Centres of Excellence

Vardhaman has  nine centers of excellence  for the improvement and enrichment of engineering knowledge. The centres have been successful in creating interest of the students and to mould their minds towards research.

The following are the centers of excellence:

Center for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Environment, Science and Engineering (KDDM)
SAP University Center of Excellence (SAP)
Centre for CADENCE VLSI Software (CADENCE)
LabVIEW Software Centre of Excellence for System Design (LabVIEW)
Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)
Software Development and Solution Centre (SDSC)
Centre for e-Learning (e-Learning)
Centre for Nanotechnology (Nanotech)

Center for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Environment, Science and Engineering (KDDM)

Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDDM) is the non trivial process of extracting implicit, novel, previously unknown and useful information from large volume of data. It has emerged as a unique combination of several fields of Science and Technology including Statistics, Database systems, Computer programming, Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. KDDM spans a wide range of applications in Engineering (intrusion detection and network security, flow classification, Web mining), business (fraud detection, decision support systems, risk analysis, forecasting market trend), medicine and population health (study of drug implications, disease outbreak), bioinformatics (protein interactions, gene sequence analysis),  environmental science (remote sensing, meteorology, climatology, precipitation prediction -rain, hail and snow).

The research projects in the KDDM lab focus on both novel techniques, merging applications of Data mining in Engineering, Science and Environment. In particular, the focal points of the projects are study and development of (a)  an advanced algorithms in stream data mining including bio-inspired algorithms; and (b) emerging applications of data mining in the areas of Engineering (network security, intrusion detection), Environment (precipitation, air pollution, oceanography, acid rains, global warming, forest fires etc.), disaster management (earth quakes, tsunami warning, landslides, hurricanes, flood prevention, thunder storms etc.) and  business analytics.

M.Tech/B.Tech students, who are  interested in conducting research in these areas, are encouraged to send their applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include a copy of your resume summarizing your related education and work experience, and a statement of your research interests.


SAP University Center of Excellence (SAP)

The VCE aims to be at the forefront of education and research in Enterprise Integration. The Alliance program provides students with access to state-of-the-art enterprise software like SAP R/3 v.4.6.b. This will be used to help students build a solid background in the fundamentals of enterprise integration and allied field whilst exposing them to current technologies.

This exposure and education will give students a competitive hiring advantage while giving employers access to well prepared graduates, skilled in the latest concepts & tools.

It is important to note that the program is NOT a training program for SAP software. We will use SAP R/3 to teach fundamental concepts related to the engineering and management of supply chains and the use and management of enterprise information systems. The software is not only an excellent tool but the Alliance will help VCE to incorporate the latest requirements and technologies in our curriculum development efforts.

The Alliance will also strengthen research in Enterprise Integration.

The SAP University Alliance Program is multi-disciplinary and is being run across multiple departments of VCE. The system has been configured to support about 400 concurrent users and the system can be accessed from SAP Centre of Excellence.

M.Tech/B.Tech students, who are interested in conducting research in these areas, are encouraged to send their applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include a copy of your resume summarizing your related education and work experience, and a statement of your research interests.


Centre for CADENCE VLSI Software (CADENCE)

The centre of excellence in VLSI systems using CADENCE design systems caters for the industry needs. The centre is established at a cost of Rs 25 lakh in the year 2010. Using this centre the students are given advanced training to get equipped with modern and latest needs. The B.Tech and M.Tech programs are designed to give an in-depth training and knowledge in the areas of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC), Programming Digital Signal Processing (PDSP, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and so on. The centre also offers teacher traing and certification courses. The centre caters to the needs of Basic VLSI Design Centre, HDL Modelling Centre, FPGA Design Centre and Advanced VLSI Test Centre.

M.Tech/B.Tech students , who are  interested in conducting research in these areas, are encouraged to send their applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include a copy of your resume summarizing your related education and work experience, and a statement of your research interests.


LabVIEW Software Centre of Excellence for System Design (LabVIEW)

VCE has signed MOU with National Instruments, Bangalore for setting up of National Instruments Academy and Received recognition for being an official LabVIEW Academy. It transforms the way engineers and scientists around the world  in design, prototype, and deploy systems for test, control, and embedded design applications. LabVIEW software is ideal for any measurement or control system, and the heart of the NI design platform. Integrating all the tools that engineers and scientists need to build a wide range of applications in dramatically less time. LabVIEW is a development environment for problem solving, accelerating  productivity, and continual innovation.

The LabVIEW Academy curriculum gives students the opportunity to validate their knowledge and skills at a professional level with certification. After completion of the LabVIEW Academy program, students have the knowledge and tools to attempt the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) certification exam with confidence. Experience and certification in LabVIEW can improve students' career opportunities around the world - providing graduates and potential employers with benefits such as:

  1. Reliable validation and demonstration of skills and knowledge.
  2. Accelerated professional development, improved productivity and enhanced field credibility.
  3. Listing in the NI Certified Professionals database to demonstrate certification status.

M.Tech/B.Tech students , who are interested in conducting research in these areas, are encouraged to send their applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include a copy of your resume summarizing your related education and work experience, and a statement of your research interests.


Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)

CREST  lab aims  to provide substantial and benign energy options for present and future generations.

Objective:

  • To contribute the development and implementation of Renewable Energy through high quality research and demonstration;
  • Working  with research institutions, industry and related organizations world-wide to promote renewable energy;
  • Providing training and education in both theoretical and practical aspects of Renewable Energy systems technology.

Areas of expertise: Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal, Buildings, Integration, Bioenergy, Sesearch, Education and  e-learning.

M.Tech/B.Tech students, WEho are  interested in conducting research in these areas, are encouraged to send their applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include a copy of your resume summarizing your related education and a statement of your research interests.


Software Development and Solution Centre (SDSC)

Overview

VCE Software Development and Solution Centre was initiated by Hon, Chairman  of VCE Dr. Teegala Vijender Reddy on 11 June, 2010 under the guidance of the Principal Dr. S.Sai Satyanarayana Reddy. M. Krishna Rao Patro, Department of Master of Computer Applications, has been appointed as the Officer In-Charge of this centre. 

Objectives

  • To utilize the existing infrastructure and to satisfy the current software automation needs of the institution.
  • To view change in the market as an opportunity to grow; to use our profits, technical expertise and our ability to develop and produce innovative products, services and solutions that satisfy emerging customer needs.
  • To develop & nurture leaders at every level who are accountable for achieving business results and exemplifying our values. 

Current Status

The development centre has undertaken the task of developing VCE Campus Automation System  that  includes the modules like: Administration & Security, Student Admission & Fee Processing, Academic & Examination departments, Library Management, Student Information System and HR Module. Data from the year 2010 has been successfully migrated from the existing Volksoft Smart Campus system to the newly developed Campus Automation System.



Centre for e-Learning (e-Learning)

e-Learning  has become an important tool to deliver the best digital content. VCE is in the process  of designing  the benchmark course content with the following major objectives:

  • Collect, process and disseminate content developed by the faculty drawn from VCE and other colleges.
  • Create web-based e-Learning platform and provide access to a range of e-resources available across the globe.

Contact:

Dr. J V R Ravindra
Dean (Academics)
Centre for e-Learning
Vardhaman College of Engineering
Shamshabad, Hyderabad – 501 218



Centre for Nanotechnology (Nanotech)

Nanotechnology in general and Nanomaterials in particular promise to provide many solutions to environmental issues through various technologies with applications ranging from automobile to medicine.

The Centre for Nanotechnology, founded in 2008, is an interdisciplinary research centre with an objective to create scientific basis to ensure safe development of engineered nanoparticles and nanotechnology based materials and products.

This centre currently focuses on the synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials in key areas such as sensors, energy and environment. The Centre addresses the major global challenges of environment friendly transducers/sensors for various applications including the automobile industry. The research at the nanomaterials centre investigates new materials for clean environment applications.

It has a well-equipped laboratory housing synthesis and electrical property studies equipment. The centre has research projects sponsored by Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) and Board of Research on Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) and  BARC. The research projects have produced a number of high impact publications and attract significant industrial input.

Technology/Knowledge Transfer: Synthesized Lead free material for piezoelectric applications suitable at temperatures above 500oC for DRDO in 2012.

M.Tech/B.Tech students, who are  interested in conducting research in these areas, are encouraged to send their applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include a copy of your resume summarizing your related education and work experience, and a statement of your research interests.