The college has over 75 spacious lecture halls fitted with a public address system and equipped with audio-video facilities, LCD projection screens etc . The college has large conference halls, wherein seminars, workshops, extension lectures, Interactive sessions with experts from the industry are often conducted.
Well-equipped science laboratories are spread out on the ground and first floors of both the buildings. These teaching laboratories, managed by the individual science Departments, have setups and facilities for carrying out not only the experiments listed in the syllabus but also projects that look far beyond the traditional course content.
The Botany and Zoology Museums, maintained by the respective Departments, house a comprehensive collection of preserved specimens of flora and fauna, biological samples, slides and other resource materials.
The basic idea behind establishing a Commerce lab is to strengthen the conceptual base. Showing the vouchers to the students, explaining the concepts with living examples, introducing the students to the annual reports of the companies are some of the modes adopted in this regard. The concept is perceived to be useful to the students and the faculty.
The Language Lab acts as a platform for learning, practicing and honing language skills through interactive lessons and communicative mode of teaching. The emphasis is on English language learning through the usage of emerging technology and addressing the concepts of grammar, lexicon, phonetics and accent.
The Laboratories are well equipped with various projective and non projective tests used in the field of Psychological Testing. A range of psychological tests is also available in the laboratory, for example, personality tests, intelligence tests, aptitude tests, attitude and value scales etc. The Department has a state of the art Counseling Laboratory, for the students of M.Sc. in Applied Psychology. The Counseling Lab has a simulation room and four individual counseling rooms for counseling skills training and supervised counseling . The subject knowledge gained through classroom teaching, psychological testing and practical exposure through various forms of field work gives immense training in handling clients.
The department of mass communication housed in the Sister Maria Franco Multimedia Centre, is fully equipped with audio/video teaching aids and a Mass Communication lab cum studio. The studio has state of the art sound proof Television studio along with a Green Room that is equipped with one Teleprompter which is used for shooting news bulletins, monologues, ad-film making etc. For video editing purpose there are 13Adobe Premiere PRO Collection, FCP in with 7 Mac Systems, 25 DSLR Cameras, one 5D Mark 3 Camera, 6 Lapel Mics and 5 Video Cameras and online video setup.
Print Media Lab has been established to produce ‘Campus Herald’-the college newspaper-every semester, using In-Design software for designing pages. The Department has a Canon Colour Printer for printing purposes. Online Campus Radio, ‘Francis Bol’, is established with a full fledged Radio setup with an audio mixer, mikes and editing software.
The Library service is fully automated with updated software “SLIM 21” and has a collection of 83,000 books and more than 100 journals / magazines. Access to E-journals from J-Gate-Informatics is provided. The library is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm on all working days. An online catalogue (OPAC) helps to make the most of the Library’s resources. U.G.C. INFLIBNET accessible through N-List database services is available for the benefit of the academic fraternity. All staff and students can access DELNET online database for research and reference.
The Internet Resource Center, serves both the faculty and the students by providing Internet Access and online resources with broadband connectivity. Staff and students can access any information they want over the Internet thus extending the boundaries of learning from the classroom to the time and place of their choice. A number of classes are regularly scheduled and some faculties occasionally reserve the labs to teach their students some special applications or give an online exam.
All the Staff rooms are facilitated with Internet and Wi-Fi accessibility.
To expand campus research facilities for staff and students, the college has set up a Research Resource Center “AXIS” (Area for eXperimental Inquiry into Science) for physical, chemical and biological Sciences as a central facility. Latest High-end equipment provides access to facilities needed for advanced level experiments, project work and research.
Osmania University has recognized the college as a Research centre for Microbiology. Louis Pasteur Research Lab is for the faculty to pursue their research in Microbiology.
A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Aharam, the college canteen provides students with nutritious and tasty snacks and beverages as superb alternatives to junk food. The cleanliness and hygiene of the canteen is also supervised from time to time. With entertaining music in the background, the canteen offers a perfect ambience for students to relax by the canteen committee unwind and interact with one another.
Aaram Viram is the choicest spot for the students to relax, revise for exams and de-stress. It is the perfect open air space amidst nature for informal student interaction, impromptu activities or rehearsals for cultural events.
The nightingales of St. Francis practice regularly to hone their skills. Nightingales’ Nest, beside the student corner provides them the perfect atmosphere to assemble and rehearse their renditions.
The student corner is equipped with facilities for internet printing, photocopying, binding, lamination and stationery. It is accessible to all the students and staff throughout the academic sessions.
Bethel Retail Store on campus is handled exclusively by students of B.Voc Retail Management to get hands-on experience of managing a retail store. By practical experience they sharpen their entrepreneurial skills.
A fitness studio under the supervision of a trained instructor has been set up. It is equipped with the latest equipment with 7 cardio stations such as treadmills, Cross trainers, upright bikes and water rower. Nutritional counseling is provided on request by a professional nutrition expert. Yoga sessions are conducted for students along with strength and flexibility training.
The Health Centre provides services to the entire college community and organizes various health awareness programmes on current relevant health issues. A visiting doctor and a nurse are available to attend to medical problems of both staff and students. Regular Health camps conducted for Staff and Students.
American corner provides a window on life and culture of the United States.. It’s an open library, research and resource centre with the entire collection of the U.S library of congress containing 25,00,000 volumes, journals and books available in digital format. It aids in the application of Fulbright –Nehru and other Fulbright fellowship for students and teachers.
Tucked away in a quiet corner are the two Prayer Rooms one on the ground floor and the other on the third floor of the main building – a haven for those who seek moments of solitude in prayer and reflection.
To ensure safety and security in the college, CCTV surveillance is provided in the campus. Round the clock security is provided by appointing a security personnel to watch over the main gate and patrol the premises regularly. To protect the campus from fire accidents, fire extinguishers and safety devices are placed on all floors, laboratories and halls. It is supervised and maintained by regular monitoring.
A standby power generator is provided in the campus to take care of the occasional power shut down due to maintenance.
The College has an excellent sports arena being laid up for Handball, Volleyball and Throw ball which focuses on all round development of the students.
In order to promote a spirit of healthy participation and cooperative sharing of achievements in games the college has a multi-purpose Indoor Stadium with an area of 12,000 Sq. ft. The stadium was inaugurated in March 2014 and is available for students. Most of the university tournaments are held here.
The college has an auditorium with an area of 20,000sq ft. An impressive stage with its state of the art acoustics, attached green rooms and other accessories contribute to the success of all cultural and other events conducted here.
The college has two large conference halls with seating capacity of 200 plus, wherein seminars, workshops, extension lectures, Interactive sessions with experts from the industry are often conducted.
The college has a boardroom and Senate Hall with state of the art equipment to cater for the various meeting requirements.
SFC is totally dedicated to a clean and green environment. This commitment is reflected in its expansive and green campus housing innovative spaces.
Shubhram is the solid waste management centre of the college catering to the segregation and effective management of waste generated in the college premises. The unit has specific sections where solid waste is segregated as ‘wet’ and ‘dry’. The dry waste such as plastics, papers, cartons, e-waste and scrap are separated and sent to ‘Waste ventures of India’ for recycling. The organic waste such as dried leaves and kitchen refuse from the canteen are used for composting. Thus, Shubhram is a wholesome solution for solid waste management.
Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power System which has a capacity of 25kWp has been installed in the college in 2018. The 25kWp solar project, on an average generates 100kWh of electricity in a day supporting major energy requirements of the college.
Solar Lights are installed in the college campus which contributes towards energy saving.
Greenhouse and Polyhouse, the protected structure for cultivation of flowering and vegetable crops, was erected in the campus in November 2018 under the aegis of the three departments – Botany, Biochemistry and Biotechnology. This initiative was undertaken to facilitate tissue culture explants of the laboratory to be transplanted and grown in a controlled/sterile environment. This would give an impetus to the research activities in campus and inculcate the scientific temper and interest amongst students with reinforcement of theoretical concepts.
The carefully maintained rose garden has a number of varieties of roses in exquisite colours that radiate beauty and charm
Cactus Corner is a green space dedicated to various cacti
Sanjeevani is a space for various medicinal plants and herbs.
Palmetum is a space for various varieties of palm.
Nature’s Smile, a picture perfect water pond beside the American Corner.
The striking presence of the natural rock formation is enhanced by the lotus pond next to it.
This beautiful green zone in the campus that lines the pathway leading to the Indoor Stadium houses a variety of flowering and fruit bearing plants and trees.
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