National, January 09, 2023: KL Deemed-to-be-University, one of India’s leading Universities, has announced that its students stood as winners in different techno-functional competitions held at the Education Innovation Camp on ‘New Technologies for Development in Thailand. Kshatri Kevin Shyam Singh, a student of KL School of Architecture, and Ashwin John had secured 1st prize in the “Geo-Crowd sourcing Mobile Mapping”. P Karthik, K Chandra Bhanu, and K Satya Narayana, students of Electronics and Computer Engineering, received 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in the R workshop & Assignment Competition. Muthyala Shruthi, a student at B Arch won first place in the “Mini Innovation Project Presentation”. In the techno-functional competition “GIS Mapping” Sai Karthik, performed a sheet anchor role in the group, and their group received the 1st prize.
In the idea pitching competition, group 1 comprised of Pranav, Chintala, Shruthi, Maram, Kunta, and Chigurupati, who presented their start-up idea as, “WABI-SABI VEGGIES.” This idea was to collect oddly shaped vegetables, supply them to restaurants and develop a sustainable business model. This group received the first prize. These competitions were organized during the Internship-cum-innovation camp and study tour held at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, from 16th- 29th December 2022.
Talking about the exchange program, Dr. M Kishorebabu, Director, International Relations, KL Deemed to be University said, “43 students of the University had gone for fourteen days International Internship-cum-innovation camp. Students from Business Management, Computer Science, Architecture, Electrical electronics and communications, and other streams participated in the camp. The objective was to enhance students’ learning experience through cross-cultural exposure, innovation, and current trends in the respective fields to take it further for capstone projects.” Dr. A. Ramakrishana, Director, KL Global Business School, Hyderabad, and Dr. L Koteshwara Rao, Principal of Engineering, KLH Hyderabad Campus also spoke at the event.
Speaking at the Occasion, M.Ranadheer Reddy, Project coordinator- Special degree programs, AIT, Thailand said, “Education Innovation Camp is an initiative of AIT to nurture and encourage young talents to develop innovative ideas and disruptive technology. We have conducted engaging sessions on emerging topics like Fintech, AI, IoT, Design Thinking, GIS remote sensing, R programming, crowd-sourcing, and Entrepreneurship. Many of the top corporate executives, eminent faculty, and industry experts from Thailand interacted with students to deliver insightful sessions.”
The students got an opportunity to meet Dr. Siriwan, Vice President of Thammasat University, Bangkok, at a session on Medical info and AI, and also discussed the current academic practices in Thailand. Department of ECM students interacted with Mr. Supun, an expert in Robotics and AI, at KMITL. Business School students met Dr. Sujata Bhatia, Corporate strategy and development, certified professional coach, and owner of FIDA, Thailand. Students got to know about the Indian religion, professional communication, and lifestyle in Thailand. Apart from classroom teaching, students visited other institutions like the National Science and Technology Development Agency, National Science Museum, Safari World, and Panyapiwat Institute of Management (the first and largest Corporate University).
Sharing the excitement, Sanashabnam Sarwar, a BBA student from KLH GBS, said, “This visit has helped me hone my understanding of various technologies and has inspired and ignited me to think innovatively. This exposure was undoubtedly a boon of learning that armed me with relevant knowledge, skills, and experience, which I could utilize in my future endeavour.”
“I am very happy that I got 1st prize in the competition. It was a great learning platform and helped me gain an amazing experience that will help me grow professionally. Idea pitching, presenting, and interacting at such a great platform has indeed enhanced my knowledge on interdisciplinary fields of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship,” said elated Pranav.
Carrying forwards its mission to provide global exposure to its students in their respective fields, KL Deemed to be University, frequently organizes various events to raise the bar of learning through international exposure, Interactive learning, and upskilling. Under a series of such initiatives, students became part of foreign internships and international exchange programs to interact with fellow students in internationally reputed Universities, listening to Global experts from various countries.