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reflection and transformation into perspective.

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Have you ever wondered about perspectives? perspective of self, perspective of us towards the world, and perspective towards our lives. Perspective is about what we actually see, what we feel, what we experience.
Well is it always destined?

What if we just whirl our eyes all around in a perfect360°!!!

Have you ever sat on the top of a mountain gazing at the tapestry of nature spread all around, wondering, doubting, brooding, marveling at the existence. That is scenery a wholesome view.  it's not just the dazzling views but also the lukewarm sun and slow breeze blowing your hair.

Presenting to you.... Panorama!!!


The annual college magazine 'Catalyst' is a product of the innovative minds of 4 people. A place for the college to rhapsodize itself has now sustained the test of time and enters its 7th year of production. 2016 saw the college magazine in it's pilot form with the creators anticipating nothing but the legacy to be continued. It came as a pleasant surprise when this half-baked product internalized the euphoria built around it.

2017 saw us adapt to the theme 'Make in India' to promote future entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. Various events that were conducted engulfed a good participation from the students. Carrying the fire forward, the next year witnessed us incorporating the theme 'WHY?' resonating with the feel and feedback of the college at that time. This being a very homegrown and organic theme, the feedback received was phenomenal. With 'I to We', the magazine tried out highlighting a bigger purpose of the human life.

This year we cater you our theme 'Panorama'.  Broadening the horizon to Break free from self-imposed limitations and embrace the vastness and complexity of the world around us. It is a testament to the power of art to inspire and transform, and a reminder to look at the world through a new perspective. If we don't like something, change it. If we can't change it, then we should change our way to think about it.


So bring on the rebels
The ripples from pebbles
The painters, and poets, and plays
And here's to the fools who dream
Crazy as they may seem…
La la land (2016)

'Catalyst' , the annual magazine of Government college of engineering Aurangabad, holds in its pages the dreams, aims, cuts and bruises, smiles and sparkles of every GECA'ian. Like most things in life, a college and the words we choose to represent it cannot neatly fit into fixed categories or definitions. It’s poetry and music – echoing through the corridors that translate to home. The exercise of reflecting the expressions of every Gecain into words has never been an easy task. Yet, we endeavor to do just that – give an opinion a voice and the voice, a background.

The spirit of every Gecain lies In our firmed vision Therefore, in our perspective toward lives, we must also have hope. To our hopeful, idealistic and eventually a broad 360° view of the world, let us add our combined unbending Will and maybe, just maybe, find reason in this beautiful world. While discussing our thematic vision of the magazine, our common goal was to put together something which brings all the questions, reflections and transformation into perspective. So this year, as we were transcending ourselves to the seventh edition of "Catalyst", we started to brainstorm about the theme of our Magazine and unanimously stuck to the word, Panorama!!!

Writing this note reminds me how, as we moved ahead, sometimes months felt like days and times when weeks felt like stretched years, and a year then passed by like an hour. The whole journey felt like that of a river flowing in the mountains—the highs and the lows, and sometimes meandering decisions before we all landed to something final. We were quite literally flooded with the submissions, and truly enjoyed going through the creative expressions, and getting a privileged insight into the minds of our students. We are overjoyed to see the quality of the submissions and just how energetic, beautiful and unique the peeps in GECA are!

As I write this editor’s note we are filled with immense gratitude to Dr. Chitra Gaikwad ma'am, without her this magazine would not come to fruition. To all the members of team Catalyst for making this magazine a reality, and for working really hard to leave no stone unturned in producing our best work and upholding the legacy of Catalyst. With immense pride we present you our piece of love, hope, and a wide perspective- Catalyst 7.0, Panorama!!!.

Principal's Desk

Catalyst, the annual magazine of our institute, has always been a proliferation of GECA. A piece of artistic creation that proved to be idiosyncratically distinct and a true reflection of our institute for the last six editions. Our college has always been a place where students are encouraged to be all-around engineers and human beings. Be it in academics, extracurricular, or co-curricular activities, GECA has proven itself time and again. This year, we have successfully completed the transition back to offline education after monumentally challenging times. After a hiatus of three years, we have organized the "Wings" and "Antarang", the annual technical and cultural fests of our institute, which brought the enigma back. I would like to thank all the stakeholders who have contributed both directly and indirectly to augmenting the legacy of our college.

I would like to congratulate all the student members of the team Catalyst for a splendid collection of creative literature, paintings, and photographs that accentuate the news and happenings in our institute with metaphorical and beautiful words. Dialogues being made with eminent people like Mr. Vivek Sawant, chief mentor of MKCL; Ms. Karthi Subbaraman, senior product designer at Microsoft; and Mr. Gurcharan Das, a renowned writer, find place in this edition, inspiring our students to emulate them. As the theme of the seventh edition of Panorama conveys, the magazine is a complete visual treat for all.

I also eulogize Dr. Chitra Gaikwad, faculty advisor of team Catalyst, for uplifting the students spirits to make this Magazine a reality. I wish Team Catalyst all the best in their future endeavors. My heart brims with sheer joy and happiness to present to you the seventh edition of "Catalyst": Panorama!

Dr A.S. Bhalchandra


Faculty Advisor’s Note

The academic year 2022-23 started with the celebration of "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav." As we venture into a new epoch of history, after 75 years of independence, India is ready to lift off to achieve the glory and greatness it is destined for. The prophecy of the Indian age shall be fulfilled by the new generation of our great nation. India's demographics are its greatest strength, with 50% of India's population being under 25 years of age - a highly motivated, energetic, and enthusiastic populace ready to take on the world.

In keeping up with this dynamic age, Team Catalyst has sought to integrate national development and India's increasing stature on the international level with various perspectives about life and emerging technology. I congratulate Team Catalyst for unfolding these perspectives in Catalyst 7.0, with the theme being "Panorama." The Academic institutions play a huge role in shaping the personality of young students who go on to become the leaders of tomorrow. It connects curious students with mentors who hone their skills in all dimensions, whether it be excellence in competitive exams or showcasing their artistic talents. Our world is in transition; changes are happening at tremendous speed, and their effects are felt all over the world. Every day, we are achieving new scientific breakthroughs hitherto thought of as impossible. Every morning brings a promise of hope and a better future. We are on the verge of the 4th industrial revolution. Machine Learning (ML) and automation are changing people's lives. In accordance with our institution's motto "In pursuit of technical excellence," students should be aware of upcoming technologies and possess critical thinking skills in order to match and surpass global competition.

Team Catalyst feels privileged to have interviewed distinguished personalities from various sectors. We were fortunate enough to have a conversation with the renowned author Gurcharan Das, who wrote a trilogy based on the classical Indian goals of the ideal life. Mr. Das's book "India Unbound" concentrates on "Artha," which means 'material well-being'. The novel analyzes the story of India's economic rise from Independence to the global information age. We also interacted with senior product analyst Karthi Subbaraman, a developer turned entrepreneur. Her life inspires us to take risks and walk on new and upcoming paths in life. Additionally, we had the opportunity to interact with Mr. Vivek Sawant, the Managing Director of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL) since its inception in 2001. Mr. Vivek Sawant underscored the importance of new emerging technologies and encouraged "Engineers" to become "Imaginers".

We, the team Catalyst, would like to convey our sincere thanks to all the esteemed personalities we interviewed for giving us their valuable advice on the pressing matters of this age and divulging their experiences and advice. Lastly, I'd like to congratulate Team Catalyst for successfully publishing another edition of our college's magazine.

Dr  Chitra Gaikwad

Faculty advisor
Team Catalyst