DSU beckons students with talent search

To encourage country’s young talent, Bengaluru-based Dayananda Sagar University (DSU) has organised DSU talent search 2018 event from 29 November.

The three-day event which will go on till 1 December will be a platform for the youngsters to hone their skills with exposure to new technologies.

The programme, which will be held on the premises of DSU at the Kudlu Gate on Hosur Main Road on Thursday, aims to nurture talented students from class nine to 12 drawn from different parts of India.

Participation of several tech giants will help them develop new skills that they can apply in real-world situations. The students will be trained by the mentors working in various laboratories on the campus set up by DSU’s industry partners and DSU faculty, the varsity’s press release said.

While the regular competitions reward toppers with cash awards and certificate, the DSU’s talent search pushes students to pursue their efforts to go-to-market. The DSU’s startup village on its campus has labs established by industry czars like Autodesk, GE, IBM, Bosch ETAS, VMware, NVidia, Boston, Bosch Rexroth, Dassault Systemes, SolidWorks and Analog Devices.

In its first edition, the students from a Madrasa from interior Karnataka had bagged the top honours. During the second edition, girl students from a government PU college worked in the Autodesk lab exhibiting their skills and successfully developed three apps. Students predominantly picked projects from subjects like security, energy, hygiene, water, food, farming, speed, design, games and transportation.

More than 2,000 students from 100 colleges have already registered with the DSU Talent Search 2018, including 200 alone from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. With no participation fee, the students can win a total cash prize of Rs 5 lakh at the event.

The DSU has invited schools and students to take part in the event with the option to pick from 35 topics. While the first two-days students are trained, they will demonstrate their learning on the third day in the form a real product, 3D printed solution or PPT-Video presentation.

The last date for registration is November 28 by 3:00 pm. For more details visit www.dsu.edu.in

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