Thiruvananthapuram: Two engineering colleges from Kerala have ensured their places in the list of 10 finalists of QuEST Ingenium 2017, an all-India engineering talent search competition.
Students from Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam and Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Thrissur will compete with other eight engineering colleges in the country on September 15 here.
The top 10 projects are spread across Aerospace, Automotive, Embedded & Electronics and Mechanical streams.
An expert panel evaluated the teams on the basis of the project’s ability to solve a key problem in the Mechatronics stream across different industries that will deliver value to the society.
During the finale of Ingenium 2017, these 10 teams, selected from 8,000 teams, will showcase their projects to industry experts and the winner will get a chance to visit the Airbus facility in Germany along with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.
The top 10 teams of Ingenium 2017 are Park College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu; Chandigarh University, Punjab; Saintgits College of Engineering, Kerala; Sri Sairam Engineering College, Tamil Nadu; Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Kerala; Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore; M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), Karnataka; Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu; Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Karnataka; and MVJ College of Engineering (MVJCE), Karnataka.
S Narayanan, Vice President and Centre Head, QuEST Global, Thiruvananthapuram said that compared to the previous editions of QuEST Ingenium, there was a significant increase in registrations from engineering students in Kerala this year.