Saturday, 14 November 2015

Wild Life Week Celebrations @ MJC

Wild Life Week is an initiative by Wild Life Federation to expose children to wonders of nature and wild life. It is celebrated in the first week of October every year by organizing some special activities connected with the wild life conservation.

In connection with 'Wild Life Week' celebrations at MJC Dr.G.Nithya Organizing Secretary, Ms.Pratheeba and Ms.Bannari, Co-ordinators, Department of Zoology, Michael Job College of Arts and Science for Women organised various competitions like Drawing, Oratorical and Essay writing on 05.10.2015 and 06.10.2015 in our college premises. Around 25 students from various departments participated in the competitions. 

The essay writing and oratorical competitions were structured to encourage originality of thought of the students. The judges for the essay and oratorical competitions were Ms.Gokilavani and Ms.Suganthi.

The drawing competition similarly brought out their creativity and demonstrated high level of awareness among the students. The title for drawing competition was “Wild Life”. Dr.Vijayalakshmi judged the paintings of our students and kept their spirits high.   

The valedictory function of “Wild Life Week” was celebrated on 07.10.2015 in our Seminar hall, IT building. As a part of the function students of Zoology department enthusiastically participated and were dressed as animals who invited our guests by giving wild life awareness notices. The celebration was blessed with the presence of guests of honour Dr.N.Ezhilarasi, Asst.Professor, Govt.ArtsCollege, Coimbatore, Dr.D.Rajmohan, Asst.Professor, Kongunadu Arts and Science College,Coimbatore  and Mr.Ramesh Arumugam, Secretary, GEM Trust as guest of honour Mr.Babu.P.Varu, Trustee and Dr.Lali Thomas, Principal MJCAS.

The celebration started with a prayer song followed by the lighting of the lamp by our trustee Mr.Babu.P.Varu, Dr.Lali Thomas, Principal, our Guests of Honour for the day and Vice Principal Ms.S.R.Dhanalakshmi. Welcome address was given by Ms.Soumia of I M.Sc Zoology. All the dignitaries on the dais were presented with mementos by our Zoology faculties. 

The key note address was delivered by our Chief Guest Dr.N.Ezhilarasi on the topic “THRETANEND BIRDS OF INDIA.” She spoke about the various types of birds and their habitats and gave some valuable ideas to protect the wild birds and animals. After her address around 10.45am, refreshment was given to the gathering.  Dr.D.Rajmohan presided
over the event and gave a lecture on the topic “WE AND WILD”. In his speech, he explained the importance of wildlife for healthy environment. By 11.30am our Guest of honour, Mr.Ramesh Arumugam, discussed about the environment and solid waste management.
Our guests visited the models displayed by our Zoology department students. Around twenty five models were presented by the students and they explained in detail about their project to the guests and the visitors. Their work exhibited their interest in conserving the biodiversity.

The event was followed by prize distribution for the various competitions regarding wild life week. In the Oratorical competition (English) the first prize was bagged by Ms. Protima Kami from III year BA English Literature. She was followed by Ms.Vimala from III year BA English Literature. In the Oratorical competition (Tamil) the first prize was
bagged by Ms.C.Baghyalakshmi from IInd year B.Sc Zoology followed by Ms.M.Ramya from Ist year BA Tamil Literature. In the essay writing competition (English) first prize was won by Ms.Smyrna Karjee from IInd year BA English Literature and second prize by Ms.V.Gowri of II B.Sc Zoology. In the essay writing competition (Tamil) first prize was won by Ms.G.Nivetha of II nd year B.Sc Zoology. She was followed by S.Gayathri of IInd year  B.Sc Zoology. In drawing contest, Ms.K.Saranya of Ist year B.Com (CA) won the first prize and she was followed by Ms.Nilima Mukhiya of IInd year BA English literature.  

Ms.Gowri of IInd year B.Sc Zoology delivered the Vote of thanks. At last honorable guests planted trees in the college campus. Ms.SaraJose, IIIrd year B.Sc Zoology and Ms.Sowmia, Ist year M.Sc Zoology were the master of ceremony. The function concluded with the National sAnthem.


Glimpses of various events organized during “Wildlife Week-2015”

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

MJC Students on Educational Visit to Sulur Post Office

At MJC we have have been taking a conscious effort to widen exposure of our girls by providing an insight into a wide range of professional possibilities. India Postal Department has come out with a recruitment drive and some of our students have decided appear for the entrance examination.
In the light of this interest in this career opportunity 16 of our interested College  girls went  to Sulur Post  Office to understand the activities of the postal department.  Mr S. Devaraj,  the Postmaster warmly welcomed the children.  He directed Mrs. Ramya  K,  Postal Assistant  Clerk  to give a brief She  gave a  helpful introduction of  the  Post  Office  and  its  functions.  It was an interactive  session  in English where the students were able to answer questions put forth.  Later  Mrs. T Jhansi, GTS MD took over.
Mr S. Devaraj then took  time from his hectic saturday schedule to personally give the students a tour of the office and its various counters. The students  for the  first  time  came  to  know   the  difference between ordinary post, speed post  and registered post  with their respective costs. He  also explained  the various  Saving  Schemes provided  by  the  Postal  department.

For  half  an  hour,  Mr  S Devaraj  explained  in  length the  various schemes  available for  the  common  man  such  as - Monthly Income Scheme [MIS], Senior Citizen Saving Scheme Accounts[SCSS], Small  Saving Scheme Account [SSS], Sukanya Samrithi Scheme, Kisan Vikas Patra  etc. The  students also  interacted  by  asking  questions  and clearing their  doubts.  He  also introduced  staff  who  joined  as ordinary  postwomen and  have now  have reached  great  heights. Mr.S. Devaraj  gave  himself  as living  example -  he too  joined  as  an ordinary  postman  and  is  now  the Post Master  of Sulur. He  stressed upon  hard  work,  sincerity  and determination. He  also encouraged the  college  girls  by  giving  a  vivid picture  of  the  past  postal scenario  with  the  present, for example previously the  postman  had to walk on  improper  roads  and cycles  were  expensive  to purchase but  now  you can deliver  letters on  a  two-wheeler  which  makes your daily  trips  quicker, easier  and  less  tiring.

Photographs  were  taken.  Everyone  enjoyed  themselves. It  was strongly  felt by  the  students  that  there  should  be  more  of  such educational  trips  in the  near  future  for  more  exposure,  better understanding   and  for better development of  the  girls.
This  Postal visit  was  a  great  exposure  for  all, both students  and  staff. We thank   Mr S  Devaraj, Sulur Post Master  and  his  staff  for  taking  time  to encourage  the  girls  and  to equip  them  with  relevant  knowledge.  We thank Dr Lali Thomas,  Mr  Joseph  Elias, Mr  P V  Kuruvila, Mr Lijo  John and Ms Dorothy Lawrence for  their  support.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Virtual Class Room at MJC

The Vision of MJC is to “Empower the Girl Child through Education” Fore us “empowerment” means helping our students to make a quantum leap in their social standing; arresting the cycle of poverty for her and coming generations who can stand on their own legs. The key requirement for this is the quality of education, breadth of exposure and inputs for total personality development.

We face a big challenge in this journey. The challenge of our affordability and availability of faculty, counsellors and advisers who could take education to a different level.

Virtual Class Room

Thanks to Ms Jayne Bagwell we now have a solution. We have established a Virtual Class Room with a broadband connection, a computer and a projector. Through Skype we are able to have guest lectures from exceptionally qualified and committed professionals from around the world.
Dr Lovneesh Chanana

The guest lectures any of the following three formats. offer a full course during a semester
  • Some offer a full course during a semester
  • Some give few lectures on difficult topics
  • Some give lectures on general topics or give motivational talks that open their eyes and expose them to the world they normally have no access.
We kicked-off this project off this academic year.

Mr Shashidha Danturty
Dr Lovneesh Chanana Director Government Services, SAP along with Mr Sashidhar Danturti Sr Manager Cap Gemini have been kind enough to do a full course on RDBMS for the graduate students.

Ms. Mitu Ray Choudhary

Ms Mitu Ray Choudhary Manager Ernst & Young has been a great help in doing a full course on Corporate Accounting for our graduate students. In addition to Corporate Accounting she also gave quite a lot of guidance for our students on how to face interviews and how to participate in group discussion.
Mr. Santosh Adsul

Mr Santosh Adsul Sr Consultant, Ernst & Young took a full course on Visual Programming. He also has been advising us on modernizing our IT infrastructure.

We were lucky to have Dr Vanita Vaidyalingam, IRS (Retd)to do a lecture on Linguistics & Phonetics to augment the English classes

Harishankar S Chief General Manager Of State Bank gave spoke to our children about Career Opportunities in Banking and how to prepare for it.

We got on opportunity to have Mr Markus Zurcher, of Axa life who is one of our key supporters speaking to our children motivating them.

We are excited about this new medium and believe that this will be a game changer for MJC in the coming years.

We look forward to volunteers who can join us on Skype and share their experience, wisdom and knowledge to our children

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Teachers day with a Difference

We celebrated our ‘Staff  Day’ on 4th September 2015 with a difference. In the morning session the students took the role of the teachers and  and conducted classes both in School as well as in College.
 In the afternoon at around 1:45 all the staff members gathered at the MJMHSS and proceeded to the Auditorium accompanied by with band music. At the auditorium they were welcomed with a rose and card prepared by the students.

Cultural programmes started at 2:30 with a prayer song by Sabina choir. Ms. Joan of Class XII welcomed the gathering. There were four dance performances by school students and college girls.

Ms. Roja Jasmine, Staff of MJC and Dr. D.Devaneesan Sanjeevi, Principal of Michael Job College of Education spoke to the gathering. A PowerPoint presentation on all the MJC Staff members was made by the MJC students and it was the highlight of the Staff day programme .

All of us had tea and snacks together. All the staff members were presented with mementos. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. D.Devaneesan Sanjeevi, Principal of Michael Job College of Education. The programme ended with National Anthem.

Ms.Magdalene, I Mcom (IT) was the Master of ceremony.
Report by Ms.Akhila Variyar, II M.A. English Literature

Saturday, 26 September 2015


15th August is  the Independence Day of India. The day commemorating day that India got freedom from the British rule. We at MJC joined the nationwide celebration  by organizing a short program.

The program began at 7 a.m. with the hoisting of the National Flag by Mr. Kuruvilla P. Varghese, the Manager Operation of MJC. It was followed by two speeches by Simantha and Srijana of grade 12. The speeches were in Hindi and English respectively.

Mrs. Vimala, vice-principal (MJ School) spoke eloquently and she encouraged the students to study hard and become an independent individual of independent India.

A patriotic song was also presented by the students of the 12th grade. The program concluded at 8 a.m. with the distribution of toffees among the students. 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

MJC Girls sweep INDRIA-15

Tejaa Shakti Institute of Technology a reputed Engineering College for women as a part of their INDRIA’15 Project organised inter-school competitions which attracted wide participation from many schools from Coimbatore. From MJC a total of 38 students from grades 11 and 12 participated various contests in the areas of:    
  1. Speech(Eng.)
  2. Speech(Tam.)
  3. Poetry(Eng.)
  4. Poetry(Tam.)
  5. Drawing
  6. Dumb Charades
  7. Ad mart
  8. Quiz
MJC Girls  total of 10 prizes in six categories

1. Speech(Eng.)
       1st prize-Devika Sharma(12 std.)
       2nd prize-Greta(12 std.)
       3rd prize-Aileen Joseph(12 std.)
2. Poetry(Eng.)
       1st prize-Greta(12 std.)
       2nd prize-Aileen Joseph(12 std.)
       3rd prize-Merlene(11 std.)
3. Poetry(Tam.)
       1st prize-Jerussy Menora Kiruba(12 std.)
4. Quiz
       1st prize-Aileen Joseph and Joan(12 std.)
5. Dumb Charades
       1st prize-Yasvantra and Jerussy Menora Kiruba(12 std.)
6. Ad mart
       2nd prize-Sharren and Simantha(12 std.)

The staff and students of MJC join in congratulating the outstanding performance.

Teachers in-charge - Mrs.D.Nirmala & Mrs.Mini Biju
Student representative - Aileen Joseph

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Seven Bharathiar University Rank holders from MJC CAS

Fore the academic year 2014-15, in the 10 streams of undergraduate programs at MJC College of Arts & Science  95% students graduated successfully. Of these 10 streams six streams had 100%  success rate.

Seven students from the undergraduate program are in the rank list of Bharathiar University.15.

Join MJC fraternity to congratulate the rank holders.

Thanganayaki T
Thanganayaki T           BA (Tamil Lit)               2nd Rank

Divya G
Divya G                       BA (Tamil Lit)              5th  Rank

Ashhaa A
Asshha A                     B. Sc (Zoology)            6th Rank

Gayathri R                   B.Com (CA)                 8th Rank

Divya M                       B.Com (IT)                  9th Rank

Ravathi. S                    B.Com (IT)                  9th Rank

Gokila P                       B.SC (C.S)                  10th Rank