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
Teaching is a comprehensive concept which includes all activities to be carried out for organizing learning experiences. Teachers are directly responsible for operating educational system so they require strong and efficient educational competencies. Teacher’s competencies must be reviewed and refined depending on the development of the whole life of human and education. This study has been undertaken to identify those competencies of college teachers in Arts and Science Colleges. A thorough study and extensive literature helped to identify three main competencies - Teaching competence, Managerial competence and Professional competence. A teacher to be competent he or she require Knowledge, Skills and Attitude which has been explained in various studies. In this study along with teaching competencies two more factors Managerial competence and professional competence with various variables like designing and implementing curriculum, counselling and career guidance, planning and guiding the project, Values and ethics, Updating knowledge were included. The framework of the competencies can help the teachers to know what they are lacking and they can take measures to enhance them. Colleges can create a model which would help them in Recruitment, Selection, Training and Development and Succession planning.