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The Journey so Far……


I still remember the day vividly when I was a first year engineering student and our class was addressed to head towards seminar hall because there was some external guest coming to deliver a lecture.

That day was when National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) was firstly introduced to all of us. I felt very excited and energetic after the session as this was what I actually wanted to do, but i never knew what exactly to do. We all came to know what the word “Entrepreneur” meant. The concept of E-cell and activities going around in other colleges throughout India were shown to us. NEN had a proposal to start new E-cell in our institute i.e. Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering. Though very less seemed to be interested, there were few who started finding out ways to become a part of the cell if given a chance.

Later, a group of 15 was selected as E-leaders to run E-cell as an organization on the campus. All of us from First year Engineering with no experience but hell lot of courage and willingness to do something different were ready to continue this campaign started by NEN. We named our cell KANISHK, in the name of King Kanishka, who was well known for his courage, huge empire and power. The outcome was seen soon. E-week 2010 was a magical hit which turned out to be a ZERO BUDGET EVENT. Cell got lot of recognitions from media, crowd of the campus as well as the management. Things started happening differently in the campus, institute and management was not used to things done without following the system. All the leaders faced lot of problems from their department regarding attendance, academic performance issues, and what not. Some internal politics and personal issues was a threat to team’s strength and focus. Some of them thought of ending their journey looking at their academics, other worries and did so. But others stood still staying much more determined and dedicated towards the cell. After all, it was something, which was our own.
Next year came with new challenges and goals. Kanishk was no more a new comer now. We had to compete, create a value among other E-cells in the city. Development phase had started. Team was newly formed with changed designations and responsibilities.

[more to be written soon……]

Overall Coordinator,
KANISHK, PCCOE E-cell.

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Media Coverage by SAKAL !!


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Kanishk’s Plastic Collection Drive was covered by Sakal, Leading Marathi Local newspaper. Appreciating the efforts of E-leaders of PCCOE, they also publicized the activities under KANISHK during E-WEEK 2012. The story of KANISHK’s start includes starting up as beginners and amateurs, but now they have started creating a mark for themselves. As a part of E-Week 2012, the leaders of Kanishk collected waste plastic from nearly 100 homes in Nigdi Pradhikaran by going door to door. While the other half of the team was busy monitoring traffic at the Bhel Chowk and Akurdi Chowk in the same vicinity. Later that evening, all the students also received an appreciation from the Pune Traffic Police.

The overall event was a success as it was for a noble cause of public awareness. The team of 2012 including students of 2013 and 2014 batch from Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering surely set up an example before Youth, that the generation has still not forgotten their social responsibilities. Anikait Chavan – one of the leaders at Kanishk said that, even if everyone does their own part in following traffic rules or disposing garbage properly, taking care of the government properties as their own, there won’t be any need for any kind of awareness, campaigns or even rules and monitoring. He believes that the youth has the greatest power; Power to change thoughts, power to create a difference, power to at least stand for something good. It just depends on how soon one realizes and implements it in his / her own life.


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PCCOE’s Main Attractions in E-week 2012


10th Feb – Traffic Awareness Rally @ 4.45. Starting from the gates of PCCOE to Sambhaji Chowk, We expect maximum participation from   all the PCCOEians.

11th Feb – “Traffic Regulation Day” Leaders will regulate the traffic ethics in Akurdi Chowk signal and Nigdi bridge signal since morning. Wear Helmets, turn off engines on stop signal, proper use of Zebra Crossing and many other ethics will be maintained.

13th Feb – Inauguration of E-week at PCCOE along with Website launch. Business Bazigar 3.0 from 11am to 4pm.

14th Feb – Make my movie 2.0 screening in front of judges.

17th Feb – B-planning, Mad-ads, Puzzle-mania, Stock Bazaar under Techlligent 2012