Sunday, 26 January 2014

"The GJCians" Vol II: Issue IV

MU Declares Dr. A.S. Kulkarni the Best Teacher and Registrar M.B.Kamble as Best Employee

Two GJCians namely Dr. A.S.Kulkarni, Head, Department of Zoology and Registrar M.B.Kamble have been awarded by the University of Mumbai for their dedicated service. Dr. A. S. Kulkarni has been declared as the best teacher of the academic year 2013-14. Dr. Kulkarni's 32 years of dedicated service, his contribution to research activities through many major and minor research projects and through his guidance to PhD students registered under his guideship was taken into consideration while declaring this award to him.  Another GJCian, Mr. M.B.Kamble, the registrar of our college who has served the college for 29 years so far has been also awarded by the University as the best employee. His good conduct, and leadership qualities have contributed a lot to the excellent administration of the college. Not only to college, but Mr. Kamble has contributed to a large extent to District Sainik Welfare Office's 'Dhwaj Sankalan Funds' also.  His experience of work, commitment towards his work as well as towards society won him the title 'The Best Employee' of amongst all the administrative staff of the colleges affiliated to Mumbai University.  Dr. Kulkarni and Mr. Kamble will be awarded with these titles on 26th January at Mumbai University.  Congratulations to both of them. 

Geet Kalsulkar of SYBSc Wins First Prize in Avishkar Research Convention
Geet Kalsulkar, student of SYBSc has bagged the first prize in final round of Avishkar State Level Research Convention. 'Avishkar' is a research convention initiated by the Governor of Maharashtra and the Chancellor of the Universities in the state of Maharashtra with the objective to motivate students and teachers to take up research activities. The Competition takes place in three rounds, the first at district level, then at university level and finally at state level. Geet made research on 'Generation of DC Electricity from Ceiling Fans' in Pure Sciences Category. His project cleared both district and university level rounds and was further shortlisted for the final level.  Geet had a tough completion in the final as he had to compete with the best projects selected in all the universities of Maharashtra. However Geet's hardwork, deep study of the topic, innovative ideas, usefulness of the research and effective presentation won him the first position amongst all.  Hearty Congratulations!!!

NAAC Peer Team to Visit GJC from January 30 to February 01

The peer team of the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), Banglore, will visit our college from January 30 to February 01 for our college's third cycle of accreditation. They will visit all the departments of the college, interact with students, alumni, parents, staff and management and finally submit their report to their head office. This report will be a kind of their evaluation of the work performance of the college in the last five years which will be given certain marks and grade  The present grade of our college is 'A'.
The hounourable members of the peer team are Dr.Joseph Dorairaj, Incharge Vice Chancellor and Dean of English Department , Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University) Dindigul,Tamilnadu, Professor K. Raveesha, Department of Botany and Microbiology Dnyan-Gangotri Mysore University, Mysore, Karnataka and Dr.Deepali Singhi, principal , J.D Birla Institute of Management, Calcatta, West Bengal. These members are renowned teachers and researchers in their respective fields and have an experience of assessment of a number of colleges across the country.
All the staff and students of the college are working enthusiastically for giving their best before the peer team. 

GJC Bags 'Kalashri' Championship in Bharati Kala Mahotsav

Bharati University, Pune organizes Bharati Kala Mahotsav every year. This festival of arts includes competitions of many art forms such as music, dancing, drama and fine arts.  The participants have to perform in a team and present the fusion of all these forms that deals with a certain theme. This year the festival took place in Karad. 60 colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai and Bharati University participated in the festival and presented their performances on the theme, '100 years of Indian Cinema'.
The team of 25 GJCians performed art forms like solo singing, group singing, folk dance and skit. GJCian Abhishek Bhalekar won the first rank in light vocal singing, while the skit performed by Prathamesh Shivalkar, Sagar Chavan, Shivam Ambulkar, Manoj Bhise, Pradnya Chavande and Sneha Ayare too grabbed the first position. The skit was written and directed by Prathamesh Shivalkar. Sagar Chavan, Pradnya Chavande, Manoj Bhise, Sayali Sawant, Sneha Ayare, Gaurav Bandabe, Shivam Ambulkar, Bhagyeshri Shinde and Swanand Desai performed a folk dance that bagged the second prize. Pradnya Chavande and Tejashri Pilankar directed the dance.   Prathamesh Shivalkar won the best director award and Pradnya Chavande was awarded as the best dancer. The outstanding performance of these GJCians in all the art forms left no option for the juries other than awarding GJC the overall Championship 'Kalashri'.  Nishant Lingayat and Ganesh Ghanekar too laid major contribution as music directors, while Haresh Kelkar worked as music arranger. Prof. Sanil Sawale and Prof. Anand Ambekar worked as team managers.
          The participants were congratulated by Prin. Dr. Subhash Deo, Dr. Atul Pitre, Vice Principal (Arts) and Prof. Uday Bodas, coordinator of Cultural Department.

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