Cognizance 2017, IIT Roorkee, Annual Technical Festival, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 24th - 26th March 2017

  • Category: Annual Technical Festival
  • Start Date: 24th March 2017
  • End Date: 26th March 2017
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Cognizance 2017


Initiated in 2003, Cognizance has provided a podium for engineering innovations and raw ideas to echo, over the last 14 glorious years and has set new benchmarks of quality. Cognizance 2016 was a huge success with overwhelming participation of 75,000 from all over the world and over 15 lac web hits. Cognizance 2017, aims to achieve the vision to be at the frontiers of the emerging technovation, thus the theme “Eureka 2.0” coherently speaks of the ways to culminate new propositions and accomplish a second “Eurekian” juncture reminiscent of the accomplishment of the legendary Archimedes, by providing a platform for bartering innovations. Cognizance 2017 would solicit enthusiasts to pry in the lucrative fantasies that nature provides and transpire changes to rectify the damages that the ailing world suffers.


I. Theme Events

1. M.A.R.S. -Men Are Reaching Soon
2. Way-e-Riviera -Accessible Inland Waterway
3. Detour -Via Bike Lane
4. Chip & PIN -Taking Digi-payments Grassroots
5. Hush! Hush! -Breaking the Taboo of Sex
6. Senonomics -Sen in Unemployed World
7. Carbonaught -Carbon Footprint Zeroed

II. Robotics

1. Armageddon -Precluding the Inevitable
2. Powerdrift -F1 @ R-Land
3. Robosapiens -Into the Future
4. Cyborg Break-In -The Avengers
5. Breach Wars -Face the worst enemy
6. Poseidon -A Race Through Aquatic Inferno
7. Aeronave -Where Sky is the Limit
8. Quadrone -Mission Impossible

III. Competitions

1. Chem-e-car -Fueling Your Future Car
2. Corpostrat -Battle of the Corporate Minds
3. Junkyard Wars -Trash to Treasure
4. Chaos India's Best -Gaming Carnival
5. Chain Rxn -Goes on & on & on
6. Rubik's Cube -Un-Blocking the Block
7. Mindsweeper -Code to Win
8. SoliSpark -The Solar Dash
9. Applicate -Bon APPétit
10. Hackathon -Let's go to the depth of it


1. Vox Populi -"Voice of the People"
2. Quizzotica -The Mecca of College Quizzing
3. IITR MUN -Your Choice to be a Diplomat

IV. Online Events

1. Insomnia -Nocturnal Coding Arena
2. Backdoor CTF -Theme-based Coding Enigma!
3. CogniStreet -Bulls and Bears
4. Illushun -Decipher the Conundrum
5. Project Gauss -Where Algo meets Mathematica
6. Blogomania -Blog Your Way Through
7. Tele-Tale -Feast for TV Junkies
8. The Indian Jugaad -NEVER. STOP. EXPLORING.

V. Departmental Events

1. Eureka -Your ideas on spotlight
2. Ideaz -Paper Presentation Competition
3. Spectrum -On the Spot Events


1. High performance Analytics and Openpower by IBM
2. Virtual Reality
3. Digital Design with FPGA
4. Internet of Things
5. Bridge Designing Workshops
6. Ethical hacking and Cyber Forensics
7. Mechanics of Stock Market Investment
8. Digital Marketing
9. Android App Development
10. Embedded Systems
11. QuadCopter
12. Gesture Controlled Robotics
13. Big Data and Hadoop
14. Hybrid Vehicles and Automobiles

Paper Presentation Topics


Cognizance organizes departmental events under 22 departments. There are 2 types of events organized by department teams:

Ideaz : Ideaz is the international level paper presentation. Ideaz invites participants to present their research papers on specific problem statement pertaining to 22 departments of the institute. It invites abstracts based on which the participants are shortlisted and called to present their paper on the topic.

Spectrum : Spectrum is the on the spot event of the departments. On the spot events include quizzes, model making events, debate and many other kind of events. Spectrum gets huge participation owing to its enchanting nature.

All the above events are organized across the following 22 departments:

1. Alternate Hydro Energy Centre
2. Architecture and Planning
3. Biotechnology
4. Chemical Engineering
5. Chemistry
6. Civil Engineering
7. Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management
8. Computer Science and Engineering
9. Centre of Transportation Systems
10.Management Studies
11. Earthquake Engineering
12. Earth Sciences
13. Electrical Engineering
14. Electronics and Communication Engineering
15. Humanities and Social Sciences
16. Hydrology
17. Mathematics
18. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
19. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
20. Centre of Nanotechnology
21. Physics
22. Water Resource Development and Management

Fest Guests

1. Suresh Prabhu
2. Kaushik Basu
3. Ruskin Bond
4. Christopher Doyle
5. Martin Cooper
6. Dileep Chhabria
7. Prakash Javadekar

Pro Nites

1. DJ Hodor from Game of Thrones 2. Vishal-Shekhar 3. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy 4. Shirley Setia

Event Caption

The Technical Extravaganza

Event Theme

Eureka 2.0


Participants will be allocated individual rooms in the Bhawans present in IIT Roorkee. All facilities like 24 hour water supply and 4G Internet facilities (LAN+Wi-Fi) will be provided free of cost to all the participants. The participants will also be provided with rich Indian Delicacies (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) prepared in the hygienic messes of IIT Roorkee.

How to reach IIT Roorkee

Roorkee is well connected to Delhi by rail and road. It is situated on National Highways 58 and 73 and is on Amritsar-Howrah main rail route.

Some trains which are convenient for travelling between Delhi and Roorkee are New Delhi-Dehradun-New Delhi Shatabdi Express and Dehradun-New Delhi-Dehradun Janshatabdi Express. The nearest airport is located at Jollygrant, Dehradun. However, New Delhi is the preferred airport.

National Highway 58 from New Delhi to the higher reaches of the Himalayas passes via Roorkee. Roorkee is, therefore, well connected to all the major cities in the region by road. There are frequent bus services to this place from the Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal (Kashmere Gate) Delhi.

By Roadways

Traveling from Delhi, Roorkee is located towards north approximately 170 kilometers. Take the highway NH58, and it passes through Roorkee. The city of Haridwar is located further on the same highway about 29 kilometers from Roorkee.

The main bus depot of Roorkee is located on NH58. Several buses run from various cities in North India.

By Airways

Nearest airport to Roorkee is Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport which has Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways services from New Delhi. But most preferable airport nearest from Roorkee is the New Delhi International Airport which is about 180 kilometers away.

Event Sponsors in Roorkee

1. Reliance
2. TATA Motors
3. Premium Transmission
4. Larsen & Toubro
5. IBM
6. Samsung
7. Mobokwik
8. Microsoft

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