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Kanpur, August 4, 2023: The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK), hosted the launch of the brochure of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) 2023, the country's largest scientific talent search examination based on digital devices, on August 3, 2023. The event was graced by dignitaries, including IIT Kanpur professors Prof. Sameer Khandekar, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Prof. Sachchidanand Tripathi, Joint Faculty in Sustainable Energy Engineering; Prof. Laltu Chandra, Dept. of Sustainable Energy Engineering; Shreyansh Mandloi, State Organization Minister of Vijnana Bharati; Kaustubh Omar, National Coordinator of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan; Prof. Sunil Mishra, Prant Secretary; Dr. D. S. Bag, Joint Director of Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMRSDE), and Dr. Saurabh Tomar from IITK, among others. IIT Kanpur Director, Prof. Abhay Karandikar, wished success for the event.
Jointly organized by Vijnana Bharati, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), and the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2023 aims to identify and nurture scientific talent among students. Students from classes 6 to 11 of all boards can register for the examination on - vvm.org.in. The examination will be held on October 29 and/or October 30, 2023, between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (90 minutes). The results will be announced on November 10, 2023.
A total of 120 students from Uttar Pradesh will have the opportunity to participate in the state-level camp. The top 18 achievers will receive cash prizes of Rs. 5000, Rs. 3000, and Rs. 2000, respectively. The top 12 students will advance to the national camp. Every participant will receive a district-level certificate. The examination will comprise 100 questions to be answered within 90 minutes, mostly application-based questions. The last date for applying to Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan is September 15, 2023, with a registration fee of Rs. 200.
Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2023-24 edition will provide special opportunities to participating students, including training and internships (01 to 03 weeks) at reputed national research laboratories or institutions like Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), etc., for the national (Himalayans) and regional winners. Additionally, they will be granted a scholarship of Rs. 2000 per month. The national winner (Himalayans) will also be assigned a prestigious project/activity for one year, to be periodically evaluated.
During the event, other dignitaries including Dr. B.N. Acharya, Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Dr. Amit Mishra, Dr. Shruti, and Principals of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Kanpur, St. Mary's Orthodox School, Jay Narayan Vidya Mandir, Saraswati Gyan Mandir, Onkareshwar Saraswati Vidya Niketan Inter College, were present.
About IIT Kanpur:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was established on 2nd November 1959 by an Act of Parliament. The institute has a sprawling campus spread over 1055 acres with large pool of academic and research resources spanning across 19 departments, 22 centres, and 3 Interdisciplinary programs in engineering, science, design, humanities, and management disciplines with 540 full-time faculty members and approximately 9000 students. In addition to formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute has been active in research and development in areas of value to both industry and government.
For more information, visit www.iitk.ac.in.