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Equal Opportunity Centre
 
Equal Opportunity Centre inaugurated on 9th June, 2010. It is set up as per the guidelines laid down by UGC.
Purpose
-To oversee effective implementation of policies for disadvantaged groups.
-To sensitize the college on their problems and enhance diversity among their students, teaching and non-teaching staff
 
EOC Committee Members for Academic Year 2014-15

Ms. Shubha Chaubal - Advisor
Ms. Padmaja Ganpatye - Mentor
 

Basic English Speaking
EOC has organized a 15 days specialized course of Spoken English for Degree College students to give the benefit to the reserved category of students for learning the art of speaking English. As English is the lingua franca and is very important in every sphere of life may it be career, education, family, society interactions, English gives a person a superior level and the confidence to stand confidently in front of others.   Considering this, EOC, organized this special training course by advanced trainer of English Language, Miss Pramila Raj. She has a vivid experience of training English.  In the 15 days course, the children were taught aspects of grammar, writing skills, speaking skills with special emphasis on public speaking skills like pronunciation,  pitch, voice modulation, accent, gestures, body language, pauses and voice clarity etc.  There were special exercises designed to make the students practice.  At the end of the course, the students developed confidence in speaking English,  and were able to speak basic English.  They also got inspired to practice English by reading, writing, listening, and talking in English. 
 
Computer Training
The benefits of taking a computer course are many and regardless of  what a student wants to do with his education, he will likely find that many benefits come with his increased knowledge. One of the most obvious reasons for a person to take a computer course is that learning more about using computers improves their chances of getting a better job. Today, almost all office jobs require the use of a computer in some function or another. Being able to create digital spreadsheets, create documents using a word processor, operate basic filing software, and present information using presentation software are becoming requirements in office environments. For this EOC has organized computer training at free of cost to reserved category students to increase their employability and make them self reliant.
Mr. Jayakrishnan Nair, the alumni  is the tutor for basic and advance training course. He is professionally qualified in MS-CIT, MS-OFFICE, Tally 9.0, Advanced Excel and Animation Diploma.  He has around 5 years experience as a Faculty in Prime Computer. He has divided the whole course into basic and advance. 
 
Tailoring Course
Tailoring course is conducted under EOC. Training is offered to disadvantaged group. Ms. Mehrunissa Ansari a community women is the tutor of this course.
 
Mehendi Course
EOC has organized mehendi course for degree college students to give the benefit to the reserved category of students for learning the art of mehendi free of cost . The mehendi course was conducted by efficient trainer of mehendi , Miss Manisha Ashok Gehlot, who has a vast experience of  mehendi training.   She handled the students with patience and efficiency and trained them for various styles of mehendi like Arabic, Traditional etc . She made students aware of the various designs of mehendi .   At the completion of the course,  the students were able to design mehendi successfully. They were happy and satisfied.  A number of students got benefitted through this course.  
 
Training to Disadvantaged Group
EOC offers training to Disadvantaged groups including SCs ,STs ,Women, OBC(non-creamy layer),Minorities, Physically challenged person.
 
Year 2015-16
 
Certificate Distribution Ceremony held by Equal Opportunity Centre on 10th Feb, 2016 for the students who have successfully completed training in Mehendi and Tailoring.
 
 
 
Equal Opportunity Centre initiated students to attend Youth for governance 2016 convention held on 4th February 2016 was conducted by
the chairman Mr. Julio Ribeiro retired police commissioner of Mumbai and Dr. Ratna Magotra Yfg convenor.
 
 
 
Vocational  training in Mehendi  organised by Equal Opportunity Centre started on 1st Dec. 2015 by Ms. Afsana in  B.Com and Self Financial
Section. Duration of the course is one month.
 
 

Vocational  training in Tailoring organised by Equal Opportunity Centre started on 1st Dec. 2015 by Ms. Savitri in B.Com and Self
Finance Section. Duration of the course is two months.
 
 
 
“Mind, Memory  magic”organised by Equal Opportunity Center Department/Association, conducted by guest lecturer Mr. Parag Gadhia on 5th Sept, 2015 for Second  year B.Com  students
 
 

Seminar on Financial Literacy  organised by  Account department, BAF and EOC  conducted by Consumer Guidance Society of India on 11th
August, 2015

 

A Talk on  "Career after graduation and skills for facing the interview"  conducted by Mr Rakesh Jain, Director of International School of Management and Technology on 11th July 2015

 
 
 
Year 2014-15
 
EOC encouraged students from B.Com. section to attend one-day workshop on Creative Practice for New Fashion Designers  at Indian School of Design and Innovation, Parsons Mumbai
 
January 2015
 
Testimonial by a student of Henna Course
 
 
 
The beginning of the Mehendi Course was an initiative put forth by our college to let students learn and acquire skills to apply Mehendi/Henna with a professional touch.The course began on 24th Dec, 2014. It had a successful approach as there were 18 students who came forward with a new zeal to explore their inner talent.
 
The tutor who came to teach the inexperienced students was also once upon a time the very part of our own prestigious college as she is a former student of Tolani College of Commerce. Under her watchful eyes, students learnt various techniques and designs, right from scratch. Students had a total of 15 sessions, conducted everyday for an hour. Students were first taught to draw on sheets and then apply the same themselves with a mehendi/henna cone. Overall the experience of such a course was thrilling as there existed no teacher-student formality rather Ms. Manisha Gehlot taught the students as a friend. Dedication from both sides and with the help and support of the tutor and the College, the course was successful as expected.
 
-Nisha D’Almeida [F.Y. B.Com. A].
 
December 13th, 2014
 
Mr T.R.Gopalkrishnan from Bombay Dyeing Manufacturing.Co. Ltd had delivered talk on “From the Desk of an Interviewer”. The talk had been made very interactive, so that the students confidence gets boosted and are able to face an interview with confidence, which basically due to fear factor are not able to do so.
 
 
 
December 6th, 2014
 
A Talk on "Power of Positive thinking " was delivered by Mr Chetan Parikh, Corporate Trainer.He rightly said, A positive outlook on life is arguable one of the most powerful assets we can have. Positive people expect success, good health, happiness, wealth and good relationships and those things tend to show up in their lives. This is not because they are already successful, or because they are more confident and thus more outgoing, it is simply the attitude. This is a basic law of attraction: positive thoughts breed positive results. Our thoughts are much more powerful than just electric signals between synapses, they affect our life and those around us!
 
  
 
July 26th, 2014
 
Mr  Chetan Parikh, Corporate trainer was invited to deliver talk on ‘Campus to Corporate’. The talk enabled students to have knowledge about the requisite skills that a workplace demands. And also there is a need for making oneself culturally aligned to the corporate work environment.
Campus to Corporate talk encouraged students to:
•Smoothly transit from academic to corporate working environment.
•Understand the basics of effective communication & business etiquette.
•Recognize the importance of developing the right attitude.
•Develop healthy working relationships with peers and superiors.
 
On 19th August, 2014-Mr. Hemant Kale, trainer  Investment consultant having 25yrs experience in Financial Market  delivered a talk on “Investor’s Awareness Programme ” . As per directives from “Ministry of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi, Western India Regional Council of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, this programs was organized. The basic idea behind is to educate the students on the investment factor with proper guidance and training. 
 
 
Year 2013-14
 
•Facillitated exhibition by Creative Handicrafts (women’s self employment center)
•Formal certificate distribution ceremony for the students who completed the course successfully
 
In our pursuit to sensitize everyone, Eoc invited professional for a talk on following topics which were arranged for B.Com. students (Number of Students attended talk 120)
•Talk on peer pressure and communication skills
•Sexual harassment
•Human rights
 
Ms. Shipra giving the talk on Peer pressure and communication skills to S.Y.B.Com students
 
 
Year 2012-13
 
On 24th and 25th Aug, 2012 Aptitude test were conducted for 15 Disadvantaged Students free of cost. The test was conducted for 3 hours. This was followed by detailed analysis of Test papers .  Later a detailed one to one cessions were conducted wherein counselors met students and their parents  and discussed with them a vast array of careers which would suit the natural inclination of students. This went a long way in generating awareness among under privileged students  so that they can make wise career choices and be gainfully employed 
 
Students beneficiaries of Aptitude Test
 

Students who were the beneficiaries of the Computer Training Programme with the tutor Mr. Jayakrishnan  Nair

Students undergoing the Training Programme in the Computer Lab

Students who were the beneficiaries of the Tailoring Course and Mehendi Course

Dr. Gopal Kalkoti -Vice Principal of Nagindas Khandwala College inaugurating the EOC Cell