Samvidhan Divas

Constitution Day (National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.

The NSS Unit of SVPCET, marking the significance of this day organized a Constitution Preamble recital program on 27th Nov, 2017.  The Preamble was read by the staff and students and concluded with the National anthem.

Prof. Anthony Augustine and Prof. Ashlesha Nagpure coordinated this event.

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Workshop on ‘Robotic Applications for Manufacturing’

The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a two day workshop on ‘Robotic Applications for Manufacturing’, on 24th and 25th November, 2017, in collaboration with Oberoi Center of Excellence, RTMNU, Nagpur.

The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Rohit Tupkari, Manager (Grind Master Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad) and keynote speaker of the workshop. Mr. Tupkari explained the recent development of Industrial Robotics and its scope. Dr. D. J. Tidke, an eminent academician of Central India discussed recent developments in the area of its manufacturing. Dr. Sheetal Chiddarwar, Assistant Professor of VNIT, threw light on  the technological advancements in the domain of research work on Robotics. The last session of the day was lead by Mr. Amol Pusadkar, Manager, Engine Assembly Dept, Mahindra & Mahindra, Nagpur, wherein he discussed few case studies on low cost automation in the industry by adopting Robotic application.

Day 2 of the workshop was a hands on training at the Post Graduate Department in Industrial Robotics, Oberoi Center of Excellence, RTMNU, Nagpur. Here, participants were exposed to real coding of robotics, its simulation software and execution of few real time operations on robots under the guidance of Prof. Nima Ukhani and her team. The robotic operations involved pick & place and spot welding.  Total participants were 39 in number from 17 colleges of the region and 4 industries.

A word of appreciation to Dr. Minhaj Ahemad and Dr. Amit R. Bhende, Conveners of the workshop for putting in their best towards its success. They gratefully thank Fr.  George, Director; Dr. V. V. Sohoni, Principal; Prof. R. B. Gowardhan, Vice-Principal and Prof. A. D. Pachchhao, HOD, M.E Dept., for their constant guidance and encouragement.

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Tech Pallottines Celebrate

“Celebrate what you have accomplished but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed”, quoted Father Varghese Pullan, Chairman of the Nagpur Tech Pallottine Society and Provincial Rector of the Prabhu Prakash Province. With his inspirational words, he welcomed all the members of the tech pallottine family for a formal dinner on the success of the Departments of Electrical and Computer Science Engineering of St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology for being accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.

He also felicitated the PG toppers Mr. Abhranil Banerjee and Mrs. Harshala Shingne, who had secured top positions in the RTMNU and currently are associated with the mechanical and IT departments respectively as assistant professors.

Dr. Pramod Lanjewar was felicitated from the department of Mechanical Engineering brought laurels to the college for being awarded with the Doctrate of Philosophy by RTMNU.

Dr. Mrs. Jyoti Rothe, Head, Electrical Engineering, Dr. P. S. Nerkar and Dr. Werulkar were felicitated for being elected as members in Board of studies in departments of electrical, metallurgy and electronics and telecommunication respectively.

Father Varghese made a special reference to the Heads of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Dr. Jyoti Rothe and Dr. Vivek Kute for bringing laurels to the college by getting accreditation from NBA and thanked them for their team efforts and hard work to achieve this goal.

He congratulated the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunication for their efforts they had put into for getting the accreditation but couldn’t achieve it. He suggested to stay focussed and determined and keep on practicing the intentions that are set to achieve the goal. He mentioned that it’s a matter of luck that their hard work was not recognised as it was planned.

He also thanked all the members of Department of Information Technology for their support through the entire process and their head Mr. Manoj Bramhe to lead his team in such a planned manner to help the other departments.

Father George proposed the vote of thanks and thanked to all the departments for their contribution in this success. He made a special reference to the department of Humanities and Basic Sciences headed by Mrs. Sucheta Moharir for their actions which took the hard-work towards achievement. He also thanked the admin department headed by Prof. Borikar for their tremendous support for documentation which is a part and parcel of our work culture. He thanked the entire financial department which is headed by Father Siju and controlled extremely well as it plays a vital role in our college administration. He also thanked the T&P department headed by Mr. Ashish Lawrence for their support and guidance throughout the process.

Last but not the least a prayer service was held and the dinner was graced by father George.

The event was anchored by Prof. Ramanuj Chakravarthy and the prayer song was sung by Prof. Binu Joy.

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Parent -Teacher Interaction 2K17

The Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities organized the ‘PARENT-TEACHER INTERACTION’ on 28th October, 2017. Parents arrived from 9.00 am onwards. Lead by student volunteers they completed the registration process, were handed the mark sheet of their ward along with the academic calendar and University exam time table.

A short felicitation program was held which began with prayer followed by welcome dance, Address by Fr. George Madeikkal, felicitation of Toppers of Sessional I and alumnus, Mr. Ankur Deshmukh shared his past experience as a Tech Pallotine and now as a professional.

Thereafter, parents along with their wards were guided to meet respective class counsellors and subject teachers. Special emphasis was given to those students who performed below expectation, these students along with their parents were directed to the subject teachers for counselling. At the end parents were asked to fill a feedback form and refreshments were served.

The PTI received an overwhelming response with total 261 students and 479 parents present.

Suggestions given by parents are under consideration for further action and implementation.

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Nobel Laureates of 2k17

Faculty members of the Basic Sciences & Humanities Department organized a power point presentation on the Nobel Prize winners of the current year, for the Sem 1 students, on October 14, 2017.

Prof. Sajeena Abraham & Prof. Chinmayee Bhalerao, enlightened the students about the Nobel Laureates, KAZUO ISHIGURO (Literature) & Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, Michael W.Young (Physiology or Medicine) for ‘Discovery of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm’, respectively.

For Chemistry it was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for ‘Developing Cryoelectron Microscopy for the High-resolution Structure Determination of Biomolecules in Solution’. Dr. Kiran Khandarkar, Faculty of Chemistry gave this presentation.

The Nobel Prize in Physics was conferred to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, Kip S. Throne ‘For decisive contribution to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves’, Prof. Divita Saraogi lead this presentation.

This year’s Nobel Prize in Economics was given to Ragnar Frisch from Norway and Jan Tinbergen of Netherlands and  Nobel Peace Prize to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), was briefed by Prof. Poonam Thakur & Prof. Atish Gour, both Faculty members of Mathematics, respectively. Prof. Atish Gour spoke about the Fields Medal for Mathematics, awarded every 4 years, to two to four mathematicians under 40 years of age at the International Congress of Mathematical Union (IMU)‘, the highest honour for Mathematicians.

Students from Sec – A (M.E), Marina Thomas & Aviraj Mukherjee wonderfully compered the program. All First Year faculty members took efforts in organizing this program, which came to an end patriotically singing the National Anthem.

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