Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust’s Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Pune hosted a 12th edition of National Level Technical Symposium Techlligent 2K19 on 2nd and 3rd April, 2019 in association with Quality Circle Forum of India and Design Innovation Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University.
The theme of Techlligent 2K19 was based on thrust areas related to Energy, Agriculture, Health and Hygiene, Transport and Automobile, Digital India and active participation of Indian youth in country& governance and development.
Objective of Techlligent 2K19 is to provide an opportunity to Students of all Engineering branches, MBA, MCA as well as Science stream from all around the Country to showcase their Technical proficiency, their enthusiasm towards technology, and skills to provide better solutions for societal benefits. Techlligent 2K19 saw 1000 + footfalls, 13 events, and a whopping Rs. 2.5 lakhs in prize money.
There were 600 + exciting and highly competitive contestant in all branches of engineering, robotics, drones, logo making and short-film making. Some of the events included Techlligent 2K19 – Technovation (Innovative Project Competition), Infovision ( Innovative Idea Presentation) , Invictus (Award Winning Project Display) , Dronovation( drones competition) , Roboolympics (Competing robots) , , Frames Tales (short film contest), Logo design , Royal Jumble ( mix and match products to make new products ), Shift delete bhrashtachar , peoples voice challenge (uprooting corruption and giving voices to people’s grievances) , Smart village (technology for rural development ) , Power tower ( balancing civil structures) and prestigious ACM chapter sponsored Pune coding league (PCL 3.0) . Many engineering colleges around Pune participated with great enthusiasm in these events.
Pro vice chancellor of SPPU Dr. N. S. Umarani graced the award ceremony by his esteemed presence as chief guest along with Mr. Rohan Rajapurkar Executive Director at Radiant Heat Exchanger Pvt. Ltd. as a guest of honor. Mr. S.J. Kalokhe – President QCFI, Pune, Dr.A.D. Shaligram- Dean Science and Technology SPPU, Dr. A. M.Fulambarkar- Principal PCCOE , Mr. Anant Kshirsagar’ – HEAD Corporate HSE at Thermax Ltd. , and Dr. S.U. Bhandari Dean – Student development and welfare PCCOE marked valuable presence at the event.
To judges the various events the team of experts form industries like Mr. Jagdish Lomte – Thermax, Dr.Rahul Shindurnikar -Simens , Mr. Rahul Uplap –KPIT technologies, Mr. Vikramsinh Desai – Teamspringg Engineering Solutions, Mr. N K. Vaidya and Amol Madkar -TATA MOTORS , Mr. Hemant Gadgil- Dassult Systems Foundation, Mr. Arun Jangam -Nayan Electronics , Mr. D W Bapat and Dr.N.D.Joshi –Ex Thermax were present. Keeping in mind the versality of the event based on thrust area Dr. Dattatray Lad- Agriculture College Pune, Dr. Prasad Bhanap (YCM) and Dr.Ritesh Pathak – PGI YCMH PCMC Pimpri Pune were present. Dr.Gunjal- SPPU-Skill Development and Mr. Vijay Athawale- Consultant and Mr. Ravi Nagphase –Skill India Jury Member also graced the occasion as judges.
Sponsorers for the events were Forbes Marshall ,Limras , Shrike groups Telecommunication Pvt Ltd (LTPL), GTS Techno Soft – Banner Pune, A+A Interiors Pune, Swamy electrical consultants, MSC softwares Pune and NAG magic Pune.
This event provided a systematic approaches for industry–academia collaboration. It brought together experts to discuss the state-of-the-art and potential research agendas and industries willing to sponsor academic research.This collaboration proved best in developing interpersonal relationships between individuals. Techlligent 2K19 witnessed that Student internships , research project funding and collaborations, could be a win-win situation for both parties. Techlligent 2K19 realised that Industry should frankly and honestly talk with academia based on logical thinking and scientific background, which would be helpful to close engagement with academia.
The Techlligent 2K19 core committee consisted of faculty members Mr. Umesh.G.Potdar , Ms. Anagha Chaudhari and Mrs. Deepti S.Khurge, along with students core committee -Mr. Ronak Gandhi, Kashaf Shaikh, Gayatri Kadam , Pranjali Chaudhari, Angha Belkone Techlligent 2K19 was based on the idea that Academia and industry are two important pillars of our economy. A robust collaboration between the two will augur well for our developing economy, enabling innovation, growth in the education system and producing an employment-ready workforce.
This event gave a chance to discover, develop and demonstrate talent for students to excel and succeed. This student driven techfest showcases and celebrates the innovation, creativity, teamwork and talent of the students.