Research & Development

  • Providing an ambience for research and development for staff and students at VVIET.
  • Providing consultancy services in the areas of competencies and expertise to the Industries
  • Executing various research projects with the support of various funding agencies.
  • Conducting various Faculty Development programs, Workshops, Conferences and Seminars with the association of various agencies.
  • Serving the societal needs of the region by means of dissemination of knowledge by providing technical training in the required areas with the expertise available in the college as well as external experts.
  • Signing of MoU with industries/institutes.

Research refers to any new science or thinking that will result in a new product or new features for an existing product. Research can be broken down into either basic research or applied research. Basic research seeks to delve into scientific principles from an academic standpoint, while applied research seeks to use that basic research in a real-world setting.

The development portion refers to the actual application of the new science or thinking so that a new or increasingly better product or service can begin to take shape. Basic research generates new ideas, principles, and theories, which may not be immediately utilized but nonetheless, form the basis of progress and development in different fields.

Research and Development plays a critical role in the innovation process. It's essentially an investment in technology and future capabilities which is transformed into new products, processes, and services. Our faculties and students in particular have devoted themselves to R&D and as a result constantly come out with innovative ideas.

The Research & Development Cell is setup for encouraging faculty and students towards pursuing research and to create an ambience for such activities. Under this Cell the technical talents of staff and students are nurtured. The projects developed by staff and students are evaluated at various levels, first at the department level and then at institute level. The projects which have the potential of being converted into products are identified and then reviewed by entrepreneurs and industrialists. Staff and students are encouraged to take part in various national and international level competitions to enhance their technical competency. Innovative ideas are considered for Intellectual Property Rights like copyrights and patents. The departments are informed to provide information on different themes about their research activities along with requirements to pursue the research work. The details provided by them are summarized in the following sub sections.

R&D Committee Members
Sl. No. Name Designation Nominated Role
1 Dr. Ravishankar M Principal Chair Person
2 Dr. H. Ananthan Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering
3 Dr. Keerthi Prasad Professor
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
4 Dr. Chidan Kumar Associate Professor
Chemistry Department
Member Secretary
5 Dr. Subramanya Associate Professor
Dept. Of ECE
Product Development
Department Project Title Project Supervisor
ECE Borewell Rescue Robot using Labview
Smart Pulmonary Analyser
Dr.Bindu Thomas
EEE Smart Vision for Blind
Location based Smart Security System
ME Design and Fabrication of Footstep
Power Generation System
Fatigue testing Machine
Dr.Keerthiprasad K.S
Civil Geomerically Simple Linear Channels
Geomerically Simple Linear weir for flow measurements
Geomerically Simple Linear flow measuring devices for environmental fluids
Heavy discharging Flow measurements using inclined weird
Dr.M N Sesha Prakash
CS & IS Question Paper Processing and Distirbution Application
Multiple Face recognition
Intelligent Shopping Trolley
Earthquake early warning sysytem by IOT using wireless sensor network
Madhusudhan GK
Adithya C R
Prototype Development
Department Project Title Project Supervisor
EEE Plastic Energy
Smart Highway
Regenrative Electro Mechanical Bicycle
Power generation from shock absorber
Smart Electric Fencing
ME Waste Segregator Dr. Keerthiprasad K S
Civil Wall and Roof elements using pet bottles as fillers Dr.M N Sheshsa Prakash
Mr.Deepak R
Continuation of Student Project for one year term
Department Project Title Project Supervisor
EEE Heavy Lift Quad-Copter
Working of logic design kits using renewable energy
Health Monitoring System for Disturbution Transformer
Power generation using Shock Absorber
Utililzation of noise for genaration electricity
Prepaid Energy Meter
Civil Use of Polymer Fabric waste in flexible Pavement
Use of demolation waste in construction
Deepak R
Vinay Kumar B M
Long term Projects(for 2-3 years)
Department Project Title Project Supervisor
EEE Energy harvesting using MFC in large Scale Arun L
Civil Stage wise construction using considering creep & shrinking of concreate
Total dissolved solids removal industrial effuent by Advance Treatment Method
Adarsh S
Interdepartmental Collaborative Project
Department Collaboration with Project Supervisor
CHEM ME:Bio Diesel from Milk Waste and used oils
Civil/ME :"Novel method developed for assay of Fluroride in water samples"
Ms Mujeeda Bannu
Ms. Sindhu S K
Dr.Chamaraja N A
Maths Civil/CS & IS/ECE/EEE/ME
Civil-Electronics Automatic flow control devices in pipes Dr.M N Shesha Prakash
Sponsored Project
Department Project Title Project Supervisor Sponsoring Agency
ME 5 Projects
1 Project
EEE Energy harvasting using Microbial Fuel Cells(MFC) for Rural Electrification Shakuntala C / Dr.Surekha Manoj Submitted to VGST
Chemisty Chemical Crystallography,Nonlinear Optical Studies Dr.Chidan Kumar C S Submitted to VGST
Civil Bioorganic chemisty wall and roof element using pet bottles as fillers Dr.M.N.Shesha Prakash KSCST
  • Annual Research grant of Rs. 30,000/ - can be given to each department to pursue the activities related to the development of prototypes. In this regard the department should submit the proposal to the R&D cell and provide all the necessary information to facilitate the decision making. The format for the proposal shall be decided by the R&D cell and circulated to all the departments.
  • Financial assistance to participate in National and International conference/ Seminar/ Workshop for faculties who have in house experience of 5 years – TA + DA + Registration fees and OOD. This can be restricted to one event per faculty in a year. This shall be decided by the HOD in consultation with Principal.
  • The conference proceedings shall be made available in the department library to all the faculty and a presentation from the faculty who has attended the conference shall be arranged for the benefit of others. The members of R&D cell shall be the special invitees.
  • Technical papers published in peer reviewed international journals such as Elsevier, Springer, American Society and others of similar repute without publication fees can be given a cash award of Rs.2000/-. Such papers should explicitly contain acknowledgement for the encouragement of research in VVIET.
  • Faculty with maximum number of publications or upon successful completion of prototype will be eligible for “Annual Researcher of the Year Award” which consists of citation and cash award of Rs. 5000/-. The minimum eligibility criterion being two publications.
  • Partial assistance to the tune of Rs. 15000/- can be given to a few student projects which are innovative and have the potential for product development. This may be restricted to one per each department.
  • Unspent research grant as mentioned in item (1) and (6) by departments can be transferred to the departments seeking higher financial assistance
  • The performance of the research activities of the department is evaluated every year and an upward revision of financial assistance listed in items (1) and (6) as appropriate can be considered.
  • Two computer systems with internet facility can be extended to each department.
  • Access to a few international journals as per department requirements can be provided.
  • Special assistance for procurement of equipments, software and materials can be considered on case by case basis, after due diligence of the proposal by an expert committee specially constituted for the purpose.
  • The departments shall arrange for two appraisal meetings with R&D cell for the projects which have received financial assistance from VVIET and submit the completion report to the R&D cell and volunteer for any other presentations as decided by the R&D cell and management.
  • E-learning course materials such as PPT and PDF can be made available in VVIET web site for all. The course materials shall be critically evaluated by the department committee specially constituted for this purpose, in order to assess authenticity, originality and proper citations.
  • The research activities of the institute are made known to all, through a bulletin released by the R&D cell at the end of academic year. This can be posted in the web site. The department shall identify a faculty to summarize its activities and submit a report to the bulletin.

GOAL – 1: Promote Product development, Prototype development, short and long term student /faculty projects

Invite all Heads of department for a next level discussion about their requirements for pursuing their activities towards R&D activities as envisaged by them in their initial report submitted to R&D cell Oct 1st week Oct 2nd week In consultation with HODS of all departments
Report preparation and submission of R&D cell recommendations to Management. Oct 3rd week Oct 4th week In consultation with R&D team
Periodical Review meetings with the stake holders about their R&D activities in progress as per the requirement and submission of report to management. To be scheduled as per the requirement on case – by - case basis depending upon time frame for the completion of activities. In consultation with department

GOAL – 2: Publishing e-News letter about R&D activities for the current academic year

Collection, compilation and publishing of information about various R&D activities of the department in the form of e-news letter Spread over the year In consultation with all the departments

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