Research and Development

Convener

Dr. Varsha Turkar (Information Technology)


Overview

Academic Institutes can be major resources in a company’s innovation strategy. In the western countries, extensive collaboration between universities and industry and the ensuing transfer of scientific knowledge has been viewed as one of the main contributors to the successful technological innovation and economic growth of the past few decades. Transfer of knowledge from universities to industry should be a primary policy at academic Institutions.

The committee shall undertake various measures to inculcate and grow research culture among staff and students.


Goal

Research and Development cell has been formed on the recognition of the fact that pioneering research and technological innovations will be critical drivers for the nation’s sustained economic growth. It will facilitate the interchange of information, establishment of standards, new techniques and fresh approaches to old problems. The R and D Committee shall focus on providing an atmosphere conducive to research and development for faculty and students by entering into strategic collaborations with industries and other institutes at the national and international levels. The key goal would be to initiate and give the proper impetus to research activities which would contribute to further developments in an increasingly tech-savvy world.


Activities

  • Technical Paper Writing workshop conducted for the ME Computers, Information Technology, Electronics and Telecommunication students to en-lighten the students “How to write technical paper and converting it in to a good publication.”

  • Latex workshop on 31 July 15 

  • Seminar on ‘Random Signal Analysis Applications in Communication and Research’ by Mr. Chirag Warty, CEO, Quantspire

  • One day Workshop on eSim (Free and Open Source EDA tool) at IIT, Mumbai, on 22 August 2015 

  • Workshop for students on Microcontrollers and Embedded systems on 22 and 23 August 2015

  • Lecture on ‘Introduction to Nano-devices’ by Dr. Sangeeta Joshi for FE students on 29 September 2015 

  • Faculty visit to TIFR Colaba for understanding activities and projects on 8 August 15

  • Visit to Orthocad lab, IIT Bombay for projects (for faculty and students) on 7 July 15
  • Industrial visit conducted for Faculty and Teaching Assistants at Gas Thermal Power Station, Maharashtra State Power Generation Company at Uran on 20 October 2015
  • Industrial Visit to ‘Automation 2015’ on 27 September 2015
  • Workshop on MATLAB by Mr. Prathamesh Mestry (EXTC department – VIT) on 15 and 16 September 2015
  • Visited VJTI for collaborative research work on ‘Student’s Satellite’ on 2 and 22 July 2015
  • Guest Lecture was arranged for ME Students and faculty members on 24 September 2015 on ‘Ethics and Ethical Issues in Engineering and Research’ by Mr. Jayen Modi, FCRCE
  • Visit to Father Agnel Engineering College Bandra, for RESEARCH FORUM  - a common research platform for research scholars, PG students and faculty members to discuss their ideas and difficulty in their respective research area on 22 July 15 
  • Organizing National and International Conferences 

  • Organizing Short Term Training Programs and workshops 

  • Establishing linkages with other Institutes / Labs / Organizations (such as  SAMEER, ISRO, BARC etc.) for projects  

  • Arranging seminars on paper presentation techniques for faculty and students, designed to meet international standards 

  • Inculcate the concept of research among students & staff by arranging paper presentation competitions 

  • Encourage publication of research articles by sending deserving entries to journals 

  • Identifying members of the faculty who have are orientation towards research activities. 

  • Scrutinize, guide student projects(BE / ME) and suggest measures to develop projects to convert them into a viable Research Project  

  • Facilitate submission of project reports to AICTE / UGC / DRDO to facilitate funding, fetch grants etc.