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.

RCOEM’s 1st Graduation Ceremony

The ceremony was graced by Prof. Mihir K. Chaudhari, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Tezpur University Assam as Chief Guest. Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Governor State of Assam, presided over as Chairman Board of Management. Dr. S. P. Kane, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University was Guest of Honor.

Highlights

  • 3048 graduands graduated
  • 1100 graduands present
  • Ramdeobaba Medal was awarded to Pooja Sanjay Palod, Computer Science & Engineering for 2015 and Anuja Kishor Fole, Information Technology for 2016
  • Graduate Pledge

              - Be Worthy, promote true learning, service of your fellowmen, maintain professional purity and reputation

  • Ancient Traditions to guide graduates- Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara, Swadhyayan-ma pramada
  • Responsibility to ensure that the benefit of this reaches poorest of the poor of our country.

RCOEM witnessed a monumental spectacle on its 1st Graduation Ceremony at College campus on Saturday, 24th December, 2016. 3048 graduands graduated from ROCEM after grant of autonomy. 1100 graduands received their graduation certificates while proud parents, teachers and friends watched from the sea of audience members who turned out for the event.

The graduation ceremony began with a grand Academic Procession with the chanting of Vedic hymns signifying the attainment of peace and harmony, followed by the National Anthem sung by the elite gathering.

The ceremony was graced by Prof. Mihir K. Chaudhari, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Tezpur University Assam as Chief Guest. Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Assam, presided over as Chairman, Board of Management. Dr. S. P. Kane, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University was Guest of Honor.

Shri Satyanarayan Nuwal, Vice Chairman RCOEM; Adv. Chandrakantbhai Thakar, Vice Chairman RCOEM; Shri Govindlal Agrawal, General Secretary RCOEM; Dr R.S. Pande, Principal; Dr. D. K. Agrawal-Director BCUD,RTMNU; Shri. Gulabrao Thakre - Joint Director-Technical Education; Dr A. A. Agashe, Dean Academics; various Chairmen, Board of Studies; Dr. Narkhade, Registrar; Dr. T. G. Arora, Controller of Examination ROCEM were among the august gathering on the ceremonial dais.

 Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Assam, as Chairman Board of Management formally declared the graduation ceremony open. Dr. R. S. Pande, Principal of the College gave the welcome speech.  He expressed his heartfelt happiness and joy on this auspicious occasion. He urged the graduands to excel in their lives and bring laurels to the family & institute.

Dr. T. G. Arora, CoE and Chairmen, Board of Studies presented the graduands before Chairman, Board of Management for conferment of degrees. All the graduands rose to the occasion till the administration of pledge and conferment from Chairman, Board of Management.

 

 

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Awardees List

Civil Department

Computer Science & Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Electronics Design Technology

Electronics Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Information Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Management Technology

Master of Computer Application

M.Tech.

 

 

Pledge:

Do you solemnly and sincerely promise and declare that if admitted to the Degree for which you have qualified, you will in your daily life and conversation, conduct yourself and become worthy members of the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University and Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management?

 Do you solemnly and sincerely promise and declare that to the utmost of your opportunity and ability you will use your powers for the promotion of true learning and in the service of your fellowmen?

 Do you solemnly and sincerely promise that you will faithfully and diligently fulfill the duties of the profession to which you will eventually belong and that you will on all occasions, maintain its purity and reputation?

 All Graduands says- I do promise

 

Recent Trends and Technologies in Big Data Analytics

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering, RCOEM Nagpur organized DST (Big Data Initiatives Division) sponsored 4-day Training Programme on "Recent Trends and Technologies in Big Data Analytics [Data Science Research]" during 19-22 December 2016. The programme was conducted under the Grants for Conducting Workshops on Data Science Research from Big Data Initiatives  Division, Department of Science and Technology, GOI.

Dr. M. B. Chandak, Coordinator, received a grant of INR 6.0 Lacs from DST as financial assistance to conduct the programme. Dr. A. J. Agrawal and Prof. D. A. Borikar were Co-Cordinators for the programme. M/s InsAnalytics, Kolkata was the Knowlege Partner for the programme with 67 faculty and PG student enrollments. The training programme was conducted without any registration fees from the participants.

The inaugural function was presided over by Hon’ble Principal, Dr. R. S. Pande. Mr. Goutam Das, CEO, insAnalytics Kolkata was the Chief Guest of the function. The programme provided hands-on exposure to Machine Learning Algorithms and Tools, Big Data Analytics and avenues in Data Science Research, IOT, and Hadoop File System. The participants were felicitated in valedictory function with certificates at the hands of CEO, insAnalytics, Mr. Goutam Das and Coordinator, Dr. M. B. Chandak on successful completion of the programme.

The Sixth International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Application (IPTA 2016) attended by Prof. Anish Goel

Prof. Anish Goel (EC department) participated and presented his paper titled "Median Based Pixel Selection for Partial Image Encryption" at The Sixth International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Application (IPTA 2016) hosted by University of Oulu, Finland from 12th Dec. to 15th Dec. 2016. This paper was co-authored by Mr. Kaustubh Chaudhari, EC 2016 batch pass-out.

   

During the conference Prof. Goel was offered to work collaboratively on the same research with a French University by Dr. William Peuch, Professor and Director of ICAR Project, Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, France.

 

     

Prof. Anish Goel with Dr. Jukka Riekki, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu  (LEFT)  and with Prof. Christian Weiser, Research Scientist and Instructor, Computer Science Department, University of Oulu. (RIGHT)

Workshop on Aptitude Development

The chief guest of the function, Dr. S. K. Mahajan, Director, Directorate of Technical Education inaugurated the workshop

Workshop on Aptitude Development (WAD), a seven day workshop on aptitude building and personality development was inaugurated at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur on 15th December, 2016.

The chief guest of the function, Dr. S. K. Mahajan, Director, Directorate of Technical Education inaugurated the workshop. Around 200 delegates from various colleges like SMMCA, Tirpude Institute of Management Education, YCCE, Frankfinn institute, Singhad College of Engineering, Pune, Natwarlal Maniklal Dalal College of Art and Commerce, Gondia etc. participated in the workshop. Dr. Rashmi Shahu, Convener, WAD, gave the opening remark and thanked the chief guest for gracing the occasion. She illustrated how WAD helps the students gain an insight of their latent skills. She also stressed on the importance of aptitude along with the difference between attitude and aptitude. Dr. R.S.Pande, Principal, RCOEM explained the philosophy behind organising the workshop. Dr. S. K. Mahajan, in his inaugural address, stated the three ‘E’ factors that determine our attitude–Environment, Experience and Education and emphasised on the need of inculcating a positive attitude and motivated the delegates to dream big and aim high. He quoted William James “The greatest discovery of my generation is human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind”. He also cited the examples that revealed how ordinary people can achieve success in life with extraordinary efforts. He also inspired the audience with the Famous Hindi quote “Koshish karne valo ki kabhi haar nahi hoti” and motivated the students. Shri Govindlal Agarwal, General Secretary, RCOEM stressed on concentrating on books and newspapers rather than mobile phones which inspired the participants. Student In–charge Mr Aggya Singhal delivered the report of WAD Summer 2016. The Student Convener Mr Adhyat Modi proposed the vote of thanks.  

Workshop on DELNET

One-day Workshop on DELNET: “Resources, Services & Facilities and Open source software for libraries” 

Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur in collaboration with DELNET, New Delhi, jointly organized an One-Day Workshop on DELNET: “Resources, Services & Facilities and Open source software for libraries” on Tuesday, the 15th November, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. More than 114 Library professionals, Library and Information Science students and Research scholars from various institutions, from Maharashtra & Neighbouring States, registered and actively participated in the Workshop. The workshop was held with an objective to enable the participants to gain knowledge of access to various e-resources and online services provided by DELNET and thus to provide expert assistance to users; to train the participants in adopting open-source software for library automation purposes, etc.

The Workshop was inaugurated by Dr. S. P. Kane, Vice- Chancellor, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj, Nagpur University who was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function, by lighting the lamp. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar, Vice-Chairman of RCOEM, Shri Govindlal Agarwal, General Secretary, RCOEM, Dr. H. K. Kaul, Director, DELNET, Dr. Sangeeta Kaul, Network Manager, DELNET, Mr. Walter Kny, Global Institutional Director, WEL, USA, Dr. R .S. Pande, Principal, RCOEM and Dr. S.B. Bodkhe, Chairman of library Committee at RCOEM, Nagpur.

The function began with the welcoming of the dignitaries by the Principal Dr.R.S Pande by presenting a book as tradition followed by Nagpur University. Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar felicitated the Chief Guest and all the dignitaries. Dr Sangeeta Kaul, Network Manager, DELNET, in her address thanked the Management of RCOEM for organizing this event and briefed the gathering on the initiation and growth of DELNET network connecting more than 5500 libraries, covering 33 states and 8 countries world-wide. She also briefed on the day’s workshop, stressing it's objectives in providing information to users deprived of the same and also in enabling the librarians to enhance their expertise by training them on the use of the DELNET resources and open source software. The Chief Guest, Dr. S.P.Kane, addressed the gathering wherein he voiced his appreciation for the organizers-Management - RCOEM and DELNET. He said that libraries have always been community centers and offered good environment for studying and reading purpose however new technologies with ICT facilities and its wide application have revolutionized the concept of libraries.

Dr H.K. Kaul, Director, DELNET, New Delhi, began his address by thanking the host, the Management of RCOEM, for hosting the workshop. He stressed that library professionals need to bridge the gap between ever-increasingly, rapidly growing information and increasing user needs by getting trained with the practice and use of latest technologies.

Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar in his presidential address thanked DELNET for their generosity in hosting the workshop at SJEC.  While he threw light on the need to fine tune ourselves in the role we play, he also stressed the need to stay connected thereby implying its relevance with respect to the library and the end users.

The curtains were drawn on the Inauguration Ceremony with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Dr Cynita Christy, Librarian, RCOEM & Local Coordinator of the workshop who also compered the programme, hereby declaring the workshop open to all.

The workshop comprised of 8 sessions namely – Managing Quality Resources & Services :New Trends & Technologies by Dr. H.K. Kaul, Director, DELNET, Networking Libraries through DELNET  & Presentation of New Discovery Portal of DELNET (followed by Access to DELNET Online) by Dr. Sangeeta Kaul, Network Manager, DELNET & Dr. Neela J. Deshpande, Consultant, DELNET Coordination Unit, Pune, World eBook Library and How to Achieve Academic Prestige  by Mr. Walter Kny, Global Institutional Director, WEL, U.S.A., The Knowledge Economy and its Impact on the Future of Libraries by Mr. Walter Kny, Global Institutional Director, WEL, U.S.A., Open Source Software for Libraries Dr. Sangeeta Kaul, Network Manager, DELNET,DELPLUS : Free Integrated Library Management Software of DELNET Mr. Rohidas Bhimrao Rathod, Network Assistant, DELNET Coordination Unit, Pune, Communication Skills for LIS professionals by Dr. Rupesh Pais, HOD, DMT, RCOEM, Nagpur. The sessions concluded with an open discussion and feedback from participants of member-institutions.

The workshop came to an end with Valedictory Function. The DELNET dignitaries congratulated the Management on hosting such a wonderful event. Dr. H. K. Kaul, along with Dr. S. B. Bodkhe & Prof. J. S. Joshi from RCOEM handed over the participation certificates.