Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science is a premier educational institution in the State of Goa, offering courses at Graduate and Post Graduate levels and also Ph.D. programmes.Parvatibai Chowgule College is accredited by NAAC with Grade 'A' (CGPA of 3.41 on a 4-point scale on the 3rd cycle). Adjudged by Goa University as the Best Affiliated College at the time of its Silver Jubilee celebrations in the year 2009, it was also conferred with the Best Educational Institute award by Business Goa in 2014.Having been conferred the autonomous status by University Grants Commission in June 2014, this college is the first autonomous college in the State of Goa. Our recent achievements include, the college being placed in Rank band '101-150' in the India Rankings 2018, for Colleges in the National Institutional Ranking Framework conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development,Govt. of India, being selected under DBT Star Scheme of Government of India, and being honoured with the 'Best Internship Partner award by Goa Rugby Union at the Goa Rugby Awards 2018.
Since its inception, the College has always been at the forefront in educational innovation. In 1986, the College pioneered computer science education in Goa by starting a Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications. In 2004, the College initiated post graduate programmes in Information Technology and Geography. In subsequent years, on the basis of prevalent societal needs, courses in Biotechnology and Psychology were introduced at undergraduate level, and post graduate diplomas in Geoinformatics and Human Genetics & Pathological Techniques were started. The College now offers courses leading to Post graduate diploma in Clinical Genetics, Post graduate Diploma in Analytical Instrumentation, M.A.degrees in Geography, Applied Economics, Hindi, Child Psychology and Development and English as well as M.Sc. degrees in Information Technology, Analytical Chemistry, and Geoinformatics Systems. It also offers Ph.D. programme in Botany, Hindi and Geography. The college introduced Bachelor of Vocational course in Software development in 2017-18 and Multimedia and Digital Film making, 3D Media and Virtual Reality-VFX, ITES (Business Processes and ERP Operations) courses in 2018-19. To ensure that its students develop a professional edge along with academic knowledge, the College has introduced the Honours Programme that continues to run since it was initiated in 2010-2011. Today, the College has twenty-seven undergraduate and eight post-graduate departments, offering wide variety of programmes and courses, some of which are unique in Goa.
The Chowgule Education Society has initiated massive infrastructural
development at the College. As a result of this, state-of-the-art
infrastructure is available for curricular, co-curricular and
extra-curricular activities. The infrastructure added over the last
ten years includes: science laboratory block, multimedia-equipped
auditoriums, classrooms, conference room, campus-wide Wi-Fi network,
additional computer labs, web-based virtual infrastructure for
teaching-learning (C-LAAP/Google Classrooms, C-mail, Online
Library), computerized library, well equipped faculty offices, FIFA
accredited football ground with field turf, multipurpose ground,
gymnasium and fitness centre, sports medicine and physiotherapy
centre, open-air seating arrangements, new canteen, well maintained
rest-rooms, spacious well-laid four-wheeler and two-wheeler parking
grounds and new administrative offices. The entire campus and the
administrative buildings have been re-engineered. Many of the
science departments have research laboratories to carry out
extensive and specialized research.
This institution also renders various services that seek
to provide motivation for students to excel. These support services
include the Office of Information Technology, Estate Office, Student
Support Services, Tiger's Sports School, Centralized Printing
Facilities and a Shopping Centre.
Two prominent student guidance facilities available at the
College are: Staff Advisory Programme (mentoring) and Student
Support Services. Mentoring of students is an integral part of our
educational system, providing guidance and encouragement. Mentors
play a key role in this college as they nurture students and help
them remain connected and engaged, thus strengthening their
performance. Student Support Services of our College has various
arms such as Writing Centre, Career & Personal Counseling Centre
(CPCC), Business English Certificate (BEC) Training, Statistical
Analysis Support Service (SASS), and Centre for Portuguese Language
& Culture (CPLC).
The college has recently established a Centre for Teaching
and Learning which aims to educate faculty on how to go about
integrating ICT in Higher Education effectively by conducting
workshops, seminars and provide them with hands-on
experience/training, innovate, Implement and Share different ICT
tools in teaching and also a Translation Centre which is first of
its kind in Goa to promote the growth of indigenous literature and
knowledge, induce the students to the field of translation and
assignment of translation work.
Collaborations with other institutions abroad and within
the nation helps students at Chowgules develop a global perspective.
Thus, it has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Instituto
Camoes, Portugal under the Foreign Ministry of Portugal, to
encourage the learning of Portuguese language and deepen the
understanding of Portuguese culture as also with University of
Porto, Portugal for academic and research collaboration. It has
international collaborations with educational institutions in
Stockholm, Sweden, Jaywardenapura University, Sri Lanka, Kansai
University and Waseda University, Japan and Universite De La
Reunion, France. The College also has signed a MoU with "Instituto
Cervantes" - a body that operates under the Government of Spain and
is its official centre for language and culture.