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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.

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher RepresentativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Dr. Geeta Thakur
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Kiranjyot Kaur Mankoo

Women Development Cell Report
The following is a report of various activities conducted by the college for women empowerment:

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse & Personal Safety Education Program:
On 11th and 12th October 2021, a half day training on Understanding Child Sexual Abuse & Personal Safety Education Program was organized by Pillai Group of Institutions with ARPAN, an NGO working towards educating children and adults about personal safety. The content and learning of the training were beyond the academic curriculum focusing on gaining knowledge, skills, and a positive attitude to reach out to children, families and communities at large. We signed a MoU with Arpan and as a part of our collaboration the student teachers, during their internship program, disseminated information among the school children.

Sessions to Empower the student-teachers: The student teachers and alumni of PCER were given an opportunity to become certified CONAT Mentors. Cognitive and natural ability Test (CONAT) is a 60-minute assessment to scientifically measure the Cognitive Abilities and Natural Learning Strengths of Students. The introductory session was open to all the student teachers as well as the alumni of PCER. To become mentors, students had to attend training sessions which was on voluntary basis. Few students went ahead with the training to successfully become certified CONAT Mentors.

The WDC & Well-being club of PCER celebrated International Yoga Day on 21st June 2021 preceded by a week-long online Yoga session to raise awareness on the many benefits of practicing yoga. Yoga is important to keep our mind, body and spirit in good shape. The resource person was Ms. Bharati Iyer who engaged us into different breathing exercises and postures. Students found the session extremely useful and refreshing.

Cooperative Strategies to learn about Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 2003 & Domestic Violence Act-2005.

One of the most serious gender based issues faced by India is the diminishing number of girls. It is thus very essential to ensure survival, protection and empowerment of girls by eliminating the differential in the sex ratio, female foeticide and infant mortality rate. To make the students aware about the issue and the steps taken by the Government to reduce this problem, cooperative learning strategies were used to learn these topics from the course ‘Gender School & Society. Every student realized that to ensure a healthy sex ratio a change in the mindset is needed. Similarly they also thoroughly understood how they could combat against any sort of domestic violence. Proper implementation of the law and sound education can bring a positive attitude towards the girl child.

Composition
ConvenerDr. Sally Enos
Teacher representativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Dr. Geeta Thakur
Non-teaching staff representativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO memberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Divya Samota
Ms. Ashrita Prasad

The objectives of the Women Development Cell are multifaceted, aiming to maintain and strengthen the status of women while creating awareness of their inherent potential. This includes fostering social consciousness regarding the myriad issues women face, particularly gender discrimination, and developing their self-confidence. Additionally, the it seeks to educate women about relevant welfare laws and assert the importance of equality across various dimensions, including spiritual, economic, social, racial, and gender realms. Moreover, it emphasizes the significance of health, hygiene, and general well-being, organizing seminars and workshops on women’s development. The cell is dedicated to preventing sexual harassment and providing a dignified, supportive working and learning environment for female students and staff, encouraging them to explore their full potential. Furthermore, it aims to educate women according to their professional prospects, fostering growth and self-dependence by motivating them to develop entrepreneurial skills.

Cooperative Learning Strategies for Understanding Gender-Based Legislation: Addressing the pressing gender-based challenges in India, particularly the declining number of girls, requires concerted efforts towards their survival, protection, and empowerment. To foster awareness and understanding among students, cooperative learning strategies were employed to delve into key legislative measures such as the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 2003 and the Domestic Violence Act 2005 within the course ‘Gender, School & Society’. Through collaborative learning, students gained insights into the gravity of these issues and the government’s initiatives to tackle them effectively.

Recognizing the critical need to rebalance skewed sex ratios and combat female foeticide and infant mortality rates, students engaged in cooperative learning activities to grasp the significance of these legislative frameworks. They collectively acknowledged the necessity for a paradigm shift in societal mindsets to ensure a healthy sex ratio and safeguard the rights of girls. Furthermore, students comprehensively explored strategies for combating domestic violence, understanding the pivotal role of proper law enforcement and comprehensive education in fostering a positive attitude towards the girl child. By utilizing cooperative learning methodologies, students not only enhanced their understanding of gender-based legislation but also internalized the importance of proactive participation in addressing these societal challenges. Through collaborative discussions and shared insights, they developed a deeper appreciation for the multifaceted approaches required to promote gender equality and ensure the well-being of girls. Such cooperative strategies not only facilitate learning but also empower students to become active agents of change in fostering a more inclusive and equitable society.

International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and fervour at Pillai College of Engineering, New Panvel on 8th March, 2023. To acknowledge the achievements of women, the Soroptimist Excellence Award ceremony, was organized by Soroptimist International Bombay, Chembur. The theme of the event was “Embrace Equity.” The event aimed to recognize and honor the outstanding contributions of Mrs. Swathi Mukherjee, the managing trustee of Vatsalya Foundation, dedicated to the welfare and holistic development of children in need of care and protection. The program commenced with a warm welcome from Dr. Daphne Pillai, who introduced Mrs. Swathi Mukherjee to the audience. Mrs. Mukherjee’s notable background in psychology and social work, coupled with her commitment to education, made her a deserving recipient of the Soroptimist Excellence Award. She shared her inspiring journey, emphasizing the values of passion, observation skills, listening, innovation, training, and empathy, encapsulated in the acronym “POLITE,” which guides the foundation’s work. Mrs. Mukherjee recounted her challenges in ensuring moral values and quality education for the children under Vatsalya Foundation’s care. The session concluded with an interactive Q&A, where attendees engaged with Mrs. Mukherjee, seeking insights into her experiences. The event reached its pinnacle as Namrata ma’am, Dr. Daphne Pillai, and other distinguished guests felicitated Mrs. Swathi Mukherjee with a trophy from the Soroptimist Foundation and a generous donation for Vatsalya Foundation. The ceremony concluded successfully, leaving a lasting impact on everyone present and reinforcing the importance of recognizing and celebrating individuals dedicated to social welfare.

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher RepresentativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Mrs. Bindu Tambe
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Larissa Periera

Women Development Cell Report
The following is a report of various activities conducted by the college for women empowerment:

In association with Baha’i Academy, Panchgani, the WDC of PCER-Panvel organized a 5-day workshop from 7th to 11th March, 2021 on ‘Self-development & Capacity Building’ for student teachers with an objective to develop their personality, discover their inherent power, demonstrate the values, attitudes and skills necessary for self-empowerment. Many candidates registered for the same. The sessions were interactive with interesting activities on each day to highlight the objective of the sessions. Upon completion of the workshop, students were presented with e-certificates.

PCER Panvel celebrated the power of women on 9th March, 2021 to celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March). Each year our college creates specific programmes for this special day dedicated to the resilience, strength and empowerment of women. This year the theme for International Women’s Day as per the UN was #ChoosetoChallenge#. Keeping the theme in mind, students selected poems in Hindi, English and Marathi to honour women. There were presentations on women in sports, women in uniform, women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine. There were interesting and novel virtual games for all. Even though it was a programme to celebrate women power and the choices they have, the male students of the college also participated enthusiastically. The programme was planned and organized by the students of second-year B.Ed. and all the students and faculty participated in the programme.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Bandodkar College, Thane had organized a National-level debate competition. Convenor of WDC, Dr. Bhavna Dave, trained two of our students Ms. Kiran Mankoo and Ms. Priyanka Singh to write their views in opposition and proposition of the topic mentioned, prepare a video and send as participation in the above debate competition. They came back with a consolation prize!

The WDC & well-being club of PCER Panvel in association with edukidz International Preschool, Khanda Colony celebrated the International Day of Happiness by organizing a dance and fitness session (online and offline mode) for all the student, alumni and staff members on 28th March 2021. The activity was facilitated by Mr. Sanket Pawar from edukidz International to ensure well-being and happiness of staff and students with happy dance work-out for a happy mind. Students and their families participated with full vigour and enthusiasm to ensure that International Day of Happiness is imbibed by all!

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher RepresentativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Mrs. Bindu Tambe
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Larissa Periera
Ms. Anna Susan George

Women Development Cell Report
Various activities conducted by the college for women empowerment:

The WDC members helped to organize Gallery Walk to learn about Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 2003 & Domestic Violence Act-2005- To make the students aware about the laws for women safety and protection, cooperative learning strategies like the Gallery walk and Jigsaw were used to learn these topics from the course ‘Gender School & Society. Every student realized that to ensure a healthy sex ratio a change in the mindset is needed. Similarly they also thoroughly understood how they could combat against any sort of domestic violence.

Anti-Dowry Movement, Bombay organized Intercollegiate Elocution Competition for B.Ed. Colleges on 3rd October, 2019. The Women’s Development Cell encouraged and trained students- Ms. Harvinder Kaur and Archana Jha to participate in the event.

The Women Development Cell along with the Well Being Club of PCER-Panvel organized a 3 day workshop on Disaster Management on 14th November, 2019. It was an honour to have Commander Smt. Rajeshwari Kori, Deputy Controller and Civil Defense and Asst. Deputy Controller K. R. Kurkute at our college to show various techniques for Disaster Management (First aid, Fire and Rescue operations). Smt. Rajeshwari Kori, an inspiring woman has worked with Indian Navy and the first Indian women pioneer to have sailed on-board a warship in uniform. She took step to bring gender equality in Indian Navy. Students were truly inspired by her journey.

Pillai Group of Institutions in association with Soroptomist International Bombay Chembur marked the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence from 25th November to 10th December, 2019. Various talks were organized as a part of this programme. Ms. Yvette Lee conducted a session on the theme- ‘Generation Equality’ for the B.Ed. students.

On 6th March, 2020, Session on Gender Sensitization: A talk on ‘Gender Sensitzation’ by Mrs. Dolly James was organized by the WDC. With 30 years of experience in social work with NGOs at grass root level, it was an honour to have her at our college. The talk included gender equality, problems faced by LGBTQ; discrimination, abuse, mental health, government policies, bill guaranteeing rights to the group. As a teacher it is important to have a positive attitude as they bring about a change in society.

Quiz Competition on the theme “Women who made India Proud” – On 6th March, 2020, a quiz competition was held for the students of F.Y. B.Ed. This competition helped to encourage students to read books, surf the internet and gather information on women who have made an identity for themselves and also made India proud. Along with enjoyment this activity helped to inspire students to be more confident and strive to accomplish their goals in life.

A poster competition for the S.Y. B.Ed. students was organized in the college with the theme ‘Issues related to women’ Or ‘Women empowerment’ dedicated to International Women’s Day. We had great participation with colourful alluring posters from each group.

International Women’s Day- Pillai Group of Institutions along with the Soroptimist Welfare Association had planned to celebrate International Women’s Day. The Soroptimist Excellence Award-was going to be presented to Ms. Nidhi Goyal, an activist, trainer and researcher – Disability, Rights & Gender Justice on 5th March, 2020. However due to the circular received from the Government for avoiding gatherings due to the Pandemic- Covid 19, the huge programme could not take place.

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher RepresentativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Mrs. Bindu Tambe
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Harwindar Kaur Bhamrah
Mr. Sachin Kamble

Women Development Cell Report
Various activities conducted by the college for women empowerment:

Session on Safety & Designing your Well-being: On 3rd December 2018, a session titled Independence: ‘The Art of Survival’ was organized. The resource persons were Dr. Sudhakar Upadhyay and Ms. Apoorva Wadikar from “AnSs” which is an institution that conducts programmes for all sections to motivate and inspire the participants to work on their physical, mental, and spiritual growth constantly to achieve true Independence. The session emphasized the fact that Self-defence is a mode of life pattern that every living being must execute constantly throughout his / her existence. Various strategies that can be used in case of emergencies were explained to protect oneself in any noxious event like hitting on the temple, banging with a phone, hitting on knees or groin and others.

Debate Competition on the theme “Women who made India Proud”: On 8th March 2019, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, a debate competition was held for the students of F.Y. B.Ed. & S.Y. B. Ed. The students participated in teams of four. This competition helped to encourage students to read books, surf the internet and gather information on women who have made an identity for themselves and made India proud. Along with enjoyment this activity helped to inspire students to be more confident and strive to accomplish their goals in life.

The Soroptimist Women Achiever’s Award: Pillai Group of Institutions along with the Soroptimist International Bombay, Chembur also celebrated International Women’s Day. The Soroptimist Women Achiever’s Award was presented to Ms. Jyoti Mhapsekar, the president of Stree Mukti Sanghatana (Women’s Liberation Organization). A session with her work on decentralized Zero-waste models, Biogas technology and her contribution to women’s movements. She is a recipient of the Hirkani award from Mumbai Doordarshan, Savitribai Phule award from Government of Maharashtra and the Narishakti Puraskar from the President of India in 2016. The staff and students of PCER-Panvel actively participated in this programme.

Cooperative Strategies to learn about Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 2003 & Domestic Violence Act-2005: One of the most serious gender-based issues faced by India is the diminishing number of girls. It is thus very essential to ensure survival, protection, and empowerment of girls by eliminating the differential in the sex ratio, female foeticide and infant mortality rate. To make the students aware about the issue and the steps taken by the Government to reduce this problem, cooperative learning strategies were used to learn these topics from the course ‘Gender School & Society. Every student realized that to ensure a healthy sex ratio a change in the mindset is needed. Similarly, they also thoroughly understood how they could combat against any sort of domestic violence. Proper implementation of the law and sound education can bring a positive attitude towards the girl child.

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher RepresentativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Mrs. Bindu Tambe
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Deepa Vinod
Ms. Aarshee Sayyed

Women Development Cell Report
The following is a report of various activities conducted by the college for women empowerment:

Session on Gender Sensitization: PCER-Panvel organized a session on Gender Sensitization on 12th December 2017. The guest speaker Mrs. Dolly James is a social work consultant at Navjeevan Centre and is currently working on the Transgender Reintegration Programme with the Navodaya Movement. In lucid and precise words, Mrs. Dolly James explained the concept of sex & gender and ‘LGBTIQ’ which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer. She rightly pointed out that “The ultimate PROBLEM is the REJECTION of something you know nothing about and still refuse to UNDERSTAND.” She said that transpeople are seen as deviant, immoral and delusional. She went on to clarify that being a transgender is not a mental illness and it can be cured by treatment or counseling or marriage. She gave examples of transgenders who are popular in certain fields and have prestigious positions. She threw light on the fact that it is not enough that the Government makes policies for transgenders but it is important that we the people change our mindset and accept them- in our housing societies, in our workplaces, in religious places, in schools and colleges and in the society! She concluded by sharing the helpline number for transgenders and requested the to-be teachers to spread awareness and have a positive attitude towards the Transgender community.

Survey on the awareness and attitude of women towards PNDT Act-1994: The students of PCER-Panvel conducted a small research activity in the month of November and December 2017, in which data was collected from a sample size of 274 pregnant women with the help of a questionnaire. The result of the survey was very encouraging as majority of the women were aware that pre-natal sex determination is a punishable act and they were also against the termination of the female fetus. However, it was also found that a few doctors hesitated to give permission to collect data on such matters. It was also seen that a change of attitude still needs to be brought amongst the women and their families belonging to the lower strata of the society.

Women Health Awareness: PCER-Panvel organized a session on Neck and Back Pain Management for the students on 11th November 2017. The guest speaker was Dr. Ram Chaddha, a renowned Spine surgeon recently dean at the Apollo hospital, Navi Mumbai. With 27 years of experience, he holds international fellowships and has many awards to his credit. He explained to the students problems occurring with the spine in the easiest and simplest possible way. He gave information regarding multiple approaches to cure spine related issues. He threw light on how teachers and students could take care and manage their neck and back pain and also emphasized the fact that prevention is always better than cure. Thus he appealed to the students to have the right meal and exercise required for the body to keep away from such ailments.

Session on “Be Prepared Be safe”: Dr. Bhavna Dave, convener of the Women Development Cell, conducted a session on women safety for the B.Ed. students on 26th September, 2017. She gave the students useful tips on how to stay safe in public places, when living or travelling alone and in case of being followed by someone. She informed the students about useful mobile apps like – FightBack, Circle of 6, SOS whistle and Life 360 Family locator. She also showed them useful visuals which showed the women what to do and how to act when defense is the last resort. The Navi Mumbai and Mumbai police and state helpline numbers were also shared with the students. Such sessions help to instill a sense of confidence among the students and make them bold to face the challenges they face in their daily life as women.

Pillai group of institutions along with Soroptimist International, Bombay, Chembur celebrated International Women’s Day on 27th February, 2018. The Soroptimist Women Achievers Award was presented to Ms. Shaheen Mistri, an Indian social activist and educator for her remarkable contributions to the society. She is the founder of Akanksha Foundation, an Indian non-profit educational initiative in Mumbai and Pune. She is also the CEO of Teach For India since 2008. The staff and students of PCER-Panvel actively participated in this programme.

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-chargeMrs. Bhanu Yadav
Student CouncilMs. Jisha Biju
Student RepresentativesMs. Ankita Bhandari
Ms. Komal Solanke

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMrs. Bhanu Yadav
Student CouncilMs. Seemran Sahaani
Student RepresentativesMs. Moumi Mitra
Ms. Yukta Singh

Ragging refers to an act that violates the dignity of an individual. Most of the times ragging means playing tricks on somebody. But ragging in today’s times has become a menace, a human right violation.

In India, under the guise of welcoming new students into college, the senior students adopt damaging forms of interaction which leads to serious psychological issues. In 2009, University Grants Commission (UGC) has passed the “UGC regulation on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions, 2009”.

Ragging is still considered a serious problem in our institution. We have various means to communicate to students about the seriousness of ragging and our attitude towards ragging.

The anti- ragging pledge is displayed prominently in our college and students are required to read it and submit their undertaking. We do not stop at the physical aspects of ragging; we also check for psychological issues arising from student behaviour or teacher behaviour.

We are a teacher-training institute and training students to not only become effective teachers but also a humane and kind individual is also a necessity. Problems of bullying and ragging that they may encounter later as teachers requires us to prepare them today to deal with such situations!

We provide a disciplined and safe environment to our students and keep a continuous watch and vigil both offline and online over ragging to prevent any untoward incident in our college. We have a very active Anti-ragging, Cell.

Activities undertaken by the Anti-ragging Cell
Various activities were conducted throughout the academic session to highlight the purpose of the cell.

Orientation to ragging as a serious issue: All our students are introduced to the concept of ragging and anti-ragging. Awareness is created regarding what constitutes as ragging is done through presentation, small video clips, case studies are discussed in the class to highlight our stand on the issue.

Completion of anti-ragging pledge: Our students complete the online anti-ragging pledge and submit the same online as well as a hard copy is maintained by the college in our files. It is mandatory activity for all our students. Students of the second year of the college have to renew their pledge.

Counselling: Apart from the counselling done by the Principal and the teachers, we also have our in-house counsellor Ms. Yvette Lee who conducts sessions with the students as a group and also on an individual basis. She Conducts sessions on topics like handling stress in professional and personal life, stress due to the course at hand. She is available to the students to discuss matters on a personal level, either face to face or through telephonic conversations and emails.

Training: Our students are oriented to deal with school students. As part of their two-year course, they have to complete an internship period of 5 months in various schools and colleges. During this time, they are in direct contact with the students. We train them to detect student behaviour and also how to handle different types of behaviours. They are educated to notice signs among children which may show symptoms of ragging and the proper procedure for handling such issues, if and when they arise. During subject teaching, our students are encouraged to give positive reinforcements as well as positive teaching to the students.

Yoga sessions: In order to remove any stress in our lives, Yoga is a very good medium and we give our students an opportunity to participate in Yoga and meditation in our college. We invite experts from the field and as well as in-house teachers conduct Yoga and meditation for our students.

Self – development modules: We also conduct self-development activities for our students which teaches them about self-esteem, self-confidence, resilience self-compassion, etc. through various activities which helps students develop a positive self-image of the students.

Movies and videos: As per the UGC requirement, our students are given opportunities to watch various movies and videos on ragging and its ill effects. The weblinks are forwarded to the students and later these videos and movies are discussed in class.

Reflections: As so many varieties of activities were conducted by the anti-ragging cell, the entire academic year did not present any incidences of ragging in our institution. But as mentioned earlier, ragging may not always be physically visible but happen at a micro level. This year presented a different set of issues as everything was online due to the pandemic situation. But students were engaged using the available means to sensitize them to the problems and consequences of ragging.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher-in-chargeDr. Rakhi Sawlani
Student CouncilMr, Nirmit Dhuri
Student RepresentativeMs. Aysha Ali
Mr. Balakrishna Jadhav

Ragging refers to an act that violates the dignity of an individual. Most of the time ragging means playing tricks on somebody. But ragging in today’s times have become a menace, a human right violation.

In India, under the guise of welcoming new students into college, the senior students adopt damaging forms of interaction which leads to serious psychological issues. In 2009, University Grants Commission (UGC) has passed the “UGC regulation on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions, 2009”.

Ragging is still considered a serious problem in our institution. We have various means to communicate to students about the seriousness of ragging and our attitude towards ragging.

The anti- ragging pledge is displayed prominently in our college and students are required to read it and submit their undertaking. We do not stop at the physical aspects of ragging; we also check for psychological issues arising from student behaviour or teacher behaviour.

We are a teacher-training institute and training students to not only become effective teachers but human and kind individuals is also our responsibility. Problems of bullying and ragging that they may encounter later as teachers requires us to prepare them today to deal with such situations!

We provide a disciplined and safe environment to our students and keep a continuous watch and vigil both offline and online over ragging to prevent any untoward incident in our college. We have a very active Anti-ragging Cell.

Activities undertaken by the Anti-ragging Cell:

The Anti-ragging cell comprises of the principal of the college, Dr. Sally Enos, teacher-in-charge, Dr. Rakhi Sawlani and the General Secretary of the batch, Mr. Nirmit Dhuri. Once the cell is formed, we conduct various activities throughout the academic sessions to highlight the purpose of the cell.

Orientation to Ragging as a Serious Issue: All our students are introduced to the concept of ragging and anti-ragging. An awareness is created regarding what constitutes as ragging is done through presentation, small video clips, case studies are discussed in the class to highlight our stand on the issue.

Completion of Anti-Ragging Pledge: Our students complete the online anti-ragging pledge and submit the same online as well as a hard copy is maintained by the college in our files. It is mandatory activity for all our students. Students of the second year of the college have to renew their pledge.

Counselling: Apart from the counselling done by the Principal and the teachers, we also have our in-house counsellor Ms. Yvette Lee who conducts where sessions with the students as a group and also on an individual basis. She Conducts sessions on topics like handling stress in professional and personal life, stress due to the course at hand. She is available to the students to discuss matters on a personal level, either face to face or through telephonic conversations and emails.

Training: Our students are oriented to deal with school students. As part of their two-year course, they have to complete an internship period of 5 months in various schools and colleges. During this time, they are in direct contact with the students. We train them to detect student behaviour and also how to handle different types of behaviours. They are educated to notice signs among children which may show symptoms of ragging and the proper procedure for handling such issues, if and when they arise. During subject teaching, our students are encouraged to give positive reinforcements as well as positive teaching to the students.

Session on Gender Sensitization: A talk by Mrs. Dolly James was organized by the cell on “Gender Sensitization”. With nearly 30 years of experience in social work with NGOs at grass-root level, it was an honour to have her talk to our students about gender equality, discrimination, abuse, mental health of the members of the LGBTQ community. She also informed us about the government policies, bills which give rights to the members of this community. A teacher must be aware of all these aspects and be sensitive towards others so that any instance of ragging in future and the present times can be handled in a sensitive and correct manner.

Yoga Sessions: In order to remove any stress in our lives, Yoga is a very good medium and we give our students an opportunity to participate in Yoga and meditation in our college. We invite experts from the field and as well as in-house teachers conduct Yoga and meditation for our students.

Self-Development Modules: We also conduct self-development activities for our students which teaches them about self-esteem, self-confidence, resilience self-compassion, etc. through various activities which helps students develop a positive self-image of the students.

Movies and Videos: As per the UGC requirement, our students are given opportunities to watch various movies and videos on ragging and its ill effects. The weblinks are forwarded to the students and later these videos and movies are discussed in class.

Reflections:

As so many varieties of activities were conducted by the anti-ragging cell, the entire academic year did not present any incidences of ragging in our institution. But as mentioned earlier, ragging may not always be physically visible but happen at a micro level. This year presented a different set of issues as everything was online due to the pandemic situation. But students were engaged using the available means to sensitize them to the problems and consequences of ragging

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher-in-chargeMrs. Bindu Tambe
Student CouncilMs. Larissa Periera
Student RepresentativeMs. Bhakare Ashwini

Ragging refers to an act that violates the dignity of an individual. Most of the time ragging means playing tricks on somebody. But ragging in today’s times have become a menace, a human right violation.

In India, under the guise of welcoming new students into college, the senior students adopt damaging forms of interaction which leads to serious psychological issues. In 2009, University Grants Commission (UGC) has passed the “UGC regulation on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions, 2009”.

Ragging is still considered a serious problem in our institution. We have various means to communicate to students about the seriousness of ragging and our attitude towards ragging.

The 2020-2021 Academic year was online due to the lockdown imposed because of corona virus. But even then, understanding the online abuse that takes place, the college continued with all its activity using Google Meet platform. The anti- ragging pledge is displayed prominently in our college and students are required to read it but this year it was scanned and uploaded in the Google Classroom so everyone has access to it. We do not stop at the physical aspects of ragging; we also check for psychological issues arising from student behaviour or teacher behaviour.

We are a teacher-training institute and training students to not only become effective teachers but human and kind individuals is also our responsibility. Problems of bullying and ragging that they may encounter later as teachers requires us to prepare them today to deal with such situations!

We provide a disciplined and safe environment to our students and keep a continuous watch and vigil both offline and online over ragging to prevent any untoward incident in our college. We have a very active Anti-ragging Cell.

Activities undertaken by the Anti-ragging Cell:

The Anti-ragging cell comprises of the principal of the college, Dr. Sally Enos, teacher-in-charge, Bindu S Tambe and the General Secretary of the batch, Ms. Larissa Pereira. Once the cell is formed, we conduct various activities throughout the academic sessions to highlight the purpose of the cell.

Orientation to Ragging as a Serious Issue: All our students are introduced to the concept of ragging and anti-ragging. An awareness is created regarding what constitutes as ragging is done through presentation, small video clips, case studies are discussed in the class to highlight our stand on the issue.

Completion of Anti-Ragging Pledge: Our students complete the online anti-ragging pledge and submit the same online as well as a hard copy is maintained by the college in our files. It is mandatory activity for all our students. Students of the second year of the college have to renew their pledge from last year.

Counselling: Apart from the counselling done by the Principal and the teachers, we also have our in-house counsellor Ms. Yvette Lee who conducts where sessions with the students as a group and also on an individual basis. She Conducts sessions on topics like handling stress in professional and personal life, stress due to the course at hand. She is available to the students to discuss matters on a personal level, either face to face or through telephonic conversations and emails.

Training: Our students are oriented to deal with school students. As part of their two-year course, they have to complete an internship period of 5 months in various schools and colleges. During this time, they are in direct contact with the students. We train them to detect student behaviour and also how to handle different types of behaviours. They are educated to notice signs among children which may show symptoms of ragging and the proper procedure for handling such issues, if and when they arise. During subject teaching, our students are encouraged to give positive reinforcements as well as positive teaching to the students.

Session on Gender Sensitization: A talk by Mrs. Dolly James was organized by the cell on “Gender Sensitization”. With nearly 30 years of experience in social work with NGOs at grass-root level, it was an honour to have her talk to our students about gender equality, discrimination, abuse, mental health of the members of the LGBTQ community. She also informed us about the government policies, bills which give rights to the members of this community. A teacher must be aware of all these aspects and be sensitive towards others so that any instance of ragging in future and the present times can be handled in a sensitive and correct manner.

Yoga Sessions: In order to remove any stress in our lives, Yoga is a very good medium and we give our students an opportunity to participate in Yoga and meditation in our college. We invite experts from the field and as well as in-house teachers conduct Yoga and meditation for our students.

Self-Development modules: We also conduct self-development activities for our students which teaches them about self-esteem, self-confidence, resilience self-compassion, etc. through various activities which helps students develop a positive self-image of the students.

Movies and Videos: As per the UGC requirement, our students are given opportunities to watch various movies and videos on ragging and its ill effects. The weblinks are forwarded to the students and later these videos and movies are discussed in class.

Reflections:
As so many varieties of activities were conducted by the anti-ragging cell, the entire academic year did not present any incidences of ragging in our institution. But as mentioned earlier, ragging may not always be physically visible but happen at a micro level. This year presented a different set of issues as everything was online due to the pandemic situation. But students were engaged using the available means to sensitize them to the problems and consequences of ragging.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher-in-chargeMrs. Bindu Tambe
Student CouncilMs. Amrita Shree
Student RepresentativeMs. Deepali Indalkar

Ragging refers to an act that violates the dignity of an individual. Most of the time ragging means playing tricks on somebody. But ragging in today’s times has become a menace, a human right violation.

In India, under the guise of welcoming new students into college, the senior students adopt damaging forms of interaction which leads to serious psychological issues. In 2009, University Grants Commission (UGC) has passed the “UGC regulation on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions, 2009”.

Ragging is still given a serious approach in our institution. We have various means to communicate to students about the seriousness of ragging and our attitude towards ragging. The anti- ragging pledge is displayed prominently in our college and students are required to read it. We do not stop at the physical aspects of ragging; we also check for psychological issues arising from student behaviour or teacher behaviour.

Our students go on to become teachers and it is the college responsibility to make sure that along with other aspects of teacher training, we also train them to handle such problems as bullying and ragging.

We provide a disciplined and safe environment to our students and keep a continuous watch and vigil over ragging to prevent any untoward incident in our college. We have a very active Anti-ragging Cell.

Activities undertaken by the Anti-ragging Cell:

Once the cell is formed, we conduct various activities throughout the academic sessions to highlight the purpose of the cell.

Orientation to ragging as a serious issue: All our students are introduced to the concept of ragging and anti-ragging. An awareness is created regarding what constitutes as ragging is done through presentation, small video clips, case studies are discussed in the class to highlight our stand on the issue.

Completion of Anti-Ragging Pledge: Our students complete the online anti-ragging pledge and submit the same online as well as a hard copy is maintained by the college in our files. It is mandatory activity for all our students.

Counselling: Apart from the counselling done by the Principal and the teachers, we also have our in-house counsellor Ms. Yvette Lee who conducts where sessions with the students as a group and also on an individual basis. She Conducts sessions on topics like handling stress in professional and personal life, stress due to the course at hand. She is available to the students to discuss matters on a personal level, either face to face or through telephonic conversations and emails.

Training: Our students are oriented to deal with school students. As part of their two-year course, they have to complete an internship period of 5 months in various schools and colleges. During this time, they are in direct contact with the students. We train them to detect student behaviour and also how to handle different types of behaviours. They are educated to notice signs among children which may show symptoms of ragging and the proper procedure for handling such issues, if and when they arise. During subject teaching, our students are encouraged to give positive reinforcements as well as positive teaching to the students.

Yoga Sessions: In order to remove any stress in our lives, Yoga is a very good medium and we give our students an opportunity to participate in Yoga and meditation in our college. We invite experts from the field and as well as in-house teachers conduct Yoga and meditation for our students. Sessions are also organized on brain training exercises which allow our students to develop alertness in campus and outside of it.

Self-Development Modules: We also conduct self-development activities for our students which teach them about self-esteem, self-confidence, resilience self-compassion, etc. through various activities which helps students develop a positive self-image of the students.

Movies and Videos: As per the UGC requirement, our students are given opportunities to watch various movies and videos on ragging and its ill effects. The web links are forwarded to the students and later these videos and movies are discussed in class.

Reflections:

As so many varieties of activities were conducted by the anti-ragging cell, the entire academic year did not present any incidences of ragging in our institution. But as mentioned earlier, ragging may not always be physically visible but happen at a micro level. Some students mentioned that they feel isolated in the class due to their regional diversity or linguistic diversity. The anti-ragging cell discussed the issue with the class and it was stressed that a diverse class should be appreciated and understand the variety of cultures that come together.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher-in-chargeMrs. Bindu Tambe
Student CouncilMs. Ambika Jha
Student RepresentativeMs. Gurminder Parmar
Ms. Deepshikha Mishra

At the time of orientation, students were given undertaking. The document “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009” was made available to students to read through display board, blog and google group. All students read these UGC regulations and submitted the undertaking. Students also filled the undertaking by Aman movement.

A blog on anti-ragging is created to create awareness about various aspects of anti-ragging. Helpline no., link to lodge a complaint and all important documents related to anti ragging and corporal punishment also posted on the blog. Some articles on ragging, tips on preventing ragging, an article about laws related to Ragging also posted for students. Another page on bullying includes information about bullying. It also gives access to online training on cyber bullying. Another page is about corporal punishment which has information related to corporal punishment. It has two award winning videos on corporal punishment.

Students watched videos about bullying and the discussion was carried out. It was an eye opener session for all.

Students were divided into groups and asked to choose a topic. Students chose various themes like game addiction, bullying punishment, ragging etc., and created posters in the group.

Students carried out discussion on the above-mentioned topic through an online discussion forum. They also wrote about their learning experiences in their reflective journals.

Students carried out small survey by collecting data using google form. They studied topics like causes of ragging, effects of ragging, adolescent suicide, smart phone addition, child abuse, internet addiction etc. These small surveys were very helpful for them to understand the various aspects of the issues and problems.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher-in-chargeMrs. Bindu Tambe
Student CouncilMs. Annu Binoy
Student RepresentativeMs. Kanchan Patil

At the time of orientation, students were given undertaking. The document “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009” was made available to students to read through display board, blog and google group. All students read these UGC regulations and submitted the undertaking. Students also filled the undertaking by Aman movement.

Through Anti-ragging page of blog, students were given the material to read based on corporal punishment. Ms. Kanchan Sharma, Ms. Annu Binoy, Ms. Sanjana Gandhi and Ms. Renu Sharma, Students participated in symposium on the topic Corporal punishment on 30th August, 2017. They put forward their views on corporal punishment. Even other students participated in discussion which followed symposium. Students did web questing and supported the discussion with real life examples related to corporal punishment. The further discussion session was about strategies to solve the problem of corporal punishment.

A blog on anti-ragging is created to create awareness about various aspects of anti-ragging. Helpline no., link to lodge a complaint and all important documents related to anti ragging and corporal punishment also posted on the blog. Some articles on ragging, tips on preventing ragging, an article about laws related to Ragging also posted for students. Another page on bullying includes information about bullying. It also gives access to online training on cyber bullying. Another page is about corporal punishment which has information related to corporal punishment. It has two award winning videos on corporal punishment.

Students watched videos about bullying and the discussion was carried out. It was an eye opener session for all.

Students were divided into groups and asked to choose a topic. Students chose various themes like game addiction, bullying punishment, ragging etc., and created posters in the group.

Students carried out discussion on the above-mentioned topic through an online discussion forum. They also wrote about their learning experiences in their reflective journals.

Students carried out small survey by collecting data using google form. They studied topics like causes of ragging, effects of ragging, adolescent suicide, smart phone addition, child abuse, internet addiction etc. These small surveys were very helpful for them to understand the various aspects of the issues and problems.

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

Application Form

Objectives

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

Activities

view Mechanism for Grievance Cell (.pdf)

Minutes of the Meeting

view Minutes of Grievance-Redressal Cell (.pdf)

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Ms. Seemran Sahaani
Student Council MembersMs. Umaima Dhature
Ms. Priya Menon
Ms. Ruchita Kadu
Ms. Divya Samota

Students were given an orientation to the grievance redressal system. Categories of grievances such as:
1. Academic – Teaching of Theoretical Courses, Class notes, Presentations, Examinations, Research etc.

2. Non-Academic – Teacher Conduct, Harassment of any kind, opportunities & exposure, Infrastructure, Minority, SC/ST/OBC-related issues, Women-centric issues

Students were given Information regarding the link for submitting grievances, location of suggestion box for submitting their suggestions/ grievances/ opinions.

The Mechanism of grievance redressal was explained.

The Students were introduced to the grievance cell members.

The Institution counselor Ms. Yvette Lee introduced herself and informed them the appropriate channels of communication.

Provision of personal guidance and counselling sessions were taken up whenever required.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Ms. Seemran Sahaani
Student Council MembersMs. Umaima Dhature
Ms. Priya Menon
Ms. Ruchita Kadu
Ms. Divya Samota

Students were given an orientation to the grievance redressal system. Categories of grievances such as:

  • Academic- Teaching of theoretical Courses, class notes, presentations, examinations, research etc.
  • Non-academic- Teacher conduct, harassment of any kind, opportunities & exposure, infrastructure, minority, SC/ST/OBC-related issues, women-centric issues.

Students were given information regarding the link for submitting grievances, location of suggestion box for submitting their suggestions/ grievances/ opinions. The mechanism of grievance redressal was explained and the students were introduced to the grievance cell members.

Provision of personal guidance and counselling sessions were taken up whenever required.

A comprehensive evaluation through a student satisfaction survey conducted on July 28, 2023. Both online and offline modes were utilized to gather feedback from students regarding their experiences with teaching and non-teaching staff members. An online survey, facilitated through a Google Form, provided students with the opportunity to express their satisfaction levels. Simultaneously, an offline form was distributed on the college premises, featuring a list of staff members along with assigned numbers, allowing students to conveniently identify and rate their experiences.

The implementation of dual survey methods aimed to ensure inclusivity and accessibility, catering to varying preferences among the student body. By offering both online and offline options, Pillai College of Education and Research sought to maximize participation and gather a comprehensive understanding of student perspectives. The use of a Google Form for online feedback and an offline form distributed within the college premises facilitated a streamlined data collection process, enhancing the efficiency of the grievance redressal mechanism.

The survey results serve as a vital resource for Pillai College of Education and Research in addressing student grievances effectively. By analysing feedback on teaching and non-teaching staff members’ performance and satisfaction levels, the institution can identify areas of improvement and implement targeted interventions. Moreover, the utilization of both online and offline platforms underscores the institution’s commitment to ensuring a robust grievance redressal mechanism that prioritizes student voices and fosters a culture of continuous improvement within the academic environment.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Nirmit Dhuri
Student Council MembersSonal Didwaniya
Shweta Mahajan
Supreet Kaur
Farida Vohra
Kanchan Mashilkar

Students were given an orientation to the grievance redressal system. Categories of grievances such as:
1. Academic – Teaching of theoretical Courses, class notes, presentations, examinations, research etc.
2. Non-Academic – Teacher conduct, Harassment of any kind, Opportunities & exposure, Infrastructure, Minority, SC/ST/OBC-related issues, women-centric issues

Students were given information regarding the link for submitting grievances, location of suggestion box for submitting their suggestions/ grievances/ opinions.

The Mechanism of Grievance Redressal was explained.

The students were introduced to the grievance cell members.

The Institution Counselor Ms. Yvette Lee introduced herself and informed them the appropriate channels of communication.

Provision of Personal Guidance and counselling sessions were taken up whenever required.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Jasmine Parulekar
Student Council MembersAditi Shanbag
Priyanka Singh
Kiranjyot Mankoo

Students were given an orientation to the Grievance Redressal system. Categories of grievances such as:
1. Academic – Teaching of theoretical Courses, class notes, presentations, examinations, research etc.
2. Non-Academic – Teacher conduct, harassment of any kind, opportunities & exposure, infrastructure, minority, SC/ST/OBC-related issues, women-centric issues

Students were given information regarding the link for submitting grievances, location of suggestion box for submitting their suggestions/ grievances/ opinions.

The mechanism of grievance redressal was explained.

The students were introduced to the grievance cell members.

The institution counselor Ms. Yvette Lee introduced herself and informed them the appropriate channels of communication.

Provision of personal guidance and counselling sessions were taken up whenever required.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Larissa Periera
Student Council MembersAnna George
Dipali Chaudhary
Suchitra Pillai
Purnima Shetty

Students were given an orientation to the Grievance Redressal system. Categories of grievances such as:
1. Academic – Teaching of theoretical Courses, class notes, presentations, examinations, research etc.
2. Non-Academic – Teacher conduct, harassment of any kind, opportunities & exposure, infrastructure, minority, SC/ST/OBC-related issues, Women-centric issues

Students were given information regarding the link for submitting grievances, location of suggestion box for submitting their suggestions/ grievances/ opinions.

The mechanism of grievance redressal was explained.

The students were introduced to the grievance cell members.

The institution counselor Ms. Yvette Lee introduced herself and informed them the appropriate channels of communication.

Provision of personal guidance and counselling sessions were taken up whenever required.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Harwinder Kaur
Student Council MembersArchana Jha
Pooja Talreja
Enpreet Arora
Dipali Indalkar

Students were given an orientation to the grievance redressal system. Categories of grievances such as:
1. Academic – Teaching of theoretical Courses, class notes, presentations, examinations, research etc.
2. Non-academic – Teacher conduct, harassment of any kind, opportunities & exposure, infrastructure, minority, SC/ST/OBC-related issues, women-centric issues

Students were given information regarding the link for submitting grievances, location of suggestion box for submitting their suggestions/ grievances/ opinions.

The mechanism of grievance redressal was explained.

The students were introduced to the grievance cell members.

The institution counselor Ms. Yvette Lee introduced herself and informed them the appropriate channels of communication.

Provision of personal guidance and counselling sessions were taken up whenever required

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Harwinder Kaur
Student Council MembersArchana Jha
Pooja Talreja
Enpreet Arora
Dipali Indalkar

Students were given an orientation to the grievance redressal system. Categories of grievances such as:
1. Academic – Teaching of theoretical Courses, class notes, presentations, examinations, research etc.
2. Non-academic – Teacher conduct, harassment of any kind, opportunities & exposure, infrastructure, minority, SC/ST/OBC-related issues, women-centric issues

Students were given information regarding the link for submitting grievances, location of suggestion box for submitting their suggestions/ grievances/ opinions.

The mechanism of grievance redressal was explained.

The students were introduced to the grievance cell members.

The institution counselor Ms. Yvette Lee introduced herself and informed them the appropriate channels of communication.

Provision of personal guidance and counselling sessions were taken up whenever required

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Bhavna Dave
General Secretary (B.Ed.)Annu Binoy Joseph
Student Council MembersAldrian Augustine
Yogita Patil
Renu Sharma
Sanjana Gandhi

Students were given an orientation to the Grievance Redressal system. Categories of grievances such as:
1. Academic – Teaching of theoretical Courses, class notes, presentations, examinations, research etc.
2. Non-Academic – Teacher conduct, harassment of any kind, opportunities & exposure, infrastructure, minority, SC/ST/OBC-related issues, women-centric issues

Students were given information regarding the link for submitting grievances, location of suggestion box for submitting their suggestions/ grievances/ opinions.

The mechanism of grievance redressal was explained.

The students were introduced to the grievance cell members.

The Institution counselor Ms. Yvette Lee introduced herself and informed them the appropriate channels of communication.

Provision of personal guidance and counselling sessions were taken up whenever required.

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

The institution has a placement cell which is associated with schools like the Ryan Group, New Horizon Public School, Delhi Public School, Barns High School, Changu Kana Thakur School, and in-house schools. The student teachers get placed in these institutions through walk in interviews organized by them.

The working of the placement cell can be seen clearly in the below mentioned flow chart:
Placement-Cell

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-chargeDr. Geeta S. Thakur
Student council member--
Student representativeMs. Jasmine Parulekar

The Placement cell of PCER generally starts the placement process of the second year B.Ed. and M.Ed. students in the middle of their Semester 4 schedule. A week ahead of the placement drives, a Workshop is conducted to help students make their Résumé and tips are provided to them to prepare for interviews. The Workshop was conducted online on 17th December, 2021.

The following schools started with the online screening of the students followed by offline demonstration lessons. 60% of student teachers participated in the placement drives.
1. Vishwajyot High School, Kharghar
2. Empyrean School, Kharghar
3. Indo-Scotts Global School, Kamothe
4. Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel

In addition to the placement drives, the Placement cell manages two WhatsApp group dedicated to dissemination of placement related information. The students who do not get placed through the placement drives are encouraged to utilize the information for their benefit. References are provided by the Principal and the teacher educators if required.

60% students from 2020-22 batch of B.Ed. and M.Ed. were placed in various schools and colleges across Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. 7% of the students have applied for higher education. 23% did not join anywhere owing to family priorities.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Geeta S. Thakur
Student council memberNirmit Dhuri
Student representativeSatnam Singh Randhawa

(Academic Year 2021-23)

The placement cell of PCER generally starts the placement process of the second year B.Ed. and M.Ed. students in the middle of their Semester 4 schedule. A week long VACC on “Interview Etiquettes” was held ahead of the placement drives. The course was conducted to help students make their Résumé and prepare them to confidently face interviews. The course was conducted online from 16th February, 2023.

The following schools started with the on campus as well as off campus screening of the students followed by demonstration lessons. 80% of student teachers participated in the placement drives.

1. Vishwajyot High School, Kharghar
2. Empyrean School, Kharghar
3. Indo-Scotts Global School, Kamothe
4. Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel
5. Mahatma International School, New Panvel
6. MNR school of Excellence, Kamothe
7. St. Joseph’s High School, New Panvel
8. Radcliffe Group of Schools, Kharghar
9. KPC Junior College of Science and Commerce, Kharghar
10. Shree Balaji International school, Roadpali
11. Podar International School, Nerul
12. New Horizon School, New Panvel
13. Apni Shala Foundation, Kurla

In addition to the placement drives, the Placement cell manages two WhatsApp group dedicated to dissemination of placement related information. The students who do not get placed through the placement drives are encouraged to utilize the information for their benefit. References are provided by the Principal and the teacher educators if required.

74% students from 2021-23 batch of B.Ed. and M.Ed. were placed in various schools and colleges across Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. 14% of the students have applied for higher education. 12% did not join anywhere owing to family priorities.

Vishwajyot High School, Kharghar

Apni Shala Foundation, Kurla

Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel

Empyrean School, Kharghar

Indo Scots Global School, Kamothe

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Geeta S. Thakur
Student council memberMs. Larissa Periera
Student representativeMs. Riya Mathew
Ms. Poornima Shetty

The Placement cell of PCER generally starts the placement process of the second year B.Ed. and M.Ed. students in the middle of their Semester 4 schedule. A week ahead of the placement drives, a workshop is conducted to help students make their Resume and tips are provided to them to prepare for interviews. Being the pandemic year, the workshop was conducted online on 31st December, 2020.

The following schools started with the online screening of the students followed by offline demonstration lessons. 95% of student teachers participated in the placement drives.
1. Vishwajyot High School, Kharghar
2. Empyrean School, Kharghar
3. Indo-Scotts Global School, Kamothe
4. Lokmanya Tilak International School, Koparkhairne

In addition to the Placement drives, the Placement cell manages two WhatsApp group dedicated to dissemination of placement related information. The students who do not get placed through the placement drives are encouraged to utilize the information for their benefit. References are provided by the Principal and the teacher educators if required.

75% students from 2019-21 batch of B.Ed. and M.Ed. were placed in various schools and colleges across Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. 6% went for higher education while 19% did not join anywhere owing to family priorities.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeDr. Geeta S. Thakur
Student council memberMs. Dipali Indalkar
Student representativeMs. Uppu Poornima
Ms. Deepali Dundle

The Placement cell of PCER generally starts the placement process of the second year B.Ed. and M.Ed. students in the middle of their Semester 4 schedule. A week ahead of the placement drives, a workshop is conducted to help students make their Résumé and tips are provided to them to prepare for interviews.

Being pandemic year the following schools started with online screening of the students.
1. Vishwajyot High School, Kharghar
2. Empyrean School, Kharghar
3. VIBGYOR, Kharghar
4. Lokmanya Tilak International School, Koparkhairne

Off campus interviews were also conducted by the following schools.
1. Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Khanda Colony
2. Mahatma School of Academics and Sports, Khanda Colony
3. Mahatma International School, Khanda Colony
4. Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Rasayani
5. MNR High School, Kamothe
6. CKT Junior College, New Panvel
7. Presentation Convent, Nerul
8. Convent of Jesus and Mary International School, Kharghar
9. Orchid International School, Kharghar

In all a total of 70 student teachers participated in the placement drive, 42 were placed. The other student teachers were also place by the beginning of the next academic year. 9 students from B.Ed. went for higher education and 1 from M.Ed. enrolled for Ph.D. after clearing PET.

Apar from this, an orientation to GEMS Dubai was attended by the student teachers from the college. The session was organized by PCER, Chembur in collaboration with Global Education Management Systems (GEMS), Dubai organized an Orientation to International Employment Opportunities for teachers. The session was held on 13th July, 2019 by Mr. Michael Guzder and Ms. Nargish Khambatta with an objective to create awareness among the student teachers on the job opportunities available outside India.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMrs. Geeta S. Thakur
Student council memberMs. Radhika Dave
Student RepresentativeMs. Malka Ahmed
Ms. Nikita Bali

The Placement cell of PCER generally starts the placement process of the second year B.Ed. and M.Ed. students in the middle of their Semester 4 schedule. A week ahead of the placement drives, a workshop is conducted to help students make their Résumé and tips are provided to them to prepare for interviews.

The following schools started with the on-campus screening of the students.
1. Vishwajyot High School, Kharghar
2. Empyrean School, Kharghar
3. VIBGYOR, Kharghar

Off campus interviews were conducted by the following schools.
1. Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Khanda Colony
2. Mahatma School of Academics and Sports, Khanda Colony
3. Mahatma International School, Khanda Colony
4. Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Rasayani
5. MNR High School, Kamothe
6. CKT Junior College, New Panvel
7. Presentation Convent School, Nerul
8. Convent of Jesus and Mary International School, Kharghar
9. New Horizon School, New Panvel

Majority of the student teachers who participated in the placement drive on-campus and off-campus were placed. The other student teachers were also placed by the beginning of the next academic year. 25% students from B.Ed. opted for higher education i.e. M.Ed. after their degree completion.

Composition
PrincipalDr. Sally Enos
Teacher in-chargeMrs. Geeta S. Thakur
Student Council memberMs. Annu Binoy
Student RepresentativeMs. Krishna Acharya
Ms. Sanika Khade

The Placement cell of PCER generally starts the placement process of the second year B.Ed. and M.Ed. students in the middle of their Semester 4 schedule. A week ahead of the placement drives, a workshop is conducted to help students make their Résumé and tips are provided to them to prepare for interviews. A session on “Making a Resume” was conducted by Mrs Geeta S Thakur on 15th January, 2018 to enhance the confidence, help them prepare their CV and Resume and face the interview board boldly and confidently. Placement interviews started off from 24th January, 2018.

The following schools started with the on-campus screening of the students.
1. Vishwajyot High School, Kharghar
2. Empyrean School, Kharghar
3.VIBGYOR, Kharghar

Off campus interviews were conducted by the following schools.
1. Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Khanda Colony
2. Mahatma School of Academics and Sports, Khanda Colony
3. Mahatma International School, Khanda Colony
4. Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Rasayani
5. St. Thomas Senior Secondary School, Panvel
6. MNR High School, Kamothe

Majority of the student teachers who participated in the placement drive on-campus and off-campus were placed. The other student teachers were also placed by the beginning of the next academic year. A few students from B.Ed. opted for higher education after their degree completion.


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
Internal Complaints Committee

The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) is a key component of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act 2013 in India. It is established within workplaces to address complaints of sexual harassment and ensure a safe and respectful working environment for employees, especially women. This act is also applicable to college and higher educational / technical institutes as well. UGC and AICTE have issued guidelines on ‘prevention and redressal of sexual harassment’ which are to be read with the POSH Act, 2013.

Objective of the committee:

  • To create a safe environment for the student teachers
  • To prevent sexual harassment at work place

POSH Act
view POSH Act 2013 (.pdf)

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher representativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Dr. Geeta Thakur
Non-teaching staff representativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO memberMrs. Dolly James
Student representativesJisha Parekkadan
Singh Akshat

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher representativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Dr. Geeta Thakur
Non-teaching staff representativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO memberMrs. Dolly James
Student representativesNirmit Dhuri
Seemran Sahani

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher RepresentativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Dr. Geeta Thakur
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Kiranjyot Kaur Mankoo

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher RepresentativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Mrs. Bindu Tambe
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Larissa Periera

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher RepresentativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Mrs. Bindu Tambe
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Larissa Periera
Ms. Anna Susan George

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher RepresentativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Mrs. Bindu Tambe
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Harwindar Kaur Bhamrah
Mr. Sachin Kamble

Composition
ConvenorDr. Sally Enos
Teacher RepresentativesDr. Bhavna Dave
Mrs. Bindu Tambe
Non-teaching Staff RepresentativeMs. Pramila Shivkar
Gender Sensitive NGO MemberMrs. Dolly James
Student RepresentativesMs. Deepa Vinod
Ms. Aarshee Sayyed