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The Career Centre understands the intricacies of human resource management and therefore coordinates with different educational institutions and tries to provide placement for students. The centre works towards bridging the gap between the requirements in various schools and the career aspirations of the students. The centers’ networking establishes a lasting relationship with the schools, Junior colleges and NGO’s. The career centre also provides for personal grooming, personal support and counseling in seeking jobs in good schools. The centre organizes workshops to equip students for preparing curriculum vitae and appearing for interviews. Personal guidance is given to the student- teachers to facilitate them to take up the most fitting job offer. 57 students have benefitted through the placement services to facilitate placements for student-teachers a number of educational institutions were thus invited for Campus orientation and campus interviews.

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Add On Course ‘Being Job Perfect’

MES’s PCER, Chembur in association with Placement Cell organised an Add on Course on the topic ‘Being Job Perfect’ from January, 2021-February, 2021. The course is in sync with SDG # 4: Quality Education. The course consisted of 30 hours and was divided into four modules:

  1. SWOT Analysis
  2. Grooming Session
  3. Resume Writing
  4. How to face an interview

SWOT Analysis – The best way to succeed in life is to know oneself well. One should be very versed with one’s strengths and weaknesses along with what are the opportunities one can utilise as well as any threats which one should beware of. This knowledge is a big advantage in one’s professional life and is the foundation of preparation for one’s career.

Grooming Sessions dealt with personal grooming, body language and professional Etiquettes. It is the process of making yourself look neat and presentable. Grooming is important for a positive self-image and to encourage and maintain a pleasing and attractive appearance.

Resume Writing focussed on familiarizing the students on the various formats in which a student can write one’s curriculum vitae and write corresponding cover letters. It was emphasised that the purpose of a Resume is to ensure that the institution contacts the participant with an interview call. So, a resume is an opportunity for the one to present oneself in the best possible light so as to ensure a best fit for the school or college applied to.

How to Face an Interview session focused on the various aspects that are part of a job interview. It oriented the students regarding the things to be kept in mind during the pre interview stage, the day of the interview and post- interview. In the pre-interview stage the candidate should focus on personal aspects such as health, hygiene, grooming etc and mental aspects such as strengthening content knowledge, updating current affairs knowledge, etc. On the day of the interview the candidate should be mindful of the following –being punctual, confident, courteous and positive, carrying necessary documents etc. Post-interview it is desirable for the candidate to mail a thank you to the organization and reiterate their interest in the job.

Job Perfect – Grooming Session

Day & Date: Saturday, 19th October, 2019
Venue: Room 401, MES’s Chembur Campus
Topic: CV Writing
Timings: 11:30 am to 12:00 noon
Resource Person: Dr. Swasti Dhar

This was an advanced session which helped the students to make fine changes in their CV keeping specific companies in mind.

Some of the specific points which were discussed were:

  1. Ensuring that the Personal objectives are crisp and catchy
  2. Ensuring that there are no spelling or grammatical errors
  3. Measures which can be used to highlight personal achievements

Topic: Language Enhancement and Social Graces
Timings: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Resource Person: Ms. Jaya Cherian

A vital aspect that every candidate needs to prepare themselves with respect to job interviews is language and social skills. The student teachers were provided an orientation on enhancing their language and social graces. Some of the aspects covered with regard to language enhancement included the following:

  • Correct usage of plurals
  • Word contractions
  • Correct use of modals
  • Use of capital letters
  • Importance of Punctuations
  • Avoiding certain Indianisms
  • Spelling & pronunciation references

The session also highlighted the importance of social graces to be observed with respect to various areas of social interactions including the following:

  • General Manners
  • Introductions
  • Punctuality
  • Communication
  • Body language
  • Personal space
  • Dining
  • Workplace etiquettes
  • Mobile and email etiquettes

The session concluded with a discussion on the various queries raised by the student teachers. It was a very interesting and interactive session overall.

Session on “Career Guidance”

On 4th April, 2020, 94 students of the S.Y. B. Ed. assembled via a Google meet Session on how they should prepare themselves for the same. The resource person was Dr. Swasti Dhar who focused how the various questions that the students should focus on so that they are well equipped to take up newer responsibilities. The Meet answered questions regarding options for further studies, skills which could be developed and how to go about it.

Creativity Talks (March, 2020)

Number of Beneficiaries: 95 students

As a part of the Placement Cell initiative, S.Y. B.Ed. student teachers were oriented about the ‘Creativity Talks’. The teacher educator gave a model creative talk to make them understand the intricacies of talks. A topic was chosen of personal interest. The purpose of it was that anybody expresses themselves best when some topic are close to their heart. Moreover the audience needs to gain some piece of advice from the talk so each one talks what they excel in.

The time limit of the talk was 3-4 minutes. This bounding of the time will help them to concise their thought process and speak to the point. This will create interest in the class too because there will be lot of variety with each speaker coming and sharing their views, expertise, concerns etc

The entire process is video recorded and shown to the students. This helps in building up confidence. They rectify their errors and work on getting better and better next time. Second chance is given so that they sharpen and polish the earlier talk.

Placement Fair – 2020

Date: 4th January, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Chembur Campus (Room No. 301, 302, 401, 402, 403 and 404)

PCER, Chembur conducted its first round of Campus Interviews for the batch 2018-20, second years, successfully on Saturday, 4th January, 2020.

The following five schools representatives had come to orient and interview the student teachers.

  • Orchid International,
  • Universal Education,
  • Kotak Education Foundation,
  • The Akanksha Foundation and
  • SVM Ratnagiri

Schools submitted their criteria of appointment and fee structure beforehand. So our students were well versed with the schools and based on their preferences attended the interviews. The Placement Cell of PCER had conducted lot of workshops both theoretically and practically regarding facing interviews. So our students were confident while presenting themselves before the interviewer.

Feedback was taken from the interviewers regarding the following criteria:

  • Communication skills
  • Content
  • Confidence Levels
  • Overall presentation

Though it was their first experience, the interviewers marked them as good and very good.

Session on “Campus to School”

‘Campus to School’ an initiative of Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Colleges of Education and GEMS Group of Dubai was conducted on 13th July, 2019. The representatives of GMES, Dubai interacted with the student teacher of MES towards career opportunities in the UAE in their various GEMS schools. This interaction was also open to the Alumni of PCER Chembur.

Objectives of the Activity

  1. To provide an opportunity to interact with the representatives of the GEMS Group of Dubai
  2. To collaborate and gain more information of international career opportunities.

Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai College of Education at Chembur, Panvel and Rasayani set up an Interaction Session with the GEMS Group of Schools of Dubai. This event was open to all the students and the alumni of MES’s Pillai Colleges of Education. The Principals and Faculty of all three Pillai Colleges of Education were present for the session.

Mr. Michael Guzder, Executive Principal/CEO of The Millennium School, Dubai and Vice President Indian Schools and Ms. Nargish Khambatta, Principal of GEMS Modern Academy, Dubai interacted with the students and the alumni and introduced their group, its vision and mission and elaborated upon what they are looking for in the teachers they would recruit and also highlighted the recruitment process that they would follow in the month of October and January every year. After the interaction was complete, the students and the Alumni were given ample time for an informal one-to-one interaction with the guests. The event culminated over lunch.

Workshop on “Resume Writing” 2019-20

Date: 25th June, 2019
Venue: Room 401
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Resource Person: Dr. Swasti Dhar

Objectives of the workshop

  1. To introduce the student-teachers to the concept and contents of a Resume.
  2. To help students identify their strengths and weaknesses from a professional point of view.
  3. To enable students to recognise a contemporary format of a resume.
  4. To ensure that the student-teachers create a rough format of their own resume.

The Presentation

On the 25th of June, 2019, the Career Cell of PCER organised a workshop on Resume Writing for the students of S.Y. B. Ed. that is, the Batch of 2018-20, Semester III students. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Swasti Dhar.

The purpose of a Resume is to ensure that a person is selected for an interview call. The students were introduced to the concept of a Resume and how it differs from a CV. They learnt that a complete Resume includes a CV as well as a Covering Letter. They were also learnt the format of a typical resume which is used by in the teaching profession.

There are some basic questions that one needs to ponder over before one sits to pen down one’s Resume. These are not only broad questions regarding what kind of a school/ job one wishes to engage with and narrower ones such as what are one’s expectations regarding salary, work timings, non-academic duties which one will be willing to take up.

One needs to reflect deeply on what the schools (to which they will be applying) want from them and what are the strengths and positive qualities that they bring to the table and pen it down to fit all the relevant details into one to two pages.One has to ensure that they present a positive picture of themselves so that their resume is selected for an interview call.

The session was interactive and supplemented by a powerpoint presentation.

Dr. Swasti Dhar explains a few points during the Workshop

Teacher Eligibility Test Practice Sessions 2018-19 (February & March 2019)


  • To orient the student teachers about TET test
  • To held practice TET sessions for the student teachers

Number of Beneficiaries: 62 students (second years)
Activity Done:

Student Teachers are oriented about the TET test. The pattern of the test is explained in length. Along with it the following details are thoroughly dealt.
Nature and standard of questions:

  • While designing and preparing the questions for Paper I, the examining body shall take the following factors into consideration:
  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • The Test items for Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction, (as chosen from list of prescribed language options in the application form).
  • The Language II will be from among the prescribed options other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the application form. The test items in Language II will also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

For further details visit Maharashtra TET Exam Pattern

Conclusion/ Outcome:
Students practice few sessions with us. It gave them hands on experience and builds their confidence to face the real test.

Interactive Session By Krupa Talekar D Mello

Krupa Talekar D Mello is our alumnus from batch 2009-10. She conducted a session for the B.Ed. students on 27th March, 2019 (Wednesday) in the classroom. Her qualification is M.A (English) B.Ed, Diploma in French Language. She is also a Degree holder in Bharatnatyam. With the rich experience in teaching and being a partner in running an academy for students, she shared her experiences with the B.Ed students.

She spoke to students about the different options they can choose after doing B.Ed. She motivated the students that being a teacher in a school is not the last option always. Krupa spoke about being independent and being positive about whatever one is doing. She also spoke about the importance of English language in today’s globalised world. Krupa shared few anecdotes of her life and how she learnt language while she was graduating, thus telling the students that learning language can be done at any age and we need to have a will for it.

Further she oriented students about her classes, how it started, how sessions are conducted, what are the type of students they cater too, their philosophy. She encouraged students to think about various opportunities that one has after B.Ed. To conclude she allowed students to ask her questions, if and to clarify their doubts.

Set Induction Skills Session By Subhadra Shenoy

Session Name: Set Induction Skills
Date: 17th Sep, 2018
Resource Person: Ms. Shubadra Shenoy

The session on, how to make Set Induction more interesting and innovative was conducted be Subhadra Shenoy, Principal of Little Angels International School. She is the alumnus of Pillai College of Education and Research. The session was conducted on 17th of October at PCER from 3-4 p.m.

The proceedings began with our respected principal Dr. Sunita Wadikar ma’am addressing the audience. It was followed by a formal introduction of Mrs. Subhadra by Dr. Swasti Dhar, assistant professor at PCER.

The speaker introduced the session by a creative comparison of the starters of our meal and she elaborated on the fact that just the way starters are important for a good meal, same is the importance of Set Induction for a good lesson. The session was very interactive and enriching as ma’am gave us how to plan interesting Set Induction. She demonstrated a list of Set Induction which could be put to use and explained the methodology and timings of its use. She explained many Set Induction to name a few are Hangman, Curriculum Cartoon, Pictionary, Shape a Story, Report Writing, Passing the Parcel, Jigsaw-Puzzle, Post a letter, Mystery Bag, KBC, Beat the Teacher. She involved the entire class by engaging in group and pairing activities and beautifully explained the importance of group activities. She also encouraged the class to include these activities in their lesson to make it more enjoyable and fun.

The session ended with vote of thanks to the speaker by Ms. Bhakti Gala.

Ms. Sneha Shah (Alumnus)

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Teacher Eligibility Test Practice Sessions 2017-18 (Feb & March 2018)


  • To orient the student teachers about TET test
  • To held practice TET sessions for the student teachers

Number of Beneficiaries: 39 students (Second years)
Activity Done:

Student Teachers are oriented about the TET test. The pattern of the test is explained in length.

MAHATET Exam Pattern Details: TET consists of 2 Papers.

  • MAHATET Paper-I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V
  • MAHATET Paper-II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII
  • A person who intends to be a teacher either for classes I to V or for classes VI to VIII will have to appear in both papers (Paper I and Paper II)

The structure and content of the TET is given in the following paragraphs. All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.

Paper-I (for classes I to V): Paper-I carries 150 marks, duration of examination is one-and-half hours.

Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

Child Development & Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Language II30 MCQs 30 Marks
Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks

The following website can be referred for further details Maharashtra TET Exam Pattern

Conclusion / Outcome:
Students practice few sessions with us. It gave them hands on experience and builds their confidence to face the real test.

Mock Interview Session

Date: 12th Oct, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Teacher Educator: Dr. Sunita Jain

  • To develop confidence among student teachers to face interviews.
  • To acquaint student teachers of probable questions asked during interviews.
  • To face mock interviews.

Plan of action:

A mock interview is an emulation of a job interview used for training purposes. The conversational exercise resembles a real interview as closely as possible, for the purpose of providing experience for a candidate.

The teacher educator gave instructions how to face an interview. Basic understanding of body language and confidence level was discussed in length. Students were randomly called on the dais to face the mock interview. Questions like:

  1. Speak about yourself
  2. What are your strengths?
  3. What are your weaknesses?
  4. Where do you see yourself five years from now in your career graph?
  5. Why do you want this job?
  6. What is your expected salary? etc
  7. As the student teacher was facing the mock interview, the entire class was noting down the key points. Further, feedback was given to the particular student teacher to improve upon his communication skills. Student teachers gained a lot to handle upcoming real interviews.

List of Educational Institutions invited for Campus Interview

Name of the Institution

  • Elevate Learning, Andheri, Mumbai
  • Swami Vivekanand Jr. College of Science and Commerce, Koparkhairne, Navi Mumbai
  • Hillspring International Jr. College of Science and Commerce (I.T.), Thane
  • Smt. Sushiladevi Deshmukh Vidyalaya and Junior College, Airoli, Navi Mumbai
  • Arya Gurukul International Jr. College of Science and Commerce (I.T.), Airoli
  • Udayachal Primary School, Vikhroli, Mumbai
  • SGKM International School, Ghatkopar(E), Mumbai
  • AVM Society, Bandra, Mumbai
  • Save the Children, Mumbai-36
  • Holy Family High School, Chembur, Mumbai
  • Aseema Charitable Trust, Bandra, Mumbai
  • Kotak Education Foundation, Chembur, Mumbai
  • Billabong High School, Mahim
  • Ryan International School, Chembur, Navi Mumbai
  • Pillai Group of Institutions, New Panvel