PCER, Chembur in collaboration with SLN Global Network and Twitter Organised One Day Twitter India Meet- Up On 3rd January, 2020 at MES’s Chembur Campus
MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur rests on a sound philosophy with clear goals and objectives which help realize its vision and mission. In this modern era, there is a high expectation on teachers as far as nation building is concerned. The teacher training programme encompasses rigorous curricular as well as co-curricular activities. These activities together, provide a wholesome preparatory exposure which helps in the all round personality development of the prospective teachers. Every activity at PCER is an endeavor towards providing quality education.
Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface, through Short Message Service (SMS) or its mobile-device application software (“app”). Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world. Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but was doubled to 280 for non-Asian languages in November 2017.
About the SLN Twitter Meet Up:
Mr Francis Joseph introduced Twitter and the need for Tweeting for teachers and young generation. Mr. Hussein started the programme with the slide on Twitter, the basic understanding to Twitter. He took an interesting session on using Twitter to find and build community, engage in education policy, and to reach out to influencers.
89 students of the B.Ed section took part in the event, they all started tweeting immediately. It was an interesting session, a world of social network that has become the need of the hour.
PCER, Chembur in collaboration with Maharashtra State Commission for Women(MSCW) conducted on 20th January, 2020
Venue: MES’s Chembur Campus
Value Added Course on Digital Literacy
About the Value Added Course:
In developing countries, mobile phones are the most popular way to connect to the internet. But this is not the case in our country today, we have women who do not access the internet even through the laptop or desktop. Because of their lack of awareness, it becomes difficult for them to use internet or even know the magnitude of work that can be done using the internet. Mobile phone today is in the hands of every single individual but their main aim only is to receive calls or make calls, it has to a large extent move ahead in texting and now commonly in whatsapp. But this is not enough, we need to move beyond this. We have to empower them to use the internet which will enable them to have greater access to things. The e-suvidha portal for online access to various government sites, information etc remains only in the hands of few. We need to break this barrier and move ahead and make it accessible and available to everyone especially the women who need to use the mobile phones to a greater extent. Hence this workshop will enable the economically backward women and girls from the urban areas of Chembur, Kurla – Mumbai and teach them to use internet from their mobile phones. This will enable them to do online banking services, online shopping, online payment and also be aware of online malpractices that occur so safeguarding their digital life.
Objective of the Workshop:
- To make women and girls aware of using internet through their mobile phones.
- To acquaint women and girls of e-suvidha through their mobile phones
- To make women and girls safeguard their digital world.
- To enable the women and girls to use internet on their mobile phone thus making their life easy.
Details of participants:
- 210 B.Ed. and D.Ed. students of MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur and Chembur Junior College of Education.
- 20 teachers of B.Ed and D.Ed section
Resource person for the Value Added Course:
Ms. Rupali Kapase: Ms. Rupali, trainer appointed by MSCW for the session on Digital Literacy Workshop sponsored by MSCW. She is a B.E (Electronics Engineering) and has conducted 16 workshops on Digital Literacy till date.
Ms. Ridha Rashida: Ms. Ridha is the Member of Western Region, MSCW spoke about the importance being digitally aware of the various benefits and issues of the same.
Session on Value Added Course:
The Government of India has launched Digital India program with the ambitious aim of making India a digitally capable society. The Women’s Commission has organized this Digital Literacy Program for Special Women for the inclusion of women in rural areas. The workshop aims to empower women by teaching them. This will enable them to contribute to nationalization using information technology and related applications, primarily digital payments.
How to use digital devices (smart phones)
- Sending and reading emails
- Using the Internet
- Using government services
- Finding information
- To make digital payments
- Cyber Security
The government has come up with important plans to make all of us smarter, self-reliant. And they are made for easy access to your app.
One of the most important and important everyday applications and information about women is to use them in simple and easy language.
Your government app provides a one-stop platform for redressing citizen complaints.
Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education in collaboration with MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur organised the Faculty Development Programme for 5 days from 19th to 23rd August, 2019 for transacting curriculum on Community Engagement, Nai Talim and Work education through community engagement in Higher education institutions under the flagship programme of Mahatma Gandhi Nai Talim Abhiyan. This programme is based on Gandhian Philosophy. This programme aimed at familiarising the academicians towards rural community and enhancing skills related to the rural community engagement. It is in this context faculty development programme has been proposed to include both classroom training and field exposure. In our humble pursuit to revive the Gandhian principles of education in the modern era, the Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education and Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai College of Education and Research organized the Faculty Development Programme on Nai Talim and Experiential learning.
Women Development Cell of Mahatma Education Society’s Pillais’ College of Education and Research, Chembur organized a National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, sponsored Training Progamme on ‘Human Rights for Humaneness’ on 25th November, 2017. The main objectives of the training program were to promote an understanding of universality of human rights, international instruments, their principles and methodologies for human rights education.
The Training program was divided into 4 sessions which included
- Introduction to Human Rights
- Human Rights Institutions in India
- Rights of Women and Children
- Rights of Other Vulnerable Groups
The training program was presided by Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Arvind Tiwari, Dean-School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai, CEO, Mr. G. T. Ochani, Deputy CEO, Mahatma Education Society, Mahatma Education Society, Principal, Dr. Sunita Wadikar, Pillais’ College of Education and Research, Chembur along with other dignitaries.
Dr.K.M.Vasudevan Pillai in his address stated that human rights are very essential for leading a dignified life by every individual in the society, followed by Key note address of Prof. Dr. Arvind Tiwar. Followed by sessions conducted by the following resource persons,
Dr.K. M. Parivelan, Chairperson & Associate Professor, TISS,
Dr. Shamim Modi Assistant Professor, TISS,
Dr. Tara Korti, Faculty, Research & Development, TISS and
Mr. Chandrasekhar Chakradeo, Assistant Professor, Chembur Sarvankash Shikshan shastra Mahavidyalya Chembur
Ms.Vani Achari was convener of the training programme.