A Look Into VIT’s Industry Academia Conclave: IOT 2018

by October 25, 2018 0 comments

An Industry Academia Conclave, Internet of Things 2018, was conducted at the Vellore Institute of Technology on October 24. Perfectly organised by the School of Electronics Engineering—SENSE, the inaugural event was held at the Kamaraj Auditorium and was inaugurated by R K Shenoy, senior vice president at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited. The Conclave saw more than 300 academicians, industry representatives, experts, young research scholars and students mark their presence where eminent speakers exchanged ideas about cloud computing, data analytics, security and block chain.

Other dignitaries attending the event included Elizabeth Rufus, dean of SENSE, Anand A Samuel, the vice chancellor of VIT and Anil Prakash, the general manager, training and development, Global Mobility, a University relation of Robert Bosch.

The founder and chancellor of VIT Dr G Viswanathan, informed that the Industry Academia Conclave was being held for the second year in a row. He said, “VIT has very good ties with the industrial sector in the areas of research and industrial production. Towards this endeavour, VIT has tied-up with over 1,000 industries and has also taken up research that is required for these industries. Further, the institute also provides opportunities to people in these industries to take up research projects at the University.

He further added that such industrial and academic tie-ups would pave the way for devising means to increase industrial production and also to establish new methods to devise low cost means while at the same time implement high-end technological processes in industrial production. Along with an increased output in the agricultural sector and growth of industries, India would become a developed nation. Viswanathan is of the view that the industries should approach educational institutions and work along with them so that they could solve the problems of their end customers.

Shenoy expressed that it was very important for industries to work closely with educational institutions for increasing production and also for creating new innovations. “The impact of these findings will significantly improve the quality of life of people. There are many industries that are struggling to devise new means of production, and such Conclaves would help in addressing these problems.”

Writer and Courtesy: The Pioneer

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