Top robotics competitions in India 2022.
Robotic competitions are a pretty effective way for both kids and adults to quickly learn the basic concepts of technology. Robot contests bring together people of all ages – researchers, students, and hobbyists – who are working in distinct and possibly more difficult areas of robotics, providing rare and incredible opportunities to connect and learn from one another.
As a technology that is set to rock tomorrow’s industry floors and workplaces, students as young as six years old have enrolled in robotics training institutes to learn the art. The growing interest among kids in robotics created several opportunities to demonstrate their robotics skills, creativity, and innovations. Now let’s take a look at the top robotics competitions for students in India.
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The World Robot Olympiad India (WRO India) has been one of India’s largest robotics events held since 2006. It is a not-for-profit competition organized by India STEM Foundation.
IIT Delhi – Tryst
A technical fest organized by the student community of IIT Delhi is North India’s largest science, technological, and management festival. With 75+ events, Tryst attracts nearly 40,000+ students all across the nation.
IIT Bombay – Techfest
Techfest is the annual science and technology festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, consisting of social initiatives and outreach programs around the year. It started in 1998 with the aim of providing a platform for the Indian student community to develop and showcase their technical prowess, with a footfall of 1.75 lakhs in its latest edition. The activities culminate in a grand three-day event in the campus of IIT Bombay which attracts people from all over the world, including students, academia, corporates, and the general public.
IIT Kharagpur – Robotix
IIT Kharagpur organizes a techno-management festival known as Kshitij. It is the biggest techno-management festival in Asia with a total budget of more than 15 million and total prize money worth ₹5 million (US$66,000). An annual techno-management festival organized in January or February, it receives participation from foreign universities as well. Events include technical workshops, seminars, and competitions. To keep students updated with modern technology and address their curiosity the institute collaborates with other institutes to organize conferences and seminars.
Robotix, the annual robotics competition held by IIT Kharagpur, is organized during Kshitij. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering organizes Bitwise IIT Kharagpur, an online programming contest annually in February. Programming and algorithmic challenges are given in a span of 12 hours. In Bitwise 2011, 5000 teams participated from 80 countries. There are also other department festivals like Esperanza (organized by the Department of Electronics and electrical communication engineering) and Prithvi (organized by the department of geology).
IIT Kanpur – Techkriti
Techkriti: It was started in 1995 with an aim to encourage interest and innovation in technology among students and to provide a platform for industry and academia to interact. Megabucks (a business and entrepreneurship festival) used to be held independently but was merged with Techkriti in 2010.
IIT Roorkee – Cognizance
Cognizance, the Annual Technical Festival of IIT Roorkee, is the conjugation of some of the finest technical minds in the country with a platform for them to promulgate their skills and aim to reach the pinnacle of their talents. Initiated in 2003, Cognizance has provided a podium for engineering innovations and raw ideas to echo, over the last 15 glorious years and has set new benchmarks of quality. Cognizance 2017 was a huge success with an overwhelming outreach of 2,00,000 from all over the world and garnering over 22 lakh web hits.
IIT Madras – Shaastra
Shaastra is the annual technical festival of IIT Madras. It is typically held in the second week of January and is the first ISO 9001:2015 certified student-organized festival in the world. It is known for its organization and activities. Forums include symposia, workshops, video conferences, lectures, demonstrations, and technical exhibitions. Competitive activities cover design events, programming, simulations, quizzes, applied engineering, speedcubing, robotics, and junk-yard wars.
IIT Guwahati – Techniche
Techniche is the techno-management festival of IIT Guwahati. Techniche is held in September every year over three days. Techniche hosts various events, competitions, exhibitions, and workshops. Techniche conducts Technothlon and provides students from schools and colleges across India a platform to interact with many experts in subject areas through its lecture series. Guwahati Half Marathon is hosted by Techniche a week before the event.
IIT Hyderabad – ELAN & ηvision
The three-day annual techno-cultural festival, ELAN, started in 2009. The fest takes place at the beginning of the year, in either January or February. IIT Hyderabad also hosted ηvision, an annual inter-institute technical festival, since 2011. Since 2017, both events have been merged into a single annual fest called ELAN & ηvision. The pronites are the star attractions of ELAN & ηvision, drawing crowds of thousands. Each year the fest also promotes a social cause to bring awareness and bring about reforms. ELAN & ηvision is a platform to showcase talents across multiple spectrums, with several events like Cryptex, FMI, Manthan, Elan-e-Jung, Breakfree, Quizzes, Robo Soccer, Enigma, and Battlebots.
IIT Indore: Fluxus
Fluxus is the signature annual social and cultural festival of IIT Indore, held in February. It consists of several competitions, informal events, workshops, and showcases professional performances. It was started in 2011.
IIT Gandhinagar: Amalthea
Amalthea is the Annual Student-run Technical Summit of IIT Gandhinagar. Amalthea has four pillars: Conclave, Symposium, Tech Expo, and Events. Conclave hosts talks by speakers from various backgrounds who share their knowledge and experience. The Symposium is a closed-room conference with a panel of esteemed individuals from academia and industry who discuss and share information on academic research and technological advances. The Tech Expo is an exhibition that showcases technology and products to the interested audience. Every year, various technical and non-technical events are organized with prize money worth lakhs of rupees.
IIT Patna: RobomerZ
RobomerZ-2kX was a workshop conducted by IIT Patna for interested students in Robotics and Mechatronics Anwesha, the annual techno-cultural fest of Indian Institute of Technology, Patna is held in the month of January – February every year.
IIT Bhubaneswar: Wissenaire
Wissenaire is the annual techno-management festival of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar which is held in its permanent campus located in Argul, Odisha. It is a three-day-long event usually held in the month of January every year. Wissenaire encompasses various sectors of technology, science, and management. These include quizzing, coding, designing, robotics, planning, and testing the creativity and innovative spirit of the young, intelligent minds.
IIT Jodhpur: Ignus
The annual inter-collegiate festival Ignus, usually held in the month of February is a cultural and technical festival hosted by the student body. It features competitions and events involving participants from all over the country, and concerts by eminent performers.
IIT Mandi: Xpecto
Xpecto is the science and technology festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, which has been ramped up to include the most electrifying events, prompting great discoveries, as well as enthralling brainstorming and grand prizes. Each Technical Club will host some exciting events that will highlight and award participants’ greatest ideas and breakthroughs.
Exodia : Exodia is the annual technical cum cultural fest of IIT Mandi. It is a three-day-long event held towards the start of March. Started in 2012 by a bunch of enthusiast IITians, it is a student-run non-profit organization that caters primarily to the youth. Exodia ’12 and Exodia ’13 were set in the transit campus of IIT Mandi. Exodia’14 and Exodia’15 were set on the permanent campus.
AstraX: AstraX is the annual inter-college Astronomy meet of IIT Mandi organized by its Space Technology and Astronomy Cell. AstraX observes keynote talks by eminent international and national astrophysicists and astronomers, engaging workshops on space technology, and a plethora of interesting events. Students from IITs, IISERs, NITs and many other colleges across India participate in this Astro technical Fiesta.
FrostHack: FrostHack is an open hackathon organized by the student community of IIT Mandi with the goal of solving societal problems by collective collaboration among students using tech.
IIT (BHU) Varanasi : Technex
IIT BHU has four main student-organized festivals: Technex is the annual techno-management festival of IIT BHU and Asia’s oldest techno-management fest. Apart from these, there are several departmental festivals. IIT BHU also participates in Banaras Hindu University’s Inter-college festival Spandan which is held annually in the month of February.
IIT Goa – Chakravyuh
IIT Goa has developed clubs for technical activities for hobbies like Programming Club, Economic Club, and Robotics Club. IIT Goa has also teams dedicated to national Formula Student Competitions, and a team dedicated to national robotics competitions. As of now, IIT Goa doesn’t have a permanent campus, but they organized their first inter-college Techno-Cultural Fest “Cultrang” in 2020 on their temporary campus. But they did not organize an Inter-Sports Fest yet. Also, the students actively participate in events hosted by other colleges like WAVES organized by BITS GOA, Saavyas by NIT Goa, Happenings and Spectrum by GEC, and Mood Indigo by IIT Bombay, etc.
In sports events, IIT GOA participates regularly in events like Inter IIT Sports Meet, Aavhan by IIT Bombay, Spree by BITS GOA, and more. There are many Intra-College events organized by the students, and sports dedicated intra-college fest named “Chakravyuh” and a sports-cultural intra-college fest named Flock in the nascent years of the institution.
IIT Tirupati : Tirutsava (Annual Techno Cultural fest)
Tirutsava 2k22 is the annual techno-cultural fest IIT Tirupati.
IIT Bhilai : Meraz
In a couple of years since its inception, IIT Bhilai conducted its first major annual technical and cultural festival – Meraz. The fest was held in October 2018 over a span of 3 days and featured events and performances by various professionals from both – the Technical and as well as Entertainment industry. With an attendance of over a thousand students from all across the state, Meraz brought in a huge influx of technical as well as cultural diversity.
IIT Dhanbad : Fests and Events
The institute hosts many fests including Srijan – The cultural fest of IIT (ISM), Concetto – The Tech fest, Parakram – Games and sports fest, Basant – The alumni reunion, and Pratibimb – The inter-departmental cultural fest. Apart from these the institute also hosts inter-house sports and cultural competitions and technical fests of various departments.
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute : Technovanza
Technovanza is the 3-day national-level annual techno-management festival of VJTI, organized by the students on a non-profit basis. It consists of competitions, exhibitions, workshops, and seminars on robotics, programming, and other technical, management, and social sectors; along with entertainment programs which usually have a technical basis.
SLIET : tech fest
The annual technical festival of Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal SLIET, tech-fest provides a platform to over 10,000 eyeballs to witness a magnificent fusion of science and technology.
Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology: Roboveda
Roboveda is a national-level exclusive robotics symposium conducted by the Robotics Club- SNIST.
Parul University Projections
Gujarat’s largest technical festival projection once again ignites the innovative minds of the youth across the State at PU’s Vadodara campus. Technical events, games, and enriching knowledge platforms. over 50 different technical, non-technical, special events, workshops, and guest lectures which saw the participation of 8000 and students approximately 35,000 viewers. Over the years, projections have been one of the platforms which have been known for providing students with platforms for their technical and innovative expression.
Waves organized by BITS Goa
Saavyas by NIT Goa
Spectrum by GEC
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|(WRO India) World Robot Olympiad India
|IIT Delhi – Tryst Delhi – Tryst
|IIT Bombay – Techfest
|IIT Kharagpur – Robotix
|IIT Kanpur – Techkriti
|IIT Roorkee – Cognizance
|IIT Madras – Shaastra
|IIT Guwahati – Techniche
|IIT Hyderabad – ELAN & ηvision
|IIT Indore: Fluxus
|IIT Gandhinagar: Amalthea
|IIT Patna: RobomerZ
|IIT Bhubaneswar: Wissenaire
|IIT Jodhpur: Ignus
|IIT Mandi: Xpecto
|IIT (BHU) Varanasi : Technex
|IIT Goa – Chakravyuh
|IIT Tirupati : Tirutsava
|IIT Bhilai : Meraz
|IIT Dhanbad : Fests and Events
|Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute : Technovanza
|SLIET : tech fest
|Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology: Roboveda
|Parul University Projections
|Waves organized by BITS Goa
|Saavyas by NIT Goa
|Spectrum by GEC