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Technozion is a three-day annual technical symposium organized by the student fraternity of National Institute of Technology, Warangal and is aimed at providing a platform for students across India to assemble, interact, and share knowledge in various fields of science and technology. Started in 2006, it has grown to become one of the major technical festivals of South India with a footfall of over 6000 students.Technozion completed its 10th edition in 2015.
The name Technozion derives it meaning from two words, Techno for technology and Zion meaning the Promised Land. Technozion is a collection of events, initiatives, workshops, guest lectures and exhibitions.
Wreckage is an IC engine remote controlled car racing event. Avion-e is a wireless remote controlled aircraft building competition. Jahaaz is a remote controlled wireless boats racing competition. Hovermania is a hovercraft racing competition. These events are the highlight of Technozion and highly entertaining to watch.
National Programming League is an online coding competition which was started in 2011. It was conducted in 50 centers across India and saw a participation of over 7000 students. Enigma was an online quiz event conducted during summer vacations by Technozion which continues till the day of the fest. Similarly Crytex and Kodekraft are other online events conducted annually by Technozion.
Nation Robotics Competitions
National Robotics Championship(NRC) is the robotics design competition started during Technozion 2011. The competition was held in two stages, first the zonal rounds aimed at finding talent across the country. The second was held onsite during Technozion in NIT warangal campus.
Backyard Science and Junk-e-tronix are similar such events aimed at increasing the outreach of Technozion.
The other robotics events include "RoboShow" wherein the contestants are to demonstrate a robot that performs interesting tasks for applications such as in entertainment, domestic chores, industry etc., "Rover" is a free design competition-the participants have the choice to design a wired/wireless robots, it is judged by the speed of the robot on a smooth and a rough path.
This year there is a special edition of "roboCricket"-a cricket even for the robots designed by participants.
Apart from technological brilliance, Technozion also envisioned the social development of India. With this motto, Technozion 11 moved one step further in taking several initiatives for addressing social and environmental causes. Technozion aims at utilizing its wide reach all over India to promote research and development in India and to impress upon the masses the benefits of a sustainable way of living.
Workshops at Technozion introduce students to the present day and upcoming technologies and provide them with a hands-on experience under the mentorship of professionals. The workshops conducted by Technozion include Android-Botix - a new approach in controlling robots where students develop the application on Android OS to control the robots using their smart phones and Cyber Forensics & Exploration - regarding various kinds of cyber crimes and careers in the cyber forensics. Ethical Hacking, Chemical Simulation, Forensics are some of the other workshops conducted during Technozion.
Technozion has consistently drawn the world’s foremost experts in their respective fields for making guest lectures, either in person or via video conference. These lectures and demonstrations introduce students to the cutting-edge research happening in various fields, and serve as educational forums that encourage interaction between collegiate students and the finest in academia and industry.
Some of the biggest names are: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam(Former President of India and Nuclear Scientist) Sir Anthony James Leggett (Winner of Nobel Prize in Physics, 2003) S. Gopalakrishnan (CEO & MD, Infosys) Dilip Chhabria (Automobile designer and owner of DC design)
Themes have always been an integral part of Technozion. It defines the objective and feel of the fest. The previous themes have included “Go Green”, “Space“, “Climate Change”, "Technology and Evolution". Technozion 2012 was themed on "Gandhian Engineering".
The theme for Technozion 2013 is Ethical Innovation. This theme not just limits the adverse effects but encourages further thought process that aims at increasing the ability of an engineer to responsibly confront moral issues raised by the technology activity.
The theme for Technozion 2014 is Primitive Engineering,the amalgamation of past knowledge and modern technology.
The Technozion is a fest conducted by the students of NIT Warangal. Every year a core committee of students is chosen by the core committee of the previous year to oversee the smooth running of the fest. They are aided by a faculty advisor chosen by the administration to assist them in their tasks.
The core committee looks after the all important aspects of the fest like Treasury Officers, Event Conduction, Sponsorship, Publicity, Logistics, Hospitality, Design and Web development and Quality control and Management. Every member of the committee is dedicated to either of these departments. The synchronization between all the working committees is taken care by the Student Coordinator of the fest.
To assist the core committee, a sub-core committee and a work force body is chosen forming an apex structure contributing to a students working team. The success of the fest heavily depends on the efforts and idea of the entire students working team headed by the Student Coordinator.