GUWAHATI, July 18 - Students of the School of Technology, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), successfully completed 22 science and technology-related projects funded by the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) within a record time of six months, which is well ahead of the stipulated timeframe of one year, according to a press release.
The School of Technology had applied to ASTEC for financial and academic support under the scheme of Student�s Science Project for its various science and technology-related projects.
While more than 100 project proposals were sent to ASTEC from different colleges in Assam, the students of the School of Technology managed to bag 22 out of the total 48 projects, which were provided financial assistance of up to Rs 10,000 by the Council. The financial assistance was provided to help convert the projects into viable products. The scheme provides an opportunity to the students to carry forward innovative and technically viable research based projects that can cater to the needs of society. The projects, which were undertaken by the students, were supervised by faculty members of various departments of the School of Technology, ADBU.
ASTEC Director Prof Arup Kr Mishra addressed the students and faculty members at an event organized by the School of Technology on Tuesday and said that this is for the first time in the history of ASTEC that one single institution has alone bagged as many as 22 projects in one year. He expressed his appreciation for the students for completing the projects within just six months.
Pro Vice Chancellor of the ADBU, Fr Joseph Nellanatt termed this as an achievement on the part of the students of the ADBU and faculty members who put in efforts together to achieve this feat. �The Assam Don Bosco University is fortunate to have bagged 22 projects from ASTEC. The students of the University as well as the faculty members worked hard and with dedication not only to bag the projects but also to complete it well ahead of the stipulated time. I hope that students of the University as well as the faculty members will continue to work hard to excel in the future,� he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Manoranjan Kalita, Director of the School of Technology, ADBU, said that the Assam Don Bosco University has been working in close association with ASTEC and AEDA in a number of projects. �The ADBU is highly grateful to ASTEC for approving 22 student science projects during spring this year across the engineering departments, the work of which has already been completed and reports of 18 projects already submitted. We look forward for further collaborative activities for the benefit of Assam and North East India in the fields of science and technology,� Prof Kalita said.