As part of Indian Institute of Know-how (IIT) Madras’ annual tech pageant Shaastra, college students of the institute are conducting a contest to create technical consciousness amongst college students of courses 1 to 12 throughout India.
The competition, ‘Shaastra Juniors,’ can be performed on-line from October 1 to three. The competitors might be seen utilizing the hyperlink – https://juniors.shaastra.org/competitions.
“Shaastra Juniors will comprise a fun-filled weekend filled with events, shows, lectures and workshops focused on kindling students’ interest in technical areas. The event will also have special trophies for the best school and excellent students,” IIT Madras stated.
Highlighting the distinctive features of Shaastra Juniors, Dr Shaikh Faruque Ali, School Advisor, Shaastra 2022,stated, “The comeback with the second edition of Shaastra Juniors will be even more enriching, educational and entertaining. The team has put extraordinary efforts to create an immersive experience and instill the spirit of science and technology among school students.”
“The high-spirited events, workshops and competitions are sure to have students yearning for more. The pandemic has taken a severe toll on the functioning of the entire ecosystem, and hence we decided to launch the second edition also in a completely online mode so that students can participate from the comfort of their homes,” Dr Ali added.
There are three key occasions of Shaastra Juniors, the institute stated. Within the first occasion, ‘Tech Voyage’, high-tier know-how corporations will exhibit their merchandise in fields starting from biotechnology to sustainable know-how. It can additionally embrace a Q&A session with the viewers.
The second occasion, ‘Graffiti’, can be a “competitive event to encourage students to discover their hidden talents and creativity.” This can be a poster-making or collage or art work competitors, “related to a social campaign provided by Shaastra”.
The third occasion, ‘Intro to the computing world’ can be on coding, numerous languages and associated areas. “This workshop intends to introduce school students to various trending programming languages, their features, and future possibilities,” the institute stated.
Talking concerning the numerous occasions being held as a part of Shaastra Juniors, Nitish Gupta, Co-curricular Affairs Secretary, Shaastra 2022 stated, “Shaastra Juniors also includes sessions to foster interest in Astronomy and Astrophysics and help school students visualize these highly-technical fields. ‘Shaastra Nights’ will showcase the juxtaposition of music and technology. Our latest series ‘Reverb’ aims to bridge the gap between technology and music.”
“Shaastra will award the best schools and students for their excellence with interesting prizes. Points will be awarded for the grand Shaastra Junior Championship based on student participation from each school and their winnings that has been elaborated on the event website – https://juniors.shaastra.org/,” IIT Madras stated.
The flagship occasion of Shaastra Juniors is the ‘Shaastra Junior Chess Championship’.