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AITD and IIT Varanasi hold training programme on Augmented Reality

Department of computer engineering, Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao along with Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi and Innovians Technologies, Noida organised the inaugural function of the week-long short-term training programme on ‘Augmented Reality (AR) – Principles and Practices’ on campus.

This ISTE-approved STTP programme was aimed at faculty members, research scholars, academicians and industrialists with a view of enabling participants by providing real-time hands-on experience of the technology.

The key note address was delivered by chief guest and director, Team Inertia Technologies, Goa, Sujeet Shetty who began with informative video illustrating different types of realities (virtual, augmented and mixed reality). He also quoted various applications of AR in the field of engineering and medicine in recent years.

The valedictory function began with the video presentation of excerpts of various AR projects, which were designed and implemented during the five-day training programme. In the valedictory address, CEO of Animation Studio, Balkrishna Kamat shared his story which was influenced by 3D Max software in 1990s. He also listed the various applications of augmented reality in today’s world. He said: “AR enhances one’s current perception of reality whereas in contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with simulated one.”

CEO of Helix Tech, Kunal Kerkar briefed participants about the various applications of augmented reality tools and techniques. He appreciated the participants and requested they use all the techniques which were learned from the training programme and apply them wherever possible. 

The week-long programme was attended by 30 participants from eight different organisations, which included faculty members from four engineering colleges in Goa and industrialists from four industries in Goa, Pune and Mumbai.

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