Daksh, SASTRA University’s techno-management extravaganza, entered its fourteenth edition with the theme being ‘smart living’. The first day began with powerful speeches by prominent speakers – Shri Dushyant Shridhar, renowned speaker and thought leader, Mr. Kovaichelvan from TVS Institute, Mr. Chandramoulishwaran from Paypal, and Ms. Yamouna David of the International Happiness Observatory. Eight hackathons with students working on smart solutions of value to society and the industry with the problem statements given by prestigious companies and the collector of Thanjavur himself. Nearly fourteen winning teams walked away with SASTRA TBI’s promise to support their endeavors, and a substantial cash prize as well.
AR – VR and IoT workshops at Daksh2020, the technical festival of SASTRA University was powered by SASTRA-TBI. Students from various universities in and around Tamil Nadu participated in the workshops on Feb 21, 22 and 23. They were given hands-on experiences on Unity, SparkAR, Vuforia, Embedded systems, Wireless communication protocol, App development and Cloud platform. All students had the real time experience in VR HMDs and developed a prototype of home automation kit.
Mr. Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan, Director and CEO, Cavinkare, the keynote speaker of Startup Weekend shed his insights on business models and innovative processes in different brands ranging from telecom to personal care. Dr. Chandrasekhar U, Program Director – AddWize Wipro3D delivered the domain address in 3D-Printing and Additive Manufacturing and Mr. Manickam Loganathan, Global Head – NextGen Design to Mfg CoE, Engineering & Industrial Services at TCS on IoT-VR. Panel discussion on Securing early-stage funding consisted of Mr.S. Rangarajan, Mr. Ramakrishnan K, Mr. Arun Natarajan and Mr. G. Ramasubramanian who are venture capitalists and investment stalwarts.