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»CREATRIX CLUB CELEBRATION

The "Creatrix Club" of the Department of Family Resource Management of Govt. Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh organized Creatrix Club Celebration on the theme - Women Empowerment and Skill Development. The event started with the objective of encouraging the students to discover their skills through participation and gave them an opportunity for honing and polishing their skills for personal growth and enterprise development. Day 1 (11thSeptember 2017): An exhibition of Handmade Interior Accessories. Day 2 (12th September 2017): Interactive Workshop on: 

· Paper Cutting Techniques · Mini Gardens · Clay Modelling · Marbling 

Day 3 (13th September 2017): (i) Skill based Competitions: · Rangoli · Mehendi · Braiding (ii) Slogan writing competition on the said theme (iii) Paper Reading on the said theme

EVENTS 1st Position 2nd Position 3rd Position
MEHENDI Shreya
(M.Sc. C.T. 3rd Sem)
Pallavi Gupta
(M.Sc. C.T. 3rd Sem)
Poorvi Mittal
(M.Sc. C.T. 3rd Sem) and
Kamini Sharma
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 1st Sem)
RANGOLI Anamika Kashyap
(M.Sc. F&N. 3rd Sem)
Alka
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
Lovepreet Kaur
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
BRAIDING Sukhmani
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
Anita
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 1st Sem)
Anjanpreet Kaur
(B.Sc. F&N. 5th Sem)
HANDMADE INTERIOR ACCESSORIES Gauri Puri
(B.Sc. Composite. 5th Sem)
Ruchika Khachi
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
Anjali Porwal, Simranjot Kaur, Ayushi
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
SLOGAN WRITING Shweta Rana
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 5th Sem)
Megha Kapur
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
Aakansha
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)



»Happiness Week Celebration (September 11-16, 2017) DAY 2 (12th September, 2017) – CLOWNS' DAY

The second day of the HAPPINESS WEEK witnessed a day full of fun and excitement by the CLOWNS all over the college. The students of the Department of Human Development and Family Relations turned into clowns in colourful and funky outfits with funny and attractive props. They could be seen playing around, and doing pranks with whosoever they met in and outside the rooms and office, Chaitanya Laboratory Nursery School and were busy spreading laughter.The clowning activities started the moment students and teachers entered the college in the morning.The activity broke the monotony of the otherwise busy routine that sometimes take a toll on them. These clowns from B.Sc. HDFR 3rd Semester, M.Sc. HDFR (1st and 3rd Semester) and Post Graduate Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Counselling acted as stress busters for many and in this life, full of hustle and bustle made them realize that life is much more beyond this. Not only the students but even the faculty members of the department and other teachers of the college were seen enjoying with the clowns. The clowns kept the Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal busy by hugging her and making sweet gestures. She appreciated the initiative of the students turned clowns. The activity indeed suggested celebrating each day of life and turning each moment into contagious happiness.



»International Literacy Day Celebration THEME - LITERACY: A BRIDGE FROM MISERY TO HOPE

08th September, 2017 marked the celebration of  International Literacy Day in  Government Home Science College, Chandigarh. With the theme of  ‘EACHONE – LIT ONE’ the celebration was inaugurated by the Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal in Chaitanya Laboratory Nursery School along with the Head of the Department Prof. ReetinderBrar and the event co-ordinator Dr.Ravneet Chawla.The students from Post Graduate Diploma In Child Guidance And Family Counselling, M.sc 1stSemester , M.sc 3rdSemester and B.sc Human Development and Family Relations were present during the celebrations and helped in the co-ordination along with other faculty members of the department.The event began with organising an activity MASTI KI PAATHSHALA’ in Chaitanya which emphasized on inculcating good reading habits and telling the little munchkins about the importance of school and education. It also focussed on how school can be fun by making them dance on the beats of refreshing music and playing fun games. These tiny tots were also provided with one batch displaying a message ‘I LOVE MY SCHOOL’ with a motive to inspire them to come to school everyday. The celebrations of the day were segregated into various activities where the Post Graduate Diploma students created laminated ‘VARNMALA’ with associated miniature graphics for self help for domestic workers and need based beneficiaries, M.Sc HDFR 3rd Semester capacitated senior citizens to use news apps in all the 3 languages(Hindi, English and Punjabi) to keep pace with latest trends in contemporary issues with respect to their environment, M.Sc HDFR 1stSemester became the part of  ‘SWACH KITAB SEWA’ where the books of the Department were cleaned , repaired and organized and B.Sc HDFR 3rd Semester developed theme based wall magazine. The day long celebrations came out to be a big success with the co-ordination of everybody in the department.  As it has been rightly said that “BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD” hence this small step towards literacy at the college level will surely bring change to the entire society eventually. The whole event was appreciated by the Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal and she also motivated students to instill good reading habits in their free time.

 



»Motivational workshop organized in Government Home Science College

Government Home Science College organized a motivational talk on the theme 'Dream as big as mountains' in lieu of World Sports Day. The speaker of the workshop was a well known World Trekker Col. Aparjeet Nakai. He inspired young gathering of more than 100 undergraduate students. He emphasized that in life anything can be achieved through strong determination, hardwork and will power. He shared vivacious tales of his fascinating mountaineering experiences through motivational pictures and inspired the audience. He also enlightened them with various strategies which are imperative for trekking. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal also encouraged the students to stay fit and adopt all those techniques elaborated by Mr. Nakai and congratulated the staff for holding the motivational talk.



»Nutrition Week Kickstarted in Government Homescience College

The 'Ginger Club' of Department of Foods and Nutrition, Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh in collaboration with Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) Chandigarh Chapter inaugurated National Nutrition week today. The theme of National Nutrition week is "Optimal Infant and Young Children Feeding Practices: Better Child Health".

To mark the inauguration of Nutrition week, a cookery competition on the theme "Innovative Nutritious Tiffins for Pre-Schoolers" was held wherein 75 students participated including participants from GCG-42, MCM-DAV, Dietetics Department of GMCH-32 and GMSH-16, host college and other institutes.

The recipes for cookery competition were judged by Prof.Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh, Ms. Jatinder Sohi, HOD and Ms. Madhu Sharma, President, Indian Dietetic Association, Chandigarh Chapter. The recipes were judged for innovation and relevance to the theme amongst other parameters.

Following were the winners for cookery competition: First prize- Tanya Jain & Paridhi Kohli
Second prize- Muskan
Third prize- Mary
Consolation prize- Alisha & Ambika Sharma 

Winners for Poster making: First prize- Akanksha
Second prize -Saloni

Students also participated in skit, slogan writing and poster presentation. An interactive workshop on Skill development, conducted by Wellness and Beauty expert Ms. Richa Sharma, Proprietor, Cleopatra was appreciated by the participants.

The judges applauded the efforts of participants and entire faculty of Foods and Nutrition department and congratulated the coordinators of entire events, Dr. Nirupa Marwaha, HOD Foods and Nutrition Department and Dr. Ritu Pradhan, Associate Professor and Project coordinator.



»Akshay Urja Diwas Celebrated

"Harita" the environment society of Govt. Home Science College ,Sec-10, Chandigarh celebrated Akshay Urja Diwas (in collaboration with CREST, Chd. Admn.) on August 18, 2017. Various Inter-college competitions viz. Poster making, Slogan writing and Eco-rangoli were held to celebrate Akshay Urja Diwas. About 15 institutions/colleges with almost 128 students participated in the competitions. 

Also various Intra college competitions like Collage making, Placard making, Slogan writing and Poster making were held during Environment Week celebrations (August 10-18, 2017). About 250 students participated in these competitions. On the concluding day of environment week i.e. August 18, 2017 Van Mahotsava was celebrated by the college staff and students. Shri Rakesh Kumar Popli, PCS, Director of Higher Education was the Chief Guest to grace the occasion. Plumeria rubra was planted by the chief guest and about 140 saplings of other ornamental plants like Bottle plam, Fish tail palm, Plumeria, Murraya, Bougainvillea etc will be planted during the week. 

The principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal welcomed the Chief Guest and highlighted the activities of the Environment Society of the college and appreciated the participation of students from various colleges. She also thanked everyone for lending unending support and cooperation to the college to make the event a great success as well for connecting everyone with mother nature and contributing to the conservation of environment through the use of renewable energy. She also assured the audience that the college would always strive to make City beautiful, greener and cleaner than before and contribute its bit in bringing required social change. 

The college students presented PARYAVARAN GEET AND DANCES depicting the importance of raining season to plant trees and associated cultural richness of our society since ancient times with the changing season. The cultural items also delivered message on GROW MORE TREES and USE RENEWABLE RESOURCES OF ENERGY. 

The little angels/tiny tots of the college laboratory school "Chaitanya" also presented a group song highlighting the importance of GROWING MORE TREES. 

The celebrations concluded with the prize distribution function. The Chief Guest gave away the prizes to the winners of various competitions. 

Chief Guest during his address emphasized on the fact that the covered area of our forests has been reduced by 24 percent in India. He congratulated the 'Harita' environment society for its efforts in contributing towards making the environment more clean and green. Mr. Popli in his speech also appealed every one to adopt one sapling. He also shared his concerns regarding changing quality of life in contemporary times which is resulting in lesser social interactions amongst people in the society. He recommended teachers to impart moral education among students everyday for at least 10 minutes. In his concluding remarks, he advised students to focus on their career, study honestly and to learn something new. 

A vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs. Ranjana Sharma, Convener of Environment Society.



»TALENT HUNT ORGANIZED

To give a chance to the newcomers of B.Sc Home Science and B.Sc Fashion Designing as well as existing students, to exhibit their hidden talents and strengths, a talent hunt show was organized today in collaboration with FM Radio 93.4. Over 50 enthusiastic students took part in the show and showcased their singing, dancing, mimickery skills among many others. Enthralling performances of the students gave a chance to the mentors to identify potential talent of the students so that they can hone their skills. Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal gave prizes to the winners and encouraged the students to participate wholeheartedly in extracurricular activities along with academics as they are beneficial for their holisitic development as well as act as great stress-busters. Mrinalini (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester), Nikita (B.Sc H.Sc. 3rd Semester) and Ishita (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) won First, Second and Third prizes respectively in the category of Music. In solo dance competition, Manisha ((M.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) and Kanishka ((B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) won First & Second prizes respectively and Chiwan (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) and Neha (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) both won Third prize.



»Independence Day Celebrations

71st Independence Day on 15th August, 2017 was celebrated in the Government Home Science College. Students performed various cultural activities -patriotic songs, dance and skit on the theme. Tiny tots of Chaitanya Nursery School also participated enthusiastically in the celebrations and sang many patriotic songs. 

Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college hoisted the flag and motivated all the students and staff of the college through her speech. She highlighted the contribution and sacrifices of our freedom fighters and appealed everyone to be united to fight against social evils to get complete freedom and extend support in building New India till 2022. She took Pledge along with all the students and staff of the institution towards "Sankalp Se Siddhi " (New India Movement 2017-2022) as a part of our Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi's vision of New India 2022.



»International Youth Day Celebrations

NSS wing of Government Home Science Collage celebrated International Youth Day on 12.08.2017. Prof. Gaurav Gaur was the speaker for the day. He gave us a totally different vision of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. He emphasized on the theme Swacch Bharat & motivated all the NSS volunteers to keep the Institution clean and green. He shared many inspirational videos which conveyed very impressive messages for keeping the environment clean. He made the students to rethink the whole idea of a clean India. He emphasized on the importance of not using plastic and polythene bags. In his concluding remarks he considered plastic bags as the culprit and mentioned that if plastic or polythene won't be there, than the issue itself will be solved. He also suggested the audience to tackle the root cause of all those issues which are polluting the environment and requested everyone to implement good practices for making our environment more friendly to live in. His talk inspired all the NSS volunteers to bring their thought into action. Students also took pledge to keep the country and surroundings clean. Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated the whole event and motivated the students to keep the environment more clean and green.



»Poster and Slogan Writing Competition on the Eve of Independence Day

NSS wing and Art Department of Government Home Science Collage, Chandigarh organised Poster and Slogan Writing Competitions.

The Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal and Prof. Reetinder Brar along with NSS Programme officers Mrs. Chhaya Verma and Mrs. Seema judged the posters and slogans.

 

List of Prize winners are as follows –

Poster Making
Prize Name Roll No. Class
I Khushboo 04 B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd semester
II Tanya 09
III Alka 82
Consolation Nishtha 125

 

Slogan Writing
Prize Name Roll No. Class
I Harsimran Kaur 02 B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd semester
II Navpreet Kaur 11
III Anu 23
Consolation Harsdeep 21
 



»Continuing Nutrition Education (CNE) organized by Foods and Nutrition Department

Continuing Nutrition Education (CNE) was organized by Foods and Nutrition Department, Govt. Home Science College in collaboration with Indian Dietetic Association (IDA), Chandigarh Chapter on the theme 'Sustaining Breast Feeding Together' as part of National Breast Feeding Week. Nearly 100 delegates participated in the CNE. Ms. Sheela Krishnaswamy, National President, IDA was the Chief Guest and Professor Sudha Katyal, Principal was the Guest of Honour. Ms. Madhu Sharma, President IDA Chandigarh Chapter welcomed the guests and delegates. Dr. Chhaya Prasad, Pediatrician spoke on the positive association of breast feeding and intellectual development. Making sure that women breastfeed their children, Mrs. Rama Mahajan discussed the various challenges faced and ways to overcome them. Chief Dietician, GSSH 16, Ms Manisha Arora gave a motivational talk on preparing for successful breastfeeding. The talks were followed by an interactive session in the august presence of Ms. Sheela Krishnaswamy, discussed membership, eligibility and criteria of being a part of IDA. Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Secretary, IDA, Chandigarh chapter and Chief Dietician Fortis Hospital, Mohali delivered vote of thanks. Principal, Prof Sudha Katyal encouraged and appreciated the audience for such enthusiastic participation.



»Orientation Programme at Home Science College

The comprehensive orientation program was conducted to support new students as they begin their journey for undergraduate, post graduate and diploma courses in Home Science College, Chandigarh on July 31,2017.The programme was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by Principal of the College ,Prof. Sudha Katyal along with the senior faculty members. Prof. Sudha Katyal instilled confidence among students with her highly motivational address and urged them to follow the path of 3D's i.e. Desire, Dedication and Discipline in their life. She advocated the students to have burning aspiration to succeed and achieve short term and long term goals in life with perseverance and restraint. She encouraged the students to get familiar with the campus and utilize the college resources. She assured the students that she and her dedicated faculty will fully support the new students in adjusting to the college environment and helping them in changing their dreams into reality. The faculty members introduced themselves and gave a brief outline about their subjects and their respective departments. Students were apprised on diverse aspects concerning them like scholarships, fee concessions, anti ragging, examination rules, student elections, NSS, NCC , hostel rules, as well about various clubs like Environment, Red Ribbon , Dramatics, Happiness and Well Being, Ginger etc where they can showcase their talent and make themselves and college proud by participation and winning awards.The programme concluded with taking all the students around the college with the aim of making them acquainted with college departments and infrastructure.



»Home Science Students Celebrated Teej

Staff and students of Government Home Science College celebrated Teej. The campus was decorated with buntings, fresh flowers and traditional Punjabi items. Students gave mesmerising performances depicting culture and heritage of Punjab. They took part in giddha, bhangra, mehendi applying and rangoli making. Ms Teej Contest was also organised wherein Navpreet of BSc Home Science II Year, Ramneek, Niharika & Varleen of BSc Home Science Ist Year won various titles as Ms. Punjaban, Best walk, Ms.Personality and Ms.Witty respectively. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students and appreciated them for organising such colourful event.



»​​Government Home Science College organises 49th Annual Convocation and Prize Distribution Function

The 49th annual convocation of Government Home Science College, Sector-10 was held on April 19, 2017. As many as 200 students were awarded degrees. Degrees were conferred upon students from various streams including B.Sc. Home Science, B.Sc. Fashion Designing and Masters in Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles and Human Development and Family Relations. In addition, prizes were awarded for a number of co- curricular activities during the academic session. Students excelling in the field of sports and other literary activities were felicitated. Barinder Shergill from B.Sc H.Sc 6th semester IDRM was awarded the best all rounder student and Alisha from B.Sc Dietetics 3rd year won Dr. Devi's award for being the most compassionate and helping student of the college. 

Mr. Jatinder Yadav, Director, Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration was the chief guest. The convocation began with an academic procession led by the Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal and Sh Jatinder Yadav. The Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal read out the annual college report highlighting the major events of the academic session 2016-17. She addressed the students and urged them to be brand ambassadors of Home Science College and encouraged them to achieve their goals with honesty and go on to make the college proud. The chief guest congratulated the prize winners and motivated them to act as functional literates. He also encouraged the students to make best use of this time, make best friends, do something good in life and be a good human being. He also emphasized on setting clear targets and generating entrepreneurial skills which will further help the society in moving further.

On this event under the dynamic leadership of Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal, 2nd edition of newsletter was also released highlighting various activities and events of staff and students during the session 2016-17.



»Academic Anxiety Test and Counselling for School Students by Govt. Home Science College

To cutback the increasing incidences of academic anxiety related issues among school children the department of Extension Education of Govt. Home Science College took a stride to study and help students of both rural and urban schools. The students of B.Sc. Home Science Human Development and Family Relations selected two schools each from rural (Khuda Alisher) and urban (Mohali) areas. About 230 students in total of class 8th and 9th were selected for identifying their anxiety level with the help of a standard predefined test. Test was conducted on February 08, 2017 and March 02, 2017 in rural and urban schools respectively. According to test performed students were categorised into five categories of anxiousness. Students who fall in 'very much anxious' and 'anxious' categories were then counselled on March 22, 2017. Rest of the students were given general instructions to combat such issues.



»College Students bagged 3rd prize on World Dance Day

Students of our college participated in a Dance Competition- "Rhythm of Haryana", organized by "Chandigarh Art Theater", supported by "Art & Culture Affair Department, Govt. of Haryana on the occasion of "World Dance Day", April 29, 2017. They presented group choreography of Kathak (Classical Dance Form) 'Tarana' and have won 3rd Prize.



»Home Science Girls Rocks at Aakriti 2017

The Clothing and Textiles department of Home Science College showcased the unique and innovative collections created by the budding young designers of the college in an annual fashion show 'Aakriti'. Dolly Ahluwalia, renowned film actor and costume designer was the chief guest and Anju Yadav was the guest of honor. The extravaganza witnessed a wide array of 17 themes ranging from Bohemo-La-Novia to LGBT to Rush Blush.Best collection prize was awarded to Preeti, Veenita and Shivani of B.Sc. (Fashion Designing) 6th semester for their tantalizing drapery accentauated with sparkling sequins on the theme 'Masquerade'. Scintillating Gaiety collection conceptualised by Ekta, Payal and Jaskirat of B.Sc. (Fashion Designing) 6th semester was declared the most wearable collection. Mrs. Dolly Ahluwalia appreciated the efforts of the talented students and motivated them to extend their creative horizons and excel in their chosen field.The audience was enthralled by the fascinating magical presentation of luxurious and flowing fabrics highlighting the amalgamation of ethnic and modern culture.



»Art department of Government Home Science College displayed creative works

Students of B.Sc Home Science IInd year showcased their year long creative work in an Art exhibit today. With the slogan of "Earn while you learn", they put up beautiful items ranging from decorative pots, handmade flowers, murals, hand painted curtains, oil and water based canvas paintings, posters, clay modelling and paper bags for display as well as for sale. The chief guest for the day Mrs Anju Yadav appreciated the hardwork and efforts put in by the students under the guidance of Mrs Seema Jaitley, Assistant professor, Art Department.Two entrepreneurs, Jasleen and Puneet of B.Sc.(Home Science)IInd year were applauded for their successful art and craft online and offline ventures by the name of Dazzling Crafts. The visiting guests also bought the articles which allured them which boosted the confidence of the young budding artists who showcased their work there.



»Sensitization on Family Planning by Home Science College

The need to sensitize rural women regarding family planning and its effect on health motivated the students of Home Science College to initiate an awareness programme regarding this issue. This evangelism was carried out in village Khuda-Ali-Sher on 18th March 2017 by Department of Extension Education. The students of B.Sc.(H.Sc.)( Interior Design and Resource Management stream) 6th semester organised various activities on the basis of observations of survey conducted by them. A skit on importance of appropriate age of both marriage and child bearing was performed. There was an interactive session where information regarding methods of family planning was taught using flash cards. A lecture on myths related to this issue was also appreciated by the local women.



»Annual Athletic Meet At Home Science College

Home science girls enjoyed a brilliant day of fun and competitiveness on March 20, 2017 when 52nd Annual Athletic Meet was held at Home Science College. The sporting event was inaugurated by Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the College followed by the unfurling of the College Flag and oath taking ceremony. The gathering began with the marching of coordinated footsteps of students in the parade led by the Sports Captain, Sarmishtha. Torch was lighted by Amandeep Kaur, Jaganjot Kaur, Kanika Lubana, Suraksha Narang, Anjana, Roopa and Samiksha Jha of B.Sc. (Home Science) 2nd and 4th semester.

Mrs. Jatinder Rai, President, Home Science College Alumini Association, was the chief guest for the occasion. Dr. Katyal introduced the chief guest and florally welcomed her. Students, teaching and non- teaching staff enthusiastically participated in various throw, jump, and track activities. Sarmishtha Sharma of B.Sc. (Home Science)4th semester was declared the best athlete followed by the various competitions. The chief guest congratulated the prize winners and motivated the students to come forward and participate in sports so as to keep physical side in concord with the psychological health. The function concluded with the flag retreat ceremony and giving away of vote of thanks by Dr. Ravneet Chawla, the sports Incharge.



»Digital Awareness Drive by Home Science Students

The department of Extension Education of Govt. Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh, organized an awareness programme on March 16, 2017, in village Khuda- Ali –Sher. Principal Dr. Sudha Katiyal initiated awareness movement towards cashless society in tune with digital India movement carried out by Govt. of India.

Information regarding different modes of digital payments was disseminated among the villagers like demonstration on use of ATM and mobile payment applications. An awareness rally was carried out by students of B.Sc. Home Science Semester VI (ATD stream) with their faculty Mrs. Shalu Gupta for motivating local people to enthusiastically incorporate the digitalization in their day to day life.



»Students celebrated Holi using Herbal Colours in college campus on 11.03.2017.



»Eco Friendly Holi celebrated at Govt Home Science College

The environment Incharge addressed the students on 10.03.2017 to use eco friendly/herbal Colours/Natural Colours dyes like turmeric/chandan powder etc. She made the students to take pledge for eco-friendly Holi as under:

Let's Play Holi

This year I will play Holi by....

Encouraging others to use less dead wood and no other stuff for Holika.

Preparing own Herbal Colours.

Purchasing eco-colours.

Preparing own pichkaris.

Saying no to water balloons.

Saying no to polythene pouches.

Not playing loud music.

Enjoying more and conserving more water.

 



»Annual Exhibition 2017

The department of Family Resource Management, Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh,​​ held an Annual Exhibition on March 09, 2017. The exhibition was inaugurated by Ms. Sadhna Savgar, Joint Director Higher Education and an eminent artist. The exhibition displayed vibrant creative landscapes and innovative accessories made by reusing different materials. Theme based table decorations were also eye catching. The highlight of the exhibition was the ambience of the trendy cafe based on Social Media theme. Students of Interior Designing put up a lot of efforts in creating the setup. Principal of the college, Dr.Sudha Katyal and the chief guest highly appreciated the efforts done by the students.



»Bulls Eye Organises Young Managers Contest In Home Science College

The placement cell of the college in collaboration with Bulls Eye and Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) conducted a Young Managers Contest in the college premises along with Women's day celebration. The purpose of organizing this contest was to provide a platform to young budding managers to exhibit their talent, knowledge and creativity in preparing them to become "leaders of tomorrow". The second stage of the contest will be the Inter-college finale in which the winning teams from different colleges will compete. The students keenly participated in the contest and were happy to receive prizes for the answers they gave during the quiz. Prof. Nirupa Marwaha who took the initiative for the event thanked the organizers and encouraged the students to actively participate and make full use of the placement drives organized every week in the college.



»Awareness Rally about Anaemia in Khuda-Ali-Sher

Department of Extension Education of college carried out an awareness programme in adopted village Khuda-Ali-Sher on 'Awareness about Anaemia' on 2nd March 2017.On the basis of the survey conducted, the students of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) VIth semester Dietetics stream with their faculty Mrs. Shalu Gupta, carried out the programme. A rally was organised to aware the village mass. Women were invited to participate in the programme where a skit was performed to motivate them to get their Hb test done. An interactive lecture was delivered and demonstration of various iron rich food recipes was performed. Home visits were also conducted for those who were not able to come to participate in group. Efforts of students were very much appreciated by the women folk of the village and the students were also asked to conduct more such programmes.



»Students participated in the inter-college Antakshri Competition organised by MC Chandigarh

Arushi and Samiksha students of B.Sc.(H.Sc.)-IV Semester actively participated in the inter-college Antakshri Competition for Rose festival organised by Municipal Corporation Chandigarh on 19 February,2017. The students were accompanied by Dr. Priyanka Sharma(Assistant Professor) Department of Music. Arushi and Samiksha successfully cleared the preliminary round of this competition and made their entry to the final round.



»National Seminar Held On 21.02.2017 At Home Science College,Chandigarh

On 21st February 2017, 110 home scientists come together from various parts of the country to discuss the modern trends, issues and concerns of home science. Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college delivered the key note address and welcome the key speakers for the day .The morning session kick started with a talk by Ms. Roopal Sharma, Advisor, Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), PEC, Chandigarh. She delivered a wonderful talk on job opportunities in the apparel sector and emerging trends in the field. Prof (Dr.) Subhashini Verma delivered a talk on Nutritional Interventions and its impact on the health of the elderly. Trends in Positive Youth Development were discussed Dr. Jatinder Gulati from PAU, Ludhiana followed by discussion by Mr. Satish Narula on Modern Trends in Home Gardens. Prof. V.R. Sinha from PU, Chandigarh deliberated on incubation and entrepreneurship in home science.
Afternoon witness four parallel technical sessions related to Foods and Nutrition, Human Development and Family Relations, Clothing and Textiles; and Family Resource Management .Around 30 scientific paper and posters were presented. Technical sessions on topics ranging from Incidence of diabetes, role of dietary fiber to Positive Teacher Student Relationship to Recent Trends in Textile Processing and steps towards sustainability in footwear industry. All the sessions were highly informative and thoroughly enjoyed by the participating faculty and research scholars. A book written by Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal and Prof. Nirupa Marwaha on the theme of the seminar was also released.



»Entrepreneurial Visit by the students of B.Sc. (H.Sc) Dietetics- VIth semester

A group of more than 20 students of B.Sc. (H.Sc) Dietetics- VIth semester along with faculty member Mrs. Shabana Gandhi visited entrepreneurial unit "Honey Hut" Sector 22, Chandigarh, on February 13th, 2017. Honey Hut has been awarded as best performing entrepreneurial unit under Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) for the year 2014-15 by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The unit has been promoted by RCED with the assistance of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Govt. of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce. The main objective of the visit was to provide practical exposure to students about entrepreneurial skills required to undertake an enterprise. The visit enabled the students to know about the process of production of honey, honey chocolates and different honey products. The visit generated awareness about various opportunities available in the field of Entrepreneurship in today's world, market trends and support provided by the Government to start the venture. Chef of the unit provided practical exposure to the students about the recipes of cooking honey idlis. Students were demonstrated with various equipments, material and methods used in honey products. Thus, the enterprise visit facilitated systematic learning of better utilization of machines and materials and low cost budget production techniques to the students.



»DAY-4 of FDP: TALKS ON PROBIOTICS AND MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The faculty was appraised about Millennium Development goals and the benefits of Probiotics on Day 4 of FDP by Prof. Neelam Khetarpaul, Ex-Dean, I.C. College of Home Science, H.A.U., Hisar and presently working as a faculty consultant in Hisar Agricultural University. The day kicked off with knowing what Probiotics really are followed by detailed knowledge on beneficial effects and therapeutic applications of them. Dr. Neelam gave the audience simple tips and ways by which we can include probiotics in our everyday dietary routine without relying on artificial products in the market, many of which may not contain active probiotics. She emphasised that although the concept of probiotics existed in practise since biblical times, we are still at a very early stage in the development of consistently effective use of probiotics. She stressed the need to introduced probiotic food mixtures in our daily diet and that cooperation between medical researchers, daily and food scientists and the business community is essential for development and marketing of high quality probiotics food products. The second session was all about discussion on Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals. Prof. Neelam elaborated on each of the 8 MDGs stressing on the government's efforts in achievement of these. She shared her experiences working as a researcher in relation to these goals in India as well as abroad. A lot of dietary queries of the audience were addressed by the speaker which made both the sessions very interesting and interactive. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal encouraged the faculty to adopt the healthy practice of including probiotics in their daily routine and undertake research on related topics to contribute to the society at large in our own way.



»DAY 3 FDP AT HOME SCIENCE COLLEGE, CHANDIGARH

Day 3 of FDP saw the faculty at Home Science College come closer to nature and learn about Hydro-culture. Mr. Harshit Bahl ,Director and Founder Sun Tech Agro appraised the audience on benefits of Hydroponics, Aquaponics and Aeroponics. He talked about significance of nutrients for plant growth, problems faced by plants growers and use of growing mediums like gravel, rockwool etc to enhance quality of soil. He encouraged the faculty to go organic and motivated them to grow a hydroponic garden by showing interesting relevant videos.
The afternoon session had Prof. Rajat Sandhir, Senior Faculty member, Department of Bio Technology, P.U, Chd. speaking on Research and Funding opportunities for projects. He said that since 21st century will be a knowledge society and there is dire need to bridge the immense knowledge gap prevalent. He emphasized that there is need for investment in Research projects in our country. He talked about various funding agencies like UGC,DST,DBT,ICMR,ICAR which provide grants for research projects and schemes that must be made use of like star college scheme for funding infrastructure and equipment especially for science subjects. He talked about challenges faced by institutions in going in for research. He encouraged the audience to collaborate with other institutions to work in interdisciplinary areas of research. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal said that there is need for a major rethink at pedagogy and curricular level and encouraged the faculty to undertake research projects.



»Day 2 of Seven day FDP on Statistics and Research Methodology

Day 2 of Seven day Faculty Development Programme saw faculty being updated on Statistics and research rnethodology by Prof Narayan and Prof Sandhya from PGIMER,Chandigarh. Prof. Narayan said that Statistics is usually taught as a catalogue of tests and the philosophy of using statistics is mostly not taught and understood. He highlighted the importance of research and statistics in collection, analysis, summarizing and interpretation of data. He talked about the concept of " Big data" and the broad categories of research. Prof Narayan discussed in detail about sampling , its types , data and its analysis. Prof. Sandhya added on that knowledge by elaborating on use of scales of measurement , hypothesis formulation and testing. The talk was made interesting by the speakers as they quoted examples from daily life and made it interactive. They concluded by giving tips on how to make research authentic. Principal ,Dr Sudha Katyal encouraged the faculty to invest more time in research and contribute more to the field quantitatively and qualitatively.



»Seven day Faculty Development Programme kick starts in HOME SCIENCE COLLEGE

A Seven day Faculty Development Programme was inaugurated in Government Home Science College, Chandigarh themed "Meeting Diverse Challenges of Modern Day Education" on February 1 under the aegis of RUSA and Department of Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration.Mr. Jatindra Yadav, I.A.S,Director Higher Education was the chief guest for the day.Dr. Sudha Katyal , Principal of the college gave a floral welcome to him and gave an inaugural address and a background note about faculty development programme (FDP). She highlighted the importance and contribution of RUSA since its conception in 2013.She appreciated the efforts taken by RUSA to fund FDP's for enhancing capacity building of teaching faculty in institutes of higher learning to meet challenges of modern day educational system.


Mr. Jatindra Yadav, I.A.S,Director Higher Education addressed the faculty on the challenges of modern education system and motivated the faculty to make the best of FDP.He encouraged the teaching faculty to invest time and resources provided to them in Research projects and authentic publications to help improve the quality of education disseminated. The morning session kickstarted with a talk on "Quality Assurance in Higher Education -A gate Way for Excellence,by Dr. Dalip Kumar,State Project Director, RUSA,UT,Chandigarh Administration. He said that Quality Assurance is not a one day job nor a source of stress but should be planned and involve continuing regular improvement and compliance for achievement of goals. He also talked about Institutional and Programme Accreditation and its benefits. He emphasised on much needed reforms in Higher Education.He stressed that there is dire need for enhancement of research, consultancy and development of Modules pertaining to finishing schools to deal with challenges of Modern Higher Education.
The afternoon session was headed by Dr. Bhavneet,Professor in Department of Pediatrics,PGIMER,Chandigarh. She elaborated on ' what mind brain and education can do for teaching very interesting manner. She enlightened the audience with latest trends in respect to brain development amongst adolescents. She talked about the differences between fixed and growth mind sets along with role of synaptic pruning and myelination in human brain. She emphasized that adults must provide learning moments rather than rote learning and must include humour in their teaching- learning process. She concluded by giving tips on how neuroscience can change the classroom life by including variety in teaching strategy , making learning fun and making use of music as a component in pedagogy.Both the sessions were highly informative, interactive and thoroughly enjoyed by the faculty.

 



»Seven day Faculty Development Programme kick starts in HOME SCIENCE COLLEGE, SECTOR-10,CHANDIGARH

A Seven day Faculty Development Programme was inaugurated in Government Home Science College, Chandigarh themed "Meeting Diverse Challenges of Modern Day Education" on February 1 under the aegis of RUSA and Department of Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration.Mr. Jatindra Yadav, I.A.S,Director Higher Education was the chief guest for the day.Dr. Sudha Katyal , Principal of the college gave a floral welcome to him and gave an inaugural address and a background note about faculty development programme (FDP). She highlighted the importance and contribution of RUSA since its conception in 2013.She appreciated the efforts taken by RUSA to fund FDP's for enhancing capacity building of teaching faculty in institutes of higher learning to meet challenges of modern day educational system.


Mr. Jatindra Yadav, I.A.S,Director Higher Education addressed the faculty on the challenges of modern education system and motivated the faculty to make the best of FDP.He encouraged the teaching faculty to invest time and resources provided to them in Research projects and authentic publications to help improve the quality of education disseminated. The morning session kickstarted with a talk on "Quality Assurance in Higher Education -A gate Way for Excellence,by Dr. Dalip Kumar,State Project Director, RUSA,UT,Chandigarh Administration. He said that Quality Assurance is not a one day job nor a source of stress but should be planned and involve continuing regular improvement and compliance for achievement of goals. He also talked about Institutional and Programme Accreditation and its benefits. He emphasised on much needed reforms in Higher Education.He stressed that there is dire need for enhancement of research, consultancy and development of Modules pertaining to finishing schools to deal with challenges of Modern Higher Education.
The afternoon session was headed by Dr. Bhavneet,Professor in Department of Pediatrics,PGIMER,Chandigarh. She elaborated on ' what mind brain and education can do for teaching very interesting manner. She enlightened the audience with latest trends in respect to brain development amongst adolescents. She talked about the differences between fixed and growth mind sets along with role of synaptic pruning and myelination in human brain. She emphasized that adults must provide learning moments rather than rote learning and must include humour in their teaching- learning process. She concluded by giving tips on how neuroscience can change the classroom life by including variety in teaching strategy , making learning fun and making use of music as a component in pedagogy.Both the sessions were highly informative, interactive and thoroughly enjoyed by the faculty.

 



»Students bring laurels to College

Students of Government Home Science College won laurels in" Safe Breaking Contest" organised by Chandigarh Traffic police and Honda Company on January 21,2017. Aarti of B.Sc.(Interior Design Management)3rd year won the Ist prize and Dolly of B.Sc. (H.Sc.)1st year bagged the 3rd prize.



»NCC and NSS students of Government Home Science College mark the celebrations of Shahidi Diwas

NCC and NSS students of Government Home Science College visited the War Memorial, Chandigarh among students of other colleges and dignitaries of the Administration to mark the celebrations of Shahidi Diwas. They payed homage to all the soldiers who fought bravely and laid down their lives for the country.



»Two day workshop on Entrepreneurial Awareness and Skill Enhancement

Two day workshop on Entrepreneurial Awareness and Skill Enhancement kick starts in Home Science College

A two day workshop on Entrepreneurial Awareness and Skill Enhancement was inaugurated by Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college and Mr. Paramjit Singh, Principal Director, Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development today. The interactive workshop was conducted with the aim of inculcating entrepreneurial skills among the participants. The workshop was attended by 90 undergraduate and post graduate students of Home Science and Fashion Designing.
Dr. Sudha Katyal urged the students to be job creators instead of Job seekers. She said that entrepreneurship is not about age, religion or qualification specific but it is about thinking big and being passionate about one's dream. Mr. Paramjit Singh highlighted the significance of entrepreneurship in India by presenting relevant statistics and discussing the global position of India in the world. He quoted success stories of various startup entrepreneurs in the Tricity and all over India and talked about the charms of being a self-employed person. The workshop was highly informative, enlightening and appreciated by all the participants as they gained a better understanding and requisite knowledge of the critical steps involved in starting one's own venture.



»Interclass Badminton competition organized in College

An Interclass Badminton competition was organized by the Physical Education Department of the college from January 27 – 30 ,2017. A total of 50 entries were received who participated in Singles and doubles category . Principal, Prof. Rawinder Chaudhary, member IAAF and Prof. Harpreet Kaur gave away the prizes to the prize winners. In the category of singles, the 1st position was bagged by Priyakiran of B.Sc ATD 6th Sem, 2nd position by Mansi Jindal of B.Sc Home Science 2nd Sem and Pooja of B.Sc Home Science 4th Sem bagged the 3rd position. 8 team entries were received for the Doubles game. Ankita and Pooja (B.sc H.Sc 4th Sem) stood first, Priyakiran (Bsc ATD 6th Sem) and Pavleen (B.Sc H.Sc 4th Sem ) stood second and Jasleen and Abhishikha (B.sc H.Sc 4th Sem) came 3rd. Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of the department to encourage such activities in the college and congratulated all the prize winners and participants of this three day badminton tournament.



»Home Science Students Celebrate National Voter Day

NSS wing of the Government Home Science College headed by NSS programme Officer Mrs. Chhaya Verma celebrated the Seventh National Voter day on January 25, 2017. Students took a pledge to committedly work towards promoting democratic electoral participation. Poster making, slogan writing and declamation competitions was also conducted on the theme 'Empowering young and future voters' to infuse democratic values, sense of empowerment and pride among the students. Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college urged the new eligible students to participate in electoral process by enrolling and registering themselves and practice responsible, informed and ethical voting.



»Workshop on Educational Avenues Abroad

Government Home Science College organised a workshop on Educational Avenues Abroad for final year students of B.Sc. Home Science and Fashion Designing in collaboration with Manya Education Private Limited (MEPL). They oriented the aspiring students to choose their career and education avenues abroad. The main focus was on providing guidance for preparation of various tests such as GMAT, GRE, SAT, IELTS, ACT and TOEFL for studying abroad. They also touched on the procedural steps for securing admissions in reputed universities and colleges across the world.
Dr. Sudha Katyal , Principal of the college urged the participants to take part in the workshop actively so as to receive hand-on assistance in how to go about admission, application process, popular and new courses, and work experience which all are crucial requirements for any one interested in going abroad for further studies.




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