New Delhi: ‘Innovation Day’ is celebrated at Amity University Gurgaon, every year on 28th September, to mark the spirit of innovation and to showcase innovative practices at different Amity campuses. Innovation has been a goal and a mission with Amity and in a short span of 10years it has emerged as a hub of immense creativity and thought leadership. It has also been the crusader of sustainability, which has earned this young university the honour of being a Platinum Category LEED Certified campus by the US GBC.
The highlights of the celebrations this year were some path breaking innovations in various domain like Ayurvedic Biotechnology, Waste Water Treatment with Nano Particles, Nano structured materials for bullet proof jackets Nano Biosensor, AI integrated Humanoid, Drone based smart agriculture, intelligent robot for firefighting and nano energy generators for next generation electronic devices.
On this occasion a state of the art, higher end Central Instrumentation Research Facility, (CIRF facility) with some of the best research equipments and instruments, such as microscope, FACS, Gel Doc, HPLC, UV-VIS Spectrometer, was inaugurated by Dr. Ashok K Chauhan Founder President of Amity Group and Amity Gurugram’s Chancellor Dr Aseem Chauhan. This research facility will provide a multi user environment and foster multi disciplinary research for researchers.
On the occasion, Padam Bhushan Prof. GP Talwar, the imminent scientist and father of Indian immunology talked about Amity as a university of immense capacity and capability. The visionary, Founder President, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan reiterated Amity’s mission of becoming a leading university committed to research.
Amity Gurugram Chancellor Dr. Aseem Chauhan emphasised on the need for path-breaking research for the development and welfare of society and the nation. He said, “The change we see today is because of the hard work of researchers who made it possible”. He further said, “Our students and faculty have the competence and the responsibility to work towards the development of our nation”.
In his inaugural address, Prof. PB Sharma, VC Amity Gurugram shared that Amity Gurugram has an exemplary achievement of filing 100 patents in just 1 year in varied areas and set a target to file 200 patents in the next year. Prof (Dr) Padmakali Banerjee, Pro Vice Chancellor of Amity Gurugram stated that innovation and Amity are synonymous. Talking about excellence in education she shared Amity’s academic framework of 6 C’s that focuses on creativity and critical thinking among others.
Prof Liz Maw, President of Presidio Graduate School, USA was conferred upon with Honorary Doctorate degree. She talked about Amity’s sustainable Leadership and entrepreneurship.
Prof Rajendra Prasad, Dean Faculty of Science and Director Research gave an exhaustive report on research and funding in the university.
The focal point of the event was the innovative projects by the students of Amity across the campuses in all areas including Science, Technology, Bio technology and Liberal Arts. The day concluded after students’ innovative vigour and zest culminated into a colorful, cultural show by various institutes of Amity Gurugram.