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Issue - 19

newsletter for students, alumni, and friends

November - 2018

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

Cover Story

Defeat Depression

According to a report published by World Health Organization, India is the most depressed country in the world. 6.5 % of the total population of our country is suffering from serious mental illness. But are we aware of the epidemic caused by depression? Are we doing something to prevent it?

It is sometimes said that depression is a war. Either you win or you die trying. However, we cannot afford to lose the war against depression. Keeping this in mind, Brainware University in association with Crystal Minds organized a screening of a documentary film titled Defeat Depression made by Brainware University, along with a seminar on the same by Dr. Rima Mukherji, the Director and Founder of Crystal Minds on November 24, 2018 in Brainware University Campus.

Depression is like common cough and cold. The documentary showed that there are ten symptoms which may help us to identify whether a person is suffering from severe depression or a mild or moderate one. A mild depression can be cured just by adopting a healthy lifestyle, else it may go worse and the sufferer may visit a psychiatrist. Concerning a psychiatrist is something very essential during a phase of depression. To Dr. Mukherji, proper medication can completely heal depression and help the person to return to a normal and regular life.

The event was conducted by the Honorable Chancellor of Brainware University, Mr. Phalguni Mookhopadhyay. He shared his mission on spreading social awareness regarding the epidemic of the mental illness and initiated a discussion on the adverse effect of depression. The discussion was followed by an interactive session where many employees of the University and Brainware Group of Institute shared their experience regarding their psychological crises and depressions. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by our honorable Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Subrata Dey.

Campus news

National Unity Day

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is often referred to as ‘The Iron Man of India’ because of his resilient character and his uncompromising service to nation. He was undoubtedly one of the key personalities who made India independent and unified. This is why, his birthday has been declared as the National Unity Day in 2014 by the Government of India. To celebrate this pious occasion on the 143rd anniversary of Sardar Patel, the NSS Unit of Brainware University organized a Run for Unity on October 31, 2018. More than two hundred students participated in the Run and they rallied together from the University campus to Barasat Zilla Hospital. The motto of the rally was to promote national unity and integrity. Students took a pledge to preserve and spread the message of unity, integrity and security of the nation along with the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar of the University.

Stock Mind Season 7- Event on Stock Market Orientation

After an accomplishing journey for 6 years, Stock Mind, an annual nationwide virtual stock market competition for college students is again back with their luring season 7 at Brainware University campus on 14th of November, 2018. This is an initiative taken by ICICI Direct with an objective to create a real-world trading environment among our highly enthusiastic student groups to sharpen their analytical, critical thinking, decision making, and quick thinking skills. Speaker Ms. Smita Chakraborty, ZM- ICICI Securities makes every student understand what stock market is and what is going on within current business scenario. She addresses the rule of the game and clearly tells each step of the virtual game. According to the game requisites, every student playing the game will be provided with virtual money of 15 lakhs that they have to invest on stock market within 7 trading days during market hours (9.15 A.M. to 3.30 P.M). After competing for the title of “Best Budding Investor” at college level, the student will be eligible to compete at national level.

After the preliminary talks and discussion, students are provided with on-the-spot registration after which they get a confirmation mail to play their individual game. They are requested to play fair to nurture their personal knowledge. Students provide their feedback about what they felt about the entire event and how the game could be helpful. Students are highly encouraged to participate on Stock Mind platform to hone their skills that will be highly valued in any industry. The game will help them develop positive financial habits and prepare them for future. Moreover, they will get attractive prizes at both college level and national level. There will be two winners from both graduate and post-graduate student groups at national level. Even, there will be exciting offers for all participants and scholarship from ICICI Direct Centre for Financial Learning.

Highlight of the Month

Pharmacists for a Healthy India

With the integral focus on this year’s theme topic “Pharmacists for a Healthy India”- at Brainware, we celebrated the 57th National Pharmacy Week (18th -24th November, 2018) for two days. Our objective was to show respect and gratitude to all pharmacists and generate a mass awareness about the significance of pharmacy in general. The Department of Pharmacy of our University took the key responsibility to arrange the entire event in order. On 19th November, all the Pharmacy students and faculties participated in an awareness rally from Brainware Campus to Barasat District Hospital. The objective was to spread awareness among common masses, authorities, and stakeholders about the implication of pharmacy week and the role of pharmacists in our life.

On 22nd November, we invited Mr. Asit K. Dey, IPA Secretary and Mr. Shyamol Bose Chaudhary, IPA Executive Council Member as the chief guests to observe the week through a day-long event. Our Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Subrata K. Dey and Registrar Ms. Mahua Pal together with the chief guests lightened the lamp to begin the celebration at large. After that, all the delegates put their valuable speech signifying the Pharmacy profession, role of pharmacists, and how they contribute to greater social well-being. A great moment for the entire event was when our Chancellor, Mr. Phalguni Mookhopadhayay took the stage and shared his perspective. An inter-college quiz competition was held with all 10 participant universities and colleges including Brainware. Following this was a heart-lightening cultural programme, where our students displayed their performing zeal through singing, dancing, and drama, Chirarogyo Bhavan. Brainware’s move to celebrate the National Pharmacy Week is another milestone to influence the society at large.

Students' Corner

Business Quiz by Business Standard

Brainware University in association with Business Standard, India’s Premier Financial Daily since 1975 has organized a business quiz competition on 14th November, 2018. With an aim to check and inculcate business awareness among our highly enthusiastic student participants, the competition generally involves business related general questions and current affairs that will sharpen students’ corporate acumen.

Mr. Swarup Mandal, Senior Officer, Marketing Development of Business Standard addresses the entire event cheerfully and with full confidence to gear up every student. He makes students aware about the current business scenario and how Business Standard as a major daily is contributing to the field. Every participant, mainly B.Com, BBA, and MBA students, is provided with a set of questionnaire including around 50 questions categorized under 7 individual parts. Students are given around 20 minutes to answer them and then they themselves are allowed to check other competitor’s copy. After the discussion of right answer to every question and allotment of 1 mark for every right answer, the final result has been out with students scoring significantly well in their way.

A mixture of fun and a little bit of knowledge accumulation makes the day highly enjoyable. The champion’s trophy goes to Chandra Sekhar Agarwal from BBA, BWU. The first runner up is Munshi Ashraful Karim, B.COM, BWU, and the third runner up is Gyeltshen Dukpa, BBA, BWU. The winners are felicitated with certificates and Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal respectively by Anil Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management. Rajesh Biswas and Gyeltshen Dukpa are felicitated with certificates of appreciation from Britania Industry.


Plant Taxonomy Campaign

Targeting to explore the diversity and importance of the tree plants available at Brainware University, Barasat campus, all faculty members and the students of the Department of Biotechnology has initiated a year-long awareness campaign.

The event is inspired by the vision of our Honorable Vice Chancellor, Prof. Subrata Kumar Dey to create an eco-friendly and biodiverse campus. Dr. Pijush Mallick, Head, Dept. of Biotechnology is the coordinator of this programme. The programme is divided into three major parts i) Photography of plants, ii) Identification i.e., taxonomic nomenclature and iii) Labeling. The first part has been successfully completed on 26th October, 2018.

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