Pankajakasthuri College of Engineering and Technology, Kerala wins ‘Quest Ingenium’ 2014 for their project Upper Limb Exoskeleton for assistive rehabilitation.

Quest Global, a diversified global engineering services company, today announced the winners of its annual pan-India intercollegiate innovation contest – ‘Quest Ingenium 2014’. The coveted first prize was claimed by Pankajakasthuri College of Engineering and Technology, Kerala for their project Upper Limb Exoskeleton for Power Augmentation and Rehabilitation while the first runners up were Siddaganga Institute of Technology for their project Using Dragsail to De-Orbit Low Earth Orbit Satellites followed by Mepco Schlenk Engineering College for their project Automatic exterior wall painting machine & Rashtriya Vidyalaya College Of Engineering for their project Hand Gesture based Sign Language Recognition System for Speech and Hearing Impaired. The awards were presented by Chris Voysey, Head of Business Management Wing, ESW, Airbus.

“It was once in a life time experience to be a part of Quest Ingenium 2014. We are lucky to be chosen among the finalists and we are excited to visit the Airbus facility. All thanks to Quest Global and all who have supported us in this project”, said Vivek and Akhil, members of the winning team.

Projects shortlisted and showcased include –

College Name College location Project Title
Pankajakasthuri college of engineering and technology NEYYATTINKARA , KERALA Upper Limb Exoskeleton for Power Augmentation and Rehabilitation
Kammavari Sangham Institute of Technology BANGALORE, KARNATAKA Web Based Cybernetic Assistive Leg Exoskeleton
Nitte Mahalinga Adyantaya Memorial Institute of Technology UDUPI, KARNATAKA iCar – An Intelligent and Interactive Driver Assistance System
SRM Institute of Science & Technology CHENNAI, TAMILNADU Fabrication and Analysis Of C-Wing with Whale Tubercles
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology BANGALORE, KARNATAKA Tactical UAV
Siddaganga Institute of Technology TUMKUR, KARNATAKA Using Dragsail to De-Orbit Low Earth Orbit Satellites
S G Balekundri Institute Technology BELGAUM, KARNATAKA Domestic Power Pack
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College SIVAKASI, TAMIL NADU Automatic Exterior Wall Painting Machine
Rashtriya Vidyalaya College Of Engineering BANGALORE, KARNATAKA Hand Gesture Based Sign Language Recognition System for Speech and Hearing Impaired
Angadi Institute of Technology and Management BELGAUM, KARNATAKA Transmission line Robot

The winners were adjudged by an independent panel of judges represented by industry/academic veterans such as Prof R Natarajan (former Chairman, AICTE and former Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras), Dr U Chandrasekhar (Director – ESCI), Dr Pandey P K (Head of Aero-Structure Group at UTC Aerospace Systems, Bangalore) andC V Venugopalan, Chief Engineer, Quest Global.

Chris Voysey, Head of Business Management Wing, ESW, Airbus attended the occasion as the Guest of Honor and congratulated the lucky winners on their success while presenting them with the trophies, the cash prize and the grand prize of the visit to the Airbus facility in the UK.

Commenting on the intercollegiate festival, Quest Ingenium 2014, Chris Voysey said: “Engineers, by their work, touch the lives of people in so many ways. It is important that they understand the enormous impact of their work and demonstrate that responsibility in their day-to-day activities. Ingenium is an event where engineers get an opportunity to demonstrate how they can touch lives of people. We are pleased to support the Ingenium event with Quest Global and encourage responsible engineering.”

Winners and participants of Ingenium 2014 were also encouraged by the Chief Guest of the event, Tessy Thomas, India’s first woman Project Lead for the Agni IV missile project.

Commenting on the intercollegiate festival, Quest Ingenium 2014, Ms. Thomas said: “It is commendable to witness leading engineering firms like Quest Global come forward to organize intercollegiate events on the scale of Quest Ingenium. India has a lot of passionate students, especially in the Engineering sector and such platforms gives ample opportunity to these students to showcase new ideas and innovations that can be implemented to tackle real-world challenges. This developing talent pool continues to raise India’s international profile in engineering.”

In this 4th edition of Ingenium, Quest Global in association with Airbus is giving winners the opportunity to travel on an all expenses sponsored trip to the largest Airbus facility based in the United Kingdom, in addition to a cash price. As a part of this tour, winning students will be taken to the world’s most modern aircraft wing assembly facility located at the state-of-art Airbus plant in Broughton, North Wales.

Also present on the occasion Dr. Ajay Prabhu, COO of Quest Global adds, “The Engineering Services industry in India is expected to quadruple to $40B by 2020 requiring more than ten lakh core engineers of excellent quality. We are able to deliver value to our customers by this skilled engineering talent pool along with our domain experts who work with such skilled engineers. We have been working closely with the educational institutes to encourage future engineers of India. Our employees also volunteer for promoting STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Maths) education across the world. Ingenium has come a long way in bringing out the talent of engineering students from across the length and breadth of the country.”

The entries invited earlier this year were from final year B.E/B.Tech engineering students from core engineering domains spanning Aerospace & Defense, Aeroengines, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Power Generation and Production Engineering from across India. Following a stringent and meticulous selection process by an independent jury, 2146 entries were considered and 10 entries have been shortlisted after multiple rounds of evaluation to travel to Bangalore and present their projects to a panel of experts.

Quest Ingenium 4thedition received an outstanding nationwide response, as compared to the last year, this year saw a dramatic increase in the number of entries. A total of over 2146 entries were received from 1264 colleges across 23 states year reflect the growing popularity of this contest among engineering students.

About Quest Ingenium

Quest Global, as part of its University Relationship Programme, launched Ingenium, to promote engineering excellence and grow interest in core engineering as an exciting and challenging career option. The aerospace and defense, automotive sectors show much propensity to grow in the coming years; and with favorable drivers such as India’s competitiveness in manufacturing, engineering services, offset obligations of OEMs, Government support and increased spending on defense, companies like Quest are making efforts to encourage and hone the large talent pool this country has to offer. This is the fourth successful edition of Ingenium, a platform for engineering students to explore the feel of a real life hands on experience via the competitive route.

The students as part of their visit also met with the judges, as well as the engineers at Quest (Existing and New Hires) who shared their experiences with the students.

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For more than 20 years, Quest Global has been a trusted global product engineering and lifecycle services partner to many of the world’s most recognized companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Energy, Hi-Tech, Medical Devices, Rail and Semiconductor industries. With a presence in 13 countries, 55 global delivery centers and 11,450+ personnel, Quest Global is at the forefront of the convergence of the mechanical, electronics, software and digital engineering innovations to engineer solutions for a safer, cleaner and sustainable world. Quest Global’s deep domain knowledge and digital expertise help its clients accelerate product development and innovation cycles, create alternate revenue streams, enhance consumer experience and make manufacturing processes and operations more efficient.

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