Industry Defined Problem (IDP) is one of the most anticipated events of Vortex: The Chemfest of Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly known as UDCT). It combines various disciplines in its quest to provide the most industry-friendly solution making it a unique event. Having a proud lineage of YRC and YICC, IDP is the flagship event of Vortex.

Problems are provided directly by the leaders of the industry and represent the actual issues faced by the companies.

The participants are required to use their technical know-how to come up with innovative and effective solutions fulfilling the conditions set by the industry; these solutions are then analyzed by expert industry professionals.


Participation: 3rd and 4th Year Undergraduates, Graduate and Post Graduate students with valid ID cards of their respective educational institutes are allowed to participate in the Industry Defined Problems of Vortex 10.0.


  • Only team participation allowed.
  • Make groups of minimum 2 to maximum 4 members.
  • A team can consist of participants from different colleges as well as from different courses (Undergraduates, Masters, PhD) provided each one of them has a valid ID card of his/her own college.


  1. The event will take place on 7th February, 2023.
  2. The teams will have to fill the preference form for the IDP statement they want to select.
  3. The teams will be allotted the IDP statement on a first-come-first- serve basis (based on date and time of payment).
  4. The PDF document of these allotments will be shared and the allotments would be mailed to you.
  5. In case the preference form is filled multiple times, only the first entry will be considered.
  6. Submit the abstract before 29th Jan 2023, 23:59 IST.
  7. In order to have a transparent system and unbiased results, we request all the participants to not include the name, logo, symbol of their institute/college in the presentation or any text they submit.
  8. During their presentation too it should not be mentioned unless asked by the judges. Failure to abide by this rule may lead to disqualification.
  9. Each team will prepare a PowerPoint presentation based on their problem which they will present for a period of 10 minutes before the judges.
  10. Supporting the PPT, a detailed report containing all assumptions, references, appendices and calculations must be presented which will be given to the judges.
  11. A 2-page executive summary of the solution will also be required for submission to the judges. (Font name: Times New Roman, Font size: 12, Double space).
  12. After the 10-minute presentation, there will be a 5-minute post- presentation Q&A session with the judges. Questions from the audience will not be entertained.
  13. All PPTs need to be submitted one day before the official date of the event. No changes will be allowed after submission.
  14. Not adhering strictly to the time limit will result in negative marking
  15. Decision taken by the judges shall be treated as final and binding to all.
  16. Participants who have duly submitted and presented a solution will only get their participation certificates.
  17. The organizers reserve the rights to change any of the above rules as they deem fit without any prior intimation.
  18. Team ID would be allotted to you after registration.


Participants have to e-mail a copy of the report and executive summary before 4th February, 2023 to [email protected]

Subject of email: Team ID – IDP <Alphabet allotted>

  1. Please note that no changes will be allowed after submission of these documents.
  2. Failure to submit the report and summary before the above-mentioned date will lead to automatic disqualification.


Nishant Kahane (Event Head) – 7020701786

Rushikesh Narwade (Event Head) – 7559335051

Soumik Sen (OEH-Prodigy) – 9051578482

For any other queries or information, mail to:- [email protected]

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