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Overview

 

Institute of Technology, established in 1995, is the flagship institute of the Nirma University. It was the first self-financed engineering college in the State of Gujarat and within a span of two decades has become a leading centre of higher education, offering multidisciplinary undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in engineering and technology.

The Institute is NAAC ‘A’ grade accredited in 2015 which endorses the quality standards followed in every aspect of education delivery. Also ranked at the 136th position by the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), the institute makes its mark among 4000 plus engineering colleges in the country. The top ranking agencies too consistently place the Institute at the top in the state and in the top 15 in the country amongst self-financed colleges.

The Institute is identified with robust academic programmes, quality teaching-learning process and overall personality development interventions of its students. The Institute gives ample opportunities to its students and strives to equip them by providing the skills, ability, and knowledge required for life-long learning and success. The Institute has adopted Outcome-Based Education (OBE) and the curriculum is mapped with well-defined programme and course outcomes. The Institute focuses on blended learning and use of ICT creatively to ensure learner-centric education. The Institute has also reformed its examination system laying emphasis on continuous evaluation. Assurance of learning is assessed through direct and indirect methods of evaluation.

A blend of the young and experienced, the faculty are committed to teaching and research and have proven to be the best mentors to budding engineers. Regular faculty development programmes ensure that the faculty is updated and in-tune with the advances in technology and industry practices.

Discipline, an ethical and professional work culture, and commitment to providing quality education are the hallmarks that define the Institute.

Meaning in English -“From ignorance, lead us to truth”

The Motto of the University has been taken from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – I.III.28. The second line of the Pavamana Mantraexplains how to lead the life towards knowledge from ignorance which obscuresour mind in understanding the reality. As the only remedy from darkness islight, the only remedy from ignorance is knowledge.

Vision

Shaping a better future for mankind by developing effective and socially responsible individuals and organizations

Mission

Institute of Technology emphasizes the all-round development of its students. It aims at producing not only good professionals but also good and worthy citizens of a great country, aiding in its overall progress and development.

It endeavours to treat every student as an individual, to recognize their potential and to ensure that they receive the best preparation and training for achieving their career ambitions and life goals.

Core Values

Student Centricity

  • Emphasize on holistic development of the students through extra and co-curricular activities
  • Pursue student-centered teaching-learning process
  • Focus on employability and entrepreneurship
  • Nurture lifelong learning skills
  • Use of ICT tools and technologies

Contribution to the Society

  • Align curricula and pedagogy to cater to societal needs and demands
  • Conduct applied research to address organizational and societal problems

Quest for Academic Excellence

  • Acquire, nurture and retain talented employees
  • Use inter-disciplinary and muti-disciplinary approaches in the teaching-learning process and research
  • Internalize the education and research
  • Establish strong linkages with the industry, academia, research organizations, alumni and civil society
  • Become the cornerstone of nation building
Objectives
  • To disseminate, create and preserve knowledge and understanding by teaching research, training and extension activities
  • To create centres of excellence of high order in the field of technology and engineering
  • To internationalize teaching-learning and research so as to bring best global practices
  • To handhold and nurture aspiring innovators- engineers
  • To establish close linkage with the industry for pragmatism in education

Quality Statement

To develop high quality professionals who reflect and demonstrate values that the University stands for, through innovation and continuous improvement in facilitation of learning, research and extension activities

या कुन्देन्दतुषारहारधवलाु या शभ्रवस्त्रावुताृ
या वीणावरदण्डमण्ण्डतकरा या श्वेतपमासना।
या ब्रह्माा्यतु शकरप्रभंण्तण्भदेवृैः सदा वण्न्दता
सा मांपात ुसरस्वती भगवती ण्नैःशेषजाड्यापहा

Meaning – Salutations to Devi Saraswati, Who is pure white like Jasmine, with the coolness of Moon, brightness of Snow and shine like the garland of Pearls; and Who is covered with pure white garments, Whose hands are adorned with Veena (a stringed musical instrument) and the boon-giving staff; and Who is seated on pure white Lotus, Who is always adored by Lord Brahma, Lord Acyuta (Lord Vishnu), Lord Shankara and other Devas, O Goddess Saraswati, please protect me and remove my ignorance completely.

श्लोक अर्थ– जो ण्वया की देवीभगवती सरस्वती कुन्द केफूल, चन्रमा, ण्हमराण्श और मोती केहार की तरह धवल वणणकी हैंऔर जो श्वेतवस्त्र धारण करती हैं,ण्जनकेहाथ मेंवीणा-दण्ड शोभायमान ह, ण्जन्होंनेश्वेतकमलों पर आसन ग्रहण ण्कया ह तथा ब्रह्माा, ण्वष्ण ुएवंशकरं शङ्कर आण्द देवताओ ंद्वारा जो सदा पण्जतू हैं,वही सम्पणणूजड़ता और अज्ञान को दरू कर देनेवाली मााँसरस्वती हमारी रक्षा करें।

Shifting the focus from teaching to learning, Outcome Based Education (OBE) model has been adopted in the Institute of Technology with a firm focus on instruction, curriculum and assessment.   The methodology aims at providing a well-articulated learner -centric approach and  creating an environ that facilitates self-learning and life-long learning. At present, the Institute offers the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
  • Master of Technology (MTech)
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [External & Full-Time]

 Teaching Learning Process

The globalised and changing world and diverse workspace demand shaping the graduates in such manner so that they have critical thinking skills and can pursue multifaceted careers with ease.

Keeping in mind the graduate skill set desired by the industry, the Institute focuses on the teaching-learning process, curricula and evaluation away from lower-order thinking skills, such as remembering and understanding to higher-order skills, such as analysing and solving engineering problems. Hence imparting experiential learning with a strong foundation of core courses with an interdisciplinary flavour along with courses aiming to hone thinking skills, such as design thinking and critical thinking forms the basis of the pedagogy followed at the Institute.

Also understanding that the traditional model of education is getting digressed in its path by giving more importance to teaching than learning, we have focussed upon precise learning outcomes and articulating them as Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Programme Outcomes (POs). Adoption of Outcome Based Education was the pivotal decision to make education delivery learner–centric. We understand that students have diverse learning needs.  The use of high impact- high attainment methods such as experiential learning which involves experimentation- experience- reflection-conceptualization in iterative manner;  project-based learning for hands down experience and cognitive-learning.

The assurance of Learning is well structured. The well-articulated Graduate attribute (as desired by various stakeholders)  and are mapped with Programme Educational Objectives ( PEOs) which in turn percolates down to Course Outcome (CO). The tangible outcomes are attained through various indirect and direct assessment (formative and summative) methods.

1. To prepare graduates who will be successful professionals in industry, government, academia, research, entrepreneurial pursuit and consulting firms.

2. To prepare graduates who will contribute to society as broadly educated, expressive, ethical and responsible citizens with proven expertise.

3. To prepare graduates who will achieve peer-recognition; as an individual or in a team; through demonstration of good analytical, design and implementation skills.

4. To prepare graduates who will thrive to pursue life-long learning to fulfill their goals.

1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

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