Technex 2018, a 2-day Annual National Level Technical Fest ranked 9th in Central India by Campus Diary, was held on the 24th & 25th of January 2018.
The Chief Guest of the inaugural program was Col. Mohemmed Ansari, Head Information Technology, Data Analytics & Program Development, Boeing. Also present were Mr.Mukesh Dubey Vice-Precident Navbharat Times, Fr. George (Director), Fr. Anto (Asst. Director), Fr. Siju (Financial Administrator), Fr. Dantees (Head, HR), Dr. V. V. Sohoni (Principal) and Prof. R. B. Gowardhan (Vice-Principal). In his address Col. Ansari emphasized the need to face challenges in life and learn the importance of team work, further applauding the effort of the Institute.
Thereafter, Col. Ansari inaugurated the events, spent some time trying his hand at operating various bots at events like Robosoccer, Overdrive, Cranebot, Aquacombat and Sky Wars. At the event Project Mania, Col. Ansari interacted with various groups who had their projects on display and with student coordinators
He later gave valuable suggestions to students going to Harrisburg University for their Summer Internship on Artificial Intelligence, motivating them to make the best use of this opportunity.
On Day 2, finalists of various events played with grit and zest, each desiring to emerge as the winner. Certificates were distributed to winners during the Valedictory function, attended by the Management, HODs, Faculty Members, participants and students.
This year Technex had 5 workshop-based events and 4 non-workshop-based events. About 400 groups participated. The number of groups that participated in each of these 9 events are:
- Aquacombat: 20 groups
- Cranebot: 44 groups
- Robosoccer: 50 groups
- Skywar: 17 groups
- Overdrive: 74 groups
- Projectmania: 32 groups
- Criddle: 50 groups
- Cryptjam: 50 groups
- Dcrypt: 10 groups
Technex had conducted 5 different workshops which saw 78 groups participating, having a tie up with agencies like Bromonz, Robotics Lab, Geeks Lab and Technovision.
More than 1500 students participating in various events, some of the colleges that competed are:
- IIT Kharagpur
- ACS College of Engg., Banglore
- Pondicherry University
- VSSUT Bhubaneswar
- Johns College Mumbai
- COEP, PUNE
- VNIT, Nagpur
- VJTI, Mumbai
- SSGBCOET, Bhusawal
- CSIT, Durg
In all 50 colleges from the different states of India such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra participated in Technex’18.
An addition to this year’s events was ‘Technex Techchallenge’, in which students from 5 different schools of Nagpur namely- St. John’s, St. Francis De Sales, St. Claret, Montfort and St. Vincent Pallotti competed in treasure hunt, crossword puzzle and extempore round.
Technex 2018 was coordinated by Prof. M. Saifullah Khan (Technex Coordinator), Prof. Manish Bhadke (Sponsorship Head), Prof. Yogesh Nagdeve (Hospitality Head), Prof. Namrata Gore & Prof. Anthony Augustine (Inaugural, Valedictory and Registration Heads), Prof. Bhushan Humane & Prof. Atul Saxena (Publicity and Promotion Head), Prof. Pallavi Wankhede (Website Head), Prof Prajakta Bodakhe & Prof. Praveen Sen (Posted and Banner Heads), Mr. Chaitanya Jiwani (Student Coordinator), Mr. Pratik Kusre (Coordinator Mentor), Mr. Anoj Thomas (Student Coordinator) and Ms. Rachel Hanspal (Co-Mentor)