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Theme Based Contest – III

Dear Readers,
The theme for the third installment of the Theme Based Contest is “Fashion in Grad School”. Given the huge disparity in the submissions we received for the previous installments of this contest, we have decided that this time around, we will not be imposing any limitation. You are welcome to submit either prose or poetry, or both. Each category will be judged independently.

Mail your submissions to
The deadline for submissions is November 20, 2012. So pick up your pens and get the creative juices flowing!


Voices Team

CodeforScience India: A Nation-wide competition

Could you face the nationwide challenge and compete to win exciting prizes? We think YES!

CodeforScience-India is about coding to help researchers do what they do best: make new discoveries and contribute to science. The challenge comprises of two parts, Concept Formulation (which is now closed) and Application Development. The ‘Concept Formulation Round’ of CodeforScience-India received exceptional response from participants all across India. It is now time to move on to the Application Development Round from June 6 – July 15, which is another opportunity to showcase your talent and win exciting prizes upto Rs. 1,50,000! That’s not all…Our sponsors NVIDIA and Microsoft Research have special prizes for you.

Whether you participated in the ‘Concept Formulation Round’ or not, we invite you to participate in the ‘Application Development Round’. The challenge is open to professors, students, developers, and researchers in India with all levels of programming experience and subject matter expertise. Submissions will be judged by a panel of science experts from renowned academic institutions and commercial organization in India.

Check out the existing apps on the Applications Gallery and the eligible concept entries from Concept Formulation Round. You are free to use any of the eligible concept entries to build your application. Remember, resources such as SciVerse API documentation and sample codes, NVIDIA’s  CUDA documentation, and Microsoft Academic Search API documentation are available on

This is an opportunity to show-off your creative talent and help accelerate science. Winners will be recognized and awarded by renowned experts from institutions across India and the winning apps will be showcased to over 15 million worldwide users of ScienceDirect and Scopus. So please join us in helping researchers do less searching and more discovering.

Regardless of participation in the challenge, we invite you to the CFS TALK & AWARDS on Sunday, 29 July at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore to learn about the latest tools and approaches that impact changes in the scientific research workflow. Tickets are free. So hurry up and register to book your seats!

So spread the word and we hope to see you represent your institution in this competition!

Check out the latest News about the competition. Please register your e-mail at ‘Stay Informed’ to receive the latest updates.


Team CodeforScience India


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Award ceremony of the Jed-i Project Challenge 2012

I am happy to invite you to attend the Award ceremony of the Jed-i Project Challenge 2012, on June 15th. Enclosing the invitation. The JPC is an annual event to showcase and recognise the best final year BE projects from around the country. The event is in academic partnership with IISc.

A short summary:
  • Out of 220+ registered projects from 23 states, we have a shortlist of 69 projects from 49 colleges from 18 states, who will assemble at the JN Tata auditorium on June 15th for a day long expo and evaluation.
  • The award ceremony is on the same day evening, 5.30pm to 7.30 pm, with a clutch of excellent speakers: Prof. Vidyasagar (recently nominated as FRS), two tech entrepreneurs (former MIT TR-35 Fellows) and a TED Fellow, artist, Aparna Rao, with Prof. Roddam Narasimha, FRS giving away the Awards
I do hope you will be able to participate this year, 
best regards,
Dr. Swami Manohar
Managing Director,
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