Technical brilliance on display

Enlightening experience

Engrossed: Participants of the group discussion.

A four-day long event, Abhyuday had a number of interesting competitions in which participants could test their technical acumen. Be it web designing, group discussion, gaming, code guru or IT quiz, each event was connected to technology in some way or the other.

For instance, treasure hunt, which is a popular event in most college fests, was converted into a virtual treasure hunt in this fest where the participants had to find the ‘lost treasure’ in the computer.

Skit, which is a common part of most fests, became a technical skit and participants had to present plays on themes like ‘Piracy’, ‘Life and internet’ and ‘Technology for the betterment of society’.

Said Ramya, a student of MCA and an organiser of the fest, “We have been working on this fest for over two months. It was actually inaugurated on September 8 as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of MSRIT. All departments in the college are celebrating it in some way or the other.” While T V Suresh Kumar, HOD, department of MCA, was delighted at the response to the event. “Techno-cultural basically means applying Information Technology (IT) to cultural events. Many universities are following a techno-cultural syllabus. Fests and competitions like these will not just give a new side to IT, but also enhance the knowledge of the students.”

The MCA students even put up a special cultural evening consisting of events like fashion show and mock rock. These were not competitions and were solely meant to entertain the other participating colleges. “We presented a fashion show just to entertain the students,” said Agnitha and Rolin, two MCA students while Irfan, an engineering student, screened a movie. “It’s  a short movie on orphans just to create awareness among youngsters,” he said.

Being a national level fest, there were students who had come from places outside Bangalore too. Vivekanand was one such student who had come from MIT, Mysore. “I took part in two events — JAM and treasure hunt. Being a part of this fest was a great and enlightening experience,” he said.

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