The Optical Society of America, IIIT Ranchi Chapter is a one of its kind club that has been started with the vision of fostering a culture of research in the field of optics and aims to act as a platform for the promotion and gathering of scientific ideas. Apart from this we regularly organise guest lectures by eminent personalities as we firmly believe that the gap between industry and educational institutions need to be bridged as soon as possible. We also aim to use the boundless potential science and technology to address the numerous problems of the society and the environment. We wish to propel India forward in the field of optics and become ambassadors of knowledge.
Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Ranchi, by an act of Parliament is established in Year 2016 as an Institute of National Importance. It is established in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode with an aim to be a self sustainable institute within five years and achieve excellence in teaching and research in information technology. It has to be among the best institutes of the country and be appropriately geared to meet any challenges of Jharkhand State regarding Information and Communication Technology.
In this endeavour, Government of India, Government of Jharkhand, and private partners – Central Coalfield Limited, Tata Consultancy Services and Tata Technologies Limited – are working in unison to establish an Institute that bridges the gap between academics and industry. The combined effort will create a pool of skilled Electronic Communication Engineers, Computer Scientists & Engineers that are readily employable in Industry. The students taking admission in IIIT Ranchi are through ‘Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) – Main’ and are among the best in the country.
At present, IIIT Ranchi is being mentored by National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur which has contributed in technical education since year 1960. A land of 52 acres at Ranchi has been allocated for building a new campus and for creating a strong infrastructure, a grant of over Rs 120 crores has been sanctioned by the Central Government, Jharkhand Government and Private Partners.
As a founder Director of IIIT Ranchi, my job is well defined. First and foremost, it is to establish a temporary campus at Ranchi where all students can be shifted so that they can associate themselves with the Institute and be a proud alumni after they graduate from the institute. The labs commensurate with industry standards has to be established immediately so that students get exposure at the earliest to environment and work culture of industry. The recruitment of qualified faculty, officers and staff to be completed within six months. Next is to expedite the realization of IIIT Ranchi Campus at the site allotted for this purpose. Over and above facilities has to be created to impart skill development to people of Jharkhand and participate in IT projects of Jharkhand Government. In coming years, the institute will contribute profusely in research and scientific discovery by adding various research programs.
It is my earnest appeal to all stake holders to contribute in the progress of the Institute and to all major players of IT industries to provide opportunities to faculty and students of IIIT Ranchi in terms of industrial project, training and campus placement.
With an overwhelming and outstanding orientation of our OSA chapter a zest was in our mind that – as being a technical institute we shall make it even great by adding something extra to our institution so that it may bring laurels to our dignity. In the sole presence of our Director sir and faculty members we launched our first ever app for IIIT Ranchi. It would provide a lot of communication facilities to us. Messages can be circulated in the most specific and perfect way possible. This app has been created at various interface and levels. There is a clear distinction based on the authority and the position they hold. Colour coded scheme has been implemented , so that it may result in a soothing and eye catching view. After investing a lot of ours precious hours we made something which could take our institute to the next level and therefore we could feel ourselves even more oriented towards technology and information related environment. In future we have a plan to extend our work even more, in order to make us limitless and sky touching
We launched the brand new website specially for our OSA chapter on the same day of app launch. And in a true sense it was warmly welcomed by all the pioneers of our institute. Irrespective of the various view points we finally drained a lot of our energy to make the website a descent and informative, inorder to make a entice approach. In the page we have categorised various aspects accordingly and each sub unit has got a soothing place- like there is a special section for all the members of the team , Director has got a separate unit in which his thoughts are well defined. It has got an event section where the information related to various upcoming events are uploaded, engaged with a gallery which contains all the photos. Our plan in coming days is to organize more and more events under the banner of OSA and keeping our website updated with all the events currently being organized. Also we have a motive to inculcate the habit of renewing our website on a regular basis and remove any sort of error or problems.
The students of IIIT Ranchi were blessed with the benign presence of Mr. Gaurav Singh who introduced us to the world of technology and advancement by giving a brief demo of a software which completely focused on the brief database of a student during his tenure of study. He demonstrated the whole set of prose about the software and made us aware of the performance graph and a lot of mathematical calculations which is based on students performance. In coming days the organization is going to take a test based on the performance , a kind of study and analysis will be done. We hope so that such interesting events shall keep on going in our Institute so that it could make us aware of all the advancement of the world we live in.
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