The Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and AICTE has plan to organise 15 IIC (Institution’s Innovation Council) regional meets in different cities across the country to bring existing and prospective IIC institutions together, to provide a platform for sharing I&E knowledge and best practices in HEIs, to celebrate the achievements and impact created by IIC Institutions and to witness successful emergence of innovators and startup founders from HEIs. Gandhinagar University (GU) was invited to attend one such meet at Entrepreneurship Development Institute Of India, Ahmedabad(Gujarat) on 18th August 2022, which was attended by Prof. Hetal Shah, IIC and NISP Coordinator and Prof. Mrugesh Khatri, SSIP Coordinator. Gandhinagar University was shortlisted to share the best practices in Track “Knowledge Sharing session on Visualising and Developing Action Plan for I&E Ecosystem Development in HEI”. IIC institutions were also invited to take part in the IIC Poster Gallery round to be held during the regional meet, In which among 35+ participants the University was felicitated among best three posters. IIC-GU is thankful to Trustees, Director and HOIs for their kind support in this achievement.
A student Patel Ravi of Electrical Department, Gandhinagar Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar University filed a patent on Solar Panel Mounting System. In remote areas the sun is a cheap source of electricity to produce electricity. While the output of solar cells depend on the intensity of sunlight and the angle of incidence. It means to get maximum efficiency; the solar panels must remain in front of the sun during the whole day. Due to rotation of the earth those panels can’t maintain their position in front of the sun. This the problem results in a decrease of their efficiency. Thus to get a constant output, an automated system is required which should be capable of constantly rotating the solar panel. The Automatic Sun Tracking System (ASTS) was made as a prototype to solve the problem, mentioned above and registered a patent for the same. It is completely automatic and keeps the panel in front of sun until that is visible.