Salem college wins laurels for making e-bike from scrap
New Delhi: An e-bike made from scrap materials, an automated trolley for picking products at shopping malls, an Internet of Things (IoT)-based smart farming device and a VR game, among other innovations, has helped Salem-based Thiagarajar Polytechnic College emerge as the winner in the CII instituted 'Industrial Innovation Awards 2021'.
The innovations made it the only polytechnic in the country to have won this coveted CII award, the institute said in a statement on Monday. "We are proud that mentoring by faculty during the pandemic contributed to several student projects focused on innovative deployment of technology that led to the Thiagarajar Polytechnic being chosen for the CII Industrial Innovation Award 2021," said Chocko Valliappa, Vice Chairman of Sona group of education institutions.
Two teams of the mechanical engineering department had designed and developed an e-bike from an old petrol motorcycle materials, named Fuerza, and an automated trolley for picking products at shopping malls, called 'Smart Dache'.