Student Participation at Anveshana 2017

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Agastya International Foundation in partnership with Synopsys organized Anveshana 2017 for Delhi-NCR. The entire process of participation started around August, 2016. Students from Engineering Institutes were invited to participate and showcase their projects. Anveshana is an initiative to bridge the gap between schools and engineering institutes and to nurture creativity and facilitate mentoring. After submission of abstract and review of the projects by eminent persons from various science and technical domains, three of the projects submitted by students from School of Engineering, G D Goenka University were selected for the event. In total, around 30 projects were selected in this regional level Exhibition & Competition for the final round. Since then, the students were developing their projects and also mentoring government school students. There were reviews by Anveshana team from Delhi and Bangalore at the Government schools in New Delhi and also in Gurgaon.

Finally, Anveshana, Science & Engineering Fair was held on 9 th and 10 th February, 2017 at National Science Centre, New Delhi. Sri Dhirendra Singh, Former Union Secretary, Govt. of India inaugurated the event. Chairman of Agastya International Foundation, Shri Ramji Raghavan and Shri D. Rama Sharma, Director, National Science Centre, New Delhi were among the dignitaries on dais.

The school students confidently presented the projects. It was an experience to see the school students present the various projects after being mentored by our B. Tech. students. The school students expressed their gratitude for being selected and eventually, getting a practical exposure to science and technology. During the course of the two-day event, students from different parts of Delhi-NCR visited this Exhibition. Each of the projects were set up in individual stalls and were evaluated by a jury panel of eminent scientists and academicians from reputed institutes, including IIT.

Parth Mahajan with teammates Amogh Madan and Ridhima Arora from CSE Dept. worked on Home Automation System based on IOT; supervisor was Dr. Sandeep Nagar of Electronics & Communication Department. Shruti Godha and Chinar Raju from 2 nd Yr. ECE fabricated LED flasher Using Microcontroller. Dr. Rashima Mahajan and Ms. Ila Mehta from Electronics & Communication Department supervised this project. Mayank Sehdev and Gurmeet Singh of 2 nd Yr. ME showcased Energy Efficiency with Water under the guidance of Dr. Mayurika Goel of Department of Basic and Applied Sciences. At the School level, Dr. Anindita Roy Chowdhury from Department of Basic & Applied Sciences coordinated this programme in collaboration with Anveshana coordinators at Agastya International Foundation. Overall, through this entire programme spanned over the last few months, the B.Tech. Students not only developed their own technical skill and confidence but they also served a social purpose by mentoring Govt. School students on different technical applications.

The school students confidently presented the projects. It was an experience to see the school students present the various projects after being mentored by our B. Tech. students. The school students expressed their gratitude for being selected and eventually, getting a practical exposure to science and technology. During the course of the two-day event, students from different parts of Delhi-NCR visited this Exhibition. Each of the projects were set up in individual stalls and were evaluated by a jury panel of eminent scientists and academicians from reputed institutes, including IIT.

At the end of the two-day programme, the efforts of all the final round participants were acknowledged with individual certificates and medals. Moreover, the project entitled, “LED flasher Using Microcontroller” received special recognition with a cash prize of Rs. 5000/-. It was a memorable experience for the B. Tech. students when they came home with excitement and a lot of learning gained from their participation in Anveshana Programme.

A team of students from B.Sc. (Physics /Chemistry/ Mathematics) programmes was also taken to Anveshana 2017 for a visit.

They got an exposure to different types of working models based on the principles of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. They were subdivided into smaller groups and asked to report brief details regarding the projects they chose to review. The students found it interesting to see models illustrating Smart Krishi E-monitoring System, Traffic Congestion Management, Smart Dustbin, Walking Aid Gears for Blind, Wireless Hexapod, Low Cost Water Pump, Desalitric Sewage Treatment, Electricity from Plants and the like. It was an experience for them to see the school kids mentored by fellow students presenting the work so well. They interacted with the students in the different stalls during the Exhibition. Dr. Anindita Roy Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Department of Basic and Applied Sciences of School of Engineering coordinated the visit and Dr. Mayurika Goel, Assistant Professor, Department of Basic and Applied Sciences of School of Engineering accompanied the team of students to the venue.

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