Thiruvananthapuram: The grand finale of QuEST Ingenium 2017, the national engineering talent search competition conducted by Technopark-based QuEST Global, will be held on September 15 at Taj Vivanta here.
Around 10 engineering colleges from across the country will vie for the coveted cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh and for the great opportunity to visit the Airbus facility in Germany.
Two engineering colleges from Kerala– Saint Gits College of Engineering, Kottayam and Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Thrissur– have also made it to the top 10.
The finalists were selected from 8,000 registered teams. The finalists were chosen based on the expert panel’s evaluation of the projects on their ability to solve a key problem in the Mechatronics stream across different industries that will deliver value to the society.
The finalist projects are spread across Aerospace, Automotive, Embedded & Electronics and Mechanical streams. S. Narayanan, Vice President and Centre Head, QuEST Global, said unlike the previous editions, there was a great increase in registrations from engineering students in Kerala this year for the competition.
Students from Saintgits College of Engineering will showcase their project “Electricity Generation Using Speed Breakers.”
Developed by Jobby George and Jose Tom, the project aims at generating electricity using the braking system of vehicles like trucks, buses, cars and two-wheelers.
Instead of the regular speed breakers on the roads, the students’ team proposes the use of speed breakers that consists of return spring enclosed within the frictionless sheet.
When the vehicle passes by this speed breaker, the energy produced by the vehicles can be converted into electricity that can be stored in the battery and can be converted into AC current using the inverter.
Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology will present their project “HOPE – Method of communication using breath for patients suffering from paralysis.”
The project by Pullarikal Gokul Sathyan and Prince Francis aims at developing a new method of communication using breath of the person, who is suffering from paralysis.
The other finalists: Park College of Engineering & Technology, Tamil Nadu; Chandigarh University of Punjab; Sri Sairam Engineering College, Tamil Nadu; Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore; MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Karnataka; Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu; Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka and MVS College of Engineering, Karnataka.