‘The Great Mind Challenge 2011’ (TGMC 2011) was recently conducted by IBM for the engineering students, in which nearly two lakh students from all over the country participated.

After the first round, 4000 teams were shortlisted.

15 teams

Finally, the top 15 teams were announced as winners. Among them, three engineering colleges were from Tamil Nadu.

The EMO team, represented by students from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Pallikaranai, was one among them and the only college from Chennai.

The team — P. Saravanan, A. Prashanth, S. Ram Kannan, P. Sahana, (all student members) and C.R. Rene Robin, (Professor and Mentor) — was felicitated by Mauricio Sucasas, Director, ISV & Developer Relations, Growth Market, IBM and Malathi Srinivasan, Country Leader, Academic Initiative, Software Group, IBM India at Leela Palace, Bangalore, on July 25.

The hard work and perseverance to imbibe the IBM Software Skills and then convert that into a TGMC Project (EMO) was applauded by experts from IBM and all the TGMC community. The CEO J. Mala and Principal R.M. Suresh of Jerusalem College of Engineering congratulated all the team members of EMO and Dr. C.R. Rene Robin.

TGMC 2011 is India's biggest technological contest for engineering students recognised by the Limca Book of Records.

TGMC promotes students from engineering colleges from across India in their endeavour to develop solutions for real-time problems and scenarios using IBM open source software.

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