Vishwakarma Award for Engineering Innovation 2022

Vishwakarma Awards for Engineering Innovation ┬ácompetition ┬á2022 was launched on ┬áJanuary 07, 2022 by Makers Bhavan Foundation, co-sponsored by Wheels India Niswarth (WIN) Foundation in partnership with Dr Kiran C Patel Centre for Sustainable Development (KPCSD) at IITGN. ┬áTheme for this year’s event was Water & Sanitation.It received 120+ applications from student teams from science and engineering colleges across the country. 35 teams were selected to work on a prototype of their solution. 10 shortlisted finalists showcased their innovative solutions for water and sanitation challenges to a distinguished jury panel at the Grand Finale.

 

The Grand Finale of Vishwakarma Award for Engineering Innovation 2022 was held on 27th August 2022 at IIT Gandhinagar and the following three teams won the competition based on their uniqueness and relevant solutions:

1. The first grand prize of Rs 5 lakh was won by Abishek G, Akshatha Devi Lolla, and Suchithra S from PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore, for developing an innovation that reduces water consumption by almost 66% in a conventional toilet by changing the shape to a hyperboloid.

2, Students from IIT Bombay, namely Ananya Sah, Mohammaed Aslam Villan, and Shubham Tiwari, won second prize of Rs 2 lakh for their solution on SWAP-Solar Water Antimicrobial Purifier,

3. The third prize of Rs 1 lakh was awarded to Ravi Kumar Yadava and Ravneet Kumar Yadav from IISER, Mohali. They have developed iHydroMET, a wastewater treatment and resource recovery technology

Vishwakarma Awards for Engineering Innovation  competition  2022 was launched on  January 07, 2022 by Makers Bhavan Foundation, co-sponsored by Wheels India Niswarth (WIN) Foundation in partnership with Dr Kiran C Patel Centre for Sustainable Development (KPCSD) at IITGN. It received 120+ applications from student teams from science and engineering colleges across the country. 35 teams were selected to work on a prototype of their solution. 10 shortlisted finalists showcased their innovative solutions for water and sanitation challenges to a distinguished jury panel at the Grand Finale.

Other seven inventions and their innovators include:

  • Prem Kumar from IIT Guwahati: Near real-time monitoring and quantification of inland water using satellites

  • Megha R Raj, K Vidyalashmi, Keerthy Remesh, Sarath SS, Sudeep K S from TKMCE, Kollam: Removal of┬á microplastics using psidium guajava leaves

  • Neelanjan & Indranil from IIEST Shibpur: Development of arsenic removal unit with electrocoagulation and activated alumina sorption

  • Abishek G, Suriya N from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore: AquaReGenerator, a one-of-a-kind solar desalinator

  • Shreeniwas Sathe, Dr Inrajut Charabory, Rishabh Raj from IIT Kharagpur: Application of waste-derived carbon-based electrodes for tertiary treatment of wastewater

  • Nekita & Abhishek from IIT Delhi:┬á EcoFilter: An eco-friendly and economical water treatment unit

  • Akansha Saini, Prakriti Gupta, Pala Dobal, Mohd Touseef, Aryan Shukla from IIT Jammu: Real-time water leakage system┬á using vibration in pipes

Media Coverage Links :

  • https://www.vibesofindia.com/iitgn-felicitates-students-across-india-with-vishwakarma-awards-for-innovations-on-water-sanitary-challenges/
  • https://indiaeducationdiary.in/students-from-across-the-country-innovated-engineering-solutions-for-water-sanitation-challenges-presented-with-vishwakarma-awards-2022-at-iit-gandhinagar/

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