Government Home Science College organizes One day workshop on Ethics and Interpersonal Relationship at Work Place
Home Science College organized a one day workshop on "Ethics and Interpersonal Relationship at Work Place" on 27th January,2017 for teaching, laboratory, office and support staff of the college. The workshop was conducted by Mr Manish Kumar Aggarwal from Mind Food Chef which provided a mental treat to all the faculty members.
He conducted morning and an evening interactive session with the audience wherein he elaborated on various Ethics that are a must to be followed especially at the workplace so as to ensure the smooth running of any organization. The speaker quoted various instances from daily life as well as those with from mythology which struck a chord with the audience present. He talked in detail about the importance of Equality, Discipline, Respect, Honesty , Empathy ,Cooperation, Unity , Transparency and Integrity at the workplace. The sessions were thoroughly enjoyed by one and all wherein they shared their personal problems also with the speaker. Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal encouraged the audience to be the change they want to see in others and work in unity to take the institution to greater heights.
An interactive seminar was organized in Home Science College on the theme ' Sexual Behavior among Youth: Pleasure and Safety'. The students of Human Development and Family Relations had an interactive session initiated by Ms. Pooja Brar, Doctorate Research Fellow and an Undergraduate Advisor from department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota on 19-01-2017. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal, inaugurated the session and Dr. Reetinder Brar, Head of the Department welcomed the speaker. The talk was centered around intimate relationships among the Indian youth focusing on the pleasure and safety aspects involved in the heterosexual relationships. Students interacted well and shared their viewpoints with the speaker. The audience gave their inputs on the dating culture among youth. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to work on the aforesaid topic for further advances in research in this area.
Government Home Science College in collaboration with Indian Dietetics Association (IDA), Chandigarh Chapter and Fortis Hospital Mohali celebrated 3rd National Dietetics Day in the College Campus on 11th Jan, 2017. Stalwarts in the field of nutrition participated in the celebrations. The theme of the day was ''Consult a Dietician- Get Fooducated''. Dr.Parvinder Chawla, (Internal Medicine), Fortis Hospital gave an inaugural address on healthy lifestyle management. Ms. Sonia Gandhi, (Chief Dietician) Fortis Hospital talked about patient management: dietician and doctor- a collective responsibility. It was followed by the inauguration of a health camp where free health check-up and diet consultation was provided for all students, faculty and staff of the college. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal inaugurated the health mela and emphasized on the role of nutrition for a healthy life.
A special seven day NSS camp organized by Government Home Science College concluded on Dec 29, 2016. Awareness drives through rallies, exhibition, skit, and street plays were carried out throughout the week to create consciousness among the villagers on the theme of digital transactions and swachhta. During the valedictory session, Dr. Sudha Katyal congratulated the NSS programme officers from the college, Dr. Ritu Pradhan and Mrs. Chhaya Verma on successful conduction of the camp. She also appreciated the efforts of the NSS volunteers in carrying out all activities wholeheartedly and enthusiastically throughout the week and bringing about a constructive change in the mindset of villagers regarding digital payments. NSS students shared their enriching experiences and took an oath to continue performing selfless service to the society in the future. The efforts were highly appreciated by the Sarpanch and Mahila Mandal Pradhan of Khuda ali Sher.
NSS Camp is in its full swing in Government Home Science College, Chandigarh. The camp is led by NSS programme officers, Dr. Ritu Pradhan and Mrs. Chhaya Verma, of the College with an objective of providing opportunity to the students to make a positive contribution to the society along with imbibing a sense of responsibility in young minds. The NSS team provided first hand practical training on digital modes of payment on the second day of the camp at Tibbi sahib Gurudwara .This interactive workshop cleared the misconceptions of credibility of online transactions among the people. Nukkad natak on the eve of Christmas was the highlight of the day.
The third day of NSS Camp commenced with cleanliness drive throughout the village 'Khuda Alisher'. It was followed by extension lecture on sanitation and cleanliness for healthy environment by NSS Volunteers. A documentary movie on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was also shown to bring about behavioural change towards adopting healthy and hygienic practices. On the fourth day, poster making and slogan writing activity on 'Digital Literacy' was held by NSS volunteers. Later, the students marched through the roads of neighbouring sectors with their banners and posters spreading the word about the same. Volunteers enthusiastically participated in all the events and showcased their talent. Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college reviewed the activities performed by the students and motivated the students to play their part sincerely and honestly.
A seven day special NSS camp of Govt. Home Science College started today with lot of zeal and a spirit of enthusiasm in the adopted village, Khuda Ali Sher. Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college was the chief guest on the inaugural day. The thrust of the camp activities in the entire week would be on Digital Literacy and Swachhata in line with national aims of Digital India and Swachh Bharat Abhiyain.
Today, a lecture on different modes of digital transaction through prepaid wallet, USSD, UPI, cards and POS was conducted by the experts in coordination with 100 NSS volunteers. The drive was made interesting for the villagers by holding an awareness rally.NSS volunteers in groups visited every household to practically educate the people regarding online payments.
This social service initiative was taken up with the aim of utilizing the unexplored talents and energy of the youth to provide knowledge service to the community. In a highly inspirational speech, Dr. Sudha Katyal encouraged the student volunteers to become positive change agents of society by carrying out selfless service throughout their life.
In tune with Government's initiative to create a 'cashless society' and 'digital economy', Government Home Science College organized one day hands on workshop on Vittiya Saksharata on November 17,2016 for 390 resident students of B.Sc. and M.Sc. hostel.
Mr. Ravishankar Kumar, Manager, State Bank of Patiala talked about the process of digitizing the entire banking process and advocated the benefits of digital mode of payment through various banking apps. Mr Nikhilesh Shenoy, Assistant Manager, State Bank of Patiala educated participants on digital transactions by demonstrating various cost effective and secured options of digital dealings. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal motivated the students to embrace technology by initiating digital and e-transactions and contribute their bit towards fighting black money and corruption.
The workshop was very enlightening and provided a practical exposure of digital transaction to the students.
Home Science College organised one day hands on workshops on Capacity Building on Gardening Techniques and Practices, E-learning and Online Students Record Keeping under the aegis of RUSA on November 15 and 16, 2016 respectively. Prof. Y.C. Gupta , Head, Department of Floriculture and Landscaping from Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan(Himachal Pradesh) conducted the workshop.He elaborated on gardening and described it as a combination of Art, science and technology. He talked about the various types of landscaping techniques using different flowers and ground covers. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal encouraged the audience which included faculty members, members of the environment club as well as gardeners of the college to Go Green and develop gardening as a hobby that not only adds beauty to the surroundings but keeps one stress free as well. The second day saw the faculty and office staff of the college becoming e-savvy by attending a hands on workshop on e-learning and online students record keeping by Mr Naveen Dalal, Assistant Professor, GGDSD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh in the morning session and on digital payment systems in the afternoon session by Mr Ravishankar Kumar, Manager and Mr Nikhilesh Shenoy, Assistant Manager, State Bank of Patiala. Paperless working at the college level was encouraged and a demonstration of the online admission process along with online track record of students and record keeping was done. Besides saving time, cost and paper, it will improve the enrollment rate of students and prove beneficial for those from far off places as they will have online access to the prospectus and admission procedures to be followed. Digital payment systems like e-buddy and means of cashless online and mobile transactions and their usage were demonstrated to the audience. Everyone was encouraged to shop cashless and support to the initiative taken by our worthy PrimeMinister. All the workshops were thoroughly informative and provided great insights of their respective fields.
Government Home Science College is holding coaching classes for UGC NET/JRF, Paper I (Teaching Aptitude), Paper II and Paper III (Home Science), free of cost for the students from 21st November 2016-21st January 2017 under the aegis of RUSA. The classes are taken by subject experts in the college premises from 2.00p.m to 4.00p.m everyday. Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to avail the free and quality facility provided for all students and in particular for those who cannot afford high fees by private coaching centers or have difficulty in finding coaching for the subject of Home Science as its syllabus being vast, includes thorough study of the subjects; Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Human Development and Family and Resource management as well. Interested students should visit the college and make the most of it.
The students of M.Sc Clothing and Textiles of Government Home Science College created assorted collections and put up an exhibition from 2nd December to 6th December, 2016 in the college premises. The exhibit is showcasing beautiful tablecovers, bedsheets, cushion covers using techniques like patchwork, appliqué work, ribbon weaving in delightful colour combinations. The textile home décor collection includes articles for various spaces made from knotting including those for the balcony, emphasizing on recycling by using various weaving techniques. Apparel wear collection for the winters has arm and finger knitted scarfs and mufflers to offer. The bathroom collection displays towels and bath robes made stylish using fabric paint. The sustainable textile product range has various utility and eye catching articles made from inexpensive materials. Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal as well as the visitors praised the efforts put in by the students and the staff and placed orders for various articles. Those of you who like your home spaces stylish, should not miss onto this exhibit that is on till 6th December.
Students of Government Home Science College prepared a fantasy float for Chandigarh Carnival on November 25, 2016. The students worked day and night to put their wild imagination into reality by using colourful papers in the shape of cartoon characters, flowers, butterflies and candies to transform a simple trolley into a colourful eye catching float. Ideas of Chandigarh as emerging solar power hub,a smart city and a happy place to live in were included in the fantasy float of the College.
30 students participated in the march Past in the Annual Athletic Meet held at P.U, Chandigarh from November 22-25, 2016 under the guidance of S. Hardeep Singh Ghai. The college contingent was led by Manasvi of B.Sc H.Sc 3 rd year. Sarmishtha, Sanika, Amandeep of B.Sc H.Sc 2nd year and Kanika of B.Sc H.Sc 1st year took part in the 4 *100m relay race. Kanika gave her best throw at 7.13m in the event of shot put and also participated in the 400m race. Karamveer of B.Sc H.Sc 2nd year participated in the Discus Throw while Amandeep Kaur took part in the Long Jump and 100m. Sarmishtha also participated in the 100m and 200m races. Jaganjot of F.D 1st year took part in the 800m race.
A talk on digitization of NCS was given by Mr. R.P.Saini, Sub Regional Employment Officer, University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau, PU Chandigarh to the final year students of B.Sc Home Science, M.Sc and Pg Diploma. He informed the students about the National Career Service under 'Digital India' Project and its implications and also encouraged the students to visit the Employment Office and know about various vacancies and career opportunities available to them. Students were motivated to Think Big, Declare their Dream, Plan for it and stick to a time table religiously to become successful in life.
Students prepared a fantasy float for Chandigarh carnival on November 25, 2016. The hard work of the students bore fruit as the float was a splitting image of their imagination where Chandigarh was visualized as a smart city along with being a solar power hub. The eye catching and colorful float was adorned with colorful papers in shape of cartoon characters, flowers, butterflies and candies showcasing Chandigarh as a dreamland and a clean, green and a happy place to live in.
Students of B.Sc. Fashion Designing 3rd semester went on an educational trip to Government Museum, Chandigarh on November 18, 2016. They got a chance to appreciate architectural style of the Museum building designed by renowned architect Le Corbusier. Students saw few rare traditional textile exhibits which gave them in depth knowledge about the age-old motifs, designs and themes used.
The remnants of the ancient Indian clothing became clearer to the students as they saw figurines discovered from the historic sites through a guided tour. Gandhara sculptures, Medievial Indian Sculptures and miniature Mughal paintings gave them a firsthand view of recorded history of costumes, ornaments, footwear, hair styles, headgears worn from Indus valley civilization to Mughal period (3000BC-1737).These sections held a special importance to the Fashion design students as they study History of Indian Costumes as a part of their curriculum in 3rd semester. The students also visited Natural History Museum and were excited to see the evolution of animal and human Life especially the Dinosaurs section which displayed some rare fossils of dinosaur eggs, bones, teeth and dung.
Students had a spiritual treat viewing an exhibition titled 'Sacred Garden' by Delhi-based Scottish artist Olivia Fraser in the museum display gallery ,which were deeply inspired from India's artistic and cultural history. This trip was valuable for the students as they were able to retain more factual information regarding Indian costumes worn during different eras. Moreover, this visual indulgence embarked their creative talent and motivated them to design collection taking inspiration from historic costumes.
The college students participated in various competitions in the individual and group category in Punjab University Zonal Youth Heritage Festival held from 26 to 29 September, 2016 at MCMDAV College, Chandigarh. In the category of Heritage competitions, Priya Raj and Nisha of B.Sc. FD Sem-III bagged the 1st prize in Pakhi making and Dasuti competitions. Shikha of B.Sc. FD Sem-III won 3rd prize in Khiddo making competition. Priya Raj and Nisha will participate in Pakhi making and Dasuti competitions in 58th Panjab University Interzonal and Heritage Festival to be held in Government college for Girls, Ludhiana from 2nd to 5th November, 2016.
Dressed in colourful attires and enthusistic attitudes, the lavani team comprising of Mrilani Arora,Eva Sundra,Akshita and Sukhamdeep Kaur of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-I ,Samiksha Jha and Madhu of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-III and Neha and Priya of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-V danced away to a stage thumping performance and left the audiences spell bound by their grace and energy and won the 3rd Position in Group Dance Category. Madhu of B.Sc H.Sc. Sem III also bagged the 3rd prize in the individual category of the event. Jyotsana Azaad of B.Sc. FD Sem-I and Kiranpreet Kaur of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-I brought laurels to the college by standing 3rd in Solo Kathak performance and 2nd in Luddi in the individual category respectively.
The college Mime team comprising of Priyanka, Alka, Harsimran of B.Sc. FD Sem-I, Kalpana Satwal, Kritika Mishra and Sangeeta of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-V and Anupriya of B.Sc. FD Sem-V enthralled the audience by their performance on the theme "Technology Addiction" and won the 3rd prize. Pallavi Gupta of B.Sc. FD Sem-V won 2nd prize in Mehndi competition. Aakriti Goyal of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-I won 3rd prize in Still life competition. Rajdeep Kaur Sandhu of M.Sc. (H.Sc.) CT Sem-III won the 2nd prize while speaking against the motion in the Debate competition on "Should Student Elections be encouraged".
Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal congratulated all the prize winners, participants, their mentors and accompanists for putting efforts to the best of their abilities and bringing laurels to the college. She encouraged the students to participate in extra curricular activities enthusiastically without ignoring their academics as each has an equally important role in the holistic development.
A two day exposition on the theme 'Earn While You Learn' of Diwali and home decorations was inaugurated by Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, Chandigarh on October 21, 2016.She congratulated the students of the Art department for putting up an artistic display of handwork with a professional touch and also motivated them to use their creative talent to start up their own entrepreneurial ventures.The students mixed and matched various art forms under the guidance of Mrs. Seema Jaitly, Arts Professor and created new designs of traditional homemade decor items -diyas, lamps, torans, puja thalis, strings of colourful lights ranging from Rs.25-180.The products got a tremendous response at the event.
The Rotract Club of Government Home Science College formed a Human Chain for Blood Donation Camp on Madhya Marg, Chandigarh on October 1st, 2016. 85 college girls participated in the event. Followed by blood donation. The blood donation camp was organized by Rotract Club of Mohali.
6th October, 2016
As a part of the Heritage Walk to celebrate Art and Culture Festival by the Chandigarh Administration, a team of 61 students along with Dr Ravneet Chawla and Mr Hardeep Singh(Physical Edu) joined the young walkers from Chandigarh colleges and schools. The flag off was done by the Director Higher Education, Mr Jitender Yadav, IAS in presence of Mr Bikram Rana, State Liason Officer and officials of Dept of Tourism & Art and Culture.
The students in full enthusiasm walked from Rose Garden through Museums and then reached the destination, Capitol Complex. At each point, the students were given information on the World wide recognition of the city's unique heritage status. Each site was given orientation about its inception and ongoing practices and events. The students were keen to listen to many new things they hardly ever knew, especially, the first year students from other cities residing in hostel. The culmination of the walk at Capitol Complex was amidst charming buildings of the High Court, Secretariat, Open hand to which the October morning breeze and well kept green patches were suitably complimenting.
The students were keen to visit these places in detail at a later time with their friends. The administration provided fruit refreshments to all the participants. It was learning cum fitness initiative well applauded by the young citizens of Chandigarh.
23rd SEPTEMBER 2016
Investiture Ceremony at Govt. Home Science College, began with asking The Almighty for his blessings and giving the Student Council and its members the strength and wisdom to carry on the duties delegated to them responsibly and diligently. Miss Nitima Mehta was sworn in as President, Akriti Thakur as Vice President , Nitika Goyal as Secretary cum Treasurer along with the Class Representatives , who pledged to fulfil their duties and to live up to the expectations of the students who duly elected them as well as the college. Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal congratulated the newly formed Council and urged them to work in unison , be responsible, not ignore academics and be a humble leader. She also congratulated the previous council for carrying out its duties very well that went a long way in helping the college to get accredited with 'A' grade.
The investiture ceremony was followed by a talk by Sh. Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority and later on by Mr Amrinder Sharma, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh. Mr Singh encouraged the students to participate in the activities of The Legal Awareness Club started in the college last month and volunteer wholeheartedly. Citing the importance of the club, he said that they will train students to become paralegal volunteers and address legal queries concerning drug menace, rights of transgender, divorce etc. He said that they will collaborate with the college and set up a Legal Aid Club and an Anti Drug Club in the long run.
Mr Sharma talked about Victim Assistance Scheme which addresses cases who need help, rehabilitation and also award compensation. He informed the audience about the special laws and helplines created for women and children and asked the audience to spread awareness about them. He quoted examples of women like Oprah Winfrey and Malala Yusufsai who have made a mark in the world by fighting for their rights as well as others. He implored the students to become examples themselves and made them aware about Cyber Laws and Cyber Crime. He ended by motivating the audience to become responsible citizens, be aware of our fundamental duties and provide help to those who require it.
17th September 2016
The College was visited by the NAAC Peer team for Assessment and Accreditation from September 1st to 3rd September, 2016.The College has been accredited with 'A' Grade by the NAAC team.
Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal appreciated the efforts put in by one and all in the college that helped it to achieve the grade and emplored everyone to continue working with the same zeal to take the college to even greater heights .
15th September, 2016 One day workshop on "Techniques in Molecular Biology" was organised by the Department of Zoology, Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh in collaboration with Hi Media Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai. Twenty six students of the first and third semester of Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition participated in the workshop. The participants conducted hands on experiments on extraction of DNA from Bacteria, Plasmid, Blood and Plant materials; Preparation of Gel, Submarine Electrophoresis of the extracted DNA for visualization and quantitation. They also learn the technique of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Certificates were handed over to all the participants by the Principal of the college, Dr Sudha Katyal.
Rotaract Club of the Govt. Home Science College was given 'Best International Service Project Award' and 'Best Club Service Project Award' for the tenure 2015-16.
College signed MoU with Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Chandigarh, in conducting programmes in various skill development activities sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Directorate of Industries ,U.T. Chandigarh,Khadi and Village industries Commission (KVIC),Govt. of India , National Skill Development Corporation , Tech Mahindra Foundation and Tynor Orthotics etc.
The college celebrated 70th Independence Day with zeal and enthusiasm with the help of NCC unit. Students of the college and Tiny tots of Chaitanya Nursery School together participated in the cultural programme. Patriotism and unity messages were given by their performances.
Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal hoisted the National Flag. She addressed the audience to be free from social evils and work with unity and devotion. She focused to work for the community, college and nation as well. Independence is a precious gift given by the martyrs and to take care the nation is our prime duty. Let's celebrate the day and promise to maintain its dignity.
Each One Plant One” was the mottofor the day at Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh, where Van Mahotsava -2016 was celebrated with great fervor. The occasion was graced by His Excellency, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, the Governor of Haryana and Panjab and the Administrator, UT Chandigarh along with other dignitaries ShParimalRai, Advisor to the Administrator, UT Chandigarh, Sh M.P. Singh , Principal Secretary to Administrator, ShAnurag Aggarwal , Home secretary cum Secretary (Environment &Forests), U.T Chandigarh, Sh Santosh Kumar , Chief Conservator of Forests & Director, UT Chandigarh and MrPramod Sharma , Coordinator, Yuvsatta- NGO, amongst the principals from various prestigious institutions from the tricity along with the school students.
The events of the day began with the Tree plantation launching drive in the college where His Excellency, the Governor planted a sapling of “LaxmiTaru” followed by the plantation of about 110 saplings of ornamental tree species like Bottle Palms, Plumeria Alba, Gulmohar, Palashetc. by the faculty and the students of Harita, Eco Club of the college. The Governor emphasized on the fact that life and forests are inseparable entities and that he was delighted to see that youth being a driving force of the country’s future was an active part of the event.
His Excellency also inaugurated a 90 kWp rooftop solar power plant in the college installed by the Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion society- CREST, which is capable of producing electricity of around 360 units per day amounting to a cost of approximately Rs 54,000. He praised the college for its effort to make itself self-sufficient
This was followed by the felicitationof peace awards by Honorable Governor, Prof K. S. Solankito various principals who significantly contributed to the Green Mission. The principal of the college, DrSudhaKatyal called it a” Gaurav Day” and thanked the galaxy of dignitaries for their combined exemplary vision and 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.
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