Visit of Ms Kshipra Potdar, Managing Director, SGS Global – Japan.
Breaking the barriers with "Japan Study Tour" 2024
The team visited SIT on 11th January, 2024 . When it comes to Japan, students are often resistant going for higher studies. Internationalization Cell, SIT- Symbiosis Institute of Technology are thankful to Ms Kshipra Potdar, Managing Director, Softbridge Global Studies - Japan, and Ms Bhakti Padhye, Symbiosis Centre for International Education for clearing some myths and conceptions about studying in Japan. Hoping that students would take this opportunity to explore this wonderful nation- full of opportunities.
Visit of Dr. Umesh R. Hodeghatta ,AI- Data Science Advisor & Professor at Northeastern University, USA
The Department of CSE is organizing an International Expert Session for faculty on "AI in Security" on 1st February January, 2024 to delve into the latest developments and challenges in the field of AI-driven security. All CSE & AIML Faculty, faculty members from all other department attended the sessions. The esteemed speaker has discussed various use cases related to his domain. He has highlighted the problem areas where AI technologies can be applied.
Umesh R. an AI expert from Northeastern University USA visited Symbiosis Institute of Technology Pune on 1st February January, 2024. Dr. Hodeghatta is a renowned researcher with many projects under his belt, including work with NASA. During his discussion with students of AI&ML and CSE, he focused on the fundamentals of machine learning and relevance of algorithmic bias while modelling ML framework.
Visit of Delegates from University of Canterbury, New Zealand
A delegation from University of Canterbury, New Zealand visited Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune on 16th February, 2023 to discuss on avenues for academic collaboration (joint programs) at UG, PG and PhD level as well as research associations. The team comprised of Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Professor Ian Wright, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Engagement, Brett Berquist and Monique van Veen, Associate Director, International. University of Canterbury is ranked 11th in the world for its programs and courses related to sustainability. Apart from this they have courses in Drone Technology, artificial intelligence, Nano technology, forestry, aerospace, product design and renewable energy. Dr Arundhati Warke, Deputy Director-Academics gave a brief presentation of SIT and highlighted on internationalization activities being carried out. Both teams had a fruitful discussion on collaborative opportunities. All heads of departments along with Department Internationalization co-ordinators participated in the joint talks.
Visit of Delegate from La Trobe University, Australia
Prof. Hossam Aboel Naba, Head of Engineering, La Trobe University along with Mr. Amit Malhotra, Regional Director, South Asia and Africa, La Trobe University, Australia visited Symbiosis Institute of Technology Pune on 15th March 2023. A meeting was held with Prof Ketan Kotecha, the Dean of Engineering, and Prof Sayali Sandbhor, the Head of Civil Engineering Department, to explore the possibility of offering dual degree programs for Civil Engineering students with La Trobe University in Australia.It was exciting to discuss the potential benefits of such programs for the students. Dual degree programs can provide students with a more extensive understanding of their field and expose them to different academic environments and cultures.
Visit of Delegates from SEED Global Education
Students at SIT- Symbiosis Institute of Technology had great insights interacting one on one with representatives of six different US universities-Columbia Engineering, on 15th September 2023,NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Boston University, The George Washington University, Loyola Marymount University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.Thanks to efforts of Sanjay Dhingra, COO SEED Global Education , Dr Ketan Kotecha for making it possible. We wish to take the efforts to higher heights. Greatly obliged to Dr. Nilima Zade, Harsh Dhiman, Mohammad Faseehuddin, Dr. Shwetambari Chiwhane, Dr. Shivali Wagle, Aniket Nargundkar and Dr. Vaishnavi Dabir for their team work!
Visit of Delegates from NCHU University, Taiwan
The team from National Chung Hsing University visited Symbiosis Institute of Technology on 24th November 2023 to discuss academic and research collaborations. It was enriching to know the courses curated under the umbrella of Semiconductor and advanced packaging curriculum, which touches all branches of engineering. Guests were taken for a visit to relevant labs at SIT.
Visit of Delegates from Hochschulen in Berlin, Germany
Dr.Markus Schaal, Professor for Business Informatics, Software Engineering, and Database Systems, and Director of d-cube Berlin, conducted three-day sessions for students of AIML and CSE at SIT, Pune on 26th September, 2023. His insights were truly enlightening!
Topic 1: Predictive Analytics and the Future of Online Marketing
Dr. Schaal explored the convergence of technology (AI & Digitization) and societal aspects, including data protection. A visionary look into what's next in the world of marketing and beyond.
Topic 2: Building Java Mini-Projects with Precision
A deep dive into UC modeling, UI design, database & OO design, dynamic design, and implementation. A masterclass in software engineering.
Topic 3: Technology Workshops
Hands-on sessions in creating websites with Linux, Docker, and Flask, and utilizing the ChatGPT-API. Empowering us with practical skills.
Visit by Dr Yogesh Bhalerao, University of East Anglia, UK on 17th January, 2023
Dr Yogesh Bhalerao, University of East Anglia, UK visited SIT on the 17th of January 2023. He is a Professor, Mechanical Engineering, at the School of Engineering, University of East Anglia, UK. His research interests are heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and numerical modelling. Dr. Bhalerao elaborated on the faculty of engineering at the University of East Anglia and extended support for collaborative activity in terms of student exchange, faculty exchange, and research co-supervision with Symbiosis Institute of Technology. He also expressed willingness for long-term research collaboration with Symbiosis International University. The visit concluded with a visit to Labs of the Mechanical and Robotics and Automation Department
Expert Lecture by Dr Saurabh Nair at E&TC Department conducted on 15th October 2022
Dr. Sohum Sohoni visited to Symbiosis Institute of Technology on 15th October 2022. He is Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA. His research domain is Software Engineering. Interactive faculty session was carried out for CS and AIML faculty members. He focused on students’ assessment carried out at MSOE and discussed about outcomes also. Had good interaction among the faculties about modelling of Software Engineering and the research work. Faculties were very happy to listen to him and they mentioned it was valuable information added to the knowledge.
Expert Talk by Dr. Yash Parikh on October 17th at Mechanical Engg Dept
An online expert webinar on Process Control and In-Situ Monitoring Techniques in Additive Manufacturing was organized by Mechanical Engineering Department to expose students and faculty to advances in the field of Additive manufacturing.
Expert Talk by Dr. Yash Gupta on October 17th at Mechanical Engg Dept
Dr Rajiv Gupte is Associate Dean for Planning, Finance, Faculty Affairs, School of Science and Professor, Computer & Information Science, IUPUI University, USA. He discussed about Data Science in healthcare, also focused on the research opportunities, and research areas with faculty members. All CS and AIML faculty members attended the session. Faculties were very happy to listen to him and they mentioned it was valuable information added to the knowledge.
Guest Lecture by Dr. Sandeep Gupta conducted on 18th Oct 2022 at CS & AIML Department)
Dr. Sandeep Gupta is Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona University. During his visit to Symbiosis Institute of Technology, many faculties and students interacted with him. Faculty discussion session was purely on research work, many faculty discussed about their PhD work , research in the field of AI and Quantum computing carried out very nice. Total 30+ faculty attended the session. Student interaction was on “Real Time Applications of Artificial Intelligence”, 30+ students attended it. Students were very happy to listed to him and they mentioned it was valuable information added to the knowledge
Expert Lecture by Dr Saurabh Nair at E&TC Department
Title of the talk: “Neural Radiance Fields: Variants and applications”
Resource Person: Mr. Saurabh Nair, M.Tech from Carnegie Mellon for Robotic Systems, CMU, USA.
Work: Applied scientist at Wayve AI, working on vision language models, and reinforcement learning for autonomous driving. Gave an exper session for students and faculty of E&TC.
Expert session by Dr Bhartah Kumar Mareddi on 8th October, 2022 at E&TC Department
Title of the talk: “Flat Electronics”
Resource Person: Dr. Bharath Kumar Mareddi is working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at KU Leuven and Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Belgium.
Guest session by Ms. Anubhooti Arora, Lehigh University, USA o 17th October,2022
Dr. Anubhooti Arora-senior advisor, recruiting strategy and partnerships, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania was the esteemed speaker for the day. Students from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd as well as 4th year attended the seminar and benefitted from the opportunities available at Lehigh University.
Visit by Dr. Amelie Weigel on 7th October, 2022
Dr. Amelie Weigel ,Director, Alliance Francaise , Pune visited SIT on 7th October, 2022. Collaboration opportunities along with French companies, French language training opportunities, and internship opportunities in French Universities was discussed.
Expert Talk and Interaction with Dr John Di Tusa on 7th October 2022 (Department of Applied Science)
Dr. John DiTusa, Dean Purdue School of Sciences, IUPUI, Indianapolis gave an expert talk on “ Topological Spin Textures” on 7th October in Seminar Hall. The session was followed by interaction with students and faculty.
Distinguished International guests visiting SIT
Dr. Olivier Fudym, the Attache for Academic and Scientific Cooperation in the west of India visited Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) , Pune on June 15, 2022. He was accompanied with Ms. Margo Girard, the National Coordinator of the Campus France network in India, Ms. Siddhi Padture, Campus France Manager for Pune and Goa and Ms. Amruta Datar, Deputy to the Attache. The delegate were welcomed by the Head of International Initiatives of SIT Dr Meena Laad. Deputy Director( Administration) Dr Nitin Khedkar gave a presentation on SIT to the delegates. Dr Olivier briefed about various research and academic collaboration opportunities between Symbiosis and French Universities. He also assured of extending support in connecting with Universities in France. Ms Datar and Ms Siddhi proposed to organise a seminar for dissemination of information on Higher education in France. The delegate also visited the labs and other infra structural facilities at SIT. Dr Ravi Shekhar, member of International Initiatives Team at SIT proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr Bala Vaidyanathan, Professor, School of Material Engineering, Loughborough University, UK was on campus on July 23, 2022. Dr Bala has been associated with SIT through research and other academic collaborations. One of our Ph.D scholars Ms Shalaka is at Loughborough University on Commonwealth fellowship. Dr Bala had a discussion on joint academic programmes with SIT and also collaborative research programmes. SIT already has MoU signed with LU and several collaborations are actively going on.
Dr Bhanu Sood, Chief Engineer NASA, Goddard Space Flight Centre visited SIT on Aug. 26, 2022. He has been closely associated with SIT since last several years. Dr Meena Laad, Head of International Initiatives organised his talk on NASA: Advancement in Space Technology for the students of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering of SIT. The talk was very well received by the students. Students were curious about the astronomical events and various successful missions of NASA in space. Dr Bhanu also interacted with research scholars of SIT and had an insightful discussion on their research interests.
Dr Jeremy Simpson, Associate Dean, International Studies and Dr Elini Mangina, Professor, Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland visited SIT on Aug. 27, 2022. Dr Meena Laad, Head, International Initiatives welcomed the guests and briefed them about SIT. There was a long discussion on various collaborative opportunities between SIT and UCD. The International cell organised the talk by Dr Elini Mangina for the students of Comp. Sc & AI-ML. Dr Elini discussed the applications of tools of AI in day to day life and shared her research work with the faculty of SIT. The MoU between the two is already in progress and the opportunities for organising joint technical events, student and faculty mobility were discussed.