To develop and empower women through education that fosters knowledge and skills, promotes values of equality, secularism and national integration, moulds character through discipline and rigour and creates an open mind capable of assimilating the best traditions of the East and the West.

Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Alumni Association

The Society

Name of the Society: Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Alumni Association

Certificate of Registration of Societies of West Bengal Act XXVI of 1961 S/2L/no. 22030 of 2014-15 Certified by Registar of Firms, Societies and Non-trading Corporations, West Bengal.

 

Present and Registered Address


Gokhale Memorial Girls' College
1/1, Harish Mukherjee Road, Kolkata-700020
West Bengal, India
Email: gokhalecollegekolkata@gmail.com

 

Objectives

The association aims towards spreading education for the uplift and emancipation of women of our society. It also aims at assisting the college authority to provide exposure to modern teaching methodologies and encourage positive thinking and foster development in various fields of life. It also provides a platform for interaction among past and present students and their families, former teaching and non-teaching staff and their families in order to provide continuity between an inherited glorious past and a prospective future. Besides, the society also manages and receives endowments, donations and properties from time to time.

 

Members

Sl. No. Name Occupation Description
1 Prof. (Dr.) Nilanjana Sanyal Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta President
2 Dr. Atashi Karpha Principal Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Vice President
3 Sm Sangeeta Sen Course Co-ordinator, At Advertising Sales Promotion And Sales Management, Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Kolkata Secretary
4 Sm Prativa Mishra Thakur Service, Branch Manager, Allahabad Bank Jodhpur Park Branch Treasurer
5 Sm Nayan Mitra CSR Consultant Asstt. Secretary
6 Dr. Shikharini Majumdar Assistant Professor, Service, IISWBM, College Square(West) Asstt. Secretary
7 Sm Sumita Sanyal Secretary, Governing Body, Gokhale Memorial Girls' School & College Association President, Soroj Nalini Dutta Memorial Association Member
8 Dr. Mitra Bhattacharya Reader (Retired ) Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls' College, Howrah Member
9 Dr. Leena Nair Sengupta Associate Professor, Department of Psychology , Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Member
10 Sm Ratnabali Ray Activist, Anjali Mental Health Rigts Association Member
11 Sm Barnali Barman Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Member
12 Sm Sarama Das Librarian , Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Member

 

The Association is privileged to have Smt Aloka Mitra, Chairperson of Women's' Interlink Foundation, Kolkata, as an Honorary Member. Smt. Mitra's presence would greatly inspire the Association in its work towards empowerment of women.

Donations

It has donated Rs.10,000/- to Gokhale Memorial Girls' College during closing the ceremony of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration held on 6th May, 2014 at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata. The association desired that the amount be spent on infrastructural development of the Institution.

Requirements for Membership in Alumni Association

Alumni Membership Form - Feedback Form

Procedure for Filling in the Alumni Membership Form

 

A Tribute to Prof. Jasodhara Bagchi

The first time I met Jasodharadi was at a meeting of a feminist organization in the courtyard of the house of the Karlekars and Nalini Das, which was a homely affair. It is not what she had said that I remember now but the song she had sung with full-throated ease: "Aami Chitrangada, aami rajendranandini; nahi devi, nahi samanya naari (I am Chitrangada, heir to the King; neither goddess nor just a woman)". Her rendering gave the song new meaning and resonance for me. Since then, this has happened again and again over the last thirty or so years whenever I heard her sing familiar or unfamiliar songs - like when she sang "aamar mukti aaloy aaloy, ei aakashe" (My freedom lies in this sky, this light) at a street-corner meeting held to protest against the incarceration of Dr. Binayak Sen....
Read the full Tribute to Prof. Jasodhara Bagchi

 

Activities of the Alumni

Alumni Association Activities 2017-18

  • The Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Alumni Association donated a sanitary napkin vending machine to Gokhale Memorial Girls' College in June, 2017. View photos
     
  • The association organised Stem Cell Donation Awareness Programme in collaboration with "Datri", an NGO on 08/09/17 in the College premise. Sample collection from the staff, students and the alumni members of Gokhale Memorial Girls' College was done on 08/09/17 and 08/11/17.
     
  • Inspired by the Grand success of Mohona 2016, the Alumni Association went another step ahead to organize Mohona 2017 on 9th September, 2017 at the Sarala Ray Memorial Community Hall in the College premises. Sm. Koel Mullick , an Alumnae & Actor, was a Chief Guest in the event. Mohona was a fete cum exhibition of product of organization working for the upliftment of the socially, physically and mentally challenged section of the society. The President of the Association, Prof. (Dr.)Nilanjana Sanyal, Eminent Psychologist, praised the members of the Association to make Mohona a reality. Dr. Atashi Karpha, the College Principal lent her whole hearted support and best wishes for the endeavour of the Association. Around 20 NGO’s and Social Awareness Club of Gokhale Memorial Girls' College participated in the event. View 2016 photos | View 2017 photos
     
  • The association organised a health camp on 18/11/17. General Health Check-up, Eye Check-up, Diabetes testing, ECG & Gynaecological check-up was part of the health camp. It was conducted by the doctors of ESI Hospital, Sealdah. The staffs, students, guardians and members of the alumni association, more than 100 in number availed of the facilities. View photos
     
  • A Special Lecture was organised for the Department of History, Gokhale Memorial Girls' College. The Lecture was delivered by Sri Aniket De, a researcher in the Department of History, Harvard University, on 22/08/17. He spoke on, "Our Songs, Their Gods, Nation and Performance in the Bengal Borderland". View photos
     
  • "Wonders of the Sky" in collaboration with Sky Watchers Association Kolkata was organised on 15/03/18 to create interest about the Universe, Solar System, Galaxy etc. Among the young generation. View photos
     
  • Dr. Anindita Chaudhuri, a member of the Governing Council of the Association was the resource person in collaboration with Gokhale Memorial Girls' College in a Gender Sensitization Programme, titled "Understanding Gender and Sexuality in Indian Context". View photos.
     

 

More Activities

INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH MR. BARUN CHANDA

An interactive session with renowned advertising and film veteran, Mr. Barun Chanda, was organised by the Alumni Association of GMGC, on the 16th of March 2017. As an ex professor associated with the department, Mr. Chanda expressed his desire to renew his ties with the college and engage with the students in the upcoming academic sessions.

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BOOK LAUNCH ON WORLD CSR DAY

The U.S Consul General, Mr. Craig Hall, on the occasion of the World CSR Day formally released the Book, 'Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Cases and Developments after the legal mandate' in a program titled 'CSR: American and Indian Approaches' at the Lincoln Room, American Center on February 18, 2017.

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COUNSELLING SESSION BY PROF. DR. NILANJANA SANYAL

A counselling session was conducted by eminent psychologist and President, Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Alumni Association Prof. Dr. Nilanjana Sanyal, a GMGC Alumni Association initiative.

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REMEDIAL CLASSES

Remedial classes conducted for the students of the Psychology department from second and third year by Alumni Association members Smt. Rudrani Chatterjee (Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Psychiatry SSKM Hospital, Kolkata) and Smt. Aparajita Chowdhury (Clinical Psychologist) in the session 2016-17

 

MOHONA

The Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Alumni Association was initiated with this concept of happiness at the core of their philosophy. And, it is in pursuit of this happiness that the debut annual celebration of Mohana.

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Mohona 2016 was organised on September 23, 2016 between 2:00 - 7:00 pm at the Sarala Memorial Hall in the College premises. View details...

 

HEALTH CAMP ON 18th NOVEMBER 2016

The Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Alumni Association organised a Health Camp for the faculty and students of the college on 18th of November, which is the death anniversary of the founding Principal of the college, Dr. S E Rani Ghosh. The objective of the camp was to provide a thorough routine check up to detect minor health conditions or the possibility of any major conditions.

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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING

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SEMINAR ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

A seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility titled, "The CSR Business Case" was arranged by the Association. It was held in the College premise on 6th July, 2015 at 6 pm. Dr. Lars Isaksson, Professor in Global Business Strategy at Bond University, Australia delivered his lecture which was followed by an interactive session with him. The seminar was attended by alumni members as well as academics, persons from banking and its related sectors, who are interested in CSR .  View details...

 

VISIT TO CHILD CARE HOME
The members of the Alumni Association visited Child Care Home at Salt Lake on 2nd May, 2015.
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