ABC CLUB (English Club)
To improve the communication skills of English, the department of computer applications introduced ABC Club. This club aims to acquaint students with various language skills and functions. Students can learn, play, communicate, and practice different skills, through games, songs, fun quizzes, and short presentations on topics of their own interests.
To help students to acquire the basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking for developing proficiency in English.
To help students to cultivate the habit of using English language in formal and informal situations.
To promote learning of English through various activities
Unnath Bharath Abhiyan
. To enable participating higher educational Institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth.
. To create a virtuous cycle between society and an inclusive academic system by providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and private sectors in responding to the development needs of rural India
Skill Development Training Under UBA: As part of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) Skill Development Training, classes were conducted for the women of Choonikkara Panchayat (Ward no .15) on Friday, 20th September 2019 .The programme was arranged by the B.com department of SCMS School Of Technology and Management under the guidance of faculty co-ordinators .The training sessions were led by third year B.Com students on paper bag making, paper crafts and glass painting. Around 40 women attended the class which was arranged at the Ayankali Cultural Hall. Panchayat member Ms.Safiya Ali, Area Development Society Secretary Ms. Suneera Salim also attended the training sessions.
Clean Kattepaadam: On the 28th of September 2019, the students of SSTM, Kalamassery in connection with UBA (Unath Bharath Abhyaan) and ‘Adayalam’(a youth organization to promote agriculture) under the leadership of faculty co-ordinators went to Kattepaadam, Muttom with the motive of cleaning the place and to build a resting place for the farmers. The team reached the destination by 9:30am. Kattepaadam is a place well known for heaps of waste .The students started with cleaning the area. The students found it really difficult to separate the wastes as it was mixture of tonnes of plastic and broken pieces of glasses. Despite of the harsh rays of the sun the students collected a huge heaps of waste. They cleaned along the roadside for about 2 km, after which they planted around 150 saplings along the road side. A resting place was built by the students for the farmers and named it “Selfie Spot”. It is a hut like structure made up of bamboo and other eco-friendly items. The place was made attractive by planting many varieties of flowering plants around it. The students were also given a chance to work on the fields and to plant paddy.
Club Of Digital Explorers (CODE)
CODE is a student oriented club initiated by MCA Department in the year 2019. The Technical Programming Club of Computer application Department (CODE) has been working to provide opportunities to enthusiast students to go beyond the academic boundaries of curriculum. The purpose of the club is to improve and enhance the technical skill set of the students so that we can mould students for industry ready expertise by organizing various technical activities. Students can explore different areas of interest, create a social environment where students with various technology experiences come together and share information with one another. The students meet twice in a month to discuss on various activities that can be conducted to enhance the skills. The club organized activities like Debugging, Fastest Finger, C&C, Blind Coding, Technical Quiz, Sudoku, Puzzle Champs, Cube Code, Tech Talks etc. All the students of MCA department actively participated in the events and prize distribution to the winners has also done.
The department of computer applications of SSTM aims to guide students to choose right career and to give knowledge, skill, and aptitude and meet the manpower requirements of the Industry, thus assisting students in obtaining placement in reputed companies.
The students of MCA and DDMCA are given specialized training by external agencies and also in house training is provided by faculty of computer applications department in areas like aptitude, communication skills, group discussion, interviews and CV, Technical support training, logical ability, guest speaker session, company profile sessions, grooming sessions.
The students undergo aptitude tests, group discussions, writing and technical skills evaluation, thereby making the students to be successful in job interviews. Feedback is collected based on student performance and they are advised to improve in the respective fields where they are found to be lagging.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
We, at SSTM have created a long precedence of engaging in extension activities for last many years. Our management philosophy inculcates a culture wherein our entire staff & students are inclined to engage in extension activities. As part of this initiative, we have been playing a prominent role in sensitizing our students towards social issues & community services.
With this as objective we have been doing activities under various brand names like ‘No Horn Day’ To create awareness among Kochiites on the effect of noise pollution, a ‘Flash Mob’ As part of World Autism Awareness Day, Poster Making Competition on the theme ‘My Vision: Corruption Free India’ as part of the Vigilance Week Celebration, Road safety campaign: an awareness programme on “Helmets for your safety” in association with the Motor Vehicles Department of Ernakulam District, Post flood relief activities, under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan which is constituted under MHRD students worked with people of rural India in identifying challenges & finding solutions for it, awareness programme on Health and Breast Cancer in collaboration with AIMS to obliterate the ignorance, fear and taboo related breast cancer, as the part of Swachh Bharat Campaign students came together and joint their hands to clean our basketball court ground and its surroundings & the college premises, a short film was also created based on the theme Swatch Bharath.
Add-on Courses and Bridge courses
The department offers various add on courses to both UG and PG students to enhance the employability of students and to bridge the gap between theory and practical. Add-on courses designed in our departments helps the students to do their final year projects and helping them in their placement activities, thus enabling them to acquire an additional skills along with their Degree certificates. Students can pursue these programmes along with their regular Degree programmes.
A bridge course for newly admitted students is conducted every year before the commencement of the first semester classes. The main objective of the course is to bridge the gap between subjects studied at plus two level and subjects they would be studying in Graduation. The syllabus for the course is framed in such a way that they get basic knowledge on the subjects which they would be learning through graduation.
National Service Scheme (NSS)
The NSS Unit of SSTM started in the year 2013. The Unit No. of SSTM is 130. Since the start of the NSS Unit at SSTM, the institution has provided various activities related to NSS. A 3-day camp and a 7-day camp is provided every year for the students enrolled in NSS. The 3-day camp is organized in the campus and the 7-day camp is organized out of the campus. The activities of NSS were conducted during special days such as “World No Tobacco Day”, “World Environment Day”, “Reading Day”, “International Yoga Day”, “Gandhi Jayanthi”, “Women’s Day”, “Rashtriya Ektha Divas”, to name a few. Blood Donation Camp, Cancer awareness and Eye Testing was conducted in the campus for health awareness. NSS Unit has formed an Anti-Narcotic Club under the direction of Kerala State Excise Department. Various activities on behalf of NSS were conducted for students such as awareness program on “Online Cyber Security”, “Chekkutty making workshop”, other workshops and competitions. An awareness on “Organic Farming” was conducted at Vijayapuram Panchayath, Kottayam as a part of Kottayam District Organic Literacy Campaign. NSS volunteers has offered social service by offering clothes and other utilities for the rain hit people. Surveys were conducted in Choornikkara Panchayat for rebuilding houses as a part of Rebuild Kerala Project initiated by the Govt. of Kerala
The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is a project funded by MHRD, Government of India. The project was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003. The main objective of the project is to offer a high quality web based course on various engineering disciplines and core science for the students, faculties and industry persons.
With the implementation of the project, NPTEL enables the participants to obtain certificates which mold them to be employable in the industry or pursue a suitable higher education programme. NPTEL is offering the online courses with a time line of 4, 8-, or 12-weeks through an online portal. All the courses are relevant to students in all years of higher education .
Women’s cell in the department aimed to equip and empower women. Various activities conducted as part of women cell are
• Dr. Yukio Kamino, Senior Researcher and Coordinator of OISCA (Organization for Industrial Spiritual and Cultural Advancement), an organization headquartered at Tokyo, Japan addressed the students on the topic “Ecofeminism”. Ecofeminism refers to a concept of women characteristics that are nature friendly
• As an initiative of SWARA, the women's cell of SCMS a talk was conducted on " How to eat smart" by Ms. Neetha Thomas, Nutritionist, Silverline hospital, Kadavanthra on 15.11.2018 at 3.30 pm
• SWARA celebrated this happy togetherness at SCMS campus. A photography contest was there in connection with the same titled “Her Happiness”.
• Josh talks partnered with ITC Vivel as a part of its brand philosophy introduced ‘Know Your Rights’ with the objective to change the collective consciousness through an increased perceptiveness on gender-sensitive issues; enable gender-responsive actions at a personal level and build confidence through the knowledge of rights
The Department of Computer Applications has an Incubation cell as a part of IEDC cell, SSTM which is committed to provide facilities which are required for the startup communities.
In incubation cell the following facilities are provided: Individual office space for the incubate with all the facilities like individual table with computer for the entire team, landline, high speed internet facilities and a printer.
The incubation cell is open for everyone, i.e. for the students and faculty members. Periodic meetings are held with the incubates to nurture their ideas. The incubates of Department of Computer Applications get the facility of state of the art computer labs and mentoring support from experienced teaching staff.
The facilities provided at the Incubation cell includes mentoring support and consultation support to all the incubates in identification of opportunities, brain storming and prototyping.
Department of Computer Applications is gifted with an active alumni association. There is an annual get-together of the alumnae organized every year. Departmental alumnae gatherings are also conducted. The members are consistently present for all major events in the college, rendering their whole hearted support and co-operation.
The activities and contributions of the association are the following:
Our alumni serve as resource persons for seminars and value education classes and play a key role in grooming students for various competitions and placement.
They give feedback on curriculum and facilities available on the campus and contribute to the improvement of infrastructural facilities.
• VARNA, a cultural extravaganza acts as a place form for the students to enhance the social interaction and facilitate exchange of cultural ideas and thoughts. VARNA encompass a wide range of art forms including mime, music, spot dance, pencil sketching, spot painting, mehendi, non-fire cooking, photography, dubsmash etc.
• Onam celebration is a wonderful and notable day at SCMS every year. It is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala. The festival Onam falls during August or September every year. The celebrations start with setting up an attractive floral decoration (pookkalam) at the foyer followed by various competitions like pookkalam, onappattu, thiruvathira kali, vadamvali, banana eating, uriyadi and so on.
- Various activities were conducted to enhance the artistic talents of students.