Livjyot Kaur, a student of B.Sc. Home Science Semester 2 bagged first position in Inter- College RJ Hunt Contest conducted by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, GGDSD College Sector 32-C Chandigarh. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college congratulated the student and her mentor for bringing laurels to college.
As part of the ongoing celebrations of Poshan Pakhwada, Government Home Science College organised a demonstration on low-cost nutritious recipes using millets as the core ingredient.
The demonstration was conducted for parents of Chaitanya Nursery School. About 50 parents attended the event. They were apprised of the nutritive value and significance of using millets in the diet. Efforts were made through live demonstration to include all millets such as sorghum, bajra, ragi in commonly consumed recipes such as dal kachori, sprout chaat, curd sandwich and mixed salad.
The principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, encouraged the use of millets in the diet as they are wonder foods. She emphasized on the need to include millets as part and parcel of our daily lives for their nutritional values.
Home Science college kick started celebration of Poshan Pakhwada by organising a talk on the Importance of good nutrition to achieve milestones of development for parents of Chaitanya Nursery School. Emphasis was laid on inclusion of millets in the diet of young children. Easy yet cost effective nutritive recipes were shared and Height and weight of children were also measured. Principal , Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged the parents to include millets in various interesting forms in children’s diet to make eating a fun yet healthy activity for children. Activities to enhance holistic development were also demonstrated and concerns of parents regarding nutrition were addressed.
NSS Wing of Government Home Science College under the valuable guidance of worthy Principal of the college, Prof.Sudha Katyal, conducted a host of activities to observe Shaheedi Diwas on 23.03.2022. The day started with NSS Voluntan eers participated in a rally raising those slogans which were raised by Shadheed Bhagat Singh. Subsequently, Volunteers attended Online Session organized by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, in which Hon’ble Minister Sh.Anuragh Thakur interacted with NSS Volunteers in an live interaction on Shaheedi Diwas. NSS Volunteers also made beautiful posters on the life of Bhagat Singh. Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal emphasized on inculcating a sense of patriotism among NSS Volunteers by highlighting the significance of Shaheedi Diwas and highlighted about the sacrifices of brave lives of our freedom fighters. She also urged the volunteers to contribute their part in making their country proud by becoming a responsible citizen and not to forget the sacrifices being made by these freedom fighters to make our country free and independent.
Ekta Gupta and Nirmal Kaur of M.Sc. CT First Year won First Prize (worth Rs. 800) and Consolation Prize respectively in Slogan Writing Competition on the theme "Forests and Sustainable Production and Consumption" organised by Guru Gobind Singh College for Women on International Forest Day on 21st March 2022. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students.
Govt Home Science College celebrated International Forest Day , 2022 in collaboration with NGO " Yuvsatta".The theme for this year is “Forests and Sustainable Production and Consumption” .
Shri Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden, Chandigarh Administration, UT flagged off the jungle trail in which over 50 students of the college participated at Nepli Reserve Forest. He addressed the students on how the survival of mankind dependsentirely on preservation of nature and how forests play a crucial role in poverty alleviation and in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. He urged the students to follow the motto of “Each one Plant one “ especially on any occasionthey celebrate.
An environment quiz was also conducted where winners were given prizes and the college was awarded a momento as a token of appreciation for active participation in environmental causes under the able guidance of Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal. Principal of the college also motivated the students to help in saving our forests.
‘Science Club- Pragya’ of Government Home Science College organized Inter-College Science Fest-2022 on the theme of “Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future”. The event was funded by the Department of Science and Technology and Renewable Energy, Chandigarh. Being a professional college, the integration of science and technology has always been a part and parcel of our academic and co-curricular activities. The rationale for organizing the fest is to acquaint the students not only with the recent technological advancements but also to sharpen their critical bent of mind.
The array of events included poster making, essay-writing, slogan writing and sci- toon making. More than 70 participants from across the city from different colleges participated in the event.
The principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal talked about the dire need to inculcate scientific temper among the students. She also emphasized the pivotal role played by science and technology for the sustenance of peaceful societies all around the world. Moreover, she motivated the participants to exhibit their creative potential in the upcoming times and congratulated and gave out prizes to all the winners at the valedictory ceremony.
Government Home Science college participated in the 75th Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav organized by Chandigarh Tourism wherein students exhibited their creative potential as a budding entrepreneur.
Students displayed a plethora of articles such as handmade soft toys, millet based healthy recipes, diet counseling, hand crafted dupattas, handkerchiefs, masks, table-cloths, hoops, chains , room hangings and planters along with fun psychological games and tests assessingpersonality. The rationalewas not only to provide a launchpad to the students to showcase their talent but also to accelerate the idea of 'Make in India'. College, being an incubation center, has always promoted and encouraged students to showcase their skills and be self-reliant.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, motivated the students to come out of their cocoon and wholeheartedly participate in the various academic and co- curricular activities.
Women Achievers and Entrepreneurs from all walks of life participated in a panel discussion at Govt. Home Science College to celebrate International Woman’s Day. Todays event was all about sharing the life experiences and success stories of these women and how they overcame all odds to achieve their goals.
Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal was the chief guest of the event. Among the speakers were Ms Kaveri Ahuja Singh, an alumna of this college who runs a famous designer studio currently. Ms Ruchi Narula - Mrs Universe India , 2017 also shared the obstacles faced by her in following her passion and how she came to realise her dream. Ms Deepali, an engineer by profession who started her own brand Yuvanya in 2017 that provides 100% natural and chemical free products across 13 countries now also spoke about the 5 Ps of patience, passion, positive attitude, perseverance and pure intention to pursue one's dream.The youngest entrepreneur for the day, Ms Guntas running a home bakery by the name of GN Bakehouse also inspired the audience stating that age was just a number and it shouldn’t deter anyone from following one's passion and being independent at a young age. Mrs Sapna Gill , owner of Sunbeam, shared her vision on how to excel both at home as well as at work.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal addressed the audience with her inspiring words urging all women to believe in oneself , Dream Big and stop not till the goal is achieved. She also felicitated and honoured all the women achievers and entrepreneursalong with SBI Chief Manager Astha Gupta.
Ms. Anupreet Kaur Sobti, student of Govt Home Science College under masters course of Foods and Nutrition bagged first position in 'National Level Healthy Recipe Competition' organised by Home Science Association on Jan 27, 2022 by Sanatam Dharma College, Ambala Cantt.
Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal congratulated her on this achievement.
A proud moment for Govt. Home Science College as Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal was awarded with Women achievers award by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Regional Outreach Bureau, Chandigarh.
The ceremony was held in the auditorium of the college to commemorate the eve of International Women's Day, where along with other women achievers, Prof. Sudha Katyal was felicitated by the presiding chief guest, Smt. Anindita Mitra, IAS, MC Commissioner, Chandigarh.
Prof. Sudha Katyal has worked relentlessly not only in the field of Home Science but also contributed to the society at large. She has been felicitated with 3 state awards already for her undeniable service and excellent work.
The Placement and Entrepreneurship Development cell of the college conducted placement drive in collaboration with Nestle on March 3, 2022 in the college.Many students from undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma classes enthusiastically participated in the drive.HR manager in Nestle, Ms. Deepa interviewed approximately 20 candidates. She shortlisted 5 candidates. The selected candidate will be offered a salary package of approximately 3.5 lacs per annum.
Principal Prof Sudha Katyal urged the students to work hard and participate in campus placement drive in future also.
Govt Home Science college organised a webinar on “Nutrition Education for Toddlers “ in collaboration with Nestle. Ms Disha Arora, a Nutrition expert from Nestle appraised the parents on importance of recognising milestones of growth and the nutritional needs that come along with each age group. She elaborated on the different food groups and gave wonderful tips and tricks to parents to incorporate them in a nutritious yet fun way. Many parents had their concerns and queries resolved on fussy eating behaviours, incorporating all food groups, fun ways to introduce variety in a childs diet etc.
Principal of the college , Prof. Sudha Katyal also encouraged the parents to be patient while feeding children and be good role models themselves.
The Clothing and Textiles Department of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Organized one day Webinar on “Design Registration Process: An Insight” on 28 February 2022. Dr.Charu Kohli, Assistant Professor, NIIFT, Jallandhar was the resource person who spoke about the procedure of Design Registration Process. She talked about the difference between patents, copyrights and trade mark in a very systematic manner to give students a more clear idea. She further briefed about the benefits of design registration process and essential requirements for Registration i.e. design should be new, original, not to be disclosed to the public and significantly distinguishable from know designs. The design can be registered for 10 years and can further be renewed for 5 years.
She further discussed the application procedure, shared the forms required and classification of Designs. Dr. Kohli gave her valuable inputs from her research in Design Registration.
The webinar received an overwhelming response by enthusiastic participants. Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal, encouraged the students to register their designs or research work.
The Clothing and Textiles Department of Government Home Science College , Chandigarh Organised one day Webinar on “Sustainability and Fashion” on 26 Feb 2022. Mrs. Heena Narang, Assistant Professor, GHSC -10, Chandigarh was the first resource person who spoke about the need of sustainability in fashion industry which is a multibillion global enterprise and its contribution to Indian Economy. She further discussed the unintended consequences of fast fashion like textile waste, environmental and occupational hazards. While concluding she enlightened the audience with 3R’s of sustainability and various methods to achieve it.
Dr. Sumita Sikka , Assistant Professor , GGDSDCollege , Chandigarh was the second resource person . She stressed on adopting sustainable behaviour for textile waste management. Dr Sikka gave here valuable inputs from her researchon textile waste management about various techniques to utilize textile waste to protect the environment for future generations. She also shared her experiences about meditation with the audience.
The webinar received an overwhelming response by enthusiastic participants. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyalencouraged the students to practice sustainability in fashion as well to save the environment and appreciated the valuable information disseminated to the students taking them a step closer towards the achievement of goals of sustainability.
The students of Govt. Home Science College, Sec-10, Chandigarh participated with passion in Rangoli Competition at the ongoing Rose Fest 2022 organized by Chandigarh Administration. Akanksha Rakheja, a student of M.Sc. HDFR 1st Year bagged 1st Prize in the category “Rangoli with eco-friendly material’ and Menka, a student of B.Sc. Home Science 1st Year bagged 2nd Prize in the category ‘Rangoli with Flowers.’ Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students by praising their passion for this art form and motivated them to participate with same fervor in the future.
Heartfulness Education Trust and Shri Ram Chandra Mission in collaboration with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) and United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan organized global level Heartfulness Essay Event 2021 on the theme “Kindness: For self, For Each Other and the Environment” in UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) and Indian Languages (Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu). The rationale for the theme of kindness was the synchronous development of body, mind and heart which is a prerequisite for the holistic development of human beings.
The event got an overwhelming response as different stakeholders enthusiastically participated in 15 languages from all over the world. In category I (Age 14-18 years), two students from our college i.e. Nupur Sharma (B.Sc. First year) and Cheryl (B.Sc. First year) accorded with the merit certificate and received an honourable mention among all the entries received in this category.
The principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students for their achievements at a global level and encouraged them further to excel in academic as well as co-curricular activities.
In lieu of World Cancer Day celebrated on February 4 worldwide, Home Science College organised a One Day National Webinar on Cancer Awareness.
The expert speaker was Dr. Atul Sharma, Director General Laproscopic and Breast Cancer surgery, Fortis Hospital. He spoke about the importance of early detection in Cancer and the etiology behind it. The speaker emphasized upon need of screening and following a healthy diet and exercise routine to help manage the disease better. The webinar was attended by the faculty and students of the college.
Principal Prof Sudha Katyal reinforced the need to eat better and live healthier to help alleviate diseases especially Cancer.
Livjot Kaur of B.Sc. Home Science 1st year bagged 3rd prize of Rs 3000/ in National Level Poetry Competition to mark the celebrations of National Voter’s Day 2022 on the theme ‘Even One Vote Makes A Difference’ organized by Electoral Literacy Club of MCM College, Sector-36, Chandigarh. Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the student and her mentor.
The college bid farewell today to two stalwarts Prof. Rupinder Ghumman and Dr. Sangeeta Bansal who retired today after a service of more than 30 years in the field of education.
Both Prof. Ghumman and Dr. Bansal held important portfolios in the college like IQAC, NIRF, Purchase to name a few.
Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated them on their super annuation. She praised them for their dedication and contribution to the institution through out their years of service. She further said that a big vaccum has been created with their retirement and wished them the best for their future life ahead.
Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh signs Memorandum of Understanding with Nivedita Charitable Trust. The M.O.U. will foster collaboration between both parties to enable successful implementation of ‘AAHAR KRANTI MISSION’, a project of Nivedita-Charitable Trust to achieve the goal of promoting welfare of the community by addressing issues relating to food habits and to improve the health status against lifestyle diseases in society.
On the auspicious day of 26 January, Government Home Science College celebrated 73rd Republic Day filled with a feeling of patriotism and dedication. The celebration started with the hoisting of the National Flag by the Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal. It was followed by the recitation of the National Anthem. Prof. Katyal addressed the audience by highlighting the plantation of trees campaign so as to spread the awareness regarding the conservation of environment thereby making our contribution to mitigate climate changes on earth and preserve natural environment. Furthermore, the college campus turned reverberated with the rhythmic vocal performances presented by the students along with a splendid dance performance on a patriotic song by NCC cadets.The program ended with the message to create a great nation through collective efforts from all individuals.
Electoral Literacy Club of Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh has celebrated National Voter’s Day on January 25, 2022. Voter’s Pledge & Poster Making Competition on the theme ‘Vote for Hope, Vote for Change’ were organized to mark the occasion. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the College applauded the efforts of Electoral Literacy Club and talked about the main objective behind the celebration of National Voter’s Day. She further emphasized that it is celebrated to encourage, facilitate and maximize enrolment, especially for new voters.
Government Home Science College conducted a host of activities to celebrate National Girl Child Day. The day started with the felicitation of Girl Achievers, Anupreet Sobti (M.Sc. Foods & Nutrition) & Akanksha Rakheja (M.Sc. Human Development & Family Relations) by Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal to mark the celebrations of National Girl Child Day. Online Pledge taking , Poster Making Competition, Slogan Writing Competition on the theme ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao was also conducted to celebrate the day with full vigour. Staff of the college also participated in an interesting activity in which they clicked, shared and posted selfies with their daughters on their social media apps. Prof. Katyal emphasized that if we fail to address girls’ differentiated needs and aspirations, a generation will be lost and with it, our hope for sustainable development, prosperity, peace and security will also be lost.
Akanksha Rakheja of M.Sc. HDFR (Semester-1) was one of the 30 NCC Cadets who made Scroll Painting KALA KUMBH from 25th December 2021 - 2nd January, 2022 organised by Ministry of Defence and DGNCC, Government of India. The Scroll Painting will be displayed on Rajpath on 26th January 2022 during Republic Day Celebrations. Principal of the College, Prof.Sudha Katyal congratulated the student for bringing laurels to the college.
Under the able guidance of our worthy Principal Ma’am, Prof. Sudha Katyal, Government Home Science College has received once again appreciation certificate for participating & successfully completing Largest Plantation Drive from Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India.
Dr.Neha Sharma, Assistant Professor in Human Development & Family Relations & Mrs. Manpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor in Clothing & Textiles have participated in an Online Youth Leadership Training Camp cum Workshop on the theme ‘Inspire, Engage, Enable’ organised by Department of Youth Welfare, Panjab University, Chandigarh from August 02-11, 2021. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the faculty members.
Home Science Students & Faculty registered in 750 MILLION VIRTUAL SURYA NAMASKAR Programme supported by Government of India
522 Students along with their faculty members got registered 750 Million Virtual Surya Namaskar Programme under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on 14.01.2022 supported by Government of India, Ministry of AYUSH, Organised by
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NCC Unit of College Observed Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on National Youth Day-2022 to mark the Birth Anniversary of Swami VivekanandaAzadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava was observed by 30 NCC Girls Cadets of Government Home Science College in liaison with 1 Chandigarh Girls Bn on the National Youth Day-2022 to mark the Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary at Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Sector 15B, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh while strictly adhering to Covid-19 guidelines.
NSS Unit of Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh participated in host of activities on January 12,2022 to celebrate 25th National Youth Day as a part of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav. The day kickstarted with 37 NSS Volunteers attending a lecture by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research in collaboration with Department of Philosophy, Panjab University on ‘A Friend Request From Vivekananda’. Mr. Sudhir Baweja, Coordinator, Department of Philosophy & Vivekananda Studies, USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh was the Resource Person of the event. Subsequently, 73 NSS Volunteers attended Virtual Inauguration of 25th National Festival by Honorable PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji at 11:00 A.M. He also highlighted that the most precious asset of a nation is its youth. Youth have the potential, zest and energy to uplift the country from degeneration. A country’s future is lying in the hands of youth generation to strive for excellence. Principal of the college, Prof.Sudha Katyal, applauded the efforts of NSS Unit and urged volunteers to follow the ideals of Swami Vivekananda of purity, patience and perseverance to overcome all obstacles.
A Webinar was conducted on Financial Literacy for the students by Mr Nishant Mahajan, Founder, Behavioral Consultant who is also a certified executive coach of Healthy , Wealthy Mind. He appraised the staff and students on the career opportunities related to Financial management. He talked about the benefits of awareness about money matters in life and how important it is to increase one’s inner world and be ambitious about one’s career. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of Placement team of the college for organising this workshop. She also motivated the students to be job creators rather than job seekers. She further appreciated them for their hardwork and never dying spirit as during pandemic times when jobs are scarce, the students are coming up with innovative ideas and moving towards self- employement.
Under the able guidance of worthy Principal Ma’am, NSS Wing of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh organised various activities from January 08-10, 2022 to contribute it’s part in Swastha Balak-Balika Spardha. Glimpses of various activities include Poster Making, Slogan Writing, Essay Writing and Sensitising Mothers regarding healthy nutrition. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of NSS for successful execution of the objectives that were set for the event.
Livjyot of B.Sc. Home Science First Semester bagged First Prize in Inter College Debate Competition on the topic, ‘Online Exam vs Offline Exam: Impact on Future Employability’ organized by PGGCG-46, Chandigarh on 6.01.2022. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the student and her mentor.
A team of Home Science Students participated in Street Play Competition on the theme ‘Say No To Plastic’ under Swachh Sarvekshan 2022 organised by Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh on 27.12.2021. Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of the students & their mentors for participating in such competitions and generating awareness among masses regarding ‘Say No to Plastic’ and thereby making their environment clean & green.
Home Science students participated in State Level Competitions organised by Department of Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration and Election Department, UT Chandigarh
Vani and Cheryl from B.Sc. Home Science First Semester got Award of Honour for participating in State Level Inter College Declamation Contest and Quiz Competition organised by Department of Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration and Election Department, UT Chandigarh.
The principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of the students and encouraged them to come forward and showcase their talent.
Anupreet Kaur Sobti, student of M.Sc Foods and Nutrition 3rd Sem secured Second prize and a cash prize of Rs 3000/- at the District Level Declamation Competition on Patriotism and Nation Building as a part of Republic Day Celebrations, 2022 organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Mohali. The theme of the contest was ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’(Together We Grow, Together We Prosper, Together We Try, Together We Build A Strong And Inclusive India).
Anchal Bhardwaj of B.Sc. Fashion Designing 3rd Semester bagged First Prize in the event of Phulkari in Panjab University Inter-Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival held at A.S.College, Khana on December 16, 2021.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college, congratulated the student and her mentor for bringing laurels to the college for their extreme hard work and dedication.
The NSS Unit of Government Home Science College organised Declamation and Essay Writing Competition to create awareness regarding elections among the various stakeholders. The rationale of this event was to generate awareness among people regarding election menifesto, voting rights and democracy.
In the Declamation competition, the participants shared their views on media and elections in the modern world and provided insightful set of observations on how media can be used efficiently in the elections. They also talked about Election Manifesto and its pertinent role in shaping the future course of any country.
More than 50 students participated in this event with full enthusiasm.
The principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of the students and encouraged them to come forward and showcase their talent.
Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh has contributed significantly in generating awareness through ‘Voting Awareness Programme’ in view of the Municipal Corporation Elections from December 13-15, 2021. Various activities were organized to disseminate awareness and significance of voting among masses. The awareness programme commenced with Pledge Taking Ceremony on 13.12.2021, Quiz Competition on the topic ‘Tool of Democracy- Voting Rights’ on 13.12.2021, Visit to Adopted Village ‘Khuda Ali Sher’ on 14.12.2021, Essay Writing & Declamation Contest for spreading awareness regarding elections and significance of voting and Street Play on ‘Know Your Voting Rights’on 15.12.2021.
GHSC organised an online worksop on “Internet to Inner-net “ for the staff and students of the college with the aim of reducing stress, embracing positivity and improving concentration by making meditation a part and parcel of one’s life. Mr Narinder Anand and Ms Shweta, National Coordinators , Youth empowerment group from Amrita University, Kerela were the key note speakers who conducted a very interactive session with inclusion of wonderful stories, awareness games and simple yet effective exercises for the mind. Mr Anand talked about how we are all dependant on the Internet and have made our mind a slave to it. He shared a host of personal experiences and stories which left the participants to ponder about the goals they need to set and the need to work upon them right from the start. He stressed upon 3 important things , The Right time, The Right effort and God’s grace to be successful and have a meaningful life. Principal , Prof. Sudha Katyal motivated the students to work hard towards their set goal and maintain focus and stop not until the goal is achieved. Over 95 staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the activities of the session and intended to spend more time on themselves rather than on the internet.