e-IJEAS is a peer-reviewed Inter Disciplinary e-Journal Published by NSS Training College, Ottapalam. This journal was started in 2020, with aim of publishing innovative and quality papers in a wide range of topics diverse and subjects. The journal also intends to help researchers, scholars, students and everyone else who are interested in academic research activities, in publishing papers on various issues across multiple disciplines. This journal invites original contributions as well as Review articles in important methodological and substantive areas in education, humanities, social sciences.
The Journal is published twice a year. One issue during January to June, and another issue during July to December
Uniqueness or innovation of the work in terms of the methodology being developed, and/or its application to a problem of particular importance in the public or service sector and/or the setting within which the effort is being made, e.g. an emerging region of the world is used in evaluating a manuscript submitted to the journal. Which means, of the model/methodology itself, the application, and the problem context, at least one of these must be unique and important. Additionally, a submitted paper is evaluated for accuracy, its organizational presentation (i.e. logical flow), and writing quality.
N.S.S. Training College, Ottapalam is one of the scores of educational institutions, ranging from elementary schools to Grade I colleges, owned and managed by Nair Service Society. Nair Service Society, a registered charitable society, was founded in the year 1914 by late Bharathakesari Sree Mannath Padmanabhan, the legendary social reformer, educationist and visionary. Today its organs or units sprawl from one end of the state to the other, and even beyond the boundaries of the state playing pivotal role in the social transformation of the state by means of the mighty tool of widespread education.
Most of the N.S.S. Educational institutions are in remote villages that would ever have remained obscure and unawakened had it not been for the temples of learning N.S.S. chose to establish in these areas. These institutions have been playing as agents of speedy progress and change with its motto, “EDUCATION FOR ALL”.
The crying need for a college of Teacher Education in Palakkad District struck Mannath Padmanabhan as early as 1960, a time when such a college was absent in the entire area. Aspiring students of Education, therefore, had to move to places far from their homes, and the result was that trained teachers were hard to come by. Often schools had to recruit untrained teachers which affected adversely the standards of teaching and learning in the schools.
Comparatively women were the worst affected in the absence of teacher-education facilities near their homes. Though there were plenty of girl’s schools in the area, the number of women-teachers available was fewer. The opening of this institution was a boon for the women who aspired for the profession of teaching. This institution has paved for them the way to empower themselves with greater educational attainments. Thus the role that this institution has played in the development and empowerment of the women community of the state is a vital and pioneering one.
Ottapalam stands on the banks of Nila, the river that meanders through the whole of south Malabar districts of Thrissur and Palakkad and Malappuram and it epitomizes the rich age-old culture of Valluvanad, a geographical area that still stands untouched by the pathetic aftermaths of mindless industrial growth and wanton commercial exploitation. A paradise marked by pure serene idyllic charm, Ottapalam is also known for top diplomats like Mr. K.P.S. Menon, Scientists like Dr. M.G.K. Menon and legal luminaries and statesmen like Mr. Chettur Sankaran Nair and Mr. V.P. Menon.
The very high standards of education the area maintained justified the founder’s plan to set up an institution of teacher’s training here. The college was established in 1960 and is affiliated to the University of Calicut. To start with it imparted instruction for one year B.Ed. Degree course with eighty students on the rolls and in thirty five years the student strength rose to three hundred and became the biggest college of teacher education in the state. Another mile stone in the growth of the college was the commencement of M.Ed. course in 1995 which raised the status of the college to a full-fledged institution of teacher education.
Consequent upon the introduction of the two-year B.Ed. and M.Ed. program in 2015, the institution offers B.Ed. course in six subjects viz, English, Malayalam, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physical Science and Social Science to 100 students and M.Ed. program to 50 students. The college has 22 teachers on its faculty including the principal and 11 administrative staff.
The college functions in 5 multi storied blocks – the administrative block, Library block, Auditorium block, P.G. block and annex. The college was re-accredited by NAAC with A grade (CGPA of 3.36) because of its outstanding performance in curricular, Co-curricular, research and extension activities and its contributors to the students and community.
The college became an approved Research Centre in Education under University of Calicut in the year 2017 with 7 of its teaching faculty as approved research guides in education.
The college is set up with the broad objective of providing education for the prospective teachers. We aim at forming socially committed, intellectually competent, secular minded, truthful, just and humane teachers of tomorrow. Excellence is our motto. The institution will nuture each student to actualize his/her potentials to become efficient, skilful, competent, responsible and dedicated to the profession of teaching and to the community. The college offers adequate opportunities of curricular and co-curricular activities for the mental as well as spiritual development of the student.
Professional Excellence Through Empowering Transformation
To Produce Teachers who are Intellectually Alert, Professionally Competent, Morally Upright, Emotionally Integrated, Spiritually Enlightened, Physically Sound, Socially Conscious and Committed.
For further details, please refer to the college official website https://nssce.org/