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Pragyan: The biggest Techno-Managerial fest in South India is about to begin at NIT Trichy

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Pragyan is the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 20121:2012 certified student-run techno-managerial organization of National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NITT), that conducts an annual techno-managerial festival in the month of February or March. The 14th edition of Pragyan will be held from 1- 4 March 2018. The theme for this edition is ‘The Next Dimension’, acknowledging our ascent into a smarter and more connected future.

In Pragyan 2018, Casey Handmer, Levitation Engineer at Hyperloop One, shall be joined by Kevin Grazier, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Robert Metcalfe, Meher Pudumjee, Steven Gal and Ajay Bhatt to comprise a stunning lineup of the Guest Lecture series.

Pragyan 2018 promises to offer nothing less, for performances by Silhouette squad – a Shadow Dance Crew, Shawn Chua – ventriloquist and magician, Shivraj Morzaria – a Cardist, Shao Michael Szalucho – a manipulator and Suhani Shah, a hypnotist, are all in store.

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The events in Pragyan have been divided into 9 clusters this year – Code It, Creatrix, Concreate, Core Engineering, Grey Cells, Impact, IoT, Manigma and Robovigyan, with prizes worth 1.2 Million INR up for grabs. The events thus cover a wide range of domains and problem statements, proving to have something for everyone.

The fourth edition of Pragyan Hackathon, presented by SAP Labs and SAP Internship Experience, and co-sponsored by SPI Cinemas and SPI Externship, took place on 16th & 17th December 2017 at SAP Labs India, Whitefield, Bangalore. With cash prizes and goodies worth INR 2,00,000 the event saw massive participation from budding developers and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Conceptualised in 2016, the Pragyan Youth Summit, an annual forum of active discussion and debate, has seen massive footfalls over the years. This year, it was held on 20th January 2018 at The Westin, Chennai. Hosting the brightest minds in the industry, PYS 2018 featured a Panel Discussion, the maiden edition of PYS Youth Talks, a Keynote speech, a smart city development workshop and a unique Pitchfest. Centering around the theme, ‘Mission Smart Cities’, the Summit aimed to discuss the role of emerging technologies such as Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence in the evolution of smart cities.

Pragyan has always helped bring technology closer to the masses. The stage is all set for Pragyan 2018 to scale new heights and achieve its ambition of being bigger and better.

Pragyan invites everyone to join this celebration of technology at NIT Trichy from 1 – 4 March 2018.



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