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Catalyst in transforming lives of rural engineering students

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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

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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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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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