1st place for B'luru college at National Water Congress

1st place for B'luru college at National Water Congress

Bengaluru’s Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE) bagged the first place at the National Water Congress organised by the Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) in Indore on Friday.

A team comprising civil engineering students from the college were declared the best in the set of projects under the Youth Forum category.

“Our students presented papers and discussed issues related to drinking water, sewage disposal, water audit and optimal designing of sewage networks. They also made recommendations on the subjects, which made us qualify for the top position,” Dr H K Ramaraju, head of the department, DSCE told DH.

Out of the 160 colleges that enrolled from across India, DSCE became the only institute from south India to make it to the top position at the convention.

“43 students from our college worked on various projects. The objective was to plan for better water supply, sanitation, health and good environment for a sustainable tomorrow. We have also stressed the importance and role of civil engineers in creating a better future. Along with the first prize, IWWA also declared our students as Youth Ambassadors of the association,” Ramaraju added.

The students presented their project under the Youth Forum category at the 51st annual convention of IWWA, which focused on water in the previous years as well. Through seminars, awareness camps, workshops and jathas, students advocated for the effective utilisation of water.

The theme of the convention was ‘Water Sector Infrastructure: Evolution and Development’. Nearly 1,200 experts from India and abroad took part in the convention.