Undergraduate Research Forum (DSU-URF) <RoadShow: Summer Internship@DSU> video


Need for the FORUM:

Universities across the world have realized the potential of engaging undergraduate students in research activities. The power of this young age group of 18-22 has been realized and the undergraduate research programs have been institutionalized in these universities to formally engage the students in research through innovative projects.  The DSU-URF at DSU has been set up to provide a platform for our students to define newer directions for their professional careers.

The DSU-UGF Model

  • A Center which administers the UG research as a formal Body.
  • Carry out innovative projects throughout the year
  • Maker-Space Lab that has the basic project-related inventory
  • Identify domains that are current in various engineering disciplines
  • Define a set of projects that span from an Idea to a Prototype
  • Define a selection process (written test, interviews, faculty referrals etc) and select teams of students to work on projects that have a life span of 3 months to one year.
  • Set up a well-structured collaborative ambiance to carry out projects
  • Project the work to industry to attract industry based projects and  funding
  • Generate quality and  Innovative projects at the Innovation Labs @DSU

Expected Outcomes

  • Inculcate research culture in students right at the UG level
  • To promote Inter-Disciplinary Projects
  • To Create a platform for students from across branches and years of study to work together in Teams
  • Promote system thinking in students
  • Enable students to improve their problem solving skills
  • Promote project based learning in students
  • Enable students to be more confident, with high self esteem
  • To create  In-House Internship Opportunities for students
  • Define new research-based career avenues for students
  • Enable  students to participate in project competitions within India and Abroad
  • Promote students to take up higher studies in top Universities within India and Abroad
  • A ready pool of skilled students available for faculty to take up projects of various kinds that also includes externally funded projects.
  • To create a sense of Belongingness for the lab.

Summer Internship@DSU-URF (June & July 2017)

48 students out of 180 applicants selected on a highly competitive basis,based on personal interviews and faculty referrals.

Innovative projects with close mentorship from faculty of DSU

Project Domains: Robotics, Drones, Gesture Recognition with Kinect Camera, IOT in Healthcare, Automated Parking System,  Cryptography, Healthcare Informatics, Data Analytics.

For a Video of the ‘Roadshow’of  Summer Internship-2017, please click : <RoadShow: Summer Internship@DSU> video



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