7 Teams bag AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards for innovative solutions
Abhay Anand, 22 Sep 2017

Young students from technical institutions across the country displayed their innovative side and won hearts with some of them even winning awards for best work in the respective category. Seven different teams won AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards under various categories out of 55 shortlisted by the jury, which received nearly 1,000 applications. The first AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards are considered as an epitome for motivating individuals and institutions/organizations to raise their performance in their specific domains leading to significant contribution towards the growth & development of the nation.


Speaking on the occasion, Dr Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development shared, “No society can develop without developing science and for the progress of the country we have to focus on the technological requirements of twenty years later and work accordingly. We should learn from the ancient science and technologies discovered by great scientist of that time.”


The Awards saw overwhelming response from technical institutions across the country as with as many as 965 nominations. AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awardswere given separately for Degree and Diploma Students (including students from AICTE approved Community Colleges) for providing an innovative solution ‘To convert existing institutes into smart institute using innovative approaches’.


All nominations were shortlisted based on parameters like – Innovation, Implementability, Cost benefit, Eco-friendly, and Social Impact. The Awards were given in three categories - Outstanding Student Engineers, Outstanding Teachers Awards and Outstanding Institutions Awards. Out of the total applications received, as many as 55 innovative solutions were shortlisted by a Jury comprising experts from Industry and Academia, led by eminent industrialists.


The Minister told students to avoid practice of plagiarism and follow Lord Vishwakarma in inventing new technologies which cannot be replicated. He congratulated the AICTE for this excellent initiative and requested the council to promote budding scientists and engineers and develop a scientific temperament in them.


Winners List of AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards:

Computer Science



PSG Polytechnic College, Tamil Nadu


Mentor: Dr. S. Brindha

Team Members :

1. Sh. S. Praneet

2. Sh. K..R. Dharani Dharam

3 Sh. S. Srinath

4 Sh. Niranjan

Electrical engineering


Samrat Ashok Technological Institute (Degree), Madhya Pradesh


Mentor :Sh. S.P. Phulambrikar

Team Name: Advance

Team Members:

1. Ms. Deepa Marskole

2. Ms. Priyanka Chouksey

3 Ms. Riya Rawat

4 Sh. Kapil Kumar Soni

Civil Engineering


St. Joseph’s College of Engineering


Mentor: Dr. S. Sivasankar

Team Name: The New Crew

Team Members:

1. Sh. P.K. Hariharan

2. Ms. B. Preethi Jain

3 Sh. J.D. Jeevith Prabhu

4 4. M. Nilaa

Mechanical Engineering


Poornima Group of Institutions, Rajasthan


Mentor: Sh. Ratnesh Sharma

Team Name: Smart Innovators

Team Members:

1. Oshin Gangwal

2. Sh. Prasoon Vikram Singh

3 Sh. Rahul Meena

4 Sh. Rahul Saini

Computer Science


CGC College of Engineering, Punjab


Mentor: Sh. Tejpal Sharma

Team name: Zeal Thinkers

Team Members :

1. Sh. Vishal Singh

2. Ms. Shamli Kanwar

3 Sh. Rajat Sharma

4 Tamannajangra



Scms School of Engineering & Technology, Karukutty


Mentor: Dr. Sunil Jacob

Team name: A De-Addiction Coil for Drug Addicts

Team Members:

1.Sh. A.N. George

2. Sh. Ajish Suresh

3 Ms. Amrutha Anil Kumar

4 4. Ms. Anu Paulson



Kumaraguru College of Technology


Mentor: Sh. G. Ramakrishnan

Team name: Eco Innovators

Team Members:

1. Niveda R

2. Gowtham S

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