Jamshedpur, March 9: The annual techno management fest of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur, will kick off on March 11 with participation of over 700 future engineers from 50 engineering institutes from Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, among other cities and genius minds from the likes of IIT Kharagpur, NIT Durgapur, BIT-Mesra, BITS Pillani, IIT Roorkie romancing with their creative engineering thoughts during the event.
The seventh edition of the techno-management festival would see students vying for a prize of Rs. 18 lakh. The mega event with the mega prize money wherein winner takes all is a unique event with the combination of mechanical and electronic obstacles and mazes organized to provide the ultimate challenge in robot design.
It is for the first time that a large amount has been kept as a prize in a technical fest. The theme for the three-day festival is �Technocracy-The era of technology� which underlines the central plot of the current edition of the technology event, a press communiqu� issued by the engineering cradle stated.
An NIT official said that events like Avartan, Circuit House, Kalp It, Robotics, Dare to Devise, Prayas, Armageddon, Aakriti, Nscet, Condemania, Director�s Cut, Digitalize, Silicon Valley and others have been lined up for the three-day technology fest.
Arunabh Kumar, CEO of The Viral Fever and famed actor Naveen Kasturia of TVF Pitchers fame, will be visiting the campus on the occasion. World famous Indian sand animation artist, Nitish Bharati and humorist Biswa Kalyan Rath will also be present as the entertaining guests.
Naveen Kasturia earned the fame from TVF drama series �Pitchers� and also appeared as lead actor in critically acclaimed film �Sulemani Keeda.� Nitish is a dynamic entertainer, a motivational performer and a best practitioner of sand story thrilling audience of all ages with his studding sand art performance.
Quiz master Vijay Anand Menon will also be visiting the campus to host an exciting quiz show that would put the engineering minds to some serious test. �Theme mascot Q Tex has also been introduced to represent technocracy in a more effective way during the festival,� said NIT media coordinator Deepak Kumar Chourasia.
�This festival had been an event of the students� intense labor, passion and participation in huge numbers from colleges all over the country. Notably, it is a platform for all the budding engineers and to pit their skills against the best in the country in events like Business & IT quizzes, programming competitions, software presentations, case study and model creation,� said Chourasia.
Basically it�s a program conceived by the students, for the students and of the students. And hopefully, this year to the festival shall witness large participation from across the country, said Chourasia.
Besides, he said guest lectures and seminars by eminent professors on the contemporary subjects and latest technologies shall take place during the festival. The fest would conclude on March 13.