CHARUSAT houses following Centers & Cells
The Research and Development Centre was established in January 2007 to undertake R&D work in the emerging areas of Science and Technology like Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, ICT, Soft Computing and others. It is named after late Dr. K C Patel, former Vice Chancellor of Sardar Patel University and a Nuclear Scientist of repute. He was also the President of Shri Charotar Moti Sattavis Patidar Kelavani Mandal.
The Guiding Principles
To become an internationally acclaimed research centre
To undertake socially relevant research in emerging areas of Science and Technology
- To carry out research in emerging areas of Science and Technology
- To undertake sponsored research and consultancy
- To train and educate human resources for R & D
- To collaborate with international and national research centers' / institutes / universities
- To protect intellectual property generated though patents
- To disseminate new knowledge through publications
Human resources at KRADLE consist of core faculty, supporting staff and Ph.D. students. Dr. T K Chaudhuri is leading the centre as the Head.
Dr. Kinnari Parekh, Dr. Anjana Kothari and Dr. Sachin Joshi are working as scientists. Dr. Jaymin Ray has joined KRADLE as a Research Associate.
The research scholars Mr. Prashant Ghadiya, Mr. Mitesh Patel, Mr. Jaykumar Patel, Ms. Nidhi Parikh Ms. Vamangi Pandya and Mr. Dhaval Vankhede are working under various project grants for their doctoral thesis.
- R & D in emerging areas of Science and Technology
- Undertaking sponsored research and consultancy
- Imparting training to human resources for R & D and industries>
- Collaborations with international and national research centers’ / institutes / universities
- Protection of intellectual property though patents
- Dissemination of new knowledge through publications
Current Research Areas
The scientists’ and research students of KRADLE working on specific topics of different research areas are as follow:
- Thin Films and Nanostructures (TFN): Low cost new materials and processes for thin film solar photovoltaics and allied devices (T. K. Chaudhuri & Anjana Kothari)
- Nanofluids for thermal applications: oxides and magnetic nanoparticles (Kinnari Parekh)
- Supramolecules and biopolymers for medical applications (Sachin Joshi)
- Solution-processed copper tin sulphide (Cu2SnS3) thin films for solar cells
- Targeted drug delivery with biomedicinal polyoxometalates in biopolymers
- Thin films of tin sulphide based semiconductor for solar applications
- Copper zinc tin sulphide (CZTS) films for printed solar cells from microwave-synthesized ink
- High thermal conductivity nanofluids for heat transfer devices
- Biofunctionalization of magnetic nanoparticles for amyloidogenic diseases
- Inkjet printed organic-inorganic nanocomposites films
Research staff of KRADLE has earned several research grants from various Government funding agencies.
Centre is working on seven on-going research projects of cost Rs. 475 lakh. Moreover, scientists’ have submitted various research projects of total cost Rs. 375 lakh to the funding agencies such as Solar Mission, Department of Science and Technology and Department of Biotechnology. Few of these proposed projects are presented during the year 2013 – 2014.
On-going: (Rs. 430 lakhs)
|Project||Funding Agency||Budget (Rs. in Lakhs)|
|Inkjet printing of Inorganic thin films for Solar Photovoltaics (T K Chaudhuri, Anjana Kothari )||Solar Energy Research Initiative (SERI), DST, GoI||73|
|Up-scaling of tailor made magnetic fluids and its characterization for different applications: Coolant, Damper, Seal, etc. (Kinnari Parekh, R V Upadhyay, Rucha Desai )||Technology Development Programme, DST, GoI||283|
|100kW Roof-top Grid-tied Solar Power System for CHARUSAT Campus (T K Chaudhuri)||CHARUSAT||86|
|Solution grown Cu2SnS3 thin films for solar cells, (T K Chaudhuri, T Shripathy)||UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore||6|
|Supramolecular hydrogels an efficient carrier for sustained/targeted delivery of biomedicinal polyoxometalates (Sachin Joshi )||Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme, DST, GoI||23|
|Thermal conductivity of nanofluids: Potential application in heat transfer devices (Kinnari Parekh, Sachin Joshi)||Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST), Gujarat||3.75|
Under active-consideration: (Rs. 142 lakhs)
|Project||Funding Agency||Budget (Rs. in Lakhs)|
|Studies on light harvesting properties of solution processed ZnO nanostructures (Anjana Kothari, T K Chaudhuri)||Solar Energy Research Initiative (SERI), DST, GoI||70|
|Development of solution-based nanostructured PbS/ZnO composite gas sensors (Anjana Kothari)||Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme, DST, GoI||28|
|Screening of ten local sawdust as an absorbent for the removal of waste water and its use as fuel (Sachin Joshi, Bragdish Iyer)||Department of Biotechnology, GoI||33|
|Flash evaporated kesterite CZTS thin films for solar cells (Dr. Jaymin Ray)||Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme, DST, GoI||11|
For details, consultancy, projects and collaboration, contact: Dr. R. V. Upadhyay
Landline: 02697 242191
To initiate and foster research in Space Technology, Charusat Space Research and Technology Center (CSRTC) has been established on 15th June 2013.
Broadly, it functions with the following objectives:
- to provide best possible educational facilities for training students for the careers in Space Technology
- to provide a healthy atmosphere to students and faculty for higher studies and research
- to provide research and development consultancy
- to establish bridge between university and industry to provide services to industries and to community at large
Presently, the centre works on a student Nano Satellite Program to develop a Nano satellite called “SARASWATI” under the ISRO Student Satellite Program. Further, SAC, ISRO, Ahmedabad has approved five research proposals submitted by CHARUSAT. Currently, the center is working on these five projects and Student Nano Satellite Program. For the purpose, an MOU has also been signed between CHARUSAT and SAC, ISRO, Ahmedabad on 3rd February 2014.
In pursuance of the vision of CHARUSAT to emerge as a World Class University, Pri. B I Patel Human Resource Development Center (HRDC) has been established. It was inaugurated on April 14, 2011 in the august presence of Prof. Dinesh Awasty, Director, EDI as the Chief Guest and Mr. Dangayach, MD, Sintex Plastics as the Guest of Honour.
As a tribute to veteran educationist Late Shri B I Patel who was also Vice President of Kelavani Mandal, the Centre carries his name.
The Centre, primarily, takes care of employee training and development at CHARUSAT through enriching knowledge, sharpening skills, and fostering attitude. In future, it will also plan and organize training and development programs for the employees of other organizations.
Major Activities @ Pri. B. I. Patel Human Resource Development Centre
During the initial year, a total of fourteen two-day workshops were conducted for exposing the faculty to VISION Document of CHARUSAT and sensitizing them to the goals and objectives of CHARUSAT. In all, 246 faculty members attended the workshops. Similarly, two one-day workshops were organized for the non-teaching staff, attended in all by 57 members.
Competency Mapping Workshops
Then, HRDC also undertook a competency mapping exercise to assess the development needs of the faculty and non-teaching staff of CHARUSAT. The exercise was carried out through fourteen workshops, in which a total of 217 faculty members participated.
In addition to the above, initially, HRDC organized a seminar by Dr. VG Patel on “How to Teach”, a talk on Education in US Universities by Prof. Rebecca Manring of Indiana University and an interactive Yoga Practice session-cum-lecture on “To Live is to Grow” by Yogacharya Shri Bhaandevji for the benefit of the faculty and non-teaching staff of CHARUSAT.
Attitudinal Change Training Programme
Attitudinal Change Training Programme was held on 12th November, 2013 to 23rd November, 2013 for non-teaching staff. 108 members participated in the training programme. In the program, the participants were made aware about various aspects of Personality, Understanding nuance of Teams and one’s own behavior pattern in team, Importance of Visitor or customer in the campus, Importance of Communication and Understanding more in detail of FIRO-B. Training was delivered in the form of Administration of Test, Team Games, Screening of films, Role play and Case study.
Summer Training Programme
Summer Training Programme on Soft Skills for faculty members of CHARUSAT was conducted from 22nd May, 2014 to 22nd July, 2014 by Pri. B. I. Patel Human Resource Development Centre. In all, 162 faculty members of various institutes of CHARUSAT participated in the Training Programme in different batches.
The Programme was titled The New You and was conducted in collaboration with Advance Management Practice & Leadership Excellence Pvt Ltd., Vadodara. Topics covered under the programme were: Attitudinal Change, Leadership, Communication, and Mentoring.
Training for Interactive Pad
Training Programme for Interactive Board was organized on November 28th, 2013 for teaching staff. It was held with an aim to bring awareness about the usage of the interactive pad for further use as a tool of teaching method. In all, twenty five Faculty members representing different institutes attended the programme.
Prof. S K Patel’s Interaction
Interaction of Prof. S. K Patel with the teaching staff of Charusat on the topic Developing Communication skills for improved teaching and Administration was held on 8th & 16th January, 2014. Prof. S. K Patel delivered a talk on how to be a good teacher by improving communication skills. He also interacted with the faculties pursuing their Ph D about their topic and time management. Another talk by Dr. Patel was also arranged on February 1, 2015 for all the teaching and non-teaching staff of CHARUSAT.
Talk-A-Thon – A Discussion Forum
Talk-a-thon - a forum for discussion was organized for teaching staff of CHARUSAT. It proved to be a platform for faculties to initiate and interact, discuss and learn, think and express their ideas on the given topic. Series of Talk-a-thon successfully completed twenty eight sessions on general to global themes and subjects. Talk-a- thon was scheduled on every Tuesday and Friday of week where faculties would come, discuss and share their ideas.
Swami Anubhavanandaji’s Motivational Discourse
A motivational discourse of Swami Anubhavanandaji was arranged on 28th January, 2014 for the CHARUSAT employees comprising teaching and non- teaching staff and also students. In all, 450 people attended the inspirational talk on Positive Attitude in Life.
Expert Talk by Dr. V G Patel
An Expert Talk by Dr V G Patel, a Member of Governing Body of CHARUSAT was organized on Work Culture in University on March 22, 2014. He addressed the Teaching as well as non teaching staff of CHARUSAT to make them aware about how to make University Future ready. Dr V G Patel also conducted a survey on work culture of CHARUSAT on the basis of five parameters. In all, 140 participants responded the survey.
Uniquely, HRDC took an initiative to meet the stakeholders of CHARUSAT. Meetings started with 20 auto drivers of Valetva and Changa as they are the first persons who meet with parents and students. HRDC invited them to the university on June 14, 2014 and interacted for an hour. To disseminate more information about CHARUSAT, a video about CHARUSAT was shown to them. Few activities at CHARUSAT and its institutes were explained to them. An enquiry was also made whether they had any issues with the university that need to be addressed.
Similar exercise was carried out for other People from villages nearby Changa. They were invited at CHARUSAT on June 21, 2014 to bring about awareness in them regarding CHARUSAT and its programmes. In all, 35 people attended the meet.
Charusat Rural Education Development Program (CREDP) has been launched with an aim to ameliorate the standards of school education in Charotar region. It is also planned to eventually expand it to the state of Gujarat.
The program focuses on Strengthening of school infrastructure facilities through guidance in: lab development, library and other knowledge resource development and deployment of technology and other tools in pedagogy.
The CREDP Cell organizes Education Support Activities like
1) Training Programs, Tests, and Competitions for Students;
2) Training Programs, Workshops and Seminars for Teachers;
3) Counseling Programs for Parents and School Management;
4) Awareness and Motivational Programs for Students;
5) School Visits for Surveys to identify the educational needs of the schools;
6) CHARUSAT Campus Visit by Schools; and
7) Career Counseling and Awareness Programs / Campaigns.
Major Activities initiated under the Program are:
With a view to know the present status of the schools of Charotar region through data collection, a survey was carried out. The survey consisted of data about the school infrastructure, strength of students in each class, number of teachers etc. Till date total 66 schools have been surveyed. Total 22930 students of standard 1 to 12 from 66 schools within the span of 50 kilometers have been covered till date.
Teaching – Training Programs
Teachers’ - Training Program
A Pre - phase Teachers’ Training Program titled Effective Classroom Communication was conducted at B A Patel High School, Changa on November 30, 2013, Saturday. Total 20 teachers, teaching the four identified subjects (Mathematics, Science, English and Computer) attended the Program. The teachers were motivated to upgrade their skills through further training.
Teaching Aptitude Training
The CREDP Cellorganized Teaching Aptitude Training in collaboration with Indukaka Ipcowala Institute of Management (I2IM) from June 3 to 5, 2014. Total 35 Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary teachers of SantramVidyalaya, Nadiad were trained at CHARUSAT Campus. The training included topics like sustaining teaching aptitude, Child psychology, student- centric classroom teaching, soft skills, use of ICT in teaching- learning process, etc.
One-day Workshop on Oral Communication for English Teachers of Primary Schools
A One-day Workshop on Oral Communication for English Teachers of Primary Schools of rural area was organized on January 23, 2015, Friday, in collaboration with H M Patel Institute of English Training and Research, V V Nagar. Total 21 Teachers of English from 18 different Primary Schools of rural area were trained by resource persons of CHARUSAT, Changa and H M Patel Institute of English Training and Research, V V Nagar.
A One- Day Workshop on Education for 21st Century
A One- Day Workshop on Education for 21st Century was organized for 48 trainee Teachers and 10 teachers of I J Patel B Ed College, Mogri. The participants were taken on visit to CHARUSAT Campus in three different groups. They were provided with information about various courses and programs run by CHARUSAT. Expert sessions on topics like – Challenges of 21st Century, Problems of 21st Century and Opportunities of 21st Century were arranged for the participants. A group discussion for teachers was organized wherein topics like present education reforms, Necessary improvements and changing role of teachers were discussed.
Teaching – Learning Model Exhibition:
A Teaching- Learning Model exhibition was organized by CREDP Cell on April 12, 2014, at I2IM building. The exhibition aimed at helping students conceptualize and comprehend the learning items more effectively in the four identified subjects- Mathematics, Science, English and Computer and complement teachers’ approach to administering the subject matter in a creative way by incorporating various techniques into the learning process.
Total 25 schools participated in the exhibition and exhibited around 40 models. In total 300 students and teachers from rural areas visited the exhibition.
Vacation Training Program in Spoken English and Computer
The CREDP Cell organized Vacation Training Program in Spoken English and Computer for the students of standard 5 to 12 at CHARUSAT Campus, Changa with an aim to helpstudents gain basic communication and functional skills in English and Computer. The training program was conducted from 2 to 14 June, 2014. Total 76 students of standard 5 to 12 from nearby 14 villages, studying in 23 different schools were benefited from the program. Along with teaching English and Computer, students were taken on visit to CHARUSAT campus. The students were guided through every educational institution. The students were introduced to the facilities provided at Laboratories, workshops, classrooms, internet labs and Knowledge resource Center (central library) as well as CHARUSAT Hospital. They were shown a movie about CHARUSAT.
Along with teaching of English and computer, students were motivated through guidance lectures on life values, education, health and culture. On visit to CHARUSAT Hospital, Dr. Kalpana Patel, delivered an awareness lecture on adolescence and puberty for girl-students. Dr. Praful Patel guided students on hygienic habits. The training program was successful as there was notable improvement in the students in terms of ability to use English language in day-to-day life and basic functions of computer.
Week-End Training Classes on English and Computer
Week-end Training Program in Spoken English and Computer for the students of standard 5 to 12 started from July, 2014 at CHARUSAT Campus, Changa. The Training Program aimed at helping students gain basic communication and functional skills in English and Computer. 154 students of standard 5 to 12 from nearby villages benefited from the program. Training classes were conducted every Saturday (3 to 5 pm) and Sunday (10 am to 1 pm).
Essay Writing Competition – 2014
Essay Writing Competition- 14 was organized for the students of standard 6 to 12 by CREDP Cell at CHARUSAT Campus, Changa on September 6, 2014. The Essay Writing Competition - 14 was organized from 11 am to 12 pm. Participation fees for all the students was rupees 20/- only. Four standard-wise topics were announced for the Essay Competition.
Total 175 students of standard 5 to 9 from nearby 19 villages, studying in 27 different schools participated in the competition. The students, achieving 1st, 2nd and 3rd rank were awarded prizes as well as certificates. All the participants were awarded with a certificate of participation.
One –Day Workshop on Career Guidance and Life skills at Umreth
A One- Day workshop on Career Guidance and Life skills was conducted at Deen Dayanand Kumar Chhatralay, Umreth on July 13, 2014, Sunday. The workshop was conducted for 72 students of standard 5 to 12. The students were motivated to adopt good life skills and choose an appropriate educational stream for a better career.
Training Program at Saghan Shikshan Program at Vaghecha and Vyara
A One-Day intensive training program on Functional Use of English Language was conducted as a part of a Five – Day Intensive Training program on English Language organized by Buniyadi Shikshan Sangh, Bardoli December 12, 2014.
The training was conducted for around 2500 students of standard 9 of the Schools and 200 Teacher Trainees in South Gujarat that joined Nayee Taleem Project at Vaghecha and Vyara.
Awareness / Motivational Programs
Campus visit by Schools
Every month different schools are invited to visit CHARUSAT Campus, Changa. The students are guided through every educational institution. The students are introduced to the facilities provided at Laboratories, workshops, classrooms, internet labs and Knowledge Resource Center (Central Library) as well as CHARUSAT Hospital. They are shown a movie about CHARUSAT. Total 6028 students of different schools from rural area have visited CHARUSAT Campus since the inception of CREDP.
Model Exhibition on Space
Charusat Rural Education Development Program Cell organize a Model Exhibition on Space in collaboration with ISRO, Ahmedabad and B A Patel High School, Changa.
Total 1963 from 32 Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools visited the exhibition on 27-28 February, 2015.
Stepping forward in the same direction, the CREDP Cell initiated a General Awareness Program. The Awareness Program was conducted under the title - “શિક્ષણ, વિદ્યાર્થી, અંગ્રેજી અને આવનાર યુગ” in total 25 schools in Phase -I. In all, 4353 students of standard 5 to 9 have been trained under the program. The program consists of school visit, survey, interaction with students as well as faculty of the schools and a motivational lecture.
The lecture covered mainly the topics like
(A) Importance of education - for better life style, Social - Economic – intellectual growth and development, Employability etc.
(B) Education in India: Education system, Increase importance of education, Higher education for employment, Government initiated motivational schemes, Vocational, professional and skill courses etc.
(C) Education in Gujarat: present status of education in the status, Government initiatives to promote education, job opportunities, opportunities for youth with skills and language competence.
(D) Importance of English Language: as Global language, for cross-culture communication, employment and promotion, business transaction, academic purpose, for higher education and transaction across linguistic boundaries etc.
(E) Role of students skill development, adaptability, innovative, critical and researcher approach, readiness to accept challenges and
(F) Need of the era- multi-talent, competence in communication and use of technology.
Career Guidance Lecture Seminars
The CREDP Cell organized Career Guidance lectures for the students of standard 9 and 10 of 3 different rural Schools. Total for 323 students were benefitted from the lectures.
The students were provided with information regarding various career opportunities and were motivated to choose appropriate stream after standard 10.
Visit to Liberal Arts Exhibition
CREDP Cell arranged a Visit to Liberal Arts Exhibition organized by CHARUSAT. Three schools were invited to visit the exhibition. Total 147 students of 3 Schools visited the exhibition.
Students were happy to see different models of Craft, Pottery and Paintings. They showed their desire to learn that art and prepare such models.
Health Awareness Program
CREDP Cell organized Health Awareness Program for 483 students of 17 Schools. Students were delivered awareness lecture and presentation on Personal Hygiene and adolescence and puberty for girl-students.
Celebrations and Educational Activities
Independence Day Celebration
CREDP Cell organized Independence Day Celebration on August 15, 2014. Total 70 students from 12 nearby Schools participated in the celebration. Students were made aware of the importance of Independence Day, Freedom Fight through inspirational lecture on Independence Day.
Students participated in the Flag hoisting ceremony. Students delivered speeches on – Freedom Fight, Gandhiji, Sardar Patel etc. An Open – House debate on – મારો દેશ કેવો હોવો જોઈએ ! was organized for students as part of the celebration. A Quiz on – Freedom Movement, Freedom Fighter, National Symbols, Geography, Neighboring Countries, Government was organized for the students
Participation in Run for Unity
Students of nearby Schools that have joined hands with CHARUSAT participated in the Run for Unity organized by CHARUSAT as a part of the Celebration of Birth Anniversary of Sardar Patel and National Unity Day on October 31, 2014. In all, 70 students of 7 schools participated in the Run from Valetava to CHARUSAT, Changa.
Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti
CREDP Cell organized Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, 2014 at CHARUSAT. Total 154 students of 12 schools participated in the Celebration. Students were delivered a lecture on Gandhian Philosophy. Group Discussion on Cleanliness was also arranged. Students were shown a movie on Gandhiji.
National Education Day Celebration
CREDP Cell organized National Education Day celebration for the students of standard 5 to 12 at CHARUSAT Campus, Changa on November 11, 2014. Total 712 students from 18 different Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary schools participated in the program. 19 school teachers also accompanied the students. Different curricular and co-curricular activities like workshops, Seminar, Expert lecture and awareness programs were organized as a part of the celebration of National Education Day.
A career guidance lecture for the students of standard 11 and 12 was organized at Seminar Hall, I2IM Building from 11 to 12 pm. The students were guided for choosing right stream and set career goals.
An expert lecture on Renewable Energy:
An expert lecture on Renewable Energy was organized for the students of Group A from 1 pm to 2 pm. Mr. Sameer Vohra, Executive from SPRERI, V V Nagar gave presentation on process, sources and advantages of Renewable Energy. Students were inspired to work in such stream.
A Work shop on Decision Making and Planning was organized for the students at I2IM Building from 3 to 4 pm. Different activities to develop decision making skills and planning skills in students were organized.
An Awareness Program on fostering familiarity with Nature by team of Vidyanagar Nature Club, V V Nagar
Work shop on Painting
Lecture on Health Awareness
Workshop on Dictation (શ્રુતલેખન)
Comprehension ability of the students was evaluated through a test.
Work shop on Picture –Story and Story –Telling
A Work shop on Picture –Story and Story –Telling was organized for the students of standard 5, 6, 7 and 8. Students shared their group’s stories with all the participants.
In all, 123 students of Standard 11 and 12; 176 students of Standard 9 and 10, and 413 students of Standard 5, 6, 7 and 8 participated in the celebration.
Celebration of Republic Day
Students of various rural schools that have joined hands with CREDP Cell participated in the Celebration of Republic Day organized on January 26, 2015. Total 80 students from 12 nearby Schools participated in the celebration of Republic Day.
Students of different Schools performed dance, Skit, Solo song, Group songs, Solo Dance etc. in the cultural event.
Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi Nirvan Din and Martyrs’ Day
CREDP Cell facilitated and organized State Level Drawing Competition and Painting Competition on the theme – Mahatma Gandhi and Safai as a part of celebration of Mahatma Gandhi Nirvan Din and Martyrs’ Day on January 30, 2015.
Total 201 students (Total 96 Boys and 105 Girls) from different educational institutes of CHARUSAT participated in the competition.
Campus visit by Senior Citizen Forum, Bakrol:
Senior Citizen Forum, Bakrol visited CHARUSAT Campus on Tuesday, 11th February, 2014. The visit was coordinated by CREDP Cell. Total 60 members of the Forum visited the campus. They were led to all educational institutes and provided with details of the activities on the campus. They watched movie about CHARUSAT and had interesting interaction.
Educational Resource Development
CREDP Cell has facilitated the establishment of Training and Development Centre at Nisraya with the direction from CHARUSAT. A Computer Lab is established at the centre and establishment of Library is in progress.
Felicitation and Prize Distribution at Annual Day at School
A presentation of activities of CREDP and felicitation of winner and participants of Essay Writing Competition was done at Annual Day of R C Mission Primary School, Samarkha on December 10, 2014.
Meeting with Educational Trust of Rural School
Convener of REES Mr. Suryakantbhai Patel, Dr. Sharad Patel, Mr. Mahendrabhai Patel, Mr. S K Patel and representatives of CREDP Cell visited rural School at Dabhou, Gada, Alindra, Khandhali and Tranaja on December 23 and 24, 2014.
The members of Kelavani Mandals of the villages were informed about the educational and awareness activities carried out by CREDP Cell and motivated the Schools to help the students get benefits from the activities organized by CREDP.
Career Development and Placement Cell
The Motive of Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa (CHARUSAT) is to help society to develop towards a better future. We believe in providing value based education to the students so that they can be better employable candidates and more importantly an individual contributing to the organization and the society as a whole.
For the same purpose, a dedicated centralized Career Development and Placement Cell has been constituted on the campus. The Cell coordinates all the Training and Placement activities of different institutes of the University and enhances Industry Institute Interaction.
The table below shows the Major Recruiters for 2016-17.
For more details
The Economic Development of a country primarily depends on the synchronized efforts of both Industry and the University because Industry drives the Economic Development and the University fuels it.
These synchronized efforts constitute core aspects:
- Fine-tuning of the academic curriculum to meet the ever dynamic requirements of the Industry
- The sharing of knowledge
- Improving Productivity of Industry
In-order to facilitate such synchronized efforts of Industry and the University, CHARUSAT has instituted a dedicated dais called UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY INTERACTION CELL (UIIC). CHARUSAT-UIIC strives to systematize and catalyze the various joint activities between Industry and the University.
The Industry Interaction Cell serves as the single point of contact for industry related activities at CHARUSAT. The cell facilitates exchange of ideas amongst students, faculty, and the industry. By interfacing with the Industry for Guest Lectures, Leadership Talks, Competitions, Scholarships and Business conclaves, UIIC serves as the channel between Institutes and the corporate.
The University industry Interaction cell is intended to be the face of the university to the industry. It facilitates the process of close industry-Institute interaction and actively promoting fresh avenues for the same. However, to bridge a gap between the theoretical and practical aspects of the curriculum, Corporate Interaction is extremely important. The University Industry Interaction Cell recognizes this need and addresses it through the regular associations and meeting with corporate and provide industry exposure to the students and enables them to pick up skills besides what is being imparted in the classroom.
Strive to excel as the best interaction cell in the university system by promoting collaboration between university and industry for imparting quality education and employability skills and industry problem solving
To act as a catalyst for promoting collaboration amongst academicians, scientists and industrialists to achieve competitiveness in developing the technical manpower for socio economic development under the present scenario of global competition and challenges
Objective(s) of the Industry Interaction Cell
- To sign MOU on behalf of the University, To generate funds from industry / other agencies for maintenance and development of cell
- To exchange personnel between industries and institute by the way of involving personal in delivering lectures on contemporary issues and latest technological growth
- To promote sponsored and R&D projects
- To coordinate and promote the consultancy services and establish proper links with departments and agencies
- To organize the industrial exhibitions to highlight expertise available with the university
- To organize industrial training and visits for students and faculty
- To involve industrial personnel in the academic works like curriculum development, evolution of project work etc
- To encourage industry to collaborate in industry student tour programme, internship programme and placement of the students in industries
- To train the industrial personnel in technical institute
Functions of University Industry Interaction Cell (UIIC)
1. Offering services of testing/material characterisation and certification
2. Offering training programmes on awareness/motivation/scrutiny for small/medium scale industries and also for the University faculty, both at their site and also at the University Departments in order to gear up University-Industry interactions
3. Arranging experts from the industries in designing the academic programs of the University departments like : (a) curriculum development (b) teaching programmes and (c) Research programmes
4. Arranging Industrial Tours for Faculties/Student
5. Creation of data base and a directory on the Consultancy potentials of the staff of the University with the available facilities
6. Bringing out brochures, fliers and newsletters regarding the ongoing University-Industry-Interactions, Industry News, Training Programmes, discoveries made by the University Departments, Exhibition of facilities both at the University and at the interacting industries/community and keep a good liaison with them
7. Assisting in signing of MoU by the University faculty based on products and processes
8. Providing consultancy services of diverse nature with respect to institutional capacities as well as individual capacities
9. Any other activities that may be necessary
Major Activities of UIIC Cell
- Developing close links between Industry-Institute by interaction programs
- Submitting of UIIC Project to AICTE web portal since 2012
- Generation of database and a directory on the consultation potentials of the staff of the university with the available facilities
- To encourage industry and organizations for placement and training of students in Industries
- identifying & Implementing R&D programmes, sponsored and joint R&D projects from industries, in the Institute
- To conduct Industrial Training and Industrial Visits for the students and faculty. To conduct industrial exhibitions to highlight research facilities and expertise available with the Institute
- To encourage Industry to collaborate in Industry Study Tour Programme (ISTP) / Intern-ship Programme
- Organizing seminars, symposiums, exhibitions and workshops
- Publishing and issuing technical bulletins/news letters and course material with latest technological developments
- Collaborating with other societies (National and International) having similar objectives
- Conducting Industrial and Technical Exhibitions
- Organizing guest lectures on latest technological advancements, evaluation of project work, and workshops from industrial experts in the Institute
The modes of engagement planned with Industries:
- To provide a platform to create capacity building and partnership among the university and the academia to accelerate the innovation, technology up gradation, and research-based solutions for economic growth
- Skilled manpower (employable students and qualified faculty) creation and knowledge dissemination, organize Workshops, Conferences, summer/winter Training, programs specific to a given industries, industry professional career development
- To establish and maintain a researchers and technology data bank with access to review industrial needs and technology gaps from time to time
- To enhance the quality education in the institute
- To meet industry needs in terms of skills required in students
- To increase the co-operation between industry and institute
- Extension lectures by industry personnel for staff and students
- Technical consultancy projects
- Training of technicians/engineers from industry at institute
- Use of lab facility by Industries
UIIC coordinates with all the faculties of the University and Industry:
- To have a closer linkage and promote research suited to industry needs, and consultancy which creates a sense of owning among faculty members
- To provide continuing education to people working in industries so that they can upgrade their technical knowledge, and / or obtain higher degrees; this orients the faculty members towards the industry from the portals of University i.e. Academics
- To enable academics to take a sabbatical in industries; provide internships for students in industries, which will prepare the students better for entering the industry;
- To create an industrial chair in the university; and to enable the appointment of experienced industry resource persons as visiting faculty in the University
UIIC may brought about a number of MoUs and Agreements with various industrial and research organizations in different fields and sectors to promote various forms of interactions.
Different Forms of Industry-Institute Interaction (MoUs)
- Industrial Research & Consultancy
- Industrial testing (Proofing & Calibration)
- Sponsored industrial research
- Use of industrial labs by University
- Use of specialized database / lab equipment of University
- Research guidance from industry
- Creation of collaborative labs / testing centre at University
- Joint research publication
- Solutions for field problem
- Analysis & Design problems
- Research fellowship support
- Joint patents
- Creation of industrial chair to support research
- Continuing Education for Industry
- Short-Term Training Programmes
- Onsite Educational Programmes
- Part time Educational Programmes
- Collaborative Educational Programmes
- Industry-Institute Exchange
- Visiting faculty from industry
- Training programmes / Short term assignments to the faculty members in industries
- Joint industrial projects for faculty
- Participation of industrial experts in curriculum design
- Sabbatical level assignments to the faculty members and other areas of mutual interest.
Activities Undertaken / Going on by UIIC
- Organised HR meet for Faculty of Pharmacy
- Organised IT Industries meet (HR Meet) for Faculty of Technology
- Generated department wise industries database for placement and consultancy projects
- Arranging In-plant Training for students during summer Vacation
- An MOU has been signed with Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGI) to establish academic Interface under which Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGI) has extended its support by offering 3 projects to the University Approx. 172 companies are the active members of FGI.
- Organising Workshops, Conference with joint participation of faculty and industry
- Arranging Visit of Expert from industry to institute for study and discussions or delivering lectures on subjects of Mutual Interest
- Arranging Visiting faculty / Professors from Industries
- Submitted University Industry Interaction Project to AICTE
- Facilitating in competency programme to the students to increase their employability skills
Activities of Near Future
- UIIC project submission to AICTE
- CEO’s / MD / GM Forum
- Placement Sessions
- To bring out brochures, newsletters regarding the ongoing University-Industry-Interactions, Industry News, Training Programmes, discoveries made by the University Departments
- Summer Internships programme for faculties
- Tie-up with various governing bodies of Industries
- HR Meet – 2014
- Domain specific training programme for faculties in industries
- Guest Lecture Series
- Industry Visits for Faculties
- Personality Development and Grooming Sessions
- To draft and design consultancy policy of UIIC
The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has been constituted since December 2013. The cell has been entrusted with the responsibility of getting accreditation for CHARUSAT from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It further envisages instilling a momentum of quality consciousness amongst the constituent institutes of CHARUSAT, aiming for continuous improvement. IQAC would strive to develop a culture of quality on the campus as well as enhancing the awareness of Institutional Quality Assurance with all the stakeholders.
The IQAC - University has 15 members including representatives from each of the constituent institutes of CHARUSAT and a few experts from other institutes/universities, with the Provost as the Chairman. IQAC cells have also been constituted at each Institute level, IQAC - Institute, consisting of senior faculty members.
NAAC accreditation process has to be initiated after 5 years of establishment of the University as per the act of CHARUSAT. Further, as per the UGC directives, all institutes of higher education should undertake the accreditation process before 1st June 2015.
The IQAC at CHARUSAT shall have the following functions:
- To facilitate in the internalization of culture of quality.
- To facilitate in the creation of a learner-centric environment encouraging for quality education.
- To enhance integration among the various activities of the university and institutionalize many good practices.
- To develop quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic activities of the University.
- To prepare the University documents for various types of Audits and Assessment processes.
- To make Arrangement for feedback responses from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related processes.
- To disseminate information on the various quality parameters of higher education.
- To organize inter and intra-institutional workshops and programs on quality related themes.
- To Develop and maintain Institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality.
Milestones achieved by IQAC, CHARUSAT are:
- ‘A’ Grade awarded by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) during Peer Team Visit @ 27-30 April 2016.
- ‘A’ Grade (3.07 CGPA) awarded by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG) during Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) Peer Team Visit @ 09 - 11 December 2015.
- Organized Workshop on “A Road Map for Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)” for CHARUSAT Faculty members @ 02 January 2016.
- Organized “Awareness Workshop on NAAC Accreditation” @ 04 January 2014.
- Open House Sessions, where Provost interacts directly with faculty and staff members as well as students to discuss their issues independently.
- Design and implementation of online data management systems like CHARUNIDHI and CDB (Central DataBase)
- Design and implementation of customized internal Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) system.
- NAAC Sponsored National Conference on Quest for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Evaluation during February 22 - 23, 2017.
CHARUSAT believes in the lofty ideal of equality of all the employees, students, associates and stakeholders. This ideal imbibes the idea of gender equality and gender sensitivity. CHARUSAT also believes in providing safe workplace to all its employees and a safe place to study to all students.
The Supreme Court of India in its 1997 Judgment in Vishakha and other vs. State of Rajasthan has mandated that it shall be the duty of the Employer to prevent or deter the acts of sexual harassment. Moreover, it shall provide the procedures for the resolution, settlement or prosecution of acts of sexual harassment by taking all steps required, and to be proactive by developing conducive atmosphere on the campus, where females/ males can conduct themselves safely with dignity.
In compliance with the mandate of the aforementioned Supreme Court Judgment, CHARUSAT has formed this cell to address the issues of employees, especially female safety against sexual harassment.
The objectives of the Cell and its policy are:
- To create a healthy working environment for both the genders by establishing guidelines to deter any Sexual Harassment
- To encourage raising of awareness about gender sensitivity and gender equality at campus
- To set a process of accepting grievances on sexual harassment, gender dignity, their fair investigation and appropriate action on the findings of the enquiries
Sexual Harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behavior by any person individually or in association with other persons or by any person in authority, whether either directly or by implications, such as following:
- Eve teasing
- Unsavory remarks
- Jokes causing or likely to cause awkwardness or embarrassment
- Innuendos and taunts
- Gender Based insults or sexiest remarks
- Unwelcome sexual overtone in any manner such as over telephone (Obnoxious telephone calls) and the like
- Touching or brushing against any part of the body and the like
- Display of pornographic or other offensive or derogatory pictures, cartoons pamphlets or sayings
- Forcible physical touch or molestation
- Physical confinement against one’s will and any other act likely to violate one’s privacy
- Unwelcomed physical contacts and advances
- A communication for sexual favors
- Any other unwelcome, physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature directly, indirectly, or through electronic media like SMS, MMS, Social Networking sites etc.
- Any act of Gender Discrimination such as denial of employment to women due to women’s reproductive role, or rigidity in attitude, which hinders the reproductive role of women (for example, non-flexible work hours and timings, non-availability of day care services, lack of maternity leave, etc).
This policy is applicable to all employees and students of CHARUSAT
Any individual who feels subjected to sexual harassment by an employee or student or any other person associated with CHARUSAT can report the incident to the Chairperson of the “Cell for Prevention of Sexual Harassment” (CPSH).
In case the complainant seeks an informal redressal the individual shall orally report the same to the Chairperson or any member of the complaint committee. The committee shall consider this and may deliberate appropriate action that can be taken.
The Complaints of serious nature shall be in writing to ensure consistency and accuracy. The committee shall start taking appropriate action within a week of the receipt of the complaint.
- The Chairperson shall arrange a meeting of CPSH on the receipt of the complaint.
- The CPSH shall nominate three persons from among the committee to carry out investigations, within one week, under confidentiality.
- The report of investigation shall be submitted to the Chairperson within a week. The CPSH then shall hold a hearing of the complainant as well as the alleged harasser and other parties concerned. The alleged harasser and the complainant shall be informed about relevant findings of the investigation report during hearing.
- The details about charges of the complainant shall be given to the alleged harasser in advance before calling him/her for the meeting.
- The CPSH shall prepare a report based on investigations, hearing and mutual discussions covering the findings, recommendations and decisions.
- The conclusions of the CPSH decisions and recommendations shall be informed in writing to the concerned parties, in consultation with Registrar and Provost within one week following the hearing.
- The Registrar, CHARUSAT will execute the decision.
- If found guilty, the actions taken may range from warning to strict disciplinary actions including termination, of engagement from CHARUSAT.
3. Third Party Harassment
Where sexual harassment occurs as a result of an act or omission by any third party or outsider, CHARUSAT shall take all steps necessary and reasonable to assist the affected person in terms of support and preventive action.
CHARUSAT shall prevent retaliation, victimization, additional harassment and/or humiliation of the complainant and also to alleged harasser or of any witnesses.
4. Composition of Cell for Prevention of Sexual Harassment (CPSH) at CHARUSAT is as under
|Chairperson||A Women faculty member of the cadre Associate Professor and above. To be nominated by the Provost||Prof./Dr. AnuaradhaGajjar - RPCP|
|Two Academic staff members||To be nominated by Provost. At least one should be female.||Dr. Gayatri Dave - PDPIAS Mr. TrushitUpadhyay – EC, CSPIT|
|Two Non-teaching staff members||To be nominated by Provost (of which one shall be from the “officers” category and one from “other staff” category representing various levels.) At least one should be female.||Ms. Shivani Trivedi - ADMIN Dr. Harish Desai – Dy. Resgistrar, CHARUSAT|
|One Member||Shall be a woman outside Charusat with known contribution to Women’s issues, to be co-opted, on approval by the Provost.||Dr. Amrapali Merchant Ex. HoD PG Dept. of Sociology. SP University VV Nagar.|
|One Representative member||Shall be from the concerned constituent of Charusat, as an invitee in the cell.|
- It is expected that every employee and student will uphold the dignity of co- workers, business partners, vendors, candidates etc. and not indulge in any act that can be construed as an act of sexual harassment.
- Every employee and student is expected to report within a period of two days any act of sexual harassment that he/she is aware of irrespective of the level of the employee involved.
- Complainant is expected to make a complaint in reasonable time without a wide lapse from the date of the occurrence of the incident/s for facilitating quick action and for assisting better enquiry.
- All available material and relevant details concerning the incident(s) should accompany the complaint.
- If the complainant feels that he/she cannot disclose his/her identity for any particular reason, the complainant can inform any of the members of the Committee/Secretary. In such cases the concerned staff shall ensure that the identity of the complainant is kept confidential.
6. Preventive steps
CHARUSAT should take appropriate steps to prevent sexual harassment. Without prejudice to the generality of this obligation, this cell should take the following steps
- Express prohibition of sexual harassment as defined above should be notified, published and circulated in appropriate ways.
- The rules/regulations relating to conduct and discipline should include rules/regulations prohibiting sexual harassment.
- Appropriate work conditions should be provided in respect of work, leisure, health and hygiene to further ensure that there is no hostile environment towards women at CHARUSAT.
7. Awareness Programme
The Cell shall work towards increasing awareness of the rights of female employees and students and in this regard shall take following actions
- Organization of awareness programs such as Workshops/Training sessions/Lectures/Seminars for members and students of CHARUSAT on different aspects of gender amity.
- Take proactive steps towards health management of all CHARUSAT members, particularly women.
- Information/consultation on gender amity to any student or employee who seeks it.
- Bring out publication in English and Hindi/Gujarati on promoting gender amity and preventing gender discrimination and sexual harassment at work place as and when possible.
Ragging is strictly prohibited inside and outside the University campus. The Anti-Ragging Committee constituted for this purpose by the university is empowered to take an immediate action against any untoward incident and counsel the fresher.
To enhance familiarity and to acclimatize the fresher to the academic and social environment of the campus, the university organizes Commencement Celebration in the first week of each new academic calendar.
All the students admitted in an institute are required to observe and abide by the disciplines and rules prescribed by the University/Institute.
Circular ANTI RAGGING Committee 2016
Videos Regarding Ragging
UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009.
Vide the letter issued by the University Grant Commission - New Delhi, dated June 18, 2013 - D.O. No. 14-4/2012(CPP-II) regarding the establishment of a Grievance Redressal Cell in the University under the University Grants Commission (Grievance Redressal Regulation, 2012), Provost, CHARUSAT has constituted the Committee as under:
|Name of members||Designation||Institute|
|1. A Senior Professor of the University|
|Dr. Atul Patel – Faculty of Computer Science and Applications||Chairman Dean||CMPICA; CHARUSAT|
|2. Senior Teachers from each Institute|
|i. Prof. Kamal Chakraborty||Associate Executive||HRDC; CHARUSAT|
|ii. Ms. Hiteshri Shastri||Asst. Professor||Civil, CSPIT; CHARUSAT|
|iii. Dr. Darsan Patel||Asst. Professor||PDPIAS; CHARUSAT|
|iv. Dr. Manan Rawal||Asst. Professor||RPCP; CHARUSAT|
|v. Mr. Snehal Bhatt||Asst. Professor||IIIM; CHARUAST|
|vi. Dr. Dhruv Dave||Asst. Professor||ARIP; CHARUSAT|
|vii. Ms. Anjali Tiwari||Asst. Professor||MTIN; CHARUSAT|
|3. A representative from Non-Teaching Staff|
|Mr. Kautil Pandya||Assist. Registrar||CHARUSAT|
|4. A student representing the institute where the grievance has occurred to be nominated, based on academic merit, by the concerned institute – special invitee|
1) The grievance Redressal Committee shall have a term of two years.
2) The provisions of sub-regulations (8), (9) and (10) of regulation 4 and regulation 6 in respect of the matters of the reimbursement and procedure and functions shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to the Grievance Redressal Committee except that the Grievance Redressal Committee shall communicate its decision within ten days of receipt of the complaints.
3) Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Grievance Redressal Committee may within a period of six days prefer an appeal to the Provost.
In year 2003 WINCell was conceptualized with the moto to manage IT infrastructure across the campus by implementing the state of the art technology introduced in IT arena time to time. Starting from LAN of 200 computers having two IBM servers with 512Kbps internet bandwidth it has reached today to a giant campus LAN of about 2700 desktops and a fully developed cloud ready environment with about 50 Virtual servers. Today the campus is connected to the outside world with 100 Mbps dedicated leased line of internet bandwidth. Virtual servers are developed with cluster of seven HP make hi-tech Blade with 41TB HP storage. Previously utilized IBM servers are made supportive to low level server applications.
At WINCell, a team of experts manage:
|Web server||Intranet server|
|Mail server||FTP Server|
|WSUS Server||Antivirus server|
|Domain server||E Government Application and Database server|
|Library server||Bio-metric application|
|Medical application||Account server|
|CCTV Console server||Networking server|
All IT infrastructure is controlled and managed efficiently with the utilization of CISCO and HP layer 3 and layer 2 manageable switches and Fiber Optic connectivity among all the buildings as shown here. Ring connectivity is established to provide uninterruptable network access.
- Providing day to day IT support to all staff and students of the CHARUSAT and CHRF. This services includes maintenance of individual PCs, classrooms and labs connectivity with servers, Applications and software, new lab development, Multimedia projection
- To observe campus security with the help of about 450 CCTV camera network across the campus.
- To provide Wi-Fi access using high end Ruckus Access Points to about 5000 users including staff and students.
- To control customized Internet access with the help of Cyberoam Firewall and day to day log analysis.
- To manage proprietary and open source software (Update and subscription)
- To play the key role in all the IT procurement with defined purchase process of evaluating technical as well commercial aspects.
- To play supportive role in providing latest teaching technology like interactive pad, interactive board, online video lectures etc.
- To provide IT support to outside sister concern establishment of Shri charotar moti sattavis matrusanstha and kelavni mandal.