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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‘Industry Academy Interface’ – Together we can do much….

The Institute has taken remarkable efforts in ardently attempting to bridge the gap between Industry and Academy, organizing a much needed and relevant program ‘Industry Academy Interface’, on 7th Sept, 2018. The program was inaugurated by Dr. Dileep Malkhede, Advisor – I, AICTE, New Delhi; in the presence of Dr. Siddharthavinayaka Kane, Vice Chancellor, RTMNU, Nagpur & Shri. Gulabrao Thakare, Joint Director, Technical Education, RO, Nagpur, as Guests of Honour.

At the very outset, Dr. Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel, Director of SVPCET, in his welcome address emphasized that, ”educational institutions need to offer quality education to the youth and the youth in return need to aspire in scaling to greater heights of perfection. The Industry and Academy need to forge a bond for the good of society”.

Shri. Gulabrao Thakre, discussed the rapid transition phase in the world of education and technology. He further stated that engineering graduates are employable, apart from academics they should also focus on acquiring necessary skill sets. RTMNU Vice Chancellor, Shri. S. Kane, highlighted the industry’s intervention in making these graduates competent enough and ready for the industry.

The Chief Guest Dr. Dileep Malkhede, said that students need to become aware and overcome their own individual hurdles. A teacher’s role in easing the process is crucial.

Employability Scope, Skills Required for Employability and Successful Entrepreneurship, were the three sessions held post inauguration, chaired by  Dr. D. J. Tidke, Advisor Consultant, Anand Mine Tools Pvt Ltd, Nagpur; Dr. P. Padole, Director, VNIT Nagpur and Dr. R. Patrikar, Director, CIVIN, VNIT, Nagpur, respectively, along with  panelists from the industry and academia.

Heads of institutions from VNIT, Raisoni, GCOE, IIIT, PCE, IMT, etc and industry experts from Persistent Systems, HCL, TCS, M&M, VIA, VIPL, etc were present.

Being the need of the hour, this Industry Academy Interface will benefit the industry, institution, and the budding technocrats in taking revolutionary steps through mutual understanding of each others requirements for a deepened collaboration.

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‘Club 35’- Seminar on Womens Health

A seminar on “Club 35 -Health of a Women” (Health issues of women) was organised by Suggestion and Grievance Cell in collaboration with NSS for all lady staff  members (Teaching and  Non- Teaching) on 30th August 2018 from  3.00 pm to 4.15 pm.  Dr. Ujjwala  Deshmukh, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician was invited to facilitate the seminar. She highlighted the importance of women’s health care and instructed them on the steps to be  taken in daily life such as  proper diet and hygiene  in order to prevent diseases and to sensitize them on other key aspects too.

At the start  Dr. Jyoti Rothe extended a floral welcome to the guest speaker. Those present appreciated the well-organized seminar. The organizing team Prof. Priti Golar, Mrs. Rajshree Panicker and Dr. Hema Kale thank the Management for motivating them in conducting the same.
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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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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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