IIT Kharagpur will host the seventeenth release of Kshitij from January 17 to 19, 2020. It has been hosting this annual techno-management fest starting from the year 2004. Since then, it has grown and is now the largest symposium of its kind in Asia. This fest witness more than 70,000 participants from various technical institutes.
To register for the fest aspirants can visit ktj.in/register. Registrations can be done by providing a few details like name, email, mobile number, date of birth, etc.
This event is aimed at providing the technically inclined youths a national-level platform, where they can show their talents and expertise. The platform is also aimed at recognising their talents and rewarding them. The prize money distributed in this event goes up to Rs. 45,00,000.
Kshitij 2020 will have flagship events like Laws of Motion, Eureka, Overnite, Embetronix, Nightshift, Clash of Brains, Relic Hunter, Code-O-Soccer and Sand Rover.
Other than that, Kshitij will also host Robotix events like the Robowars, Zenith, Crusade, Cubiscan, Fortress, Poles apart and Stax.
Last year a lot of events in Kshitij have been certified and promoted by popular associations and foundations like Organization of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and The foundation of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Apart from the fest, a day before the events start, workshops are organised. The workshops are composed in the relationship with famous and reputed associations and are directed free of any expense.
The team of Kshitij is also known to organise workshops outside in cities like Kolkata, Indore, Nagpur, Lucknow, etc before the start of the fest.
The event witnesses guest lecturers from everywhere throughout the world. The visitors for Kshitij in the past years include Simon Taufel, Alan Emtage Imtiaz Ali, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, Bedabrata Pain, Dr. Rajendra Singh, and so many more.
Apart from the main events, the other activities surrounding Kshitij include Snappit, a photography competition; TechQuila, a lively stage performance by DJs; and Krypton, event for all the gaming geeks.
Each year new and exciting events and workshops are added in the fest. Thus, making the event bigger than all its past years.
The launch year of this techno-executives symposium was in 2004. Even in its first year, Kshitij got an attraction of more than 260 students from outside IIT Kharagpur. The cooperation has since developed Kshitij to what it is today as Asia’s biggest fest of its sort. Also the official website of Kshitij which is ktj.in, is the largest student-run website, getting almost 8 million impressions in its yearly release.