INGENIUM, one of the flagship events of Pragyan,

is an inter-collegiate technical exhibition and competition where the finest minds get to showcase their ideas and inventions. It encompasses the entire experience of realising your vision of future, one step at a time.


  1. The experience of pitching your idea and building its prototype.

  2. Exposure to cutting-edge technology and research, courtesy of the many accomplished technocrats visiting from across the country.

  3. Pushing your idea into limelight unlike any other, and the recognition that comes with it.

  4. Certificate of participation from Pragyan.

For the top three innovative ideas,

Circuital prototypes: INR 30,000/20,000/10,000

Additionally, for all the shortlisted finalists

Prize Money worth up to INR 60,000

How INGENIUM works

  1. Form a group, brainstorm and formalise the objectives of your idea. The idea must satisfy the following criteria:
    • Must be within the realm of Science and Technology
    • The result of your idea must be a tangible product or a demonstrable service.
    • Must be original, addressing social problems, industrial needs, day to day utility or recreation.
  2. A panel will scrutinise the idea, and if deemed feasible and worthy, will be green-lighted for further pursuit.
  3. The second round will be held on 19th February 2021, wherein all the teams will be required to present a comprehensive proposal, progress log and expenditure report for the prototype. All of this should adhere to the ruleset of a formal report.
  4. After systematic reviews, the complete presentation along with the working model/ demonstration must be ready by the last week of February 2021, following which it will be showcased during Pragyan '21.


  1. The decision of the judges will be final, and no further arguments or appeals will be entertained.
  2. The organisers reserve the right to change/ update the rules of the contest at any point of time and will do their best to inform the participants of the same. However, it is the responsibility of the teams to keep themselves updated. Violation of any rule can result in rejection of the proposal.
  3. No student may present an idea from a previous year without conducting significant additional research on the topic.
  4. A team can present more than one idea.

First Round

  1. The deadline for the abstract submission is 20th January 2021. Late entries will not be entertained.
  2. The prescribed abstract format should be followed.The format can be downloaded from here
  3. The maximum number of participants in a team is 4.
  4. The ideas and content of the project may not be changed once the abstract is submitted.
  5. The abstract will be judged based on:
    • Novelty
    • Significance of the problem
    • Feasibility
    • Sustainability
    • Scale of impact
    • User experience
    • Scope of transforming into a merchantable product
  6. After you have submitted the abstract, a panel of judges will analyse your proposal and if shortlisted for the second round, you will be notified.
  7. Abstracts must be mailed to:

Second Round

  1. A report containing a detailed description of the project, the progress of the project and a video (duration 3-5 minutes) explaining the same should be submitted through the Ingenium website on or before 19th February 2021.
  2. The student(s) doing the presentation must be the one(s) who conducted the research.
  3. The presentation will be reviewed by a panel of judges and if you are shortlisted for the final round, you will be notified.

Final Round

  1. The final working model of the project is to be displayed during Pragyan ’21, where it will be judged by a panel of judges and the results will be announced.(Announcement regarding whether the final review will be online or offline will be made later)
  2. The prize money and number of prizes are subject to change based on the number of registrations for the event.
  3. All the team members may be present during the event. There will be an interactive session with the judges, other participants and students during the time allotted for the event.


H.N. Srikanth ( SASTRA University, 1st place, INGENIUM ‘18)

“This competition is to encourage young minds and innovations. I came up with the project titled "Conversion of Waste Heat into Electricity using Thermoelectric Arrangement ". The idea of this project is to increase the efficiency of Electrical motors which has a lot of applications both on industrial and agricultural platforms. At Ingenium, I got an opportunity to showcase and discuss my project with the engineers from CATERPILLAR. I came to know the scope of the project and the further developments to be done. Pragyan helped me a lot to mingle with young minds from different colleges. Finally, I am very thankful to the organisers of INGENIUM for their patience. Hope Ingenium continues with a blooming response.”

Aathavan S (PSG, Coimbatore, 1st place, INGENIUM ‘18)

“Our project name is “Smart helmet”. Nowadays, the numbers of road accidents are rapidly increasing and around 60% of the accidents result in death. Although police made wearing helmet compulsory, people ignored these rules in areas where police checks were not made. So in our project, we tried to solve these difficulties by making the vehicle check for the helmet in riders’ head and ensure that the rider is not drunk automatically, only if these conditions are true, the bike will start. Also, in case of an accident, we will be sensing that using vibration sensors and the system will automatically send a message to preloaded mobile numbers with GPS location of the accident and vehicle number. This can provide instant help to them. By participating in Ingenium of Pragyan ’18, we got an opportunity to explain our project to different types of people and we got few suggestions that can make our project better. We are happy to be a part of Pragyan and winning in one of the best colleges in Tamil Nadu. It has increased our level of confidence and helped us to proceed further. Thank you so much.”

V.S. Ranjith (Sri RamaKrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, 2nd place in INGENIUM ‘18)

“Our project was on the topic "Smart Guide". We chose this project to help the visually challenged person all around the world by guiding them during their walk. As a team with full cooperation from everyone, we worked on this project. The project was mentored by the faculty members of our institution. Ingenium and Pragyan helped us exhibit our project and to showcase our skills to everyone. Winning prize in Ingenium brought laurels to the project and to the institution. Ingenium and Pragyan helped to prove our self by challenging in the National Level Project Expo.”


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