Tech-Xtreme (Annual Tech-Fest)
Every year Gandhinagar Institute of Technology organizes Tech-Xtreme: A National level technical festival, at its lush green campus of GIT. It comprises of more than 50 events which are from the various fields including Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Computer Science and many more. Various competitions motivate the students to bring out their inner skills. The motive behind the TechFest is to demonstrate how technology can be imparted in society via various interesting ways. Since beginning this festival becomes proud moments for GIT where students show their technical abilities to prove how good it is and gets awarded and appreciated. Various competitions related to the Robotics, Dirt Rush GT (Robo- race Event) and Robo-puzzle are also major attractions in which robots perform tedious tasks. Search Spider (event based on Google hunt), Walk on Fire (event based on Laser light), Bomb Diffuser (based on Circuit Design Concepts), event based on theme of re-use of waste water, Pharma Recipe (Stereo Pharma Model competition), Corpoquiz (Business Quiz), Concourse De Design (Cad Competition) Computer Programming, Electronic Circuit designing, Design of suspension bridge, Pharma model making, Patent track, Open source software event, event based on design of Earthquake resistant structure and business plan competition are among a few of its major attractions. Cash prizes of more than Rs 1 lakh and Certificates are distributed to the winners in the grand valedictory. Workshops on different subjects and emerging topics have also been organized during these two days with a great support from the Industries for the participants to have latest know how in today’s industrial economy. It also helps them to expand their knowledge to industry level and standards and beyond that to make one’s life easier which is any engineer’s motto.
Open Source Technology Club (OSTC Club)
GTU has introduced Open Source Technology Club initiative for all the GTU affiliated colleges in collaboration with Spoken Tutorial Project-IIT Bombay. To take the benefit of this opportunity, Gandhinagar Institute of Technology has established Open Source Technologies Club (OSTC). The Spoken Tutorial Project is about teaching and learning a particular FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) like Linux, Scilab, LaTeX, PHP & MySQL, Java, C/C++, Libre Office, Inkspace, Net Beans, Libre Office Suit, Python, PHP, Scilab and many more via an easy Video tool - Spoken Tutorials. Today, SMEs and Govt. departments are moving to Open Source Software like Linux OS. Students with this knowledge will have an edge in the job market. They can also become entrepreneurs and use Open Source Software in their businesses and save money vs if they use commercial software. Net - it is a win-win situation for all and the best part, all the Trainings are conducted FREE of cost. The training has been started in July 2011 and to date around 1500+ participants took advantage of this club and certified.
ISHRAE Students’ Chapter
The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals. ISHRAE today has more than 10,000 HVAC&R professionals and 3,000 students as members with 40 chapters and sub chapters across India. ISHRAE’s primary objective is the advancement of the art and sciences of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Engineering & other related Building Services. ISHRAE engages in a broad spectrum of activities to attain its objectives. On 18th October 2014, there was an official Inaugural Function of ISHRAE Student chapter at GIT by ISHRAE Ahmedabad chapter and from then GIT is actively involved with all activities of ISHRAE. ISHRAE Provides excellent networking opportunities to interact with other Professionals, Industry Leaders and key Decisions Makers in the Profession and Industry. It provides an excellent forum for Professional Development and continuous Training on both fundamentals and latest products and technologies available worldwide. It also provides a platform for effective marketing and launching of new products and technologies through exhibitions, product presentations and advertisements and an International exposure through ASHRAE (American Society with 50,000 members association, our International Associate Easy access to all ISHRAE Technical Publications, Software’s, Workshops and Training Programs Opportunity to work in the Chapter Working Committee towards our mission to promote the arts and sciences of HVAC&R in India.
SAEINDIA Collegiate Club
Mobile & Wireless Technology Club (MWTC)
GIT MWTC (Mobile & Wireless Technology Club) is engaged and promoting many more projects and activities related with the field of Wireless Communications, Mobile Computing, Web Content Development, Android Applications Development etc. Recently “GIT App” was developed & launched by the final year students of Computer Engineering which provides all the useful information related to Gandhinagar Institute of Technology. One more application that provides detailed Weather Information has also been developed. Two days’ Workshop on Android Application Development has also been organized and a great number of students from EC/CE/IT branch participate in the workshop. Several informative sessions, Talk shows, and project related with website development, cloud computing, etc. are also in the pipeline. MWTC @ GIT works actively with Mobile Monday Club.
Jazba (Annual Cultural Festival)
Gandhinagar Institute of Technology, managed by Platinum Foundation, celebrates its grand gala annual cultural festival JAZBA. It showcases more than fifteen events including Antakshari, Quiz, Rangoli, Debate, T-shirt Painting, Singing, Dancing, Skit, Mr & Miss GIT, Face Painting, Cooking, Sand Art, Bhookhad, Laggy Cricket and many more. The day events are followed by musical evening program in which multi-talented students from various branches perform in various events like Skit, Solo & Duet Singing, Solo & Group Dance etc. Actress from movie and television industry are invited to inspire the students for culture and co-curricular activities. Ms. Sonal Chauhan (Jannat Movie Actreess), Mr. Ranvijay Singh (Actor and MTV Roadies Host), Hard Kaur (Singer, Rapper and Musician), Mr. Rajdeep Chatrerjee(Indion Idol Fame Singer) and many more become a part of this grand event.
Ratri B4 Navratri
Teaching a sense of culture and unity is the spirit of any Indian festival and Navratri is a portrayal of color, action, music and devotedness. The Navratri celebration is devoted to the worship of the Eternal mother which has its origins in the Vedas. Durga is also considered to be a combination of the Trinity of goddesses- Saraswati, Parvati, and Lakshmi. During Navratri, these three main goddesses are worshipped as well. Students along with staff dressed in colorful traditional Gujarati costume performed Raas and Garba. Youthful students and faculty members of the Institute perform in this grand gala Annual Garba Event. Mr. Arvind Vegda, the singer of BHAI BHAI was the star attraction of last Navratri night. Every year, Prizes are given to the winners of various categories including best costume, best solo dance, best group dance etc. Huge Media coverage is attained during the Garba Night.
Every year The Annual Sports Meet is organized at the College Campus. Students and Faculties are at their harmony to organize panoramic activities related to sports events. Gandhinagar Institute of Technology has formed a “Sports Committee” for bringing out talent in students and giving them a platform to perform in sports events organized by college, other colleges and GTU which is helpful for overall development of students physically and mentally. It also used to increase levels of discipline and sportsman spirit. The whole event is organized not only inside the GIT Campus, but also at some prime Sports locations of Gujarat State. There are 8 sports activities conducted (4 outdoor & 4 indoor) where more then 600+ players in cricket, 400+ players in Volleyball, 250+ players in Kabbadi, 600+ players in badminton, 350+ players in Carom, 150+ players in Table-Tennis and 180+ players in Chess, participates in the competition every year.
The Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell)
The entrepreneurship cell is a non profit organisation run by students of Gandhinagar Institute of Technology that aims at manifesting the talent and entrepreneurial spirit of young students.We at E-Cell host various workshops, speaker sessions, innovative games, competition for aspiring entrepreneurs and support them by providing necessary resources such a seed funding, consultancy,monitoring and networking. E-Cell has also been awarded the prestigious award of I-Scale by GTU.
Blood Donation Drive
As part of its social responsibility, GIT regularly conducts various youthful activities. Keeping this tradition alive, every year major Blood Donation Drives have been organized at the Institute premises in association with Civil Hospital; Ahmedabad and Lions Club; Kalol and Giants Group; Kalol. Chief Coordinator Dr N M Bhatt motivates GIT fraternity with a brief speech which emphasized the importance of Blood Donation activity for a healthy society and a healthy nation. GIT has been considered as the best engineering college as it got the award from GTU as an outstanding blood donor in past years. Stimulated gathering started the Drive and a total of 150 and 179 units of blood were donated respectively and in future it will keep this tradition alive and inspire youth for their social responsibilities.
Women Development Cell (WDC)
Women Safety Security Day for women has been celebrated at GIT under Surksha Setu Society. A training was organized on 7th October 2014 at Police headquarters, Shahibaug by Surksha Setu Society. In this session girls were given all materials for organizing the program such as banner of 1091 Police Heart, pamphlets of 1091, IPC laws, momento, t-shirt, bands, cap etc. In training session they had shown some videos related to the program which focused on awareness about the laws and services which have been made for females by Indian government so that they can take immediate action against any incident. On 9th October 2014 the program was conducted at GIT where around 75 girls and 10 female faculty members had attended it. Motive of this program was to aware female students and faculties of the college about various laws, services from the police, rights against women crime and emergency self-defense techniques and from then this program takes part in equal duration for women empowerment and safety.