Tata Steel announced the winners of its Annual Innovation challenge – Mind over Matter Season 3 – Friday.
The 6 month-long programme culminated with the Grand finale held here on Friday where a total of five teams presented their innovation ideas before the jury, a company statement said.
Mukesh Kumar and Vijay Anand from IIT Kharagpur emerged as the winner of MOM season 3; Priyanka Sinha and Aarushee Agarwal from NIT Jamshedpur bagged the 1st Runners up position and Manish K Chandan and Sourav Agarwal from BIT Mesra secured the third slot.
Over 30 top engineering institutes of the country took part in the Season 3 of Mind over Matter and the competition witnessed a record 270 idea submissions against a total of 12 challenges (topics) put forth by Tata Steel R&D team, the statement said.
The jury members for the finale were three senior Tata Steel officials — Anand Sen, president TQM and Steel Business, Dr Sanjay Chandra, Chief R&D and SS, and Dharmendra Kumar, Chief Engineering and Projects, the release said.
Speaking on this occasion, Chief Guest Anand Sen said, “Mind over Matter is a promising platform for fresh and young minds. It provides them the opportunity to work with professional experts at Tata Steel’s R&D. The programme has helped the students put their insights into application using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.”
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