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15th edition of IET Karmaveer Expo – India’s largest working model competition for engineers concludes in Nashik

Nashik, March 21, 2017: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK’s largest professional engineering body in association with the Department of Electrical Engineering at K. K. Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Nashik, today organised the 15th edition of the IET-Karmaveer Expo. The working model contest and project exhibition expo witnessed participation from students of various engineering colleges across India. The expo encouraged students to implement basic engineering concepts to help solve complex, real-world problems in order to benefit the society.
The winners from Group A (Electronics and Computer), Group B (Mechanical, Civil, Chemical and Agriculture) who received a cash prize of Rs. 65,000 each are Mahesh, Rohit, Malikaarjun, Basawa from Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore and Omkar, Junaid, Saif, Ashish, Santosh, Irshad from Sanjeevan Engineering and Technology, Kolhapur respectively. The second runner-up and third runner-up were given a cash prize of Rs. 40,000/- and Rs. 20,000/- each respectively.
With an aim to promote talent and innovation in young engineering students, the expo tries to bridge the industry skill gap between the education institutions and the industry. By encouraging students to implement their ideas for product/project development, the event helps the students make a difference in the real world scenarios using simple engineering concepts.  It also enforces Industry- Academia collaboration by providing a platform for industrialists, entrepreneurs and experts to interact with engineering students and evaluate their projects in different engineering specializations. 
Happy with the response for the event, Prof. Dr. B. E. Kushare Professor & Head of Electrical Engg. Dept. K. K. Wagh Institute of Engineering Education & Research said, “The IET Karmaveer Expo has always believed in creating more opportunities and experiences for student.  This year too, the expo was a huge success with several creative and innovative working models at display which is a sign that the students today are paying more concerted attention to be industry ready and socially responsible. The IET through its local network events has always aimed to provide academia with key links to the industry and broaden the exposure of both students and staff.”
Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, the Director and Country head of the IET, India, mentioned, “The IET has 8 Local Networks in India which organises over 200 technology related events in a year on relevant engineering topics. The IET- Karmaveer Expo is one of our more successful initiatives, running its 15th edition this year. The main focus of these events is to enhance the required industry skills in students through the various programmes and contests which make them work towards solving world problems through their technological skills. The IET has always attempted to bring a synergy between the engineering passion among our students with the real world situation to ensure their energies are channelized in a productive manner. The IET Karmaveer Expo, 2017 has truly been a convergence ground for students of all engineering disciplines.”
The IET started its India operations in 2006 and is fast moving towards becoming the most relevant and preferred institution for engineering and technology professionals in the country. It aims to demonstrate relevance and growth of engineering professionals in the 21st century by instilling problem solving capabilities and facilitating knowledge-sharing through partnerships and collaborations with other renowned professional bodies and institutions. The engineering institutions and professionals can join the IET to find out how they could work towards solving engineering problems by connecting with the nearest IET local network event.
About the IET:
Founded 145 years ago, the IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 167,000 members+ in 150 countries, with active networks of members in 37 countries. In India, the IET has over 13,000 members, 8 Local Networks and focuses on Energy, Transport, Information & Communications, IoT and Education sectors.
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