Rolling Stone - Literary Association of FISAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objectives

  • To foster the creative, literary talents of students and to provide them a platform for showcasing them.
  • To setup a debate forum and to pickout the best to represent FISAT at inter collegiate and inter-university avenues.
  • To start a manuscript magazine that includes creative writings, paintings and cartoons.
  • To conduct functions, to train students on effective event management.

 

Office bearers:                                                                          

 

 

Teacher in Charge:

Thomas Philip

 
 

The activities of Rolling Stone 2012 - 2013 was inaugurated  by Prof. P J Joseph Chairman, TocH Institutions. Mr. Sachin Warrior was the Guest Artist

The Highlight of 2013-

Kevin John and Sana Nazar bagged the Sr. Digna Inter-CollegiateTrophy for Debate.

 

Conducted an inter collegiate debate competition "The Game Of The Gab" which saw participation from around 10 colleges and was avidly accepted for its unique format.


Conducted a Book review in association with FISAT library,which saw display of a lot of books and interesting reviews by students and teachers alike.


Started a speakers club inspired by TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL,to improve public speaking skills and confidence on stage and has completed 10 successful meeting as of now.


Kevin John and Sana Nazar brought home the much coveted 60-year old Sister Digna Trophy by winning 1st prize for the debate.


Mr.Sooraj Seshan won the 1st prize for face graffitti at Ragam,the cultural fest of NIT CALICUT.


Vivek Nayar won Mr.Brahma at Brahma 2k13 held at Adishankara Institute of Science and technology.


Ronnie Sunny,Sooraj Seshan,Nithya and Sarath won 1st prize for Ad MAd at Brahma2k13.
Sana Nazar won Miss Naalam at Naalam 2k13,NUALS.


Ronnie Sunny,Sana Nazar and Sooraj Seshan won 1st prize in treasure hunt in NAALAM,NUALS.

 

Functionality –Norms and Procedures:

Rolling Stone members meet every week during Tuesday- noon- break. Attendance is marked. Students air and share their opinions. This is the venue for self expression, in a venue uninhibited by peer competition and pressure. Within the short time schedule debates and discussions take place. Information on inter collegiate avenues of competition is given and delegates and participants selected.

The Debate Forum conducted Debates on:

  • Corruption- measures effective or in effective.

  • Social networking- Bane or Boon.

  • Freedom- the borderline of control and letting go..

  • Population- Control or regulation.

  • The reducing food belts and urbanization.

  • The effectiveness of apolitical ideologies.

  • The role of FBI in Indian economy.
     

ROLLING STONE INAUGUARATION– 2013 
Chief Guest - Helen Macilwaine - USA

Inauguration of ‘Rolling Stone’ literary association of FISAT.



THE CHIEF GUEST Dr. Muse Mary George being ushered in to the FISAT.


The dignitaries on the dias.


The enthralled audience.


Mr.P.V.Mathew,Chairman giving the presidential address.


Dr. Muse Mary George inaugurating ‘Rolling Stone’ literary association of FISAT.

Dr. Muse Mary George addressing the gathering.

The release of the manuscript magazine, SRISHTI.

Kevin John and Ronnie Sunny the best debators of the college.

Kevin the youth orator of Kochi honoured.

Inter-collegiate Elocution Competition


First Inter-college event organized by Rolling Stone

Toc H head Prof. P.J Joseph honoring the winners of The Game of the Gab


National Education Day – 1/11/2013

Malala Solidarity Day – 2/8/2013



Book Release – Aching Melodies written by Dr. Molly Joseph on  28/3/2014
Released by Rev.Sr.Percy, Former Principal St.Xaviers College Aluva

Speak for Kerala Winner - Sana Nazar

ROLLING STONE – LITERARY ASSOSIATION OF FISAT

Rolling Stone - Literary Association of FISAT channelises the literary, creative talents of students and provides them a platform to showcase their talents. By giving an outlet to their artistic and literary potential, many tech-savy students find this venue a very fulfilling experience. Competitions are held in various literary items (essay writing , poetry writing, painting, poster designing, film review and the like) to pick out the best to represent FISAT at Inter-collegiate competitions. More over effective Event Management training is given to student by organizing various functions.

Marking a Moment in the history of FISAT, Rolling Stone was formally inaugurated on Wednesday 28thSeptember 2011 by Dr. Muse Mary George (Writer, Critic). Manuscript Magazine ‘Shristi’ was released by Mr. P.V. Mathew (Chairman FBOAES) and was handed over to Mr. Rajavarma (Treasurer FBOAES). ‘Shristi’ provides a ‘hands on’ experience of the powerful presence or signature of Fisatian talent. Each page of Shristi written in the manuscript mode is unique in its freshness and newness. Its space allows free entry to the literary sensibility, irrespective of the, staff or student.

Rolling Stone functions under a student Secretary Sooraj Seshan S and two teachers Dr. Molly Joseph and Ms. Sajana Shamsuddin. There is a regular weekly member’s meet session to chalk out plans and programs.

The Debate Forum

The Debate forum functions effectively under the student in charge Vivek Nayar. Debates are conducted regularly on current issues and topics (like Population explosion, corruption, Youth guided by force or choice.). The best debaters are short-listed and sent out to participate in inter-collegiate Debate competitions.

ACHIEVEMENTS

 Rolling Stone members made the college proud by securing prizes in various Inter Collegiate Contests conducted in and across various venues in Kerala.

  •    Sooraj Jayachandran won the Youth Orator of Cochin.

     

  •  Raghav Swaminathan and Sana Nazar won the district level Speak for Kerala competition in December 2014.

     

  • Devika Menon secured the Third position in the “Great Debate” conducted by British council.

     

  • Devika Menon was the delegate of cambodia in model United Nations.

     

  • Raghav Swaminathan won 6 paper presentatation competitions in 2014 in various venues in India.

     

  • Devika Menon won first prize in the All India debate conducted by MES and in the Youth Orator of Cochin.

     

  • Manu G Krishnan and Yedu Krishnan P N won Third prize in the All Kerala debate conducted by KCYM Cochin.

     

  • Kevin John became the Youth Orator of Cochin (conducted by Jaycees International) Ronnie Sunnysecured second place as the Best Debater in the Inter-collegiate Debate competition held at Mahatma Gandhi University.

     

  • Sana Nazar wins State level Elocution competition conducted at Kalady on the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda

     

  • Swathi Prasad (S4 CS) wins AVANZA 2012 Paper Presentation Contest held by AISAT .

     

  • Bonie P Varghese of S1S2 EEE won first prize in poster designing and second prize in collage at Mahatma Gandhi University Youth Festival SARGODHAYAM-2012 

     

  • Raghav.S of S1 S2 CSB and Kevin John of S4ECB won first prize in debate competition at St Xavier ‘s college inter collegiate fest ‘Zeitgeist’ and first prize in poster designing for Bonie P Varghese of S1S2EEE 

     

  • At Ragam conducted at NIT, Calicut Mr. Vivek Nayar of S6 EEE has won the title “Mr. Ragam”. Kevin John & Muralikrishna of S4 ECEB secured 2nd place in Debate. Kevin John also secured first place in English Extempore.

     

  • Cukku Susan of S6 EEE bagged 3rd place in Malayalam Extempore. 

     

  • At Saints Gitts, Kottayam, Sridev of S1S2 CSEB, Ronnie Sunny of S4 ME and Cukku Susan of S6 EEE won first place for Best Entertainer.

     

  • Ronnie Sunny of S4 ME also bagged 1st place in “Just a Minute’ and won the title “Mr. Nakshatra”

     

  • Cukku Susan of S6 EEE bagged the Ms. Nakshatra” title. 

     

  • At SNM Colllege, Maliankara, Sooraj Seshan of S6 EIE got 1st place for Car Designing and Face Painting and 2nd place in Gaming. 

     

  • A total cash prize of Rs. 52,000/- was won by the participants!

 

Rolling stone Report 2015- 2016

Inauguration of “Creative Cradle” – collection of articles from students, Staff ( Teaching, non Teaching) was released Mr. Jose Thomas , President , Choice Group of Instituitions. The student secretary Raghav S co-ordinated the events of the year with teacher-in-charge Dr.Molly Joseph. Toast Master’s International was regularly conducted on two days(Tuesdays and Thursdays) . Essay Competition in collaboration with New India Assurance, Aluva was conducted and prizes were given. There was a Book release “Autumn Leaves”,by Dr. Molly Joseph and the release of the Newsletter “Saga”.

 Rolling Stone members made the college proud by securing prizes in various Inter Collegiate Contests conducted in and across various venues in Kerala.

  • In the speak for Kerala Debate conducted by The Federal Bank Limited and Manorama in 2015 Sana Nazar S8 Civil was selected as Best Speaker and ‘Youth Icon of Kerala. She received 3 lakhs worth scholarship and 50,000 from the previous Indian Cricket team captain Anil Kumble. This All Kerala Debate competition was conducted as a part of the activities of Federal Bank Hormis Memorial Foundation.


Annual Report 2017

Office Bearers

Teacher in Charge – Dr. Molly Joseph

Student secretary – Rahul Arun

The Annual event of Rolling Stone , “ Rain Scapes’’ was conducted on 24-3-2017.

Mr. Jayaram Sheshadri, Chief sub editor of The New Indian Express, Chennai was the Chief Guest. Students who participated in Inter collegiate Fests were felicitated. Sooraj Jaya chandran (S7Mec) and Devika Menon ( S7 EC) bagged the Maria Philip Memorial Ever Rolling Trophy. Prizes and Certificates were given to the winners in different competitions. Rolling Stone released the Manuscript magazine of the year “Imprints “ which was a compendium of creative writing by students and staff, teaching and nonteaching. Chairman, Sri Paul Mundadan released it and handed it over to the Principal and Chief Guest.“ December Dews ,“ a book of poems published by Dr. Molly Joseph was also released , by Sri Jairam Sheshadri at the function.

During the academic year starting in June –July , Rolling Stone conducted its Toastmaster’s sessions regularly On Tuesdays and Thursdays, evening 4.30 to 5.45.pm. Special transportation was arranged for student day -scholars who attended the session. In Toaster Masters Sessions, student themselves monitored the talks, giving initiation to the new students who had registered for membership. The teacher in charge, Dr. Molly Joseph, supervised and guided their activities. Due to tight academic work schedule student participation in Intercollegiate activities were lesser this year . More focus was given to intra -departmental , in house activities. Rolling stone conducted a series of Book Talks in association with Book Exhibition held in Fisat Library and Information Centre. It lasted three days , during the noon break session, since regular classes were not meant to be affected. Not only students, but the Principal, and staff( teaching and non teaching), gave Book talk and spoke on the favourite book they read.

It was a much appreciated session and fostered book reading habits in students. Rolling Stone plans to institute P.V Mathew Memorial Ever Rolling Trophy and to organize an Inter Collegiate Elocution competition in honour of our late Sri. Chairman, Advocate PV Mathew who was an ardent supporter of Rolling Stone

Dr. Molly Joseph, Poet was honoured at International Poetry Fest held at Guntur, JPC College on September 11th ,2017, and presented her poems at Amaravathy Cultural and Literary Fest held at Vijayavada.

DR. Molly Joseph published her fourth collection of Poems “ Myna’s Musings’, and got it released at Mumbai Literary Festival on 24the November2017, organized by GIEWEC ( Guild of Indian Writers, Editors, Critics).

Annual Report 2018

Office Bearers

Teacher in Charge – Dr. Molly Joseph

Student Secretary -Akshay Ajith ( S7 CS )

The Annual Event Rendezvous Rolling Stone was conducted on 20th February 2018 . the chief Guest being Ms. Saranya Francis , eminent Poet from Chennai.

Highlights

  1. Instituting PV Mathew Memorial Ever Rolling Trophy for Elocution

  2. 2.elease of Myna’s Musings, a book of Poems by Dr. Molly Joseph

  3. Release of Rolling Stone’s manuscript magazine


 


 

 Annual Report 2018

Rolling stone resumed its activities vigorously in beginning of the academic year including the  Freshers from various branches in BTech classes. For Toastmaster’s sessions. They met regularly twice a day Tuesdays and Thursdays in the evenings after class hours  ( 4.30 -6 p.m )) in the Seminar Hall. The senior students involved the juniors and inspired them to take part after observing Toast masters norms for one session or two. In fact There were 10 Toast Master’s session in full  swing followed by debates and discussions.

A series of Book Talks were conducted on  !0th and 11th  November 2017 in collaboration with Library and Information Centre Fisat. which held a Book Exhibition on 10th  The Principal, Teaching and Non teaching Staff and students gave book Talk and introduced their books.

The Annual Event of Rolling Stone was conducted  on 20th February 2018 with the eminent Chief Guest from Banglore, Ms. Saranya Francis . The Chair man, Mr. Paul Mundadan   instituted PV Mathew Memorial Ever Rolling Trophy and it was given over to Abraham Jeevan Roy (S 8 CS) with a cash Prize of rs/ 3000. The second went to Dhiyeri. P Joy  ( S8 M E) with a cash money rs/ 2000, and the third given to Lisabeth Maria George ( S6 EEE).

An Endowment  Fund instituted  in the name of Vinaya Menon ( EC )  to the winner s of Art and Literary Competitions were handed over to  5 students ( rs/ 1000 each)

Wall Painting : J.S keerthy (S6 EC), Karthika S. Jayan ( S6 EC)

Spot Painting :  Sukanya Suresh ( S2 EC)

Poster Design :  Namitha Krishnakumar  ( S2 ME)

Debate  : Antony V, Varghese  ( S8 EC)

A book of Poems written by Dr. Molly Joseph, Myna’s Musings was released by the Chief Guest followed by a Book Talk. The Annual Manuscript Magazine of Rolling Stone “ Phoenix” was released by the Pricipal and handed over to the Chairman. It was followed by the culturals ; a mono act by Anamika, (S4 C.S); Macbeth , Banquet scene enacted on Stage by Akshay Ajith and team.

TEDx FISAT was organised by Rolling Stone on October 16th, 2018. About 160 volunteers worked hard behind it. The TEDx License to conduct talks was attained by the sustained efforts of Sriram Sankar (Mechanical Engineering 2014-18) and Dr. Molly Joseph. About 10 speakers from various parts of the world gave speeches in different fields related to the topic “Breathtaking Disarray”. There were 4 performances in between. TEDx FISAT talks are now being telecast in youtube and it renders FISAT a global visibility.

 

Annual Report 2019

Teacher in Charge – Dr. Molly Joseph

Student Secretary – Aiswarya Arun ( S7 EC )

Annual Event Petrichor was conducted on 2nd May 2019 . Chief Guest Dr. Krishnabhaskar Mangalassery ,Global Head of Aster Volunteers at Aster DM health centre.

On 27th March2019, Rolling Stone conducted an Elocution competition for the coveted P V Mathew Memorial prize in honour of the founder chairman of FISAT, Late PV Mathew Sir.Students The Annual were required to speak about their Dreams for an Emerging India.Young ignited minds with vision and mission are exactly what the country needs in a time like right now and students have proved their mettle in pursuit of the crown. Vipin Suresh of S4 EC bagged the coveted trophy followed by Asulabha Sathyan of S4 EEE who got second prize. The third prize was shared between Blessen Baby and Nithul TC of S2 CE.

The Vinaya Memorial Poetry and Story Writing competitions were held where a good amount of students got an opportunity to participate. The competition has brought out exquisite talents of the student hidden away under bright lights of rigorous academia. The poetry competition winners are: First- Aiswarya Arun of S8 EC, Second- AsulabhaSathyan of S2 EE, and Third- Nair Ashwathy Harikumar of S8 EI. The short story writing winners are: First- Sagar Jose of S8 CS, Sneha Ann Joshy of S6 CS and Bryan Davis of S6 CS. The prizes were given away at the annual Rolling Stone meet on 2nd May 2019.

Rolling Stone is working out the 2 nd edition of TEDxFISAT on FEB 17 th 2020.And besides these monthly events, the Rolling Stone club of FISAT holds regular Toastmaster sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays( though academic constraints, with changed syllabus pattern accompanied by Flood affected holidays , affected the frequency) guided by Dr. Molly Joseph where students get to take a break and speak out their minds on the craziest of topics, with no judgment none whatsoever, to make mistakes and learn. Toastmaster sessions are conducted in accordance with Toastmasters International which aims at elevating skills of students to enable them to be efficient public speakers. Other activities include Switch, a literary game where a student is given two topics and is made to switch between the two seamlessly.

Debates were also held on relevant topics like Artificial intelligence, Nature, effects of computer gaming on youth and so on which gave students an opportunity to speak up in an erudite and confident manner. The students themselves with or without the teacher coordinator manages these creative sessions after class . The Rolling Stone Team is now all agog chiselling out TED X FISAT scheduled to be held on 17 -2- 202 X FiSAT 2020 On the theme Refashioning the Elementary .