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The IUCEE mini-symposium Industry-Academia Collaboration will be on May 26 – 27 from 6 – 8:30 PM IST. K K Wagh Engineering College in Nasik, Maharashtra, anchors this event. The event will be online using the Zoom platform. There is no registration fee to attend the mini-symposium. However, advanced registration is necessary to participate in the event.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/8Q4zm2W2b983mnx26

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Tentative schedule:

Date: 26th May 2023




6.00 – 6.05 pm


Mr. Jayant Sathe, Director , IUCEE Foundation/ Dr.Keshav Nandurkar, Principal, KKWIEER, Nashik

6.05 -6.20

Inaugural speech

Prof. Uday Desai, Professor Emeritus and Founding  Director, IIT Hyderabad, Chancellor Anurag University, Hyderabad

6.20- 6.40

Keynote from Industry

Dr.Shankar Venugopal,  Vice President, Mahindra and Mahindra and Dean, Mahindra Technical Academy

6.40 – 7.15

Faculty Experience of Industry Internship

1.       Mr. Savyasachi, G.K ,Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering , Mysuru, Karnataka.

2.       Mr. Alfred  Vivek D’Souza, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering , Mysuru

3.       Ms. Nisha Roche, St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore

7.15 – 8.00

Panel Discussion

1.      Dr. Uma Ganesh, Co-Founder -5 F World and Chairperson, Global Talent Track, Pune

2.      Mr Bobby Kuriokoe, Director HR, Forbes Marshall, Pune

3.      Prof. Chandra Sekher Yeramalli, Professor in Aerospace Engineering, IITB, Mumbai

4.      Prof. VNR  Pillai, VC, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai

8.00 – 8. 20

Industry/ Academic Experience of collaboration

1.      Dr K C Vora  

Emeritus Professor, COEP Tech University, Pune

2.      Dr.Subash Deodhar, Retd. Prof. Univ. of Wisconsin & Retd. US Gypsum Co

8.20- 8.30

Question & Answer session

All speakers

Date: 27th May 2023




6.00 – 6.05 pm

Welcome and comments based on previous day

Dr. Ravi Salagame,  Director , IUCEE Foundation / Dr.Keshav Nandurkar, Principal, KKWIEER, Nashik

6.05 -6.25

IUCEE Foundation overview

Prof. Krishna Vedula, Executive Director,  IUCEE Foundation

6.25- 6.40

Academic experience of collaborations

Dr. Mrs. SushmaKulkarni, Ex. Director, RIT, Islampur and VC, NICMAR University, Pune

6.40 – 6.55

I-A Experience from other conferences


Prof (Dr) Raman Ballabh-Ex. Head, TISS, Mumbai and Sr. Resource Person Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

6.55 – 7.20

US Academic Experience of Collaboration

Dr.Mahesh Aggarwal, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Gannon University, Erie, PA, USA

7.20 – 8.00

Panel Discussion on Academic collaboration

1.      Dr. Manali Khirsagar, Director (Technical) and Advisor, Meghe Group, Nagpur.

2.      Prof. Rio D’souza, Principal, St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore

3.      Mr.Sanjay Tiwari, Founder & CEO CC Education, Mumbai

4.      Dr.Uday Wad, Head Product, COE RPA Hyper Automation and Data Analytics, Writer Information, Nashik

8.00 – 8. 20

Experience of training / R&D with Industry

1.      Prof. Prafulla Hatte, Dean R&D, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, Pune

2.      Prof. B. E. Kushare, Dean R&D and HOD (Electrical), KKWIEER, Nashik


8.20- 8.30

Question & Answer session

All speakers