Primary goal of Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology is to take student projects from laboratory to the field said Mr Hemanth Kumar while addressing the students at BMS Institute of Technology & Mgmt. during KSCST sponsored students’ project exhibition.
KSCST has opened data centres across Karnataka, it also has the Rain harvesting Centre which is only second to Chennai, which has built a very good ecosystem to better utilize rain water and to increase the ground water level.
He told about the new initiatives like: Restoration of surface water bodies, Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security, National Data Registry from where the researchers can get data sets for their research work. KSCST is working on Smart City Project in Mysore and they have opened 10 Patent Cells in the state to create more awareness on Intellectual Property Rights and this time they are funding 798 student projects out of more than 3500 projects that they evaluated. He urged students to involve for a long time to take an idea into a commercial product and to do it innovatively.
Later Dr. Mohan Babu GN in his speech said that this kind of events are like accelerators to support students’ innovative ideas. Every semester,BMSIT is providing financial support to 100 student projects and also conducts employability improvement courses in every semester. So far over 2000 students are benefited from this initiative.
He appreciated the students of BMSIT who has won the prizes in various state and national level competitions conducted by TCS, Google, Govt. bodies and other institutions. Projects from various domains such as: Agriculture, Solar energy, Internet of Things, Structural Engineering, Waste management, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning,Electric Vehicles, Microwaves, 3D Printing, Material Science etc. were demonstrated by the students of 22 different colleges of North Zone.