In the recent training session organized for the employees of the university, we had on campus Mahendra Joshi, a motivational speaker with a track record of being one of the best in his forte since last 22 years and the founder of the organization, ‘Beyond Imagination’. His passion for helping people maximize their latent potential is unfaltering. The session encompassed all the do’s and don’ts to lead a balanced work life. In the mind warm-up activities, he illustrated techniques on how to tackle pressure, tension, stress and aggression, and be self-motivated to increase productivity in all walks of life. He also stressed on the importance of upgrading oneself with changing times and motivated everyone to always be open to learn new things to maintain the ascent in their career. The session helped everyone to look at life with an all new perspective and bring in positivity even in harsh situations.
Avantika University partners with YourDOST, India’s largest mental health and emotional wellness coach as its emotional wellness partner. The collaboration kicked off with the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Prasheel Suryawanshi and the Registrar, Dr. Manesh Patil, signing the MoU with Richa Singh, the CEO and Co-founder of the award-winning online emotional wellness platform. With a network of 900+ counselors, available 24x7x365, one can immediately and anonymously connect with the right expert from a pool of psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, life coaches and career coaches on varied range of topics such as life coaching, grief counseling, confidence building, personality development, career coaching, de- addiction support, relationship counseling, time management, social anxiety and many more such areas. The move comes with a strong believe to foster not only academic and professional but also mental wellness in the students, faculty and staff members for their all- rounded personality development.
Microsoft conducted a workshop on Technology Initiatives for Education on 22nd February, 2018 for the staff of Avantika. The staff and faculty learned about the latest Microsoft tools and technologies enabling them a global platform to be recognized for the innovative work they do. Benefits of the workshop included gaining exposure to Microsoft’s basket of educational tools, apps and technologies i.e., Microsoft Office 365, OneNote, Office Mix, Sway and many more; the invitation to join and connect to educators, school leaders and policy makers from across 119 countries and get unlimited access to learning resources, lesson plans and tutorials; and build a future-friendly learning center. The event was coordinated by Mr. N. Sivaramakrishnan, Head – ICT, along with Mr. Nischay Kandpal, Microsoft Learning Consultant.
A book exhibition was held on 5th January, 2018 at the Dnyaneshwar Knowledge Resource Center for the students and staff of Avantika University. On display were a wide range of books on Design and Technology, besides other volumes centered on enhancing the students’ thinking and creative faculties. The event was inaugurated by Professors Sanjay Jain, Dr. Hemant Kaushik, and Kuntal De, along with students Siddharth Gondhale and Apeksha Sardana of the M.Des program. Organized and coordinated by Dr. Mukesh Bhargava, the event saw both, students and staff members purchasing books to build their personal collections.
Students at Avantika organized a freshers party – ‘Aarohan’, heralding new beginnings. The evening of 3rd December, 2017 saw the students take over the University, designing the menu and curating the entertainment as well. The girls dressed in all their finery in black and the boys in black and white as was the dress code. They’d even set up a food truck serving a delectable spread for the party. This evening of revelry involved a lot of fine music, with some scintillating dance and song performances by the students. The Aarohan evening did herald new beginnings, while weaving wonderful memories for everyone.