2 CUK faculty members participate in festival of innovations
New Delhi, Mar 11: Two faculty members of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK), who are part of varsity’s Innovation Club, Tuesday participated in the first meeting of the National Innovation Clubs (NICs) of Central Universities, IITs, NITs and other institutes of higher education held at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
Mr. Afaq Alam Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology and Ms. Rashim Wadhwa, Assistant Professor, Department of Education were among the 120 participants from around 50 institutes of the Country.
The duo presented their innovative ideas in the form of posters which were on display on March 10, 2015, at the “Festival of Innovations” organized by National Innovation Foundation at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
While Ms. Rashim Wadhwa proposed the dynamic model for improving the quality of higher education institutes, Mr. Afaq Alam Khan proposed a smart system which can help traffic cops to check the document related violations hassle free.
Smt. Omita Paul, Secretary to the Hon’ble President and Visitor of Central Universities, Nobel Laureate, Professor Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh, Prof. S. K. Saha from IIT Delhi, Prof. Ajay K. Sharma, Director NIT-Delhi and Prof. Anil K. Gupta, executive vice-chairperson , National Innovation Foundation were among others present during the event.
The week-long festival was earlier inaugurated by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on March 7 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. CUK Officiating Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj Uddin also attended the inaugural event.
Speaking on the occasion the Hon’ble President Mr. Mukherjee, said Innovation is the key to progress and prosperity. “The process of innovation converts knowledge into social good and economic wealth. It encourages the engagement of talent with the society to improve the quality of life.”
“India always has had a strong tradition of knowledge. Our knowledge system offer tremendous scope for research involving land-to-lab investigation and lab-to-land transfer of technology. It is important that the vast repository of indigenous knowledge is protected, documented and preserved in active collaboration with prominent practitioners of traditional knowledge,” Hon’ble President Mr. Mukherjee added.