The Association organised "Game of Start-ups", an inter-collegiate event consisting of 8 participants to evaluate student’s ideas, potential and calibre for initiating and developing business proposal across various fields.
Background: Veego Instrument Corporation is a renowned name in manufacturing high quality scientific equipments and devices which provide quality performance. Veego instruments are known for their precise control of parameters and long-term reliability. Veego Instruments are used in various QC and R&D laboratories of Pharmaceutical/ Chemical/ Food/ Petroleum/ Oil and other Industries. Department of Bioanalytical Sciences, SIES College started in August 2019 is an Interdisciplinary Science with syllabus especially catering to the current Pharmaceutical Industry needs. The curriculum of Bioanalytical Sciences consists of testing various parameters of pharmaceutical drugs using sophisticated scientific equipments. Objective: The objective of the Industrial Visit was to introduce students to how equipments /instruments are manufactured and the R&D effort put in the fabrication of these instruments. To make students understand the role of pre validation of the equipments so as to obtain precision in qualitative parameters. To introduce students Good Manufacturing Practices compliances. Impact: The Industry Visit was beneficial to the M.Sc part 1 students of Bioanalytical Sciences as they were able to observe manufacturing and the detailed effort put in designing the instruments they are going to use during their practicals. This Industrial visit was a step taken by the department of Bioanalytical Sciences so as to make the Students understand the various Good Manufacturing practice and Good Laboratory Practices an industry has to comply with and not merely learn in the curriculum.
SIES Skyline started a video series called ‘Around SIES’ on its YouTube channel, where we interview the ‘Humans of SIES’, on 5th Nov, 2019. Our pilot episode was with Dr Uma Shankar, the Principal and Chairperson of Skyline. In the interview, the Principal spoke about the student culture of SIES and also the future prospects the college has for its students. Stay tuned for more such interviews with the alumni, the teachers and the students of SIES.
A Student Symposium was conducted on the theme 'Empathy' in collaboration with the Department of Hindi and sponsored by the Synergy Foundation on 17th February 2020
The NSS Volunteers were appointed for Election Duty to assist the Voters throughout their voting procedures on the day of Lok Sabha Elections.
Tree Plantation Drive at Aarey Colony, Goregaon where NSS volunteers sowed seeds, watered plants, planted saplings and learned about its maintenance.
The department of Mass Media conducted a Seminar for the College where one could improve their editing skills. Ms. Nikhila Chandavarkar conducted the seminar for two days where various aspects of Grammar was explained, exercises were conducted and assignments were given and discussed. Subsequently, the students were enlightened about the uses of different punctuation marks, capital letters in a sentence and types of headlines which benefited the advertising students and aspiring journalists into the bargain.
Dr. Neha Karnik from Department of Economics delivered a lecture on the above mentioned topic to TYBA Psychology students. She also spoke about correct referencing, choosing of a topic etc. It was a very informative lecture especially for those students who pursued research as a part of their internal assesssment.
Orientation session was organized for the students and parents of TYBA Psychology class, with the purpose of informing them about the TYPsychology course structure, evaluation pattern and course demands.
International Yoga Day at University of Mumbai, Fort Campus where the volunteers participated and performed yoga asanas.
SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Sion West celebrated ‘International Yoga Day’ organized by Department of Philosophy in association with Past Students’ Association on 21st June, 2019. A session on ‘Chair Yoga’ was conducted by Mr. Sandeep Solanki, completed formal Yoga training from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanvantari, Kerala, a renowned Yoga trainer and an accomplished Posture Alignment Specialist.
Alumnus of TYBA Philosophy from previous batches were invited to orient the current TYBA Philosophy batch. They interacted and guided the students for future academic pursuits.
An orientation on future prospects in Philosophy by the batch of illustrious alumnus.
Beach Clean Up Drive in association with an organisation named “Beach Please” to understand about untreated waste and how rivers are affected by it at the Mithi River.
Yash Khona conducted an add-on course on “Scratch Programming” for FYBSc(IT) students to improve their logic building and Programming Skills in July 2019
Ajit Gupta and Yash Khona conducted a lecture and hands-on session regarding “Project Guidance” to the TYBSc(IT) students. This lecture series continued for the whole semester.
Dr. Rashmi Bhure organized a field visit to the National Museum of Indian Cinema for TYBA (Politics) students
Shayonnita Mallik, reporter from the Online news paper Scroll, spoke to our TYBA students on Online Reporting.
On 11th July 2019, Shayonnita Mallik, the sub editor of ‘Scroll’, delivered a talk on ‘The Art of Newspaper Reporting”, wherein she spoke about Careers in Journalism and social media as a medium for awareness
• Inaugural event of the Association was organised by conducting a panel discussion of students to mark “World Population Day” on 11th July 2019. Topics covered were Population and Environment, Population as a number game Vs labour force, Optimum and sustainable population.
This was a cultural program to celebrate the occasion of Aashadi Ekadashi. Shree Vikas Gokhale delivered a 'Pravachan (speech typically related to God)' he extensively spoke about the ' Ahankara- An Enemy' . He spoke about a very important topic, giving simple examples. He rightly pointed out that the Ahankara was always punished if any of the religious text was consulted. A few teachers also participated enthusiastically singing various Abhangas (devotional songs). Around 60 students attended the program.
The Commerce Association began its events with a guest lecture delivered by our 1993 BCom alumni, CA Anand Krishnamoorthy, Director, Capita India Ltd. on “Leveraging Commerce Education into the Corporate World”.
"Vishal Bharadwaj's adaptation of the Shakespearean classic Othello, titled Omkara was screened for the literature students on 20th July 2019.
Lecture on ‘Cancer prevention’ by department alumni Mr. Shubakanka Manna, JRF, ACTREC
The Department of Philosophy invited Dr. C.D. Sebastian to give a talk on ‘Rationality in Indian Philosophy’ on 23rd July, 2019.
Dr. C.D. Sebastian, Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay delivered a talk on ‘Rationality in Indian Philosophy’. The resource person spoke about the concept of 'tarka' in Darshanashastra.
As a part of Comparative Study of Religion, Unit on Judaism, Ms. Mayan Sanker gave a talk on ‘Judaism : Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ on 24th July, 2019
Ms. Mayan Sanker delivered a talk on ‘Judaism – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ for students of Comparative Study of Religions. The talk focussed on the progression and evolution of Judaism as a religion.
In collaboration with Praja Foundation on “Empowering Citizens through Right to Information” by Mr. Shailesh Gandhi, Former Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)
• The English Association, under the Film Appreciation Society, screened its first movie, ‘Omkara’ directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, which is an Indian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tragedy “Othello”, on 29th July 2019. Several other movies like ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, ‘Court’, ‘Emma’, ‘Dance like a Man’, ‘Jaane bhi do Yaaro’, and ‘Under the Shadow’ were also screened which were followed by extensive discussion amid the students
Brand IQ Version 3.0, an intra-collegiate competition to test the participant’s knowledge and awareness about local and global brands in industry and the area of operations.
Department past student Ms. Rasika Karkare conducted a workshop on how to deonstrate empathy in therapeutic sessions. The workshop was made interesting as there were many activities. Students appreciated the workshop.
A workshop on Effective presentation skills was conducted in two batches on 6-7th Aug 2019 &8-9 Th Aug 2019. Mrs Shailaja Girishankar was the resource person for the same. The workshop was conducted under the aegis of UGC funding received by the institution.
Ms. Chitra Kelkar spoke about the importance of being in te present moment. She also discusssed a few techniques in achieving the same. In the end she gave the audience a n eclair and asked to pay attention while eating it (eat it mindfully)
Lecture on ‘PIDDosomes’ by department alumni of the Ms.Disha Hiregange, TIFR
TYBSc students visited SIES Institution of chromatography and spectroscopy, Nerul for demonstration of HPLC and GC
The Literature students got a chance to interact with the novelist and academician Dr. Gita Viswanath, Retd. Professor from MS University, Baroda, on 13th August 2019. She also read excerpts from her latest novel "Twice It Happened". Gita Viswanath is also an alumnus of the college. Batch of 1977.
On 13th August 2019, a book discussion was conducted by Dr Gita Viswanath with regard to her debut novel “Twice it happened”, where she spoke about the process of writing and publishing. The event ended with an interactive Q&A session with the students.
HIV AIDS Campaign where the NSS volunteers conducted a HIV AIDS Campaign, for which they made posters, e-posters, essay on HIV AIDS and HIV AIDS symbol out of human chain on 13th and 14th August, 2019.
Retired Major Vinay Shreekant Degaonkar shared his experiences of being in the service of Indian Army. He encouraged the students to join the Army. Listening to the first hand experience had a deeper impact on student. The program helped students realize the importance of Defense, and helped imbibe a feeling of Gratitude towards the defense. NCC, NSS and around 60 students attended the same.
Dr. Vivek Belhekar spoke about the importance of experiments in gaining knowledge about the field of Psychology.
The film was screened under the aegis of our film club and was open to all the degree college students and staff.
A seminar was held on ‘Entrepreneurship’ in the college auditorium 23rd Aug, 2019. It was highly palpable and executed by the team & was attended by more than 100 students. Our brilliant speaker, Prof. Samish Dalal, from S.P. Jain School of Global Management had grabbed everyone’s attention the very minute he started talking. It was his admirable knowledge about entrepreneurship and student-friendly humor that made him distinct. He gave an accountable insight to the students about entrepreneurial world.
Talent Mania powered by Himalaya and Adlabs Imagica was an interdepartmental competition for first year students of both degree and junior college to participate in. This year the team planned for the pageant to comprise of two rounds first a talent round and second a personality round. In the first round the participants displayed their talents within the time frame of one minute. The participants were scored and shortlisted to the next round upon the judge’s discretion. In the second round the judges asked a question which was a situation-based question.The winners of the personality pageant who took the title of Mr and Ms Fresher are Rohak Nair (FYJC Arts) and Adithi Hegde (FYBMS)
• A guest lecture was conducted on “India’s slowdown: Macro Economic Challenges Ahead" by Dr Anand Babu, Assistant Professor, NMIMS, Mumbai on 28 August 2019.
Jayprakash Raut ,our alumnus, working with Squad Infotech, conducted a lecture on “Interview Preparation” for TYBSc(IT) students on 29th August 2019.
TYBA Philosophy students were taken to Kaivalyadham Institute, Lonavla along with Yoga Upasana students for a One Day Field Visit, on 29th August, 2019.
• An interactive session by FINX/ CFX for Economics Students was organised on “Opportunites in Capital market and industries” on 29th August 2019.
Organizers: Department of Bioanalytical Sciences, SIES College in collaboration with Pollux Life Science Solutions, Mumbai Background: Department of Bioanalytical Sciences, SIES College which is Interdisciplinary Science with syllabus especially catering to the current Pharmaceutical Industry needs, in its inaugural month conducted an Orientation Session on “Opportunities in Pharmaceutical Industries” in collaboration with Pollux Life Science Solution, Mumbai (an affiliated training partner of Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council, Maharashtra). Pollux Life Science Solutions has been conducting training programme for students in Drug regulatory affairs and Pharmacovigilance in SIES College for past 2-3 years with 90% placement rate and has a MOU with the College. These training programme are under the aegis of “Skill India Development Initiative” Objective: The objective of the orientation was to introduce students to Skills Development initiative. To make students understand the role of National Skill Development Council (NSDC)/ Life Science Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC) in promoting career opportunities in Pharmaceutical Industries. To introduce students Functional Training programme conducted by Pollux Life Science Solution which is beneficial to Educational Institutions and students participant and the investments of participants. Impact: The programme beneficiaries included faculty and Postgraduate students belonging to Chemical and Biological Sciences background. This orientation was a step taken by the department of Bioanalytical Sciences to bridge the gap between Academics and Industries, so as to make the participants realize that additional skills/ Training are necessary along with degree before venturing in Pharmaceutical industrial jobs market.
SIES Skyline in association with the Value Lab held an online essay writing competition on 5th Sept, 2019. The topics given were ‘Earth 2050, Humanity, and Global Warming’. The essay was based on the value of the month – “responsibility”. The essay comprised of 350 words with a focus on the chosen theme. The winning article was published in Skyline Volume: 8 issue 1. The winners of this competition were awarded with certificates from Skyline.
The Department organised a Guest Talk on ‘Choiceless Awareness’ on 9th September, 2019. The resource person was Swami Chidananda, founder – FOWAI (Flame Of Who Am I).
Swami Chidananda founder of FOWAI (Flame of Who Am I) & an expert on J. Krishnamurthi’s philosophy, delivered a talk on ‘Choiceless Awareness’. Swami Chidananda brought out the importance of being 'completely aware in the present' to make rational choices in life.
A Digital Poster Making Competition on environmental issues of Amazon Forest Fire and Save Aarey to develop care and concern towards nature.
The Department of English screened the film "Court" in order to sensitize the students on injustices meted out to the underprivileged on 11th September 2019 under the aegis of its film club.
Blood Donation Drive was organised by the NSS Unit in the College premises in association with Sion Hospital Blood Bank and successfully collected 142 units of blood from donors.
The Commerce Association organised The Ad Mad Show, an intra-collegiate advertisement making competition to test creativity, pursuance, presentation and marketing skills of participants.
Ms. Anuya Dharap organized the movie screening of the film " Chalk and Duster" to celebrate teacher's day. The movie covers various aspects of the academic life , some of them are teacher student relationship, including the communication. Students enjoyed talking about the film since it deals with their own concerns, they expressed that there was a need for these kinds of activities in the college. Approximately 70 students attended it.
SIES Skyline in association with Arena Animation held a seminar on ‘Brand and Media Awareness’ on 16th Sept, 2019. It was attended by 110+ students. The event covered the essentials about the rising potential of graphic designing and VFX as a career. The students participated in a live workshop where they learned how basic animation works. The event ended on a high note with a lucky draw where 3 students were awarded with free courses in animation. All the participants were given goodie bags by Arena Animation.
As part of the Career Goal Week, Mr. Murali Subramanian, CEO, Encore Concepts and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, conducted a workshop on Goal setting for our TYBA students .
• The Department of English organised a Career Goals Week, which consisted of three events for the students of TYBA English Literature. The first event was a talk on ‘Importance of Goal Setting ‘conducted by an eminent motivational speaker Mr. Murali Subramanian on 17th September 2019. The second event was a workshop on ‘Careers after MA Literature’ by Ms. Priya Suresh on 18th September 2019.The week ended with a session on ‘Career in Teaching after B.Ed.’, which was conducted by an SIES alumnus Miss. Jancy Dharmaraj on 19th September 2019.
As part of the Career Goal Week, our alumni, Ms. Priya Suresh, Batch of 1992, addressed our TYBA students on "Beyond Teaching as a career" on 18th September 2019.
The film adapted from Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was screened on 19th September 2019 for the FYBA students.
In an effort to encourage alumni interaction, our alumni, Jancy Dharmaraj educated the present TYBA students on "How to go about doing a BEd and Teaching as a Career"on 19th Sept. 2019.
Pulse Polio Drive in association with Matunga Dispensary (BMC) to give polio vaccines to children in households from Sion area and publicly at Dadar Railway Station from 15th September, 2019 to 20th September, 2019.
SIES Skyline hosted its induction ceremony for the incoming team of editor-in-chief Garima Bhatt and her team on 21st Sept, 2019 in the college auditorium. The event was graced by Principal Dr Uma Shankar, Vice Principal Dr Satish Sarfare, Dr Lakshmi Muthukumar (HOD, English Department), Mrs Umadevi Kokku (HOD, BMS Department) and Mr Saravanan Nadar (Asst. Professor, BMS Department). This was followed by the Induction Ceremony where Badges and cards were presented to the incoming team. After this, the Principal along with other dignitaries unfurled the banner for the Issue launch. The launch of Volume 8: Issue 1 was indeed a successful step towards the upcoming milestones.
M.Sc students participated in a workshop on HPLC and GC organized at Institute of Chromatography, SIES, Nerul
The film ‘The Waking Life’ was screened for students on 24th September, 2019. The screening was followed by movie appraisal and discussion.
• Official News letter of the Department ‘Caveat Venditor’ issue 3 was released by the Principal Dr. Uma Shankar on September 24, 2019.
The Department of Philosophy organised a screening of the movie ‘The Waking Life’, followed by an appraisal.
Apart from creating content for the Bimonthly newsletter, SIES Skyline also runs a biweekly blog. The blogs are released on Mondays and Thursdays of every week of the month. The blogs are written by students that are a part of team Skyline and also anyone interested from within SIES College, the content is then edited, proofread and posted by the Content Team of Skyline. The blog creates great engagement as the readers come across Book reviews, Movie reviews, Food reviews, Places to Visit, Political News that’s trending, among other such interesting topics. SIES Skyline has collaborated with Finception for their weekly newsletter Finshots. The subscriber gets a concise wrap up of the most important Business and Financial news of the week. About Finception: It is a Fintech startup that envisions to make financial news more accessible to the masses and is backed by Zerodha’s Fintech fund – Rainmatter. An initiative by the students of IIM Ahmedabad, the e-newsletter aims to provide their readers with precise and concise information that will not only keep them updated with the current financial affairs but also help them prepare for placement interviews, group discussions, and also entrance exams preparation (like CAT) by helping them polish their current affairs. In an effort to increase interaction with our audience online, SIES Skyline holds weekly polls on Sundays where the followers of the page can engage in some interesting polls. The topics include movies, politics, about Mumbai, etc. Such dynamic content created high amount of engagement of the Instagram platform which is good for the association’s social media presence.
• An open discussion on “Justice and Well being for All through Non-violence" by Jil Harris, follower of Mahatma Gandhi and co-founder of Jai Jagat , NGO , organized for the TYBA Economics students on 26th September 2019.
Guest Lecture by Ms Anisha James, TCS
A Navaratri Special Debate Competition titled ‘Whether Tamil Culture and Language are Flourishing or Withering in Mumbai city’
As every year typical Maharashtrian cultural program was organized by Ms. Anuya Dharap . She organizes this every year to preserve a tradition and to make students aware that such tradition exists. Typically people sing songs, depicting the early life of females, expressing how the in laws treated them, how their life revolved around others. These were organized in the past so that females could come together and vent and express their feelings, since otherwise there was no opportunity for females to leave the house . Around 100 students including past students and 10 teachers attended the program.
Beach Clean up Drive at Chimnai Beach, Bandra in association with Aarna Foundation and Shri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation.
The BMM department organised an activity which FYBAMMC students performed by 7 member group on 3rd October from 9 am to 12.30 pm in the backside of the college. The themes centred on social issues which was portrayed through various forms of oral communication on the topics such as religious disparity, rape, human and organ trafficking, decriminalisation of Section 377, save girl child, drug addiction, drunk and driving cases. The students of FYBAMMC participated enthusiastically and received a positive response from a captivated audience eventually.
Observed “Maharashtra Reading Day"
The Department of Commerce conducted a Certificate Programme on “Fundamentals of Capital Market” certified by Bombay Stock Exchange in association with Finmark Trainers India Pvt. Ltd. in SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion (W) from 14th October, 2019 to 16th October, 2019.
A field visit was organised for TYBA Psychology Students to Manobal, Jalgaon. In Manobal various projects are run for orphans, physically disabled etc. That is not only a home but serves as a learning centre for various exams. Students from there have cleared various competitive exams, bank exams etc. Students also visited Gandhi Tirth, to know more about Mahatma Gandhi,
TYBSC students participated in a workshop on ‘Chromatographic techniques’ organized at Institute of Chromatography, SIES, Nerul held on 7th, 8th and 11th November, 2019.
Placements - Larsen & Tubro Infotech on 11th November 2019 - (1 student selected)
• An Industrial cum educational trip to Udaipur and Jodhpur was arranged. Third year students were taken to the marble industry and a bus manufacturing unit from 12th November to 16th November.
Beach Clean up Drive at Girgaon Choupaty, Charni Road.
Placements - Infosys on 15th November 2019 – (10 students selected)
Organised a study tour of TYBA Politics students at Raigad, Dapoli and Mangaon on 14th-17th November 2019. The tour included: Visit to the Raigad Fort Visit and stay at Loksadhana Project (run by Dr.Raja Dandekar and Renu Dandekar working for Child Education and local employability) in Dapoli Visit to AAKAR Pot Art in Indapur
In continuation to the Crithink workshop, under Nirmiti Kendra, funded by RUSA, The Art of Reasoning and Critical Thinking, 30 hours workshop commenced on 18th November 2019. The Resource Person Mr. Peter Akbar, Founder and Chief Instructor at Logos Inc., engaged an activity based program that enabled the student participants to learn the significance of critical thinking in personal and professional life.
Placements - Capgemini on 20th November 2019 – ( 5 students selected)
A creative writing workshop titled ‘Murder Mystery Mantras’ was conducted by the novelist Mr. Salil Desai, on 20th November 2019. Mr. Desai interacted with the students and spoke about the features of a Mystery Novel as well as the process of writing one.
The Department of Philosophy organised a Two Day Workshop on ‘Self Awareness – Through Music, Art & Drama’ on 21st - 22nd November, 2019. The resource person was by Ms Amishi Seth, an author, playwright, screenwriter and director. The workshop aimed to raise self-awareness among participants by means of performing arts.
The BMM Department of SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce organized an industrial visit to Mahabaleshwar-Pune for FYBAMMC students from 24th to 26th November, 2019. The visit covered two major industries, Mapro production and sales distribution outlet and Lokmat printing press under the guidance of Faculty- Ms. Amanjeet Kaur, Ms. Ruchita Karmokar. The students were shown a documentary on the making and selling of jams and jellies respectively. In Pune they visited the Lokmat printing press and observed the working of the newspaper agency and printing of newspapers correspondingly.
The Department of Philosophy organised a Two Day Workshop on ‘Effective Communication’ on 24th -25th November, 2019. The objective of the workshop was to enable the participants in communicating their thoughts in a clear way through rational thinking. The resource person was Ms. Amishi Seth - Author, Playwright, Director & Screenwriter.
a Quiz Event based on the Constitution of India as part of the ‘Constitution Day’ celebration.
• An interactive session on “ Preparing for various entrance exams for MA” by Ms Nidhi Menon an alumni presently pursuing MSc (Economics) from Symbiosis International, Pune was arranged for the third year economics students on 26th November 2019
Lung Cancer Awareness Drive through Street Play in association with D.S. Research Centre outside Kamarajar Memorial English High School, Dharavi.
15 Students of T.Y.B.Sc visited the “Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research & Education of Cancer” (ACTREC) on the 27th Nov 2019.
Ms. Indu Nair, an alumnus interacted with the present TYBA Philosophy students to guide them in their academic and extra curricular endeavours.
TYBSc students visited ACTREC, Kharghar on their Open day
One day visit to ACTREC; Students of TYBSc and MSc had a one day visit to the labs at ACTREC. Students had an oppurtunity to visit and nteract with the scientists at ACTREC.
• The Department of Biotechnology conducted a three day workshop on “‘Basic techniques for understanding epigenetics’ for the teachers from various colleges across Maharashtra. The workshop, held between and 28th and 30th November2019 was supported by the ‘Teachers training programme’ of the Lady Tata Memorial Trust. The department received Rs3, 21,000 towards conducting the workshop and purchasing equipments and reagents required for the same.
Placements - TCS on 30th November 2019 – (4 students selected)
HIV Aids Awareness Drive in Sion – Dharavi area through Street Play and Rally on account of World Aids Day.
An Interactive and Brainstorming on broad topic ‘LOVE’
• Third year students of “ Financial Economics” elective participated in the workshop conducted by Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on 3rd December 2019.
The Department of Commerce organised a One Day Symposium on “Dynamics of Financial Systems in the Digital Era” in association with Financial Planning Academy for students and teachers across Mumbai.
Blood Donation Drive was organised by the NSS Unit in the College premises in association with Sion Hospital Blood Bank and successfully collected 224 units of blood from donors.
The Department of Commerce organised a Workshop on “Career Opportunities in Audit, International Taxation in India and Abroad” in association with Financial Planning Academy and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) which was benefited by 116 participants.
A tribute to the Bharat Ratna Dr. M.S.Subbulakshmi – Organized a Jam of some of the best Vocalist and Instrumentalist in association with Cultural Association
A Special Kolam Competition – An event to showcase ones Artistry with Colors and Intricate Traditional Patterns
Team Skyline had organised ‘Chirpy Chidiya’ on Dec 11th (Traditional day) and Dec 12th (Formal day), 2019. It was an open-board of secrets and confessions. The basic idea was that students can write their messages anonymously on a sticky note and post it!! This secret board saw many hilarious, cute, risqué, friendly confessions, for the two days that it was set up. Overall, it was a safe platform for the students to hash out their confessions without being judged for it.
The Commerce Association organised an online Slogan Writing Competition on “Save Environment Save Mankind” at intra-collegiate level where 16 students participated in making slogans to create awareness and sensitization among fellow students to develop love and care for the environment.
A Carnatic Vocal and Instrumental Concert in memory of Bharat Ratna M.S. Subbulakshmi on Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Participated with the Department of Humanities in organizing Two Day International Seminar on ‘Mapping Indian Diaspora – Issues and Perspectives’, funded by RUSA on 13th – 14th December, 2019.
The culture of Mumbai was explored by students via skits, songs, dances etc. Mrs. Bharati Patil added a famous marathi actress graced the occassion by addressing the students. A few studets from SYBA had put up a stall of Vada Pav, which got overwhelming response.
SYBSc students participated in a workshop on ‘Chromatographic techniques’ organized at Institute of Chromatography, SIES, Nerul held on 16th, 17th 18th December 2019.
The BMM Department of SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce organized an industrial visit to Rajasthan for the SYBMM students from 17th to 22nd of December, 2019. The visit covered two major cities of Rajasthan- Jodhpur and Jaisalmer under the guidance of Faculty- Ms. Amanjeet Kaur, Ms. Nikhila Chandavarkar, and Mr. Sandeep Tiwari. As a part of the folk media and mass communication study, the students headed to Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada with beautiful architectural structures. The students visited the Jaisalmer Military Station with museums showcasing the achievements by Indian Army. The students headed to Desert Adventure Camp, Jaisalmer. They witnessed live cultural dance and puppetry shows and performance by the locals followed by star gazing activity to boot.
This program was conducted to -To gain knowledge regarding the principles of sensory science, human senses and how they are used in sensory evaluation. Understanding the importance of subjective sensory evaluation activities in the food and beverage industry. To understand, perform practical experiments and to evaluate various types of descriptive and different tests in sensory evaluation. To understand the overview and scope of sensory evaluation as a profession.
The lecture series was supported by SIES college PSA. The purpose of this lecture series was to reach out to our alumni and to get them to inspire the current batch of students on their onward journey. Four of our alumni, Mr Mukund Shankar, Manager, Projects, Scigenics (India) Pvt. Ltd; Dr Swati Jadhav, Team leader, Advanced enzymes Ltd; Mr Rajesh Yadav, CEO and Founder of Aerobiosys Innovations Pvt Ltd and Ms Neha Pawar, Water Sanitation and Hygiene specialist (WASH) engaged in diverse careers addressed the students.
• Dr. Rajalakshmi Amudan lecture series on “Opportunities in Biotechnology” supported by SIES college PSA was conducted on 21st December 2019. The purpose of this lecture series was to reach out to our alumni and to get them to inspire the current batch of students on their onward journey. Four of our alumni, Mr Mukund Shankar, Manager, Projects, Scigenics (India) Pvt. Ltd; Dr Swati Jadhav, Team leader, Advanced enzymes Ltd; Mr Rajesh Yadav, CEO and Founder of Aerobiosys Innovations Pvt Ltd and Ms Neha Pawar, Water Sanitation and Hygiene specialist (WASH) engaged in diverse careers addressed the students.
One of the speakers of the event was Mr. Jasraj Date, our alumni and a Data scientist at Emotix who gave the audience a glimpse of his journey from being a Mathematics student in SIES to being a Data scientist. The purpose of the seminar was awareness of this new trending concept and the importance of Mathematics in it.
Many management studies students have plans to go abroad and study different courses like MBA and MMS. For this purpose, we had experts on this subject guide the attendees of the seminar on the same and consult them about the path they should follow. Ever Aspire Consulting services is a firm in Mumbai that helps the students for the same. Mr. Ketan Trivedi came from ever Aspire Consulting Services for the same.
SIES Skyline launched its Volume 8: Issue 2 in the august presence of Vice Principal Dr Menon, Mr Saravanan Nadar, Pranav Kelkar, Anshudeep Sharda and Amruta Padhye on 23rd Dec, 2019. The dignitaries were presented with flower bouquets as a token of appreciation followed by the lighting of the lamp to begin with the launch of the Newsletter followed by the Open Mic Event. The Newsletter launch was followed by the prize distribution for the Best Volunteers and Best Editorial Board Members from Issue 1.
SIES Skyline held its first ‘Open mic event’ in association with YOW Creative Annex LLP. on 23rd Dec, 2019. ‘Speaking Souls’ in an international open mic event chain that aims at providing a platform to the local artists to showcase their talent. It saw enthusiastic participation from students across various college of Mumbai. The event was graced by the likes of Pranav Kelkar – spoken word artists and singer, Anshudeep Sharda - Co-Founder at YOW, and Ms Amruta Padhye–Department of Philosophy, SIES College, who was also the judge for the event. The open mic witnessed performances in various genres like comedy, poetry, storytelling to signing and beatboxing. There was a special performance by Comic – Pooja Paath, a SIES Alumnus and singing duo – Bijoy and Clinston from the college. The event ended on a high note with a special performance by Mr Pranav Kelkar. The judges were presented with citations and Thank You gift bags as a token of appreciation from Team Skyline, and all the winners were given certificates and goodies’ bags sponsored by HBO. All participants were given certificate of participation.
The Department of English organised an Industrial Visit to “Dainik Bhaskar”, a newspaper publishing house in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 28th December 2019 for the current batch of TYBA English Literature students. Students were explained and made to experience the process of printing and publishing newspapers
Authored a handbook on “Introduction to Public Relations” SYBMM semester III in Mass Media, University of Mumbai published by Himalaya publishing house ISO 9001:2008 certified with ISBN number 978-93-5299-327-7 pcm 239. Participated in a Faculty Development Programme on ‘Research paper writing: Styles and techniques” organised by IQAC & Research Cell on Tuesday, 20th August, 2019. Completed NPTEL Online Certification on Body Language: Key to Professional Success with a score of 77% Jul-Aug 2019 funded by the Ministry, of HRD, GOI. Completed Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) on 28th December 2019 under the faculty of Commerce & Management titled: ‘A study of Employee Engagement Practices in Organised Retail Sector of Mumbai metropolitan Region’.
NSS Residential Camp was organised by the College NSS Unit for 7 days to Gothegar Village, Asangaon, Maharashtra where the volunteers organised meetings, developed Compost Pit, restructured Library, conducted workshop on Self-defence and Yoga, Health Check-up, painted classrooms. conducted interactive learning sessions on technological and social topics and even managed to cook food for themselves from 24th December 2019 to 30th December, 2019.
Two politico-literary events viz. ‘Weaving Narratives’ (Photo Story) and ‘Poetry & Politics’ (Slam Poetry) were convened under ‘Res Publica’. The theme was based on contemporary socio-political issues.
The Commerce Association organised "Bulls of Wall Street", an inter-collegiate investment game consisting of 16 teams to test the knowledge, skills and ability of participants pertaining to stock market, real estate, investment banking and commodities market.
Ludopoly -It's a fusion of ludo and monopoly. The event contains the basic functioning of both the nostalgic games with a twist which will challenge your Management and economical skills. Treasure Hunt scaled from Sion Circle to Dadar Circle. There was a slight twist in this compared to the regular Treasure hunt as we had added certain elements of Scavenger Hunt to this as well which tested multiple skills of the participants. Mock Stock is a toned-down version of the real stock market. It basically gave the gist of how various situations can affect the prices of the stocks, preparing the participants for the real world of stocks and commodities.
The annual Microbiology exhibition “Microexplore” was held on the 2nd Jan 2020, under the aegis of Utkarsh. A total of 26 exhibits were presented on various aspects of Microbiology. Our flagship events based on Microbiology were conducted, such as, Micro Art and Poster presentation were conducted besides some fun events like Taboo (Guess the microbiological word) and Treasure hunt, based on clues related to Microbiology. The event saw a foot fall of around 100 people in a span of a single day.
In the Pscy-fair exhibition, various stalls were set up like memory games, taboo, guess who (based on psychological principles). Open mic- Participants could sing, dance,enact for the event,the theme being expression of any emotion.
An excellent skit was presented by students on the topic of cloning. The actors received praise from audiences. The skit was thought provoking to the audiences.
SIES Skyline held the intercollegiate event ‘The Bollywood Brigade’ for Utkarsha on 2nd Jan, 2020. The event comprised of 3 rounds all checking your Bollywood knowledge. 1) The Bollywood Inquisition 2) Bollywood Atlas – Map marking 3) Story writing (Change the ending) & Just-A-Minute. The event was judged by S. Ramachandran, Media and Bollywood. The event saw 17 teams participating from colleges across Mumbai. The winners were awarded with certificates and gift bags. Mr. Ramachandran was presented with a citation and a Thank You gift bag. The event saw special jamming session by Bijoy and his group, mimicry by Fareha Kazi and a filmy performance by our judge – Mr. Ramchandran.
Intercollegiate festival ‘OPERON’ was conducted under the aegis of Utkarsha which saw a participation of around 500 students across Mumbai
Picture saga was an event conducted for photography mavens under the categories namely; usage of mobile camera and DSLR for shooting and knitting a picturesque story on the themes given to the participants. Subsequently, the theme with the best click and storytelling won the hearts of judges and the audiences. On the other hand, the creative minds crafted an event called Decode the Fog, a game event, under the department of Mass Media. The event consisted of a mind-boggling session where the contestants guessed the price of antique materials, they guessed the brands of the taglines given to them and as tie-breaker the team had to decode Hindi songs which were translated in English. The events were a blend of the mass media education with a fun filled daybreak on the campus in turn.
The Philosophy Association organised ‘Thinkers’ Labyrinth’- a value-oriented game during Utkarsha, as part of the Literary Fest on 2nd January, 2020.
The Department of Biochemistry celebrated the fifth birthday of its very own event DE NOVO this year. DE NOVO, a celebration of creativity and knowledge has always been organized under the banner of UTKARSH, the college festival. The festival was a one and half day affair. It was an event by the students, of the students and for the students conducted on 3rd and 4th January 2020.
Hostile Takeover contained 3 rounds. With the help of an interesting game, the participants were given a chance to collect money with which they were accordingly able to bid for and buy a company post which each team was given certain hurdles and situations, whose answers affected the company's net worth and also depended on whether they took over another company or lost theirs to someone else. Dynasty gave the participants a chance to physically build their empire in the form of Jenga blocks. Just like reality, they had hurdles and obstacles to overcome, which then decided on whether their empires flourished or fell apart.
As a part of Utkarsha half story was presented to the students and they had to creatively complete the story.
HACCP is used primarily in every sector of food manufacturing and processing industry. This program aims at understanding the purpose, guidelines for application of HACCP Principles. Developing HACCP plan, assembling the HACCP Team, Implementation and maintenance of HACCP Plan. Understanding the legal implication, statutory requirement and benefits of HACCP compliance. General Sanitary & Hygiene Practices to be followed by Food Business Operators and GMP/GHP.
Placements - Infosys on 9th Janaury 2020 – ( 5 students selected)
Ms. Vrushali Gupte, from Philosophy Department was the resource person. She addressed the topic on Motivation comparing Indian and Western scenario keeping in the background the Indian Philosophical values and concepts
Students of TYBSc visited Radiation Medicine Centre, TMH and observed various techniques such as Radioimmunoasay, PCR, ELISA to name a few
Dr. Kamala Srinivas from Philosophy Dept. was the resource person for the talk. She spoke majorly on emotions and attitudes at the workplace (considering ndian Ethos) comparing the Indian scenario with western scenario.
The QKnit in collaboration with the Department of Mass Media organised one day youth festival in SIES College, Room No. 29 on 11th January, 2020. The Fest was conducted with the objective of spreading awareness on the Gender Sensitization for youth across gender spectrum. BMM students volunteered and also few students participated in the competitions. In addition, Ms. Kavya Pillai won the story telling competition, alongside Ms. Miura Bijoy bagged the third prize in poetry writing and recitation competition respectively. SIES mass media department was promotions, media and venue partner in association. The event was embarked under Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Calender 2020.
Placements - Wipro on 12th January 2020 - (1 student selected)
As a prelude to ‘Ba Bapu Bagh’ organized display and sale of Khadi items (Bazaar) by KVIC and books by Sarvodaya Book Store.
Lakshya Daayitva, an annual inter-collegiate festival with the theme “Daayitva” meaning responsibility where 15 Colleges across Mumbai participated. The event comprised of various competitions such as street play, poster making, mono acting, socio-cultural dance performance, etc. in the College premises on 13th and 14th January 2020.
A fermented food festival “Food Mania” was held on 14th Jan 2020, showcasing the use of different microorganisms in the preparation of food. Food was kept for tasting as well.
Organized a guest lecture on “A History of Race & Affirmative Action in the United States” by Christopher Grossman, Chief of Political and Economic Affairs at the US Consulate General, Mumbai. Mr. Grossman spoke about the history and evolution of race relations in the US in contemporary times.
Celebration of Pongal Festivity & Traditional Food Stalls
• A talk was arranged on “How to evaluate public policy” by Dr Shagata Mukherjee, Aassistant Professor of Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics on 24th January 2020.
Parents-Teacher meeting with the parents of TYBSC students
Departments of English, Philosophy & Politics jointly organised a workshop on Research Methodology covering aspects of qualitative and quantitative methods of research in social sciences.
A fund raising activity with different stalls, gaming stalls (dobble), eating stalls etc. Students and staff members contributed books and objects like jewellery, purses etc and this was been purchased by the college students and faculties. The fund was donated to Deepstambh Foundation, Jalgaon.
Screening of a comdey marathi act was done followed by discussion.
• The Department of English in association with the Departments of Politics and Philosophy organized a one day workshop on Research Methodology on 27th January 2020.
The Centennial Trinity of ‘Ba Bapu Bagh’ a three day mega students’ activity comprising of Students’ Symposium, Panel Discussion, Skit, Dance Ballet, Jallianwala Baugh Exhibits under the aegis of Partition Museum, Amritsar and The Art and Cultural Heritage Trust, New Delhi, jointly organized by SIES College, SIES Past Students’ Association and G.N. Khalsa College.
Stem Cell Donor Registry Drive at SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion (W) to spread awareness about marrow donors registration and successfully registered 306 marrow donors .
“Preparing an Orientation for UPSC & MPSC Examinations” by Sonia Gupta, Senior Faculty at Lakshya Academy (Mumbai). Ms. Gupta spoke on various aspects like the syllabus, exam patterns etc.
Blood Donation Drive was organised by the NSS Unit at Dadar Railway Station in association with Sion Hospital Blood Bank and successfully collected 134 units of blood from donors .
• A one day Workshop was conducted on “Essential Skills- How to write Effective SOP and impressive Resume” by Ms Garima Shekhar, Manager Outreach and Admissions, Ashoka University on 7th February 2020. 40 students of Economics and Psychology were the beneficiaries.
Parents Teachers meeting was held on 8th Feb 2020 for students of T.Y.B.Sc. A total of 28 parents attended the meeting. The meeting was conducted to discuss the performance of the students and the future career path that can be chosen by them.
Department won the Best Department Award instituted by NPTEL for the September -November 2019 run.
• A Guest Lecture and Alumni Interaction was conducted by Shrikant Iyer on ‘Blogging and Content-Writing’ on 8th February 2020॰
Parents-Teacher meeting with the parents of SYBSC students
Completed NPTEL Online Certification on ‘Introduction to Film Studies’2019 funded by the Ministry, of HRD, GOI.
Blood Donation Drive was organised by the NSS Unit at Dadar Railway Station in association with Sion Hospital Blood Bank and successfully collected 153 units of blood from donors.
Guest lecture by Dr. Arvind Ingle, OIC, Laboratory Animal Facility, ACTREC The lecture was conducted under the aegis of Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA) supported by BRNS-DAE. (Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy)
• A Guest Lecture and Alumni Interaction was conducted by Preethi Gopalakrishnan on ‘Effective PPT – making’ on 13th February 2020.
In association with Krishnamurti Foundation, Mumbai, a documentary film called ‘The Seer Who Walks Alone’ on the life of J.Krishnamurthi, was screened for TYBA Philosophy students.
Public Blood Donation Drive was initiated by the NSS Unit by successfully collecting 370 units of blood from donors at Dadar Railway Station and Bandra Railway Station.
Blood Donation Drive was organised by the NSS Unit at Dadar Railway Station in association with Sion Hospital Blood Bank and successfully collected 153 units of blood from donors.
TYBSc and MSc part I students visited Gowardhan Diaries Pvt Ltd, Manchar. The tour aimed at teaching the students about the commercial production of various types of cheese and their packaging.
A Talk on Application of Biotechnology in Medicine and Healthcare for 92 students of Second Year B.Com by Mr. Pramod Kamble, Assistant Professor, Department of Bio-technology, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, (Autonomous)
SYBSc and MSc part I students visited Sula wines Pvt Ltd, Nashik. The tour aimed at teaching the students about the industrial production of various types of wines.
“The Laundromat” based on the sensational Panama Papers Scandal along with certificate distribution was organised as a closing event of the Association on
Department of Biochemistry organised a three day Industrial Visit to Nashik-Saputara for the students of TYBSc and MSc. They visited Sula Wines and Sahyadri Farms during the course of their trip. Industrial visit enabled the students to get an exposure to industrial set up of the techniques which they learn in their academic curriculum.
The workshop was conducted by Dr. Leela Subramanian on 24th and 25tth Feb. The resource person made the content very simple. She also addressed the fear of Statictics, and encouraged students to do self learning.
An Industrial visit was conducted to Jaipur from 20th Feb to 25th Feb 2020. A total of 68 students attended. The visits included Clay &Craft India Ltd,Saras Diary,G.D Morarka Rural research foundation&Organic food processing unit.
Organized a visit to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for the students of FY, SY and TYBA on 26th February 2020. Department faculties Dr. Vanita Banjan and Mr. Ajinkya Gaikwad facilitated this visit.
The first ever issue of Gulmohar newsletter of Botany department was inaugurated by Dr. Uma Shankar, Principal, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous) on 27th of February 2020.
Dr. Subi Yoosuf from Department of Biotechnology, conducted a guest leture for the students of TYBA Psychology to understand basics of genetics. This lecture helped students to understand the biological perscpective in depth.
Ms. Anuya Dharap, Ms. Vrushali Gupte, Ms. Varsha Muley, Ms. Pallavi Panchal (faculties from degree and junior college) and others recited poems, narrated stories on Gandhiji. This program was organized as a part of Marathi Bhasha Din and was presented as a part of a seminar on Gandhiji
Marathi language day was celebrated by Department of Mass Media on 27th February, 2020. Multi Media and Mass Communication students took an initiative to organise and celebrate this day by exhibiting posters of stalwarts like the eminent Marathi poet and writer Shri Shirvadkar popularly known as ‘Kusmagraj’, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja, Saint Dyaneshwar, Vinda Karandikar and P. L. Deshpande in the field of Arts. The students of FYBAMMC 2019-2020 performed a skit and mime act on the importance of Marathi as a mother tongue in Maharashtra. The exclusive craft of the Shivneri Fort was designed and displayed at the entrance of the department for an historical emotional connect and reminiscence.
A lecture on Intellectual Property Rights was organized on the 28th Feb 2020,Dr Seema Sambrani was invited as the guest speaker. The lecture covered all the aspects of patenting and Intellectual property rights.
Ms. Ketki Doshi from Sisters Living Works conduted the workshop for TYBA Psychology students. She addressed warning signs, risk, protective factors, conducting risk assessment etc. Students found it very helpful as they had studied a part of it in their syllabus.
• Certificate distribution ceremony was held on the 29th of February, 2020. The entire team of Cultural Association, Cultural Committee, and clubs under the association namely Cross Vibez, Music club and Theatre clubattended the event. The event was hosted by the Joint Cultural Secretary Kavya Pillai. The directors and members were given their year completion certificate and the Cultural Secretary Rajat Mogaveera was awarded with a trophy.
Guest lecture by Dr. Tina Jubin, Medical Scientific Liaison Manager, Abbott Diagnostics Division
The department of Biochemistry in collaboration with Center for excellence, SIES College had organized a two day workshop 'Basic skills in Microsoft office' for TYBSc on 6th February and 2nd Marchn 2020. Biochemistry (3 Units) .MS Office being the most widely used application around the world, every student /working professional needs hands-on knowledge to complete his tasks effectively. In this course, the participants were introduced to MS Word , MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
A Guest lecture on “Role of Data Analytics in Economics” by Dr Sandhya Krishnan, Alumni and Assistant Professor, Meghnad Academy of Economics was conducted on 3rd February 2020.
The Department of Biotechnology conducted a program on empathy which was the value for the month of February. The program saw active participation by both the UG and PG students. The SYBSc students recited poems focusing on the issues of bullying in colleges. The FY students presented on the deterioration of marine life and stressed upon the reason why one should be empathetic towards the same. The TY students chose and spoke on the topic being empathetic towards people suffering from rare genetic disorders. They shared their views on the same through a group song The post graduate students spoke on the issues faced by the population belonging to the third gender and how one needs to show empathy towards them and treat them with respect. The session was moderated by Mr Sampat Sambasivan, Asst. Professor, Department of Economics.
‘Towards Better Governance’ where students of SYBA (Politics) made presentations based on local surveys and assessment of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) Central Complaints Registration System (1912). This was a collaborative effort with Praja Foundation.
A detailed lecture on how to choose a topic, write a title , and report scientific findings were taught to students with precise examples of each. Thus the speaker Dr. Mrinalini Purandare made it simple for the students to understand and also raised their curiosity in conducting research.
Students of Food Technology and Nutraceuticals presented a Food stall “Nutra Bazaar” at the International Conference on Natural Products – Quality, Safety and Efficacy organized by SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, of the new nutraceutical products developed by the students in their ‘New Product Development’ project.
Students of Food Technology and Nutraceuticals presented a Food stall “Nutra Bazaar” at the 'Two day International Conference on Natural Products – Quality, Safety and Efficacy' organized by SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, of the new nutraceutical products developed by the students in their ‘New Product Development’ project.
9 M.Sc (II) students attended and presented posters in the International Conference on ‘Natural Products: Quality, Safety &Efficacy’, held on 6-7th march 2020 at SIES College of Arts, Science &Commerce.
Students were informed of different career opppurtunities that lie ahead after they pursue their graduation and post graduation degree. They were also informed of various post graduate courses available.
As a prelude to ‘Ba Bapu Bagh’, the Department of Philosophy conducted an Intercollegiate Essay Writing Competition on the topic 'I want to _____ Gandhi'.
Two Day National Seminar on 'Gandhi's Writings on Indian Culture', organized by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata, an Autonomous Body under Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, in association with Department of Philosophy, SIES College, on 27th and 28th February, 2020.
Guest lecture by Fr. Lancy Prabhu on 'J.Krishnamurthi - Finding the right vocation- what one loves'. The resource person highlighted the importance of finding one's passion in life, to make the rational choices.
• Our Alumnus, Dr. Aditya Togi of University of Montana delivered a lecture “Astronomy for all” on 10thAugust 2019.
Dr. Abhay Despande, Grade E Scientist, of SAMEER (Society for Applied Microwave Electronic Engineering and Research) delivered a talk on ‘Particle Accelerator in Cancer Therapy” on 19th July 2019. The lecture was attended by staff and students of all science departments.
Physics department and the laboratories was completely renovated. In a function held on 11/1/2020 Physics Department is named as Prof C.P.Narayan Menon Department of Physics. The function was presided by President of SIES Dr.V. Shankar. Prof Menon's family members were felicitated during this function. Many former Faculty members attended this function.
A new Research Lab is set up. Research lab contains research equipment procured with financial assistance received from UGC (minor research project), DBT (Star program) and DST (Under FIST program).
Students set up various experiments under the banner “Gravity” and exhibited on 2nd January 2020 during Utkarsha, the annual departmental fest. Nearly 40 students participated in this exhibition. Also, students made planetarium in the dark room of the laboratory. The event was witnessed by 500 students and staff . They all gave good feedback. An intercollegiate event ‘ Go Graviton’ was conducted on the same day. This was managed by 30 students.
SYBSc, TYBSc and MSc students visited Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Colaba on 3rd December 2019 and 7th January 2020
Conducted Add-on course “Basic Astronomy”. This is an inter-disciplinary course conducted in collaboration with Khagol Mandal. The valedictory function is scheduled on 15/3/2020 but postponed due to lock-down.
Conducted one – day visit to Umroli for overnight “star gazing” trip in association with Khagol Mandal on 20 Feb 2020.
SYBSc, TYBSc and MSc students visited Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Colaba on 3rd December 2019 and 7th January 2020
MSc students visited Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER), situated in IIT (Mumbai) on 28th Feb 2020. TYBSC students visited TIFR as part of the National Science day activities organized at the institute.
A Training programme in Microprocessor 8085 was conducted for TYBsc in the in the newly renovated lab on 18th December 2019 A Training programme in C++ was conducted for TYBsc in the in the newly renovated Junior I T lab on 4th February 2020 Two day training program in MS-Access was conducted for S Y BCom students
Report of departmental activities conducted in the academic year 2019-2020
• A 2-day seminar was organised by the Departments of Humanities on the 13th and 14th of December 2019, titled “Mapping Indian Diaspora”. Prominent speakers from various fields were invited for this seminar, who spoke about Diaspora and its international, cultural and political significance.