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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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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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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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This Zoologist is Spinning Web of Skills Development in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir

Shamim Banday Zoologist Poonch Kashmir

Fringed by Pir Panjal range and bestowed with verdant green meadows, alpine mountains and stunning natural lakes, Poonch is one of the most scenic places in Jammu and Kashmir. However, bounded by Line Of Control on its three sides, the area is in the news these days for its counter insurgency operations. In the midst of the tensions prevailing in the area, here is a zoologist who is spinning the web of skills development among the masses for their social upliftment. Meet Dr. Shamim Banday, an award winning professor of Zoology working in Government Degree College (GDC), Poonch; who has been instrumental in making his district shine on the world map.

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Her innovation can reduce Time, Cost and Complications in Dental Implant Surgeries

Dentist Prerna Karde won first prize at Avishkar

You might have heard about artificial teeth that are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The placement of artificial teeth is done by dentists through Dental Implant surgery. Dental Implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums to provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dr. Prerna Karde, pursuing MDS at K.B.H. Dental College & Hospital, Nashik, has created a device that can potentially reduce the cost and time incurred in dental implant surgeries. She recently received first prize among Post Graduate students in Medicine and Pharmacy discipline at the State level research convention, Avishkar, for her innovation.

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Her expertise is in Deconstructive Criticism of Films to uncover hidden motives and assumptions

Shikha Sharma

School of Humanities at K.R.Mangalam University, Gurugram, had organized an International conference in Feb '17 with the theme English Language, Literature & Communication: Innovations & Applications in the Teaching – Learning Scenario (ELLCIATLS -2017). Nearly 120 people from all over India and abroad presented their papers that were judged by well experienced subject experts. The thought provoking intellectual sessions lead to very useful interactions and sharing of information. Shikha Sharma, Asst. Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, won the Best Paper Presenter Award for her research on the role of films as a tool of communication and perception building of masses.

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His Research on Laser won him First Prize at State Level Convention – Avishkar

Rahul Tiwari felicitated by Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University Sanjay Deshmukh

The research of Rahul Tiwari, a second year BSc Physics and Mathematics student of R.D.S.H. National College, Mumbai, shows that a unique approach of embedding a laser dye Stilbene-3 (STB) in a solid host like sol-gel glass shows excellent spectroscopic properties that can have potentially wide ranging applications. He won the first prize in the discipline of Pure Sciences in the recently concluded State Level Inter University Research Convention, Avishkar, held at Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded.

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She chose to face her fears head on, emerged victorious

Aishwarya Andhrutkar Interior Designer

Hers is a story of grit and determination. Withdrawn into herself by peer pressure and inferiority complex, at one point she had decided to quit her career after her graduation. However, instead of succumbing to her inner conflict, she chose to face her fears head on. She decided to give her life a spin. Meet Nashik based Aishwarya Andhrutkar, pursuing masters in Interior Designing, who recently won first prize among students at the Interior Design Awards, a competition organized by the Nashik Infrastructure Magazine. Buoyed by her success, she now aspires to setup her own design firm.

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MIT Institute of Design Students win Pune Design Festival award

Ratul Upadhyay - Nilanjan Chakravarty

Pune Design Festival (PDF) has been organized every February since 2006 by the Association of Designers of India (ADI) Pune Chapter. It has been the pinnacle for design learning, exchange of ideas and the most powerful networking platform for industry professionals, design houses, design institutes, policy makers, media, design students and the design user industry. Over the years, the ADI PDF ‘Battle of Design Project’ award has become one of the most coveted awards for students of Design in India. This year, Ratul Upadhyay and Nilanjan Chakravarty, students of MAAER's MIT Institute of Design (MITID), Pune have won the second runners up award in UX / UI Category.

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She loves Maths, loves more teaching it to children

Yogini Gandhi Creative Learning Lab

As a child, Yogini Gandhi did not have much interest and was not aware of her skills in Maths until she was in Grade 9 when she met a teacher who made it interesting and fun for her. She ended up loving Maths so much that she not only opted for Engineering but also decided to make a career in teaching Maths. Her passion for Maths made her start Creative Learning Lab, a child centric creative learning centre in Pune for students from 4 to 14 year old. With over 100 students already reaping the benefits of her teaching style, Yogini has also started delivering online courses on demand for Indian students studying abroad.

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