The students of KLE Society’s College of Engineering & Technology, Belgaum, have once again made their institution and parents proud by winning the “Project of the Year” award in the 30th exhibition held in the city on August 17 and 18.
The project titled “Sign Language Tutor” was selected among 147 entries from 50 engineering colleges exhibited in the two-day State- level event organised by the Karnataka State Council of Science & Technology (KSCST). The Vice-Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University, H.P. Khincha, presented the award.
Four students — Neelesh Narvekar, Ashwin Chougule, Sandesh Shanbhag and Vijaylaxmi Ulvekar — of the Department of Electronics and Communications of KLESECT carried out the work under the able guidance of their teacher V. R. Bagali.
The objective was to develop a product that efficiently translated movement of fingers into sign language.
This project helps users to learn the sign language alphabets and clearly communicate with the hearing impaired and mute people.
This is for the fifth time the E&C department of KLESCET bagged the award, while Prof. Bagali receives it for the second time. The Principal S.C. Pilli and Head, Dept. of E & C, Hansaraj Guhilot, congratulated the students and staff for their success.
The exhibition was part of the “30th Series of Students Project Programme (SPP)” seminar-cum-exhibition organised by KLESCET. The SPP is the initiative of KSCST and being implemented to showcase the creative talent among engineering students and thereby encourage them to address issues concerning development and progress of the country through science and technology.
The programme also lays adequate stress on enriching collegiate education by way of finding solutions to real life problems, improve understanding and develop methodology of solving complex issues before the society.
The event was inaugurated by P.S. Subramanyam, Director of Aeronautical Development Agency, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore. M.K.Surappa, Secretary, KSCST, also participated.