PCER, Chembur observed World Population Day on 11th July, 2021 by conducting an Expert Talk on the Impact of Rising Population Crisis. This talk was conducted through a Youtube interview with an expert Mr. Yogesh Pawar, Journalist, Social Worker and Ex-counsellor, Family Planning Association of India. The interview was conducted by the Deputy General Secretary of the Student Council Mr. Melvin Chacko. The interview covered a range of questions with respect to the policies, issues, challenges and gender perspectives related to population growth. Mr. Yogesh Pawar gave very clear and pertinent information and suggestions with respect to the challenges faced by our country due to population growth.
This activity was in alignment with SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.
The link for the interview: https://youtu.be/l14XqfVDGbk
Doctors have always been an essential part of the society and today’s times has brought to the forefront, importance of doctors and other healthcare workers. In India, the 1st July, which is the birth as well as the death anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, a freedom fighter, an eminent doctor as well as an iconic leader who also held the position of Chief Minister of West Bengal, is celebrated as National Doctors’ Day.
This year PCER Chembur celebrated National Doctor’s Day through an online quiz. The quiz was organized by the CCA department through a Google Form and was distributed via Whatsapp. The Google Form consisted of 15 multiple-choice questions based on the medical history in India. A Certificate of Participation was given to each participant.
The quiz received an enthusiastic response and 196 students had responsed before the quiz was closed the next morning.
This activity was in line with SDG # 3: Good Health and Well Being.
The link for the quiz can be viewed at: https://forms.gle/WDt7dQA29jtk751D7
The celebration of International Yoga Day was organized to give students a platform to showcase and enhance their talents. This activity was aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG3), Good Health and Well being.
International Yoga Day celebration at PCER began with a one-week yoga therapy session towards health and well-being. In this one week, videos by Ms. Shruti Ramanathan – a certified Yoga trainer, were uploaded on the PCER Chembur, YouTube channel.
As a part of Yoga Day celebrations, an online competition was organized for the student community to showcase their knowledge of Yoga through display of poses from various asanaas which were posted on Instagram by tagging PCER Chembur with the #pcercforyoga. The competition received entries from schools and colleges across Mumbai. This competition was judged by Ms. Sneha Pandey who is the founder of Abhayankara Yog Pvt. Ltd.
International Yoga Day 2021 celebration was an expert session on Yoga at Home and Yoga with your Family which was broadcasted through the PCER Chembur YouTube channel on 21st June, 2021 at 11.30 a.m. The experts of this session, Ms. Shruti Ramanathan and Ms. Sneha Pandey shared their expertise on Yoga at Home and Yoga with your Family. Ms. Sneha Pandey then announced the winners of this competition.
This session can be viewed using the following link https://youtu.be/PA9F9z5mRos
This year, the Student Council of the Batch 2020-22 decided to come together and create a video on the year’s theme ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. They uploaded the video on Instagram and tagged and shared it in order that the message travels far and wide.
The video highlighted quotes from famous people who spoke about the need to wake up to the plight that the Earth is facing today and how it is imperative that we align our activities today for a better future.
The activity was aligned with SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and SDG 13 (Climate Action). The video can be viewed at: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CPtGs8_nxDE/?utm_medium=share_sheet
On the 7th April, 2021, the VENTEL Cell of PCER, Chembur celebrated World Health Day by conducting a special assembly.
The assembly was organised by the Student Council, Batch of 2020-22 and was organised via Google Meet.
The special guest for the day was Dr. Shruti Khanna, a doctor working tirelessly at the BKC Covid Centre who gave a message of safety and the importance of sanitation, wearing the mask and maintaining social distance during the Pandemic.
The students of F.Y. elaborated upon the importance and need of good health for everyone in the society.
The Student Council of PCER organized an online programme celebrating Christmas and New Year on 7th January 2021, via google meet from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. The meeting was hosted by Ms. Daisya and Ms. Subbulakshmi who smoothly conducted the entire programme. The programme commenced with a prayer by Ms. Disha invoking the Almighty for hope and stronger faith. The spirit of Christmas was brought forth beautifully through the singing of Christmas carols by Ms. Sherry, Ms. Sherin, Ms. Charmine, Ms. Sidra, Ms. Ayesha and Ms. Darshini. The story of the birth of Jesus Christ was presented by Ms. Juliet through an animated video that reminded everyone of the message of hope, love and faith. This was followed by a video presentation of PCER students which reflected a lot of positivity and motivation as they shared their experiences, learnings from the past year and new resolutions for the new year. There was also a video compilation encompassing all the milestones of PCER in the past year that reminded everyone of the accomplishments achieved by the institution even during difficult times.
Principal, Dr. Reni Francis through the message of RENEW alluded to the elements of the digital world that has become a strong part of our lives during this pandemic time. The programme concluded with Student Council GS Ms. Sherry presenting the vote of thanks.
PCER observed World Cancer Day, International Day of Women and Girls in Science and National Women’s Day on 11th February at 11.00 a.m. through an online programme organized by the Student Council and the Women Development Cell.
The programme was well hosted by Ms. Swatibala and Ms. Jessikamalam who extended a warm welcome to the audience. The programme commenced with a prayer by Ms. Pooja. The wide variety of activities consisted of – a speech by Ms. Poonam highlighting the various aspects related to World Cancer Day, Ms. Monika, Ms. Palak and Ms. Komal enlightened everyone with respect to the significant contributions of women scientists, a video presentation by Ms. Jayashree dedicated to women honoured their achievements, Ms. Jinisha’s speech highlighted the great contributions of Ms. Sarojini Naidu, Ms. Priyanka composed and recited a poem which paid homage to Ms. Sarojini Naidu. Principal Dr. Reni Francis addressed the students on the occasion and by expanding the mnemonic WOMEN highlighted the significant roles that women play in society, their contributions that oftentimes go unnoticed but that definitely enriches lives and enriches the world. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Sakshi who expressed gratitude to all whose efforts led to the success of the programme.
PCER celebrated International Mother Language Day and Marathi Bhasha Diwas on 25th February, 2021 at 11.00 am through a virtual programme organized by the Student Council and the Language Club.
The students of PCER presented a meaningful and well conducted programme anchored by Ms. Alisha. The programme began on an auspicious note with a prayer song in Marathi presented by Ms. Sharaniya. Ms. Sweety through a concise speech provided clarity on the significance of International Mother Language Day. This was followed by Ms. Sudha, Ms. Sapna and Ms. Shivangi who through Tamil, Oriya and Hindi respectively reflected the rich linguistic diversity of India. Ms. Sheetal presented a video on Sanskrit language providing insights into this ancient language of India. A melodious multi linguistic song played by Ms. Jeni conveyed the message of unity in diversity through the power of music.
Ms. Shivani vividly explained the significance of Marathi Bhasha Diwas and the great literary contribution of the renowned Marathi poet Kusumagraj. Ms. Venita paid homage to the illustrious poet with a clear and lucid recitation of the poem ‘Shaharathil Paach Puthale’. Principal Dr. Reni Francis in addressing the students spoke about the cultural heritage of our country, the diversity of languages and the importance of the mother language. Ma’m reflected on the words by Nelson Mandela – “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” and observed that communicating in one language is not to replace another but it serves to augment our knowledge. Ms. Urvi presented the vote of thanks and expressed gratitude to all those who supported and contributed towards the success of the programme.
On the 1st December, 2020, PCER, Chembur in order to commemorate the occasion of World AIDS Day, organised an online session with Dr. Milind Ruke which was streamed live on PCER Chembur’s YouTube channel.
Dr. Ruke is a diabetic foot specialist and a general surgeon from Ashirwaad Hospital, Chembur, who has more than 30 years of experience in the medical field. He spoke to all teachers and students about the nitty-gritties of the human immune system and how one is affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquires the immuno-deficiency syndrome or AIDS. He also destroyed some myths about patients with AIDS and elaborated the caution and care to be taken by all.
He reiterated that AIDS is a disease which is not inevitable and with some knowledge and a few precautions, it can be avoided by all.
This activity was in line with SDG#3: Good Health and Well Being and the proceedings can be viewed at :
The Late Principal Mathews Chacko Online Elocution Competition was conducted as part of the activities held during the Nai Talim Week on 3rd October at 11.00 am. The elocution competition was conducted by the student council of PCER, live online via Google Meet and the participants comprised of Second Year B.Ed students.
The theme for the elocution competition was ‘Role of a Teacher with respect to Gandhian Values’. The competition was judged by Ms. Suma Lerin and Ms. Sivaranjini Ganeshan. The winners received e-certificates. The winners of the competition were :
First Prize: Ms. Shivani Mayekar
Second Prize: Ms. Benazeer Jamadar
The anchors for the programme were student council members Ms. Jeni James and Ms. Alisha Memon who ensured the smooth flow of the event. The judges appreciated the efforts of the participants, the smooth conduct of the programme and also encouraged the audience to take up such opportunities as good communication skills were an important aspect of a teacher’s competencies. Principal Dr. Reni Francis motivated the students to keep learning and take part in such events which would enable the holistic development of their personalities. The activity was in alignment with SDG 4 Quality Education. The Google Meet Link for the competition:
PCER celebrated the festival of Diwali during the special assembly on 10th November 2020 at 11.00 am through online mode. The programme was organized by the student council via zoom meeting. The programme was hosted by Ms. Shivani Mayekar who warmly welcomed everyone and smoothly anchored the whole event. The programme began on an auspicious note with prayers to the Almighty by Ms.Sheetal Kolte. Ms. Disha Karkera spoke on the significance of Diwali , the festival of lights, which is celebrated by all communities in our country. Ms. Alisha through reciting a short poem brought out the beauty and joy of the festival. A graceful dance performance by Ms. Kavita, Ms. Kunali, and Ms.Poonam set the festive tone for the programme. Ms. Abha recited a poem on Diwali by the renowned poet Shri. Mangesh Padgaonkarji provided a vivid description of the grand festival.
A Diya making and Rangoli competition was conducted as part of the Diwali celebration prior to the programme which saw enthusiastic participation from the students. A video compilation of the participants was shown during the programme. The winners were announced on the day of the programme.
The winners of the Diya making competition:
First Prize: Ms.Jinisha
Second Prize:Ms. Sidra
Third Prize: Ms. Rimita
The winners of the Rangoli Competition:
First Prize: Ms. Reshmi
Second Prize: Ms. Disha
Third Prize: Ms. Jessi
Principal Dr. Reni Francis addressing the audience on the occasion appreciated the efforts of everyone in conducting the programme well. She highlighted the importance of unity, oneness and bonding as everyone celebrates together and also the need to light up life with good memories.The programme concluded with vote of thanks by the GS Ms. Sherry who thanked the Management, Principal, Teachers and Students for their support and encouragement.
The students from the batch of 2019-21 gave a pleasant surprise to their Principal and teachers by putting up an online virtual Teachers’ Day celebration via a Zoom call on Teachers’ Day eve.
The entire programme was conceptualised and organised by the Students’ Council of PCER, Chembur and they showed their enterprising and organising capabilities by stitching together videos of their talent. The hour-long programme included songs, dances, a play, thank you messages and even games for teachers and participants. It was an evening of gratitude for teachers and the teaching profession.
The activity was in line with SDG #4: Quality Education and the entire programme can be viewed at:
PCER, Chembur organized a virtual celebration of the Onam festival on 31st August, 2020 at 11.00am via Google Meet. Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, is a time for being with family and friends but this year, due to the pandemic lockdown and social distancing measures, the festivities were carried out virtually.
Onam is a time for togetherness, gratitude for the harvest yield, for enjoying the fruits of labour, and for appreciating the richness and beauty of our culture. The Student Council of PCER highlighted these aspects of the festival through the special assembly organized by them.The programme commenced with a prayer followed by an array of performances in the form of songs, dance, speech and creative presentations focusing on various aspects of the festival. Principal Dr. Reni Francis addressed the students on the occasion, emphasizing the importance of oneness and working together as a team. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks. The programme was highly appreciated by everyone for the creativity and team effort displayed by the students.
India gained independence from British rule on the 15th of August, 1947 and this year marked the 74th celebration of this very important day in the life of every citizen of free India. Unlike previous years when all at MES would be physically present at the campus in order to unfurl the national flag and sing the national anthem, this year, due to the Pandemic, such an action was not possible. Yet, unfazed by the adversities, the students of PCER, Chembur put up an online Special Assembly where the values of patriotism and the love for our country was clearly exhibited.
The special assembly for Independence Day was organized by the tutorial students of Dr. Swasti Dhar. The activities presented were: The assembly started with a prayer to the nation where the students presented a video praying for the good of all citizens in the country. The prayer was presented by Ms. Priyanka Mishra. Ms. Maria Preethica spoke at length about the values of freedom and patriotism. She elaborated upon the time as to how in these difficult times too, we are united in our desire to help the country and how this day, the 15th of August is dear to all of us. Ms. Rukhsar spoke about the significance of the day and the crisis being faced by India and the entire world today due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Her thoughts were with the different sections of the society who were helping each other to overcome these difficult times. The assembly ended with the playing of the National Anthem. Though we are all separated by distance, our hearts are together on this momentous day.
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.
Time: 2:00 p.m. onwards
Objectives of the Activity:
- To be aware of children with special needs .
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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|
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
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.