Daiki Axis India signs MoU with Sri Vishwakarma Skill University
The collaboration aims at imparting skill development in water conservation and wastewater recycling
- The courses shall flag off from the year 2022-23.
World leader for smaller STPs Daiki Axis signed an MoU with Sri Vishwakarma Skill University aimed at imparting skill development courses in water conservation and wastewater recycling for the newly inducted students under the innovative program. The initiative was set in motion during the momentous inauguration of the Johkasou Onsite Sewage Treatment Plant. The generous courses aim at empowering youths and potential workers to gain expertise in onsite wastewater treatment systems. Daiki in its initiative has already offered a job to an inspiring number of twenty students and aims to contribute to future skilled manpower in this rising and crucial sector.
India, as a nation is facing a water crisis as the gap between demand and supply is increasing day by day also, the traditional models of treating wastewater are corroded. Keeping immense potential and opportunities to treat the wastewater, India is in need of vision and a skilled workforce for the rising sector. According to UN reports, India is likely to face a severe water crisis due to a substantial gap between demand and availability. A collaboration from NITI Aayog has cited that the situation will be further exacerbated due to depleting groundwater resources and increased stress on food and energy requirements by 2030. Furthermore, the lack of skilled workforce and good O&M have been identified as the biggest reasons for the failure of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) across the country.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Raj Nehru, Vice Chancellor, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, said “The revolution of new clean and green businesses is set to bring water-positive India and will immensely contribute towards a sustainable environment. The movement will generate next-generation business opportunities for lakhs of youths. This skilled manpower will have the potential to be hired by foreign companies as demand is clearly rising for a sustainable environment across the globe”.
He further added, “We will start the training of beneficiaries phase wise and will significantly involve practical sessions so that their training could match with the actual job on the field. We hope to contribute in government of India’s Sustainable Development Goals focusing Swacch Bharat Mission, Smart City and Jal Jeevan Mission. We are highly dedicated towards our mission of focusing on quality of skill education, aspired by students and admired by industry, nationally and internationally”
The rapidly changing climate has posed a different challenge and the need is to bring appropriate measures that will help save and reuse the wastewater through updated technology and skilled workforce.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr. Rio Waza, Managing Director, Daiki Axis India who further said, “In Japan, Johkasou is the concept and technology promoted by the Government of Japan under its policy to treat the wastewater using these products. Inspired by the several million life affected positively we aim to build a replica model and run it successfully in India. Having the potential to learn and implement the skills, we have high hopes that the youth of the nation will soon find their career opportunities in this field”
Terming this MoU as a milestone in the direction of employment generation, Mr. Kamal Tiwari, CEO & Director, Daiki Axis India said, “Our organisation, in association with Sri Vishwakarma Skilled University, will endeavour to meet the demand for skilled human resources in the field of wastewater treatment by introducing related professional courses. The idea of water and life within it will be further strengthened by wastewater treatment and our efforts to mobilise the workforce. This new clean and green business area would not only provide water positive India and revive the economy but would also generate new generation business and job opportunities for lakhs of youth. The skilled manpower could also potentially be hired by other countries as well.”
Innovative Ideas and Breakthroughs from NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering
The department has published two patents, research papers at international conferences
The Civil Engineering department of NMIMS MPSTME has been making significant strides in the field of disaster management, flood resilience, and sustainable infrastructure. The department has published two patents, research papers at international conferences, and completed several student-led projects on topics such as renewable energy, groundwater modelling, and self-healing concrete.
The first patent, ‘Automated Flood Water Regulating Multipurpose System,’ proposes a novel approach to flood resilience by constructing multipurpose wells on the banks of rivers to discharge excess water and generate hydropower. The second patent, ‘Aqua Barrier,’ is an automated mechanism that can protect any flood-prone area, regardless of its size, from any disasters caused due to water.
The student-led projects are equally impressive, with topics ranging from low-volume rural concrete roads to oscillating tidal wave energy converters. These projects showcase the department’s focus on sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and innovative design.
The faculty at NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering department, led by Head, Dr. Meenal Mategaonkar and Research coordinator, Dr. Jigisha Vashi, played a vital role in guiding and mentoring students toward research excellence. Their expertise and guidance have enabled students to participate and win awards in prestigious competitions such as the CDRI’s ‘Imagining Disaster Resilient Structures’ and The University of Queensland’s ‘Engineering Design Challenge, and AAKAR at IIT Bombay.’
The department’s success is further evidenced by the achievements of its students in national and international conferences. Students presented their research papers in Scopus Indexed papers and conferences such as the 9th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference and the Eighth Indian Young Geotechnical Conference.
Dr. Meenal Mategaonkar, Head of the Civil Engineering Department, MPSTME, NMIMS, said, “The achievements of the NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering department demonstrate its commitment to developing innovative solutions for complex problems in the field of civil engineering. The department’s focus on sustainable infrastructure, disaster resilience, and renewable energy is essential for addressing the challenges faced by society today. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of both students and faculty and their commitment to excellence.”
Embark on a Journey of Scientific Empowerment with NMIMS School of Science’s Innovative Programs!
The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, research, and innovation, and is recognized as one of the leading science schools in the country
SVKM’s NMIMS Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS) has officially announced the commencement of the admissions process for its Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs. The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, research, and innovation, and is recognized as one of the leading science schools in the country.
Aspiring students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of science can now apply for various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs offered by SDSOS. The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programs are available in Applied Psychology, Biomedical Science, and Animation and VFX, while the Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs are offered in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Applied Psychology, and Physiotherapy. The school also offers Ph.D. program in Science with various disciplines such as Chemistry, and Biological Sciences.
With a focus on creating industry-ready and research-savvy graduates, SDSOS has been at the forefront of imparting cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills through constantly evolving curriculums and state-of-the-art facilities and is situated in the heart of Mumbai.
Dr. Purvi Bhatt, I/C Dean, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, said, “The school provides a dynamic and inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and innovation. Our interdisciplinary approach to education prepares students for successful careers in science and beyond, while our emphasis on co-curricular and extracurricular activities ensures their holistic development.”
The school has a student-centric environment that supports research in niche areas of Science & Technology, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and equipment to enhance students’ hands-on skills, and a library facility that is constantly updated with the latest information. The labs at SDSOS provide modernised infrastructure and the latest equipment such as the animal tissue culture lab and the wet labs at the department of Biological Sciences offer cutting-edge technology to mould students into scientists.
School of Science offers a wide range of opportunities for students to explore their talents and interests, as well as gain valuable practical experience. The events and activities mentioned, such as Excalibur, National Science Day, Open day, Guest talks, Book Talk, Sports Day, Psych Film Fest, and club activities like photography and art, these programs provide a platform for students to demonstrate their abilities and gain insights from their peers.
The Future of Architecture Takes Center Stage at NMIMS BSSA
Leach is a co-founder of Digital FUTURES and an academician at the Academy of Europe
NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture was excited to host Open Studio 2022-23 program by the renowned architectural theorist and digital design expert, Neil Leach, on 28th March 2023 and the title was, “Tell me that AI ain’t scary”
Leach is a co-founder of Digital FUTURES and an academician at the Academy of Europe. Leach has published over 40 books on architectural theory and digital design, including “Architecture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to AI for Architects” and “The AI Design Revolution: How AI Will Transform Architecture.”
In the lecture, Leach highlighted the potential threat that artificial intelligence (AI) poses to the field of architecture. With the recent launch of GPT4 and the growing capabilities of AI, there is concern among architects that their jobs may be at risk. Leach provided an informed overview of the current state of AI and its potential impact on the architecture profession.
“We are very happy and proud to host Professor Neil Leach at the school. As a leading school of architecture, we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive education that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of design. Our Open Studio program and public lectures, and talks by experts like Neil Leach, play a critical role in this mission by enabling students to learn from distinguished scholars and practitioners and engage with cutting-edge ideas and technologies. We are excited to continue providing these opportunities and look forward to seeing the impact they will have on the future of architecture and design,” said, BSSA Dean, Dr. Kaiwan Mehta. As the field of architecture continues to evolve, it is essential to stay informed about emerging technologies and their potential impact on the profession. NMIMS BSSA School enables students to learn from experts and engage with pressing issues in architecture and design. By inviting renowned scholars and practitioners like Neil Leach to share their insights and expertise, the school provides a valuable opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the field.
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