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VIT student wins global engineering meet title

By on February 21, 2018
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VIT student wins global engineering meet title

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) student Shubham Saraff was felicitated for winning the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Present Around the World (PATW) title, a global competition for young professionals and students.

Saraff was honoured by S Raghavan of IET India chapter and VIT vice pesident G V Selvam for his presentation on mirror neurons. His research paper described an application that would help in the stimulation of the nervous region with the creation of mirror neurons. He received the first place in the world finals at London in November and a cash prize of 1,000 pounds (Rs.85,000). 
More than a thousand participants from over 150 countries including students, young research scholars and employed professionals competed for the title. 
Student president of IET’s VIT chapter Amandeep welcomed the gathering. College vice president Selvam said he was reminded of his school days when he was unable to ask questions which would have allowed him to increase his knowledge. He appreciated the efforts of organisations like IET to bring out the talents of students and improve their knowledge through events and competitions. 
He added that it was now impossible to do anything without engineering and technology. Medical technology has made surgery through robotics possible and reduce the cost of treatment.  
PATW has been organised by IET London for more than 15 years for young professionals and students aged between 18 and 30 to provide a platform explore their talent and innovative thinking in engineering and technology.
The first round was at the university level, held at VIT in March this year, the zonal round in Vellore the next day. Saraff represented VIT University at the Chennai Local Network Finals. 
As winner of the round, he took part in the South Asia Finals in Bengaluru which saw participation from nine different regions.
He has received several awards in academics and cultural events including distinction in speech and drama from Trinity College of London. He is a licensed scuba diver, boxer, and a keen sky diver. 
From across 150 countries, only five winners from global regions around the world competed at London on November 15.  

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