Wednesday, 31 July 2013

HSC: Last date for applying online extended - Source LT

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has extended by six days the last date for submission of online applications for the September-October higher secondary certificate (HSC) examination. 
The students can submit online applications by August 6 as per the new dates. Earlier, the last date was July 31. The applicants need to pay examination fees through challans while colleges should upload these details between August 1 and 3. The students who are unable to submit applications during this period can do so by paying late fees between August 7 and 10. 
The colleges will have to upload the details of the students online untill August 10. The repeaters, private registered candidates and those who want to improve their grade should submit their applications only through respective colleges.

Diversity suits communal harmony in India: Mark - Source LT

A delegation of McMurry University students and Prof Mark Waters posing in front of Central Library at BAMU. Also seen are Dr D K Veer, Dr Ravi Suryavanshi and Sanjay Shinde. Prof Mark Waters delivering a lecture in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department at BAMU on Wednesday.

"Religious and cultural diversity in India is favourable for maintaining communal harmony through communication," said Prof Mark Waters, director of Servant Leadership Program, McMurry University of Texas (US).
A group of ten-student led by Prof Mark Waters visited Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) on Wednesday. 
He was delivering a lecture on 'Inter-religious Understanding' at the Mass Communication and Journalism Department at BAMU, Vice chancellor Dr Vijay Pandharipande presided over the meet.
Head of the Department Dr Sudhir Gavhane, John Dongerdive, James Dongerdive and Sanjay Awad were also seated on the dais.
He further said that the reason is that people belonging to all existing religions live peacefully and happily in India.
He said that the impact of religion is powerful and it has two types of powers. 
"The first is to establish peace, while another to eliminate human being. We should adopt three points of each religion i.e peace, equality and brotherhood," he said.
Prof Mark Waters lamented increasing number of people who spread wrong things in politics and religion.
He also stressed the need for exchanging ties on educational and cultural among students of both India and US.
In his presidential speech, Dr Vijay Pandharipande said that feeling of unhappiness and joy is same in every man, irrespective of caste, religion, language and geographical differences.
In his introductory speech, Dr Sudhir Gavhane said that the department will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with McMurry University. Dr V L Dharurkar, Dr Dinkar Mane and Jaidev Dole welcomed the guests earlier. Rare collection of books
Earlier, the US students delegation also visited Central Library on the campus and witnessed collection of rare books and thesis of research. Librarian Dr D K Veer gave power point presentation on the collection of 3.65 lakh reading materials, 5,000 rare books and 4,000 compurterised manuscripts.

Sportsmen can apply for addl marks - Source LT

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has extended the last date of submission of proposals for additional 25 marks, by eight days. The MSBSHSE decided to give one more chance to apply for the additional 25 marks to those sportsmen (HSC and SSC students) who have failed in the exam and did not get sports marks as they had not applied by March 31. Different student unions had demanded that such students should get one more opportunity of seeking additional 25 marks. The MSBSHSE issued a notification recently inviting proposals from sportsmen. Earlier, the last date of submission of proposal with the recommendation of Department of Sports and Youth Affairs was July 31 but has now been extended to August 8.
Bhand elected prez of Atre Literary meet 

Senior litterateur Baba Bhand has been elected chairman of the Acharya Atre Literary Conference. According to Atre Vikas Pratishthan president Vijay Kolte and Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad, Pune president Raosaheb Pawar, the one-day conference will be held on August 13 at Saswad.
Bhand has been in the field of writing and publishing for the past 15 years. He has nine novels, four travelogues, two story collections and much more to his name. 
He has also been presented with various awards by the government of Maharashtra and Sahitya Academy. His Saket Publication has published more than 1500 books. He was also the chairman for the All India Marathi Literary Conference, Children's Literary Conference and Marathwada Literary Conference.

Geet Manch, music camp held in city - Source LT

On behalf of Maharashtra State Educational and Training Institute, state level Geet Manch training camp has been organised in the city. In all 100 music teachers from Aurangabad, Latur, Nasik region have participated in the camp. Geet Manch experts from Pune too, have participated in the camp which will conclude on August 1.
Shivaji Tambe, joint secretary, Maharashtra Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (MIEPA), inaugurated the camp. The chief guest was Dr Shakuntala Kale. "As a part of the golden jubilee celebrations of Maharashtra State Educational Conference, Ek Sur, Ek Taal initiative was launched by Geet Manch. Under this programme, songs on national Integration were popularised in as many schools as possible." Dr Kale said.
"Art has been relegated to the backburner for a long time now. It is true that subjects like mathematics and science are necessary as far as trading is concerned, but to develop emotional sensitivity, it is necessary learn music. Music is part of one's life where one will educate himself in a stress free and depression free environment" joint secretary Tambe said.
Singers Padmaja Lambrud, Arvind Kadgaonkar and musician Prabhudatt Misar guided the camp.

Students object to report on bogus varsities - Source LT

The Ph D Researchers Action Committee took objection to the report submitted by Khairnar Samiti terming 26 private universities as bogus. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, the members of the committee said that the committee has intentionally included the name of JJT University in the list of bogus private universities. It may be noted here that the Khairnar Committee submitted its report to the university on Monday and recommended not to consider the degree of 26 universities including Algappa, JJT University and CMJ University, for jobs and further education within their jurisdiction.
Dr Ratnakar Rokade, Dr Sunil Jadhv and Dr Prasad Karandikar said that the students of JJT University are getting Rajiv Gandhi and Maulana Azad Fellowships of UGC. How this university can be a bogus institution, they questioned.
They also threatened to launch agitation if the name of this university is not removed from the report.

Seminar on waste paper and reuse - Source LT

Two-day zonal seminar on 'Technological Advancements in Recycling, Waste Paper Collection and Effective Reuse' to be hosted by India Pulp and Paper Technical Association (IPPTA) will get under way at Hotel Rama International from tomorrow (August 1).
Vice chancellor of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Dr Vijay Pandharipande will inaugurate the seminar at 9.30 am, while chairman of Programme Committee Shekhar Desarda will deliver the speech and president of IPPTA Sanjay K Singh will deliver the presidential address.
Recycled fibre today constitutes most sought after raw material for pulp and papermaking due to deficiency of forest based resources and environmental and quality concerns associated with use of agro residues, particularly, for mills not having chemical recovery.
Around 200 delegates from India and abroad will discuss the issue. 
The IPPTA is a family of professionals from the Pulp and Paper, Newsprint and Allied Industries with its head office in Saharanpur (UP). It was established in 1964.
The objective of the IPPTA is to create awareness about rapid changes in technology all over the world for improving productivity and quality.

BRP-BM meet on August 3 - Source LT

The Bharatiya Republican Party-Bahujan Mahasangh (Aurangabad central) will organise a Swabhiman Melava on August 3 at 12.30 pm at Tapadia Natya Mandir, said city unit president Bhagwan Khillare. 
The meet will be presided over by prof Avinash Dolas while adv B H Gaikwad, Gautam Landge, adv Rameshbhai Khandagle, and Vinod Jadhav will be the guests of honour. The topics like pending proposals under Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana, improper treatment to the municipal corporation workers by political leaders will be discussed. Bhimcharan Dhanedhar, Rahul Gaikwad, and Deepak Kamble were present for the press conference.
Applications invited for Gaikwad awards
Assistant commissioner, social welfare, has invited applications for Karmaveer Padmashri Dadasaheb Gaikwad awards. The individuals and organizations who have done exemplary work in the field of progress of scheduled castes and tribes, tribals, physically handicapped persons and leprosy patients are eligible for the awards. The application forms are available with the assistant commissioner, social welfare, Kille Ark, opposite government arts college, Aurangabad. The filled application should reach the office by September 10.

Paan stall owners organise morcha - Source LT

n Braving heavy rains, protest ban on flavoured betel nut, tobacco
Several paan stall owners from the city organized a morcha amid heavy rains to protest against the decision of the Food and Drug Administration to ban the flavoured beetle nut and tobacco products. Terming the ban as illegal, they warned of approaching court.
All the paan stall owners, retailers and wholesale dealers of betel nut took part in the morcha that headed from Paithan Gate towards the collector office. The associations presented a memorandum to additional collector K M Lavande urging him to reconsider the decision. 
Vikas Sahuji, Haji Sharfoddin Siddiqui, Laxmikant Dahiwal on behalf of the paan stalls owners and their associations spoke to the media. They alleged that the government did not consider the say of the paan stall owners and other paan traders before passing the resolution. They asked, "If the flavoured betel nut is harmful for health, what about the imported cigarettes and other tobacco products? Why are they not banned?" They pointed out that survival of more than five lakh paan shopkeepers and 75 lakh hawkers was in jeopardy.

'Sai Ke Rahasya' narrates life of Sai Baba - Source LT

A Hindi movie based on stories of Shirdi Saibaba 'Sai Ke Rahasya' is set to hit theatres in Marathwada on August 2. "The movie is based on the book 'Sai Charitra'," said director K Pawar. 
The film is based on incidents in the Saibaba's life and people's faith in his powers and has been shot at various places. Saibaba's thoughts were opposed at first and then the opponents realised their importance, he said. 
"We have also tried to show the difference between the old and new Shirdi," he added. One can know about the life of Saibaba after reading his stories. However, how he lived, how his power was appreciated and how he tried to free people from their problems forms the essence of the movie, which ends with a story with the life of one Kulkarni who at first opposed him but then, upon realizing his powers, changed his views. Ashok Bagul plays the role of Saibaba, while Shivaji More is essaying Kulkarni. Hema Bharte and Siddhant Kamble (child Saibaba) are other artists.

The catalysts - Accelerating change - Source LT

Catalyst Group members lifting garbage from the road in Osmanpura.
'Catalyst Group' a group of socially concerned youngsters, driven by the passion for making Aurangabad a clean city, have come together recently and collected the garbage littered on the Osmanpura road and dumped it in the garbage bin.

According to one of the youths, their sole aim is to contribute their might to make a difference for the city and to lead others by example. This voluntary group wants to ensure safety, harmony and quality of being good citizens. 
It's we who can change the face of our city, so it all starts with us, said the team. Members of Catalyst Group Sumit Jaripatke, Yash Unde, Faisan Rahim, Farhan Mody, Aditya Mahajan, Rishi Kaul, Isha Soni, Daksha Soni and others have pledged to continue with the social work. As part of their next programme, the members will be cleaning Himayat Bagh area on August 2 at 4.30 pm. Those who wish to voluntarily join the noble cause may reach at the above venue, appealed the team.

Monday, 29 July 2013

ISO team inspects collectorate - Source The Economic Times

The team of ISO certification re-examined the collectorate after the duration of ISO ranking conferred on the office expired. 
The squad would also check whether the office is applying its criterion needed for the ranking or not.
Notably the collectorate has received ISO ranking in 2011 and the squad had visited the office in 2012 also. 
Then the squad had found all the norms upto mark for the ranking. After completion of two years period, the squad again visited the office to examine the norms required for the ranking. 
If the collectorate retains the ISO ranking for third year, it would get the award forever. Hence the administration has pulled up its socks to ensure that the ranking remains intact in the office even in third year. All the departments are making efforts to maintain records and other things in order as per the norms. 
Meanwhile, district collector Vikram Kumar has exuded confidence that the collectorate would retain the ISO ranking this year too.

BAMU Mgmt dept alumni offer to train students - Source LT

V-C Dr Vijay Pandharipande and Dr Walmik Sarwade in alumni convention of Management Science Department.
The ex-students of Management Science Department of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University expressed their readiness to help the department in every way. A convention of alumni association of the department was held on Sunday.
Vice chancellor, Dr Vijay Pandharipande, director of Students' Welfare Department and head of Management Science Department, Dr Walmik Sarwade were present. The ex-students who have been working on different posts and in various companies, arrived here from Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad and other places to attend the event. 
The ex-students like director of R J Group Raghvendra Joshi, Pravin Somani of Bhaishri Group , management director of Rishi Infotech, Yogesh Udaigiri, Dr Milind Deshpande of Sumananjali Hospital attended the convention. All the former students expressed their readiness to help the department and current students.
An ex-student Mohammed Zahiruddin said that soft skills are very important in today and he is ready to train the current students in these skills. Some former students said that final year students will find ure placement in at least two companies. Yogesh Deshmukh, another alumni association member, who has a software company in 'Man Diesel' in US interacted with his counterparts through Internet.
Speaking at the programme, V-C Dr Vijay Pandharipande said job satisfaction and moral values are important in every field. "Chetan Bhagat who had good job in the management field, left it and started writing English novels because of his interest in it," he said. Dr Pandharipande said that students of Marathwada region too have excellent qualities like in other regions. Dr Walmik Sarwade also spoke on the occasion. Placement officer Girish Kale proposed a vote of thanks.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

B Com 1st-year exam pattern overhauled - Source LT

• Under the new pattern, the first four questions will carry 10 marks each and students will have to attempt any two. • There will be five subjects with one new subject 'Entrepreneurship,' in place of 'Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship' or 'Business Environment. 

With Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) giving its nod, students of B Com first will have to take their examinations as per a new pattern from the current academic year.
Earlier, the pattern of 70-30 (theory-practical) marks was applicable for the students of the three-year degree course. It was observed that students under this pattern were scoring good marks when compared to their predecessors having 100 marks (only theory) pattern.
Those students who had passed B Com with the 70-30 pattern were getting preference for scholarships and jobs due to their high percentage. Therefore, joint board of studies and dean of faculty of commerce recommended a revision in the exam pattern.
Under the new exam pattern, the first four questions will carry 10 marks each and students will have to attempt any two. 
First-year course has five subjects with one new subject 'Entrepreneurship,' in place of 'Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship' or 'Business Environment,' while the rest of them have been given subject equivalence.
Earlier, IT Application in Business was replaced with Information Technology. Similarly, the subjects of the second and third year have given equivalence under the revised pattern.
Students of the second year will have to take Human Resources Management, instead of Inventory Management. Third year students can take Cost Accounting, Auditing, Indirect Tax, instead of the old subjects of Advance Financial Accounting, Auditing and Indirect Tax and Company Law, respectively.

Public participation urged for old age home project - Source LT

Problems of senior citizens in the country are increasing as many of them are getting lonely. Aastha Foundation has taken an initiative by planning to build basant Prabha Visava, a home for elders. Dignitaries who attended a Foundation meeting here at Tapadiya Natya Mandir today expressed confidence that the project will see the light of day through active public participation. 
Retired civil servant Bhujangrao Kulkarni, Milind Kank, Architect Ajay Kulkarni, Aastha president Girish Hanchnal were chief guests. Office-bearer Siraj Mavani said, "Under the basant Prabha Visava project at Jadgaon, Shendra area, senior citizens will live silently, cheerfully and joyfully for the rest of their lives. The building will consist of a hall, rooms, a kitchen, a dining room, a reading room, an entertainment room and a first-aid department and will be built under the guidance of architect Kulkarni."
"This is a praiseworthy initiative. One should keep looking for the needy senior citizens to make them part of this project. There are many old age homes in Marathwada, however most of them have forgotten their purpose. basant Prabha Visava project has participation of many institutions including the Gram Panchayat," Bhujangrao said. Milind Kank appealed to the citizens to encourage senior citizens.
Sultan Ali Khudchiwala, Aastha vice-president Pradeep Tayal, Sunil Agrawal and others were present.

revisit their happy days! - Source LT

School education minister Rajendra Darda waters a plant to mark the inauguration of a fashion show for senior citizens organised by Club Kya Zamana Tha in Aurangabad on Sunday. Also seen are Rajesh Sarkate, Ravi Khinvasara, Satish Nagre and others. Participants
Janak Malik, Meena Agrawal, Sharayu Raje, Alka Subhedar, Lata Kapdane, Chitra Pilkhane, Aruna Kabra, Urmila Harshe, Bharati Rojoria, Sushama Patil, Kiran Sharma, Suresh Yawalkar, Sharad Udare, Prabhakar Subhedar, Chandrakant Mule, Omprakash Kabra, Govind Deshpande, Dilip Pilkhane, Chandrakant Raje and Sudhakar Dhas

If given an opportunity, senior citizens are also ready to live a happy and enthusiastic life and their enthusiasm proves helpful for everyone around them. This was proved by the fashion show organised for them. 
The show was organised by 'Club Kya Zamana Tha' on Sunday at Marathi Sahitya Parishad's Yashwantrao Chavan Hall. Not only senior citizens, but also kids and youths took part in the show. Senior citizens won hearts of the audience who showed their love for life and life-partner through their positive attitude. They love to dress well, dance with the partner on the tunes of romantic songs, they love to enjoy rain. 
Senior citizens in the age group of 60-80 won this show. But they had practised for 15 days, said R J Preshit.
It was told in the beginning that this was the first show of its kind in the country. The show began with the morning walk of a couple. After this, senior citizens enjoyed rain with their life partner with umbrellas on the tune of the song 'Pyar huwa ekrar huwa, pyar se phir kyun darta hai dil' from Shri 420 movie. In wedding show round, they relived their wedding day with similar dress and enthusiasm.
The show was made interesting by anchoring of Pradeep Bansode, R J Preshit, Mona and Pranita. In one of the rounds kids even presented a dance.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Training for sixth economic census - Source LT

A training programme for the government officials and staffers for the Union Government's sixth economic census will be organised at the Mahasul Prabodhini at Aurangabad.
The officials and staffers from Aurangabad and Nashik will be imparted training on July 29 and 30 while the officials from Konkan and Pune will be trained on July 31 and August 1. 
Director of economics and statistics, representatives of the union government, collector, zilla parishad CEO and municipal commissioner will remain present for the training, said joint director of economics and statistics Aurangabad.

Vishnupant Adwant lecture series today - Source LT

The MP Law College will inaugurate Adv. Vishnupant Bhalchandra Adwant Lecture Series on Saturday at 10.30 am. The inaugural ceremony will be held at Tapadiya Natya Mandir and shall be presided over by Adv R.D. Deshpande, who is the president of the Marathwada Legal and General Education Society. 
The lecture would be delivered by renowned jurist Padmashri Dr N.R. Madhava Menon. He would address the audience on the issue of 'Development of the Legal Profession and Legal Education to Meet the Legal Needs of the Poor'. 
The lecture series is founded by Shrikant Vishnupant Adwant a practicing lawyer in Aurangabad, with a view to commemorate the outstanding contribution made by his late father to the legal profession.

JNEC students excel in Bangkok conference - Source LT

Chemical Engineering students of Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College Mehul Soni and Anand Laddha submitted their research project in the International Research Conference held in Bangkok recently.
The subject of their research was 'Effect of temperature on self healing ability of Silicon elastomers'. 
Head of department Dr S V Dharwadkar, Prof Madhavi Gaonkar guided them during the research. The trustee of MGM Pratap Borade and principal Dr Sudhir Deshmukh congratulated them.

e-payment facility launched - Source LT

Justice Naresh Patil of the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court inaugurated e-payment facility in Aurangabad on Friday. Collector Vikram Kumar, revenue and treasury department employees are also seen.

State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) has started a counter for e-payment, a first of its kind in Aurangabad.
Set up in the SBH branch at the division bench of the Bombay High Court, the e-payment counter was inaugurated by Justice Naresh Patil in the presence of district collector Vikram Kumar.
This facility of e-payment is more useful for public and litigants. Additional collector Kisanrao Lawande, Aurangabad division HC bench registrar P D Digraskar, Vijay Kulkarni, Adv Madhubala Gangwal, SBH divisional general manager Rajiv Goyal, deputy general manager R Pusthi and others were also present.
"With this facility, payments can be made to the government by using website," said SBH chief registrar B S Raghunath.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Last date for HSC exam extended - Source LT

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has made slight revision in the dates for submission online applications for the September-October examination.
The revision is applicable to higher secondary certificate (HSC, class XII) examinations. The students can submit online applications by July 31 as per new dates. The applicants need to pay examination fees through a challan while colleges should upload these details between August 1-3.
Those students who are unable to submit the applications during this period can do so by paying a late fee between August 1-6.
The colleges will have to upload details of the students online from August 7 to 10. The students are required to submit applications only through their respective colleges, the board said in a statement.

JNEC meet on QCFI concludes - Source LT

Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College organised Aurangabad Chapter Convention of Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) recently. 
Around 250 participants participated in the convention and presented case studies on Quality Circle, 5-s, Pokayoke, TPM, Kaizen and allied concepts. 
The DGM of Forbes India Ltd, Ravindra Todewale, inaugurated the convention, while MD of Kirdak Auto Components Sunil Kirdak was the chief guest during the valedictory function.
Chairman of Aurangabad Chapter Dr. S. D.Deshmukh, secretary Nitin Kingaonkar, Sanjay Vaidya, Mrudula Raman, Pradnya Deshmukh, Arati Salumnke, Ashwini Bharpure, Chhaya Khandelwal and other took efforts for the success of programme. 
Winners include Best of Best: Varroc Plant-IV, Best of Mfg.- Rucha Engg Pvt Ltd, Best of Mfg. Support-Bajaj Auto Ltd, Best of Debutant-SUM Autotech Pvt Ltd, Best of Pure Services- JNEC, Best of Visual-Sanjeev Auto, Best of Guest Chapter Mfg RCF Mumbai and Best of Guest Chapter Mfg. Support-Lukas TVS.

Much awaited Shlok exhibition in Sept - Source LT

The much awaited Shlok Exhibition of paintings, sculptures and portraits will be held in September. The entry process of the exhibition has begun while the last date of entry will be August 8. It is a golden opportunity for the artists from Marathwada, Khandesh, Western Maharashtra and Pune. The exhibition has been categorised in three groups which will include painting, sculpture, graphics and print. The artists will receive awards and certificates in various categories. All the student artists will have to attach an attested photocopy of their college identity card to the photos of the painting. The professionals and other artists should be graduates and they should have participated in two to four solo or group exhibitions. They should provide their bio-data at the time of entry. They should send an 8 by 10 inches photo of their painting and 300 D.P.I format of the same photograph in a CD. The received photo and CD will not be returned. Each artist can send four paintings. 
The student artists will have to pay Rs 150 per painting as entry fees. Professional and other artists will have to pay Rs 300 per painting. The fees once paid will not be refunded. The participants should write their names, date of birth, address, title of the painting, medium, size, price etc at the back of the photo. The size of the canvas to be sent for the exhibition has been fixed at 10 square feet. The responsibility of any damage to the frame will lie solely with the artist. The paintings on mount board will not be accepted. The price of the painting of student artist will be maximum Rs 15,000 and Rs 40,000 for professional and other artists. The paintings will be sold only at the fixed price. 
The selected water colour and charcoal portraits should be framed in acrylic glass. Paintings and other artifacts can be sold in the exhibition. The organising team will have the right to take the final decision. Further information can be obtained on 9921030700.

Inter-school patriotic song competition - Source LT

After getting a good response to Campus Club registration and Rapid Chess Competition, Campus Club will organise an Inter-school patriotic song competition for its members on August 14. The registration for the competition must be made through their respective schools. For more information school administration may contact on mobile number 9921030700 between 10am to 5pm.
Last date
The last date for Campus club registration is tomorrow (July 27). Organisers have appealed to the students to register their names at Lokmat Bhavan between 11 am to 5 pm. The Campus club registration can be made at Swami Vivekananda Academy School from July 29 to 31 also.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Aadhaar centre at Milind College - Source LT

The Milind College of Arts is going to arrange for an Aadhaar registration centre for its students from tomorrow.
It may be noted that the Central and State governments had made Aadhar card compulsory for the beneficiaries of scholarship. College principal Dr Vaishali Pradhan said students should have this card to avail scholarship from the current academic year. She said the registration centre would be started in the Geography Department of the college from Thursday.
Students have been appealed to bring their identity cards and address proof while coming for the registration.

Shirsath gets Rs. 51.29L research project - Source LT

Dr Mahendra Shirsath, the head of the Physics Department of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu), has received a research project of Rs 51.29 lakh from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
Dr Shirsath presented a research proposal titled 'Heavy Metal Ions Sensor: Chelating Ligand Modified Carbon Nanotubes Conducting Polymer Composite Structure' before the Science and Engineering Research Board of the DST. 
Rs 51.29 lakh have been sanctioned for this project to be completed in four years. Of them, Rs 34 lakh will be used to buy atomic force microscope. The project will benefit students of the Physics and Master of Vocational Science Students.
Dr Shirsath has already been working on four different research projects of around Rs 1.50 crore for many years. Dr Mahendra Shirsath

Appeal to voluntary organisations - Source LT

Proposals have been invited by assistant labour commissioner's office from voluntary organisations for projects like creating awareness about the issues like child labour eradication, setting up special training centres for child labourers and similar initiatives. The organisation concerned should be registered for at least three years under the Mumbai Public Trusts Act 1950's section 29 and should have an audit report of this period. 
The organisation should also be able to continue the work at its training centre in case of delay in receiving payment for their bills. Interested organisations should send their proposals to the office of the joint labour commissioner, Aurangabad before July 31 by 5 pm. 
The detailed information on the issue including rules, regulations and other modalities can be obtained from the joint commissioner's office, said National Child Labour Project officer and district collector, through a Press release.

Effective school governance workshop from Friday - Source LT

A well known local organization in education field - HR Consultants Pvt. Ltd will begin a training workshop on 'Effective school governance' in hotel VITS from July 26 to 30.
Vilas Kulkarni of HR Consultants informed that the workshop is useful for management, administrators, headmasters and teachers of CBSE or state boards, both of English and Marathi medium. 
Recently it was announced that many newly opened schools had to face problems of withdrawal of approval / recognition due to ignorance of rules and regulations recently introduced under RTE or CCE etc.
The workshop will have topic 'School Governance' on Friday for management, 'topic 'Annual planning and implementation' for HMs on Saturday and Sunday. Topic 'CCE, RTE' for teachers and HMs on Monday/Tuesday. All participants will be awarded a certificate. Pre-registration for participation is necessary.

Ryots reclaim farmland - Source LT

n Led by Medha Patkar, Wadkha farmers plough their fields

Narmada Bachav Andolan (LBA) leader Medha Patkar helped 33 Wadkha village farmers on Tuesday in reclaiming their land which was acquired in December 2008.
The village is located near a mound in the five-star Shendra MIDC. Only a handful of farmers have houses in the village. The farmers claimed that police suddenly reached the village on December 3, 2008 and arrested them along with their family members. A total of 28 men and 15 women of the village were taken to the police station, the farmers alleged.
The land of these farmers was acquired for a 'Special Economic Zone (SEZ).' The value of land is in crores of rupees. These farmers got their land back today with the help of Narmada Bachav Andolan leader Medha Patkar.
Patkar reached Nathnagar, Wadkha today at 11 am and held a meeting of the affected farmers. She also chalked out the course of the agitation.
The farmers along with their family members led by Patkar reached the SEZ and took back their land. 
Talking to newsmen, Medha Patkar said that Ajanta Pharma obtained 100 hectares from the MIDC under the SEZ scheme.
Of this, 35 hectares of land belonged to these farmers. The MIDC did not take consent of the farmers nor gave any compensation to them, she claimed adding that the case is sub judice.
Ajanta Pharma has not started any factory on the land which was acquired five years ago. It also did not give job to the children of farmers, she said. 
"Farmers ploughed their land today. They did not venture into the Ajanta Pharma land. We are unarmed and have launched a legal battle. We have all documents related to the land, so using police force would not deter us. The MIDC should show all the documents," she said.
Assistant police inspectors Nirmala Pardeshi and Sambhaji Pawar reached the spot to handle the situation. 
Meeting today
A meeting will be held on July 24 at 11 am to hold discussions on the issue. Collector Vikram Kumar, superintendent of police Ishu Sindhu and MIDC officials will remain present.

Vacant engg seats set to surpass last year's record by 11,500! - Source LT

 Around 51,500 engineering seats are sure to remain vacant across State after the final round ending today

With just one day to go for the engineering counselling to get over, a whopping 51,500 seats will remain vacant across the State, this year.
What is more worrisome for engineering colleges, especially private ones, is the fact that the number of vacant seats this year will be 11,500 more than last year's.
According to sources, it is almost certain that more than 51,500 seats of engineering courses will remain vacant after the State-level counselling round that is concluding tomorrow.
There are 365 colleges with over 1.56 lakh students across the State for the current academic year. The first and second of the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) process of engineering admissions were held from June 21 to July first week. Over one lakh seats were allotted to the students in these two rounds, while around 56,000 seats were vacant.
The State-level final round, which began here at the Government College of Engineering on July 16, concludes tomorrow (July 24). The possibility of extending the final round is very remote as it was already extended by five days.
Chairman of the admission committee of the final round Dr R K Shrivastav said a total of 3,976 students have made registration for the final round from July 16 to 23. 
"With the admission of 440 students today, 3,755 seats of engineering have been filled so far in the final round that ends tomorrow," he said, adding that those students who have marks from 59 to 54 marks were called for the admission today, while those having marks in the range of 53 and 20 will be called tomorrow — the last day.
According to sources, more than 51,500 seats out of the total 56,000 are likely to remain vacant even if the last day sees 500 admissions. More than 40,000 seats had remained vacant after the State-level counselling round of the last year. However, this time around, a whopping 51,500 seats are certain to be vacant. This means the figure of vacant seats this year will go up by 11,500 seats.

Sena to field Tanwani for council polls again - Source LT

Shiv Sena-BJP alliance has reposed faith in sitting MLC Kishanchand Tanwani by nominating him for the Aurangabad-Jalna local self government constituency legislative council elections. Tanwani was elected in 2007 on the basis of the second preference votes he received. Sena has claimed that he would emerge victorious this time too. His candidature was announced by MP Chandrakant Khaire at a Press conference here today. Sena will plan its strategy only after the announcement of the Congress-NCP candidate.
MLC Tanwani, MLA Pradip Jaiswal, mayor Kala Ojha, district chief Ambadas Danve and other Sena leader were present. 
BJP absent
Interestingly, not a single BJP leader was present for the press conference where MLC Tanwani's name was announced. BJP had not cooperated with Tanwani in 2007 due to which Sena contested against the BJP nominee during the graduates constituency polls. 
When contacted, BJP leader Atul Save said, the decision to field Tanwani as SS-BJP candidate might have been taken at high command level but we have not received any order from the party. We will work together when the party high command officially informs us. BJP has nearly 50 votes in Aurangabad and Jalna.
AurangabadFirst had published a report dated July 22 stating that there were no challengers to Tanwani from within the party and that he was gunning for a second term.

Discover hidden talents, Anupam Kher tells girls - Source LT

Bollywood actor pays visit to Shalini Foundation Enlightening lives
of poor girls
New Delhi's Shalini Institution's city branch provides facilities like education, personality and skill development to girls of the poor families. The institution also works for the development of the girls families. The city branch of the Shalini Institution is run by Monika Dass, Madhavi Thirani, Anchal Machhar and others. Bollywood actor pays visit to Shalini Foundation

"Girls need to discover the hidden talents within them and improvise them to achieve success," Bollywood ace actor Anupam Kher, who paid a visit to the voluntary institution Shalini Foundation here near Agrasen Bhavan, said during interaction with 52 trainee girls of the institution.
"Girls need to work hard to lead in life, they must try and achieve success by working as individuals and not in groups," he said.
"Like there is no other match to the fingerprints of human being, there is no match of a human personality either. Considering this fact, girls belonging to a poor or middle class family background have challenges to face in their journey to glory," he maintained and inspired the girls by boosting their morale at the institution by sharing his experiences. 
Industrialist Ravi Machhar, Shalini institute city branch members Monika Dass, Madhavi Thirani, Anchal Machhar, Manju Agrawal and Gayatri Nagori were also present.

ITI admission issue solved - Source LT

Finally, the issue of admission to the Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) was solved after the directorate of vocational education and training declared the list of candidates and timetable.
The first round of the admission process will be conducted on July 24 and 25.
July 15 was the last date to submit online admission forms but many students could not submit their application forms due to technical problems, such as crash of the website. The issue was raised by MLC Niranjan Davkhare in the session after which the minister of state for higher and technical education gave an extension of 15 days for the admission process which resulted in the collapse of entire admission process. Finally, the directorate found a way by allowing students who could not submit their forms to apply for the vacant seats.
The first round will take place on July 24 and 25. On July 26, the selection list for the second round will be published and on July 27 and 28, the second round will be conducted. On July 29, the details of vacant seats for the third round will be published and from July 29 to 31 online submission of application forms for vacant seats will be conducted. The selection list for the third round will be published on August 2 and the third round of admission will take place on August 2 and 3 while the fourth on August 4 and 5.
The details of vacant seats for final round will be declared on August 6. Online application forms will be accepted from August 6 to August 10. The final round will be conducted on August 11 and 12.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

'Cottons By Century' offers discounts - Source LT

Cottons By Century — the apparel stores of Century Textiles & Industries Ltd — has announced its much awaited 'end of season sale' offering a golden opportunity to shoppers to enhance their wardrobe and homes with the trendiest merchandise at attractive discounts of up to 40 per cent.
Customers are offered discount up to 40 per cent on the purchase of apparel and bed sheets, while terms and conditions apply. Customers can avail value offerings on exquisite premium fashion wear for men and women like shirts, trousers, denims, T-shirts, salwar, tunics along with accessories like ties, cufflinks, belts and wide range of bed linens.
Cottons By Century launches a new range of men's wear in combination of designs in fine detailing of craftsmanship and use of superfine quality cottons.

Yearly 'Nisargavedh' magazine released - Source LT

'Nisargavedh,' the yearly magazine of the Geography Department of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu), was released here on Tuesday.
Lokmat executive editor Sanjeev Unhale released the magazine. Head of the Geography Department Dr Keshav Uke presided. Dr Madan Suryavanshi and Sanjay Shinde were also seated on the dais.
Speaking on the occasion, Sanjeev Unhale said there is a need for studying geography, meteorology, geology and environment science together, in view of the global warming and increasing natural calamities.
Sanjeev Unhale further said trees, soil and water will emerge the most important issues in coming years, therefore, there is a bright future for geography students.

Aastha Snehi meet on July 28 - Source LT

Aastha Foundation, Aurangabad, an NGO that works on the issues of senior citizens, will organise 'astha Snehi', a meet for its well-wishers, on July 28 at Tapadiya Natya Mandir at 10.30 am. 
The Foundation proposes to establish `BasantPrabha-Visawa' a housing and assisted living project for the senior citizens. The `BasantPrabha-Visawa' will be built on 3 acres of land at Jadgaon, near Shendra MIDC, approximately 15 Kms away from Aurangabad. The building will accommodate residential area, library, meditation Hall, Entertainment Hall and other amenities. A detailed presentation on the project will be made on July 28. The Foundation has invited all those who want to fulfill social commitment and help give a quality life to Senior Citizens.

Inner Wheel Club's new working panel - Source LT

A new working committee of the Inner Wheel Club was sworn in at a function held at Hotel Keys, here recently. Industrialist Mohini Kelkar was the chief guest, while Rotary Club 2013-14 governor Praful Mirajgaonkar was present as the guest of honour. The new working committee of the Inner Wheel Club is as follows: Shubhangi Vaidya (president), Vasundhara Patil (vice-president), Lata Muley (secretary) and Sunanda Patil (treasurer).

New members were welcomed and offered best wishes by senior members of the club.

Neha Kulkarni is Google ambassador - Source LT

MIT director general Munish Sharma congratulates Neha Kulkarni on her selection as Google student ambassador. Lokmat News Network
Aurangabad, July 23
City lass Neha Kulkarni has been selected as Google student ambassador. 
Neha, who is a student of Maharashtra Institute of Technology Computer Science here, now will undergo a one-year training programme. 
To be organised by Google, the training programme aims at helping students update their knowledge of the ever-changing computer technology. Students also get an opportunity to act as liaisons between Google and their universities. MIT is the only organisation from Marathwada which is associated with Google. A total 443 institutes had participated from all over India in the Google student ambassador programme and six students were finalised. After an online test and telephonic interview with these six students, Google panel finally selected Neha. Neha's experience as a Google student ambassador will stand her in good stead when it comes to her career. MIT director general Munish Sharma has congratulated Neha.

Admn asked to repair potholes immediately - Source LT

n Media expose tarnishes civic body's image
Regular reports and eye-catching photographs exposing potholes on different roads of the city have tarnished the image of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).
Taking a serious note, standing committee chairman Narayan Kuche held an urgent meeting with top authorities in his cabin on Monday afternoon.
Many residents experience bumpy rides on city roads daily but civic administration has turned a nelson's eye to their problem. While talking to Lokmat Times, Narayan Kuche said that a deadline of 10 days has been given to the municipal authorities to fill the potholes on important roads. Corporator Mir Hidayat Ali, executive engineers S D Panzade and Syed Sikander Ali, ward engineers of all six ward offices were present. Kuche expressed his displeasure and directed them to take immediate steps and fill all the potholes on important roads. 
The civic administration also discussed a provision of Rs 30 lakh made in the annual budget (2013-14) for repair and maintenance of the roads in the jurisdiction of every ward office.
On demand of Mir Hidayat Ali, Kuche directed civic authorities to repair and maintain the three roads leading to Idgah (Cantonment) during Ramzan Eid. Acting municipal commissioner Gokul Maware said that the road repair work would be reviewed tomorrow.
Currently the city engineer's post is lying vacant and nobody is keen to take the responsibility of the work. Executive engineer S D Panzhade is looking after 33 wards from B and C zones, Sikandar Ali is entrusted with the responsibility of 33 wards from E and F zones and Hemant Kolhe handles the responsibility of 33 wards from A and D zones. Roads to be repaired in phases 

Guru-Shishya relation revealed thru festival - Source LT

The importance of guru in everybody's life is very much and the same was underlined by various dignitaries on the occasion of Gurupurnima on Monday.
A three-day Gurupurnima festival was organised jointly by Suryoday Parivar and Sadguru Dutt Religious and Spiritual Trust, Indore on Monday at Sant Tukaram Natyamandir in presence of Bhayyuji Maharaj, actor Milind Gunaji, Syyad Moinuddin Kishti from Ajmer, Bhante Vishwanand, singer Pundit Nath Neralkar, Dada Maharaj Kolhapurkar, MLA Pradeep Jaiswal, former MP Jaysinghrao Gaikwad and Ambadas Danve. 
Actor Milind Gunaji was interviewed live based on his TV serial 'Bhatkanti'. Scholar in Sant literature Dr Y M Pathan said India has very ancient tradition of guru-shishya. Guru is the most important person in life, followed by the parents. This tradition will be kept alive in the future also. Bhante Vishwanand said "we should follow guru if we want to achieve perfection. We need to select the guru very carefully. Tathagar Gautam Buddha had groomed many shishyas."
Kishti said that the place of guru is equivalent to mother in life. Gaikwad said that guru acts as a guide in life. 'Hawai Mulukhgiri' - a book written by Milind Gunaji, was released by Bahyyuji Maharaj in the function. The books titled 'Jine ki Rah' and 'Ek Tejomay Khoj' were released by Sadguru Datta Religious and Spiritual Trust. Kolhapur based balladeer Shahir Azad Papalal Nayakwadi presented ballads in the evening. MLAs Kalyan Kale, Badamrao Pandit, mayor Kala Oza, Rishikesh Khaire, Sharadkaka Pawar and Akil Abbas were present.

Online process for CMAT begins - Source LT

Choice of dates and cities for students

The online registration process for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)-2014-15 has started for admission to different management courses.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) decided to conduct a single entrance test CMAT for the admission from academic 2012-13 to lessen the burden of students from taking to multiple examinations.
The AICTE further decided to conduct CMAT twice a year from 2013 for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes approved by it. 
The first test will be conducted in September 2013 and second in February 2014. 
The scores will be awarded and all-India merit list will be prepared for both the examinations. Better of the two scores will be used for admission for 2014-15. The last date of registration is August 21 while the students can take print of hall tickets from September 12 onwards.
The computer-based test will be held in 62 cities from September 26 to 30 daily in two shifts. 
The students will have choice of three dates and as many cities for taking online examinations in the order of preference. 
The fee for general and OBC category students is Rs 1200 while for reserved category students Rs 600. The result will be declared on October 20. Choice of dates and cities for students

Shinde all praise for Bamu dramatics dept - Source LT

I can offer role to one of the artistes of the Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) in my upcoming film, who had staged one-act play 'Ashwattham' in Ahmednagar last year," said Marathi director Kedar Shinde.
Shinde was in the city to promote his directorial film titled 'Shrimant Damodharpanth,' set to hit the cinema halls on July 26. 
Speaking further, he said, " I would render my guidance if the department organises three-day workshop for emerging artistes. Marathwada has an array of talented artistes who have won the hearts of the audience. I would be pleased to share my experience with emerging artistes from Marathwada." 
When asked about the novelty he brings in his subjects, he said "Many questions come to my mind every day and I try to find answers. This helps me to explore new stories for the films. It's my habit to look at even common things from different perspective and it pays me at the end." 
Sharing his views about cinematography, Shinde said, 'Shrimant Damodharpant' was showcased in drama form on stage in 1998 and its memories are etched on the mind of the audience forever. That time I came across some shortcomings which I have tried to do away with while making the film. In the drama, Dhamu does not venture out of his home. However, in film we have shown that Damu and Shrimant go to Satara and it is the specialty of the cinema. It was a challenge for me to take Shrimant and Damu out of home and I accepted that challenge and adapted the script of drama to suit it for the film." 
Recalling his fond memories of Aurangabad, he said, "Although I do not visit Aurangabad regularly, I used to come to city to perform drama in my initial days of career and we enjoyed the Paan at Tara Paan Centre. The very thought of it still waters my mouth. We literally carried Paan in boxes and these paan helped us to be energetic while memorising the dialogues of the drama."

Camp to spread awareness on RTE - Source LT

Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), the civic education department is holding a one-day camp to spread awareness about Right to Education (RTE) Act for school management committees (SMCs) of the granted and semi-granted schools in the city from today.
The training camp will be held on rotational basis from July 22 to 25 at nine centres - Jubilee Park, N-9 Cidco, N-7 Cidco, Mukundwadi, Bansilalnagar, Priyadarshininagar (Padegaon), Kiradpura, Begumpura and Baijipura. 
According to the education officer, A M Shaikh, "Around 4,000 members of 355 SMCs have been invited for the one day camp. SMCs play a vital role in smooth functioning of the schools. Hence, through camp we will be apprising them about the RTE Act and the new policy set by the state government to enhance the educational standards."
The training is being imparted through 90 resource persons, who had been trained through a two-day camp held on July 16 and 17. There are 12 to 15 members in each SMC.

Bagla to feature in Rare Share - Source LT

Bagla Group's CMD and present Chairman CII Marathwada Zone Rishi Bagla will unfold his career journey in Aurangabad Management Association's eighth 'Rare Share' programme here at the Einstein Hall of Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College on MGM campus at 6.30 pm on July 25. The programme is open for all industries, managers, management institution directors, students and faculty. Bagla began his career assisting his father late Raj Narayan Bagla in the family business of manufacturing jute products. Due to his vision and leadership, the company has dramatically increased its growth rate, diversified from magnetos to a range of other products.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Water level at Jayakwadi goes up - Source LT

The water level at Jayakwadi has gone up owing to incessant rainfall in catchment area of the dam for the last two days. The dam has received 6 million cube meter water. However, the water level is still below the dead stock. 
Like Marathwada, there was incessant rainfall in Paithan city and catchment area throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, the dam held 1490.90 feet water. The level went up to 1491.12 feet on Wednesday. There was 592.890 MCM water on Tuesday which now has gone up to 598.890 MCM. The metrological department has forecast heavy rainfall in the days to come. Thus, one can hope of further water increase in the dam.

ASI, A'bad to train Delhi archaeology students - Source LT

The Aurangabad Circle of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is hosting a month-long training on conservation of monuments for the students of the Institute of Archaeology (Delhi).
The ASI experts and heads from different circles will share their expertise and impart training to the batch comprising 17 students. "Their training comprises theory and practical sessions. The theory classes will be held at Bibi-ka-Maqbara, while the practical lessons will be given at the heritage sites like Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort, Aurangabad Caves, Ellora and Ajanta Caves, Pitalkhora Caves and Pandav Lena Caves," said the superintending archaeologist (Aurangabad Circle) M Mahadevaih. During the site visits, the experts will elaborate on the efforts to be taken in structural conservation, conservation materials to be used and expertise in keeping intact the beauty of monuments and impress the tourists and visitors.

AMA course from Today - Source LT

The Aurangabad Management Association (AMA) will organise a three-day 'Certificate in Project management programme' here from July 18 to 20. The course is promoted by the Project Management Association, (PMA) India. Anirban Biswas will be the faculty for the workshop that will be held at Seminar Hall of the MGM Management Institute. The CIPM is a holistic course covering 8 project life cycles, 36 knowledge areas and 112 concepts. More information can be seen at or at>. For registration one can contact - 9822290183.

BMS to celebrate foundation day - Source LT

The Aurangabad unit of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) is celebrating its 58th foundation day and will hold a tea party for the same on July 23 (Monday).
Senior BMS leader Shripad Kutaskar, has appealed to all to join the tea party in BMS city office in Shrisudha Apartment in Devgiri Colony between 5 and 9 pm. The trade union has been fighting for protecting interests of thousands of labourers employed in various companies in and around Aurangabad for the last many years. One may contact Sripad Kutaskar on 9422207010.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

'Dnyaneshwaritil Vivek Vichar' released - Source LT

'Dnyaneshwaritil Vivek Vichar', a book by Parivartini Mandal member Savita Bhale, was released by Dr Mangala Vaishnav, recently. Dr Sudhatai Kunte was also present. The book is based on thoughts that we find in the holy book Dnyaneshwari, a commentary on the Bhagwad Gita written by Marathi saint and poet Dnyaneshwar. The function began with Saraswati Stavan by Rutuja Sahastrabuddhe. Thoughts in books like Bhagwad Gita and Dnyaneshwari are taught at the Parivartini Mandal.

Devotional songs prog for Sakhi Manch members - Source LT

Lokmat Sakhi Manch and Wisdom Exchange in Education are jointly organising a programme of devotional songs Vitthal Namacha Gajar on the occasion of Aashadi Ekadashi on July 19.
This programme will be organised at Lokmat Bhavan at 4 pm. Lokmat has a history of organising social, entertainment programmes for the women. The main motive of the Vitthal Namacha Gajar programme is to provide a treat of melody in devotional songs, as prayers to lord Vitthal, to the Sakhi Manch members. 
Aashadi Ekadashi is one of the occasions celebrated by the devotees with enormous fervor as they conduct a procession and go to the door steps of lord Panduranga in Pandharpur by singing devotional songs. Sakhi Manch members will get a chance to experience similar surroundings during the programme. 
Organisers have appealed to the members to attend the function and experience the magic. Entry to the hall is from the rear gate of Lokmat Bhavan. It is mandatory for the Sakhi Manch members to bring their Sakhi Manch identity cards.

Campus interviews - Source LT

A placement session for the law students has been organised at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) on Friday. Bhagwan Napte Foundation, Pune will conduct the interviews. Registration is to be done on Friday at 12 noon.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will jointly organise a seminar CMIA seminar on package scheme - Source LT

Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) and Aurangabad branch of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will jointly organise a seminar on 'Package Scheme of Incentives-2013`. 
The seminar will be organised at Conference Hall, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Plot no.88, Opp.DIC office, Railway station MIDC on July 19 between 2 pm and 4 pm. 
CA Ashish Zanwar and Sanjay Bhondekar will address the audience on the topic and will also answer queries during the question-answer session.
The organisers have appealed to the persons concerned to attend the seminar in large numbers. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will jointly organise a seminar