Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Entries have been invited for the Malayala Manorama Yuva Mastermind Contest for inventions by college and school students. The contest is for science and technology projects that can be exhibited as working models. Study projects that cannot be exhibited will not be considered.



Objectives
To ignite the flame of innovation in science and technology in young minds.
To sustain that flame through technical and financial support in a spirit of healthy competition.
To provide a common platform for bringing together creative young minds across the state.
To promote sustainable societal development through innovation in clean and green technologies

The prize money for the college level is as follows: 
Rs 1 lakh (1st prize),
Rs 60,000 (2nd prize),
 Rs 40,000 (3rd prize).


The prize money for the school level is:
 Rs 50,000 (1st prize),
Rs 30,000 (2nd prize),
Rs 20,000 (3rd prize).

Considering the feasibility, novelty and social relevance a financial assistance will be provided to 25 teams each selected from college and school levels for the completion of the project. The maximum financial assistance based on project estimate for college teams would be Rs 10,000 while that for school teams would be Rs 7500.
Based on the the short project description provided by teams and the interaction with them by an expert committee 25 teams would be selected from each category. The expert committee would select the winners after an exibition to be held in January 2013.
Inventions for saving energy will be eligible for special awards instituted in the name of Prof Satheesh John by Amaljyothi Engineering College. Prize winning projects with safety as theme will be eligible for a special prize of Rs 60,000 (college level) and Rs 40,000 (school level).


To Participate
Intimate Yuva about the project that you are planning to present and register for the contest

01. The project you propose to present:
02. Name, address and telepone number of the educational institution:
03. A description of the project not exceeding one page:
04. Financial estimate of the project:

Apply with the above details before August 14, 2012

For further details visit the Yuva Master Mind website (English) or  Yuva Master Mind website (Malayalam)
Help Line: 9895596688 (The facility will be active on working days from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm till August 14, 2012)

Address
Mastermind, Yuva, Malayala Manorama, P.B. No-26, Kottayam.
E - mail: yuva@mm.co.in.


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