Industrial Trip to M/s Balaji Industries

Students of the Mechanical Department, 5th semester, went on an industrial tour to M/s Balaji Industries, M.I.D.C. Hingana, Nagpur, on 24th August, 2018.
The company manufactures PVC pipes in diameter range 20mm to 160 mm. Mr. Girija Shankar Pandey, Production Incharge, explained in detail the different processes in pipe making like compounding of materials, hot mixing, extrusion, pipe sizing, and socketing. Students keenly observed the processes and poured forth several questions, clarifying their doubts related to the products and industry.
Prof. V. C. Sontake of the Department, arranged this visit and accompanied the students.

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Session on ‘C Language’

To help deepen students knowledge in C Language, the Department of Information Technology organized a session on the same for second year students on 11th August, 2018.

Speaker for the session was Mr. Sushil Dhote, alumnus of IT Department. He is currently employed at hetadata.in, Nagpur, as an Embedded Developer. Prof. M. Bramhe, HOD (IT), emphasized the need of  having a strong base in C Language.

The session was interactive, Mr. Dhote explained different aspects of the topic. He also shared his industrial experience with students.

Prof. Samruddhi Thawkar saw to the smooth coordination of the session.

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Workshop on ‘Object Oriented Programming’ – OOPs

The Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering organized a workshop ‘Object Oriented Programming’ – OOPs on 6th and 7th August, 2018, lead by Mrs. Divender Kaur Rajput, Mrs. Hemlata Jawanjal and Mr. Vilas Dongre from IT-NetworkZ Infosystems Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur. This workshop was a result of the MoU  signed between the company and ETC Department, in March 2018.

65 students from the 3rdsemester attended this workshop. Various topics from the OOPS course were discussed. Students gave a positive feedback and discovered different ways of programming skills through this workshop. Prof. Swati Mirlekar, coordinated this workshop under the guidance of Dr. Ashutosh Werulkar, HOD, ETC Dept.

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SWAGATAM – 2k18 : A first step towards ‘ARISE & SHINE’

The Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities organised an official inaugural event, SWAGATAM – 2k18, on 20th August, for new comers to the First Year.

The dignitaries present at this event were, Chief Guest Dr. M. G. Chandekar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University; Guest of Honour, Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan, Chairman of The Nagpur Pallottine Society; Fr. Dr. Paul Chandrankunnel (Director), Fr. Anto Mullanal, (Asst. Director), Fr. Siju Jose, (Financial Administrator), Fr. Joseph N J, (Registrar), Fr. Dantees Thomas, (HR Head & Asst. Manager Boys’ Hostel), Dr Surendra Gole (Principal) and Prof. R. B. Gowardhan,(Vice-Principal).

The program began with the welcome of dignitaries and freshers by the Masters of Ceremony- Ms. Uttirna Rao (CE Dept., 3rd year) & Mr. Shanon David (ME Dept., 2nd year). Dr. (Mrs) Kirti Sahu, First Year Incharge, and first year student representative Ms. Rachita Chilate led the dignitaries to light the traditional lamp. The College choir sang beautiful prayer songs followed by scripture reading and prayer by Fr. Siju Jose.

Dr. M. G. Chandekar, in his speech encouraged students to have a strong self-esteem, prepare with full determination to be industry ready technocrats of tomorrow and fully utilize the opportunities available at large. Fr. Varghese Pullan, Guest of Honour, exhorted the freshers to realise their potential and tread on the path they have chosen with utmost sincerity and dedication.

Fr. Dr. Paul Chandrankunnel, in his address, extended a warm welcome to the first year students and urged these budding engineers to pursue their degree with great passion and be responsible global citizens. The first and second semester university toppers as well as subject toppers were felicitated for their achievements. Mr. Prajwal Pimpalkar and Mr. Sahil Agrawal shared their success story, inspiring students. The Tech Pallottine oath was administered by the Chief Guest.

Higher semester students put up mesmerising dance performances. A motivational video was shown to the students with the message- Don’t be afraid of failures and keep trying till you achieve success. Also, a video depicting students ‘Life at Pallotti’, produced and directed by senior students was shown. A group of students gave an enthralling musical band performance.

Dr. (Mrs) Kirti Sahu proposed the vote of thanks, expressing her gratitude towards the dignitaries, student volunteers and non teaching staff. The programme culminated singing the National Anthem.

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Training on ‘Introduction to Low Cost Automation’

42 students of the Fifth Semester, ME Dept., underwent a two day training on the 10th & 11th of Aug, 2018, in the basics of PLC programming and CAD/CAM (CREO And NX). This was lead by Mr. Imran Ulhaq, Engineer Incharge and Ms. Dhanashree Landge, Engineer (Instrumentation) both Training Personnels at the Indo German Tool Room, MIDC Hingna Nagpur. A highlight of this course is that it is NSQC (National Skills Qualifications Committee) approved.

On the first day topics covered were-Theory of PLC, difference between PC AND PLC, its Ladder Programming, and application. PLC is a multidisciplinary approach which encompasses all the three branches of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics. Also explained were the basics of making a model in CAD/CAM using CREO and NX software. Students solved an example using the CREO model.

Students on the second day, got a practical exposure on PLC Programming using PLC SIMUL in Siemen’s PLC S300 Controller using TIA Software(Totally Integrated Automation). They later practiced various problems of PLC programming using simulation software.

Students apreciated the opportunity they got of visiting the company, getting a first hand training from the experts themselves. Prof. K. Borakhade and Prof. N. Nagpurkar, from the Mechanical Engineering Dept., coordinated this training program for the students.

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Induction Program for ME Third Semester Students

A 3 day induction program for the third semester Mechanical Engineering students was organised on 25th, 27th and 29th June, 2018. The objective being to develop students personality, getting them acquainted to the culture of the Department and making them  aware of prospective opportunities in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

Head of Department, Dr. P B Lanjewar, on the first day of the program formally welcomed these students. In his interactive session, he made them aware of the various qualities they need to inculcate so as to become good engineers. Students also visited various laboratories of the Department.

On 27th June, the lab incharges briefed students with lab details and instructions. On the last day an alumni-student interaction was organised.

Dr. P. S. Nerkar and Prof. P J Borle coordinated program.

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Independence Day Cup

Stirring a high level of  excitement among football lovers, the ‘Independence Day Cup’ was yet again organized by the College on 15th August, 2018.

The match was inaugurated by members of the Management. It was played between a team of students from Block A v/s Block B. Team A’s penalty shot had them winning the match with a score 8-7. The cash prize was sponsored by Fr. Anto Mullanal.

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Independence Day Celebration

Remembering the unconditional and numerous sacrifices made by our freedom fighters in the struggle for independence; students, staff and Management of the College partook in celebrating the 72nd Independence Day with great fervour. Col. Pankaj Gupta, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The ceremony started with hoisting of the national flag and singing the national anthem, evoking a strong sense of togetherness, gratitude to freedom fighters of the past and present day soldiers who sacrifice everything to protect Mother India.

The college musical band presented patriotic melodies, casting a spell upon the entire audience. The Chief Guest in his address emphasized that the youth need to rekindle within themselves a burning desire to serve the country and be thankful to the soldiers for all the sacrifices they make for the nation.

Staff appreciation awards, dance performances followed by a flash mob, were surprise events of the day. The day’s program concluded with tree plantation, followed by the Independence Day football match.

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Artificial Intelligence: The emerging field

Artificial Intelligence (AI), once considered as an obscure branch of computer science, now has a growing number of adherents in a wide variety of fields. Taking this into consideration, a guest lecture, ‘Knowledge Representation Algorithms in AI’ was organised by the Department of IT, under the aegis of III Cell, on 14th August 2018, for 7th semester students.

Speaker of the session was Prof. Gauri Dhopavkar, HOD of Computer Technology Dept., YCCE College, Nagpur. She has widely contributed in the field of AI through her many projects and technical papers.

The session commenced with a brief introduction of the guest, followed by the   Academic In-charge of IT Dept., Prof. Shabana Pathan welcoming her. A number of interesting topics were covered such as propositional logic, predicate logic,  implementation of resolution method, unification algorithm and substitution method”. The session was great and enabled students to get more clarity on the topic. Prof. Gauri gave them practice problems which helped clarify their doubts.

The speaker enlightened everyone with her knowledge and wise words, with  student participants appreciating the interactive session. Vishakha Soman, 4th  year student, anchored the programme and proposed the vote of thanks.

Prof. Pooja Walke and a team of faculty members, put in their best efforts, thus ensuring success of the program.

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Induction & Orientation Program for Freshers

The Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities, keeping in line with the guidelines as proposed by the AICTE, organised a Three Week Induction & Orientation Program for the First Semester students from 23rd July to 11th August, 2018. AICTE recommends that, “as these students enter into the institution, they come with diverse thoughts, backgrounds and preparations. It is important to help these students adjust to the new environment and inculcate in them the ethos of the institution with a sense of a larger purpose”.
On the first day post registration, the freshers had an interaction with their respective class counsellors and student mentors from the second year. This was followed by a session with the Management- Director, Principal and Vice Principal triggering students not only to excel in academics but also to thrive in becoming a responsible human being and citizen. Latter part of the day Head of Departments showed a glimpse of their respective Departments through a presentation, followed by a tour round the campus.

From the second day, regular classes began till the lunch break followed by the Induction Program activities in the second half for three consecutive weeks. For overall development of students- Creative Arts Display (CAD) activities were initiated, where the students were divided into groups depending on their creative interests such as photography, painting, craft, web designing, singing, dancing, drama, instrument playing, etc. A total of 12 hours was dedicated for CAD, in which the students practiced and displayed their respective arts on the last day of the induction.

Among the different sessions held throughout the 3 week program, presentations were given by Coordiantors of different Cells of the college like IEDC, NSS, ISTE and Ashwa Riders to make students aware of its active presence in the college and elicit participation. An inspiring session was taken by the  Principal, Dr. Surendra Gole, encouraging students to know themselves well and utilise their potential to the fullest so as to excel in every area of life. Prof. R. B. Gowardhan, Vice Principal, stimulated the students’ interests by enlightning them about ‘Industrial Revolution 4.0’. Mr. Sumeet Urkudkar, a well known inspirational speaker spoke to students on the topic ‘Life & Happiness’ and the importance of a disciplined life to achieve success.  Prof. A. Lawrence, Head of Training & Placement Dept., made students aware of the skills needed by them to be industry ready and employable. Sessions were also dedicated to PPT Skills, Aptitude Development and Sports activities. A presentation on Human Values was facilitated by Prof. Namrata Gore, Prof. Satish Kene and Prof. Sonia Francis. An expert from the industry, Mr. Namit Hazare, an alumnus of the College, recollected fond memories of his college life and also shared his success story of being placed at GOOGLE, to joining his family business and finally aiming to being an entrepreneur.

On the last day of the Induction Program, a session on Yoga and Meditation was conducted so as to guide students towards a healthy and stress free lifestyle. It culminated with the freshers giving a display of their creative arts.

Faculty members of the Basic Sciences & Humanities Dept., along with vibrant student volunteers pro-actively mentored and encouraged students to participate with full enthusiasm. This Induction Program has definitely been a successful ice breaker. It enabled the freshers to smoothly adjust in their new environment and feel at home. They bonded well with their seniors and teachers who could identify so much of potential in them displayed through their talent exhibition, sportsmanship, yoga enthusiasm and desire to learn from the sessions held for them. The College Management and First Year Incharge Prof. Kirti Sahu wholeheartedly guided and supported the Induction Program for the good of students.

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