Hindu College felicitates Dr. Lalit Bhasin in honour of completing 60 years of Law practice
A certification course on the introduction to law as a career was also launched during the ceremony
The management of Hindu College honoured Dr. Lalit Bhasin, an illustrious alumnus of the institution, on completing 60 years in the legal profession. On the occasion, Dr. Bhasin inaugurated the certification course on, “The Introduction to Law as a Career.” Dr. Anju Srivastava, Principal Hindu College, and Mr. TCA Rangachari, Chairman, Governing Body Hindu College, as well as former Ambassadors for India to different countries, were present during the felicitation ceremony.
A 1959 graduate of Hindu College, Dr. Bhasin, has been helping the college in crucial legal matters, as well as assisting in raising funds for developing its infrastructure. Recently, he is chairing the committee assigned to raise funds for the redevelopment of the boys’ hostel. “UTSAV”—the recently added amphitheater—is his gift to the college.
Speaking at his felicitation ceremony, Dr. Lait Bhasin said, “I feel honoured by all the love and respect I have received from the management of Hindu College. I would like to extend my gratitude to the principal and chairman of the governing body of the college for this recognition. It’s always a great pleasure to visit the campus where you started your journey. This college has been so close to my heart as I have been involved in the multiple things taking place here. I am glad to launch the certification course on the introduction to law as a career and hope that it will encourage the youth to make a career as law practitioners.“
Commenting on the felicitation, Dr. Anju Srivastava, Principal Hindu College said, “Honoring Dr. Bhasin is privilege for us. He is a pillar who has retained a foundational connection with this college for over 60 years and has played an instrumental role in cementing it as an eminent institution. We wish him more laurels and glory in his professional life. Alumni are key, arterial members of a college’s intellectual and cultural environment, and their support allows the college to build the future and cater to the rising needs of students and faculty.“
The Chairman of Governing Body Hindu College, Mr. TCA Rangachari said, “We cherish our association with Dr. Bhasin and look forward to his continuing involvement and interactions with us. Through his distinguished career in law and his contribution to public affairs and charitable activities, he has made a name for himself and, in the process, brought tremendous credit to the college. Notwithstanding his multifarious responsibilities, he has always found time to help the college time and again. “His advice and guidance have been invaluable.”
Presently Dr. Bhasin is the President of Society of Indian Law Firms, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – India, Chairman, CII National Committee on Legal Services, ORF Global Advisory Board. He has recently been elected to the prestigious post of National President, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and recently elected to the prestigious post of National President, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.
As the visionary president of the Old Students Association of the College for several decades, Dr Bhasin started many prestigious events such as the Distinguished Alumni Awards, the Hindu-Stephen’s Cricket Match between former cricketers of Hindu and St. Stephen’s to revive old friendly rivalries, and the Clash of the Titans Inter-College Debate between former debating teams of prestigious colleges of the University. Today, these events have grown into much-looked-forward-to established functions. Currently, Dr. Bhasin is the chairman (Emeritus) of the association.
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Innovative Ideas and Breakthroughs from NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering
The department has published two patents, research papers at international conferences
The Civil Engineering department of NMIMS MPSTME has been making significant strides in the field of disaster management, flood resilience, and sustainable infrastructure. The department has published two patents, research papers at international conferences, and completed several student-led projects on topics such as renewable energy, groundwater modelling, and self-healing concrete.
The first patent, ‘Automated Flood Water Regulating Multipurpose System,’ proposes a novel approach to flood resilience by constructing multipurpose wells on the banks of rivers to discharge excess water and generate hydropower. The second patent, ‘Aqua Barrier,’ is an automated mechanism that can protect any flood-prone area, regardless of its size, from any disasters caused due to water.
The student-led projects are equally impressive, with topics ranging from low-volume rural concrete roads to oscillating tidal wave energy converters. These projects showcase the department’s focus on sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and innovative design.
The faculty at NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering department, led by Head, Dr. Meenal Mategaonkar and Research coordinator, Dr. Jigisha Vashi, played a vital role in guiding and mentoring students toward research excellence. Their expertise and guidance have enabled students to participate and win awards in prestigious competitions such as the CDRI’s ‘Imagining Disaster Resilient Structures’ and The University of Queensland’s ‘Engineering Design Challenge, and AAKAR at IIT Bombay.’
The department’s success is further evidenced by the achievements of its students in national and international conferences. Students presented their research papers in Scopus Indexed papers and conferences such as the 9th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference and the Eighth Indian Young Geotechnical Conference.
Dr. Meenal Mategaonkar, Head of the Civil Engineering Department, MPSTME, NMIMS, said, “The achievements of the NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering department demonstrate its commitment to developing innovative solutions for complex problems in the field of civil engineering. The department’s focus on sustainable infrastructure, disaster resilience, and renewable energy is essential for addressing the challenges faced by society today. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of both students and faculty and their commitment to excellence.”
Embark on a Journey of Scientific Empowerment with NMIMS School of Science’s Innovative Programs!
The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, research, and innovation, and is recognized as one of the leading science schools in the country
SVKM’s NMIMS Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS) has officially announced the commencement of the admissions process for its Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs. The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, research, and innovation, and is recognized as one of the leading science schools in the country.
Aspiring students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of science can now apply for various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs offered by SDSOS. The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programs are available in Applied Psychology, Biomedical Science, and Animation and VFX, while the Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs are offered in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Applied Psychology, and Physiotherapy. The school also offers Ph.D. program in Science with various disciplines such as Chemistry, and Biological Sciences.
With a focus on creating industry-ready and research-savvy graduates, SDSOS has been at the forefront of imparting cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills through constantly evolving curriculums and state-of-the-art facilities and is situated in the heart of Mumbai.
Dr. Purvi Bhatt, I/C Dean, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, said, “The school provides a dynamic and inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and innovation. Our interdisciplinary approach to education prepares students for successful careers in science and beyond, while our emphasis on co-curricular and extracurricular activities ensures their holistic development.”
The school has a student-centric environment that supports research in niche areas of Science & Technology, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and equipment to enhance students’ hands-on skills, and a library facility that is constantly updated with the latest information. The labs at SDSOS provide modernised infrastructure and the latest equipment such as the animal tissue culture lab and the wet labs at the department of Biological Sciences offer cutting-edge technology to mould students into scientists.
School of Science offers a wide range of opportunities for students to explore their talents and interests, as well as gain valuable practical experience. The events and activities mentioned, such as Excalibur, National Science Day, Open day, Guest talks, Book Talk, Sports Day, Psych Film Fest, and club activities like photography and art, these programs provide a platform for students to demonstrate their abilities and gain insights from their peers.
The Future of Architecture Takes Center Stage at NMIMS BSSA
Leach is a co-founder of Digital FUTURES and an academician at the Academy of Europe
NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture was excited to host Open Studio 2022-23 program by the renowned architectural theorist and digital design expert, Neil Leach, on 28th March 2023 and the title was, “Tell me that AI ain’t scary”
Leach is a co-founder of Digital FUTURES and an academician at the Academy of Europe. Leach has published over 40 books on architectural theory and digital design, including “Architecture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to AI for Architects” and “The AI Design Revolution: How AI Will Transform Architecture.”
In the lecture, Leach highlighted the potential threat that artificial intelligence (AI) poses to the field of architecture. With the recent launch of GPT4 and the growing capabilities of AI, there is concern among architects that their jobs may be at risk. Leach provided an informed overview of the current state of AI and its potential impact on the architecture profession.
“We are very happy and proud to host Professor Neil Leach at the school. As a leading school of architecture, we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive education that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of design. Our Open Studio program and public lectures, and talks by experts like Neil Leach, play a critical role in this mission by enabling students to learn from distinguished scholars and practitioners and engage with cutting-edge ideas and technologies. We are excited to continue providing these opportunities and look forward to seeing the impact they will have on the future of architecture and design,” said, BSSA Dean, Dr. Kaiwan Mehta. As the field of architecture continues to evolve, it is essential to stay informed about emerging technologies and their potential impact on the profession. NMIMS BSSA School enables students to learn from experts and engage with pressing issues in architecture and design. By inviting renowned scholars and practitioners like Neil Leach to share their insights and expertise, the school provides a valuable opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the field.
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