Three engineering students from Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC) Landran have stood 1st in the northern region and 2nd at national level, in the seventh season of national level competition 'Techno Champ 2017' organised at Pune. The competition saw the participation of 1,800 teams comprising 3,000-plus students from universities and colleges across the country.
CGC’s Team ECDYSIS comprising fourth year students Shubham Gupta, Babu Kumar Bhardwaj and Rajinder Singh from Electronics and Communication Engineering branch garnered laurels for creating a high precision, low-cost, Local Positioning System (LPS) which when installed in any heavy duty vehicle especially that used by agriculturalists, will allow the driver to navigate and control the vehicle movement without physically being present in the machine. It would enable the operator to see, control and communicate with the vehicle from distance using a two-way telemetric system. LPS will also allow the operator to remotely manage on-field functions including calculating the time of the job in advance and mark obstacles on the map and autonomously plan for an alternative path.
Techno Champ 2017, organised by John Deere, required participants to create low-cost precision farming solutions to improve Indian farmers’ lives, earning and farm productivity through cutting edge technology on local positioning system and advanced path planning algorithms. The team had to clear three stages of participation. The first stage required the participants to submit a detailed abstract of their ideas including its implementation details. Once their abstract was shortlisted, the second stage required them to prepare a working prototype of their proposed model followed by the final round which required competing teams to test run their prototypes on- field followed by a presentation of their entire business plan w.r.t their creation in front of a panel of eminent judges.
Team ECDYSIS was felicitated with a cash prize of Rs 75,000 along with certificates and pre placement offers for jobs at John Deere following an interview. Shubham Gupta, leader of Team ECDYSIS and one of the placed students with John Deere said, ”We dedicate this win to our institution; The support that our team received from our faculty and the college management played a major role in helping us achieve this milestone.”
Commending the students for their achievement, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman, CGC Landran and Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President, CGC Landran said,” This is a proud moment for all of us at CGC. We are committed to providing our students with the best learning experience focused on enhancing their theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills. Backed by a highly experienced faculty and best-in- class research infrastructure, we look forward to continue working at honing our students’ skills, making them professionals par excellence.”