Annual Report 2013-14
On the eve of annual day celebration, today, it gives me immense pleasure to present Annual Report 2013-14 of our college. Our Degree College has successfully completed more than 10 years and Lokmanya Nagar Shikshan Mandal has completed 25 years.
- ABOUT MAGAZINE
Our magazine ‘We-Raj’ is a colorful summarization of our efforts towards the excellence. To encourage the creativity and writing aptitude in the students and to give them a platform to express their original thoughts, the college brings out a magazine named “We-Raj” in which the articles on different subjects by students, teachers and the employees are published. The events and activities of the college are also reported in the magazine. The magazine is published annually.
- ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
It is the education that we get, helps us in acquiring information and knowledge either in the classroom or from the extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
It makes me proud to announce that R.J. Thakur College has achieved a great success in academics in the year 2012-13 with nearly 200 students scoring first class. We have 64% aggregate result in TYBCOM and 60% result in TYBA in University Examination. From Commerce, Jindal Divya stood first with 89%, Mithun Shah second and Nirmal Gupta third. From Arts, Swati Mhatre stood first with first class, Pradnya Kamble second and Ashish Patil third. The result is quite impressive and shows gradual upward movement in achievements of our students and college.
- CULTURAL COMMITTEE REPORT
“Shravansari” a cultural programme was organized in the month of August 2013. Santosh Satpute from TYBCOM won 1st prize in clay modelling and poster making in Youth Festival of Mumbai University. He also won various prizes in Fine Arts category in various course level competitions. Mandar Ghag and Group won 1st prize in ‘Lokmat Yuva Next' Competition. He also won 1st prize Solo Dance competition held in Mehta College, Airoli. On 18th January 2014, Mr. Shivendra Singh of TYBCom won 1st prize for Photography and Mr. Sandesh Varghade of TYB Com won 3rd prize for Rangoli, in “Gandharva”, festival organized by Bedekar College, Thane. On 17th December 2013, Mr. Santosh Satpute of TYBCom won 1st prize for Egg Sheel Painting and Ms. Mayuri Shinde of TYB Com won 1st prize for Greeting Card Making, in “Harmony”, festival organized by Adarsh College, Badlapur.
Our Cultural Week Celebration started from 15th January 2014 and will end with Annual Day Celebration today. Prof. Raksha Mahimkar heads cultural committee.
- NSS REPORT
NSS Unit of our college is headed by program officers Prof. Raksha Mahimkar and Prof. Yogesh Badgujar. NSS Unit of our college conducted several activities in the academic year 2013-14. These activities include Street-Play, Organization of peace rally, Poster- Making, etc.
Blood Donation Camp was organized twice in this year. First, on 25 September 2013 and second on 6th January 2014 in the memory of our dear founder Shri Ramchandraji Janardan Thakur.
To sensitize the students and to involve them in community development, 7 days residential camp was organized by the NSS Unit of our college at Alibaug, Zirad, Dist, Raigad.
- Our NSS unit volunteers received 2nd prize from Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University for performing Street Play “Meri Beti Pyari Beti”
- Prof. Raksha Mahimkar (NSS P.O.) was invited to deliver lecture on "Street Play and Acting in LTP Camp conducted by Thane Dist. Goveli.
- Our NSS Volunteers performed various social activities in 7 days residential camp held at Alibaug such as construction of dam, village cleanliness, street play on HIV Aids and corruption, book distribution in tribal area etc.
- Book Binding Project
- Blood Donation Camp
- Tree Plantation and save electricity
- SPORTS REPORT
One of the most important events of our college is Annual Sports Event. It was held from 19th December 13 to 23th December 2013. Throughout the academic year 2013-14, our college students participated in various inter-collegiate sports competitions under guidance of Prof. Satish Salunkhe. Our college team won first prize from Thane zone on 21st October 2013 at inter collegiate kabaddi tournament at Y.T.I.E.T College in Bhivpuri, Khopoli.
Our college student, AJIT MOKAL was declared the best player for the tournament. Our girls’ college kabaddi team won the first prize on 20th December 2013 at Narayan Guru College. This is the first girls’ kabaddi team of our college to win first prize in intercollegiate competition since the establishment of our college.
- DEPARTMENT OF LIFE LONG LEARNING AND EXTENSION
Our college has been running the Department of Life Long Learning and Extension since 2009. This year 33 students were enrolled in the Department.The topic chosen for project was ‘Survey of Women’s Status’ to carry out college level and community level activities. The department arranged special lectures.
On 18th January 2014, the Students of DLLE won 1st prize for Street Play in “Uddan” festival, at NKT College, Thane, organized by University of Mumbai. Prof. Sachin Jadhav and Prof. Satish Salunke actively manage the department.
- PLACEMENT CELL
The Placement Cell is being managed by Prof. Anthony D’Souza and Prof. Santosh Gaikwad. The Placement Cell of the college organized various programs throughout the year. It includes lectures, seminars, workshops and placement interviews. The cell has been very useful for the students as it helps them to enhance their knowledge and avail job opportunity.
- WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CELL
Women Development Cell of the college has been actively working for the betterment of the female students in the college. It aims at conducting discussions about the problems of girls studying in the college. It is being managed by Prof. Devyani Tambe.
- STAFF ACADEMY
The Staff Academy is being managed by Prof. Shilpa Palande. For enhancing team spirit and for better cooperation, college staff members came together and started staff academy. The academy runs Tea Club for professors and works to create harmony among staff members.
- ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE REPORT
In the first term of the academic year 2013-14, two parents meetings were organized for the defaulters. Due to these meetings, the awareness among students about attendance increased. Prof. Devyani Tambe heads Attendance Committee.
- DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE
Prof. Kavita More and committee actively manage discipline of the college.
- LIBRARY REPORT
Library is the backbone of learning in any educational institute. Knowing the immense significance of library, our college has been continuously trying to update the library by introducing new books and magazines. Taking into consideration the maximum benefit of the students we have enhanced library facilities. We make available various books, journals, magazines, newspapers in the library of our college. For the better functioning of the library, we have introduced computers in our library. Besides, all leading newspapers, there are various magazines. Also there are many books on MPSC/UPSC Competitive examinations to benefit students to prepare for the competitive examinations.
- ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
I am proud to inform that the past students of our college have been actively involved with college through Alumni Association.
We make continuous efforts to set ourselves in a dedicated manner to promote our learners and make them empowered with qualities like honesty, patience, punctuality, hard work, decision making and many more.
I assure everyone associated with our college that the course of activities in future will be implemented with high sense of dedication and discipline which will bring further glories to the college. I am looking forward for a meaningful participation and co-operation from students and teachers in building this institution stronger and better.
I further look for better cooperation from teachers, non-teaching staff, parents and students. I very well understand that without cooperation of all you it is not possible for me to work efficiently. I am especially thankful to our respected president Hon. Shri Rajesh Thakur. He has been very supportive wherever necessary. I would like to extend my special thanks to all management committee members who always give their support to Degree College. I would like to thank professor-in-charge, Prof. Anthony D’Souza and all teaching and non-teaching staff members. With the help all these members, I promise you that we will further improve results, discipline, and cultural performance of our college. (I would like to extend my special thanks to Mrs. Aarti Thakur, who has been showing her active support to our college in the recent past.)
Once again I express my thanks to all those who are helpful and supportive in running the college successful.