'Engineers should aspire to be entrepreneurs too'
@ Mar 28, 2011
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TNN, Feb 28, 2011, 09.16pm IST

VARANASI: The role of technology for the betterment of society was highlighted on the concluding day of (Prastuti-2011) on Sunday. The three-day All India Student Paper Presentation Competition was organised by the department of electrical engineering, Institute of Technology (IT), Banaras Hindu University.

Addressing the technocrats on the occasion, Gyanesh Pandey, a 1999 batch alumnus of department of electrical engineering, BHU said that bringing power to empower rural India was his mission and he also urged the students to spread their knowledge to the impact level that could solve the problems. An engineering student should not be satisfied with becoming only an engineer and strenuous efforts should be made to become an entrepreneur too, he added. A total of nine papers were presented on the concluding day of the programme covering various topics like future of power systems, fuzzy logic based power factor correction, accident tracking system and real-time monitoring of motors. The role of technology for the betterment of society was the dominant idea on the third day of the programme that started with presentation of papers under categories of electrical engineering and electronics and communication.

Rupesh Kaushik and Shricha Singh from IT-BHU bagged the first prize in Electrical Engineering category, while team of S Vishwanath and A Srivastava won first prize in Electronics and Communication category. The team of Shubham Baranwal of the department won first prize in the event for innovative solution to the challenge of industry design problem.

Later, Prof J P Tewari, HoD and president of Electrical Engineering Society, Co-organising secretary of Prastuti-2011, Dr R S Gorayan and others were also present during the valedictory function.


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