Dec 272016
 

IITBAA Pune Chapter has organized a Classic Rock Music program in Pune on 8th Jan, 2017 from 6pm onwards. The evening includes music, dinner & drinks. We are thankful to Enpro India who’ve partially sponsored this event.

The program shall have Shrikant Awalegaonkar -Ouch (C’79, H5) play the music of bands like Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Cream, CCR, Dire Straits, Led Zeplin, Rolling Stones, ELP, Santana, Doors, Beatles, Steely Dan and many more! Ouch has been entertaining audiences all through his days at IITB and has never stopped since. Alongside his career in IT, he continues to perform regularly with his band in the US, swinging by at his alma mater to get back to his roots and touch base with where it all began.

Ouch has put a number of songs on You tube – 206 videos.

  1. Locomotive Breath- Jethro Tull- at IITB Golden Jubilee celebrations in New York in 2008
  2. Smoke on the water- Deep Purple in 2008
Where: 3rd floor, Hotel Sadanand, Baner Road
When: Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 @ 6pm
Cost: Rs 1500/- per person

This is a PAN IIT event. Spouses & other family interested are welcome. Let us have a rocking time together!

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Dec 272016
 

The Y-Point Orchestra will have its next performance in Pune on 7th January 2017. The YPO has been going from strength to strength. In addition to the 3 shows they have had in Pune they have also performed in Delhi in Sept 15 & Goa in Oct 15.

Where:
Bal Shikshan Mandir English Medium School, Mayur Colony, Karve Road
When: Saturday, January 07 @ 5:30pm. Registration starts at 5pm
Cost: Rs 200/- per person

So get ready to enjoy your favourite Old Hindi Songs rendered by some amazingly talented IIT Alumni on the saxophone, accordion, keyboard, guitar etc., accompanying our very own Kishor Kumars, Rafis, Latas and Ashas. The main performance will last for about two hours. Snacks & Tea will be served. IITB Alumni are welcome to invite their families and friends to join the fun evening.

This will be in support of the GREAT Foundation an NGO started by Viney Kirpal a long time teacher at IITB. GREAT Foundation has aimed at providing quality education to the children of low income families attending government schools. They are currently focusing on setting up activity-based Science labs in government schools.

Tickets can be purchased at following locations (10am-6pm)

As the response will probably be more than the seats available please get your tickets as soon as possible.

Jyoti Pardeshi
Great Software Laboratory Private Limited
7th Floor, Amar Arma Genesis,
Baner Road, Baner (Opp Domino’s Pizza)
Pune – 411007
Tel: +91 20 4671 1000

Namrata, Vinod
Sprye Solutions,
Flat #4, Neeti Apartment,
Moreshwar Housing Society,
Baner Road, Pune
Tel: 020-65263999

Vilas Kulkarni’s Studio
Plot No 40 B, Swastishree Society
Chinmay Mission Lane, Near Cosmos Bank
Karvenagar, Pune 411051
Ph: 94220-16005

Ashish Belagali
Acism Software Private Limited,
Dnyanavatsal Commercial Complex (Synerzip building),
Opp. Vanadevi Mandir, Karve road
Karve Nagar, Pune – 411052
Ph: 98900-56365

GREAT Foundation’s appeal for donations

GREAT Foundation Pune, a registered Trust(E/3501) was founded in 2002 by Dr. Viney Kirpal to strengthen the core concepts in Science, Math, and English in less privileged children. A lean organization, it has already worked with 78 schools and over 40,000 students across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi-NCR through its Projects ‘Science is Fun’, ‘Teach to Reach’ and its new flagship program’ Project Udaan’.

Project Udaan, started in May 2016 has 40 less privileged students on board, selected out of 200 who took the entrance test. The project aims to coach bright Std 9 students from government and low fee civic schools in the basic concepts of Physics, Chemistry, Math and Logical Reasoning for 4 years and prepare them for competitive exams such as the JEE.

You will meet the beneficiaries at the event with their parents. A 3-4 minute video will also be screened to help YPO event attendees understand the program better.

Nov 222016
 

In an attempt to improve interaction between alumni of IITB & amongst other IITs in Pune, we will be having a networking function every six months. So twice a year, you will have a chance to potentially network with all IITans in Pune in one place. Be it helping with your career, business or leisure, alumni can help each other much more than anyone else because of the common roots we share. There are about 1,900 members in just the IITB alumni fraternity in Pune.

The second function for this year is planned for November 26, 2016 at GS Lab terrace. We are expecting a lot of participation from younger alumni.

Registration is neccesary. Please register at http://iitbaapune.in/networking. The function is open for alumni from all IITs. Every alumnus can also bring one other person who is interested in networking but not an IIT alumnus. The damages are Rs. 300 per head including a light dinner. Beer will be available for purchase at the venue. To facilitate more meaningful networking, a list of alumni who have registered and their interests shall be published on this website before the event, so please register early.

Before the networking begins, there will be a Q & A session with Srikrishna Karkare & Alka Karkare on their experience in building a manufacturing company. They are both IITB, C1982 graduates who met in IIT. They started Enpro (enproindia.com) which is a Global leader in Mechanical Fluid Systems. Both their sons are IIT graduates as well – one from IITB & another from IITKGP.

Oct 052016
 

Watch Dr SP Sukhatme, Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay speaking about “Can India’s future needs of electricity be met by renewable energy sources?”.


In this lecture, an attempt is made to answer two questions. How much electrical energy will India need in the future? Can this need for electricity be met by renewable energy sources? The first question is answered in two ways. In the first approach, the energy inputs required for various activities in the residential, commercial, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture and other sectors are considered, while in the second approach, the empirical relationship between the Human Development Index and the annual per capita consumption of electricity is used. The second question is answered by systematically considering all the renewable sources (solar power, wind power, hydro-electric power, etc) and estimating the potential of each source to supply electricity in the future. In an overall sense, the calculations show that the annual need of electricity can perhaps be met by renewable sources if India adopts a frugal policy for energy usage. However, this is not enough because the demand for electricity has to be met continuously on a daily basis. Many difficult technical challenges will have to be overcome in order to tackle this issue successfully. These challenges are discussed.

Dr SP Sukhatme is a well known figure in IITB having been there from 1965 to 2000, serving as HOD Mech dept. and Director.

Following Dr. Sukhatme, Ashok Sreenivas of Prayas spoke on current and future challenges to be overcome by the Indian energy sector. The debates around the right technology mix and the transition pathways are important and necessary. However, there are other challenges before the Indian energy sector which also need to be understood and addressed. The talk will present an overview of such challenges and some ideas on how they can be addressed, so that the energy sector can support equitable and sustainable development for all Indians.


Ashok is a Senior Research Fellow at Prayas (Energy Group), where he works on issues related to energy policy, energy data and modelling, energy access and fossil fuels, Prior to joining Prayas, he was associated with TRDDC (a research arm of TCS) and Parisar, a group working on urban transport issues in Pune. Ashok has a B. Tech in 1987 and Ph. D. in Computer Science in 1997 from IITB. Prayas (Energy Group) is an energy policy research and advocacy group based out of Pune, which has been working in this field for over twenty years. Prayas is known for its rigorous and comprehensively analytical approach to issues, which has helped to build its credibility across the various stakeholders in the sector.

Sep 142016
 

The IITBAA Pune Chapter had invited Dr Deepak Ranade on 27/Aug/2016 to talk about consciousness and the brain.

Dr. Ranade explored the anthropological basis of the nervous system and walked the audience through its evolution from the unicellular organism up to the present day human nervous system.

Consciousness is considered to be a uniquely human faculty. Dr. Ranade discussed the various facets of consciousness such as:

  • Is the brain the essential substrate for consciousness?
  • The Hierarchy of consciousness
  • Quantum physics and the Quantum approach to consciousness.
  • Neurotheology and the “God centre”

Dr. Deepak Ranade did his MBBS and MS in BJ Medical College in Pune. He is currently Professor and Head of Department Of Neurosurgery, at D.Y. .Patil Medical college in Pimpri which is recognised for its M.Ch (Neurosurgery). He has published several papers in Neurosurgery in reputed international journals of medicine.