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Events
YOGA DAY CELEBRATION
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Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of body and mind, thought and action, harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and wellness.

We, at Shri Bhagubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic, celebrated 3rd International Day of Yoga, 2017 on 21st June 2017 at 9.30 am.

The programme was co-ordinated by Mrs. A.A.Kulkarni. It was inaugurated by our Principal Shri. U. M.Kantute. In all, there were 30 participants from Faculty and Staff, who were benefitted by the session.

Mr. Sandip Narang from Samarpan Meditation Group enlightened the participants regarding the trace and importance of yoga. Participants were instructed to follow the demonstration of various aasanaas shown by yoga instructor. All the participants appreciated yoga session and the same was concluded with vote of thanks.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TECHNICAL TEACHERS
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One week ISTE approved Short term training program on “Professional Development for Technical Teachers’’ was organised by Shri Bhagubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic, Mumbai during 15th May, 2017 to 20th May, 2017. Total 34 teachers participated in the program. The program was inaugurated on 15th May 2017 at 9:30 a.m by our Chief guest Dr. S.K. Ukarande in presence of Dr. A.G. Patil and other dignitaries by lighting the lamp.

Dr. Puja Sukhija, Principal U.M. Kantute, distributing certificate to the participant and Chief Guest of Valedictory Program Shri V.D. Vaidya

Summary of the program:

Registration of all the participants for this STTP was started at 8:30 am on 15th may, 2017 and given training kits. After Inauguration and tea break our chief guest delivered the inaugural speech. 

 

THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) WORKSHOP
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The Electronics Department of the Shri Bhagubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic organized an in-house workshop on Internet of Things (IoT) for the upcoming Engineers of the Institute on 16th and 17th of February, 2017. In all 45 students participated in the workshop.

The workshop saw a number of Guest Lecturers and Alumina coming in and imparting their valuable knowledge with a gist of their priceless experiences. The program was formally inaugurated at the hands of the Chief guest- Prof. Dr.Prasad Joshi (HOD, Electronics, DJSCE) who introduced the students with the various platforms, designs and architecture which could be blended along with the IoT. A few of them being: Basic 8051 architecture, Arduino, Intel Galileo Gen2, Raspberry Pi and so on and so forth.

Next, was a lecture by 2 founders of UtopiaTech (an upcoming Start-Up) - Mr. Shashank Shah (Bhagubhai alumina) and Mr. Ayush Jain. They gave a brief idea on WHAT IS IoT and threw light upon the various protocols which can be used for communicating between various devices, which precisely is IoT. They also shared their Start-Up plans and discussed how they use IoT for their products.

 The second half of Day 1 was conducted by Mr. Bhavin Kamdar (Proprietors, EMBEDOS and a Bhagubhai alumina). He introduced the students with Arduino Nano - the environment that can be used for IoT. The students also got a Hands-On-experience with Arduino Nano and performed a small task to Blink LED.

Day 2 was a continuation of the practical session of day 1. It was again conducted by Mr. Bhavin Kamdar. He taught how to interface Arduino with internet using the ESP8266 module (Wi-Fi Module)-the first Step towards IoT. He demonstrated the AT-commands used for ESP.

The second half of day 2 saw Mr. Noorain Panjwani (student at VJTI and a Bhagubhai pass-Out). The young talent presented a live-Time epitome of IoT. The networking topics like- Servers and Clients, Topologies, Cloud computing were taken up gracefully by him. He discussed about his On-going Project- THE IoT Pipeline which was a great inspiration for the Students.

The workshop was concluded by a Vote of thanks to all the lecturers by faculty members of the Institute along with sharing of personal experiences of the students regarding the 2-day workshop.

CONVOCATION
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The 27th Convocation was held on 25th October, 2016. 388 students received Diplomas at the hands of Chairman Shri Pravin H.Doshi. Shri Achyut Godbole, Managing Director, Softexcel Consultancy Services was the Chief Guest.

The Staff and students of the Polytechnic as well as Invited Guests including the members of the Managing and Executive Committees of Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal. Board of Studies of the Polytechnic, Visiting Faculty and examiners, Industry Experts associated with the Institute, Principals of the other Polytechnics and Engineering Colleges, Officials from the Government and Parents of the recipients of Diplomas attended the Convocation. The program started with the invocation (prayer) by a group of students and staff of the Polytechnic.

Principal introduced the Chief Guest Shri Achyut Godbole and thanked him for accepting the invitation to be the Chief Guest to distribute the prizes and deliver the convocation address. He presented brief report on the progress of the Polytechnic. He then requested the Chief Guest to give away the Prizes, Scholarships and Trophies to the meritorious students. 

Juhu Beach Clean Up Drive
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Mechanical Engineering Department arranged a “Clean up drive” at Juhu beach on 16th September, 2016 for imparting the importance of Environmental Cleanliness to the first year students of Mechanical Engineering. The drive was conducted successfully under the efficient guidance of our faculty members Shri Ashok Chore (HOD - Mechanical Engineering Department), Shri Gajanan Badwe and Shri Girish Deshpande.

Essay Writing Competition
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Essay Writing Competition was conducted in the Polytechnic for the occasion of Rajya Maratrhi Bhasha Din 2017 on 27th February, 2017 . Approximately 35 students were participated in the competition.

Other Activities

-Festum-2K17, a fun-fair was organized by the Cultural committee of Shri Bhagubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic on 17th January 2017. This marked the beginning of the cultural events in the 2nd term of the academic year 2016-17. The event was organized in the Pravin Gandhi pavilion in the polytechnic premises. There were nearly 21 stalls put up by the students of which some were food stalls and the others were game stalls. The response to the event was very good going by the large number of students who were seen enjoying at the festival. There was competition amongst the stalls and three prizes were given.

-Computer Department has been conducted Pro-search workshop to give expertise for their final year project for VI CSE/IT students on 14/1/2017.

-An Expert session on ‘Projects in Embedded Systems’ for VIth Sem CSE & IT students on Tuesday, 10/01/2017 at 01:30pm in LR-IT by Mrs. Neeta Kadukar.