DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY RCOEM hosted 30th Annual Chapter Convention on Quality Concepts organized by Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Nagpur chapter on Sunday, 20th  October, 2019. The theme for event was “Quality Concept for Cultural Breakthrough”. The convention included events like Quality Circle Case Study presentations, Presentation TQM Tools like Kaizen, 5S, Safety, Six Sigma, Poka Yoke & TPM, Knowledge test based on QCFI guides, Poster Competition, Slogan/ Poem/ Essay and model Competition.

Around 723 participants attended the Convention. 139 Teams from various corporate and
industries across India participated in various events of the Convention. To motivate and
encourage the industries and organization, first time in India a new category of award was introduced i.e. “Best Propagation Organization” The purpose of this award is to support to motivate the organization in the direction of “Make in India”. 10 companies were awarded under “Best Propagation Organization” category. 35 teams received Super Gold Trophies, 77 teams received Gold Trophies and 24 teams received Silver Trophies.

Inaugural Speech by Chief Guest

“Quality is one which meets the specifications and customer requirements and provides
customer delight. In this complex VUCA world which is highly volatile, uncertain, complex
and ambiguous achieving quality needs to be created through creating goodwill in the society, having knowledge. The application of knowledge and skill at the right place and right time is the need of the hour. Getting “sabal & prabal” from “durbal” is important to manage “MEN” with “T” – tactically, tacidly, timely and touchingly” asserted Brigadier S M
Kulkarni, the Chief Guest of the Convention.


Valedictory Speech by Chief Guest

“Z- Zameeni nishan (to look for information about what the scenario), K-Khabar (to keep
information about your enemies(competitors), I- Irada (to know and communicate the objective or mission), T- Tarika (to formulate a process to achieve the mission), B-
Bandobast (to plan for the resource allocation), A- Administration (to identify infrastructural and administrative needs to achieve your goal), G-Ghadi Milao (to bring all the members on the same platform for planning & execution)” asserted Major General Rajesh Kundra, who shared the mantra of Z KIT BAG success of Army which can be related to today’s management scenario. He was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function.

The Guest of Honor was Mr. D K Srivastava, Executive Director, QCFI Head Quarter. Shri.
Govindlal Agrawal, General Secretary, RCOEM, Dr. Rajesh Pande, Principal, RCOEM.
QCFI members present on dais were Mr. A K Jain, Chairman, Mr. Ashok S. Gadge, Vice Chairman and Mr. Vivek A. Shrouty, Secretary.

The day long Convention was concluded in the presence of Major General Rajesh Kundra,
Sena Medal, General Officer Commanding, Uttar Maharashtra and Gujrat Area Mr. Paresh Shah, Plant Head, JSW Steel Coated Products Ltd., Kalmeshwar, Nagpur and Mr. Ravi Bhusari, Social Activist.

All the prize distribution was done at the hands of the Dignitaries on the dais. The event
ended with positive note of enthralled participants of various events.
The achievements and happening in last year was briefed by Mr.Vivek Shrouty, Secretary
,QCFI Nagpur Chapter.

Dr. Vijay Gandhewar, GC Member proposed the Vote of Thanks. Ms. Manju Srivastava, SBI
Nagpur and Life Member, QCFI compered the event.

Mr. AK Jain ,Chairman QCFI Nagpur chapter & Director QCFI Board,Mr. Ashok S Gadge,
Vice Chairman & Chief Faculty, QCFI, Mr. Manohar Hedaoo, Vice Chairman, QCFI,
Mr.Vivek A Shrouty , Secretary .QCFI Nagpur chapter, Mr.Shirish Ghude , Treasurer ,QCFI,
Mr.Mayur Chapate , Head IT ,QCFI ,Mr.LV Udan ,Dr.Anil Kathoye, Mr.Surendra Nishan
Rao , Mr.Ajay Nigam,Mr.Shibu Thomas,Mr.AD Mahakulkar Mr.G Murli, Mr.AKChaturvedi, and Dr. Rajiv Khaire, III In-charge, RCOEM and Dr. Chandan Vichoray, HoD-
DMT were also prominently present during convention.


RCOEM-QCFI Centre for Human Excellence was Inaugurated during 30th Annual Chapter Convention on Quality Concepts on Sunday, 20th October, 2019. The centre will undertake the following activities:

  1. Management Development Programs
  2. Technical Training Programs
  3. Continuing Education Program
  4. Undertaking Need based Industrial Projects
  5. Preparation and submission of joint research proposals
  6. Innovation & Entrepreneurship Activities


National conference and expo on “Advances in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering” (GEOMINE) 2019

Innovation and value addition necessary for Mining Industry said Shri Rajiv Ranjan Mishra , CMD of Western Coalfields Limited while inaugurating three days National conference and expo on “Advances in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering” GEOMINE 2019 at Hotel Tuli Imperial, Nagpur. Elaborating on efforts taken by WCL in this area he gave a detailed report of success of projects like Coal Neer, sand and bricks manufacturing. According to him sand manufacturing will be a major financial gain area for WCL in near future. He urged participants to adopt such innovative ideas as coal will be a major source of energy for another 40 years. He also gave many examples of how WCL is supplying water pumped from mines to different industries and villages which was earlier discharged in near by water streams.

Shri Dipankar  Shome , Director, Production and Planning , MOIL ltd. was guest of honor of inauguration ceremony. He told how by doing value addition to manganese MOIL  Ltd is selling manganese di oxide. He stressed that efforts in R & D needs to be augmented for mining in leaner ores and deep zones which are also geotechnicaly challenging.

Shri Govindlal Agrawal,  General Secretary of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur in his presidential address stressed the need for extending know how to  small scale mining sector.  He desired better interaction between academic institutions and industry for mutual benefit.

A souvenir containing extract of papers was also released by the dignitaries.

The valedictory session was chaired by Shri Manoj Kumar, Director Technical Operations  and Shri Ajit Choudhari, Director Technical Projects from WCL. Shri Manoj Kumar stressed the need of continuous  geotechnical studies as mines are becoming deep and  the formation more challenging. Shri Choudhari asked the participants to visit Eco Park  and  mineral water plant to get idea of innovativeness.

Alumni of mining department of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management presented a cheque of Rs Two Laks to General Secretary of the college Shri Govindlal Agrawal for constituting Gold Medal in the name of mining engineer late Shri Saheb Singh.

President of IMMA, Shri Sanodiya gave welcome address and Chairman of Conference organizing Committee  Diwakar Gokhale  presented details of conference. Prof Manoj Tiwari proposed vote of thanks.

The three day conference was attended by 150 delegates from academia, coal, metal, explosives, R &D, copper, zinc, cement, DGMS and geotechnical sector. More than 45 papers  on topics  like rock mechanics, geotechnical testing and exploration, geo environment, geo informatics, ground improvement techniques, instrumentation, design and modeling were presented. In the conference retired senior mining engineers were also felicitated.  Key note papers were presented by Shri Rakesh Tumane, Director, MOIl Ltd, Dr Sunil  Baraskar, GM, AFFCONS,  Dr J C  Jhanwar, Principal Scientist, CIMFR and  Dr G G Manekar, G M, MOIL . Open session was conducted to prepare recommendation of the conference in which all the delegates participated and gave their valuable suggestions.

Stalls of mining machinery and geo textiles were also added attraction.  Peer reviewed twenty five papers were also selected for publication in Web of Science index  E Journal HELIX.  Delegates were also taken to mineral water plant and Eco tourism Park at Saoner.

The conference was jointly organized by Civil Engineering department of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management , Nagpur Branch of Indian Mines Manager Association and VNIT Mining Alumni Association. A joint team of mining and geotechnical professionals from various public sector undertakings, Government departments and faculty members of civil engineering department, RCOEM under the mentorship of Dr P D Pachpor, Head, Civil Engineering Department, RCOEM and Prof. M. S. Tiwari Organizing Secretary worked hard for the successful organization of the conference.