DA-IICT wins Microsoft Imagine Cup national finals  

By : |April 24, 2006 0



BANGALORE: Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd today
announced that Rahul Sawhney, Deepak Jagdish, Shreyas Nangi and Mohit Gupta from
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology (DA-IICT),
Gandhinagar have won the Indian leg of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2006.

The winning team won prize money of Rs. 1 lakh and will now compete in the world
finals of Imagine Cup to be held in held in August 2006 at Agra. Now in its
fourth year, Imagine Cup is a global contest held by Microsoft to provide
student innovators from across the world a platform to showcase their software
development skills.

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Over 12,000 students from across India participated in this year’s
competition, which culminated in the National Finals that took place in
Bangalore today. Twelve teams from across the country showcased their software
solutions in front an expert panel of judges.

In keeping with this year’s theme – ‘imagine a world where technology
enables us to live healthier lives’, the winning team created a solution
‘Sonique’ for enabling visually challenged to dynamically move around and
perceive their surroundings.

The Navigators, another team from DA-IICT were chosen as the first runners up
and won prize money of Rs. 75,000. The team comprising Himanshu Pokhariya, Parag
Kulkarni, Tanushree Jindal and Vasudhara Kantroo created a solution for helping
patients with cerebral palsy navigate to navigate a regular PC and browse the
web in an easy manner without having to resort to the use of any specially
designed hardware or special (hence limited in availablity) software/websites.

Team InternalImaging from NIT, Jamshedpur were adjudged the second runners up
and won prize money of Rs. 50,000. The team comprising Abhishek Singh and
Natarajan S created a novel self-designed integrated hand-held Medical
Diagnostic System, which promises to make incredible impact in the world of
Medical Imaging.

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