Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla

Summary

Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla
Logo - color - macfast.jpg
AffiliationMahatma Gandhi University Kottayam
PrincipalCherian J Kottayil
Location, ,
India

9°22′24″N 76°35′03″E / 9.3734°N 76.5843°E / 9.3734; 76.5843Coordinates: 9°22′24″N 76°35′03″E / 9.3734°N 76.5843°E / 9.3734; 76.5843
AffiliationsMahatma Gandhi University,
Websitewww.macfast.org
Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla is located in Kerala
Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla
Location in Kerala
Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla is located in India
Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla
Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla (India)

Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies Tiruvalla (MACFAST) is a research institute in Kerala, India established in 2001. The college offers specially designed courses in business management, information technology and biosciences.

History

MACFAST is owned and managed by the Corporate Educational Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Tiruvalla. The president is Thomas Mar Koorilos. It is located in the town of Tiruvalla, Kerala. As part of its mission to prepare students to meet the demands of the corporate and scientific world, the institute has established the MACFAST Centre for Research and Development (MCRD), offering Ph.D programmes in the biosciences.

A research journal, Journal of Science, Technology and Management (JSTM), has been published since 2008.[1] MACFAST owns an on-campus Community Radio Station. Radio MACFAST 90.4 is the first on-campus community radio in Kerala.[2]

MACFAST Industry Interface (MII) was established in 2010.

MACFAST officially inaugurated Clean And Green City -Tiruvalla Project [1] on 1 November 2010 and on 13 February 2011 the Concept Paper on the Project was released and presented to Mr. TKA Nair, the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India.[3]

In 2011, the college was declared as having the State's largest solar powered campus, by the Kerala Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed.[4] The system contains 27,600 Watts panels, 30 kW bi-directional charger which functions as an inverter with grid-tie capability. The system also has a four-member charge controller, a 19-inch rack and a central monitoring device package.[5]

The UNAI (United Nations Academic Impact) and the UNHATE Foundation have selected an institution each from 10 countries for implementing the project aimed at facilitating secondary and tertiary education for indigenous women in the year 2015. MACFAST was the only B-School selected from India for implementing this program during that year. MACFAST in association with the UNAI and the UNHATE Foundation, is providing educational support and guidance to 20 girls from remote villages in Kerala to realise their ambitions of higher education.[6]

In recognition of its excellence in the curricular as well as co-curricular activities, innovative approaches in research and development, infrastructure facility and its social commitment, in 2016, MACFAST was accredited with ‘A’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), the autonomous body funded by University Grants Commission of Government of India that assesses and accredits higher education Institutions (HEIs) in India.[7] Also the college has been enlisted among the ranking band of 151 - 200 of NIRF Ranking - 2020.

References

  1. ^ http://www.journal.macfast.org/index.php
  2. ^ http://macfast.org/technitrous07/cpanel/browser/infocus.php?page1_id=66. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://cgc.macfast.org/
  4. ^ Staff Reporter; Reporter, Staff (27 November 2011). "Macfast solar power plant commissioned". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Kerala's First Solar Powered College & Radio for Saving the Environment – Macfast College, Tiruvalla « EAI Green Colleges". eai.in. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  6. ^ Kuttoor, Radhakrishnan (24 June 2015). "UN support to realise their goals". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  7. ^ "NAAC accreditation for MACFAST". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 14 July 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 November 2017.CS1 maint: others (link)

External links

  • MACFAST website