ACCS Design Challenge 2018 showcases Engineering Innovations

March 12, 2019, Bangalore – The fifth edition of ACCS Design Challenge (ADC 2018) concluded successfully this past week end at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB).

ACCS administers the design challenge to provide engineering students – from across the nation, opportunities for learning beyond curriculum and solve real-life challenges using state-of-the-art technologies. Participating teams developed innovative and effective solutions across application environments in Healthcare, Energy Management, Smart Transportation Systems and Wearable Technologies.

Over 150 teams across the country submitted proposals which were screened for their uniqueness of concept and innovation. About 95 teams qualifying teams were invited to present the What, Why and How of their project with the help of a demo, wherever possible and posters during ADCOM 2018 in September 2018 at Bangalore. A total of 42 teams advanced to the next round of evaluation in January 2019 and 17 teams competed in the finals for the top honors.

The finalists showcased their designs – with working prototypes, reviewed and judged by an eminent panel of jurors from across the industry and academia.

ADC 2018 Jury

The team from SA Engineering College, Chennai, represented by Jagan P, Hariharan V C, Mohamed Ashraf Thaha L, and Raghu U, from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and mentored by Dr. S. Priya, were awarded the First prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- for their effort on building a ‘Bionic arm’ – A Wearable for Gesture Recognition for the disabled.

ADC 2018 Winners
SA Engineering College, Chennai

Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai, represented by Sumedh Naik, Soham Jagtap, Vedali Chaudhari and Sameep Pote from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and mentored by Prof. Dayanand Ambavade won the the Second Prize of Rs. 60,000/- for their project on developing ‘Posturainer’ – a device for human posture training and control.

ADC 2018 Second Prize
Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai

The crew from Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, represented by Yogeshwaran P, Gokul Raj, Sheik Badusha M and Siva Alagappan, from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and mentored by Prof. B Vignesh Kumar, bagged the Third PrizeRs. 40,000/- for their work on ‘Smart Vehicle incorporating a plethora of driver assistance systems’.

ADC 2018 Third Prize
Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi

The jury also recognized three ‘Most Promising Projects’ with a Rs. 15,000/- purse each for the teams from:

1. Muthoot Institute of Technology & Science, Varikoli, Kerala, led by Naveen Anil, Haseeb KM and Sabeer Hussain from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Basil Skaria of Department of Computer Science, for ‘Autonomous Braking System’

ADC 2018 – Most Promising Projects
Muthoot Institute of Technology & Science, Varikoli, Kerala

2. Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai, led by Shaunak Sachin Thakar, Sahil Atulkumar Vora and Amey Vidyadhars Sawant from the Department of Electronics & Telecommunication, for developing ‘Digital Vaidya’ – a Ayurvedic diagnostic system.

ADC 2018 – Most Promising Projects
Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai

3. Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore team represented by Piyush Goenka and Ramanath Amith, from the Department of Electronics & Communications Engineering, for their design of a ‘Low Visibility Driver Assist System’.

ADC 2018 – Most Promising Projects
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore

The prizes were presented by Sh. Sanjeev Keskar, Managing Director of Arrow Electronics and Sh. M. Srinivas of Ricoh Innovations at the ADC 2018 Awards Evening at IIIT Bangalore on 10th March 2019.

The Advanced Computing and Communications Society and our host International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore take great pleasure in congratulating the winners of the ACCS Design Challenge this year.

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