GCC Sports!!

  • AGON 2012: The Department of Physical Education hosted the prestigious All-India Intercollegiate Football & Basketball Tournaments at Garden City College on September 26, 27 and 28. The three-day event witnessed spectacular sportsmanship and team effort from over 27 colleges that participated. In the Football tournament, Acharya College, Bangalore was declared winners over Sathyabhama University, Tamil Nadu. Garden City College claimed victory in the basketball tournament over Sathyabhama University.  The finals of the Basketball along with the valedictory ceremony, was held at the basketball court opposite Crystal Block. Our beloved Principal Prof. Bharathi N., congratulated the winners and awarded the trophies. Honorary referees and coaches of all participating teams were felicitated. Garden City College basketball team, who were the winners of the tournament, were felicitated by the Management. The Department of Physical Education acknowledges the warm support received and extends its gratitude to our Principal, the teaching faculty from the various departments, non-teaching staff as well as the students at Garden City College for making the event a grand success.

  • The selection trials for the Bangalore University Cricket Team, which will compete against various institutions at All-India Tournaments was conducted on 26th and 27th of September. Six students from Garden City College have participated.

 

Pertinent Knowledge on e-journal “J-GATE”

The importance of referring journals in today’s world in an environment which is conducive to growth and development of the students is inevitable. Though these journals and magazines are accessible, but the accessibility is limited to the library of the college. Hence, every growing institute makes sure that it gives best of the opportunities to its students and staff to convert their abilities into intellectual thought process. An endeavor of this order has been a practice for Garden City College.

Our college had subscribed for the e-journal called “J-Gate” which is an ocean in itself for cumbersome knowledge database in every field that any student at GCC needs to grow to the next level. There was a small workshop organized by our very own Prof. Kalayanasundaram on this 26th of September, 2012, the last Wednesday. Mr. Ravishankar was the resource person from J-Gate who introduced it to the students and showed us the ways to get the additional knowledge that is really necessary to feel the impulse of doing a PG course. Search engines like Google and Yahoo provide a lot of inputs when we ask for a particular search, but are that truly authentic? That’s a question to be debated! But here at J-Gate, whatever information is available is well researched, proven and hence authentic. In order to grow further, let us all start using such e-journals. For further information, please refer the website and of course, faculty members are here for our help in such matters. I hope that the information shared by me was useful.

 

GCC STANDS AGAINST CANCER!!

A Woman is a full circle, she is an epitome of love, sacrifice, and has the ability to nurture life. The Women’s Development Cell of Garden City College in collaboration with Singularis Capital Pvt Ltd, a CSR initiative, had organized a seminar on ‘Cancer awareness & Gyneac Oncology’. The seminar began with the welcome address by Principal Prof. N. Bharathi, in which she emphasized on the fact that women should not neglect their health.

The keynote address was presented by Dr. Ramesh S. Bilimaga, Director HCG group of hospitals, who threw light on the features of cancer, which included its, origin, diagnosis and preventive measures. He said, cancer is a conquerable disease but is unpredictable. The disease has a large magnitude and the malignant tumor follows metastasis, which has the potential of becoming lethal. The causes of cancer were highlighted, which include virus/ bacteria, heredity, radiation and chemicals like smoke. He spoke about the ill-effects of smoking and emphasized on how life-threatening it could be. He stressed on the fact that cancer can be prevented by educating people about it and can also be detected by PAP test at a very early stage.

This was followed by a short session by Mr. Aravind Thondan, MD, Singularis Capital Pvt. Ltd, who explained the health covers available for our remedy. He hinted on the fact that 1 in 3 people suffer from Cancer and medical inflation is rising alarmingly at 14% per year, hence he appealed to opt for health insurance policies which would help us in the crucial techniques of health care. The next presentation was by Mr. Jayachandran, Vice President. Religare Health, who paved methods for all which led to better understanding on health care insurances available.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Sibi Shaji, HOD Computer Science, who wholeheartedly thanked everyone one for their unison to support the cause of eradicating cancer.

 

“Innokriya“: Its Showtime!! Inaugration of the GCC Media Club

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”

The quote by ‘Theodore Levitt’ is the mantra followed by the Dept. of Media Studies, Garden City College as the college inaugurated ‘Innokriya: The Media Club’ on September 28, 2012 in the campus. The event was graced by renowned Development Journalist and Chief Guest for the occasion Mr. Ishwar Daitota and an eminent Filmmaker and Theatre personality, Guest of Honour Mr. Prakash Belwadi. Others in presence were Principal of GCC Prof. N Bharathi, students and faculty of Dept. of Media studies.

After weeks of preparation, rehearsals and toiling for day and night by the faculty and students the dream finally came true. The event took off with the inauguration of ‘The Media Wall’ by the Chief Guests. The Media Wall is an initiative of the Department which will showcase the works of students in various formats of media and give them opportunity to highlight various burning issues of debate and to unleash a Media Blitzkrieg bringing it under the purview of academics.

This was followed by mahurat shot of GCC motion film ‘Chahat’ by the Guest of Honour Mr. Prakash Belawadi. Being directed by Lenin, a student of Mass Communication III Semester in collaboration with the other students of the department, it is one of the many activities planned as part of the Media Club. The formal function which began with the welcome of the Chief Guests was followed by the GCC Anthem and traditional lamp lighting ceremony. Bindu, a 3rd semester student of Ms. Electronic Media performed a semi classical welcome dance. Prof. Manjunatha M., HOD, Dept. of Media Studies welcomed the guests and congratulated the students and the Dept. in his address on the inauguration of the club.

The Principal then felicitated the guests followed by the Oath taking ceremony for the student committee and members of the club administered by Prof.  Manjunatha M. Innokriya, which is a combination of innovation, creativity and the sanskrit word ‘kriya’ (means spiritual action) strives to do everything in a clutter breaking fashion, which reflected in the logo of the club as it was released by the guests in the event along with  audio release of GCC motion film ‘Chahat’.

President of the club and a 3rd semester student of M.S Communication, Niharika talked about the objectives of the club which primarily aims at enabling students to learn about Media sector and interact with the industry professionals, setting new horizons for students as they learn to use media and to build and develop Innovation and Creativity in one’s visualization and execution in order to come up with clutter breaking and unique ideas.

GCC in-house news program ‘G-News’ which is produced, written , shot and edited by the students giving them practical hands on training was also screened at the event. The most enlightening part of the programme was the interactive session between the Chief guests and the students. Both the Chief Guest Mr. Ishwar Daitota and the Guest of Honour Mr. Prakash Belawadi with their experience and profound knowledge of the media sector were truly inspiring for the students and advised them to never be apologetic for their initiatives however small it is and encouraged them on this beautiful initiative of INNOKRIYA.

The presidential address by Prof. N Bharathi and a vote of thanks from Ms. Sharon Sebastian, Lecturer, Dept. of Media Studies concluded the program as everyone rose for the national anthem.

The launch of ‘Innokriya’ is just another step of the unique initiatives taken by GCC time to time which gives its students the platform to evolve as a complete media professional and explore the world of imagination. The club is set to commence a plethora of events like participation in various film festivals, story writing, Press Conferences, Photography Competition to slogan writing, Film screenings and discussions etc. So is depicted by Facebook page of the club– ‘Innokriya…..it’s show time!!!