Empower 17-An Innovative Idea for Industry-Student Interaction

 

Empower-17, a unique mega event having the participation of 16 industries of repute and participants from over 15 engineering colleges in Central India was conducted in the department of electrical engineering, Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur. “Empower” conducted for fourth time has now become one of the most sought after event by the industrial houses and the students as well, is recognized as “innovative idea” by the NAAC committee of UGC, Govt of India.

Empower-17 was successfully conducted on 7th & 8th January 2017. Twelve spacious classrooms and Central Auditorium were occupied for the event. Total 16 industries in the field of Electrical Engineering of international & national repute participated in the event. The student delegates were of third & final year Electrical engineering from 15 engineering colleges in Central India including BITS Pilani and Government Engineering College Amravati.

On First Day i.e. on 7th January 2017, the program was inaugurated by Mr. Girish Tiwari, Vice President  & Head (Electrical Business Group), Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai. He was accompanied by General Secretary Shri Govindlal Agarwal, Principal Dr. R.S. Pande and Prof. V.T. Barhate.

Mr. Girish Tiwari delivered expert lecture on “Transforming from academics to field environment”. He enlightened over 300 student delegates on the qualities desired by the industries while recruitment and thereafter to become a successful professional. Students were advised to focus on BASICS of engineering knowledge and clarity of communication while appearing for interviews. While in profession, he advised to maintain time scheduling, dependability, not to change the companies frequently and not to leave the job for the sake of money.

On second day, Mr. Swapnil Joshi, Regional manager, Infrastructure & Green Initiative, Infosys limited Pune along with Secretary, RCOEM, Mr. Rajendra Purohit and Principal Dr. Rajesh Pande visited all the Exhibition Halls and appreciated the efforts made by RCOEM in the area of Student-Industry interaction. Mr. Swapnil Joshi delivered expert lecture on “Green Building & Smart Cities”. He shared his vast experience in the development of some of the finest green buildings and campus in India.

 

 Prof. Jayant Joshi explained the theme and importance of EMPOWER to the gathering. Prof. N.M. Deshkar proposed the Vote of thanks.  Prof. Jayant Joshi, Prof. N.M. Deshkar, Prof. Uday Mujumdar along with Prof. Gaurav Goyal, Prof (Mrs). S.H. Deshmukh, Prof.(Mrs). P.V. Kapoor,Prof (Mrs). S. C. Rangari, Prof (Mrs) P. A. Salodkar, Prof (Mrs) S. V. Umredkar, Prof (Mrs) V. A. Huchche, Prof Pankaj Sawarkar, Mr. Manoj Kothekar, Mr. Prashant Tiwari   and second year electrical students worked hard to make the event a grand success.

 

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Inaugural of New Campus (SPORTS)

Shri Ramdeobaba Sarvajanik Samiti, which runs Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur (RCOEM) has started new Sports Campus at Mohali, Katol Road, around 30 K.M. from Nagpur. The sports facilities were made open for students of RCOEM at an opening ceremony on Saturday, 14 th January, 2017. Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar (Vice Chairmen). Shri Satynarayan Nuwal (Vice Chairmen), Shri Govindlal Agarwal (General Secretary), Shri Shayamsunder Rathi (Chairman, Steering Committee), Shri Ashok Kumar Pacheriwala (Treasurer), Executive Committee Members of Samiti, Shri Bhagwandas Daga, Adv Pradeep Agrawal, Shri Sanjay Agrawal, Shri Dinesh Agrawal, Shri Dwarkaprasad Gupta, Dr. R S Pande, Principal, faculty and students were present for the function.

The sports facilities include Cricket ground, Football ground, Athletic Track, Basketball court, Volleyball court. These facilities are being developed for overall development of the stakeholders of RCOEM.

Shri Shyamsunder Rathi proposed vote of thanks.

The presence of all the dignitaries as well as teachers motivated all the students and Students are now more enthusiastic and eager to play on the New Sports Campus.

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters(D.Litt.) by University of South America to Dr. Vinod Asudani

Dr. Vinod H Asudani has been conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters(D.Litt.) by University of South America. D.Litt has been conferred on Dr. Asudani for his significant contribution to the society on the recommendation of Dr.S Radhakrishnan Research Foundation, India.

Dr. Asudani has earned the rare distinction of being the first visually challenged person in India who has received D.Litt degree. It is noteworthy that Dr. Asudani has actively been associated with the welfare activities of differently abled people for last 3 decades. He has played a pivotal role in the promotion of chain of Madhav Eye Banks, audio library for the blind, legal aid centre for disabled and education of disabled children. It is worth mentioning here that Dr. Asudani has received many awards and honours for his contribution to the field of academics, literature and society. Some of them include a place in Limca Book of Records, Nagpur Ratna Award, Sindhu Ratna Award, Yogi Manohar Shiksha Ratna Award and three National Awards for Literature.