SGT Times Reporter
Two days of mega Techfest – Synergy 2022 concluded on Wednesday at SGT University, Gurugram. The event saw more than 150 innovative and creative projects from 18 different faculty presented by students and faculty members.
The event concluded with a valedictory function where Dr Mukesh Kumar, Scientist G and Head International Health and Human Resource, Development Division, Indian Council of Medical Research graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Dr Brajesh Kumar Poddar, CEO, Instrumentation Automation Surveillance and Communication Sector Skill Council joined the event as a Guest of Honour.
Professor Rakesh Sharma, Pro-Chancellor, SGT University, and Professor OP Kalra, Vice Chancellor, SGT University welcomed the Chief Guest with plant sapling and University memento. Prof. Vinod Kumar, Pro Vice Chancellor, and Prof. Vikas Dhawan, Pro Vice-Chancellor welcomed the Guest of Honour. Deans, Head of the Institutes, and various faculty members were present during the valedictory event.
Prof. O P Kalra, Vice Chancellor, SGT University encouraged students to do research in the early stages of student’s life. He said, “One research project and two publications by students during their degree will boost their career and help them in better job opportunities.” SGT university promotes multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects and provides support for government projects, he added.
Prof. Rakesh Kumar, Pro-Chancellor, SGT University inspire students by mentioning quotes from various visionary leaders and scientists and asking students to move out from their comfort zone and aspire for greatness.
Mr. Brajesh Poddar, Guest of Honour, shared the mantra of his life as skilling, upskilling and lifelong learning. He asked students to integrate technology to find solution for societal developments.
Dr. Mukesh Kumar impressed by the innovative and creative projects ask students to rejuvenate themselves and grab various opportunities and support provided by SGT university. He mentioned about various schemes, fellowships and projects funded by Government of India and students and faculty should approach for funds. He asked students to focus on soft skills with technical skills and accountability, integrity and discipline will help students to achieve newer heights.
All projects were evaluated by esteemed judges comprising of Dr. Prem Chand Gupta, Institute of Nuclear medicine & Allied Sciences and Prof. Amit Garg, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi as external judge, Dr. Baljit Singh, Dr.. Susanta Kundu and Dr. Prabir Ghosh as internal jury members. Awards were distributed to best projects under five categories. For street play category, winner was students of Faculty of Nursing with their street play on global warming.
Under education category, winners were Ms. Neha from Faculty of Engineering for project application for stray animals. Second prize was won by Mr. Satyam, Faculty of Engineering for project “Air intrusion in root zone of plants”. Third Prize winner was Mr. Pankaj Kumar from Faculty of Science for project “Golden Ratio: Connecting Mathematics to nature”.
Under research category, winner was Dr. Mukesh Kumar from Faculty of Science for his project “Nanostructured electrode materials for Li-Ion batteries”. Second prize winner was Dr. Divya Sareen, Faculty of Science for her project “Super-adsorbent hydrogel for agriculture application”. Third prize winner was Dr. Megha Walia from Faculty of Science for her project “Cosmetic based finger print development”.
Under innovation and technology category, first prize winner was Dr. Bhoopesh from Faculty of Sciences for his project “UV-Spectacles – A New Tool for the Investigators”. Second prize winner was Dr. Sumit from Faculty of dental Sceinces for his project “Head movement and voice-controlled wheelchair for quadriplegic patients”. Third prize winner was Dr. Sunil Verma for his project “ALBATROSS: Heavy weight Lifting Drone for Healthcare Services”.
Under healthcare category, first prize goes to Dr. Dinesh from Faculty of Engineering for his project “Oxygen Concentrator”. Second prize goes to Dr. Jaiveer and Dr. Abhishek Nagpal from Faculty of Dental Sciences for his project “Prosthetic rehablitation of maxillectomy patient post mucormycosis resection”. Third prize winner was Mrs. Ramandeep from Faculty of Nursing for her project “On the go Massage Bag (In lieu of Candour)”. All participants were congratulated by dignitaries and applauded by audiences.
Prof. Amit Garg commended SGT University for playing a proactive role in envisioning the future of our country by providing platforms like Synergy 2022 and encouraging innovative and research environment for students and faculty members. He said, students are contented with work done with many ideas are worth scalable and may be promoted as future start-ups. Being a judge is not an easy task and projects are evaluated based on innovation, student learning aspects and Indian social challenges and solutions to the social problems with various other parameters, he added.
Social application and government policy of make in India should be the core values while ideating new innovations, said Dr. Baljit Singh. He said, Synergy – 2022 provided a great platform for students to move beyond the conventional learning ways and learn various application-based aspects of their projects. Lot of innovative and creative ideas are presented, and University will look forward for lot of student’s patents, he added.
Evaluating and judging these projects was very difficult as every project showcased unique use of technology and innovative ideas, said Dr. Prabir Ghosh. He said, projects must relate to internationalisation of science and link with global database. He also asked students to strengthen the inter-disciplinary aspects of projects and make them more relevant at international level.
The event concluded with felicitation of organising committee members and well wishes for next Synergy event.