4th Mitsubishi Electric Cup concludes with innovation and felicitation at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad

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‘’D.K.T.E. Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute, ICHALKARANJI’’ became the Gold Cup winners of 4th Mitsubishi Electric Cup

16th February, New Delhi: After organizing Mitsubishi Electric Cup (ME Cup) for three successful years, Mitsubishi Electric, a leading electric & electronic equipment company concluded its fourth edition of ME Cup on Saturday,16thFebruary 2019. Incepted in 2016, ME Cup, an annual event of Mitsubishi Electric India has emerged as the biggest National-level Automation Competition in India that challenges many collegiate engineering teams to design, build and present factory-automated, innovative working models. The journey of 4th Mitsubishi Electric Cup kick-started in July 2018, witnessing several project submissions and teams working on their innovative project models. All the participating teams were backed by Mitsubishi Electric India’s technical support team and were provided with the essential Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation products such as Programable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interface (HMIs), Servo Motors, Variable Frequency Drives etc., to name a few.

The two-day competition saw some of the best innovative project displays built by the participating teams focusing on the theme ‘Digital Industry through Smart Imagination’. These models were based on Smart Solutions for purposes like building automations, industrial manufacturing processes, among others. Team ‘’SPARK ‘’ from D.K.T.E. Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute , ICHALKARANJI became the winners of the 4thMitsubishi Electric Cup, receiving Rs. 1,00,000 and Winner Trophy; “CON-SOL- E-3.0’’team from Institute of Technology, NIRMA University, Ahmedabad bagged the second position, receiving Rs. 75,000 and Runner up Trophy; and ‘’TEAM EMINENCE’’ from MKSSS’S CUMMINS College of Engineering for Woman, Pune ranked third in the competition with prize money of Rs 50,000 and Trophy; also they have received the Most Popular Team award. An appreciation prize of Rs 10,000 along with certificates was given to the selected 15 teams. All the participating teams were also given certificates of participation from Mitsubishi Electric India.

The competition primarily comprised three parts – “System Design and Presentation”, “Basic Knowledge” and “Good Behavior”. “System Design and Presentation” requires participating teams to focus on the theme of “Digital Industry through Smart Imagination”, independently design and produce a complete set of devices / models by using Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation products, the control system shall be built based on the [email protected] concept. The Basic Knowledge test involves questions on Programable Logic Controllers, Inverters, Human Machine Interface, Servo Motors and Factory Automation Network, aiming to examine students’ understanding of Mitsubishi Electric products and factory automation technologies. Under “Good Behavior”, participating teams are required to mandatorily comply with the discipline and arrangements of the Organizing Committee, with an eye on the words and deeds, organized in a friendly and civilized manner.

Congratulations to the winners of 4th edition of Mitsubishi Electric Cup. I congratulate all the participating teams for putting up such a great learning event. We are obliged to witness such young talent showcasing their innovative creations. Mitsubishi Electric is giving a platform to students to work as a team, create innovations and excel in the field of Factory Automation which ultimately contributes to the National Mission of Skill Development. To boost the motivation, Mitsubishi Electric will sponsor visit to its Headquarters in Japan for Gold Cup Winners. The students will have an opportunity to witness the world-class manufacturing facilities at Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation Factory in Nagoya, Japan. Further, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all participants and supportive members from institutes, organizations, companies and CII for their support and for making this event successful. We are hopeful that our initiative will help young minds to innovate in their future endeavours as well, said Mr. Katsunori Ushiku, Managing Director, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions said, “We are honoured to be chosen to organize the fourth edition of Mitsubishi Electric Cup. The working models showcased at the competition were a clear sign of emerging innovation in India and reflect the growth potential of our nation’s budding engineers. Manav Rachna has a robust research, innovation and an entrepreneurial ecosystem with many international accolades in the sphere of technological innovations. Competitions such as these broaden the spectrum of students. I congratulate Mitsubishi Electric for its unmatched role in developing and honing the skills of young engineers.”.

About Mitsubishi Electric India :

With nearly 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavours to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 4,331.1 billion yen (US$ 41.8 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.

Mitsubishi Electric in India has grown to become a company offering a wide range of innovative and high-quality products for the Indian market. This includes products and solutions for Air Conditioners, , Factory Automation and Industrial Systems, Power Systems, Photovoltaic solutions, Semiconductor & Devices, Transportation Systems and Visual & Imaging. For more information visit: http://in.mitsubishielectric.com/en/index.page

*At an exchange rate of 106 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2018

About Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS):

MRIIRS Faridabad, which is a Deemed-to-be-University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ Grade. This distinction places the Institution in the premier league of the top-rated universities of the country. Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies has been awarded the prestigious QS Stars rating. The Institution was rated five stars in teaching, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness, becoming the first university from India to receive 5 stars across 4 categories.  MRIIRS has been ranked among the Top Educational Institutions of the Country in the prestigious India Rankings 2018 by NIRF, MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, Govt. of India, across three categories: ‘Universities’ (Rank Band 151-200), ‘Engineering’ (Rank Band 151-200) and ‘Management’ (Rank Band 76-100).

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