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INTRODUCTION

Community service agencies face a future in which they must take advantage of technology to improve, coordinate, account for, and deliver the services they provide. They need the help of people with strong technical backgrounds. Undergraduate students face a future in which they will need more than solid expertise in their discipline to succeed. They will be expected to work with people of many different backgrounds to identify and achieve goals. They need educational experiences that can help them broaden their skills.

The challenge is to bring these two groups together in a mutually beneficial way. It was specifically to address this challenge that the Engineering Project in Community Services (EPICS) program was created. In the last benefits to the students and to the community! EPICS is a service-learning design program in which teams of students, partner with local and global community organizations to address human, community, and environmental needs. EPICS was founded at Purdue University in Fall 1995.

Objectives of EPICS
  1. EPICS students earn academic credit
    • Students will work in the team so they have to design team-based projects.
    • During the project students will try to solve community problem with their expert team ( Solve technology-based needs in the community).
  2. EPICS teams provide service
    • Students will work for their near places as well as they can think also for global community.
    • Students have to Partnering with not-for-profit community organizations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies.
  3. EPICS programs support these reciprocal partnerships
    • This program students can extends for Over multiple years
EPICS Program expected Outcomes
  • Application from the multidiscipline to the design of projects.
  • Understanding of design as a start-to-finish process.
  • Identification and acquisition of new knowledge.
  • Awareness of the customer.
  • Functioning on multidisciplinary teams :- contributions from other disciplines.
  • Effective communication with different audiences.
  • Awareness of professional ethics and responsibility.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Name

Department

Contact detail

Dr. S. B. Jadeja

Executive Director

sbjadeja@gardividyapith.ac.in

Dr. Amit Sata

HOD – Mechanical

avsata@gardividyapith.ac.in

Prof. Virang Oza

Mechanical Engineering

vhoza@gardividyapith.ac.in

Prof. Vimal Patel

HOD – Civil

vnpatel@gardividyapith.ac.in

Prof. Kapil Shukla

MCA

kkshukla@gardividyapith.ac.in

Prof. Nirav Mehta

Electrical Engineering

nbmehta@gardividyapith.ac.in

Prof. Kiran Shah

DHS

ksshah@gardividyapith.ac.in

Dr. Keshvani  Mukesh

DHS

mjkeshvani@gardividyapith.ac.in


ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
  • Along with the academic program interested students will also get the exposure to work with such an international university.
  • In the very first stage a group of students will go and find the necessity of the society and will find the reliable solutions for the same.
  • They will find the partners or the fund managers to make the application executable. Then based on the project work, the whole proposal will be prepared and sent to EPICS program, Perdue University.
  • Three field experts will review this proposal and they will provide the necessary suggestions and if there will be any queries team need to solve it and resubmit it.
  • After the approval from the experts, students can start working on the project.
  • If they are staked anywhere every fortnight there will be webinar addressed either by Prof. Vedula or Prof. Oakes to solve the students' queries.