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Friday, 27 January 2023 04:49 GMT

5 Day Techfest 'Roshnaas' Begins At Kashmir University

(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)

Srinagar- Vice-Chancellor Univer­sity of Kashmir Prof Nilofer Khan Thursday inaugurated a five-day techfest 'Roshnaas', a first of its kind event that brings together a vast number of students to show­case their talent, innovations and creative abilities.

The techfest, which includes nearly 30 competitions in diverse domains, has been organised by the varsity's Institute of Technol­ogy (IOT), Zakura Campus.

In her presidential address, Prof Nilofer said the techfest will offer the participating students from schools, colleges and univer­sities across Kashmir an exposure to the present and future require­ments of the Industry and the Cor­porate Sector.

“I am glad to see young boys and girls joining this programme, which is an open platform for them to learn from experts and develop a vision to move ahead with clear-cut career goals in life,” she said.

Complementing the organis­ers for holding the important pro­gramme, Prof Nilofer expressed satisfaction that IOT Zakura has secured three patents in the last three months. She said the Univer­sity is determined to become a hub of innovations and startups and contribute to the country's eco­nomic growth and development.

“In future, we intend to hold this festival as an annual feature involving other universities in the UT so that its real objectives are attained holistically,” the VC said.

Commissioner-Secretary, De­partment of Science and Technol­ogy, J&K, Mr. Saurabh Bhagat, who was a guest of honour, urged the students to avail benefits of various central and UT-level schemes on promotion of science and technol­ogy among youth. He congratulated the University of Kashmir for work­ing towards building an ecosystem for innovations, and for holding regular programmes in this en­deavor. Mr Bhagat also highlighted the Central Government and UT ad­ministration's initiatives on boost­ing the culture of startups.

Prof Shakil A Romshoo, Vice-Chancellor Islamic University of Science and Technology, also a guest of honour, said entrepre­neurship is the key to realise our national aspirations on economic progression, especially the goal of making the country a 10-trillion dollar economy by 2030.

He said the NEP-2020 demands universities to become“economic enterprises furthering the nation­al aspirations.”

Director NIT Srinagar, Dr Rakesh Sehgal, a special guest on the occasion, said Roshnaas will help students to showcase their talent and aptitude and learn from each other's experiences in today's world of interdisciplinary learning.

Prof Gowhar Vakil, Director IOT Zakura delivered the welcome address and spelt out the objectives of the techfest, which includes ses­sions on debating, brainstorming, arts competition, quiz for schools and colleges, project exhibition, call for ideas and 'open mic'.

The inaugural session was at­tended by top University officers including Dean Academics, Dean Research, Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Joint Registrars, besides senior faculty members and students.

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