MANIPAL: The Technical Paper Presentation Competition has yet again validated itself as an indispensable part of TechTatva. It witnessed several technical papers presented by the students of Computer Science, Information Technology, and Computer and Communication Engineering, Mechanical engineering branches.
The event had a preliminary round which comprised an online submission of abstracts and were evaluated and scrutinized by faculty and shortlisted, said Nithesh Naik, the faculty coordinator of the fest.
He said each team was allocated a total of fifteen minutes, segregated into ten minutes for presenting the paper and a five minute Q&A round. The subjects of the papers presented varied from the reality of cognitive radios to predicting the behavior of the stock market using algorithm trading techniques.
One participant described his predicament on choosing a subject when he stumbled upon the idea of conceptualizing a search engine exclusive to researchers and their area of interest by implementing query expansion, while another team realized the potential of Digital Image Processing (DIP) in the detection of blight on farmlands.
When asked for his take of the event, Rohan Kapoor, fourth year participant said: “The time allotted was inadequate, but the judges were fair and posed challenging questions”. He also believes that his team’s prototype of a Blight detector is not far from seeing the light if a few of the hardware ordeals are overcome and they continue to work on it.
The event served as an impeccable platform for economical inventions and presented an intermittent peek into the realm of research and development. Himanshu Madhwani and Dakshesh, the student category heads said “It exposed the potential of frugal innovation and the dire need of its employment in our country”. The event was a silent reminder of engineering and its many marvels.
Dr Veena Maben, Associate Director (Student Welfare) is said about that large number of number of students from IITs and NITs and colleges from neighboring states and nearby colleges participated in the event.