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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave at Chandigarh University

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Scientist Dr. A.K.Singh honored with Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

Chandigarh University hosts Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave

“Innovation begins with an idea which should be further encouraged to take shape of a futuristic technology and hence become beneficial for society,” said Dr. A.K.Singh, Director-General Life Sciences, DRDO. He was speaking during the 4th Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave organized by Chandigarh University, Gharuan to mark the World Creativity and Innovation Day and aimed to inculcate the spirit of research and innovation amongst the youth. More than 965 innovative projects developed by students of various university department competed against each other this year for the Best Innovative Project Awards 2019 that are bestowed to youth as a mark of recognition and contribution towards research and innovation.

Dr. A.K.Singh was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for his rich contribution in the field of life sciences, aerospace and aeronautics. The DST Scientist has more than 18 patents and has contributed in more than 57 research publications at International and National level. While addressing the students, Dr. Singh, “As an inventor, we should not wait for the right opportunities as it is not necessary that conditions would be favorable at all the times and the people like Wright Brothers, Newton, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam are truly referred as genius not because of their inventions but for the dedication and commitment towards their work”.

Pankaj Sharma, a third-year Electronics and Communication Engineering student bagged first position and Best Innovation of the Year Award 2019 for his innovative product “Smart Trolley Bag” that interacts with the traveler through voice and face, while the second prize was jointly won by Pratul and Abhishek. A first year student of M.Sc. Chemistry, Pratul had developed and designed Automatic Toilet Cleaner which do not require human intervention while Abhishek, a final year Diploma Engineering student has developed a prototype model for Accident Management System that will automatically inform the nearby ambulance and patrol party in case of any road accident.

The third prize was also shared by two students Vaibhav and Daniyal from Chemical and Petroleum Engineering who had developed treatment of textile affluent and plastic with bio-mass to help in controlling water and air-pollution. In the faculty category, Ravinder Tonk, a faculty of Department of Mechanical Engineering bagged Best Innovation of the Year Award for developing Smart Elevator which works on sensors to stop on a floor, while Simrandeep Singh, faculty from Electronics & Communication Engineering bagged 2nd position.