Saturday, August 17, 2019

108. The IASE Library

Rows  of  shelves  with  thousands of volumes  neatly arranged    in   a huge hall   with a mysterious hush  and a faintly ominous  aroma of  knowledge....that’s  what  strikes a  visitor to the  IASE library. But that is  soon going to change. With the Internet  making  it possible to have  the  library  at   ones  fingertips, it would soon become  possible for  the students of  IASE, Thrissur    to access millions of  books  via the Online access log in  window of the IASE, library.

The Institute has already subscribed for the National Library and Information Services (N-List)  and the  Institute Website has links to several  Online resources. 

As in the  previous  academic  year,  two Library Interns, Ms. Tintu Jose and Mr.Shaju Antony  joined the Institute recently  through a  specially funded  Government of  Kerala  project aimed  at   transforming  the  college library  into knowledge centres. Their services is likely to be  a  boon  for both the  MEd students of the Institute and  research scholars likely to join on  recognition of  IASE, Thrissur as a Research  Centre  in  Education.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

107-Flood Relief Assistance

By 05 August 2019,  the  incessant  rain  in Thrissur district led to rise of water level and by 08 August the district was on Red Alert. Disaster Management teams had commenced rescue and relief operations in  several parts.  By 09 August, people residing in  the Kundupara and Chembukavu areas had  taken shelter in  the school  very near  IASE, Thrissur, Holy Family HS Chembukavu.  As the water levels  kept rising,  more families continued to move in.

As  all government staff were directed to engage in  relief and  rescue operations, the  IASE  premises were kept ready  for   receiving  local residents   affected by  the flood.  

Some students and staff  of IASE, Thrissur were slightly affected and  assurances of help were posted on the official Whatsapp groups. As requested by the staff of the Village Office, Chembukavu, monitoring the Relief Camp in Holy Family,HS, a carton of biscuits were  handed over on behalf of IASE, Thrissur.
By 13 August, the Relief Camp at  Holy Family was shut down. Meanwhile the Relief Collection Centre in the District Collectorate was in need of essential items like, candles, matchbox, mosquito repellent, battery, towels, toilet soap and sanitary napkins. Two boxes of relief materials sponsored by the Staff of IASE, Thrissur  was handed over to the Relief Centre on 13 August 2019. 

106.Annual Plan Meeting

As instructed by the Director, Collegiate Education, the Annual Plan Meeting of the IQAC  of  the Institute of Advanced Study in Education was held in the college on 07 August 2019.  Dr.Usha, Professor (Retd.)of the Department of Education, University of Calicut was the Academic  expert  invited to chair the Academic Plan meeting.

The members reviewed the programmes of the previous academic year (2018-19)  and proposed suggestions for improvement. The necessity  of   additional staff was keenly felt.  The faculty  briefed the  members present about the programmes they intend to organize during  2019-20 utilizing Plan Fund.

105-Research Centre Inspection

Almost an year ago the  IASE,Thrissur had submitted a proposal  to the University of Calicut  to   set up a   Research Centre in  the Institute.

A team of experts from the  University of Calicut visited the college on 06 August 2019  to  inspect the  infrastructure facilities  available .
Two faculty of the institute are already  approved Research Guides of  the University and  the setting up of a  Research Centre would turn out to be a  fulfilment of the mission of IASE.Thrissur.

104-New Office Staff

Following the promotion -cum- transfer of  two office staff, Ms.Ambili  Gopal  joined the college as Head Accountant . Ms Kavitha, Office Clerk, who had been on leave also returned to  work .

103. Jeevani

The Government of Kerala  has decided to launch  Jeevani-College Mental Health Awareness Programme.  As per instructions a faculty of the Institute is to be assigned charge. Sri.Prasanth, Assistant Professor in Educational  Psychology has been nominated  as coordinator for IASE. 

To serve as a counsellor for the students, Ms. Neena Vincent  was appointed as  Psychology Apprentice.

The  Institute will shortly be launching the Jeevani Centre for Students’ Well-being.

102.Diamond Jubilee

Since  04 July, the 75th Foundation Day, the  Alumni of  the Institute had been active  for  planning  an years’  programme  to celebrate the occasion. A formal meeting of the teachers of the college, members of PTA and the College Alumni were held  prior  to the launch of  the WhatsApp group of  Poorvasooryam. The first meeting of  the college Alumni to  form the  Programme Committee of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations met on 03 August 2019.

101.Student safety

IASE, in association with East Police Station, Thrissur City,  has   taken initiatives to ensure the safety of students of the institute. Civil Police Officer, Mr.Vinosh has been appointed Nodal Officer for IASE. Dr.Sreekala, Assistant Professor in Physical Education of the institute has been nominated Student Safety Officer of the college.

100.Seminar Series

It is an acknowledged fact that students cannot improve their knowledge from the textbook alone. Regular conduct of seminars can not only  help students get more information but also develop the ability to convey own ideas to their friends and teachers.

Several professional institutions have found conducting seminars useful as  for it helps participants develop competencies like identification of presentable information, its retrieval from the sources of information and organization of the presentable material.  Besides this it  also gives them the opportunity to prune the art of  communicating with peers through compact time bound presentations. It is this  which  prompted the faculty of  the institute to  introduce the weekly seminar series,  which the  First Year MEd students  (2019-21) batch christened  EINBLICK  2K19.

The  first presentation  was inaugurated by the Principal i/c, Dr.C.Praveen on 01 August 2019. It commenced with a presentation on the National Education Policy 2019 by Ms.Megha P Sunny, Ms.Maria Paul, Ms.Ashy Baby and Ms.Christeena Johns.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

99.Course Intro by SRC

Faculty from the State Resource Centre, an autonomous organization funded by the National Literacy Mission of the  Ministry of Human Resource Development had  visited the institute on 26 July 2019 to  brief the students on the certificate course in Learning Disability proposed to be launched shortly....Following the briefing  several students expressed their desire to join the six month course.  IASE, Thissur is likely to be a centre soon.

98. Session on ICC Regulations

What constitutes sexual harassment?  What is the role of  the Internal Complaints Committee?...To  enlighten the staff and students of the Institute on questions such as these, separate sessions by Advocate Sunil Kumar of Jananeethi, Thrissur was organized in the Institute.

108. The IASE Library

Rows   of   shelves   with   thousands of volumes   neatly arranged     in    a huge hall    with a mysterious hush   and a faintly omino...