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Industry Institute Interaction Cell

Industry Institute Interaction Cell (IIIC)

An ongoing interaction between the Institute and Industry is an essential one. To strengthen the relationship between industry and our institute, the Institution- Industry Interaction Cell was established in the year 2017 which provides an excellent platform for both the students as well as the faculty members to be aware of industry expectations from the graduates. IIIC serves as a podium to showcase the best practices, latest technologies in industry stand point and their implementation.

Also, IIIC promotes industry experts to continuously partake in curriculum design and career development programs which play a significant role in honing the skill set of the students inclined towards the expectation of the industry. Towards up scaling the academia in the global knowledge index, ample industrial exposure is provided to the faculty members to enhance the Teaching Learning Process and enable the institution to produce quality students in turn.

The objectives of Institute Industry Interaction Cell (IIIC) is to fill the gap between the Institute and Industry and to offer real time exposure on projects and other developments that would benefit both, Institute and Industry.

  • To explore and identify common avenues of interaction with industry
  • To establish centre of excellence by industry/ corporate to provide real time exposure on technologies
  • To promote various research activities by the faculty members and students.
  • To establish convergence with industrial and research organizations from various fields through MOUs as a form of interaction.


  • To give industrial exposure to faculty members and students, thus enabling them to tune their knowledge to cope with the industrial culture
  • To organize workshop on trending technologies by experts in the field
  • To assist the Departments in organizing workshops, conferences and symposia with joint participation of the industries
  • Encouraging Engineers from industries to visit institution to deliver lectures
  • To organize industrial visits for Faculty members and students
  • To coordinate/identify industrial partners for proposing ‘Centre for Excellence’.
  • To assist the Training and Placement Division
  • Visit of industry executives and practicing engineers to the institute for seeing research work and laboratories
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the institute and industries to bring the two sides emotionally and strategically closer
  • Visits of faculty to industry for study and discussions or delivering lectures on subjects of mutual interest.
  • Visiting faculty/professors from industries.
  • Practical training of students in industries.
  • Projects Sponsorship for students
  • Visiting faculty/professors from industries.
  • Collaborative Programmes with Industry
  • Encouraging engineers from industry to visit Engineering Institution to deliver Guest Lectures & Workshops.
  • Placement
  • Student Counseling and Guidance
  • Student Career Development
  • Alumni Interaction
  • Interaction through Entrepreneurship Development Cell
  • Joint Research & Development activities and field studies by faculty and people from industries.
  • R&D Laboratories sponsored by industries at the Institute.

In the fast changing industrial scenario, due to various liberal economic and industrial policy adopted by the Govt., the industries are compelled to export a part of their production and complete with multinationals for the internal market in terms of quality products, mass productions and skilled manpower.

As a result, industries are relying on technical institutions for R&D support and for supply of highly qualified and skilled manpower in order to compete with contemporary multinationals. Retraining of the workforce has become major activity for all industries. There is, thus a good opportunity for institute to interact with industries for mutual benefits.

The Industry-Institute Interaction would accrue mutual benefits when a symbiotic relationship is developed between the two systems. The development of symbiotic relationship requires, firstly, careful understanding of the industry needs such as relevant R&D, cost effectiveness, time bound programmes, technology upgradation etc. by the Institute and, in turn, understanding the capabilities and limitations of the institute by the Industry. Recognising the above, following thrust areas have been identified which require immediate attention:

  • Exchange of Experts between the Institute and Industry
  • Reorientation of curriculum
  • Involvement of Teaching Staff in Industry
  • Institute to gain Confidence of Industry
  • Institute as a Consultant in R&D
  • Technological Database
  • Continuing Education Programme
  • Establishment of Linkages

A typical mode of interaction between Institute, industry and other organizations is presented in Figure is being followed to accomplish the desired goal of economic development of our country on sustainable basis.

In keeping with the above thrust areas, following action plan has been prepared by the Institute to fulfill the aims of Industry Institute Interaction into achievements:

  • Preparing / updating of an information brochure / audio-visual giving salient features of the Institute including various programmes, R&D activities (completed / ongoing), expertise available along with equipment and testing facilities.
  • Establishing / continuing liaison between faculty in the Institute, representatives from the Industries and representatives from organizations involved in the promotion of industrial development in the region through organizing regular group meetings for mutual benefits to both the systems i.e. industry and institute
  • Identifying and preparing / updating a list of top executives and technologists from various industries / establishments in the region and working out a system of inviting them to address the faculty and students
  • Preparing / updating a comprehensive directory of technology experts in different fields of expertise and know-how and forging continuing links with them through various means of involvement like talks, guest lectures, research collaboration, students project guidance, seminars etc.


Sr. No. Date Name of the events Report
1 01/12/2017 Expert Lecture on “Scope of Agriculture Engineer In Micro Irrigation Sector” PDF File
2 27/01/2018 Expert Lecture on “Prospects, Challenges and Opportunities of Agricultural Engineers in Enhancing Rural economy an self sustainability” PDF File
3 15/02/2018 Participation of Graduate and Post Graduate students in “Open house-2018” organized by Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute (SPRERI), V.V. Nagar PDF File
4 08/03/2018 Expert Lecture on Life Skills: An Unviewed Horizon PDF File
5 14/09/2018 One day workshop on “Energy Conservation Awareness” PDF File
6 29/09/2018 Expert Lecture on Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy in Agriculture PDF File
7 19/11/2018 Participation in One Day Training cum Workshop Program on “Current Scenario on Renewable Energy Technology in India” PDF File
8 31/08/2019 Expert Lecture on “Innovative Approaches for Teaching and Learning: A Pre-requisite for Human Resource Development and Institution Building” PDF File
9 14/10/2019 Expert Lecture on Scope of Agricultural Engineers In Micro Irrigation Sector PDF File
10 22/01/2020 Seminar on   “Cyber Crime” PDF File
11 14/02/2020 Participation of Graduate and Post Graduate students in “Open house-2020 organized by Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute (SPRERI), V.V. Nagar PDF File
12 26/02/2020 Participation in One Day Training cum Workshop Program on “Renewable Energy Sources and Environment Protection” PDF File
13 27/10/2020 Expert Lecture on “Food Safety in Food Processing Industry” PDF File
14 01/11/2020 Webinar on “Role of Agriculture Graduates in Banking and Finance Sector” PDF File
15 07/11/2020 Webinar on “Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy Sector” PDF File
16 08/11/2020 Webinar on “Use of Technology to organize used Tractors” PDF File
17 03/09/2022 Onsite Expert Lecture on “Importance of wheat verities for maida and wheat flour preparation” PDF File
18 03/09/2022 Onsite Expert Lecture on “Key role of different machineries in preparation of maida and wheat flour” PDF File
19 03/09/2022 One Day Industrial Visit to Wheat Flour Mill PDF File
20 03/09/2022 One Day Industrial Visit to Maida Mill PDF File
21 16/09/2022 Onsite Expert Lecture on "Key role of different machineries in preparation soya chunks" PDF File
22 16/09/2022 One Day Industrial Visit to Soya Chunks Factory PDF File
23 19/09/2022 One Day Industrial Visit to Panchamrut Dairy PDF File


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