Techkriti is an annual inter-college technology and entrepreneurship festival organized by the students of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Etymologically, the word 'Techkriti' is composed of two words, 'Tech' in English which stands for technology and 'Kriti' in Sanskrit stands for creation, hence, the word 'Techkriti' signifies creation or innovation in technology.
Techkriti was first held in 1995, and has since grown into one of the largest technical festivals in Asia. The festival is held over four days every March, attracting participants from every corner of the country as well as from abroad, comprising a total footfall of over 25,000 from all over India and abroad.
Apart from fierce and neck to neck competitions in various fields, such as Robotics, Electronics, Business, Design, Coding, Aero-modelling, Online events (Crypto, Stocksim etc.) as well as Rubix Cube, we also have guest lectures and exhibitions to inspire the students to take that extra step towards innovation.
In the past, APJ Abdul Kalam (Ex-President and Founder of India’s missile program), Richard Stallman (Founder, FSF and GNU Project),Vladimir Voevodsky (Fields Medalist from Russia), Douglas Osheroff (Nobel Laureate-Physics), Michael Foreman (NASA Astronaut),Marshall Strabala (Architect-Burj Khalifa), Jeff Liebermann (Host-Time Warp), Victor Hayes (Father of Wi-Fi), Walter Lewin (Astrophysicist, MIT), Rakesh Sharma (Astronaut, India), Linor Abargil (Miss World, 1998), Hans Rosling (Data Visionary and Global Health Expert), Alvin E Roth (Nobel Laureate, Economics), P.Sainath (Rural Affairs Editor, The Hindu) and many more have graced the students and academia during the festival.
Techkriti hosts one of the largest exhibitions of its kind in India, brings in exhibits of diverse genres from all over the world under one roof to create a mesmerizing experience for you irrespective of your age and interests. World's most advanced and recent technologies built in the foremost research facilities like ETH Zurich, Cornell University, Aldebaran Robotics, along with the country’s defense technology exhibited by the DRDO. Some other names that have also mesmerised the junta during the festival includes Moogies, The Decelerator Helmet, Virtual Archery, the list goes on and on.
In this 21st century, brimming with technocrats and entrepreneurs Techkriti enters its 21st edition and is ready to, inspire to innovate and exterminate the social evils, through social campaigns. We promise the best 4 days of your life, and assure you will leave with a lot of inspiration and information to innovate and excel. So get ready and let the Geek within you run rampant, cause the countdown has already started.