Coimbatore: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, hosted the grand finale of the seventh edition of its premier engineering and Internet of Things (IoT) challenge, EngiNX – Engineering for the Next Generation, at its Gitanjali Park Campus in Kolkata.
This year, the challenge witnessed registrations from over 100,000 students from 400 institutes across the nation. With the theme ‘Digital Eminence: Making Things Smart’, the goal for participants was to create smart products that would help reshape businesses, and also impact our everyday lives. The teams used digital technologies, such as IoT, data analytics and cognitive systems, to solve problems in manufacturing, social, life science and healthcare, and consumer goods and logistics.
After four thought-provoking rounds, the top five teams made it to the grand finale. The winners of the 2019 edition of EngiNX are:
• Winners – Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
• Runners up – Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata
• Second runners up – K.S Institute of Technology, Bangalore
The winners were awarded a grand prize of Rs 5 lakh, while the runners up took home Rs 2.5 lakh, and the second runners up received Rs 1 lakh. All the finalists received provisional offers to join TCS after completing their engineering degrees.
Regu Ayyaswamy, Global Head, IoT, Engineering and Industrial Services practice, TCS, said, “Each edition, TCS’ EngiNX creates a new benchmark in the tech-social innovation sector by creating impactful solutions to solve real world problems. The contest has emerged as a great platform to encourage students to embrace the spirit of innovation in emerging technologies, for the larger good.”
EngiNX is TCS’ flagship contest that celebrates innovation in engineering and design by encouraging aspiring engineers to create impactful products that tackle real problems, using digital technologies such as IoT. Over the past six seasons, this contest has seen innovations like, smart precision farming, connected health monitoring, smart shopping cart, and IoT enabled energy management.