Kolkata, September 20, 2013: Rapidly changing developments in the field of civil engineering have generated the need for young and trained engineers particularly in the research and development area. Fulfilling this need, at least partially, is a national-level competition organized by INSDAG (Institute for Steel Development and Growth), a non-profit making body established by the Ministry of Steel, Government of India and leading steel producers of the country.
Explaining the rationale of the competition, Mr Sushim Banerjee, Director General of INSDAG said: “Our idea is to give students a platform to demonstrate their talent. It also gives them an opportunity to interact with industry experts and gain insights into the required skill sets and ways to stay abreast of technological advancements in Civil engineering worldwide.”
The competition, which is now into its thirteenth year, seeks to recognize and reward talented students of civil/structural engineering in India for excellence and innovation in structural steel design. This year’s theme ‘Design of an Aesthetic and Cost Effective Stadium Roof Structure’ at Bhubaneswar, Odisha is very topical and inspired by projects which are currently in great demand in the country.
Thirteen individuals/groups from different engineering colleges all over India have been shortlisted for the final round in Kolkata to be held on September 20 and 21, 2013. The presentations to be made in the final round will be judged by the central selection committee comprising of eminent Professors from Premium Engineering Institutes and Professionals from reputed Organizations. The top five entries will receive cash prizes and a scroll of honour.