Department of Sociology

 

Inter Collegiate Theme Presentation Competition – ‘HOME AND COVID’

The theme presentation competition on the topic ‘Home and Covid’ was conducted by the second MA Sociology students on 17th October 2020 at 10.am. The programme was conducted  online mode, via. Google meet.

Students from various colleges in Kerala participated in the programme and presented their viewpoints using power point, audio and video. The presentations manifested the fact that the COVID pandemic has been disagreeably impelling the physical proximity of the people and thus social relations and interactions have been invariably redefined. The whole world has inclined to form their own narrow domains inside their homes or within the periphery of similar such confinements. The notable variations happening in day-to-day activities, gender role preferences, and the incidence of gender violence were the major areas highlighted by the students. All the presentations gave the first-hand idea that, changes during the time of COVID 19 could be considered upright or ruthless as per critical perspectives.

E. Yadhu Krishnan from Zamorin’s Guruvayoorappan College, Kozhikode secured the first prize. Prof. R. K. Varghese, PG Coordinator and Dr. Soorya Gopi, Programme organizer, evaluated the sessions and furnished various constructive suggestions. The presence and guidance of our Faculty members, Dr. Usha Babu George, Nidhi V and Aswathy Kunjumon added vitality to the programme.

The introductory presentations were steered by our students Allan T Sam, Manjusha and Lakshmipriya. The programme was compered by second year MA students – Ashley and Aarathi.


Online Parent – Teacher Meeting

The Parent Teacher Meeting for MA Sociology 2019-21 batch was organized on 12/09/2020 via Google Meet to discuss students’ progress and performance. The aim was to build a healthy rapport with the students and parents. Discussions were focused on student’s specific strengths and weaknesses in particular subjects.  The suggestions from the parents about their wards’ interests and learning were noted. The parents appreciated the smooth functioning of the college during this pandemic. Also, the parents came to know about the online teaching practices and other activities being conducted online for the students. There was a mutual exchange of suggestions with an aim to work together and improve the academic performance of the children.


Athirappally Hydel Project – Dam, Displacement and What More? – Webinar

The first webinar under the banner of PARISARA, initiated by the second MA Sociology students, is on the topic, ‘Athirapalli Hydel Project: Dam, Displacement and What More?’ was conducted on 26 August 2020. Sri. S P Ravi, Director of River Research Centre and Secretary, Chalakudypuzha Samrakshana Samithi was the resource person. The webinar highlighted the need for more scientific and ecological approaches instead of political and administrative, in the decisions pertaining to the construction and maintenance of dams and hydro – electric projects. The multi – faceted impacts and consequences of the construction and operation of a project like Athirappally has been extensively investigated and discussed in various deliberations by the resource person as well as the discussants in the webinar. The threat of displacement to the nearby Kadar tribes also were one of the focal points of the theme. The webinar also searched out possible alternatives for power generation without affecting nature and species.

 

Rev Dr. Prasant Palackappillil made the introductory address. Nidhi V, faculty member welcomed the delegates and Albin Baby, II MA student expressed the vote of thanks. Dr. Usha Babu George, compeered the programme. Total 97 delegates participated which included students, teachers, research scholars and general public.


Parisara Eco – campaign

‘Parisara’ is an eco-friendly campaign launched by the II M A Sociology students. Various activities has been envisaged to materialise under its banner. #craftfromscrapchallenge is a challenge short video done by the students as their first initiative in this banner. It portrays how to turn waste plastic bottles into beautiful décor items.

 

Many more activities with academic prominence and audio – visual presentations related to ecological sustenance, has been under its preparatory process.