|Student Project Programme (SPP)|
|37th SERIES : 2013 - 2014|
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STUDENT PROJECT PROGRAMME (SPP)
In order to improve the quality of engineering education, the Council embarked upon a major venture - the Student Project Programme (SPP) - to select good student projects in various disciplines from various engineering colleges, fund them and provide technical support. The Student Project Programme is one of the important programmes of the KSCST; it involves students and faculty of engineering colleges in taking up projects oriented towards developmental problems of the state and coming out with practical solutions, more specifically, those relevant to rural areas. The Student Project Programme (SPP) was initiated during 1977-78 and has undergone substantial qualitative and quantitative improvements over the last three decades.
The Student Project Programme has, by now, stimulated a large number of students and faculty to think about the problems of their immediate surroundings and to use their knowledge and training to improve their environment. This process has been ably assisted by more than one hundred faculty members of the Indian Institute of Science and experts from various other research institutions and government departments. Engineering colleges of the State have shown keen interest in this novel programme. The Student Project Programme of KSCST has attracted the attention of educationists and technologists in the entire country.
The objectives are:
The work discipline acquired by students in evolving and executing their projects, improves their analytical and technical capabilities and methodology, enabling better performance at job interviews, besides getting a formal certificate of recognition. The sponsorship, by Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology, has become a benchmark of quality for engineering student projects and these projects have been highly valued by both academic and industrial communities.
In this programme, several completed projects are identified as promising and having commercial potential. Concerned faculty/students of such projects are encouraged to go ahead for further modification wherever required and to takeup field trials or scale up. Projects have been diverse, reflecting the varied interests of the students/guides and some of them have been very innovative. The recent enhancement of financial support by the state government has enabled us to support several such innovative projects and some of these projects have received wide publicity in local as well as national media.
37th Series of Student Project Programme (SPP) :
SPP, when started in the year 1977-78, supported 81 projects, from 13 institutions. Now, during the 37th Series (2013-2014) of this program, the Council received 1437 project proposals from 111 institutions and 370 projects have been supported with a total funding of about Rs. 18.80 lakhs. So far, over 7000 projects have been supported by the KSCST under this programme during last 36 years.
The activities of 37th Series of SPP started in October 2013. The Council contacted experts from Indian Institute of Science and various R&D institutions in identifying thrust areas for selection of student projects.
As per the recommendations of the subject experts and approval by Secretary, KSCST, SPP poster was printed in A3 size which displayed information about the thrust areas for this series.
Following are thrust areas recommended by the experts for student projects.
SPP poster contains, in addition to thrust areas, format of the proposal and other relevant details. Posters were sent to all the engineering colleges of the State and Universities, indicating last date for submission of the project proposals.
The Council received 1437 project proposals from various disciplines from 111 institutions in the State. These proposals were scrutinized by experts from Indian Institute of Science and other R&D institutions. After rigorous processing of the project proposals and evaluation by experts, 370 proposals from 97 engineering colleges were supported and sponsored with a total financial assistance of about Rs. 18.81 Lakhs. Project sanction letters and budget sanction details were sent to the concerned project guides and Principals of the engineering colleges.
SPP - Biofuel / Bioenergy projects
Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology and Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board (KSBDB) are jointly supporting Engineering, M. Tech and Post Graduate students to take up research in the biofuel/bioenergy area. Under the 37th Series of Student Project Programme, KSCST & KSBDB, supported 50 projects biofuel / bioenergy area. KSCST had circulated a poster indicating thrust areas to all universities and Engineering colleges in the state. Approved list of projects, sanctioned directly under SPP and Biofuel Projects under KSBDB, were announced in KSCST website www.kscst.org.in
KSCST has organized nodal centre evaluation of the supported projects at following engineering colleges namely :
The students demonstrated their projects in the nodal centers. The experts, during evaluation, reviewed the methodology and final output of these projects and selected 105 projects for Seminar and 100 projects for Exhibition. The details of projects selected for Seminar and Exhibition branch wise is as follows:
The Council is organising the 37th Series Seminar and Exhibition on 28th and 29th July 2014, at B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli. The programme is being inaugurated on 28th July 2014 at 10.00 AM by Dr. Gopal K. Kadekodi, Honorary Professor, Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research, Dharwad and Former Director Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Prof. G. R. Naik, Vice Chancellor i/c, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga will be addressing the gathering and will releasing the SPP Biofuel Compendium. Prof. B. G. Mulimani, Vice Chancellor, BLDE Medical University, Bijapur and Former Vice Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga will be presiding over the function and will be releasing the SPP Engineering Compendium and Compact Disc. Dr. M. Prithviraj, Executive Secretary, KSCST are participating in this state level programme and encouraging the young engineers to take up more R&D related activities.
During these two days, Seminars and Exhibition of selected projects will be held. In this Series of SPP 105 have been selected for Seminar and 100 projects for Exhibition. These Seminars and Exhibits will be evaluated by a panel of experts consisting of scientists and engineers from Indian Institute of Science and National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore and other research organizations. Some of these selected projects will be awarded as best projects of the year and the best performing college will also be awarded. The awards will be presented during valedictory function.
In addition, to the above, special lectures have also been arranged during the course of this programme. Mr. Vinay Konaje, CEO, Navya Biologicals Pvt. Ltd., BVBCET campus, Hubli will be delivering technical lecture on "Entrepreneurship, R&D in Biotechnology and related areas" and Shri Vishwanath, CEO, Karadi Path Education Company Pvt. Ltd., Chennai will be delivering talk on "Magic English Learning for Technical Education Programme" on 28th July 2014 between 5.30 PM to 7.00 PM.
On 29th July 2014 at 9.30 AM., Prof. N. Balakrishnan, Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC), Indian Institute of Science, will be delivering technical lecture on the topic "Revenge of Silicon".
The focus of the seminar and exhibition is not only to provide the forum for the students to present their work, but also to educate them on current developments in the field of engineering and technology. The exhibition is also open for students and general public on these days.
The Valedictory programme of this Seminar and Exhibition will be held on 29th July 2014 at 3.00 PM at B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli. Dr. S. Seetharamu, Director, Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore will be the Chief Guest of the function and deliver valedictory address. Dr. Amitha Gill, Director, Rajasthan State Council for Science and Technology, Jaipur, will be the guest of honor. They will be distributing the prizes to award winning projects and colleges.
Prof. B. L. Desai, Vice-Principal, B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli and Dr. M. Prithviraj, Executive Secretary, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Bangalore will address the gathering.
Dr. Ashok S. Shettar, Principal B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli will preside over the valedictory function.
Click on this link to view Newspaper Coverage of SPP 37th Series Seminar and Exhibition held at BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli
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