Students of third year of civil engineering, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, have come up with a Smart Hut.
A group of seven students, comprising Siddharth Popli, Bhinderjeet Singh, Robin Singh, Harjot Singh, Satinderpal Singh, Vippan Kumar and Sukhchain Singh, won first prize of Rs 1 lakh in the ‘Tech Invent’ fest held at Chandigarh University.
The hut can be easily assembled and disassembled. “It takes 25 minute to assemble and five minutes to disassemble the hut. The total cost of the smart hut is around Rs 14,000,” said Siddharth Popli.
“The hut is the best solution when one wants to go for camping and can also prove helpful during natural calamities such as earthquake,” said Robin Singh.
“After winning second prize in innovation project at Kapurthala Science City on March 19, our guide Charanjit Singh saw our potential and helped us with another project. He guided us thoroughly during the project to be held at Chandigarh University,” the team said.
Made of fiber sheets, the hut has a capacity to hold four or five people and has the facility of a light and a fan. It can prove to be the perfect solution for those who love adventure and will come in handy as temporary housing in case of natural hazard,” said the students.
The principal, Dr Sehijpal Singh and head of department Kulbir Singh Gill praised the team and said their students faced a tough competition as teams from all across India participated in the fest.