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April 23, 2018 Monday 02:31:57 PM IST

IIIT Delhi Team Wins Microsoft Imagine Cup India Finals

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New Delhi: Microsoft India, on Monday, concluded the 16th edition of Imagine Cup. Imagine Cup is a competition  where the student developers can use their creativity and passion to solve real world problems and turn their ideas into reality.

RealVol (IIIT Delhi), DrugSafe (RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru), and Practikality (Amity International School, Gurgaon) are the winners of the India chapter of the competition. These student teams will represent India at the Imagine Cup finals in U.S.A. and compete for $ 100,000 prize money and a mentoring session with Satya Nadella. 

"Imagine Cup is a true reflection of how the youth with their entrepreneurial capabilities are taking a lead in building solutions for real life challenges. Microsoft is helping them with right tools and skill sets to be able to pursue their passion of becoming successful entrepreneurs," said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.

The organisers said that this time, there was a rising interest for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies like Cognitive Services and Chatbots among Indian students. 

This year's Imagine Cup, according to Microsoft India, also witnessed an increased participation from girl students, elevating the diversity ratio of the contest to 64 percent.

(Source: Various News Agencies)