Event: Techfest 2011
Organised by: IIT Bombay, Powai
Fest dates: 7th-9th January 2011
IIT Bombay is one of the premier institutions of science and technology in India. It is known for the high quality of knowledge imparted to its students and its cutting edge research. Techfest was founded in the year 1998 with dual aims of providing the budding engineers and scientists of the country a platform for sharing and spreading ideas of science and technology. Techfest, a brainchild of eminent Professors and an actuated group of students of the institute, is an organization managed completely by the students of IIT Bombay, working on a non-profit basis. This dictum of the founders is fostered and followed by the word even today.
Apart from technological, Techfest has also envisioned the social development of India. With this aim in mind, Techfest has been taking several initiatives for addressing social and environmental causes. Since its beginning in 1998, Techfest has been organizing bigger and better events every year which leave a lasting impact on the nation. Techfest, today, reaches out to over 70,000 students from more than 2,100 colleges in India and around 5,000 Corporates and Faculty members. Techfest has been utilizing its wide reach all over India to promote research and development in India and to impress upon the masses the benefits of a sustainable way of living.
The major part of the operations of Techfest, in its early years, was the organization of the Annual Science and Technology Festival of IIT Bombay. Since last few years, apart from the Festival, Techfest has been organizing many of its pre-festival events, enlarging the dimensions of the whole culmination. The primary objective of the Festival was to provide a national platform for students to showcase their talent. Techfest has successfully organized this Festival for 13 years, ensuring that the graph of its activities has always been rising.
Techfest is managed by a group of 21 Managers and an Overall Coordinator, who take the major decisions regarding the planning and execution of the events. A team of more than 800 Coordinators and Organizers work to put these plans into action under the guidance of these Managers. Every year, Techfest works towards the realization of a pre-defined vision, which drives and guides the organizers for the entire year.
Techfest had earned the tag of Asia's biggest Science and Technology Festival much before it went global in 2009. It is renowned for its unique aggregation of events, exhibitions, lecture series and competitions that it organizes every year.Techfest brand name carries with it the responsibility of providing the best and the latest in science and technology to the nation, with its doctrine of social and environmental welfare remaining intact. Promising to bring you the best, as it has been doing since its origin in 1998, the legacy of 13 years will continue.
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How to Reach The College:
IIT Bombay is located at Powai, which is an eastern suburb in the North-Eastern part of Mumbai.
Mumbai has one of the most efficient and reliable public transport network. One can travel by Autorickshaws / Taxis to reach IIT from the nearest stations(Autorickshaws, however do not go further south than Sion and Bandra). For longer distance, you can use either the BEST Bus Network or the Mumbai Local train System.
Suburban Railway Transport
Those coming by Central Railway Suburban train will have to get down at Kanjur Marg, Vikhroli or Ghatkopar which are the nearest stations from IITB. If you are coming by the Western Railway Suburban train you will have to get down at Andheri, Bandra, Goregoan or Malad. We give below the Road Network to reach IITB along with the approximate Bus/ Autorickshaws/ Taxi fare.
International flights land at Sahar Airport which is about 7 kms from IIT. The Domestic Airport- SantaCruz is about 10 kms. Pre paid taxis are available at the Airports. Autorickshaws are also available for IIT.
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