Events Organized by NEWGENIEDC

[A]. To inculcate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst S & T students
Activities Outcome/Achievements
STEAM School

STEAM school is designed to provide basic skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths to the first year engineering students in a fun filled activities based structure. The program ran from January 2019 to April 2019 where 63 faculty members ran 19 courses for 305 students after the college working hours (4:30-6:30PM). Some of the courses conducted were – Solar Cell Device Simulation, Game Design, Making AR Application, Circuit Sketching etc.

Engineering Exploration Course

Engineering Exploration (Credit) Course was conducted from August to December 2019 for all engineering streams at the university. The course was conducted as part of Integrated Projects for the students where students could opt to work in one of the following verticals – Engineering Project in Community Service (EPICS), Engineering Projects in Solving Campus Problems (EPIP) and Publishing Research. During the end of the course, top projects were given an opportunity to submit their ideas to NewGen IEDC for funding support to build advanced level prototypes

Entrepreneurship Course

About 120 First and Second year engineering students took this course on Entrepreneurship that was held during January – June 2019. The course was focused on identification of a problem followed by team formation, understanding target market, preparing business canvas, learning marketing strategies etc. Students who are really keen to take entrepreneurship route in their career opted for this course.

Start-up Boot Camp

We organized a two-week start-up boot camp for the first year engineering students in the month of August 2019. The objective of this boot-camp was to sensitize first year students about the start-up and entrepreneurship ecosystem of the university. Close to 100 students attend this boot camp.

Mentor-Mentee Connect Series

We organized volume III of mentor-mentee connect series at the university to connect our students having entrepreneurship bent of mind with the leading entrepreneurs. This edition of connect series was held in September 2019 with Mr. Avelo Roy – MD, Kolkata Ventures invited as an expert. Mr. Avelo is a serial entrepreneur who has built 8 businesses in the US and he interacted with our students and shared his expertise with them. About 250 students attended his talk.

[B]. To identify, develop & commercialize students’ innovativeideas

Chitkara University Organized its 3rd Annual Problem Solving Challenge NOVATE 2019 on 2nd April 2019. At NOVATE 2019 students were competing to solve the 35 identified problems of the society. Out of total 270 teams top 60 teams were shortlisted for the grand finale of NOVATE 2019. The students and faculty members worked relentlessly during January-March 2019 on finding innovative solutions to given problems and presented Proof of Concepts and Prototypes to eminent jury members on April 2, 2019. Top three teams were given cash prizes and opportunity to receive funding from NewGen IEDC for building advanced level prototypes.

India Fund Fest 2020

Chitkara University was the co-organizer in the India Fund Fest 2020 that was held in Chitkara University and Chandigarh on Feb 6 and 7 respectively. About 30 start-ups including 6 from ChitkaraUniversity presented their businesses pitches and raised capital. One such start-up from Chitkara University was Anukai Solutions that raised INR 80 Lakhsfrom the investor. This project has been supported by NewGen IEDC.

Startup Day

In the month of April 2019 we organized two Start-up days with a theme Pitch Perfect. 42 student start-ups pitched their business idea to the jury and 12 best ideas were shortlisted. These 12 ideas were assigned mentors to guide them and to refine their business pitches. On the second start-up day these 12 ideas were given an opportunity to present their final pitch in front of external jury. Top three ideas were offered prototyping grant from NewGen IEDC and office space in Chitkara University incubator. These start-up days were held on April 18 and 25.

E-Cell Members visit to CIIF

Chitkara University has E-Cell that comprised on students who are keen on taking up entrepreneurship as career. On February 2, 2019 about 50 E-Cell members visited Chitkara Innovation Incubation Foundation (CIIF) which is situated in IT Park Chandigarh. Students were exposed to various support services that they can access in CIIF like access to seed money, one-to-one mentoring, capacity building, developing scalable business plans etc.

[C]. To enhance Industry-Academiainteraction
Flagship Conferences Organized

Chitkara University in association with National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan jointly organized the IEEE sponsored International Conference on Computing, Analytics and Networks – ICAN 2020, with the aims to broadly focus on mobile cloud computing, big data analytics and building secure networks. Over 250 delegates attended the conference that featured paper presentations, keynote talks, tutorials and a panel discussion.

26th National Conference on Liquid Crystals was organized by Chitkara University and it aimed to provide an open forum for discussion of scientific and recent advancements in the field of Liquid Crystals. The conference also served as platform for researchers to discuss and share emerging interdisciplinary areas of Soft Matter, Nanotechnology and Biological Systems. About 200 delegates attended the conference that was held during October 21-23, 2019

Collaborator in Punjab Innovation and Technology Summit

Chitkara University NewGen IEDC collaborated with Punjab Innovation and Technology Summit organized by Punjab Government in Chandigarh on November 5, 2019. We put-up an exhibit during the summit and showcased the innovations being carried out at Chitkara University NewGen IEDC.

Expert Talks

An Expert Talk on ‘Data Science’ was organized in October, 2019 for the students of Computer Science & Engineering and was delivered by Karan Arora, Founder & CEO, Itronix Solutions about 150 students attended the talk.

IEEE CIET Student Branch organized an Expert Talk on ‘Innovation Technology with Entrepreneurship’ in January 2020 and it was delivered by Mr. SakshamChaudhary – Co-Founder, LearnCodeOnline. The main aim of the talk was to bridge the gap between technology and entrepreneurship while expanding the boundaries of technical interests for students.

An expert talk on ‘Argumented and Virtual Reality in Science Education’ was organized during the previous semester. MrPkParthasarathy, Dean, Department of Gaming and Design, Chitkara University delivered the talk that was attended by about 90 students and faculty members.

Electronic Sector Skill Council of India

Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering has signed an MoU with Electronic Sector Skill Council of India in the year 2019. Under this MoU Electronic Sector Skill Council of India will provide technical and monetary support for conducting various students’ training programs and workshops.

HONDA Automotive Research Workshop

Chitkara College of Applied Engineering (CCAE) organized a two-day workshop on ‘Assembling and desembling of two wheeler and four wheeler engines’ that was held in December 2019. The workshop was delivered by Mr. Gaurav Kali and Mr. Rajesh Kumar faculty CCAE and was attended by about 25 students of different engineering branches including CSE, Electrical, Electronics and Civil Engineering.

HUAWEI Training for faculty and students

HUAWEI Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) conducted the ICT competition in Chitkara University that was launched in October 2019. 24 students signed up for this competition; students took training before appearing for an exam. 19 students cleared the exams and top three were invited to compete in the national level competition.

Two-day Workshop by NXP Semiconductors

Chitkara University NewGen IEDC supported the two-day workshop on Analog Circuits Design conducted by ECE department for third year students. The workshop was delivered by industry expert from NXP Mr. Vijay M. He trained students on Analog circuits design with a special focus on layout design in Cadence tool. This hands-on workshop was attended by about 35 students including 5 M.E./Phd Scholars