ST JOSEPH COLLEGE OF COMMERCE

Student Council 2018 - 2019

The Student Council is elected by the students through an election. The Student Council is part of an attempt to democratize governance and leadership roles within the college. It is headed by the Student Governor, a faculty member, and is responsible for student activities in the college. The voting for the student council along with the nominations of student coordinators was conducted on 14th of June, 2018. The Investiture ceremony for the elected members of the student council, department coordinators, association heads and class representatives was held on the 27th of June, 2017. Mr. Deepak Thimmaiah, a well-known media personality, was the chief guest.

In the fourth week of June, the council organized an open mic for the students and also an interactive yoga session, in association with the Sports department. By the end of June, the investiture of the office bearers including the department coordinators, association heads and class representatives.

The Student Council organised various events throughout the academic year for the students. In the first week of July, they hosted ‘Cipher’, the intra-collegiate business festival themed around Zyklus. The annual intra-collegiate cultural festival, ‘Kalotsav’ was conducted in the second week of July with themes like ‘Twin it to win it’, ‘Retro’ and ‘Ethnic’. In August, Ms. Mariya Salim from Amnesty International addressed our students on the issue of online violence against women. The Student Council worked with all the associations to celebrate the Independence Day with Group Captain Mukund Mohan, his wife Mrs. Aarti Mohan and the national award-winning actor, Mr. Manohara. On Teacher’s Day, the Student Council held a cultural programme for the teachers and celebrated the joy of teaching and learning.

The much-awaited inter-collegiate business fest of our college, ‘Chanakya’ was held mid-September and saw great participation from colleges all around India. In November, in association with Kannada Sangha, the student council celebrated the culture and people of Karnataka by organizing folk performances, as part of Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations. The inter-collegiate cultural festival, ‘Dhwani’ took place on the 21st and 22nd of December, 2018. With ‘The Ferris Wheel’ as the theme, the festival brought out everyone’s inner child through a carnivalesque atmosphere. Students from the government schools around our college were also brought in to take part in the festivities, to truly celebrate the spirit of Dhwani. Eves 2019 was conducted in the first week of February, on the theme ‘Empowered women, empower women’ to stress on the need to support feminism. To understand feminism, a panel discussion comprising Shubha, Radhika Chabria, Sanjyothi V K and Archana Shetty was held.

The student council worked closely with the Old Student Association in order to execute various events like OSA talks, the OSA quiz, Zumba sessions, Magis Awards, OSA Day and workshops. The council the students to participate and win prizes in many festivals around the city, like Precipice, Cognito, Emporio, Cross Currents, Nishka as well as several cultural fests like Culah and Samyoga. The Cultural forum of the college has won many laurels for its performances in various college festivals around the city. SJCC won six overall trophies in college festivals in Bangalore.

Spiel Run took place on the 9th of February, thereby marking the beginning of the sports fest. The fest aimed to raise awareness for breast cancer. The proceeds collected were donated towards breast cancer research.

Throughout the year, the student council continued the initiative of ‘The Big Day Off’, an initiative to instil the spirit of cleanliness and hygiene in students while giving the janitorial staff a day off from their work. The student council also took up the initiative of segregating garbage and promoting healthy waste disposition along with the Eco Club of our college, and placed coloured dustbins around college. Humans of SJCC, another Student Council initiative, aims at sharing the life experiences of our college people on Instagram. After the end semester exams, cartons were kept out in the basketball court for students to drop off their notes for their juniors to use in the coming years.

The Valedictory Ceremony of the Student Council happened on 6 March, 2018. The contribution of students to the council and various associations and clubs was recognized during the valedictory. The chief guest for the ceremony was Mr. Ravichandran Venkataraman, a leadership trainer and consultant.

Dr. T.H. Lava Kumar
Students' Governor
: lavakumar@sjcc.edu.in