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Tribute to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Dept. of Biotechnology)
Events » Tribute to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Dept. of Biotechnology)

On October 15, 2015, the Department of Biotechnology marked the first death anniversary of Dr. Abdul Kalam by holding an intra-departmental student centric program. Titled ‘Tribute to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’, the programme comprised competitions on presentations and essay-writing on the occasion of the UNO-declared Students’ Day. A total of 51 undergraduate students participated in the event.
The topics for the essay competition were ‘India in Dr. Kalam’s Dream’ and ‘Improving Higher Education in India’. Seventeen students participated. The judge was faculty member Dr. Anuradha Mitra.
The winners were:
Ist – Ms. Neelanjani Mohite
IInd – Ms. Vedanti Chiplunkar
IIIrd – Ms. Bineesh Azad
The topics for the Power-Point presentation competition were ‘Clean Energy’ and ‘Basic Principles of Launch Vehicles and Satellites’. Seven groups of students participated. The judges were Mr. Nilesh Dalvi, Co-ordinator, Department of Computer Science, Patkar-Varde College, and Ms. Neha Almeida, Faculty, Department of Biotechnology.   
The winners were:
Ist – Pradnya Parab, Vallari Kamanth, Chaitali Pathare, Snehal Apke, Sanika Digrajkar
IInd – Nausheen Balouch, Neelanjani Mohite, Bineesh Azad, Poonam Prajapati
IIIrd – Farheen Khan, Ruchita Naik, Ruchi Pednekar, Anagha Suvarna
As part of the event, a documentary on Dr. Kalam’s life, featuring such achievements as launch of the satellite Rohini and being awarded the Padma Vibhushan, was also screened.