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 Alumnae Newsletter 2016-2017

 Sugandh Alumnae Association of L.A.D. & Smt. R. P. College for Women, Nagpur


1. 84-year old premiere Women’s College in central India started in 1932with the aim of

educating women and empowering them. Stood the test of two World Wars.

2. NAAC Accredited ‘A’ Grade in both cycles; Multi faculty, pioneering professional and

mainstream programmes includes Bachelor of Cosmetic Technology, Interior Design,

Hotel Management, Applied electronics, Biotechnology, besides mainstream Arts,

Commerce, Science and Home Science.

3. College with Potential for Excellence under UGC.

4. Well- qualified, dynamic faculty; with around 63% are doctorates. Strong Alumnae base.

5. State- of- the-Art Infrastructure with two campuses spread over 26 acres of land

6. 12 Research Centers and a UGC sponsored Women’s Studies Research Centre

7. UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programmes

• Advertising & Event Management

• Hospitality Management

• Bio-agent Production

8. A slew of certificate courses in Foreign Languages and Performing Arts run as satellite


9. Project Micro propagation of Socio Economically viable plants funded by Maharashtra

Govt. Department of Forests

10. Hunnar se Rozgaar (Skill development) scheme funded by the Ministry of Tourism run

by the Dept. of HMCT.


About the Association:

L.A.D. & Smt. R. P. College for Women is a premier educational institution in Central India with its aim focused on the empowerment of girl students. The College established 84 years ago with only seven students in the Faculty of Arts today has student strength of 4,500 students studying in five different faculties in a multilingual and multicultural environment.

This 84 year old institution has a long list of proud and illustrious alumnae spread all over India and in the globe. They are associated with almost all spheres of life and have captured one pinnacle of success after another. These alumnae are linked up with their alma mater through their subject teachers and faculties and coordinate with them in various academic and other activities. They share their expertise, experience and knowledge with the enrolled students and other former students through the Alumnae Association.

The Alumnae Association was formally inaugurated on 18 December 2001 at the hands of Mrs. Molina Tipnis, the then President of All India Air Force Wives’ Welfare Association and an alumnus of Home Science Faculty. This function was graced by her better half Air Chief Marshal A.Y. Tipnis. The Alumnae Association  has now grown in strength and is lending a helping hand to the students and the College in its further march towards development.Objectives of the Association:

  •                To initiate effective measures to develop and maintain different forms of network among globally distributed

distinguished alumnae of this Institution,

  •       .            To conduct seminars, conferences, workshops, endowment lectures and other academic activities and also to keep in touch with one another -the faculty, non teaching staff and students,
  •     .            To effectively utilize the services of the alumnae in teaching, training and research and thereby enhance the infrastructure and expertise of the Institution,
  •                   To develop large database, teleconferencing online forums, Net chats and digital library for the benefit of alumnae to access the facilities of the Alma Mater,
  •      .            To participate in activities contributing to improvement of infrastructure & Academic activities of  L.A. D. College, Nagpur,
  •     .             Alumnae Assisting present students and  on  academic/technical problems,
  •   .              To institute prizes and scholarships for Meritorious/ Outstanding students,
  • .                To offer financial aid to the poor and deserving students of the Institution,
  •                  To adopt students for the Purpose of Education,
  •                  To communicate  the activities of the Institution and alumnae,
  •                  To honour former students of the Institution for outstanding contribution or for service to society, nation, or a cause, etc.


·         LAD Notice  App developed by an alumnus of Dept of Applied Electronics.

·         24 % of Faculty Members are alumnae of the College contributing to its development.


Landmark Events

18 December 2001-Inaugural of the Alumnae Association

10 May 2002- Get together

5 September 2002- Musical Bonanza

2002-2003-Sanskrit Sambhashan Classes organized by Dr. Sharda Gadge, an alumnus,

Publication of Communique


Mega Alumnae Meet

Publication of Sugandh


Visit to Thaturwada-a village adopted by the College for upliftment

A Career Councelling session was organized by CAAL for [present students of B.Cos. Tech and M.Cos. Tech., Speakers- Alumni Varssha Bhagchandani – Proprieter , My HappySki
Alumni Kanchan Gadre – Proprieter, Finesse Consultancy ,

Alumnae Meet at Cosmetic Dept, LAD College- August 2014


Dr Muktai Chavan Deb delivered a Guest Lecture on SWOT Analysis on 11 July 2015 in a programme organized by Training & Placement Cell of the College.

Ms Vishakha Joshi, Z Cinema Programme Executive shared her experiences and motivated students for choosing a career of their choice. It was held in the Dept of Psychology on 5 November 2015.

Dr Hansashree Marathe and Dr. Kavita Holey (Sanskrit Scholars) guided  Sanskrit students on Learning Sanskrit language skills on 5 September 2015.

Department of Sanskrit organized an Alumnae Meet of Sanskrit students and scholars  on 3 March 2016 in the Conference Hall of the College.

Mega Alumnae Meet of Dept of Cosmetology

A mega alumnae meet of the Department of Cosmetic Technology of L A D Smt R P College in collaboration with Cosmetic Alumnae Association of LAD (CAAL) titled “Nostalgia-2015” involving all the past students and faculty members was  held on Saturday the 3rd October 2015 at the D J Deshmukh Hall, B Tech Building, LAD & Smt Ratnidevi Purohit College of Home Science and Home Science Technology, Seminary Hills Campus. Two Cash prizes worth were instituted in the memory of popular past student Sudipta Paul by her husband Dr Krishnan Subramanian, Head. ‘Sudipta Paul Overall Excellence’ was given to Pradnya  Hardas while the award for ‘Academic Excellence’ was given to Bhavna Sahu by Mr. Krishnan.

 Felicitation of Alumnae Achievers-Womens Day-8  March 2016

Lending a Helping Hand:

Sponsoring  Research Journals of the College-Two Volumes Every Year

Sponsoring Education of Needy Students by way of fees, providing books and stationary, uniforms,

Organizing Placement and Training Activities in the College,

Lending a Helping Hand in Organizing Various Activities in Thaturwada- a Village Adopted by the College,

Motivating Learners by Presenting Awards and instituting endowment prizes ,

In Developing Linkages,

Organizing Seminars/Workshops and Other Academic Activities in the College,

Donation of Cement Benches, Posters to Adorn Walls of the Classrooms,

Enrichment of College Library by Donating Book Shelves and Display Units, Donating Books for Competitive Exams,

Providing Opportunities to be Self Reliant -College Canteen was run by an alumnus Ms. Rekha Sohoni for Five Years,

Providing  Stalls to  Alumnae to Sell their Products in collaboration with Sewa,

Opportunity to market and publicize their products in college campus


To Strengthen the Association,

To Establish Alumnae Associations Abroad and Strengthen These Associations,

To Institute Various Scholarships and Awards for Faculty as well as Students,

Appeal: Please contribute to the best of your ability in the development of the institution and its infrastructure in all possible ways.


List of Eminent Alumnae:

Senior Alumnae   :Academicians-

Dr.Panna Akhani, Director, W.E.S.’s group of institutions and former Principal, L.A.D. & Smt.R.P. College for Women, Nagpur,

Former President of IFUWA and SAARCFUW, An Academician and winner of many coveted awards.

Dr. Deepali Kotwal, PRINCIPAL, L.A.D. & Smt.R.P. College for Women, Nagpur.

Indumati Bhagwat Khare,  Teacher in Bhide Girls’ School, Nagpur,1936-1939,

Ms. Kunda Page Ratnaparkhi, 1977-1961- Eminent Sanskrit Scholar and Teacher

Dr. Sharda Gadge-Former Asso Prof and Head, Dept of Sanskrit, L.A.D. & Smt.R.P. College for Women, Nagpur, 

Dr Nandini Jathar, Former Head, Dept of HMCT, L.A.D. & Smt.R.P. College for Women, Nagpur,

Dr. Madhumita Ghoshal, Head, Humanities, V.N.I.T, Nagpur,

Dr.Nalini Varadpande, Head, Dept of Home Economics, Morris College, Nagpur, 1960-1963

Dr. Nilima Sinha-Former HoD, VNIASS, Nagpur,

Dr. J. Patil, F Associate Professor, L.A.D. & Smt.R.P. College for Women, Nagpur,

Dr. Vandana Dharmadhikari, Associate Professor, L.A.D. & Smt.R.P. College for Women, Nagpur,

Mrs. Reeta Rawat, Associate Professor, L.A.D. & Smt.R.P. College for Women, Nagpur,

Dr. Nanda Rathi, Associate Professor, L.A.D. & Smt.R.P. College for Women, Nagpur,

Dr. K. Ganveer, Associate Professor, L.A.D. & Smt.R.P. College for Women, Nagpur,

Dr. Nandita Sapra,  Associate Professor, L.A.D. & Smt.R.P. College for Women, Nagpur

Megha Parkhi-Principal, Pre Primary School, Nagpur,

Muskan Chaudhari-INFD, Agra,

Arti  Gadkari,PhD,asso prof Rajiv Gandhi Biotechnology centre,Best teacher award in environmental studies.

Ishita Guhathakurta/ Ghosh, PhD,Post doct,Denmark.

Anamika Ray,PhD,Post Doct,senior scientist,Okhlahoma state universityUSA.

Shital Bodhankar, Sr. Scientist, University of North Texas,Portland.

Rohini karandikar,PhD,IITBombay.

Dhriti Mallik,PhD,IIT Kharkpur.

 Prachi Dani,PhD,National Institute Of Immunolgy.pune

Reema Dhoke,PhD,JNU,Writer of global medical affairs,Novartis Hyderabad(CSIR)

Kavita Bhayani,Agarkar Research Institute,Pune.

Sudipa bhattacharya, Agarkar Research Institute,Pune

 Rashi Sharma,Writer editor,advertising news media,Perth Australia.

Sandhya Ramji,PhD, scientist, University of texas,Austin.

 Mitra Haj Khalikhani,faculty in IRAN

 Ramni kawadkar,asso prof. VNIT

Aruna kawadkar,Asso Prof.Institute of science

Administrative Posts

Lt.Governor Late  Dr. Rajani Roy-Former Lt.Governor of Pondicherry and Principal pf the College,

Keshar Meshram- Former Director, Nagpur Aakashwani, 1962-1966,

Pratibha Pande- Former Director, Nagpur Aakashwani

Ms. Vaishali Gondane-Accounts Officer, BSNL,

Ms Harshini Kanhker-First Female Fire Fighting Engineer in Asia

Pratiksha Kashikar– Director, Ankur Seeds, Nagpur,

Priti Das- Accounts Officer, A.G. Office,Nagpur,

Kameshwari Rao- Infosys, Bengaluru,

Jnhi Deb Mallick Datta – Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology (IIEST) Shibpur,

Vishakha Patil-Manager,WCL, Nagpur,

Nita Shirpurkar, Corporate Sector

Suvarna Pande-Admin, Vanamati,

Anushree Gadre-J.P. Morgan, Mumbai,

Manisha Choudhary– Financial analyst, London

Alka Upadhye-LIC,

Aditi Chikerur 

Ruby Jain-Manager, HDFC, Mumbai,

Vaishali Harkare Deshpande-Sr. Executive,Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co.,  Ltd.,Mumbai.

Soma Banik-WIPRO, Bengalaru,

Sutapa Pal- WIPRO, Bengalaru, and many more…


BTech,MBA,MIRPM,MA (Pub.Admn.),MA (Psy.), MCM,LLB,MPhil (IT),Phd. 

Director & Research Head,Datta Meghe Institute of Management Studies,Nagpur. 

Corporate Trainer & Data Analysis Consultant. 


Yogini Sagdeo-CA

Purva Damle-CA

Abha Periwal-CA

Abha Rathi-CA

Manjiri Kale-CA

Rasika Majumdar-CA

Rashmi Deshpande-CA

Meenal Joshirao_CA

Aditi Maheshwari-CA

Shubhangi Lokhande-CA

Sonali Modal-CA

Shibani Samddar-CA

Meenal Dabke-CWA

Aditi Sontakke-CWA, , and many more…


 Sheista Hamza-  Bagh Products

Charuta Kale Patki-      Handicrafts,Nagpur.

 Deepa Wankar- Interior Accessories & Handicrafts, Nagpur.

 Sonal Muchchal -Handicrafts,Udaipur

 Vidhi Singhania Jain-    Construction Material,Vishakhapatnam

 Dr. Farheen Daud-Revyur Beauty Products

 Sangita Jotwani-Vama Herbals

Dolly Khanna- Founder of GAIA, first health & Retail Brand by Cosmic,

Also build global brand Colorbar, Delhi

Sucheta Kabra-Clinical Trials of Products

Ms. Rucha Dharmadhikari Deshpande

Ms. Divya Chhabriya
Ms Padma Shastri
Ms Vaishali Umredkar

Ms Pinky Bawane

Anjali Vaidyar-Transformer Co, MIDC, Nagpur,

Prajkta Marathe, , and many more…

Interior Designers

Priya Agrawal

Swati Fatehpuria

Rucha Kanade

Neha Sawarkar Kumbhalkar

Prarthana Nangia

 Ashwini Wani

Arundhati Date

Sonali Pathak Date

Dazzle Tank

Sonam Hatewar

Aarati Baghel, , and many more…

Yoga Experts

Ms.Padmini Jog-Yoga Trainer of 829 training sessions,

Ms Shobha Bhagia-1974-1977, President, Patanjali Mahi;a Yoga Samiti, Nagpur and Media Spokesperson, Patanjali Maharashtra East,

Shivalee Vadyalkar-Yoga Shikshak, Patanjali, , and many more…

 Legal Practitioners
Adv. Kumkum Sirpurkar

Namrata Mirani-Judge-Ahemadabad,

Adv. Aruna Khalatkar, 1969-1972

Adv. Mayuri Chapalgaonkar Deshmukh

Ms. Sayali Naware-LLM

Ms Rohini Mahurkar-LLM

Sanjivani Sathavvane-LLM, , and many more…

Entertainment Industry

Pratibha Pande-Programme Director,  ex-Asst. Station Director, Doordarshan ,Nagpur

Renuka Deshkar-Ace Compere

Manisha Korde-Film Director

Sarika Nilatkar-Theatre Artist

Surabhi Hande– Theatre Artist

Aasawari Galande- Media Anchor

Vishakha Joshi-Asst. Producer, Zee Marathi

Snehalata Tagde-Theatre Artist

Pranali Kapse-Newsreader, IBN Lokmat, , and many more…

H.R. Personnel

Gargi Chatterjee-HR Trainer

Asha Kaushik-H.R. Trainer-Taj Hotel, , and many more…

Performing Artists

Suvarna Joshi Mategaonkar-Performing Artist of Light Music

Nilambari Halve (Surubhi Dhomne)-     Performing Artist of Light Music

Rupali Saraf Bakshi-     Performing Artist of Light Music, Classical Music,

Vaikhari  Mandavgane Wazalwar-Performing Artist of Classical Music

Anjali Deshpande Date-Performing Artist of Classical Music and Light Music

Gayatri Damle Kanitkar-Performing Artist of Classical Music and Light Music

Mrudul Indurkar-Performing Artist of Classical Music at Mumbai

Neerja Bangre Wagh-  Teaching Profession and Performing Artist of Classical Music and Light Music

Manjiri Vaidya Iyyer-   Performing Artist of Classical Music and Light Music

Mrunmayee Bhatwadekar Kulkarni-     Performing Artist of Kirtan

Isha Moharil-    Performing Artist of Light Music

Madhura Labhe-Performing Arist, Bharat Natyam,

Shivangi Dake  -Performing Artist, Katthak,

Sayali Kulkarni Maste   -Performing Artist of Light Music

Sachindrani Thengadi-  Performing Artist, Bharat Natyam,

Aarohi Agarkar-Performing Artist Indian Classical, Light Music, Western Music,

Manisha Patil-  Dance Choreographer

Shrinidheee Ghatate-    Performing Artist of Light Music

Sanika Ruikar-Classical Singer


Dr.Sarita Modak

Radhika Tanksale-Australia

Aachal Tyawade

Vihanga Padhye Joglekar, , and many more…

Sports Achievers/ Players

Arundhati Pantawane-International Badminton Player

Nita Dadwe-Arjun Award Winner,

Mona Meshram-International Women’s Cricket Team Member

ODI debut India Women v Ireland Women at Loughborough, June 24, 2012

Last ODI India Women v Bangladesh Women at Ahmedabad, April 10, 2013

T20I debut England Women v India Women at Canterbury, June 26, 2012

Last T20I India Women v Bangladesh Women at Vadodara, April 5, 2013

She was the recipient of the BCCI’s M.A. Chidambaram Award for being the best Junior lady cricketer of the 2010-11 season (623 runs at 103.83 in 8 matches, inclusive of one century and 5 half centuries).

Sangita Dabir-International Cricket Player

Sonal Kawade-Basketball Player-Chhatrapati Award Winner

Archana Muley– Basketball Player-Chhatrapati Award Winner

Manjiri Mandpe- Basketball Player-Chhatrapati Award Winner

Priti Raipure– Basketball Player-Chhatrapati Award Winner

Smita pande-Basketball-NIS Coach

Nirali Chandel-Best NSS Student at State Level, , and many more…

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