“Platinum award” with INR 10 Lakhs at KPIT Sparkle


A project by students of Mechanical Engineering of MITE won the Platinum Award at the Prestigious Annual National Design and Innovation Contest KPIT Sparkle 2017, conducted annually by KPIT. The Team won the Platinum Award with a Cash Prize of Rs. 10 Lakhs for their Project “Frictionless Gear Transmission Using Polymagnets”.

The team was awarded by Hon’ble Minister for HRD, Mr. Prakash Javadekar and Mr. Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM. The team emerged victorious in the contest evaluated by a panel of eminent jury from various parts of the globe. The team comprised of Sharafath Shahsu V P, Nandu J Krishnan, Sayuj Vijayan T and Mohammad Asif Abdulla and were guided by Mr. Saviraj A S, Asst Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. The Team was one amongst the 35 Top Finalists in India amongst 1500 Teams who had submitted their Ideas.

About KPIT Sparkle:
KPIT Sparkle 2017:
‘KPIT Sparkle’ is an annual all India Science and Engineering students contest held by KPIT Technologies Ltd. Since its inception in 2014, this has been a go-to event for students from science and engineering colleges including premier Engineering Institutes in India. KPIT Sparkle 2017 aims at fostering a culture of innovation and critical thinking among engineering and science students across colleges in India. This year, the contest was introduced in Munich too. The contest theme for this year was: Smart Cities – Towards a smarter coexistence. The innovative ideas were invited from students on the two domains – Smart Transportation and Smart Infrastructure.

Team MITE @ KPIT Sparkle:
Two teams from MITE got shortlisted for the finale of Top 35 projects, which were selected from 1545 projects across the Nation. Around 10518 students registered for the event from 329 colleges. In addition to the Award winning team, another Team from the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering also was selected for the finale for their project – “Automation of Waste Water Harnessing to generate Electric power using SMFC Methodology”. The Six Students have also been given a Job offer at KPIT. It is worth to recall that, in the year 2016 also, one team from MITE had got shortlisted for the finale and were awarded the ‘Most Promising Innovators Award’. The students have been successful in winning laurels for the successive years.

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