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 from 18th Jan to 20th Jan 2019.
Kshitij has secured patronages from organizations like UNESCO, SAYEN, and CEE. It witnesses participants in thousands from different parts of the world. The previous edition of Kshitij has witnessed a total of 60,000 participants. Kshitij gives away prizes worth 45 lakhs. The fest consists of 30 events spread across 10 genres. This include online, submission events as well as on the spot events. The flagship events were certified by famous organisations like IEEE, IMechE, ASME and consists of flagship events like robowars, embetronix, a business plan event and a hardware designing contest. The registration for participating in any of the events is non chargeable.
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. Some of the workshops in 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:
1. 3D Mapping Drone from India
2. 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 there were guest lectures from:
1. Dr. Vasudevkalkunte 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 year, Kshitij has following Megashows.
1. EDM Night – DJ Sartek and Sara Santini
2. Stand Up Night – Anirban Das Gupta and Karunesh Talwar
3. Naalayak – The Band
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