Consultation meeting on Industry Academia Interaction at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam
BY Thomas
7 years ago
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Recently, we had an opportunity to attend a consultative meeting hosted by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam (RIT) on Academia Industry partnership. The meeting was in the context of the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of Government of India in which RIT is a part. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the possible areas of cooperation between RIT and the different companies present. Other participants in the meeting included MRF, Rubber Research Institute of India, Infosys Technologies, UST Global, Tata Consultancy Services and Bioway Packs. The discussion was opened up with the Principal setting the context with a presentation on Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology and the expectations of the college from the partnership between Academia and Industry.

This included the following:

  • Establishing Industry-Institute Partnership to bridge the gap between campus and corporate
  • Organizing workshops, conferences and symposiums with joint participation of the faculty and people from industries
  • Arranging guest lectures, technical talks etc.
  • Establishing MOU's between the Institute and industries for consultancy etc.
  • Instituting scholarships to encourage healthy competition among students
  • Providing internship opportunities to students

The companies later presented their views on what are the possible areas of collaboration with the college. The three areas that were discussed primarily included internships for students at the different companies, partnership for 'soft skills' training for students and exchanging experience and knowledge on training and curriculum between academia and industry.

Zyxware Technologies, represented by Thomas P. Thomas, Chief Executive Officer and Anoop John, Chief Technology Office, presented their views on industry academia partnership and suggested ways in which Zyxware Technologies could partner with RIT.

The industry academia collaboration presented a good opportunity for mutual gains. The exchange of ideas could prove beneficial for research and teaching with the inputs from industry on technological advances that occur at a fast pace and practical training. Industry can benefit in areas like new product development, research based impact assessments and training for working professionals. These are only some of the more obvious gains. There are other substantive gains that can occur from an educational perspective which includes a broader perspective on the profession that students can achieve through exposure to industry.

The broad framework for partnership should be developed keeping in mind the similarities and differences in objectives of industry and academia. This would enable to set appropriate mutual expectations for cooperative action and minimise conflicts arising out of mismatched expectations.

A precondition for the partnerships to emerge is the existence of forum for engagement between companies and academia. We requested RIT to set up a portal where RIT could facilitate interaction between members of RIT and staff of interested companies, provide information on various research and consultancy activities that the college undertakes and programmes under which collaboration can happen. Zyxware Technologies outlined the areas in which Zyxware Technologies had engaged with the academia. This included development of RithuOS for students of technology, developer camps and training programmes in engineering colleges and polytechnics for students and faculty and support for Free Software Users Groups in colleges and internships for students. We offered to work with RIT around Free Software. This includes Free Software applications for engineering education, training for students in computer programming. It is hoped that this will be a mutually beneficial opportunity for RIT and Zyxware Technologies.



on 04th October 2007 / by webmaster
A new software developed by Zyxware Technologies all about to revolutionize the way information is collected and processed in tracking diseases like Chikungunya, Dengue, Malaria. The software, is being dedicated to the nation as Free Software under the GNU General Public License (GPL) on 5th October 2007. The first copy of the software will be handed over to the Hon'ble Minister for Health Smt. P. K. Sreemathi Teacher in a function to be held at the minister's office. Announcements Open Source Press Releases Web Development Free Software Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subhash Krisha… (not verified) access_time 24 Feb 2020 - 05:21 I express my appreciation for exceptional work done by you and your team. The objectives in releasing the software as Free and Open Source Software will definitely be an inspiration to millions of Youth who aspire to see our Great India a developed country by 2020. I hope this will inspire youngsters to take bold steps in trying out their ideas and contributing it to our country, however small their contributions may be. I send my warm regards and wish you continued success. Subhash Krishanamoorthy Resmi G (not verified) access_time 24 Feb 2020 - 05:21 My Hearty congrats to zyxware team!!!! Hope this software will go a long way in tackling epidemics like chikungunya. It will be a boon to milliions of people like me who are suffering from chikungunya. The main hurdle at the clinical level for epidemics like chikungunya is that no medicines have been identified for treating this disease. Doctors just prescribe pain killers and paracetamol. The need of the hour is a sincere effort at the govt level to do extensive research for the roots of this disease , develop preventives and prevent such outbreaks in future. Such efforts aided with a GIS software like zyxwares’s will go a long way in eradicating these epidemics. Jai (not verified) access_time 24 Feb 2020 - 05:21 Kudos. I appreciate the effort and contribution from the Zyxware Technologies Team. I hope it would be possible to import the data (both demographic & clinical) collected through Electronic Medical Records (EMR’s) and Hospital Information Systems (HIS) database into the above mentioned modules (Health Monitoring System Management Console and Health Monitor GIS/Reporting Interface application), to generate disease patterns/trends, analyse reasons for occurrance, predict possiblity for future outbreaks for prevention etc. Such a feature/effort could help acheive better results in public health administration in India and other developing countries. Best Wishes Jai Sri Sathya Sai Information Technology Centre Prasanthi Nilayam Sukhdev Singh (not verified) access_time 24 Feb 2020 - 05:21 Please announce the URL from which this Open Source software can be downloaded. Brig K S Kali Prasad (not verified) access_time 24 Feb 2020 - 05:21 A very good effort and well organized GIS Information using the OGC to be studied for all cost effective projects Pagination Current page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Next page Next › Last page Last » Add new comment

on 06th October 2007 / by webmaster
We are happy to announce that our open source application, The Health Monitoring System was dedicated to the nation by Hon'ble Health Minister of Kerala, Smt. P K Sreemathi Teacher by accepting the first copy of the application from Zyxware's CEO Mr. Anoop John on 5th October, 2007. The function was held at the minister's office. Announcements Open Source Press Releases Web Development Free Software Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 24 Feb 2020 - 05:23 great job, this is gonno prove to be a huge leap in health industry.... treppenlift (not verified) access_time 24 Feb 2020 - 05:23 thanks. agen bola asia (not verified) access_time 24 Feb 2020 - 05:23 I've been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.agenbola asia Add new comment
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