Innovation Festival at National Science Centre
20th - 21st January, 2018
The Innovation Festival was celebrated at National Science Centre, New Delhi on 20 - 21 January, 2018. Two teams from ECE and EEE Department along with Ms. Parul Bansal (Assistant Professor) of Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon participated in the fair.
The objective of the fair was to get the students involved in National Science Centre’s research activity where they got a chance to meet experts of diverse fields, especially in Micro/Nano Electronic related Scientist & Technocrats.
In Innovation festival, participants of all age groups were invited to show case their talent to the students, visitors and innovators who visit National Science Centre. Among 200 entries from all over the India, 40 projects were selected to display their projects for 2 days. Students, Professors, Companies and innovative individual people showcased their talent.
Dr. D.K. Aswal (Director, National Physical Laboratory, Delhi) inaugurated the event and delivered the lecture on “Metrology: A Key for Innovation”. He also encouraged the participants to get involved in the research work and innovate for India.
Two projects from Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon were shortlisted to participate in the fest by the Jury.
- IoT based Public Transport Navigation for smart cities
The project was presented by Anirudh Makkar (18202), Abhishek Mehra (18195), Akansha (18197) and Anamika (18201) from VI Sem. The project aims to address the gap existing in the transport system in the urban cities by providing a navigation system which connects the transport department and the commuters. It provides a system for assisting older people, tourists users during their bus journey. The project can be used by the government as well as the private sector for their transportation system management.
- Prosthetic Robotic Arm for Disabled
The project was presented by Deepak Tiwari (18836), Ankush (18831), Radha Nayal (18233) and Megha Keshri (18219) from VI Sem. The main objective of the project is to help the handicapped people who don’t have either one hand or both the hands (which tends to limit their capabilities in the real life). The project’s goal is to address future prosthetics development; help physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians make better clinical care decisions regarding prosthetic selection; justify to payers the need for advanced prosthetic devices; and ultimately improve the quality of life for patients with upper limb amputations. In the project robotic hand is made by 3D printing technology and threads are used to join all parts of the hand.
The students presented and demonstrated the working of their project alongside other projects from various colleges, companies, schools. The projects were then judged by experts on the basis of innovation, feasibility, working, cost, idea and scope of the project.
During the valediction ceremony, the Chief Guest was Dr. Chandrima Shaha (Vice President, INSA & Former Director, National Institute of Immunology, Delhi). In her address she discussed the importance of innovation and the need for innovative outlook amongst the young generation.
To acknowledge the best innovative projects, the participants were awarded with shields and certificates. The teams received goodies and TA of Rs. 500 per day for the project demonstration.
The fair was great learning experience for the participants.