Name of the Society: Gokhale Memorial Girls' College Alumni
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
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.
|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.
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
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
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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".
- "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
- 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".
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mohona 2017 View details...
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.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING
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.