An “Innovative Project Idea Competition – 2013” was organized by the U. V. Patel College of Engineering for the student of UVPCE and coordinated by the Dr. Bhavesh P. Patel, (Asst. Prof., ME) and Prof. Hiren Prajapati (Asst. Prof., ME) under the guidance of Dr. Paresh H. Shah, Principal of U. V. Patel College of Engineering during 26th to 28th September 2013.
The main aim or purpose for conducting such a competition is to enhance the knowledge of student and motivate them to compete in the global competitive engineering field and they can make awareness about fast growing technologies, its real applications in industries, knowing about other’s innovations, building of their inherent abilities and improvement of their communication is possible by shearing of their knowledge to the others.
Main objectives of the project idea competition were to improve quality of life of people, improving environment and contributing to economic development of nation. All project idea were from engineering field, for new or improvement in existing products or processes. It may be of proposing a better method of analysis or design, use of materials or use of waste materials, optimized use of resources, including energy requirement, improving sustainability, safety or adding value to products or processes.
This competition has provided a platform to the budding engineers to showcase their creative and innovative project ideas to compete in the global competitive engineering field.
The event was started on 1st August 2013. The deadline for registration form was 16th August 2013. The deadline for final submission of project idea was 20th September 2013 and date of event and exhibition was 26th to 28th September 2013. Total 168 project ideas were registered as initial registration. Out of 168 project ideas finally 71 project ideas were submitted by the students and 61 projects ideas were presented by student in exhibition.
The exhibition of “Innovative Project Idea Competition-2013” was opened by Dr. L. N. Patel, Vice Chancellor, Ganpat University, in the presence of Principal of UVPCE, all HODs of respective departments, faculty members and students. There were four members in the external jury committee namely Dr. B. S. Munjal (Sr. Scientist, ISRO), Dr. N. D. Jotwani (Dy. Director (R&D, GNU)), Shri Madhukant Patel (MD, Reve Automation LLP, Ahmedabad) and Shri. Parag Taktawala (MD, Zenn Systems, Ahmedabad).
The final evaluation process completed by jury members and finalized the 5 (five) ideas as 1st rank and 10 (ten) ideas were selected for funding to develop a prototype of projects including first five ranks of project ideas.
Finally, award ceremony program was conducted on 28th September 2013, from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm and announced the name of winner teams of innovative projects with attractive price money of Rs. 20000/- and rank certificates were distributed to the students with blessings of the external committee members and principal of UVPCE.
The selected innovative project ideas will be completed by students under the guidance of respective departmental faculty member/members with under observation of respective departmental head. The students will prepare a proposal for getting fund for prototype development of their projects along with detail description of their proposed project, outline of project work and approximate costing of the proposed project. The prepared proposal will be submitted to the event coordinate for further procedure.The following photographs shows the sweet memories of the exhibition held for this event.