NATIONAL WEBINAR ON CAREER COUNSELLING BASED ON MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE AND DERMATOGLYPHIC ANALYSIS

Education Department of St. Thomas College, Bhilai organized National webinar on career counseling based on multiple intelligence and dermatoglyphic analysis on 24th March 2021.

 Honourable Vice Chancellor, Hemchand Yadav Vishwavidyalaya, Durg, Dr Aruna Palta was the chief guest of the programme and graced the occasion by delivering keynote address. She expressed the need and importance of dermatoglyphic analysis in career counseling in the current scenario.

 Rev.  Fr. Dr. Joshi Varghese blessed the occasion with his presence.

 Principal of the college Dr. M.G Roymon extended warm welcome to the chief guest Honorable Vice Chancellor Dr Aruna Palta, Resource person Dr.Joby.P.A and all the participants.

Dr. Sheeja Thomas, HOD department of education and convener of the program introduced the resource persons by briefing his profile.

The invited resource person Dr.Joby. P. A, spoke about the importance of dermatoglyphics in recognizing our multiple intelligence thereby helping to choose the career of our choice. He also emphasized the importance of dermatoglyphics in finding out ones strengths and weakness and thereby helping in chasing our passion and selecting the right career for each one of us.

Ms. Deepti Santosh, Organizing Secretary of the Webinar conducted the programme.

Dr. Reema Dewangan proposed the vote of thanks.

Mrs. Rupa Shrivastva, Mr. J Maju, Mr. Chandan P Dekate, Mr. Santosh Yadav, Dr.Anupama Gangrade and all the other faculty members of education department extended their support for the smooth conduction of the webinar.

Opening of Phynics Forum “Phynics” in PG department of Physics, St. Thomas College

A virtual ceremony was organized on occasion of opening of Phynics Forum in PG department of Physics, St. Thomas College. The keynote speaker of this program was an expert in electronics and motivational speaker Mr. Nitesh Kumar Gupta, Assistant Professor, Kalyan P.G. College, Bhilai. He discussed his views on the topic “Friend Electronics” and highlighted the importance of electronics in daily life. He explained students about how to overcome the fear of electronics as a subject. He also discussed the carrier perspectives in this field. The next speaker of the session was Dr. Biplab Goswami, assistant professor, PG department of Physics, St. Thomas College. He delivered his talk on nuclear physics and shared his experience of research. Students had a very nice interaction with him about different queries regarding research careers in Physics. Principal Dr. M. G. Roymon congratulated the whole team and gave his best wishes for successful execution of this Forum. Mr. Amit Kumar Tamrakar, Incharge (Head) of the department shared his views about Astrophysics and related queries, and hoped that the forum will help students to understand concepts and to clear their doubts in Physics. In coming days this forum will organize various informative activities for students to develop and increase their knowledge in the field of physics. Hitesh Suktel and Ruchi Sen were appointed as student representative and Ayush Kosle was appointed as Technical representative of the forum. The program was conducted by Assistant Professor Mrs. Tulika Harshit and vote of thanks was proposed by Assistant Professor Rojan Joy.

Three Days Combined Annual NCC camp organized in St. Thomas College

The NCC unit of St. Thomas College organized Three Days Combined Annual NCC camp from today 1st March, 2021 to 3rd March 2021. This camp was conducted under the guidance of Col. Hemant Dubey, Commanding Officer, 37 CG BN, NCC Durg. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic this camp was organized for 3 days. Principal of College Dr. M. G. Roymon inaugurated the camp and instructed all the cadets to follow covid-19 guidelines during the camp. He congratulated all the cadets and gave his best wishes to cadets for their bright future. In this camp the permanent trainers of 37 CG BN NCC, Durg were present in which Nayab Subedar Ranjan Kumar, Nayab Subedar lobzang Chalan, Havaldar Ramchandra P. and Havaldar Chandrakant took their parades and gave training to cadets.  25 cadets of St. Thomas College participated in this camp and camp was successful conducted by Lt. Dr. Laxman Prasad.

St. Thomas College, Bhilai signed MOU with IIA

St. Thomas College, Bhilai signed an agreement with International Institute of Aviation Private Limited to commence add-on courses in aviation sector. This agreement will help, teach and train the students on strategic technologies and skills to position them to support world’s Aviation market initiative. This agreement was signed by Dr. M. G. Roymon, Principal of St. Thomas College and Dr. Sumeet Suseelan, Chairman IIA. The agreement was signed in the presence of Treasurer of St. Thomas Mission Rev. Father Ajju K. Varghese, Executive Director of CCET Rev. Father George C. Varghese and Finance Controller Saji Thomas. On this occasion Dean Academics Dr. Vinita Thomas and Head of Management Department Dr. Susan R. Abraham were present.

Department of Psychology Conducts Online Alumni Meet

The Department of Psychology St Thomas College, Bhilai organized an interactive session of the Alumni of the P.G department and the present PG students. This program called ‘The Happy Hour’ was very interesting with thrust on both academics and career choices. The main idea behind this session was the sharing of academic experience and path to career by the alumni. Students have many queries regarding their future and the young alumni guided them in shaping of their career. Dept. of Psychology of the college started in 2017 and two batches have passed till now. It is to be mentioned here that in both the batches the university first position has been bagged by the students of the department. These two toppers Parul Gupta and Shailesh Kumar introduced their batchmates and spoke of their experiences. Alumni Devyani, Achint and Tanmay also spoke on their career choices and how to be a good psychologist. Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon  appreciated the program and said the main learning is through sharing of knowledge and this interactive session targets the concept. Dr. Debjani Mukherjee, HOD, spoke on the occasion and told the present students to be motivated by the performance of alumni and taking them as role models strive for top positions in the university merit list.

Dr. Sumita Singh encouraged the students to learn the positivity from their seniors. Mr. J Maju and Dr. Ankita Deshmukh organized the program and helped in its smooth execution. The program was conducted by Jacob, Sanskriti and Shreya. Miss Alvi proposed the vote of thanks.

CAREER GUIDANCE SESSION

Civil Services Aspirants Club of St. Thomas College organized a career guidance session on ‘Civil Services as a career option’. Mr. V. S. Singh, a professional faculty of a UPSC coaching academy was the guest speaker of the session. Dr. Sheeja Varkey, Convenor of Civil Services Aspirants Club welcomed the attendees.

Mr. V.S. Singh urged to the students to join civil services not for the sake of appeal of the power it bestows rather for the upliftment and empowerment of the marginalized sections of the society. He asserted that UPSC exam involves a rigorous selection process wherein only a handful of aspirants are selected from lakhs every year. Each examinee is closely monitored through the three stages of the exam, which not only emphasize current affairs & trending issues but also focus on candidate’s knowledge of government schemes & national policies. While the prelims test the general aptitude, mains evaluate the in-depth knowledge of the candidates. He suggested students not to mug up the current affairs & rather discuss it with other people, adopt a test-based approach, choose optional subject wisely, brush up their writing skills and follow the 80/20 rule. For acing the interview, he recommended them to inculcate traits of mental alertness, moral integrity, social assimilation, socio-economic awareness, leadership and balanced approach towards critical problems.

He assured the aspirants that there are no shortcuts, no good way or bad way but one’s one way to prepare for civil services. Only unflinching zeal, tenacity & ability to perform under pressure can enable them to crack one of the toughest exams of India.

Lastly, he forewarned the aspirants that civil services are not the haven for the indolent & status-quoist but for the dedicated workaholic & a reformer who wants to replace red tape with flexibility & initiative.

The program was conducted by Dr. Sheeja Varkey and vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Gurpreet Kaur Gill of B.B.A third semester.

PG Department of Physics Inaugurated

St. Thomas College, Bhilai is a symbol of excellence in education and knowledge. In addition to this tradition today PG Department of Physics was inaugurated in a fabulous manner. MSc in Physics is one of the highly demanding subjects in terms of carrier and very few no of colleges having this course in this locality. Keeping in mind the need of this course St. Thomas College started this course from the session 2020-21 onwards. First of all Principal Dr. M. G. Roymon warmly welcomed all the eminent guests and congratulated all newly admitted students for taking admission in MSc. Physics. His grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan (Archbishop) of Calcutta Diocese, Director of Bhilai St. Thomas Mission encouraged the opening of PG department of Physics and shared his experience being a science faculty and mentioned the need and importance of MSc. in Physics. The Chief Guest of today’s inaugural session Dr. Aruna Palta Vice Chancellor of Hemchand Yadav Vishwavidhyala, Durg said that along with PG courses, Durg University is continuously working for opening new research centers in various subjects. Madam congratulated the college management for starting PG course in Physics and gave her best wishes to Score “A” grade in upcoming NAAC accreditation. Madam also mentioned about the achievement of one NSS volunteer of St. Thomas College who participated in National Level Competition. Administrator of College, very. Rev. George Mathew Rambhan also congratulated by giving his blessings for smooth running of the department. The session was conducted by Mrs. Tulika Harshit Assistant Professor and Vote of thanks was proposed by the Incharge of Physics Department, Assistant Professor Mr. Amit Kumar Tamrakar.

International Webinar on “Analytical Instrumentation” held at St. Thomas College

Two day International Webinar on Analytical Instrumentation in Bio-chemical Studies and Research was organized by Life sciences and Chemical sciences Department of St. Thomas College, Bhilai in association with Gulf Bio Analytical Group of Companies, Dubai. The first day session began with blessing ceremony by Rt. Rev Geevarghese Rambaan. Principal Dr. M G Roymon welcomed dignitaries and the participants. Dr. Aruna Palta, Vice Chancellor, Hemchand Yadav University, Durg inaugurated the International Webinar. In her address Dr Palta emphasized the importance of measurement and dependence on instrumentation for precise results in almost every walk of life.

The keynote address was delivered by Chariman, His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius. His Grace enlightened the role of several important technologies in study bio-chemical, medical and forensic sciences. He also emphasized that calibration becomes vitally important in analytical instrumentation to obtain precise, accurate and valid information and develop method to solve many problems. This was followed by the presentation of Dr. Kamlesh Shrivas, Associate Professor SOS in Chemistry, Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur. He briefly introduced the basics of UV and Visible Spectroscopy and its Application in Phyto-chemical Analysis. The day one session was concluded by vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Jayasree Balasubramanium Head, Department of Zoology. The session was moderated by Dr. Chanda Verma, Department of Chemistry.

The second day session began with the welcome speech by Dr. Vinita Thomas, Dean of Academics. This International Webinar was jointly organized with Gulf Bio Analytical Group of Companies, Dubai and all the three subject experts of second day session represented the company. The three resource persons Dr. Praveen Sarojam, Director – Consumables Sales, Mr. Sajith Parmeshwaran, Product Manager and Mr. Ajay Sharma, Senior Application Scientist enlightened the participants with various aspects like Analytical Instrumentation as a career option, Role of instrumentation in academics & research and Tips to Calibration & Maintenance of Analytical Instrumentation. Each session was followed by brief discussion with participants. Convenor of the webinar Dr. Ujjwala Supe, Department of Biotechnology proposed the vote of thanks and Dr. Jyoti Bakshi, Department of Botany was the moderator for the second day session.

Virtual induction program for first year students

The virtual induction Program was held at St.Thomas College for all the first year students of B.Com, B.Sc, B.A, B.B.A, BCA and BAJMC. The chief guest of the occasion was Manager Bishop of the college, His Grace Dr. Joseph mar Dionysius. His Grace blessed the students and enumerated on the present education scenario. His Grace further emphasized the students to focus on their target with proper planning and discipline. His grace in his speech stressed on the present situation of pandemic and asked students to fight against this covid-19 disease together and win success on it .  The whole fraternity felt blessed by his grace presence on the new beginning of the new Academic session. The College administrator Rt. Rev .Fr George Mathew Ramban also graced the occasion with his esteemed presence and congratulated students for their new beginning of virtual College Life. Principal of the college Dr. M.G. Roymon accorded a warm welcome to the students and inspired them to make diligent efforts and create a niche for themselves. The details of various activities, clubs and Book Bank facility was presented through power point presentation by Dr. Susan R. Abraham. Students were acquainted with the various facilities available in the College. The NCC and NSS Unit of the College were also introduced to the students and were made aware about the importance of the respective units virtually. Sharing the views about the College Dr. Mariam Jacob, Head, and Dept of Economics acquainted students with various activities of the College and asked them to take this pandemic Era positively and welcome their present session. The program was conducted by Dr. Susan R. Abraham and Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Sheeja Verkey. The program Broadcast manager is Mr. Michael Fernandez, IT Head, MGM Group of Institutions.

UNLOCK NEP 2020 : e- Workshop on National Educational Policy

The New National Education Policy (NEP 2020), which was launched on Wednesday, 29th July, has been the hot topic for the past couple of weeks. In order to understand the various nuances of the NEP 2020 an e-Workshop was organised by Association of Chhattisgarh Christian Educational Societies (ACCES) & MGM Group of Educational Institutions , Bhilai.

The webinar named Unlock NEP 2020 commenced with the opening remarks by  Fr. Dr. Joshi Varghese, Secretary, ACCES & Education Officer, MGM Group. He stated that NEP 2020 is based on the pillars of “access, equity, quality, affordability, accountability”.  It also attempts to align to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations. He gave a bird’s eye view of the overall changes which has been proposed in the New Education Policy 2020.

H.G. Robert Ali, Bishop of CNI Chhattisgarh Diocese,   welcomed the Resource persons and participants of the e – workshop.   H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan, Vice President, ACCES & President of MGM Group,   emphasised the importance of an educational Policy in a developing country like India. He stressed on three important facets of National Heritage on education,  present educational requirement and also the future scope and challenges in the field of education.

The first technical  Session was on  School Education and NEP led by  Fr. Sunny Jacob SJ, Secretary , Jesuit Education of South Asia. He gave a detailed analysis of the vision and principles of NEP 2020. He explained in detail the various structural changes proposed in NEP and also the prospects of  holistic development of Learners.

The second Session focused on Higher Education and NEP. Fr. Dr. Paul Pudussery, former H.O.D, Don Bosco University, Guwahati threw light on the different changes brought in the new policy. He spoke on the scrapping of UGC and formation of Higher Education of commission of India (HECI) and on He threw light on the. It was also highlighted that similar to the abandoned Four Year Undergraduate Programme of Delhi University, the four-year programme proposed in the new NEP, also offers multiple exit options after every year of study. The system of Academic Bank of credit is hoped to help the students to mould their academic and career paths.

H.G. Dr. Victor Henry Thakur, President ACCES & Archbishop of Raipur in the his concluding remarks welcomed the bright areas of the NEP. It was also pointed out that if the ambiguity in certain areas are not cleared, it may lead to problems during the stage of implementation.

Vote of Thanks was proposed by Fr. Maneesh Anthony who is serving as the Education Secretary of Jagdalpur Diocese and Principal of Prakash Vidyala, Kirandul. The workshop Broadcast Manager is Mr. Michael Fernandez, IT Head, MGM Group of Institutions.