IIT Madras celebrates 10th edition of Research Scholars Festival in hybrid mode

IIT Madras festival includes series of lectures, workshops, expositions by startups, competitions to foster learning, inspiration among researchers.

IIT Madras celebrates 10th edition of Research Scholars Festival in hybrid mode IIT Madras (Source: Official)
Vagisha Kaushik | Apr 13, 2022 - 6:47 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is celebrating the Research Scholars Festival between March 25 and April 25, 2022. This is the 10th edition of the annual Research Scholars Fest, which is aimed at bringing together research scholars and encouraging the free exchange of ideas and research interests.

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The festival includes series of lectures by eminent speakers, workshops, hands-on learning, expositions by startups and popular research labs, and a wide range of competitions to foster learning and inspiration among researchers.

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"This fest hopes to boost confidence of research scholars and lets them explore careers after their research programme. It also aims to help scholars upgrade their skills, gain exposure to unlimited opportunities and pave the way for academic and industrial collaborations," said an official statement from IIT Madras.

All events are freely accessible to the public, with this year featuring national and international participants. More than 50 events and 25 competitions have been conducted so far besides several major summits.

The new summits developed as part of this edition of the festival include:

  • Anvesha: STEM Carnival: A first of a kind university-managed and super-charged celebration of STEM and Art in India. A 3D virtual exhibition is set up on a publicly available website to showcase works of creators, and networking sessions will be arranged for thrilling talks.
  • Khoj: PhD and Beyond: A first-ever summit for academics conducted in association with the Office of Global Engagement, IIT Madras, with the objective of making the process of PhD a great adventure. The Research Scholars are having a novel student-faculty matching process, wherein the students are helped to find a lab which suits their profile.
  • Sattva: Making Her Story: The Event focuses on honoring women who are not only queens in one but many fields.
  • Talaash: Research Premier League: The Research Scholars at IIT Madras have conducted competitions through the Dare2Compete platform and have announced the championship trophy for students from all colleges. The college with the maximum number of participants and winners would grab the trophy. Intra campus championship includes the battle between Pre Covid vs Post Covid batches.

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Speaking about the Research Scholars Festival, Professor V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said, “Life as a researcher will be memorable and have many takeaways for a lifetime. I am very glad to be interacting with scholars in the offline edition of Research Scholars Fest after a long break. I believe that doors are opened now for a brighter future and I wish all the students a great career ahead.”

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