By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 1 May: The ‘National Convention: Research & Innovation in Science & Engineering 2019 (NC-RISE)’ concluded at the Bidholi Campus of UPES. The objective of the event was to unveil the innovative talents of engineering students from across the country in research and their technical prowess in solving real-life problems. Prize money of Rs 2.50 lakhs further added to the attraction of the event.
UPES Chancellor Dr SJ Chopra, Dr Kamal Bansal, Dean, Academic Development & Innovation, and Dr Sanjeev Singh – Associate Dean, Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities, inaugurated the event jointly.
According to Arun Dhand, Sr Director, UPES, the event marked the beginning of new and innovative ventures that bind the experience of jurors from various leading and eminent industries spanning across the fields of IT, Mechanical and Electronics Engineering.
Dr Shailey Singhal, Professor & Chairperson, ‘NC RISE’, revealed that the event successfully garners thought provoking ideas of young innovators spanning across IT, Mechanical and Electronics specialisations. “The event provides an ideal platform for all students to interact with the industry experts and know the feasibility of their innovative ideas,” she said. Forty-seven teams from reputed colleges and universities from Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Mizoram, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand participated. Fourteen teams eventually progressed forward and ultimately the panel of judges selected Project ‘IRIS’ of UPES for the 1st Prize; while Project ‘Global Intuitive Crash Avoidance System’ of Manav Rachna International Institute Of Research And Studies, New Delhi bagged the 1st Runner-Up award; and Project ‘Solar Assisted Cloud Enabled Intelligent Mini Refrigerator’ of UPES claimed the 2nd Runner-Up Award. The Consolation Prizes went to NIT, Sikkim; Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies, New Delhi; Amrapali Group of Institute, Haldwani; Tagore Engineering College, Chennai; NIT Mizoram and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Muzaffarnagar.
Dr Prasun Gupta, Sr Scientist, IIRS, Dehradun; Umesh Joshi – Lead Architect, CRM, R&D, Boston Scientific; Sameer Kumar – DGM, JCB; Vikas Tomar – Chief Technology Officer, Galaxy Studios Ltd; Shiva P Koyyada – Scientist, Infosys; Mohit Joshi – Technical Lead, Landis & Gyr, and Vivek Shaily – Lead peoplesoft consultant, Artech Infosystems Ltd, formed the panel of experts and judges at the event. The Organising Team comprised Dr SK Joshi, Dr Anuj Kumar, Dr PK Mishra, Dr Shilpi Agarwal, Dr Shefali Arora, Dr Mamta Latwal, Dr Manjeet Singh, Dr Sravendra Rana, Dr Kamalpreet Kaur, Dr Kanchan Bahukhandi, Dr Shalini Vohra, Dr Hitesh Sharma, Dr Ravi Tomar, Dr Deepak Chandra Goel, Dr Ajit Nigam, Dr Anirban Chowdhary, and Dr Amit Kumar.