College Committees

In an effort to decentralize and streamline the academic and administrative process, committees are constituted. These committees are directed towards achieving the college mission which is to provide youngsters with an integral formation of academic, professional and human commitment. The college mission acts as the benchmark for setting as well as evaluating the objectives, goals and targets of the committees.

Women's Cell

The Women’s Cell is constituted to help maintain a harmonious atmosphere at the institute, to enable women to pursue their work/ studies with dignity and reassurance. The committee promotes a sense of equality on the campus giving women equal opportunities to excel in their own fields. This generates a sense of confidence in women making them more outspoken and productive thereby helping the community progress.

  • The Committee’s mandate is to prevent gender discrimination and inappropriate sexual conduct in classrooms, staff room, offices, sports facilities and laboratories.
  • The committee organises awareness sessions for staff and students on various topics related to women rights so that every student and teacher is aware of types of biases, prejudices, harassment that can take place in a work place and effectively handle such situations.
  • The committee also organises self defence classes that teach basic self defence moves.
  • The committee organises activities like rural women empowerment programs in the adopted village for the women of the village. These activities include a cooking competition, art related activities and many more that encourage the women to participate in social activities which are not always open to them. This gives them a sense of belonging and boosts their confidence levels.
  • The committee organises a program for the felicitation of women achievers on women’s day, as a part of women empowerment.

  • Fr Joaquim Lobo, Director
  • Dr Cedric Silveira, Principal
  • Asst. Prof. Anaita DCosta
  • Asst. Prof. Jovi DSilva
  • Asst. Prof. Junsa Mudras
  • Asst. Prof. Glenda Mascarenhas

Cultural

The years a student spends in college is crucial to his overall development. The cultural committee provides a perfect platform to learn, respect, understand and exchange different cultures. The aim of the committee is to create an environment that encourages the overall education and helps create multi-talented individuals.

  • The Cultural Committee plays a very important role in the lives of the students with regards to exposing them to extracurricular activities, promoting creativity, talent, cooperation, team work and healthy competition.
  • The committee keeps a record of all upcoming activities and events and allots students to participate in the same.
  • The committee plans and organizes cultural events on campus with the help of the students.
  • The committee motivates students to practice and participate in events organized by other reputed institutions in turn helping to realise new talent.
  • The committee encourages introverted students to explore beyond their comfort zone, trains and develops their extra-curricular skills.

  • Asst. Prof. Gilbert Mendes
  • Asst. Prof. Shantanu Arlekar
  • Asst. Prof. Twinkle Fernandes
  • Asst. Prof. Pratibha Majik

Prevention of Ragging

Ragging is a menace that hinders academic progress as well as the social and personal growth of students. Ragging is not permitted on campus and the committee does everything in its power to prevent it from happening.

  • The committee helps in promoting a ragging-free culture in the institution by spreading awareness of its harmful effects.
  • The committee organizes awareness sessions on human rights held by legal professionals.
  • The committee ensures that the college abides by the norms/ guidelines of Goa University for the prevention of ragging.
  • It designs strategies and action plans to curb the menace of ragging.
  • In the rare event of an allegation, the committee provides support to the victim and enforces the procedures that are outlined by the government.

  • Fr Joaquim Lobo, Director
  • Fr Savio Gomes, Asst. Director
  • Dr Cedric Silveira, Principal
  • Asst. Prof. Glenda Mascarenhas
  • Asst. Prof. Shreesha PJ
  • Coordinators
  • General Secretary

Clean Campus

Don Bosco College maintains a clean and green campus that stimulates a healthy learning environment. The committee encourages and educates students to care about their social duties towards nature in a fun and inclusive manner.

  • The Clean Campus Committee supports a waste-free green environment by employing waste management procedures and recycling.
  • The Committee fosters awareness through various programs that teach different types of disposal techniques and actively involve its members in cleaning drives.
  • Cleaning drives are organised on campus on a small scale.The committee also organises large scale cleaning drives in coastal areas, picking up trash and other discarded items and segregating them before disposal, thereby keeping the beauty of the State intact.
  • The committee encourages afforestation and regeneration of depleting forests by providing seed bombs on nature hikes to improve ecological balance. Through these activities students learn the importance of biodiversity in our ever changing and endangered landscapes.
  • The committee collaborates with government organizations and NGOs in the state to organise plantation drives on public property. These drives include plantation of different useful trees that can benefit the public. Students learn the botanical names of different trees, their uses and also how to identify them.

  • Asst. Prof. Glenda Mascarenhas
  • Asst. Prof. Shreesha PJ

Literary

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but how it thinks.” The literary committee of Don Bosco College plays an active role in encouraging students to delve into the literary arts not only to better their knowledge of it but also to get them to analyse, think critically and thereafter express themselves when they get an opportunity to do so.

  • The committee keeps a record of upcoming literary activities organised at National and State level and allot students for the same.
  • The committee organises literary activities like debates, quizzes, spelling bee competitions, essay writing competitions for the students of the college to bring out fresh talent and in turn offer these students opportunities to showcase these talents on a larger stage.
  • The committee encourages the students to be outspoken and present their views in a more organised manner on campus activities.
  • The committee motivates students to participate in various competitions that will put their literary knowledge to the test and force them to brush up on their skills in various areas.

  • Asst. Prof. Alisha Souza
  • Asst. Prof. Joanita Lobo

Students Welfare & Redressal

The Student Welfare and Redressal Committee promotes an inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds and cultures and also addresses and resolves grievances. These grievances could range from simple problems relating to language barriers to helping students deal with cultural differences.

  • The committee focuses on the all-round development of students especially the foreign students by offering them support while they acclimatise themselves in the campus.
  • The committee helps the students by involving them in curricular and extracurricular activities.
  • The committee also facilitates cross cultural exchange between students of other countries and local students by taking them on trips and introducing them to the local culture.
  • The foreign students are provided with the contact numbers of the committee members to facilitate 24x7 assistance in case of emergency.

  • Asst. Prof. Shreesha PJ
  • Asst. Prof. Valerie Carvalho
  • Asst. Prof. Steffi Dias
  • Asst. Prof. Sneha Sawant

Life Skill Education

Every human being has a potential to grow and progress in life with good values and virtues. The committee is focused on inculcating these values and virtues in all students. The committee understands the need to strengthen spirituality and develop inner peace in order to help students live a more balanced life and become stronger, conscientious and caring individuals in society.

  • Life Skill Education Committee ensures that every student understands the meaning of life itself, its challenges and problems and helps them to deal with any issues they come across with dignity and self-assurance.
  • The Committee organises sessions with Clergy, Psychologists, Professional trainers, life coaches etc. that provide knowledge and teach skills to cope with different kinds of problems thereby helping students to develop a winning positive attitude in the process.
  • The Committee also provides guidance to students in need by directing them to a counsellor.
  • The committee encourages social work in the form of visits to old age homes, orphanages to spread holiday cheer during the Christmas season.
  • It reaches out to the marginalised and less fortunate sections of society by providing daily necessities.
  • The committee encourages cultural diversity by organising cultural events during different religious festivals.

  • Asst. Prof. Valerie Carvalho
  • Asst. Prof. Gautam Kankonkar
  • Asst. Prof. Nigel Barreto
  • Asst. Prof. Sneha Sawant
  • Asst. Prof. Twinkle Fernandes

Media & Publicity

Mass media is one of the most powerful tools of communication in current times. Since the student's life at Don Bosco College is eventful and memorable, these memories are captured, preserved and shared with the world. The Media and Publicity Committee is the link between the college and the media world.

  • The Committee documents every event that takes place at Don Bosco College.
  • The events are covered through reporting, photography and videography by students under the guidance of the teacher in-charge.
  • The Committee gives students an opportunity and a platform to learn to report, use camera equipment and photography and video editing software. These skills are very important for students who wish to pursue a career in media and publicity in the future.
  • The memories that are captured at events, whether in the form of reports, photographs or videos are then shared through college website, local newspapers, Facebook, Instagram and other media platforms.

  • Asst. Prof. Disha Mashelkar
  • Asst. Prof. Joanita Lobo
  • Asst. Prof. Alisha Souza
  • Asst. Prof. Vibhav Naik

Placement cum Career Counselling

The Placement Cell plays a crucial role in locating job opportunities for Under Graduates and Post Graduates passing out from the college by keeping in touch with reputed firms and industrial establishments.

  • The Placement Cell operates round the year to facilitate contacts between companies and graduates.
  • The committee keeps track of all available job opportunities and keeps students informed by displaying them on the notice board.
  • The Placement cum Career Counselling Committee provides guidance and career options based on the aptitude of the student even as they are groomed into it.
  • The committee organises placement fairs and campus interviews with reputed companies for students of the final year to help them get secure jobs.
  • The committee also keeps students informed about higher education opportunities through sessions held by universities nationwide, agents promoting studies abroad and through career counselling sessions.
  • The committee trains students for interviews, boosting their confidence and giving them a better opportunity to secure a job.

  • Asst. Prof. Nigel Barreto
  • Asst. Prof. Pratibha Majik
  • Asst. Prof. Shantanu Arlekar
  • Asst. Prof. Nikita Chodankar
  • Asst. Prof. Steffi Dias

Nodal Officer

Attention to detail is a very important facet of any institution. In a college having so many students, it is important that details are not forgotten. That’s why, we have an accomplished faculty designated as the Nodal Officer of the college.

  • The Nodal Officer is responsible for providing assistance in claiming benefits of scholarships that are sanctioned across the country.
  • The Nodal Officer will verify and submit documents, ensuring that they are authentic and in accordance with the requirements of the National Scholarships Portal.
  • He ensures that student qualifications, scholarships, and extra-curricular activities are taken into consideration.
  • Applicants deserving of scholarships are identified and informed about the procedures to apply.
  • The Nodal Officer uploads information of the institute for All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) every year on the AISHE portal of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

  • Asst. Prof. Dr Pankaj Kumbhar

IQAC

The IQAC is responsible for all quality matters in the college. It initiates, plans, promotes, supervises and evaluates activities that increase the quality of education imparted in the college.

  • It prepares plan of action for academic improvement.
  • It implements the projects adopted and monitor the state of its progress.
  • It adopt remedial measure if the progress is halted.
  • It improves the overall academic ambience of the College

  • Dr Cedric Silveira, Chairman
  • Ms Pratibha Majik, Teacher
  • Mr Jovi DSilva, Teacher
  • Mr Shantanu Arlekar, Teacher
  • Ms Steffi Dias, Teacher
  • Ms Disha Mashelkar, Teacher
  • Ms Alisha Souza, Teacher
  • Ms Valerie Carvalho, Teacher
  • Ms Glenda Mascarenhas, Teacher
  • Fr Joaquim Lobo, Member from the Management
  • Fr Avin Carvalho, Senior Admin Officer
  • Fr Savio Gomes, Senior Admin Officer
  • Fr Joel DSouza, Senior Admin Officer
  • Mr Chic Da Cruz, Nominee of Local Alumni
  • Mr Sandeep Verenkar, Nominee from Industry
  • Mr Ajith Gopi, Director of IQAC

Prevention of Sexual Harassment

Don Bosco College stands for equality and fairness. Any form of violence, sexual harassment and exploitation is an offence punishable by the law. This committee addresses all cases that fall under this category.

  • The committee develops and strictly implements a policy against sexual harassment of students and teachers at college.
  • The committee creates awareness among the staff and the students through awareness programs in the form of sessions held by practicing lawyers and human rights NGOs, who explain the different forms of harassment and exploitation, basic human rights, laws that cover sexual harassment and ways to deal with a harmful working environment.
  • The committee promotes a healthy working and studying environment free of violence, sexual harassment and exploitation by discouraging predatory behaviour and being very accessible in case of any malpractice.
  • It helps generate public opinion against sexual harassment and all forms of gender based violence by promoting equality in classrooms.
  • The committee encourages students to stand up for their rights and speak out for themselves and for others through organised events focusing on human rights.
  • The committee creates a mechanism to redress any complaint by a student or teacher relating to any form of harassment.

  • Fr Joaquim Lobo, Director
  • Dr Cedric Silveira, Principal
  • Asst. Prof. Anaita DCosta
  • Asst. Prof. Jovi DSilva
  • Asst. Prof. Junsa Mudras
  • Asst. Prof. Glenda Mascarenhas

Sports

Don Bosco campus has always been associated with sports. With excellent sports resources available on campus like football grounds, basket ball court, tennis court, badminton court, the Oratory, the clubhouse etc. the college supports and encourages sports talent on campus through various sports activities, competition and events.

  • The committee promotes sports activities by motivating students and members of faculty to join in sports activities throughout the year.
  • The committee organizes regular sports events in order to train students for state and national level competitions.
  • The committee keeps a record of all upcoming sports events - national and state level, and allots students to participate in these events.
  • The sports committee is responsible for maintaining a healthy and fit campus and therefore organises yoga sessions, aerobics and fitness training.
  • The committee also encourages indoor sports activities like futsal, table tennis, chess etc.

  • Asst. Prof. Ryan Pereira
  • Asst. Prof. Gautam Kankonkar
  • Asst. Prof. Rohan Kelkar

Newsletter

The Newsletter, Bosco Beats, is a printed copy of new reports and developments concerning the activities that take place during each quarter of the year.

  • The Newsletter Committee scouts journalistic and photography talent among the students.
  • The Committee encourages and nurtures students’ creativity by providing them the opportunity to report and document events.
  • The committee trains students in how to write feature articles, news reports etc. and also trains them in interviewing people to gather information for news stories.
  • It motivates students to explore their literary, photography and design skills and exhibit them.
  • The committee provides journalistic opportunities and training that can be utilised if a student decides to pursue a career in journalism and media.

  • Asst. Prof. Vibhav Naik
  • Asst. Prof. Danuska DGama

NSS

While the college strives to provide the finest quality of education, students also need to be enriched in forms of learning apart from academic. The National Service Scheme provides students the opportunity to become members of a national legacy of social service.

  • The student-centric wing of the NSS allows thousands of students to be a part of this organization every year to foster a more nurturing society.
  • Under NSS, students undergo a development of their mind and personality.
  • Some of the activities that students can participate in include Blood Donation Camps, Environment Cleanliness Drives, Old Age home visits, Campus Cleaning Drive, Orphanage visits, Tree plantation drives and more.
  • This program is geared to make students part of an idea much bigger than any individual.
  • This community enables students to give back to society, give help to the downtrodden and lead enriching lives.
  • You will undoubtedly experience fulfillment by helping others and understanding that a life lived in service of others, is a life well lived.

  • Asst. Prof. Dr Pankaj Kumbhar
  • Asst. Prof. Sachin Parsekar

Meteora

Meteora is an annual inter-collegiate event hosted by the College. Meteora is a platform where students showcase their talents in various aspects. Every year the committee has a theme-based event.

  • The committee organises the event keeping in mind all the areas like cultural, literary, media and management related competitions.
  • Various colleges from all over Goa are invited to participate in the event offering them a platform to showcase their talents as well as an opportunity to the students of Don Bosco College to learn to organise an event, practically teaching them management skills.
  • The committee gives students the responsibility of organizing and hosting the event wholly with the support of the members.
  • The students learn how to create a budget, obtain funds from sponsors, make promotional videos and posters, create a brochure, advertise the event on social media, learn PR skills by becoming representatives of the college to other colleges, learn to handle vendors like decorating companies and light and sound companies etc.

  • Asst. Prof. Shantanu Arlekar
  • Asst. Prof. Vibhav Naik

Capacity Building & Extension Programs

Capacity building and Extension Programs Committee conducts activities both on and off campus for the benefit of society for a better environment to live in.

  • Faculty and students are encouraged to participate in collaboration with other organizations in carrying out social outreach programs.
  • The committee organises visits to the old age homes and orphanages, bringing them necessities and also providing them with entertainment for the day.
  • The committee reaches out to the marginalised sector and offers support when in need.
  • The committee also assists in the process of village adoption and conducts activities for the villagers like vocational training.
  • The Capacity Building Program helps students by offering courses that supplement their education like language and fitness courses.

  • Asst. Prof. Joanita Lobo (Capacity bldg)
  • Asst. Prof. Shika Mishra
  • Asst. Prof. Ajith Gopi
  • Asst. Prof. Anaita DCosta (Extension Prog)
  • Asst. Prof. Pratibha Majik

ID Card

ID cards give a sense of identity and belonging to each student. ID Cards help to identify and control access for currently enrolled students. Students who are active can easily gain access to the buildings, locker rooms, library, auditorium, parking areas, and other facilities while those who are not enrolled at the campus cannot. ID cards contain important information that is vital in an emergency like the emergency contact information and the blood group.

  • The Committee looks into the provision of ID cards for all students and faculty in the campus.
  • The Committee rectifies any irregularities in the ID cards.

  • Asst. Prof. Rohan Kerkar
  • Ms Flossy Fernandes
  • Ms Sonia Fernandes

Examination

The Examination Committee is responsible for the smooth conduct of examinations. Under the guidance of the Principal, the Examination Chief Conductor, the committee meticulously plans and executes the examinations according to Goa University guidelines.

  • The Committee prepares time tables for all examinations which are then displayed on the notice board when the examinations are announced.
  • The committee then disseminates the information to the students.
  • The committee prepares and allots examination halls.
  • The committee allots supervision duties to all faculty members.
  • The committee organises a session for all supervisors so that they are aware of the ordinances that cover examinations and are better prepared to handle any situation that may arise during examinations.
  • The committee makes sure the examinations are conducted as per the schedule.
  • The committee has the right to penalize students for any misbehaviour before, during and after the exams.

  • Asst. Prof. Glenda Mascarenhas
  • Asst. Prof. Shreesha PJ
  • Asst. Prof. Shikha Mishra
  • Asst. Prof. Disha Mashelkar
  • Asst. Prof. Anaita DCosta

Discipline

As part of its 'Preventive System' Don Bosco College lays its emphasis on Reason for the holistic development of a student.

  • The Discipline Committee encourages students to reflect on their behaviour and the repercussions it can have on themselves and others.
  • The committee is attentive to personal grooming and etiquette. The committee ensures that all students attend classes well groomed from haircuts to wearing the proper shoes to maintain a sense of professionalism.
  • It attends to students’ grievances and recommends suitable measures to ensure overall discipline.
  • The committee will address any discipline issue at any given time and will give a decision.
  • The committee is also responsible for decorum in the corridors and the classrooms.

  • Fr Joaquim Lobo, Director
  • Fr Savio Gomes, Asst. Director
  • Dr Cedric Silveira, Principal
  • Asst. Prof. Glenda Mascarenhas
  • Asst. Prof. Shreesha PJ
  • Coordinators
  • General Secretary
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