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Educator and Researcher who is Catalysing Growth, Synthesizing Careers

Dr Ravi Varala

Our future challenges in environmental, economical, and societal sustainability demand more efficient and benign scientific technologies for working with chemical processes and products. It demands the highest level of scientific creativity, insight and understanding from chemistry researchers towards achieving this goal. Meet Dr. Ravi Varala, Head of Chemistry Department and R&D Cell, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Basar Campus, Telangana, who has recently been honoured with Outstanding Scientist in Chemistry - 2017 Award by Venus International Research Foundation for his contribution, research excellence and accomplishments in the area of Chemistry.

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The educator who is nurturing the future of rural talent

Srinivas Gunda Professor

One of the biggest concerns of educators across India today, is making the present generation learners future-ready. Performance trends reveal that urban learners always secure better grades than their rural counterparts. It is not calibre that affects the performance of rural students, but the resources and opportunities available to them. It’s fair to say that being a role model teacher in a rural education setup is an enormous challenge. It takes patience, passion, resilience, and a lot of commitment. Meet Srinivas Gunda, Associate Professor and HoD of Commerce and Business Management department in NSV Degree College, Jagtial, Telangana; who is a positive, guiding light for his students, providing them hope and the tools they’ll need to succeed well beyond their graduation years. He has been recently honoured with Best Faculty in Rural Institution Award by Arunai International Research Foundation.

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Left home as teen, struggled to make ends meet and now an Award Winning Goan Mixologist

Devi Singh Bhati

Indian alcoholic beverages market is one of the fastest growing industries in the world with several yet to be explored segments. Today, more and more establishments are starting to offer a range of cocktails, from basic to a wide range, as there is certainly a demand to meet. Innovation and novelty are becoming a norm and Indian Mixologists are becoming more creative in all aspects of making cocktails.Meet Goa based Devi Singh Bhati, Bartender and Mixologist, who has recently been honoured with the INCA 2017 Best Mixologist of Goa award. His is a story of determination, courage, will and hard work, all to bring his life, that had gone astray, back on the path to success.

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The Award winning Celeb Physio who turns setbacks into comebacks

Dr Masooma Ladiwala Physiotherapist Mumbai

One would be amazed at the complexities of the many systems in our body that allow us to function in our daily lives; functions which we often take for granted. With our lifestyle becoming more demanding with increased stress levels and reduced physical activity, occurrence of injuries and conditions which affect movement and function of our body parts are on the rise. They say Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. Meet Mumbai based Award winning Celebrity Physiotherapist Dr. Masooma Ladiwala, who believes there is no better feeling than helping people to live normal, healthy and pain-free lives. From humble beginnings four years back to being a trusted physio for top bollywood celebrities today, this talented therapist has brought cheer in lives of many.

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Award winning VVIT Professor and Researcher creating innovators

Yaswanth Bhanu Murthy VVIT Guntur

Our lives and well-being depend upon our ability to invent a better future. If we want the young generation to respond to challenges with creativity and inventiveness, we must create the conditions in which innovation is not only possible but encouraged. Meet Dr. Yaswanth Bhanu Murthy, award winning professor of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) from Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology (VVIT), Guntur, who uses active learning techniques to engage students and encourage innovation and creativity. The result - his students have been making it to the finals of ISB TEP Design Challenge every year. He was recently honoured with EET-CRS Certificate of Excellence in Mumbai for his academic achievements.

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Award winning artist Swarna revives the golden tradition of Tanjore Art

Swarna Raja Kochi Tanjore Art Studio Bengaluru

Thanjavur (anglicised as Tanjore) painting is a peculiar, ancient, miniature type of painting that flourished in the Maratha court of Thanjavur around 1600 AD. The paintings have a high degree of difficulty not only in terms of the intricate detailing involved but also the patience and focus required. In an age where digital art and design are more prevalent, only a few of the artists practice this style of painting today. This art is fading away with time which is a concern. However, there is a silver lining. Meet Ms. Swarna Raja Kochi, award winning Tanjore artist, exponent and art teacher from Bengaluru, who has taken up the challenge to revive and bring new flavours in this traditional art not only to evolve the painting, but also to keep it relevant in today’s world.

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His research opens up new possibilities of application of biopolymer as bioemulsifier

Prasad_Andhare_Research_Microbiology_Microbial_Biopolymers

Over 99% of plastics are fossil fuel origin and their rapid increase has put tremendous pressure on the already limited non-renewable resources on earth. There is a worldwide concern regarding the development of biodegradable polymer materials as a remedy towards harmful effects caused by plastic waste on the environment. This provides researchers with a huge prospect of developing biopolymer-based functional ingredients to design improved or novel industrial applications. Meet Akola based Dr. Prasad Andhare, whose research opens up new possibilities of application of microbial biopolymers as emulsifier, thickener, viscosifier and stabilizer agent in various industries.

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Catalyst in transforming lives of rural engineering students

Dr Ravindra Gaikwad HoD PREC Department of Chemical Engineering Cover

A great teacher can make you enjoy a topic you don't particularly like, change and expand your perspective on what you already know. Faculty members who do the best they can and make sure students are always on their feet, and confront them if they aren't doing their best, are what make great students. Meet Dr. Ravindra Gaikwad, award winning Professor and Head of Dept. of Chemistry, Pravara Rural Engineering College (PREC), who is transforming his department and the lives of his students through his outstanding academic and research work.

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His mission is to bridge the Industry Academia gap

Mohit Kumar Singh Cover Photo

As our economy is growing, we are also witnessing the growth of education sector. However, the shortage of appropriately skilled labour across many industries is emerging as a significant and complex challenge to India's growth and future. What we have today is a growing skills gap reflecting an urgent need that Indian Industries and Academia come together and address some of the underlying challenges. The good news is there are academicians who have taken up this challenge and are relentless in their pursuit to bridge this gap. Meet Mohit Kumar Singh, Asst. Professor in ECE department at Rameshwar Dayal Engineering College (RDEC) Ghaziabad, who has been recently honoured with Skill Development Initiative Award at the Confederation of Education Excellence (CEE) Awards 2017 in recognition of his initiatives taken for the skill development of faculties and students.

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