• Submission of Proposals - 31st December 2018
• Prototype/ software verification (First Round of Selection) – 25 & 26 February 2019
• Date of Exhibition – 05 April, 2019
• Venue – Department of ECE, Techno International New Town.
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Techno International New Town, jointly organize a Project Exhibition and Competition on 5th April 2019 at the department of ECE premises. The contest is open to all undergraduate/ graduate engineering students. A total of 19 project groups from various departments participated in the competition at the final round.
There is a need to encourage research and development activities amongst the budding engineers during the formative years of their undergraduate studies so that they begin their professional career well prepared with ideas and innovative skills. In order to provide impetus to the economic growth of the country and its development, it is important to promote leading edge indigenous technologies which are innovative, cost effective and appropriate for our environment.
This type of event will not only aims at identifying innovative and creative research projects undertaken by the students, but also to put on record an early recognition of students’ innovation. This will surely inspire the students to mark the beginning step of a brilliant career and can invite national/ global recognition by attending prestigious engineering fairs.
Techno International New Town (TINT) encourages scientific investigations, researches and inventions aiming at the all-round development of the society. Major thrust of organizing this event is to put on record that the Institute shows its top priority involvement in academic/ Entrepreneur boost up for the students.
Objectives of the competition:
• To encourage young engineers engaging themselves in industry oriented research as well as to provide an opportunity to the students to give freedom to nurture their innovative ideas and entrepreneurial acumen.
• To promote joint projects with Industry, Research Laboratories and Academic Institutions.
• To help students to seek feedback from Industry personnel for further development of the recognized projects, which may ultimately become new and innovative industrial processes or products and may give first-in-the market advantage.
We received quite a good number of proposals from students of various departments; however, due to logistic and other constraints, we could not include all the proposals. The high-level Screening Committee scrutinized all the proposals based on the criteria of innovativeness, positive outcome, successful completion within specific time and budget frames, societal benefits, etc and approved 19 proposals to qualify in the final round of competition.
Patrons – Prof. Dr. R. T. Goswami, Director, TINT & Prof. Dr. S. P. Ghosh, Registrar, TINT
Mentors - Prof. Dr. P. K. Ghosh, Professor in ECE & Prof. Dr. Abhijit Patra, Associate Professor in ME
Convener – Prof. Dr. Manabendra Maiti, Head – ECE & Prof. Dr. T. K. Nandi, Head - ME
1. Inauguration – 10:30 – 11:00 AM
2. Project Exhibition – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
3. Valedictory & Prize Distribution – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The competition was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. R. T. Goswami, Director, TINT, Kolkata. In his inaugural address, Prof. Goswami emphasized the need for exposure for the students to the industrial environment, which was the basic motive in organizing the project competition. He stressed the need for the engineers and faculty to keep themselves abreast of the recent developments in the rapidly changing field of Technology. Also he explained need of such activity at the various departments of this college to give exposure to their students regarding the various activities carried out by other Institutes in the country.
Prof. Dr. Manabendra Maiti, Head of ECE department delivered welcome speech. He stressed the importance of such involvement of students along with routine academic teaching & learning. He proposed that the winners of this competition will be provided all facilities to attend various State and National level project competitions.
Prof. Dr. S. P. Ghosh, Registrar, TINT highlighted the importance of live projects carried out by the students and he pointed out that the theory and practice should go hand in hand. He also stressed that confidence building in students is of prime importance in this age of cut-throat competition and the project competition provides such a platform.
Heads and Professors of other departments were also present at the inauguration.
The panel of judges consisted of judicious mix of personalities from industry and academic field. They were:
1. Professor D. Raychoudhuri, Retired Professor of department of Electronic Science, Calcutta University, presently Professor in the department of ECE of TINT.
2. Mr. Ayan Kar, Director – Entrepreneurs face, Kolkata
All the project of students were adjudged worthy of praise and of competitive industrial acceptance;
The following groups of students received prizes at the hands of the Professors and Dignitaries.
1. Project Name – Voice -controlled home automation system
Team Name - TECHTRONS
Group Members - Somraj Banerjee, Subhodeep Paul, Devyank Singh, Md. Khalid
Abstract – The project aims at to come up with a prototype module which will control house-hold appliances using variable voice commands. The different ascent of the voice of the family members will also be identified and sensed.
2. Project Name – Smart-home automation system
Team Name – RISING AUTOMATION
Group Members - Abhik Saha, Arpan Pal, Debayan Mukherjee, Sneha Khatua
Abstract – The working module will be applicable to control electrical appliances with voice commands from Google Assistant. Not only electrical appliances, the module has been tested for opening/ closing parking doors, surrounding the premises and gardening lighting on/ off, etc.
3. Project Name – Voice instructed blind stick with GPS tracking system
Team Name - ECE EMPEROR
Group Members - Snehashis Ghosh, Somdatta Ghosh, Shailee Bhattacharjee, Sourav Bhattacharjee
Abstract – The idea of this project originated while witnessing many incidents/ accidents happening with the blind persons due to their physical disability and challenges in functioning independently. The project module is the design of an autonomous blind stick, which can instruct a visually challenged person through voice commands enabling him/ her walk safely on the road. The stick is equipped with GSM module to monitor the exact location of the person. In case of any difficulty being faced, the person can notify by a pop-up message to his/ her relatives.
4. Project Name – Mini vacuum cleaner
Team Name - THE THINKERS
Group Members - Trishit Jamah, Amit Kumar Thakur, Abhimanyu Kumar
Abstract – Huge amount of used materials such as plastic bottles, pipe, tin sheets, etc are thrown away and wasted. The waste materials can be recycled for innovative purposes thereby meeting the environment care. The project “mini vacuum cleaner” is constructed from such waste materials along with some additional electrical appliances. The basic principle is that when a centrifugal fan rotates, it makes air to flow inside the chamber made of waste plastic bottle. This sucks dust and other materials and deposit inside the chamber. The chamber can be cleaned periodically and the dirty materials be destroyed. The team members wants to forward the message of reuse, recycle and blending.
Valedictory & Prize Distribution Ceremony:
The prize distribution ceremony for the project competition was held on the same day at 2:30 PM onwards. Dr. S. Pyne, Director, International Relations of TIG was Chief Guest for the function. In her speech, Dr. Pyne stressed on the need to bridge the gap between industry and academia by way of such project competition.
Prof. Dr. P. K. Ghosh, Mentor of the event, gave an account of number of projects received for the competition and the number of selected for the final presentation. He was happy to point out that the selected projects have shown the important areas of information and communication technology. In the projects, he found innovativeness, creativity and great impact in societal benefits and environment care. He was also delighted for the enthusiastic response of the student community for this event and claimed that such event will be an Annual Event of this college.
Prof. Dr. T. K. Nandi, Head of ME department proposed vote of thanks. He announced that such a competition will be notified well in advance for the next session and suggested that all colleges under TIG may be included. He also reiterated that every project should contain evidence of originality, innovativeness, practical utility to industry and society, and environmental care.
This is worthy to mention that the honorable Managing Director of Techno India Group visited the Exhibition. And was presented with a portrait sketched by Mr. Snehasish Ghosh, a second year student of ECE department as a small token of gratitude for his kind patronage and mentorship.
Hon’ble MD sir visited all the project modules and encouraged students to carry on such activities. He also highly appreciated some of the projects and assured to facilitate the students who have the mindset of building careers as entrepreneurs.