GYANODAYA 21, First year induction program at RCOEM

Gyanodaya’21- "In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.”- Swami Vivekananda

Monday 27th December, 2021, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management hosted GYANODAYA 2021, the Induction Program for First Year Engineering & MBA Integrated students. The function was inaugurated by lighting the traditional lamp at the hands of Swami Shri. Gyangamyanand, Ramkrishna Math, Nagpur. Shri Satyanarayan nuwal , Chairman RCOEM and Presided of the function. Shri Rajendra Purohit , General Secretary, Dr. R S Pande , Principal RCOEM, Dr Rashmi Shahu , Dean of Students, Dr. Sanjogta Meshram , First year  incharge BE and Ms. Shreya Chakravarty, Cultural Secretary, SRC were present on dais

In his opening remark Dr Rajesh Pande, Principal RCOEM,  focused on the accomplishments of the college focusing on the recent national level achievements of the students, the colleges’ efforts and provisions for the overall development of the students and other academic and non-academic attributes of the college. He ended his note by extending warm and good wishes to the newly inducted students

Dr. Rashmi Shahu , Dean Students, introduced Swami Gyangamyanand, the chief guest of the function.

Swamiji enlightened the audience on the meaning of GYANODAYA. Swamiji quoted a few teachings by Swami Vivekananda on education and character building and the ability to decide what to take in and discard. He also emphasized on being sincere and truthful in the endeavors one takes. He also  threw light upon the importance of real knowledge of working of mankind and character building. “Education is a lifetime idea that will develop your character” were his words. Shri Gyangamyanand addressed the first-year students and asserted upon the importance of hard work and ethics. He gave an overview of the functioning and of all opportunities provided by the Ramkrishna Math and shared his insights on having a clear vision and objective to be able to achieve a set goal. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply; Wishing is not enough, we must do” is his idea of true knowledge. He also stressed upon the importance of coordination between heart, mind and hands, and building a strong character.

The Presidential address of Shri Satyanarayan Nuwal , Chairman, RCOEM, emphasized on ethics and moral values. He explained the concept of “Saadhan and Saadhana”(Resources and Meditation), wherein he said that the self actualization of achievement and true happiness is accomplished by true Saadhana. Even though you may have all Saadhan (resources) with you but True Saadhna (meditation) always gives you true happiness. He also told students to excel in life by building a strong character and value system.

Ms Shreya Chakravaty Cultural Secretary SRC, proposed the vote of thanks

In the second half of the function, Dr. S. D. Mohgaonkar, Dean Second Shift introduced the various deans, HODs and functional in-charges of the institutes. He also briefed about the various functional committees of the institution and the expectations and the responsibilities of the students towards the institute. He also urged the parents to be an active part of the various events and their responsibilities towards the same. 

Curriculum and academic provision by Dr. M.B Chandak ,Examination and evaluation system by Dr Abhijeet Aghashe .Honors and minors by Dr Mridula Korde,Capability Enhancement by Dr. Sangitla Deshmukh,Info abt Career Development and Placement by Prof Kaushik Roy,Information abt library by Dr. Cynita Christy,Disciplinary rules on campus by Dr . C.P Pandhurnekar ,Grievance Redressal Committee by Dr. Gaurav Goyal  addressed the students about their respective portfolios and existing facilities in the college.

Concluding the event, Mr. Jaspreet Singh Bhatiya , Event Manager , SRC delivered the vote of thanks. The event was compared by Ms. Aditi Singh and Mr. Sarvesh Deshpande, SRC Students of RCOEM.

IEI Young Engineers Award 2020-21 conferred on RCOEM faculty - Dr. Sandeep Joshi

Dr. Sandeep Joshi, Assistant Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur has received the ‘IEI Young Engineers Award’ by The Institution of Engineers (India) for the year 2020-21. The award was given in recognition of his contribution in the field of Mechanical Engineering on the occasion of the 36th Indian Engineering Congress” held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on December 26, 2021. The award ceremony was inaugurated by shri. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Heavy Industries, Government of India and the award was given by Shri. Narendra Singh, President IEI. 

The Institution of Engineers (India), a multi-disciplinary professional body of engineers is always at the forefront of the engineering profession addressing the socio-engineering problems for the progress of the country. The ‘IEI Young Engineers Award’ is awarded to the young engineers for their outstanding contribution in 15 engineering domains focusing on engineering research, excellence in engineering technology development, and technology transfer.


This year's recipient of this elite award, Dr. Sandeep Joshi has earned his Ph.D. from VNIT Nagpur in year 2018. He is deeply involved in applied research in Mechanical Engineering where his excellence has been proven several times over the years. One of his innovations on the solar photovoltaic thermal systems has been granted a Patent recently whereas 8 of his other innovations are under examination at Indian Patent Office. He has published more than 30 research papers in reputed journals which include the journals of ASME, Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis and many others.  He also has presented several papers in international conferences at various institutes of National Importance. He is also serving as a reviewer for several reputed international journals and research funding agencies. He has guided more than 15 postgraduate research projects in the area of solar energy. Previously, his research contribution has also been endorsed by ‘Best crazy idea awards’ by CSIR NEERI, Nagpur and ‘Best paper award’ by NIT Trichy. He was also honoured with ‘Young Researcher Award’ by RCOEM Nagpur. 

Dr. Joshi gives credit for this success to college management, mentors, students, colleagues, and family.

RCOEM bagged 4th position and won prize Rs. 20 Lakh in the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

SpectroProcessor team of Centre for Microsystem, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering, Nagpur have secured 4th position and won a prize of Rs. 20 Lakh in the ‘Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge - Innovate Solutions for #AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ an initiative by MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology during Azadi Ka Digital Mahotsav celebrations.

Following Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of AatmaNirbhar Bharat, Shri Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on 3rd December felicitated the SpectroProcessor team and team has been awarded with Twenty Lakh rupees and 12 month incubation support. The team consists of Ms. Sangeeta Palekar Sammanwar, Research Scholar, Electronics Engineering Department, faculty mentors Dr. (Mrs.) Jayu Kalambe (RCOEM, Nagpur) and Dr. Rajendra Patrikar (VNIT, Nagpur). The research interns team consisting of Rashmi Rathor, Rishabh Sharma, Ravish Dhawan, Huzefa Essaji of Centre for Microsystem worked hard for the development of the POC. The team is working on the project titled “Design and Development of SpectroProcessor for Biomedical Applications”, This project focuses on the development of a fully indigenous blood analysis platform around swadeshi Shakti processor and overcomes the hardware dependency of existing instruments by providing software-based solutions. The team has presented the startup innovation idea at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 1st - 3rd December, 2021. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics & IT and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY, and Shri Abhishek Singh President and CEO, NeGD, and MyGov also graced the occasion.

On August 18, 2020, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) had launched the "Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge - Innovate Solutions for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat" to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country by taking up complex designs and innovate frugal solutions around home-grown processor ecosystem (viz SHAKTI and VEGA Microprocessor). A total of 6,170 teams participated in the quarterfinals of the challenge. These teams were provided with mentorship, financial assistance and Swadeshi Processors (viz. SHAKI and VEGA) ported on Xilinx FPGA Boards to develop innovative Hardware Prototype solutions.

For the semifinals, only 100 teams got shortlisted and all of them received Rs 1 Lakh each and access to SHAKTI and VEGA Processor ecosystem. For the finals, 30 teams were shortlisted and each team was awarded Rs 4 lakh. Out of the 30 teams, 10 most innovative teams won the challenge with their strategic solutions to various problems. Management, Principal RCOEM and the staff congratulated the team and gave best wishes.