From competitions in techno-management events to presentation in robotics and cloud computing to games, exhibitions, workshops and rock music, days are going to be hectic on the National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) campus here as the 10th edition of the annual techno-management festival of NIT-C ‘Tathva-11' begins on Thursday.

At a press meet here on Tuesday, NIT-C dean of students' welfare C. Muraleedharan and Tathva convenor Santhosh G. Thampi, along with other members of the organising committee, said that as many as 8,000 students from various colleges across the country were expected to participate in the four-day event.

P.P. Chandrachoodan, senior scientist of Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, would inaugurate the event on the NIT-C campus on Thursday. The festival would feature competitions in over 40 events with prizes worth Rs.14 lakh, they said.

The festival would have exhibitions by the Indian Army, ISRO and Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory in addition to live demonstrations of modern technologies like IEEE Interface and Tough Magix.

The various departments of engineering and technical clubs on the campus would also set up their individual stalls.

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‘Wheels,' an annual auto exhibition connected with the festival, this year would feature ‘Full throttle,' a competition for modified bikes and cars, meant for the public to participate. There would be workshops on ethical hacking, cloud computing, automotive and engine design, Mr. Thampi said.

Tessy Thomas, known as the missile woman of India, and senior IAS officer Raju Narayanaswamy, among others, would lead a lecture series. A State-level science exhibition and contest meant for school students—Young Engineer—would be another attraction of the festival.

The event would be open for the public, they added.

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