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Our team IC has won the Silver Cup and a cash prize of Rs 75000/- in the Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2019 - the National level competition for factory automation skill for engineering students.

Nothing but assiduity, precision and accuracy is what we practice. 

Congratulations to team Con-Sol-3.0 for a great and consistent achievement three times in a row!

Instrumentation & Control Engg.
  • February 16, 2019

Civil Engineering Department and Organization of Civil Engineering Students, School of Engineering, in association with Students Welfare Board, Nirma University has organized “Road Safety Awareness Programme” on  February 2019 under the initiative of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ 30th National Road Safety Week which is observed from 4th - 10th February 2019. The theme of this year is, "Sadak Suraksha- Jeevan Raksha".

This programme was an expert lecture by Shri Sameer Raval, Executive Engineer, Roads & Building Department, Gujarat along with Poster presentation, showcasing traffic management and road safety. In order to check the awareness of the students regarding rules and regulations of traffic and transport, traffic signs and signals, an online test was also been conducted. Approximately 300 students participated in the above-said event along with the 23 Faculty members of the civil engineering department.

Civil Engineering
  • February 12, 2019

Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University has organized One-day seminar on “ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY FOR THE 21STCENTURY” on 7th February, 2019. The sessions were conducted by Dr. Paul Chiarot, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA.

 

  • February 11, 2019

Two Days Workshop on “Emerging Research Topics in Engineering (ERTE) was recently concluded. ERTE is a flagship event of IEEE Gujarat Section, which focuses on recent trends and challenges in a specific theme. The theme of ERTE 2019 is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Lectures were held on the topics related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning etc.

  • February 06, 2019

Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University has organized Women Safety Training Workshop on February 4th 2019. The workshop was coordinated by Prof.Sonal Thakkar, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department.

The workshop was arranged for all the girl students as well as female faculty members and female staff of the department.

The Training Worksop was conducted by Ms.Veena Gupta, Chairman, FSAI Women Safety and Security. The training has been designed to explain and demonstrate Self-Defence in real time scenario. Different tricks and tactics were shown by the instructor in an interactive manner.

This workshop was really helpful and eye opener for all the participants as it is so much required to remain aware to safeguard oneself in any situation.  

Civil Engineering
  • February 04, 2019

Department of Civil Engineering has organized a National Colloquium “Advancements in Seismic Design of Masonry Structures” on 30 – 31 January 2019. The Lectures and Hands-on sessions were conducted by Professor Daniel Abrams, Emeritus Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Urbana Champaign, U.S.A, and Full Bright Specialist USIEF New Delhi. Prof. K.S.Jagadish, Former Professor, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Eminent researcher in the field of Masonry Structure. Prof Svetlana Brezev, Professor, Civil Engineering Department in the University of British Columbia and Visiting Faculty at IIT Gandhinagar. Prof. Hemant Kaushik, Professor, IIT Guwahati.

Ductile Design of Masonry Buildings, Design and Detailing of Confined Masonry, Containment Reinforcement for Earthquake Resistant Design, Flexibility and Displacement Capacity of Reinforced Brick Wall and Seismic Retrofit of Masonry Buildings, etc. were the major topics covered during this colloquium. 

The colloquium was coordinated by Prof. Sharad Purohit, Professor, Civil Engineering Department and Prof. Utsav Koshti, Assistant Professor Civil Engineering Department. 

Civil Engineering
  • February 01, 2019

The 12th edition of SAE BAJA INDIA was organized by SAE INDIA (Society of Automotive Engineers) and ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) at Pithampur, Indore, Madhya Pradesh from 24th to 27th January 2019. The national level annual inter-college student event of ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) testing and racing witnessed 170 teams in total from various reputed universities which included IITs and NITs battling it out for four days for achieving the ultimate glory. Out of 170 teams, 120 teams were competing for m-BAJA (petrol engine driven cars) and 50 teams locked horns for e-BAJA (battery driven electric cars) category. The team from Institute of Technology, Nirma University called as “Team Stallions” competed in both the categories of ATV car making with car numbers as “44” and “E143” for m-BAJA and e-BAJA respectively. The event spanning for four days included grilling technical and safety inspections, static events which had design, sales and cost evaluations to name a few and dynamic events which demanded the ATVs to be pushed to their maximum limits to endure the difficult terrain or tracks and emerge victorious. Team Stallions and their cars performed exceeding well in the said events by winning a galore of awards. The m-BAJA team won the Best Skill BAJA award for exhibiting exemplary manufacturing skills which included cutting, welding and bending of roll cage members or parts. The team was tested for these skills at the event venue and were adjudged best leading to a first prize award. The result of the said skill was evident in the sturdy design and overall weight of the car resulting to 126 kg which was appreciated by the judging panel at the event. Team e-BAJA won five awards. First in line was Sales and Marketing Award for preparing the best sales and marketing plan to sell the ATVs assuming that they would start a venture in the future for manufacturing the said ATV. The team also stood first in CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) category by capturing the top spot for doing elaborate computer software based mechanical, thermal and dynamic designs based analysis for the ATV. Best Acceleration prize was also awarded to team e-BAJA for having the best acceleration which was miles ahead of other competing teams. All the competing e-BAJA teams were also required to race their ATVs in an endurance race on a ruthless, demanding and difficult terrain of approximately 7 km length for a duration of 2 hours continuously. Team Stallions and their e-BAJA ATV endured the complete race and the demanding track without facing a single breakdown and won the race leading to an award. Finally on taking into account the points of all the events cumulatively, Team Stallions and their e-BAJA ATV representing Nirma University was conferred with Overall Champions Award to the team for the said feat. The performance of both the teams from Nirma University during BAJA SAE INDIA 2019 at Pithampur, Indore was stupendous and brought the single best haul of awards in the history of the event for Nirma University till date which was only possible due to the efforts and hard work of students. 

  • January 31, 2019

Prof. Darshit Upadhyay received ISTE National Award for best M.Tech Thesis in Mechanical Engineering in 2018 on 30th January 2019 at LD Engineering College, Ahmedabad for having guided the best M.Tech Thesis (1st Price) titled "Effect of steam and catalyst with lignite feedstock on the performance of downdraft gasifier" submitted by Krunal Rajesh Kumar Panchal. The department wishes him the best.

Mechanical Engineering
  • January 30, 2019

Dr. Himanshu K. Patel, Associate professor of Instrumentation & Control Engineering Department and Faculty advisor of ISA (INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTOMATION) is honored with the prestigious leadership position of CHAIR - STUDENT AFFAIRS, ISA District'14 (ASIA-PACIFIC).  The tenure of his position will be January 2019 to January 2021. 

Instrumentation & Control Engg.
  • January 25, 2019

The representatives of ISA Students’ Chapter, Institute of Technology, NIRMA University visited Tragad Prathmik School, Ahmedabad on 25th January, 2019. The motive of the event was simply teaching the young children the importance of internet and inculcate good internet habits in them. The volunteers taught the children the use of email on Google’s Gmail portal. A fun session was also organised in which the children danced and the event culminated on a good note. Refreshments were also distributed.

Instrumentation & Control Engg.
  • January 25, 2019

Congratulations to Prof. Balkrushna A. Shah of Mechanical Engineering Department and Student Branch Advisor (SBA) of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) for receiving a prestigious International Award from ASHRAE.

Prof. Balkrushna A. Shah is awarded the 2018 Student Branch Advisor of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding service and leadership in fostering the growth and strength of the Nirma University Student Branch. The award was presented to Prof. Balkrushna A. Shah by Mr Adam C. Davis (Manager, Student Activities, ASHRAE) during 2019 ASHRAE Winter conference held at Atlanta, Georgia, USA during January 12-16, 2019.

Mechanical Engineering
  • January 21, 2019

Civil Engineering Department is proud to share the achievement of receiving First Prize in best M.Tech thesis award from ISTE (INDIAN SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION). The thesis titled “Development of Interaction Curve for Composite Column” was carried out by Ajay Gelot (16MCLC08) and guided by Prof.Sharad Purohit. 

Civil Engineering
  • January 18, 2019

It is a matter of great pride for the Mechanical Engineering Department that two of the alumni Mr Gitanj Sheth and Mr Darshak Lodhiya scored 99.97 percentile in CAT exam. Department heartily congratulate both of them and wish them all the very best for their future endeavors.

Mechanical Engineering
  • January 14, 2019

Prof. Darshit Upadhyay (ME), Prof. Jayesh Ruparelia (CH) and Prof. Sharad Purohit (CL) received ISTE National awards for guiding best M.Tech Thesis in their respective disciplines.Congratulations to them.

Congratulations to our Alumni, Krunal Panchal (ME), Shivangi Goswami (CH) and Ajay P. Gelot (CL) for receiving ISTE National awards (FIRST PRIZE) for best M. Tech Thesis in their respective disciplines.We are so proud of you.

  • January 11, 2019

Gitanj Sheth,alumnus of Mechanical engineering(B.Tech 2013-17) scored 99.97 percentile in CAT 2018 and secured 72nd rank in India and 1st  in Gujarat. 

Mechanical Engineering
  • January 07, 2019

Department of civil engineering heartily congratulates our Alumni for selection in GPSC class 1 & 2 for the post of executive engineer and deputy executive engineer in Road and Building Department and Kalpsar Department, Govt of Gujarat.

Civil Engineering
  • January 03, 2019

Dr Himanshu Patel, Associate professor of IC department and Faculty advisor of ISA(INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTOMATION) has received Members' Choice Award of SECTION LEADER OF THE YEAR 2018(International Award).The award was conferred on 14th October,2018 at QUEBEC,CANADA.

  • January 01, 2019

Fenil Shah,alumnus of Civil department-a rising star in the world of chess was recently awarded the title of International Master after achieving the Elo rating of 2411 points.He got his first International Master norm at the age of 15 at Chennai. Thereafter he took a break from chess to focus on his academics. Then in 2017, he made a strong come back and within 10 months, he got the International Master title.

 

  • December 31, 2018

Prof Darshit S. Upadhyay, from Mechanical Engineering Department, presented a paper in "International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges" organised by International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ISEES),  IIT Roorkee and NIT Uttarakhand during 18-21 December 2018 at IIT Roorkee. Prof. Rajesh N. Patel was co-author in this paper. The title of the paper was "Elemental and heat loss analysis of different feedstock in the downdraft gasifier." This paper was selected as the best paper award. Along with certificate and memento, 100 EUR book voucher (By springer)  was also provided by the organiser.

Mechanical Engineering
  • December 21, 2018

India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2018 (IIDC 2018)

Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST) had organized the DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2018 (IICDC 2018) anchored by NSRCEL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and supported by MyGov.

An innovation - NEAT ATV, registered by the students of Institute of Technology, Nirma University namely Aditya Rath; BNSV Kaustubh; Dev Shah;  Karan Shah has been shortlisted as one of the shortlisted innovation.

The edition has seen participation by more than  26000 students from 10146 teams from all the states. Only  346 teams have been shortlisted who will be moving ahead to the Quarterfinals Round. 
 
Results on MyGov Link: https://blog.mygov.in/iicdc2018-qualifier-results-and-an-introduction-to-the-evaluation-panel/

  • December 10, 2018