Academic Summit 2021
Date: 14th May 2021
Time: 11:30 AM
Duration: 90 minutes
Host: Aishwarya Sundaram, Yash Sachdev – Core Members, Symulate
No. of Attendees: 730 +
Platform: Zoom Meetings
Guest: Dr. Vijay Bhatkar
The Academic Summit, the flagship event of Symulate marked the beginning of
Sympulse’21. The event was graced by a number of dignitaries from Symbiosis International
(Deemed University); namely Prof. Dr. S.B Mujumdar – Honourable Chancellor of
Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar – Pro Chancellor of
Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Dr. Adya Sharma – Director, SCMS Pune and
the faculty of SCMS Pune.
The summit was addressed by Dr. Vijay Bhatkar – Scientist, Philosopher, Padma Shri and
Padma Bhushan Awardee. Most notably known for his contribution in the making of India’s
first supercomputer PARAM, he is currently the serving chancellor at the esteemed Nalanda
The summit commenced with Dr. Adya Sharma welcoming the esteemed guests and speakers and introducing them and the audience to Sympulse. The introduction was then followed by an address by Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar thanking Dr. Bhatkar for gracing the occasion and appreciating Dr. Adya Sharma and the entire team of Sympulse for organizing a successful event.
This was followed by a short address by Prof. Dr. S. B Mujumdar, who expressed his views on the ongoing pandemic and encouraged the students to embrace this calamity and convert it into a learning experience. He also expressed his appreciation towards the Sympulse team for adapting to the circumstances and putting up a Fest.
This was followed by an address by the keynote speaker of the day; Dr Vijay Bhatkar who addressed an audience of over 700 students present at the summit. He expressed his views on the ongoing pandemic and its effect on the lives of the students, the economy and the world as a whole. He shared his experiences as a notable scientist and an educationist. He expressed his gratitude and pleasure at being asked to address the summit. He also motivated and inspired the students to power through this difficult phase and emerge as better and stronger individuals.
The Summit concluded on a high note with Dr. Sabiha Fazalbhoy, Faculty Head for Sympulse Fest thanking all the dignitaries and Dr. Bhatkar for addressing the Summit.