Pune: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) announced the winners of the West Regional Round of the prestigious IET India National Scholarship Award, 2016 held in MAEER’s Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune.
Atul Raj from the Army Institute of Technology won in the General Categories and received a cash prize of Rs 40,000 and a certificate. The winners will now compete at the National Finals which is going to be held in Bangalore. The participants presented their ideas on the topic “Sustainable & scalable innovations in energy conservation, water & personal hygiene in rural India” and were judged on their presentation skills, leadership potential, original ideas, and creativity of solution and depth of technical understanding.
Kanishk Jain from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay was the runner up in the General category and received Rs.20, 000 and a certificate.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) witnessed incredible participation from the engineering community with over 7,068 registrations for its 4th edition of The IET India Scholarship Awards 2016.
The evaluation of IET India Scholarship Award 2016 will be done across 4 different stages/ levels to analyze the eligibility of the participants to provide technical engineering solutions to existing social problems. The multiple stages/ levels include the Online Application followed by the Online Test, the Regional Level Assessment and finally the National Final. The winners are evaluated across various parameters including academic performance, extracurricular activities, range of outreach activities and their ability to come up with engineering solutions for problems impacting society. The focus of the award is to demonstrate economically, socially and technologically viable ideas to resolve challenges prevalent in our society.
The Award was first announced in 2013. The winners are evaluated across various parameters including academic performance, extracurricular activities, range of outreach activities and their ability to come up with engineering solutions to solve problems impacting society.
The IET India Scholarship Award Advisory Committee includes Dr. A. Chakrabarti (Ex Vice Chancellor, Jadavpur University and Chair, IET India Scholarship Award Advisory Committee), Dr. H. P Khincha (Chairman, Karnataka Innovation Council and Advisor, Indian Institute of Science), Dr. C.R Muthukrishnan (Ex- Consulting Advisor to CEO at Tata Consultancy Services and Ex. Director in charge IIT Chennai),Dr. S. S Murthy (Ex Vice Chancellor of Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga), Prof.Sadagopan, (Director, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore), Dr. (Mrs.) Balvinder Shukla (Vice Chancellor, Professor Entrepreneurship & Leadership, Amity University, Noida), Dr.SamarjitSengupta, (Professor, Department of Applied Physics, University of Calcutta), Dr.Madhuri Joshi, (Professor, Electronics & Telecommunication, College of Engineering, Pune.)
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