The College has a very rich and distinguished Alumni Association. The Alumni Association of Vidyasagar College for Women was established in February 1987, the Registration No. being S/IL/14617 of 2002-2003. At present the Alumni Association comprises of about 250 Life Members and more than 300 Ordinary Members. The Alumni Association meets at least twice a year.
The Alumni Association organises blood donation camps jointly with the College, and observes Rabindra & Nazrul Jayanti and International Women’s Day with a variety of events. The Association arranges for Annual General Meetings with Audit Report as well as Annual Reunions with short dramas, songs, dance, recitations etc. being performed by different members of the alumnus. The Association also observes the Birth Anniversary of Pt. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar on 26th September at VSM, the second campus, with students of the College. The Alumni also celebrates Bijoya Sammilani annually after the Pujas. Quite a few members of the alumni are fairly active in interacting with the College authorities and providing the requisite support.
In addition, the Alumni Association organises an academic award by Smt. Basanti Chatterjee and Smt. Manjushree Ghosh to the best student of Physics Honours in the B.Sc. Examination of Calcutta University every year in memory of late Abani Kumar Banerjee and arranges for academic awards to two students of the Institute, one for the best student in the B.A. exam and the other for the best student in the B.Sc. exam of C.U. every year. The Alumni Association has also, as a continuing project, extended financial help to meritorious but needy students.
The Alumni Association also engages in social service with the donation of medicines etc. to a Charitable Dispensary at Sovabazar which is run for the underprivileged and also donates garments to Niharika Rehabilitation Centre for the children of footpath dwellers. The Alumni also observes Independence Day with donations to orphanage students of a Refugee School in Bowbazar. The Alumni observed Childrens’ Day by distributing water bottles, exercise books etc. to the children of sex workers at Kanika Ashraya Kendra of S.B. Devi Charity Home. Woollen shawls were distributed to inmates of an Old Age Home at Elliott Road. Future projects of the Alumni include organising anti-pollution campaigns and tree-planting in the College campus.
The IQAC held a Meeting with the Alumni Association on 18.11.16, where certain ideas had been proposed for greater networking with the Alumni :
a) Alumni day Celebration: It was decided that the Alumni would hold a one-hour annual cultural program. This program was held on 30.11.16 and the event was marked by recitations, songs and a short one-act play by alumni members;
b) Annual Lecture by an alumni member: It was also decided that a member of the Alumni may deliver a lecture on a particular day which would be published in the College academic journal;
c) Online registration of Alumni members on the College website: The Alumni has been requested to hand over a copy of the registration form and other details regarding Alumni registration to IQAC so as to initiate the online registration process;
d) It was decided that the Alumni would annually submit to the IQAC a detailed report of their activities along with proper documentation;
e) It was decided that the IQAC would hold an annual meeting with the Alumni every year.
The Alumni Association also donated a vending machine for the students of the College.
|Alumni Association of Vidyasagar College for Women
Estd. in February, 1987
Regd. No: S/IL/14617 of 2002-2003
39 Sankar Ghosh Lane, Kolkata 700 006, Tel: +91 33 2241 8889
Smt. Manjusree Ghose
46, Pathuria Ghat Street, Kolkata 700 006
Tel : +91 33 2259 1340
Smt. Anju Ghosh
18/36 Ballygunge Place East, Kolkata 700 019
Tel : +91 33 2440 7470
Banker : State Bank of India, College Street Branch
A/c No : 10309242812 (AAWCW), Code: 5723
- Blood Donation by the members
- Annual Get-Together
- Annual General Meeting with Audit Report
- Celebration of Rabindra & Nazrul Jayanti
At present the Alumni Association comprises of total 250 Life Members and more than 300 Ordinary Members. New Members are welcome. Life Membership fee is Rs. 250 and Ordinary Membership fee is Rs. 25.
Mrs. Sumita Basu