By Anmol Sood.
IIT Delhi celebrated its first ever Research Scholars’ Day on Friday, 11th April, 2014. To get a glimpse of some of the best research taking place in the institute, an oral presentation competition as well as a poster presentation competition were organised for research scholars.
All departments, schools and centres at IIT Delhi were asked to nominate students for the competition. The nominees were screened by a panel of professors comprising of Prof. G. Visweswaran, Prof. S.P. Singh and Dr. G.V. Prakash. The panel shortlisted 4 oral presentations and 20 posters for the competitions.
The event started with a welcome address by Prof. R. K. Shevgaonkar, Director, IIT Delhi in the Seminar Hall. The Director said that the event was aimed at promoting research in the institute. Emphasizing on the need to inculcate a culture of listening to others, he said that he would like to see a much greater attendance to such events in future. The director also said that it was heartening to see a good participation from female students for the event inspite of having only 15% female students in the campus. A modest audience, comprising largely of faculty members were present to witness the presentations.
Four students, one each from the departments of textile technology, electrical engineering, chemistry and Centre for Applied Research in Electronics (CARE) made their presentations on a wide range of topics in the seminar hall. Also, 20 poster presentations were put on display in the director’s lobby. A committee of professors including Prof. S.M. Ishtiaque, Prof. Viresh Dutta, Prof. O.P. Sharma and Prof. S.K. Khare judged all the presentations.
The best speaker prize was jointly awarded to Priyanka Dhingra (Chemistry) and Sharbari Banerjee (CARE) for their presentations on protein structure prediction server and techniques for improving performance of underwater acoustic communication systems respectively.