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.

97.IASE Day at Calicut University

The Chair for Gandhian Studies and Research, University of Calicut had organized a National Seminar  on the New Education Policy 2019 in the EMS Seminar Complex of the University campus at  Tenhipalam on  25 July 2019.  The Discussions on NEP 2019 held in IASE, a few weeks ago (Post No.86 in this Blog) had led to several informal discussions among students on areas ranging from values and  gender to  institutional autonomy  and  Teacher Education. Most of these are areas  prescribed for study for the MEd programme. So it was not surprising  to find 21 students hire a vehicle and travel to Calicut University to participate in the National Seminar. Considering the sheer  number of papers submitted  by the students of IASE, Thrissur  alone, the organizers had to  introduce a parallel paper presentation  session.

The Principal, Dr.C.Praveen  who shows keen interest in Gandhian ideals presented a paper entitled :Reinventing  Swadesi Movement  To Fulfil NEP 2019 Aspirations-A Proposal. The Organizers  found it unique and invited the author, Dr.Praveen to present the paper once again, in the main Seminar Hall for the benefit of all the participants.

Back in the Institute, the following day (26 July 2019), the participants  shared their exciting experience of  attending the National Seminar in which they could without inhibition share their impressions on  the  Education Policy which would  be shaping the nation in the coming years!

Select photos, courtesy (Ms.Anitha)

96.Promotion and Posting

Ms.Sabitha,  Head Accountant was promoted as Superintendent and posted in the Office of the Collegiate Education Department, Thirivunanthapuram.  Mr.Nilim Kumar,Senior Clerk  on promotion as Head Accountant has been  posted in Govt. Arts and Science College, Thrithala. Both of them  who were  handling major office work were given a warm farewell by the College Staff Club.

95. Brochure and News

MINI MIFF...The Mumbai International travelling  Film Festival was jointly hosted by IASE, Thrissur, Chetana Media Institute, VIBGYOR and MAYA on 18 and 19 July 2019.

The  day time screening of films  for the second day was held in as an extension programmes of  IASE, Thrissur  in the institute  auditorium.

94. Film Festival

A Film Festival of award winning Documentaries, Shorts and Animation Films (Mini MIFF) a venture of the  Film Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India was jointly hosted by  the Institute of Advanced Study in Education, Thrissur,   Chetana Media Institute, VIBGYOR and MAYA.

The Festival was inaugurated by the film maker,  Vipin Vijay. The acclaimed Film critic Shanmughadas presided. Felicitations were offered by Venugopal of Film Division,  Fr.Benny Benedict of Chetana Media Institute, Dr.C.Praveen, Principal, IASE, Thrissur and Santhosh Kumar of MAYA.

93. Seniors welcoming juniors

Each year, a new  College Union assumes office and   invariably the  junior batch takes over the responsibility of organizing programmes. During the third Semester, the BEd students leave  for  Practice Teaching and  the MEd  students commence their dissertation work...Then there would be very little interaction  between the juniors and  the seniors. So,  to  keep them connected,  the seniors were directed to organize a special programme to welcome the juniors...

Snapshots from the programme:

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

92. Guest Talk

Prof.  Jay  Kandampully of Ohio State University, USA and native of Thrissur was  invited  to address the new batch of  BEd and MEd students on the significance of research and the need to develop in learners a questioning  attitude. He affirmed  the need to pursue new areas of knowledge to excel oneself  in a competitive world.

The two hour long talk was followed by an interactive session  in which Prof. Jay  drew on his  twenty year experience of  serving as a visiting faculty of several universities in Europe and Asia to throw light on the avenues open for pursuing  higher studies in foreign countries.  

Friday, July 5, 2019

91.Foundation Day 2019

04 July 2019, marks  75 years of  existence for  IASE, Thrissur which was  originally established in 1945 as Govt. Training College. The Staff, Students and Alumni intends to celebrate this  milestone  thorough a series of programmes lasting the whole year.

As University examinations  were scheduled for  04 July and the MEd topic  refining  had to be  scheduled as per the Resource Person’s convenience on the same day, there was no option but to  restrict the day’s programme to  one hour. Two Executive Committee members of the Alumni Association were the invited guests.

90.Topic Refining

Forty Two presentations   lasting  over twelve  hours  on topics  chosen for  Dissertation by  students  currently pursuing the MEd course in the college   made   3 and 4 July 2019 a  very hectic day for the faculty and students.  
Refining  the topic chosen  with reference to Objectives of the study, Formulation of Hypotheses and Methodology for  study  requires   guidance  from an expert in the field. So  Dr.Rajeswari K,  faculty of Govt. CTE, Kozhikkode who is also a   Research Guide  was specially invited  as a Resource Person.

89.Special sessions for MEd students

A major objective of the MEd programme offered by the University of Calicut reads:  To develop a rational conceptualization of educational research.”
It is with this objective that the following two papers are included in the syllabus :
MED 04 Introduction to Educational Research and Statistics
MED 08 Advanced Educational Research and Statistics

Early in June, the students had expressed  a desire for additional sessions on Advanced Research and Statistics. So  two faculties from colleges which are also Research Centres in Education- Govt.Brennen College of Teacher Education, Thalassery and Govt. College of Teacher Education, Kozhikkode  were invited to engage sessions for the 
students of the Institute. Both lectures were sponsored by the PTA of the Institute.

Monday, July 1, 2019

88.New batches arrive

As per Government directives and the selection procedure initiated by the University of Calicut,   admission  process to  the two year BEd and two year MEd programme was in full swing in the Institute  during the last two weeks of June. Classes commenced for the new batches of BEd and MEd 2019-2021 on 01 July 2019.

The new batch of students were welcomed by the Principal, Dr.C.Praveen, the faculty  and student representatives of the 2018-19 and 2017-18 batches. As a novel gesture, all the students who joined were given a copy each of the  Curriculum (BEd/MEd) and the Institute Diary, sponsored by the PTA on the very first day.

87. Reminiscence of Kesavadev

In connection with the observance of   Reading Week  in the Institute, it was proposed to conduct a Reminiscence of P.K. Kesavadev, renowned  Malayalam writer, social reformer and Sahitya Academy Award winner. On 01 July 2019 a seminar was organized in the  Institute jointly by the Institute library and the faculty.  Ms.Sheena Jose,  Assistant Professor in  Malayalam,  addressed the gathering in the absence of the invited speaker, Prof.S.K Vasanthan. 

181.Louis Master Reminiscence

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