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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

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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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He doesn’t design spaces, he designs relationships

Vipin Bakiwala Architect Jaipur

In today's world, the way we live, work and play is undergoing changes so fast that the distinction between office, home and recreation spaces is tending to blur. Architects and Interior Designers are experimenting with colors, light, texture and geometry that bring out the required function and form to fulfil multiple purposes in a defined amount of space. Meet Vipin Bakiwala, Architect, Interior and Product Designer from Jaipur, who constantly aims to experiment with spaces and materials by drawing inspirations from the Indian traditional concepts and international styles to create beautiful and connecting elements. He has been recently honoured as The Most Creative Interior Designer In Jaipur by India Business Awards, 2017.

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Young pharmacy educator shines with his focus on research

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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

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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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