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Innovative research was celebrated at the annual IITB-Monash Research Academy student symposium and awards night - the Oskars.
Held in December, the symposium allowed current PhD students to showcase their research and incorporated the Academy's Three Minute Thesis Talk (3MTT) competition. Judged by a panel of five, the competition requires students to give an accessible overview of their highly complex research in three minutes.
The 3MTT prizes, along with awards for best poster, best paper and best CPI, were presented at the Oskar Awards night. Guest included Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Ed Byrne, Chancellor Alan Finkel and Vice-President India and China Research Initiatives, Professor Tam Sridhar. IIT Bombay was represented by Professors AK Suresh and Subhasis Chauduri.
CEO of the Academy, Professor Mohan Krishnamoorthy highlighted the importance of the symposium and awards night for student development.
“The event tests the students' ability to be able to present their research in a concise way to a diverse audience," Professor Krishnamoorthy said.
"This is especially important today where the success of research depends not only on the quality of outcomes but how well they can be communicated.”
The Oskars also celebrated the Academy reaching 100 students, with the Sachin Tendulkar Century of Students Award presented to Professor Krishnamoorthy by the first student to be enrolled at the Academy.
Best 3MTT- students who had been at the Academy for more than two years.
Winner: Bharat Padekar
Best 3MTT - students who had been at the Academy for less than two years.
Winner: Subhadeep Das
Best Poster - students who had been at the Academy for less than two years.
Winner: Chetana Gavankar
Best Poster - students who had been at the Academy for more than two years.
Winner: Vikram Vishal
Best Paper Award.
Winner: Rimi Chakrabarti
Best CPI - or score for coursework component of degree.
Winner : Ashok Shaw
Details of the winners and their research projects can be viewed at the IITB-Monash Research Academy website.