Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology(NMIT), Bengaluru, hosted its IEEE International Conference on the topic, ‘Networks, Multimedia and Information Technology (NMITCON 2023), aimed at fostering research and development among the student community. Sponsored by the AICTE, the conference brought together experts and enthusiasts from across the domain of information technology, including Dr. David Camacho from the Technical University Of Madrid, Spain, and Ms. Namrata Dutta, Senior IT Auditor, from Mumbai, whose keynote addresses at the event was a great source of inspiration to the participants.
The primary goal of NMITCON 2023 is to promote research and developmental activities in Network, Multimedia, and Information Technology. It also aims to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working all around the world. The conference provided an exceptional opportunity for deliberation of the latest trends and technologies in the design, application, and development of Information Technology.
The landmark event featured a range of defining speeches, panel discussions, and paper presentations – all focused on the latest trends and developments in Information Technology. Authors from countries including the USA, the UK, and Germany, and also from premier Institutions like IISc., IITs, IIITs, and NITs presented their papers at this Conference.
While inaugurating the conference, the Chief Guest, Dr. T. G. Sitharaman, Chairman, AICTE, said, "We are in an exciting time in the Digital era and the world is changing thanks to disruptive innovation. Through NEP 2020, India has taken a resolution to improve the research and innovation sector with a student-centric focus. In the era of innovative technology, institutes play pivotal roles in upskilling students with vocational skills. We continue to encourage technical institutes like NMIT to excel in STEM areas and drive technological advancements among students.”
AICTE Chairman DR T G Sitharaman addressing tha gathering Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology(NMIT), Bengaluru
The keynote speakers, special invitees, and guests of honor included Mr. Thomas M. Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates, 2004 Ieee President, USA, Ms. Jyotika Athavale, 2024 Ieee Computer Society President, USA, and Dr. N. R. Shetty, Adviser, Net Chancellor, CUK, Kalaburagi. The event was presided over by Mr. N. Vinaya Hegde, Chancellor, of Nitte Education Trust,
Also marking the occasion was the inauguration of the AICTE-IDEA lab by Dr. T. G. Sitharaman. The focus of the lab is to encourage students to apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fundamentals on ideas for enhanced hands-on experience and even product development. The AICTE has sanctioned Rs. 15 lakh to NMIT to help establish the lab.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. H. C. Nagaraj, Principal, NMIT, said, “NMIT aims to create a forum for young researchers to find the potential research problems and prospects in their respective research areas. While we focus on Industry-Academia collaboration, we look forward to fostering connections, cultivating collaborations, and sparking new ideas among students.”
Sharing his thoughts, Dr Parameshachari, Conference Chair, NMITCON, Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering, said, “We are extremely honored to have had the privilege of hosting distinguished dignitaries such as Dr. T. G. Sitharaman, AICTE Chairman, and other keynote speakers at the event. NMIT being an institution of professional excellence, interdisciplinary and experiential education will always focus on innovative research to meet global standards. Now, by organizing the 1st IEEE International conference NMITCON, it has proved that the institution is always committed to imparting unique learning experiences to the student community and future researchers.”
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT), Bangalore, one of the most sought-after engineering institutes, is an autonomous body with an ‘A+’ Grade conferred by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), New Delhi, and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and the Government of Karnataka. The institute is affiliated with Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi. NMIT offers nine UG Engineering programs and ten PG programs, including MBA and MCA. The institution also offers Doctoral Programmes under VTU in diversified areas. Located in the city of Bangalore, off the International Airport Road, the campus is spread over 23 acres and has received the ‘Best Green Campus’ from the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi.
The Institute provides an ideal ambience to stimulate the teaching-learning process and in the process, helps produce skilled and disciplined Engineers. NMIT has excelled in both academics as well as research, which has led to the establishment of nine Centres of Excellence, meant for innovation in emerging areas. The institute is Ranked 4th at the all-India level and 1st in Karnataka by Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)-2022, the Govt. of India.