Engineering students of all disciplines at Coimbatore campus came together during April 2-4 to organize ANOKHA 2010, the tech fest of the Amrita School of Engineering.
It aimed at motivating engineering students from different disciplines to come together and share mutual enthusiasm and passion for science and technology.
More than 1500 students from premier engineering colleges like IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, BITS Pilani etc., all over the country participated.
There were more than 30 technical events in all disciplines of engineering with various interdisciplinary events and a prize money worth Rs. 5 lakh was up for grabs.
Shri. T. K. A. Nair, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Government of India inaugurated the fest at around 2.30 pm on April 2nd.
He told the students that they had a great opportunity in front of them to not only make a career but also worked for nation building. Secondly, he told the students that through their job they had to be able to lead a good life and also be socially relevant. And lastly, he asked the students to learn to balance both aspects.
Pro-Chancellor Br. Abhayamrita Chaitanya also spoke. He stated that creativity and innovation are not the exclusive forte of the West. He then added that long before Pythagoras invented his theorem, Boudayana in India had enunciated it, similarly Charaka and Susrutha had done pioneering work in medicine.
He also pointed out that even in the field of literature, our country has produced so many great men but somehow during colonization, India lost her spirit
and it is high time we rediscover it.
Technical paper presentation, quiz, network programming, software coding, multimedia contests, robotics, CAD/CAM design, engineering design. There were over 30 events for students to participate in.
An aero-modeling workshop that explained basics of aircraft design was very popular with the students. An exhibition highlighting milestones of the Indian Space Research Organization was also organized. BOSCH exhibited the latest developments in vehicular technology.
Sri. S. C. Sarkar, Vice President, L&T, who was the chief guest at the valedictory function, told the assembled gathering that he is very happy to see the manner in which Amrita students organized the events and is sure that the students will be able to take up challenging project work when they complete their studies.
Dr. T. N. P. Nambiar, Chairman, EEE Dept., who was also the faculty coordinator of ANOKHA 2010, thanked the student organizers and participants as well as the sponsors who had provided support in a big way.