Kathmandu, July 6, 2017: Digitronix Nepal in coordination with four engineering colleges of Kathmandu is all set to organize Second All Nepal FPGA Design Competition 2017 on July 15 at Kathford International College of Engineering and Management, Balkumari, Lalitpur.
The contest aims to promote the FPGA Development Technology/Skills in Nepali students, enhance the FPGA research and development environment, and explore skills and opportunities on FPGA and hardware design among students and professionals in Nepal.
The winner of the contest will be awarded a cash prize of NRs. 20,000. Similarly, the first runner-up will receive Rs. 10,000 whereas the second runner-up will get Rs. 7000 along with Xilinx ZedBoard FPGA training module. All the participants will get certification for participation. Added to this, the winners and some of the selected participants will be eligible to get internships from Digitronix Nepal in cooperation with Xilinx University Program Centres at different engineering college of Nepal.
The timeline of the contest:
- Deadline for Project Registration: July 10, 2017 (Ashadh 26,2074)
- Pre-Project Demonstration: July 13, 2017 (Ashadh 28, 2074)
- Final Demonstration and Prize Distribution: Saturday, July 15, 2017 (Ashadh 31,2074)
In the pre-project demonstration round, the participants will have short demonstration and Jury will select some of the projects for the final round. A respected jury panel will finalize three projects based on hardware resource utilization, optimization, and operation/function of the project. The prize distribution will be held on the Final day itself in presence of respected guests from Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University.
“This Second All Nepal FPGA Design Competition 2017 will let enthusiasts, students and researcher to explore on the implication of FPGA,” shared Dr. Madhu Sudan Kayastha, Principal of Kathford International College of Engineering and Management. Similarly, Pradeep Adhikari, Acting Principal of National College of Engineering echoed Kayastha’s opinion and expressed confidence that the contest will surely drag national initiatives on FPGA research and development in Nepal.
Meanwhile, according to Deepesh Man Shakya, FPGA Design Expert, Xilinx Inc. Ireland “The Design Contest will enhance the FPGA design skills of enthusiasts in Nepal with the latest technologies and competitiveness.” Krishna Gaihre, Contest Coordinator, Digitronix Nepal, expressed hope that this contest will push the research initiatives on FPGA design and development environment to the next level.
Himalaya College of Engineering had won the first national FPGA Design Contest held last year.