Tamil Nadu Student Innovators Programme is an initiative of EDII-TN to encourage student innovators/entrepreneurs from all over Tamil Nadu. The student teams are provided opportunity to give their innovative ideas as a solution to identified validated problem statements in the field of agriculture, industry, smart cities, health care, fintech and automobile sectors. The programme includes series of events like awareness and ideation programmes, boot camps and final pitch.
The awareness and ideation camp was organized and conducted by IEDP Sona Hub in which 42 teams from 18 spoke colleges participated. Two teams of Sona among ten from Sona hub was selected for Boot camp.
The following student innovators from Civil Department of Sona has successfully reached the final pitch of this state level competition and won the prize money of Rs.10,000/- for their innovation on “Replast Pavers and Building Blocks”.
Mr. Aravinda Kumar,
Dr.R.Malathy, HoD & Dean Civil Department is the mentor for this team.
Sona College of Technology organises an International Virtual Conference on Applied Science, Technology, Management and Language Studies (ASTMLS-2020) scheduled on December 11 &12 2020. The conference aims to bring together researchers, academicians, developers, and practitioners together for enriched and valuable discussions. The conference includes plenary talks and paper presentations in the emerging areas of Applied Science, Technology, Management and Language studies.
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present in the International virtual conference.
Selected papers will be published in, UGC care journals and Scopus indexed journals.
1. European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine (EJMCM).
Sona placed in the Rank Band A – 6th to 25th rank.
Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Education, Govt. of India to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties.
ARIIA considers all major indicators which are commonly used globally to rank most innovative education institutions/ universities in the world.
Major Indicators for consideration
Budget & Funding Support.
Infrastructure & Facilities.
Awareness, Promotions & support for Idea Generation & Innovation.
Promotion & Support for Entrepreneurship Development.
Innovative Learning Methods & Courses.
Intellectual Property Generation, Technology Transfer & Commercialization.
Innovation in Governance of the Institution.
Innovation Cell of Ministry of Education, Government India evaluated the higher education institutions across the country based on the above parameters and His Excellency, Hon’ble Vice president of India Shri.M.Venkiah Naidu has released the ARIIA-2020.
Sona is pleased to inform students and parents that Sona College of Technology has been placed in the Rank Band A (6th to 25th rank). Sona will continue to motivate the students in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship development and maintain the environment to emerge with achievements.
NEP 2020 scores high on intent, but will the implementation match?
By Chocko Valliappa
It’s refreshing to see India get future-ready with a long-needed change in education policy. The National Education Policy (NEP) is welcome on many counts. On the intent side, it gets high scores. Here are the hits and misses.
NEP 2020: The devil is in the implementation detail
ny policy reform, especially after 34 years, is always welcome, more so when the world is changing so fast. The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) is a step in the right direction. On the intent side it gets high scores. The vision is to extend the reach of education and double the gross enrolment ratio (GER) from current 26 per cent to 50 per cent in 15 years. An increased education budget of six per cent will be great for furthering education. Extending the Right to Education and making education free till the 12th grade will increase access through affordability.
The Covid crisis, which has thrown the spotlight on migrant workers, could be the opportunity to formalise our workforce
Just over 100 years ago, my great-grandfather, Kalaithanthai Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, fought vociferously for the plight of the Tamil immigrants in Ceylon under the clutches of the Kanganies (supervisors of labour). He was inspired by Gandhiji’s fight for the rights of mining workers in South Africa. These workers were taken away from Tamil Nadu by Kanganies and placed to work in tea estates in Ceylon for 30-45 cents per day. They would be given loans to survive which they could not repay and consequently became bonded labour.
Smart India Hackathon 2020 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving. Smart India Hackathon 2020 was organized by MHRD in association with AICTE under hardware and software editions. Over 344 problem statements were released under software edition. In that, 243 problem statement solutions were selected for the finals at 40 Nodal centers across the Country. Our Team GO-AGRO participated under the organization “Ministry of Agricultural Co-operation and farmer welfare” under the Nodal Centre Techno India University, West Bengal. The Students team of GO-AGRO consists of C.Manimoliselvan, B.Dinesh Kumar, S.Manikandan and S.Lokeshwar from Civil Engineering, S.A.Kungumaswetha from Computer Science and S.Suvetha from Electronics and Communication Engineering mentored by Dr.R.Malathy, Head of the Department, Civil Engineering and Mr.N.Karruppaswamy, Research scholar.
Problem Statement: Requirements for developing IT solutions for precision-based irrigation, fertilization, crop growth maturity of the major commodity in Agriculture. Our Solution: Enhancing Crop yield using Magnet in available water with help of IoT without the use of any type of fertilizers and pesticides
In the Nodal Centre, 5 problem statements were registered by 25 teams. The Problem Statement was IT Solutions for precision based irrigation, fertigation, crop growth, crop maturity in Horticulture (SB109) and the Solution given by our team is – Enhancing Crop yield using Magnet in available water with help of IoT without the use of any type of fertilizers and pesticides. The grand finale was started on 1st August which was Virtual Inauguration by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri.Narendra Modi Ji.
In the finals, our team GO-AGRO has bagged First Prize with cash amount of Rs.1Lakh for the problem statement and overall Third place under the Nodal center. Our Chairman Sri.C.Valliappa, have announced cash prize of Rs.5000 for each student and mentor.