Under the guidance of Sr. Catherine Chacko SCCG, the Centre offers advice and psychological guidance to the needy.
- The Centre functions in the college, to help students overcome the stress and strain of adolescence, and to guarantee mental strength.
The Cell functions to promote the values of justice and equality for women and strives to realise the goal of empowerment for women
Activities of the Cell (2016-2017)
- In collaboration with the Kerala Police, the Women’s Cell organised a session on cyber crimes and awareness for the first year students on 19 Dec. 2016. The session was led by Mr. Anish Chacko, District Police Investigation Team, Malappuram.
- The Women’s Cell conducted a screening of the film “Randu Penkuttikal” for the women of the locality on Feb 9, 2017. The film, directed by Geo Baby, sheds light on the themes of women empowerment and equality. Nearly twenty-five local women participated in the session.
- In connection with the International Women’s Day celebrations, an essay writing competition was held for the students on 16 February, 2017 on the topic “When Women Handle Power.” “Cooking Without Fire” competition was held on 22 February 2017.
- The International Women’s Day was celebrated on 3 March, 2017 at 11.30am in the College Auditorium. Dr.Rosamma Philip, Associate Professor, Mount Tabor Training College, Pathanapuram was the chief guest of the occasion. Her speech on women empowerment centred on the theme ‘Be Bold for Change’.
- Eighteen students participated in the one day workshop on ‘Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace’ organised by the Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation Ltd. on 6 March, 2017 at K. P. KeshavaMenon Hall, Calicut.
- An awareness class on cancer was conducted by Dr.P.Gangadharan, Baby Memorial Hospital on 8 March, 2017 in the College Auditorium.
- Ms. Preethy Mary George, Coordinator, Women’s Cell participated in the One Day Workshop for WDC coordinators at University of Calicut on 9 March, 2017. The Workshop was organised by the Department of Women’s Studies, University of Calicut.
Women’s Cell also renders voluntary service for the vocational training wing of the College; the student representatives spread the word of Vocational Training Centre, thereby helping to acquire positive response from housewives in the neighbourhood.
Financial help is extended to the students in the form of scholarships. 58 students were given financial support from the Students’ Welfare Fund of the college. 62% of the students belong to the SC, ST and OBC categories. Due to the organized and well co-ordinate efforts of the various support mechanisms available, the dropout rate could be brought down to 3%. The scholarships instituted for the welfare of the students in Reservation and Minority category are disbursed promptly to ensure their uninterrupted involvement in studies.
The Tutorial System
- With a view to improving the academic and personal growth of students and to provide opportunities for closer contact between staff and students, the Tutorial System has been introduced in the college.
- The students of the College are grouped into suitable batches of twenty and each group will be under the charge of a member of the staff designated ‘Group Tutor’.
- Each Group tutor will keep regular watch over the progress and conduct of the students of her group and advise them on their studies in a general way.
- Leave of absence will be granted to students only if the applications for leave are forwarded through and recommended by the Group Tutor.
- The Tutors will meet the parents or guardians at the end of each terminal examination to evaluate the performance of the students.
Value Education and Catechism
- The weekly time table sets apart one hour for value education classes (and Catechism classes for Catholic students) where students will be enabled to attend sessions on various relevant issues.
- The concerned tutors take efforts to inculcate humane values and principles of social living in students who are the pillars of tomorrow’s society.
- There is a prescribed text book for value education. This book is published by Chair for Christian Studies and Research, University of Calicut.
Catholic Students’ Union
It aims to train students for leadership, laying stress on intellectual and spiritual development. The Union also aims to personality development and seeks to foster in the student community the spirit of loving service in the light of the Gospel so as to enable them to discharge effectively their role in national development.
General activities through
- Jesus youth Movement
- Prayer Groups
- Camps and Seminars
- Campus Study Circles
- Cultural Forums, Workshops
Report on catholic activities
Our college, the Providence Women’s College, was established in the year 1952 by the Apostolic Carmel Congregation with the aim of offering the service of value based higher education to youth through academic pursuit education of excellence, community service and empowerment of women. Apart from the educational mission the college stresses equal importance on all round development of students instilling Gospel values in them. The various Catholic activities in the college itself proves this. We begin each academic year with the College Mass, thereby entrusting everything in the hands of God. Every day in the college, we begin our classes by invoking the blessings of Almighty. The weekly time-table sets apart one hour for Catechism classes for Catholic students and value education for others. These classes enable the students to attend sessions on various relevant issues aiming towards their personality development. On all first Fridays we have adhoration in the chapel. We also set apart a day for special adhoration annually. Various church feasts like Carmel day, St. Thomas day, St. Treesa of Avila’s feast, Little flower’s feast, Sacred Heart’s feast etc are commemorated with great faith. The feast of our foundress Mother Veronica is celebrated on November 16th. The Bible Sunday celebrations last for week and the students actively participate in various programmes like presenting Bible drama, skit, quiz etc.
The spiritual renewal and awakening is provided by the Annual Retreat which lasts for 4 days. For stronger inducement of spirituality in students, essay and quiz competitions based on the Holy Bible are conducted for the students. Every academic year ends with a thanksgiving mass, in which we express our gratitude for all the protection and blessings the Almighty had provided.
The activities of ACA as well as Jesus Youth both being student oriented organizations are active in spiritual endorsements. Junior ACA is an association of students under Apostolic Carmel Congregation expressing their willingness to take part in the mission of the Congregation. Jesus Youth is a youth movement under the service of Catholic church which is active in the campus. About 50 students of the campus are active members of Jesus Youth and we gather every Thursday from 12.45 to 1.30 pm for prayer, sharing etc. we have a teacher and a full time in charge of our group. The core group members meet on every Wednesdays and we have intercessory prayer on all Tuesdays. Students of the movement attend camps and training programmes. Jesus Youth also arranges outreach to orphanages, Old Age homes etc., for the students.
On behalf of the ACA the members gather on every Tuesdays for Bible Study and preparation for Logos quiz. Talks are also conducted. All the Catholics of the college actively participates in the Logos Quiz.
Grievance Redressal Cell
- The Cell consists of members of the Staff and the student community.
- Looks into the grievances of students, and offers redressal for the same.
Weaker students are identified and given special coaching classes, free of cost, to improve their academic standards, by the respective departments.