Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) is the top-most engineering institute in Tamil Nadu. The institute has above 75% annual placement conversions, having a strong alumni network. Each day envelopes a new event in here! Read on to see the latest happenings at the Institute.
HITS students secure ‘Design Excellence Award’ in the International VEX Robotics Competition
Date: October 9, 2019
An International VEX Robotics Competition was organised by the Mechatronics and Robotics Society of the Philippines (MRSP) in association with the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific. The event was held at Manila, the Philippines from September 26 – 27, 2019.
The students of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) received the ‘Design Excellence Award’ for their VEX mobile robot. The winners - Lena Sekar, Gian Carlo, Haran Pragadeesh and Mukesh Sriram, students of B.Tech. Mechatronics Engineering was sponsored by the School of Mechanical Sciences.
Lena Sekar, the team lead said, “the problem statement and the design of autonomous mode of mobile robot of the competition were really challenging and provided a wonderful learning experience”. The project was funded by the management of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai. The University is a core member of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP).
There was a total of 16 teams from Asia Pacific and Philippines, which participated in the robotics competition. HITS Team was awarded for their innovative design approach of robots and autonomous navigation capabilities. They received the award by Prof. Dr. Ricardo P Pama, Secretary-General of AUAP, Mr. Philip Marvin D. Joven, Chairman, MRSP and Mr. Andy Lee, President, Innovation First International (VEX Robotics).
HITS Hosts Zonal Jury of COA National Awards
Date: September 20, 2019
School of Architecture, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai has hosted a 3-day prestigious Zonal Jury of COA National Awards for Excellence in Architectural Thesis and Documentation of Architectural Heritage 2019 in collaboration with COA-TRC. Students pursuing their undergraduate studies in architecture from colleges in India recognized by COA have participated in the event. The competition is an annual event and an initiative to identify the best thesis projects of India in each academic year challenging student’s imaginative ideas and creativity.
The awards program showcased the best design works from across the country and create a better appreciation of architectural design concerns by making it a public event where stalwarts from the field of architecture choose the winners, in an open Jury attended by the general public. The award will bring pride, glory, and enthusiasm for the students and colleges of architecture and simultaneously act as a public awareness event to promote the subject of Architecture.
The awards are conducted at two levels – Zonal and National Level. The Zonal Jury being hosted by the School of Architecture, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science is inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. Ranee Vedamuthu, Member COA and Guest of Honour Ar. G.Jayalakshmi followed by the opening of an exhibition of all entries received from various institutions. The exhibition was open for three days and provided an opportunity to interact with architects, students and faculty and appraise on the current trends in the field of Architecture. The shortlisted ten entries in Zonal Jury will be allowed for presentation recently. The two selected best projects at the zonal level will be awarded a cash prize of Rs.10,000 each.
Anyone can become an Astronaut; Be physically Fit - says Padma Shri Dr. S Ramakrishnan
Date: September 19, 2019
The staff and students of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai was taken on a space odyssey, during the 100 minutes lecture by the renowned space scientist and Former Director of VSSC & LPSC, ISRO Padma Shri Dr. S Ramakrishnan. He was the Chief Guest at the ISRO Distinguished Lecture organised by The Peninsula Foundation, Chennai in partnership with School of Aeronautical Sciences, HITS recently.
The event was a great success as Dr. Ramakrishnan explained the nuances of space ventures and the technology behind the launching of space vehicles with special reference to our country and the vast potentials for future developments. Air Marshal Dr. M Matheswaran, Chairman & President of The Peninsula Foundation was the Guest of Honor, and he highlighted the importance of think tanks collaborating with high profile aerospace engineering institutions like HITS to harness the innovative initiatives of modern youth.
The student interaction session was fascinating and informative as Dr. S Ramakrishnan gave the following answers.
- Anyone can aspire to be an astronaut with excellent physical fitness, the right attitude, and psychological conditioning
- Space mining may become a commercial activity in the future to augment the mineral requirements of our planet
- Space is the domain which is free for exploitation and exploration by any nation with capabilities and who follow the international guidelines.
Before departure, the delegates witnessed the display of Asia’s First Flying Bike developed by HITS student Start-Up JHATAYU and appreciated their wonderful initiative.