Ole’ – The College FestThis Annual Intra–College event brings with it new surprises, new challenges, new winners and lots of fun and frolic. The event receives tremendous response from the students and staff of different departments, both from the junior and senior college, which leads to the excitement of the celebration.
The various sports, creative and cultural events held are :
MEHENDI,RANGOLI,T-SHIRT PAINTING, QUIZ,TATTOO,BADMINTON,
TABLE TENNIS, BOX CRICKET, RINK FOOTBALL, SOLO SINGING, SOLO DANCE, GROUP DANCE, MODEL HUNT
This year the fest was based on the theme ‘The Wilforian Throne’ and it was held on a large scale at the intercollege level.
Cultural CentreWilson College has a rich tradition of encouraging and nurturing talents. The Cultural Centre provides Junior as well as Degree college students an opportunity to participate in an array of cultural activities, competitions and workshops held by the centre all round the year.
The winners in these competitions are then nominated for participation in other intercollegiate competitions. The Cultural centre in collaboration with Student’s Council also organizes Annual College Day.
NSS and NCCThe NSS is guided under the norms of the University. The volunteers enrolled work as a team on projects of social relevance for two consecutive years. The wing in association with a number of NGOs work for the welfare of mentally challenged and the under-privileged children. Teaching in municipal schools, participating in awareness rallies organized by the University are some of the many activities conducted by NSS.
The NSS plays a pivotal role in conducting Blood donation drives in the college twice every year. This has been highly acknowledged by the Blood Bank. Students are also sent for Leadership Training Programs. An NSS camp is conducted for a period of 10days every year where students are involved in projects of social relevance.
Co-operative Education ProgrammeUnique to Wilson College, this program aims to expose graduating especially BA and BSC students to the corporate world making them aware of what is expected of them in their corporate service.
It is planned in consultation with experts from renowned industrial background and heads of departments in the college.
It is broadly divided into 3 phases:
1. Talks given by experts from various career backgrounds.
2. Workshops on personality and leadership development
Women’s Development CellThe Objective of the Women’s Development Cell is to create awareness and inculcate a sense of Values in the younger generation so that they may differentiate the right from the wrong.
Each year, programmes are conducted by the cell to emphasis on the rights of the women and how girls should look after themselves right from their young age, as they are the ones who will give a healthy generation in future.
Nature ClubThe Nature Club of Wilson College – affiliated to the nature club movement of World Wide Fund for Nature – India (WWF), is one of the most active college based nature clubs in India. It has an annual membership of 500 members and reaches out to over 10,000 people a year through its activities. The Nature Club while having strongly committed to conservation believes that the fun element is necessary to have meaningful and sustained contribution by the young to the conservation efforts.
Nature Club – a co-curricular activity with a mission. As a co-curricular activity it offers opportunities to learn, to develop skills, use talents and have fun. As a mission it attempts to get the uninitiated to enjoy and care for nature, it attempts to spread awareness about the environment and undertake activities to nurture and help the environment regenerate.
The activities of the nature club include:
Nature Trails: A nature trail group has a maximum of 15 members with an instructor. A trail has parts where participants walk soaking in nature, parts where wonders are pointed out, parts where they discover sights and insights for themselves. The most active phase for nature trails is July to January, where one enjoys the best of monsoon as well as the pleasant onset of winter. The total group size varies from 45 to 70.
Overnight Trails: These are weekend outings which attempt to incorporate nature orientation inputs, including astronomy as well as the ability to visit wilderness areas a distance over 100 km from Mumbai. These trails include sessions, slide shows, nature conservation music and nature games along with forest walks in the night and nature trails during the day.
Nature Camps: Nature Camps – the wilderness activity most looked forward at – Twice a year in the vacations – a week, two-week long camp. These camps are organized for fifty students at highly subsidized rates at significant National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India. These camps are intensive education camps with inputs in Natural History through interactive and creative exercises, slide shows, panel discussion of issues, astronomy, conservation, lifestyles, action plan, nature music, nature trails and sometimes adventure activities.
Conservation Activities: Include tree planting, developing education material, snake shows amongst many others.
The annual exhibition involving the work of more than hundred volunteers (in 1997 it was over 175 volunteers) is nature club’s most ambitious outreach programme. Every year for the past ten years the nature club exhibitions have reached out to over 7000 visitors annually. The exhibition simulates real life nature conditions. Every year the exhibition takes up a theme.
For further information log onto: wcnc.tripod.com/index.htm
WILFORIA 2010 Annual College EventTHEME- CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
Wilforia 2010, sought to be different this year with its theme being ‘Christmas Celebrations’. This Annual Intra–College event brought with it new surprises, new challenges, new winners and lots of fun and frolic.
The event received tremendous response from the students and staff of different departments, both from the junior and senior college, which led to the excitement of the celebration.
Wilforia was celebrated over a period of two days from 21st to 22nd December 2010, covering variety of events: creative, cultural and sports. A unique feature of Wilforia which set the ball rolling for the celebrations was the beautifully decorated, almost 35 year old and around 30 feet tall, natural Christmas tree, a challenge successfully met by the enthusiastic students.
Our Principal, Dr. V.J. Sirwaiya inaugurated the event on 21st of December. At the inaugural function one witnessed and experienced the spirit of Christmas made evident by the traditional Christmas décor of red and green streamers along with angels adorning the college hall and a very charming visit by the Santa. The highlight of the festival was the Model Hunt event in which Mr. and Ms. Wilforia were crowned.
More than 500 students participated this year in various sports, creative and cultural events.
MEHENDI : Ms. Razia Shaikh (SYJC),
RANGOLI : Ms. Manik,
T-SHIRT PAINTING : Ms. Silvia, Neil (SYBA),
QUIZ : Mr. Aayush & Mr. Mueez,
TATTOO : Mr. Md Mustaque Alam (SYBSc)
BADMINTON (GIRLS) : Ms. Sara Gonsalves (SYBSc.),
BADMINTON (BOYS) : Mr. Supraket Meshram (TYBMM),
TABLE TENNIS : Mr. Jayesh Shembhavanekar (FYBSc),
BOX CRICKET : Fighter Boys,
RINK FOOTBALL : ONE SIDE BOYZ,
SOLO SINGING : Mr. RYAN VICTOR (SYBA),
SOLO DANCE : Mr. Blaize Joe (FYJC),
GROUP DANCE : Emmanual & Group (SYBSc.)
MODEL HUNT : Mr. WILFORIA: Mr. Hormaz Printer (FYBA)
Ms. WILFORIA: Ms. Chaitrali Dabir (FYBMS)
Adorea-BMS Inter-Collegiate EventThe stage was set; the red carpet was rolled out, paparazzi waited in eager anticipation for the revelation of much yearned for fest of the year – ADOREA. With the decorative skill of the organiser’s receiving immense commendation, ADOREA 2010 welcomed the world of Glamour into its aged backyard with its theme “Glam & Glitz”.
The much hyped inauguration lived up to its expectations, as slated renowned personalities like Mr. Vithal Kamat- Owner of Orchid Group of Hotels and Mr. Boman Irani- Theatre artist and Actor were in attendance. The chief guests marvelled at the ability of the dancers whose performance led to a sudden infliction of vigour. The traditional “Victory Song” which followed, defined a lot more than Adorea for the organisers and offered a spectacle to all others.
The inauguration was followed by an awe-inspiring lecture by Mr. Kamat. It was truly an exceptional experience for many present to witness one of the most distinguished personalities of the industry share his views amongst their midst.
The events that followed were packed with the presence of students from across Mumbai. NMIMS, Hinduja, St. Xaviers, Sydenham, St. Andrews were some of the twenty eight colleges that graced the seventh edition of this mega fest which invites all departments.
DUCATI MUMBAI chose ADOREA as a platform to launch its latest model DUCATI 1098 which was displayed throughout the event.
‘HOPE’- Adorea’s Annual social drive achieved another milestone by not only continuing its association with Jeevan Asha, an old age home but also aiding the under-privileged children of Bal Bhavan.
Snapparazzi and Bulls and Bears were new additions to the event list and were well received by the participants. Treasure Hunt, unlike its previous few editions broke free to be recognised as a major event with students going as far as Dadar for the hunt.
The turn up for the sports events was exceptional, with over eight sports events slated to be conducted within four days, the management was on tip toes but did live up to its merit. Throw ball and basketball was introduced for girls, another step forward for ADOREA.
The much awaited cultural events lived up to its expectation, solo singing was judged by Mr. Piyush Kanochia- Music Director and his presence was apt with the energy the event created for the rest of the day. Adorea Face of the Year followed and Ms. Manisha Kelkar- Super Model & Film Actor graced the occasion, as ADOREA witnessed numerous beautiful faces with remarkable talents on its very stage. The first night of cultural events ended with a jam packed college hall for the Fashion Show in spite of it being a Sunday which was judged by Ms. Meghna Naidu- TV actor.
Solo Dance displayed a lot of flexibility, and as the spotlight decided the person who will perform it became a challenge for the participants. Group dance was judged by Mr. Sanjay Yadav- Dancer & Choreographer.
ADOREA came to an end with its Band event and the DJ night. Seven bands competed in the finals. The event was judged by the members of one of the most famous youth bands – The BLAKC.
ADOREA to the students means:
To be unwell yet making it to carry out your responsibility ……. confused within but reassuring other’s…..Another colleague will tell you …That’s Adorea……….
To respect the ones who taught you the trade…… and the silent understanding that making it bigger would only mean respect all the more ……..That’s Adorea……..
To compete with not one but………two mega events ……. and still live to tell the tale………….That’s Adorea……
None of what has been written……….would make sense ……unless you know VICTORY………That’s ADOREA”
The BMS Department
Polaris-BMM Inter-Collegiate EventPolaris started in 2001, as one of the first media festivals in the city.
It is also the first inter-collegiate festival in the academic year. Polaris has a distinctive theme every year. The theme in 2010 – 11 was Vintage Media. It was the first festival to feature vintage cars, vintage movies and still cameras.
The theme for 2011 – 12 festival is Carnivals. The date for 2011 – 12 festival is 15th, 16th & 17th July 2011. Polaris is one of the most popular media festivals and more than 30 Colleges which have BMM, participate.
The past unfolds through the pages of the WILSONIAN. Never content to be a silent spectator, the magazine voices the changing face of society, through the changing concerns of the student community. The history of the college has its permanent records through the WILSONIAN.
Special issues 1957 – 1958. 125 years of Wilson College
1982- Sesquicentennial issue
1997-1998 – 50 years of Indian Independence. Articles by eminent freedom fighters and the role of the Wilson College in the freedom struggle.
1999-2000-2001 – 2 Millenium issues- an updated record of the college and its activities
In 1994 and 1999, the WILSONIAN was awarded the M.V. Chandgadkar Trophy for the Best College Magazine.
Currently, it is a record of all the activities of all the academic departments and offers a campus review of the various co-curricular activities and programmes of the college.