The Jamia Millia Islamia team designs a mathematical board game for ages 12 and up, wins the competition


A team of three students from the civil engineering department at Jamia Millia Islamia College (JMI) won the Toycathon 2021 competition by designing a math board game for children over 12, according to NDTV reports.

The ‘Evident’ team led by Sarthak Kumar along with members Nikhil Yadav and Alziyan Ansari will receive prizes worth Rs 50 lakhs for winning the competition.

Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar congratulated the winning team and added that the university has played an important role in nation-building since its inception.

“JMI always promotes innovation and strives to bring out the hidden talent of its students to shape them to become successful and responsible citizens,” an official statement said.

Toycathon-2021 was jointly launched by the Ministry of Education with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on January 5, 2021, to research ideas for innovative toys and games.

The event aimed to boost the toy industry in India and help the country gain a larger share of the toy market.

“Today we also import around 80 percent of our toys. That is, millions of the country’s rupees are spent on them. Today, the world wants to understand the current potential of toys. “India, India’s art-culture, Indian society in a better way. Our toy and game industry can play a big role in this,” the Prime Minister said, addressing the participants. of the Toycathon-2021 via videoconference earlier last week.

About 1.2 lakh participants from across India registered and submitted over 17,000 ideas for the 2021 Toycathon, of which 1,567 ideas were shortlisted for the online grand finale of the three-day Toycathon, which will take place. is held from June 22-24. However, after the final, only 117 ideas were ultimately accepted.

(With contributions from agencies)

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