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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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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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B.A.M.S. Student Develops Pregnancy Care Mobile App, Wins State level Research Competition

TruptiNaikareAtAvishkar

As per UNICEF data, about 800 women across the globe die every day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, 20 per cent of these women are from India. Preventive healthcare during pregnancy can go a long way in bringing down this mortality rate. In medical terms, such an approach is called Antenatal Care. Trupti Naikare, a B.A.M.S. student of Tilak Ayurved College, Pune has developed a mobile app that can provide Antenatal Care at the tip of fingers. She was awarded first prize under Humanities category for her innovative solution in the recently concluded State Level Inter University Research Convention, Avishkar, held at Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded.

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Meet the successful Trio of Hackathon Experts of CoEP

HackD 2016 Winners - College of Engineering Pune

Three students from the College of Engineering in Pune won HackD 2016 – Code for a Cause Hackathon organized by Envestnet India last month. Out of 40 teams competing from reputed colleges all over India, including IITs and NITs, 10 teams were shortlisted for the final 24-hour hackathon round at Envestnet office in Trivandrum. The team of Ajit Rajurkar, Reshul Dani and Jay Lohokare from College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) won the competition and Rs. 3 lakh prize money for their innovative personalized credit scoring system for the finance sector. Winning a competition of this scale is a dream for every engineering student. Team buzzingg contacted the trio to know their success story.

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Together they scripted the success story of MindSpark 2016

CoEP MindSpark Core Team

Mindspark is the national level, annual technical festival of College of Engineering, Pune. In its Decade Edition, this technical extravaganza comprised of over 50 events dealing with each and every branch of engineering sciences and a special non-technical fun section. Numerous workshops were organised pan Maharashtra and in Pune to spread the knowledge of the best and the newest innovations and creations of the technological world. With a footfall of over 18000 in three days, organising The Most Celebrated Engineering Fest of Pune required humungous effort from a highly aligned team. Meet the core team that worked hard behind the scenes to make the event a grand success !

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From 1 to 75 centres in 5 years – Growth story of IndiaFIRST™ Robotics Academy of Vinay Kunwar

IndiaFIRST™ Robotics Academy

Today, Educators are using robots and robotics to teach their students in novel ways. It also inspires students to learn Science and Math in a very fun manner thereby removing the inhibitions about complexity of the subject. Started in 2011 by Vinay Kunwar in Pune, IndiaFIRST™ Robotics Academy has a distinction of being the first academy in India to manufacture its own modular robotics kits for students. With a phenomenal growth of 75 training centres across India, Middle East and Africa in 5 years, Vinay and his team continue to do what they love the most - stimulating innovation and creativity in young minds.

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