Larsen and Toubro Infotech Ltd and Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), have displayed the ventures executed by the alliance’s interesting IIoT test bed, which was propelled three years back as a part of LTI’s CSR center to help training of students from different foundations. The state-of-the-art lab set up at VJTI Mumbai centers around innovations, for example, IoT, AI , ML, deep learning and cybersecurity to solve for society.
To name a few, here are a few successful projects that the alliance has implemented:
Water Treatment Plant: an industry 4.0 test-bed for effluent treatment plant (ETP) with acid dosing process fully integrated with industrial IoT panel comprising of PLCs and DCS
Waste Management: another IoT project developed on LoRa WAN deals with timely maintenance of geo-tagged bins across facilities by indicating when they are nearly filled and need to be cleared.
A Blind Navigation project: helps visually challenged people move around without assistance.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) development: for IT+OT integrated log management and analytics for IIoT applications.
Wind turbines maintenance systems: Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of wind turbines.
With the setting up of the IIoT lab, the LTI-VJTI attach up intends to upgrade mindfulness and create enthusiasm for putting into utilization progressed and emerging innovations for tackling social problems. This activity bolsters meriting praiseworthy students from monetarily frail foundations. This lab involves a future-prepared test bed with new-age gadgets and test systems. It utilizes numerous standard IoT platforms for quick use cases including smart urban areas and energy sector.
Dr Faruk Kazi, Dean of R&D, VJTI and facilitator, VJTI-LTI Lab stated: “The IoT lab has given a stage to students to investigate their potential and adapt new skills to take care of problems looked by society. It is one of the more fruitful academia-industry partnerships in our nation. This model can possibly be recreated to other organizations to conquer any hindrance between the desires of scientists and industry needs.”
Some of the noteworthy achievements of the lab include:
• Winner in Global Cyber Challenge 2017
• Teams Pushpac and AVITRA won a cash prize of INR.50,000 each under MHA-USAID and UNDP Partnership project on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Innovation Challenge
• Team AVITRA won the Public Choice award in the NVIDIA Jetson Developer Challenge 2018. They were awarded with a cash prize of USD 1,000 and an NVIDIA Titan XP GPU
• Team AVITRA also reached the Zonal Rounds of the DRDO Robotics and Unmanned Systems Exposition. They were awarded INR 10,000 cash prize for the same
• VJTI team won 2nd runner-up trophy and a prize of INR 50,000 in Smart India Hackathon 2018
• It was one of the 20 teams selected from all over India for India Singapore Hackathon 2018
Sudhir Chaturvedi, President Sales and Executive Board Member, LTI remarked: “The significance of modern innovations in tending to age-old social issues is gigantic. Students and their ‘learners mind’ joined with the academic information sources can amplify the potential results of these advances. We are satisfied to partner with VJTI on this one of a kind academia-industry activity and are sincere to launch all the more such activities that can be useful to an expansive area of society.”
By and by the lab is available to more than 70 students including PhD, MTech and BTech students. Associations to doctoral and ace students of VJTI from socio-financially tested foundations are given through CSR activity of LTI. Till date, 1 ace and 3 doctoral students are bolstered with the associations to satisfy their fantasy of seeking after research in the cutting-edge advancements. The examination offices made under VJTI-LTI collaboration are additionally made available to other than VJTI students/analysts through summer and winter internships.