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Getting ready for 'shaastra'

IIT MADRAS, is now getting ready for the after-effects of `Saarang'. `Shaastra' is the next big fest on the cards, starting March 9. A festival for the engineering and management students, what is brewing next is a ``sumptuous spread of Innovation, Competition, Live Demonstrations, Online Events and other such food for thought''.

An effort to bring on one platform all the best minds in the country, `Shaastra' has a line up starting with a paper presentation contest (Aavishkar for which entries can still be sent with queries addressed to shaastra2k@acer.iitm.ernet.in), a design contest (Blue-Print), the Breakthrough contest for original revolutionary entrepreneurship ideas, workshops, lectures and demonstrations, software events including a hacking contest, four quizzes, a mathematical modelling exhibition, a simulated stock market Bulls Eye and more.

And on the lighter side, `Shaastra' has in store sci-fi movies every night, being planned as a part of `Total Recall'. The Informals stall will be there too, throughout the day, a seminar being planned at the same venue.``We are in the process of fleshing out the events and more details are available on the Shaastra website www.iitm.ac.in/shaastra,'' says IITian Vignesh.``From a school student to a rocket scientist, from a bookworm to the fun-filled enthusiast, `Shaastra 2000' promises to provide something for everyone. You just have to be there,'' the organisers say.

By Sudhish Kamath

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