The IET Announces The Winners Of South Asia ‘Present Around The World’ Competition

Techno India College of Engineering student to represent India at Global Finals in London

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) today announced Vishnu Hurkat from Techno India College of Engineering, IETSalt Lake as the winner of the IET South Asia ‘Present round the World (PATW) 2015’ finals. PATW is a global presentation competition for students, graduates and young professionals aged 18-26 years.

Vishnu Hurkat’s winning presentation focused on “CMOS Image Sensors”. He was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 40,000 and will now compete in the global finals to be held in London later this year for a cash prize of £1,000 (approx. Rs. 100,000/-). Angelin Indira J, student of St Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering was declared runner up for his presentation on the topic “An outclassed Hexacopter Design With specialized Robotic Arm”. He was awarded with the cash prize of Rs 30,000.

Present around the World (PATW) is the IET’s presentation competition for young engineers and technicians, aged 18 to 26. Individual competitors give a presentation for 10 minutes on a subject related to engineering and technology and answer questions posed by the jury for a further five minutes. The focus of the competition is on presentation skills of the young engineers and their ability to convey technical ideas to a non-technical audience.

This year, the competition witnessed participation from engineers across India and Sri Lanka vying for the top honours.

Shekhar Sanyal, Director and India Head, The IET said “We are delighted to see the increased interest from engineering community for a competition that focuses on the soft skills of the engineers. 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. PATW is one such platform that the IET provides for young engineers to develop these critical skills.”

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.

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