Human Development and Family Empowerment
End Semester Online Assignment test for Practical, as part of our continuous evaluation

End Semester Online Assignment Test dates for HDFE department
All students are requested to note their respective End semester online assignment test dates and time:-

Semester

Test date

Day

Time

Duration of the test

Sem 6

17th May, 2021

Monday

10:00am

1hr

Sem 4

19th May, 2021

Wednesday

10:00am

1hr

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE), formerly known as the Department of Family and Child Welfare (FCW) was set up in 1984 with an objective of offering a multifaceted course in Child Development, as one of the discipline courses for the students of B.A. (Programme).

The Discipline Course of HDFE was conceived and developed by a specialization Department of Home Science i.e. the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies (HDCS), with a singular focus of catering to the students with Humanities background.

The Department of HDFE, for the past three decades, has been active in engaging students on various themes and concepts associated with Child Development, Early Childhood Care and Education, Empowerment of Women and Children with Special Needs, Issues and Challenges of adolescence etc.

The department relentlessly strives to initiate its students into the understanding of the subject matter through a variety of methodologies like workshops, special lectures, institutional visits, short term internships, developing case profiles, conducting community surveys and the use of Audio-Visual aids, mainly screening of short films and documentaries on specific themes. All this is aimed at providing hands-on experience and specific skills in studying and understanding the pathways of human development, with specific focus on Early Childhood Development. The courses also have a strong emphasis on understanding the status of Indian women and pertinent issues surrounding women's development, its critical role and linkages with various aspects of child development.

The Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) offered by the Department under the CBCS mode has received tremendous response so far and are becoming increasingly popular among the B.A. Programme students' community. The Courses titled, 'Life Skills Education', 'Introduction to Guidance and Counselling', 'Parent and Community Education' has seen student enrollment exceeding the sanctioned capacity.

Given below is an overview of the Departmental activities:


Projects on:-

Early detection and screening of retinoblastoma

Building Social and emotional Well Being in Young Adults


Workshops on:-

Puppet and mask making; Gender Sensitization and training (By Breakthrough); hearing screening activity (MAX health care); Happiness; Self Awareness


Lectures/ Talks on:-

PNDT and POCSO Act; Domestic Violence; hearing Impairment; Social and Emotional well being


Extension Activities:-

Public awareness campaign on Retinoblastoma on World Cancer Day; Joy of Giving; Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign; Immunisation Programme (Pulse Polio Program)


Name of Teacher - In - Charge- Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar

Name of Association-In-Charges- Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar & Ms. Prerna Butta



MASK AND PUPPET WORKSHOP - 28TH JANUARY, 2021

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi is organized a 'Mask and Puppet Workshop'. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Pooja Anand, faculty member at Shyama Prasad Mukherji College, University of Delhi. The webinar was conducted on 28th January, 2021 at 12:00 noon on Google meet platform.

The Department organized this workshop in order to provide hands-on training in development of useful audio-visual learning material for young children. Ms. Pooja Anand demonstrated the preparation of different types of puppet like, stick puppet, hand puppet, masks to name a few. The workshop was very engaging and beneficial for the students.



DECODING DISABILITY IN CHILDREN - FEBRUARY- MARCH 2021 (PRE-EVENT)

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi in collaboration with Aditi Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi is organizing a Lecture series 'Decoding Disability in Children' from February, 2021 to March, 2021.

Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar, Department of HDFE, JDMC and Dr. Reema Lamba, Department of HDFE, AMV are the teacher coordinators for this series.

The inaugural session of this series will be conducted on 10th February, 2021, at 4pm on zoom platform. The topic of this session is 'Disability; Overview, Challenges & Considerations'. The speaker for this session is Dr. Anil K. Aneja, Department of English, Nodal officer PWD, University of Delhi, All India Confederation of the Blind Chair, Rehabilitation Committee, World Blind Union.



WORLD CANCER DAY- ONCOTALK: AN INTERACTION WITH DR. VIKAS MENON - 4TH FEBRUARY, 2021

In keeping with the slogan of World Cancer Day 'I am & I will', the students & faculty of HDFE Department of JDMC & other colleges came together to create awareness on Retinoblastoma - a life threatening eye cancer in children.

The students of HDFE Department have been working on a community project on Early Detection & Screening of RB in collaboration with Centre for Sight, with Dr. Vikas Menon (Ocular Oncologist), as the Project Advisor. We thank Dr. Mahipal Sachdev (Chairman, CFS) for his constant support to us, Dr. Vikas Menon for guiding us through the project. Sincere thanks to our Principal Prof. Swati Pal for encouraging & motivating us.

On the World Cancer Day, Dr. Vikas Menon declared the results for Video making competition organized by the Department of HDFE, JDMC in collaboration with Centre for Sight, New Delhi. The videos of the winners were screened. Messages sent by Prof. Swati Pal, Dr. Mahipal Sachdev and Dr. Ritika Sachdev were also screened. Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar talked about the three year journey of this project, students shared their experience of working on this project. Dr. Vikas Menon talked about the importance of early detection and sensitized the audience about RB.

More than 90 people joined us - Faculty and students of JDMC and other colleges.

A CONVERSATION WITH KAMLA BHASIN --15TH OCTOBER, 2020

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi organized ‘A Conversation with Kamla Bhasin’. Ms. Kamla Bhasin is an Indian Developmental feminist activists, poet, author and social scientist. She discussed about many things - Patriarchy, Gendering, Gender equality, domestic violence, rape, role of society and many more. She recited a beautiful poem written by her '. She also discussed about how an individual can bring changes in the society. The session was very comprehensive, interesting and engaging. Around 180 people participated in the webinar - Prof. Swati Pal, Principal JDMC, Faculty and students of JDMC and other colleges. Some parents also joined in the webinar.



MASK AND PUPPET WORKSHOP - 28TH JANUARY, 2021 (Pre-event)

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi is organizing a ‘Mask and Puppet Workshop’. The workshop will be conducted by Ms. Pooja Anand, faculty member at Shyama Prasad Mukherji College, University of Delhi. The webinar will be conducted on 28th January, 2021 at 12:00 noon on Google meet platform.



A CONVERSATION WITH KAMLA BHASIN - 15TH OCTOBER, 2020 (Pre-event)

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi is organizing 'A conversation with Kamla Bhasin.' Ms. Kamla Bhasin is an Indian developmental feminist activist, poet, author and social scientist. The webinar will be conducted on 15th October, 2020 at 3:30pm on Zoom platform.

     


WEBINAR ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: THE SHADOW PANDEMIC-11TH SEPTEMBER, 2020

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi organized a webinar on the topic 'Domestic Violence-The Shadow Pandemic. The speaker for the webinar was Ms. ChitraPanchkaran, Freelance trainer and Consultant on Gender Issues & Non Violent Communication. The speaker explained the topics using different examples, which made the session more engaging.

Around 150 people participated in the webinar, including Principal, Dr. Swati Pal, JDMC; Faculty of JDMC and other colleges and Students of JDMC and other colleges.



WEBINAR ON CHILDLINE: LIFELINE FOR CHILDREN IN DISTRESS-22ndSEPTEMBER, 2020

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi organized a webinar on the topic 'Childline: Lifeline for Children in Distress'. The webinar was conducted by Ms. HarleenWalia, Deputy Director, Childline India Foundation. She discussed about the Childline (vision and mission), its history,Childline intervention model, areas of Interventions and so on. She emphasised that Childline is not just the response mechanism but also a preventive mechanism. She also discussed about the role and services provided by Childline in Covid times. She explained everything in a very simple manner using a power point presentation. The session was comprehensive and interesting. Around 140 people participated in the webinar, including Principal, Dr. Swati Pal, JDMC; Faculty and students of JDMC and other colleges.

 


WEBINAR ON CATCH THEM YOUNG: EDUCATION AND GENDER IN THE EARLY YEARS -18THSEPTEMBER, 2020

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi organized a webinar on the topic 'Catch them young: Education and Gender in the Early years'. The webinar was conducted by Ms. Samyukta Subramanian (Program Head at Pratham Education Foundation) and her team. The whole webinar was very informative, interesting and engaging. She involved the participants by using different techniques like sharing links and polling (during the session). Around 160 people participated in the webinar, including Principal, Dr. Swati Pal, JDMC; Faculty and students of JDMC and other colleges.

 

WEBINAR ON CHILD ABUSE: PREVENTION AND PROTECTION-1ST SEPTEMBER, 2020

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College organized a webinar on the topic 'Child abuse: Prevention and Protection' (on Zoom). The speakers for the webinar was Ms. KetkiSanghavi, Child Rights Professional. The session wasvery informative and engaging. One of our III year, HDFE student (Ms. Himanshi Kapoor, B.A Prog.) presented a video made by her and some friends (Stand for Bachpan). Around 178 people participated in the webinar including Principal, JDMC; faculty of JDMC and other colleges and students of JDMC and other colleges.


     


The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE), formerly known as the Department of Family and Child Welfare (FCW) was set up in 1984 with an objective of offering a multifaceted course in Child Development, as one of the discipline courses for the students of B.A. (Programme).


The Discipline Course of HDFE was conceived and developed by a specialization Department of Home Science i.e. the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies (HDCS), with a singular focus of catering to the students with Humanities background.


The Department of HDFE, for the past three decades, has been active in engaging students on various themes and concepts associated with Child Development, Early Childhood Care and Education, Empowerment of Women and Children with Special Needs, Issues and Challenges of adolescence etc.


The department relentlessly strives to initiate its students into the understanding of the subject matter through a variety of methodologies like workshops, special lectures, institutional visits, short term internships, developing case profiles, conducting community surveys and the use of Audio-Visual aids, mainly screening of short films and documentaries on specific themes. All this is aimed at providing hands-on experience and specific skills in studying and understanding the pathways of human development, with specific focus on Early Childhood Development. The courses also have a strong emphasis on understanding the status of Indian women and pertinent issues surrounding women's development, its critical role and linkages with various aspects of child development.


The Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) offered by the Department under the CBCS mode has received tremendous response so far and are becoming increasingly popular among the B.A. Programme students' community. The Courses titled, 'Life Skills Education', 'Introduction to Guidance and Counselling', 'Parent and Community Education' has seen student enrollment exceeding the sanctioned capacity.


Given below is an overview of the Departmental activities:



Projects on:-

Early detection and screening of retinoblastoma

Building Social and emotional Well Being in Young Adults



Workshops on:-

Puppet and mask making; Gender Sensitization and training (By Breakthrough); hearing screening activity (MAX health care); Happiness; Self Awareness

Lectures/ Talks on:-

PNDT and POCSO Act; Domestic Violence; hearing Impairment; Social and Emotional well being

Extension Activities:-

Public awareness campaign on Retinoblastoma on World Cancer Day; Joy of Giving; Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign; Immunisation Programme (Pulse Polio Program)


Name of Teacher – In – Charge – Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar

Name of Association–In–Charges - Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar & Ms. Prerna Butta



MISSION 30M – (1ST AUGUST, 2020 – 16TH AUGUST, 2020)

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College collaborated with Robin Hood Army in the Largest Food Relief Effort to provide staple food to the most affected people in the society. The Mission was till 16th August, 2020. We collected more than 1,000 Kg dry ration. Many people contributed for this Mission like Principle (JDMC), teachers of JDMC and other colleges, students of JDMC and other colleges and many other people.



(Social Outreach in Covid Times- Pre event)

Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment and Women's Development Centre, Janki Devi Memorial College and CEQUIN are presenting a student curated webinar on 26th June, 2020. The topic of the webinar is 'Negotiating Gender, Space and Violence: What Lock down means for Rights and Freedom'. The panelists for the webinar are Ms. Ankita Gujar (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai), Ms. Aditi Arora (Country Manager of India, Girlup Campaign), Ms. Kalpana Vishwanath (CEO & Co-Founder, Safetipin), Ms. Shilpa Phadke (Associate Professor, School of Media & Cultural Studies, TISS-Mumbai), Ms. Nikita Wadhwa (Collective Impact Partners Program Coordinator, Rise Up) and Ms. Santa Khurai (Social Activist).



Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment and Women's Development Centre, Janki Devi Memorial College and CEQUIN is presenting a student curated webinar on 23rd June, 2020. The topic of the webinar is 'When Women Lead: Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic'. The speakers for the webinar are Ms. Rashmi Singh, IAS (Additional Commissioner-NDMC), Ms. Kanta Singh (Country Programme Manager, UN Women, Ms. Kalyani Shankar (Author and Journalist), Ms. Jaya Jaitly (Founder and President-Dastakari Haat Samiti, Politician and Author) and Ms. Gayatri Sharma (Women Power Connect).



Online Assignment test for Practical, as part of our continuous evaluation

Online Assignment Test dates for HDFE department

All students are requested to note their respective online assignment test dates and time:-

Semester
Test Date
Day
Time
Duration of the Test
Sem 4
2nd June, 2020
Tuesday
10:00am
1hr
Sem 2
3rd June, 2020
Wednesday
10:00am
1hr
Sem 6
3rd June, 2020
Wednesday
10:00am
1hr



Social outreach Activities in Covid Times-HDFE department


Social outreach Activities in Covid Times-HDFE


Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, JDMC in association with Centre for Sight is organizing a webinar on 'Eye care during COVID: Changing Protocols' on 29th May, 2020. The speaker for the webinar is Dr. Maj. Gen S Patyal, SM, VSM (Retd.); Senior Consultant, Anterior Segment and Glaucoma.





An interactive session on Media and Gender (Webinar) – 18th and 19th May, 2020

Women's development Cell, JDMC in association with the department of Human Development and Family Empowerment organised a two day online interactive discussion on the movies – Thapad (2020) and Kabir Singh (2019) with the main focus on 'Portrayal of Masculinity'. The speaker for both the days was Ms. Shubhika, a freelancer, women activist, writer and film maker. The session was very interactive. She discussed about the topic by showing videos, discussing the lyrics of different songs and so on. Students also discussed about Masculinity using different examples. More than 100 people participated in the webinar including Principal, JDMC; faculty of JDMC and students of JDMC and other colleges.

     


Social Outreach in Covid Times

Webinar on Ensuring Emotional Wellbeing during Covid Crises – 29th April, 2020

The department of HDFE organised a webinar on the topic ‘Ensuring Emotional Wellbeing during Covid Crises’ under the project “Social and Emotional well being in Young adults” on 29th April, 2020. The speaker of the webinar was Dr. Rekha Sapra, acting Principal, Bharti College. The session was very interactive and informative. She discussed about many topics like quarantine and isolation, mindfulness, importance of accepting things, quality time, rhythm and routine, anxiety, to name a few. More than 100 people participated in the webinar including Principal, JDMC; faculty of JDMC and other colleges (Bharti, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, SPM) and students of JDMC and other colleges.

Webinar on Ensuring Emotional Wellbeing during Covid Crises – 29th April, 2020

Webinar on Ensuring Emotional Wellbeing during Covid Crises – 29th April, 2020

Webinar on Ensuring Emotional Wellbeing during Covid Crises – 29th April, 2020

     


Online Internship at Little Planet Pre School – 10th April, 2020

Keeping children occupied at home is a herculean task for parents. The children have to stay indoors to be safe. To ease this difficult situation, 15 students from the HDFE department have created short videos of stories, rhymes, creative activities using puppets & masks, which the parents can use. This is an online internship initiative with Little Planet Pre School, Dwarka. The teaching learning material developed by the students for their curriculum is now being used for engaging children in these difficult times.

 


Human Development and Family Empowerment



The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE), formerly known as the Department of Family and Child Welfare (FCW) was set up in 1984 with an objective of offering a multifaceted course in Child Development, as one of the discipline courses for the students of B.A (Programme).

The Discipline Course of HDFE was conceived and developed by a specialization Department of Home Science i.e. the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies (HDCS), with a singular focus of catering to the students with Humanities background.

The Department of HDFE, for the past three decades, has been active in engaging students on various themes and concepts associated with Child Development, Early Childhood Care and Education, Empowerment of Women and Children with Special Needs, Issues and Challenges of adolescence etc.

The department relentlessly strives to initiate its students into the understanding of the subject matter through a variety of methodologies like workshops, special lectures, institutional visits, short term internships, developing case profiles, conducting community surveys and the use of Audio-Visual aids, mainly screening of short films and documentaries on specific themes. All this is aimed at providing hands-on experience and specific skills in studying and understanding the pathways of human development, with specific focus on Early Childhood Development. The courses also have a strong emphasis on understanding the status of Indian women and pertinent issues surrounding women's development, its critical role and linkages with various aspects of child development.

The Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) offered by the Department under the CBCS mode has received tremendous response so far and are becoming increasingly popular among the B.A. Programme students' community. The Courses titled, 'Life Skills Education', 'Introduction to Guidance and Counselling', 'Parent and Community Education' has seen student enrollment exceeding the sanctioned capacity.

Given below is an overview of the Departmental activities:


Projects on:-

Early detection and screening of retinoblastoma

Building Social and emotional Well Being in Young Adults


Workshops on:-

Puppet and mask making; Gender Sensitization and training (By Breakthrough); hearing screening activity (MAX health care); Happiness; Self Awareness


Lectures/ Talks on:-

PNDT and POCSO Act; Domestic Violence; hearing Impairment; Social and Emotional well being


Extension Activities:-

Public awareness campaign on Retinoblastoma on World Cancer Day; Joy of Giving; Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign; Immunisation Programme (Pulse Polio Program)


Teacher – In – Charge Name – Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar

Name of Association–In–Charges - Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar & Ms. Prerna Butta


WALKATHON: A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR EYE CANCER IN CHILDREN- 25TH FEBRUARY, 2020

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College in collaboration with Centre for Sight, Dwarka, organised a "Strides for Retinoblastoma Awareness" a public awareness campaign for Eye cancer in children on 25th February, 2020. Many people participated in the walkathon: students from JDMC, Bharati College & Aditi Mahavidyalaya, senior citizens, staff of CFS. After the walkathon, students presented a nuked natak (Street play) to create awareness about eye cancer in children. Dr. Mahipal Sachdev, Chairman, CFS addressed the gathering & appreciated the initiative. Dr. Mahipal Sachdev thanked all the participants and presented memento to Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar.


DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES

Celebrating the 60th year of the Institution, the Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College organised a Public Lecture under the Distinguished Speaker Series on 24th February 2020. Noted Film director, Producer, Screen writer and Corporate trainer, Mr. Ajay Govind delivered a Lecture on the topic 'Young people as designers of their own safe spaces'. He emphasized on the importance of self awareness. Self awareness can lead to change in oneself and thereafter in others. He engaged the audience in the lecture and created a safe space for discussion. He interacted with the audience through different exercises and activities. His lecture was very interesting, interactive and informative. He concluded his lecture with a beautiful story that lead the audience think about their safe spaces.

   

WORKSHOP ON PUPPET & MASK MAKING (15th January, 2020)

The Department of HDFE organised puppet and mask making workshop in Room number 5. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Pooja Anand, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College. She demonstrated the preparation of different types of puppet like, stick puppet, hand puppet, masks to name a few. The workshop was a great success, as it enabled the students to channelise their creativity in a variety of ways.

   


(i) DANCE FOR KINDNESS (17th November, 2019)

Life vest India presented Dance For Kindness, in collaboration with World Animal Protection India, organised by Those in Need and Kind Beings.

Dance for kindness is a world-wide event in celebration of World Kindness Day.

The students of HDFE department of JDMC, participated in the Dance for Kindness, 2019 to promote a message of kindness towards animals through a flashmob on 17th November, 2019 in Pacific mall, Tagore garden, New Delhi (3:00 P.M– 6:00 P.M).


(ii) POCSO AWARENESS WALKATHON-(17th November, 2019)

The students of the department of HDFE, JDMC participated in the POCSO Awareness Walkathon to create awareness about child sexual abuse on 17th Nov, 2019 at E Block Inner circle, Connaught Place. The campaign was organized by NGO Samadhan and supported by Womenite.



Dance for Kindness

 


POCSO Awareness Walkathon

     


The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE), formerly known as the Department of Family and Child Welfare (FCW) was set up in 1984 with an objective of offering a multifaceted course in Child Development, as one of the discipline courses for the students of B.A (Programme).
The Discipline Course of HDFE was conceived and developed by a specialization Department of Home Science i.e. the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies (HDCS), with a singular focus of catering to the students with Humanities background.
The Department of HDFE, for the past three decades, has been active in engaging students on various themes and concepts associated with Child Development, Early Childhood Care and Education, Empowerment of Women and Children with Special Needs, Issues and Challenges of adolescence etc.
The department relentlessly strives to initiate its students into the understanding of the subject matter through a variety of methodologies like workshops, special lectures, institutional visits, short term internships, developing case profiles, conducting community surveys and the use of Audio-Visual aids, mainly screening of short films and documentaries on specific themes. All this is aimed at providing hands-on experience and specific skills in studying and understanding the pathways of human development, with specific focus on Early Childhood Development. The courses also have a strong emphasis on understanding the status of Indian women and pertinent issues surrounding women’s development, its critical role and linkages with various aspects of child development.
The Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) offered by the Department under the CBCS mode has received tremendous response so far and are becoming increasingly popular among the B.A. Programme students’ community. The Courses titled, ‘Life Skills Education’, ‘Introduction to Guidance and Counselling’, ‘Parent and Community Education’ has seen student enrollment exceeding the sanctioned capacity.
Given below is an overview of the Departmental activities:
Projects on:-
Early detection and screening of retinoblastoma
Building Social and emotional Well Being in Young Adults
Workshops on:-
Puppet and mask making; Gender Sensitization and training (By Breakthrough); hearing screening activity (MAX health care); Happiness; Self Awareness
Lectures/ Talks on:-
PNDT and POCSO Act; Domestic Violence; hearing Impairment; Social and Emotional well being
Extension Activities:-
Public awareness campaign on Retinoblastoma on World Cancer Day; Joy of Giving; Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign; Immunisation Programme (Pulse Polio Program)
Teacher – In – Charge Name – Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar
Name of Association–In–Charges-Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar & Ms. Prerna Butta

  1. SCREENING FOR ANAEMIA (24th September, 2019)

The Department of HDFE organized an anaemia screening camp under the National Nutrition Mission. 875 people were screened for anaemia, supplements given to students who needed it and dietary counseling was done by the medical team. Dr.Puneet, Dr.Meenakshi Taneja and their team was involved in conducting this screening activity.



   


Human Development and Family Empowerment

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE), formerly known as the Department of Family and Child Welfare (FCW) was set up in 1984 with an objective of offering a multifaceted course in Child Development, as one of the discipline courses for the students of B.A. (Programme).

The Discipline Course of HDFE was conceived and developed by a specialization Department of Home Science i.e. the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies (HDCS), with a singular focus of catering to the students with Humanities background.

The Department of HDFE, for the past three decades, has been active in engaging students on various themes and concepts associated with Child Development, Early Childhood Care and Education, Empowerment of Women and Children with Special Needs, Issues and Challenges of adolescence etc.

The department relentlessly strives to initiate its students into the understanding of the subject matter through a variety of methodologies like workshops, special lectures, institutional visits, short term internships, developing case profiles, conducting community surveys and the use of Audio-Visual aids, mainly screening of short films and documentaries on specific themes. All this is aimed at providing hands-on experience and specific skills in studying and understanding the pathways of human development, with specific focus on Early Childhood Development. The courses also have a strong emphasis on understanding the status of Indian women and pertinent issues surrounding women's development, its critical role and linkages with various aspects of child development.

The Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) offered by the Department under the CBCS mode has received tremendous response so far and are becoming increasingly popular among the B.A. Programme students' community. The Courses titled, 'Life Skills Education', 'Introduction to Guidance and Counselling', 'Parent and Community Education' has seen student enrollment exceeding the sanctioned capacity.

Given below is an overview of the Departmental activities:

Projects on:-

Early detection and screening of retinoblastoma

Building Social and emotional Well Being in Young Adults

Workshops on:-

Puppet and mask making; Gender Sensitization and training (By Breakthrough); hearing screening activity (MAX health care); Happiness; Self Awareness

Lectures/ Talks on:-

PNDT and POCSO Act; Domestic Violence; hearing Impairment; Social and Emotional well being

Extension Activities:-

Public awareness campaign on Retinoblastoma on World Cancer Day; Joy of Giving; Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign; Immunisation Programme (Pulse Polio Program)


Teacher – In – Charge Name – Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar

Name of Association–In–Charges - Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar & Ms. Prerna Butta

Name of Coordinators - Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar (Department of HDFE) & Dr. Ruby Bhardwaj (Department of Sociology)



1. EYE CHECK UPS (16TH, SEPTEMBER, 2019)

The students of the department participated as volunteers for the eye checkups for the children of Little planet playschool. Eye checkup was done at CFS, Dwarka on 16th, September, 2019. Team of CFS was also involved in this activity. Department of HDFE acted as facilitators for this event.



2. PULSE POLIO ABHIYAN/ CAMPAIGN (15TH SEPTEMBER, 2019)

The students from the Department of HDFE participated and administered polio drops to children at different locations in Delhi, under the Pulse Polio Abhiyan/ campaign on 15th September, 2019.



3. TALK ON 'CHILD RIGHTS' (3RD SEPTEMBER, 2019)

The Department of HDFE organized a talk on 'Child Rights' on 3rd September, 2019 in room number 5. The speaker for the talk was Ms. Alka Singh, Head Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children India.



4. 1. ART BASED THERAPY FOR WELL BEING (25th September, 2019)

A workshop on Art based therapy for well being under the project of Social and Emotional Well Being in Young Adults was organized in Room number 5. The workshop was conducted by Merlin Noronha.







   


Name of Coordinators - Ms. Nirmala Muralidhar (Department of HDFE) &

Dr. Ruby Bhardwaj (Department of Sociology)

My Choice: Happiness, Workshop (6th September, 2019)

The workshop was conducted by Mr.Vikas Chandwani, Soft Skills trainer and Life coach. This workshop was held under the project ' Building Social & Emotional Well-being among Young Adults'. The workshop was enriching and interactive with students participating in large numbers.





Workshop on eye cancer conducted for Delhi Police

The Department of HDFE in collaboration with CFS , New Delhi conducted a sensitization workshop for 415 trainee constables at the Delhi Police Training School, Dwarka. A group of 40 students , faculty members were involved in this activity. Dr.Vikas Menon, Consultant Ocularoncology, CFS addressed the trainees and answered their queries related to eye issues. Multimedia presentation on retinoblastoma was done by Nirmala Muralidhar on screening of eye cancer in children.


The workshop was conducted by Shilpa Singh, a certified life coach (freelancer). The main aim of the workshop was 'Communication'. The workshop also aimed at showing these young adults the practical reality of the world and also guided them with an action plan to work ahead.

4. Workshop on Self esteem (March 15th, 2019)
The workshop was conducted by Deepti and Manavi, Parwarish Cares Foundation. The aim of this workshop was to make the participants think about their capabilities and the labels they get which limits them. The workshop also aimed at removing those labels and letting them reflect on themselves.

5. Happiness workshop (February 6th , 2019 )
Mr. Rohit Sharma, founder of the first Way to Happiness Foundation in India, conducted a workshop on 'Happiness' and how to make positive life choices. The workshop was interactive in nature with a film screening.

6. February 4th, 2019-Public awareness campaign on Retinoblastoma
The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Janki Devi Memorial College in collaboration with Centre For Sight & Womenite organized a public awareness campaign on Retinoblastoma, life threatening eye cancer in children up to six years of age. Each year on 4thFebruary, World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective concern, take personal action and unite under one banner of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. The walk was flagged off by Dr. Mahipal Sachdev (Chairman and Managing Director, CFS, New Delhi). The peace walk covered the residential areas of Safdarjung enclave to create awareness among the residents on eye cancer in children.

7. Puppet and mask making workshop (January 23rd ,2019 )
The Department of HDFE organized puppet and mask making workshop in Room number 5. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Pooja Anand, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College. She demonstrated the preparation of different types of puppet like, stick puppet, hand puppet, masks to a few. The workshop was a great success, as it enabled the students to channelise their creativity in a variety of ways.

8. Lecture on Socio- Emotional Wellbeing (January 15th , 2019)
The Department of HDFE organized a lecture on socio- emotional wellbeing in Room number 5. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Rekha Sapra, Associate Professor, Bharti College.

9. Breakthrough Workshop (October 18th ,2018)
The Department of HDFE in collaboration with WDC did a Breakthrough workshop on Gender Sensitization and training. It was a series of five interactive activity based workshops.

10. Joy of Giving Week (October 2nd, 2018 – October 7th, 2018)
Department of HDFE in association with Womenite celebrated Joy of Giving Week (Daan Utsav) with under privileged children in organisations, like Baccho ka ghar, Masoom zindagi, Sarthak prayas and Hope foundation. The students gained hands on experience in the field of social work and brought smile on the faces of number of underprivileged children.

11. Workshop on Self awareness (September 14th 2018)
The Department of HDFE organised workshop on Self Awareness conducted by Pravah, a youth organisation.

12. Workshop on hearing screening activity (September 2nd, 2018)
The Department of HDFE collaborated with Max Health Care on 'Hearing screening activity' with the guidance and support of Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva, Director, ENT, Max Health Care, New Delhi.

13. Lecture on PNDT Act & POCSO (August 31st 2018)
Ms. Sukanya Hazarika conducted a legal awareness lecture for the students on POCSO & PNDT Act.

14. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign (August 5th, 21st & 27th, 2018)
Students of the department of HDFE educated girls in schools under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign on Gender equality, child sexual offense & menstrual hygiene in collaboration with 'Womenite'.

15. Gender sensitisation workshop (August 10th 2018)
The Department of HDFE in collaboration with Womenite, organised a workshop on gender sensitization. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Jyotsna Siddharth. Some short films were screened followed by an interactive session.

16. Talk on Domestic Violence (August 9th 2018)
A talk on Domestic Violence with special focus on the, 'Domestic Violence Act, 2005 was delivered by Ms. Chitra Panchkaran, a freelance human rights activist.

17. Immunisation Programme (August 5th, 2018)
Third year students of HDFE Department participated in Pulse Polio Abhiyaan administering Polio drops to children and screening for Retinoblastoma.



Valediction (RB)-(i) Navodya Times

Valediction (RB)-(ii-a) TOI

Valediction (RB)-(ii-b) TOI

Project on RB (i)

Project on RB (ii) Screening a child

Workshop on Stepping Stones to Success

Workshop on Self Esteem

Happiness Workshop

Public Awareness Campaign on RB- Navodya Times

Public Awareness Campaign on RB- Navbharat times

Public Awareness Campaign on RB- Dainik Jagran

Public Awareness Campaign on RB-Daily Post

Puppet & mask making workshop

Lecture on Socio-emotional Well Being

Workshops by Breakthrough

Joy of Giving Weekt

Workshop on Self Awareness

Workshop on hearing screening activity

Lecture on PNDT & POCSO Act by Ms. Sukanya Hazarika

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Workshop on Gender sensitisation by Breakthrough

Talk on Domestic Violence by Ms. Chitra Panchkaran

Immunisation Programme

Public Awareness campaign on RB



Launch of Awareness campaign on Retinoblastoma

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE) successfully launched an awareness campaign in collaboration with Centre for Sight (CFS), New Delhi on Retinoblastoma ( a life-threatening eye cancer in children) at Janki Devi Memorial College on 7th November 2017. The launch event was organized in the seminar room of the college at 10.30 AM.

The campaign covered the following activities:
  • A sensitization lecture and presentation on Retinoblastoma delivered by Dr Ritesh Narula (CFS).
  • A 19-year old survivor’s account of battling with RB.
  • Presentation by Dr. Bhumika Rathore from CANKIDS that focused on Fight RB India movement.
  • A pledge by the students and faculty of JDMC to fight against Retinoblastoma.
  • Silent march by the students in the college campus to show solidarity for the cause and spread awareness.

Dr. Vikas Menon, consultant, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology, Centre for Sight, New Delhi; has been exceptional in his role as the Mentor of this campaign and in providing immense support and cooperation in organizing it.

Dr Santosh Honavar, Director, Medical Services, CFS Group & Director, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbit and Ocular Oncology, Centre for Sight, Hyderabad; in the capacity of an Advisor of this campaign, has been instrumental in conceptualizing the campaign and offering his methodical guidance on the initiative.

The campaign received an overwhelming response from the students as well as the college faculty. Students’ across disciplines attended the talk in great numbers and participated enthusiastically in preparing badges and placards for the campaign ‘Fight the White’. It has been an extremely gratifying and enriching experience for us to learn and share more on the issue.

The campaign also received media coverage in the print and online social media. Following are the links of the news clips appearing in the media:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=497477123957409&id=238848579820266
https://www.nationalhike.com/awareness-campaign-on-eye-cancer-in-du-college/
https://m.facebook.com/hdfe123/?ref=bookmarks

Few pictures of the event are attached here for further details.



'Strides for Retinoblastoma Awareness' organized on 4th February 2018.



8th August 2018 – Dr. Rajyalakshmi (faculty, sociology department) delivered a talk on ‘Status of Women’

9th August – Ms. Chitra Panchkaran delivered a lecture on Domestic Violence Act 2005.

10th August – Gender sensitization workshop in collaboration with ‘Womenite’. Speaker : Ms. Jyotsna Siddharth.

7th , 21st and 27th August-Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign In collaboration with ‘Womenite’ – Students actively participated in this campaign. Students as facilitators educated the children in government schools on ‘Gender Equality’ , ‘Menstrual Hygiene’ and ‘Child Sexual Offense’.

31st August – Advocate Sukanya Hazarika delivered a talk on POCSO Act.

2nd September – Students and faculty participated in ‘hearing screening activity’ in collaboration with Max Health Care with the guidance and support of Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva, Director, ENT, Max Health Care.


On Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC)

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE) organized a special lecture on ‘Children in Difficult Circumstances’, which was delivered by Ms Deepshikha Singh, Sr. Manager, Institute of Juvenile Justice, PRAYAS JAC Society on 13th October 2017, 9AM in the HDFE Lab.

Prayas is a Non-governmental organization based in New Delhi. It was founded in 1988 with an objective to provide protection, shelter and education to the neglected, street and working children and the marginalized groups.

Ms Deepshikha introduced Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC) as a National level humanitarian, gender sensitive and child focused development organization that has been running around 50 projects, 47 homes/shelters, 53 Vocational training centres across the country in 9 states/UTs directly serving about 50,000 children. Prayas works toward providing education, health care, institutional care and sustainable livelihoods to all the children in difficult circumstances and also facilitates rehabilitation of children who are sent under the JJ Act.

The lecture, which was primarily attended by the Semester V students of HDFE, also covered areas of child labour and Child sexual abuse with extensive discussions on the broad conditions leading to such offences and the related cases that the organization had come across.

It was an informative and insightful lecture covering a range of issues associated with the children in difficult circumstances and the role played by Prayas in rehabilitating them.



‘Joy of Giving’ Week (2nd -8th Oct. 2017)

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE) in collaboration with ‘Womenite’ NGO celebrated the ‘Joy of Giving’ Week or Daan Utsav from 2nd-8th October 2017.

The idea of celebrating this was to spread the joy of sharing. The main objective was to spend some quality time with the children or people in difficult circumstances.

In order to celebrate this, the students of HDFE along with members of ‘Womenite’ visited various organizations working for underprivileged groups over the week. These organizations were Prayas, Bal Sahyog, Cheshire Home, Jagriti Home, Sampurna and Viklang Sahara Samiti.

The team spent time with the people residing in these homes and did interactive activities like organizing drawing and painting competitions, talent shows, play activities etc. They also distributed some daily use items like clothes, eatables, stationary and toys to the residents, which were donated by the students and staff of JDMC and the members of ‘Womenite’. Our students brought back memories of happy faces and stories of amazing life experiences.



Institutional visits to Bal Sahyog and National Bal Bhawan

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE) conducted a workshop on 22nd September 2017 at 9 AM in the HDFE lab for the Semester V students of B.A Programme (HDFE). The workshop with the theme 'Imaging Gender' was aimed at creating collaborative murals by encouraging students to work and develop the art in small groups.

The workshop was conducted by Aditi Aggarwal, a freelance visual artist based in Noida. She is an accomplished artist in the field and is presently practicing at Lalit Kala Akademi's Regional Centre, Garhi Studios as a Research Scholar.

The participants contributed ideas, designs and images to combine and improvise upon the art and its presentation in a way to address important concerns pertaining to gender such as child labour, female feticide, gender inequality etc. The collaboration happened not just at the level of participation but also on the level of execution while inclusion of varied mediums.

The entire batch of B.A Programme, Semester V (HDFE) students participated in the workshop with great enthusiasm.



Institutional visits to Bal Sahyog and National Bal Bhawan

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE) organized one-day institutional visits to Bal Sahyog and Bal Bhawan, for its students of B.A Programme Semester III on 27th September 2017.

Thirty three students of B.A Programme (HDFE), Semester III completed the visits. Students accompanied by two HDFE Department teachers, visited Bal Sahyog first where they were welcomed and introduced to the objectives and workings of the organization by their Executive Director-Ms. Anjali. Bal Sahyog is a Shelter home for boys between 9-17 yrs. of age. The members initiated the students' on a range of issues related to destitute children, their rehabilitation and the states available apparatus to protect them and their basic rights. This interaction at a children's shelter home was quite informative and one of its kind as it provided the necessary first exposure to many of our students on the organizations working for the protection and development of children.

Thereafter, students visited National Bal Bhawan and were given an opportunity to closely observe the activities and training facilities that are available for recreation and overall development of children of all age groups. The institution offered a very wide range of activities for interest and knowledge building for children based on their individual talents and abilities. It also maintains museums on Indian art and cultural heritage and a well functioning toy train for giving a recreational tour of the institution.





Workshop on Gender Issues by Womenite

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE) organized a workshop on 'Gender Issues' in collaboration with Womenite: A youth led social initiative. The workshop was held on 19th September 2017 at 10 am at the JDMC Seminar room.

Ms. Kavya Mohta (a member of Womenite) was the facilitator of the workshop. She was joined by another member Mr. Rahul Gulati and the founder of the organization, Mr. Harshit Gupta. The founding member introduced the organization, its objectives and their work through a powerpoint presentation.

Thereafter, the facilitator initiated a discussion on various themes covering:

  • Conceptualizing the terms such as gender, masculine, feminine etc.
  • Highlighting the difference in socialization of boys and girls.
  • Common stereotypes associated with gender
  • Discussion on LGBTQ
  • Brief history and concept of Feminism and other related connotations
  • Perceptions of Feminism
  • Sexual harassment and violence and how it affects both men and women



The workshop emphasized upon the need to be aware of one's own and others perceptions and stereotypes, being clear about the concepts associated with gender and the importance of developing a sensitive and inclusive approach to all gender types. It also included some interesting activities to bring out the common stereotypes faced by women students in everyday life.

The workshop was attended in large numbers by the II yr. and III yr. students of B.A Programme (HDFE). Few students from Bharati College also participated in the workshop. It was a very interactive two hour session with students eagerly coming forth to share their experience and opinions on various issues.



The Department of HDFE is organising a workshop on 'Gender Issues' which will be conducted by an NGO 'Womenite' on 19th September 2017 at 10 AM in the Seminar room.

Theme-Gender Issues
Date- 19th September 2017, Tuesday
Time- 10 AM
Venue-Seminar Room
Facilitator-Ms. Kavya Mohta (member, Womenite)



HDFE Department Activities

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE), formerly known as the Department of Family and Child Welfare (FCW) was set up in 1984 with an objective of offering a multi faceted course in Child Development, as a discipline course for the students of B.A (Programme).

The Discipline Course of HDFE was conceived and developed by one of the specialization Departments of Home Science, with a singular focus on catering to the students with Humanities background.

The Department of HDFE for the past three decades has been active in engaging students on various themes and concepts associated with Child Development, Early Childhood Care and Education, Empowerment of Women and Children, Children with Special Needs, Issues and challenges of adolescence etc.



Given below is an overview of the Departmental activities over the last one year:

Survey of Educational Toys

This was a class project undertaken by the students of Part III, to provide them with an opportunity for the students to explore and analyze the education toys available in the market for young children. It was also aimed to enable our students to combine their knowledge of principles of early childhood development with that of learning in preschool years.



Special Lecture

A special lecture by Ms. Khadija Farooqui, a lawyer and a human rights activist was organized on the theme 'Women Empowerment' on 12th September 2016. The lecture highlighted the current status of women in the country while emphasizing the need to develop better awareness on women's rights. Besides legal rights, Ms. Farooqui also talked about 'Cyber Crimes' and the importance of being aware of the ways social media can be misused against women by compromising their safety in general.



Workshops

  1. A group of 30 students from B.A (Prog.) III Year attended a workshop at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on 6th September, 2016. The workshop was organized by the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics and Institute of Child Health. Following areas were covered in the workshop:
    • Non Communicable Diseases in Adolescent Girls-Dr. Latika Bhalla
    • Importance of personal hygiene-Dr. Reema Kumar
    • Savour the Flavor of Eating right-Dr. Mukta Vashishtha
    • Menstrual Issues of Young Girls-Dr. Chandra Mansukhani
    • Yoga
  2. Ms. Kirti Mittal, Early Childhood Educator, conducted a workshop on developing Art & Craft material for children in a play school. Workshop was conducted in two sessions on 21st & 28th September, 2016. The workshop provided hands-on experience for the students in developing simple, low cost teaching-learning material from paper. It also provided guidance to students in using different teaching aids in a classroom with young children.
  3. Ms. Bhawna Sharma, freelance puppet expert formerly from CIET, NCERT conducted a workshop on 'Puppet & Mask making' and Origami for students of B.A (Prog.) II & III Year on 11th January, 2017. It facilitated students to create face masks and animals' masks using pictures and creating simple and colorful puppets from waste, leftover material such like plastic bottles, straws, plastic bags etc.
  4. The Department organized a Workshop on 'Gender Sensitization and Women Empowerment' which was conducted in collaboration with 'Jagori' on 25th January 2017. Jagori is a NGO working in the area of women safety and empowerment. The workshop entailed dynamic interaction and activities with students to highlight the issue of women's safety, their use of freedom, need and ways of ending violence against women, leadership development in women, concept of rights and entitlements etc.


Institutional visits to National Bal Bhawan and Bal Sahyog

Visits to National Bal Bhawan and Bal Sahyog were organized on 28th September, 2016 and 5th October, 2016 respectively. These day-long visits were planned to provide first-hand experience of engaging with institutions working for development and education of children. Bal Sahyog is a children's home that provides shelter, care and educational opportunities to neglected, destitute children.

National Bal Bhawan serves as an educational, recreational, cultural and creative resource centre for nurturing the overall development and personality of young children. Students visited the various activity centres within the campus and got acquainted with the ways in which the centre nurtures budding talent and initiates them into building interests in various recreational events.

Film Screening

The department organizes screening of short films and documentaries from time to time to facilitate better understanding among students on issues relevant to the field of Human Development. The films that have been screened for the students covered the following themes: 'Life Before Birth-In the Womb', Newborn Reflexes, Changes at Puberty, Parenting Skills, Development of Emotions and Empathy.



Collaboration with the NGOs/ Student Achievements

Student participation in NGO Activities:

  • UMEED-Isha Sharma, Student of B.A (Prog.) III Year participated in the literacy activities for children and adults in the Laxmi Nagar Slum.
  • CRY-Sanya Maheshwari was an active participant in the workshops on Sanitation, Garbage Management and Healthy Lifestyle. Also participated in the 'Teach India Programme', a collaboration of Times of India and British Council, New Delhi, imparting education to ITI students of Vivek Vihar for a period of hundred days.
  • SAMVEDNA-Gritika Sehgal and Tanishka Kumar conducted activities with mentally challenged children at Samvedna Institute at Shalimar Bagh in December 2016.
  • ZERSEY-Sejal Jain did a summer internship (July- August) with Zersey for a period of one month. This involved content writing.
  • AMAR JYOTI-Four day workshop working with special children.


Women's Day Event

The Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE) organized a Two day event-'School of Life' on 3rd and 4th March 2017, in collaboration with Centre for Advocacy & Research (CFAR) to celebrate International Women's Day.

CFAR is an organization that is committed to working with young people across different spaces. Their School of Life Initiative, a participatory peer learning initiative, endeavors to create a unified response among young people which is rooted in strong learning program. The School of Life Initiative which works to bring together young people from bastis and students' from campus to develop an understanding on various issues such as violence among women, gender equality etc. at a conceptual level though a studied approach. The Department of HDFE organized the following events over two days (3rd & 4th March, 2017) inside the JDMC premises:

  1. Public Art Exhibition
  2. Street Play by Students
  3. Screening of Short Films
  4. Two-day Workshop for Students of HDFE


WDC Events Organized by HDFE Dept