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Silicus

Code Junkie

If you are code­blooded and C is your mother tongue, get ready to face the toughest opponents and the most challenging coding contest.



The objective of the event is to test the knowledge of students in basic C Programming. This event is for beginners and intermediates, and will try to cover general aspects of the C programming language.
Round 1: This round will consist of multiple choice questions. The time limit will be 30 minutes. Negative marking will be implemented; details for which will be disclosed at the time of event.
Round 2: The top teams from Round 1 will advance to this round. This round will be conducted in the campus and in different slots. This round will be a rapid coding round where the output file needs to be submitted and will be judged. Teams will be given a set of questions to be solved within a stipulated period of time. How fast the team builds up a working code will be considered. Scoring scheme will be disclosed at the time of event.
Round 3: The top teams from Round 2 will advance to the finals. This round will be a speed coding round and relatively difficult questions will be set up. This time, the teams will have to make the code both working as well as efficient. All possible inputs and corner cases shall be handled. According to the time taken to submit the code along with the efficiency of the code, the team will be judged.
Team size : Maximum 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. The environment will be either Ubuntu 12.04 OS with gedit/vim/emacs astext editor and gcc as compiler OR Windows 7 with Turbo C / Dev C++ (asper the team’s choice).
2. Participants should be First Year or Second Year Undergraduatestudents.
3. Participants have to bring their College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting.
4. Time slots will be given and participants are expected to follow it strictly.
5. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details, so as toinform them about the results.
6. Further details of the round will be disclosed at the time of event.
7. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants arerequested to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) regularlyfor updates.
8. In case of any disputes, the decision of the organizers and the judgeswill be final and binding to all.
9. Team members may be from different colleges/institutions but oneparticipant may not be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
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Prachi Patwardhan : +91 90963 38749
Shashank Gandham : +91 97670 89029
Email ID : codejunkie1@mind-spark.org

Code Junkie ++

If you are code­blooded and C is your mother tongue, get ready to face the toughest opponents and the most challenging coding contest.



The objective of the event is to test the knowledge and innovation of students in object-oriented programming. This event is for programmers having some experience in OOP and will try to cover object-oriented aspects of C++, Java and Python programming language. The event has been designed for people who love coding and who are passionate about programming.
Round 1: It will consist of multiple choice questions with single correct answer. Participating teams could take the test from only one of these 3 categories:
1) C++
2) Java
3) Python Maximum 100 questions can be attempted by a team. The marking scheme will be announced on the spot. This round will be conducted online, but in our campus itself. You will be provided access to the test only if you report at our event venue during the allotted time slot.
Round 2: This round is a puzzle round. Some tricky problem statements will be given and participants will have to find out the solution within a given period of time. More details will be disclosed on the spot to the qualified teams.
Round 3 (Final): This round will be a proper coding round and relatively difficult questions will be set up. This time, the teams will have to try to make the code both working as well as efficient. All possible inputs and corner cases shall be handled. Judging criteria will have great emphasis on execution time and memory usage of the programs. More details will be disclosed on the spot.
Team size : Maximum 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. For rounds 2 and 3, the environment – programming language, IDE, editor, compiler, interpreter, etc. - will be anything you are comfortable with. Please note that:
i. OS will be GNU/Linux or Windows.
ii. In round 2, some questions will be specifically related to C++,Java and Python. (You will be given an option to solve questions either of C++ or Java or Python)
iii. For round 3, judging criteria will stress upon program efficiency in terms of both time and space. Choose your programming language wisely in this round.
2. This event is open to all undergraduate students.
3. Participants have to bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt of registration at the time of reporting.
4. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details. (Email ID and phone number).
5. Participants are expected to follow the time slots given to them strictly.
6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly.
7. Decision taken by the judges and organizers will be binding to all and will be considered final.
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Saket Komawar : +91 77440 97648
Pritesh Holani : +91 73509 13338
Email ID : codejunkie2@mind-spark.org

Xterminate

Exchange and Execute. Trust your partner and his instincts to correct, code and conquer



The objective of this event is to test your code understanding skills, i.e.how you interpret a given code and work on it. Your code-writing skills willalso be tested; writing codes that are easy to comprehend is an invaluable skill.The language used will be C.
Round 1: You will be given some logically wrong codes and a problemstatement on each code. You have to change the codes to solve the givenproblems.
Round 2: Each team will be given two problem statements. Within the timespecified at the event, you will have to find the solution. Points will be givenon the basis of the approach to and the number of programs solved.
Round 3: Each team will be given two sets of problems.One set will have programming questions and the other set will havedebugging problems.We will provide two computers to each team. One computer will be used fordebugging and other will be used for programming. Each participant will beassigned one computer. For the debugging problems, we will give youcodes with logical and syntactical errors and the teams will be expected tocorrect all errors. In this round, team members will have to swap placesafter regular intervals of time (the duration of which will be specified at thetime of the event). Each participant will be allowed to work on only oneproblem at a time, and the next problem will be provided only aftercompletion of the current problem.
Team size : 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. The environment will be either: an Ubuntu 12.04 or higher version OSwith emacs/ vim/ gedit as text editor and gcc as compiler OR Windows 7with Turbo C.

2. Participants must bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting. Otherwise, the participant may be disqualified.
3. Time slots will be allotted and participants are expected to follow themstrictly.
4. Participants are expected to give their contact details correctly, so as toinform them about the event and event results.
5. Decision of the event heads and the judges shall be considered final andbinding to all
6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are,therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Furqan Khwaja : +91 95031 37197
Mayur Batwal : +91 97625 15699
Email ID : xterminate@mind-spark.org

Codeville

A mini­hackathon for the mega coder in you. Design an app in limited time to meet the needs of the coding universe.



The theme of MindSpark’16 is “A Green Expedition”. CodeVille is designed keeping this theme in mind. Focus will be on software solutions to build a greener world and a better future. To elaborate, this year at CodeVille we will be looking at projects which have taken cues from the various problems created by mankind, that help you pay more attention to the role that your everyday actions play in various ongoing issues and guide you towards the small steps that you can take each day to be eco-friendlier and become more aware of your impact on the Earth.
CodeVille is a two-day coding event where participants will develop a working software model of their proposed solution and exhibit it. Participants are also allowed to implement their own idea to develop a working software model, which means that there is no compulsion to choose a topic from among the ones given by us, but the restriction is that the participant’s idea should relate to the theme “A Green Expedition”. If the synopsis of the idea submitted by the participants is rejected, they can submit the synopsis for one of the problem statements given by organizers.

Round 1: Elimination on the basis of synopsis. The synopsis will need to be mailed to us on our Email ID: codeville@mind-spark.org on or before 17th September 2016 and teams will be short-listed for the next round.

Round 2
: Screening of the working software model. The participants can work on their idea for 8 hours each day for 2 days, during the days of MindSpark’16.

Problem Statements: Problem Statements will be provided soon. Please check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) for the problem statements.

Team size : Maximum 3 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹100/- per team.
1. Students from any year of undergraduate courses from recognized educational institutes/universities can participate in CodeVille.
2. Participants have to bring their valid College ID cards and the registration receipt while reporting at the given time and venue.
3. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details, as team MindSpark will contact them only through provided contacts.
4. All the decisions of judges, organizers on any questions and disputes or results will be final, binding and irreversible.
5. Note that rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
6. Coding can only be performed on the campus during the event. Usage of any previous stored program segments is prohibited. Internet connection will be provided during coding hours.
7. If platform chosen is not open source, it is the duty of the participants to provide the organizers with a copy of the software before the event.
8. Participants are allowed to submit synopsis for more than one problem statement (maximum 3).
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Rasika Bhave : +91 90963 76030
Aditya Barve : +91 98500 5053
Email ID : codeville@mind-spark.org

  • CodeJunkie

    If you are code­blooded and C is your mother tongue, get ready to face the toughest opponents and the most challenging coding contest.



    The objective of the event is to test the knowledge of students in basic C Programming. This event is for beginners and intermediates, and will try to cover general aspects of the C programming language.
    Round 1: This round will consist of multiple choice questions. The time limit will be 30 minutes. Negative marking will be implemented; details for which will be disclosed at the time of event.
    Round 2: The top teams from Round 1 will advance to this round. This round will be conducted in the campus and in different slots. This round will be a rapid coding round where the output file needs to be submitted and will be judged. Teams will be given a set of questions to be solved within a stipulated period of time. How fast the team builds up a working code will be considered. Scoring scheme will be disclosed at the time of event.
    Round 3: The top teams from Round 2 will advance to the finals. This round will be a speed coding round and relatively difficult questions will be set up. This time, the teams will have to make the code both working as well as efficient. All possible inputs and corner cases shall be handled. According to the time taken to submit the code along with the efficiency of the code, the team will be judged.
    Team size : Maximum 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. The environment will be either Ubuntu 12.04 OS with gedit/vim/emacs astext editor and gcc as compiler OR Windows 7 with Turbo C / Dev C++ (asper the team’s choice).
    2. Participants should be First Year or Second Year Undergraduatestudents.
    3. Participants have to bring their College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting.
    4. Time slots will be given and participants are expected to follow it strictly.
    5. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details, so as toinform them about the results.
    6. Further details of the round will be disclosed at the time of event.
    7. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants arerequested to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) regularlyfor updates.
    8. In case of any disputes, the decision of the organizers and the judgeswill be final and binding to all.
    9. Team members may be from different colleges/institutions but oneparticipant may not be a part of multiple teams for the same event.

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    Prachi Patwardhan : +91 90963 38749
    Shashank Gandham : +91 97670 89029
    Email ID : codejunkie1@mind-spark.org

  • CodeJunkie++

    If you are code­blooded and C is your mother tongue, get ready to face the toughest opponents and the most challenging coding contest.



    The objective of the event is to test the knowledge and innovation of students in object-oriented programming. This event is for programmers having some experience in OOP and will try to cover object-oriented aspects of C++, Java and Python programming language. The event has been designed for people who love coding and who are passionate about programming.
    Round 1: It will consist of multiple choice questions with single correct answer. Participating teams could take the test from only one of these 3 categories:
    1) C++
    2) Java
    3) Python Maximum 100 questions can be attempted by a team. The marking scheme will be announced on the spot. This round will be conducted online, but in our campus itself. You will be provided access to the test only if you report at our event venue during the allotted time slot.
    Round 2: This round is a puzzle round. Some tricky problem statements will be given and participants will have to find out the solution within a given period of time. More details will be disclosed on the spot to the qualified teams.
    Round 3 (Final): This round will be a proper coding round and relatively difficult questions will be set up. This time, the teams will have to try to make the code both working as well as efficient. All possible inputs and corner cases shall be handled. Judging criteria will have great emphasis on execution time and memory usage of the programs. More details will be disclosed on the spot.
    Team size : Maximum 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. For rounds 2 and 3, the environment – programming language, IDE, editor, compiler, interpreter, etc. - will be anything you are comfortable with. Please note that:
    i. OS will be GNU/Linux or Windows.
    ii. In round 2, some questions will be specifically related to C++,Java and Python. (You will be given an option to solve questions either of C++ or Java or Python)
    iii. For round 3, judging criteria will stress upon program efficiency in terms of both time and space. Choose your programming language wisely in this round.
    2. This event is open to all undergraduate students.
    3. Participants have to bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt of registration at the time of reporting.
    4. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details. (Email ID and phone number).
    5. Participants are expected to follow the time slots given to them strictly.
    6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly.
    7. Decision taken by the judges and organizers will be binding to all and will be considered final.

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    Saket Komawar : +91 77440 97648
    Pritesh Holani : +91 73509 13338
    Email ID : codejunkie2@mind-spark.org

  • Xterminate


    Exchange and Execute. Trust your partner and his instincts to correct, code and conquer



    The objective of this event is to test your code understanding skills, i.e.how you interpret a given code and work on it. Your code-writing skills willalso be tested; writing codes that are easy to comprehend is an invaluable skill.The language used will be C.
    Round 1: You will be given some logically wrong codes and a problemstatement on each code. You have to change the codes to solve the givenproblems.
    Round 2: Each team will be given two problem statements. Within the timespecified at the event, you will have to find the solution. Points will be givenon the basis of the approach to and the number of programs solved.
    Round 3: Each team will be given two sets of problems.One set will have programming questions and the other set will havedebugging problems.We will provide two computers to each team. One computer will be used fordebugging and other will be used for programming. Each participant will beassigned one computer. For the debugging problems, we will give youcodes with logical and syntactical errors and the teams will be expected tocorrect all errors. In this round, team members will have to swap placesafter regular intervals of time (the duration of which will be specified at thetime of the event). Each participant will be allowed to work on only oneproblem at a time, and the next problem will be provided only aftercompletion of the current problem.
    Team size : 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. The environment will be either: an Ubuntu 12.04 or higher version OSwith emacs/ vim/ gedit as text editor and gcc as compiler OR Windows 7with Turbo C.

    2. Participants must bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting. Otherwise, the participant may be disqualified.
    3. Time slots will be allotted and participants are expected to follow themstrictly.
    4. Participants are expected to give their contact details correctly, so as toinform them about the event and event results.
    5. Decision of the event heads and the judges shall be considered final andbinding to all
    6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are,therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Furqan Khwaja : +91 95031 37197
    Mayur Batwal : +91 97625 15699
    Email ID : xterminate@mind-spark.org
  • Codeville


    A mini­hackathon for the mega coder in you. Design an app in limited time to meet the needs of the coding universe.



    The theme of MindSpark’16 is “A Green Expedition”. CodeVille is designed keeping this theme in mind. Focus will be on software solutions to build a greener world and a better future. To elaborate, this year at CodeVille we will be looking at projects which have taken cues from the various problems created by mankind, that help you pay more attention to the role that your everyday actions play in various ongoing issues and guide you towards the small steps that you can take each day to be eco-friendlier and become more aware of your impact on the Earth.
    CodeVille is a two-day coding event where participants will develop a working software model of their proposed solution and exhibit it. Participants are also allowed to implement their own idea to develop a working software model, which means that there is no compulsion to choose a topic from among the ones given by us, but the restriction is that the participant’s idea should relate to the theme “A Green Expedition”. If the synopsis of the idea submitted by the participants is rejected, they can submit the synopsis for one of the problem statements given by organizers.
    Round 1: Elimination on the basis of synopsis. The synopsis will need to be mailed to us on our Email ID: codeville@mind-spark.org on or before 17th September 2016 and teams will be short-listed for the next round.
    Round 2: Screening of the working software model. The participants can work on their idea for 8 hours each day for 2 days, during the days of MindSpark’16.
    Problem Statements: Problem Statements will be provided soon. Please check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) for the problem statements.
    Team size : Maximum 3 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹100/- per team.
    1. Students from any year of undergraduate courses from recognized educational institutes/universities can participate in CodeVille.
    2. Participants have to bring their valid College ID cards and the registration receipt while reporting at the given time and venue.
    3. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details, as team MindSpark will contact them only through provided contacts.
    4. All the decisions of judges, organizers on any questions and disputes or results will be final, binding and irreversible.
    5. Note that rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
    6. Coding can only be performed on the campus during the event. Usage of any previous stored program segments is prohibited. Internet connection will be provided during coding hours.
    7. If platform chosen is not open source, it is the duty of the participants to provide the organizers with a copy of the software before the event.
    8. Participants are allowed to submit synopsis for more than one problem statement (maximum 3).

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    Rasika Bhave : +91 90963 76030
    Aditya Barve : +91 98500 5053
    Email ID : codeville@mind-spark.org

Voltus

Circuit Fixer I

Do you have the highest potential and the brightest spark? Eliminate the smallest glitch in the least time to rectify, amplify, simplify and glorify your circuit.



Test your skills in the field of basic electrical and electronic circuits. Apply your theoretical knowledge and practical skills to conquer this event.
Round 1: It will be a quiz round consisting of multiple choice questions.
Round 2:This phase will check the problem solving approach of individual team. Teams may be asked to solve simple KCL and KVL (problems based on fundamental theorems of electrical) numericals. The time limits will be mentioned on the day of event.
Round 3:Problem statements will be given and individual team has to implement the circuit accordingly. Details about it will be given on the spot.
Team size : Maximum 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1.Participants should be First Year or Second Year Undergraduatestudents.
2. Participants have to bring their College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting.
3. The hardware necessary for the final round will be provided by the organizers.
4. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details, so as toinform them about the results.
5. In case any assistance is needed during the event, the teams should approach only the event coordinators/organizers.
6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants arerequested to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) regularlyfor updates.
7. In case of any disputes, the decision of the organizers and the judgeswill be final and binding to all.
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Rutuja Bajaga:+91 89569 79898
Adesh Jagtap:+91 90498 04129
Email ID :circuitfixer1@mind-spark.org

Circuit Fixer II

Do you have the highest potential and the brightest spark? Eliminate the smallest glitch in the least time to rectify, amplify, simplify and glorify your circuit.



Check your theoretical knowledge and practical skills in various fields of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. So pick your ICs and fix them to design a circuit that is more efficient than anybody else’s.
Round 1: It will be a quiz round consisting of multiple choice questions.
Round 2: Qualified teams will be participating in an interactive session and a small quiz.
Round 3: Qualified teams from Round 2 have to design and implement the circuit according to the problem statement. This round would be judged by experts.
Team size : Maximum 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. The event is open to all undergraduate students.
2. All the participants should have valid ID card of their respective institute with them along with the registration receipt.
3. The hardware necessary for event finals will be provided by the organizers.
4. The decision of judges will be final and binding to all.
5. In case any assistance is needed during the event, the teams should approach only the organizers.
6. Participants are expected to be on time.
7. Pin diagrams for Round 3 will be provided.
8. Marking Scheme will be declared on the spot.
9. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) for updates.
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Tanmay Gajare : +91 77670 78659
Jeet Panchal : +91 90290 11813
Email ID : circuitfixer2@mind-spark.org

Encrypto

A digital paradise for the cryptographer in you. Keep your treasure secure by thinking out of the vault and take home the bounty.



This event is all about digital system and circuit designing. The technical aim will be to come up with simple ideas based on Digital Systems Design to protect a given place/object from any form of unauthorized access. Participants are supposed to design a fool-proof electronic system based on the problem statement given (Innovative Systems that can be used by the common man e.g. Housing Security System, Corporate Security or various detector and control circuits such as fire and smoke detector and extinguisher). Consider every parameter and aspect of break-in points and reverse engineer your efforts to detect and eliminate flaws.
Round 1: This will be an MCQ round testing the participants’ basic knowledge of Electronics and System design.
Round 2: This round will test the logical reasoning ability of the students in the field of Electronics and System designand give optimal solutions to cryptographic problems.Students will have to answer questions in descriptive manner and if required draw circuits explaining their answer.
Round 3:Shortlisted students will have to go through a viva taken by one of the college faculty.
Team size : 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. On the spot registrations are also allowed.
2. Participants must bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting. Otherwise, the participant may be disqualified.
3. Any form of cheating/use of unfair means will NOT be tolerated and the concerned teams will be disqualified immediately.
4. The decision of Judges and Event Heads will be final and binding to all.
5. Non-programmable calculators are allowed.
6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are,therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
7. Team members may be from same or different colleges/institutes. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
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Ajaj Shaikh :+91 87931 11424
Palash Jaipurkar :+91 89567 96249
Email ID : encrypto@mind-spark.org

Microapps

Control and conquer the electronic world with 8051 as your only ally and deem yourself supreme.



The theme of this event is “Smart City”, a program launched by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and further adding to it and making “Smart & Green City”. The objective of this event is to test the knowledge of the students about microcontrollers, to think innovatively for realizing “Smart & Green City” and to explain and design an optimized product using Texas Instruments’ MSP430G2553 as the microcontroller and implementation of that design practically considering real life constraints.
Round 1: Written Test consisting of subjective as well as objective questions based on the basic theory of 8051, ADC, Timer IC etc.Other details like marking scheme, time will be disclosed at the time of event.
Round 2: The top teams from Round 1 will advance to this round. Before this round starts, a brief description of MSP430G2553 microcontroller will be given.In this round the ‘C’ coding skills of the teams will be tested along with the IDE i.e. CCS which will be introduced before.Teams will have access to internet facilities. More details of the problem statement and pattern of the evaluation will be disclosed at the time event.
Round 3: Finalists selected from Round 2 will be offered a problem statement related to “Smart City” initiative.Finalists are required to analyze this statement and come up with an innovative and optimized design solution within the stipulated time.The design should include both hardware and software components. Once the teams have designed their products, the Implementation Round will commence.All the material required for implementation will be provided by us.After the implementation, teams will be interviewed and asked for how their design is green or how can it further be made green.Evaluation procedure will be disclosed at the beginning of the round.
Team size : 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. The event is open to all undergraduate students.
2. Participants must bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting. Otherwise, the participant may be disqualified.
3. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details, so as to inform them about the event updates.
4. The decision of Judges and Event Heads will be final and binding to all.
5. Only “C” language can be used. The IDE to be used is “CCS” which will be taught prior to the round in which it is required.
6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are,therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Bhavesh Rathod : +91 84110 21777
Soniya Malwadkar : +91 77091 11586
Email ID : microapps@mind-spark.org

  • Circuit Fixer I

    Do you have the highest potential and the brightest spark? Eliminate the smallest glitch in the least time to rectify, amplify, simplify and glorify your circuit.



    Test your skills in the field of basic electrical and electronic circuits. Apply your theoretical knowledge and practical skills to conquer this event.
    Round 1: It will be a quiz round consisting of multiple choice questions.
    Round 2:This phase will check the problem solving approach of individual team. Teams may be asked to solve simple KCL and KVL (problems based on fundamental theorems of electrical) numericals. The time limits will be mentioned on the day of event.
    Round 3:Problem statements will be given and individual team has to implement the circuit accordingly. Details about it will be given on the spot.
    Team size : Maximum 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1.Participants should be First Year or Second Year Undergraduatestudents.
    2. Participants have to bring their College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting.
    3. The hardware necessary for the final round will be provided by the organizers.
    4. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details, so as toinform them about the results.
    5. In case any assistance is needed during the event, the teams should approach only the event coordinators/organizers.
    6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants arerequested to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) regularlyfor updates.
    7. In case of any disputes, the decision of the organizers and the judgeswill be final and binding to all.

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    Rutuja Bajaga:+91 89569 79898
    Adesh Jagtap:+91 90498 04129
    Email ID :circuitfixer1@mind-spark.org

  • Circuit Fixer II

    Do you have the highest potential and the brightest spark? Eliminate the smallest glitch in the least time to rectify, amplify, simplify and glorify your circuit.



    Check your theoretical knowledge and practical skills in various fields of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. So pick your ICs and fix them to design a circuit that is more efficient than anybody else’s.
    Round 1: It will be a quiz round consisting of multiple choice questions.
    Round 2: Qualified teams will be participating in an interactive session and a small quiz.
    Round 3: Qualified teams from Round 2 have to design and implement the circuit according to the problem statement. This round would be judged by experts.
    Team size : Maximum 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. The event is open to all undergraduate students.
    2. All the participants should have valid ID card of their respective institute with them along with the registration receipt.
    3. The hardware necessary for event finals will be provided by the organizers.
    4. The decision of judges will be final and binding to all.
    5. In case any assistance is needed during the event, the teams should approach only the organizers.
    6. Participants are expected to be on time.
    7. Pin diagrams for Round 3 will be provided.
    8. Marking Scheme will be declared on the spot.
    9. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) for updates.

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    Tanmay Gajare : +91 77670 78659
    Jeet Panchal : +91 90290 11813
    Email ID : circuitfixer2@mind-spark.org

  • Encrypto

    A digital paradise for the cryptographer in you. Keep your treasure secure by thinking out of the vault and take home the bounty.



    This event is all about digital system and circuit designing. The technical aim will be to come up with simple ideas based on Digital Systems Design to protect a given place/object from any form of unauthorized access. Participants are supposed to design a fool-proof electronic system based on the problem statement given (Innovative Systems that can be used by the common man e.g. Housing Security System, Corporate Security or various detector and control circuits such as fire and smoke detector and extinguisher). Consider every parameter and aspect of break-in points and reverse engineer your efforts to detect and eliminate flaws.
    Round 1: This will be an MCQ round testing the participants’ basic knowledge of Electronics and System design.
    Round 2: This round will test the logical reasoning ability of the students in the field of Electronics and System designand give optimal solutions to cryptographic problems.Students will have to answer questions in descriptive manner and if required draw circuits explaining their answer.
    Round 3:Shortlisted students will have to go through a viva taken by one of the college faculty.
    Team size : 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. On the spot registrations are also allowed.
    2. Participants must bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting. Otherwise, the participant may be disqualified.
    3. Any form of cheating/use of unfair means will NOT be tolerated and the concerned teams will be disqualified immediately.
    4. The decision of Judges and Event Heads will be final and binding to all.
    5. Non-programmable calculators are allowed.
    6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are,therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
    7. Team members may be from same or different colleges/institutes. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.

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    Ajaj Shaikh :+91 87931 11424
    Palash Jaipurkar :+91 89567 96249
    Email ID : encrypto@mind-spark.org

  • Microapps

    Control and conquer the electronic world with 8051 as your only ally and deem yourself supreme.



    The theme of this event is “Smart City”, a program launched by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and further adding to it and making “Smart & Green City”. The objective of this event is to test the knowledge of the students about microcontrollers, to think innovatively for realizing “Smart & Green City” and to explain and design an optimized product using Texas Instruments’ MSP430G2553 as the microcontroller and implementation of that design practically considering real life constraints.
    Round 1: Written Test consisting of subjective as well as objective questions based on the basic theory of 8051, ADC, Timer IC etc.Other details like marking scheme, time will be disclosed at the time of event.
    Round 2: The top teams from Round 1 will advance to this round. Before this round starts, a brief description of MSP430G2553 microcontroller will be given.In this round the ‘C’ coding skills of the teams will be tested along with the IDE i.e. CCS which will be introduced before.Teams will have access to internet facilities. More details of the problem statement and pattern of the evaluation will be disclosed at the time event.
    Round 3: Finalists selected from Round 2 will be offered a problem statement related to “Smart City” initiative.Finalists are required to analyze this statement and come up with an innovative and optimized design solution within the stipulated time.The design should include both hardware and software components. Once the teams have designed their products, the Implementation Round will commence.All the material required for implementation will be provided by us.After the implementation, teams will be interviewed and asked for how their design is green or how can it further be made green.Evaluation procedure will be disclosed at the beginning of the round.
    Team size : 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. The event is open to all undergraduate students.
    2. Participants must bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting. Otherwise, the participant may be disqualified.
    3. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details, so as to inform them about the event updates.
    4. The decision of Judges and Event Heads will be final and binding to all.
    5. Only “C” language can be used. The IDE to be used is “CCS” which will be taught prior to the round in which it is required.
    6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are,therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Bhavesh Rathod : +91 84110 21777
    Soniya Malwadkar : +91 77091 11586
    Email ID : microapps@mind-spark.org

Dynamus

Assemblix

Your only aide is a blueprint and your ultimate goal perfection. Put the pieces together and complete the engineer's jigsaw puzzle.



Assemblix will test your ability to understand assembly drawing and production drawing. It will also test the team’s knowledge regarding machine parts. Teams will be required to assemble components together to make a machine part with or without its drawing.
Round 1:Multiple Choice Questions with only one answer. MCQs will be based on the basics of Machine Drawing and your knowledge about machines.
Round 2:Assembly of simple workshop device.
Round 3:Assembly of a given machine's sub-assembly.
Details:Round 1 will test your ability to understand assembly, production drawing and workshop knowledge. Teams qualifying from round 1 will be shortlisted for Round 2. In this round, qualified teams will be provided with the assembly drawing. The teams then have to complete the assembly within the specified time. If the task is not completed within the stipulated time, the team is knocked out of this event. Top 10 teams will be allowed to attempt the Round 3. In this final round, no drawing will be provided. This task also has to be completed in a pre-specified time. Teams have to use their knowledge and thinking abilities to join the given parts and complete the assembly.
Team size : 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 100/- per team.
1. Only UG students and diploma students are allowed to participate, no workers/ employees will be allowed to participate.
2. Participants must bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting. Otherwise, the participant may be disqualified.
3. Two students from different colleges can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
4. The decision of Judges and Event Heads will be final and binding to all.
5. There is no restriction of branch. Student from any branch can participate.
6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are,therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
7. All the required tools will be provided at the event venue by the organizers.
8. Participants will not be allowed to use mobile phones or any other electronic gadget during the event except calculator.
9. Participants need to be present at the event venue at least 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
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Prashant Gadekar : +91 90281 80348
Shubham Tetwar : +91 80070 05822
Email ID : assemblix@mind-spark.org

Mechtrix

Put your creative mind to use, optimize the materials and race against time to design the best engineering model out of scrap.



This event tests your ability to make use of every resource available in an optimized manner under time constraint. It gives you a chance to explore yourself and bring out a creative and innovative spark to create something from junk i.e. ‘Jugaad from Kabaad’. Brainstorming, innovation and fun with junk, MECHTRIX has it all. So put on your hat of creativity, get ready to dirty your hands and let the ‘Junkyard War’ begin.
Round 1:MCQ round (no elimination).
Round 2 and Round 3:Complete the given task using the materials provided by the organizers.
Details:There will be elimination after the second round based on the combined points of 1st and 2nd rounds and the shortlisted teams will compete in the final round for the title of the MECHTRIX CHAMPIONS.
Team size : Maximum 4 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 150/- per team.
1. No external equipment other than that provided by the organizers can be used.
2. Participants must bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting. Otherwise, the participant may be disqualified.
3. Two students from different colleges can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
4. The decision of Judges and Event Heads will be final and binding to all.
5. Using equipment of other participants is also strictly prohibited (i.e. using some extra material).
6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are,therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
7. The teams must adhere to the spirit of healthy competition.
8. Any team that is not ready at the specified time will be disqualified from the competition automatically.
9. Participants need to be present at the event venue at least 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
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Aaresh Mehata : +91 70668 91131
Neha Babar : +91 94044 05511
Email ID : mechtrix@mind-spark.org

Turnament

The Lathe War is on. Put your faith in the lathe and carve out the perfect job.



Turnament is a competition on the lathe machine which allows students to apply their knowledge and skills about manufacturing processes. It requires the skills of time management and accuracy in the work. In brief, this competition opens up the practical world of manufacturing for students.
Round 1:Make a job using simple machining operations.
Round 2:Make a job by performing high precision operations on the given work-piece.
Team size : One person per team (Individual Event).
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1.Boiler suit is a must for this event. If you don’t have one, provision can be made by COEP. The participant must carry a valid College ID and his/her registration receipt of the event.
2. The total duration of the event per batch is 1 hour.
3. There are 2 rounds for the competition.
4. Participant must report 15 minutes before his/her allotted batch time.
5. A drawing of the job will be provided at the time of event.
6. Tools required for the event will be given only once to the candidates. Therefore, participants are requested to use them carefully.If damage is done to the tools, the participant will be held responsible. If the damage is serious then this may result in disqualification.
7. Decision of the judges and the event heads will be final and binding to all.
8.Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are, therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Dhanashri Salokhe : +91 77989 70895
Tushar Vende : +91 94216 11320
Email ID : turnament@mind-spark.org

Intelligent Design 2D

Design is supreme and medium inconsequential. But if your idea is the best, the opponents are only incidental.



The key to the perfection of a product lies in its perception. A flawless drawing is an engineer's most important tool of perception. Sharpen your drafting skills and gear up to face the challenge!
Round 1:Multiple Choice Questions.
Round 2: Drawing the orthographic/ isometric view of the given views (on software).
Team size : Maximum 2 Participants per team
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. Any student with a valid college ID card and registration receipt can participate in the event.
2. Students from any branch and any college can form a team. However, no person can be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
3. Decision taken by judges and organizers will be final and binding to all.
4. Participants will not be allowed to use mobiles, tabs or any other electronic devices.
5. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the website (www.mind-spark.org) for updates.
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Lovely Chavan : +91 83789 45708
Email ID : id2d@mind-spark.org

Intelligent Design 3D

Design is supreme and medium inconsequential. But if your idea is the best, the opponents are only incidental.



This event tests your skills in 3D designing and modeling. Show your ingenuity at designing to become ‘Champion of Intelligent Designing’.
Round 1: Multiple Choice Questions
Rounds 2&3: 3D designing using software
In case of tie in the second round, the marks of first round will be considered as the criteria for the selection to the third round.
In case of tie in the third round, marks of the first and second rounds will be considered as the criteria for deciding the winners.
Innovation, sophistication in design and ease of assembly and disassembly will be considered as the criteria for evaluation.
Last Year’s Problem Statements:
Round 1: Basic MCQs based on knowledge of 3D software.
Round 2: 3D modelling and assembly of each component of a Condensate Recovery System. (Sufficient Orthographic views of each of the component will be provided)
Round 3: Design, modelling and assembly of each and every component of a leak proof lunch box.
Team Size : Maximum 2 members per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. The decision of the judges and event heads shall be considered final and binding to all. Any participants found misbehaving will be immediately disqualified.
2. Only UG students are allowed to participate. Workers/employees will not be allowed.
3. The participant can select any of the modelling software but he/she should specify the same while registering for the event. It is the participant's’ responsibility to select the software carefully. No complaints will be entertained regarding this issue later.
4. Participants should be present 30 minutes prior to the commencement of event.
5. Participants must bring a valid college ID and the registration receipt with them on the day of the event.
6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the official website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Mrunal Bhalerao : +91 94225 15002
Email ID : id3d@mind-spark.org

  • Assemblix

    Your only aide is a blueprint and your ultimate goal perfection. Put the pieces together and complete the engineer's jigsaw puzzle.



    Assemblix will test your ability to understand assembly drawing and production drawing. It will also test the team’s knowledge regarding machine parts. Teams will be required to assemble components together to make a machine part with or without its drawing.
    Round 1:Multiple Choice Questions with only one answer. MCQs will be based on the basics of Machine Drawing and your knowledge about machines.
    Round 2:Assembly of simple workshop device.
    Round 3:Assembly of a given machine's sub-assembly.
    Details:Round 1 will test your ability to understand assembly, production drawing and workshop knowledge. Teams qualifying from round 1 will be shortlisted for Round 2. In this round, qualified teams will be provided with the assembly drawing. The teams then have to complete the assembly within the specified time. If the task is not completed within the stipulated time, the team is knocked out of this event. Top 10 teams will be allowed to attempt the Round 3. In this final round, no drawing will be provided. This task also has to be completed in a pre-specified time. Teams have to use their knowledge and thinking abilities to join the given parts and complete the assembly.
    Team size : 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 100/- per team.
    1. Only UG students and diploma students are allowed to participate, no workers/ employees will be allowed to participate.
    2. Participants must bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting. Otherwise, the participant may be disqualified.
    3. Two students from different colleges can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    4. The decision of Judges and Event Heads will be final and binding to all.
    5. There is no restriction of branch. Student from any branch can participate.
    6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are,therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
    7. All the required tools will be provided at the event venue by the organizers.
    8. Participants will not be allowed to use mobile phones or any other electronic gadget during the event except calculator.
    9. Participants need to be present at the event venue at least 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.

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    Prashant Gadekar : +91 90281 80348
    Shubham Tetwar : +91 80070 05822
    Email ID : assemblix@mind-spark.org

  • Mechtrix

    Put your creative mind to use, optimize the materials and race against time to design the best engineering model out of scrap.



    This event tests your ability to make use of every resource available in an optimized manner under time constraint. It gives you a chance to explore yourself and bring out a creative and innovative spark to create something from junk i.e. ‘Jugaad from Kabaad’. Brainstorming, innovation and fun with junk, MECHTRIX has it all. So put on your hat of creativity, get ready to dirty your hands and let the ‘Junkyard War’ begin.
    Round 1:MCQ round (no elimination).
    Round 2 and Round 3:Complete the given task using the materials provided by the organizers.
    Details:There will be elimination after the second round based on the combined points of 1st and 2nd rounds and the shortlisted teams will compete in the final round for the title of the MECHTRIX CHAMPIONS.
    Team size : Maximum 4 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 150/- per team.
    1. No external equipment other than that provided by the organizers can be used.
    2. Participants must bring their valid College ID cards and the receipt ofregistration during reporting. Otherwise, the participant may be disqualified.
    3. Two students from different colleges can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    4. The decision of Judges and Event Heads will be final and binding to all.
    5. Using equipment of other participants is also strictly prohibited (i.e. using some extra material).
    6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are,therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
    7. The teams must adhere to the spirit of healthy competition.
    8. Any team that is not ready at the specified time will be disqualified from the competition automatically.
    9. Participants need to be present at the event venue at least 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.

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    Aaresh Mehata : +91 70668 91131
    Neha Babar : +91 94044 05511
    Email ID : mechtrix@mind-spark.org
  • Turnament

    The Lathe War is on. Put your faith in the lathe and carve out the perfect job.



    Turnament is a competition on the lathe machine which allows students to apply their knowledge and skills about manufacturing processes. It requires the skills of time management and accuracy in the work. In brief, this competition opens up the practical world of manufacturing for students.
    Round 1:Make a job using simple machining operations.
    Round 2:Make a job by performing high precision operations on the given work-piece.
    Team size : One person per team (Individual Event).
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1.Boiler suit is a must for this event. If you don’t have one, provision can be made by COEP. The participant must carry a valid College ID and his/her registration receipt of the event.
    2. The total duration of the event per batch is 1 hour.
    3. There are 2 rounds for the competition.
    4. Participant must report 15 minutes before his/her allotted batch time.
    5. A drawing of the job will be provided at the time of event.
    6. Tools required for the event will be given only once to the candidates. Therefore, participants are requested to use them carefully.If damage is done to the tools, the participant will be held responsible. If the damage is serious then this may result in disqualification.
    7. Decision of the judges and the event heads will be final and binding to all.
    8.Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are, therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Dhanashri Salokhe : +91 77989 70895
    Tushar Vende : +91 94216 11320
    Email ID : turnament@mind-spark.org

  • Intelligent Design 2D

    Design is supreme and medium inconsequential. But if your idea is the best, the opponents are only incidental.



    The key to the perfection of a product lies in its perception. A flawless drawing is an engineer's most important tool of perception. Sharpen your drafting skills and gear up to face the challenge!
    Round 1:Multiple Choice Questions.
    Round 2: Drawing the orthographic/ isometric view of the given views (on software).
    Team size : Maximum 2 Participants per team
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. Any student with a valid college ID card and registration receipt can participate in the event.
    2. Students from any branch and any college can form a team. However, no person can be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    3. Decision taken by judges and organizers will be final and binding to all.
    4. Participants will not be allowed to use mobiles, tabs or any other electronic devices.
    5. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the website (www.mind-spark.org) for updates.

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    Lovely Chavan : +91 83789 45708
    Email ID : id2d@mind-spark.org

  • Intelligent Design 3D

    Design is supreme and medium inconsequential. But if your idea is the best, the opponents are only incidental.



    This event tests your skills in 3D designing and modeling. Show your ingenuity at designing to become ‘Champion of Intelligent Designing’.
    Round 1: Multiple Choice Questions
    Rounds 2&3: 3D designing using software
    In case of tie in the second round, the marks of first round will be considered as the criteria for the selection to the third round.
    In case of tie in the third round, marks of the first and second rounds will be considered as the criteria for deciding the winners.
    Innovation, sophistication in design and ease of assembly and disassembly will be considered as the criteria for evaluation.
    Last Year’s Problem Statements:
    Round 1: Basic MCQs based on knowledge of 3D software.
    Round 2: 3D modelling and assembly of each component of a Condensate Recovery System. (Sufficient Orthographic views of each of the component will be provided)
    Round 3: Design, modelling and assembly of each and every component of a leak proof lunch box.
    Team Size : Maximum 2 members per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. The decision of the judges and event heads shall be considered final and binding to all. Any participants found misbehaving will be immediately disqualified.
    2. Only UG students are allowed to participate. Workers/employees will not be allowed.
    3. The participant can select any of the modelling software but he/she should specify the same while registering for the event. It is the participant's’ responsibility to select the software carefully. No complaints will be entertained regarding this issue later.
    4. Participants should be present 30 minutes prior to the commencement of event.
    5. Participants must bring a valid college ID and the registration receipt with them on the day of the event.
    6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the official website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Mrunal Bhalerao : +91 94225 15002
    Email ID : id3d@mind-spark.org

Collatio

On The Etch

Become a ‘corrode­pati’ by analyzing the micro­structure.



On the Etch is an event which provides a platform for the students who are passionate about metallurgy and materials science to present their metallographic skills. Not only metallographic skills but also the practical thinking and logical reasoning ability of the participants will be tested in the competition.The main objectives are as follows:
1. To test the metallographic skills of students for sample preparation.
2. To test the logical reasoning ability of students by observation of microstructures of metals and alloys.
3. To make students explore more about the metallic parts used in day to day life and in industry at large scale and to explore their microstructural features by thinking broader at “Micro” level.
Round 1:It is a metallographic quiz which comprises of 40% weightage of total evaluation.
Round 2:This round consists of making and presentation of microstructure of the sample followed by small question answer session with judges. This round comprises of 60% weightage of total evaluation.
Team size : 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. Display of Microphotograph (captured on Optical microscope/SEM/TEM) during presentation is mandatory. Participants failing to produce the microphotograph may be disqualified.
2. Fake micrographs will lead to the disqualification of the team.
3. The sample must strictly be prepared by the participants.
4. The sample selected for microstructural observation should be mounted by either hot or cold mounting method. Both, cross section (Radial in case of a cylindrical specimen) and longitudinal section of the same sample must be mounted together.Only longitudinal section of the sample will be accepted if the sample has very thin diameter i.e. less than 5 mm.
5. The microphotograph captured on either Optical Microscope OR Scanning Electron Microscope(SEM) OR Transmission Electron microscope(TEM) is expected to be presented with following mandatory specifications:
i) The magnification or scale must be burnt into the micrograph.
ii) The size of the printed microphotograph must be 200mm*250 mm or A4 size.
iii) The composition of the sample is to be presented along with the micrograph. If participants are unable to know the composition of their specimen sampled from an unknown component, they can refer the available research papers and literature regarding the component. If still they are unable to solve the problem, they are free to contact the event heads.
iv) The typical features (advantages, disadvantages etc.) of the concerned microstructure.
v) Typical applications of the components having the concerned microstructure in industry.
vi) A 1 or 2 page hand-out comprising of summary of the specimen preparation to introduce it to judges in least possible words.
vii) The mount comprising of the sample whose micrograph is captured.
6. Participants are expected to prepare a sample of any failed industrial component or any other metallic spare part which is readily available and free of cost. The metal objects which are generally used by us in day to day life will also be accepted. Ferrous alloys will be preferred for sampling. This change has specifically been made in the competition to develop practical approach towards sampling of specimens.
7.To give more clarification regarding the points ‘5.iii’ and ‘5.iv’, a small session will be conducted few days prior to the event which will help participants to apply the theoretical concepts about different microstructures in revealing the microstructures of the components used in practice. Date, timings and more details about the session will be informed afterwards to the registered participants.
8. Micrographs are not allowed to be captured on the day of the event.
9. Presentation of photographs on laptops is not allowed. Only printed micrographs are allowed to present before the Judges.
10. Participants should carry their college ID cards as a proof for identity on the day of the event along with the receipt of registration.
11. Decision made by the judges and organizers will be final and binding for all the participant teams in case of any tie.
12. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are expected to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) for the updates. In case of any small query or doubt, feel free to ask the event heads.

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Naimish Shah : +91 86239 34363
Parikshit Tamhan : +91 98606 88682
Email ID : etch@mind-spark.org

Dexter's Lab

Simple Chemistry, tricky questions. Get the perfect, not just right answers to win this chemistry based challenge.



The objective of the event ‘Dexter’s Lab’ is to provide a platform for the students who are passionate about chemistry and its practical applications.
The event will test the basic knowledge of chemistry along with practical skills of participants. It may involve general questions about recent events involving chemistry and its use in world of the technology and Human Welfare. Practical skills and knowledge of Acids and Bases is your saviour in this competitive lab-event.
Round 1:It will consist of objective-type questions related to basic chemistry and its application.
Round 2:This round will test your practical skills. In the practical round, participants will be expected to perform certain simple experiments in given time limit.Experiments will be explained before the concerned rounds. Accuracy and precision in results will be given priority.
Round 3:This will be a viva round, where your knowledge will be tested by the experts in the field.
Team size : 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 100/- per team.
1. Participants from same or different institutions may be a part of the same team. However, no participant must be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
2.Participants must carry a valid college ID and the receipt of registration. Without the mentioned documents, teams will not be allowed to participate in the event.
3. Decision made by the judges and event heads will be final and binding for all the participant teams.
4. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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Ayushi Bhale : +91 97666 73303
Rohit Wasankar : +91 97674 19857
Email ID : dexterslab@mind-spark.org

  • On The Etch

    Become a ‘corrode­pati’ by analyzing the micro­structure.



    On the Etch is an event which provides a platform for the students who are passionate about metallurgy and materials science to present their metallographic skills. Not only metallographic skills but also the practical thinking and logical reasoning ability of the participants will be tested in the competition.The main objectives are as follows:
    1. To test the metallographic skills of students for sample preparation.
    2. To test the logical reasoning ability of students by observation of microstructures of metals and alloys.
    3. To make students explore more about the metallic parts used in day to day life and in industry at large scale and to explore their microstructural features by thinking broader at “Micro” level.
    Round 1:It is a metallographic quiz which comprises of 40% weightage of total evaluation.
    Round 2:This round consists of making and presentation of microstructure of the sample followed by small question answer session with judges. This round comprises of 60% weightage of total evaluation.
    Team size : 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. Display of Microphotograph (captured on Optical microscope/SEM/TEM) during presentation is mandatory. Participants failing to produce the microphotograph may be disqualified.
    2. Fake micrographs will lead to the disqualification of the team.
    3. The sample must strictly be prepared by the participants.
    4. The sample selected for microstructural observation should be mounted by either hot or cold mounting method. Both, cross section (Radial in case of a cylindrical specimen) and longitudinal section of the same sample must be mounted together.Only longitudinal section of the sample will be accepted if the sample has very thin diameter i.e. less than 5 mm.
    5. The microphotograph captured on either Optical Microscope OR Scanning Electron Microscope(SEM) OR Transmission Electron microscope(TEM) is expected to be presented with following mandatory specifications:
    i) The magnification or scale must be burnt into the micrograph.
    ii) The size of the printed microphotograph must be 200mm*250 mm or A4 size.
    iii) The composition of the sample is to be presented along with the micrograph. If participants are unable to know the composition of their specimen sampled from an unknown component, they can refer the available research papers and literature regarding the component. If still they are unable to solve the problem, they are free to contact the event heads.
    iv) The typical features (advantages, disadvantages etc.) of the concerned microstructure.
    v) Typical applications of the components having the concerned microstructure in industry.
    vi) A 1 or 2 page hand-out comprising of summary of the specimen preparation to introduce it to judges in least possible words.
    vii) The mount comprising of the sample whose micrograph is captured.
    6. Participants are expected to prepare a sample of any failed industrial component or any other metallic spare part which is readily available and free of cost. The metal objects which are generally used by us in day to day life will also be accepted. Ferrous alloys will be preferred for sampling. This change has specifically been made in the competition to develop practical approach towards sampling of specimens.
    7.To give more clarification regarding the points ‘5.iii’ and ‘5.iv’, a small session will be conducted few days prior to the event which will help participants to apply the theoretical concepts about different microstructures in revealing the microstructures of the components used in practice. Date, timings and more details about the session will be informed afterwards to the registered participants.
    8. Micrographs are not allowed to be captured on the day of the event.
    9. Presentation of photographs on laptops is not allowed. Only printed micrographs are allowed to present before the Judges.
    10. Participants should carry their college ID cards as a proof for identity on the day of the event along with the receipt of registration.
    11. Decision made by the judges and organizers will be final and binding for all the participant teams in case of any tie.
    12. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are expected to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) for the updates. In case of any small query or doubt, feel free to ask the event heads.


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    Naimish Shah : +91 86239 34363
    Parikshit Tamhan : +91 98606 88682
    Email ID : etch@mind-spark.org

  • Dexter's Lab

    Simple Chemistry, tricky questions. Get the perfect, not just right answers to win this chemistry based challenge.



    The objective of the event ‘Dexter’s Lab’ is to provide a platform for the students who are passionate about chemistry and its practical applications.
    The event will test the basic knowledge of chemistry along with practical skills of participants. It may involve general questions about recent events involving chemistry and its use in world of the technology and Human Welfare. Practical skills and knowledge of Acids and Bases is your saviour in this competitive lab-event.
    Round 1:It will consist of objective-type questions related to basic chemistry and its application.
    Round 2:This round will test your practical skills. In the practical round, participants will be expected to perform certain simple experiments in given time limit.Experiments will be explained before the concerned rounds. Accuracy and precision in results will be given priority.
    Round 3:This will be a viva round, where your knowledge will be tested by the experts in the field.
    Team size : 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 100/- per team.
    1. Participants from same or different institutions may be a part of the same team. However, no participant must be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    2.Participants must carry a valid college ID and the receipt of registration. Without the mentioned documents, teams will not be allowed to participate in the event.
    3. Decision made by the judges and event heads will be final and binding for all the participant teams.
    4. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Ayushi Bhale : +91 97666 73303
    Rohit Wasankar : +91 97674 19857
    Email ID : dexterslab@mind-spark.org

Structura

Metropolis

A sustainable city makes an ideal settlement. Optimize the resources and design your way to a smarter city.



Pune, a rapidly growing city offers opportunities to become a smart city.It also faces challenges in sustainable urban growth. It is a challenge tomanage increasing population pressure on existing urban areas. This could beachieved by incorporating green technology along with indigenous ideas through our theme ‘A Green Expedition’.City planning deals with the concept of “smart”, the ability of a city to develop at the highest level, the potential of the citizens and of its resources towards a collective well being i.e. quality of life. Districts are where people live and make decisions about key city systems, such as transport and energy consumption. The main challenge in this priority area is to reduce Environmental impact, Community planning (slums), Infrastructure (physical and social) and Transportation. This will require managing and integrating all the smart services and comprise a city’secosystem in areas such as the environment, energy, urban mobility, leisureand administration. Metropolis is the platform for young generation to give athought to future development and plan for a given problem in an innovativemanner considering the above factors.
Round 1: Sheets and report submission.
Specifications for Report Writing:
Minimum No. of pages: 20
Report must be printed on white A4 size 8.5 X 11 inch paper.
Font size: 12.
Style: Century
Spacing: Single.
Sheets: Minimum 3 and maximum 10
(Only top ten finalists will be selected for second round)
Round 2: Model making.
Material provided: Cutter, sandpaper, High Density thermocol (10mm), Normal thermocol (10mm) Fevicol, Pins, toothpick, Sponge sand (green, red, brown, yellow), Form/ Cardboard, 30 cm scale, Tinted sheets (green and brown)
Round 3: Visual presentation through sheets, Model, 3D view and Drawings.
Team size : Max 4 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 100/- per team.
1. Sheets and report must be submitted on 23rd September 2016 till 1 pm.
2. Teams must construct the model within given time limit only. No extra time will be given.
3. All teams and their respective members should reach the event place in time. Tardiness may be considered as grounds for disqualification.
4. All teams must maintain decorum at all times. Organizers may disqualify any team that behaves inappropriately
5. Students must bring their valid college ID cards and registration receipts while coming to event.
6. Team members may be from different colleges. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
7. Basic material will be provided by MindSpark’16 for model making and a tentative list of materials is provided above.
8. On the spot entries will be accepted for first round only.
9. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Jayant Rasal : +91 75881 17399
Tushi Agarwal : +91 82378 72752
Email ID : metropolis@mind-spark.org

Conquest

Mix your concrete well and build your cylinder robust. This conquest will be won by the last standing cylinder.



Concrete is an inevitable part of any type of construction. Here comes your ‘Conquest’ to design concrete cylinders which are able to sustain maximum tensile load, which is one of the major load acting in any structure. But the real challenge is to achieve maximum tensile strength. Tensile strength of concrete is very important in structures subjected to tensile stresses i.e. water storage tanks, pipes, and cantilever members in structure etc. In our event, maximum split tensile strength and the maximum score in short quiz about mix design and green materials will be considered as the criterion for winning.
Three concrete cylinders should be casted from M40 Grade mix of age 28 days on the day of the event. Winners will be decided by taking average of tensile strengths of three cylinders and the short quiz about mix design and green materials.
Design Specification: Design and Cast 3 concrete cylinders of size having diameter 150mm and length 300mm. These specimens will be tested at the age of 28 days for split tensile strength.
Quiz Specifications: Short quiz about mix concrete and green materials.
Team size : Max 3 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. Use of admixtures and fibers is allowed (maximum up to 3% by weight of cement) but any other type of reinforcement is not allowed.
2. The fibers should be discontinuous and randomly distributed .
3. Date of casting should be clearly engraved on cylinders.
4. Mention all the details about fibers and admixtures which are used very clearly.
5. Prepare mix design sheet showing details of each and every constituent of concrete i.e. cement, aggregate, and water etc. using Indian Standard (IS) method of mix design.
6. Mix design sheet must be signed by Head of your Department with their stamp.
7. Special recognition will be given for following the MindSpark ’16 theme 'A Green Expedition'. This can be done by using green technology like using natural fibres in designing cylinders.
8. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) for updates.
9. In case of disputes, the decisions of the organizers and the judges will be final and binding to all.
10. Teams are expected to maintain decorum. We reserve the right to disqualify any team found behaving inappropriately.
11. All team members must come with valid college ID cards and the registration receipt.
12. Participants must engrave the date of casting clearly on the top of the cylinder. This shall be an additional point in Examination of the cylinder.
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Sayali Dhinge: +91 91754 75342
Kartikey Chaudhari : +91 90963 58352
Email ID : conquest@mind-spark.org

ID Civil

Prove your mastery in AutoCAD by putting forth the best structural design and be crowned as the CAD­king.



An intelligent building is one which is responsive to the occupants’ needs, satisfies the needs of an organization and meets the long term aspirations of the society. Some may think that building a house or any such structure is easy! But when it comes to designing your own building in a limited area you have to design the best one amongst your competitors Show your skills and intelligence in planning and designing and emerge victorious!

Round 1: This round consists of manual drawing on sheets.
Problem statement will be provided on the day of event.
Round 2: This round involves execution of the problem statement on AutoCAD.
Round 3: Prepare a presentation explaining the brief logic behind the design and why you did what you did.
As this event includes drawing manually, participants are advised to bring all drawing materials with them.
Team size : Max 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
1. It is mandatory to stick to the problem statement given at the time of rounds.
2. The version of AutoCAD used will either be 2014 or 2015. If the participant wants to use a version other than the ones mentioned above, they must bring their own laptops.
3. Creativity, aesthetics and more importantly representing the theme ‘A Green Expedition’ will be considered a crucial point while judging.
4. The team members need not be from the same institution. However, a participant cannot be a part of more than one team for the same event.
5. In case of disputes, decisions of judges and organizers will be final and binding to all.
6. Teams are expected to maintain decorum. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any team found behaving inappropriately.
7. It is mandatory to bring registration receipt and valid college ID. Participants without these may not be allowed to participate in the event.
8. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the website (www.mind-spark.org) and their registered email ID regularly for updates.
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Bhushan Patil: +91 75072 95470
Khidar Ahmed: +91 90210 79939
Email ID : idcivil@mind-spark.org

Epitome

Unbeatable strength comes from a thoughtful design. Given a material, how strong can your structure be?



It is important to balance what you are learning in the classroom to actually applying all those theoretical concepts. This is what Epitome is all about! “Epitome” is a model making competition. Your ability to make a structure of the highest quality from the given materials in given constraints is tested. Prove your mind’s spark through your innovative, safe and cost conscious design and technique and you shall be conferred with the title of Epitome (the greatest)
Round 1:Multiple choice questions.
Round 2: The qualified teams have to make a structure for the problem statement within the given time using the materials provided by the organizers.
Team size : Max 3 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 150/- per team.
1. All team members must come with valid college ID cards and registration receipt.
2. The team has to construct the model from provided material only. No extra material will be provided. The team should use only that material which is provided by the organizers. If the material used is other than that provided, then the team will be disqualified immediately.
3. Using materials of other participants is also strictly prohibited i.e. using some extra materials.
4. One team can make only one model for proposed competition.
5. Testing of models will be done according to the serial number given to the particular team at the time of commencement of the event. Hence no team should request for their model to be tested first.
6. The decision of the judges and the organizers will be final and binding to all.
7. Team members may be from different colleges. However, same person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
8. All teams must maintain decorum at all times. Organizers may disqualify any team that behaves inappropriately.
9. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are, therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Vrushali Garde: +91 97691 46470
Chandrashekhar Khanderao : +91 83087 82364
Email ID : epitome@mind-spark.org

  • Metropolis

    A sustainable city makes an ideal settlement. Optimize the resources and design your way to a smarter city.



    Pune, a rapidly growing city offers opportunities to become a smart city.It also faces challenges in sustainable urban growth. It is a challenge tomanage increasing population pressure on existing urban areas. This could beachieved by incorporating green technology along with indigenous ideas through our theme ‘A Green Expedition’.City planning deals with the concept of “smart”, the ability of a city to develop at the highest level, the potential of the citizens and of its resources towards a collective well being i.e. quality of life. Districts are where people live and make decisions about key city systems, such as transport and energy consumption. The main challenge in this priority area is to reduce Environmental impact, Community planning (slums), Infrastructure (physical and social) and Transportation. This will require managing and integrating all the smart services and comprise a city’secosystem in areas such as the environment, energy, urban mobility, leisureand administration. Metropolis is the platform for young generation to give athought to future development and plan for a given problem in an innovativemanner considering the above factors.
    Round 1: Sheets and report submission.
    Specifications for Report Writing:
    Minimum No. of pages: 20
    Report must be printed on white A4 size 8.5 X 11 inch paper.
    Font size: 12.
    Style: Century
    Spacing: Single.
    Sheets: Minimum 3 and maximum 10
    (Only top ten finalists will be selected for second round)
    Round 2: Model making.
    Material provided: Cutter, sandpaper, High Density thermocol (10mm), Normal thermocol (10mm) Fevicol, Pins, toothpick, Sponge sand (green, red, brown, yellow), Form/ Cardboard, 30 cm scale, Tinted sheets (green and brown)
    Round 3: Visual presentation through sheets, Model, 3D view and Drawings.
    Team size : Max 4 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 100/- per team.
    1. Sheets and report must be submitted on 23rd September 2016 till 1 pm.
    2. Teams must construct the model within given time limit only. No extra time will be given.
    3. All teams and their respective members should reach the event place in time. Tardiness may be considered as grounds for disqualification.
    4. All teams must maintain decorum at all times. Organizers may disqualify any team that behaves inappropriately
    5. Students must bring their valid college ID cards and registration receipts while coming to event.
    6. Team members may be from different colleges. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    7. Basic material will be provided by MindSpark’16 for model making and a tentative list of materials is provided above.
    8. On the spot entries will be accepted for first round only.
    9. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Jayant Rasal : +91 75881 17399
    Tushi Agarwal : +91 82378 72752
    Email ID : metropolis@mind-spark.org

  • Conquest

    Mix your concrete well and build your cylinder robust. This conquest will be won by the last standing cylinder.



    Concrete is an inevitable part of any type of construction. Here comes your ‘Conquest’ to design concrete cylinders which are able to sustain maximum tensile load, which is one of the major load acting in any structure. But the real challenge is to achieve maximum tensile strength. Tensile strength of concrete is very important in structures subjected to tensile stresses i.e. water storage tanks, pipes, and cantilever members in structure etc. In our event, maximum split tensile strength and the maximum score in short quiz about mix design and green materials will be considered as the criterion for winning.
    Three concrete cylinders should be casted from M40 Grade mix of age 28 days on the day of the event. Winners will be decided by taking average of tensile strengths of three cylinders and the short quiz about mix design and green materials.
    Design Specification: Design and Cast 3 concrete cylinders of size having diameter 150mm and length 300mm. These specimens will be tested at the age of 28 days for split tensile strength.
    Quiz Specifications: Short quiz about mix concrete and green materials.
    Team size : Max 3 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. Use of admixtures and fibers is allowed (maximum up to 3% by weight of cement) but any other type of reinforcement is not allowed.
    2. The fibers should be discontinuous and randomly distributed .
    3. Date of casting should be clearly engraved on cylinders.
    4. Mention all the details about fibers and admixtures which are used very clearly.
    5. Prepare mix design sheet showing details of each and every constituent of concrete i.e. cement, aggregate, and water etc. using Indian Standard (IS) method of mix design.
    6. Mix design sheet must be signed by Head of your Department with their stamp.
    7. Special recognition will be given for following the MindSpark ’16 theme 'A Green Expedition'. This can be done by using green technology like using natural fibres in designing cylinders.
    8. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) for updates.
    9. In case of disputes, the decisions of the organizers and the judges will be final and binding to all.
    10. Teams are expected to maintain decorum. We reserve the right to disqualify any team found behaving inappropriately.
    11. All team members must come with valid college ID cards and the registration receipt.
    12. Participants must engrave the date of casting clearly on the top of the cylinder. This shall be an additional point in Examination of the cylinder.

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    Sayali Dhinge: +91 91754 75342
    Kartikey Chaudhari : +91 90963 58352
    Email ID : conquest@mind-spark.org

  • ID Civil

    Prove your mastery in AutoCAD by putting forth the best structural design and be crowned as the CAD­king.



    An intelligent building is one which is responsive to the occupants’ needs, satisfies the needs of an organization and meets the long term aspirations of the society. Some may think that building a house or any such structure is easy! But when it comes to designing your own building in a limited area you have to design the best one amongst your competitors Show your skills and intelligence in planning and designing and emerge victorious!

    Round 1: This round consists of manual drawing on sheets.
    Problem statement will be provided on the day of event.
    Round 2: This round involves execution of the problem statement on AutoCAD.
    Round 3: Prepare a presentation explaining the brief logic behind the design and why you did what you did.
    As this event includes drawing manually, participants are advised to bring all drawing materials with them.
    Team size : Max 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.
    1. It is mandatory to stick to the problem statement given at the time of rounds.
    2. The version of AutoCAD used will either be 2014 or 2015. If the participant wants to use a version other than the ones mentioned above, they must bring their own laptops.
    3. Creativity, aesthetics and more importantly representing the theme ‘A Green Expedition’ will be considered a crucial point while judging.
    4. The team members need not be from the same institution. However, a participant cannot be a part of more than one team for the same event.
    5. In case of disputes, decisions of judges and organizers will be final and binding to all.
    6. Teams are expected to maintain decorum. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any team found behaving inappropriately.
    7. It is mandatory to bring registration receipt and valid college ID. Participants without these may not be allowed to participate in the event.
    8. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the website (www.mind-spark.org) and their registered email ID regularly for updates.

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    Bhushan Patil: +91 75072 95470
    Khidar Ahmed: +91 90210 79939
    Email ID : idcivil@mind-spark.org

  • Epitome

    Unbeatable strength comes from a thoughtful design. Given a material, how strong can your structure be?



    It is important to balance what you are learning in the classroom to actually applying all those theoretical concepts. This is what Epitome is all about! “Epitome” is a model making competition. Your ability to make a structure of the highest quality from the given materials in given constraints is tested. Prove your mind’s spark through your innovative, safe and cost conscious design and technique and you shall be conferred with the title of Epitome (the greatest)
    Round 1:Multiple choice questions.
    Round 2: The qualified teams have to make a structure for the problem statement within the given time using the materials provided by the organizers.
    Team size : Max 3 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 150/- per team.
    1. All team members must come with valid college ID cards and registration receipt.
    2. The team has to construct the model from provided material only. No extra material will be provided. The team should use only that material which is provided by the organizers. If the material used is other than that provided, then the team will be disqualified immediately.
    3. Using materials of other participants is also strictly prohibited i.e. using some extra materials.
    4. One team can make only one model for proposed competition.
    5. Testing of models will be done according to the serial number given to the particular team at the time of commencement of the event. Hence no team should request for their model to be tested first.
    6. The decision of the judges and the organizers will be final and binding to all.
    7. Team members may be from different colleges. However, same person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    8. All teams must maintain decorum at all times. Organizers may disqualify any team that behaves inappropriately.
    9. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are, therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Vrushali Garde: +91 97691 46470
    Chandrashekhar Khanderao : +91 83087 82364
    Email ID : epitome@mind-spark.org

Robustus

Robowars

In this mortal combat, reach to the top by being the last bot standing. Crush your opponent because only the fittest will survive.

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Event Heads
Sanket Kalokhe : +91 9404981901
Shubham Bharadiya : +91 7588237562
Email ID : robowars@mind-spark.org

Search N' Destroy

The path may be lit or it may be dark. Follow the trail, tread the obstacles and emerge as the undefeated.

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Event Heads
Saurabh Rathi : +91 9405857212
Maithilee Kulkarni : +91 9403975927
Email ID : robotics@mind-spark.org

Bot Wrestling

The territory is marked and your aim is simple. Stay in the ring, push your opponents out and the trophy is yours.

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Event Heads
Sanket Sarwade : +91 8308464428
Ashay Aswale : +91 9420219454
Email ID : robotics@mind-spark.org

Dog Fight

Prove that your bot has all the might and flexibility to counter classic challenges and win this dog fight.

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Event Heads
Akshay Kulkarni : +91 9970578661
Sagar Khadse : +91 9561630200
Email ID : robotics@mind-spark.org

Virtual Robotics

Enjoy the simulation of real robots in the virtual world. The thrill is no less, we promise.



Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensor feedback, and information processing. Virtual Robotics aims at tapping the infinite potential of human mind to generate an idea, which when given a proper platform, can transform into a path breaking discovery. We invite you to bring forth such original ideas and present it in a genuine and comprehensive way. These ideas deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in hazardous environments or manufacturing processes. As mechanical techniques develop through the Industrial age, more practical applications are being proposed. This event requires you to make use of soft skills to represent ideas of any task-specific robot or a technology of your choice and showcase your proficiency in the virtual world.e.g.-Kinematic analysis of robotic arm, simulation/motion analysis of robotic gripper using Simulink or any design software capable of simulation.All the work you have done as part of projects in courses, your summer research work, the B.Tech./ B.E.Projects /B.Sc. research program are welcome, subject to the condition that it has in some way contribution towards research in robotics and technology.
Event Structure
Team size : Max 2 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.

1. There are no constraints on the choice of simulation software to represent the concept.
2. Working model of the concept is not required.
3. Any application reducing human efforts or enhancing human capabilities effectively will be considered for this event.
4. Participants are required to bring their own laptops compatible with VGA projector pin.
5. Participants are required to present their ideas in a convincing manner to the jury.
6. An abstract of about 400 words (max.) has to be submitted focusing on the problem statement, scope of work, the idea proposed, original work done and brief results & findings, latest by 20th September, 2016 by 5:00 pm on robotics@mind-spark.org.
7. Last minute entries may be allowed but not preferred.
8. Your idea will be peer reviewed and the shortlisted entries will qualify to the final round.
9. Entries will be evaluated solely on the basis of originality, applicability and feasibility of the idea.
10. Additional credits will be given for aesthetics, ergonomics, economics, etc.
11. Shortlisted teams will have to present their full ideas during MS’16.
12. The decision of the judges would be final and binding to all.
13. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website(www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Akshay Kadam : +91 72763 36125
Neha Mota : +91 75884 40155
Email ID : robotics@mind-spark.org

  • Robowars

    In this mortal combat, reach to the top by being the last bot standing. Crush your opponent because only the fittest will survive.

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    Event Heads
    Sanket Kalokhe : +91 9404981901
    Shubham Bharadiya : +91 7588237562
    Email ID : robowars@mind-spark.org

  • Search N' Destroy

    The path may be lit or it may be dark. Follow the trail, tread the obstacles and emerge as the undefeated.

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    Event Heads
    Saurabh Rathi : +91 9405857212
    Maithilee Kulkarni : +91 9403975927
    Email ID : robotics@mind-spark.org

  • Bot Wrestling

    The territory is marked and your aim is simple. Stay in the ring, push yourf opponents out and the trophy is yours.

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    Event Heads
    Sanket Sarwade : +91 8308464428
    Ashay Aswale : +91 9420219454
    Email ID : robotics@mind-spark.org

  • Dog Fight

    Prove that your bot has all the might and flexibility to counter classic challenges and win this dog fight.

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    Event Heads
    Akshay Kulkarni : +91 9970578661
    Sagar Khadse : +91 9561630200
    Email ID : robotics@mind-spark.org

  • Virtual Robotics

    Enjoy the simulation of real robots in the virtual world. The thrill is no less, we promise.



    Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensor feedback, and information processing. Virtual Robotics aims at tapping the infinite potential of human mind to generate an idea, which when given a proper platform, can transform into a path breaking discovery. We invite you to bring forth such original ideas and present it in a genuine and comprehensive way. These ideas deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in hazardous environments or manufacturing processes. As mechanical techniques develop through the Industrial age, more practical applications are being proposed. This event requires you to make use of soft skills to represent ideas of any task-specific robot or a technology of your choice and showcase your proficiency in the virtual world.e.g.-Kinematic analysis of robotic arm, simulation/motion analysis of robotic gripper using Simulink or any design software capable of simulation.All the work you have done as part of projects in courses, your summer research work, the B.Tech./ B.E.Projects /B.Sc. research program are welcome, subject to the condition that it has in some way contribution towards research in robotics and technology.
    Event Structure
    Team size : Max 2 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 50/- per team.

    1. There are no constraints on the choice of simulation software to represent the concept.
    2. Working model of the concept is not required.
    3. Any application reducing human efforts or enhancing human capabilities effectively will be considered for this event.
    4. Participants are required to bring their own laptops compatible with VGA projector pin.
    5. Participants are required to present their ideas in a convincing manner to the jury.
    6. An abstract of about 400 words (max.) has to be submitted focusing on the problem statement, scope of work, the idea proposed, original work done and brief results & findings, latest by 20th September, 2016 by 5:00 pm on robotics@mind-spark.org.
    7. Last minute entries may be allowed but not preferred.
    8. Your idea will be peer reviewed and the shortlisted entries will qualify to the final round.
    9. Entries will be evaluated solely on the basis of originality, applicability and feasibility of the idea.
    10. Additional credits will be given for aesthetics, ergonomics, economics, etc.
    11. Shortlisted teams will have to present their full ideas during MS’16.
    12. The decision of the judges would be final and binding to all.
    13. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website(www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Akshay Kadam : +91 72763 36125
    Neha Mota : +91 75884 40155
    Email ID : robotics@mind-spark.org

Vortex

Wheelomation

Navigate sharp turns and tackle the hurdles. Keep calm and throttle away, for only then will you be the ultimate champion.



This event involves the fabrication, testing and racing of a wireless remote-controlled, 4 wheeled, IC engine powered vehicle.
Abstract Details:The abstract submission is mandatory and is intended to give us an idea about the effort put in by the participants. The abstract must include close up photos of your empty chassis, steering system and suspension system.Even if your car is incomplete, do send your abstracts. It helps us to make sure that ready-made machines are not entertained in the qualification round.
Round 1: Qualification Round:
This round will consists of time trials. Two laps are to be completed one-by-one. The best lap time will be considered and relative ranking will be done accordingly. First 16 teams will be shortlisted for the next round..
Round 2:Elimination Round:
Top 16 teams from first round will be selected for this round.
A modified track shall be disclosed at the time of event and each team will get a copy of all the details of the other teams and all teams will be given 15 minutes to analyze the track. Each team beginning from rank 1 will get a chance to challenge any team. Any team can reject a challenge only twice, except when the team is being challenged by a team ranked lower than it. If the challenge thrown by a team is rejected, the next ranked team gets the chance to challenge any team.
If a challenge is accepted, a time slot will be given to those teams and the match will be conducted. In this round, after the challenge, all the 16 teams race with their respective competitors and the 8 winning teams will be promoted to the next round..
Round 3:Same procedure of challenging will be followed after modifying the track in Round 3. At the end of the third round, the 4 winning teams will be ranked according to the time in which they complete the race.
Finals:
1. The finals consist of 4 matches: Semifinal 1 and Semifinal 2, followed by 3rd place playoff and the Megafinal.
2. Semifinal 1 will have 1st vs 3rd while semifinal 2 has 2nd vs 4th.
3. The losers of the two rounds will face each other for the 3rd place playoff.
4. Mega Finals: This will feature the winners of Semifinal 1 and Semifinal 2 battling it out to be crowned as the ‘CHAMPIONS of WHEELO’.
Last Date of accepting abstracts- 16th September 2016.
Team size : Min 2 and Max 5 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 250/- per team.

1. Each team can comprise of a minimum of two members and a maximum of five members.
2. Each member must be a student with a valid ID card. All teams must be present on specified date for inspection, along with their registration receipt. This is to ensure that the machine has been made according to the given specifications.
3. The eligible teams will be given their practice slots. During this time, the teams can practice on the track; however, this permission is given on a first come first serve basis. So, it is advisable to secure your slot well before time.
4. Participants must use remote with frequency of band spectrum 2.4 GHz only. No power supply will be given on the track.
5. Team members are not permitted to touch either their machines or those of their opponents once the race begins (unless there is a need to lift the machine). The penalty for doing so on invalid grounds is disqualification.
6. Teams are prohibited from purposefully damaging the machine of the opponent team. If found guilty, the concerned team will be disqualified.
7. If the machine is found unsafe to run on the track, that team will be disqualified from the race. The co-ordinators’ decision will be final and binding to all in this respect. No damage to the track will be tolerated and if found guilty, the responsible team will be disqualified.
8. The vehicles are not allowed to leave any loose parts or any extra part on any part of the arena.
9. Any vehicle disintegrating during the race will be disqualified. The vehicle must remain intact throughout the race. Once the race gets started, the participants must complete the race.
10. The track will have checkpoints at regular intervals. If the machine halts, tumbles or goes off the arena at any point, one of the team members is allowed to lift up and place it at the nearest completed checkpoint. However, the timer will still be running, in the meantime.
11. Persons from different institutes can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
Only undergraduate students may participate.
12. The judges' and organizers' decisions shall be treated as final and binding to all. The organizers reserve the rights to change any/or all of the above rules as they deem fit.
13. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are, therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website ( www.mind-spark.org ) regularly for updates.
ARENA DETAILS:
The race track will be a combination of on road and off road tracks with many hurdles.Participants are advised to use proper suspension and tyres to endure the bumps.Check points will be provided on track where the machine can restart, in case of a disturbance.

Details about track will be uploaded on MindSpark website.
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Alok Apte : +91 78756 84362
Sujit Mohite : +91 75886 27230
Email ID : wheelomation@mind-spark.org

Contraption

Design, modify, reinvent and re-engineer to make a system of energy conversions.



If you think that machines always simplify tasks, you are mistaken! Because in a Rube Goldberg machine or contraption you have to do the exact opposite! You have to make a laboriously contrived machine to perform simple tasks. Defy the basic law of engineering; DON’T keep it simple and small! Complexity is the essence of this event. So apply your brains, deliberately over-engineer, to perform the tasks in as complex ways as possible
PROBLEM STATEMENT:
1. To fire a projectile to hit a particular target(Hitting can be done in a circle of diameter 15 cm)
2. To shut off an alarm clock
Round 1:
The first round consists of abstract submission (soft copy).
Last date of submission of abstract is midnight of 15th September 2016.
You can send it to our email ID: contraption@mind-spark.org
ABSTRACT DETAILS:
Team name:
Team leader’s name with contact no.:
College name:
Receipt no:
All participants details with contact no.:
Email id for further contact :
Contraption Design (200 words): (The overview and theme of contraption design)
Round 2:
Depending on the abstract teams will be short listed for round II which will be the qualification round.
All teams are expected to get 4 copies of printed abstract for the event, clearly mentioning steps and chart, which shows all Energy conversions. (If possible diagrams should be added.)

>Team size : Max 4 participants per team.
Registration fee : ₹ 200/- per team.

Bonus steps:
1. Display of message promoting ‘A Green Expedition’
2. Use of non-conventional source of energy.
3. Conservation of energy during the contraption (e.g.: switching off any appliance used, etc.)
Theme related steps:
This year’s theme is ‘A GREEN EXPEDITION’
It aims to use of technology which is green, i.e a technology with least carbon print.
Try to incorporate the steps involving the use of the things differing from the existing one in work, design. (e.g. using a cart with spherical wheels, using bulb as a source of heat )
You can claim for such steps and if the judges found it appropriate then you can earn upto 30 points depending on steps.

1. The minimum and maximum time for contraption is 2 minutes and 10 minutes respectively. After 10 minutes, 30 points per minute will be deducted from the total score.
2. In the first trial 3 hand touches are allowed without deduction of points. Before the fourth hand touch one would be given choice to go for fourth hand touch or to go for second trial. For 4th, 5th and 6th 30, 60 and 120 points will be deducted respectively from the total score.
3. In case of second trial 2 hand touches will be allowed with deduction of 50 and 80 points for each. Further average of two trials will be considered. The team will be disqualified if they exceed permissible number of hand touches in the respective trail.
4. A set-up time of 3 hours and 1 hour will be given for each team for first trial and second trial of the model respectively. Only 2 trials are allowed.
5. Final decision made by judges and organizers will be binding to all.
6. Each team should perform the 2 tasks as mentioned in the problem statement in the same sequence.
7. No alteration in any step will be allowed during the trial of the contraption.
8. A space of 6ft.*6ft.*8ft. (l*b*h) will be provided to each team.
9. Students should carry proof of identity issued by their institution.
10. Each team can have a maximum of 4 members.
11. Same person cannot be a member of more than one team. All teams involving common person as a participant will be disqualified.
12. Participants are required to report at 7.30 a.m.
13. Participants should take due safety measures in their models.
14. Rules are subject to without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark ‘16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
15. All decisions of Judges, Event Heads and Organizers will be final and binding to all participants. No arguments shall be entertained.

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Mrunali Mane : +917774070577
Nikhil Bondre : +919503539896
Email ID : contraption@mind-spark.org

Aqualympics

A silent sea never made a skilled sailor. Are you and your RC boat ready to take on the high tides.



Aren’t you tired of proving your supremacy in the monotonous land contentions? Here’s an opportunity to epitomize the dominion over water by creating your own RC Boat, sailing it over the capricious terrain of water and quickly overcoming the obstacles.
1. Scores will be given according to the time required to finish the lap or the distance traversed by the boat.
2. The time recorded by the coordinators only will be considered for scoring.
3. Maximum points will be given to the race.
4. Some points will be given to the mechanical structure of the boat and its efficiency.
5. Participants are expected to give a small talk of about 5 minutes on the way they have designed the boat before the race begins. This will be considered in the final evaluation.
Specifications:
1. Maximum length of Boat: 30 cm.
2. Maximum width of Boat: 20 cm.
3. Height has no restrictions but participants are recommended to keep it below 25 cm.
4.Participants are free to use any materials of their choice. Recommended materials are light weight wood (balsa), Styrofoam, or plastic corrugated sheets.
Team Size : Maximun 4 participants per Team
Registration Fess : 200/-

1. Students from different institutes can be part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
2. Students should build their own boat. Outsourcing (using readymade kits or mechanisms) is not allowed. Violating this clause will lead to disqualification.
3. The boat’s shaft must touch the surface of the water i.e. air boats are not allowed.
4. The exterior part of the boat shouldn’t be sharp and pointed which might cause damage to the arena. Any boat found damaging the arena would be disqualified.
5. Use of IC (Internal Combustion) engine is not allowed.
6. External Motors, batteries and remote controls are allowed. There is no restriction on number of D.C. motors used.
7. Only onboard power supply is allowed. Battery Voltage should not exceed 12 volts.
8. All the teams will have to submit their remotes before the start of the competition. These remotes will be handed back to the team before their turn.
9. Laptop/personal computers are not allowed near arena. Devices using Bluetooth are not allowed.
10. The organizers are not responsible for any kind of damage to the boat once it enters the arena.
11. Hand touch is allowed but after each hand touch, boat must be placed at the previous checkpoint. Furthermore, a hand touch will decrease a team’s score.
12. In case of any dispute, the decision of the judges and the organizers will be final and binding to all.
13. Abstract of the design should be submitted along with images on or before 10th September 2016. The email should be addressed to aqualympics@mind-spark.org and the subject of the mail should be ‘Abstract for Aqualympics’.
14. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
15. Only UG students and diploma students are allowed to participate, no workers/ employees will be allowed.
16. Every participant must carry a valid college ID card and registration receipt without which you won’t be allowed to participate in the event.

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Varshneya Bhogawar : +91 86552 31878
Nitish Bharambe: +91 99874 31174
Email ID : aqualympics@mind-spark.org

The Wright Turn

Two Wrights don't make a wrong, they make an aeroplane. Spread your wings and glide through the sky



Two Wrights don’t make a wrong they make an aeroplane. Engineer the best RC Controlled plane to compete and prove your supremacy in air.
Round 1:
Part A: Inspection Round
In this round, the plane will be tested for its design and safety constraints.
Part B: Test Flight
Models successfully clearing the inspection round will be given test flight period of 3 minutes. Teams will be judged for their functionality of modeland flying skills.
NOTE: Those who are not able to fly their aircraft, judges will help them fortheir test flight.
Round 2: Design Round
Part A: Making of Glider(Unpowered Aircraft)
1. In this round participants have to make a GLIDER on the spot. Allrequired material will be provided to participants on the spot. Participants need not bring any material.
2. All stationary material such as cutter, pencil, scale, glue etc. will beprovided by MindSpark.
NOTE: Some sort of idea will be given regarding the making of a glider before the actual competition.
Judging Criteria:
The glider will be judged on the basis of following criteria:
1) Maximum range covered by the glider.
2) Maximum time of flight of the glider.
Range will be measured in meters and that will be considered as points
Time will be measured in seconds and that will be considered as points.
Part B: My design is the best (for RC aircraft)
1. In this round, participants have to prove why “My Design is the Best”. Points will be awarded based on design’s innovativeness, understanding and explanation of participants.
2. Teams have to explain their design to the judges. Participants will beasked general questions about their model design and its buildingparameters by a panel of judges. For this part each team will beawarded points out of 50 by the judges according to their innovativedesign.
NOTE: For Best Design Award only 2nd round points will be considered i.e.
Part A+Part B
Round 3:
Participants are requested to design their planes keeping in mind first tworounds only since no additional mechanism is to be incorporated in the 3rd round.
Arena Description for Round 3:
1. Take off Zone – 10x1.5m
2. Qualification line – 8 m ahead of Take-off Zone
3. There will be certain checkpoints consisting of poles arranged in a specific manner which will be notified on the same day.
4. Due points will be rewarded to aerobatics performed by the rc plane. These aerobatics may include vertical loop, horizontal loop, barrel roll, stall turn, inverted flight etc.
Landing zone – square of 5m side.
Task for Round 3:
An attempt will be considered if the plane crosses the qualification line.
Points for Round 3:
The marking scheme will be notified on the day of event. Top priority will be given to take-off and landing. Points will also be awarded to clearing thecheckpoints and performing aerobatics.
Team Size : Maximun 5 participants per Team
Registration Fess : 250/-
1. Participants must design and build their own aircraft. Use of ready-to- fly (RTF) kits and almost ready-to- fly kits are strictly not allowed.
2. Only electric powered RC planes are allowed. Use of IC Engine is strictly prohibited.
3. Participants are free to use any material of their choice. Participants are advised to take special safety precautions for their aircraft. Organizers will not be responsible for any damage caused to the model or its electrical components during the event.
4. Participants must be present at the event site before or at the reporting time. Teams arriving late will be disqualified.
5. To avoid interference, all teams must hand over their transmitters to organizing team before the event.
6. An aircraft is defined as a vehicle which experiences exactly 4 forces – lift, drag, thrust and weight at any time during its flight.
7. The event is open to all people who are not 26 years of age or older at the time of the event.
8. Students and others will be placed in separate groups and marked accordingly.
9. Maximum 5 participants are allowed in each team. Team members can be from same or different institutes.
10. However, one participant may not be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
11. Judges’ and organizers’ decision on any matter will be final and binding to all.
12. Organizers reserve all rights to change any or all of the mentioned rules or efficient operation and safety of competition. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website(www.mind-spark.org) for updates.
13. The teams must not damage the opponent’s aircraft in any way. Judges reserve the exclusive rights to disqualify any team indulging in misbehavior.

Aircraft specification:
1. Maximum wingspan – 40 inches
2. Maximum motor power- 1.5KW
3. The voltage of the battery used should not be more than 12V.
4. It is recommendable to include a good landing gear system in the design and construction phase of your aircraft. Remember, taking-off and landing are very important phases of this competition. If anyone wants HAND LAUNCH, points for take-off will be deducted.
Other parameters:
1. Number of aircrafts per team is not fixed. A team can field more than one aircraft.
2. Participants will be allowed for a maximum of 2 runs. Best of the 2 runs will be considered for the final score. The runs would not be consecutive and the participants will be given time to make any small changes to the aircraft if required.

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Nitish Barambe : +91 99874 31174
Varshney Bhogawar : +91 86552 31878
Email ID : wrightturn@mind-spark.org
  • Wheelomation

    Navigate sharp turns and tackle the hurdles. Keep calm and throttle away, for only then will you be the ultimate champion.



    This event involves the fabrication, testing and racing of a wireless remote-controlled, 4 wheeled, IC engine powered vehicle.
    Abstract Details:The abstract submission is mandatory and is intended to give us an idea about the effort put in by the participants. The abstract must include close up photos of your empty chassis, steering system and suspension system.Even if your car is incomplete, do send your abstracts. It helps us to make sure that ready-made machines are not entertained in the qualification round.
    Round 1: Qualification Round:
    This round will consists of time trials. Two laps are to be completed one-by-one. The best lap time will be considered and relative ranking will be done accordingly. First 16 teams will be shortlisted for the next round..
    Round 2:Elimination Round:
    Top 16 teams from first round will be selected for this round.
    A modified track shall be disclosed at the time of event and each team will get a copy of all the details of the other teams and all teams will be given 15 minutes to analyze the track. Each team beginning from rank 1 will get a chance to challenge any team. Any team can reject a challenge only twice, except when the team is being challenged by a team ranked lower than it. If the challenge thrown by a team is rejected, the next ranked team gets the chance to challenge any team.
    If a challenge is accepted, a time slot will be given to those teams and the match will be conducted. In this round, after the challenge, all the 16 teams race with their respective competitors and the 8 winning teams will be promoted to the next round..
    Round 3:Same procedure of challenging will be followed after modifying the track in Round 3. At the end of the third round, the 4 winning teams will be ranked according to the time in which they complete the race.
    Finals:
    1. The finals consist of 4 matches: Semifinal 1 and Semifinal 2, followed by 3rd place playoff and the Megafinal.
    2. Semifinal 1 will have 1st vs 3rd while semifinal 2 has 2nd vs 4th.
    3. The losers of the two rounds will face each other for the 3rd place playoff.
    4. Mega Finals: This will feature the winners of Semifinal 1 and Semifinal 2 battling it out to be crowned as the ‘CHAMPIONS of WHEELO’.
    Last Date of accepting abstracts- 16th September 2016.
    Team size : Min 2 and Max 5 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 250/- per team.

    1. Each team can comprise of a minimum of two members and a maximum of five members.
    2. Each member must be a student with a valid ID card. All teams must be present on specified date for inspection, along with their registration receipt. This is to ensure that the machine has been made according to the given specifications.
    3. The eligible teams will be given their practice slots. During this time, the teams can practice on the track; however, this permission is given on a first come first serve basis. So, it is advisable to secure your slot well before time.
    4. Participants must use remote with frequency of band spectrum 2.4 GHz only. No power supply will be given on the track.
    5. Team members are not permitted to touch either their machines or those of their opponents once the race begins (unless there is a need to lift the machine). The penalty for doing so on invalid grounds is disqualification.
    6. Teams are prohibited from purposefully damaging the machine of the opponent team. If found guilty, the concerned team will be disqualified.
    7. If the machine is found unsafe to run on the track, that team will be disqualified from the race. The co-ordinators’ decision will be final and binding to all in this respect. No damage to the track will be tolerated and if found guilty, the responsible team will be disqualified.
    8. The vehicles are not allowed to leave any loose parts or any extra part on any part of the arena.
    9. Any vehicle disintegrating during the race will be disqualified. The vehicle must remain intact throughout the race. Once the race gets started, the participants must complete the race.
    10. The track will have checkpoints at regular intervals. If the machine halts, tumbles or goes off the arena at any point, one of the team members is allowed to lift up and place it at the nearest completed checkpoint. However, the timer will still be running, in the meantime.
    11. Persons from different institutes can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    Only undergraduate students may participate.
    12. The judges' and organizers' decisions shall be treated as final and binding to all. The organizers reserve the rights to change any/or all of the above rules as they deem fit.
    13. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are, therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website ( www.mind-spark.org ) regularly for updates.
    ARENA DETAILS:
    The race track will be a combination of on road and off road tracks with many hurdles.Participants are advised to use proper suspension and tyres to endure the bumps.Check points will be provided on track where the machine can restart, in case of a disturbance.

    Details about track will be uploaded on MindSpark website.

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    Alok Apte : +91 78756 84362
    Sujit Mohite : +91 75886 27230
    Email ID : wheelomation@mind-spark.org

  • Contraption

    Design, modify, reinvent and re-engineer to make a system of energy conversions.



    If you think that machines always simplify tasks, you are mistaken! Because in a Rube Goldberg machine or contraption you have to do the exact opposite! You have to make a laboriously contrived machine to perform simple tasks. Defy the basic law of engineering; DON’T keep it simple and small! Complexity is the essence of this event. So apply your brains, deliberately over-engineer, to perform the tasks in as complex ways as possible
    PROBLEM STATEMENT:
    1. To fire a projectile to hit a particular target(Hitting can be done in a circle of diameter 15 cm)
    2. To shut off an alarm clock
    Round 1:
    The first round consists of abstract submission (soft copy).
    Last date of submission of abstract is midnight of 15th September 2016.
    You can send it to our email ID: contraption@mind-spark.org
    ABSTRACT DETAILS:
    Team name:
    Team leader’s name with contact no.:
    College name:
    Receipt no:
    All participants details with contact no.:
    Email id for further contact :
    Contraption Design (200 words): (The overview and theme of contraption design)
    Round 2:
    Depending on the abstract teams will be short listed for round II which will be the qualification round.
    All teams are expected to get 4 copies of printed abstract for the event, clearly mentioning steps and chart, which shows all Energy conversions. (If possible diagrams should be added.)

    >Team size : Max 4 participants per team.
    Registration fee : ₹ 200/- per team.

    Bonus steps:
    1. Display of message promoting ‘A Green Expedition’
    2. Use of non-conventional source of energy.
    3. Conservation of energy during the contraption (e.g.: switching off any appliance used, etc.)
    Theme related steps:
    This year’s theme is ‘A GREEN EXPEDITION’
    It aims to use of technology which is green, i.e a technology with least carbon print.
    Try to incorporate the steps involving the use of the things differing from the existing one in work, design. (e.g. using a cart with spherical wheels, using bulb as a source of heat )
    You can claim for such steps and if the judges found it appropriate then you can earn upto 30 points depending on steps.

    1. The minimum and maximum time for contraption is 2 minutes and 10 minutes respectively. After 10 minutes, 30 points per minute will be deducted from the total score.
    2. In the first trial 3 hand touches are allowed without deduction of points. Before the fourth hand touch one would be given choice to go for fourth hand touch or to go for second trial. For 4th, 5th and 6th 30, 60 and 120 points will be deducted respectively from the total score.
    3. In case of second trial 2 hand touches will be allowed with deduction of 50 and 80 points for each. Further average of two trials will be considered. The team will be disqualified if they exceed permissible number of hand touches in the respective trail.
    4. A set-up time of 3 hours and 1 hour will be given for each team for first trial and second trial of the model respectively. Only 2 trials are allowed.
    5. Final decision made by judges and organizers will be binding to all.
    6. Each team should perform the 2 tasks as mentioned in the problem statement in the same sequence.
    7. No alteration in any step will be allowed during the trial of the contraption.
    8. A space of 6ft.*6ft.*8ft. (l*b*h) will be provided to each team.
    9. Students should carry proof of identity issued by their institution.
    10. Each team can have a maximum of 4 members.
    11. Same person cannot be a member of more than one team. All teams involving common person as a participant will be disqualified.
    12. Participants are required to report at 7.30 a.m.
    13. Participants should take due safety measures in their models.
    14. Rules are subject to without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark ‘16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
    15. All decisions of Judges, Event Heads and Organizers will be final and binding to all participants. No arguments shall be entertained.


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    Mrunali Mane : +917774070577
    Nikhil Bondre : +919503539896
    Email ID : contraption@mind-spark.org

  • Aqualympics

    A silent sea never made a skilled sailor. Are you and your RC boat ready to take on the high tides.



    Aren’t you tired of proving your supremacy in the monotonous land contentions? Here’s an opportunity to epitomize the dominion over water by creating your own RC Boat, sailing it over the capricious terrain of water and quickly overcoming the obstacles.
    1. Scores will be given according to the time required to finish the lap or the distance traversed by the boat.
    2. The time recorded by the coordinators only will be considered for scoring.
    3. Maximum points will be given to the race.
    4. Some points will be given to the mechanical structure of the boat and its efficiency.
    5. Participants are expected to give a small talk of about 5 minutes on the way they have designed the boat before the race begins. This will be considered in the final evaluation.
    Specifications:
    1. Maximum length of Boat: 30 cm.
    2. Maximum width of Boat: 20 cm.
    3. Height has no restrictions but participants are recommended to keep it below 25 cm.
    4.Participants are free to use any materials of their choice. Recommended materials are light weight wood (balsa), Styrofoam, or plastic corrugated sheets.
    Team Size : Maximun participants per Team
    Registration Fess : 200/-
    1. Students from different institutes can be part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    2. Students should build their own boat. Outsourcing (using readymade kits or mechanisms) is not allowed. Violating this clause will lead to disqualification.
    3. The boat’s shaft must touch the surface of the water i.e. air boats are not allowed.
    4. The exterior part of the boat shouldn’t be sharp and pointed which might cause damage to the arena. Any boat found damaging the arena would be disqualified.
    5. Use of IC (Internal Combustion) engine is not allowed.
    6. External Motors, batteries and remote controls are allowed. There is no restriction on number of D.C. motors used.
    7. Only onboard power supply is allowed. Battery Voltage should not exceed 12 volts.
    8. All the teams will have to submit their remotes before the start of the competition. These remotes will be handed back to the team before their turn.
    9. Laptop/personal computers are not allowed near arena. Devices using Bluetooth are not allowed.
    10. The organizers are not responsible for any kind of damage to the boat once it enters the arena.
    11. Hand touch is allowed but after each hand touch, boat must be placed at the previous checkpoint. Furthermore, a hand touch will decrease a team’s score.
    12. In case of any dispute, the decision of the judges and the organizers will be final and binding to all.
    13. Abstract of the design should be submitted along with images on or before 10th September 2016. The email should be addressed to aqualympics@mind-spark.org and the subject of the mail should be ‘Abstract for Aqualympics’.
    14. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
    15. Only UG students and diploma students are allowed to participate, no workers/ employees will be allowed.
    16. Every participant must carry a valid college ID card and registration receipt without which you won’t be allowed to participate in the event.


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    Saurabh Chipade: +91 72765 37003
    Email ID : aqualympics@mind-spark.org

  • The Wright Turn

    Two Wrights don't make a wrong, they make an aeroplane. Spread your wings and glide through the sky



    Two RIGHTS don’t make a wrong they make an aeroplane. Engineer the best RC Controlled plane to compete and prove your supremacy in air.
    Round 1:
    Part A: Inspection Round
    In this round, the plane will be tested for its design and safety constraints.
    Part B: Test Flight
    Models successfully clearing the inspection round will be given test flight period of 3 minutes. Teams will be judged for their functionality of modeland flying skills.
    NOTE: Those who are not able to fly their aircraft, judges will help them fortheir test flight.
    Round 2: Design Round
    Part A: Making of Glider(Unpowered Aircraft)
    1. In this round participants have to make a GLIDER on the spot. Allrequired material will be provided to participants on the spot. Participants need not bring any material.
    2. All stationary material such as cutter, pencil, scale, glue etc. will beprovided by MindSpark.
    NOTE: Some sort of idea will be given regarding the making of a glider before the actual competition.
    Judging Criteria:
    The glider will be judged on the basis of following criteria:
    1) Maximum range covered by the glider.
    2) Maximum time of flight of the glider.
    Range will be measured in meters and that will be considered as points
    Time will be measured in seconds and that will be considered as points.
    Part B: My design is the best (for RC aircraft)
    1. In this round, participants have to prove why “My Design is the Best”. Points will be awarded based on design’s innovativeness, understanding and explanation of participants.
    2. Teams have to explain their design to the judges. Participants will beasked general questions about their model design and its buildingparameters by a panel of judges. For this part each team will beawarded points out of 50 by the judges according to their innovativedesign.
    NOTE: For Best Design Award only 2nd round points will be considered i.e.
    Part A+Part B
    Round 3:
    Participants are requested to design their planes keeping in mind first tworounds only since no additional mechanism is to be incorporated in the 3rd round.
    Arena Description for Round 3:
    1. Take off Zone – 10x1.5m
    2. Qualification line – 8 m ahead of Take-off Zone
    3. There will be certain checkpoints consisting of poles arranged in a specific manner which will be notified on the same day.
    4. Due points will be rewarded to aerobatics performed by the rc plane. These aerobatics may include vertical loop, horizontal loop, barrel roll, stall turn, inverted flight etc.
    Landing zone – square of 5m side.
    Task for Round 3:
    An attempt will be considered if the plane crosses the qualification line.
    Points for Round 3:
    The marking scheme will be notified on the day of event. Top priority will be given to take-off and landing. Points will also be awarded to clearing thecheckpoints and performing aerobatics.
    Team Size : Maximum 5 participants per Team
    Registration Fess : 250/-
    1. Participants must design and build their own aircraft. Use of ready-to- fly (RTF) kits and almost ready-to- fly kits are strictly not allowed.
    2. Only electric powered RC planes are allowed. Use of IC Engine is strictly prohibited.
    3. Participants are free to use any material of their choice. Participants are advised to take special safety precautions for their aircraft. Organizers will not be responsible for any damage caused to the model or its electrical components during the event.
    4. Participants must be present at the event site before or at the reporting time. Teams arriving late will be disqualified.
    5. To avoid interference, all teams must hand over their transmitters to organizing team before the event.
    6. An aircraft is defined as a vehicle which experiences exactly 4 forces – lift, drag, thrust and weight at any time during its flight.
    7. The event is open to all people who are not 26 years of age or older at the time of the event.
    8. Students and others will be placed in separate groups and marked accordingly.
    9. Maximum 5 participants are allowed in each team. Team members can be from same or different institutes.
    10. However, one participant may not be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    11. Judges’ and organizers’ decision on any matter will be final and binding to all.
    12. Organizers reserve all rights to change any or all of the mentioned rules or efficient operation and safety of competition. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website(www.mind-spark.org) for updates.
    13. The teams must not damage the opponent’s aircraft in any way. Judges reserve the exclusive rights to disqualify any team indulging in misbehavior.

    Aircraft specification:
    1. Maximum wingspan – 40 inches
    2. Maximum motor power- 1.5KW
    3. The voltage of the battery used should not be more than 12V.
    4. It is recommendable to include a good landing gear system in the design and construction phase of your aircraft. Remember, taking-off and landing are very important phases of this competition. If anyone wants HAND LAUNCH, points for take-off will be deducted.
    Other parameters:
    1. Number of aircrafts per team is not fixed. A team can field more than one aircraft.
    2. Participants will be allowed for a maximum of 2 runs. Best of the 2 runs will be considered for the final score. The runs would not be consecutive and the participants will be given time to make any small changes to the aircraft if required.


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    Nitish Barambe : +91 99874 31174
    Varshney Bhogawar : +91 86552 31878
    Email ID : wrightturn@mind-spark.org

Papyrus

Green Spectrum

Marching towards a greener tomorrow, put your engineering skills to use in this multi-disciplinary green-event.



Many ideas are great, but only a few can inspire a revolution. We have planes and trains but can they operate on alternate energy resources? We have phones, but they don't tell us about the carbon footprint we generate! 14 billion years ago life began, but a million more years won't pass if we waste energy resources. It’s the time for change, we are at the golden period of history let's make it count, where we can create an example for generations to follow or suffer the consequences. Keeping that in mind, the theme for this year is ‘A Green Expedition’. Time to think parallel, design green. The green phenomenon has spread to all branches of engineering. Be a Da Vinci or Galileo and extra points for being a Sheldon Cooper. Present what's never been done and change the way mankind functions. Design, modify, reinvent and re-engineer. Come, be a part of the Green Spectrum. Diverging ideas, Converging Green!

Round 1: Submission of abstract giving a general idea about the project. Students have to choose from the broad topics which will be given on the website (www.mind-spark.org) and submit a specific abstract stating a problem and the solution to it.
Last Date of Submission: 15th September 2016
Round 2: The shortlisted students will have to give a demonstration and explanation of the project in front of a jury. A time limit (and buffer) will be given followed by a Q&A session with the Jury.
Round 3: The last round will be a Group Discussion Round, the details of which will be disclosed on the spot.
Team Size : Maximum 2 participants per Team
Registration Fess : 50/-
1. The event is open for all students.
2. All the participants should have valid ID card of their respective institute with them, along with the registration receipt.
3. Abstract submitted in Round 1 should be in not more than 300 words. The abstract should be submitted in a .pdf format only. The abstract must contain:
a. Names of all team members
b. Name of the College and branch
c. Contact details of all the team members
The abstracts should be sent to the following Email ID: greenspectrum@mind-spark.org
4. Innovative ideas and the problem solving approach will be entertained, copy-pasted stuff will not be considered.
5. Participants have to present their ideas in no more than 10 (7+3) minutes.
6. The decision of judges and event heads will be final and binding to all.
7. In case any assistance is needed during the event, the teams should approach only the organizers of the event.
8. People from different institutions can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for same event.
9. Participants are expected to be on time. Teams coming late may be disqualified.
10. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Tanmay Khare: +91 880546 5165
Aditya Gundawar: +91 97669 37294
Email ID : greenspectrum@mind-spark.org

Paper Presentation

‘For an idea that doesn’t first seem insane, there is no hope’ ­Albert Einstein.

Think, innovate and present your revolutionary ideas on a never seen before platform.




Round 1: Participants should submit the abstract of their paper to MindSpark’16 via email.
Round 2: Participants should submit their paper to the judges and give Power point presentation of (10+2) minutes, explaining the details of their research paper.
Team Size : Maximum 2 participants per Team
Registration Fess : 50/-
1. Standard Paper format: Paper must be in any STANDARD format. Paper should be essentially in a two column format & should not exceed 15 pages. Paper should be in Times New Roman font of size 12. For headings you can use bold and a font of size 16. Paper must contain index, abstract, introduction, point wise description of subject and conclusion and references at the end. Paper must be preceded by a cover page specifying the title of the paper, names of authors, their college names and also their contact numbers and email ids.
2. All papers should have a bibliography/works-cited page and appropriate footnotes.
3. Papers omitting a bibliography or using plagiarized material will be automatically disqualified.
4. Paper submitted should be strictly in PDF Format.
5. For further details - an example paper in IEEE format and the cover page of the paper, please refer our website (www.mind-spark.org)
6. Abstract should not exceed 1 page and Paper should not exceed 15 pages. The subject of the mail with the attached abstract and later, the final paper should be the discipline under which the paper is categorized.
7. The mail should contain:
1. Title- theme of the paper.
2. Name of both the authors.
3. Phone no of both the authors.
4. Email ID.
8. Bring your college I-Card & registration receipt on event day. All teams and their respective members should reach the event place in time.
9. Please bring your powerpoint presentation in a pen drive and also mail the powerpoint presentation on your own Email ID.
10. Please bring 2 hard copies of the submitted paper on the day of the event. Paper and Power Point Presentation should be in 2003-2007 format.
11. The teams will get 10+2 minutes for presentation followed by a Q&A session.
12. Persons from different institutions can be a part of the same team. However, one person may not be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
13. Judges and organizers reserve the right to modify the rules without prior intimation.
14. Participants are required to check the updates for the same on the official MindSpark'16 website. ( www.mind-spark.org).
15. Participants can choose any number of topics and present their paper on the relevant topic.
16. Participants can present multiple papers, based on number of registrations they have done. Innovativeness of the topic under a particular theme will be given credit.
17. Original contribution to the paper will be highly encouraged. Only pure technical papers would be considered for short listing.
18. Use your discretion to judge whether your topic fits into the chosen theme.
19. The participant is allowed to choose any topic related to their field of engineering. But he/she has to make sure that the topic is pertaining to the respective field and the MindSpark'16 theme “ A Green Expedition” .

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Comp-IT

Vinaya Patil: +91 80877 86527
Tejaswa Gawankar: +91 91680 15342
Email ID : ppt_compit@mind-spark.org

Civil

Shubham Pawar: +91 77410 56147
Yash Ahire: +91 89837 52969
Email ID : ppt_civil@mind-spark.org

Elec/EnTC/Instru

Gautam Havaldar: +91 86050 25772
Tanaya Kolankari: +91 84128 66982
Email ID : ppt_eei@mind-spark.org

Mech/Prod/Meta

Sanika Apte: +91 99202 92420
Sneha Bansude: +91 80873 32660
Email ID : ppt_mechprodmeta@mind-spark.org

Mimosa

Dig deeper into the world of living things. Showcase your prowess in this unique combination of biology and technology.



This is a biology quiz. The quiz tests the knowledge of participants on their basic biology skills. Invoke your bio quizzing skills, combine it with technology and crack the quiz!

Round 1: Consists of a written paper consisting of roughly 30-35 questions of low and medium difficulty. The questions consist of MCQs, reasoning-based and simple factual questions. Previously selected starred questions will settle the tie breaks. No negative marks.
Round 2: The final round will consist of two sub-rounds.
Subround 1:
i. In the first step, a question will be asked to each team regarding past and present inventions.
ii. While in second step, questions will be open to all teams. It is a buzzer round. The round will include audio, visual, snapshots, experiments and animations.
Subround 2:
The second subround will be the ultimate rapid-fire round. A definite number of time-bound questions will be asked.
There is no strict time limit to answer the questions in the first subround. However, if the Quizmaster feels that you are wasting time, the question may be passed. If the audience shouts out the answer during finals, that question will be scrapped.
Team Size : Maximum 2 participants per Team
Registration Fess : 50/-

1.Participants have to bring their College ID cards and the receipt of registration while reporting. Otherwise, the participant may not be allowed to attend the event.
2. Decisions of the Event Heads and Judges are final and binding to all.
3. Use of any form of electronic media to improve your score will be considered as an attempt to cheat. You will be disqualified from participating any further.
4. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the website(www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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Pratik Rathi : +91 95031 36050
Amogh Barve: +91 75886 38300
Email ID : mimosa@mind-spark.org

  • Green Spectrum

    Marching towards a greener tomorrow, put your engineering skills to use in this multi-disciplinary green-event.



    Many ideas are great, but only a few can inspire a revolution. We have planes and trains but can they operate on alternate energy resources? We have phones, but they don't tell us about the carbon footprint we generate! 14 billion years ago life began, but a million more years won't pass if we waste energy resources. It’s the time for change, we are at the golden period of history let's make it count, where we can create an example for generations to follow or suffer the consequences. Keeping that in mind, the theme for this year is ‘A Green Expedition’. Time to think parallel, design green. The green phenomenon has spread to all branches of engineering. Be a Da Vinci or Galileo and extra points for being a Sheldon Cooper. Present what's never been done and change the way mankind functions. Design, modify, reinvent and re-engineer. Come, be a part of the Green Spectrum. Diverging ideas, Converging Green!

    Round 1: Submission of abstract giving a general idea about the project. Students have to choose from the broad topics which will be given on the website (www.mind-spark.org) and submit a specific abstract stating a problem and the solution to it.
    Last Date of Submission: 15th September 2016
    Round 2: The shortlisted students will have to give a demonstration and explanation of the project in front of a jury. A time limit (and buffer) will be given followed by a Q&A session with the Jury.
    Round 3: The last round will be a Group Discussion Round, the details of which will be disclosed on the spot.
    Team Size : Maximum 2 participants per Team
    Registration Fess : 50/-
    1. The event is open for all students.
    2. All the participants should have valid ID card of their respective institute with them, along with the registration receipt.
    3. Abstract submitted in Round 1 should be in not more than 300 words. The abstract should be submitted in a .pdf format only. The abstract must contain:
    a. Names of all team members
    b. Name of the College and branch
    c. Contact details of all the team members
    The abstracts should be sent to the following Email ID: greenspectrum@mind-spark.org
    4. Innovative ideas and the problem solving approach will be entertained, copy-pasted stuff will not be considered.
    5. Participants have to present their ideas in no more than 10 (7+3) minutes.
    6. The decision of judges and event heads will be final and binding to all.
    7. In case any assistance is needed during the event, the teams should approach only the organizers of the event.
    8. People from different institutions can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for same event.
    9. Participants are expected to be on time. Teams coming late may be disqualified.
    10. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Tanmay Khare: +91 880546 5165
    Aditya Gundawar: +91 97669 37294
    Email ID : greenspectrum@mind-spark.org
  • Paper Presentation

    ‘For an idea that doesn’t first seem insane, there is no hope’ ­Albert Einstein.
    Think, innovate and present your revolutionary ideas on a never seen before platform.




    Round 1: Participants should submit the abstract of their paper to MindSpark’16 via email.
    Round 2: Participants should submit their paper to the judges and give Power point presentation of (10+2) minutes, explaining the details of their research paper.
    Team Size : Maximum 2 participants per Team
    Registration Fess : 50/-
    1. Standard Paper format: Paper must be in any STANDARD format. Paper should be essentially in a two column format & should not exceed 15 pages. Paper should be in Times New Roman font of size 12. For headings you can use bold and a font of size 16. Paper must contain index, abstract, introduction, point wise description of subject and conclusion and references at the end. Paper must be preceded by a cover page specifying the title of the paper, names of authors, their college names and also their contact numbers and email ids.
    2. All papers should have a bibliography/works-cited page and appropriate footnotes.
    3. Papers omitting a bibliography or using plagiarized material will be automatically disqualified.
    4. Paper submitted should be strictly in PDF Format.
    5. For further details - an example paper in IEEE format and the cover page of the paper, please refer our website (www.mind-spark.org)
    6. Abstract should not exceed 1 page and Paper should not exceed 15 pages. The subject of the mail with the attached abstract and later, the final paper should be the discipline under which the paper is categorized.
    7. The mail should contain:
    1. Title- theme of the paper.
    2. Name of both the authors.
    3. Phone no of both the authors.
    4. Email ID.
    8. Bring your college I-Card & registration receipt on event day. All teams and their respective members should reach the event place in time.
    9. Please bring your powerpoint presentation in a pen drive and also mail the powerpoint presentation on your own Email ID.
    10. Please bring 2 hard copies of the submitted paper on the day of the event. Paper and Power Point Presentation should be in 2003-2007 format.
    11. The teams will get 10+2 minutes for presentation followed by a Q&A session.
    12. Persons from different institutions can be a part of the same team. However, one person may not be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    13. Judges and organizers reserve the right to modify the rules without prior intimation.
    14. Participants are required to check the updates for the same on the official MindSpark'16 website. ( www.mind-spark.org).
    15. Participants can choose any number of topics and present their paper on the relevant topic.
    16. Participants can present multiple papers, based on number of registrations they have done. Innovativeness of the topic under a particular theme will be given credit.
    17. Original contribution to the paper will be highly encouraged. Only pure technical papers would be considered for short listing.
    18. Use your discretion to judge whether your topic fits into the chosen theme.
    19. The participant is allowed to choose any topic related to their field of engineering. But he/she has to make sure that the topic is pertaining to the respective field and the MindSpark'16 theme “ A Green Expedition” .
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    Vinaya Patil: +91 80877 86527
    Tejaswa Gawankar: +91 91680 15342
    Email ID : pp_compit@mind-spark.org

  • Mimosa

    Dig deeper into the world of living things. Showcase your prowess in this unique combination of biology and technology.



    This is a biology quiz. The quiz tests the knowledge of participants on their basic biology skills. Invoke your bio quizzing skills, combine it with technology and crack the quiz!

    Round 1: Consists of a written paper consisting of roughly 30-35 questions of low and medium difficulty. The questions consist of MCQs, reasoning-based and simple factual questions. Previously selected starred questions will settle the tie breaks. No negative marks.
    Round 2: The final round will consist of two sub-rounds.
    Subround 1:
    i. In the first step, a question will be asked to each team regarding past and present inventions.
    ii. While in second step, questions will be open to all teams. It is a buzzer round. The round will include audio, visual, snapshots, experiments and animations.
    Subround 2:
    The second subround will be the ultimate rapid-fire round. A definite number of time-bound questions will be asked.
    There is no strict time limit to answer the questions in the first subround. However, if the Quizmaster feels that you are wasting time, the question may be passed. If the audience shouts out the answer during finals, that question will be scrapped.
    Team Size : Maximum 2 participants per Team
    Registration Fess : 50/-

    1.Participants have to bring their College ID cards and the receipt of registration while reporting. Otherwise, the participant may not be allowed to attend the event.
    2. Decisions of the Event Heads and Judges are final and binding to all.
    3. Use of any form of electronic media to improve your score will be considered as an attempt to cheat. You will be disqualified from participating any further.
    4. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the website(www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Pratik Rathi : +91 95031 36050Amogh Barve: +91 75886 38300
    Email ID : mimosa@mind-spark.org

Cognitio

CNC Lathe

A piece of metal to the perfect job. Learn how to work with the only few CNC Lathes in the state and carve out your future.



COEP is one the few colleges in Maharashtra that has CNC LATHE machine. The motto behind this lathe workshop is to teach the participants working of this widely used commercial machine. So the participants gain (Mechanical/Production engineers) more practical knowledge about this machine which will surely help them in their near future.
Curriculum:1. Theory session: Comparison of CNC & conventional Lathe machine, Basic components of CNC e.g. Power supply, Manufacturers, MCU, Drive system, Stepping motor, Recirculating balls, Coordinate system, Part programming, Control system, e.g. Open loop & close loop, CNC tools, e.g. STD inserts, Specific application of CNC, eg. Aerospace, Automotive components, Advantages & Disadvantages of CNC. 2. Question Answer Session (Interactive)3. Programming Session: Special emphasis on ZERO SETTING of the tool tip, Brief introduction of the machine dashboard(Control Panel), 'G' codes & 'M' codes, Stock removal in turning and facing, Repetitive, Peck drilling, Peck grooving Cycles, Threading cycle, Encoding programs for product which includes following operations: facing, turning, taper, fillets/chamfer, threading, grooving.4. Practical Session: Actual implementation of the programmed codes on the CNC lathe machine with hands on experience. Technical explanation regarding cutting speed, feed values, use of coolant will be given during practical session. If time permits, other CNC machines will be theoretically introduced (apart from the lathe).
Team Size : Individual Participant
Registration Fess : 200/-
1. Participants must carry their registration receipt and a valid ID-Card at all times during the workshop. It will be helpful (not necessary) if participants acquire some fundamental knowledge about NC/CNC through resources like books/internet. You can refer some notes from official website of MindSpark’16 (www.mind-spark.org)
2. Participants must be punctual at all reporting times. Sessions will begin without participants if they are late.
3. If any damage occurs to the machines/institute property, participants may be asked to refund the cost of repairs.
4. Organizers are not responsible for any harm caused to participants due to their own negligence. Participants have to take care of their own safety.
5. Structure and theory covered may be changed according to constraints. Please check the MindSpark’16 website regularly for updates.
6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. For further updates, participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
7. In case of any disputes, the decision of the organizers will be final and binding to all.
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Abhishek Jamkhedkar : +91 90117 51986
Atul Borse : +91 94036 40801
Email ID : cnclathe@mind-spark.org

Stareway To Heaven

Close your eyes and open your mind as you get lost in the sky full of (faultless :P) stars.



Have you ever looked up at the clear night sky and marveled at the infinite maze of the stars? The COEP Astronomy Club is proud to present the 10th edition of Stareway To Heaven –one of the most popular events at MindSpark since its inception. With the event footfall crossing the 1000 mark in the last 2 editions, we are looking forward to another spectacular show this year, spreading the joy of Astronomy among the people. Discover the beauty of Astronomy as we guide you through various celestial objects – stars, planets, nebulae, etc. Unravel the magnificent order in this seemingly chaotic universe through the constellation that adorn the sky. Sit back and let your imagination take a flight as you discover the ancient mythological stories about the constellations.
The demonstration will be done in batches of people inside the mobile planetarium in the COEP campus.
Team Size : Individual Participant
Registration Fess : Free of Cost
1. Participants are expected to carry a valid ID card and a receipt of registration at all times during the workshop.
2. The participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for further updates.
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Amey Supnekar :+91 90289 14650
Email ID : starewaytoheaven@mind-spark.org

Tux

The best things in life are free. Delve into the world of FOSS and explore a world of innovations.



Since ancient times, the human race is inventing and discovering new things. Sharing one's knowledge is what has led to the development of a civilized society. But nowadays, most of the knowledge is being patented. Knowledge is no more “freely accessible”. Can we revive the freedom of knowledge of the past to create a better future? Taking steps in the direction of “free” knowledge, are various Linux User Groups (LUGs) and ‘free and open source’ (FOSS) groups. “TUX” is one such effort taken by COEP, to spread the philosophy and knowledge of Linux operating system and other free and open source software. Aim of the workshop is to make people familiar with Linux and getting them started with contributing to free and open source software.
Each day, there will be two sessions
Day 1:
Session 1: Hands on session of OwnCloud by Mr. Raju Vindane.
Session 2: "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Parsing" by Mr. Shashank Gandham.
Day 2:
Session 1: Talk on "Open Source communities and how you can contribute".
Session 2: Hands on lecture on Shell programming and Scripting by Mr. Abhijeet A. M.
Day 3:
Session 1: "Q&A in Open Source Software" and Firefox development – by Mr. Prathamesh Chavan.
Session 2: Hands-on session on Git by Mr. Shadab Khan.
Team Size : Individual Participant
Registration Fess : Free of Cost

1. Participants must carry their registration receipt and a valid ID card at all times during the workshop.
2. Participants must be punctual for all reporting times. Sessions may begin without participants if they are late.
3. If any damage occurs to the machines, participants may be asked to refund the cost of repairs.
4. Organizers are not responsible for any harm caused to participants due to their own negligence.
5. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Shadab Khan : +91 76202 07770
Diptanshu Agrawal : +91 77098 59400
Email ID : tux@mind-spark.org

HAM

Victor Uniform two Charlie Oscar Echo. Discover the world of amateur radio in the HAM workshop. Over and out.



The workshop covers the basic topics in Communications Engineering. HAM radio is a way to talk with people around the world without any sort of commercial network connection. It includes working on Radio Frequency band and building home brew experimental circuits.

TOPICS:
The various topics that will be covered in the workshop include:
1. Basic Principles of Communication.
2. Wireless communication overview.
3. Introduction to Amateur radio.
4. Satellite applications of Amateur radio.
5. Antenna Theory and Practical Antenna Construction.
6. Antenna simulation software via presentation (4Nec2 software).
7. Recent trends in communication technologies and smart antennas.
Team Size : Individual Participant
Registration Fess : Free of Cost

1. Participants must carry their college ID Card and registration receipts during the workshop.
2. Participants must be present at least 10 minutes before the event starts.
3. Structure and theory of event covered may be changed on the day of event according to the registrations and availability. Please check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) for updates regularly.
4. In case of any disputes, the decision of the organizers will be final and binding to all.
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Danish: +91 89834 16553
Shreya Darunde: +91 97668 21858
Email ID : hamworkshop@mind-spark.org

Virtual Labs

Online lab and experiments from top technology institutes with the Virtual Labs, one of the largest educational initiatives in the world.



  • CNC Lathe

    A piece of metal to the perfect job. Learn how to work with the only few CNC Lathes in the state and carve out your future.



    COEP is one the few colleges in Maharashtra that has CNC LATHE machine. The motto behind this lathe workshop is to teach the participants working of this widely used commercial machine. So the participants gain (Mechanical/Production engineers) more practical knowledge about this machine which will surely help them in their near future.
    Curriculum:1. Theory session: Comparison of CNC & conventional Lathe machine, Basic components of CNC e.g. Power supply, Manufacturers, MCU, Drive system, Stepping motor, Recirculating balls, Coordinate system, Part programming, Control system, e.g. Open loop & close loop, CNC tools, e.g. STD inserts, Specific application of CNC, eg. Aerospace, Automotive components, Advantages & Disadvantages of CNC. 2. Question Answer Session (Interactive)3. Programming Session: Special emphasis on ZERO SETTING of the tool tip, Brief introduction of the machine dashboard(Control Panel), 'G' codes & 'M' codes, Stock removal in turning and facing, Repetitive, Peck drilling, Peck grooving Cycles, Threading cycle, Encoding programs for product which includes following operations: facing, turning, taper, fillets/chamfer, threading, grooving.4. Practical Session: Actual implementation of the programmed codes on the CNC lathe machine with hands on experience. Technical explanation regarding cutting speed, feed values, use of coolant will be given during practical session. If time permits, other CNC machines will be theoretically introduced (apart from the lathe).
    Team Size : Individual Participant
    Registration Fess : 200/-
    1. Participants must carry their registration receipt and a valid ID-Card at all times during the workshop. It will be helpful (not necessary) if participants acquire some fundamental knowledge about NC/CNC through resources like books/internet. You can refer some notes from official website of MindSpark’16 (www.mind-spark.org)
    2. Participants must be punctual at all reporting times. Sessions will begin without participants if they are late.
    3. If any damage occurs to the machines/institute property, participants may be asked to refund the cost of repairs.
    4. Organizers are not responsible for any harm caused to participants due to their own negligence. Participants have to take care of their own safety.
    5. Structure and theory covered may be changed according to constraints. Please check the MindSpark’16 website regularly for updates.
    6. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. For further updates, participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
    7. In case of any disputes, the decision of the organizers will be final and binding to all.

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    Abhishek Jamkhedkar : +91 90117 51986
    Atul Borse : +91 94036 40801
    Email ID : cnclathe@mind-spark.org

  • Stareway To Heaven

    Close your eyes and open your mind as you get lost in the sky full of (faultless :P) stars.



    Have you ever looked up at the clear night sky and marveled at the infinite maze of the stars? The COEP Astronomy Club is proud to present the 10th edition of Stareway To Heaven –one of the most popular events at MindSpark since its inception. With the event footfall crossing the 1000 mark in the last 2 editions, we are looking forward to another spectacular show this year, spreading the joy of Astronomy among the people. Discover the beauty of Astronomy as we guide you through various celestial objects – stars, planets, nebulae, etc. Unravel the magnificent order in this seemingly chaotic universe through the constellation that adorn the sky. Sit back and let your imagination take a flight as you discover the ancient mythological stories about the constellations.
    The demonstration will be done in batches of people inside the mobile planetarium in the COEP campus.
    Team Size : Individual Participant
    Registration Fess : Free of Cost
    1. Participants are expected to carry a valid ID card and a receipt of registration at all times during the workshop.
    2. The participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for further updates.

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    Amey Supnekar :+91 90289 14650
    Email ID : starewaytoheaven@mind-spark.org
  • Tux

    The best things in life are free. Delve into the world of FOSS and explore a world of innovations.



    Since ancient times, the human race is inventing and discovering new things. Sharing one's knowledge is what has led to the development of a civilized society. But nowadays, most of the knowledge is being patented. Knowledge is no more “freely accessible”. Can we revive the freedom of knowledge of the past to create a better future? Taking steps in the direction of “free” knowledge, are various Linux User Groups (LUGs) and ‘free and open source’ (FOSS) groups. “TUX” is one such effort taken by COEP, to spread the philosophy and knowledge of Linux operating system and other free and open source software. Aim of the workshop is to make people familiar with Linux and getting them started with contributing to free and open source software.
    Each day, there will be two sessions
    Day 1:
    Session 1: Hands on session of OwnCloud by Mr. Raju Vindane.
    Session 2: "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Parsing" by Mr. Shashank Gandham.
    Day 2:
    Session 1: Talk on "Open Source communities and how you can contribute".
    Session 2: Hands on lecture on Shell programming and Scripting by Mr. Abhijeet A. M.
    Day 3:
    Session 1: "Q&A in Open Source Software" and Firefox development – by Mr. Prathamesh Chavan.
    Session 2: Hands-on session on Git by Mr. Shadab Khan.
    Team Size : Individual Participant
    Registration Fess : Free of Cost

    1. Participants must carry their registration receipt and a valid ID card at all times during the workshop.
    2. Participants must be punctual for all reporting times. Sessions may begin without participants if they are late.
    3. If any damage occurs to the machines, participants may be asked to refund the cost of repairs.
    4. Organizers are not responsible for any harm caused to participants due to their own negligence.
    5. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Shadab Khan : +91 76202 07770
    Diptanshu Agrawal : +91 77098 59400
    Email ID : tux@mind-spark.org
  • HAM

    Victor Uniform two Charlie Oscar Echo. Discover the world of amateur radio in the HAM workshop. Over and out.



    The workshop covers the basic topics in Communications Engineering. HAM radio is a way to talk with people around the world without any sort of commercial network connection. It includes working on Radio Frequency band and building home brew experimental circuits.

    TOPICS:
    The various topics that will be covered in the workshop include:
    1. Basic Principles of Communication.
    2. Wireless communication overview.
    3. Introduction to Amateur radio.
    4. Satellite applications of Amateur radio.
    5. Antenna Theory and Practical Antenna Construction.
    6. Antenna simulation software via presentation (4Nec2 software).
    7. Recent trends in communication technologies and smart antennas.
    Team Size : Individual Participant
    Registration Fess : Free of Cost

    1. Participants must carry their college ID Card and registration receipts during the workshop.
    2. Participants must be present at least 10 minutes before the event starts.
    3. Structure and theory of event covered may be changed on the day of event according to the registrations and availability. Please check the official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) for updates regularly.
    4. In case of any disputes, the decision of the organizers will be final and binding to all.

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    Danish: +91 89834 16553
    Shreya Darunde: +91 97668 21858
    Email ID : hamworkshop@mind-spark.org
  • Virtual Labs

    Online lab and experiments from top technology institutes with the Virtual Labs, one of the largest educational initiatives in the world.


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Fascinus

The Amazing Race

The city is a maze and you are free to roam. Decode the clues and the treasure is yours.



Ever wondered where your tactical brains can be put to use? Looking out for some adrenaline rush? ‘The Amazing Race’ is here! A competitive treasure hunt, the amazing race is a race like no other. It not only requires the skills but also the brains to solve tricky situations. So if you are in for some adventure, The Amazing Race is here for you!
The event is spread over two days starting from morning hours and will mostly be conducted in the daytime. The elimination rounds will spread over the first day and the first-half of the second day, followed by the finale round in the second-half of day 2.
Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
Registration Fess : 100/-
1. The Event will be monitored by the Amazing Race Team. The team has complete discretion in formulating and applying all rules and penalties. These rules may be modified or altered at the discretion of the Amazing Race Team, if required.
2. The Participants are expected to follow all the rules and regulations laid by the Motor Vehicles Act. Violations will result in disqualification of the team. Only on producing a valid permanent driving license, the team will be permitted to take part.
3. If any information provided by the team is found to be false or incorrect, the team will be disqualified.
4. The timings once recorded by the Amazing Race volunteers will be final. Any arguments with respect to the recorded time will not be entertained.
5. Physical damage or irresponsible handling such as tearing in part or totality of the checkpoint list will lead to disqualification.
6. The team spotted littering or throwing garbage along the route of the race, or altering or tampering unnecessarily with any of the natural surroundings will be disqualified.
7. No outside (non- team member) support is allowed between the start and finish lines of the race. Only the team is allowed in any official race area.
8. MindSpark Coordinators reserve the right to prohibit a competitor from starting or finishing any segment of the Race on medical grounds. Any such decision of the Race committee is final and binding to everyone involved.
9. No person can be a part of multiple teams for this event. In case of any clashes, the organizers of the event will not be responsible.
10. No two teams will be allowed to work on a particular problem together. It is a competition and ultimately each one has to compete with each other.
11. Participants are requested to strictly follow traffic rules. In case of traffic violation, The Amazing Race team will not help/ be responsible for any further consequences.
12. The Amazing Race Team reserves the right to impose time penalties or to disqualify teams for conduct in violation of any of these rules and contrary to the best interest of the event. Failure of any team member or a team to immediately and respectfully comply, with any direction or decision of the organizers, will result in disqualification of the team.
13. MindSpark team will not be responsible for any damage done to people, property or vehicles. The damage has to be reimbursed by the participants.
14. Some essentials for the event include smartphones with cameras, and other such necessary applications. These will be beneficial for the participants during the event and the participants are requested to carry these with them on their personal responsibility.
15. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for further updates.
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Pradnya Hulle: +91 73876 52845
Premkumar Vemula : +91 94227 35135
Email ID : amazingrace@mind-spark.org

Bidzkreig

If IPL fascinates you and you dream to own a team, we are here to provide the virtual experience of being a team builder and master bidder!



Put your analytical skills to test and select 15 players to create your own cricket team. A limited sum of virtual money will be allotted to each team for placing bids. Each player up for bid will be attributed with specific points and a fixed base price. The team with maximum cumulative points will be the winner.
Round 1: This round will consist of a written test in the form of multiplechoice questions. Negative marking will be implemented, details to bedisclosed at the time of event. All the questions will be cricket-based.
Round 2: Qualified teams will have to form a cricket team consisting of atleast 5 bowlers and a maximum of 2 wicket-keepers. There should be at least 5 Indian players. An all-rounder can be considered as a bowler or batsman. Each team will be permitted to buy a maximum of 15 players. If a player has not been bought by any team, that player will not be available for bid again. This round shall consist of 2 parts.
Part 1: The round will consist auctioning of certain number of marquee players. The bidding process shall be the same as that used for normal players. Each marquee player will have a joker card, which will be awarded to the teams answering a question based on the player correctly. The team holding the joker card will be able to match the maximum bid if they so wish. The joker cards are non-transferable and are to be used only for a particular player.
Part 2: The round will consist of the auction of the remaining players in theroster.
Teams will be able to choose more than 15 players only after all other teams have 15 players in their list.
The team with maximum cumulative points will be the winner.
Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
Registration Fess : 100/-

1. Participants have to bring their valid College ID cards and the registration receipt during reporting.
2. Participants are allowed to use mobile phones or calculators in the second round.
3. Cross college teams are allowed. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
4. Structure of the event may be changed without prior intimation.
Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly.
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Neel Thakare : +91 80977 69741
Rohit Deshmukh : +91 80076 01481
Email ID : bidzkreig@mind-spark.org

LAN Slam

Aim, strike and win. If gaming is a lifestyle choice and Counter Strike your passion, Winning gives you joy and enemies no compassion. Come LAN Slam!



Think of yourself as the master of CS GO? LAN SLAM gives you the opportunity to prove that you are better than others. Here you compete against the likes of yourself, who consider themselves the best. Fight against them to prove your dominance and emerge victorious.
Role of Terrorists: Plant the bomb (in Rounds 1, 2 and Final) and/or eliminate the opposing team (in all Rounds).
Role of Counter-Terrorists: Prevent the terrorist from carrying out their objective (in Rounds 1, 2 and Final) or eliminate the opposing team (in all Rounds).

Round 1:
6 rounds.
Map: Mirage
Sides (Terrorist / Counter-Terrorist): Coin toss. After 3 rounds, teams will be swapped.
The top eight teams (based on their high scores will qualify to the next round).
Round 2: (Eight Teams)
10 rounds.
Map: Awp_lego
Sides (Terrorist / Counter-Terrorist): Coin toss. After 5 rounds, teams will be swapped.
Round 3: (Four Teams)
10 rounds.
Map: Inferno
Sides (Terrorist / Counter-Terrorist): Coin toss. After 5 rounds, teams will be swapped.
Final Round: (Two Teams)
30 rounds.
Map: De_dust2
Sides (Terrorist / Counter-Terrorist): Coin toss. After 15 rounds, teams will be swapped.
Team Size : 4 Participants per team
Registration Fess : 200/-

1. Counter Strike: Global Offensive will be played in competitive mode.
2. Participants must not mishandle the computer system. Any damage caused, will lead to direct disqualification and the cost of the damage if any will be paid by the participants.
3. Use of cheats or any deceitful means will lead to immediate team disqualification.
4. Use of offensive language by any participant will lead to team disqualification.
5. Selection procedure will be decided by the organizers and their decision will be final and binding to all.
6. Participants are requested to bring their own headphones/earphones to the event. Consoles and personal keyboards are also allowed.
7. Time slots will be given and participants are expected to follow it strictly. If the teams are not punctual and are not present on time, they will be disqualified and the opposing teams will be given a bye.
8. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details, so as to inform them about the round timings.
9. Some match rules will be decided by the event heads at that time and will be declared on the spot.
10. A match draw will be decided by an extra round. Whichever team wins this round will be declared the winner.
11. Team members can be from same as well as different institutes. But there can be no change of players within teams during the rounds and one person cannot be a part of multiple teams.
12. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are, therefore, requested to check our official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Gariel Langstieh : +91 80144 16568
Amit Dhotre : +91 90290 44119
Email ID : lanslam@mind-spark.org

Bull Run

Feeling Bullish or Bearish? Invest intuitively and earn virtually, but we promise fulfilling rewards in reality.



Try your hands at the stock market trading by analyzing different companies and taking the right decisions. This is an event where you get a chance to showcase your stock trading skills using virtual money but real companies.
Round 1: Round based on the Indian Market.
Round 2: Elimination round, on the Indian market.
Round 3: International Market round.
Details for the rounds will be disclosed on the spot.
Team Size : Individual Participant
Registration Fess : 50/-

1. This is an open-internet competition. Use of mobile phones and other electronic devices is permitted in the competition area.
2. At the start of the event you will be given 5,00,000 INR in virtual money.
3. The same virtual money will be used in the international market.
4. Participants will have to do transactions of the virtual money by selling and buying of shares.
5. Each participant will be given a sheet of paper-the ‘Transaction sheet’ on which the transactions are to be mentioned before entering the transaction floor. It is mandatory to fill the ‘Transaction sheet’. The transactions cannot be altered after entering the transaction floor.
6. Participants must carry a valid college ID and the registration receipt to the event.
7. In case of any dispute, the decision of the judges and organizers will be considered final and binding to all.
8. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
9. All undergraduate and postgraduate students are allowed to participate.
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Akshay Lahoti : +91 99879 85460
Shubham Singh : +91 72083 72661
Email ID : bullrun@mind-spark.org

Flash

Every angle tells a different story. Capture the perfect shot and let your camera narrate the story.



Life lingers in the small moments of happiness that pass us by and photographs take us back to the memories they represent. If you like to capture such memorable moments, then MindSpark provides you the stage to showcase your Talent and capture MindSpark ’16 in your lens.

1. Event will be held in two categories.
2. Categories will be:
i) Mobile Phone
ii) Professional Camera
3. Photos equal to or less than 8 Megapixels will be considered under the mobile category.
4. Photos greater than 8 Megapixels will be considered under the professional camera photos category.
5. On first day, you’ll be given a small tutorial of Picasa if required.
6. Due credit will be given to photos which are related to the theme of MindSpark’16 - ‘A Green Expedition’, in both categories.
Technical Aspect: Picasa will be the official software given to the participants for editing their photos. Focus will be laid on the creativity of the participants and not on the technical knowledge they have of the software. Volunteers with a decent grasp over Picasa will be present to help the participants with any technical help they require with the software. No points will be deducted if the participant seeks technical help from the volunteers. The event is purely a creative event.
Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
Registration Fess : 50/-

1. You need to bring your own camera, mobile or any other accessory you need during the event.
2. You will be given only software and technical help regarding the use of Picasa during MindSpark.
3. The software used for editing photos will be Picasa. It will be provided to the participants.
4. Participants are allowed to participate in more than one category (mobile/professional camera) for this event.
5. The participant may share his/her photos as long as the acknowledgement/copyright notice is kept intact.
6. The event head/coordinators have the right to deny the participant from participating in the event if he feels the above mentioned rules have hampered by the participant.
7. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for further updates.
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Anshika Gupta : +91 94208 76803
Email ID : flash@mind-spark.org

  • The Amazing Race

    The city is a maze and you are free to roam. Decode the clues and the treasure is yours.



    Ever wondered where your tactical brains can be put to use? Looking out for some adrenaline rush? ‘The Amazing Race’ is here! A competitive treasure hunt, the amazing race is a race like no other. It not only requires the skills but also the brains to solve tricky situations. So if you are in for some adventure, The Amazing Race is here for you!
    The event is spread over two days starting from morning hours and will mostly be conducted in the daytime. The elimination rounds will spread over the first day and the first-half of the second day, followed by the finale round in the second-half of day 2.
    Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
    Registration Fess : 100/-
    1. The Event will be monitored by the Amazing Race Team. The team has complete discretion in formulating and applying all rules and penalties. These rules may be modified or altered at the discretion of the Amazing Race Team, if required.
    2. The Participants are expected to follow all the rules and regulations laid by the Motor Vehicles Act. Violations will result in disqualification of the team. Only on producing a valid permanent driving license, the team will be permitted to take part.
    3. If any information provided by the team is found to be false or incorrect, the team will be disqualified.
    4. The timings once recorded by the Amazing Race volunteers will be final. Any arguments with respect to the recorded time will not be entertained.
    5. Physical damage or irresponsible handling such as tearing in part or totality of the checkpoint list will lead to disqualification.
    6. The team spotted littering or throwing garbage along the route of the race, or altering or tampering unnecessarily with any of the natural surroundings will be disqualified.
    7. No outside (non- team member) support is allowed between the start and finish lines of the race. Only the team is allowed in any official race area.
    8. MindSpark Coordinators reserve the right to prohibit a competitor from starting or finishing any segment of the Race on medical grounds. Any such decision of the Race committee is final and binding to everyone involved.
    9. No person can be a part of multiple teams for this event. In case of any clashes, the organizers of the event will not be responsible.
    10. No two teams will be allowed to work on a particular problem together. It is a competition and ultimately each one has to compete with each other.
    11. Participants are requested to strictly follow traffic rules. In case of traffic violation, The Amazing Race team will not help/ be responsible for any further consequences.
    12. The Amazing Race Team reserves the right to impose time penalties or to disqualify teams for conduct in violation of any of these rules and contrary to the best interest of the event. Failure of any team member or a team to immediately and respectfully comply, with any direction or decision of the organizers, will result in disqualification of the team.
    13. MindSpark team will not be responsible for any damage done to people, property or vehicles. The damage has to be reimbursed by the participants.
    14. Some essentials for the event include smartphones with cameras, and other such necessary applications. These will be beneficial for the participants during the event and the participants are requested to carry these with them on their personal responsibility.
    15. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for further updates.

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    Pradnya Hulle: +91 73876 52845
    Premkumar Vemula : +91 94227 35135
    Email ID : amazingrace@mind-spark.org

  • Bidzkreig

    If IPL fascinates you and you dream to own a team, we are here to provide the virtual experience of being a team builder and master bidder!.



    Put your analytical skills to test and select 15 players to create your own cricket team. A limited sum of virtual money will be allotted to each team for placing bids. Each player up for bid will be attributed with specific points and a fixed base price. The team with maximum cumulative points will be the winner.
    Round 1: This round will consist of a written test in the form of multiplechoice questions. Negative marking will be implemented, details to bedisclosed at the time of event. All the questions will be cricket-based.
    Round 2: Qualified teams will have to form a cricket team consisting of atleast 5 bowlers and a maximum of 2 wicket-keepers. There should be at least 5 Indian players. An all-rounder can be considered as a bowler or batsman. Each team will be permitted to buy a maximum of 15 players. If a player has not been bought by any team, that player will not be available for bid again. This round shall consist of 2 parts.
    Part 1: The round will consist auctioning of certain number of marquee players. The bidding process shall be the same as that used for normal players. Each marquee player will have a joker card, which will be awarded to the teams answering a question based on the player correctly. The team holding the joker card will be able to match the maximum bid if they so wish. The joker cards are non-transferable and are to be used only for a particular player.
    Part 2: The round will consist of the auction of the remaining players in theroster.
    Teams will be able to choose more than 15 players only after all other teams have 15 players in their list.
    The team with maximum cumulative points will be the winner.
    Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
    Registration Fess : 100/-

    1. Participants have to bring their valid College ID cards and the registration receipt during reporting.
    2. Participants are allowed to use mobile phones or calculators in the second round.
    3. Cross college teams are allowed. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
    4. Structure of the event may be changed without prior intimation.
    Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly.

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    Neel Thakare : +91 80977 69741
    Rohit Deshmukh : +91 80076 01481
    Email ID : bidzkreig@mind-spark.org

  • LAN Slam

    Aim, strike and win. If gaming is a lifestyle choice and Counter Strike your passion, Winning gives you joy and enemies no compassion. Come LAN Slam!.



    Think of yourself as the master of CS GO? LAN SLAM gives you the opportunity to prove that you are better than others. Here you compete against the likes of yourself, who consider themselves the best. Fight against them to prove your dominance and emerge victorious.
    Role of Terrorists: Plant the bomb (in Rounds 1, 2 and Final) and/or eliminate the opposing team (in all Rounds).
    Role of Counter-Terrorists: Prevent the terrorist from carrying out their objective (in Rounds 1, 2 and Final) or eliminate the opposing team (in all Rounds).

    Round 1:
    6 rounds.
    Map: Mirage
    Sides (Terrorist / Counter-Terrorist): Coin toss. After 3 rounds, teams will be swapped.
    The top eight teams (based on their high scores will qualify to the next round).
    Round 2: (Eight Teams)
    10 rounds.
    Map: Awp_lego
    Sides (Terrorist / Counter-Terrorist): Coin toss. After 5 rounds, teams will be swapped.
    Round 3: (Four Teams)
    10 rounds.
    Map: Inferno
    Sides (Terrorist / Counter-Terrorist): Coin toss. After 5 rounds, teams will be swapped.
    Final Round: (Two Teams)
    30 rounds.
    Map: De_dust2
    Sides (Terrorist / Counter-Terrorist): Coin toss. After 15 rounds, teams will be swapped.
    Team Size : 4 Participants per team
    Registration Fess : 200/-

    1. Counter Strike: Global Offensive will be played in competitive mode.
    2. Participants must not mishandle the computer system. Any damage caused, will lead to direct disqualification and the cost of the damage if any will be paid by the participants.
    3. Use of cheats or any deceitful means will lead to immediate team disqualification.
    4. Use of offensive language by any participant will lead to team disqualification.
    5. Selection procedure will be decided by the organizers and their decision will be final and binding to all.
    6. Participants are requested to bring their own headphones/earphones to the event. Consoles and personal keyboards are also allowed.
    7. Time slots will be given and participants are expected to follow it strictly. If the teams are not punctual and are not present on time, they will be disqualified and the opposing teams will be given a bye.
    8. Participants are expected to give their correct contact details, so as to inform them about the round timings.
    9. Some match rules will be decided by the event heads at that time and will be declared on the spot.
    10. A match draw will be decided by an extra round. Whichever team wins this round will be declared the winner.
    11. Team members can be from same as well as different institutes. But there can be no change of players within teams during the rounds and one person cannot be a part of multiple teams.
    12. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are, therefore, requested to check our official MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Gariel Langstieh : +91 80144 16568
    Amit Dhotre : +91 90290 44119
    Email ID : lanslam@mind-spark.org

  • Bull Run

    Feeling Bullish or Bearish? Invest intuitively and earn virtually, but we promise fulfilling rewards in reality.



    Try your hands at the stock market trading by analyzing different companies and taking the right decisions. This is an event where you get a chance to showcase your stock trading skills using virtual money but real companies.
    Round 1: Round based on the Indian Market.
    Round 2: Elimination round, on the Indian market.
    Round 3: International Market round.
    Details for the rounds will be disclosed on the spot.
    Team Size : Individual Participant
    Registration Fess : 50/-

    1. This is an open-internet competition. Use of mobile phones and other electronic devices is permitted in the competition area.
    2. At the start of the event you will be given 5,00,000 INR in virtual money.
    3. The same virtual money will be used in the international market.
    4. Participants will have to do transactions of the virtual money by selling and buying of shares.
    5. Each participant will be given a sheet of paper-the ‘Transaction sheet’ on which the transactions are to be mentioned before entering the transaction floor. It is mandatory to fill the ‘Transaction sheet’. The transactions cannot be altered after entering the transaction floor.
    6. Participants must carry a valid college ID and the registration receipt to the event.
    7. In case of any dispute, the decision of the judges and organizers will be considered final and binding to all.
    8. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
    9. All undergraduate and postgraduate students are allowed to participate.

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    Akshay Lahoti : +91 99879 85460
    Shubham Singh : +91 72083 72661
    Email ID : bullrun@mind-spark.org

  • Flash

    Every angle tells a different story. Capture the perfect shot and let your camera narrate the story.



    Life lingers in the small moments of happiness that pass us by and photographs take us back to the memories they represent. If you like to capture such memorable moments, then MindSpark provides you the stage to showcase your Talent and capture MindSpark ’16 in your lens.

    1. Event will be held in two categories.
    2. Categories will be:
    i) Mobile Phone
    ii) Professional Camera
    3. Photos equal to or less than 8 Megapixels will be considered under the mobile category.
    4. Photos greater than 8 Megapixels will be considered under the professional camera photos category.
    5. On first day, you’ll be given a small tutorial of Picasa if required.
    6. Due credit will be given to photos which are related to the theme of MindSpark’16 - ‘A Green Expedition’, in both categories.
    Technical Aspect: Picasa will be the official software given to the participants for editing their photos. Focus will be laid on the creativity of the participants and not on the technical knowledge they have of the software. Volunteers with a decent grasp over Picasa will be present to help the participants with any technical help they require with the software. No points will be deducted if the participant seeks technical help from the volunteers. The event is purely a creative event.
    Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
    Registration Fess : 50/-

    1. You need to bring your own camera, mobile or any other accessory you need during the event.
    2. You will be given only software and technical help regarding the use of Picasa during MindSpark.
    3. The software used for editing photos will be Picasa. It will be provided to the participants.
    4. Participants are allowed to participate in more than one category (mobile/professional camera) for this event.
    5. The participant may share his/her photos as long as the acknowledgement/copyright notice is kept intact.
    6. The event head/coordinators have the right to deny the participant from participating in the event if he feels the above mentioned rules have hampered by the participant.
    7. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for further updates.

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    Anshika Gupta : +91 94208 76803
    Email ID : flash@mind-spark.org

Illuminati

Chakravyuh

The toughest labyrinth and the largest open quiz in the city. Face the hardest questions and compete against the sharpest minds.



This is an Open General Knowledge Quiz. Questions will be on History, Current Affairs, Business, Technology, Culture, Music, Politics, Sports etc. This is an open quiz, absolutely anyone can participate.

Round 1: Written elimination round, with no multiple choice questions. No negative marking.
Round 2: Top 6 teams will be selected for the final round, the details of which will be disclosed on the spot.
Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
Registration Fess : 50/-

1. Quiz master’s decision will be final and binding to all.
2. Use of any form of electronic media is strictly not allowed. Any team found in violation will be disqualified on the spot.
3. Participants must bring their registration receipts and valid college IDs while coming to the event.
4. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
5. Decision taken by the judges and organizers will be considered final and binding to all.
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Aman Shaikh : +91 99238 49753
Email ID : chakravyuh@mind-spark.org

Qonnoisseur

Not everyone can understand art and not all can do trivia. If you understand Music, Entertainment, Literature and Arts, then this is the place for you.



This is an Entertainment quiz (MELA quiz) i.e. the topics can basically be categorized into 4 disciplines: music, entertainment, literature and arts.

Round 1: Written elimination round, with no multiple choice questions.
No negative marking.
Round 2: Top 6 teams will be selected for the final round, the details of which will be disclosed on the spot
Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
Registration Fess : 50/-

1. Quiz Master's decision will be final and binding and cannot be challenged.
2. Use of any form of electronic media is strictly disallowed. Any team found in violation will be disqualified on the spot.
3. Participants must bring valid college ID as well their registration receipt while coming to event.
4. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Dhananjay Jagtap : +91 94235 07558
Email ID : qonnoisseur@mind-spark.org

Torquest

Test your technical mettle and engineering knowledge. If you think science is your weapon, and brainstorming your hobby, then prove it to us and become a Techno­Genius!



This is a Science and Technology Quiz. The quiz tests knowledge of the participants in the fields of pure sciences, applied sciences, gadgets, math, engineering and everything else that's Sci-Tech! Emphasis will be given to popular science, since the Quiz is intended for a general audience. Therefore, students from streams other than Science are also encouraged to participate. A few questions, both in the prelims and the finals, will be based on MindSpark’16 theme: ‘A Green Expedition’

Round 1: Written elimination round, with no multiple choice questions.
No negative marking. The participants will have to write their answers on the sheet provided.
Round 2: Top 6 teams will be selected for the final round, the details of which will be disclosed on the spot.
Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
Registration Fess : 50/-

1. Quiz Master's decision will be final and binding and cannot be challenged.
2. Use of any form of electronic media is strictly disallowed. Any team found in violation will be disqualified on the spot.
3. Participants must bring valid college ID as well their registration receipt while coming to event.
4. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Divij Ghose : +91 95270 48212
Email ID : torquest@mind-spark.org

  • Chakravyuh

    The toughest labyrinth and the largest open quiz in the city. Face the hardest questions and compete against the sharpest minds.



    This is an Open General Knowledge Quiz. Questions will be on History, Current Affairs, Business, Technology, Culture, Music, Politics, Sports etc. This is an open quiz, absolutely anyone can participate.

    Round 1: Written elimination round, with no multiple choice questions. No negative marking.
    Round 2: Top 6 teams will be selected for the final round, the details of which will be disclosed on the spot.
    Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
    Registration Fess : 50/-

    1. Quiz master’s decision will be final and binding to all.
    2. Use of any form of electronic media is strictly not allowed. Any team found in violation will be disqualified on the spot.
    3. Participants must bring their registration receipts and valid college IDs while coming to the event.
    4. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’16 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
    5. Decision taken by the judges and organizers will be considered final and binding to all.

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    Aman Shaikh : +91 99238 49753
    Email ID : chakravyuh@mind-spark.org

  • Qonnoisseur

    Not everyone can understand art and not all can do trivia. If you understand Music, Entertainment, Literature and Arts, then this is the place for you.



    This is an Entertainment quiz (MELA quiz) i.e. the topics can basically be categorized into 4 disciplines: music, entertainment, literature and arts.

    Round 1: Written elimination round, with no multiple choice questions.
    No negative marking.
    Round 2: Top 6 teams will be selected for the final round, the details of which will be disclosed on the spot
    Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
    Registration Fess : 50/-

    1. Quiz Master's decision will be final and binding and cannot be challenged.
    2. Use of any form of electronic media is strictly disallowed. Any team found in violation will be disqualified on the spot.
    3. Participants must bring valid college ID as well their registration receipt while coming to event.
    4. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Dhananjay Jagtap : +91 94235 07558
    Email ID : qonnoisseur@mind-spark.org

  • Torquest

    Test your technical mettle and engineering knowledge. If you think science is your weapon, and brainstorming your hobby, then prove it to us and become a Techno­Genius!



    This is a Science and Technology Quiz. The quiz tests knowledge of the participants in the fields of pure sciences, applied sciences, gadgets, math, engineering and everything else that's Sci-Tech! Emphasis will be given to popular science, since the Quiz is intended for a general audience. Therefore, students from streams other than Science are also encouraged to participate. A few questions, both in the prelims and the finals, will be based on MindSpark’16 theme: ‘A Green Expedition’

    Round 1: Written elimination round, with no multiple choice questions.
    No negative marking. The participants will have to write their answers on the sheet provided.
    Round 2: Top 6 teams will be selected for the final round, the details of which will be disclosed on the spot.
    Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
    Registration Fess : 50/-

    1. Quiz Master's decision will be final and binding and cannot be challenged.
    2. Use of any form of electronic media is strictly disallowed. Any team found in violation will be disqualified on the spot.
    3. Participants must bring valid college ID as well their registration receipt while coming to event.
    4. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Divij Ghose : +91 95270 48212
    Email ID : torquest@mind-spark.org

Prodigium

Genius Jr.

An insight into the engineering world, for the young minds of the city. Aptitude, Skill and Knowledge are the only ways out in this maze of tricky questions.

Sudoku

9 numbers, 81 squares, 6,670,903,752,021,072,936,960 combinations. This 9x9 grid gets more exciting with each accomplished level.



To all Sudoku lovers: Here is a great chance to show your Sudoku solving ability. Sudoku is considered one of the best logical puzzles played world-wide! Gear up to face those 9 numbers which are all fighting for the right spot on the 9x9 grid as time ticks away! This gets even harder with the changing types of Sudoku as you proceed to the next rounds. So get ready to have a great time solving some interesting, mind-boggling, invigorating puzzles.

Round 1: It will consist of the team solving the most rudimentary 9x9 grid Sudoku. The selection criteria will be the accuracy and the speed in solving the puzzle.
Rounds 2 & 3: These rounds will too have same selection criteria with increasing difficulty in the puzzles accompanied by a change in their grid style. Details regarding type and time for the puzzle will be disclosed on the spot.
Team Size : Individual participation
Registration Fess : 50/-

1. Overwriting is not allowed.
2. You are not allowed to bring rough papers.
3. All necessary materials will be provided at the time of the event.
4. Decisions taken by event heads and coordinators will be considered final and binding to all.
5. Rules and structure of event may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website(www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
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Apurva Dixit : +91 80551 47654
Amruta Patil : +91 97672 37744
Email ID : sudoku@mind-spark.org

Googler

Find the answers to the most trivial questions. The answer lies in your ability to use Google in the most efficient way.



‘Google’ is the world’s most powerful search engine. Do you have the ability to utilize it the best? Here is our challenge to make everyone aware of the power of GOOGLE and also to test their technical as well as general knowledge. Find out how many questions you can make Google answer for you.

Round 1: 10 questions to be answered in 10 minutes using Google.
Round 2: 5 questions to be answered in 5 minutes using Google.
Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
Registration Fess : 50/-

1. Teams are expected to maintain decorum. We reserve the right to disqualify any team found misbehaving.
2. In case of any disputes, the decision of event heads and judges will be final and binding to all.
3. Rules of the event may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
4. Participants must carry their college ID card and the registration receipt.
5. Participants must be present on time at the given venue. Late entries will not be entertained.
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Shweta Pable : +91 81497 47218
Apoorva Kulkarni : +91 99750 67741
Email ID : googler@mind-spark.org

  • Genius Jr.

    An insight into the engineering world, for the young minds of the city. Aptitude, Skill and Knowledge are the only ways out in this maze of tricky questions.

  • Sudoku

    9 numbers, 81 squares, 6,670,903,752,021,072,936,960 combinations. This 9x9 grid gets more exciting with each accomplished level.



    To all Sudoku lovers: Here is a great chance to show your Sudoku solving ability. Sudoku is considered one of the best logical puzzles played world-wide! Gear up to face those 9 numbers which are all fighting for the right spot on the 9x9 grid as time ticks away! This gets even harder with the changing types of Sudoku as you proceed to the next rounds. So get ready to have a great time solving some interesting, mind-boggling, invigorating puzzles.

    Round 1: It will consist of the team solving the most rudimentary 9x9 grid Sudoku. The selection criteria will be the accuracy and the speed in solving the puzzle.
    Rounds 2 & 3: These rounds will too have same selection criteria with increasing difficulty in the puzzles accompanied by a change in their grid style. Details regarding type and time for the puzzle will be disclosed on the spot.
    Team Size : Individual participation
    Registration Fess : 50/-

    1. Overwriting is not allowed.
    2. You are not allowed to bring rough papers.
    3. All necessary materials will be provided at the time of the event.
    4. Decisions taken by event heads and coordinators will be considered final and binding to all.
    5. Rules and structure of event may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’16 website(www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.

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    Apurva Dixit : +91 80551 47654
    Amruta Patil : +91 97672 37744
    Email ID : sudoku@mind-spark.org

  • Googler

    Find the answers to the most trivial questions. The answer lies in your ability to use Google in the most efficient way.



    ‘Google’ is the world’s most powerful search engine. Do you have the ability to utilize it the best? Here is our challenge to make everyone aware of the power of GOOGLE and also to test their technical as well as general knowledge. Find out how many questions you can make Google answer for you.

    Round 1: 10 questions to be answered in 10 minutes using Google.
    Round 2: 5 questions to be answered in 5 minutes using Google.
    Team Size : Max 2 Participants per team
    Registration Fess : 50/-

    1. Teams are expected to maintain decorum. We reserve the right to disqualify any team found misbehaving.
    2. In case of any disputes, the decision of event heads and judges will be final and binding to all.
    3. Rules of the event may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
    4. Participants must carry their college ID card and the registration receipt.
    5. Participants must be present on time at the given venue. Late entries will not be entertained.

    get_appContent

    Shweta Pable : +91 81497 47218
    Apoorva Kulkarni : +91 99750 67741
    Email ID : googler@mind-spark.org