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RAJIV GANDHI PROUDYOGIKI VISHWAVIDYALAYA, BHOPAL (M.P.)

Preface

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Workshop on Nanotechnology

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Noble Laureate Dr. Roger Kornberg's Lecture

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Convocation 2007

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15th ISME Conference

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Workshop on Knowledge Commission Report

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Students Innovations

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EDUSAT Connects RGPV to 62 Institutions

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Workshop on Training of Mind

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Golden Jubilee Lecture at MITS, Gwalior by Prof. P.B. Sharma

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Workshop cum Roundtable on “India’s Response to CDM Comliance”

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Student Welfare

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Workshop on Emerging Trends in Wireless Technologies

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Affiliated Institution’s News

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RGPV gives a major boost to Green Energy Technology

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RGPV Campus Master Plan

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Photo Gallery

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Major R&D Initiatives

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Global Investor Meet

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Sponsored R&D Projects at RGPV

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Research Publications

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Gold Medal Winners of 2007

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RGPV interacts with Principals of its affiliated institutions

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Middle Ware Technology Training by Microsoft

Patents Filed

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Best Research Paper & Career Awards

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Advanced CAD Centre at RGPV

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Campus Placement-UIT RGPV

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I am happy to mention that our vision of shaping RGPV as the Knowledge University rd of 3 Millennium has got a good start with the creation of synergy between education and research right from U.G level onwards. Our focus is on strengthening knowledge infrastructure and to engage into research and development aligned with India’s research missions of high relevance to the industries. Further with the view to enhance employability of our graduates we have aspired to strengthen our ties with the industries. The MoU with the Microsoft on training of the faculty and students in middle-ware technologies and involving RGPV students in innovative projects is a positive step in this direction. Likewise the MoU with IBM is to prepare RGPV faculty and students on IT industry relevant skills in Service oriented Architecture. We have also entered into a MoU with Altair for strengthening our capabilities of Design Engineering. A Centre of Excellence in multi-disciplinary Design Engineering is being set up at RGPV under this arrangement. Our MoU with University of Houston has also resulted in summer internship of PG scholars from RGPV at University of Houston, Texas. It is also heartening that the sprit of innovation is upbeat at RGPV and in its affiliated institutions. While RGPV has developed a Solar Bio diesel Hybrid car, the School

of energy and environment management has successfully developed a hundred litre bio-diesel and bio diesel reactor and 10 kW bio mass gasifier which is integrated to solar-wind hybrid thus making the energy centre of RGPV empowered with the capability to meet electricity requirement of the school of energy and environment. The school has also recently bagged two highly ambitious nationally relevant R&D project in the area of CO2 sequestration and production of CNG from coal gasification.With the cutting edge technology development in these areas of direct relevance to clean development mechanism. In our quest to strengthen our knowledge infrastructure we have strengthened our digital library and established an EDUSAT based studio cum classroom with the support of ISRO to connect RGPV with 62 affiliated institutions in MP. A knowledge park has also been proposed for RGPV to strengthen our support for world class technology incubation and new product development. It is also a matter of high satisfaction that UG students and faculty in our affiliated institutions are also making their mark at national level innovative product design competitions. The success registered by the student team of TRUBA, SIST and TIT is highly encouraging. We wish to see many such success stories in our institutions.

Prof. P B Sharma May 16, 2008

Vice Chancellor, RGPV

“The sprit of innovation is upbeat at RGPV and in its affiliated institutions”

Workshop on Nanotechnology A national workshop on Recent Advances in Nanotechnology is being organized at School of Nanotechnology RGPV on June 2-6, 2008. The objective of the workshop is to create a better awareness of the role of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in achieving technology breakthroughs in areas of vital importance to human society such as Clean Energy Technologies, Life Sciences, Targeted Drug Delivery systems, smart and intelligent materials, nano-bio-pharma interface and nano scale devices and nano systems in the new knowledge age. Experts from leading R&D organizations such as DAE, CSIR, C-MET and expert academicians from premier institutions shall deliberate on new horizons of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The workshop is open to the faculty and research scholars from science and engineering institutions and also for professionals from the industry. For further details contact Dr. Rajnish Kurchania, at rkurchania@gmail.com

June 2-6, 2008


Nobel Laureate Dr. Roger Kornberg's Lecture RGPV organized Nobel Laureate Dr. Roger Kornberg's Lecture in the magnificent amphitheater of ITM Gwalior on Dec. 26, 2007. Dr Kornberg in his lecture pointed out that the precision and patience are the two non negotiables if one has to pursue scientific enquiry to unveil the secret of nature. While at high school he observed that the copper sulphate granules dissolve in water slowly if the volume of water is much more while the rate of dissolution is much faster if the quantity of water is much less. This to him was the first lesson in chemistry which later helped him to understand the gene transcription for which he received the Nobel prize in Chemistry in 2006. Dr Kornberg came to Gwalior on the invitation of Prof PB Sharma Vice Chancellor RGPV who felicitated Dr Kornberg on behalf of RGPV family. The Nobel laureate Lecture was attained by approximately 10000 students and faculty from colleges of engineering, medical college and from various science colleges in the city. Prof. P.B. Sharma Presided over the function and expressed the view that “we need to inspire our young minds to engage themselves into discovering the secret of creation through lifelong pursuit of science”. Research scholars and faculty members of Depts of Bio Tech, Pharmacy and Energy Technology of RGPV were also present. Dr Kornberg later interacted with a select 100 scientists and academicians from DRDO Gwalior, Medical College and Jivaji and Rajiv Gandhi Tech University. Nobel Laureate (2006) Dr. Roger Kornberg and Prof. P B Sharma, Vice Chancellor RGPV met Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Delhi and apprised Dr Kalam of the major initiatives of RGPV including R&D on Bio Diesel Rector, Biomass gasification and the ambitious project of carbon dioxide absorption to produce

Hydrogen, Methane & Bio Diesel from a single plant Dr. Kornberg also had a highly useful interaction with Dr. Kalam on his research work on gene transcription for creating a disease free society. Dr. Kornberg visited India with his wife Yahli Lorch and children Gil and Maya & delivered lectures at Triputi, ITM Gwalior & BHU. He also met this years Nobel laureate Dr. R K Pauchauri, who received the Nobel Prize for climate change research and public awareness. Dr Roger Kornberg visited India on a Joint Invitation by Prof P B Sharma Vice Chancellor RGPV & Dr SC Mishra Academic Dean of IIT Guwahati.

“We need to inspire our young minds to engage themself into discovering the secretes of creation through lifelong pursuit of science”


Convocation 2007

“The major focus of the University is to strengthen knowledge infra structure and to create synergetic partnership with the industries so as to produce globally acceptable engineering and technology professional to meet the challenges of the new knowledge economy”

The fourth convocation of RGPV was held on November 25, 2007 at the University premises. The Chancellor of the University His Excellency Dr. Balram Jakhar presided and the distinguished Space Scientist of India Padma Bhushan Dr. Madhavan Nair, Chairman ISRO delivered the Convocation Address. Shri Suresh Pachauri, Hon'ble Minister of Personnel and Parliamentary Affairs Govt. of India and Shri. Nagendra Singh Hon'ble Minister of Technical Education, Govt of MP were the Guests of Honour. At the convocation 35 Ph.Ds, 89 M.Tech., 55 M. Pharma, 25843 Bachelor of Engineering, 4411 MCA, 1816 B. Pharma and 127 B. Arch. Degrees were conferred. The Chancellor's Gold Medals in Engineering were awarded to Akanshi Ratadia (2005) of MIT, Mandsour, Jaspal Singh (2006) of OIST, Bhopal and Vishnu Pratap Patel (2007) of LNCT, Bhopal. The Chancellor's Gold Medals in Pharmacy were awarded to Amit Khanna (2005) of VNS Bhopal, Ankita Sharma (2006) and Anshu Jain (2007) of College of Pharmacy Indore. University Gold and Silver Medals were also awarded to the first and second merit rank holders in the respective branches of Engineering and Technology. In addition Endowment Gold Medals Sri Rawatpura Sarkar Gold Medal, Smt. Kamla Chaturvedi Memorial Gold Medal, Pt. Madan Lal Sharma Memorial Gold Medal, Shri C. L. Chokse Gold Medal and Prof. S. P. Chakravorty founder

L to R – Prof. P. B. Sharma, Dr Madhvan Nair, Chairman ISRO, HE Dr. Balram Jakhar, Hon’ble Chancellor RGPV and Shri Suresh Pachauri, Hon’le Minister of Personnel and Parliamentary Affairs Govt. of India at RGPV Convocation Nov. 25 2007

Principal Jabalpur Engineering College Gold Medal, and Chairman VYAPAM Gold Medal were also awarded to the meritorious graduates. The toppers in variuos Diploma Courses were also awarded University Gold Medals. Honorary degrees of Doctor of Science were also conferred upon the distinguished Space Scientist of India Padma Bhushan Dr. Madhavan Nair, Chairman ISRO and India's distinguished Pharmacologist Professor S. S. Agrawal, Principal College of Pharmacy, Delhi. Delivering the VCs report at the convocation Vice Chancellor Professor P B Sharma shared his vision of shaping RGPV as a knowledge University of the third millennium. He said that the major focus of


the University is to strengthen knowledge infra structure and to create synergetic partnership with the industries so as to produce globally acceptable engineering and technology professionals to meet the challenges of the new knowledge economy. The University has made the troika of Education, Research and Innovations as its tripod of educational philosophy. A good number of R&D initiatives of direct relevance to India's research missions have been initiated by the UTDs in Green Energy Technologies, Biotechnology, Info Tech, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nanotechnology and in higher end Computing and Info Security. The research and Innovation culture is percolating to the UG levels as is evident from a number of innovative products developed by UG students of RGPV institutions in MP. Notable among them are autonomous under water vehicle developed by the student team of TRUBA Bhopal led by Shri Upadhayay, Innovative design of a Hovercraft developed by the student team of Shri Institute of Science and Technology Bhopal and the night vision for motor vehicles developed by the students of TIT Bhopal. The University has also signed an MOU with Microsoft for training on Middleware Technologies and with IBM on Open Source Architecture. A studio cum class room has also been set up at RGPV in the Centre of excellence in IT and is connected through the EDUSAT to 62 SITs in RGPV affiliated Institutions with the co-operation and support of ISRO. The University has also established a BioDiesel park, developed a 100 litre per day biodiesel reactor, and successfully established a 12 kW biomass gasifier, solar-wind hybrid power plant currently powering the lighting in the Energy Park and meeting the electricity requirement of the Energy Centre. A centre of excellence in CAD and CFD has also been established at the University to provide a boost to design engineering and innovative product development. Delivering the convocation address Dr. Nair inspired the young graduates to prepare themselves to meet the Challenges of the new knowledge age. He said that India, is on the threshold of witnessing an unprecedented growth in science, technology, economy and various other

L to R – Dr Madhvan Nair, Prof. P. B. Sharma, Shri Suresh Pachauri and HE Dr. Balram Jakhar.

sectors of industry. It provides lot of opportunities for the young professionals to perform. Innovations and timely solutions are taking the Indian industries to leadership position and enabling them to amass wealth. With the present production of 210 million tonnes of food grains, there is an imperative need to double it by 2020 to ensure square meal to every citizen in the country. But, there is also a positive side to this, India with more than one third of its population below 25 years has tremendous potential to over come the hurdles. The advances taking place in various fields of science, engineering and technology hold out tremendous promise to alleviate some of these problems. The revolutionary growth in microelectronics is ushering in miniaturized gadgets with enhanced features at affordable prices. We are also witnessing the benefits from the convergence of computers and communications resulting in vast improvement in services offered in various sectors. The advent of the new field of nano sciences, materials and gene therapy, super conductivity etc., is expected to result in far reaching consequences and will bring in revolutionary changes from the way human life exists now. In order to succeed in stiff global competition, there is a need to revisit our policies and frame out proper responses. While globalization makes newer products and materials accessible to common man at low prices with assured quality, the local industries have to meet

“India, is on the threshold of witnessing an unprecedented growth in science, technology, economy and various other sectors of industry. It provides a lot of opportunities for the young professionals to perform at the best of their capabilities”


Convocation 2007

“Techsavvyness will empower the faculty to cope up with knowledge explosion in S&T disciplines�

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said Shri Pachouri. You also have a role to play in strengthening India's Knowledge Economy and to significantly improve the quality of professional and public services by constant use of technology in governance and management. The Government of India is firmly committed to equip our country with the world class human resources. The National Knowledge Commission Report to the Nation 2006 has provided the necessary frame work to boost India's Human Resource as well as S&T capabilities. I am also happy that you have also decided to make MP as the Knowledge Hub of India. MP is blessed with rich natural wealth and also has peace loving people. I am sure by providing an efficient and effective government committed to progress and development it is possible to make MP the most developed State of the challenge of competition and quality. We have the Indian Republic said Shri Pachouri. Shri to equip our selves with the latest technology; Nagendra Singh Hon'ble Minister of Technical better engineering and management practices said Education also addressed the convocation. The Dr Nair. He expressed his appreciation of the government of MP is committed to providing initiatives taken by RGPV to create synergy world class facilities in technical education and between education and research and to equip its research in MP said Shri Singh. He congratulated graduates with industry relevant skills through its the young graduands for achieving the distinctions innovative curriculum design and industry and meritorious prizes and called upon them to serve the country with full dedication and partnerships. Honorable Chancellor of RGPV His Excellency Dr. commitment. Balram Jakhar in his presidential address emphasized the need for keeping the interest of the Prof. E Balaguruswami, Hon'ble society and common man in science and Member UPSC shares his vision of technology developments. Tech Education with RGPV Faculty Shri Suresh Pachauri, Hon'ble Minister of Personnel and Parliamentary Affairs Govt. of India in his address to the convocation said that India today is marching ahead on the path of progress and prosperity on the capabilities of Science and Technology. As we move further, the role of engineers and technologists in creating a prosperous India, assuring happiness to our people and improving the quality of life of the millions of our countrymen will be of very high importance. Young graduates you have a bright career ahead but it is also full of challenges to solve some of the pressing problems such as Energy Security, Environmental Sustainability, Minimizing Climate Change, continue to maintain India's strategic defense capabilities and Internal Security

Prof. E. Balaguruswami, Hon'ble Member UPSC shared his vision of Technical Education in India with RGPV faculty on 21st Nov. 2007. Inspiring the young faculty of UTDs and UIT Prof. Balaguruswami encouraged to use ICT in class room teaching. Techsavvyness will empower the faculty to cope up with knowledge explosion in S&T disciplines. Prof. Balaguruswami and Mrs. Balaguruswami also visited the EDUSAT studio cum class room of RGPV and were also shown around the green-energy technology initiatives by Prof. P. B. Sharma and Dr. V.K. Sethi.


15th ISME Conference at RGPV We need to cultivate the power of science and use it effectively for the development of new technologies in the new knowledge age. The border line between science and engineering has almost disappeared with the advancement of the frontiers of science and technology. India with its vast talent pool must take advantage of this opportunity to make India the knowledge hub of the world said Padamshree Professor K L Chopra while delivering the keynote address at the inauguration of the 15th ISME International conference at RGPV on March 17, 2008. Professor Chopra further opined that with the L to R – Dr. N. Bhatnagar, Dr. D. J. Kondo, Dr. J.S. Rao, Prof K. L. Chopra, Shri L.K. Sharma and Prof. P. B. Sharma. advent of nano-science and bio technology the frontiers of Mechanical Engineering shall advance into hitherto unknown territories involving development of intelligent and smart machines and devices which will surpass the capabilities of imagination and intelligence of man. This is bound to raise ethical and moral issues relating to new technology developments. The pentahelix of science, technology, industry, society and the market will henceforth be the driving force for the advancement of Engineering and Technology products and services. The Principal Scientific Advisor of Altair currently engaged in the design and development of fusion reactor for India informed us that by 2020 the fusion power from the new breed of reactors will bring abundance of electric power to the world. The design involves a fusion of high levels of scientific knowledge and the design engineering of 21st Century. Superconducting magnets and cooling by helium will ensure that the temperatures as high as 100 million Kelvin are created and managed inside the plasma reactor. Here again the marriage between the higher end knowledge Nuclear Physics, Magnetohydrodynamics and the design genius of complex heat transfer and energy dissipation system together creates the magnificence of mechanical engineering. The inaugural session was also addressed by Professor R Natarajan former Chairman AICTE and Director IIT Madras who shared his vision of revitalizing technical education to meet the challenges of the new knowledge age. Professor P B Sharma, National Chairman of ISME and Vice Chancellor, RGPV delivering his opening address to the international conference opined that a great future lies ahead for mechanical engineering in meeting some of the formidable challenges such as providing energy security, environmental sustainability and address the environmental concerns for abrupt climate changes with which the modern industrial civilization is riddled with. He hope that Mechanical Engineering tomorrow shall provide core as well as the supportive layers of engineering science and technology and

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Hovercraft by SIST, Bhopal and Underwater vehicle by TRUBA, Bhopal student team

All terrain vehicle developed by a team of SGSITS, Indore

“We need to cultivate the power of science and use it effectively for the development of new technologies in the new knowledge age�

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contribute to engineering excellence in the era of technomic globalization. Professor Kondo of Lille University France and Dr. R Chandrashekhar also shared their vision on new horizons of mechanical engineering. The Hon'ble minister of culture and mining Shri Laxmikant Sharma released the proceedings of the conference and also the conference souvenir. Hon'ble minister also felicitated Prof. K L Chopra, Prof. J S Rao, Prof. R Natarajan, Prof Kondo and Dr. R. Chandrashekhar as the distinguished engineering educators on behalf of the ISME. Hon'ble Minister while appreciating the role of mechanical engineering in equipping mankind with the capabilities of moving fast on road, cruise in air and on water also appreciated the role being played by mechanical engineering in improving the quality of life of the workforce in mining and manufacturing sector. Shri Sharma hope that the conference outcome shall be of high value in developing clean energy technologies. About 150 researchers from leading engineering institutions in India and abroad participated in this three days conference. Shri V S Verma Chief of Energy Efficiency Bureau and Member Planning CEA also addressed the conference. A special session on the impact of Vedic Chants and impact of Havana on improving the quality of air and environment was held as part of the interface between ancient science and modern technology. At the conference venue an exhibition of innovative designs developed by RGPV and its affiliating institutions was also made. An all terrain vehicle designed and developed by the student team of SGSITS lead by Shri Ashish Tiwari under the supervision of Professor Kartikeya Tripathi and Dr. Purohit, Solar Biodiesel Hybrid car, Biodiesel reactor developed by RGPV, Autonomous Under Water Vehicle developed by student team of TRUBA Bhopal and the innovative design of Hovercraft developed by SRI institute Bhopal were on display in the exhibit area.


Workshop on Knowledge Commission Report On January 7, 2008 RGPV organized a National Workshop on the Recommendations of the Knowledge Commission Report to Nation 2006 to develop a plan of actions for quantitative and qualitative growth of technical education in the state of M.P. Inaugural Address was delivered by Prof. K. L. Chopra, former Director IIT and President of the Society for Scientific Values called upon the technical educators of the country to open the lock of India's innovative power which the talented and inspired students community and qualified faculty possesses in plenty. Prof. Chopra narrated the success stories of various countries like South Korea , Japan , USA and UK where it was made mandatory for the Professors of all universities to support and ensure good and valuable ideas of students community are pursued to the level of innovated products and improved technologies . A small country like Israel with half the population of Delhi produces a bulk of innovative electronic devices for the rest of the world. All this happens because of power of innovation and power of knowledge both nurtured and used in technology university campuses. Prof. Chopra recognized the need for the creation of a National Knowledge Network for strengthening the universities of the country and technical institutions. Prof. Chopra opined that in the knowledge intensive work environment in the 21st century it is important to focus on technomic globalization in education and research in engineering institutions. He advocated the revamping of both the knowledge creation as well as knowledge delivering system so that the country at large could be benefited by the rich intellectual power. Small innovations which can be easily pursued in the campuses of the engineering institutions could lead to the creation of Innovation power of India. Prof. Chopra advocated the creation of the system of recognition and reward for the innovative minds of the faculty and the students and creating an environment in which we realize that the students will benefit. Delivering the Key note address Prof. D.P. Agrawal, Hon’ble Member UPSC, Govt. of India highlighted the need for revamping the school education of the country so that the continuous supply of high quality and inspired students for our society and

L to R Prof Moinuddin, Director NIT, Jullandhar, Prof D. P. Agrawal, Hon’ble Member UPSC, Prof. K.L. Chopra, Former Director IIT Kh & Prof. P. B. Sharma, VC RGPV

engineering education could be fulfilled. Without the focus on primary and secondary education our dream to transform India may not be a reality. Presiding over the workshop Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, RGPV advocated the strengthening of the knowledge infrastructure in the technical institutions so that knowledge led education, research and innovations could succeed in unleashing the power of education and creating the vital Panchamrit of Academia, Industries, R&D Organisations, Government and Society in India. It is essential for India 's sustained march on the pathway of economic superpower. Prof Sharma also shared some of the innovative ventures that include RGPV's initiatives in the areas of Bio-diesel R&D, innovative designs of solar wind hybrid power generation systems, solar bio-diesel automobile and also the highly ambitious project to absorb Carbon-di-oxide to produce Bio-diesel, Methane and Hydrogen from the same Pilot Plant. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of RGPV is currently engaged in targeted drug delivery system and new drug design for cancer. Likewise the Bio-tech department is currently engaged in creating higher yield variety of Jatropha and integration of Nano-Bio-Pharma technology based Knowledge Applications. The workshop was attended by Directors,

“Creation of synergy between education and research and sharing knowledge network shall make India’s higher education globally competitive and shall provide a major boost to empower India with the capabilities to produce knowledge power for India”

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Principals, Faculty Members from different institutions of M.P. including Jabalpur Engineering College , SGSITS, MITS, GEC Ujjain, Self Financing Instititons like OIST, LNCT, TIT, Truba, All Saints and also various representatives from the Industry. The Workshop was also addressed by Prof. Moin Uddin, Director NIT, Julandhar, Dr. Padam Singh, Director, MNRE, Bhopal . Presentations were also made by the Heads of the departments, Green Energy Centre, Bio-tech, Pharmacy and School of IT at RGPV. It has been decided to create an M.P. wide technical education network to facilitate the creation of Knowledge Network as recommended by the National Knowledge Commission. Further technical institutions will be supported by RGPV to create ideation cum technology incubation facility to promote i2IP (idea to innovative products) . An EDUSAT Network connecting RGPV studio cum class room with 62 institutions in the state is also established at RGPV to facilitate the sharing of good quality faculty with its institutions, Collaborative partnerships with Microsoft and IBM and collaborative arrangements with leading Universites in India and Abroad is an agenda to be pursued by RGPV in the state of M.P. informed Prof. P.B. Sharma Vice Chancellor, RGPV. The workshop was organized by Prof. V. K. Sethi, Director, UIT, RGPV and his team comprising of Sanjeev Sharma HOD IT, Dr. Rajnish Kurchania, Dr Deepti Jain , Dr Anjali Jain and Dr AKS Bhadoria Registrar RGPV.

Students Innovations

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(A) TRUBA student team led by Shri Upadhyaya bagged the first prize in the innovative product design competitions at IIT Delhi, IIT Mumbai and IIT Roorkee for their innovative under water vehicle in 2007. (B) Student Team of Shri Institute of Science and Technology (SIST), Bhopal led by Shri Pramod Prakash Dubey received first prize at IIT Chennai for their innovatively designed hovercraft. (C) U.G. Student team of Technocrat Institute of Technology(TIT) Bhopal, received first prize in the state level exhibition of innovative product organized by MPCST for their innovatively designed night vision for automobiles.

(D) Abhishek Shroti, EC-5th Sem, Awarded Dr. J.P. Bhatnagar Science Award 2006-2007 from C.P.D.M., I.I.Sc., Bangalore for project entitled 'Solar Safety Hybrid Car' and 'Lase Communication System'. He was also selected for National Science Seminar on Energy at I.I.T., Mumbai. (E) TIT Final Year Students have devised a car for disabled using old vehicles scrap. The team that designed the car included Satish Patel, Sachjin Sharma, Mayank Saraswat, Shobit Bisaria, Rohit Sethi and Dhirendra Bahadur Singh. Mechanical Engineering department Professor S.K. Jain guided the project.


RGPV gives a major boost to

Green Energy Technology With a view to provide a major boost to Solar Wind Hybrid for clean energy technology development in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya is setting up a pilot project comprising of five units of 12kW each to create a decentralized power system for its campus lighting, meeting electricity requirements of its two hostels, academic and administrative blocks. A project to this effect has been submitted today to the New and Renewable Energy Ministry Govt. of India after its vetting by the MP Urja Vikas Nigam. Prof P B Sharma and Dr VK Sethi, the noted green energy technologists of the country are spear heading the RGPV Mission on Clean and Green Energy Technologies. The tech university has earlier demonstrated the Solar Wind Hybrid concept successfully to power its Energy Park in the campus. The solar wind hybrid option is highly suited for RGPV campus as it has a hillock as a part of its campus and receives abundance of solar power at 600W/sqM on an average over its 242 acres campus. The solar power alone can generate up to 3.6 MW of electricity even if one hundredth of the area is utilized for solar power. The average wind speed in the campus is 4.75m/s. RGPV shall install low wind speed wind turbines to capture the enormous potential of the wind power in hybrid with solar energy, informed Dr Sethi. The callenge at hand is to indigenously develop the technology for design of such low speed wind turbines. The RGPV research and development in this area of vital interest for the country is aimed at design and development of such a turbine. Already a small low speed wind turbine locally developed by Dr Sethi and his team is undertaking trials in the Energy Park of RGPV. We at RGPV are committed to equip MP with the sustainable clean energy technologies to strengthen India's commitment to Clean Development Mechanism along side with assuring Energy Security for the country. Development of green and clean energy technologies have assumed a greater priority in the light of the globally occurring erratic climate change and global warming. This has prompted RGPV to setup a "Green Energy Technology Center- GETC" having diverse focus areas including Clean Coal Technologies, Renewable Energy Technologies, Bio-fuels & Bio-diesel, and Energy Conservation & Management. We wish to promote green and clean energy power generation in our engineering institution campuses and wish to capitalize on the rich talent pool of our students and faculty for developing innovative solutions to major technology challenges in the energy and environment areas.


RGPV solar bio diesel Car high attraction at

Global Investor Meet

“RGPV is promoting energy farming, developed indigenously designed world quality biodiesel reactors to promote rural biodiesel entrepreneurship to strengthen India's biodiesel mission for energy security�

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A concept car designed and developed by the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya in association with three DCE immediate graduates was exhibited at the exhibition hall of the Global Investors meet at Indore. The green car which was flagged off by Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the inauguration of the exhibition has drawn a large number of visitors from India and abroad, attending the investors meet. The car is powered by the array of the solar panels which charge the high power batteries which in turn power the motor which drives the car. The batteries are further powered by a biodiesel engine. Solar energy and bio diesel together thus make the RGPV HBV hybrid vehicle, christened as Sun-tech, Surya Priya, the first solar bio diesel in India, said, Shri Nitesh Gupta the collaborating team leader, a graduate of 2006 of DCE. Besides being environmentally friendly the car is a noise less vehicle making it highly suitable for zero emission, zero tolerance zones. The solar biodiesel is the answer for India's growing demand for automobiles for the middle income group. Bio Diesel being a natural bio fuel produced from Jatropha( Ratanjot) oil is a major alternative green fuel for India. Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya has launched a major bio diesel initiative in its campus by developing high yield jatropha plantation and by designing and developing

bio diesel reactors of 10 and 100 litres capacity. An 100 litre capacity reactor is currently operational at green energy technology centre at RGPV. The tech university exhibited its 10 litre bio diesel reactor elegantly designed in stainless steel at the exhibition which caught the attention of green energy investors from abroad. Our aim is to promote energy farming, provide indigenously designed world quality biodiesel reactors and to promote rural biodiesel entrepreneurship to strengthen India's biodiesel mission for energy security, said Professor P B Sharma, Vice Chancellor RGPV himself present at the exhibition at Global Investors meet ground here at Indore. RGPV has also exhibited student innovations from RGPV affiliated institutions which include a under water vehicle designed and developed by Shri Upadhyay and his team of students from TRUBA institute Bhopal which has bagged the first prize in innovative product design competitions at IIT Kanpur, IIT Mumabi and IIT

Biodiesel car at Global Investors meet

Roorkee. The university also exhibited an innovatively designed hovercraft by the students of Shri Institute of Technology Bhopal which has recently received first prize at IIT Chennai. With the motivation and rewards coming from Tech University and high appreciation from the national and international visitors at the meet, the sprit of innovation is up beat in the RGPV students and faculty community. The RGPV exhibits were also visited by Shri Rakesh Sahni, Chief Secretary , Smt Snehlata Shrivastava, Principal Secretary (Technical Education), Dr Devraj Birdi Principal Secretary (Housing & Environment), Dr Pukhraj Maru, Commissionor Bhopal, Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Secretary Public Relations and other senior officials of Government of MP.


Focus on Academic Quality-RGPV interacts with Principals of its affiliated institutions At a meeting of the Principals of colleges of Engineering held at RGPV serious concern was voiced by the University authorities on the poor academic results of a large number of institutions. In the discussion that followed various parameters governing academic quality and the possible reasons for poor academic results of the first semester B.E. courses were examined in great details. Approximately 125 delegates representing 70 institutions participated in the meeting convened by the Vice Chancellor Professor P. B. Sharma. It was the general consensus that excessive delays in the admissions to Engineering colleges have taken a major toll on the academic performance. It was the unanimous view of the Principals that under no circumstances the conduct of the PET for engineering admissions in MP should be delayed beyond first week of May each year. This year as the matter has once again been delayed like last year the PET should be held by May 31st and its result should be declared within 10 days so that all the admissions could begin by second week of June. This is absolutely necessary so that the teaching activities for the first semester can begin from the last week of July. If for any reason PET is not possible before May 31st the admissions to MP quota should be on the basis of 10+2 PCM and the outside MP seats should be filled on the basis of merit in AIEEE 2008 being held on 27th April. Apart from delayed admissions the poor quality of intake in many institutions has also been seen as a major reason for poor academic performance. Further it was also noted that the poor quality of faculty in many colleges is also responsible for very low academic results many of these institutions are set up by management who are interested in maximizing number of institutions under their control rather than building reputed institutions on the strength of quality infrastructure and quality faculty. The University authorities advised the institution heads to ensure full compliance of AICTE norms for teaching faculty qualifications and experience. It was also considered essential to organize faculty orientation programmes for newly recruited teachers at each institution. The university on its part will promote faculty development programmes in emerging areas of science and technology. The EDUSAT studio cum classroom at RGPV shall also cater for quality teaching of selected topics of Physics, Chemistry and of subjects where failure rate is high. Each institution was advised to do a thorough introspection to assess its academic environment and ensure full compliance of the academic schedule including strictly monitoring the attendance records. The desirability of moderation of question papers and pasting model answers after the exams are over was also discussed. It was clarified that the University follows semester system for all its UG and PG programmes and that central valuation of answer script is carried out by the University. The Heads of the institutions were also asked to motivate their management to pay greater attention to academic quality and on the quality of infrastructure including the laboratory facilities. The award of the internal marks must truly reflect the academic preparation of the student. Here academic integrity of teachers and non interference of the management are required to be enforced at each institution. The meeting was also attended by Principal of leading institutions like Jabalpur Engineering College, MITS Gwalior, Ujjain Engineering College, SVITS Indore, Medicap Indore and LNCT, TIT, and OIST Bhopal in addition to Heads of institutions of the self financing institutions. Dr. V K Sethi, Director UIT-RGPV, Professor S N Verma and Controller of Examinations Dr . A K Singh were also present.


Middle Ware Technology Training by Microsoft to RGPV Institutions

“In the Age of Knowledge Intensive Work Environment where bulk of employment for engineering graduate is still in the IT and IT enabled sectors, the training on industry relevant technologies has become absolutely essential to significantly improve the employability of our engineering graduates�

A comprehensive Training Programme to Train the Trainers and selected Students on Middle Ware Technology was held at Bansal Institute of Technology and Science, Bhopal . The training programmes covered 20 Institutions spread over the entire state of M.P. Institutions participating in the programme include All Saints College of Technology, LNCT, OIST, Radharaman Institute of Science & Technology, SIRT, TIT of Bhopal, SATI Vidisha, Gwalior Engineering College, ITM, Shri Ram Institute of Information & Technology of Gwalior, Acropolis Institute of Technology, Jagadguru Institute of Technology, Mahakal Institute of Technology, Medicaps, Truba Institute of Technology of Indore and Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology of Jabalpur. Training at each Institution shall cover all aspects of dot Net Technology. This will also help RGPV students to improve their software project work. Participating students will also receive Learning Resource DVDs and Lab Manuals which they can use to practice on their own under the supervision of the faculty of the institute trained during the programme. Approximately 100-150 students of each of the institutions participated in the programme as a part of the Microsoft - RGPV initiatives, informed Sanjeev Sharma, HOD and Coordinator of this programme on behalf of RGPV. A team of three Microsoft experts conducted the training programme in addition to providing technology learning resources to 20 colleges of RGPV as a part of the RGPVMicrosoft MoU to strengthen Industry relevant corecompetence of engineering and technology students. Microsoft has also encouraged students of RGPV to submit their project plans out of which top 20 projects from colleges affiliated to RGPV would be given an opportunity to show case their solutions at an exposition and also win prizes for their best projects. In the Age of Knowledge Intensive Work Environment where bulk of employment for engineering graduate is still in the IT and IT enabled sectors, the training on industry relevant technologies has become absolutely essential to significantly improve the employability of the engineering graduates, informed Prof. P. B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, RGPV. Initiatives like these will also strengthen the State of M.P. in the area of IT Education and Industry Relevant Project Work to support Transformation of M.P. into a IT Hub in the near future.

Advanced CAD centre at RGPV The mechanical and IPE department of RGPV have signed an MOU with ALTAIR to establish a state of art multidisciplinary computer aided design engineering centre of excellance. This centre shall have software like Hypermesh for finite element analysis and solid modeling software. It also has Unigraphic software like SolidAge and Nastram. The popular AutoCAD software is also installed at the CAD centre. Apart from the software the centre has 30 interconnected advanced computers, plotter, color printers, scanners etc. This centre shall also arrange training programmes on latest design engineering tools for teachers of affiliated institutions and support development of innovative product designs.


EDUSAT Connects RGPV to 62 Institutions Dr. Madhvan Nair, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization and Chairman Space Commission visited RGPV on August 09, 2007. During his visit, Dr. Nair visited the EDUSAT Teaching End at RGPV and reviewed the progress of the project. He also visited School of IT and Centre of Excellence of IT and interacted with students and faculty. Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya has signed an MOU with ISRO; Ahmedabad to execute EDUSAT Project for satellite based teaching in all the Engineering Colleges of M.P. EDUSAT is aimed at setting up a sustainable distance education service in India using GSAT -3 Satellite as a supplementary communications medium and using advanced ground technology of convergence. The purpose of the RGPV - ISRO Project is to introduce the concept of Synchronous Class Rooms for imparting high quality technical education using a two way audio video Satellite connectivity. The idea is to make highly qualified faculty available to the large number of Institutions under RGPV. The facility will also be utilized for imparting Industry relevant courses so as to bridge the gap between a graduating engineer and a professional engineer. In this respect RGPV has signed a MoU with Microsoft for. Net technologies. Similar arrangement is being made with other IT majors. EDUSAT is a national project funded and nurtured by Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, ISRO and in simple words an innovative satellite communication based experiment for starting an experimental distance Technical Education. In MP, RGPV has been chosen as a nodal center for Technical Education telecasting live curricular instructional programs to 62 EDUSAT partner Engineering Institutions of MP where Satellite Interactive Terminals (SITs) are being installed. The RGPV EDUSAT Studio cum Class room is equipped with the teaching end connected to EDUSAT via Satellite Hub at Bhoj University. The visit of ISRO Chairman Dr. Nair shall provide a major flip to this novel project.


Workshop on Training of Mind Swami His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Ramakrishnananda Saraswathy Swamigal conducted Workshop on Mind Steadiness at RGPV Renowned Atharava Veda Shankaracharya of Sri Vidya Peetam (Rishikesh) Ramakrishnananda Saraswathy Swamigal is presently visiting Rajiv Gandhi Technological University in connection with a series of Workshop on Training of Mind of Students and Faculty. A steady mind tuned to objectives, concentrating on the subject, deeply contemplating on the value of knowledge acquired and invigorating the human soul, body and mind to engage in actions in service of man and Mother Nature, creating Heaven on Earth is what the Young Indians need to develop India into a developed country. Swamiji, in the discourse today at RGPV opined that it is only through the control of mind, a man can be disease free, enjoy the presence of divine cosmic energy and then work relentlessly in service of this country and mankind at large. Purity of mind is attainable only through strict discipline with which we need to conduct our-self. Swami ji explained that the early morning time of between 3:40 a.m. to 4 a.m. is described as Bramhamuhurta in our spiritual sculptures. This is the time during which the brain is most fertile and best suited for meditation and for creating of innovative ideas. Swamiji conducted many scientific experiments to demonstrate the power of sound created by Vedic recitation and performance of yajna. A number of scientists of DRDO have witnessed these experiments. One of the objectives of Swamiji’s visit to Bhopal is to conduct some experiment on studying the effect of gas tragedy on Bhopal environment and to study the impact of chants and yajna on environmental purification. The study involves a scientific approach to conducting these studies.

“Integrate science and spirituality to create an enlightened society where fair prosperity and happiness are together acted in plenty by the S&T community”

Prof. P. B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, RGPV in his opening remarks emphasized the need to integrate science and spirituality to create an enlightened society where fair prosperity and happiness are together acted in plenty by the S&T community. The workshop on training of mind is in line with RGPV’s efforts to create the academic environment for value added education and research in RGPV. Two disciples of Swamiji, Sri Ravi Shanker and Sri Kartikeyan accompanied the Swamiji during his visit to RGPV. The workshop was attended by the faculty and students of RGPV. An interactive session with the students and faculty of RGPV affiliated institutions was also held on January 20th RGPV for the benefit of RGPV fraternity.

Swami Vivekanandji’s Statue at Energy Park of RGPV


Golden Jubilee Lecture at MITS Gwalior by Prof. P. B. Sharma

Role of Autonomy in Promotion of Excellence in Technical Education, Research and Innovations Ladies and gentlemen, I consider it a matter of high privilege and honour to have been invited by Srimant Jyotiraditya ji Scindia, the Chairman of MITS Gwalior to deliver the Golden Jubilee Lecture on the auspicious occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of this premier institution founded by His Highness the Maharaja of Gwalior with the support of the Gangajali Fund created to foster a new era of Science and Technology education in the heartland of India, the then the state of Madhya Bharat, now the state of Madhya Pradesh. For me it gives a sense of high satisfaction, in fact, a matter of expression of gratitude to the founders of MITS at Gwalior and SATI at Vidisha, as being one of the beneficiary of the great gesture of the Maharaja of Gwalior Srimant Jiwaji Rao ji Scindia, Babu Takthamal Jain and Babu Ram Sahayaji of Vidisha who enabled me to obtain good quality engineering education in my own home town, namely Vidisha. Like SATI Vidisha, MITS has also made a formidable contribution to the growth of quality engineering and Technology education during its 50 years of glorious service to the nation. Let me therefore extend my sincere greetings to the Chairman and Members of BOG, members of the faculty and staff and to the vast body of distinguished alumni and students of this temple of engineering and technology education, an institution of eminence with which I had a close affinity during my first term of Vice Chancellorship of RGPV and now again to see this institute progress so well as an autonomous institution of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Viswavidhyalaya, the University of Technology of MP is a matter of pride.

You should discover new horizons for the pursuits of academic and research for your MITS, as it is by its design a Science and Technology institution. Hence creation of power of science and its integration with the might of technology should be a focused agenda for you. Our institutions of higher learning in engineering and technology are to create this seamlessness between science and engineering. For this to happen our institutions need autonomy, they need freedom and flexibility to foster excellence and enhance relevance and quality of their educational and research services. I have therefore chosen to address on this occasion on “ The Role of Autonomy for Excellence in Te c h n i c a l E d u c a t i o n , R e s e a r c h a n d Innovations” .

I am indeed very happy that our highly distinguished Space Scientist, former Chairman ISRO Dr Kasturirangan ji is here to share his wisdom with us on this momentous occasion. I am sure we all shall draw immense inspiration from Dr Kasturirangan ji to create the Power of Science and its integration with the Might of Technology in our engineering and technology

Autonomy in my opinion holds an important promise to foster a new era of academic and professional excellence in educational campuses. This is all the more important as we in India are poised for a quantum jump in quality and relevance of tech education and research to meet the growing demand of quality manpower and tech innovation support to the industries at home and abroad.

institutions to strengthen our nation’s S&T capabilities to propel the march of India on the pathways of a Knowledge Super Power.


In the emerging era of knowledge intensive work environment and globalization of business, industry and services coupled with Biodiesel reactor at RGPV d e c l i n i n g workforce in developed countries, India with its large young and highly inspired population has the opportunity to position itself as a quality source of skilled manpower and knowledge services for the whole of the world. Taking advantage of this opportunity would however require enhancement of necessary skills and talents through concerted efforts in higher education, technical and vocational training, and professional courses in order to match expected demand of quality workforce with the supply of globally competitive manpower. High investments in the higher technical education sector and effective collaboration with industry would be required to maximize employability and sustain India’s march on the pathways of a Knowledge superpower. For this to happen we need to foster worldclassness, tech-savvyness and significantly enhance the quality of knowledge services in our institutions of higher learning in the technical education sector. I must add that we in India are at an opportune time when we are poised for a quantum jump in quality of our tech education, a time to make a significant contribution to cutting edge R&D and to contribute to the growth of innovated products and improved technologies from the campuses of our institutions of higher learning in engineering and technology. This requires creating an enabling environment in our engineering institutions to transform our institutions as Knowledge Enterprises and promote technology innovations and technology incubation alongside offering a teaching learning environment conducive to a world class institution of higher education. It is in this context we need to understand the role and impact of autonomy for engineering institutions and universities. Autonomy – Freedom to excel or freedom to exploit ? Autonomy gives freedom, if utilized wisely it gives freedom to excel and if misused, autonomy

results in uncontrolled freedom to exploit. We have seen both the sides of autonomy in our country. IITS and IISc are the finest examples of role of autonomy in promotion of S&T educational and research excellence while many of the newly set up deemed universities and self financed institutions smell of exploitation and uncontrolled growth. We need to ensure that the autonomy is associated with a firm commitment and resolve to assure high levels of accountability including compliance to world class quality standards. Autonomous institutions and universities are to be equipped with validated structures and mechanisms for sustaining high academic quality, research integrity and ensuring that the novel profession of education is adored by man and women of wisdom to create not just a literate society but a society tuned to the high ideals of humanity, peace, prosperity and happiness, adore a value system tuned to high ideals of human existence, shouldering high social responsibility, cultivating rich wealth of knowledge, creating knowledge power, transforming knowledge power into prosperity and creating millions of smiles by engaging the vast humanity in eco friendly productive services to protect the interest of man and mother nature. It is this kind of freedom to excel that autonomy provides to the institutions of higher learning. On the other side if the freedom is misused by a dominant management devoid of educational and scientific values it may result in creating sub standard organizations exploiting the freedom and thus largely resulting in uncontrolled growth and expansion without care and concern for quality and relevance. Such organizations result in poor employability of their graduates and create a highly uninspiring academic environment which leads to creating heaps of mediocrity. The prime question therefore is how best we can ensure that the freedom associated with autonomy truly leads to freedom to excel. Engineering Students – Reservoir of Talent and Creativity : Let us recognize that the students of science and engineering in India are a reservoir of talent and have high innovative and creative abilities. The autonomy to institutions of higher learning shall unleash the power of innovation, shall provide freedom for the expression of creativity in the form of creative designs and development of innovative products, in fact shall help the growth of student and faculty led world-class knowledge


enterprises and promote innovation infinite. It shall help accelerate the growth of student companies thus, creating an enabling environment for increased employability and growth of academic and research excellence. Indian industry and the society shall then draw large benefits from the rich intellectual power for which the institutions of high learning are established by the government as well as by philanthropic organizations(1). Our Tech Institutions need strong Knowledge Infrastructure: The National Knowledge Commission in its Report to the Nation 2006 has called for creating a synergy between Education and Research in technical education. The report has also advocated for the creation of a “National Knowledge Network with gigabit capabilities to connect all universities, libraries, laboratories, hospitals and agriculture institutions to share data and resources across the country. The National Knowledge Commission has suggested that a 500 to 1000 node network can be created using the existing optic fibre infrastructure with in 3 to 6 months”(2) . Creation of such a Knowledge Network for the country shall empower our higher education system to take full advantage of the power of connectivity and power of networking which will then be utilized to create Advantage India in higher education, more so in technical education. The World Bank Institute Report (2005) has also stated that in order to embrace the Knowledge Economy “ India should continue to leverage its strength to become a leader in Knowledge Creation and use”, (3). Further, the cause of excellence in technical education in India and for that reason any where else in the world can not be effectively served in the connected knowledge economy today without the access and use of the vast knowledge warehouse available on the net. It is also important to realize that the power of innovation can not be effectively unleashed today in the knowledge age without facilitating the creation of interdisciplinary teams often involving people at different locations in different institutions and university even beyond the Indian borders. For this reason it is important to realize that the National Knowledge Network necessitates strong Knowledge Infrastructure in the institutions of

higher learning such as the colleges of engineering and technology universities. Creating Knowledge Infrastructure in engineering and technology institutions is a dire need at present if we have to transform Indian engineering education system to a system tuned to technology and product innovation alongside with the development of world-class quality human capital. This requires creation of an enabling environment and support infrastructure to harness the power of innovation and creativity of Indian engineering students and teaching faculty. Technological institutions are to be equipped with Knowledge and Innovation Management Centres which besides providing necessary support for managing Knowledge revolution should have knowledge and technology incubators and a techno-entrepreneurship Park so that the brilliant ideas of the students and faculty could be provided the necessary support for their incubation into viable technology and innovated products. Currently this activity is at low pace in Indian engineering institutions. The knowledge infrastructure shall create the much desired techsavvyness, promote world-classness and will create a knowledge centric academic and research environment to foster excellence in tech education and research in our institutions of engineering and tech universities. Knowledge Infrastructure will also weed out managerial-inefficiency currently prevalent in our institutions of engineering and technology and shall create a conducive environment for capitalizing the rich talent pool of students and teaching community, maximize the faculty output and optimize resource utilization. It shall also enhance academic integrity and bring in scientific values in the academic and research community in the institutions and the university(4).

“Creating Knowledge Infrastructure in engineering and technology institutions is a dire need at present if we have to transform Indian engineering education system to a system tuned to technology and product innovation”

Knowledge infrastructure in institutions of higher learning should include: A well stacked Digital Library cum Knowledge Warehouse, equipped with the tools of knowledge Mining and expert systems to facilitate knowledge led education, research and innovations. The Knowledge commission Report- 07 also

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advocates the creation of an “institutional framework of libraries; networking; LIS education, training and research; modernization and computerization of libraries; maintenance of private and personal collections, and staff requirements to meet changing needs”. In the views of the Knowledge Commission, “a library has to play two distinct roles — to serve as a local centre of information and knowledge, and to be a local gateway to national and global knowledge”. [Knowledge Commission 2006]

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Networked Secured Campus well equipped with both VPN as well as connected to national and global knowledge networks.

autonomy creates freedom to excel rather than freedom

institutions can no longer work in isolation and deliver their products both human capital and intellectual property to meet the requirements of industries without an effective alliance and partnership with the industries”

Seamless integration of education, research and innovation all supported by knowledge and tech savvy portals. World class Teaching Learning Environment supported by well stacked learning resources and synchronous class rooms powered by the EDUSAT based satellite two way audio video connectivity. In such an endeavor it is important to ensure that the joy of a live class room is not lost but multiplied manifold in a large number of institutions through the EDUSAT live and synchronous class rooms. Team Teaching and Distributed Research Initiatives supported by tech savvy Knowledge Portals. Ideation and new product development supported by Knowledge and Technology Incubation facilities in the campus. Finishing School to hone the generic as well as industry relevant skills to effectively bridge the gap between a graduating engineer and a professional engineer, a ready to run kind of well groomed professional which the industry requires. We need to bridge the gap between a

graduating engineer and a professional global engineer : With the rapid advancement of knowledge and rapidly changing technology base, it has become absolutely essential that the industry and academia work together as partners in progress for mutual advantage for each other. For industry to create and sustain the vital competitive edge in the global economic environment, it is necessary to adopt latest technology and develop innovative products and services which should be cost effective while at the same time conforming to the world class quality. Industries need not only qualified manpower having knowledge and skills of handling state-of-the-art technology and decision support tools in its design, manufacturing and managerial activity but also require a regular and easy flow of technology and that too at an affordable cost. Product innovation is no longer a viable proposition for the industry unless it is able to beat the compressed time frame in tune with technology change. This could be assured by a synergetic partnership between industries and academic institutions/universities. Likewise, the academic institutions which produce the most vital pillar of strength of today’s knowledge economy namely, the human capital, have to keep themselves abreast of the technology trends and respond to the current and future technology and product innovation needs of the industries. Without a vibrant culture of alliance and cooperation with the industries, the institutions shall continue to face the problem of employability and short fall on resource generation from industry R&D and intellectual property. Academic institutions can no longer work in isolation and deliver their products both human capital and intellectual property to meet the


requirements of industries without an effective alliance and partnership with the industries. Industry-academia partnership is not only desirable but has emerged as an essential condition to foster academic and research excellence in the institutions and universities, to accelerate the growth of relevance research and to foster the environment of technology innovations. I have witnessed a phenomenal success of the synergy between academia and industry during my days at Delhi college of Engineering and also at RGPV. Some successful examples are given below. Successful Industry Institution Partnership (IIP) Models : It has been our experience that the best way to promote synergistic partnership with the industry is to motivate talented and creative UG/PG students to conceive the idea of design and development of an innovative product of interest to the industries. The industry recognises the value of such initiatives and joins the institution team in its efforts to take the idea to the level of an innovative products. This IIP model can be better described as i2IP. At DCE as well as at RGPV this IIP model has been successfully tried out in the design and development of DCE Hybrid Car, DCE Super Mileage Vehicle, Unmanned Ariel vehicle and also at RGPV in the design and development of Solar bio-diesel Hybrid Car, Solar Wind Hybrid Power System and on other green energy technology initiatives. A few success stories are given here under [5]. India is now gearing up to realise the long cherished dream of effective Industry-Academia partnership. With the Indian economy booming and a GDP growth of 8-9 per cent plus and with economic and business activity looking upwards in all major sectors, a synergetic partnership between academia and industries shall further boost the growth rate to 10-12 per cent and in further enhance global employability of the Indian work force. We need to ensure Academic Quality and significantly improve Research Integrity : One of the major challenge in India’s science and technological education and research sector is how to ensure academic quality, enhance employability and assure academic and research integrity. Left to market forces alone we shall not

be able to transform India’s S&T education into a world class education and research system adhering high values of academic and research integrity. We need to create a national frame work of excreting peer pressure, periodic peer reviews and work quality audit to cause compulsions for adhering to world class quality. Institutional autonomy should be coupled with such a peer periodic review at least in the initial five to ten years till the institutions attain a level of maturity and creates a culture of quality, academic and research integrity. World class institutions are created on the twin planks of autonomy, the freedom to excel and accountability ensured by a system of periodic peer review both internal as well as external. In the globalized economic era it is absolutely important for India which contributes a major share of skilled man power to the industries in the advanced nations of the world to retain this Advantage India by nurturing Worldclassness, Techsavvyness and adherence of global quality standards in its institutions of higher learning. Without a focused attention to world quality, global accreditation of our academic standards and without unconditional compliance of academic and research integrity Advantage India in tech- education shall gradually disappear as we march into the era of WTO and GATT compliance. Autonomy holds a valid promise to create world class institutions and universities provided the autonomy is correctly utilized as a freedom to excel. Concluding Remarks : India’s continued march on the pathways of a Knowledge Super Power necessitates immediate attention to strengthening the knowledge infrastructure in Indian universities and institutions of higher learning. The National Knowledge Commission in its Report to the Nation-2006 has outlined the urgency of creating the synergy between education and research in institutions of higher learning. This can best be achieved by a strong knowledge infrastructure in university and institutional campuses. Further the national prosperity of a country in today’s technology and knowledge intensive global environment can be best assured by nurturing and sustaining an environment of technology

“The major challenge in India’s science and technological education and research sector is how to ensure academic quality, enhance employability and assure academic and research integrity”


innovations in educational institutions, R&D organizations as well as on the work-floors of the industries. India could reap rich dividends, specially that its human capital has the capabilities to unleash technological innovations which besides assuring higher levels of national prosperity will ensure India’s rise to the zenith of a Knowledge Superpower.

“The national prosperity of a country in today’s technology and knowledge intensive global environment can be best assured by nurturing and sustaining an environment of technology innovations in educational institutions, R&D organizations as well as on the work-floors of the industries”

Technology innovations nurtured in the S&T institution in India on the strength of the innovative genius and backed by a strong knowledge infrastructure can accelerate the pace of India’s march on the Knowledge super house pathways. Further, in the area of technical education leveraging advantage technology assisted by the power of technology innovations can help in significantly improving the quality of education and research, effectively meeting the challenge of acute faculty shortage and current low pace of world class research and new product development. India as a nation of highly enthusiastic youth so keenly motivated towards engineering and technology education can unleash an era of technology innovation in the country, provided the Knowledge infrastructure is strengthened in its existing engineering education system. We must how ever succeed in creating world class institutions of high scientific values, having autonomy to nurture freedom to excel and assure compliance to world quality of education and research, practiced both by students and faculty on the unclenching faith and compliance of world standards of academic and research integrity. I am sure autonomy has an important role to create such organizations and academic institutions in great numbers in India. Ladies and gentlemen, may I submit that we in the technical education fraternity are on the threshold of a golden opportunity to cause the much desired change wave in India’s technical education system and develop our technology universities and technical institutions as world class institutions and transform them into world class Knowledge Enterprises on the strength of knowledge infrastructure and world quality faculty competence to foster a new era of excellence in technical education, research and innovation and accelerate our country’s

march on the path ways of a Knowledge Super power. I am sure the time is just right and the willingness of the government and our stake holders in the industry is high. As such this is an hour in which we should firmly commit ourselves to creating Advantage India in Technical Education. I am indeed very happy that the golden jubilee celebration of this premiere institution has provided us an opportunity to envision a bright future for technical education in our country. Let us therefore make an unconditional commitment to fostering a new era of excellence in technical education, research and innovation in our institutional campuses. Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen for your patient hearing and thank you Srimant Jyotiraditya Scindiaji for giving me the privilege to deliver the Golden Jubilee Lecture at your institution in the presence of such an enlightened gathering. Jai Hind, Jai Vijyan and Jai Proudyogiki. References: 1. Karnataka Convention memorial lecture at ISTE Annual convention, December 2007 by Prof P B Sharma on “Knowledge Infrastructure for Excellence in Technical Education, Research and Innovation” 2. National Knowledge Commision (2006), “National Knowledge Commision Report to the Nation 2006”, India. 3. Carl Dahlman & Anuja Utz(2005), “ India and the Knowledge EconomyLeaveraging Strength and Opportunities”, The World Bank Institute, the World Bank, Washington DC. 4. Sharma P. B, Rama S (2005) (editors). “Technical Education in the Knowledge Era”, Special Edition, University News, Association of Indian Universities. 5. FICCI convention, December 2007 “Industry Academia Interaction for World Class Tech Education Research and Innovations” by Prof P B Sharma.


The Climate Change caused by alarming rise in Green House Gas emissions manifest primarily though an increased frequency of extreme events like Global temperature and sea level rise, tsunami, cyclones, hurricanes and so on. It is accepted that climate change is the most pressing and dangerous threat to life on earth today. Kyoto Protocol has laid down more precise ground routes to combat and mitigate climate change through various operative mechanisms like Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) While CDM is considered a win-win situation for both developing countries seeking sustainable development and developed countries fulfilling their GHG reduction through investments in developing countries, there are several issues which require focused attention.. l

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Green Power Technologies, Carbon capture & Sequestration and low or no-carbon technologies are on the top of our National Agenda. A workshop-cum-Round Table on “India’s Response to CDM Compliance” is being organized by Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya on 24th May 2008. This workshop cum round table focused on resolving some of these burning issues with regard to implementation of CDM projects in power and various other sectors of economy. The dignitaries who participated in the round table include Shri V S Verma, member planning CEA, Govt. of India, Dr J K Chandrashekar, advisor EPTRI and Dr. S.V Deshpande, Nodal Officer Maharashtra Govt, to Planning Commission Government of India.

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With a view that Technical Education in Madhya Pradesh attains National and International dimensions, a workshop on ‘Emerging Wireless Technology and its Approaches’ was inaugurated by Shri Atul Sinha former Principal Secretary, Technical Education, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh on 4th February 2008.

Shri Atul Sinha, Former Secretory, GOI & Dr. Shailendra Shrivastava, IG Bhopal, at the inauguration of the workshop

The workshop was presided over by the Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Prof. P.B. Sharma. Shri Shailendra Shrivastava, Inspector General of Police, Bhopal was the guest of honour for the workshop. Participants in the National level workshop were from various technical institutions of Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Gujrat. The workshop also facilitated practical sessions on the software provided by Scalable Network Technology. This will be very useful in the field of wireless technology for research purpose. It is being widely used in countries like Singapore, Japan, America etc. Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. P.B. Sharma in his address said that in the time to come wireless technology will help in modernising communication needs and technology. As a step forward in this direction he said that Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, the only technological University of Madhya Pradesh has made it’s campus WiFi.

L - R Prof. P.B. Sharma, Sanjeev Sharma, Dr. Rajnish Kurchania and Shri Atul Sinha

“In future wireless technologies will revolutionise communication systems. However info system security shall remains as a major hallenge”

The inaugural session of the workshop was followed by a key note address by Dr. J.L. Rana, Director, Radha Raman Institute of Technology & Science who pointed out the scope for research in the area of wireless technology. In his lecture Deputy Director, Master Control Facility Centre, ISRO, Bhopal explained the use of wireless sensor networks. In the workshop eminent speakers delivered thought provoking lectures on security issues in wireless networks, data mining in wireless networks, several issues in wireless LAN and concept of Middleware Technologies. The participants of the workshop were also taken on a visit to the Master Control Facility Centre, ISRO, Bhopal. Shri Arvind Sharma working in the field of mobile computing at Singapore, highlighted several research issues in mobile computing. In the valedictory session of the workshop, the Co-ordinator of the workshop and Head of the Department Information Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Prof. Sanjeev Sharma, presented a report on the workshop. On this occasion he said that a mobile computing research group has been set up in the University. Several Post Graduate students are already working in this group and several eminent scientists from India & Abroad are also associated with this group who are providing necessary guidance. The Registrar of the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Shri A.K.S. Bhadauria appreciated the aim of the workshop & its contribution to the teaching community. The Chief Guest for the valedictory session Prof. Madhu Jain, Head of Department of Basic Science, Agra University also expressed her views on mobile computing. On this occasion, Director of University Institute of Technology- Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya appreciated the advancements in the field of wireless technology & said that organisation of the workshop was an important step in this direction. He appreciated the cooperation from all the participant in making this workshop a great success.


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HE Dr. Balram Jakhar, Hon’ble Governor of M.P. at a function at OIST, Bhopal

HE Dr. Balram Jakhar, Hon’ble Governor of M.P. at a function at OIST, Bhopal

Release of TIT college magazine Srajan by Prof P B Sharma, VC, RGPV

All terrain vehicle developed by a team of SGSITS, Indore

Hovercraft team from SIST, Bhopal with Vice Chancellor, RGPV

Hovercraft developed by students of SIST, Bhopal


RGPV CAMPUS MASTER PLAN RGPV is one of the premier Technical Universities in central India. It is situated in Bhopal, a city well known for its natural beauty and lakes. The city is well connected to the other parts of the country by air, rail, and road. Bhopal has been adjudged as one of the fastest growing industrial towns in India by Business World. The large numbers of industries situated in and around Bhopal provide excellent training opportunities to the students, faculty and staff. The University is situated near Gandhi Nagar on the outskirts of the city, about 3 km. from the airport on the Gwalior by-pass road. The campus is spread on a contiguous 242 acres. The campus has instructional blocks, Workshop, Library block and administrative block. Apart from this, the campus has residential facilities for the staff and separate hostels for both girls and boys. The University provides a very healthy academic atmosphere and large open spaces, playgrounds and academic parks. Further development of the campus as a mini knowledge city is currently underway as per the Master Plan of the campus.


Major R&D Initiatives Energy Farming & Green Energy Technologies: RGPV has successfully launched a major R&D initiative in the area of Green energy Technology to support India's Energy Security mission. Under this programme 1.2 kW Solar wind Hybrid pilot plant has been successfully commissioned and a 10 kWe Biomass Gasifier has also been installed in the Energy Centre of RGPV. These together are providing electricity supply to the street and pathway lights in the Energy Park and also meeting the load of the Energy Centre. The project has been supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources, Govt of India. RGPV has also developed a 100 litre per day capacity Bio diesel Reactor for bio diesel production from Jatropha seeds and the same is installed in the Energy Park. A Biodiesel nursery has also been developed and approximately 4000 Jatropha plants have been planted in the campus. Work is also on progress on development of high yield Jatropha plants using enzyme accelerators. Another major R&D project of high national importance is aimed at CO2 sequestration and CO2 absorption to mitigate the green house gas problem. In this highly ambitious project a prototype of a plant for converting CO2 into multiple highly useful fuels such as hydrogen, methane and Biodiesel is being designed and developed. The facility shall be a technology breakthrough to support India's contribution to CDM and clean technologies. The project is supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

Solar Bio Diesel Hybrid Car: A concept car designed and developed by the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya in association with three DCE graduates was exhibited at the exhibition hall of the Global Investors meet at Indore. The green car which was flagged off by Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the inauguration of the exhibition has drawn a large number of visitors from India and abroad, attending the investors meet. The car is powered by the array of the solar panels which charge the high power batteries which in turn power the motor.

Bio Tech and Bio Informatics: The Centre of Excellence at the School of Biotechnology shall provide an invigorating environment which is conducive to motivated learning and industry relevant R & D. A number of research schemes supported by the central/state government agencies are currently ongoing. Facilities for teaching and research in animal biotechnology, plant biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, genetic engineering and biochemistry exist. Current Research interests are: n

Biofuels, Biodiesel

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Environmental Biotechnology

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Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

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Bio Tech for Cancer Research

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Nano-biotechnology

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Herbal and alternative medicines

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Genomics

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Nanotechnology The newly setup School of Nanotechnology shall augment it self and provide a Centre of Excellence which will have facilities for: n Nano materials processing n Nano materials characterization n Thin film technology n Development of solar photo voltaic cell by implementation of the nanotechnological methodologies n Structural studies of nano-crystalline materials and thin films

Information Security The Centre of Excellence in IT promotes software development for use by the RGPV in various processes like admissions of students in courses, processing of students results and routine management of the university itself in addition to supporting the computational needs of UG, PG and research scholars. The CoE in IT also provides Digital Library facilities and currently also houses a digital classroom and the EDUSAT studio. The current Research interests are: n Computer Networking and Information Security n Mobile Computing & Wireless Networks n Data Warehousing & Information Mining n Neural Networks n Knowledge based Systems n e-Governance and Knowledge Portal n Bioinformatics

Drug Discovery & Development School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of RGPV is one of the frontline institutions in MP dedicated entirely for post graduate study and research. The school aims for the state-of-the-art research and discovery in the areas of anti cancer and anti HIV drug design and development, bio-pharmaceutics and drug delivery. The school is committed to quality education of graduate and professional students through a scientifically integrated program to become outstanding pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacists. Centre of Excellence in Drug Discovery & Development is being setup to focus on: n n n n

Anticancer and Anti HIV drug discovery Development of life saving drugs for the treatment of cancer and AIDS The isolation and identification of bioactive compounds from herbal sources Nanotechnology based targeted drug delivery

We seek to advance the field of Pharmaceutical Science through state-of-the-art research and discovery in the areas of Anti cancer and Anti HIV drug design and development through CADD, biopharmaceutics and drug delivery especially nanodelivery of anticancer drugs. We develop new methodologies for drug discovery that identifies and develops new n pharmacotherapeutic agents against validated targets implicated in Cancer & AIDS and develop and optimize new drug delivery systems. The research is mainly concerned with the isolation and identification of bioactive compounds n from natural sources, in particular from traditional Indian medicinal plants used in Ayurvedic system of medicine.


SPONSORED R&D PROJECTS at RGPV l Ministry of New & Renewable Energy sources (MNES), GOI l All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) l Department of Science and Technology (DST), GOI l Indian National Science Academy (INSA) l Petroleum Conservation Research Institute (PCRA) S. No.

l Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GOI l Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) l Ministry of Power (MOP), GOI l Ministry of Environment & Forest (MOEF), GOI l M P Council of Science & Technology (MPCST)

Title of the Project

Investigators

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Prof. P B Sharma Dr. V K Sethi Prof. P B Sharma Dr. V. K. Sethi Dr. Alok Chaube Dr. V. K. Sethi

MNRE Delhi

School of Energy & Environment Management 1

60 kW Solar wind hybrid system at hill top of RGPV

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Simulation & optimization of surface roughness in turbine blade cooling channel.

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Power productivity enhancement and optimization using hybrid system of solar wind and biomass. Modeling and simulation of carbon recycling technology through conversion of CO2 in to useful multi- purpose fuel.

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AICTE, Delhi AICTE, Delhi

Prof. P B Sharma Dr. V. K. Sethi Dr. N K Sah

DST, Delhi

Dr. N K Sah

DST New Delhi

Dr. N K Sah Dr. Archana Tiwari

MP Biotech council Bhopal UGC Research Award

Dr. Archana Tiwari

SERC, DST, NewDelhi

Dr. Archana Tiwari

WOS, DST, New Delhi

Dr. Archana Tiwari

ICMR Delhi

Dr. Archana Tiwari

DBT Delhi

Dr. Jyotsna Chouhan Dr. Rajnish Kurchania

MPCST Bhopal

Dr. H.N.Moorthy

AICTE Career Award

Prof. Sanjeev Sharma

MPCST, Bhopal

Dr. Rajnish Kurchania Dr. V. K. Sethi Dr. Rajnish Kurchania Dr. V Rathore

MPCST, Bhopal

School of Biotechnology 5 6 7

8 9 10

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Investigation of bioactive molecules of therapeutic significance in Sanjeevani. Investigation of Sanjeevani like plants in MP Systematic study of their in therapeutic values. Cloning, Nucleotide Sequencing and Functional Analysis of a Novel Mobile Cluster of Biodegradation Genes from selected microbial strains.� Biochemical Degradation of Polyblends and formation of formidable bioplastics by the help of Microbial Tools: A Recent Approach. Bioplastic revolution makes the environment clean: A noval approach� Regulation of Gene expression by activation of the Thiazolidinediones perxisome proliferators activated receptor (PPARS) in Bald /can .N (1.B) mice in the guest of controlled mechanism of the type 2 Diabetes. Quest of molecular mechanisms of Biologic responses of thiazolidinediones in Bald/Can .N (1.B) mice type 2 Diabetes

Physics Department 12

X ray crystallographic studies and structure activity relation ship of fungicides.

Pharmacy Department 13

Design and development of biologically active moieties (Anticancer and AntiHIV)

School of I.T. 14

Design and evaluation of routing protocol for mobile adhoc network

School of Nanotechnology 15 16

Design development & field testing of a cost effective SPV cell by implementation of the nano tech. methodologies. Structural studies of nano-crystalline materials and thin films.

MPCST, Bhopal

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Research Publications of RGPV Faculty

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1. Sharma PB “Technical Education In the Knowledge Age” University News, Jr of AIU, New Delhi, July 2007 2. Sharma P B, “ Knowledge Infrastructure for Excellence in Engineering Education, Research and Innovations”,26th Karnataka Convention Commemorative Lecture 2007 3. Surya Prakash B.N. Gupta, Neeraj Upmanyu, S. Bhattacharya and N.S.H.N. Moorthy, “QSAR studies of 2-arylindole derivatives: tubulin inhibitors in cancer therapy”, Asian J. Chemistry, 2006, 18 (1), 753-756. 4. Richa Neekhara, Brijeshkunvar J. Mishra and N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy, “QSAR Studies of Anti Malarial Agents: 2,4-Diamino Pyrimidine Derivatives”, Asian J. Chem., 2006, 18 (2), 1167-1173. 5. Ashutosh J., C. Karthikeyan, N.S.H.N. Moorthy and Piyush Trivedi, “QSAR analysis of some 5-amino-2-mercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole based inhibitors of Matrix Metalloproteinases and bacterial Collagenase”, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2006, 16, 3847-3854. 6. Ashutosh J., C. Karthikeyan, N.S.H.N. Moorthy, S.K. Sharma and Piyush Trivedi, “QSAR Studies some GSK-3a inhibitory 6-aryl-pyrazolo [3,4b] pyridines”, Asian J. Biochem., 2006, 1(3), 236-243. 7. N.S.H.N. Moorthy and P. Trivedi, “QSAR Modelling of some 2-methoxy acridones: Cytotoxic in Multi drug resistant cells”, International J. Cancer Research, 2006, 2(3), 267-276. 8. Richa Neekhara, Brijesh. K. Mishra, N.S.H.N. Moorthy, “Dihydrofolate Reductase Enzymes in Malaria Parasites: A Potent Target for novel Antimalarial Research”, Asian Journal of Cell Biology, 2006, 2, 48-58. 9. Vadnerkar Gaurav, Jain Surendra and Jain Deepti, “Determination of Etoricoxib in Bulk Drug, Pharmaceutical Dosage Form and Human Plasma by UV-Spectophotometery”, Asian J. Chem. 2006, Vol. 18, No. 4. 2895-2901. 10. Prabhat K. Shrivastav, Pawan K. Basniwal, Raghvendra Dubey, Preeti Nagar, Jain Deepti and S. Bhattacharya, “Spectrophotometric estimation of ezetimibe in tablet dosage form”, Asian J. Chem.. 2006, Vol. 18, No. 4. 3123-3125. 11. C. Karthikeyan, P. Manoj Kumar, N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy, S.K. Shrivastava and P.Trivedi, “Quantitative Structure activity relationships of some selective inhibitors of glucagons receptor: A Hansch approach”, Asian J. Biochemistry, 2006, 1(4), 307-315. 12. N.S.H.N. Moorthy, Rahul Singh, Hemendra Pratab Singh and S.D. Gupta, “Synthesis, biological evaluation and in silico metabolic prediction of flavanone derivatives”, Chem. Pharm. Bull., 2006, 54(10), 1384-1390. 13. P. Manoj Kumar, C. Karthikeyan, N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy and P.Trivedi, “Quantitative structure activity relationships of selective antagonists of glucagons receptor using QuaSAR descriptors”, Chem. Pharm. Bull., 2006, 54(11), 1586-1591. 14. Vipin Saxena and N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy, “Zinc-Piroxicam Complex: A novel anti-inflammatory agent”, Int. J. Pure and Applied Chem. 2006, 1(3), 397-405. 15. N.S.H.N. Moorthy, Rahul Agarwal, Richa Neekhara, Brijesh. K. Mishra, “Simultaneous estimation of paracetamol and valdecoxib in tablet dosage form by HPLC method”, Int. J. Pure and Applied Chem., 2006, 1(3), 391-395. 16. D. Jaiswal, C. Karthikeyan, and P. Trivedi, “Rationalization of Physicochemical Properties of Alkanoic Acid Derivatives towards Histone Deacetylase Inhibition”, Internet Electron. J. Mol. Des. 2006, 5, 13–26. 17. C.M. Lucksha, D. Agarwal, N.S.H.N. Moorthy, C. Karthikeyan and P. Trivedi, “Synthesis, Biological Evaluation and QSPR studies of amino acid conjugates of cinmetacin”, J. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 2007, 2 (3), 271277. 18. Surya Prakash B.N. Gupta, Neeraj Upmanyu and N.S.H.N. Moorthy, “QSAR Studies of Benzylidene –9(10H) anthracenone derivatives: Tubulin inhibitors in cancer therapy”, Asian J. Chem., 2007, 19(1), 796798. 19. Meenakshi Jaiswal, Brijesh K Mishra, Richa Neekhara and N.S.H.N. Moorthy, “QSAR analysis of 5,6-dihydro-4-hydroxy 2-pyrone analogues as a potential HIV-1 protease inhibitors”, Asian J. Chem., 2007, 19(5), 4110-4112. 20. C. Karthikeyan, S. Siva kumar, P. Chandrasekar, A. Heber, S.J.H. Robert and N.S.H.N. Moorthy, “Pharmacological evaluation of different extract of Asclepias daemia leaves”, J. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 2007 2 (4), 391-395.

21. C. Karthikeyan, Dengle Santosh, N.S.H.N. Moorthy and Piyush Trivedi, “QSAR Analysis of HIV-1 Reverse transcriptase inhibitory 5-Alkyl-2[(aryl and alkyloxyl carbonyl methyl) thio]-6-(1-Napthyl methyl) Pyrimidin-4 (3H)-ones”, International J. Virology, 2007, 3(1), 19-27. 22. Surya Prakash B. N. Gupta and N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy, “Synthesis and physicochemical characterization of mutual prodrug of indomethacin”, Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 2007, 2(2), 165169. 23. Vipin Saxena and N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy, “Insulin like growth factor-1-Receptor: An anticancer target waiting for Hit”, International Journal of Cancer Research, 2007, 3(1), 54-73. 24. Shalendra Mandge, Hemdendra P. Singh, Sayan D. Gupta and N.S.H.N. Moorthy, “Synthesis and Characterization of Chalcones”,Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 2007, 2(1), 52-56. 25. Brijesh Kunvar J. Mishra, Richa Mishra and N.S.H.N. Moorthy, “QSAR study of anticancer agents: 1,8 naphthyridine derivatives”, Asian J. Chem., 2007, 19(1), 481-487. 26. Raghuvendra Dubey and N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy, “Comparative studies on conventional and microwave assisted synthesis of benzimidazole and their 2-substituted derivatives with the effect of salt form of reactant”, Chem. Pharm. Bull., 2007, 55(1), 115-117. 27. Savita Vyas, Piyush Trivedi and S.C. Chaturvedi, “Ketorolac-dextran conjugates: Synthesis, in vitro and in vivo evaluation”, Acta Pharm. 2007, 57, 441–450. 28. Sayan Dutta Gupta, Hemendra Pratap Singh and N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy, “Iodine catalyzed one pot solid phase synthesis of Benzothiazole derivatives”, Synthetic Comm., 2007, 37, 4327-4329. 29. Suman Ramteke and Narendra K, Jain, “Clarithromycin and omeprazole containing gliadin nanoparticles for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori”, Journal of drug targeting 1-2 2007. 30. Garvita Chaudhary, C. Karthikeyan, N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy and Piyush Trivedi, “QSAR Analysis of some diarylsulphonylurea derivatives as tubulin binding agents”, Int. J. Cancer Res., 2008, 4(1), 111. 31. Ruchi Bansal, C. Karthikeyan, N S Hari Narayana Moorthy and P. Trivedi, “QSAR Analysis of some Phthalimide Analogues based Inhibitors of HIV-1 Integrase”, Arkivoc, 2007, XV, 66-81. 32. C. Karthikeyan, N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy and Piyush.Trivedi, “QSAR study of substituted 2-pyridinyl guanidines as selective urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator (uPA) inhibitors”, Enzyme Inhibition and Med. Chem., (Accepted for Publication). 33. Deepti Jain, Surendra Jain, Deepak Jain and Amin Maulik, “Simultaneous Estimation of Metformin Hydrochloride, Pioglitazone Hydrochloride and Glimepiride by RP-HPLC”, Journal of Chromatographic Sciences (In Press). 34. Ruchi Bansal, C. Karthikeyan, N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy and Piyush Trivedi, “Stress Degradation Studies of Lamivudine and Development of a Validated Stability-indicating Assay Method by High Performance Liquid Chromatography”, Journal of Chromatographic Sciences (Accepted for publication). 35. Sanjay Kumar Bharti and N.S.H.N.Moorthy, “Microwave assisted synthesis and biological evaluation of benzimidazole-2-one and its derivatives”, Int. J. Pure and Applied Chem. (Accepted for Publication). 36. D. Jaiswal, C. Karthikeyan, S. K. Shrivastava, and P. Trivedi, “QSAR Modeling of Sulfonamide Inhibitors of Histone Deacetylase”, Internet Electron. J. Mol. Des. (Accepted for publication). 37. G. Vadnerkar, S. Jain and D. Jain, “Validated Bioanalytical Method Development for Determination of Etoricoxib in Human Plasma and its application to Pharmacokinetic Studies in Rats”, British Pharmaceutical Congress, International conference, Manchaster, Sept. 2006. 38. P. Shrivastava, G. Vadnerkar, S. Jain and D. Jain, “RP-HPLC based determination for alkaline hydrolysis of pioglitazone hydrochloride”, British Pharmaceutical Congress, International conference, Manchaster, Sept. 2006. 39. Tilakwar Rakesh , Bhatere Dagendra S., Solanki Shailendra S., Dahima Rashmi, “Formulation and evaluation of controlled release highly loaded granules of high-dose water insoluble drug nitazoxanide”, FIP2007 Beijing, China.


Research Publications of RGPV Faculty 40. Raj Keservani, Raj Kumar, Tilakwar Rakesh, Gujarathi Nayan, Sharma Anil K, Dahima Rashmi, “Formulation, optimization and evaluation of piroxicam , reconstituted suspension”. FIP-2007 Beijing, China. 41. Sayan D. Gupta, C. Karthikeyan and N.S.Hari Narayana Moorthy, “Synthesis, cytotoxic evaluation, in silico Pharmacokinetic and QSAR study of some benzothiazole derivatives”, MedChem India Conference, Bangalore 18-19th March 2008. 42. Yogesh P. Agarwal and N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy, “Micro-Wave Assisted Synthesis and Characterization of Flvones Derivatives”, MedChem India Conference, Bangalore 18-19th March, 2008. 43. Omprakash Tanwar, C. Karthikeyan, Piyush Trivedi, N.S. Hari Narayana Moorthy, “QSAR study of 4’-(6, 7-disubstituted-2, 4-dihydro-indeno [1,2c]pyrazol-3-yl)-biphenyl-4-ol as potent Chk1 inhibitors”, MedChem India Conference, Bangalore 18-19th March 2008. 44. M. A. Khan, R. Kurchania, S. Corkvic, Q. Zhang and S.J. Milne “Compaction of Lead Zirconate Titanate Sol-Gel Coatings” Materials Letters, vol. 60, pp. 1463-1465, (2006) 45. Sanjeev Sharma et al : Design of Algorithm for Frequent Pattern Discovery using Lattice Approach, Asian Journal of Information Management, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 11-18, 2007 46. Sanjeev Sharma et al : Measuring the Interestingness of Classification Rules, Asian Journal of Information Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 1-10, 2007 47. Jitendra Agrawal et al : " GA : Optimized Negative Association Rule Mining". International Journal of Soft Computing 2(1), Medwell Journals, 124-128 48. Archana Tiwari, S.Kosta, S, Shrivastava and R. Jain (2008) Islet and stem cell transplantation: new perspectives for an old challenge, Proceedings of MEDBIO 91-98. 49. S.Kosta, Roopesh Jain, Tiwari Archana (2008) Marine fungi: potential source of pharmacological compounds. Pharmacology online 1, 1-3. 50. Roopesh Jain, Tiwari Archana (2007) Advanced techniques of modern Science: Better understanding of marine Biodiversity online. 51. Roopesh Jain, Mayank Jain, Tiwari Archana (2007) Scientific management: Importance in marine Biotechnology based industries online. 52. Roopesh Jain, Tiwari Archana (2007) Sponges: An invertebrate of bioactive potential. Current Science 93, 4. 53. Roopesh Jain, Tiwari Archana (2007) Oceanographic research: An Indian perspective. Marine Technology Reporter online. 54. Sethi V. K., et. al “Power Productivity Enhancement & Statistical analysis using Hybrid System of Solar Wind & Biomass” in Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, March 2007. 56. Sethi V. K. et. al. “Production potential of Electricity from Biomass in Indian context” in Ultra Science Vol.-19(1), 1-10, 2007 57. Reddy D.N., Sethi V.K. “Green Power Technologies & CDM Opportunities – A Case Study” paper accepted for publication in SESI Journal”, 2006. 58. Sethi V. K. et. al. “Situation and SWOT Analysis of Small Wind- SolarBiomass Tribid Energy System Installed At University Institute of Technology, Bhopal M.P., (India)” Proceedings of GLOGIFT 08 June 1416, 2008 at Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ, pp. 1-9 59. Jain Pankaj at el. “Modeling & Simulation of Carbon Recycling Technology through Conversion of CO2 in to Useful Multi Purpose Fuel ” at the International Seminar on New Horizons of Mechanical Engineering (ISME-2008), organized by Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal, M.P., India to be held on 18-20 March 2008. 60. Reddy D.N., Sethi V. K. “Green Power Technologies for high Ash Indian Coals Evaluation of CO2 mitigation options” 23rd International Pittsburgh Coal conference, Sept. 25-28, September 2006. 61. Reddy D.N., Sethi V. K. “Refurbishment of old PC Boilers confronted with Coal Quality Degradation by a CFBC boiler ” 23rd International Pittsburgh Coal conference, Sept. 25-28, September 2006 62. Sharma P B, Sethi V K, “Power Plant Performance Analysis & Optimization Through Mathematical Modeling”, All India Tech Prog on Performance Analysis and Optimization of Thermal Power Plant Equipments, 24-25 November 2006, Hyderabad.

63. Mukesh Pandey et. al.“Power Productivity Enhancement & Statistical Analysis Using Hybrid System of Solar Wind & Biomass” in the Journal of Asian Journal of experimental Science, Volume 21, issue June 2007 64. Mukesh Pandey et. al. “Role of Green House Technology in Agriculture Engineering” in International Journal of Agricultural Research, 2006, ISSN, 01-09 65. Mukesh Pandey et. al. “Dynamic Channel Assignment Protocols for Mobile Network” Journal of Mobile Communication, Vol 1(2)0, 65- 74, 2007 66. Mukesh Pandey et. al. “Stock Rate Prediction Using Back propagate on Algorithm: Results with Different Number of Hidden Layers” Journal of Software Engineering -1- JSE, ISSN 1819-4311, 2007 67. Mukesh Pandey et al “Treatment of Municipal Sewage by the Combination of Anaerobic and Facultative Treatment Process –A Case Study” Published in the Journal of Environment Engineering and Management (Gh. Asachi-Technical University of lasi, Romania), November 2006, Vol 5, No.5, 1085-1094 68. Reena Thomas, Nand K Sah. P.B. Sharma (2008) Therapeutic biology of Jatropha curcas (A mini review) Curr. Pharmaceut. Biotechnol. (In Press) 69. Sanjay Singh, Nand K Sah and Prakash. S. Bisen (2007) A synthetic gagp24 epitope chemically coupled to BSA through a deca-alanine peptide enhances HIV-1 serodiagnostic capability by several folds. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 23, 153-160. 78. Nand K Sah, Anupama Munshi, Marvette Hobbs, Bing Z. Carter, Michael Andreef and Raymond E Meyn (2006) Effect of downregulation of survivin expression on the radiosensitivity of human epidermoid carcinoma cells. International J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 66, 852-859. 70. Nand K Sah, Z Khan, GJ Khan and PS Bisen (2006) Structural, Functional and Therapeutic biology of survivin. (Minireview) Cancer Lett. 244, 164171 71. Silakari Sanjay, Ramani A K, Jayasekhar K.: Analysis of Secure Dynamic Source Routing Protocol for Mobile Adhoc Networks, Proceedings of International Conference on Embedded Systems, Mobile Communication and Computing, ICEMC2 2006, August 4-6 2006, PESIT. 72. Silakari Sanjay, Shukla Piyush Kumar, Kamles Gupta: Comparatives Analysis of Image Compression,22 July, 2008 in Sofia, Bulgaria, Turkey (Accepted) 73. Gupta Atul and Pankaj Jalote, A multipurpose code coverage tool for Java, 14th international Conference on system sciences ( HICSS07), mini track- Automated Software testing and Analysis: Techniques, Practices and Tools, pp 261-270, 2007 IEEE Computer Society 74. Rajeshwari C S,“Role of Virtual reality in teaching-learning process” International conference on science and technology”, ICSTIE 2006, Malaysia. 75. Anil Kumar and G. N. Tiwari. Effect of shape and size on convective mass transfer coefficient during greenhouse drying (GHD) of jaggery. Journal of Food Engineering. Vol. 73, Issue 2 March 2006, 121-134. 76. Anil Kumar and G.N. Tiwari. Thermal modeling and parametric study of a forced convection greenhouse drying system for jaggery: an experimental validation. International Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol. 1 (3): (2006), 265-279. 77. Anil Kumar and G. N. Tiwari. Thermal modeling of a natural convection greenhouse drying system for jaggery: An experimental validation. Solar Energy 80 (2006), 1135-1144. 78. Anil Kumar, G. N. Tiwari, Subodh Kumar and Mukesh Pandey. Role of greenhouse technology in agricultural engineering. International Journal of Agricultural Research 1(4) (2006), 364-372. 79. Anil Kumar and G.N. Tiwari. Effect of mass on convective heat transfer coefficient during onion flakes drying. Journal of Food Engineering. Vol. 79 (2007), 1337-1350 80. Bikash Sarkar, B.C. Mohapatra, N. Sarangi and Anil Kumar. Thermal Modeling of a Greenhouse Prawn, Macrobrachium lamarrei (H.Milne Edwards) Drying under Natural Convection: An Experimental Validation, Solaris 2007, 7-9 February 2007. pp 73-82.

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Gold Medal Winners of 2007 Exam Chancellors Gold Medal 2007

Endowment Gold Medals 2007

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Vishnu Pratap Patel, (ME) LNCT, Bhopal Anshu Jain, (B. Pharma) IPS Academy, Indore

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Hussain Lokhandwala, (CM) Ujjain Engg. College, Ujjain Tilak Kanti Bhowmick, (Civil) Jabalpur Engg. College, Jabalpur Ashmina Jain, (CS) SATI, Vidisha Omsvroop Ojha, (Electrical) Vindhya Inst. of Tech. of Science, Satna Garima Pandey, (EI / IC) Mahakal Inst. of Tech. Ujjain Nimisha Nigam, (EC) LNCT, Bhopal Priya Malik, (IP) Jabalpur Engg. College, Jabalpur Vishnu Pratap Patel, (ME) LNCT, Bhopal Jitendra Singh Shekhawat, (AU) RJIT, Tekanpur, Gwalior Prejula P.P., (IT) LNCT, Bhopal Saurabh Kumar Nayak, (ELX) TIT, Bhopal Amrendra Kumar, (TX) SVITS, Indore

University Gold Medals 2007 • • • • • • • •

Abhishek Shrivastava, (Biotech) SRSIT, Datia Vandana Tehlani, (Biomedical) SSSIST, Sehore Rohit Kumar Gautam, (FT) IES, IPS Academy, Indore Divya Lodha, (ENvironment) UIT-RGPV Bhopal Prajakta Bakshi, (B.Arch.) School of Architecture, IPS Academy, Indore Anshu Jain, (B. Pharma) IPS Academy, Indore Mukta Bedekar, (MCA) LNCT, Bhopal Hoshiyar Singh Bist, (AU) CSMT, BSF, Tekanpur

Nimisha Nigam, (EC) LNCt, Bhopal Hussain Lokhandwala, (CM) Ujjain Engg. College, Ujjain Anshu Jain, (B. Pharma) IPS Academy, Indore Vishnu Pratap Patel, (ME) LNCT, Bhopal Ashmina Jain, (CS) SATI, Vidisha Hoshiyar Singh Bist, (AU) CSMT, BSF, Tekanpur

University Silver Medals 2007 - Bachelor of Engg. 2007 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Omprakash Soni, (CM) Ujjain Engg. College, Ujjain Shikha Dubey, (Civil) SATI Vidisha Shreelekha Pandey, (CS) Gyan Ganga Inst. of Tech. Jabalpur Ashish sharma, (Electrical) VITS, Satna Darshan Singh Kalsi, (EI / IC) Indore Instt. Science & Tech. Indore Shilpa Rathore, (EC) Rishi Raj Inst. of Tech., Indore Kapil Sarse, (IP) Jabalpur Engg. College, Jabalpur Manish K. Agrawal, (ME) LNCT, Bhopal Naveen Sharma, (AU) RJIT, Tekanpur, Gwalior Ruchi Gupta, (IT) LNCT, Bhopal Piyush Mishra, (Elx) LNCT, Bhopal Vishu Khandelwal, (TX) SVITS, Indore Neha Jain, (Biomedical) SSSIST, Sehore Harshita Jain, (Environment) UIT-RGPV, Bhopal Sneha Tejwani, (B. Arch.) School of Arch., IPS Academy, Indore Chandra Shekhar Tiwari, BITS – Pharmacy, Bangrasia, Bhopal Roohi Ali, (MCA) Govt. Geetanjali Girls College, Bhopal Jai Prakash, (AU) CSMT, BSF, Tekanpur Gwalior

Officials of RGPV Prof. P.B. Sharma Vice Chancellor email – vc@rgtu.net Ph.: 0755-2742001, Fax – 0755-2742002

Dr. V.K. Sethi Director U.I.T. Email – vksethi@rgtu.net Ph.: 0755-2678819

Prof. A.K.S. Bhadauria Registrar Email – registrar@rgtu.net Ph.: 0755-2734918, Fax – 2742006

Dr. Sudhir Sharma Dean Student Welfare Email- dsw@rgtu.net Ph.: 0755-2678860

Dr. A.K. Singh Controller of Examination Email - ce@rgtu.net Ph.: 0755-2678855

Dr. S.P. Gupta Controller of Finance Email – cf@rgtu.net Ph.: 0755-2678888


Campus Placement – UIT- RGPV Name of Company

2007

2008

2009

HCL Technologies Ltd

52

14

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TCS

45

59

48

Infosys

17

60

32

AZTECHSOFT

11

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Tech Mahindra

11

57

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Satyam Computer Services

09

07

13

KPIL Cummins

06

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Syntel

04

03

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Hexaware

03

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Persistent

02

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09

US-Technologies

02

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Cash Tech Solutions

02

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Areva

02

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Lambent

01

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Zensar Technologies Ltd

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03

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Tata Elexi

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01

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Accenture

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05

Birla Soft

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02

Geometric

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01

L&T Info Tech

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21

Eaton

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03

Patents Filed l In vitro Chewing Machine for Release Testing of Medicated Chewing Gum applied for Indian Patent, Application No. 752/MUM/2008 l Localized delivery of Cisplatin in Solid Tumours of Epidermal Origin (Squamous Cell Carcinoma) from Protransferosome Gel Formulation: A Novel Drug Delivery System (applied for Indian Patent, Application No. 750/MUM/2008)

Best Research Paper and Career Awards to RGPV Faculty Dr. N.S.H.N. Moorthy, Reader, School of Pharmacy, has been awarded Young Teachers Career award by the AICTE. Dr. Archna Tiwari, Reader School of Biotechnology has been awarded Young Teachers Career award by the UGC. Dr. Jyotsna Chouhan, Lecturer Physics Department has been awarded Young Teachers Career award by the AICTE. Dr. Sushma Gupta, Lecturer Electronics Department has been awarded Young Teachers Career award by the AICTE. Dr. Deepti Jain, Reader, School of Pharmacy, received best paper award for her research paper at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress. Dr. Suman Ramteke, Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, received M.L. Khorana Memorial Award for her research from Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.



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