Extension programme

Topic:“Hands on Training“ in Mushroom Cultivation and Dhoop fragrance Making
Target People:50 women Meembers - Silaiman village
Resource from: Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India
organized under Unnat Bharat Abiyan scheme
  Awareness Programme

Topic:Stop the Violence against Women?
Speaker: Mr. S. Davidson Devasirvatham
Commissioner of Police
Madurai City
  Guest Lecture

Topic:How Can I Develop My Personality
Speaker: Capt. N. Arun Nagendran
Associate Professor
Department of zoology
Thiagarajar College

  Medical Camp

Target People:Women Faculty Members of our College
Resource from: Apollo Hospitals

  Awareness Programme

Topic:Raise the Cudgel Against Violence on Women
Speaker: Mr. Kadhir
A human rights organisation of Madurai
  Guest Lecture

Topic:Menstrual Management & Hygienic Practices
Speaker: Dr. T. S. Ramyalakshmi
Assistant Professor
Department of zoology
Thiagarajar College
  Guest Lecture

Topic:Gender Studies: Significance in the current Scenario
Speaker: Dr.R.Sugantha Ramamoorthy
Associate Professor of Economics
Lady Doak College, Madurai
  One Day Workshop

Topic:Yoga for Better Eye Sight
Special Address: Ramesh Rishi
  International Women's Day Celebration

Topic:You and Your Identity
Special Address: Dr.R.Srinivasan
Dean,Studens Welfare
Thiagarajar College,Madurai
Resource Person: Dr.N.K.Asha Devi
Associate Professor
Department of Zoology
Thiagarajar College,Madurai
  State Level Seminar

Topic:Teens and The Media
Resource Person: Dr.S.V.M.Thirumurugan
Senior Freelance Consultant
Next big innovations lab
Bangalore Bio-innovation centre
Bangalore, Karnataka
  Poster Presentation Competition

Topic:"Shakthi: The Power of Feminity"
Special Address: Dr.V.Subathra Devi
Head of the Department
Department of English
Thiagarajar College
Keynote Address: Dr.R.Selameena
Managing Director
MadhuMeena Boutique,Madurai
Award Winner: Women Tech Maker Award 2016
  Guest Lecture on Power of Positive Attitude

Target People:UG Students
Demonstration:Power of Positive Attitude
Resource Person: Dr.R.Chandrasekhar
Department of Business Administration
Kalasalingam University,Srivilliputtur
  Guest Lecture On Food & Nutrition for Teenagers

Target People: UG Students
Demonstration:Food & Nutrition for Teenagers
Resource Person: Mrs.V.Suganya
Senior Dietician
Appollo Hospital,Madurai
  Women Welfare & Law

Target People:III UG Girl Students
Demonstration:Women Welfare & Law
Resource Person: Mr. G. Prabhu Rajadurai B.A., B.L.
Senior Advocate,
Madurai Bench of Madras High Court
  National Seminar on "Gender Challenges in Smart Cities: Interventions and Innovations
through Cyberspace and ICT"

Target People:Ph.D. Scholars, M.Phil., PG & UG Students
Keynote Address:Mrs.VisalakshiKannan
Founder and CEO, Raman Technologies,
Washington D.C., USA.
Special Address - 1:Dr. Payal Mago
Member, UGC Women's Studies Division,
Principal, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied,
Sciences for Women, New Delhi - 110096.
Special Address - 2:
  1. Mr.K.Parthipan MBBS., M.D
    City Health Officer, Madurai Corporation , Madurai.
    Title: MCT interventions for Women's Health in Smart Citites

  2. Ar.G.Balaji
    Associate Professor in Architecture, Thiagarjar College of Engineering, Madurai.
    Title : Skill Gaps in Smart Citites

  3. Dr.KavithaFennArunkumar MBBS., DPM
    Executive Director & Psychiatrist Hannah Joseph Hospital, K.K.Nagar, Madurai.
    Title : Mental Health for Women in Smart Cities

  4. Dr.N.Manimekalai
    Director, Women's Studies Centre, Bharathidasan University, Trichy.
    Title: Gender Challenges in Smart Cities

  5. Dr.R.Sugantha Ramamoorthy
    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Lady Doak College, Madurai
    Title : Women's Safety in Smart Citites
  A debate on "Women Liberation - was it given by Men or taken by Women?"

Target People:PG and UG students
Judge: Kalaimamani.Dr.G. Gnanasambanthan
  Women's Rights for a Healthy Society

Target People:PG and UG Students
Resource Person:
  1. Dr.S.Kasi
    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics,
    Thiagarajar College, Madurai

  2. Mrs. K. Praveena
    Lecturer, Department of Economics,
    Thiagarajar College, Madurai.
  Extension Programme on "Demonetisation & Swaatch Bharath Initiatives"

Target People:Villages of Poigaraipatti Panchayat
Resource Person: Mr.A.M.Michael Raj
District Informatics Officer,
National Informatics Centre, Madurai
  Cyber Crime and Net Security for Women

Target People:UG Students
Resource Person: Mr. S.Srinivasa Raghavan, B.A., B.L.
  Healthy Life Style

Target People:UG Students
Resource Person: Mrs.V.Suganya
Senior Dietician,
Apollo Hospital, Madurai
  Gender Champions

Target People:III UG Students
Resource Person: Dr.Kamalaveni
Assistant Professor, Department of Women's Studies,
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
    Adolescent Health

Target People:III UG and II PG (Girls)
Demonstration:Adolescent Health
Resource Person: Mrs. B. Ashifa B.Ed.
Programme Officer, Family Planning Association of India, Madurai.
    Creative Painting- a Hobby and an Art

Target People:III UG (Both Boys and Girls)
Demonstration:Creative Painting - a Hobby and an Art
Resource Person: Mr.S.Murugan
Pidilite Industries Ltd., Bengaluru

  Guest Lecture: Success Stories of Some Women Achievers

Target People:III UG, II PG(Aided) & III UG Self-finance Students
Collaborator Organisation:M.S.Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, Madurai
Inaugural Address: Dr. (Mrs). Uma Kannan
Vice-President & Secretary
(Chairperson, Women's Studies Centre)
Thiagarajar College, Madurai
Presidential Address: Dr.T.Rajasekar
Thiagarajar College, Madurai
Resource Person: Dr. N. Manimegalai
Professor & Director
Department of Women Studies
Bharathidasan University
  Workshop on Madurai Malli: Capacity Building and Self-employment Opportunities

Association with:Thiagarajar Crafts Foundation
  Psychoeducation and Student Counselling

Target People:Staff (Men & Women)
Collaborator Organisation:M.S.Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, Madurai
Resource Persons:
  1. Dr.C.RamaSubramanian, Psychiatrist, M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research foundation, Madurai
  2. Mr.K.S.P. Janardhan Babu, Assistant Director - Programmes, M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, Madurai
  3. Dr.Helen Premkumar, Assistant Professor in Zoology, Sri Meenakshi Government College, Madurai
  Legal Intervention for Violence against Women

Target People:UG Students
Collaborator Organisation:Evidence Human Rights Organization, Madurai
Resource Person: Mr. A. Kathir Executive Director, Evidence Human Rights Organization, Madurai.

  From Peace at Home to Peace in the World [Promoted by United Nations]

Target People:UG Students
Collaborator Organisation:SOCO Trust, Madurai
Resource Persons:
  1. Dr.K.Pankajam, Former Vice Chancellor, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram.
  2. Ms.R.Padmakumari, Women's Sub Committee - MRGIEA

  Two Day National Seminar on Issues and Strategies for Women’s Empowerment: Vision 2020

Date:14-03-13 & 15-03-13
Target People:Ph.D. Scholar, M.Phil., M.Sc. and Staff
Resource Persons:
  1. Dr. Kamala Selvaraj
    Obstetrician and Gynecologist, G G Hospital, Chennai
    Title: Empowering Women in Health
  2. Prof. Susheela Kaushik
    Co-Chair, National Consultative Committee, CBWM, UGC, New Delhi
    Title: Bringing Women to the Centre Stage
  3. Mrs. Srilakshmi Prasaad I.P.S.
    Additional DGP, Headquarters, O/O DGP, Chennai
    Title: Women in Civil Services
  4. Mrs. Kokilavane Thiyagharajha
    Central Govt. Counsel, High Court, Chennai
    Title: Human Rights in Women's Perspective
  5. Dr. Rekha Pande
    Head, Centre for Women's Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
    Title: Vision 2020: Empowering Women and Girls: Challenges and Strategies in Gender Equality
  6. Dr. N. Manimekalai
    Director , Dept. of Women's Studies, Bharathidasan University, Trichy
    Title: Women as Entrepreneurs
  7. Dr. K. Hemalatha
    Coordinator, Centre for Women Empowerment, Anna University, Chennai
    Title: Empowering Women in Information and Communication Technology
  8. Dr. Suganda Ramamoorthy
    Member, CDCWS, UGC, New Delhi, Associate Professor of Economics, Lady Doak College, Madurai
    Title: Women as Agents of Cultural Change
  9. Dr. Regina Papa
    Senior Consultant, Directorate of Rural Development and Panchayatraj, Chennai
    Title: Holistic Empowerment of women: Vision 2020

The UGC sponsored two-day National Seminar on Women Empowerment was conducted by the Women's Studies Centre of Thiagarajar College, Madurai on 14th and 15th March, 2013. Dr. Thamaraichelvan, the Principal welcomed the august gathering and Dr. Eyini, Director, Women's Studies Centre gave an overview of the seminar. Dr. Uma Kannan, Secretary, Thiagarajar College and Chairperson of the Centre delivered the presidential address. Dr. Kalyani Mathivanan, Vice-Chancellor, Madurai - Kamaraj University inaugurated the National Seminar. Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, the renowned Gynecologist of Chennai, Prof. Susheela Kausik of National Consultative Committee, New Delhi, Srilakshmi Prasad IPS, Member, Tamilnadu Commission for Women, Mrs. Kokilavane Thiyagharajhan, Central Government Counsel, High Court, Chennai, Dr. Rekha Pande, Head, Centre for Women's Studies Center, University of Hyderabad, Dr. Velumani, Director, Women's Studies Centre, Gandhigram Rural University and Dr. Manimekalai Director, Department of Women's Studies, Bharathithasan University, Trichy delivered special lectures on various issues and strategies of Women Empowerment. Mrs. Hema, proposed the vote of thanks.

On the Second day, Prof. Saraswathi, Director, Women's Studies Centre, Madurai Kamaraj University, Dr. Hemalatha, Coordinator, Centre for Women Empowerment, Anna University, Chennai, Dr. Jeyarathnam, Director, Women's Studies Centre, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore and Dr. Suganda Ramamoorthy, Member CDCWS, UGC, New Delhi and Dr. Regina Papa, Senior Consultant, Directorate of Rural Development and Panchayatraj, Chennai, spoke on various issues on Women empowerment. Over two hundred papers were presented out of which 80 were presented by men participants.

  An Awareness Programme on Holistic Healthcare for Women

Target People:For Girl Students and Women Faculty Members
Resource Persons:
  1. Dr. Sudha Dheep
    Gynaecologist, Taj Clinic, K.K.Nagar
  2. Mrs.K.Shanthi Bala and Mr.A.Arul Ganesh,
    Nutritionist, Wellness Industry Clinic, Anna Nagar
  3. Mrs. Suganya
    Senior Dietitian, Apollo Speciality Hospital
  4. Mr. K.P. Gangadharan
    Assistant Professor, Institute of Gandhian Studies and Research, Gandhi Museum

An Awareness Programme on Holistic Healthcare for Women, for Girl Stuents and Women Faculty Members of the College on 30th August 2012.
The Director of the Centre, Dr.M.Eyini welcomed the gathering. Dr.Uma Kannan, the Chairperson of the Centre and Secretary of the College, delivered the presidential address. In which she extolled the need for creating awareness on holistic healthcare among women students and staff members. Dr.A.Thamaraichelvan, the Principal, felicitated the programme. Dr.Sudha Dheep, Gynaecologist, Taj Clinic, K.K. Nagar, Madurai gave a guest lecture on "Personal Hygiene". The session was followed by the fitness counseling by Mrs.K.Shanthi Bala and Mr.A.Arul Ganesh, Nutritionist, Wellness Industry Clinic, Anna Nagar, Madurai. In this session the participants' health and fitness were checked by measurement of height, weight, BMI, BMR and cholesterol level. Based on the assessments they were counselled on their diet and exercise requirement.
Mrs.Suganya, Senior Dietitian, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai gave a gust lecture on "Diet and Nutrition". She emphasized the significance of a balanced diet to maintain a healthy body and mind. Mr. K.P. Gangadharan, Assistant Professor, Institute of Gandhian Studies and Research, Gandhi Museum, Madurai talked on "Yoga and Meditation". He demonstrated the basic and essential yoga steps essential for women to sustain holistic health.
Mrs. A.M. Hema, Associate Professor of Computer Science proposed the vote of thanks.

Mr.M.Kanagaraj, District Officer, Welfare of the
Differently–Abled providing suggestions for the participants

Mr.Nammazhwar, Clinical Psychologist, addressing the participants about their potential skills
  One Day Workshop on Life Skills and Career Opportunities
for Differently–Abled Students

Target People:Differently-abled Students
Resource Persons:
  1. Mr.M.Kanagaraj
    District Officer, Welfare of the Differently-Abled
  2. Mr. Nammazhwar, Clinical Psychologist
  3. Mrs.Manoranjitham
    District Coordinator for the IAS coaching for the Differently-Abled, Madurai Collectorate
  4. Mrs.Maida Thomas
    Head, Department of French, Fatima College
  5. Mr.Bojaraj and Mr. Karthik

The differently-abled students interacted with the resource persons raising several questions concerning different issues of the differently-abled like the rules governing the usage of bus, the boundaries of the transport divisions covering Madurai and nearby places and the eligibility criteria for attending IAS coaching. They expressed the opinion regarding the disabled-friendly status of various public places. They claimed that the lack of the provision of wheelchairs or ramps in several public places make the differently-abled more immobile. The college proposes to start a rehabilitation cell from the next academic year with the support and approval of UGC, New Delhi.

Dr.A.Aruna Devaraj, Resource Person
addressing the participants on Herbal Health Care

Dr.Visalakshi Kannan, Founder and CEO,
Raman Technologies Inc., Washington D.C., USA
addressing the participants on Entrepreneurial Skills
  Inauguration of Certificate Course on Herbal Cosmetics

Target People:Students of aided stream
Resource Persons: 1. Dr. Visalakshi Kannan
Founder and CEO, Raman Technologies Inc.
Washington D.C., USA
2. Dr. A. Aruna Devaraj
Associate Professor (Ret.) and Herbal Scientist,
Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women, Theni

Women's Studies Centre of Thiagarajar College, Madurai is introducing two certificate courses for the girl students of the college from this academic year. Dr. Uma Kannan, Secretary, Thiagarajar College who is also the Chairman of the Women's Studies Centre delivered the Presidential Address. She talked on the importance of learning skills required for self-employment and the need for acquiring skills for becoming an entrepreneur. Mrs. Visalakshi Kannan Founder and CEO, Raman Technologies Inc. Washington D.C., USA held an interactive session with the students involving psychometric test and motivational test for becoming an entrepreneur. Dr. Aruna Devaraj, Associate Professor (Rtd.) and Herbal Scientist, Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women, Theni gave a guest lecture on "Herbal Health Care". She introduced the different herbs used in skin, hair and health care by using real specimen and through power point presentation.

Mrs.V.Maragathavalli, Gram Panchayat President,
Vilachery, Madurai addressing the participants in
Soft Skills Based Training for Rural Women

Resource person addressing the women participants
during the aptitude skill training programme
  Soft Skills Based Training for Rural Women

Date:09-Mar-11 and 10-Mar-11
Target People:Rural Women
No. of participants:75
Guest Speaker:Mrs.V.Maragathavalli
Gram Panchayat President,
Vilachery, Madurai.
Resource Persons:1. Mrs. Uma Subramanian, Aptitude Trainer, Madurai.
2. Ms. A. Maheshwari Lecturer, Department of Business Administration
3. Dr. D. Pandiaraja, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The programme motivated the women participants by boosting their morale and increased their mental readiness in appearing for the competitive examinations.

Mr. Francis Xavier sensitizing the participants on the role of
women in combating plastics pollution and controlling it
through reducing the usage of plastics.

SHG member resource person demonstrating
agave fibre separating technique
  Creation of Science Awareness among SHG women (in association with Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai)

Date:11-Feb-11 and 12-Feb-11
Venue:Diamond Jubliee Hall
Target People:Self Help Group Women
No. of participants:64
Guest Lecture:"Plastic Pollution - causes and remedies" Mr. Francis Xavier, Project Officer, People's Welfare Society, Madurai.

"Paper Cups and Paper Bags making" Mr. V. Shankara Narayanan, Project Manager, Centre for Micro Enterprises, Gandhigram Trust, Gandhigram

To create awareness on different environment issues and to introduce the latest indigenous technologies among farmers.

Dr.P.Angayarkanni addressing the participants in the
Anaemia Awareness Camp

Haemoglobin content measurement
for the adolescent girl participants
  Anaemia Awareness Camp for adolescent girls

Venue:Anganwadi, Panchayat Union Primary School, Vandiyur
Target People:Adolescent Girls of Vandiyur and Thevar Nagar Child Development Blocks
No. of participants:110
Resource Persons:Dr.P.Angayarkanni, Associate Professor, Govt. Medical College, Madurai.

To measure the haemoglobin content of the adolescent girls and to create awareness about the impact of anaemia on their health.

Dr. Uma Kannan, Secretary, Thiagarajar College visiting the computer training programme organized by the Women's Studies Centre of the college for women school drop outs

Participants of the Computer Training programme
  Free Computer Training on Word Processing, Excel and Internet Access for Girl Students Dropped out of School

Date:From 15-Nov-10 to 22-Nov-10
Target People:Girl Students dropped out of 10th or 12th Standard
No. of participants:25
Resource Persons:B.Sc.(C.S.), B.Sc.(I.T.), Commerce Lecturers-4 No.,
Women's Studies Centre Project Assistants - 2 No.
and M.Sc. Students - 4 No.

On 15th November 2010, girls who had dropped out of school were given free computer training in MS-Office and internet.