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Issue - 23

newsletter for students, alumni, and friends

March - 2019

In this issue: Cover Story | Campus NEWS | Highlight of the Month | Students Corner | Analepis | Contacts

Cover Story

International Women’s Day

"Don't let anyone tell you you're weak because you're a woman." -Mary Kom

Mothers, sisters, friends, guides...pillars of strength, oceans of knowledge, wise as the mountains. Women have been an intricate part of shaping up this world and everything that pertains to it. In An Exposition of the Old and New Testament, Matthew Henry says, “The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved”.

At Brainware University we are proud to have many such women who not only uphold this equality in merit and hard work but also provide this protection and love to one and all. With ceaseless efforts, selfless dedication and indomitable spirit, our teaching and non-teaching staff have toiled both for the development of the University as an academic institution as well as for an all-encompassing enhancement of the students. On this occasion of International Women's Day, we take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the women of our university for their inevitable contribution. Ranging from mentoring the young minds to maintaining official documents, from grooming students to keeping the institute functional, they have been profound and tireless in all their roles and endeavours. In them we find not just a teacher's guidance or a sister's concern but also a mother's care and love. We are proud to have such women in our lives. Let us take us time out and appreciate them and show our gratitude; something that we often forget to do. Brainware University wishes every woman on earth a very happy Women's Day!! We just want to say Thank You...

Campus news

Placement Awareness Programme

A process of conducting Placement Awareness Program for pre-final year students along with parents has started. Training and Placement department conducted the program starting from 12th March to 19th March 2019.

The objective of the program was to discuss the specific initiatives regarding the placement/campus drives as well as the importance of the corporate grooming sessions for the students. Bridging the gap between the industry and the academia was our main concern.

The below topics were covered during the program.

  • Different types of placement/campus drives like On, Off and pool.
  • Placement summary for 2019 and our potential recruiters.
  • Highlights of the placement team like positive feedback from our clients about our previously employed students.
  • The willingness of clients to continue their relationships with us.
  • Digital repository of commonly asked interview questions.
  • Regular adherence to weekly pre-placement/corporate grooming sessions.
  • Focus on the importance of involved participation in the corporate grooming sessions like group discussions and personal interview sessions.

Consistent involved participation of students in the weekly corporate grooming/pre-placement sessions and Collaborative efforts by parents and placement team to motivate students towards corporate grooming sessions and interview participations will help us to achieve an encouraging placement scenario in future.

Foreign Language Learning

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”- Nelson Mandela

Have you ever thought of going abroad for studies? Do you know, Germany is the leading country to study engineering and technology and if you don’t speak German, you are not allowed to pursue your education there? Do you know, if you want to be placed in any of the countries where English is not spoken, it is mandatory to learn their language? Do you have the information that countries like Germany, France and Spain, offer handsome amount of fellowship to Indian students who want to go there for academic purposes? Keeping these questions in mind and to make students aware of the importance of learning foreign languages, the Communication Club of Brainware University organized a seminar on Foreign Language Learning in association with Cd’A Global Language Centre on March 29, 2019.
Mr. Surojit Chatterjee, the representative of Cd’A Global Language Centre, gave a presentation on how foreign language learning may open up multitudes of opportunities in career and higher studies in this neoliberal globalized world where, due to the emergence of multinational companies, national and regional boundaries are gradually fading away. Students from all the Departments attended the seminar with great enthusiasm and made the session interactive with their queries and ideas.

Highlights of the Month

Educational Visit to Falta Experimental Farm, Bose Institute.

A one-day educational visit was organized on 26th March, 2019 by the Department of Biotechnology, Brainware University, Barasat, Kolkata. Under the kind guidance of HOD, Dr. Pijush Mallick and co-operation of departmental faculty members Dr. Saprativ P. Das, Dr. Uma Shankar Prasad Uday along with the help of the technical assistant, Ms. Priyanka Samanta; the educational visit to Falta Experimental Farm (FEF), Bose Institute, Falta, conducted exclusively for 54 students, was a grand success. Falta Experimental Farm (FEF) of Bose Institute is an extended campus located at the riverside of holy Ganges, a premier R&D organization of DST, Govt. of India dedicated to basic and applied scientific research. .

Upon reaching at Falta Experimental Farm (FEF), all the visitors proceeded for the in-house technological museum displaying and maintaining some of the instruments designed, made and used by Sir J. C. Bose, his personal belongings and memorabilia. Then, the students were exposed to short presentations of the biotechnological programmes/units like; Rainwater harvesting, Mushroom cultivation & spawn production, Plant & Orchid tissue culture, Apiculture, Vermicomposting and Fish breeding by the farm’s senior technical expert Mr. Sobhan Roy Chowdhury and BWU Biotech departmental HOD Dr. Pijush Mallick, highlighting the organization’s ideas, missions and values. It also briefed on the “Lab to Land” milestones it has reached in spreading its research in the nearby villages. Spending a pleasant evening on the banks of the river Ganges followed by a photo-session in and around the Sir JC Bose’s abode and also the experimental farm, the one-day educational visit finally came to an end.

Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award received by Dr. Anirban Mandal, Associate Professor, Department of Management and Ms. Sriparna Guha, Assistant Professor, BGI and Research Scholar, Brainware university. The one day National Conference on "Rural Entrepreneurship for Inclusive Economic Development Opportunities and Challenges on 26th March 2019" was organized by ICFAI University, Jharkhand in association with NABARD. The authors’ paper titled “Rural Entrepreneurship through Alternative Sources of Earnings – A Story of Rural West Bengal” was also selected to publish in IUJ Journal of Management (UGC Approved), assessed by International Society of Indexing for quality publishing.

Students’ Corner

HR Session and Recruitment Drive

“HR Session and Recruitment Drive” organized by the Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited on 03.04.2019 at UB-III Seminar Hall from 12.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. A total of 38 students from the stream of BBA and BCOM have participated the session. However, only final year students of BBA and BCOM were allowed to appear for the interview. Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited is a joint venture between Future Group – the game changers in Retail Trade in India and Generali – a 187 years old global insurance group featuring among the world’s 60 largest companies. The company was incorporated in September 2007 with the objective of providing retail, commercial, personal and rural insurance solutions to individuals and corporates to help them manage and mitigate risks. Future The first session was started at 12.00 p.m. and it was continued upto 1.30 p.m. After the lunch break from 2.30 p.m. the interview session was started for BBA and BCOM final year students.

Tech Quiz

“I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimist to be fearful and too determined to be defeated.” This was the level of confidence the students had when Mr. Abdul Bari, the renowned professor of Vani Institute came to Brainware University Barasat Campus to test the knowledge of the students in data structure. Brainwrare University in collaboration with the Vani Institute Kolkata had organized a Tech Quiz Competition at its Barasat campus, on the 28th of March, 2019, from 11 in the morning. There were four participating teams; the students of B.Tech CSE 2nd Year and MCA from the University and the students of B.Tech CSE 2nd Year and 3rd Year from the Brainware Group of Institutions. The competition saw fierce and friendly rivalry as friends turned foes for the day in a spirit of healthy competition for the ultimate prize of Champions. Finally the first prize went to the students of B.Tech CSE 2nd Year of Brainware Group of Institutions. The Quiz witnessed how competitions reveal the greatness which has always been there within.

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