Staff Reporter

Kochi: Model Engineering College will be hosting its annual techno-management event Excel from Thursday. The three-day event with a theme of “Inspire! Innovate! Engineer” will be packed with sections on software, hardware, management, gaming and workshops along with a crowd-pulling informal stage.

Prof. Yashpal, former UGC chairman, will be among the prominent persons visiting the college during the event.

Robotic events will be the main attraction of the hardware section this year. The other contests in the hardware section will be in paper presentation, project presentation, hardware Virtuoso - that will decide the best budding engineer- and bionics - a biomedical engineering-based paper presentation. In the software se ction, there will be contests in Linuxguru, software engineering and web+UI designing. The Linuxguru contest will test the knowledge among students about the open source Linux operating system.

This is keeping with the college’s history of promoting open source software and Linux. The engineering contest will try to find a proficient contestant in all aspects of programming.