Tryst, IIT Delhi

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Tryst logo.jpg
Type Non-profit organisation
Founded 1992
Place Delhi, India
Institute Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Major events Algorhythm, Diathlon, Robowars, Confluence
Core members 60
Slogan Geekier Than Thou

Tryst is the annual science and technology festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, held in February and March. Thousands of students from the Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology, and various engineering and science colleges from all over the country attend the festival. Tryst has seen guest lectures by Jeff Lieberman, Nathan Seiberg, Kazutaka Kurihara, Anil Kakodkar, and Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

Overview of events[edit]

  • Think: The grey matter of students is tested in bridge designing contest, designing from junk, algorithm contest, computer engineering, online programming, real life problem contest, etc.[citation needed]
  • Create: A host of events like robowars, path tracking robotics, product designing, technical poster competition, etc. encourages young creators and make them create innovative technical objects.[citation needed]
  • Compete: There are several competitions like assembly-disassembly, circuit designing, sci-tech quiz, simulation and optimization contest.[citation needed]
  • Design: From digital electronics, artificial intelligence and oscilloscopes; to lifters and buildings, this is the battle of skills and innovative designing abilities.[citation needed]
  • Indulge: A series of workshops, lectures by eminent personalities, exhibitions and sci-fi movies are arranged for the participants of this festival.[citation needed]


The Tryst logo is modeled on the hyperbolic paraboloid.


Tryst 2008[edit]

Tryst ’08 was organized from 29 Feb – 2 March 2008. Hundreds of collegiate students from various parts of India attended it. The theme of the festival was ‘Think, Create, Compete, Design and Indulge’, its catch line being "Experience the Dreams".[citation needed]

Tryst 2009[edit]

Tryst ’09 was organized from 28–29 March 2009 accounting for more than 10000 participants.[citation needed]

Various events like Aero-modeling, Scanning tunelling microscope and Open Challenge were successfully organized. Tryst 2009 was a tremendous success. First time, it Introduced the concept of event time-sheets, feedback forms and periodic meetings to plan the event effectively.[citation needed]

Tryst 2010[edit]

Tryst 2010 was organized from 12–14 March 2010 with a footfall of over 12000 students all over the country.[citation needed]

Tryst 2011[edit]

One of the most prestigious platforms for thinkers, innovators and learners alike, Tryst 2011, the annual science and technology festival of IIT Delhi, was held from 25 to 28 February 2011.[citation needed]

Tryst 2012[edit]

Tryst 2012 was organized from 2 to 5 March 2012. This was the first time that the technical and entrepreneurial got combined, with the coming together of the Academic Interaction Council (AIC) and the Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of IIT Delhi.[1][2]

Tryst 2013[edit]

Tryst 2013 was held from 1 to 4 March 2013. With the restructuring of the erstwhile Academic Interaction Council (AIC) of IIT Delhi as the Co-curricular and Academic Interaction Council (CAIC), the scope has been broadened greatly. Apart from the flagship events and department specific events, the various co-curricular clubs like Automobile Club (SAE, Mini Baja, HPV), Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC), Robotics Club and Technocracy (Astronomy Club, Economics Club, Electronics Club) will have events, workshops, seminars and exhibitions of their own, making it an extremely huge affair.[citation needed]

The theme for Tryst 2013 was the commemoration of the weird, wacky and wild developments in science & technology. It was a great success, with over 15,000 students and faculty in attendance.[citation needed]


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