Staff Reporter

Expected to attract over 3,000 participants

  • ISRO to hold three-day exhibition
  • NIT-C campus will be open to public for the fete

    KOZHIKODE: Governor R.L. Bhatia will inaugurate the three-day technical fest `Tathva `06' organised by the National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C) on its campus at 10 a.m. on Friday.

    This year's festival is expected to attract over 3,000 participants from various disciples of engineering. `Tathva '06' is being organised on a budget of Rs.5.5 lakh.

    A variety of events, including robotics, code breaking, will be organised.

    Another highlight of the fete will be seminars and workshops conducted by leading organisations and experts. Exhibitions being organised as part of the festival are expected to draw huge crowds, especially schoolchildren in the district. The key attraction is a three-day exhibition by ISRO.

    The major events on the inaugural day include a survey contest (surveykshana), model making contest (conjura), craft workshop by the Department of Architecture and the paper presentation contest for the `circuit branches' (Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering). Synchronised hot air ballooning will be introduced at the exhibition.

    Dr. Helen Basil from the ISRO will speak on the history of Indian space research. Jijesh, a visually impaired person, will lead a seminar on how people like him can effectively use computers and various IT services such as Internet.

    The NIT-C campus would be open to public during the fete. The public can visit the laboratories, language laboratory and Software Research Centre at the NIT-C. Students will explain the technical details to the visitors. A lot of puzzles and working and still models will be on display at the mathematics and physical science exhibition.