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Dr. D. Y. Patil BioTechnology and BioInformatics Institute

One day local visit

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 |Shivnery Fort, Junnar, Pune, Maharashtra. |Events

One day educational visit was organized to Shivnery fort, Junnar, Pune for all students of First year B. Tech. Biotechnology, B. Tech. Medical Biotechnology, M. Tech. (Int.) Biotechnology, B. Tech. Artificial Intelligence & Data Science and B. Tech. Computer Science and Design on Tuesday, 4th October 2022.

The educational visit is a mandatory part of 15 days Student Induction Program of AICTE mandate.

There were a total of 190 students accompanied by 9 faculty members for the visit.

The educational visit started early morning at 7:30 AM and reached the Shivnery fort at 10:30 AM. The students were divided into different groups headed by two faculty members and then trekking of fort started. It took around 1 hour to reach the top of the fort. Faculty coordinator Mr. Amol Salagare gave a brief information about the fort and its history to all students. The whole area of the fort witnessed the huge sound of “Jay Bhavani, Jay Shivaji”

Shivnery fort is a hill fort of moderate difficulty level for trekking. It has a great significance in the Marathi history since it is the birth of place of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort is a well maintained by the local government body. Steps and pathways are carved out for ease of walking. It took around one hour to reach the top of the fort. A total of 7 huge gates were seen during the trekking. There are known as Maha Darwaza, Parvangicha Darwaza, Hatti Darwaza, Peer Darwaza, Shipai Darwaza, Phatak Darwaza and Kulambkat Darwaza. The students visited different places of the fort such as Shivai devi temple, Jijabai wada, statue of Jijabai and Bal Shivaji, Badami Talav, Kadelot point but the main attraction was the birth place of the Great Maratha King Shivaji Maharaj.

All students descended the fort at around 2 PM followed by lunch. The entire visit was very interesting. The students experienced the trekking experience altogether.

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