Students’ training at NICMAR goes beyond the confines of classroom and curriculum. In order to uphold the total personal and academic development of the students, the institute promotes various events and club activities encompassing diverse areas, i.e. sports, cultural, literary, technical, design, theatre etc. A variety of events, fests and activities are organised throughout the year which ensure that the extra-curricular segment of NICMAR is always vibrant and creative. The Student activities provide a nice platform to the students to showcase their talents.
Student life at NICMAR is a mixed bag of serious learning and serious fun. With students from all over India and with diverse cultural backgrounds, it is truly a great place to learn team building in a practical way. The challenging array of Student Activities, which are truly Of, For and By the students, add colour and value to the life here.
NICMAR Pune launched its first student-initiated college centred publication in the form of a newsletter, titled 'Perception' in September 2017. The newsletter is an attempt to showcase the activities of the Institute to the world outside along with highlighting some of the core achievements of the student fraternity while also using this platform to inform the community at large on some of the updates of the CRIP sector.
From conceptualizing and designing the first edition, the Editorial team tried scaling things up with Edition 2, where the core concentration was to expand the focus areas thus creating a broad and diversified content base. With several interesting contributions and a larger content field, the aim was to indulge maximum reader concentration while making forth coming editions a mainstay in the life of not just NICMAR, but the entire CRIP sector at large. This edition was released on 18th March 2018, during the proceedings of the Annual Alumni Meet.
Taking a break from the mundane lifestyle, the edition 4 hopes to bring out an optimistic approach to everything around. With a more colorful and cheerful edition this time, the main idea was to put a thought into everyone's mind that is not only relevant but also thought provoking. This bi-annual publication covers all the recent updates associated with NICMAR Pune.
Perception is planned as a bi-annual publication covering all the recent developments associated with NICMAR Pune.
Students Council members of NICMAR who are primarily responsible for the coordination between all students and the college. They serve as the link between the student body and the NICMAR management.
|"Student Council 2020-2021"|
|Student Coordinator||Mr. Raj Sekhar Ghosh|
|Co-Student Coordinator||Ms. Emey Ammu Jenson|
|General Secretary||Mr. Abhishek Kumar|
|Treasurer||Mr. Narayan Dhakad|
|Event Coordinator||Mr. Adithya Rhamakrishna|
|Event Marketing Coordinator||Ms. Pooja H Panicker|
|Technical Coordinator||Mr. Manoj Kumar K|
|Cultural Coordinator||Ms. Ekta Ramakrishna Iyer|
|Sports Coordinator||Mr. Vaishakh Jaganath|
|Logistics Coordinator||Mr. Shyamal Deshmukh|
IT & Digital Media
|Ms. Nikita Nilesh Misal|
|Hostel & Mess Coordinator||Mr. Vaibhav Vishen|
|Editorial Coordinator||Ms. Shradha Menon|
|Design Coordinator||Mr. Rishabh Aggarwal|
|Sponsorship Coordinator||Mr. Vaibhav Mukesh Patel|
|Co-Sponsorship Coordinator||Ms. Merin Mariam Thomas|
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The 15th edition of the annual inter-college techno-cultural fest, TECHNIKALA 2020 was organized from 21st February to 23rd February 2020. The fest was a phenomenal success with three days of fun-filled events, activities, concerts and much more. Over 30 events in different genres such as cultural, sports, business, technical, informal, literary, design, photography and gaming were organized. Technikala 2020 saw an overwhelming participation of over 3000 students from various institutes from across the country. The theme of the fest was “A Portal into Paradise”. This theme was visible all around the campus through various exhibits and installations. The events were conducted along this theme.
As part of promoting Technikala 2020, a number of prelude events were organized such as cheering at the Pune Half marathon, Proshow artist reveal, tug of war, arm wrestling and lemon spoon race, the event ‘Singletine’, a flash mob and a musical performance at Westend Mall, Cyclothon, Bike Rally, and a one day sporting event called Technikala Premier League to promote the event. For the first time at NICMAR, Pune, a blood donation camp was organized as a prelude event to Technikala 2020. The blood donation camp received a good response as about 130 students donated blood for a cause.
Technikala 2020 concluded with a Pro-show by Mr. Akhil Sachdeva, a popular singer from the Indian film industry. Over 2000 students attended the pro-show. Thus, like every year, Technikala 2020 was a grand success.
An E-summit was organized for the first time in NICMAR as a part of Technikala 2020 events. The theme for the summit was “Capitalizing on the demographic dividend: Entrepreneurship and the way forward”. The summit aimed to serve as a platform for the students to have a broader outlook towards entrepreneurship and its growing need today. The summit consisted of speaker sessions followed by an interactive session on stock markets. The eminent speakers for the event were:
Mr. Chetan Tolia, MD & CEO, Sarotam Industrial
Mr. Vinit Dungarwal, Director, AMs Project Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Manan Mehta, TATA Starbucks – Business development (West India)
Mr. Milind Kher, Associate Vice President, Sharekhan by BNP Paribas Group
Keeping the tradition of NPL alive, it was conducted for the second time in the NICMAR Pune on the 28th, 29th February and 1st March 2020 where students had to compete against other teams in a number of sporting events to emerge victorious.
In the spirit of the games, team leaders were to come forward and select their team members from an auction of all the players where equal points were given to each team owner to choose their team on 27th February. 7 sporting event took place that were chosen to test strength of each team. The events were Football, Badminton, Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, Table tennis and Lawn tennis.
5 teams were finally formed who took part in this event. Both senior and junior students enthusiastically participated in various competitions. Students who were not participating were also cheering on for their fellow mates with great vigor.
The event came to an end with the prize distribution and closing ceremony on 1st March 2020 where the winners of the different events were felicitated and the overall winners of NPL 2020 was declared as the team Vipers.
The 7th Annual Academic Conclave was organized by NICMAR, Pune on the theme, ‘Steering through economic upheaval in the CRIP sector’ on 23rd November 2019. The academic conclave proved to be quite successful and enriching as the student participants got some valuable insights into the present economic scenario, the challenges faced by the construction industry and the measures to be taken for tackling them. The conclave panel comprised Mr. Paramvir Singh Paul, Branch Director, Knight Frank India, Mr. Rohan Kedia, Deputy Project Director, Mumbai zone, Godrej Properties Limited, Mr. Mehul Ved, Associate Vice President, Ernst and Young, and Mr. Praveen Subramanya, Senior Director- Advisory Services, Knight Frank India.
After the talks, the students and speakers engaged in an interactive panel discussion, in which both students and faculty members asked a wide range of questions to the expert panel members. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Rahul Deshpande, Dy. Dean of School of Projects, Real Estate Infrastructure Management, NICMAR, Pune.
The annual cultural intra-college event – REVERBZ 2019 was organized from 28th November to 1st December 2019. The tagline for the event was ‘Catch the Buzz’. Many new events were introduced to make it a memorable and joyful event for the students. This year saw a participation of around 500 students in various event genres like cultural, sports and informal. During this four-day fest, photography and moviemaking events like Pixel and Frame it were also conducted. The closing and prize distribution ceremony was held on 1st December 2019. ACM 3 was declared the runners up and ACM 2 emerged as the winners of Reverbs 2019, and they were felicitated with the rolling trophy.
The annual techno-managerial intra-college event – CHAKRAVIEW 2019 was hosted on 18th, 19th and 20th October 2019. Nicmarians showed great enthusiasm by participating in big numbers in all events. The program was titled ‘Chakraview 2019- Hidden in plain sight’ and the theme was ‘Black and White’. Various events in technical, business, literary and design domains were crafted to reflect this theme in numerous ways. This year saw a participation of around 300 students in different events.
There was a closing ceremony and prize distribution event organized, which had beautiful performances by both, the music club and the dance club, after which the winners in different events were felicitated. REUIM was the runner up and ACM 3 emerged as the winner of Chakraview 2019. They were felicitated with a trophy.
The annual intra-college sports competition SPARDHA 2019 was conducted from 10th to 14th September 2019. The event saw an overwhelming participation from all the sections to battle it out to be the winners of Spardha. The opening ceremony of Spardha 2019 was marked by a blazing torch which was carried by all the captains of the participating teams around the campus. In the beginning, a surprise event (a slow cycle race) was organized for all the students.
The event saw 8 different sporting events that included football, badminton, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, cricket, carom and chess. Apart from the outdoor games, there was a good turnout for indoor sports like table tennis and chess. The event came to an end with the prize distribution and closing ceremony where the winners of different events were felicitated and ACM 2 was declared the overall winners of Spardha 2019.
Udbhav 2019 was held on the theme “From U to V” highlighting the first and the last letters of the term ‘Udbhav’. The theme alluded to the very spirit of this event which creates a platform for the new students to socialise with their seniors, shed their inhibitions and compete with zeal and enthusiasm with their peers. 26 events across 8 event genres such as technical, design, sports, informal, gaming, literary, cultural, business were organised to provide the new members of the NICMAR family with multiple platforms to foster, and exhibit their skills and talent. The first day of the event was an ice-breaking opportunity for the 18 groups of the newcomers and their senior mentors. The groups participated in each event with great enthusiasm and team spirit. Udbhav 2019 was an opportunity for them to improve their confidence, leadership, team building, problem-solving, decision making, presentation, communication, and public speaking skills. Living up to its theme, Udbhav 2019 indeed inculcated the spirit of unity and collaboration among our students.
A formal farewell function was conducted on 2nd March 2020 at the auditorium to bid adieu to the batch of 2018-20 of all programmes. The event began with DG sir’s speech in which he wished the outgoing students success and guided them on their professional journey ahead. After sir’s speech, Dr. Vishwanath Lele, Dean- Placement and Industry Relations, Dr. Kirti Rajhans, the former Head, Student Activities and Dr. Amit Hiray, the present Head, Student Activities were felicitated. The Student Council 2018-19, the Placement Committee 2018-19, Class Representatives and Co-Class Representatives were felicitated during the function. Student representatives from the Student Council, Placement Committee and Class representatives shared their experiences and feelings on the occasion. The function concluded with the felicitation of members of the sports club, dance club, music club, fashion club, MAD club, R&D club and startup club of the institute.
Republic Day was celebrated on 26th January 2020 at NICMAR, Pune which began with the flag hoisting and parade by the guards followed by DG sir’s speech. The cultural performances followed the flag hoisting where the dance club, music club and MAD club had their performances on the occasion.
The harvest festival to celebrate and lift up the spirit of farmers of the nation was celebrated on 25th January 2020. Students setup a model village with a theme to save water and named it “Anahitaranyam” which translates to Goddess of water with artworks. In the evening there was a cultural performance showcasing the dance and music of Andhra and Telangana followed by a DJ night and Lohri celebration at the football ground.
NICMAR proudly celebrated the birth of lord Krishna on the campus by conducting the popular ritual of Dahi Handi. All senior and junior students participated with great zeal in the celebration.
Independence Day was celebrated on 15th August 2019 at NICMAR, Pune. The celebration comprised flag hoisting, parade by the guards and DG sir’s speech. Various cultural performances were given by the dance club, music club and MAD club on the occasion.
Onam, the festival of the land of the gods, Kerala, was celebrated with great enthusiasm on 16th September 2019. The academic lobby was decorated with paintings depicting the culture of Kerala. The cultural events included Thiruvathira and Malayalam songs in the morning at the academic lobby followed by a cultural performance in the evening at the Silver Jubliee hostel wherein students participated by dressing in the traditional Kerala attire.
Navratri was celebrated on 22th October 2019. Students decorated the SJB badminton court with Gujrati slogans, and lights. Prayers were offered to Goddess Durga and students performed Garba, the traditional dance form.
TheGanesh Utsav was a weeklong celebration from 1st September to 7th September 2019 which began with a flash mob to mark the beginning of the event on the 1st September 2019 in front of the Millennium boys’ hostel followed by the Ganesh Sthapana on the next day and the Ganesh Visarjan on 7th September 2019.
Christmas in NICMAR is a lively affair with the students coming together to enjoy a season of merriment and joy. Sparkled with the exchange of gifts, soulful and jubilant Christmas carols and few sweet treats, Christmas brings alive the campus with a wonderful cheer that sets the tone for the coming of the New Year.
Teacher’s day was celebrated in NICMAR along with the oath taking ceremony for the Student Council 2019-20 on 5th September 2019. The event began with DG sir’s speech where he shared his thoughts on the responsibilities of teachers, and appreciated the efforts of all faculty and staff members for their contribution towards the teaching and learning activities of the institute. Dr. Amit Hiray, Head, Student Activities welcomed the new Student Council in his speech. After the speeches, the commencement of the Student Council 2019-20 oath taking ceremony began wherein the new council was presented with sashes followed by their oath taking.
The Students’ body of NICMAR has formed various clubs to encourage and initiate various activities throughout the year. Apart from providing an avenue for students to showcase their immense talents, these clubs also encourage students to take the initiative in organizing events and set new standards of excellence. The students pursue a different array of activities in spite of their hectic academic schedule.
Quench is not just limited to being a conventional literary club. It is a platform put together by the students of NICMAR, Pune to quench your creative thirst. It is a collaboration of enthusiasts of not just literature but cinema and culture and has members who love to come together to discuss any and everything that goes on in the world. Quench is a medium to explore your existence in the world that surrounds you through various events and methods.
The club conducted bi-weekly meets this year wherein the mentors helped the students understand the purpose and process of carrying out research and publishing papers. The mentors conducted six meets for discussing the students’ research findings and making suggestions for further study. As an output, two teams have presented and published research papers. The mentors are keen on producing more output through the club by actively involving students in research.
A club for all the photography enthusiasts who believe that all the feelings can be captured by the lens. This club is formed by individuals who capture the smallest of the small things and the biggest of the big, who have an eye to capture the minutest and the most abstract details. This is a club for all the enthusiastic shutterbugs who believe that life is a story that can be told through photographs.
The club has been actively holding weekly meets to engage students in discussions related to different aspects of business and the start-up world. A total of 12 sessions were conducted this year. Each session had one aspect/operation of running a business be it marketing, financing, product development etc. Upon thorough discussions on these aspects, start-up of the day and start-up news of the week, were presented by the club mentors. This year, the club has hosted talks by Mr. Siddharth Nahta, Mr. Arpan Bansal, Mr. Sachin Amarnath, Mr. Rohan Carvalho, Mr. Aditya Oza and Mr. Kunal Gupta. All of the speakers were NICMAR Alumni who have been successfully running start-ups in different sectors.
The club meets are conducted once a week for competitions and in-house performances. The current clubs consist of the junior batch students who receive constant support and guidance from the senior club members. All clubs have won various prizes at intercollegiate level, and they have also performed for ILCC 2019 and ICCRIP 2019 organized by NICMAR, Pune.
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