FROM PRINCIPAL’S DESK
M.A., M.Phil. SLET.,Ph.D
Education is the manifestation of love and my most cherished possession. Education drives away ignorance and through illumination it emboldens a man to a righteous thought and action. It empowers a woman and enlarges the horizon of her mind. It energizes a society and enables a man to earn his living with respect and praise. Hence my love for it. Our Arts College, endowed with progressive futuristic outlook aims continual growth in the quality of all academic activities with a sense of commitment to fully meet the expectations of the students, parents and society at large. Our college cares for the individual development of each and every student. We follow “mentor system” under which each student’s comes under web of a teacher. We accord prime importance to the behavioural discipline, moral integrity and cognitive developments of our students. All the Departments and Societies- Debate, Fine Art, Literature, Outreach, Photography, Sports, NSS, NCC, Career Guidance Cell, Counselling Cell, Women Empowerment Cell, offer integrated services for the multi –facetted developments of our students. Our teachers strive to teach not only academic programmes but also life skills needed for students’ self development with highly Qualified and resourceful faculty.
I wish the best of fortune, peace and prosperity to all those who contribute to the noble task of spreading education and its manifest qualities, aims and objectives.
Message from the IQAC Coordinator
IQAC Coordinator And Associate Professor
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
Education plays a key role in the overall development of the society. The role of education is definitely not limited to giving and grasping knowledge and theory. The true goal of education transcends much beyond just awarding degree and certificate to the students. As Mahatma Gandhi said,”By education I mean an all round drawing out of the best in the child and man –body, mind and spirit.”The ultimate goal of education is the discovery of the meaning of life and the fulfilment of life and all mankind as well as for oneself. The quest of education is knowledge, humanity, culture, wisdom and sharpness but it should be noted that knowledge is not given but earned and character is not granted but cultivated.
Our College has established the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 1st July 2009. The IQAC being an integral part of the college works towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement by developing a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in different aspects of functioning of the college.The IQAC assures the stakeholders i.e., students, parents, teachers, staff, management, funding agencies and society in general of the accountability and transparency in the quality management system of the institution and its concern for ensuring quality of education being imparted.Internal Quality Assurance Cell is a step towards excellence. The IQAC of our College organises various programmes for faculty, administrative staff and quality circle members. It conducts open forum to provide interface between students and officials of the college. It conducts staff assessment to provide valuable feedback for quality sustenance and improvement in teaching, learning and research experiences in the college. It documents and reports various activities of the college for various higher education requirements. A continuous follow up has been made on infrastructural resources of the college to assure adequate, appropriate and better facilities to assure conducive and enabling environment for teaching, learning and research. Through all these measures IQAC happens to be one of the important components of the college which ensures quality and continuous improvement in all the units / aspects of the college.
With Best Wishes….
We commit ourselves to four guiding values;
Ø STUDENT FOCUS:- to put students at the heart of our venture, and prepare them to achieve their highest potential and measure our achievements by their success.
Ø EXCELLENCE:-To achieve highest quality in what we do through diligent effort, both individual and collective.
Ø LEADERSHIP:-To develop leadership qualities for a desired future and motivate them to harness their potential,
Ø LEARNING CENTRE:-Commitment to learn, adapt and change as a means to continuous improvement
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE
To cultivate the basic qualities of character and strong personality and sense of moral and spiritual values,
Ø To create awareness in them of the socio-economic needs of the country and of the less privileged in a spirit of sharing.
Ø To enrich captivity and love of learning right attitudes and interests and essential skills.
Ø To work for national and international integration and develop the vision of a better world
KITTEL ARTS COLLEGE was born on July, 1st 1988 as a result of the bifurcation of the erstwhile Kittel College into Kittel Arts College and Kittel Science College. The College is managed by Karnataka Northern Diocese, Church of South India, Basel Mission Higher Education Centre, Dharwad and Affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad. Bishop Rt.Rev. R. J. Niranjan is the President of the BMHEC. The Basel Mission Higher Education Centre is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 at assistant Charity Commissioner’s Office at Belguam as a Trust E-39(DWD).The institution is named after the celebrated Kannada Savant and lexicographer Rev.Dr.Ferdinand Kittel (1832-1903), who came to India as a missionary in 1853, deputed by Basel Mission, Germany. He soon gained mastery over the South Indian languages and compiled thevoluminous and important Kannada-Kannada-English dictionary (1894).His life and teaching set an example to the young students to emulate. The College is situated on the State Highway 73 erstwhile known as Poona-Bangalore National Highway No-04 and is within walking distance from any part of the city and accessible to all the necessary facilities. The institution aims at imparting a sound learning and liberal education. It provides instruction in A stream at the degree level leading to BA Degree. As suggested by the NAAC Peer Team during 2007 cycle-I DRAFT REPORT ON REASSESSMENT and ACCREDITATION, in 2008 Master degree Programme was introduced in Kannada literature. The College aims at Scholarship, Fellowship and Leadership. Its cardinal desire is to develop an all round personality of the young people with spirit of dedication for service. Hence our motto is “NOT TO BE SERVED; BUT TO SERVE”.