Gopalan Research Innovation and Training Centre (GRIT)Undergraduate Research
Gopalan Research Innovation and Training Centre (GRIT) is established to promote innovation and research activities on the campus. It promotes undergraduate research, and innovation as well as provides training on the recent advancements in the different disciplines of engineering to aspiring young college students. G R I T closely works with industries under MOU to address R & D projects of mutual interest. Some of the key experimental facilities in GRIT include special-purpose Energy and Environment lab, Experimental Aero Lab, Design and Computation Lab, Fabrication and Testing, Sensors Lab, Virtual Instrumentation Lab.
Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) was well set when GCEM received its approval from AICTE to establish IIC on its campus in September 2019. Gopalan Research Innovation and Training Centre (GRIT) an interdisciplinary research center for undergraduate students and other research activists. It is reputable not only to promote innovation and research activities of young learners but also aspire them to engage in research activities. GRIT extends its support to them through modern labs and advanced tools with accomplished researchers and academicians. GRIT provides training on the recent advancements in the different disciplines of engineering for young school and college students. The young faculties who would be pursuing their doctoral degree will also be availing some of these facilities and mentor the students in the center. Few key experimental facilities like special-purpose Energy and Environment lab, Experimental Aero Lab, Design and Computation Lab, Fabrication and Testing, Sensors Lab, Virtual Instrumentation Labial are planned to be set up for enhancing students with close coordination to take up interdisciplinary research apart from specializing in their own domain. Short term and long term workshops and training for undergraduate and pre-engineering students, project work and Research training for UG students and the funded research program for doctoral candidates are also in forecast processes. GRIT collaborates with industries and National Research Labs to impart skill-based training in different areas. As a part of the development schedule, MOUs with a few Industries is signed for collaborative research and training.
- M/s. Barola Innovation Technologies – Robotics for health care and Agriculture
- M/s Captronics System - Virtual Instrumentation for Aerospace.
GRIT will closely work with industries under MOU to address R & D projects of mutual interest by inviting them to deliver exceptional lectures on current development. Through periodic seminars/training and workshops there will be a knowledge transfer for the same. GRIT also proposes to train the faculties and students from rural areas through the outreach program. GRIT Facilitates:
- Bringing private industry to campus to support the innovations of the students towards process or product development.
- Establishing an industry interface cell as a part of IIC.
- Arranging special lectures on IPRs, Digital marketing, entrepreneur skill, etc.
- Annual competitions and awards to promote new innovations.
- Visits to National Labs and Industry for better exposure.