GUWAHATI, July 19: In a rare feat, the Students of School of Technology, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) have successfully completed 22 science and technology related projects funded by the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) in a record time of six months which is well ahead of the stipulated timeframe of one year, the reports to the ASTEC stated.
The School of Technology, Assam Don Bosco University had applied to Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) for financial and academic support under the scheme of Student’s Science Project for its various science and technology-related projects.
While more than 100 project proposals were sent to ASTEC from across different colleges in Assam, the students of School of Technology, ADBU could managed to bag 22 out of the total 48 projects, which were provided financial assistance up to Rs 10,000 by the ASTEC. The financial assistance was provided to help convert the projects into viable products. The scheme provides an opportunity to the students to carry forward innovative and technically viable research based projects that can cater to the needs of the society. The projects, which were undertaken by the students, were supervised by faculty members of various departments of the School of Technology, ADBU.
Director of ASTEC, Arup Kr Mishra addressed the students and faculty members at an event organized by School of Technology, Assam Don Bosco University on Tuesday and on record said that this is for the first time in the history of ASTEC that one single institution has alone bagged as many as 22 projects in one year. He also expressed his appreciation for the students for completing the projects within a six-month period.
Pro Vice Chancellor of ADBU, Fr Joseph Nellanatt termed this as an achievement on the part of the students of the ADBU and faculty members, who jointly put in efforts to achieve this. “The Assam Don Bosco University is fortunate to have bagged 22 projects from the ASTEC. The students of the university as well as the faculty members worked hard and with dedication not only to bag the projects but also to complete the same well ahead the stipulated time. I hope that students of the university as well as the faculty members will continue to work hard to excel in future too,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Manoranjan Kalita, Director, School of Technology, ADBU, said that the Assam Don Bosco Univerisity has been working in close association with ASTEC and AEDA in a number of projects. “The ADBU is highly grateful to ASTEC for approving 22 science projects during spring 2018. We look forward for further collaborative activities for the benefit of Assam and North East India in the fields of science and technology,” Kalita added.