Discussion on “ Life of Transgenders” in association with Chavara Cultural Center, Ernakulam
Six students ( Sheethal, Krishnaja, Lakshmi, Aleesha, Sona and Catherine) along with Georgia Ann Benny, faculty member of the Department .Members of the Transgender community- Sreekutty, Faizal, Tripti and Ayush participated in the discussion on “ Life of Transgenders” in association with Chavara Cultural Center and Moolyashruthy Magazine. The discussion threw light on the various issues faced by the transgender community and pointed out the need for spreading awareness about the plight of the transgender community.
One month Internship (1.05.18- 31.05.2018)
7 students of I BA and II BA Sociology successfully completed one month Internship from 1st May 2018 to 31st May 2018, with the Sahrudaya – Welfare Services,Ernakulam.
The internship included active participation in Survey, Data entry, Case Studies, Group Work Sessions, Community Organization and SHG formation of Community Based Rehabilitation Programmes of the differently abled(CBR), interactions with old people, Medical Camps, Data Consolidation, Filling and Documentation and other office and field programmes.
During the intership , the students also participated in cleaning of the KSRTC Bus Stand and Sahrudaya premises and involved in the mobilization of people for Environmental Day.
Newcomers were welcomed to the Department by the Senior students. The day witnessed various entertaining programs and games which made it a memorable one.
On 4th July 2018 the Sociology Association was inaugurated by Professor MonammaKokkad, Director of Minority development, Finance Corporation and previous member, Kerala Women’sCommission.She gave an inspiring speech on Women Empowerment by sharing her experiences while she was a member of the women’s commission. The students also had an effective communication with her on Women Empowerment and Gender Issues. The executive members of the Department took charge officially.
As part of the association activities the department conducted a book review of two books on 1st August 2018 by the First Year Post Graduate students. The first book which was reviewed and discussed was “ One Part Woman” by the celebrated Tamil author PerumalMurugan. The book had been a controversial one on its publication due to the explicit mention of a ritual in the Ardhanareeshwara temple in Tamil Nadu. The book was a relevant choice for review due to the curbs on freedom of expression that the writers faces in the current society. The presenters for the same were Anjitha V.S, Kalyani and Vidya and Aparna G
Book Review on “ One Part Woman”
The second piece of literature was the first three episodes of the controversial novel“Meesha” written by the renowned Malayalam Short Story writer, S. Hareesh, as it deals with the socio-cultural background of the pre-independence Kerala and it portrays the system of Caste and Gender in detail along with the questioning of the inequalities which is existing in contemporary Kerala Society, it was a natural choice for the review.The presenter was Sumimol. M.S
Book Review on “Meesha”
The participants were the Post Graduate students of the department.
Discussion on “ Protection of the Western Ghats”
The Association organized a discussion and presentation on the “Protection of the Western Ghats” at St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam.
The final Year Post Graduate students presented and discussed about the Madav Gadgil and Kasturirangan Report in terms of protecting the Western Ghats.
“ Presentation on Protection of Western Ghats”
Flood Relief Camp
On August 17th to 27th 2018
The gates of St Teresa’s College was opened to the flood victims .Faculty members, students and association members from the Department of Sociology gave an active participation and support for the survivors at the camp. The department also provided relief kits and financial support to the people.
DISASTER IMPACT SURVEY
As part of flood disaster management, students from 1st B.A Sociology did a Disaster impact Survey with the help of Panchayath officials in Cheranalloor Panchayath. The outcome of the survey is proposed to be used to plan programmes for Gender Sensitive Disaster Management and also to provide relief measures for the flood affected people.
13-14 October, 2018
International workshop on Trauma Management,organized by the Department of Sociology in collaboration with Therapia Consultancy and TITHE, United Kingdom.
Keralites across the globe is taking their stake and contributing their best towards the rescue, relief and rehabilitation of the victims of the worst disaster in living memory that has struck us during the monsoon season of 2018.
As an extension of such ongoing support offered to their fellow citizens, a few professionalKeralites working in UK, has envisaged and proposed a programme to provide motivational and therapeutic intervention to improve the emotional and psychological wellbeing of children and young people who are affected by the trauma of the disaster, they experienced and perhaps still living in it .The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Therapia Consultancy and TITHE, UK to give a basic level training for “ Trauma Management”
30 participants which included advocates, social workers, psychologists,teachers etc from different parts of Kerala and India participated in the workshop.
The Resource Persons were:-
Dr. ShibuKaripai and Theresa Karipai – Consultant Psychologists, Therapia Consultancy, London
Mr. BineshKappan–Leaving Care and Asylum Seeking Young People’s Team, Southend England
International Workshop on “ Trauma Management”
Presentation on “ Psycho- Social Impact of flood on women and Children”- for SOPHIA UNIVERSITY, JAPAN
Smt. Georgia Ann Benny, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology did a presentation on the “Psycho- Social Impact of Flood on Women and Children” with the professors of Sophia University , Japan. The presentation was done as part of a project proposal of the Department of Sociology to collaborate with the Sophia University, Japan for Gender Sensitive Disaster Management.
Presentation on “Psycho- Social Impact of Flood on women and Children”- for SOPHIA UNIVERSITY, JAPAN
Seminar on “ Right to Information Act- Hopes and Challenges”
In association with Chavara Cultural Center, RTI Kerala Federation, Anti- Corruption People’s Movement, and Consumer Vigilance Centre.
07 .11. 2018
Launch of Manuscript Magazine ‘ RUPANTHARATHI’
09.11.2018 – 11.11.2018
Paper Presentations and Participation in 45th Annual National Conference(Kerala Sociological Society) on “ Sociology, Society and Social Engagements”
25 students of the Sociology Department, along with two faculty members attended a three day National conference at Department of Sociology, Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady.
Paper presentations were done by-
Aparna G (I MA Sociology) on “ Attitude of College Students in Kochi towards Police”
Renji George (III BA Sociology) on “Women’s Participation in Politics with special reference to Kochi Corporation.
Smt. Linda Luiz was a Resource person of the Symposium held during the conference.
TITHE – Second stage International Training Programme on “Dealing with Trauma and Resilience”
Resource Person – Dr. Shibu Karippai, Chartered Counselling Psychologist & Director, Therapia Consultancy, London.
The Department of Sociology in collaboration with TITHE an NGO based in UK and Therapia Counselling Center organized Second Stage Trainer’s Training Programme for professionals, students and people who attended the Stage 1 programme in 2018.
27 participants (7 males and 20 females) joined the programme.
Training Programme on “Dealing with Trauma and Resilience”
Speech Competition and Essay writting Competition
A Speech Competition was held for the students of the Department on the topic “ Article 377- Is it applicable in India?
An Essay writing competition was also held on the same day on the topic “ Religion and Constitution”
Ms. Belinda Jones and Ms. Remya John judged the competition.
Krishnapriya M. Menon(II BA Sociology) was selected as the Best Speaker.
Chaithanya AC(II MA Sociology) got the Second Prize and Sanjana Anil (I BA Sociology) got the Third Prize
Talk on Career Prospectives in Sociology
Resource Person :- Zera Bai Rajan, Social Worker, Cyriac Elias Voluntary Association, Former Volunteer , Nutley Hall, East Sussex, UK
NOSTALGIA 2019 – Alumni Meet
The Alumni Meet(2018-19) of the Department of Sociology was conducted on 09.02.19, at Gym Plaza, Science Block, St. Teresas College. The program started at 11 am. It was a memorable experience with 25 ex- teresians as participants,which included professionals and retired teachers too. The old students of the department shared their experiences and memories of the college.Various games were organized by the present students to entertain the old students .Cultural Programmes by the UG and PG students of the department added to the program.