Google Awards Women Engineers

DQI Bureau
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Google India announced the winners of the third Google India Women in

Engineering Award in a ceremony at its Hyderabad office. The award recognizes

women students in Computer Science and its related majors, and aims to inspire

them to become active participants and leaders in creating technology. This

year, applications were invited from women engineering students across

under-graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programs across eighty colleges in

the country, which include the IITs, BITS Pilani, IIITs, etc.


Google received over 200 applications from engineering schools across the

country. An internal team of engineers and product managers read through the

essays and assessed the overall quality of applications to arrive at a shortlist

of twenty-four finalists and eight award winners. The winners include: Ankita

Arvind Kejriwal, BITS Pilani, Goa; Kriti Sharma, Arya College of Engineering &

Information Technology, Jaipur;

Neha Kalekar, College of Engineering, Pune (COEP); Ishani Parekh, Dhirubhai

Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology; Hunny Mehrotra, NIT,

Rourkela; Chhaya Methani, International Institute of Information Technology,

Hyderabad; Kirti Garg, International Institute of Information Technology,

Hyderabad; and Shruti Mahambre, IIT, Bombay.

All the finalists had an action packed schedule with tech-talks and

engineering problems to solve at the conclave. They attended panel discussions

by senior engineers, product managers, and distinguished external speakers. The

conclave also gave the participants an opportunity to meet and network with

other women engineers and immerse themselves in technology for two days.