“An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit…3 minutes”

WHAT IS 3 MT?

  • Research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland and the first competition was held in the year 2008.
  • The Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore is recognised by the University of Queensland to hold 3MT competitions.
  • Students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and itssignificance
    • Challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries.
    • So they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

WHY PARTICIPATE IN 3MT?

  • Skills Training
    • Develops academic presentation and research communication skills.
    • Developing ability to effectively explain research in a language appropriate to non specialist audience.
  • Building Research Culture
    • Opportunity for students to come together, and talk about their research.
    • Supportive environment for presentation skills, training.

ELIGIBILITY

  • All Assistant Professors/ senior residents currently working in the Christian Medical College (Medical, Nursing and Allied health)
  • All PhD Students / completed PhD in the last 2 years who have passed the project through the Institutional Review Board.
  • Winners of previous 3MT competition are not eligible

HOW TO APPLY

  • Send Name, Designation, Department and Slide for presentation (only one) to ceu@cmcvellore.ac.in.  Fifteen will be shortlisted for the competition.

RULES

  • A single static Power Point slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description,  the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipments) are permitted
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitions exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)
  • Presentations are to commences from the stage
  • Presentation slide size should be (10 inches width and 7.5 inches height)
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech
  • The decisions of the adjudicating panel is final.

JUDGING (Each criterion is equally weighted and has an emphasis on audience)

 

  1. COMPREHENSION 2. ENGAGEMENT 3. COMMUNICATION

                                                             PRIZES

  • First Place :  Rs.10,000/- cash prize
  • Second Place  :  Rs.  7,000/- cash prize
  • Third Place :  Rs.   3,000/- cash prize
  • PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE (SOFT COPY) WILL BE PROVIDED

The previous years 3MT proceedings can be viewed in the links provided below.

 

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

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