As a mark of our belief and effort to imparting quality education to our students, Stella Maris College has partnered with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) through the setting up of the Standards Club. The Standards Club, an initiative of the BIS is a step towards amassing the power of youth towards spreading awareness on the importance of quality standards.
Governmental partnerships with academic institutions provide substantial benefits for the community. The urge for quality that stems from better awareness will pave way for quality goods and services that are reliable, safe and sustainable. A partnership of this kind is significant to expose students to industry level conformity assessments and basis of quality certifications for goods and services. The Standards club of Stella Maris College was inaugurated on the 10th of August 2022 in the presence of BIS officials, faculty and students. Presently the club has 104 student members who will be carriers of the message to the community. As recognition for their enthusiastic participation and encouragement, student members were provided with badges. Dr. Subhashree S, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Processing and Quality Control is the mentor for the club who will coordinate the activities of the club in collaboration with BIS.The club will lead the 'standards' work amongst students and faculty in the campus by conducting multiple potential programs and events that will reinforce the need for standards.
Innovative and Interactive programmes have been planned to motivate the students to participate in the various activities both in the college and the community. The activities include Awareness Campaigns in the college to make students mindful of quality in products and services they seek.
To motivate students to continue learning, Quiz Contests, competitions such as Writing Standards, Essay writing, Poster Presentation, Exhibition on the Significance of BIS are planned. The Standard Club members will also be participating in the activities organised by BIS, Celebration of World Standards Day, Community Outreach programmes which will enable them to continue to focus on sensitizing the public on the need for an eco-system that promotes quality of products and services.
Students will be capacitated to identify BIS certification mark on products, to read product labeling, to verify licenses of products, check the authenticity of products. Standards club will encourage the student fraternity to think out of the box while enabling them to formulate standards for emerging standardization needs.