New Delhi: Pepper Plucker Cum Separator developed by students of Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally won 12th TechTop National innovation Challenge. The innovative machine was developed by Amal Jyothi students Shalom Philip Thomas, Mohammed Anshad, Nahas Rasheed, Sarath Chandran and  Akhil Dev. They won this coveted position contesting against 300 over entries. 

Amithab Kant, IAS, CEO of the Niti  Aayog gave away the prizes to the winners and visited their prototypes. He said, India needs millions of innovators to solve its millions of problems. That is why Niti Aayog under their Atal Innovation Mission, setting up Tinkering labs to create an ecosystem that promote innovation and make India the global power in technology.

The second place is won by Saintgits College of Engineering for their product Automated Appam Maker developed by students Nandu, Praise Babu, Sreerag, Sukesh, Toney Varghese and Vaishak has best precision and high potentiality to sell as a commercial products for restaurants.

Kerala Startup Mission is the main sponsor of the event staged at IIT New Delhi and encouraged by NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission. This year’s TechTop Innovation Summit at IIT Delhi has many events. Started with a month long MIT-IIT Make in India Innovation and Entrepreneurship Gurukul lead by Rajesh Nair, Chairman of TechTop and a senior lecture at MIT Boston and the Director of innovation at the Asia School of Business, Malaysia.