Mangaluru, Nov 10, 2018: Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management organized Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt (SSTH) at Sahyadri’s Adyar campus near here on November 10. The Grand Finale of SSTH-2018 was inaugurated by Dr. Karisidappa, Vice Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) by coding in one of the SSTH Projects named – “Mini CNC” (Computer Numerical Control) developed by the 1st PUC students of Govinda Dasa College, Surathkal.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Karisiddappa, expressed his delight to be at Sahyadri where students of rural areas who are deprived of opportunities are given a forum with mentors from institute and industries. He said it is for the very first time in his 35 years of teaching career that he has participated in an event like this. He added that all scientific ideas come from the nature. Nature speaks to us and we should understand the nature’s language. If we understand this, we become globally renowned professionals. He urged the students to convert the projects to something which is beneficial to the society. He concluded his speech by re-iterating that the country will no longer be recognised for the wealth it has but only for the knowledge it possesses. Going forward, Knowledge Economy will be the talk of the town. The nation needs scientifically thinking students and Sahyadri is doing a great job in igniting the enthusiasm in the budding talents.
Dr. K T V Reddy, President of IETE, New Delhi; Dr. S Seetharamu, a leading Scientist in Central Power Research Institute; Mr. Ved Prakash, Chief Knowledge Officer at Trianz, Mr. Siddharth Rajhans, Policies & SDGs, United Nations; Mr. Aakarsh Naidu, Advisory panel of the Global Startup Awards (SAARC); Mr. C Nagaraj, Worked in fortune 500 companies like HP, Toyota, Shimano, Sony; Mr. Pranav Hebbar, Co-Founder, Make Room India, Bengaluru were the esteemed guests during the Inaugural and the Valedictory Ceremony.
Johnson Tellis, Project Co-ordinator gave a brief about SSTH, an annual event. He said it is a community initiative of Sahyadri and aims at imparting scientific knowledge in budding young enthusiasts. He mentioned that more than 100 colleges were reached out to, covering 15,000 students finally resulting in funding 300 projects of 1,500 students on the Grand Finale day. He said - during the course of SSTH event, the team has nurtured more than 100 scientific ideas.
The in-house dignitaries - Dr. D L Prabhakara, Director–Sahyadri Group; Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman-Bhandary Foundation; Dr. Manjappa Sarathi, Director-R&D; Dr. R Srinivasa Rao Kunte, Principal; Deans; Trustees and HODs of all departments were present during the inaugural and the Valedictory ceremony.
Later, a Panel Discussion was organized to throw light on the topic – “How students can leverage the Digital Resources available to them”. Mr. Siddharth Rajhans, Mr. Pranav Hebbar, Mr. Ved Prakash were the Panellists and Mr. Aakarsh Naidu was the Moderator of the Panel Discussion. The event concluded with the distribution of Prizes of SSTH 2018 by the esteemed guests.