The two aspects of Vigyan Ashram DIC
- ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’ – Chinese proverb.
- Great design = clever engineering + art
The objective is to encourage and prosper innovative engineers to become designers. They are taken through the design process through hands-on work, ideally ending up in a sell-able product/service. At DIC Vigyan Ashram we offer:
- Immersion in the art of design environment, where design thinking and the joy of design appreciation is promoted.
- Technical facilities for advanced prototypes.
- Peer group with like minded and passionate members.
- Exciting clients who need master designers for their products.
As per the hub center Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), the following 4 courses are being offered at Vigyan Ashram:
- Advanced and innovative techniques for environment and watershed management.
- Advanced techniques for improvement of plant growth.
- Design and Development of Signal Conditioning and Sensor Technology.
- Diploma in computer aided product design.
How courses are conducted?
- Each course has been decided into many modules that are planned to span the course duration.
- Modules are completed in the form of assignments for each. by the students through
- Knowledge gathering by online videos, interesting papers, etc.
- Practical skill development through hands on practice.
- Documentation of the learning experience on blog.
- Contracts with clients are promoted. These contracts also cover many modules of the prescribed syllabus and thus no need for re-doing the assignments. This arrangement results in:
- Commitment of both parties to finish the project at high quality level.
- A realistic experience for the student.
- Building up of contacts and design profile for the student.
- Earning for the student as well as low cost design and development service for the clients.
- A major project is assigned with the objective that the design student will make a commercial product/service out of it.
- Mentors from industry and academia are invited to interact with students. This happens each week.