As published in KAVERIPAKKAM COLLEGE JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH, March 2012
A STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF POSITIVE COLLEGE CULTURE ON STUDENT’S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
With Special Reference Arts and Management Colleges in Thrissur Dt., – Kerala
The present study was undertaken to find the existing gap in the college culture between the actual and the expected culture and also to examines the impact of positive college culture on students academic achievements. The report’s findings are based on a review of literature on practices of culture audit in institutions combined with a survey among students and teachers of colleges in Thrissur District, Kerala. The literature review provides the context for the study, while the survey supplies empirical evidence about the perceptions and preferences of positive college culture among students and teachers. Based on the findings, the report also offers an insights and advice on ways to build an inclusive institutional culture. This study also highlights the radical change in the educational institution’s culture as well as the growth in the educational industry which was mainly pumped up by the three development offered to us in the past decade “LPG” – Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation.
Key Words: Culture Audit, Students, Academic Achievements, Need for Achievements