During January 28 – 30, 2021, Chitkara University NewGen IEDC conducted annual progress presentations of 18 projects that have received prototyping funding from NewGen IEDC in the year 2020. Student applicants of each of these projects along with their mentors discussed current status of their projects, challenges, future plans and timeline of completion. These sessions were chaired by Dr. Archana Mantri – Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab and Chief Coordinator, Chitkara University, NewGen IEDC. The evaluation committee that comprised of faculty members from different departments of the university included Dr. Harvinder Singh (Asst. Prof., Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Abhineet Saini (Associate Prof., Mechanical Engineering), Mr. Gupreet Singh (Asst. Prof., Mechatronics Engineering), Mr. Jagdeep Singh (Asst. Prof., Civil Engineering), Ms. Nishu Bali (Asst. Prof., Computer Applications), Mr. Sumit Kumar (Applied Engineering), and Mr. Amit Kumar (Asst. Prof., Electronics & Communication Engineering). The committee members gave their valuable suggestions to the applicants in addressing various challenges students were facing in their projects. The brainstorming that took place during the Q&A sessions generated a lot of new ideas and also led to the formation of new interdepartmental collaborations for completion of some of these projects. The other objective which was to ensure that applicants meet the timeline of their projects was also achieved in these presentations.