Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) was founded in 1984 as Vellore Engineering College by the Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan. VIT attracts students from all the 29 states of India and more than 41 different countries because of its academic excellence. The credentials of VIT in academics and research, has placed VIT in the 13th position among the engineering institutions and VIT Business School has placed 17th position among the business schools in India by NIRF, Govt. of India Ranking. The world ranking body namely the QS has given 4 STAR rating to VIT, with that VIT becomes the first institution in India to have the 4 STAR rating. In addition to this, the consortium of industries, FICCI has adjudged VIT as the “Excellence in Faculty”. VIT has the record of publishing maximum number of SCOPUS Indexed Research Journal papers in 2016, among Indian Universities, overtaking all the premier institutions. VIT has also completed 3 cycles of NAAC accreditation and has been rated as “A” grade institution. In addition, VIT also has obtained for the coveted ABET accreditation by US agency. VIT has introduced many innovations in academic processes, which adds value to every student. FFCS (Fully Flexible Credit System), PBL (Project Based Learning) for better learning, fully digitized academic portals that assists students in equipping themselves for 2020 market place, Hackathons / Makeathons as part of curriculum exercise which kindles the interest and the curiosity of students, which moulds them to be better problem solvers, 8th module in every subject being handled by industry experts, making the students contextualize the concepts they study in the classroom, are a few of the innovations that VIT has introduced.
Make-A-Thon is an event where students, designers and hackers collaborate for limited time to deliver solutions to various challenges proposed by industries and need-knowers.
Event kick-starts with challenges being proposed to participants, for which they have to come up with an innovative solution and develop a prototype within 36 Hrs of Ideation.
Solutions can be based on hardware and software projects and are refined based on feedback from need-knowers. Event concludes with judging and prize distribution.
Unlimited Wifi, all Electrical and mechanical components to execute your idea. Plus Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner & Caffeine to keep you going.
Your laptop, creativity, passion, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative mindset.
A wholesome exposure to real time problems balanced with fun events. Lot of exciting prizes to be won and chances to grab internship opportunities.
School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT) has 104 faculty members who have done their UG and PG degrees from the top-notch universities. The School offers B.Tech (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), B.Tech (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering), FIST sponsored M.Tech programme in Power and Energy and M. Tech programme in Control and Automation, M.Tech. by Research and Ph.D. in Engineering. B.Tech (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) and B.Tech (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering), is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. All UG & PG programmes of the school are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), U.K. The placement record of the School has always been impressive. Almost 100% of the students get job from the campus placement and many of them are getting it in core companies every year. The School has state-of-the art laboratories in almost all the areas of Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering. Every year, students get scholarships to do their final year projects abroad under the Semester Abroad Program (SAP). Danfoss India, Schneider Electric, Q-Max, National Instruments and Fluke Test & Callibration have established Centre of Excellence for students R&D activities under the guidance of faculty members and Industry experts. The School has signed MoUs with many foreign Universities, research organizations and Industries from where students get benefits for their R&D Work / Projects from the MoUs.
You will work in teams of 3-5 person to make anything that fits according to the problem statement you have chosen. A prompt will be released around two weeks before the event to guide all projects. We will provide everything you need in order to hack/make, from prototyping resources to food. On the last day every team will pitch at the finale of the Make-A-Thon to present their projects.
After the hacking and building period, we will host a public pitch competition where every team can present their projects. Pitches should be 5-7 minutes long.
All undergraduate and graduate students irrespective of branch and year, who are registered under affiliated institutes across India. Please note, however, that travel reimbursements will not be provided.
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We recommend that you bring a laptop (and yourself!) to hack. We will provide everything else that is necessary for the Make-A-Thon so do not worry about bringing anything else. However, if you have a certain set of tools that you like to use, please feel free to bring them as well.
Kindly note that printed boards/circuits, readymade kits/devices are not allowed.
You can build anything you and your team would like! We will provide a prompt,components to help accelerate development and mentorship from academicians and industrialists, but everything else is totally up to you and your team.
Judges from industries and high profile academicians will evaluate the projects and pitches based on their relations to design (how awesome it is), engineering (does it work), and entrepreneurship (how was it pitched and what is its real-world potential). Do not worry! This event is meant to be fun, and all of the judges understand that everything was built over the limited span of time.
This event is completely free for VITians and at the registration fee of ₹500* for Non-VITians. It includes food and any necessary materials you will need to make with!
Leaving the project in the middle without prior permission will attract penalty.
Exposure, internship opportunities, interaction with industry experts and vendors and prize money worth 1.5 Lacs.
Top 10 teams will be given Startup grant of 1 Lakh rupees by VIT-TBI.
Special prizes in healthcare track.
If you have any questions regarding the Make-A-Thon that were not answered in the FAQ above, please get in touch with us through email - email@example.com or contact Aman Bagaria: 09097513482. We will reply as soon as possible.
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