Parvatibai Chowgule College of Science and Arts popularly known as Chowgule College is the first and only autonomous college in the state of Goa. The college has been placed in the 101-150th rank bank in the NIRF India Rankings 2018. Recently, it was selected in the DBT Star Scheme of the Government of India. It was also awarded the Best Internship Partner Award at the Goa Rugby Awards 2018. 

Chowgule College offers 28 Undergraduate, 8 Postgraduate, and 2 Ph.D. programs. In addition to these, the college also offers 4 postgraduate diploma programs. As of now, it has 1340 undergraduate students, 139 postgraduate students and 8 Ph.D. students. Admission to these courses is merit-based.

Chowgule College Highlights

Established | Type 1962 | Autonomous University 
Affiliated to Goa University
NIRF Ranking 151-200 in 2019
Types of Programs UG, PG, Diploma, and Ph.D. Courses
Selection Criteria Merit-based
Application Mode Online
Facilities Available:  Hostel, Library, Computer Laboratory, Canteen, Gymkhana, turf ground, multipurpose court
Official Website | Contact  http://www.chowgules.ac.in/spcc/index.jsp | 0832-2722222

Chowgule College Ranking

Some of the recent ranking systems in which Parvatibai Chowgule College has made an appearance and its achievements include:

  • It appeared at the #151-200 rank band in NIRF Ranking 2019 in the Colleges Category. 
  • It was selected under the DBT Star College Scheme in the Strengthening of Support Category and received a grant of Rs. 1 crore and 23 lakh rupees. 
  • It won in the Best Affiliated College Category in the Goa University Silver Jubilee Awards 2014. 
  • It was accredited with an A grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with a CGPA of 3.41 out of 4 in its 3rd Cycle. 
  • It was awarded the Best Educational Institute Award by Business Goa in 2014 under their Corporate Excellence Awards. 
  • It was awarded the Best Internship Partner Award by the Goa Rugby Union in 2014. 

Chowgule College Courses

Parvatibai Chowgule College provides a total of 42 programs, including 28 undergraduate programs, 8 postgraduate programs, 2 Ph.D. programs, and 4 Postgraduate diploma programs. The following are listed below:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English, French, Hindi, Konkani, Marathi, Portuguese, Economics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Zoology.
  • Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) in Software development, Multimedia, and Digital Filmmaking, 3D Media, and Virtual Reality-VFX.
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Information technology, Analytical Chemistry, Geoinformatics, Zoology.
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Geography, Economics, Hindi, Child Psychology & Child Development, and English.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA), Geoinformatics, Clinical Genetics, and Medical Laboratory Techniques.
  • Ph.D. in Geography, Hindi, and Botany.

Chowgule College Fees

The fee structure, eligibility criteria, and duration of the courses are as mentioned below:

Course Eligibility Fees per Year Duration
Bachelor of Arts  10+2 INR 18,323 3 years
Bachelor of Science 10+2 INR 19,207 3 years
Bachelor of Vocational 10+2 INR 93,367 3 years
Master of Arts Graduation with a minimum of 60% in the relevant course INR 63,010 2 years
Master of Science Graduation with a minimum of 60% in the relevant course INR 1,05,000 2 years
Ph.D Post Graduation 3 years
PG Diploma Graduation INR 72,370 1 year

Chowgule College Admissions

Admissions to undergraduate courses of Parvatibai Chowgule College are done on the basis of the marks scored in 10+2 level, or its equivalent, in the relevant subjects. Applications for undergraduate programs generally open in December. 

Admissions to postgraduate courses of the college are done on the basis of the following:

Master of Arts Geography Bachelor’s degree from recognized University (preferably in Geography) with at least 40%
Master of Arts English Bachelor’s degree from recognized University (preferably in English) with at least 60%
Master of Arts Economics Bachelor’s degree from recognized University 
Master of Arts Psychology Bachelor’s degree from recognized University (preferably in psychology) with at least 55%
Master of Science Information Technology B.Sc / BCA / Equivalent with a minimum 55% at degree level

Admissions to the PG Diploma courses are done on the following basis:

  • Geoinformatics: A minimum score of 55% in the following from a recognized university is eligible: BSc/MSc. (Earth & Life sciences) BCA, BSc. (Comp Science), BE Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) B.A./ MA. Geography
  • Computer Applications: B.Com/ B.Sc/ B.A/ B.C.A/ B.Ed/ B.E / any graduate from recognized University.

How to apply? 

  • Candidates must fill-up the online application form as and when it becomes available. 
  • The form must then be submitted through email, post, or directly to the college. 
  • Application fees can be paid through NEFT, demand drafts, net banking, or credit/debit cards. 

Some of the important dates include:

Event Date
Last Date to apply for UG Course 14 July 2020
Last Date to apply for MA Geography 10 June 2020
Last date to apply for MA Economics 6 June 2020
Last Date to apply for MA Psychology 22 June 2020

Read More: Chowgule College Admissions

Chowgule College Scholarships

Some of the scholarships that students can apply for include: 

  • Post Matric Scholarship to SC/ ST/ OBC students
  • Post Matric Scholarship for Minority Students/ Central Sector/ Disabled and others
  • Promotion of Science Scheme (Above 75 % at HSC)
  • Scholarship for Service Personnel
  • Fee Waiver Scheme for SC/ ST Students
  • Dayanand Bandodkar Scheme for Higher Education for Orphans
  • Dr. N.N.Sawant and Dr. S.S.Hiremath Scholarship for GIS Study
  • The Bursary Scheme
  • Six Scholarship Schemes for Students with disabilities
  • Jauhar National Fellowship for Muslim Minority Students
  • Scholarship for Needy Students from The Goa Hindu Association
  • Scholarship for Needy Students from Blue Cross Laboratories Pvt. Ltd

Chowgule College Facilities

The facilities in Parvatibai Chowgule College include:

  • Hostel Arrangements: The college provides four flats for the accommodation of Girls, at Jonety Residency, Agali, Fatorda, Salcete-Goa. There are another three flats for the accommodation of boys at three separate apartments, and finally, a guest house for Faculty and/or Guest at Antonieta Apartments, Borda, Margao Goa.
  • Sports and Fitness Centre: The Sports and Fitness Centre sprawls over a 5-acre property. It has an indoor capacity of 35000 sq. ft, equipped with cardio equipment, selector’s machine, indoor running track, jacuzzi, etc. The outdoor facilities include an all-season artificial football field, basketball court, and tennis court.
  • Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Centres: This center deals not only with therapies and services related to injuries but also provides :

    • Massage and Spa treatment

    • Pain care clinic

    • Yoga program

    • Aerobics Program

    • Personal Fitness Program with Fitness Consultant

    • BFC Sports Training and Conditioning Program

  • Library: The library, also known as the Learning Centre resource on this campus, has a collection of 46684 items, including books, extensive reference material, 576 VCDs, and a rare photo collection. It also shelters 3227 bound volumes and approximately 917 dissertations of the Final Year Students. It caters to local and national newspapers daily. 

  • Wifi: This is through a system of registration that applies only to students of Parvatibai Chowgule college. It ensures free wifi throughout the campus. 

Chowgule College FAQs

Ques. What information should be included while submitting an application for undergraduate courses?

Ans. Please submit the following documents:

  • Original and photocopies of statements of marks at H.S.S.C or equivalent examination.
  • Original and 2 photocopies of leaving certificate from the last school attended. 
  • Six copies of identity card size photograph of the applicant
  • For applicants for any board other than Goa board, a provisional eligibility certificate must be submitted. 
  • For applicants to 2nd year or 3rd year from other Universities, a migration certificate must be submitted. 

Ques. Are there any certificate or career courses provided by Parvatibai Chowgule College?

Ans. Parvatibai Chowgule provides a one-year French Certificate Course, with only 20 seats. Besides this, some of the career-oriented courses are as follows:

Course

Duration

No. of seats

Travel and Tourism Management

30 credits

20 seats

Video Editing

30 credits

20 seats

Functional Hindi

30 credits

20 seats

Hardware Maintenance

30 credits

20 seats

Environment Auditing

30 credits

20 seats

Electronic Appliance Monitoring

30 credits

20 seats

 Ques. What scholarships can I apply to?

Ans. Students can apply to the following scholarships among others:

  • Dayanand Bandodkar Scheme for Higher Education for Orphans
  • Dr. N.N.Sawant and Dr. S.S.Hiremath Scholarship for GIS Study
  • The Bursary Scheme
  • Six Scholarship Schemes for Students with disabilities
  • Jauhar National Fellowship for Muslim Minority Students
  • Scholarship for Needy Students from The Goa Hindu Association.

Ques. How is the faculty of the college?

Ans. Parvatibai Chowgule College has a total of 138 faculty members, and more than 300 staff members. The principal of the college is Dr. Nandkumar N Sawant from the Department of Geography, and the vice-principals are Shri HSS Nadkarni, Department of Geology, and Dr. Shaila Ghanti, Department of Computer Science. The faculty is divided into 4 main departments:

  • Faculty of Languages and Literature
  • Faculty of Life Science
  • Faculty of Physical Science and Earth Science
  • Faculty of Social Science

Read More: Chowgule College Faculty

Ques. How are the placements of the college?

Ans. Although the placement rate of Parvatibai Chowgule College is not high, and the reviews for both placement and internships are scathing, the college has, in fact, a lengthy list of internship opportunities. This includes recently putting together an Entrepreneurship & Innovation Cell in association with the Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration (CIBA) Verna Goa.

Other such resources and activities provided by the college website include:

  • Internship Training Opportunities with Art Escape Benaulim
  • Internship Programme at The International Centre Goa- Dona Paula
  • Translation internships from Konkani to English
  • Job Opportunity with Startup Initiative at Fomento Resources Margao Goa. 
  • Summer Internship Training Programme at Bookworm