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  • KLH Hyderabad Campus Hosts EPICS Project Expo and Ideathon to Showcase Ingenious Projects

    Published on November 27, 2023

     Hyderabad: KLH Hyderabad campus of KL Deemed to be University recently hosted the EPICS Project Expo and Ideathon supported by AIM, NITI Aayog, Government of India, a dynamic event featuring over 120 innovative projects. These projects, ingeniously designed by around 800 students, presented tangible engineering solutions addressing real-world societal challenges. Working in groups, the students developed these projects as part of their social immersive internship under the EPICS initiative. In collaboration with Purdue University, USA, EPICS initiative is a blend of academic excellence with social responsibility.

    EPICS, short for Engineering Projects in Community Service, is a distinctive program that integrates engineering education with community service. This initiative empowers students to apply their technical knowledge to real-world problems, focusing on designing and implementing solutions that benefit local communities. The program not only hones students’ engineering skills but also cultivates a sense of social awareness and responsibility, encouraging them to become empathetic and innovative problem solvers.

    These projects ranged across various fields, addressing real-world challenges and offering tangible solutions that have the potential to make a significant impact in society. Among the diverse array of projects presented were notable innovations such as the “Automated Water Quality Monitoring System,” “Smart Traffic Management Solutions,” “Renewable Energy Harvesting Devices,” “Waste Management and Recycling Technologies,” and “Healthcare Accessibility Tools.” Each project reflected the students’ ability to identify community needs and address them with practical, sustainable solutions.

    The successful completion of these projects is a clear indicator of the program’s effectiveness in instilling a sense of social responsibility, innovation, and problem-solving skills among students. This event was not only a platform for students to exhibit their work but also showcased the students’ ability to think critically and creatively while addressing the needs of the community.  Dr. A Ramakrishna, Principal, KLH Hyderabad Campus along with the convenor Dr.  M. Saidireddy and other faculty members ensured smooth conduct of the event.

    KLH Hyderabad campus, through initiatives like EPICS, continues to foster an environment where students can thrive academically and socially, preparing them to become the next generation of leaders and innovators. The university remains dedicated to offering programs that not only enhance students’ technical skills but also nurture their ability to contribute positively to society.

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