A final year student at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the Faculty of Technology and Engineering at MSU has bagged Google backing for her mobile app, which also been recognised by Digital India. Bhavita Lalwani has also been selected for the “Google Summer of the Code” project, under which she will develop a regional language keypad (Indic Language input tool) for smartphones.
“This project will develop intelligent layouts which will be scalable to majority of Indian languages. It will also have next word predictions and auto correct and will be developed in ILIT,” said Bhavita.
The Aadhaar Authenticator App, which verifies an individual’s real Aadhaar data via a one-time password and biometrics and fingerprints, has also been considered by the Digital India Research. The Aadhaar is a wireless payment module which enables customer to pay bills, send money to another person with Aadhaar authentication.
Bhavita credits her faculty at MSU for allowing her to be involved with the projects in the final year. She will also receive a $5,500 stipend from Google. Dr Anjli G Jivnai, head, Computer Science and Engineering Department at MSU, said, “Her selection for the Google project is no surprise to me. She is hardworking.”