Pune : Symbiosis Skillathon, a project competition was inaugurated at the Symbiosis Skills and Professional University at the hands of Dr. Ravi Prakash, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MNNIT, Allahabad (UP). SSPU had invited projects under sustainable development goals set by United Nations. Organized by the School of Mechatronics at SSPU, the two-day competition saw students participating from various colleges and universities from and outside of Maharashtra.
Dr. Ravi Prakash, in his inaugural speech, applauded the SSPU’s initiative to organize one of its kind competition for students. He threw light on the various aspects of sustainable goals and how everyone can contribute towards achieving those. He also highlighted how the careers related to energy management and alternative energy will grow in the future. He said, “Recently Information Technology and Computer Science based jobs are looking lucrative and high paying. Considering energy consumption and mitigating the effect of climate change, the jobs related to alternative energy and energy management will see a rise.”
Dr. Akbar Ahmad, Director, School of Mechatronics Engineering at the inauguration ceremony introduced the them of the competition and said, “Science and Engineering plays vital roles in meeting the challenges laid by sustainable development goals by UN. We took nine goals out of 15 which are connected to engineering sector.”
Many students from different colleges and universities had the opportunity to showcase their innovative projects at the Skill Centre located at Kiwale University. The event served as a platform for students to demonstrate their practical skills and knowledge gained during their academic pursuits. It was an enriching experience for both participants and visitors as they witnessed diverse ideas and solutions to real-world problems. The event also promoted collaboration and exchange of ideas among students from various academic disciplines. Overall, it was a successful event that highlighted the potential of young minds to contribute towards the advancement of society.