RTMNU’s 104th convocation on Dec 3; Sahil Dewani to get highest 20 medals

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Dec 2017 09:41:54


Principal Correspondent,

AICTE Chairman Dr Anil Sahastrabudhe to deliver convocation address

For the first time in the history of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), after medicine branch parted from it, a student will be receiving highest 20 medals in its convocation to be held on December 3 at 10 am at Suresh Bhat Auditorium, Reshimbag. Sahil Shyam Dewani, a student of G H Raisoni Law College will be honoured with 20 medals for securing highest marks in LLB (5 years). Students received more than 20 medals when medicine faculty was attached to the university. When medicine faculty got attached to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), no student received more than 18 medals.

The 104th convocation of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) will be held on December 3.
Dr Anil Sahastrabudhe, Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will be chief guest.
Durign the convocation, degrees for the year 2016 will be given to the students.
Two convocations were pending and RTMNU had decided to hold 104th and 105th convocations together.

But later it was said that holding two convocations was not convenient. Now the 105th convocation will be held in February 2018.
The University has decided to hold regular convocation every year in the month of September.

Addressing a press conference at Jal P Gimi hall of University Dr Pramod Yeole, Pro-Vice Chancellor said, “Nisha Devanand Khotele, a student of Dhote Bandhu Science College, Gondia has topped B.Sc examination. She will get 16 medals. Sheetal Kaushidas Wasnik another student from Law faculty stood third topper in university in all faculty. She will receive 14 medals for topping LLB (3 years). She is the student of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law (city branch), Nagpur.”

Dr Yeole pointed out, “769 Ph.Ds will be distributed. There are 57,259 degrees from all branches to be given. This time there will be four faculties instead of nine. Our degrees have been put on display on website. This way we have become the first university to put the degrees of students on website before the convocation.”
Puran Meshram, Registrar, Raju Hiwase, Finance and Accounts Officer, Dr Neeraj Khaty, Director of Evaluation and Examinations, Shyam Madhav Dhond and Pradip Biniwale were present.

Brief introduction of Dr Anil Sahastrabudhe

Dr Anil Sahastrabudhe was graduated from BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli under Karnataka University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a gold medalist.
Thereafter, he obtained a Masters and Doctorate from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Prior to joining College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP), Dr Sahastrabudhe was a member of faculty at IIT Guwahati for 11 years. He was also a lecturer at NERIST, Itanagar. He served as the director of College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) from 2005-2015.

Too much tarrif by NMC

Nagpur Municipal Corporation charged too much as a tariff from RTMNU. It charged Rs 3.20 lakh for the convocation.
Puran Meshram told mediapersons, “Initially we had given Rs 1.80 lakh for three slots. Later on NMC informed us that the amount that we paid was less. We then paid Rs 40,000 more. When we asked why so much amount was being charged? We were told that the programme comes under special category. We have taken three slots with Rs 75,000 per slot. Rs one lakh has been given as deposit amount.”