A student team, Team EXALTERS, from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, won the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) EngiNX Challenge 2019.
In the Grand finale of the seventh edition of its premier Engineering and Internet of Things (IoT) challenge, EngiNX – Engineering for the Next Generation, held at Kolkatta, the team presented their project titled “The Pioneers of a Viable and Versatile Wearable for Suppression and Nullification of Hand Tremors.”
The team EXALTERS was mentored by Dr. Shriram K. Vasudevan (Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus). Amrita was also the grand title winner for the TCS EngiNX 2018 edition.
EngiNX is an Engineering Design Innovation contest conducted every year by Tata Consultancy Services and this year, the Amrita team EXALTERS was awarded prize money of Rs. 5 lakhs.
The challenge witnessed registrations from over one lakh students from 400 institutes across the nation with the theme ‘Digital Eminence: Making Things Smart’, the goal for participants was to create smart products that would help reshape businesses, and also impact everyday lives.
The teams used digital technologies, such as IoT, data analytics and cognitive systems, to solve problems in manufacturing, social, life science and healthcare, and consumer goods and logistics.
After four thought-provoking rounds, the top five teams made it to the grand finale. and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore was declared the winner, followed by runner up – Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkatta and second runner up – K. S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
The winners were awarded a grand prize of Rs. 5 lakhs, while the runners up took home Rs 2. 5 lakhs, and the second runner up received Rs. 1 lakh and all the finalists received provisional offers to join TCS after completing their engineering degrees.