DINDIGUL: Several award-winning projects displayed at the ‘Project Expo’08,’ a project contest for final year engineering students, held at P.S.N.A. College of Engineering and Technology here on Friday, were socially relevant and user-friendly.
Seven projects developed by students of six engineering departments were adjudged as the best ones. Cash award of Rs.1,000 was given to each project. Two teams shared the award meant for the Civil Engineering Department.
Remote lock for automobiles using a mobile phone that could lock an automobile anywhere in the world, designed by Sunil V. Kachapillay, N. Suresh, Sreejith Karait and K. Thangapandian, won the first prize under mechanical engineering category.
A team comprising Abdul Ghani, M. Ganesh Raja, N. Raja and K. Sri Ram, civil engineering students, that developed a concrete made of bio-wastes, shared the first prize with N. Dinesh Babu, S. Sivasankar, S. Ramesh Kumar and N. Rajesh who designed cost-effective earthquake-resistant shelters made of ferro cement for tsunami-hit areas.
Dynamic web service-based image processing system, a tool for image processing that performs noise removal, enhancement, segmentation and feature extraction brought cash award to designers R.A. Ramkumar and N.Rajesh representing the Computer Science Department
C. Madhu Miithaa, S. Karthikayani and P. Meenatchi from the Electronic and Communication and Engineering Department designed a low cost effective identification tracking and immobilisation controls for vehicles.
Electrical and electronics engineering students K. Saravanan, J. Saravanan and K.G. Vignesh Kumar developed multi-sensor based security robot system. Information Technology students A. Dhayalakshmi and S. Kavitha tightened security of mobile banking using steganography that prevented access to hackers.
Besides, an electronic toll collection system developed by T.V. Dhanushka, P. Dooratharsini and N. Sangeetha, Sri Lankan nationals and final year students of Electronics and Communication Engineering using radio frequency identification (RFID) method was one of the star attractions. Director of Science and Technology Sujit Banerjee advised the trio to develop it further to protect shopping malls as a security device.