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Kolkata, West Bengal, India, 2010/03/30 - It was an array of activities at Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT) on Friday with the fourth edition of Dakshh 2010, the annual technology festival, getting under way.
Engineering colleges from across the state will take part in the three-day fest, which is being held on the Anandapur campus of the institute.
"You are as important as diode to a rectifier" - one can get to hear lines like this in the Tech at Heart competition, in which participants will use engineering lingo to convey their feelings for their loved ones. Students will put their skills to test during the fest and have dollops of fun as well.
The opening day saw students from institutions such as Bengal Engineering and Science University, Jadavpur University and Institute of Engineering & Management queuing up for registration. The iRobotics prelims, in which robots created by the participants competed with each other in finishing certain tasks, were also held on Friday.
Students were also seen sweating it out during Mathemagics, in which they had to solve sets of problems. And, in Tech Melange, the participants presented papers on innovative ideas.
"We had as many as 4,000 participants last year and are expecting a footfall of at least 5,000 this time," said Varun Tulsian, vice-president of Dakshh 2010.
Activities lined up for the next two days include debate, quiz, Aakriti and other rounds of iRobotics, such as Balloon Burster, Labyrinth X and On-Spot Robotics.
"Many engineering students have the passion and talent to do things other than regular classroom lessons, like those in '3 Idiots'. Dakshh is a platform where students are encouraged to showcase their theoretical skills through innovative applications," said Devajeet Kar, member of the Dakshh core team.