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Vishwakarma Yojana Phase IV Orientation, BVM-VVN

Today, the orientation for Students (Diploma and Degree Engineering – Civil and Electrical Branches) and Nodal officers was organised at the Auditarium Hall of BVM Engineering College at Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Anand.

Prof. Bhasker with Dr I. N. Patel and other Nodal Officers (Courtesy: Kishan Vekariya, Student, SSASIT)

Prof. Bhasker, while his address, advised students to maintain a blog for their involvement while working in the VYP. It is a very convenient way to maintain records as all the students were using mobile phones. 

Group of CED, SCET
Another group from CED, SCET
GTU Students attending the VYP Orientation Workshop

It was announced that this year, the students will be provided Satellite image of assigned villages (through the efforts of BISAG, Govt. Of Gujarat). It will help mapping based analysis of villages and improve the quality of work done by the students under VYP.

Dr I. N. Patel, Project Director, VYP-GTU

Dr. I. N.Patel announced that the GTU will also organise trainings for different software tools to make villages fulfilled with services and infrastructure. For such training, an initiative/demand shall be raised by the Nodal officers in a Zone. 

Ms. Darshna Chauhan conducted the program while Ms. Jagruti Shah explained the concept of VYP through a presentation. 

Prof. Bhasker suggested to add a category if VYP along with an option to IDP/UDP on the PMMS portal of the GTU.

Ms. Jagruti informing students

Literature review by students will be in form of preparing answers to given questions by the VYP Team. This in particular, is aimed to create/increase technical wiring ability of the students as well to unknowingly done plagiarism by the students who may copy some contents from websites or guidelines. 

Students may take up a study of cases of group village development programs attempted in past in the regions of South Asia and European nations. After studying, students may include their understanding as a part of literature review. 

A number of questions and doubts raised by the students were resolved by Dr. Patel, Ms. Chauhan and Ms. Shah from the stage. It was also informed that the system of practical examination for VYP students will be modified in some time. 

All the 8 students with Prof. Bhasker, VYP Nodal Officer at SCET, attended the event. 

Team VYP-CED with Prof. Darshan of SSASIT

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Prof. Bhasker Bhatt is a Town Planner and Civil Enginee. He has been very active with design thinking based training program as an expert conducting workshops.He completed his masters in town planning with a research on Road Safety Audit. As far as academics are concerned, he has been excellent and awarded with several Gold Medals during Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate studies. He had provided his services in the field of consultancy at national as well as international level through working with multilateral organisations such as The World Bank and United Nations Development Project-India. Research areas of him include Road Safety, Urban Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Statistical Analysis Techniques, GIS and Climate Change effects in urban areas.He is actively associated with several professional organisations and serving various prestigious posts for better interaction among educational, engineering and planning fraternity. He has more than 6 years’ experience in technical consultancy and about 6 years of engineering teaching. He has guided about 23 PG Dissertations and 10+ UG projects as well as a few AMIE projects. Towards continuous upgradations of skills and technological advancements, he has attempted 50+ events consisting of workshops, training programs, seminars, conventions, and symposiums. He frequently organises events for students and faculty members that ignite active academic upgradations and industrial interaction. He has published more than 56 technical research papers in conferences and journals. Several of his research articles are awarded with Best Paper honor during conferences. Most of all his works are available online for reference along with projects and dissertation reports. He is fascinated to conduct academic and exposure trips for students through putting his network of acquaintances to best of use.Prof. Bhasker is a recipient of “Best Section Management Committee Member of ISTE Gujarat Section 2015”. Also, he was honoured by “Pedagogical Innovation Award 2015” by the GTU for his efforts and contributions in engineering education. At the GTU he was a Master Trainer for Faculty Development Programs conducted at the University wherein he trained more than 350+ teachers of diverse engineering discipline. 1500+ students have attended his sessions on Design Thinking approach that ignites the engineering insights and motivates the engineering brain to increase capabilities, drastically. Recently he has been active with Startup Weekend Surat (powered by Google Inc.) as a trainer. He has developed his own learning portal, for learners - completely free of cost to best serve the purpose of spreading knowledge.

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