The English Access Microscholarship Program

ELTIS has bagged a grant from the US Embassy for conducting the English Access Microscholarship Program.

This fully sponsored program from 2017-19 will sponsor, 2 batches of 25 students each from the non-elite section of the society.

ACCESS Inauguration: Thursday, February 08, 2018

Director sharing his tips

Induction Ceremony

Recital of the poem

RELO Team accepting a token of appreciation

Sharing experience

Students in rapt attention- Induction

Dr. Bradley Horn, Director RELO, American Embassy, New Delhi was the Chief Guest for the function. Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, SIU, Pune honored the function as a Chairperson. Dr. Bradley Horn spoke about his experiences and how English is a part and parcel of a student’s career. It was a motivational speech and he explained the students how this program would help them in their future. Dr. Rajani Gupte appreciated the RELO team and congratulated ELTIS for starting this program.

Director of ELTIS-SIFIL concluded the program with his remarks and Vote of Thanks.

Enhancement Activity 1: Friday, January 5, 2018


Chirstmas celebration

Christmas get together

Cristin Bleess on Christmas

Presenting greeting card

A key element of the Access program is to build their English communication skills and also familiarize students with important features of U.S culture and values.

The first enhancement activity was on the occasion of Christmas & New Year.

Ms. Cristin Bleess, English Language Fellow at ELTIS was the guest speaker for this function. Ms. Cristin made a brief presentation on the cultural aspects of Christmas & New Year celebration in the US. This presentation included stories of Santa, elves and reindeers and the ever attractive Christmas tree.

Students sang Christmas carols and presented the guest with handmade Christmas cards and presents.

The session ended with a short question & answer session followed by snacks.

Enhancement Activity 2: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Art in its own form

Bamboo Workshop in progress

Class in progress

Enjoying the painting Workshop

Indoor games

Pot making

Respite from the weather

Students enjoying their class

Surrounding nature

Class in progress

Access students went on a ‘Study tour’ to Avanti Kalagram, Mulshi, a perfect place embracing the beauty of nature, 38 kms. away from the hustle and bustle of Pune. The main focus was to foster their overall development. Students were

encouraged to use and apply English even outside their classroom walls. The students got the opportunity to learn various Art and Craft forms through Workshops on Chandelier making, Bamboo Handicraft and Pot making. Students thoroughly enjoyed making things on their own! There was a communication

session on ‘Places’. Swimming in the pool was a great respite from the hot weather, at the end of the day. Overall it was an exciting study tour!

International Students enjoy their Cookery Competition

Date: March 20, 2018

Venue: ELTIS Lobby

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Food is a universal element of culture. This year’s International Students’ Cookery Competition proved this yet again, showcasing an array of lip-smacking dishes prepared devotedly by students of ELTIS. The judges for the competition were Chef Mr. Girish Binjwe and Visiting Faculty, Ms. Anagha Natekar.

Students from 11 countries, from the DPECS, August 2017, October 2017, January and March 2018 batches, took part in the competition. The countries that were represented were Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Bahrain, Djibouti, DR Congo, Sudan and China. Arrangements were made in the ELTIS lobby. Leonie and Afsoon, students from the March 2018 Intermediate batch were the student comperes for the event.

All the students presented starters, main courses and desserts from their cultures and communicated with the judges about the same. The judges were impressed by the efforts and enthusiasm of the participants in preparing and presenting the delicious food. The presentations were beautiful. Teachers and students savoured the colourful and appetizing creations of the participants.

The Guests addressed the audience, and were impressed by the vibrant event, a first of its kind, where states from North-East-South were performing on a single stage.

After the presentation process, the judges announced the winners and awarded medals to them. All in all, the event was a wonderful celebration of numerous cultures united by food.

The names of the members of the winning teams are as follows –

First prize - Team Thailand

Sr. no. Name of student Class
1 Jirapon Arjcharoen October Intermediate
2 Thapana Kaenchant October Intermediate
3 Natnicha Chichana October Intermediate
4 Anusak Chaopreknoi DPECS A
5 Chananchida Pangpiree DPECS A
6 Siwat Pannga DPECS B
7 Acharaporn Sutharak DPECS B
8 Likhit Phansakun DPECS B
9 Thanaporn Sangsrikaew January Intermediate
10 Keurmetha Rerkpornpipat January Intermediate
11 Chomyamat Khamyam January Intermediate

Runner-up prize - Team Yemen

Sr. no. Name of student Class
1 Mohammed Abdul Jabbar August B1
2 Abdullah Mansoor October B1
3 Mohammed Abdo Farhan October B1
4 Marwan Ali August B2
5 Amr Abdulrahman DPECS A
6 Mohammed Abdullah DPECS A
7 Malek Gaber Saleh DPECS A
8 Aiman Mohammed DPECS A
9 Osamah Abdullah DPECS A
10 Ahmed Abdulmalek DPECS A

Annual Day 2018

ELTIS-SIFIL celebrated its Annual Day this year on Wednesday, March 07; 2018.The theme of the Annual Day 2018 was ‘ENVIRONMENT’.

H.E. Mr. Alem Tsehaye Woldemariam, Ambassador of Eretria to India, Delhi and Dean of African Heads of Mission was the Chief Guest at the Annual Day function.

Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, President and Founder of Symbiosis & Chancellor: Symbiosis International (Deemed University) presided over the function.

Dr. Rajani Gupte, the Vice- Chancellor: Symbiosis International (Deemed University) was also present.

The Annual Magazine “Fusion 2018” was released during the function.

The speakers gave motivational speeches which were treat to the ears of the audience present. The winners of various co-curricular competitions received prizes at the hands of the guests. Students were also awarded for their excellent attendance and academic performances. There were also awards for teachers and staff who made notable contribution through their service.

The cultural function was unique with a variety of items. It truly lived to the spirit of Symbiosis – Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam.

Elocution 2018

Words! Words! Words!

What power they have! Oh, What glory do they bring!

A glorious battle of words was fought at ELTIS between the orators of DPE&CS, August and October Batch on 23 January 2018, a battle that slayed the audience. As Alfred Tennyson says,

…Stormed at with shot and shell,

Boldly they rode and well…

But only a few passed this test of fire. Here we proudly present the list of Winners


1. Mr. Ahmad Shah Sherzai Aug (Int) 1st
2. Mr. Daeguk Bae Oct (Int) 2nd
3. Ms. Huang Junyi DPE&CS (B) 3rd


1. Mr. Anusak Chaopreknoi DPE&CS (A) 1st
2. Ms. Azadeh Shaban Ali Amiri Raeiz DPE&CS (A) 2nd

Sports Day 2018