A college annual fest is an event that students eagerly await. Apart from fun and excitement, it provides a platform to students to exhibit their talents. The fest also helps hone the students' managerial skills, as organising an inter-collegiate fest draws big sponsor money and even big crowds.
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 the movie ‘Machine’) along with I/C Principal Prof. Parag Thakkar and Vice Principals Dr. Rajeshwari Ravi, Dr. Pooja Ramchandani and Dr. Jehangir 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.
September 1, 2 & 3 2017
HR Fest organised by C.H.O.I.C.E was a super success, with 40 colleges and 32 events spread over 3 days.
The theme of the festival being “A Crusade”, the students decided that along with the cultural festival, they also wanted to help society fight the evils that plague it. Hence HR Fest partnered with two NGO's: CRY (Child Rights and You) and Deed India to help them with their mission through the festival and raise awareness for their cause.
Several events such as Fashion Show, Premiere League, Auction and Just Sell It were added this year to enhance the already impressive events in HR Fest which included singing events, solo and group dance events, A Personality Contest and even an Eating Contest.
The festival's success is credited to the organising committee of HR Fest, headed by Chairperson Vikram Daryanani; Deputy Chair Person Aditya Pandya; The Events heads Karan Punwani and Jay Bajaj and the Marketing Department consisting of Freea Bhikhaji, Dhruv Verma, and Daksh Kalra.
The overall 1st place went to KC & 2nd place was occupied by ISME. The Intra-College Club trophy was grabbed by the combined college teams of the Students' Council & Sports Council of H.R. College.
The Students' Council of H.R. College organized its flagship event NUMERO UNO, the largest Mathematics and Statistics festival in Mumbai, on 22nd & 23rd September 2017.
The festival was inaugurated by I/C Principal Prof Parag Thakkar; and Vice Principals Dr. Jehangir Bharucha, Dr. Pooja Ramchandani and Dr. Rajeshwari Ravi. The two day event saw participation from 37 schools and colleges across Mumbai. Numero Uno 2017 was also an intra college festival wherein many students represented their clubs to win the Best Club trophy.
The Students' Council organized the two day quiz with 5 Events:
Numero Uno - The Classic Quiz, the flagship event
Pandemonium, a brand new event
Stumped to bid
The top three winners of The Classic Quiz, Monopolium Mathematica, Pademonium and Mind It! battled for the trophy of ultimate championship in the event Master Numero Uno.
The winners were felicitated at the Valedictory Ceremony and trophies were awarded by Chief Guest Dr. Dinesh Kamble, Registrar, University of Mumbai; I/C Principal Prof Parag Thakkar; and Vice Principal Mrs. Dipika Bhatia at the KC Auditorium.
The joint winners of Numero Uno 2017 were R.N. Podar School and N.M. College.
Investment Club of H.R. College [ICHR] won the Best Club Trophy.
The event was an incredible success, with participation of 538 teams this year.
Hearty congratulations to the entire organizing team!
Numero Uno, the flagship inter collegiate event of The Students' Council of the H.R. College of Commerce & Economics organised its two day flagship event, the city's largest mathematical and statistical quiz aimed at bringing all the math and stats enthusiasts on a platform, where they could participate with their knowledge and skills. 700 students registered for all events online. A registration desk was also set up in the college canteen for the in-house students.
Events over the two days were Numero Uno - The Classic Quiz; Monopolium Mathematica; and C.H.A.O.S., an acronym for Creating & Harnessing An Omnipresent System and 2 new events Stumped to Bid and Mind It!
Vice Principal Dr. Rekha Bahadur and Prof-in-charge Shubadha Kanchan addressed and felicitated the winners at the closing ceremony. C.H.A.O.S. had Cathedral and John Connon School bagging the 1st position. Final rounds of the Numero's three major events and Stumped To Bid took place on the second day.
H.R. College of Commerce & Economics won Stumped to Bid;
D.A.V. Panvel won Monopoly;
R.N. Podar won Mind It and The Classic Quiz.
Cathedral and John Connon was awarded the Numero Uno trophy 2014 for their overall performance.
January 19 & 20, 2018
The Students' Council of H.R. College organized its Business and Economics Festival DISCIDIUM which was a great success, held for the 2nd consecutive year.
The two day event saw participation from 14 colleges and 140 teams across Mumbai. DISCIDIUM 2018 was also an intra college festival, wherein, many students represented their clubs to win the Best Club Trophy.
The Students' Council organized the two day event with 8 events under three categories.
Three Star events
RING THE BELL
WHAT AN IDEA
Two Star Events
REVIVE TO SURVIVE
One Star Events
GRANNY'S MYSTERY HUNT
EARN THE GOAL
The winner of Discidium 2018 was JAI HIND COLLEGE
Investment Club of H.R. College [ICHR] won the best club trophy.
OFF D CUFF
February 2, 2018
The flagship event of The Public Speaking and Debating Society, Off D'Cuff - an inter-collegiate Extempore Speaking and Debating Competition, was organised for the fifth consecutive academic year. Twenty-five colleges across Mumbai participated in the event. The Debate competition consisted of Group Discussion, Debating and Extempore Speaking. The competition was inaugurated by CA Parag Thakkar, I/C Principal, H.R. College. Dr. Pooja Ramchandani and Dr. Rajeshwari Ravi, Vice-Principals of the college also graced the inaugural programme. The competition was judged by eminent judges Mrs. Kirti Nakhare from SIWS College and Ms Sonali Khandekar from NG Acharya and DK Marathe College.
The first event was The Classic Debate, ideal for lovers of debating and extempore speaking. The first round comprised of various group discussions, and the second round was an Oxford Style Debate, with participants allotted the 'for' or 'against' of riveting topics. The final round was an absorbing turncoat where each participant had to contradict and rebuttal himself, giving way to a very challenging but interesting debate.The winners for The Classic Debate were:
1st: Twinkle Jagyasi, H.R. College
2nd: Laxmi Krishnan, Vaze Kelkar College
3rd: Khusbu Agrawal, Government Law College
The second event of this competition was The Reel Quiz, based on pop culture and TV series. It consisted of three rounds, a handwritten quiz, buzzer round and the rapid-fire round. The winners for The Reel Quiz were:
1st: Sagarika Joshi, H.R. College
2nd: Prachi Shinde, H.R. College
3rd: Lochan Jaiswal, H.R. College
January 30, 31 & February 1, 2018
BLAZE is an intercollegiate finance festival organised by The Investment Club of H.R. College which embodies Business-Luck-Ambition-Zeal and Entrepreneurship.
BLAZE is the only inter collegiate finance fest which is organised to emphasise the importance of financial literacy and to introduce the financial concepts to the students. The fest consisted of 12 events spread across three days.
Blaze has a wide range of events; extending from Bullseye, the virtual mock stock exchange to fashion or rather business show, Mr. and Ms. Blaze. With every event planned to challenge the students' business skills, decision making, analytical skills, marketing, finance or management, it is a test and experiment at fun and broadening knowledge. It provids the students an unparalleled platform to prove their mettle in a variety of finance related events.
Be it Clueless, a murder mystery with a range of hidden clues and tasks spread over the entire college, or House of Cards, an event that coupled the brilliance of chess with the loose cannon gambling element of cards, it was a game that thoroughly tingled and wrung your brain neurons, or even Narcos, it made you think like a drug kingpin powdered with equipping one with killer business instincts; the new events were, to say, the talk of the town.
The classical Bullseye saw the highest participants, Agree to Disagree saw hot debates by able word smiths and Mad Men the crazy, wonky marketing ideas of tomorrow's world; old is still appreciated and celebrated.
These events gave all parties involved an opportunity to implement their technical know-how. For the organizers, in brainstorming and coming up with new events and for the participants who learnt something new by the end of the day.
Partnering with numerous well established companies as well as budding enterprises, contributed to the success of the fest.
The special guests for the festival included the Big Boss 11 contestants Arshi Khan and Aakash Dadlani and a promising and budding choreographer Sidra.
Drashta Shelawala was crowned Mr. Blaze and Sneha Arora was crowned Ms. Blaze.
The Inter-collegiate segment of BLAZE was lead by the Students Council, with the Placement Cell as the Runners up.
The Inter-collegiate trophy was taken home by Jaihind College. They were followed KC College and the third position was acquired by ISME.
January 6, 8 & 9, 2018
The first fortnight of January was celebrated for promotion of Marathi language and literature by all Mumbai University colleges. HRMVM organized NAANDI 2018, HR's inter-collegiate literary and cultural fest. Mr. Ravindra Vaikar, Ministry of State for Housing and Education inaugurated the festival.
The festival had literary, art and cultural events. Six word stories, blog writing and story writing in Marathi and a Debate, print poster making with story on cards & war of CL's were some events. Apart from these, Folk dance, Laavni performances, Fashion Show & Face of Naandi defined the penultimate moment of NAANDI 2018.
A total of 52 colleges from Mumbai participated in 14 events spread over three days. D.G. Ruparel College, Dahanukar College and Sydenham College secured the overall first three positions respectively. With Naandi 2018 the club has redefined its position in various inter-collegiate festivals of Mumbai.
January 17 & 18, 2018
The Second edition of Yoga, fitness and wellness fest held at H.R. College was an intra as well as inter collegiate fest. The fest had Pooja Rajpal, Amit Dahiya, Rohit Thappar, Atish Chabbria and Niti Desai as the esteemed panelists.
The sponsors of the fest included UACTIV.COM, The Souled Store, The Tuck Box, Fort 001 Cfe, Papacream, Selection Centre Sports, FSM, Oxygen Gym, Superhuman Gym etc.
The different events were a combination of exploring, learning and competition that included Rink Football, Box Cricket, Twister, Carnevents, Hogathon, Scavenger Hunt, Turn over a new leaf, Just do it and the main events Mr. & Ms. Elysium and Talent Speaks. There were learning sessions like Zumba, Kickboxing, Bollywood Dance, Functional Fit, Dance out and Yoga on Chair.
The fest was a great success with a huge participation from different colleges and clubs. The trophy was backed by ISME College for Inter Competition and by International Programmes Committee(IPC) for Intra Competition.
January 22, 2018
Growth Development Change Cell (GDC) in association with the Chambers of Tax Consultants organized an Inter Collegiate Debate Competition at H.R. College. There were 8 teams from the city's top Commerce and Law Colleges that participated in the competition.
The topics for the first round were given to the teams based on demonetization, cricket, technology and uniform civil law. After a great session of debating for two hours, the esteemed judges Dr. (Mrs.) C.A. Reeta Shah and Dr. Ela Manoj Dedhia reviewed their performance and selected top two teams for the final round.
The motion for the final round read - "The government policies v/s its implementations - are they synchronized?" The teams put up relevant points for and against the motion, talking about the various government policies.
The teams were judged on the basis of their content, presentation, rebuttal and their conclusion. The 1st position was bagged by Hiten Chowdhry and Priyanshi Chokshi from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. The Runner Up was Shreya Sule and Shreya Anand from K.C. College.
The trophies and the certificates were presented by the I/C Principal Prof. Parag Thakkar and the judges, to the winners.
January 21-31, 2018
Ralph Waldo Emerson very wisely said ‘Nature always wears the colour of the spirit’.
In the light of conserving natural resources, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, H.R. College of Commerce and Economics & Stree Mukti Sanghathana took pro active steps and joined their hands together to spread awareness and organized an Inter Collegiate event SHRISHTI.
The events had been put together to strike a perfect balance to catering to those students who exhibited zeal, ambition, enthusiasm and love towards Mother Nature. SRISHTI - 2018 is an attempt to create awareness and reduce the adverse effects of waste on HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT OR AESTHETICS.
Shrishti was scheduled in such a way that there were PRE EVENTS lined up from January 21-31, 2018, a MAIN DAY EVENT followed by a PANEL DISCUSSION. One of the major PRE EVENTS was the Poster making competition that was held in a Municipal School of Colaba on the occasion of the Republic Day. The topic for the event was ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’, the Prime Minister’s flagship project that generated an optimistic response from all across India. Students aged from 8-14 participated with great enthusiasm to showcase their talent.
It was overwhelming to see participants working on marvelous artworks of nature with a rather amazing display of effective techniques in order to eradicate wastage and dumping.
Shrishti - 2018 was environmentally driven, therefore, a majority of the competition took place on an online platform with entries from Nepal to the United Kingdom. Pre events like the Essay writing competition; Logo-designing and Photography competition were held on the digital platform.
The focal point was ‘Effective Waste Management’ and obviously we received brilliant essays and photographs relating to the same. The response was phenomenal.
Additionally, there was a Logo and a Short Film competition with cash prizes and certificates. With over a hundred entries across all forums, numerous varied yet creative entries were received and a selection from a wide array of incredible talent was quite the challenge.
The MAIN DAY’s event consisted of an impromptu Ad-making competition called AD-MAD, the judge being Mr. Dirven Hazari.
Following this, there was a panel discussion with profound speakers from their respective fields, at H.R. College to address the topic ‘Zero Waste Management’. This discussion shed light on the various aspects of ZERO WASTE MANAGEMENT.
The Panel discussion stressed upon the fact that Mumbai generates an estimated 10,000 metric tonnes of waste daily. Majority of such waste is not treated and is subject to disposal in landfills. Waste disposal is an area of concern for everyone. The initiatives need to begin at home itself. Segregate wet and dry wastes at home. Initiatives need to be taken to positively influence people to segregate wastes into different categories. Godrej Ltd, under the CSR initiative, is carrying out various projects for conversion of waste into some form of energy through the process of biomethanization. Moreover, individual efforts can go a long way. Communication is also an important element of curbing improper waste disposal.
SMS through the concept of Self Help Groups has uplifted the lower strata of the society which has played an instrumental role in developing waste management habits.
In conclusion, the entire event was a massive success which received accolades and verbal appreciation from everyone.
DEPARTMENT OF LIFELONG LEARNING & EXTENSION
Coordinators: Dr. Geeta Nair & Dr. Pooja Ramchandani
The Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension is a unit of the University of Mumbai, to which the Research Cell of H.R. College is affiliated with. DLLE gives opportunities to many college students in Mumbai, Thane, Ratnagiri and Raipur districts to take part in annual extension activities. Various topics are given to students to choose from, such as the Annapoorna Project and Open Schooling.
The members of the Research Cell have selected Career Project as their project topic. In the academic year 2016-17, members of Research Cell guided the students of 8th and 9th standard of the Colaba Municipal School on the career path to choose after 10th standard, and encouraged them to pursue further education. This experience also taught the members of the club a lot and widened their horizons.
In the academic year 2017-18, the members of the club have again chosen Career Project, but a completely different aspect to it. They will be working around the topic of adult literacy, diving into its importance, it's effectiveness and to conduct surveys.
The DLLE motto is Reach to Unreached, from which inspiration is taken to better the society and make India into the country everybody would like to grow up in.
August 25, 2017
An Orientation Session was conducted for the newly inducted members of the Research Cell, wherein the importance of research skills was highlighted, not only in terms of its professional application but also for personal development.
The training session in college, conducted by the field coordinator from the University, had Ms. Harnidh Kaur, a published poet, feminist & policy analyst, as the chief guest and helped solve members' doubts about writing and researching well. She captivated the audience with her interactive & unconventional approach.
VISIT TO THE COLABA MUNICIPAL SCHOOL
January 27, 2018
The trend was noted that a large number of students from municipal schools gave up their education after completing their studies up to the 10th standard. This was mostly because of lack of financial resources but also due to various other reasons. In order to spread awareness amongst the students about the importance of higher education, the students of the Research Cell of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics, addressed the students of the 8th & 9th standards of the Colaba Municipal School.
The students of the school showed great enthusiasm while talking to Research Cell students. They spoke about their ambitions, aspirations & dreams – dreams of becoming doctors, engineers, lawyers, IAS/IPS officers, soldiers, sports persons, actors, musicians, teachers and entrepreneurs etc. They were told which path to choose in order to fulfill their dreams and help them fulfill their aspirations. Discussions centered on the importance of higher education, the different career options to choose from, and info of various institutes and NGOs that provide scholarships and help with finances.
This was followed by an interactive session wherein students came forward and showcased their talents like singing, dancing, mimicry, storytelling, etc. They showed a keen interest in pursuing their dreams and changing their own lives as well as the lives of their loved ones. It was quite clear that if guided correctly, these young students can change the future of this country, as well as the world.
Mr. Jitendra Aherkar, Area In-charge DLLE South Mumbai Center being felicitated by H.R. College DLLE Unit