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    Quarterly Newsletter, Nirma University June, 2010

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    RANKINGS 2010 • Ipsos, the world's third ranked research agency,

    Zee News and DNA has ranked Nirma University th16 among the top 20 Universities in India

    th• MDRA survery has ranked IT-NU, 6 amongst 10

    best private engineering colleges of India,

    published by OUTLOOK June, 2010

    • NIELSEN survey has ranked IT-NU, amongst top

    25 best engineering colleges of India, published

    by India Today June, 2010

    • Careers 360, June 2010 has listed IT-NU in AAA

    Series E- Schools in India's Best Engineering

    Colleges

    • IM-NU & IT-NU are listed in most preferred

    management & engineering colleges respectively

    in West Zone, India by The Week magazine, 20

    June, 2010

    • Hindustan Times, June 2010 issue has ranked thIT-NU, 9 in top placement 2010 in India and also

    amongst top 25 best private engineering colleges

    of India June, 2010

    • Electronics For You, has ranked IT-NU, as

    follows: 6th best engineering college amongst thtop 40 engineering private colleges in India, 4

    best in west zone engineering colleges including ndIITs, 2 best in west zone private engineering

    colleges, May, 2010

    AWARD

    Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel, President, Nirma University receiving Padma Shri Award, 2010 from Her

    Excellency, Smt. Pratibha Patil, President of India

    RANKINGS 2010

  • From the Director General’s Desk

    Nirma University Newsletter has become synonymous with one of the grandest source of information of Nirma University.

    Zeal and enthusiasm alone for new initiative cannot bring success. They are the corner stones from which castles can be built.

    For the success of the newsletter its contents such as research, achievements, recognition etc. at university must be

    progressive.

    This issue has covered rankings of the Nirma University from a panel of experts and some pioneer magazines. Institute of th th thTechnology, Nirma University was ranked 17 , 14 and 13 in the list of Top 35 Private Engineering Colleges in India published by

    thOutlook magazine, in 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively and ranked 6 amongst 10 best private engineering colleges of India,

    OUTLOOK – MDRA survey in June, 2010. These rankings reveal recognition of our university at National level.

    Down the memory lane was the feature started with an aim to trace back all the important activities of the university ranging from launch of institutes

    to array of activities till 2008. On reading ahead, you will know more about Nirma University growth that has increased with tremendous confidence

    to take up forthcoming issue project of this nature. Our regular section In-focus this time once again brings some, fresh spring message on “Major

    Paradigm Shift In Higher Education”.

    Enjoy Reading,

    Dr. Monica Rao

    Editorial

    Greetings!

    Education these days is not merely confined to impart knowledge and sharpen one's skills. It requires a

    dramatic makeover. It should go beyond to create value addition in terms of building confidence, right

    attitude and a bent for creativity and innovation. To achieve this, the pedagogical philosophy must make a

    shift from the traditional mode of instruction i.e. teacher-centric to learner-centric. It will benefit students by:

    • Making them more aware and responsible for their learning

    • Developing problem solving approach

    • Facilitating them to make more use of their brain power ( left and right hemisphere)

    • Building productive learning and motivating them to make learning as a life-long activity

    However, the real challenge lies to ensure recognition of this approach at International level. More importantly, because the half-life cycle of

    technology is measured in months now a days unlike years in the past. Thus it requires to be shouldered carefully by skilled and credible hands. The

    intellectual capital i.e. faculty members need to keep themselves abreast of latest research, trends and concepts in their respective academic avenues

    to aid as well as surge them forward in the emerging scenario. Only then, we can surpass the expectation of our stakeholders as well excel in our

    endeavour.

    Dr. N.V.Vasani

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    n ts ChairmanProf. V. R. Iyer,

    Institute of Technology(IT-NU)

    Editor Dr. Monica Rao, Nirma University(NU)

    Language Editor Dr.Namrata Bajaj ( IT-NU)

    MEMBERS Dr. Priti Mehta Institute of Pharmacy (IP-NU)

    Dr. Kiran Gardner Institute of Law (IL-NU)

    Shri G. Ramachandran Nair Institute of Management (IM-NU)

    Dr. Sriram Seshadri, Institute of Science(IS-NU)

    Ms. Anagha Thakur, Institute of Diploma Studies(IDS-NU)

    Shri Sachin Sehgal, (IT-NU)

    Editorial Board • Down the Memory Lane 03

    • Events 05

    • In Focus 07

    • Staff Corner 09

    • Research & Development 12

    • Students' Corner 12

    • Placement 2010 14

    • Industry Interface 15

    • Extra Curricular Activities 16

    • Forthcoming Events 16

  • Down the Memory lane (Year 2008)

    Prof. B. B. Kadam and Prof. K. D. Shah with Robocon winner team 2008, IT-NU

    Dr. Upinder Dhar, Shri D. Gosh, Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan and Prof. Satish Nair at Entrepreneurship Conclave - 2008, IM-NU

    Dr. K Kotecha, Shri Ambubhai Patel and Shri Bipinbhai Patel while signing MoU between Vatva Industrial Association and Nirma University, 2008, IT-NU

    Shri Rakeshbhai K. Patel, Shri D. P. Chhaya, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Dr. K. K. Patel, thDr. N. V. Vasani, Shri K. K. Patel and Shri Ambubhai Patel at 5 Convocation

    procession, 2008, NU

    thShri K. K. Patel, Mr. Rupesh C. Shah and Dr. Upinder Dhar at 10 EDP Diploma Award Ceremony, 2008, IM-NU

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    Dr. N. V. Vasani, Shri Ganesh Natrajan and thDr. Karsanbhai. K. Patel at 6 Convocation 2008, NU

    Dr. P. N. Tekwani, Dr. K Kotecha, Dr. R. R. Navalgund, Dr. N. V. Vasani and Dr. N. M. Bhatt at NUCONE-2008, IT-NU

    Shri Ambubhai Patel, Dr. K Kotecha, Prof. U. A. Patel and Prof. J. G. Jamnani with participants from Indian Air-force at Executive training programme for engineers of

    Indian Air Force, 2008, IT-NU

  • Dr. Y. K. Agrawal and Dr. N. V. Vasani at RAMBS 2008, IS-NU

    Dr. Avani Amin, Dr. A. K. Shukla and Mrs. Usha Parmar at N. S. Parmar Lecture Series, 2008, IP-NU

    Hon’ble Justice Mohit Shah, Prof. A. S. Dalal , Shri K. K. Patel, Dr. N. V. Vasani, Shri Ambubhai Patel, Shri D. P. Chhaya and Dr. Purvi Pokhariyal at Students’

    Orientation Programme, 2008, IL-NU

    Dr. Upinder Dhar, Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan and Shri Vimal Ambani at Prayaag-2008, IM-NU

    Dr. N. V. Vasani, Dr. Rajendra Sisodia, Dr. K. K. Patel, Shri Satish Naralkar and Shri Ambubhai Patel at NICOM 2008, IM-NU

    Campus visit by P.C.I. Officers - Prof. S. K. Yadav, Dr. Avani Amin and Prof. M. D. Kharya, February 2008, IP-NU

    Brahmkumari Chandrikaben, Prof. Nimish Shah, Prof. Suresh Pareek, Dr. N.V.Vasani, Shri Ambubhai Patel and Dr. K Kotecha at

    Students’ Orientation Programme, 2008, IDS-NU

    Dr. N. V. Vasani, Former Attorney General Shri Soli Sorabjee, and Dr. K. K. Patel, at Institute Public Lecture Series, 2008, IL-NU

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    Sr. Title of the Programme

    1 Advances in Networking - Opportunities and Challenges

    2 Embedded System Design with Arm Processor

    3 Advances in Digital VLSI Design

    4 Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

    5 Environmental Management for Sustainable Industrial Development

    6 Electrical Machines Analysis Using Finite Elements Package

    7 Current Trends in Industrial Instrumentation and Automation

    8 Recent Advances in Casting Processes

    9 Structural Steel Design (Limit State Method)

    Nine ISTE approved Short Term Training Programmes (STTPs) held at IT-NU, 21st June to 26th June, 2010

    One-day Workshop on “Internet tools and resources for

    Communication Skills Teaching”, Mathematics & thHumanities Department, IT-NU, 24 April, 2010.

    One-day seminar on “Scope of research in Applied

    Mathematics”, Mathematics & Humanities Department, th IT-NU, 19 April, 2010

    Induction/Inauguration Programme

    Sewa Academy Visit

    Induction Training Programme for newly recruited faculty members organized at IT- th thNU, 7 - 19 June, 2010

    st Inauguration of