Paper Prep

With the constantly evolving world, daily life problems are becoming more challenging with every passing day. Finding solutions and encouraging new ideas are necessary to overcome these problems. Research facilitates all over the globe gathering relevant information and helping to put innovation to the right course of action. Samudramanthan, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur believes in fostering a culture of research and innovation in our country. Paper Prep provides research-oriented participants with a platform to present their ideas to an esteemed panel of subject experts, who will guide them through the intricacies of research in India.

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Stages and Timeline

Paper Prep will be organized in 2 rounds where participants will receive an opportunity to submit their abstracts to the judging panel. If selected for the next round, they will receive a chance to present and field questions on their submission

The deadline for abstract submission is 30th March 2023 at 11:59 PM, and it must be in a PDF single file and should be mailed to

The dates and timings regarding round 2 will be intimated to the concerned teams a week before Samudramanthan begins

Stage 1: Abstract Submission

The participants must submit an abstract on their chosen topic of research.
Participating teams must work on conducting unique research into these areas, and summarize their work in an abstract.

This abstract must be within 1-2 pages and submitted in a single .pdf file. The deadline for abstract submission is 30th March, Tuesday, 2023 at 11:59 PM and it must be in a PDF single file and should be added to the google form sent to the leader.

Stage 2: Paper Prep

Once your team is selected to progress to round 2 of this event, we will intimate you regarding the presentation details. You will be required to present your research to a judging panel. The limit for this is strictly 10 mins, with an additional 5 mins reserved for a Q&A session (not included in the previous 10 mins).

Problem Statement

The topics related to the following fields will be better :

Renewable energy from the oceans,
Ocean engineering
Naval architecture
Shipping, logistics, or operations.

Judging Panel & Criteria

The judging panel will comprise esteemed professors and technical experts of the Department of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture, IIT Kharagpur.

Judging criteria for round 1:

1. Adherence to rules stated in this document (10)
2. The originality of research (35)
3. How well the idea is presented in the abstract (25)
4. Feasibility and applications of the research idea (30)

Judging criteria for round 2:

1. Originality and creativity (30)
2. Organization and logical presentation of thoughts (15)
3. Presentation and delivery (10)
4. Knowledge on the subject (20)
5. Question-Answer session (20)
6. Presence of all the team members (5)

Rules and Regulations

1. Teams can consist of up to maximum 4 members. The members need not be from the same university/organization.

2. Selected teams will be considered for stage 2.

3. It is preferred if all team members actively take part in the presentation for stage 2.

4. Payment should be made individually by all participants on the Samudra Manthan portal. But the team leader will only register the event through the google form sent after registration.

NOTE: Strict adherence to the time limit is encouraged, with the risk of a penalty for exceeding it.

5. Plagiarism is strongly discouraged, and any team found indulging in unfair practices will be summarily removed from the event. If the violation is found to be serious, they may also be removed from Samudramanthan 2023.

6. Data taken from the internet must be appropriately cited

7. The decision of the judges is final and binding on all participants and team

Prizes & Rewards

All participating teams will receive certificates of participation from Samudramanthan, IIT Kharagpur.

Neptune’s Conference will award cash prizes to the top 3 participating teams on the basis of the presentation made in round 2. The overall prize money is ₹20,000/- for this event. The winners will also receive Certificates from Samudramanthan and a mention on our social media pages.