Ranchi, Jan. 27: Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, will host a five-day technical festival next month. International Unnayan will start from February 4.
Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, the chief justice of Jharkhand High Court, will inaugurate the function.
A paper presentation by students on latest innovations will be the main draw at the event.
Another event called Robowarz — robotics racing across in air, on ground, over fire and the like — will be another attraction.
Srikar Thakur, the chairperson of the organising committee, said several renowned persons would share their knowledge with the students.
They include Duh Been Lirn and Yayun Ha, both professors of National University of Singapore, and R.S. Sharma, the chairman and managing director of National Thermal Power Corporation.
Thakur said that workshops to enhance the technical knowledge of the students would be organised during the technical fest.
These include robocode workshop, arthrobotix and speed maths.
While robocode is an easy-to-use robotic battler stimulator, speed maths is the art of quick mental mathematics through vedic sutra. BIT, Mesra, has invited Gaurav Tekriwal of the Vedic Maths Forum of India to conduct a workshop on speed maths with the help of vedic sutra.
“He has conducted several such workshops and taught students in this field. The workshop will cover an array of topics from different fields in mathematics,” Thakur said.
At the arthrobotix workshop, students will be taught to design four-legged robots called quadraped by experts. The major attraction of the event will be a competition between different robots at the end of the workshop, the chairperson said.