International Conference

A step for “Resurgence” in the field of Education and Research

Participation in organizing international conference


The present scenario of education in the nation needs resurgence so as to make it inclusive as well as globally competitive. Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal (BSM) is a colloquium , working in the Education domain for awakening patriotism, nationalism and transforming “future generation” into “future Nation .  BSM has five dimensional functional verticals: Research, Awareness, Training, Publication and Organization. The BSM has come out with an idea of organizing an international conference with the theme ‘Research for Resurgence’ , most relevant to need. The main aim of the international Conference was to initiate a paradigm shift in research orientation so as to make it indigenous, holistic, integrated, meaningful and would contribute towards the betterment of the society by its applicability.

The conference was co-hosted with 5 universities from vidharbha and 2 premier national institute NEERI & VNIT. Dada Ramchand Bakhru Sindhu Mahavidyalaya has privileged to become Academic Partner in this movement. This was a visionary decision, leading  strong footprint in the direction of collaboration and association in the field of research in the years to come.

The opening year encompasses two events:

1 a workshop in institute campus and

2 organizing international conference at VNIT.



Honourable Vice chancellor Dr. S.P. Kane addressing pre-conference, Chairman SHVS Dr. Vinky Rughwani, National Secretary BSM Dr. Aravind Joshi, President SHVS Shri H R Bakhru, Convenor ICRFR2016 Dr. Chakradeo and principal Dr. K J Cherian on dias.

A ceremonial MoU signing program between DRB Sindhu Mahavidyalaya & BSM was organized in the institute Auditorium, on 20th Aug 2015 in presence of Honourable Vice chancellor Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Dr. S.P. Kane. The ceremony was followed by a daylong workshop on ‘Concept of Research & Resurgence’.

On this  occasion Honourable Vice chancellor Dr. S.P. Kane, emphasized on lacking social and national relevance in research. He said “it’s high time to come together and device objectives and modalities of research”. He appreciated the efforts and vision of SHVS management along with principal for the proposal. Earlier Honourable Vice chancellor was felicitated by offering shawl and shrifal at the hands of Shri H.R. Bhakhru, President, SHVS. He witnessed maiden MoU signing ceremony between Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal and D.R.B. Sindhu Mahavidyalaya for academic association. Dr. Aravind Joshi signatory for BSM introduced Shikshan Mandal’s working while Dr. K.J. Cherian signatory for DRB Sindhu illuminated contributions of institute in the society and academics. Chairman SHVS, Dr. Vinky Rughwani appreciated need of ‘paradigm shift’ in research mind-set and extended complete support for conference.

In the interactive workshop Dr. Ujjwala Chakradeo, convener on international conference illustrated particulars while Shri. Mukul Kanitkar enthralled more than 40 participants on ‘Education & Research’. The faculty members from DRB Sindhu expressed their views wholeheartedly and session ended with step towards ‘Change’. Shri H. R. Bakhru in presidential address cherished motto behind pre-conference & conference. He assured co-operation for ‘together working on the noble issue’ not only for the conference but in extended domains.

The programme was compared by Dr. Rajkumar Khapekar and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Vishwajit Pendsey. Faculty members Dr. Kasbekar, Dr. Jisnani, Dr. Shinkhede, Dr. Hate, Dr. Bhute, Dr. (Mrs.) Poddar, Dr. Kashmiri,  Dr. Sonarghare, Dr. Mankar and team IQAC worked hard for the success of the program.

International conference:

The conference received overwhelming response with more than 530 participants,  45 vice-chancellors, policy makers and representative of corporate sectors covering entire India and 9 other nations. The conference  was organized on 11th , 12th & 13th February 2016 at VNIT, Nagpur where DRB Sindhu Mahavidyalaya was Academic partner. 

On day 1, four parallel  pre-conference symposia;

 ‘Naipunya-The researchers workshop’,

‘Sthapati- Indigenous Architecture’ in association with Council of Architects (India), ‘Manas- Indian Psychology Vision & Reach’ in association with Canadian Academic Partner &

‘Udyam- Symposium for Industry-Academia collaboration’ in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Most innovative event, ‘Udyam’, aspired to bring Industry and Academia together for a healthy discussion and evolve a long term productive road map for Industry academia collaboration. Mr. Ajay Mundhada, Vice- Principal presented institutes vision during interaction. Brainstorming session featured eminent panellists, R Gopalakrishnan – Director of TATA Sons Ltd and Rajeev Modi Chairman and Managing Director of Cadila Pharmaceuticals. Prominent views of Mr. Kiron Shah, Managing Director and CEO Velankani Group, Mr. Ramesh Kallidai, Ex Director Fujitsu Consulting India was inspiring and motivational.

The conference was inaugurated at the hands of Hon. Union Minister for Human Resource and Development Smt. Smiriti Irani  and Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis. Eminent educationalist Dr. Aniruddha Deshpande has delivered key note address.

Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis addressing  the conference (ICRFR2016)

HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani addressing  the conference (ICRFR2016)

DRB Sindhu Mahavidyalaya was privileged to organize first session on 12th Feb 2016, termed Aahuti 1. The session featured invited scholarly presentations of Shri Prakash Jawdekar on ‘Innovations in Education’ and Shri Madhave Chitale ‘Societal Participation in Research’.

 Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister for Environment, forest and climate change was welcomed & felicitated at the hands of Shri. H.R. Bakhru, President SHVS. The second presenter Shri Madhav Chitale, Prominent Irrigation expert was welcomed & felicitated at the hands of Shri. I.P. Keswani, General Secretary SHVS.  The session was conducted by Dr. Rajkumar Khapekar.

Shri H R Bakhru ji presenting a memento to Shri Prakash Jawdekar (ICRFR2016)

Dr. I P Keswani presenting Shawl to Shri Madhav Chitale (ICRFR2016)

The other sessions featured presentations of Dr. D.P. Singh Chairman NAAC, Dr. Anil Sahasrabuddhe Chairman AICTE, Dr. Guna Magesan Scientist Newzealand, Dr. Manohar Shinde Scientist USA, Shri Shailendra Mehta VC Surat, Dr. JTS Sinnadurai Advisor to Pm Malaysia, Dr. B. N. Jagtap Scientist BARC, Shri Madhavan Nair Ex director ISRO, Dr. Satish Wate ex director NEERI, Shri S. Gurumurthy , Ramesh Kaillidai U.K. Dr. Anand Paranjape Canada.

Purnahuti (Valedictory) function was addressed by Shri Nitin Gadkari Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping as Chief Guest.  Shri. V. K. Saraswat Member of Niti Ayog was Guest of Honour. Outcome and objectives to be achieved were discussed among participant in mukta charcha and Frame work for action was passed as conference resolution.

Dr. Vishwajit Pendsey presenting memento to Chief M Devendra Fadnavis in Satrarambha

Dr. Santosh Kasbekar felicitating Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari in Purnahuti

The team of faculty members from Sindhu Mahavidyalaya had long interactions with Dr. Madhavan Nair, Ex director ISRO, Shri S. Gurumurthy economist and corporate advisor, Dr D. P. Singh Chairman  NAAC. The team elaborated efforts and success level of Sindhu Mahavidyalaya in the direction of quality education, ISR and research. Team also recorded suggestions for excellence.  Dr. K. J. Cherian monitored every step and promoted institute as “progressive & only one of its kind” on the international platform. The institute shares responsibility of Quality research, participation of students in research and will conduct post conferences on various aspects in years to come.