In the wake of constant technological advancements, it has become crucial to create a conducive atmosphere for the evolution of budding engineers. DJ Spark, the brain child of the student chapter of IETE and the faculty members of the Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department, is one such initiative that fulfils this requirement.DJ Spark is an annual state level project-based technical paper presentation competition which attracts hundreds of participants from all over Maharashtra each year. Following the motto ‘Project to Product’, it provides a platform for students hailing from all disciplines to hone their technical skills in the form of a project and convert it to a product. Students are encouraged to work on projects throughout the academic year and draft the technical details and the updates of their progress in an IEEE format technical paper. Once completed, they are asked to submit their technical papers for validation.After meticulous evaluation by experts, the leading projects qualify for the final round of the competition which is an exhibition of the working models of qualifying projects. Qualifying groups get an opportunity to demonstrate their projects in front of the judges. The top three projects are declared winners and are awarded cash prizes. The most important and unique incentive of the competition is the DJ Spark Journal. It is a technical journal in which technical papers of the winning projects are compiled and published. Each paper is also certified with a unique ISBN number that formally accords their papers to international standards. The published paper stands as a useful credential that may be referred in the future during application for further studies or job interviews. The drafting process also helps students identify the minute details involved which will allow them to publish better papers in the future.DJ Spark encourages students to work in a target-based environment. Emphasis is given on innovation and methodical planning of activities. This allows them to explore the potential of various fields in the process. The finished project is a reflection of their practical knowledge which serves as a means of self-assessment. Technical paper writing also prepares students to evolve as a professional working body. The entire process bolsters their confidence and helps them discover or affirm future career prospects. Application skills that are developed in the project making process reflect in their future endeavours, where they may need to formulate new and better solutions to existing problems. For the same reason, DJ Spark receives strong response and positive feedback every year.
DJ Spark aims to encourage students who are eager and passionate to learn and implement ideas in the form of Technical projects. Students can make utmost use of this platform to broaden their horizon in their respective field of interest and present it with the same conviction. The project competition aims at projects from undergraduate and post-graduate level from all Engineering Colleges across Maharashtra
DJ SPARK 2018-19
DJ SPARK 2019-20