Stella Matutina College of Education as a Government Aided Minority College adheres to the admission norms prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu in admitting 50 percent of the students. The management exercises its privilege and fills the remaining 50 percent. Priority is given to the Catholic Christian community. However, admission is made open to others without distinction of caste or religion. The underprivileged women and in particular, the first generation learners are given preference.
- The intake capacity for the B.Ed., course is 200, the M.Ed., course is 50 and the M.Phil course is 16. Admission are open only to women candidates.
- The Duration for B.Ed., and M.Ed., courses has been enhanced to Two Years from 2015.
- Admission to the B.Ed., course is asper the norms set by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The student is admitted either through counseling in single window system or by direct application to the college. 50% of the total seats is through counseling and the other 50% is done by the college directly.
- Admissions into the Government quota of 50% of seats are made through a centralized process (Single Window Counselling) at the State level by the Department of Higher Education, Tamil Nadu on the basis of rank obtained. Allotment is made to the college based on merit and communal reservations.
- Admissions into the Management quota of 50% of seats are made by the college scrupulously following all the rules and regulations prescribed by the statutory authorities from time to time. The Admission Committee consisting of the College Secretary, Principal and two senior faculty members monitors the entire admission process and ensures adherence to the admission criteria and transparency in admission decisions.
- A candidate shall be eligible for the Degree of Bachelor of Education provided that she has taken the B.A., B.Sc., or a post graduate degree of Madras University or a degree from some other University recognized by TamilNadu Teachers Education University as equivalent thereof. The candidate should have obtained a minimum of 50% of marks in the Part-III of the UG Degree in case of OC, 45% for BC, 43% for MBC/DNC and 40% in the case of SC/ST communities. All the candidates should produce eligibility certificates from TamilNadu Teachers Education University.
- Applications for the B.Ed., and M.Ed., courses are issued along with the prospectus during the first week of June each year. The prospectus provides a profile of the college and information on the eligibility criteria, the optional and electives offered and the admission procedure followed.
- Filled-in application forms are received in the College office and an acknowledgement of receipt is issued.
- The admission notice is advertised in leading English and Tamil newspapers. The application forms are made available in the College website and the candidates are allowed to download them. Announcements about B.Ed., and M.Ed., admissions are also made in the local parishes.
- Both admission test and interview are conducted for admitting students under management quota, as suggested in the previous Accreditation Peer Team Report.
- Admission of special categories – Athletic and sports candidates are identified and such students are given a weightage for admission. They are encouraged to participate in collegiate and inter-collegiate sports events. Similarly physically challenged, visually impaired and the marginally poor students are given weightage.
- Rank lists are displayed on the college notice board and in the college website, in order to ensure adequate representation of the weaker sections of the society. Subject-wise rank lists are also prepared according to BC, MBC and SC/ST quota. The provisionally selected students are also intimated by post. When the provisionally selected candidates do not turn up for admission, the second and the third lists are prepared as per the norms set by the regulatory body. At the end of each week’s admission, the list of students admitted is sent to the Directorate of Collegiate Education.
- For admission to B.Ed., and M.Ed., courses, one to one interview is conducted by the teaching staff to all the provisionally selected students, to identify the content knowledge communication skills and speech problems, if any. Based on this, necessary redressal programmes are conducted after admission.
- The Secretary and the Principal interview every selected candidate with the parent.
- Adequate care is taken to ensure that students of diverse economic, cultural, regional, religious and linguistic backgrounds and physically and visually challenged are admitted to the courses.
- The selected teacher trainees are tested for their general knowledge, intelligence, value formation and teaching aptitude during the Orientation course organized for two days at the beginning of every academic year.
- Soon after admission the teacher trainees are given a content test in their respective optional which is assessed based on which necessary follow up action is taken up by the concerned staff. In addition, the communication skills of the students are tested and suitable measures are taken so as to enable them to teach effectively during teaching practice.
- Applications are issued for the M.Phil., course in Education Full-Time/Part-Time for which the intake capacity is 20. Candidates having a Master’s degree in any Art or Science Discipline along with M.Ed., are eligible.
Admission for the Ph.D., programme (Full-Time/Part-Time) are made on the basis of guidelines issued by TamilNadu Teachers Education University.