DJ Strike 2018, organized by the IETE-SF committee had been a roaring success. Inspired by the response received by the student body and the support provided by the teacher mentors the IETE-SF this year promised to bring a bigger and better DJ Strike. Living up to our promise the competition had been excruciatingly tough. The projects on display were a mind-blowing combination of software and hardware concepts that the students have put in immense hard work behind to formulate. Coming beyond the mere academic restricted curriculum the students have formulated projects based on Arduino and Rapsberry pi, have developed apps and softwares to help ease and simplify our lives. Right from density based traffic signals, smart farms, drowsiness detection and alert system to smart irrigation systems all have been immensely practical solutions to our daily problems and help simplify our lives.

The strike review process was divided in three parts. It started off with the first review which took place on the 10th, 11thand 12th of January wherein the teams had to submit the project proposal. The second review held on the 14th, 15th and 16th of February was to portray the 50% of the project. The third review help on 11th, 12th, 13th of March was to present the complete technical paper for an internal evaluation. The internal evaluation done by Prof. Yukti Bandi, Prof. Venkatramanan and Prof. Tushar Sawant was a rigorous evaluation spread over the course of three months. All of the projects that cleared through these reviews were to be published in the Strike Journal and given an opportunity to present their projects for the final evaluation.

The final review took place on the 12th of April. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Manali Godse, Vice Principal of Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering. The final presentation was graded out of sixty and combined with the internal evaluation which was out of 40, the winners were declared on the basis of both the evaluation. The judges who conducted the final review were an anomaly of our esteemed alumni, Mr. Sameer Kadam, Ms. Shruti Pistolwal and Ms. Komal Ajmera. All of the judges are doing extremely well in the fields of their choice be it entrepreneurship, teaching, corporate. They serve as the perfect role models to all the students and provide inspiration for them to work harder.

The following were the winning teams;

1st Prize (EyeRis Vision for Blind 2):

Team: Jash Patani, Krisha Mehta, Sampras D’souza, Soumyaprakash Dasmohanpatra, Pratik Kanani

Teacher Mentor: Prof. Tushar Sawant, Prof. Pratik Kanani

2nd Prize (Intelligent farm Assistant):

Team: Crispin Lobo, Sarfaraj, Pradeepti Gupta, Harsh Benahalkar, Jay Vyas, faisal Sadique, Saurav Rajwani.

Teacher mentor: Mrunalini Pimpale.

3rd prize (Sign Language Translator):

Team: Dipak Chandak, Viren Contractor, Harsh Vaishnav, Devanshi Shah, Harsh Sanghvi

Teacher Mentor: Mrunalini Pimpale.

The winning teams received prize money of Rs. 3500, Rs. 2500 and Rs. 1500 respectively. The winning projects had used a combination of machine learning, real time object recognition and training and so on to give practical and convenient solutions to our daily problems.

Pictures of the event:

1. Students presenting their respective projects during the final evaluation round

2. Vice Principal, Dr. Manali Godse, inaugurating the Event


3. Unveiling of the Ignite Magazine


4. Winners being awardedby the Principal, Dr. Hari Vasudevan, Vice Principal Dr. A. C. Daptardar, Head of Deaprtment, EXTC, Dr. Amit A. Deshmkh and Branch Counsellor, Dr. Anuja Odhekar.


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