Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science is a premier
educational institution in the State of Goa, offering courses at
the Graduate, Postgraduate and PhD levels
Accredited by NAAC with Grade 'A+' (CGPA of 3.27 on a 4-point scale on the 4th cycle), it was adjudged Best Affiliated College by Goa University at its Silver Jubilee celebrations in 2009 and was given the Best Educational Institute award by Business Goa in 2014. Having been conferred upon the autonomous status by University Grants Commission in June 2014, this is the first Autonomous College in the State of Goa.
In the National Institutional Ranking Framework conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India for colleges across the country, our college was ranked in the Rank Band of 101-150 in the year 2018, followed subsequently by being in the Rank Band of 151-200 in the years 2019 and 2021.
In 2017, the college was awarded 'DBT Star College Scheme' by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, being the first college in Goa to receive grants under this prestigious scheme. Our college is honoured with the 'Best Internship Partner' award by Goa Rugby Union at the Goa Rugby Awards 2018. Our College is categorized as 'Band A' institution (Rank between 06-25) in category of "Institutes and Colleges (Govt. and Govt. Aided)" in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement(ARIIA) 2020 announced by MHRD, Government of India, in 2020. We have also been rated at '4.5 Star' for undertaking various activities prescribed by Innovation Cell, Ministry of Education, Government of India to promote innovation and start-ups in campus during the IIC Calendar Year, 2019-20.
The College has always been at the forefront of educational innovation. In 1986, the College started a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Application, pioneering Computer Science education in Goa. In 2004, the College initiated Postgraduate programmes in Information Technology and Geography. In subsequent years, based on prevalent societal needs, the College introduced courses Biotechnology and Psychology at the undergraduate level, Postgraduate diplomas in Geoinformatics, and Human Genetics & Pathological Techniques. The College now offers courses leading to Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Genetics, Postgraduate 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 PhD programmes in Botany, Hindi and Geography. The College introduced a Bachelor of Vocational course in Software development in 2017-18 and Multimedia and Digital Filmmaking, 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 besides academic knowledge, the College introduced the Honours Programme that continues to run since its inception in 2010-2011. Today, the College has twenty-seven Undergraduate and eight Postgraduate departments, offering a wide variety of programmes and courses, some of which are unique to Goa.
The Chowgule Education Society has initiated massive infrastructural development at the College. As a result, it has state of the art infrastructure for curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The College added new infrastructure over the last ten years- a science laboratory block, multimedia-equipped auditoriums, classrooms, conference room, campus-wide Wi-Fi network and additional computer labs. It also added web-based virtual infrastructure for teaching-learning (C-LAAP/Google Classrooms, C-mail, Online Library), a computerized library and well-equipped faculty offices.
Additionally, a 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 were also built. 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
This institution also renders various services that seek to motivate students to excel. These support services include the Office of Information Technology, Estate Office, Student Support Services, Tigers 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 students is an integral part of our educational system, providing guidance and encouragement. Mentors play a vital role in this College by nurturing students and helping 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 recently established a Centre for Teaching and Learning which aims to educate faculty on how to integrate ICT in Higher Education effectively. This is done by conducting workshops, seminars, providing them with hands-on experience/training. The faculty also learns to innovate, implement and share different ICT tools in teaching.
The Translation Centre is the first of its kind in Goa to promote the growth of indigenous literature and knowledge, induce the students to the field of translation and translation work assignments. Collaborations with other institutions abroad and within the nation help 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 the Portuguese language and deepen the understanding of Portuguese culture and with the University of Porto, Portugal for academic and research collaboration. It has international ties with educational institutions in Stockholm, Sweden, Jayawardenapura University, Sri Lanka, Kansai University and Waseda University, Japan and Universite De La Reunion, France. The College also has signed an MoU with Instituto Cervantes- a body operating under the Government of Spain and is its official centre for language and culture.