The Annual Day 2019 – 20 of MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research was celebrated on the 17th of 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.
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
- Ms. Sabina Rose
- Ms. AnujaKanse
- Ms. Saili Bhaosale
Winners for Spoon and Marble
- Ms. Mary Fernando
- Ms. Sabina Rose
- Ms. Sweety Chaudhary
Winner for Broad Jump
- Ms. Sabina Rose
- Ms. Bhavika Senghani
- Ms. Saili Bhosale
Winner for 50 m Run
- Ms. Shilpa Pal
- Ms. Anuja Kanse
- 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 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.
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.
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 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.
CONGRATULATION TO THE WINNERS
|1st Prize||Ms. Shweta Pandey|
|2nd Prize||Ms. Tamanna Khan|
|3rd Prize||Ms. Niharika Singh|
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
‘LITERACY IS A BRIDGE FROM MISERY TO HOPE’
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
|2nd Prize||Ms. Pallavi Priya||Poetry Recitation Competition||Pratyush – KJ Somaiya College of Education and Research|
|1st Prize||Ms. Bhavika Senghania||Mehendi||Valeur -
Pillai College of Education and Research
|2nd Prize||Ms. Sabiha Khan||Mehendi|
|2nd Prize||Ms. Afreen Sheikh||Ms. Afreen Sheikh|
|2nd Prize||Ms. Sophia Rodrigues||Essay Writing|
|1st Prize||Ms. 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 Rani||Girls Box Cricket||Mridaang -
R R College of Education and Research
|2nd Prize||Ms. Subashri Sekar, Ms. Jincy James, Ms. Hepsibah Rani, Ms. Jayshree Balraj and Mr. Vidyasagar Sharma||Lagori||Mridaang -
R R College of Education and Research
|Ms. Jincy James|
Ms. Niharika Singh
Ms. Pooja Kjhatri
|Principal Mathews Chacko Memorial Collegiate Extempore competition|
|Gandhian Values Poster Competition|
|Ms. Pooja Khatri|
Ms. Sayma Khan
|Ms. Niharika Singh|
Ms. Neelam Gupta
|She – O - Shayari competition|
|1st Prize||Ms. Nityanandi Nadar, Ms. Amala Roshi,|
Ms. Sabina Rose
|Poster Competition on the occasion of Women’s day – ‘Balance for Better’|
|2nd Prize||Ms. Shaheen Parveen, Ms. Mifrah Imtiaz|
|3rd Prize||Ms. Nitika Pal, Ms. Pallavi Priya, Ms. Rehana Shaikh, Ms. Sweety|
|1st Prize||Khan Farheen Irshad Ahmed Naziya Begum|
Hashmi Jahaara Mohd Lallan
|2nd Prize||Ramalakshmi Lakshmanan||F.Y.B.Ed.|
|3rd Prize||Midday Tamanna Asmaul||F.Y.B.Ed.|
|Gala Bhakti Timir||S.Y. B.Ed.|
|Nadar Neetyanandi Laxman Bhau||F.Y.B.Ed.|
|Doshi Radhika Kirti Mona||F.Y.B.Ed.|
|Komal Bipin Kumar||F.Y.B.Ed.|
|Samuel Rebekka||S.Y. B.Ed.|
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.
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 a.m.by 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.
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.
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.
|Planit – E - a step to step up E -quality conducted by St Teresa Institute of Education on 1st – 2nd December, 2017||Ms. 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, 2017||Ms. 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, 2017||Mr. 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, 2018||Ms. 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, 2018||Ms. Sabiha Khan (F.Y. B.Ed.)||2nd Prize - Mehendi|
|BTTC – HUM TUM conducted by Bombay Teachers Training College on 8th February, 2018||Mr. Nikhil Fernandes (F.Y. B.Ed.)||2nd Runners Up – Personality Contest|
|Mridaang 2018 conducted by R.R. College of Education 22nd - 24th February, 2018||Cricket 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 Education||Ms. Sivaranjini (S.Y. B.Ed.)||1st Prize - Essay Competition|
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.
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 Prize||Subhashree Sekar|
|2nd Prize||Jincy Jones|
|The Winners of the Poetry Recitation Competition (Hindi)|
|1st Prize||Seema Maurya|
|2nd Prize||Rahul Shukla|
The Principal appreciated the CCA teachers and the participants for their efforts.
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 Prize||Mr. Puneet Singh Matta|
|II Prize||Ms. Nisha Ganesan|
|III Prize||Ms. Siva ranjani Ganeshan|
|Consolation Prize||Ms. Amala Pency|
|Consolation Prize||Ms. Sneha Mykal|
Principal Sunita Wadikar appreciated the efforts of the Student Council and congratulated the winners.
PCER, Chembur proudly hosted the Valedictory programme for the first batch of Two year B.Ed course CBSGS 2015–17.
The programme began with the Lighting of the lamp followed by the Prayer song. The General Secretary of the S.Y.B.Ed read the Annual report of two year B.Ed programme. It also hosted a variety of entertainment programme and a glimpse of all the activities through a movie prepared by the F.Y.B.Ed students. The highlight of the Valedictory programme was the Award ceremony where the students were presented awards for their exemplary work in Academics, Cultural, Commitment and walking the extra Mile during their B.Ed course. Mr.G.T.Ochani Sir – Deputy CEO, Chembur Campus provided valuable advice to the students of being effective and efficient teachers. The programme was highly resourceful by the parting message given by and Dr. Sunita Wadikar, Principal as she bid farewell to the students. The programme culminated with the heartfelt gratitude by the S.Y.B.Ed students.
This event also recognised and felicitated our non-teaching staff for their valuable contribution in all the PCER activities.
Values are the basis of human personality. They have an important influence on the attitudes, perceptions and motives for human behaviour. In this context MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur organised an Inter-School Competition ‘VALEUR 2016’. The theme for the event was on ‘Values that guide us’. The theme focussed on the need to be sensitive of the deteriorating value system in our society. The event provided an opportunity to the students to showcase their talents in a variety of events such as Late Principal Mathews Chacko Extempore Elocution, Essay Competition, Story-telling, Drawing Competition and Wealth from Waste. The great response from various schools contributed to the success of the event. The college Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar congratulated the student’s efforts towards value sensitization. The programme concluded with the Valedictory and Prize distribution ceremony.
The United Nations declared 21st June as International Yoga Day. The Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur celebrated this day with great grandeur and galore. The students geared up for the celebration of the International Yoga Day and put great efforts to bring forth the significance of the Yoga in today’s world. The members of the student council put up a special assembly on 21st June 2016 in the premises of PCER to commemorate the International Day of Yoga.
Assembly started with the thought of the day “Yoga is the journey of life, through the self, to the self” emphasizing the importance of Yoga and setting the tone for the special assembly. The thought for the day was followed by students who then enlightened about the importance of Yoga and the significance of it in our daily lives. But to keep the audience interested and motivated live demonstrations were given by our Student Council Members on Parnayama and Yoga thus enriching the spectators with not only the theoretical knowledge but also giving them practical acquaintance.
The event was concluded with vote of thanks who yet again reminded the audience about the importance and significance of Yoga in our daily lives.
The Sports Day event for PCER (B.Ed.) Section was held on 12th December, 2015. The four events for Sports day were shot put, 50mtrs race, Marble and Spoon, Three legged race and filling the bottle. The students participated enthusiastically. The event started at 8.00 am at RCF ground, Chembur. After sports there was award function, where the winners were awarded with certificate and medallion. Later we had tug of war against D.T.Ed students. After the tug of war there was valedictory function, where all the best players were awarded with trophies and certificates.
It was a refreshing experience for all the students as it was followed by the prelims exams. They seemed to enjoy themselves. The teachers were enthusiastic as well. Everybody got a break from their hectic routine for a day.
Day of event: 4th November, 2015
The basic theme of our Diwali celebration was to celebrate the vibrant Diwali festival as a team. The celebration tried to bring out the true spirit of the festival and also gave an insight into the changes that have been corporate in the way Diwali is celebration giving further impacts to the idea of eco-friendly celebration.
The prayer song and dance focussed on the simplicity and goodness of on austere Diwali Celebration using Diyas as pops the message on significance of Diwali and its celebrations across India focussed on highlighting the rich as usual heritage of our country and also touched upon the importance of eco-friendly celebrations. Two skit focussed on Diwali celebrations and the essence of the festival. A quiz was organised as a fun segment for the audience. A medley of chartbusters in the dance segment was pure entertainment. The fashion show was fitting finale to this cultural programme.
Date of the event: 14th October, 2015
Our Tutorial group conducted a special Assembly on Mahatma Gandhi’s childhood which focussed on the positive lessons that we could learn from the father of our Nation.
An Assembly forms a great way to start our day by focussing on good thoughts and values. As it is rightly said that our ‘Thought define’ our Destiny we must ensure to think positive thoughts so that we can spread cheer and happiness around us and make our world a happier place.
Late Principal Mathews Chacko Extempore Elocution Competition, Essay Writing Competition, Mehendi, Wealth from Waste Competition, Group Dance.
Date: 19th September, 2015
Time: 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
The basic theme of this event was to inculcate values, be it social; values, ethical values or moral values through activities conducted during the event.
The Mehendi and Group Dances focussed on incorporating social values with respect our culture.
The Elocution Competition and the Wealth from Waste Competition focussed on incorporating ethical and moral values with respect to the environment.
The essay competition focussed on values in the digital era.
The food mela focussed on social values with special emphasis on team spirit and oneness.
Objectives of the Activity:
- To commemorate Late Principal Mathews Chacko.
- To conduct an Inter-Institutional event.
- To give student participants scope for interaction and exhibit their talents.
The theme for ‘Valeur’ – An Inter-Institutional Fiesta was “Pause to reflect on Values”. On this occasion the college hosted a variety of programmes catering to Cultural, Ethical, Environmental and Social theme. The theme focused on the need to highlight the significance of value system in our society and contribute towards the burning issue on value crisis. The event provided an opportunity to showcase the talents of our students. There were 6 institutions of Mahatma Education Society which participated for this event with a good response of 60 participants. The college hosted events such as Late Principal Mathews Chacko Extempore Competition, Essay writing Competition, Mehendi, Wealth from Waste Competition and Group Dance. The programme began with the Lighting of the lamp, followed by a prayer dance by our student. The event coordinators introduced the Guests, MES, Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Sir, Dr. Daphne Pillai Ma’am and the event to the audience. The rules for the events were informed to the participants. Mehendi, Wealth from Waste and Essay Competition were conducted in the first session. The Late Principal Mathews Chacko Extempore Elocution Competition was conducted in the second session. This was followed by Group Dance competition. The judges objectively judged various events. Feedback for the event was encouraged. Results for all the events were declared at the Valedictory Ceremony. Judges gave their valuable suggestion and advice for the events. The student teachers of Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur organized a Food Mela. The student teachers prepared food from home and sold at the fiesta. It was an encouraging and entertaining event for all the students. Overall there was a mood of fun and frolic.
Dr. Sunita Wadikar – Principal (PCER, Chembur)
Dr. Reni Francis – Asst. Professor (PCER, Chembur)
Ms. Jaya Cherian – Asst. Professor (PCER, Chembur)
PCER conducted the 25th Valedictory Programme for the outgoing B.Ed. batch on 20th April, 2015.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp and prayer song invoking the blessings of the Almighty. The Chief Guest for the function was Mr. G.T. Ochani, Deputy CEO, Chembur Campus. The Heads of Institutions of Chembur Campus graced the occasion with their presence. The General Secretary of the B.Ed. batch Ms. Gladnis Samuel presented the annual report. Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar addressed the gathering and motivated them to do strive for excellence in their future endeavors. A picture collage of the entire year’s activities was presented.
As part of the silver jubilee celebrations PCER felicitated some of its long serving staff and support staff. Those staff that had outstanding achievements was also felicitated on the occasion. The college magazine Dawn was released during the course of the programme. The students were presented with certificates in appreciation for their participation in a wide range of activities and competitions during the course of the year. Students also presented songs, dances that were well appreciated by everyone. The General Secretary presented the vote of thanks and the programme concluded with the National Anthem.
Report on Co-Curricular Activities 2014-15
The CCA in-charge teachers welcomed the Silver Jubilee Celebrations – FELIZIA with lot of rigor and enthusiasm. This year was indeed a year of hopes and aspirations as the institution was gearing all the activities in tune with silver jubilee celebrations. Regular meetings and interactions were conducted to enhance the organization of various events. Every activity was well thought out and planned in view of the Silver Jubilee Year celebrations.
The year started with a huge intellectual feast of a National Level Seminar in 18th and 19th July, 2014. During this event, our Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar was felicitated for her 25 years of excellence in education at PCER. The college Inaugural celebration was full fledged, the students were given an overview of the inception and journey of PCER and also all the activities during the B.Ed course. The CCA took charge of all the co-curricular activities – electing the Student Council Members, Assembly (theme-wise and month-wise), Collegiate and Inter- Collegiate activities, Annual Day, Cultural events etc.
The CCA, under the guidance of the Principal, elected the Student- Council Members through fair elections. Nominations were invited and canvassing for their positions was done. Elections were conducted and results were announced. The swearing – in ceremony for the Council Members were done and a pledge was taken by them. The Student Council took charge for all the major activities for the entire academic year.
The daily assembly was systematically planned theme wise and also month wise. The assembly focused on Prayer, News and Value based stories. Special events were conducted to elicit values for life. This was a very motivational and inspirational beginning for the entire class and provided them with a positive self esteem.
PCER took pride in organizing ‘Valeur’ – an Inter-collegiate event. This event has always had an overwhelming response of more than 15 colleges participating in this mega event. A very successful initiative like all the previous years.
The CCA took up the celebration of the Alumni Day and Diwali celebration in full swing. Achievers of the previous year were felicitated and overall those who had been meritorious during the previous academic year were also felicitated.
The CCA was at the forefront in showcasing a splendid mega event at the Institutional Annual Day and the efforts were applauded by all.
The CCA took deep interest in motivating our students to participate in various inter-collegiate events. Our students put in their best towards every event and won awards in different colleges.
Overall all the activities were geared towards the celebration of FELIZIA.
Report of Celebration of Special Days (Month-wise)
At PCER-Chembur, we believe a great deal in student self-governance and student involvement in the workings of the College. The elections for the Council takes place in the final week of August thus giving the students more than three weeks to get to know and assess each other. The students nominate themselves and also canvass their strengths and preferences for the Portfolios. The overall Council is elected by the students while the Portfolios are assigned in consultation with the faculty.
The Council Election took place on 28th August 2014. The Council was as follows:
|General Secretary||Ms. Gladnis Samuel, Mr. Shelwin Perreira,
Ms. Rachana Ganatra
|Deputy General Secretary||Fr. Sebastian Gomes, Ms. Renu Sharma|
|Academics||Ms. Kavita Balaraman, Ms. Ansu Tripathi, Ms. Prajakta Kamte|
|Assembly||Ms. Smita Gajakos, Ms. Komal Pival|
|Cultural||Ms. Anuradha Dubey, Ms. Madhura Toraskar,
Ms. Rajani Gupta
|Reports||Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Sneha Shah|
|Sports||Ms. Vijayalaxmi Nadar, Ms. Shabnam Pathan,
Mr. Sanjaya Gupta
The gods of Maharashtra and Kerala came together with the teachers and to be teachers of Pillais to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturti, Onam and Teachers day on 6th Sept 2014.
The solemn event began with the lighting of the lamp by Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar followed by melodious chant of prayers and arti to invoke the blessing of Lord Ganesh. The students put up a brilliant performance displaying the importance of eco-friendly Ganpati Idols through a thought provoking skit. They also summed up the importance of teachers in the same skit by showing how teachers influence the life of little children by inculcating the importance of religion and the true meaning and ways in which a festival should be celebrated. The atmosphere got more vibrant with an energetic dance performance on Deva Shree Ganesha and a truly mesmerizing performance on a local Onam dance.
The Principal, Dr. Wadikar spoke about the importance of both the festivals. The teacher’s day celebration was also followed by the oath taking ceremony of the elected students’ council members. The newly elected members were led to take their oath by our Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar. The council members accepted their badges and vowed to fulfill their duties in an honorable manner. The day ended with chocolate distribution to the teachers which were lovingly made by the students.
On 20th September, The Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur (SIBC), which is associated with Soroptimist International, an organization which looks after the interest of women and children at the international level, celebrated World Literacy Day at the MES’s Chembur campus. The guest speakers were Ms. Annette Mascarenhas, President and counselor, National Association of Soroptimist International (NASI) India and Mr. Dyaneshwar Tarwade, Program Head – Apnalaya.
Professor Reni Francis welcomed the guest speakers. Mr.Tarwade spoke to the students about the project Apnalaya and the importance of literacy in a woman’s life. He also discussed about women empowerment. He said “Educating a women is important as it changes her thinking”. He concluded by saying, literacy is not the ability to read and write, Literacy means learning everything.
Ms. Mascarenhas spoke about the literacy programs of the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and said that education is the soul of the society.
Navaratri represents a celebration of the Goddess Amba, (the Power). Navaratri or Navadurga Parva happens to be the most auspicious and unique period of devotional sadhanas and worship of Shakti (the sublime, ultimate, absolute creative energy) of the Divine conceptualized as the Mother Goddess-Durga, whose worship dates back to prehistoric times before the dawn of the Vedic age. The dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar on which each women follow tradition to wear nine colours on Navratri.
In our college too the students had lined up many activities for each day. Both students and teachers wore the different colours corresponding to each day. The students were engrossed in making diya, dandiyas each day. There was poster making as well and the best ones were displayed on the notice board.
During the assembly the significance of the day’s deity was introduced and students discussed the significance of the rituals associated with the deity. On 1st Oct the college organized an hour of dandiya and garba dances (traditional folkdances of Gujarat). Some of the students and teachers came dressed in traditional attire and kept the spirit of Dusshera. There was mehendi and delicious snack stalls as well.
On 18th of October the ex students of PCER came back to the campus. The chief guests for the event were Dr. Vasudevan Pillai, CEO and Chairman of MES and our last year’s toppers. The programme started with the lighting of the lamp and prayers to the deity. Our beloved principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar welcomed and felicitated Dr. Vasudevan Pillai for completing 25 years of starting a private B. Ed college. She also spoke about the various achievements in our college and felicitated those who were a part of the journey. Dr. Pillai addressed the students and gave a short but guidelines which would help the students in their future endeavors. He encouraged the students to grow and learn and shared with them his in-depth knowledge and vast experience as a teacher himself.
Two of our professors, Dr. Samita Shetty and Dr. Sneha Raikar were felicitated and congratulated on completing their PhD.
The toppers of the previous year also spoke about their experience and explained how B.Ed has helped them to be successful teachers in their respective schools and colleges. Other alumni also gave valuable knowledge on how teacher-education has helped them grow and progress. A vote of thanks was given to conclude the event.
The Alumni Meet was followed by the Diwali celebration. Significance of Diwali was highlighted. The students gave a Bravo performance on how to celebrate green diwali through a skit There were dance performances by the students as well. A quiz competition was organized for the aluminais. The event ended with mouth-watering lunch for all students and teach.
The annual day of Pillai College was celebrated with great enthusiasm on the 21st of November at the Fine Arts Auditorium Chembur. The theme of the event was Cultures in India. It brought together the various institutes of the Chembur campus. There were various performances put up by the students depicting the various regions and cultural events in India. The dances were all based on the different folk cultures like the Bangra dance of Punjab, Bharatnatyam from the South, Rajasthani Dance representing the west and the Bihu Dance from the east. The enthusiasm and energetic performance left everyone tapping their feet to the different beats. The crowd got erratic looking at the locking and popping dance put up by the Night Degree College which also got some students dancing in their seats. The students also gave information on the different women achievers from each region.
December 20th marked the day of Christmas celebration in our college. The event started with a nativity act enacting the birth of Jesus Christ and its significance. They elaborated on the significance of the Christmas tree, candles, Christmas bells, mistletoes and of course our dear friend Santa Clause.
A student dress up as Santa entertained all and added to the festive spirit. Melodious carols were sung by the students as well. Those who knew the wordings joined in the singing the chorus. The event ended by Dr. Sunita Wadikar speaking about how Christmas should be celebrated and how to bring a change in our lives and prepare for our exams as well.
The 152th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda (January 12 2015) was celebrated all over India and in different countries of the world. His clarion call to the nation was: “Awake, arise, and stop not till the goal is reached.” And, this even holds good even today. There was a special assembly conducted by the students. The event started with a silent prayer and the lighting of the lamp and an oath taking ceremony.
There were a list of activities lined up by the students, which included Swamiji’s Sholkas, and later there was an elocution competition on the topic ‘The relevance of Swami Vivekanand’s teaching in today’s context’. The students put up two skits and they enacted the teachings of Swamiji. At the end of the assembly the results of the elocution competition were announced.
From this academic year Mumbai University advocated that each college shall conduct its own convocation ceremony. Thus the students of the last batch came back to college to receive their degrees. It was a solemn evening an all were attired in their convocation gowns. The alumni collected their degree from the proctors of the college. It was a proud moment for all of us.
Intercollegiate fiesta “VALEUR” and Late Principal Mathews Chacko Extempore Competition was held on 13th September, 2014 – Saturday at MES’s Chembur Campus – Ground Floor
Late Principal Mathews Chacko Extempore Elocution is held in memory of Late Principal Mathews Chacko – PCER, Chembur. The Extempore Elocution has bloomed into a new branch for the last three years with an Intercollegiate fiesta “VALEUR”. The theme for the event was: “Your attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs and expectations”. The theme focuses on the need to highlight the significance of values system in our society. The college also introduced “FELIZIA” – Silver Jubilee Celebration of Pillai College of Education and Research, imparting quality education and aiming g in making a difference. The event provided an opportunity to showcase the talents of students. The Intercollegiate fiesta hosted 7 events.
- Wealth from Waste
- Poster competition
- Essay competition
- Late Principal Mathews Chacko Extempore Competition
- Singing Competition – Solo and Group
The event witnessed an overwhelming response from the colleges and students. There were 74 participants from 15 colleges.
- St. Xaviers Institute of Education
- Pillai HOC College of Education
- Pushpanajali College of Education
- Pillai College of Education, Panvel
- Thakur College of Education
- Somaiya College of Education
- Guru Nanak College of Education
- K. K. College of Education
- Pillai College of Education, Chembur
- Anjuman Islam College of Education
- Narayan Guru College of Education
- S. L. Women College
- Chembur Comprehensive College of Education
- Akbhar Peerbhoy College of Education
- Gokhale College of Education
The event began with the lighting of the lamp and invoking Almighty God’s blessing in all the endeavours. The Chief Guest for the Inaugural session was Ms. Sheelu Mathews and the Guest of Honour was Mr. G. T. Ochani – Deputy CEO, Chembur Campus. Our Principal delivered the Welcome Address and introduced the participants to the college and the event. The Keynote Address was given by Ms.Sheelu Mathews. The judges were also present for the Inaugural session. The rules for the events were declared and the Intercollegiate fiesta began with Late Principal Mathews Chacko Extempore Elocution Competition. after the elocution, the other events were held simultaneously followed by sumptuous lunch provided by the APY (Anna Poorna Yojana) students. The fiesta continued in galore with the singing competition.
The Valedictory session was addressed by the chief guest Dr, Padma Rangan. The event came to its closure with distribution of certificates to the winners.
Participants from other colleges gave their feedback of the event, it was well appreciated and acknowledged by all. The programme achieved success under the able guidance of our Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar and the tireless and spontaneous efforts of all the faculty members. a special mention of the non-teaching faculty who were instrumental in the entire setup of the event. Our Student Council and all the students offered their relentless service towards the success of this event.
Truly the intercollegiate event bloomed with the message of values in all its events.
Students of the current batch organised APY on 13th September, 2014 on the occasion of Intercollegiate Event Late Principal Late Mathew Chacko Extempore Competition. A variety of food and non food items were sold.
Students’ Council 2013-14
One of the first major activities that takes place in the new academic year is the selection of the Students’ Council. The Student Council is a collection of students who come together and, with the active support and guidance of the teacher in-charge, take over the day to day interactive activities of the college. The council is led by the General Secretaries (G.S.) who act as an intermediate between the student body and the Principal and faculty. The various posts and the students chosen to represent the student body this year were as follows:
On 23rd March 2014, our college organized an educational visit to the educational institutions under the umbrella of Pillai Group of Institutions at Panvel, New Panvel and Rasayani.
We were fortunate to have the Chairman and CEO of Mahatma Education Society, Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Sir, amongst us throughout this interesting journey. The Professors and the students got an opportunity to visit the institutions par excellence. The state-of–the-art infrastructure and other physical resources captured everyone’s mind. We enjoyed the sumptuous lunch- Kerala Sadya which was served to all of us on a banana leaf. Dr. Pillai Sir’s caring nature won our hearts. We were fortunate to listen to Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Sir, his pearls of wisdom mesmerized us all. He addressed the current issues in education and the dream to build Edunation. The students were inspired by the dedication of the management towards providing the best for the noble cause of education. It was an experience which we would cherish forever.
The festival of colour, was celebrated together, by students of both ‘A’ and ‘B’ division on the 15th March, 2014. All the teachers were present, adding to the festive mood.
The program started with by a PPT, explaining why Holi is celebrated, and the true meaning of the festival. This was followed by a riveting drama on the story of the lives of Prahlad and Holika. Three of our students put up a spirited dance number and kept us entertained. Two students kept up with the entertainment by reciting shayaris on Holi forus. After this, there was another dance performance on a traditional song, and students of both divisions sang the “rang barse” song. The programme ended with every one wishing each other good cheer.
14th February is dedicated to the celebration of love. Love of all kinds, between parents and the child, between the teacher and the students, between friends etc. On Valentine’s day, the class was decorated with heart shaped papers all over.
The dress code for all the students was red and pink. Even the class was done up in pink n red. The students performed quite a lively dance, followed by a beautiful vocal performance. The roots of why Valentine’s Day is celebrated was explained, and how it has evolved over the past decades. Valentine’s Day is the celebration of love. Not only for lovers, but any relationship where love is present. The teachers were also in a jolly mood, and sang a few songs. At the end of it all, the day was brought to a close by a vote of thanks.
Makar Sankrati, Lohri, Pongal
On the auspicious occasions of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, Pillai College experienced a variety of celebrations. The entire atmosphere was booming with festivities.
The Lohri celebrations was very aptly done with the help of a Power Point presentation about what Lohri is and why it is celebrated. It was also put forth in the form of an extremely colorful and vibrant skit wherein people were decked up in beautiful Punjabi attires with gorgeous looking clothes and jewellery and the parandhas. The students also put up a traditional punjabi folk dance. The participants also distributed a special lohri prasad to everyone present.
The audience witnessed the Pongal celebrations on the following day. The class was converted in to miniature South India wherein everyone was dressed up in traditional South Indian sarees. The significance of Pongal was shared and the participants discussed the importance of this harvest festival and portrayed to the class, the way in which this festival is celebrated in south India. The participants also put up a Tamil folk dance. They also distributed Chakkara Pongal- a South Indian sweet (the prasad made on the festival day of Pongal) to the entire class. The audience had a very nice time. Dr. Wadikar also expressed her views on the importance of celebration of festivals and congratulated the participants to create such a wonderful ambience.
The annual day celebration in PCER was held on Saturday, the 18th January, 2014. After the welcome speech and the lighting of the lamp by our Principal, Dr. Sunita Wadikar, the programme started with a prayer dance.
The annual day now being underway, the host of the day introduced the theme, which was, ‘100 years of Bollywood.’ This was divided into 3 different eras, i.e. Black and White, the 70’s-90’s and the modern era.
Songs and dance from each era highlighted the flavor of that time. Who can forget, Raj Kapoor and Nargis and Madhubala’s charms from the black and white days? The performances transported us back to the proverbial good ol’ days. The next era was highlighted by the Amitabh-Rekha pair and Helen’s solo dance. Students performed enegetically on their chartbsters.
The modern era began with a Madhuri Dixit to Aishwariya Rai fusion dance. Next up on the itinerary was a quiz on the modern era. The Deepika, SRK and Ranbir dance struck a chord with the students as this was from recent times.
Christmas is the season for giving and joy! At PCER, too, we celebrated Christmas with a lot of fervor. The celebrations began with a student explaining the story behind the origin of Christmas and elaborated on its significance.
The students then put together an entertaining skit on the story of the three Kings and how they followed the North star to see the infant Jesus. They also spoke about how today people use the story of Santa Claus and exchange gifts during Christmas. Students sang carols and the presence of Santa Claus with gifts of sweets for everyone added to the cheer and festive spirit. At the end, Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar addressed the students and emphasized the values of Christmas that they should imbibe in their lives.
Navaratri or the nine nights, is celebrated with a lot of fervor in Maharashtra and the nine days which are dedicated to the nine different aspects of the divine feminine Shakti is celebrated through worship and dance. In our college too, the students made it a point to do something special on each of the 9 days.
For one, everyone enthusiastically joined in by wearing the ‘colour of the day.’ During the assembly, the significance of the day’s deity was introduced and students discussed the significance of the rituals associated with the deity. The story of Lord Ram’s victory over Ravan signifying the triumph of Good over Evil were enacted and discussed.
On the 12th October, the college organized an hour of dandiya and garba. Most of the students and teachers came dressed in traditional attire and kept to the spirit of dusshera. Everyone danced and everyone enjoyed themselves. After all that’s what festivals are for… to come together as one and celebrate peacefully.
On 3rd October 2013, a day after Gandhi Jayanti, the students put together an event to commemorate the life of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The entire teaching staffs along with our Principal were present for the event.
The day started with an introduction to the event and reminded us that it was Gandhi’s 144th birth anniversary and also Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri’s 109th. This was followed by the prayer song ‘Raghupati Raghav’ by a group of students. Close on the heels of the prayer song, was a speech which touched on Gandhi’s ideologies, mostly with regard to education and also elaborated on the many works that our beloved Mahatma did for the betterment of our country. Next on the itinerary were another song and two skits.
The first skit explained on why Mahatma adopted and chose to walk along the path of truth and how he managed to keep to that path without straying. The next skit showcased the trials and tribulations he faced on foreign shores, mainly, the discrimination he had to deal with in South Africa because of the colour of his skin, and how he dealt with it without losing his calm demeanor. This was followed up by a song “Bande mein tha dum, Vande Mataram”.
The day was then drawn to a close by a simple vote of thanks and a few words by our
Principal on how we can adapt Gandhiji’s principles in our lives.
Teachers’ Day Celebration
On the 5th of September, the students and teachers at PCER got together to commemorate the great teacher Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, whose birthday is celebrated as Teachers’ Day. The day began with the hustle and bustle of students running around to get things ready and completing their last minute preparations for the celebrations, which was held in the college hall, on the ground floor. There was an air of excitement and nervousness throughout the college.
The event began when the students greeted their mentors and teachers in a fitting way. The joy on the faces of the teaching staff was clear to see. Next, the lamp was lit by Principal Sunita Wadikar. Now it was time for the teachers to sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment that their students had put together especially for them. Skits, songs and dances were presented highlighting the plight of education today and what it should ideally be. After entertainment, it was time for fun and games as the roles were reversed and the teachers were made to participate in a quiz and a game in which the teachers had to come up with innovative and comical ways to sell products. This brought out the funny side in most of the teachers.
|General Secretary||Ms. Suma Subramanian, Mr. Pankaj Shukla, Ms. Vanita Durai|
|Deputy General Secretary||Ms. Preeti Mathur, Ms. Evangeline Arulmary, Ms. Trisha Madhani|
|Academics||Ms. Deepika Mehta, Ms. Aarti Singh, Ms. Jaya Athwani|
|Assembly||Ms. Jyothi Malhotra, Ms. Priyanka Siraskar, Mr. Savio Pereira|
|Cultural||Ms. Mansi Salvi, Ms. Priyanka Nair, Ms. Riddhima Guruji|
|Discipline and Cleanliness||Ms. Meherunnisa Kazi, Fr. Joby Kurien, Ms. Parveen Khan|
|Photographs||Ms. Harsha Lamba, Fr. Thomas, Ms. Chandni Singh|
|Sports||Mr. Pradeep Jaiswar, Ms. Dhanya Thoppil, Mr. Sushil Rai|
|Report-writing||Ms. Swati Mukund, Ms. Divya Shetty, Ms. Priyanka Dey|
Students’ Council Oath taking ceremony
The Teacher’s Day celebration was followed by the Oath Taking Ceremony of the elected students’ council members. The newly elected members were led to take their oath by our Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar. The council members accepted their badges and vowed to fulfill their duties in an honourable manner.
What better occasion than Ganesh chaturti to bring people from various communities together? The elephant God is much revered by all Indian, who are set to welcome Lord Ganesha with much fanfare and fervor.
We, at PCER, too had planned various activities to celebrate Ganesh utsav, with our focus being on celebrating Ganesh Chaturti without polluting the environment. The celebration started with all the students reciting the Shloka, “Vakratunda Mahakaya Surya Koti Samprabha, Nirvighnam kuru me deva, Sarvaakaryeshu sarbada”. Which means “Oh, Lord Ganesh, with curved trunk and massive body, the one whose splendor is equal to millions of suns, please bless me so that I do not face any obstacles in my endeavors.” There was a lovely dance performance by some students and this was followed by an enlightening speech illustrating Lord Ganesha’s childhood and importance of this festival The programme ended will all the students taking a moment for deep spiritual introspection with a promise to free themselves from the bondage of greed, the lust for power and a slave of promiscuity and to make God our eternal companion for true peace, happiness and prosperity.
Students and the staff of PCER brought in Onam with gusto. The class was impeccably decorated, which in turn created a very vibrant atmosphere throughout college. The students did a marvellous job with the flower made rangoli they made at the class entrance.
A small, elegant lamp was lit and The Students’ Council 2013-14 take their pledge. Teachers presented with Onam cards placed in the middle. The rangoli drew admiring glances from all the students and teachers who walked past the class. The celebrations started with an informative speech on the significance of Onam and how it is traditionally celebrated in Kerala. The speech was paired with a Powerpoint presentation to make things more interesting. The speaker managed to convey the important information about Onam and yet managed to keep it crisp and to the point. This was followed by a traditional dance, where as usual, the students deserved credit for their hardwork and practice.. Students had also made greeting cards for their beloved teachers and presented it to them after the traditional dance. Next in line was a speech about the role of a teacher in today’s life and how important it is to have a teacher to guide you in the right path and someone to look upto in times of doubt. The celebrations ended with a vote of thanks and the celebrations left everyone smiling.
Intercollegiate Events :- VALEUR – PCER Chembur leads the way!
On 14th September, PCER Chembur opened its door to the various B.Ed. colleges of Mumbai and Greater Mumbai and hosted various co-curricular competitions spearheaded by the annual Late Principal Mathews Chacko Extempore Competition. The theme of this event was Values. The college hosted a variety of programmes on the theme “Great values are built on strong moral foundations”. The theme focused on the need to highlight the significance of value system in our society and contribute towards the burning issue on value crisis.
The event provided an opportunity to showcase the talents of teacher-trainees. 58 participants representing 11 colleges took part in this day long fiesta. The college hosted events such as Late Principal Mathews Chacko Extempore Competition, Essay writing Competition, Rangoli, Mehendi, Nail Art, Bouquet Making Competition, Wealth from Waste Competition, Poster Competition.
The events were divided into two Groups. The Group A event was held from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm, Events such as Mehendi, Nail Art, Rangoli, Wealth from Waste, Bouquet Making Competition were a part of Group A events. Group B event consisted of Extempore Competition. Refreshments were served. Results for all the events were declared at the Valedictory Ceremony. Judges gave their valuable suggestion and advice for the events in the field of art and languages.
At the inter-collegiate level, PCER Chembur student won the following prizes:
- Ms. Swati Mukund 1st prize Extempore competition (English)
- Ms. Kirti Mishra 3rd prize Extempore competition (Hindi)
- Ms. Vasundhara Kaul 1st prize Essay competition (English)
- Mr. Balaji Punnamwar 1st prize Essay competition (Marathi)
The winners of the in-house competitions were as follows:
|1st prize||Ms. Jyoti and Pooja Valmiki|
|2nd prize||Ms. Jinal Borkhataria and Ms. Ruchi Shah|
|Wealth from Waste|
|1st prize||Ms. Neha Upadhaya and Ms. Priyanka Siraskar|
|2nd prize||Ms. B.S. Thripurasundhari|
|3rd prize||Ms. Bhavana Tuplonde|
|1st prize||Ms. Rajashree|
|2nd prize||Ms. Poonam Jaiswar|
|3rd prize||Ms. Suman Ananthnarayanan|
|1st prize||Ms. Ayesha Ansari|
|2nd prize||Ms. Pooja Valmiki|
|Sports - Chess|
|1st prize||Ms. Sharon D’souza|
|Sports - Carrom (Doubles)|
|1st prize||Mr. Virendra Baniya and Ms Pooja Valmiki|
PCER – Chembur takes on the world
- Thakur Shyamnarayan College of Education and Research, Kandivili had conducted a story telling and recitation competition on the theme ‘Vasudaiva Kutumbakam’ or ‘The world is one’. Ms. Jyothi Malhotra won the first prize in story telling competition in English and Ms. Mariyyam Shohrat second prize for poetry recitation in Hindi.
- In order to promote the importance of Science, the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science organised a teaching Aids competition in the field of Maths and Science at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre on the 28th February, 2014. Ms. Jyothi Malhotra, Ms. Vasundhara Kaul and Mr. Pradeep Jaiswar secured second position in the same.
- Bombay Teachers Training College, Colaba organised an intercollegiate Personality Competition and Dance competition. Ms. Ms Divya Shetty and Ms. Vasundhara Kaul participated in the personality contest while Ms. Kashmira Khot and Ms. Dhanya Thoppil put up a compelling duet for the dance competition.
- Gokhale College of Education, Parel had organised a poster making competition on the theme of environmental awareness. Posters were invited on the theme of disaster management, rain water harvesting etc. Ms. Archana Khatri, Ms. Dhanya Thoppil, Ms. Priyanka Nair and Ms. Aziza Sayed participated in the same.
- H.J College of Education, Khar, hosted an Elocution Competition on the theme ‘Metamorphosis of Women.’ The topics for the elocution included The 21st century Woman, Social Poverty among Professional Women etc. Ms. Swasti Mukund and Ms. Jyothi Malhotra participated in the English elocution and Mr. Balaji Punnamwar represented the college in the Marathi elocution.
- K. J. Somaiya College of Education and Research, Vidyavihar organized their annual intercollegiate competition ‘Pratyush.’ The theme this year was ‘Des Rangeela -States of India,’ and our college presented a dance-drama on the sub-theme – God’s own country – Kerala. This energetic performance won them the second prize. PCER Chembur as represented by the following students:
- Ms. Suma Subramanian
- Ms. Pooja Valmiki
- Ms. Dhanya Thoppil
- Ms. Kashmira Khot
- Ms. Swati Mukund
- Ms. Priyanka Nair
- Ms. Deepali Sonawane
- Ms. Akshata Sharma
MES celebrated Independence Day on 15th August at the Chembur Campus. The programme hosted by the B.Ed. students commenced at 7.30 a.m. in the morning. The Chief Guest was Mr. G. T. Ochani, Deputy CEO, Chembur Campus. The tricolor was unfurled by the Chief Guest. The NCC cadets conducted a parade. The NCC cadets received their position badges from the Chief Guest. Following this the Chief Guest addressed the gathering. The students from the various sections of MES sang patriotic songs and gave speeches on the significance of the occasion. The programme concluded with the national song.
The students of PCER celebrated Teacher’s Day on 4th September, 2012. The students welcomed the principal and the teachers’ by tying bands as a token of love. It was a short but enjoyable programme which included songs, skit and speeches. Students had organized games for teachers. Students were enthusiastic and managed the whole programme very efficiently. Our Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar through her inspiring message encouraged students to aspire for excellence as teachers. Her words inspired everyone to be morally strong.