In a rare feat, the Students of School of Technology, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has successfully completed 22 science and technology related projects funded by the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) within a record time of six months.
The students of the School of technology of the ADBU not only bagged these 22 projects but also completed the projects within a record time of six months, which is well ahead of the stipulated timeframe of one year submitted the reports to the ASTEC.
The School of Technology, Assam Don Bosco University had applied to Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) for financial and academic support under the scheme of Student’s Science Project for its various science and technology-related projects.
While more than 100 project proposals were sent to ASTEC from across different colleges in Assam, the students of School of Technology, ADBU could manage to bag 22 out of the total 48 projects, which were provided financial assistance up to ? 10,000 by the ASTEC.
The financial assistance was provided to help convert the projects into viable products.
The scheme provides an opportunity to the students to carry forward innovative and technically viable research based projects that can cater to the needs of the society.
The projects, which were undertaken by the students, were supervised by faculty members of various departments of the School of Technology, ADBU.
Director of ASTEC, Prof Arup Kr Mishra addressed the students and faculty members at an event organized by School of Technology, Assam Don Bosco University on Tuesday and said that this is for the first time in the history of ASTEC that one single institution has alone bagged as many as 22 projects in one year.
He also expressed his appreciation for the students for completing the projects within six months time.
Pro Vice Chancellor of the ADBU, Fr Joseph Nellanatt termed this as an achievement on the part of the students of the ADBU and faculty members, who jointly put in efforts to achieve this.