Kshitij, the annual techno-management symposium of IIT Kharagpur will be held from 18 – 20 January 2019. Since its inception in 2004, the event has grown exponentially and has become the largest symposium of its kind in Asia.
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 lakh.
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…etc and consists 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 free for everyone.
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 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 we had the guest lectures from 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 year Kshitij has the following Megashows.
EDM Night- DJ Sartek and Sara Santini
Stand Up Night- Anirban Das Gupta and Karunesh Talwar
Naalayak – The Band
For further details 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 further updates regarding Kshitij.