Family and Community Science (Home Science) offers a broad – based course that gives students exposure to ‘real life lessons “and skills to give them confidence to face the world as informed citizens.
The activities of the Home Science association for the year 2016-17 began with the inaugural function on 23rd June 2016. The function was honored by distinguished Chief Guest Smt. Maria Abraham – Executive Editor, Dhanam Publication, a hardcore ex-Teresian.
A commemoration lecture on ‘Optimum Infant Feeding’ was organized on August 1st,2016 .The speaker was Dr.Subhadra K.T, BPNI IYCF Counselling Specialist. We invited Junior Public Health Nurses(JPHN) of NUHM to participate in the session.The audience included selected JPHN ,dietitians and post graduate students of the college. The speaker could effectively educate and motivate the field workers as well as would be mothers on exclusive breastfeeding.
A Collage competition on the theme ‘Breastfeeding –A key to sustainable Development’ was also organized at the college during the Breastfeeding week. There was active involvement of the students.Cash Prizes and certificates were distributed to the winners.
In association with General Hospital , Ernakulam and Anoor Dental College , Muvattupuzha organised a free medical and dental camp for the elderly on October 18th in the Science block campus of St.Teresa’s College in commemoration with World Elderly Day celebrated on October 1st.
Department in association with Kerala Farmers Association and Egg Stop Restaurant organized and 125 Home Science students participated in the preparation of World’s Longest Egg Salad with a length of 814.5 feet breaking the previous world record of 650 feet.
Meditation class for the students on “Chakra Meditation For Deep Healing, Reiki and “The Five Keys To Success” on 12-01-2017 by Mrs. Rema.
Department of Home Science undertook Teresian outreach programme for the year 2016- 2017 considering the various needs of the community in and around Ernakulam. Sr.Shelsy Antony, Faculty member of the Home Science department was entrusted with the charge of TROP coordinator of the Department for the academic year. It was decided at the departmental meeting to involve all the students of the department both PG and UG to educate and to empower the community. Prior planning was done in the beginning of the academic year (JUNE) and thus activity was allotted to each class.
COMPETITIONS HELD IN THE DEPARTMENT
The valedictory function of the Home Science Association was conducted on 17-02-2017. The chief guest of the function was Mrs. Thooshma Biju Varghese, a notable celebrity cook in Kerala.
The activities of the association for the year 2015-16 began with the election of the office bearers on 03-06-2015.
Meeting of the Executive Committee Meeting held on 30.06.2015 have formulated an action plan to encourage and uplift our students to mould themselves in to empowered and socially responsible individuals.
The home science association 2015-16 works with the objective of the holistic development of students.
Our motto is : Educate, Empower, Enlighten.
Some of the activities are as follows.
Association inauguration The activities of the association for the year 2015-16 was inaugurated by Dr. Beena Sebastian, Director, Cultural Academy for Peace, Ernakulam on 1/7/2015. Through her speech she motivated students to live in harmony, spreading the message of spirit of peace and non violence.
Students attended a one day workshop on ‘Enhancing the standard of teaching kids’ on 20-06-2015 organized by Indian Trade Fair Foundation at St.Teresa’sCollege,Ernakulam.
A talk on Emotional well being and tips to handle stress by Dr.C.J.John, chief psychiatrist, Medical Trust Hospital, Ernakulam, on 22-06-2015.
Personality development and interview skills by Chopra’s HR team on 16-07-2015.
A Revit Software awareness programme on ‘BIM – an Overview’ was conducted on 3/8/2015 by Shri Rino Rajan Joseph, Inter CAD, Trivandrum
Students of PG Food Science and Nutrition in association with RSSDI conducted “Diafest-2015” at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium on 31st July and 04-08-2015.
Students conducted an art and craft workshop for mentally challenged students at Asha Kendram, Kochi on 04-09-2015.
A talk on ‘Better Nutrition: A key to Development’ by Dr. Abraham Varghese, vice president, IMA on 09-09-2015 as a commemoration of National Nutrition Week, 2015
Inter-departmental environment quiz competition on 16-09-2015.
Competition on ‘wealth from waste’ on 17-09-2015.
Exhibition on ‘trash to treasure’ on 17-09-2015.
A talk on “Mental Health” was organized in connection with commemoration of “World mental health day”, by Ms. Lincy Joseph, counselor and special educator, Santhvana Counseling centre, Kacheripaddy on 08-10-2015.
Research Advancement Programme (REAP) on 25-11- 2015.
Meditation class for the students on “Chakra Meditation For Deep Healing, Reiki and “The Five Keys To Success” on 16-12-2015 by Mrs. Rema.
Baking class on 31-12- 2015 by Mrs. Steena.
Interior designing class by Smt. Ramola Cletus on 13-01 2016.
Participated and won Ist prize in the Jack Pro-2016, cookery competition organized by the Directorate of Industries and Commerce, Government of Kerala at V.M.G Hall Athani, Nedumbassery.
A talk on “Overseas Higher Educational Prospects in Nutrition” for students by Edwise – Overseas Education Consultants on 02-02-2016.
Demonstration class on painting and embroidey, by Mrs. Usha Kamal in association with Fevicryl Pidilite on 10-02-2016.
TROP by the department
III B.ScHomescience students organized an an awareness programme on Women empowerment at ElakunnapuzhaPanchayat, on September 9th.
II M.Sc. Child Development and Behaviour students conducted a parental awareness programme for parents and teachers on the topic “Learning Disabilities in children” on 5th October 2015. The programme was conducted in Infant Jesus U.P School Ochanthuruth.
HOME SCIENCE ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES 2014-‘15
The activities of the association for the year 2014 -2015 began with the election of the office bearers on 28-07-2014. The following students were elected as the office bearers
Secretary – Annie Mary
Joint secretary – Priyank Mary Joseph
Treasurer – Aathira Harikrishnan
Executives from various classes were as follows:
I DC – Rizveen Shahanvas
II DC – Mariyam Shiahana Thahseen
III DC – Aneesha M S
II M Sc Food and Nutrition – Bushaira V
II M Sc Child development and Behavior Science – Busthana M
II M Sc Resource management And Interior Designing – Meghna Raison
Dr. Betty Rani Isaac was nominated as the staff advisor.
The Home Science Association Inaugural Ceremony and Fresher’s Day commenced on 8th September, 2014. Dr. Sheelama Jacob K., Head of the Department gave the inaugural address. The chief Guest of the day was Mrs. Lakshmi Shenoy, former student of Home science department. The inauguration was followed by Fresher’s Day Celebration where various entertainment programs were given to the freshers with a hearty welcome.
The activities of the home science association began with an informative talk on nutritional management by a renowned person in Chronic Kidney Disease, Gurudeep Kaur, Registered Dietician from Department of Dietetics, All India Institute of Medical science, New Delhi and joint secretary, RD Board of Indian Dietetics Association. She demonstrated a tool for dietary management and planning.
As part of the association activities, an informative class was conducted on 2nd December 2014 by USHA on ‘Halogen Oven’. The class was cordially taken by Adrian, dealing with USHA HOME APPLIANCES.
As part of the Association Activities, a demonstration was arranged for the students on a novel home appliance in the market, ‘ Halogen Oven’ a product from USHA Appliances on 2nd December 2014. The demonstration was well done by Mr. Adrian ,dealing with Usha Company Limited.
A former student of the Home Science Department Mrs.Neena Thomas demonstrated quilting and saree making on 7th January 2015. She demonstrated various quilting techniques . The class turned out to be very interesting and informative to the students.
On 14th January 2015, a class on vegetable carving was conducted by Mr.Joshy Varghese, who is a renowned Chef. He has been working with Dubai Heritage Hotels and Taj Group of Hotels for the last 15 years. At present he is a Faculty Member of the Food Craft Institute , Kalamasser. yHe showed the students, various methods of making flowers out of vegetables. He also demonstrated interesting arrangement of flowers made from vegetables. The session lasted for 2 hours.