27-MAR-2019: 'In-House Student's Research Convention' position holders receive prizes
Aligarh, March 27: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor M H Beg distributed prizes to students from the categories of engineering and technology; basic sciences; health sciences, food, nutrition and social sciences, law, commerce, international studies, who have secured positions in the 'In-House Student's Research Convention'. The programme was organised by the Innovation Council and University Incubation Centre.
Uzair Alam bagged the first position with a cash prize of Rs 6500 in the engineering and technology category. Diwakar Sharma finished second with a cash prize of Rs 2500 and Zarmina Alam received Rs 2000 with the third prize.
In the basic sciences category, Sarfaraz Ahmad Khan succeeded in receiving the first prize with Rs 4500 cash, M Meenhaz Ansari received Rs 2500 for securing the second position and Meeran Zuberi attained the third prize with Rs 2000.
K M Abdullah earned the first position with a cash prize of Rs 4500 in the health sciences, food, nutrition category. Maryam Khan with Rs 2500 cash prize and Sumayya Shahzad with cash prize of Rs 2000 finished second and third respectively.
Maria Madiha received Rs 4500 cash prize as the winner of the social sciences, law, commerce category.
Giving example of Thomas A Edison to encourage students for innovation, AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof M H Beg said that when a journalist asked Edison about how it feels to fail so many times before finally inventing the light bulb, Edison in an apt reply said that he didn't fail so many times but the invention took so many steps.
Prof Beg pointed out that great success is often built on failure, frustration and unsuccessful attempts. "If he hadn't failed, Edison might not have become one of the most well known and prolific innovators. He was certain that he had observed a fundamental problem he could solve."
Prof S Imtiaz Hasnain (Chairman, Innovation Council and University Incubation Centre) said, "Innovation today is increasingly going beyond the confines of formal Research and Development to redefine everything."
He urged students to come up with promising ideas, participate in national events and reach the appropriate networking platforms for innovators, patents experts, angel investors, venture capitalists and government agencies.
In the welcome address, Prof Mohammad Sajjad Athar (Coordinator, Innovation Council and University Incubation Centre) emphasised that since there are thousands of journals in publication, it is important to get papers published in the most influential publishing journals in each field.
Prof Mirza M Sufyan Beg (Principal, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology) delivered the concluding remarks and proposed the vote of thanks.
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