The Cluster Innovation Centre, or CIC, organised its Undergraduate Research Fair 2015, their second annual showcase of diverse student research on 22nd January, Thursday. It was presented by students of B.Tech (IT and Mathematical Innovations). Guided by their mentors and professors, the final year students and sophomores collaborated in displaying and demonstrating their unique ideas and research. The fair hosted a myriad of projects in themes ranging from finance to information technology to various other innovative ideas backed by solid research and hard work.
The event began by 3pm and all the competing candidates stood by the posters they had printed which meticulously detailed the intricate workings of their project. They then explained their ideas to the faculty and students. The faculty gave valuable feedback and also graded the participants on various factors. The factors on which evaluation was conducted were: Innovation, Real life application, Understanding of concepts, and Presentation. Each component was to be marked out of 5 marks. The final decision will be calculated taking into consideration all the scores that each faculty member granted and the scores given to the participants by the other students.
“I’m totally impressed. This is all fabulous work. I wish I were a student all over again. Each participant is lucky to have this opportunity to present his/her ideas and innovate.
-Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi
From robots to new mobile applications to finance models, the fair had something for everybody. While some some students had devised a questionnaire to rank entrepreneurs effectively, Nikita Garg, a final year student explained how corporate bankruptcy could be predicted using genetic algorithm. Another project titled ‘Real-Time Video Capturing’ claimed to minimize manual intervention in captioning or subtitling a video. Add to it a language translator, and the project enables you to view subtitles in any language without actually compromising on caption translation time. With such diverse research projects, the Fair truly captured ideas from a variety of fields and subjects.