Department of Botany conducted one-credit course on ‘Tree Appreciation’ in blended mode on 1st May 2022 and 7th May to 10th May 2022. One offline field visit to Veermata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan, Byculla was organized on 1st May, 2022 which lasted for about three hours. Interesting features of the plants and their unique remarkable significance were highlighted to the student participants in simple understandable language, considering their non-Botany background. Online lectures with the help of powerpoint presentations were conducted by every faculty of the Botany department from 7th May to 10th May, which covered various aspects of the plant world, focussing mainly on the tree species
The Department of Mass Media organised a Career Guidance Series for students for which the facilitator of the first session was Mr. R N Bhaskar.
Summary of the year
The Department of Mass Media organised a Career Guidance Series for Mass Media Enthusiasts students facilitated by Mr. Hanif Lakdawala.
The Department of Mass Media organised a Career Guidance Series for Mass Media enthusiasts facilitated by Mr. Akash Purswani.
On Diamond Jubilee of the College, the Department of Botany celebrated ‘Environmental awareness week’ from th June to 12th June. Three competitions were held during environmental th June to 12th June. Three competitions were held during environmental 5th June to 12th June. Three competitions were held during environmental awareness week. Essay writing, Poster Making and Quiz Competitions were organised.
An online quiz to test celebrate the occasion of World Environment Day
Dr. Vaneeta Raney, Program Coordinator conducted a final orientation session for the students of TYBAMMC 2021-22 from 7th - 9th June, 2021 with the purpose of guiding those who were unsure of which specialisation suits them best in 3 Parts: Part 1: Final Showdown of nine-step plan specialization Part 2: Advertising Electives Analytical Session Course Specific Part 3: Journalism Electives Analytical Session Course Specific
Philosophy Association, jointly with the NSS and NCC units of SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous) organised the workshop on ‘Chair Yoga and Pranayam’, under the theme YOGA BANAYE NIROGA. This was to commemorate the International Yoga Day 2021. The workshop focused on instilling a consistent and healthy habit of practicing Yoga and Pranayam to promote well-being and wellness. The target participants were the non-teaching staff of the college. They being an important stakeholder of the institution and considering their lifestyles issues and health problems, the workshop helped create awareness in them about the importance of physical and mental health. Along with the non-teaching staff, teachers and students enthusiastically participated in the event.
The NSS Unit in association with Tattvam - Philosophy Association organised Yoga Day Workshop for teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students of the College.
A webinar on ‘The Role of Data Scientists in Banking sector’ by Mr. Alen Aruldhas, Vigilance Manager, DCB Bank was organized by the Department Of Statistics on the occasion of National Statistics day, June 29, 2021. Mr. Aruldhas addressed the issues related to different branches of banking sector and the major impact caused by data scientists due to their influential work in the banking sector. 60 students attended the webinar. The Q&A session followed by the talk enlightened the student’s perspective towards the banking sector. The session ended with an interactive Q&A session
The Free Press Journal in collaboration with the Department of Mass Media, conducted interview come webinar for the students and corporates moderated by Shri R. N. Bhaskar and streamed live on YouTube on the topics: “The State of Indian Economy” on 9th July 2021, panelist Mr. Mahesh Vyas, MD, Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy with viewership of 775.
Ms Sneha Shirgaonkar, Assistant Director, Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children (PCVC) spoke on themes of child rights, advocacy and policy interventions.
The Department of Mass Media of SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion (W), (Autonomous) conducted a workshop on “Creative Learning Through Sketching” for the students of SYBAMMC and TYBAMMC.
Department of Biotechnology, SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce College (Autonomous), Mumbai under the aegis of BT talks (interactive sessions with alumni). The main objective of the webinar series was to introduce the participants to various MBA courses and Job roles after MBA
Department of Biotechnology, SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce College (Autonomous), Mumbai under the aegis of BT talks (interactive sessions with alumni). The main objective of the webinar series was to introduce the participants to MBA in healthcare and diverse fields in healthcare sector
Industry Expert Webinar on Building Lasting Brands in Contemporary Times by Mr. Ajay Rawal, Marketing. Raymond was conducted on 24th July, 2021 for multimedia and mass communication buffs. Mr. Rawal, a National Award winner, has worked with brands namely; “Itch Guard, Ring Guard”, made the students understand and appreciate nuances of consumer behaviour and how brands sustained in the market dynamics.
Guest lecture on "Brain Donation" by Dr. Anita Mahadevan, Head of the Department of Neupathalogy, NIMHANS, Bangalore.
A webinar on “Introduction to probability and its applications” was organized by the Department of Statistics SIES College on 24th July 2021 by Dr. Leela Subramanian, an ex-faculty of the college. Dr. Subramanian explained the essence of probability with examples on the subject throughout various domains. She also introduced many in-depth theoretical aspects of the subject, the webinar was interactive and vibrant throughout, students were asked to solve various questions, also many of their doubts and ambiguities about probability was solved by Dr. Subramanian. The speaker also motivated students by explaining the wide role and application of statistics and probability and how to pursue the same as a dominant feature in the aspect of their career. Madam also discussed about various paradoxes in probability theory which helped students to strengthen their concepts which in turn developed their keen interest in the subject. 90 students & all faculty members attended the lecture.
One day National level online Workshop titled ‘Pratibha P Pai webinar on the Frontiers of Physics’ .
The Department of Mass Media of SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion (W),(Autonomous) conducted the first part of the Documentary and Ad Film Making Training Programme Lecture Series on 30th July, 2021 for the students of SYBAMMC and TYBAMMC. The workshop was headed by Mr. Akash Purswani. The purpose of this series is to educate students about documentaries and ad films, their types and how to go about the process, from ideation to creation.
Department of Biotechnology, SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce College (Autonomous), Mumbai under the aegis of BT talks (interactive sessions with alumni). The main objective of the webinar series was to introduce the participants to regulatory affairs, biopharmaceuticals and bioprocess development
The Free Press Journal in collaboration with the Department of Mass Media, conducted interview come webinar for the students and corporates moderated by Shri R. N. Bhaskar and streamed live on YouTube on the topic: "Danfoss: Enabling a Green Transformation" on 3rd August, 2021, panelist Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman – President of Danfoss India Region with viewership of 4,643.
The Department of English of SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Autonomous, Sion (W) organized a National Webinar -"Cultural Trauma, Biopolitics and Precarious Lives in the 21st Century" by Dr. Pramod K. Nayar on 7th August, 2021. The event started at 4:50 p.m. and concluded at 6:30 p.m. in the evening and a total number of 244+ attendees participated in the webinar and 30+ people viewed the webinar on YouTube. Students, Professors and Research Scholars pan-India as well as across India actively participated in the event. Dr. Pramod K. Nayar, the speaker spoke about a specific form of cultural trauma connected with biopolitics i.e., Posthuman Trauma. Dr. Nayar explained the meanings of terms such as Cultural Trauma and Citizenship, Biopolitics, Eco Precarity, and Precarious Corporeality with the aid of a PowerPoint Presentation. He further elaborated his points by giving real-life and contemporary examples of books and movies. The second part of the event was a Q&A session with the speaker, students raised important and intriguing questions which were answered by Dr. Nayar. A vote of thanks was raised applauding everyone who contributed in making the National Webinar possible.
The Free Press Journal in collaboration with the Department of Mass Media, conducted interview come webinar for the students and corporates moderated by Shri R. N. Bhaskar and streamed live on YouTube on the topics: “Vision for the Textile Industries” on 10th August, 2021, panelist Mr. Mohit Jain, Executive Vice President, Indo Count Industries and Mr. Kailash Lalpuria, CEO, Indo Count Industries with viewership of 3,940.
The Data Summit was a national level competition conducted from 13th August to 16th August 2021. In all 46 teams participated each consisting of atmost two participants. The teams were divided into two groups- Under-graduates and Post-graduates. These two groups were judged separately. The competition consisted of two main events. The first event was called “Clash of Visualisers”. Teams had to prepare graphs or diagrams for the given dataset and draw inferences out of it. Event 1 was a qualifier round for Event two. It was judged by Mr. Salim Shaikh, Senior Manager at HDFC Bank. Event 2 was named “Analytics”. The qualifying teams were given a new dataset for analysing and had to present the findings in 24 hours. This event was judged by Dr. Leela Subramanian and Dr. P. P. Khandeparkar, ex-faculties of SIES College. Following were winners from Under-graduates: First Prize: Tanish Telisara (NMIMS University, Mumbai) Second Prize: Joshua Miranda (St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai) Following were winners from Under-graduates: First Prize: Nihaar Thakkar & Yogita Chavan (SIES College of ASC, Mumbai) Second Prize: Nathania Fernandes & Anjali Warrier (St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai)
A Popular Science lecture organized by Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA) jointly with SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce College (Autonomous), Mumbai. The main objective of the webinar series was to introduce the participants to the preparation of soil mix, Home composting, and techniques of regrowing plants from plant par
The Department of Mass Media of SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion (W),(Autonomous) conducted the part 2 of the Documentary and Ad Film Making Training Programme Lecture Series on 25th August, 2021 for the students of SYBAMMC and TYBAMMC. The workshop was headed by Mr. Akash Purswani. The purpose of this series is to educate students about documentaries and ad films, their types and how to go about the process, from ideation to creation.
Proper management of waste is important for building sustainable and liveable cities, but it remains a challenge for many developing countries and cities. Areas with developing economies often experience exhausted waste collection services and inadequately managed and uncontrolled dumpsites. Thus, commemorating 75th Year of India’s Independence, “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav”, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai jointly organized a webinar on “BARC technologies for solid waste management through biological route” with SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce College (Autonomous), Mumbai (Sponsored by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India)
A two-day International Conference on “The Frontiers of Microbiology: Man – Microbe Dynamics’ organized by the Department of Microbiology, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Sion West, Mumbai in association with Microbiologists Society, India from 18th to 19th of September, 2021 on the virtual platform of Microsoft Teams.
Guest lecture followed by presentations by budding student entrepreneurs to make prospective student entrepreneurs aware about the fundamentals of establishing a start up.
A webinar to throw light on understanding India as a market for transnational surrogacy.
Department of Botany conducted one bridge course per semester in online mode through MS Teams platform. The details of the bridge courses were as follows. o Semester-I – Study of parts of microscope (20th & 22nd October 2022) o Semester-II – Morphology of flowering plants (28th January & 2nd February 2022) Powerpoint presentations were shown for better understanding of the concepts related to light microscope and dissection microscope in the first semester and morphological aspects of angiosperms in the second semester. A glossary of important terminologies was provided to the students for reference.
The Department of Botany organised an online Bridge course, entitled “Study of parts of microscope” for FYBSc students on 20th and 21st October 2021 through MS Teams platform.
The Department of Mass Media of SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion (W),(Autonomous) conducted the part 3 of the Documentary and Ad Film Making Training Programme Lecture Series on 22nd October 2021 for the students of SYBAMMC and TYBAMMC. The workshop was headed by Mr. Akash Purswani. The purpose of this series is to educate students about documentaries and ad films, their types and how to go about the process, from ideation to creation.
The objective of this online workshop was to equip students with effective poster presentation skills. The resource person, Dr. Vidhya Satish, Director, SIES Institute of Early Childhood Care Education, Sion west, through her presentation described the Dos and Donts of making a good poster. She explained the components of a poster and how one can effectively express oneself through it.
Online Internship Program for college students is an initiative taken up by Indian Women Scientists Association to promote Science Education. The TYBSc Biotechnology practical curriculum has a mandatory skill-based laboratory research project which the Covid-19 pandemic had impacted. To compensate, we approached IWSA for collaboration with SIES to conduct an internship program with biotechnology students. 31 undergraduate students (25 TY and 6 SY) participated in the internship programme who were divided into 6 groups.
National Webinar on “Epidemics to Pandemic: Challenges Met and Lessons Learnt” on 18th-19th November 2021 alongwith the Department of History in association with Dr. B.R Ambedkar University of Social Sciences (BRAUSS), Mhow, Madhya Pradesh.
The Department of Mass Media of SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion (W), (Autonomous) conducted a Clever Harvey Demo Lecture for the students of SYBAMMC on 20th December 2021.
Dr. Rajalakshmi Amudan lecture series is organized every year by the Department of Biotechnology, SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce College (Autonomous), Mumbai and is supported by SIES College Past Students’ Association. Alumni of the department are invited to present different opportunities in the field of biotechnology and share their expertise.
National Mathematics is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Ramanujan, one of the greatest Indian Mathematicians. The session started with a brief description about the life of Ramanujan by Deep Bhavesh Padharia, a student of SYBSc. This was followed by talk by the resource person, Anoop Skaria Varghese. The title of the talk was ‘Mystical Numbers’. The talk was based on introduction to certain numbers of special form like Mersenne Numbers, Fermat Numbers, Perfect Numbers, Amicable Numbers, etc. and their applications.
The Department of English has organised a 30 - hour Value Added Course on Social Media Management conducted by Ms. Lakshmi Pillai, Assistant Professor, Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, from January 2022 to February 2022.
Department of Psychology organised a national webinar on "Community Mental Health: Issues, challenges and opportunities". The purpose of the webinar was to create awareness about the field of community mental health and the opportunities therein.
The workshop was conducted for a duration of 7 hours in 3 days. The topics covered included Basics of R, functional data analysis, regression analysis. It also provided hands on training to how to work with R and a brief project.
Interactive session with business leaders and mentors followed by business ides pitching competition. Best ideas were provided with seed capital.
Department of Biotechnology, SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce College (Autonomous), Mumbai under the aegis of BT talks (interactive sessions with alumni). The main objective of the webinar series was to introduce the participants to Chromosomal microarray, its applications and the scope of cytogenetics
Bioinformatics is an integrative field in life sciences that combines biology and information technology. Being a combination of different branches of life sciences, the field employs methodologies and tools to study large volumes of biological data (genomic, RNA, protein, etc) in order to organize, store, systematize, visualize, annotate, query, understand and interpret those data. This workshop had 30 participants with a science background at HSC level and comprised of 8 lecture series distributed across February-March on Saturdays and Sundays.
Department of Botany organized online celebration of Departmental festival - ‘Kalpavriksha’ on 15th February 2022. It was held through MS Teams platform. Following inter-University events were conducted through the same: Kalpavriksha-Floral Melody (Plant Poem) Kalpavriksha-Paint to Bloom (Painting Event) Kalpavriksha-PlantArt (Sketching and Doodling) Kalpavriksha-Phytography (Creative event) Kalpavriksha-Plant-o-Mania (Guessing event) Kalpavriksha-Veggie Fest (Plant-based recipe)
The Department of Botany organized career guidance lecture entitled ‘Career Prospects in Botany’ for FYBSc, SYBSc and TYBSc Botany students on Tuesday, 15th February 2022 at 11.00am through hybrid mode. It was delivered by Dr. Mahavir Gosavi. He was assisted by Mrs. Ashwini Deshpande, Dr. Neeraja Tutakne and Dr. V. Vishnuprasad. The students were given clear picture about future scope of botany in career management as well as in higher studies in India and abroad.
The Department of Botany organized guidance lecture on competitive exams like NET, SET, PET, GATE, etc. for Postgraduate Botany students on Wednesday, 16 th February 2022 at 11.00am through hybrid mode. It was delivered by Dr. Mahavir Gosavi. He was assisted by Ms. Snehal Unde and Mrs. Sakshi.
An interactive and informative session for budding entrepreneurs followed by business idea pitching competition
On 24th February 2022 as part of Utkarsha, two events were organized by TYBSc Students. They were “Unlock the Doc”& “Shark Tank”. Unlock the Doc: It was a treasure hunt where 6 p.d.f. files were shared where one had to find clues in one file to open the next one. The Team which could unlock all 6 files first were declared winners. The clues were based on general knowledge and logical thinking. A total of 17 teams participated for the event each having two participants. Top 3 winning teams were: First Prize: Nusrat & Palak Second Prize: Celine & Ishika Third Prize: Sharanya & Shreya Shark Tank: The event is inspired by the famous TV show “Shark Tank India”. The participants were the entrepreneurs who had to pitch their business model to the investors, also called as the ‘Sharks’. The entrepreneurs then asked for some amount and in exchange offered some percentage of equity to the investors. On the basis of prospects of profitability and the idea’s vigour, the ‘Sharks’ countered the offer. Seven teams participated in the event; each team having two participants. The winning teams were: First Prize: Gayathri Rai and Karthik Shetty Second Prize: Vaishnavi Deore and Deep Padharia
Science association organized QFIESTA-2022 on 25th February 2022 at 9.00am on MS TEAMS platform. QFIESTA-2022: A theme-based quiz on general science was organized. A total 77 student were registered from various colleges, 27 participated in the quiz.
Celebration of National science day, Guest Lecture organized by Science Association in collaboration with Department of chemistry Day: Monday Date: 28 February, 2022 Time: 9 am to 10.30 am. Objectives of the program: 1. To explain, how to manage home kitchen-waste. 2. To understand risk of waste and its effect on human health. 3. To explain how to protect Vasundhara and Nature.
Two days online workshop on "Development of skills in Biostatistics" was organized by Department of Microbiology, 2-3 March 2022. Resource person:- Dr. Leela Subramarian (Retired Professor of Statistics from S.I.E.S. College. Workshop was funded by RUSA grant.
• To develop of hands-on skills among UG Botany students on organic kitchen gardening, microgreen cultivation, composting, medicinal plant cultivation, window gardening and organic control of pests and diseases. • To motivate students towards using environment friendly practices required for plant cultivation in an urban set-up. • To expose the participants towards career opportunities and consultancies in the field of organic gardening, for the development of entrepreneurial skills.
The NSS Unit organised a Blood Donation Drive in College premises inviting students and teachers and non teaching staffs across all streams from the College. All the mechnical assistance was extended by the Sion Hospital Blood Ban, Sion , Mumbai. The NSS volunteers managed to convince pedestrians and passersby to come to College for donating blood. The programme started with ribbon cutting by the Principal Dr. Uma Shakar and successfully collected 84 units of blood. The technical head from Sion Hospital delivered a talk on collection of blood and its significance and usage to the NSS Volunteers and asked them to always donate and encourage other also to.
Skill Development Program organized by Department of Physics under RUSA
Guest Lecture on "Intellectual Property Rights" was organized for TYBSc & MSc students of Microbiology on 19th March 2022. Guest speaker:- Dr Seema Sambrani, Faculty, Department of Microbiology, K.J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai
2 Day workshop for SYBSc Students titled "Designing and testing of Power supply and application of Logic gates".
1 Day Demonstration Session titled "Demonstration of MSc projects and Physics research lab visit".
A webinar on “Investment Strategies for Beginners” was organized by the Department of Statistics SIES College on 24th April 2022 & conducted by Mr. Ninad Padwal, Wealth Manager Sunit Investment. Mr. Padwal explained the reasons for investing early along with examples, he practically explained the idea of inflation and how to tackle it. He later explained the benefits of Systematic Investment Plans (SIP) along with real time returns from the same and how and where to invest for a prosperous future. The Q&A session after the session was vibrant and informative. Fifty students from SY and TY attended the webinar.
A workshop on Curriculum Vitae writing on 25th April 2022 was conducted by Prof Seema Menon. The workshop helped students with making resume efficiently & also in acquiring placements after graduation.
Department of Botany launched Departmental newsletter – “Gulmohar” at online level. 3 issues were published under the same.
16th Inter-Collegiate/Institute/Department Avishkar Research Convention 2021-22 was conducted online by Department of Students’ Development, University of Mumbai. Out of 28 Research Proposals (34 student participants) from SIES College, 8 Research Proposals were selected for the Zonal Level Final rounds and 2 of our students secured ranks in the Final rounds. SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion (W) was awarded Overall Championship (First Rank) in the 16th Avishkar Research Convention 2021-2022 from Mumbai University in Zone-II.
Date: 9th May 2022 Time: 1.00 pm Venue: Auditorium, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Sion west, Organised by: Department of Food Technology and Nutraceuticals jointly with Department of Bioanalytical Sciences Resource persons / Invited Speakers: • Shri. Sanjay Dave; Former Chairperson, Codex Alimentarius Commission; Former Advisor, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) • Dr Prakash Kondekar, Advisory Board Member-Chamber for Advancement of Small & Medium Businesses (CASMB) -– A non-profit organization which empowers micro, small & medium business entrepreneurs to achieve next level success
The One Credit Course on “Tree Appreciation” was conducted by the Botany Department, which included one offline field visit to Rani Bagh, Byculla on the 1st May, 2022 (Sunday) and eight online modules from 7th May, 2022 to 10th May, 2022. These were followed by online assessment of 40 marks in Google form format consisting of MCQ type questions based on the modules conducted. The list of students who completed the course successfully and earned extra one credit in Semester II
The participating students of M.Sc.-II Botany successfully completed a Short-Term Training Program in ‘Plant Tissue Culture’ organized by KET’s Scientific Research Centre, from 12th May 2022 to 23rd May 2022.