From the Desk of Director

Dear Students,

Hearty Congratulations on joining the ISTAR family. On behalf of the Institute, I welcome you all.

ISTAR offers many unique master degree programs like Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Real Estate Valuation, Plant machinery & valuation, Polymer Science and Technology, Surface Coating Technology, Geo-informatics, Mobile Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Industrial Chemistry and so on. ISTAR not only strives to train the students to become excellent industrialists, scientists, technologists, thinkers or leaders of the society, but also helps to mould themselves into better human beings and future citizens of India. ISTAR provides a platform for students to get prepared to face the challenges of the corporate world, pursue academic excellence in Science and Technology education through high standards of quality programs in teaching, research, on-site industrial training and services.

Imparting professional education combined with fostering innovative thinking, application of skilled knowledge, consciousness to social responsibilities, and inculcating professional principles are integral part of education at ISTAR. We believe in lifelong learning and training, leading to benefits of the society including industry. Apart from curriculum based studies, emphasis is laid on promotion of innovative-driven projects, soft skills and entrepreneurship and personality development, interaction with industries, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Our core values of excellence, integrity, transparency, quality, team work, execution with passion and student centric learning are closely integrated into our academic programs. Institute wishes to encourage, inspire and promote research activities and integrate it with teaching learning process and plans to expand existing technical programs and promote industry relevant projects, R & D and consultancy to escalate the overall standard as well as to bridge the gap between academics & industry requirements to make the institution globally visible.

Experienced and expertised faculty are playing active role in imparting quality education and excellent training to the students, inculcating in them a sense of leadership in various professions, industries and other fields of development. Faculty also arrange on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities in various industries, consultancies, R & D centres and corporates. Our Alumni placed at governing positions in MNCs, industries, various organizations in India and abroad. The Institute is also providing opportunities and incentives to socio-economically poor, disabled, minorities and backward classes students. Dedicated faculty members received research projects from various funding agencies- DST, MoEFCC, MoES, UGC, FES,GUJCOST,GEC etc. I feel honoured to inform you that ISTAR has been accredited “A” grade by NAAC and KCG and recognized under 2 (f) and 12 (B) acts of UGC, New Delhi.

The continuous support and motivation from enlightened management of Charutar Vidya Mandal under the patronage of Chairman, has enabled ISTAR to conquer various milestones and will attain greater horizons in the era of Science and Technology at global level.

I sincerely hope that your academic pursuit in ISTAR will be fruitful and enjoyable in every aspect and the experiences you gain here and the moments you spend will be cherished by you throughout your life. Wishing you the very best.

Dr. Kirit H. Patel
Hon. Director, ISTAR