IIT Madras to host Inter-IIT Tech Meet from 19-22 Dec 2023
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is all set to host the 12th Edition of the annual Inter-IIT Tech Meet from 19th to 22nd of December 2023. This will be the first fully offline Tech meet since the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, the event is expected to witness a footfall of nearly 1,000 students across the IITs. They will be participating in 13 competitions ranging from product management, quantum computing, game development, mathematics and cybersecurity.
The Inter-IIT Tech Meet will also feature events that are part of the ‘Viksit Bharat@2047’ nation-wide campaign.
The Inter-IIT Tech Meet is an annual pan-IIT competition, set to test the technical skills of IIT students in solving real-world problems which can impact millions of lives. This highly-competitive event puts some of the best minds in the country up against one another as they solve challenging issues faced in the world of robotics, Artificial Intelligence, finance and many other fields, for 2 months, finally culminating in the offline meet.
Speaking about this annual event, Prof. Satyanaranya Gummadi, Dean (Students), IIT Madras, said, “We are happy to host the Inter-IIT Tech Meet at IIT Madras and I am sure this four-day event will create an opportunity for the students to learn different things for their career goals. This is also an opportunity for the like-minded students from different IITs who can also interact and create networking activity among the brightest minds.”
As hosts, IIT Madras is responsible for coming up with industrial problem statements that the students will be solving, and also providing them a platform to interact with peers, industrial experts and professors through networking events and project showcases.
Lauding the IIT Madras students organizing the event, Prof. V. Sriram, Faculty Advisor (Co-curricular Activities), IIT Madras, said, “It is really amazing to see the young bright minds of the next generation goes beyond the classroom and showcase their potential with the industry-related problems that are need of the hour.”
Over the four days, students will have the opportunity to present their solutions to experts in the field, and forge new relations with peers and industry professionals to drive collaborations which could move the country ahead.
The papers and projects showcased at the Students’ Academic Conference and the Engineers Conclave will be open to viewing for the public. This edition will also be the first one with a ‘no-prep event’ – an event requiring participants to come up with solutions on the spot – since the lockdown.
Elaborating further on the event, Prof. Nilanjan Saha, Convenor of the Inter-IIT Tech meet, said, “This meet will bring out solutions of the real-world challenges from the best students within IITs that have a profound impact on environment and society. This will potentially inspire young entrepreneurs to drive innovation by understanding emerging technologies.”
Mr. Archish S, Student Convener, Inter-IIT Tech Meet 2023, IIT Madras, said “When the best of the IITs work together, there is bound to be something great coming out of it. And a competitive setting pushes the bar just that bit higher. What is the point of learning about technology if we cannot impact the world?”
Mr. Prabhat B, student Co-convener, Inter-IIT Tech Meet, 2023, IIT Madras, said, “Although this is portrayed as a competitive event, its constructive nature cannot be ignored – providing a platform for the best minds in the country to interact is a crucial step in the changing the face of how tech is seen in our world.”
INTER-IIT TECH MEET SCHEDULE – 19TH TO 22ND DECEMBER 2023
Ø 19th December 2023: Three panels of the Students’ Academic Conference, with focus on mechanical engineering, manufacturing, civil engineering, nano-tech, bio-tech and robotics. Competitive student presentations on Quantum computing.
Ø 20th December 2023: 2 panels of the Students’ Academic Conference, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Electronics, Physics and Maths. Competitive student presentations on chiplet design and game development. Industry presentations by Jaguar Land Rover and Trumio.
Ø 21st December 2023: The Engineers’ Conclave, showcasing 50 projects and prototypes built across the IITs. Competitive student presentations on quantitative finance, and cryptocurrency trading. Session by the company Aptos, about the domain of blockchain.
Ø 22nd December 2023: Competitive student presentations on artificial intelligence and natural language processing, followed by the announcement of the winners of the Tech Meet.
Viksit Bharat@2047 is the vision of the Government of India to make India a developed nation by 2047, the 100th year of its independence. The vision encompasses various aspects of development, including economic growth, social progress, environmental sustainability, and good governance
Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister, has invited youth of the country to participate in India’s bold, ambitious and transformative agenda of Viksit Bharat @ 2047 by participating in a youth movement of “Ideas from Youth for Viksit Bharat@2047.”
A webpage “Ideas for the Vision of Viksit Bharat @ 2047” has also been developed on mygov.in to enable youth to share suggestions on their vision of Viksit Bharat by 2047. On the portal, participants will be actively encouraged to contribute their suggestions on following three:
- How should a Viksit Bharat look like in 2047 in different aspects?
- What do we need to do to reach this goal?
III. What can you do to make Viksit Bharat@2047 possible?