Research Fair Anusandhan 2014, 19 June

On 19th June 2014, Institute witnessed the second Research Fair ANUSANDHAN '14, Intra-institute research event. This event gave an opportunity to the research scholars to present their ideas live in front of an interested audience of students and faculty. Events were scheduled throughout the day starting with a welcome speech by Dean (Academics), which was held in the NKN room of A-1 building.

In this event, all the students were divided into four groups: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering. The first session was kept as a common oral session where one student from each of the four groups made presentations. The talks were based on research topics that have applications in light emitting diodes, marine and coating industries, automobile and aerospace industries. Later, four parallel oral sessions were conducted in which twenty students presented in front of judges and other attendees.

The evening session that attracted a wider technical audience was the poster session. It started after the lunch break in the mess hall. Few of the posters that were highly appreciated by the judges were related to Formalism of Access Control for Sharing Digital Objects, Multi-channel scattering problems and Ferroelectric memories. Students' hard work was truly reflected in their presentations. Twelve students were conferred best oral and best poster presentation awards. This marked the end of Anusandhan'14.

The tireless efforts of Hari Vansh Rai Mittal, Research Secretary and his team of volunteer research students in organizing Anusandhan '14 was appreciated by the Dean (Academics). Scholars are soon going to inaugurate the IIT Mandi Research Club (IITMRC) by bringing out its magazine 'Khoj' highlighting their research areas and experiences.

Next year there are plans to invite research scholars from nearby regional colleges and universities also to send in their research papers. The aim is for this research fair to grow until it becomes a premier research conference for the research students of HP and J&K to come together and present their research work and establish contacts etc.