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GUEST LECTURE HELM CENTRE | Event Date: Friday, 28th, October 2022

Dr, KCG Verghese Higher Education Leadership Management Centre (HELM) in collaboration with HITS Alumni Association (HITSAA) organised a guest lecture on the “Importance of Innovation and Research in Higher Education and Opportunities for Students.” The session was led by HITS Alumnus (Mech-2016) Dr. Suman Kumar, Founder & Tech-Lead, VPE Ltd., and Director, Ramanujam School of Sciences.

Dr. Suman in his speech motivated the research aspirants by sharing his insights on publishing in high-impact journals and also expressed his pride and gratitude towards his alma mater. He promised to help the UG and PG students in their research publications.

Dr.Akkara Sherine, Head – HELM Centre welcomed the gathering.She highlighted the importance of alumni success stories to motivate the students. Dr. Badri Narayanan, Head– School of Management delivered the special address.He highlighted the importance of research papers and how they can learn from their senior and is a role model for students. Ms. Pragatha, Dy.Reg.(Coordinator –HITSAA)introduced the chief guest to the audience.

The event was attended by 200 students from the departments Auto, Mechatronics, MBA and MECH who interacted with the resource person enthusiastically. During the Q & A session Dr. Suman briefed the students about hiscurrent research project with IIT Madras. The project, “Sindhuja1- Virya Paramita Energy”was initiated to address the water scarcity of the country.He said that the designed model was launched and tested in IIT Madras in a small ocean set up where electric ocean waves were generated. The DST (Department of Science and Technology) has funded theproject. The project team have filed the patent for the same and are working on commercialising the project once successfully completed.

The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Ms. Kanpur Rani, AP-EEE, ARO.