SEMINAR ON ‘AWARENESS ON WOMEN’S HEALTH AND MENSTRUAL HYGIENE’

Date: 3rd August, 2022

 CWDC of our institute organized a Seminar on ‘Awareness on Women’s Health and Menstrual Hygiene’ for the girl students in GLS Auditorium. The seminar was conducted by expert speakers Dr. Anar Mehta and Ms. Swati Bedekar. Periods have been a subject of constant fear and dread for women, even for children of tender age. The speakers of the seminar, Mrs. Swati Bedekar and Mrs. Anar Mehta, shed light on this very important but less publicly discussed topic in very simple words. According to Dr. Anar Mehta, about 5 million women cannot live their lives normally due to lack of menstrual products and knowledge, due to which it affects the economy of the country. Mrs. Swati Bedekar explained the entire process of Menstrual to the students through fun and simple PPT. Through the seminar, information was given about the use of Bio degradable pad, so that thousands of kilos of waste can be saved from being collected in landfills. The speaker gave information to the students about the reproduction system using video presentation and tools. She said that the possibility of cervical cancer increases with the use of pads made of chemicals and plastic. Setting the tone of the seminar, Dean of Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, Dr. Marzun Jokhi, quoted Michelle Obama and said that "behind the development of any nation, society and the world is the good health of its women" in his welcome address. The seminar was coordinated by Dr. Gitanjali Rampal and Dr. Bhavna Parwani.

CHESS COMPETITION

Date: 16th July, 2022

Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) B.Com. Hons. and Chess New District Association, Ahmedabad jointly organized Chess Tournament on the occasion of World Chess Day. Training session for the Chess Tournament was conducted by International Rated Chess Player Mr. Ankit Dalal. He taught the students about the basics of chess, playing chess and even clarified the concept that chess is not all about black and white but it is about light and dark. Around 50 participants took the training and competed for competition. The participants of the tournament played 6 rounds with no knockouts. In all 300 games were played within 5 hrs.

Winners of the Chess Competition are:

  1. Tejas Parmar
  2. Kandarp Rajyaguru
  3. Zhalak Tejwani

It was coordinated by Dr. Bhavik Swadia, Dr. Jaimin Patel and Dr. Bhavin Bhatt.

SCREENING OF ‘SAATAM AATHAM’ FILM

Date: 7th July, 2022.

 Under the auspice of ‘Cinemates: the movie club’, our institute organized a screening of an urban Gujarati film ‘Saatham Aatham’ which has Mr. Parikshit Tamaliya, an SMPIC Alumni in the lead, on 7th July, 2022 for the faculty members as well as the students. The star cast of the film, Mr. Parikshit Tamaliya and Ms. Denisha Ghumra also joined us for the screening. The students and faculty members enjoyed the movie, congratulated the actors for the film, discussed various aspects of film and gave their reviews to the star cast. At SMPIC, we believe in moulding minds, shaping careers and achieving holistic development for students through its academic activities and various forums and clubs. Parikshit Tamaliya was part of ‘Abhivyakti: Theater Club’ wherein he acted in many one act plays like ‘Bulb Jalega’, ‘Ghemar Ni Geeta’, ‘Ashwathama’ and many more skits and plays which were performed in national level theatre competitions and won awards like Best Play, Best Actor etc. After the screening of the movie, Parikshit shared his journey from an amateur actor of SMPIC to the hero of ‘Saatam Aatham’. He emphasized on the fact that he overcame his stage fear, developed confidence and learnt the nuances of acting from the various workshops he attended in the college and the different plays that he performed at college level. That training helps him even today with the various roles that he plays in different Gujrati films. At the end, he expressed his gratitude to GLS University, the faculty members and the college and motivated the students to enthusiastically participate in the various activities conducted by the college as he firmly believes that “I am what I am because of the platforms provided by SMPIC.” For SMPIC, it was a moment of pride and pleasure to watch an SMPIC Alumnus Parikshit Tamaliya in the lead role of ‘Saatam Aatham’.

CRICKET TOURNAMENT

Date: 12th March,2022.

 Our institute participated in cricket tournament organized by GLS FIT WAVE GYM and reached up to Semi-Final Level.

CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022

Date: 5th March, 2022.

Our institute celebrated International Women’s Day by organizing 2 events.

  1. A Presentation Competition - At SMPIC, International Women’s Day Celebrations started with a Presentation Competition on 2nd March, for the students based on the theme सशक्तnaari #atmanirbharभारत wherein more than 100 students presented awe inspiring journeys of Indian Women who made a difference with their presence in various fields like corporate world, entertainment, science, home and many more. The winners of the Presentation Competition सशक्तnaari #atmanirbharभारत are

Hanshika Jaju

Siya Joshi

Eesham Devalia

Prachi Sharma

Vrunda Modasara

Aditi Shah

Yamini Dugani

Shivansh Rawal

  1. Phenomenal Women- A tribute to womanhood#celebratingwomanhood

 GLS University’s Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) with Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI) has organised the virtual award function ‘Phenomenal Women- A tribute to Womanhood’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 5th March, 2022 to felicitate women stalwarts from various fields who have broken all the barriers and reached the pinnacle of success with ‘Phenomenal Woman Award’.  The function was graced by Dr. Sudhir Nanavati, President GLS University, Woman Super Achiever & Key Note Speaker Ms Chandni Kapadia, National President, Design Council At WICCI & Executive Director, GLS University, Dr. B. H. Joshi, Pro-Vost, GLS University, Dr. Dharmesh shah, Registrar, GLS University. Our esteemed awardees Padmashree Penaz Masani, Ghazal and Playback Singer, Dr. Darshna Thakkar – Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and Social Entrepreneur and Ms. Mira Erda- 1st and Youngest Indian Female Formula Racer were awarded with ‘Phenomenal Woman Award’ and our female alumni who have made a mark in various fields Ms. Shivangi Mehra - Model & Actor and Ms. Nikita Ahuja- Singer, Composer and Lyricist were awarded with ‘Glorious Alumnus Award’. The events were co-ordinated by Dr. Rajul Goenka, Dr. Gitanjali Rampal and Dr. Bhavna Parwani.

ABHIVYAKTI : THEATRE WORKSHOP 2021

Date:  9th October, 2021

Our institute organized a week-long theatre workshop ABHIVYAKTI 2021 from 4th October, 2021 to 9th October, 2021. The workshop was conducted by Shri Vishal Shah known actor, director, scriptwriter and SMPIC alumni. On the first day, the workshop was inaugurated. Various activities and exercises were conducted to achieve and understand ‘Rhythm', 'Body sync', ' Inhibition', 'Conviction', 'Observation', 'Imagination' and ‘Co-operation’. On the 5th Day, the students were given the first-hand experience of theatre at ‘Prayogshala’. Students were given a total overview about all the technological aspects of theatre and performances like the lighting system, backstage area, different zones on stage and positioning of characters. On the 6th Day, the students performed skits in various groups and showcased their learning from the workshop. Further students rehearsed, polished and performed their small acts on various themes like various comic situations on the inquiry counter of railway station, addiction of PUBG in students, gender equality, old-age companionship and post-covid relationship issues on 23rd October, 2021, Saturday at GLS Auditorium. The performances were graced by the presence of Dr. B. H. Joshi, Provost, GLS University. He whole-heartedly appreciated the performances of students and congratulated them for their efforts. He further stressed that theater is a strong medium to develop a lot of soft skills such as communication skills, teamwork, presentation skills, self-confidence etc. Through this workshop, students will be able to overcome their stage fear as well as develop a positive and confident body language. The event was coordinated by Dr. Sneha Master and Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

 

GLS-SMPIC ALUMNI TALK SERIES 2021-22 ‘OUR ALUMNI OUR PRIDE’

Date: 28th September,2021

Our institute organized a new lecture series GLS-SMPIC ALUMNI CONNECT-2021-22. SMPIC students are placed across the globe at very good positions managing in their own business and many of them are making ripples in the corporate world. The 2011 batch student Dhruvit Shah was called upon as the first speaker of this innovative lecture series OUR ALUMNI OUR PRIDE to talk about his very successful entrepreneurial journey as the owner of Sourceitright.com, one of India’s first textile e-com companies.  Mr. Shah talked about the experiences he gained as a student in his shaping years at the institute and how various management activities made him dream big to become a leading entrepreneur. He in detail talked about how he started his startup of selling Indian textiles online.  He gave answers to all the questions raised by the audience. 2015 batch student Rahul Meghnani   was invited as another speaker. He interacted with the present batch talking  about the benefits of eating right for a healthy life. Mr. Rahul Meghnani  is a weight management specialist and a clinical and sports nutritionist. Rahul Meghnani was here to spread awareness and share his expert knowledge on how unintentionally we are falling for chronic diseases. He is talked about eating healthy and staying healthy.  Rahul patiently answered all the questions raised by the students.  This turned out to be a very interesting topic for the students as post covid 19  it is of utmost importance to eat right and stay healthy. Both these Sessions were very helpful for the students and a large number of students participated in these very interesting sessions conducted by SMPIC Alumni. This event was coordinated by Dr. Bimal Solanki.

   

GUEST LECTURE ON ‘SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTES FOR COLLEGE GOERS’

Date: 21st September, 2021

Innovision - The Management Club of our institute organized guest lecture on  ‘Social Media Etiquettes for college Goers’. The session was conducted by Dr. Parth Vaishnav, an expert psychiatrist and a deaddiction expert. He suggested the basic points to be kept in mind while creating a profile on social media. He discussed various dangers arising from addiction to social media. He explained the importance of proper usage of artificial intelligence.  Talking about sharing and posting, he explained that it is very essential for us to understand what to share and why to share on social media platforms. He explained the importance of cyber security and warned that social media accidents can cause mental health problems like anticipatory anxiety, depression, self-harm, addiction, relationship stressors, hypochondriasis, insomnia etc. The session was very interactive and informative. It was co -ordinated by Dr. Krupa Bhatt and Dr. Jaimin Patel.

   

VIRTUAL TALENT HUNT ‘TALENT UNLIMITED- SEASON 2 (2021)’

Date: 15th September 2021.

Our institute organized the online talent hunt ‘TALENT UNLIMITED Season 2 (2021)’. More than 100 students enthusiastically participated in various competitions like Singing, Instrumental Music, Folk Dance, Western Dance, Indian Classical Dance, Mono Acting, and Stand-Up Comedy and sent the videos of their performances for the final judgement. The team of faculties in charge of various events include Dr. Bhavna Parvani, Dr. Kruti Shah, Dr. Sneha Master, Dr. Gitanjali Rampal and Dr. Keyur Vohra. The entire event was co-ordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra.

WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION:

SINGING:

1st  Khushi Shah &  Saideep Patnaik

2nd  Daksh Chansauriya ,  Raj Katarmal &  Maharshi Brahmabhatt

3rd  Rohaan Kureshi

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

1st  Alex Patel &  Om Doshi

2nd  Devarsh Kotecha & Tirth Bhatt

3rd  Jatan Mehta &  Diksha Jain

WESTERN DANCE

1st  Heni Shah

2nd  Shweta Joshi &  Kandarp Rajguru

3rd  Muskan Jain,  Rajnandiniba Vaghela &  Vaishali Gurjar

FOLK DANCE

1st  Khushi Jain

2nd  Krisha Madaliya & Shreya Solanki

3rd  Gauri Ramani &  Deval Shukla

CLASSICAL DANCE

1st Astha Tak

2nd  Jeel Bhatt &  Nida Sindhi

3rd  Mahima Sharma &  Teesha Chhabariya

Consolation Prize Manasa Shah

ACTING

1st Drashti Vadaliya

2nd Kishan Desai & Rishi Bhatt

3rd Harshil Patel

WEBINAR ON “DIGITAL EYE STRAIN”

Date:14th September, 2021

Our institute organized an expert session on ‘Digital Eye Strain’ under the lecture series Academics and Beyond. It was conducted by a very well-known ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Dr. Hiral Dodiya, Shalby Hospitals, Ahmedabad.  According to Dr. Hiral, the strain on eyes has increased to a great extent due to an increased usage of screen by students or working professionals.  The physical education has been absent since past 2 years due to the pandemic which has led to an increase in online education and our eyes get adversely affected.  Even the working professionals were given an option of work from home which led to the excessive usage of laptop, mobile phones and tablets which in turn had its adverse effects on the eyes. Dr. Hiral Dodiya further said that it is difficult for us to reduce the screen time and therefore we must work out the options by which the eyes get least affected. The webinar proved to be useful for the audience of all age groups. The entire event was coordinated by Dr. Bhavin Bhatt.

     

ONE WEEK VIRTUAL DANCE WORKSHOP 2021

Date: 13th September,2021

Our institute organised one-week virtual Dance workshop from 13th September,2021 under which students are given opportunity to learn different dance styles of folk and western dance by the experts Kuldeep Shukla & Nidhip Shah. Kuldeep Shukla, a renowned choreographer, conducted folk dance workshop for the students and gave knowledge of be tali , Tran tali, Hinch, dodhiyu, Hudo, Randal ma no Ghodo, Raas, Rajasthani & Bhangda. Nidhip Shah, a well-known choreographer, conducted western dance workshop under which different Western dance styles are taught trending in India. One of the styles is 'Shuffle', which started in late 90's in Melbourne, Australia and now it is present and performed worldwide. Next is Tutting, which is related to forming geometrical shapes with hands and fingers on music. Along with these two, students learnt Lyrical and Bollyhop which are most famous among the young generations in the current scenario of Dance. Around 150 participants are learning different dance styles with lot of enthusiasm in the Virtual Dance workshop. The Virtual Dance Workshop is coordinated by Dr. Bhavna Parwani & Dr. Kruti Shah.

          

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Date: 10th September,2021

The photography competition was  organized by our institute in which various topics were covered such as  Portrait Photography,  Street Life Photography,  Landscape photography and  Rain Photography.  Around 215 students enthusiastically participated in the competition using digital cameras as well as smartphones and presented live photographs with a specific perspective like a professional photographer.  Students also presented favourable messages to the photographs provided to them. Out of them, the best photograph was selected by the judge after a lot of hard work.

 

 WINNERS OF A PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

1st          Siya Joshi   SEM 1

1st          Sandeep Chheepa  SEM 1

2nd          Rangi Daksha     SEM 1

2nd          Arush Tarang Pandya     SEM 1

2nd          Karnika Maheshwari SEM 3

2nd          Yugal Khimani SEM 5

3rd           Keval Kotadia     SEM 1

3rd           Pearl Patel  SEM 1

3rd           Richa Shah SEM 1

APPRECIATION Harsh Dwivedi   SEM 1

APPRECIATION Harshil  Patel SEM 1

APPRECIATION Krish Galani  SEM 1

APPRECIATION Andrew Kennedy SEM 3

APPRECIATION Drashti Vadaliya SEM 1

The Photography Competition was  coordinated by Dr. Rajul Goenka.

TEACHERS DAY VIRTUAL CELEBRATIONS 

Date: 4th September, 2021

Our institute organized Teachers Day Virtual Celebrations by organizing 2 online competitions. The event was coordinated by Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

  1. LET’S TEACH (Online Teaching Competition)

The students of all three years enthusiastically participated in the competition. They taught the fellow students online wherein they used various techniques of Power Point Presentation, Quiz etc.

Winners

Astha Thakkar,  Drashti Vadaliya, Krinali Jain, Parth Bansal, Ruchita Lunawat, Diya Bhatt, Tejal Modhvadiya

  1. LET’S SPEAK (Online Elocution Competition)

The topic of the elocution competition was “ Teaching and Learning during Pandemic: A Unique Experience.” Students strongly voiced their opinions on the topic.

Winners

First Year

1st Prize - Vidushi Jagnani

2nd Prize - Riya Rajeshbhai Parmar &  Eeshan Chintan Devalia

3rd Prize – Trusha Kartik Panchal & Patel Vraj Samir

Second Year

1st Prize - Sakshi Joshi

2nd Prize -  Aashvi Barfiwala

3rd Prize -  Chhuvara Muskan Salimbhai

Consolation Prize – Vrunda Modasa

Third Year

1st Prize Nair Urmila Unnikrishnan

2nd Prize Nikhil Sheladiya

      

TEACHERS DAY VIRTUAL CELEBRATIONS

Date: 4th September, 2021

Our institute organized Teachers Day Virtual Celebrations by organizing 2 online

competitions. The event was coordinated by Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

1. LET’S TEACH (Online Teaching Competition)

The students of all three years enthusiastically participated in the competition. They

taught the fellow students online wherein they used various techniques of Power Point

Presentation, Quiz etc.

Winners

Astha Thakkar, Drashti Vadaliya, Krinali Jain, Parth Bansal, Ruchita Lunawat, Diya

Bhatt, Tejal Modhvadiya

2. LET’S SPEAK (Online Elocution Competition)

The topic of the elocution competition was “ Teaching and Learning during

Pandemic: A Unique Experience.” Students strongly voiced their opinions on the

topic.

Winners

First Year

1 st Prize - Vidushi Jagnani

2 nd Prize - Riya Rajeshbhai Parmar & Eeshan Chintan Devalia

3 rd Prize – Trusha Kartik Panchal & Patel Vraj Samir

Second Year

1 st Prize - Sakshi Joshi

2 nd Prize - Aashvi Barfiwala

3 rd Prize - Chhuvara Muskan Salimbhai

Consolation Prize – Vrunda Modasa

Third Year

1 st Prize Nair Urmila Unnikrishnan

2 nd Prize Nikhil Sheladiya

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Date:  2nd  September,2021

"A picture is worth a thousand words."

The Fine Art Club of our institute organized an online photography workshop on the theme “THE ART STUDIO - AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHY” to provide guidance to students on various modern techniques of photography. Renowned faculty Mr. Rishi Goenka conducted this workshop. Various aspects of photography like leading lies, Rules of Thirds, Symmetry & patterns, importance of lighting and Angles were covered. Useful tips for clicking a really good photograph were given.  A competition was also launched following the workshop. The entire workshop was  coordinated by Dr. Rajul Goenka.

SESSION ON ‘PATH TO AN ACCOMPLISHED CAREER’ TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL SPORTS DAY

Date: 28th  August, 2021

Under the auspice of Academics and Beyond – A Lecture Series, an online guest speaker session on the topic ‘Path to an Accomplished Career’ was organized by our institute to celebrate National Sports Day. The session was conducted by Mr. Kiratb Damani, an eminent lawyer, Former National Cricketer, Chairman of Gujarat Ranji Trophy Selection Committee and a Tedx speaker. He addressed the young generation to understand the importance of discipline and conduct for a successful career. According to him, the lessons of time management learnt from his sports career helped him for develop his professional career in law. While answering the questions raised by students as to the reason behind choosing cricket as a sports activity, he was of the opinion that each and every person has a unique muscle power so they should select their interest of sports activity as per their choice.

     

SESSION ON " SOCIAL MEDIA સરસ છે..!!"

Date: 4th August,2021

Our institute organised a virtual talk with a popular youth icon and an influencer RJ Pooja on the Positive Usage of Social Media. While talking to the students through the virtual platform, RJ Pooja explained about various positive and beneficial uses of social media. She mentioned that during the tough time of the peak Covid spread, Social media helped extensively in managing various aids related to Covid treatment and relief. Among other beneficial uses of social media she mentioned about Advertising, Online businesses, Work from home platforms, Finding virtual audience for amateur as well as professional artists etc. RJ Pooja also mentioned that social media has helped a lot in Community living during the lockdown period to maintain mental wellbeing of the people. Starting with a brief story about the evolution of social media, RJ Pooja also insisted that excessive use of social media can be harmful. As it is a virtual platform, the users have to be very careful and exercise their wisdom in making the right use of social media. At the end of the session she also answered a few curious queries by the students. The session was co-ordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra.

FILM APPRECIATION

Date : 30th July,2021

Our institute under the auspice of CINEMATES – The Movie Club organized an Expert Session on FILM APPRECIATION by Mr. Abhinay Banker, Renowned and Awarded Actor, Director and Playwright in Indian Theatre and Cinema on 30th July, 2021 at 11.30 a.m. All the participating students had watched few movies before the session.

Mr. Abhinay Banker discussed how film creation and appreciation are two different talents. He showed few clips from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times and Dear Zindagi wherein he discussed cinematography, music as  a part of story, sound effects, long and short shots and many other aspects of film. He even talked about how parallel cinema works as a social documentary in our society. Students posed many questions regarding film making and watching. He answered all of them at length and in a lucid manner. The session was very interesting and informative. The event was co-ordinated by Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

 

CELEBRATION OF WORLD NATURE CONSERVATION DAY 2021

Date: 28th July, 2021

Out institute under the auspice of STATSTORM – The Statistics Club organised one-day celebration of WORLD NATURE CONSERVATION DAY 2021. World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated globally on 28th July to spread awareness about the importance of nature and the need to protect Earth’s natural resources.  An Expert Lecture on “Sustaining People and Planet” was conducted by Dr. Niyati Mistry, A Nature Enthusiast, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Government Arts College, Gandhinagar. Dr. Niyati  told that Natural resources are exploited in many ways for the greed of humans. Due to natural imbalance, people are facing threats like various diseases, natural disasters, increased temperature, global warming, and a lot more. It must preserve the well-being of the next generations. The only way to attain this can be through raising awareness among people all over the world about the importance of saving resources and the consequences of damaging them. Another event kept as a part of this celebration was a Poster Making Competition with Slogan on the theme “Nature Conservation” in which more than 100 students participated and prepared posters on Nature Conservation and created slogans on Nature Conservation.

WINNERS OF POSTER MAKING COMPETITION

First Position               Muskan Nagdev

Second Position          Aarti Mali and Vidhi Lal

Third Position             Maryam Pariyani and Samixa Shah

Appreciation to          Jaya Jagwani and Sumit Kotadiya

The event was coordinated by Dr. Devyani Chatterji.

   

GURUPURNIMA CELEBRATION - 2021

Date: 24th July 2021.

Our institute celebrates Gurupurnima every year with lots of pomp and fervour. Even in Covid-19 pandemic times, the students of SMPIC celebrated virtual Gurupurnima on 24th July, 2021, Saturday, in which the students had invited all the faculty members with a personalized e-invitation card and had planned various surprises for the faculties on virtual platform. The event began with ritual of performing AARTI, followed by a TALK-SHOW, where some selected questions were asked to the faculty members. It was followed by a few singing performances by the students and fun games with the faculty members. The celebration ended with a video dedicated to SMPIC.  Not only the faculties but the alumni were also invited for the celebration who remembered their college days and expressed their gratitude for the college and the faculties. SMPIC's Virtual Gurupurnima was filled with love, respect and creativity.

Celebration of International Chess Day

Date: 20th July 2021.

With the on table tournaments looking like a distant dream in Covid 19 world, our institute in association with New Chess Ahmedabad District Association organised a virtual chess  tournament on the occasion of International Chess Day.

International rated player and arbiter Ankit Dalal conducted online session discussing final detail of an online chess tournament. More than 150 students enthusiastically participated in the tournament. Each student participating in the tournament played nine rounds without a knockout. About 650 games were played in a planned manner in three hours. Shreeom Tiwari won the tournament while Kandarp Rajyaguru secured the second position and Sammed Jain secured the third position.

WORKSHOP ON ROAD SAFETY WITH HERO MOTOCORP

Date: 10th July, 2021.

SMPIC in association with Hero Motocorp organized an E workshop for its students. Road safety is something important that has to be followed at all times to ensure the safety of the operators of a vehicle, passengers, and pedestrians. In fact, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29 years. Road safety is of prime importance these days with increasing number of vehicles every day.  The workshop was conducted by Mr. Sudhanshu Singh (Automobile Engineer with more than 13 years of experience.) He emphasized on the following aspects.

  1. The pedestrians must walk on the left side of road to avoid accident or injury on road.
  2. He explained with video presentations the importance of posture while driving a two wheeler .
  3. It is very important to follow road junctions and be careful enough while driving busy roads.
  4. All who drive bikes must wear a bright colored helmet because in case if you meet with an accident brain injury and death can be is avoided.
  5. Drivers must drive within prescribed limits of speed shown on sign boards of roads and always follow a two seconds, three seconds and four seconds rule.
  6. A driver must know and understand all safety rules of road before he starts driving. A person without driving license must avoid to drive.
  7. Parents must educate their children about road safety rules and teach them how to cross road. Parents must hold the hand of their child while crossing the road.

Some very important and useful and handy tips were shared by Mr. Sudhanshu. Session concluded with some amazing questions raised by the participating students and were all answered by the team.

 

DIGITAL COVER PAGE DESIGNING COMPETITION

Date: 23rd June, 2021.

Our Institute organized a competition for Designing the Cover Page for Online Study Material for the students of B.Com. Hons. Beautiful and interesting entries are received from more than 100 students. Select entries are used as cover page for online material of different subjects of B.Com. Hons. course. Certificates for appreciation are given to all participants and certificates of merit are given to the winning entries. This activity aims to create a sense of achievement amongst the students.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Date: 21st June, 2021.

Physical Fitness and Making Healthy Choices is the new Normal. Faculty of Commerce, SMPIC, CWDC jointly with The Fitt Wave Gym, GLS University virtually celebrated International Yoga Day with an online live Yoga and well-being session. Ms. Anuja Shah, Director, The Fitt Wave Gym gave information regarding the importance of Yoga in our life to keep us healthy and fit as the pandemic has reinforced the fact that “Health is Wealth’. The session included a Yoga session encompassing various asanas demonstrated by Ms. Sakshi Srivastava and fitness tips on food, nutrition and lifestyle by fitness experts, Mr. Aviey  Vermaand Mr. Rinku Rawat, Founders, AR Fitness. More than 500 students attended the live session. GLS University students kickstarted their new academic session on a healthy note by enthusiastically participating in the live Yoga and well-being session.

PARA-ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES 2020-2021

PHENOMENAL WOMEN- A TRIBUTE TO WOMANHOOD’: CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Date: 8th March, 2021.

Highlights: Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) organised the virtual seminar and award function ‘Phenomenal Women- A tribute to Womanhood’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2021 to felicitate women stalwarts from various fields who have broken all the barriers and reached the pinnacle of success with ‘Phenomenal Woman Award’.  The function was graced by Dr. Sudhir Nanavati, President GLS University, Woman Super Achiever & Key Note Speaker Ms Chandni Kapadia COO GLS University, Provost of GLS University Dr B H Joshi, Registrar of GLS University Dr. Dharmesh Shah, Phenomenal Women Awardees Advocate Dipika Chavda , RJ Devaki, Ms Ankita Raina, Glorious Alumni of SMPIC Ms Pooja Gor, Ms. Rucha Lange, Ms. Manna Patel, Directors ,  Learned Faculty Members, Alumni and students  who have joined across the globe. Dr. Sudhirbhai Nanavati, President, GLS University in his presidential address said that International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. In present era, women bring different experiences, perspectives and skills to the table, and make irreplaceable contributions to decisions, policies and laws that work better for all. They have chosen to challenge the set norms, through their dedication, commitment and energy have found the courage to speak out and aren’t afraid to push all the boundaries through sheer hard work. There has been change at the global level. The 2021 IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So choose to challenge! This encourages all of us to help create a gender equal world by challenging stereotypes, fighting biases, broadening perceptions and celebrating women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

Shri Sudhir Nanavati also asked the participants together to create a world where:

  • women are equal partners with men in all aspects of economic, political and social life
  • women are able to work and have a family life
  • women do not live with poverty because they have chosen to care; and
  • we are all free to live our lives without discrimination, harassment and violence.

Ms. Chandani Kapadia, COO, GLS University addressed the gathering and quoted the words of G.D Anderson, “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength – is so much more than you would ever expect.” She further said that women need to rise above the negativity. Women should collectively need to break down the age old thoughts and Women need to prioritise the self worth. They should understand that self worth is more important than being likable by others. She also quoted the words of Malala Yusufa “our words can change the whole world because we are together.” She advised all to bridge the gender gap, breaking the gender stereotypes for our daughters and sons from a particular set of pre notions set by society quoting the words of Gloria Steinem “We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.”

Ms. Ankita Raina, India’s No 1 Tennis Player said in her tennis career she has seen many ups and downs. It’s important to keep going regardless of failures and criticism that we come across and the expectation of yours and people around you.  It’s important to stay in a process and believe in the process because Success is very short lived and it’s important to enjoy the process because the outcome is something which is never in your control. Not to connect happiness with the outcome because that’s never in your control. You might put all your efforts but May be the circumstances has also played a role in it. She advised that we must need to move on and find solution of whatever professional career you choose or go to, it’s important that you keep going regardless of the challenges and enjoy the process.

Ms. Dipika Chavda, Advocate, Supreme Court & Vice President, International Council Jurists, London talked about raising voice against sexual harassment and domestic violence.

R.J. Devaki, Radio Jockey & theatre Enthusiast expressed firmly, “It is high time we talk about problems, it is time to talk about solution.” She conveyed that “A Great Success is a Great Revenge. Rather than fighting out with people just focus on building up your skills, focus on trying to bring out the best in you. Become the best whatever you do and the world will follow. If you will not recognize your wings/capabilities, the world will never let you fly…follow your dreams until they haunt you in the night.”

Maana Patel is an International acclaimed swimmer conveyed message to all women out there, you all women have inborn ability to do multitask. All women are born with multitasking skills, motivation and aggression to achieve your goal. Set a goal and achieve it. Don’t be afraid to achieve your goal. Be fearless, Be a Warrior. There is a warrior in each of you and fight for your dreams and work hard.  If I have done it you all can do it.

Ms. Pooja Gor, Renowned Professional T.V. & Bollywood Actor  expressed that SMPIC has played an integral part of who I am today and what I have been able to achieve today. She thanked all faculties and sent a message to all students that “No matter who you are or where you are from your dreams are valid so don’t lose hope.”

Ms. Rucha Lange, a financial analyst by profession and Renowned Professional Singer in Australia, stated that three years in SMPIC laid foundation in her music career. She thanked all as it has groomed herself as an artist. She conveyed a message to all in three lines:

  1. Follow your passion; no matter whatever it is, just be one with it
  2. Financial Independence and Emotional Independence
  3. Spiritual Practices

The seminar was attended enthusiastically and appreciated by participants all over the world.

TOPIC: KNOW YOURSELF THROUGH “LIFE SKILLS AND INDIAN MYTHOLOGY”

Date:  1st March, 2021.

Speaker: CMA P. D. Modh, Practicing Cost Accountant and Faculty

Highlights: Mr. Modh gave a brief overview on Life Skills and Indian Mythology and its benefits to various sectors giving corporate examples.  He explained the importance of priority and practical mind set citing examples of Mahabharata. He explained that three things are vital in life - career, health and family. The lecture was followed by student interaction.

TOPIC: SMPIC-CELEBRATING WORLD RADIO DAY

Date:  13th February, 2021.

Speaker: RJ Harsh Thakker, RED FM

Highlights: A dynamic, enthusiastic and prominent Radio Jockey -RJ Harsh Thakkar, an SMPIC alumnus started his interaction with the students remembering his early days in SMPIC. He talked about his growth and journey as an actor and orator and finally as a Radio Jockey (RJ) at Red FM.  He became nostalgic talking about the GLS management nurturing the unpolished talent and helping them to grow. He talked about the early days of Radio and its evolvement in spite of radio facing a tough competition from Audio-visual equipment’s. He pointed out the reasons why has the radio stayed on and the changes that has occurred in the radio presentation all these years worldwide and in India. He narrated his journey of becoming an RJ right from getting selected from around 2000 applicants to the responsibility that he shoulders to reach everyone’s hearts by his shows ‘RedFM ka Adda and Indipop’. He informed the students that the job of an RJ is a 24x7 and the preparation that goes into preparing the talk is immense. RJ has to always bear in mind that at a time he is catering to a lady listening to him in kitchen as well as a male driving a car. So he needs to be very careful about what his own perception towards the content and news to be shared with people at large. According to him the salary that an RJ receives is for the matter which they don’t have to speak. Each and every day is a constant reality check of RJ as a person and the profession has nothing to do with the personal emotions of an individual as a whole. As it is rightly said, ‘With power comes responsibility’. The pressure attached with the work as well as the role played by social media makes the profession of an RJ a very responsible person. He further suggested that students need to be careful while choosing this as a career option and should keep an alternative career plan ready as this pandemic has taught us to be ready about uncertainties of future.

LET’S BAKE….A BAKING WORKSHOP

Date: 11th January, 2021.

Highlights :To start the new year 2021 on a sweet note, a baking workshop was organized by Faculty of Commerce-SMPIC, GLS University on 11th January, 2021 under the auspice of CWDC – Collegiate Women Development Committee. The captivating workshop was conducted by Ms. Nimisha Gupta, a renowned Professional baker from ‘Indulge In’. This virtual session was planned to give a sweet break to the students in-between the academic routine. An overwhelming response was received and over 250 students had registered for the same.

The theme for the workshop was chocolate wherein there was something to bite, something to scoop and something to sip for the chocolate lovers. The workshop included making of 3 different varieties namely, Chocolate cupcakes, walnut fudge and milk stirrer with the help of OTG and Microwave oven.

The details of the workshop as in the dishes and the ingredients required were shared with the participating students in advance. It enabled the students to take full advantage of the workshop as they could prepare the delicacies on hand with the live session.

The recipes were explained in a lucid manner along with the alternative cooking ideas. She gave important tips which would help not only to overcome the simple mistakes of baking but also to add flavor to the sweet delights.

Appreciation from parents as well as students for organizing such a fruitful workshop even on a virtual platform shows the fulfillment of the very objective of organizing this workshop. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Rajul Goenka, Dr. Gitanjali Rampal and Dr. Aashal Bhatt.

PHYSICAL FITNESS AND MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES IS THE NEW NORMAL

Date: 12th November, 2020.

Highlights: Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) CWDC jointly with The Fitt Wave Gym, GLS University organized STAY FIT, HEALTHY & HAPPY, an online live fitness and well-being session on 12th November, 2020, Thursday. The session included a Knowledge session on food, nutrition and lifestyle followed by a Stretching, Zumba and Yoga session.

The fitness and well-being session commenced with the keynote address by Ms.Anuja Shah, Director,The Fitt Wave Gym. Ms. Anuja Shah gave information regarding the importance of being health and fit as the pandemic has reinforced the fact that “Health is Wealth’. She rightly guided the students to take care of the body as it is the only place where they live. She informed that with an area of 20000 square feet, the Fitt Wave Gym is the largest gym in Ahmedabad. Spread over 2 floors, The Gym is Equipped with the finest facilities for gymming, Cardio, aerobics, out-doors which includes tyre workouts, rope workouts, athlete workouts and much more. On the ground floor, the gym has Foodiesta - a Nutrition & Health café, a consultation room, a yoga studio, an activity centre, locker facilities, steam rooms, huge shower cabins etc. On the first floor of the gym has weights-consoles, an exercise area and a Cross Fit area. It provides both indoor and outdoor activities from  6 a.m. to 10 p.m. i.e. 16 hours a day. For GLS University students, The Fitt wave Gym membership is available at a very nominal rate.

The fitness experts, Mr. Aviey  Verma and Mr. Rinku Rawat, Founders, AR Fitness stressed on the fact that fitness is a combination of nutritious food and proper workout. The workout and food should be customised individually for good results. Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, attitude and mood. They gave healthy insights and value additions to the fitness, Ms. Sakshi Shrivastava, a fitness coach conducted Stretching, Zumba and Yoga sessions which included right postures, body flexibility and correct breathing techniques.

GLS University students began their Diwali festivities on a healthy note by enthusiastically participating in the live fitness and well-being session.

NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE COMPETITION 'SPOTLIGHT' AND 'INNOVISION'

Date: 9th November 2021 to 11th November 2021, 21st January 2021 to 23rd January 2021

Highlights: Our institute organised the Finale of the National Level Online Competition 'Spotlight' and 'Innovision' for school and college students on 21st, 22nd and 23rd January, 2021. ‘Spotlight’ included Performing Arts competitions and ‘Innovation’ included games and competitions related to management and economics. In these competitions 400 participants of about 40 schools and colleges from Gujarat and outside Gujarat participated in various competitions such as Bollywood Singing, Western Singing, Instrumental Music, Western Dance, Traditional Dance, Classical Dance, Mono Acting , Standup Comedy, Business Plan, Beyond the Screen, Ecofrico etc. Innovation was coordinated by Dr. Krupa Bhatt, Dr. Anjali Trivedi, Dr. Aashal Bhatt, Dr. Jaimin Patel, Dr. Beena Patel. Spotlight was coordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra, Dr. Bhavna Parwani, Dr. Bimal Solanki, Dr. Gitanjali Rampal, Dr. Sneha Master and Dr. Kruti Shah.

ABHIVYAKTI: THEATRE WORKSHOP

Date: 10th October, 2020 to 13th October, 2020

Highlights: GLS University Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) organised an online Theatre workshop ABHIVYAKTI to inform and groom the students about various aspects of theatre. SMPIC has always been participating in National level theatre competitions for nearly 21 years.

Day-1

The Workshop was conducted by Professor Jigna Vohra who is a professor of English and an experienced theatre enthusiast. She has worked in various TV serials for Doordarshan.  She conducted the workshop on the subject ‘Vachikam’ (Voice Modulation). The session included many activities, exercises and reading of various literary pieces through which she skilfully taught the students that Voice can be expressed as V: Vocabulary, O: Observation, I: Imitation, C: Creativity, and E: Experiment & Elusion

Day 2:

The Workshop was conducted by Mr.Mitai Shukla who is an ex-smpicite and also the writer of the film ‘Love in Bhavai’. He was also the creative head of Radio Mirchi, Gujarat. He gave an overview of the scriptwriting process, explained the difference between screenplay and dialogue writing and taught the structure of a write up. The session ended with a question answer session.

Day 3:

The Workshop was conducted by Mr.Shounak Vyas, a film, theatre, and T.V Artist and has won the best writer award for movie "Teacher of the year" in 2019. He was in the Duniyadaari Fame. He has won the National Youth Festival at Christ University. He conducted the workshop on the topic ‘Angikam’ wherein he explained the meaning of Physical Theatre.

He provided the students with tips on how to act efficiently. 1) Focus on Minor Details, 2) Feel the topic-Add your own emotions, 3) Your hand movement should be in connection with your mind and mouth, 4) Break your thoughtful limits,5) Expressions should be sharp. Mr Shounak Vyas provided the students with a glimpse of acting and made them feel amazed. Throughout the session he provided various tips and guidelines about how to excel while acting.

Day 4:

The Workshop was conducted by Mr. Vishal Shah who is an ex-smpicite and also the founder of Indie Productions. He has also acted in various Gujarati movies. He conducted the session on ‘Back Stage and Production’.

The session began with memories of Mr. Vishal Shah in SMPIC. The moments were cherished by the students and instilled a happy environment.  The opening statement of Mr. Vishal was "Backstage and Production is the foundation of theatre". Mr. Vishal Shah gave many guidelines and tips. "When you work for the production and backstage you Start being Organised", Don’t just act but "Find yourself in Theatre", "Find your own way of expression."Theatre is the replication of life, it's a mirror and reflection of society" he said.

Overall the energy throughout the workshop was amazing. The students learned all the aspects of theatre enthusiastically. The workshop was co-ordinated by Dr.Sneha Master and Dr.Gitanjali Rampal.

CELEBRATION OF GANDHI AND LAL BAHADUR SHASHTRI JAYANTI

Date: 1st and 2nd October, 2020.

Highlights: Under the auspices of Forum for Gandhian Philosophy, the Institute celebrated the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri on 1st and 2nd October 2020.

On 1st October, 2020, in an online session, National Award winner young writer Shri Ram Mori expressed his views on the life and values of Mahatma Gandhi in a lucid manner through various incidences of Mahatma Gandhi's life. In his speech Shri Ram Mori explained young students how the values and principles of Mahatma Gandhi are relevant even today. At the end of his presentation, he answered the questions and queries raised by the young students.

On 2nd October, 2020 on account of the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi as well as Lal Bahadur Shastri, A live virtual quiz competition,An online Poster Making competition and an online Patriotic Singing competition was held for the students. More than 150 students participated enthusiastically in various competitions.

WINNERS OF GANDHIAN AND LAL BAHADUR SHASHTRI QUIZ COMPETITION

 

Ranks STUDENT'S NAME SEMESTER
1st Tisha Agrawal SEM 1
1st Jainam Nahata SEM 5
1st Sakshi Joshi SEM 1
2nd Simran Rao SEM 1
2nd Maryam Pariyani SEM 3
2nd Honey Sewani SEM 3
3rd Avani Kalani SEM 5
4th Rushvi Sheth SEM 1
4th Nidhi Gandhi SEM 5
4th Princy Kubadiya SEM 1
5th Geetika Achantani SEM 5

 

TOPIC: ‘CYBER CRIMES AND CYBER SECURITY’

Date: 12th September, 2020.

Speaker: Dr. Priyanka Kacker, an eminent speaker and faculty member of Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

Highlights: She vividly explained students about the different types of cyber-attacks like salami attacks, phishing and how to take precautionary measures for the same. She strictly advised students not to share their password with anyone so as to be cautious about various cyber frauds taking place. She also talked about the dangers of sharing photographs on social media networking sites like Whatsapp and Facebook giving real life examples where blackmail takes place due to hacking of passwords. She gave very important tips to take cyber security measures:

1) To have a licensed version of antivirus software in the computer.

2) To read all terms and conditions of mobile phones for cyber security settings.

3) To be anonymous on social media networking sites.

4) Not to post solo pictures and to always post group photographs to avoid cyber frauds and copying.

5) To put opaque tape on the cameras of various devices so that instant photographs cannot be taken by outsiders through webcams.

6) Not to click strange links thereby getting attracted towards lottery and attractive offers.

7) Not to put location settings on and trying to avoid posting on face book the place of travel or boarding an international flight.

8) Monitoring bank statements on a regular basis to detect fraud at an early stage.

9) Change of passwords on a regular basis and to keep separate passwords for each device separately.

10) Not to fill up complete details during any registrations for webinars.

ONE WEEK VIRTUAL DANCE WORKSHOP

Date: 7thSeptember 2020 to 12th September 2020

Highlights: Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) as per its tradition organizes student centric different workshops to mould and groom their talent.This year also in this challenging situation of Pandemic we could offer the same platform to our students sitting at different parts of the country on the large scale, which proved to be a great success as more than 200 students participated with great enthusiasm.

This virtual workshop covered various forms of Folk and Western dance. SMPIC’s Alumni and Internationally renowned choreographers Kuldeep Shukla and Nidhip Shah conducted the workshop. Under this workshop Kuldeep Shukla taught ‘Be tali’, ‘Tran tali’, ‘Hinch’, ‘Dhodhyu’ and ‘Raas’ to name a few. Nidhip Shah covered ‘Bollywood’, ‘Tatting’, ‘Wacking’, ‘Krump’ and ‘Urban Styles’ of western dance. Students were given assignments wherein they were asked to submit their one minute dance performance taught during the workshop. This workshop was well appreciated not only by the participants but also by the parents as it was on virtual ground and during evening hours. One week virtual dance workshop was co-ordinated by   Dr.Kruti Shah and Dr.Bhavna Parwani.

TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

Date: 5th September, 2020.

Highlights: Continuing with the mission to nurture the talent of young students, we organized competitions on virtual platform on the occasion of Teacher’s Day Celebrations.. Around 100 students participated in various competitions like Twitterature, Slam Poetry, E-Poster and Blogging Contest based on the theme of ‘Teacher’s Day’.

Winners

E-Poster Result                                 

1st       Sreelatha Nair             Sem 5 C

1st       Diya Mehta                 Sem 1 B

2nd      Ritika  Vaswani          Sem 3 D

2nd      Sandra Maria Jacob     Sem 5 C

3rd       Mansi Gupta              Sem 5 B

3rd       Darshi  Shah                Sem 3 D

TWITTERATURE RESULT

1st       AashviBarfiwala         Sem 1 A

2nd      AnishiShah                  Sem 1 D

2nd      Sneha  T.S                   Sem 5 D

3rd       Ipsita   Panda              Sem 3 C

SLAM POETRY                             

1st       Krishna   Vora              Sem 1 D

1st       Dwisha    Patel             Sem 1 A

2nd      VrishtiMalhotra             Sem 1 B

2nd      Vipasha Harjani            Sem 1 D

3rd       Shivansh Rawal            Sem 3 C

3rd       Karan  Sachdev            Sem 1 C

BLOGGING CONTEST                            

1st       SNEHA T.S.               Sem 5 D

2nd      DIYA SHAH             Sem 3 D

3rd       PRATHAM MAHESHWARI    Sem 1 B

3rd       SANDRA MARIA JACOB        Sem 5 C

VIRTUAL CHESS TRAINING AND TOURNAMENT

Date: 03rd September 2020, 06th September 2020

Highlights: Training session for Virtual Chess Tournament was held on 3rd September, 2020 by International rated chess player Mr.Ankit Dalal. He trained the students about the basics of chess, the virtual way of playing chess and even clarified the concept that chess is not all about black and white but it is about light and dark. Around 200 participants took the training and competed on 6th September, 2020.

Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) and Chess New District Association, Ahmedabad jointly organized Virtual Chess Tournament on 6th September, 2020.The participants of the tournament played 11 rounds with no knockouts. In all 622 games were played within 2 hrs. First four winners will get a chance of 10 free coaching session provided by International rated Chess Player.

Winners of Chess Tournament:

1st Geetika Achantani   Semester 5

2nd Shreeom Tiwari Semester 1
3rd  KandarpRajyaguru Semester 1

‘TALENT UNLIMITED 2020’

Date: 29th August, 2020

Highlights: Continuing with the mission to nurture the talent of young students, SMPIC provided the virtual platform through the online talent hunt ‘TALENT UNLIMITED 2020’. More than 200 students participated in various competitions like Singing, Instrumental Music, Folk Dance, Western Dance, Indian Classical Dance, Mono Acting, and Stand-Up Comedy. Students enthusiastically took part in various competitions and sent the videos of their performances for the final judgement. The winning entries shall receive prizes and certificates from the institute and a valuable opportunity to feature on the official social media platforms of SMPIC.

TALENT UNLIMITED: AN ONLINE TALENT HUNT

RESULT

WESTERN DANCE

1st       Dhweep shah

1st        Om Aliani

1st        Maitri Trivedi

2nd        Namya shah

2nd        Pratham Lodha

3rd        VanrajHemlani

3rd        Neonika Maheshwari

FOLK DANCE

1st        Gracy Mutta

2nd        Hiral Bhogesara

3rd        Krisha mandaliya

3rd        Vrishti Malhotra

3rd        Khushi Desai

CLASSICAL DANCE

1st        Sneha T.S (Sem 5)

2nd        VrishtiMaholtra (Sem-1)

MONOACTING

1st       Sakshi Singhvi

2nd      Kishan Desai

3rd       Pratham Maheshwari

3rd       Mahima Sharma

MIMICRY

1st       Ganesh

SINGING

1ST       Khushi Shah

2ND       Spandan Dholakia

2ND       Ipsita Panda

3RD         Daurav Krishnani

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

1ST       Neel Thakkar

1ST       Raj Katarmal

2ND       Gaurav Krishnani

2ND         Om Doshi

3RD       Sanjana Patel

FINE ARTS COMPETITIONS

Date : 15th August, 2020.

Highlights: SMPIC celebrated Independence Day in a unique way.
“Being Indian” an online Fine Arts competition had been organised by Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC).Students participated in various Artwork categories namely Rangoli, Poster Making, Painting, Collage Work, Photography, Face Painting and Tattooing on sub themes like (1) Atmanirbhar Bharat (2) Diversity is strength and (3) Indian Army.
Around 250 creative entries were submitted by Smpicites.

CATEGORY RANK NAME

SEME

STER

COLLAGE 1ST PREETI  RAMNANI 5
COLLAGE 2ND GOPAL SONI 5
COLLAGE 3RD PRIYANKA RAMNANI 5
COLLAGE 3RD TITHI PATEL 3
FACE PAINTING 1ST MUSKAN NAGDEV 3
FACE PAINTING 2ND DIYA MEHTA 1
FACE PAINTING 2ND ANUSHI JAIN 5
FACE PAINTING 3RD DIPANSHI RATHOD 1
FACE PAINTING 3RD IPSITA PANDA 3
PAINTING 1ST SANDRA MARIA JACOB 5
PAINTING 1ST PURVA OCHANI 5
PAINTING 1ST ZALAK JAIN 1
PAINTING 2ND KHUSHBOO KHESKANI 1
PAINTING 2ND DIMPLE SANGTANI 5
PAINTING 2ND CHAITRI SHAH 1
PAINTING 3RD DHYANI SONI 3
PAINTING 3RD KHUSHBOO KANJANI 5
PAINTING 3RD PRISHA PATEL 5
POSTER MAKING 1ST SANDRA MARIA JACOB 5
POSTER MAKING 1ST PRINCY KUBADIYA 1
POSTER MAKING 1ST PREETI RAMNANI 5
POSTER MAKING 2ND MUSKAN NAGDEV 3
POSTER MAKING 2ND TITHI PATEL 3
POSTER MAKING 2ND JASHVI JAIN 3
POSTER MAKING 3RD RITIKA VASWANI 3
POSTER MAKING 3RD TRUSHA THAKKER 5
POSTER MAKING 3RD MANSI GUPTA 5
RANGOLI 1ST URVASHI RAJPUT 5
RANGOLI 1ST RIYA HITEN SHAH 1
RANGOLI 1ST PREETI RAMNANI 5
RANGOLI 2ND KHUSHMI SHAH 1
RANGOLI 2ND PURVA OCHANI 5
RANGOLI 2ND JASHVI JAIN 3
RANGOLI 3RD MOHIT TIRTHANI 3
RANGOLI 3RD UNNATI MAJETHIA 1
TATTOOING 1ST PREETI RAMNANI 5
TATTOOING 2ND GOPAL SONI 5
TATTOOING 2ND PRIYANKA RAMNANI 5
PHOTOGRAPHY 1ST KARAN SACHDEV 1
2ND URVASHI RAJPUT 5

TOPIC: ‘LIFE BEYOND CHALLENGES’

Date: 5th August, 2020.

Speaker: Dr. Darshna Thakker, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Highlights:  Dr. Darshna Thakker is a practicing gynaecologist who is into teenage counselling. She talked on ‘Health and Happiness’ and how to cope up with the unprecedented situation of the pandemic as well as new normal during Covid 19. She focused on emotional well-being and gave tips on mental and physical fitness. Around 850 Students participated and enjoyed the session thoroughly.

GURUPURNIMA CELEBRATION

Date: 5th July, 2020.

Highlights: GLS University's Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) celebrates Gurupurnima every year with lots of pomp and fervour. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, this year physical celebration of Gurupurnima was not possible. So the students of SMPIC came up with the innovative idea of celebrating virtual Gurupurnima, in which the students had invited all the faculty members with a special invitation card and had planned various surprises for the faculties on video call. The event began with ritual of performing AARTI of all the faculties including the admin staff, followed by a TALK-SHOW, where some selected questions were asked to the faculty members. It was followed by a few singing performances by the students. Not only the faculties but the alumni were also invited for the celebration who remembered their college days and expressed their gratitude for the college and the faculties.

An online competition based on the theme of Gururpurnima was also organized where in more than 120 students participated in various categories like Drawing, Music, Dancing, Elocution, Story writing, Poetry writing, Rangoli etc. SMPIC's Virtual Gurupurnima was filled with love, respect and creativity.

Gurupurnima Online Competition Result

DRAWING
1st Maitri Malde
2nd Muskan
2nd Preeti Ramnani
3rd Neelam Jain

RANGOLI
1st Preeti Ramnani
2nd Urvashi Rajput

POETRY RECITATION
1st Mansi Gupta
2nd Sakshi Jain
3rd Mohit Tirthani

ELOCUTION
1st Kandarp Shukla
2nd Anushi Jain
3rd Khushbu Dhankani

DANCING
1st Dweep Shah
2nd Aakansha

SINGING
1st Ipsita Panda
2nd Jugal Shukla
3rd Disha Sharma

CARD MAKING
1st Krishna
1st Priyanka
2nd Girish Katariya
3rd Divya Jain
3rd Disha Tekwani

Para-Academic Activities 2019-20

• CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY under CWDC

The college celebrated International Women’s Day by organizing two functions:
1. “Phenomenal women - A tribute to womanhood” - An Award Function
In the award function, the college invited women stalwarts who have made their mark in their respective fields and have been very successful.
1. Dr. Darshini Vikram Shah - Director- Shalby Hospitals, Dental Cosmetologist and Surgeon, Shalby Dental Cosmetics & Implantology Centre.
2. Ms. Neepa Chatterjee, Founder Maaya - A dynamic professional with experience across the Retail, Sourcing and Hospitality.
3. Ms. Aishwarya Majmudar - An acclaimed Indian Singer, Hellaro Fame.
Ms. Vaibhavi Nanavati, Advocate, High Court of Gujarat and Member of Governing Body, GLS University was the Chairperson of the Function. The function was graced by Dr. B. H. Joshi, Pro-Vost,GLS University, Ms. Chandani Kapadia, COO, GLS University, Dr. Dharmesh Shah, Registrar, GLS University and Shri Vadibhai Patel, Dean, Student Youth and Welfare, GLS University.
Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit set the tone of the function by mentioning that GLS believes in encouraging and supporting women and promoting their status, the role of women in it is noteworthy because around 50% of students, 65% of faculties and our COO are women. He further said that girls with dreams become women with vision. According to him, the program is arranged not only to felicitate phenomenal women but also to give a message from the life of these women that trust you.
Dr. Chandni Kapadia, the COO of GLS University addressed the gathering with her brief introduction of all the dynamic women and their personalities. She continued by saying that in the so called Man's world, women will have to stop being a pushover and be complacent. She emphasized that in chess we have a queen that can go anywhere and go the furthest. It was invented in 6th century AD, the creators were in a way more forward than the so called modern world. She ended her speech with inspiring the future generations of successful women in the audience to stand up for themselves. She recited a beautiful poem glorifying womanhood written by her.
Ms. Vaibhavi Nanavati, Advocate, High Court of Gujarat and Member of Governing Body, GLS University, talked about putting aside the stereotypes and emphasized on importance of education for your own economic security. She also discussed the Supreme Court's initiative to include more women in the army while giving a reality check about the current statistics. She ended her speech with a nice observation: "Being compassionate doesn't mean she can't take hard decisions or be aggressive".
Our first awardee and dynamic personality Dr. Darshini Shah, Director of Shalby Hospital, believes that success is achieved by sacrifices, patience and discipline. She said that when one matches Hard work with sincerity they have a higher rate to be successful. She talked about her life journey and hardships faced by her on her road to success. For her, satisfaction of patient and gratitude is a prime factor and then at the end of the day the true euphoria is in making a difference in patients’ life. She asked the audience to learn from others mistake and realize that the "Pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret." She said that she was perfectionist which has led to have negative consequences. She told the audience to not be complacent and not cut corners. She said she wasn't a feminist because she had two males, her husband and her son who supported her and believed in her. She concluded her speech on a very positive note that one should find humility in success and courage in failure.
Our second awardee, Ms. Neepa Chatterjee, Founder Maaya - A dynamic professional with experience across the Retail, Sourcing and Hospitality, started her speech with an example if anyone wants a cup of coffee in a room of 5 men and 2 women, they'll expect the woman to get up and make the coffee and that is the lens through which they see our woman. She had a Bengali- Kashmiri upbringing and she lost her father at the age of 15. Her father taught her to make education the priority of life. She talked about her business journey from Lufthansa German airlines to Purchase Head for IKEA and now a Business Consultant where she teaches the Dos and Don'ts of Business. She listed some of the remarkable women and their achievements.
Our third awardee and dynamic personality Aishwarya Majmudar stated in her speech that she is fortunate enough to make music her priority and responsibility. She stated that her introduction to Womanhood - started with her mother's support and her father’s constant guidance. She said "I get to do what I like so I have to be responsible for my music". She said how her industry can be toxic at times, how she has to go through a lot and how she learns something new every day. She ended her speech with the statement: "You have to be best at what you do but you don't have to be better than anyone, just be better than yourself". She entertained the audience by singing few melodious songs. 300 students attended this function.

• 2. HIV AIDS AWARENESS PROGRAM

This program was organized by joint efforts of the Red Ribbon Club of Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC), Lions Club Perfection, Parivartan Foundation and Bhartiya Education Trust. Dr. Ambraish Tripathi was the backbone and coordinated the entire program. 15 pregnant HIV positive women were invited. The HIV positive lady can conceive and deliver healthy and HIV negative baby if due medical treatment is taken. The program intended to spread the message in the society that HIV positive patient can live long and healthy life if due care is taken. Babies delivered by HIV positive women who are HIV negative were also present and they were gifted with toys. Saris, makeup items, cereal kits, sweets, utensils and other gifts were given to the HIV positive women.

• FACETS 2020

The college celebrated its Annual Culfest - Facets 2020 at Pandit Deendayal Auditorium on 15th February 2020. In great style, the show was a blend of Music, Folk, Mime, Western Dance and Fashion. The theme of this year’s show was ‘Traditional ’. Shri Sudhir Nanavati, President, GLS University was the Guest of Honour. SMPIC Alumni Miss Riya Subodh, a famous Mumbai based model and Mr. Hemant Kotekar, a well-known dance choreographer were the judges of the event. More than 120 students participated in the show amidst the loud cheering of 1100 plus audience. The winners were
BEST MALE MODEL
1. Chirag Mali and Harsh Rajpurohit
2. Chirag Talreja and Rahul Raghani
3. Aman Shrivastav and Vanraj Hemlani

BEST FEMALE MODEL
1. Aditi Vyas and Kajal Murjani
2. SanyaTalreja and Shalini Mutta
3. Joyana Shah and Sanya Kishnani

BEST MALE DANCER
1. Dhweep Shah, Om Alani and Dhruv Gangwani
2. Jeel Sheth and Yash Shah
3. Vanraj Hemlani, Kevin Mehta and Sandeep Lalwani

BEST FEMALE DANCER
1. Maitry Trivedi and Prapti Thakkar
2. Purva Ochani
3. Shruti Choksi, Aangi Sanghvi and Akshita Patel

• CELEBRATION OF MAHATMA GANDHI WEEK

The college celebrated ‘Gandhian Week’ from 27th January to 1st February, 2020, that aimed at teaching and instilling the Gandhian thoughts and values to the students in a practical and interesting way through various events.

• A Lecture on Gandhian values

On 27th January, 2020, a lecture on Gandhian Values was delivered by the Chief Guest of the function, Shri Vadibhai Patel, Dean, Student Welfare, GLS University. He narrated many incidents from Gandhiji's life which portrayed his ideals of Satya, Ahimsa and Untouchability.

• Film Screening (A Documentary film related to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi)

On 28th January, 2020, a screening of 2 episodes of Jawaharlal Nehru's "Bharat Ek Khoj" which was on Air on Doordarshan in the year 1988, was organized.

• Gandhian Quiz (A Quiz competition for students, based on Gandhiji’s life and works)

On 29th January, 2020, the college organised a Gandhian quiz in order to make students learn about the life of Gandhiji.

• Homage and Tribute to Gandhiji

On 30th January, 2020, the 72nd death anniversary of Gandhiji, the students and faculty members of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) paid homage to Gandhiji by maintaining silence for 2 minute and taking a collective pledge to follow and observe the values upheld by Gandhiji.

• A Visit to Gujarat Vidyapith

On 31st January, 2020, the college organized a visit to Gujarat Vidyapith which was established by Gandhiji in 1920 and is presently functioning on his principles and guidelines.

• Exhibition on Gandhian values and philosophy

On 1st February, 2020, the college organised a Class Cleanliness and Exhibition Competition amongst FY, SY & TY students wherein they showcased the life, philosophy and works of Gandhiji through act, posters and exhibition. On the same day, Children and their teachers from Municipal school no. 26 & 7 were given Fun Ride in the cars of faculty members and were brought to the college campus. They were given various gifts. Students organized a Musical Programme and games for the children and took them for a campus visit. At the end they were treated with delicious food and ice-cream. Shri Sudhir Nanavati, President, GLS University also remained present at the occasion. He witnessed the exhibition and gave gifts and spent time with children. He appreciated the event aimed at inculcating Gandhiji’s values in the young students.

• INAUGURATION OF 31ST ROAD SAFETY WEEK AT GLS UNIVERSITY

The 31st Road Safety Week, 2020, an initiative of the Government of Gujarat, kick started with a grand Inauguration function jointly organised by Ahmedabad City (Traffic) Police and RTO, Ahmedabad with the support of GLS University and Heart Foundation and Research Institute on 11th January, 2020. Well-co-ordinated by the Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) of GLS University, the Inaugural function took place at the GLS University sports ground. Dignitaries like Shri Ashish Bhatia, Police Commissioner, Ahmedabad City, Shri L. P. Padaliya, Road safety Commissioner, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri J. R. Muthaliya, Joint Commissioner, Ahmedabad, Dr. Nitin Sumant Shah, Chairman, Heart Foundation, Dr. Tejal Dalal, Dr. B. H. Joshi, Provost, GLS University, Dr. Ashwin Purohit, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, GLS University and many other top level officers of Police department were present at the function.
In his welcome speech, Shri J. R. Muthaliya, Joint Commissioner, Ahmedabad, explained the importance of traffic safety rules and appealed the youth to adhere to the rules laid down by the Government as they are in the interest of their families as well as the country. Shri L. P. Padaliya, Road safety Commissioner, Govt. of Gujarat, gave disturbing data about the casualties caused by road accidents and explained the importance of following of traffic rules to the young people. He also added that the mind set of today’s youth who find the breaking of traffic rules thrilling, and take pride in it, needs to be changed. He insisted on preserving of the most valuable asset of this country i.e. youth. Expressing his views on the occasion, Shri Ashish Bhatia, Commissioner of Police, Ahmedabad City, gave an account of the steps being taken by the Government and the Police Department to help citizens follow traffic rules. He mentioned about the additional measures like various sophisticated equipment, use of modern technology and various awareness drives along with stringent penalties and other provisions. He also appealed the citizens to follow the traffic rules and regulations. Dr. Nitin Sumant Shah, Chairman, Heart Foundation, who is working towards the welfare of the police personnel, also expressed his concern in the matter and gave some valuable suggestions. He also donated 10,000 masks for traffic constables. Dr. Tejal Dalal informed the audience about the importance of ophthalmic health and Mrs. Bhavana Chhabaria from ‘Shatayu’ NGO explained the importance of organ donation. Among other programmes were a demonstration of the importance of using the right kind of helmet in a correct way, the performance of a Skit on the theme of Road Safety by a team of NCC cadets and a Pledge to follow the measures of road safety. At the end, a few police personnel were felicitated for their outstanding work in the field of road safety and traffic during last year. The function ended with flagging off to start the Bike Rally by the Traffic Police Department to spread awareness about Traffic rules and Road safety.

• CELEBRATION OF MANAGEMENT WEEK

The college organized a week long “Management Fest” powered by Wagh Bakri from 28th December, 2019 to 4th January, 2020 encompassing varied national level events, seminar and competitions like National Conference on “Creativity, Innovation and Technology For Sustainable Growth and Development of Indian Economy”, Management Games Competitions, Meet the Entrepreneur, Visit to Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Life managing session conducted by Sadhu Vivekjeevandas. A two day National Level Management Festival “INNOVISION- INNOVATE WITHIN YOU" was organized on 3rd and 4th January, 2020, wherein teams from various colleges across India competed with each other in different management competitions. In the inaugural function, Dr. Dharmesh Shah, Registrar, GLS University graced the occasion. He said that GLS believes in Innovision. GLS University has an incubation centre and 40 start-ups to its credit. According to him society and technology are progressing and if you will not upgrade yourself, you will not survive in the market.
The Chief Guest for the inaugural function was Shri Sunil Shah, Founder & Trustee, Gujarat Innovation Society. He said that change is the only constant. He further said that it's a myth that only science students can make innovisions. Everyone is an innovator here. All we have to do is to inculcate the culture of innovation to the youth. But there is a huge difference between innovision and innovation. Innovation is to innovate a new thing, innovision is modification in the innovation. Innovision is all about understanding a task from 360° and trying to save the resources. At the end he made the students take the oath that each one in the auditorium shall innovate something and be an innovator.
The two days long festival included various management competitions like Chronical Analysis (Case Study), The Gate Way To Your Start-Up (Business Plan), Corporate Robinhood (CSR Initiative), Game Of Brands (Ad Making), The Man With A Plan (CEO’S Challenge), Demystifying Financial Statement (Balance Sheet Crunching), Continuous Crisis Committee, Beyond The Screen, Buzzbee(Business Quiz) and Kurukshetra(Management Games) wherein teams from different colleges competed. The Festival culminated on 4th January, 2020. Dr. B.H Joshi, provost, GLS University graced the Valedictory Function as a Chief Guest. The winners of the two days National Management Festival are:
Champions- Faculty of Business Management (NRBBA), GLS University.
1st Runners up – R. A. Podar College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai.
2nd Runners up – Faculty of Commerce (GLSIC), GLS University.
More than 100 students participated in different management competitions designed to sharpen the marketing skills. The two days journey created memorable experiences for all the participants which they will cherish forever. Excellent feedback was received from participants and professors of different colleges which was shared by Prof. Hemant Solanki from R.A. PODAR College, Mumbai and students of M. S. University.

CHARITY / DAYS CELEBRATION 2019-20

DATE DAY CELEBRATION CHARITY
25/12/2019  

Visit to the School of Deaf and Dumb

Around 70 students from SY and TY B.Com. (Hons.) along with Faculty members visited the School for Deaf and Dumb. They spent fun time with them and distributed snacks, sweets and gifts. Students also celebrated Christmas with them with music games and dance.

26/12/2019 Go Green &No Vehicle Day
Students and staff used bicycle / public transport and Tree Plantation was also carried out.

Visit to Children Cancer Ward, Civil Hospital.

Students and Faculty members visited the children’s cancer ward and distributed toys, gifts and snacks to the kid patients.

27/12/2019 No Tobacco /Group Day
Students represented a theme in a Group with the help of costumes, props and posters.

Visit to Prakash AndhKanya Vidhyalay

Students and Faculty members visited the organisation and spent fun time with them. The visually impaired girls were given gifts and entertained with music performances. The girls also participated enthusiastically.

30/12/2019 Signature Day Visit to Old Age Home
Students and Faculty members visited the Old Age Home and spent quality time with the elderly people. Gifts and utility kits were distributed to them and they were entertained with music and light games.
31/12/2019 Executive Day
Dress Code: Executive
“Meet the Entrepreneur”:
Interaction with successful entrepreneurs
 

• MOVIE CLUB

A special screening of Hellaro movie was organised under the auspices of Movie Club son 18th December, 2019 at Time Cinema CG square. Cast, Crew and Director Abhishek Shah was present during the screening and interacted with the audience. The cast included many students of Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) who were trained in the Theatre Workshop of the college.
Hellaro is the first Gujarati movie to bag the honour of Best Feature Film at National level. All the 13 female actresses from the film also won the Special Jury Award for their performances. Hellaro is the first Gujarati Film selected as the opening film at the Indian Panorama during the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and is also India’s entry in the best debut film award category at the festival. Based on a folklore, set in a remote village in Kutch in 1975, Hellaro explores the idea of freedom through dance (garbo) while highlighting other poignant issues. The film was enjoyed by the staff and students.

• YOUTH PARLIAMENT OF INDIA

The college participated in Youth Parliament of India organized in Ahmedabad on 23rd November 2019. The parliament was graced by Shri. Vijay Rupani Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri. Amit Shah Home Minister of India, Smt. Smriti Irani (Youngest Cabinet Minister) Union Minister of Human Resource Management and Union Minister of Textiles, Actor Arjun Rampal and Actor Manoj Joshi. The event was witnessed by 75 students along with faculty members Dr. Devyani Chatterji and Dr. Jaimin Patel. The students participated enthusiastically in the question answer session.

• CELEBRATION OF 150THBIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MAHATMA GANDHI

On 2nd October, the college celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi under 'Forum for Gandhian Philosophy'. The celebration was full of different activities like songs, quiz, on the spot elocution, games, poster making, cartooning and collage making based on themes of Gandhian ideology. The celebration also included two motivating talks. The first speaker Dr. Bhalchandra Joshi, Provost of GLS University and a veteran academician, spoke about the importance of Gandhiji's thoughts on education. The second speaker for the day was Retired Brigadier Jahangir Anklesharia. He spoke about "Values of freedom and role of Indian military in post-independence era and described various heart-touching and motivating incidents from the lives of Army men". To pay tribute to Gandhiji, members of the Forum also cleaned the campus. Along with this, an exhibition of books of Gandhiji was organised in the college library. The guests as well as the students visited the library and were inspired by the books on Gandhiji.

• CELEBRATION OF UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD DAY

Swami Vivekananda Study Circle organised a function to celebrate Universal Brotherhood Day on 12thSeptember, 2019 in the college. Universal Brotherhood Day is observed to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s famous speech delivered on September 11, 1893 in Chicago to the delegates of the World Parliament of Religions. On this occasion, Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit shared an experience of Vivekananda’s life and said “Even though Swami Vivekanada felt nervous initially addressing the large gathering of seven thousand people at the World’s Religions in Chicago, he bowed to Saraswati and began his speech by addressing all the gathered as “Sisters and brothers of America” for which he received a two minute standing ovation from the crowd”. The function was graced by Dr. Amiben Upadhyay, the Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad, Prof. Janki Vaidya and many volunteers from Swami Vivekananda Kendra. Dr. Ami delivered an informative session on the values and preaching of Swami Vivekananda on this occasion. She talked about acceptance, tolerance, equality, truthfulness and spiritual intelligence emphasized by Vivekananda the most. Students were shown a Suryanamaskar video clip at the end of the session.

• VISIT TO GANDHI ASHRAM

To make the students aware of Gandhiji’s lifestyle and to promote his thoughts in young minds, a visit to Gandhi Ashram was organized on 23rd August, 2019. Around 40 students participated in the event.

• ONE DAY INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO AMUL CHOCOLATE PLANT, ANAND AND LAXMI TOOR DAL FACTORY, VASAD

The College believes in imparting quality education beyond four walls of the classroom. To acquaint the students about the practical challenges that organizations face in the business world, the college organized One Day Industrial visit to Amul Chocolate Plant, Anand and Laxmi Toor Dal Factory, Vasad on 13th August, 2019 for Semester 1 students. The students were taken to the fully automated Amul Chocolate Plant at Mogar (Anand) wherein they understood the practical nuances of its operation. As a token of remembrance, 100 students were given chocolate bars at the plant. After lunch, students visited Laxmi Toor Dal factory in Vasad wherein they saw the process of the making of Toor dal in fully automated plant. The fi¬nished product of the dal comes out in 4 ounce packing for the foreign market. This plant has a daily capacity of 100 tonnes of production. The students had a great learning experience as these visits gave students greater clarity about various management concepts as they practically saw how these concepts are put into action. The students were accompanied by the faculty members. The visit was coordinated by Dr. Bimal Solanki.

• BLOOD DONATION CAMP

Faculty Of Commerce, GLS University in association with Red Cross Society organised a Blood Donation Camp on 9th August,2019 in the college campus which was open for all. Many youngsters actively participated in the same and donated blood for the cause and 70 units of blood were received. The camp was successful and not only the students, but also the faculty members actively participated in the same.

• WOMEN EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR UNDER CWDC

The college organised a two day seminar on ‘Women Empowerment’ under Collegiate Women Development Committee on 8th & 9thAugust, 2019, in GLS Auditorium, with a strong commitment to empower women, improve the quality of life for women and build stronger economies. Ms. Vaibhaviben Nanavati, a renowned lawyer, High Court of Gujarat was the Chief Guest for the Inaugural Function. The experts for the two days were: Dr. Darshana Thakkar (Gynaecologist & Wellness Expert) – Get What You Want in life & Dr. Janki Bavishi (Gynaecologist) – PCOS Awareness Talk & Common Health Issues of Girls. Dr. Ashwin Purohit, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, rightly said that the main purpose of the activities is to sharpen the young minds for their holistic development. He set the tone of the seminar by quoting Eleanor Roosevelt, “A woman is like a tea bag - you don’t know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.” The Chief Guest of the function, Ms.Vaibhavi Nanavati, motivated the girl students by stating that a woman is a born entrepreneur and she can get whatever she wants in life by her willpower. She further told that life is not a march past where the man and woman have to be ahead of each other but this life is full of questions where you have to answer it by yourself and the women have to stand up for themselves or else there will be no one to help them. She said that this two day workshop on “Women Empowerment” gave a strong message of a woman's strong willingness to achieve her goal by being fi¬t and healthy and thus contributing to the society. Dr. Darshana Thakkar, a well-known Gynaecologist and Wellness Expert, delivered an engaging and enthusing session on “Get What You Want in life”. She explained the students that empowerment is not earning money but keeping yourself ahead of everyone and realising your worth by giving example of Late Sushma Swaraj as an exemplary leader. She also quoted Mahatma Gandhi "The path I know is very narrow. My mind wants to go there but my body doesn't. The journey is difficult and full of hurdles but I will pass it.” On 9th August, 2019, Dr. Janki Bavishi, Gynaecologist, Bavishi Fertility Institute emphasized on the importance of women's health during different stages of life and how it is unfair that she still has to fi¬ght for her mere existence. Dr. Bavishi discussed the emotional and physical changes a woman goes through at different stages of her life and how she can maintain her health by taking proper care of herself by consuming healthy diet and doing regular exercise. She threw light on the fact that emotional and physical health is interconnected and how one affects the other. She also talked about preservation of fertility and family planning by using various methods. She held a detailed session on PCOS and the hormonal imbalance caused by it. At the end, the students posed many questions which were answered in detail by Dr. Bavishi. The seminar was attended by faculty members and more than 250 girl students.

• VISIT TO RADIO CITY STATION (91.1 FM)

A group of 55 students along with faculty visited Radio City Station (91.1 FM) on 3rd August 2019. They had an interactive session with RJ Harshil in which they learnt Time Management and the role of an RJ in the society. They also learnt the lessons of Radio Jockeying.

• PHOTOGRAPHY AND FINEARTS WORKSHOP

The college organized Photography and Fine Arts workshop under Fine Arts club which was coordinated by Prof. Rajul Goenka. Both the workshops commenced on 22nd July, 2019. Around 60 students were enrolled in these workshops. Under Photography workshop, Mr. Ronik Shah from TCIL conducted a session wherein he discussed variety of photography like wild life, event, commercial, commodity, wedding, fashion, food, journalism photography etc. The second day of photography workshop was conducted by Mr. Rishi Goenka, a specialist in commercial photography, wedding photography and creative advertisements. The basics of Photography were covered whereby he explained about various lenses like Standard, Wide Angle, Telephoto, Macro and Prime lenses and their application. Moreover, he also taught three aspects of camera namely shutter speed, ISO and Apparatus. Further he talked about different cameras like mirror camera and mirror less camera. Symposium of renowned press photographers was organized under Photography workshop. Shri Sureshbhai Mistry from Gujarat Samachar, Shri Pankaj Shukla from Navgujarat Samay and Shri Sanjaybhai from Sandesh were invited. On the last day of Photography workshop, Mr Rishi Goenka threw light on how to improve the pictures. A competition was also planned and prizes were given to best photos clicked during the workshop. Over all it was a very interactive and interesting workshop. The Fine arts workshop was conducted by Mr. Mayank Bhatt, a graphic designer and visiting faculty at CEPT. Art of Poster Making was covered in the workshop. Students were given topics like Educate Girl Child, Save Water, Save Earth and Heritage Tourism. On the second day of the workshop, students were taught the art of Collage Making by Mr. Bhatt. Topics were Fire, Landscape and River. On the fourth day, activity of Face painting was conducted by a well-known artist Mr. Sachin. He elaborated on the topic ‘CONTRAST’ in such a way that it showed the contrast between any two subjects like ice-¬re, happy- sad, positive-negative etc. on the face. Mr. Sachin gave topics on the spot for creating body tattooing within a stipulated time. He also solved various queries of the students.
Workshop on Body Tattooing was conducted by Mr. Sachin Gaud. The topic was to spread social awareness about ‘Say No to Smoking and Alcohol’. The workshop turned out to be successful and an enjoyable experience.

• GURUPURNIMA – A TRIBUTE TO BELOVED TEACHERS

Faculty members, honoured all the teachers with a memento and beautifully decorated the college as well as the staff¬ room with their photographs to surprise them. They even had a pre-celebration of Gurupurnima wherein they gifted the teachers sweets beautifully wrapped up with a lovely message on the previous day. On the day of Gurupurnima, the students performed Aarti of all the faculties as they are considered as gurus in India. All the faculty members along with Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit cut the cake. He blessed the students as well as appreciated them for continuing the tradition of Gurupurnima. He even said that teachers are revered in Indian tradition but at the same time lots of responsibility of moulding the youth and showing them the right direction to students rests on their shoulders. He even wished a successful future to all the students. In the end, students also dedicated a song to their faculty members and thanked them for everything.

• WESTERN DANCE WORKSHOP

The college organised Western Dance and Grooming Workshop from 13th to 22nd July, 2019. Around 100 semester 1 students from our college actively participated in this workshop. The workshop began with a 10 minutes loosening and warm up session to make the freshers get into the grooves. They were given theoretical and practical training about various dance forms like Hip hop, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, salsa, crumping, fusion and Bollywood by ace choreographer Mr. Nidhip Shah. They were also made to dance on the given steps in the smaller groups of 3-4 each to bring out the ¬finesse. Mr. Nidhip said “Dance is an expression, only 10% of the dance is showcased on the stage and the rest 90% is all about the passion for dance.” Mr. Keyur Desai, the international fame fashion choreographer, shared his success story and practically demonstrated how to walk on the ramp. He gave one to one tips to all the aspiring models and laid emphasis on body language and con¬fidence. Ms. Khushnum Avari, Director, Panache Academy of Air hostess training, shared her experience as an industry expert. She laid stress on formal grooming of male and female. She also told the students to invest in themselves. It was a very interactive session in which students also put up their queries to which Ms. Khushnum responded with great zeal and enthusiasm. The ramp walk training was given by Mr. Chakshu Chauhan, an event planner and fashion choreographer at Efesto events. He explained the students how well balanced one should be to depict the confi¬dence and attitude while walking the ramp. He also explained the importance of listening to different genres of music to pick up the correct beat and start walking. He also made the girls wear heels and walk con¬fidently. The Western dance workshop was coordinated by Dr. Bhavna Parwani, Dr. Bimal Solanki and Dr. Aashal Bhatt.

• THEATRE WORKSHOP

The college every year organizes “ABHIVYAKTI: a fi¬nishing workshop in theatre”, for the first year students wherein they learn basics of theatre, music, dance, creative writing and stagecraft. Various aspects of drama, including acting, voice modulation, breathing control and reflex enhancing are taught. The purpose of the workshop is not only to stimulate students’ creativity but sensitize them towards various issues. On day 1, we had Mr. Vishal Shah, an ex-SMPICite who has written and directed around 21 productions as an expert. The students indulged in different activities which helped them to develop observation, rhythm and helped them to shed inhibitions about theatre. On day 2, Shri Rajoo Barot, an NSD graduate, a mentor at ‘Ahmedabad Mentor Group’ and a veteran actor, talked to students about the Natyashashtra, Bhavai form of drama and famous Indian playwrights and their famous plays. He informed students that “To be an actor you have to learn mudras and sing songs. For an actor, it is necessary to keep his body flexible.” On the 3rd day of theatre workshop, Shri Kabir Thakore, convener of Rangmandal a 75 year old theatre group, writer & director of more than 15 plays, made students understand the difference between theatre and cinema. On 4th Day, Mr. Jaimil Joshi, Show producer, Red FM and Mr. Harsh Thakkar, RJ Red FM, both ex-SMPICites taught voice modulation to students. Mr. Jaimil Joshi informed them about the four main aspects of controlling voice and it's combination of pitch i.e. High pitch high volume, High pitch low volume, Low pitch low volume, Low pitch high volume. The students also learned to speak same dialogues in different ways. RJ Harsh taught the students about the power of imagination. He taught them how different types of characters can come up from a single situation. On the last day of workshop, the students were taken on a visit to Thakorebhai Desai Hall, Law Garden to give them a live experience of theatre by Mr. Abhinay Banker. The Theater workshop was conceptualised by Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit and was coordinated by CA Dr. Sneha Master and Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

• FOLK DANCE WORKSHOP

The college organised series of workshops to polish and nurture the hidden talents. The kick start to the series was a 6 day long workshop for Folk Dance from 1st July to 6th July, 2019. Total 70 students participated in the workshop with lot of enthusiasm. Folk dance helps to preserve the cultural unity of the people. People have been doing folk dances for hundreds of years and there is value keeping that tradition alive. And with the same motive our college organised this workshop of Folk dance for the students, in which various experts came to teach students Garba. From basic to advance everything was taught to the students including various techniques of garba which can never be seen in the clubs, di¬fferent positions and even the minute details were taken care of. Students also learnt how folk dance inculcate discipline, dedication and love of art in one's mind. Various award holders and celebrities spared their valuable time for the students and solved their queries in order to make them learn what folk dance is all about. The 1st day of workshop was conducted by Choreographer Kuldeep Shukla who taught the students basics of Taali, Chapti and Be Taali. On the second day of workshop, prestigious Gaurav Puraskar award winners Shree Bharat Baria and Shree Akshay Patel gave lessons of Tran Taali, Hinch and showed the glimpse of Kalripayattu dance form. The 3rd day was conducted by Gaurav Puraskar Awardee Smt. Niyati Dave who imparted information of Prachin Garba Sanskriti and gave its practical demonstration. The 4th day of the workshop was conducted by choreographer Dr. Kruti Paritosh & Shree Yash Sagra, an alumni of SMPIC and a folk dancer. They provided training on importance of body posture, eye movements and expressions, and also taught variations of Be Taali and different steps to be performed in Navratri. On the 5th day, Shree Kuldeep Shukla taught Raas to the students. On the last day of the workshop renowned alumni of SMPIC Shree Jaimil Joshi (show producer RED FM), RJ Harsh Thakkar (RED FM) and Dancer Utsav Solanki discussed the combination and implementation of creativity, acting and vigour for the unique folk dance performances with the students. The new batch of the college participated with a passion and zeal with senior folk dancers throughout the workshop. The folk dance workshop was conceptualised by Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit and was coordinated by Dr. Kruti Paritosh Shah.

• MUSIC WORKSHOP

The Music workshop, the fi¬rst of its kind, was a comprehensive workshop including various aspects of music conducted at College from 1st to 6th July, 2019. Singing sessions were engaged by Shri Prahar Vora who gave the idea about the basics of ‘sur’, ‘taal’ and various ‘ragas’. He also taught various techniques for ‘sur correction’, ‘breathing’ and ‘riyaz’ to the students. Shri Munjal Mehta acquainted the participants with various ‘Tabla – Taals’ and discussed the importance of rhythm in music. Ms. Yatri Sheth conducted the melody instrument session. She introduced various aspects of Piano and guitar playing and their importance in music. She explained the concept of ‘Chords’ in music and taught the students to sing with chords and also to play them on various instruments. Shri Akul Raval, who has invented over 100 percussion instruments himself, talked about the unconventional and new rhythm instruments. He introduced various western beats and explained their signifi¬cance in music. Shri Harshit Acharya talked about the technical aspects of music. He talked about sound designing, balancing, various types of mics and sound systems etc. He also informed students about various technicalities of studio recording and digital music production. On the last day, students presented their performances and Shri Prahar Vora solved some of their queries and gave them suggestions regarding their performances. More than 30 students very enthusiastically participated in the workshop and expressed their feelings of having added a great value to their budding talents. The music workshop was coordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra.

• YOGA MEDITATION SESSION conducted at Faculty of Commerce (B.com Hons.)

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organised a guided Yoga Meditation Session for students to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of founder Paramahansa Yogananda on 28th June,2019. Yoga Meditation Session was conducted by Ms. Rageshree Kannan, Dr. Nita Desai, Dr. Manroop Dhingra, Mr. Chatursingh Chauhan and Mr. Prahlad Patel in which students practiced guided meditation, chanting, visualisation, affirmation, a scientific healing technique for the well being of body, mind and spirit along with a closing prayer for world peace and brotherhood. Students learnt practical scientific techniques to increase their concentration and be peaceful in tense and stressful situations they face. Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit addressed the students on the occasion and explained them numerous benefits of Yoga and Meditation to create health, prosperity and happiness in life.


































































Para-Academic Activities

• FACULTY OF COMMERCE BIDS FAREWELL TO ITS FIRST BATCH..!!

12th April, 2018 was a special day for both, the institute and for the students. As the institute prepared to say a formal ‘good bye’ to its first graduating batch under the celebrated banner of GLS University, there were mixed feelings in the atmosphere. The emotions like pride, pleasure and pain, prevailed together as Faculty of Commerce was ready to present before the world, the smart and sensitive graduates prepared under GLS University. The students were also overheard discussing, how they would miss the college days and that they couldn’t believe their precious three years passed in no time. A grand farewell function was organised on 12th April, 2018. The students as well as the faculty members were eagerly looking forward to the function which was fun-filled with music, dance and a lot of enjoyment. The pain of parting was soothed by the pleasing and entertaining atmosphere. Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit blessed the students with the best wishes for their bright future. Students expressed their gratitude for the institute and conveyed their determination to spread the glory of GLS University. The function concluded with delicious delicacies in the dinner.

• VISIT TO GUJARAT VIDHYAPITH

A group of students from the Faculty of Commerce NSS Division had an educational visit at Gujarat’s iconic institution Gujarat Vidhyapith on 15th February 2018, to understand the different teaching methods and activities carried out besides brilliant academics. The students were also fortunate to have an interactive session with the Vice Chancellor of Vidhyapith which was informative and motivating.

• FACETS 2018

Faculty of Commerce celebrated its Annual Culfest - Facets 2018 at Pandit Dindayal Auditorium on 3rd February 2018. In great style the show was a blend of Music, Western Dance and Fashion. The theme of this year’s show was ‘INDIAN CULTURE’.

Shri Sudhir Nanavati, President, GLS University was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Paresh Pahuja : ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ Actor, model and GLS Alumni graced the occasion. Ms. Riya Subodh : India’s next Model Season 3 winner and GLS Alunmi and Ms. Babita Sharma were the judges of the event.

Mr. Paresh Pahuja, Ms. Riya Subodh and Ujjwal Shah (Student of SEM-II) were felicitated by the college for their extra ordinary achievements.

More than 100 students participated in the show amidst the loud cheering of 1000 plus audience.

WINNERS:
BEST MALE DANCER
1st: Pankil Parikh
2nd: Abhishekh Badarshahi
3rd: Siddharth Parekh & Varun Soni

BEST FEMALE DANCER
1st: Prapti Thakar & Maitry Trivedi
2nd: Aayushi Thakkar
3rd: Disha Shetty & Monika Singhania

BEST MALE MODEL
1st: Shanker Khemani
2nd: Malav Choksi
3rd: Kunal Motiani

BEST FEMALE MODEL
1st: Aalisha & Nidhi Solanki
2nd: Pranali Brahambhatt & Khushali Soni & Dhruvi Modi
3rd: Harpreet Kaur & Dimple Panchal

• INSTITUTIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL VISIT

The Faculty of Commerce, GLS University organized an institutional and industrial visit to the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and Mother Dairy on 31st January 2018. 50 students from the college were the part of this visit. It was a very informative visit as the expert faculties from the Institute and also the director of the Institute interacted with the students about need of entrepreneurship and differences between entrepreneurship and management. Several other topics like government schemes and initiatives about promoting entrepreneurship in India and the need to do so were also discussed. On the same day post lunch students along with the faculty Prof. Vijay Tripathi visited the Mother Dairy plant at Gandhinagar. This visit was significant as the students understood the practical applications of mass production management as well as the decision-making skills and production management skills. The students visited several branches in the dairy which manufactured several products like different varieties of milk, several types of ice cream, the milk powder preparation and also the flavored bottled milk. The students also understood the need of different types of packaging for local and export products.

• COMMEMORATION OF MARTYR’S DAY

GLS University’s Faculty of Commerce celebrated Martyrs’ day on 30th January 2018 by inviting Mrs Lata Parmar from Gandhi Ashram who enlightened the gathering with several lesser known facts and events of Gandhian Era. The lecture was followed by Discussion Forum wherein students discussed and expressed their views on Gandhian Philosophy.

• PARTICIPATION IN NSS MOCK PARLIAMENT

On 28 January, 2018 students of GLS UNIVERSITY participated in “NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME MOCK PARLIAMENT” organized by State NSS Cell, Department of Higher Education, Government of Gujarat and NSS Regional Directorate, Ministry of Youth affairs & Sports, Government of India at KCG, Ahmedabad. The mock parliament was conducted to make the students aware of the work and code of conduct performed in Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha for passing bills of almost all the fields like Ministry of science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Education. All the procedures were followed in the mock parliament consisting of Speaker of the House, the ruling party, the opposition party and all the ministries. Hetvi shah student of Faculty of Commerce was the Speaker of the House and Gaurav sharma was the Deputy Speaker of the House. Formal discussions and debate sessions were performed upon the issues of Gujarat State for all the fields. Around 200 NSS volunteers of 25 universities participated in the mock parliament. The mock parliament was conducted under the guidance of NSS Regional director Kamalkumar kar Sir and State NSS officer Dr. R.K. Patel Sir.

•  NSS Volunteers Once again Shine at Sabarmati Festival 2018 – 2nd Edition

Trustee of Sabarmati Festival Edition 2, Mrs. Anar Patel and Mr.Vanrajsingh Chawda along with their organizing team came at GLS Auditorium on 16th January, 2018 to provide brief about the event, and invited NSS VOLUNTEERS to manage the Festival at Sabarmati Riverfront Event Center.The mega event started from 17th January 2018 till 21st January 2018. Around 150 volunteers from F.O.C (SMPIC) participated in the entire 5 days event. Reporting time for all the volunteers was from 4 pm till 10 pm. There were 5 core teams named A,B,C,D,E which included sub teams under the core team. Mainly duties which were assigned to the students were at Back Stage, VVIP Area, Normal area, Art gallery, Green rooms, Monuments, Food Court and so on. Each and every team got a chance to manage all the sections of the Festival. Volunteers were provided with refreshments and Dinner. On account of this the volunteers managed and displayed their great management skills. The organizers appreciated the efforts of the volunteers and showed their gratitude towards greater participation in all the events. This whole event was guided by Dean. Dr.Ashwin Purohit and co-ordinated by Prof. Vijay Tripathi.

• MOTIVATIONAL SEMINAR

Faculty of Commerce has invited Miss. Anita Henestrosa for conducting session on youth motivation on 16/1/2018 at GLS Auditorium. She is on a mission called The Mapit30K mission which is to empower the youth to create their map to success in school and become their own leader in life. Anita’s goal is to inspire 30K students in 30 nations in 330 days. She travelled at so many places in world like Nepal, China, USA, Canada, India and conducted sessions for youth motivation. Anita gives motivational speeches to thousands of students worldwide. Anita works hard to bring a fun, inspiring and memorable experience to your school. Each presentation is always customized to meet the interests of your students and your goals. She is from Switzerland and she gave 3 steps for achieving goal easily...

  1. Map your dream
  2. Achieve it with growth mindset
  3. Persist with team.

• PCOS AWARENESS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM

Faculty of Commerce organized ‘PCOS Awareness and Education Program for Girls’ under CWDC in association with The Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India, Mumbai, on 9th January, 2018, Tuesday. This informative session was conducted by Dr. Sheetal Punjabi MBBS, MD – Obstetrics &Gynaecologist and DGO. The topics covered in the program were Lifestyle related issues like PCOS, Obesity etc., Menstrual Disorders, Common Problems faced by Young Girls & how best to cope up with these changes and General Wellbeing - Nutrition, exercises & healthy eating habits etc. The program helped young girls develop positive attitude, feel confident & proud of themselves towards growing up early in life. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a common hormonal problem in young girls. 100 girls were benefitted by the program.

• CELEBRATION OF DAYS & CHARITY WEEK

Sr.No. Date Day Celebration
(8 to 11 am)
Charity Activity
(11AM)
1 25/12/1017
Christmas
- Visit to the School for the deaf and dumb kids
Behra Munga Ni Shala, Ashram Road.Timings - 11 AM
Distribution: Notebooks, Pen, pencils in a Pouch, Some Dry Snack and Ice Cream.
Activity: a musical programme, dance and games.
2 26/12/2017 Theme/Group day Visit to Municipal School
Municipal School No. 26, Ambawadi. Timings - 11 AM
There were around 160 children in the school
-Distribution: wafers, biscuits, Toy, stationery items to 160 Municipal School children.
-Activity: a musical program and games for the kids.
3 27/12/2017 Signature Day Visit to Children Cancer ward, Civil Hospital Timings – 9.00 am
There were around 40 children patients in ward and 60 children in OPD.
-Distribution: Game kits and biscuits to them.
-Activity: talked and played with them.
4 28/12/2017 Traditional Day Visit to Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh
Timings- 11.00 am
-Distribution: ornaments for 18 girls for stage performance , pulses, grains, tea , cakes, wafers, biscuits
-Activity: Antakshari , music band, housie, games, etc.
5 29/12/2017 Go Green/No Vehicle Day Blanket distribution Timings - 5.30 am
-Distribution - blankets to footpath dwellers
-Route – Aayojannagar , Jivraj Mehta hospital , Vasna , Shivranjni , IIM , Doordarshan tower road.
6 30/12/2017 Executive Day/ Class Beautification Celebration of New year eve with Municipal school children Venue- FACULTY OF COMMERCE College Campus
Timings - 8.30 am
-Distribution: stationery kit, santa cap, toys
-Activity: served food, sports, dance.

• VOTING AWARENESS DRIVE BY Faculty of Commerce

Ours is a largest and unique democratic system in the world. It has several unique features; divergent fabric of its voters being its most significant aspect. The Voters Awareness drive was organised on 11th December, 2017 from mahalaxmi cross road, paldi to sardar patel stadium cross road, navrangpura by Faculty of Commerce , GLS UNIVERSITY under the National Service Scheme (NSS) to create the awareness about the right to vote among the citizens. The drive was carried out at mahalaxmi cross road, suvidha cross road, panchwati cross road, lal bunglow cross, swastik cross road, sardar patel stadium cross road. Around 150 students actively participated in the campaign. Even the first-time voters were also a part of the drive where through slogan and placard display, they created awareness about the right to vote and also the importance of this right.

RJ Harshil from Radio City joined the drive and participated to encourage the volunteers. Dr. Ashwin Purohit’s,(Dean Faculty of Commerce) presence motivated and inspired volunteers to successfully conduct the drive. The volunteers motivated the citizens to vote and cast their vote righteously. Activities like chanting of slogans, banners depicting voting awareness and placard display were undertaken. The programme was held to appeal to voters of the city to make sure that they cast their vote on 14th December 2017.The slogans like vote karo vat thi, my vote my voice, I will vote! We will vote! , ek do teen char voting ka heh sabko adhikhar, etc were chanted on traffic signals to make them aware of the significance of voting.

• CWDC Seminar On BEING WOMAN – HEALTH, WELLNESS & SELF-DISCOVERY

Faculty of Commerce, under CWDC organised a Seminar ‘Being Woman- Health, Wellness and Self-Discovery’ on 8th & 9th December, 2017 in college campus.

On 8th December,2017, Friday, experts from different fields Dr. Falguni Bavishi, renowned gynaecologist, Ms. Khushnam Avary, Director Panache Academy and RJ Devaki Red FM guided the students towards a vibrant healthy living that would help them to change and evolve into radiant beings. 116 students participated and were benefitted by the seminar.

Dr. Falguni Bhavishi who heads the team of embryologist at Bhavishi Fertility Institute, stressed on the fact ‘Healthy woman means healthy society’. She discussed various aspects of physical, emotional and psychological health of women. She guided the participants to have a better sense of overall well-being and vitality.

Ms. Khushnum Avary an Ex-Airhostess, Instructor and a corporate trainer by profession, focused on grooming oneself into confident and competent individuals. She guided the students regarding different aspects of grooming like dressing, make up body language formal and informal look etc. She rightly said, “First impression is created within 20 seconds and that’s why they say ‘First impression is the last impression.’

RJ Devaki RedFM fame, talked about woman empowerment. She talked about the various blockages faced by girls in the society and how they would overcome it by being responsibly bold. She gave a lovely slogan to girls, “I am more than what I am.”

On 9th December, 2017, Saturday, Ms. Shikha Verma conducted an interesting fitness session from 8.00 am to 9.30 am in GLS lawns.

• VIRTUAL REALITY WORKSHOP

Faculty of Commerce organized a ‘Virtual reality workshop on 6th December 2017 in order to provide valuable knowledge inputs on Essentials of technology up gradation, Online shopping and Excellence in Marketing. It was a knowledge gaining session for the students who aim to pursue digital marketing and retail management career as their future. The workshop was conducted by Mr.Avik Gajjar, software testing project manager at lodestone software services Pvt.Ltd. He shared detailed explanation regarding Virtual reality and augmented reality with reference to opportunities ahead in commerce sector.100 students participated in the workshop. It was coordinated by Dr. Krupa Bhatt.

• CELEBRATION OF GITA JAYANTI

Faculty of Commerce organised a lecture on Bhagavad Gita on 29th November in the campus. The Bhagavad Gita is considered the most important and influential Hindu scripture for its philosophical, practical, political, psychological and spiritual value. Bhagavad Gita Jayanti, or simply Gita Jayanti, marks the birth of this holy book. According to the traditional Hindu calendar, Gita Jayanti falls on the Ekadashi day of Shukla Paksha or the bright half of the Margashirsha month (November-December). Bhagavad Gita is for all people all places and all age groups.For our youth it gives vibrant calls which inspires youth to act righteously under all conditions and situations. It calls us to Arise,Stand up,and Fight the battle of life.This puts life in a person specially the Youth as it underscores that there is nothing which cannot be done.Next lesson for youth is that God resides equally in all as our Atma or soul which constitutes our original nature.This shall make them look at every one with a sense of Equality, Oneness and Unity to get rid of the feeling of superiority or sense of Ego.More than 100 students attended the lecture.

• NEW VOTER ID CARD DRIVE BY NSS VOLUNTEERS

NSS Volunteers of Faculty of Commerce conducted a “NEW VOTER ID CAMPAIGN” in the college campus under the guidance of Dean, Dr. Ashwin Purohit and NSS Programme Co-ordinator, Prof. Vijay Tripathi. The campaign was conducted from 9th November, 2017 to 11th November, 2017 and the timing for the same was 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Around 500 students from 8 different colleges of GLS UNIVERSITY were benefitted by the campaign by enrolling their names as New Voter. The primary motive for conducting this campaign was to become a medium between common people and election commission for application of all new voter id card by the new voters effectively and efficiently. The other purpose of this drive was to aware people for their voting rights for the coming election. It was totally students operated drive where NSS VOLUNTEERS guided all the applicants for filling up the forms, various documents required for application and all the other queries regarding form filling. At the end it was successful drive as all the forms were duly filled up and submitted at the collector office.

• NSS DAY CELEBRATION

NSS department of Faculty of Commerce celebrated NSS Day on 25th September 2017. A half day programme was organized on the same day. Early in the morning a program was organised in association with healthy campus wherein the volunteers cleaned the campus and sensitized people on keeping the institution clean and green.Shri. Hari Om Gandhi, Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director addressed the gathering and appreciated the work of NSS volunteers. Officials of the Ahmedabad zonal unit of the NCB and members of the 'Healthy Campus motivated and encouraged the students to undertake activities to promote healthy living on campus.The Programme was organized by NSS unit of the college under the guidance of Prof. Vijay Tripathi, NSS Programme Officer.

• WORKSHOP ON GENDER SENSITIZATION UNDER CWDC

Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, under CWDC organised a ‘Gender Sensitization Workshop’ in collaboration with Sauhard, an NGO on 9thSeptember, 2017, Saturday. The workshop aimed at not only bringing awareness regarding gender equality and diversity but also to create a space where students can talk, question and discuss issues related to gender. The workshop included youth parliament, debate and role-play followed by discussion with students. 40 students were benefited by the workshop.

• GLS UNIVERSITY’S NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME MEET

The NSS Programme Officers and volunteers meeting of the NSS of Gujarat Law University was held on 8th September 2017. NSS volunteers and Programme Officers from various colleges attended the meeting.The programme was convened by Dr.Ashwin Purohit, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, GLS University.Program started with welcome speech by NSS Program Coordinator Prof. Vijay Tripathi, wherein he talked about history, aim, objectives and motto of NSS. Chief Guest of the function Shri Kamalkumarkar, NSS Regional Director, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports addressed the gathering to explain role and responsibilities of NSS volunteers. Dr.Dharmesh shah registrar and member secretary, GLS UNIVERSITY graced the occasion and motivated students to take part in NSS activities. Dr.Bhalchandra Joshi, Provost, GLS UNIVERSITY blessed the occasion and shared his life learning experiences of NSS camps. Shri.Vadibhai Patel, Dean, Student Welfare instructed the officers to take special attention in organizing NSS activities. The Programme Officers interacted with the NSS coordinator regarding action plan of NSS Department.

• RALLY FOR RIVER

NSS Unit of Faculty of Commerce participated in Rally For Rivers Campaign organized under the leadership of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev to save rivers and save water for future generation. NSS unit of the college participated in the rally on 1st September, 2017. The purpose of rally was to create awareness of the public for this event. Student volunteers distributed pamphlets amongst public to save rivers. The campaign was a great success in promoting the need to save and create water resources,for the maintenance of ecological balance in order to safe guard the future life. The signing campaign was held in college to support the cause.

• BLOOD DONATION CAMP

On 29th August, 2017 from 8am to12pm, Faculty of Commerce organised BLOOD DONATION CAMP in association with INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY. Faculty members, students and administrative staff of college donated blood. 90 units of blood were contributed. The basic objective of this camp was to provide a platform to celebrate and thank individuals who donate blood voluntarily, for altruistic reasons and without any monetary reward and to remove all the wrong debunk myths regarding blood donation.

• FOLK DANCE WORKSHOP

Faculty of Commerce organised Folk Dance work shop from 28th August to 31st August,2017 .Total 30 students participated in the workshop. The workshop was conducted by Kuldeep Shukla ,an alumni of SMPIC. The workshop included introduction to authentic Folk Dance of Gujarat and traditional folk steps of Garba, Raas, Rajasthani and Sheri Garba. On the last day of the workshop, the audition for state level Folk competition was held. The new batch of the College participated with lot of enthusiasm and zeal with senior folk dancers through out the workshop. The folk dance workshop was coordinated by Prof Kruti Paritosh Shah.

• THEATRE WORKSHOP 2017

Faculty of Commerce successfully organized “ABHIVYAKTI: A FINISHING WORKSHOP IN THEATRE”, for the 8th consecutive year. The workshop was conducted from 11th August, 2016 to 13th August, 2017 by renowned casting director, writer and director Mr. ABHISHEK SHAH. The workshop dealt with basics of theatre, music, dance, creative writing and stagecraft. Various aspects of drama, including acting, voice modulation, breathing control and reflex enhancing were taught. Around 50 Students from Faculty of Commerce were benefited from the workshop. The workshop took off with a sharing of the participants' theatre related experiences in the past. Participants were briefly oriented about the evolution and history of theatre. The session helped provoke a rethink on the need of the kind of theatre and its scope among the youth. The sessions were enlivened by various theatre exercises and games which allowed inhibitions to drop even as it built in a discipline among the participants and demonstrate the same in their interaction with others. The workshop was followed by a visit to H. K. Auditorium for experience of stage, back stage, lights etc. The workshop was a huge success.

• FACULTY OF COMMERCE DANCE AND GROOMING WORKSHOP 2017

FACULTY OF COMMERCE Dance and Grooming 9 day Workshop commenced from 4th August 2017. Workshop was a combination of stage presence and confidence building tips required for ramp walk plus a parody of Bollywood dance. This workshop provided platform to around 80 students to learn and highlight their talents.

• RAKHI CELEBRATION WITH A DIFFERENCE

It's a proud moment for GLS UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF COMMERCE (S.M.P.I.C.) that on 4 August,2017all the faculty members and the students contributed handmade rakhis, greeting cards, etc for the Indian Army Soldiers under the initiative "EK RAKHI FAUJI KE NAAM" by the famous radio station "94.3 MYFM". Around 300 students of our college participated in this initiative. The students prepared an Army coloured box in which all the rakhis, greeting cards, etc were collected and was submitted to RJ ARCHANA JANI who lead this whole initiative. She went to JAMMU & KASHMIR (AKNOOR) where she personally interacted with the Indian Army Soldiers, tied lots of rakhis to them , gave greeting cards and had a cherish able moment with them. The basic idea behind this initiative was to express that no one here in this country forgets our Indian Soldiers on all the festive occasions as the soldiers don't get leave on the festive days and we are always with them as they safeguard us 24×7 by sacrificing all the things in all the manner they can.

• GURUPURNIMA CELEBRATION

Celebrated to acknowledge the selfless induction of wisdom and knowledge by teachers, Students of Faculty of Commerce marked ‘Guru-Purnima’ in a unique and traditional manner. Amidst a fashionable trend to criticise today’s youth for their blind chase towards the western culture, there are a few young people who are still very much attached to the great Indian culture and tradition. This year too, following the tradition of the college, the students celebrated ‘Guru Purnima’ on 8th July, 2017 in a way well suitable to the Indian culture. On the occasion of ‘Guru Purnima, the students worshipped and paid respect to the professors in a traditional way. They welcomed the teachers by showering flowers, worshipped them with a lotus and a small pooja as a token of their love and gratitude. The celebration also included a cake cutting ceremony. The students expressed their sense of gratitude towards the teachers and sought their blessings. Dr. Ashwin Purohit, Dean, Faculty of Commerce blessed the student, appreciated their love and efforts to make the day special. He even conveyed, “the true ‘Guru Dakshina’ shall be fulfilled when you (students) shall excel in your studies and have successful careers.”

Indeed in the time when the youth is engrossed with social media and getting aloof of the society, this gesture by the students of FACULTY OF COMMERCE is really commendable.

• ORIENTATION FUNCTION FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS OF FACULTY OF COMMERCE

On 4th and 5th of July, 2017, the institute organised Orientation programme for the students of semester-1 joining B.Com (Honours) in Faculty of Commerce from the academic year 2017-2018. Students and their parents were invited for the function that was aimed at imparting important information regarding the importance of B.Com. Honours programme, the syllabus, examination pattern etc. as well as making them aware about the glorious past and present of the institute. The students were shown audio visual presentations about the previous year’s activities and achievements of the institute and the Staff Introduction. The Vice-Principal, Dr.Marzun Jokhi made a power point presentation to explain about the syllabus, the structure of B.Com. Honours programme, examination pattern etc. He also explained about the institute’s international collaborations like CIMA, UK and Concordia college, New York. The Dean, faculty of Commerce, Dr. Ashwin Purohit welcomed the new students as well as their parents to the institute and motivated the students to take advantage of various activities held at the institute. He explained the importance of classroom. “You can learn about academic topics anywhere else but the more important are the lessons of life which you will only learn in classrooms”, he added. He also mentioned about the charity activities carried out by the institute and put emphasis on the mission to prepare good citizens along with professional excellence, through value based education. At the end, the Dean solved the queries of students as well as their parents to end the function.



























Para-Academic Activities

• Faculty of Commerce BIDS FAREWELL TO THE FINAL YEAR STUDENTS...

A grand farewell function was organised by the institute on 31st March, 2017, to bid adieu to the Semester 6 students. It was a warm evening, not only owing to the approaching summer, but the warmth of the everlasting bond between yet another batch of students and the institute. The arrangements included a pleasant set up in the GLS lawns for a musical evening followed by dinner. The students swayed and danced through the musical rendering of Mihir Jani and group. There was a small formal function in which two of the student representatives, Parikshit Tamalia and Sanjana Mukharjee expressed their experiences in the college during the past three years. They acknowledged the huge contribution of the institute in shaping of their personalities and the discovery of their hidden talents. Dean Dr.Ashwin Purohit, blessed the students and wished them all the very best for their future. Dr.L.S.Pathak, the Principal of Shri I.M.Nanavati Law College also graced the function with his kind presence. Students clicked pictures and selfies with the faculty members to preserve the fond memories of the institute. The evening reached to the conclusion with a dinner with delicious delicacies.

• PARENT TEACHER MEET-2017

Faculty of Commerce Parent Teacher meeting for the 2017 was held on 31ST March in G-1 class room from 9.00 am to 10:30 am. There were around 80 students along with their parents who attended the meeting. The function started with the address by Dean Dr.Ashwin Purohit followed by introduction of faculty members, glimpses of achievements and events of 2016-17 presented in an Audio-Visual manner and refreshments. The parents were also invited to give feedback and valuable suggestions wherein they really appreciated the efforts and the involvement of faculty members in all the academic as well as co-curricular activities.

• TRAFFIC AWARENESS DRIVE

On 25thMarch, 2017, 40 NSS volunteers of Faculty of Commerce, (SMPIC) GLS University conducted the “Traffic Awareness Drive” with the kind support of Traffic Police Ahmedabad. This Drive was conducted at Panchvati Circle, C.G Road, Ahmedabad from 9 AM to 11 AM. Students displayed banners at crossroad depicting various traffic rules. Students also felicitated citizens with roses who were following the traffic rules by wearing helmet, Seat belt etc. The Police Officials were also offered roses and a souvenir (a book written by Gandhiji) for their kind support. This Drive was successfully conducted under the NSS UNIT of the College.

•  ‘PHENOMENAL WOMEN-A TRIBUTE TO WOMANHOOD’: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION

Faculty of Commerce, under CWDC celebrated International Women’s Day by organizing a seminar ‘Phenomenal Women- A Tribute to Womanhood’ on 8th March, 2017, in H. H. Auditorium from 9.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Ms. Vaibhavi Nanavati, Advocate, High Court of Gujarat was the Chairperson. In the seminar, we honoured the influential women stalwarts like Mrs. Smita Shastri, Dance Guru, Nartan school of Classical Dances, Ms. Ruzan Khambhatta, a Serial Entrepreneur and a crusader of Women Empowerment and Smt. Vibhaben Desai, a retired Additional Commissioner, Income tax department and a well- known singer of Gujarati Sugam sangeet. We felicitated the power and struggle of these phenomenal women who have broken all the barriers and reached the pinnacle of success. Further, these phenomenal women shared their experiences, their journey towards name and fame and inspired our students to realize the unlimited potential that they have. Ganesh vandana and Natraj Vandana was performed by Prashita Surana, a disciple of Smt. Smita Shastri. A skit ‘Her body, her Right’ was performed by students of Faculty of Commerce. At the end, Mr. Dinesh Bahl from Blind Men’s Association spread the awareness amongst students about organ donation.

•  PRABANDH-THE TALENT SHOWCASE

Faculty of Commerce organized ‘Prabandh-the talent showcase’, a one day Management Festival under Management Club on 16th February 2017. It was comprised of various competitions like IPL Auction, Quick Business Plan, Logical Quiz and Press Conference. It was a paperless event, wherein from registration to certificates process was digitalized. 70 students participated enthusiastically. It was an attempt to enhance students’ interest and willingness in participating in competitions that require managerial skills like prompt decision making and speaking in public on managerial issues. The event was coordinated by Dr. Krupa Bhatt.

•  FACETS 2017

Faculty of Commerce celebrated its Annual Culfest - Facets 2017 at Tagore Hall on 11th February 2017. In great style the show was a blend of Music, Western Dance and Fashion. The theme of this year’s show was ‘FUSION’. Shri Sudhir Nanavati (President GLS University) was the chief guest of the function. Mr. Arvind Vegda ‘Bhai Bhai’ fame had graced the occasion. Mr. Keyur Desai, and Mr. Paresh Pahuja were the judges of the event. More than 100 students participated in the show amidst the loud cheering of 800 plus audience.

WINNERS:

1st – Varun Soni & Pankil Parikh
2nd – Siddharth Parekh & Abhishekh Badarshahi
3rd – Pratik Jain & Dhruvil Ahuja

BEST FEMALE DANCER

1st – Megha Nihlani & Pranali Brahambhatt
2nd – Kanisha Shah & Devanshi Vora
3rd – Disha Shetty & Monika Singhania

BEST MALE MODEL

1st – Malav Choksi& Kunal Motiani
2nd – Ayaz Memon & Shanker Khemani
3rd - Ronak Jain & Neil Bodiwala

BEST FEMALE MODEL

1st – Pranali Brahambhatt & Nidhi Solanki
2nd – Ekta Gohil & Khushali Soni
3rd – Harpreet Kaur, Pooja Panchal & Hemani Vora

•  COMMEMORATION OF KHAN ABDUL GHAFFAR KHAN’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

On 6th February; 2017, the 127th Birth Anniversary of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, also known as “Frontier Gandhi” was celebrated in a unique way as never before by the students of Faculty of Commerce. The Rally was organized from Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati to Jagannath Mandir, Jamalpur by the Organizers. Under the kind support of faculty in charge of “Forum for Gandhian Philosophy” Prof. Vijay Tripathti, 20 Students participated in the rally. Students distributed pamphlets during the rally on their route to all people and spread the message of unity amongst all the castes and religions. This event was conducted under the “Forum for Gandhian Philosophy” of the College.

•  INFORMATIVE SEMINAR ON PASSPORT MAKING BY TCS

Tata Consultancy Services in collaboration with Government of India has initiated a project of making passport. On 27th December, 2016 representatives from TCS conducted an informative seminar wherein 150 students participated for understanding the procedure of making passport. TCS also proposed to keep a Passport camp for our college students at our premises so that students can get their passport prepared without any hassles.

•  A LECTURE ON ANCIENT WISDOM AND MODERN SCIENCE

Faculty of Commerce organized a lecture with power point presentation by Prof. Om Prakash Pandey, former professor of physics, Kolkata University, on 12th January, 2016. He talked about ‘ANCIENT WISDOM AND MODERN SCIENCE’. In a very lucid manner, he unveiled the secrets of universe and their descriptions in our ancient Hindu scriptures to the commerce students.

•  MASTER CHEF COMPETITION

Faculty of Commerce conducted a Master Chef Competition on 3rd January, 2017. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation of various teams. Around 15 teams of Boys and Girls prepared a variety of delicacies like Paneer Toofani, Lachcha Paratha, Rissoto, Dates, Apricot and Coffee Biscuits, French Toast etc. The students showcased not only the art of preparing dishes but also plating and garnishing within the specified time-limit. The winners will be awarded with the certificates.

•  Faculty of Commerce FELICITATES CHAMPIONS OF 2015-16

In a swanky function organised on 31st December, 2016, the talented, dedicated and enthusiastic students were warmly felicitated who brought accolades to the institute in academics, sports and co-curricular activities. The function was organised at the H.H (GLS) Auditorium at 10 am. Dr.Anamik Shah, Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith was the Chief Guest of the function while Shri Sudhirbhai Nanavati, President, GLS University had graced the occasion as the president of the function. Dr. B.H. Joshi, Provost, GLS University, Dr. Hitesh Ruparel, Director General, GLS University and Dr.Dharmesh Shah, Registrar, GLS University had also remained present to encourage the young achievers. Dr. Ashwin Purohit, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, mentioned about the motto of the institute dedicated to the overall development of the students. The Chief Guest Dr.Anamik Shah, VC, Gujarat Vidyapith, congratulated the winners and appreciated the efforts of the institute. He expressed the need for the interaction between the two institutes. Shri Sudhirbhai Nanavati praised the efforts of the students, the staff and the Dean of the institute and motivated to achieve more and more success in future. At the end, some special awards like Best Student, Best Sports Person, Best NSS Volunteer etc. were declared and the winners were felicitated by Shri Sudhirbhai Nanavati.

•  FINE ARTS COMPETITIONS

In-house Fine Arts Competitions were held from 27th December to 30th December 2016. Students participated in events of Mehndi, Poster making, Cartooning, On the Spot Painting and Rangoli. Topics like Global warming, Landscape, Elections etc. were given on the spot. Around 20 students participated enthusiastically. Winners will be awarded with the certificates.

•  CHARITY WEEK AND DAYS CELEBRATION

Charity Day :: 24th Dec.16
Visit by municipal school children to our college.
(Around 40 municipal school students were brought to college campus by professors in cars. Our students played games, served them with food and gifted hampers having compass box, water bottle and other stationery items.)
-‘Oath taking’ for the spread of knowledge of cashless transactions.
(CA Shri Jainik Vakil guided the students regarding Cashless India and Shri Sudhir Nanavati, President, GLS University led the oath ceremony towards creating Digital India.)
26th Dec.16 :: All Students
Sports Day
(Various track and field events like long jump, 100mt, shot put, discuss throw were organized at C N Vidhyalay ground wherein students participated enthusiastically.)
Distribution of Cloths
(Students along with Prof. in-charge collected woollen clothes in college for almost a week and distributed them to poor and needy people residing on footpaths in Vastrapur, IIM and Paldi areas.)
27th Dec.16
Visit to ‘Old Age Home’
(Students along with Prof. in-charge visited ‘Maniben Matrugruh’ near Chandranagar BRTS stand and distributed kits having pain reliving gel and other winter necessity items. They also donated wheat and other grocery items.The lunch for the day was sponsored by the college.)
Group Day / Theme Day
(Students showcased different themes like demonetisation effect, army, artists, Halloween, Rajasthan, chefs, minions etc.)
28th Dec.16
Visit to municipal schools
(Students along with Prof. in-charge visited Municipal Shaala No. 26 where they distributed 200 kits having glass bottles, games and stationery items. The students also sang and entertained the municipal school students.)
Signature day & Class-Beautification day
(All the classes were decorated with different themes like demonetisation, church, library, Gujarat, festivals of India etc.
29th Dec.16
Visit to children cancer ward at Civil hospital.
(The kids at the hospital were given gift hampers containing games, stationery, biscuits etc. by the faculty member and students.)
Go Green, No Vehicle Day, Anti-Tobacco Day
(Students as well as staff of the college came to college without vehicles. Some students came on bicycles.)
30th Dec.16
Visit to Prakash Andh Kanya Shala
(Students with faculty members distributed kits comprising muffins, chocolate and biscuits as well as food grains. They sang song as well as danced together.)
Traditional Day
(Students dressed up in attires representing various states of India. They also enjoyed doing garba in campus.)
31st Dec.16
Prize Distribution function
(All the winners of 2015-16 in different categories were felicitated.)
Executive Day
(Students dressed up in various types of executive wear and came with a professional look.)
2nd Jan.17 :: Semester 4 & Semester 6 Students
Govt. Mental Hospital, Shahibaug
(The lunch for the day was sponsored by the college. Students served them with food, played games and also brought cake for them.)

•  SPORTS DAY

Faculty of Commerce enthusiastically celebrated Sports Day on 26th December, 2016 at Sheth C. N. Vidhyavihar in which more than 500 students participated in various sports and games like Sprint, Discus Throw, Short Put,Long Jump. Winners were awarded with certificates.

•  AWARENESS ON CASHLESS TRANSACTIONS IN INDIA

Understanding the need of spreading awareness regarding cashless transaction to make India a cashless economy, GLS University's Faculty of Commerce organised a programme on "Creating Awareness on Various ways and means to do Cashless Transactions”. This programme was the brain child of Dean Dr.Ashwin Purohit. It was conducted on 24th December, 2016 in GLS Auditorium in collaboration with 'Central Bank of India'. Chief Manager Shri S N Murti and CA Shri JainikVakil guided the students regarding the advantages of Cashless Transactions and Digital India. Shri Sudhir Nanavati, President, GLS University led the oath ceremony taken by 400 students to create awareness about Digital Economy.

•  INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO MUNDRA PORT

Faculty of Commerce organised a two day Industrial Visit to Mundra Port under Adani Act (an initiative of Adani Foundation) on 19th and 20th November, 2016 in which 80 students visited the port along with 4 in-charge faculty members. The students visited the Adani Wilmar Refinery wherein the students learned about the manufacturing as well as packaging of various types of edible oil. The students were also given hampers of Fortune Cooking oil bottle. Next day, the students were taken to Adani port wherein they were informed about the various facilities of the port and functioning of jetties. Then the students visited Adani Power Plant where they learned about electricity generation, coal preservation and recycling of sea water used for electricity generation. The students stayed at ‘Shantivihar’- a green and peaceful campus maintained by Adani in Mundra. The industrial visit was quite an educative experience for the students.

•  HEALTHY CAMPUS AWARD

On the occasion of “Healthy Campus Leaders Meet” hosted by Narcotics Control bureau, MSW Department- Gujarat University jointly at the Gujarat University Convention Hall organized a special program of felicitating the leaders who have done extraordinary work in creating awareness and spreading the word of Healthy Campus in various arenas on 25th October 2016. Prof. Vijay Tripathi, the Faculty Coordinator of Faculty of Commerce was felicitated by state level award by Prof. G.P.Vadodaria, the Dean of L.D.ENGINEERING College. Along with this, volunteers Malav Baria, Swapnil Gurjar, Moh. Burhan, Yaser bhavnagri, Vishrut Kevadiya, Shanker Chaudhary were also felicitated during the event.

•  “Yaad Karo Qurbani..” our students call out and celebrates independence

Following the tradition to inculcate the spirit of patriotism among the students, FOC organised a show of patriotic songs on 13th August, 2016. The show was entirely managed and performed by the students on their own. The talented students of the college sang various patriotic songs and also gave music.

The stalwarts of the field, Shri Salil Mehta and Shri Saumil Munshi graced the occasion and motivated the young budding talents. While Shri Salil Mehta emphasised on hard work along with talent to achieve success in life, Shri Saumil Munshi appreciated the effort put by the students and praised their talent. It was like a cherry on the pie as he too sang a couple of songs. The conceiver of the show, Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit explained the students the true value of our independence and said that it is their job now to preserve it for the future generations in its true spirit. The audience was mesmerised with the performances by the students.

•  A VISIT TO GANDHI ASHRAM

To connect students with Gandhian philosophy, FOC organized a visit to Gandhi Ashram on 8th Aug, 2016 i.e. Monday under the Forum for Gandhian Philosophy. More than 200 students participated in the various activities conducted at Gandhi Ashram like Quiz competition, Tree plantation, Photography competition etc. A special lecture on life of Mahatma Gandhi was conducted by ashram authorities to inculcate value of Gandhian Philosophy. Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit with other faculty members visited Ashram to encourage students to conduct such activities.

•  BLOOD DONATION CAMP

FOC in collaboration with Red Cross society organized Blood Donation Camp on 5th August, 2016. Large number of students participated in the drive to make the event successful. Students, faculties and non-teaching staff donated 80 units of blood. This drive was conducted by the NSS department of the college.

•  FACULTY OF COMMERCE’S (SMPIC) PARTICIPATION TOWARDS GREEN AHMEDABAD

FOC students participated in Tree Plantation Drive on 4th August, 2016. More than 300 students participated in the drive organized by Madadgar Parivar. More than 300 students planted tree on the day to ensure Green Ahmedabd Drive.

•  FINE ARTS WORKSHOP

FOC organised five day Fine Arts workshop for the third consecutive year which commenced from 9th August 2016. The unique feature of this workshop was that all arts were taught by Faculty of Commerce students. The workshop covered Chocolate and Cake making, Paper Quilling, Calligraphy and Lamasa. The idea behind this workshop was that the teaching students get the platform and encouragement and the benefitting students learn a variety of skills in the college itself. The workshop was coordinated by Prof. Rajul Goenka.

•  PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

FOC's (SMPIC) Five day Photography workshop was held from 3rd August 2016. Renowned faculty, Mr. Haard Dave had conducted this workshop in which 40 students participated. All the aspects of photography like Golden Rule, Framing, Object Balancing, Capturing the emotions etc. were covered. For practical training, students were taken to outdoor sites like Gandhi Ashram and historical places of Ahmedabad. Apart from giving knowledge about various cameras and lenses, clicking photos from smart phones and various applications available were also taught. The workshop was coordinated by Prof. Rajul Goenka.

•  THEATRE WORKSHOP 2016

FOC successfully organized “ABHIVYAKTI: A FINISHING WORKSHOP IN THEATRE”, for the 7th consecutive year. The workshop was organised by Abhishek Shah, Dr. Sneha Master and Dr. Gitanjali Rampal. The six days workshop was conducted from 27th July, 2016 to 2nd August, 2016.

The workshop dealt with basics of theatre, music, dance, creative writing and stagecraft. Various aspects of drama, including acting, voice modulation, breathing control and reflex enhancing were taught by the theatre enthusiasts like Arjav Trivedi (Dhulo of Chello Divas) and Chirag Tripathi (Radio Mirchi fame). Around 70 Students from FOC were benefited from the workshop.

The workshop took off with a sharing of the participants' theatre related experiences in the past. Participants were briefly oriented about the evolution and history of theatre. The session helped provoke a rethink on the need of the kind of theatre and its scope among the youth. The sessions were enlivened by various theatre exercises and games which allowed inhibitions to drop even as it built in a discipline among the participants and demonstrate the same in their interaction with others.

On the last day of the workshop, the students visited H. K. Auditorium for experience of stage, back stage, lights etc. In the closing ceremony, Shri Subhash Brahmbhatt, Principal, H. K. Arts College addressed the students with his insightful speech various nuances of theatre the workshop was a huge success.

•  Workshop on Gender Sensitization

The institute organized a ‘Workshop on Gender Sensitization’ under CWDC on 23rd July, 2016, Saturday. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Shweta Rao Garg, Asst. Professor, DAIICT, Gandhinagar. The workshop aimed at dismantling the students’ unexamined notions on gender relationships and questions the established norms. The workshop explained the key concepts of gender and sexuality through visual and written material, role play, interactive games etc. The workshop helped students to not only identify and complain about sexual harassment without stigma, but also brought awareness about being open to differences, maintaining dignity of the self and other, developing a critical attitude towards gender stereotypes in society and mass media. 60 students were benefitted by the seminar.

•  Celebration of Gurupurnima

Every year students at FOC celebrate ‘Gurupurnima’ in a grand manner and the tradition continued this year too. The auspicious day of Gurupurnima, 19th July, 2016 was celebrated in the college campus with lots of pomp, grandeur and sheer love for their ‘gurus’. The teachers were taken by surprise to witness a nicely decorated staffroom with torans of the photographs of the Dean and faculty members. The college was buzzing with enthusiastic, traditionally dressed students busy decorating the college with flowers, hangings and a beautiful rangoli in the middle of the entrance of the college. When the celebrations began, Dean, faculty members with office staff and peons were invited amidst pounding noises of dhol-nagaras, the loving and cheerful shouts of students and recitation of the most revered prayer ‘ guru brahma guru vishnu’. It was followed by showering of flowers, worshipping them with a traditionally decorated Aarti thaal, a cake cutting ceremony and presenting Dean and faculty members with an innovative personalized memento and a plant as their token of love and gratitude. The students showed their respect and love towards the office staff members and peons by gifting them with lunch boxes. Students held grand and magnificent celebrations showing their reverence and love for their mentors and keeping the ‘Guru-Shishya’ parampara alive in the modern age.

•  DANCE AND GROOMING WORKSHOP 2016

Dance and Grooming 9 day Workshop commenced from 18th July 2016. Workshop was a combination of stage presence and confidence building tips required for ramp walk plus a parody of Bollywood dance. This workshop provided platform to around 65 students to learn and highlight their talents.

•  FOLK DANCE WORKSHOP 2016

The institute organized Folk Dance Workshop from 12th to 16th July, 2016 .Total 60 students participated in the workshop. The workshop was conducted by a renowned choreographer Kuldeep Shukla and an alumni of FOC. The workshop included authentic and traditional folk steps of Garba, Raas, Thaali dance , Rajasthani and free style steps . On the last day of the workshop students gave solo folk performance to showcase their talent. Everyone participated with lot of enthusiasm and zeal through out the workshop. The folk dance workshop was coordinated by Prof Kruti Paritosh.

•  Orientation Function for the new entrants of FOC

On 27th, 28th and 29th of June, 2016, the institute organised orientation programme for the students of Semester-1 joining FOC from the academic year 2016-2017. Students and their parents were invited for the function that was aimed at imparting important information regarding Syllabus, examination pattern etc. as well as making them aware about the glorious past and present of FOC. The students were shown an audio visual presentation about the previous year’s activities as well as achievements of FOC. The Vice-Principal, Dr.Marzun Jokhi made a power point presentation to explain about the syllabus, the structure of B.Com. Programme, examination pattern etc. He also explained about FOC's international collaborations like CIMA, UK and Concordia College, New York. The Dean, Dr. Ashwin Purohit welcomed the new students as well as their parents to the institute and motivated the students to take advantage of various activities held at the institute. He explained the importance of classroom. “You can learn about academic topics any where else but the more important are the lessons of life which you will only learn in classrooms”, he added. He also mentioned about the charity activities carried out by the institute and put emphasis on the mission to prepare good citizens along with professional excellence, through value based education. At the end, the Dean solved the queries of students as well as their parents.

•  INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATION

On 21st June, 2016 Faculty of Commerce, GLS UNIVERSITY celebrated INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY at GLS campus. Around 300 students with Faculty members, Heads of various institutes of GLS University participated and actively performed different Asanas for more than an hour as taught and demonstrated by the professional instructor.






























































Para-Academic Activities

•  Farewell Function 2016 for Semester-6 Students

Farewell Function for Semester-6 Students was organised on 25th April, 2016. The Registrar, GLS, Dr. B.H.Joshi graced the occasion as a chief guest to bless the final year students for their future career and life. Students also expressed their gratitude for the institute’s contribution in their overall development, during their responses. Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit in his address blessed the students for a successful life ahead and appreciated them for their contribution in the progress of the institute. On this occasion, the prominent students who had contributed in various activities and academic achievements of the college were felicitated with trophies. The formal function was followed by a musical entertainment show. The farewell party ended with a delicious dinner and sweet memories of college life.

•  PARENT TEACHER MEET-2016

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) Parent Teacher meeting for the 2016 was held on 1st April in G-1 class room between 9.00 am to 10:30 am. There were around 90 students along with their parents who attended the meeting.

The function started with the address by Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit followed by introduction of faculty members, glimpses of achievements and events of 2015-16 presented in an Audio-Visual manner and refreshments.

The parents were also invited to give feedback and valuable suggestions wherein they really appreciated the efforts and the involvement of faculty members in all the academic as well as co-curricular activities.

•  SABARMATI FESTIVAL CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION

On 23rd March, Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organised the Certificate Distribution program to the volunteers and winners of SABARMATI FESTIVAL at GLS AUDITORIUM. On this occasion, the trustee of Sabarmati Festival Foundation Mrs. Anar Patel, Vanrajsingh Chavda ,Syndicate member of Gujarat University and organiser of Sabarmati Festival marked their presence along with the Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit. The volunteers were encouraged and appreciated for their outstanding volunteering during the 5 day Cultural fest. Trustees of the event were impressed to see the enthusiasm of the volunteers and congratulated the volunteers for making the event successful. The student volunteers expressed their gratitude and also shared their experiences of Sabarmati Festival. The leader volunteers and 300+ volunteers were felicitated with a Certificate of Appreciation. Along with this, the winners of various events like folk dance, music and western dance at SABARMATI FESTIVAL were also felicitated with the Certificates. As a token of love and gratitude, a memento signed by all the volunteers was presented to Mrs. Anar patel.

• Motivational Seminar

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) conducted a ‘Motivational Seminar’ on the topic ‘The secret of happy life’ on 29th February, 2016. Dr. Manish Shah, a writer-Director-Producer-Philosopher conducted the seminar. Around 100 students attended the seminar. The purpose of the seminar was to provide motivation and inspiration to the youth and to show right path to them.

• Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) FOLK DANCE TEAM AT ATOMIC POWER EVOLUTION AWARENESS PROGRAM

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) Folk Dance Team performed at Atomic Power Evolution Awareness Program ‘Bharat ki Parmanu Saheli Nilam Goyal’ on 29th Feb.,2016 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial. Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) was the only college given an opportunity to perform in this function which was graced by Mayor Shri Gautam Shah and many renowned industrialists of Ahmedabad.

• FACETS 2016

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) celebrated its Annual Culfest - Facets 2016 at Tagore Hall on 12th February 2016. In great style the show was a blend of Music, Western Dance and Fashion. The theme of this year’s show was Red and Black. Shri Sudhir Nanavati; President GLS University was the chief guest of the function. Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) students presented a well choreographed “THANKYOU” dance to Sudhirsir as he has been the only constant factor from FACETS 1999 to FACETS 2016.Mr. Arvind Vegda ‘Bhai Bhai’ fame had graced the occasion. Mr. Jatin Limbad, Mr. Druv Patel and Ms.Shivangi Mehra were the judges of the event. More than 120 students participated in the show amidst the loud cheering of 900 plus audience.

WINNERS:

BEST MALE MODEL
1st- Neel Bodiwala and Kunal Motiani
2nd- Mohit Diwan
3rd- Naman Gor
BEST FEMALE MODEL
1st- Himani Vora and Vinita Panchal
2nd- Divya Asnani and Pranali Brahmbhat
3rd- Bhoomi Vyas
BEST MALE DANCER
1st- Akhil Mehta and Nidhip Shah
2nd- Varun Soni and Abhishekh Badarshahi
3rd- Pratik Jain and Pankil Parikh
BEST FEMALE DANCER
1st- Megha Nihlani
2nd- Kanisha Shah and Aesha Modi
3rd- Pranali Brahmbhat and Divya Gurnani

• ARTICRAFTS AND CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP UNDER CWDC

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organized a workshop under CWDC on 22nd and 23rd feb, 2016. It was a two day workshop on chocolate making, Lamasa art, Quilling art and paper bag making. The best part of the workshop was that each session was conducted by college girls of Semester -2. Girls learned the art of chocolate making from Vishruti shah, Lamasa clay art from Mehreen Topiwala and Anam, Quilling from Khyati Shah and Paper bag making from Fatema Rupawala. 80 girls participated in the workshop.

• Adventurous visit under CWDC

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organized a visit under CWDC to an adventurous place “into the blue’’ near Himmatnagar on 6th February 2016. 108 Students along with four faculty members explored the adventurous place .Students enjoyed activities like Burma Bridge, spider web, valley crossing,horizontal net crossing ,zorming ball etc. The visit was very adventurous and entertaining. Students enjoyed it a lot.

• Sports Day Celebration

Sports activities promote wellness and enhance lifelong skills of students. Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) enthusiastically celebrated sports day on 25th January, 2016 at Sheth C. N. Vidhyavihar, in which 400 students participated in various sports like Sprint, Discus Throw, Short Put, Long Jump etc. Dr. Bhavik Swadia and Prof. Jaimin Patel coordinated the various sports activities. The chief guest of the event Dr. L. S. Pathak, the Principal of I. M. Nanavati Law College, addressed the students of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) and encouraged them to participate in the event. The registrar of GLS, Dr. B. H. Joshi and Dean of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC), Dr. Ashwin Purohit felicitated the students by giving away the certificates to the winners.

• Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) celebrates ‘Charity Week’ along with the celebration of various ‘Days’

In line with the mission to prepare good and sensitive citizens along with smart corporate executives, Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organized the regular ‘Days celebration’ with a difference. With various ‘Days’ to celebrate and enjoy from 19th to 25th January, 2016, the institute celebrated an entire week dedicated to various types of Charity activities along with different ‘Fun days’. It was a unique concept to strike a balance between the enjoyments of campus life along with the lessons of social responsibility.

Under the banner of ‘PRAYAS’ a charity mission of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC), each class of Semester 2 was allotted a separate charity activity to be carried out. The activities like Visits to the places like Old Age Home (Maniben Matru Gruh), Children’s cancer ward at GCRI, Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh, Municipal schools, Blanket distribution to the foot path dwellers and inviting the children of municipal schools to Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC). The students collected funds, planned various activities to be held during the Charity Week and prepared different kits to be gifted to the beneficiaries. Over 300 students of First Year B.Com. participated enthusiastically in these charity activities. Everyday, in each of the charity activities, the students presented entertainment programmes, gifted kits with toys and other utility items and spent good time with the beneficiaries. On 23rd February, around 50 children were brought to the college campus from two municipal schools. The students played games with them and entertained them with music and dance. Shri Sudhirbhai Nanavati also remained present at the occasion and gave gifts to the children. At the end, the children were served lunch before departing.

Along with the ‘Charity week’ Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) celebrated various ‘Days’. On the ‘No Vehicle Day’ the students as well as the staff refrained from using their vehicles and came to college using public transport or bicycles to spread the awareness about the conservation of the environment. The other days like Executive day, Traditional day and Retro day were also celebrated in which students came to college in the outfits suitable to the theme of the day. In the ‘Group day’ or ‘Theme day’ the students presented various themes in groups. The final day of the week was celebrated as ‘Sports day’ at C.N.Vidyalaya ground. Various athletic games and competitions like Running, Discus throw, Shot put, Long jump etc. were held for the students. The winners were felicitated with certificates.

• Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) at Forest Camp

Gujarat University organizes Forest, Desert and Marine adventurous Camps for students every year. The Youth Welfare Department of Gujarat University selected 35 students for Forest Camp which was organized from 16th to 19th January 2016 at Bakore near lunavada, Gujarat. Under the guidance of Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit and Prof. Vijay Tripathi, Malav Baria(Sem 4), Daksh Patel (Sem 4) and Vansh Agrawal (Sem 6) represented Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) in this camp. The students were informed about the nature of Forest and how to survive in the forest. They were educated about the forest life, trees found in the forest and its uses and also they were taken to the historical sights round the camp site. Cultural programs were held at night during the camp fire and debates on youth empowerment were also preferred. The students from Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) enthusiastically took part in all activities and also received the Certificate of completion duly given by the Gujarat University.

• IBP Seminar

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organised a seminar on 7th January, 2016 for providing a platform to girl students to earn while learning. The seminar was conducted by Indian Business Pages, a commercial search service provider. Nearly 120 girls participated and enrolled themselves for IBP training programme.

• Traffic Awareness and Road Safety Drive

On 28th December, 2015 the NSS wing of S. M. Patel Institute of Commerce organized Traffic awareness and Road safety drive with the help of Ahmedabad city Traffic police. This drive started at 9:00 am wherein 50 NSS volunteers took up an initiative to spread awareness among the commuters about the traffic rules and road safety techniques. The volunteers also controlled the traffic of helmet circle with the help of traffic police and token of appreciation was also given to the commuters who followed the traffic rules. The volunteers also spread the message of no horn on signals as well as to follow the traffic rules. They were educated about the digital memo system introduced in the traffic police.

• CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WITH A DIFFERENCE

Students of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) celebrated Christmas with a difference ... Around 250 students of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) visited Bahera Munga ni Shala (School for Deaf and Mute) at Ashram Road on 25th December. One of the students dressed as Santa Clause involved them in playing games and garba. Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) students distributed gift kits including basic necessities to the kids. The students prepared sandwiches, sweets and served them to the kids. The programme was an effort to sensitize today's generation towards their social responsibility to the underprivileged and bring smile on the faces of these special children.

• Self Defence Training for Girls

On 10th December, 2015, Thursday, around 30 girls of CWDC, Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC), participated in ‘Self Defence Training’ organized by Govt. of Gujarat at Police Headquarters, Shahibaug. Under this training, the girls were taught rifle shooting. First, they were taught about the various parts of rifle, the position in which rifle is to be angled in various situations and also about the bullet in detail. This was followed by practical wherein each student was allowed to fire 10 rounds. It was quite a learning as well as adventurous experience for the students which filled them with confidence and courage. The training sessions ended with light refreshments.

• ANNUAL FUNCTION 2014-15

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) celebrated ‘Annual Function 2014-15’ on 26th September, 2015, in H. H. Auditorium (GLS Auditorium), which was earlier planned on 25th April, 2015 but was postponed due to earthquake. The function was presided over by Shri. Sudhirbhai Nanavati,President, GLS University. Dr. B. H. Joshi, Executive Director, GLS University and Dr. Hitesh Ruparel, Director General, GLS University graced the occasion by their presence. The winners of various events, Academic Achievers of 2014-15 and Team Prism were awarded with trophies and certificates.

• NSS DAY CELEBRATION

In accordance with NSS Day Celebration at National level, Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) also observed NSS day on 24th September 2015. On this day 60 volunteers of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) with full enthusiasm visited underprivileged areas and many other areas like IIM, Parimal Garden, Law Garden, Gulbai Tekra,Ambawadi and acknowledged them about the importance of Social service in the development of the nation. Volunteers also carried out drive for DE addiction. To ensure the motto “not me but you”, PROGRAM OFFICER of NSS unit of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) took an orientation program of the NSS volunteers and more than 100 volunteers attended the orientation program. After the orientation program, clean campus drive was carried out in the campus and NSS volunteers took pledge for helping and contributing in CLEAN INDIA DRIVE. The students and volunteers were very enthusiastic about the celebration of NSS day.

• EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO 94.3 MY FM STUDIO

A group of 56 students from Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) visited Gujarat’s No. 1, 94.3 My FM studio on 19th September, 2015 with an objective to make students understand career opportunities in media and the latest technology used in it. The students participated with great enthusiasm and had an interaction with Mr. Kartik, the program co-coordinator and also got an opportunity to interact with famous RJs Ms. Krupa and Ms. Payal of My FM.

Students were keen to learn about opportunities to work as an intern in various department of My F. M. like Marketing, Finance, Sound Engineer, Administration, Production, RJ etc.

This visit was jointly organized by Eco-Stat Club under the coordination of Dr. Kavita Dave and Prof. Anjali Trivedi.

• WORKSHOP ON “ECO FREINDLY GANESH CHATURTHI” BY Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) STUDENTS IN VARIOUS SCHOOLS OF AHMEDABAD

98 students of Statistics Forum students analyzed the data regarding the amount of water pollution caused by POP and hazardous material during Ganpati Visarjan in river, lakes and ponds. Students decided to not only to analyze data and do presentations but also to actively contribute towards environment conservation.

As a part of celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) student took hercules task to create awareness environment damage because of pop Ganesha immersion. They decided to visit various schools of Ahmedabad and conduct workshops on celebrating Eco Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi.

Epitome of dedicationby the students of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) was they decided to learn the art of making clay Ganesha on their own and then helping more than 1000 students of various schools of Ahmedabad tomake pure clay Ganesha this Chaturthi.

Our Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit had been the brain behind the initiative to go for pure clay Ganesha idol workshops in schools.

Students of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) under the co-ordinatorship of Dr. Kavita Dave organized an eco drive which consisted of PPT presentation on damagecaused to environment during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi,Durga Festival, showing animated movies on environmental hazards followed by preparing clay Ganesha idols and then taking pledge to conserve environment.

Statistics Forum Core committee along with volunteers visited schools like Navrang High School, N.R High School, M.K Shah High School, D.A.V International etc to conduct workshop.

The students decided that this Ganesh Chaturthi they will visit different pandals and gift them this handmade clay Ganesha to make them realize about environment problems caused by use of POP. Other idea behind conducting such drives is also to make them aware about current eco problems and also contribute towards solving it.

It was memorable experience and there was epitome of happiness on the faces of all students while preparing clay idols as if they had been longing tobe back to those childhood days wherein without any restriction a child is allowed to play with clay and being close to nature.We are able to see that joy on all the faces during this event.

• Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC)’S ECO DRIVE ON 94.3 MY FM

Team of core members of Statistics Forum visited 94.3 MY FM tospread awareness about “Go Green Eco Drive” on 15th September 2015 .The show was anchored by RJ Payal and she appreciated the drive organized by Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) Students. Their interviews were taken and which wereon air on Tuesday. She dedicated entire show Payal’s Top Ten to Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) students as an appreciation for working whole heartedly for such a noble cause.

• GO GREEN GANESH CHATURTHI WORKSHOP FOR DNA EMPLOYEES

Divya Bhaskar employees invited students of Statistics Forum of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) to conduct workshop on “ Go Green Ganesh Chaturthi “ on 15th September 2015 in which employees of various department of Divya Bhaskar Corporation participated and more than 30 clay idols were prepared by them with the assistance of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) students.

The students of the forum at the end of the workshop were appreciated by Region Head of D.B Corp. and served refreshments. All the participating students were given a souvenir and a letter of appreciation was handed over to Prof Dr. Kavita Dave for conducting such a creative workshop.

• A Visit to Gandhi Ashram

In order to disseminate Gandhian Philosophy among the students of the college, Youth Forum for Gandhian Philosophy organised a visit to Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad on 8th September 2015.The visit was organised in the context of Gandhian thought and contemporary issues for teachers and students. The objective of the visit was to understand Gandhian methods of resolving conflict. More than 250 students participated in the program guided by Dean Dr.Ashwin Purohit and faculty memebers. The programme included study visits, lectures on Gandhian thought, Peace Studies and interaction with Gandhian scholars and activists.

• WORKSHOP AT CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION (CEE)

On 4th September, 2015 workshop on Environment Conservation was organized at Centre for Environment Education for Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) students with an objective of acquainting them with current environment issues. In Vedas it is mentioned that what nourishes mankind is God and that is why we worship rivers, mountains, trees, earth, air, fire and everything that exist on this earth.

CEE was created in recognition of the importance of environmental education in India’s overall environment and development strategy.

IFC in charge Ms. Priya Nair first of all oriented the youth about CEE and inspired them to conduct eco drives independently. Secondly, they were acquainted about the internship opportunities and different network by the two Germen Interns working there. Students were taken to Nature trail, Bird watching while on trail talking about medicinal plants, insects etc. They discussed about vermi-compost pit and its significance and conservation of energy through bio-gas plant. The students were inspired to save energy and fuels by encouraging them to install solar panels and biogas plants in their college campus and buildings.

Students got an opportunity to witness stimulated model of Science Express- Government of India project which is going to be launched by September end.

Indeed the workshop at CEE was very informative and constructive. When students were asked how they will contribute towards conservation issues they came up with an innovative ideas like conducting awareness workshops in their own campus and at various school across Ahmedabad on “How to Use Solar Panels And Biogas Plants EffectivelyTo Save Energy’.The entire program was coordinated by Dr. Kavita Dave and Core members of Statistics Forum.

• TRAINING FOR WOMEN ON SELF –DEFENSE

Under the umbrella of CWDC on 3rd September 2015 Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organised a seminar on practical self – defense techniques for girls. Nearly 120 girls participated in the seminar. On behalf of Gujarat police Shree Jaldeepbhai and PSI Urmilaben Joshi made the presentation comprising of IPC Law and movie on Self-defense. They later distributed handouts and encouraged girls to register themselves at Helpline no 1091. This proved to be a successful and highly informative seminar for girls.

• A Musical Celebration of Independence in Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC)

On 20th August, 2015, Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC), a leading Commerce institute of Ahmedabad organised a musical programme in which the students presented some heart touching patriotic songs, both, vocal as well as instrumental, to celebrate the 69 years of the independence of India. The mood was of a celebration and not of a competition on this occasion. It was a musical tribute to the heroes of the independence movement of India and a salute to the soldiers of Indian army. The show was entirely organised, managed and performed by the students of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC).

Dr. B.H.Joshi, Registrar, GLS, motivated he students and the institute by his inspiring words. He made the students aware of the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters due to which we are breathing the fresh air of freedom today. The Dean, Dr.Ashwin Purohit, explained about the importance of acknowledging the role of our motherland and the society in building our personality and shaping our life. He added that the programmes of such level and kind are useful in inculcating some good values into the students and they are very important in the overall development of the students. He congratulated the students for putting up a show of a very high standard with a very unique concept.

• Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) STUDTENTS AND ALUMINI AT AHMEDABAD SCHOOL TO    CREATE ENVIRONMENT AWARENESSS

On 17th August, 2015 Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organized a one day workshop on SAVE ENVIRONMENT SAVE EARTH at DAV International school, Prahladnagar in which more than 240 students participated.

The objective of this workshop was to help school in creating awareness about critical environment issues and formation of Environment wing at school level which can help school to conduct effective program on environment conservation. Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) faulty Dr. Kavita Dave along with the team of present students and alumni educated and imparted knowledge on various issues like how to save environment, how to stop pollution and how to conserve water with the help of PPT, audio-visuals, short stories followed by slogan writing competition in which students actively participated and showcased their sensitivity and creativity towards environment. Around 240 students got its benefits and took home innovative ideas and information about how to Conserve and respect the environment.

Lastly all the students took pledge that they will sincerely contribute towards saving our environment. The event was appreciated by leading newspapers like Gujarat Samachar and DNA Ahmedabad.

• EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE THEATRE: THEATRE WORKSHOP-2015

A Theatre Workshop was conducted under the guidance of Mr.Abhishek Shah from 10th August, 2015 to 14th August, 2015, wherein 70 students from Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) and students from other colleges of Ahmadabad participated.

It started with a brief introduction of participants. The students were taught voice modulations, correct pauses and how to create different characters by using various speeches. They were indulged in mirror exercises which helped them to develop the right kind of body postures and positive body language.

Radio Mirchi fame Mr.Chirag Tripathi also conducted a session and guided the students regarding creative writing and importance of poetry and music in theatre.Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) students performed BULBJALEGA...??? to give the participants a live and first-hand experience of lights, music and back stage production.

A visit to Thakorebhai Desia hall was also organized wherein students learned about the stage craft, green rooms, lighting and property management. At the end of the workshop, the students enacted small acts in groups and learned on the spot improvisation.

In the Valedictory session, Dr.Bhalchandra Joshi, Executive Director, GLS University motivated and appreciated the students for their participation in Theatre Activities. Prin. Dr.Ashwin Purohit also emphasized that participation in extra-curricular activities give an upper edge to the student’s personality. The participants were awarded certificates on completion of workshop. The workshop was co-ordinated by Prof.Sneha Master and Prof.Gitanjali Rampal.

• Blood Donation Camp

The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of S.M. Patel Institute of Commerce in association with Indian Red Cross Society organized Blood donation camp in the college premises on 7 August, 2015.Students, faculty and staff members participated voluntarily in the camp. 101 blood units were donated by the volunteers. The camp helped the Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) community in gaining awareness about thalassemia. The community came together to participate with great enthusiasm and deepened social awareness among them. The donated blood will aid transfusions to children affected by thalassemia, an inherited autosomal recessive blood disorder that causes the weakening and destruction of red blood cells. Dean Dr.Ashwin Purohit in his address congratulated the NSS and Red Cross team for having organized an event of social benefit and also assured to support for similar events in the days to come.

• Photography Workshop

A four day Photography Workshop was organized from 3rd August 2015. Mr. Haard Dave, an expert from the field, guided the students about the various techniques and the nuances of photography. He focused on various aspects like cameras, lenses, lights and essentially the vision. Nearly 35 students were benefitted who made to click photos on the theme of 'city life' with 'motion' in the center. The best photograph was awarded with prize and others were given participation certificates.

• GURUPURNIMA CELEBRATION

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) students celebrated the sacred occasion of ‘Gurupurnima’ along with Dean Sir, Faculty members, Office staff and Helpers. They welcomed the teachers by showering flowers, worshipped them with a lotus and a small pooja as a token of their love and gratitude. At the end, Dean Dr.Ashwin Purohit blessed the students with an inspiring speech and explained them the importance of Gurupurnima in the Indian context.

• Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) DANCE AND GROOMING WORKSHOP

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) Dance and Grooming workshop was organised from 13th July 2015 to 23th July 2015. It was a combination of stage presence and confidence building tips required for ramp walk plus a parody of Bollywood dance. This workshop provided a platform to the students in highlighting and showcasing their talents.

• FOLK DANCE WORKSHOP

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organised a five day Folk Dance workshop from 6th July to 10th July to acquaint the students with traditional dance forms and culture wherein 80 students participated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. They learnt basics of different forms of folk dances of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

• Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC)’S INTIATIVE TOWARDS HEALTHY CAMPUS

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organized an informative seminar for students of Semester 2 on July 4, 2015 with an aim to promote Healthy living. Mr Hariom Gandhi, Zonal Director, Narcotics Control Bureau, Government of India, conducted the seminar to spread awareness among the students about the harmful effects of drug abuse and importance of Healthy Campus. He motivated the students to be ambassadors of creating Healthy Campus. He emphasized that if students are active and healthy, creativity will nurture them to make a bright career and a better society. He conveyed the message of “SAY NO TO DRUGS AND YES TO LIFE”. Dean Dr Ashwin Purohit encouraged and motivated the students to spread the message of Healthy Campus.

• International Yoga Day Celebration

21st June is declared as “International Yoga Day” by United Nations. To celebrate the same Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organised Yoga session for students as well as faculty members at 8:00 a.m.in college campus. Ms Purvi Shah columnist, Navgujarat Samay conducted the yoga session in a vibrant manner. The students and faculty members together enjoyed a morning dedicated to Health and Fitness.

• Orientation Programme for the First Semester students

A series of Orientation programmes were organised by the college for the students of First Semester, from 23rd to 26th June, 2015 in GLS Auditorium. The students along with their parents were invited for the orientation wherein they were oriented about GLS University as well as various activities and achievements of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC). Each session was conducted by the class counsellor of that particular class. Besides a brief introduction of the faculty and the administrative staff, the students were also provided information regarding the other courses, various activities and collaborations like CIMA UK, Concordia College, New York, Bridge course and so on. Dean Dr.Ashwin Purohit addressed the audience and provided guidance for choosing the right career options. He also briefed about various activities and projects undertaken by the college towards extension activities. At the end, parents expressed their concerns and queries which were answered and solved by the Dean to their satisfaction. The students and their parents left with smiles of satisfaction and contentment on their faces.

• CWDC

Under CWDC, Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) has framed Anti-Sexual Harassment and Anti-Ragging Policy.


















































































Para-Academic Activities

• An Alumni Meet and a Farewell for Sem-VI Students

SMPIC organised a Farewell for semester -VI students and an Alumni Meet for the past students. It was a fun-filled Evening. The Function started with a formal introduction of the event and students gave the feedbacks about their journey in SMPIC. The function was followed by a Musical Evening with all the peppy numbers. Crowd had a gala time dancing to their favourite tunes. It was a night to remember for the Batch about to graduate bidding final good bye to the alma mater.

• PARENT-TEACHER MEET 2015

SMPIC Parent Teacher meeting for the 2015 was held on 4th April in GLS auditorium between 9.00 am to 10:30 am. There were around 80 students along with their parents who attended the meeting. The function started with the welcome address by Principal Dr.Ashwin Purohit followed by introduction of Faculty members, Audio-Visual Presentation on glimpses of activities & achievements of 2014. At the end of the meet, parents gave constructive suggestions and appreciated the efforts and the involvement of Principal and Faculty members in all the academic as well as co-curricular activities.

• Sports Day

SMPIC enthusiastically celebrated Sports Day on 12th February, 2015 at Sheth C. N. Vidhyavihar in which more than 300 students participated in various sports and games like Sprint, Discuss Throw, Short Put, Long Jump, Lemon and spoon and musical chair.

WINNERS:

BOYS:

[A] 100 M Running:
(1) Mangalya Majmudar (2) Jay Mori

[B] 200 M Running:
(1) Mangalya Majmudar (2) Jay Mori

[C] 400 M Running:
(1) Mangalya Majmudar (2) Jay Mori

[D] Long Jump:
(1) Mangalya Majmudar (2) Darshan Chaudhary

[E] Shot Put:
(1) Vishrut Kevadia (2) Harsh Seth

[F] Discus Throw:
(1) Vishrut Kevadia (2) Utsav Shah

GIRLS:

[A] 100 M Running:
(1) Preksha Shah (2) Sudeshna Bose

[B] 200 M Running:
(1) Margi Chauhan (2) Swetha Pillai

[C] 400 M Running:
(1) Charmi Khandhar (2) Meghavi Panchal

[D] Long Jump:
(1) Kathanki Raval(2) Devanshi Mehta

[E] Shot Put:
(1) Nandini Pandya (2) Kruti

[F] Discus Throw:
(1) Margi Chauhan (2) Nandini Pandya

• Celebrating New Year With A Difference

To begin year with a difference students of SMPIC organized a drive to be a helping hand to the society. On 2nd January 2015, early in the morning at 5 a.m. students accompanied by two faculty members distributed warm/woolen clothes to the needy people sleeping on the footpath at different places of Ahmedabad like Shivranjani cross roads, Helmet cross roads & SAL Hospital.

• Celebrating Christmas with a Difference

With a view to inculcate value of Individual Social Responsibility in the students, S.M.Patel Institute of Commerce organized the “joy of giving activity” in an endeavor to make a Christmas Day Celebration special and reach out to underprivileged girls at Shree Jamnadas Bhagwandas Kanya Gruh (Hostel for Underprivileged girls from rural area of Ahmedabad District). 30 students and Faculty members from SMPIC went on 25th December to the Kanya Gruh to celebrate the joyous festival with them. The students decorated the Kanya Gruh, played one minute games and gave prizes. The students of Kanya Gruh danced and were very happy with our college students. Even a small Fashion show and Garba were organized for the students. One of the college students dressed up as Santa Claus and distributed gifts to all the students. The best moment of the celebration was cutting of the Christmas cake and having lunch with all the students of Kanya Gruh. The students of SMPIC parted by bringing a smile on the faces by distributing gift kit to each student (containing woolen scarf, foolscap books, pen, wallet, lotion, pins/clips, etc. ) and thus making 25thDecember 2014, a memorable day to remember in the life of Jamnadas Bhagwandas Kanya Gruh girls.

Through this initiative, the underprivileged girls too got a chance to celebrate Christmas in its true spirit. It was a small gesture by the SMPIC students to express that they care for underprivileged too.

• Mountaineering Camp

Krunal Shah and Rutul Vyas from SMPIC got selected by Gujarat University for Basic Mountaineering course-cum-camp at SVIM, Mount Abu managed by Government of Gujarat. It was organized from 22/05/2015 to 1/06/201. This basic course aimed at imparting professional training of mountain climbing, rappelling and technical basics to the students. It was a great experience for the students to explore mountaineering activity to the fullest.

• TRAFFIC AWARENESS INITIATIVE

Under the valuable guidance of Principal Dr. Ashwin Purohit, the NSS volunteers of SMPIC undertook a Traffic Awareness Initiative at Shivranjani cross road on 3rd December,2014. Commuters were surprised to see that around 20 NSS volunteers stopped the traffic and distributed the pamphlets regarding traffic rules. All the commuters were given a Rose flower to motivate them to follow and support Traffic Police. At this program, even the DIG of Police Harekrushna Patel, ACP R.S.Sindhi, ACP R.M.Zala along with their team marked their presence and motivated the commuters and the NSS volunteers too. SMPIC NSS Volunteers team honoured the Officers with the token of appreciation for serving the society with full responsibility and dedication. Overall more than 500 vehicles were covered under this initiative and everyone praised such initiative taken by college students.

• RUN FOR CLEANLINESS

To mark 26th January 2015 as a special day, SMPIC participated in “Run for Cleanliness”; an event organized by GLS. More than 800 students of SMPIC participated in the event to create awareness about Cleanliness among people of Ahmedabad. Run for Cleanliness commenced from Income tax cross roads and concluded at GLS Ground followed by Flag Hosting Ceremony.

• Pledging For Swachh Bharat

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Smt. Anandiben Patel addressed the students of GLS to commensurate cleanliness drive conducted by GLS on 30th January 2015. More than 800 students of SMPIC participated in the event. Students were encouraged and appreciated by Honourable Chief Minister for partnering the noble act of cleanliness. Executive Vice President Shri Sudhir Nanavati submitted 1,11,111 cleanliness pledges to Chief Minister.

• “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”

SMPIC celebrated Cleanliness Drive on 2nd October 2014.

Cleanliness Drive under ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ marked the celebrations of 145th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhiji in S.M. Patel Institute of Commerce.

Gandhi Jayantiwas celebrated by Students, Faculty members and Administrative staff by undertaking cleanliness drive in the campus by cleaning staffrooms, classrooms, college premises& surrounding area. It was a huge success.

• ‘Gnyan Saptah’ Celebration

Under the celebration of ‘Gnyan Saptah’, SMPIC organized various events like ‘Poetry Recitation’, ‘Elocution’, ‘Yoga demonstration’ and ‘Carrom Tournament’ on 2nd September, 2014.

Seven students participated in ‘Poetry Recitation’. The students recited various poems in English, Hindi as well as Gujarati languages. The recitation of poetry was followed by the discussion on the theme and meaning of the poems.

Eleven students participated in ‘Elocution’ where in the students were asked to speak on the given topics. They were given five minutes for the preparation and three minutes for the delivery of speech. All the students took part enthusiastically.

Prof. Bhavik Swadia, Asst. Professor in Accountancy, is also an expert in Yoga and Meditation. He explained the importance of Yoga and demonstrated various Yoga postures to the students.

A tournament of Carrom was held in the college library. Sixteen students participated in the Tournament. The winners shall be given a certificate during the college Annual Function.

‘Swayam Shikshak Din’ was celebrated on 3rd September, 2014. in which 27 students participated and played the role of Teachers. The students enthusiastically participated in the celebration and taught the topics of their choice.

On 4th September, 2014, SMPIC organized a Career Guidance Seminar. Principal Dr. Ashwin Purohit informed and guided the students of T.Y.B.Com. about various career options after B.Com. He briefed about the opportunities in Banking sector and also threw light on how the students can develop entrepreneurship quality for becoming self employed. 150 students were benefited from this session.

• Charity Activities

Invitation to Municipal school children at SMPIC

Under the initiative 'PRAYAS-charity with smile', on 9th January 2015 SMPIC brought 25 children from Municipal school no 2., school no 18 and school no 26 to the institute by Faculty and students’ car. An entertainment program and games were organized in the campus. All the children were provided lunch and then after they were given surprise gifts.

Visit to Cancer Ward at Civil Hospital

‘PRAYAS-charity with smile’; is an attempt of SMPIC to contribute to the society and sensitize the students about social causes of the society. Under this noble cause, on 10th January, 2015 Faculty members and 40 students of SMPIC visited children Cancer ward at Civil Hospital and distributed toys and biscuits.

• Blood Donation Camp

SMPIC in association with Red Cross society organized Blood Donation Camp on 21st August, 2014. 72 bottles were donated by the college.

• ART CLUB

ART CLUB focuses on the core idea of ‘STUDENTS TEACH, STUDENTS LEARN’. The main objective is to encourage the students to come out with their hidden creative skills and to share and exchange their creative ideas. The Club organized the Fine Arts workshop from 16th January, 2015 in which 130 students participated enthusiastically.

Activities of the Workshop:

1) Origami : For 3 days by Kaumit (sem VI)
2) Paper Mache: For 8 days by Zeel and Ayushi(sem VI)
3) Best out of waste: For 2 days by Kaumit (sem VI)
4) Paper Quelling: For 4 days by Kaumit (sem VI)
5) Calligraphy: For 3 days by Kaumit, Zeel, Ayushi, Kavisha, Prachi (sem VI) and Sonal (sem II)
6) Card making: For 2 days by Kavisha (sem VI)

(A) PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP:

Photography workshop was conducted by Mr. Haard Dave from 21st to 25th February, 2015 in which sixteen students participated. Students were given on field training of photography at Law Garden. A competition was held on the last day of the workshop amongst the students and the winners were awarded with the certificates.

• Inter Class Fine Arts Competition 2014

Inter Class Fine Arts competition was organized to provide platform to students to showcase their abilities in areas like On the Spot Painting, Rangoli, Poster Making, Collage and Cartooning on 13th and 14th August 2014.Many students participated in these activities and students were awarded with the certificate for 1st 2nd and 3rd position.

CWDC ACTIVITIES

• Orsang Visit

SMPIC organized an educational visit under CWDC to Orsang Park near Bharuch on 12th February, 2015. Around 63 students along with faculty members Dr. Mala Sharma and Prof.Gitanjali Rampal went for the visit. The visit was quite a learning as well as entertaining for the students as they participated in various adventurous activities like zip line, swing jump etc.

• PINKATHON

Pinkathon is a 10KM International run only for Women. The objective of the event is to encourage womens’ health and fitness. Pinkathon also aims to raise awareness about Breast Cancer, its causes and prevention.

Pinkathon was held in Ahmedabad on 12th Oct, 2014 where more than 15K women gathered on a pleasant Sunday morning to run for a social cause. The marathon started at Sabarmati Riverfront. For the convenience of first timers 3Km, 5Km run were also set therein.

45 girls from SMPIC participated in the Pinkathon and successfully completed the 3Km and 5Km run and got an 'I am a finisher' medal and had a wonderful experience!

• An Eye-Opening Seminar on Cyber Crime

A seminar on ‘Women Empowerment and Cyber Crime’ was organized by Cyber Cell, CID Crime & Railways, Police Bhavan, Gandhinagar, in Senate Hall, Gujarat University, on 12th August, 2014, Tuesday, at 11.00 am for various commerce colleges of Ahmedabad. Around 60 students of SMPIC along with Prof.Gitanjali Rampal participated in the seminar. The seminar was conducted in two sessions. In the first session the students were informed about women empowerment and different defensive techniques to save themselves from troublesome situations. Various helpline numbers were also given. They were further informed about the various cybercrimes, their modus operendi and the methods to curb them. In the second session, the students were informed about the various career options available in uniform services and their requirements. The sessions were followed by light refreshments. The seminar was very informative and eye-opening for students.

• Theatre Workshop

SMPIC successfully organized “ABHIVYAKTI: A FINISHING WORKSHOP IN THEATRE”, for the 5th consecutive year. The workshop was organised by Abhishek Shah, Prof. Sneha Master and Prof. Gitanjali Rampal under the able guidance of Prin. Dr. Ashwin Purohit. The five days workshop was conducted in the college premises from 31st July, 2014 to 4th August, 2014.

The workshop dealt with basics of theatre, music, dance, creative writing and stagecraft. Various aspects of drama, including acting, voice modulation, breathing control and reflex enhancing were taught by the theatre enthusiasts and stalwarts like Rajoo Barot, Abhishek Shah, Mihir Upadhaya and Mahesh Ghodeshwar. Around 90 Students from SMPIC and various other colleges participated and were benefited from the workshop.

Participants integrated their collective understanding about theatre skills in scripting, costumes, make-up, acting and direction into their performances on the last day. The workshop provided the space to affirm individual expression and a platform to share and collaborate.

On the last day of the workshop, in the closing ceremony, Dr. B. H. Joshi, Registrar, GLS blessed the students with his insightful and motivating words. The certificates were distributed to the students and Prin. Dr. Ashwin Purohit guided the students with his enlightening speech. The workshop was a huge success.

• Facets 2015

SMPIC celebrated its Annual Culfest–“Facets 2015”s at Tagore Hall. In great style the show was a blend of Music, Western Dance and Fashion. The theme of this year’s show was BOLLYWOOD and the audience was also dressed in the BOLLYWOOD ATTIRE. Mr. ArvindVegda ‘Bhai Bhai’ fame, R.J. Krunal Desai of Radio Mirchi and Mr. Shail Desai, Director Page 3 events were the judges of the event. More than 120 students participated in the show amidst the round cheering of 900 plus audience.

WINNERS OF FACETS-2015:-

BEST MALE MODEL

  1. Faiz Mansuri and Naman Gor
  2. Rahul Meghlani and Mayank Shah
  3. Neel Bodiwala and Mohit Diwan

BEST FEMALE MODEL

  1. Krishna Adenwal
  2. Divya Sulecha and Riya Subodh
  3. Ekta Gohil and Sneha Keswani

BEST MALE DANCER

  1. Niddhip Shah
  2. Chaitanya Patel and Utsav Solanki
  3. Akhil Mehta and Subham Barot

BEST FEMALE DANCER

  1. Prachi Sanghvi
  2. Charmi Kandhar and Kathanki Rawal
  3. Divya Asnani and Megha Nahlani

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER

  1. Akhil Mehta, Utsav Solanki, Kathanki Rawal
  2. Niddip Shah ,Chaitanya Patel

• Dance and Grooming Workshop

SMPIC organised Dance and Fashion Grooming Workshop. Various dance forms were taught to the students. This workshop was a big success as around 150 students enthusiastically participated in the workshop. Students were taught Bollywood, Jazz, Grooming and Ramp walk by the renowned choreographers of the State. All the student participants will be given a chance to perform in the College Cultural Festival ‘’Facets”. The entire workshop was coordinated by Prof. Bhavna Parvani, Prof. Aashal Bhatt and Prof. Bimal Solanki. Principal Dr. Ashwin Purohit is always enthusiastic about organising such workshops for holistic development of the students.

• Orientation Programme
“A Warm Welcome to F.Y. B.Com Students and their Parents”

S.M. Patel Institute of Commerce organised an Orientation Programme for the students of Semester-1 and their parents on 22nd, 23rd and 24th July, 2014. The Programme was aimed at welcoming the new batch and at the same time orienting the students as well as parents about various activities, achievements, examination pattern etc. The students were also introduced to the faculty and administrative staff of SMPIC. Dr. B.H. Joshi, Registrar, GLS, Dr. N.D. Shah, Dean, Commerce faculty, Gujarat University and Shri Sudhirbhai Nanavati, Exe. Vice President, GLS were the chief guests during the three days programme respectively.

On the occasion, the principal, Dr. Ashwin Purohit, in his welcome speech, mentioned, “It is the Smart work which will lead you to success and not a mere Hard work”. He also guided the students for choosing the right career option according to their potential.

Shri Sudhirbhai Nanavati emphasised on the ‘clarity of goal’ in life and a determined pursuit towards that goal as the success mantra. He explained the importance of skill and knowledge in addition to degrees and certificates and added that excessive pressure of studies on the students can strangle their real talent and potential. He congratulated the Principal and staff of SMPIC for the several achievements during the last year and wished them good luck for the years to come.













































Para-Academic Activities

Parent-Teacher Meeting 2014

SMPIC organized Parent-teacher meeting on 24th March 2014 at 9am. 120 parents along with their wards attended the meeting. Students who were achievers in academics, curricular and extra-curricular activities along with other students were also invited to attend the meeting along with their parents/guardians. An Audio Visual of all the achievements be it sports, drama, folk dance, fashion show, western dance, charity, university rankers etc of the year 2013-2014 was shown. Principal, Dr. Ashwin Purohit, in his address asked the parents to contribute to the success to college by giving their valuable suggestions. Parents were called on to give constructive suggestions and feedback of both parents and students was also taken during the course of meeting.

Industrial visit

An industrial visit for students is an essential element to enhance their practical knowledge along with their study. As a part of Industry – Institute interaction, S.M. Patel Institute of Commerce organized an industrial visit to Sardar Sarovar Dam and Baroda Dairy on 25th March 2014 . Total 51 students along with 3 faculty members and 1 administrative staff joined the visit. The trip was very useful and interesting as they had an opportunity to see power generation unit of Sardar Sarovar Dam as well as production and distribution of milk products in Baroda Dairy.

An Orientation Program

An orientation program for the first year students was organized on 26th July, 2013 at 9 am at GLS Auditorium. Dr. Ashwin Putohit, Principal, delivered his welcome address and explained the students the importance of extra-curricular activities and overall development of the personality. Students were acquainted with the curricular and extra-curricular activities of the college and the achievements of the college in the year 2012-13.

Celebration of Gurupurnima at SMPIC

SMPIC students celebrated Gurupurnima in a traditional manner.

CWDC ACTIVITIES

CWDC Seminar on “Criminal Law Amendments Ordinance Act Under CWDC”

SMPIC organised a seminar on 16thsep. on “ CRIMINAL LAW AMENDMENTS ORDINANCE ACT UNDER CWDC” in ground floor class. Mr. Ankit Sharma(speaker Crime Branch ,Ahmedabad) was the speaker for the day. He informed girls about the amendments made in criminal law after Damini rape case. He made girls aware about implementation of new laws. Nearly 150 girls of FY, SY and TY participated in the seminar. The session also included question answer round.

Seminar on Solid Waste Management And Self Defense Technique Under CWDC

On 21st September 2013, SMPIC organised a seminar on solid waste management and self defense technique for girls in ground floor class. The initiative for the seminar was taken by police commissioner office Ahemedabad. Ms Asha Mehta made power point presentation on the seriousness of solid waste issue and acquainted the students about the various technique of managing solid waste . She also briefed about various self defense techniques to girls. Demonstration of the same was shown by her. Around 200 girls participated in the seminar.

Educational Tour Under CWDC

SMPIC, under CWDC organized an educational tour to Parvati Hills near Himmatnagar, on 11th January, 2014. The trip was enjoyed by around 56 students under the guidance of Prof. Mala Sharma and Prof. Gitanjali Rampal. If one wants to witness the magic created by nature, one needs to be a part of the flora and fauna and feel the scented aroma of air along with the chill feel of water. Prin. Dr. Ashwin Purohit’s basic idea behind organizing this trip was to sensitize the students towards nature. The students were involved in various activities like trekking and adventure sports under expert guidance of professional trekkers. The students were given information about various plants and trees and explained about their medicinal properties by the local people. At the end of the day, the students went to the jungle, fetched dry wood and lit a fire. They sang, danced, had food and shared their experience of the day during campfire. The students not only enjoyed thoroughly but the trip left an indelible impression on the young minds.

Dance Workshop

SMPIC organized a dance and fashion grooming workshop from 29th July to 6th August, 2013. Various dance forms were taught to the students. 150 students enthusiastically participated in the workshop. Students were taught Bollywood, jazz , grooming and Ramp walk by the renowned choreographers of the State. Principal Dr. Ashwin Purohit encouraged the students to participate in such workshop for their all round development. The entire workshop was organized and managed by Prof. Bimal Solanki, Prof. Bhavna Parwani and Prof. Aashal Bhatt.

Patriotic Song Competition

A competition of singing patriotic songs was organized on 12th August, 2013 at GLS auditorium. As much as 25 students were auditioned, out of which, 10 students were selected for the final performance. The competition was marked by the orchestra which consisted the students of SMPIC only. The student band worked very hard to accompany the singers with their music. Renowned musicians, Bhumik Shah and Mihir Jani were invited to judge the competition. Out of the 10 entries Bhaumik Bhatt bagged the 1st prize and Foram Parikh stood 2nd in the competition. .

Drama Workshop

SMPIC organized “ABHIVYAKTI: A FINISHING WORKSHOP IN THEATRE”, a complete theatre experience. The 5 days workshop was conceived by Prin. Dr. Ashwin Purohit and managed and organized by Abhishek Shah, Prof. Sneha Master and Prof. Gitanjali Rampal. The workshop was conducted at Rangmandal, Ellisbridge Aarogya Samiti, Pritiamnagar Akhada, Pritamnagar, Ahmedabad from 22nd July to 26th July, 2013.

The workshop dealt with basics of theatre, music, dance, creative writing and stagecraft. Various aspects of drama, including acting, voice modulation, breathing control and reflex enhancing were taught by the theatre enthusiasts and stalwarts like Mahesh Godheshwar, a National School of Drama pass out. There was an overwhelming response from different colleges of Ahmedabad. Around 110 students from various colleges participated and were benefited from the workshop.

The workshop took off with a sharing of the participants' theatre related experiences in the past. Participants were briefly oriented about the evolution and history of theatre. The session helped provoke a rethink on the need of the kind of theatre and its scope among the youth. The sessions were enlivened by various theatre exercises and games which allowed inhibitions to drop even as it built in a discipline among the participants and demonstrate the same in their interaction with others.

Sessions in the following days invited participants to critically look at and challenge the current communication approaches and practices using theatre. There were sessions to demonstrate ways in which theatre can be enriched and applied as a tool, method and process moving beyond performances. Across the five days, the participants and facilitators together built an environment, which encouraged the participation of all. The participants themselves were thrilled with the space and opportunity to participate in sharing, learning and doing processes as equal partners. The formal sessions on story/script development, make-up, developing a character, acting and facilitation involved the participants in intense discussions, which flowed into the informal, out-of-class hours.

Participants integrated their collective understanding about development concerns as also their skills in scripting, costumes, make-up, acting and direction into their 90 minute performances on the last day. The workshop provided the space to affirm individual expression and a platform to share and collaborate. At the end, the students were also invited to see the professional performances of two plays “Priya Mitr” and “Tu Ladje Anamika” at Rangmandal on 1st August, 2013. Herein they were given the first-hand practical experience of various aspects theatre like lighting, music, set setting etc.

The students of various other colleges wholeheartedly appreciated SMPIC’s effort to organize a theatre workshop not only for SMPICITES but for students of other colleges also. They considered this workshop as a significant contribution to Gujarati Theatre. They have also requested to organize more than one workshop in a year.

SMPIC Theatre Achievement

SMPIC’s award-winning play “Tu Ladje Anamika”, written and directed by Shri Abhishek Shah, was invited to be performed at M.P.J.I.M.R. Auditorium, Bhavan’s Cultural Centre, Andheri, Mumbai on 3rd August,2013. A special sponsorship of Rs. 25,000 was awarded by Gujarat Rajya Sangeet Natak Academy for the performance. The students have been regularly giving professional performances of the play. The 13th show in Mumbai was a stupendous success and received standing ovation from the audience.

Charity Activities

Blood Donation Camp

SMPIC in association with Red cross society organized Blood Donation Camp on 5th August, 2013. 106 bottles were donated by the college

Prayas ‘Charity with Smile’

2nd January,2014 was celebrated as charity day by SMPICites. Under “Prayas”-charity with smile, SMPIC team including 50 students and faculty members visited two destinations i.e. Children Cancer Ward, Civil Hospital and Maniben Tribhuvandas Matrugruh- Old age home at Chandranagar, Paldi. At Old age home a kit containing daily usage items for old aged women and biscuits were distributed to 80 beneficiaries. At children Cancer wards toys were distributed to 90 patients.

Visit to Municipal School

SMPIC students along with faculty visited municipal school No. 26, Ambavadi on 7th Feb.,2014. Students spent a few hours sharing their experiences and entertaining school kids there. A kit consisting of stationery and buiscuits were distributed among the school children.

Nishulk Shikshan Sahayak Scheme

SMPIC teaches the poor students of 10th and 12th Std. of Sanand district under the Nishulk shikshan sahayak scheme free of cost since 2007-8. Students are given Note books and study material free of cost.

Facets 2014

The Institute organized the annual cultural festival FACETS-2014 at the Tagore Hall on 8th February, 2014. The theme for the show this year was "Retro" and students performed on all the Retro Peppy Numbers. The show was an amalgam of Dance, fashion and music and the audience was also dressed in the Retro attires as it was a "Retro" day as well. The judges and guests for the event included Shri Sudhirbhai Nanavati, Executive Vice President, GLS, Shri B.H.Joshi, Shri Vadibhai Patel, Ms.Rajika Kacheria, RJ Kunal Desai, Mr. Shail Desai and the Gujarati Rock Star Bhai- Bhai fame Shri Arvind Vegda.

Placement Meet

College organized campus placement for B. Com and M.com students for South Indian Bank and Economic Times on 16th August,2013.

‘Youngotsav 2013’- Inter Zonal Youth Festival 3rd and 4th October, 2013.

S. M. Patel Institute of Commerce hosted Gujarat University Inter-Zonal youth festival ‘Youngotsav 2013’ on 3rd and 4th October, 2013. Total 27 events were conducted at 7 different venues including College Campus, L. A. Shah College, GLS Skating Rink, GLS Auditorium, H. K. Hall and Thakorebhai Desai Hall. The Inauguration function was held at Thakorebhai Desai Hall. Shri Sudhir Nanavati, Executive Vice President, GLS, Dr. Mukul Shah, In-charge Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University, and Ms. Pooja Gor, TV Celebrity(‘Pratigya’ fame) and Alumni of SMPIC were among the dignitaries present at the occasion. In the inaugural speech principal, Dr Ashwin Purohit, S.M. Patel Institute of Commerce welcomed all and motivated the students to set high standards for themselves and actively participate in various events. Shri Sudhir Nanavati, in his speech, laid emphasis on the fact that such events brought out the innate abilities of students and that GLS has always focused on all-round development of students. Dr. Mukul Shah stressed on importance of such events for youth in present time in his address. The event had 1000 to 1200 student participants of different colleges affiliated to Gujarat University across Gujarat during these two days. About 127 colleges of 5 zones took part in Youngotsav. Competitions were organized during the two-day festival in the area of Music, Literary, Theatre, Dance and Fine Arts and winners of Zonal Youth Festival enthusiastically participated in various events. The Valedictory Function and Prize Distribution were organized at GLS Auditorium. Shri N. R. Shah, Executive Director, GLS, RJ Kunal, renowned Radio Jockey(Radio Mirchi) and Ex-SMPICite, Shri V. K. Chavda, Assist. Director, Youth Welfare Dept., Gujarat University and Dr.Ashwin Purohit, Principal, S. M. Patel Institute of Commerce graced the occasion.


























Orientation Program

SMPIC conducted the orientation program on 27th June and 28th June, 2012 for the first year students at GLS auditorium.

THEATRE ACTIVITIES

Theatre Workshop-ABHIVYAKTI

SMPIC and Rangmandal jointly organized “ABHIVYAKTI: A FINISHING WORKSHOP IN THEATRE” for five days. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Kabir Thakore at Rangmandal, Ellisbridge Aarogya Samiti, Pritiamnagar Akhada, Ahmedabad from 3rd to 8th August, 2012.

It dealt with basics of theatre, music, dance, creative writing and stagecraft. Various aspects of drama, including acting, voice modulation, breathing control and reflex enhancing were taught by the theatre enthusiasts and stalwarts like Archan Trivedi, Nisarg Trivedi, Soumya Joshi. There was an overwhelming response from different colleges of Ahmedabad. Around 90 Students from various colleges participated and were benefited from the workshop.

Fashion Show,Dance and Music

SMPIC Dance Workshop

SMPIC organized a six day workshop on western dance to polish the dancing skills of the students in the month of September in which 55 students participated. Various English dance forms like Salsa, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Locking and Popping were taught to the students by renowned Choreographers.

Facets 2013

SMPIC organized Facets 2013 on 19th January, 2013, amidst a full house of 1000 students. Students showcased their talent in events like Fashion Show, Western Dance, Folk Dance and Choreography. The show was judged by renowned Choreographer Mr.Keyur Desai and Radio Mirchi R.J.Kunal Desai.

FINE ARTS ACTIVITIES

Inter-class Fine Arts Competition

Inter-class fine arts competition of On-the-spot painting, Poster Making, Cartooning, Rangoli and Mehendi was organized on 22nd, 23rd and 31st August respectively.

Clay Modeling Workshop

A two days clay-modeling workshop was organized on 27th and 28th Sept. 2012. Twenty two students participated and made models. Viz. Ganpati, resting men, mother and child etc.

CWDC ACTIVITIES

CWDC Seminar on “Female Health- Food and Nutrition”

A seminar on “Female Health- Food and Nutrition” was organized by CWDC, SMPIC on 26th September, 2012, in GLS Auditorium. Ms. Vaibhavi Nanavati was the Chief Guest for the function and Dr. Bhalchandra Joshi graced the function. The distinguished speakers were Dr. Jasmine Gujarathi, Gynecologist who spoke on “Female Health Issues” and Ms. Venaifer Lalkaka, Nutritionist addressed the audience on “Food and Nutrition”. The seminar was followed by a health-check up camp wherein many health check-up packages were offered to the students and faculties at subsidised rates. Around 140 students and 30 faculties availed the packages.

AIDS Awareness Seminar

SMPIC organized an “Aids Awareness Seminar” on 24th January, 2013 at GLS Auditorium. The inaugural session was graced by Dr. Mukul Shah, Pro. V. C., Gujarat University.  The expert speakers of the seminar were Dr. Prashant Bhimani, a renowned psychologist, Dr. Ashok Rughani, a consulting sexologist and Dr. Gaurang Jani, Prof and Head, Department of Sociology. They sensitized the youth, educated them with correct, concise and adequate information and finally helped them to identify and understand situations of exploitation and abuse. The objective of the seminar was to reach the youngsters at an impressionable age and lay the foundation for a responsible lifestyle, including healthy relationships.

Women’s Wellbeing – A Seminar in Collaboration with FOQSI

SMPIC organized a seminar on Women’s wellbeing in collaboration with FOQSI on 28th February at SMPIC. A leading Gynecologist Dr. Sonal Desai conducted the session and discussed gynec problems of teenage. Nearly 150 girls participated in the seminar.

Charity Activities

SMPIC ‘Charity with Smile’

SMPIC organized charity at three destinations viz Old Age home, near Income tax office, Municipal School no 26, Ambavadi and Evening School ,Bhudalpura on 10th Jan 2013. Students in large number along with Principal and five professors visited all the destinations. The beneficiaries were entertained with music and games. The program concluded with the distribution of grains, fruits, compass box, biscuits, shawl, Bhagwat Geeta and other stationery items. Every year such activity is initiated by the college to inculcate the noble cause among the students and sensitize them about the social issues of the country.

Nishulk Shikshan Sahayak Scheme

SMPIC teaches the poor students of 10th and 12th Std. of Sanand district under the Nishulk shikshan sahayak scheme free of cost since 2007-8. Students are given Note books and study material free of cost.

Annual Day Celebration at SMPIC

S. M. Patel  Institute  Of Commerce celebrated the 14th Annual Prize Distribution Function and Farewell Function for T. Y. B. Com. students on 25th March 2013, in a grand manner at GLS Auditorium.  Shri Mukesh Patel, a renowned International Taxation Consultant, was the chief guest for the occasion and Shri Sudhir Nanavati, Exe. Vice President, GLS presided over the function. Principal Dr. Ashwin Purohit extended a warm welcome to the august gathering. An audio-visual presentation was made to give glimpses of the noteworthy curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements of the Institute for the year 2012-13.  In his inspiring and thought provoking speech, Shri Mukesh Patel  pointed out that SMPIC stands for Smartness, Motivation, Perseverance, Intelligence and Challenge. He also talked about the importance of survival of not the fittest or  the best but of the smartest. In his presidential address, Shri Sudhir Nanavati talked about the failure fundas and advised students to think different. He assured that the students will have ever green memories about SMPIC whenever they think about their college life. He wished the students to be successful in all their endeavours.  The 12th issue of Institute’s annual magazine ‘Prism’ was also released by the dignitaries during the function. The function got over with musical night and dinner.

Parent Teacher Meeting

Parent Teacher meeting was organized on 6th April, 2013 in the  Ground Floor Class at the Institute. Around  45 parents attended the meeting. Parents were acquainted with the college activities and achievements. Feedback was also taken and open discussion was carried out.