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ACCOUNTANCY ASSOCIATION

Coordinator: Ms. Anjali Vachhani

The Accountancy Association arranges workshops for training the students in professional exams. It contributes meaningfully to the training of aspiring Chartered Accountants in India. Guest speakers are invited, and they cover all aspects of the professional field of Chartered Accountancy such as: The credibility of the CA course; various levels of exams in the CA field; the open merit system prevailing in the CA system; Campus placements and the handsome pay packages offered to CA students. A detailed comparison between MBA and CA is also done, to afford students an insight into their future career prospects.

C.H.O.I.C.E.

Coordinator: Dr. Amit Nandu

The prime function of the Council for Handling and Organizing Inter-Collegiate Events (C.H.O.I.C.E.) is to motivate and train students to participate in inter-collegiate events. The College has won many prestigious competitions with the assistance of CHOICE. H.R. is the only college in Mumbai which has always been placed in the top three positions in any of the inter-collegiate cultural festivals, winning over 50 first place trophies since its inception. It is responsible for identifying potential talent in students & representing the college at all Inter collegiate events.

Inter-collegiate festivals, give performers like singers, dancers and actors a platform to showcase their talents and let loose their creativity. As each participant plays his/her tiny part, there are Contingent Leaders who strategically plan and ensure that the team as a whole gives out its best.

CAMS CLUB

Coordinator: Ms. Jasbir Sodi

The Commerce and Management Society (CAMS) of H.R. College was inaugurated in September 2014. The main object of this committee is to provide proper training and development to students with a higher perspective, offering a multitude of stages where the students are holistically developed and groomed. It ensures that all the students get practical experience and exposure to all the varied subjects they study by having visits to financial institutions like SEBI, BSE, Guest Lectures, Panel Discussions etc. thus providing students the plethora of uncountable opportunities.

ENACTUS

Coordinator: Ms. Kanupriya Sharma

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better and more sustainable world.

This student organization works with different communities at the grass root level and develops sustainable business models for them. Enactus acts as a catalyst for converting every student into a socially responsible business leader of tomorrow.

FEMA CLUB

Coordinator: Ms. Sheetal Gangaramani

The Financial Entrepreneurship Marketing Association (FEMA) originated last year to nurture young talent and to give them exposure in event management. In the very first year, FEMA established its name by winning the inter-collegiate Maths & Stats quiz Numero Uno.

It is known for giving opportunities to the deserving, providing exposure beneficial for individual growth and building abilities of students so they are able to take up the challenges in the corporate world.



Treasure Trove organized by FEMA

August 14, 2017


Treasure Trove, the first event organized this year by FEMA Club was a challenging Photo Scavenger Hunt where the participants had to race against time and crack intriguing clues; this also gave some experience working together as a team. More than 150 people participated in this event.

FEMA also believes in giving back to the society, thereby adding the concept of a magic hug in the treasure hunt, where in any hardworking employee of the BMC was appreciated for their hard work and unending support.

FILM CLUB - BIOSCOPE

Coordinators: Dr. Paromita Chakrabarti & Dr. Madhu Kelkar

The Film Club screens movies which today's youth must see but which they have possibly missed, as they were low budget and noncommercial films. In the club students are exposed to the wealth and variety of cinema from across and beyond the country - from the early classics to the avant garde style of film making as well as films from mainstream cinema showcasing the works of the legends and rising stars of Indian & world cinema.

Aim of the Film Club is to increase the interest of youth towards the non-commercial movies and to help interested members arrive at an understanding of the history of cinema as well as keep abreast of contemporary trends. The Club aims not only at providing entertainment and recreation, it also focuses on generating social consciousness among students. It strives to make students aware of the current social problems and impresses upon them the idea that education cannot be limited within the confines of a classroom.

GENERAL EVENTS & MANAGEMENT SOCIETY - GEMS

Coordinator: Dr. Rita Khatri & Ms. Amrita Kambli

The GENERAL EVENTS MANAGEMENT SOCIETY conducts various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities from time to time and helps in organising major events of the college i.e. the Annual Prize Distribution, an inter collegiate short film making competition, Shotcuts.

GEMS Bazaar is an annual event where students put up stalls to develop entrepreneurship skills. CHASE is similar to a treasure hunt.

The under privileged children are invited for a Christmas party every year. Santa Claus distributes gifts to them and after the cake is cut and snacks are eaten the kids participate in games and dance to some bollywood music.

GDC CLUB - Growth Development Change

Coordinator: Ms Pooja Lalwani

The focus and goals of the club are formal training events like Group Discussions, Corporate Trainings and Workshops and the Extempore Events like Channel Surfing, Shipwrecked, Voice Over, Green Screen and many more.



ORIENTATION AND INDUCTION CEREMONY - GDC


July 21, 2017




90 students attended the Orientation and Induction Ceremony of Growth Development Change of H.R. College, held on the college premises.

A lamp was lit to mark the commencement of the session by Vice Principal Dr. Rajeshwari Ravi, who then addressed the audience on the importance of good communication skills and how Growth, Development and Change is an integral part of an individual's life.

The event was then taken forward with a short presentation by the President of the club Dishen Shah who explained the focus and goals of the club by highlighting the formal training events like Group Discussions, Corporate Trainings and Workshops and the Extempore Events like Channel Surfing, Shipwrecked, Voice Over, Green Screen and many more.

A mock Group Discussion was conducted which was judged by Chief Guest Ms Ankita Desai, Director, Club Rawdust, who shared her profound views. Having connections with the Corporate arena, she stressed on how the club events would help students become industry ready and face the corporate world with confidence.

The President of Extempore Events Deepak Lalwani, conducted a mock session of the events Shipwrecked and Channel Surfing which involved a lot of interaction from the audience and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

The session was followed by the induction of the new Committee members in the club by Profs-in-Charge Ms Kinjal Doshi and Ms Pooja Lalwani. They presented badges to the Presidents - Dishen Shah and Deepak Lalwani

Vice Presidents - Rudra Nikam and Geetika Bhatia

PR Head and Editor - Prithvi Khithani and Jeevika Sahajwani

Treasurer and Marketing HOD - Dharti Trevadia and Saloni Mehta

A Vote of Thanks was proposed by Ms Kinjal Doshi and the registration for the events took place with the ending on a positive note.

HOSTELITES ASSOCIATION

Coordinator: Dr. Rani Tyagi

The Hostelites Association of the college helps students in getting hostel facilities with the help of college recommendation letters. It ensures that students get a Home Away From Home experience in hostel and college. It conducts regular informal checks to ensure that the chosen hostels provide standard facilities to the students in terms of hygienic environment, constant supply of safe drinking water, library, ICT and recreational facilities, gymnasium, yoga center, health check up etc. The members of the Unison Club are also given an introductory tour around Mumbai, generally in the popular 'Mumbai Darshan' bus, to make them familiar with the different notable landmarks around Mumbai. The association has also set up counseling as an important activity.



WORKSHOP ON 'SAFETY IN MUMBAI'


September 8, 2017



The Hostelites Association of H.R. COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS organised a workshop on 'SAFETY IN MUMBAI' where Mrs. Ashwini Syed, Head of Operations and HR from Red Dot Foundation (Safecity) made the students aware of Dos and Don'ts in Mumbai. The Red Dot activists are active in several countries like Nepal, Kenya, Cameroon including India. She also spoke on various measures to ensure safety. Being an interactive session the students took part eagerly.

To encourage reporting of harassment and other cases which is the mission of their NGO, SAFECITY is launching an App on September 21, 2017. The App will encourage anonymous reporting of harassment cases and their location. These areas are then marked as Hotspots and are visible on the app. The workshop kept the enthusiasm of students who were engrossed till the very end. Finally I/C Principal Prof Parag Thakkar presented a token of appreciation to Mrs. Ashwini Syed for devoting her valuable time.



SEMINAR ON 'VEGANISM'


September 6, 2017



The Hostelites Association of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics organised a seminar on 'VEGANISM' where Mr. Dhruv Solanki from Mumbai Animal Liberation League chaired the session. The seminar highlighted the thin line difference between vegetarians and vegans. Vegans are people who do not consume animals or animal products. The speaker even made us aware about how we as vegetarians are equally responsible for cattle slaughtering. He even informed us about various alternatives to milk like soya milk, cashew milk, almond milk etc. 

The need of the hour is to stop the consumers from consuming animal products by making them aware of its side effects on health and environment. Finally I/C Principal Prof. Parag Thakkar presented a token of appreciation to Mr. Dhruv Solanki.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES COMMITTEE - IPC

Coordinator: Dr. Chandani Bhattacharjee & Ms. Mansi Bharne

The International Programmes Office is the faction responsible for International Initiatives at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics: to engage and explore global dimensions and broaden every student's horizons. It makes the world a platform for learning, through the development and implementation of student and faculty exchange programmes, guest lectures and interactive sessions.

The endeavour to provide a 360 degree educational perspective to students has resulted in the Study Abroad Programmes, wherein students are offered scholarships as well as the opportunity to visit campuses overseas. Students on educational exchange programmes maintain that interaction with people from a different culture enhances their learning experience, strengthens inter-personal relationships and help change the stereotype attitudes of people and countries.

Even the H.R. faculty regularly partakes of exchange programmes. After all, a well-travelled faculty can instill in students, the confidence to embark upon their chosen paths in life with an international perspective. With an impressive list of universities and institutions in its portfolio, the IPC creates methods to engage with these entities and derive maximum and mutual benefits from these alliances.



The International Programmes Committee, headed by Faculty Directors Dr. Chandani Bhattacharjee and Ms. Mansi Bharne, is the international relations body of H.R. College. In this capacity, IPC organizes various student and faculty exchanges, scholarships, summer sessions, and other opportunities for internationalization, in collaboration with partner institutions across the globe.

The college has embarked on a fruitful journey by attempting to project the college and the country as a modern education hub, training the students to be better ambassadors of tomorrow. In the academic year of 2016-17, the college has welcomed numerous visitors, including faculty from the University of Cincinnati, Deakin University, University of South Australia, and the University of Westminster to name a few. There have been student delegations from the University of Queensland, led by former cricketer Michael Kasprowicz, Deakin University, Australia, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, delegates from Japan and Rotary Youth Exchange Programme participants from Germany.

Besides this, the college has initiated faculty discussions with reputed British universities (Aston Business School, University of Southampton, University of Northampton, University of Plymouth, Staffordshire University), scholarships such as the Betty and Donald Keating and the McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference scholarships, and spreading awareness of higher studies options in various schools including EDHEC Business School and Kedge Business School from France, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Warwick.

In the future, the college aims to expand the scope of its activities by instituting on-campus foreign language courses and building relationships with new universities while maintaining existing relationships so as to truly imbibe the culture of internationalization.

INVESTMENT CLUB OF HR – ICHR

Coordinator: Dr. Tasneem Razmi

The Investment Club of H.R. College or I.C.H.R. is the finance club of the college. It stresses on spreading across financial literacy among students through the practical applicability approach. In light of their motive "Make an Investment in yourself", it organizes numerous events throughout the academic year ranging from seminars and Stock exchanges to the mammoth BLAZE, H.R. College's very own inter collegiate finance festival.



BULLSEYE


August 11, 2017




The Investment Club of H.R. College conducted its flagship event, the mock stock exchange 'BULLSEYE' receiving an enthusiastic response with 220 participants.

I/C Principal Prof. Parag Thakkar inaugurated the event by ringing the opening bell. Participants traded celebrity stocks like Ekta Kapoor and Real Madrid from the year 2011 to the year 2017. With the highs and lows in the prices of the stocks the exhilaration and fervour rose. As multiple stocks were being delisted and brought back, the participants were kept on their toes.

Jash Chauhan and Harshika Shah managed to create a net worth of the highest value and thus took home the trophy. Faculty also participated with enthusiasm!

Majority of the students who partook in the event were first time traders, never having experienced such an environment before. The event was a great experience infused with fun for the participants as well as the organisers.

MARATHI VANGDMAY MANDAL

Coordinator: Dr. Priyamvada Sawant & Ms. Bharti Kanpile

The basic thrust area of the Marathi Vangdmay Mandal (Marathi Literature Society) is the promotion of Maharashtrian culture and literature amongst the youth. Every year the Mandal tries putting its best foot forward by organizing various eclectic programs and social causes and reaching up to those who take a keen interest in this magnanimously versatile culture.

NSS

Coordinator: Mr. Rahul Mishra

The University of Mumbai has given support to the NSS and encourages all youth to join the programme. The vision of the scheme is to inculcate values of compassion and humanity and a feeling for the fellow person.

The combined participation in community service leads to a sense of involvement in the task of nation building. The motto 'NOT ME, BUT YOU' underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole.

The NSS attempts to develop in the young students a sense of social and civic responsibility and trains them to utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems.

The HR-NSS unit has been trying through its various activities to do community service and make a change in the society and also help the volunteers build up their personality in the process.



TREE PLANTATION PROGRAMME



July 10, 2017

 The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics conducted a tree plantation programme in Gorhe Village, Palghar; its first event for the academic year 2017-18. 

        A group of 25 NSS volunteers, under the Supervision of Project in-charge Prof. Rahul Mishra, reached the site at 9:30 am. Honorable Chief Guest of the programme MLA Mr. Gopal Shetty inaugurated the event by planting a tree. Then the students set about digging pits at intervals of 20 feet. 150 saplings were planted in all on either side of the road. Students showed great enthusiasm in planting them.

It was definitely an enriching experience for all those who participated in the programme.



      

SWACHH BHARAT PAKHWADA


August 1-14, 2017

 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) is a campaign by the Government of India to keep the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country's cities and towns and its rural areas clean. It is India's largest ever cleanliness drive with school and college students from all parts of India, participating in the campaign.

Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (Cleanliness Drive Fortnight) was observed by the Mumbai University and the activities undertaken during Swachh Bharat Pakhwada were



  • Shramdan for swachhata by students on the college campus.
  • Cleanliness and Sanitation drive by Students, involving the local community.
  • Seminars on Swachh Bharat Mission
  • Holding discussion among the students to promote cleanliness and to bring new ideas
  • Pledge for swachhata

The HR NSS Unit also participated in theSwachh Bharat Pakhwada as per the schedule provided by the University of Mumbai.



  • OATH TAKING - August 1, 2017

    Prof. Yunus Gangat was invited to address the volunteers on the importance of 'swachhta' and related issues. He also explained the benefits of cleanliness. NSS volunteers actively participated and showed great enthusiasm. The event ended with all the volunteers taking 'Swachhta Shapath (Oath)', promising to fulfill their duty towards the society and nation.


  • SETTING-UP OF DUSTBINS AT CHURCHGATE STATION - August 2, 2017


    The NSS unit of HR College set-up dustbins at Churchgate station made by the NSS volunteers called 'Tetra packs'. The NSS Volunteers first took permission from the railway authority at Mumbai Central station. They were set-up at near an Amul stall at Churchgate station. The people at the stall were very helpful and generous to provided electricity, as the dustbins glows every time it is used.


  • CLEANLINESS DRIVE AT HR COLLEGE - August 3 to 5, 2017

    The N.S.S. unit of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics conducted a cleaning event in library premises for 3 days in 3 slots each day, as per the schedule given by the University of Mumbai, under the project head 'Swachh Bharat Pakhwada'.

    55 Volunteers took part in the event. Volunteers cleaned all the shelves, fans, windows inside the library area. The event was a big success because of the active participation of volunteers and support from library faculty who provided us with all the cleaning equipment and much needed guidance.


  • Door-to-Door Campaign - 'Swachh Bharat Pakhwada' - August 7 & 8, 2017


    As per the schedule prescribed by the University of Mumbai, under the project head 'Swachh Bharat Pakhwada', the N.S.S. unit of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics organized a door-to- door campaign with NSS Volunteers visiting different residential buildings in the local area and talking with the residents regarding the importance of cleanliness, it's ill-effects and the need to segregate garbage.

    The unit received a good response from residents of the building who shared the problems faced by them regarding garbage disposal..


  • WASTE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR - August 9, 2017


    The volunteers of N.S.S. unit of H.R. College attended the Waste Management Seminar organized at K.C auditorium. 5 NSS volunteers attended the seminar as per the requirement given. The main focus of the seminar was to communicate with the volunteers about ways to manage waste and the benefits, so that they could guide people living around them and make them understand the importance of waste management.


  • 'SWACHH BHARAT PAKHWADA' - August 14, 2017

    The N.S.S. unit of H.R. College organized a rally under the project head 'Swachh Bharat Pakhwada'. NSS volunteers in large numbers came together to create awareness about the importance of Swachhta (cleanliness) in our country. The event ended at Oval maidan with all the volunteers taking a pledge to maintain the rich heritage of our country.

PEACE RALLY



August 5, 2017


The N.S.S. unit of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics participated in the peace rally organized by the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal along with NSS Units of SNDT and Mumbai University. The Anti-Nuclear Peace March was conducted to commemorate Hiroshima Day. A group of 17 volunteers represented H.R. College at the rally.

The Peace March started from Azad Maidan and concluded at Hutatma Chowk. It was organized with a view to join hands with the people of the world for a Nuclear-Free World and to create Social Awareness among students about the holocaust of nuclear armaments. The rally ended with all the volunteers taking an oath for peace, to never use bombs and maintain peace in world.



LEADERSHIP TRAINING CAMP



August 16 to 30, 2017



A leadership training camp was organized by the University of Mumbai for NSS volunteers for 15 days from at Badlapur. NSS volunteers Saurabh Solanki and Vaishnavi Rokade represented H.R. College at the camp. Various activities were conducted there to enhance leadership skills of the volunteers. The volunteers came back with boosted confidence and interest to work for the NSS.



CLEANLINESS WALKATHON



October 2, 2017




The N.S.S. unit of H.R. College took part in a ‘Cleanliness Walkathon' organised by R.D. National College, Bandra. The rally started from R.D. National College at 8 am in the morning. 50 NSS volunteers along with volunteers of different colleges carried placards displaying messages and chanting slogans like ‘Hum Sab ka ek hi Naara, saaf suthra ho desh hamara' and ‘Green Mumbai, Clean Mumbai' to sensitize the public about cleanliness.

The rally concluded at Juhu beach where volunteers were provided with refreshments. It was a unique experience for all the volunteers as they were part of the drive that could transform the face of our country.



SEMINAR ON GENDER SENSITIZATION


September 28, 2017





A seminar on 'Gender Sensitization' was organized by the NSS Unit of H.R. College in collaboration with Women's Development Cell of H.R. College as per the circular received from University of Mumbai under the project head 'Publicity Week'.

A prominent speaker from One Future Foundation Ms Devina Buckshee, a Research Associate (Gender Justice) had come to guide the students about the topic. It was an interesting seminar where she done an activity with the volunteers. I/C Principal Prof. Parag Thakkar and Vice-Principal Dr. Pooja Ramchandani felicitated the guest. The seminar saw active participation of volunteers and support from Women's Development Cell.

NATURE CLUB

Coordinator: Dr. Chandani Bhattacharjee

NATURE CLUB evolved as a club to orient and sensitize the youth towards a fragile urban ecology in which they live. It has nurtured students to become environmentally consciousness. It has made students better members of the society with a conservationist attitude. The Club has been involved in several awareness drives, promotional activities, workshops for skill and knowledge development and acquainting with nature through treks, walks and trails. It believes in the practices of greening oneself before greening the college, the city and the nation.



Van Mahotsav Celebrated at HR College


July 1, 2017




Nature Club of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics celebrated Van Mahotsav, an annual tree plantation festival which aims at increasing the green cover in India. It is celebrated in the first week of July throughout the country.

This movement was initiated in the year 1950 by India's then Union Minister for Agriculture and Food, Dr. K.M. Munshi to spread awareness about the rising deforestation trends in India during that time. The festival highlights the importance of forests and educates people about the need for planting and tending of trees, as they are one of the best ways to prevent global warming and reduce pollution and soil erosion, thus maintaining the delicate balance of nature.

The students of H.R. College Commerce and Economics, along with I/C Principal Mr. Parag Thakkar and Professor-in-charge of Nature Club Dr. Chandani Bhattacharjee, planted saplings in the college premises. 50 saplings were distributed among the students to promote this green movement and took a pledge for the planting of trees.

Nature Club has collaborated with Let's GREEN, an NGO, to participate in a plant plantation and delivery service in societies for those who want native trees in their compounds.

PUBLIC SPEAKING & DEBATING SOCIETY - PSDS

Coordinator: Ms. Geeta Sahu

The PUBLIC SPEAKING AND DEBATING SOCIETY, as the name suggests, conducts debates, discussions and elocution competitions on various spheres of life.

The role of public speaking in the community lives of students is increasing. Recognizing this need of the student community, the Public Speaking and Debating Society dives into this aspect of student development and conducts various activities which help them enhance these skills.

The Malkani Elocution and 'Off D' Cuff' – An Inter-Collegiate Extempore Speaking and Debate Competition are the annual events held by this Society.



PSDS ORIENTATION


August 10, 2017




The Public Speaking and Debating Society of H.R. College welcomed chief guest Mr. Ketan Bhagat, author of Child/God.

Hosted by Rashi Rathod and Joshita Chopra, the event began with the traditional ceremony of lighting the lamp. The newly inducted President for the year Saniya Shaikh, introduced the club and its activities to the new members. The principal-in-charge Prof. Parag Thakkar, as well as the vice principals, Dr. Jehangir Bharucha, Dr. Rajeshwari Ravi and Dr. Pooja Ramchandani shared kind words of encouragement.

Snigdha Bansal, former president; and Abhinav Ravi, former admin head; got nostalgic while sharing their experiences in the club. Palak Upadhyay, also former admin head, formally handed over the responsibilities to the new core committee for the year 2017-18. PSDS's teacher-in-charge, Ms. Geeta Sahu, welcomed the new members to the club and invited the chief guest to express his thoughts.

Mr Ketan Bhagat spoke about public speaking and handling problems as they come to you. The good news was that speaking in public is a learnable skill. As such, you can use various strategies to become a better speaker and presenter.

PLANNING FORUM

Coordinator: Dr. Jaya Manglani

The PLANNING FORUM an Economics forum for debating about currents events conducts several events including the MBA Workshop, Elocution Competitions and Guest Lectures.

The A.D. Shroff Memorial Elocution Competition is being conducted at H.R. College since 1965, on behalf of the A.D. Shroff Memorial Trust by the Forum of Free Enterprise.

The Planning Forum also organizes the MBA Workshop, an Inter-collegiate event. Students are offered valuable pointers for attempting the CAT, CET, GMAT and TOEFL exams by various experts. They answer mock papers. All participants are given a complimentary MBA Career Guide, which has comprehensive details about admission in various universities in India and abroad. Free counseling sessions with qualified counselors are also provided.

PLANNING FORUM

Coordinator: Dr. Jaya Manglani

The PLANNING FORUM an Economics forum for debating about currents events conducts several events including the MBA Workshop, Elocution Competitions and Guest Lectures.

The A.D. Shroff Memorial Elocution Competition is being conducted at H.R. College since 1965, on behalf of the A.D. Shroff Memorial Trust by the Forum of Free Enterprise.

The Planning Forum also organizes the MBA Workshop, an Inter-collegiate event. Students are offered valuable pointers for attempting the CAT, CET, GMAT and TOEFL exams by various experts. They answer mock papers. All participants are given a complimentary MBA Career Guide, which has comprehensive details about admission in various universities in India and abroad. Free counseling sessions with qualified counselors are also provided.

ROTARACT CLUB OF HR

Coordinator: Mr. Niren Mehta

The ROTARACT CLUB is actively involved in social service and welfare and tries to promote better relations between people worldwide through a framework of friendship. It is an integral part of R.I. District 3140, which comprises of 76 clubs all over Mumbai.

'Club Service' is a Rotaract avenue, which promotes fellowship among the members of one or more clubs. It includes a wide range of events that promote bonding within the Club. Sports tournaments, picnics, joint meetings with other clubs and numerous Intra-Club events are organised for the fellowship of the members.

Vocational Services, the second avenue involves the club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards.

Another avenue is 'Community Service', which promotes the concept of service and selflessness among members. Activities undertaken by this avenue are all non-profit and service-based. At H.R., some of these include: Umeed, Jyoti, Mauj, 1298 a women's helpline for violence and sexual harassment against women, Utsav (a Navratri celebration for the blind), Indradhanush (a colouring competition for over 1500 intellectually-impaired children) and so on.

Rotaract has yet another avenue, 'International Service', which promotes communication between clubs on an international level. It provides opportunities for a large number of Rotaract clubs to meet and discuss their work, culture and other aspects.

SPORTS COUNCIL

Coordinator: Mr. Niren Mehta

All along, H.R. College has been giving a boost to sports and physical education. The Sports Council organizes various sports events at the Intra-College and Inter-University level. Right from the start, the College has had cricket, hockey, football, athletics, chess, badminton, carom, skating and table-tennis teams, which regularly played with other college teams and often brought in accolades.

All along, H.R. College has been giving a boost to sports and physical education through measures such as appointing a Sports Director for both the Junior and Senior College; constituting a Sports Council, which oversees all sports activities; and creating linkages with leading clubs such as Cricket Club of India (CCI), Bombay Gymkhana, Oval Maidan, Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association and Hindu Baths to provide sport facilities to the students.

Leading coaches have also been engaged for various sports, and the medals being brought in by students are testimony to the fact that the College is, indeed, on the right track! The college has excelled in squash, table tennis, water polo, football, cricket and badminton and won several national and international awards.

STUDENT UNITED WAY

Coordinator: Ms. Kanupriya Sharma

Student United Ways figure out what their communities most need (in education, financial stability and health), then the student leaders work together to meet those needs to improve lives and strengthen communities.

SYNTHESIS OF YOGA & NIYAMA COUNCIL – SYNC

Coordinator: Ms. Pooja Lalwani

'SYNC - H.R. College' is a student - run organisation aimed at inculcating Yoga and fitness into the daily lives of the youth, with special emphasis on physical, mental and emotional well-being.

It has established a holistic, inclusive process of providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities to develop the overall health and wellness of students in H.R. College.


PILATES SESSION FOR FACULTY


June 13, 2017



SYNC of H.R. College in association with UACTIV organised a Pilate's workshop for the faculty of the college.

Pilates has been creating quite a buzz for its effectiveness and is an ideal fitness form for a working professional today. Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and improves agility. This significantly improves body coordination and awareness which is essential for proper functioning.

With an experienced instructor Mrs. Hetal Shah, the faculty members learnt various exercises that could be done on a daily basis, or in the middle of their working day. The class was filled with energy and zeal. The session concluded with cooling down exercises after which there was a Question & Answer session with the instructor, who clarified all doubts and gave personal tips to all.

We hope to see many more such sessions to have all #getinsync!



INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR YOGA


June 21, 2017





International Day for Yoga celebrations at H.R. College were conducted by the students of the Synthesis of Yoga and Niyama Council (SYNC), which began with a prayer followed by the students demonstrating the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) recommend by the Ministry of AYUSH.

The chief guests for the programme were Mr. Anil Harish, President, HSNC Board, Mr. Ravi Dixit, Director, Kaivalyadham and Prof. Parag Thakkar, I/C Principal, H.R. College. The CYP was followed by a talk by Mr. Ravi Dixit on Yoga and Health as well as Yoga on Chair for the audience, comprising of breathing exercises and meditation. Finally the session concluded by a short but thought provoking video about SYNC itself.


THE ICE BREAKER ZUMBA SESSION


July 20, 2017

 



The SYNC Club of H.R College organized their first event for the First Year's - The Ice Breaker Zumba Session for Students from all the Unaided courses.
Entering this new phase of life, the ICE BREAKER ZUMBA SESSION helped the students to open up to their batch mates beyond the walls of their classroom and encouraged interpersonal communication.
This session was conducted in collaboration with the UACTIV APP by Trainer Kanchi Shah. The session started by showing the newbie's a video about all the activities conducted by the club, followed by dancing on to their favorite music. The success of the session was evident by the active participation and response from all the students.


SYNC ORIENTATION


August 2, 2017




SYNC - The Fitness Club of H.R. College constantly endeavors to help maintain fitness and a relaxed state of mind for students and faculty alike. A person who is fit both physically and mentally is strong enough to face the ups and downs of life, and is not affected by drastic changes when they happen.

President of SYNC Ms. Anvita Dixit welcomed the new SYNC members, Chief Guests for the day Mr. Atish Chhabria and Mr. Bhavik, Cofounders of UACTIV; and Prof-in-charge Ms. Pooja Lalwani, followed by a brief introduction of SYNC and its Activities.

The guests talked briefly about UACTIV and the need for healthy living for this generation and how it can be easily followed in our daily life. UACTIV is a mobile app which seamlessly allows users to engage with their city's sports/fitness landscape in an interactive, social way on the basis of your geo-location and workout interest. SYNC has collaborated with UACTIV since April 2017 and has been providing free yoga, zumba and many other sessions to the students and faculty.

The session concluded with an encouraging speech by Ms. Pooja and a token of appreciation for the Chief Guests by the entire SYNC committee.



DANCE OUT


3rd October, 2017



SYNC of H.R. College has been conducting various fitness sessions back to back, and it once again introduced a new fitness form to the students! The session introduced was a blend of Dance and Intensive Functional Training known as DANCE OUT and was taught by Mr. Burzin Engineer, founder of DANCE OUT and a professional dancer.

The session began with a basic warm up followed by dance moves and intensive functional training exercises which involved core strengthening as well. Mr. Burzin also explained the benefits and the concepts on which DANCE OUT has been formulated.

This session definitely enthused a love for dance and fitness among the students and encouraged them to make fitness their lifestyle!

THE MATH CLUB

Coordinator: Ms Vijaylaxmi Suvarna

The Math Club is an umbrella organization for mathematics-related activities open to all students. The Math Club sponsors some events throughout the academic year……

THE POPCORN CLUB

Coordinator: Ms Ashwini Naik

The Popcorn Club of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics is a media club organised by Media and Finance students. The purpose of this club is to organise media activities involving Ad making, Trailer Making, Poster Making, Copywriting that would unleash the creativity within the students and make them aware of the finer nuances needed in the media field.



CINÉPHILIA


August 4 & 5, 2017






The Popcorn Club of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics organised its premiere media festival, CINÉPHILIA, filled with exclusive media events like Short Film Making, Ad-Making, and Trailer Making etc. The event was power packed with entertainment and lots of fun.

The event was inaugurated by Mr. Mustafa Burmawala (Actor of movie Machine) along with I/C Principal Prof. Parag Thakkar and Vice Principals Dr. Rajeshwari Ravi, Dr. Poonam Ramchandani and Dr. Jahangir Bharucha.

Cinéphilia started off with a Treasure Hunt which was followed by an Ad Making event followed by a Media Quiz. The second day commenced with a Dance Competition and concluded on a high note with a Fashion Show. The Deviprasad Goenka Management College of Media Studies was the winning team.

HR Wins the 'Olive Wreath Awards'


Inter collegiate Short Film Making Competition organized by Patkar-Varde College
September 6 & 7, 2017



The students of The Popcorn Club of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics have proved it yet again, that they not only do their best but are also, THE BEST! 

The Department of Mass Media of Patkar-Varde College had organised a short film festival, Olive Wreath Awards, considered to be one of the best inter-collegiate Short Film Making Competitions to be held in the capital city of filmmaking, Mumbai. From a total of around 60 entries received from all over India, 10 films were shortlisted, which were then judged by experts from various fields of acting, writing and directing, of the film & television industry.

A short film titled 'Mutant' made by the students of SYBMM and SYBAF of H.R. College, was shortlisted and screened at the festival. The film stood 1st among the ten shortlisted ones and also bagged an award for Best Director. The film was helmed by Rudra Trivedi, Parag Gupta, Manav Chauhan & Aman Agrawal. We hope to see such scintillating outcomes in the years to come!

TALENT PARADE

Coordinator: Ms. Bharti Sharma & Ms. Amrita Kambli

The TALENT PARADE, filled with glamour and glitter, pomp and pageant is an annual feature with dance, song, music, plays fashion and lot of entertainment. Every club of the college puts up at least one event.

The fashion show is the grand finale which is eagerly awaited every year as Mr. and Ms. HR are chosen from a very large number of participants.

WOMENS' DEVELOPMENT CELL

Coordinator: Ms. Saleha Syed

The Women's Development Cell (WDC) aims to promote awareness on gender equality and gender sensitization in the society and among students in particular. Towards this end, the students are encouraged to undertake various research projects, participate in debates and awareness campaigns. In keeping with the goal of women empowerment, the cell conducts self defense programmes for girl students and operates a Grievance Cell for urgent and effective handling of any gender related issues.

The WDC seeks to encourage girl students to work towards their personal and social development. The Cell aims in particular at sensitizing the student community to issues relating to the female gender. The role of the Cell is to equip the students with the requisite awareness and self confidence which in turn would allow them to take their rightful place in the society.

It provides for dialogue, discussion, and deliberation on women's rights and gender-related issues. To encourage participation from NGOs and law enforcement agencies in this area to become a resource centre for women and provide a forum for exchange of ideas and to review safety and security measures for female employees and girl students.



EXPRESSIONS 2017


August 16, 2017





Women Development Cell of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics organised "Expressions 2017' in collaboration with Majlis. It was an intra college competition, a platform where students voices their opinions on the topic 'What's your yes? What's your no?' regarding consent. The competition was judged by Advocate Ms Persis Sidhwa, Head of RAHAT group, Majlis Legal Centre along with Prof. Saleha Syed, faculty in-charge of WDC, H.R. College.

The winners of the competition Sowmya R. and Sneha Lulla and the runner ups Niyusha B. and Rajita Dubey were presented with awards and medals by Vice Principal Dr. Pooja Ramchandani.



SEMINAR ON GENDER SENSITIZATION


September 28, 2017





A seminar on 'Gender Sensitization' was organized by the NSS Unit of H.R. College in collaboration with Women's Development Cell of H.R. College as per the circular received from University of Mumbai under the project head 'Publicity Week'.

A prominent speaker from One Future Foundation Ms Devina Buckshee, a Research Associate (Gender Justice) had come to guide the students about the topic. It was an interesting seminar where she done an activity with the volunteers. I/C Principal Prof. Parag Thakkar and Vice-Principal Dr. Pooja Ramchandani felicitated the guest. The seminar saw active participation of volunteers and support from Women's Development Cell.



GIFT-A-LIFE - MARROW DONOR REGISTRY (INDIA) CAMPAIGN

September 26, 2015





The Womens’ Development Cell of HR organized Marrow Donor Registry (India) Campaign in collaboration with Gift-A-Life. The MDR(I) isIndia's first NGO which maintains computerized database of voluntary, unrelated stem cell donors and facilitates blood Stem Cell transplants for patients with life-threatening blood diseases like blood cancer, lymph node cancer, thalassemia major.

H.R. College of Commerce and Economics and WDC helped this registry with development of potential 45 voluntary Stem-Cell Donors. Along with college students many professors also registered by giving a small blood sample and a commitment to donate stem cells whenever called upon thereby providing hope of cure for patients.

YOUNG LEADERS CLUB

Coordinator: Dr. Pooja Ramchandani

Formed under the able guidance of the Associate Dean Dr. Pooja Ramchandani, with the sole objective of inculcating leadership skills among its members; it organises workshops, guest lectures and events, allowing each and every member to take responsibility for all the activities related to the event, thereby allowing over all personality development of the members associated with it.

The Young Leaders Club organised five events in the academic year 2016-17 namely Trading on the Stock Market, Speed Reading Workshop, Future Skills for Future Employees, Untold story of an advertiser (motivational talk) and Holi Celebration.



CAREER FEST


August 1-5, 2017



The Young Leaders Club of H.R.College of Commerce and Economics, best known for organizing guest lectures on various riveting topics, organized a five day career series event, wherein various informative topics were brought to light.



Fashion Designing - August 1, 2017




The series started with fashion designing with Ms. Shaikh Urusa from M.U. Academy beautifully enlightening the students about fashion and grooming. It was a fun session where students were guided well about various topics like styling, self-grooming, fashion photography etc. An extempore ramp walk competition had several students participating with enthusiasm and confidence.

Three students were awarded prizes too after this amazing session wherein all students acquired fashion designing skills.



Startups - August 2, 2017




The second day of the series was delightfully covered by Mr. Aman Pal Singh Chawla from American Academy of Financial Management India Pvt. Ltd. (AAFM India). He talked about the history behind startups - fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model around innovative product, service, process or a platform. This session was well appreciated by all the students from various other colleges too.

Mr. Singh positively promoted startups and shared how to plan for a startup, but also start planning for retirement the day they start the enterprise. Mr. Singh succeeded in creating a motivational factor among the students to effectively develop and validate a scalable business model.



Animation - August 3, 2017




On the third day the topic of animation, was proficiently covered by Mr. Zakir from the renowned Arena Animation. He enlightened the students on various phases of animation through various short films and he cleared various doubts for the students. It was a fun-learning session with the best use of graphics and audio visuals.



Advertising - August 4, 2017




On the fourth day of the series, advertising was creatively covered by Mr. Hitesh Mehta, former vice president of Leo Burnett. Mr. Mehta made advertising an opted career for students. He conducted a fun-learning and interactive session by showing different advertisements from all over the world, also discussed the main motto behind ads and other delightful stuff. It was indeed a great learning, experience for all the students.



Exploring Finance - August 5, 2017




On the fifth day the topic exploring finance was covered by none other than Mr. Purv Shah, who is a well known freelancer, entrepreneur in areas of investment, advisory and training. Mr. Shah taught students the difference between goals and the path to achieve these goals. He explained the monitoring scope behind every factor of life. Mr. Shah created a positive impact on students about finance and made finance easier to understand.