Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) In a bid to promote technological innovation among school students, IIT Kharagpur on Thursday organised the second edition of the Young Innovators Program, a science and technology competition for students from grades VIII -X, a statement said.
The final is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday at the IIT KGP campus where finalists from schools across India and abroad will put forward their innovations in the areas of Clean Energy, Health and cleanliness, Resource management, Hardware Modelling, Product Designing and Disaster Management.
The competition had two initial rounds in addition to the two rounds being held at the IIT Kharagpur campus.
With an initial outreach to 1,500 schools, close to 1,000 students qualified in the first round. In the second round, the students presented detailed project synopsis. Around 70 students made it to the finals.
The teams will make model and poster presentation of their ideas along with an exhibition open to visitors.