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Winter 12-25-2019

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Social networking sites play a dynamic role in this information overloaded scenario. Social networking sites are major tools of inspiration to teaching, learning and research in Higher Educational Academic Institutions. The present investigation made an attempt to study the perception of faculty regarding the usefulness of Social Networking Tools. This study has been done among the selected 672 faculty members in 15 Christian colleges in the Kottayam District, Kerala. The result reveals that majority of the respondents are female, Assistant Professors below 35 years of age. It reveals that the usage of WhatsApp/ Facebook is found higher when compared with other social networking tools. It is observed that social networking tools have been used at a higher level. The overall level of perception of social networking tools is moderate for 44.6% of faculty.