ICTAK TECHATHLON 2016 - 2017 - November 14, 2016

ICTAK TECHATHLON 2016 - 2017ICTAK Techathlon is a unique technical contest designed to test the Engineering, Professional and Employability skills of young undergraduate students of technology streams, anywhere in India.It offers a platform for the students to showcase their creativity, adaptability, collaboration, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.It is a team event with a team of 5 members contesting on various events such as Engineering Modeling and Design, Coding/Debugging, Technical Quiz, Treasure Hunt,Presentation and responding to extempore questions.51 teams participated in the online prelims held as a series of events from October 22, 2016 onwards. The prelims had 3 rounds – Coding,Engineering/ Technology Quiz and a Project Presentation and Q&A session which was done through Video Conferencing.After these 3 rounds which saw very tough competition among the 51 teams, 20 teams were chosen for the Grand Finale. 2 teams from Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor participated in the Online Prelims and both the teams got qualified to the Grand Finale of Techathlon 2016-2017.The teams were Team Dream Weavers – The team members were Shahin Muhammed(Team Captain – CS5), Jaison John(EC5), Gokul Krishnan(ME5), Sharon Mariam Jacob(BT5) and Sruthi Muraleedharan(CE5)Team Converged Minds – The team members were Bilal Bin Nazar (Team Captain – CS3), Suraj Sharma (CS3), Anandu Sreenivas (EC3), Sruthi Sabu (EC3) and Aryalekshmi (EE3).The Grand Finale of Techathlon 2016-2017 was held at the Park Centre, Techno Park, Thiruvananthapuram on November 10-11, 2016. 18 teams participated in the Grand Finale which had 8 rounds conducted on 2 days. The first day had 4 rounds – Aptitude Test, Coding/ Debugging, Group Discussion and Boardroom Interview. On the second day, the project presentations were conducted. 3 panel of judges consisting of eminent members from the Industry as well as Academia evaluated and judged the projects. After the 5 rounds that saw some very tough fight put up by each team, the Top 5 teams were selected. Our team Dream Weavers got selected in the Top 5 and the team Converged Minds finished 6th in the Points Table, missing the Top 5 slot by just 3 points. The remaining 3 rounds were conducted for the Top 5 teams only – Project based Q&A, Technical Quiz and Engineering Problem Solving. After these 3 rounds, Team Dream Weavers were selected as the 5th best team of Techathlon 2016 – 2017. On the basis of the marks got in the Project Presentation Round, Team Converged Minds won the Award for the Best Project for their project ”Unified QR Code“ along with 4 other teams. The prizes were distributed by Mr. Hrishikesh Nair, CEO of Techno Park and Info Park in the presence of Mr. Santhosh Kurup, CEO, ICT Academy and many other eminent personalities from the Kerala IT Industry. Techathlon 2016-2017 was a great platform for the students where their multifaceted skills were tested to the maximum and where they got a chance to interact and network with some of the best brains in the state.