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Humanoid robots danced and humans sang at the finale of NIT-C's festival Tathva-10

Tathva-10, the three-day techno-management festival organised by the National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C) concluded on the campus here on Sunday.

The last day of the festival featured the finale of several competition events, including robotics, and many other streams of engineering. A variety of workshops including humanoid robotic workshop, automobile workshop and Kyrion-ethical hacking workshop, which were part of the festival also came to an end on Sunday. As many as 1,500 students representing more than 150 institutes from across the country participated in the events and workshop. Tathva was inaugurated on Thursday by the Institute's Director-in-Charge E. Gopinath. The following three days witnessed a list of events, workshops, lectures and exhibitions.

The lecture series was inaugurated on October 16 by T. Ramasami, Secretary to the Department of Science and Technology, Union government.

It featured renowned personalities like Ashok Dalwai, Deputy Director General of Unique Identification Authority of India, G. Madhavan Nair, former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation and a video conference by Johannes Orphal, Director of the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research.

Other events included technical contests such as the Transporter and League of Machines.In the gaming arena, Blitzkrieg and the auto-show Wheels were the major crowd pullers. Exhibitions included one by ISRO in which models of Indian satellites and rockets were showcased. All departments of the institute set displayed discoveries and developments in their respective fields. The workshops included web designing, stock exchange and astrophotography. The humanoid robot show by the engineering students from BITS Pilani and a fire show by a Czech team were part of the festival.

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