Pragyan 2014 organized by NIT Trichy from March 6th to 9th 2014
February 8 2014, Trichy:
Pragyan 2014 is the annual festival organized by NIT Trichy from March 6th to 9th 2014.
The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli presents Pragyan’14, the tenth edition of the ISO 9001:2008 certified International
Techno-management festival. This being NITT’s Golden Jubilee year, we are all set to break records and recreate history. With a host of new and exciting
events lined up ranging from robotics and management to coding and crime solving, this edition of Pragyan promises to cater to the needs of all. Pragyan’14 gives you an opportunity to win up to 1.2 Million INR.
Pragyan, the ISO 9001:2008 Certified International Techno-management festival of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli has achieved the distinction of being the first organization in India and the first student run organization in the world to obtain the ISO 20121:2012 certification for sustainability in Event Management. Pragyan, which first got certified for quality management in 2012 has taken a giant leap forward in implementing sustainability in all of its events with the help of Altus Consultancy Services FZE.
The standard first implemented at the London Olympics, brings the best international practices in event management to NIT Trichy. Pragyan endeavors to eliminate the negative environmental and socio-economic impacts of the events by introducing sustainable planning and execution. By cutting down on plastic waste, paper waste, electricity consumption and maximizing recycling and reuse of materials, Pragyan with events covering all branches of technology, exhibitions showcasing the latest innovations, guest lectures and crossfire from top international personalities will become greener and more environmental friendly. With a staggering footfall of 2800 and 10000 registrations on the website last year, Pragyan expects an exponential jump in the same this year after getting a dual ISO certification. Pragyan will be conducted at the National Institute of Technology, Trichy from 6th to 9th March 2014.
Here are some of the highlights of Pragyan’14.
The event clusters are:
A mish-mash of events, where one would have to be a jack of all trades to succeed for call upon you to be well-informed, resourceful, creative and above
all, to think outside the box.
Lets take a breath of fresh air in the midst of all this formal buzz. From stepping behind the camera and donning the director’s cap to hunting for hidden
treasures or putting on your thinking caps and solving a mystery this is where you unwind.
With the advent of the age of machines, Pragyan’14 captures its essence in these varied challenges ranging from ‘simply’ following a line to dunking their
way to the podium. Robovigyan guarantees an awesome display of skills, innovation and techie grit. Moreover this year Texas Instruments will provide all components required for building your bot absolutely FREE of cost!
10 events to breed the new age technocrats. Here is a chance to put your knowledge & skills into action.
Ideas for life.
Ideas that last.
Here are those events that test the management and business acumen of participants. A share-market shark or an apprentice? You decide. At the end of the
day, it’s all a good business, and that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
Are you a code freak? Here is your chance to put your skills to test with coders around the world.
Ever thought of a competition on Paper planes? Informals brings you the lighter side of technology.
Here’s some hands on experience. With workshops that teach you to launch a satellite, build speech controlled bots, quad copters and much more, Pragyan’14
promises to launch you towards something you might not have even known you had.
We believe that entertainment and work go hand in hand. With the likes of Thaalavaatam and Roadies gracing our stages we have a whole range of events lined
up for you. Pragyan’s Got Talent, introduced for the first time last year is one of the highlights of Pragyan’14 where you get to put up your best work. Be
it dancing, theatre or any other skill, this is your platform.
The series of guest lectures at Pragyan serve to educate and entertain the attendees at Pragyan. Every year, notable individuals give thought-provoking
lectures on a variety of topics, ranging from Astrophysics to Philosophy. Last year Pragyan hosted lectures on Augmented Reality (Matt Mills),
Neuro-technology (Rohan Dixit), Electronics (Steve Furber), Astrophysics (Thanu Padmanabhan), Rocket Technology (Tessy Thomas), Business (Gerard Rego),
History (David Christian), and Nuclear Physics (Anil Kakodkar), among more. Our stage has witnessed in the past some phenomenal ideas coupled with radiant
personalities, and come Pragyan’14 it’s going to be no different.
Another major event is Crossfire, a panel discussion between some of the best debaters in India. It has always proved to be a crowd puller. The event
brings together eminent public speakers from various walks of life to the forum of issues.
Pragyan Workshops aim to deliver a hands-on experience. They provide an outstanding platform to interact with the peers of the subject and students with
similar interests and develop the required temperament to excel in the same. This year’s line-up includes Lie Detector Workshop, Satellite Launching
Workshop, Speech, Internet and PC controlled Robot, Surveillance Quad copter, Big Data Microsoft, IBM, Seismic Design, Stock Market and Financial Risk
Analysis and Solar Mobile Charging.
Exhibitions and Sangam
Sangam is a forum for exchange of knowledge between participants, peer students, academicians, technocrats, industrialists and corporates. Also, the
exhibition aims to expose one with the most cutting edge advancements and how this can cater to the needs of the common man.
Pragyan Social Responsibility (PSR) and Outreach
Taking the borders of Pragyan outside Trichy has always been our driving force. With this in mind, Pragyan’14 took to the Arabian Peninsula in December’14
with a quiz programme for school students. Pragyan Social Responsibility (PSR) in association with The Third Dimension, the aero-modeling club of NITT
organized Catalyst to create interest and spread awareness about science among underprivileged school students. Wired was Pragyan’s initiative to introduce
the field of robotics to school students. The second edition of Srishti and the microcontroller event Pragati were also held this year.
This year also saw Pragyan get UNESCO patronage in endorsement of our exceptional
activities that impact the development science, technology and education. ISO 20121:2012, a standard attributed to only London Olympics till recently has
become the pride of Pragyan. So what are you waiting for? Trichy is the place to be in this March.
Let’s celebrate technology!
For more details, log on to www.pragyan.org.
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