WOMEN CELL ACTIVITIES IN OUR COLLEGE
The college has a Women Cell which takes care of all the issues and problems related to girl students. Started in Aug 2010, the cell is lead by a Dean of Women Students, Dean of studies, 2 lady staff members and an advocate.
THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES OF WOMEN CELL IN OUR COLLEGE ARE:
- To inform the girl students as well as their parents about the policy and the procedures against harassment, ragging etc.
- To give enough precautions to the girl students regarding various problems they may face.
- To approach the Grievance cell at any time for any help.
- To keep a watchful eye on the girl students for their safety and security.
- To check the discipline of the girl students in the college including dress code.
- To conduct various activities during Women’s day.
- To motivate the students in their overall formation.
- To organize seminars on Women’s safety, Hygiene etc.
- A forum for women students “SHE – See Her Empowered” was inaugurated on 13th August 2019. The objective of SHE is to empower women students and to encourage them discover themselves and to bloom where they are planted.
Women’s Cell Logo Designing Competition
To commemorate the launch of SHE (See Her Empowered) – an exclusive space for the women students of our college, a logo designing competition was conducted on July 16th, 2019 and the top submissions were used as an inspiration for the final emblem of SHE.
Inauguration of SHE
On 13th August 2019, a forum called SHE – See Her Empowered was launched for the women students of our college. The aim of SHE is to empower women students and to encourage them to discover themselves. The Chief Guest for this august event was Ms Goushaly Kothai Nachiar, Practice Head App Development & Analytics, Amtex System and the Guest of Honour was Ms Padmini Janaki, Product Management Professional, Change Healthcare. The inaugural event also included a dance performance and mime by several women students.
Women Empowerment Conclave
On September 6th 2019, the Madras Management Association enlightened the women students on the importance of self-independence, opportunities for entrepreneurship, and also encouraged direct interaction of students with companies like AGS Health, CueMath and Thoughtworks. Apart from this, there were also a series of workshops, masterclasses, story-telling sessions and panel discussions supporting the above topics as part of the conclave.
POSH - Prevention Of Sexual Harassment
A poster designing and doodling competition “POSH” was conducted on 31st October 2020 to raise awareness on the prevention of sexual harassment. The theme for the poster design contest was “Stand Together for Safety” and the theme for the doodling contest was “Voice for Oneself”.
During the times of pandemic, the SHE forum organized a series of webinars focusing on subjects like fitness & well-being, self-belief and mental health explicitly for the women students of the college from 22nd July to 24th July 2020 respectively.
(i) Fitness, Health & Well-being
The first webinar on Fitness, Health and Well-being took place on July 22nd 2020. The speaker of the session was Dr. Meera Ragavan, Senior Consultant, Urogynaecologist, Robotic Surgeon. Doctor gave an insight on the importance of good health and how it’s synonymous to a life-time achievement.
(ii) Surface Your Strength and Identify your Superpower
The second webinar, conducted on 23rd July 2021, threw light on topics like motivation, realization of one’s interests and pursuing dreams. The speaker of the session was Ms Poornima Janarthanan, Alumnus of LICET(Batch 2010-2014) and Business Analyst Specialist at Microsoft, Ireland.
(iii) The Power of ‘I Can’
The final session took place on 24th July 2021 and the talk was along the lines of the COVID pandemic, mental health and healthy living. The speaker of the session was Dr Aruna Saraswati P, Senior Psychiatric Counsellor and Positive Parenting Specialist.
Women’s Day Celebration for Staff
The Women’s Day celebration for the teaching and non-teaching staff was conducted on 8th March 2021. The event included thought sharing, games, a special performance by the LICET band, followed by the distribution of personalized handcrafted mementos for each of the staff members.
Dr S Sengole Merlin