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UIET tech fest ends with junkyard robowars

The concluding day of the technical fest of PU’s University Institute of Engineering and Technology department - ‘Avishkar’,saw multiple exciting events such as junkyard and robo-wars and ‘shakti’.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
October 20, 2011 12:51:03 am

The concluding day of the technical fest of PU’s University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) department – ‘Avishkar’,saw multiple exciting events such as junkyard and robo-wars and ‘shakti’.

The day commenced with the event ‘kaushalam’. It invited plans by the students to innovate new technologies that are both practical and economical. The event saw a positive response with fifteen teams participating and presenting their plans. This event was followed by ‘Apaatkalin’,an event on disaster management requiring the students to present plans to make the existing infrastructure more secure using the most economical ways.

The next event to follow was ‘strategise’,this event saw participation from different colleges presenting their plans to make the university greener and more environment friendly.

Meanwhile the most awaited event for the techno-maniacs was being organised – the ‘robowars’. Teams were required to present their robots which were pitted against each other in an arena. The robot which did the maximum damage won.

‘Junkyard wars’ required the teams to make a robot from the junk and have a face-off with each other. The last robot to survive wins the battle.

‘Shakti’ was the most innovative event of the fest. It included running of vehicle engine using alternate fuels such as bio-fuels. The purpose of the event was to focus on the use of alternate fuels to cut back dependence on non-renewable and environment-degrading fuels,such as petrol and diesel.

The technical fest – Aavishkar,saw very positive response from the students. Over 30 colleges from across India took part in the fest. The event was attended by about 3,000 students. Participants said that the events gave them an opportunity to display their skills and technical knowledge.

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