The ceremony started with a short documentary showing the glimpse of months of untiring efforts & activities put in by the entire team of Bharatiyam ’11. The video further boosted up the spirits of organizing team as well as the vast number of participants eagerly awaiting the start of event. Following it Principal, Dr. A.R. Bhalerao, presented short opening & welcome address.
In his address, Dr. A.R. Bhalerao expressed his pride to be heading an institute like Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering. He mentioned that the slogan “Dare to Dream” of Bharatiyam ’11 is true to its innovative events practices and achieving an iconic status for the institute. He appreciated the spirits & endeavor of students & staff who left no stones unturned for the excellence of this event. He introduced and appreciated the august presence of the eminent guests. He also mentioned that Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering has a rich tradition of technical excellence and keeping up to it, Bharatiyam ’11 is once again giving an opportunity to exhibit technical characteristics and potential, because quality is not just an act it’s a practice. Wishing Bharatiyam ’11 a great success he concluded saying that BVUDUCOE will continue cementing its place in the national arena with its rich tradition in technical excellence.
As per the tradition of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, the guests were felicitated with shawl, shreephal, bouquet and memento. Dr. A.R. Bhalerao felicitated Dr. K.N. Ganesh & Dr. Saurav Pal. Dr. A.R. Bhalerao felicitated Dr. P.M. Bulakh. The traditional lamp lighting ceremony, technicalized as switching on electric lamps via a remote, by the hands of chief guests and invocation of Goddess Saraswati, marked the start of inaugural ceremony. “Genre” the annual magazine that brings forth the literary merit of young engineers of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering was released by the hands of Dr. Saurav Pal. This was followed with the felicitation of representatives of various companies associated with Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering as sponsors and placement majors. The chief guest and guest of honor felicitated them with barguests, shreephal and mementoes.
Following this was mesmerizing address of the guest of honor. He said that it was a great honor for him to be addressing at the place. He viewed Bharatiyam as a show piece of technical education imported at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering. He also said that all the engineering colleges have a tradition of tech-fest but Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering is the oldest to start it. The innovative ways student present it shows the extreme innovative talent & potential of students here. Further expressing his views he went on to say that although India is progressing economically but lacking in intellectual progress. This is due to the lack of enthusiasm, guidance & awareness towards innovative ideas. Speaking over this he said the problem lies not in education but in the way innovation has not occurred out of education. Giving importance to scientific innovation, he said any problem cannot be solved by specific engineering branch alone but by a combination inter disciplinary sciences and engineering techniques. To stress his point he gave examples of Archimedes, Isaac Newton, who were inter disciplinary scientists. Engineering connects to big issues of country by which country can advance he stated. He also expressed his concern that basic engineering skills are vanishing since most engineers are turning towards I.T. but Electrical, Mechanical, Production, Civil engineers are reducing comparatively. He concluded his speech saying that we should not rejoice only in economic growth but march ahead with intellectual and innovative progress.
Dr. K. N. Ganesh further lifted the enthusiastic spirits of the audience in his address. He started his address expressing his enormous joy of having students with him. He said that education is fundamentally important and the only thing which survives for civilizations. It’s only the way of imparting it that keeps on changing. Speaking about learning, he said that learning is nothing but knowledge of ignorance since every time a solution is found a new problem is created. He laid great emphasis on higher education in India. Emphasizing his point he gave the statistics of gross education ratio for India a only 12% as against the of world average of same as 30% and that in western countries as 60%. The reason for this he said is a serious shortage of good teachers. Stressing the importance of teachers he said it is important because it’s the teacher who teaches mentors and builds up student. He said that scientists are required since for any technology to proceed it must proceed with scientific research. Private institution plays a very important role here since government alone cannot suffice the needs. He further said that foreign universities should also be welcome for the purpose of research & education. He said that Pune, blessed with UG colleges in science and engineering, is proud to have an iconic institute like Bharati Vidyapeeth. Emphasizing on quality UG education, he said 18 to 25 years of age is the most creative age; hence innovative education should be provided in this age. He said that there are excellent colleges which provide good teaching for UG courses but no research orientation and research institutes which have excellent research guidance but no UG teaching. There needs to be institutes which have a blend of both and here only 5 IISER not necessary but at least 25 more such needed. Explaining the importance of scientific research education he put forth the biggest challenges viz., education, energy & environment. Explaining it he said petrol & natural gas a re on the verge of extinction in due 40 years & then there are the pollution problems. Material and medicines are also areas where everyone must contribute from scientist, engineers to doctors. He also supported the concern showed by Dr. Saurav Pal regarding reduction in basic engineering in India. Giving an example he said nano technology is seeing innovative education but bulk material production is not happening. He said unless India gets into bulk manufacturing and production, overall progress cannot be achieved. He said at such moment “Dare to dream” sounds very triggering. He also consented Dr. Saurav Pal in his views of interdisciplinary sciences and that too without drawing any boundaries. To explain his point he gave an example of noble prize winner Dr. Venky Ramakrishnan who was a scientist in Physics working on a biological problem and won a noble prize for his research in Chemistry. He concluded his address saying that instead of talking about “right to education”, “right education” must be talked about.
Dr. P. M. Bulakh addressed the audience & also explained how BVDUCOE is keeping its pace with the research demands of society and country with regards to education. He informed that BVDUCOE is the best institute of Bharati Vidyapeeth and it ranks second amongst the group as for research is concerned. Bharati Vidyapeeth has also established an interdisciplinary school and a nano-technology department is being started at BVDUCOE. Further speaking he said, BVDUCOE also has excellent collaboration with industries and is giving very high quality education. The proof of this being the fact that it is in the first 50 engineering institutes he stated proud fully. The Vice-chancellor’s conference organized here with the theme of governance in higher education shows the concern of this institute with respect to higher education and research he said. Concluding his address he officially declared Bharatiyam’11 as inaugurated and wished it a great success.
In his vote of thanks, Prof. D. M. Thakore, in-charge Bharatiyam’11, congratulated students for the well organized and co-coordinated event. He expressed his heartfelt thanks to guests and sponsors and the advisory members of BVDUCOE for the support and inspiration for making the endeavor a success. He concluded wishing the audience exciting 3 days of technical and cultural exhilaration.
The inaugural ceremony concluded with the national anthem. Later the crowd moved ahead to the venue of various technical events and stalls that were eagerly anticipated by everyone present there
There was another proud moment for BVDUCOE to host a Photo Exhibition entitled “Bio-diversity of Western Ghats”, which was inaugurated by the Guest of Honour Dr. Saurav Pal. This exhibition highlighted the current panoramic situation and conditions prevalent in the forests and undertaking an initiative to spread awareness about environmental degradation. As the United Nation has declared the year 2011-12 as forest year; hence this initiative was toward creating awareness about forest and the environment.
The guests inaugurated the other events and also witnessed the technical synergy of participants from all over the country. There were technical events as follows:
All the above events witnessed a mind boggling participation of 786 participants from more than 100 engineering institutes all over the country. The entire day at BVDUCOE was a technical congregation. The rock show from 3:30 pm onwards gave a spellbound rock music performance by participants. It was a refreshing musical feast after a day long of technical fun. It was later followed by fervor for fashion, in the form of interdepartmental fashion show by students of BVDUCOE. The first day marked such technical and cultural vigor that everyone was left apprehended as to what is in store for the second and third day of Bharatiyam’11. Well there’s lots more than that to come!!!!!
Keeping up with its tradition of bringing forth the best talents students boast of, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University’s College of Engineering organized its annual Techno-cultural event BHARATIYAM’11 from 10/3/11 to 12/3/11.This fest provides students a platform to show off their potential and makes them confident and capable of contributing to the development of the nation. Besides the technical endeavors, the cultural program is an integral part of this event and aims at providing all round excellence in an entertaining atmosphere. The closing ceremony of Bharatiyam was organized on 12th March. Secretary of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering (BVDUCOE), Mr. Vishwajeet Kadam, was present as the chairperson for the ceremony. Dr. P. M. Bulakh, Director, BCUD, Bharati Vidyapeeth, was the chief guest and Dr. Vikas Topale, Managing Director, Vinemax Organics Pvt. Ltd., was the guest of honor on the occasion.
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