Kolkata, Mar 24 (PTI) Over 650 students from different institutions in the country, including the NITs and IITs, have registered for the first round of INAE Youth Conclave at IIT Kharagpur.

The three-day conclave, held for the first time in IIT Kharagpur, is aimed at engaging budding engineers from different disciplines in developing innovative technologies and solutions.

The conclave began yesterday.

The contestants are presented with situations which may be similar to some of the current problems faced by the society and expected to come up with new plans, innovative technologies or workable solutions to these problems, an IIT Kharagpur statement said.

The conclave was initiated last year by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and held at Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur.

The organisers have received 127 submissions for the three broad categories of problems. The largest number of submissions has come for a ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ plan that asks students to find effective ways to segregate and dispose waste in apartments, the statement said.

The finals are slated for August 10-12 at IIT Kharagpur.

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