SMVDU, Katra: A guest lecture was conducted by Prof. M. Balakrishna from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He talked about Assistive technologies for differently-abled persons. He discussed the problems faced by the visually impaired persons in daily life. He told about his project named ASSISTECH which is intended to help visually impaired people by solving two main problems for them namely education and mobility and develops economically viable devices. The project was started as a student project in IIT Delhi whose product is now used by a lot of impaired persons. He motivated students to take up such initiatives to help differently-abled persons and how we can use technology to make their life easier. He explained the working of devices which they are developing namely Smart Cane, On Board etc. He also showed students one of the device which they are developing. During the lecture, Dr. Ajay Kaul, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SMVDU and other faculty members and a lot of students were present. The lecture was followed by extensive interactive session.