February 03, 2023

PES University students win 3 lakh cash prize in Ernst and Young Competition Techathon 3.0


EY announced the winners of the company’s 2022-23 “Enter the Metaverse” Competition in India. The winning teams developed innovative proposals for a range of technical challenges facing the construction industry. Team Phasmo Squad from PES University, Bengaluru who presented their solution on ‘Metaverse for Construction’ were judged winners of the challenge. A four-member team – Hari Ganesan, Karthik Nair and Sushanth Nair from the B. Tech 6 th semester Computer Science department and Aaryan Sandeep from B. Tech 6 th semester Electronics and Communication Department was awarded a cash prize of Rs 3 Lakh.

Team Phasmo Squad from PES University was among the top 6 teams from various colleges in this All-India challenge. The teams presented their solution to the grand jury consisting of industry leaders from Asian Paints, Adani group, Indian Oil company and EY. The final round witnessed tough competition from colleges across the country.

Team Phasmo Squad presented an Augmented Reality and Digital Twin based software solution to enhance the accuracy and quality of life of construction workers performing operations in heavy-duty construction sites. The proposed model uses an app which allows workers to overlay the blueprint in real life to make construction easier, as well as clear view of electrical and plumbing connections. The team developed a Digital twin so that remote maintenance and construction would also be possible.

Prof. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of the University heartily congratulated the students on their achievement.