MREI to represent India at the world finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 at Seattle, USA

Winning has become a tradition at Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI), with another team from Manav Rachna Educational Institutions winning the national finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 and bagging the prestigious honour of representing India at the world finals of the competition in Seattle, USA.

Team Eyeluminati comprising Roopam Sharma, Akshita Sachdeva, Neeraj Saini and Debajit Guha qualified in the innovation category; has developed Project Manouve, a multi – utility wearable haptic device for the blind. The device can be used to read printed text and also helps the blind move around in a complex environment.

The team will now compete in the global finals from July 28 to 31 in Seattle, Washington (US) with 32 other winner teams, selected from more than 150 student projects across 64 countries in the World Semi-finals.

This is the second consecutive time that a team from MREI has made to the Global Finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015; while for four consecutive years, a team from MREI has made it to the National Finals of this coveted tournament. Last year, Team Codeblue from MREI had represented India at the world finals and emerged as the runner – ups. Three teams from Manav Rachna Educational Institutions, Team Aether (Project Tydee), Team Eyeluminati (Project Manouve) and Team Visioners (Project UltraFy) had qualified at the national finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup under all the three categories – Games, Innovation and World Citizenship category. Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is the world’s most prestigious student technology competition, bringing together student innovators from all over the world.

Roopam Sharma, Mentor – Team Eyeluminati dedicates his victory to his teachers and team who stood by him.

Congratulating the students, Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions said: “It is a moment of great victory for the entire Manav Rachna fraternity as innovations and projects developed at the Manav Rachna Innovation and Incubation Centre are being appreciated the world over and bringing laurels to the nation. Microsoft Imagine Cup is a huge platform & it speaks volume of the passion & hard work put in by the Students and their Faculty Mentors. I congratulate them and wish them all the best for the Seattle rounds”.