Monday, May 29, 2023

Various programmes organised for students, faculty

As part of the academic curriculum and extracurricular activities, educational institutions and other organisations organised various programmes for the students and faculty.
DGC: The valedictory programme of an entrepreneurship and skill development training organised by the Skill Development Committee, Dimapur Government College (DGC) in collaboration with Nagaland Tool Room and Training Centre (NTTC), Dimapur was held on May 6 at Seminar Hall, DGC. At the programme, the course co-ordinator, assistant Professor, DGC, Dr. G. Phukato Sema gave a brief report of the training while assistant general manager, NTTC, Epibeni Ezung expressed her appreciation to the college and also hoped for future collaboration with the Skill Hub of the college under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), New Delhi. She also highlighted about the different courses offered by NTTC and how learning the different skills can be a career option for the youth.
MGM College: MGM College, Dimapur, 6th and 2nd Semester Education Honours students along with assistant professor, Nimmi Varghese on May 6 visited the St. Joseph Palliative Care Trust, Chumoukedima, a project of the Catholic Diocese of Kohima in conjunction with the Medical Sisters of St. Joseph. During the visit, in-charge, Sr. Divya highlighted the students on the fundamentals of palliative care, including its operation and stages. She also asked the students to spread awareness about palliative care, volunteer in such institutes and be a beam of light in the struggling world to people of diverse emotional and spiritual needs.
In a separate event, the training and placement Cell of MGM College, Dimapur conducted a placement drive on May 6, to provide job opportunities for the outgoing students and alumni in the college campus.
SJC (A): Department of sociology St. Joseph’s College (A) Jakhama conducted the annual “sociology gives back” charity drive with the final year students of the department from both postgraduate and undergraduate studies. Under the initiative five teachers and 150 students from the department visited Jo Foundation Inclusive School Agri Colony Kohima on May 6.
During the short programme at the school the administrator of the school, Kheyokhole Ltu gave a brief sharing on the school and why it was important to have an inclusive school while assistant professor SJC(A) Alibo Achumi spoke on the vision and purpose of the sociology.
SCC Tuensang: Research Committee of Sao Chang College Tuensang organised its 2nd interdepartmental seminar on the theme, “Listen, Learn & Grow Together” on May 5 at the College Conference Hall. During the programme, papers on the topics, “Domovoy: Folkloristic Belief of Yimkhiung Naga Tribe” and “Sustainable Production of Activated Carbon” were presented by assistant professor, Dr. Soyimla Akam (English) and Dr. Aola Supong (Chemistry) respectively.
Earlier, in a separate event, Alumni Committee, SCC organised a workshop programme on bamboo basketry for 6th semester students on May 3 at College Multipurpose Hall. The programme was sponsored by Alumni Association SCC in collaboration with Tribal Welfare Society, Saksi Colony, Tuensang with I Pallang Khiamniungan and K.K Peshiu Khiamnuigan as resource persons. The program was organized with the objective of passing on the traditional knowledge of basketry to younger generation and educating the students about bamboo basketry as a sustainable craft, which has value in the environment protection endeavour, informed the college.
PGC: A career guidance seminar was organised by the Career Guidance Cell, Pfutsero Government College in collaboration with NIIT Ltd Northeast Circle and Mavericks Academy, Kohima on May 6 at PGC. Resource speakers, program advisor career counsellor and Territory Head of Northeast India for NIIT, Wele Mero and Mavericks Academy team spoke on “New Age Career in Digital Era” and Competitive Exam Preparation” respectively.
SCC Dimapur: Department of Economics, Salt Christian College, Dimapur organised debate competition on the topic, “Globalization and its impact on the Indian economy” on May 5, wherein best debater of the event was awarded to Karyongdang Jamir (for the motion) and Niuka Wotsa (against the motion).
MGMCSC: MGM College Students’ Council (MGMCSC) elected its new members with Kehangyibe as general secretary, Meithailung as sports secretary, Keyitwale as cultural secretary, Safikul as finance secretary and Suman as ANSU representative.
MHSSK: Modern Higher Secondary School Kohima organised first round of debate competition on the topic, ““Is G-20 sincere towards its objectives” on May 5, wherein Vilezo Dino and Kümtsümong Lims were declared the winners.
UC: A two-day national seminar on “Dynamics of Politics and Civil Society in North East India” was organised by the department of Political Science, Unity College, Dimapur, sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi on May 3-4 at the College Seminar Hall. The keynote address for the inaugural session was delivered by department of political science, NEHU and former regional director, ICSSR-NERC, Shillong, Professor (Retd.) R.K. Satapathy. The technical sessions were taken up by resource persons department of political science, Nagaland University (NU), Lumami, Professor H. John Sema; centre for political studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, Professor V. Bijukumar; Tezpur University, Assam, Department of Sociology, Dr. Amiya Kumar Das and head, department of sociology, NEHU, Shillong, Professor B. Panda.
CSK: With the aim to support and give opportunity to young girls, Nagaland Adolescent Girls’ Club on May 5 held an inauguration program at Charity School Kohima under the motto “Live the promise”. Special guest of the programme, secretary of Nagaland State Social Welfare Board (NSSWB), Bodeno S Colo said the aims and objectives of NAGC was to empower the girls by giving them access to information about their rights. In a brief message, nodal officer, NAGC, Juliana Medon said students respond better to friends than to authority. She also added that the students must perceive their teachers as a friend who understands and can depend on.
Assistant teacher and teacher in-charge of NAGC at Charity School, Thejasenuo Metha stressed on the needs, importance and purpose of joining the club.
NEISSR: The closing ceremony of the five-day North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR) fest under the theme, “Engage, energize, evolve” was held on May 5 at Centre Hall, Chümoukedima. The programme was organised by Students’ Council for Social Change (SCSC) NEISSR in collaboration with the Peace Forum, Youth Forum, Community Forum and IQAC cell.
Special guest, ADPM, NSLRM, DMMU, DRDA, Dimapur, M. Yimok Phom spoke on the similarity about the mission and vision of neissr and their organization. She stated that the mission of social work students was not confined to table and chair, but to socialize and meet people in the field and to understand the problems in the society.
Phom appealed the students to be a visionary student and a leader as it will give an additional knowledge, qualification and encouragement to oneself. She also encouraged the students to believe in themselves and leave a good footprint so that their legacy will live forever even if they graduate from the institute.

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