PRAKALPA 2016, the annual technology fair of PES University that showcases the best projects undertaken by the students of the university was inaugurated by M N Vidyashankar, President, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA). The day-long event attracted over ten thousand curious visitors who had a great experience walking through the exhibition ground on the campus. Students of various branches of the university and those from other institutions got a glimpse of the diverse range of practical experiments undertaken by the students. Among the visitors were also the senior citizens associated with technology and parents curious to find out more about the institution their wards are studying in. The sprawling campus dotted by stalls carried a festive air. More than one hundred projects which were live working models of new ideas and based on the latest in technology were on display. The university’s emphasis on multi-disciplinary learning was evident in the wide range of projects conceived and implemented by the students under the expert guidance of the faculty. The exhibitors got an opportunity to interact with the chief guest M N Vidyashankar as he visited the stalls and showed keen interest in the projects. He opined that such practical and hands-on approach can add immense value to curricular teaching. The prize winning projects and winners in seven categories were: MPV-Electric Vehicle (Mechanical) by Chaman, Ankit, Ankush; Development of a prototype of extreme upper limb prosthetics (Electrical) by Sramana Dan, Piyush Kumar, Neha; A methodology for detection and localization of dynamite fishing (Electronics) by Chandan, Skanda, Sumukha; Interaction of Salmonella with plants under abiotic stress (Biotechnology) by Jyotsna; Smart Jacket (Computer Science) by Nikita Nagaraj, Prerna K, Samyukta Rao, and Novel approach of graph DB for storing and analyzing gene sequence (Computer Science); Financial feasibility study of Jana Kisan loan product at Janalakshmi Financial Services (Management) by Dharnesh K L.