The three-day annual technical fest ‘Mindkraft ’13’ of Karunya University, with the theme “Cuz Every Human Matters”, took off here on Thursday.
The fest with more than 60 events, to promote technology, advanced scientific thinking and creative innovations among the youth, was inaugurated by Y.S. Rajan, Scientist and Technologist.
“Use this opportunity to learn many things and do not restrict yourself to learning only technology. Social networking is an important learning in such events. When you use such opportunities only you will be able to learn from others when you join a job. Becoming adaptable is very important when you take up a job. There are people from various other domains with whom you have to work with,” he said.
He urged them to learn to live in the modern world. “Do not live in the past. Diversity is the essence of life. Be ready to grab opportunities and do not restrict it to your domain area,” he added.
E.J. James, Vice-Chancellor in-charge, and Joseph Kennedy, Registrar of the university, also spoke at the inauguration.
Robotron, Melange, Shrishti, Vigyaan, Papyrus, Dextrons, Quizzlers and Codeigy, are the main event categories under which a plethora of sub-events are being held till February 16.
There are also events that focus on technology for conservation of energy, water, health and food, and promotion of sustainable development.
There are also non-technical events such as quizzes, treasure hunts, personality face-off, battle of the bands, etc.
The events are based on the motto – technology with a social concern. A total of 4,174 students from 391 colleges have registered for the fest. Total prize money worth Rs. 6 lakh is up for grabs.
‘Radio MindKraft’ introduced by Campus TV, powered by the Media Department of the University, went on live throughout the fest. The webcast was through the websitewww.ctv.karunya.in.
The Hindu is the media partner for the event.