NOIDA- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has conducted a technology and science-based competition for young students from class 8th to class 10th. The prime objective of IIT behind launching this program is to lead young generation of Indian students towards the ways of towards scientific and technological innovations.
According to a statement issued by IIT Kharagpur, the competition called the ‘Young Innovators Programme’ aka YIP 2018 received an overwhelming response with the participation of the students from nationwide schools. Also, the students from Singapore competed in this competition.
The students of various regions were asked to address the problems with the appropriate solutions in the field of Disaster Management, Product Designing, Resource Management, Clean Energy, Health & Cleanliness, etc. in YIP 2018.
On October 27th and 28th, the final round of the competition was held on the campus of IIT Kahragpur. Kaanger Valley Academy, Raipur, Chattisgarh topped the Young Innovators Programme 2018 by bringing forth low-cost home-made herbal mask for purified breathing in the high pollution areas.
The Crossword School from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh stood as the first runner-up for devising the equipment for instantly filling the potholes on the road ensuring safe and smooth transport. They named this device as ‘Pothole Warrior’.
Tarapore School, Jamshedpur was declared the second runner-up, which showcased a project based on using ultrasonic & solar sensors to the fullest for smart management of garbage. This project was inspired from the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and it was all about a network connected smart bin.
The semi-final round was conducted with the participation of 24 teams which showed their models. The competition was judged by jury of faculty and alumni of IIT Kharagpur. The 6 teams were shortlisted to qualify for the final round. The projects were evaluated on various aspects such as exclusivity of the project , impact on society, presentation style and overall concept of the project. Pollution Biosensor by KIIT International and train turbine by BP Vidya Mandir were also appreciated by the jury.
Talking about YIP, 2018 – Dean, International Relations, IIT KGP Professor Baidurya Bhattacharya said, “The young talents need to be groomed and motivated towards understanding the challenges faced by the world and ideate feasible solutions.” He further added that all the participants of this competition are amazingly talented and it’s a pleasure for IIT-K to promote their scientific and technical pursuits through this platform.