Sunday, March 31, 2019

78.Staff Farewell

In the teaching profession, March marks the  end of  service  for  those  who retire. Dr.E.N.Unnikrishnan, an erudite scholar  and  Head of the Department of Sanskrit of IASE,Thrissur,  retired from service in the Department of Collegiate Education this month (March 2019). The IASE Staff  Club, the  PTA and  the students of various batches   organized   a series of  farewell functions to honour of Dr.Unnikrishnan.
Mr.Binish Kumar and  Ms.Tintu Jose (now on leave) adhoc Library Interns who served IASE  for a brief period were relieved of their duties on the last working day of March.  

Early this month Ms Sudha, Office staff was promoted as Lab Assistant and  was transferred to  Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad.

77.S4 BEd Farewell

Students leave IASE, Thrissur with a deep sense of nostalgia. For many this would mark the end of their college life as they will shortly be taking up the teaching profession.   Leaving the Institute  means  a  farewell to  campus life,  friends,  and  of course  the mandatory college assembly which commences at precisely 9.30 AM.

The Second Semester BEd students had organized  the  farewell function on 28  March 2018 afternoon.

The outgoing students were welcomed  for the function by the Chairman of the College Union, Mr. M.Nasik. The Principal  wished the outgoing students on behalf of the faculty. Representatives from different classes  shared their experiences and bid farewell...They also  staged a few  performances  which included among others a  hilarious skit and group dance.

76.Inauguration of Film Club

Many perceive Film as a powerful educational medium. With its  'universal language' it helps overcome the barriers of  textual learning. In IASE,  film clips  are regularly used to stimulate  discussions and to provide a space  for reflection  and dialogue. Early this  academic year a session entitled Grooming Through The Movies was engaged  for the  MEd students of the college. The session made use of clips from several foreign films including, TURTLES CAN FLY and THE TIN DRUM.  Short films were screened  on  Teacher’s Day, Constitution Day and Women’s Day.

For weeks, the  Principal and teacher in charge of the Film Club, Dr.C. Praveen  had been on the look out for a suitable personality to inaugurate the  Film Club of IASE. Last week, it became possible  with the visit of the renowned  director of Malayalam short  films, Mr. Sudevan to the college. PLANNING, Sudevan’s Malayalam Short Film was screened on the occasion. The screening of the film was preceded by a brief  talk in which the director shared his  own experience of making films.

75.College Day

The College Day  for the  academic year 2018-19  was held on  Thursday, 28 March 2019.  The programme commenced with a  prayer and  the  Chairman of the  College Union 2018-19, Mr.Muhamed Nasik, welcomed the  gathering. 

The Principal, Dr. C. Praveen’s Presidential  Address cum Report commenced with a  slide show of  the  programmes and activities organized in the college during the academic year.

[Please click on the  following link to view  a PDF version]

Following the presentation, the Principal  thanked the Faculty,   the Non teaching staff and the students of the Institute for their  wholehearted  cooperation  and  support for  the conduct  of the programmes. He also wished the  outgoing  students of the college  a  fruitful teaching career.

Mr. Sudevan renowned    Malayalam  director of short  films  was the invited guest. He lit the lamp and inaugurated the  College Day.  In his speech, he  underscored the significance of teachers possessing   the ability to appreciate  art.

Later, certificates  for the winners of  the  Arts Festival held in the Institute were distributed.  Felicitations were offered by Dr.Unnikrishnan, Assistant Professor in Sanskrit and Mr.Sreesanth the  University Union Councillor. Ms.Midhila, the General Secretary of the College Union offered vote of thanks. This was followed by a Cultural Programme by the students.

73.Accolades- 3

Artists associate with things they believe in   and often present it in artistic forms  to  the public. These  may inspire or even  evoke emotions in the public. The students in  IASE, Thrissur  are   always encouraged to participate in artistic  endeavours. This year,  many students  participated in the  D-Zone Arts Festival of the University of Calicut   and Ms Mumtaz  won a prize in Hindi  short story writing.

73.Inter-Training College Badminton

Prior to  the Annual Sports Meet, the students of the Institute had commenced practicing in the newly set up Badminton Court in the quadrangle during evenings. Later, both Men’s and Women’s teams were formed to practice for the Inter-Training College Badminton Championship held at Feroke, Calicut.

During the championship, both the teams representing the  Institute  faced tough opponents  and had to  make an early exit. For the team members, it was an opportunity to meet  teacher trainees from several teacher training colleges.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

72.Holi celebration

The Arts Fest had just ended and many are eagerly awaiting the summer vacation...Summer seems to have commenced and the  temperature  keeps soaring...To the utter surprise of the  teachers of the Institute, the students  came up with  an unexpected  request for celebrating   Holi!

For many in the campus,  celebrating the festival of colours was  a thrilling experience...

71. Recruitment screening

Merit is the key criteria for selection to IASE, Thrissur, the only one of its kind in Kerala State. Those  completing the  training programme in the institute  seldom have to wait long to get a job.

The founder of Microsoft Corporation,  Bill Gates  is  credited to have said that “the competition to hire the best will increase in the years ahead...” With the academic year coming to a close, it was not surprising to  find a  couple of  recruiting agencies  regularly trying to get in touch with the Institute to get a  slot in the daily programmes of the Institute for identifying suitable candidates for  teaching positions likely to arise in institutions both in Kerala and neighbouring states.

On Wednesday, 20 March 2019, SHILLS Academy,  conducted a  screening test in the college for  interested students of the BEd and MEd courses. The test included  Grammar  (MCQ), Reading Comprehension and Essay  type questions to check  reading and writing ability in the  English Language as the first phase of the recruitment process.

70. Arts Fest

At least some of you must be wondering what has art got to do in a teacher training college...Perhaps it is worth recalling the observation of  Mark Green, Art Teacher of Hackley School.:

The artist as teacher is a powerful and important role model whose professional identity helps to motivate students and provide them with a concrete example for artistic possibilities….Like many artists with day jobs, I do my creative work at night after my teaching responsibilities are fulfilled. A daily studio practice is crucial…Successful teaching employs the same intense mental, physical and emotional energies as utilized in the professional artist’s studio 

The College Union, AMOGHA  organized Arts Day of the academic year 2018-19 on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.  Rehearsals for group events had commenced in the third week itself...Though the examination dates of the Fourth Semester BEd students were  announced it did not affect student participation.

Sri Santhosh Aechikanam, renowned Malayalam short story writer inaugurated the Arts Festival by lighting the traditional lamp. In his inaugural address he drew similarities  between the role of the artist and the teacher. The Fine Arts Secretary, Ms Amrutha P.Santhosh welcomed the  guest and participants. The function was presided over by the Principal, Dr.C.Praveen.  Felicitations for the programme was offered by Dr.Lakshmi R, (Arts Club Coordinator), Dr. Anju I, (Staff Council Secretary) and  Muhammed Nasik (Chairman College Union). Ms Midhila VS, (General Secretary College Union) offered the vote of thanks.

..The variety of  events  and the  wholehearted participation of both the BEd and MEd  students  made the Fest  quite memorable. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

69.Care and Concern

A few students of the Institute  expressed an interest in visiting the Mental Health Centre, Thrissur to  attend the  Annual Celebrations.  Though a holiday,  (Saturday, 16 March 2019) and with exams fast approaching,  the  students  were keen on  attending  the celebration  and   show their care and concern for   those in need. This gesture by the students of IASE, Thrissur was   appreciated by  the  staff of the  Centre too.

68.Study Tour S4 BEd

The fourth Semester BEd students (2017-19 batch) had been on a Study Tour. They left Thrissur on 11th night to visit places of importance in  Kodaicanal, Ramakkelmedu and Munnar and returned  early morning on 15th March 2019.

For many, this is in every possibility their last year as a student prior to taking up the teaching profession. The planning and organization of the tour were done by the students themselves and the staff who accompanied them were all praise for their  planning and cooperation.

Snaps of the tour including ones which captured the scenic beauty:

[Photos courtesy Ubaid &  Sravon]

67.Sanskrit Seminar Series

The Department of Sanskrit, IASE, Thrissur in association with Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit(SSUS), Kalady, organized a One-Day Seminar Series on  the theme, Emerging Trends in Sanskrit Studies  on 02 March 2019.

Prof. (Dr.)Yamuna of SSUS presided. Dr. Harinarayanan, Assistant Professor, Govt. CTE,Kozhikkode, delivered the keynote address.  Sri. A.Sankaranarayanan, HSST,Sanskrit of GHSS for Girls, Ernakulam presented a paper.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

66.Women’s Day

Women’s Day  was celebrated in IASE, Thrissur this year too with gusto. Early in the morning everyone in the college received a  special greetings via  WhatsApp.

The students organized a rally to sensitize the public with the message ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’. 
In the afternoon, the College Union organized a  talk by the acclaimed writer,  Dr.Rosy Thampy  of Sacred Heart College, Chalakudi. 

181.Louis Master Reminiscence

Imagine someone dedicating ones retired life to   travel for bonding friendships...That’s Louis alumni of IASE and later ...