What is KALPANA?

Technology meets Humanitarianism

"Nothing is impossible for women if they have a strong will". These were the words sent by Kalpana Chawla to all Indians, especially young girls. The name of this event is in remembrance of this woman who taught girls to dream of wings. She was the first woman of Indian origin to travel into space on NASA’s Space Shuttle mission, Columbia. Although we lost her in a tragic Space Shuttle disaster, she remains an epitome of inspiration and motivation for all the men and women around the world and especially for the aspiring youth of India. So this event is an opportunity for all the intellect heads out there seeking for opportunities to prove that they got that will inside them.

The Women In Engineering [WiE] Chapter at IEEE PESIT South Student Branch presents to you a 24 hr event that aims to bring Technology and Humanitarianism under one roof. This event consists of two main facets:-

This facet of Kalpana welcomes all engineering students from colleges across Karnataka to compete and showcase their technical skills in the Battle of Innovations to solve real-world problems that exist in our society today. Check out our wide range of problem statements here. A stringent selection process will shortlist the teams who provide the best solutions. These teams will compete with each other to be the ultimate winner. Depending on the solution provided by the team, they will be given a part to improvise in their product as a challenge. This will be provided on the day of the event.

Humanitarianism :

Mahatma Gandhi fervently believed in humanity. He trusted and had faith that there were good people in the world. In the memory of this great personality, on the occasion of his birth ceremony, the IEEE Student Branch of the PES University EC Campus will be donating in the name of cancer patients to help in their treatment. This facet of the event will also be supporting the idea of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of our beloved P.M. by hosting an awareness campaign.

We at PESIT South Student Branch trust that we have a moral responsibility as future engineers to give back to the community we live in. We hope that you believe in the same spirit and participate in Kalpana 2019.


Step 1:

Find a team. The team must consist of 2 - 4 members

Step 2:

Take a good look at our problem statements here

Step 3:

Select a problem statement of your interest and find an innovative solution for it.

Ex: For a problem statement "Traffic Congestion", the solution could be "a sensor-based smart IoT application".

Step 4:

Register and submit your ideas here

Registration will close on 23rd September at 01:00 AM
The registration fees are
  • Non-IEEE Members - ₹450 per head
  • IEEE Members - ₹400 per head

Note: Participants will have to pay the fee only if their idea is shortlisted

Step 5:

The shortlisted teams will be announced. These teams can compete in the Make-A-Thon at the venue.

All the best!


For any further clarifications you can reach us at

Email: ieeekalpana2019@gmail.com

Manasa Hegde : +91 97402 99619
Ashish Mishra : +91 89698 51451
Anjali Deshpande : +91 88842 36626
Annette Antony : +91 82770 98852
Shubham Saxena : +91 94564 11806

Location :


General Rules

  1. The team must select a problem statement from the ones provided by the organizers. The approach to the solution for the problem is up to the team.
  2. The solution to the problem cannot be a pre-existing one. The team must think of a method to develop on the current solutions and bring forward a better one, or think of a completely new solution. Any kind of plagiarism content more than 30% leads to a negative score.
  3. The solution to a problem cannot be a social experiment. It must be a technical solution with a proper scientific approach.
  4. The solution must be feasible, i.e., it should have the potential to be easily implemented in, and accepted by society.
  5. The team must keep in mind the cost of implementing the idea with the conditions mentioned above, and must keep an estimate ready.
  6. Any type of malpractices or harassment will not be entertained and will lead to direct disqualification of the team.

Team Specifications

To be eligible to participate in Kalpana 2019, a team must satisfy the following:-

  1. A team is to be composed of 2 to 4 members.
  2. All members of a team should be students in any Undergraduate program in science or engineering in India.
  3. The team can have members from more than one institution.
  4. The solution must satisfy the general requirements discussed above.
  5. The team can have a mentor, who is a faculty from their institution. Presence of a mentor shall not affect the eligibility of a team and will not influence the evaluation of a synopsis in any way.

NOTE: Depending on the solution provided by the team, they will be given a part to improvise in their product as a challenge. This will be provided on the day of the event

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Registerations are over!

Schedule of Events

Time Program
04:00 pm Registration Starts
04:45 pm Inaugration Function
05:30 pm Make-a-Thon Begins
08:00 pm Dinner & Recreational Activities
11:30pm 1st Round Judging Begins
01:00 am Mid-night Snacks
07:30 am Breakfast
09:30 am 2nd Round Judging
12:30 pm Lunch
03:00 pm Final Round Judging
04:00 pm High Tea
04:30 pm Valedictory Function


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Problem Statements

  1. Medicines and health products are important for addressing health problems and improve quality of lives. They form an indispensable component of health systems in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and in alleviating disability and functional deficiency. Medicines can be easily faked and thus poses fatal effects on the life of the patient taking them. Build an application to help the customer verify if some medicine is authentic or not.

  2. A study reported in WHO, conducted for the NCMH (National Care Of Medical Health), states that at least 6.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from some form of serious mental disorder, with no discernible rural-urban differences. Though there are effective measures and treatments, there is an extreme shortage of mental health workers like psychologists, psychiatrists, and doctors. Build an application to help fight depression.

  3. Foreign Exchange (forex or FX) is the trading of one currency for another. For example, one can swap the U.S. dollar for the INR. Come up with a system to make foreign exchange cheap, quick and secure

  4. Although India is still catching up with the developments in artificial intelligence and robotics as compared to others, Indian startups, as well as the government, are working at a rapid pace to integrate new age technologies. According to an IFR research, robot sales in India increased by 27 percent to a new peak of 2,627 units in India — almost the same as in Thailand. Keeping this scenario in mind, build a prototype of a multipurpose dynamic robot.

  5. Agriculture is one of the most important pillars of the Indian economy. The contribution of agriculture and its allied sectors to India’s GDP stood at 13.9% during 2013-14 (Agriculture 2013). More than half of the Indian population is dependent on agriculture for its subsistence. Build a prototype of a self moving device for agricultural monitoring.

  6. Search Mapping - Digital footprints create a pattern of the offender and serve as a valuable resource to locate and save the victim. Search mapping generates patterns of all digital footprints a person has left. Create an application that utilizes available digital footprint to suggest the location of a missing person.

  7. Litter is any kind of trash thrown in small amounts, especially in places where it doesn’t belong. With time, it heaps up. The practice is unlawful because it costs municipalities millions of dollars annually in cleanup costs. It also portrays a bad picture of an area. Come up with a solution of the problem of littering in public places.

  8. Build a prototype to enhance cyber security using Blockchain.

  9. Build an energy efficient system towards sustainable development.

  10. With the evolution of technology, everything is going digital. Even the charity funds collection is done online. This results in a lot of fraudulent activities as well. A major problem arises when we need to identify the online charity muggers and different them from the real charities? Devise a solution to overcome this problem of charity mugging.

  11. Build a prototype to make medical imaging diagnosis simple and effective.

  12. Device a solution to improve the sudden health care kits in public places.

  13. A stock is a general term used to describe the ownership certificates of any company. Come up with a system to accurately predict stocks to invest in the most optimal way.

  14. Digital learning is slowly taking over the orthodox way of teaching in schools and colleges. Students now prefer notes over textbooks. Build an automated system that can prepare notes after a meeting or class.

  15. One of the crucial issues for emergency medical service (EMS) in metropolis city is traffic congestion. Especially, the ambulance services are highly affected. Their response time increases leading to the causes of death and disabilities of patients in crisis, which impose severe socio-economic costs across the world. Devise a solution using technology to manage traffic for the ambulance to reach faster.

  16. According to theNational Council of Aging, about 92 percent of seniors have at least one chronic disease and 77 percent have at least two. Heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes are among the most common and costly chronic health conditions causing two-thirds of deaths each year. Come up with a solution of using smart tech to help solve the aging community problems like muscular dystrophy.

  17. Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, is caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms — including bacteria, viruses and parasites — or their toxins are the most common causes of food poisoning. Come up with a smart application that can help inform if an unknown food is safe to eat or not.

  18. Digital Twin - Build a 3D replica production layout or a Retail Space in AR or MR with streaming data from IoT device or any digital content.

  19. Immersive Marketing on WebAR- Build a prototype on the use of AR/VR in marketing/ brand building on WebAR.

  20. XR in Healthcare and Life Science - Build a prototype on the use of AR/VR in healthcare to help medical professional/ patient or pharmaceutical companies with the treatment of diseases and research

  21. Air pollution in India is a serious issue, ranking higher than smoking, high blood pressure, child and maternal malnutrition, and risk factors for diabetes. At least 140 million people breathe air 10 times or more over the WHO safe limit and 13 of the world's 20 cities with the highest annual levels of air pollution are in India. Air pollution contributes to the premature deaths of 2 million Indians every year. Build a portable electronic filter that can help avoid air pollution.

  22. Customer feedback is information provided by clients about whether they are satisfied or dissatisfied with a product or service and about general experience they had with a company. Come up with a solution to assure the customer that their feedback on any website is not being tampered with.

  23. Using technology, devise a solution to remove the hassle of waiting in long queues at toll gates.

  24. Build a prototype for footstep power generation on footpaths and same as it with the vehicles when travelling on highways.

  25. Build an application for spam call detection.



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