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Prelims of IIT-G’s Technothlon on July 14
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, June 1 - Recognising the dire need for technical exposure and true inspiration for the present-day school students, the student fraternity of IIT Guwahati is organising the next edition of Technothlon – the international school championship as part of their annual techno-management festival ‘Techniche’ – this year with the prelims scheduled for July 14.

Technothlon is an international school championship organised by the students of IIT Guwahati with an aim to inspire young minds. In 2004, Technothlon’s first edition was held in Guwahati, and now 15 years later it is held in more than 400 cities.

Technothlon is the ultimate test of logic where students from classes 9 to 12 compete with their logical and creativity skills to win the grand prize.

Technothlon will be conducted in two phases: prelims and mains. The students are divided into two squads: Juniors’ Squad comprising of 9th and 10th standard students and Hauts Squad comprising 11th and 12th standard students, who get separate question papers, set by the students of IIT Guwahati.

The paper is to be attempted jointly by a team of two. The prelims thus require no initial preparation, just the sheer spontaneity and out-of-the-box thinking capability of the candidates is tested. The top 50 teams from each squad are invited for the next round, mains which are held during Techniche at IIT Guwahati.

Those who make through to the mains will be invited to the IIT Guwahati campus during Techniche from August 29 to September 1, 2019, where they will contest in more challenging rounds, trying to bag the championship.

The winners of Technothlon 2018 from each squad received a guided tour of NASA and the runners-up received a guided tour of ISRO. Online registrations opened on January 1, 2019 and students can register from the site technothlon.techniche.org. Offline registration can now be done through the Technothlon zonal heads.

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