Fresh as opposed to tinned. Fresh as opposed to stale. Fresh as opposed to the wrinkled, the decaying. Fresh as in a newcomer, as in a fresher, a newbie.
And what good is a fresher if the fresh face is not appreciated; the talents that the breaths of pure, fresh air blows in, celebrated? Crisp, firm, unwilted, the Bhawanipr Education Society College (BESC) paid tribute to the faces that are destined rule the campus and the world. The event: the Calcutta Times, Oppo Fresh face ’17. The Date: June 6th, 2017. The venue: “Don’t act fresh, there is only one campus for events like these, BESC”!
The Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) witnessed an event of a different type on the 10th of August, when close to a hundred and fifty odd students trooped in to the newly furbished Society Hall, ostensibly to indulge in their passion for Mathematics and select the college representatives for the next Maths Olympiad.
The Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) has always put an inordinate amount of stress on ensuring that its students are not only empowered academically, but are also equipped with the necessary skill sets that will ensure their ready deployment in the job market. The onus is made clear from the very beginning – BESC students must pass out from its campus as industry ready agents of socio-economic change, factors in the process of Wealth Creation for the Nation.
Facebook has allegedly been forced to pull the plug on an experiment that mutated itself beyond control with at least two computers communicating with each other in a language of their own creation, unaided and without outside human intervention. Is AI attaining critical mass? Is Fuzzy Logic coming on its own? Is our obsession to replicate the human mind going horribly wrong? What are the issues of ethicality that need to be addressed even as we go on in our eternal quest to play the God of mind? Suddenly, AI, chip embedded as the world has become, is engaging the popular imagination and the Bhawanipur Education Society College, BESC, is no exception.
Mun – The Model United Nations is primarily an educational simulation through which participating students are exposed to a variety of concepts like diplomacy, the working of the United Nations and the finer nuances of International Relations. By its very nature, MUN (also called the Model UN) encourages students to research; brush their skills in writing, debating and public speaking; apart from fostering in them qualities such as critical thinking, leadership and team work.
The Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) was one of the first institutions in the country to facilitate the move into the GST regime. Not was GST related Seminars with eminent speakers organised I the last fiscal, it had unveiled a course for students and working professionals even before GST had formally gone on force.
The 15-day intense GST Course of BESC has been so well received by the students and working professionals that it has been swamped with requests for re-runs and so far 8 such batches have already been conducted, in which 320 students have been exposed to the intricacies of the new tax structure. Hailed as a course that is “by the specialists, of the practitioners and for the professionals”, the GST course was not only a prime mover in the domain, but has also set the high water-mark, which is being sought to be replicated in other campuses around the country now.
“This time it is different” said Prof Dilip Shah, the Dean of student affairs as he addressed the thousand odd students who had gathered in the Turf to celebrate the Independence Day at the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC). “This time it is different because we will consciously try to move beyond the ceremonies and ensure that this special day is accorded the love and respect that we bear for it in our hearts – walk the talk!”
The Tricolour was unfurled with full solemnity and was followed by a march past in which students of the Bhawanipur School and the NCC unit of the college took part. This was followed by a rousing speech by Prof Suman Mukherjee, The Director General of the College, wherein spelt out the true meaning of freedom, the untold sacrifices of our forefathers with which it was won and urged the young to take the vow to guard it to their last breath.
The AIESEC Collective of the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) organised the Global Village – a fair that provides the opportunity to sample different world cultures without actually travelling – at the College Auditorium on the 13th of August 2017.
Ayush Tiwari the AIESEC Collective representative and Aditya Shaw spoke at length about the collective, the AIESEC movement that spans the world and the unique ways in which it empowers the global youth. However, the fireworks were provided by Kanishk Sarogi a 2nd year student from a city college who shared his experience of reaching out and being humbled by the warmth of hospitality of people in distant shores as he travelled as an AIESEC intern.