Pragyan is an annual international ISO certified techno-managerial organization of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. It is a fest that brings to students several possibilities to gain hands on experience with technology.


Pragyan'17 will be hosting INGENIUM, the inter – collegiate technical exhibition and competition, that serves as a platform for the students of all colleges to showcase their ideas and inventions. INGENIUM will provide students with an opportunity to exhibit and prove their mettle with ideas in every sphere of science and technology.


  • Experience pitching your idea and building a prototype.
  • Exposure to new innovations and technology, by interacting with technocrats from across the country.
  • Recognition for your idea.
  • Internship opportunities with the visiting companies.
  • Certificate of participation from Pragyan.

Prize Money

  • For the top two innovations in each category
  • Circuital: 25k/15k
  • Non-Circuital: 25k/15k

How Ingenium Works?

  1. Form a group, brainstorm and come up with an idea. The idea must satisfy the following criteria:
    • Must be within the realm of Science and technology.
    • The end result of the project must be a tangible product or a demonstrable service.
    • Must be presentable during Pragyan as a working model or demonstration along with visual aids (Charts, Visual Aids, etc.)
    • Original ideas addressing social problems, industrial needs, day-to-day utility or recreation.
  2. A panel will scrutinize the idea, and if deemed feasible and worthy, you will be given the green light to pursue the idea.
  3. The second round will be held in the month of January 2017 wherein all teams will be required to present a comprehensive proposal, work schedule, cost report and justification for the project.
  4. After systematic reviews, the complete presentation along with the working model/demonstration must be ready by the last week of February 2017, following which it will be showcased during Pragyan’17.

Ingenium is open exclusively for non NIT-Trichy students.

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Scientific fraud and misconduct are not condoned at any level of research or during the course of the competition. This includes plagiarism, forgery, use or presentation of other researchers' work as one’s own and fabrication of data. Fraudulent projects will fail to qualify for competition.

First Round:

  1. The deadline for the abstract submission is 20th December 2016. Late entries will not be entertained.
  2. Maximum number of participants in a Team is 4.
  3. A team can present more than one project.
  4. The members of a team can not be changed during the course of the competition.
  5. The idea and contents of the project may not be changed once the abstract is submitted.
  6. After you have submitted the abstract, a panel of judges will analyse your proposal and if you are shortlisted for the second round, you will be notified.

Second Round:

  1. Details of this round will be revealed soon.

Final Round:

  1. The final working model of the project is to be displayed during Pragyan’17, where it will be judged by a panel of judges and the winners of the circuital and non-circuital projects will be announced.
  2. The decision of judges will be final and no arguments or appeal will be entertained.
  3. The prize money and number of prizes are subject to change based on the number of registrations for the event.
  4. The organizers 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 ultimately the responsibility of the teams to keep themselves updated. Violation of any rule can result in rejection of project.
  5. 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.
  6. Although students may present a new phase of an on-going project, no student may present a project topic from a previous year without conducting significant additional research on the topic.


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