Vivekand Institute in Mumbai (http://www.ieee-vesit.org/) wins the First Prize for IEEE student branch web site.
It is a proud moment for India. I am particularly happy that the less-endowed Institution like Vivekananda Institute managed to win the prize. It only shows that access to resources is not a limitation for excellence.
The site has excellent, but aesthetically done graphics, complies to W3C standards, WAP-enabled, and, has versions in multiple languages; they even help blind with a special version of the site!
It should serve as a clarion call to the established Institutions that they can not “relax”; and, a reminder to the small, upcoming and less endowed Institutions, that they too can compete and win, if they have the grit!
The award winners are as follows
First Place VESIT Bombay, India
Second Place Auburn University Auburn, Alabama
Third Place University of British Columbia British Columbia, Canada
Runner Up Places
Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz, Mexico
Ryerson University, Canada
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria Lima, Peru
New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, Illinois
Universiti Tecknologi Malaysia
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, India