National Level Tech Fest “TECH-INVENT 2017” kicks off with display of innovation at Chandigarh University

“Make Technology affordable and helpful for society” says Dr. Girish Sahni, Director-General CSIR

“Innovation in Engineering is not only confined to developing new technology or products but making the technology affordable that can be helpful for common man or society by addressing their problems” said Dr. Girish Sahni, Director-General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. Dr. Girish was speaking during the inauguration ceremony of Chandigarh University National Tech-Fest (Tech Invent 2017) at Gharuan campus. More than 7000 students from 321 Universities and Institutions are participating in 52 different categories of events which included Aero-Modeling, Robo-Soccer, Robo-War, Auto-Bots, GoKart Racing, VFX Adfilm making, Going Green, UPAJ and Build Your Burj.

While addressing the students, Dr. Girish said, “Universities of any nation are the breeding grounds for research and innovation where students tend to understand the process of practical application of the academic learning”. The scientist advised the students to come out of classroom learning process and follow the innovative teaching-learning pedagogy which requires working of new ideas and making the technology work you.

In an advent to encourage research on Clean & Green Technology, Smart City and Renewable Energy, Science & Technology Exhibition was inaugurated today where students from different universities and colleges exhibited more than 120 projects that not only displayed their innovative ideas but also showcased the futuristic & emerging areas in diversified field of Engineering. Smart Stick for Visually Impaired Persons developed by Manish Kumar and team of Electronics & Communication Engineering students from Chandigarh University was the main attraction of the science exhibition. Developed with the help of car parking sensors, the smart stick can warn the visually impaired person of any obstacle in their path by beeping a sound. The smart stick works on rechargeable battery with a backup of 20 hours and has range to detect any obstacle up-to a distance of 1.5 meters.

The other major attraction was the Battery Operated & Rechargeable Solar Bike developed by Diploma Engineering students of RD Polytechnic, Ludhiana. Fitted with a solar panel which is connected to a motor and throttle, the solar bike developed by Anupam Kumar & team can attain a maximum speed of 20km/h and once fully charged can cover a distance of 60 km. In yet another project Rocker Bogie (6×6 wheel drive) developed by Sunil Singh & team of Automobile Engineering students from Chandigarh University, the technology vehicle can be used in off-drive terrains and can be helpful for military vehicles, aerospace vehicles which are going for space missions.