The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) announces Vishnu Hurkat from Techno India College of Engineering, Salt Lake as the winner of the IET South Asia ‘Present round the World (PATW) 2015’ finals. Vishnu Hurkat’s winning presentation focused on “CMOS Image Sensors”. He was bestowed 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/-). Angelin Indira J, student of St Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering was declared runner up for his presentation on the topic “An outclassed Hexacopter Design With specialized Robotic Arm”. 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 answer questions posed by the jury for a further five minutes. The focus of the competition is on presentation skills of the young engineers and their ability to convey technical ideas to a non-technical audience.
Shekhar Sanyal, Director and India Head, The IET adds “We are delighted to see the increased interest from engineering community for a competition that focuses on the soft skills of the engineers. In an increasingly competitive world, we require engineers who possess not just technical skills, but are able to articulate technical ideas clearly and solve real-life engineering problems. PATW is one such platform that the IET provides for young engineers to develop these critical skills.”
This year, the competition witnessed participation from engineers across India and Sri Lanka vying for the top honours.