WorldSkills 2017: Chennai boy to participate in ‘Skill Olympics’

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Chennai-based student Harsha Prabakaran has got an opportunity to represent India in the electronics category at Worldskills 2017 , more popularly known as ” Skill Olympics . “Worldskills 2017 will take place in Abu Dhabi in October.

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It will see participation from over 77 countries across the globe in 50 different skills. The runner-up in the selection is Sumir Kumar Jha from Delhi. Prabakaran is an electronics engineer from the Chennai Institute Of Technology. The four-day pre-selection for the championship was organised by Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI), Emtech Foundation and Delhi Technological University, New Delhi.

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The two contenders had to prove their mettle over a 17-hour task, which included schematic design, PCB design, embedded system programming, fault finding, repair and measurement. The ceremony for felicitating the winners saw participation of Manoj Kumar, director, Department of Technical Training & Education (DTTE) , S K Garg, pro-vice Chancellor, DTU, N K Mohapatra, CEO-ESSCI, Yogender Pal Singh, electronics expert and Naveen Kumar, technical consultant, ESSCI.

Before the final event, Prabhakaran will undergo training at international electronics manufacturing firms to meet Skill Olympics’ standards. Prabhakaran will meet PM Narendera Modi on July 15 before the final event.

By Baishakhi Dutta

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