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Hon. CM of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis was the Chief-Guest at the Education to Entrepreneurship Workshop at NMIMS, Mumbai

Shri Devendra Fadnavis at the Education to Entrepreneurship Workshop Jointly Organised by NMIMS and Taleem O Tarbiyat
 
The Education to Entrepreneurship Workshop was jointly organised by NMIMS and Taleem O Tarbiyat. The workshop emphasized on ‘How holistic education can transform and energize communities and in character building of the youth.’ Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, said it is important for the country to learn about blockchain technology or else it will be left behind. He further stated that it is highly-secure. While addressing the students at the Taalim O Tarbiyat – NMIMS Workshop, he said, “There are changes that are taking place due to technology. We have reached till blockchain technology. It has helped us create a platform where there is no intermediary.” He added, “It is a highly- secure system. There is no chance for corruption or cheating. And there is no need for regulator also.” While talking about the need to be skilled, he stressed that digital technology has helped to innovate. He added, “We are living in exciting times.” He also added that by 2020 India will be the world’s youngest country and the country has to prepare its young population to grab the new opportunities. “The critical question is whether we are ready to turn this young population into demographic dividends. If the youth are not trained and absorbed in gainful employment, they can be dangerous too,” he warned.
Cricketer Wasim Jaffer was the Chief-Guest for Annual Sports’ Day at JV Parekh International

Cricketer Wasim Jaffer at the Podium

JV Parekh had its annual sports day on the 13th of January, 2018. Various sports such as athletics, team sports etc. were organised for the students. Wasim Jaffer, one of the finest cricketers of the Indian national team was a chief guest at this event. The students were more than happy to see Mr Wasim Jaffer in person. The winners were elated to receive their prizes at his hands. All in all, the sports day at JV Parekh was a field day in every sense of the word. Mr Wasim Jaffer was also more than happy to be a part of the event.

 
USA Presidential Candidate 2020 Robby Wells Visits NMIMS whilst on his Tour

L to R: Dr Debashish Sanyal, Dr Rajan Saxena, Mr. Robby Wells and Dr Sharad Mhaiskar

Robby Wells, the presidential candidate for 2020 election was at the NMIMS University. A board room meeting along with all the dignitaries of NMIMS was held specifically for him. He delivered a speech listing down his agenda for his election campaign and gave everyone a fair idea of his plans for countries like India and China. He also explained the concept behind his campaign slogan ‘Rise Up.’ As per the ‘Rise Up’ Campaign, people of all classes shall rise to a higher class; e.g. poverty stricken shall rise above poverty line, poor shall rise to middle class and middle and lower middle shall rise to upper middle or rich. NMIMS also discussed prospects of tying up with US universities in the future. Some problems unique to US such as student loans, single moms etc. were also discussed. Robby Wells also brought up the subject of an energy compliant economy which would raise employment opportunities.

 
Justice Dr S Radhakrishnan at National Library workshop by NMIMS and JCCL

Justice Dr S Radhakrishnan Speaking at the National Library Workshop

The workshop was held in order to spread awareness regarding Copyright, Intellectual Property Rights, Plagiarism, Digital Rights Management and Fair Use. The lighting of the lamp was done by Dr S Radhakrishnan who was the Chief Guest at the event. A Welcome Speech by Dr Shivanand Sadlapur marked the beginning of the event followed by Dr Priya Shah speaking on the importance of copyright in contemporary times. Dr L.R Dwivedi spoke on the importance of referencing whilst Dr Rajan Saxena spoke on the subject of copyright in today’s academic scenario. The workshop ended with a vote of thanks by senior librarian Mr Hemant Shetye.

Veteran Actor Shri Amitabh Bachchan Visits NMIMS Mumbai Campus

Shri Amithabh Bachchan, Shri Amrish Patel, Shri Anand Pandit and Shri Bhupesh Patel 

Shri Amitabh Bachchan was a Chief Guest at one of the events being held at the Mukesh Patel Auditorium located in the NMIMS New Building. He obliged us with a visit and took a tour of the entire university along with our Hon. President Shri Amrishbai Patel. He was given a detailed tour of the entire campus including the board room where he indulged in some banter with the dignitaries of SVKM. SVKM is honoured to have had an actor of his calibre on campus.

NMIMS Deemed to be University was Granted Category I Graded Autonomy by UGC/MHRM

NMIMS New Bldg

NMIMS New Building, Mumbai Campus

As per the new UGC norms, NMIMS has been declared as Category-I university in the graded autonomy declared by UGC / MHRD. As per the graded autonomy scheme, NMIMS can now start new courses, departments and off-campus centres, research parks, appoint foreign faculty, admit foreign students, pay variable incentive packages to their teachers and enter into academic collaboration with top universities of the world without seeking UGC’s permission.

Mithibai College was Granted Graded Category I Grade Autonomy by the UGC/MHRM

Hon. President Shri Amrish Patel Congratulates Mithibai Principal Rajpal Hande

Hon. President of SVKM, Shri Amrish Patel Congratulates Mithibai Principal Rajpal Hande

As per the new UGC norms, Mithibai was granted full autonomy. As per the autonomy, Mithibai can now set its own syllabus as well as hold examinations. Evaluation as well as results can be carried out by the institute itself. However, the degree will be awarded by Mumbai University. Plans to restructure course curriculum, add a number of skill-based courses are already in process.

Students of NM College make an Educational Visit to Thane Central Jail

Students of NMCCE at Thane Central Jail

Students Pose for a Picture Outside Thane Central Jail

Department of Business law had organised an educational tour at Thane Central Jail in association with State Human Rights Commission Mumbai on 22nd June 2017. Nine students from SY and Ty B.Com under the guidance of Mrs. Deepa Chitnis (Head Business Law) had participated. As per the information given by the inspectors at the jail- the total area of jail is 67 acres covered by lush greenery, various workshops and cells, the total number of prisoners is 3200 which included 91 females, 6 children and 3103 males (both under trials and convicts though the capacity of the jail is 1105 prisoners, the staff comprised of 200 policemen of various designations. The jail premises comprises of a bakery, carpentry factory, power loom factory, laundry section, tailoring section, library, a multi-purpose hall and a study room, where the prisoners can learn new skills, educate themselves, and earn waged based on the work done by them. The residents of jail are provided with highly nutritious and hygienic food cooked by the prisoners themselves and was also tasted by the students. The students visited the conference courtroom which was connected to the Thane High Court where 30-40 trials are conducted daily. Various workshops, guest lectures, festivals etc. are conducted which act as a catalyst for rehabilitation.

CNMS Hosts the Albert Barrow Memorial All India Inter School Creative Writing Competition

Students Registering for the Albert Barrow Competition

Students Registering for theAlbert Barrow Competition
 
The All India Albert Barrow Creative Writing Competition is an initiative by the CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination) to give students a platform to express themselves through the written word. The competition is held in all ICSE schools across India on an annual basis. This year CNMS had the honour of hosting it. The competition was held as per the rules and regulations of the competition. Complete privacy was given to the students while they were also supervised strictly.
UPGCM Kicks Off its First Lit Fest with a Blast!

The Core Organising Team of UPGCM Lit Fest

The Core Organising Team of UPGCM Lit Fest

SVKM’s UPGCM held its very first Lit Fest on 16th and 17th September. The festival was a one of a kind experience for both, the participants as well as the organisers because it wasn’t limited by a theme or a competition. It also wasn’t limited to just college students. It was a free for all, come one, come all, life changing and learning experience. UPGCM’s principal, Dr Anju Kapoor opened the ceremony by lighting the lamp. Events such as kagaz, kalam aur kamil, Libraries Buried Alive, The Green Screen, Once upon a Tale, Of Lyrics and Strings, Think before you act, ‘Stuck in Sur, Trapped in Taal’, Unsilenced voices, Beyond Mainstream, City Poets by Unerase Poetry etc. were organised. The lit fest saw celebrities such as Durjoy Dutta, Abhishek Upmanyu, Rahul Dholakia, Yahya Bootwalla among others. The festival was covered in newspapers such as Maharashtra Times and The Afternoon: Dispatch and Courier. Around 180 people came together to organise the fest and around 700 people participated as audience members in the 2 day Lit fest. Everyone collectively agreed that the UPGCM Lit Fest was a once in a lifetime experience.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs signs MoU with NMIMS Mumbai

Dr Sharad Mhaiskar and the Director General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan at the Signing of the Memorandum.

Dr Sharad Mhaiskar and the Director General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan at the Signing of the Memorandum.
 
Taiwan Ministry of Economic affairs delegation led by Director General of the department accompanied consisting of 17 prominent companies from Taiwan has signed a MoU with NMIMS University on 8th September 2017 at the Mumbai Campus. As per MoU, NMIMS will support Taiwan government in talent exchange and resourcing to increase trade and investment between the territories through a series of recruitment drives and research and consultancy in the field of management, technology and Science. The delegation exchanged the idea of utilising senior faculties for conducting international trade and investment research in India to educate Taiwanese industries. Mediatek, ASUS computers, Eternal Material and Advantech were a few globally renowned companies that visited the Mumbai Campus through this delegation. NMIMS looks forward to further development and progress after the signing of this very eminent Mou. The MoU will enable wider cooperation between Taiwan Ministry of Economics for conducting research and consultancy in the area of International trade, Economic development and balance of trade between India and Taiwan. The 17 companies visited along with trade delegation are keen to recruit NMIMS students for upcoming and existing vacancies in South Asia region and Taiwan. The delegation offered to our students a Taiwanese language training and technical internship with leading microprocessor, automobile and textile companies. NMIMS is keen to prepare students for these opportunities.
SVKM Inaugurates Shri Chottabhai Patel Skill Centre at Shri CB Patel Research Centre

Chief Guest Dr Kerkar (Former Principal of CB Patel Reserch Centre) at the Opening Ceremony of CB Patel Skill Centre

Chief Guest Dr Kerkar (Former Principal of CB Patel Reserch Centre) at the Opening Ceremony of

CB Patel Skill Centre

 

A Skill Enhancement Centre for Science Students (SENSS) was inaugurated on 14th July 2017. Various skill based courses would be started for students. Medical Laboratory Technology and Management course was started from this year. Prin. C. P. Kelkar Former Director, also guided students regarding the need to acquire various skills to get better jobs. Dr. D. V. Kamat has taken over as the Director of Shri C. B. Patel Research Centre. The center has been recognized by DSRI, Govt. of India to undertake research projects. One research project is underway in collaboration with BARC, Mumbai. CB Patel Skill Centre actively participates in Thalassemia detection and counselling amongst the citizens. Recently 525 students were screened at Dalmia College Mumbai. It has taken lead in analyzing water samples for Potability. Water samples of our institutes are regularly analyzed for its quality. CB Patel Skill centre has been recognized by the Drug Controller General, India (DCGI). We have established an Independent Ethics Committee (IEC) and provide approvals to Clinical trials and BA/BE studies.

Ms Eman Choudhary is Crowned ‘Golden Girl!’

Ms Eman Choudhary

Ms Eman Choudhary

Not only did Mithibai win the 15th Inter-state Youth Festival ‘Indradhanushya’ but Eman Choudhary of Mithibai also bagged the ‘Golden Girl’ Award while representing University of Mumbai. They were judged through 6 strenuous events and won Gold in Western Group Songs, Indian Group songs, Light Vocal Solo, Western Vocal Solo, Silver in One Act Play, and Bronze in Folk Orchestra. Hearty Congratulations to Mithibai College and Eman Choudhary for the win!

Mithibai won the Mumbai University Zonal Cultural Trophy 5th Time in a Row

Winning Trophy

The Winning Trophy

A very hearty congratulations to Mithibai College for its consecutive wins at Mumbai University. Mumbai University organises the Inter-Collegiate Zonal Youth Festival every year for the development of students. This competition has been consecutively won by Mithibai since the last 5 years. In addition to that, Mithibai Student Malavika Raghunath was crowned Miss University. SVKM and Mithibai couldn’t be more proud of the wonderful achievements at the Zonal Level. SVKM congratulates Mithibai on yet another wonderful win.

CNMS Boys Football Team, Runner-up in inter-school District!

CNMS Boys’ Football Team

CNMS Boys’ Football Team

The District Sports Office – Mumbai, organises sports to promote sports and team spirit. Among many other sports, they also organise football. The CNMS boys’ football team not only participated in the district level inter-school tournament but also won the second place! SVKM and CNMS are very proud of the boys! A very hearty congratulations to them.