IIT Madras students to organise Space Tech Summit as part of Shaastra 2023

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Vishu Verma
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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 25, 2023 16:42 IST

Shaastra, a student-run technical festival, will host school students as part of the Institute Open House, providing them an opportunity to explore IIT Madras campus and its world-class facilities. 

Shaastra 2023, which is among the largest student-run technical festivals in the country, will be conducted in physical mode this year from January 26 to 29, 2023.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras students will organise a Space Tech Summit as part of the annual technical festival Shaastra to promote innovation and collaboration in the sector. 

After a gap of two years, Shaastra 2023, which is among the largest student-run technical festivals in the country, will be conducted in physical mode this year from January 26 to 29, 2023. 

Besides Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), IIT Madras students are partnering with the top space-tech entities in India, such as GalaxEye Space, and AgniKul Cosmos, for the Space Tech Summit. It will also bring together top minds in space industry and provide a platform to network through a series of professional workshops, interactive lectures, panel discussions, and VC pitching sessions, among others. 

Workshops will also be held on technologies such as machine learning, robotics, astronomy and Web 3.0 besides management and finance, among others. ‘Symbiosis 2023’, a mini-fest under Shaastra 2023, brings together experts and enthusiasts from AI, ML, and DS to explore the theme of the new era. 

Prof V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said, “There will be several open-house workshops on the top technologies that IIT Madras has invented which include 5G and Hyperloop.” 

Junior Make-a-Thon 

Shaastra will also host school students as part of the Institute Open House, providing an opportunity to explore IIT Madras campus and its world-class facilities. They will interact with researchers who will present their work. The fest will also witness the final round of the ‘Junior Make-a-Thon,’ where school students will exhibit the prototypes they built through the mentorship process, aimed at solving real-world problems. 

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