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IITKGP students win gold in Inter IIT Tech Meet 2018

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Students of Kharagpur have won gold in the Inter Tech Meet 2018 which saw the highest ever participation of 19 IITs in any Inter event.

The students from IITKGP scored points, followed by IIT Roorkee (668.4210526) and IIT Madras (650), an IITKGP statement said quoting the students newspaper at the institution.

The focus of the 2018 Inter IIT Tech Meet was to offer quick solutions to common problems faced by the people.

The competition had 10 events including Engineer's Conclave, Exoplanet Detection and Automatic Toilet Cleaning.

A hackathon was held on developing an orbital simulator while a case study focussed on issues related to agriculture, health care, defence services, energy efficient technologies, the statement said.

These included solutions for for fishing vessels, technology for upgrading gear of soldiers, warehouse inventory check through an unmanned aerial vehicle and countering ransomware which could delete inventory data.

Some of the projects showcased by IITKGP students are bomb retriever and universal terrain explorer, low-cost blind E-book reader and stick, technology for reusable polymeric pellets replacing the heavy use of water and detergent in the laundry, the statement said.

Some other projects included a device for harvesting ocean wave for energy use, microneedles for painless drug administration, waterless toilet etc.

The event was held from January 5-7 2018 at IIT Madras with challenges hosted by various research institutions and industrial houses such BARC, TCS, Shipyard, DRDO, the statement said.

Prof. William Mohanty, Students Gymkhana, the nerve centre of students activities at IITKGP said, "IIT Kharagpur Tech contingent attempted some of the challenging issues and excelled in solving them against the best brains of the nation."

said, "We won by huge margins in the real-life problem statements that were put forward by various industries.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 14:35 IST