Students of Mangalore Institute of Technology & Engineering, Moodabidri (MITE) secured the First Prize in the State Level Project Competition AVISHKAR 2020, conducted by the TEQIP Cell of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi. The Project ‘Medical Emergency Drone’, showcased by Students of MITE won the prestigious award out of a total of 350 teams that participated in the competition. The Award ceremony was held on the 19th of August 2020 through Virtual Mode. The Chief Guest for the award ceremony was Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Honorable Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Higher Education, Karnataka. The Team members of the Project constituted of Students of III Year Engineering- Mr. Lanston Pramith Fernandes and Mr. Darren Melroy Menezes of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Ms. Rashmitha of Information Science & Engineering Department, and Mr. Nishal K of Electronics & Communication Engineering Department. The Team was guided by Dr. C R Rajshekhar, Vice Principal & Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department. The Team also received a cash prize of Rs. 25,000.
The Project Competition ‘Avishkar’ was conducted by VTU TEQIP cell for pre final year UG and PG students involved in technical education. The objective of this event was to promote scientific thinking and bring out innovation to address the modern requirements of the society. Students involved in projects related to various topics such as women safety, Swachh Bharath, Swasth Bharath, Digital India, Green energy were encouraged to participate and compete intensely in this event. The competition consisted of a bi-level and a final round scrutiny by experts in the above field to bring out the best among the competing teams.
A total of 120 Teams were shortlisted for the Second round from the participating 350 Teams, and the teams that made through the second level of the event entered the final leg of the competition. Two Student Teams of MITE had participated in the Competition. The Award winning Project “Medical Emergency Drone” (MED) participated in the general category of the event. The project involved meticulous planning, execution and numerous alterations to the prototype during the various stages of development that led to the optimal performance of the final working model. The aim of this project was to deliver an Automated External Defibrillator in the shortest span of time to the required location. Data collection by MED from the Hospital and execute it on the patient in optimum time without the necessity of personnel involved is a unique feature attained in this work by the team. This also would facilitate improved survival chances of a patient.