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72 PKM Proposal Directed by ITS Succeed on Get Funding

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Program Kreativitas Mahasiswa (PKM) Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)

The Student Creativity Program Team (PKM) of ITS who had competed in the Pimnas

ITS Campus, ITS News – Good news comes from the scientific world of ITS. This time, as many as 72 proposal titles that have been successfully funded in the Student Creativity Program (PKM) held by the Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs (Belmawa) Directorate General of Higher Education (Ditjen Dikti) Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) with a total incentive worth Rp 375.5 million rupiah.

Head of the Sub-Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Career Development of the Directorate of Student Affairs ITS Ir Arief Abdurrakhman ST MT delivers, of the 72 titles that passed the funding stage, 39 titles derived from the PKM research Eksakta (PKMPE), followed by 16 titles of PKM Karsa Cipta (PKMKC), 12 PKM Entrepreneurship (PKMK) titles, three PKM social Research titles of Humanities (PKMPSH) and two community services PKM titles (PKMM).

Previously ITS own has done several steps and strategies to deliver a team of achievements to the prestigious event that comes down to the National Student Scientific Week (Pimnas) later. “For that, we have prepared and run nine programs,” said Arief.

The man who is entrusted to the Directorate of his student affairs to escort his head towards Pimnas is describing his nine programs. The first is the integration and division of tasks between all stakeholders in ITS, ranging from laboratories, research and Innovation Center, faculty, departments, professors, lecturers to students themselves.

One form of the program is the establishment of an escort team PKM consisting of student activity units (SMEs) reasoning, Alumni Pimnas, and also the research and technology team of ITS Student Executive Body (BEM). “This team known as the ten-November Knights is the leading guard, from students and for students,” said Arief.

Not only that, but ITS also formed Kopassus ITS consists of lecturers who have excellence in the field of research, so it is possible to share the topic of the research of each lecturer.

ITS also prepares guidebooks as well as the technical implementation of PKM to Pimnas later. The next step is the implementation of the workshop with the National Jury and the information and Student management system (SIM Belmawa).

Program Kreativitas Mahasiswa (PKM) Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)

Ir Arief Abdurrakhman ST MT, commander of the escort team of student creativity Program (PKM) to the National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) 2020 for ITS

Further, the light of Arief, ITS also provides Key Performance Indicator (KPI) points and special incentives for lecturers and students contributing to the PKM. “Hopefully, it can be a stimulus that motivates the totality of the team,” added the lecturer of the Department of Instrumentation Engineering Faculty of ITS Vocations.

Regarding the implementation of PKM in this pandemic period, Arief said, several challenges must be faced due to changes in the implementation of activities. Where all PKM activities should be implemented online and limited working time until September. “The student location is also scattered throughout Indonesia, therefore we must be adaptive and continue to improve communication and cooperation,” said the lecturer born 1987.

Responding to ITS achievement this year, Arief admitted that he felt grateful and confirmed that he will continue to optimize the achievements that have been achieved. For that, it takes synergy, collaboration, and contributions of all elements and stakeholders in ITS for the optimization of implementation of PKM activities
“Our struggle is not complete, because its determination is when Pimnas later,” he said reminded.

Arief also told the team who got funding, not to take a hand and to account for the grace they achieved while maintaining the totality and spirit of competing. “For those who have not escaped, because there will always be another opportunity,” he said.

The academician incorporated in the Industrial instrumentation laboratory also hopes that this PKM can establish a culture of scientific thinking in the Institute’s environment and become a form of real contribution to society. “Hopefully the totality of thought, time, energy, and material that we provide this can bring a positive impact in the future,” he concluded. (rys/Anjani/ITS Public Relation Officer)

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