In focus An event that aims to throw light on unexplored avenues for research in Germany

USA is a popular education destination for many engineering students in the country; the UK and Australia are next in line, but what about the European countries you may ask? To address this very concern, The German House for Research and Innovation (Deutsches Wissenschafts-und Innovationshaus), DWIH’s Excellence on Tour 2013 is being held at Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology. Students from across the city, flocked to listen to lectures by eminent professors and school children participated in a ‘learn German’ workshop. The ‘Excellence on Tour 2013’ is an initiative by the German government and DWIH to promote Germany as a ‘land of ideas’ to help students look at the country as a prospective place to conduct research through a variety of exhibitions, workshops, seminars, lectures, symposiums, quizzes and cultural events.

An interesting feature of the week-long event is the ‘Indo-German Science Slam’ which invites researchers to present their topics to eminent researchers by way of a talk or even a musical performance.

The Wall

Walk into the ‘VIP’ room and you will see an exquisite collection of paintings from Mauer Museum (Wall Museum) in Berlin. Chandana Khan, Secretary to Roads and Buildings Department and Principal Secretary of Tourism Culture Youth and Sports presented 20 paintings and photographs digitised on canvas of the broken pieces of the wall. The concept of the wall stands for negative connotation of the Berlin Wall which divided families, individuals under an authoritarian regime.


Watch out for

Space Theatre Ensemble

April 30, 7.30 p.m.

‘They Said’, an ensemble performance written by Uma Narayan. ‘Woman River’ is composition based on poetic links that bind a larger dramatic work. This has been written by Ujwala Samarth. The event will also include performances of Earth Poetry at DWIH Pavilion.

Documentary screening

May 1, 7.30 p.m.

Watch this 25-minute documentary on Lotte Reiniger (his films have influences animated films and she is said to have created her own entertaining, cultural and historial universe). This will be presented at DWIH Pavilion

Dance adventure

May 2, 7.30 p.m.

A dance adventure through Europe, watch the May Pole Dance and other European Folk Dances at the pavilion grounds.