It’s January and the colleges in the nation are gearing up to host their finest fests. The prestigious IIT Kharagpur is back in action again this year with their popular techno fest, ‘Kshitij’, a fest deemed to be Asia’s largest.
Heading towards its 14th edition, the fest will be held from January 27th to January 29th.
The previous editions of Kshitij have included more than 40 events spread across nine genres. Aiming to provide an opportunity to young talent to compete and excel in fields like coding, hardware designing, business planning, aeromodelling and marketing, Kshitij has become a platform to get certified acclamation from pioneer institutions like ACM, ASME, IMechE, IEEE, ASCE .
Apart from this, Kshitij also organizes comprehensive workshops with industrial trendsetters like Google, Microsoft, Jaguar, Texas Instruments, IBM, Deloitte. These are usually based on industrial trends and buzzing topics like Computational Advertising, Intelligent Green Building Design and Cognitive Computing.
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The experience at Kshitij gets amplified by the presence of eminent personalities from all over the world. Carlo Cottarelli , the Executive Director of IMF, Jimmy Wales, the Co-founder of WikiPedia, and Bollywood personalities like Naseeruddin Shah and Shoojit Sircar have made their presence felt in the past.
Being a techno fest, Kshitij has also exhibits cutting edge technology like Sweden’s Thought Controlled Prosthesis which helps amputees control an artificial limb, and India’s first 3-D printed humanoid robot, Manav.
Kshitij’s popularity is evident from the fact that the official website of Kshitij is the largest student run website in the world, with as many as 8 million clicks in a single year. Having such a huge impact, it has gained patronage from UNESCO and Make in India.
Kshitij has been taking social initiatives like last year’s prominent Digital India Summit in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision along with Sankalp, an initiative to eradicate child malnutrition, in collaboration with UNICEF.