Event: Shaastra 2013 | Technical Fest
Organised by: IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamilnadu
Fest dates: 5th-8th January 2013
Shaastra is the annual technical festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. With footfalls of over 20,000 witnessed every year, it is well-known for being one of the biggest and best technical fests in Asia. Innovative and enthusiastic students from over 200 colleges are gearing up for the four-day event, to be held in the famous wooded campus of IIT Madras. With a plethora of events, workshops and exhibitions centered on the theme of 'Igniting Imagination', Shaastra promises to provide a platform for creativity and innovation, and showcase the 'Spirit of Engineering.' Exceeding expectations every time, Shaastra has consistently become bigger and better each year, and is the world's first student-managed festival to be certified ISO 9001.
The 14th edition of the fest will be held from January 5th to 8th 2013. This is a departure from the time of year that Shaastra traditionally used to happen in. This year, Shaastra will play host to a variety of international exhibitions, as well as the Industrial Open House. The IITM Ideas Challenge is a fresh initiative this Shaastra, all set to tap into young minds across the country for radical solutions to existing social problems. The Research Expo, to showcase real innovations in various fields of engineering, Shaastra Nights where enthralling shows are staged in front of huge crowds, as well as exciting spectator events such as robotics and robowars, ensure that there is something in Shaastra for everyone who attends.
With prizes worth over Rs. 15 lakhs and never-seen-before events and exhibitions, Shaastra 2013 promises to surpass all its previous editions. Whether their interests lie in building robots, quizzing, optimising computer programs or learning how to fly an aero plane, there will be something at Shaastra for every participant and spectator.
To bring this annual celebration of technology closer to students across the country, Shaastra will be reaching out to colleges in 5 cities through its outreach program, Sampark. Leading up to Shaastra, Samparks will be held at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Coimbatore and Chennai.
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