VIT University’s three days annual carnival that is going to start from tomorrow 25th September will see seven patents born out of the ideas originating from participants in graVITas’ 2014 will be announced.
Four of the patents will be filed in the name of VIT while the other three will be filed in the name of the external students/institutions which participated in the event last year.
Sekar Viswanathan, Vice-President of VIT said that graVITas’ 2015, organised jointly by the faculty and students, is a platform for exhilarating ideas, lending a framework to transform latent concepts into viable technical solutions to real world scientific problems. In all, there will be 126 technical and management events this year.
“One of the patents to be released during the event would relate to agriculture, two to the manufacturing sector, one to transportation and three to IT (cloud computing and big data) revealed Shikhar Mittal, a student organizer.
The theme of the e vent would be `Create, Design, and Patent’. Pro-Vice-Chancellor of VIT informs that as many as 20,000 VIT students and 7000 external students from 1031 colleges and universities in the country would be participating in the event.
There will be a dedicated event for the school students also. Out of the 4000 projects of school students received by VIT, one each from the 4000 schools, 25 projects of social importance have been shortlisted for presentation by the respective students at the forthcoming graVITas.
More than that graVITas’ 2015 will have 40 state-of-the-art workshops on topics such as robotics, web development and cloud computing.
There will be the release of some of the VIT’s products, viz., a 3-D printer, VIT 3-D model and Vellore App.
graVITas’ 2015 will be inaugurated by Ramesh Kaza, Senior Vice-President, Bank of America, Hyderabad at 9.30 a.m. on Friday.
Other guests on the inaugural day include Rajiv Vaishnav, Vice-President, NASSCOM, Mumbai, B. Purush Vankireddy, General Manager, Microsoft India, Hyderabad and Kamal Sharad Shah, General Manager, WIPRO, Chennai.
G. Viswanathan, VIT Chancellor will preside over the function. G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to the Union Defence Minister will be the chief guest at the valedictory function on September 27.