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07-21-2009, 06:06 PM
Techfest is the Annual International Science and Technology Festival of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, one of the premier institutes of technology in India.
Since its inception in the year 1998 Techfest has grown to become the largest festival of its kind in Asia. Techfest 2010, the thirteenth edition will be held in the IIT Bombay campus from the 22nd to the 24th of January 2010.

Techfest Nexus, an initiative of Techfest aims to provide a platform to students from all regions of the country to prove their skills. It will be held as a preliminary level competition at 5 different centers across the country and the top three teams from each center will be invited to IIT Bombay to compete against the best in the country in the finals. This year through Nexus we will be introducing the new field of wireless communication and data transfer, which remains highly untapped in our country. This technology recently has been blooming and is finding its application at almost every place, from regular household work to complicated space exploration.
The registrations for this competition have begun. Please visit www.techfest.org/initiatives/nexus for more details.

11-09-2009, 02:59 PM
Techfest, IIT Bombay's Annual Science and Technology festival is scheduled this year from 22nd to 24th January 2010. Techfest brings you a whole new range of Competitions this year with prizes worth Rs. 15 lakhs. Please find below the brief overview of the competitions.

The competitions have been broadly divided into 6 categories:

iBots: The category which focuses on the Robotics competitions for Techfest 2010:
A.N.T.Z. - The world challenge of Techfest 2010 which has introduced SWARM Robotics for the first time in India. Prizes worth INR 1.1 lacs to be won.
FreeKick - Use Image Processing to play the game of Football. Prizes worth INR 48,000 to be won.
CROSS_OVER - The basic robotics challenge of Techfest 2010. Prizes worth INR 18,000 to be won.
Torque: This category is all about speed:
Full Throttle : Inferno The IC Engine monster car racing challenge. Prizes worth INR 50,000 to be won.
BlackBird The RC plane racing competition. Prizes worth INR 40,000 to be won.
Solar Splash The solar power boat competition. Prizes worth INR 22,000 to be won.
Dimensions: Dimensions comprises competitions testing basic concepts of science:
Bascule Bridge - Make bridges using Popsicle sticks. Prizes worth INR 16,000 to be won.
Contraptions Find innovative methods of making a field goal. Prizes worth INR 16,000 to be won.
MechCompute Build a calculator using only mechanical components. Prizes worth INR 20,000 to be won.
Vorticity Delve into the depths of CFD. Prizes worth INR 16,000 to be won.
Mbedded Logic Make logic circuits using FPGA. Prizes worth INR 16,000 to be won.
ArchiTECH: Architecture and Design related competitions. Make an eco-friendly house in Eco-Mansion or design the most efficient parking system in City Racks. Prizes worth INR 46,000 to be won.

Robowars : The Vengeance - The Inter-collegiate combat robotics competition. Fight it out to get your college to glory. Prizes worth INR 55,000 to be won.

CodeX: The category for all the coders. AIR-O-MANIA from Adobe, HASH_include (coding, networking and reversing competition) and VirtualPro (flash game design competition) await your participation. Total prizes worth INR 1.25 lacs to be won.

Please click on the competition of your interest to get more details.

The last date for registrations is 20th December for the competitions. Register immediately to receive regular updates about the events from Techfest 2010.

In case you have any doubts or you want to discuss something, please visit www.techfest.org/forum and get your queries answered.

See you at Techfest 2010.