Association and Committees

Maintaining and exceeding standards is an ongoing process that involves everyone. To improve operations and procedures and achieve total quality in all areas, the Principal and staff select the General Secretary and the student Council members from among the B.Ed. students who express their desire to take up the responsibility for the various positions of the Student Council. The selection of the worthy candidates for the respective positions is done unanimously by the teachers.

For the smooth functioning of the institution and to bring in a proper co-ordination between the institution and the student teachers, various clubs, cells and committees have been formed. They are:

Clubs

Global Citizenship ClubNature ClubWell-Being ClubLiterary Club

In global era, education should help students to meet the challenges of today’s world. Education for Global citizenship is essential in providing knowledge, understanding, skills and values to cope up with these challenges. To impart the education for Global citizenship, future teachers should be empowered to do so. With this objective Global citizenship club is formed for our student teachers. Through this club student teachers will be prepared to shoulder the responsibility of being social agent.

OBJECTIVES

  • To develop critical thinking about global issues and to equip students with knowledge, skill and values to be an active global citizen.
  • To foster international mindedness among student teachers.

ACTIVITIES

  • The club organizes LibreOffice tutorials for the student teachers to help them acquaint to open source software.
  • Discussion of national and world news during assembly.
  • Celebration of International days.
  • Viewing and discussion on topics using TED talks, from YouTube, illustrations, story narration.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeDr. Geeta R. Thakur
Student RepresentativesNeelam Tripathi
Litty Varghese
Activities 2015-16

Workshop on Life Skills Development

‘Life is not about waiting for the storm to last,
it is about learning to Dance in the rain’

It is said that to lead life happily is an art; it is a blessing and is to be cherished and nurtured till our last breath. To do justice to our lives, we must be open to learning and upgrading ourselves with various set of values, approaches and positive attitude. To imbibe some of the qualities on how to live merrily, great efforts were taken by our M.Ed. students who conducted the session on life skill development for our B.Ed. student teachers very enthusiastically. They began the session with a brief introduction to Life skills and its importance in ones’ life and proceeded with activities related to creative thinking, empathy, problem solving and interpersonal skills. They were successful in conveying the importance of life skills in one’s life through these activities.

Workshop on Digital skills

Digital skills are of great importance to new generation teachers to make learning interesting. College organized a workshop on using application software to improve their digital skills. Students were trained to use advanced features of Microsoft word, Microsoft excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. They were also taught how to search internet effectively.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeDr. Geeta R. Thakur
Ms. Namrata Saxena
Student RepresentativesPayal Sarawgi
Sherly Kachapilly
Ramesh Thapar

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Geeta R. Thakur
Ms. Bindu Tambe
Student RepresentativesShaily Shah
Shamshad Begum
Reshma Prakash
Activities 2013-14

Taking forward Swami Vivekananda’s Mission
Teachers are nation builders as they shape young minds in the classroom. In order to carry out this role successfully, the teachings and the philosophy of Vivekananda could be a milestone. Mr. Vijay Kulkarni, who is associated with Ramakrishna Math in Pune, came to inspire our young teachers through the divine journey of Swami Vivekananda.
He quoted three important teaching of Swami Vivekananda…

  1. “Today’s thought is what makes your tomorrow”. We all know our thought shape our future. Our thoughts form experiences of tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. So think good, think positive and see the difference.
  2. The second philosophy he talked about was “Do not fear anything.” Be fearless. When you are determined to attain your goals, you might face many obstacles. But face all these obstacles with a brave heart, and success will be yours. According to Swami Vivekananda, “Fear is the root cause of every trouble in life.” Every soul is a divine soul. When your motives are good and you have faith in yourself, you will get divine strength from within. You are the POWER. Go ahead and take charge of your life.
  3. “Work is Worship” What is worship? It is offering something to God. Here, we are offering our work to God. We all normally work for our own benefit, for our own profits. When we are ready to give up this benefit and accept anything and everything that comes our way as a blessing from God, then, and then only work becomes worship.

Lastly, he ended his speech by making us repeat the following statement loudly, “Strength is life, and Weakness is death.”

He said that today’s education system lacks in addressing basic moral and ethical values, which leads to problems of youth. Confusing social events, and fierce competition, bewilders today’s youth. They lack tenacity, patience and tolerance. A small failure, and they are disillusioned. That is the reason, the cases of students committing suicide has become so common. Without proper guidance and counseling , they find darkness everywhere. We, as teachers, need to provide a ray of light in their life. Since he was here to talk about the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, he urged us to use thoughts of Vivekananda as lights to brighten the darkness of our life.

Environmental education is the process of learning through which one acquires sufficient knowledge to understand environmental problems and contribute towards solving them. Nature club is the right place that provides opportunities for direct experiences, practical and problem solving skills. It is a place where like-minded people come together to work towards the remediation and upgradation of our nature. It promotes an integrated approach to teaching-learning process using environment as an instrument.
The Nature Club at PCER, New Panvel was thus formed to achieve the above stated objectives. The primary motto of the club is

OBJECTIVES

  • To enhance environmental awareness and consciousness and concern for the natural environment among the student teachers.
  • To provide opportunities to acquire attitudes, values and skills needed to protect and improve the natural environment.

ACTIVITIES

  • The club every year organizes a series of National Level Seminar on Environmental Reengineering. The topic of the seminar is in line with the theme of the year declared by the United Nations.
  • The members of the club participate in tree plantation drives every year.
  • The club encourages students to participate in activities related to mangrove management organized by Navi Mumbai Environment Preservation Society since 2013.
  • Visits to plant nursery, talks on environment day, world sparrow and waste management are activities undertaken by the club.
  • The club organizes poster making competition on various issues revolving environment.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Bindu Tambe
Student RepresentativesSreejith Nair
Kalpana Kumari
F.Y.B.Ed. Activities 2015-16

National-Level Seminar
21st November, 2015
A National-Level Seminar was organized on Environmental Re-engineering: Series 6 on 21st November, 2015. The theme this year was “Year of Soils”. Many experts in the field of Soil composition, climate change and its effect on soil gave their valuable inputs for the seminar. A hands-on workshop on pottery was also part of the seminar and the participants had a very interactive session making small items using clay.

World Soil Day
5th December, 2015
5th December is celebrated as World Soil Day and on this occasion we organized an Educational Visit cum Workshop to Mr. Satish Joshi’s Studio in Rasayani on Saturday 5th December, 2015. Here we got an opportunity to visit the village, talk to the villagers, see their lifestyle, visit the nearby river from where the clay is obtained, try our hands at clay work and also see our work take a permanent shape in the kiln.

Grow Micro Greens
Students were encouraged and motivated to grow micro greens. A session was conducted to create awareness among students about what are micro greens, why they are important and how it can be done. Students enthusiastically participated and we had a wide variety of micro greens in the next week. There were carrot, radish, spinach, mustard, grams of various kinds, sesame, etc. were grown by the students and consumed along with their lunch.

World Sparrow day
20th March, 2016
World Sparrow day was marked on 20th March, 2016. Awareness was created amongst the student teachers about the almost extinct sparrows, why we have to help increase their number and how it can be done.

World Water Day
22nd March, 2016
22nd March, 2016 was celebrated as World Water Day and the students conducted a small water audit in the college building and have identified areas where leakages are found. This year the theme was “Better jobs for better water”.

World Earth Day
24th April, 2016
24th April, 2016 was celebrated as “World Earth Day”. Student teachers were shown videos regarding the destruction done by mankind on our planet Earth and also some ways in which all of us can participate and help preserve and conserve this wonderful planet.

One Day National Level Seminar on “Environmental Re-engineering Series 6: Year of Soils”
21st November, 2015
Pillai College of Education and Research organized a One Day National Level Seminar on “Environmental Re-engineering Series 6: Year of Soils” on 21st November 2015. The day witnessed an intelligent exchange of views and ideas on multiple role of soil, climate change and its effect on soil and vegetation and soil composition. The morning session incorporated a workshop on making clay articles wherein the intricacies and technical knowledge of clay making and different types of clay were shared by the guest speaker. All participants zealously participated and enjoyed the hands on workshop. The views of the guest speakers and the paper presenters served as a path to greater awareness and were a delight to the ears.

S.Y.B.Ed. Activities 2015-16

Van Mahotsav
1st July 2016
“If a tree is saved even at cost of one’s head, it’s worth it” said the noted activist Amrita Devi Bishnoi. Trees have been an integral part of our Indian culture and many festivals related to trees are celebrated in all parts of our country. Van Mahotsav is a weeklong festival celebrated with the purpose of preserving our mother earth. It was started in 1950 by K. M. Munshi, the then Union Minster for Agriculture and Food to create enthusiasm among masses for forest conservation and planting trees. This year the Social Forestry Division, Maharashtra had pledged to plant 3 crore trees throughout the state. Being teachers for tomorrow, it was imperative that we participate in such a sustainable endeavour. The student teachers and the teacher educators enthusiastically planted saplings on the hillocks of Valap village, Panvel on 1st July, 2016.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Geeta S. Thakur
Ms. Mayuri Jadhav
Student RepresentativesVidya Chavan
Madhu Singh
Activities 2014-15

Two Day National Level Seminar on “Environmental Re-engineering Series 5: Family Farming”
8th and 9th December, 2014
Pillai College of Education and Research, New organized an ICSSR sponsored two day National Level Seminar on “Environmental Re-engineering Series 5: Family Farming” on 8th and 9th December, 2014. Both the days were filled with an enthusiastic exchange of ideas between experts and paper presenters on various topics like water harvesting and composting, micro greens – a brilliant way of creating nutrition for the family, bio-walls – vertical kitchen gardening, art of bonsai and kitchen waste management. The seminar provided an enormous amount of knowledge to all its participants and the sessions were overwhelming with a large flow of information and filled with interest.

A Walk and Talk Event on Mangroves
22nd November, 2014
A Walk and Talk Event on Mangroves was organized by Navi Mumbai Environment Preservation Society on 22nd November, 2014 at DPS lake in Nerul, Seawoods. Mr. Alok Mishra an Environmental Engineer working at Reliance was extending his service to the society by addressing our group of 22 students accompanied by Mrs. Geeta S. Thakur. Mr. Mishra led our group and other groups of school students to walk around the 1.5 km stretch around the lake near DPS while explaining all about mangroves and the need to preserve them. He enlightened the team on mangroves and various places where they are found in India. Their specially designed body parts make it suitable to thrive in saline waters. Mangroves play a strategic role in maintaining the balance in the ecosystem and thereby ensuring our sustainability. Their mulit utility value makes it inevitably the most important plant species on earth. Besides acting as buffers between the land and sea, they play an invaluable role as nature’s shield against tsunami, cyclones and ecological disasters. They help in reclaiming the land from the sea and serve as a good source of income generation for fishing community. They help in purifying the water by absorbing impurities and harmful heavy metals and help us breathe clean air by absorbing pollutants in the air.
Mangrove cell was created by Government of Maharashtra on Jan 05, 2012 to protect, conserve and manage the mangroves of the state. The cell is headquartered in Mumbai and healed by a Chief conservator of forests. At the end of the event, Ms. Seema Adgaonkar, forest official of mangrove cell shared a beautiful poem written by her in Marathi on the every aspect of mangrove. The event brought in awareness and determination to spread information on mangroves and contribute towards its conservation and protection.

A Talk on World House Sparrow Day
20th March, 2015
A Talk on World House Sparrow Day was conducted on 20th March, 2015 by Asst. Prof. Mrs. Bindu S. Tambe and Mrs. Geeta S. Thakur. The session was divided into two parts with the first part focusing on the NGO which has initiated this move and the main reason behind the initiation of the project. The session also focused on dwindling numbers of house sparrows and the need to celebrate world house sparrow day. Discussions on the various measures that need to be taken to save sparrows were conducted. The second part of the session included videos that focused on making simple homemade feeders using waste plastic bottles. With the help of various images, the students were given more ideas on different designs for making bird feeders. The session concluded with the values which the sparrows try to teach us through their simple self less eating habits.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Geeta S. Thakur
Ms. Bindu Tambe
Ms. Namrata Saxena
Student RepresentativesSangeeta Rani
Shilpa Jeswani
Activities 2013-14

Seminar on Wetland Management
1st February, 2014
2nd February, every year, is celebrated as World Wetlands Day. This year on occasion of the same, the students and teachers of Pillai College of Education and Research, New Panvel, got a chance to attend a One Day Seminar on “Wetlands Conservation and Way Forward” on 1st February, 2014. This seminar was sponsored by Navi Mumbai Environment Preservation Society (NMEPS) and was held at Delhi Public School, Nerul. NMEPS is formed by the citizens of Navi Mumbai who are working towards the conservation and preservation of Wetlands around Navi Mumbai. They are also actively involved in creating awareness about the importance of Wetlands. The seminar was inaugurated by Ms. Sravani Rao, Principal, DPS. The introductions were done by Mr. Vindo Punshi, President, NMEPS. One of the speakers at this gathering was Mr. N. Vasudevan, Chief Executive, Mangrove Cell (Maharashtra). He spoke about the various types of mangroves present in Maharashtra, their importance for the environment, people and the threats to mangroves. Our next speaker was Dr. Anjali Paranis, Regional Director, TERI who along with her team enlightened us about the role played by mangroves in sewage treatment. They gave us the example of Central Park in Kharghar, where mangroves have a very important role in maintaining the quality of water in the artificial pond created, which has water throughout the year. The next speaker was Dr. Raju Kasambe, Project Manager, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai. He gave a brief introduction about how the mangroves and their health are connected to the flora and fauna of any area. He spoke about the research being done by BNHS with regards to the birds in any area. This seminar was very useful for the students as well as teachers. It also highlighted the various activities conducted by NMEPS in Nerul. Since this organization is formed by the volunteers, they actively participate in all the activities to promote mangrove conservation and preservation.

National Level Seminar
29th and 30th November, 2013
Pillai College of Education and Research, Panvel, in collaboration with YASHADA, Pune, organized a Two Day National Level Seminar on Environmental Re-engineering Series 4: Water Cooperation on 29th and 30th November, 2013. Many experts shared their views and findings about issues related to water, water footprints, how water education in classrooms and society is essential, how to save water by rain water harvesting, and other methods, etc. Emphasis was also given to the way we drink the water, and the correct method of doing it. The seminar threw light on the various issues related to the water. It was an eye opener as it made everyone aware of our ignorance towards the water conservation.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMrs. Geeta S. Thakur
Mrs. Tina Roy
Student RepresentativesVrushali Hatankar
Hardik Dave
Activities 2012-13

National Level Seminars
19th and 20th October, 2012
On 19th and 20th October, 2012, we had a two-day National level Seminar on “Environmental Re-Engineering series 3, Sustainable energy for all”. Different experts shared their views on environment and conservation of energy and created awareness on the degeneration of nature. One of the talks helped the students to calculate their own carbon footprints. Few students also presented papers on various topics during the seminar. National seminar helped them to amass a lot of knowledge about so many things related to environment in just two days. A very rich experience, indeed, as they gained much more than what they had hoped for!

Poster and Collage Making Competition
18th November, 2012
At PCERP, we all know that awareness is fruitful only when it is followed with actions. Thus to keep up our efforts towards creating environmentally conscious humans, a Poster and Collage Making Competition was held for the students under the theme ‘Sustainable energy for all’ on 18th November, 2012. All the six tutorial groups were asked to prepare two posters or collages each, which will be judged and then used, to decorate the lecture hall where our National Seminar on Environment was to take place. Creative juices were seen flowing all over the place as the students came out with so many ideas that were innovative and original. A lot of conscious effort was put into making these posters / collages; especially to showcase various energy related issues and their possible solutions, as the objective of the competition was not to be side lined at all in a bid to outdo one another.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMrs. Geeta S. Thakur
Mrs. Tina Roy
Student RepresentativesNaama Mala
Akshaya Patil
Activities 2011-12

Trailblazer Experience
19th and 20th November, 2011
On 19th and 20th November, 2011, three student teachers, Ms. Pooja Shinde, Ms. Meenal Malaye, Ms. Jyotsna Suchdev and a teacher educator, Mrs. Tina Roy from PCER New Panvel, attended a two days DOW – Trailblazers Teacher Training workshop for secondary school teachers named “DOW – Trailblazers Multiply the Message”. The theme for the workshop was “Sharing the Planet” and the topic was “Environment Education Innovative Classroom Teaching Methods”. Teacher trainees came back enlightened and loaded with ideas for some simple props to make learning an interesting experience which enabled them to share the same with their peers and students during a workshop conducted by them in the college as well as outside the institution – in coaching classes, karate classes along with B. P. Ed. and D. Ed. sections in our institution and in their neighbourhood. Overall attending this workshop on ‘Multiply the message’ was a great and enriching experience for all of us. It further strengthened our resolve to work towards a sustainable development through continuous efforts to protect, preserve and conserve our environment.

Workshop on “Environment Education through Innovative Classroom Teaching Methods”
27th January, 2012
A Workshop on “Environment Education through Innovative Classroom Teaching Methods” was conducted by Ms. Pooja Shinde, Ms. Meenal Malaye, Ms. Jyotsna Suchdev and Mrs. Tina Roy on 27th January, 2012 in PCER New Panvel. Some of the activities that were conducted to cover the above topics were,

  • Survival of the fittest: To understand the importance of being fit for the survival.
  • Soil Erosion: To understand the concept of soil erosion with the help of a waste stick and a paper.
  • Web of Life: To understand the dependency of one living being on another.
  • Nest Building: Building nest for the birds.
  • Debate: Dam or not to Dam
  • Who am I? To identify the animals and write its characteristics from the given picture

The workshop succeeded in demonstrating the effective integration of Environmental Education with topics from different school subjects. All the participants agreed that most of these activities could be conducted in any school, indoors as well outdoors within the time constraint of 30 minutes class period by any teacher with minimal resources.

Environmental Science
15th December, 2011
On 15th December, 2011, two of our students Ms. Pooja and Ms. Minal conducted various activities related to Environmental Science in different places like

  • Sai Tution Classes at Khanda colony
  • Karate Class at Mahatma school
  • D.Ed. section and B.P.Ed. section at PCER, New Panvel

Through these activities they were able to create awareness about the importance and interdependence of all the components of the environment, especially the plants that are the source of life on earth. It was a great pleasure to see that the environmental awareness was turning into environmental consciousness as the participants pledged to actively involve themselves in planting at least one tree every year.

Fun-Games Session
12th January, 2012
On 12th January, 2012, Ms. Jyotsna Suchdev conducted a Fun-Games Session based on environmental awareness activities at her colony in KoparKhairane, New Mumbai. Various activities like fittest of the survival, habitat protection, food-web and web-of-life was conducted for the children aged between 7 years to 12 years. The participants not only enjoyed the activities but through play-way they realized the value of each creation of nature on planet earth and the grave consequences to be faced by the mankind due to disrespect for the laws of nature. All the children vowed not to indulge in practices that harm our environment and also to adopt more eco-friendly practices like not using plastic bags, proper disposal of the rubbish, keeping their surrounding clean.

Nature Trek
12th February, 2012
On 12th February, 2012 our faculty Asst. Prof. Mrs. Geeta S. Thakur along with a teacher trainee Ms. Naama went for a Nature Trek at Prabalgad, Panvel. This event was organized by Panvel Mitra Mandal and the activities included 100 ft. rock climbing, crawling in a 60 ft. cave and 130 ft. rappelling. Participating in this event left them with a realization that there is no other source better than nature for revitalizing and rejuvenating our beaten body, soul and spirit.

Go Green Nursery
14th March, 2012
On 14th March, 2012 our B.Ed. students accompanied by their faculties visited “Go Green Nursery” situated at Taragao, New Panvel. The students were fascinated by the beauty of nature all around them as the nursery consisted of variety of plants and flowers some really rare. Sapling making session was conducted by the staff of Go Green nursery for all the students. This helped the students to gain the required knowledge and skill for proper planting and maintenance of saplings.

Waste Competition
7th March, 2012
Best out of Waste Competition was conducted on 7th March, 2012 for B.Ed. students of PCER, New Panvel. Some of the creations on display were truly fascinating and endorsed the mantra of “Reuse” which we all strive to follow at PCER.

Poster Making Competition
30th September, 2011
A Poster Making Competition was conducted at PCER New Panvel on 30th September, 2011. The theme for the competition was “Environment” depicting various environmental problems, causes and remedial measures. All the posters not only exuded creativity and aesthetic sense, they truly touched chord with people with respect to preserving and conserving our environment for us as well as for generations to come.

National Level Seminar Series on “Environmental Re-engineering Series 2: Forest Resource Management”
19th and 20th October, 2011
A National Level Seminar Series on “Environmental Re-engineering: series 2 Forest Resource management” was organized on 19th and 20th October, 2011. The papers presented at the seminar are strictly practical oriented and the participants leave with many take-home ideas that can be effectively utilized improve the quality of life. The faculty members as well as the student teachers presented papers on various applications of eco-friendly practices. Through paper presentations at the seminar, our student teachers proved that irrespective of the subjects they are dealing with every teacher needs to be environmentally conscious in order to prepare an environmentally conscious future generation.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMrs. Bhavna Dave
Mrs. Geeta S. Thakur
Student RepresentativesKuldeep Parcha
Neeta Sharma
Activities 2010-11

Our bonding with Hariyali
27th November, 2010 and 6th February, 2011
We at PCER Panvel are always eager to work productively towards the environment and it did materialize when we came across Hariyali, an NGO working selflessly towards saving the environment in collaboration with the Thane Municipal Corporation. Mrs. Aditi Date, an active member of Hariyali briefed us about their working towards the afforestation process.
In phase one, on 27th November, 2010, a few students headed by Asst. Prof. Geeta S. Thakur, participated in the sapling-making process at the Hariyali site located at Kasarwadavali at Ghodbandar, Thane. They planted seeds of gulmohar, ashoka, saptaparni, kanchan, karanj, bahava, mango, sitafal subabul, chinch, herada, beheda and others. The students prepared more than 250 saplings, arranged them in the nursery and even watered them.
In the second phase, we contacted Mr. Punam Singhavi, the founder of Hariyali who handles the post-plantation process. On 6th February, 2011 our students along with Asst. Prof. Geeta Syamantak and Bhavna Dave went to the Bhavale site a few kilometers away from Kalyan. Under the guidance of the elderly people of the Hariyali team, water was fetched in cans from a nearby industry, filled in bisleri bottles and then carried up on the hillocks to water the plants.
Overall it was a great learning experience for the students and each one promised that this wouldn’t be their first and the last contribution but they would always be ready to serve nature at any time in future.

Two Days National Seminar on Environmental Re-engineering for Enhanced Living
1st and 2nd October, 2010
Two Day National Level Seminar on ‘Environmental Reengineering for Enhanced Living’ was organized on 1st and 2nd October, 2010 for rethinking and redesigning of the process or actions leading to better performance and quality environment. The papers invited were strictly based on practical demonstrations, case study or personal actions contributing to enhanced living. Mr. Franav Pillai in his inaugural speech expressed his concern about the deteriorating environment and emphasized on the importance of environmental reengineering at the individual level, at the national level and at the global level. The key note address was given by Dr. Kulwant Singh Pathania, Professor in Commerce and Director at UGC Academic Staff College, H. P. University, Shimla. Professor Sudhakar Solomonraj from Wilson College, Mumbai, was the resource person for the sub-theme ‘Conservation of Natural Resources’, Mrs. Seema Redkar, officer on special duty- Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation was the resource person for the sub-theme ‘Solid Waste Management’, and Dr. Chitra Natarajan from Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai was the resource person for the sub-theme Energy Management. Dr. Neelima Kulkarni, a representative of the Haryali group, an NGO shared the activities of the Haryali group and encouraged the students to take up eco-friendly practices that can be taken up at the individual level. The sessions were followed by various paper presentations and demonstrations. The seminar provided a broad spectrum of knowledge to the participants on topics related to environmental concerns and sustaining a healthy lifestyle. One could gauge the impact of our lifestyle on the future condition of our environment.

According to one Arabian proverb, “He, who has health, has hope; and he, who has hope, has everything.” Our college has a vision of making socially responsible citizens; we want our students to play their role as expected in the changing global scenario. In order to fulfill this responsibility, the well being club was formed with the following objectives in mind:

OBJECTIVES

  • To create awareness on mental, physical and emotional health of student teachers.
  • To help student teachers attain mental and physical well- being.
  • To instill and imbibe healthy mental and physical practices among student teachers.

ACTIVITIES

  • The club organizes a talk on cancer awareness, Understanding the Self and Mindfulness, adolescent health challenges, AIDS awareness, Naturopathy and its benefits, awareness about prevention of varicose veins and screening the students for the preventive measures that can be taken.
  • Workshop on Time management and SUPW programmes were also conducted.
  • Sessions on Yoga and meditation are a consistent effort by the club.
Activities 2017-18

3rd International Day of Yoga

  • 3rd International Day of Yoga
To celebrate the 3rd International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2017, preparations began well in advance at Pillai College of Education and Research, New Panvel. Students were given training on breathing and stretching exercises every day for a week starting from 15th June, 2017.
Yoga expert, Mrs. Rajalakshmi Rao was our invited guest and expert. Mrs. Rao is a certified Yoga expert. She has completed various courses in Yoga and Naturotherapy. In her mission to spread awareness about Yoga and its benefits, she conducts classes at various locations in Panvel.
Mrs. Rao began the session by explaining the various benefits of yoga and the some of its counter effects. She conducted various simple asanas and pranayams for the students and teachers of B.Ed. and M.Ed. It was a refreshing and exhilarating experience for all.

Activities 2016-17

Talk on Alcohol and Tobacco Abuse
On 3rd October 2016, Dr. Dharav Sunil Shah took a session on creating awareness on alcohol and tobacco abuse. The main aim of this session was to create awareness amongst the future teachers about the harmful effects of the two social evils; alcohol and tobacco use. As per Dr. Shah, both the professionals, teachers and medical practitioners are such professionals who can create mass awareness mainly in the youth of today and the future of tomorrow. The speaker spoke about the how both the substance abuses are not only harming the individual but also the society and nation at large. The use of demographic and comparative records to generate awareness was the plus point of the session and achieved in obtaining the desired outcome.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Geeta S. Thakur
Student RepresentativesMamta Kumari
Trupti Dave
Activities 2015-16

Meditation
In today’s world of stress and strife, everyone is looking for ways to gain a perspective into one’s life. Even though we run after materialistic world and the happiness it provides, we also need to slow down, connect with our inner self, and also the supreme power. To achieve this, there are many ways and means. One of the most effective ways is to introspect and for this Meditation is really useful. At Pillai College of Education and Research, Panvel, as part of the Wellness Club activity, we have introduced our students to Meditation using the Sahajmarg Yoga. Every Friday there is a one-hour session for our students conducted by the “Prefect”, an expert from the Ramchandra Mission, New Panvel. Here the students are asked to sit quietly and feel the inner light. At the end of each session students are asked about their experiences and the same is shared with the entire class. These sessions have helped them concentrate and reflect on the things in their life.

Yoga: “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured”
–B K Iyengar.

Man has become a slave of time! The lives of people have become so busy that physical well being is completely ignored. The stability and calmness of mind and body is often overlooked which invariably causes stress leading to challenges and problems in life. Yoga is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge which helps our soul to be one with the universal spirit. Keeping in mind the multi beneficial facets of Yoga, yoga sessions were organized for the student teachers for a week (14th -19th March 2016) from 3.00 -3:30 pm. The sessions were conducted by Mrs. Bharati Iyer, an alumnus of PCER and also a member of professional yoga community. The sessions included yogic exercises, power yoga, acupuncture and laughter therapy. The best part of yoga session was her soothing voice which took the students down the lanes of a beautiful garden. The Ms Iyer taught simple steps of yoga that can be practiced without much hassle. These sessions helped rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

Wellness activity: Laughter is said to be the best medicine, it not only decreases stress hormones but also increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving our resistance to diseases. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals which in turn promotes an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve us from pain. Laughing is a celebration of the good, and it’s also how we deal with the bad. It is a big deal and has been shown to have many beneficial effects on human body in different ways. Due to its advantages, the club started showing funny videos to induce laughter in the class. These sessions helped in releasing the stress and fatigue among students.

Knowing each other well helps in better understanding of one another and also facilitates in securing a bond between people. With this intent, an activity was started on Whatsapp group wherein each day student teacher would share one positive attribute or thought on one chosen student for a day. The student who reigns the day on Whatsapp then gets an opportunity to choose another student for the next day and so on. This activity helped in bringing about bonding and cohesion among the students and enhanced their social skills. They have also developed a positive attitude for each other and the class has become a place filled with positivity, empathy and compassion. The students are also encouraged to do one good deed each day and display it on the chart meant for it.

These activities have helped in stimulating the goodness within each one of the student and spreading it among the others. The well being of each one of us lies in being positive and spreading that goodness and goodwill.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Bindu Tambe
Ms. Prerana Panjari
Student RepresentativesIsha Arora
Kshitija Dixit
Activities 2014-15

A Talk on Cancer Awareness
16th February, 2015
On 16th February, 2015, Pillai College of Research and Education, New Panvel invited Mr. Vijay Gokhale to conduct a talk on Cancer Awareness. Mr. Gokhale, who worked at Tata Memorial Hospital for nearly 32 years is an expert in the field. He has been spearheading the issue of creating awareness about the disease in the society by means of talks and seminars to educate the people about the disease. Mr. Gokhale enlightened the student teachers with the facts that are helpful and a must know. He started the talk by posing questions and then explaining about what is cancer, how it is diagnosed and whether it can be treated. He gave insightful details on all three aspects. This was followed by talk on different types of cancer, like lung cancer, oral cancer, cervical cancer and their symptoms. He repeatedly emphasized and highlighted that ‘all cancers are not fatal but early detection is the best prevention.’ After this Mr. Gokhale invited questions from the students. There were few questions raised about the different aspects of cancer and its treatment. He then showed a video about detecting the cancers prevalent in women, like cervical and breast cancer, using simple diagnosis. The talk was highly informative and helpful and the videos shown cleared lot of misconceptions.

Workshop on “Understanding the Self and Mindfulness”
31st March, 2015
A workshop on “Understanding the Self and Mindfulness” was conducted on 31st March, 2015. The session was conducted by resource persons from the field of psychology and hypnotherapy, Ms. Japneet Anand, Ms. Meenu Joshi. Mr. Mukul Gijre, their creative team member was also present on the occasion. After a formal introduction and welcome, the session started. Ms. Meenu Joshi gave the audience information about herself and the organization, they are associated with called AWAKEN: The Titan Within. The session was centered around the theme of leading a meaningful life. Ms. Japneet then walked the audience through the factors of mindfulness and positive psychology. She cleared several doubts that the audience had and the session moved on to the ways and means of leading a fulfilling life. They had stressed on the aspects of positive thinking and meaningful life. Ms. Meenu and Ms. Japneet conducted two exercises that gave valuable information about how important an individual’s thought is, in making a meaningful and fruitful life a reality. They guided the students to put in efforts in the form of actions, to achieve the ‘Super You’ image that they have always wanted to be. A lot of meaningful quotes were shared by the speakers throughout the session which were very enlightening. “I am the master of my thoughts; I am the master of my actions!” The session ended with a vote of thanks and the speakers were presented with a thank you card made by the students along with goodie bag filled with chocolates.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Bhavna Dave
Ms. Devanshi Praveen
Ms. Chitra More
Student RepresentativesSimrit Sandhu
Varsha Shahji
Activities 2013-14

Cancer Awareness
22nd February 2014
A talk on ‘Cancer awareness’ was organized by the PCER-Panvel “Well-being club” on 22nd February 2014 from 3.30 to 5.00 pm. The session was conducted by Dr. Vijay Gokhale, a retired person who works selflessly for this good cause. With cancer affecting 1 in 3 of us in our lifetime, we believe everyone needs to be given the knowledge to recognize the early signs and symptoms of cancer. Mr. Gokhale emphasized on the fact that at least 80% of common cancers can be successfully treated if they are diagnosed in the early stages. He explained how everyone can make adjustments in their lifestyle, which will give them a chance of a healthier future. He clarified the risk factors, preventive measures, myths and misconceptions of the cancer and also about the screenings and treatments available. He also showed the class a short film on detection of cancer in women. Overall, the session was enlightening, and set us all thinking with a view of modifications required in their lifestyle.

Varicose Veins
25th February, 2014
‘A sound mind resides in a sound body’ keeping this view in mind, Pillai College of Education and Research, New Panvel organized a workshop on varicose veins on 25th February, 2014. It was conducted by Dr. Kavita Puri from Preventive Healthcare initiative as a part of Guru Dakshina programme specially designed for teachers. Being in the profession which demands lot of standing, teachers are more prone to varicose veins. She threw light on how varicose veins are caused due to faulty veins. Varicose veins mostly appear in leg due to pressure exerted by our weight. She recommended some exercises that could easily be done by everyone, and would help in the prevention of varicose veins to a large extent. This was followed by a free check up by use of Plethysmograph which is a device for measuring the venous influx and outflow in the leg veins.

Yoga and Meditation
10th – 15th March, 2014
Stress has become a part of life. Every day we have to face challenges and problems which create stress in our lives. In our busy lives we rarely notice that we are ignoring our physical well being. A big wide web of thoughts is not allowing your mind to be stable and calm.Your body and mind also need time to get refreshed. Yoga and meditation are proven ways to find calmness.
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured”

–B K Iyengar.

PCER, New Panvel had arranged a morning yoga session for a week (10th – 15th March, 2014) from 11:00 – 11:30 am. These sessions were conducted by a professional Ms. Bharati Iyer. She is a part of a professional yoga community which conducts yoga in New Panvel, sector -6.They have various sessions of yoga, power yoga and acupuncture.
The yoga sessions comprised of demonstration of Omkar, different pranayams-Bastrika, Kapalbhati, Asana-bandh, agnisaar, Brahamari. Apart from these she also demonstrated various stress buster and laughter therapy. She encouraged us to perform all the asanas along with her. In laughter therapy we learned new styles of laughing, laughing like a devil and like smooth waves.

Talk on Art of Survival
3rd October, 2012
A talk on art of survival was conducted by Dr. Sudhakar Upadhyay on 3rd October, 2012. He showed how simple daily usable things can come in handy while defending oneself against anybody who wishes to hurt us. It was a good session as Dr. Sudhakar demonstrated various defense techniques, whereas his female assistant spoke on certain gynecology related issues related to female students that are encountered by school teachers.

AIDS Day Awareness
1st December, 2012
World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. To mark this day in our college, the students prepared a small 10 – minute skit to spread awareness and extend their support to the cause of HIV and AIDS. Their efforts to walk the audience through a range of emotions, that are experienced by people living with HIV paid off, as everyone came out to pledge their solidarity towards this issue.

Talk on Naturopathy

A man’s health can be judged by what he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.”
-Joan Welsh

To make a realization of this, on 23rd February 2012, Dr. G.S. Kamath an expert naturopath enthralled the students with his rich experience on Naturopathy and emphasized that it is a path to a healthy life style.
He gave a formula of good health:

Good health = 80% diet + 20% relaxation/exercise

Further he gave some useful tips for healthy eating. According to him, while eating we must keep in mind: ‘What to eat?, How much to eat?, When to eat?’ and ‘Why to eat?’ He specifically emphasized on consuming raw food. He said that raw food is God’s food and has a medicinal value. He discussed the laws on which Naturopathy is based:

  • Unity of disease (all diseases are the same, a result of violation of nature’s law)
  • Unity of cure (for all diseases the cure is the same)
  • Healing comes from within the body (the body is capable of curing itself)

He gave us the four golden keys to a healthy life – Right eating, right drinking, right exercise and relaxation. Body is a gift of God hence one should take good care of it. In fact Dr. Kamat gave practical mantra of what William Londen said, “To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”

Talk on cancer awareness
Mr. Vijay A. Gokhale, Director, Cancer Awareness Foundation gave a talk to the B.Ed. students on cancer awareness on 5th March 2012. He gave a general idea about cancer, further he expanded the students’ knowledge by speaking about its types, causes, symptoms and treatment. He threw light on basic myths surrounding cancer i.e. first there are no medicines available for Cancer, second there is no treatment of Cancer, third a Cancer patient cannot survive. He spoke about three procedures available for the treatment of cancer. i.e. Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Operation or surgery. Dr. Kamath informed the students about different types of cancer which are generally found in males and females. He further stressed on preventive measures that include limiting alcohol, not smoking or chewing tobacco, not making use of cancer causing substances, taking care of our near and dear ones and how to dissuade them to kick the bad habits. His talk was followed by a discussion session in which students raised their queries regarding this disease.

Stress management programme
According to Kelly Clarkson, God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress. Christopher says, “I believe that stress is a factor in any bad health.” This emphasizes the importance of stress management in our life. It is truer in the case of B.Ed. teacher trainees who undergo rigorous training during the course. Keeping this in mind our college organized the stress management programme. Under this programme the following activities were implemented for a period of 15 days:

  • Comic videos were used in the class as a laughter therapy in the Morning assembly. The students laughed heartily and felt relaxed for the day long. This made them realize the importance of laughter in life.
  • Students were involved in making charts on the different aspects of stress management and displayed.
  • Relaxation music was played during recess and other free time as it is said music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
  • Yoga is considered as the best way to live stress-free. To experience this, students practiced Pranayam in the daily assembly.
  • Being assertive is being able to express oneself with confidence without resorting to passive, aggressive or manipulative behavior. It is necessary to live a stress free life. So in order to inculcate this skill, ‘Assertiveness training model’ was implemented in the classroom. The importance of assertiveness in life was explained to the students. Role-play was then taken up by the students.

According to Hans Seley, “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” The stress management programme helped to cultivate a positive attitude towards life.

Awareness programme on ‘Adolescent health Challenges for youth
8th September, 2010
On 8th September, 2010, P.C.E.R., New Panvel organized an awareness programme on ‘Adolescent health – challenges for youth today and tomorrow’. The speaker, Dr. Janaki Patil, who is a practicing gynaecologist and a representative from the Federation of Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Navi Mumbai, explained to the students about adolescence, health implications of sexual development, emotional changes, healthy food habits, anemia, thalassaemia, aids, exercise, spirituality and some safety tips. The stress was on how the to-be teachers would be able to start a dialogue with their futuristic students.

Talk on ‘Independence – The Art of Survival’
11th January, 2011
On 11th January, 2011, Dr. Sudhakar Upadhyay and his team gave a talk on the crime against women in our society and the causes of stress in the lives of women. He emphasized that women should be aware of their rights. He guided us on how to fight against the crimes with various self-defense techniques. He accentuated on the independence of thoughts and confiscating stress by regular exercises, yoga, aerobics, providing first aid in case of medical emergencies.

Talk on Yoga & Meditation
16th November 2010
On 16th November, 2010 a yoga & meditation talk was delivered by Mr. Kishore Tawadia & group, of Samarpan Dhyan Shivir. They explained how stress deteriorates our health, lives and overall personality of an individual. He laid stress on the balancing of the Chakras in our body. These chakras would work in harmony only if we follow a healthy diet & meditate regularly. Meditation not only helps to lead a peaceful life but also helps us to control our emotions, concentrate on our goals of life and makes the earth a ‘heaven’ to live.

Leprosy Awareness Programme
To expose students to the scientific information on leprosy & to spread the word that leprosy is a curable disease, an awareness programme was arranged by P.C.E.R. Alert-India, an association for Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation & Treatment was invited to college. Their representatives Ms. Ipshita De & her assistant presented an audio-visual educational film which aimed at dispelling age-old myths and common fallacies associated with this completely curable disease. The students also cleared their doubts in the session. On a voluntary basis, students also participated in the donation-card drive. This gave the students an opportunity to spread facts about leprosy in their neighbourhood. Our student, Ms. Kumud received an award from the Governor for collecting a big amount for the leprosy patients. It was indeed an earnest service to humanity.

Aids Awareness
Father Moni Mathew was the speaker for this day. The session started with the tradition of prayer. Father Mathew introduced the topic AIDS by saying, ‘feel the feeling of the felt, then only you will feel your own feelingly.’ He shared few instances from the real life of the aids patients’ and what they are going through. Booklets were distributed amongst all the students which had all the information related to the topic. He explained each in every aspect related to the topic to us. He explained the difference between HIV and AIDS, how it is caused, the patient’s health conditions and society’s attitude towards them. Father concluded the session by stating that instead of looking at these patients with hatred we should try to give care, love and support to them. Father also discussed how to effectively integrate this topic in our practice teaching and future teaching endeavors.

Thalassaemia Awareness and Checkup Camp
7th October, 2008
Lions club international district thalassaemia awareness and check-up camp organized by Lions club Bombay, Chembur north and Panvel was held on 7th October, 2008 from 10:00am to 05:OOpm at assembly hall, Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai College. New Panvel for unmarried students and the staff members: The programme started at 10.OOam with the felicitation of the guest of honor. After that the students present in the hall for the camp were acquainted with the information but thallassaemia. This valuable information was very new for the most of the students present there. The causes, consequences and remedies of this disease were discussed. At 11.00 am the camp got started. The volunteers took up the charge of their duties the assembly was set ready to collect the blood samples and we gave our blood samples for testing. Students along with the office and library staff members took part. This camp was available for the students till 5.00 pm. Result: None of the B. Ed students were detected with thallassaemia.

Stress Management Through Yoga and Meditation
“When you meditate, what you actually do is to enter into calm or still, silent mind. We have to be fully aware of the arrival and attack of thoughts. That is to say, we shall not allow any thought, good or bad, to enter into our mind. Our mind should be absolutely silent. Then we have to go deep within; there we have to observe our real existence.” This was the main information which was given to us from the group who had come to our college. They were five people who had come together to give us information on the benefits of yoga & meditation, how to think positive and give negative energy out and how to convert negative energy into positive energy. They explained us about ‘aura’. They told us how we can reach self realization state. They said that when you meditate you have to try to quiet and calm to: mind. There should be no thought within the mind. Right now you feel that if you can cherish twenty ideas at a time, then you are the wisest man on earth. The more thoughts that enter into our minds the cleverer we feel we are. But in the spiritual life it is not like that. lf consciously we can make the mind calm and quiet. We feel that a new creation dawns inside us. We should always remember that “the affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”

Streets management
The Contemporary world demands vigorous, zealous, determined and spirited work. Managing stress and work simultaneously has become a part and parcel of our life. To manage both the constraints effectively and maintain a balance between mental and physical strain, our principal arranged a workshop on stress management which was conducted by Shri. Kumar Ajay, who very efficiently read our minds and hilariously gave some suggestions. The workshop comprised of ‘Gyan Mudra’, ‘Anulom – Vilom’, Meditation and laughter therapy. The workshop was indeed reviving and energizing. We unanimously decided to practice it during our assembly. The simple Aasanas and Meditation at the beginning of the day rejuvenate us and allow us to bring forth and maintain a positive approach towards our capabilities.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, it goes to his heart.”

– Nelson Mandela

OBJECTIVES

  • To develop and the literary skills among student teachers
  • To inspire the students to develop a taste for literature
  • To encourage the students to be familiar with the new literary trends

ACTIVITIES

  • To instill a love for language, the club organizes various activities like the spell bee and elocution competition, essay competitions, debates and workshops on fun with grammar.
  • It also conducts an Add on course on Spoken English.
  • Celebration of various important days is undertaken by the literary club like Hindi divas, Marathi bhasha divas and Matru bhasha divas.

Workshop on Ancient Vedic Scripts:
sharda-consonantsmodi-scriptMrudula Naik, Alumni of our college conducted a session on three different scripts that were used widely at different times. They are – Bramhi, Modi and Sharada scripts. Brāhmī is the modern name given to one of the oldest writing systems used in the Indian subcontinent and in Central Asia during the final centuries BCE and the early centuries CE. Sharda is used mainly in Kashmir from the 8th century CE onwards, and evolved into several variants in a few centuries. By the 10th century, the first variant, the Landa script, has appeared in Punjab, and would eventually transform into the Gurmukhi script. And by the 14th century CE, other variants such as Kashmiriand Takri also appeared in the Kashmir region. Modi is a script used to write the Marathi language, which is the primary language spoken in the state of Maharashtra in western India. Although Modi was primarily used to write Marathi, other languages such as Urdu, Kannada, Gujarati, Hindi and Tamil are also known to have been written in Modi.
brahmi-scriptMrudula spoke about the origin and decline of these scripts. She brought out the beauty and essence of each script to our students and made them write their names in one of these scripts. It was an engrossing and fun learning session by the young alumni of our college.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Alpana Sharma
Ms. Pradnya Jadhav
Student RepresentativesJonia Sheryl
Prateeksha Kedare
Nausheen Pathan
Activities 2015-16

English Essay Writing Competition
12th September, 2015
Ms. Deepa Pal of B.Ed. was awarded 3rd position in English Essay Writing Competition held at MES’ Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur on 12th September, 2015.

Hindi Divas
14th September, 2015
To pay tribute to 2nd largest language in the world, our student-teachers had put up a delightful celebration on Hindi Divas on 14th September, 2015 as a respect to its cultural heritage and values. Its importance was demonstrated by lovely presentations, a group song, self-composed poems by our talented students. The day also served as a patriotism reminder to Hindi-speaking population of their common roots of unity. The students brought out the great works of ever-green poets and various known litterateurs of Hindi bhasha. It was a skillful presentation by the students.

Workshop on Ancient Vedic Scripts
Mrudula Naik, Alumni of our college conducted a session on three different scripts that were used widely at different times. They are – Bramhi, Modi and Sharada scripts. Brahmi is the modern name given to one of the oldest writing systems used in the Indian subcontinent and in Central Asia during the final centuries BCE and the early centuries CE. Sharda is used mainly in Kashmir from the 8th century CE onwards, and evolved into several variants in a few centuries. By the 10th century, the first variant, the Landa script, has appeared in Punjab, and would eventually transform into the Gurmukhi script. And by the 14th century CE, other variants such as Kashmiri and Takri also appeared in the Kashmir region. Modi is a script used to write the Marathi language, which is the primary language spoken in the state of Maharashtra in western India. Although Modi was primarily used to write Marathi, other languages such as Urdu, Kannada, Gujarati, Hindi and Tamil are also known to have been written in Modi. Mrudula spoke about the origin and decline of these scripts. She brought out the beauty and essence of each script to our students and made them write their names in one of these scripts. It was an engrossing and fun learning session by the young alumni of our college.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Bhavna Dave
Ms. Alpana Sharma
Ms. Pradnya Jadhav
Student RepresentativesPurvasha
Manisha Waghmare
Chandra Prabha
Activities 2014-15

Hindi Essay Writing Competition
13th September, 2014
Mrs. Rinki Kumari secured the 2nd position in Hindi Essay Writing Competition and Ms. Surabhi Deherker won the 2nd prize in the English essay writing competition at ‘Valeur’ an intercollegiate fiesta, hosted by PCER, Chembur on 13th September, 2014.

Hindi Essay Writing Competition
28th January, 2015
Mrs. Manjurani won the 3rd prize in Hindi Essay Writing Competition while Mrs. Rinki Kumari won the 2nd prize in the Hindi elocution competition held at Lords Universal College, Malad on 28th January, 2015. Expressing their strong views on the theme ‘Peach Education’, they added a feather on our cap by winning glory for the college.

Handwriting Competition
26th December, 2014
Mrs. Shraddha Kemble secured the 1st position in Handwriting Competition held by Karnala sports Academy on 26th December, 2014.

Hindi Diwas
16th September, 2014
Hindi Diwas was celebrated on 16th September, 2014 to mark the importance and use of the language in the country. The day inspired everyone to speak in our national language and not only respect it but also be proud of it. Under the guidance of Pradnya mam and other teachers, students of B.Ed. expressed the vital role of the Hindi language in their lives through poems, presentations and explaining the literary contributions of all.

Matru Bhasha
27th February, 2014
To mark the essence of mother-tongue, what we call the Matru Bhasha, our college celebrated this day on 27th February, 2014. It was a remarkable day in B.Ed. session. The importance, value and origin of Marathi language were brought out beautifully and colorfully by the students of B.Ed. they spoke Marathi poems, shlokas, abhang and other literary aspect of the language.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Devanshi Praveen
Ms. Pradnya Jadhav
Student RepresentativesMilicia Fernandes
Kavita Kharat
Shushma Sharma
Activities 2013-14

Hindi Diwas
14th September, 2013
Hindi Diwas was celebrated on 14th September, 2013. The Hindi speaking student teachers under the guidance of our teacher Ms. Pradnya Jadhav took the initiative to make this day memorable. We stressed on the contributions made by literary scholars and how to imbibe in each one of us the love and art of knowing the correct language.

English Add on course
13th January, 2014
With a view of helping such students, a certificate add-on course was organized for the B.Ed. students free of cost from 13th January, 2014. The students who were scoring comparatively less marks in their exams due to language barrier, were given the opportunity to register for this course. Thirty two students enrolled for the course. The classes were conducted six days a week from 10.00 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. by Asst. Prof Mrs. Bhavna Dave. Our current students Ms. Smitha Kurup and Ms. Ichha Mehrotra did the follow up activities with them. The students were given training in the usage of verb forms, tenses, prepositions, subject-verb agreement and other basics of Grammar to be able to improvise in the written structures. A pre-test of the students was taken before starting the training programme and a post-test conducted after a month. A significant improvement was seen in the performance of the students. This course continued till 15th April 2014, and we at PCER-Panvel are pleased to carry on such tasks for the benefit of our students.

Teaching Knowledge Test
With the aim of providing a strong foundation in the core areas of teaching, knowledge needed in English classroom teaching TKT (Teaching Knowledge test) was introduced to our students. This test not only will enable the upcoming teachers to update their teaching skills, but also will enhance their career opportunities by broadening their teaching experience into specialist areas. This test will add to the professional credential that focuses on core teaching concepts for the teachers of English as a foreign language.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Devanshi Praveen
Mr. Vikas Tupsundar
Student RepresentativesJohnson Shanthi Susanna
Anubhuti Lal
Activities 2012-13

Hindi Diwas
14th September, 2012
As 14th September, 2012 is celebrated as Hindi Diwas, we marked the day by putting together a small programme comprising of speeches, poem recitation and sharing information on renowned Hindi authors and other famous literary personalities who made our nation proud. It was a wonderful and informative programme as we realized the importance of preserving our National Language.

Principal Mathews Chacko Memorial Intercollegiate Extempore Competition
15th September, 2012
Mr. Rajesh Kumar and Ms. Susanna Johnson bagged the first prize in elocution competition in Hindi and English respectively in the ‘Principal Mathews Chacko Memorial Intercollegiate Extempore Competition’ organized by the Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur on 15th September, 2012. The theme for the competition was ‘Values’ undoubtedly one of the most important issues to be addressed in today’s fast paced and materialistic world.

Intercollegiate Elocution Competition
27th September, 2012
Our students – Ms. Alpana Sharma won the first prize in elocution competition under the theme ‘Values in jainism’ in Dineshbhai Mody Intercollegiate Elocution Competition organized by Department of Students Welfare at the University of Mumbai on 27th September, 2012.

Debate Competition
5th January, 2013
Mr. Rajesh Kumar and Ms. Alpana Sharma participated and won first and third prize respectively in Debate Competition organized by Ramseth Thakur College of Commerce and Science, Kharghar on 5th January, 2013. Where Rajesh spoke effectively against the topic ‘Freedom of speech-Are we enjoying enough?’ and Alpana spoke in favour of ‘FDI-Good or bad for Indian Economy.’ Our other two students participated enthusiastically against the topic-‘Computers replacing human.’

Alegria – The festival of Joy – 2013
28th January, 2013
Mr. Rajesh Kumar bagged first prize in elocution competition under the theme ‘Is corporal punishment necessary?’ and Ms. Ananya Raha who won first prize in Essay writing competition under theme ‘Is todays’ youth useless or used less’ at the intercollegiate festival ‘Alegria – The festival of Joy – 2013’ organized by Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science on 28th January, 2013.

Quiz Competition, Mono-Acting Competition, Spell-bee
6th March, 2013
On 6th March, 2013 our club organized Quiz Competition, Mono-Acting Competition, Spell-bee and it was wonderful time competing against each other with positive energy and collaborations of teachers and students was tremendously large.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Devanshi Praveen
Ms. Harshani Patre
Student RepresentativesSonia Vaid
Shailaja Kinagi
Nisha Pande
Activities 2011-12

One Day International Workshop on “Creative Approaches for Teaching English and History”
14th September, 2011
Student-teachers, Mrs. Nisha Pande, Mrs. Sonia Vaid and Mrs. Shailaja Kinagi accompanied by Asst. Prof. Mrs. Bhavna Dave and Asst. Prof. Dr. Pratima Pradhan attended and participated in the One Day International Workshop on “Creative Approaches for Teaching English and History” organized by Guru Nanak College of Education and Research on 14th September, 2011. These approaches were then shared with the other students in the college in the English method class.

Extempore Competition
7th March, 2012
An Extempore Competition was organized on 7th March, 2012 wherein the students were asked to articulate on the topic ‘An ideal B. Ed. College’. A mono acting competition was also arranged on the same day. These competitions helped the students to gain confidence and removed their phobia of speaking and acting in public. It also helped to cultivate their linguistic skills, voice modulation and expression. The students were allowed to use English, Hindi or Marathi.

Fun with Prepositions
9th March, 2012
A workshop on “Fun with Prepositions” was organized for the English method students on 9th March, 2012. The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Sudha Nair, an experienced Secondary School teacher. This workshop taught the students different activities that could be used to teach prepositions and prepositional phrases. It helped everyone realize how prepositions, if not carefully used, can change the meaning of a sentence.

Literary Exchange Programme
19th March, 2012
The club conducted a Literary Exchange Programme on 19th March, 2012. The English, Hindi and Marathi method students participated in this programme. Student shared the works of their favourite authors and poets in the form of stories, poems and description of special characters.

Composition
Teacher in-chargeMs. Simran Kasu
Ms. Harshani Patre
Student RepresentativesNamrita Rastogi
Reena Sharma
Activities 2010-11

International Youth Day
The Annual All India Essay-writing Event commemorating the International Youth Day was presented by Shri. Ram Chandra Mission in Collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan. Our students Ms. Nandita Shah bagged the third prize in the post-graduate regional level. The event was conducted by Saaj Marg Research and Training Institute (SMRTI) in our college.

Mathews Chacko Memorial Inter-collegiate Competition
18th September, 2010
On 18th September, 2010 students Ms. Nandita Shah and Ms. Namrita Rastogi participated in Mathews Chacko Memorial Inter-collegiate Competition was held on 12th September, 2009 at Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur. The theme was ‘save our mother earth.’

Inter-collegiate Debate Competition
2nd October, 2010
On 2nd October, 2010, our students Ms. Reena Sharma, Ms. Namrita Rastogi and Ms. Neelima Powar and Ms. Komal Ghone participated in the Inter-collegiate Debate Competition on the theme ‘Gandhiji ke vichar vartaman kaal mein prasangik hain’ organized by Lions Club of New Panvel at I.T.M College campus, Kharghar on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Cells

Women Development CellAnti-Ragging CellGrievance-Redressal CellPlacement Cell

Women Development Cell of PCER-Panvel provides a forum for the students to discuss and deliberate on issues concerning women by using a diverse range of activities, including talks by academicians and activists, workshops, street plays, field visits, short-term courses and research projects. The college will remain deeply committed to become an agent of change and provide appropriate conditions to study and work.

OBJECTIVES

  • To create social awareness, legal awareness and develop life-skills among the student teachers.
  • To provide and maintain a congenial working environment for all the women employees and student teachers.

ACTIVITIES

  • The Women’s development cell undertakes activities to create social awareness, legal awareness and develop life-skills among the students.
  • The activities conducted are workshop on women safety, women health awareness programme, self-defense Training program, yearly rally on International Women’s Day, drama, expert talks on various aspects of women’s life, poster competition on the theme ‘women and society’, poem recitation competitions, Project on Survey of Women’s Status in Society, seminars, add on courses on spoken English and LibreOffice, medical camp, slogan writing competition, workshop on gender sensitization etc.

International Women’s Day
8th March, 2016
International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8th March, 2016 with the objective to celebrate womanhood and pay tribute to the indomitable spirit of women. The students put up a street play at two different places in the slums near the Trifed Tower, Kamothe titled: “Har aangan ki shobha naari, isse base duniya saari”. The purpose served by the play was to spread awareness about the importance of Education for girls and to sensitize them to maintain health and hygiene. A message to save the girl child was given through slogans and placards prepared by the students. This programme not only helped to awaken the onlookers of the play but also gave exposure to the B. Ed. students to be a part of such community-upliftment programs. There were many who were participating in this kind of field participation for the first time and thus after the play they emerged more confident and experienced positive responses.
In continuation of the International Women’s Day celebrations our students also had the opportunity to meet two great women achievers: Dr. Armida Fernandes, Founder of the NGO- Society of Nutrition Education and Health Action (SNEHA) and Ms. Farida Lambe, Founder of NGOs like PRATHAM, PRERANA and YUVA, at a special function organized by the Soroptomist International, Chembur Chapter, Mumbai. This function of felicitating these two eminent women personalities with Soroptomist Excellence Award-2016 was organized at the Conclave, Dr. K.M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus,New Panvel. The students were highly inspired by the selfless work put in by these ladies, their experiences, challenges they faced and the problem-solving approaches used by them in promoting their initiatives.

Composition
ConvenerDr. Sally Enos
Teacher representativeMs. Bhavna Dave
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativeMs. Khyati Raja
Activities 2014-15

Workshop on Women Safety
17th January, 2015
The current batch of M.Ed. students organized a workshop on Women Safety as part of their Internship Programme on 17th January, 2015. The focal point of this workshop was to encourage the B.Ed. students to open up and speak about their experiences, how courageously they handled themselves in certain situations and also to equip them with ideas and methods and contact numbers to handle themselves and also ask for help if need arises in the future. The students were divided into groups and asked to do role plays, showing how they could protect themselves when faced with situations like walking alone on an empty street, crowded bus, taking a rickshaw or cab ride or getting into a lift with a group of men. The participants depicted many ways to handle such situations and along with this the other students also gave suggestions and ideas to handle these situations. An informative video was also shown on the different kinds of situations experienced by women today. Information was also given about the different helpline numbers and mobile applications that could be of use. A few tips on body language and appropriate sense of dressing were also touched upon.

Women Health Awareness
22nd February, 2015
A session on women’s health issues was conducted by Dr. Sheetal Mohite (M.S. Gynaec & Obst) on 22nd February, 2015. She spoke about the various gynaecological issues that women face on an everyday basis. She spoke about the importance of appropriate eating habits and exercises in maintaining good gynaecological health. She also highlighted the importance of having healthy lifestyle to give birth to a healthy generation. The power point presentation and talk was followed by a very interactive question-answer session with the students. They had lot of doubts, myths about their health which were clarified by Dr. Mohite.

Self-defense Training Program
27th February, 2015 to 1st March 2015
The Department of Students Welfare, University of Mumbai organized a ‘Self Defense Training’ program from 27th February, 2015 to 1st March 2015 for the girl students of colleges of Raigad district. Our faculty Ms. Alpana Sharma along with 4 student-teachers attended the camp at Sane Guruji’s National Memorial in Mangaon, Raigad. This camp included talks as well as practice sessions which highlighted the techniques to enhance memory and concentration power, the basics in Judo and Boxing and also the tips to improve the mental, physical as well as emotional health. Real life issues faced by the students were taken up and remedies discussed. Overall the session was full of new hope and revival for the participants.

Rally on International Women’s Day
9th March, 2015
On 9th March, 2015 our B.Ed. and M.Ed. students along with the B.P.Ed. students conducted a rally in Khanda Colony, New Panvel(W) highlighting the empowered women and an era where both men and women are competing at the same level. Students carried placards designed by them, spread positivity towards the women folk with slogans. They also sang a song ‘Hum Bharat ki Beti’ which enabled them to catch the attention of the public. This rally was a symbol of freedom, expression and empowerment dedicated to all women of the world.

Composition
ConvenerDr. Sally Enos
Teacher representativeMs. Bhavna Dave
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativeMs. Smitha Kurup
Activities 2013-14

Child Sex Abuse
14th September, 2013
PCER-Panvel along with Soroptimist International Bombay and Dr. Pillai Global Academy organized a session on ‘Child Sex Abuse’ and POSCO Act. The speaker Ms. Pinki Virani, a renowned human right activist and the author of four bestselling books, said, “One in every four girls under the age of 16 and an equal number of boys are sexually harassed. Of the total number of cases on child sexual abuse, 50% of the victims were abused by close family members.” The session was an eye opener and gave an insight to the student teachers about the present day scenario. It provided guidelines for identification of the signs and symptoms in such cases.

Workshop on Varicose Veins
25th February, 2014
A workshop on varicose veins was conducted by Dr. Kavita Puri from Preventive Healthcare initiative specially designed for women teachers and students. Varicose vein is a condition when the veins of our legs become enlarged and tortuous. It is a professional hazard hence the session focused on its causes and measures for its prevention. She demonstrated some easy exercises which would help everyone in the prevention of varicose veins to a large extent. This was followed by a free checkup to measure the venous influx and outflow in the leg veins.

Women’s Day
8th March 2014
PCER, New Panvel celebrated Women’s Day by organizing a road rally along with a street play at three different places in the neighbourhood of Khanda Colony. The banners and dialogues stressed on the positive aspects of being born a girl child. The street play put across the message to the audience that women are excellent managers and have an multifaceted personality and if proper support and opportunities are rendered to the girls, then they can also achieve great heights in life.

Empower the Women Students
January to March 2014
To empower the women students, add-on course in English language skills and a certificate course in Libre Office, an open source software on computers, were started free of cost from January to March, before and after college hours in the college premises. It enabled to develop confidence in the students in the usage of English and also to face the challenges of technology.

Yoga and Meditation
10th March-15th March 2014
Yoga and meditation sessions were organized for the women student teachers for a week from 11:00 -11:30 am. The sessions were conducted by Mrs. Bharati Iyer, an alumnus of PCER and also a member of professional yoga community. The sessions included yogic exercises, power yoga, accupuncture and laughter therapy. These sessions helped rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

Composition
ConvenerDr. Sally Enos
Teacher representativeMrs. Bhavna Dave
Mr. Vikas Tupsundar
Non-teaching staff representativePramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO memberDolly James
Student RepresentativeSangeeta Kushwaha
Activities 2012-13

Transactional Analysis
11th September, 2012
A workshop on Transactional Analysis was conducted by Ms. Simran Kasu, a knowledgeable teacher educator at PCER- Panvel. The workshop comprised of different activities and games on the concept of transactional analysis and its importance. The main objective was to assist the women student teachers to balance both their home and workplace situations, be able to handle transactions in daily lives, to learn skills that would enable them to manage classroom dynamics more effectively and also maintain their self esteem by better understanding the life position, “I am OK, you’re OK”.

Value Education
24th September, 2012
A workshop on ‘Value Education’ was conducted for our B.Ed. students by Mr. Rajesh Kumar, an experienced counsellor. The workshop highlighted the issues related to degeneration of values and their implication as faced by the women students today and how to overcome such issues. The workshop succeeded in sensitizing the participants towards the issues faced by today’s student community and how as teachers and parents they can play an important role in helping them.

Art of Survival
3rd October, 2012
A talk on ‘Art of Survival’ was organized for our B.Ed. students. The session was conducted by Dr. Sudhakar Upadhyay and it stressed on the urgent need for women to equip themselves with essential skills to handle the unwanted situations faced by them. He briefly spoke about stress management, handling medical emergencies, legal implications in crimes against women and also demonstrated various techniques of self-defence. The programme definitely helped in creating awareness in future teachers about their rights as women as well as responsibilities entrusted with the duty of tending to gentle minds.

Dress Up or Dress Down
12th January, 2013
A workshop on ‘Dress up or dress down’ was organized for B. Ed. student teachers by students of M. Ed. section, PCER-Panvel. The workshop highlighted the different types of clothes that can be worn at workplace as well as do’s and don’ts of appropriate dressing for a teacher. It was a good opportunity for the future teachers to clarify various doubts and apprehensions. The workshop concluded with the opinionnaire filled up by student-teachers expressing their views on dressing code for teachers.

Kahaani Naari ki
22nd January, 2013
15 students participated in a street play titled, ‘Kahaani Naari ki’ which depicted the various roles of a woman as she comes to life from the mother’s womb up to old age. The play also highlighted the human rights a female gender is entitled to enjoy. This helped to spread awareness among the students and the community as it was presented in the UDAAN festival organized by DLLE, University of Mumbai.

Gender-Sensitization
23rd Feburary, 2013
The Women Development Cell of PCER- Panvel organized a half – Day Workshop on Gender-Sensitization for the B.Ed. & M.Ed. students. Mr. Harish Sadani and his team members from the NGO, MAVA (Men Against Violence and Abuse) were invited to conduct this workshop. The highlights of the workshop were Gender Inequality and its implications, understanding difference between ‘Sex and Gender’ and understanding ‘how Gender & Patriarchy operates as a System.’ The MAVA team kept the attention of the students captivated with the help of a short film ‘Mulichya Jaatila He Shobhat Nahi’ in Marathi (meaning ‘This doesn’t suit girls’) followed by a group discussion. This workshop was important to make each one aware of the current scenario of the Indian society as a whole and make them realize their capabilities and appreciate womanhood.

Woman of Substance
25th February, 2013
A Slogan writing competition was organized for the students on the theme ‘Woman of Substance’. The theme aimed to make the students understand the worth of a woman. It helped to evoke admiration and a sense of gratitude for the women folk and the varied roles they perform in their lives.

Woman’s Day
8th March, 2013
Woman’s Day is observed on 8th March across the globe in celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women. On this occasion students of PCER along with the students of Vidyadhiraja College of Physical Education took part in a Women’s Day Rally, shouting slogans to develop a feeling of pride and respect for women, among the residents of Khanda Colony area. The slogans highlighted the significance, strength and the qualities a woman possesses.

Composition
ConvenerDr. Sally Enos
Teacher representativeMs. Bhavna Dave
Dr. Pratima Pradhan
Non-teaching staff representativePramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO memberDolly James
Student RepresentativeBindu Tambe
Activities 2011-12

Changing Role of Women in Society
5th September 2011
A group of students presented a dance drama on the occasion of Teacher’s day to depict the changing role of women in society.

Self Emancipation of the Woman
The teacher educators of the college presented a dance-drama depicting the individuality and self emancipation of the woman on the occasion of teacher’s day at V’ Pillai Campus. This dance helped to sensitize the audience to change their outlook towards the young generation of today.

Women and Society
30th September 2011
A poster competition was organized with the theme ‘Women and Society’ where in the female students could express their emotions.

Combating Sexual Harassment
6th and 7th January, 2012
Asst. Prof. Mrs. Bhavna Dave contributed a paper titled ‘Combating Sexual Harassment – An Effort by Teacher Education Institutions’ and also participated in the two day National Seminar on Addressing Sexual Harassment in Educational Institutions organized by University Women Developmental Cell. Student- teacher Ms. Nandita Shah also participated in the seminar.

Naturopathy and Yoga
23rd February 2012
Talk on Naturopathy and Yoga… An interactive session with Dr. N.M. Kamath, who is a holistic practitioner, was organized. He spoke about naturopathy and gave valuable tips of healthy living. He gave the participants the four golden keys to a healthy life – Right eating, right drinking, right exercise and relaxation.

Cancer Awareness
5th March 2012
Talk on Cancer Awareness… Mr. Vijay A. Gokhale, Director, Cancer Awareness Foundation, gave a talk to the B.Ed. students on ‘cancer awareness’. He gave a general idea about what is cancer and further, he expanded the students’ knowledge by speaking about its types, causes, symptoms and treatment, and also threw light on the basic myths surrounding cancer.

Women Empowerment
7th March, 2012
A poem recitation competition and caption writing competition was organized on the theme ‘Women Empowerment’. One needs to feel beautiful and good to build positive self esteem. Such competitions help to build the confidence of the female students and give them a platform to express themselves.

Annapurna Yojana
2011-2012
Annapurna Yojana was taken up by the students as a part of extension programme taken up with the Department of Lifelong Learning & extension, University of Mumbai, wherein the students not only completed 25 sales on an individual basis but also maintained records of the unit sales and the profit & loss incurred. The purpose to take up this activity was to empower the women with entrepreneurial skills.

SUPW
2011-2012
SUPW workshop was conducted to nurture creative instincts of the students. The activities taken up for SUPW were: Flower making, Chocolate bouquet making, Best out of waste and Paper basket making.

Empowering Learners in the Contemporary Society
2011-2012
A Two day national level seminar was conducted on the theme ‘Empowering Learners in the Contemporary Society’ whose main focus was to create awareness and explore the entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and personal development.

Project on Survey of Women’s Status in Society
2011-2012
Project on Survey of Women’s Status in Society under the Extension program was taken up with the Department of Lifelong learning and Extension, University of Mumbai. 62 students participated in this project and each student surveyed 40 women. The results were analyzed and interpreted in the class and helped to create social awareness among students.

Jor Se Bol
2011-2012
15 students participated in a street play on sexual harassment of women titled, ‘Jor Se Bol!’ This helped to spread legal awareness among the students and also in the community, and it was presented in the UDAAN festival organized by DLLE, University of Mumbai.

Composition
ConvenerDr. Sally Enos
Teacher representativeMs. Bhavna Dave
Mr. Bijoy Thomas
Non-teaching staff representativePramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO memberDolly James
Student RepresentativeJayshree Rao
Activities 2010-11

Adolescent Health – Challenges for Youth Today and Tomorrow
8th September 2010
P.C.E.R., New Panvel organized an awareness programme on ‘Adolescent health – challenges for youth today and tomorrow’. The speaker, Dr. Janaki Patil, who is a practicing gynaecologist and a representative from the Federation of Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Navi Mumbai, explained to the students about adolescence, health implications of sexual development, emotional changes, healthy food habits, anemia, thalassaemia, aids, exercise and spirituality. She also gave the students some safety tips.

21st Regional Meet of Forum of Women
23rd October 2010
Principal Dr. Sally Enos shared her expertise as a resource person for the theme “Being together winning together” at the inaugural function of the 21st regional meet of Forum of Women in Public Sector (WIPS), Western Region, HOCL, organized by MES’ Pillai’s International School, Rasayani.

Yoga & Meditation
16th November 2010
A talk on Yoga & Meditation was delivered by Mr. Kishore Tawadia & group, of Samarpan Dhyan Shivir. They explained how stress deteriorates our health, life and overall personality of an individual. He laid stress on the balancing of the Chakras in our body and how these chakras work in harmony if we follow a healthy diet & meditate regularly.

AIDS Awareness Campaign
22nd November 2010
AIDS awareness campaign… We believe that community work extends to personal dedication and selflessness that leads to building stronger communities and a more workable and responsive world. The college focused on HIV-AIDS awareness programme in the community. A group of people from Jyothi’s Charitable trust oriented students about HIV-AIDS. Through this, the students were motivated to get involved in the HIV-AIDS awareness programme.

World AIDS Day
30th November, 2010
The B. Ed students put up more than 250 posters at different locations in & around Panvel area. Four groups of students performed a street play on the World AIDS Day – 1st Dec and 2nd Dec. at various locations in Old Panvel, Khanda Colony, New Panvel and Kalamboli. The Old Panvel group interviewed the president of Panvel Taluka Patrakar Sangh, Mr. Sudhir Kolge and the youth leader Mr. Paresh Thakur at the Congress (I) Party Office in Panvel. The skit performance of this group was covered by the news reporter of ‘Ram Prahar’ and the Navi Mumbai news channel. The New Panvel group attended HIV-AIDS programme at Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and thereafter performed the streetplay. Students also got an opportunity to listen to the experience of the ‘People living with HIV’ (PLH). This activity enabled the students to build up team spirit, leadership qualities, we-feeling, belongingness and empathy & compassion towards the cause.

Mahila Kalavishkar
30th December 2010
At the ‘Kala, Krida Sanskrutik Mohatsav, organised by Karnala Sports Academy, Panvel, our students headed by Mrs. Agy Shaju participated in a competition on ‘Mahila Kalavishkar’ at the Taluka level and secured the 3rd prize.

Independence – The Art of Survival
11th January, 2011
Independence – The Art of Survival… Dr. Sudhakar Upadhyay and his team gave a talk on crime against women in our society and the causes of stress in the lives of women. He emphasized that women should be aware of their rights. He guided us on how to fight against the crimes with various self-defense techniques. He accentuated on the independence of thoughts and confiscating stress by regular exercises, yoga, aerobics, providing first aid in case of medical emergencies.

Gender Sensitization
25th & 26th November, 2009
Teacher Educator, Mrs. Kalpana Yelgaonkar and our B.Ed. student Ms. Richa Verma attended a Zonal level workshop on Gender Sensitization. The workshop was organized by the Women’s development cell (WDC) of the University of Mumbai and ICLES’ Motilal Zhunzunwala College. The Chief Guest was Dr. Prof. Kranti Jujurkar, Chairperson of WDC, Mumbai University. Other resource persons were from the NGO, ‘MAVA’. The main highlights of the workshop were Gender and Sex difference, Sexual Harassment, Working Style of WDC, Directives and Codes for teachers at the workplace – 2008. Mrs. Kalpana Yelgaonkar briefed the faculty members and the students about the workshop.

Sisters of the Destitute
23rd December to 26th December, 2009
To serve the women of the community, the students of PCER-Panvel, under the guidance of the WDC went to: Jyoti’s Terminal Care Centre at Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai which is one of the two centres of Jyoti’s Charitable Trust (JCT) formed by the congregation of the ‘Sisters of the Destitute’. It is the first residential care home providing congenial environment to women suffering from HIV and AIDS (PLWHAS) in Maharashtra and Jyoti’s Rehabilitation Centre at Taloja, Navi Mumbai, which provides various income generating activities for women with an aim to make them economically independent. Here the students cleaned & decorated the vicinity of these institutes for Christmas, worked in the fields and the cattle-sheds, organized entertainment programmes for the patients, narrated stories, sang songs to them, played games and shared with them many wonderful experiences and spread laughter and happiness. Later in college, the different groups shared with their classmates their experiences with the women in these institutes.

Status of Women
8th Feburary, 2010
The Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension, University of Mumbai organized its annual festival ‘Udaan – The Flight of Extension, 2010 at Aanandibai Pradhan Vidyan Mahavidyalaya, Nagothane. Fifteen of our students participated in a street play competition on the theme, ‘Status of Women’ and won the First Prize among eleven other participating colleges. The street play titled ‘Ek paaul prakasha kade’ depicted the status of women in Indian society. The main highlights of the play were role of education in women empowerment, and depicted the optimistic attitude of the common man bearing in mind that if a woman is educated the entire family will progress. There was one more moment of pride when our student Nilesh Kathara won the third prize in the Poster competition which was also based on the theme – ‘Status of Women’.

Thalassaemia Awareness and Checkup Camp
7th October, 2008

Thalassaemia awareness and checkup camp was organised in Pillai Campus by Lions Club, Panvel, for the staff and students. This camp helped the women students to know the causes, consequences and remedies of Thalassaemia in case they are confronted with this problem.

Aids Awareness Programme
December, 2008
An Aids awareness programme was organized wherein Father Moni Mathew explained to the students the difference between HIV and Aids, how it is caused, the patient’s health conditions and society’s attitude towards them. Father shared few real life incidents of women aids patients. His talk helped to sensitize the students to work for and support the Aids patients.

Street Play
December, 2008
A two days community service program was conducted in four different tribal regions of Taloja and Rohinjan wherein the students spread awareness in the tribal community through Street plays highlighting the importance of Literacy, Cleanliness, Population, Health and Hygiene. A social survey was also done after every performance. This programme helped the students to gain self confidence and become aware of the status of the tribals at the same time.

Objectives

  • To provide a disciplined and safe environment to the student teachers.
  • To keep a continuous watch and vigil over ragging so as to prevent its occurrence.

Activities

  • Movies on anti-ragging are shown to the student teachers.
  • Counseling is done by the teachers as well as professional counselor.
  • Panel discussion is held by the students on issues concerning the well- being of all the students.
  • Groupism amongst any linguistic groups is not allowed in the college premises and the staff takes this factor into consideration when various teams are formed for curricular, co-curricualr activities.
  • The dominance of certain students is minimized by individual interaction with them and counseling them.
  • The counselor talks to the entire class on a regular basis.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Geeta R. Thakur
General SecretaryMr. Sanjay Patil

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Geeta R. Thakur
General SecretarySmitha Kurup

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMrs. Geeta R. Thakur
General SecretarySangeeta Kushwaha

Objectives

  • To address the grievances of the student.
  • To provide opportunity to the students to give suggestions for improvement.

Activities

  • There is a suggestion/grievance box wherein students can put in their suggestions or grievances.
  • The college has an open door system wherein the students directly take their grievances and speak to the teacher in-charge or the principal.
  • Formal meeting is taken by the counselor in the class.
  • The students are given an opportunity to convey their grievances at individual, small group and collective levels.
  • Grievances and suggestions are collected and read once a month by the principal, council and teacher in-charge.
  • Confidentiality of the students with grievances is maintained.
  • The class issues are handled at the class level and the individual issues are handled at the individual level.
  • Certain issues are discussed among the teachers but not discussed in the class.
  • So far no grievances are taken up at the management and university level.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Pratima Pradhan
Ms. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Mr. Sanjay Patil
Class Representative (M.Ed.)Ms. Smitha Kurup

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Pratima Pradhan
Ms. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Smitha Kurup
Class Representative (M.Ed.)Rajesh Kumar

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMrs. Bhavna Dave
Dr. Pratima Pradhan
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Sangeeta Kushwaha
Class Representative (M.Ed.)Bindu Tambe

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Pratima Pradhan
Ms. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Bindu Tambe
Class Representative (M.Ed.)Nandita Shah

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMr. Bijoy Thomas
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Jayshree Rao
Class Representative (M.Ed.)Aarti Badiyani

Objectives

  • To provide opportunities to the student teachers to develop professional literacy and competency.
  • To provide vocational guidance to the student teachers to select and enter into an appropriate profession.

Activities

  • The committee provides information to the student teachers on various competitive examinations essential for a teacher like the CTET, TET, NET, SLET etc.
  • It furnishes the student teachers with information related to job openings at different schools.
  • Workshops to help the student teachers to write applications and face the interviews are also conducted.
  • Students interested in going for further studies are given guidance to help them choose a course.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Geeta S. Thakur
Student councilVrushali Gaikwad
Student RepresentativeVadnere Anita
Mrudula Naik

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Devanshi Praveen
Student councilKamna Lote
Student RepresentativeIchha Mehrotra
Sangeeta Rani

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMrs. Devanshi Praveen
Student councilSuaima Sayyed
Student RepresentativeRevathi Ahir
Shampa Pal

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Devanshi Praveen
Student councilPooja Shinde
Student RepresentativeGaikwad Nitin
Sawale Sanjay

Committees

ExaminationPractice TeachingEditorialLibraryCo-curricular Activities

Objectives

  • To carry out formative and summative evaluation of student teachers of B.Ed. / M.Ed. programme in a planned and systematic manner by conducting essay, class test and open book assignment.
  • To decide upon the date and time of the tests, question paper setting and submission and result declaration.
  • To ensure timely feedback is given by the teacher educators on the progress of the student teachers.

Activities

  • The committee decides upon the schedule of the examination which includes date, time and venue.
  • Deadlines are set for question paper setting and submission followed by scrutiny of the paper before final printout.
  • Supervision timetable is prepared.
  • Examination is conducted under proper surveillance of examination committee and the examination supervisor.
  • Answer papers are given to the respected subject in-charge for correction along with the submission date of the mark sheet and feedback sheets to be filled.
  • Soft copy and hard copy of the mark sheet are maintained.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Bhavna Dave
Student CouncilVrushali Gaikwad
Student RepresentativeAgarwal Shweta

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Bhvana Dave
Student CouncilZainab Lokhandwala
Student RepresentativeReshma Verna

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Bhavna Dave
Student CouncilSudeshna Chaterjee
Student RepresentativeAshwini Deshpande

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Geeta R. Thakur
Student CouncilPooja Shinde
Student RepresentativeAnne Jacob

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Geeta R. Thakur
Student CouncilAnjali Sardeshpande
Student RepresentativeGangotri Rajpurohit

Objectives

  • To carry out practice teaching of student teachers of B.Ed. in a planned and systematic manner in association with practice teaching schools, teachers and student teachers.
  • To help the student teachers to gain experience of all aspects of school functioning in a structured and planned manner.

Activities

  • The committee seeks permission from various practice teaching schools for practice teaching and internship.
  • It decides the schedule for practice of micro teaching skills, integrated lessons, practice teaching in schools, simulated lessons and internship program.
  • Prepares supervision timetable and appoints supervisor for observation of various lessons.
  • Prepares the guidance list wherein students are grouped as per their methods and allotted under respective method masters.
  • Ensures the smooth conduction of practice teaching lessons along with guidance and feedback.
  • Organizes internship program and allots schools to the student teachers keeping in mind their place of stay.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Geeta R. Thakur
Ms. Bindu Tambe
Student CouncilKhyati Raja
Student RepresentativeArpana Kumar

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Devanshi Praveen
Ms. Bindu Tambe
Student CouncilKamna Lote
Student RepresentativeHemlata Kumari

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Devanshi Praveen
Student CouncilAlpana Sharma
Student RepresentativeShrivastava Nishtha

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Harshani Patre
Ms. Devanshi Praveen
Student CouncilPadma Palkar
Student RepresentativeNeha Hatankar

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Harshani Patre
Student CouncilShilpa Kohli
Student RepresentativeNandita Shah

Objectives

  • To publish quality annual magazine and biannual newsletter for the college by taking contribution from students in the form of articles, drawing, self – composed poems and the like.

Activities

  • The committee encourages and motivates student teachers to contribute literary articles and reports on various college activities.
  • They ensure the quality of the literary articles by scrutinizing and editing the article at two levels: at the student level and by the teacher editors.
  • The compiled magazine and newsletters are sent for further editing to chief editor of our institution before the final print.

Editorial Committee 2015-16

PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher EditorsMs. Alpana Sharma
Ms. Pradnya Jadhav
Student EditorsJonia D’souza
Nausheen Pathan

Editorial Committee 2014-15

PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher EditorsMagazineMs. Geeta S. Thakur
Ms. Pradnya Jadhav
NewsletterMs. Alpana Sharma
Student EditorsMs. Surabhi Deherkar
Ms. Manjurani Dhillon

Editorial Committee 2013-14

PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher EditorsMs. Geeta S. Thakur
Ms. Pradnya Jadhav
Student EditorsMs. Sudha K.
Ms. Ichha Mehrotra
Ms. Sweta Singh

Editorial Committee 2012-13

PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher EditorsMs. Tina Roy
Mr. Vikas Tupsundar
Student EditorsMs. Ananya Raha
Ms. Aarti Dalvi

Editorial Committee 2011-12

PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher EditorsMs. Bhavna Dave
Ms. Harshani Patre
Student EditorsMs. Nisha Pandey
Ms. Malati Prajapati

Editorial Committee 2010-11

PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teachers EditorsMs. Bhavna Dave
Ms. Harshani Patre
Student EditorsMrs. Reena Pandey
Ms. Jyoti Patole
Ms. Namrita Rastogi

Editorial Committee 2009-10

PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teachers EditorsMs. Bhavna (English)
Ms. Harshani Patre (Hindi and Marathi)
Student EditorsMs. Jayshree Pardeshi
Ms. Ketaki Thigale

Editorial Committee 2008-09

PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher EditorsDr. Sally Enos (English)
Ms. Harshani Patre (Hindi and Marathi)
Student EditorsEnglish SectionMs. Shameem Mulla
Marathi SectionMs. Sayali Londhe
Hindi SectionMs. Yasmeen Shaikh

Editorial Committee 2007-08

PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher EditorsMs. Simran Kasu (English)
Ms. Harshani Patre (Hindi and Marathi)
Student EditorsEnglish SectionMs. Bharti Iyer
Ms. Devanshi Praveen
Marathi SectionMs. Prachi Patil
Hindi SectionMs. Sarita Kumari

The composition of this committee includes the Principals, one teacher in-charge, librarians, student representatives from B.Ed., M.Ed. and B.P.Ed.

Objective

  • To decide and adopt the library policies.
  • To govern the management and programs of the library.
  • To prepare the annual budget, rules and regulations of the library.
  • To deal with all the matters brought to notice by the Librarian.
  • To review the progress of library from time to time.

Activities

  • The committee provides general directions to the library and formulates library policy for use and procedure accordingly.
  • It reviews the functioning of the library with regards to its support to the academic programs of the college.
  • It helps to outline the library collection development policy/acquisition policy as and when required, for its effective implementation with procurement, ordering and technical processing.
  • It assesses the suggestions of the users and its response from time to time.
  • It evaluates the resource procurement accordingly with allocation of the budget.

Library Committee 2015-16

Dr. Sally Enos, PrincipalChairperson
Ms. Navneet Sandhu, LibrarianSecretary
Ms. Bhagyashri Mhatre, LibrarianMember
Dr. Pratima Pradhan , Associate Professor, M.Ed. Dept. Member
Mrs. Geeta R. Thakur, Assistant Professor, B. Ed. Dept. Member
Mr. Satish Shinde, Assistant Professor, B. P. Ed. Dept.Member
Ms. Litty (B.Ed.)
Ms. Khyati Raja (M.Ed.)
Mr. Amit Thite (B.P. Ed.)
Student Member

Library Committee 2014-15

Dr. Sally Enos, PrincipalChairperson
Ms. Bhagyashri Mhatre, LibrarianSecretary
Dr. Pratima Pradhan , Associate Professor, M.Ed. Dept. Member
Mrs. Geeta R. Thakur, Assistant Professor, B. Ed. Dept. Member
Mr. Satish Shinde, Assistant Professor, B. P. Ed. Dept.Member
Ms. Khyati Raja (B.Ed.)
Ms. Shilpa Jeswani (M.Ed.)
Mr. Tejas Parsekar (B.P. Ed.)
Student Member

Library Committee 2013-14

Dr. Sally Enos, PrincipalChairperson
Ms. Bhagyashri Mhatre, LibrarianSecretary
Dr. Pratima Pradhan , Associate Professor, M.Ed. Dept. Member
Mrs. Geeta R. Thakur, Assistant Professor, B. Ed. Dept. Member
Mr. Satish Shinde, Assistant Professor, B. P. Ed. Dept.Member
Ms. Shabnoor Masoom (B.Ed.)
Ms. Alpana Sharma (M.Ed.)
Ms. Manasi Khare (B.P. Ed.)
Student Member

Library Committee 2012-13

Dr. Sally Enos, PrincipalChairperson
Ms. Bhagyashri Mhatre, LibrarianSecretary
Dr. Pratima Pradhan , Associate Professor, M.Ed. Dept. Member
Mrs. Geeta R. Thakur, Assistant Professor, B. Ed. Dept. Member
Mr. Satish Shinde, Assistant Professor, B. P. Ed. Dept.Member
Mrs. Pradnya Jadhav, Assistant Professor, D.Ed. DeptMember
Ronak Shaikh, Assistance LibrarianMember
Ms. Alpana Sharma (B.Ed.)
Mrs. Bindu Tambe (M.Ed.)
Mr. Domnic D’Souza (B.P. Ed.)
Mr. Aakash Gaikwaad (D.Ed.)
Student Member

Library Committee 2011-12

Dr. Sally Enos, PrincipalChairperson
Ms. Bhagyashri Mhatre, LibrarianSecretary
Dr. Pratima Pradhan , Associate Professor, M.Ed. Dept. Member
Mrs. Geeta R. Thakur, Assistant Professor, B. Ed. Dept. Member
Mr. Satish Shinde, Assistant Professor, B. P. Ed. Dept.Member
Mrs. Pradnya Jadhav, Assistant Professor, D.Ed. DeptMember
Ronak Shaikh, Assistance LibrarianMember
Ms. Nandita Shah (B.Ed.)
Mrs. Bindu Tambe (B.Ed.)
Ms. Nandita Shah (M.Ed.)
Mr. Vaibhav Petkar (B.P. Ed.)
Ms. Poonam Gadge (D.Ed.)
Student Member

Library Committee 2010-11

Dr. Sally Enos, PrincipalChairperson
Ms. Bhagyashri Mhatre, LibrarianSecretary
Dr. Pratima Pradhan , Associate Professor, M.Ed. Dept. Member
Mrs. Geeta R. Thakur, Assistant Professor, B. Ed. Dept. Member
Mr. Satish Shinde, Assistant Professor, B. P. Ed. Dept.Member
Mrs. Sunita Malale, Assistant Professor, D.Ed. Dept.Member
Ronak Shaikh, Assistance LibrarianMember
Ms. Nandita Shah (B.Ed.)
Ms. Vinita Desai (M.Ed.)
Mr. Imraan Khan (B.P. Ed.)
Mr. Sagar Panpatil (D.Ed.)
Member

Library Committee 2009-10

Dr. Sally Enos, PrincipalChairperson
Ms. Bhagyashri Mhatre, LibrarianSecretary
Dr. Pratima Pradhan , Associate Professor, M.Ed. Dept. Member
Mrs. Geeta R. Thakur, Assistant Professor, B. Ed. Dept. Member
Mr. Satish Shinde, Assistant Professor, B. P. Ed. Dept.Member
Mrs. Sunita Malale, Assistant Professor, D.Ed. Dept.Member
Ronak Shaikh, Assistance LibrarianMember
Mr. Arjun Thakur (B.Ed.)
Ms. Kavita Rajbhar (M.Ed.)
Mr. Shailesh Zope (B.P. Ed.)
Ms. Jayshree Pawar (D.Ed.)
Member

Objectives

  • To provide a platform for overall development of student teachers through various co-curricular activities decide the activities to be undertaken by the committee.
  • To make the student teachers competent to plan, organize, coordinate co-curricular activities.
  • To provide exposure to student teachers to integrate art, dance, drama in education.

Activities

  • The committee ensures the smooth functioning and celebration of different days and various cultural programmes.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Bhavna Dave
Ms. Alpana Sharma
Student CouncilIndresh Parmar
Sumaiya Khot
Student RepresentativeLopamudra Dutta

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Chitra More
Student CouncilShabnoor Masum
Smitha Muddalgundi
Student RepresentativeAthira Kumar

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs Bhavna Dave
Student CouncilRajesh Kumar
Student RepresentativeMalika Fernandes

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMs. Devanshi Praveen
Student CouncilSonia Vaid
Student RepresentativeChandani Halani
Anita Dutta

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMrs. Geeta S. Thakur
Student CouncilPrasad Pagi
Kavita Phanse
Student RepresentativePriya Kuruvilla