Extra Curricular/Co-Curricular Activities
- Orientation Programme-1MAIS-2018
Department of International Studies and History of Christ Deemed to be University conducted an Orientation program in Personal Leadership and Team Building for first year MAIS students at the Kengeri campus on June 15th and 16th,2018 . The program was arranged for the purpose of the students getting to know about the campus and for developing a rapport among them. The sessions which consisted of activities, games and dance were conducted by Mr. Jaikumar C ( Consultant, Innervoice)
- Alumni Meet 2018
On January 26, 2018, Christ (Deemed to be University) held its annual Alumni Day. To show gratitude to the past pupils of the Department of International Studies and History, Vrittanta and Lyceum, the associations of the Department of International Studies and History held an Alumni Meet. The event started off by Hanish Immanuel from 4HEP and Deepa from 4MAIS singing a prayer song which was followed by the welcome address given by Dr Venugopal Menon. After which, Reverend Dr. Fr. Jose CC addressed the gathering. The audience then played a small game and revisited their old college days. The felicitation ceremony was then proceeded by Dr Koiremba Singh, Dr Madhumati Deshpande and Dr. Anurag Tripathi giving the past pupils momentoes. The event was concluded by the Vote of Thanks given by Harsimran Singh from 4HEP. The entire event was a small initiative and over the years, the department seeks to make the Alumni Meet and greater event.
- Voter-id Registration
Report on voter ID Registeration 0n 28th & 29th July 2017
The Department of International Studies and History, Vrittanta; association of undergraduate students, in collaboration with the State Election Commission of Karnataka, held a special camp for registering young and eligible students as voters. This special camp was held on the 28th &29th of July 2017 from 11:00am to 4:00pm in front of Block 1, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore.The camp was originally planned for a day but the enthusiasm, response and rush to register necessitated the extension of camp to next day.
The camp was to enable and equip the students of our college who reside in Karnataka with Voter ID cards for the coming and future elections.
The camp was a brainstorm of Dr. Venugopal Menon, head of department of International Studies and History, along with Dr. Anurag Tripathi, faculty coordinator of Vrittanta.
Four officials: Mr. Srinivas, revenue inspector, Mr. Selva Kumar, tax inspector, Mr. Suresh, asst. revenue officer and Mr. Parshuram, tax inspector of the State Election Commission were on campus manning the registration desk and patiently answering all queries.
The volunteers who helped the entire camp go smoothly were Joshin James, Bhavya AG, Rusha Gupta, Agraj Parashar, Ryan Varela, Harsimran Singh Sondhi, Amrith Vishnu, Apoorvi Mishra and Sabareesh Anil.
The highlight of the camp was the huge turn up of more than 1000 students who wished to register themselves as voters. Students came not only from the main campus, but also a handful from the Bannerghata as well as the Kengeri campus. Faculty as well as house keeping staff were enthused by the stalls and partook in registration.
The success of the camp proves to us that the youth are eager to know more about their voting rights and exercise them properly. We must use this response by having similar camps in our college for better participatory democracy and to help spread political education amongst the citizens of tomorrow.
- Kayal - Changing Perceptions
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” The art exhibition organized and presented by Kayal, the art club under the Department of International Studies and History and Vrittanta, the association for International Studies and History, truly upheld the very spirit underlying this quote. This exhibition, being the third and the final one for the academic year 2016-2017, took place on the 14th and 15th of February, 2017. Just like the previously held editions, Kayal never failed to attract a large number of students, teachers, art lovers and almost every passerby to survey the exhibition and collect some beautiful works of art for themselves.
The exhibition was set up within the CHRIST (Deemed to be University) main campus. The event was inaugurated in the presence of the respected faculty members Mrs. Vagishwari S P, Fr Jose C C, Mr. Joshy K J, Mr. Anurag Tripathi, Mrs. Greeshma Manoj and Mrs. Priyanka. Mrs. Vagishwari S P and Mr. Joshy K J performed the honors of cutting the ribbon.
The theme selected for this exhibition was “Nostalgia - Memories That Remain”. A large array of paintings, sketches and craft work was displayed portraying this theme. The art pieces ranging from photo frames, glass bottle paintings, bookmarks, tiaras, pen stands, wind chimes to explosive boxes were assembled on the desk for sale. The individual paintings and sketches were arranged across the walls and earned the appreciation of many.
The most striking feature of this exhibition was the use of waste in creating artwork. The materials were obtained from Parivartana, the waste management and paper recycling unit of CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The proceeds received, were given to the Centre for Social Action (CSA), the social work wing of CHRIST (Deemed to be University).
The work that was displayed, certainly reflected the efforts and enthusiasm of a number of students, volunteers and the entire Kayal team. This exhibition was inspiring and portrayed art in a variety of beautiful works. Creativity was at its best.
- Kayal : The Art for a Cause
KAYAL: ART FOR A CAUSE
13th and 14th February 2017
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
-Shreyasee Deb, 2HEP
The richness of a community is showcased in the quality of Art and Literature. ‘Kayal: The heART Club’ is an inceptive by the students of Department of International Studies and History, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) to encourage the growing artists or art activists of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), especially from the Deanery of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students are encouraged to volunteer and sign up as a member of the club and participate in activities, events, exhibition and workshop to showcase their creativity and talent. The heART Club undertook its second exhibition on 13th and 14th February 2017 as an initiative by the members to donate money for the child sponsorship program organized by the Centre for Social Action (CSA) at CHRIST (Deemed to be University).
The inauguration of the exhibition was blessed by the presence of Rev. Fr. Joseph C C, Director of Student Affairs. Among the other notable luminaries, Dr. John Joseph Kennedy and Dr. Mallika Krishnaswamy, Deans of Humanities and Social Sciences, expressed their pride and congratulated the members for their determination and the hard work towards kicking the club up a notch. It was also attended by Mr. Jino Joy, International Programme Coordinator and Project Officer and Mr. Vinay K.C, Assistant Project Officer-Volunteer Program & Professor, Service Learning, Centre for Social Action, CHRIST (Deemed to be University).
The exhibition started at 9.00 AM on 13th February 2017 with the cutting of the ribbon by Dr. John Joseph Kennedy and Dr. Mallika Krishnaswamy. It was followed by a welcome speech by Ms. Harsimran Singh Sondhi along with Ms. Praba Shamili Jeeva, undergraduate (BA) students of CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The latter is the organizer and the leader of The heART Club who guided the entire exhibition with immense patience and determination.
The club, having started with 20 members grew within month since its inauguration during the first exhibition on 27th January 2017 to having 40 members. The Heads of the Department of International Studies and History, Dr. Venugopal Menon, and Dr. Vagishwari SP recognized the core members with badges of Kayal. This was a much awaited and proud moment for all the artists which included Praba, Sanjana, Anusha, Sowndarya, Shreyasee, Biswarupa, Reeti, Nivedita, Harsimran, Harshita, Himani, Muskan, Udbhav, Anand, Priyanka, Megha, Sona, Prateeti and Karthi, all of who are undergraduate students from CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The hard work that the members had put into the decoration of the stalls was much appreciated by one and all. The paintings were complimented upon as well as critiqued and the viewers voted on the artwork they liked the most. There were dream-catchers of varying sizes, bookmarks, notepads and a variety of other things to buy.
The two-day event turned out to be a great success, taking into consideration the fund that could be raised through the sale of the works. The approximate value of fund raised was INR 13,500 which will be donated to CSA for sponsoring a child from Janakiram Layout, Bengaluru. It was a matter of pride for every artist who contributed in the little way they could that they would be a part of shaping the future of a child in need. After all, art is one of the ways of expressions to light up a face.
- Daksh 2016
CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru with conducted a two day annual Education cum Counseling fair - DAKSH on 2nd December at the pathway.
Every department, each headed by a group of students from the department act as the mentors for the young minds in providing them an insight into the various courses they can opt for post +2/PUC or Undergraduate courses. This year too, The Department of International Studies and History set up a stall near Block 1 beautifully decorated with pictures, charts, posters and flags of different nation providing all relevant information to the students who aspired to pursue the course. Anna, Saagar, Sukanya and Neha represented the department from MAIS. There was also map game organized for the students who came to the stall to give them a better insight into what they will actually be studying in the course. Other faculty members and the NAAC team had come to the University visited the stall. Many students from Junior College and other UG courses visited our stall. The stall received an overall positive response from the audience as a whole making the department feel optimistic about more students who would pursue the course in coming academic year. The stall received an overall positive response from the audience as a whole making the department feel optimistic about more students who would pursue the course in coming academic year.
- ORIENTATION 2016
Department of International Studies and History conducted an orientation programme for the BA HEP freshers on 7th June, 2016 in Assembly Hall, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The programme started at 8:30 am and highlighted the Employability assets. The next day, they were taken to 1st year HEP classroom where KSA or Knowledge, Skills and Attitude elaborating on good communication skills, socio-economic, political and historical aspects of a society and linking theory and practical application of theory was explained to the students.
The emphasis was on knowledge. Knowledge does not simply mean general knowledge, core subjects and current affairs but it also means emotional intelligence, hobbies and self-realization which can be achieved by IT, debates, presentations etc.
The session preceded with Employability which has three facets or C’s called competence, conduct and character. Competence involves applying theoretical knowledge into practicals, critical thinking and problem solving capacity. Conduct does not just mean appropriate dressing sense but involves time management, team efforts and being firm, polite and enthusiastic in everything one does. Character is having faith, trust and integrity. Also, its about being honest and fair.
Opportunities and prospects like civil services, research, teaching and publishing, advertising, media is available with the subject. With this, they were also briefed about the new approaches like colonialism and mercantilism, post modernism etc. New career prospects and approaches in Political Science were also brought forth like sociological, economical and psychological approaches. The session wrapped up with the agenda of the semester discussed.
Orientation on usage of Online Database
Department of International Studies and History, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) organized a one-day programme in Knowledge Centre, 6th Floor, Central Block on June 03, 2016 for the students of third year BA HEP and II BA HEP.
Father Jose took the initiative of assisting the students in the right usage of online library: ProQuest, Jstor and magazine section Magzter. It was presided by Mr. Sreekumar Nair, librarian of Knowledge Centre. Students downloaded the articles and magazines and understood its prime importance to their research studies and academics.
This way, the students were guided to learn about the free online resources that is available in the campus.
Orientation Programme on Mock Parliament
Department of International Studies and History organized an orientation programme on Mock Parliament in Mini Auditorium, Block I, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) at 12 p.m to 1 p.m on July 20, 2016 for the students of I,II,III HEP and EPS.
Professor Venugopal of the department gave the welcome address. The session was also attended by Professor Vagishwari S.P. Professor Sanjay, faculty of School of Law gave the keynote address which highlighted the key concepts addressed in the Parliament and the happenings in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, the money bill, the motion of thanks and budgeting, oath taking etc. Students raised questions about the minutes of the meeting and other related ones. Finally, Jugaad Bhatia of III HEP gave the vote of thanks.