A team of Professors from Vishwakarma Group were invited to participate in Unite India Conference 2019 at Kochi between 14th and 15th November 2019. Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Deshpande and Prof. Deepak Giri from VU, Prof. (Dr.) Mandar Karyakarte from VIIT, Prof. Nachiket Kulkarni from VIT represented Vishwakarma Group at the conference.
This Unite Conference is a yearly event organized by Unity Technologies India that attracts entire community of professionals, hardware vendors and educationists working in immersive technologies domain across India. The purpose of participating in this conference was to
a) understand growing features and capabilities in unity tool and framework
b) listen and discuss with professionals around the world on building immersive experiences using unity
c) explore various types of collaborations for using immersive technologies in education
Under the Unity Academic Alliance Program (UAAP) we have established Vishwakarma Unity Center of Excellence (VUCOE) at our University on 2nd May 2019.
Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Deshpande, Director VUCOE, delivered a talk on “Establishing Unity Center of Excellence In Immersive Technologies @ Vishwakarma Group”. The focus of his speech was on holistic approach in using unity engine as a tool and technology for imparting immersive education at VI. Dr. Y.D. Deshpande vividly spoke on Vishwakarma brand, technology future of education, applications of immersive technologies in various sectors, vision and mission of unity center, activities-roadmap, faculty and student training on unity platform, development of immersive technology lab and experience zone, courses and programmes offered by VUCOE, promotional activities like unity day, knowledge lecture series, game design workshop, faculty research projects and student unity projects. Dr. Deshpande also participated in a panel discussion with other Unity Academic Alliance Partners.
Our team also visited Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) Future Technology Lab for understanding the design and facilities provided for startups working in immersive technologies.