Principal’s Desk 2019
The year of new A-B-C-D Artificial Intelligence – Block Chain Technology, Cloud Computing and Data Science, was a year of recognition for our institute. University Grants Commission has included VESIT in the list of colleges under Section 2(f) & 12(B) of UGC Act 1956, which now up scales us to receive Central Assistance. We are proud to announce that VESIT was ranked FIRST in Maharashtra State for Second consecutive year and 29th among the top 100 Engineering Colleges in India by “Education World –India’s first education-focused Magazine” and also been recognized as one of the best top 10 Private Institutes in India 2018, by “Knowledge Review Magazine”.
VESIT is proud of our faculty Mrs. Asma Parveen who won Silver medal in State level Inter University Avishkar Research Convention in the teacher category for her project “Design and construction of High Resolution Spectroscopy System based on new technique of Estimation”. Mrs. Kadambari Sharma secured bronze medal in engineering and technology stream in Inter zonal level of Avishkar Research Convention conducted by Mumbai University in the teacher category for her project “A Research Grade Computer Controlled Light Source” and Mrs. Lekshmi Ajesh secured Gold Medal in Post PG category and represented Mumbai University at State level for her project “A Novel System for Emulation of Partial Discharges to aid HV equipment Breakdown Diagnostics”.
VESIT has also done remarkably well in Smart India Hackathon 2019. Five groups from VESIT were declared winners in Smart India Hackathon for their projects , Digital India – Smart Subsidy System for Robert Bosch GmbH (Engineering Company), Artificial Intelligence for Farmers for Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mobile application to get Regional Connectivity Scheme flight seat availability with details in real time for Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mgmt of material during Disaster to the beneficiary for Goonj NGO and Farm Input Calculation using Artificial Intelligence for Kisan Forum Pvt. Ltd.
As new initiative in Academics & Research, VESIT has become one of the Zonal lead Partners with leadingIndia.ai, a Nationwide Initiative by Bennet University to promote Artificial Intelligence among students. 30 Artificial Intelligence & Deep learning projects are identified and students are being encouraged to work for foolproof solutions.
TEDx VESIT was organized on 18th July 2018. Mr. Vibhas Sen International Wheelchair fencer, Mrs. Ridhi Parekh, professional Photographer, Mr. Debi Goenka, Environmental activist, Mrs. Parul Tank, Professional Psychotherapist and Mrs. Sindhutai Sakpal, Social activist were the speakers for the event.
We are very proud to announce that VESIT was recognized as “Outstanding College 2018-19 by Mastek Company in the season 4 of their Deep Blue Competition. In the election year, our students have built a remote voting application using Block Chain Technology. Their app based product won first prize in the intercollegiate Hackathon conducted by TSEC. In the Hack M fintech event sponsored by Deloitte, our student’s project on “Multilingual Farmer Android App” an Expert Dashboard website and KrushiDost – Farmer’s Friend a digital solution to support farmers by providing on-demand labour and technology devices won prizes. In the competition held by Honeywell, our students won the first prize for their project on solving the problems for stakeholders using Artificial Intelligence on edge devices.
Our students fared very well in university exams this year. The pass percentage of last academic year 2017-18 of B.E Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunication and Information Technology department has been 98.17, 98.58 and 98.72 respectively while B.E Computer, Instrumentation and MCA secured 100% result.
Our alumni meet was held on 15th December 2018. The distinguished Alumni awards were received by Mr. Amit Rambhia, Chairman, Managing Director and Executive Director at Panache Digilife Limited and Mr. Vivek Arora, Global Head-Strategic Deals Sutherland Global Services.
This year placement record was very impressive with 73.23% of eligible students getting placed in various companies. Dream companies offered a record 110 placements. JP Morgan has selected 23 students this time with 11 lakh/annum. Nomura has selected seven students this year. Accenture continued as our day one recruiter selecting 294 students. 34 students were selected by Cap Gemini. TCS selected 66 students. BNP Paribas and L&T ITL selected 22 students. The newly instituted Special Recruitment Cell catering to the students who are not able to participate in regular placement drive, placed 12 students of 2018-19 batch in various industries.
As the institute is gearing towards working in autonomy mode, we are planning to give more emphasis to Research, Innovation, Application and Entrepreneurship. We are glad that our institute was selected as Institute Innovation Council by AICTE to nurture activities on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Our parent society is planning to set up full-fledged Incubation Centre in the near future. We expect that all our students, who have wonderful innovative ideas and has potential for startups will come forward. VESIT is ready to handhold each one of you to successfully launch your dream idea. We invite all students to make use of this opportunity and become job creators.
This is a glimpse of activities conducted in this academic year. Let us all work collectively towards achieving more of what has already been achieved.