School of Thriving Innovations
Students of Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management ace in innovation bagging the 'Young Indians' Award 2015
Among top 76 innovations showcased at i3 National Fair at IIT Delhi on December 2015, 9 projects were considered the best of the lot and FREEDOM project team consisting of Navajith P Karkera and Jagath H B from Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management were awarded as 'Young Indians' for 'Best Young Innovators' in the 7th India Innovation Initiatives 2015. Their project FREEDOM is a Smart Electronic Helmet designed and developed intended to revolutionize use of helmets in the country. The helmet has been designed to provide optimum safety to the motorcyclists through futuristic features. The smart helmet is said to have some revolutionary features such as intelligent hands free communication i.e. in case of an incoming call, the call can be received if the rider comes to rest thus complying with the law; Accident location alert to Health response unit, Wireless music and most importantly alcohol sensor. With such advantages brought under one innovation, the institute has proved its role as the backbone facilitating such innovations.
Known for their creativity setting several milestones in just 8 years, Sahyadri has achieved milestones winning accolades from all engineering institutes in project exhibitions and gaining popularity having talented minds. Nevertheless, Sahyadri has equal concern for the academics of their students and focuses in enabling a self learning environment. The faculty members consist of some finest experts equally from academics and industries. Among 174 full-time and 26 visiting faculties, every faculty members enable students to cope up with the knowledge factor and transform into innovation. Hari Prasad K, alumni and Junior Manager, JSW Steel shares, "Sahyadri has given me ample opportunities both in academics and sports enabling a holistic education." He points out the environment of Sahyadri which provides education and sports together which helped him secure distinction in his graduation and a campus placement immediately in the reputed organization. Sahyadri is still one of the top colleges to attain a name top in the list at sports and cultural competitions having the best of the students.
The institute was established with a mission to create an academic ambience to realize student's full potential by imparting quality technical education fostering research, innovation & creativity through competent human resources with state of the art infrastructure. With substantial effort Sahyadri has set their campus as a new base of R&D. Sahyadri is honored with the only Government Research Center, Incubation Centre and Placement & Training Centre in the state. There are many research projects aided by the institute as well as from external funding agencies such as AICTE, Vision Group on Science and Technology, Institution of Engineers and many more. Development of Organic Solar Cells for roof-top Applications, Bimolecular Detection using cw-Terahertz Radiation and Gas Sensor Devices are some of the areas of research carried on currently. To enhance these projects further, Sahyadri has collaborated both with institutions and industry such as Intel, SAP University Alliance, Reliance Jio, IFTR Bombay, iWave Systems and many more.
The institute has been able to conduct strong placement drives inviting 141 organizations and recruiting students into top MNC's such as HP, Infosys, IBM and many more. Sahyadri has secured 70 percent placement record in 2015 increasing 10 percent in comparison to the previous year. The Placement and Training Development Cell ensures that the students are placed in reputed organizations and so undergo various skill development programs time to time. Attending Inter college events, seminars and workshops adds a new perspective and exposure to both students and faculty members towards better learning.
Some of the very recent proposed plans to upgrade innovation are some state-of-the-art labs such as structural characterization lab, simulation lab, device structure lab to enhance in research projects. Facilitating these Sahyadri has set example of how a change could be brought in less than a decade. Moreover, the institute has an active Entrepreneurship Cell having tie-up with National Entrepreneurship Network which fosters new innovations into products in the market for which the required assistance in its formative years is born by the same. One who has already passed out and one who is still enjoying the campus would only relate Sahyadri as the place where their professional life started.
Sahyadri's objective is to generate real practicing engineers and good citizens for the society. The institute is research driven and with a vision to be on the global map by 2020. We aim to produce entrepreneurs in diversified areas to generate employment. We have 8 startups by now and we envision to expand their horizons and the institute should be self sustaining and run by these entrepreneurs assuring professionalism in all walks of life from our alumni.
-Dr. Manjunath Bhandary
I am grateful to be an alumnus of Sahyadri, the institute gives equal opportunities for academics and co-curricular activities which foster brilliance into students that carries them throughout their life.
-Hari Prasad K (2009 - 13), currently works at JSW Steel