Community Outreach Services Unit activities are an integral part of the holistic curriculum provided by the B.Ed. Department of the College.
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Entrepreneurship Cell Shri Vriddhi in Collaboration with Wadhwani Foundation
The E-Cell of Shri Shikshayatan College was set up in 2008. The College runs regular Entrepreneurship Course which trains students
- And inculcates the passion and spirit among students to pursue entrepreneurship.
- Spreads the knowledge about entrepreneurship through guest lectures etc.
- Motivates students to develop their own Start-ups.
- Helps Identify the brightest ideas and giving them a platform to convert them into real ventures.
In the 2021 23 Students of Entrepreneurship Foundation Course have received international Certification from Wadhwani Foundation.
The Shri Vriddhi Students have always been very active. Before Covid they used to organise E-Week. Post Covid they organised the first one day Intra College Entrepreneurship competition “Shree Arohan” 2022. The event had inspiring stories from Vineeta Dudheria an ex student and a successful entrepreneur. Budding Student Entrepreneurs put up stalls for a few hours and saw sales of over 50,000 Rupees. There were also Quiz on Entrepreneurship, Competition on Business Plan and how to start a Business.
Programs offered by NEN in this college are
- Entrepreneur talks and panel discussions
- E-ship exercises and games
- E-ship competitions
- E-ship large events (regional/national)
- E-ship university course
- E-ship self developed course/s for students
- Formal Mentoring program for students
- Campus company program for students
- Startup Internship
- Workshops/courses for entrepreneurs
Leadership Training Service (LTS) is a youth movement which aspires to make leaders of tomorrow along with it inculcating in them a sense of social service. Shri Shikshayatan College is one of the three colleges in Kolkata to offer its students an opportunity to be a member of this movement. The activities of LTS focuses on three aspects leadership building, environmental consciousness and social service.
Our college has one NSS Unit with 100 volunteers operating since 2009. The unit works throughout the year doing various programmes. The students do regular activities in local NGOs, Little Sisters of the Poor, Society for Indian Children Welfare, Umeed, Tiljala Shed. A special camp is held every year to make some tangible change in the lives of the less privileged. Blood Donation Camp is an annual event where the students and teachers participate to achieve the target. Apart from this eye camp, menstraual hygiene camp are held every year in collaboration with NGOs. The students also organize various seminars on pertinent issues of environment and social importance. During any natural calamity the students try to support the affected community in various ways. Apart from this volunteers attend programmes outside the college and take part in student seminars. The students used the electronic media to help people in need during the lockdown. Through different activities NSS tries to help in the development of empathy and team spirit in the students.
Social Welfare Committee is one of the four units of social outreach services practised in Shri Shikshayatan College. The main objective of the committee is to build empathy among young minds which will help them to think and work for the benefit of a wide section of the society .
During the last five years, Social Welfare Committee has been able to develop awareness among the students regarding their social responsibilities-towards children with special needs and towards the elderly. The students used to visit Nirmala Shishu Bhavan at regular intervals to spend quality time with children with special needs during the years 2017-18 and 2018-19 and ‘Navaneer’, an old age home in Chetla, performing cultural programmes and interacting with the inmates during 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Other than the above mentioned visits, Social Welfare Committee in collaboration with the N.G.O. SANCHAR organized the ‘Wish Tree Project’ just before Durga Puja on the day of ‘Shree’, to fulfil the wishes of the underprivileged children in 2018 and 2019.A health camp was organized in collaboration with ‘Asthma and Allergy Research Centre’ in December, 2018 where the students took an active part. In November 2019, a blood donation camp was organised in collaboration with the other social outreach services where members of the Social Welfare Committee volunteered. They donated blood themselves and also encouraged students to come forward to this noble cause.
All these activities were performed by the involved students with utmost dedication and enthusiasm which have helped in their holistic development and prepared them for their future lives.
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