The ongoing Four-day Online Entrepreneurial Skill Development Workshop (July 29-August 01, 2020), culminated with the last session on “Vibrant Fashion Boutique” which was organized in collaboration with Vandana and Seema, the owners of Aakarshan Boutique. Right from conceiving the idea of establishing a boutique to its actual realization, the entire journey has been a learning experience for them. Sharing their experiences as entrepreneurs, they extensively talked about innovative and useful strategies that can be used to overcome the initial hiccups faced by budding entrepreneurs. Turning challenges into opportunities, they have come a long way and earned a reputation for themselves.
Breaking the prevalent narratives of fashion, which more or less centered around the ‘ideal’ body type, both Vandana and Seema emphasized on loving and accepting our bodies. Displaying an array of fabric from block print, Batik, Ajaraic to Ikat, they presented their exclusive collection along with their properties to suit the requirement of different body types. They enthusiastically answered the queries of the participants who were very eager to know about the different ways of styling clothes to look elegant and stylish. The session ended with the innovative and out of the box suggestions given by the entrepreneurs.
The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of the faculty members, participants as well as various speakers of the sessions for their seamless performance and organization. Admiring the overwhelming response of the participants, she promised similar events in the near future as well.
During the unprecedented crisis of COVID-19, Government Home College, Chandigarh has already ventured into manifold initiatives to rejuvenate the sagging spirits of the masses at large. Under the able and dynamic leadership of Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal, college is marching towards the path of excellence and is consistently working for the betterment of the society.
Aligning with the clarion call of Atmanirbhar Bharat from the Government of India, a Four-day Online Entrepreneurial Skill Development Workshop (July 29-August 01, 2020) has been organized in collaboration with the various successful entrepreneurs who have achieved glorious heights in their respective fields. The rationale behind the workshop is to instil the spirit of learning, creativity and innovation among the various stakeholders.
Treading along the similar lines, the second and third day of the live entrepreneurial workshop had interesting sessions on “Professional Baking” by Baker Brothers i.e. Chefs Amit and Sumit Jhangra. Bringing the exquisite French, Indian and Japanese delicacies to the platter, the chefs artistically presented the ways and means to make exclusive culinary delicacies within the limited available resources. Mr. Amit specifically exhibited the techniques and ingredients utilized for the process of making Milli Feuille as well as the Puff pastry. On the other hand, Mr. Sumit creatively presented Sushi along with his innovative recipe of Choco Choorma. Known for their sheer professionalism and innovative baking techniques, the duo demonstrated innovative skills that can easily be replicated and performed by everyone.
With the active participation of people from the different strata of society, the workshop was a successful endeavour. The queries of the participants were answered to their satisfaction. Further, the principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged and motivated the participants to come out of their cocoon and learn from the experiences of the already established entrepreneurs.
Government Home Science College is consistently making strenuous efforts to keep the spirit of learning and creativity alive among the students even during COVID-19 pandemic. Various online academic and cultural events are organized to ensure the holistic development of the students. With the constant motivation and guidance from their mentors, students not only overcome their moments of stalemate but also showcase their creative potential at various academic platforms. The motto is to sharpen the unbridled imagination and artistic capabilities of the students. The overwhelming participation of the students in the various intra-college, as well as inter-college competitions, stands as a witness to the vision and mission of the college.
Continuing with the similar spirit, yet another feat is achieved by Ms. Preesha Satija (B.Sc. Home Science, First year) who bagged the second position in the Inter-College Digital Essay Writing Competition organized by the Shri Guru Gobind Singh College in collaboration with the Department of Youth Welfare, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the student and encouraged her for her future endeavours.
Building a path towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, Government Home Science College organized an Online Entrepreneurial Skill development Workshop on “Skilled Art with Resin”. The one day live skill building workshop was organized in collaboration with Ms. Monica Saini, a successful entrepreneur herself who holds numerous art classes using different mediums.
She demonstrated making of beautiful resin coasters with alcohol ink, pearl pigments, glitter and colour powders along with the safety precautions to be used while using the resin and the heat gun. She was very happy to answer the numerous queries by the enthusiastic live participants during the demonstration. Not only that, she appraised the participants of the lesser expensive options of materials required for making resin art that are available in the market as well as online. The workshop received a wonderful response and was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all.
Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to build upon skills during the pandemic time to utilize the time judiciously as well as to become Atmanirbhar.
CAREERS IN HOME SCIENCE
Home Science is a unique field of knowledge. Its inter disciplinary approach in synthesizing knowledge drawn from physical and biological sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities has enriched its educational programmes. It caters to the present day requirements of education in order to meet the rapidly changing demands of family life, provides life skill education in the multiple roles that woman has to play in home as well as professional life. A career in Home Science is best suited for modern women with keen aesthetic sensibilities in contemporary arts & modern housekeeping among others. It is an important mélange of science and art within a changing society by taking the help of scientific knowledge and methods. Home Science teaches you the art of using things so that a harmonious whole is achieved and an overall pleasant effect is created. At the same time, it gives you all the scientific knowledge of the procedures involved in making a home aesthetic.
In today”s fast paced life, where we are all dealing with stress and anxiety, home science as a discipline, endows you with basic life skill education to help you sustain and strike a balance between professional and personal lives. The role of a homemaker has larger implications as she nurtures the family and indirectly the society. Home Science education is designed and structured around the urban home makers, their family and community. Home science as a field of study is application and skill oriented which prepares one for many professions.
One can specialize in any of the five streams of home science - Food and Nutrition, Interior Design and Resource Management, Human Development and Family Relations, Fabric and Apparel Science, Extension Education and Entrepreneurial Development or have a general understanding of all streams. The different areas of specialization also concentrate on providing suitable training to the students for various job opportunities. Today we are fighting for our basic survival through the 3 main necessities, roti, kapda and makaan. Home science gives you an insight into all the 3 necessities as well as beyond it. Thus, Home Science empowers woman at personal, professional, social, entrepreneurial and economic fronts.
In the light of changing time trends and vocationalization, there is increased awareness about health and disease and its prevention and management. The knowledge behind Foods and Nutrition, equips you not to just offer nutritive meals to your families, it goes beyond the four walls of your home. Diverse job opportunities exist in front of nutritionists and dieticians in India. Both Government and private sector job opportunities are available. The trained graduates and postgraduates are absorbed in hospitals, industrial units, hotel industries, and health fitness clubs. They can also work as teachers, counselors, consultants, wellness experts and field workers in extension education and community development programmes especially with renowned names such as UNICEF, WHO, NIN.
The field of clothing and textiles, is much sought after and caters to the needs of textile and apparel industry which offers various relevant skill oriented courses. Students undergo various design concepts, theories and computer applications. These courses aim at equipping the students with necessary proficiencies for a wide variety of careers with entrepreneurial skills and placements in apparel/fashion and textile industries. Even at the time of this pandemic, it has bought a surge to the industry of textiles, with all big brands now making masks hereby giving us an idea about the adaptability of this field.
The specialization of Family Resource Management aims at creating and adopting sustainability, conservation and efficient use of resources to achieve personal and family goals. The curriculum focuses on imparting students with the knowledge to enhance functionality, aesthetics and ergonomics of interior spaces. These courses are comprehensive and well-structured inculcating professional and practical skills.
The department of Human development and family relations prepares students for careers in public and private human service agencies. It lays emphasis on learning to help individuals and family to understand needs, different developments, challenges/hazards,issues of concern and possible remedies or steps for different stages of human development and family relations.
Hands on training in counseling – nutritional and psychological is imparted, an important tool in todays world keeping view the highly stressful environment that we all live in and emphasizes upon the need to be physically as well as mentally healthy.
All these courses offer hundred percent self-employment and placement opportunities which cater to the present day demand of specialized expertise at all levels, viz. Regional, National, and at Global Level.
The Curriculum has specialized courses in sync with industry - academia needs. It keeps in mind innovation and to help develop a strong practical base. It emphasizes upon development of entrepreneurial and vocational skills. A vast practical exposure through internships, field visits, project work, expert lectures, demonstrations, workshops and seminars is provided to the students. The courses focus on updating with National and Global issues and concerns. Extension and community outreach forms an integral part of all the coursework.
In anticipation of the changing environment and also the changing skill sets of professionals in modern industries, Home Science is a course which is relevant, holistic, contextual and specialized. It offers facilities for academic excellence, cultural enrichment and physical fitness of the students to build a multifaceted personality and prepares them to face the challenges that lie ahead. Home Science as a discipline aims to prepare young girls into skilled human resource with rich moral and social values who can give their best for the national development.
Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh organized Live Session On Grow Through What You Go Through: Mental Wellbeing Session During Covid-19.
The workshop was successfully conducted by Ms. Bhavna Garg, Alumna of our college, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach and Human Development Expert. The session was live on facebook and many viewers participated in the session actively.
Ms. Bhavna Garg emphasized on many secrets of living life happily in the time of pandemic. She also motivated students for their future endeavors. She shared various useful tips for a happy life and how to rejoice small pleasures in life.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, conceived the idea of conducting this session on Happy Brain, Happy Life. She invigorated the students regarding mental balance and also applauded the efforts of the speaker for illuminating viewers on Mental Wellbeing.
Empowering students to build and hone their skills during this time of pandemic series, an Online Skill building workshop was organized on ‘Art of making Home-made chocolates and Donuts’.
The workshop was successfully conducted by Anupreet Kaur Sobti, a student of B.Sc. Dietetics final year. She talked about importance of skill building and highlighted the role of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’, an initiative by Indian government to make India Self Reliant. She also shared her experience in setting up her own startups ‘Fantasia de chocolates’ and ‘Dietaura™’. She further demonstrated the different cooking methods of making homemade donuts and adding glaze to it. She also demonstrated chocolate making and different flavours that can be added to it. She further encouraged the viewers to add innovation to their delicacies and enjoy them during the upcoming festivities.
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In sync with the national mission of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ , Government Home Science College in collaboration with Mommy Baby Kitchen organized a 2-days live Skill building and entrepreneurial workshop on ‘Art of making Waffle and Ice cream’.
The workshop was sponsored and conducted by Muskan Agarwal, Founder of Mommy Baby Kitchen. During the First day of the workshop, she gave a hands-on live demonstration of making breakfast waffles. She also shared a few tips with the viewers on
how to build their own startups and further shared her experience of managing her passion for baking along with her studies. She further demonstrated the different techniques of making vegetable waffles using waffle makers. On the next day of her workshop, she showed various ways of making a variety of flavoured ice creams like raspberry ice cream, chocolate icecream, Faluda ice cream and Vanilla ice cream.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, motivated the viewers to bring perfection in turning one's passion to a successful start-up. The workshop was viewed by more than 4K viewers and received 120 comments on Facebook page of the college
PRESS NOTE (24.07.20)
Students seeking admission to the various undergraduate courses of Home Science College can start applying from July 27, 2020.The aspirants interested in taking admissions in this pioneer college can enroll under the category of professional colleges on the website www.dhe.chd.gov.in or on the college website www.homescience10.ac.in The online admission is for undergraduate courses like B.Sc home science and B.Sc fashion designing. However the college also offers various Diploma and Postgraduate courses like M.Sc( Home Science) in Clothing and Textiles, Foods and Nutrition and Human Development and Family Relations. The college also boosts of offering the PhD in home science in its various streams.
Home Science College is one of the pioneer professional institutes in North India with approved PhD research centre providing high placements and quality education to its students. The college has latest skill and career oriented curriculum with well equipped and aesthetically designed laboratories. The last date for submission of forms for its various courses is August 5, 2020.
Start of Online submission of forms
July 27, 2020
Last date for form submission
August 05, 2020
Online submission of discrepancies by applicants
August 06- 08, 2020
Display of provisional merit list of all eligible applicants
August 11, 2020
In sync with the prime minister's initiative of Atmanirbhar Bharat to empower students and help build and hone their skills during this time of pandemic, an Online Peer Learning and Skill building workshop was organized on ‘Art of making Home-made chocolates and Donuts’.
The workshop was successfully conducted by Anupreet Kaur Sobti, a student of B.Sc. Dietetics final year. She also shared her experience in setting up her own startups ‘Fantasia de chocolates’ and ‘Dietaura™’. She expressed her heartfelt gratitude to worthy teachers of the college and especially Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal for motivating her to strengthen peer learning. She further demonstrated the different cooking methods of making homemade donuts and adding glaze to it. She also demonstrated chocolate making and different flavours that can be added to it. She further encouraged the viewers to add innovation to their delicacies and enjoy them during the upcoming festivities.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, congratulated the student on her achievements and further encouraged all the viewers to never let down their spirits and keep moving ahead towards achieving their passion and honing their skills. Dr. Katyal also asserted that Aatam nirbharta will be essential for survival and blooming in post- covid era.
Not letting learning suffer during the corona times, Home Science College has successfully been keeping up with its motto 'Service Before Self' and organised live workshops and Youtube videos to keep learning alive.
A one day live skill building workshop 'Let's bake and decorate' was organised in collaboration with Natasha Nanda #thepalatestory
Natasha an autodidactic home chef, demonstrated simple baking techniques and tips for easy and successful baking at home. She also showed easy plating techniques for regular home food to help make it look exotic and of restraunt quality.
The workshop got an overwhelming response. As many as 700 participants registered for the workshop , approximately 1000 viewers attended it live on Facebook and received 176 comments.
Apart from being a baking workshop, it proved to be an inspiration for all the participants as chef Natasha is lawyer by profession but she exploited her passion for baking during lockdown period, thereby, conveying a message of how one can use one's skills and talent to flourish during the pandemic.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of the faculty and encouraged the viewers to learn from Natasha and not to let the lockdown dampen their spirits to work and learn.
In the concluding day of Live Yoga Session at Home Science College, faculty and students participated with great zeal. The session was conducted on google meet app as well as YouTube app. The session highlighted benefits of various yogic asanas along with the precautionary measures to be taken while performing each asana. Vedika , a student of B.Sc Home Science 4th Semester demonstrated various ananas like Pranayam including Brahmari, Anulom Vilom and Kapalbhati and many more. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college congratulated and applauded the efforts of the organising committee and all the participants for their active participation. She further highlighted that though it was a good initiative by the college yet it requires a conscious continuity on the part of each one of us so as to stay physically and mentally healthy.
On the occasion of 6th International Yoga Day & 3rd Day of Online Yoga Week organised for faculty & students by the college, an Online Yoga Session was conducted on google meet app to celebrate 6th International Yoga Day. The live session was also screened on YouTube app due to overwhelming response of participants. The theme of the session was Yoga at Home & Yoga with Family. The theme focused on benefits of various yogic asanas and how these asanas affect our life. Vedika , a student of B.Sc Home Science 4th Semester demonstrated various ananas like Tadasana, Paschimottanasana, Sethu Bandhasana and Pranayam including Brahmari, Anulom Vilom and Kapalbhati along with explaining the importance of each asana. The session was attended by over 300 participants which included teaching and non- teaching staff and students of the college. Audience thoroughly performed the session as demonstrated. It brought a breeze of freshness amongst the participants. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college applauded the efforts of the organising committee and all the participants who participated in the session with great zeal. She further highlighted the significance of performing yoga asanas and motivated the participants to make yoga part of their life.
One week live Yoga session kick statred in Government Home Science College on June 19,2020 for faculty and students as a prelude to the International Yoga Day on June 21, 2020. The session was conducted by yoga practitioner, Vedika , a student of B.Sc Home Science 4 th semester early morning today where she demonstrated various asanas like Tadasana, Paschimottanasana, Sethu bandhasana and Pranayam including Brahmari, Anulom Vilom and Kapalbhati along with explaining the benefits of each. The Yoga session is being conducted keeping in mind the Covid guidelines for safety of all participants . The session was attended by over 100 participants and brought immense relief, alertness and a freshness among them. The session proved to be energizing, transcending, and provided enlightening experience to all participants. Principal Prof Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of organising team and said that such sessions help in tackling depression and anxiety along with health benefits to all.
Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh organized an International Online Mandala Art Competition on the theme ‘Art as a Great Healer during COVID-19’. A huge number of participants both nationally and internationally enthusiastically participated in the event. As many as 135 total entries were received on digital platform, out of which 05 were recieved internationally and 130 were at national level.
Mrs Lippi Parida, a renowned artist, brilliant writer and a seasoned photographer was the judge for the competition. Beautiful and praiseworthy Mandala Art creations created by participants mesmerized the judge. The Mandala Art is a great healer as it relaxes and gives immense pleasure in creating new ideas. It shows the circle of life in relation with spiritualism. It also helps in keeping the negativity of COVID-19 away as it helps a human being to forget and get fully involved in his creation. First prize was bagged by Vishaka of Government Home Science College, Chd and Somanshi Varma, NIIFD, Sec-8, Chd. Second prize was bagged by Prateek Sullar and Amandeep Attrey of Government Home Science College, Chd. Simran of Prem Chand Markanda College, Jalandhar and Khushi Jain of Government Home Science College won the third prizes. Consolation and Special Prizes were also awarded to the students from University of Queensland, Australia; Narsee Monjee Institute of Management, Maharani Kishore Jat Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Rohtak; SD College Jalandhar, IIHS Kurukshetra University, PGGCG-11, Chd, SD College Ambala Cantt and Government Home Science College,Chd.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, conceived and developed this idea for the Mandala Art lovers. She motivated the participants and all the artists to participate in such art events.
Government Home Science topped once again amongst all Govt. and Private colleges of the city in NIRF Ranking 2020 released by MHRD today.
The College bagged 86 th rank amongst all colleges at National Level.
Home Science College has become the only Chandigarh College to feature in top 100 in National Level Ranking twice in a row.
The college has always strived hard to provide knowledge and opportunities beyond its four walls. Emphasizing on skill building and enhancing entrepreneurial activities, the college boasts of a large number of start ups initiated by the students.
Working towards the same direction, the college recently organised two national level seminars to encourage entrepreneurs and provide a platform for the students to earn while they learn.
The lockdown has not deterred the spirits of these budding home scientists. Even while confided to their homes, they have found ways to contribute and give back at this time of crisis through making ppe kits, videos of environmental and hygiene practises, healthy eating habits and food safety tips to name a few
The Principal of the college Prof Dr. Sudha Katyal was humbled by this distinguished recognition and lauded the efforts of the faculty, staff and students in bringing laurels to this college not just once but consecutively twice. Dr. Sudha Katyal motivated all to continuously strive to march towards the path of excellence.
Environment society ‘Harita’ organized inter college competition on Digital Collage making with an environment message to mark the celebration of World Environment Day.
The team Harita is highly thankful to our worthy Principal Madam , Prof.(Dr)Sudha Katyal for encouraging this idea.
More than 50 entries were received from various colleges of Chandigarh and neighbouring states. All entries were amazing and worth recognition. But the format of the competition was to shortlist the Winners and consolation entries. The result of the competition is as follows.
Besides the coronavirus pandemic that has morphed a number of crucial months of study for the students, home scientists do not lag behind in showcasing their knowledge and artistic skills during a number of online inter- college competitions organized on this day of ‘World Environment Day’.
In the bookmark making competition organized by MCM DAV college, Mallika Malik of B.Sc Home Science bagged first prize, Reet of B.Sc Home Science-II bagged the second prize while Priya Yadav(B.ScH.Sc-II), Ishita Singh (B.ScH.Sc- III), RashmitaSubba (B.ScH.Sc- III) and MuskanSadera (B.ScH.Sc- II) won consolation prizes.
In Poster making competition organized by Post Graduate Government College-46, RashmitaSubba of B.Sc Dietetics-3rdyr was the first runner up.
In addition to this, Priya Yadav of B.ScH.Sc-II was the second runner up in the poster making competition organized by Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sec-26, Chd.
Government Home Science College also organized an Intercollege Digital Collage making competition on the theme ‘Nature healing itself and COVID-19’ for which more than 50 entries have been received from a number of colleges.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for their hardwork and never dying spirit. She motivated the students to actively participate in more upcoming events. She also sensitised the students about the importance of biodiversigty and its role in human survival.
Besides a number of hurdles during this challenging time of coronavirus pandemic, our talented future Fashion Designers made their mark. Students participated in mask and glove making competition organized by Mehr Chand Mahajan, DAV College for Women, Sector-36, Chandigarh.
Our students designed trendy and stylish masks and gloves making the best use of resources available. Sonika of PG Diploma Fashion Designing bagged first prize in Glove making competition. Priya Yadav of B.Sc Fashion Designing 3rd Year won third prize and Anamika of PG Diploma Fashion Designing won a special prize in mask making competition.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for their efforts and further encouraged them to motivate others as well to become Corona Warriors.
With an endeavor to sensitize the students about the concerns related to COVID-19 and generate awareness about the precautionary measures that must be adopted, Government Home Science college, Sec 10, Chandigarh, organized a competition on digital collage making on the theme COVID-19.
The theme was chosen to highlight the seriousness of the pandemic and to make masses aware of the globally growing cases that need urgent attention.The students actively participated in the competition and beautifully designed colourful collages depicting the origin of pandemic, how it could be prevented and what should be done to stay positive and optimistic. during this difficult time. All participants effectively used digital platform as most of them lacked resources like paints, brushes and canvases during lockdown.
In addition to this, under the dynamic leadership of the Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal, the faculty and students of the college developed and shared YouTube videos related to relevant themes like how to stay fit and mentally healthy during pandemic, how to clean and sanitize your mask, ensuring food safety during covid-19, how to disinfect your food supply during covid-19, yoga and aerobics and how to make organic hand sanitizer to name a few.
Consistent efforts were made by the students and faculty of the college to serve the masses in whatever humble way they can do during the pandemic.In this regard, NCC cadets and students of the college stitched approximately 1000 masks for distribution to the masses.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, encouraged the faculty and students for making efforts towards keeping the society aware of the Coronavirus pandemic even during lockdown. She emphasized on proactive role of home scientists as counsellors, dietitians and fashion designers to help people stay fit, healthy and positive during this difficult time.
During pandemic, when many of us are sitting idle during quarantine time, the skills of home scientists are proving boon to masses.A number of students of Govt. Home Science College are not only successfully exploiting their skills to serve the humanity by working from home but also generating the income for themselves and thereby setting an example for others. Some students of the college are honing their skills, serving and earning by helping the corona warriors. Anuja of M.Sc. Clothing and Textiles is stitching PPE kits for frontline warriors. Similarly, Parul of B.Sc. Home Science 1st Year is working as a medicine vendor by providing home delivery of medicines and helping the masses to cure themselves.
Apart from attending their online classes, some of the home scientists like Abha of M.Sc. Home Science has taken the initiative by rendering her teaching services to children with special needs like those suffering from dyslexia and learning disabilities. She is doing this noble task using digital platform and is also earning at the same time. Sheenu of M.Sc. Home Science is also taking online tuition. Many students of M.Sc. Foods and Nutrition are assisting the people belonging to all walks of life to remain fit and healthy by giving them diet counseling. They are effectively using the internet and sharing healthy recipes, blogs and nutritive meals for staying fit during pandemic.
The alumni of the college also did not lag behind in utilizing this quarantine time. Isha Dhaliwal, Ph. D. Scholar and Founder of start-up Tea-Kombucha and Mandeep Kaur, Clinical nutritionist and wellness professional are helping people to remain in pink of health by giving them nutritive counseling through various digital platforms like instagram, facebook and whatsapp groups.
Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal, encouraged and motivated these Svavlambi warriors to further their efforts and appreciated them for not letting down their spirits of working and learning during this difficult time. She appreciated the dedication of students for honing their skills and at the same time serving the masses. She further motivated others to do the same. The faculty of the college is also playing an active role by taking online classes besides developing and sharing YouTube Videos on crucial issues and concerns during this crisis like boosting immunity, nutritional and Psychological counseling, tips for hygiene and sanitation , ways of sanitizing groceries, creative activities during quarantine, making and sanitizing masks, to name a few.
Government Home Science College Sector-10 Chandigarh celebrated its 55th Annual Athletic Meet with great zeal and fervor on March 09, 2020. The two day sporting event including semi-finals and finals began with inauguration by Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the College, followed by the unfurling of the college flag and oath taking ceremony. The event began with the marching of coordinated footsteps of students in the parade led by the sports captain Ankita. The lighting of the Presidency Torch was carried by sports stars of the college, Shweta Kadiyan, Kanika Lubana, Priyal Kaushik, Jaspreet Kaur Sohal and Muskan Mathur. The day was filled with excitement experienced amidst thrills, shrills and cheers. Mrs. RajBala Malik, Mayor, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest. She congratulated the college to carry out the initiative of not just spreading the message of fitness on the sports field but also advocating the use of millets in our daily diet and emphasizing on healthy eating. Maheshinder Singh Sidhu, Councillor of Ward no.1, was the Guest of Honour for the day. Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal gave a floral welcome to the chief guest and introduced her to the audience.
Students, teaching and non- teaching staﬀ enthusiastically participated in various events like three legged race, long jump, shotput, javelin, discuss throw, sack race, obstacle race and other track activities. The most enthralling event was the musical chairs. All impressive performances of Yoga, Aerobics and ludi/ Bhangra dance by the students kept the audience enthralled. The chief guest congratulated the prize winners and motivated the students to perform with same zeal and fervor in all future endeavors. Supriya Chandel of BSc. Fashion Designing 4th Sem was declared as the best athlete. The event was supported and sponsored by Oppo and Red FM umbrellas. Unichem’s feminine hygiene brand Sofy collaborated with the college in this event to create awareness about maintaining hygiene in routine life.
The Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal expressed her gratitude to all the teachers for their cooperation and support and advised students to keep up their sportsman spirit. The function concluded with the flag retreat ceremony and giving away of vote of thanks by Mrs Mona Soin, the Sports Incharge.
Government Home Science College in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology Renewable Energy (CREST),Chandigarh Administration celebrated National Science Day on the theme ‘Women in Science’. The day witnessed a host of activities which included poster making, slogan writing, quiz and collage making. More than 100 students actively participated in all the activities. Dr. Suman Singh, Principal Scientist, CSIR –CSIO, Chandigarh spoke about the importance and role of women in science. She also highlighted prominent women and shared about their contributions in various fields of science. Prizes were awarded to the students for all the competitions. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal encouraged the students to apply their knowledge of science and pursue their scientific temperament to achieve laurels.
The students of Home Science College bagged 3rd prize in the final round of Antakshri Competition held on 1st March 2020 in 48th Rose Festival organized by Municipal Corporation. Arti and Pallavi of B.Sc. Home Science 1st year won the competition. Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students and motivated them to participate enthusiastically in such events.
As another Placement initiative and with the objective of making the students aware about designing of resumes on digital platform, a three-day Tech-Education hands on training workshop on Resume Designing was held from 24th February to 26th February, 2020 in Government Home Science College by the Placement cell. The workshop was organized in collaboration with NGO ‘Girls x Tech’. More than 20 students of B.Sc Home Science 3rd Year successfully attended the workshop.
The workshop proved to be quite fruitful and gave a deep insight to the students regarding working in CANVA software, a multimedia design platform that helped the students to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. Students were provided with hands on training of making resume designs, invitations, logos, brochures, presentations, videos and animations. The students were also made familiar to the designing of presentation in customized templates.
The workshop also trained the students on creating their LinkedIn accounts, thus introducing them to the world of seeking job opportunities. Students were felicitated with certificates on successful completion of the training.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, congratulated the students for the successful completion of this workshop and motivated them to participate enthusiastically in digital workshops to enhance their knowledge in the digital aspects for a better future and placements.
The students of Govt. Home Science College participated in Rangoli Competition held on 26th February 2020 during Euphoria 2020 of Govt. Medical College, Sec-32, Chandigarh and brought laurels for our college. Alka Badyal student of M.Sc. HDFR 1st year, Akanksha Rakheja and Prachi Bansal from B.Sc. H.Sc. 2nd year won 1st prize in the competition. Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students and motivated them to participate passionately in such competitions.
The students of Govt. Home Science College participated and showcased their creative skills in Rangoli making Competition during Rose Festival held on 28th February 2020 at Rose Garden, Chandigarh. Namita and Riya, students of B.Sc. Home Science 3rd year IDRM won 1st and 2nd prize respectively in Rangoli with flowers category. Akanksha Rakheja from B.Sc. Home Science 2nd year won 1st prize in Rangoli with eco-friendly material category. Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal applauded the students and encouraged them to participate avidly in these competitions.
In an endeavor to generate awareness regarding food hygiene and sanitation, Government Home Science Collegein collaboration with Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER and Vendor’s Cell, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh organized a Capacity Building and Training Workshop on Convergence of initiative of women, child and social development agencies of Chandigarh for mainstreaming street vendors’ welfare through integrated training enterprise of its Municipal Corporation with special focus on street food hygiene. More than 50 students, street vendors, mess and canteen workers attended the workshop.
Dr Poonam and Dr Geeta Mehra outlined the importance of food safety for the health of consumers. Mr Harkit Singh from Panjab National Bank, Chandigarh spoke about financial literacy and by laws . A nukkad natak was also enacted by the postgraduate students of the college to highlight this need of the hour amongst the audience.
Principal of the college, Prof. SudhaKatyal, highly appreciated the students for their active participation to generate awareness regarding proper personal hygiene in our lives. She further motivated the students to follow proper guidelines to maintain hygiene and sanitation to control the spread of disease causing microbes.
With an aim to provide the appropriate knowledge regarding DietCal software to the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Food and Nutrition Department, a workshop on Skill Development and Capacity Building was organized at Home Science College. More than 50 students and faculty members of the Food and Nutrition department attended the workshop.
Dr. Gurdeep Kaur, Sr. Dietitian and Proprietor DietCal, was the resource person for the session. She highlighted the various features of DietCal software meant for providing the most commonly and frequently required dietary calculation needs and informed the audience that the software is primarily for Dietary calculations keeping in mind the Indian dietetic scenario. She also elaborated the procedure for purchasing and installation of the software. In addition to this, she brought into limelight that the pre-installed figures are based on Indian Data (NIN, ICMR) and the software is also equipped with the feature of editable central repository of nutrients and their measure units as well as food items classified by food groups and their nutritive values. The workshop proved to be highly beneficial for the students as well as faculty members as they could successfully gain knowledge regarding number of features of the software.
To promote ‘Self- Reliance through Health and Entrepreneurship’ and to observe the “Year of Millets”, Government Home Science College in collaboration with Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED), organized a healthy millet recipe competition on behalf of the National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. More than 30 post graduate and under graduate students participated in the competition. Sh. SK Mehta from Food Processing Institute, Food and Nutrition Board and Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal were the esteemed judges for the event.
A wide range of recipes ranging from jowar pockets to ragi dhokla and ragi chocolate lava cake were prepared by the students. Prizes were awarded for best recipes and best innovation.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, motivated the students to observe this year as the “Year of Millets” in sync with the initiatives of the government and congratulated them for their enthusiasm in participating in the event and further encouraged them to opt for healthy options in the diet by replacing the refined flours with nutrient rich counterparts of wheat and rice.
As a placement and skill development initiative, Government Home Science College organized a workshop on Skill Development and Sustainable Draping Techniques that aimed to enhance creativity amongst students and train them to create fashion through zero- waste approach. The workshop cum demonstration focused on reusing waste cloth material for creating newer designs and reinventing fashion. More than 150 students including faculty members attended the workshop.
Ms. Jharna Joshi, Associate Professor, University of Petroleum and Energy studies, Dehradun was the resource person for the workshop. During the workshop, she elaborated the importance of sustainable fashion and emphasized on sustainable use of fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity. Students were demonstrated and equipped with knowledge about the ethical consumption of fashion products and its various environmental impacts. She demonstrated a number of sustainable draping techniques from reused sarees on the mannequins showcasing gorgeous and luxury eco-styles. At the end of the workshop, students were able to correlate the session with what inspires them the most as a fashion identity.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, motivated the students for their active participation in workshops promoting green and sustainable fashion. She further sensitized the students about the importance of dynamic overview and unique opportunities in the field of designing.
A National Seminar on ‘Home Science: Nurturing Innovations & Skill Development’ sponsored by College Development Council, Panjab university, Chd, was held at Government Home Science College on February 20, 2020. The seminar was a step towards bridging academia with industry and entrepreneurship and aimed to unleash the creative potential of every individual in sync with the multi-disciplinary approach of Home Science thereby encouraging new innovations. The seminar provided a platform for more than 150 delegates including academicians, research scholars, PhD scholars, faculty and entrepreneurs from different parts of the country.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, delivered the welcome address. The event commenced with the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony. The honorable Chief Guest of the seminar, Prof. Neelam Grewal, Member, Punjab Public Service Commission, Ex-Dean Home Science as well as PG Studies PAU Ludhiana and former Director, ICAR- Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneshwar delivered the inaugural speech. She talked about importance of skill development in today’s time and further stressed upon the necessity to identify gaps and then developing skills. She briefed the audience about the skill development programs and highlighted that ideation is the first step to Innovation.
After the inaugural session, a plenary session on ‘Start-ups and Entrepreneurship’ was addressed by Dr. Dinesh Dua, Indian Chairperson, Start-Up and Entrepreneurship cum CEO, Nectar Life Sciences Ltd. He emphasized upon need and significance of having ‘Start-ups and Entrepreneurships’ for today’s youth. He highlighted that India has brought about dynamic changes in the start-up ecosystem owned by majority of young population. He elaborated the key drivers pushing the Indian start-up economy and concluded by motivating the audience to be innovative and become the young generation entrepreneurs.
This was followed by a panel discussion woven around the theme ‘Ek kadam Swawlamban ki aur’. The key panelists were Emeritus Prof. Neelam Khetarpaul, Ex- Dean of IC College of Home Science, CCS Hisar Agricultural University, Hisar; Ms. Liza Chawla- founding member and President of the NGO- Chhoti si Asha; Ms. Laveleen- a renowned Dietician and Alumna of the college; Ms. Richa- founder Cleopatra, renowned Wellness and Nutrition Consultant; Mr Sumeer Walia-, Director, Chitkara University Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development-CEED, Punjab and Ms. Suman Singh, AGM, SIDBI (Small Industrial Development Bank of India). The panel members discussed their journey from employee to entrepreneurs in their respective fields. The audience were informed about the various sources of funding and taking loans under various government schemes. They highlighted the role of drivers and mentors in taking forward the vision of start-ups. They further encouraged the audience to take calculated risks for their start-ups and never lose hope in incidences of failures. They were motivated to face challenges with confidence and move ahead with high spirits.
Oral and poster presentation sessions were conducted post lunch.
The valedictory session was chaired by Emeritus Prof. Neelam Khetarpaul, Ex- Dean of IC College of Home Science, CCS Hisar Agricultural University, Hisar. Prof. Sudha Katyal, was the co-chairperson. Highlights, recommendations and suggestions of all the technical sessions were deliberated upon and read out by all the rapporteurs.
Prizes were awarded for best poster presentation. The event also provided a platform to the students of college, alumni and NGO ‘Choti si Asha’ to display their entrepreneurial skills by putting up stalls in the college. The stall showcased a wide array of products ranging from nutritious chocolates, mini donuts, healthy muffins, handmade jewellery, health drinks, bottle covers, keychains, pouches, quilling products etc.
The day saw a plethora of academic activities. Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated all the staff members for hosting this day full of academic insights and discernment so successfully. She also appreciated the young talents for showcasing their applaudable efforts and further encouraged them to keep up with the spirit of entrepreneurship by racking their brains to think out of the box.
A number of students of Government Home Science College showcased their talents at various events and competitions and brought laurels to college.
Students bagged a number of prizes during the Science Fest-2020 held at MCM DAV College for Women on the theme ‘Emerging Trends in science and Technology’. Khushi from from B.Sc. (Fashion Designing) - 3rd Year bagged 1st prize in Green fashion Show showcasing sustainable lifestyle clothing. She designed a dress whose upper top resembled a solar panel and bottom skirt resembling solar energy highlighting the process of utilizing solar energy for production of electricity. She won the title of ‘Eco-Friendly Queen’. Rashmita Subba from B.Sc. (Dietetics) - 3rd Year bagged first prize in Poster making Competition. She depicted sustainable features as well as eco-friendly raw sources for sustainable development in her poster. Akanksha Rakheja and Chetna Vats from B.Sc. (Home Science) – 2nd Year won first prize in Scientific Rangoli. With this, the college bagged the Overall Trophy during the Science Fest-2020.
Home science girls also participated in the 8-day extravaganza ‘Chandigarh Urban Festival’ held from February 09 to February 16, 2020. The Bhangra team of the college bagged 2nd prize while the aerobics team won the consolation prize. The performances were highly appreciated by the spectators.
In addition to this, Rashmita Subba, a student of B.Sc. (Dietetics)- 3rd Year bagged third prize in Poster making Competition on the theme ‘Digital India’ after competing with a number of other students from various colleges and universities of tricity during an intercollege Economics Fest ‘Econoverse’ was held at MCM DAV College for Women on February 12, 2020. Other participating students were felicitated with participation certificate.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the students on their brilliant performances as they brought laurels to the institution. She also congratulated the prize winners for keeping alive the inimitable tradition of excellence of Government Home Science College and further advised the students to never rest on their laurels and exhorted them to work with more dedication towards their goals.
A NAAC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Quality Enhancement in Higher Education’ was held at Government Home Science College on February 14, 2020. The main theme of the seminar centered upon improving the qualitative aspects of education as per the directives of assessment and accreditation criteria of NAAC. The seminar provided a platform for more than 110 delegates including academicians, research scholars, PhD scholars, faculty and entrepreneurs from different parts of the country.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, delivered the welcome address. The honorable Chief Guest of the seminar, Prof. Nilofer Khan, Director (Home Science, School of Applied Sciences and Technology) and Ex- Registrar, University of Kashmir, Srinagar delivered the inaugural speech. She emphasized upon the need of quality enhancement to ensure a better future of the students.
Four plenary sessions from technical experts of various fields were conducted.
Dr. Archana Mishra, NAAC Incharge Haryana-cum- Principal, Government College, Sector-1, Panchkula, Haryana, emphasized on ‘Best Practices in Higher Educational Institutions’. She brought into limelight various strategies that a college must adopt to score well in this criterion and further elaborated Divyaang friendly and PATANG programme that a college must adopt for improvising the score.
Dr. Dalip Kumar, Additional State Project Director, RUSA, Sector- 42, Chandigarh emphasized on ‘Online Assessment and Accreditation Methodology in Revised Accreditation Framework’. He highlighted the various criterions of NAAC assessment and the dynamics of revised framework. He elaborated the registration process in detail and concluded his words by quoting that education, quality education and poverty eradication goes hand in hand.
Sarvjeet Singh, CII Chairman Co- Founder and Managing Director of Finvasia Group of Companies Chandigarh highlighted the ‘Role of Incubators and Accelerators in Higher Education’. He elaborated the difference between incubators and accelerators and encouraged the audience to evolve themselves with changes and build networks with alumni to gather experiences.
Dr. Amol P Bhondekar, Sr. Principal Scientist, Agrionics- Post Harvest Technologies, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh elaborated the ‘Importance of R&D-Academia Interface for Higher Education’. He emphasized on the pillars of global competitiveness and various strategic technologies that must be adopted.
Parallel oral and poster presentation sessions were conducted post lunch.
The valedictory session was chaired by Emeritus Prof. Neelam Khetarpaul, Ex- Dean of IC College of Home Science, CCS Hisar Agricultural University, Hisar. Prof. SudhaKatyal, was the co-chairperson. Highlights, recommendations and suggestions of all the technical sessions were deliberated upon and read out by all the rapporteurs.
Prizes were awarded for best poster presentation.
The day saw a plethora of academic activities. Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated all the staff members for hosting this day of full of academic insights and discernment so successfully and hoped that today’s proceedings and deliberations will find a place of immense value in their respective fields.
The students of Government Home Science College put up a number of stalls of skilled items to show case their start-up activities learnt during their course in 11th Panjab University Rose Festival, Chandigarh as a part of 'Earn While You Learn' initiative. Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, P.U. was the chief guest for the event. The students of B.Sc Home Science showcased the display of handwork items with a professional touch like quilling boxes, earings, keychains, photo frames, wall hangings, lampshades, glass items, canvas paintings, fabric items, decorative bottles, paper bags, shagun envelops and homemade chocolates etc. under the leadership of Mrs. Seema Jaitly. The stalls received tremendous response at the event.
The stall proved a big hit among the young crowd of the festival. A tattoo making stall was also put up by the students. Students were highly appreciated for their efforts by the honorable chief guest.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for getting laurels to the college through their entrepreneurial skills and thereby attracting a large crowd in Rose Festival.
In an endeavor to intensify the role of students as responsible consumers and basic understanding of Intellectual Property Rights, Government Home Science College organized an awareness lecture on ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Consumer Education’ for the students of B.Sc. Home Science 3rd year.
Ex Justice Madhu P. Singh, Executive Member, Consumer Association, Mr. S.D. Singh, Chairman and Mr. S. Virdi, Member, Consumer Association were the guest speakers for the day. Mrs Madhu P. Singh elaborated the Intellectual Property Rights as important drivers of growth and prosperity of a business that can turn out to be highly valuable assets of the business. She described the four types of Intellectual Property rights i.e. Trade Marks, Copyrights, Designs and Patents. She also discussed the importance of registration and protection of each property right further emphasizing on its creation and statuary enactment. In addition to this, she emphasized on the necessity to conduct consumer education programs to raise the level of awareness and understanding of consumers. She also elaborated basic Consumer Rights and Responsibilities and the salient features of the Consumer Protection Act 1986. She described the procedure of filing case in the consumer courts in case of violation of consumer rights. She informed the students to be more conscious and cautious in selecting products and services with an assurance of quality, safety and competitive price since they should not compromise the health, safety and welfare of their family by patronizing products that are cheaper, but of low quality and substandard.
Principal of the college, Prof. SudhaKatyal, expressed her gratitude to the guest speakers of the day. She further motivated the students to be responsible and cautious consumers and generate awareness about the same to minimize the exploitation of consumers by unscrupulous traders and lessen the proliferation of uncertified and substandard products.
The college has been granted a short term research project entitled “To Study the Relationship between WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Practices and Micronutrient Deficiencies in Adolescents by the Department of Science and Technology and Renewable Energy, Chandigarh Administration.
Financial assistance amounting to Rs. 90,000/- has been assigned for this short term research study.
On the auspicious day of 26 January, Government Home Science College celebrated 71st Republic Day filled with a feeling of patriotism and dedication. The celebration started with the hoisting of the National Flag by the Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal. It was followed by the recitation of the National Anthem. Prof. Katyal addressed the audience by highlighting the importance of the Constitution and its unique features such as Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic and Republic enshrined in the preamble of the constitution. She also gave an insight on the six fundamental rights as the basic human rights of all citizens.
Adding to the patriotic aura, the college campus turned reverberated with the rhythmic vocal performances presented by the students. Furthermore, the students also presented a splendid dance performance on ‘Vande Mataram’. The tiny tots from Chaitanya nursery school also gave enthralling performances. The program ended with the message to create a great nation through collective efforts from all individuals.
Government Home Science College, Sector- 10 held a session on Grooming techniques and safe use of social media in collaboration with Sarthi Trust and LUVYA-The Fashion House of Sec 7C. Noted International Fashion Designer of city Neetu Arora volunteered her services to students of Home Science College while teaching them tips of self-grooming. The session was attended by fashion designing Students along with teachers and other stream students. As many as 110 students learnt the way to style themselves in the least possible budget.
Fashion Designer Neetu Arora and Sarthi Trust Chairman Taruni Gandhi was welcomed by Principal Ms. Sudha Katyal with Placement Coordinator Dr. Shabana Gandhi. While interacting with students Arora exerts that it is not true that people are going to judge you with your clothes but it is also pertinent to know that one should dress up wisely for first own-self and then as per atmosphere, time and weather. While telling students about body types, color and styling,Neetu Arora emphasized on Positive attitude while carrying different styles everyday and gave social message that every girl should first Love and accept herself.Taruni Gandhi, informed the students regarding the wiser use of social media and shared various strategies that one must follow to sustain their safety in public places. She also shared the importance of using ‘Share Location’ feature on google maps to intimate their actual location to their known ones.She shared her thoughts on emotional balancing and makeoneself secure while working at different places.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the guest speakers of the day by presenting a token of love and regards to them. She further motivated the students to adopt such strategies to safeguard themselves.
With an aim to promote Fit India Campaign and improvise mobility and body balance, NSS volunteers of Government Home Science College performed physical training exercises and enthusiastically played different sports in the college ground. Volunteers were informed of the various health benefits of different exercises and importance of performing sports in our day to day lives for the betterment of our health.
Volunteers also played sports that originated in ancient India. The main motto was to promote the Indian culture and emphasizing upon the nation- wide campaign of Fit India Campaign that aims to encourage people to include physical activity and sports in their everyday lives. Various sports such as kho-kho was played which added to the zeal amongst the students.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for their contribution in this campaign and highlighted the importance of fitness, especially in the times we live in and added that people must change their mindsets when it comes to physical fitness. She further motivated the students to be active volunteers with an endeavor to promote this national campaign.
The NSS wing of Government Home Science College celebrated the valedictory day of seven days special NSS camp on January 17, 2020. The camp was inaugurated on January 11, 2020. Shri. Bikram Rana, State Liaison Officer was invited as the honorable chief guest for the day. The ceremony commenced with the lamp lighting ceremony.
Shri Bikram Rana interacted with the NSS volunteers for their feedback about the camp. He conducted a few activities along with the volunteers with an aim to motivate them to review their perspective for whatever they do in their lives. He appreciated the efforts of the enthusiastic volunteers and emphasized the need for community service. He further added that real joy lies in serving others and making the world around us a better place to live in. He also congratulated the NSS volunteers on their outstanding efforts and motivated them to focus on communitarian approach. A glimpses on all the activities performed during the camp was also shown to the Chief Guest. Sir highly appreciated the efforts of the volunteers in making this camp a success.
NSS volunteers gave enthralling performances. Volunteers performed Garbha in order to promote the national flagship program ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ and highlight the culture and traditions of the appointed paired state U.T. Dadra and Nagar Haveli influenced by Maharashtrian and Gujarati culture. They also made an effort to generate awareness regarding ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ through an informative NukkadNatak. The day concluded with an energetic bhangra performance and reciting National Anthem. Principal of the college, also presented a token of gratitude and regards to honorable chief guest for the day.
Prof. Katyalapplauded the efforts of the NSS volunteers and their mentors for their innovative ideas and dedication. She also motivated the volunteers to continue with the motto 'Not Me But You' with more responsibility and make use of this opportunity and contribute their bid in transforming the society.
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