March 12-15 at NIT Tiruchirappalli
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli gives top quality engineering education and in keeping with their tradition, the annual techno-managerial fest Pragyan, is also among the best, and biggest. This year they promise diverse experiences and opportunities for technology enthusiasts. Pragyan holds ISO 20121:2012 certification for
Sustainable Event Management, becoming the first student-run organization in the world and
also the third overall, next only to the 2012 London Olympics and Manchester United FC.
Pragyan also holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management Systems, making it
one of the most sought after technical fest in India.
This year’s edition is themed ‘Pixel’ and hosts a variety of events, workshops, exhibitions, a
hackathon, guest lectures, shows and more. Pragyan also conducts its flagship debate showcase, ‘Crossfire’, featuring eminent personalities from in and around the country. Nearly 30 events are grouped under 8 broad clusters, each cluster dealing with different realms of science and technology.
Events contain clusters like ‘Bytehoc’, which captures the interests of all the computer geeks and coders, and encourages both online and offline participants to try their hand. ‘Manigma’ offers various management related events. It progresses through multiple rounds and encompasses the diverse skills needed to be an ideal manager. ‘Phronesis’ tests the logical and analytical skills of participants and engages them in a tumult of clues and puzzles. The cluster, ‘Concreate’ is a civil engineer’s bliss and contains events that challenge their ingenuity and problem-solving skills. For those who want to conceptualise their ideas into products, Pragyan brings them ‘Conception’, which contains racing and design-based events. ‘Roborex’ is one of the clusters that is awaited eagerly and includes fighting remote-controlled robots, boats and quad-copters. ‘Pandora’s Box’ brings an assortment of puzzles, mazes and Rubik’s cube challenges making it an entertaining affair. The last event cluster that Pragyan has in-store is ‘Trivia’ – the quiz cluster – an eye-catcher for the quiz lovers out there. One thing that differentiates Pragyan from other technical fests of its kind is that online participation is encouraged as much as offline participation, and the 2019 edition of Pragyan saw students and professionals from over 60 countries participating in various events.
Workshops where students can learn about cutting edge technologies, include those on process simulation
using Aspen Hysis and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt used for process improvement, to the Stock Market.
With their outreach events like ‘Square One’ and ‘Pragyan Hackathon 2020’. Pragyan is able to take the show on the road and give neighbouring cities a glimpse of what the grand fest is like. Pragyan’s social responsibility wing has undertaken a lot of initiatives including Campus Development Week, which provided free workshops and various awareness programs to boost the morale of students. Pragyan launched programs like ‘Dhisai’ to educate school children about the JEE, while Catalyst, is an initiative to impart basic science, math and English to school children.
Pragyan is also planning to bring down eminent personalities for its Guest Lecture series. The previous editions of Pragyan have been graced with distinguished people like Ajay Bhatt, Bhargavi Nuvvula, Dr Casey Handmer and more who left the audience spellbound by their words and achievements.