Document Type : Primary Research paper
Assistant Professor, Department of Management studies, Bishop Heber College, Trichy
AssociateProfessor, St. Joseph’s Institute of Management(JIM), St. Joseph’s College(Autonomous), Trichy
The quality of education is directly associated to the quality of teaching in the classrooms. The competency of the teacher is the most crucial factor in implementing all educational reforms at the base level. It is a fact that the academic qualifications and knowledge of the subject matter depends on proficiency and skills of teaching learning process. Teaching is a unique and indispensable service to the society which involves intellectual exercises on the part of an individual or so called teacher. Teacher’s competencies must be reviewed and refined depending on the development of the whole life of human and education. Teachers are directly responsible for the educational system so they require strong and proficient educational competencies. This study has been undertaken to identify those competencies of college teachers in Arts and Science Colleges. The study was conducted with a sample of 311 college teachers working in Arts and Science colleges in Tiruchirapalli. The analysis in this study has been carried out using statistical methods like SPSS and various tests like ANOVA, correlation, z-test and Factor Analysis.