LOCKDOWN – IIT Gandhinagar has launched “PROJECT ISSAC” to engage students confined to their rooms or homes in productive activities. This project is inspired by Issac Newton(the famous physics Scientist who discovered gravity and gave the 3 laws of motion), who was similarly sent home by trinity college, Cambridge, because of the Great plague of London in 1665.
As all classes and all other activities being suspended till march 31 due to coronavirus, The Indian Institutes Of Technology(IIT) Gandhinagar has launched the project named”Project Issac” to engage students who are getting bore and confined to their rooms or homes in productive activities. More than 350 years ago, a 22 -years old student by the name of Issac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge found himself confined to his home, just as so many IITGN Students discover themselves today. Trinity sent its students home amidst the great plague of London, which would decimate nearly a quarter of the city population between 1665-1666. Meanwhile, we are introducing some exciting and fun challenges for students around leadership, coding, and writing, which are increasingly critical skills necessary for professional success.
LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE IN LOCKDOWN
Watch handpicked ted/tedX talks on leadership and write a 50-100 word summary/insight/observation/reaction to the video.
DON’T QUARANTINE YOUR CORNEA!!
Watch a tv show episode/movie/documentary/web series that you love, write a 300-500 word review of it.
The project Issac showcase will celebrate and showcase the best and the most creative work products generated by students during the extended break. Creative products produced by students between March 15-30 are eligible.
12 DAYS OF CODE
New coding problems will be released every day at 4:00 P.M. and will be available for 24 hours over the next 12 days. Earn some cool swag and cookies. One cash prize (Rs 100) for the top contestant and one prize selected randomly from the top 10 contestants daily. Also, win T-shirts and larger prizes at the conclusion of the contest.