The Scholar Support Programme

St. Thomas College, Pala, launched a novel initiative called the Scholar Support Programme (SSP) for the first year undergraduate students under the auspices of the DCE, Govt. of Kerala, in 2014-15.

SSP envisages the provision of additional and personalized assistance to academically weak students. Accordingly, fifty(50) students from five subjects are selected on the basis of ‘Results Analysis’ (i.e. from data made available at the DCE website). Such students are given tutorials, study material and question banks, etc. The plan is slated to be extended to the second and the third year of the degree programme in the subsequent years.

A minimum of fifteen(15) classes are held for such students outside the regular hours of the college. There is a college level coordinator for the programme. The teachers engaging the classes are Prof. Jishnu Venugopal(English), Prof. Tomy Thomas(Maths), Prof. Manesh Varghese(History), Prof. Joji Jacob(Economics), and Prof. Joby Mathew(English).