OdishaPlus Bureau


Five students of the faculty of engineering and technology of SOA Deemed to be University have qualified for Level-2 in the Flipkart GRiD 2.0 Robotics Challenge as the only team from Odisha other than IIT and NIT.

Prof. Sujit Dash, Professor and Head, Corporate Engagement, Training and Placement, at ITER, SOA’s faculty of engineering and technology, said, “The team competed with groups from IITs, NITs and premier technical institutes from all over the country. It has also qualified for the CISCO Thingqbator Startup Track Program and had been alerted to be ready to enter the market for Drone software.”

“The group of five undergraduate students of Computer Science of 2021 graduating batch, have come up with remarkable research and development projects focusing on real time industrial and consumer market space,” he said.

Jivitesh Debata, Arun Kumar Mohanty, Manosini Dash, Mohammed Azmal and Anshuman Pandia, who constituted the team, felt that they had spent the lock down period in a productive manner while maintaining social distance with the support of the university and faculty members.

“Now, if there is any problem that needs a solution in robotics, web-apps or Artificial Intelligence development or even something as simple as a smart bulb, we can deliver as a team from start to end,” Debata said adding “this has been a huge experience we have gained in our career path and lives.”

The team comprises a Drone Pilot who has represented the country at international events, Full Stack Web Development, UI/UX modules and in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Prof. Dash said.