MoU between GTU and GEC-Modasa

Design-centred innovation is a force multiplier that help the country move-up the value chain, making Indian industry globally competitive. In this context, Ministry of Human Resource Development processes to launch a Nation initiative for design innovation in the twelfth plan. Under this initiative, 20 new design Innovation Centres (DIC), one open design school (ODS) and a National Design Innovation Network (NDIN), linking together all this schools would be set up. Being the most innovative and largest university of India among all the affiliating type of University, Gujarat Technological University (GTU), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India tries to cope up with all the largest trends in Design and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and technological advancement. Also GTU is always striving for shaping a better future for its students by putting astonishing efforts to make its education system excellent enough so that students and ultimately whole society would benefit. In the light of above facts GTU is proposing a Design Innovation Centre with collaboration of Government Engineering College, Modasa as one Spoke and GTU as a hub.

Government Engineering College, Modasa was established in 1984 under the Commissionerate of Technical Education, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar in North Gujarat region with a view of strengthening the industrial development. Students of GEC Modasa are well accepted in different fields i.e. Industries, Academic and for higher studies within and outside the country. Each department has well established laboratories, computer centre and has well qualified staff. The main purpose of setting up a design innovation centre as a spoke at GEC Modasa are:
> Promote Culture of Innovation and creative problem solving.
> Promote knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst industry, academia, Government institutes, research laboratories etc.
> To serve as a location for the industrial collaborators to encourage their new product development in the campus using in house facilities.
> To serve as a place that imparts design based education and practice systematic design through projects.
> To enhance interdisciplinary design focused innovation and creativity.
> To facilitate interdisciplinary design-focused education, research and entrepreneurial activities in order to create commercial opportunities and build partnerships between academics and industry.
> To promote, nurture and advance the culture of design and innovation in the country leading to significant contributions and breakthroughs impacting quality of human life.
> To create ecosystem facilitating students and faculty to take their innovative ideas from classrooms/labs to market people.
> To facilitate evolution of new models of academia-industry interactions as well as academia-social interactions and develop institutional network for innovations in the thematic areas.
> To promote innovations which are both inclusive and disruptive.
> To build a flagship programme in the areas of design and innovation which can be replicate in other institutes/universities in our country.
> To promote all forms of innovators in the complete value chain from the process to product, including innovation as a discipline itself.
> To promote increased interactions/collaborations with institutes/organizations world-wide working in the area of design and innovation.