Sona College Students Bag First Prize at National Level

SMART India Hackathon 2022 was organized by MoE’S Innovation Cell (Government of india) in associated with AICTE under hardware and software edition from august 25th to 29nd all over India at various nodal centres. Over 563 problem statements were released under software and hardware edition.

In that, 348 problem statement solutions were selected for the finals at 75 nodal centres across the country. Finally 16 themes and 80 teams were announced as winner in SIH 2022.Sona college of technology Students from Civil Engineering team POWER 007 participated under the organization ‘Ministry of housing and Urban Affairs’ under the nodal centre of Arya Institute of Engineering & Technology, Kukas , Rajastan. In that nodal centre, 8 problem statement were registered by 28 teams.

In the finals, POWER 007 bagged first place with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for the problem statement (BV810-Making of bricks with used covid equipments like PPE kits and mask). Students of Civil department from Sona College of technology Dharani Raj U, Harshini E K, Kamalesh J B , Adhavan P, Aravinda Kumar have participated in the Smart India Hackathon ’22 in Jaipur and have bagged  the first place with a cash prize of ₹ 1 lakh.

They have  designed a solution for the rising  crisis of  Covid protection equipment pollution, by incorporating the PPE waste in the construction industry using for making bricks.  Dr.R.Malathy, Professor Karuppasamy from Civil Department are the Mentors for the team. Principal and Vice Chairman Shri Chocko Valliappa and Shri Thyagu Valliappa appreciated the winners.

Volvo Group Managing Director Mr.Kamal Bali’s Speech at Sona College

Six to seven major world trends are shaping our lives, according to Mr.Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo India

Delivering a speech at Sona College of Technology recently, Kamal Bali said during the 800 days of COVID-19 pandemic, humanity learned perseverance and resilience, adaptation and transformation, empathy and inclusiveness.  Elaborating on the major world trends, Mr.Kamal Bali said that long-term planning has to be abandoned for short-term plans as changes would be witnessed quite frequently.  Stating that it is an era of holistic sustainability, he said,” whatever you do must be economically viable and environmentally friendly.  Doing less and getting more would be the mantra to pass the test of holistic sustainability, he said.  “Volvo has switched to recycled iron instead of pig iron which is CO2 intensive. We are committed to reducing CO2 emissions in our operations, products, services, and ways of working,” Bali said. The third major trend is the impact of emerging technologies irrespective of industry type.  For example, the automobile industry is undergoing a great paradigm shift due to the introduction of alternate fuels.  Connective devices is another major driver of disruptive changes.  This would alter the logistic services in the future.  While Hub-to-Hub mobility would be done by a traditional vehicle fleet, fifty percent of the last mile connectivity would be taken over by drone services he said. People would be expected to bring in solutions to harness potential of disruptive technologies, Mr.Kamal Bali added.

Stating that we are in the cusp of the most eventful, disruptive and challenging decade, never witnessed before since 1960, Bali said the people who wish to experiment would succeed while those seek comfort zones would fail.  “The most important aspect of the opportunities of the decade is that anyone from 10 to 60-year-old people would be able to contribute and benefit”, Mr.Kamal Bali said.

Mr.Thyagu Valliappa, Vice Chairman Sona Group added that in Sona Students given special training for Industry ready in the manufacturing sector. At this event, Sona Group Principals, and Professors participated in the interaction.

volvo group kamal bali

Agnipath Scheme (Fire-Path Scheme)

It is to inform you that Agnipath Scheme (Fire-Path Scheme) is a new scheme introduced by the Government of India on 14 June 2022, for recruitment of soldiers below the rank of commissioned officers into the three services of the armed forces. The Agnipath Scheme will be the only route for recruitment into the military. Personnel recruited under this system are to be called Agniveers (Fire-Brave), which will be a new military rank. The scheme is scheduled to be implemented from September 2022.Under the Agnipath scheme, 45,000 to 50,000 soldiers will be recruited annually, and most will leave the service in just 4 years. Of the total annual recruits, only 25% will be allowed to continue for another 15 years under permanent commission.

Winners of Fibre Hackathon 2022

Sona College of Technology’s next achievement in innovation.

Our students participated in the three-day virtual International FIBRE HACKATHON 2022 conducted by institution partners of FIBRE, Canada, from the 13th to the 15th of May. The students won prizes in this multidisciplinary research and innovative design on “Pressure Ulcers.”
The first prize is won by the team, Shobhan Kumar. R (ADS) and Cherina Williams Paul. K (ECE) with 1000 CAD as a cash prize.
The second prize is won by the team, Saranamalar. V (ECE) and Kavya. S (ECE) with 600 CAD as a cash prize.
The third prize is won by Sankar. N (EEE) with 300 CAD as a cash prize.
The teams are mentored by our faculty: Prof. J. L. Aldo Stalin (IT), Prof. Eldho Paul (ECE), Prof. Anand. R (ECE), and Prof. T. Ilakkia (EEE).


Dr.P.Ilanchezhian, Associate Professor / IT receiving the ISTE Periyar Award for Best Engineering College Teacher from Dr.S.R.R.Senthil Kumar, Principal and Dr.J.Akilandeswari, Academics Dean / HOD IT, Sona College of Technology, Salem.

Department of IT congratulates Dr.P.Ilanchezhian for his achievement as “Best Engineering College Teacher” awarded by ISTE !!!!