Innovation, knowledge, ethos will make  India a strong economy: Fadnavis

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Oct 2018 15:40:28


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Second graduation ceremony of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management held

“Innovation, knowledge and ethos will be the foundation for making India a developed economy in the era of 4th Industrial Revolution,” said Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister. He was speaking at the 2nd Graduation Ceremony of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM) at the College Campus on Sunday.

Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu presided over the ceremony. Dr S P Kane, Vice-Chancellor, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), and Dr N Vedachalam, Senior Scientist, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Academic Advisor, RCOEM, were the guests of honour on this occasion.

Quoting a research, Fadnavis said, “We are living in an era in which artificial intelligence is a fact of life. We are experiencing the fourth Industrial Revolution. In next 10 years, India may loose 23 crore jobs due to it. But, at the same time, artificial intelligence will give 25 crore new jobs.” Underlining the need for bracing up for such fast-paced changes, he said that the world was competing with machines programmed for more accuracy. 

In the 21st Century, Fadnavis said, instead of Money, Data will be the capital. In such an era, Indians can lead the fourth Industrial Revolution and beat the machines with proper knowledge and skill. Stressing upon the need for indigenous innovation and credibility in work, he advised the students to involve themselves in activities of technical importance, information connectivity, and use of such technologies to provide solutions to prevailing societal problems.

The Chief Minister showered praise upon RCOEM for imparting value-based education and carefully nurturing the atmosphere of character building for last three decades. He said that the certificate the students were getting in the ceremony was just a milestone in their life. “Now, you all will face challenges regularly in your life,” he added.

India is one of the youngest countries in the world. It has 50 per cent population is below 25 years of age. “The youth should convert this situation into demographic dividend for India and contribute actively to development of the country,” Fadnavis appealed to the students.

The Chief Minister conferred upon the medals to meritorious students of 2016-17 and 2017-18 batches during the ceremony. In all, 2,621 students of BE, MTech, MBA, and MCA batches for the years 2016-17 and 2017-18 got their degrees in the ceremony. The coveted Ramdeobaba Medal for Excellence in Academics was awarded to Jayneeta Sinha of Computer Science and Engineering (2016-17), and Shrutika Patel of Electrical Engineering (2017-18). At the outset Dr R S Pande, Principal, RCOEM delivered welcome address.

Satyanarayan Nuwal, Vice-Chairman of RCOEM; Adv Chandrakant Thacker, Vice-Chairman; Govindlal Agrawal, General Secretary, RCOEM; Dr R S Pande, Principal; Gulabrao Thakre, Joint Director (Technical Education); Prof Dileep Malkhede, AICTE Advisor; Dr Pramod Yeole, Pro Vice-Chancellor, RTMNU; Dr Sanjay Bodkhe, Dean (Academics), RCOEM; Dr Narkhade, Registrar; and Dr Abhijeet Agashe, Controller of Examination, RCOEM also shared the dais.

Shyamsundar Rathi, Ashokkumar Pacheriwala, Kailashchandra Agrawal; Rajendra Purohit, Dipen Agrawal, Padmesh Gupta, Sanjay Agrawal, Bhagwandas Daga, Dr S D Mohagaonkar; Dr Srinivasa Varakhedi, Vice-Chancellor, Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek; Dr Mohan Khedkar, former Vice-Chancellor, Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University; Dr Pramod Padole, Director, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology; Dr R M Patrikar; Dr Dilip Peshwe; Sahshikant Choudhary; Dr Kalpana Pande, Prof Niranjan Deshkar; members of Board of Management, members of Academic Council, members of various Boards of Studies, industry delegates, expert academicians, faculty members and staff were present during the glittering ceremony.


Students should remember their duties towards nation building: Purohit

“In the era of fast changing technology, every individual should remember his or her duties towards nation building like ‘Bharat Ratna’ Dr A P J Abdul Kalam who served the nation without any selfish interest,” said Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu, during his address to the students.

Purohit, who is also the Chairman, Board of Management of RCOEM, shared three success mantras -- fight against injustice, live simple, be bold and honest -- with graduates during the ceremony. He said, “Every student of RCOEM should follow the path shown by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam with his work and thoughts.” He shared some of his own life experiences with students. He talked about changing technology and how it was essential for development of India.

“RCOEM has earned national recognition with value-based education and transparency in functioning. It is a matter of great pride for every one,” said Purohit. He advised the graduates to work towards making India ‘Vishwa Guru’, and administered the oath of integrity, brotherhood and patriotism to the graduates.


Team work, ability to communicate is need of the hour: Dr Vedachalam

“Team work and ability to communicate is the need of the hour. Every engineer should work within this frame for development of nation,” said Dr N Vedachalam, Senior Scientist, ISRO.

ISRO is the parent organisation for all Indian space missions and every employee of the organisation is committed to his or her work with the objective of building a stronger nation, said Dr Vedachalam. “ISRO requires young engineers who can face any challenge for space missions. You all have acquired knowledge and skills. While knowledge is what you have learnt and know, skills are your equipment to face challenges, act creatively and innovate in career,” he added.

Dr Vedachalam congratulated all graduates for their success and wished them a bright future. He also appreciated RCOEM faculties, administrators, parents of students for enabling the students to accomplish their under and post-graduate degrees.

It’s a dream come true  moment for Jayneeta

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“Getting the prestigious Ramdeobaba Medal is a dream that has come true for me,” said Jayneeta Sinha, who received the coveted medal for the year 2016-17 at the hands of Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, during the 2nd Graduation Ceremony of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM) on Sunday.

Jayneeta, a student of Computer Science and Engineering, also bagged a gold medal for scoring the highest 9.89 CGPA. Obviously, she was all smiles on Sunday. Her father Jayesh Kumar Sinha is a Civil Engineer in Central Railway and mother Sunita Sinha is a home-maker.

Talking to ‘The Hitavada’, Jayneeta said that she believed that regular study for two hours helped her score well in the examination. She attributed the credit of her success to her parents who always encouraged her to perform well while facing any challenge.

Jayneeta, a former student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kamptee, represented her school in National Skating Competitions many times. She is currently working with a software company and wants to go for higher studies.

Attention in class, time mgmt helped Shrutika score well 

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Shrutika Patel was very happy on Sunday. For, she had received the coveted Ramdeobaba Medal for the year 2017-18 at the hands of Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, during second graduation ceremony of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM).

Talking to ‘The Hitavada’, Shrutika said that proper attention in class and time management were the keys to scoring good marks in examination. A student of Electrical Engineering branch, Shrutika scored 9.91 CGPA to bag the gold medal. She was formerly Secretary of National Service Scheme (NSS). She managed her time for study and other activities. It helped her excel in academics.

Shrutika thanked her teachers and faculty members who supported her every time and cleared her doubts. Her father Manoj Patel is a businessman and mother Anjali Patel is a home-maker. She scored 10 CGPA in Class 10 and 92.6 per cent marks in Class 12. She is working with Shapoorji Pallonji Group in Delhi as Graduate Engineering Trainee.