The Consumer Rights Association was formed in the academic year 2009-10 to create awareness among students about Consumer Rights and encourage to handle day to day consumer issues.
Citizen Consumer Club of our college recognized as the CONSUMER RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (CRA) was initiated in the year 2009 with a great zeal and dedication in order to create responsiveness among staff and students about the Consumer Rights and Responsibilities. The Consumer Rights Association of our college functions in accordance with the Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Government of Tamil Nadu.
The Consumer Rights Association collaborates with various consumer activist groups like Consumers Association of India, Citizen and Civic Action Group and other Voluntary Consumer Organizations and NGOs to create consciousness on consumer rights and also to encourage each and every person to become a smart consumer in order to handle day to day consumer issues. In addition to this, the club conducts seminars and workshops on various topics relating to adulteration issues, awareness on food safety and much more. Students actively participate in workshops, consumer surveys, seminars and competition conducted by the Consumer club of other colleges.
To educate students about their rights as a citizen of India under Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
To impart knowledge about real life situations and to enable the students to develop courage to handle consumer glitches.
To inculcate in the students the concern for the environment as responsible consumers.
To mobilize and instill right consciousness and confidence to question violations of consumer rights and raise voice against the injustice.
The activities are organized based on the need of the hour.
Special lectures were delivered on account of Consumer Rights Association on 3/8/2017 by Dr,.J.Vijayathilagam, Assistant Commissioner, Mr. L. Singaram, Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Anton Paiva, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Mrs. K.P Kiran Rao, Advocate, Consumer Forums.
To commemorate the World Consumer Rights Day, the CRA in collaboration with the Civic Action Group (CAG), and FEDCOT conducted a seminar on 23rd March 2018. Honourable State Transport minister M.R. Vijaya Bhasker was the Guest of Honour.
An awareness Programme on Waste management on 13th December, 2018. Ms. Kripa Ramachandran, Researcher, Urban Governance Team, Zero waste Cities Collaborative Project, Civic Action Group
In collaboration with Citizen and Consumer Civic Action Group (CAG) a Road Safety Audit was conducted in the college campus for two days, on 12th and 13th of February 2019.
AwarenessProgramme on Sustainable Consumption on 9th October 2019 by Mrs. Saroja, Director, Civic Action Group.
A puppet show was arranged throughKalaivanan Group to entertain and create awareness among students on why marriages should not be done very luxuriously on 9th October 2019.
Inter departmental competition was organized on 19th February 2020 to encourage the students to participate in the off stage events like Poster Making, Collage and Photography on the topics conservation of Energy, unethical, Sustainable consumption and Clean and Green is our perfect dream.
Awareness programme on Food Safety was arranged by Consumer Rights Association on 11th March 2020. Resource Person wasMr.G. Santhanarajan, Director, Consumer Association of India.