MIT clubs to be directly involved in Techtatva2 min read
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) annual techno-management fest, TechTatva is scheduled to be held from September 26 onwards covering a wide array of innovative events with an expected turnout of about 4000 students from major colleges in Karnataka and elsewhere. The three day event includes about nine categories having a total of around 25 events all together.
A major changeover this year is the direct involvement of MIT’s constituent clubs in the event process as well as the induction of its Literary & Debating Club in to the TechTatva fold, giving the fest a unique dimension. Earlier all the events were organised under a central body.
Aavishkar, the innovation challenge organised by Honeywell remains the sought after event in the fest. This year’s edition focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Video Surveillance, Social Networking Apps and the like. Moreover, a lot of new events in each of the category have been unveiled.
Sameer Ratnaparkhi, co-event head of Wheel-it-up under the Mechtrix category said, “Mechtrix features two brand new events this year which are ‘Wheel-it-up’, in which one has to design a cart going down a ramp only on its rear wheels and ‘Bull’s eye’, in which one is required to design an actual crossbow for hitting a certain target. Besides Mechtrix, almost all categories have something or the other to offer for the students.”
Talking about the few glitches that had to be overcome, Hrishi S. Tambraparni, Category Head of Info-Desk Management said, “Publicity of the events has been less due to a packed academic calendar. Also, we had our sessional exams so we got less time to organise the Pre-TechTatva workshops.” However he added, “Colleges like National Institute of Technology (NIT-K), Birla Institute of Technology (BITS-Goa), and Rashtriya Vidhyalaya (RV-Bangalore) are expected to participate this year.”
Sub-edited by Urvashi Ajmera