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Mar 26, 2020
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IIT Gandhinagar launches Project 'Isaac' to engage students in creative projects during Corona lockdown

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Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) has launched Project Isaac to engage its students in creative projects to enhance their critical skills while they are confined to their homes because of Corona virus.

The official release said, the project is inspired by Sir Isaac Newton, who was similarly sent home by Trinity College, Cambridge, because of the Great Plague of London in 1665. During this year, Newton, then a 22-year-old college student developed some of his most profound discoveries, including early calculus, as well as his theories of optics and gravity.

As part of the project, four different competitions are being organized by IIT, Gandhinagar to cultivate new skills among students regarding writing, painting, coding, music, creative expression, and so on. Students can take part in competitions online. Nearly 40 per cent of IITGN students are already participating in various activities, which are entirely voluntary. 


AIR correspondent reports, under Project Isaac, the IIT, Gandhinagar has introduced several exciting and fun contests with daily prizes and rewards for its students. Director, IITGN Prof Sudhir Jain, said, Project Isaac is a model for academic institutions worldwide to explore ways to engage students in the midst of the pandemic. He said, in 12 Days of Code competition, students work for 24 hours on new coding problems released daily. In Leadership Video Challenge, students watch handpicked Ted/TedX talks on leadership and write about it. The other one is ‘Don’t Quarantine Your Cornea!, in which students write reviews of TV shows episode/movie/documentary/web series of their choice. Mr Jain added The Project Showcase will culminate in a massive talent contest once students return to campus. Nearly 40 per cent of IITGN students are already participating in various activities, which are entirely voluntary.  
 

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