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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Designing Logo for Hamari Sanskriti Hamari Pehchan

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National Mission on Cultural Mapping (NMCM), an initiative of Ministry of Culture under the umbrella scheme of ‘Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana’ intends to collect and present a Nationwide Directory/Database of Artists in the Visual, Performing and Literary Arts in the CMI portal (http://culturalmapping.nic.in/ ). A ‘National Cultural workplace’ is also planned as a virtual portal for artist to interact, evolve & learn. This contest through the MyGov India platforms attempts to develop a family of logo/emblems for the National Mission on Cultural Mapping.

Logo/emblems are invited on the tagline-
Hamari Sanskriti Hamari Pehchan
हमारी संस्कृति हमारी पहचान

Last day of submission is 25th August 2018 by 5pm

Further information click here


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Designing Logo for National Mission on Cultural Mapping

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National Mission on Cultural Mapping (NMCM), an initiative of Ministry of Culture under the umbrella scheme of ‘Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana’ intends to collect and present a Nationwide Directory/Database of Artists in the Visual, Performing and Literary Arts in the CMI portal (http://culturalmapping.nic.in/ ). A ‘National Cultural workplace’ is also planned as a virtual portal for artist to interact, evolve & learn. This contest through the MyGov India platforms attempts to develop a family of logo/emblems for the National Mission on Cultural Mapping.

Logo/emblems are invited on the tagline-

National Mission on Cultural Mapping
राष्ट्रीय सांस्कृतिक मानचित्रण मिशन

Last day of submission is 25th August 2018 by 5pm

For further information click here
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ICMR Essay Competition-2018

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The Indian Council of Medical Research invites entries [only soft copy as single pdf file]  only from under graduate and post graduate medical students for 2018 ICMR Essay Competition on any or both the above two topics (only in the format for sending essay given below) of max. 2000 words each, by August 15, 2018 (by 5:30pm).

Winners of both the essays will be awarded three cash prizes each viz., First Prize of Rs. 1.0 Lakh, Second: Rs 50,000/- and Third: Rs 25,000/-. Results will be declared on October 2, 2018. The best essays will be published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research.

Topics

i. Innovation in Medicine: New Ideas for Translation

ii. Gandhi & Health: Celebrating 150 Years

The entries i.e. soft copy as single pdf file (separate pdf file for each topic, if sending for both the topics) may be sent duly attested by the College Principal/Director/Dean of the concerned medical college and addressed to:

Dr. N. C. Jain, Scientist G & Head, HRD, ICMR Hqrs., Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029 only through email: icmrcri.hrd@gmail.com

No hard copy please.
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DFC 10th Annual I CAN School Challenge

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Design for Change and the FIDS Frameworkd, with its roots in Gandhian principles, was a simple idea started in 2009 by Krian Bir Cethi.

Submit your story and participate. It's absolutely free

ELIGIBILITY
The DFC I CAN School Challenge is open to all school students. The ideal age group is 8 -13 years.

How to?
Make super squads of 5 team members. The submission process involves the following four steps

STEP 1 FEEL
STEP 2 Imagine
STEP 3 Do
STEP 4 Share
Details available at the site along with videos and samples.
To complete the process, children must reflect on their experience and map the shift in their attitude
WRAPPING UP by talking, drawing, writing about it. The DFC team will be constantly available to nudge, advise and support. If you feel stuck or need some resource material, you only need to ask!

Prizes and Rewards
Prestigious opportunity  for top 4 winning teams to visit and witness "The Change of Guards Ceremony" at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan, New Delhi.

Parle-G INNOVATION TROPHY
A grant worth Rs. 50,000 for 4 winning category awards.
16 grants to extend the winning stories of change.
100 certificates and trophies for innovative solutions.

AWARD FOR THE ‘BRIGHTEST IDEA’
Grant of Rs 25,000 each for 2 schools to further scale their stories of change.
Top 20 winning stories of change will get published in a Navneet Special Edition Book: I CAN STORIES OF REAL SUPERHEROES and get distributed nationwide!

SOLVE NINJA AWARDS
Stories that solve local environmental & civic problems in the neighbourhood / locality. The categories for these awards are:
1. Campaign Chameleon: stories that use empathetic communication to mobilise people.
2. Techno Tiger Awards: stories that use technology to solve problems. Winners of these awards will get: a) 21st-century skills Certificate & online mentorship from experts; b) Showcase stories on Solve Ninja App

Please visit designforchangeindia.com for complete information



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Megathon 2018 – A Student Hackathon To Solve Social And Corporate Challenges

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Megathon 2018 is a a mega brainstorming of life hacks over a marathon session. E-Cells of IIIT Hyderabad and IIT Hyderabad conducting a hackathon and invite all developers and hackathon enthusiasts to participate in an interesting and engaging hackathon.
Megathon ‘18 Online Round

Dates: 15th July – 12th August, 2018

Theme: Women’s Safety

Eligibility Criteria:Any Indian college student with a valid student ID can participate.

Format: Participating students can register in team of sizes 1-4. After registration, the detailed problem statement will be communicated to them along with the rules and regulations of the competition. The Online Round round is a parallel event to the other events in Megathon and is not a qualifying round for any.

Prizes:

First Prize : Rs. 60,000

Second Prize : Rs. 30,000

Third Prize : Rs. 10,000

Goodies worth Rs.1000 each for top 25 teams       

The top 3 winning teams, if based out of Hyderabad will get an all-expenses paid trip to Hyderabad for felicitation at Megathon’18.

Road To Megathon ‘18

Dates: 8th – 9th September, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)

Venue: IIT Hyderabad

Onsite Megathon’18

Dates: 29th – 30th September, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)

Theme: Corporate Challenges

Venue: IIIT Hyderabad

Business Hack

Dates:TBD, February 2019

Venue:IIT Hyderabad

For further information visit https://megathononline.hackerearth.com/
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ACCENTURE INNOVATION CHALLENGE

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The Accenture Innovation Challenge is LIVE!

CONTEST THEMES
This year’s contest themes are – Innovate for Businesses, Innovate for the Society

INNOVATE FOR BUSINESSES
Technology is reinventing businesses, and leaders need to rethink their business to gain a competitive edge.
Only innovation and the right combination of advanced technologies can enable today’s businesses to sustain, grow and be profitable in their industries. In fact, an optimal mix could save large companies billions of dollars. A few of the areas in which innovation plays a game-changing role are: Digital transformation, Automation, Process optimization, Customer interface, business disruption, applying the power of AI and robotics, among others. AI/Robotics-based solutions for customer care, Video Analytics and AI for security solutions, and using mixed reality for field servicing are a few relevant use cases. Think of more!

INNOVATE FOR THE SOCIETY
Technology has the power to touch millions of lives in a country like ours. Technology can be applied to improve the way we work and live and create value for our society. There is a massive scope to use technology to solve many societal problems.
Here are some sectors where technology can play an impactful role: Healthcare, Safety and Security, Citizens Identity, Financial Services, Education and Employment, E-governance, Transportation and Infrastructure, Lifestyle, Sustainability and Governance.

RECOMMENDED TECHNOLOGIES
Whichever contest theme you choose, remember to use technology to power your idea. You could choose from the following new-age technology areas:
Advanced Analytics and Visual Intelligence (Predictive Analytics, Pervasive Business Intelligence and Data visualization)
Artificial Intelligence (Bots and cognitive agents, deep/machine learning and neural networks, mind mapping)
Autonomous Systems/Intelligent Applications
Big data
Blockchain (including Smart Contracts, Smart Collaterals, Crypto-currencies, among others)
Cloud to the Edge
Conversational Platforms (Third-party Services, API Economy, Microservices)
Crowdsourcing
Curated Social Solutions/Social Networking Platforms
Digital Ethics and Security/Cyber security and data privacy
Digital Twin
Immersive Experience (AR/VR/MR)
Intelligent Things (including IOT)
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)/Robotics Sustenance Engineering (green carbon-conscious solutions)

Eligibility
Full-time undergraduate or post-graduate students studying in India

Prizes
Grand Prize Winner
INR 1,50,000
Per team member
Theme Winner - Innovate for Businesses
INR 75,000
Per team member
Theme Winner - Innovate for the Society
INR 75,000
Per team member
Best all Women's team
INR 15,000
Per team member
Jury's Choice
INR 15,000
Per team member
Accenture Employees' Choice
INR 22,500
Per team member


Fast-Track Recruitment Opportunity For all eligible finalists

Visit https://accentureinnovationchallenge.com/ for further details and submission
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Sunday, 5 August 2018

National English Olympiad 2018 (NEO 18)

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The 'National English Olympiad (NEO)' is organised by 'English Emperor'.
The Olympiad would be held in multiple categories so that the students are compared with other students from the same level and a proper ranking is obtained for assessment purposes. The test would comprise of a wide range of questions that would evaluate the students on various parameters. Students would be given a 'Ranking Certificate' that would state their national rank among all the students that would appear for the test in their respective category.

Categories
Category 1 - Classes 5th and 6th
Category 2 - Classes 7th and 8th
Category 3 - Classes 9th and 10th
Category 4 - Classes 11th and 12th

Registration charges :  Rs. 400

How to Register
The students can directly enrol for the Olympiad on the organiser's website. There is no need to register through school

Test Pattern
The duration of the test would be two hours and it would commence exactly at 10 AM. The test would end at 12 Noon. Thus, the students would get exactly two hours to answer 100 questions.


Syllabus for the test
Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Punctuation;
Vocabulary, Spellings, Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Idioms, Homonyms and homophones;
Tenses, Modals, Determiners, Active-Passive Voice, Direct/Indirect Speech;
Conditionals,  Collocations, Phrasal verbs, Prepositional Phrases, Participle Phrases;
Jumbled Sentences, Similes, Metaphors.

Rewards for Top-Rankers
Rank 1
National Level
Full Scholarship to any two of the courses run by English Emperor;
Special Rank Certificate - Gold;
Permanent mention on English Emperor website in 'Emperor Section';
Special English Emperor Study Kit - Gold
Rank 2
National Level
Full Scholarship to any two of the courses run by English Emperor;
Special Rank Certificate - Silver;
Permanent mention on English Emperor website in 'Premier Section';
Special English Emperor Study Kit - Silver
Rank 3
National Level
Full Scholarship to any one of the courses run by English Emperor;
Special Rank Certificate - Bronze;
Permanent mention on English Emperor website in 'Master Section';
Special English Emperor Study Kit - Bronze
Ranks 4 to 10
National Level
75% Scholarship to any one of the courses run by English Emperor;
Special Rank Certificate - White;
Special mention on EE website for a year in 'Super Achievers' Section';
Special English Emperor Study Kit - Advanced
Ranks 11 to 50
National Level
50% Scholarship to any one of the courses run by English Emperor;
Special Rank Certificate - White;
Special mention on EE website for a year in 'High Achievers' Section'
Ranks 51 to 100
National Level
25% Scholarship to any one of the courses run by English Emperor;
Special Rank Certificate - White;
Special mention on EE website for a year in 'Achievers' Section'


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Saturday, 4 August 2018

VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN (VVM) 2018 A NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION

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Vigyan Prasar, a national institute for science and technology communication established under Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in association with National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) and Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, a not for profit organization led by eminent scientists, proposes to conduct the national talent search examination for the students of classes VI to XI.
VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN (VVM) is a uniquely designed competitive examination that aims to provide a platform for inculcating and generating interest in pure science and mentoring students to take up careers based on the Sciences.
Registered students will undergo a multi-level testing and successful students will get a chance to undertake study tours and interactions with renowned scientists of India.


Structure of VVM

Students participating in VVM shall undergo the following multi-level testing procedures:

  • Objective type question answering.
  • Comprehensive writing.
  • Presentation and Group discussion.
  • Role play & Practical examination.
  • Methods of Source.
The program also includes organising visits to reputed national science laboratories and centres and interaction with renowned scientists of the nation for students who clear the various tests. The VVM will identify Vigyan Jigyasu (विज्ञानं जिज्ञासु, Keen Knowledge Seeker of Science) at national-level.

SCHOOL-LEVEL EXAMINATION (JUNIOR AND SENIOR):

Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan is an unique online examination that is conducted at national level. The registered students will take the exam using his/her own device, namely a laptop/ tablet/ smart phone (mobile with any OS) and his/her own internet connectivity. The school level examination will be conducted nationwide, on the same day and at the same time. The examination will be conducted for the Junior Group (class VI to VIII) and for the Senior Group (class IX to XI).

Evaluation of students will be based on their individual performance at every level. The examination will be conducted in English, Hindi, Malyalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali and Punjabi.

THE PATTERN OF QUESTION PAPER :

Junior and Senior (Class VI to XI)
Total No. of Questions 100
Structure of Questions Multiple Choice Question [2 Marks Each]
Marks 200
Duration 120 Minutes

THE SYLLABUS AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS:
CONTENT
CONTRIBUTION
CURRICULUM
Science and Mathematics from text books
40%
(40 Questions)
[2 Marks Each]
NCERT Curriculum
Indian Contribution to Science
20%
(20 Questions)
[2 Marks Each]
VVM Study Material*
Life stories of Dr. Homi Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
20%
(20 Questions)
[2 Marks Each]
VVM Study Material*
Logic, Reasoning & General Knowlege
20%
(20 Questions)
[2 Marks Each]
General Reading
*VVM Study Materials will be made available on www.vvm.org.in by 01 October 2018. No printed copies will be provided.

Awards
LEVEL-I SCHOOL LEVEL

  • Top 3 Rankers per class will be school winners (i.e. 18 students from each school).
  • Only if a minimum of 10 students per class are registered from a school.
  • Certificate of Merit



LEVEL-II DISTRICT LEVEL

  • Top 3 Rankers per class will be district winners (i.e.18 students from each district).
  • [All the schools from that district will be part of the evaluation].
  • Certificate of merit.
  • Visit to any one Research Institution within the District/State


LEVEL-III STATE LEVEL

  • Top 3 Rankers per class will be State winners (i.e.18 students per state).
  • [Winners will be from students appearing in state camp].
  • State Camp Participation Certificate.
  • State Camp Memento.
  • Cash prize of Rs. 5,000, Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 2,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankers per class.
  • Visit to any one National Reasearch Institution.


LEVEL-IV NATIONAL LEVEL

  • Top 3 Rankers per class will be National winners
  • (i.e. 18 students at national level).
  • Top 3 Rankers per class will be Zonal winners. (i.e. 18 students per zone).
  • [Winners will be from students appearing in national camp].
  • National Camp Participation Certificate
  • National Camp Memento
  • Cash prize of Rs. 25,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankers per class.
  • Cash prize of Rs. 5,000, Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 2,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankers per class in each zone.
  • Visit to any one Reasearch Institution from accross the globe.


SCHOOL REGISTRATION:

A fully web based application will be available for the registration of the schools. The school authority needs to appoint an exam coordinator and he/she will...

Enter the details of the school like school name, school address, GEO Mapping of school, UDIES code of school,name of principal, name of exam coordinator, mobile number, email ID etc. This information will be shown as school profile on VVM portal.
The entered data will be verified by VVM admin through sending one-time password (OTP) and an Email verification link on registered mobile and Email respectively.
UDIES code will be used as school identification number.

STUDENT REGISTRATION:

The exam coordinator can now register students who wish to take up the VVM online exam.
Minimum student info
Name of student
Class
Email
Phone number
Aadhar number
Schools can register students one by one online or can download editable excel format (available on portal for offline data entry) to upload. This information will be shown as student profile on VVM portal.

Once the registration process is complete the students will be able to download and install Exam App. Sample mock tests will be available on the app regularly for practice.

FINAL EXAMINATION
16 November 20187 onwards, the student will receive an SMS and Email notification to download the latest App. This download must be done during16-23 November, 2018. After 23 November 208, the app will not be available for download. Once downloaded, the student should click on the verification link, to make sure that the latest version of the App is downloaded and is running on the registered device.

Eligibility Students from classes VI to XI studying under CBSE,ICSE, and State Boards
Language English, Hindi, Malyalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali and Punjabi.
Exam Center Registered School
Registrations Open 16 July, 2018
Registrations Closes 30 September, 2018 (Without late fee Rs.100), 15 October (With late fee Rs.120)
Availability of VVM Study Material 30 August, 2018
Hall Tickets Student’s profile page itself will be the hall ticket
Date of Examination (Choose to opt) 25 November, 2018 Or 28 November, 2018
Duration of Examination (120 minutes)
Time of Examination 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Declaration of Result 15 December, 2018
One or Two-day State Camp Between 20 December 2018 to 25 February 2019
Two-day National Camp 18 & 19 May 2019

Fee: Rs 100/- (till 30 September), with Late Fee Rs. 120 (from 01 to 15 October, 2018)
Mode of Payment
ONLINE payment on website
RTGS / NEFT
[NO CASH / CHEQUE / DD]
RTGS / NEFT Payment Details Bank Name : State Bank of India (SBI)
Branch Name : Sarojini Nagar
Type of A/c : SB Account's Name : VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN
Account Number : 67351214143
IFS Code: SBIN0070582
Branch Code : 70582

Website URL www.vvm.org.in

STATE LEVEL CAMP (SLC):

Top 20 rankers per class per state will be identified to participate in the one or two days State Level Camp (SLC). Winners will have to attend the State Camp with their own travel expenses. The camp will be organised anywhere within the state. The venue and other details will be informed to all selected students.

State Level Camp will consist of Application Oriented Multiple Choice Questions, Hands-On Activities, Observation and Analysis, Situational Problem Solving Ability and a series of other activities. States will be clubbed according to number of students appeared for the examination with the consideration of their geographical and cultural resemblance and convenience for the students.

NATIONAL CAMP (NC):

From each State Camp, top two students from each class i.e. total 12 students per state, will be invited to a two-day National Camp. National Camp (NC) will comprise Presentations, Scientific Understanding, Innovation and Creativity, Out of Box Activities, & Assessment of Leadership Quality.

Study Materials
http://old.vvm.org.in/study-materials/
http://vvm.org.in/download-study-materials
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Friday, 3 August 2018

Little Picasso -2018 : Inter School Competition

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Nathella Vidhyodaya is hosting an Inter School Competition on 4th August 2018 (Saturday) between 8.30 a.m to 12.00 Noon. We invite entries from your school.
To Remember :
1.    Entry Fee per event:
Category I & II      - (Std  I to V)     - Rs. 150/-
Category III & IV   - (Std VI to XII) - Rs. 200/-
2.    Drawing sheet will be given by the school.
3.    Necessary art materials should be carried by the participants only.
4.    Students can use Water Colour, Poster colour and Oil Pastels for Drawing & Colouring.
5.    Students should come in school uniform and with School ID card.
6.    Students should carry their own lunch and water bottle.
7.    Results and prizes will be given away on the same day.
8.    Participants should report half – an – hour in advance.
9.    Bringing of pre-prepared materials will not be allowed. If found, the participants will be disqualified.
10. Schools can depute as many students as desired for each Competition such as
Wealth from Waste, Pencil Shading, Soap Carving, Face painting Drawing and Colouring, Collage, Clay Modelling.
11. Highest number of participation, will fetch a special prize for the school.         
12.  Registration closing date: 02.08.2018 (Thursday)
13. Payment mode: Cash only.
Topics for Drawing & Colouring:-
Nathella Vidhyodaya is hosting an Inter School Competition on 4th August 2018 (Saturday) between 8.30 a.m to 12.00 Noon. We invite entries from your school.

To Remember :
1. Entry Fee per event:
Category I & II      - (Std  I to V)     - Rs. 150/-
Category III & IV   - (Std VI to XII) - Rs. 200/-
2. Drawing sheet will be given by the school.
3. Necessary art materials should be carried by the participants only.
4. Students can use Water Colour, Poster colour and Oil Pastels for Drawing & Colouring.
5. Students should come in school uniform and with School ID card.
6. Students should carry their own lunch and water bottle.
7. Results and prizes will be given away on the same day.
8. Participants should report half – an – hour in advance.
9. Bringing of pre-prepared materials will not be allowed. If found, the participants will be disqualified. 
10. Schools can depute as many students as desired for each Competition such as
Wealth from Waste, Pencil Shading, Soap Carving, Face painting Drawing and Colouring, Collage, Clay Modelling.
11. Highest number of participation, will fetch a special prize for the school.         
12.  Registration closing date: 02.08.2018 (Thursday)
13. Payment mode: Cash only.
Topics for Drawing & Colouring:-
Category – 1 I & II Bicycle
Any two farm animals
Bullock cart
Category – 2 III, IV & V My dream house
Farm house
Toys shop
Category – 3 VI, VII & VIII Railway station
Any Indian festival celebration
School morning assembly
Category – 4 IX , X , XI & XII Chennai on a rainy day

Busy market place
Old age home

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Verbattle Open 2018 Debate Competition

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Verbattle Open Debate Competition
Verbattle Foundation is pleased to invite you to participate in the biggest debate championship in the open category.

Verbattle Open 2018 Debate Competition
The Championship will have its selection round on 12th August, 2018 at Bengaluru.

Verbattle Open is a unique experiment in the history of organized debating.

While debate competitions are normally held in a certain category, in a certain geographical limitation, or for a certain age group and under certain conditions, Verbattle Open is a truly open debate, in the sense, it allows participation of anyone aged 18 years and above, belonging to any background and any nationality, to compete by teaming up with anyone, from any background and any nationality as long as the other person too is 18 years and above. The only limitation will be the language of the debate. The language of this Open Debate is English.

Verbattle Open is being organized by VerbattleFoundation, a premier global debate and leadership education organisation. Verbattle Open follows the unique and internationally acclaimed Verbattle Format of Debate. Each team consists of two participants and gets to debate for one minute in each of the 4 rounds. All other rules of Verbattle Debate apply here too.

For further information or to register, kindly send an email to register@verbattle.com or call us on +91 9886464641

Competition Details
Skirmish Round

Date : 12 th August 2018
Venue : Gandhi Bhavan, Shivananda Circle, Bengaluru
Time – 9 am onwards
Age group – 18+
Language – English
Members per team – Two
Registration fee – Rs. 1000
Cerficate – Will be issued to every participant who successfully complete the highest level of their participation in the event.
Prize – Rs. 20,000 for the winning team and trophies Only trophies and mementoes for runners up.
Registration form may be downloaded from the website.

For queries call : 9886464641
Details click here



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Wikidmedia Photo Challenge

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The Photo Challenge inspires photographers to take great pictures and upload them to Commons. Monthly thematic competitions encourage participants to try new subjects, new photographic or processing techniques, and to develop skills while improving the Commons repository of free images. Photographs entered into a competition must be new to Commons and taken by a Commons user.

Challenges
Challenges are based on a theme and run for a month. The theme may be a concrete subject, an abstract concept, a photographic technique or artistic style.

Participation
Everybody can participate in challenges open for submission. You simply

Choose one or all of the current challenges
Read the challenge description(s), which may vary in their rules (e.g., some place restrictions on when the photos are taken)
Take picture(s) for the challenge(s) during the challenge period (or, if allowed, select from your own existing pictures that are not yet on Commons)
Upload your picture(s) during the challenge period
Submit your candidates at the top of the current challenge gallery during the challenge period. To do that you click the [Edit] button of the Entries section of your chosen challenge and insert the File name above the last entry (or above File:-Insert image here-.svg for the first entry).
Add your entry between the <gallery> tags as indicated. Gallery entries are placed each on a new line, and consist of the filename, a vertical bar |, and a description. For example:
Electric steam iron.jpg|An electric steam iron
For help on the syntax of entries in a gallery see Help:Gallery tag. Please do not add square brackets [[ ]] or include a thumb parameter or the full URL. The File: prefix is not required, but harmless.
Do not sign your submission(s)
If you want, you can have a look at previous challenges and Vote
Challenges are open to any Commons user. Submissions must be your own work, not previously uploaded to Commons prior to the challenge date and should illustrate the challenge theme in the opinion of the photographer. Please read the challenge descriptions, as there may be additional rules or explanations for specific challenges. There is no limit on the number of submissions per user (unless specially so restricted in the challenge), but please choose from among your best and most varied images.

To submit pictures, you edit the gallery of the contest and add your candidate(s) to the top of the list.

Challenges open for submission
2018 – August – Street Performers
The new challenge features Street Performers: actors, musicians, magicians, acrobats, living statues performing in a street, often for money. The photo should be taken clearly in a street setting, and not performing indoors or at a concert. Please be considerate about asking for permission and paying the performer when taking photos.

Ideally, each submission should contain a summary description of the subject in the file information, including the location of the subject, and relevant categories should be added to the files to enable other Commons users to find them and use them. Please take care not to violate copyright in respect of non-free creative works, and observe our educational project scope and the personality rights of identifiable people, or your files may be subject to deletion.

The challenge will remain open for submissions throughout August UTC.
Restriction: A maximum of four entries can be submitted per photographer.

2018 – August – Castles and fortifications
The new challenge features Castles, and fortifications.

Ideally, each submission should contain a summary description of the subject in the file information, including the location of the subject, and relevant categories should be added to the files to enable other Commons users to find them and use them. Please take care not to violate copyright in respect of non-free creative works, and observe our educational project scope and the personality rights of identifiable people, or your files may be subject to deletion.

The challenge will remain open for submissions throughout August UTC.

Assessment
After the challenge has closed to new submissions, the pictures will be assessed by popularity voting in the subsequent month. You are allowed to vote for images submitted by others if your Commons account is at least ten days old and has more than 50 edits or if you participated in one of the challenges. Challenges open for voting can be found here.

Winning
The best three pictures will be awarded first, second and third place. They will be displayed on the Photo challenge page and may use the template {{Photo challenge winner}} on the file description page.

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India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2017

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INNOVATE WITH INDIA, CHANGE THE WORLD!

Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST) proudly announce the DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2018 anchored by NSRCEL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and supported by MyGov.
Texas Instruments (TI) invites all student innovators, thinkers and makers of the country to join the revolution, who have a dream to create something new, aspire to make a difference, contribute to India’s success towards becoming an Innovation Hub and strengthen Make in India Program.

Give your ideas a jump-start by sculpting your innovation with technical support from Texas Instruments, business mentorship from IIMB, funding and prizes of INR 3.8 crores from DST& TI

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The contest is open for all Indian engineering students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate&Doctoral degrees with Indian engineering colleges.
All the participants must be Indian Nationals
TI will be providing TI tools worth up to USD 200 for each team free of cost. You must use all TI devices in your solution.

CONTEST STRUCTURE

2018
June-Aug
REGISTRATION PHASE
All the participating teams are expected to register, form teams, identify mentor and provide Business and Technical details about their idea. The forms and templates will be provided at Registration portal. The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of domain experts against two categories – Business Potential and Technical Innovation and the shortlisted teams will enter the Phase II of Qualifying Round. The shortlisted teams will be announced by September 30, 2018.

2018
Sep-Nov
QUALIFYING PHASE
All registered teams will go through online Business and Technical courses followed by the knowledge assessment. Teams will also submit the detailed Business and Technical proposals. Teams will be evaluated based on their quality of proposal and knowledge assessment scores. Qualified teams will enter into Quarterfinals.
Awards: Participation Certificates from TI & IIMB for Eligible Teams

2018-19
Dec-Apr
QUARTER FINALS
TI will be providing TI tools worth up to USD 200 for each team free of cost. In this round of the contest, teams are expected to create a hardware prototype as a proof of concept of their idea and submit the following

a. Project report / a technical paper.
b. Video demonstration of their prototype.

The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experts and shortlisted teams will enter into Semi Finals Phase

Awards: Silver Certificate from TI for Eligible Teams

2019
May-June 
SEMI FINALS
The Semifinalist teams will further develop their prototype and be invited to the Regional event for live demonstration and evaluation of their project. These events will be held in June 2019.

Awards: Gold Certificate from TI for Eligible Teams Cash Prizes from TI with 5 Lakh INR of product development funds for each eligible team

2019-20
May-June
FINAL
The Finalist teams will further develop their product and select teams be invited to Final Evaluation event in August 2019 and top teams will be selected for Incubation at IIM Bangalore. Top teams will receive additional seed fund from DST to launch their startup.

Awards: Certificate of Excellence from TI & NSRCEL, IIMB
Cash Prizes from TI for each team
Cash Prize for Best Women team
Funding from DST
Stipend for select Finalists teams for next 12 months
SELECTION CRITERIA The evaluation will be based on the evaluation framework designed by IIMB in collaboration with TI. Business Potential and Technical Innovation forms the base of the evaluation framework. The evaluation panel will be comprised of stalwarts from Startup Ecosystem, Industry Leaders and Domain experts

AWARDS AND FUNDING
Key Features of the TI – IICDC 2018 edition


INR 20 Lacs seed funds to top 10 startups
INR 5 Lacs product development funds to select semifinalists teams
INR 30K stipends to select Semi finalists teams
Free TI Tools worth up to INR 70 Lacs to participants
15000+ certificates spread across the whole contest
600+ types of cash prizes spread throughout the contest totaling up to INR 50 Lacs
Recognition for the Faculty (Mentors) of the Semifinalists and Finalists teams

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