Design Innovation Center (DIC)

Vigyan Ashram and Savitribai Phule Pune University collaboratively started ‘Design Innovation Center’ at Pabal. The center is funded by MHRD as part of National Design Network. 

DIC will incubate ideas which are useful for society. Efforts will be made to convert these ideas into products. Requirement of users will be taken into account from the conceptualization of idea to making final products. 

DIC wants to promote culture of design at college level. Our rural areas are facing with various development problems. These problems are great opportunities for creative minds. DIC aims at training youth to taken on these challenges and come out with useful solutions. 

Focus area of DIC:
DIC @ Vigyan Ashram focuses on following areas:
  1. Agriculture
  2. Sensors technology
  3. Computer graphics and product design
  4. Environment and Watershed management

Who can join DIC program?
DIC is open for all individuals with prior permission and training. If you have a great idea or you are looking for technical solution for common problem facing society. DIC @ Vigyan Ashram is perfect place for you. 

Facilities at DIC:
DIC is equipped with following facilities –
  1. Workshop
  2. Fab-Lab
  3. Poly-house
  4. Computer and Graphics lab
  5. Soil testing laboratory

Services offered by DIC :
  1. Product development
  2. Designing
  3. Prototyping
  4. 3D printing
  5. Automation
  6. Mentoring students projects
Functioning of DIC:
DIC functions though projects and design courses. These design courses offers students to learn ‘Design approach’ by ‘Learning while doing’. 

DIC courses at Vigyan Ashram
VA is launching following 4 courses through Design Innovation Center:
  1. Advanced and innovative techniques for Environment and watershed management.
  2. Advanced Techniques for improvement of Plant Growth and Health using soil Microorganisms
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in computer aided product Design
  4. Design and Development of signal conditioning and Sensor Technology
Details of Courses offered on

Benefits of DIC courses:
  1. Students will learn practically and can acquire more skills
  2. Students can develop their own firm
  3. There will be more job opportunities due to acquired skills
  4. Opportunity to work with industrial entrepreneur
For additional information @ DIC

Please visit our blog for course details , students projects  and other  details.

To get the admissions please contact:

Vigyan Ashram, Pabal
Tal. Shirur, Dist. Pune-412 403
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