Dr. Geetha Prakash

Director, Industry Institute Interaction Cell

From the Director’s Desk

Global Academy of Technology aims to educate students and enhance knowledge. Companies develop products to meet the needs of customers. Industry Institute Interaction Cell was set up at GAT in 2017, intended at a mission to understand the companies and work with them to develop projects. Such research relationships enable the two parties to share resources they would not otherwise have access to. Most industry-academic collaborations are unique and research projects with small companies, are often different from those with large, established corporations. The most successful partnerships arise when academia and companies acknowledge and respect their distinct cultures and perspectives, and achieve a collaborative, peer-to-peer relationship despite their differences. Projects in association with industry can expose academics to interesting, real-life problems. Such projects are executed in close cohesion with industry partners
The III Cell aims at holistic growth of students and organizes a variety of events including literary activities, project exhibitions, poster competitions, photograph competitions, commemorative events, etc. It also encourages students to develop projects and applications to suit in-house college requirements such as Auditorium Booking System, developing exclusive website for the III Cell, etc. which have already been developed. We prepare the students to take up significant
responsibilities, provide facilities and opportunities to travel to learn, internships, interdisciplinary
projects and make them better scholars.

Director’s Profile

Dr. Geetha Prakash is Director Industry Institute Interaction Cell, Global Academy of Technology, Bengaluru, Karnataka. She has been teaching for the past 28 years. She completed her BE, M Tech and Ph.D. from NITK, Surathkal. Her Doctoral Thesis on Optical Communication was supported by the funded project under the Department of Electronics and InformationTechnology, Govt of India in National Institute of Technology Surathkal. She has a PG Diploma in Environmental Law jointly awarded by National Law School, Delhi, and World Wildlife Fund.She has over 20 publications in National, International Conferences, and International Journals.She was the session chair at The International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems (ICESS2013), Sydney, Australia, December 3-5, 2013. She was also a presenter at PhotonicsWest 2015, San Francisco which is the worlds #39’s best laser, photonics, and biomedical optics conference. She has also delivered a Webinar on “Project Based Learning among Engineering Students – Myths and Realities & quote and on “Rateless Coding “ on the Virtual Academy as a part of the Indo US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE). She has been awarded the “College Champion” award by Wipro for mentoring 18 projects during Summer 2013. She has delivered talks at several Colleges and Universities, prominent among them being the talk at the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands in April 2016, NITK Surathkal, during a Short Term Teacher’s Training Program in 2012. She is an IUCEE Faculty Fellow(2016), one among 15 teachers in the country awarded for excellence in Engineering Education. She has guided students on funded projects through IEEE and the state Government. Her research interests include Free Space Optics, Error control coding, Neural Networks, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics

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