We, the students of English (FYBA), are pleased to bring out
this newsletter covering the activities and achievements of the GJCians i.e.
the students and staff members of GJC.
This issue of the non-periodical has mainly covered the Arts
faculty. In the next issue we would like to cover the other faculties as well.
In this regard we request other departments and individual GJCians to contact
the Department of English or send their news and photos to email@example.com
to get them published in ‘The GJCians’
This activity is one of the student centered activities of
English Department whose one objective is to groom future media persons like
reporters, editors, photographers, newsreaders, etc. So, after this printed
issue we are also bringing in our audio-visual news bulletin very soon.
We are very grateful to Hon. Prin. Dr. R.H.Kamble,
Vice-Principal Dr. Chitra Goswami and Librarian i/c Mr. Utpal Wakade. Without
their support and contribution this newsletter would have not seen the light of
You can read this newsletter also online on our college website
with the link thegjcians.blogspot.in .
Nihali Gadre, Shambhavi Patil, Reshma Malshe
Bharatiya Itihas Samshodhan
R.H.Kamble’s Doctoral Thesis
publication ceremonyofthe book “ Marathyanchya Itihasatil
Chimajiappache Yogadan “by Dr.
R.H.Kamble , the Principal in-charge of Gogate Jogalekar College, took place on
last Sunday (Oct 3, 2016)at Bharat
Itihas Samshodhan Mandal , Pune. It was released by the auspicious hands
ofMr. Udaysing Peshava , with the
renowned speaker and historian Dr. Raja Dixit in the chair and Dr. Mahesh
Tendulkar as the special speaker. .
significant volume is actually the Ph.D thesis of Dr. R.H.Kamble. His research
observes that the contribution or greatness of Chimajiappaasa
skillful warrior and executor of the martial plans remained overshadowed
because of the popularity of Bajirao Peshwa. Dr.Kamble’s bookhas brought to light that side of Chimajiappa
who unfolds before us asa very brave
and skillful warrior who could accomplish several missions that may be called ‘
Surgical Strikes ‘.
is the second book of Dr.Ramesh Kamble published this year.
Prof.Shraddha Rane retires
after a long & dedicated
Prof. Mrs. Shraddha Rane , the Head
of Marathi Department of the College, retired on 30th Sept.2016
after her long and dedicated service of over three decades.
Rane, who had also been a student of this college in early 80s, joined as a
lecturer in Marathi and afterwards worked in many capacities like HoD, Convener
of Literary Association, Convener of WDC, NSS Programme Officer, Vice Principal
of Arts Faculty, Head of Post Graduate Section of Arts and the Chairman of Life
Member Board of R E Society. As a sincere teacher popular among her students
she had also been awardedwith Guruvarya
A.A.Desai Puraskar ,R.E.Society’s Best Teacher Award and the Best Teacher Award
of University of Mumbai in 2006.
Prof. Rane, Prof. Shivaraj Gopale has taken up as the new head of the
Department of Marathi. Dr. Chitra Goswami , VP Arts, along with other language
teachers congratulated him on the occasion.
repeat history :
Stay runner ups in
the second consecutive year , the students of Geography Dept. of GJCbrought victory as runner-upsin “GEOGRAPHIZE”,the innovative inter-state level Geography
festival organised by Parwatibai Chaugule College, Madgaon, Goa on 2nd
24 students of F.Y, S.Y,T.Y.B.A classes of GJC who participated in 7 events
such as Quiz, Poster presentation, model presentation, comet, shooting star,
power point presentation and skit ,won 2 golds ,1silver and 1 bronze
medal.Nupur Mulye and Hrishikesh Lanjekar won Gold medal in Shooting Star
(Short film making) while Taiba Borkar won her Gold in Comet competition. Model
Presentation got silver and Skit got Bronze . Dr.Surendra Thakurdesai and Prof.
Shrivallabh Sathe guided all these students.
17colleges & more than 300 students from Maharashtra, Karnataka, & Goa
had participatedin this geography
host collageand the GJC have
signedan MoU and the present activity
was a part ofsharingunder the same.
GJC Film Club inaugurated
Prof. D.S.Kamble, Dr.Sakhalkar, Dr.Chavan, Dr.patil, Dr.Goswami
GJC Film club was inaugurated on 29th September 2016 at Radhabhabai
Shetye Sabhagruh. On this occasion, Dr. Nitin Chavhan, president of Ratnagiri
Film Society and Dr. Shashank Patil, a well-known director were invited as the
chief guests. The popular Marathi film ‘Sairat’ was screened as the
Dr. Nitin Chavan guided the students about
various points of views from which a movie can be viewed.Another guide Dr.
Shashank Patil said, “To widen our horizons towards a movie, vast reading is a
must.” While talking about ‘Sairat’ he said, “Honour killing is the central
idea of Sairat and we must not only enjoy it but also must be serious about
such social issues.”
this occasion Principle incharge Dr. Makarand Sakhalkar , vice principle of
Arts faculty Dr. Chitra Goswami, convenerof GJC Film Club Prof. D. S. Kamble were present. Prof. Tejas Bhosale
anchored the programme.
though entertainment’ is the main aim of the Film Club. This is really a unique
activity which explains how we should look at films.
6 GJCians participate
in 'Pratibha Sangam ' in Nasik
Vijay Bilur being felicitated
Gogate Jogalekar College
participated in ‘Pratibha Sangam Sahitya Sammelan’ held by Akhil Bhartiya
Vidyarthi Parishad in Nashik in the last week of September. There were 445
participants from all over Maharashtra among which total 6 GJCiansviz. Vijay Bilur , Akshay Chavan , Shardul
Ranade , Pratibha Kadam , Asmita Wadekar and Renuka Rahateparticipated . Vijay Sutar , another GJCian ,
was a member of the core committee of the prestigious event.
Jogalekar College won the first prize for its annual magazine ‘Sahakar’ and
Abhyankar Kulkarnijunior college also
won the second prize for its annual magazine ‘Sahakar’. Vijay Bilur,a student of M.A. ( Marathi)was givensecond prize for his article ‘Lamani’.
Sangam Sahitya Sammelan has been playing a vital role for the publicity and
developmentof Marathi literature for
last 15 years. It is a great platform for many budding student poets and
authors. This year it was held in Nashik (Vamandada Kardak Nagri) in the memory
of Kusumagraj , a ‘Dnyanpeeth Awardee’ , for his contribution to Marathi
Ashok Bagave, a well-known Marathi poet and the chief guest of this Sammelan
said , “Our thoughts are expressed by the means of poem and poetry is
transformation of weapons into science.”
(- Shardul Ranade ,Vijay Sutar)
Nihali represents GJC in Youth Fest @ MU
Nihali Gadre , a student of F.Y.B.A,
participated in the events of Classical and Light Vocal Music Competition in
the University of Mumbai after winning the second rank at the zonal level youth
festivalorganized byD.J.Samant College, Pali. Nihali also
performs in her own programme “Swar Nihali ”.(
- Neha Jadhav)
GJC starts ‘Informal Sanskrit Education Centre’
Ravi Upadhyay , Dr.Bhide, Dr. Kamble .
Sanskrit Education Centre’ has started a scheme for Sanskrit lovers in which
there will be‘Informal Sanskrit
Education Centres’ and Gogate Jogalekar College has now got one such approved
centrewhich was inaugurated on 1st
September 2016 by the auspicious hands ofDr. Raghuveer Bhide and Prin. Dr..R.H.Kamble.
Chief Guest Dr. Bhide said that we should know importance of Sanskrit. Origin
of science and math is in Sanskrit. So Sanskrit study is very important.
teacher of this centre Mr.Ravi Upadhyay also expressed his views and explained
thenature ofthe course
introductory speech of this programme was given by HOD of Sanskrit Department
Dr. Kalpana Athalye. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr.Jayant
MoU Colleges Participate in ShodhVedh Research Fest
Vedh, the inhouse Research Convention 2016 , got an overwhelming response with
42 contestant teams with about 150 UG and PG students from all the faculties
participating in it. The Science faculty participated with its 26 projects. The
contested made poster presentations and answered the questions asked by the
judges .There were 7 external and 7 internal judges.
main feature of the competition this year was the participation of 5 other
colleges with MoU. They includeRosary
College ,Goa; Govt.Collge, Sakhali ,Goa; Walchand Collge, Solapur; New Education
Society's Management Institute ,Chiplun andDBJ College ,Chiplun.
college conducts thisinnovative
activity to promote research culture among the students and to prepare them for
the forthcoming University and State level research convention 'Avishkar'. This
was the 7th year of ShodVedh.
Prof. Uday Bodas
,the co-coordinator, with his other team members made the event a great
Student Researchers Presenting their Projects
Prof. Bodas, Prin. Dr. kamble, Dr. Goswami watching poster presentations
Physics dept.formsAstronomy Club
From left : Miss. Ruchita, Dr. Sukhtankar, Prin. Jade and Dr.
of Physics of Gogate Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri has formed ‘The Astro Club’.
On20th of August 2016 , the
programme was inaugurated by the former principal of the college Prof. A.L.
Jade. Dr. Kishor sukhatankar ,the Head of Physics Department, and Dr. Mahesh
Belekar a senior lecturer of the department were also present on the dais. This
session included two lectures on topics : ‘What is the need of sky observations
and how?’ and ‘43 years of ISRO’The
former lecture was conducted by Mr. Saurabh Athavale while the other one was presented by Mr. Ninad Chindarkar, both
MSc. students of the College.
On 20th of September, the Astro
Club arranged two morelectureson‘Indian National Solar Calendar’ and ‘The Co-ordinate System’. deliveredby Prof. Bhide. Miss Ruchita anchored the
Astro Club is playing a vital role in popularization of physics by opening
before the studentsmysteries of the
universe and discoveries of our ancient and modern scientists.(Reshma Malshe)
Priya Pednekar wins the gold @ MU ; Speaks for India
For the first time in the history ofUniversity Level Competition , Priya
Pednekarof GJCsnatchedthe gold medalin elocution -B
group [ language other than Marathi ]in
the 49th Youth Festival of Mumbai University.She spoke in Hindi on the topic
-‘Trustworthiness of Media’.The competition took place in ‘Vidyapeeth
Viddyarthi Bhawan’ on 24th August,2016 and there were, in all, 28
participants who had qualified respective zonal level competitions. Prof. Jyant
Abhyankar, Prof. Atul Pitre and Prof. MadhuraAthavle guided her.
Prya Pednekar with Judges Prof.Walawalkar & Prof.Ghate
Priya is a student of TYBA and majoring in English.
Also, she has been selected for the zonal level of the debate competition
‘Speak for India’ organised by the Times Group and Fedaral bank. She has also
anchored a number of programmes .
Keep your curiosity and
“Keep your curiosity and humanity alive. It is
very important to understand basic knowledge of any subject. I experienced many
great things from the world but still I am a student and so I am still down to
earth”, said Mr. Achyut Godbole in his open interview.
was held on August 13, 2016 in ‘Radhabai Shetye’ auditorium and was a part of
the programme ‘Lekhak Aaplya Bhetila’ under the ‘Vachu Anande Activity’ of
R.E.society. Mr. Achyut Godbole was interviewed by Prof. D.R.Walawalkar and Dr.
Nidhi Patwardhan ofGJC.
Acchyut Godbole , Prof. Walawalkar , Dr. Nidhee Patwardhan
While responding to the questions, Mr. AchyutGodbole unfolded peaks and troughs in his
life. He gratefully mentionedthat his
friend circle in IIT played very important role in his life. He explained how
our brain is a great mathematician. Also he told students to find happiness
from knowledge and to think differently from others.
Anande’ activity often arranges such programmesforstudents in order to connect
them with reading, to inspire them to write and to give them opportunity to
meet great writers or poets.The speciality of this programme was informal
atmosphere. Students gave great response to this programme and enjoyed it a
Chairman of R.E. society Adv.Vilas Patne, Principal
in-charge Dr. R.H. Kamble ,Vice- principal of Arts Dr. Chitra Goswami and
professors from different departments of the college were also present on the
Tilak’s Death Anniversary was observedin Gogate Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri on 1st August.The
programme took place in Radhabai Shetye Sabhagruh of the college. The chief
guest of this program was Mr. Rajendraprasad Masurkar, a well known editor and
translator of biographies who delivered aspeech on the biography of Lokmanya Tilak written by Dr. Dhananjay Keer
.Principal Dr. R.H. Kamble ,Vice Principal Dr.Chitra Goswami, and the convener
of the Function Committee. Dr. Shahu Madhale were other persons on the dais .
A part of
the programme was prize distribution.The students successful in“Ganit
Pradnya Shodh Pariksha”, conducted by Maths Department and the winners in the
elocution and essay writing competitions arranged by Marathi Department were
felicitated. ( -Padmaja
Day ' celebrated with publications & variety entertainment
usual, the Sanskrit Day was celebrated by the Sanskrit Departmenton 20th August 2016. The program
was organized in the presence of Mr. H.R. Vishwas as the chiefguest who observedthat by being an ancient and a profound
language, Sanskrit can also become a ‘Mother Tongue’.
On this occasion, Dr. R.H. Kamble, the
in-charge principal of the College guided the students saying , “Students
should learn more and more languages alongwith Sanskrit and also they should have knowledge of some other
languages asit is beneficialfor personalitydevelopment”.
Vice Principal of Arts faculty Dr. Chitra Goswami pointed out the correlation
of Hindi and Sanskrit and other languages. 'Sanskrit literature, especially the
Vedas and Upanishadas are the light-houses which guide us throughout our life'
, she added.
of the Sanskrit Department performed inmany events including songs, Kathak anddrama .The second issue of‘Girvankaumudi’, was published by the chief guest. The program was
anchored in Sanskrit by Prajakta Musale and Swarada Sapre ,students of
M.A.(-Dhanashree Patil )
Marathi Literary Association’ Stands First
Patriotic Group Song Competition
Association’ group was ranked first for group song ‘Bharata
SwantatryadayakMantra Vande Mataram’
presented in theannualPatriotic Group Song Competition held as a
part of Independence Day Celebrations. Overall 8 groups had participated in
this event from all over the college. The2nd prize went to ‘ NSS Vakratunda’, while the 3rd
onewas won by the group
‘Swarapaulkhuna’ . The first three award winning groups also got an opportunity
to perform their songs on the occasion of Independence Day.
Prasad Gulavani , a renowned classical vocalist and 'A' grade artist of All
India Radio, Ratnagiri had been the chief guest and the judge of this
competition who gave the contestants some valuable tips .“ While performing a
group song, there should be unity among all the performers of the group and we
should follow the lines as ‘ Mile Sur Mera Tumhara , Toh Sur Bane Hamara”,
advisedMr Gulavani. The singers were
accompanied by Mr. Raju Killekar andMr.
Pramod Pawar. The event was anchored by Vijay Sutar and Taiba Borkar , students
of FYBA.(- Shambhavi Patil )
inauguration ceremony of ‘Literary Association 2016-17 ’ was organized on 27th
July. Mr. Ajay Kandar , a well known Marathi poet from Sindhudurg district ,was
the chief guest .
Ajay Kander presented some of his famous poems like ‘ Baya Panyashich Boltat’.
He unfolded how a poem is brought to life and how it is connected with everyone’s
life. He also shared his experiences about his own books ‘Hatti Ilo’ and‘Aavanol ‘. He told the students that the success is not measured in terms of
awards you get butitdepends on how many people read what you
write . He also told that poetry teaches us to look at the world generously and
programme was anchored by Nivedita Koparkar, while the presidential address was
given by principal Dr. R.H.Kamble. Dr. Niddhe Patwardhan expressed vote of
thanks in the closing session.
Dr.Chitra Goswami, Convener of Literary Association Prof. Shivraj Gopale ,Prof.
Shraddha Rane and other Professors of different departments were present on
this occasio(- Sayli Mulye)
Dr. Karandikar compares Essay to Thesis
te Shodhnibandh’ workshop was organized in the college on Saturday 30th
July 2016. Dr. VidyadharKarandikar from
Sindhudurg districtwas the resource
person for the workshop.
introductory speech was delivered by Prof. Mrs.Athalye, HoD, Sanskrit Dept.
Then Dr. Karandikar, a dentist by profession but a literary artist and
researcher by vocation , explained the difference between an essay and a
thesis. “An essay is based on imagination, while a thesis is based on a
hypothesis. While an essay demonstrates emotional stability, thesis
demonstrates otherwise, as it is based on hypothesis. Research is based on
both, an essay and a thesis. Research has a long tradition from ancient times of
Kanad to modern times of Dr. Kalam.” he said .
workshop was also attended by Prof.Mrs. Pathak from Deorukh college along
withProf. Gopale, Prof. Abhyankar, and
many students of Gogate collegewith an
interest in research. (-
received the sad news of the sudden and untimely demise of Dr. Vidyadhar
Karandikar , thescholarly resource
person who had guided several GJC students over the last decade .He died of a
massive heart attack on Saturday, 1st October 2016.We all GJCians are deeply saddened by his
passing away and express our sincere condolences to his family.May his soul rest in peace.
Freshers have 'Principal's Address'
welcome and counseling programme popularly known as the 'Principal's Address'
was arranged on 13th July, 2016 for students of FYBA, at Radhabai
anchoring was done by Dr. Chitra Goswami, the Vice-Principal of Arts faculty.
Principle in-charge Dr. Ramesh Kamble welcomed the new studentsand explained various college activities and
infrastructure facilities .Dr. Goswami also explained all rules and regulations
of college including the dress code .
heads of various co-curricular and extra-curricular activitiesintroduced themselves and the activities
which are held by their respective department. Dr. Yasmin Aowte, the
Coordinator of Cultural Dept. informed thestudents about various activities and events of cultural department. NCC
Department head Prof. Arun Yadav also gave information about various camps
which are held by NCC department throughout the year. He also told the students
about the benefits of joiningNCC.
Sonali Kadam, head of NSS department informed students about various national
as well as regional camps which are held by NSS Department. Head of
Mountaineering Club, Prof. Shrivallabh Sathe informed students about various
activities of the department. Head of WDC, Dr. Kalpana Athalye explained
various facilities and opportunities for girl students of this college.
rankers of the last year were announced by the vice-principal, Dr. Chitra
Goswami. Bhargav Valanju secured 1st rank, Nihali Gadre stood 2nd
and Sayali Mulye stood 3rd.The programme gave a thorough idea of the college to the 300 + students
present in the auditorium.(-Nihali Gadre)
Two GJCians Declared Rastrapati Award in Scout-Guide.
Two students of Gogte Jogalekar College viz.
Padmaja Ambiye and Ankita Bandekar have been declared Rashtrapati Award in
Scout -Guide 2015 as per the lists of Rashtrapti Awards declared on 22nd
July 2016.The National scout-guide camp
was held in Pune on 23rd Nov 2015. This was the second session in
which 120 students from various states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya
The main motive of taking this camp was to
understand the whole backgroundof Scout
and Guide and bring Awareness about it. This exam consisted of written
papers,physical exercises, First Aid
and knots along with basic concept of Scout and Guide. The full camp was
organized by The NationalFoundation of
Scout and Guide.
The two students awardeesPadmaja Ambiye and Ankita Bandekar have
previously secured Rajya Puraskar given in Mumbai, by the honorable Governor
Mr. Rao. The Rastrapati Award will be given inthe next year in New Delhi.
NSS inaugurated enthusiastically
The NSS Unit ofthe College formally inaugurated its
activities for the year 2016-17 on 24th August 2016 .On this
occasion, tree plantation was done at Jawahar Ground by Principal in-charge
Dr.R.H.Kamble. The table programme of the inauguration took place in Radhabai
Shetye Auditorium in presence of about150
program commenced with the University song and the NSS song. NSS Programme
Officer Dr. Sonali Kadam explained the outline of the program and mentioned the
programmes and activities organised till date.
Dr. Kamble welcomed the new volunteers andguided themby stressing the
point that volunteers should earn their grace marks through committed social
service. He pointed out to the volunteers that they are the privileged few and
they have to help the less fortunate people . He congratulated all the volunteers
and wished them for their future.
Vice-principle of Arts Faculty, Dr.Chitra Goswamiand some ex-students of NSS shared their own experiences
ofNSS . Senior volunteers distributed
snacks and sweets to the freshers . By the end of the program was performed a
group song and a solo act by a new volunteer Prathmesh Kotkar
NSSProgramme OfficerProf. Gani and Prof. Gavade were present for
the programme .Volunteers Vijay Sutar and Taiba Borkar anchored the
program.( -Tejaswini Sawant )
7 GJCians clear SET
teachers on contractual basis clear their State Eligibility Test recently. They
are Mr. Avadhut Purohit (Physics) , Ms. Aadnya Shirgaonkar (Physics), Mr.Vijay
Gurav (Chemistry) , Ms. Pawar (Chemistry)
, Mr. Nitin Potdar (Biochemistry) , Mr. Pankaj Ghate ( History) and Mr. Nagale (Commerce). The
Principal and respective Heads and VPs have congratulated them on their