Events and News
2016 - 17
14th and 15th of Febraury, 2017 - Wilson College IQAC, in association with BNHS, Mumbai is organising
Environment Seminar EC3 : CARE, CONSERVE, CREATE with the theme
OIKOS : OUR HOME - THE PLANET EARTH on 14th and 15th of Feb, 2017.
On Feb 14, activities and competitions like Eco-Beach trail, sand sculputers, photo exhibition, T-shirt painting, Best from Waste Fashion Parade, and Treasure Hunt.
Feb 15 has student and teacher paper presentations.
21st, 23rd, 24th January 2017 - The Global Business & International Leadership Program
26th to 28th September, 2016 - Workshop on ‘Gateway to Success in CSIR NET/SET/GATE’ in CHEMICAL SCIENCES organized by Chemistry Dept.
30th July, 2016 - Talk on "Role of Chemistry in the mitigation of Environmental Problems" by Prof. Dr. A.D. Sawant, former Pro Vice-Chancellor, Mumbai Univ. and Former Vice-Chancellor, Univ. of Rajasthan, Jaipur organized by Chemistry Dept.
26th July, 2016 - T.Y.B.Sc. students of the Botany Department participated in an intercollegiate competition held by Rizvi College, Mumbai
The following students won prizes:
• Jesintha Esther & Salina Girkar won the 1st prize in Poster presentation
• Neha Kanade & Patrisia Lobo won 2nd prize in Ikebana
• Nitesh Chaurasia& Rakesh Chawda won 2nd prize in Fruit and vegetable carving
25th July, 2016 - Chemistry Department hosted BOS workshop for Mumbai University Colleges on Revised CBCS F.Y. B.Sc. (Chem.) Syllabus.
11th July, 2016 - IT & CS Depts. organised a College App demo by Campus By team for the college teachers.
2nd July, 2016 - Inauguration of "Chemistry Seminar" and talk by Dr. Tulsi Mukherjee, ex. Director, BARC and Senior Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute
10th June, 2016 - English Dept organized a workshop on 'Introduction to Literary Criticism: Aristotle to Post-Modernism’ by Devika Karnad
M Sc IT started this year after permission was received in Aug, 2016. Prof Venugopal Iyengar, Sr faculty to several business management colleges, gave an inspirational talk to M Sc IT students on Career Opportunities after M Sc.
Certificate course for Advanced Learners in 'Information Security and Cloud Computing' by Enterprise Business Training Solutions LLP (EBTS).
In collaboration with ‘Thinker’s Forum’ IQAC, the Philosophy department organized a guest lecture by Prof. Carl Ernst, Renowned authority on Sufi philosophy, from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, who spoke to the students on “Critical Issues in the Study of Sufi Shrines“. The session was open to the students of all departments.
British council gave a positive feedback regarding student placements at Wilson College.
The Visually Challenged students had participated in a group discussion on topic ‘Drishtibaadhit Jeevan Aur Usaki Chunautiyaan’ on All India Radio, Mumbai. They discussed all problems and challenges in their life.
An Elocution Competition on the topic of ‘Desh me Bachchonke Prati Badhate Aparadh Par Niyantran kaise?’ was organized by the collaboration of the Department of Hindi and Hindustani Prachar Sabha, in which Manali Sharma got first prize of 3000/-.
The students of S.Y.B.A. had actively participated in an Intercollegiate Speech Competition on topic ‘Bhrashtachaar Unamoolan me Jansahbhagita’ organized by the collaboration of the Department of Hindi and HPCL, in which Alina Bhojani got Consolation prize of 300/-.
The Marathi Department organized the Dr. M.M. Altekar Memorial Essay Writing Competition and Debate Competition.
Zoology students visited Ferry Wharf for collection of data pertaining to fish landing, visited the Government Fish Seed Farm located at Goregaon Aarey Colony, and went for one day excursion to Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Research Institute, Katraj, Pune.
2015 - 16
EBTS (Enterprise Building Training Solutions) conducted a 6 day workshop on Business Analytics and Presentation Techniques using MS Excel.
An intercollegiate ‘Vichar Sangosthi’ was organized for the F.Y.B.A. compulsory, Ancillary and S.Y.B.A. ancillary students by the department of Hindi. Professors and students of Sophia College, M.D. College, SIES College and K.C. College participated. The Vichar Sangosthi was based on an eminent writer ‘Dr. Sooryabala ji ka Rachana Sansar’. Her presence on the auspicious occasion was the limelight of the program.
Safecity, an NGO, held a workshop on ‘Sexual Harassment’ on 5th Feb, 2016 for the students of English which was highly interactive and informative.
Physics department organised a two-day seminar on “Frontiers of Experimental Physics” under IQAC’s “Expanding Intellectual Horizons” programme on 9th and 10th February 2016. The speakers who spoke on various topics in experimental physics were: Dr. Vasudev Siruguri (Centre Director, DAE-UGC CSR, BARC, Mumbai), Dr Amitabh Das (Scientist, Solid State Physics Division, BARC), Prof. A. Thamizhavel (DCMP&MS, TIFR), Dr. Satyanarayan (DHEP, TIFR), Dr. Pourus Mehta (Electronics Division, BARC). In all 69 students and teachers from various colleges under Mumbai University attended the seminar.
Seminar on “Greening and Sustainability- Re-visioning the Environment” on February 16 and 17, 2016 organized by IQAC, Wilson College.
A rigorously designed course titled “QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS for Social Sciences was organised as an IQAC INITIATIVE...with steering inputs from Dr Anjali Masarguppi (ECONOMICS) and Mahesh Shetty (PHYSICS). Both students and some Staff members took advantage of this opportunity.
12 Feburay,2016 – Collaborative lecture T.Y History students of Wilson and Jai Hind College by Dr. Sonali Pednekar on ‘Position of Women during Maratha Period’
‘Marathi Bhasha Din’ was celebrated on 27th February, 2016. Students presented Marathi poems of poet Kusumagraj. The renowned Vigyan Sahityik Shri. Subodh Jawadekar delivered a lecture on ‘Vigyan, Katha Ani Vigyankatha’ in which he impressed upon the audience the subtle difference between the science based literature and other literature. He made it a point that the Science based Literature normally holds futuristic view based on the new discoveries and inventions in the fields of Science. Shri Pradeep Abhyankar, Registrar, spoke on Marathi Bhasha Ani Boli, reciting texts and dialogues from different dialects of Marathi such as Marathwadi’, ‘Malvani’, ‘Varhadi’, ‘Ahirani’ in his dramatic style filling the hall with laughter.
The three Departments of Philosophy, Economics and Political Science organised an inter departmental
workshop for Advanced Learners, on Contemporary Challenges in Politics, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism. (12th and 13th January 2016). This was as a part of the IQAC initiative on Expanding Intellectual Horizons, A Certificate Programme. In all 35 learners participated. The sessions were conducted by Prof. Jairus Banaji, Research Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, London on ‘Understanding Fascism: Lessons from the German Past’ and on ‘Trade Unionism and the Problem of Class Consciousness: Lessons from Bombay’; Dr. Ram Puniyani, Chairman, Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism spoke on ‘Religion, Politics and Violence in Contemporary Times’; Geeta Seshu, Journalist., Editor, The Hoot spoke on ‘Media and Violence.’.
Jerry Pinto was invited by the Department on 28th January 2016, to speak about his experiences in translating Daya Pawar’s Baluta-- - the first Dalit autobiography written in Marathi. Daya Pawar’s account swings between rural Maharwada and the urban squalor of Kawakhana in Mumbai and was an immediate sensation for its honesty and its critique of the caste system.
Dr. Zuleika Homavazir Sattha was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management by the D.Y. Patil University on 22nd January, 2016.
The Computer Science / IT depts. conducted a 20-hour SAP ABAP (Technical) course for CS , IT students by EBTS.
The department of Microbiology had hosted the 6th Konark Research Meet on the 15th January, 2016. The Sajjan Gupta Konark Memorial award is a rotating trophy given for the best research poster in the categories of Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Life sciences and Phytochemicals. This event has been organized with the vision to encourage young scientist and to promote research and development in various fields of Biology. There were 160 posters in different categories and around 356 participants from across the state of Maharashtra.
The BMM students commemorated first death anniversary of Romario Rozer on 16th January 2016 with an event called R3 which sought to celebrate all that Romario stood for and worked towards. The day saw events like Photography, Poetry writing and Group Singing. They also had a friendly basketball match. Students chose to do this to remember Romario and it saw a lot of sharing from students across college who spoke about what he meant to them.
On 8 th December, 2015 there was an Elocution Competition on the topic of ‘Swayam ki Echchha se Mritue Varan ka Adhikaran’ organized by the collaboration of the department of Hindi and Hindustani Prachar Sabha.
19 December, 2015 – About 70 students of History Dept visited Asha Daan to interact with the inmates and some students put up an entertainment programme for them.
The F.Y.B.Sc. and S.Y.B.Sc students of the Microbiology and Biotechnology department organized a one day inter-collegiate event ‘Biomosaic 2015’ on 19th December, 2015. Various activities like Quiz, Treasure Hunt, T-shirt painting, debate, Puzzle and Selfie were held in the college premises.
Students participated in large numbers in various events in the college festival Ole’ 2015. There were events like Solo Classical Dance, Photography, Quiz, Story Writing competitions and Mr & Miss Ole’.
Dr. D. V. Prabhu, Adjunct Prof in Chemistry was appointed Chief Editor, Green Chemistry and Technology, in November 2015 (ISSN 2455 – 3611).
An ex-student of Physics dept, Ms. Tanmayee Pathre, conducted two-day problem solving sessions on ‘Optics of Photography’ on 20th and 21st October 2015.
Two-day Interdisciplinary International Seminar “Building Bridge across Identity Politics” organized by Wilson College, Mumbai on 1st and 2nd September, 2015.
The Philosophy Dept collaborated with the Bombay Philosophical Society and the Dept of Philosophy, University of Mumbai to hold the Dr. Ookerjee Memorial Seminar for teachers and students. The topic for this year’s seminar was ‘Significance of the History of Philosophy: Indian and Western Contexts’. The teachers’ session was held at Wilson College on 4th September 2015. Sujit Babul won the 2nd prize for his paper reading at the Dr. S. K. Ookerjee Memorial Students Seminar.
Dr. S. Bhalerao received the Award for Excellence in Research on 2nd August, 2015 in Calcutta from EET CRS, the research wing for excellence in Professional Education and Industry. He also received award ‘Best Personalities of India – 2015’ from Friendship Forum.
Dr. M. M. Altekar Memorial Marathi Debate Competition on August 6th, 2015. Topic of the debate was “Sarvajanik Sthali Dharmik Utsvansathi Mandap Bandhanyas Bandi – Yogya ki Ayogya?”.
Principal Dr. Suhas Pednekar of Ruia College, Mumbai inaugurated the activities of Chemistry Seminar on August 7, 2015 with a talk on ‘Opportunities and Careers in Chemistry’.
As an inter departmental initiative, the departments of Philosophy, Economics and Political Science organised an International Seminar -150 Years of Das Kapital: Revisiting Karl Marx on 13th August 2015.
The Department of Microbiology had hosted an intercollegiate event ‘GAIA- Our Great Mother, on the 17th August, 2015. The event included poster competition and street play to address the burning environmental issues like management of e-waste and biomedical waste, mangrove, water conservation and plastic recycling.
The family of the Dr. Sheryar & Amy Ookerjee gave an endowment for the Amy and Sheryar Ookerjee Memorial Lecture to be delivered annually for the next five years by an eminent personality in the fields of either philosophy or history or literature or music. The inaugural lecture was delivered by Prof. Lord Bhikhu Parekh at the College on 29th August 2015. The topic was ‘Gandhi and Tagore: Conflicting views on Multicultural India’.
Adorea 2015, on 24th August 2015 with a workforce of over 200 students, pulled off an ingenious concept of World Civilization where contingents like Arabs, Spartans, Aztec competed with each other in good spirit. Each year the fest brings in more than 30 colleges and a crowd upwards of 3000 students. A list of celebrities added sparkle to the fest …. In the campus, stood an alluring Audi car and three Triumph bikes which enthralled the audience.
On 23rd, 24th and 25th of July, the English Literature fest was organised by the English Dept. There were different workshops conducted in the fest spread over the three days. College students from KC, St. Xaviers and St. Andrews participated and enjoyed the various activities that were carried out and the films that were screened.
Inaugural function of Marathi Wangmaya Mandal was held on July 28, 2015. Renowned ‘Voice Guru’ Shri. Deepak Velankar was chief guest and he presented a speech ‘Aawaaz: Nana Tarha, Nana Sandhi’ which provided insight into career choices for voice culture.
On July 30, 2015, Dr. M. M. Altekar Memorial Marathi Essay Competition was organised by Marathi Department. July 31, 2015: In a unique initiative over 2500 students from over 40 colleges and 10 schools participated in the LARGEST UMBRELLA MOSAIC IN ASIA FOR CANCER AWARENESS. Under the aegis of HOPE INITIATIVE 2015 (Help Our People Elevate), the BMS students organized an Umbrella Mosaic to stand up for cancer patients. The Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam the “Missile Man” of our Country was fondly remembered and a silent tribute was paid by the students during the mosaic.
Polaris 2015 Celebrating its diversity, spectacular culture and media mania, Polaris 2015 - the annual festival of Wilson College’s Department of Mass Media (BMM) celebrated Asia in its myriad forms. The three day festival commenced on the 20th July with the theme ASIA-MEDIA MONOMANIA. The theme sought to track the trends in the dynamic media canvas across the Asian continent.
The highlight for Polaris this year was its collaboration with various consulates of Asian Countries in order to bring out the essence of the theme. The Afghan, Iran, Chinese and Malaysian consulates uplifted the sheen of the event by providing their books, cultural artifacts and traditional clothing for display. In addition to this the consulate of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan also sponsored the Buzkashi event which is their national sport.
The University results saw Michael Moses topping the college TYBA class, also topped the University in the subject of Philosophy.
Vivek Pachpande (batch of 2003 - 2004) has enrolled for his Ph. D. in the Department of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh. He is the recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship. The first Nature Club activity of the year began on World Environment Day on June 5th. Forty nature club members, along with other volunteers cleared Sanjay Gandhi National Park of nearly two truckloads of plastic waste.
On April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal near the capital of Kathmandu, causing massive devastation in the nation and its capital. On 10th May 2015, Dr. Zuleika launched THE HOPE SUPPORTS NEPAL CAMPAIGN on 17th May 2015 with a support from more than 20 Parsi colonies and more than 150 Zoroastrian families. More than 30 cars were arranged to rally across South Mumbai and Central Mumbai colonies. Funds of INR 3,35,189/- vide cheques along with the substantial amount of groceries and essentials were graciously donated to the Indian Red Cross Society for transportation to Nepal on 25th May 2015.
The 13th of February, 2014 witnessed yet another new beginning, adding to the glorious past of The Wilson College.
On this special occasion, the college coalesced with a surprisingly festive association and got its first-ever Rotaract Club.