National Institute ofTechnology Durgapur (Formerly R.E. College Durgapur) is a leading technical institute offering undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral programmes in various disciplines of Engineering, Technology, Science,Social science and Management. The Institute was declared as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India on 15th August, 2007.
Asoke Sen Design & Innovation Centre is to provide a platform to students, Alumni and faculty members having zeal for learning and creativity, and passion to convert their creative ideas into significant, more viable design innovations. This Design Innovation centre in the name of Legendary Professor Late AsokeSen (Former Faculty of R.E.College Durgapur), funded by Alumni of this Institute, is to promote the culture of innovation and creativity among a wide cross section of students and faculty in NIT Durgapur.
To be a globally recognised centre of excellence in the field of product design and engineering imparting quality training, interdisciplinary research and innovative design of products, processes, services, and technologies for the betterment of our society.
To foster an environment which promotes the implementation of scientific ideas and theoretical knowledge into the design and development of products and technologies to solve the problems of rural as well as urban areas. · To improve life standard of the rural and urban people through innovative technologies by utilizing the existing and new creative know-how with the involvement of passionate people from different cross-section of our society.
✓ To promote and enhance culture of interdisciplinary design-focused innovation and creativity among students
✓ To help the students with facilities and administrative support to develop innovative ideas into products or processes
✓ To create an ecosystem facilitating students and faculty to take their innovative ideas from class rooms/labs to people
✓ To promote increased interaction and collaborations with institute and R & D organizations world-wide working in the areas of design and innovation
✓ To educate our budding engineers on product design and development technologies and specialized skills development by way of conducting workshops, seminars, awareness programs, short term courses and formal or non-formal interactions from time-to-time
✓ To Generate Intellectual Properties (IP) in terms of patents and high quality technical publications
✓ To constitute a working group of innovators comprising academicians, scientists, Alumni and industry stakeholders, MSMEs, traditional craftsmen and artisans, and social entrepreneurs
Students will: ✓ Gain broad exposure to product design and engineering research; ✓ Interact with faculty and students across different disciplines; ✓ Learn techniques that address product design research questions; ✓ Experience the synergy of an interdisciplinary approach to understanding design engineering; ✓ Develop an appreciation for interrelationships among the disciplines; ✓ Be eligible to receive start-up funds (through Alumni); Faculty & Alumni members will: ✓ Have access to core facilities and shared equipment for innovative work ✓ Have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative research environment; ✓ Be eligible to receive support for attending national meetings and professional development programs/workshops in the relevant areas ✓ Be able to strengthen the depth and breadth of their research projects through interdisciplinary research, which will enhance their ability to secure external funding.
✓ Basic Mechanical fabrication facility
✓ Basic Electronics and Electrical Equipment facility
✓ Computers, internet & collaborative meeting space
✓ Advanced Prototyping facility including 3D Printers
Technologies for Integrated Product & Process Design
✓ Technologies for Process Automation, Machine Learning & AI
✓ Technologies to help Blind and Visually Impaired People
✓ Technologies for Waste management & power generation
Design & Development of Innovative Sports machinery
✓ Rural Technology development
✓ Design & Development of Low Cost Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing systems for sand moulding
✓ Design of micro/nano additive manufacturing for fabrication of flexible electronics items, solar cells, MEMS components etc
✓ Patents, papers and technology transfer
✓ High quality manpower with adequate skill to meet the new challenges evolving out of rapid technology changes.
✓ Technological innovation that directly impact society
✓ Generate revenue for alma mater form consultancy, technology transfer and training programmes.