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Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore - 560056 Dr. M. Meenakshi Overview Strengths Opportunities Ongoing R/D Existing /New PG Courses Conclusion Strengths Large number of Highly skilled and good cost/performance workforce Availability of topmost expertise in many research areas. Signal Processing, Controls, High Voltage, Communication etc. Capable in formulating research proposals for fund raising Proven experience and credentials Infrastructure facilities built to desired levels. High-quality library facility. Strengths Funds fairly adequate from various funding agencies like DST, AICTE, CSIR, VTU, UGC etc Publication of a large number of scientific journals. Commendable achievements, laurels, recognition. Eight departments are recognized as R&D centers by VTU. There are more than 50 PhD registrants. Establishment of research centers with multidisciplinary function This facilitates : the use of common research infrastructure sharing of services cooperation between researchers from various fields Vast scope for encouraging young scientists to pursue research in advanced fields. Opportunities . Providing opportunities for achieving excellence. Promotion of team spirit with scientific temper. Accelerating inter- or multidisciplinary research. Opportunities According incentives/rewards for quality work. Counseling on quality of publications. Deputation to advanced centers for acquiring latest knowledge and encouraging exchange with other centers. Sound network of Higher Education Institutions R/D Facility The existence of VI Lab, High Voltage Lab, Insulation Testing Lab, Automobile Lab, Machine testing Laboratory, Advanced Comm - Condition monitoring for machines dealt with research and development activities. Ongoing R/D Development of suitability of vegetable seed oil as liquid dielectric Surge phenomenon in transformers Autopilot development for Unmanned Air vehicles Condition monitoring for Machines Low cost Housing techniques Received: 4 patents – 1 from electrical stream and 3 from Mechanical stream PG Courses Existing PG Courses - 2 New PG Courses sanctioned ( 2010-11) – 2 Expected PG course during 2011-12 – 5 RESEARCH AREAS Automatic Diagnostic Research colloborated with BOSCH & SAE Building Embedded Lab colloborated with BOSCH Low Cost Hybrid Housing with composite Materials with TIFAC(DST) Design & Development of Autopilot for UAVS with Aerospace Board Setting of Learning Factory Research With PTW Technical University Hardware Testing Platform for OPTICAL Networks & Wireless environment with ZTE Technologies Advanced Solar Technology Lab with TATA BP Solar. Centre of Excellence: Composite Materials(Mech Dept) Conclusions The Strengths and Opportunities has brought out some salient points on the Dr. AIT research activities and PG Courses. Research activities are in good progress and we are looking forward for the further improvements.
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