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Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt

The Government of India has felt the need to initiate and encourage student interest in Science & Technology. IITs and IISc began organizing Science Conclaves every year to create awareness and interest among the students. However, organizing such a challenging event is a strenuous affair due to a high magnitude of institutions in the state. Therefore, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management feels that it is its responsibility to take this up as an initiative and has started Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt - SSTH.

Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt is an annual gathering in which eminent national and international scientists provide a platform for free interaction to young students and teachers in order to showcase the excitement of scientific works and investigations which will in turn motivate them to take up the study of science as their career.

The main objective of this program is to provide a platform for exhibiting new ideas and the creative work of young talent of PU/+2 colleges, creating curiosity towards science and latest technologies along with exchange of views and ideas with their peer group. Click here to know more

Objectives

  • To inspire, motivate and give thrust to Scientific and Technological Education, Research and Development.
  • To bring together scientists, technocrats and students in a relaxed and informal atmosphere and encourage.
  • Meaningful dialogue amongst themselves.
  • To organize personal encounters with eminent scientists of different generations and cultures.
  • To continue to enhance Scientific and Technological Education leading to the developmental growth of the country.

Projects & Nomination of Students for Project Funding

The program “Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2015” to be held on 14th November 2015, provides a platform to exhibit talents of budding young scientists, a panel for discussion on various topics of science, lectures presented by the scientists, question and answer sessions relating to basic science and application-oriented themes. This program contributes to the generation of new ideas, encourages personal contacts, inspires scientific activities and enables the critical examination of scientific questions from a different perspective. A style of free environment for learning is adopted, whereby both formal and informal interactions take place to create interests, give counsel and direction towards science education to young minds. The interaction sessions also involve laboratory work and scientific project demonstrations.

The program is basically conducted for science students of PU/+2 with a total of 50 zonal centres covering more than 150 colleges. The institutions with relatively moderate student strength will be clustered under a single zone. The SSTH funds four projects from each zonal centre in order to encourage and motivate the young minds, thereby funding a total of 200 projects worth INR 10 lakhs. Non-funded projects are also eligible to participate in the event to win prizes worth INR 10 lakhs. A one-day zonal level program will be organized in one of the identified institutions where one faculty member representing that particular institution will be assigned as the coordinator. The students of these institutions will be the participants in the zonal level competitions.

The winners of the zonal level competitions will be eligible to participate in the final round of Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt 2015 program to be held on 14th November 2015 at Sahyadri Campus, Mangaluru.

  • Project/Working Model Exhibition: This event is for exhibiting and demonstrating working projects in any field of Science and Technology. The evaluation will be based on the innovativeness, feasibility and cost-effectiveness, presentation skills and applications of the project.
  • Still Model Exhibition: This event is for demonstrating project ideas through models or prototype. The models may be physical or mathematical. The prototypes may be prepared using paper/plastic/thermocol/glass, etc. for demonstration. The evaluation will be based on innovativeness, feasibility, presentation skills and applications of the project.
  • * Innovative projects or inventions shall be guided to take out a patent.

The Recognize the Talent of Students,The following attractive Competitions are Planed

The Government of India has felt the need to initiate and encourage student interest in Science & Technology. IITs and IISc began organizing Science Conclaves every year to create awareness and interest among the students. However, organizing such a challenging event is a strenuous affair due to a high magnitude of institutions in the state. Therefore, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management feels that it is its responsibility to take this up as an initiative and has started Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt - SSTH.

Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt is an annual gathering in which eminent national and international scientists provide a platform for free interaction to young students and teachers in order to showcase the excitement of scientific works and investigations which will in turn motivate them to take up the study of science as their career.

The main objective of this program is to provide a platform for exhibiting new ideas and the creative work of young talent of PU/+2 colleges, creating curiosity towards science and latest technologies along with exchange of views and ideas with their peer group.

To recognize the talents of the students, the following attractive competitions are planned

Project/Working Model Competition

Still Model Competition

Sl. No. Item No. of Grants I Phase II Phase III Phase
1. Project/ Working Model 4 30% 30% 40%

Cash Prizes per Zone

Sl. No. Item Group Size I Prize II Prize III Prize
1 Project/ Working Model 4 Rs.5000.00 Rs.3000.00 Rs.2000.00
2. Still Model 4 Rs.3000.00 Rs.2000.00 Rs.1000.00

Final Round at Sahyadri and Cash Prizes

Sl. No. Item Group Size I Prize II Prize III Prize
1 Project/ Working Model 4 Rs.15000.00 Rs.10000.00 Rs.7000.00
Three Consolation Prizes - Rs.4000.00 each
2. Still Model 4 Rs.10000.00 Rs.7000.00 Rs.5000.00
Three Consolation Prizes Rs.3000.00 each

Events

  • Project/Working Model Exhibition: This event is for exhibiting and demonstrating working projects in any field of Science and Technology. The evaluation will be based on the innovativeness, feasibility and cost-effectiveness, presentation skills and applications of the project.
  • Still Model Exhibition: This event is for demonstrating project ideas through models or prototype. The models may be physical or mathematical. The prototypes may be prepared using paper/plastic/thermocol/glass, etc. for demonstration. The evaluation will be based on innovativeness, feasibility, presentation skills and applications of the project.
  • * Innovative projects or inventions shall be guided to take out a patent.

Calender of Events

Sl. No. Date Event
1. 21/07/2015 to 31/07/2015 Awareness program about SSTH funding and competition
2. 01/08/2015 to 20/08/2015 Submission of Project Proposals
3. 21/08/2015 to 31/08/2015 Evaluation of Project Proposals & Intimation to students
4. 01/09/2015 to 15/09/2015 Disbursement of First installment
5. 01/09/2015 to 15/10/2015 Execution of Project Proposals
6. 16/10/2015 to 07/11/2015 Zonal Level Competitions
Disbursement of the second installment
Distribution of certificates to the zonal level winners
7. 14/11/2015 Grand Finale at Sahyadri
Disbursement of the Third & Final installment
Disbursement of Cash Prizes (Zonal & Inter-zonal) & Certificates to the Winners
  • Each student can participate only in one event (Still Model or Working Model/Project).
  • Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management shall sponsor up to four projects from each zonal centre and only 80% of the total expenditure is borne by the college. However, the funding shall not exceed a sum of INR 5000.
  • All students who have not received the funding are also eligible to participate in the zonal events.
  • The team eligible for grants shall produce necessary bills, justifying the expenditures before receiving the next phase of the grants.
  • The zonal level winners must and should participate in the final round at Sahyadri campus, only then are they eligible for the prize amount and also the final phase of the grant.
  • The final competition will be held at Sahyadri campus, Mangaluru.
  • All the prize money will be distributed in the SSTH Grand Finale 2015.
  • Only Winning / Participant Certificates will be distributed in the respective zonal centre.
  • All the participants shall fill the proposal without leaving any void spaces. Winners must submit a final report containing abstract (not more than 300 words), materials/equipments used, neat sketch, working procedure (not more than 1000 words), applications, conclusion and references. (Sample format of the report can be downloaded online from www.sahyadri.edu.in/SSTH or can be obtained from the coordinator).
  • No team shall be tolerated for misbehaving or any act of indiscipline during the event. The teams shall be immediately disqualified /penalized/ take legal action if found harming the college property/ other individual's property/ an individual physically or mentally/ other participant's projects, etc.
  • Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management shall have all the legal rights to use, enhance, patent and commercialize the ideas proposed during the event.
  • In all circumstances the decision of the organizing college remains valid and no arguments will be entertained.
  • Judges decision will be final and has to be respected
  • The college shall not bear any responsibility for the loss of individuals’ property or equipments or belongings or any harm caused to individuals.
  • The rules can be amended or subjected to change during the course of the event.

SSTH Team

Sl. No. Name Department Designation Contact No.
1. Prof. Sudheer Shetty CSE Chief Co-ordinator +91- 9986030597
2. Mr. Prasad Chandran ME Regional Coordinator +91- 9449845949
3. Mr. Kiran Prakash ME Regional Coordinator +91- 9035017430
4. Mr. Steven Fernandes EC Regional Coordinator +91- 9844760875
5. Mr. Vaishak N.L. ME Regional Coordinator +91- 9902537523
6. Mr. Sunil B.N. CSE Regional Coordinator +91- 9632481330
7. Mr. Karthik Bhandary MBA Regional Coordinator +91- 9900432147
8. Mr. Johnson Tellis Dreamers Project Head +91 81058 57755

Grand Finale of the Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2015

The Zonal Level Competitions of Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2016 held at forty four zonal centers across Karnataka over the last month culminated in the finale at the Campus. The zonal level winners took part in the finals at Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management who was host to 1500 students from 120 colleges. Close to 250 projects were put on display by all the participating High schools and PU colleges. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Gopalan Jagadeesh, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore and was symbolically inaugurated by Dr. Murli Dhar Tiwari, Vice Chancellor, Barkatullah University, Bhopal in the august presence of Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation, Padmashri Prof. S. K. Shivakumar, Professor, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and the former Director of ISAC, Director of ISRO and Dr. U. M. Bhushi, Principal, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management and Dr. C. K. Manjunath, Co-coordinator of SSTH-2016. Prof. Gopalan Jagadeesh in his inaugural address, stated the Trends and Perspectives in Development of Science and Technology and said that technology has the potential to develop a product, while Dr. Tiwari congratulated the Chairman, Mr. Manjunath Bhandary for the unique initiative of organizing SSTH and also wished that students graduated from Sahyadri would contribute to the country's growth.

The day-long events witnessed students showcasing their talent in project and model competition. They had the opportunity to interact with the guests individually as well as through the panel discussion. The panelists for the day were overwhelmed by the event and congratulated Sahyadri for hosting the unique program.

Dr. C. K. Manjunath, Co-coordinator of SSTH-2016 welcomed the gathering. Mr. Deepak Thimaya, the moderator of SSTH-2016 gave a start to the panel discussion.

Dr. Murli Dhar Tiwari, Vice Chancellor, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, former and first Director of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT) also the first Director of Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Information Technology urged the students to take the benefits that are offered by the central universities for the improvement of societal activities. He said, Sahyadri is the only unique institute offering facilities and contributes for the betterment of the students.

Padmashri Prof. S. K. Shivakumar, Professor at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and the former Director of ISAC threw light upon what Space means to a common man and enlightened regarding the Job opportunities associated in this field. He said India has made a mark in the Space program and many new innovations are happening, thus making India a frontliner. Research and Development has become the talk of the day. He advised the students to be well focused, work hard and put sincere efforts in their area of interest to achieve success.

Prof. Gopalan Jagadeesh, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore appreciated the efforts put in by the participants in project display and Sahyadri for organising the event. He motivated the students to never give up, even if they come across failure in their experiment as an entrepreneur and also advised them to have self confidence, develop a good role model in life and use platforms to convert their projects to products.

There was a question & answer session which was answered by the dignitaries. Mr. Deepak Thimaya, the moderator of SSTH-2016 concluded the panel discussion stating that, Innovation will come up with the students hard work and their efforts. Efforts will take any individual to their growth.

At the valedictory, Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation delivered the presidential address. He congratulated the students for their efforts and enthusiastic participation in the SSTH-2016. He stated that it is not only academics which is the criteria to excel but along with academics, talent, intelligence and passion is very important because these young minds are the future scientists and entrepreneurs of developing India. He called upon the students to use the platform provided by Sahyadri and interact with eminent invitees and develop their knowledge. He emphasized on converting Project to product.

The curtains came down on the Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2016 with the awarding of prizes to the winners. Click here to see the winners.

Grand Finale of the Sahyadri ScienceTalent Hunt-2015

The Zonal Level Competitions of Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2015 held at forty two zonal centres in Karnataka and Kerala over the last month culminated in the finale at the Campus. The zonal level winners took part in the finals in Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management who was host to 1500 students from 200 colleges. Close to 300 projects were put on display by all the participating PU colleges. The event was inaugurated by the lighting of the lamp in the august presence of Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation, Dr. G.Nagalingappa, Professor and Chief Mentor, Silverlining.edu, Mr. Dharmendra Singh, Global Head- Post Merger Integration-Corporate M&A, Schneider Electric, Mr. Satyen Parikh, Founder & CEO at Team Talent & Empowerment Consultants, Mr. Yogananda, Special Officer, VTU, Belagavi, Dr. U.M. Bhushi, Principal, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management and Prof.Sudheer Shetty, Co-ordinator of SSTH-2015.

The day-long events witnessed students showcasing their talent in projects, models and quiz competition. They had the opportunity to interact with the guests individually as well as through a panel discussion. The panelists for the day were overwhelmed by the event and congratulated Sahyadri for hosting the unique program.

The panel discussion opened with the Principal, Dr U.M. Bhushi being the moderator. Dr. K. Byrappa, Vice Chancellor, Mangalore University opened his statement in appreciation of the wonderful concept which has ignited the young minds drawn from different parts of the state. He said that research is a passion which has to be nurtured. He encouraged the participants to think on these lines and etch out a career in the same.

Dr. G. Nagalingappa, Professor & Chief Mentor, Silverlining.edu, addressed on the software and hardware industries and how they are important in educating the students on lines of opportunities. He said that the companies today look for multiple skills in people and the present generation being tech savvy and multi-talented have an advantage with digital communication at all levels.

Mr. Dharmendra Singh Global Head- Post Merger Integration-Corporate M&A Schneider Electric congratulated the participants and said that every participant is a winner. He assured the participants that he would render support in their projects and help them convert them into products. He encouraged the students to think out of the box and pursue their interest and be innovative.

Mr. Satyen Parikh, Founder & CEO at Team Talent & Empowerment Consultants, appreciated the efforts put in by the participants and Sahyadri for organising the event. He stated that we are the biggest critics of ourselves in seeing success and the biggest hurdle which lead to our failure. He motivated the students to connect the dots and thereby extend to the next level.

There was a question & answer session which was answered by the dignitaries. The dignitaries assured their full support to the budding scientists.

At the valedictory, Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation delivered the presidential address. In his motivating speech, he said that it is not only academics which is the criteria to excel but along with academics, talent, intelligence and passion is very important. He called upon the students to use the platform provided by Sahyadri and interact with eminent invitees and develop their knowledge. For the question posed by a student on when India will be developed, he said that if India has to develop then "I" should be the change. He further emphasised that SSTH is a step towards that change.

The curtains came down on the Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2015 with the awarding of prizes to the winners . Click here to see the winners.

Grand Finale of the Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2014

The Zonal Level Competitions of Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2014 held at twenty-nine zonal centres in Karnataka and Kerala over the last month culminated in the finale at the Campus with the zonal level winners taking part in the finals in Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management who was host to 1200 students from 200 colleges. Close to 100 projects were put on display by all the participating PU colleges. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Srinivasan Venkat (KVS), Tech Mahindra. In his inaugural speech to the gathering he said that he was happy to be a part of Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2014. It is a very good opportunity to utilize this programme and called upon the students to extract as much as they could for their future. He said, "Do it now. Sometime later it becomes never." Dr. T. G. Sitharam, IISc., Bangalore, Dr. Abhishek Vaish, IIIT-Allahabad and Dr. S. Ananth Raj, Vision Group on Science & Technology, Bangalore, were the Guests of Honour.

Dr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation in his presidential address, conveyed his joy to the students by saying that it was his vision and thanked Prof. Kareem, the chief co-ordinator and all the faculty members who made this event come true. In his motivating speech, he said that it is not academics which is the criteria to excel but along with academics, talent, intelligence and passion is very important. He called upon the students to use the platform provided by Sahyadri and interact with eminent invitees and develop their knowledge. The SSTH will be an annual event with Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management having earmarked Rs. 25 lakhs every year to fund student projects. Dr. Umesh M. Bhushi, Principal, welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. In his enlightening speech he said that the aim of the College was to change rote learning into learning through projects.

Prof. Kareem, the chief co-ordinator of the event declared the Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2014 open. The day-long events witnessed students showcasing their talent in projects, models, essay-writing and quiz competitions. They had the opportunity to interact with the guests individually as well as through a panel discussion. There was a question & answer session which was answered by the dignitaries. The dignitaries assured their full support to the budding scientists.

Mr. Srinivasan Venkat (KVS), Tech Mahindra addressed the M.Tech. and MBA placed students and faculty in a separate session. He spoke about the opportunities available once they complete their post graduation. He emphasised on the urge to learn and advised them on how to get into the IT profession.

During the Valedictory function prize winners were awarded certificates and cash prizes. The Overall Championship was bagged by Expert PU College, Mangalore. The First place in the Quiz Competition went to Expert PU College, Govindas PU College bagged the Second place and Mahesh PU College, Mangalore, won the Third place. In the Essay Competition on the topic "Science Education: Challenges and Solution," Expert PU College bagged the First and Third place whereas, Mahesh PU College won the Second place. In the Project Exhibition Competition, SSPU College, Subramanya, won the First place, Sahyadri PU College bagged the Second place and Excellent PU College bagged the Third place. DVS PU College, Shimoga, won the First place in the Model Competition, GHSS, Hosdurg, Kasargod won the Second place and MPMES INDP PU College, Bhadravathi, won the Third place.

The curtains came down on The Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2014 with a scintillating cultural programme by the students of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management.

Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2014 Result

The Overall Championship was bagged by Expert PU College, Mangalore. The First place in the Quiz Competition went to Expert PU College, Govindas PU College bagged the Second place and Mahesh PU College, Mangalore, won the Third place.

In the Essay Competition on the topic "Science Education: Challenges and Solution," Expert PU College bagged the First and Third place whereas, Mahesh PU College won the Second place.

In the Project Exhibition Competition, SSPU College, Subramanya, won the First place, Sahyadri PU College bagged the Second place and Excellent PU College bagged the Third place.

DVS PU College, Shimoga, won the First place in the Model Competition, GHSS, Hosdurg, Kasargod won the Second place and MPMES INDP PU College, Bhadravathi, won the Third place.