Association Activities 2019-20

International Seminar (07.06.19)

“Health Care Systems in India and US: A Comparative Perspective

Resource Person:- Jerin Juby, Adjunct Faculty, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia


“Trauma and the Brain”

Resource Person :- Minu Jerin, MS in Trauma and Community Counselling, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia


21st JUNE  2019

The association inauguration of the department of sociology of the year 2019-20 was held on 21st June 2019. All the executive members of association were elected on 14th June 2019. The activities of the association was inaugurated by chief guest of the day Dr. Sunil Babu , Assistant professor , Department of Sociology , Delhi School of Economics. He was accompanied by Nimil.M.N,Student in MSc. Anthropology in Delhi University. The function was presided over by HOD Ms. Elizabeth Abraham  and was co-ordinated by staff advisor of the year  Ms. Dora Dominic.

The function started with a prayer song by Ms.AbheeshmaBabu. Master of the Ceremony was Ms.Ciana Catherine. The newly appointed magazine editor Shihana V.M of 3rd DC welcomed the gathering. General Secretary, Krishnaja M Menon read the report about the activities.Ms. Elizabeth Abraham in her presidential address inspired the students to take part in various activities of the association and to utilise the opportunities wisely to take up the spirit of the discipline on their daily lives. Afterwards, Ms.LindaLuiz, assistant professor of the department, introduced the works of Dr. Sunil Babu. In the inaugural address Dr.SunilBabu discussed about how anthropology shapes our thoughts to understand and analyze each element in society, emphasized the uniqueness or culture and importance of subjectivity. He analyzed social issues by giving examples of different movies which creatively presented culture of indigenous society. Followed by him, Nimil spoke about acquiring an anthropological sensitivity and importance of ethnographic studies in Indian context. Following the sessions there was interaction with students and all actively participated in discussions. The vote of thanks was given by Ms. AthiraShekar            .

The two hour long program was really an enriching experience for all the students and faculties. They felt privileged to hear someone highly knowledgeable and accomplished in an adjacent discipline. Interactive session with the resource persons was highly inspiring. All the teachers and students of the Sociology department actively participated in the association inauguration followed by fresher’s day in the afternoon.

Fresher’s day was organized by the students of II B.A Sociology. It was an opportunity for effective interaction and students presented their skills and talents. Miss Fresher was crowned from I B.A and M.A and prizes were given to the winners.



4 th JULY , 2019


As the part of Association activities students of III B.A Sociology organized documentary screening on 4th July 2019 at 2.30pm. The Oscar winning documentary titled ‘PERIOD- ENDOF SENTENCE’ was screened. Period-End of Sentence is a 2018 documentary short film directed by RaykaZehtabchi about Indian women leading a quiet sexual revolution. The film stars ArunachalamMuruganantham, Shabana Khan, GouriChoudari, Ajeya, and Anita. The documentary short follows a group of local women in Hapur, India, as they learn how to operate a machine that makes low-cost, biodegradable sanitary pads, which they sell to other women at affordable prices. This not only helps to improve feminine hygiene by providing access to basic products , but also supports and empowers the women to shed the taboos in India surrounding menstruation – all while contributing to the economic future of their community.The documentary is inspired from the life of ArunachalamMuruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu, India.

The gathering was welcomed by MeghaN.Nairof 3rdBASociology. The screening of the movie ended with discussion about the taboos and stigma associated with menstruation in Kerala context.  Students actively participated in discussions, PreethySoney and SheetalMadhu of III B.A shared their opinions regarding the documentary. The screening of the documentary was a good experience and it threw light on the issues faced by women from North India. The screening ended with the Vote of Thanks by PreethySoney, III B.A Sociology.


6th JULY  2019

To enhance the need for environmental conservation, tree planting was organized at St. Joseph’s School Kalamassery, on July 6th Saturday.The tree planting was organized in collaboration with BMC of St.Teresa’s College and Justice Brigade an association of advocates which is formed to promote social and environmental welfare. Students of II B.A Sociology and III B.A Sociology actively participated in tree planting and planted 30 fruit bearing saplings in the school campus. A care committee was formed in the school to preserve planted trees. Smt. Dora Dominic, Association staff advisor, co-ordinated and participated in the event.



24th JULY 2019

On 24th July 2019, a Panel Discussion Kai Korkkam” on Gender and Disaster management was organized by the U.S Consulate General in Chennai and Centre for Public Policy Research in Association with the Department of Sociology and Centre for Research, St. Teresa’s College.

The seminar was headed by Mr. Maulik Berkana, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S Consulate General, Chennai.The discussion on the topic, ‘Gender and Disaster Management’ was led by Adv. Raaga.R, member, Raising our voices foundation, Ms. Nina Nayar, Project Coordinator, Raising our voices Foundation and Dr. Thara Sebastian, Assistant Professor and HOD, Faculty of Home Science, St.Teresa’s College. The discussions were moderated by Dr. Priya.K.Nair, Assistant Professor, Department of English, St.Teresa’s College.

The panel started out the discussion by appreciating the works of Self Help Groups like Kudumbashree during the Kerala floods. The discussions revolved around the thought that gender shouldn’t restrict anyone from achieving what they desire in their life. The panel discussed how disaster affected both men and women and the financial, psychological and legal aspects behind disaster management.  The panel also discussed the necessity of restructuring our existing curriculum into a skill based one, efficient enough to handle the risks of a disaster. They also discussed about the need of breaking our shells into the realities of life. This was later followed by an interactive session where the students were given the chance to ask questions.

“Ten Rupee Revolution”
Fund Collection Drive for Assam


Assam witnessed one of the drastic floods in the monsoon season. It took a toll of over 69 people and 204 animals. More than 20,000 people are rehabilitated in 836 relief camps. This was a call for action for the socially responsible students of our department to stand for Assam.

‘10 Rupee Revolution’ was a fund collection drive organised by Sociology Association for donating it to the Chief Minister’s Flood Relief Fund, Assam. It was a 2-day collection drive from 25/07/19, Thursday and 26/07/19, Friday wherein students can donate minimum of 10 rupees. Collection boxes were kept in front of each blocks and the students of 3rd year, 2nd year and 1st year went to each class of the Arts, Central and Science blocks respectively. Students were made aware of the disaster in Assam through both Online and Offline campaigning. Posters and Flyers were made by the students for the same. The students successfully gathered an amount of Rs. 24,285/- in-spite of many indifferences. The amount was handed over to Sr. Vinitha CSST, Director of College and Dr. Sajimol Augustine, Principal on 1/08/19 by Association Members in the presence of Elizabeth Abraham, HOD Department of Sociology, Ms. Dora Dominic and Ms. Georgia Ann Binoy. The amount was directly deposited to CM’s Relief Fund Assam( SBI- 35969660230) on 2/08/19.




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