India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2016 – IICDC 2016

Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST),New Delhi has organized “India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2016 – IICDC 2016”, anchored by NSCREL and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and supported by government of India(MyGov). This contest is for students from Indian engineering colleges who have a dream to create something new, aspire to make a difference and contribute to India’s success towards becoming an innovation hub.

In IICDC-2016 project competition, more than 11,000 students from 624 colleges have participated from all over India including the students from IIT, NIT, IISC and other topmost colleges. The students from the department of electrical and electronics engineering, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Madagadipet, Puducherry, have submitted 30 innovative project proposals for this project competition.

For quarterfinal round, 428 teams were shortlisted out of which 8 teams were from Department of EEE, SMVEC. An approximately Rs. 80,000 worth of components have been sponsored by Texas instruments for those shortlisted batches to develop a prototype. The semifinal round was held at IIM, Bangalore on 15th April 2017 and 60 teams were shortlisted out of which one team from Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College. Finally, 30 teams were shortlisted for the final round of India innovation Challenge Design Contest which includes one team from Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, EEE.

The final round for this grand event was held on July 22, 2017 at IIM, Bangalore. In this event, out of those 11,000 students from 624 colleges, 18 teams all over India including the students from IIT, NIT,etc, have been shortlisted through several rounds.


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A student team with members Mr.P.Megavaruman, Mr.F.Mohamed Riaz from department of electrical and electronics engineering and Mr.Rosheth from Electronics and communication engineering from Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College had participated in the final round of IICDC 2016. They have done and exhibited a project titled as ‘Automated organic manure production’ under the guidance of Dr.S.Anbumalar, Professor and Head/EEE, SMVEC. They had been travelled the full journey with IICDC 2016 and successfully ended up as 4th best innovation in India.

They received a cash prize of Rs.25,000/- for being shortlisted as semi-finalist. Also received a product development fund of Rs.5,00,000/- from Department of science & technology for developing their prototype as product. Following this, they have received a cash prize of Rs.50,000/- for being shortlisted as finalist and an incubation at N.S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore for a period of one year. In addition to that, a SEED fund of Rs.20,00,000/- will be provided for the development of their start-up.