Executive President & Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mangesh Karad, MIT Art, Design & Technology University, said, “Talent of innovation and out-of-the-box thinking is the axiom of today’s generation. Youth are now actively involved in the creation of new opportunities, the economic empowerment of vulnerable groups, and better systems, and play a pivotal role in high-quality education. Competitions & platforms like these give wings to these innovative ideas and promote problem-solving in the most efficient way.” He wished all the teams aspiring to transform their brainstorming into a practical reality. For him, taking part and coming together with such innovative ideas is as good as winning.
Prof. Dr Anant Chakradeo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, MIT ADT University was happy to see 415+ students participating in the hackathon. He advised, “Such experiences are life-changing and prepare an individual in identifying and defining problems in the society. This reduces the time needed in formulating new solutions. Getting oneself prepared to face challenges and helping in being independent coincides with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.” He congratulated all the students for their innovative ideas and wished them luck in winning the Smart India Hackathon 2022.
During the Valedictory & Prize Distribution Ceremony, Prof. Dr. Sunita Karad, Director MITCOM & ICT, appreciated the students for participating and challenging themselves to contribute to solving the problems in society in an innovative manner. Technology has greatly aided in increasing access to vast amounts of specifics and has aided in the implementation of innovations that have forever changed our lives. The young mind’s imaginative potential, paired with the power of technology, is definitely proving to be a formidable force in the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals accomplishment. She applauded the intent of the budding technocrats in aiding problem-solving at such a young age.
Prof. Dr. Virendra Bhojwani, President, Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), proposed the vote of thanks. He was amazed by the number of students, especially from the first year, taking part enthusiastically and presenting their innovative ideas. He expressed absolute pleasure in witnessing students of all the diverse institutions of MIT Art, Design & Technology University coming together on a single platform.
Prof. Suraj Bhoyar, Vice President, IIC & Project Director, MIT Centre for Future Skills Excellence, delivered a welcome address and assured student participants to mentor them in incubation, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Along with Team IIC-MITADT University, he is confident to promote the spirit of innovation leadership and inquisitiveness to sensitize Gen-Z to consider entrepreneurship & start-ups as a viable career opportunity over the others. He promised more such events for tech enthusiasts in future. He also stressed why it’s important to get equipped with exponential technologies like AI, IoT, Data Analytics, Robotics, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Blockchain, etc.
Smart India Hackathon SPOC, Prof. Vilas Khedekar said that a few selected ideas were ready with the prototype and some would be further refined and modified with guidance from the industry veterans & start-up mentors to prepare the budding technocrats for the national level participation. He further reiterated that the Smart India Hackathon’s methodology is a self-explanatory and pragmatic approach to learning and problem solving, and student’s ability to discover solutions on their own will aid them in their future technical employment. Ms. Smruti Shelke and Ms. Suruchi Bhatt coordinated and compered the MIT-ADT University Hackathon 2022.
Team IIC-MITADT University also organizes Faculty Development Programme on Innovation & Entrepreneurship under MOE’s Innovation Cell, AICTE Mentor-Mentee Programme for Mentee Institutes in India from March 24 to 26, 2022.
About MIT-ADT University
MAEER’s Trust which is known to set strong precedence for the privatization of Engineering education in Maharashtra had taken a first mover’s advantage by establishing the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT-Pune), in 1983, which continues to remain the flagship institute of the group.
MIT Art, Design and Technology University, Pune has been established under the MIT Art, Design and Technology University Act, 2015 (Maharashtra Act No. XXXIX of 2015). The University commenced its operations successfully from 27th June 2016. The University is a self-financed institution and empowered to award the degrees under section 22 of the University Grants Commission act, 1956. The University has a unique blend of Art, Design, and Technology as the core of its academics.
Recently, MIT Art, Design and Technology University, Pune has accomplished the following accolades:
Ranked in Band Excellent for ARIIA 2021 by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.
Received 5 Star rating for exemplary performance by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Council, Govt. of India.
Conferred with Best University Campus Award by ASSOCHAM, New Delhi
Granted with Atal Incubation Centre under ATAL Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India
MIT Art, Design and Technology University has been taking a holistic approach towards imparting education wherein the students are being motivated to build a complete winning personality which is “physically fit, intellectually sharp, mentally alert and spiritually elevated”. The students are being encouraged to participate in yoga, meditation, physical training, spiritual elevation, communication skills, and other personality development programmes. Currently, we have 10,000+ students studying in various schools of higher education under the University viz. Engineering and Technology, Food Technology, Bioengineering, Arts, Design, Marine Engineering, Journalism and Broadcasting, Film and Television, Music (Hindustani Classical Vocal and Instrumental), Teacher Education, and Vedic Sciences.