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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

Institute of Technology is in MoU with the Florida Atlantic University ( FAU), USA which benefits students in various ways and gives them global exposure. Under this Ketan Tewari from B Tech Mechanical Engineering completed his summer 2017 research internship and also sem VIII major project during January 2018 to May 2018. His research work encompassing his work can be read here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-29605-1

  • December 07, 2018

Prof. Dr. P. N. Tekwani of Electrical Engineering, IT, NU was invited by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Israel to attended “Discover Israel Programme for Young Leaders in Higher Education, Innovation and Start-Up Ecosystem” which was scheduled at Israel during 25-29 November. Dr. Tekwani attended this programme as an event of Diplomatic Mission of Israel, and was provided a Gratis Visa from the office of the Consulate General of Israel, Mumbai, for the Programme. The programme gave an opportunity to understand ecosystem in higher education at Israel and also to develop further linkages with Universities of Israel.

  • December 07, 2018

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established ‘MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to systematically foster the culture of Innovation among all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes.

MIC has envisioned encouraging creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs)’ across selected HEIs, and Institute of Technology, Nirma University is one of them. The IIC at ITNU under the president-ship of Dr Alka Mahajan will function in-line with the Center for Entrepreneurship in organizing innovation and entrepreneurship related activities, with Dr Mehul R Naik as the Convener and Ms Rashmika Shah as the Member Secretary.

Major focus of IIC is:

  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.
  • Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs.
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework.
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas.
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students

 

  • December 07, 2018


Faculty members of Civil Engineering Department have visited pile load test on 04th December, 2018 at Construction of Foot Over Bridge on Sabarmati Riverfront between Ellis Bridge and Sardar Bridge. M/S P&R Infraprojects Limited is the contractor for construction of said foot over bridge. The test was done with very recent and unique technology as described below:

The 38.5 m deep pile, designed for 1750 tonne safe load, is being tested using Bi-direction pile load test method, using super cells technology. The said technology is recently developed and patented by Mr. Snehal Patel, Prosperity, Super Cell Bharat. The pile is loaded using four super cells, each having capacity of 500 tonne, installed 1 m above the end of the pile. The test data in form of load carrying capacity, displacement and strain, measured and recorded using data loggers. During the visit, faculty members have seen the said technology and various instrumentation (sensors and data loggers). Faculty members have also interacted with Mr. Snehal Patel & his team and Engineers of P&R Infraprojects Limited. Apart, faculty members have also visited dredging and sand filling to create artificial island to be used as pathway for supply of materials and equipment. 

Civil Engineering
  • December 05, 2018

President of Binghamton University Dr Harvey Stenger and Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Science Dr Krishnaswami SriHari visited ITNU on November 26,2018.

Dr Alka Mahajan, Director ITNU had signed an MoU with Binghamton University on behalf of ITNU during her visit to USA in October 2017. This visit was to expand the collaborative relation further between two universities.

The Director General, NU and Director, ITNU discussed with BU officials the roadmap of the further activities benefitting both the institutes. The senior faculty members and students of ITNU also interacted with the BU officials. The prospective students were informed about the opportunittes and avenues for further studies by the BU officials.

  • November 27, 2018

The Mechanical Engineering Student’s Association (MESA), under the aegis of the Mechanical Engineering Department (School of Engineering), has been conducting innumerable activities for the benefit of the youth since its establishment in 1998. They have in their own unique way try to spread the message of patriotism and service to the nation among the youth, which has led to the inception of “PRAVEG”, a Techno-Management Cultural Symposium that aims to provide a platform which includes a plethora of technical competitions, workshops, literary events and pertinent events on various government initiatives.

PRAVEG has had a very strong bond with the Indian Armed forces. In 2016, They were honoured with the presence of The Indian Army, who displayed their magnificent artillery and mighty war techniques under “Know Our Army” campaign.

In the year 2017, we witnessed the gallantry of our armed forces in the sky, when the Indian Air Force showed their strength under “Know Our Air Force” campaign. Keeping up with our tradition, this year Indian Coast Guard and Border Security Force, held an exhibition of their weapons and technology, so as to aid the understanding of their role in the safety of the nation.

Honb’le Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani graced PRAVEG’18 during Talk Show on 1st November, 2018.

Railway Minister of India Shri Piyush Goyal enthralled the audience with his oration. The day ended with the great fervour and passion to serve India better and become the cornerstone in the national building.

  • November 03, 2018

Computer Science and Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmadabad has offered and successfully conducted a training programme on “Big Data Analytics” to scientists and engineers of SAC, ISRO, Ahmadabad. The programme was scheduled on October 24 -30, 2018 at Institute of Technology, Nirma University campus. Total 27 participants from SAC-ISRO attended the programme.

Computer Science & Engineering
  • November 01, 2018

Fire Mock Drill was arranged on the day of NIRMAN 2018 as one part of the event.

This drill was demonstrated by Shri. Hitu Gadhavi, Incharge of Prahlad Nagar Fire Station, AMC Fire Dept. and his team. In this drill they have demonstrated the use of different hydraulic machines which are used in emergency and also during disasters. After that they have carried out a fire drill, which was the main attraction of this drill. The purpose of performing this drills is to create well-rehearsed knowledge of the procedure regarding emergency and also what to do during a fire emergency. 

In this drill B.Tech Civil Engineering students and faculty members have participated and acquired the knowledge related to the fire emergency.

Civil Engineering
  • October 23, 2018


To bring global expertise locally, Nirma University is actively collaborating with quality international universities. One such collaboration is between the Nirma University and Binghamton University. It is bringing benefit to both the universities. Under faculty exchange activity Prof Sang Won Yoon from Binghamton University, New York, USA visited Nirma University campus during October 08-12, 2018.

An expert in Big Data Analytics, Prof. Yoon works as an Associate Professor at Binghamton University. His area of interest includes integrated production and service systems, healthcare systems engineering, system optimization, production control systems, large-scale data mining. He is working on several industries funded multidisciplinary projects. He did his PhD from Purdue University and MS from Korea University.

Data Analytics is one of the fastest upcoming areas in computer engineering and to add the global perspective was the objective of his visit. The course is part of an elective course for the Semester VII students. This initiative provided students with the opportunity to experience international teaching methodology and gave an insight into different case studies derived from his diverse projects done.

  • October 15, 2018

October 13 is celebrated by the UN as International Day for Disaster Reduction. Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering Dept. has also organized a programme on Disaster Management on Oct 12, 2018.

During the event apart from many tasks and exhibits related to disaster preparedness, expert talks were also organized. Deputy Commandant, Himanshu Badola from NDRF team Bt. No.6, Gandhinagar talked about various aspects of Disaster Management and the role of NDRF during disasters in India as well as abroad.

NDRF team members have also shown different activities, including a demo of rescue operations, evacuation methods during the time of fire and earthquake disasters.

A mock exercise, rope rescue drill and exhibition on Disaster management were also arranged by NDRF Team for B.Tech Civil Engineering students. In this programme, more than 450 students and 25 faculty members have actively participated during the event.

Civil Engineering
  • October 15, 2018

Worldwide, on Oct. 13, when the UN celebrates International Day for Disaster Reduction, we at Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering Dept. have organized a programme on Disaster Management in which expert lecture was delivered by Deputy Commandant, Hemanshu Badola from NDRF team Bt. No.6, Gandhinagar. A mock exercise, rope rescue drill and exhibition on Disaster management was also arranged by NDRF Team for B.Tech Civil Engineering students (3rd, 5th & 7th sem) on 12th October, 2018.

 

Schedule of Programme:-

1. Expert Lecture at C-Audi ( 9:15 to 10:00 am ) - 5th & 7th sem students

2. Mock Exercise at C-Audi (10:00 to 11:00 am ) - 5th & 7th sem students

3. Rope rescue drill at B-Block inside lawn (11:00 to 11:30 am) - all civil eng. students

4. Exhibition on Disaster Management at Passage of B-Block  (11:00 to 2:00  pm) for all Students - 3rd, 5th and 7th sem.

 

In this programme, more than 450 students and 25 faculty members have actively participated.

Civil Engineering
  • October 12, 2018

Students of 5th Semester, BTech visited Kadana Hydro Electric Power Plant on 11-10-2018 and 12-10-2018 from B and A division respectively. Students got acquainted with the scale of the hydro project with visualization of power plant structure and details of types and working of hydropower plant equipment including hydraulic turbine

Mechanical Engineering
  • October 11, 2018

The organisation of Civil Engineering Students(OrCES) celebrated the foundation day of ITNU by spreading social awareness regarding health and hygiene to the rural people of the nearby areas. The awareness programme aimed to inform the people about hygiene at the workplace, and to educate the women about hygiene during mensuration. The awareness programme was concluded by the distribution of clothes amongst needy people present in the awareness programme.

OrCES tries to spread awareness and smiles amongst the people from rural areas as a social responsibility

  • October 08, 2018

It was the day to remember, cherish, recognize and reward. Institute of Technology, Nirma University celebrated its 24th Foundation Day of Insitute of Technology, Nirma University was celebrated on October 3rd, 2018. 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 students in institution building.

Nineteen B. Tech. students were felicitated by Gold/Silver/Bronze medals. Twenty-seven faculty members, one staff member and thirty-one students were felicitated on this occasion for their achievements.

A group of 18 students from various departments attended one-week residential camp at Village Motipura during 4th -10th June 2018 under NSS activity. They were honoured for the social cause.

Team 'Mitsubishi Electric Cup' was also awarded for winning Silver cup at national level automation competition held at Nirma University. Team 'BAJA' was awarded for securing 2nd position in Sledge Pull, and overall 2nd position at SAE INDIA BAJA-18. Team E-BAJA was awarded for securing 4th position in the endurance race and overall 4th position at BAJA SAEINDIA-18.

Team ARROW was also awarded for overall 11th rank in SAE INDIA AERO DESIGN CHALLENGE 2018. Team ROBOCON was also awarded for their best performance at National level and international level.

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

The day also social and technical events organized by various student associations.

The cultural programme was organized for faculty/staff member and they participated with zeal and enthusiasm

  • October 08, 2018

A Visit to Hitachi World, Nr Pakwan Cross Road, S G Highway was arranged  for students on 28-09-2018 under ASHRAE chapter, Nirma University. Prof. B A Shah, Student Branch Advisor of Nirma University ASHRAE WIC accompanied the students. Mr Atul Parikh, GM - Projects, Aditi Air Conditioning Pvt. Ltd. explained construction and working of  various hitachi products related to residential and commercial air conditioning applications. UG and PG students of Mechanical Engineering department were exposed to various Hitachi Air Conditioning Products such as inverter ac, cassette ac, hide away ac, ductable ac, VRF system, Chiller, different types of duct, grille and diffuser for supply and return air etc.

Mechanical Engineering
  • September 28, 2018

The 2nd All Gujarat Instrumentation and Control Engineer’s Meet was organized by the International Society of Automation Students’ Chapter, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on  September 20, 2018 .

The purpose of this conclave was to unite the departments of instrumentation and control engineering of engineering institutes all over Gujarat. The meet brought together fourteen institutes of Gujarat offering Instrumentation and Control engineering on a common vibrant  platform. The meet was aimed to provide a stage for discussion and development of the Automation industry. It created a sense of togetherness in bridging our distances and bringing about cognizance and flow of expertise.

Instrumentation & Control Engg.
  • September 21, 2018

A workshop for Deaf and Dumb by ECO.

Electronics & Communication
  • September 08, 2018