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News of December 2018

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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:

  • 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:

  • 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