The Orator – An Elocution Competition was organized by the Literary Association of PCACS on 6th October, 2018. The objective was to spread awareness about self love and to enhance the confidence and the communication skills of the students. The event witnessed participation from different streams and students from all over the college spoke their views on the topic “The Art of Loving Oneself”.
The event was judged by Asst. Prof. Mishkaat Imrani from the Department of Bachelor of Mass Media. Every participant added beauty to the topic but the ones to win the top four positions were, Ms. Aaliya Shaikh (F.Y. B.M.M.), Ms. Deepthi Rao G. N. (F.Y. B.M.M.), Mr. Aditya Soyanke (F.Y. B.M.M.) and Ms. Hrudya Tressa (T.Y. B.Com.A/F) respectively. The event concluded with a thought provoking address by the Judge, Ms. Mishkaat Imrani, followed by the vote of thanks by Ms. Gurpreet Kaur Khalsa, In-Charge, Literary Association.
Pillai College has always promoted the various human arts; and this was proved once again, when the Marathi Vangmay Mandal organised a Debate Competition in Marathi language on 11th September, 2018.
The term Vangmay Mandal in Marathi means a literature association. In a time where English dominates other languages, it was nice to see support for the Marathi. The event was well received, with 8 teams of students participating. Various social topics were given to them for the debate. The topics selected were relevant to current social issues in life. The event was judged by Mrs. Prajakta Kane. The format of the competition was an interactive session, where every student was given a chance to put across their points. Certificates were awarded to the winners and runners-up participants.
The Marathi Vangmaya Mandal of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science conducted a Marathi Debate Competition on Thursday, 30th August, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in L-403 of the PCACS campus.
Economics Association conducted a Debate Competition for the B.Com. students on 24th August, 2018 in the college Conclave. The topic for the debate was ‘Plastic: Boon or Bane’. Total 25 students participated in the said competition. The event was judged by Ms. Gurpreet Kaur and Ms. Heena Khanche. The students were well prepared for the purpose and charmed the audience with their performance. All the participants were given one minute to present their respective points, following to which students participated in an open debate challenge where the participants brainstormed on the said theme. It was an interactive session, where every student put across his point. The prize winners were applauded for their performance. The Debate Competition helped the participating students in honing their communication skills and confidence.
Vistas in Biotechnology a poster competition was held at Pillai’s College of Arts, Commerce and Science (PCACS) by the Department of Biotechnology and the Biotech Association on 21st December, 2017.
The topics for this competition were wide open under the roof of Biotechnology and participants put up posters based Nanotechnology, Immunology and Virology etc.
The judges for this competition were Dr. Rishikesh Patilan Inspire faculty at ACTREC, Kharghar and Dr. C. K. Prashanth faculty member of Department of Biotechnology at PCACS. The judges were not only enthralled but amazed by the posters put up by the participants.
Vistas was inaugurated by Dr. Rishikesh Patil and the competition began at 10:00 a.m.
Students from colleges like IOS, Tilak, MGM and Jhunjhunwala participated for this competition making it a major success.
Looking forward for even more wonderful competition in the coming years.
Pillai Group of Institutions hosted One Day Intra-Collegiate Competition for students – Expression 2017 in association with Women Development Cell, University of Mumbai and Majlis, Legal Centre for Women at Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, New Panvel on 8th December, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students from Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Pillai College of Architecture, Pillai Institute of Management Studies & Research and Pillai College of Engineering participated in the event. The event started with welcome speech by the Joint Secretary Dr. Daphne Pillai, followed by competition which included two categories of events – verbal and non-verbal. Both the events were conducted simultaneously at two different venues from 11:00 a.m. onwards. The verbal events which included speech, skit and songs saw an overwhelming response of 56 students’ participation was organised in the astro turf area. The non-verbal events included posters and rangoli making where 43 students participated. The non- verbal events were held in two batches from 11:00 a.m. onwards in the architecture studio. The event was graced by the presence of our Joint Secretary Dr. Daphne Pillai and Ms. Ayeshna Dutta, members of Women Development Cell, University of Mumbai. Ms. Aditi Thakkar from Majlis also graced the occasion. The panel of judges included internal judge Mrs. Rasika Patil, artist and a graduate of Fine Arts from J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai and external judge Lawyer Ms. Harshada More. Ms. Snehal Patil from Pillai Institute of Management Studies & Research was the winner and Ms. Progna Bannerjee from Pillai Institute of Management Studies & Research was the runner-up in the verbal category. Mr. Abhijit Prakashan from Pillai College of Engineering and Ms. Vrinda from Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science were the winner and runner-up in the non-verbal category. The programme ended with panel discussion by Majlis team members with the students. The active participation of 99 students in verbal and non-verbal events and a team of 6 students and 8 teachers worked together to make the event a grand success.
First Prize for Poster Competition and Second Prize for Street Play secured at District Level Competition
The Department of Lifelong Learning & Extension (DLLE) unit of Mahatma Education Society’s, Pillai College of Arts Commerce & Science, New Panvel held a skit based on the subject of ‘Women Status in India’ on 28th September, 2017. PCACS students secured the second prize for the Street play which was organized as a part of the Socio-Cultural District Level Competition 2017-18 at Anjuman Islam Janjira, Degree College of Science, Murud Janjira on 1st October, 2017. The skit dealt with the issue of atrocities that are faced by a Woman throughout the various stages of her life. The students acted naturally and meticulously with raw talent. Performance was staged confidently with appropriate props. Collaborative efforts and hard work of all the students involved was evident and duly recognized. The cast consisted of a total of 12 students and additional 7 students were involved as a part of the crew.
Ms. Apurva Shirke bagged the first prize in Poster making competition which was held by Anjuman Islam College, Murud on 1st October, 2017.
College: Anjuman Islam Janjira, Degree College of Science, Murud Janjira
Last date for sending: 30th September, 2017
Declaration of results: 1st October, 2017