Amrita Professor Adjudged One of the Ideathon Winners at AICTE Workshop
December 8, 2021 - 11:00
Rajesh C. B. (Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus) has been selected as one among the 33 Ideathon winners at the AICTE ATAL – ARM India Workshop on Embedded Systems: An Application-Driven Approach held from August 25-27, 2021.
The idea he submitted was related to an automatic On/Off switch to be used on a water pump while filling the water tank. Developing this product leads to a lot of energy-saving (electricity), as well as significantly reduces water wastage if the product is used in the domestic sector.
“The major challenge of the idea is only to identify a proper sensor to find the water level and this sensor output signal is to be normalized using a microcontroller and then the microcontroller can control the switch on/off automatically. If the government is producing this product in bulk and supplying it to small houses at reduced rates, then we can significantly save a large amount of electricity as well as we can limit water wastage,” shared Rajesh C. B.
As a token of appreciation, he has received two original ARM development microcontroller boards from ARM, India.
The Ideathon winners were selected by the evaluation team headed by Prof. Rajat Moona (Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai). Other members of the evaluation team were Satheesh Balasubramaniam (Distinguished Engineer, Arm, India), Suraj Kamat (Senior Principal Engineer & DV Architect, ARM, India), Raunaque Mujeeb Quaiser (Group Manager, System Research and Applications, STMicroelectronics, India), Varun Bansal (Business Head – India Regions (North& South), STMicroelectronics) and Vishal Goyal (Technical Marketing, Manager ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, and India, STMicroelectronics).