The Journalism Society and Model UN Club make up the pillars of the Literary Club and it is a haven for the future wordsmiths of our country, a place for debate, speech and writing. The Journalism Society is one of the youngest clubs under the umbrella of the Literary Society. However, it boasts a team of passionate students who write and design the monthly newsletter for SIT: Between the Lines. The newsletter reports on current affairs and university events, serving as a trusted news source for students and faculty of SIT. The club also takes on the mammoth task of publishing the annual magazine ‘Vibrations’. Students showcase creative non-fiction, expertly crafted essays, lyrical poetry and more. Model UN is a rich learning environment that teaches people more about major world events and diplomatic relations. The MUN club prides itself on combining current affairs and creativity to prove a memorable experience to its members and participants. Like the TED club, the focus is on self-improvement, and they conduct many mock MUNs to give people an opportunity to gain confidence in their oratory ability. The Literary Society of Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune is a collective environment for sharing innovative ideas. With a student-led community focussed on propagating and expanding the scope of literary activities within and outside the institute, whether it be in the form of interactive seminars with experts, activities, TED talks, newsletters, magazines and much more, the Literary Society is a shining symbol of industriousness combined with ingenuity. The main objective of the Literary Society is to create an environment where all students are encouraged to pursue activities such as elocution, public speaking, debating, creative writing, journalism, and productive discussion. Such activities are instrumental in instilling a sense of self-belief among the students, making them ever more confident to face any challenges that may come their way. In line with the motto of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्, which means “The whole world is a family”, the Literary Society also believes in the core principles of inclusivity and unity.
Keeping in view the all-round development of students, various clubs like music and dance club, photography club, fine arts society, innovation and creativity cell, green cell etc. have been started. The students of SIT actively organize and participate in various activities of these clubs and societies. Mechanical Engineering Students Association (MESA) is very active in promoting technical and literary skills of the students. The club V@rSITy-care of SIT is committed to spreading social awareness and community service amongst the students. The literary society at SIT was developed in order to make students more familiar and buff up their skills in literature, oratory, debates and writing.
Students, with due guidance from faculties, manage various Students’ Departmental Societies like Civil Engineering Society of Symbiosis (CESS), Mechanical Engineering Students Association(MESA), Google Club (Computer Science and Information Technology- Departmental Technical Society) and IEEE Student Chapter (Electronics and Telecommunication Department). A multitude of activities/events are organized under these Students’ Departmental Societies.
The TED club nurtures self-improvement, creativity, group discussion and public speaking. The students organise not only memorable events but also develop vital interpersonal skills.
Special attention is paid to improving communication skills and applying creative and critical thinking strategies to develop ideas worth talking about, as is the TED motto.
All events are centred around learning beyond the book and expanding the mental horizons of the participants. Every Thursday in the last hour there is a student
TED talk session and every Friday in the last hour there is a TED talk session for the faculty and staff at SIT; where faculty and students assemble to watch a TED talk and then discuss about it. In some sessions faculty and students also get an opportunity to deliver a talk on a topic of their expertise or interest.
It is a wonderful platform for all to come together and express as well as share their thoughts and ideas.
On 27th November 2021, TED Club successfully organised an international TEDx Countdown event named TEDxSIULavale, to raise awareness about the significance of sustainable environment and the increasing impact of climate change on our lives and how we can work together to help curb it.
The activities undertaken by the club so far are:
Founded by the United Nations in 2010, Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young leaders who defend gender equality. Girl Up works globally to empower girls in terms of Leadership, Entrepreneurship & STEM and position them as leaders across industries where women are underrepresented. With the same goals in mind, a mission to create a positive change in our college and beyond and with a focus on women in STEM, we started a Girl Up Chapter in our college in April, 2021 by the name of ‘Girl Up SIT Pune’. Through Girl Up, we aim to provide a platform to girls and women to put forth their opinions and aspirations fearlessly and sensitize the youth towards Gender Equality.
Activities Conducted and Initiatives taken by Girl Up SIT in 2021-22
We kickstarted our journey to make a difference with an event, which pushed our peers to contemplate issues like gender bias and underrepresentation of women in STEM and what can be done to improve the current scenario.
Several ideas were discussed, and the event saw a good turnout of enthusiastic people.
Although every solution presented was empowering and ambitious, there were two that stood out. Tania Muley and Swastika Gupta suggested the two winning ideas.
For our next initiative, we brainstormed and came up with a campaign #SheBelongsinSTEM in the month of May. Our main goal was to encourage the participation of women in the field of STEM and create awareness & bring a change in mental bigotry and conception.
We interviewed two of our own faculty members - Dr. Neeru Bhagat and Dr. Rupali Nagar - about their experiences in STEM.
We also interviewed Mrs. Jishy Samuel, scientist/engineer at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO).
This activity aimed to create a platform for girls to share their experiences and boost their confidence. We also intended to disseminate the difference between funny and sexist statements. We also celebrated Pride month with our members showing their support towards the LGBTQ+ Community.
To honour Women's Equality Day, we posted several posts discussing topics like Gender Pay Disparity, The Untold History of Indian Women in STEM, and Women entrepreneurs in STEM.
For National Sports Day, we commemorated the Female Indian Olympic Winners. We also spoke to our female sports champions at SIT Pune and created a reel on the same, sharing their experiences and victories with the world.
For teachers' day, we collaborated with the Brushes to Pixels Club and sent each of our faculty members personalized cards. We also shared a poem and reel to celebrate our teachers.
We held a reel-making competition encouraging our fellow students at SIT Pune to show their Passion for Gender Equality in STEM. We received several creative entries, but there was one reel that stood out- Suruchi Kumar.
Welcoming the new batch with enthusiasm and fervor, Girl Up not only invited all the new students to join its diverse community, but also conducted a recruitment drive for the Core Team.
Furthermore, we conducted some fun activities for the new batch, which were highly appreciated and enjoyed by all of them.
Through a series of posts, we aimed to spread awareness about the bias that women face in medical treatment, the most common types of cancers that affect women and what can be done to help identify and treat them at an early stage
At Girl Up, we believe every individual deserves equal access to opportunities. So, we curated a list of scholarships for women in STEM that can help them move towards a brighter future.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sayali Sandbhor, M. ASCE, is officially appointed as the Faculty advisor by the ASCE office in 2021.
Symbiosis Music Society, or SMS as it’s popularly known around the campus, is a platform where people from different walks of life come together for their love for music, as well as to learn, explore and appreciate the beautiful journey of being a performer and musician. Our main aim is to transform the musical environment at SIT, and to develop a musical space within the campus. We genuinely believe in supporting and encouraging the upcoming artists on campus.
The club was formed as a result of the enthusiasm of our original Board members, who had the simple objective of creating a safe space for music on campus. More students joined, eventually forming the official independent band of SIT, KalaJowsh.
SMS has been involved in a host of activities, events and competitions in the campus as well as outside, with regular performances in Aarambh, Reverb, Prota, Induction week, Pre-Techfest, Crescendo, Farewell, and many others. Additionally, we are always involved whenever there is anything music-related occurring on campus.
Faculty Incharge: Dr. Sayali Sandbhor
About: We at TTC focus on the holistic development of our members by participating in several competitions at various levels such as national and international level and also undertake various research projects to enhance our knowledge in the core domain of civil engineering. Apart from this, we also engage in various interesting webinars and workshops to gain knowledge of latest trends and concepts. TTC offers a platform for like minded students to work on hands on projects, publish research in conferences and journals. It provides the necessary support to the students as a community of both smart and hard working individuals that wish to work out of the box!
The Photography Club, or TPC as it’s known around SIT, was formed with an aim of improving the photographs that students click everyday, whether that be Pune rains, the beautiful architecture of the Lavale campus, or the clear blue skies. Through this club, students get to learn the various aspects involved in photography with the help of technical sessions, Photowalks, webinars by experienced and famous photographers, and many other avenues. TPC presents budding photographers with opportunities to cover the various events happening in and around campus, thus improving their craft. These events could be the various competitions, festivals, Prota, Techfest, Induction week or even Reverb! Our objective is to tell stories with our pictures, containing aspects of flora, fauna, landscapes along with human life interwoven with various aspects. In addition to all these avenues, TPC also introduces students to some nuanced photography techniques, such as Light trails, Long Exposure Photography, Steel Wool Photography, Forced Perspective, Astrophotography, Wildlife photography, and many more. We keep organizing a host of photography-themed exhibitions and contests, broadcasting the work done by the TPC members.
We are actively involved on Instagram, with our design, management, content and Public Relation(PR) teams managing an account with 1000+ followers. So if you’re interested in design, writing content, or in managing PR, TPC is the place for you!
Join us if you’re interested in making your photographs better, making viral content for Instagram, and for exploring new horizons!
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Soul to Sole is the official dance club of SIT wherein students get to perform together on many formal and informal occasions like Reverb, Farewell, Techfest etc. to name a few. They mentor students during the first year induction event. The group goes out of SIT to compete with other trooper groups. The group represents SIT for dance at SIU level performances like Aarambh and other inter-university competitions as well. Prof. Vaishnavi Dabir mentors the group for their performances.
MESA was born in 2011 with a motive to provide a common platform for innovative technical ideas to students, right from the nativity of Mechanical Engineering Students Association (M.E.S.A) , the club has experienced fondness across all branches and allures all mechanical engineering students. The club has been growing dynamically from its embryonic stage here at SIT and has advanced amidst the years and turned out to be the most substantial and talked about committees. MESA has been organizing technical events in a euphoric environment with a blend of merriment to them. The club has also organized various technical workshops in collaboration with some of the most zestful personalities on the technical front. Students have the opportunity and choose to join MESA for many reasons: pursuit of individual interests, career networking opportunities, social camaraderie and acceptance towards innovative ideas.Some of the recent events conducted by M.E.S.A in 2019-20 are
From being inexperienced volunteers to learning to lead the entire club, MESA has played a significant role in our personal as well as professional growth. While organizing various events including the Techfest (Mechronos) seems like a monumental task, but the team never failed to give their best which further motivated us, and is one of the biggest reasons why if you are in MESA, you could be the, 'go to person' in your college. We highly recommend our batchmates and juniors to be a part of the committee and witness yourself being transformed.
Pranav Dixit & Pooja Singh (MESA Student Heads, 2020-21)
Faculty Incharge: Dr. Sayali Sandbhor
Civil Engineering Society of Symbiosis [CESS] represents current students as well as faculty as its members within the Civil Engineering Department at SIT. Civil Engineering Society of Symbiosis [CESS] was formed on 11/01/2012.
Civil Engineering society of Symbiosis [CESS] was formed with key objectives as
Developer Students Clubs:-
Developer Student Clubs help students bridge the gap between theory and practice.
These university-based communities cater to students interested in Google developer technologies. Students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment while building solutions for local businesses. Developer Student Clubs is a community where everyone is welcome.
Developer Student Clubs is a program supported by Google Developers.
The recent events of Developer Student Clubs, Symbiosis Institute of Technology (DSC SIT) chapter include:
DSC SIT also conducts continuous student engagement via:
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EPIC:- The Entrepreneurship Promotion and Innovation Cell [EPIC] is an active student body at Symbiosis Institute of Technology, formed with the intention of promoting entrepreneurial spirit and culture for innovation among the students. It conducts various events to expose the students to the world of entrepreneurship and to inculcate in them the spirit for innovation and creativity. EPCI aims at creating an environment in the campus wherein the students prefer to think beyond the routine campus jobs and enthusiastically come forward to embrace the journey of entrepreneurship. It also aspires to motivate students to believe in themselves and their creative instincts. EPIC intends to support the students to come up with innovative and creative solutions for the problems faced by society / industry.
Being a part of the ecell of the college was not just an opportunity but a path finder.The activities we conducted,the networking sessions we had,the ideas we churned out through innumerous brainstorming session has not only led to recognition of the ecell and the college at a national level but self improvement and realization.EPIC made me do a SWOT analysis of myself to sum it up.
The journey ever since I joined the club was extremely excruciating at the start but rewarding in the end.In the journey as it should be,all the three my- college,my ecell and me have been distinguished separately and collectively,various times. I say “Multiple opportunities lie in front of you, but to be an opportunist or not is a choice you make! "
-Bishal Gupta (SYCS)
5) Varsity care:
The social awareness club- V@rSITy-carewas inaugurated in 2014 to provide a platform to the students who want to use what they learn in the classroom to help the society directly. Through the activities conducted by the club we strive to inculcate empathy, compassion and a sense of social responsibility in these young budding engineers.
The activities undertaken by the club so far are:
Wrench Wielders Racing (WWR) is the Formula Student team of Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune. We are a team brimming with technology and speed in our hearts.
What We Do -
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FSEV Concept Challenge 2020:
Wrench Wielders Racing Electric participated in the FSEV concept challenge 2020, which is a virtual design presentation for EV powertrain design. The event focuses on powertrain and drivetrain design and selection, battery and accumulator design, thermal management, HV and LV systems, procurement timeline of components and team management. Nine students from the team participated in the event and competed against 37 national and international teams. WWR Electric bagged the 3rd position in Battery design, 9th in Powertrain and 10th in EV presentation, scoring 46 out of 50 points in technical review. The team received positive feedback from the judges and is now working on completing the design of the complete car.
The Road Ahead -
Keeping pace with the industry shift towards electric vehicles, we are now designing our first all Electric Car for the 2021 season !!
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Introduction to the Club
Editors, scriptwriters, actors, and theatre marketers unite to form the well represented and popular drama club of Symbiosis Institute of Technology, The MOSAIC.
This drama community focuses on giving each member and participant a platform to showcase their unique talents in their own way, without any prejudices in terms of class, creed, colour or gender. This is an all-inclusive club which provides and nurtures freedom of expression within the disciplinary boundaries of the Institute.
From a goofy satire to nail-biting horror, there is not a single genre that it does not welcome and experimented with. Even if there's a plot that does not find a place outside the realms of the college; the MOSAIC will always allow you to perform it.
This drama platform allows you to stay authentic with yourself while building your personality in the process. It teaches you the virtue behind essential skills like teamwork, communication, confidence, leadership and time management, to name a few. It allows you to explore different sides of filmmaking as you become familiar with the actual filmmaking process - and encourages you to venture into fields outside your comfort zone.
The best part about it is that all this takes place in a genuinely enticing and fun manner! After all, who doesn't like films and charades?
The activities taken by the club include, but are not limited to, Social Media Content Creation, Event Celebrations, Podcasts, Skits, Short Films, and anything you can attach the word drama to!
Instagram Link for MOSAIC:https://www.instagram.com/themosaics_/
The AI Club is a technical society with the goal of spreading awareness and knowledge on topics like machine learning, deep learning and data science. We organize tech talks, webinars, hands on workshops etc.by the industry professionals. Registrations are opened all over for online events.
Faculty Mentor-Dr.Shilpa Gite
As the first instalment in the tech talk series, this session consisted of a detailed introduction of data science and machine learning along with a discussion on eight different use cases of Machine learning. The session speaker Ms. Usha Rengaraju is a data scientist and IWorld’s first women 2x Kaggle Grandmaster.
The guest speaker for this event was Mr. Dipanjan Sarkar, a Data Science Lead, published author, a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning. The session was a foray into the world of AI used in the tech industry and how the same has been implemented across many different spaces.
This session was simply a lesson on NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and a highlight on its real-world use cases. The guest speaker for the session was Mr. Nikhil Malhotra, the Global head of tech innovation at Tech Mahindra. His expertise and passion include AI with a focus on NLP.
Another episode of Tech Talk Saturday titled “Latest trends in AI and Information Retrieval” by Mr. Abhay Ratnaparkhi, lead developer at IBM, USA.
Taking it back to roots of AI with how ANNs are analogous to neural networks of the human brain, this session primarily dealt with how neuroscience has been an important part of AI and its influence in the field of AI by Mr. Nikhil Malhotra, Global head of tech innovation at Tech Mahindra.
This session was a discussion on APIs with real world examples and their usage in companies with a hands-on training session about APIs with Postman. The guest speaker for this event was Mr. Shubham Londhe - Python Backend Developer, Youtuber, Speaker and Mentor.
This session on interviews was a detail on different methods to succeed in interviews by Mr. Dinesh Anatwar, Former Head, Education and Research , Infosys-Pune.
This session primarily served as an insight into the career angle in the Artificial intelligence and ML space and also a discussion about its future scope.
This workshop was 2-days involving a studio session on Tableau by Mr. Kedar Joshi (certified Tableau desktop specialist). Session content included BI dashboards, introduction to Tableau- filters and actions complemented with a demo of full dashboard designing.
The session covered all the necessary concepts of statistics that are used in Artificial Intelligence. Session guest speaker, Mr. Suny Desai is a senior expert at SAS.
This was a two-day workshop series on NLP (Natural Language Processing) - the interaction between human language and computers. Session speaker, Mr. Dipanjan Sarkar is a Data Science Lead and a published author. He has also been recognized as one of the Top Ten Data Scientists in India, 2020 by a few leading technology magazines and publishing houses.
PYTHON BOOTCAMP 2021
AI CLUB - PYTHON BOOTCAMP '21 is a certification course consisting of Live lectures and Doubt Clearing Sessions with Guided Assignments and Projects primarily intended for those learners with minimal to no coding experience. The course received over 300 registrations and was conducted over a period of 60 days in three separate phases (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) and three tests were conducted for each of the three phases of the course to keep a check on the learning efficiencies of the participants.
Interactive live meetings were held on both Google meet and MS Teams. The topics covered during the three phases of the courses included Fundamentals of Python Programming, GitHub basics, working with libraries and DSA (Data Structures and Algorithms). Overall, the course was received with much appreciation from the participants and served to be the first coding lecture series for many of them too.
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Brushes to Pixels :-
Brushes to Pixels is The Fine Arts Club of Symbiosis Institute of Technology headed by Aqsa Kazi and Tania Muley, mentored by Prof Shruti Maheshwari. The club gives opportunities to amateur and professional student artists of the college by conducting various art events and showcasing them on their Instagram account. Events like Pride Month Hand Painting, Rangowali Diwali, Olympix (Olympics Themed Ary Competition), Comic Strip Competition in collaboration with Varsity Care (ISR Club of College) , etc have been successfully conducted within one year of establishment of the Club. The main motive of the Club is to promote art culture among the students.