Winner to compete at global finals to be held in London
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) today announced Sudeshna Saha from Techno India College Kolkata as the winner of the IET South Asia ‘Present Around the World (PATW) 2014’ finals. PATW is a global presentation competition for students, graduates and young professionals aged 18-26 years.
Sudeshna’s winning presentation focused on the scientific breakthroughs in batteries focusing on the Super-Powered Batteries and the Jelly Batteries. She 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/-). Usama Tariq Rasheed, student of Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute University, Chennai was declared runner up for his presentation on the topic UTR – Steering Wheel. 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 to answer questions for a further five minutes.
This year, the competition witnessed participation from engineers across India and Sri Lanka vying for the top honours. Individual competitors give a ten minute presentation on an engineering or technology subject of their choice in front of an audience and a panel of judges, followed by a five minute question and answer session. The jury included Mr Anoop Kumar Gupta, Director – DMRC, Mr Anuj Sinha, Chairman, NCSTC Network, New Delhi, Prof (Dr.) Shyamalendu Niyogi, AIBS, Amity University, Noida and Prof (Dr.) HM Gupta, IIT Delhi.
Azra Fathima, Head of Marketing and Communications, the IET said “We are delighted to see the increased interest from engineering community for a competition that focuses on the soft skills. We often see students in engineering streams emphasize on developing their technical skills and ignoring the critical aspect of soft skills, which ironically plays a significant role in succeeding in today’s highly competitive business environment. At The IET we believe a competition like PATW helps provide a unique platform for students and young professionals to showcase their presentation skills and in turn contribute to their holistic development.”
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.