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All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Engineering Council of India (ECI), and the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), are jointly holding a competition “AICTE-ECI-ISTE Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards-2018” for the students of AICTE approved Degree & Diploma level Technical institutions. The Awards are aimed for motivating young individuals, inspiring leaders and institutions/ organizations to raise their performance in their specific domains leading to significant contribution towards the growth and development of the nation.
To recognize and honour innovative work of the students displaying exceptional skills by providing the innovative solution on the given theme. Applications will be short listed based on their conformity to the guidelines and information furnished by nominees for specific categories. The recipients will be finalised based on the Recommendation and NOC forwarded by the institute and scrutiny of the applications by the jury & practical demonstrations by the contestants. Awards will be given in following Categories for Degree and Diploma Students (including students from AICTE approved Community College):
Category-I: Outstanding Innovative Team Award (Degree and Diploma)
Category-II: Outstanding Teacher Award for mentoring Students Project
The Problem: The participants need to provide and innovative solution to following problem:
“Empowerment of Villages through Technologies”
For the holistic development of villages under the above theme, the following 8 sub-themes have been shortlisted: –
- Water & Irrigation
- Sanitation & Solid Liquid Waste Management
- Rural Infrastructure
- Agriculture & Food
- Education, Skill Initiative & Startups
- Rural Craft & Livelihood
- Any other Rural Appropriate Technologies
Who Can Apply?
The Awards cover the students of AICTE approved Degree and Diploma Technical Institutions and Polytechnics. It also includes students from AICTE approved Community Colleges.
Nominations/Applications from all girls teams are especially encouraged….!
- Online application will start from: 10-07-2018
- Last date to submit the application: 10-08-2018
- Important: *Do not use Internet Explore to Fill the Entry*
Write to: email@example.com
Phone no. 01129581033
Financial Express | Pradeep Shah | April 26, 2018 |
In Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA event, the students are required to make an off-road vehicle known as buggy that has to pass multiple levels to compete in the final endurance race. The 12th edition of the event is scheduled to start on 13th July at Chitkara University in Punjab.
Attention Engineering Students! – Mahindra has just announced the start of registrations for BAJA SAEINDIA 2019. The 12th season of the competition that offers a platform to the engineering college students in order to showcase their skills and transform their theoretical knowledge into the practical experience as they compete to build an ideal all-terrain vehicle. The theme for the 2019 season is “Adventure Reloaded”. BAJA SAEINDIA stated in a press statement that it would like the teams to experience this journey of adventure comprising designing, manufacturing, driving, teamwork and a lifetime opportunity to live the foremost level of difficulty. The teams participating in the event will be judged on six main parameters in the Virtual BAJA event. These will be their knowledge of the rulebook, the design of the vehicle, the project plan, the design methodology, the design evaluation plain and viva sessions. This will be followed by two main events. The Registrations for the BAJA SAE INDIA 2019 will be open until the 20th May 2018 and the competition is scheduled to start on the 13th July 2018 at Chitkara University, Punjab.
To promote electric mobility in India, eBAJA teams who are new, will receive a financial support of up to INR 1.5 Lakhs from BAJA SAEINDIA. In order to encourage diversification in the upcoming BAJA SAEINDIA 2019, the teams will benefit with additional points during the Virtual BAJA rounds if they comprise of students from non-mechanical background. In order to participate in the BAJA SAE INDIA event, a team of 20 to 25 students needs to be made from interested engineering colleges. The vehicle that needs to be made is known as buggy and it has to comply multiple parameters before it fits to compete in the final endurance race. Students should also keep in mind that their buggy should not cross a certain weight and lighter the weight of the vehicle, the more advantage the students will get. Interested students can register through this web address – http://www.bajasaeindia.co.in/ – Courtesy
Making it big for the future engineers of India
Hyderabad, 6th December 2017: Indian Engineering Olympiad (IEO) is an initiative by Thinkcell learning solutions to offer a real test of engineering aptitude for the engineering students in their respective fields on a national platform. Over 1,80,000 students, including several from the best of the engineering colleges across the country are expected to take part in the third edition of Indian Engineering Olympiad to test their skills against each other. IEO is a 90 minutes paper based exam that will test students in the second, third & final year of engineering on aptitude and technical knowledge in their respective streams. TOPPER in each category will get a cash prize of Rs 15000/- and TOP 3 rankers from each stream will be rewarded with medals, scholarships and excellence certificates. TOP 100 rankers in each stream will get financial scholarships and merit certificates and all students who qualify in the exam will get a participation certificate. There are also awards for the colleges for best overall performance and best performance in each stream.
Registrations for IEO 2018 begin from 29th November 2017 and closes on 28th January 2018, the Exam is scheduled to be conducted on 25th February 2018. Students can register for IEO 2018 by filling an online form and paying a nominal registration fees of Rs 100/- The Second edition of IEO 2017 was conducted across 50+ centers in India. It was a grand success with more than 154,000 students registering for the exam from the 2nd, 3rd & 4th year of engineering across various streams. Student Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org All details pertaining to IEO can be obtained from http://www.engineeringolympiad.in/
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New Delhi: Autodesk, a leader in 3D design technology, in partnership with NID and Maruti Suzuki, brings forth a unique platform to encourage design-led innovation among students – India Design Challenge 2017. Participants will be leveraging the power of Fusion 360, the flagship cloud-powered design software by Autodesk, to conceptualize and build out-of-the-box industry design solutions. The two design topics for the students are: Personal Mobility Solution for Urban Youth – 2025 & Design of Green Vehicle in year 2025 (full brief). Fulltime students of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses of all Design Schools can participate in this challenge. With a vision to foster design skills and drive sustainable innovation, Autodesk along with Maruti Suzuki and NID will be working closely with the students, as mentors and jury. The mentoring will be online, 8-12 hours in total over a period of four weeks and will include interactive sessions with experts from NID and Maruti Suzuki. This is a unique opportunity for students to attain hands-on training from distinguished faculty members and understand the intricacies of modern day designing. The key criteria to decide the winning teams will be based on design objective, technology usage (Fusion 360), creativity and novelty of design, design process and overall presentation.
Pradeep Nair, Managing Director, Autodesk India & SAARC, said, “At Autodesk, we believe today’s challenges will be solved by tomorrow’s designers. Aligned with initiatives like Make in India and Startup India, the India Design Challenge encourages the design and creation of innovative solutions leveraging the power of the cloud. We’re delighted to partner with Maruti Suzuki and the National Institute of Design – leaders in Industry and Academia – who share our vision of design-led innovation.” Autodesk, as a design leader, has undertaken multiple initiatives over the years to reskill and upskill the present and future workforce of India. In 2016, it partnered with NASSCOM to build global occupational standards for design and engineering by launching a new standardized courseware ‘Product Design Engineer – Mechanical’ for the Engineering and R&D sector. Over the years, it has partnered with various higher education institutions and vocational schools in India to provide training and free access to all its design software for students and educators.
CV Raman, Executive Director, Engineering at Maruti Suzuki, said, “Industry academia partnership is an integral part of our R&D efforts. It gives us a platform to engage the next generation youth and capture their aspirations in our products. Today, the automobile industry is aggressively striving towards unleashing the full potential of Industry 4.0 in India. Right skills and right approach towards innovation are an integral part of it. We are glad to partner with Autodesk for the India Design Challenge and provide an experience to the students of how they can redefine the paradigms of innovation by leveraging their creativity and the right technology.”
Pradyumna Vyas, Director, National Institute of Design, said, “Collaboration amongst industry and educational institute is pivotal to bring innovation and out of the box concepts, Autodesk’s cloud based technology enables and opens up new avenues to quickly realize and build innovative concepts to reality. The competition brief is contextually relevant for near future challenges the next generation will have to address in creative manner. It is quite encouraging to see global technology leaders like Autodesk, putting in so much effort to upskill and reskill the future workforce, the students and make them potential drivers of innovation.” The India Design Challenge is aligned with Autodesk’s commitment to prepare students for careers in design, engineering, manufacturing, and the digital arts using the tools the professionals use. Autodesk is tapping into the passion of young people to change the world for the better, to be more than just successful in their careers, but to do good while doing well. – Courtesy / Click here for more details—> http://indiadesignchallenge.in/
Our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, envisages a Digital India to bridge the digital divide in our country and further promote digital literacy in order to make development a comprehensive mass movement and put governance within everyone’s reach in India. In order to work towards our PM’s vision, MHRD, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovation Center (i4C), and Persistent Systems organized Smart India Hackathon 2017, a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country. The initiative was a huge success. To reiterate the efforts towards our PM’s vision, MHRD, AICTE, i4C, and Persistent Systems is proud to propose the 2nd edition of this initiative – Smart India Hackathon 2018.Till date, 45+ union ministries and departments and 18 state governments have already joined this grand initiative, making it much bigger than the previous edition. Through this initiative, govt. departments will directly engage with thousands of technical students and challenge them to build digital solutions to improve their efficiency, plug revenue leakages and corruption.
Smart India Hackathon 2018 is a non-stop digital product development competition, where problems are posed to technology students for innovative solutions. It:
- Harnesses creativity & expertise of students
- Sparks institute-level hackathons
- Builds funnel for ‘Startup India’ campaign
- Crowdsources solutions for improving governance and quality of life
- Provides opportunity to citizens to provide innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems
Smart India Hackathon 2018 will have 2 sub-editions – Software as well as Hardware:
- Software Edition will be 36 hour software product development competition, similar in concept to Smart India Hackathon 2017
- The new Hardware Edition will be a hackathon where teams will be work for 5 straight days and build their hardware solutions. This competition would be limited to only 5 nodal centers with 20-25 teams each.
Smart India Hackathon 2018 will be officially launched on Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at the hands of Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of HRD in Pune.
Click here to participate ? https://innovate.mygov.in/sih2018/
Eligibility for Student Team Members
- Only technology students studying in AICTE/ UGC/ IIT/ NIT or other government approved institutions.
- A team of 6 students is mandatory (Note: Maximum of 10 teams per allowed college/ institute).
- All team members must be currently studying in same college.
- Team members may be from different academic levels.
- Students studying under any of the technology streams/BCA/MCA/streams like Computer Science, MSc Electronics or equivalent may participate.
- Once teams have registered, changes in team members will not be encouraged.
- While selecting between 2 similar ideas, preference will be given to the team with maximum girl members.
Eligibility & Expectations from Mentor Teams
- Register under the Mentor section of MyGov link to be provided.
- Accomplished software techies (preferably industry professionals) with 6-8 years of hands-on experience in product development.
- Self-motivated and passionate about technology challenges.
- Mentor and guide teams via skype/phone/video chat or in person before the Grand Finale to help convert ideas of teams into digital prototype using appropriate architecture, UI design, technology stack, etc.
- Each team will be assigned 2 mentors therefore we encourage mentors to apply in group of 2 so that the pair can be allotted one student team.
- Participate and work collaboratively with the allotted student team during the 36-hour Grand Finale to build a working prototype (need to be personally present at the hackathon nodal center).
- Out-station travel will be necessary to participate in the Grand Finale. Mentors may indicate their 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference city while registering.
Registration of College SPOCs
- Register under the College SPOC section of https://innovate.mygov.in/sih2018-spoc/ SPOC can be Principal/ Dean or faculty nominated by Principal/ Dean will register as College SPOCs
- Will be responsible for verifying the team registrations from their institutes.
- Will be single point of contact for all communication addressed to their institutes
- Team Applications will be undergo a first round of evaluation, where evaluation criteria will include novelty of the idea, complexity, clarity and details in the prescribed format, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, user experience and potential for future work progression.
- While selecting between 2 similar ideas, preference will be given to the team with maximum girl members.
- Shortlisted ideas will be communicated via email/ Smart India Hackathon SIH App. These teams will be eligible to appear in the SIH2018 Grand Finale.
With the objective of enablement and empowerment of cyber security, Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) and Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF) in collaboration with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center (NCIIPC), are organizing the Global Cyber Challenge at the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), 2017.
Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017 in New Delhi to host over 3500 cyber experts
Team SHUNYA of IIT Bombay is now set for the next challenge – to participate in Solar Decathlon 2018
India Education Diary | October 7, 2017 |
Mumbai: Have you ever wondered about a house which runs on zero electricity and also generates electricity for future use? Well, this idea isn’t far-fetched at all. A team from IIT Bombay had successfully built such a fully-functional, well-furnished house with three rooms, a kitchen sufficient lighting and air conditioning. The house runs on solar energy using rooftop solar panels. It does not use any electrical energy from the grid but is capable of generating and feeding excess energy to the grid on a bright sunny day. The name of this fascinating team of passionate young engineering and architecture students is “Team SHUNYA” where SHUNYA stands for ‘Sustainable Habitat for an Urbanizing Nation by its Young Aspirants’. The team took part in Solar Decathlon Europe, 2014 and got “Honourable mention in Sustainability”. The team secured highest points in innovation in engineering and made innovations in the fields of solar-powered appliances, photovoltaic systems and house simulations. Another remarkable highlight is that the team has patented a solar air heater in which maximum temperature of 220oC can be reached. Team SHUNYA of IIT Bombay is now set for the next challenge – to participate in Solar Decathlon 2018 to be held in Dezhou, China. It is the only team from India to have selected in Solar Decathlon, 2018 which will be held in Dezhou, China.
Solar Decathlon is an international competition in which teams from various countries compete to build a fully-functional solar-powered house by applying cutting-edge technologies and innovations in a month-long competition and make a live model of the house on the competition site within just 12 days. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon also designated as ‘The Olympics of Solar Powered Houses’ challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. For Solar Decathlon China (SDC) 2018, the ‘Project Solarise’ of Team SHUNYA will showcase a solar powered ground+1 floor villa of 2000 square feet area for a family of six people, which uses an unconventional innovative HVAC system. The villa will be completely automated and built using hybrid construction. With amazing lessons from the past, Team SHUNYA is designing a house as per the climatic conditions of Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, to demonstrate energy-efficient solar housing. As Amravati will be a green field construction on the banks of Krishna River, Team SHUNYA looks forward to use this opportunity to demonstrate housing options for future smart cities. ‘Project Solarise’ will be an amalgamation of traditional architecture, contemporary interior designs, modern lifestyle and futuristic amenities infused in a single house. The ‘Net Positive Energy House’ has been designed with thorough research about the climatic and geographical conditions of the place. Passive solar architecture is the central design tenet with the aim of reducing the requirement for artificial thermal and lighting control as far as possible. The cost can also be brought down. This project will also introduce hybrid construction in the realms of Indian housing, diverging from the conventional building industry. The scientific principles of Vastu Shastra have also been employed for arriving at the spatial arrangement of various rooms according to the time of the day. The house would be easy to erect and transport. In future, the ‘Net Positive Energy’ house designed by Team SHUNYA will be an asset for the upcoming smart city projects in different parts of the world.
Since its selection, the team has made significant progress in the design and engineering of the house. In order to justify the decision to create a house for the Indian middle class, the team decided to ensure that the house appeals to the sensibilities of the widest range of Indian home owners. An active attempt has been made to provide as much functionality as possible at the lowest cost while meeting with the international competition standards. The members of Team SHUNYA are not mere engineers and architects, but technocrats with young innovative minds imprinted with the responsibility of fulfilling social obligations and with the inextinguishable desire to serve humanity. As Team SHUNYA represents India in Solar Decathlon China 2018, it will be yet another feather of success in the technological advancement of the country in solar housing with its rich scientific minds. Apart from the construction of the house, the team is also engaging in awareness activities to promote sustainable construction in India through its website, social media platforms and by participating in lectures, workshops and various conferences. Currently, the team is working towards raising capital to meet the expenditure of building a new house in the campus premises for testing the design which would further be dismantled and reassembled in China in 12 days as part of the competition. The team utilizes all their investments for designing technologies. If the dreams of Team SHUNYA gain wings in implementation and replication, it would surely transform the Indian building Industry by demonstrating affordability of sustainable housing. – Courtesy / http://teamshunya.in/
India-Israel Global Innovation Challenge
India and Israel are joining forces in order to address some of the world’s most pressing innovation challenges. Startup India and the Israel Innovation Authority invite entrepreneurs, startups, research teams, etc., to submit their solutions to challenges in the areas of agriculture, water and digital health.
The most promising proposals will have access to
- Cash Prize of INR 2.00 – 5.00 Lakh
- Additional Cash Prize of INR 10 – 25 Lakh for water challenges only (sponsored by Livpure)
- Cross-border mentorship and incubation/acceleration support
- Exclusive Summit with industry leaders and potential partners in India as well as Israel
- An opportunity to pilot with leading partners in India
Who can participate?
Anyone who has a good idea, or is working on a solution, which caters to the selected problem statements in the areas of agriculture, water, and digital health, can participate in the challenge. Startups, individual innovators, students, researchers, not-for-profit organizations, etc. are all eligible. All stages – be it ideation, prototype, ready for field trial, and further – can participate in the challenge.
Applications close on 27th Oct 2017
- Healthcare Challenge #1:Solutions for real-time health monitoring, home care, remote care, periodic counseling and advice on health management for NCDs (Non-Communicable Disease)
- Healthcare Challenge #2:Innovative, inclusive, low cost diagnostics and predictive solutions in rural areas
- Agriculture Challenge #1:Solution for reducing postharvest loss and improve market linkages
- Agriculuture Challenge #2:Affordable easy-to-use solutions to enhance agricultural productivity and increase farmers’ earnings
- Water Challenge #1:Low energy and cost effective sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment/ desalination/ recycling or purifying large water sources and surface water
- Water Challenge #2:Innovative and affordable solutions that produce potable drinking water at point of use in both rural and urban areas
For More Details and Terms & Conditions : https://www.startupindiahub.org.in/content/sih/en/reources/innovation-challenge.html
GATE 2018 notification: IIT Guwahati to conduct exam in February; from important dates to application process, all you need to know
GATE 2018: The notification for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 is out and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) is all set to conduct the examination in the month of February next year.
GATE 2018: The notification for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 is out and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) is all set to conduct the examination in the month of February next year. While the application forms for the exam will be available on the official website in the next two days, candidates need to register themselves on or before March 27, 2018. Interested and eligible students can apply for the same through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) on the official website at gate.iitg.ac.in as soon as the application link has been activated by the Institute. GATE is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and technology. It is conducted every year for students seeking admission in Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies, it is mandatory for them to qualify GATE.
Here is all that you need to know about the exam:- GATE 2018 Important Dates-
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens- September 1, 2017 (Friday)
Last Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)- October 5, 2017 (Thursday)
GATE 2018 Examination- From February 3 to February 11, 2018
Note: The Examination will be conducted in two session. The first session will take place in the forenoon from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, while the other session will take place in the afternoon from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
As per the given dates, candidates can check detailed notification at GATE’s official website – gate.iitg.ac.in. Like every year, candidates will have to first register themselves by submitting their basic details such as name (as per proof certificates), email id and phone number etc. Then they will have to fill the required details in the application form online and complete the registration process by submitting the application fee. Aspirants will also have to upload the required documents. The application fee for female candidates is Rs 750 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates is Rs 750 and for all other candidates, the fee is Rs 1500. For International candidates the fee is $50.
GATE 2018 will be conducted on 23 subjects. Examination for all the 23 subjects will be conducted as online Computer Based Test (CBT).The official website clearly mentions that the candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE mode only at GOAPS, while the link will be made available on the official website of GATE.- For Online Applicatiom, Important Dates and Updates – http://gate.iitg.ac.in/
IANS Feeds | August 24, 2017 | New Delhi |
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Adobe India on Thursday announced its Women in Technology Scholarship Programme aimed at recognising extraordinary students in the fields of science and engineering.
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Adobe India on Thursday announced its Women in Technology Scholarship Programme aimed at recognising extraordinary students in the fields of science and engineering. The registrations for the programme commenced from Thursday. “Adobe India’s Women in Technology Scholarship Programme is a platform for female students in the field of technology to demonstrate their exceptional skills and get a chance to contribute in an environment that thrives on innovation,” Abdul Jaleel, Vice President, People Resources India, Adobe, said.
According to Adobe India, the winners of the programme will have an opportunity to pursue an internship with the company next year. Adobe will also sponsor tuition fees for the remainder of the award recipients’ university education across B.Tech, M. Tech or dual degrees, upto two years. All Indian female citizen students, who are currently enrolled at an Indian university for the 2017-2018 academic year, are eligible to apply for the programme. – Click here for more details …http://www.adobe.com/careers/university/india-women-tech.html