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The Proposal for GTU INNOVATION COUNCIL

GTU INNOVATION COUNCIL

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An Executive Summary A New Model of Collaboration for Innovation Introduction: Till 1197, when India’s last University of that era was burnt out1, Indian society was highly innovative in both applied & social sciences and arts. Thus India had products, which were used all over the world, known at that time. Students from all over the world came to study at Indian Universities and Indian secular and religious thinking influenced the world. However when we did not set up any new University for 650 years and when the traditional village Pathsahala system fell into disuse, a large part of our population became illiterate. During 1850s, after the East India Company was able to establish itself, a new educational system for India was planned by the then rulers and in 1857, three Universities at Calcutta, Bombay (Mumbai) and Madras (Chennai) were set up. After independence, the University and the School system, with some modifications, was made available all over the country. But this system continued to operate with shoe-string budgets and without much of an inter-action with the society. Our university system has not been able to nurture the creative abilities of the young and has not been an agent for innovation. In addition to the traditional system, a number of new modern institutions were set up by the central government. These institutions have been well-funded. But India’s share in innovation in either products or thought-processes continues to be negligible, by all metrics, used for measuring innovation. GTU is setting up the Innovation Council to help the GTU community make its ‘due’ contribution towards making the world a better place through innovation. GTU innovation Council: While the first objective of the Council is to nurture creativity and innovation within the University community, it is designed to act as a catalyst of change for the whole of the society. The Council will send out its students and teachers to businesses, industries and various organizations to continuously prepare projects and case studies for changes, which may lead to improvement in products or processes. When 400,000 students
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and 27,000 teachers (our likely numbers in 2013-14) start working as a force for innovation, we expect that the education and research at the University will be rejuvenated through anchoring it with the real-life problems in businesses, industries and the society. More importantly it will make our SMEs, and our society more innovative. Innovation through a new model of Collaboration: India had missed the industrial revolutions of the nineteenth century and early part of twentieth century. Our industries had not benefited from research at Universities and the two have not yet been able to come together in any meaningful way, in spite of all the efforts during the last 63 years. Innovation cannot occur at industries, which have no active inter-action with Universities. Innovation at Universities, where the learners & researchers and laboratories & workshops have no contact with the real world is very difficult. The Soviet Russian experiment has proved that research laboratories, without an active relationship with Universities, may not be as innovative as expected. To establish a close and continuing inter-action between the industries & businesses and the students & faculties in all the undergraduate and postgraduate courses like Engineering, Management, pharmacy, MCA and Polytechnics and the faculty members in GTU, GTU, with the help of TechPedia, has designed a joint action plan for creation of 25 communities from the 166 industry clusters and 500 colleges of GTU. Each community will be managed by a GTU Innovation Sankul Committee. The capacity of each Sankul will be built by involving faculty members, professionals, students and owners & professionals of industries and businesses. During the summer, thousands of students and faculty members will work jointly with industries to determine the Industry Defined Problems (IDP). These may relate to improving the quality of the products. Or these may be for solving some problems, relating to the processes at the industries. At the beginning of the academic year, the output from the students will be evaluated and it will be uploaded on the TechPedia. GTU Innovation Sankuls will cut through the inertia of non-contact and will develop a new model of Industry-Institute Collaboration, based on innovation at the grass roots level. When in three years, every one of its more than 100,000 final year students and more than 20,000 faculty members are out in the field with the requirement that an innovative Final
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Year project is to be completed and put on the TechPedia, when there will be no way to hide the work, when good work will be awarded year after year, when thousands of small and big industries get the opportunity of thinking, jointly with young minds and faculty members about continuous improvements in their products & processes and when the law students work to make patent process and IPR processes easy, an entirely new environment of innovations will be created. GTU Innovation Sankuls will cater to the following needs : To identify and to help solve the problems of the industries (45,000 MSMEs of Gujarat as well as the larger industries) through regular consulting cells at 500 colleges of GTU. To help industry associations work better through students efforts.( ASSOCHAM has presented this module to Finance Minister of India in its Annual General Meeting in December 2010 and has proposed that it would contribute towards mapping the IDPs in a big way.) To help develop a relationship between GTU and industries for keeping the employees of the industry more up-to-date through specially designed educational programs (User Defined Education ecosystem). To have summer internships in the industries. (The students will spend significant amount of time in academic curriculum in mapping real floor issues) To have engineers from the industry to regularly give seminars and inter-act with the students. (A new trend of practical learning environment will be stimulated to manifold the efficiency of the knowledge ecosystem.) and to work out exchange of teachers and professionals from the industry to impart quality educations in even the Rurban areas of state. To map every SME with the corresponding GTU institutions, with which the SME can inter-act to mutual advantage. To bring every one of the ASSOCHAM’s and other chamber’s 200,000 members in touch with the corresponding GTU institutions, with which the member may be able to inter-act to mutual advantage.( In 83 industrial clusters for different vertical industry groups )

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Management Architecture: The GTU Innovation Council: chaired by the Vice Chancellor. The Council committee (CC) will include Professor Anil Gupta, Techpedia, Chairs of State level Chambers and Vertical-associations, ASSOCHAM,GCCI and other associations, government officers, Registrar of GTU and others. Five Regional Committees: managed jointly by two co-chairs; –one would be a Director/ Dean and the other would be a prominent person from the industry; the Managing Committee (MC) to consist of representatives from the Sankuls, associated with it. Every one of the 25 Innovation Sankuls: managed by two Co-Chairmen: one from a GTU College and the other from the industry, a Secretary and a Joint Secretary: an industry engineer and a student; the Sankul Committee (SC) with representations from Colleges, District Industry Officers, industries and prominent citizens. An Udisha Executive Committee (EC) at each GTU College: will co-ordinate with its Sankul. Excellent projects of students, faculties and colleges in all will be awarded jointly with Techpedia and GTU at State level.( For the best projects in each field/For the best Mentor in each field/For the best Sankul/For the industrialist, who contributes best towards industryinstitute inter-action/For the Principal/ Director, who contributes best towards industryinstitute inter-action/For the professional (Government Officer or Industry Officer), who contributes best towards industry-institute inter-action/For the Professor, who contributes best towards industry-institute inter-action). The above will trigger a “Feel the difference” initiatives for teachers, students and others. Inspiration driven knowledge based innovation ecosystem is key among the targets. Strengthening Technology Education at Colleges and Polytechnics in Gujarat from 2011: GTU wants every final year project to solve some real problem of businesses & industries or of the society. To achieve the objective, during summer, at the end of the pre-Final year, students will visit some industry and work out 3-4 problems, with the following output: Define and parameterize each problem in a pre-defined format.( Industrial Sodh yatra will bench mark the technical issues at every single shop floor). The College will evaluate the problems at the beginning of the studies at the first semester of the Final year
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The College will upload the problems in www.techpedia.in The project will be executed by the students during both the semesters of the Final Year. The faculty will try to understand whether there is a knowledge gap or technology gap or skill gap and to document it Some student or some students, under the guidance of their faculty members may select the project/ research problem, without a reference to an industry. Such problems will be called User Defined Problems (UDPs). The Consortium of GTU and Techpedia will attempt to find mentors from industries or research institutions both for IDPs and UDPs by using web based National mentoring network (NMN), which is an open source environment for strengthening the knowledge ecosystem breaking the barrier of space and time. More than 50% of the students in GTU Colleges are from families, which are sending their first member for a University level education. GTU has nearly 30% Colleges in small towns and rural areas. Hence innovation at GTU will be an inclusive process and it will encourage progress at BOP level. Sankuls will improve access, affordability, sustainability, efficiency, productivity and competitiveness in the needy domain of socio-technical applications. This will foster an innovation eco-system across domains and sectors to strengthen entrepreneurship modules even among students. GTU and Techpedia has conducted during the last four months successful experiments to prove the viability of the project. GTU students have successfully cracked a number of Industry Defined Projects (IDPs) posed by various MSMEs, bigger Industries and even by grass root NGOs. A few students have converted their projects work to new enterprise modules during the last few months and they are scaling up towards the effort in socializing technologies. To execute the entire algorithm, Techpedia team has started visiting the GTU colleges to interact its pre final and final year students and faculties guiding them. Techpedia found out from initial GTU college survey that nearly 25% more students will finish their prototypes within UG if they can be provided some resources. A virtual incubation cell at GTU can play a vital role in nurturing the budding techno- entrepreneurs of the technical domain even at the UG level.

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CONTENTS Sr.No. 1 Introduction 2 3 4 Chapter Page # 8 9 10 16 18 19 21

Successful Innovation at GTU Colleges 2.1 Three layered System and Shodh Yatras About GTU in brief 3.1 Culture of Innovation at GTU Creating an environment of innovation at GTU 4.1 Processes in the Faculties of Engineering, Computer Science and Pharmacy 4.2 Processes in the Faculty of Business Studies The GTU Innovation Sankuls 5.1 Searching for IDPs 5.2 Execution of the Projects 5.3 GTU Innovation Sankuls 5.4 Micro-venture Innovation Fund 5.5 Annual Awards 5.6 A New Model of Collaboration for Innovation

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Benchmarks and Outputs Financial Requirements Appendix 1: GTU’s Footprint Appendix 2: Industry’s Problems Solved by GTU students Appendix 3: GTU and Techpedia Appendix 4: Gujarat Technological University Appendix 5: Industries Departments and Officers of Government of Gujarat Appendix 6: Time-line Appendix 7: Clubs in GTU Colleges Appendix 8: Mappings Appendix 9: List of GTU Innovation Sankuls Appendix 10: GTU – Skills Council for Marketing Appendix 11: GTU – Council for Human Resource Studies and Organizational Structures Appendix 12: GTU – Financial Services Skills Council
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1.0 Introduction: Gujarat Technological University is a relatively new University, established with the objective of developing the knowledge of science, engineering, technology, management, pharmacy and environment for the advancement of quality of life of the mankind. The state government by an Act has affiliated Degree and Diploma Engineering, Degree and Diploma Pharmacy colleges and the post-graduate programs of MBA, MCA, M.E. & M. Pharm and P.D.D.C courses all over the state with GTU. Its first regular Vice-Chancellor took charge on 8th June 2010. In January 2011, the University would be starting its Doctoral program. Today the University has 495 Colleges. More than 90% of seats in the technology fields in the state are with GTU (Appendix 1) and the share of all the other Universities, taken together is less than 8%. Moreover since every year, the number of seats is increasing in self-financed institutions only, the foot-print of GTU is expected to become larger. Therefore the quality of learning outcomes and the quality of research work at GTU will largely determine the health of education in this state in these disciplines. The conventional universities and educational systems in our country have not been able to ignite the inherent creativity and innovation of our young men and women. GTU is determined to ensure that the spirit of innovation is fostered and encouraged in every possible way so that the creativity of our young is able to contribute to building the world of tomorrow. During the last few months, through a small successful experiment, GTU’s under-graduates have proved that they can innovate in a creditable way. (Section 2.0 and Appendix 2) GTU, therefore, has decided to scale up the experiment by setting up the GTU Innovation Council. This platform will explore opportunities to improve access, affordability, sustainability, efficiency, productivity and competitiveness in the needy domain of socio-technical applications and key focus on BOP. This will foster an innovation eco-system across domains and sectors to strengthen entrepreneurship modules even among students. To ensure sustainability, durability and quality and to expand the space for dialogue and discourse on innovation GTU have already started taking initiatives.

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1.1 Objectives: • To involve the entire society, along with the students and faculty members, in an innovation campaign • To create a management system, which uses the existing structures and facilities by bringing them together for working for innovation • To document every single success and to make the information available to all the stake-holders to develop self-confidence in the whole of the system • To develop inter-relationship for national and international collaborations for innovation in the fields of Science, Engineering, Technology and Management.” • To establish close linkages with industries and businesses to make research and development at the University relevant to the needs of industries at national and international levels.

2.0 Successful Innovation at GTU Colleges That students at Engineering Colleges, even in non-metropolitan places, have creative capabilities, which if tapped can lead to innovations, which have not yet been demonstrated in India was brought out graphically by an experiment, done jointly by GTU and Techpedia. Mr Hiranmay Mahanta, managing director of Techpedia.in visited many GTU Colleges and presented some problems, posed by some industries, most of them SMEs. To the great credit of the creativity of our students, these Industry Defined Problems (IDP) were solved by our students, well within the time limits, prescribed by the industry (Appendix 2). Thus an IDP, given by L&T was solved by an undergraduate student of a GTU College within 5 weeks, whereas L&T had estimated that the problem would take about 4 months. Probably in an effort to convey as much of information as possible to every student, the space for innovation and creativity gets crowded out. One has to be able to experience faith from the institution in a student’s capability. One has to have the space, consisting of laboratories and workshops and temporality to be able to produce the kind of results, which these students produced.

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GTU proposes to create the necessary space and an eco system for innovation through the GTU Innovation Council. The Council will architect an eco system, which would work on the basis of both confidence in the ability of the young and the availability of the facility of mentoring to every project, be it industry defined or student-defined. Innovation is universal. But it is nurtured and permitted to grow in a local context. So GTU proposes to use its Innovation Council to bring the processes of innovation closer to businesses, industries and local institutions. To take up the challenges of innovation, the processes have to be nimble enough that it is able to take up the smallest task with excellence. The centralized structure along with the decentralized clusters will help achieve the right balance.

2.1 Three layered System and Shodh Yatras To have a close inter-action of GTU’s students and the industries & businesses, GTU has created a new model, consisting of three different but inter-connected entities. The first is an Udisha club, created at every College. The Club works to obtain student internships at industries and businesses (I & B) and to arrange regular lectures by professionals from I & B. In addition it challenges the creativity of young persons by asking GTU students to help I & B by attempting to improve their products or processes. An Udisha club is chaired by the Principal and consists of some of the faculty members and students of the College. In different areas of Gujarat, GTU is establishing 25 GTU Innovation Sankuls. The Sankuls are designed to link 495 colleges ( engineering, polytechnics, pharma, MBA, MCA etc.) with 166 industry clusters (MSMEs) in collaboration with Techpedia.in, to create innovation zones which will create a platform where industries can pose real life problems which would then be solved by students as a part of their academic course. This will enrich the learning process of students, inculcate entrepreneurship and provide industry with solutions to their problems. An experimental study of this process was carried out by GTU along with Techpedia.in in 2010 and it was observed that such a platform often brought forth low cost, innovative solutions. A sample of the results are given in Appendix 2.
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Each Sankul Committee is co-chaired by the Principal of a College and a leader from I & B. Its other members will be all the other Principals from all the GTU Colleges/ campuses and some of the prominent persons from industries and businesses of the area. A Sankul Committee will work with the Udisha Clubs in its area to provide to every student some experience at I & B. GTU expects that with excellent teaching in the Colleges and with a close inter-action with I & B, its graduates will be well-prepared to work in the real world. The GTU Innovation Council will work with the 25 Sankuls to make our Colleges as well as the industries and businesses more innovative. GTU Innovation Council will have Sectoral Advisory Council, consisting of vertical nation-wide or Gujarat-wide associations in the fields of engineering, pharmacy, computer science or business studies. Besides Sectoral Advisory Council, GTU Innovation Council has three GTU Skills Councils to act as a bridge between the service industry and GTU and to enhance professionalism in their respective fields. The three Councils are: 1. GTU – Skills Council for Marketing (Appendix 10 – Page 57) 2. GTU – Council for Human Resource Studies and Organizational Structures (Appendix 11 – Page 59) 3. GTU – Financial Services Skills Council (Appendix 12 – Page 61) Some key figures: No. of GTU innovation Sankuls Number of students involved during 2010-11 Disciplines: 25 250,000 Engg., Pharmacy, MBA, Polytechnics, MCA

No. of faculties to be linked to SMEs for a week along 10,000 with students: No of SMEs to be directly linked to students : 34,500 No. of Udisha Clubs in Colleges 495 A group of 6-7 students from multiple disciplines along with a core faculty will be linked to a particular SME for a year

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Phase I of the project involves 37000 graduate and 1900 post graduate engineers, 41,800 Diploma engineers, 6800 B. Pharma, 1900 M. Pharma, 12000 MBA graduates and 4900 MCA graduates. Each GTU innovation Sankul will on an average involve 5000 students from 11 engg., 12 MBA, 5 Pharmacy, and 8 MCA colleges working with 3000 SMEs for a year. Techpedia.in will provide an online real time platform where database of Industry Defined Problems, past projects and current work in progress will be maintained. The platform will help students select projects from the IDP database, review past progress on the problem by other students and progress ahead from that point. The innovation ecosystem is deploying a relay model to avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’ problem and encourage original work. Local customization of previous solutions along with new solution will be encouraged. The best solutions will be nurtured for techno-entrepreneurship modules for wider sociotechnical needs.

To create a progressive knowledge ecosystem, Industrial Shodh Yatras are being organised involving 1 lac technical youth and 10,000 faculties to map four aspects of technology, in use at MSME clusters and in the neighbouring rural and urban communities. The first aspect is benchmarking the current level of energy, material and technology youths in the enterprise. To identify any innovation that the MSME unit may have tried is the second aspect. A set of well-defined problems, which may be solved by the students jointly with the faculty may be the third output. These problems may be taken up by students as their final year project or as a challenge project. The last i.e. the fourth is to identify the policy bottlenecks which are coming in the way of realizing fully the entrepreneurial potential. GTU has successfully

organized four industrial Shodh Yatras in different industrial estates in the state. Before the end of this academic year, all institutes associated with GTU will kick start the process. Many success stories have been created in linking the socio-technical issues of MSMEs and tribal areas in Gujarat like Dang. During the very first Shodh Yatra, it was discovered that the research work of a GTU faculty, done in the laboratories of an educational institute, could satisfy the need of an SME unit. This has initiated the process of technology transfer. The Shodh Yatras have brought the floor people of industries in touch with the faculty and students. This may bring the professionals from the industries to the class rooms and may pull faculty members into a closer embrace with the industries. Many UG Students’ instant
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solutions to MSMEs during Shodh Yatras have started energizing the industry-institute collaboration. The respective Udisha clubs of GTU colleges connect with clusters of MSMEs in the neighbourhood during the Industrial Shodh Yatras. The first Industrial Sodhyatra by GTU and Techpedia was at Naroda Industries Association (NIA), Ahmedabad. Vishwakarma Government Engineering College. Chandkheda, Gandhinagar sent 30 teams along with a guide in each team to work with MSMEs. A Brief Training Session for students on Scouting and Documentation was conducted by Hiranmay Mahanta, Prof M.G.Desai and Mr Ajay Patel (from Industries) at NIA. The Industrial Shodhyatra was guided by Professors and SME technocrats. It provided a real-life floor exposure of MSME issues to the students. On the Spot Suggestions by students in improving product, process and suggestions for use of innovative interdisciplinary strategies was well appreciated by the MSMEs. Students and faculties had carefully focused on Documentation/mapping of IDPs (Industry Defined Projects) from the shop-floors of MSMEs. The waste was defined as follows: “ Waste is that whose optimum usability is yet to be found”. Students, faculties, floor persons and technocrats brainstormed about efficient waste management processes. This exercise was found quite effective when some research work done by Prof M.G Desai in waste management of rerolling mills was well appreciated by rerolling mill SMEs in NIA MSME clusters. The Shodh Yatra ended with a very positive Faculty-Industrialist interaction. GTU innovation council believes even if only a few technology transfers happens from academia to MSMEs via these Shodh Yatras and even if 1% of the research projects based on industry needs turn out to be a success, then also GTU students would have delivered a few hundred innovative technical solutions to MSMEs of the country. After the first Shodh Yatra, it has been scaled in every week end involving both professors and students at various innovation Sankuls like Rajkot, Boroda,Vatva, Naroda MSME clusters. The exercise has got wider appreciation from both academia and industrial domain. GTU’s all 500 udisha clubs will scale this exercise during weekends for the next two months. Major industrial Shodh Yatras will be arranged during summer when each student will be assigned to map a particular MSME in a specific Innovation Sankul. The industrial needs which are going to be mapped as IDPs (Industry Defined Projects) will be converted to final year projects during
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the academic year 2011-2012 at GTU’s 495 colleges. This will certainly increase the efficiency of knowledge ecosystem via a need based evolution approach.

[A Brief Training Secession for students on Scouting and Documentation by Hiranmay Mahanta, Prof M.G.Desai and Mr Ajay Patel (from Industries) at NIA.]

Faculty-Industrialist Interaction during industrial shodh yatra to map the floor issues of MSMEs.

A hand on analytical experience for Students guided by Professors and SME technocrats.

On the Spot Suggestions by students in improving product, process and Probable insertion of Innovative interdisciplinary strategies.

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A finishing touch on Documentation/mapping of IDPs (industry defined projects) from real floor of MSMEs.

Students, Faculties, Floor persons, technocrats brainstorm in efficient waste management

The initial work of establishing the GTU Innovation Sankuls has started cutting through the inertia of non-contact and is developing a new model of industry-institute Collaboration, based on innovation at the grass roots level. When in three years, every one of GTU’s more than 100,000 final year students and more than 20,000 faculty members are out in the field with the requirement that an innovative Final Year project is to be completed and put on the Techpedia, when efforts of 15 million human months of work on the Final Year projects are targeted to improve products and processes, when good work will be awarded year after year, when thousands of small and big industries get the opportunity of thinking, jointly with young minds and faculty members about continuous improvements in their products & processes and when the law students work to make patent process and IPR processes easy, an unprecedented and productive environment of innovations will be created.

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3.0 About GTU in brief: GTU offers Bachelor’s and Diploma Engineering programs in 32 disciplines each. Its Master’s program in Engineering 22 different specialized areas. Its M. Pharma program has six specializations. It has four different elective areas and five different sectoral areas in Business Studies. It has the following Master’s programs: (i) 2-year M.E. programs offered in 31 different fields of engineering (ii) 2-year M. Pharm programs in 6 different fields of Pharmaceutical studies (iii) 2-year M.B. A. program with 4 different elective areas and five different sectorial specializationsng (iv) 3-year M.C. A. program , offered at 49 different locations On March 12th, 2011, the University conducted the first entrance test for 711 applicants for its Doctoral program. By April, we expect to admit our first set of doctoral students. By academic year 2011-12, The University is expected to have about 39,000 Master’s and Doctoral students. GTU has set up the Board for Rurban Technologies, consisting of GTU Institutions in rural areas and mofussil, towns. The Board has met twice: On 1st October 2010 and on 29th November 2010. The Board has been working with Rural Business Hub Foundation (http://www.internationalholisticaction.org/)and will try to work jointly with Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (http://www.gian.org/). GTU’s Board for Environmental and Green technologies had meetings on 22nd December 2010, 7th January 2011, 5th February 2011 and 16th February 2011. This GTU Board is organizing four Workshops during the period up to August 2011: 1. Potential of Recycling and Re-use of treated Sewage 2. Urban Air Pollution 3. Renewable Energy for Greener Gujarat 4. Cleaner Production towards Sustainable Development In addition, it organized a workshop on Trends in Renewable Energy technologies on April 30, 2011. 85 students and faculty members participated. GTU’s Board for Mobile Computing and Wireless systems is being set up.

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GTU Center for nano Technology Applications has started working in January 2011. GTU is setting up Centers for studies in the areas of 1. Business Ethics and CSR 2. Financial Services 3. Governance Systems in businesses, industries, universities, hospitals, mass transportation systems, NGOs and governments.

GTU is offering a sectorial specialization in Retail Management in its MBA program. In 200910, it was offered to 5,624 students at 83 colleges. GTU is planning to start a Center for Retail Management at Gandhi Nagar. GTU is working on offering an Aviation Engineering program at Indus with the help of a University in USA. GTU is offering a BE in Biotechnology program and is likely to offer an ME Biotechnology program from the next year. It is offering both an ME and BE in Bio-Medical engineering. GTU’s post-graduate students in M.E. Civil (Water Resources Management) program and professors are doing creditable work in the area. GTU is offering an ME program in Textile Engineering. It is also offering BE programs in Textile Production and textile Technology. Infrastructure is a major focus in GTU. Thus GTU is offering a Master’s program in Transportation Engineering. At three places, GTU’s Colleges are leaders in Environmental Studies and Research and they have helped study, understand and clean up operation in Saurashtra, Ankaleshwar-Bharuch and Surat. GTU is planning Centres of Excellence in various areas of technology, in which it has expertise. GTU has established a Center for Advanced Studies in Defense and Security at Vadodara. GTU is working pro-actively for a step-improvement in Learning Outcomes. (Appendix 3), and it is working to acquire a leadership position in this area.

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3.1 Culture of Innovation at GTU: GTU is expanding the space for innovation by involving its faculty and students in continuous programs at its Colleges. Its web-site (http://www.gtu.ac.in) will show the continuing programs of the following type: 1. Best Projects/Innovations/Thesis: We are developing a methodology to pick the best 1000 innovations in UG/PG and at polytechnic level from GTU to be developed for solutions aiming to solve socio-technical issues. (The process is described in section 5.0.) 2. New Ideas/innovations/projects/prototypes/techno-business module: We are

continuously monitoring any progress in techno-innovation areas in the world. As soon as our students or faculty are able to succeed in any of these areas, we acknowledge the success on our website. 3. Media: GTU website is daily followed by thousands of students and faculties. We also try to use other media for an effective dissemination of innovative happenings at state and national level. Techpedia is a partner in the above three processes. 4. Discussion (brainstorming) meetings on some issues of interest: Almost every day GTU is having some such event in some of its colleges. 5. Debates: GTU colleges are encouraged to have techno-managerial debates. From the next semester, in every program, one weekly hour is being set aside for discussing one book, other than a text-book. Innovation can be one key agenda for such discussions. 6. Seminars: Every GTU college is usually having a seminar once a semester, having a wide pool of audience who can be a part of discussion, development and discourse. 7. Conferences: Both inter and intra university conferences are regular events in GTU. The context of innovation can start becoming an area of discussion at such conferences.

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4.0 Creating an environment of innovation at GTU: GTU has established an Innovation Council to scale up at all the GTU Colleges the successes achieved by some under-graduate students at a few Engineering Colleges, with the help of Techpedia (Please see section 2.0 and Appendix 2). The GTU Innovation Council will work jointly with Techpedia and we propose that at the University level, the Council will have the Managing Director of Techpedia.in as a member. The leaders of Sristi will also be invited to join the Council. Need for Innovation at GTU: When GTU wanted to base the Final Year projects on Industry Defined Problems, it was found that SME were busy 24/7 for survival and had very little energy or space for innovation. This was a situation, unlike the one in the developed world. In societies, which have been more innovative, than our Society today is, even when an innovative project is taken up by a larger organization, most of the innovations in processes and components are usually done by SMEs, as partners of the big organizations. An organization can be innovative only when it provides the space for innovation and when it has individuals and partners, who have successfully tried innovations and who have the confidence and the ability to attempt innovations. GTU proposes to move towards making its students and teachers, laboratories and workshops, its class-rooms, open spaces and libraries centers for creating an eco system of innovations by working jointly with businesses, industries and all the other stake-holders. GTU has institutions in not only all the bigger cities, it has its Colleges and Polytechnics in small towns and rural areas all over the state. Its students come not only from the bigger cities, in fact a majority of its students are from the rurban India. When GTU works jointly with all the businesses and industries and other research and governmental institutions on innovative projects, it would create an eco-system of innovation. On its part, GTU proposes to create a complementary system by joining together its Innovation Council and its academic systems. The system will challenge all the members of the University community to participate in innovation by asking for innovative thinking and

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by providing a flexible but structurally sound framework for innovation and by providing for the necessary mentoring by marshalling all the resources of the University and the society. GTU Innovation Council will work: • To inculcate among students and faculty a spirit of enquiry, confidence in their ability and innovation • To encourage the students to work with industries and businesses and R&D institutions with the help of Techpedia • To facilitate innovations by SMEs by value addition through support by GTU students and faculties • To create appropriate eco-systems and environment to foster innovation.

More than 50% of the students in GTU Colleges are from families, which are sending their first member for a University level education. GTU has nearly 30% Colleges in small towns and rural areas. Hence innovation at GTU will be an inclusive process in that it would be able to inculcate a spirit of innovation to young men, who are unlike the PLUs in metropolitan cities. The work of students and more than 10,000 faculty members at 495 Colleges with SMEs will encourage progress at BOP level. GTU will facilitate the creation of necessary eco-systems for innovation through: • 25 Innovation clusters at sub-university level (to be called GTU Sankuls), with each Sankul to have oorganizational autonomy & flexibility • Intellectual Property/ Patents (in association with Law students and faculties of the Law University at Gandhinagar) • Web & ICT as tools. (GTU bagged the award for the best ICT enabled University of the Year in e-India 2009) Techpedia web-site is being used by our students and we have given crossreferences to Techpedia on the GTU site so that Techpedia has been co-opted by GTU, as far as the project work is concerned. • Incentives & Awards

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By helping MSMEs of the state to foster innovation by supporting their R&D via thousands of GTU technical students and faculties every year to scout and sustain Innovation happening on the shop-floors of MSMEs.

4.1 Processes in the Faculties of Engineering, Computer Science and Pharmacy: Excellence in education in technology is determined by excellence in practical work in laboratories, workshops and businesses & industries. The Final year Project is considered as the capstone of technology education since it integrates the study of different subjects for designing and developing a product and it leads to a seamless transition from study at a University to work in businesses & industries. The issues involved in the Final Year project are of the same kind, that have not permitted our businesses and industries to develop many new products or to improve the existing products by using the proverbial ‘jugaad’ of our workers. The genius of ‘jugaad’ has been essentially used for re-creating tools and fixtures and for making the machinery work without bringing out many new products to the world’s markets. The issues are as follows: • • • The systemic deficiencies in education in design; Non-experience of the faculty in the practical field; The abject weakness of the workshop and laboratory staff both in numbers, quality and motivation; • The absence of a challenging proposition put to our young by the educational system and • The non-provision of any mentoring by those, who have a practical experience.

4.2 Processes in the Faculty of Business Studies: Excellence in education in the field of Business Studies depends upon a continuous research in the business environment in the local context as well as in the global context. Though our country has many renowned institutions, which offer MBA or higher degrees, the system suffers from deficiencies, including the following:
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(i) The research relating to the local context is largely absent. The great efforts by Honeybee (http://www.sristi.org/hbnew/index.php#) and the Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (Sristi: http://www.sristi.org/cms/), the kind of which have never before been made, is bringing a change at the grassroots level. This effort is led by Professor Anil Gupta of IIM, Ahmedabad. But these efforts have not yet had its impact on the educational system in Business Studies. GTU has as many as 35 MBA Colleges in mofussil towns and rural areas. It has convened special meetings of the Directors and trustees of these colleges on October 1, 2010 and November 29, 2010. At the second meeting a forum called Swa-Prabandhan has been set up, with six regional groups in Gujarat to study the needs of these Rurban areas and to suggest changes, which have to be made in the MBA program, applicable to all the 106 MBA Colleges affiliated with GTU. GTU’s LJ Institute of Management Studies, located at Ahmedabad, asked its MBA students to prepare hypothetical business models for sustainable rurban businesses. The students were able to prepare magnificent models and these were presented by the students on December 13, 2010 at a program called ‘Archetype- Reinventing Rural India’. The studies on Chestnut farming in Jhabua, Eco-tourism, Village safari in Bhuj, corn and ethanol production, a self-sustained village and Shiksha bus turned out to be excellent and were adjudged to be financially viable business models. (ii) The research relating to global business environment: Our management institutions have done a good job educating our MBA students by using Harvard case studies as well as similar material from other good sources. Our management and business schools have also conducted many good studies about businesses in China, USA and a few other countries. However Indian Universities must study the business environment from the Indian perspective for all the 270 countries of the world. A study from the Indian perspective may lead to a significantly different understanding as compared to a
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study from the American or European or Chinese perspective. Such studies may be valuable to Indian businesses. But these may also add value to the world’s store-house of knowledge by providing a study from the Indian perspective to the available studies from the American, European and the Chinese perspectives. GTU has 106 Management Colleges and more than a 1,000 faculty members. Many of the faculty members are interested in the global business environment. So GTU is uniquely placed to conduct such studies and become a store-house of information about the business environment in the 200 countries of the third and the fourth world. GTU proposes to encourage its students and faculty members to conduct such studies and it proposes to put such case studies on its cloud, so that the work may be widely disseminated for obtaining feedback. When a student is encouraged to do an original case-study, it also helps him become a more creative person. The issues involved in the MBA program are that most of the programs in their syllabus content and in the way these are delivered do not inculcate and encourage the spirit of creativity and innovation. GTU is attempting, through both the design of its new MBA program (i) to create a syllabus, which has an intimate relationship with the local context, while it is designed to prepare managers for the ‘flat’ world of today and (ii) to deliver the program such that the native creativity and spirit of innovation of a student is sharpened and the student starts feeling comfortable in using his own ideas, along with the ideas of great management thinkers, for solving practical business problems. The objective is that a GTU MBA should be able to face the uncertainties and challenges at his work place by calling upon his native creativity and spirit of innovation. 5.0 The GTU Innovation Sankuls: GTU proposes to establish an Innovation Council to scale up at all the GTU Colleges the successes achieved by some under-graduate students at a few Engineering Colleges, with the help of Techpedia (Please see section 2.0 and Appendix 2). The GTU Innovation Council will work jointly with Techpedia and we propose that at the University level, the Council will

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have the Managing Director of Techpedia.in as a member. The leaders of Sristi will also be invited to join the Council. 5.1 Searching for IDPs: When the issue of anchoring the Final Year projects on Industry Defined Problems was discussed at GTU, it was found that SME were busy 24/7 for survival and had very little energy or space for innovation. So most of the SMEs were unable to define the problems. This general impression among the faculty at GTU was confirmed when it was learnt that Techpedia also found that it took quite some time for SMEs to define any problems, which they would like the engineering students to solve. Solution: From 2011, during summer, pre-final year students –preferably in groups- will visit some industry and work out 3-4 problems. The action plan will be as follows: • • Each group will define and parameterize each problem in a pre-defined format. Each group will try to understand whether there is a knowledge gap or technology gap or skill gap and will document it. • The College will evaluate the above two outputs from each group at the beginning of the 7th semester. • The College will upload the problems to the University’s and Techpedia website.

Some students or some students, under the guidance of their faculty members may select the project/ research problem, without a reference to an industry. Such problems will be called User Defined Problems. (UDPs). The Council will attempt to find mentors from industries or research institutions both for IDPs and UDPs. 5.2 Execution of the Projects: GTU wants every final year project to solve some real problem of businesses & industries or of the society. GTU also wants to have a close interaction with businesses & industries or with the society by way of • • •
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5.3 GTU Innovation Sankuls: GTU will establish 25 Regional Clusters of educational institutions and businesses and industries. GTU will try to involve all industry associations and government departments, associated with industries (Appendix 4) with the project. GTU has talked to Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industries (GCCI) and the local unit of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). GTU has also established a contact with Gujarat Chemical Association and Vatva Industries Association. Dr Rajesh Khajuria, Director of GTU-affiliated MBA College at Vadodara, has established an active contact of GTU with Vadodara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VCCI), Baroda IT Association (BITA) and the Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGi). Shri Pravinbhai Maniar of GTU-affiliated VVP Engineering College, Rajkot has connected GTU with Rajkot Engineering Association (REI). With the help of Hiranmay Mahanta, Managing Director of Techpedia, GTU has been able to establish a contact with Jamnagar Chamber of Commerce (JCCI), the national president of ASSOCHAM, CII and FICCI. ASSOCHAM has decided at its AGM, held in December 2010, to closely work with us in linking its 200,000 plus MSMEs to our academic domain wherever there is a possibility. The SME problems of floor level will be addressed by thousands of students of GTU to enable them to innovate and make it a sustainable ecosystem .We have decided to classify different verticals of SME clusters and discrete industries and to link them to respective engineering colleges and their subject experts. Each such cluster will be called a ‘ GTU Sankul’. The objective of each GTU Sankul will be as follows: • • • To establish a close and continuing inter-action between the industry and GTU To decide about the Final Year projects in consultation with industries To be able to seek and get the help of industries in execution of the project by way of o o o
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To identify and to help solve the problems of the industries through regular consulting cells at institutes

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To help industry associations work better through student volunteers To help develop a relationship between professional associations and industries for keeping the employees of the industry more up-to-date

To organize continuing education program by assessing the needs of the industry

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To have students and teachers visit industries To have summer internships in the industries To have engineers from the industry to regularly give seminars and inter-act with the students

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To work out exchange of teachers and professionals from the industry To map every SME with the corresponding GTU institutions, with which the SME can inter-act to mutual advantage

To map every GTU institution with the corresponding SMEs, with which the GTU institution can inter-act to mutual advantage

To bring every one of the ASSOCHAM’s 200,000 members in touch with the corresponding GTU institutions, with which the member may be able to inter-act to mutual advantage

5.4 Micro-venture Innovation Fund: GTU Innovation Council will look at both the IDPs and the projects, presented by research units to select excellent projects and provide support as follows: • 1,000 excellent BE projects (GTU has 34,079 seats at first year of BE in 2010.) @ Rs15,000 per project on an average

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1,000 excellent DipE projects (GTU has 41,565 seats at first year of DipEin 2010.) @ Rs10,000 per project on an average

1,000 excellent Master’s projects (GTU has 1,206 seats at first year of ME in 2010 and 1,546 seats in MPharma) @ Rs25,000 per project on an average

This may help the students develop their projects to completion by creating a workable design, closer to a product, than may be the case without the support. 5.5 Annual Awards: GTU Innovation Council will give the following awards: • For the best projects in each of the 32 fields of DipEngg and 32 fields of BE, 31 fields of ME,B Pharma, M Pharma, MBA and MCA (Awards to students) • For the best Mentor in each field (Awards to professionals working in industries): 64 awards • • • For the best GTU Sankul For the industrialist, who contributes best towards industry-institute inter-action For the Principal/ Director, who contributes best towards industry-institute inter-action • For the professional (Government Officer or Industry Officer), who contributes best towards industry-institute inter-action • For the Professor, who contributes best towards industry-institute inter-action

5.6 A New Model of Collaboration for Innovation: India had missed the industrial revolutions of the nineteenth century and early part of twentieth century. Our industries had not benefited from research at Universities and the two have not yet been come together in any meaningful way. Innovation cannot occur at industries, which have no active inter-action with Universities. Innovation at Universities, where the learners & researchers and laboratories & workshops have no contact with the real world is very difficult. The Soviet Russian experiment has
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proved that research laboratories, without an active relationship with Universities may not be as innovative as expected. GTU Innovation Council along with its 25 Sankuls will cut through the inertia of non-contact and will develop a new model of Industry-Institute Collaboration, based on innovation at the grass roots level. When in three years, every one of its more than 100,000 final year students and more than 20,000 faculty members are out in the field with the requirement that an innovative Final Year project is to be completed and put on the Techpedia, when there will be no way to hide the work, when good work will be awarded year after year and when thousands of small and big industries get the opportunity of thinking, jointly with young minds and faculty members about continuous improvements in their products and when the law students work to make patent process and IPR processes easy, an entirely new environment of innovations will be created.

6.0 Benchmarks and Outputs: GTU Innovation Council will start its working with establishing 25 Sankuls by working jointly with industry associations, industries, government’s departments of industries, Techpedia and GTU’s educational institutions. The capacity of each Sankul will be built by involving faculty members, professionals, students and owners of industries and encouraging each Sankul to develop a methodology of working, which inculcates innovation through joint working. At the end of every year, the working will be modulated after a review of the work during the year is done. This will lead to a cycle of capacity building and renewal during the year. During the summer thousands of students and faculty members will work jointly with industries to determine the Industry Defined Problems (IDP). These may relate to improving the quality of the products. Or these may be for solving some problems, relating to the industries. At the beginning of the academic year, the output from the students will be evaluated and it will be uploaded on the Techpedia.

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The synopsis of the projects will be studied and the Micro-venture fund support will be provided to the proposed projects, which are adjudged to be the best. When the projects are being executed, the Councils will work to map as many of the projects as possible with mentors from the industry and businesses. The GTU Innovation Council will work with industries and businesses to assess the need for Continuing Education areas. It will also work with the Alumni to assess if GTU could help the alumni by providing to him the continuing education in the area, required by an alumni. The Council will provide the necessary Continuing Education Programs. At the end of the year, when the students have completed the projects and these have been evaluated, the projects will be uploaded on Techpedia. The Council will work with the industry and the students and their faculty to see if the project could be converted into a product, which can be commercialized. If so, it will work with the Law students for developing an appropriate Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) agreement and for filing patents, where required.

7.0 Financial Requirements: A) Young Technology Venture Funding System: This will help support conversion of students ideas to prototypes/products We are looking ahead at creating a micro innovation funding system to help the needy students to develop their prototypes. (Hiranmay Mahanta, Managing Director of Techpedia.in estimates that today more than 70% of UG thesis is not being converted to prototypes/products.) GTU Innovation Council (GTU-IC) aims at improving this factor significantly. Excellent projects of students will be given support. GTU-IC will encourage students to develop prototypes into products. Students will be helped in developing enterprise modules based upon innovative socio-technical solutions at BOP. Value addition will be given stress for grass root Innovations. We are trying to transform the prevailing environment into a system which harvests technology based entrepreneurship and innovation. GTU-IC will help set up a transparent system for protection and transfer of IPR
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of the innovators and contributors of the idea till it is transformed into a product even at the BOP. GTU would like to support the following:

o 1,000 excellent BE projects (GTU has 34,079 seats at first year of BE in 2010.) @ Rs15,000 per project on an average o 1,000 excellent Dip. Eng. projects (GTU has 41,565 seats at first year of Dip Eng. in 2010.) @ Rs10,000 per project on an average o 1,000 excellent Master’s projects (GTU has 1,206 seats at first year of ME in 2010 and 1,546 seats in MPharma) @ Rs25,000 per project on an average Total= 5.00 Crores

Similar awards for Pharmacy (6 Branches), Computer Science and Business students (4 Electives) will be considered.

B) Awards at University Level: 32 vertical in Diploma and 32 verticals in Engineering; Pharmacy (6 Branches), Computer Science and Business students (4 Electives): Description-In 32 categories both in UG-PG/Polytechnic, awards for the best project will be given depending upon uniqueness and distinctiveness of contribution. Relay of projects will be managed so that new students take up selected projects for further work. Award function costs may include travel of awardees, faculty guides, selected industrial entrepreneurs/local communities leaders whose problems have been solved and other distinguished guests, press conference, workshops at award function for two days and boarding and lodging costs.

64*2=128 awards in an annum in engineering plus awards for Pharmacy (6 Branches), Computer Science and Business students (4 Electives) For the best projects in each field (Awards to students) 30 Lacs For the best Mentor in each field (Awards to professionals) 20 Lacs For the best Sankul (Certificate) For the best contribution towards industry-institute inter-action
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To an industrialist (Certificate) To the Principal/ Director (Certificate) To the professional (Government Officer or Industry Officer) (Certificate) ¨To the Professor (Certificate)

50 lacs will be spent in over all arranging infrastructures and other expenses including awards at University level.

C) Web architecture/ICT tool/Maintenance /Portal management/Database/HR expenses of the concerned People: Portal development, maintenance, management & support

infrastructure, web architecture, database managements, Real time Mentoring Network formation etc 25 Lac per year D) 25 Persons to look after 25 Innovation clusters/ Innovation Sankuls They will be coordinating to link all SME clusters (300 nearly SME clusters) linking some 50,000 MSMEs. Industry defined projects will be scouted from MSMEs and channelled to 40,000 students of GTU.

The MSMEs will be mapped based upon their exact technical Problems in various verticals in the state. Salary: 25*24,000*12 for each year=72 Lac @ 24,000 PM TA/DA/Running Expenses /Managing Expenses of 25 clusters/Inter Process Communication Charges etc=28 Lac for 25 clusters per year.

Team’s travel to different institutions, state government, state technical universities, colleges, industrial clusters, local communities to document problems, connect them with students, etc. Visits to industrial units in 166 industrial estates and 83 clusters, reaching out to 50,000 SME shop-floors to map their technical problems ( industry defined projects). Total= 1 Crore

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E) Data Processing and Audio Visual Content creation of all Students projects and creating a centralized Portal for 495 colleges and nearly 50,000 Students. Scanning, spell check, typing in some cases, hard data on each project. Most of the data does not follow common format and thus putting title, authors, guide, college name and abstract time to format, editing of data entry, supervision, manual tagging will have to be introduced to facilitate search. 50, Lac per year @ Rs. 10,000 per College on an average

F) Training and capacity building for developing innovation culture in 495 colleges in 32 verticals: 50 Lac

Capacity building for: Principals, Coordinators, grass root innovators, Best students, Promising technology modules etc in 25 Innovation Sankuls . To provide a robust platform for extensive sharing and dissemination of knowledge across all stakeholders of education in general and higher education in particular under GTU.

G) Workshop, Seminars, Conferences, 25 Zonal Conferences including Industry Chambers, Periodic review meetings with specific industry clusters etc.

Many chambers and industrial bodies like ASSOCHAM, GCCI, GIDC and VCCI have agreed to help initially to locate the IDPs (industry defined projects) and we need to channelize them to technical students and faculties in real time manner. One has to make at least 2-3 visits prior to each workshop to the 166 existing SME clusters in different verticals. The cost of venue, two tea, snacks and lunch for about 100 participants, AV aids, exhibition material (posters, CDs and notebooks and pen), TA, DA in some cases, honorarium to experts, report preparation, editing, publication and circulation to the participants)

25 Sankul, 2 times a year in each Sankul, capacity building of students, faculty and industry professionals in IDP scouting: 4 Lac * 25= 1 crore

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H) Coordinating the above process and contingency like the team of coordinators and others who will be helping in segmental areas in different geographical locations: 50 lac for 500 colleges in 25 Sankuls. We are aiming at Benchmarking, certification, codification and replication for creating market and learning opportunities at every level. Periodic interposes of communication with all academic and industry units, state government, other state technical universities, colleges, industrial clusters and local communities to connect them with students to keep them regularly in loop. Literatures and Documents printing and periodically circulating and updating the literature.

GTU can solve / make a serious attempt to solve • • IDP (industry defined projects) scouting from MSMEs NMN (national mentoring network) creation on web where 10,000 faculties will have web presence for vibrant participation in all process. • • BD: social business development modules. Creating awareness in scouting/value addition / module development for grass root innovations.

I) IPR and Technology transfer: 500 Drafting* 15,000= 75 Lac (Students/faculties will be helped in getting low cost patenting process on a wider scale. Workshops and awareness campaign for prior art search, drafting, licensing, protecting IPR will be done for the above.)

Total 10.00 Crore per Year

For 3 Years= 10.00*3= 30.00 Crores

GTU will provide supervisory persons at the regional level and at the state level. GTU will also provide the facilities and equipment like computers for the work. The costs for these will work out to about 25% of the project costs. However these costs will be borne by GTU through its budget.

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GTU’s Footprint: Course

Appendix 1_page1 of 1 Total Available No. of No. of seats with all Seats in Gujarat seats with the other Universities at first year GTU in Gujarat
37,103 34,079 3,024
Detailed break- up with other Universities

B.E. (93)

B.Pharm (85) D.E. (82) D.Pharm (18) ME (30)

6,878 42,895 840 1,897

6,728 41,565 840 1,206

150 1,330 691

Nirma: 600 DDIT(GIA): 345 DDIT(SFI): 249 ChU: 660 GanU: 660 MSU: 510 Nirma:60 MSU: 30 DDIT(GIA): 60 DDIT(GIA): 40 MSU: 690 Nirma: 600 -

M.Phram 1,875 (32)

1,546

329

MBA (106)

12,070

10,830

1,240

MCA (49)

4,900

3,960

940

ChU:72 DDIT: 162 MSU: 385 GanU: 72 ChU: 36 MSU: 72 SP: 30 SauU: 81 GanU: 110 GU: 90; BhU: 60; DDIT: 60; AhU:120; ChU: 120; Kadi SV: 120; GanU: 240; MSU: 40; KU: 60; NGU: 60; SPU: 60; SauU: 90; VNSGU: 120 GU: 30; BhU: 60; DDIT: 60; AhU: 60; ChU: 120; MSU: 20; KadiSV: 120; SPU: 100; SauU: 60; VNSGU: 60; NGU: 60; Nirma: 60

Thus the total annual enrolment is 101,054 students. Besides, GTU is going to start its doctoral studies program in August 2011 with about 350 doctoral students. GTU has one of the largest graduate programs in the world: 2010: Total No of seats in the Master’s program: 39,044. 2011: Master’s seats may increase a little during 2011. Every ME student has to complete a 2-semester dissertation. Every M.Pharm student has to complete a 1-year project. Every MCA student has to work on her project for one full semester. Every MBA student is required to write a major paper in the last semester and she has to complete a number of case studies during the 3rd and the 4th semester. Doctoral program: to be started in August 2011; 350 applicants have cleared the entrance test. 34 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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Appendix 2_page 1 of 4 INDUSTRY’S PROBLEMS solved by STUDENTS OF GTU INSTITUTES Student Mithilesh Patel, from GOVT. POLYTECHNIC, DAHOD has successfully designed a module to Run IC engines (vehicular, agricultural pump, generator ext.) with mixed water injection. Though being a student from Civil Engineering has successfully experimented in his bike for approximately 800km in 4.5 month with his so called h2o kit. He claims specialty /unique benefit of his innovation is in improving mileage from 10 to 100% and h.p. 5 to 10%, remove co2 and hc exhaust 70% up. He suggests that his models will be suitable where it can be used in any place like agricultural automobile, medical, welding, cooking, etc.

An industry defined project (IDP) posed on online platform techpedia.in by Royal Solar, Rajkot has successfully done by a student of AITS, Rajkot which can be used in tribal people’s domain due to its low cost. Similarly a team led by Malav Kansara, an UG student from Mehshana has successfully attempted in solving “Photo sensor based Sun tracking system for Solar Power Plants” a problem posed by L&T. The attempt is to sense the sun position within 0.1 deg accuracy. For this, the control system designed will continuously change the sensor position till maximum radiation is sensed. This sensor system then can be interfaced with solar reflectors to point them towards the sun.
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Appendix 2_page 2 of 4 A group of UG students of GTU including Mr Rashesh Dhave from AITS has cracked a problem posed by again L&T on Infrared sensor based Vehicle Classification System for wider applications. This project has successfully verified by a group of experts at SVNIT Surat early this month. They have got wider applause to go for possible testing it in BRTS application system in Ahmedabad in due course of improvements in precession. Similar innovation modules have been nurtured in more than dozen places so that students can develop new enterprise modules.

Hitesh Rana a final year student of Electronics and communication in ADIT, Karamsad has put his hand on solving many real life socio technical issues and adding value to grass root innovations. He has worked in areas like plough for farming on hilly regions, safety helmet for 2 wheeler riders, portable helmets etc. This working process has taken a way ahead in socializing our technologies that have remained unsolved since centuries in common man’s life.

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Appendix 2_page 3 of 4 A Student project Guided by Mr Amit Degada on I-Wikipedia has progressed significantly involving UG students at VVP Engineering College, Rajkot. The biggest advantage of this project is that everybody is just one click away to the right information and we can connect the pool of the knowledge and people can get immediate solution to their queries. Similar innovative works has been guided by Mr Dhruv Dave, L.J Institute of Technology in areas like fast Full search Algorithm for motion estimation and other related soft technologies. Adjustable Multi-Spindle Drilling Attachment, String Milling Fixture, Fabrication of Plastic Injection Moulding Machine, Non-Conventional Speed Breaking are a few of the innovations developed at BIT Barnama .

Going way ahead a student of R. K. College of Engg. & Tech in GTU, Amit Siroya has applied an innovative way to conserve energy. He has developed a linear motion system, using scrap vehicle wipers and a timer linked arrangements. This system provides a way for addressing the problem of dust cleaning on solar PV modules for solar street lights in remote places. This increases the efficiency for this photovoltaic device in the longer run (an industry problem posed by one solar industry at techpedia). Many Solar energy companies have appreciated this innovative solution and a few of them are likely to use the solution in the production environment. He has availed a great deal of mentoring support in furnishing his idea via the mentors from online NMN (National Mentoring Network) of techpedia.in and from other colleges of GTU.

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Appendix 2_page 4 of 4 Pharmaceutical project: Evaluation of the CNS Activity of Ayurvedic Formulation “DHASARA” of Acorus calamus Root in Mice and related work has been completed at S. J. Thakkar Pharmacy College, Rajkot. Development and evaluation of Polyherbal formulation for Cancer and other need based research are undergoing in the institute to deliver a solution by March 2011. The work is being supervised by Dr. Manish A. Rachchh. Other Developments: In a few cases students have gone one step ahead in converting their UG projects for their new techno entrepreneurship modules. A UG students from Surat has successfully created innovative green lighting system as a pre final year project and has now successfully converted it into a profitable techno-entrepreneurship module namely “Angadia Enterprise”. The students have successfully used the lab infrastructures after college hours and started their ventures right from the labs to a significant market presence now. These students are yet to pass out from their UG courses. This is motivating a wider range of UG, GTU students to think out of box now and link their ideas and innovative spirit to industrial needs. Mentoring and Micro-venture Fund: Many faculty members from GTU have been helping the students at various places in converting their ideas to products and in realizing their dreams via online NMN (National Mentoring Network) as an open knowledge pooling linkages breaking the barrier of space and time. To cater to the need of assisting the students in developing their ideas in to prototypes, Techpedia is looking forward to creating a micro venture innovation funding system (MVIF) to help these students in shaping their models in a ripple funding manner. This will raise the innovation quotient of the system and it can improve to a better ‘ideainnovation-solution-enterprise modules’ algorithm in converting students’ work to fruitful socially applicable technical outcomes than the existing situation.

LET’S POOL OUR SPIRIT AND RESOURCES IN CONVERTING THE EXPERIMENT OF TODAY TO BE THE HYPOTHESIS OF TOMORROW.
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Appendix 3_page 1 of 3 EFFORTS IN LINKING THE TECHNICAL STUDENTS/FACULTIES OF GTU TO MSME TECHNICAL ISSUES BY GTU AND TECHPEDIA AGENDA: Breaking barriers between “Industries – Academia”; Endorsing innovation fuelled Techno-entrepreneurship; Commandeering break-through solutions for Industries and Society; Pioneering Open innovation and harvesting need based technological evolution Techpedia.in ( www.techpedia.in ) as a national platform for bridging the gap existing between Industries, Academics and Innovation is trying to develop possible linkages between the academic domain of GTU and MSME clusters of the state. The novel mission has been able to amass an exhaustive database of more than 100,000 technical projects and write-ups from more than 500 technical colleges (AICTE approved) across the country, including IITs and NITs. Recently concluded NIT consortium’s meeting of its Deans at NIT Surathkal on April 3rd this year has liked the concept to take it ahead at a faster pace. Every year approximately 6 lac students graduate out of technical colleges in India and as per the norms set by AICTE, 1.25 lac projects prepared by the students and guided by the faculty are submitted to the college authorities. It is sad but true that no one knows about the fate of these projects and their usability in industries. As noted by former director general of CSIR, Padmabhushan Dr R.A.Mashelkar on Techpedia recently that over 3 million human months of our Yuvashakti are being spent on solving real life problems on college campuses. For the first time, Techpedia has an access to the outcomes of this huge endeavor. Techpedia believes in transforming ideas into products and products to technoentrepreneurship modules keeping IPR linked to the innovators. If out of these 1.25 lac projects which are submitted every year, even 1000 (1%) have the potential to be developed into commercial products or solutions that could provide breakthroughs in the fields of Science and Technology, it could be a phenomenal success in
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Appendix 3_page 2 of 3 itself. Techpedia is in the process of transforming the prevailing environment into a system which harvests technology based entrepreneurship and innovation, and at the same having a transparent system for protection and transfer of the due credentials to the innovators and contributors of the idea till it is transformed into a product. (http://www.techpedia.in/problem_search_details.php?problem_type=I) posed by

industries and management students address modules similar to developing ERPs to raise the sick units of SMEs and others and new student developed Enterprises. An NMN

(National Mentoring Network) http://www.techpedia.in/nmn/ is being developed to guide these students and faculties to address the industry projected problems/projects(IDPs) consisting of retired scientists, policy makers, faculties and expert professionals from all corners of industry and academics headed by Dr.R.A.Mashelkar.Muliple student and faculty groups irrespective of time and space attempt these problems via the web and lead a relay model in developing faster solutions saving the major R&D investments of many industries as an open innovation virtual Lab. Techpedia database has an exhaustive collection of more than 100,000 technical projects but that accounts for only 4-5% of the total extractable data across all the technical colleges in the country. By accumulating all these it is felt that one can provide a better interfacing for the SMEs to get an idea of real research trend in the UG level even. The effective solutions can be linked to corresponding SMEs keeping the IPR intact to the search students and faculties.Techpedia is trying to develop smaller enterprise units based on technology inputs in developing a wider knowledge society globally. The socio-technical problems of 50 most backward districts are being posed to these students to be taken up in July 2011 with the hope that the problems that have remained unsolved for centuries could be cracked. We are trying to create a collaborative culture and virtual knowledge network, by which India can harness the full potential of young technological, legal and management minds in an integrated approach.

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Appendix 3_page 3 of 3 Techpedia is aiming for benchmarking, certification, codification and replication for creating market and learning opportunities at very bottom level too. There are lot of traditional skills which with some improvement or blending of new skills, resources or designs can create opportunities for employment and poverty alleviation. There are also new skills required to be incorporated in polytechnics, ITIs, community colleges, etc., so that local resources are linked with either existing or new skills such that viable markets can be created for skills as well as skill-based enterprises Many chambers and industrial bodies like ASSOCHAM, GCCI, GIDC and MIDC have helped initially to locate the IDPs (Industry Defined Projects) and channelize them to technical students and faculties via a section called “ problems in search for solutions” at www.techpedia.in. To execute the entire algorithm techpedia team has started visiting the GTU colleges to interact its pre final and final year students and faculties guiding them. The following are few of the notable outcomes found out soon after the 1st round of visits to some few dozen colleges of GTU.The fact that has been found in this interaction with thousands of students and faculties is that there can be a well trusted link possible between the MSME and academia, specially GTU .Students have successfully attempted the Industry Defined Projects (IDPs) posed by various MSMEs, Bigger Industries and even by Grass root Innovations. Few students have converted their projects work to new enterprise modules in last few months and they are really scaling up towards the effort in socializing technologies. If a little resource could be provided to the students a handful of students can convert their theoretical ideas to prototypes from where a better visibility of the innovation can be created. Techpedia found out from initial GTU college survey that nearly 25% more students will finish their prototypes within UG if they can be linked a very minimum resource. Highly experienced faculties can explore in sharing their expertise beyond their own institutes to link the needy students across the country via web based NMN which is an open source environment in strengthening the knowledge ecosystem breaking the barrier of space and time. A virtual incubation cell centralized at GTU can play a vital role in nurturing the budding techno- entrepreneurs of the technical domain even in UG level.

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Appendix 4_page 1 of 8 Gujarat Technological University
Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has been established with the prime objective of developing the knowledge of science, engineering, technology, management, pharmacy and environment for the advancement of quality of life of the mankind. The University is required to create centers and institutes of excellence in basic and applied science, engineering, technology and management. GTU offers Bachelor’s and Diploma Engineering programs in 32 disciplines each, its Master’s program in Engineering 22 different specialized areas and its M. Pharma program has six specializations. Its Business Studies program has four different elective areas and five different sectorial areas. GTU has set up the Board for Rurban Technologies, consisting of GTU Institutions in rural areas and mofussil towns has met twice: On 1st October 2010 and on 29th November 2010. GTU’s Board for environmental and Green technologies has met on 22nd December 2010, 7th January 2011, 5th February 2011 and 21st May 2011. It is planning four workshops. Objectives: • “To create institutes and centres of excellence to impart state of the art education, training and research in the field of Science, Technology and Management in general.” • • “To create capabilities to develop knowledge, skill and competence at various levels.” “To create capabilities to upgrade infrastructure to global standards for education, training and research in the areas related to Engineering, Technology and Sciences.” • “To provide inter-relationship for national and international participations in the fields of Science, Engineering, Technology and Management.” • “To establish close linkages with industries to make teaching, training and research at the University relevant to the needs of industries at national and international levels.”

All the grant-in-aid and SFI colleges imparting education in Engineering, Pharmacy, MBA and MCA of the state have been brought under one roof for establishing common standards, for promoting Inter constituent collaboration and competition.

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GTU start-up: 2008: Started Degree and Diploma programs in Engineering and Pharmacy 2009: Started PG programs: MBA (four electives and five sectorial specialization areas), MCA, M.Pharm. (Five specializations), ME (Twenty two specialization). 2010: • • Continuous modernization of syllabi in all branches, with a major change in MBA teaching. Increasing the importance of practical work and attempting to have projects with the help of industries and businesses. 2011: • Starting Ph.D. programs in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, and Computer Science.

Organizational Structure GTU has a centralized examination process and a common syllabus across the state for all colleges in a particular discipline and for a [particular program of study. This serves the following objectives: o common standards; o Inter constituent collaboration – for example between MBA and Engineering students; o Inter constituent competition GTU’s administrative offices are being constructed at Chandkheda. It also proposes to have University Colleges and Centers of Excellence at Gandhi Nagar. GTU proposes to establish Regional Academic Centers at Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot. These will help GTU have higher quality academic work by bringing it closer to institutions, businesses and industries and it will enable it to use local strengths to build the university, since though universities are universal, they derive their strength from their local connectivity. GTU is a big-sized University so that it should be able to take up academic challenges for competing with the best in the world. At the same time, it wants to be nimble enough that it is able to take up the smallest task with excellence. The centralized structure along with the decentralized Regional centers will help achieve the right balance. GTU is offering a sectorial specialization in Retail Management in its MBA program. In 2009-10, it was offered to 5,624 students at 83 colleges. GTU is planning to start a center for Retail Management at Gandhi Nagar. 43 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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GTU is working on offering an Aviation Engineering program at Indus with the help of a University in USA. GTU is offering a BE in Biotechnology program and is likely to offer an ME Biotechnology program from next year. It is offering both an ME and BE in Bio-Medical engineering. GTU’s post-graduate students in M.E. Civil (Water Resources Management) program and professors are doing creditable work in the area. GTU is offering an ME program in Textile Engineering. It is also offering BE programs in Textile Production and textile Technology. Infrastructure is a major focus in GTU. Thus GTU is offering a Master’s program in Transportation Engineering. At three places, GTU’s Colleges are leaders in Environmental Studies and Research and they have helped study, understand and clean up operation in Saurashtra, Ankaleshwar-Bharuch and Surat. GTU has established a Center for Advanced Studies in Defence and Security at Vadodara. GTU is planning Centers of Excellence in various areas of technology, in which it has expertise. Steps for Leadership in Learning Outcomes: To improve the teaching learning processes for the teachers as well as students, GTU has initiated several activities. • Continuously up-dated curriculum in all the fields: GTU is engaged in a continuous process of updating the syllabi in all its fields for meeting the ever changing needs of society. It is attempting to make the issues of human values in education and ethical working of professionals, trained by it as its continuous focus. • Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) for PG Courses Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has as many as 40 PG level courses in various disciplines such as Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Pharmacy (MPHARM), Master in Computer Application (MCA), and Master in business management (MBA). GTU has decided to make cluster of more than 2500 courses websites for various PG level courses to achieve the following objectives such as organizing and sharing resources; providing effective ways to reach remote learners and connect them in a virtual course; to appeal to students' visual and interactive learning 44 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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Appendix 4_page 4 of 8 modes; to help teach students real-world skills such as handling large volumes of information, developing research skills, analyzing and evaluating information. Such Learning Management Systems are today used in every University in the developed countries. However in India, this may be the first large-scale use of launching such a large number of courses website. Please see: http://www.gtupgcourses.org/ • GTU Wikis

GTU Wikis (“using collective intelligence for improving Learning Outcomes”). GTU Wikis are intended to serve teachers of GTU consortium colleges (PPP colleges) to achieve the following objectives: • Enable group of teachers teaching the same subject in different institutes to share their experience.

Building a community of learners located in different parts of the State, by working on the same document and adding their own parts.

Please see: http://www.gtuwiki.wikispaces.net/ • Self-study Facility for Good Students:

GTU has provided at six Colleges, rooms with 12-15 computers connected to a central server, on which the entire video course-set of IIT Mumbai has been mounted. Thus any student can take advantage of any of the lectures to supplement his study in the class room. By the end of April 2011, we shall estimate the usage of the facility to see whether our students find the facility to be useful. • GTU Discussion Boards (“Exchanging Tips and Discussing Topics”)

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GTU Discussion Boards enable teachers, senior faculties and principals of GTU affiliated colleges to interact with each other. GTU aims to achieve the following objectives through discussion boards to get educational as well as administrative inputs for decision making; to build relationship with institutes and among institutes and to enable discussion and debate topics which will give each other tips and ideas. The first four Discussions Boards for Principals/Directors of PG courses is being launched. Please see: http://www.gtucampusconnect.org/forum/

GTU Campus Connect For Continuous Feedback from Students and a help-site Students”) Gujarat Technological University (GTU) enrols about 1.1 lacks students per year in various courses from undergraduate level to postgraduate level. GTU Campus Connect is the welcome website for students where they can simply register and post their queries regarding grades, syllabus, previous papers and other exam related things. Please see: http://www.gtucampusconnect.org/ • Faculty Development Programs: (“For the, Of the & By the

GTU is making a huge and continuing effort, conducted through IIT Teachers, NITTTR, Bhopal and local resources for faculty development. Thus its FDP program of 17-22Aug 2010 was probably the largest such programs, which updated 166 faculty members of GTU affiliated colleges. • Facilitation of Research:

GTU is in the process of setting up a Virtual Research Center to help its alumni and existing students get quality research education through world-class master’s and
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Appendix 4_page 6 of 8 doctoral theses work. For this purpose, it seeks the collaboration of the research community of the whole of the world.

GTU also wants to encourage its colleges to develop ‘Scholar in Residence for A Week’ programs so that its faculty members and the students may learn about the methodologies of rigorous research work. It also encourages every College to develop a regular mentoring and feedback mechanism. The University has devised a common framework for the program. GTU has programs of teaching relating to technology. Hence industrial collaboration is very necessary. GTU and its teachers and students are making a major effort for an effective participation of competent professionals from industries in the academic processes of the University.

Through Techopedia and the Foundation for MSME Clusters’ program for development of Human Resource for Medical Devices, GTU is attempting to bring industry-oriented problems for the Final Year projects to its Diploma and Degree Engineering students. For MBA students during the fourth semester’s Global Business Strategy studies, the students are being encouraged to study and prepare their own case studies about some aspect of a country’s business for about 100 different countries.

GTU is going to give, in September 2011, the best principal and the best faculty member award to the teachers to recognize both excellent teaching and research. GTU: Efforts for all-round Growth of the young: First Annual Sports Festival-2010: The festival began on 26th October 2010 with Regional Football competitions at SPCE, Visnagar & SIGMA, Vadodara. During the first year, 9 games have been included and the festival will continue up to the last week of November 2010. More than 10,000 students and 775 teams are participating in the festival at 7 places across the state.
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Appendix 4_page 7 of 8 The University has no DPI. An Ad-hoc board with Professor Chaitnaya Sanghvi as the Convenor was formed to conduct the Festival this year.. The advice of DPIs of the other Universities in Gujarat was sought and a program to use the strength of all its Colleges was developed. No more than 20 Colleges out of 495 Colleges have a regular qualified sports teacher. It was decided that the Principal of the host institute will work as the Organizing Chairman and that the sports In-charge will be appointed as the Organizing Secretary for the sports being conducted at a College. It is proposed to take up 20 different games next year. GTU: Development of a Positive Outlook: A new system of continuous meetings with faculty members of affiliated Colleges, both senior faculty and new entrants to teaching, has been set up. Students, who have an excellent academic record are continuously invited for discussions. The University officers are continuously visiting Colleges to have meetings with teachers, students and their parents and the Trustees. Regular meetings with Trustees, who have built the self-financed institutions are being organized. Continuous efforts for inter-action with the government officers, responsible for managing government’s engineering colleges and polytechnics are being made. This has resulted in a positive outlook, a hope for improvement in the system and a confidence among the stake-holders. Thus the first conference, organized by GTU on “Business Ethics for Global Success of Indian Businesses” jointly with a GTU Roundtable on 25th and 26th September proved to be a grand success, with widespread participation from all over the country. Recently ISTAR, a GTU- affiliated College, organized a training workshop, to which came 60 persons from IISc, Bangalore, IITs, NITs, BITS and many other prestigious institutions to get training in NS 2. Three of the Summer Internship program competitions, conducted by three of our MBA colleges, have attracted entries from MBA Colleges all over India, including from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, considered to be the best management School in India.

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Appendix 4_page 8 of 8 GTU: Leader in Examination Process: Successful implementation of soft papers for exams across the state in professional courses. • • • Conventional paper printing is replaced by the encrypted CD’s by the university Safe delivery of question paper every day by electronic mode. Seven such exams spanning 400 plus exam centers have been successfully completed in a span of two years. • GTU declare the results in one month for degree programs and in five weeks for diploma programs. • First University to take online exam of GCET for MBA and MCA entrance to take online. Achievements: The Gujarat Technological University has been awarded as ICT (Information Communication Technology) Enabled University in Digital Learning Category of the year by the jury in the EIndia 2009. The E-India 2009 awarded at a glittering ceremony held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad on August 26, 2009.The Event was organized by Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies CSDMS and Co organized by the Ministry of Communication and IT, Government of India as well as National E governance plan. It is noteworthy that the University was established in August 2008, and just within a year, the University has bagged prestigious awards. GTU has also won prestigious MANTHAN AWARD SOUTH ASIA – 2009 for the innovation and ICT content in its application.

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Appendix 5_page 1 of 1 Industries Departments and Officers of Government of Gujarat 1. Principal Secretary (Industries) 2. Industries Commissioner 3. GIDC : 166 functional industrial estates; 91 in various stages of planning in 25 of the 26 districts of the state. GIDC is now establishing: o Special Investment Regions and Special Economic Zones o Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR), at the Bharuch-Dahej Investment Region, through a joint venture company —

ONGC Petro Additions Limited (OPaL) — between Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Reference: http://www.gidonline.com/industrialresources/gidc.htm as of 6th

December 2010 4. Industry Clusters o 83 industrial clusters for different industry groups exist in Gujarat. o 22 clusters: being developed, through interventions such as technology upgradation, quality improvement, setting up of common facility centres, skill development facilities, etc. with the active assistance of R&D institutions, as well as industry associations Reference: http://ic.gujarat.gov.in/Ind_guj/cluster_development.html as of 6th

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Appendix 6: Time-line 0-4 months Setting up 25 GTU Sankuls; Recruiting officers for the Sankuls; Capacity Building at College, sankul and industry, Sankul and Business & industry started. 4-8 months Thousands of pre-final year students industries visit industries and businesses and identify, define and parameterize each problem in a predefined format. 8-12 months The first group of IDPs and UDPs uploaded on the Techpedia. The projects, adjudged to be the best: supported through micro-venture fund. Mentors mapped to IDPs and UDPs 12-16 months The first Review of the first cycle started and capacity building at College, Sankul and industry & Business level re-started. 16-20 months Projects evaluated Awards declared. Projects uploaded to TechPedia. Second group of thousands of pre-final year students work in industries and identify, define and parameterize each problem in a pre-defined format. Working with Law students for IPR and patenting process initiated. The second group of IDPs and UDPs uploaded on the Techpedia. The second group of projects, adjudged to be the best: supported through micro-venture fund. The second group of mentors mapped to IDPs and UDPs. Product development for IDPs and entrepreneurial work for UDPs initiated.
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A review of the first cycle completed and Capacity Building at College, Sankul and industry & Business level re-started.

28-32 months

The second group of projects evaluated The second group of Awards declared. The second group of projects uploaded to TechPedia. The third group of thousands of pre-final year students work in industries and identify, define and parameterize each problem in a pre-defined format. Working with Law students for IPR and patenting process for the second group initiated, while the work for the first group may be nearing completion. (If a patent application had been filed out of the projects of the first group, it may take about 18 months. If a UDP project is being incubated, it usually takes 3 to 5 years for the project to become mature and move out of the incubator.)

32-36 months

The third group of IDPs and UDPs uploaded on the Techpedia. The third group of projects, adjudged to be the best: supported through micro-venture fund. The third group of mentors mapped to IDPs and UDPs. Product development for the second group of IDPs and entrepreneurial work for UDPs initiated.

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A review completed and Capacity Building at College, Sankul and industry & Business level re-started. Preparation of the Final Report; The completion seminar conducted. By the end of this period, the third group of projects would have been completed. Some of the first group of projects would be nearing commercialization launch. Awards for the third group declared.

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Appendix 7_page 1 of 6 Udisha Clubs in GTU Colleges GTU Sankuls: To bring industries, businesses and GTU Colleges together, GTU is setting 25 Innovation Sankuls, as a part of the GTU Innovation Council. Each Sankul will represent a cluster of GTU Colleges and the industries in the area. Every College, affiliated to GTU, will be associated with one of the Sankuls.

A Club at every GTU College: To take advantage of the Sankuls and to organize other placement activities at each College, every GTU college is setting up a Club. The Club may be called the Udisha1 (Universal Development of Integrated Skills through Higher Education) Club of the College.

General Guidelines for setting up a Club: • • Each club has an Executive Committee (EC). The Executive Committee will have some faculty and students of various branches as members. One of the faculty members will act as its coordinator. • Faculty Members: As far as possible, each Branch has one faculty member in the Executive Committee. • Student Members: As far as possible, from every Branch, there is one student from each year. Thus for a 4-year degree program in a branch, there will be four students, one each from the first, the second, the third and the fourth year respectively. The members of the Executive Committee at a College will be nominated by the Principal/ Director of the College. The Training and Placement Officer of the College may be an important member of the Club.
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Appendix 7 _page 2 of 6 The Principal/ Director will be the Patron of the Club.

Objectives: a.To coordinate the activities of its Sankul at college level. b. To establish a close and continuing inter-action between the industries and the College c. To help students decide about the Final Year projects in consultation with industries d. To be able to seek and get the help of industries in execution of the Final Year project by way of i. Mentoring ii. Help by way of materials iii. Help in evaluation of the project e. To have summer internships in the industries

f. To work out exchange of teachers and professionals from the industry g.To participate in the activities of the industry associations for developing a closer inter-action by helping the to organize continuing education programs for industries by assessing the needs of the industry and society. h. To harness the effective potential of young technical minds and faculties. i. To have students and teachers visit industries j. To identify and to help solve the problems of the industries.

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Appendix 7 _page 3 of 6 Placements: The Club will work towards ensuring that every student gets an excellent placement after she/ he completes his/ her studies. For this purpose, the activities will be as follows: a. b. c. d. e. providing information about career options and job avenues career counselling and placement. training for developing Soft skills organizing motivational activities organizing mock-interviews to equip students with interview etiquettes at college level f. arranging campus – interviews

The Club may consult the Principal if it wants to take up any other extracurricular activity.

Additional Activities for MBA Colleges: MBA students have to prepare studies on strategies required for global businesses. So they have to study and prepare papers on some specific countries. When a student is encouraged to do an original case-study, it also helps him become a more creative person. MBA students would require four different types of activities: TYPE 1: Working with GTU-FSCC to study a financial service offered by some organization and to determine the skills required for those, who are engaged in providing such a service. TYPE 2: Working with GTU-CHRSOS to study an organizational structure or the HR policies of some organization or of some large Department of an organization and to determine the skills required for those, who are at various levels in the organization or for those, who are providing a HR service. TYPE 3: Working with GTU-SCM to study a marketing service offered by some organization and to determine the skills required for those, who are engaged in providing such a service.

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Appendix 7 _page 4 of 6 TYPE 4: GTU Objectives in developing country-specific studies: Our management institutions have done a good job educating our MBA students by using Harvard case studies as well as similar material from other good sources. Our management and business schools have also conducted many good studies about businesses in China, USA and a few other countries. However Indian Universities must study the business environment from the Indian perspective for all the 270 countries of the world. A study from the Indian perspective may lead to a significantly different understanding as compared to a study from the American or European or Chinese perspective. Such studies may be valuable to Indian businesses. But these may also add value to the world’s store-house of knowledge by providing a study from the Indian perspective to the available studies from the American, European and the Chinese perspectives. GTU Strength for becoming a leader in country-specific studies: Universities can conduct such studies and keep them updated only through ‘relay studies’, whereby a student performs the study and it is then carried forward, improved and updated by the next year’s student. GTU has 106 Management Colleges and more than 1,000 faculty members. Many of the faculty members are interested in the global business environment. So GTU is uniquely placed to conduct such studies and become a store-house of information about the business environment in the 200 countries of the third and the fourth world. GTU proposes to encourage its students and faculty members to conduct such studies and it proposes to put such case studies on its cloud, so that the work may be widely disseminated for obtaining feedback. The process for the study of global strategy: a. During the visits to the businesses and industries, every student should learn about linkages of these businesses with countries in the third and the fourth world. Then one should try to locate an Industry Defined Problem (IDP) for a case study. In case no business, with external linkages, can be located through visits to the industry, one may take the help of trustees, teachers and friends to locate some such businesses.

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Appendix 7 _page 5 of 6 b. During the summer after the first year, preparation of a report about a couple of countries by a class. Each report should include the following for each country: (each component may be taken up by a Group of about 6 students.) (i) Its economic history and its historical context (ii) Its trading partners and the products (iii) Its economic linkages with India (iv) Its major companies (v) Any Indian-owned businesses (vi) Any prominent Indians in the country (vii) Good Business Colleges

c. Submission and Evaluation of the Report at the start of the third semester d. Using the IDP, preparation of an “Intent to do- a Case study” about some business aspect in the country of interest by every group of 6 students during the third semester If possible, some students may plan to visit the country-of-interest during the term-break between the third and fourth semesters for one to two weeks. e. During the fourth semester, analysis of a global strategy problem currently or recently facing a firm/country of interest. The case study should identify mechanisms for winning the global strategy game overcoming cultural/social and institutional differences in the country. The outputs should be a Case-study and a 30 minute presentation. The issues involved in the MBA programs in our country are that most of the programs in their syllabus content and in the way these are delivered do not inculcate and encourage the spirit of creativity and innovation. GTU is attempting, through both the design of its new MBA program (i) to create a syllabus, which has an intimate relationship with the local context, while it is designed to prepare managers for the ‘flat’ and wired world of today and (ii) to deliver the program such that the native creativity and spirit of innovation of a student is sharpened and the student starts feeling comfortable in using his/ her own ideas, along with the ideas of great management thinkers, for solving practical business problems. The objective is that a GTU MBA should be able to face the uncertainties and challenges at his work place by calling upon his native creativity and spirit of innovation.
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Appendix 8 Mappings Chetan, Chintan, Mayur, Prakash and Pratik have mapped the proposed GTU Sankuls on the map of Gujarat. The following maps have been prepared: 1. Location of GTU Sankuls 2. Location of GIDCs (90 out of 166 operational GIDCs have been mapped. The data for the remaining 76 is being collected.) 3. Location of Degree Engineering Colleges 4. Location of Colleges offering Master of Engineering programs 5. Location of Colleges offering MBA programs 6. Location of Colleges offering MCA programs 7. Location of Dip Pharmacy Colleges 8. Location of Colleges offering M Pharm programs However we are attaching only one map as a sample.

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Appendix 9 GTU INNOVATION SANKULS 1. Vadodara - 1 2. Vadodara- 2 3. VV Nagar-1 4. VV Nagar- 2 5. Godhra: 6. Ankeleshwar – Bharuch 7. Junagarh 8. Kutchh 9. Valsad-Vapi 10. Navsari 11. Mahesana 12. Himmatnagar 13. Chhatral 14. Jamnagar 15. Surendranagar 16. Rajkot-1 (Shaper Veraval) 17. Rajkot-2 (Aji industrial belt) 18. Rajkot-3 (Metoda GIDC) 19. Surat20. Morbi 21. Ahmedabad- Naroda 22. Ahmedabad- Vatva 23. Ahmedabad- Gandhinagar 24. Bhavnagar 25. Patan .

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Appendix 10 _page 1 of 2 GTU – Skills Council for Marketing (GTU-SCM).

Objectives of GTU-SCM : • • to enhance professionalism and talent in the field of marketing across the State of Gujarat and India . to act as a bridge between industry, government and GTU

Sectors GTU-SCM: The Skills Council shall have the following sectors
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Creative Advertising Brand Building International Marketing Rural Marketing

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Sales and Distribution On-line Marketing Marketing of Services Marketing Research Analysis

All eight of these sectors will have Sectoral Panels. The purpose of a Panel will be to rationalize and develop a widely accepted set of requirements for certifying professionals in its sector. Each of the Sector Panels will be Co-Chaired by a CoChairperson (Academic) and a Co-Chairperson (Industry). The Co-Chairpersons of the Sector Panels will represent the sector on the GTU- SCM.

Management : The GTU-SCM shall have a Board as a policy making body . The board shall have top notch professional heads of various companies in the eight sub-sectors and leading educationists and independent professionals . The size of GTU-SCM Board could be broadly representative but at the same time manageable . Each of sub –sectors shall be represented by panels giving broader representation to various segments of sub-sectors of GTU-SCM. Activities of GTU- SCM: 1. to rationalize and develop a widely accepted set of skills, required for professionals in each one of its sub-sectors 2. to develop standard manual for Summer Internships for MBAs 3. to advise GTU on various professional examinations that could be undertaken by the students to be fit for industry absorption . 4. to design and to organize short training programs to enhance skills and knowledge of professionals in the industry, faculty and students of GTU . 5.
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Appendix 10 _page 2 of 2 6. to organize seminars, workshops, symposia and conferences jointly with companies and GTU colleges 7. to help industry through knowledge and research partnership and by making available faculty members of GTU for empanelment on various committees of industry 8. to bring industry professionals as resource persons to Colleges in the area of marketing 9. to give opportunities to GTU Innovation Sankuls to identify problems of subsectors and to provide support to students for undertaking research projects for solving problems of industry 10. to aid in curriculum development of various courses in Marketing area of the MBA Program of GTU.

Each of the Sectoral Panels will take responsibility for the set of organizations falling under its area of interest and start a study of its practices and its goals and the requirements of skills for professionals in businesses and industries in the . GTU’s Skills Council for Marketing is designed to be an association of Corporate Professionals, Faculty members, researchers and post-graduate students. The Council will actively register all the faculties having marketing specialization and doctoral and MBA students who have opted for marketing at GTU. The association of students and researchers with the Corporate Professionals will provide an active platform for implementation of innovative ideas and for research and test the market before commercialization stage of products or services. Let us all see that each of the Panels is able to enroll all the major players in industries and businesses as its members.

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Appendix 11_page 1 of 2 GTU – Council for Human Resource Studies and Organizational Structures (GTU-CHRSOS)
GTU-CHRSOS shall consist of Senior HR Professionals from industry and businesses as well as from the academic fraternity.

Objectives of GTU- CHRSOS : • •

to study the organizational structures of large organizations in the governmental or business or NGO environment to study the deployment of human resources and design of organizational structures for creation of dynamic and efficient systems.
to act as a bridge between industry, government and GTU and to provide a platform for professionals to interact on various issues in the area of HR

Sub-Sectors GTU- CHRSOS: The Council shall have the following sub-sectors

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Mfg Sector –Large Government , Quasi government sector Co-operative Sector Agriculture and Agro-related sector

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Mfg Sector –SMES NGOS Service Sector NGOs

All eight of these sectors will have Sector Panels. The purpose of a panel will be to critically study the HR practices and the kind of organizational structure being used in the sector all over the world. Each Panel will have businesses and industries working in the field and Professors and researchers in the field as members. Each of the Sector Panels will be Co-Chaired by a Co-Chairperson (Academic) and a Co-Chairperson (Industry). The Co-Chairpersons of the Sector Panels will represent the sector on the GTU- CHRSOS.

Management : The GTU- CHRSOS shall have a Board as a policy making body . The board shall have top notch professional heads of various companies in eight sub-sectors and leading educationists and independent professionals . The size of GTU- CHRSOS Board could be broadly representative but at the same time manageable . Each of sub –sectors shall be represented by panels giving broader representation to various segments of sub-sectors of GTU- CHRSOS.
Initial Activities:

A greater inter-action between professors of HR and researchers at GTU with the HR professionals in industries and businesses may result in better research, anchored in the needs of today and requirements of tomorrow. Its initial set of activities may be as follows:

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Appendix 11 _page 2 of 2 1. To undertake research studies in various facets of HR through live projects and real life
problems:

To study and to conduct research in Performance Management and appraisal systems, Assessment Centers, Feedback systems, HR Score cards, competency mapping for teaching and non-teaching staff of GTU affiliated institutes. • To conduct surveys and researches on compensation management, Best HR Practices, Right Sizing (Man power) of organizations, succession planning in different industries, etc. • To study and analyze the HR systems being used in our industry and to put them in proper perspective with existing published knowledge in the area? • To study the organizational structures in corporations, governmental organizations, large NGOs to determine how well the structures o satisfy the goals of the organization; o motivate the employees and o are perceived to be client-friendly. • To research the measures for employee satisfaction in India (Reference: the best employer studies, published in the popular press in North America and in the IT magazines in India.) • To develop a metric for measuring the performance of HR managers Example: the GTU system: i. We may start a study of the University admin systems in the world and determine what the organizational structure in GTU should be. ii. We may devise measures for measuring success of the University’s admin structure? iii. As the University evolves and develops, can we continuously study and provide a critique of what the University is doing and what changes in the organizational structure would be required at every stage of its evolution? •
2. To organize seminars , conferences , symposia etc. focusing various issues in HR 3. To organize training programs and undertake consultancy assignments . 4. To undertake collaborative exercises for enriching ties with Institutes of higher learning in India and in other countries . 5. To work closely with industry bodies like FICCI , ASSOCHAM , CII etc. and professional bodies like BMA, AMA , SMA , RMA , VCCI ,etc., in various projects undertaken by them . 6. To depute members to study various important issues of contemporary importance . 7. To organize Faculty Development Programs in the fields of HR and Organizational Structures. The Council may become an important member of various National and International bodies like

National HRD Network, ISTD, NIPM, Academy of HRD (Ahmedabad)

Wherever HR is being offered as a specialization in a good College, the College may take responsibility for one class of organization and start a study of its HR practices, its structures and its goals. In other words the College may have the responsibility for one of the Sectoral Panels. Let us all see that each of the Panels is able to enroll all the major players in industries and businesses as its members.

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Appendix 12_page 1 of 2 GTU – Financial Services Skills Council (GTU-FSSC).

Objectives of GTU-FSSC : • • to enhance professionalism and talent for finance, taxation , accountancy and financial services across the State of Gujarat and India . to act as a bridge between industry, government and GTU

Sub-Sectors GTU-FSSC: The Skills Council shall have the following sub-sectors
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Accountancy & Taxation Banking Project Financing Commodity and Currency Markets

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Insurance Mutual Funds Capital and Money Markets Venture Finance and Private Equity

All eight of these sectors will have Sector Panels. The purpose of a panel will be to rationalize and develop a widely accepted set of requirements for certifying professionals in its sector. Each of the Sector Panels will be Co-Chaired by a CoChairperson (Academic) and a Co-Chairperson (Industry). The Co-Chairpersons of the Sector Panels will represent the sector on the GTU- FSSC. Management : The GTU-FSSC shall have a Board as a policy making body . The board shall have top notch professional heads of various companies in eight subsectors and leading educationists and independent professionals . The size of GTUFSSC Board could be broadly representative but at the same time manageable . Each of sub –sectors shall be represented by panels giving broader representation to various segments of sub-sectors of GTU-FSSC. Activities of GTU-FSSC: 11. to rationalize and develop a widely accepted set of requirements for certifying professionals in each one of its sub-sectors 12. to develop standard manual for Summer Internships for MBAs 13. to advise GTU on various professional examinations that could be undertaken by the students to be fit for industry absorption . 14. to design and to organize short training programs to enhance skills and knowledge of professionals in the industry, faculty and students of GTU . 15. to organize seminars, workshops, symposia and conferences jointly with companies and GTU colleges.
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Appendix 12 _page 2 of 2 16. to help industry through knowledge and research partnership and by making available faculty members of GTU for empanelment on various committees of industry . 17. to bring industry professionals as resource persons to Colleges in the area of financial services. 18. to give opportunities to GTU Innovation Sankuls to identify problems of subsectors and to provide support to students for undertaking research projects for solving problems of industry . 19. to aid in curriculum development of various courses in Finance area of MBA Program of GTU

Wherever Finance is being offered as a specialization in a good College, the College may take responsibility for the set of organization falling under one of the Sub-Sectors and start a study of its practices and its goals. In other words the College may have the responsibility for one of the Sectoral Panels. Let us all see that each of the Panels is able to enroll all the major players in industries and businesses as its members.

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A New Model of Collaboration for Innovation While the first objective of the Council is to nurture creativity and innovation within the University community, it is designed to act as a catalyst of change for the whole of the society. First, the Council is being set up as a collaboration between the technology community in the University and the corresponding community in the society. Secondly the very first task, set before the University community is to create a bridge, between the learning community at the University and the outside world, through a specific time-bound job, which is a requirement in the academic programs of the University. Thus from the beginning, GTU Innovation Council will not only seek to imbue the spirit of innovation within the ivory towers of the University institutions, it proposes to create an environment of thinking about innovation in the societal systems so that the systems can break themselves free from the cobwebs of past and move towards becoming creative and ever-new entities. To establish a close and continuing inter-action between the industry and the students and faculty members of Gujarat Technological University, GTU has designed an action plan for creation of 25 Innovation Sankuls in Gujarat. (166 industry clusters+ 495 colleges of GTU have been divided into 25 innovation clusters of GTU Colleges and industries, called Innovation Sankuls). population of 250,000 in all the undergraduate and postgraduate courses like Engineering, Management, pharmacy, MCA and Diploma and 10,000 plus faculty members in GTU. When in three years, every one of its more than 400,000 students and more than 20,000 faculty members are out in the field with the requirement that an innovative Final Year project is to be completed and put on the TechPedia, when there will be no way to hide the work, when good work will be awarded year after year, when thousands of small and big industries get the opportunity of thinking, jointly with young minds and faculty members about continuous improvements in their products & processes and when the law students work to make patent process and IPR processes easy, an entirely new environment of innovations will be created.
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Management Architecture: The GTU Innovation Council: chaired by the Vice Chancellor. The Council committee (CC) will include Professor Anil Gupta, Techpedia, Chairs of State level Chambers and Verticalassociations, ASSOCHAM, GCCI and other associations, government officers, Registrar of GTU and others. An Innovation Sankul: A Sankul is managed by two Co-Chairmen: one from a GTU College and the other from the industry, a Secretary and a Joint Secretary: an industry engineer and a student; the Sankul Committee (SC) with representations from Colleges, District Industry Officers, industries and prominent citizens. Each Sankul have been created taking about 20 colleges from multiple fields for developing an inclusive innovation ecosystem. Udisha (Innovation Club) at each GTU College: An Udisha Executive Committee (EC) at each GTU College will co-ordinate with its Sankul. Work In progress: • • • • Under this project 398 Udisha Clubs have been set up till today. The target is 495 by 30th April 2011. 25 Innovation Sankuls are at various stages of formation. This job will be completed by 30th April 2011. About a thousand students have gone on Shodh Yatras in Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Ahwa. Such Shodhyatras are conducted at the week-ends. About 30 thousand students are being mapped to industries and they will all be going to industries in June and July (after their pre-Final Year exams in May).

Objectives: • • • • To inculcate among students and faculty a spirit of enquiry and confidence in their ability as innovators To encourage the students to work with industries and businesses and R&D institutions with the help of Techpedia To facilitate innovations by MSMEs through support by GTU students and faculties To create appropriate eco-systems and environment to foster innovation by identifying the problems, designing and developing the product or improving the business / industrial processes, mentoring students/researchers during the project and evaluation of the project.

Report on the meeting of 16th April 2011: The three Innovation Sankuls at Ahmedabad had been planned at a meeting on 3rd March 2011. On 16th April, a meeting for working out of 18 more Innovation Sankuls in various parts of Gujarat was organized. To the meeting were invited the Principals and Directors of some of the Colleges along with the Managing Trustees of the Colleges. The managing trustees of colleges were also key participant in this meeting along with Co-Chairpersons of the Sankuls. The meeting was chaired by the Honorable VC, GTU.
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The meeting of 16th April was initiated with a welcome address by Honorable VC, Prof Akshai Agrawal. He discussed the purpose of creation of the GTU Innovation Council. He outlined the action agenda for the Council for the next three months. A presentation on GTU Innovation Council was presented to the Sankul authorities by Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta from Techpedia. The stories of achievements and successes during the last six weeks of work of one of the Innovation Sankuls at Ahmedabad were narrated by Prof M.R.Patel (CoChairperson, Academic-Naroda Sankul). He presented both qualitative and quantitative aspects of achievements during the industrial shodh yatras carried out at various industry clusters in and outside the Sankul. An open discussion session involving the Sankul authorities and Honorable VC, GTU brought out a methodology, which can help develop a progressive knowledge ecosystem at GTU based on innovation. Prof K.N.Mistry, Prof J.V. Desai, Prof M.R.Patel, Dr S.S.Pancholi and other principals of respective Sankuls shared some significant ideas for further strengthening the innovation management system and for bringing each Udisha club at every GTU college into the main loop of action agenda. Prof Ved Vyas Dwivedi stressed on harnessing the technical potential of younger students even at very 1st year level and shared some exciting success stories based on his experiments at Junagarh. The managing trustees from various institutes like SCET, Surat, Parul Institute of Engineering and Technologies shared some critical thoughts which will ensure the productivity of each Innovation Sankul and help bring industries and academia a step closer. A detailed discussion was held on involving pharmacy student in solving the real life issues of related industry clusters. Prof Akshai Agarwal shared his thoughts on creating clusters of MBAs and associated disciplines by bringing service industries and IT/ITES industries into the loop. Mr Gandhi from SCET (Innovation Sankul at Surat) suggested the creation of new motivational factors for both students and faculties. These can create an environment of awareness on IPR so that the dream of bringing Laxmi and Saraswati together as envisaged by Padmabhushan R.A.Mashelkar (President Global Research Alliance and former DG, CSIR) may be realized. Every participant through this discussion agreed on creating a mindset for
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innovation by informing each of the GTU student and faculty about the objectives and action agenda of the Council at the college level. There was a consensus for making an effort for better utilizing the summer of innovation agenda and linking students to industries through industrial shodh yatras to obtain the Industry Defined Problems. IDPs will be evaluated in August when the first semester of Final Year starts. The best 1000 IDPs will be given awards by GTU. It is expected that the professionals from the industries will come forward to both mentor and nurture the creativity of students during both the semesters of the Final Year. GTU will assist the best student/faculty projects for protecting their IPR and will help the students use the existing incubators and venture capital firms for converting their projects to marketable products. At the meeting, 18 Principals/ Directors of GTU Colleges, were appointed as Co-Chairpersons (academic) of the 18 Innovation Sankuls. Prof G. P. Vadodaria, Registrar GTU gave away the letters to various Sankul Co-Chairpersons (Academic). It was decided that the Chairperson (academic) of each Innovation Sankul will nominate five directors (academic) from each of the five domain: MBA, Pharmacy, Engineering, Diploma-Engineering and MCA, very soon. GTU will nominate a Co-Chairperson from the industry zone in each Sankul to assist the process of forging industry-academia relationships. It was decided that the following meetings for disseminating the idea of GTU Innovation Council may be arranged by each Sankul without any delay: (i) A meeting of all the College Principals/ Directors in the Sankul: every College, which has not yet formed the Udisha Club will be asked to form it without any delay. (ii) A meeting of all its faculty members by every College Principal/ Director (iii) A meeting of the entire Sankul Committee consisting of all the Principals/ Directors of the Colleges in the Sankul and the industry personnel (iv) A meeting of all the Udisha Clubs of the Sankul to be hosted by the Co-Chairperson (industry zone). It was also decided that the information about software industries in the region of the Sankul will be collected by the two Chairpersons and sent to GTU. Moreover the two chairpersons will take steps to bring the software industries into the fold of the Sankul. In addition at the meeting of 16th April was discussed the design of a roadmap for developing innovation culture in both industry and academia. It was decided that by the end of May, through shodh yatras or otherwise, all the pre-Final Year students will be mapped to some industry so that during June and July the students can all visit and study the processes at the industries and develop their plans for the Final Year project anchored in improving some product or process in some industry. Prof M.R.Patel gave the concluding remarks and a vote of thanks.

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1. Vadodara - 1: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr. S.S.Pancholi; Co-Chairperson (Industry): Ms. Abe Sabawala 2. Vadodara- 2: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Vilin P Parekh 3. VV Nagar-1: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.V N Kamat 4. VV Nagar- 2: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.F S Umrigar 5. Godhra: : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Bharat B Mistry 6. Ankeleshwar – Bharuch: : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr. J M Patel 7. Junagadh: : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr. Ved Vyas Dwivedi 8. Kutchh: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Prof. N G Hiranandani 9. Valsad-Vapi: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Sh. N M Patel 10. Navsari: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): 11. Mahesana: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Prahlad Kulkarni 12. Himmatnagar: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Natavarlal M Patel 13. Chhatral : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Prof. M M Patel 14. Jamnagar: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Prof. Siddharth B Jadeja 15. Surendranagar: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Gopal R Kulkarni 8 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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16. Rajkot-1 (Shaper Veraval) : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr. J V Desai 17. Rajkot-2 (Aji industrial belt) : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.R B Jadeja 18. Rajkot-3 (Metoda GIDC) : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Sachin P Parikh 19. Surat: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr. K N Mistry 20. Morbi: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Prof. P C Vasani 21. Ahmedabad- Naroda: appointed on 3rd March 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Professor M.R.Patel; Co-Chairperson (Industry): Sh. Sailesh Patwari 22. Ahmedabad- Vatva: appointed on 3rd March 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Professor M.N.Patel; Co-Chairperson (Industry): Sh. Archit Shah 23. Ahmedabad- Gandhinagar: appointed on 3rd March 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Professor J.V.Dave 24. Bhavnagar 25. Patan

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Appendix 2 Unique features of GTU Innovation council • Creating User Defined Innovation Eco-system- To create value for the research work, that has already been done, and the research which is under process at GTU, a User defined innovation ecosystem has been designed. Students and faculties at GTU are now defining the user’s need (User: industry, society, business) through Industrial Shodh Yatras which will be converted to a final year project /thesis in UG, PG, PhD level at GTU from July 2011. Around 40,000 projects will be attempted based on real industry floor issues at GTU and even 1% success rate will deliver a few hundred solutions to MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) every year. • Mapping of Industrial Needs and Academic research- All GTU research works in UG and PG level are now being scouted from all colleges and are being put together at www.techpedia.in .This will map the mind of 1 lac technical students every year and innovation quotient of the university will go up in a single stroke. By scouting the IDPs (industry defined projects) from the floors of MSMEs, GTU students and faculties will map the industrial needs in 166 industry clusters of Gujarat from all the engineering disciplines. Democratizing innovation management process- To ensure the active participation of each student of GTU in various stages, GTU Innovation Council has devised a 3stage system by creating GTU Sectorial Council, GTU Innovation Sankuls/Clusters and Udisha (Innovation) Clubs. 398 Innovation Clubs (Udisha) have already been established in GTU colleges by now and by 30th April 2011, 495 innovation clubs will be institutionalized in the entire GTU system. An udisha club consists of students and faculties of each stream of engineering. Sectorial Council at University has all vertical industry association representatives, who will take care of specific branch of engineering and technology in innovation clusters/Sankuls. Industry-Academia cluster development involving GIDCs and GTU collegesInvolving GTU colleges and MSME clusters, 25 GTU Innovation Sankuls are being set up in various parts of Gujarat. Every Innovation Sankul will have 18-25 colleges of engineering / MBA / pharmacy / polytechnic / MCA and a thousand MSMEs. Some industrial clusters have been created to address the need of specific sectorial industries in state. However every technology college caters to a broad spectrum of industries and businesses. Hence in case of such clusters, the students of more than one Sankul may be associated.
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• Creating sustainable motivation for students and researchers - GTU will reward 2 credits in its academic system to define the real floor issues (Industry defined projects, IDPs) of MSMEs (Micro, small and medium enterprises) of the State. Best 1000 problem proposals which will be submitted to University in August after industrial Shodh Yatra in the summer will be supported by the university to drive the ideas to product format. Four academic credits will be rewarded for attempting to solve these IDPs (industry defined projects) in the final year of GTU students. Developing relay model of innovation and student entrepreneurship module development- Techpedia and GTU will document the progress of all research works at GTU for every industry defined project in real time. This will make it possible to crack the problem through a few cycles of attempts of research. Some set of students will be able to convert the raw IDPs (MSME industry problems) to products or solutions. GTU will support the best solutions to reach a product level conceptualization. Students will be encouraged to develop entrepreneurship at both the UG as well as the PG level. As a pilot project, some UG students were able to successfully solve some IDPs during august –December 2010. This proved that our students have the talent to be able to do what they have not yet been challenged to do. GTU Innovation Council will foster innovation fueled student enterprise modules and a few dozen student startups can certainly be realized at the end of the academic year 2011-12. Emphasis on process innovation – For the very 1st time GTU Innovation Council will not only focus on the desired production solution for industries but it is also emphasizing on documenting the best ways to succeed in specific type of research work and to note down the ways which increase the time cycle of developing solutions in corresponding research areas. Multiple teams of students and faculties at multiple places will attempt similar industry problems to develop a model of collaborative research and product designing in innovative ways. This will reduce the time cycle of developing innovative products and processes for industries. Socializing Technologies- GTU Innovation Council is not only addressing the floor issue of industries but also scouting and documenting the socio-technical issues of tribal people and the most backward districts of the State like Dang. Through Shodh Yatras, GTU students are interacting with the rural and tribal people to map their socio-technical needs and converting them as research projects like designing low cost solar application for tribal areas and designing machines to process Chironji seeds in Dang districts. Protecting IPR, Intellectual property rights and bringing Saraswati and Laxmi together (promoting knowledge economy along with innovations.)-GTU Innovation
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Council will help the best thesis/projects attempted by students and faculties to get promoted and the University will help them in protecting their intellectual property rights(IPR) so that research will lead to sustainable knowledge economy with proper credit protection for the innovators. Awareness will be created among students and faculties about IPR issues to increase the efficiency of the system at each Innovation Sankul and Udisha Club. • Promoting Frugal/Gandhian Innovations- In an attempt to promote the concept of Gandhian engineering at university level in the state, Techpedia.in, in association with Gujarat Technological University (GTU), has initiated one of its kind of award to honour the best cost effective innovations at academic level that could benefit the masses. The categories for the awards have been instituted after the 32 engineering disciplines offered at GTU. Two awards will be given in each category of undergraduate, post-graduate and diploma courses. The awards will encourage and support students and faculty to design cost-effective and eco-friendly products and services for the larger section of society. The innovators will be motivated to put their efforts together in socializing technologies. Students and researchers at GTU will not only innovate to create value for money but also to create value for many. The innovation clubs will streamline the attempts aimed at creating more from less for more and more. Harnessing the numerous months of efforts of research for productive innovation creation- GTU students are putting some 10 months of effort in their final year in attempting to solve projects as a part of the curriculum. Around 1 lac students while putting 10 months of effort per year constitute nearly 1 million human months of efforts. Through this process GTU Innovation Council will effectively harness the students’ inputs guided by some 15,000 faculties at GTU in a collaborative environment to create a sustainable knowledge ecosystem in a period of the coming 3 years with a “feel the difference approach”. Exchanging mentors from industry and academia- GTU innovation Sankuls will exchange floor engineers from various MSMEs with corresponding faculties of particular stream which will further lead to design a road map in academia for a need based evolution. Students will get a practical insight and feedbacks from industry floors. This will enable them in blending their thoughts with proper orientation to adapt innovative approaches in solving real life issues.

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Date: 27/4/11 Venue: GTU Conference Hall

GTU Innovation Council appointed seven more co-chairmen for industry and academia in a meeting chaired by Honourable Vice Chancellor, Prof. Akshai Agarwal held at GTU Conference Hall. Prof. Agarwal assessed the work of various sankuls which were set up in the first phase. Dignitaries like Prof. N.G. Hiranandani , Prof. J.K.Rathod, Shri Dipak Shah, Mr. Ashok Panjwani, Prof. Jivraj Patel, Dr. K.N.Mistry, Dr .Hiren Patel and Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta were present, who shared their views based upon the initial experiments carried out at various Sankuls.

Prof. Ashok R. Pandya has been nominated as the Sankul co-chairman (Academic) in the Vadodara 1 Sankul . He shared some innovative strategies in linking institutions of various streams under each Sankul to harness the optimum potential of technical minds. He also shared his thoughts on inclusive Innovation Sankul development by appointing directors from all streams like Engineering, MBA, Pharmacy, MCA and Polytechnic. Mr. Deepak P.Shah was appointed as Co-Chairman (Industry) for Surendranagar Innovation Sankul. He shared his vision and thoughts in linking small industry clusters of central Gujarat and mapping their industry-defined problems from various floors. He stressed on the need for special efforts at the grass root level when the professional students start their academic work even at the first year level. He also said that he would be able to bring all the associations and chambers in the area into the Sankul. He also said that he would be able to use all the media for disseminating the information about the GTU Innovation Sankul widely.

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Mr. Ashok Panjwani has been nominated as Co-Chair (Industry) for Ankleshwar-Bharuch Sankul. He pointed out innovative strategies for reaching out to SMEs and scouting Industry Defined Projects (IDPs). Prof. Jivraj Patel suggested that in addition to the Principals/ Director, the managing trustees should also be invited to the Sankul meetings. Dr. K N Mistry has been nominated as Co-Chair (Academic) of Surat Sankul. He shared his attempts for improving innovation quotient and skill parameters of each student. He suggested initial support to innovative works based upon the problem thesis submitted after the summer industrial shodh yatra. Dr. Ajoy P. Bhattacharya (President, SGCCI) has been nominated as the Co-Chair (Industry) for Surat Innovation Sankul. Ms. Avi Sabavala (President, VCCI) has been nominated as the Co-Chair (Industry) for the Sankul Innovation at Vadodara -1.

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Kutchh Sankul Co-Chair (Academics ), Prof N.G. Hiranandani stressed the design and development of solutions for local needs in various part of the state and to to develop viable as well as sustainable projects for the industry. Professor Aggarwal appreciated the excellent work by Tolani Institute for Industry-Institute interaction and he said that Prof Hiranandani was required to play a bigger role in leading all the Colleges in the Sankul to have a closer inter-action with the industries.

Hiranmay Mohanti suggested creating sector-specific Sankuls (moving from geographic dividend to vertical dividend). Empathetic model of innovation scouting and development was widely discussed in the meeting. In needy areas correlations will be drawn to find out possible linkages between public policy, industrial requirement and ongoing research trend. Steps to avoid repetition of the same project without considerable value addition were widely discussed. The relay model of innovation was also discussed upon. The Honorable Vice Chancellor, Prof Akshai Aggarwal suggested the following points while sharing visions and action agenda: • To arrange a meeting of all college Principals/ Directors under each Sankul as soon as possible to design a road map for inclusive innovation agenda pertaining to a need based evolution. To ensure that all the Principals/ Directors are made aware of the concept fully and share their inputs while designing action agenda at each Sankul level so that every single faculty and student can be involved. To involve the industry co-chairman and his nominated members in each Sankul so that industry views point maybe known while forming concrete action agenda. To have periodic meetings of the Sankul Committee and regular meetings of each UDISHA Club Executive Committee. 30-40 students of pre-Final Year class may be allocated to a faculty member of each college for developing a strong linkage during the summer of innovation agenda. These | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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6-7 teachers of each college will act as focal connecting points for communication along with the Udisha coordinators of the respective college. Problem statements (industry defined problems, IDPs) scouted from industry floor have to be assessed within the first month of submission at college (internal) level in a welldefined and transparent manner.

Mr. Ashok Panjwani, Co-chairman (industries), Ankleshwar – Bharuch innovation Sankul is sharing his views and strategies for developing inclusive innovation agenda.

Prof Akshai Aggarwal, VC, GTU welcomes Mr. Deepak P.Shah as co-chairman (Industry) for Surendranagar Innovation Sankul.

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1. Vadodara - 1: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-chairperson (Academic) Prof. Ashok R. Pandya Co-chairperson (Industry) Ms. Avi Sabavala (President, VCCI) 2. Vadodara- 2: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Vilin P Parekh 3. VV Nagar-1: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.V N Kamat 4. VV Nagar- 2: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.F S Umrigar 5. Godhra: : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Bharat B Mistry 6. Ankeleshwar – Bharuch: : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr. J M Patel Co-Chairperson (Industry) : Mr. Ashok Panjwani 7. Junagadh: : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr. Ved Vyas Dwivedi 8. Kutchh: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Prof. N G Hiranandani 9. Valsad-Vapi: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Sh. N M Patel 10. Navsari: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): 11. Mahesana: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Prahlad Kulkarni 12. Himmatnagar: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Natavarlal M Patel 13. Chhatral : appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Prof. M M Patel 14. Jamnagar: appointed on 16th April 2011 Co-Chairperson (Academic): Prof. Siddharth B Jadeja 5 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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Report A Conference for organizing the Innovation Sankuls at Surat, Ankeleshwar – Bharuch, Valsad-Vapi and Navsari

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Conference for organizing the Innovation Sankuls at Surat, Ankeleshwar – Bharuch, Valsad-Vapi and Navsari at SCET (Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, Surat,) Surat A conference for organizing the Innovation Sankuls at Surat, Ankeleshwar – Bharuch, Valsad-Vapi and Navsari was organized at SCET, Surat on 3rd April 2011. Prof. Akshai Agarwal, Honorable VC, GTU, Principals/ Directors of Colleges affiliated with GTU from Navsrai, Vapi-Valsad, Surat and Ankleshwer-Bharuch participated in this meeting. An equal participation was from South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industries and MSMEs & Bigger industries from the region.

Dr.Ajoy Bhattacharya, president, Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI), welcoming Prof Akshai Agarwal , VC, GTU.

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Conference of GTU principals, industry chamber authorities, various discrete industry leaders and representatives from SVNIT Surat, GCCI and Techpedia.

The session started with a welcome address by Shri Rajani Kant Marfatia, Chairman of SCET, Surat and Prof K.N.Mistry, Principal, SCET. Prof Akshai Agarwal described the concept of GTU Innovation Council, Innovation Sankuls and Udisha Clubs. Dr.Ajoy Bhattacharya, President,
Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI), welcomed honorable VC for the initiative of GTU Innovation Council. Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta from Techpedia shared the agenda for the Innovation Sankuls and briefed about a few successful pilot cases of Innovation Sankul attempts under GTU Innovation Council. Mr. Tanmay Mehta, Secretary GCCI promised that GCCI would work for strengthening the Innovation Sankuls and assured of cooperation from MSMEs and industries to 2 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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this excellent initiative. Some of the Industry leaders shared some valuable insights pertaining to specific vertical and geographic industry clusters in the region. Prof K.N.Mistry presented the work, already done by the Udisha club at SCET, Surat. A Principal from a College in Valsad-Vapi region

shared valuable inputs especially in the pharmacy sector. To promote a user defined research
ecosystem and to map the MSME issues of southern Gujarat industry leaders from GCCI and SGCCI and others strongly recommended the proposed Industrial Shodh Yatra by faculties and students coordinated by each Udisha clubs at GTU colleges. The industry defined problems will be converted as real project work by students and faculties at GTU from the next academic year. Some of the Principals from polytechnics suggested relay model of innovation where a product/service can be conceptualized and realized via a few cycle of research and development work in multiple

places and multiple groups. A few principals strongly recommended to create awareness about IPR and associated culture so that even at UG level research works will lead to some significant solutions. An empathetic model of innovations was the common tone shared by each participant in the conference. Industry leaders shared thoughts on distributed product/solution development via GTU students by modularizing the bigger problems into smaller ones and sharing it with multiple groups of students, guided by mentors from inside and outside of the college. General manager (HR) from L & T, Hazira industrial zone, Surat shared thoughts on moving ahead of conventional industry visit/training to a model where students and faculties will realize and document a problem from industry floor via interaction with shop-floor workers. He said that this will provide a better insight of the IDP; (industry defined problem).GTU will evaluate these IDPs in early part of the final year and give awards to the quality proposals of students. Principals who participated in this discussion said that this inverted model will at least enhance the innovation quotient among each faculty/student. Dr Bhattacharya offered full co-operation from SGCCI, the leading industry
chamber in southern Gujarat, and offered meaningful partnership with each of the Innovation Sankuls and Udisha Clubs in the region. He along with Mr. Rohit Mehta , VP & IPP of Surat

Diamond Association promised to provide all possible help to the youth of the colleges in the Innovation Sankuls of the region through continuous monitoring and feedback. Principals of respective Sankuls proposed to make sector specific objectives and approaches in various verticals of engineering and specially in designing ecosystem for interdisciplinary research works. Prof K.N.Mistry gave vote of thanks at the closing of the meeting and wished to design an action plan for the SCET-based Sankul with inputs from both industry and academia within a few weeks.

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Appendix 1 1. Ankleshwer-Bharuch Innovation Sankul: 14 GTU colleges and businesses and Industries of the area 2. Navsari Innovation Sankul: 14 GTU colleges and businesses and Industries of the area 3. Surat Innovation Sankul: 19 GTU affiliated colleges and businesses and Industries of the area 4. Valsad-Vapi Innovation Sankul: 11 GTU affiliated colleges and businesses and Industries of the area

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Appendix 2 List of a few participant from the Industries
Sr. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Name of the Organization GJEPC, Surat Sanghavi Exports,Surat Sahajanand Chemicals,Surat Indian Diamond Inst., Surat Venus Jewel, Surat Fairdeal Filaments Shahlon Ind.,Surat SGCCI, Surat RIL, Hazira Lexus, Surat Himson Groups, Surat RIL, Hazira Guj. State Elect. Co. Ltd., Ukai SGCCI, Surat ONGC, Hazira ONGC, Hazira UPL, Surat Rachna Group, Surat Garden Silk Mills, Surat L & T, Hazira Sargam Const. Pvt. Ltd., Surat Surat Manav Seva Sangh, Surat SIECC, Surat Name of the Participant Mr. Chandrakant R. Sanghavi Mr. Aagam Sanghavi Mr. Dhirajlal Kotadia Mr. Samir D. Joshi Mr. Sevanti P. Shah Mr. Nitin Shah Dr. Ajoy Bhattacharya Mr. Suresh Lachhwani Mr. Janak Mistry Mr. R.S. Bachkaniwala Mr. Rajendra Mehta Mr. D. N. Panchal Mr. Rohit Mehta Mr. Ajay Garg Mr. Rajan Asthana Mr. Ashok Panjwani Mr. J. P. Aharwal Mr. Kamal Desai Mr. Atul Desai Mr. Bharat Shah Shri Bharat Shah Shri Rajendra Chokhawala Vice President Director Director President Asst Vice President CEO, MD Director AVP TPS VP& IPP of Surat Dimond Asso. Chief Engineer (P) Chief Manager Ex. Director Chairman G.M. Mktg. Head HR & Adm Sec. Designation Chairman Director CEO Dy. Director

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Minutes of First Meeting of Udisha Club Held at S. J. Thakkar Pharmacy College , Rajkot on 30th April, 2011, Saturday (12:00 to 01:00 pm)
S. J. Thakkar Pharmacy College, Rajkot has organized first meeting of ‘Udisha Club’, framed as per the direction of GTU, on 30th April, 2011, Saturday during 12:00 noon to 01:00 pm. Following Staff and student members were remain present in aforesaid meeting (Annexure – I) Sr. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Name of member Dr. Manish A. Rachchh Mrs. Parula Patel Mr. Pinakin Jadav Mr. Mehul Rana Ms. Jagruti Vaghela Mr. Bipin Patel Mr. Hardik Bhalodiya Mr. Hitesh Prajapati Mr. Vishvesh Kanabar Designation Chairman Executive members Executive members Executive members Coordinator Committee members Committee members Committee members Committee members

Following agendas were discussed during this meeting. Agenda – 1 Objectives of Udisha Club

Dr. Manish A. Rachchh, chairman of this club welcome all the members and give idea regarding inception and actualization of ‘Udisha Club’ policy framed by GTU. Agenda – 2 Presentation about “Innovation Sankul”

Ms. Jagruti Vaghela, co-ordinator of this club gave the oral presentation about ‘Innovation Sankul” sent by GTU and elaborate it among the members. All the members appreciate the innovative task initiated by GTU. Agenda – 3 Identification of Industry Defined Project (IDP) and arranging „Shodh Yatra”

Dr. Manish A. Rachchh discussed with all club members regarding policies which are at discussion level at GTU regarding final year student projects by identifying Industry defined problems (IDP) and to do so arrange ‘Shodh Yatra” in upcoming 7th and 8th semester of B. Pharm.

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Pre-preparation for „Shodh Yatra‟

Dr. Manish A. Rachchh suggested that, we have to first approach indirectly to different pharma SME and MSME by sending a letter highlighting our objectives for IDP as well as for ‘Shodh Yatra’. Faculty and student members were given responsibility to compile, collect and co-ordinator with different pharma industrial cluster, which are mentioned as per below. Sr. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Regional of Pharma SME / MSME Ahmedabad Baroda Rajkot Surendranagar North Gujarat South Gujarat Faculty Member Dr. Rina Gokani Ms. Jagruti Vaghela Mrs. Parula Patel Mr. Vipul Jambukiya Mr. Mehul Rana Mr. Pinakin Jadav Students Member Mr. Bipin Patel Mr. Hardik Bhalodiya Mr. Mohit Rokad Ms. Khyati Jobanputra Mr. Vishvesh Kanabar Mr. Hitesh Prajapati

Ms. Parula B. Patel has suggested to send college brochure highlighting skill and potential of college for positive feed – back from Industries in this regards. Finally meeting was ended with vote of thanks of chairperson and each members agreed to schedule such meeting on last Saturday of each month.

(Ms. Jagruti Vaghela) Co-ordinator Udisha Club, S. J. Thakkar Pharmacy College, (264) Rajkot – 360 005 Mo. : 9904230519 Emial : jagruti_910@yahoo.com

(Dr. Manish A. Rachchh) Chairperson Udisha Club, S. J. Thakkar Pharmacy College, (264) Rajkot – 360 005 Mo. : 9099063164 Email : manishrachhh@gmail.com

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Meeting of UDISHA Club Members

Chairman addressing members

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Handover of Pamphlet of “Innovation Sankul” to Mrs. Parula B. Patel

Handover of Pamphlet of “Innovation Sankul” to Ms. Jagruti P. Vaghela

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Udisha Clubs creating the Summer of Innovation Agenda Linkages between MSMEs and Academia

GTU Innovation Sankuls have started the process of developing roadmaps for inclusive innovation based upon the need of local industry clusters through Udisha clubs. A few Sankuls have done significant progress in conducting some brief industrial Shodh Yatras and mapped a few dozen industry defined problems (IDPs) which will be converted as the Final Year projects by GTU Students. Industry clusters across the state have shown significant enthusiasm. The authorities from floor engineers to top authorities have cooperated openheartedly in the mapping process. Looking to the objective of mapping MSME issues during summer 2011, the GTU’s Udisha Clubs, jointly with GTU Innovation Sankuls, have started training its young pre-final-year students who will map the industry issues and look for a better product or process while working upon it in the final year project/thesis.

Meeting was held at Shrimad Rajchandra Institute of Management and Computer Application (SRIMCA) on 28.04.2011 where the Udisha members brainstormed for designing an innovation ecosystem in the Indian context.

Similarly the inaugural meeting of all pre-final-year students and Udisha coordinators was held at MLIDS Bhandu. In this discussion faculty coordinators and students took part in sharing their own views in addition to the context proposed by GTU Innovation Council. The students and faculties suggested in co-creating innovation clusters including all verticals of applied sciences, engineering and other disciplines. Prof K.R.Patel shared a brief agenda
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based upon the inputs taken from each stake holder in the entire discussion. A decision was taken to inform the concept and action agenda to each of pre-final year students so that the optimum potential of technology youth can be harnessed in GTU in the innovative process.

Similarly the meeting of UDHISA Club members & HODs, Directors –ME, CE, E&C, EE and R&D was held at Babaria Institute of Technology, Varnama chaired by Dr. S.S Pancholi. He briefed about the working of GTU Innovation Sankuls & UDHISHA Clubs under it thru a PowerPoint presentation. The specific point of discussions was about Shodh Yatra for identifying the projects for final year students of 2011-2012. After a detailed discussion, it was decided that, with the help of the database of VCCI (Vadodara Chamber of Commerce & Industry) Directory, all the four departments will identify at least 15-20 industries per department. These industries will be approached in the first week of June (i.e. immediately after the examinations of the Pre Final Year of Sem VI (degree engineering programs) of each department are over. This process, it was decided, will be supported by staff members of respective departments. The Club will have to collect an adequate no. of projects from industries. They will also find out about the technical personnel from the industries, who can provide help for working on the projects. The list of industries to be approached will be submitted by 30th April and the list of students (at least 2/industry) who will carry out the Shodh Yatra along with the staff members for support will be submitted by 3rd May 2011 to the T&P Department (office of the UDHISHA).This information along with the future plan of action for Shodh Yatras will be forwarded to GTU and Techpedia immediately after 3rd May 2011. Prof H.G. Rajput shall provide guidance to the team of each department for proper approach to industries; if requested by each department. The Schedule of concluding the Shodh Yatra has been delayed due to less availability of students & staff members in recent weeks, due to term work preparation and semester-end teaching effort. Similarly at C. U. Shah College of Master of Computer Application, the meeting of the GTU Udisha Club was chaired by Dr. G. R. Kulkarni, Principal of CCET, and & CoChairperson of the
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Surendranagar Sankul. Dr. H. B. Bhadka, Patron of UDISHA Club of CCMCA, Wadhwan also shared his valuable inputs in this meeting. The meeting started with a welcome address by Dr. H. B. Bhadka and sharing inputs regarding the Objectives of UDISHA club, an initiatives by GTU, Ahmedabad. The PPT presentation was discussed by Dr. G. R. Kulkarni and shared with the UDISHA club materials & documents to all the members. As a part of the Club activities, Dr. H. B. Bhadka met District Director Officer (DDO) Shri K. K. Nirala, IAS of Surendranagar on dated 31-3-2011 at DDO Office, Surendranagar and they are ready to extend their support to invite students/faculties to develop the real-life IT applications needed to be implemented across the villages of Surendranagar District. Shri Nirala is impressed with the initiatives and he has assured to work together regarding such creative activities. Shri Nirala assured that they would make arrangements for financial support, appreciation to the students, faculties, institute in the form of shield/award & certification. Shri Nirala also assured that they would definitely extend their cooperation as the society & students will be the most beneficiary. The team also met Shri Prakashbhai Varmora, CEO of Varmora Group of Industries & President, GIDC Wadhwan and briefed him about the objective of UDISHA club and GTU Innovation Council.

Dr. G. R. Kulkarni, Principal of CCET & Co- Chairperson (Academic) of Innovation Sankul is addressing the students and faculty members during the conference.

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Ms Trupti Pandya Co-ordinator Udisha Club, MGITER, Navsari conducted a meeting with faculty members & student members of the Udisha Club. It was the 4th meeting of the Club.

R K University team is brainstorming in designing an effective innovation ecosystem with excellence.

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Majority of Innovation clubs at engineering, pharmacy, diploma, MBA, MCA colleges under GTU have significantly progressed significantly in developing their own roadmap suitable to local context .This has significantly pushed the mission ahead with scaling in both inputs and outputs with proper orientation.

Prof Sudeeb Bagchi is sharing his views with his Udisha Club members on the theme of GTU Innovation Council to bind industry-academia and innovations.

Mr. Kaushal Patel, faculty of Shree Samanvay Pharma Education & Research, BOTAD & Coordinator of GTU’s Udisha Club discussed an action plan at a meeting on 27 April 2011 with the students and faculty members.

A meeting of the UDISHA Club at A. D. Patel Institute of Technology was held on at 4:00 pm on 27th April, 2011, at Computer Dept. Lab. Twenty eight club members (faculties as well as student members) attended the meeting. Members were briefed about the objectives and activities of the Club by Institutional Coordinator, Dr. Dhaval Jani and Principal R K Jain. The presentation "Innovation Sankuls" was circulated to the members and discussed. It has also
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been planned to boost activities of "Shodh Yatra" through training and placement cell of the institution.

GTU Innovation Club members attending a meeting at A. D. PATEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.

As per the discussion at the GTU Innovation Sankul meeting on 16th April, 2011, Udisha Club at VVP Engg. College has geared up with the activities of the Innovation Sankul at Rajkot-3 (Metoda GIDC). Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta of Techpedia.in had visited the colleges during the last semester and he had held inter-active sessions with the students to map the academic need factors.

Mr. Amit Degada, Convenor of UDISHA club and his team is in regular touch with students and their corresponding industries since last 4 months for initial level mapping and have already established the coordinators from each department. Mr. Ashvin Karemore, Dr. Krishna Joshi, Mr. Bhavesh Dobaria, Mr. Sachin Rajani, Mr. Dipesh Kundalia, Mr. Girish Mulchandani and Mr. Kunal Khimani are the Co-coordinators from the different branches. For the ‘Shodh Yatras’, the students of 6th semester Mechanical and Electrical have linked with Kadvani Forge LTD., Metoda since 1st week of March, GIDC. They are working with Mr. Jayant Jamuvar (Head, Designing Department) with two projects. Milap Vadi, Nishank Dholakia, Hiren makwana and Rahul Kundnani of 6th Semester are making progress on the project of Power Factor Improvement and Pneumatic Control of a forging machine to improve Efficiency of the Forging Machines. Prof. Sachin Parikh, Co-Chairman (academia) of Rajkot Innovation Sankul-3 has guided the above teams for linking maximum possible MSMEs of nearby GIDCs to the student groups.

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The above Udisha Club and a team lead by Mr. Utkarsh Mehta and Mr Rashesh Dave have successfully arranged a dozen industrial Shodh Yatras involving students of various colleges and disciplines in different colleges. They have successfully linked around 100 industries in 4 GIDC estates with various departments of respective colleges where a few students and faculties have started working, based upon the IDPs taken from the floor of MSME and larger industries and business.

Prof. Mitesh Dadhania has added a similar effort at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Management, Rajkot. They have explored many frugal ways for socializing the technologies and management applications with impact at BOP and MSMEs for whom these young management students can be a great resource person.

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64 GTU Udisha Clubs at various MBA colleges in different GTU Innovation Sankuls have started working under the guidance of their Udisha coordinators and Innovation Sankul authorities. GTU Innovation Council is soon going to integrate the vertical specific clusters and service sectors with these MBA Innovation Clubs to provide a practical case to each of GTU’s young student guided by mentors both from MSMEs and academia. A holistic and inclusive innovation agenda is being articulated looking to these 10,000 plus students who can significantly add to BOP.

The GTU Innovation Council-enabled UDISHA clubs in various colleges prove that ‘Practice is the best of all instructors ‘by facilitating industrial visits in an empathetic manner where the user defined issues are being taken as the key target to be solved. These ‘Shodh Yatras’, as the name suggests, are quests for innovation. On 21st March 2011, the students of Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science, Rajkot had visited Rainbow Technocast industry for the same and subsequently a half a dozen industries after this visit.. The industries were visited under the guidance of Prof. Ashish Kothari and lead by Mr. Rashesh Dave and Mr. Utkarsh Mehta. There were 24 teams from various disciplines of engineering who returned with a rich, first-hand, practical experience of industrial practice and started working upon the located issues even in multidisciplinary context. They have mapped around 4 dozen industries basically from MSME sectors during the past 3 months and 13 attempts have been made to design the prototypes of the proposed value added solutions for corresponding industries either in improving a product or process parameter.

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Industrial Shodh Yatras are aiming to 4 basic aspects: 1) To benchmark the current level of energy, material and technology youths in the enterprise.2) To identify any innovation that the Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) unit may have tried 3) To locate a set of welldefined problems, which may be solved by the students jointly with the faculty and floor persons from MSMEs/Users.( These problems may be taken up by students as their final year project or as a challenge project).4) To identify the policy bottlenecks which are coming in the way of realizing fully the entrepreneurial potential of 1 lac young minds at GTU.

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The first meeting of the Principals/Directors of

GTU Innovation Sankul-Mehasana
Date: 26/4/11 Venue: Board room of Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering Visnagar

This Innovation Sankul consists of a significant no of Engineering, Pharmacy, MBA, MCA and Diploma institutes and a few clusters of MSMEs. Prof. Prahlad T. Kulkarni (Principal Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering Visnagar) has been nominated as the Co-Chairman (Academics) for this Innovation Sankul. The very 1st meeting of Principals/ Directors of this Sankul was held at Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering for developing a road map of inclusive innovation in the ecosystem. Prof. Prahlad T. Kulkarni chaired the discussions and initiated the Sankul activities.

Dr Kulkarni welcomed all those, present at the meeting. Since it was the 1st meeting of the Principals/Directors of Mehasana Sankul, all the members were requested to introduce themselves. Dr Prahlad Kulkarni made a presentation on GTU Innovation Council. It led to a nice brainstorming session. Many Principals/Directors shared their ideas & gave useful inputs for the successful implementation of this dream project of our honourable Vice Chancellor. As proposed by GTU Innovation Council, each Innovation Sankul has to nominate directors from each vertical like engineering, diploma, MBA, Pharmacy and MCA. The following authorities were nominated as Directors in the respective verticals of Mehasana Innovation Sankul:

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Field Degree Engineering/PG Diploma Name of the Director Dr D J Shah Prof. K C Patel College LCIT, Bhandu Merchant Polytechnic College, Basna B S Patel Pharmacy College, Linch Nootan MBA College, Visnagar Nootan MCA College, Visnagar

Pharmacy

Prof. R D Bharadia

MBA

Prof. J Sethi

MCA

Prof. Vikram Kaushik

All the members were requested to offer suggestions for the Co-Chairman (Industry) and for other members from industries. In the next meeting (to be organized by Prof. K C Patel Merchant Polytechnic College, Basna), each group will meet separately and share their experience/success stories and help the other members of their group. GTU Innovation Council will provide the list of Industries & the contact persons for need sooner. The Principals/Directors who were involved in the above meeting agreed to make joint efforts to explore the maximum possible collaboration with industry/business/MSMEs. Prof Kulkarni proposed a vote of thanks to all the esteemed Principals/Directors present, for their cooperation and active participation.

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Appendix 1 GTU Innovation Sankul-Mehasana GTU Innovation Council has set up an Innovation Sankul at Mehasana consisting of following colleges.
Sr. No. College Code

INSTITUTE NAME

ADDRESS

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Laljibhai Chaturbhai Institute Of Technology, Bhandu S. P. B. Patel Engineering College, Saffrony, Mehsana Sankalchand Patel College Of Engineering, Visnagar Merchant Engg. College, Basna. Visnagar Sardar Patel Institute Of Tech., Piludara, Mehsana SHRI SATSANGI SAKETDHAM `RAM ASHRAM` GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS, Vadasma Nootan Pharmacy College, Visnagar Radhe School Of Pharmacy & BioResearch Institute, Hirpura B. S. Patel Pharmacy College, Linch, Mehsana Sarvjanik Pharmacy College, Mehsana

Mehsana-Unjha Highway, At & Po: Bhandu,Dist: Mehsana - 384120 Holiday Resort At & Po. Ta. & Dist. Mahesana - 285720. Linch,

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039

3

040

Sankalchand Patel Sahakar Vidyadham, Kamana Char Rasta, VISNAGAR – 384 315. Visnagar - Mehsana Highway, Basna, Ta.Visnagar,Dist. Mehsana. Visnagar-Mehsana Highway, At. Piludara, Ta. & Dist. Mehsana. At & Post: Vadasma ; Ta & Dist: Mehsana, Pin: 382708.

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065

5

068

6

091

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P. Sahakar Vidyadham, Kamana Crossing, Ambaji Road, Visnagar - 384315. HIRPUR, TA: VIJAPUR, DIST : MEHASANA. Nr. Saffrony Holiday Resort, At & Po. Linch, Ta. & Dist. Mahesana - 285720. Nr. ARVIND BAUG, MEHSANA - 384 001. KRISHNA CAMPUS, SHANKHALPUR, BECHRAJI, TAL & DIST: MAHESANA AT & PO: VADASMA, TA: MEHSANA, MEHSANA - 382708 LALJIPARK, BHANDU, MEHSANA - 384120 VISNAGAR,

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238

9

240

10

245

11

255

12

512

Shree Krishna Institute Of Pharmacy, Shankhalpur K. J. Patel Jeeva Deep Education Trust The College Of MCA, Rampura LALJIBHAI CHATURBHAI Institute Of Technology , Bhandu

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515

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Nootan Sarva Vidyalaya Kelavani Mandal Sanchalit, M.C.A. College Visnagar SAKANCHAND PATEL SAHKAR VIDYADHAM, GANDHINAGAR- AMBAJI STATE HIGHWAY, LINK ROAD, VIANAGAR - 384315 Sankalchand Patel Sahakar Vidyadham, Kamana Char Rasta, VISNAGAR – 384 315.

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524

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529

Sankalchand Patel College Of Engineering, Visnagar Patel Group of Institutions (SFI) Village-Moti Dau,Tal-Di:Mehsana Shree Marutinandan Institute of Computer and Management Studies,Nalanda Vidhya Sankul,Mehsana-(SFI) VJKM Institute of Management and Computer Studies,VADU, TA- KADI, DIST- MEHSANA (SFI) Nootan Sarva Vidhyalaya Kelavani Mandal Sanchalit Mba College Visanagar Sakalchand Patel College Of Engineering Visnagar Sardar Institute Of Management And Computer Application, Vijapur

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548

17

550

MOTI DAU, MEHSANA - 384002 NALANDA VIDHYA SANKUL, NR. RUPABEN RIVER, UMTA, VISNAGAR-384320, MAHESANA AT & PO: VADU, TA: KADI, MEHSANA 382705

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552

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739

Sankalchand Patel Sahakar Vidyadham, Gandhinagar Ambaji Link Road, Visnagar. "VASANT VAGDO", NR. K-7 CIRCLE, GANDHINAGAR- 382026 Near Visnagar-Bhavsor Link Road, At & Post. Vijapur, Ta. Vijapur Dist. Mehsana, Pin 382 870 AT & PO: RAJPUR, TA : KADI, MEHSANA

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752

21

754

22

764

Shree Sarswati Education Sansthan Group Of Institutions, Rajpur, Mehsana

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779

SPB Patel Engineering College Mehsana

Nr. Saffrony Resort, Ahmedabad Mehsana Highway, At & Post - Linch, Dist. Mehsana - 384435. Pathdarshak Campus, Mansa-Vijapur Road, B/h. Veda Bus-stop, At Veda, Ta. Mansa, Dist. Gandhinagar - 382855. BLOCK NO. 214/B,, B/H. WATER PARK, AT & PO: BALIYASAN, MEHSANA - 382732 MOTI DAU, MEHSANA - 384002 Lajipark, Unjha-Mahesana Highway, At & PO : Bhandu, Ta. Visnagar Dist. Mahesana.

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783

Swami Vivekanand Mba College , Mansa,Gandhinagar P.G.Rao Oxford School of Management,Baliyasan,Dist: Mehsana(SFI) Patel Group of Institutions (SFI)-Moti Dau,Tal-Dist-Mehsana M. L. Institute Of Diploma Studies, Bhandu

25

800

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803

27

635

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28 636 Merchant Polytechnic College, Basna 29 644 B. S. Patel Polytechnic, Kherva, Mehsana Swami Sachchidanand Polytechnic College, Visnagar Narayanbhai Bhikhabhai Patel Polytechnic,Piludara, Mehsana Savitaben Dahyabhai Patel Polytechnic, Mehsana

Mehsana Visnagar Road, AT & Po. Basna Ta. Visnagar, Mehsana-384315. Ta. Limdi, Dist. Surendranagar. Gandhinagar Ambaji State Highway, Link Road, Kamana Char Rasta, Visnagar 384315. Piludara, Ta & Di. Mehsana Pin. 384 380. At & Po. Gadha, Ta. & Di. Mehsana - 384 380.

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650

31 32

668 669

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List of Participants in the meeting April 26, 2011 at 3 PM Venue: Board room of Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering Visnagar.

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Prof. Hitesh Panchal Prof. Gudeb Bagchi Prof. P T Kulkarni Prof. Y C Joshi Prof. J K Patel Prof. P D Bharadia Prof. S S Patel Prof. Vikram Kaushik Prof. Bijendra Agrawal Prof. J Sethi Prof. R M Patel Prof. J D Patel Prof. K C Patel Prof. S K Patel Prof. V P Lunja

LCIT, Bhandu S P B Patel Engineering College, Saffrony Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering, Visnagar Merchant Engineering College, Basna Nootan Pharmacy College, Visnagar B S Patel Pharmacy College, Linch LCIT, Bhandu Nootan MCA College, Visnagar VJKM Institute, Vadu Nootan MBA College, Visnagar M L Polytechnic, Bhandu Merchant Polytechnic College, Basna Merchant Polytechnic College, Basna Swami Sachidananda Polytechnic College, Visnagar S D Patel Polytechnic College, Gadha

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Frugal and Gandhian Engineering Innovations: the unique strength of GTU Innovation Council

The students and faculties of GTU are being encouraged and supported to design and develop products and services with more performance, from less material, less cost, less time, less environmental pollution and for the benefit of the four billion people, whose income levels are even less than two dollars a day. The concept of Gandhian Engineering & sciences /Frugal Engineering & sciences and innovation for “Creating more from less for More and More" is being insisted to focus on socio-technical needs of the country. GTU has become the 1st such large scale university in the world to take a lead in this challenge. Mr Hiranmay Mahanta from Techpedia represented a team to benchmark such frugal/Gandhian innovations at various colleges at GTU including polytechnic. The study reveals that a huge potential of young students and researchers in these colleges can be tapped and from which meaningful solutions/products can be developed. A few labs of GTU colleges were visited to map the innovation quotient of the diploma students and it was revealed that a decent quality research trend is propelling the innovation agenda at even UG level. The key challenge is to protect the IPR of the corresponding innovators at various GTU colleges and look forward to either possible technology transfer or entrepreneurship modules development even at UG/Diploma level. GTU innovation council found a great deal of possibility in patenting such innovations at University and a low cost channel is being developed at GTU for filing 1000 patents for those frugal and efficient innovative projects/solutions for these students and faculties. Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta visited a few college labs in Mehshana Innovation Sankul like LCIT and similar colleges and found a great possibility in creating sustainable knowledge ecosystem fuelled by innovation in the coming days.

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Present work from LCIT by Shaikh Shehbaj G is for New Innovative solar cooker called “Portable Solar cooker”. This Project shows the analysis of portable solar cooker. Temperature was measured with the help of thermocouples as well as Suryamapi. The efficiency of the portable solar cooker is found to be higher than that of the conventional solar cooker. No tracking mechanism is required in this innovation. Concentration ratio is obtained up to 3. Students claim an advantage of flat as well as concentrating collector, which optimizes the efficiencies.

While many stepper based NC packages are available, in this project, drivers have been developed to drive the motor up to a specified distance and rotation. Using this machine developed by Chavda Bhupendrakumar P., Gambhva Govindbhai B, Suthar Sureshkumar R, Bihari Mahebilkhan M, Panchal Chiragbhai V, and guided by Prof. M. K. Modh and Prof. Y. L. Raol, human effort become very less as compared to manual operation. It can be used for cutting design, milling, drilling and reaming. Three axis movement of the cutting tool is the USP of the machine.

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An attempt has been made to fabricate the Turbocharger for Two Wheelers in this project. The exhaust gas is used to rotate the turbine with blower arrangement. Exhaust gas is used to rotate the blower and this air is given to the ignition input supply. It is a low-cost system, which improves engine efficiency. Detonation is greatly reduced by use of this turbocharger. Turbocharger can be easily made by locally available material. The output can increase as much as 25% as compared to the output from conventional two stroke petrol engines. Students have designed a multi nut remover system in approximate 2000~3000 INR. The ordinary spanner removes one nut in 60sec and multiunit remover removes the entire nut in 60sec. so time is saved. Multinut remover is the device which reduces the time and human effort. The device is very useful in H-Bag car.

The function of Nut remover can be summed up “to provide the most effective spanner tools system” at low cost. Prof. M.K. Modh
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LPG Refrigerator is designed to work up to a capacity of 125 Liters. It was found that a fall of temperature of -5 degree inside refrigerator could occur within a short time in testing. It is very handy as well as portable. Payback time is also good compared with conventional refrigerator. It can also be used in low temperature application like pharmaceutical industry, dairy industries, cold storage etc. Prof. A. B. Patel guided the student group led by Patel Birenkumar K and Patel Chintan D .

An improved solar Distillation method has been designed by Prof. D. M. Patel and a group of students. It can receive radiation from all sides and hence no tracking is required. Maximum distillate output of 4.2 Liter per day/meter square area can be achieved. The output can be increased up to 40% by varying parameters like using coal, fins, perforated plates etc.

We have not yet been able to explore all possible opportunities for improving access, affordability, sustainability, efficiency, productivity and competitiveness in the needy domain of socio-technical applications and for focusing on bottom of the pyramid of our society. These innovations are one more step in that direction. The students and faculties are being encouraged and supported to design and develop products and services with more

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performance, from less material, less cost, less time, less environmental pollution and for the benefit of the four billion people, whose income levels are even less than two dollars a day.

The Innovative flexible arm designed by GTU students can be used to lift heavy materials. Loading and unloading of tools and parts are possible quite easily. USP of the device are(1) Versatility: One Flexible Arm Does All Your Tapping (2) No need for additional tooling, since the necessary tooling is included in the system (3) Multiple Operations: It can perform various operations like drilling, tapping, boring, screw tightening/loosening, welding. (4) Can operate in 720°. (5) cost effective

The aim of this project developed by GTU students is to reduce the burden on farmers and to spread maximum mass flow rate from the spray pump. Hence it has been named as the push operated spray pump. It costs less than Rs 6000. It can be used in hilly areas, home, and field, for the purpose of sprinkle of water, pesticides and other liquids. It can be easily handled by any unskilled person. This innovative product has been guided by Prof. H.N. Panchal along with Bhambi Vikaskumar P. as the team leader.

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Peddling washing machine is an innovative product designed by Prof. V. K. Pandya and his team. It is very useful in rural areas. It saves detergent and gallons of water. It is very easy to operate with less effect of chemicals on the women’s hand. Physical exercise is also done while using the pedal. It is very cheap and compact as compared to other washing machines. It is non-polluting and saves electricity.

GTU Innovation Council is tapping the best innovations which have been developed by GTU students and faculties at various colleges and monitoring the ongoing research works by the Innovations Sankuls and GTU’s Udisha Clubs at GTU colleges. To create awareness among students and researchers at GTU, the Council is developing modular programs so that a few hundred best innovations can be tried for patents, at PG, UG and Polytechnic levels. GTU Innovation Council will support such frugal and socially viable innovations to get patented for preserving credentials and IPR of the innovators. GTU Innovation Council will support the innovations with some novelty to enable the possibility of mind to market journey .This will lead innovation fuelled techno-entrepreneurship modules in GTU colleges.

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Appendix

PATENTS GRANTED TO INNOVATORS FROM DIFFERENT STATES OF INDIA BETWEEN 1976 and JULY, 2004 AT UNITED STATES PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE (Total patents granted to Indians at USPTO: 1819)

Sr. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Maharashtra Delhi Karnataka Andhra Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Tamil Nadu West Bengal Gujarat Kerala Haryana Himachal Pradesh Goa Madhya Pradesh Others

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No. of patents filed

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GICEA joins hands with GTU Innovation Council for creating Innovation Ecosystem in Civil Engineering at GTU 3rd May 2011

After establishing UDISHA clubs successfully in all the Sankuls, GTU Innovation Council has been establishing working relationships with state-wide associations in different vertical areas. Dr Rupesh Vasani organized a meeting of the Executive Committee Members of Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects (GICEA) with Dr. Akshai Aggarwal at GTU Conference Hall on 3rd May 2011. Dignitaries like Mr. Bharat Modi, Mr. Vatsal Patel, Mr. Bhadresh Shah, Mr. Dilip Patel, Mr. Mukesh Majeethia and Mr. Bakul Desai from the GICEA and Prof. Rupesh Vasani from SAL Institute were present. GTU Innovation Council expects GICEA to join hands with Civil Engineering (CE) departments of GTU Colleges to create an ecosystem for teachers and students to revolutionize the present state of education in CE and Architecture. Most of the Builders and many of the CE firms lie outside the conventional industrial estates. It was decided that GICEA will give one or two senior members for each of the 25 Sankuls so that every Sankul Committee may be able to deal with the requirements of the students in the fields of interest of GICEA. Mr. Modi said that GICEA has around 5000 members across the state and hence few members would be nominated in each Sankul form GECIA. During industrial Shodhyatras, 4-5 students and faculty will be linked to dedicated industry of this sector to define their flow issues and problems scouted from the floors of industries by professors and industry people. The field engineers may support the students work as mentors when the students are working on the Final Year project during the next two semesters. Mr. Bharat Modi, President, GICEA said that GTU Innovation Council could effectively use the infrastructure of GICEA for optimum benefit by various civil engineering departments. Mr. Bhadresh Shah emphasized on the need for creating experts in every niche field in civil engineering, especially transportation and environment. He also suggested benchmarking the present curriculum with respect to the present industrial needs and joint evaluation of the problem statements. GICEA members suggested that small modular courses during holidays/week-ends could be designed for civil engineering students and faculty, based upon the need of cutting edge demands at present. Dr. Aggarwal said that any Innovation Sankul could take up Continuing Education programs, in consultation with the Council. Some experts suggested breaking bigger problems into smaller modules and sharing it with multiple student groups for a better innovation process. Also, a mindset of ethical, innovative research work has to be brought about.

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A few industries may also support students financially in shaping their theoretical ideas. At the meeting an emphasis was laid on more practical work at polytechnics and engineering colleges. GECIA offered to profile labs for material testing, CAD and other state-of-the-art facilities available at their premises. A top team of GECIA authorities will support GTU Innovation Council in the civil engineering vertical Prof. Rupesh Vasani pledged to take a lead role from the academic side for designing the required framework.

Prof Akshai Aggarwal , VC, GTUdiscussing with industry leaders and authorities from Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects,GICEA for creating innovation ecosystem in these fields at GTU Innovation Council.

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Meeting with the Executive Committee Members of Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects (GICEA) 3rd May 2011 at GTU Conference Hall

Name Mr. Bharatbhai Modi Mr. Vatsal Patel Mr. Bhadresh Shah Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta Mr. Dilip S Patel Mr. Mukesh Majeethia Mr. Bakul N Desai Dr. Rupesh P Vasani

Organization (with which the person is affiliated) President, GICEA ex-President GICEA, Deputy Town Planner, AMC ex-President GICEA Managing Director, Techpedia Vice-President, GICEA Vice-President, GICEA Secretary, GICEA Principal, SAL Institute of Technology & Engineering
Research, Ahmedabad

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Naroda Industries Association hosts Naroda Innovation Sankul Committee meeting at Paryarvaran Mandir , Naroda 28/4/2011 The Naroda Industries Association (NIA) hosed a dinner for all the college prinicipals of the Vatva and Naroda Sankuls at the Paryavaran Mandir, Naroda. The meeting was chaired by Shri Shaileshbhai Patwari, President, NIA and Co-Chair (Industry) for the Naroda Sankul. The ‘Shodhyatras’ carried out, by the professors and students at Naroda had proved to be hugely successful. Both the industries and the academia realised that the interaction between the industries and industries through the Sankuls should be promoted further. The objective of the meeting was to have an open discussion with principals of various colleges of Pharmacy, Engineering, MBA and MCA. Shri Shaileshbhai Patwari has played a leading role in the GTU Innovation Council from the very beginning. The welcome address by Mr. Patwari was followed by a short presentation. Dr. S. Sharma, Director, Indus Institute of Technology suggested that more floor persons or workers at the basic levels in industries and students should interact with each other as intensively as possible. Dr. Rupesh Vasani, Principal, SAL Institute of Technology & Engineering Research, Dean Engineering at GTU and Director Engineering at the Naroda Sankul said that one needs to find out various sector wise needs of industries and then determine the sector wise strength in GTU and corelate the two by modular programs. Dr. Subhash Shit from CIPET offered to take a lead role in linking the industries related to plastic engineering to the corresponding academic establishments/institutions under GTU. A review of the past activities in the Naroda Sankul was given by Prof. M. R. Patel, Principal, VGEC LDCE and Co-Chair (Academic) for the Naroda Sankul. He also demonstrated how many students benefitted from the Shodhyatras. Mr. Ajay Patel from Akash Dyes and Int., Naroda, pointed out how the industry would benefit by this new interaction where the user is the key focus. Various industry personnel praised this empathetic model of scouting and documenting problems and innovations from various sectors. Prof. M. N. Patel, Principal, LDCE and Co-Chair (Academic) for the Vatva Sankul, shared his vision and thoughts on increasing the efficiency of the above process. Mr. Sailesh Patwari offered the infrastructure and human resources of NIA for use by the Sankul. He also offered to nominate 20 persons from industries of various disciplines who would be members of the Sankul Committee. Both trained/untrained, educated/uneducated industry workers at all levels could help evaluate the problem statements. He requested all the Principals to motivate students and faculties to visit the industries and document their observations. He narrated a few successful cases wherein waste was converted into useful raw material for producing energy and economy. 1 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/)| Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699.

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Dr. Akshai Aggarwal and Hiranmay Mahanta shared the vision of a progressive university and Techpedia, which jointly with industries can create a research ecosystem where academia will map their industrial needs directly. Dr. Aggarwal stressed on the importance of linking as many SMEs as possible to GTU students during the summer vacation so that every pre-Final Year student at GTU is able to obtain an Industry Defined Problem for his Final Year project. Principals of various pharma colleges requested to be linked with the pharma-related industries so that the interested students could start hunting for problems and work towards possible solutions. Malav Kansara, one of the student co-ordinators, shared his experience of various Shodhyatras and suggested ways to improve and develop the process. Shahzad Karkhanawala, another student coordinator, said that he had been able to select four problem statements in the environment sector for the students of LDCE. It was decided that periodic meetings of the Sankul Committee will be arranged either at a college or at so that formal as well as informal relationships can be built up within the entire innovation ecosystem.

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GTU Innovation Council Nominates Directors for Degree Engineering, Diploma, Pharmacy, MBA and MCA for Innovation Sankuls
6th May 2011

A meeting to welcome the Directors of various Innovation Sankuls was held at GTU conference room on 6th May 2011.
Every Sankul Committee has two Co-Chairmen, one from the industry and the other from a GTU College. The Principals of all the Colleges in particular Sankul area are members of the Committee. Other members of the Committee will be some prominent industry leaders and industry chamber authorities for facilitating the process. Every Sankul has Directors (preferably the Principal of an institute under the Sankul) for sectors like Degree Engineering, Diploma, Pharmacy, MBA and MCA in each Sankul who will represent their respective sectors in the Sankul activities. The Directors of the various verticals will have to take care of the following activities: 1. To arrange periodic meetings among other Principals of the same vertical under a particular Sankul to design branch-specific road maps. 2. To ask the Principals to allocate specific teachers to 30-40 students of each College who will take care of Industrial Shodh Yatras. 3. To develop an implementation protocol for ensuring that every Pre-Final Year student gets and understands the Form for scouting and documenting of IDPs (Industry Defined Projects) from industries during Industrial Shodh Yatras during the months of June and July. (For this purpose, a draft Form can be obtained from GTU Innovation Council. However the Form may be modified or redesigned, if required) 4. To design an algorithm to map every 3-4 student (along with their faculty, if possible) to a specific industry / MSME. 5. To monitor evaluation of IDPs in early final year and to submit them to GTU. 6. To maintain healthy interaction with nearby industries of the same vertical through periodic meetings both at industry chambers and at various colleges under the respective Innovation Sankul. 7. To provide periodic updates / reports of activities / research developments / needs / meetings and associated things to GTU Innovation Council. These will be shared in the public domain so that Sankuls can learn about best practices from one another.

8. To locate innovative ideas / projects of your domain and Sankul, which need support in IPR,
product designing support and any further requirement which can be directly taken care of by GTU Innovation Council.

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9. To arrange periodic interactions with Udisha Clubs, students and faculties of various institutes to
take their inputs in designing the local policies and disseminating information about the progress and programs of GTU Innovation Council and respective Sankuls.(The objective is to motivate the faculty members to participate in the industry-institute inter-action and to help make it more intensive.) 10. To work for ensuring that all the Udisha Clubs in each of the Colleges are activated and that they play a significant role in policy designing and executing it.

Honorable VC, GTU, Prof Akshai Aggarwal felicitating the nominated Directors for Degree engineering, Diploma, Pharmacy, MBA and MCA of respective of Innovation Sankul of Boroda-1 and Mehshana .

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A Report on the Progress of Udisha Clubs in Colleges all over the State
GTU‘s Udisha Clubs have achieved significant progress during last week. Many Innovation clubs have attempted to build the capacity of students and faculties who will lead the Industrial Shodh Yatras during summer 2011. At these Shodh Yatras, students will map the industrial needs (Industry Defined Projects, IDPs) across the MSMEs and business sectors. GTU is the first university to establish more than 350 innovation clubs inside the university, consisting of faculties and students of Engineering, Pharmacy, Diploma, MCA and MBA. Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science, Rajkot has organized the first meeting, of the UDISHA Clubs at ‘GTU Innovation Sankul – Rajkot- 1’ on Saturday, 30/04/2011, from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Dr. J. V. Desai, the Principal of Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science, welcomed the delegates from various GTU institutions and a vibrant discussion was held to explore the available possibilities and opportunities.

Dr. J. V. Desai (Principal, Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science, Rajkot), Dr. T. R. Desai (Principal, R.K. Group of Pharmacy, R.K. Group of Colleges), Dr. M.V. Garach (Principal, Government Engineering College, Rajkot), Dr. Abhay Dharmsi (Principal, Atmiya Institute of Pharmacy, Rajkot), Dr. Vikas Arora (Dean MBA/MCA, Atmiya Institute of Pharmacy, Rajkot), Prof. D. D. Shukla (I/C Principal, Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science for Diploma Studies, Rajkot.) and Prof. A. M. Kothari (Faculty coordinator UDISHA club, Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science, Rajkot.) took part in the discussion to develop a locally relevant framework for the Innovation Sankul. Similarly C. K. Pithawalla College of Engineering and Technology, Surat arranged a meeting between 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the institute seminar room. Dr. A. H. Gandhi shared the necessary info and appreciated suggestions from pre final year students and their faculty members. They decided to keep 1 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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each of the students in a direct loop of information networks on innovation. This will inspire them to be more innovative both in product and process designing.

Dr. H N Shah, Coordinator of UDISHA club at CSPIT, discussed about the aim and vision of innovation Sankuls and informed the participants about coordinator of each Sankuls as recently announced by GTU.The participant among student and faculty members appreciated the inclusion of industry defined projects and practical learning approach based on innovation into academic system. A meeting of UDISHA club executive committee was conducted on 28 April 2011 in the presence of Dr. Abhijeet Chatterjee at Dr. J. K. Patel Institute of Management where all executive committee members along with faculty coordinator were present and took active participation at the institute. The most encouraging part of the meeting was all the members are quite confident on the initiative of University and support. Apart from the routine industry visit the member suggested that they could generate some additional leads with industry for Innovation.

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Prof. Chintan Modi, UDISHA club coordinator, GCET arranged a similar meeting on 29th April, 2011 at the college level.

GTU Udisha club at GOVT ENGG COLLEGE, SURAT arranged an interactive discussion secession led by Prof. Jayesh Patel and udisha members. Dr. S. T. Rajan, Principal, Om Shanti Engineering College and Prof. A. K. Dhandhiya , co-ordinator Udisha club organized an Awareness Program at the college on 30th April at 10:00 AM in conference Room. LDRP – ITR - Gandhinagar organized first formal meet of the Executive Committee of the UDISHA Club of LDRP –ITR on 28th April – 09. Prof. Keyur Shah welcomed all those, present at the meeting. A decision was taken to inform the whole of the student community about the oncept and action agenda of the GTU Innovation Council so that the optimum expertise of technical community can be harnessed in GTU. Dr. Gargi Rajpara (Principal – LDRP ITR) presented detailed guidelines of activities under UDISHA Club. As a part of future planning, initiative steps were decided like spread awareness about the club activities amongst the students; identify the industries of various engineering field during summer vacation, plan for industrial visits during the next semester etc. Mr V.P.Lunja Chairperson of the GTU Innovation Club at S.D.Patel Polytechnic-Gadha arranged a meeting of the Club last week. Mr. Akshay Kansara, Co-ordinator of this club gave an oral presentation about the ‘Innovation Sankul” to the members. All the members appreciated the innovative task initiated by GTU.

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Dr. Gargi Rajpara (Principal – LDRP-ITR) and Prof. Keyur Shah (Coordinator-UDISHA Club) are sharing their views with their Udisha Club members on the theme of GTU Innovation Council to bind industryacademia together.

Mr. Pravesh Bhadviya (Director – Project and Corporate Affairs, Sabar Institute of Technology for Girls and Mr. Rajesh Lavingia, Coordinator of Udisha club arranged a meeting on 29th April, 2011 . In this meeting, following decisions were taken: (1) To plan a ‘Shodhyatra’ in due course of time till 30th and to make it a regular practice from the upcoming semesters. (2) To affiliate the institute with 4-5 industries in the region within a short duration for regular Industrial visits & summer training etc.

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(3) To upload the presentation on the institute’s website to make students and their parents aware about the initiatives taken by GTU and its affiliated Colleges Ms. Mansi Patel, Ms. Kruti Lavingia, Mr. Jigar Shah, Ms. Neelu Kanabar, Mr. Ajit Pujara and Ms. Atashi Ajmera were the key faculty members who participated in the above brain storming secession. Shantilal Shah Pharmacy College has conducted the meeting and presentation to all pre final year students and faculty members on 30th April 2011 about GTU Innovation Council. Dr.Pankaj H. Prajapati of Shri Sarvajanik Pharmacy College, Mehsana conducted a seminar-cum-presentation and shared his ideas on innovation-driven pharmacy education ecosystem.

Silver Oak College of Engg & Tech arranged a conference chaired by Principal Dr. P. K. Shah on 29 April 2011 at 12.15pm. Udisha Co-coordinator Prof. J .B.Sarvaiya , T & P Officer Mr. Jagat Shah, Faculty members Ms. Krupa Patel, Mr. Aashish Kacha, Mr. Amit Agrawal, Mr. Jagat Shah, Ms. Hasumati Patel and student members were invited to share their thoughts and inputs.

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S. J. Thakkar Pharmacy College, Rajkot has organized the first meeting of ‘Udisha Club’, framed as per the direction of GTU, on 30th April, 2011, Saturday during 12:00 noon to 01:00 pm. Dr. Manish A. Rachchh, Mrs. Parula Patel, Mr. Pinakin Jadav, Mr. Mehul Rana and associate team participated in discussion on developing innovating innovation ecosystem in pharmacy education sphere. Dr. Manish A. Rachchh discussed about GTU policies regarding the final year student projects by identifying Industry defined problems (IDP) and to do so by arranging ‘Industrial Shodh Yatras” during the upcoming summer. Dr. Manish A. Rachchh suggested approaching directly to different pharmacy SMEs and MSMEs by sending a letter highlighting our objectives for IDP as well as for ‘Shodh Yatra’ in the beginning stages. Faculty and student members were given responsibility to compile collect and co-ordinate with different pharmacy industrial clusters across Gujarat and specific faculty members were assigned for each pharmacy cluster of Gujarat.

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Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering - UDISHA Club has organized a meeting at “Techsat Seminar Hall, S.K.Campus- Visnagar on 27th April, 2011 during 4:00pm to 5:00pm. At the beginning of the meeting Mr. Krunal K. Patel - Training and Placement Officer gave a brief introduction regarding objectives of “UDISHA CLUB” set-up by GTU. Dr. P.T. Kulkarni – Patron of the Udisha Club and CoChairman of GTU’s Mehasana Innovation Sankul, gave an oral presentation about the ‘Innovation Sankul”. All the members of the club and students appreciate the new initiative introduced by the GTU. All Club Members including students jointly worked on an Action Plan to conduct Shodh Yatras, as proposed by GTU. The Training and Placement Cell has been given the responsibility to develop a full project report up on “Shodh Yatras” by 15th May, 2011. Finally it was decided to schedule such meetings on 15th of each month.

Mr. Shailesh K. Patel (i/c Principal of SSPC) and Mr. Sanjay K. Soni (L.E.E. & Co-ordinator of UDISHA club) arranged a meeting of the Club at SSPC College on April 29/04/11.

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Dr. Jayeshkumar S. Patel, Principal, VADODARA INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING, KOTAMBI & Patron – UDISHA Club arranged a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Club and Professors and HODs on 30/04/2011 at the institute. Prof. Praful P. Chudasama, Prof. A. S. Mandot, Prof. Pranav Bhagaonakar, Prof. Praful P. Chudasama & Prof. Amit Chuahan shared their views on research ideas and the role of UDISHA members. Prof. Pradip Rana , Prof. Spruha Lad and Prof. Ajaysinh Rathod discussed the issues of innovative projects and models to the members . It was proposed to establish a research centre on a specified field in the college campus.

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G.P.Rajkot arranged a meeting chaired by Shri K.R.KHATRI ( I/c Principal G.P.RAJKOT) . Shri K.V.Dave, Institute Co- ordinator –UDISHA Club, Shri V A Chikhalia, Shri K L Makwana, Shri N R Suchak, Shri N N Hansalia, Shri T P Chanpura, Shri J B Vala and Shri V N Kaila were key participants in the discussion. Shri K.V.Dave Institute Co- ordinator –UDISHA Club explained the implementation of Shodh Yatra. The mechanism for sending the pre final year students during the summer to various industries of Rajkot zone and to start finding out prevailing technical problems in industries was which can be solved by Diploma Level students. At the same time it was decided to strengthen the Industry Institute Interaction of institute at staff level with integrated efforts of Training & Placement Cell and all Exe. Committee members. Similarly the first meeting of Udisha Club was organized at H.J.D. College on 3nd May, 2011. Dr.Ashok Kandya, the chairman of Udisha Club addressed the members of executive committee. The concepts like Innovation Sankul, Industrial Shodh Yatra were discussed by the Coordinator Ms. Maitry Vyas .The meeting ended with question-answer session. The chairman appreciated this step of GTU and said that this type of activities will surely benefit students in their career.

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The first meeting of UDISHA Club of N. G. PATEL POLYTECHNIC, ISROLI-AFWA was held on 4th May, 2011, Wednesday during 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm. Mr. J. B. Misty, Chairman of this Club described the process of inception and actualization of ‘UDISHA Club’ policy framed by GTU. Mr. M. B. Dhangar, coordinator of this club gave the power point presentation about ‘Innovation Sankuls” sent by GTU. All staffs and students showed their enthusiasm and discussed with Mr. M. B. Dhangar the guidelines given by Dr. Akshai Agrawal, at SCET, Surat where industrial persons were also present. Students were given the guidelines about the Industrial Defined Problem (IDP). Mr. M. B. Dhangar gave information about ‘Techpedia.in’ website and preparation of documentation.

S.T.B.S.College of Diploma Engineering organized the first meeting of ‘UDISHA CLUB’, under the Chairmanship of Prof. Y.S. Choupare, Patron of UDISHA Club. Mr K.K. Joshi, Coordinator of UDISHA Club gave an oral presentation about ‘Innovation Sankul”. 10 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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Principal/ Patron of UDISH club NSIT, and all other branch wise Coordinators of UDISHA Club arranged a meeting on 2nd of May. In this session participants discussed the future plan of the Club. As a part of Shodh Yatra they arranged one site visit for all 6th semester students of Electrical and Mechanical to Saradar Sarovar dam. The institute arranged one site visit for 4th semester civil students at Bopal site for Bakeri Infrastructure. A group of 4th semester civil engineering students is also working for one project "How to minimize the cost of energy of college building and reduce the temperature inside the building in summer", under the guidance of Prof Shakil Malek of NSIT.

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meeting, chaired by Prof. M.P.Jani, Institute UDISHA Coordinator. The presentation on ‘GTU Innovation Sankuls: Building a new Collaboration Model’ was delivered by Dr. S. S. Singh. Prof. A.J. Mankad discussed the role of institute and students in UDISHA club. She also discussed the possible ways to achieve the objectives of the club. The members also discussed about future course of action regarding GTU innovation Sankuls, final year projects and Shodh Yatra.

The below points were appreciated as the unique features of GTU Innovation Council after interacting with around 5 dozen GTU’s Udisha clubs (Innovation Clubs ) and their members in last week.

Unique features of GTU Innovation council 1) Creating User Defined Innovation Eco-system- To create value for the research work, that has
already been done, and the research which is under process at GTU, a User defined innovation ecosystem has been designed. Students and faculties at GTU are now defining the user’s (industry, society, and business) need via Industrial Shodh Yatras which will be converted as final year project /thesis in UG, PG, and PhD level at GTU from July 2011. Around 40,000 projects will be attempted based on real industry floor issues at GTU and even 1% success rate will deliver a few hundred solutions to MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) of country every year.

2) Mapping of Industrial Needs and Academic research- All GTU research works in UG and PG level
are now being scouted from all colleges and are being put together at www.techpedia.in .This will map the mind of 1 lac technical students every year and innovation quotient of the university will go up in a single stroke. By scouting the IDPs (industry defined projects) from floors of MSMEs (Micro, Small & 12 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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Medium Enterprises) GTU students and faculties will map the industrial needs in 166 industry clusters of Gujarat from all engineering disciplines.

3) Democratizing innovation management process- To ensure the active participation of each
student of GTU in various stages, GTU Innovation Council has devised 3 stage systems by creating GTU Sectorial Council, GTU Innovation Sankuls/Clusters and Udisha (Innovation) Clubs. 370 Innovation Clubs (Udisha) have already been established in GTU colleges by now and by April 2011, 495 innovation clubs will be institutionalized in the entire GTU system. An udisha club consists of students and faculties of each stream of engineering. Sectorial Council at University has all vertical industry association representatives, who will take care of specific branch of engineering and technology in innovation clusters/Sankuls.

4) Industry-Academia cluster development involving GIDCs and GTU colleges- Involving GTU
colleges and MSME (Micro, small and medium enterprises) clusters, 25 GTU innovation Sankuls have been created in various parts of Gujarat. e.g.- Ahmedabad, Vatva, Gandhinagar, Naroda, Vadodara, Godhra, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Surat, Vapi, Ankleshwer, Rajkot, Morbi, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kuchchh, Surendranagar, Mehshana, Patan etc. The Innovation Sankuls will have 18-25 colleges of engineering / MBA / pharmacy / polytechnic / MCA and a thousand MSMEs. Some clusters /Sankuls have been created to address the need of specific sectorial industries in state.

5) Creating sustainable motivation for students and researchers - GTU will reward 2 credits in its
academic system to define the real floor issues (Industry defined projects, IDPs) of MSMEs (Micro, small and medium enterprises) of the State. Best 1000 problem proposals which will be submitted to University in July after industrial Shodh Yatra in summer of 2011 will be supported by the university to drive the ideas to product format. Four academic credits will be rewarded for attempting to solve these IDPs (industry defined projects) in the final year of GTU students.

6) Developing relay model of innovation and student entrepreneurship module developmentTechpedia and GTU will document the progress of all research works at GTU of each industry defined projects. For the very 1st time GTU will document the progress of its all research works in real time so that a few cycles of attempts of research in coming year will lead the raw IDPs (MSME industry problems) to products or solutions which can be absorbed by industries. GTU will support the best solutions to reach a product level conceptualization and then students will be encouraged to develop entrepreneurship at the UG level as it has been successfully done in experimental module in august – December 2010. This will foster innovation fueled student enterprise modules and a few dozen student startups can certainly be realized at the end of the academic year. 13 | Gujarat Technological University (http://www.gtu.ac.in/) Contact: pstovc@gtucolleges.in | Tel: +91-79-2630 0699; |

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7) Emphasis on process innovation – For the very 1st time GTU Innovation Council will not only focus
on the desired production solution for industries but it is also emphasizing on documenting the best ways to succeed in specific type of research works and to note down the ways which increases the time cycle of developing solution in corresponding research areas. Multiple teams of students and faculties at multiple places will attempt similar industry problems to develop a model of collaborative research and product designing in innovative ways. This will reduce the time cycle of developing innovative products and processes for industries.

8) Socializing Technologies- GTU Innovation Council is not only addressing the floor issue of industries
but also scouting and documenting the socio-technical issues of tribal people and the most backward districts of the State like Dang. Through Shodh Yatras GTU students are interacting with the rural and tribal people to map their socio-technical needs and converting them as research projects like designing low cost solar application for tribal areas and designing machines to process Chironji seeds in Dang districts.

9) Protecting IPR, Intellectual property rights and bringing Saraswati and Laxmi together (promoting knowledge economy along with innovations.)-GTU Innovation Council will help the
best thesis/projects attempted by students and faculties to get promoted and the University will help them in protecting their intellectual property rights (IPR) so that research will lead to sustainable knowledge economy with proper credit protection with respect to the innovators. Awareness will be created among students and faculties about above issues to increase the efficiency of the system at each Sankul and Innovation Club level.

10) Promoting Frugal/Gandhian Innovations- In an attempt to promote the concept of Gandhian
engineering at university level in the state, Techpedia.in, in association with Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has initiated one of its kind of award to honour the best cost effective innovations at academic level that could benefit the masses. The categories for the awards have been instituted after the 32 engineering disciplines offered at GTU. Two awards will be given in each category of under-graduate, post-graduate and diploma courses. The award will encourage and support students and faculty to design cost-effective and eco-friendly products and services for the larger section of society. The innovators will be motivated to put their efforts together in socializing technologies. Students and researchers at GTU will not only innovate to create value for money but also to create value for many. The innovation clubs will streamline the attempts aimed at creating more from less for more and more.

11) Harnessing the numerous months of efforts of research for productive innovation creation- GTU students are putting some 10 months of effort in their final year in attempting to solve
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projects as a part of the curriculum. Around 1 lac students while putting 10 months of effort per year constitute nearly 1 million human months of efforts. Through this process GTU Innovation Council will effectively harness the students’ inputs guided by some 15,000 faculties at GTU in a collaborative environment to create a sustainable knowledge ecosystem in a period of the coming 3 years with a “feel the difference approach”.

12) Exchanging mentors from industry and academia- GTU innovation Sankuls will exchange floor
engineers from various MSMEs (Micro, small and medium enterprises) with corresponding faculties of particular stream which will further lead to design a road map in academia for a need based evolution. Students will get a practical insight and feedbacks from industry floors will enable them in blending their thoughts with proper orientation to adapt innovative approaches in solving real life issues.

GTU Innovation Council will work
•To inculcate among students and faculty a spirit of enquiry, confidence in their ability and innovation •To encourage the students to work with industries and businesses and R&D institutions with the help of Techpedia and existing R&D infrastructures and ecosystem. •To facilitate innovations by MSMEs (Micro, small and medium enterprises) by value addition through support by GTU students and faculties •To create appropriate eco-systems and environment to foster innovation by identifying the problems, designing and developing the product or improving the business / industrial processes, mentoring students/researchers during the project and evaluation of the project.

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Report of the 1st Meeting of the Members of the Sankul Committee 29th April 2011 The first meeting of the GTU innovation Sankul Vadodara-2’s Committee was held

at Parul Institute of Engineering & Technology on Friday, 29.04.2011 in the presence of Dr.
Akshai Aggarwal, Honorable Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Technological University.

AGENDA The Agenda for the meeting with Honorable Vice Chancellor of GTU, Dr. Akshai Aggarwal at Parul Campus, At. Limda, Tal. Waghodia, Dist. Vadodara scheduled on 29-04-2011 at 02.00 P.M 1. Consideration of objectives of Innovation Sankul (IS) 2. Design activities for attainment of objectives of IS 3. Selection of modality for activities of IS 4. Determination of planning, phasing & scheduling of activities to be undertaken. 5. Delegation of duty, responsibility & authority of members of the IS. 6. Formation of task group for accomplishment of the activities. 7. Design & delegation of assignment of task group members. 8. Design instruments for implementation & assessment of the scheme. 9. Finalization of Projects to be undertaken by Final Year students of Degree / Diploma Engineering, MBA, MCA students. Projects should be live and useful to the industry. 10. Finalization of co-chair person from industry & members of industry for the GTU Innovative Sankul.
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Following Illustrative objectives & activities of GTU Innovation Sankul were discussed in the meeting with the Honorable Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Technological University Objectives: To make the Industry – Institute Interaction meaningful, clear understanding of educational objectives is essential on the part of teachers, industry and the students. These educational objectives could be: • • To make technical teachers aware of the engineering needs of the industry, working environment of the industry and latest industrial techniques and practices. To incorporate industrial training and some other inputs from the industry in technical curriculum so as to make the students fit for industrial environment and to develop capabilities of becoming self employed. To inform the industry about the programs of technical education and have their ideas for system improvements, thereby benefiting both the systems. To provide assistance to the industry in the selection of suitable candidates in campus interview and otherwise. To undertake Research and Development facilities at institutional level for developing new products, processes and technologies for the industry. To offer suitable training programmes for working personnel from the industry and to offer consultancy for solving some of the industrial problems. To organize campus placement for mutual benefit of institutes & industries.

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Activities: Over the years, several Research Institutions in the country have conducted a lot of research in the field and chalked out some of the areas for improving industry – institute interaction. • • • Technical Institutes should invite experienced engineers from the industry at all stages of design, development and review of appropriate curricula. Technical institutions should organize periodic visits of the students to the industry for achieving curricular objectives. Engineering Colleges / Polytechnics should plan to send their teachers for industrial training in order to make them aware of the changing technological scenario.

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In order to promote involvement of teachers with the world of work, the institutes should undertake consultancy services and research and developmental activities to help industry in developing new products, processes and technologies. Technical Institutions should organize industrial in-plant training during summer vacations in a planned manner. Actual industrial problems should be given to the students. Such projects can develop entrepreneurial qualities among the students. Technical Institutes should organize campus interviews in cooperation of MNC & large / medium / small scale industries.

Advantages: The close collaboration of industry and institute will greatly benefit both the systems. The major outcomes will be better teaching – learning with relevant curricula and instructional resources producing better quality technicians with appropriate level of practical knowledge and skill required by the industry. The education system will have technical teachers with improved awareness of industrial techniques and practices, emerging technologies and actual problems in the industry related to production or otherwise. Industry will be benefited through enhanced quality of technical manpower and easy selection of right type of persons. As engineers working in the industry will be actively involved in design, development and revision of technical curricula, they can make it according to the needs of industry. Consultancy and testing facilities provided by the instate will also be beneficial to the industry. The research and development facilities undertaken by the institutes will be an additional advantage to the industry and the industry will willingly sponsor and finance such projects. By rendering Research and Development services, the technical institute will have additional budget which can be spent for the betterment of quality of education. . Decisions: 1. To see that an Udisha Club is made active at every College 2. To arrange periodic meetings of the Sankul Committee either at a college or at an industry so
that formal as well as informal relationships among the Committee Members can be built up

3. To organize meetings of teachers (and of 3rd Year and 4th Year teachers in particular) and
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Appendix 1 The following members were present during the first meeting of GTU Innovation Sankul Vadodara-2 held on 29-04-2011 at Parul Campus, At. Limda, Tal. Waghodia, Dist. Vadodara scheduled on at 02.00 P.M:

Sr. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Name Dr. Akshai K. Aggrawal Dr. Vilin P.Parekh Dr. Tolaram L. Popat Dr. Rajesh K.S. Dr. Vandana B. Patel Dr. PGK Murthy Dr. Abhijeet Chatarjee Prof. Narendra K. Kapoor Prof. Shital T. Shah

Designation Vice Chancellor Principal Principal Principal Director Director Director Director Principal

Institute / University Gujarat Technological University Parul Institute of Engineering & Technology Parul Institute of Technology Parul Institute of Pharmacy Baroda College of Pharmacy Parul Institute of Engineering & Technology – MBA Programme Dr. J.K. Patel Institute of Management Parul Institute of Management Parul Institute of Engineering & Technology – (Diploma Studies) - 1st Shift Parul Institute of Engineering & Technology – (Diploma Studies) - 2nd Shift Parul Polytechnic Institute – 1st Shift

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Prof. Archana Nanoty Prof. Jatin S. Vaidhya

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Name Prof. Devang Shah Prof. Varang Acharya Prof. Nikunj Patel Prof. Amod Kolte Prof. Akshay Palvankar Prof. Sudeshana Pai Dr. M. Geetha Dr. S.S. Pancholi Dr. Ashok R. Pandya Prof. Samip S. Shah Dr. Dhanajay Meshran

Designation Principal Associate Professor Assistant Professor & TPO Associate Professor & TPO Assistant Professor & TPO Assistant Professor & TPO Principal Principal Director Assistant Professor Professor

Institute / University Parul Polytechnic Institute – 2nd Shift Parul Institute of Engineering & Technology MCA Programme Parul Institute of Pharmacy Parul Institute of Engineering & Technology Parul Institute of Management Dr. J.K. Patel Institute of Management Prashant & Mittal Kansara Pharmacy College Babariya Institute of Pharmacy Babariya Institute of Technology Pioneer Institute of Pharmacy Sigma Institute of Pharmacy

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Appendix 2 During the first meeting of the Sankul Committee (SC), it was decided to request the following persons to join the Sankul Committee of GTU Innovation Sankul Vadodara-2 as members representing the industries. Sr. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Name Ms. Geeta Goradiya Mr. Brijesh Patel Mr.Ambalal Patel Mr. J. D. Patel Mr. Ketan Parekh Mr. Himanshu Jani Mr. Anand Swaroop Mr. Dayaram Damle Mr. J. J. Chaudhuri Mr. Mitul Patel Mr.Durba Bhattacharya Mr. Paresh Patel Designation President Director Director Director CEO Sr. HR Manager AGM - HR Manager HR Director Manager- CSS Manager HR Head - Technical Name of Company Federation of Gujarat Industry Makcur Laboratories Ltd. Centurion Laboratories Baroque Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Astral Pharmaceutical Industries Alembic Ltd. Torrent Research Centre Sun Pharma Advance Research Company Ltd. Gujarat Liqui Pharmacaps Pvt. Ltd. Ambuja Cements Ltd Cube Constructions Engineering Ltd. Jaypee Cements Ltd. Sankul Designation Co -Chairman Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member

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Name Mr. Prerak Joshi Mr. Rajesh Varghese Mr. Jiten Jesing Mr.Bhavin Rana Mr. Deep Trivedi Mr. Ramchandra Bhatt Mr. Prajose John Miss Rinku Patel Mr. Nitin Paranjape Mr. S. Sunder Mr. Harshvadan Jani Mr. J.J Pandya Mr. G.T Patel Mr. R.B.Patel

Designation Manager HR Head - HR Director Director Project Leader HR- Manager Manager Training Manager HR Director Technical Manager Head - Technical Manager – T&D Director Head - Technical

Name of Company Ceat Tyres Ltd. Sayaji Tempo (Force Motors) Utility Power Test Net Xpert Web Solution Pvt. Ltd. I-Soft Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Hirel Electronics Pvt. Ltd. E-Infochips Ltd. System Level Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Edutech Systems Pvt. Ltd. Matrix Comsec Pvt. Ltd. Huawei Telecommunications Ltd. Essar Steel Ltd. Twin Engineers Twin Engineers

Sankul Designation Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member

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Name Mr. Richard Pintoo Mr. Kiran Pradhan. Mr. Yash Thakkar Mr. Priyanshu Singh Mr. Ashutosh Sandhe Mrs. Sonali Mungale Mr. Rajesh Palkar Mr. Nitish Shah Mr. Hardik Dave Mr. Hiren Antani Mr. Anil K. Kapoor

Designation Head - HR Manager - HR Chartered Accountant Manager HR & ERP Company Secretary Manager- Site People Development Head - HR Executive Vice President Project Manager Resident Editor GM-HR

Name of Company Danke Power Ltd. Shailey Engineering & Plastics Pvt. Ltd. Shirish Desai & CO. Collabera Technologies Pvt. Ltd. A. A. Sandhe & Co. Areva T&D India Pvt. Ltd. Rubamin Ltd. Kotak Securities Ltd. Gujarat Maritime Board Gujarat Samachar Transpek Industry Ltd.

Sankul Designation Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member

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Appendix 3: A few photographs

Members of Management & Engineering Faculty

Members of Pharmacy & Engineering Faculty

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Honorable Vice Chancellor addressing the Members of GTU Innovation Sankul

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Appendix 4: A few press clippings

Media Coverage of the first meeting of GTU Innovation Sankul Sandesh Vadodara Edition, 30-04-2011

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Report of meeting between GTU Innovation Sankul Colleges and GIDC Lodhika at GTU Innovation Sankul Rajkot-3 Hosted by VVP Engineering College.

On 12th of May 2011, VVP Engineering College invited the representative of all the colleges and GIDC (Lodhika), Kalawad Road Rajkot. The Agenda of meeting was to quick start the activity of GTU Innovation Sankul Rajkot 3 and gear up UDISHA Club at each and every college. This meeting was organized under the guidance of Co-chairman of Sankul, Dean of GTU Academic and Principal of VVP Engineering College Dr. Sachin Parikh by UDISHA Club VVP engineering College. Mr. Pravinbhai Maniar, Chairman of VVP Engineering College was especially present to attend and inspire the activities of GTU Innovation Sankul. The program was attended by the Mr. N H Kantesariya and Mr. Uttambhai Patel of GIDC (Lodhika), Kalawad Road, Rajkot and various representatives of the Sankul Colleges. The program was attended by SJ Thaker Pharmacy College, LTIET, Christ Inst. Of Polytechnic, Christ Inst. of Management, KNV Inst of business Management, KNV Inst of Pharmacy, Aurobindo Inst of Management, Shri Sunshine Education Trust etc and staff members of VVP Engineering College.

The main point we discussed in the meeting was;

1. How the Concept of GTU Innovation Sankul emerging. 2. To make the colleges of the Sankul familiar about concept of GTU Innovation Sankul. 3. What is the objective of GTU Innovation Sankul. 4. Why India need to tie the academy and industry. 5. The various awards at International level for the concept of GTU innovation Sankul. 6. Features of GTU innovation Sankul. 7. Role of Engineering, Diploma, Pharmacy, MCA and MBA colleges. 8. Role of Industry. 9. Final Year Projects.
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10. Success story of students at GTU. 11. Activities for the Sankul Hosted by VVP Engineering College. 12. Next Goal of the Sankul Activities. 13. Industrial Sodh Yatra.

The program was anchored by Dr. Krishna Joshi, UDISHA Club member, Bio-Technology Department. The program was started by giving the bouquet of flowers to the representatives of GIDC (lodhika), Chairman of VVP Shri Pravinbhai Maniar and Principal of VVP Engineering College and Co-chairman of Rajkot 3 GTU Innovation Sankul.

The welcome speech for the Program was given by Co-chairman of the Sankul Dr. Sachin Parikh. He had given the idea for what is the basic logic of Foundation behind the idea of GTU Innovation Sankul. He said that Indian Society is highly innovative and educated. In past, the products of India were widely used across the globe as India had some of the unique products available from the society due to innovative and scientific background. But gradually due to collapse of the Great universities of India and failure of traditional ‘Pathshala’ system. The universities, established by the English and after Independence by us, have failed to make their students more practically sound. He emphasized on Practical Knowledge of the students and said that for that we can take the maximum advantage to change this scenario by the novel concept of GTU Innovation Sankul and invited all to work together to strengthen the activities of the Sankul.

Prof. Amit D Degada, UDISHA Club Convener, VVP Engineering College gave a presentation about GTU Innovation Sankul and UDISHA Club. He presented the idea of GTU Innovation Sankul and Key factors behind it. He conveyed the Vision of GTU VC Dr. Akshai Aggarwal and Techpedia MD, Mr. Hiranmaya Mahanta about Final year Projects. He briefly presented the idea of “Shodh Yatra” and said how the shodh yatra can be helpful to nurture the creativity and innovation of the Students and what the GTU wants from every Final year students of
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Engineering, Diploma, Pharmacy, MBA and MCA. He informed all the invitees about the 9th April, 2011 Meeting between GTU VC and Leading Industrialist of Rajkot Hosted by the VVP engineering College and GIDC Lodhika Industrial Association. He also presented the role of UDISHA Club to realize the concept of GTU Innovation Sankul. Finally he gave the idea of some of the success story of GTU students. Finally Prof. Amit Degada and One Techpedia member, Mr. Shrey, sent from Ahmedabad by Techpedia.in, addressed the questions of the invited members. In the Question answer session, the following questions were raised.

Q. Can we go to any industry, if any Industry Specific to the branch is not available in city?

Ans. Yes. With some examples and said that GTU has tied-up with ASSOCHAM, ElectricalElectronics Association, Pharmaceuticals and Civil Engineering Association. This would facilitate GTU students visit the Industries

Q. Can we go to industry that is not falling in our Sankul e.g. Morbi ceramic Industries?

Ans. Yes.

Prof Amit Degada, also emphasized to academician that we should work with positive mind set and make Industralist more ‘feel Good’ by the efforts of the faculties and the students. He said that it’s said that in 21st century whole world looks for progress it look at India and when India look for progress, it looks at Gujarat but we should make this further that when Gujarat looks for progress it will look at GTU Innovation Sankul. Let’s make the #1 state further strengthen its position.

In that session it was suggested by one faculty that GTU should try to omit some first year subjects which is not useful for students in future (e.g. MOS is not useful for EC, IC, CE, IT and Electrical) and introduce some subjects that will enhance the creativity of the students.
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Mr. N H Kantesariya, Secretary of GIDC Lodhika Industrial Association (GLIA), in his speech gave full assurance to all academicians that the GLIA would be ready to take any steps for advancing the concept of GTU Innovation Council. He also asked to put more emphasize on long term training of the students in terms of 30 to 45 days in between semesters. He praised the effort of Dr. Akshai Aggarwal of GTU Innovation Sankul for the first time in INDIA.

Mr. Pravinbhai Maniar, who is the source of Inspiration for VVP engineering college also praised the efforts of GTU VC Dr. Akshai Aggarwal. He also said that GTU also knows the importance of Rajkot as Educational and Industrial hub and that’s why Dr. Aggarwal has given 3 GTU Innovation Sankuls. He also presented the concept of ‘DARSHAN YATRA’, in which we should take our first year students to visit the local industry as soon as they come to the first year and develop the atmosphere from the first year itself. For Second year Students, he suggested to organize ‘ANUBHAV YATRA’ in that all the second year students should be taken into the industry which was visited in the first year for a longer duration. He wished his feelings towards GTU VC Dr. Akshai Agrawal by saying that ‘May God make the novel ideas of GTU VC Akshaya (which will never end)’.

At last Vote of thanks was given by Mr. Kunal Khimani, UDISHA Club member, IT Department, VVP Engineering College.

To make this program successful Mr. Pravinbhai Maniar, Dr. Sachinbhai Parikh (Co-chairman of Sankul), Prof. Amit Degada, Convener UDISHA Club, Prof Ashvin Karemore, Co-convener UDISHA Club, Dr. Krishana Joshi, Prof. Girish Mulchandani, Mr. Bhavesh Dobaria, Mr. Kunal Khimani, Mr. Kuldeepsinh Rathod, Prof. Dipesh Kundalia and Prof. Jay Joshi had put the efforts.

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Dr. Krishna Joshi, Anchor, Member of UDISHA Club, Bio-Technology Department

From Left: Mr. N H kantesariya( Secratery GIDC Lodhika ind Asso.), Mr. Pravinbhai maniar (Chairman VVP Eng College, Mr. Uttambhai Patel (GIDC Lodhika), Dr. parikh (Pricipal VVP Sachin Co-

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Invited Guest

Invited Guest

Guest Welcome by Prof Amit Degada

Guest Welcome by Prof Ashvin Karemore

Guest Welcome by Prof Bhavesh Dobaria

Guest Welcome by Prog Girish Mulchandani

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GTU Innovation Sankul Presentation by Prof Amit D Degada, Convener UDISHA Club, VVP Engineering College, Rajkot

GTU Innovation Sankul Presentation by Prof Amit D Degada, Convener UDISHA Club, VVP Engineering College, Rajkot

GTU Innovation Sankul Presentation by Prof Amit D Degada, Convener UDISHA Club, VVP Engineering College, Rajkot

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Mr. N H Kantesaria, Secratery GIDC Lodhika Industries Association

Mr. Pravinbhai Maniar, Chairman VVP Engg. College inspiring efforts of UDISHA Club

Mr. Pravinbhai Maniar, Chairman VVP Engg. College presenting the concept of ‘DARSHAN YATRA’

Mr. Kunal Khimani, UDISHA Club Member giving Vote of thanks.

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UDISHA Club, VVP Engineering College. From left: Prof Dipesh Kundalia (Mech), Prof Jay Joshi (Mech), Prof. Bhavesh Dobaria (Elect), Mr. Amit D Degada (Convener, UDISHA Club VVP Eng College), Dr. Sachin parikh (Co-Chairman, Rajkot 3 GTU Innovation Sankul), Mr. Ashvin L Karemore (Co-convener, UDISHA Club VVP Eng College), Prof Girish h Mulchandani (Computer Science), Mr. Kunal Khimani (IT), Dr Krishana Joshi (BioTechnology Dept). Behind-Mr. Kuldeepsinh Rathod (Elect).

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GTU Innovation Council nominates Directors for Various Innovation Sankuls 12th May 2011
GTU Innovation council has nominated 24 Directors for various Sankuls in Phase 2 and they will be taking care of the following activities. 1. To arrange periodic meeting among other principals of the same vertical under a particular Sankul to design branch specific road maps. 2. To work for ensuring that all the Udisha Clubs in each of the Colleges are activated and that they play a significant role in policy designing and executing it. 3. To ask the Principals to allocate specific teachers to 30-40 students of each college who will take care of Industrial Shodh Yatras. 4. To distribute (and to redesign, if required) process formats of scouting and documenting of IDPs (Industry Defined Projects) from industries during shodh yatras. 5. To design an algorithm to map every 3-4 student (along with their faculty, if possible) to a specific industry / MSME. 6. To monitor evaluation of IDPs in early final year and to submit it to GTU. 7. To maintain healthy interaction with nearby industries of the same vertical through periodic meetings both at industry chamber and at various colleges under the respective Sankul. 8. To provide periodic updates / reports of activities / research developments / needs / meetings and associated things to GTU Innovation Council. These will be shared in the public domain so that Sankuls can learn about best practices from one another. 9. To locate innovative ideas / projects of your domain and Sankul, which need support in IPR, product designing support and any further requirement which can be directly taken care of by GTU Innovation Council. 10. To arrange periodic interactions with Udisha Clubs, students and faculties of various institutes to take their inputs in designing the local policies and disseminating information about the progress and programs of GTU Innovation Council and respective Sankuls.(The objejctive is to motivate the faculty members to participate in the industry-institute inter-action and to help make it more intensive).

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Prof(Dr) M G Bhatt Prof. Shyam Varghese Prof. Himal Pandya Prof. Ms. Saroj Vatsa Dr. R G Kapadia Mr. M M Dalchawal Mr. Rajesh Dodiya Mrs. Trupti S Almoula Ms. Igna Joshi Prof. Kantibhai C Patel Prof. P D Bharadia Prof. Jayaashish S. Sethi Prof. Vikram Kaushik Mr. Jayprakash V Bholanda Mr. A S Vyas Dr. Saurabh S Pandya Dr. M S Trivedi

Bhavnagar GTU Innovation Sankul Bhavnagar GTU Innovation Sankul. Bhavnagar GTU Innovation Sankul Bhavnagar GTU Innovation Sankul Bharuch GTU Innovation Sankul. Bharuch GTU Innovation Sankul Bharuch GTU Innovation Sankul Bharuch GTU Innovation Sankul. Bharuch GTU Innovation Sankul Mehsana GTU Innovation Sankul Mehsana GTU Innovation Sankul Mehsana GTU Innovation Sankul Mehsana GTU Innovation Sankul Godhra GTU Innovation Sankul Godhra GTU Innovation Sankul Godhra GTU Innovation Sankul. Godhra GTU Innovation Sankul

(Degree Engineering) (Diploma Engineering) (Pharmacy) (MBA) (Degree Engineering) (Diploma Engineering) (Pharmacy) (MBA) (MCA) (Diploma Engineering) (Pharmacy) (MBA) (MCA) (Degree Engineering) (Diploma Engineering) (Pharmacy) (MBA)

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GTU’s Udisha Innovation Clubs  GTU Innovation Council has been working to rejuvenate the spirit of innovation and to nurture and encourage creativity among more than 250,000 students and 10,000 faculty members in all the undergraduate and postgraduate courses of Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, MCA and Polytechnic. Techpedia had been working to make the information about all the projects done by engineering students widely available through its web-site. It had also been working on developing a National mentors Network for student projects. Since students projects are an important part of the strategies required for the work of GTU Innovation Council, GTU readily agreed work jointly with Techpedia.in as soon as the Managing Director of Techpedia.in met the new Vice-Chancellor in June 2010. On 13th July, 2010 GTU invited Prof Anil Gupta to address a conference of the Directors of the MBA Colleges, affiliated with GTU. While a joint pilot project for offering industry problems to undergraduate students was taken up in Rajkot region by Mr Hiranmay Mahanta, GTU organized and participated in a number of industry meetings at Ahmedabad, starting from August 2, 2010. Once the pilot project started bringing successful results, GTU Innovation Council work was developed further. GTU Innovation Council has created 25 Innovation Sankul in Gujarat involving 166 industry clusters and colleges of GTU. The capacity of each Sankul is being built by involving faculty members, professionals, students and owners & professionals of industries. Each Sankul is being encouraged to develop a methodology of working, which inculcates innovation through joint working. At the end of every year, the working will be modulated after a review of the work during the year. This will lead to a cycle of capacity building and renewal during the year. During the summer, thousands of students and faculty members will work jointly with industries to determine the Industry Defined Problems (IDP). These may relate to improving the quality of the products. Or these may be for solving some problems, relating to the processes at the industries. At the beginning of the academic year, the output from the students will be evaluated and the best proposals will be given awards. The project problems will be uploaded on the Techpedia, the national knowledge portal.
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To work with the Sankuls, GTU is establishing Udisha Clubs in every College. More than 300 Udisha Clubs have already sent the working reports. Some of the recent reports are available on the GTU web-site at:
 http://www.gtu.ac.in/circulars/11May/Report%20on%20Last%20week%20activit

ies%20of%20GTU's%20Udisha%20Clubs.pdf

http://www.gtu.ac.in/circulars/11May/meetings%20of%2024%20Udisha%20Clubs_30th%20April%2 02011.pdf .

    Appendix 1 gives briefly the features of the GTU Innovation Council.  Appendix  2  is  the  note  prepared  for  the  College  Principals/  Directors  of  GTU  Colleges  for  establishing Udisha Innovation Clubs.    *                         
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Appendix 1 

GTU (Gujarat Technical University) Innovation Council 
  Her Excellency, the President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil has declared the decade of Innovation  2010‐2020  for  inclusive  growth  of  the  nation.  GTU  has  conceptualized  and  implemented  the  roadmap of innovation in the Indian context and created GTU Innovation council at University level. 

 

Unique features of GTU Innovation council     Creating  User  Defined  Innovation  Eco‐system‐  To  create  value  for  the  research  work, that has already been done, and the research which is under process at GTU, a  User defined innovation ecosystem has been designed. Students and faculties at GTU  are  now  defining  the  user’s  (industry,  society,  and  business)      need  via  Industrial  Shodh Yatras which will be converted as final year project /thesis in UG, PG, and PhD  level at GTU from July 2011.  Around 40,000 projects will be attempted based on real industry floor issues at GTU  and  even  1%  success  rate  will  deliver  a  few  hundred  solutions  to  MSMEs  (Micro,  Small & Medium Enterprises) of country every year. 
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     Mapping of Industrial Needs and Academic research‐ All GTU research works in UG  and PG level are now being scouted from all colleges and are being put together at  www.techpedia.in .This will map the mind of 1 lac technical students every year and  innovation  quotient  of  the  university  will  go  up  in  a  single  stroke.  By  scouting  the  IDPs  (industry  defined  projects)  from  floors  of  MSMEs  (Micro,  Small  &  Medium  Enterprises) GTU students and faculties will map the industrial needs in 166 industry  clusters of Gujarat from all engineering disciplines.  Democratizing innovation management process‐ To ensure the active participation  of each student of GTU in various stages, GTU Innovation Council has devised 3 stage  systems  by  creating  GTU  Sectorial  Council,  GTU  Innovation  Sankuls/Clusters  and  Udisha  (Innovation)  Clubs.  More  than  300  Innovation  Clubs  (Udisha)  have  already  been  established  in  GTU  colleges  by  now  and  all  GTU  colleges  will  be  establishing  Udisha clubs by this academic year. An udisha club consists of students and faculties  of each stream of engineering. Sectorial Council at University has all vertical industry  association representatives, who will take care of specific branch of engineering and  technology in innovation clusters/Sankuls.  Industry‐Academia  cluster  development  involving  GIDCs  and  GTU  colleges‐  Involving  GTU  colleges  and  MSME  (Micro,  small  and  medium  enterprises)  clusters,  25  GTU  Innovation  Sankuls  have  been  created  in  various  parts  of  Gujarat.  e.g.‐  Ahmedabad,  Vatva,  Gandhinagar,  Naroda,  Vadodara,  Godhra,  Vallabh  Vidya  Nagar,  Surat,  Vapi,  Ankleshwer,  Rajkot,  Morbi,  Bhavnagar,  Jamnagar,  Junagadh,  Kuchchh,  Surendranagar,  Mehshana,  Patan  etc.  The  Innovation  Sankuls  will  have  18‐25  colleges  of  engineering  /  MBA  /  pharmacy  /  polytechnic  /  MCA  and  a  thousand  MSMEs.  Some  clusters  /Sankuls  have  been  created  to  address  the  need  of  specific  sectorial industries in state.  Creating sustainable motivation for students and researchers ‐    GTU will reward 2  credits  in  its  academic  system  to  define  the  real  floor  issues  (Industry  defined  projects,  IDPs)  of  MSMEs  (Micro,  small  and medium enterprises)  of  the  State.  Best  1000 problem proposals which will be submitted to University in July after industrial  Shodh Yatra in summer of 2011 will be supported by the university to drive the ideas  to  product  format.  Four  academic  credits  will  be  rewarded  for  attempting  to  solve  these IDPs (industry defined projects) in the final year of GTU students.  Developing  relay  model  of  innovation  and  student  entrepreneurship  module  development‐ Techpedia and GTU will document the progress of all research works 
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at  GTU  of  each  industry  defined  projects.  For  the  very  1st  time  GTU  will  document  the progress of its all research works in real time so that a few cycles of attempts of  research  in  coming  year  will  lead  the  raw  IDPs  (MSME  industry  problems)  to  products or solutions which can be absorbed by industries. GTU will support the best  solutions  to  reach  a  product  level  conceptualization  and  then  students  will  be  encouraged to develop entrepreneurship at the UG level as it has been successfully  done in experimental module in august –December 2010. This will foster innovation  fueled student enterprise modules and a few dozen student startups can certainly be  realized at the end of the academic year.   Emphasis on process innovation – For the very 1st time  GTU Innovation Council will  not  only  focus  on  the  desired  production  solution  for  industries  but    it  is  also  emphasizing on documenting the best ways to succeed in specific type of research  works  and  to  note  down  the  ways  which  increases  the    time  cycle  of    developing  solution in corresponding research areas. Multiple teams of students and faculties at  multiple  places  will  attempt  similar  industry  problems  to  develop  a  model  of  collaborative research and product designing in innovative ways. This will reduce the  time cycle of developing innovative products and processes for industries.   Socializing  Technologies‐  GTU  Innovation  Council  is  not  only  addressing  the  floor  issue  of  industries  but  also  scouting  and  documenting  the  socio‐technical  issues  of  tribal people and the most backward districts of the State like Dang. Through Shodh  Yatras  GTU  students  are  interacting  with  the  rural  and  tribal  people  to  map  their  socio‐technical  needs  and  converting  them  as  research  projects  like  designing  low  cost  solar  application  for  tribal  areas  and  designing  machines  to  process  Chironji  seeds in Dang districts.  Protecting  IPR,  Intellectual  property  rights  and  bringing  Saraswati  and  Laxmi  together (promoting knowledge economy along with innovations.)‐GTU Innovation  Council will help the best thesis/projects attempted by students and faculties to get  promoted and the University will help them in protecting their intellectual property  rights (IPR) so that research will lead to sustainable knowledge economy with proper  credit protection with respect to the innovators. Awareness will be created among  students and faculties about above issues to increase the efficiency of the system at  each Sankul and Innovation Club level.   Promoting Frugal/Gandhian Innovations‐   In an attempt to promote the concept of  Gandhian  engineering  at  university  level  in  the  state,  Techpedia.in,  in  association  with Gujarat Technological University (GTU), has initiated one of its kind of award to  honour the best cost effective innovations at academic level that could benefit the  masses.  The categories for the awards have been instituted after the 32 engineering 
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disciplines  offered  at  GTU.  Two  awards  will  be  given  in  each  category  of  under‐ graduate, post‐graduate and diploma courses. The award will encourage and support  students and faculty to design cost‐effective and eco‐friendly products and services  for the larger section of society. The innovators will be motivated to put their efforts  together  in  socializing  technologies.  Students  and  researchers  at  GTU  will  not  only  innovate to create value for money but also to create value for many. The innovation  clubs  will  streamline  the  attempts  aimed  at  creating  more  from  less  for  more  and  more.   Harnessing the numerous months of efforts of research for productive innovation  creation‐  GTU  students  are  putting  some  10  months  of  effort  in  their  final  year  in  attempting to solve projects as a part of the curriculum. Around 1 lac students while  putting  10  months  of  effort  per  year  constitute  nearly  1  million  human  months  of  efforts.  Through  this  process  GTU  Innovation  Council  will  effectively  harness  the  students’  inputs  guided  by  some  15,000  faculties  at  GTU  in  a  collaborative  environment to create a sustainable knowledge ecosystem in a period of the coming  3 years with a “feel the difference approach”.    Exchanging  mentors  from  industry  and  academia‐  GTU  innovation  Sankuls  will  exchange  floor  engineers  from  various  MSMEs  (Micro,  small  and  medium  enterprises) with corresponding faculties of particular stream which will further lead  to  design  a  road  map  in  academia  for  a  need  based  evolution.  Students  will  get  a  practical  insight  and  feedbacks  from  industry  floors  will  enable  them  in  blending  their thoughts with proper orientation to adapt innovative approaches in solving real  life issues. 

GTU Innovation Council will work 
•To inculcate among students and faculty a spirit of enquiry, confidence in their ability and  innovation   •To  encourage  the  students  to  work  with  industries  and  businesses  and  R&D  institutions  with the help of Techpedia  •To  facilitate  innovations  by  MSMEs  (Micro,  small  and  medium  enterprises)  by  value  addition through support by GTU students and faculties  •To create appropriate eco‐systems and environment to foster innovation by identifying the  problems,  designing  and  developing  the  product  or  improving  the  business  /  industrial  processes, mentoring students/researchers during the project and evaluation of the project.                                                                                                        
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Appendix 2  Clubs in GTU Colleges A Note for Colleges GTU Innovation Sankuls: To bring industries, businesses and GTU Colleges together, GTU is planning to set up Innovation Sankuls. Each Sankul will represent a cluster of GTU Colleges and the industries in the area. One such Sankul of which your college would be a member will be set up soon by GTU. A Club at every GTU College: To take advantage of the Sankuls and to organize other placement activities at each College, it has been suggested that every GTU college should set up a Club. The Club may be called the Udisha1 (Universal Development of Integrated Skills through Higher Education) Club of the College. General Guidelines for setting up a Club:
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Each club will have an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will have some faculty and students of various branches as members. One of the faculty member will act as its coordinator. Faculty Members: As far as possible, each Branch should have one faculty member in the Executive Committee. Student Members: As far as possible, from every Branch, there may be one student from each year. Thus during this semester, from each branch, there may be three students, one each from the first, the second and the third year respectively.

The members of the Executive Committee at a College will be nominated by the Principal/ Director of the College. The Training and Placement Officer of the College may be an important member of the Club. The Principal/ Director will be the Patron of the Club. Activities:
1. The club will coordinate the activities of corresponding Navsarjan Sankul at college

level. a. To establish a close and continuing inter-action between the industries and the College b. To decide about the Final Year projects in consultation with industries

The name ‘Udisha’ has been borrowed from a similar project of the Commissioner of Higher Education, Government of Gujarat and Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat

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c. To be able to seek and get the help of industries in execution of the Final Year project by way of    Mentoring Help by way of materials Help in evaluation of the project

To identify and to help solve the problems of the d. industries. e. f. To have students and teachers visit industries To have summer internships in the industries of teachers and

g. To work out exchange professionals from the industry

h. To participate in the activities of the industry associations for developing a closer inter-action by helping the To organize continuing education programs for i. industries by assessing the needs of the industry and society. k. To harness the effective potential of young technical minds and faculties.
2. The Club will work towards ensuring that every student gets an excellent placement

after she/ he completes his/ her studies. For this purpose, the activities will be as follows: a. Providing information about career options and job avenues b. Career counseling and placement. c. Training for developing Soft skills

d. Motivational activities e. Organizing mock-interviews to equip students with interview etiquettes at college level f. Arranging local campus – interviews

The Club may consult the Principal if it wants to take up any other extra curricular activity.

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Additional Activities for MBA Colleges: MBA students have to prepare studies on strategies required for global businesses. So they have to study and prepare papers on some specific countries. When a student is encouraged to do an original case-study, it also helps him become a more creative person. MBA students would require four different types of activities: TYPE 1: Working with GTU-FSCC to study a financial service offered by some organization and to determine the skills required for those, who are engaged in providing such a service. TYPE 2: Working with GTU-CHRSOS to study an organizational structure or the HR policies of some organization or of some large Department of an organization and to determine the skills required for those, who are at various levels in the organization or for those, who are providing a HR service. TYPE 3: Working with GTU-SCM to study a marketing service offered by some organization and to determine the skills required for those, who are engaged in providing such a service. TYPE 4: GTU Objectives in developing country-specific studies: Our management institutions have done a good job educating our MBA students by using Harvard case studies as well as similar material from other good sources. Our management and business schools have also conducted many good studies about businesses in China, USA and a few other countries. However Indian Universities must study the business environment from the Indian perspective for all the 270 countries of the world. A study from the Indian perspective may lead to a significantly different understanding as compared to a study from the American or European or Chinese perspective. Such studies may be valuable to Indian businesses. But these may also add value to the world’s store-house of knowledge by providing a study from the Indian perspective to the available studies from the American, European and the Chinese perspectives. GTU Strength for becoming a leader in country-specific studies: Universities can conduct such studies and keep them updated only through ‘relay studies’, whereby a student performs the study and it is then carried forward, improved and updated by the next year’s student. GTU has 106 Management Colleges and more than 1,000 faculty members. Many of the faculty members are interested in the global business environment. So GTU is uniquely placed to conduct such studies and become a storehouse of information about the business environment in the 200 countries of the third and the fourth world. GTU proposes to encourage its students and faculty members to conduct such studies and it proposes to put such case studies on its cloud, so that the work may be widely disseminated for obtaining feedback. The process for the study of global strategy: a. During the visits to the businesses and industries, every student should learn about linkages of these businesses with countries in the third and the fourth world. Then one should try to locate an Industry Defined Problem (IDP) for a case study.

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In case no business, with external linkages, can be located through visits to the industry, one may take the help of trustees, teachers and friends to locate some such businesses. b. During the summer after the first year, preparation of a report about a couple of countries by a class. Each report should include the following for each country: (each component may be taken up by a Group of about 6 students.) (i) Its economic history and its historical context (ii) Its trading partners and the products (iii) Its economic linkages with India (iv) Its major companies (v) Any Indian-owned businesses (vi) Any prominent Indians in the country (vii) c. Good Business Colleges

Submission and Evaluation of the Report at the start of the third semester

d. Using the IDP, preparation of an “Intent to do- a Case study” about some business aspect in the country of interest by every group of 6 students during the third semester If possible, some students may plan to visit the country-of-interest during the term-break between the third and fourth semesters for one to two weeks. d. During the fourth semester, analysis of a global strategy problem currently or recently facing a firm/country of interest. The case study should identify mechanisms for winning the global strategy game overcoming cultural/social and institutional differences in the country. The outputs should be a Case-study and a 30 minute presentation. The issues involved in the MBA programs in our country are that most of the programs in their syllabus content and in the way these are delivered do not inculcate and encourage the spirit of creativity and innovation. GTU is attempting, through both the design of its new MBA program (i) to create a syllabus, which has an intimate relationship with the local context, while it is designed to prepare managers for the ‘flat’ world of today and (ii) to deliver the program such that the native creativity and spirit of innovation of a student is sharpened and the student starts feeling comfortable in using his own ideas, along with the ideas of great management thinkers, for solving practical business problems. The objective is that a GTU MBA should be able to face the uncertainties and challenges at his work place by calling upon his native creativity and spirit of innovation.
 

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GTU Innovation Sankul (VALSAD-VAPI SANKUL) Meeting Report Date : 02/05/2011 Co-Chairman (Academia) Prof. N M Patel Co-chairman (Industries) Mr. Ashok Shukla (Chairman, Vapi Industrial Association, Vapi)

The 1st Meeting of GTU Innovation Sankul (Valsad-Vapi) was held on 2nd May, 2011 chaired by Prof. N.M.Patel at Valsad. Prof Patel introduced the members of the Sankuls and following things were discussed and decided in the 1st round of Sankul meeting. • • Discussion for appointment of Co-Chairperson for Innovation Sankul from Industry. After discussion, Sankul committee has decided that the Sankul might recommend to GTU Innovation Council the name of Mr. Ashok Shukla (Chairman, Vapi Industrial Association, Vapi) as the Co-Chairmen from industry for the Valsad Vapi Sankul . • The following Principals were appointed as the Directors (Academia) from different academic disciplines.:

MBA & MCA: Engineering:

Dr. Kayur M Naik (Laxmi Institute of Management, Sarigam) Shri N S patel Shri C S Rao (Laxmi Institute of Technology, Sarigam) (Dr. B.B.A. Govt. Poly, Karad) (Shri G M Bilakhiya College of Pharmacy,Rofel,Vapi)

Pharmacy

:

Dr. D D Santani

Shri Mittal Dalal (Shri G M Bilakhiya College of Pharmacy,Rofel,Vapi) • Nomination of Committee members for the Sankul from industries will be worked out by the Directors, jointly with the Co-Chairpersons. The tentative distribution may be as follows: MBA & MCA: 08 Members Engineering : 09 Members Pharmacy • : 08 Members

The Sankul committee members from industry side may be Chairmen of different industrial association of Valsad -Vapi district region and prominent industry leaders.

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Appendix 1: The GTU Colleges in the Valsad –Vapi Innovation Sankul

Name of Institute Dr. B.B.A. Govt. Polytechnic, Karad (D.P.) Laxmi Institute of Tchnology, Sarigam Smt BNB Swaminarayan Pharmacy College, Salvav-Vapi Government Polytechnic, Waghai, Dist - Dang Laxmi Institute of Management, Sarigam Government Polytechnic, Valsad Government Polytechnic, Daman Rofel Shri G. M. Bilakhia College of Pharmacy Rofel Shri G. M. Bilakhia College of Pharmacy Government Engineering College, Valsad Government Engineering College, Valsad Government Engineering College, Valsad

Name of Principal/Udisha Co-ordinator/ Representative Shri. C. S. Rao Shri N. S. Patel Shri J. B. Joshi Shri N. A. Sangani Dr. K. M. Nayal Shri. S. R. Parikh Shri. A.T. Patel Dr. D. D. Santani Shri. Dhaval Mittal Prof. A. M. Patel Prof. N. M. Patel Prof. V. P. Pandya

Email Address dec659@gtucolleges.in nspatelns@yahoo.co.in jayeshjoshi2011@yahoo.co.in gpwaghai2010@yahoo.co.in keyurdhuya@gmail.com gpvalsad2004@yahoo.co.in ashokkumarpatel123@yahoo.co.in devsantani@gmail.com dalalmittal@gmail.com gmpchangecv@gmail.com nm_chemldce@yahoo.c om vipoolpandya@yahoo.com

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Congratulations to Naroda Innovation Sankul for completing formation of its Sankul Committee involving Co-Chairmen, Directors and Industry counterparts of various Sectors.

Naroda Innovation Sankul has geared up in setting up the complete architecture of corresponding colleges and GIDC clusters with excellent cooperation from President Naroda Industry Association. This Sankul have finished half a dozen industrial Shodh Yatras and located around 50 industry defined projects by now.The faculties of the colleges have helped the students in modularizing the problems and accompanying them in Industrial Shodh Yatras for enabling the students to have a greater visibility and practical aspects of floor MSMEs.The Industrial Shodh Yatras have been lead by Prof Uday Trivedi, Prof M.G.Desai and others from various branches. The Service sector of industries has been brought into the loop for MBA and associated streams. Co-Chairman (Academia): Prof. M R Patel, Principal, Vishwakarma Govt. Engg. College, Chandkheda, A'bad Co-Chairman (Industry) : Mr. Shailesh Patwari, P resident, Naroda Industries Assn., A'bad

The Naroda Industries Association (NIA) hosed a dinner for all the college prinicipals of the Vatva and Naroda Sankuls at the Paryavaran Mandir, Naroda on 28/4/2011. The meeting was chaired by Shri Shaileshbhai Patwari, President, NIA and Co-Chair (Industry) for the Naroda Sankul. The ‘Shodhyatras’ carried out, by the professors and students at Naroda had proved to be hugely successful. Both the industries and the academia realised that the interaction between the industries and industries through the Sankuls should be promoted further. GTU Innovation Council has nominated the following Directors in their respective fields in Naroda Innovation Sankul. Shri Shaileshbhai Patwari, President, NIA and Co-Chair (Industry) for the Naroda Sankul has provided excellent support to each Industrial Shodh Yatra and has hosted periodic meetings with Principals and students. He has nominated members from various industry domains for smooth functioning of the Innovation Sankul and has assured all cooperation for the excellent
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cause. Naroda Industry Association and its members have shown extra ordinary support to GTU students and faculties from the very beginning. For the Shodh Yatra led by Prof Uday Trivedi and Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta in February 2011, NIA provided all possible infrastructure support.
The Principals and Directors jointly are working out an action agenda by this week end. The Innovation Sankul is allocating specific faculty to specific group of students very soon so that proper mentoring can be provided to all the students at all the stages of work starting from scouting floor issues and developing them as part of the Final year project during the academic year 2011-12. It is expected that dedicated sector specific groups of faculties will come forward to design and execute the local policies relevant to the MSMEs/Colleges of particular Sankul.

Completing formation of the Naroda Innovation Sankul committee: The nomination of the five Directors for each of the disciplines of MCA, MBA, Pharmacy, Degree Engineering and Diploma Engineering (Appendix 1) was completed on 12th May 2011.

The 5th Meeting of Naroda Innovation Sankul for Director Nomination is being addressed by Prof. Akshai Aggarwal, VC, GTU

The nomination of industry leaders (Appendix 2) to the Sankul Committee has completed the formation of the Sankul Committee.

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Mr. Sailesh Patwari has offered the infrastructure and human resources of NIA for use by the Sankul. He has also nominated 17 persons from industries of various disciplines who would be members of the Sankul Committee. He has requested all the Principals to motivate students and faculties to visit the industries and document their observations. He narrated a few successful cases in dinner meeting hosted on behalf of Naroda Industry Association wherein waste was converted into useful raw material for producing energy and economy.

“We believe that workers and engineers from our industries can help evaluate the problem statements / industry defined problems as desired by GTU. A vibrant linkage between each stake holder of GTU Innovation Council including students, faculties, Industries and Sankul authorities can certainly improve both the products and processes of MSMEs and business units.” Shri Shaileshbhai Patwari, President, NIA and Co-Chair (Industry) for the Naroda Innovation Sankul

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Appendix 1: Directors of the Naroda Innovation Sankul committee:

Name Dr A.R.Prasanna

Institute L. J. Institute Of Computer Applications Ahmedabad Sal Institute Of Tech. & Engg. Research, Ahmedabad R. C. Technical Institute, Sola , Ahmedabad Shri Chimanbhai Patel Institute Of Management & Research Ahmedabad SAL Institute Of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad

Director MCA

Prof. Rupesh Vasani Prof.V.N.Soni Prof. Ashwin Mehta Dr. K.N.Patel

Degree Engineering

Polytechnic MBA

Pharmacy

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Appendix 2: The member of Naroda Innovation Sankul Committee from industries
Name of the Unit AKASH DYES & INTERMEDIATE DISHMAN PHARMACEUTICALS BARODA MINERALS CONTINENTAL CHEMICALS MINAL INTERMEDIATES JAY MINERALS J B INDUSTRIES Address PLOT NO. 1401/B, PH-IV Contact Person PATEL AJAY DINESHKUMAR ARVIND SUTHAR

PLOT NO. 1216, PH-IV

PLOT NO. 42, PH-III PLOT NO. 632, PH-IV PLOT NO. 1405, PH-IV PLOT NO. 1003, PH-IV PLOT NO. 1304/1-4, PH-IV

TEJAS PATEL SATISH K AGRAWAL MAYURKUMAR K JANI JAY SHAH JATIN BHANUBHAI PATEL BHAVESH PATEL MANSUKHBHAI D MAKADIA DAHYABHAI PATEL PATEL GOPALBHAI B PRASHANT PATEL

KINJAL CHEMICALS MERCURY DYECHEM INDUSTRIES NARAYAN INDUSTRIES SHIV CERAMIC INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES RADHA CHEMICALS SHAH INDUSTRIES

PLOT NO. 1606, PH-I PLOT NO. 184/8&9, PH-I

PLOT NO. 1303/1, PH-IV PLOT NO. 404, PH-IV PLOT NO. B-2/3, PH-III

PLOT NO. 25/1, PH-III PLOT NO. C-1/257/270+271, PH-I PLOT NO. 1305/5, P-IV PLOT NO. 409, PH-IV PLOT NO. 143/3/154, PH-II

SHAILESH I PATWARI PARAG SHAH

AMBICA INDUSTRIES HALCYON LABORATORIES SHREE ORGANO CHEMICAL

DIPAK KANUBHAI PATEL MAHESH TALATI J V SHAH

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Appendix 3: The GTU Colleges in the Naroda Innovation Sankul

INSTITUTE NAMES OF GTU INNOVATION SANKUL, NARODA

College Code 632 730 517 032 519 227 633 640 277 067 017

K. P. Thakkar Institute Of Technology, Viramgam L. J. Institute Of Computer Applications Ahmedabad L. J. Institute Of Computer Applications Sarkhej Chokdi, Ahmedabad L. J. Institute Of Engineering And Technology, Ahmedabad L. J. Institute Of Management Studies Sarkhej Chokdi, Ahmedabad L. J. Institute Of Pharmacy, Sanand Chokdi, Ahmedabad L. J. Polytechnic, Ahmedabad R. C. Technical Institute, Sola , Ahmedabad SAL Institute Of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad Sal Institute Of Tech. & Engg. Research, Ahmedabad Vishwakarma Government Engineering college, Chandkheda F. D.(Mubin) Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dehgam, Bahiyal, Gandhinagar R. B. Institute Of Management Studies Ahmedabad Divaba Institute of Management & Computer Application (DIMCA)- Dascroi Sal Institute of Management (SFI) ,Opp. Science City, Bhadaj,Ahmedabad Shri Chimanbhai Patel Institute Of Management & Research Ahmedabad Shri Chimanbhai Patel Institute Of Management & Research Ahmedabad

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Congratulations to GTU Innovation Sankul -Junagadh for startingd allocation of students to industries so that the pre-Final Year students can work out the Industry Defined Problems (IDP) during the months of June and July
GTU Innovation Council has created an Innovation Sankul in and around Junagadh consisting of 23 GTU colleges. This Sankul has successfully congregated the team from both industry and academia.GTU Innovation Council has nominated the following authorities as Co-chairmen for the Sankul: Co-Chairman (Academia) Dr. Ved Vyas Dwivedi, Director & Principal Noble Engineering College, Junagadh

Co-Chairman (Industry)

Mr. Shashi Thanki Chairman and President, Austin Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd.

As per directives of the honorable VC Dr Akshai Aggarwal, a meeting of the UDISHA Clubs under the GTU Innovation Sankul- Junagadh was held at Noble Group of Institutions, Junagadh on May. 11, 2011 at 02:30 under the guidance of Dr. Ved Vyas Dwivedi (Academic Co-chairman of Junagadh Sankul). The representatives of different colleges including degree/diploma engineering, pharmacy, MBA colleges from Junagadh district discussed many topics related to UDISHA Club activities. 1. Each college will submit the hierarchy of the committee members working in their UDISHA CLUB by May 12, 2010, 5.00 pm. 2. Each college is going to make a list of industry persons who will help their students to improve their practical aspects. 3. The students of 2nd & 4th semester (degree engineering) will be divided into groups of 20-25 each. One faculty member will be allocated to each group for their supervision. 4. The students of 6th semester (degree engineering) are individually (or in a group of two/three) going to have training of approximately 1 month after completion of their 6th semester final exam. They will be monitored by one of the faculty members from the department. 5. The students are provided an NOC from their respective colleges for industrial training. 6. The students of 2nd semester MBA are having compulsory summer training after completion of their 2nd semester final exam. 7. All the students will submit their training report after Industrial Shodh Yatras.

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8. The presentation session will be conducted in the next semester to share their knowledge with their classmates. 9. The students will take snaps of their training session if permitted and will submit the same to their department. 10. The Pharmacy will plan for their students for summer training. 11. MCA institutions will prepare the same what has been discussed in the agenda. 12. The list of participating colleges is attached. 13. A sample NOC was distributed to these institutions. 14. Also a sample copy (roughly prepared) of report was given to all representatives. 15. All the students of semesters VI, IV and II to be informed/addressed in person especially during GTU exams about the objectives of this Sankul. 16. They should be assigned with internal guides / supervisors for the visits, projects, training and interaction in groups of 20-25 (Sem. II, IV) and 1-3 (Sem. VI).

The Innovation Sankul has started allocating students to industries so that the pre-Final Year students can work out the Industry Defined Problems (IDP) during the months of June and July.

The Appendices contain the following useful information about

GTU Innovation Sankul Junagadh
Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Directors for Junagadh Innovation Sankul Members from Industries in the Sankul Committee of Sankul activities at Noble group of Integrated Technical EducationJunagadh campus Appendix 4 Appendix 5 List of Colleges under GTU Innovation Sankul, Junagadh Pages 8-9 Page 3 Pages 4-6 Page 7

Detailed plan of Sem VI EC Engg students for Summer Projects for Pages 1011 locating IDP Detailed plan of Sem VI Mech Eng. students for Summer Projects for locating IDP
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Appendix 1 The following authorities were nominated as Director for Junagadh Innovation Sankul: Name Prof. Megha Mehta Prof. Kaushal Thaker , Prof. Harsh Modha Prof. Amit Modi Director Degree Engineering MBA

Polytechnic

Prof. Mukesh Parecha

MCA

Prof. Jayrajsinh Sarvaiya

Pharmacy

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Appendix 2: The following members were nominated as the members from Industry No.
1.

Name of organization Austin Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd. Factory Owners Asso. – JUNAGADH

Address Chairman and President, Junagadh Plot No. 1101/1 GIDC Estate – II Sabalpur, Junagadh.

President/Person Shri Shashibhai Thanki Shri Laljibhai Mavani

2.

3.

Gondal GIDC-2 Industries Asso.

C/O Ball Teck Engineering, Shed K- 165-1/2, GIDC – 2 Jamvadi, Gondal – 360 311.

Shri Prafulbhai Tolia

4.

Porbandar GIDC Industrial Welfare Association

Off. Giriraj Lime Products Plot No. 282/6, G.I.D.C. Estate, Dharampur, Porbandar - 360577

Shri Jinubhai T. Dayatar

5.

Vanana Industrial Association

C/o. Bhagyesh enterprise F-14, Modern Complex, Liberty Cross Road, Porbandar – 360 375

Shri Dilipbhai R. Sundavadara

6.

Veraval Industries Association

201, GIDC Estate, Veraval: 362 269.

Shri O. N. Sharma

7.

Gondal (Part-2) GIDC-2 Industrial Association

C/o. Ball Teck Engineering, Shed K- 165-1/2, GIDC – 2 Jamvadi, Gondal – 360 311.

Shri Prafulbhai R. Tolia

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Dhoraji Vegadi G.I.D.C. Industries Association 4

C/o. Prashant Petrolium, Upleta Road, Dhoraji-360410 |

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Junagadh Industries(GIDC1) Association

C/o. Aroma Paints C/2-208/4, GIDC-1 Vasahat, Junagadh C/o.Bhagyesh enterprise, F-14, Modern Complex, Liberty Cross Road, Porbandar – 360 375

Shri Bhurabhai J. Desai

10.

Vanana Industrial Association

Shri Dilipbhai R. Sundavadara

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Porbandar GIDC Industrial Off. Giriraj Lime Products, Plot No. 282/6, G.I.D.C. Estate, Dharampur, Welfare Association Porbandar - 360577 Factory Owners Asso, Plot No. 1101/1 GIDC Estate – II Sabalpur, Junagadh Amreli Small Industries Association Dhoraji Vegadi G.I.D.C. Industries Association GIDC Association Babra , C/O Ghanshyam Tiles Ind., Plot No. 51 GIDC Estate, Amreli – 364 601. C/o. Prashant Petrolium, Upleta Road, Dhoraji-360410 Plot No. 8/D, Rajkot-Bhavnagar Road, GIDC-1, Babra-365421, Dist. Amreli.

Shri Jinubhai T. Dayatar

12.

Shri Laljibhai Mavani

13.

Shri Chandulal S. Chav

14.

Shri Arvindbhai J. Gajera

15.

Shri Devangbhai Jani

16.

Gondal GIDC-2 Industries C/O Ball Teck Engineering, Shed K- 165-1/2, GIDC – 2 Jamvadi, Asso., Gondal – 360 311 Austin Engineering Co Ltd Junagadh Creative Casting Pvt. Ltd, Junagadh Gokul seeds Works Manager

Shri Prafulbhai Tolia

17.

Mr. Dhariyawala

18.

Vice President,

Mr. Siddharth Mr. Rakesh Dobariya

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Sintex N.Kamlesh Trading Chemical Industry, Sahyog Tank (Mangrol) Mother Dairy C.A. (Chartered Account) Head, HR (Mahindra Finance) Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Production Manager, Nicholas Piramal Ultratech Cement Reyon - Aditya Birla Group Sukum Empower solutions I square technologies Head, Planning: Austin Engineering Co. Ltd. Austin Engg Co. Ltd Junagadh Kodinar Veraval Porbandar Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Junagadh (Saurashtra, Kutch) Ahmedabad Head, HR, (Junadadh)

Mr. Dinesh Patel Mr. Jayesh Badani Mr. Chhagan Akbari Mr. Ashok Malvia Mr. Atul lakhani Mr. Harikrishna Sarvaiya Mr. Manoj Goswami Mr. Amit Vegad

23. 24. 25.

26. 27.

28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.

Mr. Hardik Parikh Mr. Saurabh Shiyara

34.

Mr. Hitesh Ajmera (B.E. Mechanical, MBA)

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Appendix 3: GTU Innovation Sankul - Junagadh activated following activities at Noble group of Integrated Technical Education-Junagadh campus

[1]. A Tacheometric project work was completed by 51 students of 4th semester along with 5 faculty members of Civil Engineering on 4th March, 2011 at P.T.C. college campus ground, Junagadh. [2]. An industrial shodh yatra (visit) was conducted for 6th semester students of EC branch at BSNL on 25th April 2011. Total 62 students and three faculty members visited BSNL Exchange Junagadh. [3]. An industrial shodh yatra (visit) was conducted for 5th semester students of EC branch at DOORDARSHAN, Rajkot on 26/09/2010. Total 62 students along with 6 faculty members visited DOORDARSHAN KENDRA. [4]. A shodh yatra (visit) was conducted for 4th semester students of EC branch at SONIC, Gandhinagar on 1st April 2010. Total 62 students along with 8 faculty members visited the company. [5]. A shodh yatra (visit) was conducted for 6th semester students of IT branch at ISRO, Gandhinagar on 28/02/2011. Total 50 students along with 4 faculty members visited the company. [6]. A shodh yatra (visit) was conducted for 6th semester students of MECHANICAL branch at JYOTI CNC, Rajkot on 10/05/2011. Total 60 students along with 5 faculty members visited the company. [7]. The students of semester 1st and 3rd sem (total 50) along with 4 faculty members of MBA visited two companies named PRINT VISION PVT. LTD and AMBA OFFSET at Ahmedabad on 2-3 October 2010. They visited Akshay Patra (NGO) at Gandhinagar

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Appendix 4: The following colleges are under GTU Innovation Sankul Junagadh

College Code
035

Institute Name
Noble Engineering College, Junagadh

Address
’Parth Vatika’, JunagadhBhesan Road, Bamangam, Junagadh -362310. Dr. SUBHAHSH PALACE, Dr. shubhash road, nr. Railway crossing, Junagadh - 362 001

083

Dr. Subhahsh Pethaljibhai Chavda Ahir Kelvani Mandal`s Group of Institutions-Engg, Junagadh

619 663

Government Polytechnic, Junagadh Balaji Insti. Of Eng. & Tech, Junagadh

Technical School Campus, Junagadh – 362001 At. & Po. Makhiyala, Junagadh - Dhoraji Highway, Junagadh - 362014.

665 679 231

Om Insti. Of Eng.& Technology,Junagadh N.R.Vekaria Insti. Of Tech. , Junagadh N. R. Vekaria Institute Of Pharmacy, Junagadh

Bheshan Road, Chokli, Dist. Junagadh - 362310 Bikha Road, Junaghadh, Junaghadh - 362001 C.L. College Campus, Bhikha Road, Junagadh - 362 001. Junagadh, Bamangam, Junagadh. Dr. SUBHAHSH PALACE, Dr. Shubhash Road, Nr. Railway Crossing, JUNAGHADH - 362 001 C/O. Shri Brahmananad Dham Education Campus, Ta: Visavadar, Junaghdh, Chparda - 362120 Veraval - Kodinar Highway, Ta: Sutarpada, Junagadh 362275 Dr. Subhahsh Palace, Dr. Shubhash Road, Nr. Railway Crossing, Junagadh - 362 001

269 287

Vivek Bharti Trust Pharmacy College, Junagadh DR. SUBHASH PETHALJIBHAI CHAVDA AHIR KELVANI MANDAL'S GROUP OF INSTITUTION-PHARMACY

534

Shri Brahamanand Institute Of Computer Science,Junagadh

543

Dr. Bharat Barad Institute of Management & Computer Science, Sutrapada, Junagadh (SFI) Dr. Subhahsh Pethaljibhai Chavda Ahir Kelvani Mandal's Group of Institutions,Khamdhrol Road, Junagadh (SFI)

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Smt. Vanitaben Bachubhai Nandola MCA College,Bhacha, Tal.Una, Di:Junagadh (SFI) N. R. Vekaria Institute Of Business Management Studies Junaghadh

At & Po: Bhacha, Ta: Una, Junagadh - 362560 Bilkha Road , Cl College Campus, Junagadh 362 001. “Parth Vatika”, Junagadh Bhesan Road, Via. Vadal, Nr. Bamangam, Junagadh - 362 310. Tapovan Sheikshanik Sankul, Bikha Road, Nr. Palasava Patiya, Dungarpur / Padariya, Junagadh - 362001 At : Chaparda Tal: Visavadar Dis: Junagath At.Bhacha, Taluka: Una, Dist. Junagadh, State: Gujarat Pin - 362560. Dr. Subhahsh Palace, Dr. Shubhash Road, Nr. Railway Crossing, JUNAGHADH - 362 001

736

738

Nobel Engg. College (Integrated Campus)

748

Shree S. P. Patel Mba College, Junagadh

767 777

Shri Brahmanand Institute Of Management, Junagadh Smt.Vanitaben Bachubhai Nandola Mba College, Una, Junaghadh

793

Dr. Subhahsh Pethaljibhai Chavda Ahir Kelvani Mandal's Group of Institutions, Khamdhrol Road, Di:Junagadh-(SFI)

627

Government Polytechnic, Porbandar

C/O. Govt. Polytechnic, Opp. Airport, Porbandar - 360 577. Chhaya Main Road, At & Po. Chhaya, Porbandar - 360 578. C/o. Govt. Polytechnic, Opp. Airport, Porbandar - 360 577. Chhaya Main Road, At & Po. Chhaya, Porbandar - 360 578.

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Shree Swaminarayan Institute of Management & I.T.Porbandar. (SFI)

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Government Polytechnic, Porbandar

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Shree Swaminarayan Institute of Management & I.T.Porbandar. (SFI)

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Name of Student ACHARYA CHINTAN MAHESHKUMAR AMBALIYA TUSHAR HARSUKHBHAI AMRUTIYA MANISH PRANJIVAN BABARIYA PRASHANT ARVINDBHAI BHANDERI BHARGAV BOPALIYA KETANKUMAR PRAGJIBHAI BORICHA KRUNAL KANABHAI CHANDEGARA DHARMIK ARUNBHAI CHAUHAN VIJAYKUMAR SHANTILAL CHOITHANI KIRAN TEKCHAND DANGAR SANDIP BALVANTRAI DAVE MANISHKUMAR RAMNIKLAL DHOLARIYA KAVITABEN MANSUKHBHAI DOBARIYA PURVISHABEN BABUBHAI DODIYA JIGARKUMAR NANUBHAI DOSHI PARTHKUMAR ASHWINKUMAR GODHASARA NIMESHKUMAR R. GOSWAMI PALLAV RAJESHPURI HERAMA CHANDRESH BHIKHUBHAI KADCHHA RAHUL SAVDASBHAI KAMDAR NIRALI PRAKASHCHANDRA KANANI KALPESH BHUPATBHAI KANERIYA NIKHIL DILIPBHAI KARASALIYA JALDEEPKUMAR G. 10

COMPANY

DATE

No. of days 7 7 5 7

AUTUS AUTOMATION,AHMEDABAD AUTUS AUTOMATION,AHMEDABAD GOBAIN CERAMIC,MORBI INSDUSTRY SAGUNA,JETPUR

1/6/2011 1/6/2011 25/5 2011 26/5/2011

GOBAIN CERAMIC,MORBI GOBAIN CERAMIC,MORBI BSNL,JUNAGADH BSNL,JUNAGADH BSNL,JUNAGADH BSNL,JUNAGADH GOBAIN CERAMIC,MORBI ULTRA CAB IND. PVT. LMTD BSNL,JUNAGADH BSNL,AHMEDABAD BSNL,JUNAGADH BSNL,JUNAGADH REAL INDUSTRIES,RAJKOT

25/5 2011 25/5 2011 25/5/2011 25/5/2011 25/5/2011 25/5/2011 25/5 2011 29/5/2011 25/5/2011 25/5/2011 25/5/2011 25/5/2011 25/5/2011

5 5 14 14 14 14 5 7 14 28

5

ULTRA CAB IND. PVT. LMTD ULTRA CAB IND. PVT. LMTD BSNL,JUNAGADH GOBAIN CERAMIC,MORBI ULTRATECH CEMENT LIMITED, THERMAL |

29/5/2011 29/5/2011 25/5/2011 25/5 2011 1/6/2011

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REAL INDUSTRIES,RAJKOT

25/5/2011

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ULTRATECH CEMENT LIMITED, THERMAL POWER PLANT BSNL,AHMEDABAD BSNL,AHMEDABAD ELECTRONICS ESTATE,GANDHINAGAR BSNL,AHMEDABAD AUTUS AUTOMATION,AHMEDABAD BSNL,JUNAGADH ULTRA CAB IND. PVT. LMTD INSDUSTRY JANKESHWARI,JETPUR BSNL,JUNAGADH ULTRA CAB IND. PVT. LMTD

1/6/2011 25/5/2011 25/5/2012 25/5/2011 25/5/2011 1/6/2011 25/5/2011 29/5/2011 26/05/2011 25/5/2011 29/5/2011

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Student Name
BALADHIA JANAKBHAI MADHABHAI BATHANI DARSHANKUMAR VALLABHBHAI BHATT JAYDEEP MANOJKUMAR DESAI DIVYESHKUMAR MANSUKHBHAI DOMADIYA NILESHKUMAR DHANJIBHAI GADHIYA MAYANK MAHESHBHAI JAVIA VISHAL HARSUKHBHAI JOSHI JIGNESHKUMAR RAJNIKANT JOSHI SUSHILKUMAR RAMESHBHAI KABARIA HIRENKUMAR BHOLABHAI KAPADIYA PIYUSHKUMAR RAMESHBHAI KORADIYA BHARGAVKUMAR AMRUTLAL MAHETA AMITKUMAR MAHESHKUMAR MALAVIYA RAVIKUMAR FULABHAI MANDVIYA SMIT HIMATLAL MEHTA BHAVIN HARSHADBHAI MEHTA NAVNEETKUMAR LALITBHAI NIMAVAT SANDEEP NARENDRABHAI ODEDARA RAMBHAI BHIKHABHAI OZA PRATIK YOGESHBHAI PARMAR DHIRAJKUMAR MANILAL PATEL APLESHKUMAR BHAGAVANBHAI PATEL APURVA RASIKBHAI PATEL DHAVALKUMAR JAYANTILAL PATEL HARDIKKUMAR NAVINBHAI PATEL MEHULKUMAR BHARATBHAI PATEL NISHIT KUNJVIHARI PATEL PARESHKUMAR RATILAL PATEL SAGAR MANSUKHBHAI 12

Name Of Company

Adress

Date
1/6/2011

No Of Days
21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21

Jyoti C.N.C Elecon Gear Pvt. Ltd. Kalpataru Power Trans.

Rajkot V.V Nagar Gandhinagar

1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011

Ultra Tech Cement. Kalpataru Power Trans. Max. Engg. Works Indian Rayon Girnar Engg Works Pipavav Shipyard Rolex Engineering Saurastra Cement G.H.C.L Chirag Foundary Kadvani Forge Ltd. Saurastra Cement O.N.G.C G.H.C.L

Rajula Gandhinagar Junagadh Veraval Ahmedabad Pipavav Rajkot Ranavav Sutrapada Rajkot Rajkot Ranavav Mehsana Sutrapada

Girnar Engg Works Gujarat Apollo India Girnar Engg Works Girnar Engg Works

Ahmedabad Mehsana Ahmedabad Ahmedabad

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Pipavav Shipyard G.H.C.L Creatve Castings Pvt. Ltd.

Pipavav Sutrapada Junagadh

1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011 1/6/2011

21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21

Apple Internation Apple Internation Pipavav Shipyard Pipavav Shipyard Rolex Engineering G.H.C.L G.H.C.L Chirag Foundary Kalpataru Power Trans. Rolex Engineering Ozon Ceramics Pvt. Ltd. Elecon Gear Pvt. Ltd.

Jamnagar Jamnagar Pipavav Pipavav Rajkot Sutrapada Sutrapada Rajkot Gandhinagar Rajkot Morbi V.V Nagar

Elecon Gear Pvt. Ltd. G.N.F.C Rolex Engineering G.H.C.L G.F.L Limited Essar Steel Ltd.

V.V Nagar Bharuch Rajkot Sutrapada Bharuch Surat

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Bhavnagar Innovation Sankul consisting of 12 institutes has successfully formed the Sankul committee. Looking to the diversified industry sectors in the region, the Sankul has tried to bring the MSMEs and GTU Colleges together on a common platform. Co-Chairman (Industry)Co-Chairman (Academic )Shri Pankaj Pandya , President Saurashtra Chamber of Commerce Dr .G.D.Acharya, Sir Bhavsinhji Polytechnic Institute

The 1st meeting in this regard was held on 29-04-2011 at Bhavnagar. The first coordination meeting
of GTU innovation council (MBA, Pharmacy, Engineering polytechnic directors) was held on 20th may 2011. The key agenda were as below: 1 To fix up strategy to implement objectives of innovation council(ic) 2 To design IDP ( Industry Defined Project ) format for concerned area. 3 To set up mechanism for effective coordination between institute, industries and GTU. 4 To prepare format for submission of progress report to GTU Ahmedabad 5 To plan for summer vacation training and project work planning of final year students. The Sankul committee decided to include 20 members from various industry domains for smooth functioning of the Sankul with equal emphasize on each academic domain.

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Directors of Bhavnagar Innovation Sankul

Name Prof Shyam Varghese

Institute Principal, Dr J.N. Mehta govt polytechnic Amreli Principal -S.S Pharmacy college Bhavnagar Head -Production Engineering Dpt.(T.P.O) S.S. Eng. College, Bhavnagar

Director Polytechnic

Mail ID shyamvarghese@yahoo.com, drjnmgp@yahoo.co.in,

Prof

Himal

Pandya

Pharmacy

himalpandya@yahoo.com

Prof Dr.M.G. Bhatt

Degree Engineering

mangalbhatt@gmail.com

Prof Ms.Sarojvatsa

M.B.A. DPT. Shree Sahjanand Institute of Management,

MBA

saroj_vats@yahoo.com

The Sankul Committee arranged a meeting on 20th may 2011 to design the course of action to engage the pre-final year students in Industrial Shodh Yatras to scout the industry floor problems/projects. The Directors of each sector shared their thoughts to optimize the efficiency while harnessing the research works of young minds.

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Appendix 1: List of the GTU Colleges under Bhavnagar Innovation Sankul

College Code
256

Institute Name
Shri Samanvay Institute Of Pharmacy, Botad Shantilal Shal Engineering College, Bhavnagar Shantilal Shah Pharmacy College Sir Bhavsinhji Polytechnic Institute, Bhavnagar Shree Sahajanand Institute Of Management, Bhavnagar Shree Samanvay Institute Of Management And Business Administration, Bhavnagar Government Engineering College, Bhavnagar Dr. J. N. Mehta Government Polytechnic, Amreli Shree Leuva Patel Trust Pharmacy Mahila College, Amreli K. V. Virani Institute of Pharmacy And Research Centre, Badhada Shree Leuva Patel Trust Mba Mahila College, Amreli - (Womens Only) K. K. Parekh Institute Of Management Studies Amreli

Address
At : Bhambhan, Tajpur Road, Opp. Maruti Ashram, Botad - 364 710, Dist. Bhavnagar. Bhavnagar University Campus, Gaurishanker Lake Road, Bhavnagar Bhavnagar University Campus, Gaurishanker Lake Road, Bhavnagar Vidhyanagar, Bhavnagar - 364002 C/O. SHREE SAHJANAND GURUKUL, GHOGHA ROAD, BHAVNAGAR - 364002 At Post: Bhambhan, Taluka: Botad, Dist: Bhavnagar. (Gujarat) BPTI CAMPUS, BHAVNAGAR Dr. Jivraj N. Mehta Govt. Polytechnic, Amreli - 365 602. Chakkargadh Road, Amreli - 3650601 Shaikshanik Sankul, Chakkarghad Road, Amreli. Savarkundla-Mahuva Road, At Badhada - 364 522, Dist. Amreli. Smt. Shantaben Haribhai Gajera Shaikshanik Sankul, Chakkargadh Road, Amreli – 365601. DR. JIVRAJ MEHTA VIDYA VIHAR, LATHI ROAD, AMRELI - 365 601

043 414 652 761 762

021 611 251

253 760

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Report A Conference of Stalwarts from Industries at Rajkot

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Conference for organizing GTU Innovation Sankuls in Rajkot A conference for organizing the Innovation Sankuls at Rajkot was organized at Decora Hall, GIDC Lodhica Industries Association, Metoda, Kalawad Road, Rajkot on 9th April 2011. Prof. Akshai Agarwal, Honorable VC, GTU and stalwarts from industries in Rajkot participated in this meeting. Some of the Principals/ Directors of Colleges affiliated with GTU from Rajkot were also present. (To discuss formation of the Innovation Sankuls, a meeting of the Principals/ Directors of Colleges from Saurashtra region had been organized on 4th Feb 2011 at B.H.Gardi College of Engg and Technology, Rajkot by Prof. Siddharth B Jadeja. Hence only those Principals/ Directors, who were associated with organization of the Conference of the Stalwarts from the industries were present at this meeting of 9th April 2011.) The conference started with a welcome address by Shri Pravinbhai Maniar- Chairman, VVP Eng. College. Prof Akshai Agarwal shared the vision of GTU Innovation Council, Innovation Sankuls and Udisha Clubs. He also described the success stories of the pilot project that was executed successfully by students of the Saurashtra region in September 2010. Shri Parakaram Sinh Jadeja suggested that GTU may implement a policy through GTU Innovation Council in which industry can offer resource to the students. The deserving candidates can be decided during the first year of curriculum. The students may have to come regularly to the company/MSMEs and also have to attend classes and training specific to company/MSME which provides the resource support. He showed keen interest in this initiative and said that he is committed to accept 15 GTU students from the coming academic year. Shri Vora, Co-chairman of Metoda GIDC (Lodhika) Association, praised the effort of Dr. Aggarwal and the Techpedia team to link Industry, academy and innovation. He put strong faith in the agenda and assured that GIDC (Lodhika) will provide all possible support to GTU Innovation Sankuls at Rajkot and needy students and researchers. Prof Girish Mulchandani, from Computer Eng department of VVP Eng College, offered to provide various IT services to the Industry people free of cost in case of smaller and cottage industries where GTU students can be effective resource persons to improve the efficiencies of products and processes. Shri S.C. Mamtora (Secretary, Rajkot Electroplaters And Metal Finisher Association) said that the area of Electroplating is required to be included in the curriculum of engineering colleges in India. Dr Sachin Parikh pointed out that GTU has already done it. Shri Jayant Jamuvar (Head, Designing, Kadvani Forge), offered to help GTU in designing the curricula of GTU in the area of Material Science so that its graduates may be able to satisfy the demands of the industries. Dr. Aggarwal welcomed the offer. Shri Deepakbhai Sachde (Chairman, Management Association) and Shri Naresh Patel of Rajkot Engineering Association provided assurance that they would extend all needed cooperation in this industry-academia joint effort at every stage. From each industry/business association of Rajkot, a few persons were present. Every one appreciated this first-of-its-kind initiative by GTU. Dr Aggarwal appreciated the excellent work done by Pravinbhai Maniar and VVP Engg College for organizing the conference. He added that the contribution of Utkarsh and
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other students for the conference was praiseworthy. He asked the students to stand up to receive the ovation from all. Prof. Amit Degada gave vote of thanks at the end of the discussion.

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Appendix 1 1. Rajkot Innovation Sankul (Metoda- Lodhika industry region): 18 GTU colleges and businesses and Industries of the area
Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.Sachin P Parikh

2. Rajkot Innovation Sankul (Aji industries cluster): 20 GTU colleges and businesses and Industries of the area
Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr.R B Jadeja

3. Rajkot Innovation Sankul (Shaper-veraval industry region): 19 GTU colleges and businesses and Industries of the area
Co-Chairperson (Academic): Dr. J V Desai

4. Jamnagar Innovation Sankul: ?? GTU affiliated colleges and businesses and Industries of the area
Co-Chairperson (Academic): Prof. Siddharth B Jadeja

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Appendix 2 List of some of the Key Participants in the Conference at GIDC Lodhica Industries Association, Metoda, Kalawad Road, Rajkot
Date: 9th April, 2011
Sr No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Industry Name Jyoti CNC Seico International Comfort Enterprise GRCCI Machine Tools Manufacturers Association Gujarat Lethe Mfg. Co. Pvt. Ltd Tarak Machine Tools UNIDO Creative Appilicationns Creative Engg. Swati Enterprise Asiantic Bearing Co. REMA Orbit Bearing TRD Bearings & Housed Unit Spkra Aluminium Extrausion Pvt Ltd. Pelican Rotoflex Pvt Ltd Angel Pumps Limited Gokul Automanufacturers AGIGA REA REA Sensitive Industries and Suzuki Engineering

Contact Person P.G.Jadeja Dhansukhbhai R. Vora Hemant Kapadia Shirishbhai Batavia Sailesh Kawa Dinesh N Khambhayata K J Gohil Jitendra Mehta Amrutbhai Patel Mahendra Patel Nishu Shah Karshanbhai Saparia Suresh C. Mamtora Pankaj Varasada Nilesh Ganatra

Uttam Javia Ashvin S Adroja Gokul Patel Shirish Ravani Amit G Jalavadia Bhavesh Patel Amrit G Jalavadia

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24 25 26 27 28 Robin Precision Product Pvt Ltd Kadvani Forging Vitagreen Vitagreen Gujarat Technological University Member of Parliament(Rajya Sabha) Rajkot Aaji Vasahat GIDC Association Aaji Vasahat GIDC Association & Ramesh Vora Jayant Jamuar Kishor Kadvani Ishan Kadvani Dr. Akshai Aggarwal, Vice Chancellor Bhaveshbhai Patel Shirishbhai Ravani, Chairman Nishubhai Shah, Co-Chairman Nishubhai Shah , Secretary Jamanbhai Bhalani, Chairman Mr. Vora, Co-Chairman Mr. Kantesariya Jayant Jamuvar, Head Designing Dept Kiritbhai Kanani, Chairman Pravinbhai Patel, Chairman S C Mamtora, Member Secretary + 3 others Savajibhai, Chairman Jitubhai Desai, Chairman Dipakbhai Sachde Pravinbhai Maniar, Chairman Prof. Sachin Parikh, Principal Prof P C Vasani Nehal Shukla, Chairman Prof. C K Vibhakar Prof. Amit Degada,Convener Udisha Club Prof. M A Popat

29 30 31

Rajkot Greater Chamber of Commerce 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 GIDC Lodhika - Metoda Engg. Association GIDC Lodhika - Metoda Engg. Association GIDC Lodhika - Metoda Engg. Association GIDC Lodhika - Metoda Engg. Association Rajkot Plastic Mfg. Association Saurashtra-Kutchh Plastic Assocation Electroplaters & Metal Finisher Assn. Electroplaters & Metal Finisher Assn. 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 Kitchenware Association Rajkot Chamber of Commerce Management Association, Rajkot VVP Engineering College VVP Engineering College GEC, Morbi HNShukla Group of Colleges VVP Engineering College

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VVP Engineering College VVP Engineering College

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Date:- 04.02.2011, Honorable Vice Chancellor and Principals Meet at B.H. Gardi Collage of Engineering and Technology,

Sr No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26

Name of Dignitaries Mr. Hiranmay Mahata Mr. Amit Degada Dr. Sachin Parekh Mr. Kaushal Patel Mr. Ankur Bhogayata Mr. Ashok Bhuva Mr. Ayush Srivastava Mr. R.G. Dhamsaniya Mr. M. T. Rupareliya Mr. J. R. Chavda Mr. K.P.Modi Mr. Mit H. Dave Prof. S.B. Jadeja Dr. Ashalata Kulshrestha Dr.(Prof.) Vikas Arora Dr.(Prof.) J. V. Desai Mr. Suraj Parmar Mr. Jay Teraiya Mr. Dilip Kumar Brahma Mr. Hemal Rajyaguru Prof. P.C. Vasani Prof. M.V.Garach Mr. Dipal D. Patel

Institute Techpedia V.V.P. Engg. College V.V.P. Engg. College Samanvay Pharmacy College, Botad Marwadi Education Faculty of Engg. Om Shanti Diploma Engg. College Rajkot,( H.O.D. M.E.) Om Shanti Engg. College Rajkot,( H.O.D. I.T) Darshan Inst.of Engg. & Tech. K.N.V. Pharmacy College B.K. Modi Govt. Pharmacy College B.K. Modi Govt. Diploma College Om Shanti Diploma Engg. College Rajkot,( H.O.D. I.T) B.H. Gardi Collage of Engg. K.I.T. Jamnagar Atmiya Inst. Of Tech. and Sci. Rajkot Atmiya Inst. Of Tech. and Sci. Rajkot R.K. Group of Collages G.K. Bharad Inst. Of Engg. Matrushree V.B. Manver College of Pharmacy, Dumiyani Om Shanti Engg. College Rajkot, L.E. College, Morbi Govt. Engg. College-Rajkot Dr. Subhash Group of Inst.-Junagadh

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