STUDENTS’ COUNCIL

There shall be Council of Students to plan, organize and implement the various activities to bring out the best in every student. The Council shall constitute the elected representatives of each divisions of First, Second and Third Year of B.Com. and B.C.A. classes. Similarly, General Secretary, Cultural Secretary shall also be elected and Sports Secretary shall be nominated by Director of Physical Education to carry out following duties:
1) To organise activities for all round development of the student community.
2) To carry out any other duties handed over by the Teacher-In-Charge / Principal.
3) To maintain discipline on the campus of the Institution.
4) To actively associate with activities of the council without affecting regular classes and
5) To strive for the welfare of the student community. The members of the Student’s Council shall carry out above mentioned duties with integrity, honesty, hard work, impartiality and kind behaviour towards all. Students Council gives a platform for students to address the grievances from time to time. The College informs the members of the Council before deciding on major issue. The general administration of the college activities academic matters are informed to students. The Students Council has undertaken important activities of imparting soft skills to the students, besides other activities. An MOU is signed by the college with ‘Sapients Training Organization’ from Kochi, Kerala by which students will be imparted professional training in different modules of soft skills. The programme conducted this year was well received by the students. Besides this, another programme in ‘Presentation skills’ is also carried out for the benefit of the some students. This is done with the intention of making teaching, learning more student centric. The students are motivated to organize activities by exchanging ideas among themselves and organize activities on their own which helps them in confidence building, elimination of stage fear and enhancing relations with their colleagues.

CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

The Cultural Association of the College organises competitions like Rakhi making, Makhar making, Singing, Ghumat Aarati, Rangoli, Flower arrangement (In-house) which brings out the hidden talents in the students. It strives to create a balanced human being, where academics blend with talents and create a civilized individual with multiple skills of planning, organizing and executing the various activities. The Cultural Association organizes and allows students to participate in various inter collegiate competitions ranging from Folk Dance to Fashion show and strives for the overall personality development of the students. The Cultural Association also organizes workshops to develop the skills among the students. Every year a student is awarded “Best Student in Cultural Activities” award for his/her outstanding performance in cultural activities for three years.

GYMKHANA

1) The College Gymkhana is managed by Gymkhana Managing Committee (G.M.C.). The Principal is Ex-officio President and is assisted by the Sports Secretary who is nominated by the Director of Physical Education. All the regular students are members of the Gymkhana. Principal nominates a member of teaching staff to be the incharge of the Department of Gymkhana and nominated Sports Secretary function under the supervision and guidance of such a staff member. 2) The nomination of G.M.C. will be governed by rules and laws of the College Gymkhana Office. 3) Students selected to represent the College in the various events should be regular and punctual in attendance at the playground practice. A student selected to represent a College team in inter-collegiate event will have to attend the practice session to the satisfaction of the coach. In case of default he/she is liable to be dropped from the College team. 4) No concession in the college attendance, tutorials, examinations can be claimed on the plea that a student is participating in the inter-collegiate events. 5) If a student misses any tutorial, test or examination he will be allowed to complete the same at a later date, however he must seek prior permission for such absence. 6) Each sportsman must return the equipment issued to him for participating in tournaments on behalf of the College immediately after the tournament.

NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (N. S. S.)

The National Service Scheme is a student youth service programme. It aims at arousing social consciousness of the youth with an overall objective of personality development of the students through community service. The Motto of the NSS is “Not Me, But You”. The programme consists of special camping (7 days) and regular activities (community work). A NSS volunteer has to complete 120 hours of community work in a year.
The activities of the NSS Unit of the College are:
1. Cleanliness / Upkeep of Campus
2. Tree Plantation/Medicinal Plants Collection drive
3. Constructive work in urban and rural areas
4. Work in Welfare Institutions
5. Blood Donation
6. Adult and non-formal Education
7. Health, nutrition, family welfare, HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns in association with government and non-government agencies
8. Construction of debate assets
9. Sustainable development with emphasis on wasteland development and watershed management
10. Road safety training and disaster management
Broadly, NSS attempts to establish meaningful linkage between
(a) Campus and Community,
(b) College and Villages and
c) Knowledge and Action.
NSS volunteer has to maintain the record of community work executed for the academic calendar. They have to maintain discipline, decorum and show exemplary conduct in personal and public life.
N. S. S. Units Cloth Bag Making Project
Apart from all other work of cleaning the campus, conducting the awareness programmes etc. the main thrust is given on ‘Paper Bag Making’ by the students and distributing it in Ponda market. After the success of ‘Paper Bag Making’ Project, the college thought of making Cloth Bags by making use of used clothes. People responded and have been donating their clothes with which cloth bags are made. Girl students were trained by conducting 10 days workshop. They are now fully equipped to make the cloth bags of any size and dimensions. The students, parents and community at large have responded very well to this project and have appreciated the college for undertaking such project. Some well wishers and philanthropists have donated sewing machines and washing machine to this project. All students involved in the project have appreciated the skill imparted to them. Students work in batches, comprising of small numbers and each batch is given the time and the days of work. As such they do not realize any pressure or burden of the work. The college intends to continue with this project in future and as such contribute to sustainability. Cloth bags project is an alternative to “Plastic Bags” in Ponda City carried out by NSS volunteers of the College.

NATIONAL CADET CORPS (N. C. C.)

The National Cadet Corps is the Indian Military Cadet Corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi, India. It is open to School and College students on voluntary basis. The main motto of NCC is ‘Unity & Discipline’. NCC Cadet has to complete specified parades in each academic year right from first year till third year. In the second and third year of NCC, Cadet will be eligible for appearing in B and C Certificate Examination on completion of required attendance. The activities of NCC are
1. Republic Day Camp
2. National Integration Camp
3. Thal Sainik Camp
4. Rock Climbing Camp
5. Youth Exchange Camp
6. Annual Training Camp
7. Blood Donation
8. Swatch Bharat Abhiyan
9. Yoga Capsule
NCC helps cadets to develop qualities like noble character, comradeship, discipline, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship and ideas of selfless service to the country. Every year a cadet is given a ‘Best NCC Cadet’ award depending upon number of camps attended and his/her overall performance.

READERS’ CLUB

To inculcate better reading habits among the students, our College has started a Readers’ Club. Under this the interested students are made the members of the Readers’ Club. The member gets facility of an additional book. The students present book review of the books read by them. At the end of the year, an award is presented to the ‘Best Reader’ based on the number of books read, attendance at the Readers’ Club meetings, presentation of book review, etc.

NATURE CLUB (ECO-VISION)

The nature club has been formed to generate environmental awareness in the young minds and to create eco-friendly vision among the future “Stake holders”. It aims at encouraging students to explore environmental values and sensitize them to the problem of environmental degradation. This helps the students in choosing life styles which are in harmony with the environment and which foster long term benefits to the present and future generation. To do this, various guest lectures are arranged for the students. The Club also undertakes tree plantation programme on the campus

THEATRE CLUB – NATYADARPAN

‘A journey of thousand miles begins with the first step’ – Thus goes an old Chinese saying. Natyadarpan is the first step of that journey. Theatre club provides opportunity to the young generation to express their histrionic talent. Training sessions, lectures and theatre workshops are conducted with the help of experts from the field of theatre. The student members of the Club are made to attend the training sessions in different areas of theatre like mime, mimicry, skit, drama etc. organized by several colleges and organizations. The Theatre Club thus intends to channelise and fine-tune the creative talent among students.

COLLEGE MAGAZINE ‘SAMVID’

The College magazine is ready by the end of second term. There are informative and educative articles from the staff members. The students are encouraged to write on the subjects they are interested in. The magazine also gives reports of library, gymkhana, N.S.S. with Principal’s reports. The photographs of the merit holders are proudly published along with the selected photographs of various activities. This is purely an internal magazine. Its name ‘Samvid’ indicates “Higher kind of knowledge”. The main aim of this magazine is to encourage writing habits among students as well as staff members. It is a platform to share ideas, views and opinions.

STUDENT GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL COMMITTEES (SGRC)

A. Collegiate Student Grievance Redressal Committee (CSGRC)
(i) A complaint from an aggrieved student relating to a college shall be addressed to the collegiate Student Grievance Redressal Committee (CSGRC with the following composition, namely:
a) Principal of the college – Chairperson:
b) Three senior members of the teaching faculty to be nominated by the principal – members:
c) A representative from among students of the college to be nominated by the Principal based on academic merit/excellence in sports/performance in cocurricular activities – Special Invitee.
(ii) The term of the members and the special invitee shall be two years.
(iii) The quorum for the meeting including the chairperson, but excluding the special invitee, shall be three.
(iv) In considering the grievance before it, the CSGRC shall principales of natural justice.
(v) The CSGRC shall send its report with recommendations, if any, to the viceChancellor of the affiliating University and a copy thereof to the aggrieved student, within a period of 15 days from the date of receipt of the complaint.

WALLPAPER – SAMVID TIMES

‘Samvid Times’ is a periodical. This is entirely prepared by students. Every year, some students are given this task of bringing out ‘Samvid Times’ our wallpaper periodically. Every happening in the College campus is covered by ‘Samvid Times’. Many students make it a medium of communication. Through their class poems, short stories, etc. they communicate with their friends. The budding artists in the College are encouraged to draw cartoons, pictures, sketches etc.

PLACEMENT CELL

The placement cell has been formed in the College with twin objectives.
1) To help the students in preparing themselves for facing the job market. The students are trained in preparing their CVs, interview techniques. Aptitude tests are also conducted to guide them towards proper employment options.
2) To develop a link between the institution and the job / employment market different programme like HR connect etc. are also held. Students are given the opportunities to appear for the interviews in different companies. Campus interviews and orientation to Post graduate degree, diploma, certificate courses are organized by the Cell. As and when requisitions are received from the corporates, the placement cell makes available students to meet their requirements. During the academic year 20192020, 52 students are given offer letters.

COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

The changing times have brought new opportunities which augurs well for commerce discipline. A student of Commerce cannot afford to only remain in the narrow combines of academic syllabus. A student of commerce has to keep abreast with the latest development in the field of commerce. Commerce association of the college seeks to do this. i) Talks on various concepts / issues / aspects in commerce are organised. ii) Seminars & workshops are often held in the relevent discipline. iii) Debates, quiz, discussions are held for students. Students are advised to take full benefits of these programmes for increasing their knowledge.