MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh felicitates two NIT Students for bagging SDI awards


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Srinagar, 03 July: Two students from the National Institute of Technology Srinagar (NIT) Srinagar together with their team "TEJASVI" won the Solar Decathlon India Awards "at the Solar Decathlon India Design Challenge 2021-22 held in New Delhi.

Sartaj Sagroo and Khubaan Kullah from the chemical engineering department, their team "TEJASVI" won the Solar Decathlon India Design Challenge 2021-22.

They were welcomed on Friday by the Minister of State of the Union (Independent Commissioner) Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Office) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Staff, Public Claims, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.

Dr. Singh, who was the main guest at the occasion, congratulated the attendees and winners of Solar Decathlon India for undertaking real live construction projects and developing innovative solutions.

He said SDI is helping develop the next generation of architects, engineers and contractors who can deliver net-zero energy buildings.

NIT Director, Prof. (Dr.), Rakesh Sehgal extended his greeting to both students for winning the prestigious award. He said it is a proud movement for the whole institution.

Prof. Sehgal said this prestigious award will provide them with visibility on the winners and fulfill their professional aspirations.

"I am delighted to hear that the contribution of NIT students is recognized and acclaimed on many platforms," ​​he said.

The chancellor of the institute, Professor Syed Kaiser Bukhari, said that NIT Srinagar is committed to achieving credibility nationally and internationally.

“There is no second option for hard work. I advise students to serve society with dedication and honesty, ”he said.

Prof. Bukhari said that NIT Srinagar envisioned taking the lead and making it a world-class institution.

"Vanshah Sahaya" is the vision of a vibrant team of future energy efficient building architects, scientists and engineers from six different academic institutions, united in a determination to implement Sustainable Development Goals to assist economically disadvantaged communities in the event of disasters.

In collaboration with SEEDS India, a resilient community shelter was designed in Golaghat (Assam) in a seismic and flood prone area.

Future steps envisaged by Team Tejasvi include discussion of the solution developed with SEEDS India; and share the findings with various government agencies such as the Assam Energy Development Agency and non-governmental agencies such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Engineers Without Borders.

Team Tejasvi is also grateful to SEEDS India and Solar Decathlon India for the opportunity to open new learning perspectives, especially with the constraints associated with material innovation in low cost materials such as bamboo, water reuse management floods in disaster situations, the use of an appropriate roof (gable vs. thatched roof) in economically limited scenarios.

It is made up of students from the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, MBS School of Planning and Architecture, Sardar Patel College of Engineering and Banasthali Vidyapith and Islamic University of Science and Technology. Their real estate partner is SEEDS India.

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