Gandhi Study Centre Committee of Dr. N.S.A.M First Grade College organized the inauguration of “Gandhi Study Centre” on 21/03/2019 in the college.
To inaugurate the study centre the committee invited Dr. Wooday P Krishna, President Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi, and Hon. Secretary Seshadripuram Education Trust , Bengaluru. The chief guest inaugurated the centre by cutting ribbon and garlanding Gandhiji’s bust. He visited the centre and appreciated the initiative taken by the institution. The function was attended by the students of the college.
The function began with invocation at the seminar Hall by Ganashree a student of I year B.Com. The lamp was lighted by the chief guest , the Principal and the committee members. Dr. J B Janardana,HOD ,Dept. of Languages of Dr.N.S.A.M FGc delivered the welcome speech and introduced the chief guest with the audience.
Dr. Wooday P Krishna in his speech talked about Gandhiji’s life and works.The different dimensions of Gandhiji’s life . He advised the students to know about Gandhiji and follow his principles in life. In his inspirational speech he told the students how he was inspired by Gandhiji’s philosophy and decided to follow his principles.
The Principal of The college Dr. R. Shanti Iyer felicitated the chief guest and delivered her Presidential speech.
Mr. Abhijit Naha , Convener of Gandhi Study centre proposed the Vote of Thanks.
The function ended with National Anthem.
Student Council of Dr. N.S.A.M First Grade College organized a programme “ An Inspirational Talk” on 09/03/2019 at the college seminar hall. The chief guest of the programme was Mr. G. K. Mahantesh, Founder Managing Trustee of “SAMARTHANAM” a NGO from JP Nagar, Bangalore. The students of our college attended the function.
In his speech Mr. G.K. Mahantesh elaborately discussed about his journey of life as a visually challenged person and how he faced all challenges of life and became a self-reliant person. He spoke about the inspiration he got to start “Samarthanam”. He advised the students to move forward and take up the challenges to gain more confidence and contribute towards the society.
The programme began with invocation by Yukta Mukhi a student of IV sem B.Com. Dr. JB Janardana, HOD, Dept. of Languages , has given the welcome speech and introduction of the chief guest. The principal, Dr. R. Shanti Iyer felicitated the chief guest and in her speech discussed the relevance of the programme. Mr. Abhijit Naha, Convener of Student Council proposed the Vote of Thanks.
The programme ended with National Anthem.
The IQAC took a welcome step by organizing a Two - Day Faculty Development Programme on “ Basics of Phonetics”. The programme was developed and conducted by our respected former Principal Prof. R. Victor. This Two day programme was scheduled on 22nd and 23rd March,2019 at our seminar Hall. The programme began with welcome speech by Prof. Bhavya , Coordinator of IQAC and the chief guest was introduced by Prof. Aasha, HOD, Dept. of Commerce & Management of Dr. N.S.A.M FGC. The FDP was attended by all faculty members with great enthusiasm and interest to improve their pronunciation to speak correct English.
Prof. Victor conducted the sessions very meticulously through several activities and phonetic exercises. He emphasized on delivering accurate pronunciation which help the speakers to speak English without having any kind of regional influences.
The Two-Day programme was very helpful and interesting . All the teachers were immensely benefited by this programme.
The Principal Dr. R. Shanti Iyer was also attended the sessions and in her speech mentioned the necessity of this kind of FDP . At the end of the session Prof. Victor was felicitated by Dr. R. Shanti Iyer.
The Dept. of Language of Dr. N.S.A.M First Grade College in collaboration with BUTEA organized a one day workshop on the topic “Classroom Language Pedagogy at Tertiary Level” at Dr. N.S.A.M FGC seminar hall on 26/03/2019.
The Workshop began with invocation by Ms.Ganashree of II semester B.Com . Next, all the dignitaries along with the Principal of the college lighted the lamp.
Dr. J B Janardana, HOD , Dept. of Languages of Dr.N.S.A.M FGC took the responsibility to introduce the Chief guest Dr. M.C. Prakash, Principal of V. V. S. College, The Guest of Honour Dr. Thammaiah, Secretary , BUETA, the Resource person of the morning session Dr. R. Geetha , Professor, Bangalore University to the participants of the Workshop from various colleges.
The Chief guest Dr. M. C. Prakash in his Key Note speech elaborately discussed the relevance of the Workshop . In his speech he mentioned the importance of language in Teaching –Learning process. He appreciated Dr. N.S.A.M FGC for taking initiative in this direction.
The Principal of Dr. NSAM FGC Dr. R. Shanti Iyer in her address appreciated the support extended by BUETA to organize the Workshop and expressed her desire to organize many more programme with BUETA.
Dr. R. shanti Iyer felicitated Dr. M.C. Prakash, Dr. Thammaiah and Dr. R. Geetha.
Mr. Abhijit Naha, faculty from Dept. of English proposed the Vote of Thanks at the end of the formal function.
Dr. R. Geetha began the Morning Session with her topic “Changing Methodology : The Challenging Roles of English Language Teachers”. She discussed about the changing methodology and the roles and responsibilities of the English Language Teachers. She conducted her session with a lot of interactions and activities. The session was immensely beneficial to the teachers.
Dr. D. Yogananda Rao, Professor PG Dept. of English, Jain University began the Afternoon Session with his topic “Teaching – Writing Skills”. In his session Dr. Yogananda illustrated the different techniques to write an effective paragraph. He emphasized on five main steps : 1) A Pretest , 2) Learning the five parts of a good paragraph , 3) Formulating the topic sentence, 4)Providing the topic sentence with support, 5) Closing sentence.
All the participants received their certificates from Dr. Yogananda.
The Workshop concluded with the National Anthem.
Counseling Cell and IQAC of Dr. N.S.A.M First Grade College in association with “Training and Research initiative” organized One Day Faculty Development Program on “Training on Counseling Skills” at Dr. N.S.A.M FGC seminar hall on 04/12/2018. Programme began with formal and introduction by Dr. Annapurna Kishore at 9.50 am. Dr. Shailaja Shastri, Founder of Training and Research Initiative was invited as Resource Person and Dr. R Shanti Iyer, Principal of Dr. N.S.A.M First Grade College; was also present for the session. Dr. Shastri began the session with the topic “Managing students – The way forward….” With an activity “Keep flying high!” The purpose of this activity was to find out the ways to keep the students highly mindful. To know to work as a team and to grab opportunities.
Another activity of the session was “Locomotion of the Bus”.This activity
demonstrated the power of team work.
Next, Dr. Shastri moved to an another topic “Analyzing our students community” making Positive and Concerned charts.
Four areas of concern were identified:
Change the exam oriented approach to Teaching – Learning
Enhancement of Communication Skills.
Enhancing the Intrinsic motivation – Career goals.
Distraction due to Technology and Peer Community.
Ms. Sandhya, Director IQAC and Assistant Professor, Dr. N.S.A.M First Grade College, proposed a vote of thank at the end.
The session was fruitful and interesting; participants learnt the skill of handling students.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell ( IQAC) organized Faculty Development Program on the topic “Reasoning and Aptitude Test” , 29th November 2018, Thursday at Dr. N.S.A.M FGC Seminar Hall, focusing on UGC NET and SLET examinations. Mr. Vinayak Cheluvanth was invited as the resource person and introduced by Prof. Janardhan J B, HOD of Language department.
Dr. R Shanti Iyer, Principal, Dr. N.S.A.M FGC addressed the gathering and emphasizing on the importance of reasoning and aptitude training.
Mr. Vinayak Cheluvanth started the session with mathematical reasoning and explained easy and quick method of solving mathematical problems like squaring of digits, multiplications and equations and other important techniques on various calculation method. The resource person also guided to solve previous years question bank.
The session was interesting, informative, interactive and very useful to all the participants and boost the confidence of the participants to face the UGC NET and SLET.
Dr.N.S.A.M First Grade College conducted one day conclave for PU College Principals on 18th September, 2018. The theme of the conclave was “Roadmap to the future:
Challenges and Possibilities in Academic Leadership”.
The program began with inviting blessings of almighty by group of teachers which was followed by lighting of lamp by the dignitaries. Further, welcome speech was rendered by Dr R Shanthi Iyer, Principal, Dr NSAM FGC. Mr. Rohit Punja, Administrator, Nitte Education Trust gave a bird’s eye view of NET and its journey in imparting education.
Ms. Bhavya K R, Assistant Professor, Dr.N.S.A.M FGC introduced the key note speaker, Dr. K T S Lakshmi. The speaker began her talk by mentioning the significant roles and responsibilities are on PU College Principals, as the students at this stage are in their adolescence age. She reiterated that PU Education was an extremely critical stage in education system. She further said that the principals should recognize the teacher leaders and allow them to blossom. In course of her talk Dr. Lakshmi listed out the challenges in Academic Leadership as a tightrope walking, and should nurture individual excellence. Teachers/administrators should not be in “Comfort Zone”, should sustain innovative spirit continuously.
The keynote address was followed by a panel discussion entitled “Mentoring the millennials: the Role of Teachers”. The moderater of the program was, Dr. Prof. Ashok, Chairperson, dept of Psychology, Bangalore University. The panelists were Dr. Cherian Alexander, HOD of English , St. Joseph’s Arts and Science College, Bangalore, Dr. Vibhavari Kumar, Associate Professor, NIFT, Bangalore and Dr. Jayarama Shetty, Prof. of Mgt, Nitte School of mgt, Bangalore . The moderater and the panelists were introduced by Dr. Shailja Shatri, Councelor, Dr. NSAM FGC. The panelists pondered over challenfges in the electrical gadgets used by youngsters, influence of media and malculture on young minds of students. They also discussed about employees handling youth with empathy. Further panelists also supported ideas of spreading happiness unconditionally, positive functioning and being model for youngsters. They opined that induction system of mentoring in educational institution is most important in shapimg the attitude of the students.
The participants by posing questions got their doubts clarified. Finally Mr. Appu Jadav, Assosiate professor, Dept. of Language proposed vote of thanks.
Orientation program was organized on 5th July, 2018 for Parents and students of First year B.Com and BBA course. Ms. Ankitha from final year B.com was Master of Ceremony for the morning session.
Morning session program commenced with the invocation by college prayer team. The lighting of the lamp signifying the knowledge was done by Dr. Shanti Iyer,Principal,Dr.NSAM First Grade College, parents and students of First Year. Principal spoke on vision and mission of Nitte education trust and the values on which college has been following for years.
Prof. Aasha, Head of department, Commerce and Management introduced all Teaching and non-teaching staff. Parents impressions were also invited on this occasion. The First session of Orientation program concluded with the Vote of thanks by Mr.Manjunath K Nair, Final year student
The Second session of Orientation program was arranged for both Dr. NSAM First Grade College parents in which Ms. Sushma,Final year student was Master of Ceremony. Parents were addressed by Prof. K Raghothama Rao, Chairman, Seek Foundation (School for Ecological Education) Bangalore and Karnataka Academy for Television Arts (KAFTA) on the topic “Joyful parenting”. All parents enjoyed this session a lot along with learning how to be with their children in and out of home. Mr, Rohit Punja, Administrator, NET addressed the gathering during this occasion. Later on, Mr. Vamshi Shriram, Co- Founder, Proedge private limited, spoke about various programs which are given by Proedge for student’s personal as well as academic progress.
Finally the program concluded with vote of thanks by Ms. Madhuri of final year, which was followed by lunch.
Students’ Council of Dr. NSAM First Grade College organized a programme for II Sem B.Com and BBA students on 21 st March, 2018 at our at our college seminar hall.
The programme titled “How to overcome the fear of platform performance” was basically designed for the students keeping in mind the reasons which adversely affect their communication skills as it is proven facts that ‘fear’ is a common barrier to communication skills.
Ms. Swathi Nandini an alumnus of Dr. NSAM FGC was invited as the speaker for the programme. She presented the topic with visual illustrations and some activities with the students. The speaker also mentioned about four fundamental reasons of fear like Communication, Correlation, Judgment and Self Deprecation. The students enjoyed the programme and immensely benefited.
Mr. Abhijit Naha, Convener of Students’ Council of Dr. NSAM FGC welcomed the guest. Dr. Shailaja Shastri also graced the occasion and spoke about the relevance of conducting this kind of programme for the benefit of the students.
Finally, Dr. Annapoorna Kishore proposed the vote of thanks.