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East Zone Print Olympiad 2022 Hosted by Regional Institute of Printing Technology (RIPT), Kolkata

04 July 2022: East Zone Print Olympiad 2022 is hosted by the Regional Institute of Printing Technology, Kolkata. The first round of primary selections was conducted at virtual platform on 5th June, 2022. Conducted for creating the spirit of competition in the students, Print Olympiad is the annual feature of Offset Printers’ Association (OPA). The event was coordinated by Shankhya Debnath, Lecturer, Department of Printing Technology, RIPT, Kolkata and Prof. Arpitam Chatterjee, Associate Professor, Dept of Printing Engineering, Jadavpur University.

Welcoming the audience Prof. (Dr) Anjan Kumar Baral, National Coordinator of Print Olympiad said, after the successful 4 iteration of the most unique and one of a kind program, the Print Olympiad, this year OPA has taken forward this event to its 5th iteration. With a vision to spread the message of print education and to inspire young minds of this country to choose print education as their career, ideated the one-of-a-kind and unique concept of a completely online regional Print Olympiad for all the four reasons. Thereafter National Finale will be organized to get the ‘Top Print Student of the Country’.

Students who are presently studying in Diploma, B.Voc, D.Voc, B.E., B.Tech in printing and packaging technology in states of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands were eligible to participate in the biggest talent hunt for the upcoming printers of India. A total of 20 students from various institutes in the Eastern India registered for the event. They belonged to the Department of Printing Technology, Regional Institute of Printing Technology, Kolkata, the Department of Printing engineering, Jadavpur University and Nalbari Polytechnic, Assam.

The event was inaugurated by Prof. Saikar Maitra, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata. Mr Sandip Kumar Sanyal, IPP of WBMPA was the Guest of Honour. Prof Maitra expressed in happiness over conducting such a unique program and wished all the students best wishes. In his inaugural address he emphasized on the important role of printing technology in spreading education among the masses.

The entire event was conducted online and question papers were given to the students online just before starting the exam and they had to answer 50 questions within 30 minutes time, with their phone and/or PC cameras open at all times so that the exam may be completely proctored and adoption of any unfair means may be prevented.

The first round was judged by a panel of eminent judges from industry and academia, which included Prof Diptendu Chowdhury, Ex-Principal of RIPT, Brundaban Behera, Director of Print Tech Offset (P) Ltd., Odisha and Dhrubajit Kalita, Lecturer at Nalbari Polytechnic Assam.

Vote of thanks was proposed by Ashwani Gupta, General Secretary of Jalandhar Printers Association and Director of Choice Books & Printers (P) Ltd. The event was attended by multiple members of the industry and academia and many students of printing technology.

The judges short-listed top 7 students from the region and Prof Kamal Chopra announced the names of these student being eligible for 2nd round of competition – Pinky Adak, Subhajit Banerjee, Abhinandan Bhatta, Suranjana Maity all from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Tuhin Das, Manabendra Sarkar and Souvik Mondal all from RIPT, Kolkata.

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