Report of the activities during the year 2020-2021
National Webinar on Financial Independence; Core to being an Independent Women
WSC,has organized a National Webinar on Financial Independence; Core to being an Independent Women on 11th September 2020. The meeting was presided by Principal, Dr. Varghese C Joshua. Resource person of the webinar was Dr. Bhagyalakshmi Venkatesh, visiting faculty at IIM Raipur, IIM Vizag, IIM Indore & Corporate trainer. There were 120 participants for the proramme .
A cancer awareness programme
A cancer awareness programme was organized on 25th October 2020. The meeting was presided by Dr. Varghese C Joshua and the keynote speaker was Dr. VP Gangadharan Nair. The speaker discussed about the causes and measures to prevent cancer and mainly about breast cancer.177 persons including teachers, research scholars and students attended the programme
Intercollegiate Essay writing competition
WSC has organized an intercollegiate online essay writing competition as part of Women’s Day on the topic Covid kaalathe Penkaruth . Twenty-two students from various colleges all around Kerala participated in the competition
.1st Prize – Dhanya U V (University College, Palayam)
2nd Prize – Neethu George (CMS College, Kottayam)
3rd Prize –Suja Markose (Henry Baker College Melukavu )
An invited talk on Developing Young Women as leaders and Community builders
WSC has conducted a talk on Developing Young Women as leaders and Community builders ON 9TH March 2021.. The Meeting was presided by Vice Principal, Dr. Mini Chacko. The talk was conducted by Dr. Agnes Thomas, Research Associate, Centre for learning Social Economy and University of Toronto, Executive Director, CCS, Toronto, Canada. There were 66 participants who attended the programme . The talk was about how to be a good leader and how to follow your dreams
Mom & Me Contest
Mom & Me Contest was conducted in connection with Mothers day.Thirty two contestants participated and Lakshmi R Kurup from 2nd MA History secured first prize. Jisha Justin from Family & Community Science won the second prize.
A webinar was organized by WSC on the topic Gender Justice, Equity and Access in Campus on 29th October 2021. Prof. Mini Sukumar, General Secretary, Indian Association of Women’s Studies and Member, Kerala State Planning Board led the session. The talk was very effective and nearly 100 students participated the webinar. Principal Dr. Varghese C Joshua delivered the presidential address and Dr. Sumi Mary Thomas, Director, Women’s Studies centre welcomed the gathering
A joint research project entitled ‘A Research study to further gender equality in Higher Education in India ‘’ funded by British Council of India for a period of two years was started by Womens studies Centre, CMS College, Savithribhai Phule University and Brunel University UK.Dr. Sumi Mary Thomas and Prof Tilda Mary Daniel were the project Assistants from CMS College A team of four members visited to college for three days from 16th to 18th December 2021.
One Day seminar
A seminar was organized on the topic Gender Disparity in Higher Education on 17th December 2021at Rev. Joseph Fenn Hall. Dr. Sneha Gole, Department of Women’s Studies, Savithri Bhai Phule University was the resource person. An interactive session was held after the talk.
Women’s Day Celebration
One Day seminar and A Self Defense class was organized by the Centre in association with YWCA Kalathipady , in connection with Women’s Day on March 8th, 2022.Seminar was held on the topic Identify Yourself and be strong. Dr. Jessy L, Counselor and Head, Dept of Social Work, KE College, Mannanam was the resource person. A self-defense class was arranged for the first-year girl students. U Sreejith, Inspector of Police, Kottayam West handled the session. Dr. Sumi Mary Thomas, Director, Women’s Studies centre welcomed the gathering, Principal Varghese C Joshua delivered the presidential address and Sherly Skaria, President, YWCA delivered the vote of Thanks. A commemoration of our late Vice Principal, Prof. Cinny Rachel Mathew was also held. A sapling was planted on her memory at the College ground
A literary workshop was held for two days on 14th and 15th May 2022. P. Sathidevi, Chairperson, Vanitha Commission inaugurated the function. Dr. Sumi Mary Thomas, Director, Women’s Studies centre welcomed the gathering, Principal Varghese C Joshua delivered the presidential address. Ten resource persons led the sessions on different topics and nearly 150 participants attended the fest.Smt. Lathika Subash distributed the certificates.