Thursday, 16 November 2017

Sports: Kaveri College on a winning spree.

The students of Kaveri College are on a winning spree. The First term saw number of students from the College winning prestigious tournaments and receiving accolades for their achievements on the sports ground.
Siddha Dhage (T.Y.B.Com.) won Gold medal in High Jump (Inter College Athletics Meet 2017) at Sanas Ground.
Sushant Korpade (F.Y.B.A.) Secured 3rd place in Inter College Free Style Wrestling competition in 79kg.
Nikhil Anandsekar from S.Y.B.Sc has secured 4th position on Pune City Inter College Cycling  (Road race -40km) competition held at Balewadi Sports  Complex & has qualified for SPPU Zonal competition.
Abhishekh Mehandale of ( B) secured 3rd position in Inter College Power Lifting Competition.

Rahul Gupta (T.Y.B.Com- B) secured 3rd position in Inter College Athletics Meet 2017 at Sanas ground.
Vaibhav KadbhanePatil (T.Y.B.Com.) selected for Pune City Zone Kho- Kho Team for Inter Zonal Kho- Kho Competition.

 Volleyball Men's team won against Ferguson College in 1st round & M.E.S.COE in the 2nd round & qualified for quarter final. Our team lost in quarters against M.M.C. Aniket Gogate (F.Y.B.Com) is selected in Pune City Zone Team.

Basketball Men's team won against Morden College, Ganesh Khind & qualified for quarter final.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Faculty of Arts organized the Kaveri Film Festival

Faculty of Arts organized the Kaveri Film Festival from 09th to 12th October 2017. The Film Festival was started in 2015 as an initiative to make students understand and appreciate world cinema and thereby encourage learning of finer nuances of the creative process.   
This year’s Film festival showcased a wide array of films like The Shawshank Redemption, The Diary of Anne Frank, Shutter Island and Zootopia. Each film screening was followed by an activity conducted by teachers. 
On 9th October, the Festival began with the screening of the classic movie, The Shawshank Redemption. It was followed by a crossword puzzle game and a discussion about hope and resilience by Ms. Sonali Joshi. The students were also asked to come up with their ideas of a prequel or sequel to the movie.

Mrs. Priya Deshmukh discussed the life of prisoners in the concentration camps during the World War II after the screening of The Diary of Anne Frank  on 10th Oct.
Shutter Island was shown on 11th October and was followed by a discussion about the open-ending of the film and the students came up with various possibilities of ‘What could have been..’ initiated by Ms. Mugdha Shivapurkar. 

The students were hooked to the gripping animation and beautiful presentation of our last film Zootopia. The screening was followed by a dialogue on the economical aspects that were seen in the movie with reference to a few clippings that had been shortlisted from the movie. This activity was facilitated by Ms. Shweta Bhagat on 12th Oct. 

Students from Arts and Commerce faculties attended the festival on all four days. All the films received great appreciation from the students. Their enthusiasm and active participation made the festival a wonderful experience for all.

Friday, 13 October 2017

“The Knowledge based society gets created only through reading.”: Dr. Rajendra Kumbhar

Known as Youth inspiration and 'Missile Man,' the 11th President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has inspired the youth throughout the country with his noble works, thoughts and rich experiences in life.  In memory of his distinguished and inspirational life, Vachan Prerana Din (Reading Inspiration Day) is celebrated on his birth anniversary on 15 October throughout Maharashtra. On this occasion Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce had organized a lecture on ‘How to Inculcate Reading Habits among Students.’  

Dr. Rajendra Kumbhar, Professor, Library and Information Science, SPPU, was the Chief Guest of the Program. He said that reading enriches our life and gives better insight into understanding human nature. It not only improves our vocabulary and grammar but it also helps us in reading humans, nation and the society as well. It prepares us to go for higher goals and shows us how to accomplish those goals. 
He urged students to read autobiographies and biographies of Steve Jobs, Sachin Tendulkar, Vergese Kurien, and Kishore Biyani and also suggested them to read books like ‘Man MeiN hai Vishwas’ by Vishwas Nangre Patil, ‘Waat Tudavtana’ by Uttam Kamble, ‘Nangarani’ by Anand Yadav. 
Dr. Kumbhar said, since reading is an acquired skill, students must put in their efforts to learn the art of reading and get benefited by its tremendous benefits. He urged to at least spend an hour reading a book and said that, they “make reading dear i.e. drop everything and read.” He said reading is a perfect knowledge tonic and every student must have her/his dose of this tonic as  it will sharpen their minds, encourage them to write themselves, give better ideas of entrepreneurship, and will help them in performing better in interviews.

On this occasion, Dr. S.B. Kharosekar, Principal, Kaveri College introduced students to the glorious career and inspirational life of Dr. Kalam. He urged students to spend time in college library amidst the company of books and enrich their lives with the knowledge, insight, vision and inspiration they provide. 

Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Vice President, MRs. Dhanashri Bhide, Head, Library Committee, Teaching and non-teaching staff and students in large number were present on the occasion. Mrs. Chitra Alavani compered the program.  

Monday, 9 October 2017

“SPPU’s Avishkar initiative is the best platform to bring in research culture to the colleges.” – Dr. S.B. Kharosekar, Principal, Kaveri College.

With each passing day the role of research has become even more important in today’s globalized world. Dr. S.B.Kharosekar, Principal Kaveri College emphasized on the need to inculcate ‘research culture’ among teachers and students of universities. He was speaking on the occasion of Avishkar Orientation program which was jointly organized by The Savitribai Phule Pune University and The Kaveri Research and Innovation Centre (KRIC) of Kannada Sangha  Pune’s  Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce. Avishkar, the brainchild of former Governor of Maharashtra S.M. Krishna is a novel research project competition is being implemented by the Univeristy. He said that Kaveri College is committed to build research culture in the college and urged students to participate in events like Avishkar. 
Eminent speakers Dr. Ravindra Jaybhaye, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Dr. Prashanth Sathe  Asso. Professor and Co-ordinator of Research Centre at BMCC, Pune were invited to give students guidance on how to enhance their abilities to present their work in an effective manner. Dr. Ravindra Jaybhaye said that Avishkar is the best platform for students of higher studies to showcase their original and innovative ideas. He said “every student has a researcher hidden in her/him,” and that students need not have to be extra ordinary in talent but they should be extraordinary in their efforts and views and vision. He informed that round 10,000 students participate in this competition every year.
Dr. Prashant Sathe, said that Avishkar is a prestigious platform and getting an opportunity to participate in it is a thing of pride. He urged students to do research on Mega city oriented issues such as traffic problems, water scarcity, air and water pollution etc. He also asked them to do research on why farmers today are in the age bracket of 35-40 years and why the younger generation is going away from farming. Dr. Sathe asked students to solve serious social issues which directly affect our society with the help of research in those areas.

 Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Vice Principal, Dr. Jayashri Bangali, Coordinator B.Sc, and Head KRIC, were present on the occasion. The event was grand success under the guidance of Dr. Jayashri Bangali, and the support faculty and staff members.

"Millions of job opportunities in Digital market." : Dr. Milind Pande, Director, MITSOT, at Kaveri College.

Today’s India represents a digital economy, which has biggest market potential for global players. “But are we truly ready for it?,” asked Dr. Milind Pande, Director, MITSOT, at Kaveri College. He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the regular activities conducted under Science Association of Kaveri College for the academic year 2017-18.
Dr. Pande said Digitization has practically impacted every sector including Education, Telecom, Banking, agriculture and Healthcare etc. has made careers in digital marketing as one of the best options for students and professionals. He made them aware about the growing cyber-security market and huge demand for cyber-security professionals. He said, “the future belongs to cyber-security engineers as clients, big and small companies, even start-ups are recruiting cyber security professionals.”  He urged students to avail government’s E-Education programs where they can use various websites such as, MOOCs, SMAC,, etc. These websites are laced with podcasts, videos, notes and also a facility to assess their tests. He also made students aware about the strength, misuse, addiction of social media and growing threat of cyber crime.He encouraged students to become the leader of digital India.
Earlier, Dr. S.B.Kharosekar, Principal, Kaveri College welcomed Dr, Milind Pande and introduced his relentless works towards the Digitization of India. He urged students to read the autobiographies of scientists and emulate their acumen, discipline, dedication and focus in their own lives.
On this occasion, Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Vice Principal, DR. Jayashree Bangali, Coordinator, Computer Science, Mr. Anand Buddhikot, Head, Science Association were also present.
Mrs. Vandana Upadhyay compered the program and Ms. Geetanjali More proposed vote of thanks.

Friday, 6 October 2017

"An excellent speaker must be a good human first." : Dr. Aruna Dhere at Kaveri College

7th Dr. Shamarao Kalmadi Memorial State Level Elocution Competition held at Kaveri College on12 September 2017 at Shakuntala Jagannath Shetty Auditorium. Renowned literary figure Dr. Aruna Dhere was the Chief Guest of the Prize Distribution Ceremony.  Speaking on the occasion she said, “ Excellent speaker must be a good human first.”  She said that a good speaker’s speech becomes powerful and effective because of his experiences in life, his lofty thoughts, and deep feelings but these thoughts and feelings should not be dry but they should touch the audience’s heart and mind simultaneously.  She also advised students that they should learn to love language as language has its very own beauty and strength, which makes the speaker’s oratory even more effective.  Dr. Dhere advised students that, to be a good speaker they must to pay attention to their body language, range of voice, modulation, and convincing ability etc.

On this occasion, Dr. Aruna Dhere awarded the prizes to successful participants.
Praveen Shinde (Tilak Maharashtra University) bagged the First prize, which consisted of a Rolling Trophy, Rs. 5000/- Cash prize, Memento and a Certificate. Anupam Dwivedi (Sinhgad Law College) and Hetika Gupta (Symbiosis College) were the first and second runners-up respectively. They won Rs. 3000/-, Rs. 2000/- Cash prizes, Mementos and Certificates respectively.  In the impromptu competition, Ankit Mishra won the first prize, Umesh Suryavanshi won the Second Prize whereas Pravin Shinde won the third prize.

This competition was started to pay tribute to Dr. Shamarao Kalmadi who was the founder President of Kannada Sangha, The competition was inaugurated by Mr. Kushal Hegde, President, Kannada Sangha.  Dr. S. B. Kharosekar, Principal, Kaveri College said that the Competition has provided an opportunity to participants to hone their oratory, persuasive, and leadership skills. He said that that in its 7th year the Competition has grown in stature and now has become a ‘brand name’ in Pune. Prof. Shweta Bapat, Chairman- Elocution and Debate Committee, told the audience about the purpose of the competition and read our rule for the competition. On this occasion, Mr. Chandrahas Shetty, Trustee of Kannada Sangha, Mr. Suchishmita Mohanty, Vice Principal, Kaveri College, students, teachers and participants were present in large numbers.

 Kannad Sangh's Vice President Mrs. Indira Salian, Secretary Smt. Malti Kalmadi were also present on the prize distribution ceremony. Mrs. Kalmadi appreciated the college's principal and all the teachers for the best planning of the tournament. She asked the audience to believe in art as art help survive the existence of mankind. Dr. Avinash Sangolekar, Dr. Rajendra Shah, Dr. Vaishali Naik were the judges for the competition.  The topics for competition were, 1) Technology and Society 2) Man of the Era:Bal Gangadhar Tilak 3) Doklam : The Test of India’s Patience 4) Marks and Intelligence 5) Changing Lives with Sports

Prof. Priya Deshmukh compered the programme and Prof. Shweta Bapat, Chairman- Elocution and Debate Committee proposed vote of thanks. 

Kaveri College secures 3rd position in Annual College Magazine Competition organized by SPPU

Kannada Sangha Pune’s Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce has secured the 3rd position in Annual Magazine Competition organized by the Board of Students' Welfare, Savitribai Phule Pune University. Kaveri College won the prize in the competition at district level for its college magazine ‘Kaveri Kaleidoscope,’ for the academic year 2016-17. The competition is held to promote the art and habit of writing and recognize their talent, hard-work and innovation.

Dr. S.B.Kharosekar, Principal, Kaveri College received the prize at the hands Dr. Nitin Karamalkar, Hon.Vice Chancellor, SPPU, Dr. Prabhakara Desai, director, student Welfare board, and Dr. A.D.Shaligram, Registrar, SPPU. The prize consists of a certificate, a cash prize of Rs. 5000/- and a memento. Dr. Muckta Karmarkar, Head, Magazine Committee, Prof. Sayee Kulkarni, Prof. Chita Alavani were also present on the occasion.

Kannada Sangha’s Trustee members, Principal of the college, Dr. S.B. Kharosekar, Vice Principal, Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, all the Heads of the Departments, staff members and students congratulated the College on this big achievement.