The curriculum of all the programmes have been designed to provide a holistic education reflecting the institution’s vision of academic excellence, spiritual vitality and social relevance. The curricula combine academic knowledge, fundamental skills, personality development, and social and ethical values. The programme outcomes, programme specific outcomes and course outcomes have been framed in accordance with the local, regional, national and global needs. They are aimed at equipping the students with a critical and imaginative thinking, effective oral and written communication skills, and ability to use ICT to meet the needs of a complex global society.
The courses focus on national integration, cultural heritage, gender, environmental and other social issues. They instil a scientific temper with an orientation towards application where required. They provide a professional edge to the students enhancing their employability. Value Education course sensitizes the students to various social issues and encourages them to deliberate and suggest ways to tackle them. Environmental Studies highlights the importance of environmental conservation and sustainable development, a need urgently felt from the local to the international level.
Personality Development and extension activities such as NCC, NSS, Students Service for the Differently Abled, Scrub Society, etc. grooms the students into responsible citizens for employment and life outside the institution. The postgraduate programmes are enriched with intense curriculum and rigorous training for advanced research.
The Language courses impart communication skills in global languages such as English, German and French. Mandatory computer and soft skills training equips the students with employability skills required at the international level. Courses on International Relations, Histories of other countries, international security, human rights, international economy, western philosophy, social work, banking and financial institutions, nanoscience, biotechnology, bioinformatics, microbiology, environmental biology and biodiversity, etc. which have value at the international level for both higher education and employability are offered to the students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The units of the College such as International Centre for Social Work and Estuarine Biological Laboratory at Pulicat provide a platform for students to gain practical exposure.
Courses such as Indian National Movement, Indian Culture, Indian Art and Architecture, Public Policy, National Security of India, Indian Philosophy, Environmental Studies, Environmental Economics, Environmental Chemistry, Heritage Tourism, etc., promote national integration and address issues of concern at the national level.
Extension activities such as NCC, NSS, etc., promote national consciousness and prepare the students to be responsible citizens. Hindi and Sanskrit courses provide the necessary language skills and promote national culture.
Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam courses address regional needs. Courses in History, Political Science, Economics and other disciplines address the regional issues.
The Family Life Institute provides the students of Social Work an opportunity for service learning and involve in extension activities, which is part of the curriculum. The extension activities help the local community through various awareness camps and programmes. Tamil is offered as Part II language which promotes local language and culture. It is also essential for employment in Tamil Nadu state government.