Students from across the country and abroad will participate in the Geo Resource Engineering and Technology - Students, Teachers and Employers Partnership (GREAT STEP) fest to be held at IIT Kharagpur from October 13. The events in the annual fest would include Geobotics a mining-related robotics event, case studies in Mining, Petroleum and Environment, quiz events - 'Quiz Spiel' and 'Mineac, Mineindite paper presentations, an IITKGP press release said today. Till date, 250 registrations have been received from 20 universities for the summit being organised by the Technology Mining Engineering Society (TMES), Department of Mining Engineering, IITKGP, the release said. The fest, which will end on October 15, will provide a platform for the students to interact with leaders of the Mining and allied industries.
It will focus on the talent of the students to solve challenging problems, the release said. The US-based Master Geotech Services LLC, which is an associate of the fest, will be awarding three young high school students from Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Bhulinagar, Dhanbad, for their effort in creating a 'Mine Safety Robot' with their own resources. The fest will also host the 'National Mining Innovation Challenge' programme.
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