Scholar Support Programme (SSP)

The Government of Kerala had launched the Scholar Support Programme (SSP) in the Government Arts & Science Colleges during 2012-13. It was extended to 27 Aided Arts & Science Colleges during 2013-14. The Programme is being given to all the Aided Arts & Science Colleges in 2014-15. As a part of New Initiatives by the Department of Collegiate Education, St. Josephs College Irinjalakuda has started Scholar Support Programme from the academic year 2014-2015. The Scholar Support Programme aims at imparting personalized additional support to needy students through tutorials, study materials, additional lectures, question banks and interactive sessions. The candidates are selected from the first semester of the Under Graduate Programme. The programme offers personalised additional instructional sessions to support  academically backward students. Teachers specialised in the respective areas of knowledge is involved in the successful implementation of the programme. The extra coaching has proved to be highly beneficial to the weaker students who aspire to be successful in life. The Directorate of Collegiate Education is implementing the Programme. Funds are allotted to colleges for the implementation of the Programme

The candidates selected under the Programme must be from the first year of the Under Graduate Programme.  Students who are having less than 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination and who need some additional support in identified subjects alone are to be included in the Programme. If it is not possible to identify such students, students having the lowest percentage of marks in the qualifying examination will be considered. Students were chosen according to their first internal marks with an additional consultation with their class teachers who further joined as internal mentors of SSP. Internal trainers have to assist the coordinator in maintaining a close contact with the enrolled students and in arranging the internal classes (subject coaching). Their duties include identify the papers in which the students need subject coaching and support the student in the additional areas of need motivate the students. The benefits of the SSP are to make the student capable of identifying the reasons of one’s own difficulties in learning, to empower the student with skills to learn efficiently and to write the examinations effectively.

Some Major Activities

  • Student kit has been distributed to the students.
  • Internal sessions is handled by the internal mentors.
  • A separate Library shelf was provided with enough study materials for thementees and mentors.
  • Life skill classes are handled by Mr Ramesh N K, Ms Merry Henna Josephand Dr Stalin Raphel.
  • Conducted external mentoring session on learning skills by Mr Binil Kumar K. R.