National Engineering Challenge is a national level technical quiz competition, one of its kind in India. Idea is to filter out the best engineering brains in the country and award them suitably to act as a catalyst in their growth trajectory. NEC is the only platform in India which enables engineers to challenge their technical knowledge on a National Platform. “National Engineering Challenge 2016 is one of the biggest and the most prestigious scholarship quizzes in India for engineering students. We plan to target nearly 1000+ engineering colleges across the country. NEC was a big success last year almost 81,000+ students participated across India. The event has been designed on both online and offline formats to spread awareness and motivate students to take part in this event.” This event has been bifurcated in three different rounds viz. Preliminary, Zonal and Final. The preliminary round shall be conducted online and is scheduled on the 28th of February, from 9 am to 9:30 am. 100 winning students from 50+ centres will be given Free GATE Classroom Coaching worth Rs.28,000/-.
The winners of the preliminary round shall travel to their respective zones in Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai to appear for a pen and paper test on the 6th of March & 13th of March. The top two winners of this test will be rewarded with a TabGATE (tablet with Pre- Loaded GATE content) worth Rs. 12,000/- and shall be eligible for the final round. The Grand Finale will be conducted in Bangalore on the 26th of June where every zone will be represented by a two-member team. The winning team will win a cash prize worth Rs. 1,00,000/- and the runner-up team will get prizes worth Rs. 50,000/-. The Finale will be conducted in the presence of some of the most eminent personalities in the field of Science and Engineering like Prof. C. Chellappan: Director, Ramanujan Computing Centre, Anna University (Retd.), Prof. H. Achyutha: Professor of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras (Retd.), Prof. O.V. Krishnaya Chetty: Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras (Retd.), Prof. P.A. Aswathanarayana: Professor of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras (Retd.) and Dr. K. Panchalan: Registrar IIT Madras (Retd.) To register, students can either visit any of the 50 centres of The Gate Academy and get the login credentials or can log on to : http://thegateacademy.com/nec-online/
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