Farook College (AUTONOMOUS)
PO. Farook College, Kozhikode, Kerala

Farook College Old Students Association

FAROOK COLLEGE OLD STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION was formed in 1971, the Association aims at fostering and perpetuating friendship and co-operation among the alumni, through publications, informed group meetings and through other means. The Association seeks to further the social literary and cultural interest of the college by maintaining an active channel of communication between the college & Alumni.

Farook College Old Students‟ Association (FOSA) is very active providing unstinting support in every respect in the process of the growth and expansion of the institution. The Association has been rendering meticulous support and cooperation for the all round development of the College.

FOSA has also undertaken several major developmental projects to be completed in the near future
The Association is functioning in India and abroad. Apart from district wise Chapters in Kerala, it also have a chapter at Delhi and Bangalore. FOSA chapters are functioning in Dubai, Qatar, Jeddah, Abudhabi, Kuwait, Damam, and Bahrain in GCC region and in UK and United States in the West.

An Annual gathering of the old students (FOSA) are usually organized every year in which 900 to 1500 old students from different countries gather on these occasions. FOSA has also instituted Annual Memorial Lecture to honor Abussabah Ahamadali, the founder of the College.

Prof. P.K. Abdul Aziz (former Vice chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University), Dr. Wajahat Habibullah (Chairperson, National Commission for Minorities) and Prof. K. N. Panikkar (Renowned Historian and former Vice Chancellor of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kaladi), Swami Agnivesh (Human Rights Activist) delivered the Extension Lecture in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, respectively.
The association has extensively contributed to the infrastructural development of the College.

Activities of FOSA

Infrastructure Support

  • The College Cafeteria is constructed by FOSA, Dubai Unit.
  • The Old Students home which houses the office of FOSA , the State Bank of Travancore, College
  • Co-operative Store and the guest house are the contribution of FOSA, Dubai Unit.
  • The parking corner of the College is supported by FOSA, Qatar Unit.
  • The gallery and pavilion on the College ground is contributed by FOSA, Kuwait.
  • The Talking BOOK Library for the visually challenged in Library is sponsored by Alumni.
  • Informatics Centre of the College is sponsored by T.K. Saleem, Hyderabad, an Alumni.

Welfare Activities

Every year FOSA Qatar Unit donates Rs.1lakh towards Edu-support, a scheme to support the marginalized students.  
The rent of the Cafeteria after its maintenance cost is transferred to edu-support.  
In addition to the above, the other units of FOSA and alumini support Edu-support individually.  
As a part of relief activity the cost of heart surgery of a blind student of the College was met by FOSA recently.  

Scholarships and awards

  • Scholarships to students of the College and the Old Students studying outside Kerala also are provided by FOSA. 
  • FOSA offers employment opportunities in India and abroad through the Placement Cell and through members.
  • The Cash awards and trophies to students who secure the ranks in the university examination.

Other Activities

  • FOSA honoured its distinguished members: Adv. M.I. Shanavaz for being elected to Lok Sabha, Dr. A Jayakrishnan for being appointed Vice Chancellor of University of Kerala and Dr. Azad Moopen for being awarded Pravasi Bhartiya Samman, on 15-02-2010.
  • Abussabah Memorial Extension Lecture

Contact

Secretary
P.E. Mohammed Abdul Rasheed,
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry,
Farook College, P.O. Farook College,
Kozhikode – 673632.
Phone: +91 495 2440661 (Office) +91 483 2710534 (Residence)
Mobile: +91 9562121010                               
E-mail: fosa@farookcollege.ac.in.
Website: www.fosa.farookcollege.ac.in/