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Achievements & Accolades


2019 - 2020

Science Olympiad Foundation Winners

Architha Panikkar of Class 6 won the NSO International Gold Medal and a Cash prize of Rs 50000/-

Siddharth L Pai of Class 12 won the ICSO Zonal Gold Medal and a Cash prize of Rs. 10000/-

Spandan Jena of Class 5 won the following in the SOF Examinations held
  • NCO – Zonal Bronze Medal and a Cash prize of Rs 250/-
  • NSO Zonal Gold Medal and a Cash prize of Rs 5000/-
  • IMO International Gold Medal and a Gift voucher
  • Academics Excellence Scholarship of Rs. 5000/-
Tanish Singh Khurana of Class 9 won the following in the SOF Examinations held
  • NCO International Silver Medal and a cash award of Rs 25000/-
  • NSO Zonal Bronze Medal and a Cash prize of Rs. 1000/-
  • Academics Excellence Scholarship of Rs. 5000/-

Inceptra

Friday, 5 July 2019, marked the second edition of NPS HSR's biannual Commerce and Arts Fest - Inceptra 2019. Our students once again excelled in the second edition of this fest, bagging twice the number of prizes.

In Infiltrate where participants had to decipher complex codes and solve intricately made puzzles in order to capture a flag, our team of Yeshas Paramesh, Nitin Rajasekar, Aravinth S and Mohit Gupta placed second despite receiving two lesser clues.

Debating is more than just expressing your opinion. It is about being given an opinion and forced to defend it. Our team of Raghav Muthukumar, Jainish Malhotra and Suvan Dural Jha did just that as everyone watched them whip their way into the finals eventually coming second.

Everyone is equal in the eyes of law. However if you ever find yourself on the wrong side of it and need a lawyer look no further than our exceptional team of Aayush Gupta and Tarun Ashok who successfully outlawed everyone else and placed first in Corpus Juris, the law event.

It takes great skill to buy players but even more skill to win without players that you wanted to buy. Harsh Sood and Vedant R are prime examples of this as, despite losing Messi in the auction they didn't give up and went on to strike first place in the gaming event.

Meraki

Meraki, a fashion event conducted by the Ignite India Foundation was held on Saturday, 13 July 2019. Out of the 40 teams that participated in the event, the NPS INR team consisting of Ishita Vora, Niveditha Padmanabhan, Nikita Rao and Aripra Rao once again did the school proud for the second year in a row by bagging the third position. Every member of this exceptional team received vouchers and a cash prize of Rs 5000 each. In the Art exhibition category, out of 250 participants, Niveditha Padmanabhan also received a special mention.

Prasiddhi Quiz

The Prasiddhi Quiz was held on Friday, 5 July 2019 at Prasiddhi School. Over 80 teams of students from classes 8, 9 and 10 took part in the event. Our exceptional team consisting of Vishnu Sampathkumar and Dhyan Vyas of Class 10 were placed first in the event, winning a rolling trophy and two individual trophies.

Transcendence

St Joseph’s Boys High School conducted its science fest Transcendence, on 21st and 22nd June 2019. Once again, the students of our school did us proud.

PS4, the gaming event required participants to strike it out in several rounds of FIFA. Our students of Class 12 did exceptionally well with Harsh Sood bagging the second position and Jayant Venkat securing the first position.

Board Room the business event, required participants to pitch their chosen product and showcase their business aptitude. Yeshash Paramesh and Samhith V of grade 12 seized the second position.

In Psych Oh, the psychology event, Suvan Dural Jha and Mayur D of grade 12 attained the second place.

In Code Blooded, the coding event, our students proved their computational proves by coming first. The team consisted of Dhruv Srikanth, Parth Arora, Amod Holla and Preethi CD all of class 12.

In the debate event, the Bench, our team of Siddharth Pai and Raghav Muthukumar both of class 12 bagged the first position yet again

In the event Hardwired, our brilliant team of Sanidhya Dwivedi of grade 11 and Ankith Varun, Nitin Rajasekar and Abhiram Ravi all of grade 12 secured the first place.

The same was replicated in Square Up, the puzzle event that required participants to come up with practical solutions, our school bagged first position yet again. The team comprised of Anshul Panda, L Lakshmanan and M Sai Aashrith Reddy of class 12.

Kanna at Intel ISEF 2019

Viswesh Krishna and Vrishab Krishna won a Grand Award securing the Third Place Recognition at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2019 (Intel ISEF) in the category of Translational Medical Sciences for their project Kanna - A Deep Learning Approach for Screening Amblyopia using Facial Images. They were awarded a $1000 cash prize and also awarded an Honourable Mention in the Special Award Category by the American Statistical Association for the statistical analysis of their results.

Their ISEF project can be found here.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef) unites the top young scientific minds, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where doctoral-level scientists review and judge their work.

Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 80 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $5 million in prizes at Intel ISEF. The competition focuses on identifying, inspiring, and engaging the world's next STEM generation.

Millions of students in grades 9-12 or equivalent worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs. The winners of these events go on to participate in 420 Society-affiliated regional and state fairs, from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF. Each affiliated fair may send a pre-determined number of projects to Intel ISEF (as factored by participation and high school population) to compete in 22 different categories.

Intel ISEF alumni have gone on to receive some of the world's most esteemed academic honors, including one Nobel Prize, one Breakthrough Prize, three National Medals of Science, and six MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and are involved in most groundbreaking scientific research.

Kanna: A Novel Method to Detect Amblyopia

Kanna is pre-screening tool developed by Viswesh Krishna of Class 12 and Vrishab Krishna of Class 10 to detect amblyopia in children. Amblyopia is an eye disorder which causes an eye to slowly deteriorate leading to blindness. It is a world-wide issue affecting more than a 100 million children all across the world with 16 million cases in India alone. Detecting amblyopia in children is crucial as it can be cured only if detected before the age of eight.

Viswesh and Vrishab have developed a screening tool that can effectively detect amblyopia using just images from a smartphone. Through machine learning algorithms which incorporate artificial intelligence, they have made the screening process incredibly efficient. Kanna was showcased at the Confederation of Indian Industries – India Innovation Summit, a nationwide event based on the impact of future technologies. Kanna is currently being tested at the Sankara Eye Hospital in association with Dr. Kaushik Murali and his team.

They have also presented their project at the IRIS National Fair on 2nd – 4th December 2018 in Delhi, India’s largest research-based science fair for students. They won a Grand Award at the fair and will now represent India at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

Iris Grand Award: https://twitter.com/TeamIndiaISEF/status/1070215896168321024

Kanna in the news: https://www.deccanherald.com/city/teens-app-spot-eye-defect-kids-716531.html