The Award Ceremony was conducted through virtual mode on September 21. Also, four projects from MITE were awarded the ‘Best Project of the year -2020’. The event is supported by the Department of Science and Technology of State Government through KSCST. A total of 23 innovative Projects from MITE had bagged sponsorship through KSCST in the year 2019-20.
Four student projects of MITE from various departments were selected for the Best Project of the Year Award. The project ‘Design and Modeling of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine to extract energy from Highways to Power Electric Vehicle charging Stations’ by Sanjay M V, Clavin W Sequeira, T D Teeshma, and Vishalakshi T B was guided by Vishwareetha K R, assistant professor of the department of aeronautical engineering. The project ‘Generation of Photo Realistic Images using GAN and SPADE’ by Adarsh K R, Akshaya M, Shubham Dogra was guided by Venkatramana Bhat P, professor and head of the department of computer science and engineering. The project ‘Intelligent Wiper system for Vehicle’ by Arun Kumar, Prasad, Suman P N, Vishwanatha J was guided by Dony A D’Souza, senior assistant professor of the department of electronics and communication engineering. The project ‘Remote operated Arecanut plucking and spraying Machine’ by Pramith Shetty, Venkatesh Prabhu N, Rakesh, Ashwin K was guided by Purandara Naik and Bhanuprakash H S, assistant professor of department of mechanical engineering.
Rajesh Chouta, chairman of MITE applauded the departments for consistently winning the award at KSCST. He said that the institution has always promoted innovation by embracing the best teaching methodologies with highly experienced and resourceful faculty.
The student proposals from around the state are reviewed by an expert panel that has senior scientists from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and other national labs. Selected projects are funded by KSCST. On completion, the projects are again reviewed by the expert panel which selects the projects for seminar and exhibition based on the innovation and its contribution to the society at large.