IIT Madras students to present virtual recreation of IITM campus on Martian landscape

The 22nd edition of IIT Madras’ festival, Shaastra 2022, will be held between January 13 and 16, 2022 in virtual mode

IIT Madras students to present virtual recreation of IITM campus on Martian landscape IIT Madras Shaastra 2022: IITM students to present virtual recreation of IIT Madras campus on Martian landscape
Abhiraj P | Jan 11, 2022 - 4:38 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras students, as part of the 22nd edition of the annual festival, ‘Shaastra’, are developing a virtual recreation of the IIT Madras campus in a futuristic Martian landscape. They will present the IIT Madras campus in a 3D navigation mode and it can be seen online.

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Shaastra 2022 will be held from January 13 to 16 in virtual mode. Of the over 50 Shaastra events, many are open to the public to watch. There will be around 30,000 participants at this years’ event.

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A promotional video of the Shaastra event was recently released online. “A ‘virtual hyperloop’ has been programmed for ‘virtual travelling’ between various Shaastra venues, giving the users a futuristic experience,” said a statement from IITM.

“All the credits goes to the students for adapting to the virtual platform smoothly. Conducting Shaastra virtually would not have the same impact as on campus. However, the IITM team is making efforts to find new ways to reach out virtually to provide students from various institutions a good exposure to technology,” said Bhaskar Ramamurthi, director of IIT Madras.

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The Shaastra event includes competition on circular economy paired with the sustainability techniques, workshops on trending topics like Arduino, internet of things (IoT), data visualisation, robotics, artificial intelligence, among others. Many eminent speakers will speak at the event.

This edition will also include competitions in aeronautics, biotechnology, engineering design and business, to law, computation, electronics, and quizzes.

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