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Sharda University Annual Tech Fest ‘Contrivance’ – Showcases Projects across Innovative Digital Technologies

Two-day Fest witnesses over 18000+ participants across 35+ events

The School of Engineering & Technology at Sharda University organised the 5th edition of its popular Annual Technology Festival – ‘Contrivance’ at the University. The two-day Tech Fest witnessed over 18000+ participations across 35+ events from students across 16+ colleges and Universities across India. ‘Contrivance’ is North India’s largest and well-known showcase of latest, innovative and disruptive technologies. At the Exhibition, more than 20 innovative projects by students were showcased highlighting innovative use and application of newer technologies. The fest was inaugurated by successful entrepreneur Ms. Oshika Lumb, Dr. Prabhu Mishra – President CEO & Founder of StemGenn Therapeutics.

Students showcasing thier project on Low-Cost Adsorbent at 'Contrivance 2019'

Dr. Parma Nand, Dean, School of Engineering & Technology said, “Contrivance’ was conceptualised to bring together students, industry leaders, faculty and researchers to create an eco-system of ideation, innovation and implementation. This not only helps inculcate the spirit of competition and participation amongst students but also their exposure across genres like coding, gaming, tech quizzing, tech model creation and creation of live demos. The theme for this year’s tech fest was ‘Innovation & Creativity’ that encouraged the students to create projects and showcase ideas that are future ready and have the scope for further developments.”

The Hybrid Electric Vehicle made of more than 80% scrap by Mechanical Department scholars, Sharda University – Akshay Taneja & Shakeel Ahmed

Some of the key technical projects showcased included:

The Hybrid Electric Vehicle– a hybrid vehicle running on batteries as primary source of power and solar energy as the secondary source. The vehicle can carry supplies weighing up to 20Kg and has been made of more than 80% scrap is the brainchild of Mechanical Department scholars Akshay Taneja & Shakeel Ahmed.

RC plane for surveillance,– contains a camera to transmit the video of the area over which it is flying, The project has immense scope as the technology used enables it to perform better than a quadcopter as it is more silent and has more flight time.

High Voltage Shielding by Atif Anwar & Ajay of Computer Science Engineering Department is a complete set of clothes comprising of a jacket, trouser along with high voltage generating shoes. The person wearing this ensemble makes the person shock resistant.

Some of these projects are also under discussion for funding and incubation. The fest culminated with a panel discussion on the ‘Impact of Artificial Intelligence on our society’; wherein Dr. Prabhu Mishra along with other scholars shared their insights on interactive learning in vocal acoustic analysis. The most captivating event ‘Capture the flag’ was organised for the first time in India was organised by Sharda University. The main organizers of the events included proficient faculties, Dr. Pooja, Ms. Rani Astya & students Atif Anwar, Jacob Ajala, Ajay, Anza and Afnan.

Tricycle made out of scrap by students at Tech Fest - 'Contrivance'
Tricycle made out of scrap by students at Tech Fest – ‘Contrivance’

About Sharda University

The Sharda Group of Institutions (SGI) has been the provider of world class education since 1996. Sharda University is a leading educational institution based out of a 63 acre sprawling campus in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR. A venture of the renowned Sharda Group of Institutions (SGI), the University has established itself as a high-quality education provider with prime focus on holistic learning and imbibing competitive abilities in students. Sharda University has more than 180 tie-ups with global universities such as, Middlesex University, London, King’s Western University, Canada, Missouri State University, Sacred Heart University, Ural Federal University, and University of Ljubljana which are beneficial for both students and the faculty. It is the largest educational group based in Uttar Pradesh, having 20,000+ students from 80+ countries and 1200+ faculty strength. More than 350 corporate have visited the university this year with 37,500+ students placed so far in various multinational companies. It also has 47,500+ alumni network who are today leaders in their respective realms.