@nesan The Major Problem of doing own Project :
* As a B.E Student, we can do a project with a simple concept oly..
* Most of the lecturer won't appreciate your own work, they will simply reject your project by saying two words : Its Simple & its already exits...
But doing own project gives you more practical knowledge and experience... Engineering Concept can be understood only through practical knowledge..
If doing a own project, you need to start in the Third Year itself.. Since in final semester you won't get enough time finish the own project.. Most of the students do in the project center, also College lecturer also feel its easy doing in project center since they provide hardware , report , simulation, etc etc.. but if own project you need more time to do it...
So its perfect to start in 3rd year itself..
Before Starting your project in 3rd Year, Conduct your lecturer and confirm the project title, since the same project might be done by your seniors, or already exits.. Confirming a project title is little bit headache..:-)
Project need a working model and simulation.. Only simulation is not enough..
Idea for Own Project :
Its not required to find new things for doing project, you can also modify the existing projects... Find the drawbacks in existing project and solve it with your solution..
For Example : (My Project :-) )
Consider a Project "Developing a Multitasking Shopping Trolley" (Base Paper : Click Here
In this Existing project Customer puts the product in the trolley and using RFID sensor product price is fetched and finally sends to the billing section, customer need to pay there.
Drawback : Since the customer need to pay in billing section, customer need to wait in queue to pay the bill
My Project :
I Modified this project, Added a Smart Card system to the trolley. So that customer can pay their bill in trolley itself..
Since i explained the drawback in existing system and my solution to it., my lecturer accepted this project..