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  • January 09, 2018

Institute of Technology hosted its  annual alumni meet on 6th January, 2018 at the institute’s campus. Event was organized by the Nirma Institute of Technology Alumni Association (NITAA), 

Alumni meet witnessed the participation of alumni from various parts of the country and abroad. A number of alumni visited the campus with their families making the event all the more interesting.

Welcoming everyone at the Annual General Meeting Dr. Alka Mahajan, Director, Institute of Technoloy said that “Every year passing, the alumni community of NITAA is becoming stronger and I am glad to see the representation from various programs and batches.” 

Dr. Mahajan appreciated several achievements of the alumni and expressed her pleasure over this yearly activity of connecting the vast alumni network. Pointing out how alumni of NITAA have played a major role in making the institute among India’s top Institutes, She said she was pleased with the increase in the number of alumni turning into successful entrepreneurs every year. “You are giving employment and thereby making this country and the institute proud”, she said. The Director also commended the efforts of the NITAA members who have made it to a point to hold regional meets in different parts of the country and abroad.

Post  AGM, the event had amazing performance like melody songs, mime, dance and fun activities by our existing students  who made our alumni feel delighted. The gala dinner in the evening provided a great opportunity to network.

  • January 08, 2018

Tapan Vyas - Director of Famous Gujarati movies 'Mijaaj' , 'Love in Bhavai', 'O!!! Taareee' and upcoming movie Paaghadi. He was a student of Chemical Engineering Department.

  • January 05, 2018

Universal Designovation Lab LLP.(UDLAB) became the winner of India's Best Industrial Design Studio Award 2017.  UDLAB has been evaluated for its professional work, design practices to create Brand India, Design Impact in India and Abroad by 22 Jury members from around 10 countries who are leading design experts in the fields of visual communication, industrial design, experience design, branding, craft, textile, design innovation and social impact design. 

UDLAB is providing solution for innovative product design from research, concept to prototyping with brand strategy. We are giving solution for Product Design and Machine Design to develop world class award winning product. UDLAB is giving product design services in Industrial Design, Medical Design, Machine Tool Design, Food Processing Design, Lab Equipment Design, Agriculture Product Design and Design Research and Branding. Right now in India very few design studio are providing world class services of these range. We are having very good client satisfaction index and our team is ready to generate innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Innovation and Creativity is the main pillars on which we are developing world class products. Our team has vast experience of working with project from any area and they do not afraid to take challenging projects and are always ready to learn new things. Success of our team's effort is reflected as UDLAB is a winner of India SME 100 Award 2017 and Finalist in India's best Industrial Design Studio Award 2016 by POOL Magazine. UDLAB is winner of iF Design Award from Germany in 2016, which is considered to be design Oscar. With 10 International and 14 National Awards, and 1 patent and 5 design registration.
 

  • December 01, 2017

Congratulations to our students for getting into NXP/Qualcomm B Tech internship: Chinmaya Acharya, Sankab Sarma, Jonti Talukdar, Rashmi Jain, Sugandha Bansal and Neha Goyal.

Electronics & Communication
  • November 30, 2017

Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad organized its 6th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering NUiCONE 2017 on 23rd November 2017. The inaugural ceremony was attended by eminent academicians, faculty members and students from various educational institutions and representatives from the industry.

The inaugural ceremony started with lighting the lamp of knowledge. Dr. Alka Mahajan, Director, Institute of Technology, Nirma University delivered the welcome address and congratulated the entire team of NUiCONE 2017, authors, delegates, sponsors, reviewers, volunteers and the management.  The inaugural ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest, Padma Vibhushan Shri. Dr. Anil Kakodkar, President, National Academy of Sciences, India and the Guest of Honour, Dr. A. Jayaraman, Vice President, International Committee on Space Research-COSPAR, Paris. The conference chair, Dr. B. A. Modi, briefed about NUiCONE 2017 and mentioned the need of taking green initiatives, pollution control and its impact on the environment for the societal benefit. The Chief Guest, Dr. Anil Kakodkar, in his speech mentioned the challenges that are being faced by rural India and need to improve their quality of life. The education to every individual, identifying the potentials within, dissemination of knowledge and creation of values are the biggest challenges at the forefront.  There is a need to increase the investment in science for the economic development of the country and further increasing conversion rates to be comparable among the leading countries in the world. The larger market of future lies in rural India which gives opportunities to the entrepreneurs to develop low cost products. He also suggested that the only solution to these critical problems is to develop a conducive innovation ecosystem in which all the stakeholders need to participate equally.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Parul Patel, Conference Co-Chair. She thanked the management, guests, session chairs, sponsors, participants, authors, co-authors, delegates, media persons, faculty, volunteers, staff and students.

  • November 23, 2017

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