Kshitij – The Annual Techno-Management Festival Of IIT Kharagpur


Kshitij also called KTJ, is the annual techno-management festival of one of India’s premier technical institutions, the IIT Kharagpur. Kshitij’s journey started in 2004, from then its aim is to provide the technically inclined youth’s generation with a national-level platform, where they can show their talents and expertise and would be recognized and rewarded. Since its early years, Kshitij developed exponentially, it gets an overpowering response from the students from various famous technical institutes and educational communities everywhere throughout the world. Not only from India but students from foreign countries are getting attracted toward Kshitij and are actively participating in its events creating a more competitive, challenging and developing environment. The official website of Kshitij(ktj.in), is the largest student-run website, getting almost 8 million impressions in its yearly release.

Recently Kshitij’s 16th release had been held from 19th to 21st January 2019. In this edition, Kshitij’s gets an all-over interest of more than 70,000 students from various technical institutes. And a total of Rs. 55 lacs offered as prize money. The Seventeenth release of Kshitij is scheduled from 18th to 20th January 2020. Registrations will start soon.

While the rivalries at Kshitij end up being a definitive trial of coarseness, information, and aptitude, the addresses by guests and workshops give an improving knowledge to the enthusiastic students. The fest has been graced by the nearness of such illuminating presences who are gazed upward to for their recognized commitment in their individual fields. 

KSHITIJ arranges a wide scope of occasions including each kind of innovation and the executives with the target to implant a logical and creative personality in the youthful minds. World-prestigious associations like ACM, IEEE, ASME, ASHRAE, and IMechE supports Kshitij’s aim and ensure various occasions of the fest. To address issues tormenting our general public, Kshitij attempts social activities in relationship with the various NGOs of the country. Workshops are directed everywhere throughout the nation to enable the members to pick up a hands-on understanding and upgrade their specialized abilities. Kshitij additionally arranges workshops, visitor addresses, displays, and mega shows.

Visitors for Guest Lectures

Among the recent visitors, that includes director of famous Bollywood motion pictures like Highway, Rockstar, Jab We Met “Mr. Imtiaz Ali“, Consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards winner between 2004 and 2008 “Mr. Simon Taufel, popular Indian stand-up comedian, writer, presenter and actor “Mr. Zakir Khan“,  prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award recipient Mrs.Mridula Garg  Former head of DRDO Mr. Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre, previous representative executive of Investigation Bureau Mr. Dhanushkodi Sivanandhan, Mathematician and Computer Scientist Dr. Janos Pach, Director of change.org Ms. Nida Hasan and Stockholm Water Prize victor Dr. Rajendra Singh. For entertainment only, this season had Standup parody by Kunal Kamra and Vipul Goyal, famous Bollywood singer Arjun Kanungo, EDM by young DJ Sara Santini and DJ Jolly. From previous year another gaming occasion called “Krypton” was begun in which students play different PC games to show their gaming talents and compete to win attractive prizes.

Capital Events of Kshitij (KTJ)

  • Laws of Motion: It is a flying aircraft designing and creation event felicitated by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE. It is a standout amongst the most celebrated events of Kshitij, which gets interests from students everywhere throughout the nation
  • Eureka: Paper presentation competition, certified by IEEE.
  • Overnite: The ACM ICPC multi-commonplace programming challenge is guaranteed by ACM, the world’s biggest and most renowned logical and instructive processing society
  • Embetronix: It is an inserted hardware circuit plan rivalry spread more than two rounds
  • Nightshift: An adjustment of the well known Discovery Channel appear, Junkyard Wars, this occasion is additionally ensured by IMechE
  • Clash of Brains: Game Theory-based occasion, arranges by The KGPian Game Theory Society (IIT Kharagpur section of The Indian Game Theory Society)
  • Relic Hunter: An online treasure hunting game requiring analytical skills to solve tricky questions to get to the next clues in the ultimate quest for treasure. Based on Harry Potter
  • Code-O-Soccer: A simulation-based strategic coding event which provides you with a perfect platform to solve a strategy based creative problem using your coding and strategic
  • Sand Rover: Participants had an opportunity to build up an all-terrain bot and show their technical skills, where the wheels are bound to surf over uneven contours with minimum spillage of sand in the sand rover. In this participant have to discharge their bots through challenging Obstacles pushing it to extreme limits while the clock ticks
  • Robotix Events: There is a  genre type called Robotix, which has numerous occasions dependent on novice apply autonomy. The occasions for Kshitij 2018 were Robowars, Zenith, Crusade, Cubiscan, Fortress.

Certification of Kshitij (KTJ)

A great number of events in Kshitij 2019 have been promoted and certified by various popular associations and foundations. These are:

Organization of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s biggest expert affiliation devoted to progressing mechanical development and greatness. IEEE ensures the occasion Eureka in Kshitij.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

  •  ACM, the world’s biggest and most seasoned logical and instructive figuring society, which creates assets that advance processing as a science and calling, ensures Overnite ACM ICPC Multi-Provincial Programming Contest. The general public fills in as the participation of registering experts and understudies in numerous nations in every aspect of the industry, the scholarly community, and government.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  •  ASME, an expert body known for setting codes and benchmarks for mechanical gadgets, ensures the Kshitij occasion ASME Student Design Competition. Through this occasion, ASME gives a stage to sprouting technocrats to contact the skylines in the field of mechanical structure and keen mechanization.

The foundation of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

  •  The Institution of Mechanical Engineers ensures the occasions Laws of Motion and Nightshift. The relationship of IMechE with these occasions goes for improving the world through designing and supporting new abilities, helping them construct their professions and take on the difficulties that, when explained, will have any kind of effect to all.

Workshops of Kshitij (KTJ)

Kshitij sorts out explanation workshops amid and in the days prior to the fest. The workshops are composed in the relationship with famous and reputed associations and are directed free of any expense.

Declaring the significance of picking up hands-on involvement in the learning procedure, Kshitij composes intelligent workshops on a wide assortment of themes to connect the separation among hypothetical and reasonable information. These workshops are directed by educated people from hello there tech organizations like Microsoft, IBM, Philips, Nvidia, World Quant, Google Developers Group, Prana Studios, HPE, Mahindra and Mahindra, Intel which give mechanical achievements and elevate imaginative answers for the most squeezing worldwide difficulties within recent memory.

The Kshitij Team also organizes outside workshops in places like Kolkata, Indore, Nagpur, Lucknow, etc before the start of the fest.


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