Community Colleges

About the Constituent Community Colleges (CCC)
  • Brief History / Overview

A Community College of the Tamil Nadu Open University which can offer Vocational and Skill Development Programmes is said to be a Constituent Community College. The Skill development Programmes will empower the learner to either be employed in the relevant industry or become an entrepreneur. The Target group of the Constituent Community College is 12th passed students, school dropout, rural youth, rural women, existing workforce that wants to update its skills and all who want skill based and need based education at an affordable price.

of Constituent Community Colleges

Currently the Constituent Community College is established at Chennai and Villupuram. After the study the performance of Constituent Community Colleges in these district as pilot basis,  TNOU may be expended its wing to establish the Constituent Community Colleges in rest of the Regional Centres of TNOU considering that local region specific as second phase. In future, Constituent Community Colleges may be expanded to each district headquarters in Tamilnadu to attain the vision and mission of the TNOU.

Staff Villupuram Constituent Community College
1. Name of the Faculty with Photo Er. R. Meenambigai
2. Designation Assistant Professor, SOCE& Coordinator i/c, Constituent Community College, Villupuram
3. Educational Qualification B.E. (Mechanical), MBA (Production), M.Tech. (CAD), PGDDE
4. Date of Appointment 18.11.2004
5. E-mail ID rmeenambigai@gmail.com
6. Contact No. 9442327846
7 Area of Specialization Automobile Engineering, Flexible Manufacturing System, RAC, Computer Aided Design
  View more Annexure-3


Chennai Constituent Community College
1. Name of the Faculty with Photo Dr. R. Pragadheeswari
2. Designation Assistant Professor, School of Science & Coordinator i/c, Constituent Community College, Chennai
3. Educational Qualification M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
4. Date of Appointment 02.02.2015
5. E-mail ID Pragadheeswari12@gmail.com
6. Contact No. 9865934343
7 Area of Specialization Textile and Costume Design
  View more Annexure-5
  Activities
  • Based on the analysis of region specific study, skill orientated and industry specific programmes may be offered to the socially deprived people of respective region.
  • TNOU may offer the programmes that “courses that are a mix of knowledge and skill components”
  • Initially, the skill orientate programmes may be offered in streams such as Information Technology, Fashion Design, Beauty & Jewellery Design in addition to the region specific programmes.
  • Constituent Community Colleges (CCCs) can offer various skill oriented programmes such as Short Term Courses, Certificate, Diploma and Advance Diploma as per the TNOU norms.
  Facilities
  • Tailoring Lab with 10 sewing machines
  • Pattern Making Lab
  • Embroidery Lab with 10 embroidery machines
  • Classrooms
Contact Details
Name of the Contact Person Dr. R. Pragadheeswari
Designation Assistant Professor, SOS& Coordinator i/c, Constituent Community College, Chennai
Address for Communication TNOU Academic Block, 2nd Floor, Saidapet, Chennai
Phone No. and/or Mobile No. 9865934343
E-mail ID pragadheeswari12@gmail.com