Cognizance (festival)

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Cognizance
Cognizance logo.JPG
Type Student Non-Profit Organisation
Genre Technical
Founded 2003
Place Roorkee, India
Institute Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Website www.cognizance.org.in

Cognizance is the annual technical festival (techfest) of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R). Established in 2003, it has celebrated its 10th edition in 2012. It is one of the largest technical festivals in Asia.[1] The 9th edition consisted of a over 150 events and hosted 2,200 guest students, in addition to about 7,000 students from the hosting institution.[2]

Events[edit]

Guest lectures[edit]

Guest lecturers at Cognizance, 2012.

Since its inception in 2003,[citation needed] Cognizance organises a series of guest lectures by well-known scientists, technologists and businessmen. Past notable lecturers include John C. Mather, Sylvester James Gates, Robert Laughlin and M. C. Mehta in 2010,[3] and Chris Phillips, Dilip Chhabria and Satish Jha in 2011.[2]

Workshops[edit]

Workshops of wide variety are held during Cognizance, presented by experts in their fields. Some notable past workshops include workshops on aeromodelling, Hexapod, Android and Adobe Illustrator, held in 2011,[4] and on Photography, Visual Effects and Robotics, held in 2012.[5]

Exhibition[edit]

Exhibitions at Cognizance offer variety of interactive displays. Notable past exhibitions were made by the Indian Army and the Defence Research and Development Organisation in 2011.[1]

Online events[edit]

Cognizance organizes a plethora of online events that attracts participation from all over the globe. Over the years these included:

  • Insomnia, an overnight coding competition[6]
  • Illushun , online treasure hunt[6]
  • Blogomania, an online competition to test the blogging skills of the participants[3]

Centrestage[edit]

Centrestage includes events, competitions and shows. Past events on Centerstage included:[6][4]

  • Cairn Confluence, panel discussion and problem-solving competition relating to oil and energy industries (conducted by the department of Earth Sciences)
  • Armageddon, battle of the bots
  • Robosapiens, extreme robotics event
  • Powerdrift, remote controlled car racing contest
  • Cyborg Break in
  • Chaos, computer games competition
  • Villaticum Idealis
  • Economix
  • House For All
  • Model United Nations
  • Quizzotica, a quiz contest
  • Corporate Social Responsibility paper presentation event[7]

Departmental events[edit]

Departmental evens are held by each of the 17 departments:[6][4][5]

  • Spectrum, department related industry problem solving event
  • Spotlight, problem solving contest
  • Ideaz, national level paper presentation competition

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Hindu : Today's Paper / NATIONAL : IIT Roorkee's Cognizance 2011 begins on March 11". thehindu.com. The Hindu. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : IIT Roorkee hosting tech fest". hindu.com. The Hindu. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Cognizance comes calling". planetearth-india.com. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Cognizance, Annual Technical festival of IIT Roorkee | Impulse Magazine". impulse.org.in. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Cognizance 2012 at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee". minglebox. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Cognizance 2012". knowafest.com. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "IIT Roorkee’s annual festival on CSR". csrmonitor.in. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website