Awards and prizes recognise accomplishment, but they also serve to inspire budding technocrats to pursue more ambitious, creative aims in scientific research. Scientific study is open-ended, meandering, and — as the history of science illustrates — punctuated by opportunistic breaks. 

Grabbing such an opportunity by the scruff of its neck, B.I.T. SINDRI students have once again demonstrated their technical prowess and brought laurels to the institute by finishing first at the 6th University Challenge at IFAT India 2022. The architects of this achievement were Animesh Kumar Singh, Ashutosh Kumar, and Sushanto Shekhar from the Civil Engineering Department of the 2020 batch.

On September 29 and 30, the University Challenge was held over two days, giving ten teams of three students each from universities across India the chance to compete against one another in several areas. The event was sponsored by DWA, IFAT India, Adani Infrastructure, and ISWA International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). Organized under the auspices of DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (German Academic Exchange Services), the event was hosted at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai.

Each team was given two tasks to complete. The first task required using DWA environmental cards to create an integrated water resource management (IWRM) concept. The second assignment required attendees to conduct research, collect data, and compile a report with a pre-determined focus. Team BIT Sindri displayed exceptional intelligence and tenacity to claim the first position. 

Prof. (Dr.) Ghanshyam, Chairman, Career Development Center, BIT Sindri expressed his joy at this incredible accomplishment and sent his best wishes to the winning team which has not only made the institute proud but will also motivate students towards research and innovation.

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