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Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Address:2nd Floor Admission Building,
LD Engg College Campus Navrangpura
Ahmedabad (District Ahmedabad)
Gujarat, India
Pin Code : 380015
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Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad Gujarat is situated in Ahmedabad of Gujarat state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Ahmedabad comes under Ahmedabad Tehsil, Ahmedabad District.

Website of Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad Gujarat is www.gtu.ac.in.



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Gujarat Technological University finalizes punishment for staff indulging in malpractices

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Technological University has on Wednesday finalized the punishment for its staff, who have been caught indulging in malpractices during the examination.

The University had formed a seven-member committee to decide on the punishment for its staff. As per the punishment which has been decided by the seven member committee formed by the GTU, the University has decided that a professor or an invigilator or any of its staff was caught indulging in malpractice they would be debarred from the examination work.

GTU officials said that if the offence was that of the serious nature the GTU has even decided to take disciplinary action and even stop the increment of the staff.tnn

Officials said that the punishment will be implemented from this academic session. The GTU has also decided to form a committee which will decide on the nature of the offence and the punishment which is to be given to the professor.

Gujarat Technological University students in canada under exchange programme

AHMEDABAD: Over 100 students of the pharmacy, computer science and engineering-IT from various institutions across the state left for Laurentian University (LU), Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

These students will be in Canada as a part of its Global Initiative Program. Gujarat Technological University (GTU) students led by Professor Anita Mehta, Principal, L.M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad and Professor. Nirbhay Chaubey, Gujarat Technological University will stay in Canada for till July 29.

The students have been given kits of 6 week program schedule. On 16th June 2012, the University arranged a Sudbury City tour for the students in three different groups by bus.
They visited Sudburys most famous landmark i.e. Sudbury Big Nickel, New Sudbury Centre, located at the corner of Barrydowne Road, Lasalle Boulevard and lakes and beaches etc. The Sudbury Big Nickel is a giant replica of the Canadian five-cent piece.

Mehta and Chaubey visited the university campus and met Abdel Omri, Professor of Pharmacology and Kalpdrum Passi, Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science and inquired about the courses, the examination scheme and collaboration in research work with the GTU.

A new model of education

The Woods Education Despatch of July 1854 laid foundation of the education system in India that we continue to follow even today but whether this university model can hold its own in the galloping times of the 21st century is a much debatable topic.

Gujarat Technological University (GTU) aims to throw in its hat in the debate with its recently commenced research project. The project aims to explore changes in structure of learning in technical education for better administration and functioning.

Titled Design of the Structure of Technology Universities (DSTU), this research project, in the short-term, aims to develop a full structure for the newly-formed varsity so that it isnt overwhelmed by the tried and tested, 150-year-old education system, said Dr Akshai Aggarwal, vice-chancellor with GTU. The university system of 1857 had different requirements as compared to todays needs of education. The structure of GTU, and its various bodies should be designed to help fulfil the varsitys vision. Needs of the 21st century, expectations from a technology university and the direction that India and the world are taking will influence evolution of the university, said Aggarwal.

He believes that the research project can help GTU develop and grow in the right direction, with a continual process of evolution. Though the project was launched by GTU, many other technological universities in India have shown interest in the research project, said Aggarwal. Authorities from these universities participated in the first meeting of the research project to brainstorm on future course of action.

GCET smooth on third day

After two days ordeal, officials of the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) could finally breathe easy on Saturday. The third day of the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET) was a relief due to smooth functioning of the software and the system.

GTU officials claimed that Saturday was a relatively complaint-free day. No major complaints were received from any of 23 exam centres. The exam started at the scheduled time in the morning, noon and evening sessions, the officials said.

On Friday, because of technical glitches, LJ College on Sarkhej road had cancelled the afternoon session of the exam. It will be conducted on Sunday with three other centres in Gujarat after the GTU re-scheduled it for Sunday.

While around 125 students will be appearing for the re-scheduled exam on Sunday, some of the parents complained that a few students were put in a dilemma as the exam clashed with Indian Banking service on Sunday.

My son has been preparing for both the exams. He was to take the GCET on Friday but because of the technical problem, it was rescheduled for Sunday. He was to appear for Indian Banking Service exam which is on Sunday. Now, he will have to choose between the two exams, said Chandrakant Patel, father of a student.

One principal for three colleges? GTU probes

The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has launched an investigation in the allegations of a ghost principal in a management and two pharmacy colleges after a report published by an academic inspection committee claimed that one Ranjan Ghosh was found to be the principal of the three colleges within a span of six months.

The language of the report seemed to suggest that Ghosh was working simultaneously in all the three colleges, said GTU registrar Gitesh Joshi adding that they called Ghosh for questioning on Friday. The registrar however refused to share any information regarding Ghoshs questioning.

We have also asked the managements of the three institutes to submit details of their appointments and staff register to verify the allegations. We will take action against him and the institutes in question, if it is proved with evidence that Ghosh worked simultaneously for all the three colleges, said Joshi.

Under GTU service rules, no employee is allowed to work at more than one institute at a time.GTU officials said such cases are common because the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) insisted on the appointment of adequate full-time staff. The officials further added that most of the institutes appointed principles for a month or two, during AICTEs inspection. They appoint the principal of another college on a high salary with the mutual understanding that the job appointment would only be for a month or two. If Ghosh worked as a ghost principal, he must have received a token amount from two colleges and a full salary from the one where he was legally employed as a full time principal, said a GTU official.

This malpractice will not continue for too long because the GTU itself will be conducting regular inspections to verify the staff strength said Joshi. He however refused to divulge the name of the colleges in question. The accused, Ranjan Ghosh was not available for comment.

Technical problems with the online system delay G-Cet by 2 hours

Blunders in Gujarat Common Entrance Test (G-Cet) continued to rule the exam on the second day too thereby delaying the morning session of the exam by two hours. Officials at the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) – that conducts the G-CET said that the administrator of the exam forgot to deactivate the old set of question papers from the server before adding new set of questions on Friday morning.

Officials said that because of limited capacity of question storage in the online system, the questions got mixed up. Vice Chancellor of GTU, Dr Akshai Aggarwal stated the cause of the blunder to be the unprofessional approach of employees handling the system from the National Stock Exchange- IT (NSE- IT) in Mumbai.

The exam was delayed as they started deleting old questions one by one. The problem was faced in around 6 centres in Gujarat, he explained.

According to sources, the confusion grew along with the crowd as students appearing in the afternoon exam session and their parents started gathering at the centres.

Speaking of the technical problem on the first day, Dr Aggarwal said, To do justice to the students at three such centres, we have recommended re-scheduling the exam on Sunday. This will include around 125 students reappearing for the exams in Rajkot and Surat too.

Gujarat Technological University mulls new model of university education

The Woods Education Despatch of July 1854 laid foundation of the education system in India that we continue to follow even today but whether this university model can hold its own in the galloping times of the 21st century is a much debatable topic.

Gujarat Technological University (GTU) aims to throw in its hat in the debate with its recently commenced research project. The project aims to explore changes in structure of learning in technical education for better administration and functioning.

Titled Design of the Structure of Technology Universities (DSTU), this research project, in the short-term, aims to develop a full structure for the newly-formed varsity so that it isnt overwhelmed by the tried and tested, 150-year-old education system, said Dr Akshai Aggarwal, vice-chancellor with GTU.

The university system of 1857 had different requirements as compared to todays needs of education. The structure of GTU, and its various bodies should be designed to help fulfil the varsitys vision. Needs of the 21st century, expectations from a technology university and the direction that India and the world are taking will influence evolution of the university, said Aggarwal.

He believes that the research project can help GTU develop and grow in the right direction, with a continual process of evolution.

Though the project was launched by GTU, many other technological universities in India have shown interest in the research project, said Aggarwal.

Authorities from these universities participated in the first meeting of the research project to brainstorm on future course of action.

Gujarat Tech University plans new engg in project mgmt course

As the chemical industry in the state grows, the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) plans to do its bit for the industrys requirement of efficient manpower. The varsity has plans to come up with first-of-its-kind of masters course in engineering in project management in chemical industry.

Recently, in a bid to start the new course, the GTU had called a meeting to chalk out details of the syllabus. The meeting saw the presence of experts from industries like Engineers India Limited, IFFCO Ltd, Reliance Industries Dahej, Jamnagar and Vadodara apart from Adani Power Limited and faculties and representatives from colleges affiliated to the GTU.

GTU authorities said that with massive flow of investment in the state, there is need to provide requisite technical manpower. With increasing activities in chemical industries, the need for technical manpower had also emerged.

To address the issue, many industry representatives had demanded that we start a course especially for the chemical industry. In the global and fast-paced business environment success of complex projects cannot be achieved by technical competence alone.

These environments require reality-based project management skills and expertise as well. To meet the industry demand for ready pass outs, we are planning ME in project management for chemical industry, said vice-chancellor at GTU Dr Akshai Aggarwal.

He said that industries have said that they would send their employees to pursue course once the varsity starts the course.

Even for general students, if they pursue this course, there are opportunities of better job placements in chemical industries as the course would focus mainly on training students in the complete life cycle process starting from project identification, viability and land selection to equipment erection and commissioning, he said.

He said that if the team designing the syllabus completes its work soon, they might start the course from next academic year.

Gujarat Technological University fines three colleges for staff crunch

RAJKOT-AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Technological University imposed a fine ranging from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 40 lakh on three colleges for having acute staff crunch and not reporting the same to the GTU. The action was taken after investigation teams of GTU found that the staff strength of these colleges was far below the mandatory requirement.

Officials said that the three colleges are in Prantij, Rajkot and Ahmedabad. While the GITS College in Prantij has been asked to pay up Rs 40 lakh, the GK Bharad Engineering College in Rajkot has been fined Rs 25 lakh. The Universal College of Engineering in Ahmedabad has been asked to pay up Rs four lakh. Officials said that the colleges were penalized for having acute scarcity of staff. It needs mention that the a recent survey by the GTU had revealed a staff scarcity of over 40 per cent. The survey was carried out by the Local Inquiry Committee (LIC) of GTU.

The LIC teams visited 453 colleges offering courses in degree, diploma engineering colleges, pharmacy, MBA, MCA, architecture and hotel management. The survey revealed an alarming staff crunch which amounts to injustice to students who pay Rs 40,000 to Rs 80,000 annually as fee to the colleges.

Real plane training for Gujarat Technological University students

So far, students of aeronautical engineering students in colleges affiliated to the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) studied aircraft instruments and avionics, mechanical systems, hydraulic systems through toy-like models.

But thanks to the efforts of the GTU, these students will soon be able to able to take practical lessons in complicated technology and airport civil works, infrastructure, equipment in real aircraft.

Recently, the GTU signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ahmedabad Aviation Aeronautics Limited (AAA) to improve the quality of practical lessons for students of aeronautical engineering.

As per the MoU, students from the GTU will be taught about various aircraft and aircraft systems. This will include aero engine theory - piston engines, jet engines, aircraft instruments and avionics, aircraft mechanical systems, aircraft hydraulic systems, aircraft construction and metallurgy - apart from aircraft communication and navigational equipment.

Up until now, students of aeronautical engineering used mini and giant aircraft models. Now students plan to fly down to this Mehsana-based institute for practical lessons. This will improve students knowledge about aircraft, and so improve their understanding. The institutes technicians and experts will impart students lessons. Overall, it will add weightage to students practical learning, said Dr Akshai Aggarwal, vice chancellor of the GTU.

The MoU will also allow students to attend aviation workshop practice, study of communication and navigational equipment used at airports, modules on aviation awareness programmes to expose students to various career opportunities available to technical graduates in aviation industry.

The institute will also provide the occasional joyride in aircrafts to students - Know flying a 10-hour capsule of actually learning basics of flying an airplane - to mention a few activities.

Dr Aggarwal said that as the students are better exposed to practical aspects, prospectus for better placements and pay packages will also improve in the coming season for placements.

Gujarat Technological University re-works syllabus to reduce failure rate

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has decided to adopt the active learning technique and make the syllabus, especially the difficult portions of different papers, easy to understand with the use of easy language, graphics and cartoons so that the students are able to grasp and understand the technical stuff better.

The move comes following the shockingly low result posted by the GTU degree and diploma engineering students in the first semester. While 80 per cent students failed in the first semester degree engineering exam, 70 per cent diploma students failed to pass the exam.

The GTU decided to conduct workshops to understand the problem areas with the students. Two workshops were held with the teachers. tnnThe decision to de-mystify the syllabus with the use of easy language and animations was taken at the third workshop.

Special attention will be paid to topics where students are failing consistently to perform. These topics will be demystified so that students are able to learn better and hence score better, said GTU official.

The teachers have been asked to submit complete the process of converting topics underlined to be difficult into easily understood content by July.

Online admissions for tech courses in Gujarat Technology University begins

On the first day of the admission procedure, some 22,500 students across Gujarat purchased booklets and PIN and got started with the online registration. The PIN is required to log on to the website of Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC).

The registration data available with ACPC office in Ahmedabad suggest that students have started the admission procedure for engineering and pharmacy courses in colleges affiliated to Gujarat Technology University. As per the information available with ACPC officials, on the first day some 2,000 students logged on to the website for admission procedure. The data also suggest that of the total, 1,700 students initiated the registration procedure on Monday. However, as the day ended, only 68 could complete the registration.

Officials said, the number of PIN sold on the first day can be considered low as class XII Science mark sheets were being distributed in schools till 1 pm. It was only after getting the mark sheets that the students could collect the guidance booklets and PIN from Punjab National Bank. The guidance booklet is sold for Rs350 each and is available at 75 branches of the bank in Gujarat.

Explaining the admission procedure, BJ Shah, one of the officials at ACPC, said once students purchase a PIN from the bank, they will have to log on to www.gujacpc.nic.in and a form with basic details will appear on the screen.

Shah added, Once students fill in all the details, they will have to submit a copy online.

They will then have to submit a hard copy of the form with the necessary documents at the nearest help centre. Registration process is considered complete only after a student submits a hardcopy with the required documents at the help centre. Registration for engineering and pharmacy will continue till June 4.

Engg aspirants, check how good is college you plan to get into

A report by Gujarat Technological Universitys inspection committee states that of the 103 engineering colleges in Gujarat, nearly 70 per cent are short of faculty members, laboratories, computers and libraries

The Admission Committee for Professional Courses began admission process for engineering on Monday. Booklets will be distributed till June 4 while online registration process has begun. But how good are the colleges students will be opting for during the choice-filling process?

Mirror had filed an application under Right to Information Act (RTI), seeking the report submitted by the committee that had conducted inspection of 103 engineering colleges of Gujarat Technological University (GTU) between July and September last year.

The results were shocking. Nearly 70 per cent of the colleges did not have adequate faculty members as per the norms of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). That apart, several colleges did not have principals, heads of departments, lab facility, library, computers, drinking water facility and ladies rooms.

NO LIGHTs
At colleges which had libraries, either e-journals were not available or national and international journals and reference books were not stocked. Some institutes did not even have proper lighting facility while some used pirated software in computers.

As per the report, some colleges like L J Institute of Engineering and Technology on S G Highway did not even have a non-agricultural (NA) certificate. They were found to be charging extra fee under the head Industry Interface. The institute did not have a language lab, either.

POSTS VACANT
In Samarth Engineering College, Himmatnagar, the principals post was vacant; national and international journals did not meet students requirement. Even from the available land of 16.5 acres, approximately 4.10 acres had no NA certificate. Ahmedabad Institute of Technology, Gota, did not have enough infrastructure facilities including classrooms, tutorial rooms and language lab.

Many of these self-financed colleges had hiked their fee by 20-25 per cent in 2011 saying they had to pay their faculty members as per the Sixth Pay Commission. But these colleges were not paying the faculty as per the sixth pay panel; even necessary facilities were not being provided to students. Quality education was being compromised despite the fee hike.

QUALITY OF DRINKING WATER NOT GOOD
At Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technical Education and Research Centre in Navsari, the inspection panel found that the quality of drinking water was not good. The college neither had a digital library nor a good canteen. It did not even have sufficient fans and tubelights in classrooms, labs and libraries. Internet surfing slots were not allotted to students. An anti-ragging committee was absent. Students complained to the panel that even security was not adequate since petrol was often stolen from their vehicles.

PIRATED SOFTWARE
VVP Engineering College Rajkot, one of the sought-after engineering colleges did not have advanced licensed version of software for computer department. It did not have sufficient room space for its library.

At Atmiya Insitute of Technology and Science, Rajkot, there were no safety measures in the electric lab for protection of students and staff. J M Sabva Institute of Engineering and Technology did not have safety measures like grills, overhead high intensity electric wires and flooring. It neither had necessary equipment for labs nor regular teaching and non-teaching staff.

The inspection was carried out at a cost of Rs 12 lakh and a report submitted to GTU in September. However, till December the officials had not issued orders to deficient colleges. It was only after Mirror reported the same in January that the orders were issued. The colleges were asked to submit deficiency compliance within 45 days of the order.

SECOND ROUND OF INSPECTION ON

Now, a second round of inspection is on by a committee comprising deans of various faculties in GTU-affiliated colleges.

Vice Chancellor Akshai Aggarwal said, As is evident from the observations made by the first inspection panel, the engineering colleges affiliated to GTU are not upto the mark. Nearly 70 per cent of them do not have enough teachers and facilities for students. We have been pressuring them to improve. A second inspection team comprising deans from different faculties is visiting colleges to check whether they have followed the suggestions made by the first panel.

SHOWCAUSE NOTICE TO GNAGAR COLLEGE

Of the colleges that have already been inspected by the second team, some of them have improved their facilities, but new problems were reported in many others, said Aggarwal. We have fined and issued a showcause notice to Universal College of Engineering and Technology, Gandhinagar, he said.

According to the observations made by the first inspection panel, Universal college did not have regular teaching and non-teaching staff as per AICTE-GTU norms. Faculty cadre ratio was not maintained and neither were they being paid as per the rules and regulations of state government. The college required research lab, classrooms and boy-girls common rooms as per AICTE norms. They also did not have necessary lab equipment and computers.

Aggarwal says even parents and students are responsible for the deteriorating quality of education in engineering colleges. In many cases, the colleges have been grappling with the same problem for over two years. But students do not complain since paper-checking is done leniently. Only if a student fails in his exams will he-she bring the issues to light. That is not how it should be.

If the panel finds that the colleges have still not taken necessary steps to improve facilities, GTU will take strict action against them.

Aggarwal said, I have asked the deans to submit the second report so that we know the status of infrastructure facilities and vacant posts in these colleges. If they are found to be doing nothing to improve their standards, we will urge the AICTE to issue them a closure notice. In the new colleges that are coming up, we are taking utmost care to ensure that only those that meet AICTE norms are given affiliation.

LOWDOWN ON CITY-BASED ENGG COLLEGES

Shankersingh Vaghela Bapu Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
1) Need to appoint principal, teaching and non-teaching staff as per AICTE-GTU norms; cadre ratio and student staff ratio should be maintained
2) Require necessary national and international Journals
3) Laboratory with necessary equipment should be developed.

Silver Oak College of Engineering and Technology, Ahmedabad
1) Need to appoint teaching staff as per AICTE-GTU norms

Venus International College of Technology, Gandhinagar
1) Require hostel facility for boys and girls
2) Need to appoint senior faculty as per AICTE-GTU norms
3) National and international journals should be provided in hard copy format
4) Workshop equipment should be installed properly
5) Barrier-free environment required for physically challenged students

SAL Institute of Technology and Engg Research
1) Need to appoint teaching, non-teaching staff as per AICTE-GTU norms, cadre ratio should be maintained
2) Need to provide necessary lab equipment

Narayan Shastri Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad
1) Need to appoint regular principal, teaching staff as per AICTE-GTU norms. They should be paid as per the rules and regulations of Gujarat government
2) Students should be insured
3) Need to fulfil necessary requirements of national and international journals, language laboratory should be set up immediately.

Alpha College of Engineering and Technology, Gandhinagar
1) Faculty cadre ratio should be maintained.
2) Shortfall in no of journals, computers, printers

Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology, Ahmedabad
1) Need to appoint teaching staff as per AICTE-GTU norms
2) Classrooms, drawing halls and seminar halls should be completed

Gujarat Technological University facing acute teacher shortage

The dismal result of the first semester of diploma in engineering in polytechnic colleges affiliated to the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) shouldnt come as a surprise. As per the information shared under Right to Information last year, on an average 70% of teaching posts are vacant in 26 of these colleges.

The total sanctioned posts of principal, head of department and lecturer comes to 2,730. However, only 845 teaching posts are filled which amounts to only 30.95% of the posts. A total of 1,885 posts are vacant awaiting government nod.

Of the 26 polytechnics only four have full-time principals. Of the sanctioned 253 posts of head of the department only 94 are filled and of the 2,451 sanctioned posts of lecturers only 747 are filled.

There are around 72 polytechnic colleges in Gujarat with 45,000 seats for diploma studies. Experts in the field of education state that faculty crunch is due to double shifts and increase in number of seats in the last few years.

It has been four years since the classes for diploma runs in two shifts. This automatically increases requirement for teaching faculty. Moreover, number of seats has been increased. There is huge gap in teacher-student ratio, said one of the principals.The proposal to fill the sanctioned posts had been lying with the state government for the last four years but no approval had been granted so far, he added.

Commissioner of technical education, T Natarajan, agreed that there were vacant seats in polytechnic colleges. To fill up the important posts, we have to follow procedure. The proposal to fill these posts is lying with the education department, he said. He, however, claimed that they have recruited around 1,000 people on temporary and contractual basis to solve problem of faculty crunch.

Fake Gujarat Technological University website adds to confusion

AHMEDABAD: A private website mimicking to be officially belonging to Gujarat Technological University (GTU) is creating confusion among GTU students .

Posters of a private website which uses the name of GTU have been put up at various corners of the GTU Campus. The website offers that if a candidate provides the marks scored in board examination and GUJCET, it will provide details like names of the institute where the students will get admissions. GTU officials claim that they have no idea of the website and deny permission for it.

Meanwhile, a case of favouritism has raised eyebrows among the students of BK School of Management. A student has been given a separate hall to write exam papers. Institute director Sarla Achuthan said that after the student complained of disturbance by others in the class, a special separate arrangement was made for him.

GTU a big draw for senior staff at other varsities

Ahmedabad The states biggest university in terms of jurisdiction as also the number of colleges affiliated with it, the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) is turning out to be a favourite destination for senior functionaries of other universities.

GTU, set up in 2009, was so far having only vice-chancellor Akshai Aggarwal as permanent employee. All other staffers, including registrar, were on deputation from other departments and government engineering colleges.

After GTUs board of governors approved recruitment of 18 administrative officers on a permanent basis a few months ago, the GTU last week selected seven persons through written tests and interviews. Six of them are from different universities in the state.

While Jitesh Joshi, selected for the post of registrar, is from the Central University of Gujarat in Gandhinagar, two deputy registrars are from other universities in the state — Jeetendra Chaturbhai Lilani, Gujarat Universitys controller of examination (COE), and Pankaj Bayati, a senior administrative official of Ganpat University at Mehsana.

Among those selected as assistant registrars include Dharmesh Patel, the seniormost official of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) after its director Bimal N Patel. Yet, Dharmesh Patel has agreed to join GTU as an assistant registrar.

Others selected for assistant registrar are Sumit Janardan Sharma from GU and Sonal Acharya from the Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English (SCOPE).

While Joshi joined last week, others have also been issued appointment letters.

Vice-chancellor Akshai Aggarwal said others would join soon after being relieved by their present employers.

Though GTU, as a state university, offers the same salary as other universities in the state, some of those selected by GTU say there was lot of political interference in their institutions, which is not the case with GTU.

The reason, according to officials, is that the GTU, being a technological university, functions according to norms prescribed by the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE), with very little scope for political intervention.

GTU a big draw for senior staff at other varsities

Ahmedabad The states biggest university in terms of jurisdiction as also the number of colleges affiliated with it, the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) is turning out to be a favourite destination for senior functionaries of other universities.

GTU, set up in 2009, was so far having only vice-chancellor Akshai Aggarwal as permanent employee. All other staffers, including registrar, were on deputation from other departments and government engineering colleges.
After GTUs board of governors approved recruitment of 18 administrative officers on a permanent basis a few months ago, the GTU last week selected seven persons through written tests and interviews. Six of them are from different universities in the state.

While Jitesh Joshi, selected for the post of registrar, is from the Central University of Gujarat in Gandhinagar, two deputy registrars are from other universities in the state — Jeetendra Chaturbhai Lilani, Gujarat Universitys controller of examination (COE), and Pankaj Bayati, a senior administrative official of Ganpat University at Mehsana.
Among those selected as assistant registrars include Dharmesh Patel, the seniormost official of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) after its director Bimal N Patel. Yet, Dharmesh Patel has agreed to join GTU as an assistant registrar.
Others selected for assistant registrar are Sumit Janardan Sharma from GU and Sonal Acharya from the Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English (SCOPE).

While Joshi joined last week, others have also been issued appointment letters. Vice-chancellor Akshai Aggarwal said others would join soon after being relieved by their present employers. Though GTU, as a state university, offers the same salary as other universities in the state, some of those selected by GTU say there was lot of political interference in their institutions, which is not the case with GTU.

The reason, according to officials, is that the GTU, being a technological university, functions according to norms prescribed by the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE), with very little scope for political intervention.

GTU a big draw for senior staff at other varsities

Ahmedabad The states biggest university in terms of jurisdiction as also the number of colleges affiliated with it, the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) is turning out to be a favourite destination for senior functionaries of other universities.

GTU, set up in 2009, was so far having only vice-chancellor Akshai Aggarwal as permanent employee. All other staffers, including registrar, were on deputation from other departments and government engineering colleges.

After GTUs board of governors approved recruitment of 18 administrative officers on a permanent basis a few months ago, the GTU last week selected seven persons through written tests and interviews. Six of them are from different universities in the state.

While Jitesh Joshi, selected for the post of registrar, is from the Central University of Gujarat in Gandhinagar, two deputy registrars are from other universities in the state — Jeetendra Chaturbhai Lilani, Gujarat Universitys controller of examination (COE), and Pankaj Bayati, a senior administrative official of Ganpat University at Mehsana.

Among those selected as assistant registrars include Dharmesh Patel, the seniormost official of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) after its director Bimal N Patel. Yet, Dharmesh Patel has agreed to join GTU as an assistant registrar.

Others selected for assistant registrar are Sumit Janardan Sharma from GU and Sonal Acharya from the Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English (SCOPE).

While Joshi joined last week, others have also been issued appointment letters.

Vice-chancellor Akshai Aggarwal said others would join soon after being relieved by their present employers.

Though GTU, as a state university, offers the same salary as other universities in the state, some of those selected by GTU say there was lot of political interference in their institutions, which is not the case with GTU.

The reason, according to officials, is that the GTU, being a technological university, functions according to norms prescribed by the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE), with very little scope for political intervention.

GTU presses for more land to get UGC grants

Ahmedabad The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has requested the state government to allot it more land to fulfill conditions to get financial grants from the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Though any university recognised by the state government gets UGC approval autonomically, it must satisfy certain conditions for it to become eligible for financial grants.

The rule 12(B) of the UGC Act of 1957, which has not been amended so far, wants a university to have at least 200 acres of land for its premises if it wants financial grants. However, this condition is becoming difficult for many state universities, particularly the new ones being set up, owing to depletion of land bank with the state governments.

Set up in 2009, GTU was first allotted 21 acres at Chandkheda to construct a building and accommodate its offices. As the building is under construction, it currently functions from the Joint Committee for Professional Courses (JACPC) building on the LD College of Engineering campus.

GTU Vice-Chancellor Akshai Aggarwal told that the government had in-principle agreed to allot 100 acres of land near Gandhinagar. But since GTU would still be short of land to fulfill the UGC conditions, it has requested the government to allot 37 acres land adjoining the 100-acre plot near Gandhinagar.

Besides, the university has sought land to set up its regional centres in Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot so that the 200-acre criterion can be fulfilled.

According to Aggarwal, land is required to set up various postgraduate departments and laboratories etc. for research projects.

The V-C said he had also recently requested the Union Human Resource Development Ministry to consider GTUs case for financial grants in the 12th Five-Year Plan.

The government has allocated Rs 80 crore for 2012-13 to GTU for construction of its building and setting up an advanced laboratory to enable research and development in various engineering and pharmaceutical fields.

The university has already started 12 PG courses and research programmes through its affiliated colleges.

Gujarat Technological University incubates Ayurveda for world

In its endeavour to promote Ayurveda treatment in the state, Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has set up Kotlers Incubator for Ayurvedic Medicines in Ahmedabad.

This research facility is part of the Kotler Centre that has its units in several universities of the world. GTU is the first university in India to house this incubator.

Named after marketing Guru Philip Kotler, the incubator aims to promote research in Ayurveda as a viable form of medication. It also will chalk out a marketing plan to popularise this science in the world and will also boost research habits of GTU students, said vice-chancellor of the varsity, Dr Akshai Aggarwal.

Kotler believed that marketing can not only solve business challenges, but also can be strategically designed for society at large. The Kotler Centre for Marketing Excellence (KCME) works in four areas of specialisation of which GTU has chosen to work in health segment, focussing on Ayurveda, said Aggarwal.

A student, after pursuing research with the incubator for one year, will be given an opportunity to present their work in a conference at Malaysia the following year.

According to Aggarwal, three colleges will handle one research project. The research will popularise marketing plan for widespread use of Ayurveda in India and other countries.

It is believed that there are no organised details available in usage of Ayurvedic medicines, said Aggarwal.

He further said that Kotlers Incubator aims to boost research at GTU as students will list out categories of diseases - from routine to special and occasional to seasonal.

80% fail GTU 1st semester exams

If the number of students passing its exams is any measure of the quality of education at an institute, Gujarat Technological University (GTU) would fair poorly. Around 80% of its diploma in engineering students failed in one or more subjects and only 20% students passed in all the subjects in the first semester examination whose results were declared recently.

Sources at the newly-constituted GTU said that the results of the first semester examination in diploma engineering were actually only 18.36%. University officials, however, insisted that 20% students had cleared the exam that was held in January this year.

According to the information provided by GTU officials, 42,000 students appeared in the first semester exam but only 8,400 students could pass.The percentage of the results has gone down by 10% if compared with last years results. Last year, 30% of the students who took the first semester examination had passed.

GTUs controller of examination, GP Vadodaria, conceded that the results had been poor this year. The results of the first semester exam in diploma in engineering have been poor. We are working to find out why this has happened, he said.
Though university officials refused to share information about the results, sources claimed that a majority of the students had failed in mathematics.

According to universitys rules, students who fail in up to four subjects are allowed to continue to the second semester of diploma in engineering course. This means all the students who have failed in the first semester exam will be promoted to the second semester along with the 20% students who have passed in all the subjects.

Despite several calls to the vice-chancellor Dr Akshai Aggarwal, she could not be contacted for her comments.Earlier, during a conversation with DNA, Dr Aggarwal had said that Gujarati medium students might find it difficult to cope with the engineering curriculum. To make things easier for them and improve the universitys results, Dr Aggarwal had instructed that the curriculum for the diploma courses be simplified.

Education experts in the city blamed lack of sufficient number of competent teachers, inadequate infrastructure and lack of effort to improve the quality of technical education at the university, for the poor quality of teaching at GTU.
GU senate member Dr Manish Doshi said the state government was playing with the future of thousands of students.
The poor results of GTU can be attributed to the mushrooming of technical colleges that are run without enough faculty and infrastructure. Many colleges do not have good teachers. The state government should focus on improving the quality of technical education in the state, he said.

Gujarat Technological Universitys one-size-fits-all job plans

Ahmedabad: Gujarat might be witnessing heavy industrialisation, but students in engineering, pharmacy and business administration disciplines dont seem to get the right share of the pie of job opportunities created in the state. So to push the students to grab jobs, Gujarat Technological University (GTU) is planning a new placement system called lateral placement in colleges affiliated to the varsity.Lateral placements will provide opportunity to students for jobs as companies would visit the campuses even after the regular placement season gets over. This arrangement will help the students who fail to impress prospective recruiters during the regular placement season.

According to GTU vice-chancellor Dr Akshai Aggarwal, the university will start lateral placements in engineering, pharmacy, MBA and MCA colleges from this year. He said they came up with the idea after seeing the results of the regular placement seasons at GTU affiliated colleges, where not many students got placed and those who got placed managed to get an average salary of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh. The highest salary was Rs 5 lakh a year.

There were many students who did not get placed at all. It may be for various reasons, but like other students they also want a good job after getting a degree. Currently, the system is such that colleges invite companies to campus to recruit students. There are some colleges in remote parts of the state and they do not have enough infrastructure and even training placement officers. These colleges find it difficult to get good companies for recruitment, he said.

To facilitate the placement process, GTU also plans to start Integrated Training and Placement Cell. Introduction of lateral placements would be part of the cell. One of the objectives of the cell is also to centralise the placement system so that all colleges can get recruiters. We will train placement officers, who will interact with the companies in order to invite them to placements through the new cell, Aggarwal said.

GTUs medal hunt: GU remains tight-fisted

Ahmedabad: It is an irony of sorts. The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) is struggling to get donors to encourage engineering and pharmacy toppers and give gold medals as it holds its first ever convocation on January 19. Incidentally, after the Gujarat University (GU) affiliated engineering, pharmacy and other professional courses colleges were shifted under the GTU, the former has a surplus of around 39 gold medals.The surplus medals at GU were meant for toppers in engineering, pharmacy and professional courses colleges that were transferred to GTU two years ago. The donors at the GU for these 39 gold medals had sponsored them to encourage engineering, pharmacy and other professional course toppers.Even as the GTU has managed to get only 3 donors to sponsor gold medals, the GU vice-chancellor Dr Parimal Trivedi is not even thinking of transferring the gold medals to the GTU to help the new varsity and encourage students.

The GU has 26 gold medals for Bachelor of Engineering, 6 for Bachelor of Pharmacy, 5 for MBA and 2 gold jmedals for MCA in surplus. When asked about this, Dr Trivedi said that they have no plans to transfer the surplus gold medals to the GTU. For doing so, we have to seek donors permission. We will seek their permission and transfer the gold medals to other disciplines at the GU, he said.

Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) spokesperson and syndicate member at GU Manish Doshi said that not finding donors at GTU is a shameful matter for the education sector in Gujarat. Doshi said that the Gujarat government that has been spending crores to celebrate different utsavs is not coming forward to sponsor gold medal to boost the students spirit.

The gold medals should be given from the funds of central admission committee and GTU admission fee worth Rs 69 lakh. GTU has more than 18 cr as examination fee for last three years and enrolment income of worth Rs 58 cr, he said.

GTU to bear costs of gold medals

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has decided to bear the costs of gold medals after only three sponsors came forward for the same. GTU wants to award gold medals to students who topped in engineering and pharmacy courses.

The decision will cost GTU more than Rs 1 lakh as it needs to sponsor around 34 gold medals with each medal costing around Rs3,500.GTU examination controller GP Vadodaria said that the three sponsored gold medals include one medal for the topper in pharmaceutics subject of PG-pharmacy. The gold medal is sponsored by one Bimalkumar Aadaiya from Junagadh. The other two gold medals are sponsored for BE-civil engineering and BE-mechanical engineering toppers.Vadodaria also said that the authorities had invited chief minister Narendra Modi to become chief guest at the first convocation but because of his prior engagements, he would not be able to attend the convocation. As the CM is not available, we have sent invitation to LandT chairman AM Naik and managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, E Sreedharan, he said. He said that none of them had yet confirmed.

About the dress code for the varsitys first convocation, he said they have zeroed in on the off-white salwar-kurta with a stole with GTU logo on it. We have issued order to make samples of the stole and expect to finalise a design within few days. One stole costs around Rs100 to Rs350, he said.

Around 3,500 students will be getting degrees at the first convocation of GTU scheduled to be held on January 19. Of the total, around 1,600 students will be receiving the degrees in person, said Vadodaria.

GTU to bear costs of gold medals

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has decided to bear the costs of gold medals after only three sponsors came forward for the same. GTU wants to award gold medals to students who topped in engineering and pharmacy courses.
The decision will cost GTU more than Rs 1 lakh as it needs to sponsor around 34 gold medals with each medal costing around Rs3,500.
GTU examination controller GP Vadodaria said that the three sponsored gold medals include one medal for the topper in pharmaceutics subject of PG-pharmacy. The gold medal is sponsored by one Bimalkumar Aadaiya from Junagadh. The other two gold medals are sponsored for BE-civil engineering and BE-mechanical engineering toppers.
Vadodaria also said that the authorities had invited chief minister Narendra Modi to become chief guest at the first convocation but because of his prior engagements, he would not be able to attend the convocation.
As the CM is not available, we have sent invitation to LandT chairman AM Naik and managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, E Sreedharan, he said. He said that none of them had yet confirmed.
About the dress code for the varsitys first convocation, he said they have zeroed in on the off-white salwar-kurta with a stole with GTU logo on it. We have issued order to make samples of the stole and expect to finalise a design within few days. One stole costs around Rs100 to Rs350, he said.
Around 3,500 students will be getting degrees at the first convocation of GTU scheduled to be held on January 19. Of the total, around 1,600 students will be receiving the degrees in person, said Vadodaria.

Exam cancelled for want of lab in GTU

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) authorities have ordered an engineering college in Jamnagar to cancel its examination. The order comes after the revelation that the college did not have enough equipment in the laboratory to conduct a practical examination.

The practical examination accounts for 50 marks. Without adequate instruments, how can a college conduct practical examination? We have asked them to take students to another college where the equipment are available and take the test, said vice-chancellor of GTU Dr Akshai Aggarwal.He said practicals are essential as they teach students practical lessons. He also said that GTU has asked the college authorities to also arrange for equipment for practical examination as soon as possible. Apart from this, the GTU has also warned two college principals on the same issue.

Three-member GTU panel to probe SMS episode

Ahmedabad: Authorities of the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) have formed a three-member committee to probe the incident of question paper leak through SMS by an examiner, Ankit Mehta. This committee comprises members of GTU examination committee, said exam coordinator at the institute GP Vadodaria.

Interestingly, while the university officials claimed they have lodged a police complaint in the case, inspector DR Vadher of Gujarat University police station said, they have not been approached by GTU officials. We dont know anything of this case as we have not received any complaint from the university (GTU) in this matter.
We can respond only after officials lodge a proper FIR. As of now we havent been approached by the university officials, Vadher said.Mehta, a computer teacher at Alpha One college in Khatraj, was deputed an observer in an examination hall of government engineering college in sector 28 in Gandhinagar. However, on Tuesday, he was caught red-handed while trying to send SMS to five students and a professor, Neerav Gadhiya, informing them of questions in the fifth semester exam for Oriented Programming with Java language.Vadodaria said that the five students and the professor have been called for further enquiry on December 5.According to sources, Mehta who is pursuing ME, is not qualified to be a computer teacher, though he was given the job at the college.

During enquiry, we will be able to know exact details. So far we have learnt that one of the students and Mehta were room mates. Their association may be the reason why he thought of leaking information, said Vadodaria.He added that GTU has also asked for Mehtas background. It is learnt that Mehta reached the exam centre two hours early. We are trying to probe the reason behind his reaching the centre so early and if there are more people helping him, he said. Meanwhile, Mehtas cell phone has been confiscated.

Learning from the incident, the GTU officials have made it a rule to assign the task of an observer only to those at the level of senior associate professor and above.
Also, we are mulling a proposal to create the post of two observers at the exam centre, Vadodaria said.


Students left in lurch as institute refuses to refund fees

Ahmedabad: Nearly 50 students of RB Institute of Management, Bapunagar, are in a fix as the college is refusing to refund their money they had paid at the time of admission but later transferred to other colleges. To add to their woes, the college is also allegedly refusing to return the academic testimonials the students had submitted at the time of admission.

We had paid around Rs 20,500 as fees and were assured by the college authorities that in case we need to cancel our admission, they would refund or transfer the money. However, they now refuse to abide by what they had promised. We have complained to the Fee Regulation Committee (FRC) and Gujarat Technological University (GTU), but nothing has happened, said a student, on the condition of anonymity.According to official sources, students of engineering and pharmacy of other colleges are also facing the same problem. GTU in-charge controller of examinations, Dr GP Vadodaria, said: Till the second round of admissions, such problems fall under the GTU. However, once the vacant seats are declared, this problem of fee transfer is between the students and the particular institute. We have received nearly 100 applications of such transfer cases which include, MBA, MCA, engineering and pharmacy and they are being looked into.

GTU vice chancellor Dr Akshai Aggarwal said, In such cases, we slap a notice on the particular institute asking them to refund the students money. Hence, we had also sent a notice to RB Institute asking them to return the money and documents to the students. However, if the institute does not abide by it, then the students must complete first semester and then again apply for transfer.

Vadodaria claimed that officials of RB Institute had come to visit GTU V-C. However, Aggarwal said that, Nobody has come from RB Institute to meet me with regards to these students.

Specially designed textbooks for first year engg students

Pune: In a bid to increase student engagement, Pearson Education India (PEI) has tailored and customised six books for first year engineering syllabus of the University of Pune (UoP) and institutes affiliated to it. The books were launched at a seminar held on August 27, at hotel Le Meridien in Pune.

Speaking on the occasion, chief marketing officer of PEI, Anish Srikrishna said, This is our second attempt at tailoring the content to the specific requirements of a university. We offered our custom publishing solutions for the first time to Gujarat Technical University (GTU).

He said that in Maharashtra, PEI plans to customise college textbooks for seven universities, starting with the UoP. Bombay University and Marathwada University are among the other universities from the state.
The day-long seminar started with eminent academicians, including Aruna Katara, president and dean, International Institute of Information Technology; Brig (retd) Swapan Lahiri, director, Army Institute of Technology; Tejinder Paul Singh, director, Symbiosis Institute of Technology and SY Prabhu, academic dean, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology; addressing critical issues in the area of engineering education. The seminar also featured a panel discussion, chaired and moderated by Anil Sahasrabuddhe, director, College of Engineering Pune (CoEP), highlighting the role of study material in engineering education.

Keeping in mind the evolving needs of the students and faculties, Srikrishna said, The books cover essential subjects of the first year, created as per the needs expressed by faculty members and feedback received from students. The books fully cover the UoP syllabus, structuring the contents as per the topics.

The engineering textbooks explain concepts with the help of numerous examples, and also highlight important topics from exam point of view.
Every chapter begins with a summary. The six books which will be available in the market are Applied Science - I, Engineering Mathematics - I, Fundamentals of Programming Languages, Engineering Graphics - I, Basic Electrical Engineering and Basic Civil and Environmental Engineering.Revamping the engineering education system, Katara said, We need to design undergraduate engineering programmes in local language and ITI courses must be converted into degree programmes, to give them recognition.The synergy of industry and academia is essential for engineering education, to bring in real-time internship.
Referring to improving employability and recruitments, Lahiri pointed the need to bridge the gap in industry exposure.

There is no inspiration for engineering students to study further. After graduation, hardly 8% do masters and only 2% go for doctorate, he said.

GTU professors to work for 2 hours more in protest

Ahmedabad: The attack on Akshai Aggarwal, vice-chancellor of Gujarat Technological University (GTU), on Wednesday, evoked wide-spread criticism from the education fraternity. They termed it as an assault on the entire education system. To express their solidarity with the GTU V-C, more than 100 lecturers and professors organised a silent rally on Thursday afternoon.

They have also decided to work for two extra hours on Friday as a mark of protest. All professors and teachers, who teach in institutes and colleges affiliated to GTU, have unanimously decided to protest by putting in two more hours of work. We want to walk on the path shown by Aggarwal who always advocated hard work, said Prof Gaurang Ban, who teaches at LD Engineering College.

The teachers gathered near the GTU main office at 2 pm and held a silent rally by marching towards Gujarat University police station. They have demanded immediate action against student leaders who were behind the attack.They also submitted a memorandum to the police officials to arrest National Students Union of India (NSUI) members who mercilessly beat up the vice-chancellor in the name of students interest. Another senior professor of LD Engineering College, Prof KB Bhoenia said it was high time that such acts were brought to an end as it did not solve any problems faced by the students.
In the name of students interest, they have crossed all limit. They must be booked immediately, added Bhoenia. Gujarat University police officials said they are trying to nab the absconding members of NSUI, who are responsible for the attack on GTU vice-chancellor.

These members have been booked for rioting, assaulting and causing injuries.

GTU to get women development cell going

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Technological University (GTU) will take a tough stand on those colleges which are yet to start Women Development Cell (WDC) in their premises. According to GTU vice-chancellor Dr Akshai Aggarwal, the university has started sending reminders in this regard to all affiliated colleges.Dr Aggarwal said, Out of 490 colleges and institutes, we have not received intimation from more than 100 colleges about WDC on their premises. It is compulsory for all colleges to have their own WDC to solve issues pertaining to female students, he added.

According to guidelines issued by Supreme Court, University Grants Commission (UGC) and Ministry of Human Resource Development, each college must have its own WDC to help female students to solve cases of harassment, including sexual harassment on the premises. It also ensures gender equality and provides a favorable environment for female students.According to Dr. Aggarwal, more than 300 colleges and institutes under GTU have submitted their details about WDC in March. However about 100 others are yet to oblige. We want each college to understand that it is compulsory to have their own WDC, added Dr. Aggarwal.

The WDC issue came into light when a fifth semester female student of an engineering college filed a written complaint about alleged mental and sexual harassment with the university. The girl personally met the V-C and explained her trouble. Subsequently, the college principal and staff met the V-C in the office but the trustee was missing.

Learning from this incident, Dr. Aggarwal inquired about WDC in all other affiliated colleges. If any college has not opened it yet, we will ask them to start before before the nest session commences in August, said Aggarwal.


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