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Gearing up for Kurukshetra 2008


‘Kurukshetra’, or the ‘Battle of brains’ is here again! The techno-management fest organised by the students of the College of Engineering, Guindy, (CEG), Anna University, Chennai, will be held between January 22 and 25, 2008.

The four-day technical extravaganza features over 35 events covering several areas pertaining to engineering and management, and students could win prize money up to Rs. 10 lakh, and also opportunities to intern with renowned multinationals. The UNESCO-supported event is aimed at providing a platform for students to express their creativity.

Robotics events include Solenopsis, Freightocog, ‘Catch me if u can’ and Designer’s Quest, one of the unique attempts challenging participants to create a robot that is mobile without using the typical-end effectors like wheels or tyres.

Other events include PD^3, which requires creating any innovative product that could benefit the society, Artificial Intelligence Programming, Contraption, Rumble in the Junk, which expects the participants to build a working machine out of random junk and Prof Challenge, an event in which the contestants are tested for their ability to explain even complex topics in a simple manner to an audience.

The K! Open Quiz will be conducted by quiz masters Gopal Kidao and Navin Jaykumar and is something eager quizzers can look forward to.

The online programming contest attracts international participation with coding geeks from all over the world expected to compete for the US $2200-worth prizes.

Many online events including Dalal Bull, the online stock market game, are up and running on the official website. Another highlight of the event is that eminent academicians, researchers and Nobel laureates will deliver lectures and participate in discussions through videoconferences. The title sponsor for the event is Vestas. The Hindu Education Plus is the media partner.

www.kurukshetra.org.in

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