Indian engineering student wins global presentation competition in London

Sudeshna Saha announced as the winner of the global finals of IET Present Around the World (PATW) competition held in London

Sudeshna Saha from Techno India College Kolkata won the global finals of IET Indiathe unique presentation competition ‘Present round the World’ (PATW) instituted by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). In what was an intense competition, contested by four regional finalists from Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and UK Sudeshna becomes the first Indian to win this prestigious competition since its inception. The results were announced on November 19, 2014 at the IET awards ceremony.

Sudeshna’s winning presentation focused on the scientific breakthroughs in batteries focusing on the Super-Powered Batteries and the Jelly Batteries. Earlier this year, she competed at regional level followed by South Asia finals that took place in India. She was awarded with a cash prize of £1,000 (approx. Rs. 100,000/-).

IET PATW is a global presentation competition for students, graduates and young professionals aged 18-26 years. Individual competitors give a presentation for 10 minutes on a subject related to engineering and technology and answer questions for a further five minutes in front of an audience and a panel of judges.

Azra Fathima, Head of Marketing and Communications, IET India saidWe are absolutely delighted and very proud of Sudeshna’s remarkable achievement. It is our mission at the IET to inspire, inform and influence and the IET PATW presentation competition is an excellent platform for young engineers to showcase their knowledge and to present it creatively. We hope Sudeshna’s win will inspire more young engineers and come forward to showcase their ideas and talents to the world. We congratulate Sudeshna and wish her many more laurels.

The IET hosts a series of other events such as lectures, seminars, conferences and contests to introduce engineers to the future of science and technology. The professional body, one of the largest in the world, works to promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology amongst the engineering community.