Nanded students emerge victorious at Aakruti 2018

GURU Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded emerged as the winners of the eighth edition of Aakruti, an annual nationwide design competition organised by Dassault Systèmes Foundation.

The first runner-up was Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune while the second runner-up position was bagged by National Institute of Technology, Raipur. As part of the competition, the winners received cash prizes up to Rs two Lakh.

Aakruti provides students a platform to shape their imagination and bring their innovative designs to life using an array of product design applications of their choice. With the objective of channelising students’ creativity for transforming rural ecosystems, Aakruti encourages students to showcase their design skills, creativity, and innate talent. This year, Aakruti witnessed participation from more than 1100 + teams from 200+ colleges across 24 Indian states.

Aakruti is well amalgamated with Dassault Systèmes Foundation’s vision to promote the advancement of excellence and skill enhancement in all aspects of engineering, technology, and design while fostering innovation. AAKRUTI encourages students to use this contest as a platform for creative design, exposing students to detailing for manufacturing which then can be made available to the larger population for the benefit of the nation.

The themes at Aakruti this year were:

  1. Innovative products to boost the rural economy
  2. Agriculture tools and devices
  3. Reduce-reuse-recycle-purify
  4. Solar/wind energy based useful equipment

The top finalists were from the following colleges:

  • National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  • Guru Gobind Singhji Instt of Engg and Tech, Nanded 
  • Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Sanjivani College of Engineering, Kopargaon
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal
  • Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune
  • Poornima Group of Institutions, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim
  • Bannari Amman Institute Of Technology, Sathmangalam, Tamil Nadu
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, 
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

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