The Career Centre understands the intricacies of human resource management and therefore coordinates with different educational institutions and tries to provide placement for students. The centre works towards bridging the gap between the requirements in various schools and the career aspirations of the students. The centers’ networking establishes a lasting relationship with the schools, Junior colleges and NGO’s. The career centre also provides for personal grooming, personal support and counseling in seeking jobs in good schools. The centre organizes workshops to equip students for preparing curriculum vitae and appearing for interviews. Personal guidance is given to the student- teachers to facilitate them to take up the most fitting job offer. 57 students have benefitted through the placement services to facilitate placements for student-teachers a number of educational institutions were thus invited for Campus orientation and campus interviews.
Placement Fair – 2020
Date: 4th January, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Chembur Campus (Room No. 301, 302, 401, 402, 403 and 404)
PCER, Chembur conducted its first round of Campus Interviews for the batch 2018-20, second years, successfully on Saturday, 4th January, 2020.
The following five schools representatives had come to orient and interview the student teachers.
- Orchid International,
- Universal Education,
- Kotak Education Foundation,
- The Akanksha Foundation and
- SVM Ratnagiri
Schools submitted their criteria of appointment and fee structure beforehand. So our students were well versed with the schools and based on their preferences attended the interviews. The Placement Cell of PCER had conducted lot of workshops both theoretically and practically regarding facing interviews. So our students were confident while presenting themselves before the interviewer.
Feedback was taken from the interviewers regarding the following criteria:
- Communication skills
- Confidence Levels
- Overall presentation
Though it was their first experience, the interviewers marked them as good and very good.
Campus to School
‘Campus to School’ an initiative of Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Colleges of Education and GEMS Group of Dubai was conducted on 13th July, 2019. The representatives of GMES, Dubai interacted with the student teacher of MES towards career opportunities in the UAE in their various GEMS schools. This interaction was also open to the Alumni of PCER Chembur.
Objectives of the Activity
- To provide an opportunity to interact with the representatives of the GEMS Group of Dubai
- To collaborate and gain more information of international career opportunities.
Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai College of Education at Chembur, Panvel and Rasayani set up an Interaction Session with the GEMS Group of Schools of Dubai. This event was open to all the students and the alumni of MES’s Pillai Colleges of Education. The Principals and Faculty of all three Pillai Colleges of Education were present for the session.
Mr. Michael Guzder, Executive Principal/CEO of The Millennium School, Dubai and Vice President Indian Schools and Ms. Nargish Khambatta, Principal of GEMS Modern Academy, Dubai interacted with the students and the alumni and introduced their group, its vision and mission and elaborated upon what they are looking for in the teachers they would recruit and also highlighted the recruitment process that they would follow in the month of October and January every year. After the interaction was complete, the students and the Alumni were given ample time for an informal one-to-one interaction with the guests. The event culminated over lunch.
Workshop on Resume Writing 2019-20
Date: 25th June, 2019
Venue: Room 401
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Resource Person: Dr. Swasti Dhar
Objectives of the workshop
- To introduce the student-teachers to the concept and contents of a Resume.
- To help students identify their strengths and weaknesses from a professional point of view.
- To enable students to recognise a contemporary format of a resume.
- To ensure that the student-teachers create a rough format of their own resume.
On the 25th of June, 2019, the Career Cell of PCER organised a workshop on Resume Writing for the students of S.Y. B. Ed. that is, the Batch of 2018-20, Semester III students. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Swasti Dhar.
The purpose of a Resume is to ensure that a person is selected for an interview call. The students were introduced to the concept of a Resume and how it differs from a CV. They learnt that a complete Resume includes a CV as well as a Covering Letter. They were also learnt the format of a typical resume which is used by in the teaching profession.
There are some basic questions that one needs to ponder over before one sits to pen down one’s Resume. These are not only broad questions regarding what kind of a school/ job one wishes to engage with and narrower ones such as what are one’s expectations regarding salary, work timings, non-academic duties which one will be willing to take up.
One needs to reflect deeply on what the schools (to which they will be applying) want from them and what are the strengths and positive qualities that they bring to the table and pen it down to fit all the relevant details into one to two pages.One has to ensure that they present a positive picture of themselves so that their resume is selected for an interview call.
The session was interactive and supplemented by a powerpoint presentation.
Dr. Swasti Dhar explains a few points during the Workshop
Krupa Talekar D Mello is our alumnus from batch 2009-10. She conducted a session for the B.Ed students on 27/03/2019 (Wednesday) in the classroom. Her qualification is M.A (English) B.Ed, Diploma in French Language. She is also a Degree holder in Bharatnatyam. With the rich experience in teaching and being a partner in running an academy for students, she shared her experiences with the B.Ed students.
She spoke to students about the different options they can choose after doing B.Ed. She motivated the students that being a teacher in a school is not the last option always. Krupa spoke about being independent and being positive about whatever one is doing. She also spoke about the importance of English language in today’s globalised world. Krupa shared few anecdotes of her life and how she learnt language while she was graduating, thus telling the students that learning language can be done at any age and we need to have a will for it.
Further she oriented students about her classes, how it started, how sessions are conducted, what are the type of students they cater too, their philosophy. She encouraged students to think about various opportunities that one has after B.Ed. To conclude she allowed students to ask her questions, if and to clarify their doubts.
Session Name: Set Induction Skills
Date: 17th Sep, 2018
Resource Person: Ms. Shubadra Shenoy
The session on, how to make Set Induction more interesting and innovative was conducted be Subhadra Shenoy, Principal of Little Angels International School. She is the alumnus of Pillai College of Education and Research. The session was conducted on 17th of October at PCER from 3-4 p.m.
The proceedings began with our respected principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar ma’am addressing the audience. It was followed by a formal introduction of Mrs. Subhadra by Dr. Swasti Dhar, assistant professor at PCER.
The speaker introduced the session by a creative comparison of the starters of our meal and she elaborated on the fact that just the way starters are important for a good meal, same is the importance of Set Induction for a good lesson. The session was very interactive and enriching as ma’am gave us how to plan interesting Set Induction. She demonstrated a list of Set Induction which could be put to use and explained the methodology and timings of its use. She explained many Set Induction to name a few are Hangman, Curriculum Cartoon, Pictionary, Shape a Story, Report Writing, Passing the Parcel, Jigsaw-Puzzle, Post a letter, Mystery Bag, KBC, Beat the Teacher. She involved the entire class by engaging in group and pairing activities and beautifully explained the importance of group activities. She also encouraged the class to include these activities in their lesson to make it more enjoyable and fun.
The session ended with vote of thanks to the speaker by Ms. Bhakti Gala.
Mock Interview Session
Date: 12th Oct, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Teacher Educator: Dr. Sunita Jain
- To develop confidence among student teachers to face interviews.
- To acquaint student teachers of probable questions asked during interviews.
- To face mock interviews.
Plan of action:
A mock interview is an emulation of a job interview used for training purposes. The conversational exercise resembles a real interview as closely as possible, for the purpose of providing experience for a candidate.
The teacher educator gave instructions how to face an interview. Basic understanding of body language and confidence level was discussed in length. Students were randomly called on the dais to face the mock interview. Questions like:
- Speak about yourself
- What are your strengths?
- What are your weaknesses?
- Where do you see yourself five years from now in your career graph?
- Why do you want this job?
- What is your expected salary? etc
As the student teacher was facing the mock interview, the entire class was noting down the key points. Further, feedback was given to the particular student teacher to improve upon his communication skills. Student teachers gained a lot to handle upcoming real interviews.
Workshop on Effective Personality and Grooming Skills – 25th February, 2017
An image is not what one sees but how one sees it.
An interactive Workshop on Effective Personality and Grooming Skills was organized by Career Cell, PCER Chembur on 25th February, 2017. The resource person Ms. Ruby Baksi from AVM School, Bandra conducted the workshop for all the second year B.Ed. students. Ms. Ruby undertook activities designed to equip student teachers with specific skills necessary to enhance their personality, to prepare them for interviews and resume writing. Important aspects of grooming and know-how of work environment were the other key areas of the workshop. Tips on personality development and communication skills proved fruitful for the student teachers.
Career Cell (2016-17)
PCER, Chembur conducted its first round of Campus Interviews successfully on 17th December, 2016. Five schools (Podar Schools, Avalon Heights, Universal Education, Kotak Education Foundation, and Akanksha Foundation visited the college. The schools oriented the students about their requirements followed by campus interviews.
Schedule of Campus Interview B.Ed. (2014-15)
|Name of the Institution / Address||Contact Person||Contact No.||Email Id||Date of Interview|
|Arya Vidya Mandir, Bandra East||Ms. Shabeena Chikodifirstname.lastname@example.org||28th February, 2015|
|Podar Education Network, Podar Centre, Parel||Shivani Mishra / Radhika Jadhav (HR Department)||email@example.com||22nd December, 2014|
|Universal Group of Education||Ms. Harshada Morefirstname.lastname@example.org, |
|17th April, 2015|
|The Akanksha Foundation, The voltas house, Chinchpokli||Ms. Bhargavi Vishwanathanemail@example.com||28th February, 2015|
|Orchid International school, Andheri East||Ms. Savita Tiwari (HR)||firstname.lastname@example.org||28th February, 2015|
|Illumine Knowledge Resources, Sion West||Ms. Maurvika Patnekaremail@example.com||28th February, 2015|
|Nayak’s Tutorials||Ms. Rohita Sahi / Himanshu Kulkarni||7710010057 / firstname.lastname@example.org||17th April, 2015|
|Kotak Education Foundation||Sanjivani Thorat / Nisha Dixit||9619668126||Human.email@example.com||17th April, 2015|
|Zoya Learning Labs, Udyog Mandir, Mahim||Shanthi Ganesh (Subject matter expert)|
Sonali Mishra (HR Manager)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||27th February, 2015|
|ConnectEd, Khar||Ms. Rikta Doshiemail@example.com||28th February, 2015|
Schedule of Campus Interview B.Ed (2013-14)
|Name of the Institution||Contact Person||Contact No.||Date of Interview|
|Arya Vidya Mandir||Ms. Suneet Chopra /|
|26th February, 2014|
|Poddar International School||Shivani Mishra / Radhika Jadhav||8879591555||---|
|Universal Group of Education||Ms. Harshada More||9820170134/148||---|
|Avalon Heights School||Smita Shrivastav||9820192989||26th February, 2014|
|321 Foundation for Education||Ms. Nandita Shetty||9820901069||15th January, 2014|
|The Akanksha Foundation||Ms. Leena Joseph||9004845277||16th January, 2014|
|Orchid International||Ms. Ruwella|
Ms. Devika Patankar
|26th February, 2014|
|St. Gregorious High School||Dr. Ranjini Krishnawami||022-2520 3790||---|
|Fazlani L’Academie Globale||Ms. Mahera Goel|
(IBPYP Coordinator and Academic Director)
|Aseema||Ms. Clovia Fernandes (HR Coordinator)||022 26407248 / 26430185||---|
|Hill Spring International Jr. College of Science and Commerce||Principal||9869 684725||---|
|Illumine||Ms. Maurvika Patnekar||---|
Details of Placements / Campus Recruitment for B.Ed. Students Batch: 2012-13
|Name of Institution||Contact No.||Address||Date of Interview / Orientation|
|Teach for India||9920011399|
|c/o Godrej Industries Complex Vikhroli, Mumbai||3rd January, 2013|
|Arya Vidya Mandi||AVM Group Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai||20th January, 2013|
|The Aakansha Foundation Voltas House,|
TB KadamMarg, Chinchpokhli, Mumbai
|22nd February, 2013|
|Podar International School||43330014||Podar Centre Dr. Ambedkar Road,|
Parel, Mumbai 400012
|14th March, 2013|
|Universal Education||9820170148/ 34||Universal Education|
Lords Universal College, 2nd Floor, Filka Building,
Malad – East, Mumbai
|15th March, 2013|
Schedule of Campus Interview B.Ed. (2011-12)
|Name of the Institution||Address||Contact No.||Date of Interview|
|The Akanksha Foundation||Voltas House ‘C’, K. B. Kadam Marg, Chinchpokli||9820017129||21-01-12|
|Shishuvan School||King’s Circle, Mumbai||24044064||25-02-12|
|Arya Vidya Mandir||A.V.M School, Opp.St.Andrews College, Bandra (W)||66993700||25-02-12|
|Universal Group||Ashok Van,Shiv Vallabh Road, Dahisar (East)||9820170148||03-03-12|
|Avalon Heights International School||Sector 19,Vashi, Navi Mumbai||65159977||22-03-12|
List of Educational Institutions invited for Campus Interview
|Name of the Institution|
|Elevate Learning, Andheri, Mumbai|
|Swami Vivekanand Jr. College of Science and Commerce, Koparkhairne, Navi Mumbai|
|Hillspring International Jr. College of Science and Commerce (I.T.), Thane|
|Smt. Sushiladevi Deshmukh Vidyalaya and Junior College, Airoli, Navi Mumbai|
|Arya Gurukul International Jr. College of Science and Commerce (I.T.), Airoli|
|Udayachal Primary School, Vikhroli, Mumbai|
|SGKM International School, Ghatkopar(E), Mumbai|
|AVM Society, Bandra, Mumbai|
|Save the Children, Mumbai-36|
|Holy Family High School, Chembur, Mumbai|
|Aseema Charitable Trust, Bandra, Mumbai|
|Kotak Education Foundation, Chembur, Mumbai|
|Billabong High School, Mahim|
|Ryan International School, Chembur, Navi Mumbai|
|Pillai Group of Institutions, New Panvel|