Organisation : Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Announcement : Technothlon 2015 International School Championship
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Technothlon is an international school championship organized by the student fraternity of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Technothlon began its journey in 2004 with an aim to ‘Inspire Young Minds’. Starting on its journey with a participation of 200 students confined to the city of Guwahati, over the past 11 years Technothlon has expanded its reach to over 200 cities all over the nation and various centers abroad. Through a series of events involving mental aptitude, logic, and dexterity, it seeks to provide school students a platform to build fundamental experience and knowledge, to exercise co-ordination skills, and to think out of the box. As its preliminary round is conducted through several centers in India, it is a competitive test of critical thinking. Its final stage is conducted in IIT Guwahati during Techniche.
The championship is organized over 2 rounds:
1. Prelims: a written preliminary examination which takes place in numerous schools all over India in the month of July
2. Mains: an event based competition which is conducted at IIT Guwahati, among the top 100 students from each squad.
Students participate in teams of two. There are two squads:
Junior Squad – Students of classes 9th and 10th
Hauts Squad – Students of classes 11th and 12th
The championship is held in two stages:
Prelims – To be held on 19th July 2015
Mains – To be held at IIT Guwahati during Techniche 2015
Prelims is in general a subjective + objective written exam. It involves no syllabus or general knowledge and relies solely on the student’s logical and analytical thinking abilities. The exam is generally of 2 and ½ hour length. The question paper will have various sections like maths, puzzles, code crunchers etc. Each section has its own marking scheme. It is held at selected cities on the 3rd Sunday of the month of July.
Mains is an event based competition. It is conducted during “Techniche”, the Techno-Management Festival of IIT Guwahati, held during the first week of September. The selected teams of the same squad compete against each other in various events. Each team will have to face 3 events from which top 5 teams from each squad will be selected for the Final Showdown. The events, like prelims, do not require any prerequisite knowledge and students will be taught any extra knowledge they require. The events vary every year and in the past there have been events like Robotics, Crime Scene Investigation, Helicopter Design, Source Code etc.
In addition to these, students can attend the workshops and fun events to spend the night. Other than events, the students can witness the competitions of Techniche, attend the Lecture Series of famous personalities, watch Nite performances.
Eligibility and Participant Selection Process :
Technothlon is conducted for students of class IX to XII. There are two squads for which the examination is held. The first is the Junior squad and the second is the Hauts squad. For a student to appear in the Junior squad examination, he/she must be VIII class passed and must not have appeared for the X boards i.e. The students should be studying in IX or X STD. For a student to be appearing for Hauts squad examination, he/she must have passed the X board examination and not appeared for the XII board examination. The members can belong to the same class or as well as different class. For example: a team consisting of one member from class IX and one of class X is perfectly acceptable for Junior squad. The basic requirements for team formation are they should consist exactly two members from the same squad and the same institution.
Modes of Registration :
The interested students can register themselves for the examination online or offline. Technothlon is conducted over various cities and centers with the help of city representatives. The city representatives are responsible to collect the registrations offline. Participating schools can collect the registration fees themselves and then prepare a demand draft to be handed over to the city representatives.
Selection Process :
The teams are selected on the basis of the total marks scored in Prelims
Other than the top 100 participants which are selected for mains in each squad; the next 400 participants in both the squads are awarded with Silver certificates from Techniche, IIT Guwahati. All the participants of mains will be served with free accommodation for the four days during their stay at IIT Guwahati. Also there are various other prizes to be won which will be disclosed later.
Everyone participating Technothlon 2015 will receive e-Certificate of participation.
The interested students can register themselves for the examination online or offline. Technothlon is conducted over various cities and centers with the help of city representatives. The city representatives are responsible to collect the registrations offline. The registration fees is ?100 per team. Participating schools can collect the registration fees themselves and then prepare a demand draft to be handed over to the city representatives.
Offline Registration :
The offline registration for Technothlon will be collected by various city representatives in their respective cities. In order to know about your city representative please select your city below.
Online Registration :
Online registration for Technothlon 2015 is now open.