Co- and Extra-Curricular Facilities

Department of Inter-Religious Studies (1987): It fosters an understanding and appreciation of religions, communal harmony and national integration. Its motto is Cocreate Cosmic Compassion and it motivates people of all faiths to work together for ecological harmony. It offers mediation sessions, courses for QEP, seminars, public lectures and exposure programmes. It hosts Samanvaya, a forum for Communal Harmony. It publishes an annual magazine Tarang. The AICUF & DIRS jointly organize the Inter-Faith Prayer Services and Masses on special occasions in the College. The Director is Fr. Prashant Olalekar, S.J.

Chapel cum Prayer Hall: The Chapel is open during college hours to students and staff of all faiths who would want time for quiet and prayer. The Eucharist is held 4 times a week for Catholic students and staff, during the class break timings.

Council of International Programmes (CIP): It facilitates students’ engagement with the best global educational institutions.  It sends students for one-year exchange programmes to the USA, Canada, Europe and S. Korea. CIP also organizes short student exchange programmes to University of Berkeley, Yale University, Harvard University, University of Tokyo and University of Dundee. Short Faculty-Exposure-Programmes to these Universities are also organized by CIP.

Dr. (Fr.) Roy Pereira S.J. is the Director.

 

Study Abroad Counselling Centre (SACC) (2012): It helps students get admission into PG programmes at various foreign Universities; in selecting Universities, preparing for TOEFL / GRE, completing Visa and pre-departure formalities. Ms. Rashida Haidermota is in-charge of SAAC.

Quest for Excellence Programme (QEP): It was previously called ‘Honours Programme’. It aims at providing an intellectual challenge to students.  It seeks to go beyond the regular syllabi, to provide scope for greater student participation and to promote creativity in the learning process. Through assignments, seminars, projects and displays, it makes learning an exciting academic pursuit. Over three years, students can accumulate a minimum of 7 credits, of which: 5 must be from the Department / Hub in which the student has registered; 2 Transfer Credits from any other discipline / Hub. A Certificate of Merit is awarded to students who successfully complete the Programme. It is always headed by the Vice-Principal (Academics).

Learning for Life Programme: It seeks to enlarge the scope of learning to other areas of accomplishment. It includes courses in Personality Development, Public Speaking, Self-Defence, Photography, Calligraphy, etc. The ECC handles this programme.

Jagruti Programme: It started about 50 years ago as the Personality and Human Values Programme and has now been renamed ‘Jagruti Programme’. In this academic year it will be implemented only for the Junior College. Group dynamics techniques will be used to teach students how to grapple with various issues of life. Under Autonomy, a Course entitled ‘Giving Voice to Values’ has been added to the curriculum.

Social Involvement Programme (SIP): It began in 1996 with the aim of making education more socially relevant. Students are encouraged to learn through direct involvement with Indian society as ‘when the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind is challenged to change’. Students work with street and slum children, physically and mentally challenged individuals, orphans, domestic workers, hospital patients and senior citizens. Under the guidance of two qualified Social Workers, students are required to serve for a minimum of 45 hours with an NGO and 5 hours of SIP activities connected with any of the academic disciplines that college offers. The Principal is in charge of this department.

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