• Register with your Aakaar-ID as a team of one or two.
  • It is a two-stage competition.
  • Round-1: Identify a problem/topic in any of the civil engineering fields and work on it to give a solution. The problem might be as simple as suggesting a not-so- known application of a research work done in the recent years or an idea to bring sustainability in the current techniques. Identify the problems and issues that are faced on field and give some plausible solutions to those problems.
  • While registering for the competition, state the problem/topic you are going to work on. You must also state the need to address the problem and the impact it would make once the problem is solved. Finalists will be selected based on the problem and the supporting statements.
  • Accepting Registrations .
  • Round-2: Selected students have to pay the nominal registration fee of 200 per team.
  • Final poster has to be made following the rules and sent to the organizers within the prescribed deadline.

The theme of the technical poster presentation is “Attaining sustainability in Civil Engineering practices and techniques”

Fields under the theme are broadly classified as follows:

1. Resilient Infrastructure
2. Smart Transportation Services
3. Smart construction techniques
4. Sustainable techniques in Concrete technology
5. Green Buildings
6. Zero Energy Buildings
7. Construction Management
8. Water conservation techniques
9. Soil stabilization techniques
10. Applications of GIS and remote sensing and many more

Failure to abide by the following rules will disqualify the poster:

  1. Each poster may be no larger than A2 poster (42 x 59.4cm). Posters may be assembled using A4, A5 paper panels.
  2. The poster must be able to stand free on a supporting table by means of one or more vertically hinged joints separating the poster into multiple panels, or by physical supports attached to the back of the poster that are not visible from the front of the poster.
  3. Everything to be conveyed must be on the poster and no other materials are allowed.
  4. However, ethical policies require credit (acknowledgements) to be given on the poster for any assistance by other students or advisors.
  5. The name and affiliation of the author must be in a prominent place on the Poster.

  • The poster should be prepared so that it is easily understood in the absence of the author.
  • Neither the author nor any other individuals may be present during the judging.
  • Judging criteria are based solely on the content of the front of the poster.

The judging criteria will depend on the following aspects:

    1. ORIGINALITY: How original is the concept presented in this poster? Or, how original is the new approach to an old problem?
    2. SIGNIFICANCE: How significant are the poster's conclusions in increasing understanding of a particular technique or the solution?
    3. PRESENTATION: How logical are the ideas presented in this poster? How interesting is the manner of presentation?
    4. METHODS: If applicable, how suitable is the research design for the stated objectives, and how appropriate are any statistical techniques applied?
    5. VISUAL IMPACT: How effective is this poster visually?


  • In any case, the decision of the organizers is abiding and would be deemed final
  • Team Aakaar holds the right to change any rule or restructure the problem statement if required. However, the participants would be informed the same through email.