A warm welcome to all new entrants of Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science (Autonomous) SNDT Women’s University Juhu, Mumbai.
Congratulations to all of you to take the first step to be a part of the SNDT Women’s University- the first women’s university in India – a place for a New Age women empowered to take on the challenges of the twenty first century! Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science is the First Autonomous College in the state of Maharashtra and has retained its Autonomous status for two decades with Academic Excellence. It has been Re-accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade and a coveted honor of College with Potential for Excellence (CPE PHASE-III ; 2015-2020) from the University Grants Commission (UGC).
We are proud to share another Milestone of the institution to initiate the Master’s Program in Specialized Dietetics with three specializations – Diabetes and Cardiac Nutrition; Pediatric Nutrition; Renal Nutrition from June 2017. This is one of the First Programs in India to give a cutting edge to students to develop competence in specialized areas of clinical nutrition – the emerging need of the medical and health care in India. We have successfully initiated the BSc Honors program in 7 specializations under Faculty of Home Science with Choice Based Credits (140 credits) system in 2016 . This is the first step to strengthen the academic inputs in each specialization under Faculty of Home Science with immense professional opportunities. The program facilitates development of a broad base with each component of the program geared towards harnessing vocational growth.
The college fosters overall development with a focus on academics, sports, gymkhana activities and a number of student friendly initiatives throughout the course work. There are a series of student led initiatives under NSS and Community outreach programs in rural and urban areas. The college has also spear headed a number of National and State level initiatives in the field of Nutrition, New Education Policy and Early childhood Care.
The academic autonomy facilitates innovative ICT enabled teaching learning and evaluation methods with a lot of emphasis on practical work, on the job hands on training coupled with mandatory internship. There is career guidance and placement cell which helps students choose the right career path. The institution has planned a number of self-financed courses which can be taken by the students as value added courses.
SVT experience is filled with a number of fun activities organized through the year by the student council to make the ambience of the college vibrant. In essence being an “ SVTite” is going to be an enriching, fun-filled and satisfying experience!
Dr Jagmeet Madan