DBRAIT wards showcase potential as ‘future’ nation builders

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
8 May 2017

In a big show of scientific temper, several students from different disciplines of Dr BR Ambedkar Institute of Technology here exhibit their innovative skills in the auditorium of the institute last Saturday. Dev Das Paik from Indian Institute of Scientific Research Organisation, Venkatesh, ITI alumnus, Rakesh Kumar Singh from the local Power Department, Dr Krishnendu Chakraborty from Govt. Engineering College, Kalyani, West Bengal, Usha Stephen and Rizwana, Assistant Engineers from the Andaman Public Works Department here and Vinod from the Builders Association judged the competition, which was aimed at showcasing the potential of budding wangles of the institution.
Wards from both the diploma and degree disciplines of the institution were in full vigour displaying their scientific creations for nation development before an august gathering during the presentation. Some notable among the exhibits were GSM based Smart Dustbins developed in just 3 months costing around Rs 7000 per bin, which sounds an alarm before the dustbin is full to capacity and a comprehensive study of water supply of scheme in tribal area at Strait Island, options for improvement, quality monitoring and mapping of water resources in Little Andaman by the students of Civil Engineering. Students from the Diploma in Computer Engineering and Information Technology streams showcased their potential in developing the Hindi version of existing portal of the institute, Wi-Fi establishment at Panchyat Office and Govt. Secondary School at Namunghar, installation of  biometric attendance systems, creation of website of Pram Panchyat, Namunaghar and ticketing system of Cellular Jail. Not to be left behind are students from the Mechanical division, who displayed the system development to repair solenoid operated pneumatic system at Science Centre to make it serviceable, design and fabrication of 20 litre water jar cleaning system.
Speaking to this correspondent, the spokesperson of the institute appreciated the efforts of the students for their hard work and scientific creations, which according to him, will motivate other students from this territory to contribute in nation building. “There is a common perception that students of DBRAIT lack behind their counterparts pursuing studies in the mainland. This exhibition, I hope, will silence all critics of this premier engineering institution of these islands,” he said.