Techfest is the Annual International Science and Technology Festival of the premiere institute, IIT Bombay. Since its inception in 1998, Techfest has been providing the platform for the students across the country to showcase their talent. It witnessed a participation of over 15,000 people last time in 2009. Techfest has a history of hosting a spectrum of competitions to attract budding scientists, engineers, designers and brightest minds of the country.
Coming year Techfest is scheduled to happen from 22nd to 24th January, 2010. Competitions encompassing almost all the fields of technology have been launched with the vision of better tomorrow. These have been put in 6 major categories:
iBots: Hard-core robotics events
Torque: High speed racing competitions
Dimensions: Events testing the ability to apply basic science
ArchiTECH: Architecture and design based competitions
Innovate: Open Software and Golden Challenges
CodeX: Coding competitions
Techfest is also holding a unique Inter-Collegiate Combat Robotics Competition known as "Robowars: The Vengeance", to encourage college students to participate in advanced robotics competitions. Apart from this there are a number of online competitions like online treasure hunt- Segreta.
Events at Techfest have been sponsored by DNA, Adobe, GE, Infosys, Bayer and other big names from the industry.
To know more about Techfest you can visit the site http://www.techfest.org/