Kshitij, also called KTJ, is the annual techno-management festival of one of India’s premier technical institutions, the IIT Kharagpur. Kshitij’s journey started in 2004, from then its aim is to provide the technically inclined youth’s generation a national-level platform, where they can show their talents and expertise and would be recognized and rewarded.
Since its early years, Kshitij developed exponentially, it gets an overpowering response from the students from various famous technical institutes and educational communities everywhere throughout the world.
Not only from India but students from foreign countries are getting attracted toward Kshitij and are actively participating in its events creating a more competitive, challenging, and developing environment. The official website of Kshitij(ktj.in), is the largest student-run website, getting almost 8 million impressions in its yearly release. Recently Kshitij’s 17th release had been held from 17th to 19th January 2020.
In this edition, Kshitij’s gets an all-over interest of more than 70,000 students from various technical institutes. And a total of Rs. 45 lacs offered as prize money. The phase one of Kshitij eighteenth edition is scheduled from 15th to 17th January 2021.
Registration has been started(ktj.in/register). kshitij arranges a wide scope of occasions including each kind of innovation and the executives with the target to implant a logical and creative personality in the youthful minds. World-prestigious associations like ACM, IEEE, ASME, ASHRAE, and IMechE support Kshitij’s aim and ensure various occasions of the fest. To address issues tormenting our general public, Kshitij attempts social activities in relationship with the various NGOs of the country.
Workshops are directed everywhere throughout the nation to enable the members to pick up a hands-on understanding and upgrade their specialized abilities. Kshitij additionally arranges workshops, visitor addresses, displays, and mega shows.
The Growth of Kshitij
The launch release of this techno-executives symposium was in the year 2004 when it got a name called ‘Ideon’. In recent years Kshitij started attracting students from all over the world Recently Kshitij 2017 experienced Infinity Mirror Clock from the USA, Robyn Inmoon from Sweden, 3D printed robots from the USA, Molecular VR structures from the UK, U Gears Mechanical Models from Ukraine, and Indonesia from India in its displays.
The fifteenth period of Kshitij experienced workshops from Philips, Microsoft, Nvidia, Worldquant, Google Developers Group, IBM, Prana Studios, HPE, Intel, Mahindra And Mahindra, KLA Tenor, and Asteria Aerospace on the themes like Animation and Visual impacts, Silicon to semiconductor, IoT, Quant Finance.
Another gaming occasion called “Krypton” has begun in recent years in which students play different PC games to show their gaming talents and compete to win attractive prizes.
Visitors for Guest Lectures
Among the recent visitors, includes director of famous Bollywood motion pictures like Highway, Rockstar, Jab We Met “Mr. Imtiaz Ali“, Consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards winner between 2004 and 2008 “Mr. Simon Taufel“, popular Indian stand-up comedian, writer, presenter and actor “Mr. Zakir Khan“, prestigious Sahitya Academy Award recipient “Mrs.Mridula Garg“Former head of DRDO Mr. Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre, previous representative executive of Investigation Bureau Mr. Dhanushkodi Sivanandhan, Mathematician and Computer Scientist Dr. Janos Pach, Director of change.org Ms. Nida Hasan and Stockholm Water Prize victor Dr. Rajendra Singh.
For entertainment only, this season had a Stand-up parody by Kunal Kamra and Vipul Goyal, famous Bollywood singer Arjun Kanungo, EDM by young DJ Sara Santini, and DJ Jolly.
Workshops of Kshitij (ktj)
Kshitij sorts out explanation workshops amid and in the days prior to the fest. The workshops are composed in a relationship with famous and reputed associations and are directed free of any expense. Declaring the significance of picking up hands-on involvement in the learning procedure, Kshitij composes intelligent workshops on a wide assortment of themes to connect the separation between hypothetical and reasonable information.
These workshops are directed by educated people from hello there tech organizations like Microsoft, IBM, Philips, Nvidia, World Quant, Google Developers Group, Prana Studios, HPE, Mahindra, and Mahindra, Intel which give mechanical achievements and elevate imaginative answers for the most squeezing worldwide difficulties within recent memory.The Kshitij Team also organizes outside workshops in places like Kolkata, Indore, Nagpur, Lucknow, etc before the start of the fest.
Flagship Events of Kshitij (ktj)
- Laws of Motion: It is a flying aircraft designing and creation event felicitated by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE. It is a standout amongst the most celebrated events of Kshitij, which gets interest from students everywhere throughout the nation
- Eureka: Paper presentation competition, certified by IEEE.
- Overnite: The ACM ICPC multi-commonplace programming challenge is guaranteed by ACM, the world’s biggest and most renowned logical and instructive processing society
- Embetronix: It is an inserted hardware circuit plan rivalry spread more than two rounds
- Robowars: Build a robot and inspire it in the field to battle and win against different robots
- Relic Hunter: An online treasure hunting game requiring analytical skills to solve tricky questions to get to the next clues in the ultimate quest for treasure. Based on Harry Potter
- Code-O-Soccer: A simulation-based strategic coding event that provides you with a perfect platform to solve a strategy based creative problem using your coding and strategic
- Sand Rover: Participants had an opportunity to build up an all-terrain bot and show their technical skills in this participant have to discharge their bots through challenging obstacles pushing it to extreme limits while the clock ticks
Other activities of Kshitij (ktj)
For the amusement of the members during the occasions, Kshitij also organizes activities like Snappit which is a Photography competition, in which various click enthusiast people show their talent and get praised and rewarded and Krypton, this event is for all the gaming geeks present out there at Kshitij fest. Famous games like PUBG, FIFA, etc. This is also one of the events at Kshitij having very high price money.
Certification of Kshitij(ktj)
A great number of events in Kshitij 2020 have been promoted and certified by various popular associations and foundations. These are, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s biggest expert affiliation devoted to progressing mechanical development and greatness, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and The foundation of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).