Jamshedpur, July 14: Tata Steel announced the winners of its much-awaited annual innovation challenge for students ‘Mind Over Matter’ (MOM) season 6 today. The 6-month long programme culminated with the Grand Finale held in Jamshedpur, where a total of five teams presented their innovative solutions to the esteemed jury. Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for the finale. The panel of the esteemed jury included Dr. Sumitesh Das, Chief Graphene Business, Tata Steel, Jaya Singh Panda, Chief TQM & CQA, Tata Steel and Dr. Atanu Ranjan Pal, Chief Product Research, Tata Steel.
Jyoti from BIT Mesra emerged as the winner of Mind Over Matter – season 6; Rishi Raj & Jaya from BIT Sindri, Jharkhand, bagged the 1st runners-up position and Ashwini Kumar & Anish Baranwal from NIT Jamshedpur secured the third slot.
The winning team received a prize money worth Rs. 1,00,000 along with a trophy. The 1st and the 2nd runners-up were presented with cash prizes worth Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50,000 respectively. The certificates of recognition and pre-placement offers were awarded to the top three teams. Certificates of participation were given to all the other teams.
Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel said, “Tata Steel has a rich legacy of innovation through Research & Development. The Company is committed to enabling solutions for a better world through collaboration with young minds.Mind Over Matter, part of the Company’sCampus Connect programme, is a unique platform to nurture the makers of tomorrow and future innovators. It is heartening to see the growing response to the initiative and the quality of research work done by the students andtheir mentors.”
This season, ‘Mind Over Matter’ received an overwhelming participation from close to 50 premier engineering institutes of India including the IITs, NITs and the likes. The competition witnessed submission of over 200ideas against the challenges (topics) put forth by the Company’s R&D team. Over the last six editions, MOM has received 3000+ registrations and 1000+ proposals of which 45+ ideas from across diverse fields have been explored.