AICTE chairman Dr T G Sitharaman inaugurated the AICTE-IDEA lab at NMIT
Bengaluru, 1st of September, 2023: Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology(NMIT), Bengaluru, hosted its IEEE International Conference on the topic, ‘Networks, Multimedia and Information Technology (NMITCON 2023), aimed at fostering research and development among the student community. Sponsored by the AICTE, the conference brought together experts and enthusiasts from across the domain of information technology, including Dr. David Camacho from Technical University Of Madrid, Spain, and Ms. Namrata Dutta, Senior IT Auditor, from Mumbai, whose keynote addresses at the event was a great source of inspiration to the participants.
The primary goal of NMITCON 2023 is to promote research and developmental activities in Network, Multimedia and Information Technology. It also aims to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working all around the world. The conference provided an exceptional opportunity for deliberation of latest trends and technologies in the design, application and development of Information Technology.
The landmark event featured a range of defining speeches, panel discussions, and paper presentations – all focused on the latest trends and developments in Information Technology. Authors from countries including the USA, the UK, and Germany, and also from premier Institutions like IISc., IITs, IIITs and NITs presented their papers at this Conference.
While inaugurating the conference, the Chief Guest, Dr. T. G. Sitharaman, Chairman, AICTE, said, “We are in an exciting time in the Digital era and the world is changing thanks to disruptive innovation. Through NEP 2020, India has taken a resolution to improve the research and innovation sector with a student centric focus. In the era of innovative technology, institutes play pivotal roles in upskilling the students with vocational skills. We continue to encourage technical institutes like NMIT to excel in STEM areas and drive technological advancements among students.”
The keynote speakers, special invitees and guests of honor included Mr. Thomas M. Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates, 2004 Ieee President, USA,, Ms. Jyotika Athavale, 2024 Ieee Computer Society President, USA, and Dr. N. R. Shetty, Adviser, Net Chancellor, CUK, Kalaburagi. The event was presided over by Mr. N. Vinaya Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte Education Trust,
Also marking the occasion was the inauguration of the AICTE-IDEA lab by Dr. T. G. Sitharaman. The focus of the lab is to encourage students to apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fundamentals on ideas for enhanced hands-on experience and even product development. The AICTE has sanctioned Rs. 15 lakh to NMIT to help establish the lab.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. H. C. Nagaraj, Principal, NMIT, said, “NMIT aims to create a forum for young researchers to find the potential research problems and prospects in their respective research areas. While we focus on Industry-Academia collaboration, we look forward to fostering connections, cultivating collaborations and spark new ideas among students.”
Sharing his thoughts, Dr Parameshachari, Conference Chair, NMITCON, Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering, said, “We are extremely honored to have had the privilege of hosting distinguished dignitaries such as Dr. T. G. Sitharaman, AICTE Chairman, and other keynote speakers at the event. NMIT being an institution of professional excellence, interdisciplinary and experiential education will always focus on innovative research to meet global standards. Now, by organizing the 1st IEEE International conference NMITCON, it has proved that the institution is always committed to imparting unique learning experiences to the student community and future researchers.”