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NIT-T team battling it out at Indo-Singapore Hackathon

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A student team from National Institute of Technology - Tiruchi (NIT-T), which was one among the 20 short-listed by Ministry of Human Resource Development, is now participating in the three-day Indo-Singapore Joint Hackathon that commenced at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU), Singapore, on Monday.

The team chosen on the basis of programming skills constitute Karthik Venkataraman (IV year ECE), Deep Bhattacharyya (IV year CSE) and D. Arutselvan (IV year CSE).

They are accompanied by Associate Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science Engineering, Rajeswari Sridhar, the mentor.

The process of selecting the students began in NIT-T during September.

There were 90 aspirants across disciplines of whom nine were short-listed.

The nine students were interviewed by an MHRD team and finally three among them were chosen.

The NIT-T team underwent an orientation program at Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay before departure to Singapore.

The team was given a send-off at the Institute by a faculty team led by the Director Mini Shaji Thomas.

The mandate of the teams is to find a solution to the problem assigned to them over a 36-hour duration, Samson Mathew, Dean - Students Welfare, NIT-T, said.

NIT, Suratkal, is the only other NIT from the Indian side, with a participating team in the competition.

The rest are teams representing IITs and a few private colleges among the 20 institutions.

There are as many participating teams from Singapore institutions.

Japan visit

Last week, three research scholars Divya Chuturvedi, Arvind Kumar and Krushnakanth, accompanied by S. Raghavan, Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, NIT-T, presented their individual research works in the field of ‘Microwaves in Defence Research’ in the Asia Pacific Microwaves Conference (APMC) 2018 which was held in Kyoto, Japan, on the concept 'Harmonious World Connected by Microwaves'.

The research scholars were awarded travel grant by the Government of India. The works of the research scholars, who are guided by Prof. Raghavan, are related to Defence research, biomedical field and space applications.

Out of around 900 research papers, 580 were short listed and one-third of the papers were oral presentations.

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