STEM Fest 2017 was organized on 11th November 2017 for the students of PU colleges. Around 200 students from various PU colleges of the district participated in the fest. Two events were organized as part of the fest – Model Expo and Quizzomania. The inaugural ceremony was presided by Janab Abdul Rahim Jukaku, President, AHM. Janab Mohammed Mohsin Shabandri, IT Innovation Manager - Etihad Airways and Founder and Chairman of Bhatkallys Media Society was the Chief Guest. Vice Principal Prof. H. M. Phalachandra welcomed the gathering. Prof. TMP Rajkumar introduced the Chief Guest. Addressing the students, the Chief Guest spoke about how new innovations have changed the lifestyle of the people. He also stressed the need to update the curriculum of the Technological Universities to keep in pace with the fast-changing world. Vice President of AHM Janab Abdul Rahman Batin, General Secretary Janab Ismail Siddique, Additional General Secretary Janab Ishaq Shabandri, Secretary of AITM Janab Abubakar Kashimji and other members of AHM were present on the occasion. Prof. Zahid Kharuri presented the Vote of Thanks. Zaid Damda and Nadeem Ahmed hosted the ceremony.
The Model Expo included models on converting mechanical and wind energy to electrical energy, lie detector, solid waste management, wireless power transmission using Tesla coils, wireless energy transfer, solar cycle for generating power, hydraulic excavator, geothermal power plant, self-balancing scooter, robotics, hydraulics, CNC machine etc. Quizzomania was conducted in three rounds and six teams participated in the final round.
The valedictory ceremony was conducted at the end of the day and prizes were distributed to the winners. Alumnus of AITM Janab Muhammed Arqam Muallim, Squadron Leader – Indian Air Force was the Chief Guest. Vice Principal Prof. H. M. Phalachandra welcomed the gathering. The ceremony was presided by Janab Abdul Rahim Jukaku, President, AHM. Prof. Zahid Kharuri introduced the Chief Guest. Addressing the students, the Chief Guest said being an engineer one should not limit himself to an engineer of a particular branch, but also should have basic knowledge related to other branches. He also said marks obtained will not be only the thing considered during recruitment and advised the students to improve other skills to achieve a successful life. The participants shared their views and expressed their gratitude for organizing such an event. Secretary of AITM Janab Abubakar Kashimji and Director of R&D Dr. H. Udaya Prasanna were present on the dais. Usama Ajaib presented the Vote of Thanks. Nadeem Ahmed and Akeef hosted the ceremony.
In Model Expo, Samyukta Hegde and Sourabha Hegde of MES Chaitanya PU College, Sirsi emerged as winners, while Mohammed Nauman, Akif Khan, Sherwin D’Costa of Anand Ashram Composite PU College, Bhatkal won First Runners Up and Fathima Zohra, Areeba Syed, Aisha Umaina of Anjuman PU College for Women, Bhatkal bagged Second Runners Up. The winners, first runners up and second runners up were awarded with cash prizes of Rs. 15000, Rs. 10000 and Rs. 5000 respectively.
In Quizzomania, Sushant Hegde and Mahesh Hegde of MES Chaitanya PU College, Sirsi emerged as winners, while Shrivatsa Hegde and Sami Ur Rahman of MES Chaitanya PU College, Sirsi bagged First Runners Up Vighneshwar Hegde and MB Raghav of SDM PU college, Honavar won Second Runners Up. The winners, first runners up and second runners up were awarded with cash prizes of Rs. 10000, Rs. 6000 and Rs. 3000 respectively.