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.