The Premier Utkarsh team with the winners and the judges.
The mental agility of students was put to the test at COEP’s annual technical festival MindSpark ’11, which was held from December 27 to 29. Premier Ltd. returned to its role as the ‘Engineering Partner’ here. Participants were made to apply their skills and knowledge for three of the company-sponsored events — Contraption and CNC Lathe Workshop — and at the engineering design problem-solving competition Premier Utkarsh.
Contraption was based on the principle of energy conversions and used a chain of different steps that eventually led to the completion of the final task. Mr. BB Gawas, Manager, Application, Machine Tool Division, Premier Ltd. was the presenter at the CNC Lathe Workshop. The participants of Premier Utkarsh had to suggest a feasible and optimised solution to a real-time problem. It was judged by Mr. VR Kothari, AGM (Application), Machine Tool Division and Mr. SU Khasnis, AGM (Manufacturing), Machine Tool Division, Premier Ltd. The problem statement for the event was provided by Mr. SD Joshi, General Manager, Design, Machine Tool Division, Premier Ltd.