Vidya Vistar

The Inaugural Ceremony of the Collaboration

The Inaugural Ceremony of the Collaboration

The Inauguration Ceremony of Academic Collaboration of Janki Devi Memorial College with Mahatma Gandhi Govt College, Mayabunder, Andaman under the Vidya Vistar Scheme (V2S) of University of Delhi was held on October 6, 2021 on Google Meet.

The ceremony started with a welcome address by Dr. Shilpa Chaudhary, IQAC Coordinator, JDMC. She welcomed the distinguished guests of the session- Dr. Kusum Krishna, Chairperson, Governing Body, JDMC, Dr. Vikas Gupta, Registrar, University of Delhi, Prof. Balaram Pani, Dean of Colleges, University of Delhi and Prof. Ratnabali, Dean of Academic Activities and Projects & Coordinator of Vidya Vistar Scheme and the Principals of the two colleges Prof Swati Pal, Principal, JDMC and Prof. B. Prabhuram. Principal, MGGC.

Prof. Swati Pal, Principal, JDMC in her address, thanked University of Delhi for launching the VVS and the MGGC for accepting our proposal. She briefly discussed various possible areas in which the two institutions can work together and hoped for a very fruitful relationship ahead.

Prof. B. Prabhuram, Principal, MGGC expressed his gratitude to University of Delhi and JDMC for giving their college an opportunity to enter into an academic collaboration. He expressed his hope for this collaboration to yield good results and benefit their college.

Dr. Kusum Krishna. Chairperson, GB, JDMC congratulated the two colleges for entering into such a useful platform and appreciated the hard work done so far so as to be in a position to mark a formal inauguration of the collaboration. She extended her warm wishes and good luck to the two colleges.

Dr. Vikas Gupta, Registrar, University of Delhi congratulated the two colleges. He described the Vidya Vistar Scheme briefly and conveyed his best wishes for the collaboration. He emphasized the need for such interactions between the colleges and congratulated Delhi University for bringing out its flagship VVS.

Prof. Balaram Pani, Dean of Colleges congratulated the two colleges for taking up this scheme and insisted on the need for more and more colleges to enter into such collaborations. He also suggested that each college should take up collaboration with atleast two colleges in remote areas.

Prof. K. Ratnabali, Dean of Academic Activities and Projects & Coordinator, VVS, DU described how the Delhi University came out with its flagship program- Vidya Vistar Scheme and that it is the brainchild of Prof. P. C. Joshi, VC, University of Delhi. She discussed the key features of the scheme and how the colleges can come together and benefit from collaborating in various areas such as research, conduct of FDPs, seminars, students' events etc. She congratulated JDMC and MGGC for entering into collaboration under VVS and extended her warm wishes for a meaningful relationship ahead between the two colleges.

Dr. Ajitha Narendran, IQAC Coordinator, MGGC showcased the life and culture of the Andaman Islands through a PPT followed by a brief glimpse of MGGC by Dr. Bidhu Bhushan Mondal, Nodal Officer, MGGC.

Ms. Vandana Madan, Member, Vidya Vistar Committee, JDMC then presented a detailed presentation about JDMC, its vision and mission, infrastructure, courses, best practices, community engagement and how the college works to provide an environment conducive to holistic development of its students and to empower them to think, lead and change the world.

The ceremony ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Zubeer Ahmed, Member, Vidya Vistar Committee, JDMC.

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