Celebrating Innovation and Creativity

Author(s): City Air NewsThe vision of Amity University Gurugram (AUG) is to be a world class centre of creativity and innovation to contribute to the progress of humanity though excellence in education, industry and society relevant research...

Celebrating Innovation and Creativity

The vision of Amity University Gurugram (AUG) is to be a world class centre of creativity and innovation to contribute to the progress of humanity though excellence in education, industry and society relevant research and extension services.

Creativity is an art of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions.

With the aim of fostering innovative thinking, technology incubation and to give a boost to start up entrepreneurial ventures, Amity University Gurugram has been in the forefront in promoting innovative thinking amongst our student body. Each year “Day of Innovation” is celebrated with great enthusiasm to inculcate the spirit of innovation in our students. The brief presentation was given on Innovations happening in the field of Management and Knowledge Enterprise, Engineering and Technology, Medical Technology, Environment Science, Digital Media, Legal & Jurisprudence by the Head of Institutions of Amity University Gurugram. The book ‘Coffee Table Book on Flora and Fauna of AUH’ was released by Founder President, Dr Ashok K Chauhan, Dr Atul Chuahan, Chancellor, AUUP and Chancellor Dr Aseem Chauhan, AUG along with AUG Chronicle and Research and Innovation Highlights Booklet. AUG is India’s first and Asia’s second university, certified by US GBC with Leed Platinum Certificate for environment sustainability.

According to Founder President Amity Education Group, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan: “My dream is to make India a Knowledge Superpower on its strength of innovative genius. All Amity Campuses are empowered to accelerate Innovations and world quality research.”
“The aim of Amitians is to do something that others do not think of. Always believe be self motivated and able to deliver something of value to the world. Commitment and mission makes life easier and staying busy keeps us healthier. Brains have unlimited ability which we must tap into” Dr Ashok K Chauhan added.
While addressing the students, Chancellor of Amity University Gurugram Dr. Aseem Chauhan appreciated the student’s poster presentation & projects and also motivated them to work in the field of creativity and innovation. He said the vision of the Founder President which is to change the world and improve society with education, research and training is being carried forward because of the people at Amity who are working for it. The focus is not just on teaching, learning and infrastructure but on research and innovation. Innovation is not just but it is everywhere. Innovation beyond science and technology which extends curriculum design, pedagogy, student services, etc for bringing up Amity to the topmost level globally. Research is obsolete without innovation.
We will start the Amity Centre for Innovation Education which will focus on innovation on every possible related to education i.e HR, Finance, Academics etc he added.
While motivating the students through his speech on ‘Innovation and Creativity in the Knowledge Era’, the Vice Chancellor of Amity University Gurugram Prof. (Dr.) P B Sharma said “Our eyes are well set to cause innovations in plenty, contribute to solution research for the industry and society, provide an education and research environment to empower our graduates and scholars with the “Wings of Knowledge and Power of Innovation”. AUG has Centers of Excellence for Lipidomics, Cyber Forensic, Big-data Ananlytics Water Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Info-Nano-Bio Convergence and Stem cell research and Centre of Excellence in BRICS economies.
Students from Amity University Gurugram, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Amity University Lucknow, Amity University Gwalior, Amity University Rajasthan, Amity University Madhya Pradesh displayed their innovations in the fields of science and technology, fashion designs, art and entrepreneurial ideas in the campus. A plethora of 60 working models (i.e. Radio Controlled Fixed Wing Aircraft (Mr. Amit, B.Tech(AE; Solar Powered Nebulizer, Ms. Sakshi Sethi, Humanoid Robot, Mr. S. Kiran, Mr. I. Pavan Raju, M.Tech(AIR); Development of Nano Materials for Agricultural Purpose, Parul Sharmaa, Preeti Thakurb, Atul Thakur etc) and 140 poster presentations exhibited by students to show case their spirit of innovation were displayed.
The guiding vision of our country’s’ innovative entrepreneurship is to accelerate the pace of discovery and delivery of Science led solutions for faster, sustainable and inclusive growth. Dr Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Group inaugurated LIPID Research Center in university campus under leadership of eminent bio scientist Dr Rajendra Prasad.
Dr Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity International Schools, Mrs Pooja Chauhan, Mrs Divya Chauhan, Mr Ajit Chauhan, Mr Abhay Chauhan, Mr Amol Chauhan, Maj Gen (Retd) BS Suhag, Dy Vice Chancellor, Prof Padmakali Banerjee, Pro Vice Chancellor, Maj Gen G S Bal (Retd), Dr Rajendra Prasad, Dr. W Selvamurthy, President, ASTIF, Dr A K Nagpal, Dr Vikas Madhukar, Maj Gen P K Sharma (Retd), Rajiv Mishra faculty staff and students were present at the innovation day.

About the Projects:
Humanoid Robot
Developed by : Mr. S. Kiran, Mr. I. Pavan Raju, M.Tech(AIR)
Guide : Mr. Manoj Panday(ECE Deptt.), Dr. Sunil Sikka(CSE Deptt.)
Mr. Nitesh Raj(Robotics Lab)
The objective of the project is to develop a robot with its body shape built to resemble the human body. It has the intelligence of humans such as the ability to walk, dance, perform the basic gestures, speak and remind medicine. We have used MG995 and 9g servo motors for the movement of the joints and Arduino Uno microcontroller to control the robot movements and touch display on face. Raspberry pi is used for image and speech recognition.
• Serves as a personal companion.
• Used as a kit for educational purposes.
• Further Research and Development in Artificial Intelligence.

Weight Sensing Footsole
Developed by : Nikhil Thakur (Biomedical Engineering)
Guide : Mr. Nitesh Raj (Robotics Lab)
The aim of this project is to determine real time visualization of pressure for studying the weight distribution in foot. It provides information about Gait mechanics and has a wide range of applications, i.e. in clinical situations and in sports. Its aim is to help people recover from injury promoting a faster rehabilitation. We have a multitude of pressure sensitive sensors placed throughout the insole, this means that some cross/relationship calculations has made between adjacent sensors. With the data it will be possible to create a real-time pressure map which is displayed to a mobile screen with help of Bluetooth for immediate diagnosis by doctor or/and recorded for later playback.
• To determine the weight distribution among the foot.
• For Gait analysis of the foot and find the Gait abnormality.
• To determine the cause of injury or on play sport activities.
• Amount of stress during heavy weight exercises.
• To design the customised foot sole for the an individual suffering from some problem or athlete to maximize the performance.

Development of Nano Materials for Agricultural Purpose
Developed By : Parul Sharmaa, Preeti Thakurb, Atul Thakurc

Recent advances in engineering lead to the fabrication of nanomaterials with unique properties targeted toward specific applications. The use of nanotechnology in agriculture, in particular for plant protection and production, is an under-explored area in the research community. Fungal diseases are one of the leading causes of crop destruction and, in this context, the antifungal effect of nanoparticles of cobalt and nickel ferrite against phytopathogenic fungi is reported here. As a proof of concept, it is also shown how such nanoparticles can be used as fungicides in plants. The developed cobalt and nickel ferrite nanoparticles (CoFe2O4 and NiFe2O4) are successfully tested for antimycotic activity against three plant-pathogenic fungi: Fusarium oxysporum, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, and Dematophora necatrix. In addition, it is also observed that these ferrite nanoparticles reduce the incidence of Fusarium wilt in capsicum. The study suggests that nanoparticles of CoFe2O4 and NiFe2O4 can be used as an effective fungicide in plant disease management.

Applications –
? The discovery and development of novel fungicides is important to combat the newly emerging resistant strains of pathogenic fungi.
? The present study shows the antimycotic efficacy of nanoparticles of CoFe2O4 and NiFe2O4 against Fusarium oxysporum, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, and Dematophora necatrix.
? In addition, the present study also demonstrates that nanoparticles of CoFe2O4 and NiFe2O4 have the potential to reduce the disease incidence of Fusarium wilt of capsicum and could be used for its management.
Results at the micro- and macrolevel suggest that nanoparticles of CoFe2O4 and NiFe2O4 could be used as an effective fungicide in plant disease

Friday, September 28, 2018