"DIPEX'" is a state level exhibition cum competition of the working models prepared by engineering students in Maharashtra & Goa states. It is a unique opportunity for students to exhibit their creativity innovation & interact with industry, academic market segment.Started in the year 1986, at Sangli, it has come up a long way, including polytechnic, degree engineering, IIT, PG, Agricultural & research scholars from all over Maharashtra. Dipex has now become an event of annual gathering of creative students, academicians & industrialists.
Adding Dimensions: Over the years, various dimensions are being added to the Dipex. Today it has 14 sections of different streams.
In 1996 a similar competition of working models was initiated for degree engineering students as a part of dipex. To widen the horizon of dipex, various sections involving students of IIT's, post graduate science faculty, agricultural colleges and universities a new section SHODH, for innovative ideas,and for experiments in nonconventional renewable energy sources, have been added over the years.
Along with this exhibition cum competition part of Dipex, various seminars have been organised to guide students about future scope and requirement in various fields like Reverse Engineering, Entrepreneurship Development, Information Technology, Agriculture, Appropriate Technology etc.
"Srijan'"- A Dipex centre for Entrepreneurship Development' was established in Dipex96 to cater the need of guidance and inputs for self-employment among youths. Thus Dipex has played a key role to develop much needed link between industry & academic institutions.
Database of award winning projects participated in Dipex
- Dipex Database 1997.xls
- Dipex Database 2002.xls
- Dipex Database 2003(1).xls
- Dipex Database 2003(2).xls
- Dipex Database 2004.xls
OBJECTIVE OF DIPEX
Identifying a real life problem faced by country and applying technical inputs to solve them.
Increasing 'problem solving capabilities' of engineering students.
Promoting creativity & total innovativeness among students.
Developing manufacturing skills, zero defects concepts in making their projects.
Creating awareness about commercial applicability and feasibility of the working models.
To cultivate respect to work culture, promoting indigenous technology and ultimately developing ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Journey of DIPEX from 1986 to 2004
Sangli, a district head quarter of Masharashtra, comparatively a rural area, witnessed roots of Dipex in its inception period. In its 4 years, the number of working models & participants have steadily increased.
Idea of Dipex was crystallized with experience. It became the state level forum of polytechnic students.The working models exhibited show rare combination of innovativeness , creativity good craftsmanship & potential for shop-floor production.
Continuous rise in response by students all over Maharashtra.
Project guides i.e. teachers from respective polytechnics started interacting with Dipex organising committees. Involvement of teachers began.
Director of technical education (Maharashtra) visited & considering its importance, gave continuous support to Dipex. Industrialist were surprised by the quality of projects, concept & feasibility. Overwhelming response of industrialists help Prize winners to start their own venture, a certain step towards entrepreneurship of self-employment
Agriculture : A new section was added to involve agriculture students.
Another new section for non-conventional energy sources added.
To respond to growing demand of degree engineering students and postgraduate students SHODH, a new section started which deals with appropriate technology for Indian circumstances.
Seminars ,entrepreneurship motivation & development programs started from this year.
Consolidation phase started.
Project assessment group (PAG) was formed and now all entries have to go for very stringent conditions PAG before allowing them to enter as a contestant.Strict selection procedure is adopted to limit the number of entries & increase quality control. Added new competition called Srijan IIT,degree Engineering and P.G. Students.
Natural phase of expansion with a theme 'Applicability of the project in practice and its Feasibility as a product in market, new section of Information Technology & Biotechnology was added.
Also to provide information about the great Technological achievement by public Sector & private sector companies & individuals, a new section called Success Stories of Bhartiya Technology was started. M.S.R.D.C., Konkan Railway, Siemens, KV.I.C. Krishna Khore Vikas Mahamandal were participate in Dipex at Thane. Seminars on I.T. for Bharat , Ideas in Appropriate Technology, Talk with First generation Entrepreneurs were organised.
Dipex 2003 was arranged at two places in Maharashtra at Solapur & Dhule .600 entries were received out of which 285 were selected to exhibit in Dipex.
Dipex 2004 was arranged at NANDED. 232 projects & 11,000 students from 79 colleges participated in Dipex.
Visited & Appreciated by :
Dr.Vijay Bhatkar Former Director, CDAC
Shri Abhaykumar Firodiya M.D.Bajaj Tempo Ltd.
Shri.Murli Manohar Joshi Ex. Union Minister, H.R.D.
Shri Pralhad Chhabria M.D.Finolex Cables. Ltd
Shri. Pramod Mahazan Ex.I.T.Minister.
Dr. Mehesh Sharma Ex. Chairman, K.V.I.C.
Shri Manohar Joshi Ex.Speaker Of Parliament
Shri Ashok Kataria Ashoka Buildcon Ltd
Dr.V.G. Bhide Ex V.C. Pune University
Prof. N. B. Pasalkar Director Of Technical Education, Maharashtra
Dr. Rajendra Jagdale Director General, Science & Technology Park
Shri Bhanwarlal Jain Founder of Jain Industries Ltd.,Jalgaon.
Shri Ram Bhogale Nirlep Industries.
Shri. Shriram Dandekar Executive Director, Camlin Ltd.
Shri Dilip Piramal VIP Group of Industries
Shri. Rajiv Mehta Vice President, Grasim Industries Ltd.
Shri.Nandkishor Kagliwal Nath Group of Industries
Shri. Krishan Khanna Founder Chairman, i-Watch
Shri Avinash Kulkarni President Litex Industries
Shri P.L. Bongirwar Jt.M.D, M.S.R.D.C.
Dr. R.D. Mali V.C.North Maharashtra University