Education Beyond the Curriculum
Our mission statement focuses on the integrated development of students. This is clearly visible in the emphasis on co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Active participation in these programmes helps to develop, nurture and hone the qualities and skills of conceptualisation, innovativeness, entrepreneurship, critical thinking and analysis, social service, leadership, organisation, co-ordination, teamwork and implementation. In addition to such academic skills, other skills such as communication skills, computing skills, life coping skills, creative skills, performing skills, sports and games are emphasised through various committees and programmes.
In a bid to tap the creative potential of the students and to enable them to assimilate essential skills like teamwork, work ethics, conceptualisation, designing, as well as heightened awareness and understanding of society, the college publishes the following:
- Quest, the annual students' magazine - published uninterrupted since 1972. The magazine taps the literary potential of the students and allows them to use their creativity, imagination and writing abilities.
- College Newsletter:Campus Pulse, is a biannual publication which presents a record of the programs and activities organised in one Semester.
- BSSS Journal of Social Work, is an academic journal published by the Department of Social Work which encourages student and teacher contributions related to the area of social awareness and community service.
- BSSS Journal of Commerce, UGC approved, is an annual publication from the Department of Commerce, which focuses on the latest developments, trends and issues in the field of commerce.
- BSSS Journal of Management, UGC approved, from the Department of Management Studies is a forum for the students, staff, research scholars and other academicians to contribute towards increased awareness of management related concepts.
- BSSS Journal of Education is an annual journal published by the Department of Education to provide access to readers and learners with common interests in educational issues and challenges.
- BSSS Literary Newsletter is a venture of the Department of English. The objective of this publication is to encourage and tap the creative abilities and literary talents of the students.
- Magna, An annual publication by the Department of Management, it showcases the collective effort of students into writing and editing. Magna displays the achievements of co-curricular and extra curricular activities during the academic year.
- Biannual Department e-Magazine, "IT Matters" encourages students of the Computer Department to update and showcase their creativity and IT skills.
- The Budding Economists is an annual publication by the students of the Economics Department and serves as a mouthpiece for the expression of ideas, opinions, sharing of research work and facts.
The Management Club
The Association aims at improving the managerial skills of the students and acquainting them with the global business scenario. Membership is open for all students of Management faculty.
The association conducts workshops and seminars, arranges field visits to different industrial units and training programs, organizes quizzes, group discussions and panel discussions, product and advertising development competitions to keep students abreast with the current trends in the business world.
The Commerce club is a forum that is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the multinational environment. The club, under the guidance of a staff coordinator attempts to provide a comprehensive understanding of the cultural, financial, geographical, political, national and international economic issues that affect commercial activities. Moreover the club regularly organizes programmes like extension lectures, seminars and interactive sessions
NSS - The National Service Scheme
The National Service Scheme (NSS) provides an opportunity for students to channelize their talents and skills in the service of society. It teaches the dignity of human labour and the significance of disciplined life and works to instil in students the spirit of patriotism and proactive responsibility for the community. The work done by the student volunteers is recognised and certified by the University.
NCC - The National Cadet Corps
The NCC unit of the college imparts quality training to boys and girls and inculcates in them the qualities of leadership, unity and discipline. Active participation in the NCC also opens new vistas of learning and empowers students in the face of the socio-economic challenges of our times. The unit actively trains students and has made the college and city proud through its participation at the National level in parades and camps.
This club, spearheaded by the Physical Education Department conducts regular sports activities, practice sessions and competitions at the Intra College and intercollegiate levels.
The cultural forum recognizes the diversity of cultures that make BSSS a true melting pot of ideas and opinions. The forum works to inculcate Indian traditions, culture and values, to recognize talent and provide a platform for the students to enhance confidence.
The forum works through Cultural competitions, Youth festival, Fete, Annual functions, Traditional Day and Cultural week
College Educational Tours
The college organizes educational tours for all faculties annually to help students connect with real life functions and situations in industries, institutions and agencies. Students spend about a week at various destinations across the country and learn through shared responsibility and exposure to new experiences.
Literary Society and Communication Forum
The Literary Society is one of the oldest activity groups functioning in the college. It was envisaged to provide to the students of BSSS a platform wherein they could express their ideas and opinions and learn from the interaction with other minds .It reflected the founding aim of this institution of facilitating critical thinking and creativity.
Apart from the annual inter college competitions, the society organizes word games, group discussions, personality games, screening of movie classics, debate, open forums, wall journals and many other interactive activities.
A recent initiative of the students has translated into the forming of a Literary club called Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe New FangledÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ which has about 30 students as members. The members of the club meet on a weekly basis and organize Group discussions, debates and other communication and public speaking activities.
The club aims at enhancing and assessing student awareness and understanding of the world around them. Every year a fresher quiz is organized for the first year students along with inter collegiate Quiz competitions. The college team represents the college in inter collegiate Quiz competitions organized by other colleges and the University
I T Club
To hone the potential of a hugely IT aware student group the club works towards providing a platform for student interaction and view sharing, increasing proficiency in the field of I.T. and helping students in keeping pace with the latest technological developments. Its many activities also offer students an opportunity to be acquainted with the IT market and the industry especially with a view to a variety of cutting edge career options.
The nature club gives a human face to the present environmental issues and empower students to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development of nature. The club celebrates the green day and organizes events and activities to sensitize the student community towards the conservation of nature.
BSSS celebrates Republic Day and Independence Day with great enthusiasm and fervor. The occasion is marked by activities that bring the students together in a shared sense of responsibility towards the nation. Tree plantations, community service, cultural programs that reflect India's diversity and competitive events that blend youthful enthusiasm and patriotism form a part of our nation building activities.
The aim of education at BSSS is to prepare students not only for examinations but also for responsibilities of life. College life being an important formative experience, study of subjects and courses must be supplemented with meaningful value education.
At BSSS we bring up a student community that is morally conscientious and aware. We help students prepare to face the challenges and realities of modern society and its culture by the use of various fora like the inter religious dialogue, regular formal and informal student teacher interaction and the use of the audio visual media especially the making of films on value education.
Observance of Socially Relevant Days:
This practice is an initiative of the Department of Social Work. However, students of the entire college are involved. The objective is to sensitize the youth to these social issues and to provide a platform for students to do something meaningful in addressing these global and rampant social problems.
World AIDS Day
World Health Day
World Human Rights Day
World Alzheimers Day
World Leprosy Day
World T B Day
World Water Day
World Heritage day -
Every year BSSS celebrates World Heritage day in order to help the youth to know the different aspects of the culture of the world.
Charity day -
In order to deepen the awareness among the students about the human rights especially the right to food, BSSS students collect charity funds and food grains to donate to homes for destitute.
Counselling Cell -
The college offers professional advise to students on educational and personal matters. Trained professionals with a background in psychology can be approached for appointment during college hours on all working days.
Rhythm Campus Radio -
The college offers a campus audio-visual facility which serves as a platform for conducting discussions, sharing of views, enabling access to important lectures and disbursing information. Besides, it also enables us to hone and utilize in-house talent and to enhance the skills of students who organise and run the program under trainer guidance. This facility can be accessed through the college website 24*7.
The BSSS museum brings to the college a slice of world culture through the many artifacts that it houses. It reflects our diversity and broadens the world vision of our students.
- Herbal garden
- Organic Vegetable Cultivation programme