Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The GJCians 2014-15 Volume I / Issue I

Dear GJCians,

We, the students of Mass Communication, are very glad to bring you the first issue of The GJCians, a fortnightly newsletter that mirrors our active and colorful college life.
This is the first issue of this newsletter, published on 5th July 2014. Every day and every week you, as the college students, participate in a variety of activities; you learn, you serve, and you compete and succeed. The news of all such major acts and deeds of the GJCians - the students and teachers of GJC - would be covered for you in this wall paper. Besides news, the pages will also contain interviews, articles, success stories and other interesting things.
Thanks to our principal, Dr. Subhash Dev, for the ample space provided. The wall paper will be displayed at various locations such as Students’ Notice Board, Library, Ladies Hostel and the Ladies Room. It will also be uploaded on the website of our college and our blog (http://thegjcians.blogspot.in/) in due course. So friends, please keep on reading The GJCians wherever you can. And moreover, give us the opportunity to cover your own activities and success stories as true GJCians.
You may send your details for publication or register your feedback by email to gjcians@rediffmail.com or can see us personally.
                                                                                     Truly yours,
Sana Naik,
                                                                                                                             Himani Kotre,
Shruti Salvi.

Principal Dr. Subhash Deo honoured with
 Lifetime Achievement Award

Gurukul Pratishthan ,Pune has declared the life time achievement award—Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar- to Dr. Subhash Deo,  the Principal of our college , the most famous college of the Konkan region.In the letter of intent, the Pratishtan has praised him as a rare kind of  person who has devoted his whole life to the cause of educational development of the Konkan region.
          Principal Deo, a past student of this college itself,  joined in 1979 as a Professor of Commerce.  In 1993, he became the V.P. of the Commerce faculty.  From 1995 he took the charge as the Principal of this renowned college. In last two decades he worked on various bodies of the University of Mumbai in various important capacities. He had also been the Director of Examinations of the university last year. 
           Dr. Deo had also the opportunity to work as a NAAC assessor and under his leadership our college has been declared as an ‘A’ grade college for the 3rd time by the NAAC Committee.
          He has also made significant contribution to the social and educational development through innumerable programmes and activities and established cordial relations with various institutions. No wonder, the Gurukul Pratishtan thought him worthy of this award .
           Hearty Congrats to Dr. Deo Sir!

4 GJCians Clear  SET with Flying Colours
15 June 2014

Prof. Rodge, Prof. Karmarkar, Prof. Sathe and Miss Abhyankar

3 of our phenomenal professors & one of our students have achieved success by clearing their SET exams for the year 2013-2014.
           Professor Ambadas Ramchandra Rodge of Zoology department achieved the brilliant score of 72.50%. He also succeeded in passing NET & GATE exams.Miss Megha Vasant Karmarkar from IT department passed her SET exam with 61.71% in Computer Application.Mr. Shreevallabh Sathe of Geography department succeeded his SET exam with 66.29. Suvarna Abhyankar became the first student of M.A- English to crack the SET exams in the history of our college while still being a student. She achieved the score of 72.57%. The year 2014 has had a marvelous beginning with this successful bang.

Suvarna Abhyankar Cracks SET in  First Attempt

In the history of our college it happened for the first time that an M.A (English) student has cleared the State Eligibility Test to become a senior college lecturer  in her very first attempt, even before getting her MA degree !

Miss Shruti Salvi interviews Suvarna on her bright success!

Shruti: In the history of our college, no one has passed SET exams while still completing his / her post- graduation. How do you feel by achieving this glorious success?                                                 
Suvarna: I am very happy. It was a really a  pleasant experience.
Shruti: In the 10th you scored 91% and yet you chose arts and completed your further education? What’s the specific reason behind it?

Suvarna: I deliberately chose Arts Faculty because from the very beginning I was interested in languages And my decision did not prove wrong. I passed my BA( English ) with flying colours.

Shruti: How did you prepare for your SET exam and managed the time and the study pattern?

Suvarna:  Actually this was my first experience and I was not fully prepared for it, as many candidates are, but even then I read in depth about English Literatures  such as Indian and American literature as well as  criticism. The habit of reading itself is very useful.

Shruti: What is the specific nature of SET exam and how is its marking system?
Suvarna: There are 3 papers for SET; you can appear for the subject of your post-graduation – as I did in English. 1st paper is of Teaching and Research Aptitude for 100marks. 2nd paper is of 100 marks and 3rd paper is of 150 marks- both in  the respective subject chosen by you. It is an exam of objective type questions of total 350 marks.
Shruti: What is your aim in life and what are your future plans?
Suvarna: Of course  I want to be a lecturer as teaching is my passion.
 Shruti: What are you doing currently?
 Suvarna: I am undergoing a training at the All India Radio Station. There were auditions conducted for the post of an announcer and I was selected .Presently,  I am also taking the ‘Vaani’ ( voice culture) course.
 Shruti: Through this whole journey, who was your inspiration?
Suvarna: My parents and my teachers. I got good teachers in life.
Shruti: What message would you like to give for the students preparing for the SET?
Suvarna: I think we should start studying sincerely from the very beginning i.e. from First Year itself. We shouldn’t start at the 11th hour or after our post-graduation. Also we should cultivate the habit of reading extra material from the very beginning.
Shruti: Anything else that you’d like to share with us? We’ll surely love to know!
Suvarna: It was an honor to come here. I thank you that you gave me this good opportunity.
Shruti: Thank you so much, Suvarna. Your example will prove a great motivation for us.

Sanskrit Department Observes Kalidas Day
 28TH JUNE 2014
          The Literary Association and the Sanskrit Department of College observed the ‘Kalidas Day’ on 28TH June.

      The first day of the month Aashaadh is celebrated as Kalidas Din all over the country.  The Sanskrit Department of our college too observes the day every year in some unique and innovative manner.  The department gives its PG students an opportunity to build up their confidence by overcoming the stage fright. As a part of this tradition an M.A. student of the dept is invited every year to deliver a lecture on some topic related to the Sanskrit studies. This year, Dr. Swapnali Parwadi, was invited to share her thoughts on ‘Ritusanhar’ of Kalidas.

The Programme was arranged in the Radhabai Shetye Sabhagraha.  Vaidehi Chitale and Chaitali Harshe, students of SYBA, recited shloks in the praise of Kavi Kalidas to make a wonderful beginning of the programme. Prof. Jayant Abhyankar gave the introductory speech and then called upon Dr. Swapnali Parwadi to deliver her lecture. Dr. Parwadi in a very eloquent style compared and explained to the audience the similarities between Kalidas’ ‘Ritusanhar’ and Vaghbhatta’s, `Ashtanga sangraha’.
          Dr. Atul Pitre, the Vice Principal of Arts Faculty, chaired the programme. The wall-magazine of the department viz. ‘Geervankaumudi’ was also released on the occasion by Dr. Pitre.   The programme was anchored by Vedavati Masurakar, an SYBA student. The vote of thanks was delivered by Abhyankar Sir. The function ended with the ‘Shantimantra’ recited by Kiran Joshi.

At the left - Kiran Joshi, Shubham Gandhi, Chaitali Harshe
At the right - Chetna Ghate, Vaidehi Chitale and Vedavati Masurakar
 with the wall magazine “Geervankaumudi”.

Students of GJC Attend ‘Shibir Chalak Prashikshan'

 8 of our Gogate Jogalekar College students actively participated in a ‘Sanskrit Shibir Chalak Prashikshan Workshop’ at Wagle High School, Fonda in Goa. The workshop dated from 11th to 21stmay 2014. This workshop was headed by Mrs. Sunita Phadnis.

GJCians attend “NSS Chhawani Camp”
10 volunteers from Gogate Jogalekar College attended the “Residential Chhawani Camp” of NSS Students organized in Thane district in the first week of May 2014.The batch of volunteers was headed by Neha Shewade.
Volunteers were given special training for personal skills improvements. They learned soft skills and skills of working in rural areas for better living. The participants enjoyed the experience of working together in teams. On the last day of the camp all the volunteers were awarded with certificates.
Two young teachers participate in
ICSSR’s Capacity Building Workshop, Goa
          Two of our GJC lecturers, Mr. Sachin Sangare (Sociology Dept) and Miss Madhura Athavale (English Dept) participated in the  two week ‘ Capacity Building Workshop' organized by the Indian Council of Social Science Research in collaboration with Govt. College Quepem, Govt. of Goa  from 2nd June - 13th June, 2014. 35 lecturers from Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka participated in the workshop.
           The workshop aimed at giving thorough knowledge to novice researchers about the key concepts in research methodology and motivating them to take up various research activities in their career. It included many interesting and interactive sessions on the topics such as research design and structure, writing research proposal, research papers and research articles, ethics in academic writing, hypothesis building, observation and sampling techniques and the use of software like SPSS and R for statistical analysis.  All these sessions were conducted by eminent resource persons such as Dr. Anil Sutar, Dr.Vivek Patkar, Dr. Vivek Balekar, Dr. Shailaja Sardesai, Dr. Mrudul Nile, Dr. Ganesh Somayaji, Dr.Satish Kumar, Dr.Neelkantu Bankar and Dr. Shrinath Jayanti.
GJC Observes Shahu Maharaj Smritidin
26th June 2014
        "Shahu Maharaj was a person concerned about the sorrows of his poor subjects. He opened the doors of free education to all the girls in Kolhapur. The present leaders should take an example of Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj, as he is the ideal figure for the society. Great stars like him belong to all and no community should imprison them in narrow domestic walls ", said  Mr. Prakash Deshpande, the chief guest and speaker of Ch.Shahu Maharaj Memorial Function held in the college on June 26.  
     The programme was chaired by Dr. Kishor Sukhatankar, the Principal in charge. Also Dr. Atul Pitre, Vice Principal of Arts Faculty and Prof. Dr. R.H. Kamble, the convener of Function Committee, were present on the dais.
      The entire programme was anchored by Dr. R.H.Kamble. Prof. Gopale introduced the Chief Guest Mr. Deshpande and the vote of thanks was given by Prof. Ukarande.

Akshay Pilankar’s dynamic Interview on Akashvani
28 June, 2014
                Akshay Pilankar, a student of SYBA, was interviewed at Akashvani, Ratnagiri on 18th June, 2014. The show was broadcast on 27th June, 2014 at 6.30 pm.
                 Purnima Sathe interviewed him on the show “YUVAVANI-MAZI GAANI, MAZYA GAPPA”. Creating Ganesha’s idols is Akshay’s family business. He is very fond of clay art and he has won a consolation prize in clay art competition along with a Bronze medal in Installation competition, at the university level. His father has also achieved a National Award for clay art.
                Akshay wants to prove himself best in their business. We GJCians congratulate him on his success and wish him all the very best for his future.

GJC Walk to Mark International Anti-Drug Abuse Day
 27th June, 2014

            The GJCians participated in a walkathon in Ratnagiri on Thursday, 26th June, 2014, to raise public awareness about the drug abuse.
          The United Nations General Assembly in 1957 decided to observe June 26 as the International day against drug abuse and  for co-operation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. As part of this, Maharashtra Naval Unit of NCC, Ratnagiri organizes the campaign every year. This year too, it was organized on the GJC campus under the guidance of commanding officer commander S.D.Singh and some selected naval cadets.
               The inauguration of this rally was done by the hands of the commanding officer S.D.Singh . The rally was taken out from Gogate Jogalekar College to Civil Hospital, GGPS high school and it ended at Law College.
   Cadets Mandar Gorivale, Rahul Pawar , Akshay Mayekar , Akshay Devrukhkar , Sanket Ramane and Shubham Lalikar participated in this rally. Chief P.T. officer B.P.Keshari, P.T. officer Sachin Raturi, Sushil Kumar, building writer Sanjay Kumar also participated.

The Principal Addresses to New Entrants

As goes one of the best practices of the college ,all the First Year students of all the streams like Arts, Science and Commerce were addressed by the Principal,  and administrative and other vice principals on the first three days of July.

In this college, it is practice of decades that after the admission process is over and the classes start, the new entrants are addressed by the Principal , respective vice principal and the conveners of major co-curricular and extra-curricular activities  to introduce them to the functioning of the college and let them learn about the various opportunities and support schemes they can benefit from.

Following the practice , the newly admitted 1000 plus  students of FYBA, FYBCom and FYBSc were addressed by Prin. Dr. Subhash Deo, Dr. Kishor Sukhtankar(Vp –Administration), Dr.Atul Pitre ( VP-Arts) , Dr. M.R.Sakhalkar( VP- Commerce) and Mr. Rajeev Sapre( VP-Science).

Dr. Chitra Goswami and Mr. V.M. Athalye (NSS) , Dr..Milind  Gore ,  Mrs. Seema Kadam and Mr. Sardesai ( NCC)  ,Mr. Kiran Dhandore( Librarian ), Mr.Anand Ambekar (Cultural)  and Mr. D.s. Kamble ( Life Long Education ) introduced their respective departments and activites and schemes to the students.

We Will Select Our Teacher
"The Salary of a teacher should be based on how many students’ voluntarily attend his lecture".
-Adam Smith
Of course this is quite funny, eccentric, unrealistic, exaggerating and unacceptable statement, but it is thought provoking too. In India, feeding the employees with fat salaries and packages without the proper assessment of performance is quite common, most dominantly in the educational field. Students don't attend the lectures regularly, not only because they are irresponsible, but also because it is of no use. The teacher must be so skilled, versatile, student friendly, knowledgeable, warm and active, that maximum number of students should themselves get hungry for lectures and should be delighted by the same. Then the question of compulsion and hatred among the students for study and education won't even arise. We can get favorable feedback only when the system is worthy of it. Consumer must have the right to reject the product.
An ideal method of the appointment of teachers is student's voting.  All the applicants will deliver a lecture each on the given topic and the students will vote to whom they like most. Applicant getting majority of votes will be appointed as a teacher. Then making the attendance compulsory will not be a problem.

Let us hope for such reforms!
                                                      Harshad Tulpule , SYBA

Deepali Gothankar sets an example of honesty
          One of our GJCians, Deepali Gothankar, studying in TYBA performed a noble deed. During the admission period, she found cash of Rs.400 in the college premises and very sincerely she submitted it to the Vice Principal of Arts faculty. As the respective owner was not found, the money was then transferred to office and then it was used to pay the fees of  one of  our needy students.
             We salute her for her honesty which we find very rarely now-a day. Through this incident we can say, that there is still enough honesty in the world, and especially among the GJCians.

Sana Naik,   Himani Kotre,   Shruti Salvi,
Omshree Gavankar,   Renuka Joshi, Prashant Lingayat,
Chetna Ghate, Vedavati Masurakar, Swati More, Taisin Hujre,
Diksha Dhabhade, Shubham Jadhav, Prachi Joshi, Pranali Zade,
Omkar Borkar, Chaitali Harshe, Zaiba and group

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