Vivekanand College organises ‘Geo fest’ to highlight career opportunities

City-based Vivekanand College had organised a seven-day ‘Geo festival' to highlight the importance of Geography and the career opportunities

Vivekanand College organises ‘Geo fest’ to highlight career opportunities
Vivekanand College organises ‘Geo fest’ to highlight career opportunities

Vivekanand College organises ‘Geo fest’ to highlight career opportunities 

City-based Vivekanand College had organised a seven-day ‘Geo festival' to highlight the importance of Geography and the career opportunities in the said field earlier this week, read a press statement from the college. It added that Vidya Chougule, assistant professor at Shivaji University, Kolhapur, guided students in the inaugration lecture.

"For career opportunities in Geography, GIS has opened new avenues. The number of skilled individuals in GIS is low and hence, there are ample opportunities for Geography students. There are many institutes that offer basic skills' courses in GIS. The courses range from three months to two years," she said.

Avishkar fest on Jan 8 at Shivaji University, Kolhapur (SUK) is all set to host its annual Avishkar Research Festival on January 8. The festival will see winners from Sangli, Satara, and Kolhapur districts advance to the university-level competition, read a press statement from the university.

It added that the festival is an initiative from the chancellor's office to boost research culture among students and faculty members. The festival, according to the varsity, consists of four categories -- under-graduate, postgraduate, Ph.D. students and research scholars and teachers.

The winners of the second round will get a chance to participate in the state-level competition to be held in Mumbai from January 28-30. Students of the Vivekanand College and Yashwantrao Chavan College participated in a cleanliness drive organised by the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Sunday.

Around nine-ton waste was collected from various city areas. Municipal commissioner Mallinath Kalshetti too participated in the cleanliness drive.