Bhopal, 10th March 2023: Shodh Shikhar 2023, one of the country’s biggest research and innovation festivals, being organized under the aegis of Rabindranath Tagore University, was concluded on 25th February. On this occasion Pro. Kalyan Chakraborty, Late Skills Coach and Founder Chairman K.A.S. India, were present as the chief guest. Apart from this, Dr. Siddharth Chaturvedi, Executive Vice President of AISECT Group, Dr. Brahm Prakash Pethia, Vice Chancellor of Rabindranath Tagore University were also present among the other dignitaries. Paper presentations and projects were also awarded in various categories at this program.
Shodh Shikhar is a two-day International Research Conference and Innovation competition based on the theme of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, Digital India and NEP. It is a unique initiative by RNTU to promote local to global, sustainable development goals and the spirit of National Education Policy.
Day 1 started with the inauguration of the festival in the presence of Mr. Manohar Mamtani, Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission who was the chief guest, and Dr. Lokesh Sharma, ACEO, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Good Governance and Policy Analysis (AIGGPA) Bhopal, who was the special guest. Addressing the attendees, Mr. Santosh Choubey Chancellor at RNTU, said that we need scientific temperament in today’s time and social connect has been the priority of our universities. In the field of research, we have outlined more than 500 problems and researchers are constantly encouraged to solve them. We place a great emphasis on collaborative research in the university.
In Shodh Shikhar festival the exhibition of selected projects was inaugurated by the guests. Highlighting some of these important projects:
- Advance Safety Vehicle & Accident Alert System by RNTU students
- Multilevel Farming Technique by RNTU’s Agriculture department
- Pain relief device by Ganpat University Gujarat
- Developed hydroponic green fodder by students of Dr. CV Raman University, Bihar
On Day 2, Speaking as the chief guest at the closing ceremony, Prof. Kalyan Chakraborty shared insights on various aspects of research and outlined the work being done in global and Indian perspectives. He said that our country has always had a tradition of research since ancient times, like how we have universities such as Nalanda here. Even today, there is a lot of knowledge in our culture untapped which can be put on a larger map of the world through research. That is the reason why people from abroad come here to look for inspiration. Adding to this, he also highlighted that today more jobs are coming out of the field of skilling. Even the government has understood this which is why schemes like Skill India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat have been introduced.
Dr. Aditi Chaturvedi Vats, Pro-Chancellor at RNTU, in her address congratulated the successful edition of Shodh Shikhar and said that this time we have received more than 1200 research papers out of which 250 of them were presented. Apart from this, we also saw entries of more than 200 projects where participation was seen on broader subjects like drones, engineering, agriculture, pharma, horticulture, renewable energy, and waste management etc.
Pro. PK Nayak, Vice-Chancellor at AISECT University Jharkhand, in his speech mentioned that the innovation and enthusiasm of the students in this program is living proof of our country’s progress. He said that if we want to move forward as a nation then we need to promote research and it should be done on such topics which will altogether benefit society.
Congratulating the organizing team of Shodh Shikhar 2023, Dr. Siddharth Chaturvedi, in his vote of thanks, apprised all the participants about the innovations in Shodh Shikhar this year. Highlighting the fact that this time disciplines like Law, Commerce, Humanities, Management were also added, Siddharth said that in this edition, Shodh Shikhar has been done at the school level to encourage innovation among school students too. This is the time to celebrate good ideas, no matter whom they come from.
Here is the list of awarded participants against each category in the paper presentation:
Platinum Prize awarded to Lochan Kumar, for the topic of ‘Burden of Tuberculosis among Tribal Population of Jharkhand – A Brief Study in Tribal Area of Jharkhand India’
Platinum Prize awarded to Dilesh Joshi, from CVRU Bilaspur, on the topic of ‘To study about usages of millet by tribal people of Bastar in their food cuisine’
Platinum prize awarded to Manish Nair from IPER Bhopal, on the topic of ‘Computer Vision: Machine Learning vs Deep Learning’
Law and Education
Platinum prize awarded to Dr. Varalakshmi Mangala, on the topic of ‘Role of Warli Art Appreciation in Enhancing Word Power in English Language’
Platinum prize awarded to Suraj Shah from Ganpat University Gujarat, on the topic of ‘Artificial Intelligence Enabled Just Walk Technology – An Empirical Evidence from Local to Global Prospects’
Winner of the Project Exhibition
Platinum prize awarded to Biraj N Kakadia from Ganpat University Gujarat, on the topic of ‘Pen Go (Handy Cold Laser with Micro Current Therapy Device)’