Kolkata engineering college student won South Asia 'Present around the World' competition
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) recently declared the top scorers for South Asia 'Present around the World' competition, which was conducted to evaluate the skills of young engineers and technicians aged 18 to 26 years.
This current year, the competition saw several engineers and science laurels from across India and Sri Lanka competing for the top honors. A 10-minute presentation was given by individual competitors based on engineering and technology and then questions were fired up on to them for next 5 minutes.
The main focus of this competition was to evaluate the technical knowledge about engineering and science and how much potential they have to propose and convey technical ideas to non-technical spectators.
Vishnu Hurkat from Techno India College of Engineering, Salt Lake, Kolkata, was announced the outstanding winner of the South Asia PATW finals. A cash prize of Rs. 40,000 was awarded for his presentation he made on CMOS Image Sensors. On to the next level, he will now be participating in the finals to be held in London, with a cash prize of £1,000 (approx. Rs 100,000).
Angelin Indira J, student of St Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering, Kolkata, was announced the runner up for his technical presentation on "An Outclassed Hexacopter Design with Specialized Robotic Arm' and won a cash prize of Rs 30,000.
Shekhar Sanyal, Director and India head, the IET, was acutely happy and stated how delighted he was to observe a highlighted interest from Indian engineering minds.
"In an increasingly competitive world, we require engineers who possess not just technical skills, but are able to articulate technical ideas clearly and solve real-life engineering problems," he said.