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Expert Talk on “Happiness – The Science Behind it!”

On the 31st July, 2021 an online Expert Talk was conducted on the elusive topic “Happiness – The Science behind it!” from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The talk was delivered by Dr. Tina Roy, an alumna of PCER Chembur from the Batch of 2009-10.

Developing happiness modules was a part of Dr. Tina’s doctoral thesis and she has conducted several workshops which help a person enhance their happiness. She spoke to the audience about what happiness is and how one can enhance their level of happiness.

According to her, there are five ways to enhance happiness. They are 1) Actively seeking happiness 2) Giving oneself the permission to be human 3) Nurturing Relationships 4) Giving to others and 5) Expressing gratitude.

Dr. Tina encapsulated the major research findings on happiness and also added her experience from conducting Happiness classes and encouraged all participants to try following these steps.

This activity was conducted under SDG # 3: Good Health and Well Being and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JPprLubuV4&t=1901s

Session on “Menstrual Health & Hygiene”

On the 22nd July, 2021, the Guidance and Counselling Cell of PCER Chembur, under its initiative RISE (Re-assuring Impactful Sociable Emancipation) conducted an Expert Talk on the topic ‘Menstrual Health & Hygiene’.

Ms. Ankita Sukhwal, a CSR Executive from Unicharm India conducted an hourlong online session from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the topic which was broadcast live over PCER Chembur’s YouTube channel.

She emphasised the importance of menstrual cycle and how everyone should be open about this topic. As a background, she divided adolescence into 3 phases, early adolescence, middle adolescence and late adolescence. She then elaborated the role of hormones and the bodily changes which takes places in the human body during the entire lifetime right from pre-menopausal stage right up to menopause.

Ms. Sukhwal touched upon not only why menstruation takes place but also how to take care of oneself during this time of the month. She cautioned about how to track one’s period and explained the symptoms which requires one to go to a doctor.

At the end, she answered the queries put by the participants which were addressed to her via the live chat function.

This activity was conducted under SDG # 3: Good Health and Well Being and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-5KCvegTKE&t=2290s


Session on “Mental Health” by Yvette Lee

On 11th March, 2020, Ms. Yvette Lee, a Counsellor at Mahatma Education Society took a Session on “Mental Health” with the students of F.Y. as well as the S.Y. She laid special emphasis on the use of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) as proposed by Carl Rogers and gave examples of how the ABCDE Model can be applied to real life situations.

Session on “Effect of Corona Virus on Mental Health of B.Ed. Students”

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, there is lot of anxiety and uncertainty among people. The students of our college are also facing the same. Dr. Sunita Jain conducted an online survey to find out the present mental health of the student teachers. The ones who are mentally strong, have good ideal self are able to complete their daily task diligently. But there were few students who were mentally stressed and were unable to cope up with the current scenario.

Based on the analysis of the data, zoom session was conducted on 3rd April, 2020 with the second year students and on 9th April, 2020 with the first year students. The session focused on the constructive strategies like self coping mechanisms, pursue your passions, do meditation, yoga, etc to cope up with the present lockdown. Moreover it gave lot of emphasis to value each one as precious and so is their mental health. At the end of the session, zoom session was open for the students to share their views and approaches at this difficult time.


Counselling Cell 2018-19

The Counselling Unit of the college for the academic year 2018-19 started functioning in the month of July, 2018. The counsellor met the students and told them of her availability on every Wednesday and Saturday. She also put up posters on notice boards.

During the year 5 students visited the Counselling Unit. All these students attended regular counselling sessions as per their needs. A total number of 17 individual counselling sessions were held in the academic year. The total number of 4 group sessions were held with the classes.

There were a range of issues and problems for which the students visited the counselling unit. These students were either referred by the teachers or came through self-referral. The teachers referred the students to the counsellor for issue related to stress related emotional as well as behavioural problems. The students visited the counsellor to discuss issues like- relationship problems, family issues, study related issues, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem and other personal problems.

Counselling Cell 2017-18

The Counselling Unit of the college for the academic year 2017-18 started functioning in the month of July, 2017. The counsellor met the students and told them of her availability on every Wednesday and Saturday. She also put up posters on notice boards.

During the year 8 students visited the Counselling Unit. All these students attended regular counselling sessions as per their needs. A total number of 22 individual counselling sessions were held in the academic year. The total number of 5 group sessions were held with the classes.

There were a range of issues and problems for which the students visited the counselling unit. These students were either referred by the teachers or came through self-referral. The students visited the counsellor to discuss issues like- stress related emotional as well as behavioural problems, relationship problems, family issues, study related issues, anxiety and depression and other personal problems.

Grievance Redressal Mechanism

Grievance Redressal Mechanism for Student teachers – Guidelines

In order to redress individual as well as collective grievances of the B.Ed. College student teachers, a grievance redressal mechanism has been devised.

What is a Grievance?
A grievance may be any kind of discontent or dissatisfaction or negative perception, whether expressed or not, arising out of anything connected with college that a student teacher thinks, or even feels, is unfair, unjust or inequitable. Any grievance / complaint relating to sexual harassment and ragging will also be included.

The grievances can be categorised under the following heads:

  • Academic
  • Non-academic
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Any other

Please Note: While this platform allows all student teachers to voice their concerns in an open manner, it is imperative that the complainant exercises due diligence and care in deciding what he / she would qualify as a grievance that is serious enough to deserve the attention of this committee comprising of the Principal, faculty and student representatives.

Where is the Grievance box installed?
The grievance box is installed in the library. So student teachers can either write their name or put anonymous grievances in the box during Library hours.

Can the Grievance be sent via any form?
The appropriate grievance can also be sent by filling the below form: https://forms.gle/xTZ1jnizGjKd9kT5A

Composition of Grievance Redressal Cell

ConvenerDr. Reni Francis
Teachers-in-chargeDr. Sunita Jain
Dr. Mary George Varghese
CounselorMs. Yvette Lee
Student RepresentativesGeneral Secretary
Deputy General Secretary

Objectives of Grievance Redressal Committee

  • To provide a mechanism to address student-teachers grievances
  • To take measures to solve the problems faced by student-teachers

Activities conducted by the Grievance Redressal Cell are

  • Address the student-teachers grievances with teacher-educators in the Redressal Committee and the Principal
  • Monthly check of the Suggestion box and conveying the suggestions / grievances to the grievance redressal committee
  • Conduct Group as well as Personal Guidance / Counselling sessions
  • Conduct regular Mentoring sessions
  • Provide Personal Counselling sessions: Student teachers can reach ‘POSITIVE VIBES’ by mailing their concern at positivevibes@mes.ac.in for personal counselling session.

Process for addressing the Grievance:

  1. Measures taken to solve the issues faced by student teachers with a definite time frame of 14 days or earlier as per the gravity of the situation.
    Upon receipt of complaint, the teacher educators of the Committee will intimate the Principal
  2. At this stage, based on the nature of the complaint and severity of its possible impact, the Principal will take action to proceed on addressing the concerns while keeping the ethos of the institution.

Grievance Cell Planner

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Grievance Cell Planner 2019-20

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Anti-Ragging & Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell

Anti-Ragging & Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell

As per the order of Supreme Court of India and subsequent Notification from University Grants Commission (UGC), ragging constitutes one or more of any intention by any student or group of students on:

  1. Any act of Indiscipline, Teasing or Handling with Rudeness.
  2. Any act that Prevents, Disrupts the Regular Academic Activity.
  3. Any activity which is likely to cause Annoyance, hardship, Psychological Harm or creates Fear or Apprehension.
  4. Any Act of Financial Extortion or Forceful Expenditure.
  5. Any Act of Physical Abuse causing Assault, Harm or danger to Health.
  6. Any Act of abuse by spoken words, emails, SMS or public insult etc.
  7. Any Act of injury or infringement of the fundamental right to the human dignity.
  8. Any Act of Wrongful Confinement, Kidnapping, molesting or committing unnatural offences, use of criminal forces, trespass or intimidation.
  9. Any unlawful assembly or conspiracy to ragging.

Punishment to those found guilty

Any student or group of students found guilty of ragging in the campus or even outside the campus shall be liable to one or more of the following punishments

  1. Debarring from appearing in any sessional test / University Examination
  2. Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
  3. Withdrawing all College benefits
  4. Suspension from the college for a period of one month

Committee Members

President:
Dr. Reni Francis

Teachers-in-Charge:
Ms. Mary Varghese
Mr. Rajendra Deshmukh
Ms. Achala Bhor

Objectives of the Committee

  • To keep a vigil and stop the incidences of Ragging, if any, happening / reported in the places of Student aggregation including, Classrooms, Canteens, Buses and Common Areas.
  • To educate the students at large by adopting various means about the menace of Ragging and related Punishments there to.
  • To ensure positive and threat free environment for students to mould their personality.