GUWAHATI, March 29 – Recognizing the need for technical exposure among school students, students of IIT Guwahati are organising Technothlon as a part of their annual techno-management festival Techniche. Technothlon has been designed as an event to expose the innovation and creativity of students. It will be conducted in two phases, prelims on July 17 and the mains September 1-4. IITG is the only IIT to organize an event of this magnitude for school students. The students are divided into Junior Squad (Classes 9-10) and the Hauts Squad (Classes 11-12), who get separate question papers set by the students of IIT Guwahati.
The question paper is different from that of the JEE examination which the IITs conduct every year; being based on logic, analytical ability and practical observations. The paper is to be attempted jointly by a team of two members. The prelims thus require no initial preparation.
Those who make through to the mains will be invited to the IITG campus during Techniche to be held from September 1 to 4, 2011, where they take part in more challenging rounds, to bag the prizes. Apart from this, they get to witness various events in the technical arena where colleges from all over the country compete, visit exhibitions, lecture series where Nobel laureates, academia and other dignitaries lecture the students on diverse topics.
To register or for more information, those interested may visit www.techniche.org or www.techniche.org/technothlon.html.