The Management Association in collaboration with the Incubation Cell organized a One Day Seminar on the topic “Intellectual Property Rights”. Dr. Vijay Kumar Shivpuje, a reputed member of the National IPR Council, conducted the session.
Dr Vijay started the seminar by talking about what IPR actually is and explained it’s importance in the real economy. The seminar was very interactive and informative. Students were highly intrigued with the way Dr Vijay taught the various aspects of the rights to protect their brain child. He also spoke about how startups could benefit the most out of IPR and how it could boost a business.
The different types of Intellectual Property Rights like Copyrights, Geographic Indications, Industrial Design, etc. He used real life examples to make the understanding of the subject at hand better. He also cited his own experiences to help explain the working of IPRs too. The basics of filing IPR, why it is essential, etc were also discussed.
Another topic that was highlighted was Patents and Patent Rights. The importance of patents was discussed along with the procedure of filing, its requirements and benefits.
The seminar concluded with an interactive Questions session where all the students asked their questions and doubts regarding IPR. Dr Vijay made sure everyone went back with a proper knowledge of IPR.
PCACS B.M.S. department organized an International Seminar on “Innovation in Management and Social Science” on 24th February, 2020 at 11 a.m., in association with CISI. The idea behind this seminar was to guide the participants to have innovative ideas and techniques developed.
Prof. Deepika Sharma Vice Principal of PCACS delivered an introductory speech to welcoming the Guest of Honour and key speaker of International Seminar Prof. Subba Rao. The introduction of the seminar was given by Principal, Dr. C.A. Gajanan P. Wader, after which the guest lighted the lamp. Dr. Aarti Sukheja IQAC coordinator gave a brief information about the quality standards required to generate innovative practices in colleges.
The Guest of Honour was Prof. Subba Rao is an Ex-Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice–Chancellor, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management in India and other countries for more than 40 years. He published 103 Research papers in National and International Journals, 25 Research and textbooks in Commerce and HR Management.
Prof. Subba Rao enlightened the participants on how innovation is different from invention and various ideas to adopt innovative practices. “Change before the change changes you” was the tagline with which Prof. Subba Rao concluded the seminar by saying, “There is a need of followers to recognize the significance of leaders”. Also that we need to keep ourselves informative about the changes and development taking place around us. The seminar was highly informative and interactive. The Seminar ended on a happy note with all the participants having a clear idea about Innovative ideas, Social Science needed in a Management sector and also how to generate business ideas to start a Start–up of their own.
Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science, New Panvel celebrated Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti on 20th February, 2020. It was a great honour to celebrate this day. An exhibition was organised to give information about various forts.About 150 forts were covered in an exhibition. Lots of students participated.Students were wearing traditional costumes. There were events like powada, Dhol tasha pathak, Lazim, Lathi kathi etc.
CONSORTIA – Transforming minds, Translating Ideas-An Intercollegiate Biotechnology Fest organized by the Biotechnology Department of Pillai College
CONSORTIA – The Intercollegiate Biotechnology fest was organized by the Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Association for the UG and PG students of Biotechnology on 18th February, 2020 in the campus of Pillai college, New Panvel. The fest was organized with the goal of providing a platform to the students of biotechnology for exchanging ideas and showcasing their extraordinary talents and skills. The events were organized with an aim to inculcate research culture in the young minds, helping them to create their own learning experiences and innovations, just as scientists do in the real world.
The program unfolded with the inauguration by the Chief Guest for the event-Dr. Mansee Thakur, I/c Director & Asso. Prof. (Biotechnology). MGM School of Biomedical Sciences, Navi Mumbai. She has completed her PhD in Medical Biotechnology and has been associated with MGM Institute of Health Sciences since the past 10 years as the Head of the Department for M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology. Currently her thrust area of research is to develop a handheld MGM-TB Detection System (MGM-TBDS) in service of India and is actively working to understand the mechanisms and toxicity studies for various nanoparticles.
The program was set in motion by the first event that was organized which was called ‘Catch Phrase’. In this event, the students had to participate in a pair where one participant reads a name, phrase or process and the other participant in the pair will try to guess the clue. The twist was introduced when it was told that the conveyor could use all other words than the actual name, phrase or process. This game took all the brainstorming one could put in.
The next event organized was called ‘Picsophilic’. In this game, the participating students would be tested on their photography and creative skills. The theme given was ‘FRIENDSHIP’. The students had to participate individually, and a theme or topic would be disclosed to them then and there. The participants had to click pictures that best depicted or described the topic given and they would be judged on the showcasing of their skills. The Judge for the Event was Mrs. Akshata Narkar who has a master’s degree in mass communication and Journalism and used to work as a Project Manager in an advertising firm before she took teaching to be her full-time profession.
The third program organized was called as ‘Biorangoli’. The students had participated in pairs and had to make and present their Rangoli on the theme given to them on an area allotted consized to 1m×1m. This could be put as the most artistic, innovative and creative event for the day as the themes given to them were Ecology and Physiology. The judge for this event was Prof. Vidya Mohd who has completed her M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Department of Life Sciences, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon and has a teaching experience of almost 12 years. She was the Coordinator for the Department of Biotechnology in Vispute College for 2 years and is currently working as the Vice Principal in Vispute College.
The fourth event for the day was ‘Labathon’ in which also a team of two students had to participate and were given different Laboratory based tasks which had to be completed one after the other. The team which manages to complete all the tasks with perfect technique in the shortest possible time would be declared as the winners of the task. Here, all the years of hard work and technique perfection of the students was put to test.
The final event for the day was ‘Luck Ladder’ in which the event was even more amusing than what its name suggests. Here, the students had to participate in a team of three people. This game could be called as ‘A twisted version of Snakes and Ladders’ as each step consists of a twist in the form of a question. One player from each group would perform on the field and not more than a minute would be given to each contestant to answer the questions. If the question had not been answered, a task was given to the group to perform which could be nicknamed as ‘lifelines’ in the game. After the number 70 on the board, the option of lifelines was taken away and all that was left was answering the asked questions. A ladder would take you ahead without a question and a snake would take you down from wherever you stood. The first team to reach the number 100 would win the game.
After the concluding of all these games, the students that had participated and won were rewarded with certificates and cash prize. That’s how another beautiful and fruitful day had come to its end.
On 18th February 2020, B.Com. Department in association with, Student Welfare Department, University of Mumbai organized an International Conference on the topic “Innovative practices in Commerce, Management and Technology”. The basic idea was to share the innovation thoughts and give a platform to the researchers, academicians and students. Dr. Mridul Nile from University of Mumbai, Member of Senate, was the speaker of the Session. Mr Taher Dawoodwala was the Guest as industry expert from International domain. There were 17 paper presentations from academicians of different colleges and students also presented the research papers. There were 33 participants who were present and showed keen interest in the conference, which made the conference a new learning platform and exploring the innovative practices in the field of commerce, management and technology. The topics taken up by the presenters included Green Banking, Investment Pattern of youth in Navi Mumbai, Corporate Social Responsibility, Effects of Social Media, Recent Trends in E-Commerce and other such interesting papers on the given subject. The session ended with a positive note of taking back the knowledge and strong confidence among the students to take up preparation of more research. The presenters were provided with the Journal containing their research paper and the certificate of participation and presentation. Also, the participants were provided the certificate of participation.
Convocation Ceremony for the Class of 2019 was organised in a grand way on 15th February 2020 at Pillai Campus.
The chief guest of the ceremony was the inceptor of Percept EMC and SUNBURN Festival, Mr. Shailendra Singh who amazed the audience with his positivity & energy during his Convocation address.
The convocation was celebrated in a traditional way as “MES” completed its glorious 50 years with our students dressed in white kurtas & churidars.
The N.S.S. unit in association with Health Department participated in the world’s largest walkathon against blindness ‘Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya’ organized by Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute, One Vision Health and Research Foundation on 9th February, 2020. Our students participated across all the competition and henceforth the N.S.S. unit won the first prize in maximum participation. Dancing is another form where our students left no stone unturned. The official dance group of our college left the judges and audience to applaud loudest for them. Undoubtedly, they won the Best Dance Performance Award. All these efforts were highly appreciated by the celebrities supporting the social cause of fighting against blindness.
On 3rd February, 2020 Bottle Gardening activity was held. The members of the Nature’s Club showed their active participation towards the bottle gardening. Around 10 members participated in the activity. The event begin with the division of members into groups and each group was assigned specific work such as cutting the bottles and wires, soil replacing, hanging bottles etc. After cutting the bottles and filling soil in it various plants such as money plants, etc were placed in bottles. The structured bottle gardening gives a beautiful look to the Pillai College Campus.