Pankajakasthuri College of Engineering and Technology, Kerala wins ‘QuEST Ingenium’ 2014 for their project Upper Limb Exoskeleton for assistive rehabilitation.
QuEST Global, a diversified global engineering services company, today announced the winners of its annual pan-India intercollegiate innovation contest – ‘QuEST Ingenium 2014’. The coveted first prize was claimed by Pankajakasthuri College of Engineering and Technology, Kerala for their project Upper Limb Exoskeleton for Power Augmentation and Rehabilitation while the first runners up were Siddaganga Institute of Technology for their project Using Dragsail to De-Orbit Low Earth Orbit Satellites followed by Mepco Schlenk Engineering College for their project Automatic exterior wall painting machine & Rashtriya Vidyalaya College Of Engineering for their project Hand Gesture based Sign Language Recognition System for Speech and Hearing Impaired. The awards were presented by Chris Voysey, Head of Business Management Wing, ESW, Airbus.
“It was once in a life time experience to be a part of QuEST Ingenium 2014. We are lucky to be chosen among the finalists and we are excited to visit the Airbus facility. All thanks to QuEST Global and all who have supported us in this project”, said Vivek and Akhil, members of the winning team.
Projects shortlisted and showcased include –
|College Name||College location||Project Title|
|Pankajakasthuri college of engineering and technology||NEYYATTINKARA , KERALA||Upper Limb Exoskeleton for Power Augmentation and Rehabilitation|
|Kammavari Sangham Institute of Technology||BANGALORE, KARNATAKA||Web Based Cybernetic Assistive Leg Exoskeleton|
|Nitte Mahalinga Adyantaya Memorial Institute of Technology||UDUPI, KARNATAKA||iCar – An Intelligent and Interactive Driver Assistance System|
|SRM Institute of Science & Technology||CHENNAI, TAMILNADU||Fabrication and Analysis Of C-Wing with Whale Tubercles|
|M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology||BANGALORE, KARNATAKA||Tactical UAV|
|Siddaganga Institute of Technology||TUMKUR, KARNATAKA||Using Dragsail to De-Orbit Low Earth Orbit Satellites|
|S G Balekundri Institute Technology||BELGAUM, KARNATAKA||Domestic Power Pack|
|Mepco Schlenk Engineering College||SIVAKASI, TAMIL NADU||Automatic Exterior Wall Painting Machine|
|Rashtriya Vidyalaya College Of Engineering||BANGALORE, KARNATAKA||Hand Gesture Based Sign Language Recognition System for Speech and Hearing Impaired|
|Angadi Institute of Technology and Management||BELGAUM, KARNATAKA||Transmission line Robot|
The winners were adjudged by an independent panel of judges represented by industry/academic veterans such as Prof R Natarajan (former Chairman, AICTE and former Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras), Dr U Chandrasekhar (Director – ESCI), Dr Pandey P K (Head of Aero-Structure Group at UTC Aerospace Systems, Bangalore) andC V Venugopalan, Chief Engineer, QuEST Global.
Chris Voysey, Head of Business Management Wing, ESW, Airbus attended the occasion as the Guest of Honor and congratulated the lucky winners on their success while presenting them with the trophies, the cash prize and the grand prize of the visit to the Airbus facility in the UK.
Commenting on the intercollegiate festival, QuEST Ingenium 2014, Chris Voysey said: “Engineers, by their work, touch the lives of people in so many ways. It is important that they understand the enormous impact of their work and demonstrate that responsibility in their day-to-day activities. Ingenium is an event where engineers get an opportunity to demonstrate how they can touch lives of people. We are pleased to support the Ingenium event with QuEST Global and encourage responsible engineering.”
Winners and participants of Ingenium 2014 were also encouraged by the Chief Guest of the event, Tessy Thomas, India’s first woman Project Lead for the Agni IV missile project.
Commenting on the intercollegiate festival, QuEST Ingenium 2014, Ms. Thomas said: “It is commendable to witness leading engineering firms like QuEST Global come forward to organize intercollegiate events on the scale of QuEST Ingenium. India has a lot of passionate students, especially in the Engineering sector and such platforms gives ample opportunity to these students to showcase new ideas and innovations that can be implemented to tackle real-world challenges. This developing talent pool continues to raise India’s international profile in engineering.”
In this 4th edition of Ingenium, QuEST Global in association with Airbus is giving winners the opportunity to travel on an all expenses sponsored trip to the largest Airbus facility based in the United Kingdom, in addition to a cash price. As a part of this tour, winning students will be taken to the world’s most modern aircraft wing assembly facility located at the state-of-art Airbus plant in Broughton, North Wales.
Also present on the occasion Dr. Ajay Prabhu, COO of QuEST Global adds, “The Engineering Services industry in India is expected to quadruple to $40B by 2020 requiring more than ten lakh core engineers of excellent quality. We are able to deliver value to our customers by this skilled engineering talent pool along with our domain experts who work with such skilled engineers. We have been working closely with the educational institutes to encourage future engineers of India. Our employees also volunteer for promoting STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Maths) education across the world. Ingenium has come a long way in bringing out the talent of engineering students from across the length and breadth of the country.”
The entries invited earlier this year were from final year B.E/B.Tech engineering students from core engineering domains spanning Aerospace & Defense, Aeroengines, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Power Generation and Production Engineering from across India. Following a stringent and meticulous selection process by an independent jury, 2146 entries were considered and 10 entries have been shortlisted after multiple rounds of evaluation to travel to Bangalore and present their projects to a panel of experts.
QuEST Ingenium 4thedition received an outstanding nationwide response, as compared to the last year, this year saw a dramatic increase in the number of entries. A total of over 2146 entries were received from 1264 colleges across 23 states year reflect the growing popularity of this contest among engineering students.
About QuEST Ingenium
QuEST Global, as part of its University Relationship Programme, launched Ingenium, to promote engineering excellence and grow interest in core engineering as an exciting and challenging career option. The aerospace and defense, automotive sectors show much propensity to grow in the coming years; and with favorable drivers such as India’s competitiveness in manufacturing, engineering services, offset obligations of OEMs, Government support and increased spending on defense, companies like QuEST are making efforts to encourage and hone the large talent pool this country has to offer. This is the fourth successful edition of Ingenium, a platform for engineering students to explore the feel of a real life hands on experience via the competitive route.
The students as part of their visit also met with the judges, as well as the engineers at QuEST (Existing and New Hires) who shared their experiences with the students.
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About QuEST Global
We are Quest Global. We’re in the business of engineering, but what we’re really building is a brighter future. It’s not just what we do, but why we do it that makes us different. We believe engineering has the unique opportunity to solve the problems of today that stand in the way of tomorrow. For more than 25 years, we have strived to be the most trusted partner for the world’s hardest engineering problems. As a global organization headquartered in Singapore, we live and work in 17 countries, with 67 global delivery centers and offices, driven by 17,500+ extraordinary employees who make the impossible possible every day. Quest Global delivers world-class end-to-end engineering solutions by leveraging our deep industry knowledge and digital expertise. By bringing together technologies and industries, alongside the contributions of diverse individuals and their areas of expertise, we are able to solve problems better, faster. This multi-dimensional approach enables us to solve the most critical and large-scale challenges across the aerospace & defense, automotive, energy, hi-tech, healthcare, medical devices, rail and semiconductor industries.
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