AN INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDENT COLLOQUIUM
LET THE RESEARCH BEGIN- AN INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDENT COLLOQUIUM
An exciting day on the premises of UPG brought a platform for 27 research students to explore and express their work. IQAC in association with BAMMC department organized an INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDENTS RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM on 24th September 2022. While the academic event gave students across Mumbai a stage to showcase their research skills, an enthusiastic crowd of students from various colleges, including KES Shroff College, St. Paul's Institute, and Sathaye College, gathered in UPG, ready with presentations. Along with these esteemed students, the in-house students of UPG also curated informative presentations revolving around their respective research papers.
As the day proceeded, a warm welcome was extended by enthusiastic hosts Harsh Vora and Priyanka Singh. This was followed by an address from UPG's respected principal, Mrs. Anju Kapoor, who enlightened the students about her experience in research and the research culture in her college. She concluded her speech by saying, "Don't have fear, just enjoy the process and there'll be wonderful outcomes." This was followed by a short speech by the Vice Principal and IQAC coordinator Mrs. Smruti Nanavaty, who congratulated the coordinators and the BAMMC Department. The students were encouraged to present confidently by Mrs. Rashmi Gahlowt, a professor and coordinator of the BAMMC department of the college.
The students were then divided in two rooms, A and B, where presentations were conducted simultaneously. The opening presentation was brought forward by the students of KES Shroff College on the topic "Comparative study on online food platforms Swiggy and Zomato." Another insightful research project was presented on the topic of "Media Bias in American Media" by a journalism student of St. Paul’s Institute, who gave a microscopic view into the American news media and all its aspects. Every presentation was followed by a question answer session by the faculties and students belonging to all the colleges present.
A dynamic research project was presented on the topic, "Impact of Journalistic practices in Russia- Ukraine war” by a student of St. Paul’s Institute. Another interesting project was "How colour psychology in food packaging influences consumer's purchasing and behavioral patterns" by third year advertising of UPG college. The efforts and research of the students shone through the presentations as the judging faculty, Mrs. Rashmi Gahlowt, Mrs. Navita Kulkarni and Mr. Yatindra Ingle, gave their valuable feedback. Mr. Gajendra Deoda, the Head of the Mass Media Department of Sathaye College, also gave his insights on the presentations.
Mrs. Geeta Sharma played an essential role in managing and organizing the Research Colloquium. The entire experience gave students from all colleges to showcase their work to a larger audience, while also receiving knowledgeable feedback. The event concluded successfully with the distribution of certificates that encouraged participation and praised the ever-increasing curiosity of young students.