The 'IoT Exhibition' organised by Softwarica College of IT and E-commerce has started from today.

The Internet of Things (IoT) exhibition has been organised with an aim to provide knowledge on how to make life easier through computing solutions.

Samples of 30 projects, including autonomous vehicles, smart wheelchairs, smart delivery scooters, smart gardens, search and rescue drones, smart waste management, robotic arms, among others are being displayed at the exhibition.

During a press meet organised today, Director of the college Amrit Thapa said that the smart vehicle on display had been built at the college level for the first time in Nepal.

Similarly, Pramod Poudel, head of the college, said that the module software of smart solutions displayed at the exhibition were prepared by undergraduate students of the college studying computing and cyber security.

The President of the college, Bigyan Shrestha, said that the exhibition had been organised with the objective of producing skilled manpower and introducing the concept of computing solutions to the general public by emphasising on experimental studies.

Shrestha said that the free entry has been arranged for the exhibition. He further informed that the exhibition is expected to be useful for state policymakers, private sector, students, parents and IT enthusiasts.

He also said, "The exhibition will explain how our life can be made easier by making good use of technology."

Softwarica College, which is providing IT courses affiliated to the UK's Coventry University, has also set up an innovation hub for BIT students.

It is said that the current exhibition was prepared by the students in the same innovation hub.

Shrestha also said that the innovation hub has been envisioned so that the students can focus on research along with their college studies.

He announced that the college will provide a grant of up to Rs 500,000 to the best project with business potential so that the research work of the team would not be affected due to lack of funds.

The organisers are expecting a footfall of 5,000 people during the exhibition that concludes after four days.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 13, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.