National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research (NITTTR), Kolkata, is organizing `National Innovation Talent Contest for Polytechnics’ in three major conventional disciplines– Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The key objective is to identify the levels of skill and innovation potentials of the students, teachers, and technical staff members of polytechnics and to develop cost effective technological support to the society in the domain of conventional Engineering and Technology. It also aims to foster innovation literacy for improved downstream and productivity in industry. 50 polytechnics of each discipline (Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering) across the country will be selected to participate in the contest. Each team will have nearly six months duration to complete the project. Final Contest will be held at NITTTR, Kolkata and winners of each discipline will be selected by the committee of experts from industries and academia.
Prof. Phalguni Gupta, Director, NITTTR said, “The Contest is aimed at bringing about revolutionary progress for polytechnic education. From teachers to students, everyone will derive benefit from the contest. It will give ample boost towards confidence building by increasing the innovation potential. Moreover Industry will get access to talent, facilities along with support to launch new products and services in the market. We have a lot of expectations from the Contest keeping in mind the hard work of everyone involved.”
Directorate of Technical Education of respective States and Union Territories have been requested to nominate three Government polytechnics for each discipline. However, privately funded polytechnics may also participate the Contest with prior approval from the organizing institute. The guidelines and project acceptance form are available in the institute website (www.nitttrkol.ac.in). The contest is sponsored by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai.