Holy Cross College (Autonomous)
The first women's college in kanniyakumari District was established by the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod in 1965 in response to the invitation of the then Bishop Agniswamy, Bishop of Kottar with the main purpose of providing University education in a Christian atmosphere to the deserving women students irrespective of caste and creed, with the watchword “Excellence” which is an expression of the Divine. The college is indebted to Rev. Dr. Roch Agniswamy, the late Bishop of Kottar, Rev. Dr. Anthony Muthu, the late Bishop of Vellore, the then parish priest of Kurusady, late Rev. Mother Yvonne Lavorel, the then Superior General and Rev. Mother Marie Cecil Vionnet, the then Provincial of the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod, Province of Tiruchirappalli for assuming responsibility to start this institution.  Since our fledgeling start-up, our efforts had not been hassle free, but we walk with intuitive intelligence in the light of the Divine. At present our college has a strength of 2500 students in 12 U.G programmes, 10 P.G programmes, 4 M.Phil programmes and 9 Research centres. Further the college offers nearly a dozen certificate courses. The college has a good number of high profile alumnae. The multi-cultural ambience has an incantatory power to dissolve boundaries and create new dreams.  Our campus has in store a lot of future promises and we know that we have miles and miles to go before we could rest on our laurels. Our journey and quest will continue! Home

HCC


    Available courses

    1. To enable the students to understand the basic concepts of Economics, market structure and distribution theories.

    2. To know the functioning of the different market situations, price fixation so as to start a small firm and be self employed 

     


    1. To enable the students to understand the concept and techniques of research.

    2. To adopt the methodology of research through conduct of surveys, analysis of data and apply for projects


    1. To study the economic development of developing countries

    2. To focus the Indian ethics and sustainability


    1. To develop an analytical framework to understand the inter linkages among the crucial macro economic variables and various segments of an economy.
    2. To analyse the implications of changes in policy measures for business and the economy.

    1. To educate and develop the business students with the aptitude of Entrepreneurial Qualities.

    2. To provide exposure to the students to the entrepreneurial culture and industrial growth so as to prepare them to setup and manage their own small units.

    Objectives: 

    1.To enable the students to understand Macro Economic concepts, theories and policies.

    2.To understand the different components of national income, to know the profitable channels of investment and thereby find avenues of employment.


    1. To understand the availability of resources, recent issues of Indian economy, reforms and sectoral Performance.

    2. To improve skill development and encourage self employment specially gender based.

    Objectives

    1. To acquire knowledge in statistical concepts applicable to modern economic theories.

    2. To educate the students both theoretical and practical knowledge by applying it for employability

    Objectives

    1. To introduce the concepts of Information Technology

    2. To educate the students to improve the skills towards career prospects.


    • To enable students to understand the use of statistical tools.
    • To learn the application of statistical tools in different fields and find employment in statistical institutes and offices  related to it.


    • To enable the students to understand the concepts and theories of International Economics.
    • To know the trend of exports, the direction of trade, organizations that promote trade and offer financial assistance so that the learners can find employment and become a trader.


    Objectives

    1. To enable the students to understand the role of money, monetary standards, value of money and trade cycle.

    2. To acquire theoretical knowledge about monetary standards, to understand the effects of changes in the value of money, the functioning of organizations dealing with money and find employment.


    Objectives

    1. To enable the students to understand the availability of resources, problems, types of sectors and the role of agriculture in the development of Indian Economy.

    2. To identify the resources and its impact to know the career prospects of primary, secondary and tertiary sectors in order to be employed.


    1. To enable the students to understand the availability of resources, problems, types of sectors and the role of agriculture in the development of Indian Economy.

    2. To identify the resources and its impact to know the career prospects of primary, secondary and tertiary sectors in order to be employed.


    Objectives

    • To enable the students to understand the basic concepts of Economics, market structure and distribution theories.
    • To know the functioning of the different market situations, price fixation so as to start a small firm and be self employed 


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    To understand the behavior of waves, oscillations, properties of matter and optics. 

    To study the physical concepts behind natural phenomena.

     


    1.      To provide knowledge on the measurements including error, signal and thermal analysis, nuclear radiation measurement using counters and detectors.

    2.      To gain insight in different experimental and analytical techniques involving mass spectroscopy, surface and laser spectroscopy, vacuum techniques, diffusion pumps, measuring gauges and sensors.


    To study the electromagnetic nature of light.

    To enable the students to link the theory with day to  day life.


    To provide knowledge on the hardware, programming and applications of 8085  microprocessor and 8051 microcontroller.

    To gain hands on experience in interfacing peripherals to the microprocessor

    To provide knowledge on various alternative sources of energy.

    To create awareness about the non-conventional energy sources which will solve the energy crisis.




    Taxonomy and systematics provide the foundation for studying the diversity of the living world. 

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to all areas of systematic biology, from species description to phylogeny reconstruction. The pervasive role of phylogenetic data in evolutionary biology (e.g., biogeography, character evolution, etc.) and other fields (e.g., epidemiology, anthropology, agriculture, etc.) is highlighted. The integration of systematics with biodiversity sciences is stressed, including the importance of museum sciences, and the role of systematics in conservation biology


    Taxonomy and systematics provide the foundation for studying the diversity of the living world. This course will give you a broad background in these disciplines and their power for our understanding of biological diversity.

    This taught course is based mainly on understanding diversity, conservation protocols, protection of endangered species etc.


    I M.Sc.

    Cell and Molecular Biology - PZ1712

    Objectives

    • To provide a firm intellectual and basic knowledge on the structure and functions of biomembranes, cell organelles and molecules of eukaryotic cells.
    • Get employment in educational institutions and research laboratories

    Objectives

    • To provide a firm intellectual and basic knowledge on the structure and functions of biomembranes, cell organelles and molecules of eukaryotic cells.
    • Get employment in educational institutions and research laboratories

    To make students understand the functional significance of the different organs and organ systems of animals.

    To acquire a basic knowledge about animal diversity and general principles of cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, evolution and physiology.

    To seek employment in educational institutions and museums.

    Semester III

    Core VIII - Immunology

    Course Code:  PZ1732

     

    Upon the completion of this immunology course the students will be able to explain the importance of innate immune response in providing adaptive immunity, to know the evolution of immune molecules in different groups of animals. To differentiate the types of hypersensitive allergic reactions by seeing the symptoms and duration and suggest the remedies, discuss the role of immune molecules in different diseases and organ transplantation and to demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of immunology and the way it is applied in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and research.

     


    To enrich the knowledge of students on the structure, classification and metabolism of biomolecules and to learn the principle and functions of specified bio-instruments.

    To develop practical skills on biochemical techniques and to use bioinstruments  

    To gain knowledge on the construction and maintenance of ponds for culture of different types of cultivable aquatic organisms and also to gain information on fishery management, fish processing, preservation techniques and parasites of fishes.

    To raise aqua farming and extend it to the society. 


    B.Sc. Zoology - Semester V

    Major Elective III – (b) Sericulture

    Course Code: ZC1755

    Learning Objectives

    To develop skills in sericulture in order to enable the students to adopt it as a vocation after their graduation as it is rural based and welfare-oriented agro based industry.

    To develop entrepreneurial way of thinking that will allow them to identify and create business opportunities that may be commercialized successfully.


    To know the difference between protozoa and metazoa, and to study the structure, functional organization, adaptations and the economic importance of invertebrates. To enable the students to recognize the invertebrates and to obtain jobs in museum, consultancy firms and educational institutions.

    To know the difference between protozoa and metazoa, and to study the structure, functional organization, adaptations and the economic importance of invertebrates.

    To enable the students to recognize the invertebrates and to obtain jobs in museum, consultancy firms and educational institutions.

    Upon completion of this course the  students will be able to :

    Assess the relationship between chemistry, physics and biology

    Recognize the structure and functions of biomolecules

    Discuss basic principles of metabolism and associated metabolic diseases

    Demonstrate experiments and techniques related to biochemistry

    Taxonomy:- Morphology of leaf; Phyllotaxy, Venation, Inflorescence types and fruit types

    Biochemistry:- Lipids classification, Simple, compound and derived lipids, Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids and Essential fatty acids 

    Objectives:

    1.      To enable the students to understand the application of Mathematics in Economics.

    2.      To enrich the knowledge of logarithm, set theory and equations to solve the problem skillfully and find employment


    More applied problems

    This course is for physical science students.

    Automorphisms, Sylow Groups, Rings, Empedding of Rings

    Understand the fundamental concepts of analysis and their role in modern mathematics

    Formulate strong foundation for future studies

    Introduce graphs, directed graphs and the concepts of connectedness and labelings

    Apply these concepts in research


    To study the characteristics of p-block elements, noble gases and their compounds

    To understand the various metallurgical process

    To understand the principles of atom bomb, nuclear reactors and hydrogen bomb

    To acquire the knowledge about the atomic structure and bonding in molecules

    To know about the fundamentals of organic chemistry

    To acquire knowledge about the atomic structure and bonding in molecules

    To know about the fundamentals of organic chemistry

    To acquire knowledge about the atomic structure and bonding in molecules

    To know about the fundamentals of organic chemistry

    To study about phenols and their derivatives

    To learn polynuclear heterocyclic and organometallic compounds

    To impart knowledge about drugs and pharmaceuticals

    ·         To study the atomic structure from wave mechanical concept.

    ·         To know the arrangement of elements in the periodic table and the variation of periodic properties.

    ·         To understand the various types of chemical bond formation in molecules.

    ·         To know the metallurgy, properties and compounds of s and p block elements

     


    To learn the various concepts of thermodynamics and phase rule

    To gain knowledge about kinetics of reactions and quantum mechanics

    To understand surface active agents and its applications

    To gain knowledge on transition elements, co-ordination complexes and organometallic compounds.

    To understand the properties and theories related to solids.

    To learn the preparation, properties and structures of some Inorganic compounds.


    To acquire knowledge about nanoparticles and green chemistry.

    To gain idea about supramolecular chemistry.

    To study the applications of medicinal and biophysical chemistry.


    To understand the basic concepts of organic chemistry

    To learn about the electronic displacement and polar effects in organic chemistry

    To know and learn the principles of thermodynamics and colligative properties

    To understand the types of solutions and their behaviour

    To impart the knowledge about the symmetry elements and symmetry operations

    Synthesize organic compounds by applying the concept of chirality and conformation

    Infer the mechanism of electrophilic addition reaction

    Interpret the kinetic and thermodynamic aspects of reaction mechanisms in organic compounds

    Apply chromatographic techniques to purify chemical compounds.

    Detect the concentration, purity and thermal stability of compounds using different thermal and photochemical techniques.

    Compare the principle and instrumentation of various spectroscopic techniques.


    Apply group theory to molecules.

    Understand the principle and applications of microwave and photoelectron spectroscopy.

    Understand the chemistry of polymers and role of radiations in chemistry.

    Deduce the structure of organic compounds using various spectroscopic techniques

    Elucidate the structure of heterocyclic compounds

    Design the synthesis of organic compounds


    To know the techniques of preparing permanent slides. 

     To study the principle, working mechanism and uses of instruments used in biology.

    Pteridophytes:- General Characters of Pteridophytes, Classification of Pteridophytes, Economic importance of Pteridophytes, Psilotum habit and internal structure.

    developmental botany - anatomy and embryology of Angiosperms

    Unit I Herbal medicines-History and scope: Knowledge on-Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy. Brief knowledge on Ethnomedicine, Ethnomedicinal plants of Kanyakumari District. Unit II Folk medicines including grandmother medicinal practices (Home remedies) for common ailments like cold, fever, cough, diarrhoea Skin and hair care: Herbal preparation, decoction, extract, infusions, oils, shampoos and powders. Unit III Botanical name, family, morphology of medicinally importance of useful parts, active principles and utilization of the following medicinal herbs: Catharanthus roseus, Withaniasomnifera, Clerodendrumphlomidis and Centellaasiatica. Drug yielding plants: therapeutic and habit forming drugs with special reference to Cinchona, Rauvolfia and Cannabis. Unit IV Evaluation and standardization of herbal drugs. Physio chemical properties - Ash, Flurosence analysis. Phytochemical screening tests for secondary metabolites (alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, terpenoids and phenolic compounds). Adulteration: Identification of five common herbal adulterants. Unit V Cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage, marketing and utilization of medicinal plants Seed- Strychnosnux-vomica, Stem- Adathodavasica, Rhizome – Acoruscalamus. Conservation of medicinal plants: in situ and ex situ. Masticatories and fumitories. Tobacco and health hazards

    Objectives

    To list out the characteristic features and economic importance of selected families To utilize the taxonomical terminology and use their skills to identify plants.

    Unit I Objectives and importance of systematic botany: Morphology – root, stem, leaf, inflorescence, flower and fruits – their modifications. Contribution to systematic botany by Indian Taxonomists – K.M. Mathew and HermenegildSantapau

    Unit II Systems of classification; Artificial – Linnaeus; Natural – Bentham and Hooker –merits and demerits; Phylogenetic - Engler and Prantle. Nomenclature – Binomial system, Principles of ICN, Type method – Principle of priority – Author citation – Effective and valid publication. Herbarium techniques. Digital Herbarium

    Unit III Detailed study of the following families with their economic importance: Annonaceae, Brassicaceae, Rutaceae, Anacardiaceae, Caesalpiniaceae and Myrtaceae.

    Unit IV Cucurbitaceae, Rubiaceae, Solanaceae, Sapotaceae, Apocynaceae and Asclepiadaceae.

    Unit V Lamiaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Arecaceae, Cannaceae,Orchidaceae and Poaceae,

    This course provides basic knowledge about the microbes, plant diseases.

    CO - 1 Understand the potentiality of marine diversity.

     CO - 2 Recall the usage of different marine products 

    CO - 3 Construct a protocol for sampling and cultivating marine organisms 

     CO - 4 Analyse the different types of pollution in marine environment

    CO - 5 Detect different bioactive compounds from marine organisms.

     CO - 6 Relate the structure, reproduction and ecological roles of mangroves, sea grasses, corals and salt marsh plants

    CO - 1 Understand the organization of cell organelles and genes 

     CO - 2 Differentiate between mitichondrial DNA and chloroplast DNA 

    CO - 3 Evaluate the dissociation and re - association kinetics of DNA 

     CO - 4 Construct different types of plasmids PSO – 2 C CO - 5 Identify various types of operons 

     CO -6 Analyze Transcription and Translation of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

     CO - 7 Evaluate the problems in genetics

    Objectives 

    1. To be familiar in identifying the botanical name of plants. 

    2. To enable the students to get knowledge of modern trends in taxonomy of Angiosperms.

    Unit I Aim and scope of plant taxonomy – Systems of angiosperm classification; Linnaeus, Bentham and Hooker and Engler and Prantle; Merits and demerits of these classification; Taxonomic literatures – floras, revisions, manuals, monographs and check lists; Identification and preparation of intended keys and bracketed keys; Herbarium techniques – Types and functions of herbarium; Digital Herbarium.
    Unit II Botanical nomenclature – ICN, Principles and Role of ICN, Rules – principle of priority, rejection of names, limitations in the principle of priority, typification, author citation, effective and valid publications; Numerical taxonomy – principles, character coding, measurement of resemblance-cluster analysis, current trends in biosystematics; Cladistics – phylogenetic approach of classification, species concept; Molecular markers as taxonomic tools – RAPD, RFLP, AFLP, ISSR.

    Unit III Objectives and importance of systematic botany; systematic position, salient features, distribution, description and economic importance of Capparidaceae, Polygalaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Tiliaceae, Zygophyllaceae.
    Unit IV Systematic position, salient features, distribution, description and economic importance of Rhamnaceae, Sapindaceae, Passifloraceae, Sapotaceae, Oleaceae, Boraginaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Bignoniaceae.
    Unit V Systematic position, salient features, distribution, description and economic importance of Verbenaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Aristalochiaceae, Casuarinaceae, Orchidaceae, Commelinaceae, Araceae, Cyperaceae.

    Objectives

     1. To understand the diversity, life cycle patterns and major evolutionary trends of algae, fungi, lichens and bryophytes. 

    2. To develop the skill for identifying cryptogams.

    Unit I General characters of algae including similarities and diversities; Classification of algae by Fritsch (1954); Thallus organization in algae; Life-cycle patterns and alternation of generations. Detailed study on occurrence, habitat, structure, reproduction and life history of Cyanophyceae and Chlorophyceae 

    Unit II Detailed study on occurrence, habitat, structure, reproduction and life-history of Xanthophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Phaeophyta, Rhodophyceae, Fossil algae; Economic importance - Role of algae in soil fertility; Algal blooms; symbiotic associations; nitrogen fixation; Pollution indicators; SCP. 

    Unit III General characters of fungi; Classification of fungi proposed by C.J Alexopoulos and C.W Mims (1979); Homothallism and Heterothallism in fungi; Parasexuality in fungi; An overview and life history of Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Deuteromycetes. Economic importance of fungi. 

    Unit IV General account of Lichens; Classification by Miller (1984); Structure, nutrition and reproduction of the three major groups – Crustose, Foliose and Fruticose; Economic importance of Lichens.

     Unit V Classification, Distribution, Origin (including fossil evidence), Primitive and advanced features of Bryophytes; Evolution of gametophytes and sporophytes; Ecological adaptations; Economic importance. A comparative study of the morphological and anatomical features of Polytrichales, Bryales, Marchantiales, Jungermanniales and Anthocerotales.

    Semester : I Allied I

    Name of the Course : Cell Biology and Plant Anatomy

    Subject code : BA1711

    CO Upon completion of this course the students will be able

    to:

    PSO

    addressed CL

    CO - 1 Recognize the feature of plant anatomy : at the cell, tissue

    and organ level

    PSO - 7 R

    CO - 2 Differentiate Prokaryotes from Eukaryotes PSO - 1 U

    CO - 3 Know the complexity of xylem and phloem. PSO - 1 U

    CO - 4 Compare and contrast the organization of mitotic and

    meiotic cell division in plant and to learn about cell cycle

    PSO - 3 E

    CO - 5 Compare the structure and functions of living and non -

    living inclusions in plants

    PSO - 3 E

    CO - 6 Understand about the difference between the primary and

    secondary structures of plant.

    PSO - 7 U 

    Objectives
    1. To provide an understanding of microorganisms and the role they play in health and disease.
    2. To acquire advanced training in microbiology and related areas and develop skills in the critical analysis and interpretation.

    PG COURSE- objectives.

    This course give you an eye opener, a mild introduction to the fascinating world of computers. It will show you the basic building blocks of a computer, how they interact among each other, what are the various input and output devices and how a computer interprets and understands your language.

    Java is a high-level programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. ... Instead, Java programs are interpreted by the Java Virtual Machine, or JVM, which runs on multiple platforms. This means all Java programs are multiplatform and can run on different platforms, including Macintosh, Windows, and Unix computers.

    An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.


    To introduce the background of English Literature

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    To Know about the Later Cholas

    To know the basic concepts and theories about society and to gain knowledge about the contribution of different sociological thinkers.

    To develop students’ appreciation for diversity and skills to work with multi-cultures people.

    To acquire skills to identify and critically analyze existing and emerging social problems.


    To study human behaviour at individual level, group level, organisational level. 

    To know the fundamentals of  Companies Act 

    To create awareness on the Contract Act, Sale of Goods Act and Bailment Act and their utility in the modern business era.

    To familiarize students with the provisions of various Acts relating to commercial undertakings.


    To enable students to acquire knowledge on banking practices and technology

    To make students aware of the banking products available to customers

     Objectives 

    To enable students to understand the forms of business enterprises.

    To make students become aware of the functions of stock exchanges.

    To impact knowledge on the basic provisions of income tax.

    To provide knowledge to students on travel, tourism and travel management.

    To describe the characteristics of companies both private and public

    To help students understand the conceptual framework of management and organisational behaviour

    To help the students to apply statistical tools and mathematical principles in real life problems, particularly in business.


    To develop the ability to understand about business environment

      To enable students understand the forms business enterprises.

     To make students aware of the functions of stock exchanges.


     To enable students acquire knowledge on banking practices and technology.

    To make the students aware of the facilities and services offered by the Commercial Banks.


    Identify the avenues of marketing and banking both traditional and modern.

    To understand the concept of accounting and acquire accounting skill.

    To enable the students to gain in-depth knowledge about the financial services.

    To prepare the students to compete in Competitive Examinations

    To enable student to familiarise with the mechanism for conducting business transactions through electronic means.

    To enable students understand the e- trading and e-security tools available.


    To instill confidence in students in the computation of Tax liability of individuals, firm and companies.

    To enable the students to deal with income tax filing with confidence.



    Objectives: 1.To provides an in-depth knowledge on accounts for different types of             Organisation.

           2. To train the students in exercising sound moral judgment in all accounting activities.













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