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IIT-Bombay 'Techfest' launches three international competitions

Monday, 30 September 2013 - 1:12am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Robotics, coding contest & Model UN are main attractions

‘Techfest IIT-B’, the annual science and technology festival of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), has launched three international competitions for 2014 - International Robotics Challenge (IRC), International Coding Competition (ICC) and Techfest International Model (United Nations).

The ‘Techfest’, has been a platform to spread the most recent developments in the field of science and technology among the masses, in which participants from India and abroad can prove their talent in front of technical supremacy.

Divyam Bansal, media manager of Techfest IIT Bombay said, “Techfest IIT-B is the only college event which holds competitions abroad. With recognition from UNICEF and UNESCO, it is the only festival in Asia, with biggest series of international competitions, extending its wing in other countries.”

One of the major attractions of the fest is IRC, which will be held from January 3 to 5, 2014. The participants from India and abroad can earn a prize money of  Rs 9 lakh on winning this competition. Elimination rounds will be held in Egypt, Thailand, Sweden, Ethiopia, France, Russia, South Africa, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. (For registration log on to: http://www.techfest.org/home/event/irc)Workshops in association with IRC Outreach Partner Robosapiens Technology are being carried out at 10 centres in India. At these workshops participants can learn about technologies like Microcontroller Programming on Arduino architecture. 

Along with this, they will also learn to build an Autonomous Maze-solving Robot and Manual bot. (For more details, visit http://www.techfest.org/home/event/irc_workshops)

With a vision to provide a common platform to Indian and international coders, Techfest has also launched ICC, which will be held from October 27, 2013 and it will be hosted online on Codechef. (To register visit http://www.techfest.org/home/event/ticc) .

The Techfest International Model United Nations (also Model UN or MUN), will be held from January 3 to 5, 2014, is an academic simulation of the United Nations, which aims to educate participants about current affairs, international relations, diplomacy and the United Nation’s agenda. (For more information log on to -http://www.techfest.org/home/event/timun)

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