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Thursday, 20 June 2024 12:29

Dr Vidya Nagre

Thursday, 20 June 2024 11:33

Five-Day Workshop on Interview Techniques

Concept Note: Five-Day Workshop on Interview Techniques

The Five-Day Workshop on Interview Techniques was held from November 6th to November 10th, 2023. This intensive workshop was designed to enhance the interviewing skills of participants, focusing on both theoretical and practical aspects. It aimed to equip attendees with the necessary tools to conduct effective and insightful interviews across various contexts, including academic research, journalism, human resources, and qualitative data collection.

1. Enhance Understanding of Interview Fundamentals:

  • ntroduce participants to different types of interviews (structured, semi-structured, and unstructured).
  • Discuss the significance of interviews in various professional and academic settings.

2. Develop Practical Interview Skills:

  • Provide hands-on training in crafting effective questions.
  • Practice techniques for building rapport and ensuring ethical standards.
  • Role-play scenarios to simulate real-life interview settings.

3. Improve Analytical Capabilities:

  • Teach methods for analyzing and interpreting interview data.
  • Discuss the integration of interview findings into broader research or organizational strategies.

Key Components
1. Lectures and Presentations:

  • Expert-led sessions covering foundational theories and contemporary practices in interview techniques.
  • Case studies demonstrating successful interview strategies and common pitfalls.

2. Interactive Workshops:

  • Small group activities to practice interview skills.
  • Peer review sessions where participants can critique and improve each other's techniques.

3. Role-Playing Exercises:

  • Simulated interview scenarios tailored to different fields such as HR recruitment, journalistic interviews, and academic research.
  • Immediate feedback from facilitators to refine participants' approaches.

4. Data Analysis Sessions:

  • Workshops focused on coding and interpreting interview data.
  • Techniques for maintaining objectivity and consistency in analysis.
  • Techniques for preparing a resume.


Target Audience

The workshop was designed for the students belong to various academic streams:

  • Students and early-career professionals interested in mastering interview techniques.
  • Students belong to different departments and semesters.

Expected Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants were expected to:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of various interview methodologies.
  • Develop and refine practical interviewing skills through hands-on practice.
  • Learn effective techniques for analyzing and utilizing interview data.
  • Build confidence in conducting interviews in their respective fields.


The Five-Day Workshop on Interview Techniques provided a comprehensive training experience, blending theoretical knowledge with practical application. Through expert guidance and interactive sessions, participants enhanced their interviewing capabilities, making them better equipped to conduct insightful and impactful interviews in their professional roles.







Thursday, 20 June 2024 10:27

Visionary Techfest’ 2024

Vishwakarma University and Binghamton University Unite for Techfest: A Fusion of

Innovation and Art

Visionary Techfest '24, hosted by Vishwakarma University in collaboration with Binghamton University, concluded on 8 th Feb, 2024 with resounding success, marking an extraordinary display of innovation, creativity, and technical prowess.

The event brought together 258 participants from various institutions, creating a vibrant atmosphere of collaboration and knowledge exchange. Visionary Techfest'24 was a testament to the commitment of Vishwakarma University to fostering technological innovation and providing a platform for students to showcase their talents.

Highlights of Visionary Techfest '24:

Cutting-Edge Projects: Participants presented a diverse range of projects encompassing fields such as Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and Design and Thinking reflecting the latest trends and advancements in technology.

Sessions by Binghamton University representatives: The event featured enlightening sessions by esteemed speakers, including Madhusudhan Govindaraju (Vice Provost for International Education and Global Affairs) and Michael Testani (Senior Director of Outreach & Engagement) providing valuable insights into the ever-evolving world of technology.

Competitions and Challenges: Techfest witnessed intense competitions, challenging participants to apply their skills in real-world scenarios. The innovative solutions presented were commendable.

Project Exhibition: A display of impactful projects highlighted the practical applications of theoretical knowledge, demonstrating the participants'; ability to bring ideas to life.

Art Exhibition: The creative flair of students shone through an impressive art exhibition, showcasing the fusion of technology and artistic expression.

Special Recognition:
Binghamton University Sponsored winner’s Prize: Binghamton University generously sponsored Prize worth One Lakh, recognizing outstanding achievements in the Techfest.

Appreciation and Thanks:
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Co-ordinator Visionary Techfest ’24 and Head of AI department Dr. Pratibha Mahajan, Dean S&T Dr. Nitin Satpute, Asso. Dean S&T Prof. Tareek Pattewar, Director International Relations Dr. Kailas Patil for their invaluable contributions, making Visionary Techfest '24 a remarkable success. Special thanks to our Visionary Club members, volunteers, and participants who played pivotal roles in making this event unforgettable.

As we celebrate the success of Visionary Techfest '24, we look forward to future editions that will continue to inspire, educate, and push the boundaries of technological innovation.

About Vishwakarma University:
Vishwakarma University, Pune (VU) is a natural offshoot of the Vishwakarma Group of Institutions’ educational legacy, spanning more than 35 years. Vishwakarma University is a Member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU, New Delhi). As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. These rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).VU Awarded as Emerging University by Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India. The University focuses on academic excellence, positively impacting the student community and the society at large. The learning model at Vishwakarma University is the combination of knowing, practising, performing, and reflecting. The “learning by doing” approach practised through industry participation provides an opportunity for practical and pragmatic learning to students. Through a contemporary curriculum and ecosystem of holistic development, the university aims to prepare learners for fulfilling career paths.

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Thursday, 20 June 2024 10:09

Visionary Techfest’ 2023

Event Details:

Name of the event- Visionary Techfest ‘23

Date(s) of the event- 06, Nov, 2023

Description of the event -
The Visionary Club of the Faculty of Science and Technology orchestrated a remarkable Techfest on November 6, 2023, showcasing the prowess of BTech, BSc, and MSc students in technology. The event, graced by the presence of esteemed faculty members, covered diverse domains like Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), Cybersecurity, and Internet of Things (IoT).

Commencing with a felicitation ceremony, the event expressed gratitude to the honorable Dean S&T, Dr. Nitin Satpute, and HoD AI and Coordinator of the event, Dr. Pratibha Mahajan, presenting saplings as tokens of appreciation. The enthusiastic participation of students and the vibrant atmosphere set the stage for an exciting competition.

The techfest unfolded with the declaration of problem statements to 32 teams, each allocated a creatively decorated room infused with inspirational quotes. Core members and team management ensured the smooth progress of techfest activities, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment. Ten judges, experts in their respective fields, diligently evaluated the teams' solutions, adding a competitive edge to the event.

The event's climax arrived with the announcement of the top three winning teams in each domain. Dean S&T, Dr. Nitin Satpute, and Associate Dean S&T, Dr. Sanjesh Pawale, HoD Computer Engineering Prof. Tareek Pattewar, and HoD AI Dr. Pratibha Mahajan graced the occasion with their presence, sharing valuable insights and applauding the participants for their exceptional efforts.

The Techfest not only showcased the technical acumen of the students but also fostered an environment of learning, collaboration, and innovation. It served as a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of both participants and organizers in advancing technology and problem-solving skills within the academic community. The success of the event reflects the commitment of the Visionary Club and the Faculty of Science and Technology to nurturing a culture of exploration and excellence.


Event photos-

Number of students involved in event- 120 students participated and around 50 students volunteered to organize the event

Achievements and Outcomes-

Diverse Participation and Domains: The Techfest drew active participation from BTech, BSc, and MSc students, demonstrating their technological prowess in diverse domains like AI/ML, Cybersecurity, and IoT.
Innovative Environment and Collaboration: The Techfest provided a creatively decorated environment infused with inspirational quotes, fostering collaboration and innovation. Core members and team management ensured the smooth progress of activities, creating a dynamic and collaborative atmosphere.

Competitive Evaluation and Recognition: Ten expert judges rigorously evaluated solutions, adding a competitive edge to the event. The announcement of the top three winning teams in each domain, along with insights from dignitaries, recognized and applauded participants for their exceptional efforts.

The Visionary Club's Techfest not only showcased technical excellence but also promoted collaboration, innovation, and a culture of learning. The event's success underscores the commitment of both participants and organizers to advancing technology and cultivating a culture of exploration within the academic community.

Guest Session on Study Abroad Opportunities for TY Computer and Artificial Intelligence Students

Date: [16 April 2024]

Venue: Auditorium, Main Building, Vishwakarma University, Department of Computer Engineering and Artificial Intelligence

Attendees: TY Computer Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Students


The Department of Computer Engineering and Artificial Intelligence at Vishwakarma University organized a guest session aimed at enlightening TY Computer and AI/DS students on the topic of studying abroad. Coordinated by Prof. Swati Shriyal, the session featured Mr. Rohit Runwal, the founder of Mad Learning, a Learning Hub, and an expert in Aptitude and Digital Marketing.
The session commenced with an introduction by Dr. Sandip Thite, the HOD of the Department of Computer Engineering, highlighting the importance of international education and its impact on students' academic and professional growth. A warm welcome of the Guest speaker was done by Dr. Pratibha Mahajan, the HOD of the Department of Artificial Intelligence. Mr. Rohit Runwal then took the stage, sharing his insights and experiences regarding studying abroad, particularly focusing on the fields of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science.

Key Highlights:

  • Benefits of Studying Abroad:
  • Exposure to diverse cultures and global perspectives.
  • Access to cutting-edge research facilities and expert faculty.
  • Enhancing language proficiency and communication skills.
  • Networking opportunities with international peers and professionals.

Challenges and Preparations:

  • Understanding visa requirements and application procedures.
  • Financial planning, including tuition fees, living expenses, and scholarships.
  • Adapting to a new educational system and cultural environment.
  • Overcoming homesickness and managing stress effectively.

Study Destinations and Programs:

  • Discussion on popular study destinations for computer science and AI students, such as the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and Germany.
  • Overview of renowned universities offering specialized programs like machine learning, data science, cybersecurity, and robotics.

Testimonials and Experiences:

  • Insights shared by alumni or guest speakers who have pursued education abroad.
  • Challenges faced, lessons learned, and valuable experiences gained during their international academic journey.

Interactive Session:
The session included interactive discussions, Q&A sessions, and sharing of resources like study guides, scholarship opportunities, and application tips. Students actively participated, expressing their aspirations and concerns related to studying abroad.

The guest session on study abroad opportunities for TY Computer Engineering and Artificial Intelligence students was highly informative and motivating. It encouraged students to consider global education as a pathway to personal and professional growth in the dynamic technology field.

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 11:42

Ms. Purva Dindayal Thakare

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 10:21

M.A. (English)

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 09:08

International Yoga day 2024 VU

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