Under the aegis of the Erasmus + EU funded SILICE project of which Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University) is a part, 3 students from the Faculty of Medicine of the University accompanied by a teacher participated in a week long international boot camp followed by a competition at the campus of Vern University located at Vis Island, Croatia.
The students who represented the University were part of the winning team of the idea competition organized by DMIMS (DU) in the area of social entrepreneurship and were mentored by the team of SinnoLab led by Rajiv Yashroy, Project Manager consisting of Dr. Punit Fulzele, Dr. Anjali Borle, Dr. Srihari Sharma and Dr. Abhishek Joshi who have been trained at various locations in Germany, Croatia, Scotland and Portugal.
The students who participated in the international competition at Croatia were Reshma Anna Johnson, Siddhaarth Kumar and Gautam Rajesh and were accompanied by Dr. Punit Fulzele, Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry and Teacher under this project. The idea they presented, and which was selected by the Expert Committee was related to development of an affordable and portable radiant warmer as the ones available at present are costly and are bulky to be relocated. The social problem which this would address is that now it would be easily affordable by small Primary Health Centres, small Clinics and would help save lives and would bring down the infant mortality rate.
During their time at the Island campus, they first presented their idea, then they were mentored by faculty members from other international institutions and finally they were judged. The presentation of the idea by the students of DMIMS (DU) was very highly appreciated by the expert jury members at the international competition.
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University) is the only Health Sciences institution in the consortium under the SILICE project which has a total of 5 institutions from India, 5 from Israel and one each from Scotland, Croatia, Portugal and Germany.
The senior Management of the University including Dr. Vedprakash Mishra, Pro-Chancellor; Dr. Rajiv Borle, Vice-Chancellor; Sagar Meghe, Member, Board of Management; Dr. A.J. Anjankar, Registrar and all the menbers of the Board of Management congratulated the students and the SinnoLab team members for this initiative.