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Young pharmacy educator shines with his focus on research

Nirav Soni Pharmacy Educator cover

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. As a medical discipline closely related to human life, research and development in this field is of paramount importance. Many educators in India are contributing significantly towards advancement of this science, overcoming the challenges and constraints in-spite of limited availability of resources. Meet Nirav Soni, working as Asst Professor in A-One Pharmacy College, Anasan, Ahmedabad, who in just couple of years in his teaching career, has already bagged multiple awards for his research efforts and innovative teaching-learning methodologies.

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Pursuing passion, discovering the artist within

Tejashree Creations Exhibition Student Artist

Tejashree Creations, the art venture of Pune based artist Tejashree Khanvilkar, is coming up with its fifth exhibition to celebrate the creative achievements of her talented students. An engineering teacher turned full-time artist, Tejashree believes that when students exhibit their own art, they learn concepts and skills that are important for a comprehensive understanding of art and aesthetics. All her students showcasing their work in this exhibition come from non-artistic background and are homemakers, college going students, entrepreneurs or professionals working in education, healthcare and IT sectors. Meet Nikita Fadia, Pradnya Jadhav, Roopali Sonawane, Kshitija Gandhi and Shreya Chordia, the talented artists and students of Tejashree Creations who will be showcasing their fabulous artwork.

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She quit teaching engineering to become artist, is more alive doing painting than anything else

Tejashree Khanvilkar - Tejashree Creations - Cover 3

She can see her finished painting before she starts the first stroke. Being self-taught gives her no boundaries on what is right or wrong. Infact, she thinks there isn't any right or wrong in art. Using her personal experiences and surroundings as inspirations and with her strong creative instincts, she paints for the challenge and sheer joy of being able to express herself in a visual form. A young Engineering Professor who left her career to follow her passion, she challenged the stereotypical mind-set of her peers by organizing her own exhibitions to establish herself in the industry. Meet Pune based Tejashree Khanvilkar, founder of Tejashree Creations, a well known artist and a respected art teacher, who takes her students on a tour of self realization to find the artist in themselves.

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Nazima Arif honoured as Best Freelance Makeup Artist in Bengaluru for third year in a row

Nazima Arif - Studio Nazima - Best Freelance Makeup Artist Awards

Wedding is one of the most important events in a woman's life and looking best on that special day is the wish of every woman. It is said that when you love yourself, you look more beautiful. These days, anyone with a sense of style has myriad of options to pick from. However, you cannot really complete an ensemble without the perfect makeover! Makeup and Makeover artists play an important role as they enhance the bride's beauty and complement her wardrobe. Meet Makeup artist and Makeover specialist Nazima Arif, founder of Studio Nazima, who has been honoured with the The Best Freelance Makeup artist in Bengaluru award for the third year in a row at the recently concluded India Business Awards 2017.

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His research gives glimpse of ecological landscape that existed 300 million years ago

Dr Daramsothu Seetharam Palynologist Palaeobotanist

One of the most useful extant remains of a plant that can survive for millions of years under favourable conditions is its pollen or spores. The study of these particles, called Palynology, gives clues to the life, environment, and energetic conditions that produced them. Meet Dr. Daramsothu Seetharam, a Palynologist, Palaeobotanist and a UGC - RGNF Senior Research Fellow at Osmania University, Hyderabad, who's research in this field has provided fascinating insights ranging from Telangana region's geological evolution to how allergies and asthma get developed in residents of certain regions.

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He unboxes a child’s potential with his Box of Science

Parag Gore Education Venture Box Of Science Activity Based Learning Pune

Most of us agree with the notion that Education System in India needs a revolution of sorts and not just reforms. The current system of book-based and theory-oriented teaching ought to be modified to make the students learn by practice and experience that will enable cognitive growth and development. While a majority of us only keep harping about it, there are few who have taken it upon themselves to change the current learning models. Meet Pune based Parag Gore, who, through the unique DIY kits produced by his edu venture Box of Science, is transforming the way science is experienced by the students and taught by teachers. With over 50,000 students benefitting from his Activity Based Learning models in the last 5 years, Parag feels his journey has only begun.

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Physics is his passion, Community Service his mission

Niket Shastri SCET NSS Program Officer

National Service Scheme (NSS), under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969 with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll across India. Meet Niket Shastri, Sr. Assistant Professor of Physics who has been actively spearheading the NSS efforts at Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology (SCET), Surat, as a Program Officer. His team of NSS Volunteers have the unique distinction of winning the Best Volunteers award for last three years in a row from Gujarat Technological University (GTU) and also the Best NSS Unit award for 2014-15. Recognizing his outstanding contribution and innovation in social and cultural activities, Niket has been honoured with Pedogogical Innovation Award (2017) and Best NSS Program Officer (2016) by GTU.

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Fab year for AIT cricket team – 5 trophies, 32 consecutive wins and a new record

AIT Cricket Team with AIT Faculty

The 2016-17 season was truly one of the best for AIT Cricket Team as they were invincible throughout the tournaments they participated in, playing 32 matches and winning them all! It is a record of sorts in AIT. Winners of five major inter-collegiate tournaments of Pune - MIT Summit'16 of MIT, Cricket Districts 2016-17, Zest'17 of CoEP, PACE'17 of AIT and Kalyan Karandak'17 of Trinity College, this team has made their institution proud with their sheer dedication and passion for Cricket. Team Buzzingg interacted with Praveen Kumar, the Sports Secretary of AIT and a member of this team of shining stars, to celebrate their success.

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They never lose in debates – they either win or learn

Team Bol - Debating Society of Jamia Millia Islamia - with AMU trophy April 2017

It was a tremendous academic year for BOL - The Debating Society of Jamia Millia Islamia University. The debating club won a total of 53 awards all across the nation including at some of the prestigious universities like Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, Law College Dehradun, Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University etc.

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