Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Published on May 26, 2020 um 10:59
Type of Enterprise
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
SMART LC is a vending machine that automatically verifies all the required data of the student from the college/university server and prints Leaving/Transfer certificate or any other documents needed by the students. A leaving/transfer certificate is a document which signifies that the student have left the institute/University on account of various reasons (mainly due to the academic course is completed.) . . . . AIM:- To provide hard copy of any document to a student within a minute. It also displays pending dues and documents status. It is a one touch solution for all problems. . . . . NEED:- 80% Indian institutes only provide hard copy of documents & certificates, but completing the procedure is very time-consuming as it requires a lot of paperwork which brings extreme pressure on staff and students. Apart from that, there is also wastage of paper as paperwork require bundles of document copies. So we came up an idea of getting these documents and certificates through a machine. This project can complete 2-3 days of task in a minute and there will be no need of paperwork as all the verification process will be done by the machine. . . . . COMPONENTS:- screen Touch LCD display, Printer, Central unit, Input device for authentication (e.g. biometric, keypad, barcode scanner). . . . . WORKING:- Students have to verify their identity through input devices. Then select which document they want. If the all criteria are completed then the document will be printed, but if any criteria is pending then guidelines will be shown to fulfill the criteria (if the criteria cannot be completed on the machine, e.g. paying the library fee). If the pending criteria can be completed on the machine itself, then students have to follow steps and complete the criteria through the touch screen display. Once, all the conditions are fulfilled students can get their document.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
APPLICATIONS:- It is beneficial for all students, teachers and staff of every college, institute, University and schools. . . . . BENEFITS:- 1) Super time saving. For example, if a paper-work procedure takes 4 hours to complete each day, then this project will reduce this time to few minutes. 2) Staff burden is reduced as there will be few paper-work. 3) Sustainable and convenient. 4) All the conditions should be compulsory fulfilled for each document. 5) Daily use 6) secured 7) Easy installation and user friendly 8) One time investment 9) No staff interference 10) As, there is no staff interference, therefore, it prevents hand to hand contact. So, it is extremely beneficial during this pandemic situation. 11) In every country, according to each University, this project can be fully customized. . . . . NOTE: It is not suitable for those institutions where no hard copy of certificates & documents provided; only soft copy is provided. . . . . IMPACT ON SDG: It will hugely impact on SDG 9 goal as it will definitely provide job opportunities to newcomers, especially to the marketers and software developers. It will heavily impact on the staff and facilities as it will save immense of time so that they can invest it on other work. For example, if a person is assigned with a task to verify all the documents and data of the final year students; it would take 2-3 hours to finish the task. Whereas, our machine will complete the task in a minute. So just imagine 10 people are saving 2-3 hours every day, then so much time will be saved. We are also paving our path towards SDG 7 and SDG 13 goals. Our product does not emit any kind of gas or heat nor it consumes high power. It prevents thousands of papers from being wasted. . . . . ACHIEVEMENTS:- Till now we have achieved in promoting our project in different states of our country through exhibitions and competitions.
Sustainability and future plans
BUSINESS PLAN:- Currently we are improving our project to advance level and looking for some funding. Our main financing source is BOOTSTRAPING, since our initial requirements is small. Our second option for funding will be government programs and investors. We expect to create a start-up by next year, if we collect appropriate funding. I will start the company in partnership with my four colleagues, who are also co-owner of this project. Our type of business will be B2A. The MAIN OBJECTIVE of our business is procurement of required parts, buying metal structures from metal fabricator and programming the software according institute's criteria. We will sell the product on both offline & online market. We will also provide maintenance service. After evaluating all the conditions like manufacturing cost and production cost, our SELLING PRICE will be approximately Rs. 40,000 (531.24 USD) in India. We guarantee that for a few decades our product will work, until all universities and institute provide only soft copy of documents.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Hi ! I am Arpita Kar from India & I'm 19 year old. Currently, I am a polytechnic student, pursuing Electronics Engineering from Mumbai. My field of interests are AI, IOT, robotics & web designing. I am in love with technology and I want to use my knowledge for the well-being of the society. From childhood I was fascinated with the power of technology, so I always want to use this power to diminish the society problems and create a better civilization for future generation. This project is prepared by my team. We are a group of 5 members and it is our final year diploma Engineering project. We have been working on this project from last year. Here, I am representing my team. We have won 11 competitions out of 15.