If the wonders of innovation have always baffled you, there are chances many of them will be demystified for you soon. With a multitude of interesting events, projects, workshops, exhibits, centred on the theme ‘Science and technology for common man,' Kurukshetra 2012, the technical fest of College of Engineering Guindy promises to be a learning experience for students and families, keen to know how engineering influences their lives. The fest will be inaugurated on February 1.

The four-day fest will host lectures by Vic Hayes, Senior Research Fellow, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, P.S. Veeraraghavan, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), and Trilochan Shastry - Dean, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.

There will also be workshops on energy auditing, astro-photography, caricature design, scalable vector graphics, robotics and engine assembling.

With the theme, ‘Do while you learn,' the workshops will be attended by technocrats who will guide the students. A highlight among the exhibited projects is the Tamil Text Compaction system and air surveillance vehicle developed by the students of the college. Apart from online programming events and virtual stock exchange contests, there will be workshops for school students too.

The social campaign of the event is themed, “Invest back in India,' to emphasise that the finest talents among the Indian students and the strong market in India that exist for them to plan their careers here.

The Hindu is the media partner for the event.