SOUTH INDIA LEVEL SCIENCE CONTEST FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
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THEME:
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIETY

ABOUT
VIT UNIVERISTY

VIT University, established in 1984, offers more than 17 Bachelor's and 32 Master's Programmes in addition to Research Degrees in Engineering, Management, Sciences and Languages. With student strength of 20,000 [including 1000 foreign students from 44 countries] and 1100 faculty members, it is one of the top ranked Universities in India and well recognized globally for its academic excellence through national and international accreditations. Apart from sharing its academic excellence with society, VIT is encouraging a lot of social activities in the schools across the country. Few of them are : GV School Development Programme, STARS scheme, Providing computers and other furniture, creating more than 13 endowment awards in various academic Institutions. InoVIT - A Science Contest for School Children is another mega annual event launched by VIT University to create and encourage the scientific innovations in the young minds at the School level.
IMPORTANT DATES

LAST DATE FOR REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT
30th DEC, 2013

DECLARATION OF FIRST ROUND RESULTS
02th JAN, 2014

FINAL ROUND OF INOVIT 2014
10-11th JAN, 2014




EVENTS
Eligibility and Instructions

1. Students between 9th and 12th standard can participate.
2. Each Team can have a MAXIMUM of THREE students.
3. Original Work will only accepted.
4. An abstract, not more than 200 words should be submitted for entering in to the preliminary round.

Topics

Aerodynamics & Hydrodynamics Projects, Astronomy Projects, Investigatory Science Projects, Working Science Models, Science Games for Kids, Environmental Engineering Models, Life Science Projects and Models, Human Biology & Health Projects, Mammalian Biology Projects, Microbiology Projects, Plant Biology Projects, Zoology Projects, Botany Projects, Earth Science Models, Electricity Project Models, Software Projects, Solar Energy Science Projects, Pure Mathematics Projects, Planet Science Projects, Chemistry Projects, Physics Projects, Biology Projects, Robotics, Electronics, Space, Transportation.

Prizes

1st Prize: Rs. 40,000, 2nd Prize: Rs. 25,000, 3rd Prize: Rs. 15,000

Contact: Prof. M. Jasmine at 9751354631
Eligibility and Instructions

1. Students between 9th and 12th standard can participate.
2. Each Team can have a MAXIMUM of THREE students.
3. Original Work will only accepted.
4. An abstract, not more than 200 words should be submitted for entering in to the qualifying round.
5. Poster should be displayed for the preliminary and final rounds.

Topics

Renewable resources for future energy needs, Meeting our needs from solid wastes, Need for nuclear energy, Genetically modified crops - boon or bane?, Future of solar energy in India, Hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell electrical vehicles, Green house effect and biodiversity, NanoTechnology in medicine, Alternative construction materials, Environmental degradation and disasters.

Prizes

1st Prize: Rs. 35,000, 2nd Prize: Rs. 20,000, 3rd Prize: Rs. 10,000

Contact: Prof. K.K.Cheralathan at 9944826771
Eligibility and Instructions

1. Students beween 9th and 12th standard can participate.
2. Each Team can have a MAXIMUM of THREE students. They can be from one or more of the above mentioned classes. Any number of teams can participate from an individual school.
3. Preference will be given for ideas that are innovative/original/creative and cost-effective.
4. An abstract, not more than 250 words should be submitted for entering in the qualifying round.
5. The teams that qualify need to make a presentation for 10 minutes about their idea using PPT / chart (number of slides should not exceed 15).

Topics

Conservation of energy and effective utilization of alternative fuels, Modern Practices in Agriculture and its Productivity, Eradicating Hunger and Malnutrition ? Poverty-related issues, Modern Techniques in Storage and Processing Food, Effective methods for sanitation and recycling of water/waste-water, Current trends in occupational and environmental health, Remedial Measures for Problems related to Modern Lifestyles and their impact on human health, Measures to improve women and child health issues, Any other topic affecting/afflicting the common man

Prizes

1st Prize: Rs. 35,000, 2nd Prize: Rs. 20,000, 3rd Prize: Rs. 10,000

Contact:Prof. P.K Suresh 9444047684
Group I


Eligibility and Instructions

1. Students in 9th and 10th standard can participate.
2. A maximum of THREE students in a team will be permitted.
3. Questions will be from the syllabi of 9th and 10th std.
4. Rules will be announced just before the commencement of Quiz.
5. Preliminary and Final rounds will be conducted during 10-11, January 2014 at VIT University.
6. Short listed teams from the Preliminary Round will be called for the final round at VIT University.

Group II


Eligibility and Instructions

1. Students in 11th and 12th standard can participate.
2. A maximum of THREE students in a team will be permitted.
3. Questions will be from the syllabi of 11th and 12th std.
4. Rules will be announced just before the commencement of Quiz.
5. Preliminary and Final rounds will be conducted during 10-11, January 2014 at VIT University.
6. Short listed teams from the Preliminary Round will be called for the final round at VIT University.

Prizes

1st Prize: Rs.20,000, 2nd Prize: Rs.15,000, 3rd Prize: Rs.10,000

Contact: Prof. Dominic Ravichandran at 9443898857


ROUNDS
Preliminary

For all events, preliminary round will be conducted. Participants of Working Model, Idea Presentation and Poster Presentation have to send a short write-up of their work, not more than 200 words before 10th December 2013. These abstracts will be reviewed by an expert committee. Participants selected for the final round will be announced in the VIT website on 15th December 2013. For Quiz, the preliminary round will be conducted on 11th January 2014. A Certificate of Participation will be given for all the participants participating in this round.
Final

The Final Round will be held at VIT University during 10-11th January 2014. The participants of the Working Model & Poster Presentation should report at our university on 9th January at 5.00 p.m. For other events the participants have to report at our university on 10th January 2014 at 8.00 a.m. Professors from prime Institutions will be the judge for the final round.


INSTRUCTIONS:

  • The competition is open to all Schools (CBSE /ICSE/ISC/ STATE BOARD).
  • Participants of final round are advised to come with their teacher to VIT University.
  • Free Accommodation and food will be provided for the final round participants in VIT University from 9th Jan 2014 at 5.00 p.m. to 12th Jan 2014 at 12.00 noon. Only Teachers are permitted to stay along with the students.
  • Electric outlets (Working Model) / LCD projectors (Idea Presentation) will be provided.
  • Posters must be of 20 x 25 inches in size. Ordinary chart paper / vinyl banner can be used. You can use pictures, diagrams, flow chart, cartoon, etc.
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HOW TO REGISTER

  • Registered participants are only permitted to participate in the contest.
  • The registration form can be downloaded from www. vit.ac.in/inovit2014. Xerox copies of the enclosed registration form can be completed and send to the Organizing Secretary on or before 10th December 2013. No spot entry will be permitted except Quiz.
  • Online registration can be done at : http://inovit2014.questionpro.com
  • Each participant has to pay the registration fee of Rs. 100 per event in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of InoVIT 2014, VIT University payable at Vellore. Students from the same school can send the registration fee in a single Demand Draft.

ORGANISERS

CHIEF PATRON
DR. G. VISWANATHAN
CHANCELLOR, VIT




PATRONS
SHRI. SANKAR VISWANATHAN
VICE PRESIDENT, VIT

SHRI. SEKAR VISWANATHAN
VICE PRESIDENT, VIT

SHRI. G.V. SELVAM
VICE PRESIDENT, VIT

DR. V. RAJU
VICE CHANCELLOR, VIT

CO-PATRONS
DR. S. NARAYANAN
PRO VICE CHANCELLOR, VIT

DR. ANAND A. SAMUEL
PRO VICE CHANCELLOR, VIT

CONVENOR
DR. V. M. CHANDRASEKARAN
DEAN, SAS, VIT

ORGANISING SECRETARY
DR. A. RUBAN KUMAR
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, VIT

EVENTS MANAGER
DR. A. MARY SARAL
PROFESSOR, VIT


ADDRESS FOR COMMUNICATION

Dr. A. Ruban Kumar
Organizing Secretary - InoVIT 2014
VIT University,
Vellore - 632 014, Tamil Nadu
Mobile : 9443107659
e-mail: inovit2014@vit.ac.in www.vit.ac.in/inovit2014

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Prof. Prema Muthuswamy
Mobile : 9994782481

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