JASHN 2019 – Let’s Live it Together

Jashn 2019 - Let’s Live it Together, is an event organized by Department of Management Technology (DMT) and  NSS Unit, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur on 9th February 2019, for specially-abled children and children from orphanages. A full day event was conducted for these children to participate and enjoy. 65 students participated in drawing competition and 82 in dance competition. The program was graced by the presence of–Shri Govind Lalji Agrawal,General Secretary, RCOEM, Dr. Amit Anurag, Head NSS, Dr. Chandan Vichoray - Head, DMT, Dr. Neeta V. Shah, Professor, DMT, Dr. Vishal Mehta, JASHN Coordinator and the judges, during early morning hours. The drawing competition was judged by Dr. Shilpa Arya and Mr. Dipak Pachang. The age groups for Drawing competition, held in the morning were - 5-8 years, 9-11 years, 12 years and above. The Cultural Program, including Dance Competition, Drama and Fashion Show was held in the evening.

The dignitaries present during the evening function were Dr. Amit Anurag, Head NSS, Dr. Chandan Vichoray - Head, DMT, Dr. Neeta V. Shah, Professor, DMT, Dr. Vishal Mehta, Program Coordinator and Judges of the competition and other faculty members of the DMT. This competition was judged by Smt. Vandana Vyas and Smt. Renu Mahajan. The event was compered by Mr. Ashay Lanjewar, Mr. Ayush Mate, Ms. Milee Pillai, and Ms. Richa Sharma for the Cultural Event. Children from Bal Sadan, Katol Square, won Drama Special Prize. The Children from Shri Kisan Muk Badhir gave Special Performance and won the hearts and applause from the audience. This was followed by a Fashion Show. The theme was to bring different Cultures, within India, on the stage and their Togetherness. The Children from Jeevan Ashray Ashram, Bal Sadan, Shri Kisan Muk Badhir, Yuvajyoti and Sunshine participated in the event. As the evening unraveled, there was a special performance by the Music Group of Department of Management Technology, for these children.

For this Event, the organizing team executed a successful scrap collection campaign collecting approximately 8 tons of scrap. JASHN aims to provide these children with life-enhancing skills by the medium of workshops which will be conducted in the forthcoming months. A team of about 40 students was involved in making the event successful. The students visited different orphanages/ schools and conducted dance workshops for these children.

UDGHOSH 2K19 - 3rd Season

The college playground of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management was filled with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere from 20-31st January 2019 as the Department of Health,  Physical Education and Sports Organized  its 3rd season of UDGHOSH 2K19: An Invitational Inter-Collegiate Sports Festival which was held in the Sports Complex of RCOEM.

The event began with Cricket being the first game. Overall 20 teams participated in Cricket; basketball and football. Almost 50 students participated from RCOEM as well as from other colleges in Rapid Chess.

Sr. No.






Annasaheb Gundewar College




YCCE, Nagpur

Hislop College, Nagpur



Anjuman College, Nagpur

Raisoni College, Nagpur



I place

II Place

III Place


Chess (F)

Gautami Thakre

Radha Pawar

Poorva Tiwari


Chess (M)

Puru Kumar

Praveen Kumar

Shivam Thakur


Dr. Amrita Pande (Asst. Prof. Dept. of Health, Physical Education & Sports, RCOEM) Samruddhi Khamgaonkar and Shashank Pahwa (Joint Sports Secretary), Sanjeet Muley, Bhushan Agrawal, Yash Goyanka, Ankish Agrawal, Atharwa Mangrulkar,  Gautami Thakre, Nipun Singhal, Rutvik Bhute, Samarth Jain, Shruti Kela, Sanchit Kedar played a very crucial role in the successful conduction of UDGHOSH 2K19.



The Valedictory of UDGHOSH 2K19 was held on 31st January 2019 at Main Auditorium of the College. Dr. A.P.Joshi (HOD, Dept of Phy edu, Dr. Ambedkar College) was the Chief Guest whereas; Dhanashree Lekurwale (renowned Yoga performer) was the Guest of Honor. Respected Shri Govindlal ji agrawal, General Secretary of RCOEM, motivated the students to participate in Physical activities along with academics and congratulated the winners. The events filled in the hearts of everyone with the spirit of sportsmanship and unity.  Dr. R. S. Pande Sir (Principal RCOEM) gave the opening remark and congratulated to all winners. .The Head of the Department of Health, Physical Education & Sports, Dr. Amit Anurag gave a brief introduction of UDGHOSH and also explained its extravagant journey from the year the idea was conceived till the successful completion of III season of UDGHOSH. Assistant Professor, Prof. Saket Kanetkar, gave away the vote of thanks for the event.

70th Republic Day Celebration in RCOEM


The 70th Republic day was celebrated in ‘Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management’ with unprecedented patriotic fervor, organized by NSS Unit, on January 26th, 2019.  The event consists of hoisting of the Tricolor at 9:30am by Shri. Govindlalji Agrawal (General Secretary, Shri Ramdeobaba Sarvajanik Samiti), in the august presence of Respected Members of Management Shri. Kailashchandraji Agrawal, Shri. Shyamsundar Rathi , Dr. Paldiwal and Dr. R.S Pande (Principal, RCOEM) along with Entire Faculty, staff and students of the College. The national anthem echoed in the entire campus.


After the national anthem, The General Secretary addressed us to imbibe the Indian culture and to make use of it for the welfare of our country. Music club and Dance club Performed enthusiastically on the theme of “Unity in Diversity” of our nation. A student of NSS Unit presented a poem creating an awareness amongst the citizens about the cleanliness and SWACCHA BHARAT ABHIYAN. All act Enlighten us with the sacrifices of our freedom fighters which results in the Flow of patriotism in our hearts. The program was summed up with the distribution of snacks and sweets amongst all the guests and students.

Cops Launch ‘Chhaatra Police’ Initiative and Movie at RCOEM

COMMISSIONER of Police (CP) DR. B. K. Upadhyay launched ‘Chhaatra Police’ initiative and its movie on 2 nd January 2019 at 4 pm, at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM) in the presence of senior police officials and hundreds of students.

Joint CP Ravindra Kadam, Additional CP B. G. Gaykar, General Secretary of RCOEM Govindlal Agarwal, Secretary of RCOEM, Rajendra Purohit, Principal Dr. Rajesh Pande, General Manager
(Administration) MahaMetro Anil Kokate, Chandrakant Pendke of Maitri Pariwar were present on the dais.

In the beginning of the programme, the video clip prepared by the cops for propagation was screened. Shooting of the video is completed in the premises and 70-80 RCOEM students have acted in this clip.

Addressing the function, CP Dr. Upadhyay informed the audience about mind-boggling facts of crime world. He said that more and more persons from good families are committing crime nowadays which is opposite to earlier conception that only poor and educated class was taking the law of hands. He further said that more than one lac people lost their lives in road accidents every year in India. This road fatalities can be reduced by following traffic rules. He opined and urged the students to obey it as duty. He also alerted the students about consumption of drugs and said that youth are falling prey to drugs faster than even before which is every dangerous for the society, the CP claimed that terrorism was posing challenge to the society.

Informing about the initiative, DCP Zone III Rahul Maknikar informed that the city people officials would inform the students on all of these issue and make them a responsible student. An officials from concerned police station will visit the school/college twice in a month and discuss
problems of students. He will guide them as per their needs. The Police will show awareness video clips to the students and also organise seminars on crime and its implication, traffic, terrorism, drugs menace and others.

Dr. Rajesh Pande. Principal of RCOEM, Additional CP B. G. Gayker and Nityanand Tiwari also addressed the gathering. A large number of police officials and college students were present in the programme. 

DCP Rahul Maknikar delivered introductory speech while PI Narendra Hivre anchored the programme and DCP Sambhaji Kadam proposed vote of thanks.

Acharya Vijay Kaushal Maharaj Visit to RCOEM

Acharya Shri Vijay Kaushalji Maharaj visited Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur on 28.12.2018. Swamiji interacted with the students and staff of College. Students and Staff asked questions on various spiritual aspects. Swamiji satisfied the queries with simple examples and guided them to implement in day-to-day life. He narrated the examples explaining that how the thinking process of individual can transform the life and help in nation building. He stressed and urged all to contribute effectively towards nation building starting with his/her own family.

The executive members of Shri Ramdeobaba Sarvajanik Samiti were also present during the interaction. General Secretary Shri Govindlal Agarwal and Secretary Shri Rajendra Purohit welcome Swamiji with shawl and sreephal.

Alumni Meet “Conclave 2018”

Alumni Association of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management (RCOEM) celebrated the Annual Alumni Day – “Conclave 2018” on Saturday, 22nd December 2018. It was an entire day program at RCOEM campus, Nagpur.

The celebration started in the morning with registration of 1993 (Silver Jubilee Batch) and 2002 Batch. Welcome Address was delivered by Prof. Sachin Pund (In charge Alumni   Association).There after the Principal Sir share the journey of prospective challenges towards excellence.  Alumni cherishes their memories by felicitating  senior and ex-faculty members with memento and token of honour. The Program then progresses with felicitation of Alumni and sharing of their views and memories. The Program was summarized with Speech of Gen. Secretary Govindlal Agrawal Sir. Vote of Thanks was delivered by Prof. Kanak Wadhwani. There after all the Alumni were moved to classroom for Conduction of Sample Test and Interaction with College Senior Teachers, there they enjoy a challenge of solving innovative Mock test, which was conducted by Prof. Rashmi Shahu Madam. They all were then moved to group photograph at AOT followed by department interaction and lunch.

Cultural evening was started at 6 pm. This Cultural evening is organized every year for all the Alumni of the college for their interaction with the Teachers.  Alumni from all batches are invited for the same. Cultural evening made fascinated by the performance of the Students of Music club, Dance club. They performed wonderful and made it to enjoy everyone. The interaction and meet was over followed by dinner. 

MICON 2018 - Management International Conference on ‘Emerging trends in Human Resource Management’

MICON 2018 - Management International Conference on ‘Emerging trends in Human Resource Management’ was jointly organized by Department of Management Technology (DMT), Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and University of District of Columbia (UDC), USA on 14th & 15th December, 2018 at Hotel Tuli Imperial. Aim of the two day Conference was to provide a platform to academicians, industrialists and students for knowledge sharing and an opportunity for interacting with the eminent Corporate HR Heads from across India.

MICON 2018 was officially inaugurated in the presence of Air Vice Marshal Nikhil Ramesh Chitnis VSM, Air Officer Engineering Services, HQ Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force. He was welcomed and felicitated by Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar, Vice Chairman, RCOEM. The other dignitaries present on the dais to grace the Inauguration of MICON 2018 were Shri Govindlal Agarwal, General Secretary, RCOEM, Shri Rajendra Purohit, Secretary, RCOEM and Mr. Abhaya Singh, Head – CII Vidarbha Zone. Members from management Shri. Dwarkaprasadji Gupta, Shri Bagwandas Daga and Shri Devendra Sahu were prominently present for the inauguration. During the inaugural function of MICON 2018, message of His Excellency Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu and Chairman, RCOEM was read by Dr.Chandan Vichoray Head-DMT. In the message Honorable Governor congratulated the Department on its initiation of this wonderful platform for the industry and academician interaction. He expressed his wishes to the entire team of MICON 2018.  Dr. Neeta V Shah, Professor, DMT, RCOEM read the message of Dr. Devdas Shetty, Chairman International Advisory Committee MICON 2018 & Dean, UDC, USA.

The welcome address was given Mr. Vijay Rawal, Vice Chairman, CII Vidharbha Zonal Council and Director and CFO of Lemken India Agro Equipment Private Limited. He explained the work of CII to bridge the gap between the industry and the academia and working closely with the Government in the policy advocacy and improve the state of industry in the country. Increase the contribution of industry for the national growth. The opening remarks were delivered by Dr. R S Pande, Principal, RCOEM. He emphasized on the need for collaboration through MICON to increase industry interaction opportunities for providing quality education. With respect to the recent trends, people are the most important asset of organization, where cognitive supporting system, people analytics and Industry 4.0 will impact employment patterns and stressed on how technology will have an influence in the personal and professional life.

AVM N R Chitnis VSM Chief Guest of the Inaugural function, spoke about the role of Human Resource (HR) and its importance in the Air Force. He firmly asserted Institutions do not transform, Organizations do not defend, Units and formations do not sacrifice but People do. He drew analogies for bringing organization and people together.

In his Presidential address, Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar, Vice Chairman, RCOEM expressed that it is easy to tackle machines and tackling Human Resource is more difficult. He expressed that generally head makes the policy, but needs a team to implement it effectively. Every employee should know their capabilities and their organization in totality. If totality is maintained it can lead to involvement of all stakeholders, eventually leading to the success of the organization. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Rajiv Khaire, Organizing Secretary, MICON 2018. The event was compered by Dr. Ruchi Sao.

Key note Speaker

The Keynote address was given by Mr. Ranjan Mishra, Senior Vice President, Human Resource, Vodafone-Idea Limited. In his session, Mr Ranjan Mishra has amazingly introduced the concept of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity (VUCA) to the audience in a thought provoking manner. He brilliantly related the concept of VUCA with Brexit, Donald Trump Governance and demonetisation.  He also emphasised that every company should have a model which would take care of changes in the economy by expressing the concept of Paytm during demonetisation. He also described two critical HR variables like talent mobility and economic mobility as critical factors to manage VUCA. He concluded by explaining the role of leadership in VUCA world, the story of courage and adaptability with an example of Kodak. The session was compered by Dr. Aamir Khan.

Plenary session

The first plenary session was addressed by Mr. Hakimuddin Ali, Chairman, Imerys India, Director Strategy & BD Africa, India & Middle East at Imerys. The topic was Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Sustainable development (SD) make business sense. Mr Ali in his address emphasized on the importance of CSR being an integral part of Business. He firmly believes that CSR and SD can be made profitable for the organisations.  He explained how the TATA Group works with schools and communities that helped them to save power. He explained the application of Human Development Index (HDI) to keep track of CSR effectiveness in villages. He also informed about Imerys’s focus on sanitation, education, water harvesting and potable water which are the need of the hour. The session was conducted by CMA Vishal Mehta.

Day 1 : Panel Discussion 1 on “Capacity Enhancement in Industry 4.0”

The panelist for the session were

  1. Shailesh Awale, Centre Head, HCL, Mihan
  2. Ranjit Singh, MD & CEO, Syslogyx Technologies Private Limited
  3. Satheesh Thalapaali, Head-Human Resource, InfoCepts
  4. Mridul Chakravorty, Head – Human Resource, TCS Mihan

Moderator: Dr. Abhijeet Agashe, Associate Professor, DMT, RCOEM

With every radical change in industrial revolution, the shelf life of change is declining, which has led to a do or die situation for the country and industry. The panel demystified Industry 4.0 as process automation, connecting the machines and processes and taking it to the next level where manual intervention is reduced. The quality, efficiency and productivity is the need of the hour. It’s time for everyone to learn, unlearn and relearn. The panel discussed on preparedness of India to face Industry 4.0, keeping in view the skill development programme and Make In India initiative. It is rightly said that the need of the hour is evolving capable workforce. A cultural change and competency of eclectic thinking is required which is learning by observation. It is not restricted to single paradigm but in multiple theories and ideas is essential. Integration of man and machine is what we can look forward to in Industry 4.0. For younger people who aspire for start-ups should look for opportunity and understand that there is no quick road to success. It was concluded that we are better prepared to face Industry 4.0 and enhance capacities by bringing in behavioural change, cultural change. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Abhijeet Agashe, Associate Professor, DMT, RCOEM. The panel discussion was compered by Dr. Gayathri Band.

Day 1 : Panel Discussion 2 on “New Frontiers in Industrial Relations”


  1. G. V. Jagtap, Sr. Divisional Personnel Officer, Indian Railways
  2. Ramesh Patne Former General Secretary LIC Employees’ Union
  3. Raju Gulhane, Assistant Labour Commisioner Nagpur and
  4. Shishir Ghude, Sr. General Manager - HR, Solar Industries Ltd., Nagpur.

Moderator: Mrs. Alpana Deshpande, VP-HR, Manas Agro Industries and Infrastructure Ltd.

The Panel discussed various topics and highlighted upon the aspects where Unions as well as organisations need to work together. The panelists discussed that a proactive approach needs to be adopted by the industries. While discussing the changing needs of the present generation of employees it was expressed that the labour have moved from fulfilment of needs to fulfilment of comforts. The changing scenario has amplified the need for training in order to cope with the new trends. The panel discussion was moderated by Mrs. Alpana Deshpande, VP-HR, Manas Agro Industries and Infrastructure Ltd. The panel discussion was compered by Prof. Rijuta Joshi.

Day 2 : Panel discussion on the topic “Next Generation HR Leadership”

The panelists were:

  1. Rajat Kapoor, Founder Director, Ascent Business Solutions
  2. Sameer Bendre, Chief People Officer, Persistent Systems Limited
  3. Umesh Jadhav, Director HR, Calderys India Refractories limited
  4. Santosh Dwivedi, DGM Human Resource, Solar Industries India Limited

Moderator: Mr. Vijay Phanshikar, Editor & Chief, The Hitavada.

One of the most critical and burning topic with respect to the HR leadership is handling Millennials. The next generation Human Resource will have the biggest impact on decision making in the organizations. Technology will be impacting how the businesses will be done. It is about maximizing emerging opportunities. Next generation HR leadership would be placing right people at the right place. It is also about hiring the right people, motivating people and having them engaged. In most of the organization 50%-70% cost is associated to people. Next generation HR leadership would play a strategic role and the organizational objectives should be aligned to people agenda to achieve growth and success. The present generation is born digital having avalanche of information available with them, wherein each individual is an enterprise in themselves. With respect to the Industry 4.0 the emerging trend is going to be data analytics and big data wherein the HR leaders would need to have knowledge of analytics and using it for their decision making. HR leaders can’t ignore the big role to be played by data analytics and need to be trained and prepared for it. It is important to build a culture which has the flexibility for dynamic policy of rules depending on the present situation. It is also important for the HR leaders to provide a shoulder of empathy.

Valedictory Function on 15/12/2018

MICON 2018 concluded with the valedictory ceremony on 15th December, 2018.

The Chief Guest for the Valedictory function was Dr. Vinod Khare, Executive Director (Western Region), PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd. He was felicitated by Shri Satyanarayan Nuwal- Chairman, Solar Group & Vice Chairman, RCOEM.

The opening remarks were given by Mr. Rahul Dixit, CII Vidarbha Zonal Council and Convenor MICON 2018. He said that CII is an organization which is a bridge between Government and Industries. He said that he is a firm believer that HR is one of the key drivers for development of the Organization. Human Resource is a link between employees and the vision of the Organization.

The office bearers of CII Mr. Rahul Dixit and Mr. Abhaya Singh, Head Vidarbha Zone CII were felicitated by Shri Satyanarayan Nuwal, Chairman, Solar Group & Vice Chairman, RCOEM. The Conference summary of the two day event was presented by Dr. Rajiv Khaire, Organizing Secretary of MICON 2018.

Dr. Vinod Khare Chief Guest of the Function, appreciated the level of deliberations and sessions conducted during the two day conference. Human Resource is an art as it requires skills to structure process based organization. Identification of change and the reasons for resistance to change and its corrective implementation is need of the hour in Human Resource leading to the success of the Organization. He emphasized on the employee development of quadrant of Balanced Scorecard. He emphasized on the importance of industry and institute for quality education.

The Presidential address was given by Shri Satyanarayan Nuwal. He congratulated the organizers of the conference for bringing Nagpur on international map and appreciated the theme of the conference which was relevant to the dynamic HR scenario. He congratulated RCOEM for joining hands with CII and thereby opening avenues for more Industry Institute Interaction. Employees with special skills will have high attrition and engaging such employees would be the next big challenge to be faced by HR of the organization. To face the competition of today’s market, the technological development of the employees is a need of the hour. The Human Resource will have to address the emotional, intellectual and social needs of the employees. The audience were spell bound and mesmerized with his vision. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Chandan Vichoray, Co-Convenor MICON 2018. The function was compered by Dr. Vandana Gandhi.