Rules for I Round of Poster Presentation to be held at Zonal Host Institutes

A poster is a graphically based approach to presenting research. In presenting your topic with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of the topic. Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use "visuals" (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your "story."

General Rules:

1. All participants must carry their institute I-cards at all times.

2. No requests for registrations will be entertained after the stipulated deadline.

3. Participants are requested to be present at the venue atleast 30 minutes prior to the start of each event.

4. Use of any unfair means or non-compliance to rules will result in immediate disqualification.

5. Students must maintain the decorum.

6. The Organising Committee reserves the right to disallow any participant from the competition if they fail to comply with any rules and regulations of the competition/without assigning any reasons.

7. The decision of the judges will be final and binding on all participants.

Rules for Poster :

1. One participant per poster is allowed.

2. The poster can be either handmade or printed on a Flex. The dimension for poster is the 1m (height) by 2m (width). Posters must be in landscape layout.

3. Each poster must be mounted in the allocated room and/or in the space marked for the poster ID. Mounting arrangements to be done by participants.

4. All text should be readable at a distance of approximately 1.5 m (use letters 10 mm height)

5. One of the participants must always be present at poster side during scheduled poster presentation time.

6. The maximum time duration for explaining the poster will be 10 mins (8 min for explanation + 2 min for question-answer)

7. The poster must bear Poster Title, Name/s of participant and College which must be positioned at top-center of the poster.

8. Submit an abstract with not more than 200 words and the soft copy of poster in image format before the zonal round of the poster presentation to with the subject of format -‘Abstract – Title of poster author’s name’ and name of the institute.

9. Describe following parts of the project/study on the poster, including why the outcome did or did not work as expected.

Each poster must have Abstract (brief summary of objectives, methods, results, and conclusions

10. The aspects considered in the competition are: Technical content of poster, Presentation skills, Poster format and appearance.

11. The idea that is submitted for the contest should not be previously published or presented at any other place that secures copyright of the idea. If any sort of plagiarism or copyright issues found for your submission, we would not be considering them.

12. Declaration : The authors should bring the following certificate duly countersigned by the Mentors and Head of Department on institute’s letterhead and submit to the coordinator of the event in the day of presentation failing which they will be disqualified.

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