Startup Conclave- 2021
AKGEC IDEA Lab (Technical Business Incubator) organized Startup Conclave- 2021 sponsored by DLT Labs on 30 November 2021 to promote the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the college. The Startup Conclave-2021was aimed to nurture innovative ideas and start-ups from the college and offer them a platform to explore the world of entrepreneurship to start new ventures.
The event was graced by the presence of Dr. R.K. Agarwal, Director General, AKGEC along with the honorable guests – Mr. Dharmendra Singh, Deputy Executive Director, Shriram Pistons and Rings Pvt ltd. & President GMA; Mr. Sushil Aggarwal, Chairman, AVRO India Pvt. Ltd.; Dr. Mohit Gambhir, Innovation Director, Ministry of Education, Government of India; Mr. Neeraj Srivastava, Founder and CTO, DLT Labs and Mr. Vivek Srivastava, Director, Commercial and Finance, DLT Labs. The Deans, Heads of Departments, faculty members, Alumni and students of AKGEC were also present in the event.
During the inaugural ceremony, Director General, AKGEC, and the guests shared their knowledge and experiences with the audience. A total of 37 start-up teams participated in the pitching, and 8 teams were selected to be incubated by the college. The selected teams were awarded an initial grant of Rs 10,000 and will be provided seed funding of up to Rs 3,00,000 after the probation period. This year, AKGEC also invited its alumni for the first Startup Excellence Award for Alumni. Three startups were awarded Rs. 20,000 each and trophy as a token of appreciation by the college. Truck Suvidha, Exampur, and Exeliq Tech Solutions were among the awardees.
DLT Labs – Global Leader in Enterprise Blockchain solutions, sponsored the entire event. Mr. Neeraj Srivastava, Founder & CTO of DLT Labs and an AKGEC alumni, shared his inspiring journey and motivated the participants to take on the challenges and pursue their dreams.
The event concluded with the Vote of Thanks by Mr. Rahul Sharma, Head, Idea Lab, AKGEC.
Participation in International Welding Congress and Weld India 2020
5th International Congress (IC-2020) on “Advanced Welding Technology & Quality Systems for Developing Economies" was organized during 6th -8th Feb' 2020 at Mumbai by the International Institute of Welding and hosted by The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW India).
It was attended by more than 350 National and International Delegates representing various Industries related to welding & allied fields, academic & research institutions and National / International welding Associations & Professional Bodies.
Concurrently WELDINDIA 2020 – a three day exhibition was held during 7-9 February, 2020 at CIDCO Exhibition Centre, New Mumbai. More than 100 companies from Metallurgy, Material Testing & NDT, specially Welding, Fabricating & allied products industries showcased their latest development and professional branding in the Indian as well as international market during the exhibition.
AKGEC participated in the Congress as one of its sponsors and exhibited its training, research and consultancy facilities under AKGEC Skills Foundation in the WELD INDIA 2020 Exhibition.
Participation at DEFEXPO-2020
AKGEC Skills Foundation (ASF) participated in DefExpo-2020, an event of the Ministry of Defense, Government of India, held at Lucknow during 5-9 February, 2020
The theme of the 11th edition of the Expo was ‘India: The Emerging Defense Manufacturing Hub’ and the focus was on ‘Digital Transformation of Defense’.
Defexpo was inaugurated by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and was attended by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh along with Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath.
The Expo presented the latest technologies like Industrial Robotics, Automation, Digital Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Scanning & IoT. The event was followed by live demonstration of Naval Systems, Aero Systems and Land Systems designed/built in India. Delegates from 70 countries and 172 foreign military manufacturers attended the five day mega exhibition.
ASF Stall was visited by several professionals engaged in Defense production, procurement and service industries. The prominent ones were the visit of Chief of Defense Staff, India, General Bipin Rawat and Shri Vinay Mohan Srivastava, General Manager, Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Indian Railways. DefExpo provided an excellent opportunity to ASF to showcase the cutting-edge technologies that can help in achieving the digital transformation of Defense.
National Science Centre
Students of Mechanical Engineering visited the National Science Centre, Delhi on 26 August, 2019. The visit proved to be an effective means to arouse the curiosity of innovation in the young minds and was a motivating experience. The Science Centre showcased a whole world of wonder and amazement with a plethora of exhibits on Space Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Oceanography and Earth Sciences, Agricultural Technology, Material Science, Nanotechnology, Energy and Transportation Technology and many more.
The students gained useful knowledge from the various fun filled innovative activities and the exhibits. They watched four movies- The Development of Information and Communication Technology, Inside a Nuclear Power Plant (by NPCIL), The Tragedy of Partition and Integration of Indian States by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Watching each of these movies was a great learning experience.
AKGEC organized ‘Rozgar Mela’ in association with Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) on 20 November2018 for recruitment of Diploma / ITI students who underwent training under various skill development programs at the Centres of Excellence, AKGEC. The recruitment drive in the automotive sector was attended by dealers of TATA Motors along with Technical Head, ASDC and Territory Sales Manager, TATA Motors. Total 180 candidates were interviewed out of which 16 got selected while 25 candidates are in waiting list.
Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp
IDEA (Innovation, Development, Entrepreneurship and Development) Lab, AKGEC organized three day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp during 15-17 November, 2018. The camp, sponsored by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The objective of the camp was to create awareness among the students of Engineering and Science courses about various facts of entrepreneurship as an alternative career option and also highlight the merits of pursuing such an options to promote Entrepreneurship in our country.The camp was attended by 120 students of B.Tech III year.
Apart from sessions conducted by Mr. HP Singh Consultant, NIESBUD, Noida and Mr. Shakeel Ahamd Khan, Consultant NSIC Delhi, the EAC consisted of interface with entrepreneurs, legal experts and finance experts on various aspects of entrepreneurship.
Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College in its endeavor to ensure holistic development of its students and make them excel in all domains of life has been organizing various events and activities with a blend of achieving individual talents and innovation among the students. TECHNOVATION 2018, a National Contest for Innovative Product and Prototyping, was organized by the Institute. The principal sponsor for this event was Stratasys India, a leading multinational company in additive manufacturing.
The contest provided a platform for promoting Innovation and Creativity among young engineering students by inviting fresh ideas related to the themes namely Lifestyle & Smart Appliances, Transportation, Agriculture, Energy, Defense and Manufacturing. The theme based exposition was aimed to harness the potential ideas, concepts and technologies in any form available with the students.
Best 20 ideas were selected and given opportunity to develop working prototypes at AKGEC FabLab to showcase actual implementation of idea into reality. The teams were invited to present their prototypes with brief presentation to the nominated jury. Best selected ideas were given awards worth Rs 3,50,000/- during the award ceremony on 30th August,2018. In addition, the winning teams also got an opportunity to undergo three days training on 3D printing at Stratasys Experience Centre at Bangalore.
Chief Guest, Prof. N.S. Vyas, Chairman Railway Technology Mission and Senior Professor, IIT Kanpur; Guest of Honour, Mr. Saurabh Singh, DGM, Design Studio, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Special Guest, Mr. Rajeev Bajaj, M.D. Stratasys India Pvt. Ltd.; Director Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Dr. R.K. Agarwal, Head CORE, Prof. Ashiv Shah, along with senior officials from various Organizations including Studio 34, HONDA, BCH Electric Ltd. etc. were present during the award ceremony.