Conference Proceedings

Conference Id
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GRDCF010
Organized By
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ISTE Gujarat Section and Madhya Pradesh Section
Date
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19 - 20 November 2018
Venue
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Hotel Aston Kuta, Jl. Wana Segara No.5, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
 
Title
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Robotic Bird
Article Type
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Research Article
Author Name(s)
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Siddharth Joshi, G.H.PATEL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Rudra Patel ,G.H.PATEL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Dr Mehul Gor ,G.H.PATEL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Dr. Hemant Thakkar ,G.H.PATEL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Country
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India
Research Area
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Aeronautical Engineering

Now-a-days robots have taken its remarkable position in the development of a nation. Robot has changed the structure of society and made available different devices for safer and comfortable condition. Various robots are developed to perform varieties of task. Researchers are taking inspiration from the nature and try to develop novel robots. Biological inspired robotics has emerged as an important area within the field of robotics. People dreamt to fly like a bird since the earliest civilizations. The study of robotic bird is the race to overcome natural flight through mechanical means. Numerous devices have been developed with an objective to achieve optimum natural flight capabilities since the concept of ornithopters or Flapping Aerial Vehicles (FAVs) flourished. This paper aims at discussion and comparison between various aspects of flying robot. The comparative analysis is done in the fields of mechanism employed, designing techniques, materials, actuators, power source used, transmission mechanism, type of tails, controllers as well as the mainframe. Relative studies have concluded to a number a limitations or drawbacks that are currently observed in FAVs, which has been put forward in the paper. A number of already developed FAVs were studied in order to present the following premise serving as a common platform.

Keywords : Flapping Aerial Vehcle, Micro Aerial Vehicle, Ornithopter, Robotic-Bird, Samrt-Bird, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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Ruijsink, and Christophe De Wagter, 2016, The Delfly - Design, Aerodynamics, and Artificial Intelligence of a Flapping Wing Robot, Springer Netherlands, DOI-10.1007/978-94-017-9208-0 [14] Nahid Hasan Adnan,Mohammad Talha Talkin Alam, Designing a Radio Frequency Controlled Biomimetic Flying Bird;A Thesis Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering-pg;1-46 2014 [15] Meseguer, S Franchini, I Pe´rez-Grande, and J L Sanz2On'-On the aerodynamics of leading-edge high-lift devices of avian wings-The aerodynamics of leading-edge high lift devices of avian wings-pg;63-68-2005 [16] Jishnu Keshavan, Norman M. 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J Wood-Estimating attitude and wing velocity using biomimetic sensors on a microrobotic bee-2013 [21] P.S. Sreetharan • R.J. Wood- Passive torque regulation in an underactuated flapping wing robotic insect- Received: 1 November 2010 / Accepted: 28 June 2011 / Published online: 20 July 2011© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Auton Robot (2011) 31:225–234 pp. 225-234 [22] 2000-T.Nick Pornsin-sirirak, S.W. Lee, H. Nassef, J. Grasmeyer, Y.C. Tai, C.M. Ho, M. Keennon, Mems Wing Technology For A Battery-Powered Ornithopter, The 13th IEEE Annual International Conference on MEMS, Miyazaki, Japan, January 23-27,pp. 709-804;2000 [23] G.C.H.E. de Croon, M. Percin, B.D.W. Remes, R. Ruijsink, C. De Wagter– Design Aerodynamics and Artificial Intelligence of a Flapping Wing Robot_By , page- 13 [24] Pakpong Chirarattananon and Robert J Wood- Identification of Flight Aerodynamics for Flapping-Wing Microrobots- 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6-10, 2013 pp. 1381-1390 [25] Z. E. Teoh, S. B. Fuller, P. Chirarattananon, N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, J. D. Greenberg and R. J. Wood-A hovering flapping-wing microrobot with altitude control and passive upright stability-School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138 USA and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University,Boston, MA 02115 [26] Michael Karpelson,Gu-Yeon Wei, Robert J. Wood-Driving high voltage piezoelectric actuators in microrobotic applications-M. Karpelson, et al., Driving high voltage piezoelectric actuators in microrobotic applications, Sens. Actuators .A: Phys. 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Title
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Global Weights of Pre and Post Occupancy Parameters for Residential Green Buildings in Indian Context
Article Type
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Research Article
Author Name(s)
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Dr. Digant Pastagia, SSASIT, Surat ; Dr. Joel E. M. Macwan ,SVNIT, Surat
Country
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India
Research Area
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Urban Planning

'Green Building' and its 'Assessment Schemes' are the key to achieve the sustainable growth of the urban zone. An attempt is made to develop Global Weights (λi) of various parameters for the assessment of green Buildings. Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used to derive Sustainability Global Weights (λi) for all contributing parameters: Environmental, Social, Economical and Cultural. Consultants from various regions of India were asked to give their responses on AHP based questionnaire. Based on 72 valid responses from consultants, Global Weights of parameters are derived by Geometric Mean Method (GMM) along with AIP (Aggregation of Individual Priorities) approach. Consultants have ranked site selection, regional priority, Rapid Renewable Materials, as most crucial parameters in pre occupancy phase and Segregation and Disposal of waste, functionality and indoor air quality as most crucial parameters in post occupancy phase. Findings of this paper can be helpful to designers and developers to achieve real sustainable development in developing country like India.

Keywords : Analytic Hierarchy Process, Geometric Mean Method, Global Weights, Pre-Occupancy and Post-Occupancy

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Title
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Dahej PCPIR – Opportunity Analysis for Social Infrastructure
Article Type
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Research Article
Author Name(s)
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Bhasker Vijaykumar Bhatt, Bhaikaka Centre for Human Settlements; Kevin Kapadiya ,Independent Town Planner; Dr. Sanjay K. Dave ,Bhailalbhai and Bhikhabhai Institute of Technology, Anand
Country
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India
Research Area
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Urban Planning

The Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals (DOC&PC), Government of India (GoI) has approved the Gujarat Petroleum, Chemical & Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) at Dahej (District: Bharuch) in the year 2009. MOA is signed between DOC&PC and the Government of Gujarat (GoG) in the year 2010 for developing the Special Investment Region (SIR) under the provisions of the state legislature of the year 2009. Dahej is a Village in Vagra Taluka in Bharuch District of Gujarat State, India. The District of Bharuch witnessed a surge in investments in chemicals & petrochemicals, drugs & pharmaceuticals, engineering and textiles as well as allied services. The district is an inherent part of the popularly referred golden corridor for chemical and petrochemical industries which extends from Ahmedabad to Vapi. The presence of existing industrial estates at Dahej, Vilayat and Panoli have enhanced the location attractiveness of the Region. Current research proposed a population projection considering diverse aspects concerning industrial needs. In the census of India (2011), the reported population in the region was about 69,000 which will grow to 85,400 in a natural course of time and trend. The Govt. of Gujarat (GoG) is committed to undertaking speedy implementation of all the active projects like freight corridor, National Express Highway No. 1, Airport and such. The effect of industrial migration will have a significant effect on the settlement and will be developed as an urban centre, and it will house a more substantial population yet. These citizens will need not only housing but social infrastructure facilities as well. Based on the analysis, the needs in housing sector under various categories and classes are projected. Besides, the needs for social infrastructure, addressing the education, health, socio-cultural, open spaces, recreational spaces, sports facilities, distribution services, safety and security services, and safety management are identified and envisaged for need-based development that generates an opportunity at different levels.

Keywords : Dahej PCPIR, Gujarat, Industrialization, Social Infrastructure, Urbanization

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[1] G. Dahej, “Petroleum, Chemical & Petrochemical Investment Region Petroleum, Chemical & Petrochemical Investment Region Leading Companies in PCPIR Petroleum, Chemical & Petrochemical Investment Region Petroleum, Chemical & Petrochemical Investment Region.” [2] G. of G. MSME, “Government of India Ministry of MSME Brief Industrial Profile of Porbandar District MSME – DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE,” no. 079, p. 20, 2013.

Title
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Calibration of Gravity Model with Impedance Factors for Medium Town in India
Article Type
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Research Article
Author Name(s)
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Rena Shukla, L D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad; Toral Vyas ,GEC Modasa, Gujarat
Country
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India
Research Area
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Traffic Engineering

Transportation planning is the process of defining future policies, goals, investments and design to prepare for future needs. Many urban cities and towns of India are facing transportation problems due to increased rate of urbanization, urban sprawl and tremendous increase in travel demand. Travel demand management is crucial part of transportation planning which depends on the socio-economic parameters of that area. The study has been carried out for Morbi (a medium town II) of Saurashtra region of Gujarat having population of 1.94 lakh. Morbi is ceramic hub of India which contributes more than 70% of the total ceramic production of India. It has also some other industrial development like manufacturing of wall clock, CFL bulbs and electric bikes which generates employment opportunities. There is remarkable rate of migration due to its industrial development. The public transportation system (city bus service) has been started in 2014 which is not sufficient to cope with the growing travel demand of Morbi. To overcome the transportation issues like increased travel demand, congestion, air pollution - a sustainable development is very much required for Morbi city. The first step taken by researcher is the digitization of map of Morbi city by using TransCAD software. The study area has been divided in to 14 zones. The Home Interview Survey has been carried out for socio economic data and trip information with sample size of 1 in 35 HH. The distances from CBD for all wards have been plotted on digitized map. Trip generation model with regression analysis in Excel sheet is developed for the study area. Mode choice for trips by two-wheeler (43%), Rickshaw (24%), Car (8%), Bus (2%), Bicycle (5%), and Walk (18%), are observed. Trip distribution is the second stage of travel demand modeling. This paper focuses on calibration of gravity model for medium sized city. Calibration parameters for four different impedance factors –Travel distance, Euclidean distance, Travel time and Travel cost have been derived. Trip length frequency distribution of observed trips and modeled trips is presented.

Keywords : Gravity Model, Impedance Factors, Mode Choice, Model Calibration, Trip Distribution, Trip Generation, Transcad Software

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Title
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Evaluation of Effect of Bus Rapid Transit System on Urban Road using Vissim
Article Type
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Research Article
Author Name(s)
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Rena Shukla, L D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad; Divyesh Patel ,L.D.College of Engineering
Country
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India
Research Area
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Traffic Engineering

Urbanization and change in life standards along with socio economic up gradation resulted in rapid growth of private vehicle ownership and use. This causes stress on the existing urban transport system. In urban area road networks are with sharing of limited right of way by variety of modes in most of the cities of world. There is requirement of large size of road network and facilities in terms of infrastructure which leads to increase in urban boundaries. There are unmanageable problems like traffic congestion, accident, inadequate parking area, delay, inconvenience, uncomforting, environment and deterioration. To minimize or eliminate this kind of problems, proper traffic management by providing efficient road infrastructure facility and mobility. Mode shift from personalized vehicle to public transit vehicle is required. Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is one of the most effective solutions for removal of congestion. Before implementation of any facility there is a need to study the effect of proposed facility and mobility on traffic. There is need to study effect of BRTS on urban corridor before implementation. This research work carried out on study area Jashodanagar to Hathijan road of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The selected stretch is of 6.1 km length located in Vatva ward in south zone of Ahmedabad city. There is population of 1, 64,730 and 35,480 households in study area. Selected corridor is divided in to four segments to carry out micro level analysis. Stated preference survey is carried out up to 750 m width on both side along the selected corridor to collect information like Travel characteristics and rider type. Classified volume count survey at intersection and spot speed along midblock of the stretch is carried out. Vehicle occupancy survey is carried out to derive number of users and beneficiaries. Videography is carried out to estimate travel demand and traffic performance. Effect of BRTS is measured in terms of modal shift of private vehicle users to BRTS. Effect of BRTS is evaluated on mixed traffic performance using VISSIM software. Traffic projection is compared with BRTS and without BRTS scenario. Developed network model with and without BRTS in VISSIM is validated with error range of 0.84 % to 12.75 % which is less than the permissible error 20%.

Keywords : BRTS, Modal Shift, Traffic Congestion, Urban Road, VISSIM

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Title
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A Study for Audit and Assessment of Public Toilets in Central Zone of Surat City
Article Type
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Research Article
Author Name(s)
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Bhasker Vijaykumar Bhatt, Bhaikaka Centre for Human Settlements; Fenil Gandhi ,SVNIT, Surat; Rajesh J. Pandya ,Surat Municipal Corporation, Surat
Country
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India
Research Area
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Urban Planning

The urban sanitation is actively being addressed by the Central Government of India. The action is taking place though various provisions of Swachh Bharat Mission launched in the nation. The paper discusses about a study undertaken for auditing and assessing pay and use public toilet and urinal blocks located within the central zone of Surat Municipal Corporation administrative limits. All the pay and use toilet blocks and urinals were visited for a study that was focusing on assessment for criteria concerning– Cleanliness, housekeeping, safety and maintenance. Inventories were prepared, and quality assessment was performed. All the locations were geotagged by obtaining coordinates. Based on the study, the facilities were assessed for its components and provided with ranking through analysis of four factors and 74 sub-parameters. The qualitative issues were identified for the service delivery. Suggestions and recommendations are discussed to improve the service delivery.

Keywords : Community Facilities, Public Toilet, Sanitation, Social Infrastructure, Urbanization

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Title
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URCFI Index - An Approach for Identification of Road Crash Prone for Areas, A Case of Surat
Article Type
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Research Article
Author Name(s)
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Bhasker Vijaykumar Bhatt, Bhaikaka Centre for Human Settlements
Country
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India
Research Area
:
Transportation Engineering

A road crash refers to any accident involving of at least one road vehicle, occurring on the road open to public transit using different modes. Intentional acts (terrorism, war) and natural disasters are excluded. Road crashes will be acquiring higher rank among non-natural deaths around the globe. The fatalities in urban road crash incur major economic, social and cultural loss to the society. Present work aims to evaluate these losses by computing an ‘Urban Fatality Impact parameter(s)’ that would indicate the severity of the fatalities for the area based on different variables involved. The research builds on a study carried out in the Surat city. The city has the population of about 5 million and spread of the urban area of about 327 km2. Encompassing road lengths of more than 2500 km. The records of road crash for past ten years under six police station administered areas were examined. The “Fatality Impact Index” may have itself several applications like identification of most vulnerable cities for road traffic injuries and fatality, most required improvement locations, so that the development of transit facilities give an overall high value of return and would also diminish the losses due to road crashes. The present work is based on a study carried out to understand the fatality and road crash occurring on the streets of Surat – specific attention is given for cases of Varachha and Salabatpura police station areas. The initial details include over understanding these areas, road inventories, type of accidents through records of police stations and analysis thereof. In the next course of work, a collection of further data and analysis for different police station limits would be carried out to attain the aim of developing an Index for various areas of Surat as well as of the city.

Keywords : Fatality, Fatality Impact, Road Crashes, Urbanization

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Title
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Application of Fuzzy FMEA to Indian Railway Signalling Systems
Article Type
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Research Article
Author Name(s)
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Subhash Chandra Panja, Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Ramakrishna Prasad Chakraborty ,K. K. Das Colleges, Kolkata; Debashis Sarkar ,Asansol Engineering College, Asansol; Ratri Parida ,IIM Sambalpur, Odisha; Sankar Narayan Patra ,Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Country
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India
Research Area
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Electrical Engineering

The paper deals with the failure analysis of railway signalling systems, in general, and Indian Railway signalling systems, in particular. It is worth mentioned that failure of railway signalling subsystems and systems hampers the safe running of rolling stock and thus, sometime reduces productivity. Both traditional and fuzzy logic-based failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) are considered here to analyse the railway signalling failures. It is observed that on the basis of risk priority numbers (RPN) of railway signalling subsystem’s failure, fuzzy logic-based FMEA is better than the traditional FMEA. Also, one hundred and twenty five rules have been generated with the help of fuzzy logic-based FMEA by considering different levels of severity, occurrence, and detectability. Twenty rules out of one hundred and twenty five are taken into account as very significant as far as operation and failure analysis of signalling system is concerned.

Keywords : FMEA, Fuzzy Logic, Railway Signalling Systems, RPN

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Title
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SWOT Analysis of Indian Higher and Technical Education Institutes
Article Type
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Reveiw Article
Author Name(s)
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Dr Sanjay K. Dave, B & B institute of Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar; Vinit Modi ,B & B institute of Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar; Paresh Pithadiya ,B & B institute of Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar; Kalpesh Bhavsar ,Polytechnic, MSU, Vadodara; Dr Jayesh A. Shah ,Pacific School of Engineering, Surat
Country
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India
Research Area
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Education

Due to modernization and globalization, in current years has rose many new challenges to the Indian higher and Technical education system. Globalization has also opened the possibility to global companies and industries in the education sectors too. New products and services are being invented continuously with improved quality and customer focus with different techniques of improvements. The important input to the success of this new brand of industries is a group of highly motivated and methodically trained educated academic forces. The knowledgeable higher and technical work force has to be regularly updated for their skills. The Student coming out of our education system should be capable of meeting the demand and challenges of the modern industry with shorter product life cycle. They should be having sate of art in their technical know-how. Linked to India many of the institutions of higher education in overseas have excellent infrastructure institutes, libraries, resources, faculty developing programs and research but the same cannot be said about the institutions of higher education in India. In this paper, an effort has been made to understand the present status of the higher education system through the SWOT analysis, a widespread method of management studies (1).

Keywords : Education, Opportunity Strength, Threats Weakness

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[1] Girija Shankar Study of Globalization Challenges and SWOT Analysis of Education in India International Journal of Business Administration and Management. ISSN 2278-3660 Volume 7, Number 1 (2017), [2] V. MOHANASUNDARAM Swot Analysis of Indian Higher education ECONSPEAK Volume 1, Issue 3 (September, 2011) [3] http://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/statistics/AISHE%20Final%20Report%202016-17.pdf [4] www.techeduhp.com) [5] Whalley, A. (2000), Strategic Marketing, Bookboon, London [6] Singh, N. and Kosi–Katarmal, A. (2009), “SWOT analysis – a useful tool for community vision”, Researcher, Vol. 1 No. 3, p. 25 [7] United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency (2008), SWOT analysis a tool for making better business decisions A Case study on SWOT Analysis & IDP Action Plan Preparation for JCEM, Jun eAugust 2010 [8] Singh, Yadunath & Solanki, Meeta. (2017). Technical Education in India: A SWOT Analysis. Journal of Social Research. Volume 13 No. 1 & 2. [9] Myers, M. D. and Newman, M. 2007. ‘The Qualitative Interview in IS research: Examining the craft’. Information and Organization, 17(1): 2-26 [10] https://rapidbi.com/swot-analysis-for-schools-and-education/ [11] Dr. K. Kamar Jahan, and Dr. D. Christy Selvarani“higher education in India Issues and challenges. “International Conference on Humanities, Literature and Management (ICHLM'15) Jan. 9-10, 2015 Dubai (UAE) [12] Prof R Natarajan (2010) A Swot Analysis of Our Contemporary Technical Education System the Journal of Engineering Education.

Title
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Empathy Improvement through Roleplaying Canvas in Education and Innovations
Article Type
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Case Study
Author Name(s)
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Bhasker Vijaykumar Bhatt, Bhaikaka Centre for Human Settlements
Country
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India
Research Area
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Engineering - Innovation

The Gujarat Technological University initiated a movement of learning engineering by applying the approach of design thinking across all the branches through curriculum since the year 2014. The initial efforts were focusing on developing a mindset through a logical process of structured thinking through the introduction of a course “Design Engineering” having a spine across all six of semesters in Degree Engineering of all branches. Later in the year 2016, it was restricted to Semester III till Semester VI considering final year aspects with the inclusion of it under the project works attained by the students in a group. The current paper attempts for fine tuning the overall process by exploring a canvas before empathy mapping stage to improve the same. Empathy for a user’s mindset plays a very crucial part while empathising about one. A Role-playing canvas (RPC) was developed, many students and teachers were exposed to the canvas and reflections from students were received by performing a survey about its effect and impact. The survey results were analysed and explored in the light of responses and are discussed in detail here, and specific recommendations for further suggestive actions are drawn.

Keywords : Design Engineering, Design Thinking, Engineering Education in Gujarat, GTU, Roleplaying Canvas

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Title
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Characterization of Dye Sensitized CdSe Quantum Dots
Article Type
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Research Article
Author Name(s)
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Mihir Hota, National Institute of Science and Technology, Berhampur, Odisha; Dhaneesha PB ,Kangalanchery Central University, Tamilnadu; Sumanta Ku Patnaik ,National Institute of Science and Technology, Berhampur, Odisha; Sukanta Ku Swain ,National Institute of Science and Technology, Berhampur, Odisha
Country
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India
Research Area
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NanoScience and Nanotechnology

The generation of dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) and quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs) is considered as the third generation of the solar cell. Cadmium selenide (CdSe) is commonly used as n-type semiconducting layer for heterojunction thin film solar cells. In the present work, synthesis of nanoparticles of CdSe has been done using chemical precipitation technique. And extract dye from pomegranate fruit as the natural dyes. Co-sensitization by using two or more sensitizers with complementary absorption spectra to expand the spectral response range is an effective approach to enhance device performance of quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs). To improve the light-harvesting in the visible/near-infrared (NIR) region, CdSe quantum dots (QDs) was combined with pomegranate dye for co-sensitized solar cells. . The prepared CdSe QDs were characterized by UV–Vis absorption, and PL spectra. The CdSe quantum dots were prepared successfully of size 2.9 nm synthesized used LEEH as a capping agent. The size of nanoparticles in pomegranate dye found to be 8.99nm. The proposed solution have been characterized by, UV-Visible spectra and photoluminescence studies. The size of nanoparticles is estimated from Yu model. When CdSe quantum dots are combined with dye, CdSe shows absorption from 387nm to 530nm.

Keywords : Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, PL Spectra, Quantum Dots, Quantum Confinement, UV Absorption

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Title
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Current Control using Artifical Neural Network for SPV Grid Connected System
Article Type
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Research Article
Author Name(s)
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Ritesh Dash, School of Electrical Engineering, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; Dr. S. M. Ali ,The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata, West Bengal; Dr. K. K. Rout ,NMIET, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Country
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India
Research Area
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Electrical Engineering

This paper introduces another strong innovation for current control system in view of Artificial Neural system (ANN). Advancement of sustainable power source intently take after with vulnerability. Execution of state space vector balance can improve the execution of inverter for network interconnection. This paper demonstrates the execution of SPWM technique for under regulation and over regulation for duty cycle of static switch. Singular preparing technique have been embraced for preparing of every hub of the neural system. MATLAB based Simulink strategy has been received to approve the rationale and design. ANN instrument base has been embraced for preparing reason.

Keywords : ANN, Back Propagation Algorithm, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), SPVM, Training of Node

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