Monday, March 27, 2006

Impetus n Concepts: Judging Projects @ Alma mater

This week was pretty eventful, had an opportunity to go to my Alma Mater. It was so much fun, the instant I touched the gates of my alma mater, I got nostalgic. I reminisced myself carrying drafter in first year, getting bored to death during electronics lectures (2nd year), having ball in microprocessors lab (3rd year), and not to forget the endless slogging nights in the lab to get the final year project working. All this came flashing in just an instant, and overwhelming feeling of belonging engulfed me. Also met the great person who's instrumental in helping me develop uncanny liking for microprocessors and assembly programming, Joglekar Sir. Glad he still remembers me and my buddy, Arun.

I was invited there to judge the projects at the most revered event @ PICT: Impetus & Concepts. Students from all over India are invited to participate in this event. This is one of the best times when students get an opportunity to showcase their abilities and talents. It is also the GREATEST chance for companies looking for hiring people with specific skill sets. I myself got a good job offer from my first employer after my group won the first prize sponsored by the same company. I make it a point to visit this exhibition every year without fail, and for past 2 years I've been invited to judge the projects. I never miss this opportunity which makes me feel 'I want to learn more'.


It's so much fun and exciting to see what students can do. The reason to go there is try and give something back to your college, and at the same time learn about new technologies and concepts. After judging allotted projects (on Wednesday and Saturday) I spent all the time looking and understanding other projects. Though drained at the end of the day, I was feeling very ecstatic.

I recommend that everyone should go and have a look at few projects during this event, you will be flooded with wild ideas and imagination. You will realize true meaning of the phrase: 'You never know enough'.

5 comments:

Sheetal said...

wow thats great to hear.. i am not able to attend this anytime but stil keep reading about it and it still gives same happiness and excitement to read it, hear it and understand it...

Anil said...

Hey I missed the event!
I liked last year's Concepts very much!
I took part in Institute od engineers Projex 2006 competition! Experience was very good!

Nakul said...

dont they post some details of the projects, there are only project titles on the site :p :p

Indrani said...

hey th moment i stumbled on ur blog, this was the post i hunted for, and read :P
That's bcoz i was the judging committee head and i remember every(well, almost)judge who had patiently judged the projects till really late :)
i was expecting a few disgruntled words(n was happy to have found none :))

The Shaolin said...

@Indrani...
You can look at a thousand things that are correct and well done, or few that aren't! I chose the former :)