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Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology
RAIT Logo
Established 1983
Type Private
President Ajeenkya. D. Patil
Principal Dr. Ramesh Vasappanavara
Students 2100
Undergraduates 700 students admitted to FE in 2012
Location Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Campus 40-acre (160,000 m2), Urban
IEEE-RAIT IEEE-RAIT website
Affiliations University of Mumbai
Website http://www.rait.ac.in


Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology (RAIT) is a private engineering college in Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India affiliated to Mumbai University. RAIT was established in 1983[1] and is part of the DY Patil Educational Academy. The college was founded in CBD Belapur in Mumbai, and later moved to Nerul. RAIT is an unsubsidised, public A+ -graded college.[2] The institute is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) (an accredting body of the Government of India) and by the government of Maharashtra.

The college offers Bachelors program in engineering under the following streams:

The college offers Masters program in engineering under the following streams:

RAIT also offers a PhD course

Campus

RAIT is located in D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, in Nerul, on a large campus. The 40-acre (160,000 m2) campus houses the Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, the Colleges of Law, Architecture, Occupational and Physiotherapy, and the Ayurveda College and Hospital.

The college is housed in a building occupying 120,000 square feet (11,000 m2) area. Most of the canteens and facilities are connected internally. The campus houses a 1,000-seat air-conditioned auditorium and an air-conditioned mini-auditorium with a seating capacity of 500. Although the college is located on the Dr. D. Y. Patil Deemed University campus, as mentioned above, it is affiliated with the University of Mumbai.

Public transport

The main campus is located in Nerul, along the Sion Panvel Highway. The institute is accessible by local train, State Transport buses, BEST. Most students are able to reach the campus within 30 minutes to one hour from any point in Mumbai, . The campus has a 200-bed hostel for girls. There are three cafeterias on the campus, run by the institute's catering school.

Departments

Engineering

The Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology was started in 1983. The institute offers an undergraduate as well as a post-graduate curriculum which includes a four-year bachelor of engineering in Computers, Electronics, Instrumentation, Information Technology and Electronics and Telecommunication engineering and two-year masters degree in Computer and Electronics Engineering.

The Department of Computer Engineering offers advanced courses like Digital Signal Processing, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networks and Communication. There are ten laboratories including software, computer graphics, data structure, and image processing labs, and a central server room to fulfill the requirement of the undergraduate curriculum.

The Department of Electronics was established in 1983 and offers under- and post-graduate programs of four and two years respectively. The laboratories include Electronics Devices, Electrical Machines, Microprocessors, Integrated Circuits, Digital and Switching.

The Department of Information Technology (IT) came into existence in 1999 to keep pace with developments in the IT sector. It offers courses like image processing, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. Laboratories assist the teaching process.

The Department of Electronics and Telecommunication was set up in 2000, with an intake of 60 students. The department houses laboratories for electric devices, digital switching, microwave engineering, communication and advance communication engineering and signal processing.

The Department of Instrumentation Engineering offers courses like equipment design, analog and digital control systems. There are laboratories for process instrumentation, analytical instrumentation and electronics instrumentation.

Students have secured top positions in university, GATE, CAT, GMAT, TOEFL, GRE, etc.

Technical events are held under the auspices of technical societies like CSI, IEEE, IETE, and ISA. Students participate in technical and creative paper presentations, competitions on coding, quizzes, discussion, and other technical activities.

The Department of Electronics has organized a national seminar on DSP, VLSI and embedded system and wireless communication. Consultancy and sponsored projects are undertaken by the departments from MNCs, MIT, DST.

Industry–institute partnership is always encouraged. Testimony to this is constant interaction through regular visit to companies like RCF, Forbes Marshall, Total Honey Well and Fests Control. Final year B.E. projects undertaken by students are carried out in research institutes like BARC and IIT Mumbai.

Electronics engineering

The Electronics Engineering Department was begun in 1983. Courses such as electronic circuits and design, microprocessors, electronic instrumentation, analog integrated circuits, digital integrated circuits, signals and systems, wireless communications, wave theory and propagation, filter theory and data communication comprise the department's core curriculum. Technical events under the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers aegis are organised through the year.

After the Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Engineering degree course was begun in 1983, the Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication degree course was added to the department in 2002. The intake for Electronics Engineering is 120 students, and for Electronics and Telecommunication 90 students per academic year. The Electronics Engineering degree course is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.[3]

Instrumentation Engineering

Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology is one of the few colleges of Mumbai University having this department, which was begun in 1998. The curriculum includes courses such as Process Instrumentation, Process Equipment Design, and Analog and Digital Control Systems. Laboratories such as Process Instrumentation, Analytical Instrumentation and Electronics Instrumentation are being set up in the department, which offers a Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation Engineering degree course with an intake capacity of 60 students per academic year. RAIT is the Western Regional Center for distance-learning programs in Electronics and Control, Software Systems, and Systems and Information of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani. Software packages have been developed in-house: computerized admission and merit lists, follow-up operation, enrollment lists, attendance registers, examination results, the processing of final-year projects and library allocations and monitoring.

Campus life

Sports

The Institute offers opportunities for students to enjoy their leisure time, with facilities for indoor and outdoor sports. At Navi Mumbai, the D. Y. Patil Sports Academy Recreation and Sports Center (managed by the Guild of Students) has a multi-sport facility for table tennis, basketball, chess and badminton. The D. Y. Patil Sports Academy (DYPSA) was founded in Navi Mumbai to develop and promote cricket in the city. The Academy has several members who have played for the Ranji Trophy. The 60,000-seat DY Patil Stadium has been built, which (along with Wankhede Stadium) hosted the Mumbai Indians during the 2008 Indian Premier League season.

Culture and events

Horizon

Horizon is RAIT's main cultural festival. A three-day event, it has been ranked among the top 10 festivals in India and the best in Navi Mumbai. It is the only cultural festival organized solely by the student body.It consists of a fashion show the first night followed by a concert with top Hindi singers, concluding with the Goonj - Hind rock band competition.Mohit Chauhan and Suraj Jagan are a few Bollywood singers who recently performed in Horizon. One of the most important events in the festival is the amateur English rock/metal band competition known as "Unchained". Many renowned bands like Bhayanak Maut, Pin Drop Violence, Demonic Resurrection, Zygnema, Devoid,Gutslit, Atmosfear, Wired Anxiety, Abraxas etc. have performed in this event. There are also side events in Horizon showcasing student talents, such as literary events and film-making.

Techmate(by CSI)

The Computer Society of India (CSI-RAIT) is a student organization which organises college's technical events. 'Techmate' and 'Techknow' in odd and even semester respectively. In addition to technical events, seminars, hands-on events, the CSI-RAIT organises technical-paper prepresentations and games. All these events are solely managed by students with the help of professors. CSI-RAIT is the most active organisation of college, popular among all the students. Along with these two mega events CSI-RAIT also features other activities like workshops, industrial visits,pariyojna, etc. CSI-RAIT has a magazine 'COZINE', started in 2009. Its website is at http://www.csi.rait.ac.in

Whizion and 360 Degrees(by IEEE)

College's IEEE Student Branch (IEEE-RAIT) organizes the annual technical event, Whizion, during August and September. Events include three levels of robotics competitions, presentations of research papers, hardware/software contests, technical quizzes and other events. IEEE-RAIT also organizes 360 Degrees (in conjunction with five other engineering colleges from Mumbai) in February. It has a website, which provides information about its events and activities. Its extra activities other than technical events are seminars by renowned speakers, workshops, out-of-state industrial visits and others. It has a yearly technical news letter called Vision Infinity and a technical magazine called Brackets which is distributed all over Maharashtra and some important colleges in India. IEEE-RAIT is one of the most popular technical organization in Mumbai.

The Institute's ISA Students Section (ISA-RAIT) organizes Niyantran (another technical event) in February. Niyantran includes robotics competitions, paper presentations, hardware contests and technical quizzes. For the 2007 ISA-RAIT Niyantran it collaborated with other engineering colleges in Navi Mumbai and hosted the event at RAIT. ISA-RAIT hosts an annual workshop for the Instrumentation Department and a quarterly Industrial Visit [IV] for their department.

Kalaraag

Another student organization in RAIT is Kalaraag, dedicated to the performing arts and Marathi, English and Hindi theatre. Kalaraag organizes the annual open state-level Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Mahakarandak competition in September and the intercollegiate theatre Sau. Pushpalata D. Patil Aantarmahavidyalayin Karandak competition in January. Besides theater competitions, the group organizes Nrutyavishkar (state-level Indian folk-dancing competitions) in September, along with the Dr. D. Y. Patil Mahakarandak and Geetotsav state-level song-composition competitions. February events include Iconoclast (a national-level short-film competition), Iris (a national-level photography competition), Saptankikancha Bilawal (a Marathi one-act-play festival) and commercial shows by celebrated artists. Kalaraag has organized shows such as Sandeep-Salil's Aayushyavar Bolu Kahi, Ashok Hande's Marathi Baana and such Marathi plays as Dadachi Girlfriend, Sarkha Chhateet Dukhtay and Divsa Tu Ratri Mi. Kalaraag also performs in theaters and participates in outside competitions. In August 2008, the group placed third in the Mumbai University Youth Festival one-act-play competition.

The Student Union Council of the institute publishes The Wall, an annual magazine.

Notable alumni

See also

References

External links

  • Official Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology (RAIT) website
  • IEEE (RAIT) website
  • Official RAIT Alumni Association (RAA) website
  • Institute information at dte.org
  • Mumbai University
  • All India Council for Technical Education
  • D.Y. Patil Campus
  • D.Y. Patil Hospital
  • Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology at DY Patil
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