Department of Instrumentation & Control
It is established in 1985 with a vision to produce technocrats in the field of process control and instrumentation. Being fourth branch started in the university, it can be termed as quite old and experienced branch having history to serve industry with highly knowledgeable, skilled and determined engineers. Students of the branch has rooted their flag at many prestigious companies and proved their mettle.
It is a department with highly skilled and knowledgeable faculty members, which always guide students and tempt them to tickle their brains by thought provoking questions floored upon. Department consist of highly skilled faculty with a doctorate degree, five post graduates and three graduates. These faculty members have an extensive career and achievements to their cap. They have been involved in many national and international workshops and have presented numerous papers at national and international arena.
The department is fully fledged with latest equipments and instruments to keep pace with recent developments in the field of instrumentation.
For the benefit of students under TEQIP world bank scheme, department has introduced new laboratories in the field of Bio-medical instrumentation, Distributed control system (DCS), Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, Communication Technique and Process control. All this laboratories are well equipped with expensive instruments in respective fields for in depth knowledge to students.
Department also enjoys the pride to own licensed copy of many highly expensive software in the field of instrumentation. To name some it possesses software of LABVIEW, MOKSHA and WONDERWARE SCADA.
Department also possess ADAM’s card for SCADA system along with other sophisticated equipments like computerized Process control trainer, PLC trainer, Process instrument trainer, Microcontroller trainer with interfacing modules, Industrial electronic trainers, PID controller trainer and last but not the least Peak controller trainer kit.
Adding to its pride department also runs two student sections for growth of knowledge of student in accordance to other peers in different parts of the Indian subcontinent.
Student section run are namely ISA (Instrumentation Systems and Automation society) which is USA based and ISTE (Indian Society of Technical Education).
Under these sections students are acquainted with new developments in automation engineering by various mind-boggling workshops and exhaustive expert lecture series. Various industrial visits are also organized for providing practical exposure to the students. In expert lecture series, experts from prestigious industry come down here to deliver and give food for thought to students.
Department also possess excellent placement cell which looks after placement activities of students, personality development of students, provide positive aptitude to perform. That’s the reason why we say here at DDU, “We not only make good engineers but we along with it make good human beings. This cell takes care of overall development of students apart from academics.
It has been an eye catching record this year of placing majority students in many prominent, prestigious blue chip companies. The 2010 batch had a shining time with placement of 37 students placed in the companies like Siemens India, Coen Bharat, Essar, GNFC, Doshion, Precise Process Control, IDMC, KMIntegrator, Atul Ltd. etc and also our students were absorbed by IT giants like TCS, Infosys, Mahindra British Telecom, PCS, Cognizant, Adani, E-info chip etc. Still many other companies are approaching and many students are waiting for intimation.
The department is equipped with all the inevitable needs maybe its skilled faculties or opulent infrastructure or exhaustive expert lectures or thought provoking industrial visits. Department caters all round development of students keeping in mind the needs of society, need of industry and there by proving the fact that at DDU we not only make good engineers but also good human beings.
Department of Instrumentation & Control
Dharmsinh Desai University
Nadiad – 387 001.
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