The Literary Association of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science conducted a debate competition on 27th January, 2020 for the students of PCACS. The Judge for the event was Ms. Gurpreet Kaur Khalsa. Around 12 pairs of students had taken part in the competition. There were two teams formed, one ‘FOR’ and other ‘AGAINST’. Every ‘For’ candidate from a pair was the part of the main ‘FOR’ team and same in the case of ‘AGAINST’. An intriguing topic “Sanitary Napkins should be sold without covers” was selected. Each candidate had his / her own special way of putting forth the points and views on the topic selected. Two best speakers were selected, one each from the ‘For’ Side and ‘Against’ Side and the best speaker from over all participants was selected. The event ended in good terms with the teachers and students both learning something new and fun from the event.
Department of B.Com. Accounting & Finance organized One Day National Seminar on “Financial Awareness of GST and Telecom Industry” in association with Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI) on 24th January 2020, Friday for Third Year B.Com. Accounting & Finance. Seminar was started with inauguration ceremony. Dr. Abida Khan, Coordinator – B.Com. Accounting & Finance felicitated guest Mr. Thirthraj Pandey Project Officer CGSI, resource person Mr. K. V. Nanda Kumar Menon and Mr. Dinesh Bhandari. Dr. Kavita Kathare introduced guest Mr. Thirthraj Pandey, Project Officer Consumer Guidance Society of India and resource person Mr. K.V. Nanda Kumar Menon, Retired as Senior Vice President from UTI Mutual Fund from Kerala and Mr. Dinesh Bhandari, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. The seminar was organized in two sessions.
The schedule and time was as below.
10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. – Session on Telecom Industry
11.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. – Session on Financial Awareness on GST
Menon sir guided students on Financial Literacy and Awareness on GST. Dinesh Bhandari sir guided students on Mobile Applications, Performance level of Service Providers and shared different experiences of consumers with students. Seminar was concluded with vote of thanks session.
On 23rd January, 2020 ‘Best out of waste’ competition was successfully held by the members of Nature’s Club. The participants showed their active participation towards the same. This event was successful with 9 participants with the aim to make something best from waste material. Every participants showed different creativity namely doll made with a bottle, paper flower vase, a pen stand with full of waste pens etc. And also exhibition of the same was conducted.
Road Safety Week is celebrated year by year in order to create awareness among the public regarding traffic rules and to reduce casualties of road accidents. This year again the N.S.S. Unit of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science (Autonomous) organized Road Safety Week in association with Navi Mumbai Traffic Branch, Panvel Unit on 16th January, 2020. The Chief Guest of the day was Mr. Abhijeet Mohite Senior Police Inspector Traffic Branch Panvel unit. He stated in his speech that safety is as simple as ‘ABC’- Always Be Careful and insisted each one to be a good citizen and obey traffic rules and minimize the number of accidents and save human lives.
The National Service Scheme of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, New Panvel organized a social camp in the adopted village, Ghot Gaon, MIDC Taloja from 13th to 19th January, 2020. The social camp was hosted with the help of Municipal Corporation and former Nagarsevak of the village. The main purpose of the camp was to promote ‘Swachhta’ in the village. There were 90 student volunteers under the surveillance of NSS Chief Programme Officer of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Prof. Shabab Rizvi who did the planning, coordination and execution of the whole camp with zeal. All the activities planned were successfully executed like Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, Swachhta hi Seva, Alcoholism, Technology and Family, Old age is Gold age, Jal hai to Kaal hai, Me and N.S.S, etc. The social camp also held special lectures for student’s development like Personality Development by Dr. B. S. Patil, Competitive Exam and National Services by Dr. Samrat Jadhav, Dental Awareness by Dr. Shilpa Vaishampayan and Dr. Anupam, Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat by Ms. Gurpreet Kaur, Sex Education by Dr. Arun Ranade, etc. Some of the guests who graced us with their presence in the camp for guiding students were Dr. Gajanan Wader (Principal of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science), Mr. Diwakar Kadam (Area coordinator of N.S.S.), Mr. Dyaneshwar Suresh Patil (Nagarsevak of adopted village), Mr. Suresh Patil & Mr. Sandesh Kumar Patil (Principal, Z.P. School, Ghot gaon). There were also some important people working in the department of Panvel Municipal Corporation who came to the camp to share their experiences and knowledge on Cleanliness management with their volunteers. The overall environment of the camp was disciplined and well structured. It was rich in practical knowledge and experience which introduced human skills into students. The camp was conscious of not exploiting the resources of the village and keeping the villager’s consent as higher consideration. It was as a whole a fruitful experience for the college students and a helping hand for the residents of the village with the guidance and active involvement of all the Guests.
10 Students of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science (Autonomous), New Panvel qualified for University round at Avishkar Research Convention 2019-20, University of Mumbai held at Khalapur on 22nd December, 2019.
“Our PhD students, Mr. Girish Kudav and Mr. Shravan Bane under the PPG category have bagged *GOLD* medal and *SILVER* medal respectively and have successfully qualified for the State Level Avishkar Research Convention 2019-20.”
Biotechnology Association of Pillai College of Arts, Science and Commerce organized Gender Sensitization Awarenesses for the Students of Biotechnology on 21st December, 2019 in the Auditorium of Pillai College.
The Program was conducted by The Jimmy Foundation. The foundation is basically an organization that works at ensuring a life free of prejudice and abuse for everybody, irrespective of caste, religion, region or species. The event was lead by a motivational speaker and gender, sexuality trainer named Harish Iyer who is also the founder of the organization. He made the students aware regarding notions of sexism and how we need to be sensitized towards our fellow genders. He fathomed us about how we need not be pressurized under the stereotypical beliefs of the society and introduced us to engaging terminologies like being Gender Fluid, Cis-gender, Gender queer, how being gender neutral and respecting each and every gender is crucial to live a virtuous life.
Other guests of honour included Mr. Rakesh Sharma (Founder of Lilac Insights Pvt. Ltd.), Ms. Riya Sharma and Trupati Inamdar (Scientific support executive – Lilac Insights Pvt. Ltd).
Mr. Rakesh Sharma and Ms. Riya Sharma shared their life experience and struggles and motivated and guided students to overcome such challenges.
A skit competition under the theme of Gender equality was also conducted for the students. The competition was judged by Mr. Harish Iyer and Ms. Trupati Inamdar. Winning team was awarded with cash prize and certificates. Participation certificates were given to all the participants.
The workshop was highly enlightening and intellectually stimulating for the students of our college.
On Wednesday, 11th December 2019 Department of B.Sc. I.T. / C.S. had organised a National Conference on “Data Science: Transforming the Digital World” in association with Mumbai Management Academy and Research which was held in the college auditorium.
The conference was organised to make our participants aware and understand the importance of Data Science in different sectors like IT, HR, Management and Operations. This conference was conducted in the presence of dignitaries and delegates coming from different sectors of the industry. The chief guest of the day was Dr. S.K Nanda who is a retired IAS officer and former chief secretary of home government of Gujarat. The honourable guest of the conference was Shri. Sougata Ghosh who is the Deputy Director General of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The event also saw the presence of:
- Dr. Gajanan Wader (Principal PCACS),
- Mrs. Deepika Sharma (Vice principal PCACS),
- Prof. A. N. Kutty (Academic Advisor)
- Mr. R. N. Ganguly (Founder and Director MMAR)
The conference was divided into two sessions with the first session being a seminar and making our participants understand what role is data science playing in the industry and how it is being used in the different sectors with:
Shri. Ashishkumar Chauhan (MD & CEO Bombay Stock Exchange) being the keynote speaker of the session.
The eminent speakers of the session were:
- Shri. Naved Imran (Associate Program Manager, eClerx Mumbai),
- Shri. Sabeeh Ashhar (Associate Director, Quantitative Research Morningstar, Mumbai),
explaining the participants how data science will play an important role and it will grow in the coming years.
The second session of the conference was a Panel Discussion on the topic:
The opportunities & challenges for employability with the panel members:
- Ms. Lucky Kulkarni (Country Head-HR Jeena & Company),
- Shri. Lalit Kar (Senior VP, Head HR Reliance Digital),
- Ms. Divya Momaya (Co-Founder, Mentor MyBoard MMB Advisors Private Ltd.),
- Dr. Sanjeev Chauhan (Director HR Pepe Jeans India Ltd.)
being the session moderator.
The conference was concluded with Vote of Thanks given by Mrs. Deepika Sharma (Vice Principal PCACS)