TERI (The Energy & Resources Institute) and TERI University had organized a pan-India Inter-University Competition on Water Resources Management. This innovative and competitive project was designed to check students' level of awareness and personal comprehension about water bodies close to their places of residence/study. The competition would thus allow students all over India to develop a multi-stakeholder understanding of the need for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) through direct action and would make the TERI expertise and resources, opportunities for internships, research and networking and specialized mentoring by German experts available to all the participants.
A team from Graphic Era Hill University too participated in this competition. This team comprising of Abhinav Bahuguna of BSc IT, Lavanshi Anand and Shailja Chaurasia of BCom (Hons), and Pratyuesh Kala and Rajat Panwar of B.Tech (CSE and ECE respectively) successfully cleared the Stage 1 of the Competition among over 50 teams participating and was the only team qualifying from Uttarakhand being was awarded the 1st position in the Northern Region. In the Final Round conducted in January 2016, they secured the 4th Position Pan India.
Texas Instrument's Innovation Challenge 2015+
Students of Electronics and Communication Engineering from the academic year 2011-2014 of GEHU had participated in the Texas Instrument's Innovation Challenge 2015 aimed at promoting IC-based system design among student community. 2 teams of GEHU have qualified for the quarter final round of the same. The first team comprising of Akanksha Gulati, Apurva Garg and Naina Agarwal have made a project on "Smart Crop Monitoring based on soil nutrients". The second team, comprising of Ishan Sharma, Rajni Bhatt, Himani Joshi and Sumit Kukreti, have designed a project on "Loco Gatling Gunner Assembly". Both these teams worked under the direct supervision of Mr. Rahul Chauhan, a faculty in the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Over 2 thousand teams from across India participated in the project and the team of students from GEHU were among the top 100 teams to have qualified in the quarter final round. Each team has received 15,000 INR for their corresponding projects as equipments from Texas Instrumentation. The winners of this challenge will receive a total of $10,000 and an internship opportunity at Texas Instruments, Texas (USA).
Rohit Joshi, pursuing his thirst for knowledge, and inspired by his mentors to rise and reach out to his potential, wrote a research paper titled Microwave attenuation studies impacted by rain for communication links operating at Tropical regions: A survey. His innovative spirit got recognized on an international scale and his paper selected in the Third International Conference on Advanced Computing in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia on February 10, 2015 organized by the World Academy of Research in Science and Engineering (WARSE) with his paper being awarded the “Best Paper” in the conference.
"I wholeheartedly thank the Hon' Chancellor, Hon' Vice Chancellor and all the faculty members of GEHU for their belief in my endeavor. GEHU has indeed helped me reach my true potential, by giving me the platform and opportunity to design and administer the University website- It was on account of the experience gained that I was successful in my app design venture. THANK YOU GEHU!!" Akhilesh Sharma developed a mobile safety application, URSafe, which has now been supported by the Uttarakhand state police.