If Hackerzilla or Hunter Pro sounds gibberish, you probably weren’t present at Corona — the annual technical-cum-cultural fest of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna, that started on Friday.
As many as 25 contests have been lined up for the three-day fest. Among the events, Hackerzilla, the online treasure hunt, was the show stealer. In the game, participants were asked 22 questions. One had to answer all 22 to get the treasure. Rajnikant Raman, a second-year information technology student of the host college, said: “I could answer only 11 out of 22, but I am still very happy.”
The Hunter Pro event saw geeks guiding their robots through various hurdles.
For Aklank Jain, a second-year student of computer science of NIT, taking part was more important than winning: “This kind of online competition (Hackerzilla) was organised at Corona for the first time. I loved the idea of a treasure hunt.”
In the Art Expo competition, students put up amazing sculptures, posters and paintings. First-year architecture student of NIT-Patna, Nidhi’s painting was inspired by the New Delhi gang rape. The painting depicted three ladies set ablaze. A Buddha sculpture by Annadi, a first-year student of the same department, also was appreciated.
The three-day event witnessed an active participation from not only the host students but also from youths of other institutes outside the capital, including Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology and Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra.
M.M. Choudhary, dean, students’ welfare, said: “The various competitions lined up in the three-day fest will help students explore their creative and sporting skills.”