The annual national techno-managerial symposium IBETO (Innovations for a Better Tomorrow) as part of the tech fest EXCEL 2014 hosted by the Government Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara, was inaugurated on Monday. KSIDC executive director Thomas Kutty launched the third edition of the symposium along with the EXCEL 2014 logo.
College principal V P Devassia, staff in charge of Excel 2014 Aparna Devi, IEEE Kochi chairman Suresh Nair, IEEE Kochi secretary Shahim Baker also spoke on the occasion.
IBETO is a contest of ideas from college and school level students across the nation, said the organisers. Shortlisted teams are provided with technical and financial aid. The launch was followed by a presentation from last year’s winning team ‘Pulse of a Billion Kit’.
The project was aimed at providing quality doctor diagnosis to patients in rural areas using high end yet technologies. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Muhammed Zeeshan, chairman, EXCEL 2014.
IBETO junior is a school level version of its parent event, which encourages school students from all over India to send in their abstracts. The deadlines for submitting the abstracts for IBETO and IBETO junior are March 25 and April 30 respectively. For more details log on to www.excelmec.org/ibeto2014 or contact 9746834201.