Research & Development

Design Lab Project

Establishment of Design Labs in Engineering Colleges in the State during 2017-18

Introduction

Science, Technology and Innovation have been considered as the driver of progress in the 21st century. In order to bring creative, innovation and entrepreneurship skill and to orient the next generation researchers, scientists and engineers, the Government of Gujarat has emphasized and encouraged the investment in the knowledge economy.

In order to provide an enabling environment and ecosystem for creative thoughts and ideas of young students, the Government of Gujarat has planned to establish the Design Labs, which are the conceptualized physical space in either of universities, colleges or research institutions across the State.

Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST), Govt. of Gujarat, working under the aegis of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat has been emerging as an effective and large scale science promotion and popularization platform in the state. GUJCOST has been assigned to execute this scheme of establishment of Design Lab with appropriate concept and content in different educational institutions in the State.

A Design Lab is a platform for the young students with creative and innovative ideas. In the Design Lab, they can transform their idea into a tangible form. Students and academic researcher with innovative ideas, can get benefited with such Design Labs, where they can easily transform their creative ideas into deliverable form, at least on a lab scale or pilot project basis. Design Labs in Science, Engineering, and Technology disciplines work as a generator of intellectual properties like patents and industrial designs.

Objective

The objective of this scheme is to create a culture of innovation throughout the State by fostering creativity and innovative imagination of students and researcher. This will also to provide opportunity and a platform to the person with the innovative mindset to work with tools and equipment to transform his/her idea into product.

In order to provide a creative platform for students to innovate, DST/GUJCOST has developed a scheme to establish Design Labs in different engineering institutions and constituted an expert committee to prepare the list of instruments. The same was procured through tender process from M/s. M G Automation Technologies, Nagpur.

Design Labs in Science, Engineering and Information Technology disciplines will work as generator of intellectual properties like Patent and Industrial Designs, too. Any person can work in laboratory to solve regional level public issues that ranges from pollution to malnutrition. Design Lab can play a vital role to support and outreach the theme of Atal Innovation Mission by NITI Aayog of Govt. of India. Gujarat Council on Science and Technology will establish eight (8) Design laboratories at Navsari, Palanpur, Valsad, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Patan, Rajkot and Gandhinagar. Probable Institution where these Design Laboratories has been established are as follows:

Sr. No. Name of the Institution Name of the Principal Name of the Faculty Coordinator
1 GIDC Degree Engineering College
Block No.997, Village Abrama,
Tal. Jalalpore , Dist. Navsari- 396406.
Gujarat, India.
Dr. K.N. Mistry Dr. Shailesh S. Patel
2 Government Engineering College
Ahmedabad-Palanpur Highway, Palanpur, Gujarat 385001
Dr. K B Judal Prof. P N Boka
3 Government Engineering College
Valsad College Rd, Bhagdawada, Valsad, Gujarat 396001
Dr. Sanjay R Joshi Prof. Devendra N Tandel
4 L. D. College of Engineering
No.120, Circular Road,
University Area, Opp Gujarat University,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380015
Dr. G.P. Vadodariya Prof. K. G.Vaghela
5 Faculty of Technology & Engineering, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Kalabhavan, Rajmahal Road, Nr. Kirtistambh, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001 Dr. Arun Pratap Dr. S. K. Joshi
6 Government Engineering College
At & Post. Katpur, Patan-384265
Prof. G. A. Patel Dr. Hitesh Patel
7 Department of Electronics, Saurashtra University, Rajkot
Saurashtra University Campus, Munjka, Rajkot, Gujarat 360001
Prof. H.N. Pandya Prof. H.N. Pandya
8 Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
Near Reliance Chowkdi, DA IICT Road, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382007
Dr. K.S. Dasgupta Dr. Biswajit Mishra

The Hon’ble Secretary, DST handed over the award letter to each of the principal of the institutions in a programme organized at GUJCOST on 13rd October 2017.

M/s. M G Automation Technologies, Nagpur has installed the instruments and equipments at the respective Design Labs and also given hands-on training to the faculty-in-charge and students in the institutions. The institutions are now engaging their students in Design Labs for their creative projects.

Link:

  • http://www.gujaratindia.com, Government of Gujarat : External website that opens in a new window
  • OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER,GUJARAT STATE
  • Gujarat State Innovation Council : PDF file opens in New Window
  • http://www.gswan.gov.in, GSWAN : External website that opens in a new window
  • Vibrant Gujarat 2019: External website that opens in a new window
  • http://india.gov.in, The National Portal of India : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://www.dst.gov.in/, Department of Science and Technology : External website that opens in a new window
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