"Science is that which relies on Empirical evidence and can be proved"
Said the world renowned Space Scientist, Dr.Anil Bhardwaj, Director, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, on March 25, 2019, in reply to a question "what perspective of science and technology needs to be promoted at school level-science and technology as a collection of various facts and miracles or the scientific methods through which we can test the explanations we give?"
"Yeh Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mars"
Quoted Dr.Anil Bhardwaj, Director, Physical Research Laboratory, referring to the witty advertisement of Amul published in 2014 as an apt remembrance of successful launching of India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)-which includes Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser (MENCA) on which he worked extensively.
He proudly recollected how India, became the first Asian nation to reach the Mars orbit and First Nation in the world to do so in its first attempt. This was possible only due to a dedicated team of professionals working day and night at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and due to the supportive environment available for science and technological research and development in the country.
Dr. Bhardwaj was delivering a lecture on "Indian Planetary Missions: Challenges and Opportunities" at a day long Science Outreach Program organised jointly by PRL, Ahmedabad, and Vidya Bhawan Society, Udaipur, at the VB Auditorium today.
He gave a background of ISRO and PRL and their work related to study of the composition, dynamics, formations, interrelations, history of planetary systems and processes. In simple terms, and with the help of documentary films, he shared the details of Mangalyaan-1: India's First Interplanetary Mission including, the objectives of the mission, the phases, the challenges faced in each phase for example, payloads, tracking the launch and the mission, spacecraft autonomy, handling power systems, testing of sub systems during launch, propulsion into the Mars orbit, handling the idling engine, etc. Similarly he discussed the launch and challenges related to Chandrayan-1.
He shared details of Chandrayaan-2, India's second mission to the Moon which will be a totally indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover as well as Aditya-L1 (Langrangian point) mission to study the Sun.
He motivated, and apprised the under graduate and post graduate students about the facilities and opportunities (scholarships/internships) available at PRL for research in fundamental science.
In his welcome address, Shri Ajay Mehta, President, Vidya Bhawan Society, traced the history of VB and its ethos and role in national reconstruction pre and post independence. He shared VB has always strived to create an openness in students by building and promoting qualities of scientific temperament, responsible citizenship, self reliance, critical thinking. Language was never a barrier for learning and its approach has been to promote equity and equality. He expressed hope that such programs would continue, and go a long way in inspiring students to become scientists and infuse new vigour to scientific research and development in the country.
Dr.Suraj Jacob, CEO, Vidya Bhawan, lauded Dr.Bhardwaj's abilities to communicate high level science in the spirit of adventure before the students and praised how, through 'effective science communication', he easily reduced the otherwise existing hierarchies between scientists/science professors/teachers and students. He stressed that science can be improved through two way communication with children.
While the first half of the day comprised lecture, question-answer session, in the second half, movies on space science were screened by Dr.Ramit and Dr.Bhuvan of USO followed by an interesting round of question answers with the school and college students.
An exhibition was set-up at the venue wherein, VB students and USO research scholars displayed charts and presented short videos related to the solar system.
The program, which certainly created a buzz of curiosity among the students was coordinated by Dr.Anil Mehta, Principal, Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic College and facilitated by a joint team of VB and USO representatives. It is hoped that this partnership will continue and benefit the society at large.
The Vastu Pooja of the newly built Mechatronics Building was performed on 26th Jan 2019. Officials of VB Society were present on the occasion.
For all round and holistic development of students the Polytechnic conducted a sports week in the month of January, 2019. Field and track events like cricket, volleyball, kabaddi, 100 meter race, 400 meter race, cycle race, long jump, javelin throw, discus throw, shot put for boys and carom, badminton, 100 meter race, three legged race, discus throw, spoon and marble race, cricket ball throw for girls were organized. Around 250 students participated in the events.
On World Toilet Day the 16th Community of Research and Practice Seminar Series on “Sustainable Water Resource and Sanitation Management” was conducted in collaboration with the Polytechnic, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and SCI-FI Sanitation. The series seeks to provide platform for discussing the experiences of the researchers and practitioners on urban sanitation. Presentations were given by Ms. Neelima Khetan, Mr. Ambarish Karunanithi, Mr. Abhinav Kumar, Dr. Anil Mehta and Mr. PK Singh providing insights on the achievements in Udaipur with regards to waste water management and fecal sludge management.
The Polytechnic organized a seminar on world food day Senior IFS officer shri Venkatesh Sharma, Prof. Monika Dave from M.G. College, Former officer of EPRO Pallav Dutta expressed their views on food safety , zero hunger, climate change due to wastage of food, nutrition etc.
To establish amity and harmony among seniors and juniors Fresher’s Day and Fete named ‘Meljol’ was organized. The new entrants were welcomed with colorful cultural programs. To promote planning, management and marketing skills and business tactics in the students, a ‘Meljol Fair’ was organized on the eve of Fresher’s Day. Stalls of eatables and games were set up by students and faculty.
The Polytechnic celebrated Gandhi-Shastri Jayanti in the form of Cleanliness Drive. The toilets, verandah, porch was cleaned by the students. A small interactive discussion on Cleanliness was done after the campaign.
An essay competition was also conducted on “Science and Technology: A Gandhiyan Perspective”.
On the initiative of Board of Control Member, Sh. Salil Singhal, Vidya Bhawan, Sarswati Singhal Foundation (SSF) and Bosch Banglore have entered into an MOU to set up Mechtronics Centre in the premises of Vidya Bhwan Polytechnic. The first batch will start in the month of Janurary 2019. The Center would provide six monthly (for ITI pass outs) and three monthly (for diploma students) skill enhancement trainings in Mechatronics. The SSF is establishing the center.The training modules etc would be on the part of the Bosch. This is the first Mechatronics Center of Rajasthan. In this regard, five faculty members attended a fifteen day training session at Bosch Training Centre, Bangalore. The construction work of the building is in progress.
Every year students develop innovative projects where they apply knowledge and skill earned; and thus transform their class room, lab and workshop learning into socially useful and productive applications. The final year batch 2017-18 developed innovative projects in order to contribute towards making of Smart City. The important projects are as follows:
i) Smart Garbage Management System: In order to clean the dustbins regularly and timely and to get rid of overflowing dustbins, the students made a project which detects the level of garbage in the dustbin with the help of Sensor System; it further informs the authorized control room through GSM system when the garbage bin is about to fill along with its location.
ii) Smart City Non Parking Zone Detection & Control: To avoid traffic jams and to prevent parking violation, students developed Smart City Non Parking Zone Detection and Control System. When vehicle parked in unauthorized parking area, the RFID reader identifies its number plate and sends a warning message to the owner. If the vehicle is not removed from there, it sends the message to the control room. The control room then sends the message to the nearest police station for further action.
iii) Smart City Traffic Management in Emergency: To avoid stucking of emergency vehicles like ambulance or fire brigade in traffic jams, the students developed a system to control the timing of traffic signals using Microcontroller. In case of emergency, the driver can turn the switch of the transmitter circuit placed on the vehicle. The receiver circuit placed on the signal poles gets signal and changes the traffic lights to clear the path for the emergency vehicle.
iv) Helping Hands of Udaipur: It is an Android application which provides user to get a facility of a domestic worker with the help of internet at any place and support the domestic workers to get appropriate household jobs.
v) The Smart Study: It is software which can be used to guide the parents to find the nearest government and private school. It also provides the information regarding vacant seats, fees, hostel facilities etc.
vi) Self-Driving Car Using IBM Watson: To train and instruct the Chatbot (self driving car) to make it work perfectly according to ones requirement, students created a Chatbot using the cognitive skills of IBM’s super computer Watson and its Service Conversion API.
vii) Smart Arduino Based Charging System for Smart Car: To charge the battery of Electric Vehicle, the students developed a wireless car charging station which controls charging using wireless module. It uses electromagnetic energy. The charging command is also given wirelessly to the station. One requires to select price and enter into remote control which transmits the specific signal code and Arduino generates a particular signal for specific time as per selected price and the relay provides electric signal to the coil which generates electromagnetic waves and another coil mutually induces voltage to charge the battery for specific time automatically.
Inauguration of IRI classes at JK tyre industry kankroli
Yoga and Cleanliness Drive Conducted
The first round of sports was conducted from 22 nd -24 th December 2017. Matches of Volley ball, Kabaddi and Carom were conducted and approximately 300 students witnessed the event.
While, the second round of sports was conducted from 11th to 13th January, 2018. Various competitions were held like 100 metre race, 400 metre race, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw, long jump, cycling, tug-of-war for boys and 100 metre race, cricket ball throw, spoon and marble race, three- legged race for girls. Students participated in the events with great zest and zeal.
The SSF has awarded special scholarships to the students of Second Year. The scholarships were awarded to the students in a ceremony on 15th January 2018 in the presence of Sh. and Smt. N.N. Agrawal, faculty members and parents of the recipients of the scholarship.
February 11, 2017, Excellence is not a skill; it is an attitude. Merely knowledge and talent could not bring and sustain success. It is attitude which decides success. Attitude is a better predictor of success than IQ. This was stated by Commander Pratap Singh Mehta, Veteran, Indian Navy, while addressing engineers and lecturers at the Polytechnic.
“People often confuse themselves with the thought that excellence is all about talent. However, excellence is not about talent alone. In fact, a major portion of excellence has nothing to do with talent; it is what you do with talent that counts. Beyond a point, it is attitude that counts way more than talent”, he said.
Through various hands on exercises and real life examples, Mehta underlined that having abilities like being smart inspires confidence only while the going is easy, the deciding factor in life is how we handle setbacks and challenges.
“In the tech era the presumption has been that intelligence beats every other human attribute. But, intelligence is more of an advantage when things are going well than when they are not. “It is very good at keeping us out of trouble, but not necessarily as beneficial when we find ourselves already under it and more primal or emotional attributes are required”, He said.
Mehta appealed everyone to get out from fixed mind set and have growth mind set. “People with a growth mind set welcome setbacks with open arms”, he expressed.
While explaining the need of Affective Domain in Teaching, Mehta explained that major portion of excellence has nothing to do with talent. Beyond a certain point, talent or ability is the most useless virtue to possess. It is what you do with talent that counts. Beyond a point, it is attitude that counts way more than talent.
The affective domain plays an undeniable important role in education. Affective domain is a great method that utilizes learning skills which are predominantly related to attitude and emotional (affective) processes.
February 20, 2017, A one day workshop on Social Network Platform ‘Verdentum’ was organized in the Polytechnic. 26 year old Rohit Pothukuchi, developed a social network platform ‘Verdentum’ which is essentially a technology tool allowing organizations to launch, coordinate, and collect data on projects. Verdentum also has social networking capabilities and collaboration tools to ensure that everyone working on your project/involved with your project has the ability to communicate/view progress, from donors down to volunteers. This was informed by Dr. Vijay Pothukuchi, Rohit’s father, a corporate leader and a management researcher with over 30 years of association with multinationals in the USA, India and East Africa, while speaking in seminar at Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic College, Udaipur on Saturday.
A one day workshop on Industrial Automation was conducted by the Department of Electronics Engineering. Technical Expert from Vision Automation Group Mr. Arpit Siyal imparted the basic fundamentals of Microcontrollers, Relay and various types of Sensors such as Industrial Drives, PLC, SCADA Software, Human-Machine Interface, Respri Pie, AVR, and 8 Mega etc. and explained the techniques of machine-human interface. Students were also given a Relay based problem on circuit.
“Games and sports develop mental and physical strength, discipline and team spirit in students,” said Colonel Bhupendra Singh while addressing the students on the Annual Sports Meet ‘Aao Khelein’. Total 16 competitions were held like 100 meter race, 400 meter race, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw, long jump, cycling tug-of-war for boys and 100 meter race, cricket ball throw, spoon and marble race, three- legged race for girls. Students participated in the events with great zest and zeal.
The two day annual function of the Polytechnic ‘Tech Zest’ was celebrated with great enthusiasm. The chief guest of the event was Mr. Ravin Bhargav, Director, Perfect Thread and the event was presided by Sh. Ajay S. Mehta. Special guests were Ms. Pooja Kaul, Internationally renowned film maker, and Sh. G.P. Soni, President of Alumni Association. Various events as Quiz Competition, Treasure Hunt, Mehandi, Rangoli, Salad Dressing, Solo Song and Dance, Group Song and Dance were held. Prizes were given to students by guests in various categories for their achievements for session 2016-17.
Vidya Bhawan has always been sensitive towards social issues; and feels its social responsibility to think over social problems and suggest practical solutions. In this respect, a talk show was held at the polytechnic in the backdrop of the infamous Ruchita Murder Case. Renowned Clinical Psychologists from Geetanjali Medical College Dr. D.M. Mathur and Dr. Shikha Sharma, Sociologist from MPUAT Dr. Gaytri Tiwari, Advocate Sushil Kothari, Dr. Neha Damani, Dr. Deepti Sharma, Dr. Kaushal Soni, Jail Superintendent Preeta Bhargav, Police Officer Rajendra Jain and Ravindra Charan, educationist Dr. M.P. Sharma, Dr. Sushma Talesra, Dr. Kumud Purohit, Dr. Bhagwati Ahir exchanged their views on the topic. It was discussed that the reasons behind such crimes are frustration; over ambition; high expectations; defeats; disappointments; depression; and the sick mentality of the criminal; and blind faith and trust on others, false judgment of people, ignorance, and incautiousness on the part of victim.
The deep rooted mindset of the society should be changed. This could only be done through education and awareness. Moral values like respect to women, compassion for fellow beings, humanity must be instilled from childhood.
The Psychologists laid stress on including sex education in school education. Research should be done on the adolescence psychology.
The rearing and upbringing of children is the duty of parents and teachers. Parents should spend quality time with their children to develop healthy relationship and a healthy personality. Friendly relation and strong bonding should be established between parents and children. They should discuss with their children openly on the physical, mental, psychological and emotional changes.
The sixth sense or the feminine instincts is a god gift to women. It should not be left ignored or unnoticed.
To updates the parents with the academic progress of students a PTM was held and 250 parents attended the meeting. Several issues related to academics and holistic development of the students were discussed.
Badminton matches of girls’ singles were conducted and Manali Guhil of Ist year Computer Science swept the final match.
Technical workshops and visits are an integral part of technical education. To fulfill the objective, the Polytechnic conducted following activities:
1. One day workshop on Earthquake Resistant Structures
2. One day workshop on Concrete Mix Design
3. Visit of Super Specialty Wing at Maharana Bhupal Hospital.
4. One day workshop on Auto CAD and various softwares used in Civi Engineering.
The NSS unit of Polytechnic and ASG eye care center jointly conducted an eye checkup and consultancy camp in the college.
Six month Skill Development Programs on Data Entry Operator, House Wiring & Motor Winding, AC & Refrigeration Repairing, Beauty Culture and Mobile Phone Repairing began from 8th September 2016. 265 trainees have joined the training programs.
On 17th September 2016 league matches of Volley Ball were held between 12 teams. The 6 winning teams will compete in the finals.
Prof. Peter Patel, former Consultant on Business Management, an MBA from Insead Business School, France, Doctorate from University of Munich and great philanthropist based in London, visited the Polytechnic.
A one day workshop was conducted by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology on Career Orientation on CMS Technology and Mobile Application Development. Technical expert Tarun Soni from NIIT imparted information about latest technologies like Zomla, Drupal, .Net and Android Application Programming.
Fresher’s Day was organized on 30 September 2016. The new entrants were welcomed with colorful cultural programs. To incorporate planning, management and marketing skills and business tactics in the students for Start-up, a fair was organized on the eve of Fresher’s Day. Stalls of eatables and games were set up by students and faculty.
The Polytechnic, IEI & ISTE Student Chapter and Alumni Association jointly organized Engineer’s Day on 15th September 2016. On this occasion an Essay Competition on the subject “Falling Standards of Engineering Education’, a Poster Making Competition on ‘I Will Make Clean India’ and a Photography Competition on ‘Haphazard Ramps in the City’ were conducted.
Blood Donation Camp was organized on the 121st birth anniversary of the founder of Vidya Bhawan Dr. Mohan Singh Mehta. The camp was organized by NSS Unit of Polytechnic in collaboration with Mohan Singh Mehta Memorial Trust, Platinum Group, Mahaveer International and RNT Medical College. Students and staff donated 43 unit of blood. The students were motivated to study well and serve the nation.
Every year students make innovative projects by applying knowledge and skill earned; and transforms class room, lab and workshop learning into socially useful and productive applications. The final year batch 2015-16 developed innovative projects in order to contribute towards Smart City. The important projects are as follows:
1. The Radio Frequency Based Car Parking System allows only authorized RFID card holder to park vehicle at designated parking. This project idea will help in controlling unauthorized parking.
2. The Alcohol Detection System and Helmet Synchronized Two Wheeler Ignition are useful in controlling road accidents. If the driver’s breath has alcohol then vehicle will not start. Similarly without wearing helmet, the vehicle will not start.
3. The Voice Controlled Wheel Chair for Disabled Citizens moves forward, backward and sideways as per the voice command given.
4. On Line Guide Management System to help and guide tourists.
5. On Line Blood Control Management System for timely availability of blood.
6. Ultramodern Residential Complex which is energy efficient, livable, and sanitized.
Similarly, projects on water Over Flow Control, Sorting of Fruits and Vegetables on the Basis of Size etc. have also been developed. Most of students are from village/peri-urban area and their technical aptitude ensures positive outcome of Make in India mission of government of India.
The projects were highly appreciated by Sh. Somnath Mishra, IAS, Additional Commissioner of Udaipur.
The Alumni Association of VB Polytechnic celebrated its 50th Foundation Day on14May, 2016. The former students who had completed 50 and 25 years of Diploma were honored. Honorable Education Minister and former Principal Prof. Vasudev Devnani graced the occasion with his presence. Mohd. Aijaz and Pallavi Ameta were declared ‘Best Students’. Scholarships were conferred to meritorious, deserving and needy students.
The association has developed and established an alumni portal (www.puvisa.blogspot.in) to strengthen the alumni interaction in the areas of internships, expert lectures, career guidance and award of scholarships.
The first round of sports competition was held on 14th -15th January, 2016. Total 280 students participated in various competitions like 100 meter race, 4000 meter race, javelin throw, shot-put, cycle race, relay race, tug-of-war etc.
The second round of sports was held on 26th -27th Feb., 2016 in which like Cricket, Volley Ball tournaments were organized.
The Polytechnic celebrated its Annual Function ‘Techno Beats’ on 29th February, 2016. Colorful dance performances, songs, treasure hunt, quiz competition; hair style competition etc. marked the event. Chief Guest Mr. Ravindra Koka, President & COO, Intellect SEEC, Polaris Group Company, USA and India addressed the students. The speech was followed by Prize Distribution.
Indian multinational company M/s. Apollo Tyres Limited selected 17 students of Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic College on 2 July 2015 during a two days Campus Drive. All students are from Electrical and Electronics Departments, informed Dr. Anil Mehta, Principal, and Shri O.P. Sharma, Incharge of Placements. After a two year probation period, during which they will get Rs.1.25 Lakhs per annum, the students will be permanently employed with a starting package of Rs.1.75 Lakhs apart from other facilities provided by the company. They will work with Apollo Tyres Ltd. at Limda in Gujarat.
The selected students of VBPC are Anuraag Mukherjee, Raghuveer Singh Rathore, Mukesh Meghwal, Dhawal Solanki, Rajkumar Vaishnav, Pushpendra Singh Deora, Sunil Kumar Sahu, Nand Lal Dangi, Dharmendra Tasiwal, Vinayak Gupta and Keshav Deora from Electrical branch and Rajesh Kumar Khatik, Rahul Prajapat, Deepesh Paliwal, Sushil Kumar Soni, Devendra Menaria and Shubham Bhatnagar from Electronics stream.
The students went through written test and interviews, which were conducted by Shri Varun Mistry and Shri Sachin Jaiswal, Managers HR and Shri Parvez Diwan, Manager Productions of M/s. Apollo Tyres Limited.
A one day workshop on ‘Automation Technologies’ was organized by the Department of Electronics on 10th March 2016. 40 students were trained on PLC, Scada and Embedded Technologies by CAD, CAM Expert Ms. Akanksha Sharma.
Students of Post Diploma in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology of Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic were selected in the industry during campus interviews before final examination results. According to the Shri O.P. Sharma, Head of the Department, Bhuj (Gujarat) based M/s. Balkrishna Tyre Industries Ltd. selected Parvesh Kushlani, Prem Singh Solanki, Rameshwar Lal Pushkarna and Devilal Kumawat; and Jodhpur based M/s. Somi Conveyor Belting Ltd. selected Jitendra K. Jangid, Ghanshyam Didwania and Parikshit Vaishnav. Dr. Anil Mehta, Principal, informed that VBPC is the only polytechnic in India to run this course; the students are getting good placements in the industry which also speaks of the quality of the course.
The 'Sixth Sense Robotics Workshop' was organised at the College in collaboration with IIT Mumbai, Hellious and ARK Technosolutions on 26-27 March 2015. Students used the MatLab image processing tool to make ball follower robot, object detection robot and timer control robot. Workshop coordinators Mohd. Sikandar and Radhakishan Menaria gave training on Microcontroller, Ordino and MatLab softwares. Sourav Gurjar, Rekha Kumawat, Shreya Kumawat, Yash Shrimali and Ujjwal Gaur won the robotics compition.
Colourful presentations marked the annual function of Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic, which was held on 21 March 2015. Shri Ramesh Choudhury, former Chairperson of UCCI, said that youth should take initiative in the nation building process through literacy, skill development and sanitation. Shri Riaz Tehsin, President of Vidya Bhawan Society, urged the young engineers to weave noble ideas and volunteerism in their lives and to learn from the spirit, patience and perceverance of a spider. Dr. F.S. Mehta, Dean of Geetanjali Medical College and Prof. Arun Chaturvedi, former Dean of MLSU, also addressed the gathering. Shri Anil Mehta, Principal of VBPC, elucidated upon the contribution of Vidya Bhawan in technical education. Shri S.P. Gaur, former GM of HZL, Shri V.K. Ranka, former VP of Binani Cement and Shri Zahid Mohammad, former Labour Commissionar were also present.
The faculty and students of Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic donated 61 units blood on 20 February 2015. The NSS unit of VBPC, in collaboration with Blood Bank of RNT Medical College, Mahaveer International and Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta Memorial Trust, organised the camp in the College campus. Dr. Sanjay Prakash, Shri V.S. Bhandari, Shri Vardhman Mehta, Shri B.L. Khamesra former GM of AVVNL and Principal Shri Anil Mehta spoke to the students on the importance of blood donation. Shri Radha Kishan Menaria, In-charge of NSS, coordinated the camp where hemoglobin tests were conducted too.
A three day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp was held at the College. Students were motivated and made aware of various fields of entrepreneurship. The camp was organised in joint collaboration of National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEB) and RAJCON from 19-21 February.
Prof. Basant Maheshwari of the University of Western Sydney said that the young engineers can take to entrepreneurship with the available resources and some amount of calculated risk. Prof. R.C. Purohit, former Dean of CTAE, encouraged the students to be creative and positive entrepreneurs. Shri Harikant of District Industries Center and Shri Devendra Sharma, DGM, RAJCON informed about the government schemes for entrepreneurs. Principal Shri Anil Mehta and HoD Shri Prakash Sunderam deliberated upon the principles of entrepreneurship.
An overwhelming response from students and teachers of government schools was given to the initiative of a motivational Career Seminar on 'Options after Class X', which was organised by the Vidya Bhwan Polytechnic on 15 January 2015. Students threw a flurry of questions regarding opportunities and approach towards success, which were answered by motivational speakers Dr. Deepak Gupta and Shri Prakash Sundaram of the College and Shri V.K. Ranka, former Vice President of Binani Cement and CFO of VBS. The Vidya Bhawan Auditorium was packed with young participants who enjoyed, enquired and learnt about their future prospects. Shri Anil Mehta, Principal of VBPC invited the students to the College for guidance on self-employment and skill development trainings at free of cost.
An exhibition was held on the 151st Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekanand at the College on 17 January 2015 in collaboration with the Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari. Literature, photographs and paintings included various aspects of the life and thoughts of Vivekanand. Principal Anil Mehta, Kendra's Dr. Pukhraj Sukhlecha and Ramesh Chandra Kumhar addressed the students.
The year 2014 waved adieu with a cheer to Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic!
National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) adjudged Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic (VBPC) as an 'Outstanding Institution' in North India. At a function held on 30 December 2014 at NITTTR in Chandigarh, VBPC Principal Shri Anil Mehta received the 'Outstanding Institution Award' from Dr. A.K. Grover- Vice Chancellor of Panjab University, 'Padma Bhushan' Dr. K.K. Talwar, Dr.M.P. Pooniya- Director of NITTTR, Shri P. Shashi Kumar- Dy. Secretary MHRD, and Dr.S.K. Dhameja- Chairperson of the Awards Committee. VBPC was selected from amongst the four and a half thousand technical institutions of eight states, namely J&K, Delhi, Haryana, Panjab, Uttarakhand, U.P., Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and UT Chandigarh. The Award was judged on the basis of the activities and achievements of the institutions in the past three years.
It may be noted that VBPC was awarded the 'Best Polytechnic' in North India for the year 2002-03.
A function for fresher' s in Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic was organised on 8 December 2014. Shri Riaz Tehsin, President of Vidya Bhawan Society said that technicians with a sense of greater good and environment protection; and easy access to useful technology can solve many problems around the world. Shri Anil Mehta, Principal of VBPC, welcomed the new students and guests, which included representatives of Milinda & Bill Gates Foundation Ms. Linda Peterson, Ms. Dipika Elani and Ms. Madhu Krishna. Students gave vivid cultural presentations.
The Annual Sports Meet of VBPC was held at the College grounds on 4-5 December 2014. Students took part in different track and field events with zest and gusto. Shri Anil Mehta, Principal, encouraged the students to participate with discipline and sporting spirit. Shri Prakash Sunderam and Shri Devendra Purohit, In-charges of the Sports Meet, declared the results. Please click on the link below to see the event-wise results.
Sports Meet Results-2014_VBPC.pdf
Shri Anil Mehta, Principal of Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic and Joint Secretary of Jheel Sanrakshan Samiti, was felicitated at Jaipur on 2 December 2014 for his contribution in conservation of lakes. Shri Mehta gave a presentation on lakes and explained the need to demarcate the lakes on the basis of Maximum Flood Level instead of Full Tank Level. He alleged that land mafia, bureaucracy and political parties are hand-in-glove in such faulty demarcation of lakes to fulfill their vested interests. This practice is destroying the delicate ecological balance of the water bodies. The islands in the lakes are shown separate land areas and are being sold to private parties. He urged the youth to raise the voice against commercial deals of natural resources.
Shri Mehta was awarded the 'Abhinav Samman' by the Abhinav Rajasthan organisation. Shri Ashok Chaudhary, Founder of Abhinav Rajasthan, assured that a thousand youth will keep an eye on the government programmes and public welfare schemes through RTI. Ten eminent persons were awarded the 'Abhinav Samman' for their contributions in different walks of life.
Shri Vasudeo Devnani, Education Minister of Rajasthan, said that quality of education will be enhanced by better communication, consensus and constructive approach. He was addressing a gathering at Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic on 10 November 2014. Shri Devnani released the latest issue of 'Navdrishti', the annual magazine of the College. Shri Riaz Tehsin, President of Vidya Bhawan Society, talked about the innovations in education at Vidya Bhawan. Shri Anil Mehta, Principal of VBPC, spoke on the role of teacher and student in sustainable socio-economic development. Engineer B.L. Mantri welcomed the guests and Engineer G.P. Soni, President of alumni association, gave vote of thanks.
A workshop on 'Sensitization of Youth on Gender based Violence: Training of Peer Educators Volunteers' was organised at the College on 14 October 2014. Participants emphasized that gender based violence can only be stopped by bringing a change in the mindset of the society towards women. Youth can take initiative to bring about this change. Institute's Ms. Kritika Vyas said that self reliance is a rights-based issue and the key for women empowerment. Like other rights based acts such as RTI, RTE and MNREGA etc., a Women Self-reliance Act should be passed. Shri Radhakrishan Menaria, Incharge of NSS, gave key information on various acts preventing violence against women at home, workplace, child marriage and female feticide and infanticide. Shri Satyadev Barhat, Director of Society to Uplift Rural Economy (SURE), Shri Anil Mehta, Principal of VBPC and Ms. Sonu Heerawat, Chairperson of Vishakha Committee also addressed the workshop.
A national workshop on sanitation was organised at the College in collaboration with the Center for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi on 20 September 2014. CPR's Shri R. Seetharaman and Shri Aditya Bhol said that total sanitation is an achievable goal. It requires coordination between the municipal corporation and community, and efficient management of resources. Shri Vibhas Mahapatra and Shri Ranjeet Singh gave presentation on the status of sanitation in Balasore, Odisha. Shri Anil Mehta and Dr. Bhagwati Tailor presented the study conducted in Udaipur with the help of GPS to ascertain 45 points, such as sewerage, solid waste, run-off water etc., which are of concern for sanitation. Around 19 thousand data thus gathered is being put in layers over the CartoSAT and ResourceSAT imagery of April 2014. This will bring out a comprehensive picture of the situation of sanitation in Udaipur and help in making a sanitation plan for the city. Those who participated in discussion include former Chairperson of RPSC Shri G.S. Tank, Dean of Geetanjali Medical College Dr. F.S. Mehta, Prof. Arun Chaturvedi, Engineer Shri B.L. Mantri and Shri N.K. Pancholi, Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Udaipur Shri Himmat Singh Barhat, SE Shri Shishirkant and Asst. Town Planner Ms. Ritu Sharma.
Excessive use of mobile and internet is having adverse physical, emotional and psychological impact on youth; though aged persons are also being affected, speakers observed at a seminar on the 'Impact of Mobiles and Social Sites' organised at Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic on 16 September 2014. The occasion was to celebrate Engineers Day.
Chief Guest and former Superintendent Engineer Shri G.P. Soni said that internet as a medium and the information available therein should be scrutinized and analyzed for creative use. Shri Anil Mehta, Principal of the College, presided over the Seminar.
Shri Akshat Sharma presented the paradox of social sites making people more un-social and thus adversely affecting sociality. Ms. Palomy Sanyal was of the opinion that a counseling center should be made for people addicted with mobile and social sites in Udaipur. Shri Jayesh Rathore expressed views on the effect of these new age communication tools on the education of the youth. The programme was conducted by Shri Amit Kushwaha and vote of thanks was given Shri Mohd. Sikandar.
Pass-outs of the final year were given Farewell at the College on 10 September 2014. Principal Shri Anil Mehta said that over 55 students have been selected during campus interviews this year. It is a mark of the quality education given at the College; and reaffirms the fact that students can achieve desired goals by acquiring knowledge and skills and working with honesty and commitment. Architect and former student of the College Shri B.L. Mantri appreciated the efforts of the College in educating young students into becoming good engineers. President of Old Students Association Shri G.P. Soni stressed upon the process of continuous learning for the young engineers and welcomed them as members of the Association. Former Principal Shri B.L. Jain also addressed the gathering. The programme was conducted by Ms. Deepika Bairwa. Shri Prakash Sundaram gave the vote of thanks.
An expert lecture session was organised by VBPC on 3rd May, 2014. Mr. B.P. Joshi, Executive Engineer, delivered a lecture on R.C.C. and answered to queries of students.