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Institute of Technology, Nirma University has organized Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) Seminar on Science & Technology Innovation & Dissemination on November 10, 2017. The event is part of DRDO 60th year celebration pan India during 2017. More than 300 students of M.Tech , M.Pharm. , M.Sc. , PG Coordinators and Faculty members participated in the said event in  Block C –Auditorium, Nirma University Campus, Ahmedabad

From DRDO the seminar is delivered by senior scientist Dr Rajio Singh, Member Secretary LSRB-DRDO, Dr Shuchi Bhagi, INMAS Lab and Dr Jyostana Prasad.  Initially DRDO Movie was shown. Later on the DRDO Objectives, Achievements and Innovations were presented. The Scientists also motivated students to participate in DRDO activities and also informed about the career opportunities. The event ended with strong interaction. The officials from DRDO invited faculty members to interact with various labs of DRDO for dialog and fruitful interaction in the areas of their expertise. The seminar created awareness about the DRDO.

The seminar is coordinated by Dr N.  M. Devashrayee and Dr N. P. Gajjar, Professor in EC Engineering ITNU.

  • November 10, 2017

Electrical Engineering Students’ Association (EESA), Institute of Technology, Nirma University has organized technical symposium SCINTILLA-2017 during November 7 - 8, 2017. In this symposium various technical and non-technical events pertaining to Electrical Engineering fields have been organised for two days. Mr. Devesh Kotak (Head of Systems Engineering, Bombardier Transportation (I) Pvt. Ltd.) was the Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker. In the keynote address, the chief guest delivered a talk on “Joining the Dots”, in which he stressed up on the traits of engineer such as passion, mind-set, collaboration, communication and ownership. Mr. R K Sharma (Vice President, HOWE Engineering Projects (I) Pvt. Ltd.) was the Guest of Honour. Mr Sharma enlightened the students with the recent innovations in technologies in his motivational speech. More than 350 students from various engineering colleges of Gujarat have taken part in events like Eureka, Pirates of Circuits, Les Quizerables, Takeshi’s Castle, Space Odyssey, Energy Auditors and the workshops on Arm-duino & Factory.io. The inaugural function was presided by Dr. Alka Mahajan, Director, Institute of Technology, Nirma University.
 

Electrical Engineering
  • November 08, 2017

Startup weekend was held at Nirma University on the 3rd-4th-5th of November. It was a 54-hour event which gave young, budding entrepreneurs a platform to not only startup their venture, but meet new co-founders or potential team members.

The event began on Friday evening with idea generation and team formation activity wherein the participants were divided into 10 teams and given random words to pitch their ideas. Total 49 ideas were pitched from which 12 ideas were selected for final pitching. The teams were offered with different facilities i.e. mentors skilled in different domains for guiding them, web designer for designing websites and web application for each venture, 3d printing for prototyping the ideas.

A combination of all skills and the balance of all domains was the base of assessment of the final pitches. At final pitching three teams were selected by four juries. The winners were awarded with a prizes.

The second runner up was the venture of a vanity van which provided the necessary comfort and services to the travelers booking the van. The first runner up was automated carts for departmental stores which had a bar code scanner attached to the carts so that the user can scan the items and put inside the cart, there and then. The winner of Startup Weekend Ahmedabad was a really innovative project which comprised of an automated irrigation system, irrigating the crops, based on moisture sensor, temperature sensors and humidity sensors.

  • November 06, 2017

Agriculture is the most important occupation for most of the Indian families. In India, agriculture contributes about sixteen percent (16%) of total GDP and ten percent (10%) of total exports. Over 60 % of India’s land area is arable making it the second largest country in terms of total arable land. Agricultural products of significant economic value includes rice, wheat, potato, tomato, onion, mangoes, sugar-cane, beans, cotton, etc.

Economic Growth: Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. Though, with the growth of other  sectors, the overall share of agriculture on GDP of the country has decreased. Still, Agriculture  continues to play a dominant part in the overall economic scenario of India.

Conducting frequent and accurate soil tests helps in the long run because the information provided helps to protect and maintain our farms and other large investments. When combined with routine fertilizer applications, soil tests ensure peak performance for the short term and help maintain the land for the long term. 

With as much as 60 percent of yield dependent on soil fertility, the best growing seasons are built from the ground up. Regardless of how much is spent on other crop inputs, if you haven’t taken care of the base —soil fertility — it’s difficult to maximize yield.

Final year students-Aditya Dave and his classmate  has developed FERMETESTER. It provide Hardware as a Service (HaaS) based model of frequent soil testing and its analysis based on the result. We provide reports to farmers based on frequent analysis so that they can prevent and stand against crop failures which in turn decreases suicide rates of farmers.

  • October 31, 2017

A startup project done by  B.Tech EC Sem-V Student (Aditya Dave) was covered by Sandesh Newspaper.

Project Name : FermeTester

Details : Agriculture is the most important occupation for most of the Indian families. In India, agriculture contributes about sixteen percent (16%) of total GDP and ten percent (10%) of total exports. Over 60 % of India’s land area is arable making it the second largest country in terms of total arable land. Agricultural products of significant economic value includes rice, wheat, potato, tomato, onion, mangoes, sugar-cane, beans, cotton, etc.

Economic Growth: Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. Though, with the growth of other  sectors, the overall share of agriculture on GDP of the country has decreased. Still, Agriculture  continues to play a dominant part in the overall economic scenario of India.

Conducting frequent and accurate soil tests helps in the long run because the information provided helps to protect and maintain our farms and other large investments. When combined with routine fertilizer applications, soil tests ensure peak performance for the short term and help maintain the land for the long term.

With as much as 60 percent of yield dependent on soil fertility, the best growing seasons are built from the ground up. Regardless of how much is spent on other crop inputs, if you haven’t taken care of the base —soil fertility — it’s difficult to maximize yield.

We at FERMETESTER provide Hardware as a Service (HaaS) based model of frequent soil testing and its analysis based on the result. We provide reports to farmers based on frequent analysis so that they can prevent and stand against crop failures which in turn decreases suicide rates of farmers.

Electronics & Communication
  • October 30, 2017

We have promised the society and the nation to be their cornerstone. We believe that we need to pour our vision, dedication, passion to young aspiring engineers, not only of our university but also of neighbouring areas. The tech-fest aptly named ‘PRAVEG’17 – Annual Techno-management Fest’ was organized with this aim by the Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA), Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 5-6 October, 2017. The grand event was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister of State, Road & Transport Shri Vallabhbhai Kakadiya and Air Marshal D S Rawat AVSM VSM, SASO in the august presence of Shri K K Patel, Vice President Nirma University, Dr Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University and Dr Alka Mahajan, Director, Institute of Technology on October 5, 2017.

The second day event was graced by the Hon’ble Defence Minister of India Smt Nirmala Sitharaman; Smt Nirmala Wadhwani, Hon. Minister of State Women & Child Development; Air Marshal RK Dhir PVSM AVSM VM ADC AOC-in-C SWAC; President of Nirma University Dr Karsanbhai Patel; MD Nirma Ltd Shri Hirenbhai Patel; Vice President of NU Shri K K Patel; Director General NU Dr Anup Singh; Mayor of Ahmedabad City Shri Gautambhai Shah; AVM AK Gupta VSM, SMSO and Director, ITNU Dr Alka Mahajan.

The awe-inspiring and glorious Indian Air Force displayed their magnificent artillery and mighty war techniques under ‘Know Your Air Force campaign including a mesmerizing performance of the Band along with various exhibition stalls. The major attraction of Indian Force show was the Helicopter Slithering Operation demonstration which was witnessed by more than 6000 people including students, participants, general public and school students.

The presence of Smt Nirmala Sitharaman inspired young engineers to do their bit for the country. During the two days of event a lecture series was also planned. Eminent guest speaker Dr Sambit Patra (Spokesperson, BJP), Shri Saurabh Shukla (Founder News Mobile and Partner, Republic TV) and Shri Arnab Goswami (Founder, Republic TV) were the major speakers of the event.

The two days event also saw a plethora of technical competitions and workshops from the field of robotics, automobile engineering and many more activities. Other literary events such as elocution, debate, youth parliament, etc. were also conducted.

With the objective to raise the awareness among the youth regarding the various government initiatives and enabling them to utilize the initiatives better, pertinent events have been planned on the lines of Make in India Program, Accessible India, etc.

The event was a grand success and received more than 6000 footfalls during two days.

  • October 09, 2017

It was the day to remember, cherish, recognize and reward. Institute of Technology, Nirma University celebrated its 23rd Foundation Day on October 3rd, 207. The illustrious 23 years have seen ITNU contributing to the society by giving ethical engineers and research insights. It was a day to celebrate the contribution of the faculty members and stdule in institution –building .

Nineteen B. Tech. students were felicitated by Gold/Silver/Bronze medals. Nineteen faculty members, three staff member and fifteen students were felicitated on this occasion for their achievement.

Team “Mitsubishi Eclectic Cup” was also awarded for winning silver cup at national level automation competition held at Pune. Team “BAJA” was awarded for securing 2nd position in Sledge Pull, 2nd position in Go Green and overall 8th position at SAEINDIA BAJA-17. Team “E-BAJA” was awarded for securing 3rd position in cost presentation, 3rd position in endurance race and overall 4th position at BAJA SAEINDIA-17.

Team “ARROW” was also awarded for securing first rank in maximum payload lifting and over all 4th rank out of 30 teams in SAE INDIA AERODESIGN CHALLENGE 2017 held at Anna University Chennai. Team “ROBOCON” was also awarded for National Robocon Best Innovative Design Award.

The day was also remarkable for it was homecoming of alumni and distribution of scholarships sponsored by them. NITAA “Alumni Award” were also given to the nine alumni members.

The day also saw various activities like IDEA Lab project exhibition and social and technical events organized by various student associations.

  • October 05, 2017

National Conference RAFTCT-17 was organised on September 16,2017  by the Chemical Engineering Department of IT-NU. With the aim to bridge the gap between the academia and research, it also aimed for development and the use of technological innovations and advancements in Chemical technology.

Chief guest of the function Dr. Narottam Sahoo, Advisor and Member Secretary, DST, Government of Gujarat deliberated on the correlation between the science and engineering are correlated, and ask the delegates to work together on bringing innovation in order to cater the societal needs. He also congratulated to Chemical Engineering Department for celebrating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2017 by bringing the delegates and participants together to have a technically rich experience. Dr. Ramesh Gardas from IIT Madras and Dr. Sameer Dalvi from IIT Gandhinagar also delivered the expert talks.

Dr. Shibu Pillai and Prof. Neha Patni  were the Convener, and Dr Ankur Dwivedi and Prof. Amita Chaudhary were the Organising Secretary of this conference.

Around  70 posters and 40  papers were presented in the conference. Around 200 delegates participated from pan-India.

Chemical Engineering
  • September 18, 2017

The members of ISA Students’ Chapter, Institute of Technology, Nirma University conducted an interactive and awareness event at Apang Manav Mandal, IIM Road, Ahmedabad on 10th September, 2017. The major objective of the event was to disseminate awareness among people about mosquito-borne disease and Swine Flu, the symptoms and its prevention. 

Instrumentation & Control Engg.
  • September 10, 2017

Vaudeville, the cultural symposium of Nirma University was held on Sept. 7-8, 2017. The theme of the year was Bollywood – A Fame Katha. The razzmatazz created euphoric buzz with thirty sub events (viz: Dancing Events, Singing Events, Acting events, Literary Events, Painting events etc.) lined up for the students. The  working committee of Vaudeville functioned in three tiers ie : Core committee from third and final year students, Organizing committee from Second Year and Executive committee from first year. This has ensured that all stduents will be exposed to leadership skill, team playing, decision – making alongwith problem –solving .

The two day event witnessed several special attractions like FUN ZONE offering  games and loop race. Open mic was introduced for the first time, where students of ITNU showcased their talent of oratorship, poetry, shayari, story telling, unplugged singing, DJ’ing, Band performances etc. Open mic was held between A and B block lawn and received amazing feedback. Audience stood back till 9:00 in the evening to witness the event. Open Mic turned the aura of ITNU into cultural shamiyana.

Second day’s special attraction was Mr. and Miss ITNU followed by band performance by MEGHDHANUSH.  Celebrity guest from Gujarati movies were invited to judge Mr. and Miss ITNU. The performance of Meghdhanush band was greatly applauded by the students. More than 1500 students were present during the event.

  • September 08, 2017

The representatives of ISA Students’ Chapter, Institute of Technology, Nirma University visited Tragad Prathmik School and organised a social event on 26th August, 2017. The motive of the whole event was to spread awareness to the kids about common diseases and their preventive methods which was mainly focused on the recent proliferation of ‘Swine Flu Disease’ into the city. Fun activities like dance and yoga were also carried out.

Instrumentation & Control Engg.
  • September 04, 2017


Congratulations to Adhish, Vyshali and Virul for getting selected at Searce placement. (Salary 8 LPA)
 

Electronics & Communication
  • August 28, 2017

Institute of Technology, Nirma University is cornerstone of the society. It is not only educating generations of ethical engineers but also extending it expertise to inculcate the spirt of engineering to youngsters. With this aim of catch them young, AUTOCALYPSE, an automobile workshop for school students, as an extension activity is organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department every year since 2011.

This year along with Autocalypse, a robotic workshop ROBOCALYPSE is also held for the school students. The event is coordinated and volunteered by Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA) in association with Nirma SAE Club (for Automobile) and Team Nirma Robocon (for Robotics).

The two day interactive workshop held on August 21-27, 2017 for the students of X, XI and XII grades saw the participation from the hundreds of students from various schools of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar district. The event was inaugurated by Shri Anup Kumar Singh, Commissioner of Police, Ahmedabad city on August 26, 2017.

The automobile workshops included the expert talks related to automobile technology by eminent expert of the field, demonstration of various cut section models of automobile parts, demonstration of cut section of Omni car, Bike maintenance, and demonstration of SAE BAJA ATV car assembled by the students of SAE club, Quizzes and other informal events. Robotic workshop, conducted by Team Nirma Robocon, included the expert talk, hands on practice of Robot building and programming. The participants were given take away kit for Robot building per team.

The kids were enthralled to be part of such workshop. The event was free for them and was jointly funded by the Institute of Technology, Nirma University and Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA).

  • August 28, 2017

Congratulations to Dr N M Devasharyee and Dr N P Gajjar for receiving DRDO Funded research project as per following details:

Title of Project: Design Against Radiation Effects(DARE) ASIC Standard Cell Library for VLSI Circuits

Funding Agency: DRDO, Govt of India

Amount of Grant: Rs. 37.72 Lakhs

Duration: 2 years

PI: Dr N M Devasharyee

Co-I: Dr N P Gajjar

Date of Start: Sept/Oct 2017

Electronics & Communication
  • August 24, 2017

Under the Social Initiative of SETU along with OrCES (Student Association) arranged a ‘Flood Relief Initiative’ to help the flood-affected Banaskantha. Institute of Technology gathered and donated around 300kg Food grains, 3000 packets of biscuits, 130 kg clothes along with other neccessary items.

  • August 14, 2017

Congratulations to Manaswi Amaravadi and Debjit Mukherjee for getting placed as systems engineer for about Rs 11.7 LPA in Nvidia where they will be joining many of our Nirma alumni!

Electronics & Communication
  • August 09, 2017

Paper presented by Ms Bhakti Sonawane ( PhD Student of Dr. Priyanka Sharma) was judged with the Best Paper Award at Springer International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Communication – ICICC 2017, organized by MAEER’s MIT College of Engineering, Pune, India in association with Springer and Knowledge partners Computer Society of India and College of Engineering, Pune, India.

The paper will be further published in Springer Journal "Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing"

Dr Vijay Bhatkar (Padma Bhushan Awardee and former executive director of CDAC ) and Dr Heman Darbari (Executive Director CDAC) were the key note speakers of the event

Computer Engineering
  • August 08, 2017

Institute of Technology, Nirma University has conducted an orientation program for the new entrants in first year during July 28, 2017 to August 4, 2017.   Sessions on communication skills,  time-management, happiness along with other information pertaining to the university were delivered by the experts.

Dr. Subroto Mukherjee , Dean-Academics , Institute of Plasma Research  was the chief guest of the valedictory function of the orientation program.Dr. Subroto Mukherjee has shared his experience and motivated students during his speech.

During feedback session, students from all the branches have appreciated all the aspects of M.Tech. Orientation Program 2017

  • August 04, 2017

Institute of Technology, Nirma University has organised an orientation program for the B.Tech First Year students on August 3-4, 2017. The present were also invited for the interaction with the head of the various departments and Director, Institute of Technology. The audience was  provided information about the Institute and its facilities; overview of the courses and curriculum; traditions; rules and regulations of the Institute by the Director. This was followed by an open house to address the queries of parents and students.

The second day saw wisdom and knowledge disseminated by the experts of their field. This included lectures on student oriented art of thinking, academic rules and regulations, III Cell activities and Anti-ragging and prevention of alcohol and drug abuse. Various activities were carried out by the student associations of all the departments for the newly admitted students.

  • August 04, 2017