Women Development Cell


International Woman’s Day

WDC celebrates International Woman’s Day. Students made posters and displayed them through a gallery walk on the theme of ‘Women Role Models’ and performed a fashion show on the same.

Aids Awareness Workshop

Women Development of Cell of Pillai College of Education and Research organized AIDS Awareness Workshop on 4th December, 2017, in the lecture hall, Room No. 404. The main objective of the workshop was to create awareness about AIDS among the pre-service teachers so that they can spread the awareness among the students in future.

The resource person for the workshop was Dr. Shankar Chawla, LCEH, MD in Homoepathy, P.G. Course in Classical Homoeopathy from International Academy of Classical Homoepathy – Greece, Post-Graduate in Preventive Health Care from Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad and has been practising homeopathy from last 32 years.

Pre-service teachers were oriented about the symptoms of AIDS and what preventive measures need to be taken. He clarified the myths and misconceptions of this dreadful disease.

Street Plays by our Students on the Topic of Women Empowerment.


F.Y Students of PCER conducted a street play on 8th March, 2017 on the ocassion of Women’s Day, organized by Women Development Cell in Collaboration with Soroptomist International Bombay Chembur

One Day Training Programme on “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace and Women Rights”

Two Students participated in One Day Training Programme on “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace and Women Rights” organized by HJ College of Education in Collaboration with Maharashtra State Commission for Women, on 27th February, 2017.

Name of Students

  • Ms. Arpita Cherian
  • Ms. Simran Saini

AIDS Awareness Workshop on 8th December, 2016

WDC organizes AIDS Awareness Workshop on 8th December, 2016, at Room No. 404, Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur. The workshop was organized to create a sense of awareness among the students and also to sensitize them on the alarmingly increasing cases of AIDS in the world and our duties and responsibilities as global citizens to spread awareness to the masses on the same.

A short film was screened for students on AIDS to sensitize them and create awareness about the signs and symptoms, modes of transmission etc, followed by a round of discussion and sharing of knowledge and experiences from the students.

Our guest speaker, Dr. Shankar Chawla, (Practicing Homeopath). About Dr. Chawla, Dr. Shankar Chawla is a senior practicing Homoeopathic Physician. He has done his LCEH from Prestigious CMP Homoeopathic Medical College Vile-Parle, Mumbai in 1984. He is a (Post Graduate) MD in Homoeopathy from Ahmadabad Homoeopathic Medical College and has also done an advance P.G. Course Classical Homoeopathy from International Academy of Classical Homoeopathy – Greece. Post Graduate in Preventive Health Care from Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad. Dr. Chawla is practicing last more than 31 years in Chembur, Mumbai, India.

He spoke extensively on AIDS and discussed about the different perspectives to victims, their lives, the society etc. He hrew light on the signs and symptoms of AIDS and also on the dos and don’ts of living a healthy life and how to prevent such a deadly disease. He also encouraged doubts and discussions on various AIDS related myths and misconceptions.

Various competitions were held like the Poster competition, Slogan competition, Campaign, Skits, and Speech etc to sensitize students on AIDS and nurture creativity in them. Students show cased their talent beautifully and expressed their ideas and views through their posters, speech, campaigns etc.

Expressions on 1st December, 2016

Women Development Cell organised “Expressions” on who is the Ideal Victim to Domestic and Sexual Violence in collaboration with Majlis Legal Center on 1st December, 2016.

Medical Health Check up Camp by Pillais’ College of Education and Research, Chembur in collaboration with Rotary Club, Deonar

In an endeavour to raise health awareness and to highlight the importance of regular health check-ups Medical Health Checkup Camp was organized for our B.Ed. students and Support Staff by Women Development Cell of Pillais’ College of Education and Research, Chembur on 9th April 2016, in the Chembur campus from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. in collaboration with the Rotary Club, Deonar.

The following checkups were carried out at the camp.

  • General Checkup
  • Dental Checkup
  • Eye Checkup

There were residential doctors of JOY Hospital for general check-up, doctors of dentistry from Zen, YMT and Girish Opticals for eye check up. The camp ended with a valedictory function in the presence of Principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar and Rotary Club (Deonar), President Mr. Ajit Pappu. Ms. Vani Achari was the co-ordinator for this camp. The camp was a great success as it was able to meet its objectives of medical health check up.

Workshop on Emotional Intelligence on 14th October, 2015

As a part of the initiative of Women Development Cell, a workshop on Emotional Intelligence was organized on the 14th October, 2015. The resource person for the programme was Ms. Shamim Modi, Chairperson, Law and Society, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. A total of eighty students participated in the workshop. The workshop intended to develop an understanding of the importance of EQ over IQ and sensitize the teachers towards the needs of the student community.

The resource person focused on emotional intelligence and highlighted the difference between IQ and EQ in an individual’s life. She brought to light the common beliefs that most people fear that emotions expose one’s vulnerability. She discussed on the five domains of emotional intelligence.

  • Knowing one’s emotions
  • Managing Emotions
  • Motivating oneself
  • Recognizing emotions in others
  • Handling relationship

The session was interspersed with activities which invoked a good response as the students participated wholeheartedly and evaluated their classmates. Student’s confidence was evident through their presentations and sharing after the activity.

Inauguration on 10th October, 2015

The Women Development Cell in collaboration with Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur (SIBC) was inaugurated on 10th October, 2015 at 3.15 p.m. in Room No. 404, MES’s Chembur Campus. The session was inaugurated by Ms. Hasina Khan (NGO ‘Awaz e Niswaan’) and Dr. Sangeetha Raman Giridhar (Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Mamta Maternity, Ghatkopar).


Ms. Hasina Khan delivered her key note address on the theme ‘Women Empowerment; Need of the Hour’, in which she mentioned about women rights and the right to lead a happy, safe and secured life. Dr. Sangeetha Giridhar addressed the students and spoke to them about ‘Health and Hygiene; Issues for Women’. She highlighted about the need for maintaining hygiene and aspects related to sex education etc. She also spoke to them about preventive measures against cancer and other Venereal diseases.

WDC had installed a Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine along with an Incinerator on 15th October, 2015, for the welfare of our girl students. We also conducted a medical health check up camp in collaboration with the Rotary Club, Deonar, on 9th April 2016, in the Chembur campus from 10.00 a.m – 2.00 p.m.

Street Plays were organized on the occasion of Women’s’ Day various social issues prevailing in the society like Dowry, Child Marriage, Infant Foeticide etc.

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