A team of three students from the Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) won Toycathon-2021 Competition, an inter-ministerial initiative organized by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell with support from All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE), Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Team ‘Evident’ comprising of B.Tech Civil 2nd year students Sarthak Kumar, Nikhil Yadav and Alziyan Ansari designed a mathematical board game for above 12 years old children. The team was led by Sarthak Kumar and was mentored by Prof. Shamshad Ahmad, HoD, Civil Engineering, JMI.
JMI Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar congratulated the winning team and said that since its inception the university has been playing an important role in nation building. JMI always promotes innovation and endeavours to bring out the hidden talent of its students to shape them to become successful and responsible citizens.
Around 1.2lakh participants from across the country registered and submitted more than 17000 ideas for the Toycathon-2021. After a three-day grand finale only 117 ideas were finally selected from as many as 1567 ideas.
Toycathon-2021 is conceived to challenge India’s innovative minds to conceptualize novel Toy and Games based on Bharatiya civilization, history, culture, mythology and ethos.
Toycathon 2021 is a unique opportunity for students, teachers, start-ups and toy experts/professionals in India to submit their innovative toys/games concepts and win large number of prizes worth Rs. 50 lakhs.