S. Manjit Singh Bhatti,
Guru Nanak Vidyak Society
Mrs. Harbhajan Kaur Anand S. Amarjeet Singh Saini Dr. Bina Punjabi
Administrator College Chairman Academic Advisor
Guru Nanak Vidyak Society Guru Nanak Vidyak Society
Dr. Vijay V Dabholkar
Dr. Vijay V. Dabholkar
Mr. N. Thiruvenkadasamy
Dr. Ramachandran N. Nadar
Dr. Pushpinder G. Bhatia
Mr. Karthik K. Krishnan (Editor-In-Chief)
Dr. Meetali Das Gupta (Editor Eng lish Section)
Mr. Santosh Pathare (Editor Marathi Section)
Dr. Surinder Kaur (Editor Hindi & Punjabi Section)
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“Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, THE
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh”
‘Synergy’ The College Magazine provides a
medium of expression for our students and staff.
It was quite inspiring to watch and witness the
potential of our students unfolding at various stages.
The management has been supportive of various
activities that were undertaken by staff and students
in view of helping them reach the pinnacle of perfection
and professionalism. Synergy has improved in its look and
feel over the years. Let me congratulate the editor Mr. Karthik
Krishnan, Assistant Prof, Dept of Chemistry and his team for
their commendable efforts in bringing out this edition of the
I feel it is worth reading and preserving to cherish
the past memories…..
I wish you all the very best….. FROM
Faith is, realizing that
you always get
what you need
Welcome dear readers to Synergy 2015-16. The opening line summarizes my
journey over the last few months of working for this magazine. Back in June
when I was asked by the Principal to edit the magazine for 2015-16, I wasn’t
exactly sure what to do or how to go about it. But having come a long way
from then, I am thankful to him for showing complete faith in me and providing
me with the best of everything.
Carrying forward our agenda of information clubbed with entertainment, this
edition contains feature articles, committee, departmental reports and variety
of articles, poems, sketches, and photographs. Synergy is not merely a tool
for recreation, but rather, a platform to express, a platform that sets us free to
think and venture into the shades of life that are not generally recognized.
I believe, the role of a college magazine is vital in promoting what an institution
offers. Through this edition we have tried to bring to light the world of
opportunities, learning and fun at this prestigious institution.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate my Student editorial
team for they had put their heart and soul into this magazine. Synergy15-16
wouldn’t have seen the light of the day without their efforts.
I am thankful to all the staff and students who have contributed to this edition.
All the thinkers, writers, artists can connect with us at
[email protected] We are equally open to comments, criticism and
suggestions. Happy reading.
I am glad to bring out 2015-16 edition of Synergy. Every year, we set
out not to find the grandest poets and authors on campus but to find
those beautiful minds whose radiant glow never seems to cease. We
set out only to harness their wonderful thoughts and perspectives and
share them with you. We also strive to instil a belief in the students that
everyone deserves to write. I am sure that through Synergy we have
inspired and motivated a lot of students to read, write, sketch, paint
and click. The English section of the magazine contains articles and
poems by the staff and students. I hope you will enjoy reading them.
- Dr.Meetali Das Gupta
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hatBaar laavalaa hI baaba kaOtukaspd Aaho.
- Mr. Santosh Pathare
It is indeed a matter of pride to be associated with an Institution named
on Guru Nanak Sahib ji and I am glad that this Institution has attained
its potential as a forerunner in the field of education. The mouthpiece
and record book of college Synergy, has itself become a legacy. I am
really very happy to see the 2015-16 edition of this magazine. The
Hindi Section contains poems by the students and I am really happy to
see them explore their creative potential.
- Dr.Surinder Kaur
Life in college for everyone has a warm space in heart.
We spend just few years and create memories and
experiences of lifetime. College years are days to
cherish. The memories of project submissions, college
festivals, escaping lectures will stay in our hearts
We are lucky to be students of Guru Nanak College
and owe everything we are and everything we will ever
Somesh Singh be to this institution. Yash Pandya
TYBMM We have been guided by many great personalities such TYBMS
as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Dr. Raghuram
Rajan, Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar and many others who
contributed their share of love and experience to the
Being a part of Synergy 15-16 is a proud moment for
all of us.
This year Synergy showcases the talent of our young
Kamaljit Kaur guns who have come up with some empowering Afreen Khan
SYBSc articles, poems and jaw-dropping Photographs. SYBMS
We have shared our experiences of many thought-
provoking lectures, our social cause initiatives and
contributions from every department. We make sure
that you go through the magazine like a journey and
enjoy every step of it.
It is satisfying to see our efforts shining in this glossy STUDENTS
magazine! The late night sessions, never ending Coffee
Marathons and Music which was a soulful support has
finally paid off. We are glad that the entire magazine
Rajmohan Anjapuly could be conceptualized and designed in the college. Nikhil Ambdoskar
TYBMM None of this would have been possible without our TYBMS
dear Principal’s support. We would also like to thank
our teacher editors for guiding us and keeping us
motivated throughout this beautiful journey.
We hope to amaze you and create a wonderful read.
We know it is exciting to watch few articles from your
friends but don’t you feel to contribute next year?
Yash Yadav Niraj Sahani
8 KIRAN BEDI (SILVER LECTURE)
12 ISRO EXHIBITION
14 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
17 ANNUAL CONVOCATION
INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL 22 NSS 34
ENVIRONMENTAL MENTORING 28
54 ENGLISH 92 ART GALLERY
81 DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
90 PRIZE WINNERS
96 PHOTO GALLERY
SILVER LECTURE SERIES – 2015-16
‘My motto in life is that nothing is impossible- no
target is unachievable- one first has to try harder
These words resonated the college
Auditorium as the Ramon Magsaysay Awardee
Dr. Kiran Bedi addressed the students and staff on
5th September 2015.
It was indeed a moment of pride for the
college when Dr. Kiran Bedi agreed to visit the
college as a speaker in the ‘Silver Lecture Series’
of the college.
Her visit generated fervour and enthusiasm
among students who expressed their desire to
support her NGO ‘India Vision Foundation’ (IVF),
SILVER LECTURE SERIES – 2015-16
whose mission is Human Empowerment. were felicitated by Dr. Kiran Bedi for completion of
Books authored by Dr. Kiran Bedi were 25 years of service in the institution.
exhibited and many students and staff members Staff and students from schools under the
purchased their personal copies. The proceeds GNVS banner also attended this event. President
from this sale were given to the IVF. This effort was S. Manjit Singh Bhatti thanked the guest for her
appreciated and lauded by the guests. august presence and complimented the Principal
Dr. Kiran Bedi shared her experiences as a Dr. Vijay Dabholkar on arranging yet another
police officer. Anecdotes from the journey of her inspiring event.
life captured the rapt attention of the audience.
She emphasized on the need for ‘Self-Reliance’ in
students to instil confidence and self belief.
On this occasion Mr. Thiruvenkadasamy
(Vice Principal & Ass. Professor), Mr. Paulraj (Ass.
Professor) and Ms. Sobha Pillai (Ass. Professor)
CHAKACHAK GTB NAGAR PROGRAM
ne of the most important programme of 2015-16 was the
‘Chakachak’ GTB Nagar Program. This was a community cleanup
Oinitiative by the students of the college.
The program was flagged off with a formal adoption of GTB Nagar
Railway Station. On the 10th October 2015, Shri Vinit Kumar, GM Central
Railways and Shri Abhijeet Kulkarni, PRO, Railways inaugurated a nine
day Chakachak Mahotsav.
Days before this program, student volunteers spent hours late in the
night and on public holidays, to clean and paint the walls of the foot over
bridges and the Railway Station.
Creativity was seen at its best as the bright walls reflected not just
attractive images but strong social messages.
In the nine days Mahotsav, each day was
devoted to a theme. Issues like gender sensitization, health through yoga,
literacy of youth, importance of cleanliness, environment conservation, and
fitness were highlighted through placards, street plays and musical programs.
The Railway authorities encouraged the students and offered their support in
Many commuters joined the students and expressed their pleasure about the
involvement and enthusiasm of students which was palpable all throughout
The Chakachak GTB Program has been extended to the community around
the college as this area needs awareness about issues like cleanliness and
Student participation was widespread and the staff members involvement
made this program a roaring success. Generous sponsors like PMC Bank supported this event.
The college was appreciated as the event was covered by all major newspapers.
This initiative will be extended every year to include more community and socially relevant programs.
UGC COMMUNITY COLLEGE
uru Nanak College was one among the three colleges from
Mumbai University selected by the University Grants
GCommission (UGC) for the ‘Community College’ Scheme.
The other two were Ruia College, Matunga and Birla College,
Kalyan. This is a skill development programme under the
National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
Our college will offer a course in retail management in
collaboration with industries.
The UGC Community College college was inaugurated on 25th
July 2015 by Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh, Hon.’ble Vice Chancellor,
Mumbai University. On this occasion the Vice Chancellor spoke
about the need for Skill Development in the youth of the country
and he also felicitated two toppers of our college.
A total of 106 colleges in the country were selected by the UGC
under the scheme, of which 19 are from Maharashtra.
Under the scheme, industry-based training will be imparted
to students, at affordable fees. The plan aims to expand job
opportunities for students who have passed the 12th grade but
are unable to complete their higher studies, by providing them
An important aspect of this scheme will be its collaborations
with industries. It will serve as a wonderful
opportunity for students to secure jobs and
for industries to get trained workers.
Under the Community College our
college will offer 3 courses:
Advanced Diploma - 2 years
Diploma - 1 year
Certificate - 6 months
50 seats are available at the
entry point. Students who
have completed class XII
from any state or board
with vocational or regular
qualifications are eligible to
take admission. The students
are assured of placements
after the completion of the
tudents from various schools and
colleges were swarming into the
SGuru Nanak Sports Ground from
15th to 17th Feb. 2016 to witness the
Space Exhibition jointly organized by
the college and ISRO as a part of their
massive public outreach exercise.
The exhibition was inaugurated on the
15th morning by Padma Shri Dr. G. D.
Yadav (Vice Chancellor, ICT).
More than 4500 Students from 43 schools and 45
colleges across Mumbai and Thane visited and
admired the exhibition showcasing India’s space
The Science students of the college were trained
by ISRO scientists and these students interacted
with the visitors and explained the details about
the various models of the space programme.
Visitors got a chance to see and touch models
of the Mars Orbiter Mission, Chandrayan-I, the
PSLV, the LVM3 rocket and the Geo Synchronous
Satellite Launch Vehicle, among others.
A parallel exhibition was also put up at the Make
in India event in BKC and had also attracted lot of
The Event was covered by all the leading
newspapers of the city.
NATIONAL SEMINAR ON
INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR 2016
‘BHARTIYA AUR PRAVASI HINDI KATHA SAHITYA – VARTMAN PARIDRISHYA’ “FUNGAL DIVERSITY AND THEIR APPLICATIONS”
epartment of Hindi organized a UGC
sponsored two days Inter-National Seminar
Don the topic ‘Bhartiya Aur Pravasi Hindi Katha
Sahitya – Vartman Paridrishya’ on the 8th and 9th
January 2016. The event was inaugurated by Mr.
Paramjit Singh an IRS and the key note address was
delivered by Mr. Tejinder Sharma who is a prominent
story writer and the General Secretary, Katha, U.K.
The event was graced by the presence of Dr. Hienz
Werner Wesseller a professor of the Linguistic and
Philosophy Department, University of Upassala,
Germany. Dr. Susham Bedi, California University,
USA, Ms. Usha Raje Saxena a prominent Hindi story
writer from U.K, Ms. Kamlesh Bakshi an effluent
Hindi Story Writer from Mumbai, Dr. Ratan Kumar Pandey – Prof and Head of Department of Hindi,
University of Mumbai, Ms. Sudha Arora a prominent Novelist and Story Writer, Dr. Suryabala a renowned
Novelist and Story Writer, Dr. Ashok Sabharwal the Head of Dept. Hindi, Punjab University, Chandigarh
were also present.
The valedictory function was chaired by Joint Director of Higher Education, Mr. Shailesh Khanolkar, Mrs.
H.K Anand, Administrator GNVS was the Guest of
Honour. Principal of the college Dr. Vijay Dabholkar
welcomed the guests and Dr. Manpreet Kaur the
convener of the event presented the vote of thanks.
More than 175 delegates and participants attended
the seminar and 60 papers were presented. The
seminar hosted participants from various parts of
India & Foreign countries like USA, UK, Germany &
Critics and story writers from India and abroad
openly discussed various issues of India through
stories and many new stories of Pravasi Bhartiya
NATIONAL SEMINAR ON
INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR 2016
A The Seminar was held in 5 sessions followed by 2
‘BHARTIYA AUR PRAVASI HINDI KATHA SAHITYA – VARTMAN PARIDRISHYA’ “FUNGAL DIVERSITY AND THEIR APPLICATIONS”
two day national seminar on “Fungal
Diversity and its applications” was held
Plenary session focused on interaction between the
on 11th & 12th December 2015 by the
Department of Botany in collaboration with scientists, research scholars, teachers and students.
This was very well attended and lively with discussions
Mycological Society of India (Mumbai Unit). on research, medicines, diseases and fungal diversity.
The seminar included 7 lead lectures, 29 oral A range of subjects like fungal diversity, genetics,
presentation and 29 poster presentations. pollution control, biocontrol, biotransformation, etc
The inaugural function was held in the state of were covered in the oral presentations.
the art Emperor hall at 10 am on Friday 11th The conference had about 70 participants. The oral
December 2015. and poster presentations were judged by the senior
The inauguration ceremony was graced by Dr. scientists from the respective fields.
Anil Patil (Director BCUD, Mumbai University), Oral presentation:
Sardar Amarjeetsingh Saini (Chairman, Local Ms Madhavi Londhe : First prize
Managing Committee), Mrs. Harbhanjan Kaur Mr. Jagtap Pratik: Second prize
Anand (Admistrator), Dr. Sashirekha Sureshkumar Ms. Shree Kumar: Third prize
(Chairman, MSI Mumbai Unit) and Dr. D. J. Bhat Poster presentation:
(Keynote speaker). Mr. B.P.Parmar, P.N.Mervana, BMR Vyas: First prize
A special issue of Life Sciences containing Ms.Shailaja Menon & Dr. Unnati Padalia: Second prize
abstracts and full papers of this conference was The conference reflected the tremendous work put in
released by Dr. Anil Patil. A special message sent by the local organizing committee. A special mention
by Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh Hon’ble Vice chancellor is must for the collaborative role of the Department
Mumbai University was also read out. Dr. Anil of Botany, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in
Patil while delivering his speech underlined the organizing the seminar. The work put in by the student
importance of fungi as essential component of the volunteers were par excellence. A special thank is
environment. due for the help of non-teaching staff members.
Dr. Anil Patil, Dr. D. J. Bhat and Prin. M. Kolet were The sumptuous food served at the conference was
felicitated during the function. appreciated and enjoyed by all the participants.
The keynote address was given by Dr. D. J. Bhat,
who spoke on “Utilization of fungi in various human
endeavors”. He emphasized that answers to the
problems of health, pollution, hunger and poverty
lie in the rightful use of fungi.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH THROUGH EXTENSION FOR
One day National Conference on ‘Multidimensional Approach Through Extension for Sustainable
Development’ was held on 19th April 2016 at our College jointly organized by the Departments of
Accountancy, Political Science and Economics. This was held in collaboration with the DLLE Unit ,
University of Mumbai.
The aim of the one day conference was to get a multi-dimensional view on the problem of sustainable
development which is confronting the common people, policy makers, international agencies and non-
governmental organizations (NGOs). The conference was open to researchers from all faculties and
saw enthusiastic participation from teachers, students and researchers from all disciplines- Physics,
Chemistry, Economics, Law, Commerce, Environmental Science and Finance among others. We
received 57 papers and 22 papers were presented on the day of the conference.
The inaugural speech at the Conference was
delivered by the Chief Guest Shri. Rajendra Singh,
the Waterman of India, who spoke about his
experience in water conservation in the parched
districts of Rajasthan. The Conference was
organized into four tracks- 2 parallel sessions each
in the morning and afternoon. Each session was
chaired by experts who gave detailed feedback
to the presenters. Each session also saw lively
interaction between the presenter and the
participants leading to rich learning for both.
The valedictory function was presided over by
Dr. Neeraj Hatekar, Director, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai who also delivered the
The conference was divided into four sessions viz., Environment and Technology, Green
Marketing and Legal Aspects, Green Banking & Green Energy and Green Accounting.
The successful organization of the Conference was possible because of the support of the
University of Mumbai, Director of DLLE- Dr. Dilip S. Patil, our Management-The Guru Nanak Vidyak
Society, our Principal- Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, our Vice Principals- Mr. N. Thiruvenkadasamy, Dr. R.N. Nadar
and Dr. Pushpinder G. Bhatia, all our teaching and non-teaching staff and student volunteers. The
conference was well-received by the participants as indicated by their feedback forms.
Convocation & Prize
TDistribution function for 2014-
15 was held on 23rd January 2016.
Public Prosecutor Shri Ujwal Nikam and
Dr. M. A. Khan, Registrar, University of
Mumbai, graced the occasion as the Chief
guest and Guest of Honour respectively
and conferred degrees and certificates
to successful students. Members of the
Management were part of the convocation
procession which started from the
The Auditorium wore a festive and
traditional look as the esteemed faculty
members and guests took to the dais.
The President S. Manjit Singh Bhatti
welcomed the guests and parents of the
awardees. The Principal welcomed all the
Management members and guests to this
special annual function and read out the
college annual report.
Shri Ujwal Nikam congratulated the
students on their achievement and urged
them to pursue their goals and dreams
Dr. Khan complimented the college on its
excellent infrastructure and also expressed
his pleasure at the progress that the
college was making. Special awards like
Mr GNC, Ms GNC, Pride of GNC and
most promising student of GNC were
given to Mr. Balvijay Gunaraj, Ms. Sweta
Subodh Jadhav, Mr. Yash Pandya & Mr.
Arinjay Das respectively. A special classical
dance performance was displayed
by students of the Dance Academy
‘Nrityanjali’ of the college.
The program ended with a vote of thanks
and National Anthem. All guests were
treated to sumptuous snacks after the
very year University of Mumbai department of The objectives of the Festival are :-
lifelong learning and extension organizes the • To create awareness about the field of Extension
EAnnual Extension Work Festival titled “UDAAN Work done by the University of Mumbai through
- The flight of Extension” during the months of affiliated Colleges in the community.
December & January wherein the students of • To create awareness about HIV / AIDS through
Extension Work of various colleges come together the Street play on Population Education Project
and give performance through street play and with the focus on College Youth in six districts.
Exhibit Posters on the activities undertaken by • To give opportunities to the students to enhance
them in the Extension Project. their skills to co-relate with the new avenues
The Best Performance and Best Displays in the Field of Management, Education and
are awarded Udaan Trophy and certificate Entrepreneurship in this modern technological
based on the recommendations of a panel of work.
Expert Judges. On this occasion, Principals of UDAAN 2015-16 was organized by our
the participating colleges, Field Co-ordinators, college on 12th & 13th Jan. 2016, in which 500
Teachers and Anchors are also honoured by giving students from 28 colleges of Mumbai participated.
Special Contribution Trophies and Certificates. Actor, Director & AD Guru Mr. Bharat
Dabholkar was the Chief guest of the inaugural
function. Our college bagged the 2nd prize in
street play and 3rd prize in the poster competition.
minds are always filled with new
NSS Unit of Guru Nanak College started ‘YUVAK MELA’ a
special annual gathering of NSS volunteers from city colleges
to share their views & innovative projects undertaken by them
throughout the year.
In the past contemporary topics like HIV/ AIDS & Youth,
Global warming , Gender equality, National Integration
through food culture were discussed on the platform of
“YUVAK MELA’’ . This year our NSS unit organized Yuvak
Mela on 28th Jan 2016 on the theme “LGBT rights’’.
In India, homosexuality is still a criminal offense under
section 373 of the Indian penal code 1860. Same
sex marriages are not legally recognized in India.
Whereas, the State of Tamil Nadu and Kerala has
taken special initiatives to offer transgender welfare
policies. “Hijara” community was legally granted
voting rights in 1994. On 1st April 2014, Supreme
Court of India declared transgenders as a socially and
economically backward class entitled for reservation in
education and job. In spite of such progressive steps LGBT
community is still physically and mentally harassed by our
To create awareness about LGBT community rights amongst
the youth, we conducted an open forum. The forum was
inaugurated by Ms. Ketaki Ranade. Assistant professor
(TISS) and Mr. Meet Tara Dhyaneshwar, Assistant professor
(SNDT). The guest speakers discussed various
aspects of homosexuality and gender. The participant
NSS volunteers also shared their views on
“LGBT rights- Indian perceptions” and
“Homosexuality- my point of view”.
Mr. Gay India
Mr. Sushant Divgikar,
2014, was also present for the his
function. He also shared
personal experiences with
the students. On this occasion a
film based on Transgender ‘We are
outsider’ was screened, after which the
lead actor Mr. Atul Aglave interacted with the
This Yuvak Mela gave students an insight into the
LGBT community. We look forward to conduct more
such events in the future.
‘RESEARCH SCHOLARS’ MEET (RSM ) 2016’
cience is not static; it changes over time with research (RSC) shared his experiences in the course of establishing
and development and mirrors the changing societies in NMR and his research journey.
Swhich it is embedded. All routes to carry out scientific
research in a particular field, essentially emanate from the Prof. Anil Singh, Professor in Biosciences from IIT enthralled
specific needs of the society. Indeed, appropriate funding the audience with examples from chemistry and biophysics
does shape the course of science research to a large extent. and also gave the students tips to maneuver through the
maze of academic, administrative and logistical aspects of
Pursuance of research in science is the goal of established research.
research centres such as BARC, TIFR, IISC, IITS, IIG, and
also the University Departments along with their departments Prof. Pandit delivered an interesting talk on solutions to the
in affiliated colleges and other such institutions. Students travails that students face. He insisted on the qualities of
in the former centres have access to sophisticated facilities
and large funding, while those in the latter confront with
numerous challenges with respect to necessary facilities.
Attention towards these and related issues can be garnered
through congregations with well-known researchers and
the authorities who can facilitate to accomplish the goals
and objectives. The Meet held on 30th January, 2016 in
the Department of Physics, brought a host of scholars,
researchers and renowned workers in science together to
discuss challenges in scientific research.
The one day event consisted of the Inaugural Session, an
Icebreaker Session, a Dialogue, Lecture Session followed
by a panel discussion and valedictory function. With
support from the Royal Society of Chemistry, the event
was arranged and a galaxy of scientists agreed to interact
with the participants. The program was inaugurated by
Padmavibhushan Prof. M.M. Sharma, with a sterling talk on
‘Frontiers of Multidisciplinary Sciences- An interface’. perseverance and a spirit of inquiry that every student must
Prof. Sharma blended the principles of Physics, Chemistry, nurture without which the journey will seem arduous.
Biology and introduced all to an exciting and new perspective Prof. P. Sengupta spoke on funding options available with
of exploring the inter-disciplinary areas in pure sciences. Government of India and gave ready solution to issues
Every research student came prepared with a short related to finding reference material and equipment facilities.
presentation highlighting his/her area of work, laboratory An ‘off the record’ session with Prof. Anuradha Misra, Prof.
facilities that were available and those that were required, Basavaiah and Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar saw a free
and challenges faced by them. These were presented in the and uninhibited exchange of viewpoints and opinions that
Icebreaker session. emphasized on creating the right environment for scientific
Prof. Girjesh Govil, Chairman the Royal Society of Chemistry Dr. Radha Srinivasan, rapporteur, summed up the day with a
list of “Do’s’, ‘Don’ts and ‘What needs to
Prof. S.K. Arora enthralled the audience
with his valedictory talk on ‘Knowing
The proof of the success lies in
the responses received from the
participants and the elite guests. The
suggestions received at this meet form
the background for the RSM-II which is
proposed in the coming Academic year.
Picture courtesy: Ojes (TYBMM)
ZEAL SHINES WITH THE 9TH STAR!
t was a Warrior’s style admittance of all the
Contingents in the 9th Chapter of Zeal. Zeal’16
I“Warrior’s Creed” showcased a plethora of
Ancient Empires and their Victorious history.
Contingents participated and performed with the
essence of battle. This year Zeal was made a
battlefield for its contingents to create an aura of
War, fighting for the Best College award. Around
20 Colleges participated in different events and we
witnessed a crowd of around 2000 students this
The Colleges were given Contingent Names
according to the theme such as Maratha Empire,
Sparta, Ghazinavid Empire, Mughal Empire, etc.
The Contingents fought for the Best Online PR Dance, Personality Hunt and Rap Event
on a Facebook Page and uploaded around 3000 had maximum participants and a fully
posts. packed audience. It was the Hinduja
This year, Zeal became a highly anticipated festival College which won the Best College
with various events and Judges from Film and Award and the PR Award.
Media fraternity. Events like Freestyle football, Zeal 2016 was a mega event with
around 150 student volunteers. Every
Year Zeal conducts a Social Cause Event
to benefit the needy and this year a pre-
event “Muskaan” was held in association
with Aarya Aayesha Charitable Trust
which planned a surprise picnic for
the orphan kids to bring a moment of
happiness and bliss in their life.
Zeal provides a platform to showcase
talent and to bring out the best from all.
This year also it was a grand story of
talent, success and opportunities which
is the main motive of this festival “Being
The Internal Quality Assurance
Cell of the college, established
in 2006, saw an eventful 2015-
16. A range of activities were
initiated and executed in the
college through the facilitative
and participative style of working
of this portal body.
New programmes namely Ph.D.
in Physics, Chemistry and
Botany were introduced. Keeping
in mind the need for imparting
skills along with the regular
curricular education, Certificate
were made by
all departments /
committees and annual
appraisal was conducted by an
external expert, Dr. Bhagyashree
Dabka, at the end of the
activated academic year.
to encourage The IQAC, through its regular
staff and students meetings and active interactions
to work towards with the management and
enhancement of Research. external experts has been
As a result 04 minor research successful in developing quality
projects have been awarded to culture in the institution.
and the college by the University of It is the endeavour of the IQAC
Diploma Mumbai. to facilitate creation of a learner-
A teacher’s training module of
courses centric environment leading to
in Tally, English 12 workshops has been initiated quality education and faculty
and is in progress. Exciting
Communication, and workshops on motivation, stress maturation to ensure deliverance
Financial Markets were of learning objectives as engaged
launched. management, time management, in the mission and vision of the
and leadership have been
The efforts of the IQAC led to the conducted. college.
UGC recognition for the college, Most departments have
as a Community College in Retail conducted conferences and
Management. intercollegiate meets.
New courses in Financial The AQAR has been submitted
Management, NSS, and DLLE to NAAC and the IQAC
are proposed. has created systems for
The IQAC has been trying to documentation of various
develop a system for consistent activities.
actions to improve the academic
and administration performance
of the institution.
The Advanced learner’s program
was strengthened and it has led
to enhancement of results. The
NAAC peer team that visited the
college, suggested promotion of
research culture. The Research
Promotion Committee has been
The DLLE has adopted the following projects in our college
1. Career Projects (CP)
2. Anna Poorna Yojana Project (APY)
3. Industry Orientation Project (IOP)
4. Survey Of Women’s Status (SWS)
Activities organized by DLLE:
n 10th of October 2015 treatment the DLLE volunteers
DLLE participated in collected a donation for him from
Othe Inaugural function the students and teachers.
of Chaka Chak G.T.B station During Navratri dandiya is
Mahotsav and on 15th organized in our college where
October 2015 the DLLE the DLLE students put up food
students conducted a survey and gift stalls.
of 500 women passengers
and completed the SWS
project. Students made career
awareness posters and displayed
it at the G.T.B station and the
APY students sold diyas , soft
toys, key chains ,poha , Diwali
decorative stickers , envelops ,
floating diyas ,and candles & wall
A student of S.Y.B.Com was
suffering from blood cancer and
to meet the expenses of his
The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of the College was set
up with the aim of upgrading the skills of our students to make them job-
The objectives of the Cell are as follows:
• To create entrepreneurial culture to foster growth of entrepreneurship and
innovation amongst the students
• To transform the students from Job seeker to jobs creator
• To upgrade skills of the students to grab opportunities available in new era of
Digitization, Make in India, Start up India, Skilled India, E-Commerce
n 2015-16 three courses were offered viz., Mobile certification. It also collaborated with MSME for
Entrepreneurship Development Programme. Some
Repairing, Hardware Networking and Beautician. students have started their own ventures after
IIn total 79 students had enrolled for the course. successfully completing these courses.
To enrich the course the EDC collaborated
with Kherwadi Social Welfare Association to
organize NSDC approved training courses and
Mentoring Committee had
Tan eventful 2015-16.
1. Paper Recycling Project:
As a part of implementation of college campus and to create an
sustainable waste management awareness regarding the same,
and recycling initiative,a MOU a lecture on ‘Composting of solid
of reutilizing waste paper was waste’ was organized on 14th
signed with an NGO. For every Sep 2015.
Kg of recyclable waste the
college gained Green Points. 3. E-waste management project
Against the accumulated Green In order to promote E-waste
Points the college availed of management, our college
stationeries made using 100% collaborated with an NGO of this week long programme,
recycled paper. In order to who are authorized by the an environmental awareness
sensitize students regarding Maharashtra Pollution Control campaign was conducted on
paper recycling, a waste paper Board and Central Pollution 12th Oct. 2015 on the station
collection drive was organised Control Board for e-waste premises- booking counters,
in the college campus from 26th recycling. An e-waste recycling bridges and platforms. Students
Jan to 4th Feb 2016. awareness lecture was organized displayed posters regarding
on 5-1-2016. Ms. Rashmi Joshi various issues affecting the
2. Composting of Solid Waste who was the speaker gave a environment. The students
Project lecture on the importance of distributed tulsi saplings and
Our college decided to take e-waste recycling. cloth bags to the station staff
up the initiative of composting A week long e-waste collection and commuters. More than
of campus solid waste in drive was organized in the 150 tulsi saplings and cloth
collaboration with an NGO. A college from 26th Jan to 4th Feb bags were distributed on this
compost pit was installed in 2016. occasion.
the campus. The wet waste The e-waste collected (240 kg) 5. Competition organized for
generated from the canteen is was handed over to the NGO students
regularly transferred into the pit. for recycling and the college A power-point presentation
The NSS students collected the received a green certificate for competition on environmental
nirmalaya from the Ganapati the same. issues was organized for
puja and Navratri puja pandals in F.Y.B.M.S. students on 5th Jan
and around Koliwada (about 50 4. Environmental Awareness 2016. Ms. Rashmi Joshi was
kg) which was transferred to the campaign: the judge for this competition.16
compost pit, and was converted A ‘Chaka Chak Mahotsav’ was students participated and nearly
to organic manure. organised by the college from 70 students attended this event
In order to sensitize the youth 10th to 18th Oct. 2015 at G.T.B.
and students towards better Nagar Station which has been 6. Poster presentation at
solid waste management in the adopted by the college.As a part National Conference
Dr. Meetali Das Gupta from
Chemistry department and Mr.
Swapnil Kosalge from Physics
department participated in a
poster presentation at the two
day National Conference on
‘Energy Audit for Educational
Institutions’ organised by Life
Science department of K.C. 7.Magazine
College on 7th and 8th January Eco News @ GNC was
2016. published for the academic year
The poster presented was based which in a nutshell covered the
on the data collected during various activities conducted
the energy audit conducted by Environmental Mentoring
in the college premises. The Committee. The magazine also
objective of the energy audit was included contributions, articles,
to promote the idea of energy quiz, cross-word and poem from
conservation in college. staff and students.
FINE ARTS’ COMMITTEE
The Committee organized the
following Activities in 2015-16: • Salad Decoration
• Mehendi • T-Shirt Painting
• Warli Painting • Jewellery Making
• Flower Arrangement • Best from Waste
• Greeting card Making • Rangoli
• Tattoo Making • Nail Art
• Face Painting • Cartooning
• Bridal Makeup
All these activities saw student participation in good numbers.
of the Marathi
commenced with a
theme based program
in August, the month
of Shravan. Students
and staff members
from different faculties shravan. A manuscript
participated and sang named “Shravan Rang”
songs, read poems containing articles
and recited passages written by students was
from books based on
released on this day.
In the second term,
Marathi Bhasha Diwas
was celebrated on 27th
Feb 2016 for which songs and articles from
Ms. SumanPhadke the books written by
was invited as the Mangesh Padgaokar
Chief guest. On this and Kusumagraj
occasion, poems, were recited by the
students and staff
members. A traditional
Maharashtrian food and
Maharashtrian attire was
the main attraction of
unit of our
enrolled 200 students for the
academic year 2015-2016, out of
which110 volunteers successfully completed
the 120 hours project work.
The major activities conducted this year were
Chaka Chak GTB Nagar [Swachch Bharat
Abhiyan], Health awareness program, Red Ribbon
Club project and Chalo English Sikhayen.
Swachch Bharat Abhiyan started with cleanliness
drive at GTB Nagar station. Our volunteers cleaned
and decorated the station walls. Chaka Chak
in which 70
program, Medical Checkup
rights Camp, Personality Development
which sessions were conducted during
included this Camp.
Ms. Kutaki Ranade Ms. Harshika Jain actively
and Prof. Meet Tara. On participated in University level
this occasion a film “We Are ‘Mega camp’ organized by
outsider” was screened for the the NSS cell, Govt. of India
students. from 05th to 11th Dec. 2015 at
in association Blood donation camp and
with Railway Thalassemia checkup camp Mr. Sajid Sayyad and
authority & BMC was was organized in the college in Mr. Lakhan participated in
organized at the GTB association with LTM Hospital State level camp on Disaster
nagar railway station. During & Think foundation. 135 bottles Management and Preparedness
this mahotsav awareness rallies, of blood were collected. Our ‘Avhan’ organized by the NSS
street plays and poster exhibition volunteers are also involved in cell, Govt. of Maharashtra from
were arranged on the railway malaria and cancer awareness 7th to 18th June 2015 at SNDT,
station. programs. They also helped Santacruz.
BMC during the pulse polio
A Road Safety Awareness programme. NSS unit in Ms. Roshani Gupta, Mr. Rajan
program was organised in association with NGO, MAVA Vishvakarma from our college
association with RTO, Mumbai and VACHA conducted various participated in a Leadership
on 20th Feb 2016. This program Gender sensitization programs Training Camp organized by NSS
comprised of guidance lecture by throughout the year. Cell, University of Mumbai, at
Mr. Uday Desai and Mr. Sanjay Swanand Yog Ashram, Badlapur
Mehetrewar, Ass. In- Charge, Our volunteers taught English from 14th August to 20th
RTO and an Awareness drive to the students of Guru Nanak August, 2015.
at GTB Nagar and Sion Station School, Priyadarshani School
Signal. and school at Kashele village.
To create awareness in the Various activities under “Chalo
community about HIV / AIDS, English Sikhayen” project was
screening of films, poster organised in association with
exhibition and street plays were Dharam Bharati Mission.
performed in the adopted area
i.e. Indira Nagar. Yuvak mela was A Special Residential Camp was
organized on the theme LGBT organized at Kashele Village from
erforming Arts Circle plays an important
role in creating a holistic environment
Pfor the students. It provides a platform
for students to express their artistic side. 18
students from the college participated in 48th
Youth Festival organised by University of Mumbai
in S.M Shetty College, Powai. Dandiya is a major
event conducted by the Performing Arts Circle
in the college every year. The college also has
a dance academy where students learn semi-
classical dance forms. Various competitions like,
monoacting, mimicry, singing, solo dance, group
dance, skit and fashion show were conducted
in the college throughout the year. 292 students
participated in intra -collegiate cultural festival, Kala
Utsav which was held on 21st January 2016.
Kotak Mahindra Pvt. Ltd,L.I.C Ltd,
Accenture Pvt. Ltd, InfosysPvt. Ltd,
Neon lab Ltd,Syntel Pvt.Ltd,Pi-
tech Pvt. Ltd, IITM Pvt. Ltd,Bloom
Energy India Ltd.,Skyland tours
& Travel,Stemcyte India Pvt.
Ltd,WiproLtd, Ecentric Pvt.Ltd
and Karnani associates took part
in the campus placement drive. In
the academic year 2015-16, 62
students were placed in reputed
he main endeavour of the
Placement Cell is to get
Tstudents placed in reputed
organizations, NGO’s and private
The Placement cell of the
college conducted number of
campus placement drives for the
students. Companies like L&TPvt.
Ltd,TCSPvt. Ltd, HDFC bank Ltd,
n keeping with the mandate
given by the IQAC and
Irequirement of NAAC a
Research Promotion Committee
has been constituted in the
college with the following
Objectives:- • Information about various
• Institutional promotion of conferences, seminars being
faculty participation in research organized were communicated
• Participation of students in to teachers
research activities • Forms were obtained from
• Development of research University of Mumbai and
facilities in the campus distributed to teaching faculty to
• Departmental recognition of register for PG teaching.
research centers • Teachers were guided in
• Encouraging faculty research the submission of research
projects proposals to UGC and Mumbai
The committee took the following • A dedicated fund of
steps to strengthen research in Rs 1,00,000/- is made The following Research Projects
the college: available as seed money by were obtained in 2015-16:
• Information about various the management for taking up • Dr. T. Ramraj (Dept. of
funding agencies were research projects. Commerce) – Mumbai University
disseminated among teachers • An amount of Rs. 20,000/- Minor Research Project
has been utilized in giving – Rs 26,000.
Research paper writing grants • Dr. Charuta Vaidya (Dept. of
by the management to teachers Botany) – Mumbai University
who have published papers. Minor Research Project
– Rs 25,000.
• Mr. Karthik Krishnan (Dept. of
Chemistry) – Mumbai University
Minor Research Project
– Rs 25,000.
• Mr. Swapnil Kosalge (Dept. of
Physics) – Mumbai University
Minor Research Project
– Rs 42,000.
our college. Adjunct Professor in Chemistry
Dr. Nadkarni was invited as a Chief guest for
this occasion. A Newsletter “Science Bulletin”
containing articles written by science students was
released on this day.
Students of the Undergraduate Research
Programme “Anveshan” were also felicitated on
he activities organized by the Science
Association includes various competitions,
Tvisits, exhibition and publication of Science
Theme based science rangoli and poster
presentation competitions were organized on 25th
On the occasion of National Science day, 25
students and 2 committee members visited BARC
to participate in their celebration.
National Science day was also celebrated in
sports meet and indoor
throughout the year.
The committee also
participation of students
in the different sports
events held outside the
college at University
level. Boxing, Taekwondo and
Free Coaching is Hockey.
provided for Football, The Sports unit actively
Cricket, Kabaddi, participated in Chaka
chak Koliwada at
station and created
awareness about need
for fitness and healthy Feb 2016. Our hockey
lifestyle. team won silver medal
The College also and five students were
hosted the Inter selected to represent
collegiate women Mumbai University in the
hockey tournament Inter University hockey
and selection trail for tournament.
the Mumbai University The annual sports meet
team from 9th to 12th which was held on
22nd and 23rd Dec.
2015 saw student
participation in large
This Committee is constituted with the objective of conducting Certificate course, Diploma programmes,
online courses and other enrichment programmesto supplement the curriculum.With the efforts of the
committee the following programmes were conducted successfully during 2015-16.
1) Computer Basic Skill Course. 8) Certificate Course in Financial Market.
2) Tally Certificate course. 9) Diploma in Business Management.
3) Online Courses Guidance. 10) Diploma in Marketing Management.
4) Diploma in Accounting. 11) Diploma in Accountancy & Book Keeping.
5) Certificate course in Banking & Finance. 12) Certificate Course in Travel & Tourism
6) Under-graduate Research programme. Management.
7) Certificate Course in English speaking. 13) Grow your Skill – A continuing venture.
14) Saral Hindi.
he committee took various occasions to enlighten our students about
the aims and objective of the Women Development Cell. It borrowed a
Tlittle time from teachers from their regular lecture to enhance the incipient
knowledge gained by not only our girl students but boys as well who have to
The committee participated zealously in the sprucing up of G.T.B Nagar station
an endeavor of the college. Our volunteers spoke to the women commuters
and enhanced their knowledge of women’s safety and other issues related
to women. Our girls who we have been training for self-defense arts gave a
demonstration of these in front of women commuters who appreciated them.
A self-defense workshop was arranged for students on 28th Nov, 2015.