18th-20th February, 2016

Who We Are

Since its inception in 2012, Industry-Academia Conclave has evolved into a forum where experts from both Industry and Academia discuss and address important concerns, and galvanise their efforts towards forging successful partnerships that would prove mutually beneficial.

The Industry-Academia Conclave -2016, much like its predecessors, aims at fostering our ever-improving relations with the industry. It is a sui generis platform that intends to encourage an interaction between the Academia and Industry, which might further lead to work on developing efficient solutions to complex problems.

IAC 2016, as an endeavour, focuses on exploring research avenues between academic institutions and corporate organizations. The theme of this year's conclave is: Innovation and Smart Technologies. IAC 2016 also, for the first time, presents an 'Innovation Pavilion' where innovators from all over India are given a chance to exhibit their products on one of the most pretigious platforms for Industry-Academia interaction.

What We Provide

For Academia-
IAC aims to ensure that the academia keeps updating itself with the changing industrial paradigms, and encourage the students to cultivate a more pragmatic outlook regarding the Industry and its expectations. Considering the versatile requirements of the Industry, IAC focuses on helping the academia stay abreast with the latest industrial developments, and learn about avenues where there is scope for collaboration.

For Industry-
IAC plays a vital role as a forum for such Industry-Academia interaction, and also provides an opportunity for the Industry to present areas where they would seek research assistance from the Academia. The industry could also benefit from the knowledge of the on-going R&D projects, and could then actively participate in those that might interest them.
The exchange of perspectives between the industry personnel and the academia can provide an impetus for various research and development opportunities; it could later lead to efficient and holistic industrial processes.

Our Past Achievements

IAC Begins

IAC 2012

Our previous ventures:

The start of iac:
IAC 2012

Biggest Concalve ever

IAC 2014

read more on our IAC 2014 website.

4th IAC is here!

IAC 2016

Scheduled : 18-20 Feb, 2016

Stay tuned for more info...


Convener, IAC-2016
Dr. S. K. Vishvakarma, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering & Faculty-Incharge, Industry Relations and Placement, IIT Indore

Members from Industry Relations (IR), IIT Indore:
Dr. Neminath Hubballi, Computer Science and Engineering
Dr. Srivathsan Vasudevan, Electrical Engineering
Dr. Bhupesh Kumar Lad, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Ashisha Kumar, Mathematics
Dr. Debasis Nayak, Biosciences
Dr. Sanjram Premjit Khanganba
Dr. Prasant Samantray, Centre of Astronomy
Dr. Pankaj R Sagdeo, Physics
Dr. Biswarup Pathak, Chemistry
Dr. Vipul Singh, Electrical Engineering

Members from Placement Office (PO), IIT Indore:
Dr. Aruna Tiwari, Computer Science and Engineering
Dr. Prabhat Kumar Upadhayay, Electrical Engineering
Dr. M. Santhakumar, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Sudeshna Chattopadhyay, Physics
Dr. Shaikh M. Mobin, Chemistry
Dr. Sk. Safique Ahmad, Mathematics
Dr. Vipul Singh, Material Science & Engineering
Dr. Sharad Gupta, Bio-Sciences & Bio-Medical Engineering
Dr. Sanjram Premjit K., Humanities and Social Sciences

Members from Center for Innovation (CFI), IIT Indore:
Dr. Somaditya Sen
Dr. Manavendra Mahato
Dr. Debasis Nayak
Dr. Santhakumar Mohan
Dr. Siddharth Savyasachi Malu
Dr. Sanjram Premjit Khanganba
Dr. Bulusu Satya Silendra
Dr. Anirban Sengupta

Member from SESC:
Dr. Vimal Bhatia

Members from Industries:

Dr. Devesh Dwivedi, Deputy Director, ASIC Product Development Engineering, Globalfoundries, Bangalore
Dr. Maitreya Natu, Scientist, Systems Research Lab, Tata Research Design and Development Centre (TRDDC), Pune, India.
Dr. G. Subrahmanya VRK Rao, Senior Director-Technology, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai
Mr. Devendra Vishwakarma, CEO, iSquareR Technologies, USA
Dr. Vikas Manjrekar, Vice President, AVTEC Ltd, Pithampur
Mr. Milind Palsule, Country Manager, GE India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Staff Team:
Ms. Mamta Singh
Mr. Jagdish

Students Team:
Piyush Dugar, Student Coordinator IAC 2016
Ashish Amitabh Bharatwal
Aditya Govil
Digvijay Singh
Abhinav Tripathi
Parul Gupta

Contact Us

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    If you have any questions about our activities or something else, please email us or call us. We'll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

  • Contact Persons

    Dr. Santosh Vishvakarma - (Convener)

    Piyush Dugar - (Student Coordinator)

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