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SR Eng College shines at Telangana Yatra

SR Eng College shines at Telangana Yatra
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The Startup India Telangana Yatra launched by IT Minister K T Rama Rao on September 15 with an objective to provide a platform for students and...

Warangal: The Startup India Telangana Yatra launched by IT Minister K T Rama Rao on September 15 with an objective to provide a platform for students and entrepreneurs in tier II and III cities to present their innovation and help them realise their startup dreams was concluded on Thursday.

The selected ideas got an opportunity to participate in the two-day acceleration program that was held on October 3 and 4 at the JNTU in Hyderabad. The acceleration programme was supported by various incubators - T-Hub, SR Innovation Exchange (SRiX), A-idea of NAARM, Surge Impact and UoH-TBI. Of the 201 shortlisted ideas, the top 10 ideas were identified, and the teams received a cash prize of RS 50,000 each and the 10 Runner up teams got a cash prize of Rs 25,000 each.

“Entrepreneurship culture in the campus has ignited these brains to design solutions for social problems and SRIX incubator would strengthen our activity more in days ahead,” the chairman A Varadha Reddy said. He congratulated the student teams for winning at a Mega event of startups. Also, all the top 20 teams were given Pre-incubation offers by multiple incubators.

The felicitation ceremony was attended by Naveen Mittal, Commissioner of Technical and Collegiate Education, Prof. Papi Reddy, Chairman and Prof Venkataramana, Vice Chairman of Telangana State Council for Higher Education, Prof A Venugopal Reddy, Vice Chancellor, JNTU and team from Invest India.

“The SR Innovation Exchange offered Pre-incubation to all the 201 shortlisted ideas as we feel that every innovator is unique, the passion and the enthusiasm for Innovation was amazing, SRiX will provide them with all the support needed,” Sreedevi Devireddy, CEO of SRiX, said.

It is amazing to have maximum number of Winners in Startup Telangana Yatra from our college; three out of 10 teams were from SR Engineering College. This recognition is the result of hard work and dedication of all the faculty members and students, Dr MaheshVutukuri, Principal SR Engineering College, said.

SREC is the only institution in the state with three ideas in top 10 startup ideas list; said centre for entrepreneurship head Dr. Suman Naredla. Curriculum frame work student positive attitude, faculty mentoring entrepreneurially vibrant culture in the campus is gaining the startup momentum in the campus he added. G Satish Raj start up India college coordinator congratulated all the winning teams and wished them entrepreneurial career ahead.

Teams which won are Rice Grain Dryer team (Adhi Keerthi, Kantanguri Shivani, Poladi Kalyan Reddy, Dubasi Madhava Murali Krishna, Bhukya Shalini), Modern Live SwitchBoard team (Bangari Suraj Kumar ,Bhukya Shalini), team SAGELY -water utility monitoring (Polneni Srividya, Mittapally Sandeep).

Idea 1: Modern live switch board: The idea was initiated as part of their technology entrepreneurship course in the last academic year by Mr. Suraj Bangaru and Ms. Shalini Bukya. This product is aimed at solving the bulk charging requirements of electronic gadgets in the future ahead. In all public places, airports, railway stations, corporate lobbies, hotels etc. charging Kiosks are the basic requirements. Their product (switch board) accommodate more plug points in limited space.

Idea 2: Food grain drier: It was initiated by K Shivani and A Keerthy as part of their entrepreneurship course. They identified that most of the time farmers lose their paddy productivity due to sudden rains, drying of Paddy (food grain) is a tedious process and it holds lot of risk as the grains has to be laid down in open air for few days to get them dried. To address this problem, duo decided a solution which dries the food grains in closed room. This saves crores of agriculture output from wastage.

Idea 3: Water utility Monitoring: M Sandeep and P Sri Divya has struck with a clueless taught – what happens if the water scarcity exists, as it is a scarce resource in future and it is taught to monitor the water wastage. They designed a solution through mobile and web application, where the water supply agency (example GWMC) can describe a mechanism of quota system for each individual family and would implement charges accordingly. This idea will help increase of supply of water direct to homes.

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