The founders of the college way back in 1887 defined the mission of the College in terms of an all-round development of human persons through imparting sound knowledge and humanistic values so that young men and women would be sent out to the wider arena of life and they would make a qualitative change there by their life and work. MCC, prioritized the formation of an integrated personhood through relevant practices, programs, and events inbuilt into the academic calendar. The institution of Dr Devanesen Centre for Human Resource Development is another attempt in the pursuit of the vision of the college.
The center was established in the year 2004 when the College decided to introduce Personality Development as a subject in the UG Curriculum. Since then, the UG curriculum of the College of both streams has Personality Development as an important component for two semesters. Today, we have 35 Faculty who are trained in this area. Every year 1100 students are the beneficiaries of The Personality Development program. In this program classes are held in a student friendly, participatory and experiential manner.
The centre has been offering valuable service to the students since 2004-05 in helping them acquire the necessary self-confidence and other human and social skills. The outcome of the programme is seen in the overall increase in campus placements during the last six years. Review and feedback received form the students are highly encouraging and challenging to do still better.
Trained facilitators of the college with their experience and expertise as well as inputs form the corporate HR professionals, developed the syllabus and their own course content. This publication is the culmination of the efforts towards developing a course content to meet the specific needs of our students. The first volume deals with specific skills necessary for one’s own self development and personal effectiveness. These are by no means intended to be the textbooks for the students but only to serve as a guide or as a manual for the facilitators. Classes are conducted for students from various disciplines with students numbering around 35 per class.
The course is offered under Part IV a- Non-Major electives, during the III and IV semesters of the UG Programme, for 3 credits. The classes are held during the IV and V Hours of Day Order I for the Day Stream students and during the I and II Hours of Day Order V for the SFS Stream of students.
Students of various Departments are regrouped into groups of 40 each comprising students of different disciplines for greater effectiveness.
Students are assessed only by the course teacher by way of Continuous Assessment for a maximum 40 as shown below: