2K1- a festival hosted by students of Muffakham
Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Banjara
Hills brought into light the technical acumen of
the students of the Computer Science and Engineering
departments. Visited by over three thousand students
from different colleges of the city, the festival
provided an opportunity to understand the know-how
of electronic gadgets, which ranged from everyday
appliances to sophisticated robots and computer
guest lectures, IT quizzes, contests, and electronic
display exhibition all made this festival an eventful
one. The models prepared by the students of electronics
department attracted the attention of the visitors.
The most interesting item of the exhibition was
the mini robotic car, which runs with the help of
optical sensors. Explaining the model one of the
students says that the reflecting surface i.e. the
white light plays an important role in the movement
of the car. "The car takes the direction in which
the white light travels" says the student. Then
there was a robotic arm made by Naveen Shankar
Pal which is completely controlled by the microprocessor
and obeys the commands given to it. The small robotic
arm perfectly lifts and places any kind of object.
Technology, the nomenclature of the present day
society formed an important part of this festival.
Providing an opportunity for the students of computer
science, the festival had paper presentation-an
oral presentation of technical papers on topics
as diverse as biometrics, artificial intelligence,
computer networks, VLSI, signal processing and embedded
systems. Apart from these, there were IT quizzes,
and contests based on programming, Internet browsing
and software development. Search.com, the
Internet browsing contest tested the skills of the
students in Internet browsing. Each contestant was
given a specific topic and was asked to retrieve
the information in a jiffy.
Tachyon 2K1 was not just about computers and electronics.
It hosted a series of events to keep the students
engrossed for the entire two days of the festival.
The fun-do contests like Yo! CEO, mouse hunt, shut
down the systems contest thoroughly entertained
the students. "Competitions at the Tachyon
2K1 were aimed at unleashing the creative potential
of students and exhibit their skills in the emerging
trends and technologies, said Shashaank,
a final year student of the Computer Science Engineering.
from testing their scientific temper, the festival
also brought into light the marketing skills of
the students. The enthusiastic students of the Muffakham
Jah College moved out of the classrooms and marketed
extensively for the event. "We formed ourselves
into different teams with each team concentrating
on a particular job. We met different corporate
houses of the city asking them to sponsor the event,"
said Shashaank. The efforts of the students did
not go waste as they could garner 2 lakh rupees
in the form of sponsorships.
Tachyon 2K1 gave an opportunity for the students
to display their scientific skills which often goes
unrecognised due to lack of a proper forum. Events
of this nature also helps students to develop their
communication and marketing skills which are playing
a vital role in the development of the society.