On the 13th, 14th, and 15th of October, Manipal Institute of Technology hosted an idea competition and exhibition namely Vedanth 12.0, for which 10 teams were selected. Two of these teams were from Don Bosco College of Engineering. The preparations for the competition kickstarted a week ahead, with rigorous planning and working with faculties and mentor.
The two teams that represented the college
- team 1 – Tech Pirates ( Sai Rane, Rhys Rodrigues, Pranav Naik and Kapil Patil)
- team 2 – The 925ers (Christie Fernandes, Nikhil Rao, Vedant Gad and Glory D’Cruz )
Both of the teams were mentored by Prof. Amey K Shet Tilve.
The exhibition was held for three consecutive days, and was visited by various people. Everyone was pleasantly suprised by the variety of ideas and the talent of these aspiring engineers. Among these Prototypes were an Autonomous Wall Painting Bot, a Touchless Pad, a Computer Aided Soldering Station and many more including Don Boscos projects developed by the students which were The Neural kissan and Buskar. Visitors asked numerous questions about the project. The event was judged by MIT professors Mr. Johnathan Monterio, Mr. Deepak D and Mr. Manoj R. It was a fantastic opportunity to network with people from and outside of MIT.
The prize distribution was held on the last day of Vedanth and the teams that won the prizes were with the ultimate winner being the Tech Pirates for their project on Automated Farming called Neural Kissan. The team won a cash prize of 20,000 rupees along with a trophy.
It was a proud moment for The Don Bosco College of Engineering to have won first place at a national level competition. The event ended smoothly with a final vote of thanks to the judges. The competition was an unforgettable event for everyone involved, and the teams undoubtedly learnt a thing or two. This competition has opened the way for future projects and collaborations with MIT and other Colleges.