PG Department of Chemistry organized an International Webinar on the topic “Paradigm shift in Chemical Sciences: The Present Scenario”

PG Department of Chemistry, St. Thomas College, organized an International Webinar on the topic “Paradigm shift in Chemical Sciences: The Present Scenario” on 10th July 2020. First of all Principal of the College, Dr. M.G. Roymon welcomed all the invited speakers. Administrator of the college, Very Rev. Father GeeVarghese Rambhan said that a series of webinars are conducted by various departments of the college. Dr. James Mathew, Head, P.G. Department of Chemistry, St. Thomas College delivered the introductory speech about the webinar. The Keynote Speaker Prof. Ashok Pandey, Distinguished Scientist from IITR, Lucknow, discussed about the topic “Global Warming – Challenges in energy and Environmental Sustainability.” Prof. Anupama Asthana, Chairperson, Board of Studies in chemistry, Hemchand Yadav Vishvavidyalaya, Durg talked about the opportunities in the chemical industries like making of PPE kit by Chemicals like polycarbonate propionate, ozone therapy to fight with viruses. Dr. Anil Pandey, Principal Software Engineer from  Germany discussed about the machine learning. Dr. Preeti Chaturvedi Senior Scientist from IITR, Lucknow explained about the water parameter and insights of “NAMAMI GANGE” campaign. The webinar was successfully conducted by Dr. Chanda Verma, Additional HOD, PG Department of Chemistry and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Vinita Thomas, Dean Academics, St. Thomas College Bhilai.

International Webinar On Information And Communications Technology (ICT) during Covid-19

The P G department of Mathematics & Computer Science  of St. Thomas College organized an International webinar on “Information And Communications Technology (ICT) during Covid-19” on 9th of July, 2020. The Principal of the college, Dr. M G Roymon Address the gathering and the administrator of the college .Very Rev Father George Mathew Ramban was the Chief guests of the webinar which is being conducted online due to covid pandemic and also expressed that the topic is very relevant to the current scenario of pandemic. He also highlighted the facilities available at St. Thomas College and also the awards and accolades obtained.

The topics of the  webinar “Information And Communications Technology (ICT).  In Higher       Education During Covid-19” was  discussed by  four Resource persons .  Prof (Dr) Reny George, Professor, Department of Mathematics College of Science, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia “shared his expert knowledge about  Responsibilities, Opportunities and Challenges..”Prof (Dr) O. P. Vyas, Department of Information Technology ,Coordinator (Business Informatics),Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad discussed  about  “ Internationalization of Higher Education in Post Pandemic Situation.Prof (Dr) B.D.Tharakan, Principal, M.G.M School, Bhilai Focused on Opportunity to Transcend the Educational System in Indian Context.Dr.Devendra Chaphekar ,Assistant Professor,Department of   Computer Science Seth Phool Chand AgrawalSmriti ,Mahavidhyala Navapara, Rajim,C.G  stressed on  Technology Driven Education using ICT.The webinar was appreciated by the world wide viewers with YouTube having 650 views .

The entire programme was coordinated by Dr.Suja Varghese, Convener of the Webinar, and Head of the department of Mathematics and Computer Science ,the programme was hosted by Mrs.Smita Suresh Daniel ,technical committees were  Ms K.Manju,Mr. Santosh Kumar Miri , Ms Neelam Pandey and Mr. Pratik Kumar Sharma and vote of thanks given by Ms Preeti Jain .

Online Interactive Session on Conservation of Biodiversity

2 day Session on Conservation of Biodiversity: Different Method and Strategies was organised by PG Department of Botany in collaboration with Covenant Centre for Development, Madurai.The department is organising a series of Online Interactive Session on Academics and Well Being of students during the pandemic. The session was conducted by Dr. Utkarsh Ghate,Director GMCL (Village Herbs) and Advisor,Centre Covenant for Development, Madurai.Dr Ghate reiterated the fact that human beings cherish almost all benefits from the biodiversity and urged to focus on taking proper care associated with the preservation of biodiversity in different forms.DrGhate discussed the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species – IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.DrGhate suggested In-situ conservation, the conservation of species in their natural habitats, is considered the most appropriate way of conserving biodiversity. Dr Ghate had a detailed interaction session with the students and dealt with their queries. Administrator Fr. GeeVargehese Rambaan and Principal Dr. MG Roymon appreciated the effort as loss of biodiversity has a significant impact on human health. This program was coordinated by Dr. Vinita Thomas and conducted by Dr. Jyoti Bakshi.

हेमचंद यादव विश्वविद्यालय स्तरीय वेबीनार स्पर्धा में सेंट थॉमस महाविद्यालय को तीसरा स्थान

हेमचंद यादव विश्वविद्यालय स्तरीय वेबीनार स्पर्धा में सेंट थॉमस महाविद्यालय को तीसरा स्थान

दुर्ग 7 जुलाई। हेमचंद यादव विश्वविद्यालय द्वारा आयोजित विश्वविद्यालय स्तरीय ऑनलाईन वेबीनार स्पर्धा में सेंट थॉमस महाविद्यालय रूआबांधा को तीसरा स्थान हासिल हुआ है। विश्वविद्यालय के अधिष्ठाता, छात्र कल्याण डॉ प्रशांत श्रीवास्तव ने बताया कि कुलपति डॉ अरूणा पल्टा के मार्गदर्शन में 1 से 30 जून के मध्य राष्ट्रीय एवं अंतर्राष्ट्रीय ऑनलाईन वेबीनार आयोजन स्पर्धा आयोजित की गई थी। निर्णायकों ने प्रत्येक वेबीनार में पूरे समय उपस्थित रहकर वेबीनार से जुड़े विभिन्न बिन्दुओं जैसे- व्याख्यानों की गुणवत्ता, आवाज की स्पष्टता, प्रश्नोत्तरी के दौरान प्रतिभागियों की संतुष्टि आदि पर गहनता से निरीक्षण करते हुए प्रत्येक वेबीनार को अंक प्रदान किये। डॉ श्रीवास्तव ने बताया कि स्पर्धा में केवल उन्हीं वेबीनार आयोजन को शामिल किया गया जिनमें प्रतिभागियों का निशुल्क पंजीयन किया गया था।

कुलपति डॉ. पल्टा ने स्वयं निर्णयों का विशलेषण किया तथा विश्वविद्यालय के अधिकारियों से विचार-विमर्श पश्चात कुलसचिव डॉ सी. एल. देवांगन ने परिणाम जारी किये। शासकीय विश्वनाथ यादव तामस्कर स्नातकोत्तर महाविद्यालय, दुर्ग को प्रथम स्थान, शासकीय दिग्विजय महाविद्यालय, राजनांदगांव को द्वितीय, सेंट थॉमस महाविद्यालय, रूआबांधा भिलाई को तृतीय, शासकीय पं. जवाहर लाल नेहरू स्नातकोत्तर महाविद्यालय, डोंगरगढ़ को चतुर्थ तथा शासकीय शिवनाथ विज्ञान महाविद्यालय, राजनांदगांव को पंचम स्थान प्राप्त हुआ।

कुलपति डॉ अरूणा पल्टा ने समस्त विजयी महाविद्यालयों के प्राचार्यों तथा प्राध्यापकों को बधाई देते हुए कहा कि अन्य महाविद्यालय वेबीनार आयोजन के दौरान गुणवत्ता एवं विषय वस्तु का ध्यान रखें। कुलपति डॉ अरूणा पल्टा के अनुसार इस स्पर्धा में दुर्ग विश्वविद्यालय के 25 से अधिक महाविद्यालयों ने हिस्सा लिया। इस स्पर्धा में सफलता मिलने पर सेंट थॉमस महाविद्यालय के प्राचार्य डॉक्टर एम जी रोईमन ने महाविद्यालय के अधिष्ठाता, विभागाध्यक्ष, सहायक प्राध्यापकों सहित स्टाफ को शुभकामनाएं दी है

Patron’s Day Celebrated

St. Thomas College , Bhilai celebrated St. Thomas Day  in a solemn manner .One of the twelve apostles  of Jesus Christ , St. Thomas was the torch bearer of education in India .In keeping with the tradition of the college , the patron saint was commemorated by offering holy service. A virtual blessing ceremony was organized by the college . The Principal of the college Dr. M.G.Roymon   accorded  a warm welcome to all and said that it is befitting to commence the new academic  session of the college  by seeking blessings from the patron saint and to pray for the safety and good health of all  during the unprecedented situation. Addressing the Blessing ceremony, Administrator of the college Rt. Rev. Fr. George Varghese Ramban  said that St. Thomas is venerated as the apostle of India and it was appropriate for the college to organize such a virtual function to pay homage to the godly man.   The Manager Bishop of the        College ,His Grace Joseph Mar Dionysius blessed all on the occasion and said that St. Thomas is an epitome of perseverance, truth  and courage. The Patron Saint’s determination made him pioneer in the field of education . His Grace exhorted all to take inspiration from St. Thomas and follow the gospel of universal love. The ceremony was virtually attended by all the faculty members , Management members and students.

मनोविज्ञान विभाग ने अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वेबिनार का किया आयोजन

सेंट थाॅमस काॅलेज भिलाई, में मनोविज्ञान विभाग ने 27 जून 2020 को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वेबिनार का आयोजन किया जिसका विषय “टाॅपिक लुकिंग अहेडः परसेपटुअल शिफ्टिंग एण्ड एडजस्टमंेन्ट इन कमिंग टाईम“ था। मुख्य विषय महामारी और कोपिंग मेकेनिजम द्वारा प्रभावित मानव व्यवहार के विभिन्न पहलुओं की चर्चा थी। ये प्रभाव अभूतपूर्व नवीन धारणाओं एवं नये समायोजन को सीखना होगा।उपस्थित वक्ताओं ने मानसिक स्वास्थ्य, सेहत पर मानवशास्त्रीय प्रभाव, उद्योग में मानव प्रबंधन और युवा मानसिक स्वास्थ्य पर विशेष चर्चा की। मुख्य वक्ता डाॅ आशिमा शुक्ला, वेलनेस ट्रेनर और विशेषज्ञ एवं मनोचिकित्सक, द्वारा विशेष भाषण प्रस्तुत किया गया। आज के परिवेश में सत्रों की प्रासंगिकता बहुत अधिक है। वेबिनार के संयोजक महाविद्यालय के प्राचार्य डाॅ एम.जी.रोईमोन ने सभी का स्वागत किया और सत्र में हुए विभिन्न क्षेत्रों पर हुई चर्चा कि सराहना की। आयोजक मनोविज्ञान विभाग कि विभागाध्यक्ष डाॅ देवजानी मुखर्जी ने कहा कि यह महाविद्यालय द्वारा छात्रों एवं प्रतिभागियों को आने वाले वर्षो में उठाये जाने वाले सकारात्मक कदमों के बारे में जागरूक करने के लिए एक छोटा सा प्रयास है ताकि इससे सभी का हित हो। सत्र का संचालन अंग्रेजी विभागाध्यक्ष डाॅ शाइनी मेंडोस एवं सहायक प्राध्यापक डाॅ सुमिता सिंह द्वारा धन्यवाद ज्ञापित किया। मिस्टर मजू द्वारा सत्र का सुचारू रूप से निर्वाहन किया गया।

E-LECTURE ON Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education during POST-COVID-19

Education Department of St.Thomas college,Bhilai, organised E-Lecture on “Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education during POST-COVID-19”

on 1st July 2020.The resource person for the E-Lecture was Prof.S.K Yadav, former Head of Department of Teacher Education (NCERT) ,New Delhi and an academic consultant NCTE,New Delhi.Prof. S.K Yadav is a distinguished Researcher and a teacher Educator with number of initiatives to his credit.He has given his contribution in SSA (Sarva Siksha Abhiyan) and performance indicator for self assessment of teachers.

Prof. S.K Yadav discussed the various challenges and opportunities  in the light of COVID-19 and clarified the queries of the participants.

The management,Principal Dr.M.G Roymon and HOD OF Education Department Dr. Sheeja Thomas took initiative for this E-Lecture. Mrs. Deepti Santosh, Dr.Shabnam Khan and Mr. Maju Joy extended their valuable support in executing the E-Lecture. Mr. Michael Fernandez gave valuable technical support for the smooth execution of the programme.

International Webinar on Changing Scenario of Corporate Sector Post Covid – 19

Department of Management Studies, St. Thomas College, Bhilai in association with Training and Placement Cell has organized an International Webinar on the topic Changing Scenario of Corporate Sector Post Covid – 19. In the present situation when there is worldwide slow down is spread in the corporate sector the objective of this webinar was to identify the remedies to restart the industries in the normal way. First of all Principal Dr. M. G. Roymon said in his welcome address that at present the biggest issue is how to keep all the precautions to eliminate Covid-19 and to start the corporate activities? In the inaugural address, Prof. R. P. Das, Pro.Vice Chancellor IGNOU said that in the present scenario entrepreneurs should focus on the safety of their employees and to keep maintain their trust in this pandemic situation. Ms. Sarvin Hajivandi, HR Manager, TCS Canada highlighted the concept of Work from Home and emphasized that we should reorganize the work culture and environment in this situation. Dr. Sumeet Susheelan, CEO from International Institute of Aviation, Bangalore discussed about the future prospects in the aviation industry and said that aviation sector is the emerging sector in which there are immense opportunities of employment. Head of the department of management studies, Dr. Susan R. Abraham told that in every field there is a need of innovation to run the corporate activities in proper way. The webinar was successfully conducted by Dr. Susan R. Abraham and Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mahendra Ikhar Assistant Professor Department of management Studies.

National Webinar On Lifestyle diseases and Covid-19

The P G department of Zoology of St. Thomas College organized a National webinar on “Lifestyle diseases and Covid -19 : Possible risks, Precautions and Management during the Pandemic”, on 30th of June, 2020. The Principal of the college, Dr. M G Roymon, in his introductory speech gave light into the vulnerability of corona infection in people with life style disorders. The administrator of the college Very Reverent Father Gee Varghese Ramban welcomed the Chief guests, speakers and participants of the webinar which is being conducted online due to covid pandemic and also expressed that the topic is very relevant to the current scenario of pandemic. He also highlighted the facilities available at St. Thomas College and also the awards and accolades obtained. The chief guest of the webinar,

The chief guest of the program, Dr. Aruna Palta, Honorable Vice Chancellor of Hemchand Yadav university, Durg in her opening remark,  categorised life style diseases as non communicable diseases like Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Hyper tension, Cancer  etc. attributed to the individual’s food habits and life style besides heredity. She stressed that balanced diet,  habit of drinking plenty of water, good sleep  and along with Physical activities like exercises, Yoga and meditation will not only keep the body fit but also relieves the stress and prevents different life style diseases.

The keynote speaker His Grace, Dr. Joseph mar Dionysius, Chief Patron, The metropolitan of Calcutta diocese of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the Director of St. Thomas Mission Bhilai,  pointed out that even though the Corona Pendemic has challenged the human beings of entire world there is also positive impact due to lock down in the areas of Bio diversity, control of pollution, improvement in ozone layer and decrease in the exploitation of natural resources. He made a detailed presentation on Infection biology of covid-19, impact of climate change & global warming, risk factor, adaptation and resilience for organism.

Dr. Anuji Deena John, General practitioner & sonologist, managing director of Matha Mission hospital, Kayamkulam, Kerala, in her technical session elaborated in a simple and illustrative manner the modes of transmission of the infection, Symptoms, Different types of Tests for Covid 19 infection, Various risk factors of the disease, Life style diseases & covid 19, preventive measures and lastly the Post covid management.  Ms. Nitu Bajwa Malladi NESTA certified Nutrition and fitness coach from Pune, explained the importance of healthy diet, hydration, exercise and sleep to keep the body healthy and stress free, which are very much essential to prevent the infections due  to COVID-19.

At the end of each session, the speakers answered all the questions eagerly posted by the participants and the participants rated the technical sessions as highly informative. Entire programme was coordinated by Dr. Jayasree Balasubramanian, Convener of the Webinar, and Head of the department of Zoology and vote of thanks given by Dr. Joyamma John, Co-convener of the program.

Online Yoga Session on The Occasion of International Yoga Day 2020

Yoga is not only physical exercise but a healthy lifestyle. It is something to be practiced daily. Today we all are facing mental turmoil and stress, making the practice of yoga even more beneficial. With this in mind, St. Thomas College, Bhilai, organized online yoga session to celebrate the International Yoga Day 2020.The yoga session was conducted by Mr. G. M. Arun Kumar, affiliated to the Munger School of Yoga. Mr Arun Kumar, in a very simple way explained the benefits of various yogic exercises and demonstrated the way to perform them.  Convener of the program Dr. M. G. Roymon, Principal, St. Thomas College, Bhilai in his address stressed that all students should participate in such program as the present pandemic has affected their lives the most and peace and tranquility achieved through focused training appeals to everyone. He further stated that the relevance of Yoga has increased many folds in todays time. The program was jointly organized by the IQAC and NCC unit of the college. Dr. Debjani Mukherjee, IQAC coordinator pointed out, that all physical distress can be overcome with positive mental strength and practice of yoga leads to that goal. Dr. Surekha Jawade, incharge of NCC assisted in the organizing of the program and gave the vote of thanks.