The 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. The NSS camp is conducted for a period of 10 days every year where students are involved in projects of social relevance.
Events conducted by NSS during 2014-15
Events conducted by NSS during 2015-16
COOPERATIVE EDUCTION PROGRAMME (CEP)
Unique to Wilson College, this program aims to expose graduating students from SY BA and SY BSc to the corporate world. It is conducted by the college teachers in collaboration with experts from corporate world.
The programme is broadly divided into 3 phases:
1. Talks given by experts from various career backgrounds.
2. Workshops on personality and leadership development.
The 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 undertakes 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.
Student Council was initiated way back in 1900 as a literary society. Now it is represented by top- ranking students from each class who play an active role in organizing a number of students – centric activities like intra-class competitions, workshops, celebration of college day and Teacher’s day, orientation programs, etc. It is guided by the norms set by the University.
The Principal, a staff advisor, Dean of students, Dean of Women students, NSS Program officer, Toppers, Cultural Centre student representative, Gymkhana student representative, NSS student representative, 2 women student representatives constitute the Council. It also takes a number of initiatives all-round the year in association with Cultural Centre and Women’s Development Cell.
Wilson College has a rich tradition of encouraging and nurturing talents. The Cultural Centre provides Junior College 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 the Student Council also organizes Annual College Day.
WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT CELL
Social, political and economic equality for women is integral to the achievement of all development goals. Hence, gender justice means ending the inequalities between women and men that are produced and reproduced in the family, the community, the market and the state. Every woman and girl is entitled to live in dignity and in freedom, without any fear. Gender Justice is indispensable for development, poverty reduction, and is crucial to achieving human progress.
Women’s Development Cell, through its Gender Sensitisation programmes, works towards Gender Justice, Equal Opportunity and Women Empowerment which are essential for creating sustainable development as enshrined in ourConstitution. Gender awareness requires not only intellectual effort but also sensitivity and open-mindedness.Gender sensitizationeducation aims to bring modification of behaviour by raising awareness of genderequality concerns and benefits members of both sexes by helping them to determine which assumptions in matters of gender are valid and which are stereotyped generalizations.
CAREER GUIDANCE AND PLACEMENT CELL
The Career Guidance and Placement Cell is functioning actively by providing regular placements, internships and career guidance programmes. Talks on jobs opportunities and career counselling for various industries like IT, Banking, Insurance, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals etc. are organised on a regular basis. The Career Guidance and Placement Cell provides well-developed infrastructural facilities in the college to the corporate sector for conducting campus recruitment programmes. Every year number of students getting placement and internship is increasing.
Students in some departments have to undergo corporate internships after they complete their second year which enables them to get corporate exposure as well as get better job prospects after their graduation.
To name a few of our corporate patrons who regularly approach us for our focused and dynamic students over the years are: ACC Ltd., Biocon Ltd., Accenture, Aviva India, Balaji Telefilms, Kotak Securities, Times Now, Forex India, India Bulls, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Wipro, SEED Infotech, Alkem Laboratories, ICICI Bank, ABN Amro Bank, UnichemLaboratories Ltd., Max New York Life Insurance, PepsiCo India, BhartiAxa Life Insurance, New India Assurance Co. Ltd., Jet Airways.