In a first, a team of four
B. Tech. (III Year) students – Tanwee Kausar, Rishabh Kumar,
Deepesh Arora and Priyanka Gupta from Zakir Hussain College of
Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University won the
First prize in Paper Presentation Competition, EUREKA
TECHKRITI’12—the Annual Technical and Entrepreneurship Festival
held at IIT, Kanpur.
The award carried a cash prize of Rs. 5,500/-
and a winner trophy. The paper entitled “Vanets – Revolutionizing
the Transit System” brought the first ever achievement of this
kind to the Aligarh Muslim University.
The team, nicknamed as Avant Garde, is busy in innovative and creative activities and has
developed a new algorithm on their own. Their paper will also be
published in the IIT Kanpur’s technical magazine, NERD (Notes on
Engineering Research and Development).
The Paper Presentation competition comprised of three rounds. The
first round completed with the submission of abstract of papers by
about 500 participants out of which only 300 participants were
short-listed. In the second round, full paper was submitted in
which only 60 out of 300 papers were selected.
The last round was held at the IIT Kanpur campus where the
students of IITs and other reputed engineering colleges
demonstrated the theme of their paper through a Poster
Presentation before a panel of Professors of IIT Kanpur who judged
The judges were overwhelmed by the presentation for its
originality and innovation as it presented an entirely new
algorithm for a complex scenario of 4-lane highway based on VANETs.
Techkriti-2012, one of the largest technical festivals in Asia
based on the theme of 'Technology for the Future' comprises
various competitive events, talks, exhibitions, shows and
Eminent personalities like Richard
Stallman, Deborah Berebichez, Victor Hayes, Deepak Mohanty and
others graced the various programmes held during the four-day