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.
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HEAD – CORPORATE RELATIONS & STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Ms Raga Sudha Jonnada, Lecturer in Mathematics
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.
Artudio is the club for Visual Arts at St. Mary’s College. Whether you are just dabbling in art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, design and crafts, or you consider yourself a master artist, or you just are interested in art and art forms in general, this is the club for you.
Dr N Srinath, Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, is the Faculty Mentor of Artudio.
Awespirers are awesome folks who aspire to inspire! A student club committed to promoting personal growth, it is meant for ambitious students with global aspirations and a scientific bend of mind, who are willing to invest time for self-care and overall wellness. Awespirers believe that growth happens outside one’s comfort zone and celebrate failures as evidence of effort that stretched them. Members of the club support and encourage each other to try and never give up, and to pick themselves up every time they are knocked down. The vision of Awespirers is “To Grow Together and Make the World a Better Place”. So, do you awespire? Prove it to join us!
Ms Kirti Sunil Bidnur, Programme Coordinator – BCom (Advt) and Lecturer in Commerce, is the Faculty Mentor of Awespirers
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 V Varalakshmi, Lecturer in Biotechnology, 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 D Sowjanya, Programme Coordinator – BSc (Maths/Electronics/CS) and Lecturer in Electronics, is the Faculty Mentor of Dazzlers.
Dramatis is the Theatre Club at St. Mary’s College. For members of Dramatis, 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, Dramatis is the club to join!
Mr. D Saikiran, Assistant Professor of English, is the Faculty Mentor of Dramatis.
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!
Ms M Jayasree, Lecturer in Management, is the Faculty Mentor of the E-Cell.
Eclectics is the Literary Club of St. Mary’s College and its membership is open to all students who are interested in language and literature. Are you a wordsmith? Do you lose sleep over books? You are sure this could have been written better? Looks like we have something in common. Let’s talk! You love the literary arts? So do we! You think writers deserve their fan following? We can’t agree more! You can’t wait to talk about what you are reading? Then what are you waiting for? Join the club. Yes, we meant that both figuratively and literally.
Dr Rajita Anand Singh, Assistant Professor of English, is the Faculty Mentor for Eclectics. Team Eclectics also hosts a Reading Club associated with the English Language Teachers’ Association of India (ELTAI). St. Mary’s College is an institutional member of ELTAI.
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?
Mr J Vidya Sagar, Lecturer in Computer Science, 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.
IncrEDIBLEs is the Food and Culinary Club of St. Mary’s College. Did just reading that one line make your mouth water? Looks like you have found your match. If you love food for thought as much as the thought of food, and if you like crafting food as much as savouring it, then, well, you know your club. Now, what are you waiting for? Starters?
Dr Akshara Singh, Assistant Professor of Hindi, is the Faculty Mentor of IncrEDIBLEs.
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.
Ms Raga Sudha Jonnada, 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, Swachh Bharat and Haritha Haram initiatives, and traffic awareness campaigns, among many socially relevant activities. NSS volunteers are limited to one hundred in number per unit.
The Principal is the Chairman of the NSS Unit. Mr K T Srinivas, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is the NSS Coordinator.
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain
“Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love.” – St Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)
SERWINGS is a club that imbibes social responsibility among the students and reach out to the underprivileged. Members of the club help raise awareness among the students about social issues. The club strives to work towards including the marginalized in social and economic life of the society. It also helps its members find joy in sharing and in bringing happiness to the less privileged. Serwings build leadership with character and its members strive to be model-citizens. Anyone who cares to make a difference to the well-being of their fellow citizens and is interested in bringing about change in the society are welcome to be a part of the club.
Ms Gisa George, Lecturer in Commerce, is the Faculty Mentor of Serwings.
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 Arpita Sengupta, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication & Journalism, 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 P V N Krishna, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication & Journalism, is the Faculty Mentor of Zariye.
Anti-Ragging Helpline Number of the College is +91-9618107863.
The Anti-Ragging Committee of the College:
- Mr J Mathew George, Principal (Chairperson – Ex-officio)
- Ms D Jaya Laxmi, HoD and Asst Professor of Commerce
- Ms D Sowjanya, Lecturer in Electronics
- Mr Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy, Asst Director of Phy Education & Sports
- Mr A Gopala Krishna (Parent)
- Ms P Joyce Helena (Senior Student)
- TBD (Fresher Student)
Internal Complaints Committee (Against Sexual Harassment)
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1. Ms Jaimole Cross – Vice-Principal (Chairperson)
2. Adv S V S Chowdary (External Member)
3. Ms Asha Murthy, Director, St. Mary’s Junior Colleges
4. Mr T Joseph Christadoss, HoD of Soc Sci, MassComm & Life Skills
5. Ms Durga Vaidehi G, Lecturer in Commerce
6. Mr Joseph Reddy, Lab Coordinator in Chemistry
7. Ms Seema Naomi Seth, Student Counsellor
8. Ms Ayushi Sahgal (Student Member)
9. Mr Harish Abburu (Student Member)
Grievance Redressal Committee
- Dr C Kusuma Reddy, Asst Professor of Management (Chairperson)
- Mr V Dayananda Babu, Head – Examinations
- Mr K T Srinivas, Asst Professor of Political Science
- Ms P Harini, Lecturer in Commerce
- Ms K Rama Sita, Lecturer in Sanskrit