As many as 200 graduates and post graduates students were conferred with the degrees in 50th Annual Convocation and Prize Distribution function of Government Home Science College, held on April 17th 2018. Sh B.L Sharma, IAS, Education Secretary, Chandigarh Administration was the Chief Guest and Sh. R. K. Popli, PCS, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration, was the Guest of Honour for the event. In addition, prizes were awarded for a number of co-curricular activities during the academic session 2017-18. Geetanjli Gupta from B.Sc (H.Sc) 6th semester was awarded the best all round student of the year, Nandita from B.Sc (HDFR) 6th semester and Shilpa of B.Sc. (FD) 6th semester won Dr. Devi’s award for being the most compassionate and helping student of the college.
Honourable Chief Guest Sh B.L Sharma congratulated the graduates and post-graduates in his convocation address and stressed that research and education should complement each other to push the frontiers of knowledge.
Earlier presenting the college annual report, college Principal Prof Sudha Katyal shared the illustrious achievements of the students in the academics as well as in other co curricular activities. The 3rd edition of College Newsletter depicting the glorious progress made by the college during the session 2017-18 was also released.
Government Home Science College showcased a unique and innovative collection created by budding young designers of the college in its Annual Fashion Show 'Aakriti' 2018. This fashion show is a cohesion of year long efforts put in by the college staff and the students of Bachelors in Fashion Designing. This fashion show facilitated a platform to exhibit the ideas of the students through ingenious collections comprising of stupendous apparels and dress forms. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal welcomed and honored the chief Guest of the show, First Lady, Her Excellency, Mrs. Alka Singh Badnore and Mrs. Sangeeta Rakesh Popli, Guest of Honor. The Principal highlighted in her welcome speech that the presence of worthy Chief Guests has made the event more starry, more special and more memorable in the history of Home Science college. The extravaganza witnessed a wide array of 15 themes ranging from ‘Nawazish-e-Daurat’, ‘AspettoAziendale’, ‘Muraco’, ‘Fusica Lamella’, ‘AlianacaOdishma’, ‘RaccottoDannata’, ‘AzureSplash’, ‘Shadaad-e-seher’ to ‘Dark Delight’ focusing on varied human voices. The audience was enthralled by the fascinating magical presentation of exquisite and impressive collection exhibiting graceful blending of structured designs and layered ensembles. Diaphanous styles and edges lend an element of surprise through rich textures of brocades and crepes.
It was a grand event sponsored by various leading organizations like State Bank of India, IndusInd bank, Cleopatra Beauty Salon, Oxyzone Gym and Spa, Pantaloons, Max Fashion Store, Vivo, Boutique- The Dressing Table, Evergreen Creations, Preet’s Facial and Spa Studio etc. The event was well attended by various dignitaries of the city, distinguished guests from fashion industry, sponsors of the event, media personnel, Alumni, parents and students.
LEGAL AWARENESS CELL of the Government Home Science College, Chandigarh organized a talk on “Mediation” as the alternate dispute redressal mechanism of the legal system as a friendly option for the masses. The resource person was Dr. Harman Shergill Sullar of the UILS, Panjab University who has authored articles and book in this area. The students of Human Development and PGD in Child Guidance and Family Counselling keenly understood the scope of mediation in matrimonial cases and other concerns where families, companions or any two grieving parties can agree to choose the mediation process. The speaker informed about how to initiate the process and the advantages it has over the typical process of legal s through courts. The session was interactive and the students actively discussed example cases and the scope mediation has to deal in each one’s context.
The Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal further elaborated on the potentials of the students to work in mediation centers to help those who are facing marital conflicts. The In-charge of the Legal Awareness Cell, Dr. Ravneet Chawla discussed some cases in light of discussions and suggested further scope of connecting legal knowhow with human development and counseling aspect being taught in the college.
A campus placement drive was organized in the college for the final year students of M.Sc., Post Graduate Diploma and B.Sc. Home Science in all the streams namely Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles and Human Development Family Relations in an effort to equip the students with job oriented skills as well as provide placement opportunities. More than 20 leading companies from various industries approached the campus in their hunt for fresh talent. Hospitals such as Max and Fortis, ITFT College, Innovative Knits, DAV Group of schools, Tynor, Eduvelocity, ISHH Guidance and Counseling Centre, Club Mahindra were some organizations that visited the campus. A huge footfall was experienced with more than 200 students and alumni registering for the same. As many as 40 candidates were offered jobs on the spot with average salary packages of Rs. 15-25000/month; 42 candidates were shortlisted for various positions and 50 plus students were offered internships which would pave the way for further employment. The Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal attributed the success to the whole team and urged students to benefit from such activities and gain experience to emerge as successful home scientists.
A Job Seminar cum interactive workshop on Resume Writing and Facing Interview was held in Government Home Science College on March 22, 2018. Members of the placement cell welcomed the speakers- Ms. Jyoti Pathania, Coordinator, World School Organization and Sh. Baltej Singh, Head HR, Job Destination Company. The workshop focused on making the students aware of their career interests, strengths, aptitude and preparing them for turning their dreams in to goals by structuring their efforts towards it. The students interacted about their passions and perceived obstacles. The speakers dealt with each and every query of the students. Resume writing and smart skills to face an interview panel were some of the other areas covered during the workshop. Verbal and non verbal communication skills were also discussed. Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal talked about the diversity of the jobs available, tapping potentials for entrepreneurship and importance of time management to arrive smart in life.
World Consumer Rights Day was observed by the Department of Family Resource Management (FRM) and Economics in Government Home Science College Sector 10, Chandigarh. Mobile Food testing laboratory under the Department Of Food Safety and Standards, Chandigarh equipped with equipments was made available in the college parking. Mr Sukhwinder Singh, Food safety officer, UT Health Department, Chandigarh sensitized the students about various food testing techniques. He apprised the faculty and students of the food adulteration practices adopted by sellers in food items like milk, ghee, water, spices etc. Samples brought by the students and staff were tested at a nominal cost. Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal appreciated such efforts and said that it was a good exercise to create awareness about importance of food safety and adulteration among students.
The ‘Harita’ Environment Society of Government Home Science College celebrated the festival of colors, Holi, in its true spirit with great fervor Campus of Government Home Science College was tinted with colored powders in different vivid hues. Taking a step further, students along with faculty members took pledge to use eco-friendly colors and no use of water for Holi celebrations. Students also made and showcased attractive posters revolving around the theme ‘Eco-friendly Holi’ and ‘Save Water’. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, addressed the students and highlighted the significance of celebrating Holi and importance of colors in life. She urged the students and faculty members to enjoy the festival and be environment friendly at the same time.
Government Home Science College Sector-10 Chandigarh celebrated its 53rd Annual Athletic Meet with great zeal and fervor. The sporting event was inaugurated by Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the College, followed by the unfurling of the college flag and oath taking ceremony. The event began with the marching of coordinated footsteps of students in the parade led by the sports captain Sarmishtha Sharma. The lighting of the Presidency Torch was carried by sports stars of the college, Anjuman Brar, Jaganjot Kaur, Kanika Lubana, Suraksha Narang and Tanishqa of B.Sc. 2nd and 4th semester. The day was filled with fervor and excitement experienced amidst thrills, shrills and cheers. Mrs.Amrit Brar, IPS, AIG (Crime), Punjab Police, was the chief guest for the day. Dr. Sudha Katyal introduced the chief guest and florally welcomed her.
Students, teaching and non- teaching staﬀ enthusiastically participated in various events like three legged race, long jump, discus throw, sac race, chati race and other track activities. The most enthralling event was the tug of war among the faculty members. All impressive performances by the students kept the audience enthralled. The chief guest congratulated the prize winners and motivated the students to come forward and participate in sports so as to keep physical side in concord with the psychological health. The principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal expressed her gratitude to all the teachers for their cooperation and support and advised students to keep up their sportsman spirit. The function concluded with the flag retreat ceremony and giving away of vote of thanks by Dr. Ravneet Chawla, the Sports Incharge.
The college organised a one day carnival in the campus. The theme of the carnival revolved around “Earn while you learn”. This was in continuation with the “Skill Development and Entrepreneurial Opportunities Workshop” organised recently in the college. Home Scientists as young entrepreneurs displayed their skills and talents by putting up a number of stalls. Sh. B.L. Sharma, Education Secretary, Chandigarh Administration (Chief Guest) and Sh. R.K Popli, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration (Guest of Honour) inaugurated the carnival. Tiny tots of Chaitanya School put up an enthralling dance performance at the time of the inauguration, followed by a Jindua dance performance by the college youth. The various departments of the college put up fun psychological games, nutritious munchies, skill testing, display of textile upholstery, joy rides, junk stall, diet clinic/health mela to name a few. The chief guest and guest of honour highly appreciated the efforts of all the students. They enthusiastically participated in all the games and tasted the nutritious munchies. A huge footfall was seen during the carnival as students from all across the city of various schools and colleges joined in the festivities. It was a day filled with fun, dancing and creativity. The Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal congratulated the students for putting up a great show and showcasing their skills and expertise. They truly earned while they learned. The principal further applauded the efforts of all faculty members and appreciated the team effort put in to make this carnival a huge success.
A Health Checkup Camp was organized by Department of Extension Education, Government Home Science College in collaboration with Lioness Club, Panchkula. The camp provided free health checkup for lifestyle disorders like Hypertension and Diabetes. More than 100 people got their health check up done in the camp. The Sarpanch of Khuda Ali Sher applauded the efforts put in by the students to help generate awareness about these diseases. The president of lioness club further acknowledged the students and awarded them with medals and certificate of appreciation. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated the students for their hardwork and motivated them to organize more of such extension activities and outreach programs for benefit of one and all.
The ART Department of Government Home Science College participated in P.U. Rose Festival, Chandigarh from 9th – 11th February. Students of B.Sc. H.Sc. 2nd year presented an artistic display of handwork with a professional touch like painted pots, dupattas, Bedsheet murals, Mirrors, Paper Bags, File folders etc. The products got a tremendous response at the event. The highlight was the set up of stalls for Tattoo, Mehendi and Braiding. A Selfie corner was also created which attracted a number of people around. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for their enthusiastic participation and appreciable hardwork.
Government Home Science College organized a valedictory ceremony for the three-day Entrepreneurial and Skill development workshop in collaboration with Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development. Ms Radhika Singh HCS, Director cum GM, District Industries Centre, Chandigarh, was the chief guest for the day. She felicitated the students with certificates and appreciated the efforts initiated by the college for generating self-employment. She motivated the students to undertake their own ventures and foster women entrepreneurship and further encouraged the students to take up entrepreneurship for a social cause citing examples from the movie Padman. The workshop included informative lectures, practical training sessions by experts of different fields and visit to entrepreneurial units. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college, congratulated all the participants of the workshop and motivated the students to be job creators rather than job seekers and further expressed her gratitude to the honorable guests for sharing their valuable knowledge.
As a part of three-day workshop on skill development and entrepreneurial opportunities, a group of more than 26 students of B.Sc. (H.Sc) ATD and IDRM- 6th Semester along with faculty members, Dr. Rupinder Ghuman and Dr. Shabana Gandhi visited two entrepreneurial units of Egram Creations and Acme Marketing Pvt. Limited, Sector 82, Mohali. Egram Creations is the textile entrepreneurial unit which was started under Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP). The unit imparted knowledge of production, quality control, standardisation and packaging process of various branded apparel manufacturing companies. The students were given live demos of various processes of production. Furthermore, Acme Marketing Private Limited gave a valuable insight of green building techniques to the students. The CEO of the company, Mr. Neeraj Sharma discussed regarding the manufacturing of ‘Smart Wood’ which is used in place of brick walls. He emphasized that ‘Smart Wood’ is not only environment friendly but it is also a resource efficient way of building home. He further explained how it saves the use of cement, bricks and sand and promotes hybrid construction with the use of wooden boards. The partitions and walls made up of Smart board are not only flexible but also space efficient. Students were demonstrated with various equipments, material and methods. The main objective of the visit was to provide practical exposure to the students about entrepreneurial skills required to undertake an enterprise. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the efforts of the teachers to give practical exposure to the students and emphasized that such visits facilitates learning process and makes the students aware regarding the recent trends and advancements in the market with regard to building materials and production.
As a part of three-day workshop on skill development and entrepreneurial opportunities, the second day commenced with the informative and insightful practical and training session by Sh. S.K. Mehta, Ex Food Technologist, Food and Nutrition Board of India and Sh. Jaswant Singh, Ex Vice Chairman, MilkTime. Sh. S.K. Mehta gave hands on Training by demonstrating the process of making orange Squashes and Tomato Sauce commercially. He also motivated the students to undertake food processing ventures. Sh. Jaswant Singh conducted Dairy Business Entrepreneurial Program as a part of Skill India Campaign. He made the students aware about various Business Opportunities in Dairy Industry. He enlightened the students by explaining them innovative techniques of Food Preservation and guided the students regarding the export of milk to other countries. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college, expressed her gratitude to the honourable guests for sharing their valuable knowledge and for imparting practical knowledge amongst students so as to make them aware of the upcoming advancements in the field of food technology.
As a proactive initiative towards skill enhancement and placement of the students, Government Home Science College in collaboration with Regional Center for Entrepreneurship Development has organized a three day workshop on Skill Development and Entrepreneurial Opportunities. The workshop was inaugurated by Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal and Sh. Paramjit Singh, Principal Director, Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED), Chandigarh. Sh. Paramjit sensitized the students about the five major upcoming areas of Food, Fashion, Fun, Fitness and Fineness industries that fetch huge demand for skilled manpower. He elaborated how the Home Scientist can get a scope of employment in these areas. He further motivated the students to become job creators rather than job seekers by setting up of their own ventures. He also explained various funding opportunities available under Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP). Sh. Sanjeev Kumar Veema, Additional Director, Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, focused on advantages of petroleum industry and its further opportunities for students. The session concluded with generating awareness amongst students regarding various job opportunities. Prof. Sudha Katyal expressed her gratitude to the honorable guests to share their valuable knowledge and for giving opportunity to students to think out of the box with respect to skill development in various fields.
The Physical Education Department of Government Home Science College organized an Interclass Badminton Championship. The event commenced with great zeal and fervor among the students. Participation was reported in large number by the students. The Badminton Championship included both singles and doubles. About 29 girls participated in singles while 25 girls volunteered for doubles. All the girls participated with full sportsman spirit and unity. Anjali of Bsc Home Science 2nd year secured the first position in Singles. Diljot Kaur Sidhu ranked the second position in while Kulsum adjudged the third position. Diljot Kaur Sidhu and Mansi Jindal of Bsc Home Science 2nd year achieved the first position in Doubles. Ankita Prasad and Pooja Sharma were the first runner up whereas Harleen Kaur and Chandni attained the third position. All the winners were felicitated with medals and certificates.
The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, congratulated all the winners and encouraged more of such participation by the students along with their regular courses. She also appreciated the efforts of the Sport's captain, Sarmishtha Sharma for the conduct of the event and applauded all the participants for their outstanding performances.
The department of Family Resource Management organized an educational visit to Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) for its B.Sc. H.Sc. students on 23rd January, 2018. This visit was to introduce the students to the concept of sustainable buildings and their energy efficient features. The PEDA building is a solar passive architecture which is given 5 star rating by BEE. It uses non-conventional resources of energy such as a solar photovoltaic panel is installed on its rooftop and produces 25kW of energy. The other educative features like light vaults, Unique shell roofing on central atrium, cavity walls, unique floating slab systems, landscape horticulture were the new sustainable concepts for all the students. The students were sensitized and felt motivated to use energy efficient measures in their daily life at home and college. Their queries regarding the topic were satisfactorily answered by the concerned official and they also enjoyed the refreshments given by PEDA department. this visit as they got to know about how we can incorporate non-conventional sources of energy in our daily life.
A number of undergraduate students from Department of Family Resource Management of the College participated in various competitions such as mehndi-tatoo, henna, bindi making, eco-friendly rangoli and hair-do held at MCM DAV College, Chandigarh as a part of intercollege Add-on Fest. The students participated enthusiastically giving their best to explore the creative potentials in their minds. They had put in tremendous hard work to showcase their hidden talent and came up with amazing art work and designs. It was indeed a proud moment for the Principal and the Department faculty, as their students won laurels for the college. Prachi of BSc. Home Science 4th semester bagged the first position in mehndi-tatoo. Pallavi bagged first position where as Nimanshi was adjudged second in Mehndi . Sukhmani claimed the first position in hair-do. Rashmita of B.Sc. Home Science 2nd semester was the third runner up in bindi making. The students were felicitated with trophies and certificates. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded and highly appreciated the efforts of the students and encouraged more of such participation by the students.
We are proud of our alumnus Mrs. Sonika Shandilya (B.Sc. Home Science- Batch 1993-94) who turned out to be famous author. Her recent book "Tinkling of the Bell before it Rings" (Published by Sarishi Publisher; Price Rs. 95/-) ranked First out of Five in Indian writing and One out of Fifty Worldwide in Prestigious Amazon Best Reads –December 2017 by Amazon.
Kho-Kho team of Home Science College participated in 46th Seniors Chandigarh State Kho-Kho Championship, 2017 held at Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh on December 02-03, 2017.. Mr. Maha Singh, General Secretary of Chandigarh Olympic Association was the Chief Guest during the closing ceremony. Number of matches were conducted in the championship. 10 students from Government Home Science College participated enthusiastically with sportsman spirit in Kho-Kho Championship against participants from SD Club. Suraksha Narang of B.Sc Home Science 3rdSemester was the captain of the team. She is also National Level Kho- Kho Player. It was a well-contested championship and excitement prevailed all through. The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged the students and conveyed her appreciation to them for participating in the championship.
Government Home Science College participated in Chandigarh Carnival which kicks off at Leisure Valley today. The theme of the college tableaux was ‘Swaachta and Togetherness.’ The layout of the tableaux highlighted through various slogans not only the need for cleanliness in the city but also to inculcate it as a lifestyle of one and all. It promoted the use of ‘Swacchta app’ for the city beautiful Chandigarh so as to push forward the ranking of the city. The colorful tableaux pre- dominated green flora and fauna of the city in which children were also depicted to be pro-active caretakers of the green environment. The students of the college, the Art Department under the guidance of core team led by the Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal who drafted design and executed the theme which was much appreciated by the visitors. It was highly applauded by Mrs. Kiron Kher, MP from the city who appreciated the total concept.
On the occasion of World Day of Remembrance- 2017, A Candle March was organized by a renowned NGO- 'Citizens Awareness Groups' and Chandigarh Traffic Police at Chandigarh Traffic Park in sector- 23. The chief guest for the event, Mr. Rajeev Ambasta who is presently serving as a DSP, Chandigarh Traffic Police, South Zone, along with his wife and Chairman of the NGO, Surinder Verma were present there. More than 100 students from the college along with NSS Incharge, Seema Jaitly gave Sharadhanjali to the those victims who lost their lives in accidents. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal highly appreciated this initiative.
Panjab University celebrated its 70th Annual Athletic Meet that was flagged off on 2nd November. Government Home Science College also participated in the event. The day unfolded with the march past competition among various colleges under Panjab University. Sarmishtha Sharma, the Sports Captain, represented the college with the college flag.
The event commenced with zest and passion among the participants and the spectators. A number of events were conducted in the Athletic meet. 7 students from Government Home Science College participated in various events. The students participated enthusiastically with sportsman spirit. The event saw sprightly youngsters giving their best in the quest of glory. Tanishqa, student of B.Sc. H.Sc. 1st semester, participated in shot put, made a maximum of 6.49m and went up to the finals. Sarmishtha, the sports captain of the college, participated in 100m, cleared the heats and went up to the semi finals. Kanika, student of B.Sc. H.Sc. 3st semester, participated in Heptathlon and stood 5th by making 972 points in total.
It was a well-contested meet and excitement prevailed all through. The event concluded on 4th November and yet another fun-filled annual athletic meet of the Panjab University. The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged the students and conveyed her appreciation to them for participating in the event.
Ginger Club of Government Home Science College organized an outreach programme for capacity building of rural associate women workers in collaboration with NSS wing of the College. The session was attended by 50 rural women belonging to nearby rural areas along with the undergraduate, postgraduate students and faculty members of the college.
During the programme, postgraduate students of the department of Foods and Nutrition demonstrated low cost nutritious recipes for rural women, which included multigrain tikki, rice balls, vegetable atta momos, Palak Dosa and healthy whole wheat flour banana cake.
An interactive session on Anemia, explaining its causes, prevention and impact on the overall health of the women along with a quiz was also organized by the students. Awareness on nutrition amongst the participants was generated through display of posters and slogans. In continuation to these multiple activities, a session on life saving skills in collaboration with Fortis Hospital Mohali was organized by a team comprising of clinical instructors, Sister Gloria and Sister Jaspreet Kaur and Meena Batta, Marketing Manager. The team demonstrated Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and other Basic Life Saving (BLS) techniques necessary in case of sudden cardiac arrest. The participants actively participated and enjoyed the session.
The session was highly appreciated by the Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal. She motivated the participants to implement the learnings of the day. She also appreciated and applauded the efforts of the faculty members and students for coordinating the events successfully.
Government Home Science College organized a lecture on 'Goods and Services Tax (GST) Simplified' in collaboration with Consumers Association Chandigarh and Consumer Club of the college. Renowned Advocate & Consumer Activist, Mr. Ajay Jagga, sensitized the students regarding the basic concepts and types of GST and its contribution towards the economic progress of the country. He described that a rational tax structure of any country should be like a bee sucking honey without damaging the flower. He also enlightened the students with various provisions of GST like Anti profiteering, merchant rating and feedback system provided under GST. Mrs. Madhu P.Singh, ex Judge Consumer Forum, Mohali, also motivated the students to become an aware consumer. She also satisfied various queries put forward by faculty members and students about GST. Other members who were present there for the event were Brig. J.S.Phoolka, Advisor to Chairman and Mr. D.S.Virdi, Secretary, Consumer Association, Chandigarh along with Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal. The event was appreciated and applauded by Prof. Katyal and the session was concluded with thanks giving note by her along with presenting an award of honour to Mr. Ajay Jagga.
Government Home Science College organized a training program for Rural Associate Women which commenced on November 07, 2017. The concluding day of this 5 days NSS Program began with zest and zeal among the women associate workers. Mrs. Seema Jaitly, Asst. Professor, Government Home Science College, gave a demonstration on different art techniques and also demonstrated the audience on various techniques used for making decorative and household articles from waste. Along with this, the valedictory function was also held with great enthusiasm. Shalu from Khuda Ali Sher village described her experience of this 5 day training camp. This was followed by a dance performance by many other trainee women. Stipends were distributed amongst hardworking rural associate women by Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal. She also interacted with the trainee women workers and appreciated their enthusiasm to learn. A mesmerizing bhangra performance was given by village students. Gifts were distributed among Rural Associate Women Workers by the Principal of the college. The program ended on a happy note. Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded and appreciated the efforts in conducting the event and congratulated the NSS Wing for its success.
An interactive traffic awareness programme was organized in collaboration with the NSS Wing of the college. The traffic police team Mr. Shashank Anand, SSP Traffic & Security Chandigarh , Mr. Grewal, Traffic Marshal & Wing Commander, Mrs. Uma Mahajan, Traffic Marshal along with Mr. Inder Pal Sandhu and Mrs Seeta Devi, Inspectors, were present for the event. The talk highlighted the significance of following traffic rules and regulations while driving. Mr. Grewal revealed the students regarding the statistical data about the number of deaths and fatal accidents occurring each day. The panel discussed various reasons behind occurrence of fatal accidents on roads. The panel reported over- speeding, reckless driving and undisciplined pedestrians as the most important causes for accidents. The audience was made aware of various sign boards, purpose of wearing helmet and also advised students to avoid covering their head and face using a cloth as it leads to decreased vision. The programme was followed by a quiz on awareness of traffic rules. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, urged the students to strictly follow traffic rules so as to save one's precious life.
The 'Ginger Club' of Department of Foods and Nutrition, Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh in collaboration with Fortis Healthcare, Mohali organized an interactive session on "Polycystic Ovarian Disorder, Obesity and Endocrinological disorders amongst adolescents" by an expert endocrinologist, Dr. Gagan Priya, today. The session was inaugurated by Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. Nearly 75 undergraduate and postgraduate students from department of Foods and Nutrition along with the faculty members attended the seminar. The session was also attended by around 50 rural women belonging to nearby rural areas. Dr. Gagan Priya, emphasized on increasing endocrinological disorders amongst women, since they often ignore their own health and are more subjected to hectic schedules, unhealthy eating habits, poor sleep pattern and more stress. She talked about high prevalence of Diabetes, Polycystic ovarian syndrome and obesity and the interrelation between them. She recommended that prevention can reduce the risk of diabetes and its associated problems like hypertension, cardiac disease, mortality, stroke and kidney diseases. The participants were informed about the role of physical activity and lifestyle modification to prevent the occurrence of these disorders. All the participants enthusiastically interacted in the session and cleared their doubts. The session was very informative and was thoroughly enjoyed by the participants. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, appreciated and applauded the efforts of the department in upgrading the existing knowledge base of the students and faculty.
Second day of the NSS Training programme witnessed an array of talks on various interesting topics. Mr. Davinder Ahuja and Mr. Altaf Husain from a renowned NGO 'Humane Society International India' delivered a talk on care, maintenance and rescue of animals. The audience viewed various videos related to the rescue operations of street dogs and farm animals. In their talk they also stressed upon various drawbacks of eating non-vegetarian foods. During the forenoon session, Mrs Neelam Kumari, Assistant Professor in the department of Human Development & Family Relations focused on parenting skills, gender equality, laws related to children and women for their welfare, engaging children in creative activities and role of parents in children academics. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal also emphasized on the role of good parenting and its contribution in making families happy. She appreciated the whole event and urged the audience to make best use of those strategies which can minimize the gap between parents and their children.
The NSS Wing of Government Home Science College organized an awareness rally as a part of Vigilance Week celebrations as a step towards fighting against corruption.
The rally witnessed participation of a large number of students. The rally was flagged off by the principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal in the presence of the NSS incharges Ms. Chaaya and Ms. Seema Jaitley and the accompanying faculty members. The students holding banners, posters, and placards in their hands chanted slogans for generating awareness among the common masses. Before that they actively participated by making beautiful posters and writing motivational slogans against corruption with an aim to spread awareness among people. The rally highlighted and promoted the importance of integrity in all walks of life. The students urged the people neither to give nor to take bribe and adopt any unfair practices. They told them about how corruption has spread its tentacles in all social organizations.
The students also interacted with the common masses and forewarn them about the aftereffects of these serious prevailing issues. The principal of the college Prof. Sudha katyal applauded and appreciated the efforts of the students and encouraged them to actively participate in future as well.
Department of Human Development and Family Relations of Government Home Science College along with NSS Wing of the college conducted a Nukkad Natak as a part of Vigilance week celebrations in the college premises as a step towards fighting against corruption. The mesmerising performance by students highlighted the ill practices taking place in various social organizations.
The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, teaching and non- teaching staff and the students from all the streams were gathered to contribute their bit in fighting against this evil practice. The street play brought into limelight the rising corruption issues in all the walks of life. The event also portrayed the reasons behind the rising corruption and thereby forewarning the audience regarding the aftereffects of this serious prevailing social issue. It was an inspiring play and left the audience with a message against corruption. The play ended with the applauds and appreciations by the Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal. It was a small step by the students of the college to spread awareness about the high signs of corruption.
Textile week was organized in Government Home Science College by the Panache Club of Department of Clothing & Textiles. Various competitions like embroidering a handkerchief, paper bag making, T-Shirt painting, coaster making and heritage items were held. Students showcased their talent in vivacious areas of their interest. Judgement was done by experts from the field. Principal, Govt. Home Science College Dr. Sudha Katyal appreciated the efforts of the students and motivated them to take full advantage of technical skills being provided to them so as to become successful entrepreneurs in future. Anupriya of B.Sc. FD 3rd year, Suman of B.Sc. ATD, Ekta M.Sc.(CT),Pallavi Gupta of M.Sc. (CT),Amandeep of B.Sc. FD 1st year and Shivani Bisht of B.Sc. FD2nd year bagged first prizes in different categories.
Art Department of Government Home Science College Sector -10, Chandigarh. Organized DIWALI EXHIBITION CUM SALE (16-17 October 2017) of Diyas , Ganpati ji 's and Floaters. These all articles are made by the students of B.Sc. Home Science 2nd Year as a part of their syllabi. Students are feeling encouraged with the sale of their products.
01 Chandigarh Girls Bn NCC, Chandigarh is conducting its Annual Training Camp for the training year 2017-18 at Govt Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. 400 girl cadets from various colleges and schools of Chandigarh are participating in the event. The ten days training Camp commenced on 30 September 2017 and will conclude on 09 Oct 2017. The Camp is being conducted under the guidance of Camp Comdt, Col Anil Luthra , Commanding Officer of 01 Chandigarh Girls Bn NCC. The unit is grateful to Dr Sudha Katyal, Principal of the Institution for providing the necessary Infrastructural support needed. Military subjects like Weapon Training, Map Reading, Field craft and Battle craft will be taught to them apart from daily physical endurance exercises and Drill. Various competitions in debates, sports and cultural events are also planned in the training Programme of the Camp. The camp intends the overall personality development of the cadets. Rajitha Divakaran is acting as a Dy Camp Commandant, ATC - 245.
The Government Home Science College hosted Investiture ceremony of Student Council September 27, 2017. The day began with great enthusiasm among the newly elected young leaders who pledged to serve the college for the ongoing session of 2017-18.
Mr. Vivek Atray motivated the newly elected committee with his words of inspiration. He initiated his talk about the various life skills that one can inculcate in one's life effectively. He emphasized on living in the present moment, keep in mind a bigger picture of life, think positive, bounce back at the time of odds and adversaries and always be thankful to all. All this, according to him, must be communicated too, and for this, communication skills must be mastered. He also made the audience aware of the importance of fitness and following a regime for it. The outstanding orator also spoke to the student leaders suggesting them to adopt people's skills to be able to deal with people and their problems in a right manner. He stressed on various emotionally intelligent leadership qualities such as being decisive, positive, calm, balanced, receptive and being a people's person.
The Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal welcomed the Chief Guest of the day, Mr. Vivek Atray, a Former Civil Servant of a high repute, a well acclaimed author, an outstanding orator. She congratulated the council and spoke about qualities of a good leader. She applauded them for their desire to serve the college and their fellow classmates. She also suggested them to stay humble and grounded and be a true leader who can inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. At the end, she also expressed heartfelt thanks to the previous council for lending unrelenting support during various college functions and events. In addition to that, she also highlighted that one should be expressive and communicative in order to let out ones worries and concerns. The programme ended with giving away the prizes to the winners of Panjab University Youth and Heritage Festival, 2017-18 followed by thanks giving speech by the student council President Geetanjali.
The Incharge of the Students Council, Prof. Reetinder Brar, thanked the guest and assured the students to inculcate all that was expected of them.
The "Creatrix Club" of the Department of Family Resource Management of Govt. Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh organized Creatrix Club Celebration on the theme - Women Empowerment and Skill Development. The event started with the objective of encouraging the students to discover their skills through participation and gave them an opportunity for honing and polishing their skills for personal growth and enterprise development.
Day 1 (11thSeptember 2017): An exhibition of Handmade Interior Accessories.
Day 2 (12th September 2017): Interactive Workshop on:
· Paper Cutting Techniques · Mini Gardens · Clay Modelling · Marbling
Day 3 (13th September 2017): (i) Skill based Competitions: · Rangoli · Mehendi · Braiding (ii) Slogan writing competition on the said theme (iii) Paper Reading on the said theme
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(M.Sc. C.T. 3rd Sem)
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(M.Sc. F&N. 3rd Sem)
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(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 1st Sem)
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|HANDMADE INTERIOR ACCESSORIES||Gauri Puri
(B.Sc. Composite. 5th Sem)
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
|Anjali Porwal, Simranjot Kaur, Ayushi
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
|SLOGAN WRITING||Shweta Rana
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 5th Sem)
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
The second day of the HAPPINESS WEEK witnessed a day full of fun and excitement by the CLOWNS all over the college. The students of the Department of Human Development and Family Relations turned into clowns in colourful and funky outfits with funny and attractive props. They could be seen playing around, and doing pranks with whosoever they met in and outside the rooms and office, Chaitanya Laboratory Nursery School and were busy spreading laughter.The clowning activities started the moment students and teachers entered the college in the morning.The activity broke the monotony of the otherwise busy routine that sometimes take a toll on them. These clowns from B.Sc. HDFR 3rd Semester, M.Sc. HDFR (1st and 3rd Semester) and Post Graduate Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Counselling acted as stress busters for many and in this life, full of hustle and bustle made them realize that life is much more beyond this. Not only the students but even the faculty members of the department and other teachers of the college were seen enjoying with the clowns. The clowns kept the Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal busy by hugging her and making sweet gestures. She appreciated the initiative of the students turned clowns. The activity indeed suggested celebrating each day of life and turning each moment into contagious happiness.
08th September, 2017 marked the celebration of International Literacy Day in Government Home Science College, Chandigarh. With the theme of ‘EACHONE – LIT ONE’ the celebration was inaugurated by the Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal in Chaitanya Laboratory Nursery School along with the Head of the Department Prof. ReetinderBrar and the event co-ordinator Dr.Ravneet Chawla.The students from Post Graduate Diploma In Child Guidance And Family Counselling, M.sc 1stSemester , M.sc 3rdSemester and B.sc Human Development and Family Relations were present during the celebrations and helped in the co-ordination along with other faculty members of the department.The event began with organising an activity ‘MASTI KI PAATHSHALA’ in Chaitanya which emphasized on inculcating good reading habits and telling the little munchkins about the importance of school and education. It also focussed on how school can be fun by making them dance on the beats of refreshing music and playing fun games. These tiny tots were also provided with one batch displaying a message ‘I LOVE MY SCHOOL’ with a motive to inspire them to come to school everyday. The celebrations of the day were segregated into various activities where the Post Graduate Diploma students created laminated ‘VARNMALA’ with associated miniature graphics for self help for domestic workers and need based beneficiaries, M.Sc HDFR 3rd Semester capacitated senior citizens to use news apps in all the 3 languages(Hindi, English and Punjabi) to keep pace with latest trends in contemporary issues with respect to their environment, M.Sc HDFR 1stSemester became the part of ‘SWACH KITAB SEWA’ where the books of the Department were cleaned , repaired and organized and B.Sc HDFR 3rd Semester developed theme based wall magazine. The day long celebrations came out to be a big success with the co-ordination of everybody in the department. As it has been rightly said that “BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD” hence this small step towards literacy at the college level will surely bring change to the entire society eventually. The whole event was appreciated by the Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal and she also motivated students to instill good reading habits in their free time.
Government Home Science College organized a motivational talk on the theme 'Dream as big as mountains' in lieu of World Sports Day. The speaker of the workshop was a well known World Trekker Col. Aparjeet Nakai. He inspired young gathering of more than 100 undergraduate students. He emphasized that in life anything can be achieved through strong determination, hardwork and will power. He shared vivacious tales of his fascinating mountaineering experiences through motivational pictures and inspired the audience. He also enlightened them with various strategies which are imperative for trekking. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal also encouraged the students to stay fit and adopt all those techniques elaborated by Mr. Nakai and congratulated the staff for holding the motivational talk.
The 'Ginger Club' of Department of Foods and Nutrition, Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh in collaboration with Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) Chandigarh Chapter inaugurated National Nutrition week today. The theme of National Nutrition week is "Optimal Infant and Young Children Feeding Practices: Better Child Health".
To mark the inauguration of Nutrition week, a cookery competition on the theme "Innovative Nutritious Tiffins for Pre-Schoolers" was held wherein 75 students participated including participants from GCG-42, MCM-DAV, Dietetics Department of GMCH-32 and GMSH-16, host college and other institutes.
The recipes for cookery competition were judged by Prof.Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh, Ms. Jatinder Sohi, HOD and Ms. Madhu Sharma, President, Indian Dietetic Association, Chandigarh Chapter. The recipes were judged for innovation and relevance to the theme amongst other parameters.
Following were the winners for cookery competition: First prize- Tanya Jain & Paridhi Kohli
Second prize- Muskan
Third prize- Mary
Consolation prize- Alisha & Ambika Sharma
Winners for Poster making: First prize- Akanksha
Second prize -Saloni
Students also participated in skit, slogan writing and poster presentation. An interactive workshop on Skill development, conducted by Wellness and Beauty expert Ms. Richa Sharma, Proprietor, Cleopatra was appreciated by the participants.
The judges applauded the efforts of participants and entire faculty of Foods and Nutrition department and congratulated the coordinators of entire events, Dr. Nirupa Marwaha, HOD Foods and Nutrition Department and Dr. Ritu Pradhan, Associate Professor and Project coordinator.
"Harita" the environment society of Govt. Home Science College ,Sec-10, Chandigarh celebrated Akshay Urja Diwas (in collaboration with CREST, Chd. Admn.) on August 18, 2017. Various Inter-college competitions viz. Poster making, Slogan writing and Eco-rangoli were held to celebrate Akshay Urja Diwas. About 15 institutions/colleges with almost 128 students participated in the competitions.
Also various Intra college competitions like Collage making, Placard making, Slogan writing and Poster making were held during Environment Week celebrations (August 10-18, 2017). About 250 students participated in these competitions. On the concluding day of environment week i.e. August 18, 2017 Van Mahotsava was celebrated by the college staff and students. Shri Rakesh Kumar Popli, PCS, Director of Higher Education was the Chief Guest to grace the occasion. Plumeria rubra was planted by the chief guest and about 140 saplings of other ornamental plants like Bottle plam, Fish tail palm, Plumeria, Murraya, Bougainvillea etc will be planted during the week.
The principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal welcomed the Chief Guest and highlighted the activities of the Environment Society of the college and appreciated the participation of students from various colleges. She also thanked everyone for lending unending support and cooperation to the college to make the event a great success as well for connecting everyone with mother nature and contributing to the conservation of environment through the use of renewable energy. She also assured the audience that the college would always strive to make City beautiful, greener and cleaner than before and contribute its bit in bringing required social change.
The college students presented PARYAVARAN GEET AND DANCES depicting the importance of raining season to plant trees and associated cultural richness of our society since ancient times with the changing season. The cultural items also delivered message on GROW MORE TREES and USE RENEWABLE RESOURCES OF ENERGY.
The little angels/tiny tots of the college laboratory school "Chaitanya" also presented a group song highlighting the importance of GROWING MORE TREES.
The celebrations concluded with the prize distribution function. The Chief Guest gave away the prizes to the winners of various competitions.
Chief Guest during his address emphasized on the fact that the covered area of our forests has been reduced by 24 percent in India. He congratulated the 'Harita' environment society for its efforts in contributing towards making the environment more clean and green. Mr. Popli in his speech also appealed every one to adopt one sapling. He also shared his concerns regarding changing quality of life in contemporary times which is resulting in lesser social interactions amongst people in the society. He recommended teachers to impart moral education among students everyday for at least 10 minutes. In his concluding remarks, he advised students to focus on their career, study honestly and to learn something new.
A vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs. Ranjana Sharma, Convener of Environment Society.
To give a chance to the newcomers of B.Sc Home Science and B.Sc Fashion Designing as well as existing students, to exhibit their hidden talents and strengths, a talent hunt show was organized today in collaboration with FM Radio 93.4. Over 50 enthusiastic students took part in the show and showcased their singing, dancing, mimickery skills among many others. Enthralling performances of the students gave a chance to the mentors to identify potential talent of the students so that they can hone their skills. Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal gave prizes to the winners and encouraged the students to participate wholeheartedly in extracurricular activities along with academics as they are beneficial for their holisitic development as well as act as great stress-busters. Mrinalini (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester), Nikita (B.Sc H.Sc. 3rd Semester) and Ishita (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) won First, Second and Third prizes respectively in the category of Music. In solo dance competition, Manisha ((M.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) and Kanishka ((B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) won First & Second prizes respectively and Chiwan (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) and Neha (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) both won Third prize.
71st Independence Day on 15th August, 2017 was celebrated in the Government Home Science College. Students performed various cultural activities -patriotic songs, dance and skit on the theme. Tiny tots of Chaitanya Nursery School also participated enthusiastically in the celebrations and sang many patriotic songs.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college hoisted the flag and motivated all the students and staff of the college through her speech. She highlighted the contribution and sacrifices of our freedom fighters and appealed everyone to be united to fight against social evils to get complete freedom and extend support in building New India till 2022. She took Pledge along with all the students and staff of the institution towards "Sankalp Se Siddhi " (New India Movement 2017-2022) as a part of our Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi's vision of New India 2022.
NSS wing of Government Home Science Collage celebrated International Youth Day on 12.08.2017. Prof. Gaurav Gaur was the speaker for the day. He gave us a totally different vision of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. He emphasized on the theme Swacch Bharat & motivated all the NSS volunteers to keep the Institution clean and green. He shared many inspirational videos which conveyed very impressive messages for keeping the environment clean. He made the students to rethink the whole idea of a clean India. He emphasized on the importance of not using plastic and polythene bags. In his concluding remarks he considered plastic bags as the culprit and mentioned that if plastic or polythene won't be there, than the issue itself will be solved. He also suggested the audience to tackle the root cause of all those issues which are polluting the environment and requested everyone to implement good practices for making our environment more friendly to live in. His talk inspired all the NSS volunteers to bring their thought into action. Students also took pledge to keep the country and surroundings clean. Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated the whole event and motivated the students to keep the environment more clean and green.
NSS wing and Art Department of Government Home Science Collage, Chandigarh organised Poster and Slogan Writing Competitions.
The Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal and Prof. Reetinder Brar along with NSS Programme officers Mrs. Chhaya Verma and Mrs. Seema judged the posters and slogans.
List of Prize winners are as follows –
|I||Khushboo||04||B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd semester|
|I||Harsimran Kaur||02||B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd semester|
Continuing Nutrition Education (CNE) was organized by Foods and Nutrition Department, Govt. Home Science College in collaboration with Indian Dietetic Association (IDA), Chandigarh Chapter on the theme 'Sustaining Breast Feeding Together' as part of National Breast Feeding Week. Nearly 100 delegates participated in the CNE. Ms. Sheela Krishnaswamy, National President, IDA was the Chief Guest and Professor Sudha Katyal, Principal was the Guest of Honour. Ms. Madhu Sharma, President IDA Chandigarh Chapter welcomed the guests and delegates. Dr. Chhaya Prasad, Pediatrician spoke on the positive association of breast feeding and intellectual development. Making sure that women breastfeed their children, Mrs. Rama Mahajan discussed the various challenges faced and ways to overcome them. Chief Dietician, GSSH 16, Ms Manisha Arora gave a motivational talk on preparing for successful breastfeeding. The talks were followed by an interactive session in the august presence of Ms. Sheela Krishnaswamy, discussed membership, eligibility and criteria of being a part of IDA. Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Secretary, IDA, Chandigarh chapter and Chief Dietician Fortis Hospital, Mohali delivered vote of thanks. Principal, Prof Sudha Katyal encouraged and appreciated the audience for such enthusiastic participation.
The comprehensive orientation program was conducted to support new students as they begin their journey for undergraduate, post graduate and diploma courses in Home Science College, Chandigarh on July 31,2017.The programme was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by Principal of the College ,Prof. Sudha Katyal along with the senior faculty members. Prof. Sudha Katyal instilled confidence among students with her highly motivational address and urged them to follow the path of 3D's i.e. Desire, Dedication and Discipline in their life. She advocated the students to have burning aspiration to succeed and achieve short term and long term goals in life with perseverance and restraint. She encouraged the students to get familiar with the campus and utilize the college resources. She assured the students that she and her dedicated faculty will fully support the new students in adjusting to the college environment and helping them in changing their dreams into reality. The faculty members introduced themselves and gave a brief outline about their subjects and their respective departments. Students were apprised on diverse aspects concerning them like scholarships, fee concessions, anti ragging, examination rules, student elections, NSS, NCC , hostel rules, as well about various clubs like Environment, Red Ribbon , Dramatics, Happiness and Well Being, Ginger etc where they can showcase their talent and make themselves and college proud by participation and winning awards.The programme concluded with taking all the students around the college with the aim of making them acquainted with college departments and infrastructure.
Staff and students of Government Home Science College celebrated Teej. The campus was decorated with buntings, fresh flowers and traditional Punjabi items. Students gave mesmerising performances depicting culture and heritage of Punjab. They took part in giddha, bhangra, mehendi applying and rangoli making. Ms Teej Contest was also organised wherein Navpreet of BSc Home Science II Year, Ramneek, Niharika & Varleen of BSc Home Science Ist Year won various titles as Ms. Punjaban, Best walk, Ms.Personality and Ms.Witty respectively. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students and appreciated them for organising such colourful event.
The 49th annual convocation of Government Home Science College, Sector-10 was held on April 19, 2017. As many as 200 students were awarded degrees. Degrees were conferred upon students from various streams including B.Sc. Home Science, B.Sc. Fashion Designing and Masters in Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles and Human Development and Family Relations. In addition, prizes were awarded for a number of co- curricular activities during the academic session. Students excelling in the field of sports and other literary activities were felicitated. Barinder Shergill from B.Sc H.Sc 6th semester IDRM was awarded the best all rounder student and Alisha from B.Sc Dietetics 3rd year won Dr. Devi's award for being the most compassionate and helping student of the college.
Mr. Jatinder Yadav, Director, Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration was the chief guest. The convocation began with an academic procession led by the Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal and Sh Jatinder Yadav. The Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal read out the annual college report highlighting the major events of the academic session 2016-17. She addressed the students and urged them to be brand ambassadors of Home Science College and encouraged them to achieve their goals with honesty and go on to make the college proud. The chief guest congratulated the prize winners and motivated them to act as functional literates. He also encouraged the students to make best use of this time, make best friends, do something good in life and be a good human being. He also emphasized on setting clear targets and generating entrepreneurial skills which will further help the society in moving further.
On this event under the dynamic leadership of Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal, 2nd edition of newsletter was also released highlighting various activities and events of staff and students during the session 2016-17.
To cutback the increasing incidences of academic anxiety related issues among school children the department of Extension Education of Govt. Home Science College took a stride to study and help students of both rural and urban schools. The students of B.Sc. Home Science Human Development and Family Relations selected two schools each from rural (Khuda Alisher) and urban (Mohali) areas. About 230 students in total of class 8th and 9th were selected for identifying their anxiety level with the help of a standard predefined test. Test was conducted on February 08, 2017 and March 02, 2017 in rural and urban schools respectively. According to test performed students were categorised into five categories of anxiousness. Students who fall in 'very much anxious' and 'anxious' categories were then counselled on March 22, 2017. Rest of the students were given general instructions to combat such issues.
Students of our college participated in a Dance Competition- "Rhythm of Haryana", organized by "Chandigarh Art Theater", supported by "Art & Culture Affair Department, Govt. of Haryana on the occasion of "World Dance Day", April 29, 2017. They presented group choreography of Kathak (Classical Dance Form) 'Tarana' and have won 3rd Prize.
The Clothing and Textiles department of Home Science College showcased the unique and innovative collections created by the budding young designers of the college in an annual fashion show 'Aakriti'. Dolly Ahluwalia, renowned film actor and costume designer was the chief guest and Anju Yadav was the guest of honor. The extravaganza witnessed a wide array of 17 themes ranging from Bohemo-La-Novia to LGBT to Rush Blush.Best collection prize was awarded to Preeti, Veenita and Shivani of B.Sc. (Fashion Designing) 6th semester for their tantalizing drapery accentauated with sparkling sequins on the theme 'Masquerade'. Scintillating Gaiety collection conceptualised by Ekta, Payal and Jaskirat of B.Sc. (Fashion Designing) 6th semester was declared the most wearable collection. Mrs. Dolly Ahluwalia appreciated the efforts of the talented students and motivated them to extend their creative horizons and excel in their chosen field.The audience was enthralled by the fascinating magical presentation of luxurious and flowing fabrics highlighting the amalgamation of ethnic and modern culture.
Students of B.Sc Home Science IInd year showcased their year long creative work in an Art exhibit today. With the slogan of "Earn while you learn", they put up beautiful items ranging from decorative pots, handmade flowers, murals, hand painted curtains, oil and water based canvas paintings, posters, clay modelling and paper bags for display as well as for sale. The chief guest for the day Mrs Anju Yadav appreciated the hardwork and efforts put in by the students under the guidance of Mrs Seema Jaitley, Assistant professor, Art Department.Two entrepreneurs, Jasleen and Puneet of B.Sc.(Home Science)IInd year were applauded for their successful art and craft online and offline ventures by the name of Dazzling Crafts. The visiting guests also bought the articles which allured them which boosted the confidence of the young budding artists who showcased their work there.
The need to sensitize rural women regarding family planning and its effect on health motivated the students of Home Science College to initiate an awareness programme regarding this issue. This evangelism was carried out in village Khuda-Ali-Sher on 18th March 2017 by Department of Extension Education. The students of B.Sc.(H.Sc.)( Interior Design and Resource Management stream) 6th semester organised various activities on the basis of observations of survey conducted by them. A skit on importance of appropriate age of both marriage and child bearing was performed. There was an interactive session where information regarding methods of family planning was taught using flash cards. A lecture on myths related to this issue was also appreciated by the local women.
Home science girls enjoyed a brilliant day of fun and competitiveness on March 20, 2017 when 52nd Annual Athletic Meet was held at Home Science College. The sporting event was inaugurated by Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the College followed by the unfurling of the College Flag and oath taking ceremony. The gathering began with the marching of coordinated footsteps of students in the parade led by the Sports Captain, Sarmishtha. Torch was lighted by Amandeep Kaur, Jaganjot Kaur, Kanika Lubana, Suraksha Narang, Anjana, Roopa and Samiksha Jha of B.Sc. (Home Science) 2nd and 4th semester.
Mrs. Jatinder Rai, President, Home Science College Alumini Association, was the chief guest for the occasion. Dr. Katyal introduced the chief guest and florally welcomed her. Students, teaching and non- teaching staff enthusiastically participated in various throw, jump, and track activities. Sarmishtha Sharma of B.Sc. (Home Science)4th semester was declared the best athlete followed by the various competitions. The chief guest congratulated the prize winners and motivated the students to come forward and participate in sports so as to keep physical side in concord with the psychological health. The function concluded with the flag retreat ceremony and giving away of vote of thanks by Dr. Ravneet Chawla, the sports Incharge.
The department of Extension Education of Govt. Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh, organized an awareness programme on March 16, 2017, in village Khuda- Ali –Sher. Principal Dr. Sudha Katiyal initiated awareness movement towards cashless society in tune with digital India movement carried out by Govt. of India.
Information regarding different modes of digital payments was disseminated among the villagers like demonstration on use of ATM and mobile payment applications. An awareness rally was carried out by students of B.Sc. Home Science Semester VI (ATD stream) with their faculty Mrs. Shalu Gupta for motivating local people to enthusiastically incorporate the digitalization in their day to day life.
The environment Incharge addressed the students on 10.03.2017 to use eco friendly/herbal Colours/Natural Colours dyes like turmeric/chandan powder etc. She made the students to take pledge for eco-friendly Holi as under:
Let's Play Holi
This year I will play Holi by....
Encouraging others to use less dead wood and no other stuff for Holika.
Preparing own Herbal Colours.
Preparing own pichkaris.
Saying no to water balloons.
Saying no to polythene pouches.
Not playing loud music.
Enjoying more and conserving more water.
The department of Family Resource Management, Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh, held an Annual Exhibition on March 09, 2017. The exhibition was inaugurated by Ms. Sadhna Savgar, Joint Director Higher Education and an eminent artist. The exhibition displayed vibrant creative landscapes and innovative accessories made by reusing different materials. Theme based table decorations were also eye catching. The highlight of the exhibition was the ambience of the trendy cafe based on Social Media theme. Students of Interior Designing put up a lot of efforts in creating the setup. Principal of the college, Dr.Sudha Katyal and the chief guest highly appreciated the efforts done by the students.
The placement cell of the college in collaboration with Bulls Eye and Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) conducted a Young Managers Contest in the college premises along with Women's day celebration. The purpose of organizing this contest was to provide a platform to young budding managers to exhibit their talent, knowledge and creativity in preparing them to become "leaders of tomorrow". The second stage of the contest will be the Inter-college finale in which the winning teams from different colleges will compete. The students keenly participated in the contest and were happy to receive prizes for the answers they gave during the quiz. Prof. Nirupa Marwaha who took the initiative for the event thanked the organizers and encouraged the students to actively participate and make full use of the placement drives organized every week in the college.
Department of Extension Education of college carried out an awareness programme in adopted village Khuda-Ali-Sher on 'Awareness about Anaemia' on 2nd March 2017.On the basis of the survey conducted, the students of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) VIth semester Dietetics stream with their faculty Mrs. Shalu Gupta, carried out the programme. A rally was organised to aware the village mass. Women were invited to participate in the programme where a skit was performed to motivate them to get their Hb test done. An interactive lecture was delivered and demonstration of various iron rich food recipes was performed. Home visits were also conducted for those who were not able to come to participate in group. Efforts of students were very much appreciated by the women folk of the village and the students were also asked to conduct more such programmes.
Arushi and Samiksha students of B.Sc.(H.Sc.)-IV Semester actively participated in the inter-college Antakshri Competition for Rose festival organised by Municipal Corporation Chandigarh on 19 February,2017. The students were accompanied by Dr. Priyanka Sharma(Assistant Professor) Department of Music. Arushi and Samiksha successfully cleared the preliminary round of this competition and made their entry to the final round.
On 21st February 2017, 110 home scientists come together from various parts of the country to discuss the modern trends, issues and concerns of home science. Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college delivered the key note address and welcome the key speakers for the day .The morning session kick started with a talk by Ms. Roopal Sharma, Advisor, Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), PEC, Chandigarh. She delivered a wonderful talk on job opportunities in the apparel sector and emerging trends in the field. Prof (Dr.) Subhashini Verma delivered a talk on Nutritional Interventions and its impact on the health of the elderly. Trends in Positive Youth Development were discussed Dr. Jatinder Gulati from PAU, Ludhiana followed by discussion by Mr. Satish Narula on Modern Trends in Home Gardens. Prof. V.R. Sinha from PU, Chandigarh deliberated on incubation and entrepreneurship in home science.
Afternoon witness four parallel technical sessions related to Foods and Nutrition, Human Development and Family Relations, Clothing and Textiles; and Family Resource Management .Around 30 scientific paper and posters were presented. Technical sessions on topics ranging from Incidence of diabetes, role of dietary fiber to Positive Teacher Student Relationship to Recent Trends in Textile Processing and steps towards sustainability in footwear industry. All the sessions were highly informative and thoroughly enjoyed by the participating faculty and research scholars. A book written by Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal and Prof. Nirupa Marwaha on the theme of the seminar was also released.
A group of more than 20 students of B.Sc. (H.Sc) Dietetics- VIth semester along with faculty member Mrs. Shabana Gandhi visited entrepreneurial unit "Honey Hut" Sector 22, Chandigarh, on February 13th, 2017. Honey Hut has been awarded as best performing entrepreneurial unit under Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) for the year 2014-15 by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The unit has been promoted by RCED with the assistance of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Govt. of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce. The main objective of the visit was to provide practical exposure to students about entrepreneurial skills required to undertake an enterprise. The visit enabled the students to know about the process of production of honey, honey chocolates and different honey products. The visit generated awareness about various opportunities available in the field of Entrepreneurship in today's world, market trends and support provided by the Government to start the venture. Chef of the unit provided practical exposure to the students about the recipes of cooking honey idlis. Students were demonstrated with various equipments, material and methods used in honey products. Thus, the enterprise visit facilitated systematic learning of better utilization of machines and materials and low cost budget production techniques to the students.
The faculty was appraised about Millennium Development goals and the benefits of Probiotics on Day 4 of FDP by Prof. Neelam Khetarpaul, Ex-Dean, I.C. College of Home Science, H.A.U., Hisar and presently working as a faculty consultant in Hisar Agricultural University. The day kicked off with knowing what Probiotics really are followed by detailed knowledge on beneficial effects and therapeutic applications of them. Dr. Neelam gave the audience simple tips and ways by which we can include probiotics in our everyday dietary routine without relying on artificial products in the market, many of which may not contain active probiotics. She emphasised that although the concept of probiotics existed in practise since biblical times, we are still at a very early stage in the development of consistently effective use of probiotics. She stressed the need to introduced probiotic food mixtures in our daily diet and that cooperation between medical researchers, daily and food scientists and the business community is essential for development and marketing of high quality probiotics food products. The second session was all about discussion on Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals. Prof. Neelam elaborated on each of the 8 MDGs stressing on the government's efforts in achievement of these. She shared her experiences working as a researcher in relation to these goals in India as well as abroad. A lot of dietary queries of the audience were addressed by the speaker which made both the sessions very interesting and interactive. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal encouraged the faculty to adopt the healthy practice of including probiotics in their daily routine and undertake research on related topics to contribute to the society at large in our own way.
Day 3 of FDP saw the faculty at Home Science College come closer to nature and learn about Hydro-culture. Mr. Harshit Bahl ,Director and Founder Sun Tech Agro appraised the audience on benefits of Hydroponics, Aquaponics and Aeroponics. He talked about significance of nutrients for plant growth, problems faced by plants growers and use of growing mediums like gravel, rockwool etc to enhance quality of soil. He encouraged the faculty to go organic and motivated them to grow a hydroponic garden by showing interesting relevant videos.
The afternoon session had Prof. Rajat Sandhir, Senior Faculty member, Department of Bio Technology, P.U, Chd. speaking on Research and Funding opportunities for projects. He said that since 21st century will be a knowledge society and there is dire need to bridge the immense knowledge gap prevalent. He emphasized that there is need for investment in Research projects in our country. He talked about various funding agencies like UGC,DST,DBT,ICMR,ICAR which provide grants for research projects and schemes that must be made use of like star college scheme for funding infrastructure and equipment especially for science subjects. He talked about challenges faced by institutions in going in for research. He encouraged the audience to collaborate with other institutions to work in interdisciplinary areas of research. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal said that there is need for a major rethink at pedagogy and curricular level and encouraged the faculty to undertake research projects.
Day 2 of Seven day Faculty Development Programme saw faculty being updated on Statistics and research rnethodology by Prof Narayan and Prof Sandhya from PGIMER,Chandigarh. Prof. Narayan said that Statistics is usually taught as a catalogue of tests and the philosophy of using statistics is mostly not taught and understood. He highlighted the importance of research and statistics in collection, analysis, summarizing and interpretation of data. He talked about the concept of " Big data" and the broad categories of research. Prof Narayan discussed in detail about sampling , its types , data and its analysis. Prof. Sandhya added on that knowledge by elaborating on use of scales of measurement , hypothesis formulation and testing. The talk was made interesting by the speakers as they quoted examples from daily life and made it interactive. They concluded by giving tips on how to make research authentic. Principal ,Dr Sudha Katyal encouraged the faculty to invest more time in research and contribute more to the field quantitatively and qualitatively.
A Seven day Faculty Development Programme was inaugurated in Government Home Science College, Chandigarh themed "Meeting Diverse Challenges of Modern Day Education" on February 1 under the aegis of RUSA and Department of Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration.Mr. Jatindra Yadav, I.A.S,Director Higher Education was the chief guest for the day.Dr. Sudha Katyal , Principal of the college gave a floral welcome to him and gave an inaugural address and a background note about faculty development programme (FDP). She highlighted the importance and contribution of RUSA since its conception in 2013.She appreciated the efforts taken by RUSA to fund FDP's for enhancing capacity building of teaching faculty in institutes of higher learning to meet challenges of modern day educational system.
Mr. Jatindra Yadav, I.A.S,Director Higher Education addressed the faculty on the challenges of modern education system and motivated the faculty to make the best of FDP.He encouraged the teaching faculty to invest time and resources provided to them in Research projects and authentic publications to help improve the quality of education disseminated. The morning session kickstarted with a talk on "Quality Assurance in Higher Education -A gate Way for Excellence,by Dr. Dalip Kumar,State Project Director, RUSA,UT,Chandigarh Administration. He said that Quality Assurance is not a one day job nor a source of stress but should be planned and involve continuing regular improvement and compliance for achievement of goals. He also talked about Institutional and Programme Accreditation and its benefits. He emphasised on much needed reforms in Higher Education.He stressed that there is dire need for enhancement of research, consultancy and development of Modules pertaining to finishing schools to deal with challenges of Modern Higher Education.
The afternoon session was headed by Dr. Bhavneet,Professor in Department of Pediatrics,PGIMER,Chandigarh. She elaborated on ' what mind brain and education can do for teaching very interesting manner. She enlightened the audience with latest trends in respect to brain development amongst adolescents. She talked about the differences between fixed and growth mind sets along with role of synaptic pruning and myelination in human brain. She emphasized that adults must provide learning moments rather than rote learning and must include humour in their teaching- learning process. She concluded by giving tips on how neuroscience can change the classroom life by including variety in teaching strategy , making learning fun and making use of music as a component in pedagogy.Both the sessions were highly informative, interactive and thoroughly enjoyed by the faculty.
Students of Government Home Science College won laurels in" Safe Breaking Contest" organised by Chandigarh Traffic police and Honda Company on January 21,2017. Aarti of B.Sc.(Interior Design Management)3rd year won the Ist prize and Dolly of B.Sc. (H.Sc.)1st year bagged the 3rd prize.
NCC and NSS students of Government Home Science College visited the War Memorial, Chandigarh among students of other colleges and dignitaries of the Administration to mark the celebrations of Shahidi Diwas. They payed homage to all the soldiers who fought bravely and laid down their lives for the country.
A two day workshop on Entrepreneurial Awareness and Skill Enhancement was inaugurated by Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college and Mr. Paramjit Singh, Principal Director, Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development today. The interactive workshop was conducted with the aim of inculcating entrepreneurial skills among the participants. The workshop was attended by 90 undergraduate and post graduate students of Home Science and Fashion Designing.
Dr. Sudha Katyal urged the students to be job creators instead of Job seekers. She said that entrepreneurship is not about age, religion or qualification specific but it is about thinking big and being passionate about one's dream. Mr. Paramjit Singh highlighted the significance of entrepreneurship in India by presenting relevant statistics and discussing the global position of India in the world. He quoted success stories of various startup entrepreneurs in the Tricity and all over India and talked about the charms of being a self-employed person. The workshop was highly informative, enlightening and appreciated by all the participants as they gained a better understanding and requisite knowledge of the critical steps involved in starting one's own venture.
An Interclass Badminton competition was organized by the Physical Education Department of the college from January 27 – 30 ,2017. A total of 50 entries were received who participated in Singles and doubles category . Principal, Prof. Rawinder Chaudhary, member IAAF and Prof. Harpreet Kaur gave away the prizes to the prize winners. In the category of singles, the 1st position was bagged by Priyakiran of B.Sc ATD 6th Sem, 2nd position by Mansi Jindal of B.Sc Home Science 2nd Sem and Pooja of B.Sc Home Science 4th Sem bagged the 3rd position. 8 team entries were received for the Doubles game. Ankita and Pooja (B.sc H.Sc 4th Sem) stood first, Priyakiran (Bsc ATD 6th Sem) and Pavleen (B.Sc H.Sc 4th Sem ) stood second and Jasleen and Abhishikha (B.sc H.Sc 4th Sem) came 3rd. Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of the department to encourage such activities in the college and congratulated all the prize winners and participants of this three day badminton tournament.
NSS wing of the Government Home Science College headed by NSS programme Officer Mrs. Chhaya Verma celebrated the Seventh National Voter day on January 25, 2017. Students took a pledge to committedly work towards promoting democratic electoral participation. Poster making, slogan writing and declamation competitions was also conducted on the theme 'Empowering young and future voters' to infuse democratic values, sense of empowerment and pride among the students. Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college urged the new eligible students to participate in electoral process by enrolling and registering themselves and practice responsible, informed and ethical voting.
Government Home Science College organised a workshop on Educational Avenues Abroad for final year students of B.Sc. Home Science and Fashion Designing in collaboration with Manya Education Private Limited (MEPL). They oriented the aspiring students to choose their career and education avenues abroad. The main focus was on providing guidance for preparation of various tests such as GMAT, GRE, SAT, IELTS, ACT and TOEFL for studying abroad. They also touched on the procedural steps for securing admissions in reputed universities and colleges across the world.
Dr. Sudha Katyal , Principal of the college urged the participants to take part in the workshop actively so as to receive hand-on assistance in how to go about admission, application process, popular and new courses, and work experience which all are crucial requirements for any one interested in going abroad for further studies.
Home Science College organized a one day workshop on "Ethics and Interpersonal Relationship at Work Place" on 27th January,2017 for teaching, laboratory, office and support staff of the college. The workshop was conducted by Mr Manish Kumar Aggarwal from Mind Food Chef which provided a mental treat to all the faculty members.
He conducted morning and an evening interactive session with the audience wherein he elaborated on various Ethics that are a must to be followed especially at the workplace so as to ensure the smooth running of any organization. The speaker quoted various instances from daily life as well as those with from mythology which struck a chord with the audience present. He talked in detail about the importance of Equality, Discipline, Respect, Honesty , Empathy ,Cooperation, Unity , Transparency and Integrity at the workplace. The sessions were thoroughly enjoyed by one and all wherein they shared their personal problems also with the speaker. Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal encouraged the audience to be the change they want to see in others and work in unity to take the institution to greater heights.
An interactive seminar was organized in Home Science College on the theme ' Sexual Behavior among Youth: Pleasure and Safety'. The students of Human Development and Family Relations had an interactive session initiated by Ms. Pooja Brar, Doctorate Research Fellow and an Undergraduate Advisor from department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota on 19-01-2017. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal, inaugurated the session and Dr. Reetinder Brar, Head of the Department welcomed the speaker. The talk was centered around intimate relationships among the Indian youth focusing on the pleasure and safety aspects involved in the heterosexual relationships. Students interacted well and shared their viewpoints with the speaker. The audience gave their inputs on the dating culture among youth. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to work on the aforesaid topic for further advances in research in this area.
Government Home Science College in collaboration with Indian Dietetics Association (IDA), Chandigarh Chapter and Fortis Hospital Mohali celebrated 3rd National Dietetics Day in the College Campus on 11th Jan, 2017. Stalwarts in the field of nutrition participated in the celebrations. The theme of the day was ''Consult a Dietician- Get Fooducated''. Dr.Parvinder Chawla, (Internal Medicine), Fortis Hospital gave an inaugural address on healthy lifestyle management. Ms. Sonia Gandhi, (Chief Dietician) Fortis Hospital talked about patient management: dietician and doctor- a collective responsibility. It was followed by the inauguration of a health camp where free health check-up and diet consultation was provided for all students, faculty and staff of the college. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal inaugurated the health mela and emphasized on the role of nutrition for a healthy life.
A special seven day NSS camp organized by Government Home Science College concluded on Dec 29, 2016. Awareness drives through rallies, exhibition, skit, and street plays were carried out throughout the week to create consciousness among the villagers on the theme of digital transactions and swachhta. During the valedictory session, Dr. Sudha Katyal congratulated the NSS programme officers from the college, Dr. Ritu Pradhan and Mrs. Chhaya Verma on successful conduction of the camp. She also appreciated the efforts of the NSS volunteers in carrying out all activities wholeheartedly and enthusiastically throughout the week and bringing about a constructive change in the mindset of villagers regarding digital payments. NSS students shared their enriching experiences and took an oath to continue performing selfless service to the society in the future. The efforts were highly appreciated by the Sarpanch and Mahila Mandal Pradhan of Khuda ali Sher.
NSS Camp is in its full swing in Government Home Science College, Chandigarh. The camp is led by NSS programme officers, Dr. Ritu Pradhan and Mrs. Chhaya Verma, of the College with an objective of providing opportunity to the students to make a positive contribution to the society along with imbibing a sense of responsibility in young minds.
The NSS team provided first hand practical training on digital modes of payment on the second day of the camp at Tibbi sahib Gurudwara .This interactive workshop cleared the misconceptions of credibility of online transactions among the people. Nukkad natak on the eve of Christmas was the highlight of the day.
The third day of NSS Camp commenced with cleanliness drive throughout the village 'Khuda Alisher'. It was followed by extension lecture on sanitation and cleanliness for healthy environment by NSS Volunteers. A documentary movie on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was also shown to bring about behavioural change towards adopting healthy and hygienic practices. On the fourth day, poster making and slogan writing activity on 'Digital Literacy' was held by NSS volunteers. Later, the students marched through the roads of neighbouring sectors with their banners and posters spreading the word about the same. Volunteers enthusiastically participated in all the events and showcased their talent. Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college reviewed the activities performed by the students and motivated the students to play their part sincerely and honestly.
A seven day special NSS camp of Govt. Home Science College started today with lot of zeal and a spirit of enthusiasm in the adopted village, Khuda Ali Sher. Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college was the chief guest on the inaugural day. The thrust of the camp activities in the entire week would be on Digital Literacy and Swachhata in line with national aims of Digital India and Swachh Bharat Abhiyain.
Today, a lecture on different modes of digital transaction through prepaid wallet, USSD, UPI, cards and POS was conducted by the experts in coordination with 100 NSS volunteers. The drive was made interesting for the villagers by holding an awareness rally.NSS volunteers in groups visited every household to practically educate the people regarding online payments.
This social service initiative was taken up with the aim of utilizing the unexplored talents and energy of the youth to provide knowledge service to the community. In a highly inspirational speech, Dr. Sudha Katyal encouraged the student volunteers to become positive change agents of society by carrying out selfless service throughout their life.
In tune with Government's initiative to create a 'cashless society' and 'digital economy', Government Home Science College organized one day hands on workshop on Vittiya Saksharata on November 17,2016 for 390 resident students of B.Sc. and M.Sc. hostel.
Mr. Ravishankar Kumar, Manager, State Bank of Patiala talked about the process of digitizing the entire banking process and advocated the benefits of digital mode of payment through various banking apps. Mr Nikhilesh Shenoy, Assistant Manager, State Bank of Patiala educated participants on digital transactions by demonstrating various cost effective and secured options of digital dealings. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal motivated the students to embrace technology by initiating digital and e-transactions and contribute their bit towards fighting black money and corruption.
The workshop was very enlightening and provided a practical exposure of digital transaction to the students.
Home Science College organised one day hands on workshops on Capacity Building on Gardening Techniques and Practices, E-learning and Online Students Record Keeping under the aegis of RUSA on November 15 and 16, 2016 respectively. Prof. Y.C. Gupta , Head, Department of Floriculture and Landscaping from Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan(Himachal Pradesh) conducted the workshop.He elaborated on gardening and described it as a combination of Art, science and technology. He talked about the various types of landscaping techniques using different flowers and ground covers. Principal, Dr. Sudha Katyal encouraged the audience which included faculty members, members of the environment club as well as gardeners of the college to Go Green and develop gardening as a hobby that not only adds beauty to the surroundings but keeps one stress free as well. The second day saw the faculty and office staff of the college becoming e-savvy by attending a hands on workshop on e-learning and online students record keeping by Mr Naveen Dalal, Assistant Professor, GGDSD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh in the morning session and on digital payment systems in the afternoon session by Mr Ravishankar Kumar, Manager and Mr Nikhilesh Shenoy, Assistant Manager, State Bank of Patiala. Paperless working at the college level was encouraged and a demonstration of the online admission process along with online track record of students and record keeping was done. Besides saving time, cost and paper, it will improve the enrollment rate of students and prove beneficial for those from far off places as they will have online access to the prospectus and admission procedures to be followed. Digital payment systems like e-buddy and means of cashless online and mobile transactions and their usage were demonstrated to the audience. Everyone was encouraged to shop cashless and support to the initiative taken by our worthy PrimeMinister. All the workshops were thoroughly informative and provided great insights of their respective fields.
Government Home Science College is holding coaching classes for UGC NET/JRF, Paper I (Teaching Aptitude), Paper II and Paper III (Home Science), free of cost for the students from 21st November 2016-21st January 2017 under the aegis of RUSA. The classes are taken by subject experts in the college premises from 2.00p.m to 4.00p.m everyday. Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to avail the free and quality facility provided for all students and in particular for those who cannot afford high fees by private coaching centers or have difficulty in finding coaching for the subject of Home Science as its syllabus being vast, includes thorough study of the subjects; Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Human Development and Family and Resource management as well. Interested students should visit the college and make the most of it.
The students of M.Sc Clothing and Textiles of Government Home Science College created assorted collections and put up an exhibition from 2nd December to 6th December, 2016 in the college premises. The exhibit is showcasing beautiful tablecovers, bedsheets, cushion covers using techniques like patchwork, appliqué work, ribbon weaving in delightful colour combinations. The textile home décor collection includes articles for various spaces made from knotting including those for the balcony, emphasizing on recycling by using various weaving techniques. Apparel wear collection for the winters has arm and finger knitted scarfs and mufflers to offer. The bathroom collection displays towels and bath robes made stylish using fabric paint. The sustainable textile product range has various utility and eye catching articles made from inexpensive materials. Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal as well as the visitors praised the efforts put in by the students and the staff and placed orders for various articles. Those of you who like your home spaces stylish, should not miss onto this exhibit that is on till 6th December.
Students of Government Home Science College prepared a fantasy float for Chandigarh Carnival on November 25, 2016. The students worked day and night to put their wild imagination into reality by using colourful papers in the shape of cartoon characters, flowers, butterflies and candies to transform a simple trolley into a colourful eye catching float. Ideas of Chandigarh as emerging solar power hub,a smart city and a happy place to live in were included in the fantasy float of the College.
30 students participated in the march Past in the Annual Athletic Meet held at P.U, Chandigarh from November 22-25, 2016 under the guidance of S. Hardeep Singh Ghai. The college contingent was led by Manasvi of B.Sc H.Sc 3 rd year. Sarmishtha, Sanika, Amandeep of B.Sc H.Sc 2nd year and Kanika of B.Sc H.Sc 1st year took part in the 4 *100m relay race. Kanika gave her best throw at 7.13m in the event of shot put and also participated in the 400m race. Karamveer of B.Sc H.Sc 2nd year participated in the Discus Throw while Amandeep Kaur took part in the Long Jump and 100m. Sarmishtha also participated in the 100m and 200m races. Jaganjot of F.D 1st year took part in the 800m race.
A talk on digitization of NCS was given by Mr. R.P.Saini, Sub Regional Employment Officer, University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau, PU Chandigarh to the final year students of B.Sc Home Science, M.Sc and Pg Diploma. He informed the students about the National Career Service under 'Digital India' Project and its implications and also encouraged the students to visit the Employment Office and know about various vacancies and career opportunities available to them. Students were motivated to Think Big, Declare their Dream, Plan for it and stick to a time table religiously to become successful in life.
Students prepared a fantasy float for Chandigarh carnival on November 25, 2016. The hard work of the students bore fruit as the float was a splitting image of their imagination where Chandigarh was visualized as a smart city along with being a solar power hub. The eye catching and colorful float was adorned with colorful papers in shape of cartoon characters, flowers, butterflies and candies showcasing Chandigarh as a dreamland and a clean, green and a happy place to live in.
Students of B.Sc. Fashion Designing 3rd semester went on an educational trip to Government Museum, Chandigarh on November 18, 2016. They got a chance to appreciate architectural style of the Museum building designed by renowned architect Le Corbusier. Students saw few rare traditional textile exhibits which gave them in depth knowledge about the age-old motifs, designs and themes used.
The remnants of the ancient Indian clothing became clearer to the students as they saw figurines discovered from the historic sites through a guided tour. Gandhara sculptures, Medievial Indian Sculptures and miniature Mughal paintings gave them a firsthand view of recorded history of costumes, ornaments, footwear, hair styles, headgears worn from Indus valley civilization to Mughal period (3000BC-1737).These sections held a special importance to the Fashion design students as they study History of Indian Costumes as a part of their curriculum in 3rd semester. The students also visited Natural History Museum and were excited to see the evolution of animal and human Life especially the Dinosaurs section which displayed some rare fossils of dinosaur eggs, bones, teeth and dung.
Students had a spiritual treat viewing an exhibition titled 'Sacred Garden' by Delhi-based Scottish artist Olivia Fraser in the museum display gallery ,which were deeply inspired from India's artistic and cultural history. This trip was valuable for the students as they were able to retain more factual information regarding Indian costumes worn during different eras. Moreover, this visual indulgence embarked their creative talent and motivated them to design collection taking inspiration from historic costumes.
The college students participated in various competitions in the individual and group category in Punjab University Zonal Youth Heritage Festival held from 26 to 29 September, 2016 at MCMDAV College, Chandigarh. In the category of Heritage competitions, Priya Raj and Nisha of B.Sc. FD Sem-III bagged the 1st prize in Pakhi making and Dasuti competitions. Shikha of B.Sc. FD Sem-III won 3rd prize in Khiddo making competition. Priya Raj and Nisha will participate in Pakhi making and Dasuti competitions in 58th Panjab University Interzonal and Heritage Festival to be held in Government college for Girls, Ludhiana from 2nd to 5th November, 2016.
Dressed in colourful attires and enthusistic attitudes, the lavani team comprising of Mrilani Arora,Eva Sundra,Akshita and Sukhamdeep Kaur of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-I ,Samiksha Jha and Madhu of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-III and Neha and Priya of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-V danced away to a stage thumping performance and left the audiences spell bound by their grace and energy and won the 3rd Position in Group Dance Category. Madhu of B.Sc H.Sc. Sem III also bagged the 3rd prize in the individual category of the event. Jyotsana Azaad of B.Sc. FD Sem-I and Kiranpreet Kaur of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-I brought laurels to the college by standing 3rd in Solo Kathak performance and 2nd in Luddi in the individual category respectively.
The college Mime team comprising of Priyanka, Alka, Harsimran of B.Sc. FD Sem-I, Kalpana Satwal, Kritika Mishra and Sangeeta of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-V and Anupriya of B.Sc. FD Sem-V enthralled the audience by their performance on the theme "Technology Addiction" and won the 3rd prize. Pallavi Gupta of B.Sc. FD Sem-V won 2nd prize in Mehndi competition. Aakriti Goyal of B.Sc. (H.Sc.) Sem-I won 3rd prize in Still life competition. Rajdeep Kaur Sandhu of M.Sc. (H.Sc.) CT Sem-III won the 2nd prize while speaking against the motion in the Debate competition on "Should Student Elections be encouraged".
Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal congratulated all the prize winners, participants, their mentors and accompanists for putting efforts to the best of their abilities and bringing laurels to the college. She encouraged the students to participate in extra curricular activities enthusiastically without ignoring their academics as each has an equally important role in the holistic development.
A two day exposition on the theme 'Earn While You Learn' of Diwali and home decorations was inaugurated by Dr. Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, Chandigarh on October 21, 2016.She congratulated the students of the Art department for putting up an artistic display of handwork with a professional touch and also motivated them to use their creative talent to start up their own entrepreneurial ventures.The students mixed and matched various art forms under the guidance of Mrs. Seema Jaitly, Arts Professor and created new designs of traditional homemade decor items -diyas, lamps, torans, puja thalis, strings of colourful lights ranging from Rs.25-180.The products got a tremendous response at the event.
The Rotract Club of Government Home Science College formed a Human Chain for Blood Donation Camp on Madhya Marg, Chandigarh on October 1st, 2016. 85 college girls participated in the event. Followed by blood donation. The blood donation camp was organized by Rotract Club of Mohali.
6th October, 2016
As a part of the Heritage Walk to celebrate Art and Culture Festival by the Chandigarh Administration, a team of 61 students along with Dr Ravneet Chawla and Mr Hardeep Singh(Physical Edu) joined the young walkers from Chandigarh colleges and schools. The flag off was done by the Director Higher Education, Mr Jitender Yadav, IAS in presence of Mr Bikram Rana, State Liason Officer and officials of Dept of Tourism & Art and Culture.
The students in full enthusiasm walked from Rose Garden through Museums and then reached the destination, Capitol Complex. At each point, the students were given information on the World wide recognition of the city's unique heritage status. Each site was given orientation about its inception and ongoing practices and events. The students were keen to listen to many new things they hardly ever knew, especially, the first year students from other cities residing in hostel. The culmination of the walk at Capitol Complex was amidst charming buildings of the High Court, Secretariat, Open hand to which the October morning breeze and well kept green patches were suitably complimenting.
The students were keen to visit these places in detail at a later time with their friends. The administration provided fruit refreshments to all the participants. It was learning cum fitness initiative well applauded by the young citizens of Chandigarh.
23rd SEPTEMBER 2016
Investiture Ceremony at Govt. Home Science College, began with asking The Almighty for his blessings and giving the Student Council and its members the strength and wisdom to carry on the duties delegated to them responsibly and diligently. Miss Nitima Mehta was sworn in as President, Akriti Thakur as Vice President , Nitika Goyal as Secretary cum Treasurer along with the Class Representatives , who pledged to fulfil their duties and to live up to the expectations of the students who duly elected them as well as the college. Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal congratulated the newly formed Council and urged them to work in unison , be responsible, not ignore academics and be a humble leader. She also congratulated the previous council for carrying out its duties very well that went a long way in helping the college to get accredited with 'A' grade.
The investiture ceremony was followed by a talk by Sh. Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority and later on by Mr Amrinder Sharma, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh. Mr Singh encouraged the students to participate in the activities of The Legal Awareness Club started in the college last month and volunteer wholeheartedly. Citing the importance of the club, he said that they will train students to become paralegal volunteers and address legal queries concerning drug menace, rights of transgender, divorce etc. He said that they will collaborate with the college and set up a Legal Aid Club and an Anti Drug Club in the long run.
Mr Sharma talked about Victim Assistance Scheme which addresses cases who need help, rehabilitation and also award compensation. He informed the audience about the special laws and helplines created for women and children and asked the audience to spread awareness about them. He quoted examples of women like Oprah Winfrey and Malala Yusufsai who have made a mark in the world by fighting for their rights as well as others. He implored the students to become examples themselves and made them aware about Cyber Laws and Cyber Crime. He ended by motivating the audience to become responsible citizens, be aware of our fundamental duties and provide help to those who require it.
17th September 2016
The College was visited by the NAAC Peer team for Assessment and Accreditation from September 1st to 3rd September, 2016.The College has been accredited with 'A' Grade by the NAAC team.
Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal appreciated the efforts put in by one and all in the college that helped it to achieve the grade and emplored everyone to continue working with the same zeal to take the college to even greater heights .
15th September, 2016
One day workshop on "Techniques in Molecular Biology" was organised by the Department of Zoology, Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh in collaboration with Hi Media Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai. Twenty six students of the first and third semester of Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition participated in the workshop. The participants conducted hands on experiments on extraction of DNA from Bacteria, Plasmid, Blood and Plant materials; Preparation of Gel, Submarine Electrophoresis of the extracted DNA for visualization and quantitation. They also learn the technique of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Certificates were handed over to all the participants by the Principal of the college, Dr Sudha Katyal.
College signed MoU with Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Chandigarh, in conducting programmes in various skill development activities sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Directorate of Industries ,U.T. Chandigarh,Khadi and Village industries Commission (KVIC),Govt. of India , National Skill Development Corporation , Tech Mahindra Foundation and Tynor Orthotics etc.
» Rotaract Club of the Govt. Home Science College was given 'Best International Service Project Award' and 'Best Club Service Project Award' for the tenure 2015-16.
The college celebrated 70th Independence Day with zeal and enthusiasm with the help of NCC unit. Students of the college and Tiny tots of Chaitanya Nursery School together participated in the cultural programme. Patriotism and unity messages were given by their performances.
Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal hoisted the National Flag. She addressed the audience to be free from social evils and work with unity and devotion. She focused to work for the community, college and nation as well. Independence is a precious gift given by the martyrs and to take care the nation is our prime duty. Let's celebrate the day and promise to maintain its dignity.
Each One Plant One” was the mottofor the day at Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh, where Van Mahotsava -2016 was celebrated with great fervor. The occasion was graced by His Excellency, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, the Governor of Haryana and Panjab and the Administrator, UT Chandigarh along with other dignitaries ShParimalRai, Advisor to the Administrator, UT Chandigarh, Sh M.P. Singh , Principal Secretary to Administrator, ShAnurag Aggarwal , Home secretary cum Secretary (Environment &Forests), U.T Chandigarh, Sh Santosh Kumar , Chief Conservator of Forests & Director, UT Chandigarh and MrPramod Sharma , Coordinator, Yuvsatta- NGO, amongst the principals from various prestigious institutions from the tricity along with the school students.
The events of the day began with the Tree plantation launching drive in the college where His Excellency, the Governor planted a sapling of “LaxmiTaru” followed by the plantation of about 110 saplings of ornamental tree species like Bottle Palms, Plumeria Alba, Gulmohar, Palashetc. by the faculty and the students of Harita, Eco Club of the college. The Governor emphasized on the fact that life and forests are inseparable entities and that he was delighted to see that youth being a driving force of the country’s future was an active part of the event.
His Excellency also inaugurated a 90 kWp rooftop solar power plant in the college installed by the Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion society- CREST, which is capable of producing electricity of around 360 units per day amounting to a cost of approximately Rs 54,000. He praised the college for its effort to make itself self-sufficient
This was followed by the felicitationof peace awards by Honorable Governor, Prof K. S. Solankito various principals who significantly contributed to the Green Mission. The principal of the college, DrSudhaKatyal called it a” Gaurav Day” and thanked the galaxy of dignitaries for their combined exemplary vision and for lending unending support and cooperation to the college to make the event a great success as well for connecting everyone with mother nature and contributing to the conservation of environment through the use of renewable energy. She also assured the audience that the college would always strive to make City beautiful, greener and cleaner than before and contribute its bit in bringing required social change.
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