Sacred Heart College, every year, recognizes young inventors and introduces their innovations and ideas to the society through the event called SHYIA (Sacred Heart Young Inventor Award). The event for 2023 was held on Monday, 06.03.2023 in the Kamaraj Arangam, at 9.30 a.m. in the College premises.
The Principal of Sacred Heart College, Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, SDB, cut open the ribbon and inaugurated SHYIA 2023. He welcomed and appreciated the participants for their efforts. After the inaugural ceremony the judges evaluated the products and processes presented by the participants.
The esteemed adjudicators for the event were, Dr. S. Vijayanand, Assistant Professor (Senior Grade), Department of Biotechnology, Thiruvalluvar University, Serkkadu, Vellore, Dr. A. Manimaran, Assistant Professor (Senior Grade), Department of Mathematics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology (Deemed to be University), Vellore, Dr. Y. Edison Nesadoss, Head, Department of Social Work, Voorhees College, Vellore District, and Dr. S. Srinath, Director, Ziwwit Educational and Research Centre, Tamil Nadu.
The event concluded at 4.30 P.M. with the valedictory function. Rev. Dr. John Alexander, SDB the Rector and Secretary presided over the valedictory function and released the fourth edition souvenir of SHIYA. Rev. Dr. K. A. Maria Arockiaraj, SDB, the Additional Principal, Shift II, delivered the key note address. The Judges after being introduced, offered their insights and valuable feedback to the participants.
The Computation and Mathematical domain was coordinated by Dr. S. U. Vasantha Kumar and Dr. A. George Louis Raja. The Life Sciences domain was coordinated by Dr. Niyas Ahmed and Dr. M. Manikandan. The Language and Social Sciences domain was coordinated by Dr. S. Sasikumar and Dr. K. Arockiaraj. Physical and Chemical Sciences was coordinated by Dr. S. A. Martin Britto Dhas and Dr. S. Shekar.
A total of 390 participants from 11 colleges attended the event. Eight colleges from within the state and three colleges from other states participated. A total of 135 Research Projects belonging to various domains; Computing and Mathematical Sciences - 25 Projects, Languages and Social Sciences - 24 Projects, Physical and Chemical Sciences - 27 Projects, Life Sciences - 63 Projects, were exhibited.
The proposals were classified as research processes and research products. The best proposals were selected based on Novelty, Originality, Presentation, Utility/Application, and Patentability. Prizes and certificates were awarded to the winners of each domain.
The following were the prize winners: For Language and Social Sciences, Mr. Rahul Kumar and his team from Sacred Heart College won the First place for their project titled, Augmented Reality Shopping/Virtual Reality Shopping. P. Divya & team from Sacred Heart College won the Second place for the project titled Smart Helmet Project to Avoid Accidents. Sehban Ahmed from Islamiah College won the third place for the project on Computational Estimate of Air Quality.
Computational and Chemical Sciences: Maria Joseph and team Sacred Heart College won the first place for the project Oxygen from Hydrogenated Water using Indigenously Constructed Shock Tube. The second place was won by A.F. Poomani and team from Sacred Heart College for The Guardian Google’s. V. Kalaiselvi and team from Sacred Heart College won the third place for the project titled Organic Mosquito Repellent and Herbal Commercial Products.
Computing and Mathematical Sciences prize winners are as follows: D. Sagayaraj and S. Don Richard, from Sacred Heart College won the first place for Coyley Digraphs of the Group Generated by Higher Order Derivatives. Elavarasan & team from Sacred Heart College won the second place for their title Knight Tour Crypto System. The third place was won by P. Monika & S. Vinothini from Sacred Heart College for their project on Rail Fence and Odd Even Transposition Technique in Network Security.
Prize winners of Life Sciences are as follows: The first place was won by Swetha and team, from Sacred Heart College for their project on Formulation of Bio Products for Beauty and Safety Integumentary System. The second prize was won by B. Lokeshwari and team from Sacred Heart College for their proposal on Modified Form of Cattle Field. The third place was won by S. Deena Dayal and Vignesh from Loyola College, Chennai for the project on Bio Filter for the Bio Remediation of the Vehicle Exhaust Using Purple Sulphur Bacteria. Two consolation prizes were given to each of the respective domains.
The IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) cell of the college, arranged for the patenting of the best inventions. Rev. Dr. G. Theophil Anand, SDB, Vice-Principal, (Admin) Shift I, and Dr. P. Saranraj, Head of the Department of Microbiology, coordinated the entire event.