Inauguration of
Indus Sustainable Smart Cities Center
Dr Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
on 26 February 2019 at 14:18:26
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What is ISSCC ?

Indus Sustainable Smart Cities Center (isscc) is a research platform to drive innovation incubation, provide knowledge leadership, create knowledge experiences, build collaboration and grow ideas into ventures that can lead to transform our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Sustainable Smart cities vision a reality.

Our Vision

Be a leading institution in Asia to drive cities in achieving Sustainable Development Goals that offers inclusivity, innovation, and sustainable urban value to society with techno-socio-cultural-demographic-food-agricultural-spiritual‐spatial-economic and governance transformations.

OUR Thrust Areas

Key Drivers

Technology and Environment ​

Key Focus

Society and Inclusivity

Key Goals

Smart Nations, Smart Cities and Smart Villages

Indus University has established some of the high quality research labs in collaboration with industries to encourage innovative across multidisciplinary streams.

Why Us?

We offer trans-disciplinary cross pollination of ideas in collaboration with Academicians, Experts, Industry, Government, Communities and Students which is the need of current time to create Sustainable Smart Cities leveraging digital technologies.

Sustainable smart city development is at the same time highly complex and challenging. The integration of urban systems into one “system of systems” capable of self-adaptation and self-management is difficult.

Our researchers are here to help you to transform.

Key Themes

The identified themes for research, innovation and entrepreneurship are smart and sustainable economy, people, governance, mobility,  environment, living.

Smart Economy

  • Innovative Spirit
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic image & trademarks
  • Productivity
  • Flexibility of labour market
  • International embeddedness
  • Ability to transform

Smart People

  • Level of qualification
  • Affinity to life long learning
  • Social & ethnic plurality
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Cosmopolitanism / Open mindedness
  • Participation in public life

Smart Governance

  • Participation in decision making
  • Public & social services
  • Transport governance
  • Political strategies & perspectives



Smart Mobility

  • Local accessibility
  • (Inter-) national accessibility
  • Availability of ICT-infrastructure
  • Sustainable, innovative and safe transport system


Smart Environment

  • Attractivity of natural conditions
  • Pollution
  • Environmental protection
  • Sustainable resource management



Smart Living

  • Cultural facilities
  • Health confitions
  • Individual safety
  • Housing quality
  • Education facilities
  • Tourstic attractivity
  • Social cohesion

Emerging Trends

How can we help Nations?

In this era of Megacities and Digital revolution, many emerging cities of the 21st century are seeking technology driven Smart, Sustainable and Resilient horizons to address a range of urbanism issues.

Further, innovative technologies are trending a new urban science with the emergence of big data, data analytics, thereby creating opportunities for building smarter, sustainable and more resilient urban futures.

Interestingly, both developed and developing nations are impacted by rapid urbanization though they may differ from scale and type of problems.

The trending research… That we address

How to build a greenfield economy with brownfield built objectives?

How to make cities energy and resource efficient through reduce, recycle, reuse and recover?

How to make cities self-sufficient with renewable energy technologies? How to reduce the number of trips creating walkable economies?

How to ensure less climatic damages and pollution?

How to protect socio-cultural-demographic-food-agricultural-spirtitual‐economic aspirations with inclusivity and equity?

How to sustain rural-urban fabric achieving poverty alleviation goals?

What are the benefits and impacts on urban futures with trending digital technologies, IoT, Block Chain, and Machine Learning?

Moreover, the emergence of digital technologies help address urbanism challanges with disruptive solutions and entrepreneurial opportunities.

To this end, ISSCC can bring transformational leadership through vision, strategy, processes, frameworks to aspiring nations that drive differentiated innovation, operational excellence, and enhanced living experiences

ISSCC – Collaboration Value

ISSCC help collaborate and co-innovate on a unique platform bringing together corporates, universities, nations, cities and villages through Interventions like pooling academic strengths, publishing research, presenting workshops, and/or hosting conferences, attracting outside funding support for scholarly work.

The expected research outcome is on developing feasible policy formulations, practical tools, strategies, guidelines, governing mechanisms, capability building, enabling private sector and entrepreneurial spirits that can be applied on some geographical and administrative scales.

Together, ISSCC pose to tackle new urbanism challenges facing communities far and wide and take pride in advancing positive social change.

ISSCC Schedule

The center opens its portals for submission of innovative ideas from interested students or a team quarterly basis. Proposals are reviewed and assessed through presentation before selection for incubation grants.

ISSCC Projects Selection Criteria

The project application assessment criteria may include Project context, Nobleness of idea, Feasibility of the research, Team structure and design, Work plan including proposed activities and deliverables, Project contribution as output, and Budget (value for money).

  • Relevance
  • Feasibility
  • Contribution to Society
  • Value for money
  • Good literature support
  • Strong SWOT


Chief Mentor

Our Team

Executive Council

Prof. A K. Singh, Ph.D

Director IITE


Prof. R Gopichandran, Ph.D

Director Designate IDEA


Prof. Sandip Chakravorty, Ph.D

Dean Academics


R. K. Singh, Ph.D




Prof. Anupam Kumar Singh, Ph.D

Director IITE


Assoc. Prof. B. P. Sharma

HOD, Architecture


Assoc. Prof. M. Mungla, Ph.D

Mechanical Engineering


Assoc. Prof. J. Chakravorty, Ph.D

HOD, Electrical Engineering


Assoc. Prof. S. Mahajan, Ph.D

HOD, Computer Engineering


Assoc. Prof. M. Ubale, Ph.D

Science & Humanities


Asst. Prof. S. Jani, Ph.D

HOD, Automobile Engineering


Asst. Prof. V. Shah, Ph.D

HOD, EC Engineering


Asst. Prof. U. Patdiwala, Ph.D

Mechanical Engineering


Asst. Prof. S. Shah, Ph.D

Electrical Engineering


Asst. Prof. A. Patel

Civil Engineering


Asst. Prof. P. Gohil

Civil Engineering


Asst. Prof. D. Saparia

Mechanical Engineering



Asst. Prof. B. Khatri

Mechanical Engineering


Asst. Prof. J. Lotia

Electrical Engineering


Asst. Prof. A. Chauhan

Civil Engineering

Email: akshaychauhan.cvl@

Asst. Prof. Shantam Malappa

Civil Engineering

Email: shantammalappa.cvl@

Asst. Prof. Jignesh Patel

Computer Engineering

Email: jigneshpatel.ce@

Asst. Prof. Ruchit Soni

Electrical Engineering


Asst. Prof. Bharat Dogra

Automobile Engineering


One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.”

Leo Tolstoy

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