The Department of Mechatronics Engineering in association with Dr. N. Mahalingam Chess Academy and Kumaraguru Sports department organized a Virtual Chess Tournament named “MASTERMIND”.

Virtual events session:

The main objective of this session is to bring out the logical thinking skills of students in chess which was held on 13/01/2021.This session is to motivate the students to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and promote their strategy thinking , cognitive abilities among students.

List of happenings in the session:

The session began with a warm welcome and rules for attending the virtual chess event. Questions posted by participants related to online chess event were answered before starting the session. Two platforms were used for this event. One is Ms teams to monitor their activity and another is Lichess ( to conduct the tournament. Students got more exposure and contacts of Inter & Intra department chess playing KCT members in Chess academy. Before the event, 54 students registered for this event . At the event, we had 34 active participants competing among themselves to claim the top spot.


1st Place : Jayaprakash M

2nd Place : Bavishna S

3rd Place : Praveen M


Thus this session accustomed virtual tournament to the students. The event was very refreshing and stress relieving. This session made students realize that not only academics matter but also Co-Curricular and Extra Curricular activities do , which help them improvise their decision making skill and analytical power.

The event was conducted through Ms teams on 13th January, 2021 from 11.00 am to 12.45 pm.

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