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Current Year Innovation Projects

Code: CIC 201

Digital Reconstruction of Lost Art and Craft

Brief Summary of the project

Archeological sites and artifacts show a considerable amount of structural complexity and documenting the details in 3D with accuracy and precision is still a technological challenge that needs to be investigated for producing a richer scientific datasets. The present project aims to adopt a coherent approach to repatriation and non-contact restoration of archeological monuments and lost artifacts by combining high resolution digital imaging, laser scans, image-based rendering, reflectance modeling and thereby generating 3D impressions in digital and analog formats. The present investigation will facilitate the digital mediation of lost arts and pre-historic artifacts of India and will provide an opportunity to visualize and experience these historical marvels with greater details without damaging the real artifact and sites where light exposure could be damaging.

Main Objectives:
  1. To restoring and reconstruct the sites from their digital impression in case of damage by natural or man-made disasters
  2. To promote the concept of virtual tourism and virtual museum

Code: CIC 202

Designing Innovative Working Models to explain concepts of Physics and Mathematics.


Code: CIC 203

Modelling Metro Feeder Bus Service in University of Delhi, North Campus - Feasibility and Financial Viability

Brief Summary of the project:

Every day, we see several University students, waiting eagerly outside Vishvavidyalya Metro Station in North Delhi, for a DTC feeder bus to ferry them to their respective colleges. Even when these buses do arrive, they do not immediately start off, but rather wait for the entire bus to be completely cramped with students, which costs a punctual student a considerable amount of precious time. Travelling by a rickshaw to college, every single day, might not be a very economical option. Inspired by the current state of events, this project was initiated.

In this project we plan to study the problems faced by commuters existing Vishwavidyalaya Metro station in reaching their destination within University's North Campus and propose to provide a number of viable profitable bus feeder service models which can solve the problems of commuters, let them reach their destination on time, decrease waiting time, limit or eliminate the requirement of rickshaws in Campus and help decongest traffic within University campus eventually.

Main Objectives
  1. The project aims at building a financially and technically viable metro feeder system, to cater to students of the campus.

Code: CIC- 204

Template Replication-Village Transformation - Replicating the Success Stories of Hiware Bazar, Maharashtra

Brief Summary of the project

The migration from the rural to urban areas in recent times has created crisis in both spheres. This has also resulted in imbalanced development with objective to cater to the need of migrants in urban areas. Nevertheless, the larger percentage of the migrants in urban areas is forced to dwell in slums and face the deficiency of the basic amenities. They also lose their earlier dignified social status. In this context, the example of Hiware Bazar, a village in Maharashtra is noteworthy. The measures adopted for the development of this village through community effort brought about far-reaching changes which attracted the migrants back to the village. This has also proven that an economic model that depends on migration is not sustainable. And therefore, attempts should be made to revive or generate the economic strength of the villages in India which has the rural population of about 70%. Through this project, an attempt would be made to create a template and apply it on different villages based on the Hiware Bazar experience.

Main Objectives:
  1. To study the process of transformation in Hiware Bazar since 1972.
  2. To observe the kind of social, technical and political interventions adopted in Hiware Bazar.
  3. To identify the model adopted in Hiware Bazar that can be replicated elsewhere.
  4. To create the template those are likely to be models for other villages.

Code: CIC 205

Impact of FDI in Multibrand Retail on Local Kirana Shops

Brief Summary of the project

Kirana stores and small traders are worried over loss of business with the entry of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail in India. The unorganized sector of these kirana stores are worried that once big retail brands set up shops in the country, profit margins would reduce as producers may directly source their goods to these big retail shops. On the other hand it is being argued that the buying culture of India can sustain both, multi-brand retail and small kirana shops.

The aim of this project is to study whether the multi-brand retail and small kirana shops can coexist in harmony. If not then what could be the factors that determine coexistence of both. The students will collect a survey of the consumers, multi-brand retail and kirana shops. At the outset it is proposed that a competing species model be implemented for the study where the parameters involved would be estimated from the field study. The mathematical model could change once the actual study is done.

One of the outcomes of the project would also be to study the behavior pattern of Indian customers and their reactions to the opening of the multi-brand retail shops. This will help to analyze whether the Indian market is suitable for sustaining the big retail shops and if the idea can be percolated to small towns.

Main Objectives:
  1. To develop a mathematical model to study the impact of FDI in Multi-brand retail on local kirana shops
  2. Socio - Economic impact of FDI in India
  3. Behavioral pattern of Indian customers
  4. Improving the Current System of Junk Management and Recycling

Code: CIC 206

Improving the Current System of Junk Management and Recycling

Brief Summary of the project

Large amount of junk is generated by households, industries and other institutes e.g. universities. This junk is usually collected by local junk dealers and is handled in an irresponsible manner. Since the handling of junk is completely unscientific, if often leads to problems and environmental degradation. Lack of awareness about hazardous and other waste management rules among junk dealers further complicates the problem. No adequate framework has been developed till date to understand the current working conditions, awareness levels and junk management practices of local junk dealers.

The project will carry out a detailed SWOT analysis of existing junk management practices and propose more efficient, safe and environment friendly ways of disposing, collecting, segregating and extraction of junk. This will also lead to value addition of junk and benefit the society as well as the environment. The project will operate by taking the University of Delhi Institutional area as a case study.

Main Objectives:
  1. Learning about existing business methods of junk disposal by visiting junk dealers and various recycling firms
  2. Developing a better organized mechanism for collecting the junk generated from the target institution
  3. Developing a framework for scientific segregation of the junk and ensuring maximum retention of the value of the junk
  4. Striking more effective partnership for outsourcing the segregated junk to recycling firms