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Achievements

Trying to achieve everything, one achievement at a time!

MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2016

June, 2016.

I was selected for Class 4 of MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2016. Unfortunately I could not attend it because of unavoidable circumstances. 

The MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is an intensive, week-long new ventures leadership program that gives bootcampers a taste of drinking from the firehose that all MIT students experience. It is a nexus connecting entrepreneurs from around the world to the entrepreneurship and innovation eco-system surrounding the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Read more about MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp  here.

Jagriti Yatra Awardee 2016

December 2016 - Jan 2017.

Jagriti Yatra is an ambitious train journey of discovery and transformation that takes hundreds of India's highly motivated youth, especially those who are from small towns and villages of India, on a 15 day, 8000 km national odyssey to meet the role models - social and business entrepreneurs - of the country. The vision of Jagriti is 'building India through enterprise'. 

Biz Gyan Tree (BGT) is a unique enterprise training program that provides aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to validate their business ideas in a 'Middle India' setting through a residency and allows them to create business plans to solve the challenges of 'Middle India'.

Only through a residency in a rural setting can the youth understand the challenges faced by ‘Middle India’ and come up with appropriate solutions that can be turned into business ideas – is the philosophy at the core of Biz Gyan Tree. Read more here.

I was the CEO of my team. We won 4 out of 8 awards in BGT Competition. The awards are:

  1. Overall Winners.

  2. Most Innovative Business.

  3. Most Feasible Business.

  4. Best of Manufacturing Vertical.

Selected as one of the 200 startups in Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit Competition for Incubation by Govt. of Gujarat.

October, 2016.

My application (application number 375) for Grand Challenges competition was shortlisted after preliminary evaluation by Government Approved Nodal Institution i.e. Venture Studio for potential Incubation Support under the'Scheme for assistance for Startups/Innovations' launced by Government of Gujarat in 2015. 

Effectivenes of “ADTQ Method” for Productivity Improvement

Journal - 9th International Conference on Engineering & Business Education and 6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

ISBN - 978-3942100-43-4

Publication Date - 25 February, 2016.

Organizations of today are facing an increasingly turbulent environment. General scenario in the organization is that the organization wants maximum effective utilization of bottleneck resources, like man, material and money. However it is very difficult to evaluate how to assign a job, which operator is best for that particular job considering all the parameters. This paper sheds light on “ADTQ METHOD”. The terms A, D, T and Q in the name of the method stand for Activities, Difficulty of Activities, Time and Quality-factor respectively. This method is for job assignments with respect to the above all corresponding parameters. By using this method, Quality-factor is calculated which helps in finding which worker is best for which activity. This method gives us results based on the difficulty-rating of an activity. Thus, making possible the task of achieving high productivity. This method can be applied easily and cheaply even in small scale industries.

A copy of the paper is attached here.

Smart Restaurant with Automated Delivery Channels Concealed Under the Floor

January, 2016.

This project was started with the intention of automating already existing restaurants without installing any over-the-head clunk or side-wall food delivery channels.

The main feature cum benefit of the system is it installs a false flooring in any restaurant under which delivery channels shall be installed. This serves two purposes, first being it removes any clunk from the eyesight of the diners and second, as the food is delivered from under the floor, it keeps the food safe from any environmental contamination.

 

*I have had obtained a provisional patent for this project which I've abandoned now in lieu of open-source.

Low Cost Automatic Vacuum Cleaner Operated by Android App

September, 2015.

The project was started with the purpose of creating a vacuum cleaner for the middle class families that still struggle with mop cleaners. Mobile phone penetration being increasing everyday, the cleaner is connected with a phone app via Bluetooth keeping in mind the ease of use of the cleaner. The cleaner is designed to incorporate a cleaning method termed 'In-plane 360 degree cleaning' that cleans a full 360 degree area instead of just a vertical/horizontal layer. This increases the surface area being cleaned and also cleans corners effectively. 

However, with Android app being ready, the prototype is kept on hold for now. 

 

*I have had obtained a provisional patent for this project which I've abandoned now in lieu of open-source. 

Winner, 3rd, Ramanujan State Level Math Fair (2008), and

Participant of National Level Math Fair (2009)

November, 2008.

I had participated in State Level Ramanujan Math Fair while in Grade 8. With display of different types of Brain Teasers, Puzzles and Quick Wit, our team was able to win 3rd prize in the fair. And for winning it, we were also given a chance to present our Teasers and Puzzles at a National Level Math Fair in Beawar, Rajasthan, India. 

BAJA SAE Team Member

2014 and 2015.

I was a Team member of BAJA SAE (Society for Automotive Engineer) for Two consequtive years in 2014 and 2015. I handled 'Tyre and Hub' Division of our Team.

Baja SAE® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain.  Each team's goal is to design and build a single-seat, all-terrain, sporting vehicle whose structure contains the driver. The vehicle is to be a prototype for a reliable, maintainable, ergonomic, and economic production vehicle which serves a recreational user market.

 

The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the design, planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.

Read more about BAJA SAE here.