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Women in Development 2023-11-28T05:41:42+00:00

Women in Development

Women in Development Cell

Faculty In Charge

Dr. Manju George

Women historically have been under -represented in scientific and technical fields. Women can only realize their true potential, if and only if they have easy access to education and play a full role in community’s decision making process. This is too true that” Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women”. Education solely can make anyone a better someone. When people realize this, and work for it, the world would be a better place for everyone.It is the integration of women into the global economies by improving their status and assisting in total development.

To set the fire of ‘the desire to win’ in young women’s heart, SJCET formally inaugurated her Women in Development Cell, Eva Reyna in Nov 2005. With blessings of the Almighty and the auspicious presence of Miss Mary Metilda, Professor of Maharajas College, Ernakulam we started the mission of promoting and supporting the advancement of women in the professional field.The cell seeks to empower women as a decision maker, to achieve economic, social and gender justice and a healthy peaceful planet. It was constituted to help maintain a harmonious atmosphere at the Institute, to enable women to pursue their work with dignity and reassurance. The Cell has been working to raise awareness in the community on gender equality issues.

The cell plans to organize lectures and interactive sessions with experts in different fields, create awareness about all the important issues, hold group discussions on different relevant topics. The Womens cell also aims at introducing the history of successful women which will make our women conscions of our proude heritage and motivate them to go ahed confidently. Any employee,be of faculty, or other staff -, contractual, temporary, and student of Institute can approach the Women Development Cell if she feels discriminated on the basis of gender.

St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology (SJCET), recognizing the fact that women have historically been underrepresented in scientific and technical fields, owns up to make a change to the social dilemma, strongly believing that women can truly realize their potential when they have equal access to education and play an active role in the decision-making process of their communities.

With the aim of igniting the desire to succeed in young women’s hearts, SJCET established the Women in Development Cell, Eva Reyna, in November 2005. The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of Miss Mary Metilda, Professor of Maharajas College, Ernakulam. The Women in Development Cell is dedicated to promoting and supporting the advancement of women in the professional field. Our mission is to empower women to become decision-makers, achieve economic, social, and gender justice, and contribute to a healthy and peaceful planet.

One of the primary objectives of the Women in Development Cell is to foster a harmonious atmosphere at the institute, enabling women to pursue their work with dignity and confidence. We are committed to raising awareness in the community about gender equality issues. To achieve this, the Cell plans to organize lectures and interactive sessions with experts from various fields. These sessions will create awareness about important issues and provide a platform for group discussions on relevant topics.

In addition to addressing contemporary challenges, the Women in Development Cell aims to showcase the history of successful women, instilling a sense of pride in our heritage. We believe that by highlighting the achievements of women throughout history, we can inspire young women to break barriers and strive for excellence.

It is important to note that the Women in Development Cell is open to all employees of the institute, including faculty, staff, contractual workers, temporary workers, and students. We encourage individuals from all walks of life to approach the Women in Development Cell and avail themselves of the support and guidance we offer.

At SJCET, we firmly believe that empowering women is not only essential for their individual growth but also for the overall development of society. By providing a platform for women to thrive professionally and contribute meaningfully to the world, we are taking a step towards creating a more equitable and inclusive future.

Activities of EVA REYNA

Cyber Crimes & Social Security – Cyber awareness programme











Dr. Dhanya Menon Pattathil. an Inspirational Cyber Crime Investigator and talented Kuchupudi Dancer addressed the students of SJCET, sharing much of her experiences and knowledge to safeguard students from the cyber world of crimes. The program concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Manju George, Staff in charge of Women in Development cell, SJCET, Palai.

A talk on “Drug abuse among Youth”











Prof. K.P Joseph, Rtd. Prof. Dept. of Politics, Maharajas College, Ernakulam and A. Sebastian Ikara, Rtd. Prof., Girideepam MBA College, enlightened students on the various methods of drug abuse, its aftereffects and how to safeguard oneself from falling prey to it.

LUOVA FOUNDATION











Luova Foundation is a nonprofit community- based organization that works to empower women in the field of designing and we look forward to encourage women to unlock their reservoir of potential to accelerate innovation and bring in a major revolution in the designing sector. The first year students of computer science department started this project based non -profit design community for female students in association with SJCET Start-up Bootcamp and Women in Development Cell.

Women’s day celebration

Womens day is celebrated annually at SJCET to commemorate international Women’s day.
The keynote address was given by Mrs. Shyla Mathew, HOD rooms division, SJIHMCT, Palai. She is the lady with innate warmth of hospitality and talent, Graduated from IHM Mumbai. A passionate teacher by profession with 40+ years’ experience in industry and academics, started her carrier with Ms. Thankam Plilip on completion of course side to which she was selected by the Taj Group. The biggest asset ever pointed by Mam is her students- arraying from CEO to vice presidents to managers. This strong network has been the platform for the training cell headed by mam at SJIHMCT. She is one best teacher in hospitality sector, and so is her display of passion as a hospitality trainer conducting sessions and workshops for management students of various prestigious institutes across Kerala. She addressed the gathering pleasantly and pooled her professional experiences with lady staff members of SJCET. The program concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Manju George, Staff in charge of Women in Development cell, SJCET, Palai.

Workshop- Web Weekend

Luova Foundation in association with SJCET Start-up Bootcamp and Women in Development Cell provided an opportunity to learn web designing through the workshop, “Web Weekend”

Introduction to UI/UX

Digital Pookalam Designing Competition- Pookalam 2.0

Gender: Breaking barriers – Online Interactive Session

Gender: Breaking barriers – Online Interactive Session by Dr. B Sandhya IPS, Director General of Kerala Fire and Rescue Services, Home Guard & Civil Defense.
Dr. B. Sandhya IPS, a native of Pala has adorn many reputed posts in police force and proved her mentle by securing several prestigious awards at state, national and international levels for her versatile talents and abilities including literary contributions. She addressed the gathering pleasantly and pooled her professional experiences with building engineers of SJCET. The program concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Manju George, Staff in charge of Women in Development cell, SJCET, Palai.

Women’s Day Celebration-Talk

Dr. Deepak Eldho Babu, Professor, M A College, Kothamangalam and he delivered a speech on ‘the role of women in the smooth maintenance of the family relationship’.
The Women’s Day celebration in our college was organized by the Women in Development Cell, which is a student-faculty-led club that promotes gender equality and women’s right. The Women in Development Cell plans to continue events and activities to empower the female students and faculties in our college.

Women’s Day Celebration -EVAREYNA

Mrs. Grace Lal, Psychologist-Family Counsellor-Writer & Orator-Life Coach-Personality Development Trainer. She delivered a speech on ‘The Challenges of Today’s Woman’.
The Women’s Day celebration in our college was organized by the Women in Development Cell, which is a student-faculty-led club that promotes gender equality and women’s right. In association with Women’s Day celebration the Women in Development Cell also conducted an interactive talk session with Mrs. Grace Lal for female students and faculties of the college. The session was very lively and encouraging. She also talked about the importance of self-care and mental health for women and provide practical tips for women to prioritize their well-being.
Additionally, she discussed the role of women in the family and society and encourage women to use their voices to advocate for themselves and others. She also highlighted the achievements of women throughout history and celebrate the progress that has been made toward gender equality. She shared her experiences in the updated struggles and obstacles that woman face in this digital era.

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