Mysuru, March 17:- Mahesh Jambardi, Chief Operating Officer, Excelsoft Technologies Pvt Ltd, Mysuru, inaugurated “CogNIEscience 2018”, a National level technical paper presentation contest organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the National Institute of Engineering (NIE) in the city recently.
Speaking on the occasion, he conveyed the importance of research in cultivating networking skills by attending conferences and thereby attaining the skills to link several streams of engineering to make a product work. He advised students to learn programming languages from other branches of engineering to be industry ready and explore engineering to their full potential. He also explained how 4th Industrial Revolution will transpire with the help of sensors, Nano-technology, biotechnology and their connectivity through internet.
Mahesh Jambardi, released the CD of CogNIEscience 2018. G S Ramachandra, Hon. Secretary, NIE Managing Committee presided over the function and emphasized the importance of such programmes which help in dissipating technical knowledge for the society. Dr M V Achutha, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIE, and
Coordinators of the event Anand A and Vinod Kumar H P took part in the inaugural function.
CogNIEscience 2018 attracted about 80 technical papers from engineering students all over Karnataka as well as neighboring states. Among these 65 papers were selected for presentation in five distinct streams, namely, Automotive Engineering, Design Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Post Graduate stream. first and second Prize of Rs.3000/- and 2500/- were distributed in all the streams. In order to develop the research interest in young minds and to support the MAKE IN INDIA mission a special category for first year students with a theme “Innovation engineering Ideas for Make in India concept” was also introduced. The presentations were evaluated by a panel of jury members drawn from industry and academia. The event was sponsored by TEQIP- III, Syndicate Bank- NIE Campus Branch, Gopika Agarbattis and Balaji Autotech Private Ltd, Mysuru
In the valedictory function held at evening, S L Ramachandra Director, NIE Board of Management, distributed cash awards to the winners. Ujjwal Aashray and Parth Dharsandia, Students of Mechanical Engineering, NIE, Mysuru won the best technical paper award of Rs Five thousand for their paper “Intake Manifold Design for a Formula Student Vehicle”.