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Fostering Ingenuity: IIT Kharagpur’s Young Innovator’s Program 2023-24


Unleashing Creativity and Shaping Tomorrow’s Innovators

Press Release:

In the heart of innovation and the pursuit of scientific excellence, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur presents the fifth edition of the Young Innovator’s Program (YIP) for the academic year 2023-24. This transformative initiative aims to recognize and celebrate the brilliance of students who exhibit exceptional creativity and a profound inclination towards scientific research.

The journey begins with the first announcement on 14th November 2023, marking the commencement of the registration and abstract submission period, which extends until the 24th of December 2023. The program unfolds through a series of rigorous rounds, emphasizing online and on-campus assessments, ultimately leading to a grand finale.

The program is structured to accommodate students across various academic levels, offering a junior division for classes 8, 9, and 10, and a senior division for classes 10, 11 and 12. This inclusivity ensures that young minds at different stages of their academic journey can actively participate and contribute to the culture of innovation.

Teams, consisting of 2 or 3 members, are encouraged to participate, with the added support of a mentor. Aspiring participants can register and submit their abstracts through the official website https://yip.iitkgp.ac.in/. For a comprehensive understanding of the guidelines and regulations, participants can check out the  YIP 2023-24 Rulebook available on YIP website.

The history of the Young Innovator’s Program dates back to its inception in 2017. Over the years, it has evolved into a resounding success, garnering accolades and recognition, including praise from the President’s Office in 2017. As they gear up for the fifth edition scheduled at the end of January, the YIP legacy continues to inspire and propel students towards groundbreaking discoveries.

What truly sets the Young Innovator’s Program apart is the anticipation of wholehearted participation from students. It is a call to channel their enthusiasm, curiosity, and creativity to discover effective solutions to current global challenges. The program serves as a platform for these young minds to showcase their talents, fostering an environment where ideas translate into tangible solutions.

The organizational backbone of this initiative is the Students’ Branding and Relations cell, operating under the aegis of the Office of Alumni Affairs and Branding. Their goal is to position IIT Kharagpur as a global leader in the field of science and technology, making significant strides towards shaping the future.

In conclusion, the Young Innovator’s Program 2023-24 beckons aspiring scientists, inventors, and innovators to embark on a transformative journey. As the spirit of innovation soars high, it is an invitation to be part of a community that values ideas, encourages exploration, and believes in the power of young minds to change the world.

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