Vishwakarma University Institute of Innovation (VUII) in Collaboration with Prof. B.K. Chakravarthy, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay

In response to the evolving landscape of innovation and societal needs, Vishwakarma University is embarking on a transformative initiative, Vishwakarma University Institute of Innovation (VUII) in consultation with Prof. B.K. Chakravarthy from the IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay. This collaborative effort aims to establish a dynamic innovation ecosystem that fosters a humanity-centric model of development. By integrating stakeholders from academia, government and industry, the initiative seeks to generate new opportunities, build capacities, and create impactful solutions that address the unmet needs of society.





Vision

Fostering a Culture of Innovation for Sustainable Development and Societal Empowerment

Mission

The Innovation Cell at Vishwakarma University strives to cultivate a dynamic and inclusive environment that nurtures groundbreaking projects addressing real-world societal and environmental needs. By bridging the gap between industry and academia, we harness creativity to drive innovation and bring ideas to life.

VUII Objectives



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Humanity-Centric Innovation

Develop an innovation ecosystem that places the needs of society at its core, fostering solutions that positively impact communities and individuals.

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Facilitate collaborative efforts between academia and industry to encourage a diverse range of perspectives in problem-solving and innovation.

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Capacity Building

Build the capacity of participants, including faculty, champions, and students, through hands-on project experiences that align with the principles of Project-Based Learning (PBL).

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Champion-led Projects

Identify and assign champions from Vishwakarma University to specific domains or projects, ensuring active involvement and leadership in driving project activities and research.

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Contemporary curriculum, pedagogy and practice ( C2P2 ) Integration

Translate larger projects into smaller sub-projects that can be effectively managed and transferred to students, aligning with the initiative of Concept to Prototype to Product . Emphasize project-based learning to engage students in real-world problem-solving, creating a learning environment that mirrors professional settings.

VUII Inauguration


On 15th March 2024 Vishwakarma University had an inaugural program of Vishwakarma University Institute of Innovation(VUII)in collaboration with Prof. B.K Chakravarthy, Innovation Studio,IDC School,IIT Bombay. The Inauguration Programme was held in Eco Campus Auditorium of Vishwakarma University. The perogramme started with lamplighting & Ganesh Vandana by Music Department of Vishwakarma University. Further President of VU Mr. Bharat Agarwal welcomed the guest Prof. B.K Chakravarthy.

Further VUI2 logo was revieled. Which was followed Introduction of the team by prof. Nishant Kamboj & presentation by Innovation Champions about various ideas for betterment of the societies.

Later Prof. Siddharth Jabade (Vice Chancellor, VU) gave his closing remark. The logo design, frame design, graphic design & branding. design students & professons were rewarded with certificates along with the winners of Essay Competition. The programme was concluded with the vote of Thanks.


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Summer Internship Program at Vishwakarma University Institute of Innovation


Program Duration: 23 April to 19 July (3 months)

Eligibility: Open to students from any program.

Focus Areas:

Program Highlights:

  1. Certification: Participants will receive a certificate from Vishwakarma University and Prof. B.K. Chakravarthy of the Shenoy Innovation Lab, IIT Bombay.
  2. Expert Sessions: The program includes exclusive sessions led by Prof. B.K. Chakravarthy, offering invaluable insights and guidance.
  3. Deputation Opportunities: Outstanding performers will have the chance to be deputed to the Shenoy Innovation Lab, enhancing their practical experience and professional network.

Application Process: Interested students are encouraged to apply promptly to benefit from this exceptional opportunity for learning and career advancement.


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Our Team



Prof. Nishant Kamboj
 
Faculty of Art and Design

Prof. Nishant Kamboj
Core team member

Dr. Amol Randive
 
Faculty of Commerce & Management

Dr. Amol Randive
Core team member

Dr. Pooja Kulkarni
 
Faculty of Science & Technology

Dr. Pooja Kulkarni
Core team member

Ms. Manjushree Pratap
 
Placement & Career Progression Office

Manjushree Pratap
Core team member

 
Faculty of Science & Technology

Prof. Sandip Kulkarni
Mentor

 
Faculty of Art and Design

Prof. Sundara Mohan
Mentor

 
Faculty of Architecture

Prof. Ar. Samruddhi Chitnis
Mentor

 
Faculty of Commerce & Management

Dr. Neerja Aswale
Mentor

 
Faculty of Art and Design

Dr. Mukta Avachat -Shirke
Mentor

 
Faculty of M & C

Dr. Radheshyam Jadhav
Mentor

 
Faculty of Art & Design

Mr. Akash Anant Alegaonkar
Mentor

Prof. Apurva Bhilare
 
Faculty of Law

Prof. Apurva Bhilare
Mentor



Contact Us


Prof. Nishant Kamboj - Director of Vishwakarma University Institute of Innovation

Email: vuii@vupune.ac.in

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