Co-curricular Activities

Street Play Competition 2019-20

On the 13th March, 2020 the students of F.Y. B.Ed. presented a Street-play competition which was organized by PCER Chembur in collaboration with Soroptimist Welfare Association, a part of the International NGO for women, Soroptimist International.

The Chief Guest for the event was Ms. Suprada Phaterpekar, the ex- Municipal Corporator of Chembur and a Shiv Sena leader. The competition was judged by Soroptimists Ms. Parveen Arif and Ms. Preeti Pawar. The play was watched by the students of B.Ed. as well as the D.Ed.

The students presented three plays on the topic of Domestic Violence, Gender Equality and Fight against Tobacco and Alcohol. It was a great learning experience for all.

Teaching Aids Competition

Date: 11/3/2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. onwards

Objectives of the Activity:

  1. To be aware of children with special needs .
  2. To create teaching aids catering to children with special needs

A teaching aid competition was conducted for the students of S.Y. B.Ed. on 11th March, 2020. It was done to sensitize them with the need to cater for students with special needs. The student teachers were taught of Identifying the children with special needs- their characteristics and also were given orientation of creating learning resources leading to curricular adaptation, curricular accommodation and curricular modification for CWSN. This orientation and content was useful to them in creating a teaching aid for CWSN. The student teachers were asked to create teaching aids for children with special needs. All the students participated in the same and created models, working models, in order to cater to different needs – visually challenged, deaf, dumb etc. The winners of the competition were judged by two experts- from the field of special education and education. All our 95 students participated in the event.

Annual Day 2019-20

The Annual Day 2019-20 of MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research was celebrated on the 17th December, 2019 at the Sivaswamy Auditorium, Fine Arts Society of Chembur, Mumbai at 4 pm.

The theme for the Annual day was a blend of the traditional and western cultures of the world. The students of F. Y. B. Ed and S.Y. B. Ed put up a grand performance wherein there was display of traditional dances from the various states of India . The students danced to the tune of Indi pop and western pop bringing about an enculturation through music. The fusion of Indian dances with western tracks was a treat to the eye where kathak dancers fused their steps to the western number.

The energy and the euphoria was high as the students gave power packed performance one after the other. It set the stage on fire and enthralled the audience with their coordination, team spirit and grace.

Community Service – Navjeevan Centre at Murbad, Maharashtra

PCER team is quite active at serving the society as per the requirements and demands of the community. This academic year students were taken to Navjeevan Centre; A place where the children of sex workers from red street are taken care. Navjeevan Centre has 120 inmates from the age of 5-15.

At PCER we encourage students to do community service with the following objectives in mind

  • Expose students to people who are at a disadvantage (socially, medically, economically, or otherwise)
  • Help students to realize they can make a difference and give them the tools to do so.
  • Develop awareness and better understanding of the communities they live in.
    No. of participants: 40 teacher-trainees
    No of beneficiaries: 270 Students of Navjeevan School & Centre.
    10 teachers & Volunteers.

Dates: The students were taken to Navjeevan Centre on 2nd December, 2019 and served them till 4th December.

  • Team PCER @ Navjeevan Centre
  • Faculty Development Session
  • Faculty Development Session

Activities: The students of PCER were divided into different groups for teaching and other co-curricular activities. As teaching buddies they engaged different classes. Students conducted both curricular and co-curricular activities for the Navjeevan School as well as for the Navjeevan Centre.

@Navjeevan School: Basics of English Grammar and Mathematics from V to X. for the smaller classes students taught the concept of colours, Mathematical tables and alphabets.

@Navjeevan Centre: The teacher-trainees oriented the children on various topics like healthy habits, importance of balanced diet. They were also taught art and craft works like quilling, paper bags etc. Navjeevan children were very much thrilled as they got to learn dancing steps from teacher-trainees. It was given many lighter moments and laughter, as all of them were playing different sports in the evening.

It was a privilege for the students of PCER to visit Navjeevan and spend time with them teaching and indulging in activities with them. The PCER team stayed Navjeevan Centre for 2 days and 2 nights. Teacher-trainees completed all the work that were assigned to them with dedication.

As per the need and the request from the Navjeevan Management Dr. Mary George Varghese conducted sessions to the teaching faculty and also to volunteers of the centre. The two days’ sessions were on classroom management skills, handling emotional needs of the students and well-being of teachers etc. This capacity building initiative of PCER was well appreciated by the participants. The question answer session on classroom problems were helpful as teachers encounter lot of discipline problems among students.

Apart from the activities conducted at the centre, team PCER generated funds to buy items required by the Navjeevan Centre. Some of the major items donated includes utensils, stationery items, Bedsheets etc.

The visit by the principal and staff to the Navjeevan centre on the second day 3rd Dec elated the spirit of participants. The interaction with the Navjeevan students and staff and experience sharing by the teacher-trainees have given a sense of fulfilment to both team PCER and Navjeevan Centre.

Overall, the 3-day stay-in community service programme was one such activity which created a great sense of accomplishments to PCER students. They considered it as a ‘meaningful act of love and care’ from their side to the needy ones.

Gist of Service from PCER to Navjeevan Centre.

Sports Day Report 2019-20

The Annual Sports Meet 2019-20 of the Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur was held on 2nd December, 2019 at the RCF Sports ground.

The day began with the Inaugural ceremony which was hosted by Dr. Swasti Dhar, Asst. Professor. The Chief Guest for the Sports Meet, Dr. Bhaskar Thube was warmly welcomed by the staff and students of Mahatma Education Society, Chembur. During the addressal Dr. Thube highlighted the need for physical exercise and training which is taking a back seat with internet and smart phones access to every school going child. After the Chief Guest declared the Sports Meet open, the events starting rolling and the sports field was abuzz with students competing for the winning position at every events. Announcements for every event, the sprinting athletes, the cheering audience, the proudly beaming winners on the victory stands, each was a delectable sight. The teaching, non teaching and student volunteers worked together to bring every event to completion without hassles. There was a spirit of sportsmanship, commaraderie and cheer in the air.

The B.Ed. students participated in the events like 100 m Running Race, Marble and Spoon, Shot put and Broad jump. The B.Ed. students participated wholeheartedly and won many prizes. The Overall Championship (girls) was awarded to Ms. Sabina Rose of S.Y. B.Ed.

The Winners for Shot Put

  1. Ms. Sabina Rose
  2. Ms. AnujaKanse
  3. Ms. Saili Bhaosale

Winners for Spoon and Marble

  1. Ms. Mary Fernando
  2. Ms. Sabina Rose
  3. Ms. Sweety Chaudhary

Winner for Broad Jump

  1. Ms. Sabina Rose
  2. Ms. Bhavika Senghani
  3. Ms. Saili Bhosale

Winner for 50 m Run

  1. Ms. Shilpa Pal
  2. Ms. Anuja Kanse
  3. Ms. Regina Sofistic

The Annual Sports day ended on a solemn note leaving loads of memories for participants and winners.

The ‘Rang De Diwali’ Rangoli Competition 2019

The ‘Rang De Diwali’ Rangoli competition was organized by the CCA team on the 23rd October, 2019 in the Multipurpose hall of PCER Chembur, at 3.30 p.m.

The competition was a group competition, the theme being ‘Diwali’. There were 8 groups participating in the programme. Each group was allocated space marked for the rangoli. The students worked on their designs and the Diwali feeling was in the air. The students were not in a competitive spirit as they were seen helping each other, sharing their colours with those who didn’t have some shades.

The spirit of camaraderie and festivity was seen all over the place. The judges for the event Dr. Swasti Dhar and Ms. Parveen Arif were impressed with the designs and found it difficult to decide on the winners as each one displayed the essence and spirit of Diwali.

The Principal and teachers appreciated and congratulated the efforts by the students who had participated in making the ‘Rang de Diwali’ competition truly colourful.

Diwali Celebration 2019-20

The Diwali celebration 2019 was organized by the Student Council of PCER on the 24th October, 2019 in the Multipurpose Hall at 2 p.m.

The programme began with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal and the special guests. The prayer song rendered by the students built the spiritual aura necessary for the programme. With the blessings of the Almighty the programme continued with students highlighting the need for aeco friendly Diwali which was depicted through a skit. The diya dance and the Bollywood beat group dance regaled the audience. The speech on the significance of Diwali and the Principal message highlighted the need to have a safe and pollution free Diwali and that Diwali is a festival of lights and not sound.

JAM (Just a minute) session organized by the Sports Club enthralled the audience as no student was left behind. Every student enjoyed participating in the amusing JAM games and the hall was filled with joy and happiness as the prizes were given away.

The prize winners of the various competition held in the semester were awarded Certificates of Merit and participants were awarded Participating certificates.

The programme was well appreciated and the teachers and students were thanked and appreciated for making this programme a grand one.

Extension APY Activity 2019-20

PCER Chembur a part of DLLE (Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension) project started by Mumbai University. DLLE established on 12 October, 1978 and has been recognized as a Statutory Department of the University of Mumbai since 1994 to promote a meaningful and sustained rapport between the Universities and the community. Its mission is to maintain the voice of helping professional focused on serving college and university students in a mental health setting. The working motto of DLLE is, ‘Reach to the Unreached’, to facilitate the sensitization of the student to the socio-cultural realities, the Department offers for the students, extension work projects encompassing social issues. The student is awarded Ten Additional Marks at the final exam for a project on completion of 120 hours of work and the submission of a project report, which are undertaken by degree college students.

The second year students have taken up Annapurna Yojana (APY) project. This activity has been designed to encourage the student to try their hand at entering the field of small scale business. Hence this activity is designed to make students understand the concept of small scale business and increase self-reliance approach.

On 9th & 10th October a food stall was set up by the students and the food was served by the students. It was arranged between 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both the days. There were food stalls of various snacks like Idle chatni, Sevayya, Kheer, Sandwiches, samosa, vegetable Biryani, Chicken Biryani etc.

All the students, teaching and non-teaching staff, parents of School children from MES Chembur campus enjoyed the delicious food served by the students. The participating students as well as other students enjoyed a lot during food.

Community Service – PCER in Collaboration with Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur (SIBC)

Date: 9th and 10th October, 2019
Venue: MES Chembur Campus
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai College of Education and Research Chembur organized Jumble Sale, as a part of various community service activities. It’s a fundraising event, and organized on 9th and 10th October, 2019 at the MES Chembur Campus (Multipurpose Hall). This year the jumble sale is organized in collaboration with Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur and donated the raised funds for the various charitable activities conducted by SIBC. PCER students collected items like Clothes, shoes, jewellery, curtains, bedsheets, books, bags, games and other household articles were collected which were in good condition and put up for sale at very marginal prices of Rs. 10 to Rs. 100 per item. The Jumble Sale attracted a huge crowd and the visitors were excited about purchasing just before the festive season. More than 300 people from the nearby under privileged localities, visited the Campus and took maximum benefit from this sale.The clothes and other goods which were remaining after the sale given to Manav Jeevan Trust.

The event was successfully co-ordinated by Dr. Reni Francis and team PCER. They raised an amount of Rs. 20,780.

Press Release

It was a learning experience as our student-teachers and I participated in @dna clean-up activity in #JuhuBeach today from 5 am, to clear the remains post #GanapatiVisarjan, Pcer Chembur takes a step towards Swaach Bharat Abhiyaan and catering to SDG’s

Felizia Intra Collegiate Competition 2019

PCER organized an intra collegiate competition for the students of F.Y B. Ed and S.Y. B. Ed consisting of a wide array of events with the objective of enabling the student teachers to display their various talents and creativity. The overall theme for the event was Multicultural India. The various events were held in the premises of the Chembur campus. The events included a poster competition wherein the students presented posters made individually or as a group related to the theme. The events were categorized in to two groups. Group A events included Ad Mad Show, Extempore Elocution- Voice your Views and Dance Mania. Group B events included Mehendi, Nail Art, Eye Mask competition. The students showed enthusiastic participation in all the events. The judges evaluated the various events and commended the participants for their creativity and enthusiasm.

Late Principal Mathews Chacko Intra-collegiate Extempore Elocution Competition

Late Principal Mathews Chacko Intra-collegiate Extempore Elocution Competition was held on the 26th September, 2019 at 3 p.m. in Room No. 401.

The Chief Guest for the programme was Dr. Sunita Magre, Chairperson, Board of Studies, University of Mumbai. She congratulated the Principal, Faculty and the Student Council for organizing extempore competition with the theme on ‘Values’ during the Gandhian week celebration.

The participants were given topics on the spot and with ten minutes for preparation. They expressed the views on the various topics and provided great insights to the audience and enabled them to view issues in new light.

The winners were declared by the Judges for the Competition, Mr. Anil Bewoor from CEHS and Ms. Parveen Arif from MNDC.

The programme ended with the vote of thanks and appreciation for making this event a grand success.


1st PrizeMs. Shweta Pandey
2nd PrizeMs. Tamanna Khan
3rd PrizeMs. Niharika Singh
Special Assembly

Hindi Diwas
It was on 14th September, 1949 that Hindi, along with English, was accepted as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly. It was from 1953 onwards that Hindi Diwas came to be celebrated annually on 14th September in order to promote the use of this language in India. PCER celebrated Hindi diwas on 16th September, 2019 with a lot of gusto and enthusiasm. The programme was marked by speech, poetry and video presentation on the importance of Hindi as official language. The programme was very well appreciated by the Principal, faculty and students of the college.

International Literacy Day
8th September was proclaimed as International Literacy Day (ILD) at the 14th Session of UNESCO’S General Conference on 26th October, 1966. Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of Literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. PCER celebrated the ILD programme on 16th September, 2019 and sensitized the students towards the significance of Literacy and discussed the importance the importance and challenges our country is facing too reach 100% literacy rate. They showcased a skit depicting the relevance of literacy and the consequences of lack of it very effectively. A speech and quiz were conducted to mark the significance of this day.

The Principal and faculty appreciated the participation and performance of the students.

Ganesh Chaturthi
The festival of Ganesh Chathurthi was celebrated with great fervor by the students of S.Y. B.Ed. of PCER on the 9th September, 2019. The programme was marked by speech, bhajans, skit and a meaningful message by the students of Dr. Swasti Dhar tutorial. A video on the historical perspective of Ganesh Chathurti was shown to sensitize the student teachers. The programme was very well appreciated by the Principal, faculty and students of the college.

Teacher’s Day Celebration
‘Teachers are the ones that lead us to knowledge and light’
The most awaited occasion of the B.Ed. students is the Teachers day wherein they express their respect and gratitude to their teachers and pledge to be good teachers take up this role in the coming year. The Student Council members presented a wonderful programme where in the role of the teacher in today’s context was highlighted. Poems, Shayaris, and beautiful video presentation on the life of a teacher, highlighted the need and importance of teacher in everyone’s life. The different types of teachers and whom do we choose to be was presented in a lightier vein. The students presented bookmarks as a token of their love and appreciation to the teachers.

The festival of Muharram is observed by the Muslims in remembrance of the sacrifice of Imam Hussain. The students highlighted how the day is observed by Shias and Sunni Muslims. The students of Dr. Reni Francis presented a wonderful programme bringing out the significance of the day. The beauty of the programme was that the non muslim students presented the programme in a beautiful meaningful way.

Onam Celebration
Onam the festival of the Malayalis was celebrated by the students of Ms. Jaya Cherian tutorial. The students decorated the classroom with torans and flower kolams to celebrate Onam. The significance of this day was presented through a story of King Mahabali . The programme was conducted very beautifully and systematically by the students.
The Principal and faculty appreciated the participation and performance of the students.

Independence Day Celebration

On the occasion of 73rd Independence day, the students of Dr. Sunita Jain tutorial and Ms. Vani Achari tutorial of Pillai college of Education and research, conducted a special assembly for celebrating this special day.

The assembly began with a prayer song ‘Aemallik tere bandhe hum’. The anchoring was done by Liza D’Souza and Lakshata Gianani followed by Sabina Rose who gave a speech on the significance of Independence day. As music adds up energy to the atmosphere, Liza, Aisha and Rumana sang ‘Chhodo kalki baatein, sandese aate hai, aewatan mere aabaruhetu’ in their melodious voice. The poetry recitation by Anuja Kanse filled the air with the spirit of patriotism. Last but not the least the pledge by Sayali Bhojane reminded us of our duty to our country.

Coming to the end, our Principal Dr. Reni Francis shared her views and thanked the CCA and student Council for organizing the day. Our General Secretary, Sudha Priya gave a vote of thanks to all the teachers and students. The assembly then ended with the national anthem.

Selfie with Guru

Guru symbolises Dedication, Motivation, Aspiration and Inspiration. Happy and Blessed Guru Purnima to all our teachers and student teachers. As you walk with the Guru, you walk in the light away from darkness of ignorance and you march ahead in realising your potentials.

MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur celebrated Guru Purnima on 16th July, 2019 with #Selfie with Guru a campaign for students to express their gratitude for the contribution of teachers. Our teachers with their student teachers took Selfie in their Practice Teaching Schools

Valedictory Programme

The Valedictory programme for the batch of 2017-19 was held on 24th April, 2019 in the Chembur campus. The programme was graced by the presence of Shri G. T. Ochani, Mr. Bhaskar Thube, Ms. Geeta Menon and Ms. Annama Paul.

The student Council of F.Y.B.Ed. organised a colourful programme of songs, dances, shayaris, poems, games and wonderful video presentation for their seniors. The annual report was read by the General Secretary, Ms. Nanda Deshmukh. The students shared their experiences of B.Ed. and thanked the Principal, faculty and non teaching staff their support and co operation in all their activities.

The highlight of the programme was the felicitation of our Principal, Dr. Sunita Wadikar at the 20th Principals’ Conference, Anand, Gujarat for being the proud recipient of the Award in appreciation of excellent performance and high grade in Assessment & Accreditation by NAAC. Ma’am was also awarded the Best Paper award by Higher Education Forum, Mumbai.

Our faculty, Ms. Vani Achari was felicitated for being the proud recipient of RACE-2019 Bangkok Award for ‘Best Thesis’, ‘the Bright Educator Award 2018’ by I2OR, ‘the IARDO Award for Promising Educators-2018’, ‘the Bharat Ratna Dr.Abdul Kalam Gold Medal Award for excellence in the field of education’ and ‘the Outstanding Teacher Educator Award’ by the ASIA-ARAB SUMMIT.

Our ex faculty Dr. Sandhya Sarwade and Dr. Vinita Desai were remembered and appreciated in absentia for receiving their doctoral degree and Dr. Sneha Raikar for taking up the post of principal of Jogeshwari Education Society Junior college of Arts, Science and Commerce.

The students received certificates for the Best Action Research, Most Committed Student, Best handwriting, Best student Academics, Best contribution Culturals, walking the extra mile etc. Winners of the Nationwide competition for Laws related to Women organised by NCW, New Delhi were felicitated with certificates and cash prizes.

Principal ma’am and the teachers wished the students best of luck for their future as the students bid their seniors an emotional farewell.

Inter Collegiate Competition

Prize NameEventOrganised by
2nd PrizeMs. Pallavi PriyaPoetry Recitation CompetitionPratyush – KJ Somaiya College of Education and Research
1st Prize Ms. Bhavika SenghaniaMehendiValeur -
Pillai College of Education and Research
2nd PrizeMs. Sabiha KhanMehendi
2nd PrizeMs. Afreen SheikhMs. Afreen Sheikh
2nd PrizeMs. Sophia RodriguesEssay Writing
1st PrizeMs. Jincy James, Ms. Satyapriya Chellamani, Ms. Subashri Sekar, Ms. Jayashree Balraj, Ms. Shamira Banu, Ms. Pooja Yadav, Ms. Sapna Diwakar, Ms. Pattu Subramanian, Ms. Hepzibah RaniGirls Box CricketMridaang -
R R College of Education and Research
2nd PrizeMs. Subashri Sekar, Ms. Jincy James, Ms. Hepsibah Rani, Ms. Jayshree Balraj and Mr. Vidyasagar SharmaLagoriMridaang -
R R College of Education and Research
Intra Collegiate Competition

1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd prize

Ms. Jincy James
Ms. Niharika Singh
Ms. Pooja Kjhatri
Principal Mathews Chacko Memorial Collegiate Extempore competition
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Ms. RinkalShenghani
Ms. SubashriSekar
Ms. HepsibahNadar
Gandhian Values Poster Competition
1st Prize
2nd Prize
Ms. Pooja Khatri
Ms. Sayma Khan
Slogan Competition
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Ms. Niharika Singh
Ms. Neelam Gupta
Ms. ChandniJaiswar
She – O - Shayari competition
1st PrizeMs. Nityanandi Nadar, Ms. Amala Roshi,
Ms. Sabina Rose
Poster Competition on the occasion of Women’s day – ‘Balance for Better’
2nd PrizeMs. Shaheen Parveen, Ms. Mifrah Imtiaz
3rd PrizeMs. Nitika Pal, Ms. Pallavi Priya, Ms. Rehana Shaikh, Ms. Sweety
Nation Wide Competition Sponsored by National Commission for Women

1st PrizeKhan Farheen Irshad Ahmed Naziya Begum
Hashmi Jahaara Mohd Lallan
S.Y. B.Ed.
2nd PrizeRamalakshmi LakshmananF.Y.B.Ed.
3rd PrizeMidday Tamanna AsmaulF.Y.B.Ed.
Gala Bhakti TimirS.Y. B.Ed.
Nadar Neetyanandi Laxman BhauF.Y.B.Ed.
Doshi Radhika Kirti MonaF.Y.B.Ed.
Komal Bipin KumarF.Y.B.Ed.
Samuel RebekkaS.Y. B.Ed.
Diwali Celebration

Diwali celebrations for the F.Y. and S.Y. B.Ed students was held on 31st October 2018 in the Chembur campus. The evening was marked with a Musical presentation from Ramayana, dance, Speech of the significance of Diwali, Dance and Games to cheer up the spirits by the students. The students emphasized on the celebration of Diwali as the festival of lights and not sound and to refrain from bursting crackers as adults. Principal appreciated the display of talents and congratulated the teachers and students for the same.

Extension activity report for 2018-19

PCER Chembur encourage students to get involved in various activities organized by DLLE University of Mumbai. The various objectives of the extension activates were;

  • To sensitize students towards the needs of the marginalized society
  • To prepare students socially responsible

The FY B. Ed students conducted activities under two categories PEC and SWS. The PEC students carried out lessons in various schools on topics like Health and hygiene, importance of healthy diet, taking care of self, sex education, self-defence, caring our surrounding, responsible towards resources- water, electricity. The student-teachers conducted such classes around 10-12 schools during their internship programme. They also conducted various co-curricular activities to sensitise students on various topics or to develop healthy habits among them.

The SWS students conducted surveys one various issues related to women. The various topics selected were domestic violence, attitude towards girl child, work-life balance etc. The students conducted the survey and prepared the report and submitted to the university. The students conducted street-plays on ‘domestic violence’ on various parts of Greater Mumbai

Apart from the various college level activities, the students participated in UDDAN festival. They participated in Street-play competition and poster-making competition. The theme chosen for the street play was ‘Dowry system. The various extension activities, provided lot of networking and collaborating opportunities to the students. Overall, it was very enriching experience to the students.

VALEUR – 2019
Revisiting Our Socio-Cultural Values

Values are important in life as they help us to grow and develop. They govern our thoughts, words, actions and enable us to take right decisions. People with values have always brought cheer to the lives of others.

Valeur 2019-the intercollegiate festival provided an interactive platform on revisiting our socio-cultural values and making it a part of our lives. On this occasion PCER hosted a variety of events like Mind events – The late Principal Mathews Chacko Memorial Extempore competition’ and Essay Competition, Fine Arts events – Rangoli, Mehendi, Mask Making, Hairstyling, Best Out of Waste and Nail Art events and Cultural events- Street Play competition and Ad Mad Show on the theme ‘Revisiting Our Socio-Cultural Values’. The events provided an opportunity to students to showcase their talents and contribute to enrich their lives with values.

The inaugural function started at 10.30 lighting of the lamp to invoke and seek blessings of the Almighty by the Chief Guest Dr. K.M.Vasudevan Pillai , Chairman and CEO, Mahatma Education Society, Guest of Honour-Mr. G.T.Ochani Deputy CEO (Chembur campus) Mahatma Education Society, Dr.Sunita Wadikar, Principal, Pillai College of Education & Research, Chembur along with other dignitaries. Welcome address was given by Dr.Sunita Wadikar,Principal, PCER, Chembur. Dr.Mary Devakumar was the co-ordinator who briefed the august gathering about the program. The Organising committee included the Teacher-educators, Student Council and B.Ed student-teachers of Pillai College of Education & Research, Chembur.

It was an Annual Intercollegiate event hosted by Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur. It was held on 9th February, 2019 at Chembur Campus. It consisted of 10 competitions. There were nearly 150 participants who registered for various competitions like Mind events, Fine Arts events and Cultural events.

The judges for the various events were as follows:

  • Ms. Geeta Menon, Principal, Chembur English Primary School
  • Ms. Meera Ranjit, Lecturer, Mahatma Junior College of Education
  • Mr. Anil Bewoor, Lecturer, Mahatma Junior College of Education
  • Ms. Parveen Arif, Librarian –Mahatma Night Degree College
  • Ms. Jayshree Goraksha, Director, Computer Department, Chembur English High School

Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar Ma’am appreciated the efforts of the Teacher educators, Student Council, Student Teachers and congratulated all the winners.

Guru Purnima Celebration
Drama and Art in Education Exhibition on ‘Cultural Diversity in India’

S.Y. B.Ed. students conducted an exhibition as a part of Drama and Art in Education on the topic ‘Cultural diversity in India’ on 14th July, 2018 in Room No. 401 at 3 p.m. They displayed artifacts, food, textiles etc from different states and highlighted on cultural diversities across different parts of the country.

International Yoga Day 2018

The International Day for Yoga was observed by M.E.S. Pillais’ College of Education and Research, Chembur on 21st June, 2018. The members of the Student Council conducted the entire programme. The programme began with the prayer.

The highlights of the programme were

  • International Day for Yoga – India’s Gift to the World
  • History of Yoga
  • Importance of Yoga
  • Demonstration of Asanas by the B.Ed. students
  • Practicing of Pranayam by the class

Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar congratulated the students and emphasized the need for practicing yoga in our fast paced lives. She shared that the Add on course on ‘Yoga for Wellness’ which is run by the institution has benefitted the stakeholders immensely. She motivated the students to practice yoga whenever they get time so as to build positivity in their lives.

Prize winners 2017-18

Planit – E - a step to step up E -quality conducted by St Teresa Institute of Education on 1st – 2nd December, 2017Ms. Nanda Deshmukh (F.Y. B.Ed.)
Ms. Nisha Phulwaria (F.Y. B.Ed.)
Ist Prize – Any eco friendly Festive decor
Ms. Jincy James (F.Y. B.Ed.)
Ms. Shubhashri Sekar (F.Y. B.Ed.)
3rd Prize – Poster Competition
Valeur 2017 intracollegiate competition conducted by PCER on 16th December, 2017Ms. Punit Matta (S.Y.B.Ed.)2nd Prize – Extempore Competition
Ms. Sinduja Asaithambi (S.Y.B.Ed.)3rd Prize – Best out of Waste
Ms. Sabiha Khan (F.Y. B.Ed.)1st Prize - Mehendi
Ms. Pooja Yadav (F.Y. B.Ed.)1st Prize – Nail Art
Ms. Sophia Rodrigues (F.Y. B.Ed.)3rd Prize - Essay
Oasis 2017 conducted by Shree Narayan Guru College of Arts, Science and Commerce on 15th and 16th December, 2017Mr. Chaithra Kumar (F.Y. B.Ed.)1nd Prize – Accounting test
Ms. Swati Gujral (S.Y. B.Ed.) 2nd Prize – Accounting test
Zeel fest conducted by Guru Nanak College on 1st January, 2018Ms. Nanda Deshmukh (F.Y. B.Ed.)
Mr. Kunal Anand (F.Y. B.Ed.)
1st Prize – Debate
Talent Mania conducted by Mahatma Night Degree College on 6th – 7th January, 2018Ms. Sabiha Khan (F.Y. B.Ed.)2nd Prize - Mehendi
BTTC – HUM TUM conducted by Bombay Teachers Training College on 8th February, 2018Mr. Nikhil Fernandes (F.Y. B.Ed.)2nd Runners Up – Personality Contest
Mridaang 2018 conducted by R.R. College of Education 22nd - 24th February, 2018Cricket team (F.Y. B.Ed.)1st Prize – Box Cricket
F.Y. B.Ed. team Runner Up
Ms. Shilpa Sen (F.Y. B.Ed.)1st Prize - Quiz
Ms. Sabiha Khan (F.Y. B.Ed.)2nd Prize - Mehendi
Ms. Pooja (F.Y. B.Ed.)2nd Prize - Nail Art
Conducted by HJ college of EducationMs. Sivaranjini (S.Y. B.Ed.)1st Prize - Essay Competition

Extension activity report for 2017-18

With the objective of sensitizing students towards the needs of the marginalized people and make students socially responsible, PCER Chembur urge students to get involved in various activities organized by DLLE University of Mumbai.

As a part of the extension activities, the FY B. Ed students conducted activities like lessons in various schools on general topics like Health and hygiene, importance of healthy diet, taking care of self, sex education, self-defence, caring our surrounding, responsible towards resources- water, electricity. The student-teachers conducted such classes around 12-14 schools from greater Mumbai.

The students also conducted surveys regarding the various issues related to women. The various topics selected were domestic violence, attitude towards girl child, work-life balance etc. The students conducted the survey and prepared the report and submitted to the university.

Apart from the various college level activities, the students participated in UDDAN festival. They participated in Street-play competition and poster-making competition. The theme chosen for the street play was ‘Girl child’. The various extension activities, provided networking and learning opportunities to the students. Overall, it was very satisfying experience to the students

CCA Report 2017 – 18

Co-curricular activities are an essential part of the two year B.Ed. course with its inclusion in the practicum of each semester. It gives students the opportunity to explore their abilities and brings out the best in them. Every month brings up some occasion to be celebrated. Some of the co-curricular activities that took place during the year are as follows:

  • In the months of June & July – The main event was the Guru Purnima celebrations. Students held talks on the most inspiring teachers of the world and also expressed gratitude towards their teachers. They also spoke about their most memorable moments with their teachers.
  • In August – the Independence day celebrations saw an array of activities. We had patriotic songs sung, inspiring speeches and a skit that depicted the struggles of soldiers. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi was also celebrated. The highlight of this activity was the debate on festivals – a flaunt of riches
  • The month of September saw the celebration of Onam and Teacher’s day. The high spirits of the students were reflected in the Onam celebrations. The students had made a beautiful flower carpet which was a treat to the eyes, the story of Mahaballi was enacted and Kaikottikalli, the popular folk dance of Kerala was performed. The programme transported us to Kerala – God’s own country. The highlight of the teacher’s day celebrations was the humorous skit which portrayed different kinds of teachers and the memorable teaching experiences shared by our Professors
  • October was a dedication to Gandhiji and the celebrations were of a grand scale with speeches and skits based on the life of Gandhi as well as his principles.The month ended with Diwali celebrations. Students enthusiastically participated in a rangoli competition; there were talks on the significance of Diwali as well as beautiful dance performances which filled us with the spirit of Diwali.
  • The theme for the month of November was anti-corruption; the main activity was a skit depicting the issue of corruption apart from the speeches and video presentations on the same.
  • December 3rd being World Disability day, the activities for the month were programmed to sensitize us on the lives of the disabled. The month ended with the Christmas celebrations. The joy of Christmas was felt through carols,a Christmas message was shared and the games and dancing brought a lot of cheer.
  • The theme for January was Republic day which focused on the Constitution of India. Posters, skits, speeches and patriotic songs brought out the significance of Republic day. We also had a splendid celebration for Makar Sankranthi. The skits and dance performances showcased the myriad of cultural forms of this festival in the different regions of India. The kite making competition provided a creative outlet to the students.
  • In the months of February and March – the key event was the Women’s day celebrations and the highlight of this was the gallery walk showcasing inspiring women of urban and rural areas of India. Students had made colourful posters and spoke about their inspirational woman icon.
  • In the month of April, we had Poetry Recitation Competition on Navras – the theme for the month. The TED talk on Educational and Social Issues was a great hit among the students.

We enjoyed participating in the co curricular activities which was very well conducted, the CCA teachers constantly motivated us and ensured that all the students participate and do their best.

Valedictory Function 2018
Poetry Recitation Competition

The Student Council of F.Y.B.Ed. organized a Poetry Recitation Competition on the 5th April, 2018. The theme for the competition was on the different aspects of ‘Navras’.

The Winners of the Poetry Recitation Competition (English)
1st PrizeSubhashree Sekar
2nd PrizeJincy Jones
The Winners of the Poetry Recitation Competition (Hindi)
1st PrizeSeema Maurya
2nd PrizeRahul Shukla

The Principal appreciated the CCA teachers and the participants for their efforts.

Late Principal Mathews Chacko Memorial Extempore Competition

The late Principal Mathews Chacko Memorial Extempore competition was held on 16th September, 2017 at Chembur campus. The theme for the event was ‘Values’. The judges for the event were Ms. Namrata Saxena, Asst Professor, PCER, New Panvel and Ms. Taruna Patel, Asst Professor, MNDC, Chembur. Students participated in large numbers.

The winners of the Late Principal Mathews Chacko Memorial Extempore competition were

I PrizeMr. Puneet Singh Matta
II PrizeMs. Nisha Ganesan
III PrizeMs. Siva ranjani Ganeshan
Consolation PrizeMs. Amala Pency
Consolation PrizeMs. Sneha Mykal

Principal Sunita Wadikar appreciated the efforts of the Student Council and congratulated the winners.

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