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|Type||a Non-Profit Student Organization|
|Institute||Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati|
|Major events||Technothlon, Guwahati Half-Marathon,Industrial Conclave, Lecture Series, Exhibitions, Workshops,MUN, Escalade, Robocalypse and Funniche|
|Slogan||Celebrating Innovation through revolutionizing technology|
Techniche is the annual Techno-Management festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. Started in 1999, through its past seventeen editions, it has been witnessing a new zenith of techno-management events ranging from raging robotics to corporate module to inspiring lecture series to awe striking workshops to jubilant nites. It served as a distinguished platform for entrepreneurs, innovators and technocrats to showcase their abilities as every edition sought to take a leap forward in redefining and revolutionizing the technology.
Techniche is generally held in the first weekend of September and lasts for three days and four nights. It comprises numerous diversified competitions, lectures, interactive talks, exhibitions, workshops and exuberant nights.Techniche-2016 will be held from 1 September to 4 September 2016.
- 1 Brief History
- 2 Techniche Coup d'oeil
- 3 Social initiatives
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Beginning its journey merely in two rooms of Technology Complex of IIT Guwahati (How Techniche got started), Techniche grew exponentially over the years spreading its wings to nearly 50K participants from varied colleges, schools and institutions all across India, UAE, Bangladesh and Singapore.It has been successful in promoting and honing the scientific and entrepreneurial skills in the academia.Through the years, it played host to Nobel laureates, leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs like Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, Dr. Claude Nicollier, Anousheh Ansari, Rajdeep Sardesai, Vikas Swarup, Dr Peter Atkins, Christer Fuglesang, Ronen Sen, Casey Hudson, Tessy Thomas, Dr.Kota Harinarayana, Pranav Mistry, Richard Stallman, Kiran Karnik, Prabhu Chawla, Nathan Schulhof, Dr. John C. Mather, Jeff Lieberman, Mike Fincke, Kiran Bedi, Dr.Raghuram Krishnapuram, Yashavant Kanetkar, Mark Toorock, etc.
The symbol of Techniche are two pixelated saplings, orange and blue in color. The saplings are the portrayal of how Techniche integrates the 'youth' from all around the country .While the blue color stands for the management face, the orange represents the technological front of Techniche. The symbol was designed by Tanuj Shah in the year 2005, a student of IIT-Guwahati Department of Design (Batch 2006).
Techniche Coup d'oeil
Techniche hosts a varied range of events, both inspiring as well as kindling the enthusiasts.An outline of the events is briefed below.
It is an international school championship organized by the student fraternity of IIT Guwahati. It began its journey in 2004 with an aim to ‘Inspire Young Minds’. Starting with a participation of 200 students, over the past 11 years Technothlon has reached to over 250 cities in India and various centers abroad with 2.5 lakh students avidly following it. Through a series of events involving mental aptitude, logic, and dexterity, it seeks to provide school students a platform to build fundamental experience and knowledge, to exercise co-ordination skills, and to think out of the box. As its preliminary round is conducted through several centers in India, it is a competitive test of critical thinking. Its final stage is conducted in IIT Guwahati during Techniche.
The Industrial Conclave forges ahead as an ideal interface between the industry and the students to inspire, motivate and train them for the battle for success in life. It provides a quintessential platform for young entrepreneurs and budding corporates to broaden their horizons and understand the internal dynamics of the ever-growing industry. In this 3 day long high-profile event, eminent personalities from various spheres of the industry share their invaluable experiences with the young minds of today.
This module witnesses some great inventors,creators and experts interacting with the audience in the form of a talk. Nobel laureates including John C. Mather (The 2006 Physics Nobel Laureate) graced the occasion, sharing their experiences and shortcomings. Techniche played host to great personalities like Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Jean Baptiste Kempf, Dr. Claude Nicollier, Anousheh Ansari, Vikas Swarup, Lyn Evans, Pranav Mistry, Stephen P. Morse, Richard Stallman, Walter Bender, Peter Atkins, Christer Fuglesang, Ronen Sen, Casey Hudson, Tessy Thomas, Dr.Kota Harinarayana, Kiran Bedi etc.
It includes various awe-striking and energizing challenges in the robotics module, the Tech-Olympics module and the corporate module.
Workshops at Techniche bring to you, the people with the best know-hows of their business to help you learn all about their expertise.Workshops in the sixteenth edition of Techniche witnessed a huge participation, as the edition brought forward a wide variety of technological spheres including Biped and Swarm robotics,Eye Robotics, Ethical Hacking and Cyber Forensics, Android development, KUKA Agilus, Cloud Computing, Vehicle Overhauling and Twenty19 Intern workshops.
Rendering the technological aspirations, Techniche also sought to idealize the society through its Initiatives. Over the years, Techniche has conducted various campaigns and it has been successful in bringing a change in the society to a fullest extent. Here are some of the initiatives undertaken in the past few editions.
Guwahati Half Marathon (GHM)
The Guwahati half marathon initiative was started on 30 August 2009 with an aim to unify the north-east.It witnessed a huge participation in the two events proposed in the debutante year – The Glory Run (18 km) and The Dream Run (6 km). In 2010, Techniche introduced a '21 km' cycle race with the motto of shaping the youth's attitude towards the environment with the motto "Youth for environment". While the years unfolded, the initiative grew, making its stand as the largest of its kind in north-east India. For the first time, a new category of marathon was introduced namely the Courage Run for specially abled participants.
Amit Kumar Saroha, Shimit Amin, and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra appeared to spread the motto "Run for Peace" (in 2015) "Run to affect the shift" (in 2014) "Run for a better tomorrow"(in 2013) respectively.  Inputting their valuable suggestions and applause, the GHM witnessed a huge crowd as the junctures rose as grandeur moments. Special attendees included Zublee Baruah-singer, Akash Chopra -cricketer and world’s largest parkour group "American Parkour" and a coverage of the event was provided by Assam Tribune and NDTV India. Later in 2014,a college championship was also introduced to inspire young students, motivating their athletic skills.
This initiative inspired from the Government of India's Initiative under which every IIT Should adapt a neighbouring village with an aim of creating an overall development was started in Techniche 2015. The students from the campus involved in teaching the children of a nearby village "Lathia Bagicha". Also in collaboration with the Technical Board of IIT Guwahati support from NGO's, street lights were installed in the village. The initiative received huge appreciation from the media and local residents and will continue in the future also with an aim to expand and improve the situation further.
Wake Up and Vote
The initiative aimed at enlightening the voter rights and the power of 'Right to Vote'. Organized in cities and towns, the campaign spread awareness among all classes of people, as lakhs of people sought their right as a responsibility. A video-making competition was also organized as a part of this initiative.
Attempting to lighten up the special hearts on the occasion of Diwali, Techniche organized the third edition of MUSKAAN in IIT Guwahati with the theme "Spreading Smiles". Children in Shishugram Orphanage were invited. They were taught lantern-making and diya painting. A Rangoli competition was organized as a part of the initiative.
Litter of Light
"Lighten up someone's life and you have at-least lightened some part of the world". On 9 March 2014, team Techniche successfully organized the "Liter of Light" event in the Bhutnath slum locality near Guwahati city. The invention, being relatively simple, involves filling up a 1.5-litre PET bottle with purified water and bleach and installing it onto the roof of a house. As the water inside the bottle refracts the sunlight during the daytime, it creates the same intensity as a 55-watt light bulb used in modern houses. Economic and eco-friendly lights like these were set up in multiple household in the locality.
Blood donation camp
Techniche, as a part of its social initiative has held blood donation camps, in the IIT Guwahati Hospital, for the three days the festival commences.
The initiative aimed at inspiring the local people about health. The volunteers, with the help of few medical practitioners, roamed in the nearby villages wherein proper hospital facilities were detained and provided free medical services.
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