Anokha, the national engineering techfest of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, is a 3-day congregation of some of the brightest minds in India. Founded in 2010, Anokha has grown by leaps and bounds and has progressed to become one of the most popular and top techfests in India. Having successfully completed eight editions, Anokha has had an average annual participation of over 10,000 of the best undergraduate engineering students from top-ranking engineering institutions in India like IITs, BITS, NITs and IIITs participating as well as partner universities in USA and Europe like University of New Mexico, EVRY France and Uppsala University-Sweden.

Anokha boasts a prize-money of Rs. 15 lakhs with 100+ plus highly competitive contests in all disciplines of engineering, sciences, robotics, gaming, business incubation, social media & entrepreneurship, cubing and short-film making. Taking up themes of global importance and societal relevance like Innovation, sustainable development, green trends, Technopolis - smart city and national security, it witnesses 30+ workshops in various cutting-edge areas of various engineering disciplines, robotics, business, sciences & humanities, start-up pitchfest and finance including its own edition of TEDx-like distinguished talk series called “Lumiere”. The workshops have been offered by leading companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Mathworks, Cisco, Intel, National Instruments and Robert Bosch. Other highlights of the techfest include fascinating exhibitions & Autoshows, Meet the CEO programme, school outreach and product design, development & demonstration.

Anokha provides the students an invaluable chance to discover, develop and demonstrate their talent, to excel and provides an innovative podium to stand on and succeed. This student-driven techfest showcases and celebrates the innovation, ingenuity, teamwork and talent of engineering students of AMRITA.

Some of Anokha's distinctions include:

  • First and only techfest in India with United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Accreditation
  • Having a TEDx event co-located and held in conjunction with a techfest for the first time in India
  • Having maximum number of workshops by premier companies and research agencies

Some of the world renowned artists who have been part of the entertainment spectacle include Percussionist, Sivamani; playback singers, Vijay Prakash, Karthik, Benny Dayal, Haricharan, Rahul Nambiar, Alaap Raju, Shaktisree Gopalan, Sunitha Sarathy, Ranjani-Gayatri and Nikita Gandhi.