TI Analog Design Contest showcases Indian student innovations

28th April 2014
TI Analog Design Contest  showcases Indian student innovations
A student from the Karamveer Bhaurao Patil College of Engineering show the operation of a hydraulic robot arm controlled by a human arm at the Texas Innovation India Analog Design contest 2014 ( Photo: IndiaTechOnline)

Bangalore, April 28, 2014: The 2014 edition of the“Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge: India Analog Design Contest ” held recently, drew entries from over  7000 students nationwide, submitting  over 1700 entries.  The  50  who made it to the finals, exhibited their projects at a well attended expo in the TI Bangalore campus. There were 19 finalists and 29 consolation prize winners in the exhibits programme, all of whom received cash awards and certificates. The 19 finalists will also competed for the top 3 awards that include the prestigious Chairman's Award with a cash prize of $10,000 that was  shared by students from  the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Jamalpur and the RV Engineering College Bangalore.
The students contest was held on the sidelines of the TI Educators Conference  which featured more than 50 paper presentations in 9 technical sessions. These papers and technical sessions were  in areas such as Industrial & Instrumentation, Automotive, Security &safety and Medical
“In India, TI has a robust University program encompassing nearly 2000 labs in engineering colleges to help encourage innovation in system and applications design using TI’s Analog and Embedded Processing products. TI gives strong emphasis to the nurturing of technical talent in universities across the country,” said  Sanjay Srivastava, Director - University Programs, TI India.
 “TI Educators conference  2014 provided an ideal platform to launch the  next Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge: India Analog Design Contest 2015” said Dr. C P Ravikumar, General Chair, TIIEC 2014. “The two-tiered contest will start at the college level across India in May 2014 and culminate in a national level contest in April 2015.” 
This year's  student contest entries included many  innovative as well as socially relevant projects.
Link to a full list of winners here
Do see our Image of the Day spot for a  pictorial collage. 
We also have for a few days, a video in our Tech Video Spot on our home page,  on the entry  from students of M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (Bangalore), a futuristic technology that  automates the detection and characterization of  road conditions