The students of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh put up a number of stalls of skilled items to showcase their start-up activities learnt during their course in 51st Rose Festival organised by Chandigarh Administration from February 17-19, 2023 in Rose Garden and Leisure Valley, Chandigarh as a part of 'Earn While You Learn' initiative.The students of B.Sc Home Science showcased the display of handwork items with a professional touch like painted bed sheets with pillow covers, cushion covers, dinning table set which includes- table cloth,table runner,table mats,table napkins and paintings on Mandala Art and Madhubani Art under the leadership of Mrs. Seema Jaitly. The stalls received tremendous response at the event. The stall proved a big hit among the crowd of the festival. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for getting laurels to the college through their entrepreneurial skills and thereby attracting a large crowd in Rose Festival.
Akanksha Rakheja, a student of M.Sc.Home Science (HDFR) 2nd year bagged second position in Rangoli Competition using environment friendly colours on 51st Rose festival held on 17th February 2023 at Rose Garden, Chandigarh. The theme of the rangoli competition was ‘Nature’ and it was organised by Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, congratulated Akanksha on bringing laurels to college.
As per the directions of Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration, Victory Against Drug Abuse Club (VADA Club) of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh organised Pledge taking Ceremony’ and ‘Poster Making Competition’ on February 13, 2023 under the aegis of Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan.More than 53 NSS Volunteers took Pledge against drug abuse with an aim to make themselves, their family & friends and country Drug Free. Furthermore, students enthusiastically participated and displayed their creativity skills through Poster Making Competition on the theme ‘Stay Away from Drugs for a Healthy & Happy Life’.Principal of the college, Prof.Sudha Katyal appreciated the activities of VADA Club and also highlighted the significance of educational institutions in creating awareness that can lead to ‘Drug Free India’.
Government Home Science College in collaboration with State Bank of India organised an awareness generation session for the teaching and non teaching staff of the college on February 08, 2023. Branch Manager SBI, Mr. Vishal Anand conducted the session and provided valuable insights on home loan facilities at reduced rates of interest and 76 various services available with reduced paperwork and ease of efficacy. Large number of queries from the audience on loans were addressed. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal emphasised on the significance of conducting sessions on financial literacy so as to aware one and all about various facilities provided by banks to its stakeholders.
Cadet Kirti, a student of B.Sc. Home Science brought laurels to college by winning numerous medals in 9th National Ice-Stock Sports Championship 2023 held at Ice Rink, Gulmarg, Kashmir from February 02-04, 2023. Kirti won prizes in various categories. In Junior category, she won Gold Medal in Team Target and Silver Medal in Team Distance respectively. In Senior category, she won Gold Medal in Team Distance and Bronze Medal in Team Target. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the Cadet for bringing laurels.
GHSC-10 Celebrated Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
(December 2022 and January 2023)
NSS Volunteers celebrated Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on Navy Day (05.12.2022). Paper reading competition was organized. Around 34 Volunteers participated in the event.
Poetry Recitation by NSS Volunteers on the life of Freedom Fighters (10.12.2022). 41 NSS Volunteers participated with full enthusiasm.
Vijay Diwas celebrated to mark Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav by NSS volunteers (16.12.2022)
27 NSS Volunteers participated in the event.
Celebrated Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on Martyrs Day also known as Shaheed Diwas to commemorate the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi & Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. NSS Volunteers were showcased movie on the life of Mahatma Gandhi (30.01.2023). Around 47 NSS Volunteers celebrated the mahotsav with full zeal.
The rapid depletion of our energy resources, loss of biodiversity, unpredictable disasters and global warming raise an alarming concern throughout the world. Recognizing climate change as a global phenomenon, India has adopted sustainable development as one of its objectives of G-20 presidency. In order to acquaint students with the theme of India's G-20's presidency i.e. 'One Earth, One Family, One Future', poster making competition was organized in the college with special emphasis on the causes and consequences of the climate change at a global level. Students were also apprised of the dire need to shift towards renewable energy resources to preserve our limited resources for the future generation.The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Kayal, encouraged the students to play a pivotal role in finding solutions to preserve our eco-system at a global level. While appreciating the pro-activeness of the students, she also advised them to work relentlessly towards reducing carbon foot-print by shifting towards renewable and energy efficient resources.
Carrying forward the idea of 'Jan Bhagidari’, espoused by our honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narender Modi Ji, Government Home Science organized essay writing competition on 'Role of G-20 in Women-Led Development' within the premises of the college. Keeping in mind the gender transformative approaches of India's G-20 Presidency, the rationale of the event was to engage young women in finding a formidable solution to global challenges faced by the world.Emphasizing the vision and priorities of India's G-20 presidency, the principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal advocated that impetus should be given to women's economic empowerment by engaging them in the ongoing development programme at the grass root level.
Keeping in sync with women led development as priority areas of Presidency Period of G20 India 2023, Principal of the college Prof Sudha Katyal was awarded with the Girls India Award 2022-23 for her exemplary work in promotion of rights and dignity of girls and women on the eve of National Girl Child Day at an event jointly organised by Yuvsatta,State Legal Services Authority, Antar Rashtriya Sahyog Parishad and GGDSD College, Chandigarh.
In order to make students aware about the theme of India’s G-20 leadership i.e. ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and One Earth, One Family, One Future', Government Home Science College organized expert talk on "Role of G-20 in Engaging Young Minds". The rationale of the event was to acquaint students about the fundamental goals and objectives that India aim to achieve under its G-20 Presidency. Dr. Uttara Singh, Assistant Professor, was the resource person of the event. She focused on the dire need of engaging youth to find solutions for the global problems of climate change, depletion of energy resources and food crisis all around the globe.The event got an overwhelming response from the students as well as faculty of the institute. The resource person answered the questions of the students to their satisfaction. She further encouraged students to participate wholeheartedly to counter the challenges related to healthcare infrastructure, economy, energy and food crisis faced at a global level.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, reiterated the spirit of 'JanBhagidari’ and strongly advocated that citizen led people’s movements in India can provide formidable solutions to the global challenges faced by the world.
To commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand and celebrate National Youth Day, Government Home Science College in collaboration with NGO Yuvsatta organised a one day seminar on the theme ' G20 success with active and vibrant engagement of youth, girls and women '. The seminar commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by the inaugural address delivered by Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, GHSC-10. She emphasized on the role of G20 in building economy of a country as well as Indias presidency this year for working towards the cause of women through the initiative of W20. She highlighted the role and importance of youth and need for focussing on women led development as envisioned by our Honorable Prime Minister.
The Chief Guest of the seminar Mrs. Sarabjit Kaur, Mayor, MC, Chandigarh highlighted the importance of girls to be empowered and need to change their mindset and focus on self growth. Guest of Honor Sh. Surender Kumar, Additional District and Sessions Judge cum Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh delivered the concluding remarks highlighting the history and role of women and empowering them with good education. He spoke about the G20 summit to be held in India and the focus on W20 to achieve the objective of gender equality and equity.
The seminar also included a session by Dr. Namrata Sethi on the role of G 20 and W 20. Vaani a student of BSc second year spoke about the teachings and philosophy of Swami Vivekanand. To further empower, inspire and motivate the young girls present at the seminar, a pink turban campaign was launched where in they were all adorned with pink turbans as a symbol of respect. Sh. Pramod Sharma from NGO Yuvsatta delivered the vote of thanks.It was a proud moment as the college was awarded a certificate of recognition and excellence from Mayor Chandigarh as well as State Legal Services Authority for its contribution in promoting sustainability and women empowerment.
Under the able guidance of our worthy Principal Ma’am, Prof. Sudha Katyal, Government Home Science College has received once again Certificate of Appreciation for successfully conducting Entrepreneurship activities in the month of November-December, 2022 to promote Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development, Skill Development & Skill Training from Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India.
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh signs an MoU with Singer India Ltd on 7/1/23. MOU will provide enhanced opportunities in skill development of students. Various collaborative training sessions with Singer India Ltd. will equip the students about latest technical know how of operating sewing machines, various needle craft technique, latest trends in embroidery and pattern making. It also intends to co-operate and focus the efforts of each party on research activities, expertise exchange programme, conducting lectures/seminars/workshops, placement support and training for the benefits of the students. The college would also extend its support by providing its infrastructural facilities for the conduct of related events.
NSS Wing of Government Home Science College organised voluntary blood donation camp on the occasion of Baal Veer Diwas on December 26, 2022. The camp was organised in association with PGIMER, Chandigarh and Lions Club (Host), Chandigarh.The campaimed to encourage youngsters to donate blood. The inauguration was done by Mr. R.R. Aneja (President) Lion’s Club (Host), Chandigarh along with Mr. Jagdish Kumar(Board Member) and Mr. H.S.Atwal, (Treasurer)Lion’s Club (Host), Chandigarh.Around 90 students and employees of the college participated in this noble venture and a total of 54 units of blood were donated by them. Each donor was presented with a token of appreciation certificate by PGIMER, Chandigarh and a gift sponsored by Lions Club (Host), Chandigarh respectively. The event was supported by our refreshment partnersLions Club (Host), Chandigarh & Verka.Principal of the college, Prof.Sudha Katyal appreciated the zeal of the donors and urged the students and staff to come forward for the noble cause and serve the humanity. Prof. Katyal further congratulated the NSS Wing for their committed sense of responsibility towards society and working towards the motto ‘ Not Me, But You’.
Government Home Science College in collaboration with Nivedita Charitable Trust, PGI organised an Awareness Generation Session on the use and importance of millets. Ms. Meenakshi Agnihotri, founder member Nivedita Charitable Trust, PGI addressed the audience about the mission of the Aahar Kranti Project.A small video was shown about the need to incorporate millets in our daily diets to bring aboutdiversity to curb the onset of non communicable diseases.They urged everyone to join hands to help spread awareness of importance of millets.Principal, Prof Sudha Katyal was felicitated by the team for her constant support and help in the Aahar Kranti Mission
The students of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh exhibited their work of product development on the theme ‘Revival of Traditional Indian Art’ on December 02,2022.The main objective of the exhibition was to promote the various traditional art forms such as Pichhwai art of Rajsthan, Gond art of Madhya Pradesh, Gandhara art of Ancient India, Warli art of Maharashtra and Bandhani art of Gujarat and Rajasthan. There were more than 12 stalls of different innovative textile products consisting of Wall panels, Dupattas, Bagsand cushions etc.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyalappreciated the efforts of thestudents in putting up this exhibition and emphasised that by embedding innovative creations in textiles and redevelopingtraditional art forms we would be able to revive the dying art forms of India.
Alumni and Peer Mentoring coaching classes for aspirants of UGC-NET, JRF kickstarted on Nov 10,2022. in Government Home Science College, Chandigarh.These classes are being organised by placement cell of the college to facilitate better learning and mentoring to advance learners, students and alumni of the college. As many as 130 registrations were received from all over India.The classes are being conducted in online mode keeping in mind the busy schedule of participants. The mentor- educators are Ms. Akshata Verma, Asst Prof. Cum Ph. D. Scholar, Department of Family Resource Management, GHSC-10; Ms. Tania Sharma, Alumna and Asst. Prof., SD College, Chandigarh; Ms. Urvashi Khanna, Alumna and Ph.D. Research Scholar and a faculty in AAA Bright Academy and Dt. Anupreet Kaur Sobti, Alumna, Health and Nutrition Life Coach and Founder, Dietaura.In the first day of class, as many as 80 students attended the session. The students were oriented about the scope of UGC NET JRF, the exam pattern and the study plan for cracking this examination. The syllabus was also shared with the students which was followed by preparation session of Paper I. The students enthusiastically attended the classes and also cleared their doubts related to the topics. A great feedback was received from the students.Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, motivated the students and urged them to take full advantage of this 30-Hour crash course of UGC NET JRF kickstarted by the alumni of the college.
Taking into consideration the protocols and SOP’s issued by Govt. of India, Government Home Science College, Chandigarh organized one day special camp to motivate college staff to Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana on 25.11.2022 at 03.00 P.M. under the able guidance of the Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal.During the camp, employees of the college were informed about the physical and psychological benefits of Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana in life by the officials of State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank respectively. Around 45 employees out of 90 below the age of 50 years got themselves registered for this yojana.
A National Library Week cum Children’s Day was celebrated by T. S. Central State Library Sector 17, Chandigarh to acquaint the students with the plethora of resources available in the libraries in India and around the world. Various events such as Poster- Making, Declamation contest were organized to inculcate the reading habits among students. Among other events, our students participated in Poster Making and Declamation completions organized on the theme of Importance of Book Reading. Livjot Kaur, a student of B.Sc. Home Science College performed exceptionally in the declamation contest and bagged first position in the event. Similarly, Palak from B.Sc. Home Science received consolation prize in the poster making event.The Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal, congratulated the students for achieving this remarkable feat and encouraged others to participate in such events.
One week long Children’s Day Celebrations finally culminated into Children’s Carnival today in the campus of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh. For the celebrations, the ground of ‘Chaitanya’ was turned into ‘Mela Arena’. The college runs an experimental school ‘Chaitanya’ Laboratory Nursery School having Pre-nursery & Nursery classes. Being under the Department of Human Development the school acts like a laboratory nursery school which provides enriching & stimulating environment to children through experiential learning for their holistic development.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college inaugurated the carnival. Home Scientists as young entrepreneurs displayed their skills and talents by putting up a number of stalls which included fun games for children, huge variety of nutritious munchies & snacks , live mock-tails, cotton candy, ice-cream, balloons, tattoo making, trampoline and joy & camel rides.
A huge footfall was seen during the carnival and inclusivity was focused upon as normal and special children (aged 01 year to 20 years) were invited from different schools. It was a day full of fun, frolic, dancing and creativity.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students for putting up a great show and showcasing their skills and expertise thereby making an event a great success. She further applauded the efforts of the students and working towards ‘Earn While They Learn’. Prof. Katyal also congratulated the department of Human Development and Food & Nutrition for making collaborative efforts.
The team of French Dignitaries visited Government Home Science College today to see the heritage furniture present in the campus. The college has more than 170 pieces of heritage furniture and the items include wooden almirahs, catalogue, pigeon racks, newspaper stands, chairs with cross & straight legs, tables etc.
The French team comprised of Mrs. Brigittee Bouvier, Director at Foundation Le Corbusier, Mrs. Nathalie Chanvallion, Adjutant of the Gendarmerie in the French Central Director of the Judicial Police, Mrs. Maroussia Duraton, Conservation Scientist Preventive Conservation Department of the Research Centre of the French Museum, Mrs. Delphine Ellie-Lefebvre, Heritage Restorer specialized in Furniture & Preventive Conversation, Mrs. Benedicte Gandini, Conservation Architect,Le Corbusier Foundation, Mr. Jean-Christophe Simon, Architect and Inspector General of Historic Monuments for the French Ministryof Culture, Mr. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens
Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture (COCAC) at Embassy of French in India, Ms. Amandine Roggeman Cultural Attache at the French Institute in India, Ms. Ophelie Belin, Director of Alliance Fracaise, Chandigarh and Ms. Shilpi Sharma, Cultural Coordinator at Alliance Francaise Chandigarh. They visited all the departments of the college and inspected the heritage furniture thoroughly.Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal and other senior staff took them around and discussed the initiatives that can be implemented at the college level. The visit ended with a traditional lunch hosted by the college in college cafeteria run by students of the college. It was relished and highly appreciated by French team.
A ten days hands on skill training program in Needle Craft Techniques in collaboration with Singer India Limited kickstarted in Government Home Science College, Chandigarh, on November 17, 2022. The placement cell of the college is organising this training program to equip the students with skills of stitching, designing, cutting and making of designer apparels. Singer India Limited sponsored seven sewing machines and human resources exclusively to provide this training. More than 50 students of B.Sc (Fashion Designing), M.Sc (Clothing and Textiles) and PG Diploma in Fashion Designing attended the training program. On the first day of the program, Mr Amandeep Singh, area incharge Singer India, along with three expert trainers, trained the students in various seaming techniques including how to deal with different parts of the sewing machine, assembling and minor repairs. Students also learned 32 types of different stitches using different attachments on these machines. The students showed keen interest in learning different techniques of needle craft and participated with great enthusiasm.
Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal expressed her gratitude to Singer India limited for collaborating with the college for organising this hands-on training programme. She motivated the students to participate in such skill training programs as they help the students to acquire advanced skill sets and earn their livelihood.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college has been felicitated by Honourable Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, GOI, Sh. Som Parkash, IAS (Retd.) for her significant contribution in Aahar Kranti on November 12, 2022. The award ceremony was organised by Nivedita Trust, Chandigarh at M.C.M. D.AV. College for Women, Sector-36, Chandigarh.
Government Home Science College organised Investiture ceremony of the Student’s Council 2022 today in the college campus. The day began with great enthusiasm among the newly elected young leaders who pledged to serve the college for the ongoing session. In the recently held elections, Pawani emerged victorious in the race for the post of President, Riza Khan as the Vice-President and Sajahpreet Kaur was elected as Secretary cum Treasurer of the college. The members of the council took an oath to work towards upholding the values of integrity, discipline and morality and to commit themselves to serve the institution as well as fellow students.
Prof Sudha Katyal, Principal, congratulated the council and spoke about qualities of a good leader. She applauded them for their desire to serve the college and their fellow students. Prof. Katyal also suggested them to stay humble and grounded and be a true leader who can inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.
Tanisha from B.Sc. Fashion Desinging 5th Semester won third prize in Bagh Embroidery in Inter-Zonal Youth & Heritage Festival held at Swami Premanand Mahavidyalaya, Mukerian from November 10-13, 2022. Principal of the college, Prof.Sudha Katyal congratulated the student and appreciated the efforts of mentors & the student for their hard work and dedication.
Vaani Kumari and Pratakshya Sharma of B.Sc. Home science 3rd Semester participated in State level Quiz Competition and won Consolidated Prize and received a prize money of Rs 3000/- The competition was organized by Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society at Hotel Park View, Sector-24 , Chandigarh on November 11, 2022. Principal of the college, Prof.Sudha Katyal congratulated the students and appreciated the efforts of mentors & the students for their hard work and dedication.
The Pledge: For Anti-Crackers Campaign
This Diwali, I plan to enjoy a festival of lights that future generations will want to emulate.
o I pledge not to light any fire crackers.
o I will spread awareness in my neighborhood by talking to people about noise and high decibels, air pollution, the burning sulphates and nitrates.
o I will use more diyas and lanterns to make my home festive, and rangolis that are more colorful than the momentary bursts of light in the sky!
o I want my Diwali free of the acrid smoke that I, and my family, are forced to breathe in every year, and the unexpected sounds of exploding firecrackers that raise heart rate and ruin sleep.
o I pledge not to make this Diwali about lung disease and skin burns, but, about having a wonderful time with family, friends, and good food and happiness!
So join us this season and say NO to firecrackers, and pledge to do your bit for your families and your city! :)
Poonam from B.Sc. Home Science 3rd Semester got second position in the Research Paper Writing Competition in the Undergraduate Category. The event was organized by Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal Yuva Aavam and Research for Resurgence Foundation. Further, she will represent Punjab in the upcoming Research Paper Writing Competition in the presence of Education Minister of India and other dignitaries in Delhi. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the student and her mentor Dr.Gaurav for bringing laurels to college.
The college is participating in “Mission waste to wealth”- Swarmani Youth Welfare Association, collaboration with the office of principle scientific advisor to the Government of India, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee and Development of Environment, Chandigarh which has started a project “Mission Waste to Wealth” aiming single use plastic free society and E-waste management to make our “City Beautiful greener and cleaner”. Waste collection drive was held in three phases in college premises. Following activities has been completed by the faculty and students of the college:-
Under this project college has appointed GREEN AMBASSADORS. Green ambassadors along with their teacher In-charge had been invited for training session from the college. In the training session they have trained regarding the procedure of waste disposal by the government authorized recyclers and unauthorized recyclers so that they know where their collected waste would end up.
The Green ambassadors further provided this training to their team back and also sensitized all the students about this mission. They further trained rest students of the college regarding the ill effect of plastic and e- waste pollution to achieve minimization of usage of plastic and reduction in e- waste.
Arrangements has been made for the success of this project -
Color coded dustbins for example black for e-waste, blue for plastic waste and green for wet waste has been arranged in the college for the waste collection.
Proper segregation of waste as per the type of waste (Biodegradable and Non- Bio degradable) is being done in the college campus.
Activities under Phase I
“MISSION WASTE TO WEALTH” was launched in the college premises for the segregation of single use plastic and e-waste management by Swarmani Youth Welfare Association U.T. Chandigarh on 18th May 2022 at 12:20 pm. Students displayed their posters related to e-waste and ban on single use plastic waste on 18th May 2022 for the sensitization of about the hazards of e-waste and plastic waste.On every Wednesday, students and college staff members donate plastic waste and e- waste in the designated area. Around 40-50 kg waste material has been collected in college till now. Glimpse of waste collection in Phase I:
Activities under Phase II
Faculty and students of college contributed towards Waste to Wealth Mission “Lets make our Chandigarh Single use plastic and E-waste Free” organized by Swarmani Youth Welfare Association U.T. CHD. The environment society “Harita” of Government Home Science College, Sec-10, Chandigarh, along with the faculty members and students of college contributed towards the collection of Single use plastic and E-waste in the college premises on 10th October 2022. Plastic waste such as old CDs, PET bottles, Plastic packaging, FMCG wrappers and e-waste such as old and broken mobile phones, batteries, electric circuits, coils, wires etc. were collected under this mission. Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal sensitized the students about the hazards of plastic and e-waste and encouraged them to practice the waste segregation at their premises. Glimpses of waste collection in phase II:
Activities under Phase III
Collection of waste under “Mission Waste to Wealth” organized by Swarmani Youth Welfare Association U.T. CHD. The environment society “Harita” of Government Home Science College, Sec-10 submitted all the collected plastic and e- waste to the Swarmani Youth Welfare Association U.T. CHD on 18th October 2022. Students and faculty participated enthusiastically in the collection drive. College successfully completed this project under three phases. Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged faculties and students in this activity.
On the second day of the ongoing Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26, Chandigarh, the college participated in a host of activities.In the heritage arts and crafts category, Tanisha of Bsc FD fifth semester got the first prize in Baagh making. Anchal of Bsc Fashion Designing Fifth semester, Babli of Msc CT first semester and Mitali of Bsc FD fifth semester won second prize in phulkari, pakhi making and crochet respectively. In the mime category, Bhawna was awarded the third prize in the individual category.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the prize winners and appreciated the efforts put in by the students and their mentors.
A Plastic Collection Drive organised by NSS Wing of Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh in College Campus and Sector-15, Chandigarh. The collected plastic waste was handed over to the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh.
Waste collection drive under“Mission Waste to Wealth”was organized by Swarmani Youth Welfare Association U.T. Chandigarh at Government Home Science College,Sec-10, Chandigarh on 18.10.2022. The environment society“Harita” of the college submitted Plastic Waste and E-waste to the waste collection pick-up van. The students and faculty participated enthusiastically in this waste to wealth collection drive and College successfully completed this project under the able guidance of the Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, who encouraged the students, faculty members, non-teaching staff and support staff to follow waste segregation and safe waste disposal practices in our day-to-day life for a clean and green environment.
Student Council Elections were held as per Panjab University rules and guidelines at Government Home Science College, Sec-10, Chandigarh on 18 October 2022. The candidates were given a fair opportunity to campaign and motivate other students to be a part of the election process. Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the winners and emphasized the significance of such positions as they bring a lot of responsibilities. She urged the students to perform to the best of their abilities.
The following were selected as the college council:
President Pawani Bajaj
Vice president Riza khan
Secretary cum Treasurer Sehajpreet Kaur
Literary Inchargen Livjot Kaur
Cultural Incharge Archita Bansal
Press Incharge Akanksha Rakheja
Sports Incharge Preeti Yadav
Environment Incharge Rhythm khanna
NCC Incharge Saloni gupta
NSS Incharge Anjali Kadian & Kaitigga Sharma
Placement Incharge- Kanika & Dakshpreet kaur
C.R-BSC-HSC-III yr Avleen Kaur
C.R-FD-HSC-III yr Kiran Kaushik
C.R-BsC-HSC-II yr, SEC-A Vaani
C.R-BsC-HSC-II yr, SEC-B Rajvinder Kaur
C.R-BsC-FD-II yr Isha
C.R-BsC-HSC-I yr, SEC-A Renu
C.R-BsC-HSC-I yr, SEC-B Mannat
C.R-BsC-FD-I yr Sharishti
In sync with the theme of Atam Nirbhar Bharat, Home Science College organized a Diwali Mela today at the campus. The Mela provided a platform to students to showcase their creativity and talent. It was an opportunity to help them explore their entrepreneurial skills. Mr Himanshu, Manager, SIDBI, Mr. Amit Maurya, Manager SIDBI and Ms. Sunita from SIDBI were special Guests to grace the occasion. Various other dignitaries from SBI and Singer Machines India , also visited the mela.This mela promoted the use of sustainable products like Dupattas dyed with waste flowers from temple and use of organic colours like beetroot and turmeric in tie and dye utility products, Tote bags and purses made from used jeans. A stall displaying Ganpati jis, Torans and Floaters, decorative Diya’s , jute bags and wall hangings in vibrant colors created festive fervour and mood among all. There were around 30 stalls with various products ranging from home cooked eatables like Pav Bhaji, Pani Poori, choclate shakes, and other snacks to various innovative products like raisin art jewellery, ornaments such as earrings, neckpieces, rings along with hand-painted T-shirts, Gift boxes and stylish bags.
The centre of attraction was the stall displaying handmade candles and home decor made by the specially abled children and sold by the college students to help them and do their bit for a noble cause. Students from Ladakh sold special handmade momos and witnessed brisk sales. A great response was received from all the stalls as they experienced huge sales and most of their items were sold out. Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated the efforts put in by the staff of placement and entrepreneurship development cell and students. She motivated them to keep up the good work and work towards to Earn while they Learn.
The Placement cell of Govt. Home Science College Sec 10 Chandigarh organized a talk on Health & Wellness practices among young girls in collaboration with Nestle on 17/10/22. Ms. Shivali, an alumna of the college and nutrition expert at Nestle, delivered the talk. She gave an in-depth insight into the vital role played by various nutrients in our body. The nutrition expert talked about nutrient classification dividing them into 2 categories; the macro and micronutrients and their requirements in a healthy body. She also described the need for calorie intake and natural sources of various nutrients. While concluding, she discussed the importance of reading of food labels given on the packet of every food product. All the Students attended this seminar with full concentration and discipline. They learned many new things which they can take care of and crucial for living a healthy & happy life.Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged the participants for taking a healthy step in their lives and expressed her gratitude to Nestle for creating awareness of nutrition and health among students.
The students of Government Home Science College bagged many prizes in various competitions of Music and Fine Arts held on the first day of Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival held at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh on October 17, 2022. In Music, Kashika bagged first prize in Geet Category. The college secured second position in both Group Bhajan category and Group Song category. Kashish from B.Sc. Home Science got individual second prize in the Group Bhajan Category.In the category of Fine Arts, Simran and Shabd Khanna won third position in cartooning and clay modelling respectively. Furthermore, Akanksha Rakheja won second position in the event of Rangoli.Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college, congratulated the winners and highly appreciated the efforts of students and their mentors for their extreme hard work and dedication.
Govt. Home Science College organized a week long Heritage cum Tex - style week in the Department of Clothing and Textiles from October 7" to 14 2022. Various activities were held during this week like demonstrations of Traditional Embroideries like Bagh, Phulkari and Dasuti.Various competitions focusing on sustainability and skill development were held like tie and dye cushions, Tote Bags with waste denim, utility boxes with waste fabric, Jute wall frames, file bags with Patch work and appliqué and T-shirt Painting.Students participated with full enthusiasm.One-day Work shop by Pidilite and a workshop on Textile art was also held during this week.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the work of students and also encouraged them to be self reliant and polish their skills to become successful entrepreneur.
As a part of TEX-STYLE Week by the Panache Club of clothing and textiles department of Government Home Science College, a pidilte fevicryl workshop was organised in the department for the students of B. sc Fashion Designing, M. Sc. CT and Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Designing. In this workshop the students were taught different fabric art techniques related to home decor. The workshop was taken by expert fevicryl teacher Ms. Jaya Duggal in which she taught patchwork and applique work with no-sew technique on cushion cover, sling bag, tote bag and garments. The students enthusiastically participated in the workshop. She also showcased a variety of articles made using different fevicryl products like wallpanels, coasters, mandala, decoupage, mirror art, jute decor, embroideries and many more.Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to develop their creative skills and to come up with more such innovative ideas in designing of fabric and it's manipulation and also to create the best out of the available material.
A Workshop on ‘Textile Art’ was organized as a part of Tex-Style Week Celebrations by Panache club of Clothing and Textiles Department of the college. The workshop was organised for the students of M.Sc.(Clothing and Textiles), PG Diploma in Fashion Designing and B.Sc.(Fashion Designing). The resource person of workshop was Ms. Rajdeep Kaur, Assistant Professor, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara. The Alumna of our college briefed students about the process of textile art. She focused on the basic step of fabric construction and different raw materials which can be utilized to generate ideas for textile art. The workshop aimed to inspire the creativity in students and it also give them direction to express their ideas in the process of creation of textile art.Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of the department and also encouraged students to participate in such workshops so as to hone their entrepreneurial skills.
The Placement and Entrepreneurship Development cell of Govt. Home Science College Sec 10, Chandigarh organized Karwa Chauth Exhibition cum Mela on 12th October 2022.The main objective of this mela was to provide a platform to the budding entrepreneurs of the college to sell their innovative handmade products and to earn while they learn. The mela also motivated the students to enhance the skills of entrepreneurship by reselling many items and earning profits. There were more than 25 stalls of different items consisting of suits, hand painted dupattas, hand-made candles, raisin art items, jewellery, accessories etc. The stall of mehndi became very popular as almost all the faculty members and students and even the outsiders from other colleges got mehndi applied on their hands by these girls. The main attraction of the exhibition was handmade eco-friendly candles exhibited by the 3rd year.
The items made from raisin art in the form of jewellery, key rings and paintings by the student of Bsc 3rd year also attracted a huge crowd. All the students enthusiastically participated in the exhibition and earned profits by selling their handmade items. Thus, the exhibition helped the students to learn the skills of selling and earning. The principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated the efforts of the students in putting up this grand show in festive fervour and displaying their innovative items in the college. She also applauded the efforts of the Placement and Entrepreneurship Developmental Cell. The event turned out to be a perfect combo of learning with surplus earning.