IIT Guwahati to host Techniche 2004 from Sept 3

From September 3 to 5, the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati would host Techniche 2004 their sixth annual national-level technical festival. The festival aims at providing a common platform for the young science enthusiasts of the North East, where they can interact and compete with a promising lot of science enthusiasts from other parts of the country. The event would familiarise science enthusiasts with some cutting edge developments in science and technology.

The festival would also facilitate interaction, among pioneering technocrats, visionaries and entrepreneurs both in person, and via videoconferencing. Among the attractions, would be a teleconference between participants of Techniche and scientists attending a conference in Denmark. The embassies of Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands have also sent in audiovisual materials for the benefit of the participants.

Senior scientist and former chairman of UGC, Prof. Yash Pal would attend Techniche 2004 as the chief guest. Sharing their thoughts of science in the Gyan Sanchar Lecture Series would be Padma Vibhushan Prof M M Sharma, Prof P K Sikdar of CRRI, New Delhi, and Prof Leena Chatterjee of IIM-C.

Students attending Techniche would have the chance to become acquainted with four Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Labs It would probably be the biggest gathering of college and school students, and young scientists in the North East, where they would have ample opportunities to explore science and technology from various perspectives. From September 3 to 5, the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati would host Techniche 2004 their sixth annual national-level technical festival. The festival aims at providing a common platform for the young science enthusiasts of the North East, where they can interact and compete with a promising lot of science enthusiasts from other parts of the country. The event would familiarise science enthusiasts with some cutting edge developments in science and technology.

The festival would also facilitate interaction, among pioneering technocrats, visionaries and entrepreneurs both in person, and via videoconferencing. Among the attractions, would be a teleconference between participants of Techniche and scientists attending a conference in Denmark. The embassies of Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands have also sent in audiovisual materials for the benefit of the participants.

Senior scientist and former chairman of UGC, Prof. Yash Pal would attend Techniche 2004 as the chief guest. Sharing their thoughts of science in the Gyan Sanchar Lecture Series would be Padma Vibhushan Prof M M Sharma, Prof P K Sikdar of CRRI, New Delhi, and Prof Leena Chatterjee of IIM-C.

Students attending Techniche would have the chance to become acquainted with four Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Labs’s Central Drug Research Institute, Central Institute for Medical and Aromatic Plants, National Botanical Research Institute, and Industrial Toxicology Research Centre. These, along with other DRDO labs would have a major presence with their scientific displays.

Moreover, the festival would act as a platform, where students from the region can showcase their scientific skills through both individual and group efforts. The competitive programmes for students include pre-defined and on-the-spot contests. According to Arun Jain, of IIT (G), the science festival was able to attract almost 300 students from across the country last year. This year, about 450 outstation college students have confirmed their participation. Another feature of this year’s festival is that for the first time students from all the seven IITs are going to take part in it.

Students also have an opportunity to attend workshops on Robotrix, Bio-Informatics, and Radio Phony. This kind of learning opportunity, itself, is rare in this part of the country. Students, who wish to participate in Techniche 2004, have been asked to access www.iitg.ac.in/techniche, or email techniche@iitg.ac.in. Phone enquiries can be made on the number 9864016259. Central Drug Research Institute, Central Institute for Medical and Aromatic Plants, National Botanical Research Institute, and Industrial Toxicology Research Centre. These, along with other DRDO labs would have a major presence with their scientific displays.

Moreover, the festival would act as a platform, where students from the region can showcase their scientific skills through both individual and group efforts. The competitive programmes for students include pre-defined and on-the-spot contests. According to Arun Jain, of IIT (G), the science festival was able to attract almost 300 students from across the country last year. This year, about 450 outstation college students have confirmed their participation. Another feature of this year’s festival is that for the first time students from all the seven IITs are going to take part in it.

Students also have an opportunity to attend workshops on Robotrix, Bio-Informatics, and Radio Phony. This kind of learning opportunity, itself, is rare in this part of the country. Students, who wish to participate in Techniche 2004, have been asked to access www.iitg.ac.in/techniche, or email techniche@iitg.ac.in. Phone enquiries can be made on the number 9864016259.

(The Assam Tribune, Ayugust 25, 2004)