Anna University honors few colleges in Tamil Nadu for their contribution to the society and technology through patented projects. AVCE is proud to say that it is one among the top three engineering colleges in the southern region in terms of patent rights. Honoring this achievement, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Anna University awarded the Intellectual Property award-2019 on technology day to AVCE. The award was received by Mr. Gaswin Kastro, Professor of AVCE, and Dr. D. Peter Jesudhas, Chairman of AVCE from A. Sivathanu Pillai, Founder-CEO and Managing Director of BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd, in the presence of Prof. M.K. Surappa, Vice-Chancellor of Anna University.
The first patent right was for the Solar Tricycle for fish vending women. This project was the fruit of joint collaboration of AVCE and IEEE California, USA. This socio-economic project involves designing and developing a solar tricycle which can be operated by fish vending women themselves, thereby helping in the transportation of their commodities at less cost. The second patent right was for coir pith drying machine, which was funded by an industry as part of industry-institute collaboration.
AVCE is a growing institution in terms of technology oriented development carrying out various socially relevant projects. AVCE fervently hopes that with the right blend of creativity and technology, engineering can be used to serve the common man at affordable cost.