Miracles from Waste to Wealth with Economic visibility as future as “Conversion of Knowledge to wealth and conversion from waste to wealth is the future of India. Economic viability should be the basis for innovation. Application of Technology, Research, Knowledge, and Entrepreneurship is paramount for sustainable innovations. It is the need of the hour and we all must strive incessantly to achieve it”, asserted Shri Nitin Gadkari at the inauguration of Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon ’18, a pan Indian 36 hour nonstop digital programming competition, kickstarted at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur to conduct this mega technical extravaganza.


The event at RCoEM, Nagpur was formally inaugurated by Shri Nitinji Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister, Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways, and Government of India. He was welcomed by the Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar, Vice Chairman, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management. Shri Nitin Gadkari, spoke extensively on the theme ‘wealth from waste’ like biofuel, lithium battery, ethanol, amino acids etc. He stressed on the use of agro waste like rice, wheat and cotton straw, bamboo and other fibers for textiles and fuel energy. He emphasized that knowledge is the locus for futuristic development. He stressed on the fact that research and innovation is the need of the hour and students have a huge responsibility of coming up with sustainable and economically feasible solutions for the betterment of the countrymen. He elaborated on the various ambitious projects that the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways is undertaking for cost-cutting benefits.  He mentioned the concept of 8 sitter sea plane which requires mini runway space for landing and take-off, setting up of lake port for making easy and time saving transportation and this would lead to increase in tourism of the state. Shri Nitin Gadkari gave a clarion call to all the students and technocrats to contribute in nation building by encouraging swadeshi technology. He wished the students a technologically sound future. He also interacted with the members of the participating teams to know about their domain of problem statements and how they planned to come up with solutions. He appealed to the budding technocrats to come up with creative thinking, identifying the problems in their vicinity and environment and provide innovative, economical and sustainable solution for it.


  • A Non-stop 36 Hours digital programming competition
  • World’s biggest Hackathon
  • 340 software problem statements, 68 hardware problem statements from 27 Ministries & Departments, 17 State Governments involved.
  • 1282 teams selected for the Grand Finale across India
  • 42 teams at RCOEM Campus
  • Judges Panel from RT&H Ministry, AICTE & Persistent Systems
  • PM Narendra Modi to interact with participants on 30th March, 2018

Prominently present at the occasion were Mr. Priyank Bharti IAS, Director Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India; Mr. Sameer Bendre, Chief People Officer, Persistent Systems;  Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar, Vice Chairman, RCoEM, Shri Satyanarayan Nuwal, Vice Chairman, RCoEM, Shri Govindlal Agarwal, General Secretary, RCoEM;  Shri Rajendra Purohit, Secretary, RCoEM; Dr. R. S. Pande, Principal, RCoEM & Nodal Officer, Smart India Hackathon’18, Nagpur; Dr. M. B. Chandak, Assistant Nodal Officer and delegates from NIC, Persistent Systems, various faculties and Heads of the Department, RCoEM. The programme was compeered by Prof Pratishruti Singh-Agarwal.


Smart India Hackathon’18 was officially inaugurated by Shri Prakash Javdekar, Hon’ble Union Minister, Ministry of MHRD, Government of India from New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi. Prof. Anil Sahastrabuddhe, Chairman, AICTE addressed from Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Bengaluru through a live webcast at all the 28 Nodal centres in India for this event. Shri Javdekar congratulated the participating students for being a part of revolution. He said that the participating students were instrumental in realizing the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minsiter of India, Shri Narendra Modiji of setting up a linkage between education and economic development of the nation. Shri Javdekar was overwhelmed with the euphoria of the coders ready to wrestle to come up with the best solutions. He announced with jubilation that 27 innovations from Hackathon’17 are in the start-up stage providing solutions to various problem statements, Mr.  R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, MHRD was elated to announce that the participation of students from 40,000 in Hackathon’17 to more than 1,00,000 participants for Hackathon’18. The success ratio also increased from 1: 5 to 1:10, one student selected from every 10 students.

The 36 hour event includes hands-on training sessions by AICTE personnel, who will be also judging the competition. The panel of judges includes Mr. Mansoorul Haque, Senior Director Technical, NIC; Mr. Tarun Srivastava, Director Technical, NIC; Mr. Kunal Khuller, Manager, NHIDL; Mr. Mobaashshir Hussain, Senior Programmer; Mr. Ashutosh Kumar, Senior Programmer; Mr. Ravi Bharadwaj; Mr. Sunil Bhaskar; Mr. Naveen Jha, Sr. Programmer, NIC SI, Nagpur; Mr. Anup Kelkar, Director, Python Academy, Nagpur; Mr. Abhishek Gedam, Sr. Technical Head, GlobalLogic, Nagpur; Mr. Vishal Umredkar, Sr. Technical Head, GlobalLogic, Nagpur. The judges from the Persistent Systems include Mr. Lakshman Potbhare, Mr. Sandeep Manwatkar, Mr. Amit Todkar, Mr. Gunajn Garge

Recreational activities like yoga and zumba dancing have been planned to ease the young innovators’ minds during the Hackathon.  The event will conclude on 31st March, 2018 at 8:00 pm followed by valedictory function to be held across all the 28 centers. Mr. Anoop Kumar, Divisional Commissioner, Nagpur will be the Chief Guest for the Valedictory function at RCOEM. All the prize winners will be connected to form a ‘Community of Innovative Minds’.

Many faculty and students of RCOEM members have worked relentlessly to make Smart India Hackathon’18 a successful event.
The felicitation of the winners for Smart India Hackathon’18 was ended with the most enthusiastic and vibrant note where in a total of Rs.3,25,000/- cash prizes were won by the participants.

·  The first prize of cash prize Rs. 1 Lakh was won by the team Kappa Phi Sigma from Government Polytechnic, Pune for the project title “Safe Drive Droid-An Android App for Safe Driving through the streets of India”.

·  The second prize of cash prize of Rs. 75,000 was won by the team Vision Quest from St. Thomas College of Engineering &Technology, Kolkatta for the project titled “Application to connect labour agencies to the highway contractors for highway construction work”.

·  The team E- Vision Quest from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubneshwar won the third prize of cash prize of Rs. 50,000 for the project on “Safe Drive”.

·  The two State prizes of Rs. 50,000 each were won by The team Hacker X from Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Chennai for the project theme “Game on Road Safety” and Team Osmtech from Shree Swami Atmanand Saraswati Institute of Technology, Surat worked on the project theme of “Driver Safety” .

·  Consolation prize sponsored by Persistent Systems Limited was won by the team Tech Triumphs from Anjuman –I-Islam’s M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Mumbai for their project theme “SOS System in vehicle.

·  Prize from KPIT was won by the team Goal Diggers from Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur Karnataka for the project titled “Road Symbol Detection Software in Vehicle”.

·  Deloitt sponsored Consolation prize was won by the team Bro_Code from College of Engineering, Pune for the project theme “Finding a Dynamic Speed Limit to receive calls while driving for each driver at the current instant”.

·  The 9th Consolation prize was won by the team The Algogreeks from B.I.T.Sindri, Dhanbad for the project theme “Smart parking System based on Night Vision Camera”.

·  The 10th Consolation prize was won by team Data Devils from Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology, Davangere, Karnataka on the project title “Contract Book- Application to locate Skilled Labourer for Highway Construction Work”.


The two day 36 hour non stop digital programming competition started on 30 th march, 2018 at 8:30 am concluded on 31 st March, 2018 at 8:00pm. The Smart India Hackathon’ 18 ended on the futuristic note of Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi that India should evolve an educational culture which can help the country play the role of “Vishwa Guru” (universal leader) in the 21st century.


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Shri Ramdeobaba college of Engineering and Management took up the initiative to bring forward the grandeur of the great Maratha visionary Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj also known as Father of Indian Navy, who dreamed of “SWARAJ” long before the actual independence struggle began. Rajmudra 3.0 was organised with traditional fervour at 11:30am in the college premises.

The chief guest of the program was Shri Sumanth Tekade who has worked in Wipro as HR Manager for 10 years and has recruited more than 1000 IT professionals during his tenure. He has been guiding students regarding Shivajian Administration and Management skills in various reputed institutions throughout the country.

The program included Seminar on "Engineering aspects and management skills in Shivajian way by Shri Sumanth Tekade and Fort Exhibition by Shri Atul Guru.

Dr S. D. Mohgaonkar, Dean- 2nd shift also guided the students through his speech. Dr S. B. Bodkhe, Dean -Academics, Dr Y. M. Sonkhaskar, Dean-SRC, Dr M. S. Kadu, Hod-Civil dept, Prof V.T. Barhate, Hod Electrical dept and Dr. Rajesh Raut- HoD EC were among the chief dignitaries of the program.

The program was very well co-ordinated under the guidance of Prof R. P. Kinhikar faculty in-charge of the event and team Rajmudra who voluntarily worked to make this event a grand success.

The program ended at around 2.30pm with a vote of thanks from Dinesh Pakhande, student of Civil dept.


The Annual Cultural and Technical Festival ‘Pratishruti 2018’ was inaugurated at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management.

The prestigious Inaugural of ‘Pratishruti 2018’ took place at the college premises in the esteemed presence of the chief guest, Mr. Mukul  Chakravorty, General Manager, DYNAPAC Road Construction Equipment India Pvt. Ltd. The event was presided by Shri. Chandrakantbhai Thakar,Vice-Chairman; Shri. Kailashchandra  Agrawal, Secretary; Shri  Rajendra Purohit, Secretary; Shri Bhagwandas Daga, Member of Trust. Also other members on the Dais included Dr. R.S. Pande, Principal; Dr. Y.M. Sonkhaskar, Dean SRC; Prof. H.D. Bhave, Prof. In-charge, Pratishruti’18; Prof. P.B. Shiwalkar, Prof. In-charge, Technical club; Mr. Mahaveer Jain, General Secretary, SRC; Mr. Gagan Chordiya and Ms. Bhagyashree Sahu, Joint Cultural Secretaries of SRC.

The ceremony began with the lighting of the lamp. Dr. Y. M. Sonkhaskar in his opening remark gave the brief description about the motto of Pratishruti.

The event was followed by the felicitation of the honourable Chief Guest by the hands of Shri. Chandrakantbhai Thakar.

The Chief Guest is a distinguished alumnus of the college and he shared the experiences of his college life. He gave the ‘ABCDEFG’ mantra for success where A stands for ‘Attitude’, B for ‘to Be Aware’, C for ‘Commitment’ and D for ‘Digital Footprint’, E for ‘Enthusiasm And Energy’ , F for ‘Fit For Fight’, and G for ‘Go for it’. The dignitaries on the dais and the other members of the staff and students present at the ceremony admired the insightful views of the respected chief guest. Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar gave the presidential address. Principal Dr. R. S. Pande presented the gathering with the annual report and the various achievements of the college. Mr. Mahaveer Jain presented the Pratishruti report.


Prizes for the various events held under PRATISHRUTI 2018 as well as for academics and sports activities were handed over by the dignitaries present on the dais. Electronic and Communication Engineering was adjudged as best branch for the year 2017-2018 and received the prestigious “Nityananda” rolling trophy popularly known as the Branch Cup.

The ceremony was concluded with the recital of the National Anthem. The ceremony was compared by Mr. Aman Paul and Ms. Sahiti Jonnalagadda while the vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. P.B. Shiwalkar.

Mr. Yash Singhania and Ms. Shrutika Patel presented the annual report of the NSS (National Service Scheme) for the year 2017-2018. Mr. Varun Kinkhede and Ms. Mayuri Sengar presented the annual sports report. Mr. Pravin Chouragade and Ms. Vaibhavi Mehta presented the report of Technical events.

The event was compared by Mr. Shahroz Khan and Mr. Yash Mundhada.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Gagan Chordiya and Ms. Bhagyashree Sahu.



Prerna 10.0

NSS unit of RCOEM conducted its annual event Prerna 10.0, a four daylong event from 08th to 11th Feb 2018 inaugurated by Mr. Khushroo Poacha, founder of Seva kitchen and Indian blood donars website. The main aim of this program was to create social awareness among technocrats by means of various inter-collegiate social events. 

Ø Junoon-Succeed against all odds- An event to showcase the talent of specially abled children. The word “Junoon” itself means passion and this passion moves them beyond their shortcomings and failures. Mr. Vijay Munishwar witnessed the event.

Ø Health Check-up camp- It was organized for the teaching as well as non-teaching staff at our college and also for the villagers of Malegaon near Nagpur, around 200 villagers took part in the event and got benefited. The dentists, Gynaecologist, eye specialist contributed to the event and made it a huge success.

 Ø First aid- Dr. Dachewar sir made all the students, staff and guards aware of the techniques to be used in first aid. He demonstrated and explained the measures to be taken while doing the first aid.      

Ø Village Visit:- This year volunteers of NSS Unit visited Sonkhamb village and conducted Health checkup camp followed by awareness about sanitation by presenting a play on the cause. The NSS Unit of RCOEM has adopted the above mentioned for three years in order to ensure the sustainable development and awareness about sanitation, education and health of village.


Ø It also included 4 competitive events namely- Reflection, Speak streak, Sorpresa and Event X that enhanced social, physical, mental, creativity and communication skills of the participants.
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Ath Tiwari from RCOEM is the Winner of Speak India 2017


It is a very proud moment for our college once again as Ath Tiwari, a student of sixth semester Mechanical Engineering Department of our college became the CHAMPION of SPEAK FOR INDIA competition-Maharashtra Edition. The competition witnessed a participation of more than 40000 students out of which Ath Tiwari secured the first position in the finals held at Mumbai.

He was awarded a cumulative Cash prize of Rs 3.5 lakhs at the hands of Hon'ble Education Minister of Maharashtra Shri Vinod Tawde. The cash prize comprises of Rs 2 lakhs scholarship, Rs 1 lakh cash prize to the participant and Rs 50,000 cash prize to the college. Heartfelt congratulations from RCOEM.

Dr. Rajeshree Raut Bags Prestigious Nation Level Award

Dr Rajeshree Raut, Professor and Head of the Department, Electronics Design Technology, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management was awarded the Prestigious National Award for Outstanding Research work in Engineering, in recognition of her work done in the area of Cognitive Radio Communications. The award function was held in the 47th ISTE Annual Convention at, Kottayam., Kerla. The award was presented at the hands of Dr. M. P. Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE, Prof Pratapsinh Desai, President ISTE,  Dr. Abhay Wagh, Director of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra, Prof Vijay Vaidya , Executive Secretary ISTE, Dr Ashuthosh Kapse, Board Member, ISACA, Melbourne, Prof Ranjit Sawant, executive member ISTE and other Dignitaries of ISTE and Saintgits Engg.

RCOEM organizes annual Inter-Collegiate sports meet “UDGHOSH”

Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management conducted its annual inter-collegiate sports meet UDGHOSH from 24th Jan – 02nd Feb, 2018. The event was inaugurated by Dr. R.S Pande, Principal, RCOEM in the august presence of Dr. S.D. Mohgaonkar, prof. R.S Dhiran,Shri Sanjay Kargutkar and other senior faculties. Dr. Y.M Sonkhaskar presided on the second day of the event.

Dr. R.S Pande, while addressing the students, stressed on the importance of sports and other extracurricular activities along with academics. He appreciated the efforts taken by the students for participation at university and various different levels.

Cricket Matches started from 24th Jan, inaugurated by Prof. Manoj Tiwari, Civil Department and Football Tournament started from 29th Jan 2018.

Twenty teams from different colleges across the Nagpur participated enthusiastically in this weeklong event. The sports cover under this were Cricket, Football, Basketball, Table-tennis and Chess. Also various athletics events were conducted during this time. The matches for all the sports were conducted at RCOEM Sports Complex, Mohali, and Nagpur.

Following were the winning teams in different sports:

Sr No



       Runner up



Hislop College                     

Dhanwate National College



G.H Raisoni College            

 Hislop College




G.H Raisoni College         



Priyadarshani  College       

St. Vincent Pallotti College


TT (W)

 Ambedkar College              



TT (M)


G.H Raisoni College         

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69th Republic Day Celebration

On the auspicious occasion of  69th Republic Day, there was zealous celebrations organised on the grounds of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur by college management committee and NSS Unit of RCOEM. The programme started with Flag Hoisting at 9:30 A.M. by the hands of  Hon'ble Chief Guest  Shri. Govindlalji Agrawal (General Secretary, Shri Ramdeobaba Sarvajanik Samiti ) , Dr. R.S Pande (Principal, SRCOEM)  along with staff and students of the College.

                Flag Hoisting was followed by National Anthem, and then Chief Guest enlightened the staff and students about importance of freedom with his motivational speech. Various acts were performed by Music club , Dance club and Drama Club. The celebrations reflected Ashoka Chakra and it's meaning along with a drama performance on topic of women empowerment. The ceremony concluded with Vote of Thanks by Mr. Yash Singhania (Secretary, NSS Unit) along with distribution of sweets.

Jai Hind!!      

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