Thursday, March 23, 2023

Creative minds to vie for Olympiad recognition


Jamshedpur: The 12th edition of the National Creativity Olympiad will witness some bright young minds from across country vying for the recognition at the prestigious event organized by the Jamshedpur chapter of The
Institution of Engineers on November 30 and December 1.

In all 14 outstation school teams and six host city school teams have been selected for the final round of the annual competition that has prizes worth over Rs. 2 Lakh for the winners.

Among the six local schools include DAV Public School, DBMS, Rajendra Vidyalaya, Karmel Junior College, Loyola School and Vidya Bharati Chinmaya Vidyalaya.

“Teams from Tirupati (AP), Kanpur (UP), Bhubneswar (Odisha), Narangi (Assam), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) and Ranchi (Jharkhand) are few of the outstation towns (among others) from where participants are coming,” said Amitava Bakshi, chairman, The Institution of Engineers, local chapter.

The event is held in two categories. First, by identifying the aptitude as well as action oriented creativity through creativity challenges and second which is an open domain type competition that allows teams to choose Science/Environmental themes and build a model and explain its functioning to the judges.

“Models such as innovations in communication and small rudimentary computer will be asked (to the participants) to build in the first category while in the second category the participants will allowed to choose theme of their interest in science and technology and build innovative models,” said Bakshi.

The models will be displayed on the last and final day and two models adjudged best in each category will be selected for prizes along with rolling trophy.

“The objective of the Olympiad has been to promote innovation among the students and encourage them by recognizing their skills in a suitable manner,” said Bakshi adding that the format and content of the Olympiad is of high standard. The Olympiad encompasses all areas of applied sciences in the competition.

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