SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Kashmir team comprising Fallah Nazir of Delhi Public School and Mehvish Hameed, MSC Agri Engineering SKUAST-K is among top 15 winners of the Indian Innovation Growth Programme, 2.0 University Challenge.
The Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India had called for an open competition for India Innovation Growth Programme, 2.0-University Challenge. Accordingly, the team jointly conceived a project on “House Hold Waste Management” -an idea for developing a compact, easy to operate, efficient composter which shall work under cold climate of Kashmir.
These two students defended the proposal before a team of experts from IIT Bombay, representatives of the Lockheed Martin-TATA Trusts and a group of industrialists on 29-06-2018 at IIT Bombay.
The expert panellists appreciated and encouraged the two member students for the commitment of social responsibility. The team received the citation and a cheque of Rs 10 lakh on behalf of SKUAST-K at a function chaired by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology at New Delhi on August 2.
The Governor N N Vohra, who is Chancellor of SKUAST-K has congratulated the team and urged Prof Nazeer Ahmed, Vice Chancellor of SKUAST-K to emphatically promote research and innovation in the university with emphasis on finding solutions to local issues and problems.