The Department of Sociology and Social Work observed the World Tourism day 2020 by organizing a Webinar on the topic “Travel, Culture and Society: Opportunities and Reflections” by Mr. Niyog (Co-founder, Guide From Beyond and Board Member, Manthan Kotri, Rajasthan) on 27th September 2020, Sunday from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. World Tourism Day is an opportunity to recognize the potential of tourism in building a better future for all. Covid-19 pandemic has changed the tourism scenario of the world. World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 across the world. Tourism has the capacity to unite people, which will play an important role in global cooperation in fighting job losses due to the pandemic. As Covid-19 pandemic has hit the tourism industry hardest, World Tourism Day 2020 is an opportunity to recognize the potential of tourism in building a better future for all.
The program began with the welcome address by Ms. Hida Hashili., II BA Sociology, DSSW. She further introduced the speaker and handed over the session. Following the inaugural session, Mr. Niyog, took the lead of the webinar, illustrating the key points of every perspective of the theme. All relevant areas were comprised including the actual meaning behind the words ‘Travel, Culture and Society’. He also explained the opportunities and reflections in the same field. A Question and Answer session was handled to allow participants to get their doubts clarified. Dr Mirshad Rahman T M, HOD, DSSW, concluded the session by summing up the vital points addressed by the resource person. Ms. Najiya Febin, II BA Sociology, DSSW, took the privilege of winding up the session by addressing the vote of thanks.
The Department of Mathematics GEMS Arts and Science College Ramapuram, Conducted a webinar on the topic “An Introductory talk on Mathematics of Data Science” on 24th September 2020 Thursday from 2pm to 4pm. The resource person for the session was Mr. Mohammed Nishad, Assistant Professor, PG and Research Department of Mathematics, Farook College Kozhikkode.
The programme began with the welcome address by Ms. Shahanas (S3 Mathematics). She further introduced the speaker and handed over the session. There were almost 85resgistration for webinar on the day. A Question and Answer session was handled to allow students to get their doubts clarified. Mr.Naseef Thangal , S5 Mathematics took the privilege of winding up the session by addressing the vote of thanks . After the session E-certificates were issued to the participants o successful submission of the feedback form produced.
The Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, GEMS Arts and Science College conducted 10-days national e-conference on “Current Trends in Life Sciences” from 14th to 23rd September 2020.
The inaugural session was started at 2.30 PM with welcome speech of Dr.Naveen Mohan, Principal. The presidential address was delivered by Dr. B.G Unni , Director(Academics and Research). The e-conference was inaugurated by Mr.Manjalamkuzhi Ali, honourable MLA and ex minister, Chairman, GEMS Arts and Science College. The programme coordinator Dr.Finose A (Assistant Professor in Biochemistry) introduced all the speakers in each sessions. The felicitation address was delivered by Shri M.Vasudevan (Vice chairman) GEMS College and Shri. P.T Hamsa (Management committee member).
After the inauguration, Shincy.P (Head of the Dept. of Biotechnology) introduced the speaker of the day, Prof. Abhay Kumar Pandey (Former Head Biochemistry, Allahabad Central University, Allahabad). Prof. Abhay Kumar Pandey presented a lecture on the topic “Oxidative stress and associated complication”. On the second day, Prof. D. Girija (Retd. Professor and Registrar, Agricultural Microbiology , Kerala Agricultural University) presented a lecture on the topic “Microbes for waste management”. On the third day of the webinar, the session was on the topic “Nursery diseases, types of pathogens and control measures”. And was presented by Dr.G.E.Mallikarjuna Swamy (Senior Scientist,Dept of Forest Pathology, Kerala Forest Research Institute). On the fourth day, Prof. Pranab Goswami (Biosensors and Biofuel Cell, Indian Institute Of Technology, Guahati, Assam) presented a lecture on the topic “Biofuel Cell:A Smart Sensing Device for Advance Healthcare Application” and on the fifth day, Prof. Dhruva Kumar Jha (professor,Dept of Botany, Guahati University,Guahati, Assam) presented a lecture on the topic “Application of microbial consortium for bioremediation of coal mine spills”. On the sixth day, Dr.Debdutta Bhattacharya (Scientist/ Asst. Director (microbiology), Indian council Medical Research (Regional Medical Research Centre),Bhubaneswar Orissa) presented a lecture on the topic “COVID 19: the current scenario and way forward”. On the seventh day, Dr.Bula Choudhury (Senior Scientist, Gouhati Biotech Park, IIT Gouhati, Assam) presented a lecture on the topic “Entrepreneurship through innovation”. On the eighth day, Dr.Prasenjit Manna (Ramalinga Swamy Fellow and Senior Scientist, CSIR North East Institute Of Science and Technology)presented a lecture on the topic “New Perspective of an old Vitamin”. On the nineth day, Prof. Arun Lahiri Mazumder (INSA Senior Scientist, Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Kolkata) presented a lecture on the topic “How plants respond to environmental stress?”. On the last day of the conference, Dr.Sanjay K Banerjee (Associate Professor, National Institue of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Guahati, Assam) presented a lecture on the topic “vitamin D deficiency and cardiometabolic syndrome: A study from bed to bench”. Each sessions were concluded by discussing the queries from the participants.
Following the last scientific session, the valedictory session was conducted at 3.30 PM. The welcome speech was done by Principal Dr.Naveen Mohan. Presidential address was delivered by Advisor and Academic director ,Dr.B.G Unni. Prof. Abhay Kumar Pandey, Prof. Pranab Goswami, Prof. D.Girija and Dr.Sanjay K Banerjee participated in the occassion. The felicitation Address was delivered by Shri.Vasudevan and Shri P.T Hamza. The program was concluded with the valedictory address and vote of thanks by Dr.Finose A, the Program Coordinator.
There were almost 600 registrations for the webinar and out of them 200 participants including Undergraduates, Post graduates, Research Scholars, Post-Doctoral Fellows and faculties from various Universities all over India participated on each day. After each session e-certificates were issued to the participants on successful submission of the feedback form provided.
The Department of Sociology and Social Work, GEMS Arts and Science College conducted a Student Development Programme Webinar Series - 10.
The webinar focused on the topic “Academic Writing for Sociology: Do’s and Don’ts” on 26th September 2020, Saturday from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The program began with the welcome address by Ms. Meghasree., III BA Sociology, DSSW. She further introduced the speaker and handed over the session.
Following the inaugural session, Dr Saju K. Nair, Assistant Professor of the Post Graduate Department of Sociology at The Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan, Calicut, took the lead of the webinar, illustrating the key points of every perspective of the theme.
All relevant areas were comprised including why Academic Writing is necessary to be practiced and what are the reasons behind the Do’s and Don’ts mentioned. A Question and Answer session was handled to allow students to get their doubts clarified.
Mr. Aneesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, DSSW, concluded the session by summing up the vital points addressed in the session. Ms. Maneesha, III BA Sociology, took the privilege of winding up the session by addressing the vote of thanks.
The Department of Sociology and Social work, GEMS Arts and Science College, Malappuram observed the International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer, on 16th September by conducting a ‘Essay Writing’ competition among the students as part of the Student Development Programme series - 09. We know that Ozone saves Earth from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Without an Ozone layer harmful rays of the sun would reach us and harm us and also holes in ozone can affect plants. So, we should spread awareness about Ozone depletion on this day. The competition was conducted among the students of GEMS Arts and Science college on 16/09/2020 and best three essays selected and results were announced by the faculties of Department of Sociology and Social Work and student representatives.
First prize – Ms. Aishwarya Surendhran (S5 Sociology)
Second prize – Ms. Husmina Beegam (S5 Microbiology)
The Department of Sociology and Social Work, GEMS Arts and Science College conducted student development programme webinar series – 8. The webinar focused on the topic “Basic of webinar: Tools and techniques for beginners” on 12th September 2020 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The webinar was exclusively for undergraduate, postgraduate students and faculties across Kerala.
The programme begun with the welcome speech of Ms. Minu Mariyam (II MSW student). After the welcome speech, Resource person Mr. Anoos Babu P K (Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science, GEMS Arts and Science College, Malappuram) lead the session on the title 'Basics of webinar: Tools and Techniques for Beginners’. He discussed about Designing of posters/brochures, made a comparison between different virtual platforms, E-Certificate developing, how to host and attending a webinar. He also discussed about importance of advertising webinars.
The session was very informative for the participants. There were more than 100 participants in Google Meet and YouTube live streaming, including faculties, students and professionals from various institutions across India. After the session there was a Question and Answer session to clarify the doubts of participants. After that there was a feedback session. The feedback was given by Ms. Tina Davis and Ms. Shabana. After the feedback from the resource person, the webinar was winded up with a vote of thanks by Mrs. Midhuna (II MSW student) by 4:30 pm.
A National Webinar was conducted by the Department of Sociology and Social work, Gems Arts and Science College, Malappuram on the topic “Mental Health and wellness of Educators During COVID-19” for the faculties on 08th September 2020 at 2.30 PM. It was led by the resource person Ms. Arundhathi Chandran, Doctoral Fellow, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai (Former Assistant Professor of Social work at Central University of Karnataka). The programme started at 2. 30 pm and was moderated by Mr. Arun (Assistant Professor). The welcome speech was given by Ms. Anju Haridas (Assistant Professor). The Inaugural session was led by Academic and Research Director Dr. B. G Unni. Mr. Vasudevan, Vice chairman and Principal Dr. Naveen Mohan felicitated and convey their wishes for the programme. The addressing and invitation of the resource person was delivered by Mr. Aneesh (Assistant Professor).
The session was started almost at 2.45 pm by the resource person Ms. Arundhathi Chandran. The session begins by explaining about Mental health. The session includes all aspects like teacher’s stress, tasks etc. and also methods and techniques like empty chair technique and also include tips to manage time to reduce stress and proper management of work. There were almost 50 participants for the webinar and out of them few were from outside Kerala. The mode of language of session was in English. The session was so informative as the resource person presented it with much clarity and effectively. The session finishes at 3.30 pm. After the session the concluding remarks was done by Dr. B. G Unni. The feedback was given by Mr. Vasudevan. The vote of thanks was led by Ms. Ashitha (Assistant Professor).
The School of Behavioral Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala in association with Department of Sociology and Social work, GEMS Arts and Science College, Malappuram, Department of Social Work BVM Holy cross college, Cherpunkal, Department of Social Work, AWH Special College, Calicut conducted a National webinar on the topic “Social Work Profession and Covid-19 pandemic”, including two important sub themes. The first theme was social “social workers and occupational stress”, followed by the second theme, “vulnerable groups and covid-19” on 13th September 2020 Sunday from 10 am to 1.45 pm.
The programme was begun with welcome speech of Mr. Arun.M (Coordinator, NSWPC 2020, faculty, MASDS School of Behavioral Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The Presidential address was delivered by Dr. Rajeev Kumar. N (Prof. and Director, School of Behavioral Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam).
The webinar was inaugurated by Mr. Manjalamkuzhi Ali, Hon’ble MLA and Ex minister, Chairman, GEMS Arts and Science College, Malappuram. He mentioned about the current situation of covid -19 pandemic and he appreciated all the social workers who have put a great effort in this pandemic.
After inaugural session the keynote address was delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Sabu Thomas, (Honb’le vice chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam). In the keynote address, he briefed about how Kerala is surviving the current situation, and he appreciated on the right steps that Kerala is taking including physical and social distancing, methods for tracing covid patients in different parts of the state etc.
The key note address was followed by felicitation and it was delivered by Dr. B. Unni (Academic and Research Director, GEMS Arts and Science College, Malappuram). He talked about the importance of webinar on this pandemic condition and he also appreciated all the organizers of the webinar.
Dr. Mirshad Rahman T. M (Vice–chairman, NSWPC 2020, HOD, Department of Sociology and Social work, GEMS Arts and Science college, Malappuram.), described about scope of the webinar. He focused on the aim of the webinar and the importance of social workers in covid- 19 pandemic. He also mentioned about the challenges faced by the social workers in this pandemic situation.
First session of the National webinar begun at 11.00 am. Mrs. Anju P.H (Assistant Professor) introduced the speaker, Mr. Francis Moothedan Raphel (Project Director and Chief trainer, MMM, IRCA, MOSC Medical college hospital, Kolenchery, Kerala). The topic of the session was “Social workers and occupational stress”. The session was started by mentioning stress and he described about various topics such as, occupation stress, vicarious trauma, covid-19 and social work. The session was very informative.
Second session was on the topic “Vulnerable groups and Covid-19”. Mr. Arun. K (Vice- chairman, NSWPC 2020 and Assistant Professor, GEMS ASC), introduced the speaker, Dr. Alan Godfrey (Assistant professor, Department of Social Work, St. Joseph College, Bangalore). The session was started by mentioning vulnerable communities like scheduled tribes, women, children, unorganized laborers, person with disabilities. He also shared social work perspectives
Dr. K M Mustafa (Chairman, NSWPC2020) Faculty of Behavioural Sciences and Director, IRLD Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
Dr. Mirshad Rahman T. M (Vice-Chairman, NSWPC 2020) HOD, Department of Sociology and Social Work GEMS Arts and Science College, Malappuram
Mr. Sajo Joy (Vice-Chairman, NSWPC 2020) Faculty, Department of Social Work BVM Holy Cross College, Cherpunkal
Mr. Sujesh. K. (Vice-Chairman, NSWPC 2020) HOD, Department of Social Work AWH Special College, Calicut
Mr. Arun K. (Vice-Chairman, NSWPC 2020) Assistant Professor GEMS Arts and Science College, Malappuram
Mr. Arun.M M. (Co-ordinator, NSWPC 2020) Faculty, MASWDS School of Behavioural Sciences Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
The PG Department of commerce, Gems Arts and Science College conducted a webinar on the Topic “New Education policy 2020, Implications on higher Education” on 14th September 2020, Monday from 4.pm to 5.pm. The resource person for the session was Dr. Zainul Abid Kotta, Associate professor and Head, PG and Research Department of English, Govt. College, Malappuram.
The welcome address was delivered by Mr. Sivakumar, HOD, PG Department of commerce. He addressed the participants and described the institutional role in convening such programme. Mr. Unneen, Assistant Professor being the webinar moderator, introduced the resource person Dr. Zainul Abid. The resource person discussed the New Education Policy 2020 and its implications on higher Education. The important points covered were: National higher education regulatory
Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology proudly presenting Ten days e- conference on “Current Trends in Life sciences”. An independently organized Webinar event happening from 14th to 23rd September 2020. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration, wonder and provoke conversations in that matter. The targeted audience are Academicians, Researchers, Educators, Mentors, Instructors, Students and Industry personnel’s. Inaugural function will be held on 14.09.2020, by honourable Chairman Shri. Manjalankuzhi Ali.
Other Priorities for the function : Adviser- Dr. B.G Unni (Academic and research Director) , Convener- Dr. Naveen Mohan ( Principal-GEMS ASC), Coordinator – Dr. Finose A (Assistant Professor –Biochemistry), Joint Coordinators – Ms.Shincy P and Radhika R Krishna.