- April 12, 2019
-- Department of Applied Electronics, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata (HITK), organized the 4th
Inter College Competition on 'Prototype Design for Mankind' today which was inaugurated by Dr. K. Muraleedharan, Director, CSIR-CGCRI as the Chief Guest in the presence of Prof. (Dr.) Arup Kumar Raychaudhuri, Ex-Director and Distinguished Professor (Emeritus), S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences as the Guest of Honour. The programme also witnessed the presence of Dr. Arpan Pal, Chief Scientist and Research Area Head, Embedded Systems and Robotics, TCS Research and Innovation, Tata Consultancy Services, Dr. Sukhendu Samajdar, Director, EKTA Incubation Centre, MAKAUT and Mr. Abhijit Sengupta, Vice-President-
Works, Skipper Ltd. The programme started with the lamp lighting ceremony and an opening speech by Dr. Madhurima Chattopadhyay, HOD, Department of Applied Electronics and Instrumentation, HITK who described the achievements of the Department since its inception in 2001. After her speech, Prof. (Dr.) Arup Kumar Raychaudhuri addressed the students and said that this type of competition creates a platform for the students to learn things like leadership, team building, time management, delivering quality output and also make the students a participant of the process rather than observer of the process. Dr. Arpan Pal focused on the technical aspects of Innovation which is very much linked with this type of competition. Moreover he stressed on the fact that innovation should have some positive impact on the society. Stressing on the technical part, he said that in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science Engineering have lots of scope but data analysis which is the pillar of the subject, the role of sensors have lots of importance in the same. Delivery of a good quality data depends solely on a quality sensor and here comes the role of Applied Electronics and Instrumentation. He also told the students to learn the art of networking skills which is very much important to create a synergy within the system. Dr. Sukhendu Samajdar advised students never to give up in this journey of making a vibrant career in future. The programme gained more momentum during the speech delivered by Dr. K. Muraleedharan who stressed on spreading the culture of innovation around the Country which is very much required in this point of time and colleges like Heritage plays an important role in doing so. He said that such competitions will help the students to be acquainted with the culture of innovation and moreover it will create a platform for them to exchange ideas and interact. He also said that it's not important whether you win or lose but participating in such an event matters lot from the point of research and development. He also offered a joint collaboration between HITK and CSIR-CGCRI in the area of Fiber optic for the B.Tech students which will add value to their curriculum.
The competition was participated by the students of engineering from various technical institutes across West Bengal like Asansol Engineering College, Haldia Institute of technology, Techno India International New Town, Future Institute of Engineering and Management, Guru Nanak Institute of technology, Narula Institute of Technology, Techno India Main Saltlake and Academy of Technology. The competition displayed some of the innovative project based on research made by the students in different sectors to improve the quality of life for mankind. Projects like Automatic Accident detection system (HITK), Heart Rate monitoring system using micro controller (Techno Indio International)
, Semi-automated Smart Safety car (Techno India International New town), Low cost modified incubator for chicken eggs (Future Institute of Engg. and management), Generation of Electrical Energy from Footsteps (AOT), Smart India weather monitoring system (Techno India International)
, Smart Blind Stick (HITK), Pulse Abnormality detector (GNIT), Portable Multi Seasonal Heater and Cooler (Asansol Engg. College), Hybrid Air Purifier (Narula Institute of technology), Agro product Analyzer (HITK) and many more. At last the winners were Assansol Engineering College for their project 'Innovative Portable Insulin Cooler' and the 1st
runners up position was secured by Techno India International. "Such programme adds value to the curriculum which we offer to the students," said Shri P.K.Agarwal, CEO, Heritage Group of Institutions Kolkata. The programme was also attended by Dr. Pranay Chaudhuri, Principal, HITK along with other faculty and staff members of HITK.