Kshitij is the annual techno-management symposium of IIT Kharagpur. Since its inception in 2004, it has grown exponentially and has become the largest symposium of its kind in Asia. This year it is scheduled from18th Jan to 20th Jan 2019.
Kshitij has secured patronages from organizations like UNESCO, SAYEN, and CEE. Kshitij witnesses participants in thousands from different parts of the world. The previous edition of Kshitij has witnessed 60,000 participations. KSHITIJ gives away prizes worth 45 lakhs.
The fest consists of 30 events spread across ten genres. This includes online, submission events as well as on the spot events. The flagship events were certified by famous organizations like IEEE, IMechE, ASME etc and consist of flagship events like Robowars, Embetronix, a business plan event and a hardware designing contest, etc. The registration for participating in any of the events is nonchargeable.
Apart from events, Kshitij hosts Workshops, Guest lectures, and some Megashows. Workshops are conducted by technical giants like Nvidia, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Mahindra and Mahindra, Worldquant, etc.
Some of the workshops in the previous edition include:
1. DevOps by Oracle
2. Internet of things by HPE
3. Quant Finance by Worldquant.
4. Human-like AI by Microsoft.
Exhibitions: Kshitij acts as the perfect stage for showcasing path breaking technological advancements of recent times through its distinctive exhibitions like:
- 3D Mapping Drone from India
- Robotic Band from Japan
Guest Lectures: Kshitij boasts of an impressive guest lecture series every year. This year too, Kshitij has a fascinating lineup of stalwarts from various fields who will present their opinions and share their experiences. Last year we had the Guest lectures from Some people like :
1. Dr. Vasudev kalkunte Aatre – Indian Scientist and former head of DRDO
2. Dr. Janos Pach – Mathematician and Computer Scientist.
3. Dr. Rajendra Singh – Water Conservationist winner of Stockholm water prize.
Megashows: Megashows are probably one of the most awaited facets of Kshitij. Last years Kshitij has following Megashows.
- EDM Night- DJ Sartek and Sara Santini
- Stand Up Night- Anirban Das Gupta and Karunesh Talwar
- Naalayak – The Band
For further details, you can visit the page www.ktj.in. Incidentally, this is the largest student-run website in the world. You can also follow us on our Facebook page Kshitij, IIT Kharagpur for the further updates regarding Kshitij. Kshitij is also available on all major social media platforms.