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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

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