A-View Interaction in ICT for Education

Fifteen faculty members of the college participated in the Face to Face Interaction under Foundation Program in ICT for Education conducted by IIT BombayX on 17th & 18th and 24th & 25th November, 2018. This two week AICTE approved FDP, under the aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission for Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) was offered in a blended/hybrid mode.

Participants actively immersed themselves in the interaction, creating LMS Moodle and Word Press based content during the lab sessions. The course also included Think Pair Share (TPS) and Peer Interaction (PI), active learning-teaching methods.

In the previous offering named FDP201x: Pedagogy for Online and Blended Teaching-Learning Process Autumn-2018 conducted from 30th Oct to 6th Nov, 2018, participants were required to be physically present and attend the face to face interactive sessions in the college (RC-1367), a designated remote centre of IIT Bombay. The interactions were held online between remote centres established across the country by IIT Bombay, using A-View online platform.

The present course too, productively engaged faculty in active learning sessions.

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First Semester, ‘Parent Teacher Interaction’

A Parent Teacher Interaction was organized in the Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities Block on Saturday 20th October, 2018, from 9.00 am with registration until 1.00 pm.

It is conducted to appraise parents of their ward’s overall attendance, performance in academics,  participation, involvement in extra & co-curricular activities; done in a one to one with their class counsellors, subject teachers and First Year Incharge.

Parents were eager to know of their ward’s performance and had an open exchange on the overall development of their ward’s strengths and areas to improve upon with the concerned faculty members.

In the Feedback Form parents recorded their words of appreciation as well as suggestions. At the end refreshments were served to all. In all 223 parents attended the PTI.

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Workshop On ‘KOHA & LIBRARY AUTOMATION’

The central library of our College hosted a one day workshop ‘Koha & Library Automation’, on 12th  October, 2018, for library staff and system administrators. This was organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, our College being Remote Centre No. 1367.

The workshop began through a live video interaction using A-View. Koha software is an open source platform which can be used free of cost. Through this workshop training was given by course coordinators on its use, installation, and maintenance. 33 participants representing around 28 schools/colleges had participated in this day long workshop.

The last session of the day was that of question-answer through A-View. The program ended with Fr. Paul Chandrakunnel, Director of our College addressing the participants. Dr. Vijay M Deshmukh (Librarian) was Course Coordinator of the workshop, Mr. Javed Sheikh, System Administrator and Dr. Ashutosh Werulkar, IIT Remote Centre Coordinator.

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FDP101x Face to Face Interaction

On 6th & 7th Oct, 2018, twenty faculty members of our College participated in a Face to Face Interaction under the Faculty Development Foundation Program in ICT for Education (FDP101x), conducted by IIT Bombay. This is a two-week AICTE approved FDP under the aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission for Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) offered in a blended/hybrid mode.

The participants were supposed to be present in person for the face to face interactive sessions at our college, a designated Remote Centre (RC-1367) of IIT Bombay. The interactions were held online between remote centres established across the country by them. The Focused interactive sessions for participants were conducted by their own faculty using A-View online platform.

Dr. Surendra Gole, Principal, actively participated and interacted with IIT Bombay resource persons during the FDP. Faculty members too eagerly immersed themselves in the learning process and created web based content during the lab sessions.

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Observing Digvijay Divas

September 11, 1893, was a day on which Swami Vivekananda gave the world famous speech at Chicago in the Parliament of World Religions. This day is celebrated as Digvijay Divas because he conquered the world with his spirituality in practice and that too at a time when India was not yet independent.

It was for the very first time that the message of ‘Universal Brotherhood’ and its proper understanding was given to the western world. Observing this day in our college were the NSS Unit of the Electrical Engineering Dept., along with students and faculty members. The full speech as given by Swami Vivekananda on that great day too was read out. Prof. Prafull Tarwatkar, NSS Program Officer coordinated this activity.

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Celebrating Engineers day

Dr. Mokshgundam Visvesvaraya’s birth anniversary is celebrated as Engineers Day on 15th September. Organizing a program of celebration on this day were the College ISTE Student Chapter members. Chief Guest on this occasion was Mr. Hemant Kalikar, Proprietor, Rakshak Electromech Devices and President of Electronic Association, Nagpur. Also present was Fr. Dr. Paul Chandrankunnel, Director and members of the Management.
Mr. Hemant Kalikar in his inspiring speech, shared with second year students his journey in becoming an entrepreneur, along with the vast experience he has gained. He explained the role of an engineer in the industry and urged students to have belief in one self, be focused, utilize the knowledge gained during engineering for the good of society.
Winners of the events- Technovation and Logic Hunt held by College ISTE student chapter for all students on 12 th September 2018, were awarded cash prizes at the hands of the Chief Guest.
Prof. Manish Bhadke, Prof. Hemlata Sahu, Prof.Sandhya Nighot and Prof. Kirti Vaidya along with student members contributed in making the program a success.

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Alumnus makes the Institute & City Proud

It is a moment of delight for the Techpallottines, as Mr. Nirul Masurkar, alumnus of the Electrical Engineering Department, 2009 batch, brought laurels, both to the institute and city at a global level.

Mr. Masurkar, PhD Scholar, alongwith a group of students came up with an innovative project titled ‘Smart Buoy’, that helps in real-time detection of water contaminants. The conventional water contamination test is a time consuming process, while theirs is an autonomous system with sensors designed based on nano-materials, high power biodegradable Li-ion batteries and communication network. The batteries are charged from solar panels installed with the sensor unit. The real time water contamination sensors are capable of communicating with several sensors installed in lakes or rivers.

Their project won the first prize at various global competitions, where top universities and renowned industries from all over the world participated. The events were judged by experts from NASA and national labs across USA. An overall prize worth USD 65,000 was won by them. Mr. Masurkar is co-founder of the start-up MicroBuoy Inc., in USA, along with two others.

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VITRIN Report

The Mechanical Engineering Department´s annual technical event Mechmerise 2K18 had NSS student volunteers of the Department plan out an intra-collegiate poster competition titled VITRINE, on 14th September 2018.

Theme of the event was all forms of ¨Hobby Art Collection¨. Judging the event were, Prof.

Kanchan Wagh (NSS Area Coordinator), Dr. Ashlesha Nagpure College (Sports Incharge) and Prof. Prafulla Tarwatkar (NSS Program Officer).

The first position was bagged by Mr. Aditya Meshram, 4th year Electrical Engineering, 2nd by Jayesh Ambarte, 4th Year Mechanical Engineering and 3rd prize went to Ramakant Bowgpalli, 1st Year Civil Engineering.

Winners were felicitated by the judges, Dr. Pramod Lanjewar, HOD, Department Coordinators Prof. Anthony Augustine and Prof. Pramod Borle. A total of 36 entries were received for the event. NSS student coordinators Mr. Sourabh Umate, Mr. Shubham Agarkar and Ms. Priyanka Mishra worked behind the scene making the event a successful one.

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NSS Unit visits ¨Jeevoday¨

The Institute NSS Unit visited ¨Jeevoday College of Special Education¨, Sadar, Nagpur. These enthusiastic volunteers conducted a number of activities such as drawing competition, singing, dancing and games, leaving everyone thoroughly overjoyed. This was followed by prize distribution for the activites held. Also additional prizes were distributed like Mr. Smartest, Ms. Beautiful Eyes, Best Dancer and chocolates given to all. The NSS volunteers seized a wonderful opportunity of  spreading love and happiness.

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Rejuvenate – 18

“Rejuvenate” , is an oral paper presentation competition on theme Renewable Energy and Green Manufacturing has been organized.The judge for this competition was Prof. G.S. Gadge, EE department . The moto behind this competition is that all the students should be aware about renewable energy and green manufacturing development and advances all over the world. Total 26 teams  and 41 students were participated from our college.

Mr. Savio Mathew and Mr. Khushal Mudaliar from SVPCET, Nagpur won 1st prize of worth Rs. 1200/- , Miss. Oshin Thul and Mr.Abhijeet Mankar from SVPCET, Nagpur won 2nd prize of worth Rs.800/-, Mr. Abhishek Gade from SVPCET, Nagpur  won 3rd prize of worth Rs.400/-.

Participants had very positive feedback about the event. Also, We hadmade an arrangement for other participants to see the presentation so that they become aware about the renewable energy and green manufacturing development and advances all over the world.

Dr. P S Nerkar, Coordinator and Mr. Vilas Dhobale, Mr. Bhalchandra Khokale, student Coordinator took the sincere efforts for successful conduction of this program.

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