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Dronacharya Students win Pan-India Second Prize in MOTOROLA SCHOLAR AWARDS PROGRAM: 2015-16 Sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation, USA.


Motorola Solutions Foundation under the aegis of Foundation for Advancement of Education & Research (FAER) launched Motorola Scholar Program at National Level on 30 Nov 2015 to encourage creativity and innovation in the student community by submission of projects in the following areas:

  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Mobile Communications
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Rural technologies
  • Health care Technologies
  • Labor saving Technologies for Women
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Applications


Motorola received 341 entries Pan-India for the competition. The selection process comprised of two stages. The first entailed shortlisting of projects by experts and select for funding to a maximum amount of Rs. 5000/-. The second stage was evaluation of completed projects through seminar cum exhibition and award best projects with cash prize and certificates in Motorola Scholar Awards presentation function to be held at Bangalore.

Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida submitted one project, “Hand Talk” from Electronics & Communication Engineering department.The project consisted of the following members: Mr. Sachin Kumar Verma – Student (VI Sem, ECE) and Mr. Rishabh Kesharwani – Student (VI Sem , ECE)


Project, “Hand Talk” envisages a systemic approach to provide a much needed facility  to the differently abled persons to communicate their needs and requirements. Deaf and dumb persons are not able to communicate and consequently undergo hardship and frustration. The project provides a platform to such disability. The system senses the hand movements (various  gestures  performed  by  hand)  through  flex  sensors  which  are  converted  into corresponding codes by Arduino, open source platform board. These codes produce the desired messages and allows the deaf and dumb to express their requirements. A sensor equipped glove needs to be worn on the hand for this purpose.

The messages can be obtained as an LCD display or as an SMS through GSM module. The device can further be put to use for controlling home appliances.

Project “Hand Talk” was shortlisted in the first round on 14 Jan 2016 for final presentation and exhibition at Bangalore on 16 Jun 2016.

A total of 31 projects were displayed for the final evaluation.

First prize of Rs.75,000/-was awarded to MITS , Madanapalle , Andhra Pradesh for project, “Design and Fabrication of Tri-Cycle, Powered by Spiral Torsion Spring For Handicapped To Climb the Elevations”.

Second prize of Rs.50,000/- was awarded to Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida for project, “Hand Talk”.

Third prize of Rs.30,000/- was awarded to  KEL College Of Engineering, Chikodi, Karnataka for project, “Study on Production and Characterization Lipase Immobilized Magnetic Micro Particles for Economic Biodiesel”.

Special award of Rs.25,000/- was awarded to MITS, Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh for project, “Blind vision”.

Director, Prof S.K.Bagga  congratulated the team of project Hand Talk for bringing pride and honor to the Institute. 


(For reference regarding detail of procedure : http://faer.ac.in/motorola/msp2015_16/motorola2015_16.html)

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