The winning team of Nautanki being awarded with the cash prize

On March 21st, 2017 National Level CSIR-NEERI Conference on Water Scarcity and Awareness was held, which focused on the problem of worldwide water scarcity and pollution. Also the conference stressed upon the ways to save water and make people aware about it. The Conference was open to the public as well as press. Approximately 300 people were in attendance. During the conference, attendees shared opinions, thoughts and suggestions for about this topic. Dr.Rakesh Kumar, CSIR-NEERI Director; Dr.Pawan Labhasetwar, Scientist & Head, WT & M division were present, to discuss in the conference. They were the keynote speakers.

The winning team along with Faculty In Charge, Pratishruti Singh-Agarwal being appreciated by General Secretary, Shri Govindlalji Agarwal and Principal, Dr R S Pande

During the day, CSIR-NEERI had organised various competitions for Drama and Short Films so as to send a strong visual message to the common man making them alert and aware about the Water related campaign. NAUTANKI-The Drama Club, participated in the competition under the Dramatics category under the guidance of the club mentor, Mrs. Pratishruti Singh Agrawal.

Participants had the opportunity to represent their college in front of the foreign delegates present on and off the dais. They had to research about their character and relate it to the present day scenario. Our college secured the 3rd position and was awarded a cash prize of Rs.10, 000.We were also invited on March 22ndto perform again. At the conclusion of the conference, the club was invited by a member of a theatre group based in Mumbai and invited to Pune to perform the same play. The team comprised Script Writer: Saurabh Hardas Director: Mustafa Neemuchwala Cast: Amar Mishra, Nikita Sen, Nishad Janefalkar, Nishigandha Gawande, Vedant Vyas, Viddhesh Gharpure and Vivek Thaware.

Anubhav Gupta and Anurima Chakraborty being appreciated for their performance at Litfest

Technovision 10.0

Technovision 10.0 - a national level technical festival is a part of initiative taken by the college with Technical Club of our institute to give an opportunity to budding engineers to implement their technical knowledge and explore their creativity. Dissemination of knowledge goes beyond classroom teaching. First Technovision was initiated with this vision 15 years before in the academic year 2002-2003.Silver Jubilee –Technovision 6.0 was a land mark event as it was inaugurated and graced by the presence of Honorable former president of India and well known Scientist Dr. A.P.J.  Abdul Kalam in 2010. Now this event has become the brand event of RCOEM.

This year the tenth edition of this technical extravaganza Technovision 10.0 was inaugurated along with Pratishruti 17 in the august presence of Mr. Rohit Dev, Co-Founder Ideas91, UAE, our own alumni on 6th March, 2017.

The event consists of many technical workshops on the recent trends, competitions, quizzes, challenging events.

To make aware about the recent developments in the field of engineering and technology to our students, we conducted six technical workshops on the recent trends like Big Data Science and Hadoop, Internet of things (IOT), Self balancing Bots, Additive manufacturing, Modern Surveying Techniques, and Technomusica-modern mixing of Music and technology. 275 participants from the various engineering colleges of the region have participated in these workshops. The speakers were from the industries like Robokart Mumbai, Capgemini Bangalore and VNIT Nagpur. All the workshops are well appreciated by the participants.

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The whole journey of this mega event Technovision 10.0 was a memorable experience for all the participants as well as a very good learning experience for the entire Technovision team who worked very hard with full dedication to make this event a grand success.

Prerna 9.O – Spark of Socialism

The inaugural ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp by Chief Guest Dr. Bhau Daydar, NSS university coordinator, Dr. R.S. Pande, Principal, RCOEM, Dr. Mohgaonkar and Dr. S. Dogra, NSS Program Officer, RCOEM.

NSS unit of RCOEM is conducting its annual event Prerna 9.0, a four day event from 15TH Feb to 18thFeb  2017. The main aim of this programme is to create social awareness among technocrats by the means of various inter-collegiate competitive events.

Mr. Harshal Baheti and Ms. Vandana Singh, NSS Secretaries, formally welcomed all the dignitaries on the dais. They made students aware about the significance of social activities and described the objectives of NSS. Dr. Bhau Daydar enlightened us about our social responsibilities. Dr. R.S. Pande spoke about the commendable job of NSS volunteers. Dr. S. Dogra also mentioned the achievements of the NSS Unit in previous years and appreciated the dedication of volunteers. In the end, Mr. Yash Singhania, Joint Secretary of NSS, offered a vote of thanks to all dignitaries for gracing the occasion by their solemn presence.

After the Inaugural function, NSS Unit organized an event ‘JUNOON’, under the annual social event ‘PRERNA’,  that showcased talents and wonder skills of specially abled children. Their performance was awestruck. The Guest of Honour for the Event was Dr. Anantji Dhole , Assistant Manager, MHADA. The children were from various schools viz, Kalyan mukhbadhir vidyalaya, Dr. Sonutai Agnihotri Mukh Badhir Niwas Shala, New Life Centre School, May Flower School, Nandanvan School, Mukh Badhir School, Saoner and a solo performance by Nikita Trehan. They were an example to every person who thought life was useless or difficult to live. It showed how strong hearted these angels were. It was a successful event that was far mesmerizing and has set up pictures of these children in the hearts forever.

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Annual Alumni Meet - Conclave 2017

To take a walk down the corridors of nostalgia, the Annual Alumni Meet- Conclave was organized on 28 th January 2017 in RCOEM campus. This year Conclave celebrated Silver Jubilee of 1991 Batch. It was felicitation year of 2000 Batch also. The occasion was graced by more than 100 Alumni and their family members ranging across various batches from various parts of the country and outside the country as well. The alumni visited their respective departments and met teachers.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr.R.S. Pande, Principal RCOEM underlined and praised the achievements of Alumni of RCOEM in all walks/spheres of life. He felt that it was matter of great pride for RCOEM family that its Alumni are holding positions of responsibility in various Government organizations, Private sector, MNCs, Academic Institutions etc.. Many of them are successful entrepreneurs providing jobs to others as well. He praised their contribution towards the growth of their Alma Mater and emphasized the need for further strengthening the linkage between the Alumni and RCOEM current students.

The meet was attended by Mr.Tushar Marghade, President, alumni Association, Senior Professors and faculty staff members of RCOEM. Dr.Mridula Korde, Professor In charge, Alumni welcomed the alumni and their family members in the campus and appreciated their zeal to assemble here despite the inclement weather. The meet was followed by cultural programme by Music club and Dance club students of RCOEM. Great bonhomie was observed everywhere with old students reliving their old memories with their batch mates, seniors and juniors. It was decided to strengthen the link between the current RCOEM students and alumni for their support to current students in the area of training, placement, career counseling and any other help. The Meet ended with promise to meet again and everyone bid emotional farewell to each other and their beloved RCOEM.

JASHN 2017 – Let’s Live it Together

Department of Management Technology (DMT), Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur organized Jashn 2017 - Let’s Live it Together in the college campus recently. This event was for the specially-abled children and children from orphanages. 185 children participated in the drawing and dance competitions conducted.

The program was inaugurated in the morning and the dignitaries present were – Dr. R.S. Pande - Principal, RCOEM, Dr. Rupesh Pias - Head, DMT, Dr. Neeta V. Shah – Professor, DMT, Professor Emeritus Q.H. Jeevaji, RCOEM and the judges. The drawing competition was judged by Mr. Sameer Hejib and Mrs. Neha Munje. The age groups were - 5-9, 10-14, 15-18. Mr. Vilas Dudhapachare from Bharat Muk Badhir stood first in the 5-9 age category, whereas Mr. Aryan from Shaskiya Mulanche Balgruh and Mr. Rohit from Samtha Anath Seva Ashram were second and third respectively. In the 10-14 age category, the first, second and third prize winners were Ms. Trushna Khairkar from Manorama Balsadan, Mr. Drungesh from Shaskiya Mulanche Balgruh and Mr. Suraj Patel from Balsadan Paranjpe respectively. In the 15-18 age category, the first, second and third prize winners were Mr. Shubham Prasad from Anath V.idyarthi Gruh, Mr. Sandeep Ramdas Arewar from Anath Vidyarthi Gruh and Mr. Sunil Gautam from Balsadan Paranjpe respectively. The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Ms. Linky Parasnani and Ayush Singh.

The Cultural Program, which included a dance competition, wherein there were 9 competing teams along with 1 special performance by Ms. Purnima Das, a 9 year old National Dance Competition awardee; was held in the evening. The dignitaries present during the evening function were Dr. R. S. Pande – Principal, RCOEM, Dr. Rupesh Pais – Head, DMT, Dr. S. Dogra – NSS In Charge, Dr. Neeta V. Shah – Professor, DMT, Judges of the competition and other faculty members of the department. This competition was judged by Mrs. Renu Mahajan, Mrs. Maya Mukherjee and Mr. Hunny Khattar. The Cultural Program was anchored by Ms. Rashmi Naidu and Ms. Neha Barday. The teams from Matru Seva Sangh, Paranjpe Balsadan, Bharat Mook Badhir and Manorma Anath Seva Ashram won prizes for their commendable performances. The participating children were from 10 institutes/orphanages, namely, Matru Seva Sangh, Shri Kisan Mook Badhir, Jeevan Ashray Ashram, Bharat Mook Badhir, Manorama Anath Seva Ashram, Anath Vidyarthi Gruh, Samtha Anath Ashram, Paranjape Bal Sadan, Shaskiye Mulanche Bal Gruh and Vidarbha Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram. The Cultural Program also included a fashion show. The theme of the Fashion Show revolved around Indian Leaders and reformists. The organizing team executed a successful scrap collection campaign collecting approximately 6000 kilograms of scrap to raise funds for the event. Jashn wished to provide these children with an opportunity to showcase and enhance their talents.

DMT, RCOEM, even aims to provide these children with life-enhancing skills by the medium of workshops which will be conducted in the forthcoming months. The students of DMT distributed 75 blankets to the Matoshi Vrudhashram. The sponsors for the event were- Heritage, Avinash Developers, Rajan Raj Constructions, Royal Reality, DRA Consultancy, Ras Kunj (High-Tea), Saroj Bakery (High-Tea), Seth Opticals (Drawing Competition), Silver Systems (Prizes and blankets), Haldiram’s (High-Tea). Students from the Department - Ms. Reena Agrawal, Ms. Aarti Chandak, Ms. Priyanka Marda and Ms. Heena Budhwani, sponsored breakfast for the children. Mr. Jayesh Goyal, Alumni of the department sponsored blankets for the children. The Management Dr. R. S. Pande – Principal, RCOEM and Dr. Rupesh Pais – Head, DMT appreciated the event and praised the efforts put in by the participants and the organizing team.

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.