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A journey of 25 years in education field a journey from a small computer institute in Dhule to owner of a well-known computer Institute having braches in Dhule, Jalgaon, and two software companies. Kavita Birari completed her Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Nashik. After marriage with Santosh Birari, she came to Dhule. Dhule is a district place in Maharashtra which comes under North Maharashtra region. It has inhabited by tribal populations.
Every life begins with a woman. Respect and encourage every woman for what she is. Women, are always respected, loved and appreciated.
Theme for today’s International Women’s Day 2022 is…
“Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”
In honor of International Women’s Day Kavita Birari has shared her Professional Journey with us. We hope her story will inspire all. So guys read on:
About her Journey :
Santosh, an MTech in Robotics & Kavita as BE Computer, had various opportunities to work in metropolitan cities. In 1990s, computer education was new. Computer literacy, awareness courses were not available in Dhule. Many students from Dhule wanted to pursue it. Those having sound financial backgrounds could do some courses in big cities like Pune, Mumbai. But it was not possible for everyone. Specially college going students, students having weak financial background. It was difficult to to go to big cities, live there, do the expenses of to & fro, fees of the institutes. When Santosh & Kavita observed this,
they decided to live in their hometown to serve such students. They decided to live in Dhule to create awareness about computer & spread knowledge among the students. Santosh accepted lectureship in an Engineering college. For full filling their desire to serve students, in 1996, they started Siddesh Computers, with 4 computers, in a single room. Started with languages such as Fortran, Foxpro, Pascal, Basic, AutoCad , C, C++. Kavita was taking care of the institute. Kavita was full fledgly looking after all the responsibilities of Siddesh. Initially due to no experience, she had to work very hard, but always tried to
learn from problems & mistakes. From the very first day, was clear about imparting Quality education & give 100% satisfaction to students. Because of the Quality education in their own hometown, in affordable fees and that while taking college education, Siddesh became the first choice of Students. Kavita as a trainer, always continued to learn new languages herself & then make the course available in Siddesh. So Siddesh was having courses like C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, Oracle, .NET, C#, Web Designing & many more. Now Siddesh provides all latest courses like App Development, Python, IoT.
In 2001-02, Siddesh became the Authorized learning center of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited i.e. MKCL for the popular computer literacy program MS-CIT. Through this, it became easy to spread computer literacy among masses, as it has no age limit, no educational background limit. Kavita always tried to serve students in education in every possible way. So along with computer syllabus, in Siddesh there were extra efforts for personality development, Interview & exam preparation, preparation for Aptitude, reasoning & so on. So to cater the increasing demand , Siddesh opened its new branches in
Dhule in 1999, in Surat in 2005, in Jalgaon in 2009. Meanwhile formed Siddesh Infotech Private Limited in 2005. Siddesh Infotech Private Limited got the responsibility as Local Lead Center of MKCL for Dhule district in the same year. Due to proper & systematic work, in 2009, Siddesh Infotech Private Limited became the Regional Lead center (RLC) for North Maharashtra Region for MKCL as well as Local Lead Center for Jalgaon District. As RLC coordinator, Siddesh Infotech Private Limited looks after the network of more than 250 Authorised Training Centers in Jalgaon, Dhule & Nandurbar districts for MKCL. As a training center, Siddesh Computers became the first choice of students & parents due to Quality education, highly educated supporting staff, good Infrastructure & latest computers, properly planned latest syllabus of latest languages in affordable fees. During this time, Kavita was in software development as well. She had developed many softwares.
Kavita had the the responsibilities of Siddesh Infotech Private Limited, as RLC & LLC of Jalgaon & Dhule, Siddesh Computers Dhule, Jalgaon. So she needed to focus on the network, overall support for growth to network partners, administration & Academics. But through planning, proper team management & Hardwork, she succeeded to handle all the responsibilities. As Coordinator of Regional lead Center, she handled the network of more than 250 authorized centers of MKCL (educational courses, overall marketing, academic & administration support), various eGovernance projects of MKCL (conduction of online exams & selection for many Government departments, admission for Bed,), Digital University & Digital College project of MKCL for Kavyitri Bahinabai University (Online admission upto Online result). As coordinator of Siddesh computers, she also handles the overall quality in each aspect. With a team of more than 50 team members of Siddesh, she handled all these varied responsibilities very well & in smooth manner.
Siddesh also worked as Franchise of SEED Infotech Pvt Ltd for Dhule for 6 years . Now provides various career & job oriented certified courses of MKCL + MSBTE, MKCL+ YCMOU, ETH + Pune University. Now Siddesh is working as training centers in Dhule (2 branches), Jalgaon branch, Siddesh Infotech Private limited having offices in Dhule, Jalgaon city & in University Campus for Digital University work handling.
Siddesh also started working in IoT under Siddesh Technologies Private Limited.
This journey of last 25 years was not easy, still many more to achieve. And she believes in family support & team work, so definitely the journey ahead having many goals & milestones to achieve will be a happy one.
Other Activities :
As a sensitive & ready to serve needy behavior, used to help old age home. They took responsibility of all expenses of ashram of HIV +ve children for many years. Used to help needy students of various schools, colleges (school material, fees, Zero fees in Siddesh).
Through Siddesh, she implemented many educational, personality & career development activities for school & college students.
In last 25 years, more than 50000 students have taken various training in MS-CIT, programming languages from C to latest Python, IoT.
She is a member of Rotary Club of Dhule Femina, Inner Wheel Club of Dhule Crossroad. She conducted many educational activities as Literacy Chair & grabbed Best Literacy Work awards 2 times. As a president of Inner Wheel Club of Dhule Crossroad, she served society through 115 service projects. She worked for empowerment of needy women, conducted various empowerment workshops for Self Help Groups, Lady Prisionars, Students, Special Children, teachers, health care & environmental activities. For 2 years, she was the PTA president of well known Jaihind Education Trust. Through this, along with many educational
activities, she conducted an environmental awareness social project for students of 7 schools of the trust. Students were informed about paper making process: trees, water, electricity required for making paper & appealed to use notebooks completely & donate unused blank papers if wished . Lots of blank papers of used notebooks were collected from students after exam. She made Binded notebooks from those papers in Summer vacation. More than 1500 notebooks were distributed to needy students in June.
Students got good lesson of donating, sharing for their needy batch mates, how to use paper properly. This activity was appreciated by education department as well.
Having more than 80% ladies team members, Siddesh has conducted number of computer awareness, cyber security, digital marketing, social media awareness workshops, lectures for ladies on various occasions as well.
During Covid situation, Siddesh conducted free of cost training programs for teachers about Online teaching, Helped in arranging & conducting online lectures, meetings for various colleges, organizations. In Covid, helped an organization to conduct Online Vivah Melawa 2 times. Through which more than 2000 boys & girls could introduce from their own homes, many marriages got fixed through this social activity. As a person, she is fond of cooking, reading, singing, travelling & making friends.
Achievements and Recognition :
Various educational & extra curricular awards in School, college timing.
Best Regional Lead Center award of MKCL.
Best Local Lead Center awards of MKCL
Maximum admissions in Maharashtra for MOM
Best Academic Awards for MS-CIT
Model Center of MKCL
Best President by Inner Wheel District 306
Best Literacy projects Awards by Inner Wheel District 306, Rotary District 3060
Felicitated by various sanstha, organizations.
News Input by Disha Arora Dhule Chapter Head