Institutional Distinctiveness

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The distinctiveness of the institution lies in its Institutional Outreach Programme. An outreach program aims to help, uplift, and support those who are deprived of certain services and rights. Believing in a greater cause and fulfilling a greater purpose, the college has adopted five villages in the district of Raigad under NSS and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan: Mazgoan, Karade, Gulsunde, Parade and Posri. Being socially aware, the college opts to provide support through its outreach programmes.

The college view of higher education has never been a simplistic and one-sided one. It concerns all-round development with a special focus on critical practice that engages students to yoke their academic excellence, their character development, and their personal concern for the transformation of a society deeply disturbed by inequality and injustice. In line with its vision of working towards the socio-economic development of the country, PHCASC has taken utmost care to give back to the community. Several committees have been formed to carry out the duties towards society. Our college has earned accolades from locals, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations for engaging in outreach programmes.

An outreach program’s three main objectives are to develop communities, encourage civic involvement, and enhance learning. Our college provides services to those who are deprived of certain services and rights. It involves education, social planning, health support and other such projects that support their welfare.

Community Service Day

Engaging in community service provides the students with an opportunity to become active members of their community thereby providing a positive impact on society at large. Every year our college visits ‘Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram’ -an old age home- as part of extending our community service activities.


A.Y. 2021-22

  • The management initiated a COVID-19 vaccination drive for all staff members of the organisation.
  • A Donation Drive was organised to raise funds to help those who have lost their homes and farmlands to the flood in Mahad. On 14th August, 2021 the team reached 110 families and made the basic necessities of food like rice, dal, oil and spices available to them.
  • A blanket donation drive was conducted in January, 2022 and distributed to the needy people in Mazgaon village on 26th January, 2022.
  • Department of Chemistry and Departments of IT / CS organized an extension Outreach Programme at Jilha Parishad School in Parade Village, Rasayani on 11th March, 2022.
  • The Departments of Information Technology, Computer Science and Data Science organized an extension Outreach program at Raigad Zilla Parishad School in Mohpada, Rasayani on 28th June, 2022.
  • The Departments of Science organized an extension Outreach program at Raigad Zilla Parishad School in Mohpada, Rasayani on 15th July, 2022.
  • Our college, in collaboration with Youth Red Cross (Maharashtra Branch), visited Mazgaon village to spread awareness on menstrual hygiene among underprivileged girl children and distributed sanitary pads.
  • The college had organised a free eye check up and cataract surgery camp in Mohpada village.
  • College conducted dam cleaning activity on 2nd July, 2022 in Devloli village.

A.Y. 2020-21

  • On 5th July, 2020, Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science, and Commerce distributed masks in their adopted village of Mazgaon.
  • A survey was conducted by the institution to know and understand the availability of technical/digital equipment available with the students of the college. This was done so that their needs could be catered to.
  • The Girls’ Hostel, situated in Rasayani, was converted into a COVID centre to help the needy.
  • Mahatma Education Society Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science and Commerce Rasayani, donated Rs. 10,000/-through, towards the Campaign Help Feed to 5000 people daily suffering during the Pandemic period / Lockdown.

A.Y. 2019-20

  • The students of Department of B.Com. had undertaken a cleanliness drive at Shivnagar wadi on 20th September, 2019. The students collected waste material like plastic bottles, use and throw plates, glasses, spoons, etc. The students also initiated to spread awareness about health and hygiene through posters.
  • The Outreach Extension Programme of the Department of IT/CS was held in Zilha Parishad School, Gulsunde Village, Rasayani. It was conducted for the students of classes 8th and 9th standard on 28th February, 2020 on the topic titled “Importance of Computer security Awareness in today’s Life”
  • The Department of Science had organised a science exhibition on 28th February 2020, in which students constructed working models such as various types of sensors, frequency patterns using LASER, infinity mirror, food adulteration detection, water purifiers, making of soaps, various games and puzzles, and scientific videos. Students from Dr. Parnerkar Maharaj Junior College, Washivali and HOC Pillai school visited the exhibition. Approximately 100 students visited the Science exhibition.
  • The Department of Arts organised a visit to a Zilla Parishad School located at Chambharli as part of its Social Outreach / Extension Programs on 30th November, 2019.

A.Y. 2018-19

  • Cleanliness Drive was held on 15th December, 2018 in the neighborhood of PHCASC. The day has provided an opportunity to show support and solidarity to people suffering with diseases due to unhygienic conditions.
  • Our college with the help of student volunteers and faculty members initiated a “Plastic Free Cleanliness Drive” in adopted villages and distributed cloth bags.
  • College through its student volunteers spread awareness about methods of cashless transactions such as credit and debit cards etc in Mohpada village on 15th September, 2018.

A.Y. 2017-18

  • College organised a one day visit to Suhit Jeevan Trust’s Sumangal School for mentally challenged children on 18th August, 2017.
  • College visited Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram in Mohopada on 27th January, 2018 and organised various activities.
  • College had organised a free health check up camp in college campus in collaboration with the Lions Club of Navi Mumbai on 24th February, 2018.
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – Cleanliness Drive was conducted by Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Rasyani on 15th February, 2018. The drive was in acknowledgement of the initiative by the Government of India to clean the streets, roads and the infrastructure of the country’s statutory cities and towns.