Students compete in photography, art, gaming, problem-solving in the two-day fest
From poster presentation to coding and gaming, there was something for everyone at Samatva 2k21, an online tech fest of the Electrical Engineering department of Guru Nanak Institute of Technology (GNIT), on September 24 and 25.
“Our aim was to encourage students to contribute and find solutions to the most important segments of engineering and technology, while showcasing their talent and innovation,” said Barnali Kundu, the head of the department, Electrical Engineering, GNIT, and the programme chair of Samatva 2k21.
The two-day fest began with Tech Innovation, a poster presentation competition where 12 teams presented their posters in the preliminary round. Seven teams made it to the final where they had to present a slideshow and explain the implementation of their pitches.
Artists and photographers showcased their creativity digitally in Quantum Lens. Erevna saw participants present a research paper along with a digital presentation. Electrotwirl tested students’ problem-solving skills with the software. Jestcamp had gamers playing Battlegrounds and PES Football.
“We had participants from different departments. The flexibility of an inter-department formation of teams proved to be really effective,” said Ramanuj Bhowmick, an Electrical Engineering student and the student convener, Samatva 2k21.
Students of GNIT bagged most of the awards, including Jestcamp. Dinesh Besra and Muskan Chaurasia, both Electrical Engineering students of GNIT, took home the Tech Innovation award. Aditya Sengupta, an Electrical Engineering student of GNIT, won in the photography category of Quantum Lens, while Pranay Dutta of Suniti Educational Trust BEd College won in the art category. Raj Kumar Saha and Md Yusuf Yuhana, both Electrical Engineering students of GNIT, were the winners of Erevna. Joyita Khan, a Food Technology student, and Subhasis Ganguly, an Electrical Engineering student of GNIT, won Electrotwirl.
“The fest enabled the students to go beyond textbook theory, resulting in brainstorming, designing, building and testing their performance. The aim is to uplift students from various disciplines by challenging them in combat with hands-on experience,” said Susovan Dutta, assistant professor, Electrical Engineering, GNIT, and the faculty convener of Samatva 2k21.
“This fest has helped me gather experience on how to manage an event and make it a success,” said Nilabha Roy, a fourth-year Electrical Engineering student of GNIT and the student convener, Samatva 2k21.