PROGRAMS – 2017-2018
Aagam 2018 celebrated at St. Thomas College:
St. Thomas college Bhilai Celebrated Aagam in a magnificent way, Mr Devendra Yadav , Mayor Durg, Chhattisgarh graced the ceremony as a chief guest. In his highly motivating speech Mr. yadav appreciated the college for successfully organizating the three day cultural fest -Aagam. He also appreciated the graceful performances of the students in both academic and co-curricular activities. He further urged the young crowd to participate in such platform where they can reflect themselves in front of this world. He also motivated the students to cross the obstacles and face challenges in life with ease and insisted them to explore their potential in such programs. Principal Dr.M.G.Roymon in his address discussed about this glorious institution and stated that college indeed has a lot to celebrate as it looks back to the 34 years of its existence. He also focused on the triumphs and achievements of the college throughout these years. He also reflected the college position in very high in the educational map of India with academic, cultural and sports excellence and also he stressed the contribution of the college in rendering community services among the downtrodden students in various schools. He congratulated the student union members for maintaining their discipline throughout these three days of celebration. Dr. Debjani Mukherjee Incharge of student’s union council welcomed the gathering. Administrator Rev. Fr George Mathew Ramban blessed the gathering. Other dignitaries present in the occasion were President student union Ms. Simran Whadwan, Vice President Ms Manisha Chandra, Secretary D.Shrishti , and Joint Secretary M. Arehita Shrivastava & Cultural Secretary Mr. Shubham Busari. Trophies and certificates were distributed among the outstanding students who represented college at National and all India central zone inter- university tournament. The 34thannual Day ceremony concluded with the closing ceremony of the three day cultural fest Aagam. Various events like singing, dancing and face of Aagaam were held successfully. The program was conducted by Dr. Sheeja Varkey, Asst. Professor (Commerce Dept), and the vote of thanks was proposed by D Shrishti .
ANNUAL MAR THEODOSIUS INTER COLLEGE FACULTY CRICKET MATCH BETWEEN CCET BHILAI AND ST THOMAS RUABANDHA
On the occasion of 69th Republic Day of India, an Inter College Faculty Cricket Match was held between St Thomas College, Ruabandha and Christian College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Bhilai at CCET, Fr Jose K Varghese, the Bursar Fr Aju K Varghese, the Principal of St Thomas College, Dr M G Roymon were present at the CCET’s cricket ground along with faculties and students. This match was inaugurated with a friendly spell of Fr Jose K Varghese faced by Dr M G Roymon. After winning the toss, St Thomas College scored at a blistering pace and thanks to a rapid-fire 48 runs by Mr Mahendra, they were able put a mammoth total of 125 runs in just 12 overs. The run chase by CCET stathe latter’s campus. To encourage healthy competition amongst peers and showcase our nation’s motto of Unity in Diversity, this annual match is held in the memory of the founder of St Thomas Mission, Late Lamented Bishop Dr Stephanos Mar Theodosius. To inspire and motivate their teams the Executive Vice Chairman ofrted smoothly thanks to a blitzkrieg by Mr Shadab Imam and Mr Anil David. At this point the target seemed within grasp but due to tightly controlled and disciplined spells of Best Bowler of the Match, Mr Ashok and Man of the Match, Mr Mahendra, CCET were left to score 17 runs in the penultimate over. At this point CCET capsized under pressure and fell short by 13 runs to concede the third Mar Theodosius Tournament to St Thomas Ruabandha. The Man of the Match was awarded to Mr Mahendra due to his exploits by both bat and ball. Best Batsman of the Match was given to Mr Shadab Imam, Best Bowler of the Match was won by Mr Ashok and Best Fielder of the Match was given to Mr Anil David. The prizes were distributed by the Bursar of CCET, Fr Aju K Varghese, who had encouraged each and every player. Fr Jose K Varghese and Dr M G Roymon extended their heartfelt gratitude to the organizers of this tournament.
A Two day workshop on Electronic Herbarium and Digital Database of Dicot Plants was organized by the PG Department of Botany at St. Thomas College, Bhilai on 18-19 November for faculty and MSc students. Principal Dr. MG Roymon congratulated the department for organizing the workshop. Prof. T. Shrinivasu from the Department of Botany, RTM University Nagpur conducted the workshop where he shared the methodology and application of Electronic Herbarium in detail. Prof. Srinivasu also gave Hands on Training to all the MSc students and the faculty Dr. Vinita Thomas (HOD), Dr. Jyoti Bakshi, Ms. Tarinee Sahu and Ms. Seepiyaan Dalal of the department. Ms. Reshma Chouhan, MSc III Sem and Mr. Sarvar Ahmed, MSc I Sem students appreciated Prof. Srinivasu for introducing them to the user friendly software.
Mr. Santosh Mirri and Mr. Pushkar Verma assisted Prof. in the workshop.
St. Thomas College, Bhilai re-accreditated with B++ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore (with CGPA 2.77 out of 4.00). The three me
mber NAAC peer team visited the college on 18th and 19th of September, 2017. The assessment is based on the standards of quality as set by NAAC.
The Manager of the College, His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, College Administrator Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban, Principal of the college, Dr. M. G. Roymon congratulated the teaching and non – teaching staff members for the re-accreditation of the college at B++ level.
Inauguration of activities of ‘BOTANICAL ASSOCIATION’ for the seInauguration of activities of ‘BOTANICAL ASSOCIAssion 2017-18 was conducted on 30th August ,2017 , with the following events .
- Dr. Vinita Thomas presented a talk on ‘Eco- Friendly House Plants’.
- M.Sc. III Sem. Students prepared and conducted a quiz on ‘Basics of Botany’.
INAUGRATION OF FORUM GENESIS AND WORKSHOP
The activities under the aegis of the forum GENESIS for the year 2017-18 is inaugurated by Dr. M.G. Roymon, Principal, St. Thomas College, with a lecture on “Preparation for CSIR NET” delivered by Dr. Shubha Diwan, Asst. Professor, St. Thomas College on 11th August 2017.
A week long workshop on “Bioinformatics and the way forward” was organized in collaboration with NITZA Bioventure, Hyderabad from 06-11 September 2017. The students of B.Sc. Part III and PG students participated and got skilled with different tools of Bioinformatics. The training included Multiple sequence alignment, protein sequence alignment, molecular docking for application in drug discovery.
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Placement Cell of St. Thomas College organised a Placement and Internship drive under the ageis of ‘Dainik Jagran’ group and its subsidiary ‘Nai Dunia’ on 18/8/2017.
GUEST LECTURE on the Topic- Catalysis by Nanoparticles “A Gen Approreach”.
A guest lecture was held on 19/08/2017 on the Topic- Catalysis by Nanoparticles “A Green Approach” under the auspices of ACES. The Resource Person was Dr. Subhash Banerjee ( Guru Ghasidas Central University , Bilaspur). He emphasized the use of nanoparticle in various organic synthesis for a safe environmental impact. This was organised by the Department of Chemistry.
ECO CLUB ACTIVITIES
Activities of Eco club for the session 2017-2018, started with cleanliness drive in the college campus.
Independence Day Celebrations at St. Thomas College
The 71st anniversary of India’s Independence was celebrated with great zeal and gaiety at St. Thomas College, Bhilai. The auspicious occasion began with offering floral tributes to the Martyrs, of freedom struggle. Principal of the college Dr. M.G.Roymon expressed his greetings on the occasion. He in this motivational speech said about the truest sense of freedom which comes from practicing it. Apart from India’s glorious past he spoke about the problems which India is facing today from terrorism and corruption. He further emphasized that in order to strengthen India’s democracy it is very important to mold its youth and that is going to be the real service to the nation.
Members of the staff of the college shared their views on this particular day and motivated the students for having good thoughts and actions. Students from various streams also shared their patriotic views. Various cultural programs by the students added color to the Independence Day celebrations. Flute played by Uday the student of Computer science department mesmerized the crowd. Members of the staff, NCC Cadets, NSS Volunteers and a large number of students were present on the occasion and showed their patriotic spirit in various events like patriotic song, speech and poems. The colorful program concluded with our National Anthem “Jana Gana Mana” which filled the ambience with patriotic fervor. Mrs. Deepti Santosh conducted the proceedings of the program.
Zoological Forum “Terrestria” Inaugurated in St. Thomas College
The activities of Zoological forum Terrestria was inaugurated on 11th August 2017 in the Zoology Department of St. Thomas College, Bhilai. Dr. Madhulika Roy, Head, Department of Zoology, Govt. College, Uthai, was the chief guest in the function. Dr. M.G. Roymon, Principal of the college, presided over the function.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest advised the students to think from all sides and act accordingly so as to achieve knowledge and wisdom. In his presidential address, the principal commented that the activities of the forum help the students to showcase their talents and skills. The programme was conducted by Dr. Joyamma John, Convenor of the forum and Dr. Jayasree Balasubramanian, Head, Department of Zoology, briefed the about the activities of the forum.
ORIENTATION Of NEW AND ADHOC FACULTY
Swacha Bharat Campaign and Tree Plantation Drive held at St. Thomas College ,Bhilai .
The NSS and NCC Wing of St. Thomas College Bhilai has taken up a massive tree plantation program under the aegis of Swachata Pakawada. The Swachata Campaign began by taking an Oath and conducting awareness program on environment and cleanliness through rally to the nearby Ruabandha Basti. Shri Nilesh Choubey from (Ministry of Youth), Nehru Yuva Kendra Durg and Shri Rangbahadur, Corporator, Ruabhandha Sector were invited as the guest for the program . The Swachata Campaign was followed by Tree Plantation in the College Campus. The Horticulture Department of CG Govt provided the saplings for the tree plantation. Administrator of the college Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban and Principal of the College Dr. M.G. Roymon participated in the tree plantation drive along with the invited guests. Shri Nitesh Choubey encouraged students to plant more trees and to take care of their plantations thereafter. Shri Rangbahadur Corporator said that more and more plants should be grown to keep the environment clean, safe and healthy. Principal of the college Dr. M.G. Roymon welcomed the gathering and exhorted the students to keep India clean for the development of the Country. The initiative of the program was taken by Lt. Surekha Jawade, Dr. Lakshman Prasad (NCC Officer), Smt. Deepti Santosh NSS Officer. Present on the occasion for tree plantation were Shri Sanjay Bagade, (Zonal Officer), Shri Jagannath Kushwaha (S.I), Punit Banjare,(Health Paryavekshak Officer), Shri Virendra Deshmukh, Shri Ramji and Shri Brijesh Kumar Kashyap. Others who planted trees included Cadets of NCC, volunteers of NSS Wing, members of Staff and Students of various departments.
Impact of Durg Abuse
A session on Impact of Durg Abuse was conducted by Dr Debjani Mukerjee, (Head, Department of Psychology , St Thomas College, bhiali) on 4th August 2017 for all the BSc students . She is a renowned counselling expert. This session highlighted drug abuse problem among college students which goes goes far beyond alcohol and the proportion of students using drugs has more than doubled. To underestimate complexity of drug addiction is dangerous — which impacts the brain . She also made aware that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help students who want to stop consuming drugs and resume productive lives.
All the hostel students participated in it . Keeping in mind the importance of well being in student life which is to be cherished throughout their life, this counselling session helped the young students to deal with their issues. Such sessions act as morale boosting and also assist students to find the right path at the time they need it the most.
Road Safety Awareness Program Organized at St. Thomas College
In collaboration with Department of Traffic, St. Thomas College Bhilai organized a Traffic awareness program in the college premises for both staff and students highlighting the importance of road safety when they host a Dying Drive.
The main instructor team of DOT was Mr. Satish Kumar Thakur DSP, Traffic, Mr. S. Dinkar, Inspector, Traffic and Mr. Prakash Singh Sub inspector, Traffic. The event, gave students the chance to witness the consequences of a road traffic collision highlighting the fatal consequences of a road accident to young drivers, the program gave students the opportunity to learn about planning and running community safety events.
Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon in his welcome speech spoke about the safety measure which reduces the risk of road accidents and road side injury.
Mr. S. Dinkar, Inspector, Traffic Department, Bhilai, through his PPT Presentation spoke about the importance of the event and explained about the safety precautions to young drivers of the college. In his session Mr. Satish Kumar Thakur DSPTraffic guided students with various traffic rules and regulations, Police helpline no’s, and answered all the queries of the students related to road accidents and traffic rules. Maximum number of students and teachers participated with full interest and sincerity towards this menace issue. The program was conducted by Dr. Sujata Koley.
NCC TREE PLANTATION DRIVE
The NCC Cadets (37 CG BN NCC) of St Thomas College took part in State Forest Department tree plantation drive on 20th July 2017 at Hignada , Dhamda Block. As many as six crore saplings were planted in Chhattisgarh this year under CAMPA scheme, National Bamboo Mission, MGNREGS and under State Government’s ‘Van Mahotsava’ and Greenery publicity campaigns.
Our college students took part actively in this plantation drive taken up in our State under Hariyar Chhattisgarh ( Green Chhattisgarh) drive before arrival of monsoons.
Notably, our students became aware of protecting the environment in an era of negative impact of climate change. The forest minister Shri Mahesh Gagola , Principal Dr M.G Roymom and the staff members congratulated the NCC team for their efforts.
International Yoga day Observed at St. Thomas College Bhilai.
St. Thomas College, Bhilai observed international yoga day with full dedication. A yoga session was held in the morning in which the entire staff participated. Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon presided over the session and was conducted by the yoga expert Mr. Arun Panda and Mrs. Babita Singh from Sec-10, Gyaan Darshan Yogashram. The members of the college meticulously followed the demonstrations and asanas instructed by the yogurus of yogabhyas. Dr. Roymon in his speech said about the benefits of doing yoga regularly and stressed on making it a daily practice.
The session started with various asana taught by Mrs. Babita Singh and proper breathing techniques through Pranaayams by Mr. Arun panda, Ex. Sports Officer (St. Thomas College Bhilai). It is worth mentioning that St. Thomas College conducts yoga classes on regular basis for the students of the college. The staff members felt rejuvenated to do yoga on a daily basis for good physical and mental health. The program was conducted by Dr. Sapna Sharma and Dr. Reema Dewangan Proposed vote of thanks.
St. Thomas Day Celebrations and First Year Classes Commence at St. Thomas College.
The First Year classes, B. Sc, B.Com, BBA, B.A and BAJMC commenced at St. Thomas College Bhilai by celebrating St. Thomas Day on 3 rd July 2017 . Chief Guest of the Occasion was Manager Bishop of the College H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius. In his address H.G said that it was appropriate to begin the new academic session by paying homage to the patron saint, St. Thomas and seeking his blessings. Manager Bishop also threw light on the life of St. Thomas and emphasized the students to follow virtuous path and to lead a good and successful life.
Administrator of the college Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban, Rt. Rev Fr. Thomas Ramban, Rev Fr. Joshy Varghese, Rev. Fr. Aju K. Varghese and Rev. Fr. Josen John also graced the occasion. The program began by offering floral tribute to the portrait of St. Thomas.
Principal of the college Dr. M.G. Roymon welcomed the gathering. He briefed the students about the rules and regulations of the college. Newly admitted students of various streams were introduced to various Clubs, Forums and Departments of the college by Dr.Jyoti Bakshi, Ms. V. Shanti and Dr. Susan Abraham. Sharing the views about the college Dr. Mariam Jacob, Dr. Ashok Kumar Mishra ,Dr. James Mathew, Dr. Chanda Verma and Dr. Suja Varghese acquainted them with various activities of the college. The college fraternity also celebrated birthday of Manager Bishop His Grace. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius. The program was also followed by the inauguration of the newly constructed wing of the Mar Theodosius Block and Gymnasium for the students. Dr. Sujata Koley conducted the program and Vote of Thanks was proposed by Dr. Sheeja Varkey.
Tablet distribution in St. Thomas College
St. Thomas College started distributing tablet to the final year students of B.Com, B.Sc, B.A and Postgraduate students of session 2016-17 under the CG government tablet distribution scheme. Administrator of the College Very Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban and Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon distributed the tablets. All Members of staff were also present in this occasion. All the students were very enthusiastic to receive the tablet and took oath for the best utilisation of the tablet in their higher studies. College Management, Administrator and Principal expressed gratitude to Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and Minister of Higher Education Shri Prem Prakash Pandey.
FDP by SPOKEN TUTORIALS-IIT BOMBAYA Faculty Development Progra was organised on 12th May 2017 by the Spoken Tutorial Project of St Thomas College at the computer lab to enhance the know how of this self learning technology using audio-video tutorial that explains an activity performed on the computer.
The Spoken Tutorial project is the initiative of the ‘Talk to a Teacher’ activity of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India and developed by IIT Bombay.
All the faculty members joined this workshop to understand the usage of these tutorials that support self learning of a particular FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) . In this program LINUX (Ubuntu) and Libre OFFICE (Writer ) was taken as an example. All Departments were benefited by this FWP as the faculty members came to know about the softwares associated with their subjects and how to learn these softwares using Spoken tutorials.
The Principal Dr M.G Roymon , IQAC Coordinater Dr. Vinita Thomas, Shift Incharges Dr. Mariam Jacob and Dr James Mathew also joined the workshop for learning about FOSS.
Mrs Smita Suresh Daniel conducted the program . Mr Santosh Miri,Ms K. Manju ,Ms Preeti Jain and Mr Pushkar assisted the Program.
PROGRAMS – 2016-2017
NUSSD Training for Trainers organised at St. Thomas College, Bhilai
St. Thomas College Bhilai, with the support of Four Other Colleges of Chhattisgarh organised a Training of Trainers Workshop in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai based on National University Students’ Skill Development Program. This workshop took place in the college premises on 13 and 14 May 2017.The inauguration of the workshop was done by Principal M.G. Roymon. In his speech Dr. Roymon appreciated the step taken by NUSSD experts who are going to share their knowledge with the trainers and train the participants on a wide-range of subject Methodology which will definitely help the student’s posterity to unleash their calibre.
The experts of NUSSD Dr. Manjeet Kaur Bal, State Co-ordinator, discussed various ways to improve the training Methodology, and how to implement it to come out with the students potential. Mr. Srinivas, Mr. Behera, Mr. Singh, Mr.Dubey Mr. Tiwari and Miss Dipika Singh connected the workshop practically through activity concept. More than twenty five trainees participated in the workshop. The program came to end with the positive results of the training methodology. The whole program was channelized by Dr. Susan Abraham HOD Dept. of Management and vote of thanks was given by Mr. Bholeshwar Dubey. Asst Program Officer, Bhilai, NUSSD, TISS.
With an intention to promote learning at one’s own pace and participate in government’s initiative to spread IT literacy, St. Thomas College has recently forged a tie up with Spoken Tutorial Project of IIT Bombay. The project is funded by National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology (NMEICT) of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
It offers courses in Libre Office, SciLab, Gimp, Oscad, C, C++, Java, Python, MySQL etc. The audio video tutorials are available in most Indian languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu and even Sanskrit. The tutorial includes a screencast with running commentary, a recording of computer session created for self learning which typically runs for duration of approximately 10 minutes.
After learning and practicing the tutorials, students can take online assessment tests whose duration will be between 20 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the FOSS ( Free and Open Source Software) selected for the test. They will receive Spoken Tutorial Projects, IIT Bombay certificates on clearing the test by scoring 40% or above. 200 students has already enrolled for the tutorials. The institution is optimistic about more learners registering themselves to take advantage of the opportunity to explore their interests and acquire new skills through this novel programme.
LANGUAGE LAB ESTABLISHED
The Language Lab has been established in St. Thomas College in the session 2016-17 with an aim to complement the classroom learning of the students by imparting communication and interpersonal skills.
The course content in phonetics contains exercises in pronunciation, stress and accent in the order of word, sentence and discourse levels. It will train students in using and comprehending the nuances of English speech as it is spoken by its native speakers. The course is so designed that students, especially those who come from vernacular medium and have little exposure to conversing in English, can proceed to learn it at their own pace and on their own, with minimum assistance from the instructor.
The pupils will be trained in the areas of conversational English, language skills, soft skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills, business communication, group discussion, pre-placement training, resume preparation, E-mail writing, ppt preparation & presentation. The first batch of students has already started attending the classes & the College is hopeful that more and more students will register themselves for this course in the upcoming session.
POLLUTION CONTROL CHECK CAMP
In an attempt to participate in national project launched under Central government’s directive to curb vehicular pollution, St. Thomas College organized a one day camp on 12/4/2017 for issuance of Pollution Under Control Certificates. Pollution Under Control Certificate is a mandatory document for all categories of motor vehicles under Central Motor Vehicle Rules,1989. Along with the staff & students of the College, people of nearby locality were also benefited by the camp. The camp proved successful in spreading awareness among people about a pollution free environment & the need to keep emissions under permissible limits.
Bhuneshwari Anandkar Gupta Awarded Cash Prize for Essay Competiton
Bhuneshwari Anandkar Gupta of BSc Part III secured third position and was awarded Cash Prize of Rs 2000 for Essay Competiton , organised by Indian Institute of Public Administration , Chhatisgarh & Madhya Pradesh Branch. The topic of the essay was ‘ Local Bodies and Development – Opportunities and Challenges ‘
MEDICAL CHECKUP ON WORLD HEALTH DAY
To mark the “Prevention of Blindness‘ week and World Health Day a free medical check-up was organized on 8th April 2017 at St. Thomas College, Bhilai for staff and students of the college.
Dr. Thomas Samuel and Dr. Sangeeta Thakur did the checkup for General Health and Eye Health respectively. This check up was organized by the IQAC and Student Union Council. Principal of the college Dr. M.G.Roymon, IQAC Coordinator Dr. Vinita Thomas and Professor Incharge of Student Union Council Dr. Sapna Sharma worked jointly to make this check up successful. 80 staff and 40 students were benefited from this check up.
St. Thomas College team received Rs. 15 lakhs from Universal Basketball Association (UBA) in the basketball tournament held during 16/2/2017 to 16/3/2017. UBA honored Mr. Kiran Pal Singh (M.A.Previous) with the base prize of Rs. 3 lakhs and Mr. Rajat (B.A. first year) with Rs. 1.5 lakhs.
Mr. Kiran Pal Singh (M.A.Previous)
Mr. Rajat Shrivastav (B.A. first year)
Ms Juhi Dewangan (International Badminton player ) Honoured
The Management, Principal, staff and students of St. Thomas College congratulate our student Ms. Juhi Dewangan, International Badminton player for her outstanding performance in badminton. She was honoured on International Women’s Day by Navabharat & Pragati Mahila Nagrik Sahakari Bank Bhilai.
NAAC Appraisal by Dr. Prashant Shrivastava
Dr. Prashant Shrivastava, Professor, Department of Geology, Govt. V.Y.T Autonomous College, Durg appraising the staff on Wednesday, 15th of March for preparation required for the upcoming NAAC Team Visit.
International Women’s Day Celebrated at St. Thomas College
“Educate Women to Educate Society”
The Women Cell of St. Thomas College, Bhilai, celebrated International Women’s Day to commemorate the contributions made by women in the society. The program focused on saluting women for their hard work and the progress made by them in social and political areas. Chief Guest for the occasion was Mrs. Shaanu Monahan, a very dynamic, versatile, dedicated social activist of Chhattisgarh. Addressing the gathering Mrs. Mohanan said that our country is developing very fast, but same can’t be said about the conditions of women. They are still on the margins of the society and efforts should be made by both the genders to bring women to the center stage. Principal Incharge of the college, Dr. Vinita Thomas also spoke on the occasion. She emphasized on the theme of the international Women’s Day i.e. “Women in the changing world and work”. She said that women are the pillars of the society & people need to appreciate and respect them for their role in enriching their lives. Students and staff members of the College also shared their views on the occasion. Mr. Pratik Sharma (Asst Prof) Department of Commerce stressed on the need to reform society through women’s education. The Convener of the Women Cell Dr. Shiny Mendonce extended a warm welcome to the gathering. Dr. Sapna Sharma, Professor Incharge, Student Union Council and all other staff attended the function. The program was conducted by the Co- Convener of Women Cell Dr. Suja Varghese.
WORKSHOP ON CASHLESS TRANSACTION ORGANIZED AT ST THOMAS COLLEGE
A three day workshop on Cashless Transaction was organized at St. Thomas College, Bhilai where all the staff and students were benefited in terms of gaining knowledge regarding importance & convenience of cashless transactions in everyday life. Mr. S. Girish and Mr. Yashwant Chawda, employee from Bhilai Steel Plant were deputed for conducting orientation about the cashless transaction by Government, especially Nagar Nigam in all colleges and schools.
The Principal and Management of the college, thanked Mr. Girish and Mr. Yashwant Chawda for their beneficial talk and orienting everyone about the varied ways of using cashless transaction namely UPI, MMID, USSD, AEPS, e wallet and Bank cards etc. Principal Dr. M.G.Roymon encouraged the students to be aware about cashless transactions which ensure smooth daily living. He requested all staff and students to register their names in www.mhrd.gov.in/visaka and enroll themselves as volunteers for campaigning in the nearby market areas and spreading message for opting cashless transactions.
33rdANNUAL CULTURAL FEST AND AAGAAM 2017
The 33rd Annual Cultural Fest and Aagaam 2017 was inaugurated in a very extravagant manner on 24th January. The Chief Guest of the program was Mr. Narendra Kumar Dugga (IAS Commissioner, Nagar Nigam, Bhilai)
The other dignitaries present in the program were Shri Shyam Sundar Rao (Speaker, Nagar Nigam, Bhilai), Shri Rang Bahadur (Corporator, Ruabandha Sector), Administrator of the College Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban, Principal Dr. M. G. Roymon, Professor incharge of Student Union Council and the co-ordinator of the Fest Dr. Sapna Sharma, President of Student Union Council Mr. Amanpreet Singh Rekhi and other office bearers namely, Miss Akansha, Miss Pratishtha Singh Chandel and Mr Jayant Mishra.
The function commenced with the invocation of God’s blessings through Colege prayer and the floral welcome of the dignitaries. Principal Dr.M. G. Roymon in his address discussed about the journey of the college in the past 33 years and appreciated the students who helped the institution reach new heights by securing prominent positions in their respective careers. Mr.Narendra Kumar Dugga in his speech spoke about the importance of being creative & original and motivated the students to come out with their talents and bring out their best in front of this world. Administrator Rev. Fr George Mathew Ramban in his speech spoke about the success of the College which has repeatedly proved it worth not only in the field of research but also enriched its position in the field of sports, curricular activities, library and quality of staff. He gave away the prestigious prizes to the students like the the Kala Pratibha award for the best cultural performer and Abi Mathew award for the best student of the college etc.
The day came to end with the mesmerizing dance performances of the students.
On 25th January 2017,St. Thomas College Bhilai celebrated the 33rd Annual Prize distribution day in a magnificent way. Mrs. Ramshila Sahu, Minister Women and Children Development and Social Welfare Department, Govt of Chhattisgarh graced the ceremony as the chief guest. In her highly motivating speech, Mrs. Sahu appreciated the college for successfully organizing the three day cultural fest Aagaam. She also appreciated the graceful performances of the students in co-curricular activities. H.G.Joseph Mar Dionysius, Chairman of the College in his presidential speech congratulated the students for their hardwork & outstanding performance in both academic and non-academic arenas.
Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon in his address focused on the milestones and achievements of the College since its inception. He also reflected that the institution has attained a reputable position in the educational map of India with attaining excellence in academic, cultural and sports and also highlighted on the contribution of the college in rendering community services among the downtrodden students in various schools. He congratulated the student union members for maintaining their discipline throughout these three days of celebration. D. Sapna Sharma Incharge of student’s union council welcomed the gathering.
Prizes and certificates were distributed among the outstanding students who excelled in both academic and co-curricular activities. The students representing college at National and all India Central Zone Inter- University tournaments were also awarded with certificates and trophies.
The program for the next two days were Voice of Aagaam and Face of Aagaam. The Guest of honour for the Voice of Aagaam was Mr Devendra Yadav (Mayor Municipal Corporation , Bhilai).
Administrator of the college Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban blessed the gathering on the second day of the fest. Other dignitaries present in the occasion were President of the student union Mr. Amanpreet Singh Rekhi, Vice President Miss. Akansha, Secretary Pratishtha Singh Chandel and Joint Secretary Mr. Jayant Mishra.
The students gave their best in the Voice of Aagaam competition.
The program was conducted by Dr. Sheeja Varkey and Mrs. V. Shanti. Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Jayant Mishra.
ST. THOMAS COLLEGE, BHILAI
MODEL EXAMINATION: 2016-17
TIME 9AM-12 NOON
|Saturday||Foundation Course-I/ Hindi Language||101A:Discrete Maths
301A:Calculus and Geometry
|30/01/17||Monday||Foundation Course-II/ English Language||101B:Calculus and Statistics
201B:Differentiation and Integration
301B;Differential Equation and Fourier Series
|31/01/17||Tuesday||Physics/Biotech/Microbiology/ Industrial Chemistry: Paper First||101C;Intoductory Electronics
301C: Computer System Architecture
|01/02/17||Wednesday||Physics/Biotech/Microbiology/ Industrial Chemistry: Paper Second||102:Fundamental of I.T and OS
202:DBMS(Oracle and SQL)
302: Prog. in Java
|02/02/17||Thursday||Botany/Electronics/Comp: Paper First
Industrial Chemistry Paper -III
|103: Prog. in C lang.
203: Prog. in C++ and VC++
|03/02/17||Friday||Botany/Electronics/Comp: Paper Second
|104: PC Soft. and Internet Applications
204:Comp. Network and Internet Tech.
304: Soft. Engineering.
|04/02/17||Saturday||Zoology /Mathematics Paper First||105A: Visual Basic
|06/02/17||Monday||Zoology /Mathematics Paper Second||106A:CommunicationSkill(English)
206A:Principles of Management
|07/02/17||Tuesday||Mathematics Paper-III||106B-Foundation Course(GA)
306B: Foundation Course(English
|08/02/17||Wednesday||Chemistry Paper -I|
|09/02/17||Thursday||Chemistry Paper -II|
|10/02/17||Friday||Chemistry Paper -III|
|11/02/17||Saturday||Environmental Studies(EVS)||Environmental Studies(EVS)|
A CAMPUS Placement was be organised on 13th January 2017, for B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Sc Students, in Seminar Hall of St.Thomas College, Bhilai at 9am by the following companies .
MAR THEODOSIUS MEMORIAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HELD AT ST. THOMAS COLLEGE
The 6th Mar Theodosius Memorial Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament for men was inaugurated at St. Thomas College Bhilai on 15th December,2016. Different Colleges from Durg District participated in the tournament. Chief Guest for the inaugural ceremony was the Manager Bishop of the College His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius. In his presidential address, His Grace said that Late Manager Bishop was a missionary, visionary and philanthropist, who always emphasized on maintaining a cordial relation with all the educational institutions. He further said that the Basketball tournament held every year is instrumental in keeping up the sacred memory of the Late Lamented Manager Bishop of the College. Principal of the College.
Dr. M.G.Roymon welcomed the gathering and enumerated on the various contributions made by Late Manager Bishop in the field of education and other social services. Administrator of the college Rt. Rev. Fr. George Mathew also graced the occasion. The inaugural match was played between Science College, Durg and Swaroopanand College, Hudco. Science College defeated the opponent team by 52- 22 points. The second match was played between Surana College and CSIT in which Surana College won the match by 17 points. In another match played between Govt. College Bhilai 3 and Shri Shankaracharya College Sec-6 , the Govt. College Bhilai- 3 lost the match by 7 points. St. Thomas College, Bhilai defeated Govt. VIPRA College and headed for the semi-final match.
The dignitaries who were present in the inaugural ceremony included Co-coordinator of Sports Dr. Ashok kumar Mishra, sports officers from various colleges, Sports officer of St. Thomas College, Mr. Kailash Narayan Verma, Dr. Vinita Thomas, HOD, Dept of Botany and Dr. Sapna Sharma, Professor Incharge Student Union, President Student Union Amanpreet Singh Rekhi , other office bearers, students and other members of the College .
AlLUMNI PHOTO CONTEST ORGANIZED
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PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2016
WORKSHOP ON “ RESEARCH METHODOLOGY , STATISTICS & SPSS”
The Committee for Promotion of Research Activities (COPRA) organized a workshop on “ Research Methodology , Statistics and SPSS “ from 22 to 28th November 2016.
SWACHH BHARAT PAKWADA
The Eco Club organized a 15 day cleaning mission program of the College campus “Swatch Bharat pakwada ” which was inaugurated on 3 rd November by the Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon. This mission continued till 15 Nov 2016. Students and staff members of the College participated in it and took a pledge to keep their surroundings both in their neighborhood & workplace clean and plastic free.
STUDENT UNION COUNCIL ORGANIZED COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMME
Student Union Council of St. Thomas College under the aegis of IQAC Cell organized a community Service program at Gram Pithora. The motive behind the service was to disseminate literacy campaign throughout the villagers and make them aware about the harmful effects of tobbaco and narcotic substances. The students organized an Anti –Narcotic rally wherein they distributed pamphlets among the rural people and after that they performed a skit based on that theme. The villagers were nfrmed about the various schemes launched by the State Govt for their benefit.
To promote the motto of “Beti Bacho, Beti Padao “, students performed an informative skit. The villagers actively participated in the program and were acknowledged by the College for their future development. Prof in charge of the student union Council Dr. Sapna Sharma along with Mrs Shanu Mohanan (an active Social reformer) led this awareness program. Mrs. Mohanan gave her valuable advice for the smooth conduct of the program. Dr. Ashok Kumar Mishra, HOD Dept of Commerce, Dr. Bhuvana Venkataraman, Mr. Sandeep Bhawnani, Mr Prateek Chateerjee of Dept of Commerce and Office Bearers of Student Union Council encouraged the students by their presence.
EAST ZONE INTER-UNIVERSITY BADMINTON CHAMPIONS FROM ST THOMAS COLLEGE
The East Zone Inter-University Badminton championship winnerS from St Thomas College were:
Men : Mukul Pandey, Yash Yogi, Pravesh Dhruw, Priyam Singh, Harshal Goyal.
Women : Dipali Gupta, Juhi Dewangan, Preeti Sahu, Ankita Gupta .
WOMEN CELL CONDUCTED AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAM ON WOMEN’S SAFETY AT ST. THOMAS COLLEGE
St. Thomas College under the aegis of Women Cell organized a workshop and awareness training program for both boys and girls on 5th September 2016.
The program was held to make girl students aware about their responsibilities and the ways in which they can protect themselves in adverse situations.
Madam Navi Monika Pandey , Inspector ,Sec-6, Bhilai Thana was the Chief Guest of the occasion, other dignitaries present were DSP Mrs. Beena; Mr. Rana, Marshal Art Trainer and the Principal of the College Dr. M.G. Roymon.
Dr. Shiny Mendonce, Convenor of the Cell welcomed the gathering. Dr. M.G. Roymon, Principal of the College, in his speech appreciated the initiative taken by the cell and also congratulated the team of Chhattisgarh police academy for their outstanding contribution for the welfare of the women’s safety.
In her speech, Inspector Navi Monika Pandey made the students aware by giving information about the helpline numbers 1091, 100 and whatsapp No 7247001091 provided by the Chhattisgarh Police Academy for the protection of women in case of emergency of any sort .
Mr. Rana, the Marshal Art Trainer with his subordinates gave a practical knowledge of women safety tricks & also appealed the girl students to raise their voice against any such type of violence.
The Speaker also had an interactive session with the girls and made them aware of the importance of their rights to fight against domestic and outside violence. Students took active participation in giving the demonstration on self reliance techniques. The program was conducted by Dr. Shiny Mendonce.
MEDICAL CAMP ORGANIZED AT ST. THOMAS COLLEGE on 4 th SEPTEMBER 2016
Dr. Shail Khare (Gynecologist) CHMO, Durg
The Student Union Council and NCC Wing of St. Thomas College Bhilai organized a Medical Camp, under the aegis of IQAC of the college. Dr. Shail Khare (Gynecologist) CHMO, Durg, was the chief Guest and Dr. Swati Rao was the special guest. Inaugurating the medical camp Dr. Khare spoke about health and healthy food habits, and Dr . Rao spoke about oral hygiene. The camp was held with a motive to spread awareness among the students to lead safe and healthy life and to abstain from tobacco and other narcotic substances. Students were also sensitized about the various diseases arising due to fast food.
Eighty seven students as well as staff members undertook the checkup under the supervision of the doctors. The students were informed about the various health programs organized by the state government. The doctors further emphasized that the patients of hypertension, diabetes, heart diseases and other chronic diseases can directly approach the District hospital, Durg as well as the team members present in the camp. The staff and the students of the College actively participated to make the camp a success. Principal of the college, Dr. M.G. Roymon appreciated the efforts taken by the Student Union Council and the NCC unit. Dr. Sapna Sharma,Professor in charge Student Union spoke about the Anti-Narcotic Cell of the College and various activities organized by it. President of the Student Union Council Mr. Amanpreet Singh Rekhi and Joint Secretary Mr. Jayan Mishra gave their voluntary support for the camp. The NCC Wing actively participated in the Medical Camp . The overall program was conducted by Lt. Mrs Surekha Jawade.
WORKSHOP ON ‘PHOTOGRAPHY & ITS TECHNICAL ASPECTS’
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of St. Thomas College conducted a one day workshop on ‘Photography and its technical aspects’. The workshop was interdisciplinary in nature where the students of other departments like science, commerce, management and humanities also participated.
Principal, Dr. M.G. Roymon chaired the opening ceremony and praised the initiative taken by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Administrator of the College Very. Rev. Gee Varghese Ramban, congratulated the department for organizing the workshop.
The invited resource persons for the programme included Mr. Amit Chouhan (Professional Photographer and a State- Level Award Winner), Mr. G.N. Yogi (Cinematographer) and Mr. Kush Taunk (expert in macro photographer) conducted the sessions.The highlights of the workshop were the sessions of Introduction and an overview to Photography, Photoshop and Macro Photography. The participants got first hand practical information from the experts and were given the chance to handle the professional cameras. The Convener of the workshop, Dr. Debjani Mukherjee, Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication appraised the participants regarding the importance of interdisciplinary aspects of the topic. Mr. Rahul Tiwari , Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication welcomed the gathering. Ms. Sakshi Pillai, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication assisted in organizing the workshop. Vote of thanks was delivered by Nikita Sharma, student, III SEM , BJMC. Parth Sharma, Sagarika Sagar and Parineeti Jha conducted the programme.
CIVIL SERVICES ASPIRANTS CLUB, ST. THOMAS COLLEGE CONDUCTED A COUNSELLING PROGRAM
DATE – 27/9/16 TIME – 11.45 am VENUE – Conference Hall
The Civil Services AspirantS Club (CSAC), St. Thomas College, Bhilai, conducted a counseling programme for its members. Mr Sheikh S. Rehman, UPSC 2015 qualifier was the resource person. He wouldbe joining Indian Railway Traffic Services in December that year. Principal, Dr. M.G Roymon chaired the session and spoke of the vision of the club and praised the students for joining it. Administrator, Father H.G. Rev Gee Varghese Ramban expressed his happiness on conducting such an informative programme.
Mr. Rehman gave first hand information regarding the study materials needed and the ways to prepare for the Civil Services. He stressed on the regular reading of the newspaper ‘The Hindu’ and said reading editorials of newspapers is a crucial and indispensable part of IAS preparation. He also emphasized on regular viewing of the AIR spotlight, current affairs, interview programs, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha TV programs. Sharing the secret of his success, he said that consistency in efforts and perseverance in character are very important to achieve the goal.
The session was followed by a lively and interactive question-answer session in which Mr. Rehman very patiently addressed all queries.
St.Thomas College Bhilai, has an active CSAC which on a regular basis conducts guidance activities for the preparation of the UPSC. Motivational lectures are also given to the members under this banner.
Convener of the CSAC Dr. Debjani Mukherjee spoke on the utility of such programmes and talked about the future programmes of this club. Dr. Susan Abraham, co convener of the club assisted in organizing the programme and Dr. Sujata Koley conducted the programme.
DOUBLE VICTORY FOR ST. THOMAS COLLEGE IN BADMINTON TOURNAMENT
Intercollegiate District Level Badminton Tournament was held at Bhilai Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Sector-9. Various Colleges from the District of Durg participated in the tournament which was held in both men and women categories. The first match was played between St. Thomas College and Govt College, Bhilai -3 in which St. Thomas College defeated its opponent by 2-0. In the semi final match, St. Thomas College defeated Govt Science College again by 2-0. The final match was played between St. Thomas College and Shri Shanakaracharya Mahavidyala in which the former defeated the latter by 2-0 and were declared the winner of the tournament. In women’s category, St. Thomas College defeated Mahila College, Sec- 9 by 2-0 and in final match, it defeated Govt College, Patan by 2-0 and clinched the trophy. Shri Devendra Yadav, Mayor Bhilai Municipal Corporation; Manager Bishop of the College, H.G. Joseph Mar Dionysius, Administrator of the College, V. Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban, Principal Dr. M. G. Roymon, Sports Officer Mr. K.N. Verma and members of the staff congratulated the students for their commendable performance in both men and women category.
HINDI DIWAS CELEBRATION
The Department of Hindi Celebrated ‘Hindi Diwas to commemorate the importance of our national language on Saturday 17th September 2016. The Chief Guest of the program was Dr. Sheela Sharma, HOD of Dept of Hindi, Shaskiya Naveen Mahavidyalaya and a great intellectual in her field. In her speech, she emphasized on the need for students to stay tuned with their national language while keeping up with the requirements of 21st century. She motivated students about using their national language correctly & regularly and urged them not to forget their roots. Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon in his presidential address discussed about the importance of the national language which is the best & the most convenient way of communication.
Mrs Surekha Jawade incharge, Department of Hindi congratulated students for their wonderful contributionin making the programme a success. Dr. Sapna Sharma, Addtnl HOD, Department of Commerce; Dr. Mohan Patel Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Mr. Lakshman, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Commerce also shared their thoughts on the day. Students of different departmentS with the volunteers of NSS/NCC gave their performances by reciting poems, songs and delivering speeches.
The program was attended by all the staff members and students of the College. Mr. Neeraj Soni, student of B.Com-II conducted the program & Mrs Rupa Shrivastava proposed the vote of thanks.
OATH TAKING CEREMONY HELD AT ST. THOMAS COLLEGE
St. Thomas College Bhilai held the formal ceremony of Oath taking on Saturday,10 September 2016 conferring the authority and responsibility to the office bearers and other representatives of Student Union Council.
The Chief Guest of the function was Mr. Devendra Yadav (Mayor, BMC). In his speech, he congratulated the elected office bearers and advised them to take up their duties sincerely & with full commitment. He urged the elected members to understand the value of each single student and continually work in their interests & towards their welfare.
Chairman of the College, His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysus presided over the function. In his presidential address, he congratulated and blessed the newly elected office bearers & class representatives and said that they should uphold the values of the college and discharge their duties with utmost sincerity, honesty & with proper team work along with maintaining harmonious relationship between students and teachers. Addressing the gathering, Principal, Dr. M.G. Roymon congratulated the newly elected members and asked them to perform their duties and responsibilities with full dedication. Professor Incharge, Dr Sapna Sharma extended her warm welcome by her motivational speech for the elected members.
Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon administered the oath of secrecy to the newly elected office bearers and class representatives.
Mr. Amanpreet Singh Rekhi was sworn in as the President of the College.
Miss Akansha – Vice-President,
Miss Pratishtha Chandel – Secretary ,
Mr, J. K. Mishra – Joint Secretary
Mr. Soumendra Patil – Cultural Secretary
Mr. Anurag Sharma – Sports Secretary.
The volunteers of NCC/NSS and all other class representative also took the oath.
The other dignitaries present were Mr. Rang Bahadur Singh (Parshad, Ruabandha, Bhilai); Administrator of the College, V. Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban; Asst Prof Incharge of Student Council, Dr. Shiny Mendonce; Sports Officer, Mr. K.N Verma, staff members and students of the College. The program was successfully conducted by Dr. Susan Abraham and the President of Student Union Council -2016, Mr Amanpreet Singh Rekhi proposed vote of thanks.
ECO CLUB ORGANIZED CLEANLINESS DRIVE FROM 1-15th SEP 2016
The Cleanliness Drive under the aegis of Eco Club was celebrated from 01-09-2016 to 15-09-2016 under the mission “Clean College, Clean Knowledge “. The staff with the students and the volunteers of NCC/NSS successfully participated in the mission.
KALAPRATIBHA COMPETITIONS 2016-17
St. Thomas College , Bhilai under the aegis of Kalapratibha Competition 2016-2017, organized several cultural and literary events from 07-09-2016 till 10-09-2016. The events scheduled were as follows.
07-09-2016 – Classical Vocal (solo), Light Vocal (solo), Group Song , Rangoli.
08-09-2016 – Debate . Extempore, Essay Writing, On the Spot Painting.
09-09-2016 – Classical Dance (solo), Group Dance (folk/Tribal )
10-09-2016 – Classical Instrument (solo), Poster Making, Cartoon Making, Skit.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was eminent Classical Dancer Dr. Richa Jogendra Thakur, Prof. Govt. W.W.P.P Girls College Durg. The auspicious occasion began by lighting the traditional lamp. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Richa said that such events provide ample opportunities for the students to excel in their area of interest. V. Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban, in his presidential address mentioned that St. Thomas College has grown from strength to strength and has earned the coveted position in academics as well as in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon welcomed the gathering. In his speech, he explained the motto of Kala-pratibha competition and briefed the students about the various activities held under the aegis of “KalaPratibha “. Addressing the gathering, the cultural Co-ordinator ,Dr. Jayasree Balasubramanian said that Kala Pratibha competitions are more focused towards talent search.
The various cultural and literary events held under Kala- Pratibha helped to promote the hidden talents of the students in a recreational manner. She also emphasized that the College is committed to give maximum opportunity to the students to showcase their talents and thereby develop an attitude of healthy competition.
The Kala Pratibha competitions commenced with music competition which was divided in three parts: Classical Vocal (solo), Light Vocal (solo), and Group song followed by Rangoli Competition. Dr. Chanda Verma, Dept of Chemistry, Dr. Aparna Ghosh, Asst Prof Dept of Economics and Ms. Snigdha conducted the program.
WoORKSHOP ON “MAINTENANCE & REPAIR OF LABORATORY INSTRUMENTS”
Department of Microbiology & Biotechnology organized a seven day workshop on “Maintenance and Repair of Laboratory Instruments ” in collaboration with Western Regional Instrumentation Centre [WRIC] , Mumbai- A National Facility of UGC on 1 st August 2016 .
DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICINAL PLANTS
To create awareness among masses regarding medicinal plants, the state government undertook a special drive for free distribution of saplings under Home Herbal Garden Scheme of Chhattisgarh Medicinal Plant Board (CMPB). Inauguration of activities of Eco-Club and Botanical Association of St.Thomas College for the session 2016-17 was held by the distribution of medicinal plants provided by the Chhattisgarh Medicinal Plants Board. The Principal In-Charge, Dr. M.G.Roymon presided over the function. Dr. Vinita Thomas, Head of the Department of Botany and Convenor of Botanical Association addressed the gathering. Speaking on the occasion, she appreciated the efforts of the 8 forest divisions of the state for preparing saplings of medicinal plants and the initiative taken by the CMPB to distribute them free to create awareness towards medicinal plants. About 1000 saplings were distributed with the brochure among the staff and students of the College.
They also provided saplings for the College herbal garden with an intention of tree plantation. Dr. Malti Singh, Project Co-ordinator and Dr. Avinash Hembram, Assistant Co-ordinator were the special guests. Dr. Avinash gave a brief introduction to the scheme “Home Herbal Garden” and values of medicinal plants in which Chhattisgarh has rich and unique diversity.
The programme was conducted by Dr. Jayasree Balasubramanian, Convenor of Eco-club and Head of the Department of Zoology. Dr. Jyoti Bakshi, Department of Botany welcomed the gathering.
NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY CELEBRATED WITH THE THEME: MAKE IN INDIA
National Science Day was celebrated in St. Thomas College, Bhilai and was sponsored and catalyzed by CCOST and NCSTC, Department of Science and Technology, GOI. The theme being Make in India: Science and Technology Driven Innovations. Various activities like Intercollegiate Essay Writing Competition (Hindi and English) with the topic of Make in India: Role of Skill Education; College Power Point Preparation and Presentation Competition for all disciplines with the topic – Innovations in Science and Technology in India and Popular Lecture Series (for science PG students) was conducted over a period of one month. Prof. M.M. Hambarde, Director General, CCOST, Raipur, CG was the chief guest of the closing ceremony and Prof. N.P. Dixit, Vice Chancellor, Durg Vishwavidyalaya presided over the function. Prof M.M. Hambarde expressed that National Science Day should not be celebrated just to symbolize the day, but is truly meant to inspire young scientists and students. He further discussed about the motivation of being awarded and urged that it is not only for competition, but one should work for one’s own satisfaction and sense of achievement. Prof. N.P. Dixit in his presidential address focused on research and innovations. He said that innovations are not that one reads in a book but it is that which is done through proper analytical studies. He emphasized that both students and teachers should follow ancient Vedas and Upanishads which are the real source of inventions in our country. Vice Principal, Dr. M. G. Roymon welcomed the gathering. Dr. Jaysree Bala Subramanium, HOD Department of Zoology presented a detailed report on various activities conducted and acknowledged the illustrious speakers Dr. R. D. Sharma, Department of Mathematics, Delhi University (Fuzzy set theory and its applications) and Dr. Utkarsh Ghate, Director, Covenant Centre for Development, Durg, C.G. (Homemade Science and Technology Inventions) for the popular lecture series, congratulated the prize winners in the competitions and motivated all the participants of the competitions as well as the PG students for attending the lecture series and enthusiastically participating in the discussion session. The winners of the competitions were awarded cash prizes. In Intercollegiate Hindi Essay Writing Competition, Mr. Shubham Dewangan of IV Sem, CSE, BIT won the first prize and Ms. Surbhi Deshpandey of Msc II Sem Mathematics, S S Swaropanand Saraswati Mahavidyalaya, Bhilai won the second prize. In English Essay Writing Competition, first prize was bagged by Ms. Bhuveshwari Anandkar Gupta of BSc Part II, St. Thomas College, Bhilai and second prize was won by Ms Raj Lakshmi Verma of BSc III, also of St. Thomas College, Bhilai. The cash prizes were Rs.1500 and Rs.1000 respectively. Mr Parth Sharma of BJMC IV Semester won First Prize (Rs 1250) and Ms Neelima Sinha of MSc Mathematics II Semester won the Second Prize (Rs 1000) in Power Point Preparation and Presentation Competition. The programme was conducted by Dr. Jyoti Bakshi, Asst. Prof PG Dept. of Botany and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Suja Varghese, HOD PG Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences. Adminstrator Rev. George Mathew Ramban, Dr. Vinita Thomas, HOD, P.G Department of Botany & Dr. James Matthew, HOD, P.G Department of Chemistry were present on the occasion.
YUVA DHRISHTI ABHIYAAN
As per the order of Higher Education, C.G Govt, St. Thomas College organized an awareness program “Yuva Dhrishti Abhiyaan”. This programme was held with a motive to introduce the scheme of launching a new open web portal for the youth. The aim of the youth portal is to empower youth of the country to achieve their full potential and through them enable India to find its rightful place in the world. College Administrator V. Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban addressed the gathering. Presiding over the function, Principal In- Charge Dr. M.G. Roymon said that the central and state government has introduced the web portal to create a productive workforce, facilitate participation and civic engagement of the youth and there by develop a strong and healthy generation. He further called upon the students to register in the web portal and to take maximum benefit of it. Professor In-Charge of the Students’ Union Council Dr. Chanda Verma was also present on the occasion. Dr. Suja Varghese, Head, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science extended a warm welcome and Ms. Seril Saji proposed the vote of thanks.
WORKSHOP ON “USE OF ELECTRONIC RESOURCES”
The library services of St. Thomas College organized a workshop on “Use of electronic resources” with a view to utilize various search techniques to locate information from e- resources. Chief Guest and resource persons for the workshop were Dr. S. Sen Gupta (Librarian) Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University ,Raipur and Dr. Mohammed Imtiaz Ahmed (Deputy Librarian) Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur. Librarian of the College, Ms. Ritu Biswas extended a warm welcome to the gathering. The Chief Guest Dr. S. Sen Gupta (Librarian)
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla university, Raipur in his address said that the rapid advancement of information and communication technology (ICT) has brought a revolutionary change in the information scenario giving rise to a number of options to handle varied information sources conveniently. As a result, e-resources have become the most sought after resources and are satisfying varied needs of students, teachers, and researchers. Dr. Mohammed Imtiaz Ahmed (Deputy Librarian) Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur gave an overview of various e-resources and the problems & issues faced by faculties, research scholars and students of College and university in accessing e-resources. He also spoke about the facilities which are made available to Indian universities through INFLIBNET. It was followed by questionnaire session wherein all the queries were answered by resource persons. Mr. Mahendra Ikhar shared his views on the workshop. Principal of the College, Dr M. G Roymon believed that the workshop helped all the participants to know how to use e- resources in best possible manner to save time and efforts.
WORLD EARTH DAY CELEBRATED
World Earth Day was celebrated in St. Thomas College, Bhilai by the P.G. Department of Botany under the ageis of Botanical Association. The theme of World Earth Day 2016 is “Trees for the Earth”. This theme will remain till 2020 when the Earth Day celebrates its 50th Anniversary. On this occasion, Administrator of the College, Very Rev. Father Gee Varghese Ramban stressed that conserving natural resources like soil and water is the need of the hour. In order to enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature, afforestation has to be done. Principal, Dr M.G. Roymon said that trees are the best way to fight climate change and more and more trees should be planted. The planet loses 15 billion trees per year, so the Earth Day Network plans to plant 7.8 billion trees by 2020 one for every person on the planet.The Botanical Association organized “Plant of the Week” competition where 15 plants (wild or cultivated or ornamentals) of the campus were displayed and this competition was open to the college fraternity in which they were to identify those plants. The prizes were awarded to Mr. Gautam Jain MSc I sem (Student), Mr Sunny George (Non- teaching) and Dr. Chanda Verma (Teaching). Dr Jyoti Bakshi, Convenor of the Botanical Association welcomed the gathering and said that Earth Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness and develop a sense of public responsibility pertaining to environmentally-sustainable practices in order to build and maintain a healthy, global ecosystem and maintain a viable planet for future generations.
Miss Carol Janis, student of M.Sc II Semester Botany presented a power point on the topic “Everyday is Earth Day”. The highlight of her the presentation was the few lines of a beautiful poem which said –
Everyday is a Earth day, Or atleast it should be
We should take steps everyday, To save your planet, don’t you agree ?
The programme was conducted by Miss Seepiyan Dalal, Faculty of Botany Department and vote of thanks was proposed by Miss Priyanka Sahu, student of M.Sc II Semester (Botany).Principal Dr.M.G.Roymon congratulated Dr. Vinita George Thomas, Head of Deptt. of Botany for organizing the programme.