Three Day Workshop on Research Methodology in Collaboration with MoU partners Govt. KDR Girls College, Rajnandgaon and Holy Cross Women’s College, Ambikapur

St. Thomas College, Bhilai, P.G Dept. of Psychology, in collaboration with MOU partners Holy Cross women’s college, Ambikapur and Government Kamla Devi Rathi Girls P.G college, Rajnandgaon organized three days online workshop on Basics of Research Methodology.  Resource persons of the workshop were Dr AvantikaKaushil, Assistant Professor, Govt. E.V.P.G College, Korba and Dr. Jay Singh, Associate Professor, University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Kaushil gave inputs on the topic ‘Data collection and Sampling Techniques’ and spoke that a researcher has to be very honest in collecting appropriate sample and discussed various methods of data collection and sampling techniques.Dr. Jay Singh, gave his expert lecture on ‘Introduction to Basics of Statistics’. It was a very interactive session in which students were introduced to inferential and descriptive statistics, importance of normal probability curve and when to use statistics such as ANOVA, ANCOVA and Factor Analysis.

Administrator of the college, Rev Father Dr.Joshy Varghese appreciated the topic of the workshop and stressed that in todays academic world every student should develop his research skills to be a betterstudent and researcher. Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon said the IQAC has to conduct such academic development programs for quality enhancement.Dr. SR. Shanta Joseph, Principal, Holy Cross women’s college, Ambikapur addressed the gathering in the opening session and encouraged the organisers for their efforts. Dr. Alok Mishra, Principal, Government Kamla Devi Rathi Girls P.G college, Rajnandgaon gave full support for the conduct of the workshop. Dr.Debjani Mukherjee Head, dept. of psychology welcomed the gathering and said every student must know the basics of research methods and statistics as it is very useful in higher education.MoU partner colleges give a platform to students to interact and learn together. Dr.MamtaAwasthi, Head, Dept. of Psychology Holy Cross Women’s College, Ambikapur and Dr.BasantSonber, Government Kamla Devi Rathi Girls P.G College, Rajnandgaonaddressed the students and enlightened them on the various aspects of Research Methodology. Dr.AnkitaDeshmukh, Dr. Mona Makhija and Ms.Divya Singh Assistant Professors of the three colleges conducted the sessions and Dr.Sumita Singh Assistant Professor St. Thomas College, proposed the vote of thanks. Mr. J Maju, Assistant Professor assisted in smooth conduct of the workshop.

LECTURE ON PROSPECTS OF INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH

The P G Department of Zoology, St. Thomas College, Bhilai, has organized an invited talk on “Prospects of interdisciplinary research” on 21st of April, 2022.  Prof. M C Subhash Peter, former Professor and Head in the Department of Zoology at University of Kerala, was the eminent resource person in the program. Dr. Subhash Peter is the Founder Director of Inter University Centre for Evolutionary and Integrative Biology of the University of Kerala. In his lecture he highlighted on the importance of interdisciplinary approach in research. He also stressed on the role of teacher as a facilitator and mentor.

President, St. Thomas mission, His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius presided over the function. His Grace spoke about the concept of ‘Penta R” for better learning ourcome.Administrator of the College, Rt. Rev. Father Dr. Joshi Varghese and Principal Dr. M G Roymon were present on the occasion. Dr. Jayasree Balasubramanian, Head Department of Zoology, St. Thomas College, Bhilai welcomed the guests. Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Rojan Joy, Assistant professor, Department of Physics, St. Thomas College. The program was conducted by Dr. V Shanti, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, St. Thomas College. Bhilai.

 

Alumini Interaction

PG Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, St. Thomas College, Bhilai has jointly organised an alumni interaction and lecture with Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) on 11.04.2022. “The title of seminar was “Scientific illustrations and scientific communications”. The guest speaker was Dr. Disha Chauhan, is an Alumni of St. Thomas College Bhilai. The resource person, Dr. Chauhan is Entrepreneurship & Technology Outreach Consultant, C-CAMP Bangalore. She spoke about different ways of representing scientific data into different modes of communication like research papers, books, articles etc. She talked about the possible career in the field of scientific communications. She interacted with students and made them illustrate their own versions of biological concepts. This activity helped students in visualising information other than textbook knowledge. Number of beneficiaries who attended was 60.

St. Thomas College, Bhilai Students Conducted programs in Govt. Primary School, Ruabandha, Bhilai

The students of Govt. Primary School, Ruabandha, Bhilai were given training on life skills and mental health by the members of Psychology department. Training on increase of memory skills, positive physical and mental health and personal hygiene were given. This work was done under the successful guidance of the Head Master of the school and his teachers. Head of the department Dr. Debjani Mukherjee, Assistant Professor Dr. Sumita Singh and Dr. Ankita  Deshmukh helped their students to carry out the program. Training was given to the students of class III to V of Government Primary School. Along with the training, stationery, food items and sanitizers were also distributed to them. The primary school students very enthusiastically participated in all events. These extension programs were also conducted under the aegis of ‘Aahan’, initiative of the 50th year celebrations of St. Thomas Mission, Bhilai.

The administrator of the college, Father Dr. Joshi Varghese appreciated the efforts taken and the Principal Dr. M.G. Royman encouraged the department to organize such awareness programmes. Faculty of the department Dr. Sumita Singh Assistant Professor and Dr. Ankita Deshmukh, Assistant Professor, accompanied the students and took the guidance sessions.

World Theatre Day P.G. Dept. of English

PG department of English celebrated world poetry day

596 Cadets Appeared for NCC C Certificate Practical Examination

C certificate practical examination has been given by the third year cadets of 10 colleges under 37 CG Battalion NCC Durg, 1 CG R.V. Battalion NCC Anjora and 38 CG Battalion NCC Rajnandgaon at St. Thomas College, Ruabandha, Bhilai in offline mode.

In this exam, a total of 596 Senior Division and Senior Wing cadets of 10 colleges under 37 CG Battalion NCC Durg, 1 CG R.V. Battalion NCC Anjora and 38 CG Battalion NCC Rajnandgaon appeared in the C certificate examination. The practical and theoretical C certificate examination of cadets were taken under the joint guidance of Presiding Officer Colonel Chetan Gurubaksh, 27 CG Battalion Raipur and board member of the examination Colonel Ajay Dhawan, 9 CG Battalion Jagdalpur.

NCC C Certificate Examination was conducted and managed by Commanding Officer Colonel Hemant Dubey, 37 CG Battalion Durg, Administrative Officer Lieutenant Colonel R Setu Madhavan, Subedar Major Bhupati Thapa, PI Staffs, J. C. O. and N. C. O as per the guidelines given to NCC and the NCC Officers of 10 colleges under the battalion. The management arrangements and examination work were completed with the joint cooperation of the officials. On the first day of the examination, Foot Drill, Arms Drill, Weapon Training, Map Reading, Field Craft and Field Training practical exam started at 7.30 am today. All the cadets were present till noon for the practical exam. The theory exam has been conducted for 3 hours on the second day of the exam. On the successful conduct of the NCC C Certificate Examination in St. Thomas College Bhilai campus, the administrator of the college, Father Dr. Joshi Varghese and the Principal of the college, Dr. MG Roymon appreciated and congratulated all the cadets.

Celebrated WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY

The PG. Department of Commerce under the aegis of COMMZENITH & in association with its   MoU partner Smt. Sitabai Arts, Commerce & Science College, Akola (MH) celebrated World Consumer Rights Day on 14th March 2022. Mrs. Maitreyi Mathur Retired, District Judge and Retired President of Consumer Forum, Durg Chhattisgarh  and Advocate Dr. Mayur Navin Malviya, Finance Trainer, Academician and Director of Malviya Academy, Akola Maharashtra were the resource persons on the occasion. Dr. Mayur Malviya Explained the minute details along with different sections of Consumer protection Act and its redressal. Mrs.Maitrey Mathur said that previously there was no need of this Act, but in the present scenario where moral values and ethics are going down, such type of act is required for protecting the innocent consumers that is why this act is enacted in a very simple language. Principal Incharge Dr. Mariam Jacob gave her virtual presence and congratulated the department for the conduct of the program. Convener & Head Department of Commerce of St. Thomas College Bhilai Dr. Sapna Sharma welcomed the participants. The sessions were very informative. Dr. Neelam Gandhi Asst. Prof in Department of Commerce conducted the programme. Co-Converner Dr. Deepali Shah of Sitabai Arts, Commerce & Science College, Akola Maharashtra proposed the Vote of thanks. Faculties and students of both the colleges attended the programme. The Faculties of commerce department of both the colleges coordinated in making the programme a success.

Celebrated World Consumer Rights Day

The PG Department of Economics, St. Thomas College, Bhilai in collaboration with Department of Economics Govt. V.Y.T. PG Autonomous College, Durg celebrated World Consumer Rights Day on 15th March, 2022. The chief guest and the guest speaker of the session was Mrs. Rashul Bhawnani Parwani, Advocate, Consumer Forum, Raipur. At the outset Dr. Shikha Agrawal HOD, Department of Economics Govt. V.Y.T. PG Autonomous College, Durg welcomed the guest speaker and all the participants to the session. Dr. Anshumala, faculty of economics introducedthe speaker by reading out her bio-data.  Speaker of the dayMrs. Rashul started the session by quoting illustrationsfrom dailylife and said that, as a consumer we should be very careful while purchasing a commodity or availing a service. Madam explained in detail the essential rights of a consumer under Consumer Protect Act. She also discussed the channelization of act and told that at first level consumer can file a complaint at district level, then state level and then finally at Central Level. She emphasized on act and said that even though this topic is very general, at the same time related to each and every individual as at one point of time every individual is a consumer.On this occasion Dr. R. N. Singh, PrincipalGovt. V.Y.T. PG Autonomous College, Durg, Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, Manager Bishop, St. Thomas College, Administrator Rev. Father Dr. Joshi Varghese and Principal Dr. M. G. Roymon were present. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Mariam Jacob, HOD, PG Department of Economics, St. Thomas College Bhilai. Many students and facultiesfrom both the colleges actively participated in the program and the programme ended on a good note.

St. Thomas College, Bhilai, is now a Nodal Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (IIRS) Outreach Programme

The name of St. Thomas College, Bhilai, is included in the Online Course through IIRS-ISRO E-CLASS Platform under IIRS Distance Learning Programme. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) at Dehradun is a premier  institute in Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics and their applications through education and training  programmes. Now the students will have an exciting learning experience with IIRS in the field of Remote Sensing, GIS and GNSS technologies and their applications. It is open for all those who are interested in Remote Sensing, GIS and GNSS technologies and its applications.

Students from M.Sc. Physics participated in the following two certificate courses of 2-weeks duration and earned certificates:
(1) 95- IIRS Outreach Programme on Global Navigation Satellite System and Location based services
(2) 96- IIRS Outreach Programme on Hyperspectral and Microwave Remote Sensing Techniques for Geological studies.
For more information interested students can contact the course coordinator Mr. Amit Kumar Tamrakar, Incharge of Department of Physics & Electronics or visit: https://elearning.iirs.gov.in/faq.php and  https://elearning.iirs.gov.in. Administrator Reverend father Dr. Joshi and the Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon congratulated the Students and the department by giving their best wishes to the Department of Physics & Electronics.