Research Development Cell (RDC) Student’s Wing conducted first orientation program for the student participants of Avishkar 2019–20 on 6th July, 2019 in the Conclave.
Dr. Seema Somani, RDC Teacher in charge, invited PCASC Alumni Kundan Das, who got selected for state level in Avishkar 2018-19. She gave students a detailed presentation of what is Avishkar, she briefed the rules for this competition and how the rounds will be conducted. She further explained how students will be categories depending on their streams and how they can seek help in their research from teachers guiding them in Avishkar. Overall, it happened to be 30 mins presentation. Interestingly Seema Ma’am has been a judge for all the three rounds. Alumni Kundan Das shared his experience and gave a lot of helpful tips to the participants who were present in conclave.
- Dr. Gajanan Wader
- Dr. Seema Somani
- Dr. Rinkoo Shantnu
- To promote research culture among faculty members.
- To encourage faculty for publishing research papers in reputed journals.
- To inculcate research attitude among students.
The Research and Development Committee Students’ Wing conducted the ‘Second Orientation’ of Avishkar 2018-19. It was held on 4th September, 2018 in the Conclave. The In charge faculty of the same is Dr. Seema Somani. She guided the students on the levels in Avishkar Competition. The event was attended by the participants of category C1, C2 and C5. Dr. Somani briefed the students on the format in which they have to prepare the posters for the poster round. She exhibited the previous year’s best posters for a better understanding of the students. The format of the PowerPoint presentation was given and the making of the abstract was discussed by her. The dates of the competition were disclosed in the event. The students’ queries were answered by her and a complete brief about the competition was given. The previous year’s participants were called to share their experience at Avishkar 2017-18. Ms. Jacqueline and her teammates shared her experience with the judges at the main event. It was an interactive session where the queries of the participants were answered and tips and tricks were shared by the previous year’s participants and teacher.
Computer Association organized an orientation lecture for the First Year Bachelor of Information Technology (B.Sc.I.T.) students in the college auditorium on 27th July, 2018. The main aim behind this orientation lecture was to make students of F.Y. B.Sc.I.T. know what the Computer Association is and what kind of events it organizes.
The event started with a brief introduction to the students about the Bachelor of Information Technology (B.Sc.I.T.) course and what all things they will be able to do after the course is completed. They were also informed about the functioning of Computer Association. It included a brief introduction of a social event that the association had recently organized in Dyan Jyoti Savitribai Phule Mahanagar Palika School. The Second Year and Third Year students went to this government school to create awareness about the harmful effects of plastic and what other things they can use as a substitute to plastic. They were also shown video clips of the earlier social events handled by their department.
Further, the students of F.Y. B.Sc.I.T. were briefed about their departmental fest – “Bitfest – Everything Starts with A Bit”. It is considered as one of the biggest college festivals of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The First Year students were briefed through a video, to make them understand what goes in making the Bitfest successful. It specifically had an example of last year’s fest, where a gaming event – Ludo, received the maximum entries.
The event concluded with Prof. Deepika Sharma’s insightful speech, in which she briefly told them about what Computer Association means to its each and every member and the hard work that goes behind to make every event successful of the department.
The event ended on a reminder, regarding the technical event of Computer Association, which was organized for the first year batch.
On 23rd July 2018, Monday, the Fresher’s Orientation Session took place in Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science. It was the first day for the First Year students of the academic year 2018-19. The students seemed excited to start a new journey of their college life. They entered the college through the Gate No. 2 of the campus and were directed to the respective classes with the help of the faculties.
On the first day, the class teacher of each batch listed students about the guidelines they have to maintain in the college. It included the specifications about the rules and regulations, syllabus design, semester examinations, paper pattern and conduction of examinations. They were also informed about the various associations of each department in which they would get to work and help them get exposure of new opportunities. The Orientation day, also included a session where alumni students of their respective courses visited the fresher’s batch and shared their experience along with the do’s and don’ts of the college.
Students were familiarized with the benefits the college provides like Railway concessions and the other college activities. The mandatory information like issuing of Identity cards, examination forms and defaulters were instructed to the students on the very first day.
This year, Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science completed 20 years of contribution in education. Therefore, special books and batches were distributed to the first year students. All the students actively participated in the orientation session, which was a delightful sight.
On 10th July 2018, a seminar was conducted on the topic, ‘Orientation for Avishkar Research Convention 2018-19’ in the Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science.
Every year, Mumbai University hosts ‘Avishkar Research Convention’ to inculcate the students with a sense of research culture and scientific learning. The seminar was conducted in the conclave by the resource person Dr. Seema Somani. The seminar was for the participants of the Avishkar Competition. Dr. Somani briefed the students on various topics like the introduction of Avishkar, the categories under which the students can work on with their projects, the benefits of Avishkar and the rules of the same.
Avishkar is all about an invention for the betterment of the society. The resource person shared the past experience of the projects that took place and its importance. It was an interactive session where students asked queries about the topics they have chosen and the resource person help them with it.
An Orientation Programme was conducted for the new faces in the PCACS family on 8th July, 2016. Students were briefed about the importance of attendance, rules and regulations and also discipline that they need to maintain within the college premises. Head of departments and co-ordinator‘s of various disciplines addressed the students and gave them an overview about the respective courses.