Edge ’21, the techno-management festival, put students’ inventiveness to test
Design, photography, quizzing and a lot of fun --- Edge ’21, the annual techno-management festival of Techno Main Salt Lake, was not all about coding and robotics.
The institute’s science and technology club, Geekonix, packed the three-day online fest with as many events around art and aesthetics as on science and technology.
Here are the winners from seven different categories that centred around food, photography, design, baking, quiz and youth parliament.
In Food Photography, students baked confectionery and took visually-appealing pictures. Pallab Saha, a final-year Mechanical Engineering student of Techno International New Town, was the winner.
In 2 Minutes to Sell, participants pitched their products and showed off their marketing skills. Sayan Paul and Aparna Das, first-year students of Techno Main Salt Lake, were the joint winners.
Food Product Labelling saw students create their own labels for food products with attractive captions. Sayan Paul, a first-year students of Techno Main Salt Lake bagged the first prize.
In Food Relay, one had to answer questions related to food, films and current affairs. Techno Main Salt Lake students --- Saloni Sakshi, in second year Computer Science Engineering, and Aditya Kumar, in second year IT --- grabbed the first spot.
Newron was all about debating, quizzing, electronics
Geek-O-Pedia was a general knowledge quiz contest. Kalyani Government Engineering College students --- Subhadeep Sinha Roy, in first-year Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Debottam Mazumder, in fourth-year Computer Science Engineering --- were the winners.
Call of Quizardry revolved around sports and pop culture. Kalyani Government Engineering College students --- Subhadeep Sinha Roy, a first-year Electronics and Communication Engineering and Mayukh Sen, a second-year Electronics and Communication Engineering student --- won.
In Electronically Yours, participants had to design circuits. Swapnamoy Das, a second-year IT student of IEM, bagged the top spot.
In Youth Parliament, participants needed to put forth their ideas and debate. The winners were Sreetama Ghosh Hazra, a first-year Electronic and Communications Engineering student of Techno Main Salt Lake, and Swapnamoy Das, a second-year IT student of IEM.
Crumbs was a photography competition for those with DSLR. The winner was Suhrid Pal, a second-year Media Science student of Techno Main Salt Lake.
Shoot-M-Up was a mobile photography competition. Suvajit Mukhejee, a 2017 graduate of Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College, was the winner.
In Photo Story, participants submitted photographs that conveyed a story. Srirupa Chattopadhyay, a second-year Media Science student of Techno Main Salt Lake, clinched the first prize.
In Paper-O-Vation, participants created bridges out of newspapers. Aparna Halder, a first-year Civil Engineering student of Techno Main Salt Lake, won the event.
Nirmaan Quiz tested the enthusiasm as well as the general knowledge of students in conceptualising bridge design. The winner was Gourav Kumar, a third-year Electronic and Communication Engineering student of Netaji Subhash Engineering College.
In Cad-O-Mania, participants got the opportunity to design commercial computer-aided designs. Bikash Kumar, a third-year Commerce student of P.K. Roy Memorial College, Jharkhand, was the winner.
In Pixel Plot, graphic designers showcased their creativity by making posters. Gaurav Gupta, a second-year business adminitration student of Umeschandra College, won the first position.
In Motion Canvas, participants had to create motion graphics. Kiran Shaw, a fourth-year Computer Engineering student of IEM, was the winner.
Rags to Riches invited participants to build something useful with basic household things. Sayak Karar, a second-year Electrical Engineering student of Techno Main Salt Lake, won this event.
In Into the Space, participants worked on photos and videos based on the theme ‘Space’. The winner was Dayeta Dey, a third-year Environmental Science student of Berhampore Girls’ College.
In Pause the Present, participants made Instagram Reels on how they coped with difficulties during these tough times. Nihal Kumar Sharma, a first-year IT student of Techno Main Salt Lake, took home the first prize.
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