INAE Youth Conclave 2019-Third INAE Youth Conclave
The third INAE Youth Conclave was organized at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi on Aug 9-10, 2019. Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, Director IIT, Delhi had kindly hosted the event. Dr. Purnendu Ghosh, Vice President INAE and Chairman INAE Youth Committee along with Prof Shaikh Ziauddin Ahmmad, IIT Delhi and Prof. BK Panigrahi, FNAE IIT Delhi organised the event. The Conclave was organized for engineering students in Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral level. The event included interactive sessions of students with INAE Fellows and other Subject Experts and presentations by students based on engineering models or engineering ideas. The engineering model and idea presentations were based on five topics of national importance namely (a) Health is Wealth (b) Digital Revolution (c) Environment Protection (d) Lab to Market and (e) Waste to Wealth. The Conclave was attended by more than 200 engineering students from all over the country, and about 30 INAE Fellows participated in the deliberations. The Conclave was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Prof. Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE and Guest of Honour was Prof K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.
The Inaugural Session was followed by individual/team presentations by students on the five chosen theme area. Each participating student/student team was judged by a panel of judges consisting of experts from academia and industry. The Top three from each group were awarded prize money of Rs. 25,000 for the winner, Rs. 15,000 for the first runner-up and Rs. 10,000 for the second runner-up. The presentation session was followed by technical sessions on “Engineering Education: Demand and Supply”, “Technical Innovation in India: Frugal and Conventional”, “Societal Reinvention through Technology” and “Young Entrepreneur: Prospect and Challenges”.
The conclave concluded with the award ceremony for the awardees. The students who attended the conclave were held interactions with INAE Fellows from Academia, R&D and Industry during the sessions. Dr. Purnendu Ghosh, Vice President, INAE and Chairman INAE Youth Committee congratulated all the awardees. He informed that all the awardees would be inducted as INAE Student Members for a period of 5 years and encouraged their involvement in INAE activities.
INAE Youth Conclave 2018-Second INAE Youth Conclave
The second INAE Youth Conclave was organized at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur on Aug 11-12, 2018. Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director IIT, Kharagpur had kindly consented to host the event at IIT Kharagpur and Prof Manoj Tiwari, IIT Kharagpur and Prof. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay, IIT Kharagpur organized the event.
The Conclave was organized in two phases. Phase I (Mar 23-25, 2018) involved a Pre-Conclave activity where students from different engineering colleges and institutions at graduate level presented their ideas on six identified problem statements namely (a) Academic Planning (b) Town Planning (c) Optimizing Food Chain (d) Health Care App (e) Digitization of Agriculture sector and (d) Swachh Bharat. The student groups were required to prepare a complete report on the problem statement chosen by them with a view to arrive at a detailed case study with a well-developed strategy to solve the problem. The groups were shortlisted and the first three performing groups were awarded based on the merit of their projects. All the shortlisted student groups were invited in the final conclave (Phase II) to present projects based on the problem statements they had worked upon earlier.
The Conclave was attended by more than 230 engineering students from all over the country, and about 40 INAE Fellows participated in the deliberations. The conclave was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Prof. Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE and the Guest of Honour was Dr. BN Suresh, President, INAE & Chancellor IIST. The Inaugural Session was followed by interactive sessions on “Indian Innovation”, “Freedom of Research in Academics”, “Science and Technology in Ancient India: Myth and Reality”, “How to become an Entrepreneur?”. The student teams presented and demonstrated their work on the above mentioned problem statements. Each participating team was judged by a panel of judges comprising of experts from academia and industry. The Top three student group in each theme were awarded prize money of Rs. 1,00,000 for the winner, Rs. 50,000 for the first runner-up and Rs. 25,000 for the second runner-up.
INAE had also organised an Online Second National Essay Competition on the topic “National Challenge and the Engineering Solution”. The shortlisted essays were reviewed by a distinguished Selection Committee and four awardees were selected. Mr. Angshuman Pal from Jadavpur University won the First Prize of Rs. 25,000; Mr. Gulam Sarwar from IIT Bombay won the second prize of Rs. 15, 000 and third prize was won by two participants Ms. Yasaswini Aluru from KL University & Mr. Sangam Sahu from School of Aeronautics, Neemrana of Rs. 10000 each.
The Conclave concluded with the award ceremony for the awardees. The students were encouraged to interact with INAE Fellows from Academia, R&D and Industry on issues related to their future careers as upcoming engineers. Dr. BN Suresh, President, INAE congratulated all the awardees and briefed them regarding their induction as INAE Student Members for a period of 5 years. He also encouraged them to be involved with INAE activities as Student Members.
INAE Youth Conclave 2017-First INAE Youth Conclave
The INAE Youth Conclave was organized at Birla Institute for Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur on Aug 11-12, 2017. Dr Purnendu Ghosh, Vice -President, and Chief Editor of Publications, INAE and Executive Director, Birla Institute for Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur had hosted the event. The general theme of the conclave was engineering excellence, youth leadership and nation building. One of the questions often asked is, What should we do, as a country, to become the real players in a techno-bulged world? Many say, Prepare young innovative leaders. What must we do – as teachers, mentors and employers – to prepare young minds for the future world? What the young professionals think about the future of engineering profession? These are a few questions INAE addressed in the Youth Conclave. An INAE Youth Forum has been established with the objective of facilitating the engagement of Indian youth in engineering activities at national level. As a first activity of the Forum, with a view to encourage engineering students; a national online Essay Competition for engineering students on “Towards Technological Self-Reliance and Leadership” was held during the year 2017. The prize winners were felicitated during the INAE Youth Conclave
The Youth Conclave was a new initiative of INAE wherein around 150 engineering students from all over the country and about 50 INAE Fellows participated in the deliberations. The Youth Conclave was inaugurated by The Chief Guest, Dr K Kasturirangan, FNAE, Chairman, Karnataka Knowledge Commission. The proceedings of the Conclave were interactive in nature, wherein engineering students were encouraged to interact with the Fellows of INAE from the Academia, R&D and Industry. The Inaugural Session was followed by 7 sessions on Engineering excellence, youth leadership and nation building; Award Ceremony and Presentations by essay competition winners; Engineering -An Industry Perspective; Engineering education and Innovation; Entrepreneurship; Start up and Panel Discussion and Concluding Session. This Youth Conclave will be held each year during which interactive sessions are planned with senior INAE Fellows to encourage the involvement of youth in contributing to the engineering activities of the nation. The next youth Conclave is planned at IIT Kharagpur wherein Prof PP Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur has kindly consented to host the event.