Faridabad, 20 April 2018 www.newsymca.com News YMCA Faridabad
– With the view to explore better placement opportunities for students and to provide a platform for industry and academic personnel to share their innovative ideas, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad today organised Industrial Conclave 2018 on the theme ‘Employability and Emerging Technologies’. The Conclave has been organised under the TEQIP-3 Project.
In order to enhance the employability skills of the students and to provide them industrial training, the University has also signed three MoUs with Godrej & Boyee Manufacturing Company Ltd., YAMAHA Motors Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and NSIC-Technical Services Centre, Neemka during the conclave which will create more opportunities to the students to upgrade their knowledge as per industry requirement. About 150 representatives from industries participated in this conclave.
The programme which was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar commenced with lightening of the lamp by all the dignitaries. In her welcome address, Dr. Suman Vashishtha, Placement Officer briefed about the Industry Conclave-2018 while highlighting its objectives. The event was jointly organised by the Training and Placement Department, Industrial Relations Cell and Alumni and Corporate Affairs Cell of the University. The event was coordinated by the Training and Placement Officer Dr. Lakhwinder Singh and Director, Industrial Relations Cell Dr. Rashmi Popli.
In his presidential address, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar said that the University has produced a lot of industry leaders who are working for their innovative ideas and have excelled in their filed. Encouraging the students for start-ups, Vice Chancellor said that the students should set up their own ventures instead of working in established industries. Conclave of such kind provides an apt platform for generating new ideas among the students and it becomes our duty to change these ideas into products. He also emphasised to incorporate changes in the curriculum as per the technology needs.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Arun Bhatia, Managing Director, United Technologies appreciated the students for their innovative ideas and said that these ideas could be commercialised by helping the student to take them to the next level. He said that we can rely on the students like that of YMCA University to develop in-house small technologies for which our companies have to reach out to countries like China and Japan. He suggested the students to make themselves aware about the emerging area of technologies and explore new opportunities available there.
Mr. Rajive Chawla, President of Faridabad Small Industries Association explained about the emerging technologies and its effects on the business. He said that the emerging technologies transformed the entire business scenario as the industry today relies upon knowledge bank for their survival and for this, Industry-Academia partnership is need of the hour. Entrepreneurs who use technologies will replace the entrepreneurs who do not, he added. Dr. S. K. Goel, Executive Director, Star Wire (India) Ltd. also spoke on this occasion.
A panel discussion and various expert lectures were also held during the conclave focused on emerging technologies and new job opportunities in different sectors. In order to boost students for innovative ideas, a competition was also conducted in which students were asked to present their innovative ideas through poster presentation and prototype models. About 15 start-up ideas and 26 prototypes were displayed in the conclave.
Under Poster Presentation Competition, ‘Singal of Wheels’ bagged the first prize which was presented by Shubham Kachroo, Shubham Sharma, Yatin Dhingra and Riya Khajanchi. Second prize was awarded to ‘Mechanical Hourse’ presented by Saurav Jyani, Nitish Adlakha and Piyush Bhardwaj and third bagged by Manav, Rishabh and Hemant for their project ‘Wind Mill’.
Similarly, under Prototype Models, ‘Variable Steering Ratio’ made by Aman Aggarwal, Shivam Bansal, Amit Kumar and Sunil Kumar won the first prize whereas ‘Blind Navigation Stick’ prepared by Kriti, Mukund, Rohit and Nitesh bagged the second prize. ‘3D printer’ made by Ashwani, Aman, Anup, Akansksha and Riya and ‘Smart Helmet’ made by Madhur, Ajay, Dharmender, Priya and Riya Mangla won the third prizes. The finalists of competitions were felicitated with the prizes by the prominent industries.
The session concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by the Director, Alumni and Corporate Affairs Cell Dr. Sanjeev Goyal.