Infosys conducts Architectural Design Competition for students
Bangalore November 29, 2004: Infosys Technologies continued its tradition of encouraging young talent through another ‘first - of its - kind’ initiative - an Architectural Design Competition. Infosys invited final year students from nine premier architecture colleges across India to submit conceptual proposals. The proposals would be considered for exteriors and interiors of avant garde buildings to be constructed in the various Infosys development centers across India. An esteemed panel of judges including Mr. Narayana Murthy, Mr. T. V. Mohandas Pai and renowned architects such as Mr. Hafeez Contractor and Mr. Ravindra Kumar adjudged the competition.
A team of five from Goa College of Architecture won the first prize of Rs 2. 5 lakh. Students from C. E. P. T Ahmedabad and the team from R. V. C. E, Bangalore, shared the second prize of Rs. 1. 25 lakh. A consolation prize of Rs 20,000 was distributed to students of the remaining colleges who participated in the competition.
Congratulating the students on the occasion, Mr T. V. Mohandas Pai, Chief Financial Officer and Director (Finance and Administration), Infosys Technologies said, “Infosys believes in encouraging young minds to be creative and innovative, since it brings forth fresh ideas. Our endeavor through this initiative was to provide an opportunity to the students to work on real time projects. We were very impressed by the standard of artistry, creativity and level of imagination depicted by the participants. We wish them a great career ahead.”
The designs submitted were conceptual proposals for the Software Development Block, Food Court and Customer Care Block. The students who participated in the Competition were invited to Infosys campus in Bangalore for an appraisal of the project requirements. During the visit, they were taken on a conducted tour of Infosys premises to get a feel of the work culture and environment.