UGC Sponsored Two Days National Level Seminar
on “Socio-economic Impact of Cottage and Small Scale Industries in West Bengal with Special reference to South 24 Parganas District”
Organized by Department of Geography, Raidighi College
Relevance and Objective of the Seminar:
To meet the present problems and challenges faced by the marginal workers of West Bengal specially by the inhabitants of South 24 Parganas, the Department of Geography, Raidighi college was privileged to organize a two days U.G.C sponsored National Level Seminar “Socio-economic impact of Cottage and Small Scale Industries in West Bengal with special reference to South 24 Parganas District” on 11th & 12th September, 2015. I think that it was a very tiny initiative to analyze the present reality, problems and the challenges faced by the marginal workers of West Bengal and also the special investigation of the rural development through the Small Scale industries and Cottage industries by the spontaneous participation of the rural women, the empowerment of women andthe policy implementation and the industrial development in large scale to mitigate the responsible factors which are triggering issues for the backwardness of the district.
Response to the Conference:
Raidighi College with its Geography Department in collaboration with the Department of Economics, Dhruba Chand Halder College, Dakshin Barasat, most inherently united to organize the said seminar on these particular economic issues throughout the defined geographical periphery. Interdisciplinary lectures on major issues of different parts of West Bengal were emphasized. Distinguished Professors from Visva-Bharati University and Calcutta University including numerous eminent resource persons with more than 200 delegates and our honourable guests, members of the Seminar Committee, students, teachers and other officials were assembled to take part in that seminar.
Outcome of the Conference:
As a result, their valuable discussions enriched the academician-cum-researchers who are involved in their intensive research work on the problems of the society in the area of human geography of social science. The output product of their talk on different issues came into light through the immediate publication of the proceedings of the said seminar in a book form with an ISBN. Raidighi College under the guidelines of UGC Sponsored National Seminar has provided financial assistance to publish this book which is an attempt to accomplish the demands of socio economic impact of Cottage & Small Scale industries in South 24 Parganas. That book has been edited on the basis of the differential thoughts of eminent experts. I hope that volume will generate great interests among the students, scholars, academicians and general people of the unorganized sectors and especially to the Craftsmen of West Bengal. This type of conference in this backward area is an inspiration to the students to achieve higher education.
22nd and 23rd September 2015
A Two-Day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Nutritional Deprivation in the Midst of Plenty” - An Attempt to Create Awareness
Organized by Department of Food & Nutrition, Raidighi College
A two day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Nutritional Deprivation in the Midst of Plenty- An Attempt to Create Awareness” was organized by the Department of Food & Nutrition, Raidighi College on 22nd and 23rd September 2015 in collaboration with Department of Botany, Raidighi College and Department of Microbiology, Sarsuna College.
During these two days enlightening lectures delivered by eminent professors and experts of different colleges and universities embellished the event with knowledge and information.
The seminar provided a platform to students, research scholars and teachers to exchange and reciprocate experiences and insights.
On the first day, the seminar was initiated by an introductory speech by the Seminar Coordinator. Being the convenor I got the opportunity to welcome all the dignitaries and participants. Felicitation was given to all the distinguished guests followed by lightening of the lamp and unveiling of the abstract book. The day was packed with illuminating speeches by the reputed people gathered for making this event a successful one.The program continued with many plenary and technical sessions covering wide spectrum of topics related to the field of food & nutrition.
On the second day, renowned educationalists shared their valuable views and perceptions regarding the utilisation of natural possessions, prevalence of nutritional deprivation and the impact of ignorance on precipitation of malnutrition. A Poster Exhibition Competition was also organised where students tried to unfold interesting spheres of food science, nutrition and its impact on metabolism.
It was an initiative to enable participants to adopt corrective measures by having an increased understanding of the nutritional deficiency diseases and therapeutic potential of food.
This Academic endeavour had been an effort and cooperation of many people. I look forward to organising such events in future. It was an experience of immense pleasure and pride for all of us.
A NAAC oriented workshop and interactive seminar was organized by IQAC & NAAC Steering Committee, Raidighi College on 19th February, 2016. The objective of this workshop-cum-seminar was to make the teachers & non-teaching staffs of the institution aware of and informed about the nitty-gritty associated with the NAAC team visit.
The program started with the inaugural address by Dr. Sasabindu Jana (Principal, Raidighi College) where he motivated everyone to work together for the success of the forthcoming event. He told about the aim of the workshop as well as elaborated on various aspects of functioning and significance of NAAC.
A welcome address was given by Prof. Sudhin Sinha (Assistant Professor, Department of History, Raidighi College) where he greeted all the guests and participants for facilitating accomplishment of desired goal.
Dr. Arunima Biswas, Convenor of the NAAC Committee, Raidighi College, shared her knowledge, experiences and observations obtained from workshops and seminars of other NAAC Oriented programs which she has attended in due course to enrich everybody with valuable information.
An outstanding lecture was deliberated by Dr. Satyabrata Sahoo, Principal, Dhruba Chand Halder College regarding curriculum planning and implementation. He also discussed about the evaluation process of teachers as well as students performance.
Prof. Chandra Bhusan Roy, Department of History, Narendrapur, Ramakrishna Mission delivered a valuable speech where he provided detailed information related to Curriculum Enrichment, functioning of IQAC, proper utilization of available resources & maintenance of campus facilities.
An interesting and informative speech concerning the visit by the NAAC team at Behala College was given by its Teacher-in-Charge, Dr. Sharmila Maitra.
Dr. Konika Chatterjee, Director, IQAC, University of Calcutta gave a precise lecture on procedures required for maintaining and compiling documents of Internal Quality Assurance System. She also discussed about the significance of strategy development involved in governance and leadership.
The talks were followed by an interactive session where the teachers and staffs of our college participated in further classification of facts with the resource persons. This discussion oriented forum enriched all, and enthused us to work collaboratively for a better tomorrow.
15th September, 2016 ‘The Yin and Yang of Microbiology’ – A Seminar and Students’ Demonstration Organised by The Department of Microbiology, Raidighi College
It is said that God is omnipresent. He is everywhere. Microbiologists say that microbes are omnipresent. They are everywhere. And they are of all possible types. There are useful microbes that are used in food, others that are used in medicine and more that are used to clean up our environment. There are also harmful microbes that make us sick or cause rot and destruction. So, microbes have both good and bad effects; they have a dark side and a bright side, like the Yin and Yang of Chinese philosophy.
To emphasize on that, the department of Microbiology, Raidighi College, had arranged for Microbiology Seminar and student demonstration entitled ‘THE YIN AND YANG OF MICROBIOLOGY’ on 15th September, 2016.
The first year students of the Department of Microbiology had taken an innovative initiative of spreading microbiology related awareness amongst the community. They had set up three simple microbiological demonstrations, as are often done in science fairs, to exemplify and exhibit the harmful effects of microbes in our daily life. The demos included topics like how germs are easily spread through hand-to-hand contact and how we can prevent that; how safe is the milk we drink; how safe is the water we use.
There were also two invited lectures. Dr. Mainak Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, JIS University and Prof. Dipankar Roy of Dhruba Chand Haldar College focused on the uses of microbes.