The spirit of innovation soared high as Anurag University hosted TEJAS 2K24, an Engineering Expo showcasing the ingenuity of its students with over 140 groundbreaking inventions. From cutting-edge Electric Vehicles (EV) tailored for campus use to smart helmet technology and AI-based podiums, the event was a testament to the creativity and problem-solving acumen of the budding engineers.
The expo, spearheaded by Prof. Balaji Utla, aimed to foster an innovation-centric culture among engineering students while encouraging them to identify societal challenges and devise ingenious solutions. With a focus on celebrating the 75th Republic Day, more than 75 projects with significant social impact were presented, reflecting the university’s commitment to nurturing socially conscious innovators.
Dr. Balaji emphasized the importance of cultivating a generation of problem solvers, urging students to transcend mere creators and evolve into agents of change. The event not only provided a platform for students to showcase their innovations but also served as a forum for experiential learning, with Prof. William Oakes from Purdue University delivering insights on the transformative power of hands-on education.
One of the standout innovations was the Smart EV Campus Mobility Car, engineered by students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE). This eco-friendly five-seater vehicle, designed for use within large college campuses, boasts a robust lithium-ion battery and smart battery management system, enabling a range of 80 km on a single charge. With a minimal investment of Rs 1.8 lakh and a dedicated team effort, this innovative solution has garnered widespread acclaim.
Another noteworthy creation was the Automatic Motorized Cover for Vehicles, crafted by students of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE). This multipurpose cover, equipped with sensors and smart features, offers convenience and protection for two, three, and four-wheelers, embodying the spirit of innovation and practicality.
The expo also witnessed the unveiling of Anurag Operating Systems (AOS), a project undertaken by Computer Science students to develop an alternative to commercial operating systems like Windows. Aimed at reducing costs and improving reliability, AOS represents a significant step towards democratizing access to technology.
Other innovations showcased at TEJAS 2K24 included a Solar Smart Dustbin, AI-driven podiums for seamless speaker adjustments, and a low-cost cloth dryer made from recycled household materials. The event served as an inspiration not only for budding engineers but also for school children from private and government schools who were invited to explore the innovative creations and ignite their passion for science and technology.
TEJAS 2K24 stands as a testament to Anurag University’s commitment to fostering innovation, creativity, and social responsibility among its students, paving the way for a future driven by transformative ideas and solutions. As the world continues to grapple with complex challenges, events like TEJAS serve as beacons of hope, showcasing the immense potential of young minds to shape a better tomorrow.