The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of the world’s largest multi-discipline, professional societies for engineers and technicians, announced Nikunj Jagdish Sampat as the runner-up of the ‘Present around the World’ (PATW) South Asia final held in Bangalore. Nikunj who graduated from the College of Engineering, Pune, presented a paper on ‘Accelerated Construction’ which was well-received by the audience.
The South Asia finals in Bangalore, held at the Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, witnessed engineers from Sri Lanka and India vying for the top honours. The theme of the presentation was “Future Technologies for Emerging Markets’. The contestants, selected after rigorous regional rounds, were judged on their presentation skills and technical content.
Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head, The IET India, said, “I would like to congratulate Nikunj on winning the runners-up South Asia PATW competition. Engineering is a skill with the ability to resolve global challenges across different sectors. De-mystifying technology and bringing engineering knowledge closer to society gains greater significance in this scenario. Effective communication and presentations become equally important as necessary skill sets for engineers. The PATW competition is a step towards the holistic development of engineers to prepare them to take on the challenges of building a successful future.”
Present around the World (PATW), is an annual presentation contest conducted by the IET for young engineering professionals between 18 to 26 years of age. The main focus of the competition is on young engineers who are tested for their capabilities in presentation skills, engineering projects and ideas. The international finals will bring together winners from across 36 countries to compete in the finals held at Savoy Place in London, England for a cash prize of £1,000 (App. Rs. 80,000/-).
Damith Abeywardana, Faculty of Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka won the top honours for his presentation on ‘Designing of a Sensor System for Non Invasive Cross Sectional Imaging Using Electric Capacitance Tomography’.