TREES PLANTATION DRIVE
NSS Unit of SSSS College of Commerce for Women organized Tree Plantation activity on July 2, 2019. NSS Students planted six trees (Neem and Satpati) along the boundary wall of College Campus.
PERSONAL CONTACT PROGRAMME
Personal Contact Programme was organised for the academic session 2019-20. The program was spread over a period of two days i.e. July 4 – July 5, 2019. The PCP faculty panel conducted meetings with new students on individual basis. The information pertaining to their educational, family background, interest, and aptitude and career goals is recorded. The program helps in gauging the requirements and aspirations of students.
SPECIAL MORNING ASSEMBLY
A Special Assembly was organized on July 15, 2019 to invoke the blessings of Waheguru at the beginning of new session. The new students who have joined the college in the first year of various courses viz. B.Com; B.Com (F.S); BCA; BBA; B.Sc(Eco) and M.Com attended the recital of Sri Japji Sahib and Chaupai Sahib along with their seniors and members of the staff.
Thereafter, Ardas was intoned to seek strength and benedictions from the Almighty. S. Jagdish Singh Ji, Director welcomed the new students and motivated them to peruse quality education.
Principal, Dr. Navdeep Kaur acquainted the students about work culture of the college and also apprised them about the forthcoming events of the college.
AWARENESS CAMPS REGARDING JAL SHAKTI ABHIYAN
In pursuance of the guidelines issued by the central government, special sessions were organized in the college on July 22, 2019 to sensitize the students regarding conservation of water.
A seminar was conducted by Mrs Rupinder Kaur, Asst. Prof in Environment Sciences wherein she shared the data pertaining to ground water level in the state of Punjab and causes which led to this alarming state of affairs.
Similar talks were held in all the classes during the second period in the entire college and students were actively engaged in the discussions leading to some very simple and effective remedies to help us conserve water in daily life.
On the whole the message to conserve this precious natural resource reached more than 900 students in a very effective manner.
METRO BUS PASS FACILITY FOR STUDENTS
In order to provide public transport facility to the college students at affordable fare, officials from BRTS visited the college campus on July 15-16, 2019 and July 23, 2019. Mr. Rajesh Sharma, upper Divison Clerk (UDC) BRTS along with his team registered 42 students for monthly bus pass of Metro Bus. The students found this initiative highly beneficial.
AN EVENT ON WATER CONSERVATION
Keeping in the guidelines of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to observe the July 27, 2019 as Jal Shakti Abhiyan. A special street play (Nukkadd Natak ) Pani Ajj Udaas hai was staged. The play highlighted the sanctity of this precious natural resource essential for the existence of mankind .
The play was successful in pointing out the instances from the daily life of a household when lots of water gets wasted due to negligence.
135 Housewives from the neighbouring localities watched the play and were deeply moved by the powerful performance by the participants for a noble cause.
PARENTS TEACHERS MEET
Parents teachers meet was conducted on July 29, 2019 to brief the parents of the new students about the academic programs and the culture of the college. It was conducted in two sessions for the students of BBA, BCA, B.Sc. and B.Com (FS) in the first session and B.Com sections A and B in the second session. Dr. Navdeep Kaur Principal addressed the meet and presented an overview of the general rules and regular programs of the college aimed at holistic development of the students. She urged the parents to help develop a sense of responsibility in the young girls and support them by keeping confidence in their abilities. The students were also advised to put in sincere efforts to pursue their dreams.
The parents, particularly mothers of the students, attended the meet and appreciated this opportunity to know the learning environment of the college. 150 parents attended this meet and interacted with the faculty over a cup of tea.
SEMINAR ON ‘CAREER AS COMPANY SECRETARY’
A Career Counseling session was organized on July 30, 2019 to apprise the students about the professional course Company Secretary as a career option.
Mr Manish Kumar, Manager and Mr. Anjum Goyal, Chairperson, Amritsar Chapter of Institute of Company Secretaries of India made an elaborative presentation detailing the eligibility conditions, structure, curriculum and fee structure of the course. They pointed out that the course is very suitable for the graduates in Commerce or Business administration and ensures good placements in the corporate sector. Mrs. Priyanka Sharma and Dr. Payal coordinated the session and facilitated them clarify their doubts during the interactive session. 178 Students attended the session and found it very informative.
A BOOK DISCUSSION SESSION
A Book Discussion session on the book “Wings of Fire -An autobiography” was held on July 30, 2019 to mark the death anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. Dr. Navdeep Kaur, Principal briefed the students of B.Com final year about the life and thoughts of this great personality who was born in a small village in Tamil Nadu and rose to become President of India. She narrated a few inspirational incidents from the book depicting his early childhood and life in the village in 1930s. The students were motivated to read this book to learn more about this scientist President who always loved to interact with the youth.
REGISTRATION CAMP UNDER PMGDISHA
As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, under the scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)’, College organized a two-day registration camp on August 1 and August 2, 2019. This scheme aims at empowering the citizens in rural areas by training them to operate computer and other digital devices and enabling them to make digital payments actively. S. Iqbal Singh, Govt. representative and his team visited the College and 42 students belonging to rural areas were registered for digital training.
POSTER MAKING, COLLAGE MAKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Poster Making, Collage Making and Photography Competition was organized in the College on August 14 and August 16, 2019 on the topics ‘Colors of India’ and ‘Unity in Diversity’ as a part of Independence Day celebrations. The below mentioned students were declared the winners from amongst 80 participants:
|Poster Making Competition||Degree College||Junior College|
|First Kanish |
B.Com Sem III
BBA Sem III
BCA Sem I
B.Com Sem III (B)
BBA Sem V
|Consolation Prize||Aanchal Sharma |
|Second||Muskan Kamboj |
|Collage Making Competition|
WORKSHOP ON ‘BASIC BANKING OPERATIONS’
A workshop on Basic Banking Operations was organized by the Department of Commerce and Business Administration on August 19, 2019. Mrs. Savita Khanna, Asst. Prof. in Commerce) explained the various kinds of forms used for opening the account, depositing money and withdrawal etc. 70 students of B.Com (Hons.) Sem-III and B.Com (Hons.) Sem-V and B.Com (Fin. Services) Sem-I attended this workshop.
VISIT TO IDFC FIRST BANK
A visit to IDFC First Bank, Mall Road Branch was organized for the students of M.Com Sem I on August 22, 2019. Two faculty Members- Dr. Payal and Dr. Samriti Kapoor from the PG Department of Commerce and Business Administration accompanied the students. Ms. Sumina Mohindru, Chief Manager and Ms. Heena Sethi, Senior officer IDFC First Bank apprised the students regarding back end functioning of the bank. They familiarized the students with the practical aspects of RTGS, NEFT and IMPS. The students were also provided tips regarding verification of cheques and currency notes.
VISIT TO MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH PANORAMA
The students also visited Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama situated at Ram Bagh Garden, Amritsar. They got valuable insights into the rich culture, heritage, artefact’s and documentations of Maharaja’s Life. The students found both the visits highly enriching and useful.
SEMINAR ON ‘TRAFFIC RULES’
A seminar on ‘Importance of Traffic Rules’ was organized in the College on August 26, 2019. S. Dilbagh Singh, ADCP Traffic Police, Amritsar and S. Arvinderpal Singh, Incharge Traffic Education cell were the resource persons. They guided and apprised the students with the new traffic rules and penalties in case of their violation. They talked above the key qualities which every student must imbibe to become a responsible citizen and above all a good human being. 85 students of B.Com Sem I(A) and B.Sc Sem I attended the seminar. Students found the session highly inspiring and informative. The session was conducted by Mrs. Savita Khanna and Mrs. Ravneet Arora.
LIVE TELECAST OF ‘FIT INDIA MOVEMENT’
The NSS Unit of the College organized live telecast of ‘FIT INDIA MOVEMENT’ on August 29, 2019. This movement was launched as a part of National Sports Day celebrations at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated his speech by paying tribute to Major Dhyan Chand- the great Indian Hockey Player. He appealed every citizen to remain healthy and fit.
The event highlighted fitness regime by presenting India’s indigenous martial art forms, folk dances and sports activities. As a part of the movement initiated by showing the live telecast of the inaugural show, the College committed itself for the cause through the pledge ceremony. The pledge to make sports and fitness regime as part of life was administered to 104 participants of the session.
MOOC-LEARNING SKILLS OF TOMMORROW
Students of SSSS College of Commerce for Women joined various Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to enhance their leaning and upgrade their skills as well. The courses were part of the Spoken Tutorial Project of IIT Bombay. After completion of their respective courses, students appeared in the test to get certification.
Details of MOOCs attended by the students are as follows:
|Date||Class||Course||No. of Students|
|August 21, 2019||BCA Sem III||Advanced CPP||14|
|August 26, 2019||BCA Sem V||Advanced Python 3.4.3||8|
|August 28, 2019||B.Com Sem V(A)||Introduction to Computers||38|
|August 29, 2019||B.Com Sem V(B)||Introduction to Computers||34|
BHOG SEHAJ PATH SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI
As per the tradition Bhog of Sehaj Path was performed on September 1, 2019. The program started with the recital of Sri Japji Sahib and Chaupai Sahib. Students also chanted soulful hymns from Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Ardas was intoned to seek the blessings of Waheguru. S. Jagdish Singh, M. Director highlighted the relevance of the surrounding environment in shaping one’s personality. Dr. Navdeep Kaur, Principal guided the students to prepare well for the forthcoming mid semester examination. Students and faculty members who performed Gurmat Seva were also honoured.
SEMINAR ON ‘BANKING OPERATIONS AND SERVICES’
PG Department of the Commerce and Business Administration of the College organized a seminar on ‘Banking Operations and Services’ on September 3, 2019. A team comprising Mr. Vijay Thakur, Branch Manager, Mr. Rahul Gupta, Loan officer and Mrs. Payal, Bank Executive from Punjab and Sind Bank were the resource persons. The resource persons explained the various net banking operations and informed the students regarding the various safety tips which every person must keep in mind while making digital payments in order to prevent frauds. They also explained the procedure and documentation required for obtaining education and home loans. The students put their queries regarding various retail banking products and services which the experts handled satisfactorily. 185 students of B.Com Sem V, BBA Sem V, B.Com (Hons.) Sem III and B.Com (Hons.) Sem V attended the seminar and found it highly useful and informative.
TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION
The NSS unit of the College celebrated the National Teachers’ Day on September 05, 2019 by presenting plants to the faculty members. The students presented saplings as a mark of respect for the honest endeavours the teachers make towards nurturing and educating the young women. Mrs. Savita Khanna, Nodel officer and Mrs. Rupinder Kaur co-ordinated the event.
FRESHER’S DAY CELEBRATION
Fresher’s Day, the most eagerly awaited day from the day of admission by every student. The day was celebrated with great enthusiasm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Vidyak Bhavan Auditorium, SSSS Extension Campus, Mata Kaulan Marg to welcome the newcomers in a friendly atmosphere and to encourage them to showcase their talent, to create impulses and to boost up the confidence. The day was filled with excitement, joy, laughter, and happiness. Principal Dr. Navdeep Kaur welcomed the parents and acquainted the audience about the inception of the SSSS institution for the sake of ‘Punjabi and Punjabiyat’ in 1893 by S. Sant Singh Ji Shaheed. The day was dedicated to the celebration of 550th year of Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. His message to be truthful to self, to mankind and to the mother earth was depicted beautifully in the form of the stage show. Students through the musical choreography conveyed the message of judicious use of mobile phone. The standing ovation was given to the theatrical item showing the sacrifices of our soldiers.
Director S. Jagdish Singh, M. Director talked exclusively on the measures that the students should take to keep themselves healthy, to build the confidence, self-belief, and passion. He motivated all the students deriving incidents from his own personal life. The presence of the parents of the students with 100% attendance was acknowledged. He appreciated the potential of students and the Cultural Committee. Principal S. Gurpreet Singh, SSSS Modern High School and Mrs. Arvinder Kaur, Buds’ Charm graced the occasion with their presence.
DISCUSSION ON ‘SAY NO TO PLASTIC’ (Mrs. Rupinder Kaur, Mrs. Harman Kaur Students-15-20)
A discussion session was organized in the College on September 12, 2019 on the subject ‘Say No to Plastic’ to observe Swachhta Pakhwada. 80 students participated in the discussion. They shared their experiences and views regarding use and effects of plastic. They came up with different ideas to reduce the use of plastic. One of the students suggested the replacement of plastic sheet binding with cardboard binding.
DOCUMENTARY ON WATER CONSERVATION
A documentary on Conservation of Water named ‘Boond’ was shown to students of M.Com Sem III on September 13, 2019 to observe Jal Shakti Abhiyaan. The aim was to sensitize the students regarding judicious use of water.
AWARENESS RALLY ON NSS DAY
On the occasion of NSS Day, NSS Unit of the College organized a rally on September 24, 2019 along Mall Road to spread awareness amongst public regarding use of cloth bags instead of Poly bags. The rally took a round of Mall road starts from SSSS Chowk. The volunteers carrying the banners with message encouraging the use of cloth bags instead of plastic bags were as successful in gaining public attention. The College authorities appreciated this initiative of the NSS unit with the guidance of Mrs. Savita Khanna and Mrs. Rupinder Kaur, Nodel officers to sensitize the general public regarding environment protection.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ‘RESEARCH WRITING- A JOURNEY FROM UNKNOWN TO KNOWN’
IQAC of the College organised a Faculty Development Programme titled ‘Research Writing: A Journey from unknown to known’ in the Lafani Hall on October 1, 2019. Faculty members: Dr. Payal, Department of Commerce and Business Administration and Dr. Moninder Kaur, Department of economics acted as resource person. Dr. Moninder Kaur elaborated the concept of research, its process and also highlighted the importance of literature review in framing the objectives. Further, Dr. Payal provided an insight into the research design and methodology. She also discussed about type of data, statistical tools and techniques that could be used in writing a research papers. She emphasized on avoiding plagiarism being an academic dishonestly. The faculty members found this lecture highly informative and experienced their gratefulness towards the organisers.
WORKSHOP ON CAREER AWARENESS CUM QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE FOUNDATION
Department of Commerce and Business Administration of the College in Collaboration with TIME Institute, Amritsar organized a three days workshop on ‘Career Awareness cum Quantitative Aptitude Foundation’ from October 3, 2019 to October 5, 2019. The workshop comprised three session’s viz. Numerical Abilities, Vedic Mathematics and
A special session for MBA/MCA aspirants. The resource person Mr. Sushil Mishra, Centre Manager, TIME institute explained the various techniques to enhance the quantitative abilities needed for various online employment tests.
On the last day, a special career counseling session was conducted by Mr. Rajnesh Tripathi, where he informed the students about career options available to them after graduation/ post-graduation. 50 students from M.Com, B.Com, BBA, BCA and BSc.(Eco) attended the workshop. They found the workshop highly informative and useful.
AWARENESS REGARDING STUBBLE BURNING
On October 4, 2019, NSS Volunteers visited the villages to spread awareness against the harmful effects of Paddy burning. Students visited the villages namely Mudhal, Muradpura, Verka, Mirakot Kalan and Sachander. They encouraged and educated the farmers to adopt the new techniques to cut and lift the crop stubble.
Business Quiz was organised by the Department of Commerce and Business Administration of the College on October 9, 2019 to assess the business acumen and general knowledge of the students in various fields viz. Commerce, politics, sports and infotainment. Three teams participated in the quiz comprising of three students in each team. More than 100 students appeared in preliminary round held in September 6, 2019 out of which 9 students were shortlisted for the quiz. 210 students of the attended the Business quiz.
Director S. Jagdish Singh urged the students to utilize their time and knowledge in judicious manner. Dr. Navdeep Kaur, Principal appreciated the performance of students in visual rounds and encouraged them to keep updating their knowledge to enhance their competence for various employment opportunities.
Upinderjit Kaur (B.Com Sem III), Lakshmi (BBA Sem III) and Laxmi (B.Com Sem III) were declared as the winners of Business Quiz.
An industrial visit to Verka Milk Plant, Amritsar was organized on October 17, 2019 for the students of B.Com (Fin. Services) Sem–I, B.Com Sem–V, M.Com Sem–I and III. A group of 84 students accompanied by 5 faculty members – Mrs. Jaskiranjit Kaur, Mrs. Dilpreet Kaur and Ms. Harleen (Department of Commerce), Ms. Maninder Kaur (Department of Punjabi) and Mr. Gopal Krishan (Office Supdt.) visited the plant. S. Satkiratpal Singh (Trainee at Verka Milk Plant), S. Prabhsarn Singh (Trainee at Verka Milk Plant) and Mrs. Jaspreet Kaur (Junior Executive at Verka Milk Plant) were the resource persons who demonstrated and elaborated the students the working of different machines related to filtration, processing and packaging of milk and related products.
SEMINAR ON AIDS AWARENESS
SSSS College of Commerce for women organized a seminar on ‘AIDS Awareness’ on October 19, 2019 under the Red Ribbon Club of the College. The resource person Dr. Savita Sharma, Medial officer, HIV Dept., Medical College, Amritsar held a discussion with the girl students regarding the increasing incidence of the disease and the psychological factors leading to the vulnerability of the young women towards this disease. She motivated the students to sensitize others regarding drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Navdeep Kaur highly appreciated the discourse delivered by Dr. Savita and emphasize the relevance of the issue for educating the young women for life. Students from B.Sc(Eco), BCA and BBA Semester I attended the session. Ms. Saranpreet Kaur of B.Com (F.S) Sem-I extended the vote of thanks to the resource person. adr. Savita Sharma was also presented with a set of books as a token of gratitude. Mrs. Savita Khanna Co-ordinated the event.
SEMINAR ON ROLE AND NEED OF MOOC’s
A Seminar on Role and need of MOOC Courses was organized by Department of Computer Science on October 22, 2019 in Rose Villa Hall of the College. Dr. Manik Sharma, Assistant Professor, DAV University, Jalandhar acted as the resource person. Dr. Navdeep Kaur, Principal welcomed the guest. She highlighted the relevance of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in enhancing skills of students. She also emphasized the role of MOOC Courses in bridging the gap between traditional education and world class education. Dr. Manik Sharma, discussed major and critical aspects of MOOC viz subject selection, courses, direction, subject filters and exam date. He also threw light on certain limitations of online courses. The students found this seminar highly informative and enriching. S. Jagdish Singh, M. Director and Dr. Navdeep Kaur, Principal along with Mrs. Pooja Monga, Head, Department of Computer Science presented the replica of Sri Darbar Sahib to Dr. Manik Sharma.
VISIT TO IBADAT
As a part of Community Linkage program a group comprising of 15 students and 6 members of faculty visited ‘Ibadat –A School for Special children’ on October 24, 2019. Various handmade Lanterns, Diyas and Jute cloth bags made by the students of the school were exhibited on the occasion of Diwali festival. The faculty and the students of the College purchased various items displayed in the exhibition.
Diwali Fest was celebrated in the college on October 26, 2019 with full zeal and fervour. The beats of music and colours of rangoli filled the atmosphere with festive spirit. The sumptous treat of a variety of food items and milk shakes was the special attraction of the event. The students danced to the popular numbers. The food stalls offered a variety of snacks and sweets. The students in their colourful attire were seen posing for photos with their friends all over the campus making it a memorable event for their college life.
A book exhibition was organized by the library during the month of October 2019 with the aim to highlight the rich collection of reference books and latest addition in each subject line. The exhibition was spread over 10 days and books from two to three subjects were displayed each day.
The students were informed regarding the schedule of the exhibition and were invited to attend the library sessions class wise where they were offered opportunity to glance over the wide range of titles available in various areas.
The subject experts were also available to guide the interested students for checking on the books of their individual interests.
The students showed good interest in books of their core subjects and found this event interesting and enriching.