S.S. College is the addition to a cluster of institutions, that studs the sprawling green fields belonging to the Poothotta S.N.D.P. Yogam branch. At the centre of the complex is the Sree Narayana Sreevallabha Temple consecrated by the World Guru Sree Narayana. His exhortation, “Attain freedom through education” is sincerely followed by the management. Literally thousands of youngsters are put through their paces in education, social upbringing and all the noble principles of the art of living at these temples of learning. The students and staff are guided by a group of inspired idealists at the helm of the management. The college was sanctioned by the Kerala Government and affiliated with the M.G. University in the year 2002.
The college started functioning in September 2002 with four courses – BCA, B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Com with Computer Application and M.Sc. IT. There was a total enrolment of 95 students that year. In 2005 two more courses were added to it BSc. Mathematics (Computer Application) and M.Com (Finance Stream). In 2011 M.Sc CS also was sanctioned. And now the college functions with five under graduate courses and two Post Graduate Courses. Prof. K.S. Ullas M.A., M.Phil. LLB, is currently the principal of the college. There are six departments with a total of 57 teachers. The Computer Department has 18 teachers, the Maths Department 5, Commerce Dept. 15, the language dept. 11 and the physical education Dept. 1 teacher. The college has 5 system managers to take care of the computer labs and 11 office staff to manage the administration. The infrastructure is so designed as to meet the varied demands of the aspiring students. Four computer labs with 150 computers with printing, scanning and Internet Broadband connections provide ready access to the net savvy techie brains that take admission here. Similarly the college appeases the thirst of the knowledge-hunters and book-lovers with a fully equipped library-cum-reading room stacked with books ranging from the objective and informative academic books to the subjective fictional literary works. A language lab also functions with effective visual and acoustic facilities driving home to the students the phonetic and accentual complexities of a foreign language. Teachers who have done certificate courses in counselling monitor the counselling cell. These trained counsellors feel the pulse of the student’s community identifying problem students and problems of students and help the students overcome these problems. The cell directs the students towards a healthy and positive way of thinking.
Headed by the Principal and supported by the heads of all the departments of the college, a placement cell holds forth a promising future to the students studying here. Campus selection has proved a blessing to them, helping them find a career as soon as they come out of the college. Even during this lean period of recession, SS College is finding prospective employers scanning the campus for dynamic youngsters for their firms. Arrive September 2016 and the institution will have completed fourteen successful years of service in the field of higher education. It has been a period of initiation, experimentation and finally mastery of the art of educating a new generation of youth in academics, ethics, arts, sports and personality development. The college boasts of a faculty dedicated to the cause of education. Erudite in their professional competency, the additional degrees they hold (LLB, M.Phil. M.Ed. Etc.) speak for their aspirations for academic excellence. Many of them continue to pursue the goal of knowledge enhancement and attend refresher and orientation courses conducted by the U.G.C. and other academic bodies earning covetable grades for their paper presentations and performances. Academic activities are not confined to the chapters in the syllabus at Swamy Saswathikananda College. JAVA, Visual Basics, Visual C++, Tally in Computer Science are all part of their syllabus. In addition, the college gives them an advanced coaching in Tally for which a separate certificate is issued to each student. Workshops on aptitude tests, soft skills and interview skills are frequently conducted by bringing in resource persons to help the students prepare for competitive exams. Besides classes in counselling, group discussions, model interviews and career guidance are conducted to upgrade the standard of the students. As a cumulative effect of all these most of the students have been able to find a place in the job market with ease. The placement cell in the college has assisted them to earn coveted jobs in reputed institutions. Academics and careers apart, the institution gives due importance to arts and sports. A healthy mind in a healthy body is what we believe in. The Physical Education Department trains students to keep themselves fit by catering to their tastes in various sports – football, cricket, badminton… They also get exposure to the standards met at university levels by competing in the matches held at the inter university meets. District and state level competitions.
The Arts Club plays a dynamic role in promoting the cultural and artistic activities in the college. Budding writers, artists, photographers, vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers and so on find a venue at the College Arts Festival to display their talents in various categories of competitions held here. The winners charged with hope and enthusiasm take part in the University Arts Festival and many of them have brought home laurels. A language/Cultural club functions in the college to tap the literary and artistic resources inherent in the students and make them culturally oriented. Seminars, debates and quiz programmes are conducted on important occasions like Kerala Day, Women’s Day etc. to bring awareness to the students of their importance. The cultural heritage of our country is also brought home to our students by encouraging them to celebrate the Onam and X’mas festivals on a grand scale. 8 SWAMY SASWATHIKANANDA COLLEGE The PTA is a very strong force that drives the institution on its onward journey. A healthy co-ordination exists between the parents and the teachers and the support of the PTA seems indispensable for the betterment of the college. Having traversed13 years of a promising journey the college has formed an Alumni association, FAASSC (Former Academia Association of Swamy Saswathikananda College) chaining in all the ex-students of the college forming a new fraternity. SS College is striding forward with steady steps and a raised head.