Event : INAGUARAL PROGRAM AND GUEST LECTURE ON "Reservation – Myths and Realities".
Date : 03rd January 2024
Resource Person : Dr. C G Lakshmipathi, Professor, Department of Sociology, VHC Institute of Home Science, Maharani Cluster University, Bengaluru.
Target Audience : UG & PG Students.
Students attended: : 184 Students (B.com Regular/B.com A&F/BA/BCA/M.COM)

Objective of the activity :
• To create awareness among students about the reservation facilities given under state and central government. • To enhance the knowledge of government beneficiary schemes and policies in the field of education and employment.

Learning Outcome :
• The students will be aware of the reservation facilities provided by the state and central government.
• It will ensure and motivate the students to utilize the benefits given by government.

The event was held on 03 rd January 2024 at 11:00 A.M through offline mode in the 2 nd floor seminar hall to all the students of St. Francis College. The program started with the prayer and introduction of Cell by Ms. Chandrakala V., followed by welcoming the dignitaries to the inaugural program. Further the session was taken over by the resource person for 1 hour duration to address the students on "Reservation – Myths and Realities".:

where in resource person briefed about
• Evolution of Caste and Community and introduction to caste system in India.
• Segregation of caste and community under constitution of India.
• Introduction to Reservation as Representation.
• Reservation facilities given by state and central government in education and employment sector.
• Schemes and Policies under state and central government.
• Special privileges given in the Indian Constitution to all the weaker sections of the society.
• Special reservation for women.
• Special reservation for physically challenged.
• New reservation act and amendment in Karnataka in the year 2019.
• Reservation facilities for economically weaker sections.
• Further he also explained the students’ the causes and reasons to provide privileges to the weaker section through various case studies.

The session was ended with Interaction between students and resource person. The session ended with the vote of thanks.

Key Highlights:
• Students were actively involved in interaction.
• Students approaching level was good in clarifying doubts about reservation facilities, and other financial and non-financial assistance.

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