DEGREE COLLEGE

INTER CLASS BADMINTON TOURNAMENT 2016-17

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Only registered students with valid ID will be allowed to participate.
  2. Basic rules of Badminton as per the BWF.
  3. The game will be played on 11 points (1 Set)
  4. Matches will be played on knock out basis.
  5. Team players have to report 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the game. In case of failure to report at the scheduled time, the game will be awarded to the opponents.
  6. No changes in the fixtures will be allowed once finalized.
  7. Every player should come in proper sports attire with Gum sole shoes.
  8. The organizers have the right to change/amend any of the rules at their discretion.

Degree College – Badminton Draws List 2016-17

 

Sports room

A discussion of extra-curricular activities in St. Andrew’s College can never be complete without a mention of sports. Our students excel in sports. We have been listed among the top ten colleges for sports activities in Mumbai University. In the last two years we have achieved the 7th and 9th rank in Mumbai University.

Students of both Junior and degree college have distinguished themselves at the local, district, state and national levels. We have had students represent the nation at international meets in hockey, football, lawn tennis and swimming.

GymSports in St. Andrew’s

  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Throwball
  • Volleyball
  • Carrom
  • Chess
  • Table-tennis
  • Athletics

Events List 2016:

Gymkhana Events List

A. C. M. E.

A.C.M.E. or the Andrean Co-curricular Movement for Enrichment aims at giving each student an opportunity to participate in activities beyond the regular college curriculum and also encourages multidisciplinary interaction.

All students are expected to enlist for and participate in the activities of at least one subject / activity association during the F.Y., S.Y. and T.Y. in degree college.

The various associations that they can join include the following:

Subject Associations:

The various subject associations work towards encouraging discussions and debates on matters or issues pertaining to their respective disciplines . they seek to provide their students with a wider experience of the subject beyond the four walls of the classrooms via various activities and programmes including competitions (debates, quizzes, posters), inviting guest speakers, having student presentations and discussions, screening films etc.

All of these activities are aimed at encouraging curious questioning minds to gain a better grasp and knowledge of the subject through greater and wider exposure to actual conditions and practical issues.

The various subject associations in St. Andrew’s College include the following:

  • English
  • Economics
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Accounts
  • Commerce
  • I.T.

Other co-curricular activities/associations:

  • Association for Inter-Religious Dialogue
  • Nature Club
  • NSS

Extra-Curricular Activities – Cultural

  • Music (The Music Club, A.W.M.T.C., IN TUNE)
  • Drama (Dramatrix, OLIO)
  • Jhankaar

Extra-Curricular Activities – Literary

  • Quiz
  • Debate

Extra-Curricular Activities – Self Financing Courses Fests

  • Revolution IT
  • Reve
  • Comfest

NSS or National Service Scheme endeavours to develop awareness of social problems whilst nurturing their ability to work for social causes.

NSS Annual Events List 2016

NSS 2014-15

2014-15 was yet another fulfilling year for the NSS Unit of St.Andrew’s College. Like every year we began with an orientation programme for the first year students where-in the professor’s in-charge explained the students about NSS, its activities and the criteria to complete 120 hrs per year. On 5th June, 2014, students participated in Tree plantation Drive organised by the University of Mumbai at Kalina University, Santracruz (East). It was a fun filled event as volunteers from almost all the colleges around Mumbai came together at one place to celebrate Mother Nature and planted trees. We planted around 50 trees at Kalina Campus and later on watered the plants. We also met the authority who was assigned the job of doing a “Follow up” on the trees that we had planted. The event was a huge success and a great way to celebrate the Environment Day. This year the students started their community service in the month of August at the well-known NGO ADAPT- Spastic society, Bandra (West), where the students helped the disabled students and their teachers in writing, story reading, speaking, playing, and drawing activities and interpretation of notes. Working with the NGO made the students sensitive towards the spastic kids. We also celebrated various festivals such as World Yoga Day, Independence Day, World Food Day, World AIDS Day, etc. On 14th July, 2014, the volunteers participated in the Addiction Eradication Rally and on 7th August we participated in the Peace Rally held at Azad Maidan organised by the University. Another Peace Rally was organised by Yuvak Biradri on 9th August, celebrating the Foundation Day of their organisation which was also attended by our volunteers. We also provided security in our College’s 3 day fest- ANDREAMZ. On 1st October, volunteers participated in Nasha Mukti Rally at Azad Maid, CST. As well as conducted a poster making competition on the theme “Election” to spread awareness in the college about the importance of VOTING as elections were nearby.

Another major activity taken up this year was the Mt. Mary Fair. The volunteers helped the Mumbai Police by assisting them in security when and where required. They also assisted them in crowd management and disaster management. The NSS unit organised various talks such as First Aid, Cancer Awareness, HIV/AIDS, and Dengue making the students aware about it and guiding them as to how to prevent it. A workshop on Disaster Management was organised in tie up with the BMC, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the students and was informative as well along with practical demonstrations.

In order to spread smiles all around Mumbai this Diwali festival, we contributed in Yuvak Biradri’s Toy Donation activity. We spread the news of this donation all over our neighbourhood and college. We received an overwhelming response and about 136 toys were donated. These toys later on were distributed in 3 different orphanages in Mumbai and we celebrated Diwali with the children. At the college level, we organised Diya painting. The diya were beautifully painted by the volunteers and later distributed in the slum areas.

The Blood Donation Drive on the 9th Dec 2014 was a massive event for the NSS unit. Holy Family Hospital and Mahatma Gandhi Trust were invited to college to collect blood. The drive was collaborated with Think Foundation who conducted free thalessamia test for all blood donors and Third year students. Mr. Vinay Shetty from Think Foundation was invited to the college who went around all the classes to make the students aware about Thalessamia and motivated them to donate blood. We collected a total of 244 Units of blood. This drive was held in the Girls Common Room and Boys Common Room simultaneously. On 2nd October students participated in the Bhajan Sandhya organised by the University of Mumbai at the Gateway of India to celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Our volunteers participated in the Run for Unity Marathon conducted on 31st October, in the spirit of celebrating the birthday of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel also known as the Iron Man of India as he contributed enormously in the unification of our nation. The Marathon started from Trident hotel and ended at Parsi Gym Khana. This year, the University launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and asked all the colleges to conduct a cleanliness drive. Thus we organised a cleanliness drive in our college premises. Paper bag making and distribution amongst the vendors at the Bandra Bazaar was also taken up by the unit. 300 Paer Bags were made by the Unit. Volunteers also took up the activity of Note Book Making. Note Books were made from waste paper of books and were distributed at Municipality schools.

The most looked forward NSS rural camp was held at Sane Guruji Rashtra Smarak, Mangoan, Raigad from 1st Feb 2015 to 7th Feb 2015. 47 students participated in the camp, assisted by 3 professors. The students provided community service in the nearby villages. Various motivational talks and lectures on topics such as Human Trafficking, Self Defence, Need to save Money, Superstition, Star Watching, Social Media, War and Eve teasing were organised. This year students performed street plays on Swach Bharat Abhiyan, Human Trafficking, Education, Need to Vote and Women Empowerment for the residents of the area. Year after year the volunteers of NSS Unit participate in full enthusiasm and serve the society.

NSS 2013-2014:

Like every year the NSS unit started with a gusto undertaking various projects and rendering social service to the society. The year started with an orientation programme for first year NSS students where in area co coordinator Mr. R P Paul was invited to interact with the students and highlight the benefits of being a part of the NSS Unit. The students had an orientation programme on 24th July at ADAPT- Spastic Society, the NGO adapted to render community service. The students helped the disabled children in writing, story reading, speaking, playing, drawing activities, and helped teachers to teach yoga and interpretation of notes. This year our students performed a skit for the children at ADAPT on respect to elders, trust and friendship. On 9th August our student volunteers participated in the peace rally held at Mani Bhavan. Students celebrated Independence Day with great enthusiasm in college. Some volunteers also participated in the University Independence Day Programme. The Mount Mary Fair from 8th Sept- 15th Sept was yet another important event for the Unit. Our students provided security at the fair and spread awareness about Dengue, Malaria and Diabeties amongst the pilgrims. They were also stationed at the health booth and assisted the doctors in providing first- aid. The student also participated in the Bhajan Sandhya organised by the University to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. 40 students participated in the Hepatitis Rally organised by united Way.40 students also participated in the Cancer Awareness Rally organised by the D H Research Center. 29 students also participated in a rally organised by United Way “Awareness about Diabetes”. Students also made paper bags and note books and distributed it amongst the shopkeepers and needy students. This year the Unit undertook the “Road Safety Project” to spread awareness among public about the various measures pertaining to road safety.

Various sessions to create awareness amongst our students were also organised by the unit. Students had sessions on First Aid, Disaster Management, Hepatitis B, Cancer amongst Women, Performing a Street Play, Dengue and Malaria Awareness and Importance of voting. Owing to the upcoming elections the unit was entrusted to execute the Voter’s Registration Drive in college in alliance with AGNI- a NGO.

In collaboration with Yuvak Biradari students participated in various activities such as Mock Parliament, Ek Sur Ek Tal, National Integration Programme, Personality Development, Leadership Skill Programme etc. The students also donated old text books, stationery products and books amongst needy children. The students participated in the “Share and Care programme” where in volunteers went to various housing societies to inquire and spread awareness about the maintenance of hygiene and cleanliness in the society. Our Unit was awarded the “Best College Award” for the year 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 for being the most active college for two consecutive years. Students also participated in various camps. 2 first year students participated in Leadership Training Programme, 1 student was on the organizing committe of the same Leadership Training Camp, 1 Students participated in “AVHAN Camp” State level Disaster management preparedness programme and 6 students participated in Yuvak Biradari Mock Parliament Camp etc.

The Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi Seva Trust and Holy Family Hospital was organised on 17th December 2013. Like last year we received an overwhelming response from our students who came forward to donate blood and 272 Units of blood was collected. Mahatma Gandhi Seva Trust felicitated the college for getting highest number of blood donors for the year 2012-13.

The 7 Day Rural Camp was yet another thrilling event for the volunteers. The camp was conducted at Sane Guruji Rashtra Smarak, Mangoan, Raigad from 6th January- 12th January 2014. 47 students with 3 Professors attended the camp. Various guest lectures on Superstition, Sky Watching, Training on Disaster Management, Mock Drill, First Aid and Personality Development were held at the camp. Various documentaries and movies on different issues such as Sexual harassment, Investment Planning, War, and Racism etc were also screened at the camp. Street Play on topics such as Superstition, Female Feticide, Child Marriage, Corruption and Drug Addiction were performed by our students at the nearby villages. Students had some other exhilarating activities such as trek, Swimming Session, Treasure Hunt, Talent Hunt, Camp fire etc. They also rendered community service at the camp.

This was yet another rewarding year for the NSS Unit where in our volunteers worked hard to serve the society and deliver social service with enthusiasm, fervor and with a sense of responsibility. They truly understand and accomplish the NSS motto “NOT ME, BUT YOU”

NSS 2012-2013:

The NSS Unit this year saw a sea of event and ample amount of hard work coming in from the volunteers to fulfil its motto. The year began with an orientation programme for the first year students where-in the professor’s in-charge briefed the students about NSS and its activities. On 14th and 15th July 2012, students participated in Tree plantation Drive organised by Yuvak Biradari, University of Mumbai at New Zealand Hostel, Goregaon. There were sessions on self Defence and motivation, Career Guidance, Patriotic songs, Classical & Folk dance and a lecture by Padmashri Award Winner- Kranti Shah on Share and care, Vasundhara Bachao Andolan. This year the students started their community service in the month of July at the well-known NGO ADAPT- Spastic society, where the students helped the disabled students and their teachers in writing, story reading, speaking, playing, and drawing activities and interpretation of notes. They also celebrated various festivals such as Teachers’ Day, Independence Day, Friendship day etc. with them. The students expressed a deep sense of satisfaction as they were able to help and provide their services to the disabled children.

On 6th August, the volunteers participated in the Peace Rally held at Azad Maidan organised by the University and on 9th August 2012, they participated in the Peace rally at Mani Bhavan organised by the Yuvak Biradari on their Foundation Day. On 27th-28th Sep volunteer also conducted a 2 day campaign on Peace, Anti- smoking and Anti- Eve teasing.On 1st Oct volunteers participated in Anti-Drug Abuse Rally at Azad Maidan, CST and poster making for the same. Volunteers also participated in the poster making competition on “Save a girl child Drive’- “MERI BETI PYAARI BETI”.

The volunteers also provided security at the Mt. Mary Fair, this year, wherein they helped the Mumbai Police by assisting them in security when and where required. This year the celebration of the Independence Day started with the sale of flags made by handicapped students. Students sold over 1000 flags. The volunteers participated at the flag hosting held at college. Some students also participated in the University flag hosting programme. The NSS unit organised various talks such as First Aid, Hepatitis, Cancer Awareness and HIV/AIDS, making the students aware about it and guiding them as to how to prevent it. A workshop on Disaster Management was organised in tie up with the BMC, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the students and was informative as well.

In order to help the Assam victims, the Yuvak Biradari initiated the programme Donation of clothes for Assam victims. Volunteers urged the college students to donate clothes to extend our help to the Assam victims. We received an overwhelming response and about 1830 clothes were donated. Our college received the first prize for donating the maximum number of clothes at Yuwak Biradari , University of Mumbai. The Blood Donation Drive on the 10th Dec 2012 was an enormous event for the NSS unit. Holy Family Hospital and Mahatma Gandhi Trust were invited to college to collect blood. The drive was collaborated with Think Foundation who conducted free thalassemia test for all blood donors and Third year students. Mr. Vinay Shetty from Think Foundation was invited to the college who went around all the classes to make the students aware about Thalassemia and motivated them to donate blood. Holy Family Hospital Collected 52 Units of blood, while Mahatma Gandhi Trust collected 230 Units. This drive was held in the Girls Common Room and Boys Common Room simultaneously.

This year for the first time the University of Mumbai initiated the programme “Yuva Divas” to celebrate 150th birth year of Swami Vivekananda. This was an interactive youth programme between the colleges from Mumbai city and other districts of Maharashtra. The college invited St. Garciala Gonsalvo College, Vasai, Thane to participate in a leadership programme held by Fr. Anthony. It was an interesting session where the students got an opportunity to interact and enjoy with students apart from their college. On the 12th January 2013, 50 volunteers attended a seminar where in experts from various fields were invited and the students got an opportunity to possess questions and interact with them.

The annual NSS Rural Camp is one of the important and most awaited activities taken up by the NSS Unit. This year it was held at Sane Guruji Rashtra Smarak, Mangoan, Raigad. 42 students participated in the camp, assisted by 3 professors. This was a residential camp held from 1st Feb to 7th Feb 2013, as per the University guidelines, where in the students provided community service in the nearby area. Various motivational talks and lectures on varied topics were also organised during the camp. The students also performed a street play for the residents of the area. Our students displayed great enthusiasm and a sense of involvement to extend their services for the community development. They worked hard and actively participated in each and every activity and fulfilled the NSS motto “NOT ME, BUT YOU”.

NSS 2011-2012:

NSS volunteers councted steet play on various social issues .
They organised a poster making competition on Women Empowerment.
The volunteers went for NSS rural camp ,they had a session on first aid they also had an environmental outing .

NSS 2010-2011:

The NSS volunteers went for peace rally which was at Azad maidan. Volunteers made posters.
They provided security at Bandra Fair.
Volunteers attended a workshop on Food and Adulteration at N.M. College.
Volunteers worked with organizations such as Kripa foundation, Baljeevan Trust, Green Peace, Ashray and Pushpha Vehar and rendered service to the society.
Volunteers went for the NSS rural camp to vehergaon, lonavala. As a part of their project they educated 30 women and 35 girls giving them basic education.
They also performed street play on topics like AIDS, superstations, woes and widows.

STUDENT COUNCIL REPORT 2015-16

The Student council was formulated on the basis of University of Mumbai norms. Council kicked off the year with a Student Welfare activity of a Free Dental checkup for both Degree & Junior college students, approximately 200 students availed of the benefit.

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This was followed by Independence Day celebrations, a poster competition was organized on “69 years of India’s independence”. Teachers are the backbone of any educational institution, to express their gratitude to teachers, a program comprising of games & breakfast was organized on Teacher’s Day 5 September.

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Student Council organized a series of celebrations during Christmas time. Celebrations started with Crib making competition with “Events from the Bible” as its theme. This was followed by Poster making competition, finally the Carol singing competition was held. Students from all streams arts, commerce & self-financing courses participated in it. However, the most popular event was the Traditional Day which saw a record number of participants. Students thronged the college premises dressed in vibrant colors representing various states of India. To encourage students a Best Dressed Male & Best Dressed Female contest was part of the celebrations.

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Student council also assisted in few other college programs like the College Feast day & Third Year Farewell celebrations. Council members were also encouraged to write articles for the college Journal Luminere

Over & above all these activities the Council members along with the Prof. in charge would regularly have meetings with the Principal to air their grievances and contribute in the general upkeep of the college, and as part of these periodic meetings many grievances of student community were successfully dealt with and  a Cleanliness drive was also organized.

 

General Secretary                                                                                                                              Prof In-charge
Ms. Delysha Dias                                                                                                                        Prof. Shubda Malhotra

 

 Student Council Events 2016-17:

Student Council Event List

                                        SOCIAL OUTREACH PROGRAMME REPORT  2015 – 2016

We have a Social responsibility, a constitutional opportunity and a moral obligation to help others

                                                                                                                                                            – Janie Lewis

We at St. Andrew’s believe in becoming the change we want to see in the world. One step to achieving this is the Social Outreach programme introduced in the College. It is a compulsory programme for all students studying in the Second Year Degree section. The students are placed at different NGOs across the city where they offer their services for a period of 20 hours. This little effort by the college helps the students become aware of their responsibility towards the betterment of the Society, thus making them more responsible citizens of the country.

This year too our students offered their time and effort at different NGOs like:

  • Andrean Social Service Center
  • ADAPT
  • Navjeet Society
  • Snehsadan Home, Andheri
  • Catherine’s Home
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • World Vision Foundation
  • Snehalaya Special School, Miraroad
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • Cardinal Gracias Hospital, Vasai
  • Sneha Sadan, Jogeshwari

The services they rendered mostly included teaching young children. Students at Special schools were trained in handling differently-abled children and have some activities with them. One student was also selected to teach singing to young girls at an NGO. Students helped in the daily chores of laundry and cleaning at hospitals, some students even volunteered for blood donation camps.

All Students submitted reports of their social outreach experience and they clearly indicate how this programme has brought in a sense of responsibility in them. There have been students who have given more than the required number of hours and some who still continue to work voluntarily.

We are glad we could give our students this kind of an experience here in college. We are sure it will help them be more sensitive towards others, the society and the environment in every walk of their lives.

Ms. Melanie Andrade  & Ms. Jenecia Menezes

Prof-in-Charge,

Social Outreach Programme(Self – Financing Courses)

                                                        

 The Social Outreach Programme for the students of the second year entered its 10th year in 2015-16. The Social Outreach Programme was started with the objective to enlighten students what the Scripture tells us “Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, you do it unto me” (Mathew 25:40).  The Social Outreach Programme remind students, to have concern for the poor and marginalized people of the society. It encourages students to respect what they have and share their surplus resources with the poor and thus empathize to the sufferings of the poor, marginalized and underprivileged sections of the society.

The Orientation Programme for students was conducted in the month of July in Conference Room. Students were asked to choose various centres from where they would complete their Outreach Programme. These centres were provided by Institute for Community Organization Research (ICOR) with help of Fr. Allwyn D’Silva and Deepika Singh who co-ordinated with the various centres. Prof. Kevin Miranda and Prof. Janine Coelho co-ordinated with the students and ICOR for allocating centres to the students.

Some of the various centres where the students did their outreach programme were Shelter Don Bosco, Auxilium Convent, Karuna Hospital, Cheshire Home, Paryavaran Saurakshan Kendra, House of Charity, ICOR, UMED, Asha Kiran Community Centre, Navejeet Community Centre. The students were asked do atleast 20 hours of service.

The students have expressed gratitude to the College for having conducted such a programme for them. The awareness and realization of the students from the outreach programme is evident from their report in which some of them said:

  • “I realized that happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it”
  • “ I learnt to respect people no matter who they are’
  • “ I understood the value of education”
  • “I learnt values such as patience, kindness and generosity”
  • “I learnt to be happy with what I have”
  • “ I learnt not to take things for granted”

Truly the teachings of the scriptures have come alive in the students through the outreach programme.

Prof. Kevin M. Miranda & Prof. Janine Coelho

Co-ordinators

“Service learning is an opportunity to apply academic learning to real human needs and to make the knowledge gained usable in one’s thinking beyond the situation in which the learning occurred.” (Hedin 1989)

Incorporating this concept of service learning, St. Andrews College offers a compulsory social outreach programme to all its second year degree college students. The college has a tie up with SOSVA (Society for Service to Voluntary Agencies). The students are subdivided into smaller groups and are placed at various NGOs to contribute their voluntary services. Some of the students contribute their services to their local parishes by helping out with the social service activities conducted there. Students have to complete a minimum of 20 hours of social work.

Following are the statistics of the past few years for students of the self Financing courses (S.Y.B.M.S, S.Y.B.M.M., S.Y.B.Sc.I.T., S.Y.B.B.I., S.Y.B.A.F. and S.Y.B.Sc.H.S.):

Year No. of students working with N.G.O.s Total No. of working hours (Approx.) No. of N.G.O.s worked with No. of students working with their parishes
2010 -2011 350 20 17 2
2011-2012 308 15 13 5
2012-2013 270 20 10 22
2013-2014 315 20 12 21

Following are some N.G.O.s where our students have worked:

U.C.D.C., OASIS, Aseema, Community centre, Petit school, Sparsh, Hand maid of the Blessed Trinty, Cardinal Gracious, Janvi, Y.M.C.A., Prathan, Spastic Society, Industrial Blind Home, Kripa Foundation, SDC, Sunbeam, Navjeet, Bal Jeevan, Kalyandeep, S.O.S.V.A., Ashray, Childhelp, Sneha Sagar, St. Andrews League.

This programme benefits our students psychologically, helps them to improve their communication skills, improves cooperation and imbibes responsible citizenship, encourages them to have a new perspective to life and more “positive lifestyle choices and behavior.”

Detailed reports of Previous Years

The NSS Unit this year saw a sea of event and ample amount of hard work coming in from the volunteers to fulfil its motto. The year began with an orientation programme for the first year students where–in the professor’s in–charge briefed the students about NSS and its activities.

On 14th and 15th July 2012, students participated in Tree plantation Drive organised by Yuvak Biradari, University of Mumbai at New Zealand Hostel, Goregaon. There were sessions on self Defence and motivation, Career Guidance, Patriotic songs, Classical & Folk dance and a lecture by Padmashri Award Winner– Kranti Shah on Share and care, Vasundhara Bachao Andolan. This year the students started their community service in the month of July at the well–known NGO ADAPT– Spastic society, where the students helped the disabled students and their teachers in writing, story reading, speaking, playing, and drawing activities and interpretation of notes. They also celebrated various festivals such as Teachers’ Day, Independence Day, Friendship day etc. with them. The students expressed a deep sense of satisfaction as they were able to help and provide their services to the disabled children. On 6th August, the volunteers participated in the Peace Rally held at Azad Maidan organised by the University and on 9th August 2012, they participated in the Peace rally at Mani Bhavan organised by the Yuvak Biradari on their Foundation Day. On 27th–28th Sep volunteer also conducted a 2 day campaign on Peace, Anti– smoking and Anti– Eve teasing.On 1st Oct volunteers participated in Anti–Drug Abuse Rally at Azad Maidan, CST and poster making for the same. Volunteers also participated in the poster making competition on “Save a girl child Drive’– “MERI BETI PYAARI BETI”. The volunteers also provided security at the Mt. Mary Fair, this year, wherein they helped the Mumbai Police by assisting them in security when and where required.

This year the celebration of the Independence Day started with the sale of flags made by handicapped students. Students sold over 1000 flags. The volunteers participated at the flag hosting held at college. Some students also participated in the University flag hosting programme.

The NSS unit organised various talks such as First Aid, Hepatitis, Cancer Awareness and HIV/AIDS, making the students aware about it and guiding them as to how to prevent it. A workshop on Disaster Management was organised in tie up with the BMC, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the students and was informative as well.

In order to help the Assam victims, the Yuvak Biradari initiated the programme Donation of clothes for Assam victims. Volunteers urged the college students to donate clothes to extend our help to the Assam victims. We received an overwhelming response and about 1830 clothes were donated. Our college received the first prize for donating the maximum number of clothes at Yuwak Biradari , University of Mumbai.

The Blood Donation Drive on the 10th Dec 2012 was an enormous event for the NSS unit. Holy Family Hospital and Mahatma Gandhi Trust were invited to college to collect blood. The drive was collaborated with Think Foundation who conducted free thalassemia test for all blood donors and Third year students. Mr. Vinay Shetty from Think Foundation was invited to the college who went around all the classes to make the students aware about Thalassemia and motivated them to donate blood. Holy Family Hospital Collected 52 Units of blood, while Mahatma Gandhi Trust collected 230 Units. This drive was held in the Girls Common Room and Boys Common Room simultaneously. This year for the first time the University of Mumbai initiated the programme “Yuva Divas” to celebrate 150th birth year of Swami Vivekananda. This was an interactive youth programme between the colleges from Mumbai city and other districts of Maharashtra. The college invited St. Garciala Gonsalvo College, Vasai, Thane to participate in a leadership programme held by Fr. Anthony. It was an interesting session where the students got an opportunity to interact and enjoy with students apart from their college. On the 12th January 2013, 50 volunteers attended a seminar where in experts from various fields were invited and the students got an opportunity to possess questions and interact with them.

The annual NSS Rural Camp is one of the important and most awaited activities taken up by the NSS Unit. This year it was held at Sane Guruji Rashtra Smarak, Mangoan, Raigad. 42 students participated in the camp, assisted by 3 professors. This was a residential camp held from 1st Feb to 7th Feb 2013, as per the University guidelines, where in the students provided community service in the nearby area. Various motivational talks and lectures on varied topics were also organised during the camp. The students also performed a street play for the residents of the area.

Our students displayed great enthusiasm and a sense of involvement to extend their services for the community development. They worked hard and actively participated in each and every activity and fulfilled the NSS motto “NOT ME, BUT YOU”.