Make-In-India Versus Fake Notes In India: To Detect Illegal Tender, IIT Kharagpur Students Develop Mobile App

Make-In-India Versus Fake Notes In India: To Detect Illegal Tender, IIT Kharagpur Students Develop Mobile AppA bank staff member counts Indian 500 rupee notes. (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images) 

Students from IIT Kharagpur has devised unique solutions ranging from detecting counterfeit currency to nuclear radiation tracking through wearable sensors at a nationwide competition titled Smart Indian Hackathon 2019, reports Indian Express.

A group of six students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, have developed the code for a smartphone application to detect fake currency through image processing.

Y.S.S. Santosh, Satish Kumar Reddy, Vipul Tomar, Sai Krishna, Drishti Tulsi and D V Sai Surya are the six students who developed the code. A user can upload a currency note image, and the mobile app will verify its authenticity using 25 features extracted from the front and rear side of the currency. In case of detection of a fake note, the user will also be notified of the failure checkpoints,” group leader T.Y.S.S Santosh was quoted as saying by IE.

The students also presented another innovative project, where they addressed the issue of occupational hazards of people working with nuclear-powered devices.