BIT students participate at an event during Day One of Techie 2012 in Ranchi on Monday. Picture by Hardeep Singh
It is not always that students of BIT-Lalpur Extension, shun books to take part in an array of fun-filled activities. But there was no stopping them on Monday as more than 200 students eagerly participated in Techie 2012 — the annual festival of the cradle.
The three-day fest, which kicked off at BIT’s-Lalpur Extension campus on Monday, aims to give students a platform to stay abreast with the developments in the field of IT.
Though, organised by budding techies, the event is a hot favourite with BBA, MBA, BCA and MCA students.
“The society of the cradle was set up in 2000 with the aim of creating awareness among students,” said Sweta Kumari, the president of the society.
She added that the society members were also working on the development of indigenous software like www.itsbitlalpur.com that would help students stay updated with the latest happenings in the IT field anytime anywhere.
“The members of the society have also come up with an online quiz software that we believe will be highly beneficial for the students,” she added.
Day One of the fest saw the Alpha Text event drawing the maximum eyeballs with a large number of students thronging for participation.
Alpha Text, which is basically a computer-related quizzing event, saw the grey cells of the budding engineers being tested with names of various software companies and hardware devices. To spice things up, a student was given a maximum of 10 minutes to answer all the questions thrown at him.
“The event was very interesting and it set our brains racing. In the end, it was a good test of our IQ levels,” said said Akash Bagharia, a third-year BCA student.
While second year BBA student Prranita Aishwarya walked home with the top honours in the event with 100 points, Sai Prakash, a third year BCA student, finished 19 points behind the winner to take the second spot.
Ashwani Kumar of BCA second year, who notched 74 points, had to be content with the third prize in the event.
The organisers said that the remaining two big-ticket events of the fest — Mega Mind and Matrix Brainiac — will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Prodded for details, Vishwajeet Kumar, a member of IT society, said that Mega Mind would be an audio visual event.
“The students will have to answer a maximum of 30 questions within a limited period of time during Mega Mind,” Kumar said.
Matrix Brainiac, on the other hand, will test the puzzle solving skills of the students. The puzzle have been put together by first year MCA student Manas Mishra using a software.
“The participants will have 10 minutes to hit Level 10 of the puzzle,” Sweta said, adding that the contest would be open only for BCA and MCA students.