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IIT Kgp organises competition on technology ideation

Kolkata: Students from IIT Kharagpur are organising a PAN-India competition on technology ideation for young innovators from schools. The Young Innovators' Program (YIP) is a platform to foster young minds from classes VIII-X students with scientific enthusiasm and a credo to ideate solutions of technological challenges faced by the globe. The competition will cover key domains such as Energy, Agriculture and Food Sciences, Environment, Hardware Modeling, Product Designing and BioTech.
The competition has three rounds. Proposals from about 250 teams comprising 600 students from all over India were considered for evaluation. 60 teams were shortlisted for the second round based on the concept note of the projects prepared by the students. In the second round, the students will be presenting detailed project synopsis based on which selection for the final round will be made. "We are amazed to see how students have used their scientific knowledge to apply them for real-life problems and have come up with technological propositions such as Automatic Writing Pen, Device for Persons with Disabilities, Agricultural Drone, Horticultural treatment of sewage, Drying-agent cooler for CFC emission" said DebanjanNayak, a 4th year student from the Branding and Relations Cell, a student group which is conducting this competition.
The final round is scheduled on the 4th week of October this year at the IIT Kharagpur campus. The finalists will get the opportunity to present their projects in front of distinguished researchers from among the faculty and alumni of the Institute. The finalists will be required to prepare a model to demonstrate their ideas and propose solutions to the taken up problem. The teams capable of presenting a lucid and achievable demonstration of their ideas would take away the prizes.
"Our main aim is to develop every student's interest towards research, right from a young age. So we are conducting this Young Innovators' Program, thereby promoting the enthusiasm for research in the country" opined Professor Baidurya Bhattacharya, Associate Dean at IIT Kharagpur.

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