THE STUDENTS' COUNCIL
The Students’ Council of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics is a body of students who, apart from looking into the welfare of students, engages in a variety of events and is known for its excellence in leadership, organisational skills and nurturing talent. Comprising of 60 members out of which 30 are core members, the council works round the year in the College on student issues and student empowerment.
F .Y.B.Com & F.Y.J.C Admissions : The admissions process at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics is entirely handled by the Students’ Council, right from selling of forms till enrolling in the college. During the admissions process, one may witness the Council members and volunteers in fluorescent green jackets around the college directing the students and their parents through every step of the entire process. Admissions are done within 45 minutes, doing away with the long queues and other hassles. This innovation has won positive feedback from the students and their parents who are very much impressed by the efficient management of the process and the hospitality of the volunteers, who go out of their way to make the students and their parents feel comfortable.
Anti-Ragging : True to its core function of the welfare of the students, the Council has its very own Anti-Ragging Squad that ensures no ragging takes place on or near the H.R. College campus. The squad patrols in the college as well as till Churchgate station and Oval Maidan during the initial days to prevent any form of ragging of HR students and to make the freshers feel secure.
H.R. Carnival : Every year, the Council hosts the H.R. Carnival, a fun filled event especially for the F.Y.J.C students. Music and dance galore, the Carnival is an ice-breaker for freshers, a chance to make new friends and interact with the rest of the H.R Students.
Open Forum – Third Eye : The Open Forum is yet another step by the Council to ensure students’ welfare and is organized mainly to oversee any complaints, feedback and grievances as well as to give them an opportunity to provide positive feedback.
Held twice a year, this year the Open Forum was held on July 30-31, 2009, had a drop box which was kept in the college canteen in which students were invited to put in their feedback. The box was then passed on to the authorities and the management. Many of the suggestions made by the students have been implemented.
Numero Uno : For the 5th consecutive year, Numero Uno was held on December 19, 2009, and saw the participation of around 400 students from 70 colleges. Ms. Sucheta Dalal was Chief Guest at inter-collegiate Maths and Stats Quiz. Numero Uno 2009 began with the Sudoku Round, followed by its regulars of Commercial Mathematics, Geometry, Logic, Trigonometry, Calculus, Mensuration and Probability.
CORE COMMITTEE : Ashwin Bhatia (General Secretary), Chirag Bhatia (Sr. Joint Secretary), Nikita Chawla (Jr. Joint Secretary), Rudreshwar Malkani (Asst. Secretary), Kinjal Khimawat (Treasurer), Komal Kothari (Asst. Treasurer), Nupur Joshi (Marketing Director), Ali Abbas (Asst. Marketing Director), Komal Shah (Publicity Director), Ritika Ramani (Publicity Director), P.Sai Sailaja (Asst. Publicity Director), Mittal Shah (Asst. Publicity Director), Sunil Gandhi (Technical Director), Sahil Raina (Inter Club Coordinator), Riddhi Shah (Public Relations Officer), Tasneem Muchhala (Public Relations Officer), Trupti Sawant (Social Service Director), Vidya Padlekar (Social Service Director), Varuna Kaur (Hospitality Officer), Amer Ahmed (Hospitality Officer), Zoya Naik (Editor), Bharat Ingle (Sports & Security Officer), Manan Gala (Networking Director), Shashank Gore (Networking Director), Shreesh Jain (Networking Director), Banisha Singh (Anand Operations Officer), Sandeep Bali (Creative Director), Yashraj Jain (IPGS), Bhumika Vyas (Sports Representative), Karan Pandya (Cultural Representative), Shashank Shah (BAF/BBI/BFM Representative), Jyotirmoy Chaterjee (BMS Representative), Khushboo Sharma (Add-On Course Representative).
Dusshera and Dandiya Party : Last year, the Council hosted a Dusshera and Dandiya party for the teaching and the non-teaching staff along with the associates. The terrace was converted into a dance floor for playing dandiya and garba, with diyas all over the place. The staff and the associates enjoyed playing dandiya to the beat of some popular tracks.
K.E.M. Health Check-Up : The good health and safety of its students has always been a priority of H.R. College, that is why the Students’ Council of H.R. College partnered with medical students from K.E.M. Hospital to conduct a study on the prevalence of asthma among young adults from the ages of 18 to 25. The Council arranged for over a hundred students to get a lung-capacity test conducted by the doctors of K.E.M. Hospital. The K.E.M Health Check-Up was one of Council’s many social endeavours with the sole aim of students’ welfare.
T.Y. Farewell : The HR bond is clearly seen during the farewell which the Students’ Council specially organizes for the Graduating Batch as one last memorable evening before the series of examinations. Farewell 2008-2009 was a much talked about party with a lot of music and dance on 18th February, 2009. Our Principal was the Chief Guest and she along with the students, had a ball dancing to the music. Truly, the Council has surpassed from being just another student body to a close knit family.