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The Physics Society
The Physics Society is committed to the cause of spreading scientific awareness within the student community by actively engaging them in co-curricular activities in the field of Science.
The Physics Society was started to promote the development of Science, nurture the creativity and innovation skills of students and to expose them to other disciplines of Science.
Dr (Mrs.) V.S. Dhar
Contact: - Dr (Mrs.) V.S. Dhar
Activities Organised by the Physics Society. (2011-2012)
Visit to Various Research Centers.
The year 2011 has been celebrated world-wide as the ‘International Year of Chemistry’. The Chemical Society organized a number of events to celebrate this occasion. A hugely successful Intercollegiate Quiz competition ‘Snakes and Ladders’ was organized in August, 2011 which saw a very enthusiastic participation of around 30 colleges from all over Mumbai. It recreated the magic of Chemistry through interactive games and demonstrations.
Seeing the fallout in the number of students opting for basic sciences, two lectures were organised: ‘Scope and Importance of Chemistry’ by Dr. A.K. Srivastava, former Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, and ‘Polymer Science: Past, Present and Future’ by Dr Rohit N. Vora, an eminent polymer scientist from USA.
An industrial visit to a pharmaceutical plant in Palghar was organised for the students of TYBSc to give them an insight about the job opportunities in the subject. Summer training internships for the postgraduate students in different industrial/pharmaceutical set-ups were arranged.
As has always been our tradition, students of FYBSc, SYBSc and TYBSc were encouraged to participate in various intercollegiate events in Chemistry. Almost all of them flew the Jai Hind flag high by bagging the top three positions. Special mention must be made of Sagar Sharma of TYBSc and Ankur Awasthy of FYBSc who won the topmost honours in “The International Year of Chemistry” celebrations in several intercollegiate championships at Jai Hind, Ruia, KC, SIES…. . Sagar Sharma also won a Special prize at the Intercollegiate Chemistry Festival at Ruia College as he was the only student amongst all the participants to have bagged a position amongst the top two in each and every competition of the three-day event. He was also amongst the top three scorers in the Intercollegiate Aptitude Test in Chemistry organised by the Indian Chemical Society.
Roots – n - Genes
- Fruit and Vegetable Carving
Computer Science Society
Dot Com Club
Originally started in 1997, with Jai Hind College promoting subsidiary club activities, The Computer Society came into formation. In 2005, The Computer Society was renamed to the Dot Com club. With initial club activity limited only to holding technical quiz. Today DOT COM CLUB is hosting inter collegiate events including Gaming, Programming, Seminars and so on.
Two Main Events Hosted by DOT COM CLUB are
Gujarati Sahitya Mandal
G.S.M. one of the shining cultural associations of jai hind college family invites all students to share their talents and therby enrich their potentialities.
G.S.M. was established right with the inception of jai hind college. since then it has encouraged the students to exploit and enhance their potentialities in various fields like leadership, organizing events, dancing, singing, drama etc.
Every year g.s.m. welcomes the freshers of jai hind college by organizing ‘ friendship day’ 0n a grand scale.
The very first cultural shaw of the college is also organized by g.s.m. wherein students participate with lots and pots of enthusiasm.
JASHNA – THE GRAND ANNUAL FUNCTION OF G.S.M – 2010 :11
Hindi Parishad is a cultural arm of the Department of Hindi. It is one of the most popular language groups. Its main aim is to encourage more and more students to use the Hindi language and learn to appreciate it.
Activities of Hindi Parishad
HP celebrates its annual show, DHOOM, in the month of September. DHOOM features orchestra, fashion shows, Indian and western dances, mimicry and the Mock Show. Besides these cultural activities, HP also conducts literary activities like Hindi essay writing competition, poetry writing competition, poetry recitation, story writing and debate competition. HP also organizes TRADITIONAL DAY, which is always a great success, as it provides students with the opportunity to turn out in their most colourful and dazzling outfits!
Rotaract is the largest world wide youth organizations consisting of more than 5000 Rotaract Clubs all across. It is basically the youth wing of 'Rotary International' and is quite well known for carring out professional development, community service and Global projects. Rotaract Club of Jai Hind College is one such prestigious Rotaract Club based in Mumbai, which is made up of a group of like-minded people, wanting to give their best to the task at hand, surpassing their own achievements and challenging their equilibrium.
It started in 1994 and was revived in 2006 . Currently in its 5th year, it is one of the best Rotaract Club among over 100 Rotaract Clubs in Mumbai and is doing exceedingly well.
With over 350 students in its current year, it boasts of some of the biggest activities in Jai Hind College ranging from corporate grooming to fellowship parties, from international tie ups to community service.
It's activity calender's highlights are the Jai Hind College MUN, the official Jai Hind Prom Night, a major chunk of Jai Hind's CSR activities and a great amount of sports centric events. With increasing popularity amongst the students, its the most preffered choice of Jai Hindites when it comes to going beyond the constricted cubicle of acaedmics and making a difference to onself and the society
The NSS unit
The NSS unit strongly believes in the statement: “A nation as a society forms a moral person. And every member of it, is personally responsible for his society.”
History / Legacy :
The NSS was launched on September 24, 1969 in 37 Universities covering all States.
The cardinal principle of the programme is that it is organized by the students themselves and both students and teachers through their combined participation in social service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks on National Development.
Besides the students, particularly, obtain work experience which might help them to find avenue of self-employment or employment in any organization at the end of their university career.
Purpose / Aim of establishing:
The objective of the National Service Scheme is “developments of the personality of students through community service.”
This objective is sought to be achieved by enabling the students to:
Chairperson and Ex-Officios/ Student Members :
Programme Officer: Udhav Zarekar
Ex Officio’s: Ms. N.K. Jyothi
Mr. Ashutosh Saxena
Secretary: Darshan Furia
Joint Secretary: Nishaat Mukadam
Treasurer: Arjun Chugh
Core Committee Members: Rahul Gautam
Significant achievements so far :
Yearly calendar :
The NSS unit conducts activities under 3 categories; Area based projects, College based projects and University based projects.
The Happy Ganesha Project, was based on creating awareness about the importance of using eco friendly material to make Ganesha idols.
For the Cleanliness Drive students of the NSS were linked with MCGM which helped the NSS members to obtain official ID cards, which authorized us to warn (but not fine) people who littered, spat, urinated etc. on “A” road – the zone which Jai Hind College had adopted.
All NSS members automatically become members of the Red Ribbon Club which aims to create maximum Aids Awareness. We took part in essay competition, the quiz and the scavenger hunt.
For the Disaster Management workshop we had Dignitaries from the Fire Brigade, our Police force, the MCGM and LIHS.
We worked for an NGO called “Navjivan” which works for the upliftment of sex workers and their children. We helped raise funds by selling 2010 calendars for them and took part in the Slogan writing competition.
Marathi Vangmay Mandal
The year 1948 marked the foundation of the Marathi Vangmay Mandal. The foremost chairperson of this committee was Dr. Samudra Gupta followed by Dr. Charusheela Gupte, Ms. Jyoti Salunke & presently Dr. Pushpalata Parshuran Dhuri.
Programs conducted by the Marathi Vangmay Mandal:
1)Dance 2)Elocution 3)Singing 4)Drama
Committee members :
Secretaries: Prachi Apte, Vallari Chourasia, Vinayak Gaikwad.
Started in 1998 in commemoration of 50 years of Jai Hind College, with the aim of spreading the joy of Psychology. A point worth noting is that the Psychology Department was among the first three Departments of Psychology started in Mumbai University.
To contribute to community service and, at the same time, enable students to find various opportunities to develop their skills in the field of psychology.
Students work for various NGOs as part of the Psychology Association activity, thus contributing to community development while becoming sensitized to and acquiring skills in handling special populations such as the visually impaired, children with language problems or muscular control problems, street children and others. In addition, managing the events of the Psychology Association enables students to acquire event management skills. Activities like test administration and interpretation, editing psychology journals and magazines, getting sponsorship, and working in teams and groups, gives students a wide range of skills that they can use in their future careers.
Publications: Espectro Psychologico
This is the news letter which includes information and entertainment in Psychology. The Journal of Psychology, which is now in the fourth year of its publication, features well researched articles on Psychology that are scientific and presented according to the norms set by the American Psychological Association.
Psychology Association Team
Chairperson : Mrs. M .Kumar
The History Association was initiated with the aim to promote awareness of the importance of knowing our past, and to cultivate an interest in the historical order of things – the progress of man in time of space. This was to be achieved by taking the tag of History beyond the classroom, and making its study a more enjoyable experience.
1. Three National level Seminars –
1857 Revisited: Myth or Reality (January 2007)
Political Science Forum
The Department of Political Science has a Forum which organizes a number of interesting activities like talks by eminent scholars, debates, movie-screenings, field trips, etc. Such programmes help direct the interest of students towards national and international issues, adding depth and value to a subject that is so relevant today.
The highlight of this academic year is a UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Sixty Years of the Indian Constitution: Retrospect & Prospect”.
Martin Luther King III is the Chief Guest of the seminar, and Tushar Gandhi the guest of honour. Eminent speakers from across the country have agreed to present papers on the occasion.
Pictures of activities organized by the Forum
IRIS- The Life Sciences Society
In 2005, the Department of Life Sciences established its own Biological Society. After a lot of contemplation the society was named “IRIS” for the following reason:
The Commerce Association
The Commerce Association was set up in September 2005.
Magazine Committee Report 2011-12
Chairperson: Dr Lalitha Ganesan
The primary goal of the Magazine Committee is delivering a great 'Saraswati'. All our activities throughout the year focus on this particular goal.
The core committee, this year too, has worked hard to introduce a new section on our beloved city, Mumbai. In this 63rd issue of ‘Saraswati’, the committee, through the cover page, has tried to signify the changes that define this city and the important things that have remained the same in its transition from Bombay to Mumbai. Also, the Committee interviewed two women achievers in the finance world, Mrs. Chanda Kochar and Mrs. Meera Sanyal, the former an alumnus and the latter a well wisher of the college. The massive task of compiling this final product you have in your hands actually kick-started in April 2012 after most of the classes were done with their exams. We also spent long hours hopping from one classroom to another editing text, designing layouts and so on. It was a lot of fun and the support and the guidance of the Chairperson, Dr. Lalitha Ganesan is much appreciated.
The Magazine Committee also organized the Annual Creative Writing Competition in November 2011 which included 18 participants across all faculties. Cash prizes and certificates were given out to the winners. In addition, the Committee organized the Annual Photo shoot of the various societies and cells in college on Achiever's Nite.
We have an up and running Facebook page: ‘Jai Hind College Annual Magazine’. The Committee requests your feedback, suggestions and opinions about anything and everything in the magazine. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together..
Teachers’ Academic Forum
Steering committee members
The Teachers’ Academic Forum or TAF was formed in October 2005 with the objective of promoting research and enhancing quality of teaching by upgrading teaching skills and helping teachers to become proficient in the use of technology for teaching.
It is worth noting that the TAF has 59 members this year who support its activities. The TAF had several achievements to its credit this year. The most important of them was publishing the second volume of the research journal Different Strokes with contribution from the members and it was released on 21st September by the chairman of Exim Bank Ltd, Mr. TCA Ranganathan in the Jai Hind College auditorium. On the same day, the journal also received confirmation from the National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) that Different Strokes has been registered and assigned the ISSN (Print) number ISSN 2249 – 7471 Different Strokes. A panel of referees has also been inducted to lend more academic credibility to the journal. Dr Kirti Narain who was the driving force behind TAF has been appointed as Advisory member after she demitted the office of the Principal on 15th October 2011.
The TAF organized a seminar on 22nd February 2012 on the theme Recent trends in E- Education: a Digital dream or a Digital Wasteland. The chairperson Dr Lalitha Ganesan, in her opening remarks, observed that the world wide web is the modern day “wild west” and one can navigate one’s way through it wisely or get caught in the web, or use it creatively, judiciously to make education accessible, interactive and enriching- a Digital Dream! She added that it is a matter of choice and judgment how we use it. The resource persons for the seminar were Mr. Piran Doctor, Head, ASCII Group of Companies, a reputed dynamic Information Technology Services group and Mr. Adip Puri who is heading a strategic ‘Context Engineering’ consultancy called DOING THINK. Mr. Piran Doctor spoke on ICT as a tool for teaching and learning in higher education and Mr. Adip Puri gave a talk on E- Learning- the other perspective. Both lectures were highly informative and stimulating. In the last session, a presentation on the Seminar Recent trends in Active Learning & Teaching Methodologies organised by the Mumbai University in January 2012 was made by three members Ms. Simmin Ray, Dr. Sucheta Deepak and Ms. Neetal Kothari. Currently, the work on the third volume of the journal is in progress.
The Department of Mathematics
The mathematics association, along with the Bombay Mathematical Colloquium, hosted on 17th December 2011, the M. S. Huzurbazaar Memorial lecture which was delivered by Prof T. N. Venkatramana from TIFR. He spoke on “The Banach -Tarski Paradox" which says that the unit sphere of dimension n (with n at least two) can be decomposed into finitely many sets such that when the sets are replaced by translates under area preserving transformations, the sum of the new areas is twice that of the original one. This counter-intuitive statement was explained in a very lucid manner by Prof. Venkatramana and he also showed that this phenomenon is related to the existence of free groups on two generators in the rotation group in three or more dimension. It is worthy of mention here that Prof. Venkatramana was the only invited speaker from India for the ‘International Mathematics Congress’ organized in India in 2010 at Hyderabad.
Ms. Nida Shaikh who was the topper in the TY B Sc University Examination April 2011 was also felicitated at this function. She also bagged the Khare Book Award for Excellence in Mathematics awarded by the Bombay Mathematical Colloquium.
Ms. Mrudul Bapat organized to take our FY, SY and TY students for a series of public lectures on Cosmology, Gravitation And Elementary Particles at TIFR, Mumbai by eminent speakers of international repute and Nobel laureates like Kip S. Thorne , P James Peebles , J. Richard Bond and John Ellis. Around 40 students along with Ms. Bapat and Dr. L Ganesan attended the lectures. The lectures were truly inspiring and highly informative.