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‘Engineering students must focus on developing cost effective ventilator, mask’

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Mysuru: IETE Mysuru Centre, Mysuru in association with IJERT conducted the second IETE national level student technical paper presentation recently.

The online contest was inaugurated by  Charu Verma, Senior Principal Scientist Head, BDD Editor, IJTK Editor, JSIR CSIR-NISCAIR, New Delhi and the Guest of Honour Dr J W Bakal, President IETE, New Delhi.

The inaugural function was presided by Prof M J Smapath Kumar, Chairman, IETE Mysuru centre, Mysuru, Prof C R Nataraj, former Chairman, IETE Mysuru centre, Mysuru, Dr S R Bhagyashree, honorary secretary, IETE Mysuru centre, Professor, Department of ECE, ATMECE, Mysuru, S M Manjunath, Honorary Treasurer, IETE Mysuru and Dr Parameshachari B D, Professor & HOD, Department of TCE, GSSSIETW, Mysuru. Executive committee members of IETE, session chairs and participants from various colleges were present. The inaugural function took place through online.

In the inaugural address, Charu Verma appreciated the initiative taken by IETE Mysuru Centre in association with IJERT in conducting this online technical paper presentation for the benefit of students across the country to present their work in this contest.

She mentioned these type of contest is a platform to share and exchange the original research ideas motivating our future researchers which is of importance in the era of flourisihing science and technology.

She also mentioned this kind of content also gives a broadened view of existing knowledge about various disciplines of engineering.

The guest of honour Dr J W Bakal addressed the students on the importance of providing technological solutions like developing cost effective ventilators, masks etc., which is the need of hour during this pandemic situation. He also provided an insight about upcoming career oppurtunities for the students due to various projects carried out across india by “Make in India”, “Digital India” and encouraged students to be competitive enough to grab this oppurtunities. He also mentioned students to make utmost utilisation of such platforms in the forthcoming days.

Prof M J Smapath Kumar, Chairman, IETE Mysuru centre, Mysuru addressed the importane of elevating the students from the academic to industrial sceniaro which will help them to contribute to the prosperity of the nation which is possible by organising such technical events.

He also mentioned about the importance of Make in India and how such a platform can bring out the best in researchers.

The purpose of this contest is to get an insight into the future trends and share knowledge on the technology options and strategies. To update participants regarding recent advancements in various fields of engineering, providing a platform to share and exchange ideas among the participants.
IETE has received 100 scholarly submissions from all over the country.

The conference programme committee had a very challenging task of choosing high quality submissions. Through rigorous blind review and recommendation of the reviewers, 60 quality scholarly submissions were selected for inclusion in the conference proceedings. The papers were categorised into specific domain.

In each domain the “BEST PAPER” was awarded. Invited session chairs from various reputed companies and institutions have assessed the papers and fruitful suggestions have been given for all the participants. Students, Research Scholars and faculty members from various Engineering Colleges participated in the technical paper presentation.

Followed by inaugural Charu Varma delivered the key note address. The key note address focused on importance of inclusive society, role of governance, big data science and how data science can be used for inclusive society.

She also gave an insight about contribution of Council of scientific & Industrial research (CSIR) towards R&D and also mentioned its involvement in combatting the COVID which was only possible thorough data collection. She also highlighted about the project “Epidemiology: Data & Analytics” which intended to create a visualization tool which is a more effective way of conveying the spread of diseases like malaria, dengue.

She also mentioned that as technology is moving at a very fast pace, it is very important for us to encash that in relevance to the society.

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