Chemovation 14’, a national-level students’ symposium, was organised by the chemical engineering department of Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering recently.
This symposium brought students, academicians and industrialists on a common platform. Chemical engineers from all over the country interacted with each other and shared their ideas.
Paper and poster presentation were also held as part of the fest.
The paper presentation included 56 papers out of which 32 were registered from various colleges across the country.
These papers were bifurcated into different sessions like ‘Energy and Clean Technology’, ‘Chemical Engineering Applied Topics’, ‘Food Technology and Bio-chemicals’, ‘Energy and Clean Technology 2’ and ‘Separation Technology’.
The other important event was poster presentation, where eight posters were presented during the event.
Students also showed great response to other events like quiz, collage-making, debate and treasure hunt.
The in-house cultural events included dancing, singing and a performance by a band.
The most eye-catching performances included a dance on Que Sera Sera and a performance by Samudra.
While the students sang and danced to different entertaining numbers, the head of the chemical engineering department also sang Zindagi Ek Safar with the students.
The students were thrilled about the different events. Said Dwani V Gowda, a member of Samudra, the Indo-Western band which has eleven members that consists of two singers and nine instrumentalists, “We performed two numbers that included a Hindustani song Albela Sajana Aiyo Re and another number called Nada Nada by the Malayalam band Avial.”
She added, “It was a great experience to organise the whole event, bring people to it and schedule different things. The most challenging thing was to make sure that everything ended on time.”
“Despite the event being a serious one, we tried to entertain the audience with many performances. The juniors were given a chance to perform first and then our performances followed,” said Madhuri Manjunath, a fourth-year chemical engineering student.
She also added that since she was a professional dancer, she didn’t have to practise much for the event.
She was emotional as this was probably her last performance on campus.
“It was the best experience of my life. The audience was very energetic and this fest will always remain in my memory,” she said.