Shaastra is the technical festival of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India
Shaastra returns in its 14th edition, bringing with it an experience of innovation, competition and learning that has become its hallmark over the years.
Mark the four days from January 4th to January 7th, 2014 on your calendars, as Shaastra shall keep you engrossed in a plethora of professional shows, competitions and lectures that have something for everybody. The serene green campus of IIT Madras shall be transformed into a hub of activity and radical thinking as students and engineers from all over the country shall descend in thousands to witness the latest in technology and science. With some of the sharpest minds of the nation converging under one banner, one can expect to go back inspired.
The classic events of Shaastra shall return bigger and better and be joined by an injection of new exciting competitions. Envisage 2.0 will showcase several new acts, each a unique combination of art, entertainment and technology, crafted completely by students. With Airshow, Fire and Ice, Shaastra Junior Quiz, Robowars and several such legendary competitions entertaining the masses and challenging the contestants, one can also head back indoors to hear some of the pioneers of technology across the globe speak their minds on the latest happenings of the world. We shall also celebrate the contributions of Indian researchers across all branches of science by hosting the Research Expo, giving post graduate students a stage to showcase their groundbreaking research and the latest developments straight from the horse's mouth. And to top it off, Lunar Rover Challenge shall give participants a shot at sending their own rover to the moon and writing their names on the panels of history!