The main objective of the Technical Council is to assist the students to have a practical approach to their theoretical knowledge. The Council conducts seminars, workshops, etc. to enhance the knowledge of the students. The Council also binds all the student committees related to their individual branches like BMSA, CSI, ITSA, EESA and ETSA and also increases awareness among the students, about the latest technological developments around the world.
National Entrepreneurship Challenge 2015
Congratulations to the VIT student team that won the National Entrepreneurship Challenge 2015, a competition held by IIT-Bombay! Well done! In four months, the team completed 35+ tasks like debate, discussions, Business module canvas, SWOT analysis,competitions, social awareness campaigns, case studies and many more. As first time participants in NEC, the competition inspired the team to form the student body of the Entrepreneurship Cell and also conduct two major seminars, Illuminate and Envoyage, in collaboration with IIT Bombay which helped in increasing awareness about entrepreneurship among students.
Mars Orbiter Mission
The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan, is a Mars orbiter launched into Earth orbit on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It was successfully inserted into Mars orbit on 24 September 2014, making India the first nation to send a satellite into Mars orbit on its first attempt, and the first Asian nation to do so.
The Student Council (2013-2014) to congratulate ISRO and in their honor had put up a flex banner on 26th September, 2014. The interesting part was to provide the students sticky notes where they can pen down their thoughts and put it on the banner. Young thoughts were welcomed.
Students gave a huge response and participated by sharing their feelings on such a proud moment. By the end of the day, the banner was full with all the sticky notes filled with charismatic and intriguing messages. VIT provided a small but noteworthy acknowledgement to Indian space history of successfully placing its low-cost Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft 'Mangalyaan' in orbit around the Red Planet in its very first attempt, catapulting the country into an elite club of three nations.
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Technical Council organized “Ignite- Inspiring Leaders of Tomorrow” in March 2015 to ignite more than 100 young minds. The event was an interactive conclave, organized for today’s youth, with the basic aim of enlightening them about the hardship and dedication that leaders put in on their road to success. The objective of this event was to enlighten young minds and inspire them to become successful entrepreneurs and also to direct them in the correct path. And to ignite the spark in us we had leaders such as Mr. Sachin Teke, Founder and Director of Mobond Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Rahul Bhagchandani, Founder and Chief Editor of Youth Connect magazine, Mr. Rizwan Shaikh, Founder and CTO of Pristine Info Solutions, Mr. Nazim Sawant, Co-founder of India Entrepreneurs Club, Founder and CEO HNS Enterprises, and Mr. Anil Thomas, Founder and CEO of TTGLS amidst us.
Search for the God Particle at CERN
In February 2015 the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) - VIT Chapter organized an interactive seminar on the experiments carried out at CERN, Geneva. The focus of the event was to cover the hypothesis, research, and experimental proof which led to the discovery of the Higgs Boson in the world famous, Large Hadron Collider. The guest speaker, a brilliant scientist at CERN and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Dr. Shashikant Dugad, was the speaker at the seminar, and captivated the audience for the entire duration of the event.
VIT students win laurels at IITB robotics competition
Team Real Steel Mr. Vikky Patil (BE EXTC) and Mr. Ashish Pingale (BE EXTC), and Mr. Amit Banda (TE ETRX) stood first at e-Yantra, IITB’s national level competition. About 6000 participants from engineering colleges all over India registered online and from among these 500 participants were shortlisted. The participating teams were assigned different task with deadlines like Design Analysis in which they had to design system model with different sensors and actuators. The team took initiative in programming aspect of the bot, the algorithm design and testing. The complexity of gripper design and its placing on the bot was critical. Team Real Steel secured 1st Prize in Pick and Placer theme by completing the task in 1minutes 29 seconds in the finals held on 22 March. The team members would be doing internship of two months in Embedded Real Time System (ERTS) at IIT Bombay.
IEEExtreme, a 24-Hour Programming Competition was held on 20 October 2012. Mr. Mihir Kurdekar and Mr. Yash Kalapi participated in the same and secured World Rank no 924.