Engineering has become a popular career choice for a number of students in India. Even the government initiatives of technical education have a role to play in making the engineering profession excellence in disguise in India. The vision seen by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, suggested and set up the most prominent and nationally recognized engineering institutes.
However, as the world moved forward, the field of engineering started exploring itself, bringing a great deal of sectors and businesses under its large umbrella. With the boost that was observed in the software development and robotics perfectly blending with the emergence of machine learning, AI, Broadcasting, Art Design Technology, Film and Television, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts, education in India demanded to be enhanced and stay relevant to the current trends across the world.
Considering engineering as one of those sectors which can give the required national growth while addressing the growing needs of a diverse and youth population like India, Prof Dr Mangesh T. Karad, the Executive President, and Vice-chancellor, envisioned a future with MIT Art, Design, and Technology University’s Founder and an eminent educator in India, Dr Vishwanath Karad and introduced the relevant and most prominent engineering courses in the Indian education system in 2001, with MIT School of Engineering.
Today, MIT Art, Design, and Technology University is a place where creativity and innovation coexist. The University is established to offer innovative technological programs in the various fields of Engineering, Design, Technology, Management, Broadcasting and journalism, Film and Television, Fine Arts, and Performing Art. MIT Art Design technology university is sponsored body of the MAEER’s Trust MIT Group of Institutions. Father founder Dr Vishwanth Karad has laid the Stone of this MIT Group of Institutions, which believes in the Universal Truth values and peace promotion.
The White Knight of MIT ADT University
The success of any university is in its quality education and vision to provide and groom students in a holistic environment that assists in students’ inclusive growth. Raising the bar high for maintaining quality education at the MIT ADT University, the Executive President and Vice-Chancellor of MIT ADT University, Prof Dr Mangesh Karad, has empowered the institute with quality education standards and provided students with inculcating educational initiatives of international standards in the Oxford of the East—Pune.
“He is an educationist with a keen interest in specialized engineering niches and has introduced specialized engineering courses like Naval Engineering, Food Technology, etc., to transform students into industry leaders. His persistent efforts are towards recognition of MIT among the most valued and the prestigious brand State the college’s unique education facilities and infrastructure,” said the university management about Prof Dr Mangesh Karad.
Today, MIT ADT University is distinctly known for its quality engineering faculty and technology. Bringing innovative new branches in the field of engineering, Dr Mangesh Karad can be credited with bringing relevant conventional engineering branches for students to harness and stay updated with the industry like Marine Engineering, Bioscience Engineering, and Food Processing Technology.
The IRON LADY of MIT
When an education institute MIT-ADT caters to the holistic development of students, the institute requires a pillar to maintain the daily management and collectively take the institute forward. When the eyes moved around for the position of dean, all eyes landed on Prof. Dr Sunita M Karad, Dean of Engineering and Management and the Director of MITCOM & ICT and MIT-ADT University.
Being an eminent academician and researcher, she has been associated with the MIT Group of Institutions for more than 25 years at served in various positions at the institute. Her constant efforts led to the strong foundation and establishment of the Engineering and Technology wing at the University.
The Inception Story of MIT-SOE
When the field of engineering was not just limited to machines and the industrial revolution and saw the rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on the rise, the world needed an institution that would cater to these technological and social uplift of the global community in the 21st century. To find the solution to the greatest technological and social problems of 21st century, MIT- School of Engineering was established.
This eminent and one of the trendsetters in the Indian engineering education paradigm trains the students to become future leaders and lead the most prominent organizations in the world towards a capable future in the ever-changing corporate landscape.
The School of Engineering aims to offer students a real-world and practical academic experience that will help them become successful professionals. At SOE, various degree programs are offered at Undergraduate/Postgraduate, and Doctoral degree levels in various Departments like Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Electronics, and Communication Engineering. Other Micro Specialisations are offered under this banner.
MIT-SOE offers distinguishing specialization courses of B. Tech and MTech relevant to the current industrial paradigm level like Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Robotics, and the Automation, Mechatronics, Electrical Vehicle Technology, Energy Engineering, DevOps Architecture, Big Data, Data Analytics, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Aerospace Engineering and much more relevant and based on 21 -century futuristic technology.
Vision of the Institute
“MIT Art, Design and Technology University aspires to be the University of Eminence by amalgamating Art, Design, Science and Technology. The University aims to have a transformative impact on society through holistic education, multidisciplinary research ethos, innovation and entrepreneurial culture.”
SOE’s Department of Mechanical Engineering: The Centre of Excellence in Robotics and Automation
The School of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is also known as the Centre of Excellence in Robotics and Automation with the AICRA (All India Council of Robotics and Automation). This unique collaboration caters to the unique specialization offered to the students and is recognized by various industries.
SOE has excelled in its vision of staying and maintaining quality education standards by providing integrated courses with the industry leaders. Talking about their academic ventures in the education space and how the collaborative project is helping in shaping tomorrow’s future, Prof. Dr Mangesh Karad says,
“Artificial intelligence and the machine learning- in association with Rubiscape, Centre of excellence in the cloud computing with AWS academy, Centre of Excellence in Deep Leaning & Data Analytics along with the TCS, Centre of Excellence in Blockchain Technology with the Blockchain Technology Council of State Govt of Maharashtra, Centre of Excellence in DevOps Architecture with IBM, Mobile computing with Apple Lab to generate tomorrow’s thought leaders in the private sector, government, and nongovernmental organizations.”
Emphasizing more on this entrepreneurial venture of the School of Engineering, Prof. Dr Sunita Karad says, “Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering has established the Microchip Laboratory in association with TECKSCHOOL, which helps the professionals to groom as Microchip Certified Trainer. Also, the same Department has established the Agri Engineering Lab with the IEEE. Setup of e-yantra laboratory with IIT Bombay and the Ministry of HRD initiative to set up the Robotics laboratories across India.”
“The School is known for the wide range of courses, state-of-the-art labs, highly accomplished faculty (well known in their areas of research and consultancy practices), student societies, & design build environment teams,” she further added
Technology today is evolving at a rapid pace, enabling quick transformation and impactful progress, causing an acceleration of the rate of change. However, it is not only technology trends and emerging technologies that are evolving, but a lot more has also changed this year due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, making IT professionals realize their role will not stay the same in the contactless world tomorrow. And an IT professional in 2021-22 will constantly be learning, unlearning, and relearning (out of necessity if not desire).
Listed below are the top new technology trends that 2022 students can learn under the banner of the School of Engineering at MIT-ADT:
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
- Cyber Security Ÿ Cloud computing and Automation.
- Blockchain Technology.
- Internet of Things (IoT).
- Full Stack Development.
- Deep Learning and Analytics.
- Electrical Vehicle Technology.
- Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.
- Energy Engineering.
- Transportation Engineering.
- Robotics and Automation.
Creating a Centre of Excellence in AI and ML
AI /ML over the years have gained navigation apps, smartphone personal assistants, image and speech recognition superiority, ride-sharing apps, and so much more. Growing the global Artificial Intelligence Market with an estimation of a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 39.7% during the forecast period by $58.3 billion in 2020 to $309.6 billion by 2026.
Addressing the lack of market trends in the education sector for AI and ML, Prof. Dr Mangesh Karad says, “Most of the Professional Universities need to understand the market trends and based on the same need to train the manpower to the cutting-edge technology trends.”
Today, AI and ML, including computer vision, are changing the dynamics of the robotics industry. To stay ahead and relevant in a global market, companies have started depending on autonomous robots that can perceive, interact, and conceptualize the world around them.
As industries begin to navigate this modern technological revolution, they have started looking for trusted and experienced technology partners. Deep learning models use artificial neural nets to produce accurate results for processing large quantities of data, including images, texts, and sounds.
AI-driven Automation has proven useful in various applications across numerous industries, including the aviation, medical, agriculture, energy, and material handling markets. Artificial Intelligence is being used to automate tasks and diagnose equipment malfunctions or detect product anomalies.
For instance, AI and ML can predict peak travel times, assist with passenger check-in, and automate routine maintenance tasks within the aviation industry. Artificial Intelligence is being used across the board to automate dangerous tasks, augment or replace skilled labour, and streamline operations. And yet, despite these advances, AI still cannot think abstractly or creatively. This means that there is a need for an ever-evolving workforce that is trained in robotics and advanced manufacturing.
School of Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Department is a pioneer in establishing the B. Tech Degree Program in AI/ML, and the Department is establishing the Centre of Excellence in AI/ML with the Rubiscape.
The Indian government’s NITI Aayog program, AI for All, is increasingly working toward augmenting the economic growth expected to reach 1.3% by 2035 with the help of AI technology. Mastering AI and machine learning will help you secure jobs like:
- AI Research Scientist.
- AI Engineer.
- Machine Learning Engineer.
- AI Architect.
Innovatively Staying Relevant with the Industry
Cyber Security and Privacy Concerns:
Security threats have grown immensely over the years and looking at the growth of the cloud sector; the projectile growth is estimated to grow equally in the near future. MIT-School of Engineering recognizes this need of the upcoming industry and keeps the students relevant with the industry requirement. In collaboration with ICT Academy, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has decided to train and provide manpower in the Palo Alto Certification.
The areas in which the School of engineering specializes are:
- Ethical Hacker.
- Malware Analyst.
- Security Engineer.
- Chief Security Office.
Cloud Computing and the Cloud Architecture:
Since everything around is set to revolve around virtual reality, the storage on the cloud platform has made life much easier. The cloud segment is expected to reach new heights with forecasted CAGR. Providing multiple benefits to the organization by reducing the operational cost and making the deployment hassle-free, computing and cloud architecture are the most relevant options for having a career option suitable in the 21st century.
Talking about the engineering school’s relevance to the new age careers, Prof. Dr Sunita Karad says, “The Department has established the Laboratories with the Amazon Web Service Academy, and the department has the certified trainers available on the board, and they ensure that the manpower is trained for the required certification.”
Few specialization courses that the MIT-SOE offers in the new-age edge and quantum computing are:
- Cloud Reliability Engineer.
- Cloud Infrastructure Engineer.
- Cloud Architect and Security Architect.
- DevOps Cloud Engineer.
“The Blockchain Technology”
Blockchain technology has developed and moved a long way forward, taking the form of currencies in this highly modern world. The technology can be described as a data set that can be added and never changed or removed. Making a chain of data called a block, hence the word, blockchain. Recognizing this as one of the fastest growing sectors of the industry, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has established the center of excellence with the Blockchain Council of the State Govt. of Maharashtra.
A few of the courses that MIT’s School of Engineering specializes in are:
- Risk Analyst
- Tech Architect
- Crypto Community Manager
- Front End Engineer.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The arrival of the internet has opened doors to numerous possibilities that one can achieve with the help of the internet. These things created and built around the virtual connection called the internet are called as Internet of Things or simply the IoT. With the help of IoT, the IT industry has enabled devices, home appliances, cars, and much more to be connected to and exchange data virtually.
Mechanical Engineering with Robotics and Automation Engineering Specialisation under Centre of Excellence with AICRA (All India Council of Robotics and Automation), in correspondence with IoT, has opened the doors of learning in Robotics and Automation.
A New Learning Experience in Robotics vs. Automation
With the boom that has been seen in digitalization and IT, aspirants have shown a keen interest in Automation and the mechanical aspect of machines along with the supporting parallel industries like designing, researching, and building new artificial intelligent imbibed robots. Catering to this modern requirement of new-age engineers, MIT provides:
- Tech in Robotics and Automation Engineering will allow students to assist the Industry prerequisite for the implementation of new and smart technologies covering methods of analysis and optimization of first-hand robots and mechanisms.
- Automated and Robotics engineers use computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering, and biological mechanics knowledge.
- Automation and Robotics engineering have certainly been crucial to the event of humanity, and unquestionably, this may accompany great responsibilities.
- Robotics and Automation Engineering includes design development and up-gradation in terms of automating products, systems, and procedures in every walk of human life.
The Engineer graduates from the Robotics & Automation program are equipped with knowledge and skills to work in an ample variety of engineering careers in both the public and the private sectors.
Robotics and Automation Engineers develop & design Robots and provide mechanical and software solutions for automating tasks that are bungling or problematic for humans to perform.
- Design Robotic solutions.
- Automate processes to improve productivity.
- Research on advanced robotics technology.
- Develop innovative ways to integrate Automation into everyday life.
- Develop systems and algorithms.
Few achievements and acknowledgments for robotics and automation students from the Centre of Excellence, MIT SOE’s Department of Mechanical engineering are:
- Web Portal and Mobile Application for 3D Mold Design (Consultancy for VEM Tooling Pvt Ltd).
- Air Quality Monitoring Index (Smart Campus Cloud Network).
- Path Planning Algorithm for Humanoid (DRDO, Pune).
- Agritech: Space Tech Bhaml (Bharat Markup Language) (Tech Mahindra).
- Automated Monitoring System for Intelligent Viticulture (National Center of Research for GrapesICAR).
- Smart Farming (GeoLife India Pvt. Ltd).
- Data Analytics Solutions for Inspector General of Registration.
- Web Portal (Schimmel Tooling).
Highlighting a few student achievements of MIT SOE students in Robotics and Animation
- Final Year Student Nilesh Zagade got Selected by UK Power Networks, London, with a package of 63.42 Pounds per year (60.42 LPA).
- Sumitra Pundlik represents MIT ADT University as the Leader of the Pune Subchapter under One Quantum (Domain- Quantum Computing).
- Dr Rekha Suagndhi has been certified as Apple Certified Trainer for Application Development with Swift.
- Reetika Kerketta has Palo Alto, Celonis, and CISCO Certified Faculty Members for Computer Networks and Cybersecurity professionals.
- Bagged many consultancy projects in various domains with a revenue amount of around $100K.
Department of Aerospace Engineering
In the Aerospace Engineering Department, MIT’s SOE has created a Centre of Excellence for Computational Fluid Dynamics. The Department is dedicated to carrying out high-end computational research work. Moreover, the students and faculty members of the Department are actively involved in various research works carried out in collaboration with various organizations within India and abroad.
Remarkable Achievement from the Department/Institute
The Department of Aerospace Engineering believes that the institute’s success relies on the success of its students. Here are some of the most notable achievements, accolades, accreditations, and awards:
- Aashish Sudam Sarode participated in International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition and secured Bronze Medal.
- Shrikant Dnyandev Sude participated in Saur Urja Vehicle Challenge (SUVC-2020) and secured AIR-2.
- Rakshita Devi and Rushikesh Patil participated in the RC Aircraft event at IIT Kharagpur and secured 2nd prize.
- Rishabh Naik and Rushikesh Karandikar participated in the Rocket launching event at COEP Pune and secured 1st prize.
Entrepreneurial Achievement: Second year student of Aerospace Engineering developed an Automatic Sanitizer during the time of COVID-19 lockdown and started his own entrepreneurial venture.
Ongoing research projects: The Department is in collaboration with ARDE-DRDO High-Speed Fragment launcher by Rotary Mechanism for the impact test.
State-of-the-art Laboratories: Laboratories are a workshop for learners who wish to attain success in the field. Recognizing the need to have a playground for the students who wish to conquer the sky, the School of Engineering has set up a number of laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities. Below are the state-of-the-art laboratories for the aerospace department:
- Aerodynamics Laboratory.
- Aircraft Structures Laboratory.
- Aircraft Propulsion Laboratory.
- Electronics, Instrumentation, and Control Laboratory.
- Avionics Laboratory Ÿ Rocket Propulsion Laboratory.
- Computer Aided Drawing and Design laboratory.
Department of Bioengineering Sciences and Research
India has a population of more than 1.3 billion, and thus, in order to provide a good healthcare system, nutrition, and a benign environment for such a large population, our society needs a large number of bioengineers. The objective of commencing the School of Bioengineering at MIT ADT University was to initiate small steps towards fulfilling these needs by training the youth in the upcoming integrated, multi-disciplinary field of bioengineering.
The School of Bioengineering Sciences and Research aims to prepare students for ambitious careers in the bioengineering arena by imparting super-specialized training through a project-based learning approach. The courses are curated in such a way that they promote entrepreneurship and the associated ecosystem in bioengineering.
Moreover, the research activities in the School of Bioengineering Sciences and Research are wide-ranging, reflecting the diversity of modern biotechnology and providing an ideal milieu for interdisciplinary collaborative research and interaction between students and faculty.
The MIT School of Bioengineering Sciences and Research has always committed to conducting applied research in the frontier, multidisciplinary areas of modern biology and developing a cohesive, talented cohort of multitasking peers.
“We have designed our academic courses to be heavy on doing lab work so that students get to work more on practical’s and not just the theory. Our focus has been to nurture students to be great problem solvers and require them to do a variety of projects throughout their student life at our institute. As a result, our students have already worked on live projects in the industry, which led them to success,” the school management added.
The institute lays strong emphasis on research culture and innovation ecosystem. Emphasizing that, the School of engineering management says, “We have designed and developed 14 state-of-art laboratories and a preincubation BETiC satellite center with IIT Mumbai.”
As bioengineering bridges engineering, biology, and physical science, to encompass this interdisciplinary discipline, the faculty and students explore the following broad themes and research areas:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Environment and Sustainability
Explaining why and how the research areas are important for the holistic development of students, Prof. Dr Mangesh Karad says, “Our faculties possess complementary multidisciplinary expertise with an immensely high research and innovation mindset and a strong academic background. This ensures our students’ overall growth, prepares them for the market, and is capable of exploring the ever-growing R&D in the field of bioengineering.
The faculties are hired from highly reputed, extremely prestigious national and international institutions/ industries, e.g., Lupin Research Park, Pune, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Fresenius Kabi, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd., Terumo Corp, BBraun Medical, Asian Android Pvt Ltd, and eminent research institutions, e.g., Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France, University of Florida, University of Tennessee USA, National Institute of Virology, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, National Chemical Laboratory Pune, Haffkine Institute of Training Testing and Research Mumbai, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, (DRDO), Agricultural Research Centre for cotton, Advanced Centre for Treatment Dharwad Karnataka, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), North-Eastern Hill University, IIAE, etc.”
“The continuous efforts have paid off, and we are proud to state that our institute has made great strides in innovation and research since its inception in 2016. Our students have been well trained in both biology and engineering tools and techniques. The course curriculum has been designed in consultation with industry luminaries and eminent scientists from national research laboratories.
They have represented the institute at the national level SMART India Hackathon (SIH 2020), KPIT Sparkle, NIC, Terre Policy Centre, and international fora at DBT sponsored iGEM competition Boston 2019, Copenhagen Hackathon, United Nations, Earth Hack International Sweden and brought home laurels. To sum up, the future is bright for life sciences and health care domain, especially in the wake of the recent pandemic that has necessitated the critical need for a robust health care system worldwide,” he further adds.
Department of Marine Engineering (Under Maharashtra Academy of Naval Engineering and Training MANET Banner)
Marine engineers are responsible for the upkeep of types of machinery on board. It covers oil tankers, container ships, and other types of vessels. They are in charge of maintaining the Ship’s interior systems, including propulsion, steering, refrigeration, and electrical systems. Deck officers, on the other hand, are involved with safe navigation, cargo operations, and general safety and maintenance of the Ship’s life-saving equipment. As per reports, there are around 72 pre-sea maritime institutes in India. Out of the total maritime colleges in India, 79% are Private colleges, and 21% are Public/Government colleges.
The Maritime Training and Education sector is booming to provide students with this opportunity to take the sea by storm. However, only a few can excel in this arduous job. Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training (MANET) has undertaken this task admirably since its inception in 2001. It is a constituent unit of the prestigious MIT ADT University.
Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training (MANET, Pune) is one such training Institute established in 2001 at the MIT, Kothrud Campus, with the vision to provide skilful and dedicated seafarers to the world of shipping. MANET is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, the Ministry of Shipping, and the Government of India.
It is also certified by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT), Japan. It also has the Ship- in Campus, which is a replica of the Ship’s engine room on Campus.
MANET is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. It received the ‘Devang Mehta foundation award for Educational Leadership Award’ in 2014. It was also honored to be the ‘Best Maritime Training Institute’ by the ABP news channel in 2015. It has been featured in the top 100 best engineering colleges poll by the Time of India in 2014 and was the only marine college to make it on the list.
MANET also supports gender equality by assisting females in achieving academic success. MANET attracts girls from all around the nation who want to achieve their lifetime ambition of working in the Merchant Navy. Many MANET graduated girl cadets are working on merchant navy ships and have established themselves as role models for others who aspire to work in this profession.
This University Department offers two degrees, namely the four years B. Tech in Marine Engineering and three years B.Sc. in Nautical Science programs. Successful completion of the four years B. Tech. The Marine Engineering program enables cadets to join as Trainee Marine Engineers initially, and after successfully passing further exams of Govt. of India, they can work as Chief Engineers on Board. Recent trend shows that the demand for Marine Engineers and deck officers is expected to grow 12% from the year 2022 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Microchip Development Laboratory – In Association with TeckSchool:
The Memorandum of Association (MoU) was signed between the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering and Microchip in association with TECKSCHOOL, Microchip Certified Trainer, on 29 August 2019. The objective of the MoU is to organize the FDPs, and Students Development Program at the Department of E&CE of SOE. The processors of the microchip family are being used in various types of robots. Microchip has provided processor development boards for approximately $1000.
Creating Visionaries of Tomorrow
MIT-ADT university’s School of Engineering has dedicated itself to building an innovative technology space for the youth of this country. With such state-of-the-art engineering colleges, which also happen to be the center of excellence, MIT’s School of Engineering is creating visionaries of tomorrow to make this world an innovative space for growth and development.