Innovation, inter-discipline, integration are key elements: Prof Tankeshwar Kumar

Chandigarh, September 2, 2020: A three day TEQIP-III and INSA sponsored “International Conference on Integrated Interdisciplinary Innovations In Engineering” (ICIIIE 2020) jointly organized by UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Govt College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu concluded yesterday at PU.
Dr. Minto Rattan, coordinator ICIIIE presented the conference report highlighting the key features of the ICIIIE 2020.
The technical program had 8 plenary talks, 21 invited expert lectures on various innovative technologies and 200 oral/poster presentations.
There were 19 technical sessions in the conference related to various branches of engineering, materials science, mathematics and biotechnology. In each session one best presentation award was conferred.
The Chief Guest, Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar, congratulated UIET and Panjab University for organizing this event.
Prof Kumar said that the ICIIIE contains three important I’s – Innovation, Inter-disciplinary and Integration.
In order to run an economy, innovation is very important. Innovation is not just an idea but it needs to convert it into an acceptable product. Many advanced technologies like data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are going to be the integral part of future research.
He emphasized on the convergence of science and technology. When we talk about COVID 19 vaccine, everybody is waiting for the Oxford University vaccine so we can say that a University name is running the world.
Guest of Honour, Prof. Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, PU praised the organizers for encouraging and motivating young researchers.
He said that there were a large number of sessions and a galaxy of eminent scholars and researchers participated in this conference.
He also stated that data analytics, artificial intelligence, IoT and 3D printing can play an important role in meaningful research.
Dr. Sameru Sharma, Principal, GCET, Jammu said that GCET Jammu is also looking forward to organizing a similar event at GCET Jammu.
Earlier, Prof. Harmesh Kumar, Program Chair (ICIIIE 2020) welcomed the dignitaries, senior professors, coordinators, colleagues, the delegates and students.
He stated that this conference has provided a platform for the researchers to deliberate upon integrated interdisciplinary innovations in engineering.
Presentations from delegated across various institutions during these three days revealed the amazing diversity of innovative applications in interdisciplinary fields.
He also discussed how advanced techniques like data analytics and artificial intelligence have accelerated research and development of the Covid 19 vaccine as well.
Prof. Harish Kumar presented the formal vote of thanks for the ICIIIE 2020 valedictory program .
The Organising Team members Dr. Naresh Kumar, Dr. Deepak Kumar, Dr. Kalpana Dahiya, Dr. Suresh Kumar, Dr. Prabhjot Kaur were also present on this occasion.

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