|A school student displays his project at the exhibition held in Technovanza|
The Department of Engineering held their annual event 'Technovanza' on the 5th May 2013. It is an independent event run by Dept. of Engineering students of Manipal University, Dubai, is the pioneer of science and technology festivals in UAE. It is UAE's largest annual science and technology festival. Apart from this, it has been involved in taking many path breaking initiatives to promote eco-friendly technology and revolutionise the present day UAE society.
Technovanza started in 2009 with the aim of providing a platform for students to showcase their talents in the field of science and technology and in the short period of 4 years has grown to become UAE's largest festival of its kind largest festival of its kind.
This year the event held a wide variety of competitions based on technology, design, innovation and creative thinking. The competitions included Designation, Cinnovation, Cognisance, Electromaze, Gamer 3.0 and Exhibition.
|Students of civil engineering take part in the Cinnovation competition.|
The event which had started out as a intra-college initiative has now become both inter college and school. Around 200 school students from 15 schools all over Dubai eagerly participated this year. "Technovanza helped not only bring new innovative and creative ideas of the students forward but it also let them have a lot of fun while participating in it. We are very happy with it's successful execution this year." says Dr. Kota Reddy, Head of the Department of Engineering.