Student Activities are what brings the St Mary’s College campus alive every day. The Student Council of the College provides leadership to the student initiatives on campus. Student clubs, some focusing on co-curricular activities and some on extra-curricular activities, thrive on campus, and organize competitive and non-competitive events round the year.
The Student Council
The Student Council of St Mary’s College is the body of student leaders elected “to develop student initiative, responsibility, and leadership; to create an avenue for student representation, to encourage extracurricular activities, and to promote the general welfare of the College family and the wider community”. As per the Constitution of the Student Council, it has four constituent programme councils, viz, the BA Student Council, the BBA Student Council, the BCom Student Council and the BSc Student Council. The Executive Board of the Student Council comprises a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, two Joint Secretaries and two Executive Members. The Coordinator of Student Activities is the Chief Advisor to the Student Council.
Executive Board of the Student Council 2018-19
Ms. Harika Akkiraju, III BBA
Mr Mohammad Saif Ahmed, II BCom (Gen) – B
Mr G V Manish Reddy, III BSc (M/S/CS)
Mr E Sai Kiran, II BCom (Comp) – C
Ms Rishma Khatter, III BCom (Advt) – E
Ms D Madhoo Preetha, I BCom (Advt) – E
Ms. Rebecca Reena Philip, I BBA – B
COORDINATOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Ms D Sowjanya, Lecturer in Electronics
Student Clubs of St Mary’s College aim to provide students with an opportunity to augment their learning with experiences that come through extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. The clubs cover the entire spectrum from sports to creative arts. Although each Club has a Faculty Mentor assigned to it, all clubs are run and led by student office-bearers and members.
Aayana is the Dramatics and Theatre Club at St. Mary’s College. For members of Aayana, all the world’s a stage and there is drama everywhere. Literally so! Do you love the nuances of theatre-art performances? If yes, which side of the curtain would you like to be? Either way, Aayana is the club to join!
Ms Sahana Sampath, Lecturer in English, is the Faculty Mentor of Aayana.
CASH is the Commerce Club at St Mary’s College. The love of money may be the root of all evil, but then who doesn’t love CASH? If you love having fun learning about business and figuring out Commerce, then CASH is the Club to be part of. Remember this! The economy may be going digital, but CASH is still king!
Ms. Durga Vaidehi, Lecturer in Commerce, is the Faculty Mentor of CASH Club.
Ciencia is the Science Club at St Mary’s College. Science is fun! If you don’t think so, then you haven’t met the folks who run the Ciencia club. The kind of activities and competitions that they organize can make you fall in love with science. Want proof? Try falsifying the hypothesis!
Ms D Sowjanya, Lecturer in Electronics, is the Faculty Mentor of Ciencia.
Dazzlers, the Dance Club, is undoubtedly among the most popular clubs at St Mary’s College. It is a platform for those who live dance to showcase their talent to audiences and gain personal confidence through performance. There is not a single fest in the Twin Cities where Dazzlers haven’t yet won a prize. So, if you love dancing, then you know which club you should be a part of!
Ms Prathyusha Y, Lecturer in Biochemistry, is the Faculty Mentor of Dazzlers.
The Entrepreneurship Cell is open to all students who share a passion for entrepreneurship and business, and who would like to be their own boss. Its members prefer creating employment to being employed by someone else. A member of the National Entrepreneurship Network, this student body provides the resources and skills to awaken the entrepreneur in you. So, do you have it in you to be a member of the E-Cell? If yes, take the plunge!
Mr M Bobby, Assistant Professor of Management, is the Faculty Mentor of the E-Cell.
EdFit, the Sports and Fitness Club at St Mary’s College, is focussed on creating a culture of sports and fitness among students and staff. Its members not only organize and take part in events within the college, but also promote sports and sporting culture among the youth of Hyderabad. EdFit members volunteer for Hyderabad Runners and other such organizations and play an active part in the organization of events such as marathons and 10K runs. Are you passionate about sports and fitness? Do you think you make the cut to be in EdFit?
Ms Annie Antony (Daphne), Assistant Director of Physical Education and Sports, is the Faculty Mentor of EdFit.
Exemplifiers is the Marketing Club at St Mary’s College. It is where the future brand geniuses come together to innovate and learn. This creative club is open to all who are interested in advertising, public relations, branding, market research and selling. Exemplifiers constantly strive to push the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to improving market visibility for products and services. This club is about standing out and being noticed. So if you would like to be lost in the crowd, this one is not for you!
Ms. Anureetha Das, Lecturer in Management, is the Faculty Mentor of Exemplifiers.
Finvesta, the Finance Club is open to all students who are passionate about the world of finance.The club provides a platform to learn and share financial knowledge. Amidst all the fun and excitement, members learn the nuances of financial planning, tax planning, the functioning of the stock exchange and other aspects of finance in order to prepare them for a career in finance and business. Knowing how to make money is fun. So, if interest interests you and bonds help you bond, then Finvesta is where you should invest your time in!
Ms Rajani Thomas, Lecturer in Management, is the Faculty Mentor of Finvesta.
Infinity is the Mathematics Club of St. Mary’s College. Infinity plays an important role in nurturing interest in the limitless potential of mathematics. This club encourages and supports the study and mastery of mathematics. If you love mathematics, then be a part of Infinity! If you fear mathematics, then find a friend and mentor within Infinity.
Mr P S Murthy, Lecturer in Mathematics, is the Faculty Mentor of Infinity Club.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government sponsored public service program managed by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. The goal of NSS is to develop a student’s personality through community service. It is a voluntary association of young people in schools, colleges, and universities striving to build campus-community linkages. The NSS Unit organizes community outreaches, blood donation and medical camps, traffic awareness campaigns, and Swachh Bharat and Haritha Haram initiatives, among many socially relevant activities. NSS membership is limited.
The Principal is the Chairman of the NSS Unit. Mr K T Srinivas, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is the NSS Coordinator.
Spectra, the IT Club at St Mary’s College, is open to all students who are excited about information technology, computers and bots. Its members get an opportunity to explore IT-related interests and develop marketable IT skills and abilities. Spectra organises guest lectures by industry experts, IT workshops, and IT awareness campaigns. Students are also offered technical know-how through seminars, workshops, and skills training,to ensure their technology readiness for the industry. Do you know that Spectra members have created their own computer games this year? Who said geeks aren’t cool?
Ms Anu Victor, Lecturer in Computer Science, is the Faculty Mentor of Spectra.
Music knows no language and has no boundaries. Surmayee, the Music Club, is for anyone who enjoys music. Apart from providing opportunities to perform and sing, the club also offers avenues for music appreciation and training. If you hear melodious music coming from the Cafeteria long after classes are over for the day, then you know which club’s members have taken over the place!
Ms G Yamini, Lecturer in English, is the Faculty Mentor of Surmayee.
Vox Populi is the Soft Skills Club of St Mary’s College. Public speaking, quizzing and debate are integral aspects of this club. Students are taught how to research topics, articulate arguments and exposit ideas. The club also prepares students interested in quizzing by conducting several in-house and inter-college quiz competitions. It isn’t without reason that members of the Vox Populi are among the most articulate on campus.
Ms A S Jyotsna, Lecturer in English, is the Faculty Mentor of Vox Populi.
Zariye is the Media and Photography Club at St. Mary’s College. This club provides an engaging space for students to learn and practice photography. The club also organises activities that help students hone their skills for print, audio-visual and digital media. If you are passionate about visual communication, then think no further. Action!
Mr Amrit Amlan Pattanaik, Lecturer in Mass Communication & Journalism, is the Faculty Mentor of Zariye.