Workshops / Seminars    Conferences Organized

Sr. No Title of the workshops / seminars conducted Date Resource Person(s): Name, designation, affiliation Abstract / short note on the workshop/seminar Approximate number of attendees
OffTeCON2023 organised by SAEINDIA and SAE International,USA 19-20 Oct 2023 Conference organizer-Dr Anand Pandey, HoD & Prof, SIT,Pune ,Chief Guest Murli Iyer(Global Advisor SAE International,USA),Keynote Speaker:Mr. Srinivasa Rao(Head of Engineering CoEs ),Pankaj Parate(Head R&D and NPIP),Dr Satyam Sahay(Head of Advanced Engineering),Neha Mishra(Technical Director - Corporate Shared Services ),Sundararajan R(Senior Vice-President [Engine Development].),Session Chair: Manish JaiswalDirector of NATRAX),Sujit Sopan Barhate(Senior Chief Engineer – EV R&D),Prof. Dr. G. Nagarajan (SAEINDIA Senior Vice President). OffTeCon is the off-highway technology conference, being organized by SAEINDIA Off-highway Forum, on a biennial basis.OffTeCon will convene and connect high-tech and engineering professionals, from every facet of off-highway industry, by celebrating technology breakthroughs and wins, engaging in key and critical conversations, sharing practical solutions and premier technical information, gaining invaluable insight into modern and future Off-highway, technologies and opportunities. It had 05 technical tracks - PRODUCT DESIGN DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABILITY, SMART FACTORIES, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ,CUSTOMER SUPPORT Title sponsored by John Deere, Golden sponsored by Cummins, Silver sponsored by- SANY India, Caterpillar. 240 industry engineers/ HR/CEO
International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Towards Sustainable Intelligence 4-5 September 2023

Keynote Sessions:

  • Dr. Amit Sheth, AIISC, USA.
  • Dr. Prof. Eleni Mangina, University College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Dr. David Leslie, Alan Turing Institute and Professor of Ethics, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
  • Dr. Cancan Wang, University of Copenhagen.


  • Dr. Ketan Kotecha
  • Dr. Edlira Kalemi
  • Dr. Fernando Ortiz-Rodriguez
  • Dr. Sanju Tiwari
  • Dr. Sashikala Mishra

Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Symbiosis Institute of Technology Pune organized an International Conference on “AI for Sustainability (AI4S)” in association with Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT) Mexico, ShodhGuru, Innovation and Research Labs, AI & I Labs UAT-Mexico, ORKG (Open Resource Knowledge Graph) and CCIS Springer.

AI4S (AI for Sustainability) is an International Conference that initiated its first edition in alignment with the G20 theme of India. Due to advent of Artificial Intelligence into crucial technological advancements in Big Data, Hardware, Semantic Web, Machine Learning, Smart cities technologies, weather forecast to improve the planet earth doesn’t seem as hard as it used to be. AI holds great promise for building inclusive knowledge societies and helping countries reach their targets under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Society, Economy, and Environment groups. This conference served as an excellent forum for discussing and exploring ideas concerning sustainable development through the utilization of AI's capabilities.

The objective of the conference –

  • To provide a global platform to researchers, faculty, and students to interact with each other and to have collaborations to address the problem of Optimized Energy Utilization, Renewable and Green Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability.
  • To conduct activity to support indigenous technology promotion, development, utilization, and transfer of knowledge of AI in the area of Sustainability.
  • To support and promote the theme of G20 India – “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”.
International Conference on Recent and future trends in smart electronics system and manufacturing (SESMIC2022) 1st – 3rd December 2022 Dr. Harmandeep Singh, Major General, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (MGEME) of Southern Command of Indian Army, Ministry of Defense, Govt of India. Prof. Dr. PSV Natraj, Professor, IIT Bombay.
Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune (SIT Pune), a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) hosted the 1st International conference on recent and future trends in smart electronics system and manufacturing (SESMIC 2022) for faculty, industry experts and research scholars from India and abroad on 1st, 2ndand 3rd December 2022. Dr. Ketan Kotecha, Director of SIT, Pune and Dean, faculty of engineering, SIU was the Conference General Chair, Dr. Nitin Khedkar, Dy Director (Administration), Dr. Arundhati Warke, Dy Director (Academic) were the conference co-general chair. Dr. Pritesh Shah, Head E&TC and Dr. Ujwala Kshirsagar were the Conference chair. The conveyers of the program were Dr. Prasad Kantipudi and Dr. Durgesh Nandan. This conference was sponsored by Department of Scientific and Industrial research DSIR, New Delhi. Also, it was in collaboration of Universiti of Kebangsaan Malaysia. The main objectives of this conference were to create an access to knowledge and research collaboration under one umbrella. It was objected to promote innovations by students and entrepreneurs by conducting Hackathons, and Panel discussion and to support and promote the policy of “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
Joint Aston-SIT AL/ML Hackathon 16th – 18th May 2022 Dr. Amit Chattopadhyay - Aston Univsersity
This Hackathon was part of the Industry-inspired Transnational Education in Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning project. This project was supported by a Going Global Partnerships, Exploratory Grant from the British Council.
Dr. Amit Chattopadhyay from Aston was present for this event at SIT. Dr. Swati Ahirrao moved to Aston in this duration for Hackathon event.
Bentley Context Capture workshop 4/8/2022 Mr. Anurag Karve,Bentley ; Mr. Arun Kumar,Bentley ; Mr. A.J. Arun Jayaprakash,CEO -Aviocian Technologies Pvt.Ltd., On the occasion of tech-fest, the Department of Civil Engineering (CESS) and Capomaestro team had organized a workshop (Bentley) for civil engineering students.The workshop aimed at training the attnedes on use of context capture for adcvanced surveying followed by a competiton on context caprure jointly organized with Bentley education. 33
Credibility Analysis of Information using Artificla Intelligence Techniques-Indo US SPARC Online Workshop 24-25 and 31 St March 2022 1. Dr. Raghu Santanam- Arizona Strate University 2. Dr. Victor Benjamin- Arizona Strate University 3. Dr. Ketan Kotecha-SIT 4. Dr. Rahee walambe-SIT SIT and SCAAI, Symbiosis International University (SIU) organized an international workshop on 'Applications of Explainable Artificial Intelligence'. This workshop was sponsored by Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC). The Primary focus of the woksop was to discuss the state of the art research in the area of malicious behavioues generated on social media. 65
Magic of Patent Information 26-02-2021 Dr. Amit Tiwari, Professor & Head - Intellectual Property at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) A session on "Magic of Patent Information" was organized for sensitizing faculty members on various aspects related to patenting such as patintformatic, patent analytics etc. along with different patent search related tools and its importance. 16
How to access SIU E-Library Resources 01-12-2020 02 PM. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Dr. Sangeeta Paliwal A session on "How to access SIU E-Library Resources" was organized for SIT staff and research students on 01-12-2020 from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM. 42
Let's Learn Phython 30-10-2020 to 1-11-2020 Ms. Alifa Shaikh and Ms. Mariya Khan A 3-day python workshop organized for civil engineering students to learn and explore python software & its application in the civil industry. During the workshop guest speakers, namely Afifa Shaikh and Mariya Khan gave a new perspective to the objective of learning python. It helped them in problem-solving tasks in the coding world. Students were able to add this new skill and apply it practically during the workshop 76
Technologies For Wastewater Reuse and Recycling-Advancements and a Way Forward 25-09-2020 and 26-09-2020 Dr. Arvind Kumar, DST (GOI)
Dr. Nadeem Khalil,
Dr. Kanchan Khare,
Dr. Dayanand Panse
Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Dr. Arunabha Majumder,Dr. Girish Dr. A.K. Gupta and Dr. Dipika Jaspal
The session addressed the topics siuch as increasing population, industrialization, urbanization that is leading the world to water scarcity & increased wastewater volume. The untreated wastewater & industrial effluent has a potential to pollute the surface water, soil ecosystem, marine life, the precious ground water resources. Discussions took place to understand different projects & technologies available for wastewater treatment, it’s validation, development, cost effectiveness, sustainability, recycling. Better planning & management of wastewater, importance & necessity ofwastewater recycling for socio-economic growth of the country. 163
Workshop on "lntellectual Property Awareness" 13-03-2020, 2.0 PM, Symbiosis Institute of Technology , Pune Dr. Amit Tiwari, Professor & Head - Intellectual Property at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) To the best interest and continuous journey of creation and innovation at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) a Workshop on “Intellectual Property Awareness” for the faculty of Symbiosis Institute of Technology (Computer Science and Information Technology Department) was conducted on Friday, 13.03.2020 by resource person Dr. Amit Tiwari (Head- Intellectual Property, Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation) at Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SCEI), Pune from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. 17
Session on IPR 29-02-2020, 2.0 PM, Symbiosis Institute of Technology , Pune Dr. Amit Tiwari, Professor & Head - Intellectual Property at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) A session on IPR awareness was organized for faculty of the Mechanical Engineering department of SIT on 29/02/2020. Dr. Amit Tiwari, Head-Intellectual property from Symbiosis Center for Research and Innovation was invited as an expert. 13
Seminar on Patents and Intellectual Property Rights 24-01-2020, 2.30 PM, Symbiosis Institute of Technology , Pune Dr. Amit Tiwari, Professor & Head - Intellectual Property at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) A session on IPR awareness was organized for faculty of the Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering department of SIT on 24/01/2020. Dr. Amit Tiwari, Head-Intellectual property from Symbiosis Center for Research and Innovation was invited as an expert. 13
Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Technology 27-01-2020, 9.30 AM Symbiosis Institute of Technology , Pune Mr. Sudin Baraokar, Head Innovations, State Bank Of India and Founder Bigchain and his technical team Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Technology Blockchain Applications are changing the ways business transact as they are more trust building, customer centric and secured with their distributed ledgers and Smart Contracts. Hence we aim to give you an exposure to this field and appreciate its acceptance in the global market. This workshop will be based on discussions,demonstrations of this emerging area and its applications in Finance, Healthcare, Provenance etc and will be conducted by industry professionals, domain experts and academicians and researchers of international repute. 28
Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Assessment Tools 25-01-2020, 9.30 AM, E&TC department, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune Profesor Shripad Deshpande and Profssor Parag Narkhede, Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune In the FDP two of such tools namely Kahoot and SAFE were discussed with the faculty members of SIT. These tools are online and students find them very interesting since both these work online on their mobile phones. 14
Workshop on Bibliometric 1/24/2020 Dr. Preeti Mulay, Associatre Profesor, SIT On 24th Jan 2020, “Workshop on Bibliometric” was conducted for the Civil Engineering faculty and research scholars. The invited speaker was Dr Preeti Mulay, Associate Professor, CS-IT Department, Symbiosis Institute of Technology 17
IPR Awarness Seminar 22/01/2020 Dr. Amit Tiwari, Professor & Head - Intellectual Property at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) On 22nd Jan 2020, “Awareness Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights” was conducted for the Civil Engineering faculty and research scholars. The invited speaker was Dr Amit Kumar Tiwari, Head-IP Cell, Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation, Symbiosis International University. 11
IPR Awarness Seminar 21/01/2020 Dr. Amit Tiwari, Professor & Head - Intellectual Property at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) A session on IPR awareness was organized for staff of the Applied Science department of SIT on 21/01/2019. Dr. Amit Tiwari, Head-Intellectual property from Symbiosis Center for Research and Innovation was invited as an expert. The session started with a short movie clip on historical developments in the field of IPR importance of IPR for India. The speaker, gave a brief review of IP office. He also talked about some inventions and myths about inventions. The difference between Invention, Innovation and Discovery was discussed. A brief background of IP and its significance was discussed along with the common mistakes made before filling a patent. Different types of patents such as Design, Process, Geographical Indicator (G.I.), Copyright, Novelty, Prior Art were discussed. This was followed by the general procedure for patent application in India and types of patent applications. The speaker also discussed non patentable inventions. The session ended with an overview.6- of PCT and IP statistics in India. 15
AI Hackathon 2019 27-09-2019, 10.00, Symbiosis Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence (SCAAI) and Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) Dr. Ketan Kotecha, Director, SSymbiosis Institute of Technology , Pune AI Hackathon 2019 was jointly organised by Tata Motors Global Delivery Centre, Symbiosis Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence (SCAAI) and Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT), Pune between August 2019-September 2019. AI Hackathon was organized to nurture young minds for making them aware of scope of AI in industrial applications. This was first of its kind event organized by industry and academia where innovation in AI and NLP (Voice sentiment analysis) was explored by the participants. In the initial round, we had invited students and start-ups to participate in this innovative platform and challenge their minds in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies to solve two very relevant state-of-art problem in industry 18
START-UP WEEK-Pitch Day 05-08-2019, 9.15 Am Symbiosis Institute of Technology Mr. Keerthi Kadam, CEO, Mynn Tech PVt. Ltd. Pune Students organized ‘Civil Engineering Startup Showcase'19 for entire day as a part of "Start-up week" under Entrepreneurship course. Students were assessed based on their performance during showcase as well as their final Pitch session. This was a small step towards making students aware of the Startup world and encourage them to start their baby steps to achieve greatest heights in future! We have tried to make the course as innovative and engaging as possible. 71
Entrepreneurship Carnival 18-04-2019, 10 AM. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Mr. Keerthi Kadam, CEO, Mynn Tech PVt. Ltd. Pune As a part of experiential learning, a business project (“Entrepreneurship Carnival”) was assigned to the S.Y B.Tech 2017-21 Batch Civil Engineering Students from Entrepreneurship course. The carnival was executed on 18/4/2019 at SIT campus. The class was divided in to 10 groups. The outcome of the project was to have hands on experience and lifelong learning on planning, finance management, time management, working in team and marketing and customer service. 16
Deep Learning Workshop 03-01-2019, 10 A.M, Symbiosis Institute of Technology Prof. Raghu Santanam, Arizona State University · Dr. Ketan Kotecha, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, SIU · Nitin Mallya, GE Innovation Labs · Saurabh Deshpande, SAS · Vishal Gokhale, Agile FAQs · Dr. Aniruddha Pant, AlgoAnalytics · Akshay Bahadur, Symantec · Dr. Madhura Ingalhalikar, Symbiosis Center for Medical Image Analysis, SIU · Dr. Rahee Walambe, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, SIU Artificial Intelligence and specifically Deep Learning is disruptive technology which will affect our lives in the foreseeable future. The objective of this workshop is primarily to introduce this all-encompassing field of technology and provide an opportunity to understand the basics of deep learning techniques. Our aim is to provide an extensive exposure to hands-on coding to enable the participants to use the deep learning methods to find solutions to the problem in their specific areas of interest. 46
Software trainig on Revit Architecture & Auto CAD 2D 02-07-2018, 10 AM. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Mr. Akheel from CADD Centre, Baner, Pune This Traning session was organized in order to prepare the students with advanced technical skills in order to make them compatible for industrial needs and to gain recognition globaly. 20
Software training on CivilCAD 3D 02-07-2018, 10 AM. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Team from CADD Center, Baner, Pune. AutoCAD Civil 3D software is a design and documentation solution for civil engineering that supports building information modeling (BIM) workflows. By learning to use AutoCAD Civil 3D, one can improve project performance, maintain consistent data, follow standard processes, and respond faster to change. 14
Software Training on BIM 02-07-2018 , 10 AM. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Team from Bentleys System Pvt. Ltd. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a new design technique, using a combination of new software and new design processes, in which we design buildings using data-rich three dimensional models. It is a much more efficient way of collaborating on the development of building designs, leading to greater efficiencies and better designs than can be achieved using older methods. 14
Six Sigma Green Belt TUV Certification 28-02-2018, 10.00 A.M. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Er.Dhananjay Apte, Six Sigma Consultant Six Sigma is a set of tools and techniques used by companies to improve production processes, eliminate defects, and guarantee quality. The Six Sigma certification helps in validating professionals who are skilled in identifying risks, errors, or defects in a business process and removing them. 28
IPR sensitization workshop 28-02-2018, 10 AM. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Mr Priyank Gupta and Mr Deepak Pawar, StratJuris Partners Symbiosis Law School, Pune through Intellectual Property-Cell Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is organizing a Workshop on Intellectual Property Sensitization on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Symbiosis Institute Of Technology, Gram: Lavale, Pune. 100
Construction Project Management-PRIMAVERA Workshop 07-04-2017, 10 AM. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Team from Skyfi Education Labs Pvt. Ltd. Pune Introuuction to Construction Project Management, Organizational Structure Network Analysis Introduction to Primavera P6 software and Practical sessions 39
Software training on Autoscan and Autosteel 23-05-2016 10 AM. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Team from Newton Software Pvt. Ltd. Pune Software skill development on quantity surveying and estimation of civil engineering structures from the autocad drawings by practice sessions. 17