FAER McAfee Scholar Awards 2018-19


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Scholar Awards Program

We are conducting the FAER scholar program to select and award "scholars" status to meritorious students from engineering colleges based on a project work with a rigorous three stage selection process referred and conducted by experts in the areas of
(1) Computer Science and Information Technology,
(2) Communications technologies and concepts (digital, optical, wireless, satellite etc.),
(3) Power and Energy Systems,
(4) Signal Processing,
(5) Applications,
(6) Innovative applications of systems for problems related to rural areas and disadvantaged people - health, education, renewable energy, labour saving technologies, rural technologies, etc

The objective of the FAER scholar program is to encourage creativity and innovation amongst the students in polytechnics and engineering institutions across India particularly those in rural and semi-urban areas making them to think and prepare detailed project proposals on areas and topics of relevance related to rural areas, rural communications, agricultural information systems, e-Governance, resource utilization, ecology, watershed development, renewable resources etc.,

Prize Amount

  • First Prize : Rs. 100,000/- (Rs. 80,000 for the students team and Rs. 20,000 for the project guide)
  • Second Prize : Rs. 75,000/- (Rs. 60,000 for the students team and Rs. 15,000 for the project guide)
  • Third Prize : Rs. 50,000/- (Rs. 40,000 for the students team and Rs. 10,000 for the project guide)

Selection Process

Stage 1 : FAER will receive project proposals from students in engineering colleges, screen them with the help of experts and select projects for funding. An amount up to a maximum of Rs. 5,000/- will be reimbursed to each project team after completion of their project.

Stage 2 : Selection of "FAER -McAfee Scholars" based on the evaluation of the completed projects through a Seminar-cum-Exhibition and best projects will be awarded with Cash Prize and Certificates in FAER - McAfee Scholar Awards Presentation Function.

Dates to Remember :

Last date for receipt of hardcopy of the proposals for projects. Please send softcopy of the proposal by 31st October 2018. Email:
Project Approvals by FAER. 18th January 2019.

The proposals duly certified by the project guide and Principal should reach the address mentioned below on or before 31st October 2018.

Foundation for Advancement of Education and Research
G5, Swiss Complex, 33, Race Course Road, Bengaluru - 560001

Rules of the Contest & Proposal Format

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List of Selected Proposals for FAER-McAfee Scholar program 2018-2019

S.NoProject TitleName of the CollegeProject Guide
1Software assistance to deaf and dumb using handshape algorithmCoorg Institute of TechnologyRavishankar M P
2A new threshold approach for brain tumour segmentation using neuro-fuzzyRamco Institute of TechnologyB.Kannan
3Non invasive glaucoma and haemoglobin detection using thermal imagingVel Tech Multi Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr.Sakunthala Engineering CollegeR.Kalpana
4Writing machine for the blind peopleAdhiyamaan College of EngineeringV.Sivakumar
5Real time intruder detection using GPS based quadcopterIFET college of EngineeringT.Ananth Kumar
6Autismiles An application for detecting austim spectrum disorder (ASD) in kidsCoorg Institute of TechnologyRamaKrishna B B
7Innovative Application of Optical Sensing for Heavy Metal Detection in Water towards Effective Pollution ControlCMR Institute of TechnologyChaitanya Lekshmi Indira
8Using Machine Learning Technique for Speech Emotion Recognition KLE College of Engineering & TechnologyBasavaraj Hunshal
9A Robust Technique to Generate Unique Code using DNA Sequences.KLE College of Engineering & TechnologyBahubali Akiwate
10Acoustic localization for autonomous unmanned systemsRamaiah institute of technologyS.Dawnee
11Wearable device for women security Ramaiah institute of technologySuma K V
12Child tracking and monitoringRamaiah institute of technologySara Mohan George
13IRIS based ATM card authentication systemSrinivas Institute of TechnologyAnusha Anchan
14Offline signature verification using convolutional meural networksSrinivas Institute of TechnologySwathi
15Wearing Technology to monitor urinary bladder kidney functioningErode Sengunthar Engineering collegeV.Thamizharasan
16Design and implementation of sign language translator using microtouch sensorVel Tech Multi Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr.Sakunthala Engineering CollegePadma Priya
17Power transmission in salt water instead of step down transformerSVS college of engineeringM.Dinesh
18Fire retardant property of cotton fabrics treated with spinach oleracea (in tamil pasali keeral) leaves extractErode Sengunthar Engineering collegeM.Balaji
19Brain tumor segmentation based on SFCM using probabilistic neural networkVel Tech Multi Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr.Sakunthala Engineering CollegeK.Nithya
20Single phase smart meter for IOT Bethlahem Institute of EngineeringL.Femila
21A smart walking assistance for visually impaired peopleSVS college of engineeringC.Viji
22An innovative design and fabrication of Blaze Extinguisher to avoid fire accidents in automobilesKamaraj College of Engineering and TechnologyDr. S. Senthil
23EEG signal based automatic medical support system for epieptic seizure detection using wearable sensorDr.N.G.P.Institute of TechnologyP.Divya
24Testbed module of microbial fuel cell using sodium hydroxide and glucoseExcel College of Engineering & TechnologyV.S.Arulmurugan
25Ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke identification systemAkshaya college of engineering & technologyManoj P
26Improved network security using three level securityVel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering CollegeM.Rajesh Khanna
27Remote fall detection system for elderly peopleRamaiah Institute of TechnologySara Mohan George
28Automated smart sanitation system for public toiletsAkshaya College of Engineering and TechnologyBoobalan.T
29Low power and area efficient DCT algorithm for image processing applicationRamco Institute of TechnologyA.Azhagu Jaisudhan Pazhani
30Detection of distracted drivers using machine learningDronacharya College of EngineeringAshima Mehta
31Low cost PCB plotterDronacharya College of EngineeringChandra Shekhar Singh
32P2P content sharing over a decentralized network using blockchain and IPFSRamaiah institute of technologySowmya B.J.
33Biometric fingerprint matching using ridge features based on DFSCheran college of EngineeringRevathi S
34Development of microbial fuel cell with improved performancePES UniversityK N Shanthi
35Detection of harmful gas to ensure safety and security of human life and propertyGuru Nanak Institutions Technical CampusDr. M.I.Thariq Hussan
36Augmented reality smart glassesDronacharya College of EngineeringParul Bansal
37Blindspot Detection and accident prevention systemAkshaya College of Engineering and TechnologyA. Abdul Hayum