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IIT GANDHINAGAR

AMALTHEA 2011
Prosperity through Technology

OCTOBER, 15th & 16th, 2011

Infrastructure in India: Present Scenario and Future Scope

IIT Gandhinagar
The Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, located in Gujarat, is a part of the
Indian Institutes of Technology System. IIT Gandhinagar has its temporary campus
functioning from the Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Chandkheda. This IIT
has found abode in a land famous for its entrepreneurs, technocrats and great industrial
infrastructure and also for being an educational hub with famous world-renowned institutes
present here. The academic backbone of IIT Gandhinagar has been created by a host of
experienced academicians from various institutes of international stature. The
infrastructural development has been quick so as to maintain the high quality standards set
for IITs which have been the defining feature of the IITs brand value. The institute is led by
Dr. Sudhir K. Jain, Director, IIT Gandhinagar.
The Board of Governors of IIT Gandhinagar:
Dr. RA Mashelkar, FRS, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Mr. AK Joti, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat
Mr. PS Jani, Director of Education, Daman and Diu
Mr. Suresh Neotia, Chairman Emeritus, Ambuja Cements
Mr. Deepak Puri, CMD, MoserBaer India Ltd.
Mr. Malvinder M Singh, Group Chairman, Religare & Fortis Healthcare Ltd.
Mr. Ashok Thakur, IAS, Add. Secretary, Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
Prof. DV Pai, IIT Gandhinagar
Prof. SL Narayanmurthy, IIT Gandhinagar
Prof. SK Jain, Director, IIT Gandhinagar

IIT Gandhinagars Journey So Far


The institute has grown rapidly and is moving towards being a center for excellence in
education and research. The Institutes resolve has been to develop well-rounded
individuals who, in addition to an exhaustive technical education, are aware of the global
and national environment, possess leadership qualities, and are socially responsible
citizens. We place a strong emphasis on developing the problem solving and analytical
abilities of our students, which enables them to quickly grasp fundamentals of a problem
and structure a logical solution. After four years of a well-rounded technical education,
exposure to practical experiences in industry & academic institutions, and access to
ideas and thoughts of some of the eminent thinkers, we are confident that the students
will excel at any position that they are assigned. In this process, we are sure they will
make us proud!
In the last four years, numerous companies and universities have collaborated with the
institute making it a hub of technological learning of international standards. To name a
few,

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA


Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bangalore
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Institute of Plasma Research, Ahmedabad
Laboratoire TREFLE, Universit Bordeaux, Ensam, France
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Technische Universitat Munchen, Mnchen, Germany
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Underwriters Laboratories, Chicago, USA
University of Houston, Houston, USA
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, USA
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Washington University, St. Louis, USA

For more information on this, kindly visit www.iitgn.ac.in/spo


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AMALTHEA
2011

AMALTHEA
AMALTHEA is the annual technical summit organized by IIT Gandhinagar. The focus
is purely on spreading technical knowledge and suffusing enthusiasm in minds to
work for the greater good of man. Bringing together the best minds from
industrial and academic worlds and providing a platform of interaction with them,
Amalthea promises to entice every prospective engineer. Providing an avenue for
showcasing innovative products developed at IITGN, we see the best technology
being incubated here in the years to come. Moving minds with intellectual
stimulation like no other event could is where we see Amalthea in a few years.

A11: INFRASTRUCTURE IN INDIA: Present Scenario & Future


Infrastructure refers to the basic physical and organizational structures needed for the
operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy
to function.
AMALTHEA 2011 aims at discussing all aspects of Infrastructure which is the present need
of the hour for India. AMALTHEA aspires the infrastructure brains to come together under a
single roof and build some of the greatest innovations and discuss the real picture of
infrastructure.
Objectives of AMALTHEA 11:
Bringing together an entire spectrum of experts, from industry leaders and top
scientists to academicians, to offer insights into the entire plethora of opportunities,
which development of Infrastructure technology promises.
Stimulate minds of the participants and explore ways to approach the solutions to
present problems in Infrastructure development in India.
Explore upcoming promising technologies that have tremendous scope for
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CONCLAVE:

Day 1:
Project description 1This session would describe a successful and innovative infrastructure project in detail. The
description would cover each aspect of the project- right from its initiation, planning and
design, execution and construction, monitoring and controlling to its completion.
Urban PlanningThis session would highlight the process of planning and executing a planned city. This highly
interactive session would elucidate on the novel and unprecedented technologies and ideas
adopted, the challenges faced and the methods used to deal with them. It would also lay special
emphasis on the new and innovative means of transport in the urban areas. Talks will be carried
out on how all the various means of urban transport can be integrated together to create a
better transportation network.
Entrepreneurship in InfrastructureThis session would deal with the business skills involved in order to start-up an infrastructure
related enterprise. The talk will elaborate on the challenges faced during this and how to
overcome them.
Innovation and social entrepreneurshipThis talk would highlight the various nuances involved in innovation and would emphasize on
social entrepreneurship.

CONCLAVE:

Day 2:
Project description 2A similar project description would also be carried out on another infrastructure project.
Maritime InfrastructureThis session would detail about the noteworthy recent developments and upgradations and the
major issues, challenges and opportunities involved in the ports sector. The talks would also
cover the promising technology that can improve port efficiency and performance and would
emphasize on how ports affect the economy of Gujarat.
Discussion SessionThe success story of Gujarat stands out amongst the Indian states as one of the most dynamic
growth stories. Gujarats GDP has been growing at 12 per cent, as fast as Chinas. Gujarat has
highly diversified industries, ranging from diamonds, automobiles and pharmaceuticals to
cotton, ceramic and oil. Gujarat is Indias petro-gas capital. The state is now gearing up to
become an automobile hub. The predominant entrepreneurial spirit and steadily improving
infrastructure are attracting capital here on an enormous scale. The Chief Minister of Gujarat,
Shri Narendra Modi remarked, Gujarat is a place where infrastructure development has kept
pace with economic growth. Gujarat is a place where rural development has kept pace with
urban growth.
The discussion session will deliberate and confer about the aspects of Gujarat that has led to
such phenomenal growth and prosperity. With panelists consisting of entrepreneurs who
flourished and succeeded after starting up in Gujarat, and bureaucrats who play an instrumental
role in the policy making process, this discussion promises to be riveting and thought-provoking.
Innovation in EducationThis session would revolve around the innovation in education, specially on the links between
free choice and formal education. It will also cover how team-oriented, project based learning is
a path to undergraduate research.
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EVENTS

Amalthea also presents you a series of exciting events,


which are surely going to leave you spellbound. Few of
the events are:
Mech Mania
The event is all about making innovative robots and
using them to save fellow citizens from disasters
and finding solutions to problems.
Agua Menti
The event is all about the designing of the micro
water purifier (water purifier which is portable) by
applying contemporary laws of designing, mass
transfer and separation technologies in the best
possible way.
Quadriplegic's peripheral
The event is to design a device for Quadriplegics
which helps in their communication with the real
world through a computer. The event is aimed at this
social cause of helping the poor section of society by
designing economically viable decent communication
devices.
Civilization
This event aims at testing the management skills of
the participants in basic infrastructure construction
for planning of a new city.
And many more

EXHIBITIONS:
AMALTHEA 11 also plans to organize an exhibition of the different infrastructure projects and
other investments to foster the zeal of innovation and technology development among the
students and engineering fraternity. The Exhibition will also be a showcase of oncoming
developments and existing technology in industries and research institutes, which will help
students to learn the need of research and also help in taking up projects and undertaking
ventures.
We mainly aim to invite companies and researchers of infrastructure development and energy.
It will also provide a forum for companies to display and demonstrate their products to potential
buyers who may have a special interest in buying these products.
We will offer:

A minimum space/stall size of 10x10


Audio/Visual facilities
Furnished stall (2 Chairs & a Desk)
Lights (Fluorescent Tubes)
Electrical Power Points
Exhibitor Badges
Logo acknowledgement and hyperlink to organizations website on the official website of
AMALTHEA 11

Important Dates :
Exhibition Move-in : 14th October 2011
Exhibition Period : 15th 16th October 2011 (Time : 10.00am - 6.00pm)
Exhibition Teardown : 17th October 2011
Any special requirements would be entertained, depending on their nature.
For more details, kindly see the Exhibition Brochure.

Amalthea 2010
The main focus of Amalthea 2010 was the Energy Conclave on "Non-Conventional
Energy, its importance and scope. The Energy Conclave had mainly focused on
educating the students through a series of lectures by speakers and delegates from
industry and research academia. Various facets of the transformation from
traditional sources to non-conventional energy sources were discussed. We had
mainly distributed the entire conclave into three sessions: Solar Energy, Wind energy
and Bio-fuels and also on entrepreneurship. We also had organized an interactive
debating session as a concluding part of the program.

Debate and Discussion Session at AMALTHEA 10


On the brink of completion of the two-day
conclave, an enthralling Discussion and Debating
session was held, hosted by Yogita Limaye, Senior
Correspondent, CNN-IBN. The debaters consisted of
leading industry experts, esteemed academia and
top government officials. Some of the esteemed
panelists were Mr. Jayesh Buch (Resident Director,
Essar Group), Mr. Maheshwar Sahu (Principal
Seceratary, Industry and Mines), Professor N.
Jotwani (Director, School of Solar Energy), BC Jain
(MD, Ankur Scientific), Siddharth
Bhandari
(Managing Director, Electrotherm Renewables), Dr.
Omkar Jani, (Scientist and Managing Director,
Kanoda), Mr. Vagmin Buch (Director, GEDA) and
Prof. AG Iyer (Editor-in-Chief, Enertia). It was a
riveting discussion, with an intense exchange of
ideas and clashes of viewpoints. It was a treat for
the audience to watch the intriguing discussion on one of the most vital topic of todays
concern, the Energy Crisis. It had the industrialists saying one cannot survive without
coal while the academicians argued that coal has to be considered as a thing of the past
and the way forward was Solar and Wind. It was overall a huge success and can only get
bigger and better from here on.

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Success of Amalthea 2010:


The conclave lectures were compelling and extremely enlightening for the
students. It stimulated the minds of the participants, and provided them with an
inflow of ideas, which broadened their perspectives.
Amalthea 2010 was successful in establishing strong contacts with the industry and
increasing the visibility of IIT Gandhinagar among the industry leaders and top
academicians.
Impressed by the proficiency of the two day conclave, several internships have
been promised by sought-after companies like Price Water House Coopers (PWC),
Essar, Tata BP Solar, Applied Materials, Suzlon and IOCL.
Besides acting as a learning hub for the students, Amalthea also acted as a
rendezvous for the industry experts, by culminating a large number of industry
heads under a single roof. It instigated a lot of interaction between the heads of
different industries, and led to an exchange of ideas between them.

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Few speakers of AMALTHEA 2010:

MR. SARTHAK BEHURIA MR. K SUBRAMANYA


CHAIRMAN,
CEO
PETROFED
TATA BP SOLAR

DR. SP SUKHATME
EX-DIRECTOR
IIT BOMBAY

MR. HARSH MANGLIK


CMD, ACCENTURE
(INDIA)
CHAIRMAN, NASSCOM

MR. HARSHVARDHAN
BHATNAGAR
VP, SUZLON

PROF. JYOTI PAREKH


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
IRDAE

DR. SAILESH NAYAK


SECRETARY
MINISTRY OF EARTH
SCIENCES, GOVERNMENT OF
INDIA

MR. SB DANGAYACH
MD, SINTEX

DR. N JOTWANI
DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF
SOLAR ENERGY
PANDIT DEENDAYAL
PETROLEUM
UNIVERSITY (PDPU)

DR. ANIL KANE


PRESIDENT
WORLD WIND ENERGY
ASSOCIATION

MR. VAGMIN BUCH


DIRECTOR
GUJARAT ENERGY
DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
(GEDA)

MR. JAYESH BUCH


RESIDENT DIRECTOR
ESSAR

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Few speakers of AMALTHEA 2010:

MR. MADHUSUDHAN ATRE


MD & COUNTRY PRESIDENT
APPLIED MATERIALS

PROF. ANIL K GUPTA


IIM AHMEDABAD

DR. VS VERMA
MEMBER, CERC
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

PROF. AG IYER
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
ENERTIA

DR. OMKAR JANI


MANAGING DIRECTOR
KANODA

MR. PANKAJ PATEL


MANAGING DIRECTOR
ABELLON CLEAN ENERGY

DR. MOHAN BHAN


VICE PRESIDENT
MOSERBAER

MR. VIKAS GADRE


VICE PRESIDENT
TATA CHEMICALS

DR. BC JAIN
CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING
DIRECTOR
ANKUR SCIENTIFIC

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SPONSORS OF AMALTHEA 10

Associate Sponsors:

Conclave Partners:

Event Sponsors:

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SPONSORS OF AMALTHEA 10

Conclave Book Partner:

Media Partners:

Stall Sponsors:

Hospitality Partner:

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Provisions for
individual/parallel
sessions

Provision of stall and


exhibition of company
technology

Inclusion of logo on Tshirts and other


wardrobes

Keynote Mention

Provision of Prime
Exhibition at all summit
Events and Initiatives

Inclusion of Logo in the


gift mementos

Provision for logo on all


branding materials

Special Dinner Session

Inclusion of Logo in all


print media

PLATINUM
SPONSOR
` 7,00,000

DIAMOND
SPONSOR
` 10,00,000

DELIVERABLES BY
SPONSOR

SPONSORSHIP TYPE

` 5,00,000

GOLD
SPONSOR

` 3,00,000

SILVER
SPONSOR

` 1,00,000

EVENT
SPONSOR

` 50,000

KNOWLEDGE
PARTNER

` 50,000

PUBLICITY
PARTNER

AMALTHEA
PROSPERITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

http://amalthea.iitgn.ac.in

Core-Members:

Manager (Sponsorship):

Arjita Sharma
arjita.sharma@iitgn.ac.in
(+91)-8980-20-4042

Pranav Bagaria
pranav.bagaria@iitgn.ac.in
(+91)-9173-71-1562

Bhaskar J Das
bhaskarjyoti@iitgn.ac.in
(+91)-9601-00-9501

IIT GANDHINAGAR

Rohit Chouksey
rohit.chouksey@iitgn.ac.in
(+91)-8000-47-1083

amalthea@iitgn.ac.in
http://amalthea.iitgn.ac.in