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UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
UAA Bulletin - Vol 16 - December 2011
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  • 1. UAAAnnual Day Celebrations UDCT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ICT, Matunga, Mumbai-400 019 Saturday 24th December 2011 PROGRAMME6.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. High Tea6.30 p.m. - 6.35 p.m. Welcome by Dr. V. G. Habbu Senior Vice President, UAA6.35 p.m. - 6.45 p.m. Address by Prof. G.D. Yadav, Vice Chancellor, ICT6.45 p.m. - 6.55 p.m. Address by Dr. A.B. Pandit, President, UAA6.55 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Celebrations by UDCTians of 1961, 1986 and 2001 batches7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Entertainment8.30 p.m. - 8.35 p.m. Vote of thanks by Dr. S. T. Mhaske Hon. Secretary, UAA8.35 p.m. Dinner 1 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 2. President’s Message Dear Alumni, I am indeed very happy to pen down some random thoughts on the occasion of our Annual Day being celebrated on the 24 December. I missed out on the last one as I was away, but I am happy to be able to participate in this one physically. We are coming out with this souvenir-cum-bulletin to celebrate and update our alumni about the happenings of the last year.UAA has enhanced its efforts with a very active participation of each and every member of the new BOG with a lotof young enthusiastic faces inducted. I am really happy to see the interest shown by the young BOG memberswillingly contributing to the needs of our alma mater and the Alumni Association. Sustained efforts of BOG andother members with the able support from the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. G.D. Yadav, we have been able to have aquantum jump in the membership.Spectacular academic and cultural activities planned by the students namely EXERGY, MANZAR, YICC ANDYRCC and SPORTS SAGA were partly supported by the Alumni Association. The UAA also financially supportedneedy students through interest-free loan – scholarship and continued to support factory visits and seminars. Adonation of Rs.5,11,000 by the batch of 2000 towards the scholarship and financial loan assistance to the needystudents is sincerely appreciated and I hope that all future batches take inspiration from this and contribute to thecause of the ICT and UAA.The assistance provided by the Alumni Association to the Training and Placement Cell of the ICT has been wellreceived from the student community. In line with their requirements, UAA have embarked upon a half-day seminarfor the students titled ‘Career Opportunities’ and it has been decided to plan this as a series of such seminarsthrough periodic engagements of the students. My thanks to all the alumni who participated and shared theirprofessional experience with the students.UAA Chapters continue to be active with get-togethers conducted in U.S.A. and U.K. The Foundation Day functionwith the Chief Guest, Dr. Vijay Kelkar was a stupendous success and the alumni and the distinguished alumnusaward winners’ participation with their families made the occasion indeed memorable.I would like to put on record my sincere thanks to the entire BOG team for their sustained interest and activeparticipation in conducting the affairs of UAA.Here’s wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012!Warm regards,Professor A. B. Pandit Please forward your email-id and mobile numbers to UAA office for faster communication. 2 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 3. EDITORIALReaching out to alumni The prime objective of the UAA is to reach out to the alumni and build bridges with their alma mater. In earlier times this implied getting together in the real world, at social gatherings, conferences & workshops, events (such as Foundation Day and Annual Day etc.), but more and more the reaching out is happening in the digital space.UAA has recognised this and has launched its website, www.udctalumni.org.in, thanks to the effortstaken in particular by Dr. Uday Lajmi and his team of developers. The website has made a modestbeginning – the challenge going ahead will be to keep it relevant, contemporary and lively. Dr.Lajmi has some very exciting ideas of how this will happen, so alumni are requested to watch thisspace!The UAA has also supported a nascent effort of enthusiastic students to launch an interactivewebsite – theChemicalWeb.com – to provide a platform for students from across the country. Whilethe initial focus is understandably on ICT, the idea is to provide students a window to other educationalinstitutes in India and abroad and also on the industry.Staying relevant to students is vital – after all they are the alumni of the future – and the UAA hasredoubled efforts to address their needs. Employment opportunities top the list of concerns forstudents – at least ones in the final year – and the UAA has only this month organised a workshophighlighting career options in the chemical industry. The message that came across loud and clearfrom this workshop is that opportunities abound: the chemical industry has still a long way to go interms of growth and this will entail significant investments that will need human capital in all forms– research & development, project planning & execution, marketing & sales, technical support, etc.The December workshop is only the first of a series that are planned and alumni are welcome tocontribute to this effort.This bulletin has a feature on the Division of the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology (DPST),which is in a singular position to play an enhanced role in a booming business environment. TheDPST has extended its outreach efforts, both with alumni and with international agencies. This wasmanifest in a recent get-together of its alumni to mark the occasion of the inauguration of a newconference centre, and the hugely successful Indo-US Symposium on Nanomedicine. Dr. PadmaDevarajan, Head, DPST, believes that this symposium marks only a beginning of a long and fruitfulprogramme in this upcoming area.Future issues of this bulletin will feature other departments.Thank you for reading. 3 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 4. UAA ACTIVITIESSymposia on ‘Career Horizons for Chemical Engineers &Technologists’The Board of Governors of the UAA organized a symposium on ‘Career Horizons for Chemical Engineersand Technologists’ at the ICT on 10 December 2011 for the benefit of students.The objectives of the programme are to make students aware of various career options and also to gearthem up for the recruitment process they would be soon undergoing.ICT has already opened a Placement Cell, which organizes campus recruitment programmes and alsoguides students for the recruitment process.The program consisted of a curtain-raiser speech by Mr. Dinesh Deshpande, Director, Hindustan PetroleumCorporation Ltd. (HPCL) and a distinguished alumnus of ICT who has experience in various functions inindustry and was also associated with HR function during his career.Bright growth prospects for industryMr. Deshpande urged those students who wished to pursue higher education to do so, as it adds value andperspective to careers. He saw exciting times for the Indian chemical industry in general, with overall economicgrowth, and drew parallels with the build-up of the refining industry. “India’s crude oil refining capacity hasgrown from just 40-mtpa in 1977 to more than 200-mtpa now, and the chemical industry has grown just asfast.”Among the skills most sought after by the industry, he added, were process control engineers. “India isemerging as a crucible of process engineers and all the leading EPC companies now operate from Indiaserving local and international projects,” he noted. Project jobs, Mr. Deshmukh added, enhance people andleadership skills, and give opportunities to interact with diverse cultures.He urged students coming for interviews to have a conceptual understanding of issues and subjects, and notbe worried about the details. “There seems to be a great deal of diffidence amongst students when they turnup for interviews, and this is wholly unnecessary.” Dr. Mayukh Warawdekar, Fine Organics, addressing students on Opportunities in Industrial R&D. 6 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 5. View of the audience.Following the curtain raiser there were presentations from experienced professionals highlighting careeropportunities: Marketing: Dr. Ajit H. Joshi, Eastman; Tech Services to Marketing: Dr. Shrikant Sakhalkar, Atul; Production & Technical Services: Mr. Shirish K Dikshit, Reliance Industries; Industrial R&D: Dr Mayukh Warawdekar, Fine Organics Projects: Mr. Vijay Vader, Reliance IndustriesSecond symposiumA second symposium is planned for sometime in Q1 2012 and will cover career opportunities in areas suchas academics, public sector R&D, enterpreneurship, science journalism and public services (IAS, IFS etc.).STUDENT ACTIVITIESTheChemicalWeb.com launchedA group of senior under-graduate and post-graduate students of ICT have launched a new interactive website,www.TheChemicalWeb.com, with the support of the UAA.The website aims to be an online forum for students, industry magnates and academia to connect. “We hopeto set up a network, which will give a student of this field a sneak-peek into where the world is heading andbroaden his outlook so that he may make an informed career choice,” says Parth Shah, one of the foundermembers of the initiative.The Chemical Web aims to carry an array of articles, to educate, enlighten and stimulate. Articles have beenclassified broadly based on following themes: Leaders: Connects with stalwarts in the field of chemical engineering; Ideas: Things you never knew about innovations – both old and new; Further studies: Explore future opportunities and know about the broad spectrum of fields; Industry: Catch up with latest developments in technology, standards and news related to chemical industries; Campus: Know about research and facilities in various chemical engineering institutions across the country; and Debate: Be a part of contentious issues in the chemical world. 7 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 6. ICT ACTIVITIESIndo-US Joint Symposium on ‘Nanomedicine: Prospects &Challenges’An Indo-US joint symposium on ‘Nanomedicine: Prospects & Challenges’ was held November 14-15, 2011,at the ICT. The symposium was sponsored by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), whichwas established in 2000 under an agreement between the governments of India and the USA.Prof. Padma Devarajan, Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, ICT and Prof.Vinod Labhasetwar, Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio), were the coordinators of the symposium, whichfeatured 17 plenary and invited talks by scientists from both India and USA, besides 74 abstracts for posterpresentation.The presentations touched upon various aspects of nanotechnology including: Synthesis of different nanomaterials; and Delivery of different therapeutics for treatment of cancers, cardiovascular conditions, infectious diseases etc.This symposium created a platform for prominent international scientists and business experts, to discussthe latest trends in research, development and commercialization of nanomedicine. In addition to the exchangeof ideas and knowledge, the symposium is expected to foster collaboration between the US and Indianinvestigators in future to benefit young investigators and scientists.Long history of developmentSpeaking at the event, at which Prof. M.M. Sharma, former Director, ICT, was the Chief Guest, pointed Prof. M.M. Sharma inaugurating the Indo-US symposium on Nanomedicine. 9 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 7. Dignitaries releasing souvenir at Indo-US Symposium on Nanomedicine.out that India’s ancient Ayurvedic system of medicine includes a sub-division, Bhasma, dealing withcolloidal metal nanoparticles used in treatment of various ailments – possibly the earliest nanomedicine.Prof. G.D. Yadav, Vice-Chancellor, ICT reviewed various nanotechnologies and their biomedical applicationsand stressed the need for multidisciplinary interactions. He also elaborated on the immense potential ofnanomedical applications.Dr. Rajiv Sharma, Executive Director, IUSSTF, announced that IUSSTF is accepting proposals to establishcollaborative centers between Indian and US institutions.Prof. Labhasetwar stressed that nanomedicine is about: Innovation – such as synthesis of new nanomaterials for imaging, drug delivery and diagnosis; Translational research – moving laboratory discoveries to the bedside; Better health outcomes – as it can directly affect human health, especially when nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery proves more effective and less toxic than conventional therapy); and Economics – as new technologies are being developed and commercialized.Interactions with biological systemsDr. Samir Mitragotri, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California (Santa Barbara)described the technique of fabricating nano- and microparticles of different shapes and sizes and presenteddata on how these structures interact with their biological environment.Prof. P. Devarajan, ICT demonstrated how irregularly shaped nanoparticles are trapped in the spleen. Thistendency is significant as the spleen acts as a reservoir for many pathogens. Her data demonstrate thatthese irregularly shaped nanoparticles can be effectively used to deliver drugs to treat infections of thespleen. 10 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 8. Dr. Amit Misra, Central Drug Research Institute, described an inhalable particle-based delivery system fortreatment of tuberculosis.Dr. Manoj Kharkar, Dow Wolff Cellulosics (Horgen, Switzerland) spoke on nanomaterials and safety. This isan important topic as the use of nanomaterials in commercial products is on the rise.Dr. Purnima Parkhi, Agilent Technologies, described spectroscopic imaging techniques for biomedicalapplications, particularly for identifying abnormal tissue composition in various disease conditions (e.g.,discriminating between cancerous and normal cells).‘Nanotechnology is at a cross-roads’In his concluding comments, Prof. Labhasetwar reiterated that nanotechnology is at a cross-roads – in termsof the investment in this technology, our expectations for it, and the array of potential outcomes, particularlyin the field of medicine.“Have we met the expectations originally outlined since the nanotechnology initiative was launched about adecade ago?” he asked. “We have a better understanding of nanomaterials and the challenges we face intranslating these for biomedical applications than a decade ago. It gives us confidence as we see the entryof the first nanomaterial-based pharmaceuticals into the marketplace. It is an indication that the field ofnanomedicine has matured, and there is more to come.”Prof. Devarajan announced that a special issue based on the theme of the symposium is planned for publicationin Drug Delivery and Translational Research, an official journal of the Controlled Release Society.ICT also put up a Mime and Dance performance on the theme of the symposium, ‘A Nanochronicle,’ whichcharted the development of nano from the Indian bhasma to the serious issue of nanotoxicity.Dr. Sanyog Jain presents ‘Alkyl Amines – UICT FoundationDay Lecture’Dr. Sanyog Jain, Associate Professor, Centre for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Dept. of Pharmaceutics,National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali (Punjab), presented the ‘AlkylAmines – UICT Foundation Day Endowment Lecture’ on ‘Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation ofNovel Multifunctional Carbon Nanotubes Based Smart Drug Delivery Platforms’ on October 1, 2011.Prof. Padma V. Devarajan, Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, ICT, presidedover the lecture.The talk presented a glimpse of recent research activities dealing with the successful exploitation of carbonnanotubes (CNTs) for concurrently targeted cancer therapy and multimodal imaging.Starting with the basics of CNT functionalization, the talk gradually expanded its depth and breadth towardsthe functionalizations density dependence of CNTs’ toxicity and bio-distribution in vivo. A major part of thepresentation focused on the design, synthesis, physicochemical and biological evaluations of multifunctionalCNTs, concurrently tethered with fluorophore, radiolabel, tumor targeting molecules and anticancer agents.The presentation also divulged some of the exclusive cocktail-recipes, that have been explored by Dr. Jain’sgroup to augment the anti-tumor efficacy of a variety of anticancer agents using novel, ligand-anchoredCNTs as the ferrying boat. 11 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
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  • 10. FOCUS ON ICTDivision of the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology‘It is our dream to be among the top ten internationalpharmacy schools’Dr. Padma Devarajan – Head, DPSTThe Division of the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology (DPST) was started in 1943 when the thenUDCT moved its premises from the Fort Campus at the (Royal) Institute of Science. The Pharmacy courseof three-year duration was introduced in 1959 with a capacity of 15 students from within the jurisdiction of theUniversity of Mumbai.The Department now offers two distinct programs – Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmacy – the formerdealing with manufacture of pharmaceuticals and drugs and the latter on development of expertise in thechemistry of drugs, their formulations, their effects, dosage regimen, drug toxicity and interactions, withknowledge of manufacturing and regulatory requirements.The UGC has recognized the Department as Centre of Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Science andTechnology, under which 15 SAP fellowships are awarded per year. Many industrial projects, both Indian andforeign, are currently in progress. The faculty is highly active and has filed patents in a variety of areas,including formulation and drug delivery.According to Dr. Padma Devarajan, Head, the DPST aims to develop into a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in focusedareas like infectious disease and nanomedicine, in synergy with national healthcare priorities. “We also planto increase our outreach through collaborative Continuing Education Programmes in currently importantareas, like regulatory affairs, clinical research, intellectual property rights (IPR) etc, where the scenario isdynamic and ever changing. It is our dream to be among the top ten international pharmacy schools.”The DPST currently well equipped to pursue research in drug discovery, development of process technologyfor active pharmaceutical ingredients, new drug delivery systems (NDDS) including nano-DDS and plantbased medicinal natural products (herbal products) research.The excellent research contribution of the DPST has attracted support from the University Grant Commission(UGC) of the Government of India under its Special Assistance Programmes (UGC SAP Phase I and II) andUGC-COSIST (Centre of Sophisticated Instruments in Science and Technology). Successful completion ofthese Programmes has recently resulted in the DPST being recognized as a UGC-CAS (Centre of AdvancedStudies) with a grant of Rs.1.5 crores. MISSION “To achieve the best in pedagogy and research, through creation of a dedicated team of faculty and start of the art research facility, to develop skilled manpower and innovative cost effective technology to support national healthcare programmes”. VISION To be a globally recognized premier educational and research centre with world class facilities, adopting international best practices, focused on the integration of science and technology in the areas of drug discovery, drug delivery, organic process research and herbal healthcare products. 13 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 11. KUNAL ENVIRO ENGINEERS 46, 1 Fl., Gangadhar Niwas, Gokhale Road (N.), Dadar (W), Mumbai-28. Tel.: 2437 5591 / 2437 7968 ST (R) 2437 4035. Fax: 91-22-2430 2418. Email: kunalenviro@mtnl.net.in Website: www.kunalenviro.com WASTE WATER, EFFLUENT, SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS1. BACKGROUND: The firm was established in 1982 and is run by Mr. Anil Tijoriwala (Managing Partner) who is a Master degree holder in Chemical Engineering from Bombay University Department of Chemical Technology (BUDCT). He is ex-Dorr Oliver. He has knowledge and experience of more than 30 years in the field of Design, Manufacture execution of equipment/plants for Waste/Water/Sewage Treatment Plants. He has worked on various projects treating wide variety of Effluents. He has traveled to U.K. & USA for training on equipment and has visited a numbers of installations abroad. He had developed ETP Department at Simon Carves India Limited (Licensee of World renowned Simon Hartley of UK).2. EQUIPMENT OF “KUNAL”: Equipment are made to the designs of Simon Hartley Ltd. of the U.K., who are pioneers in the field of Effluent Treatment Equipment since 1902. Their Aerators gained worldwide popularity by its name “SIMCAR”. The equipment are based on designs of a U.K. Company & hence not only are they Efficient & Rugged, but also cost-effective & maintenance free.3. RANGE OF OUR PRODUCTS: Low Speed Fixed Cone type Aerators (1 HP to 150 HP) Cage Rotors Low Speed Floating Cone type Aerators (1 HP to 150 HP) Air Diffusers High Speed Floating Aerators (1 HP to 150 HP) Screens (Manual and Auto) Central Drive / Reactor Clarifiers (2 Mt. dia to 50 Mt. dia) Grit Plants Peripheral Clarifiers (2 Mt. dia to 100 Mt. dia) Package Sewage Plants Parallel Plate Separators Tube Settlers Central Drive Clariflocculators (2 Mt. dia to 50 Mt. dia) Revamping Jobs Peripheral Clariflocculators (2 Mt. dia to 100 Mt. dia) All types of Spares Thickeners (2 Mt. dia to 50 Mt. dia) Digester Mixers Oil Skimmers Traveling Trolley Type Oil Skimmers Disc type Low And High Speed Agitators (0.5 HP to 50 HP) Catalytic Reactors4. SALIENT FEATURES OF KUNAL’S EQUIPMENT:A. LOW SPEED AERATOR: Kunal Aerator has solid Non-clog self-cleaning cone type Impeller. This imparts higher aeration, splashing, mixing, turbulence & also induces pumping.B. HIGH SPEED AERATOR: Elevated motor, Adequately sized Float filled with Polyurethane Foam, External Bearing Housing, specially designed Impeller, Heavy duty cast iron Deflector.C. CLARIFIER: Kunal Clarifiers have unique design of additional scrapper blades in the hopper. This prevents any possible clogging and thus prevents costly shutdowns.5. TYPES OF INDUSTRIES SERVED: We have equipped more than 1700 satisfied industries which include: Drugs & Pharma, Sugar, Distilleries and Breweries, Dairy, Foods, Starch and Beverages, Foods, Textiles and Dyes, Chemicals, Engineering, Pulp and Paper, Vegetable Oils, Sewage, Pesticides, Fertilizers, Iron and Steel, Coal mines, Soaps and Detergents, Tanneries etc. and any other industry for which we are fully geared up.6. EXPORTS: We have exported such equipment under strict International quality controls to Bahrain, Bhutan, Damam Saudi, Dar-E-Salaam, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Sharjah, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and a number of inquiries are under active consideration.7. CETP: We are perhaps the only company who have executed maximum number of Common Effluent Treatment Plants, including those aided by World Bank. 14 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 12. RECOGNITIONHall of Fame award for Suresh ShahDr. Suresh Shah, Senior Technical Fellow, Delphi Corp, and a 1979 B.Sc. (Tech.) (Plastics) alumni of theICT, received the highest honor from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) (USA) – the ‘Hall of Fame Award.’ Dr. Shah, who did his MS and Ph.D. at the University of Lowell (USA), has many firsts to his credit in the use of plastics in automobiles and was Chairman, Automotive Division, SPE. He received this recognition for a product which he invented in 1995 and one which is in more than 60-mn vehicles all over the world and still going strong. It replaced 40 metal pieces into one plastics module and reduces vehicle weight by almost 16- lbs. As per SPE guidelines to be considered for a ‘Hall of Fame’ award, “an automotive-plastic component must have been in continuous service in some form for at least 15 years and preferablyhave been widely adopted within the automotive or ground-transportation industries.”Vivek Ranade nominated for Lokmat’s“Maharashtrian of the Year” Dr. Vivek V. Ranade, Scientist G, Chemical Engineering (CEPD) and Dy. Director, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), has been nominated for the Lokmat’s ‘Maharashtrian of the Year Award: 2011,’ under the Science and Technology category. Dr. Ranade has made significant contributions to the field of Computational Flow Modeling and to Chemical Engineering at large. He is an ICT’ian belonging to the B.Chem Engg 1984 batch and subsequently obtained his PhD. (Tech) in 1988. The selection process to announce the winner involves voting.M.M. Sharma appointed Chairman, Board of Governors,IIT-Madras ICT Former Director, Professor M.M. Sharma, FRS, FNA, has been appointed as Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT-Madras, Chennai. 15 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 13. With Best Compliments fromUNIVERSAL CONSTRUCTIONS Engineers & Contractors Shop No.10, Venus C.H.S. Ltd. Near Bhanu Sagar, Kasbe Kalyan Kalyan (West) - 421 301 16 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 14. With Best Compliments fromMr. Sunil Bahl B.Chem.Engg. (1980 Batch) 17 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 15. ArtICT 2011“Art nurtures creativity, creativity nourishes innovation”Two enterprising students of ICT –Divya Agrawal (T.Y.B.Tech Polymers)and Sachin Gollhar (B.Tech Pharma)organized ArtICT-2011, an artexhibition of in-house talent at the ICT,under the aegis of ART CLUB of ICT.The event received overwhelmingresponse in the hunt for the M.F.Hussain of ICT, with around 50 hardycraftsman showcasing 200 of theircreations, including impeccable artforms like pencil sketching, charcoalpainting, punch-craft, paper quilling,ambigrams, clay art, acrylic and oilbased paintings, emboss painting,glass painting, coffee painting etc.Around 1500 visitors, includingfaculties and research scholars, cameto see the show. 18 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 16. FORTHCOMING EVENTComing soon to ICT: MANZAR – Mumbai ishtyle2nd February 2012 will be the onset of a three-day cultural festival, which has now established itself in thehearts of all Mumbaikars - MANZAR!The festival is back, and how. Manzar 2012, with its theme being Mumbai, is sure to cater to the tastes of oneand all. With events ranging from Fine arts, which gets your creative juices flowing; to dance that is sure tomake you want to move those muscles; not to mention foot tapping music; befuddled minds exercised in thePersonality Contest; and verbal battles in literary events, we have something for everyone.Simple life, a romantic environment, two colours, a feeling of nostalgia and the likes of K.L. Saigal, BimalRoy, V. Shantaram, and Guru Dutt revisited. Black and white is a collage of performances on screen and onstage, including mega screen audio visuals, where performers on stage blend with the celluloid and music.En route, we meet the stylish Dev Anand, tragedy king Dilip Kumar, showman Raj Kapoor, the beautifulMadhubala, the classy Meena Kumari, and “Yahoo” Shammi Kapoor, to name a few. This performancepaints the environment black & white and disseminates a feeling of contentment through the melodies of thegolden era of Indian cinema from 1945 to 2001.The Big Band theory, which is one of the biggest and indeed best rock band competitions in the city, is gettingbigger this time. With original compositions from bands like ‘Wired anxiety’, ‘Devoid’ etc. the audience waspretty much left with sore throats last year, with all that shouting. Get your adrenaline rushing, ears ringingand muscles aching (head banging isn’t something you’d be able to resist, we warn you) while you standamongst rock fans from all over the city, bound by one single thread – Music – and enjoy the experience ofa lifetime.Our youth is of course talented, to say the very least. We, at Manzar, help nurture this talent and give it theplatform it would probably not be privileged enough to have otherwise. Competing with the best of the city,these artists find not only invigorating competition, but also the best in their very own selves. Tapping thebest in everyone is after all the primary motto of any cultural festival, and we assure you, there’s no onebetter than us in doing that.So we urge you to come join us, not just to experience, but to live this cultural festival like never before –Mumbai ishtyle. 19 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011
  • 17. OFFICE BEARERSDr. A. B. Pandit PresidentMr. V. D. Sanghavi Imm. Past PresidentDr. V. G. Habbu Senior Vice PresidentMr. Y. H. Jhaveri Vice PresidentDr. S. T. Mhaske Hon. SecretaryMr. V. Y. Sane Hon. Treasurer MEMBERS OF THE BOARDDr. U.S. Annaapaure Food Engg. and Technology, ICTDr. R.S. Basargekar APPL IndustriesL.R. Chadha Goodwill Chemical IndustriesDr. S.P. Deshmukh Clariant India Ltd.K.H. Deshpande National Peroxide Ltd.Dr. Parag R. Gogate Chem. Engg. Division, ICTDr. S.B. Kale ICT-DBT Centre, ICTDr. U.R. Lajmi Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.Dr. S.V. Mehendale Ion Exchange India Ltd.Dr. M.G. Palekar Atul Ltd.V.D. Patil S.A. Pharmachem P. Ltd.Hemant Phatak TechnoreliefRavi Raghavan Chemical WeeklyDr. Pariti Sivarama K. Dystar India P. Ltd.Dr. P.V. Uppara Reliance Industries Ltd.S.S. Vengsarkar Consultant ADVISORY COMMITTEEMr. K.V. Mariwala Dr. A.V. Rama RaoMr. Z.F. Lashkari Prof. J.B. JoshiMr. J.R. Shah Mr. Y.M. KothariMr. R.M. Kedia Mr. L.R. ChadhaMr. R.H. Mehra Prof. A.P. KudchadkarMr. A.S. Dani Mr. S.M. MokashiProf. M.M. Sharma Prof. G.D. YadavDr. R.A. Mashelkar Mr. V.D. Sanghavi UDCT ALUMNI CHAPTERS AND CHAIRPERSONChapters Chairman Chapters ChairmanUK Dr. K. Niranjan Bangalore Mr. S. K. SrinivasUSA Dr. A. V. Anathakrishnan Hyderabad Dr. A. V. Rama RaoHouston Mr. Kalapi Seth New Delhi Prof. M. L. GulrajaniThailand Mr. R. M. Jain Pune Dr. R. R. HirwaniAhmedabad Mr. B. I. Bhatt Tarapur Mr. P. M. PatilAnkleshwar Mr. P. P. Sheth Vapi Mr. B. V. AnjariaAurangabad Mr. R. S. Gulati 20 UAA Annual Day Celebrations 24th December, 2011

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