Career Point University (CPU), in association with Cadd
Center, recently organized a tech fest called ‘Jugaad’. The idea was for
students to create something useful for society at low cost – any machine,
gadget, accessory, or even a household item.
Over 2000 students from various schools & colleges of
Kota participated in the event. Some of the different projects submitted
– A 3D printer costing just Rs. 10,000, created from used
tools & software, by Neel Aundhia of MIT College
– A vacuum cleaner using air blower technology, old
batteries & motor assembly, costing just Rs. 250, by Nishant &
Jitendra, final year students of CPU.
– A high resolution smartphone projector using magnifying glasses,
costing just Rs. 20, by rohan Sharma & Sovil, also final year students of
– Electrical students of CPU, Rajendra & Chirag, were
able to successfully run an old 2-stroke engine with air compression instead of
petrol. Prof. Pankaj Chawla of CPU said, “This technology can be widely used to
reduce fuel consumption through renewable energy or alternate options.”
– Rishabh Jain, of Global Public School, created gaming
gloves to operate video games without touching, through sensors.
– Students of Maheshwari Public School & Global Public
School also presented designs of bottle fountains, hydraulic lifts, drip irrigation,
electrical locks, etc.
CPU’s spokesman, Nishant Sharma, said that Rishabh Jain
secured the first prize, Pratyush & team of St. Joseph’s came second, and
Nakulendra & team were third in the school category, ‘Chhote Jugaad’.
Amongst college students, Soumitra Tiwari & Naman Sharma were successful.