Monday, 19 February 2018

“Entrepreneurship is not a job but a life style.” Mr. Manish Agrawal at Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony

The annual prize distribution of Kaveri College was held on 12 February 2018. CTO and Co-Founder of Yagna IQ India Private Limited Mr. Manish Agrawal was the Chief Guest of the program. Mr. Kushal Hegde,

President, Kannada Sangha Pune, Mrs. Indira Salian, Vice President, Kannada Sangha, Mrs. Malati Kalmadi, Secretary, Kannasda Sangha, Radhika Sharma, Treaurer, Kannada Sangha, Mrs. Rashmi Agrawal, Dr. S.B. Kharosekar, Principal, Kaveri College, Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Vice Principal, Ms. Sayee Kulkarni, Head, Cultural Committee were the other dignitaries present on the occasion.

Mr. Kushal Hegde informed about Kannada Sangha’s immense contribution in the Field of Education and also shared its successful journey with the audience. He also praised and congratulated the staff of Kaveri College for their untiring efforts in shaping up careers of the students.
Dr. S.B. Kharosekar presented the Annual Report for the academic year 2016-17. He praised the management for their unfailing support and encouragement for the college to set new benchmark in excellence in education sector. Dr. Kharosekar informed the dignitaries and parents about the various curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities conducted by the College throughout the year. Mrs. Malati Kalmadi encouraged the students to not only dream big but also to concentrate, work hard with passion to realize that dream.  

The Chief Guest Mr. Manish Agrawal said that the first five years in a young professional’s life are as important as the first five years in a small baby’s life. He said that these are the formative years of their
professional, personal and social life and hence they should utilize these initial years to the fullest. Mr. Agrawal asked students to become an entrepreneur, and a job provider than a job seeker. He said that, “Entrepreneurship is not a job but a life style,” and  that job finishes while lifestyle stays.  He said the students must enjoy life but at the same time, work hard, show immense patience and stay hungry and stay foolish to achieve their goals. Mr. Agrawal urged students to stay away from the Social Media and channelize their energy to be happy and successful in life.

Mrs. Rashmi Agrawal said that Love, Truth, and Passion drive one to become successful in life. She said that it
is still very difficult for women professionals to break the glass ceilings at the workplaces. She said women have every right to choose a job of their choice. If they choose family over job then for that too they should give their 100 percent as every job demands complete dedication irrespective of one’s gender.

Two outgoing students Rucha Joshi and Prajakta Sahastrabuddhe shared their experiences of spending three
glorious years with Kaveri College. They got emotional while narrating the anecdotes, events and experiences of their association with Kaveri College. Prizes were distributed to the students in various categories such as academics, sports, NSS, cultural awards, inter-college awards, Endowment awards, Special awards, etc.
            Mr. Archit Joshi of TYB.Sc. received the Best Outgoing Student award; Mr. Sidharth Gantara of TYBCOM bagged the Best All-rounder Student Award. While Ms. Gargi Date, TYBA was chosen as the ‘Most Outstanding Student’ for the Vishnu Moreshwar Karmarkar Award and Mr. Vaibhav Kadbhane Patil,

TYBCOM was chosen for the prize of ‘Most Outstanding Sportsmen’ of the year for the Sunita Vishnu Karmarkar Award. Ms. Akanksha Shinde was awarded with ‘Dr. Shamarao Kalmadi Award for the Most Meritorious Student’ with Rs. 2500/- and Ms. Sukhada Joshi, former student, TYBSc(CS) was given a scholarship of Rs. 11000/- in the memory of ‘Late Shri Ramesh Khode’. The Best NSS Volunteer Award was won by Ms. Harshada Khaladkar, SYBA and Yash Pawar, SY.B.Sc. 

Dr. Geetanjali Pitre and Dr. Deepa Sathe were felicitated for receiving the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) at the hands of Mr. Kushal Hegde. Dr. Muckta Karmarkar, Dr. Jayashree Bangali, Mrs. Shweta Bapat, Mrs. Manasi Joshi and Mrs. Bhakti Dandekar were also felicitated for presenting research papers in the International Conferences. The Non-teaching staff, Mr. Tushar Parte and Ms. Aarati Kadam were also felicitated for their outstanding contribution towards the College. Ms. Priya Deshmukh compeered the program and Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Vice- Principal gave a vote of thanks. 

Two Days National Level Workshop On IoT & Data Science

Computer Science & Applications Department Kannada Sangha’s Kaveri College of Atrs, Science, and Commerce conducted a Two days workshop on ‘IoT & Data Science’ on 2nd and 3rd February, 2018 under the Quality Iimprovement Programme of SPPU.
  Dr. Lalit Kathpalia, Dirctor, Symbiosys institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR) was the Chief Guest for the inauguration of the workshop. Mr. Kushal Hegde,  President, Kannada Sangha, Pune, Dr. S B. Kharosekar, Principal, Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Vice principal, Mr. Chittaranjan Mahajan, President, Dolphin Educational and Research Society, Director, Dolphin Labs, Pune,  Ms. Sujata Bachhav, convener of National Level workshop, participants, staff members and students were present for the inauguration.
Dr. S B. Kharosekar, Principal, Kaveri college in his welcome speech informed the audience about the successful journey of Kaveri College and gave information about the stupedous success of Kannada Sangha’s all institutes.

In his inaugural speech the Chief Guest Dr. Lalit Kathpalia praised Kannada Sangha for its progressive management and holistic student centric activities. He said that Internet of Things(IoT) has made our lives easier and also has made the world a better place to live. Mr. Kathpalia said that IoT has its own share of concerns such as breach of privacy, security of data/content, compatible firewalls, etc. He said the future belongs to IoT and will bring tremendous changes in our lifestyle.
 Mr. Kushal Hegde, President, Kannada Sangha, Pune formally inaugurated the workshop & shared his thoughts with the audience. Ms. Sujata Bachhav, Convener of National Level workshop threw light on the schedule of all sessions of two days workshop and also proposed a vote of thanks.
Mr. Chittaranjan Mahajan started the first session with exploring the terms and the requirements of the IoT. He explained about Hardware Selection, Operating System Selection and Software Selection. He said that IoT will solve major problems faced by people such as pollution, traffic congestion and shortage of energy supplies etc. By installing sensors and using web applications, citizens can find free parking slots across the city.  IoT is also being used in agriculture and farmers are using meaningful insights from the data to yield better return on investments, sensing for soil moisture and nutrients, controlling water usage for plant growth etc.

On the second day, Dr. Parikshit Mahalle, Professor and Head, Department of Computer engineering, Sinhgad Technical Education Society’s Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering, Pune explored the topic ‘Big Data Management in IoT’ explained the contribution of IoT in huge data generation and his main focus was on analysis of big data.  He also discussed research topics on big data management. Data science is all about making a scene out of Bulks of data generated from IOT.

Idea Generation Camp

Department of Management organised ‘Idea Generation Camp’ on 24 January 2018, in association with Board of Student Development, SPPU and Business Ethics Foundation Pune. 

Mrs. Malati Kalmadi, Secretary, Kannada Sangha, Pune, Dr. Balajith Shetty, Trustee Kanada Sangha, Pune, Dr. S. G. Bapat, Founder President Business Ethics Foundation, Pune and Dr. S. B. Kharosekar Principal graced the inauguration function of the camp. Dr. Rashmi Hebalkar and Mrs. Pallavi Kasande from Business Ethics Foundation were the resource persons of the camp. 
The camp was open for undergraduate students of all streams. The camp received very good response from various colleges like Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Huzurpaga Mahila Vanijya Mahavidyalay, BMCC, Siddhivinayak College, SNDT, Symbiosis college of Arts and Science. Total 76 students attended the camp. 

This camp aimed at training students to recognize, understand and generate business ideas and also to evaluate those ideas with the feasibility criteria. The s
tudents were introduced to the various idea generation techniques such as brainstorming, lateral thinking etc. They were made aware of ecosystem of entrepreneurship to evaluate an idea and convert that idea into a business opportunity. Various management games, activities, debriefing of the activities and group discussions were conducted in the camp.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Inter-college Paper Presentation Competition

The Management Department of Kannada Sangha Pune’s Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce had conducted the 9th Inter-Collegiate Paper Presentation Competition on 23.1.18.
Total 7 teams from different colleges participated in the event. The inauguration of the competition took place at the hands Dr. S.B. Kharosekar, Principal Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce. Mrs. Shweta Bapat, Coordinator-Management Department, other staff members and students were present on the occasion.
Principal Dr. S.B.Kharosekar in his speech mentioned that this generation of students are indeed fortunate to get opportunities to conduct research and present it with the help of such competitions organized by the colleges. He said Paper presentation leads to overall development of the student and hence such competitions should be conducted often.
Mrs. Shweta Bapat welcomed the Judge, Dr. Sonali Parchure, Associate Professor-HNIMR. Dr. Parchure encouraged students to participate in such competitions as they help them in giving broader vision, scientific perspective and competitive spirit.  
Mr.Bhavik Shah and Ms. Akshata Jori from BMCC won the first prize for their project titled ‘Modern Payment Systems’

The event was compered by Ms. Nupur Gandhe.   Ms. Soniya Kumbhojkar proposed vote of thanks.

Project Exhibition Organized by Commerce Department

The department of Commerce of Kaveri College of arts science and commerce under Kaveri Research and Innovation Centre had organized Project Exhibition on 16th  January 2018. The exhibition was inaugurated Dr. Mahesh Thakur, Director- CSR Cell, Karve Institute Pune. Mrs. Malati Kalmadi, Secretary, Kannada Sangha, Dr. S.B. Kharosekar, Principal, Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Vice Principal, Mrs. Deepa Sathe, Co-ordinator Commerce, Staff members and Students were present on the occasion.
Dr. Mahesh Thakur, in his inaugural speech informed students about various ongoing CSR projects by reputed companies like LG, Zensar, Cummins India Ltd. Etc. He cited examples of CSR projects giving Innovative solutions in the field of agriculture production and development of tribal areas. He also emphasized on the need to conserve energy, segregation of the waste, kitchen waste management, appropriate waste disposal projects. He appealed students to come together and work for the environmental projects for CSR activities of various companies.
Mrs. Malati Kalmadi, Secretary, Kannada Sangha appreciated student’s efforts and their willingness to contribute towards the society’s wellbeing. Dr. S. B. Kharosekar in his address congratulated the students for their participation, enthusiasm and awareness about the environment.  
Total 225 students of SYBCOM formed teams and worked with different environmental NGOs from Pune City such as Euonia Therapy, Change We Need, Jeevit Nadi Foundation, Green Life, Change Together We Can, Green Thumb, and Sagar Mitra etc.  Based on their findings, the students submitted about 50 group-projects out of which, 23 projects were selected for the presentation. Their projects were based on various environmental issues such as Sanitary Waste Management, Tree Plantation and Tree Nurturing, Segregation of Plastic, E-Waste, Recycle and Reuse, Afforestation, Improving Green cover, Cleaning of Historical Places, Water Segregation, Khadakwasla Dam Rejuvenation etc.

Electronics Project Model Exhibition receives overwhelming response

To inculcate research culture among students the Department of Electronics of Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce had organized an Electronics Project Model Exhibition on 16th January 2018. The Exhibition was organized by Kaveri Research and Innovation Centre (KRIC) and Electronics Department of Kaveri College.

Mrs. Malati Kalmadi, Secretary, Kannada Sangha, Pune inaugurated the exhibition. In her inaugural speech she said that the students must set measurable goals in life. She also asked them to identify their true potential and be creative and innovative in their thinking. Mrs. Kalmadi appreciated the students for effectively exhibiting their subject knowledge by making projects on different topics. She congratulated all the students for their best efforts. Dr. S.B. Kharosekar, Principal, Kaveri College, Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Vice-Principal, Kaveri College, Dr. Jayashri Bangali, Head, KRIC and coordinator B.Sc, Staff members and Students were present on the occasion.

The exhibition received an overwhelming response from the students. Total 25 students from Electronics Department presented projects on topics such as Automatic Sliding Door, Basic Electronic Voting Machine, Stopwatch, Digital Temperature Indicator, PIR Light Controller, Alcohol Detector, PIR: Security Alarm, Traffic Signal Controller, Solar Powered Power Bank, Pressure Indicator, Musical Door Bell and Electronic Board, Glowing LED, etc.

Under the Kaveri Research and Innovation Center, students from BBA, B.Sc. (Computer Science), BCom, M.Sc. (Computer Science) presented 12 projects such as Effects of Smart Phone on Students, Human Machine Interface, Street Light Controller, FM Radio
Transmitter, Touchless Door Bell, Smart Network, Sanitary Waste Management, Afforestation, Water Level Indicator, Anti Accident Blinker, etc. The exhibition was a grand success and gave a good opportunity for the students to express their abilities and to work in collaboration.

GST-Awareness Seminar held at Kaveri College

            The Department of commerce of Kaveri college of Arts,Science and Commerce and Board of Students Development, Savitribai Phule Pune University(SPPU) jointly organized One Day Seminar on ‘GST-Awareness’ on 11th January 2018. Dr. S.B. Kharosekar in his inaugural speech guided the students on the role and importance of GST. He said Because of the stupendous response received for

the seminar on GST conducted for faculty of different colleges the college has taken this step of conducting the seminar for the second time especially for the students of different colleges. He added that GST has hailed as the most significant tax reform and uniform tax regime that replaces all other indirect taxes such as VAT, Excise and Service Tax. GST envisages that all transactions and processes will be done only through electronic mode. This will minimize tax payers' physical interaction with the tax officials. Vice Principal, Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Mrs. Deepa Sathe, Convener and Hod, Commerce Department, Mr. Anand Buddikot Head, Student Development Officer, Staff members and Students were also present on the occasion.
The Seminar started with the session of CA Mr. Subodh Shah, Chartered Accountant and Managing Director at Excellent Professional Academy Pvt. Ltd, who spoke on the background of
GST and the journey so far. He said The Goods and Services Tax (GST), which was imposed on July 1 last year, radically changed many things in Indian economy. GST is one indirect tax for the whole nation, which will make India one unified common market. Mr. Shah said that e-way bill will remove the necessity to have a transit pass. At present, one needs multiple transit passes if the goods are moving through many states. But under the e-way bill system, even if the goods are moving from Delhi to Kerala, only one e-way bill will be generated.”
The second session was by CMA Narhar.K.Nimkar, He said when a person is importing goods and the goods are purchased from unregistered vendor, the person is liable to pay reverse charge. Cascading (Tax on Tax) effect is eliminated completely; this is one of the biggest advantages in taxation. All the operations are through GST portal only. Valuation rules are simplified. He concluded by saying One Nation One Tax- GST is the national single tax having different variations.
The third session was by C.A Abhishek Dhamne and he spoke on the procedural and administration of GST. He made the participants aware of the various job opportunities under GST.

The Seminar received tremendous response from the participants. Total 75 participants from different colleges of Pune and 69 students from Kaveri College attended the seminar. Overall all the three sessions very informative and the event was grand success under the guidance of Ms Deepa Sathe, and the support faculty and staff members.