Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan: Synergy 2023 at SGT University Paves the Way Forward

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Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan: Synergy 2023 at SGT University Paves the Way Forward
Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan: Synergy 2023 at SGT University Paves the Way Forward

Synergy is one of our many efforts to promote student innovation in a variety of fields, and we are immensely proud of the direction and scale that it has taken.

Gurugram, Haryana, India: Synergy-2023, the grand three-day techno-fest organized by SGT University, Gurugram, concluded with great gusto today with its valedictory ceremony. The event was graced by the esteemed Mr. Rajeev Juneja, Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Mankind Pharma Ltd., as the chief guest, and Dr. Sudarshan Jain, Secretary-General of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA), as the guest of honour.

In attendance were the Managing Trustee, Sh. Manmohan Singh Chawla, Chairperson, Smt. Madhupreet Kaur Chawla, Chancellor Padma Shri Ram Bahadur Rai, Vice Chancellor, Dr. O.P. Kalra, and several other distinguished university officials.

Dr. O.P. Kalra, Vice Chancellor of SGT Universityset the stage for the event by emphasising, “Research and innovation need to be part of a university’s culture, and they are a part of the core values of SGT University. Synergy is one of our many efforts to promote student innovation in a variety of fields, and we are immensely proud of the direction and scale that it has taken.”

Guest of Honour Shri Sudarshan Jain reflected on the remarkable transformation of the pharmaceutical industry, stating, “From a nation heavily dependent on imports for medicines to a benchmark in pharmacy, our transformation has been incredible. It is important that we shift from being a country of job-takers to one of job-givers, and the projects I see at Synergy give me hope for the next generation.”

Speaking on the occasion, the Honourable Chief Guest, Shri Rajeev Junejasaid, “Everything starts with small steps. During my visit to the projects at Synergy, I was impressed by the enthusiasm and energy that the students were presenting with. Such positivity and passion are essential for success, no matter where you are.” He also praised the esteemed faculty and professors at SGTU, noting their efforts in helping students reach their full potential.

Synergy-2023 hosted over 25,000 students from over 200 schools in the Delhi-NCR region. The event showcased cutting-edge technological advancements, including a seam ripper machine, a spinometer, an electric bike, a “Kneehab” brace for ACL recovery, a multifunctional agricultural machine, and a bionic eye. Students presented a total of 300 in-house projects spanning areas such as robotics, eco-friendly products, medical technology, media technology, and many more.

S.D. Memorial School Sec-11, Gurugram (Prism of Sustainable Development), Drona Public School, Gurugram (Envirobot), and Jawahar Navodya Vidyalay Jhajjar (Catfish for Preventing Malaria Transmission) claimed the top three prizes in the “School Projects” category, receiving cash rewards of Rs. 15,000, 18,000, and 21,000, respectively. In a generous gesture, Mankind Pharma decided to award each of these three schools a sum of Rs. 1 lakh for their outstanding projects.

When it came to in-house innovation, the Faculty of Dental Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences stood out with remarkable creations in categories such as “Health & Wellbeing“, “Technology & Innovation“, and “Sustainable Research Development“.

Throughout the event, students had the opportunity to interact and network with peers, educators, and industry professionals. The event also featured captivating head-to-head competitions, including Nukkad Natak, which addressed contemporary social issues, and robotics and drone competitions, where students showcased their innovations, much to the delight of the audience.

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