'Automated plant watering system’ wins CSI-InApp national award

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 10, 2017

An automated plant watering system designed by Aditya Engineering College, Surampalem, West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, has been adjudged the best in sixth CSI-In App National Student Project Awards contest.

Amarnath Raja, CEO of Technopark-based InApp, inaugurated the sixth contest at a function organised here by the local chapter of the Computer Society of India (CSI).

Best projects

The awards have been instituted to identify and recognise the best software projects designed and implemented by engineering students.

The expert jury received 465 submissions from 14 states across the country of which 76 projects were shortlisted in the initial screening.

In the second round, the selected project teams interacted with the jury through video conferencing.

The 19 teams so selected contested in the grant finale at Thiruvananthapuram demonstrating their concepts. Winners were chosen from the presentations.

The winning team from Andhra Pradesh comprised I Pratyusha, CAruna Devi, N. Sankesh Reddy, and A Sruthi, and their guide A Vanathi.

Campus e-wallet

The consolation prize went to the project ‘Campus e-wallet” from St Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology, Palai, Kerala, represented by Avees Joseph, Jerin Thomas, Aiswarya Sambath, Anjaly Manuel, Smitha Jacob (guide).

In addition, a special mention by the jury went to the project ‘Golden aid: an emergency ambulance system’ from Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

The winning team team comprised Arun Krishna, Toney Dias, Anita Acha George, Asheena Sara Varghese and Divya RS (guide).

According to InApp’s Raja, the fourth industrial revolution that innovates, disrupts and transforms every field of human activity is happening right in front of us.

'Transformation phase'

“Our country needs maximum students with innovative ideas and technical skills to spearhead the revolution,” he said.

‘India is aggressively partaking in the transformation process. Digital technology has linked 90 crore mobile numbers with Aadhaar cards and bank accounts for financial inclusion and transfer of benefits directly to citizens.

Now with billions of people connected by mobile devices, with latest developments in connectivity and computing, analytics and intelligence, human machine interface, advanced materials and innovative ways of production, distribution and governance, more fundamental changes would happen on the way we live, work and interact in the coming days, Raja added.

Babu K, chair of the local CSI chapter, and Satish Babu, past national president of CSI, also spoke.

Published on June 10, 2017
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