December 13, 2010
School of Engineering, Bengaluru
The Amrita students have done it again. Chosen to work on a project at the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, the team consisting of Abinaya C., Manjuvani G. B., Ramya C. R. and Ranjani N., developed an advanced software application that this Govt. of India enterprise has begun using.
“We are told that the application which replaced the manual process saves a lot of time and provides more transactional accuracy,” proudly shared the students.
Named the Smart Office Application, the student-developed software helps computerize and maintain HR records of all company employees. Many software solutions are available, of course, to do these tasks, but they cost several thousands of rupees. The student software comes free to the company.
“Our application provides a set of features to maintain employee records, handle their leave applications, generate individual salary reports as well as consolidated ones. The application handles the processing of payroll and the generation of payslips at the start of every month.”
In addition, the application is designed to maintain stock and financial details of the company as well as a dispatch record for all company communications.
In August 2010, the application was deployed at the Bengaluru office of RVNL.
“The HR staff told us that they can now obtain any required details with a mouse-click,” the students shared. “They like the application for its user-friendliness.”
“They feel that the application has helped enhance the efficiency of their whole system.”
Abinaya C., Manjuvani G. B., Ramya C. R. and Ranjani N. are all students of B.Tech. (Information Systems) at Amrita’s Bengaluru campus. Earlier, K. Sree Harsha from the same campus, a B.Tech. student of Electronics and Communication Engineering was chosen to complete his internship at the prestigious John F. Welch Technology Center.
An undertaking of GE India, the Technology Center in Bengaluru, named after the legendary ex-CEO of GE, is a hubbub of research in the latest technologies. Harsha worked in the Medical Image Analysis Lab at the Center.
“My task was to integrate information from various aspects of ischemic stroke analysis such as AIF informati, lesion location and relevant statistics in a single structured report format,” he stated, sharing technical details of his work.
Ultimately his work will impact various aspects of image processing including the recording of medical image data in various formats, image fusion, surface rendering and volume rendering.
“I gained experience in programming with ITK and VTK toolkits within the Python,” he added.
Amrita congratulates these students who, even while studying, took the initiative to identify local business needs, and worked to offer solutions. We hope that their example inspires countless others to do likewise.