Wednesday, 25 November 2020

A session on ‘Role of Women in Social work’ conducted at Kaveri College


The Department of Student Welfare in association with NSS organized a session on ‘Role of women in Social work’ on 31st October 2020. The session was organized on Google Meet platform because of Covid-19 pandemic. The resource person for the session was the alumna of the college, Ms. Asmita Pawar, Social worker, Centre for Youth Development Activity (CYDA). Ms. Asmita is a B.Com graduate and has completed her MSW from Karve Institute of Social Service. Mr.Nilesh Nemade, Programme officer welcomed the resource person and all the participants.  Dr. Jayshree Bangali, Student Development Officer introduced the programme.

Ms. Asmita Pawar highlighted the point during her talk that though it may seem difficult for women to undertake social work due to the tough schedules, environment and safety concerns, there is no discrimination between males and females in the area of social work. Both genders are given equal opportunities.

She gave inputs through her personal journey into social work, her mother’s encouragement towards her pursuing a career in social work, etc.

She also discussed the avenues in social work like counselling, rehabilitation, etc. She also encouraged the students to think of social work as a career option. She put an emphasis on the fact that in spite of working for several hours in the corporate sector this profession is the only one which gives maximum satisfaction to the mind and soul. 

Around 60 NSS volunteers attended the session. Mr. Nilesh Nemade proposed vote of thanks.



National Unity Day’ Celebration at Kaveri


The NSS Unit of the college celebrated National Unity Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on 31st October 2020. The event was organized on Google Meet platform because of Covid-19 pandemic.  Mr Nilesh Nemade, NSS Programme Officer introduced the programme. The oath on National unity and integration was administered by Mrs. Manasi Joshi, Assistant NSS Programme Officer and the students wholeheartedly took the oath and pledged to remain united.  A virtual session on the life of the ‘Iron Man of India’ was conducted. A video on the life of Sardar Patel was shown followed by an interactive discussion session. The life and times of Sardar Patel and his efforts in the unification of the nation was deliberated upon. 

Around 60 NSS volunteers attended the session. Ms. Sayee Kulkarni, member of NSS proposed vote of thanks.

A Session on ‘My Family My Responsibility’ at Kaveri

 NSS unit of Kannada Sangha Pune’s Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce organized a virtual session through Google meet platform on the topic ‘My Family My Responsibility’ on 17th October 2020. Ms. Sarita Chitodkar was the resource speaker for the session. She is actively involved in social service activities and counselling since last 14 years.

Mrs. Manasi Joshi, Assistant Programme Officer, NSS unit, introduced the event and welcomed Ms. Sarita Chitodkar, Resource Speaker, Dr. Ashok Agrawal, Principal, Dr. Muckta Karmarkar, Vice-Principal, Mr. Nilesh Nemade, Programme Officer, committee members and students.

Ms. Sarita Chitodkar, Resource Speaker for the day emphasized that all NSS volunteers should take the responsibility of their family members in this pandemic situation of COVID 19. Youth can bring favourable changes in the society. She also focused on the issue of mental and physical health during these difficult times. Students should take care of elderly as well as young family members.

Ms. Sayee Kulkarni, member NSS proposed vote of thanks.

More than 35 students were benefitted from this event.



Piyush Lachake’s achievement in ‘Redhat Ansible Fest -2020’

 Piyush Lachake from SYBBA(CA) of Kaveri College of Arts Science and Commerce had participated in ‘Command Line Heroes Trivia Quiz’ organized by ‘Redhat Ansible’ under ‘Redhat Ansible Fest -2020’ conducted on 13th & 14th October, 2020.

He scored 97500 points and stood ‘first’. He received an electronic voucher worth $20 as prize.

Principal of the College, Dr. Ashok Agrawal, Vice-Principal, Dr. Muckta Karmarkar and all the professors of the college congratulated him.

‘Vachan Prerna Din’ Celebration at Kaveri

 ‘Vachan Prerna Din' or Reading Day is celebrated on 15th October, every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of our revered former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who loved reading and writing. This day is observed so that students would understand the importance of reading and will be encouraged and motivated to develop it as a hobby.

On account of this occasion, the college library arranged a guest lecture by Ms. Vrushali Dandawate (Librarian, AISSMS College of Engineering, Pune, and DOAJ Ambassador India) on Thursday, 15th October 2020, at 12.30 p.m. on Google Meet virtual platform and YouTube Live.

 Mrs.Vrushali Dandawate guided the students on How to make optimum utilization of Open Sources.’ She explained in detail about scholarly communication crises and also the gold route and green route of publishing one’s own research paper. She also discussed in detail about DOAJ (Directory of Open access journals) and its workflow. She also shed light on understanding Predatory Journals. She also gave information about various open access websites like Google Books, Open Textbook Library, CORE, Econbiz, IntechOpen, etc. and learning platforms like Swayam, NPTEL, Coursera etc.

She also shared important links of free reading materials with the students.  She gave information about open source software available for librarians for developing library website and institutional repositories. 

On this occasion, Dr. A.M. Agrawal Principal, Kaveri College addressed the students. He remembered the great work of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He threw light on the continuation of education in this pandemic through online platform. He urged students to spend time in library. He said “wachal tar wachal”. Read, read and only read. He also recalled the children’s publications like Chandoba, Dharmayug etc.

Vice Principal Dr.Muckta Karmarkar, teaching and non-teaching staff members and students in large number attended the online session.

Ms.  Radhika Potdar student of T.Y.BA started the program by remembering Dr. Kalam’s  exemplary qualities.

 Mrs. Dhanashree Bhide, Librarian organized the session and proposed vote of thanks.

Monday, 26 October 2020

A Webinar on ‘Opening the Writer’s Toolbox’- Key Elements of the Writing Process at Kaveri College

 Kannada Sangha, Pune’s Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce- Faculty of Arts, Department of English organized a webinar on ‘Opening the Writer’s Toolbox’- Key Elements of the Writing Process on Monday, 19th October, 2020. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the webinar was scheduled on the online platform of Google Meet.

The session began with the address of Dr. Ashok Agarwal, Principal, Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce. The Principal’s address was followed by the address of Dr. Muckta Karmarkar, Vice-Principal and Head of the Department of English.  Mr. Abhinav Bhat, Faculty Member, Department of English introduced the speaker, Mr. Archit Joshi and welcomed him virtually.

Mr. Archit Joshi was the guest speaker for the day. Mr. Joshi, an alumnus of Kaveri College holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce. He is currently working as a technical content writer at LearnEd Studio. Besides, he is a published author, poet and a short story writer.  Mr. Joshi guided the participants on the techniques involved in the process of writing and publishing.  While explaining the techniques, Mr. Joshi asked the participants to “fall in love with ‘language’”, and explained the importance of language. He encouraged them to find the rhythm and music in language.  He also mentioned the importance behind understanding a story and dissecting it into parts. Mr. Joshi emphasized on writing evocatively and being authentic while writing.  He asked the participants to interact with people around in day-to-day life, and surround themselves with their heroes in order to develop the characters in the story. Also, he asked the participants to be themselves and tell stories that only they can tell. Mr. Archit Joshi also gave numerous tips to the participants on how to shape their stories, and on carrying out research during the process of story writing.  He also spoke about the editing skills required in order to write a successful story.  In the end, he shared his ideas on how one must go for publishing of his/her stories and gave the golden words, “never pay to publish” to the participants.

The session also included a ‘Question and Answer’ segment, where the participants interacted with Mr. Joshi and got their queries answered.

Ms.Gayatri Joshi, a student of First Year Bachelor of Arts, proposed the vote of thanks.

Around 80 participants from various fields including students, budding writers and teachers were benefited from this session.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Orientation Programme at Kaveri College


The General Orientation Programme of the academic year 2020-21 for First Year students and their parents was organized on Saturday, 3 October 2020 on Zoom virtual platform and live streaming of the same was done on Kaveri College You Tube channel. The programme started with the Deep Prajwalan and Vidyapeeth Geet. Dr. Muckta Karmarkar, Vice Principal introduced the programme to the students and parents. Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Head, Cultural Committee, gave a power point presentation showcasing College and its activities under different Committees, Cells and Clubs of the College. Four alumni, Ms. Harshada Khaladkar (BA), Mr. Piyush Joglekar (B.Sc. (CS)), Ms. Aditi Kumthekar (B. Com.) and Ms. Lavanya Srinivas (BBA-CA) shared their experiences while they were at the college and advised the new students to make full use of their years at Kaveri College.

Mr. Omkar Joshi, final year M.Sc. (CS) student of our college was felicitated for getting placed in a company named ‘Somic Ishikawa’ in Japan with a high profile job.

In his address, Dr. Ashok Agrawal, Principal, Kaveri College emphasized on the fact that all Kaverians believe in excellence as not a destination, but a journey. And the college believes in instilling proactive citizenship among the students. He assured the parents that their wards are in the right hands. He also said that it is the joint responsibility of the students, parents and teachers for the holistic development of students, and appealed the parents to devote time in the interest of the students.

Mrs. Malati Kalmadi, Secretary, Kannada Sangha in her address, gave a message to the youth by quoting Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, “have courage to think differently, have courage to travel the unexplored path, have courage to discover the impossible and conquer the problems and succeed”. She advised the students to set a goal in life and devote entirely for the accomplishment of the same. Not only academically, there must be all round development of the students, she reiterated. 

Mr. Kushal Hegde, President Kannada Sangha, Pune delivered the presidential address. In his speech, he introduced the parent body of the college- Kannada Sangha, Pune to the audience. He made all aware about the glorious 5 decades of fulfilling journey of Sangha in the field of education.

Dr. Jayashri Bangali, IQAC Coordinator proposed vote of thanks. Ms. Shweta Bhagat Natu, member, Cultural Committee compered the programme which concluded with Vande Mataram. The programme was witnessed by 1100 viewers comprising students and parents on the college YouTube channel.