The student chapter of IETE-SF organised ‘DJ Spark 2018’ a state level project-based technical paper presentation competition, on the 13th of April.  It provided a platform for students to build their technical skills and showcase their talent in the form of projects.

We received papers from around 90 groups consisting of over 250+ participants.  After rigorous scrutiny by our Faculty Review Team, around 90 participants from various colleges were present on the day of the event showcasing 28 excellent papers and projects.

The event was inaugurated by the Head of Department of EXTC, Dr. Amit A. Deshmukh, the IETE-SF branch counsellor,Prof. Anuja Odhekar, the Chairperson, Heetika Gada and the Vice-Chairperson, Aditti Agarwal. The Judges for the event were Mr Neeraj Gangrade and Mr Santosh Chapaneri.

The Judges went around surveying the demonstrations of the working models displayed by the participants and questioning the functioning, usefulness and future scope of the projects, to help them in the decision making.

The winning projects of the competition were-

1st Prize- Braille Display for the Visually Impaired

2ndPrize- Portable Healthcare Device

3rd Prize- Wireless Automatic Food Cooking for Basic Indian Meals

The winning team received a prize money of ₹12,000 whereas the first and second runner up teams were awarded a cash prize of ₹6,000 and ₹4,000 respectively. The papers of all the 28 projects have also been published in DJ Spark’s very own technical journal.

Meanwhile another event, ‘DJ Strike’ a mentorship program and an initiative which begun at the start of the academic year, also showcased their projects.  Teams comprising of second year and third year students were given an opportunity to create industrial level projects under the guidance of BE mentors as well as a faculty mentor. The journey began with over 200 participants and 45 groups and. 20 groups, 85 Students then got handpicked for the final demonstration and were evaluation. Their papers were published in our DJ Strike journal, which has a recognized ISBN number.

The winning projects of the competition were-

1st Prize- RFID Based Money Transactions for Canteen Automation System

2nd Prize- Animatronic Hand Using Wireless Module

3rd Prize- Machine Learning based Heart disease Risk predictor

DJ Spark and DJ Strike has been a phenomenal success this year and we are confident that all the participants have upgraded their project building skills and technical writing skills throughout the course of the event.