One Mr. Robert who was always at the counter of the college with tremendous memory - He was Management for us for all practical purposes. Otherwise, the college principal and other management visibility were very low.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
normal; At our time, the fees were more for the college compared to others. However, over a period of time, the fees are rationalized. I cannot say for sure how expensive it is now but I would not be surprised if the fees are more - at the same time, there is transparency now more than before.
I cannot say today as our times there was no system for campus recruitments. As I understand today is systemic.
My preference. i) Reputation and ii) administration; applied as a normal student would do - attended to a small interview and questioning by the administrator. It was in 1975 - now the system is changed and admissions are based on univ listing. Opted for this course as I had done BSc.
Alumni were not so popular those days as compared to today. We recently in July (on-line because of a pandemic) did 50 years of our coming together - involving batch mates from other colleges also - but it was not under any Alumni banner. However, there is normally an annual dinner for College Alumni hosted by normally somebody high up in the official circle who has access to spacious lawns.
Generally good. However, the standard was not as would be in the university department. The faculties had themselves graduated from college and univ dept - were aware of the requirements. Generally was acceptable for practicals. There was little interaction for the theory.
Our college at that time was male-only. However, our main subject classes were in the univ dept where we had a batch of the female class coming from another college where the science courses were available thru on univ. dept only. All types of religion/areas of the country were represented. The female ratio in our class was more. Again we had a large chunk of students who were middle-income groups - a few from higher strata. It was a mix of students from Government schools who were not so good at spoken English - this did create a superiority complex amongst Public School pass outs. All Languages of India were spoken amongst our batch and it did make us learn at least small basics of different languages. Personally, except for the spoken English part, there was no problem intermingling with fellow students.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
There was hardly any industry specific. There was no system for campus recruitments as today. However, what I learnt then is still relevant. We had Practical classes which helped us develop skills and are helpful even today. In our time, Industry specific experiences were not there.
Annual dinners (different batches), college festivals, farewells, and others. Annual cultural festivals are great - attended by at least three times the number of students in the college. A lot of preparation goes into that and have presentations from old Alumni also.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
I got science talent scholarship - it was based on an all India examination and project report. This application was done at school stage only and if one was successful, one could avail the scholarship provided Basic Science course was pursued.