Monday, 30 September 2013

Refresher course on e-Governance - Source LT


The three-week-long refresher course on e-Governance and e-Learning, organised by the Academic Staff College (ASC) at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, concluded on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Dr Ganesh Shetkar dwelt on the importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in higher education and the role of the Academic Staff College in teacher's training. ASC deputy director Dr D V Mane explained how the ICT has eased the process of teaching in classrooms.
Course coordinator Dr R R Deshmukh spoke on how important the subject e-Governance and e-Learning is in all stream of higher education.
ASC director Dr Arun Kharat said ICT is the need of the day as the role and importance of computers is growing in each and every institution.
ASC assistant director Dr Mohammed Abdul Raffey conducted the proceedings. Eminent persons from the field of academic, industry and from government institutions delivered lectures during the 18 working-day course. Around 26 senior college teachers from the State and outside participated in the course.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

UNIC building inaugurated - Source LT


The new building of the University Networking and Information Centre (UNIC) at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) was unveiled on Saturday.
Management Council (MC) members Sanjay Nimbalkar and Dr Ratandip Deshmukh inaugurated the building. A total of Rs 87 lakh were approved in the 11th Five Year Plan for this building. So far, Rs 65 lakh have been spent on its construction, while the remaining amount will be used to buy furniture. It has classrooms, auditorium, common room, computer laboratory, staff room and director's cabin. 
Vice chancellor Dr Vijay Pandharipande presided. Registrar Dr D R Mane, MC members Dr Shivaji Madan, Dr Duttatray Aghav, Dr Meher Pathrikar and Dr Pratibha Patil were present. UNIC director Dr Sachin Deshmukh and executive engineering Dr R D Kale graced the occasion.

141 students land jobs with TCS - Source LT


Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) — the largest IT services firm in Asia — recently recruited 141 students from Government College of Engineering (GCE) through campus interviews.
The TCS, which has 199 branches in 45 countries, signed a memorandum of understanding with the GCE. A 31-member TCS team led by Nitin Abhange, Shekhar Kamble, Suyog Bhandekar and Ketki Pedgaonkar, conducted the campus interviews for BE and ME students from September 25 to 27. Training and Placement Department head Dr Nitin Bhasme said out of 284 students appeared, 141 were selected for jobs. The break-up of the selected students is: 36 (computer branch), 35 (electronics), 32 (IT), 15 (electrical), 8 (mechanical), 1 (civil branch), 6 each (MCA and ME computer science) and three (ME electronics). Each selected candidate from BE will get an annual package of Rs 3.20 lakh, while Rs 3.40 lakh package is fixed for ME candidates.

AMC to launch leprosy detection drive in city - Source LT

Experts say early treatment helps patients overcome disease
Like every year, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) will be launching a leprosy detection drive in the city during October 3 and 14.
The health department of the AMC carries out a major awareness and detection drive twice a year on the birth and death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
"We will be implementing a special drive in the high risk areas, falling in the jurisdiction of 12 health centres of the AMC. 
They are Peer Bazaar (Osmanpura), Bhimnagar and Bhausinghpura (across Nandanwan Colony), Qaiser Colony (Shahgunj), Naregaon (Chikalthana MIDC), N-8 (Cidco), N-11 (Cidco), Rajnagar (Mukundwadi), Jawahar Colony, Pundaliknagar (Garkheda) and Nakshatrawadi (Paithan Road).
"Civic staff members, who will undertake the leprosy detection drive, had undergone a formal training in August," said health officer Dr Jaishree Kulkarni.
According to experts, the prevalence rate (PR) of leprosy should be less than 1 per 10,000 persons. There are two types of leprosy patients. The first one is infectious type and is caused due to multi-bacillary (MB), while the second one in non-infectious type and is caused due to pauci-bacillary (PB). The MB type of patients require multi-drug therapy for a year, while PB type patients can be treated in six months. 
Dr Kulkarni added, "Most of the patients discontinue treatment when they start feeling better. Through this detection drive, we are hopeful of identifying old and new patients. Early diagnosis helps in preventing deformities and get rid of the disease."
In many parts of the country, lepers still continue to face discrimination and a major social stigma is associated with this disease. Early treatment helps patients overcome this stigma, said experts.

Milk to cost Re 1 more per litre - Source LT


The district co-operative dairy has hiked the price of milk by Rs 1 per litre. Now, the federation will purchase milk at Rs 20 and sell it at Rs 33 per litre. 
The decision was taken keeping in view the producers and the consumers, informed chairman of the dairy Haribhau Bagade in a press conference here on Saturday. 
The inflow of milk has reduced and cost of milk production has also increased in recent time. Hence, the diary has taken the decision to increase the rate by Re 1 from October 1.
"We have withheld the decision to start the project of packed water bottle at present. The dairy is paying more attention on measures to maintain the quality of milk than other milk dairies," Bagade said. 
Vice chairman Kachuru Dike Patil and others were present.

Workshop for marriageable youths - Source LT

A one-day workshop will be organised for counselling of college students and marriageable youths at Janshikshan Sansthan, behind Varad Ganesh temple, in front of Sri Samarth Ram Temple, Samarthnagar on September 28 at 10 am. Today, each and every youth is struggling hard to improve his/her financial condition, leading to stress. Due to stress, youths could not choose their life partner properly or unable to get jobs and do not feel secure in society. Counselling is the best option for students and young generation to live stress-free life. Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Counsellors Association, Family Court of Aurangabad and Vijendra Kabra College of Social Work will organise the one-day workshop.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Forest dept to celebrate Wildlife Week with children - Source LT


The forest department will organise a lecture series, nature excursions and bird watching sessions for students to increase their understanding of wildlife and nature as part of Wildlife Week from October 1. Conservation of Environment is one of the main agendas of the state and central governments. Increase in population has led to deforestation. As a result, there have been several sightings of wild animals in the city area. On the occasion of the Wildlife Week, the Forest Department of Aurangabad and Jalna districts will organise workshops, slide shows and photography competitions for children. Excursions to Daulatabad Fort, Antur Fort, Dhareshwar Waterfalls, Vetalwadi Fort and Lohgad Fort have also been organised. The Forest Department will also host a drawing competition for orphan children in Siddharth Garden.
The photography competition will provide a different perspective to the youth. It will give them a chance to explore wildlife and help them analyse the present situation of environment in Marathwada. Nature excursions to Ajanta and Daulatabad Fort, Antur Fort and Lohgad fort have been organised for school students. 
Village panchayats will collaborate with the forest department for the rehabilitation of the wildlife during drought. Lectures will be conducted on disaster management and saving forests from fires.
"The Wildlife Week will be inaugurated on October 1 and celebrated in Aurangabad-Jalna districts to help children gain a deeper understanding of wildlife," said Ram Malekari, Assistant Forest Conservator.

World Tourism Day celebrated with zeal - Source The Economic Times


The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) celebrated the World Tourism Day with a great zeal and enthusiasm.
MTDC senior regional manager Chandrashekar Jaiswal, Anjali Badwe and Aurangabad Tours and Travel Association (AT&TA) president Vedant Ratnaparkhi, vice-president Amir Hussaini and secretary Vinod Patil and Pravin Dere accorded a traditional welcome to tourists at Chikalthana Airport at 7 am. 
MTDC team also welcomed tourists arriving at Railway Station and Central Bus Stand early morning. Staffers Sushma Joshi and Sharda Bande performed 'aukshan' of tourists and presented flowers. Free brochures and DVDs were also distributed.
At Ajanta, MTDC managers Agre and Sayyad welcomed tourists at T-point and Visitors Centre, while at Ellora, manager R T Dhanshetty welcomed tourists at various points and Visitors Centre. At Kalagram, a free art workshop was organised by manager Nadeem Shaikh. It evoked a good response. Artists Nandkumar Jogdand, Prabhakar Khare, S D Kumawat, P S Purwar, Yogini Panchal and K R Tribhuvan gave a demonstration of their paintings and art. 
MTDC's Ramdas Kshirsagar, Rajesh Gode, Manisha Biradar, Shabbir Baig, Sachin Jamdade, Yogesh Shinde and others toiled to make the programmes a success.

User charges to be collected from April 1 - Source LT

In a significant move, the general body meeting of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) today passed a resolution to charge user charges from April 1 onwards. 
The resolution aimed at improving the fiscal condition of the corporation, the condition of city roads and garbage management. 
Moved as an eleventh-hour subject, the proposal was through with the support of all-party members. 
The AMC will be earning between Rs 25 and Rs 30 crore annually by way of user charges. The money thus collected will be used for maintaining roads and garbage management. 
Presently, the AMC spends around Rs 80 lakh every month on garbage management alone.
According to municipal commissioner Harshadeep Kamble, the government has made it mandatory for the AMC to collect user charges. "The government will stop releasing funds to the AMC, if the latter fails to collect user charges," he clarified. 
As reported earlier, the proposal to levy user charges through a private agency was first tabled in the general body meeting in March 2013, which had set it aside. Today, the civic administration moved the proposal afresh and the mayor passed it with the consent of the House.
Tax structure 
As per the structure of user charges, bungalow/flat owners will have to pay 50 paise daily, followed by slum-dwellers (25 paise), hotels (Rs 25-200), cinema/function halls/lawns (Rs 100), shopping malls or weekly bazaars (Rs 500), government/private offices, schools, colleges (Rs 10), hawkers (Rs 1), hospitals, nursing homes or pathology laboratories (Rs 15); nursing homes (50 beds to 1,000 beds, Rs 25 to Rs 125), industries (Rs 600), meat shops (Rs 15), non-residential properties (Rs 10) and temporary sheds, exhibitions, public gatherings and slaughter houses (Rs 1,000).

Thursday, 26 September 2013

WOW- YR 4 begins with a bang - Source LT


WOW began its fourth year with a unique mystery event. M D Riti and her team from RMG Learning, Bangalore, conducted the entire workshop with energy and enthusiasm. The objective of this programme was to help WOW Members connect with each other and also work in teams.
The theme was a wedding where the bride is dead and the members had to split in groups to uncover the murder mystery. All the members were dressed in their wedding fineries. They were made to perform various activities for collecting clues like blood samples, handwriting samples etc. They were able to interrogate suspects at the crime scene too. Girls enjoyed the dancing, acting, singing and solving puzzles as a part of the game.
The event was followed by a lavish lunch. Soniya Kagliwal and her WOW Committee was introduced in the event. They hope to bring many more different programmes to WOW this year and continue the legacy of success.

Jaiswal-Nande's upcoming movie on Kung fu launched - Source LT


Producers Harish Jaiswal and Pandit Nande's new movie was launched at Aurangabad Caves, here recently.
Based on the ancient warfare technique kung fu, the movie is still untitled. According to experts, karate and martial arts were started in India during 600 BC. Buddha religious preachers had no belief in weapons and things that create violence. So, they invented self-defence techniques. Devidas Narwade and Nandu Kakde are the executive producers and the Association of Martial Arts and Sports is the associate producer. Prashant Horshil, Nandu Kakde, Dr Sunil Davkar, Sanjay Divekar, Devidas Narwade, Megha Gaikwad and nearly 200 students of Holy Cross English Primary School and Aryanandi Public School will be playing their roles in the movie.

Indus Edutor Tab makes learning easier - Source LT


Behold the sight of the most exciting and the interesting channels of education. A peep into an Indus World School classroom shall reveal a path breaking revolution in the field of education like never before. Equipped with a smart, handy tab, students seem to have got hold of a world of content in their tiny palms.
Indus Edutor Tab opens one to a fantastic and an exclusive channel of learning modules customized for various grades. These free learning resources painstaking developed by the educators from across the globe have been handpicked and compiled to put into this wonder learning box.
Indus World School has been a forerunner in developing and providing smart technologically supported tools for enhancing learning. 
Never did our students get to see and understand how germination of a seed actually happens. Indus Edutor tab makes it happen……
The complex working of Magnetism, the magnetic flux, the Magnetic Induction seem highly abstract to the students. Indus Edutor Tab exposes the nuances of this complexity and makes its easily understood.
The salient feature of this tab is its ability to assess the learning of the students through its Compass Box. Each Indusian is given a unique user name with a password.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Various bodies pour in large numbers at KC - Source LT


Various institutes, organisations, schools, colleges and labourer organisations poured in large numbers in support of 'Enough is Enough' mass movement against bad roads at Kranti Chowk here on Monday morning.
The citizens started thronging the venue since 8 in the morning to give vent to their anger against Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Public Works Department (PWD) in a peaceful manner. 
The participation of school, college students and senior citizens was conspicuous by their presence. 
Shrikar Korwar, Daivesh Vaidya, Shubham Shrimant, Sushant Rathi, Sakshi Dhumal, Ankita Hiwrak and Kedar Kulkarni from Deogiri College and Saraswati Bhuvan School participated in the Satyagraha.
In a disciplined manner, the students of Riverdale Junior College and SFS High School also registered their presence and highlighted the issue holding placards in their hands.
R K Groups chairman Raghvendra Joshi and secretary Parmeshwar Solunke and office-bearers were also present. Giants Group of Waluj president Ashok Thorat, secretary Rajesh Mandhani, Ravindra Dhumal, Sanjay Kabra, Girish Gocha and Ashok Kale also made it a point to participate in the agitation. 
Aurangabad District Pensioners Association president K G Shere Patil, vice president Gautamkumar Jain and associates were also present. Satish Surana, Akash Chinkle, Nandu Kumawat, Laxmi Tisre, Roopesh Pardeshi, Pramod Jalkikar and students of Vijendra Kabra Samaj Karya College also joined the agitation. Mukesh Jain and Rahul Hiwrale and office-bearers of Ronak Group also participated. Vanjari Youth Association' Dr Khushal Munde, Gurukrupa Mahila Mandal (Guruduttnagar), Somnath Une, Satish Terkiya, Harish Gorme and Kishor Kasture of Jai Rohidar Govind Pathak (Old Mondha) also participated in the Satyagraha.
Traders Association of Jadhavwadi' Harish Pawar, Sanjaykumar Pahade and employees, MGM Journalism and Mass Communication College' Prof Asha Deshpande, students Neha Pimple, Pratibha Pathade, Rutuja Deshpande, Priyanka Mane, Yogita Palodkar and Komal Birajdar also joined the Satyagraha.

HSC pass norm hits 1500 aspirants - Source LT


The state government has made HSC pass qualification mandatory for the selection of special executive officers.
The district administration shortlisted 2153 candidates. Of them only 1505 were found eligible as rest of them did not fit the given criteria. 
To lessen the workload on the Gazetted officers in terms of attestation of the documents, the administration has been recruiting special executive officers for the past 15 years. Generally, two special executive officers are recruited for 1000 people.
Earlier, for the post of special executive officers, educational qualification was not taken into consideration. 
After some time, the criterion to select a special executive officer has been made at least HSC pass. From June 6, the state government has made at least HSC pass educational qualification mandatory for the same post.
Because of the new government ordinance, around 1500 candidates could not be selected because they were not HSC pass, while some of them were disqualified owing to offences registered against them. 
After making alterations, only 653 candidates have been left out of 2153 candidates.

Flustered Ozha inspects city roads, blames PWD - Source LT

n Mayor showers city with promises to improve roads

The incisive Lokmat Times campaign 'Enough is enough' against the pitiful roads of the city has left mayor fretting and fuming.
In an attempt to cover up the issue, Mayor Kala Ozha lost her cool and blamed Public Works Department (PWD) for terrific roads in the city here on Sunday.
Mayor addressed a press conference after supervising the Jalna Road and Harsul. She was accompanied by deputy engineers of PWD in the morning. 
Addressing the press meet, mayor made series of announcements instead of laying any road map for better roads in the city.
Lokmat Times has been conducting the series "Enough is Enough' since September 6.It has exposed huge corruption in the roadworks by AMC and PWD officials. LT has not stopped its campaign after exposing the authorities but has gone a step further by launching an agitation on the issue on September 23. It has awakened the AMC and PWD from its deep slumber. 
With this, officials from either departments are terribly shaken as the series have also exposed their nefarious ways of amassing wealth. Even the ruling alliance in AMC is panicked that mass agitation may go against them.
In a haste mayor held a press conference on the issue and resorted to blame game over the issue. Mayor in stead of supervising the roads falling under the jurisdiction of AMC, examined those roads constructed by the PWD and passed the buck on latter for bad roads.
While speaking, Ozha said, "We sought funds from the government six times to improve the roads but in vain. If the government releases Rs 50 crores then we can undertake the works of main roads within two months. Even if we do not get funds, we would avail the loan of Rs 50 crores and would undertake the works of 13 roads once the rainy season is over."
House leader Sushil Khedkar, standing committee chairman Narayan Kuche, Girjaram Halnor, city engineer Sakharam Panzade and executive engineer Hemant Kolhe were present on the occasion. 

MPSC, Staff Selection, exams on October 20 - Source LT


WRD receives 88,132 applications 
A total of 88,132 applications were received by the Water Resource Department (WRD) for 418 vacant posts. "Actually, over one lakh applications were received, but some of them were rejected during scrutiny," said WRD member secretary S H Kharat.


The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Water Resource Department (WRD) are going to hold examinations to fill their vacant posts on same day (October 20). 
Students had been waiting for the recruitment advertisements for many days and were a confused lot. Now, as the three examinations fall on the same day, students will have to select any one of them. 
There are 482 vacant posts of assistant executive engineer and assistant engineer in the Pubic Works Department (PWD), Irrigation Department and Water Supply Department, for which the MPSC will conduct examination in Aurangabad, Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, on October 20. 
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Water Resources Department are also holding their examinations on the same day to fill 418 vacant posts. 
Thousands of unemployed candidates heaved a sigh of relief after the declaration of the examination programme, but as all the three examinations fall on same day, they are in a dilemma: which examination should they take?
Meanwhile, the district administration is also facing an uphill task to make seating arrangements for the examinees. "In view of three examinations falling on the same day, we are finding it difficult to arrange centres in the city," said Sudhir Jahagirdar, district planning administration, examination department.

Changes in traffic for 'Satyagraha' - Source LT


The city police have made some changes in the traffic routes owing to 'Satyagraha' against the potholes on the city roads at Kranti Chowk on Monday morning.
The changes will remain in force from 8 am to 11 am. Commissioner of police Sanjay Kumar said that the traffic from Amarpreet Chowk to Mahaveer Chowk will go as usual from flyover. However, the flow of traffic coming from railway station towards Paithan Gate will be diverted via Mahaveer Chowk and vehicles going towards railway station from Paithan Gate will be diverted to Banjara Colony Chowk and Amarpreet Chowk. Vehicles coming from Sawarkar Chowk won't be allowed to take right turn, but will be told to go straight and join Jalna Road from Banjara Colony Chowk, CTO Chowk or Laxman Chawadi Chowk.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Seminar on computer technology - Source LT


Youthenia President Er. Khaleel Quraishi (inset) speaking at the seminar-cum-workshop at Maulana Azad College
Youthenia, an organisation of youths, organised a seminar-cum-workshop on computer technology at Maulana Azad College, here on Saturday.
Hundreds of students from various courses, including BCA, MCA, BCS, BBA and B Sc, participated in the workshop. 
Expert software trainer Adinath Raghunath Giri taught students various latest softwares like Android and Kaizen Technique. He also taught students on how to get selected in campus interviews.
President of Youthenia Er. Khaleel Quraishi explained the importance of advanced software technology. He guided students to innovate such softwares and use them for development of Indian companies. 
He showed how Indian talents are being used by foreign companies as 17 per cent of Intel employees are Indians, 28 per cent of IBM employees are from Indian.
Principal Dr Maqdoom Farooqui advised students to learn more from this workshop. He also asked students to join Youthenia as it helps in improving one's knowledge and skills. 
Dr Arif Pathan, Mayur Sonawane and others worked for the success of the event.

Sunita awarded for Hindi blogging - Source LT

Sunita Prem Yadav has received the international award 'Parikalpana Bal Sahitya Samman' for her contribution to literature through blogging. Former minister and chairman of the Constituent Assembly Arjun Kesi gave away the award during a conference held at Kathmandu, Nepal recently. 

A number of national as well as international bloggers were present to discuss social aspects of new media such as blog, website, web portal and social networking sites. 
Sunita is a teacher with the SBOA Public School. She entered the field of blogging in 2007. She is known for her poetry and contributions in the blogs 'Hindyugm', 'Radioplaybackindia', 'Baaludyaan'.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Ph D presentation schedule declared - Source LT


Schedule for eight subjects
Computer Science (47 candidates) and Urdu (27) will give presentation on September 19, while students of Home Science (23), Statistics (9), Environmental Science (13), Mathematics (50), Geology (10), Pali and Buddhism (26) on September 20. 


Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) has announced the presentation schedule for Ph D admission in eight subjects, beginning from September 19.
It may be noted that students need to give presentation (oral test) before the Research and Recognition Committee (RRC) of the respective subject. Those who obtain required minimum marks are considered eligible for the Ph D admission.
Around 3,074 students, including those who have qualified Ph D Entrance Test-2013 and those who are exempted, have been waiting for the presentation for the past seven months.
Finally, the university administration announced the schedule for presentation of eight subjects, out of the total 143.
The subjects are Computer Science, Environment Science, Geology, Home Science, Mathematics, Pali and Buddhism, Statistics and Urdu.
More than 200 students will give presentation on September 19 and 20. Candidates seeking Ph D admission in Computer Science and Urdu subjects have been called for the presentation on September 19, while Ph D aspirants in the remaining subjects will give their presentation on next day (September 20). The schedule for the rest of the subjects will be declared within few days.

Science Express arrives in city - Source LT


Science Express, a specially designed 16-coach AC train carrying an innovative mobile exhibition, today reached the city. Central Railways assistant divisional manager Ninawe and station master Laxmikant Jakhad formally inaugurated the exhibition. Around 3,600 visitors said to have visited the unique exhibition by this evening.
The Science Express is a unique collaborative initiative of the Department of Science & Technology and Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.
Starting its journey from Chennai on July 27, the train, after visiting various cities in South India, reached Aurangabad today and will remain in the city until September 18, before leaving for Balsad.
The state-of-the-art exhibition on wheels aims at creating mass awareness on the unique biodiversity of India, climate change, water, energy conservation and related issues among various sections of society, especially students.
The train also presents an exhibition on safe, secure and sustainable environment, has a Kids Zone as well as the extremely popular VASCSC Joy of Science hands-on lab, besides a teachers' orientation facility. It also provides a feast to those who love spectacular photography, models and various artefacts. The models exhibit what evils we can face if forests on the earth destroyed, if wild life is extinct and what model to be followed to construct houses in order to save them. The train has been halted on platform no. 5 and a separate route provided for visitors, who will have to pass through scrutiny check. Railway police, state police and private security guards have been deployed. There is no entry fee.

City boy Rohit Sadafal wins intl talent hunt - Source LT


City resident Rohit Sadafal is awarded the Innovative Jockey award in the talent hunt competition organised by leading companies — Yahoo and Accenture — to hunt Indian talent. The competition was to present novel innovations to change the finance, retail and public sectors drastically. Rohit was one of the five winner of this competition.
The concept of Innovative Jockey is very popular abroad. Every year, this is awarded to the one who does something innovative in engineering or professional field. In all 51,000 Indian students registered for the competition out of which names of 4400 researches were submitted. The competition was in three categories; retail, finance and public sector. Out of 4400, top 10 in three categories got selected in which Rohit was one of the five awardees.
Rohit presented model everlasting developmental model in public sector and was the only one to choose this sector. There are heavy constructions in cities like Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. There is a large amount of waste produced. Many a times, it is not even recycled. Making pre-cast products from this waste was his innovation. Rohit has made a model which will benefit the rural areas and slum. Pre-cast products like paver blocks, columns can be made and used in slums and rural areas for building. Rohit was awarded as jury's choice award which included all Steve J obs' products. He has dedicated his award to APJ Abdul Kalam for he is inspired by him. 
Rohit is a student of Government Engineering College. He worked for a year in Mumbai and then went to Delhi at Urban Development and Management Programme for M Tech. When in Aurangabad, he was socially very active. "Being social helped in understanding problems closely and benefitted my research. Lot of exposure helped me to deal with it. We are students for the lifetime. What we do other than our field, remains in the hearts of people and it always helps." said Rohit to youngsters.

GECA stops 4 ME courses - Source LT


The Government Engineering College, Aurangabad (GECA) has closed down four part-time Master of Engineering (ME) courses meant for the working engineers. Though the college authorities are saying that the poor response from students led to the closure, it is believed that the unavailability of professors and the stringent terms and conditions for admissions have forced the college to wind up these courses.
The GECA provides 14 courses for ME - seven full-time and seven part-time. Civil (Water Resources), Civil (Soil Engineering), Civil (Structural), Electronics, Mechanical Production, Computer Science and MCA are the full-time courses. Part-time courses include Civil (Soil Engineering), Civil (Structural), Mechanical Design, Production Management, Electronics, Electrical Power System and Computer Science. These courses are useful for the employed engineers who cannot attend the full-time college.
Stringent terms and conditions 
Students have to pass the Common Entrance Test (CET) of Directorate of Technical Education and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for admissions for full-time ME courses. Norms for admissions say that the place of employment should be within 60 kilometres from the college, applicant should have experience of two years and produce No Objection Certificate from the employer. 
It is believed that these terms and conditions kept the students away from the courses and as a result, only one student could take admission.

Friday, 13 September 2013

1-day Engg design contest at MIT - Source LT


We need to build the relationship between the conventional education and the career training which is highly important for the students in today's competitive world. 
The courses have to be designed to equip the faculty members and the students alike with the changing trends, skills, required to face the prevailing and future challenges with ease, comfort and confident. Dr. Jagdish Godihal, Director MIT is of the opinion that the continuous training and retraining is imperative to inculcate the skills desired to provide the optimal/reliable solutions to burgeoning live problems.
Keeping this in view, MIT is holding a 1-day 'Engineering Design Solutions to Live Problems of Auranagabad City' competition for final year students of all branches on the occasion of Engineers Day, at seminar hall of Civil Engineering Department of MIT (T). 
The competition is open for the students of all the branches, however, the students to prepare the presentation on Identified Live Problem of the Auranagabad city, analysis of the problem, engineering design solutions with emphasis to technical details and economic viability. Best possible solution with implementation plan. For more details contact: 0240 2375230; HOD, Civil Engineering Department, MIT (T), Aurangabad.

Artist paints pictures without using brushes - Source LT


City artist Rahul Jadhav has organised an exhibition of his own paintings, starting from Friday. The speciality of this art is that it is painted by the artists' bare hands and no brush is used for the same. 
He has used his hands, fingers and water colours. Rahul draws rangoli too. The idea of painting pictures without using brushes struck him three months ago. He started doing this as an experiment and soon painted 27 such pictures. This exhibition is at Tapadiya Natya Mandir till September 15.
This is Rahul's second experiment as before this he, with his friends, had organised a rangoli exhibition which gave a social message. 
In this exhibition, Rahul has painted pictures of Babasaheb Ambedkar, Gautam Buddha, Bhagwan

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Thousands join 'Bharat Jago Daud' - Source LT


Thousands of people including students, teachers, social activists and volunteers of National Service Scheme of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University and affiliated colleges participated in 'Bharat Jago Daud' (run for nation) on September 11.
Vice chancellor Dr Vijay Pandharipande, commissioner of police Sanjay Kumar, P P Vishnupadanandji Maharaj from Ramkrishna Mission, Bhante Gyanjagat, deputy mayor Sanjay Joshi, Prof Virendra Bhandarkar lit the torch and also flagged off the run from the ground of S B College.
Students, sportsmen, social activists who actively participated in the procession raised slogans like 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Swami Vivekanand Ki Jai, Bharat Jago Vishwa Jagao'. The procession returned the same venue via Savarkar Chowk, Kranti Chowk Police Station, Nutan Colony Chowk, Paithan Gate, Gulmandi, Mahatma Phule's statue.
International level athlete and players Chakrawolu Sworo, Reena Kumari, Jayant Talukdar and others were welcomed before the rally. The dignitaries also guided the participants. Ashok Bhalerao from S B Education Society, Akshay Shisode from Vivekanand College, Pravin Ghuge, Nitin Rathod, Prof Gajanan Sanap, Kishor Shite and others were also present.

UG, PG exams to begin from Oct 8 - Source LT


The Examinations Department of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) will conduct first session (October/ November) examinations of the academic year from October 8.
The students of various undergraduate and postgraduate including B A , B Sc, B Com, BCA (Science) (II to VI semesters) along with LLB, LLM, B Ed, M Ed, B PEd and M P Ed courses will appear at the exams from October 8.
The students of MA (MCJ), M Com B Lib and M Lib courses will take their examinations from October 17.
The examinations of DBM, BCA, MCA and MBA which are under the purview of Management faculty will commence from November 31. The Examinations Department will hold examinations of first semester of Engineering from December 5, while examinations of second, third, fourth and B Tech, M Tech, B Pharm, M Pharm will start from November 18.

National meet on 'Media ethics & responsibilities' - Source LT


The Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, in association with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Germany), is hosting a two-day national seminar on 'Media ethics and responsibility: need for introspection,' from September 15. 
Justice (retd) B N Deshmukh will inaugurate the seminar, while vice chancellor Dr Vijay Pandharipande preside over it.
Dr Rajeshwar Dayal from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will explain the objective of the event, while senior journalist and member of the Press Council of India Rajiv Sable will speak on 'Is commercialisation/corporatisation of media compromising its ethics.' Adv Kiran Korhalkar will deliver a lecture on 'Ethics and law interplay. Senior journalist Imtiyaz Jaleel (Pune), Lokmat executive editor Sanjiv Unhale, Jaidev Dole and Baba Gade will speak on 'News v/s views: duty of the media to distinguish between facts and opinion.'
Dr C V Rao, Dr Sadhna Pande, Adv Pradeep Deshmukh and Adv Vishnu Dhoble will guide on 'Is the right to privacy being encroached by so-called public interest.' Noted journalist Rahi Bhide (Pune) will speak on 'Women and code of ethics. 
The second day of the seminar will deal with subjects like 'Inflammatory/discriminatory coverage of religion, gender etc: is it justified?,' 'Honesty, fairness, decency and good taste: are these relevant to media today?' 
Organisers of the event Dr V L Dharurkar and head of the department Dr Sudhir Gavhane have appealed to all to attend the seminar.

Pool campus interview to select apprentices - Source LT


The Board of Apprenticeship Training (BOAT) Western Region (WR), Mumbai in coordination with MGM's Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College (JNEC) will organise a pool campus interview for 2013 batch engineering degree & diploma students for their engagement as Graduate / Technician Apprentices under the Apprenticeship (amendment) Act,1973. The interview would he held at Rukhimini auditorium of JNEC on September 15 at 9.30 am onwards.
The drive is being organised with a view to facilitate a large pool of fresher to establishment for their engagement as apprentices on one hand and also facilitate the candidates to select the establishment of their choice to undergo apprenticeship training on the other hand. Assistant director of BOAT A K Mishra has appealed to graduates / diploma engineers of all branches and Pharmacy students to participate in the pool campus interview.
Interviews of PMEGP aspirants from Sept 19
The interviews of applicants for the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme will be held from September 19 to 24 from 10 am to 5 pm.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the District Task Force Committee.
The interviews will take place at the old building of College of Pharmacy, opposite Government Technical institute, Osmanpura, Aurangabad, informed district industries' centre general manager through a press release. 
Several applications from educated jobless persons have been received for the programme for 2013-14. The applicants have been issued the call letters for interviews. Applicants are required to bring along with them documents of proof of age, education, caste, 7/12 extract of the land owner conducting business, municipal corporation's tax receipt, experience certificate and other requisite documents.
A subletting letter by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation is also necessary for a space in the MIDC. Application will be rejected if it is found that the applicant has taken benefit of similar government scheme before.
Time and date of interview is posted on the district collectorate's website www.aurangabad.nic.in and the programme's official district website www.aurangabadaddic.in 

Documentary to help gram panchayats get lesson in disaster management - Source TOI


Taking a cue from the disaster at Kedarnath, the Aurangabad divisional disaster management officials have prepared a documentary to create awareness in the region on different aspects of handling a natural disaster. 

As a part of the drive, compact discs (CDs) containing a 20 minute long documentary titled 'Suraksha' will be distributed to over 6,000 gram panchayats across eight districts of Marathwada on how to tackle with a disaster and avoid loss of life. The CDs would be given to the district collectors of the eight districts of Marathwada region, who would further take care for its circulation in the 76 talukas of the region comprising 6,653 gram panchayats 

Speaking to TOI, divisional disaster management officer Kishore Kurhe said, "As a part of our initiative to create awareness of the precautions to be taken before, during and after a natural disaster, we have made a 20 minute long documentary. The talathis and the gram sevaks at all the gram panchayats have been given instructions to ensure that the villagers are shown the documentary." 

Officials said that the documentary shows how people can ensure their and their family's safety at a time of natural disaster by taking precautions. Live demonstrations have also been shown in the documentary so that the villagers grasp them in a better manner. 

Sources said that the divisional commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal had given special instructions to the divisional disaster management asking them to use the terminology, accent and vernacular language used in the rural parts of Marathwada region in the entire documentary, so that it understood by the villagers, who have their own jargons for various things found in rural areas. 

A letter in this regard and a copy of the CD containing documentary were sent by the divisional commissionorate to the eight district collectors of the region on Wednesday and have been asked to utilise the district disaster mitigation fund for making copies of the CDs and their distribution till gram panchayat level.

Olympians, sportspersons appeal for more awareness on social issues - Source TOI


Several sports persons, who have represented India at the Olympics, appealed to the youths on Wednesday to be aware of social issues and understand their responsibilities for the betterment of the country. 

They were speaking after flagging off the 'Jaago Bharat Daud' (wake up India marathon) organized jointly by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) and Vivekananda Centre, Kanyakumari, at Saraswati Bhuwan college ground. Over 5,000 youths participated in the marathon, which was held to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. 

"The youth, especially college-goers, should be aware of the situation in the country. They should have a strong mindset and fight social issues such as crime against women to change the society," said Reena Kumari, an archer from Jharkhand. 

She said that understanding the responsibility towards the country will only help to change the nation for better. 

Gagandeep Kaur, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist from Punjab, said the youths should come together to collectively fight corruption. "Belonging to sports fraternity, I would appeal to the youths to encourage sports and develop a positive attitude towards it," she said. 

"Whichever field you choose, it should be with strong determination and dedication," said Arjuna Award-winning archer, Chekrovolu Swuro. 

Mayor Kala Oza, city police commissioner Sanjay Kumar, vice-chancellor BAMU Vijay Pandharipande and others were present on the occasion. 

In his inaugural speech, Sanjay Kumar appealed to the youths to maintain communal harmony and not differentiate among people on the basis of religion. "Swami Vivekananda played an important role in inspiring the youths. His qualities should be inculcated," he said. 

Police bandobast, ambulance and other facilities were available for the youths who in the marathon.

Alumnus extends help to students - Source TOI


An alumnus of the Government college of engineering would assist needy students through scholarship of around Rs 1 lakh, for which the MoU was signed on Tuesday.


"Under the educational assistance scheme, Ratnakar Mungikar, director of a Mumbai-based private company has decided to support the students financially," said Nitin Bhasme, training and placement officer of the college.



Bhasme said that the memorandum was signed between the Institute Alumni Association, the alumnus and the college.



It is the first time that the college has received a financial support from an alumnus on such a scale.



"Four students, whose family's monthly income is less than Rs 15,000 per month, would be selected from the college. Each student would be provided Rs 2,000 every month which would amount to Rs 24,500 per year," Bhasme said.



The total amount disbursed to students would amount to Rs 96, 000 annually. The scheme would only be applicable to second year engineering students from all faculties.

Yellow Day at Foundations KG - Source LT

Foundations KG School in N-3 Cidco, celebrated Yellow Day to know various things about yellow colour. All children and teachers were also in yellow attire. 
Various things in yellow colour like fruits, vegetables, toys were displayed, to give practical knowledge about yellow colour and many other things. With these things, children came to know the importance of Yellow Colour. 
Participation of parents was also appreciated as they sent yellow colour fruits like sweet lime and lemon rice in the tiffin. Various yellow flowers were also sent with children. Children with best yellow colour attire with proper accessories were rewarded.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

100 employees bunk election training prog - Source LT


As many as 100 employees were absent during the election training programme under the voters list updating campaign. Voters registration officers have decided to serve all the absent employees with show cause notices. If the absentees fail to give appropriate reasons for their absence, criminal offences will be registered against them.

Election commissions have started a voter list updating drive for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Under the programme the campaign for the registration of the new voters will be done in the city from September 16 for which 450 booth level officers (BLO) were selected.
For the campaign to be started on 16th of this month, a 3-day election training programme for 3 constituencies of the city was held at the Tehsil office of the city. On Tuesday, training for the members of Aurangabad Central Constituency was held in which 83 BLOs were supposed to attend but only 40 of them showed up for the training. Before that, BLOs of West and East Constituencies were also absent for the training which totaled the absence over a hundred. All the absent employees have been served with the show cause notices. 
In the wake of upcoming elections in 2014, Election Commission has declared the year 2014 as voters list year for which the voters list must be updated by January 1, 2014.
The Election Commission has started to collect the database for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for which the voters registration officers have asked the heads of the government offices to submit the lists of the names of the employees working at their offices. 
But most of the heads of the government offices have failed to submit the lists. Till now only 50 % officers have submitted the list, remainders have been served with the letters in this regard once again. If these heads of the offices fail again to send the list, criminal cases will be registered against them.