Published: 13th June 2017
IIT Kharagpur introduces the Youth Innovation Programme for 8th-10th standard students
The Young Innovation Program is being introduced by IIT Kharagpur to identify students with talent and interest in science and technology
IIT Kharagpur takes forward the zeal of innovation, research and national upliftment by organising the Young Innovation Program (YIP) to provide students of 8th to 10th standard a brand new platform to put forth their innovative ideas and develop interest in the field of research. This program will be a platform to identify students with talents and interest in science and technology, help them realize their true ability to think and work on problems.
YIP will be organised in 4 different stages or phases. A coordinating teacher from every school will be registering the teams through the a link which will be opened on 20 june , and will be coordinating with the Institute. The idea will be judged by a panel consisting of experts in their respective fields and renowned IIT faculty. About hundred submissions will be selected for the second stage and a synopsis of 5-10 pages will be required for submission in the second stage. 30 special teams will have the opportunity to visit the campus and the chosen winners will get full assistance to develop their ideas.
The ideas submitted can belong to any of these six fields: Energy, Agriculture, Bio-Sciences, Environment, Hardware Modelling and Product Designing. The first stage, project idea submission, will consist of just abstract ideas, the deadline for which is 14th July. Students can submit their ideas through an online portal. A team would consist of 2-3 students of the same school and a teacher. The most important aspect is that the work of all innovative ideas will be certified by IIT Kharagpur and therefore, students will get an experience in the field of research right at a young age.