Team Vision, a trailblazing student team of 2016-2020 batch of B.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, has added another feather in its cap by securing a top 25 rank out of 40,000 teams worldwide, in the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) EngiNX 2018 contest.
EngiNX is an engineering design & innovation contest organized by TCS - Engineering & Industrial Services Unit. The theme of the contest was 'Digital Twin'. A Digital Twin is an exact copy or a replica of a physical asset or a system and behaves similarly to an IoT device. It provides students an opportunity to provide a solution to a real-life problem using the concept of Digital Twin and also start their career with TCS IoT unit and helps TCS spot talent with demonstrable skills. A digital twin, when conceived right from the conceptual design phase through the deployment phase, will enable a complete digital footprint of the product. This is the sixth season of this prestigious contest. Amrita CSE team is developing a digital twin for logistics and supply chain management process.
Dr. Latha Parameswaran, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore, said, "Innovation is the motto of the CSE department. We have been constantly encouraging our students and faculty members to innovate in cutting-edge technologies like the digital twin, IoT and showcase these in international and national contests. I am very proud of the achievements of this CSE team, Team Vision".
For EnginX, Team Vision members, Anupam Rajanish, Sakthisree Venkatesan, Yeshwanth Sripathy and Vijey Shrivatsan, took the lead in developing the digital twin along with the team mentor, Prof. Prashant R. Nair, Vice-Chairman, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore. TCS representatives will now engage with this student team and explore possibilities of providing start-up funding and support.