Mahindra École Centrale(MEC) College of Engineering organized its second annual Undergraduate Research symposium URS@MEC 2019 on the 5th & 6th of September. Dr. Jayasri D, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and also Coordinator for URS at MEC along with faculty members, Dr. Prafulla, Dr. Gomathi, Dr. Dileep and Dr. Prasad; supported by a passionate team of students led by Ms. Madhumita and Mr. Raviteja, program-managed and successfully hosted the event on the MEC campus. URS at MEC has grown from an internal research focused symposium to a national platform for showcasing the research across Undergraduate colleges. Over 300 students participated in the second URS@MEC2019. 12 Oral presentations and 30 Posters were presented on the research work carried out by the participants during their B. Tech. The keynote addresses were delivered to packed auditoriums by Prof. Ajoy Ghatak, Eminent Professor, IIT Delhi, who spoke on Relativity and Dr. Sriram Birudavolu, CEO - Cyber Security Centre of Excellence DSCI (A NASSCOM Initiative), who spoke on startups and entrepreneurship for young engineers. The highlights of the MEC Undergraduate Symposium were concurrent contests that kept the participants enthralled. Prizes worth INR 65000 were distributed to the winners in various contests held during URS@2019. "In 2018, going by the amazing response that we had received to our first ever Undergraduate symposium, we had decided to take it national. URS@MEC 2019 witnessed participation of teams from across the country that showcased their research work undertaken at the undergraduate level. As we grow to become a global economy and the third largest in the world, it is this culture of research and innovation at the campuses and mentoring of the students that will help us excel in global tech and take an undisputed position on the world stage", said Prof. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra École Centrale.
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