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).
Mr. Nishanth S, Final Year Mechatronics Engineering, Co founder of Novatex Technologies Pvt Ltd participated in the IITM-IC KRIA’tive Innovation awards’22 on 25 & 26 .04.2022 and attained as the winner with cash prize amount of Rs 75,000/- & Goldan Statue of Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam under the category of Social Innovation in Start-ups.
PALS is an educational initiative by volunteers from Alumni Fraternity of various IIT’s, for the benefit of students of engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. This initiative is supported by IIT Alumni Industry Interaction Centre (IITAIIC) and IIT Madras Alumni Charitable Trust (IITMACT)
innoWAH! is a unique competition with a theme relevant to the current times. This experience gives the students an understanding of engineering industry practices, including the rigors of documentation and compliance. It also develops students’ teamwork, communication skills, and leadership capabilities. innoWAH! recognizes promising young innovators and their institutions. The students benefited considerably from the multiple contact points with industry that the present format of PALS events provides.
Mentoring sessions by industry experts in various stages of the event were also found to be useful, where they got exposure to the practical application of engineering concepts. The industry persons involved in this exercise were also impressed with the enthusiasm of the students. The Covid-19 Pandemic has drastically changed our lives globally. We have to reimagine our lives to what we can call “safe, comfortable living”. Under such situations can we focus on a specific technology, engineering aspects on how can we use our imagination with engineering knowledge and talents to make significant contributions here – we see a lot of opportunities!
Theme for PALS 2021-22: TECHNOLOGY ENABLED SOCIAL IMPACT
“The solution provided as a response to an identified context in the society will have an adequate social impact when it improves personal productivity, environmental conditions and economics.”
The theme is the overarching topic. The categories are:
• Water Management
• Energy Management
• Health Management
• Education for all
• Environment Conservation
No. of teams who will register with PALS from each college for innoWAH! For 21-22: FIVE
More than 100 colleges in TN participated PALS innoWAH! under 6 sub-theme.
Sona College of technology won three prizes, namely Civil Engineering, Fashion Technology students won First Prize with the Cash of RS.11000 and Rs.10000/- for Innovative Idea Contest, and ECE Department Mediband has been considered for Incubation Worthy Category,
Department of Civil Engineering
V. Aravinda Kumar, V.Kamala Kannan, and U.Dinesh Kumar from IV Year Civil Engineering Department Received a Cash Prize of Rs.11000/- for the Project of Replast Interlocking blocks and Pavers under the theme “Sustainability”
Faculty Mentor – Dr.R.Malathy, Professor and Dean(R &D), HoD – Department of Civil Engineering.
Department of Fashion Technology
A. Shiney Pearlin, S.S. Sowndarya, and M. Lokhitha from III Year Fashion Technology Department Received a Cash Prize of Rs.10000/- for the Project of Producing Cruelty-free – Vegan Leather under the theme “Environment and Sustainability”
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
G. Rithvikailas, C S Surya Narayanan, S.A. Rubiga, and R.Shurthika from II Year Electronics and Communication Engineering Department Mediband Team have been considered for the Incubation Worthy Category under the theme “Health Management”
Department of Mechatronics Engineering final year students Mr.S.Nishanth and Mr.A.Anand received Rs.6.00 Lakh from Hon’ble Minister for MSME under Tamil Nādu EDII – Innovation Voucher Programme (IVP). The Knowledge partner in Sona Business Incubation Center (SBIC) for their Innovative project “SMART JACQUARD MACHINE” under the Mentorship of Dr.P.Suresh, HOD/Mechatronics Engineering, Sona College of Technology.
SONA NPTEL LOCAL CHAPTER is secured “AA” rating (13th Rank) in NPTEL examination Jan-Dec 2021 among 4832 Colleges across India. In Tamil Nadu level engineering college category wise, our college has secured the FIRST Position in NPTEL RATING. SONA NPTEL LOCAL CHAPTER is bagging the prestigious “AA” category award SEVENTH time.
SONA NPTEL LOCAL CHAPTER is secured a FIRST POSITION in the rating given by NPTEL among all the NPTEL Local Chapters of Tamilnadu engineering colleges. Also, SONA NPTEL LOCAL CHAPTER is bagging the prestigious “AA” category award for the SEVENTH time.
Second consecutive time SONA NPTEL LOCAL CHAPTER bagged FIRST PLACE in FACULTY PERFORMANCE rating category during Jan – Dec 2021 run by competing with 4800 colleges across India.
The first ‘Partner Incubator’ in Salem is to be set up jointly by IIT Madras Incubation Cell and Sona Incubation Foundation to promote technology-based entrepreneurs.
The MOU for this purpose was signed in the presence Mr Chocko Valliappa, Sona Group Vice Chairman on August 27, 2021 in Chennai by Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala on behalf of IITM Incubation Cell and Dr S.R.R Senthilkumar, Principal, Sona College of Technology and Dr. ir. Nirmalesh K. Sampath Kumar, Director, Innovation and R&D at the Sona group and IITMIC’s Strategy Officer Mr Pradeep Murlidhar and Ms Seema Shivanath.
“We are delighted to bring the first Partner Incubator jointly with IIT Madras Incubation Cell to Salem to promote and support untapped creativity of individual innovators and assist them to become technology-based entrepreneurs,” said Mr Chocko Valliappa, Vice Chairman of Sona group of Institutions.
“We now look forward to exceptional ideas from students and alumni, especially in areas like electric mobility and wearable technology for use in healthcare,” Mr Chocko Valliappa added.
A technology veteran, Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Institute Professor at IIT Madras said, “In an effort to find entrepreneurs in the deep interiors of Tamil Nadu we started our search for an ideal institution engaged in serious research with active participation of students in industry projects. In the R&D labs and top academic leadership at Sona group of institutions we found a deep commitment both to research and entrepreneurship.”
IITMIC has incubated 233 start-ups so far, of these 88 have already in the market. These start-ups have filed for over 125 patents and have generated over 4000 jobs added Professor Ashok.
Those accepted by Sona’s ‘Partner Incubator’ shall have access to facilities and services extended by IIT Madras Incubation Cell for an initial period of three year. IITMIC will also support the ‘Partner Incubator’ in conducting training, motivational, experiential talks and events to generate excitement, and in building and strengthening its entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In addition, technical and business mentoring, seed funding, and connect with angels and venture capitalists will also be provided.
Mr Chocko Valliappa said that while the incubatees at ‘Partner Incubator’ will be free to choose technology areas to deploy in their startups they would encourage ideas that leverage wearable technology as well as e-mobility.