Marathi Department of Wilson College (ESTD. 1861) strives to equip the students with linguistic proficiency in Marathi and encourage their creative ability.
Eg. Students are encouraged to share their understanding and experiences on a topic. The creative writing of students is published in the ‘Marathi Section’ of our college magazine ‘The Wilsonian’.
The Marathi Department organizes a special Essay Writing and Debate Competition in the memory of the former Head of Marathi Department Dr. M. M. Altekar. Enrichment lecturers, talks or sessions related to syllabus / overall personality development / stress relief are arranged by the department. Screening of Marathi films/plays related to topic in the syllabus, Educational visits are also organized.
The Marathi Department also organized The Dr. M. M. Altekar Memorial Essay Writing Competition on 24th September. The topics were as follows:Ekal Palkatva Aamhi Swapnavede Rutu Hirava, Rutu Barva Jagnyasathi Sangharsha Aamucha
The Department organized The Dr. M. M. Altekar Memorial debate competition on 8th February, on the topic ‘Mahavidyalayin Tarunanchya Vadhatya Manasik Samasya, Paristhitijanaya ki Vaiyaktik Kamkuvatpana?’ The team, which argued for ‘Vaiyaktik Kamkuvatpana’ won.
The Department organized an ‘Enrichment Lecture’ on ‘Naxalite Movement in India: Causes and Effects’ based on the syllabus of S.Y.B.A. Marathi Paper II (‘Thank you, Mr. Glad’ (Novel) by Mr. Anil Barve) Sem III on 12th October. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Mrs. Muneerah Khambhawala, Sociology Dept. Wilson College.
The Department conducted a screening of a Marathi film ‘Katyar Kaljat Ghusli’ which is based on a well-known Marathi play by the same name written by Mr. Purushotttam Darvhekar on 10th October. The screening was followed by a discussion on various aspects of drama in relation to ‘Katyar Kaljaat Ghusli’.
The Department arranged an Educational Visit to ‘Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya’, Gamdevi, Mumbai-7 on 20th February. It was in relation to syllabus of F.Y.B.A. Marathi Compulsory (‘Napass Mulanchi Goshta’) Sem II and S.Y.B.A. Paper II (‘Aatmakathan’) Sem IV.
The birth anniversary of renowned author V. V. Shirvadkar alias Kusumagraj is celebrated as Marathi Bhasha Din. It was celebrated by the department on 28th February. Students recited few poems of Kusumagraj and a monologue from his famous play ‘Natasmrat’. Some students presented their own poems also. As a tribute to another renowned author P. L. Deshpande, a part of his famous writing ‘Bigri Te Matric’ was presented by a student. ‘Marathi Abhiman Geet’ was sung together by everyone present for the programme. On the spot Elocution competition was also heled. The result is as follows:
The Department organized a session on ‘Meditation on Twin Hearts (for stress relief and calmness of mind) and Orientation of Grand Master Choa Kok Sui’s Pranic Healing, specially for F.Y.B.A. and S.Y.B.A. Marathi students on 24th August. This session was conducted by Mrs. Dipti Sunkarsett, Mrs. Smruti Date and Mrs. Jaya Bhattachrjee who are associated with Yoga Vidya Pranic Healing Foundation of South Mumbai.
Department runs a small library for the benefit of the students of the Degree College.
TEACHING CAREER : JUNE 1994
Qualifications: Head of Department, Assistant Professor.
Master’s Degree in Marathi, B.Ed.
Research Interest: -.
Short Biography: Interactive teaching method and relating topics to the real-life situations, make teaching-learning process in my class effective and enjoyable. As the literature is greatly related to society, I get an opportunity to inculcate moral values like gender equality, no discrimination on the basis of cast and creed, non-superstition etc.
My good rapport with the students, help me to maintain a healthy and stress-free environment in the class as well as outside the class.
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