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“You can have brilliant ideas but if you cannot get them across, your ideas will go nowhere.”
-Lee Iacocca.

Vortex 2016 brings to you PAPYRUS, the paper presentation competition. Papyrus presents you a golden chance to voice your innovative ideas and an outstanding opportunity to network and compete with the best minds. You get a chance to discover the unsolved and frame the existing as well as new innovations in the form of a full length paper. The event focuses on quality of literature survey as well as the scope of research and ultimately your ability to put ideas into words. Your innovation, presentation skills and technical skills will be evaluated by a panel of researchers from the best research institutes. Get ready to feed your talent and win the war.




There are 2 categories:


1) UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY – A research and review on scientific literature to be presented.


2) OPEN CATAGORY - for all (PG and research scholars) – (i) Original research work (ii) Precise review of industry, commercial and social importance to be presented.


The event will be held in two PHASES.


SELECTION: The participants are expected to submit their abstracts (maximum 300 words) including key words (3-6 words) without any references in the .pdf format to the respective contact E-mail IDs of the different categories. Clearly mention the category and the topic on which the paper is based.


The content of the papers must strictly abide by the scope of the topic.


FINALS: The selected participants have to submit a soft copy of full length paper in .pdf format. The hard copy (4 copies) of the full paper is to be submitted before the presentation. During the main event, the contestants will get 10 minutes for presentation followed by a query session (maximum 5 minutes).




1.   A team can consist of up to 3 people, not necessarily from the same college.

2.   No participant can be a part of more than 1 team.

3.   There is no restriction on the number of teams from the same college/Institute.

4.   False identity will lead to disqualification of the whole team from the competition.


Abstract submission:


1.   Abstract should be strictly written in English in your own words which specifically represent the innovation and work.

2.   File must be prepared using Times New Roman” font, “12 point” font size, justified

text with 1.5 line spacing. The title/heading should be centred and in bold font.

3.   Abstract   file   should   be   named   as   YOURNAME_LEVEL#_TOPIC#.pdf   (e.g.


4.   Abstract should be no more than 300 words and mention 3-6 keywords after abstract.

Do not mention citations or references in the abstract.

5.   Explain abbreviation at their first occurrence. Example: Carbon Nanotubes (hereafter referred as CNT), Hydrodynamic Cavitation (HC), etc.

6.   Abstract   file   should   be   named   as   YOURNAME_LEVEL#_TOPIC#.pdf   (e.g.




Paper submission: 


1.   The paper should be limited up to 20 printed pages (one side only), typed on A-4 size paper in Times New Roman, 12 point font size, justified text and 1.15 line spacing.

2.   The paper should be in standard order as: Title, Name and Affiliations of Authors, Abstract (about 300 words with keywords), Introduction, Materials and Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.

3.   Use italics for emphasis, automatic page numbering function to number the pages.

4.   Use equation editor or Math Type equations.

5.   Use table function (not the spreadsheets) to prepare the tables. Specifically mention the table number in the text wherever required.

6.   Number all the figures using Arabic numerals and they must be cited in the text.

7.   Include source reference for each Table/Figure.

8.   Cite the reference in the text by name and year of parenthesis. Some examples: The research on food seeds (Singhal et al. 2008); This findings were contradicted by Gogate and Pandit (2015); The process intensification has been widely investigated by Yadav et al. (2014), Pinjari et al. (2010); The findings were in similar to (Joshi

2014; Rege et al. 2010).

9.   Reference list should include the names that are cited in the text and the list must be alphabetized by the last name of first author of each work. Reference should be listed by authors name, followed by year of publication in bracket, title of publication, journal title, volume and issue of journal and finally the page number of research article.

Journal article: Mishra, V. S., Mahajani, V. V. and Joshi, J. B. (1995). Wet air oxidation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 34 (1), 2-48.

Book chapter: Strunk W., White, E. B., The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000. Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

10. Prepared  paper  should  be  named  as  YOURNAME_LEVEL#_TOPIC#.pdf  (e.g.



NOTE: The judging panel reserves the rights to disqualify the participant team, if any of the rules given above are breached by any participant. It is the responsibility of the participants to keep themselves updated. The organizers reserve the right to change the rules of the event at any time and will do their best to update the contestants of the same.

Contact us

Himani Garud                   +91 9769785816


Pranav Raval                    +91 8655700376


Sarjerao Doltade               +91 9423228344


Abhijeet Muley                +91 9890240747


Anvita Ramteke               +91 9158809320


Dipti Bhave                      +91 9860208193


Yogesh Gharat                 +91 9823883216


Send in your abstracts by 10th October 2016 to:-


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