Sakshi Raj of B.Sc. Home Science, Sem-1, Mohita of Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics, Sem-1 and Avantika Sood of Sem-5 Dietetics stood 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively in Recipe Competition held at Max Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali on September 25th, 2023. The winning dishes included Ragi Modak, Millet Dahi Vada and Millet based vegetable upma. Nearly 20 Students took part in the competition with their healthy, nutritious recipes like ragi cake , ragi paneer momos, ragi idli , millet based poha etc. The theme of the recipe competition was Millet - Based Snacks for workplace individuals. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students for bringing laurels to the college. She further appreciated the efforts of students for significantly contributing towards ongoing Poshan Abhiyan.
In continuation with Poshan Maah celebrations, Home Science College organised a one day training program for cooks cum helpers who prepare and serve mid day meals in government schools of Chandigarh.The training program included different components such as food safety, personal hygiene, nutritive value of foods, nutrition education, communication skills, malnutrition and methods of cooking.With the use of power point presentations, charts and posters, awareness lecture, quiz, short videos and nukkad natak, the Department of Foods and Nutrition effectively conveyed the important themes of the program.More than 50 cooks and helpers from around schools of Chandigarh attended the training program and gained insights and important information. The program ended with an interactive quiz session.Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal urged the participants to gain maximum benefit from the training program and apply the knowledge in their daily working to ensure a healthy, nutritious and hygienic meal for the children.
Innovation Entrepreneurship and Placement Cell of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh hosted a workshop on 'How to pitch a business idea' in collaboration with Skill Labs on 19th September, 2023. The Guest speaker for the event was Mr. Himesh, Founder and CEO of Skill Labs. He presented an interactive session for the budding entrepreneurs of the college. The workshop was an initiative taken to educate and enlighten the students on the skills of pitching up of the business idea by following their passion. The students were encouraged to start their own startups and were guided through the various laws and procedures that are involved with the start of a business. Not only did this move established the confidence of the students, it also encouraged them to be job creators rather than job seekers. The students of BSc Home Science third year demonstrated their business pitches of digital startups with their products ranging from soy candles, home-made masteries, gluten-free cakes, crochet accessories, art products, paintings, quilling earrings, and herbal medicines.
The guest speaker illuminated the art of effective business pitching, marketing tactics, importance of teamwork, and related the need to handle problems through solutions and opportunities. He also offered a desirous opportunity to five selected students, who will be provided with a platform to expand and raise their businesses. Furthermore, these students will get a chance to showcase their products on a large scale, where their miscellaneous expenses will be sponsored. Through this, the budding entrepreneurs are encouraged to give their best performance and aim higher. The session proved to be very informative with an attendance of more than 60 students. The girls received confidence and motivation to work harder on their startups. Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal expressed her gratitude to the team of Skill Labs for sparing their precious time and sensitizing the students. She encouraged her radiant students to come up with new and innovative ideas and undertake more startups and look for seed funding through effective business pitches.
ONLY COLLEGE IN CHANDIGARH TO GET NAAC A++ GRADE
In the third cycle of the NAAC assessment, Government Home Science College, Chandigarh got A++ Grade with an Outstanding score of 3.56. NAAC assessed the College under 7 criteria which included curricular aspects, teaching learning and evaluation, research, innovation and extension, infrastructure and learning resources, student support and progression, governance, leadership and management and Institutional values and best practices.The college was awarded the highest grading in these parameters.Principal of the College Prof Sudha Katyal expressed her joy over this historic achievement and congratulated students, staff members and stakeholders. She said that for the last 5 years Govt. Home Science College is also topping in NIRF India Rankings amongst all the tricity colleges and is successful in maintaining its position in Top 100 Colleges of India, with 52nd Position in 2023.
To mark the ongoing Poshan Maah celebrations, the Extension department of the college organised a poster making competition on Anaemia.More than 20 students participated in the competition covering various aspects like symptoms, type of food recommended, common causes and it's treatment. The activity helped in spreading awareness on importance of women's health as anaemia is the most common health condition suffered by females.Principal of the college Prof Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to help spread the message of Poshan Abhiyaan.
To celebrate the International Year of Millets and the ongoing Poshan Maah, students of Department of Foods and Nutrition and Human Development demonstrated making of Samak khichri and talked about its benefits with the tiny tots of Chaitanya Nursery School on the campus.Samak Khichri was served to over 50 children who thoroughly enjoyed it. The activity was conducted to develop a taste for millets in children right from the start.Principal of the college , Prof Sudha Katyal encouraged the children to eat millets and try the recipe at home as well.
We are delighted to announce that two of our outstanding students, Vidhi and Avantika from B.Sc. Home Science have secured the second and third positions along with the cash prize of Rs. 3000/- and Rs. 2000/-, respectively, in the prestigious Youth Symposium 2023 (Essay Writing and Elocution Contest) organized by Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Chandigarh on the theme of “India’s Message of Universal Tolerance and Acceptance”. This remarkable achievement reflects not only their dedication but also the academic excellence fostered at our institution.The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, congratulated the students for their remarkable achievements. She further emphasized that participating in a Youth Symposium and emerging as a prize winner is a testament to the hard work, and exceptional intellect of our achievers. The achievement of our students will serve as an inspiration to the fellow students. It also reflects the quality education and mentorship provided by our institution.
To commemorate the International Year of Millets and mark the ongoing Poshan Maah celebrations, the NSS wing of the college organised a slogan making competition on the benefits of millets.More than 50 undergraduate students participated in the competition. This activity helped to serve a dual purpose of spreading awareness on the importance of millets as well as enhancing the creative skills of the girls.Principal of the college Prof Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to apply their knowledge and skills from Lab to Land and help spread the message of Poshan Abhiyaan to the common masses.
College organized an awareness session under the POSHAN MAAH celebration on connecting millets with health for educating adolescent girls . The session focussed on sensitising girls about benefits of millets. A good response was received with more than 60 students participating.The event kicked off with a warm welcome followed by the presentation which was depicting various types of millets and millets based on easy recipes . A quiz was conducted to evaluate their knowledge about the topic. A game was also played for identifying types of millets where beneficiaries participated enthusiastically and received prizes. Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged everyone to include millets in their diet as they are the sustainable crops of the future.
Ms. Radha, B.Sc. (Fashion Designing) 5th semester and Ms. Avantika Sood, B.Sc. Home Science(Dietetics) 5th semester have been awarded Saranjit Kaur Award on 04.09.2023 for the session 2023-24 by Mr. Amarjit Singh Sidhu.
Government Home Science College has acted as a one stop shop for all poshan related activities since the launch of Poshan Abhiyaan in 2018.In consonance with the theme of Poshan Abhiyaan 2023, the NCC cadets and Department of Foods and Nutrition conducted a cycle rally in some prominent areas of the city.The students carried slogans on the themes of poshan abhiyaan on smart bikes, an initiative of the Chandigarh Administration to reduce carbon footprints and adopt sustainable, environment friendly practices.Principal of the college Prof Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to conduct such extension and awareness activities through out the month to help spread awareness on importance of nutritional eating.
Innovation Entrepreneurship and Placement (IEP) Cell of Government Home Science College celebrated world Entrepreneurs Day in a weeklong celebration from 21st August to 31st August 2023. Various Stalls were put up by the students and budding entrepreneurs to mark the celebration of this event. It began with students putting up stalls of healthy recipes on 21st August. The student of B.Sc. Home Science Dietetics 3rd Year put up a stall of healthy chat and bhel. It was followed by Poster making competition for the students on August 24, 2023. More than 20 students participated in this event and made beautiful posters. Through this event, Students were made aware about Entrepreneurship and significant role played by an entrepreneur in job creation. First prize was won by Avantika of B.Sc. (H. Sc) 5th semester, followed by Tanu from M.sc CT winning 2nd prize and 3rd prize was won by Nupur of B.Sc. (H. Sc) 5th Semester. Then it was commemorated by Rakhi mela organized in the college on August 28, 2023. Budding entrepreneurs of the college displayed innovative and exquisite handmade products ranging from cakes bakery, jewelry items, paintings, handmade candles, healthy probiotic drinks to handmade rakhis. Various stalls witnessed a huge footfall and brisk sale. Students learned art of selling and marketing the products by exhibiting the stalls.
Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the winners and encouraged the students to keep up with spirit of entrepreneurship by participating in such events.
In a resounding display of athleticism and determination, Kashish, a student of B.Sc. Home Science has bagged a silver medal in the 1500 meter in the recently concluded Chandigarh Athletics State Meet organised by the Athletics Association Chandigarh. The athlete's determination, perseverance, and countless hours of hard work paid off in the form of a coveted silver medal.
The principal of the college congratulated the student for this remarkable achievement. This silver medal is a testament to the adage that hard work, determination, and passion for one's craft can lead to extraordinary success. She further emphasized that the success of this student serves as an inspiration to all our students, emphasising the importance of discipline and commitment in reaching one's goals.
As a prelude to upcoming 77th Independence Day, NSS Wing of Government Home Science College organised Nukkar Natak & Poster Making on the theme ‘Meri Mati, Mera Desh’ to commemorate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. NSS Volunteers made beautiful posters on the given theme and showcased their love for country. Volunteers also presented a Nukkar Natak in which they displayed the contribution of various freedom fighters in India’s struggle for independence. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged the students of the college to participate with full zeal and enthusiasm in all the activities in sync with the government’s key initiatives.
Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, signs an MoU with National Association for Blind on 4th August 2023. This MoU will help to identify areas in the college where it can improve accessibility for blind students within the campus and towards educational materials. Earlier, with the help of the National Association of Blind, the college installed NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access) software, allowing blind and vision impaired students to use computers independently and access reading material. This association of both the institutes can offer insights on making physical spaces, digital resources, and learning materials more accessible for blind and visually impaired students.
Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal expressed gratitude to NAB and added that; this MoU will prove instrumental in raising awareness about the challenges faced by blind students and will help to promote a more inclusive Society.
On the occasion of 9th International Yoga Day, Yoga Session was conducted online on the theme ‘Yoga @ home and yoga with family’. The theme focused the importance of yoga and how it benefited the masses in keeping them safe and healthy.The session was conducted by one of our own student, Shikha, who highlighted the significance of various asanasstarting with different Calana Kriyas. Different asanas were also showcased which included Tadasana, Vrksasana, Padahastasana, Ardhacakrasana, Trikonasana, Bhadrasana, Sasankasana, Vakrasana, Makarasana, Pavanamuktasna, Savasana and Kapalabhati along with explaining the importance of each asana. All the NSS Volunteers attended the session. Participants thoroughly performed various asanasas demonstrated and the session brought a breeze of freshness amongst them. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college applauded the efforts of the all the participants who participated in the session with great zeal. She further highlighted that Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that leads to calmness, peace, confidence, and courage amongst individuals through which they can do several activities in a better & harmonious way. In her concluding remarks, she motivated the participants to make yoga part of their life.
The college has maintained its legacy by securing 52nd rank at National Level and topped amongst all the colleges in Tricity, fifth time in a row, in NIRF India Rankings released by Ministry of Education, GOI. The rankings were announced by the Minister of State for Education and External Affairs Sh. Rajkumar Ranjan.For rankings, colleges were evaluated on the parameters of Teaching Learning and Resources, Graduation Outcome, Perception, Outreach and Inclusivity and Research and Professional Practice.The college has featured among the top 55colleges of India in the last two years and top 100 colleges in the last five years consecutively. Last year, the college scored 56.26 and attained 46th rank and this year obtained 52nd rank with the score of 55.94. Despite being a small college with limited resources and infrastructure, it is the only college in GovernmentandPrivate collegesin Tricitywhich could secure a position in the top 55 colleges at theNational Level. This recognition stands as a testimony to the skill oriented education, cutting-edge research and innovation based courses provided by the college for the holistic development of the students at large. The principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulatedthe students, teaching faculty, staff & Alumni for this remarkable and distinguished achievement. Dr. Katyal attributed this success to hard work and dedicationof the entire Home Science team. She further added that the college will continue to excel in all fields and work tirelessly towards its motto of " Knowledge for Service".
Pledge Taking Ceremony was held in the college campus to raise the awareness about environmental protection and sustainability on occasion of the World Environment Day 2023 on 05.06.2023 by environment society Harita.Theme for the World Environment Day 2023 is under the campaign #BeatPlasticPollution, 'Ecosystem Restoration'. Teaching, non-teaching staff and NCC students participated in the pledge taking ceremony for the protection and restoration of the environment.Pledge as follows:
Continuing its legacy of excellence across variety of fields and attaining ranks, Government Home Science College has attained excellent grades under National Rural Institutions Sustainability Grading (NRISG) in Chandigarh. The grade has been awarded by Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education(MGNCRE), Ministry of Education on various parameters of Sustainability like Green cover on campus, Surface water harvesting, Rooftop water harvesting, Rooftop solar system and Waste management. According to the college's Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal, ongoing efforts are being made to maintain a sustainable and green campus. She conveyed her appreciation to the team members for earning outstanding grades.
Public Viva- Voce presentation of PhD Student Bharti Goel successfully conducted in Government Home Science College on April 6th,2023. The title of the thesis is “Quality Evaluation and Metabolism Enhancing Potential of Value added food Products”. More than 50 students along with Principal and teaching staff of the college, internal and external examiners and various stakeholders attended this Viva-voce. The college offers a doctoral program in three streams which are Clothing and Textiles, Human Development & Family Relations and Foods & Nutrition. Currently there are 29 students enrolled in PhD program of the college. Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated PhD scholar on successfully completing her research work and motivated others to keep up with good research work in the field of Home Science.
Government Home Science College organized its 53rd Annual Convocation cum Prize Distribution function on 29th April, 2023. As many as 190 Graduates and Post Graduate students were conferred with the degrees. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Sh. Amandeep Singh Bhatti, PCS, Director Higher Education, UT, Chandigarh. The convocation began with academic procession followed by the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal presented the Annual Report of the college. The report provided glimpses of the highlights of the college during the academic year 2022-23 as well as the illustrious achievements of the students and faculty members in all spheres. The college magazine Pratibimb depicting the glorious progress made by the college during the session 2022-23 was also released.
In addition, prizes were awarded for a number of co-curricular activities. Preesha Satija from M.Sc. (H.Sc.) 2nd Semester was awarded the best all round student of the year, Kiran Rawat from B.Sc. (FD) 6th Semester won Dr. Devi’s Award for being the most compassionate and helpful student of the college.To boost the idea of entrepreneurship, and skill building, College initiated Sinder Kukar Best Entrepreneur Award. Ekta Gupta from M.Sc. Clothing & Textiles was awarded the best entrepreneur Award for the year 2022-23 for running up her start-up Fashion Buff.
Honorable Chief guest, Sh. Amandeep Singh Bhatti congratulated all the students and encouraged the young girls to follow their dreams and work passionately towards achieving them. He congratulated all the prize winners and advised the students to keep themselves updated with the latest trends in their fields Chief guest urged the parents to let their wards fly off and grow in their career path. He applauded the efforts of the Principal and staff of the college in building entrepreneurial skills and guiding them for under taking their startups. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, congratulated the prize winners for keeping alive the unparalleled tradition of excellence of the college. Advising the students to never rest on their laurels, she further encouraged them to use knowledge, skills and experiences to converge themselves into global change maker and leaders.
In observance of Civil Services Day as well as to dissnimate the idea of Swasth Bharat, Government Home Science CollegeChandigarh organised a discussion on holistic health. The main theme of the event was the role of millets in reducing the burden of non communicable diseases. This was followed by demonstration of millet based recipes by the students of Department of Foods and Nutrition.Millets are sustainable crops which are rich in soluble fibre and micronutrients thereby resulting in lesser incidence of non communicable diseases.The students after the discussion prepared and demonstrated various millet based recipes.The role of nutrition in health is manifold and millets being the wonder grains and grains of the future, play an important role in maintaining good health and sustainability.The use of millets in our daily lives can definitely help curb the onset of common non communicable diseases like diabetes and anemia. Prof. Sudha Katyal (Principal) appreciated the innovative recipes the students demonstrated by the students and advised everyone to incorporate millets in their daily diet.
An NRI Dr. Narinder KukKar from U.S.A sponsored Tread Mill worth Rs. One lakh for Student’s Gym. This kind gesture was in memory of his late sister Ms. Sinder Kukkar who taught in the college from 1962-64.The tread mill will facilitate the students to meet their fitness goals along with studies. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal expressed her gratitude for this kind gesture of Dr. Kukkar.
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Placement Cell of the college organized Campus Placement Drive- 2023 on April 12, 2023 for Undergraduate, Post Graduate, PhD and alumni students of the college. The event witnessed a huge rush of prospective candidates appearing for interviews. Regional Employment Exchange UT, Chandigarh participated in this drive to sensitise and register the students for employment avenues in their respective fields. Various companies prevalent in the field of Health and Fitness, Fashion Designing, Interior Designing, Guidance and Counselling visited the campus to interview the students. Visiting companies included Fitelo, Mohali, Nestle, Chandigarh, Fortis Hospital and Max Hospital, Mohali, Arya Hospital, Manimajra, Chandigarh , IIFA, Ambala City, Akriti by Shakun, Patiala, Space Rhythm Interiors, Mohali, Crayons, Chandigarh, AADI Career Guidance and Counselling Centre, Chandigarh. Approximately 100 students from various streams registered for this drive.
The event started with a Career Building Session, wherein Mr Kamal and Ms Jyoti from Regional Employment Exchange, UT Chandigarh oriented the students about the National Career Service Portal of the GoI, where students can register themselves and seek employment in public and private sector. The session was concluded by Ms Ishani, HR Consultant from Fitelo. She along with Senior Dieticians Kirti and Shelly shared their working experience at Fitelo with the students. Ms Ishani also emphasised on having learning attitude to work in a startup company. Senior Counsellers from Arayan Hospital oriented the students about career prospects in guidance and counselling. After this session, the interview rounds were conducted. More than 25 students have been shortlisted for final placements. Three of students were given pre placement offer at package of 3lacs per annum.Principal Prof Sudha Katayl motivated the students to participate with zeal and fervour in the campus placement drive. She urged the students to develop technical and soft skills to perform better in interviews.
The college organized an alumni meet wherein the alumni came from all parts of the country and abroad to meet almost after 25 years. The alumni had a wonderful time revisiting the memories they created in the yester years and relived them by visiting the college campus and hostel. They were nostalgic while sharing their experiences down the memory lane and while reminiscing their teachers over high tea organized for them. The alumni clicked pictures all over the college campus and the hostel where they spent their youthful years of life. They shared their journey after leaving college and what they were doing currently in their personal and professional lives. The alumni contributed to their alma matter by sponsoring five benches for the premises and were everready to serve the college in anyway needed. Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal was delighted to welcome the alumni and urged them to be in constant touch and share their expertise to benefit the current students. She also appraised them of the various incubation facilities available in the college campus including the Swavlamban window which they could use for displaying as well as promoting their area of expertise.
As part of the ongoing celebrations of ‘Swastha Balak Spardha’ the students of Department of Human Development displayed a Nukkad Natak on the campus on April 01, 2023. The theme of the Natak was ‘Role of Parents in Holistic Development of Child’. The aim of the Nukkad Natak was to highlight the difference between good parenting and bad parenting. Through natak students displayed the impact of communication gap between parents and children, the absence of guidance on nutrition, comparing children with others, and the impact of home environment on child's holistic development. Furthermore, students generated awareness among parents about the importance of positive parenting practices.The natak was specifically targeted towards the parents of Chaitanya, Laboratory Nursery School with the hope of guiding them towards better parenting. The performance was well-received & appreciated by the audience.Overall, the nukkad natak on parenting was an excellent initiative by the students to create awareness about the significance of positive parenting practices. Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal congratulated the students for putting up such a successful show and further applauded them for generating sensitisation among parents regarding role of parents in holistic development of children. In her concluding remarks, she highlighted that parents play a crucial role in shaping the future of their children, therefore, it is essential to prioritize good parenting practices.
In sync with the vision and mission of India's G-20 presidency, the Literary Society of Government Home Science College organized an online Quiz Contest on “Awareness of G-20 among Youth”. The idea was to acquaint students about key areas of focus during India’s G-20 presidency. The broad priority areas include inclusive and sustainable growth; accelerating achievement of the SDGs, green development and LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment), public digital infrastructure; reforms of multilateral financial institutions and international peace and harmony. Through the online quiz, students were apprised of the dire need to find pragmatic solutions to the socio-economic challenges faced all around the world. The event got an overwhelming response as more than 120 students participated in the quiz.While hailing India’s G-20 presidency as the watershed moment, Prof. Sudha Katyal (Principal) strongly advocated that global transformative actions are required for a cleaner, greener and bluer future.
Students of Department of Foods and Nutrition, Government Home Science College, Sector- 10, Chandigarh have actively been supporting and advocating the governments endeavor to promote the use of millets. A host of activities were planned to celebrate Poshan Pakhwada- 2023.The students set up various stalls for sale cum display in the college reception area. A variety of recipes and products were prepared such as Millet burger, Millet bhel puri, Fruit custard, Millet Vada pav. A great response was received wherein the students not just earned while they learned, they helped create awareness about new recipes using millets. Professor Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college encouraged everyone to include millets in their diets and appreciated their efforts and innovation.
Aligning with the Government of India’s initiative of positioning India as the ‘Global Hub of Millets’, Government Home Science College has always been instrumental in creating awareness about the consumption of Millets among heterogeneous group of people. To carry forward the message of nutritional and health benefits of the consumption of Millets, students of Masters in Foods and Nutrition, Government Home Science College, Sector- 10, Chandigarh actively participated in 5th Poshan Pakhwada- 2023 and organized "Millet Mela" within the premises of the college. They set up various stalls for sale cum display in the college reception area. A variety of recipes and products were prepared right from Chocochip Millet Muffins, Millet Bhel, Bajra Cookies etc. The staff members, students and the functionaries of ICDS scheme under the Department of Social Welfare visited the stalls put up by the students. Along with selling their products to the visitors, they were also apprised of the benefits of inculcating nutrient rich millets as part of their dietary habits.The Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal, encouraged the audience to include millets in their diets and appreciated their efforts of the students.
To create awareness and connect the masses with the theme of India’s G20 presidency, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth, One Family, One Future”, The Literary Society of the College organized Slogan Writing Competition on ‘G-20 and Sustainable Development’. More than 20 students Participated in the Slogan writing competition. The rationale of the event was to engage students on the pressing issues of climatic change and find innovative solutions to restore harmonious link with environment preservation and conservation. The brilliant and articulate minds of the students got reflected on papers as variety of meaningful and artistic shapes and figures, in different hues and colours, aptly symbolizing and elaborating the theme of G20. The slogans written by the participants invigorated the imagination of all present and witnessing the event.The Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal, emphasized that the enthusiastic participation of students in slogan competition shows how it is taking the theme of India’s presidency closer to the young generation of India.
The Literary Society of Government Home Science College organized Essay Writing Competition on “India's G20 Presidency: A Step towards Global Change” within the premises of the college. The rationale was to make students aware about the global initiatives taken by the Government of India under its G-20 presidency. Students were also apprised of about the ambitious, inclusive, decisive and action oriented policies of the India to counter challenges of hunger, poverty and the climate change at both the national as well as global scale. More than 30 students participated in the event and submitted their essays in Hindi, English and Punjabi languages respectively.While applauding the efforts of the students, Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the College, encouraged the Students to participate actively in the activities centred on G-20 and the global initiatives of India.
Victory Against Drug Abuse Club (VADA Club) of Government Home Science College Chandigarh organised Valedictory Session on 24.03.2023 of various events and activities organized in the month of February and March 2023, to spread the drug abuse awareness among the youth, under the Govt of India’s campaign “Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan”. NSS Volunteers participated in Pledge Taking & Rally to spread awareness against Drug Abuse as per the directives of Director Higher Education and Department of Social Welfare, Chandigarh Administration. More than 30 volunteers took out the rally with shouting slogans in the morning and attended the valedictory session.Prize winners were also awarded the with trophies. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of VADA Club and role of youth in creating awareness regarding Nasha Mukt Bharat.
Government Home Science College organised a one day workshop to appraise the students about the various online courses offered by IGNOU, New Delhi. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Savita Panwar, Assistant Regional Director, Chandigarh. She spoke about the online courses available on the IGNOU website in all areas ofHome Science. She informed the students about the benefit of enrolling in these courses keeping in mind the changes in course curriculum in alignment with NEP-2020.She emphasized on the importance of broadening their frontiers of knowledge and gaining experience and expertise through such programs.Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to avail such opportunities and further work on improving their repertoire of knowledge focusing on skill based enhancement.
In alignment with UN declaring 2023 as International Year of Millets, Department of Foods and Nutrition of Govt. Home Science College, Chandigarh has been actively collaborating and organising activities to promote the use of millets amongst the masses.To further boost this endeavor, the students of the department participated enthusiastically in the Eat Right Millets Mela organised by FSSAI in General Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh.The students put up stalls of nutritious millet based munchies such as bhel puri, millet cup cakes, tikki chaat and bajra idli. The highlight of the event was a quiz and games based upon nutrition related activities organised by the students.The stall attracted a huge footfall and was well appreciated by all the visitors.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to take part actively in such endeavors to promote and support key government initiatives.
The Consumer Club of Govt Home Science College, sec. 10, Chandigarh, celebrated World Consumer Rights Day by organising a one-day seminar for the students on the topic ‘BIS & Consumer Protection’ on 17th, March 2023. The event was conducted in collaboration with the Consumer Association Chandigarh and Bureau of Indian Standards, Branch Office, Chandigarh. The speakers for the session were Mr Deepak Aggarwal, Joint Director and Head Scientist at Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Chandigarh Branch Office and alumna of the college, Mrs Madhu P Singh, Ex-Justice and Advocate, District Court, Chandigarh.The event started with a welcome address by faculty Dr. Shabana Gandhi, who introduced the speakers for the event.The first interactive session was delivered by Mr. Deepak who gave an insight about the responsibilities of BIS in sensitizing the consumer,and its role for the viable development of standardization, marking and quality certification of products. He enlightened the students about the various standards set by the organisation to safeguard a consumer. He also shared insights about BIS app which quickly enables the consumers to check the authenticity of the ISI-marked and hallmarked products and lodge complaints using this app.The session was informative and eye-opener for the audience.
The second session was conducted by Ms Madhu, who shared knowledge about the Consumer Protection Act, the redressal mechanism and the machinery under the act. She emphasised that demanding quality in the marketplace is a consumer’s right. She also informed the students about the process of filling a consumer complaint just with a few clicks. Overall, it was an enlightening session for the students. The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Akshata Verma, faculty Incharge of the subject Consumer Education.At the end of the session, the guest speakers satisfied the queries raised by the audience. The Secretary General of the Consumer Association Chandigarh, Mr DS Virdi and his team felicitated the Guest speakers and Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal with an Award of Honour, for their zeal and effortsin making this seminar a success amongst students. Prof. Katyal, appreciated the efforts of the team members of Consumer Club for organising this informational event on consumer protection and emphasised the importance of ethics in a marketplace.
The Science Club ‘Pragya’ organized Science Fest on the theme ‘Global Science for Global Well-being’ in the college on March 11, 2023. The event was sponsored by Department of Science and Technology and Renewable Energy, Chandigarh Administration, U.T. Chandigarh.arious Inter-college competitions such as Mind Games, Scientific Rangoli, Collage Making, Scitoon Making, Slogan Writing, Best Out of Waste and Science Exhibition were organized and about 135 students from various colleges in Chandigarh participated wholeheartedly in these competitions. The winners and participants of the competitions were duly awarded with the prizes and certificates.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the efforts of the participants for showcasing their creative skills in adapting technology for global well-being of the society.
Young and budding entrepreneurs of Home Science College brought laurels to the college by winning third prize in ‘Dragons Den’ a Tech Sharks- Pitch Your Startup Ideas Competition in inter-state IT Fest ‘OSMIUM…Whetstone of Talent’ organized by PGGCG-42 on 11th March 2023. Ekta from M.Sc.(CT) and Latasha and Khushi from B.Sc.( H.Sc) are using waste flowers from local temples into the making of organic tie and dye. The team of three young entrepreneurs impressed the Sharks by the innovative pitch of sustainable clothing wherein they are using these organic tie and dye colours to make dupattas, napkins, bedsheets and designers clothing. Ekta in her pitch explained how her sustainable fashion products create an edge over synthetic dyed ones which are not only harmful to skin but also pose environmental threats. She is also running her digital start-up with name The_fashionbluff. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, congratulated the winners and applauded the efforts of participants and mentors for successful participation in the event.
Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Placement Cell of the college organized a ‘One Day Long Karigari Bazaar: Exhibition cum Sale’ in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India on March 10, 2023. The Chief Guest for the event was Mr Samarth Sharma, Consultant, MGNCRE.The event was a huge platform for the budding entrepreneurs as it aided in their entrepreneurial skill building. The main goal was to promote social and rural entrepreneurship by forming Student’s Self Help Groups. The students of Undergraduate and Post-graduate courses put up numerous stalls to sell and exhibit their products. The stalls ranged from delicious sweet treats, nutritive millet based snacks and refreshing beverages; hand made home decor accessories like paintings, wall hangings, table runners, napkins; stationery items like handmade bookmarks, glitter sheets, designer tapes;cosmetics and beauty accessories such as handmade paper jewellery, oxidised jewellery, bracelets, rings, hair clips; handmade recycled tote bags; beautiful block painted, tie and dye dupattas, pakistani dupattas, bandhej chunni, etc. The event witnessed huge footfall and was enjoyed by one and all.The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of the students in putting up the various stalls and exhibiting their skills.
Livjot Kaur, a student of B.Sc. Home Science 4th Semester won the Best Entry Award in a Short Video Making Contest which was conducted by CREST, Chandigarh Administration and Yuvsatta (NGO) on March 03, 2023. The theme of the contest was ‘ I love My Solar Chandigarh – Blue Chandigarh’. She received a momento from Shri Debendra Dalai, IFS , Director of Department of Environment and CEO,CREST, Chandigarh Administration for her achievement. Principal of the College Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the student for achieving this remarkable feat.
With its inclusive approach and people-centric agenda, India under its G-20 presidency has taken multiple initiatives to strengthen and promote the digital transformation both in India as well as abroad. Keeping in mind the ongoing digital transformation around the world, the declamation contest was organized on the theme of “Digital Innovations and Initiatives of India”. Students presented their views on the various digital initiatives taken by Government of India such as “Stay Safe Online Campaign” , G-20 Digital Innovation Alliance” etc. They also emphasized that through the digital gateways of Unified Payment Interface (UPI), RuPay, and Aadhaar, India has created an ecosystem of transferring the benefits directly to the beneficiaries. In a similar vein, Quiz Contest was also organized on the theme of ‘G-20 and its Significance’. The rationale of the quiz was to make students aware about the strategies and plans laid by India under its G-20 presidency. The quiz questions were also intended to make students familiar with the efforts put in by G-20 group in fostering harmony and peace for advancement and development.The Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal, talked about the tremendous progress made by India in creating a mechanism for digital payments in various government and non-government organizations. She also encouraged the students to come out of their cocoon and participate wholeheartedly in the events organized by the college.