Extension Activity at Government Primary School, Ruabandha under the Economic Association “THE WIZARD”

The PG Department of Economics of St. Thomas College Bhilai, organized an awareness programme at Government Primary School, Ruabandha, under its association “The Wizard”.

Encouraging people to change their perceptions and behaviors requires an approach to communication, education and awareness that goes well beyond simply posting on social media or distributing brochures. That is why the students of Economics Preferred to generate awareness among the children of the Government School rather than any model school in the town as the former come from a less privileged society. As the government schools are still deprived of the basic facilities hence under such an environment the children tend not to learn about some of the major aspects of life such as cleanliness, personal hygiene, lack of awareness regarding Good Touch & Bad Touch.

 The students of M.A Economics of our College ANNESHA SAMADDAR, PIYUSH KUMAR, SANGEETA PATHAK, SRILEKHA NIRMAL, TANU, NIMMY, POORNIMA AND KESHAV took the initiative and organised an informative yet entertaining event at the primary school.

The students illuminated the school children by tutoring them about “Environment Conservation”, “Awareness About Dengue”,” Cleanliness” and “Good and Bad Touch”, by performing a skit, showing and explaining through posters and by playing some enlightening videos. There was a question answer session towards the end of the programme. The Head Mistress and her subordinate coordinated and also appreciated the efforts of the students. The programme was made possible only by the support given by the Administrator Fr. George Mathew Ramban and the Principal Dr. M.G Roymon. The programme was organised in an successful manner through the effort of the Head Dr. Mariam Jacob and the faculty Dr. Aparna Ghosh.

Students should set goals, be unbiased and understand the constitution: Namdev

Govind Namdev, a well-known personality in theater and films, interacted with students of journalism

Students of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of St. Thomas College, Ruabandha interacted with Govind Namdev, a renowned personality in theater and films. Namdev spoke to the students about their career and goals and shared his experience in theater and film, under the direction of Principal, Dr. MG Roymon and under the guidance of Dr. Aparna Ghosh, Head of Department.

Dr. Aditi Namdev, while welcoming actor Govind Namdev on behalf of the department, highlighted the importance of the event. Muhammad Zakir Hussain from the department gave detailed information to the students on Govind Namdev’s contribution towards films and theater. Starting his conversation, actor Namdev said that journalism is not just a profession but also a huge responsibility towards the society. Therefore, students of journalism should understand the importance and seriousness of the subject. He said that the students should look at the people in top positions of this field and try to understand how they achieved this position and create their plan for their future accordingly.

He said that ‘if any top journalist of the country is getting 21, 25 or 28 lakh rupees a month, then why can’t I get it?’, the students should set their goals with this mindset; and unless you have passion you won’t achieve your goals. When students asked about his opinion on the fairness of today’s media, Govind Namdev said that it is a matter of regret that today there is a lack of fairness in media. Media today has to understand its responsibility and the society should not be hurt for the sake of increasing TRP. He said that it is very important for the media to be fair and honest and therefore, all the students should be thorough of our constitution before starting their career in media and should work accordingly. Actor Govind Namdev also narrated some episodes related to his film career and shared the experience of his days in the National School of Drama (NSD). He also gave the students many tips regarding the selection of subject and institute for post-graduation. In the end, actor Govind Namdev was greeted by a memento on behalf of the college. This dialogue session was conducted by final year student, Saba Khan and the vote of thanks was given by final year student, Vinayak Singh which concluded the session.

Entrepreneur Cell – Industrial Visit

The Entrepreneur Cell of St.Thomas College, Bhilai under the ageis of CITCON has organized a Industrial visit on 29/02/2020 with an objective to give practical knowledge of Entrepreneurship skill among the students of the college.

Dr.Shirish Tunk, the Director of SRT Agro science Pvt.Ltd which is located to near funda village has awared the student about organic method cultivation of crops, vegetable and fruits. He focused on the benefits of organic farming that is environmental protection, increase of biodiversity reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emission. With the various examples he stressed on efficient use of resources, how to increase in crop yields, Environmental and Bio-diversity safeguarding.

50 Students of various PG Departments were participated and member of Entrepreneur cell Dr.Aparna Ghosh, (HOD of BAJMC), Dr.Sunita Kshatriya and Dr.Rincey B.Abraham (Dept of Commerce) and Mr. Kedarnath the field manager of CITCON accompanied the visit.

Faculty Development Workshop

A faculty development program was conducted under the aegis of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell at St. Thomas College, Bhilai.The speaker was Dr. Johnsey Thomas, clinical psychologist and a well being trainer from Aster Prime Hospital Hyderabad. The topic of the day long workshop was ‘You are the lighthouse’ and main focus was on teaching techniques, changing role of a teacher and communication skills. Faculty participated in management games also. The workshop was presided by the Manager Bishop Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius who enlightened the gathering regarding the inner powers a teacher has and the optimum use of it. Principal Dr. M. G. Roymon appraised the participants on the value of such program and how it helps in the growth of a teacher.Dr. Debjani Mukhejee, convenor IQAC, welcomed the gathering and conducted the proceedings. Rev Fr. George Mathew Ramban and all HODs attended the program along with faculty.

Annual Day and Cultural Fest- Aagaam 2020 celebrated

St. Thomas College Bhilai celebrated the 36th Annual Prize distribution Ceremony with much gusto and enthusiasm. Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu (Minister of Home Affairs) and Prof. Aruna Palta, (Vice Chancellor, Hemchand Yadav Vishwavidyalaya, Durg) were invited as chief guest on this auspicious occasion. College Administrator Rev. Father Gee Varghese Ramban, Principal Dr. M.G.Roymon, Student Union Professor In-charge Dr. Suja Varghese, President Student Union Council Sabya Neha Tirkey and all other office bearers were welcomed with floral bouquet. Chief Guest Hon’ble Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu said that this type of cultural programmes develops cultural and educational quality within the students. These programmes are the symbol that we all are members of one family.  He highlighted the present educational system and said that we will have to decide our aim by himself. On this occasion, Hon’ble Prof. Aruna Palta said that St. Thomas College has created a special image in education as well as cultural activities.  College take cares all the aspects of students including education, culture and their career objectives. Students now are very smart so they should make their objective according to their present requirements so that they will be successful.  Administrator   Rev. Father Gee Varghese Ramban appreciated the overall programme. Principal Dr. M.G.Roymon read the yearly report of college and said that for 36 years in long duration the college has developed a different image in academics, sports. National and International activities. The programme was organized in successful leadership of Principal. Student Union Prof. In-charge Dr. Suja Varghese welcomed all the guests.  Students who got gold Medal in Hemchand Yadav Vishwavidyalaya were awarded by guests.  After this, all Kalaprathiba, Cultural academics, sports, NCC & NSS students were awarded by certificates.  Abey Mathew Memorial Award was given to Mehul Sharma, B.Com final year, C.Mohan, PGDCA and Rohit Shrivastava memorial trophy was again given to Mehul Sharma, Chandransh Khandelwal Rolling Trophy to Lotus House, Kalwaljeet Singh Saini rolling trophy to lilly house, Khandelwal memorial award was given to Upasana Kurve and K.R.Raghavan memorial award was given to Nisha Jambhulkar.  This year Alumni felicitation award was started in which CA Ananad Jumnani in academics, P.T.Ullas Kumar  in cultural and M.C.Benjamin were awarded in sports category. Himanshu Khandelwal was awarded for contribution in social welfare. Chief guest awarded to all the successful students. On this occasion, interesting games and activities were conducted between students. The programme was conducted by Dr. Susan R.Abraham and vote of thanks was presented by Sabya Neha Tirkey. On this occasion, all teaching and non teaching staff of college, parents and students were present.

Three Day workshop organised by Entrepreneur Cell

The Entrepreneur Cell of St. Thomas College Bhilai ‘under the aegis of CITCON organised a Three day workshop with an objective to develop Entrepreneurship Skills among the students of the college.

Er. P.K. Nimonkar, state head of (CITCON) and Professor Anil Kalele Associate Faculty and Mr. Prakash Markale Ex. Deputy Manager of CITCON were the Resource Person Other dignitaries present were Administrator of the College Rt. Rev.Fr. George Mathew Ramban, Principal Dr. M. G. Roymon, The august gathering was welcomed by the Principal of the college. Speaking on the occasion he said that such workshops provide ample opportunity for the students to choose between job and self independence through startup business. In his Presidential address Administrator of the college, Rt. Rev.Fr. George Mathew Ramban appreciated the efforts of the cell and hoped that the workshop will provide a road map for the students who wish to go for start up business.

 The spokesperson for the first session was Er. P.K. Nimonkar, state head of (CITCON) .He highlighted on the importance of communication in today’s scenario. He threw light on the positive aspects of good communication and how it can inspire people to plan and promote business.The second session was conducted by Professor Anil Kalele, who elaborated on the topic “Effective communication skills and steps of Entrepreneurship”.  He spoke about the relevance of appropriate attitude and behaviour for  becoming a successful businessman. Mr. Kalele emphasised on the topic through various anecdotes. Mr. Suprabhat Sheel, Associate Prof.,CITCON spoke about the importance of entrepreneurial motivation which is vital step in transforming an ordinary person into a good businessman .

The program was conducted by Prateek Sharma (Dept of Commerce) and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Sunita Kshatriya (Dept of Commerce) .Dr .Aparna Ghosh, (Dept. Of Economics),member of the Entrepreneur cell of the college also extended co-operation for the smooth conduct of the three day workshop.

Live Telecast of LOKAVANI

Honorable Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Bhupesh Baghel presented today his views on the topic Exam management and employment opportunities for youths in Chhattisgarh at live telecast of Akashvani Raipur in the programme Lokvani. This programme was telecasted live by Akashvani Raipur and all the news channels of Chhattisgarh. Staff and students of St. Thomas College inculcated the suggestions and techniques discussed by Honorable Chief Minister and took inputs from his exam management planning and scheduling.  He said that fear to get fail in the examination is the biggest hurdle to become successful in the examination. Without getting feared students should perform well in examination by proper time management. And in this, parent’s support and their help give the great motivation to students in examination. Principal Dr. M. G. Roymon said that Honorable Chief Minister has regularly launched so many new employment oriented schemes for the youths of Chhattisgarh. On this occasion staff members Dr. Laxman Prasad, Santosh Kumar Miri, Kailash Narayan Verma, Mahendra Ikhar, Dr. Soniya Popli, Dr. Shabnam Khan, Dr. Jyotsana Gadpayle, Dr. Sheeja Thomas, Chandan Dekate, Dr. Jayashree Balasubramaniyam and Students were present.

Students of PG Department of Psychology St. Thomas College visited Kopalvani, Raipur

The students of M.A  Psychology, St. Thomas College, Bhilai  visited Kopalvani, Raipur, a school and college for hearing impaired students.

The Director Mr. Kundan Singh Thakur and the Principal of the institute Mrs. Padma Sharma made the students aware of the teaching methods of hearing impaired students. Kopalvani also provides hostel facility to students.  On the whole it was a very enriching experience for the students who were accompanied by Dr. Debjani Mukherjee (H.O.D  of  Psychology) , Dr. Sumita Singh( Assistant Professor)  and Ms. Sakshi Sahani  ( Assistant Professor).

The Principal, St. Thomas College, Bhilai,  Dr. M.G. Roymon and Administrator Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban expressed his happiness that students were given first hand demonstration and training dealing with hearing impaired students .

M.Sc. Students Excel in M.Sc. Chemistry Course

Hemchand Yadav Vishwavidyalaya, Durg recently declared the merit list of M.Sc. Chemistry VI Semester examination May-June 2018.  Students of St. Thomas College, Bhilai have brought laurels to the college by securing the highest percentages. Manisha Chandra secured 1st position (Gold Medal) in the university. Ekta Singh secured 2nd position, Sandhya Painkra secured 3rd position and Usha Choudhary secured 9th position. The excellent academic ambience and the innovative teaching and learning process of the college have always helped the students to excel in academics. College Administrator, V. Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban, Principal, Dr. M.G. Roymon and HOD, Department of Chemistry, Dr. James Mathew congratulated the merit holders.

Psychology Students Shine In The Hemchand Yadav University Merit list

The M.A Psychology students of St. Thomas College, Bhilai were the brightest stars in the merit list 2019 published by the Hemchand Yadav University. Out of the 10 positions of the university merit list 7 were bagged by the students of this college. Parul Gupta came first with 82% followed by Sujata Mary in the second position and Padma Bachani in the third position. Shreya Jain, Priyanka Kumari, Vaibhavi Ingle and Sangeeta Maya were placed fourth, Fifth, sixth and nineth respectively. It is a proud moment for Dr. Debjani Mukherjee Head of the department, Dr. Sumita Singh assistant professor and Miss Sakshi Sahni assistant professor, because this was the first master’s batch that passed out of the college. The management of the college, Principal      Dr. M.G. Roymon and Administrator Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban congratulated the students and the department for the wonderful results.