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IIT Guwahati’s techno-fest Techniche from August 29-Sept 1

The 21st edition of the annual techno-management festival of IIT Guwahati – Techniche is back with a bang and a greater zeal and enthusiasm. Enthusiasts are ready to pour in from different areas of the country to witness this grandeur and a celebration of technology from August 29-September 1. Techniche encompasses events ranging on various facets like technology, management and fun.

This edition of Techniche would witness participation of personalities like Murli Manohar Joshi (politician), Paul Arion (Global Head of Layout, Double Negative), Pete Michels (Animation Director, Disney), VK Aatre (Former Chairman, DRDO), and Nicholas Opie (CTO and Founder at Synchron) as a part of lecture series and many other personalities will be there as a part of panel discussions.

Apart from organizing techno-management events, team Techniche has very much contributed to the social development of the premises surrounding IIT Guwahati by organizing Wake up and Vote campaign, educating the children present in these areas and also by providing the people with basic life needs and resources.

Speaking during a press interaction session at Guwahati Press Club on August 23, Labanu K Konwar, Asst. Registrar of Public Relations IITG said, “Techniche being a complete student body organization, always tries to uplift the technology aspects in North East India and encourages students through its exciting events and interesting competitions. Being one of the largest technical festival in India, it gives Northeast an eminence on a global standard. And, it provides a platform for many students to prove themselves on a nationwide level”.

Following the long tradition of Techniche, the 11th edition of the Guwahati Half Marathon will be back with a greater vehemence and enthusiasm on August 25. The theme of this edition of the marathon is “Run for Clean and Safe Drinking Water”, which appeals to be a part of change intended by creating awareness for saving clean water for the present and future generations. The event starts from the BhogeswariPhukanani Indoor Stadium, GNRC Road, Dispur.

“A confluence of some of the most logical and technically proficient brains from around the world, an event organized by some of the most passionate about Technology IITians, Techniche is all about showing your caliber, appreciating and respecting the metal in your opponent. This September, the game of the best among the best is for the world to see”, said Suraj Shelke, Convener of Techniche’19.

Other activities at Techniche 2019:

The festival, a marathon of three days has events ranging from keynotes by the masters of the industry to competitions that bring forward the best in you. Techniche gives a learning opportunities and life altering experiences and this year it shall dazzle its audience with its revamped 21st edition.

Get star-struck by a Spectacle of Luminaries – Lecture Series

The module that brings to you a mélange of the world’s finest prodigies. Lecture Series aims at providing a generation of budding professionals an opportunity to interact with men and women who have set milestones and redefined the meaning development. This year the event will be graced by illustrious personalities likePaul Arion (Global Head of Layout, Double Negative) and Nicholas Opie (CTO and Founder at Synchron).

Panel Discussion

Discussions engage a listener like no monologue does. Through Panel Discussion, we aim to present to you a confluence of ideas, brainstormed and rigorously discussed by people who are the best at what they do. Techniche 2018 witnessed the advent of this event with the agenda of “Space colonization- Does a future await us light years away?”. This year we aim to raise the bar with, “Artificial Intelligence: Machines, Morals and Robot Reign”.

Panelists:

  • Ajai Garg (Director of MietY, Govt. Of India)
  • Avi Sarkar (Data Analytics Cell, NITI Aayog)
  • Utpal Chakraborty (Head of Artificial Intelligence, Yes Bank)
Nexus:

For the first time ever at Techniche, witness Nexus, the Management Conference. A panel discussion, a contest, a soft-skills workshop, multiple keynotes and networking sessions are now on the block. If you’re looking for an insight into the corporate world, look no further because this is the event for you.

List of Speakers:

  • Sanjay Bahadur (Principal Director, Income Tax Department)
  • Durga Naveen Kandregula (CEO, COIGN)
  • Sachin Phansikar (COO, Business Standard)
Learn, Develop and Excel – Workshops

One of largest platform to learn about the latest technologies are the workshops of Techniche. With a peek through of Social Media Marketing to the technicalities of Artificial Intelligence, the workshops give its participants an opportunity to learn and gain hands on experience in the fields of their interest.

Gear up for glory – Robotics

No technical fest is complete without robots. The robotics module of Techniche attracts participation from engineering enthusiasts all over the country. Since its inception, it has always been one of the most sought after events. This year as Techniche harbors events like Robocalypse and Nitro Rally, the bars have been raised.

Lead, Learn and Discover – Corporate Module

Specially crafted for potential entrepreneurs, this module tests your business acumen through contests like Virtual Stock Market and Business Plan. If an insight into the corporate world is what you are looking for, this is the ideal place for you.

Knowledge goes to Practice –TechOlympics

TechOlympics is a module that offers a collection of specially designed competitions that provides one an opportunity to test their knowledge on a subject. TechOlympics gives you a chance to learn while you have fun and get practical knowledge on your specialization.

TechExpo

TechExpois organized with the cardinal aim of bringing to light the technological advancements made by the youth of this country. We work along the lines of Make in India and Startup India, it provides the participants with an opportunity to visit IIT Guwahati and interact with precisely the kind of people who appeal to the talent in these individuals. Frosm entrepreneurs to researchers to Nobel laureates, the projects are exposed to all! This is an incredible opportunity for the participants to acquire funding for their research projects.

Funniche

For all the exuberant witnesses of Techniche, we present to you Funniche, the event that pumps ones Techniche experience with unlimited fun. Find yourself in the midst of exciting games and numerous fun filled activities.

After the Sunset – Nites

With every sunset that marks the end of another day at Techniche, we start with the next chapter, the Nites. Get ready to experience performances that leave you awestruck. Welcome to the Proshows at Techniche, the place to rejuvenate with a spectrum of technical performances, visual shows, standup comedians, and bands, that are sure to leave you wanting for more. Amit Mishra will be performing at Techniche on September 1.

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