The Finanza Association of B.Com. Accounting and Finance had organised a Visit to Dalal Street to participate in the Lit Fest organised by the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The fest was a two day event in which various dignitaries from different backgrounds addressed the audience with their views. The event started with beautiful performance of flute and then the motivating speech of Gaur Gopal Das gave everyone a light on way of living one’s life. Then there was a discussion on Rain water harvesting and conservation by Sir Samuel, founder of Indus Waters Treatment Plant.
Other than formal activities, there were stalls of various items such as Live Ice-cream Shop, Live earthen pot making, stalls of tea and coffee, etc. to give people a real hand experience of how things are made. Overall, the event was a success and attending it proved to be good for all.
Department of B.Com. and B.Com. Accounting and Finance in association with Mumbai University College Teachers Association (MUCTA) organized Three Days International Faculty Development Programme on “Digital Teaching and Learning Environment” on 11th, 12th and 13th May, 2020.
Ms. Bhavya Ahuja Grover Faculty from Ramanujan College, University of Delhi was the resource person for all three days of the session. Mr. Harshal Kulkarni from the United Kingdom Guest of the session addressed the participants on the importance of FDP in the current era. The basic idea was to equip the teachers with hand on training on getting started with LMS, Structuring course e content, flipped classroom, screencastify hands on training were covered during the session. The main aim was to assist the teachers in smooth conduct of online classroom. Online FDP session was streamed online on youtube channel of MUCTA.
1482 participants from different colleges registered for this online FDP from national as well as international domain (Australia, United Kingdom) 5.8 thousand people viewed the live streaming. The presenters were provided with the E-certificates followed by quiz and feedback for all three days. Online FDP had very good responses from all the participants through comments on you tube live chat.
Board of Industry Academia Partnerships (BIAP) is organizing Faculty Development Program on “Research Methodology” from 4th to 8th May, 2020.
National Level Webinar on “IPR, Copyright and Plagiarism” was organized by Learning Resource Centre in association with Library Advisory Committee on 27th April, 2020 using ZOOM Platform.
The webinar aimed to aimed to create awareness about the intellectual property rights and consequences of Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism among the participants. In addition to it, the webinar highlighted on how to manage references and bibliographies while conducting research activity. About 95 members participated in the webinar.
Dr. Sanjay B. Munavalli, Organizing Secretary of the event while introducing the webinar said that IPR, Copyright and Plagiarism are important areas of discussion in this COVID-19 pandemic situation and all universities, colleges must need to be addressed. If the higher education institutions does not take steps to address the gravity of this situation it risks damaging its reputation. It is crucial for a higher education institution to establish a culture in which academic integrity is at the forefront of its mission.
The session was conducted by Shri. Prahlad Jadhav, Senior Manager at Khiatan & Co. Mumbai and presented in detail about the intellectual property rights copyright, trademark, patent and highlighted that academic dishonesty and fair use of information for education purpose. He also shared his views on ‘Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism’ and highlighted the University Grants Commission (UGC) (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Regulations, 2018).
During Valedictory Session, report of the webinar was presented by Organizing Secretary, Dr. Sanjay B. Munavalli which was followed by online feedback from the participants and distribution of e-certificates to the participants
On 22nd April, 2020, PCACS Placement Cell organized a Webinar in collaboration with Ed-tech Master class on Students Engagement during online classes was successfully conducted with participation of different stake holders.
The webinar addressed student centric effective teaching-learning pedagogy among the participants. This course was aimed for teachers who are teaching various disciplines of science and engineering subjects in colleges or Universities. There were 125 participants registered for this program from different Universities and Colleges of Mumbai and 75 number of participants successfully completed the program.
The key points regarding the session are as below:
Workshop Title : Ed-tech Master class on Student Engagement during online classes
Organised by PCACS in association with Enable Employability Excellence
Conducted on 22nd April from 11 am to 12.30 pm, through Google Meet
Key Topics Covered :
- Principles of Communication
- Ed Tech Tools : Google Classroom, Jam board
- Activities to engage the students
Faculty : Mr Sunny Agrawal
Number of Participants : 75
Average Feedback Rating : 4.65 ( out of 5 )
Digital Certificates were issued to all participants
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Pillai Group of Institutions had organised an essay writing competition for the students of MES, New Panvel Campus. The topics for the essay competition were ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Women Empowerment and Education, Inspiring Women – one Indian example, Women in Tech – opportunities and challenges, Unsung Women Heroes’. 15 students of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science participated out of 40 students from Pillai Group of Institutions.
College Level Workshop on “Use of Google Certify’em Add-on: An Instrument to Generate Automatic E-certificate” for faculty members of PCACS was organized by Library Advisory Committee on 3rd March, 2020.
The main objectives of the workshop are effective usage of Google Certify’em Add-on to generate e-certificates.
- Certify’em lets certifier leverage the power of Google Forms to create online certifications and email custom certificates to exam-takers, survey and feedback participants.
- The certifier can predefine their own eligibility criteria’s for participants to issue e-certificate.
- Google certify’em may help to motivate learners or participants to complete the assigned tasks.
- Google certify’em helps to collect immediate feedbacks from the participants or learners while conducting seminars and conferences.
- Google certify’em helps to reduce the time spent for distribution of certificates, reduces usage of paper and improves the image of participants as well as certifier.
Dr. Sanjay B. Munavalli, Librarian, PCACS conducted the session and highlighted the features of Google certify’em and demonstrated design and development of e-certificates.The various advantages of using e-certificates and linking to Google forms.About 60 faculty members participated.The participants assigned to design and develop their own certificates using Google certify’em Add-on followed by feedback collected from the participants and vote of thanks proposed by Library Advisory Committee In-Charge Dr. Seema Somani, Associate Professor, Dept. of Commerce.
Literary Association is collaboration with Value Education Committee organized an activity on 29th February, 2020. Students were shown a video clip on importance of segregating Dry waste and Wet Waste in two separate bins. After watching the video, students were asked to write a review on it. Total 32 students were part of this activity. Prof. Akshata Narkar went through the write-ups and selected the two best reviews. As part of the activity, proper sanitation values were taught to the students through this video.
Students watching the video clip on sanitation in the class
Students writing the review on the clip shown in class
Prof. Akshata Narkar while conducting the review writing competition
Pillai College has always promoted various human arts and this was proved once again, when Marathi vangmay mandal organised a debate competition in Marathi language on the occasion of Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din i.e. 27th February, 2020. Total 6 teams participated in the event.
In a time when English dominates other languages, it was nice to see support for the Marathi. 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. Sanjana Bhangale. 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 & runners-up as well as participants.