- With the help of the Android application, girls can send a text message to family, friends and authorities concerned in an emergency situation
- The unique selling proposition of the app, ‘Be Safe Girls’, is that it uses less than 1 MB memory space
New Delhi, February 2015: Amid growing number of crimes against women, a Women Safety application has been developed by students and faculty of ITM University, Gurgaon which has been recently selected for the National Campaign ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ (Save girl child-Educate girl child).
The University’s app was selected recently during the two-day event held in Panipat by the Haryana Government to create awareness about the campaign. The Android-based application ‘Be Safe Girls’ has been developed by Ms Sujata, Asst Professor, Ms Sakshi, final year student of dept of CSE&IT, ITM University, Gurgaon and development team of the University. The USP of the app, as per the development team, is that it consumes less than 1 MB memory space.
“Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is a great initiative of the government and it is a moment of pride for us that an application developed by our students has been selected for such an important national campaign. The app will infuse a sense of security among women, making them fearless and more confident. We hope that the efforts of our students will help the campaign become successful,” said Prof B S Panwar, Vice Chancellor, ITM University, Gurgaon.
The app has a button that will appear on the mobile screens upon downloading. In an emergency situation, the girl would be able to inform her family, friends and security officials of the university or authorities concerned through a text message just with the pressing of the button. Upon activation, the app would send the precise location of the device to the people concerned.
Application uses location tracker with the help of any of the available technologies like GPS, 3G, 2G or Wi-Fi. The app would be available to the users once it is operationalized.
About ITM University
ITM University (formerly Institute of Technology and Management) was founded in 1996, to promote excellence in higher education by Educate India Society, registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860. The university was conceived in response to the acute deficiency of centres of higher learning in the country as also, the need to develop relevant human capital to meet the technology and management challenges of the 21st century. The founders had a clear and well defined mission – to build an unaided, self – financed university committed to delivering education of internationally recognized standards, a university that would go on to serve as an intellectual resource base in India and the sub-continent.
The university has collaborations with ITB (Ireland), University of Chester (UK), Pukyong National University (Republic of Korea) and Hogeschool van Amsterdam (The Netherlands), the University of Warwick (UK), Michigan Technological University (USA) and American Society for Quality.
ITM University has three schools namely, School of Engineering & Technology, School of Management and School of Law, offering UGC approved courses at UG, PG and Ph. D. level in all three schools. It has the distinction of being rated in the ‘Premier’ category by the reputed international rating agency: Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC), UK.