GJCians interact with Ramdas Phutane,
the well-known Marathi Poet and Film Maker
The students of our college had the opportunity of an open informal interaction with the well-known Marathi poet Shri Ramdas Phutane on 17th January 2014. The Literary Association of the college had organized the talk in the Radhabai Shetye Auditorium. The writer well known for his socio-political satires 'Vatratika' and 'Phodani', talked to the students very informally. In his speech he emphasized the importance of reading and urged the students to read the biographies and autobiographies of great people. He said, " In today's world of Television and Internet lot of things can distract young minds from the proper track, but youth can shape up their lives only by reading books that inculcate morals and values." He advised the students to be motivated towards their aims and goals in life and to never get frustrated because of the failure they may face in life. "We have to experience failures sometimes and should take them quite positively. We cannot always learn things from the failures of others but our own experience, our own failures teach us important lessons", said Mr. Phutane. The guidance given by Mr. Phutane, unlike the preachy guidance of most of the speakers, was in such a friendly language and style along with the recitation of his appropriate satires, that it was welcome and fully enjoyed by all the students. Mr. Phutane's amiable, good-humoured nature comforted the students to ask him their questions very frankly. Mr. Phutane too answered all their questions satisfactorily. This interactive programme took place for more than two hours and was attended and enjoyed by Prin. Dr. Subhash Deo, Prof. Shraddha Rane, Convener, Literary Association and many other teachers and students of the college. The programme was anchored by Prof. Dattatray Walawalkar and the vote of thanks was given by Prof. Nidhee Patwardhan.Ms Farha Vanu Awarded in the Annual
Convocation of Mumbai University
Ms. Farha Vanu, the last year student and presently the faculty member of Mathematics Department of our College was felicitated in Mumbai University's annual convocation ceremony which took place on 12th January 2014 in the Vidyanagari Campus of the University. Ms. Vanu had stood topper in all the subjects of MSc Examination conducted by the University of Mumbai in March 2013, scoring 90% marks in MSc Mathematics. She also bagged the Prof. (Dr.) Arjan Shobharaj Mirchandaney Gold Medal and the Swantryaveer Sawarkar Memorial Gold Medal for her glorious success. The two medals along with the certificate of appreciation were awarded to her on the occasion of convocation by the chief guest Dr. A. N. Rai, Director , National Assessment and Accreditation Council (Banglore). Dr. Rajan Welukar, Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, other dignitaries and teachers of the university and the successful students were present for the function.
Dr. Deo visits Vidyasagar College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore as a NAAC Assessor
Dr. Subhash Deo, Principal of our College, is presently on his visit to Vidyasagar College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, as an assessor member of the peer team of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council ( NAAC), Banglore. He will be there for three days form January 9 to 11. He will also visit Tirupati College of Arts, Science and Commerce of the Tirupati Trust, Tirupati on 27th and 28th of February.
As a NAAC assessor since 2000, Dr. Deo has assessed 70 colleges in states like Punjab, Haryana, Gujrat,Karnatak, Orisa, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh and Zarkhand. He has also provided valuable guidance about the process of accreditation to number of colleges in Maharashtra.
Second and Forth Semester Class Tests to Commence on January 13
As a part of the internal evaluation system of the University of Mumbai, our college is going to conduct the class tests of Second and Fourth Semesters of Arts, Commerce and Science during 13th to 21st January. The time-table of these tests has been displayed on the students' notice boards of the college. Vice Principals of all the three faculties have made an urge to the students to appear to the tests without fail.