The students from KIIT School of Civil Engineering bagged the 2nd prize at a National Level Structural Designing Competition. A team of 4 students Mr. Debarshi Sahoo, Mr. Salman Ashraf, Mr. Nikhil Thawani and Mr. Shubham Singh from the School of Civil Engineering, guided by Prof. Purnachandra Saha, won a National Level Structural Designing Competition organized by INSDAG (Institute for Steel Development and Growth – Ministry of Steel).
The competition consisted of 2 rounds, where 83 different colleges from all over India participated including several IIT, NIT and other private institutes. The team from our university reached the final rounds to present their design along with 15 other finalists on 15th February, 2020 and secured 2nd position. They received prestigious awards from the President of INSDAG Mr. Sushim Banerjee, where Dr. D Bhattacharjee (Vice President of TATA steel); Dr. D K Basak (Chief Engineer of M.N. Dastoor) and a panel of jury members from IIT Kanpur, IIEST Shibpur and other institutes, were also present.
In the valedictory session, the team leader Mr. Debarshi Sahoo also expressed how Steel has become an integral part of our civilization and why it is important to create awareness of Steel design & construction among the students.
This was the second time our University won this competition after 2017 which was led by our ex-student Er. Sajal Verma. Under the guidance of Prof. Saha. The Director Prof. B.G. Mohapatra and other faculties of School of Civil Engineering have become delighted after such accomplishments of their students.