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60 teams take part in Young IT ProfessionalAward, highlighting innovation in the field

The national round of the contest to present the ‘Young IT Professional Award 2012’ of the Computer Society of India (CSI) was held here on Wednesday.

Sixty teams from seven regions in India were shortlisted for the regional rounds conducted in various places.

There were 11 teams that contested for the national round after the elimination.

The contest was inaugurated at PSG College of Technology by its principal R. Rudramoorthy. The prizes were given away by Bipin Mehta, National Convenor of the Award.

The first prize went to the team from Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai, for its voice-activated solar powered wheel chair.

The runner up was the team from Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Kolkata, for the project ‘Resham Darshan,’ a machine vision solution for colour characterisation of silk, and the team that received special recognition was ‘Persistents Systems Limited’ for the viewer engagement analytics project.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Mehta said the event coincided with the 49th Foundation Day of CSI.

The contest aimed at involving young IT professionals in the quest for innovation in IT and also providing them an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, professional prowess and excellence in their profession.

The winner received Rs. 50,000, a trophy, and a certificate. The runner-up received Rs. 25,000, a trophy, and a certificate, while the team that received special recognition got Rs. 15,000.


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