With the tagline “Provoking minds leading towards humanity”, LEAD Exodus was a landmark function organized by GIT Belgaum LEADers to benefit Spandana Nandana Makkala Dhama and Jesus Care Old Age Home, and also to give their fellow students a platform to showcase their talents while instilling enthusiasm for leadership and social awareness. The LEAD Cell at KLS Gogte Institute of Technology conducted a two day charitable event LEAD EXODUS’13 on August 31st and September 1st, 2013. The events had an overwhelming response with more than 550+ participants from 17 colleges in and around Belgaum. The inauguration of LEAD Cell at GIT was done by Mr. Vivek Pawar, Founder and Executive Chairman, Sankalp Semiconductors, Hubli. Dr. A S Deshpande Principal GIT, Mr. Ajay Shukla Program Manager of LEAD, Faculty Co ordinators Dr. Shivakumar and Prof. Harshit Kulkarni were present.



LEAD CELL GIT conducted a 2 days event LEAD EXODUS’14 on 19th and 20th September with a theme “STAND UP FOR WOMEN”. There were 1000+ registrations from 18+ colleges in and around Belgaum.

The hum and buzz in the auditorium at KLS Gogte Institute of Technology on September 19th and 20th for the LEaders in LEAD Exodus ‘14 was ecstatic and undeniable. A great number of students, faculty, and guests gathered to engage with, and celebrate, each others great acts of leadership in effort to create a better India.

The theme of the event was “Stand Up For Women”, so it was well suited that Saturday’s events begin with the lovely traditional Kochipudi dance, literally setting the stage for a great afternoon of empowerment, problem solving and dynamic leadership. Following suit, the two student conveners, Shivaprasd Sannakki and Anam Hudli introduced Principal Dr. A. S. Deshpande to address the audience. Deshpande noted how pleased he was with the student body and all the guests for their engagement with these ideas and projects. This speech was followed by Neelam Maheshwari and Ajaykumar Suman from the Deshpande Foundation, both of whom solidified the coherence between the vision of the Deshpande Foundation’s LEAD program and what was happening at the college. All speakers stressed the importance of the gathering and the value they placed in being there.

It was inspiring, to say the least, to witness all of these hardworking individuals showcase their visions, talents and projects they have worked so hard on. As such, the LEAD staffs were pleased to assist in the presentation of awards to the students behind the projects dubbed most powerful. From photography and film to dance and education, the projects were as diverse as they were paramount. The award ceremony was followed by a chillingly captivating hip-hop performance by the students who proved that serious issues of gender issues and human suffrage can be well expressed through the art of dance.

Following the ceremony, the attendees informally met with each other to engage in dialogue regarding the days events and questions of how to best move forward with social change within their country, and individual leadership. Of course, all of this was followed by an outdoor concert so that everyone could really celebrate the success of the past two days and unleash their enthusiasm.

 The Exodus’14 was a great success and it succeeded in creating a spirit of participation and leadership among students. Exodus with a theme of “Stand Up for Women” created a wave among students and every other participant of the event.


                          “Science is a beautiful gift to humanity”

Dr. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM        

LEAD CELL GIT believes in performing and helping plethora of events under EXODUS’15. Keeping the aim to give a tribute to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, EXODUS’15 focuses on giving an insight of his vision which could be reflected to reality by us, young enthusiasts. EXODUS ensures everyone that for every penny put by the participants will be used to provide quality and advanced education system to all rural and backward children by setting up a science lab at our college, which would provide knowledge in form of practical education in and around Belgaum. So join our hands and be a part of this ‘ONE OF A KIND EVENT’.