UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY LINKAGE CELL


INTRODUCTION

        The office of the University-Industry Linkage Cell was established in the April, 2014 to facilitate the development of symbiotic relationships between the University and partners from different industrial sectors. Initially, the partnerships will be aimed to support the newly implemented mandatory industry internships for the campus graduate, postgraduate and research programs. The aim of University-Industry Linkage cell is to act as a dynamic liaison unit with industry counterparts in order to identify opportunities to develop innovative solutions for technological and industrial problems.

Mission :
  • The mission of the University-Industry Linkage cell is to foster ties with individual companies and industrial associations in jurisdiction of our university through continual dialogue with these partners. This interface is envisioned to keep the campus research and academic programs responsive to industry needs and relevant to social, state and national development goals.
  • Moreover, industry-specific reliable data is difficult to gather, and there also is the need to identify industry’s research and recruitment needs.
OBJECTIVES
Reliable Data :
  • To establish industry-specific reliable data based on industry’s research and recruitment needs.
Student Recruitment :
  • To provide Industry with potential recruits possessing high-quality skills.
Linkage Projects :
  • To help identify relevant directions for the campus research thrusts and academic programs based on up-to-date feedback from industry partners.
  • To maintain congenial relations with industry partners committed to supporting the Campus industrial internship programs in the undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels.
  • To identify opportunities for extending relations with industry through various activities, including commissioned research projects and topic-oriented technical seminars.
Industry Prizes :

         Raise company's profile in the University and its wider community for a relatively modest sum by sponsoring a student prize. Recognition of excellence in our students is achieved through a number of named prizes and scholarships. Encouraging the companies for sponsoring prizes for the Faculty.

Scientific Expertise :

         Opportunities exist at Campus for organizations to expand their R&D capabilities through consultancies and contract research. Our academic staff are internationally acclaimed in their respective research fields, and the University is well equipped to handle external projects.

Venues for Congenial Dialogue :

         University can provide venues for continual dialogue with various industrial sectors through symposia, exhibitions and roundtable discussions.

Technology Transfer :

         The HNGU University can assist with and address questions about the technology transfer process.

ORGANIZATION

        

The Industry-Academic Linkage Office consists of a committee of representatives from the academic departments in the campus of university, and is headed by the Chairperson. The unit functions under the Office of the Vice Chancellor, and interfaces closely with other academic and research units in the campus.


1. Prof. ( Dr.) Sangita  Sharma                                     Chairperson
   Dept. of Chemistry, HNGU, Patan                             9825017096

2. Dr. Rajesh Patel                                                      Member
   Dept. of life Sciences, HNGU, Patan                         9998981741

3. Mr. Vishal Bhemvala                                                Member
   Dept. of M. Sc.& IT., HNGU, Patan                           9725001569
 
4. Mr. Jay Trivedi                                                         Member
   Dept. of BBA, HNGU, Patan                                     8128684670

5. Mr. Krunal Patel                                                       Member                          
   CIMF Cell, HNGU, Patan                                          9725009385
                                
PRACTICAL OBJECTIVES

  • To develop and instill in the student a positive attitude,self-confidence and self motivation required of a responsible professional in handling tasks.
  • Inviting experts from industry to campus to expose the students to real time job conditions.
  • To expose the student to the actual technical and managerial aspects of the various professions.
  • To enable the student to gain experience, relate and apply the theories learned in school to real industrial situations and problems.
  • To give the student an insight of the various operations, processes, techniques and controls presently used in industry.
  • To expose the student to the latest types of products / technology produced in the industry.
  • To impress on the student the importance of human relations in the work-place environment.

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS

  • Expansion of of specialised services to be provided to the industry.
  • Expand the pool of companies involved in the earlier program.
  • Develop a mechanism for sharing expertise and resources between the campus and the companies for mutual benefit (e.g. joint research and projects).
  • Explore new and develop existing areas of linkage activities.