Departmental Social Initiatives

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Social Work - under AMA

Department of Mass Media conducted English teaching classes for 1 week in Savitribai Phule School, New Panvel.

The students tried different teaching methodologies ranging from Games, use of vibrant teaching aids and group discussions to impart fun learning to these students.

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"It is true that the only way to receive is to give."

Giving is indeed, the most beautiful way of showering our blessings to the needy ones. Department of Mass Media along with its faculty - Mrs. Lakshmi V. distributed snacks at Balgram Ashram, Khandeshwar on 21st July, 2017.

Enthusiastic B.M.M. students also performed for the ashram kids and spent quality time with them.

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Social Activity on Hygiene Campaign in Government School

On 31st July 2017, the Economics Association organised a Hygiene Campaign in Panvel Mahanagar Palika Girls School in which the students of Economics Association visited the school. The aim of the campaign was to reduce rate of sickness among children through the simple but effective act of hand-washing. For this Economics Association installed Hand-Wash Dispensers in the School and also donated liquid soap packets. Our association students also made the children aware about the benefits of cleanliness and maintaining hygiene by washing hands.

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan 2017

The students under the banner of Management Association conducted a social service in Panvel Muncipal School on 28th July, 2017. The students gave lecture to the school student regarding importance of cleanliness and how to keep themselves clean.

Two dustbins for wet and dry waste was donated to the school for the maintenance of school and ensuring proper cleanliness.

The student got good response from the student.

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Social Event

Mathematics Association has conducted a social event on 4th July, 2017. Association members and student representatives visited and distributed clothes to under privileged people who residing in slums in New Panvel area.

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Visit to Vanwasi Kalyan Ashram in Chinchavali Village, Panvel

Department teachers and S.Y B.Com. Accounting & Finance students visited Vanwasi Kalyan Ashram in Chinchavali Village, Panvel on 11th July, 2017 and facilitated with grocery items like rice and edible oil. It is the social institution taking care of 30 orphanage children (from 5 years to 15 years old) under the guidance of the ashram in-charge Mr. Deepak.

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan 2016

The students of Management Association held a cleanliness awareness programme among the people residing near Panvel station on 15th December, 2016. The students explain them the importance of keeping themselves and their surrounding clean.

They distributed soaps and made them realize the importance of keeping their surroundings clean and tidy. The students also made them aware of the various disease caused.

The student got good response from the people.

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The students of B.M.S. department had organised a Social Service Activity on 28th January, 2017 wherein the students visited Jankalyan Sevaashram, Panvel. The students conducted different activities such as dancing, singing and played different games with the children there.They donated various things such as pens, pencils, books, old clothes as well as some eatables like rice grains, dal, biscuits and cakes for children and old people staying there. This activity ended on a positive note thereby spreading happiness and joy for the people staying in the Ashram as well as for students of the college.

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Economics Association conducted a Social Activity on Tuesday, 20th December, 2016 in Siddhi Karavle Village, Taloja in which our students distributed cakes to 100 children in the Zila Parishad School. The objective was to share happiness with these children for Christmas and New Year.

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The Smile Project

Duration: 26th September – 3rd October, 2016 (8 Days)

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For the first social event for the year 2016-2017, the Computer Association partnered with an NGO known as SEAL (Social and Evangelical Association for Love). SEAL provides shelter, food, clothing, health-care and education at the SEAL Ashram located at Panvel.

The Computer Association organized a drive in order to collect usable clothes, bags and footwear from the students and faculty of PCACS, for the residents of SEAL Ashram. Titled as ‘The Smile Project’, the Computer Association set out to accomplish this new challenge. The one factor that set this event apart for the Computer Association was that, this event was executed entirely by its First Year members, while the Second Year members provided organizational guidance to their juniors.

Once all the details of the event was communicated to SEAL, the event took place in the following way:

24th September, 2016

The Second Year Computer Association members called a meeting where the First Year members were briefed about their upcoming task, its goals and guidelines for execution of the event.
The First Year members were then divided into two teams: Team 1 and Team 2.

26th - 27th September, 2016
Day 1 - 2: Publicity

The group leaders of the two teams decided which group would publicize ‘The Smile Project’ in which classrooms. Once the classrooms were divided amongst the two teams, the teams split into smaller groups of two or three and began the first phase, i.e., spreading awareness and details about ‘The Smile Project’ in each classroom in PCACS. The Second Year members of the Computer Association announced the event details in all the staff rooms in PCACS.

28th – 30th September, 2016
Day 3 - 5: Collection

The First Year members organized themselves into groups and scoured each floor for donations. The groups visited each classroom on each floor in order to collect the donations as well as remind them about the event. The groups also collected donations from the staff rooms.

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Day 6 - 8: Final Packing and Pickup

Once the collection was completed, the entire donation was packed into bags. Once packed, the Computer Association coordinated a pickup date with SEAL.
The pickup vehicle from SEAL arrived on 3rd October, 2016 in the college premises. Once the collection was handed over to SEAL, ‘The Smile Project’ came to an end.

The first social event held by the Computer Association was a massive success. The Computer Association collected over 50 big bags full of clothes, schoolbags and footwear for the residents of SEAL Ashram. The two teams that were assigned with the task of executing ‘The Smile Project’ saw that the event was conducted and executed beautifully.

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The Community service programme was organized on 23rd December, 2015 at Rotary school for Deaf and Dumb students - New Panvel by the Final year students. The students taught them to make craft articles and the children enjoyed along with them. We also celebrated Christmas party with them.


The Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Association

The Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Association of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, New Panvel had organized a visit to Jeevan Jyothi Charitable Trust, Old Panvel on 18th December 2015, Friday. The initiative to visit the organization was taken by the Professors and students of the Department. They had an interactive session with the children regarding the importance of basic cleanliness and personal hygiene in our daily life.


Students of our college also had conducted entertaining session where the children sang and shook the leg on few songs; following which, blankets, books and stationary items. Refreshments in the form of snacks were distributed. Overall this event was highly entertaining and enlightening for the kids at Jeevan Jyothi Charitable Trust that have sensitized our students with regards to their social responsibilities.

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Department of Mass Media along with its departmental association AMA (Arts and Media Association) conducted ‘Recycle and Reuse’ Campaign as a part of its social activity.

The activity undertaken by the students of S.Y.B.M.M. included designing posters on the importance of recycling. The students displayed the posters all over the campus. They also spread awareness about the importance of recycling through classroom interactions.

The activity also included a call for donation of old textbooks and notebooks. The textbooks thus collected were donated to the college library and the empty pages from the notebooks were distributed to children in an orphanage named ‘Balagram’ in Khanda Colony.

Department of Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)

Department of B.M.S. students contributed stationary, clothes and money at Seal Ashram a shelter for under priveledge on 7th March, 2016.


A Special Yoga Programme was organized by the B.M.S. department for its Second Year Students on 26th November, 2015. A total of 80 students attended the session. Key asanas such as Vajrasan, Padmasan, Kapaalbhati, Naukasan, Bhujangasan, etc. were covered in this session. The programme was addressed by Mr. P. L. Bhardwaj from institute of Yoga and Aryurved and Arogya Seva Samiti and his team of three instructors who demonstrated the different asanas and explained how each of these asanas stand to benefit students. The session lasted for about an hour and a half and was truly enlightening in all respects. We felt privileged to be a part of this session and expressed our gratitude with a vote of thanks.


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AIESEC in Navi Mumbai organized "Balakalakaar", an event that looked into the simple pleasures of childhood that many underprivileged children missed out because of the poverty and hunger that engulfed their lives. The Computer Association feels proud that it was also a part of the noble cause. The main event was on 20th December, held at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Panvel, where around 400 underprivileged kids came together fora day full of fun, learning and happiness. Along with financially contributing for the event, the members of CA actively volunteered, teaching and playing with the kids. It was an amazing experience for the volunteers to witness the innocent smiles.


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Economics Association students visited an orphanage ‘Swargdwar’ in which they donated stationery and chocolates to the children on 23rd September, 2015.


As our social endeavor and to create awareness, Economics Association students painted zebra crossing near the institution under ‘Road Safety Week’ on 14th January, 2016.

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As a part of our social outreach commitment the department of B.Com. Accounting and Finance conducted social activity in the month of January 2016 where collected amount from students used for donation of food for 26th January programme of Vishes Kshamta Mahotsav 2016 conducted by Deaf and Mentally Challenged Residential School, Chipale.


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Teachers and students of B.Com. Accounting and Finance department visited Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram, Chinchavali, Nere, New Panvel on 3rd March 2015, Tuesday. Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram is a social institution of 30 orphanage children. It takes care of their studies, basic necessities, personal and social development. Mr. Dilip Barela is care taker of this ashram and children. We donated Rs.7,300 (Seven Thousand Three Hundred) towards buying of printer for their official use for upliftment of children.

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B.Com. Account and Finance students with their teachers visited Zilla Parishad School, Nandgaon Katkarwadi and donated school bags and weighing machine.

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Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Association organized a skit on Panvel railway station on ‎Friday, ‎24th January, ‎2014.

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With the ongoing activity of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Department of Biotechnology on behalf of Biotechnology Association and Environment Analysis and Conservation Team (EnACT) organized a cleanliness drive and a dengue awareness programme on 11th December, 2014. The increasing cases of dengue and environmental pollution make it a need of the hour to highlight the necessity for cleanliness in the nation. Under the guidance of Dr. K. M. Srinandhinidevi, In charge, Biotechnology Association and Mr. Gopakumar Pillai, In charge, ENACT and Mr. Akhil Nair, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, more than seventy students actively took part in the drive and cleaned the area between Panvel Railway Station and State Transport Bus Depot (Old Panvel). The students explained the necessity for cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene for a disease free society with emphasis on measures to prevent dengue and malarial attacks to the public. People from different age groups also contributed to the campaign by actively working along with the students, which highlights the accomplishment of our objective.

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A social activity was conducted at Girija Ghar. The students had purchased groceries, oil, spices, books and games for the orphans which was contributed by the students themselves. The students played games with them.

It was very pleasant to see them liking the things provided by the students. We look forward to organize such events in future. The event was conducted on 15th January, 2015.

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The association members and student representatives visited slum areas near by panvel railway station and distributed food items like rice, pulses, oil, sugar, tea powder to the needy.

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Economics association conducted a social activity in the month of September, 2014 in which students donated old newspapers. The newspapers were sold and collected amount was donated to “SEAL Ashram” by our association students.

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The Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Association continued its campaign for women's rights and safety by organizing a street play DASTAK (Voice against atrocities on women) by the students of the department of Biotechnology at the New Panvel Railway Station. Through the play students demanded that the government draw up a comprehensive plan to ensure women's safety and that people react to such heinous crimes and also help victims who fall prey to such injustice. The play was Written, Directed and performed by the first and second year students of the B.Sc. Biotechnology stream. The play was based on the different threats faced by women in the country and was performed on the 24th of January 2014 it was a ten minutes play and stirred many emotions on the onlooker. The association is known and recognized for always taking up topics and themes that are off the beaten path and keep adding new elements to perceive and practice things.

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Faculty members and students of the Department visited “Rotary Club of Industrial Town Charitable Trust Residential School for Hearing Impaired” located at Panvel on 21st September, 2013 - Saturday. Stationery items, Sweets and Chocolates were distributed to the kids in the school. A few members of the faculty as well as some of the students spent quality time with them and made them “FEEL SPECIAL”.

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The Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) students spend time with the little tiny tots of ‘Girja Orphanage’ located in Kharghar making their Christmas memorable.

The orphanage established in 2004, aims at saving life of the unfortunate children. Students had collected monetary donations from the BMS department, which was utilized in providing snacks, soft drinks, cake and stationary. Our students dressed up as Santa Claus and on seeing the Santa arrived at their door step the children were pleased and excited about the evening. There was cake cutting along with a small dance party the event took place within 2 hours and the celebration filled the hearts of those children with joy. The faculty and the students really are thankful to of Mr. Vasant Kumar the president of the organization for providing a great opportunity to make this Christmas worthwhile.

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Teachers from the Department of Biotechnology and the Vice-Principal contributed collectively around Rs.5700/- towards the balance fees of Ms. Fauziya a Second year B.Sc. Biotechnology student, whose family was experiencing economic difficulties.

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In association with a NGO “Rhiday Sparsh”, IT and CS department organized a Christmas Party on 26th December, 2012 at “St. Jude India Childcare Center, TATA Hospital, Kharghar. Students of the department spent a full day with children there.

Those cute, innocent kids really had a nice time playing and colouring with our students. The kids relished the cake and snacks arranged for the party. Our students took initiative to plant Vegetable plants and Fruit trees near those areas in Kharghar where under privileged people reside. By this plantation people to get vegetables and fruits, which otherwise are beyond their reach. Also plantation would preserve the environment. The alarming height of accidents, tragic loss of thousands of human lives and enormous costs of the accidents on road virtually transformed this crucial crisis from nobody’s concern to everybody’s concern. Out of this concern, The Department conducted a “Road Safety Awareness Drive” in Panvel on 24th January, 2013.

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B.M.S. Students and Teachers contributed and donated stationary and cash of Rs. 4000/- to Gyanashram, Kalamboli in the month of December, 2012. Self Defense Workshop was organized for Female Students in the month of January, 2013 by Krav Maga.

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The Financial Market department initiated Community programme which was spearheaded by Students of First Year, Second Year and Third Year students jointly. The Community service programme was organised along with the Departmental Fest – FESTOFINANZA on 6th February, 2013. The Rotary school for Deaf and Dumb students - New Panvel was invited as Guest of Honour. The Students gifted them handmade tiaras and distributed biscuits and chocolates. They also performed to entertain the children, which were an exhilarating experience for the School students. The students of Rotary school also performed which was an inspirational act, in spite of their Hearing Disability.


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On 16th February 2012, B.Com. A/F students and teachers, visited to the Zilla Parishad School, Nandgaon Katkarwadi where 26 students of primary section are studying and donated school bags and a weighing machine as per the school’s requirement. Towards this cause, students made a donation of ten rupees each.

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Biotechnology Association students and staff members of Department of Biotechnology with children PRATHAM - An NGO working for the benefit of orphans and street children

As part of their social commitment, Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Association visited Pratham - a shelter home for under-privileged girls who were either orphans or belonged to a family who could not afford their basic schooling facilities. Twenty students from S.Y B.Sc. (Biotechnology) accompanied by the Dr. Rashmi Padhye, Mrs. Bindu Rajaguru and Mrs. Jyoti Kadam, visited the shelter home on 16th February, 2012.

During the visit cultural activities were performed by our students as well as the inmates, sweets were distributed and some clothes collected from students of our college were donated to the inmates.

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Barns school students were given practical knowledge about computers on 20th October, 2011, Thursday.


Computer Association members with students from BARNS School during a session on practical knowledge about computers on 20th October, 2011.

Pratham NGO students were provided practical knowledge about Microsoft office Word Document on 14th January, 2012, Saturday.


Students from Pratham N.G.O. for underprivileged children, at session on practical knowledge about Microsoft Office Word document on 14th January, 2012, organizes by the Computer Association (IT and CS department).

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Students have visited Old Age Home “Shanti Kunj Sevashram, Harigram” and provided them food, clothes, walking stick etc on 27th December, 2011.



"Avoid Crackers Movement” was conducted on the day of Diwali by burning Candles on 26th October, 2011.

Light of Joy: An event conducted at the auspicious occasion of Diwali to light a candle to represent joy, love and brotherhood and to say "no" to pollution by members of Management Association at our college campus.

Students have collected Amount of Rs.10 and purchased school bags and weight machine and donated at Zilla Parishad Primary School at Nandgaon, Khatkarwadi.


B.M.S. and Management Association Students visited an Orphanage “Home for Sweet Children, Kalamboli” and donated Rs. 1,000 in cash and also provided food to them on 14th November, 2011, it was named as “Muskaan”.

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Third year students (T.Y.F.M.) of Financial Markets, along with their class teacher, Mrs. Jennie Prajith, visited Rotary school for Deaf students at New Panvel on Tuesday 17th January, 2012 and distributed 121 long note books and drawings books handmade from left out pages from used books. Pens, pencils and chocolates were also distributed to students.

Third Year students of Financial Markets, along with their class teacher, Mrs. Jennie Prajith, visited Rotary School for Deaf students at New Panvel and distributed handmade long note books and drawings books from left out pages from used books, Pens, Pencils and Chocolates.


First Year students of Financial Markets and their class teacher Mrs. Nisha Rapheal with street children at the Jeevan Jyothi Charitable Trust, Panvel.

On February 8th Wednesday 2012, the First year students (F.Y.F.M.) of Financial Markets headed by their class teacher Mrs. Nisha Rapheal visited Jeevan Jyothi Charitable Trust, Panvel, a trust which takes care of street children and their education. Our students donated School bags, Tiffin boxes and Notebooks to these children. They distributed snacks and entertained these children by conducting various cultural programme’s and organizing games for them.

Second Year students (S.Y.F.M.) of Financial Markets, lead by their class teacher Miss Bhavana Parab, on 17th February, 2012, visited Panvel Nagar Parishad School No - 6 and No - 7 at Dhakata Khanda, Panvel. They donated a set of school stationary consisting of pens, pencils, eraser, sharpener and scales to 115 students of the school. The students also donated Educational Charts prepared by them from old calendar as teaching aids for 5th, 6th and 7th standards class. Various games and a small skit were organized for entertaining the students.


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The Mathematics and Statistics Association organized Mathematics class for school children on 7th January, 2012. Miss Sindhu K. Nair of S.Y.I.T. taught how to find “Perimeter of Square and Rectangle” to the fourth standard students of Karnala sports Academy’s. Barns High School and Junior College, Panvel.

Our second year student Miss Sindhu K. Nair of Mathematics Association taught how to find "Perimeter of Square and Rectangle" to the fourth standard students of Karnala Sports Academy's Barns High School and Junior College, Panvel.

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Students from B.Sc. Biotechnology participated in the AIDS awareness rally on 1st December 2010, organized by Jyothis Terminal Care Centre situated at Kalamboli. Jyothis Care Centre is an organization working for HIV-AIDS in Mumbai along with Mumbai District Aids Control Organization (MDAC).

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Mrs. Deepika Sharma, faculty of computer science department supported a girl child for education from “Nanhi Kali” 19th July, 2010 for a period of one year. Project “Nanhi Kali” was initiated in 1996 by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) and Naandi Foundation with aim of providing primary education to underprivileged girl children in India.

Social Awareness Cell in association with computer science department developed software, “Registration Database” for a N.G.O – ‘People for Animals Navi Mumbai’. This N.G.O works for the rescue and rehabilitation of Animals and Birds.


Community Service Day - 2014 was hosted by Mahatma Education Society on the 25th January, 2014 at the Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, New Panvel. Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, hosted 30 elderly residents of the Ramkrishna Niketan and Rajeev Rajan Adhargrah, Shantivan, Nere, Panvel. Asst. Professors Mrs. Kiran Deshmukh and Mr. Shabab Rizvi accompanied the guests from Shantivan to Panvel Campus and they were received at our campus at around 12:00 noon by our teachers.


A warm interaction session of the teachers with the elderly people was held prior to the sumptuous lunch organized for the visitors. There was a common entertainment program for all the beneficiaries of the Community service Day at the central quad. We had a separate session with the visitors where our teachers and students showcased various programs for them. These included a poetry recitation by Asst. Prof. Mr. Shardul Buva, a skit on drug abuse by the students of commerce section, dance by First year BMM and Biotechnology students (arranged by Asst. Prof. Ms. Bhavana Parab). We felicitated, with shawls, Mrs. Meera Tai for her untiring efforts at Shantivan and the eldest male and female member from the group. The visitors were treated to one day of fun and enjoyment which may have help ease their feeling of desolation by the society. They returned back with warm smiles and promises to visit next year around and our students and teachers had a time of introspection and reconciliation with the nuance of old age.

PCACS hosted residents from Ramkrishna Niketan and Rajeev Rajan Adhargrah, Shantivan, Nere (both shelters for elderly) on 2nd February, 2013 as part of the Community Service Day. Thirty Five elderly men and women, who have been staying there away from their children and family due to various issues, visited our campus on this day and spend quality time interacting with our teachers and student volunteers. Post Lunch and the multi-entertainment programme arranged by students of different institutes under MES, we assembled in Ground floor, Architecture studio and spend the rest of the afternoon, chatting, singing and dancing. The spirit and enthusiasm of the elderly was extraordinary, and made each of the teaching staff members to come forward and put forth some entertainment programme. Teachers of all the departments enjoyed the antakshari rounds. CSD, definitely is an idea well received by the staff and students and is well on the way towards forging a community partnership that changes lives. Many of our teachers were moved, with the interactions with the elderly and the student volunteers had a more matured outlook towards their parents and grand-parents.


Maintaining its promise made during the last community service day, the Pillai Group of Institutions organized their second CSD on 1st February, 2012. We hosted elderly inhabitants of “Rajeev Rajan Adhar Garh and Ramkrishna Niketan” from Shantivan, Panvel and destitute children from “Jeevan Jyothi Charitable Trust” Panvel. A cultural extravaganza was hosted by the students of different institutes. A large number of participants were from PCACS. The beneficiaries of the day savored the music and performances and were so enthused that they came with performances from their end too. The dance by the children from JJCT was loved by all. The visitors were treated for a delicious lunch. A medical checkup camp (asthma and sugar) in association of Cipla Respiratory and a blood donation drive in association with Shree Sai Blood Bank, Panvel were conducted on the same day.

Social Awareness Cell along with Pillai Group of Institutions organized a “Community Service Day” on 18th December, 2010 at Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, New Panvel. The emphasis was to reach out those who have been disowned by our society especially the elderly staying in the old age homes and destitute and orphan children living in the child care centre. The aim of the event was to develop the moral values of students and emphasize the importance of contributing to the society by reaching out to the underprivileged.


We take it as our responsibility to prepare our students to perform and excel in an increasingly complex and changing world, a world that not only aspires class work, but team work; a world that only values electronic connection, but connection to community. The idea of community service a first of its kind initiative by any college in Navi Mumbai, saw the college reaching out to the locals through a health check-up camp, Blood donation drive, Leprosy and AIDS Awareness Drive. Besides these activities organized by staff and students of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science under the guidance of Social Awareness Cell, the main focus of the day was visit of elderly people from an old age home ‘Ramkrishna Niketan Vridhashram’, Shantivan; tribal children from nearby rural area, Shantivan and orphans from “Pratham” an orphanage that works for orphans and destitute children, to the Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus. The chief Guest Dr. Waman Bhatki inaugurated the program and emphasized on the contribution of the youth to help the less privileged and bring about a change in perception of the society. He shared the experience he had as a consultant to WHO on treatment and eradication of leprosy, where he said that eradication and treatment has been quite successful. The main beneficiary of the program were the inmates of Ramakrishna Niketan Vridhashram, Shantivan, tribal children from nearby rural areas, inmates from “Pratham” orphanage, Panvel. A number of activity such as cultural program by the students of Department of Biotechnology, games and computer awareness programs for the tribal children were arranged besides the afternoon meal. The cultural program had an infectious enthusiasm to it and saw impromptu participation by the visitors. So much so, a 92 year old veteran relived his younger days by reciting some songs. The boys from “Pratham” orphanage presented a skit depicting the sorry state of child labor, so rampant in our country. As we bid farewell to the elderly with a shawl as a token of our warm and our affection for them.


A computer awareness program and variety of games were also organized for the children from JJCT. The children thoroughly enjoyed each moment and must have carried sweet memories of the chocolates and gifts (all spontaneous donations received during the day). Towards this cause, voluntary cash donations amounting to Rs. 29,596/- were received from the staff members and students of PCACS.

As a fund raiser for the community service cause, a talent hunt show: ‘Uber Rang’ was organized, where students of different campuses of Pillai Group of Institutions competed for trophies. The event was a huge success and well received by the staff members and students, who turned up in large numbers. The best talent trophy at college level was won by students from PCACS.

Social Awareness Cell organized a lecture on “Malaria: Prevention and Symptoms” on 12th August 2010, Thursday in “P” wing, Conclave. Dr. Ranade from Lions Club, Panvel said that there is no drug that totally guarantees malaria prevention and therefore, it is ever so important to combine personal protection measures along with drug prophylaxis to achieve maximum protection.

“Anti Tobacco Rally” was organized on 16th September 2010, Thursday, in the adjoining areas of Panvel. The motive of the rally was to highlight the ill effects of tobacco chewing and smoking. Total 132 students from different streams participated in the rally.

A campaign regarding contribution towards betterment of society, reducing present deficiency existing in the area of platelets and blood donation in India was organized on 15th February, 2011 by social awareness cell of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science in association with RON – N.G.O. that acts to keep and inculcate service mentality among youth by various activities, so that they are trained for the future of nation and thus to serve humanity. Dr. Aarti, Asst. Medical social worker from Advanced centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), with her team collected 50 samples of blood from the college students. Along with it 600 students have voluntarily registered their names for blood donation in actual need of crisis.


The Blood Donation Drive had been arranged with the help of Sai Blood Bank on 25th February, 2011 for 10 bottles of blood.

A general health check up camp had been arranged in association with Life-Line Hospital, New Panvel, which also had a good amount of turnout from the locals.

“ALERT India” and “Chirag Foundation”, had set up their stalls in our campus to spread awareness about Leprosy and AIDS respectively among our students.

Further we donated Rs. 11,000/- each, to both ALERT India and CHIRAG (School of Social Science). Pillai Group of Institutions made generous contributions, in cash and kind, to ALERT India, Association for Leprosy Education rehabilitation and treatment, India, “CHIRAG”, College of social work, “Pratham” orphanage, Panvel and Ramkrishna Niketan Vridashram, Shantivan.

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Social Awareness cell conducted a ‘Donation Drive’ on 23rd February, 2011 wherein “Pratham” - a N.G.O. for orphans and destitute children was the main beneficiary. 40 pairs of shoes were donated to the boys at “Pratham” boys shelter and 240 long books were donated to the girls at “Pratham” girls shelter located at Panvel.

Along with this 100 kg of rice and 25 kg dal were also donated to Pratham's shelter at Panvel.