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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

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

AUTOCALYPSE, an automobile workshop for school students, is an extension activity organized by Mechanical Engineering Department every year since 2011. This is the 8th of its kind in continuation. From the last year, along with Autocalypse, a robotic workshop ROBOCALYPSE was also introduced for 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 event is two days interactive workshop for the students of X, XI and XII grades. Every year hundreds of students from various schools of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar districts take part in it. This year the event was held on September 1 – 2, 2018, where total 206 students from 15 schools have participated.

The automobile workshops includes the expert talks related to automobile technology by eminent experts of the field, demonstration of various cut section models of automobile parts, demonstration of cut section of Omni car, Bike maintenance, demonstration of SAE BAJA ATV car prepared by students of SAE club, Automobile Quiz and other informal events.

Robotic workshop, conducted by Team Nirma Robocon, includes the expert talk, hands on practice of Robot building and programming. The participants are given a take away kit for Robot building per team.

The major attraction of the event was Idea Presentation competition wherein the participants have presented their innovative ideas regarding technological advancement with the best of their skills. The H B Kapadia School, Memnagar, Ahmedabad and Mount Carmel School, Gandhinagar won the 1st and 2nd prize respectively for their ideas.

Being an extension activity, no registration fee was charged from the participants. The to and fro transportation was provided to the participants. Food was also served to all the participants during the event.

The event is jointly funded by School of Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University and Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA).

Mechanical Engineering
  • September 01, 2018

Vaudeville is the cultural colloquium organized by Institute of Technology, Nirma University every year. It was organized on August 28th - 29t, 2018. 

The theme for this year was 'Superheros - explore one within'. Around 30 events were organized during the fest under the broad category, namely: Dance; Singing; Arts and Painting; Drama; Literary events; Fun Zone; gaming events, and Mr and Miss. ITNU. The event saw a huge participation of more than 600 students as the registered participant.

Eminent experts from various fields were invited to judge the events. A rotating trophy is also introduced to be offered to the department that has maximum points based on the winners, participants and audience. 

  • August 30, 2018


Two Day Workshop


Internet of Things and Fog Computing

August 28-29, 2018



A Two Day Workshop on “Internet of Things and Fog Computing” was organized by Electronics and Communication Engineering Department under the aegis of Centre for Continuing Education, Nirma University during August 28-29, 2018. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. N.P Gajjar, Professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department and Dr. Sachin Gajjar, Associate Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, of Institute of Technology, Nirma University.


The workshop was intended for faculty members from Engineering Institutes, Industry personnel and PG/PhD students working and/or doing research in the area of Internet of Things and Fog Computing.


The lectures and hands on sessions were conducted on topics such as “Internet of Things: Introduction, Applications, Architecture and Challenges”; “Hardware design of Internet of Things using Single Board Computers”; “Machine Learning for Internet of Things” and “Case Studies on Environmental Monitoring and Smart City Applications using IoT” were covered during the workshop. Hands-on sessions on hardware design for IoT using single board computers were also conducted. The sessions were conducted by Dr. Sachin Gajjar, Dr. Nagendra Gajjar from Nirma University and Mr. Madhukant Patel from Reve Automation and Mr. Sohil Patel from Oizom Technologies.


The program was attended by 36 participants from Nirma University and Gandhinagar Institute of Technology. The participants were faculty members and PG students from Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering streams.

Electronics & Communication
  • August 29, 2018

Bhupendra Tipathi, RBI Manager receiving (alumnus of IT department) receiving 'Dr. Jagdish patel pragyachakshu Pratibha Paritoshik Award ' from the Governor Sri O P Kohliji on 5/8/18 at Rajbhavan, Gandhinagar,(Gujarat) for his outstanding contribution towards empowerment of the blind & victory over disability.

  • August 07, 2018

Nirma University offers twelve different Post Graduate programmes in various disciplines like Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Communications Engineering.

Institute of Technology had arranged an orientation programme for the first year MTech students during 27th July, 2018 to 3rd August, 2018, which was attended by around 210 newly admitted MTech students. Eminent speakers from various fields were invited to share their experience and expertise including technical and non-technical aspects related to research and life skills with students. Apart from overview of the institute and PG programmes, students attended sessions on relaxation techniques, cyber sensitization etc. Through sessions like Communication skills, Research Methodology etc., they were guided by experts to contribute seriously into research.

Shri K K Nirala, Director, Technical Education was invited as the Chief Guest of Valedictory function of orientation programme during 9:15 am to 10:15 am on 3rd August, 2018 at C-Auditorium. Shri Nirala shared his experience and motivated students during his speech.

Dr Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University graced the occassion with his presence and inspired students with his words of wisdom.

During feedback session, students from all the branches talked about their experience and appreciated various sessions of M.Tech. Orientation Programme 2018. All students appreciated all the sessions of this one week programme, and were happy to gain good knowledge and motivation from the same.

  • August 06, 2018

The campus was buzzing with energy and passion of newest batch of B.Tech students. It was the first day of their first academic year at Institute of Technology. They along with their parents were welcomed by the Director and Head of departments on  21st July 2018. Dr. Alka Mahajan, Director, Institute of Technology congratulated the students for becoming a part of this prestigious university. She addressed the students and stressed about the importance of hard work and discipline. She highlighted various opportunities offered by the Institute. Dr Mahajan emphasised on interdisciplinary projects and informed about the collaborations with various foreign universities and the opportunities for the students at those universities.  The students were informed about the centre of entrepreneurship available at the university. She further appraised the students about the counselling service available at the institute and made them feel comfortable by informing them that every student is allotted a mentor throughout their 4-year studies to help them at every step of their difficult moment. She assured the parents and students that this is a ragging free campus. Dr. Mahajan said that as institute believes in overall development of the student, the institute has various association clubs and sports club which gives the students an opportunity to showcase their potentials. Head of various department addressed the students and highlighted the curriculum and opportunities of their respective department.


The orientation programme is a one week programme which has various expert talks covering rules and regulations of the institute to Design thinking and other life skills which are necessary to transform them into a holistic engineering graduate.

  • July 24, 2018

Prof B A Shah has been selected as the 2018 Student Branch Advisor of the Year!  Prof B A Shah is Student Branch Advisor of the Nirma University student branch of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers(ASHARE), Western India Chapter. The award will be presented to him at the Winter Conference in Atlanta next January. Department wishes him the heartiest congratulations.

Mechanical Engineering
  • July 06, 2018