Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra hosted two events — an entrepreneurship summit and a workshop on geospatial techniques — on March 10.
The two-day workshop on Hydrological Modelling of Watershed with Geospatial Techniques is being attended by students, research scholars and faculty from University of Ranchi, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi Women’s College, Usha Martin University, Cambridge Institute of Technology (CIT Ranchi), along with Research Scholars from BIT, Mesra and Post-graduate students of Remote sensing department.
The workshop has been organised under the Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) of a project on ‘Remote-sensing-based hydrologic budget of the Subarnarekha River Basin’ supported by the Science and Engineering Research Board of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), government of India.
Jharkhand State Watershed Mission CEO Vinay Kant Mishra was the guest of honour at the inaugural session of the workshop.
The workshop is being conducted by the project team comprising faculty members A.P. Krishna, professor and head of the Remote Sensing department at BIT Mesra; C. Jeganathan, professor of Remote Sensing; and V.S. Rathore, associate professor of Remote Sensing.
Mishra shared his innovative thoughts and ideas, shedding light on research and development.
Krishna gave a brief introduction to the workshop and spoke about the use of geo-spatial techniques in hydrological modelling of watershed.
Jeganathan shared the inspiring history of Indian space research.
Several talks were conducted on modelling watershed hydrology and its impact on climate change.
Students would get to see a hands-on demonstration of SWAT Model, resistivity meter, GPS and soil moisture meter on the second day of the workshop.
The fifth edition of E-Summit, the flagship event of the entrepreneurship development cell of BIT Mesra, witnessed active participation by over 15,00 students from various institutes across the country,
The event began with the lighting of the lamp by BIT Mesra vice-chancellor Indranil Manna, dean of student affairs Anand Kr. Sinha, dean (research, innovation and entrepreneurship) C. Jeganathan, associate dean of student affairs, K. Sridhar Patnaik, faculty advisor of EDC, Vishal H. Shah.
Manna enlightened the audience about the power of innovations. He also underlined the importance of psychology and practical knowledge.
Vishal H. Shah, professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering at BIT Mesra, talked about the importance of entrepreneurship and the concept of this year’s summit, ‘Believe to Achieve’. He also spoke about the importance and role of women in every major field and stressed the need for women's empowerment and the benefits of their increased participation in entrepreneurial activities.
K. Sridhar Patnaik, associate professor Computer Science at BIT Mesra, shared ideas on true innovation and the need for human interaction, thought exchange, envisioning to felicitate and recognise the real changemakers who dared to step out of their comfort zone and transcend their limits, bringing about positive change for the betterment of mankind.