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Placement Cell of PCER, Chembur understands the intricacies of human resource management and therefore coordinates with different educational institutions and tries to provide placement for students. The Placement Cell 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. Students have benefitted through the placement services to facilitate placements for student-teachers several educational institutions were thus invited for Campus orientation and campus interviews.

Batch wise Placement Status

Students are placed in various prestigious schools such as

AFAC English High School and Jr College Lodha Oakwood School
Al Barkaat Malik Mohammad Islam English School Mahapragya Public School
Avalon Heights International School Mary Immaculate School
Swami Junior CollegeMothers Theresa School
B.D. Shukla English High School Mount Litera International School
Banyan Tree English High School NKES Jr. College of Arts Science and Commerce
Bombay Presidency International School Oberoi International School
C.B.M High SchoolOriental College of Commerce and Management
Cardinal Gracias High schoolPodar International School
Carmel Convent High School, Kalamboli, Navi MumbaiRamnivas Ruia Junior College
Cathedral and John ConnonRyan International School Sanpada
Chembur English High School S.K. Somaiya Vinaymandir Junior College
City International SchoolSacred Heart High School and Junior College
D.J. Doshi Gurukul English Medium School Sadhana School
D.S. High school Shishuvan School
Datta Meghe World Academy School, AiroliShiv Shikshan Sanstha Global High School
DAV College Bhandup EastSIES High School, Matunga
Dnyanamudra Vidyalaya, Badlapur St. Paul High School Dadar
DTSS College of Commerce and PDT Junior CollegeSt. Gregorios High School, Chembur
Fr. Agnel Multipurpose SchoolSt. Peter's School
G.N. Khalsa College Swami Vivekananda High school
G.S. Shetty International School , Bhandup The Green Acres Academy
Garodia Institution - Ghatkopar The Somaiya School
Good Shepherd English School The Universal School
Holy Cross High School, Kurla Trinity International School
JSS International School, Dubai, UAE Vishwajyot High School, Kharghar

Placement Cell Report 2021-22

PCER in alignment with its vision and mission of creating humane and self- reliant teachers provides various opportunities to student teachers to develop and enhance their skills and talents and thus make them ready for the professional field. With this objective through the JobPerfect course students are provided with the requisite awareness and skills. The activities that were conducted during November by the Placement Cell include the following:

Common Errors in Communication: The session focused on the importance of communicating correctly and conveying ones’ thoughts and ideas in a clear and concise manner. The session highlighted the common errors committed during communication in English language such as usage of wrong plurals, the importance of adding the modal after a ‘Wh’ word, use of can/may/could. The session also highlighted the importance of correct pronunciations, introducing oneself correctly and the right use of prepositions and articles for grammatically correct sentences. Students were also advised to refer to dictionaries and conduct spell check to avoid spelling errors. The session concluded with a general discussion on the students’ queries regarding correct English language usage

SWOC Analysis: Self-awareness is crucial as a well-adjusted adult. Teachers need to be aware of their strengths and weaknesses and the sessions gave them the opportunity to self-reflect and explore these for themselves. Student teachers on the brink of exploring the world of work need to be well equipped not only with their knowledge and skills related to teaching, but also their knowledge about themselves, awareness of the levels of their skills and developing the right attitudes towards their students.

Resume Writing: Navigating the complexities of the job market in a post pandemic world makes it imperative that student teachers start off on the right foot; ensuring a quality, effective resume and cover letter. This is an opportunity for one to present their best selves to prospective employers.

How to face an interview: This 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.

Placement interviews were conducted during December 2021-March 2022 with schools coming to interact with the student teachers. The schools that came for campus interviews were Avalon Heights, Shishuvan School, Little Angels International School, SSS Global school, Orchids International and JBCN International. The schools first had a brief orientation session with the students wherein they provided information regarding their school and expectations from a teacher. The students also asked their doubts and queries which were answered by the visiting school representatives. They conducted interviews and interacted with the students and selected candidates were called to the schools for further process of the interviews. Due to the pandemic situation few placements were conducted through online process, the students filled the recruitment google form links sent by the school and online sessions were conducted for interaction.

The placement cell also informs the student teachers regarding job vacancies that are communicated to the institution through mail and messages by various schools and educational organizations from time to time.

Campus Interviews

Schools interested in participating for campus interviews at PCER, Chembur may kindly send a mail to – pcerchembur@mes.ac.in – providing the following information:

  • Brief description of the school
  • Affiliating Board of the school
  • Recruitment seeking for the required section / grade level and subjects
  • Approximate salary range offered
  • School HR Incharge or Placement officer details – email and phone number
  • Email Id details for the Resume to be sent

Placement Cell Report 2020-21

PCER prepares its student teachers to be equipped with a wide range of skills and competencies necessary for their professional growth. Due to the pandemic situation as all educational transactions were moved to the online mode many of the activities were conducted through virtual platforms. The pandemic situation also curtailed the physical transactions and also limited the recruitment process in schools. Due to this campus interviews were not conducted during this academic year. However the institution strives for the continuous development of its student teachers and towards this the placement cell organised various activities to enhance the knowledge and skills of the student teachers and prepare them for the job world.

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:

  • SWOT Analysis
  • Grooming Session
  • Resume Writing
  • 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.

Online courses and sessions were conducted to augment the student teachers knowledge of digital teaching learning, video recordings, various online tools, platforms etc to prepare them for the changed educational process.

The institution informed the student teachers regarding placement opportunities as it received recruitment information through messages or mail. The student teachers were provided with letters of recommendation from the institution to support them in their job endeavours. The schools include-

  • The Green Acres Academy
  • Shishuvan
  • North Point School
  • Approximate salary range offered
  • MT Educare
  • Poddar International School
  • Mount Mary High School
  • Auxilium Convent High School
  • Avalon Heights
  • Vasant Vihar High School and Junior College
  • Fazlani Aishabai Trust
  • Arya Vidya Mandir
  • St. Paul’s High School
  • Presidency International School
  • The Somaiya School
  • St. Mary’s High School
  • Universal School
  • Poddar School

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.

Placement Cell Report 2019-20

PCER’s Placement Cell strives at making available quality placement opportunities for the student teachers of the college. Towards this objective the cell conducts various activities for the student teachers. Sessions were organised under Job Perfect inorder to groom student teachers towards their professional career. The sessions included-

  • C.V Writing- The session was conducted by Dr. Swasti Dhar orienting student teachers on how to prepare their C.V’s and the various aspects to be considered
  • Language Enhancement and Social Graces-A vital aspect that every candidate needs to prepare themselves with respect to job interviews is language and social skills. Ms. Jaya Cherian conducted a session providing an orientation on enhancing their language and social graces.

‘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 GEMS, Dubai interacted with the student teachers of MES towards career opportunities in the UAE in their various GEMS schools. This interaction was also open to the Alumni of PCER Chembur.

A session on self-introduction was conducted, students were oriented to write few lines about themselves. It is very important to be confident to speak and write few lines about oneself. If one’s introduction goes well, the person feels confident, and the interviewers also get a good impression of the candidate.

A Career Guidance Session was organised via a Google meet on how they should prepare themselves for their careers. The resource person was Dr. Swasti Dhar who highlighted the various questions that the students should focus on so that they are well equipped to take up newer responsibilities. The session helped in answering the queries regarding options for further studies, skills which could be developed and how to go about it.

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 the topics are close to their heart. The time limit of the talk was 3-4 minutes to enable them to present their thoughts in a concise manner and speak to the point.

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-

  • Orchids International School
  • Universal Education
  • Kotak Education Foundation
  • The Akanksha Foundation
  • SVM Ratnagiri

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

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 objective of it was that anybody expresses themselves best when some topic is given to them which is close to their heart. Moreover, the student teachers who are listening should also gain some piece of advice. The time limit of the talk was 3-4 minutes. The entire process was video recorded and shown to the students. This helped in building up confidence. They rectified their errors and work edon getting better and better next time. Second chance was given so that they improvise on the same.

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.

Outcome:

Ms. Ananthi expressed that initially she was hesitant to talk but with a lot of practice and moral boosting from teacher educators and students, she started enjoying the entire process.

Ms. Sabina mentioned that she wrote, rewrote to be focused before speaking. They would wait for their turn to share the maximum in minimum time. When their peers used to come to share, they would cheer loudly to encourage them to speak and listen to them carefully. Each talk was unique and was a learning experience for everybody.

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. 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

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


Career Cell Report 2018-19

“Success doesn’t come to you; you go to it.” Proving this right, the Career Cell of PCER aims at making available placement opportunities for the student’s teachers of the college. It’s a moment of pride for the Career Cell of PCER, Chembur for successfully completing another fruitful year of placements for the academic year 2018- 2019 which saw various Educational Institutions and NGOs approach PCER in their hunt for fresh talents for their institutions.

Like the previous years, this year also the career cell organised several workshops for the students on

  • Resume Writing
  • How to face an Interview?
  • Mock Interviews

PCER alumni interacted with the student teachers and conducted sessions with them on various job opportunities. Krupa Talekar D Mello batch 2009-10, conducted a session and spoke to students about the different options they can choose after doing B.Ed. Ms. Shubadra Shenoy conducted a session on Set Induction and oriented them to creative and innovative ways of introducing topics in the classroom. Ms. Sneha Shah Alumnus during her session spoke on Global Career Options for Primary/ Secondary level teachers and Educators in higher education and Career Goals.

The placement cell also conducted a session for the student teachers orienting them regarding the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). They were informed about the pattern of the papers, the nature of questions, the duration etc. A few practice sessions were conducted to enable them to have a better understanding of the test.

Several educational institutions and NGOs visited the campus placement that started in the month of January. Some the institutions which visited the campus were:

  • Universal school, Ghatkopar
  • Arya Vidya Mandir
  • North Point School, Koparkharine
  • Kotak Education Society
  • Aseema Charitable Trust

With the relentless support from our Management, Principal, Faculty, Nonteaching staff and students, the Career Cell has been growing from strength to strength and is striving towards the ultimate goal of 100% placement for the students.

For the academic session 2018-19, the career cell has been successful in inviting several educational institutions including NGOs and maintaining a cordial relationship with them.

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

Objectives:

  • 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 http://www.freejobalert.com/maharashtra-tet-exam-pattern/223320/#ixzz6GplMk49k

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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Career Cell Report 2017-18

It’s a moment of happiness and pride for the Career Cell of PCER Chembur for successfully completing the Final placement for the batch of 2016-18 which saw various Educational Institutes visit the campus. It is also a reflection of the amount of trust and confidence that the educational institutes bestow on the Institution and its students.

The Career Cell is headed by our Principal, Dr. Sunita Wadikar and the teaching faculty Prof. Ms. Sandhya Sarwade and Dr. Sneha Raikar. The Career Cell of PCER aims at making available quality placement opportunities for the student teachers of the college. This has been possible due to the availability of a diverse pool of students for the wide range of proiles offered by the educational institutions across different disciplines. The recruiting institutions and students had the opportunity to meet mutual aspirations and expectations due to the transparent process followed at the Career Cell of PCER.

Our Career Cell follows a four-stage process model involving the Pre-Placement activities, Career Guidance, Executing Placement and Post Placement reviews. Like the previous years, this year also the career cell organized several workshops for student teachers – Resume Writing, How to face an interview, Study Abroad, and SWOC Analysis.

The placement cell also organised a session for the student teachers orienting them regarding the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). They were provided with details about the pattern of the papers, the type of questions, the duration etc. A few practice sessions were also conducted to develop their confidence to prepare for the test.

Several educational institutes, NGOs visited the campus for placements that started in the month of December with the arrival of Universal School, Podar School, Arya Vidya Mandir, and Shishuvan.

The second round of campus interviews was held in the month of February by P.G. Garodia School, Kotak Education, Avalon Heights. With relentless support from our Management, Principal, Faculty, Nonteaching staff and student teachers, the Career Cell has been growing from strength to strength and is striving towards the goal of 100% placement for the student teachers.

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

Objectives:

  • 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 http://www.freejobalert.com/maharashtra-tet-exam-pattern/223320/#ixzz6GphGTXOT

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
Objectives:

  • 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