NU Student Achievements

NU Student Achievements

Sumili Dey from B.Tech Biotechnology receives Best Paper Presenter award in 7th International Conference on Research in Life-Sciences & Healthcare 2019, Kuala Lumpur

Sumili Dey (Final Year B.Tech Biotech) has received the Certificate of Honour for the Best Paper Presenter for her paper titled 'Identification of novel dysregulated genes in ovarian cancer using NGS Data Analysis' in the 7th International Conference on Research in Life-Sciences & Healthcare (ICRLSH) held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June 2019.

She and Riddhi Modi, carried out the research work as part of the R&D project course at NIIT University under Dr. Utkarsh Raj, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Area.

Given below are the links to the conference details as well as the paper abstract.



Riddhi Modi, NU B.Tech Biotech Final Year Student Published a Paper at the 7th International Conference on Research in Life-Sciences & Healthcare 2019, Kuala Lumpur

Riddhi Modi, a final year B.Tech Biotechnology student published a paper at the 7th ICRLSH 2019, Kuala Lumpur. Her research was in the highly critical area of malaria control. She worked under the guidance of Dr. Utkarsh Raj from the Biotechnology & Bioinformatics area.

The abstract of her paper titled 'Targeting Aminopeptidases of PFA-M1 for Finding Novel Malaria Inhibitors' can be found at https://hbsra.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/HBSRA-International-Conference-Kuala-Lumpur-June-2019.pdf

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NU Team secures First Runner Up position at Smart India Hackathon 2019

The team, SpaghettiCoders working on 'Enhancing the online shopping experience by supporting it with augmented reality', a problem posed by Pepperfry in the Smart India Hackathon 2019 secured first runner up position.

The team consisted of:

  1. Sanya Kapoor (B.Tech 2nd year)
  2. Himanshu Nikhare (B.Tech 2nd year)
  3. Muskan Goel (B.Tech 1st year)
  4. Siddhi Lad (B.Tech 1st year)
  5. Mayank Garg (B.Tech 1st year)
  6. Harshit Budhraja (B. Tech 4th year)

Uddalak Bhaduri, Sarthak Tripathi and Shreyas Sanghvi received prize at Europe's largest Hackathon, 'Junction 2018'

NUtons – Uddalak Bhaduri, Sarthak Tripathi and Shreyas Sanghvi won the second prize at Europe's largest hackathon "Junction 2018" held at Aalto University, Finland. The event saw attendance of 740 students from 105 nationalities. The team received €1000 Euros and a six-month funding of their idea at Finland, if they decide to continue. They also worked at Espoo City Challenge under the Office of Mayor, Espoo City, Finland.

Hitesh Mittal's Paper gets Accepted for Poster Presentation at PHOTONICS 2018

Hitesh Mittal, (B.Tech CSE) with ECE Faculty - Dr. Nitin Bhatia submitted their paper titled 'Broadcasting a laser using Bragg grating for free-space optical communication' to PHOTONICS 2018.

It was accepted for Poster Presentation at the conference. The venue of PHOTONICS 2018 - The International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics - is Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India. Conference dates: 12th to 15th December 2018. In their paper, the authors demonstrate a technique for broadcasting a laser source in free-space using a Bragg grating. The multiple diffraction orders are used as multiple receiving points. They also show that cascaded gratings would increase the number of receiver points. This method is easy to implement, low-cost and scalable to a large number of receiver points.


NU Music Society performs tremendously well in BITS, Pilani - Oasis, India's third largest cultural fest

  • Shubhra Pandey bagged the first prize in Western Solo Singing (Female)
  • Keerthana Reddy bagged the second prize in Indian Classical Singing
  • Sanya Kapoor reached the finals in Western Solo Singing (Female)
  • Muskan Goel reached the finals in Eastern Solo Singing (Female)
  • Yuvraj Singh and Deeptonabho Dutta reached the finals in Solo Guitar Competition
  • Kawal Nain Singh reached the Top 8 in Solo Drums Competition


Other NUtons who performed really well in their respective competitions are:

  • Debanshu Majumdar & Shashwat Mishra in Eastern Solo (Male)
  • Sakshi Dhawan in Eastern Solo (Female)
  • Mohini Mehrotra & Harsh Parmar in Indian Classical Singing
  • Ninad Kanchan in Indian Classical Instrumental
  • Gaurav Malhotra in Band Vocalist

NUtons Sarthak and Shreyas entry No-BrainR declared WINNER in the 'Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device' category at HackHavard 2018

Shreyas and Sarthak secured the first place in the Best Hardware Hack Using a Qualcomm device. The prizes were awarded by MLH (Major League Hacking).


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Rishi Pisipati's team Thirsty Scholars at Carnegie Mellon University received the top prize at the HACK THIS. HELP KIDS. Hackathon

Rishi Pisipati, now pursuing his masters at CMU, participated in a Hackathon at his university. His team Thirsty Scholars won the top prize of $5,000 from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. You can read about it at https://hcii.cmu.edu/news/2018/hacking-kids-upmc-hcii-students-1st-and-4th-place-teams . The HACK THIS. HELP KIDS. Hackathon was sponsored by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.

Image Courtesy: https://hcii.cmu.edu/news/2018/hacking-kids-upmc-hcii-students-1st-and-4th-place-teams