Press Trust of India|Sep 23, 2021
Toycathon 2021 Result: Engineering students of Jamia Millia Islamia wins
Second-year students of BTech civil engineering at JMI designed a mathematical board game for children above 12 years.
NEW DELHI: A team of three students from the Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) has won the Toycathon 2021 competition. The winners of Toycathon 2021 will be awarded prizes worth Rs 50 lakhs.
The team ‘Evident’ led by Sarthak Kumar and members Nikhil Yadav and Alziyan Ansari designed a mathematical board game for children above 12 years. All of them are second-year B Tech civil engineering students at JMI. The team was mentored by their civil engineering department head, Shamshad Ahmad. The Toycathon 2021 result was announced after a three-day grand finale where only 117 ideas were finally selected out of 1,567 shortlisted ideas.
Toycathon is an inter-ministerial initiative by the government of India to allow crowd-sourcing of ideas for innovative toys and games and boost the toy industry in India. Students, teachers, startups, and toy professionals in India had submitted their novel toy and game concepts under online and physical toy categories.
Vice-Chancellor 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 endeavors to bring out the hidden talent of its students to shape them to become successful and responsible citizens,” an official statement said.
Toycathon is a part of prime minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’. Last week, PM Modi interacted and made suggestions to the finalists in a virtual grand finale ceremony.
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