Ranchi, Sept. 14: Pantheon-13, a four-day techno-cultural fest of BIT-Mesra, will begin on September 19.
Around 1,600 students of the institute will participate in a host of technical and musical programmes lined up on all the four days.
Announcing the programme schedule at R&D Building, BIT-Mesra, vice-chancellor P.K. Barhai said, “This fest will provide students an opportunity to showcase their talent. This year, the main focus is on technical events with major emphasis on robotics and business plan.”
He added that a core committee of 50 students was organising all the events.
One of the main attractions of the fest will be guest lecturers, who will dwell at length on various spheres of studies.
While managing director of E-Merchant S. Ali will deliver a lecture on digital marketing, state’s tourism secretary Sajal Chakraborty will focus on civil aviation and tourism. Others are scheduled to speak on corporate social responsibility, robotics and business management.
Technical events have been given innovative names like Buoyancy, Code Zilla, Fringe etc.
In the cultural segment, Acoustic Alchemy will pit bands against each other. As many as 20 student bands will perform in the event.
This apart, organisers have planned a series of events — Bitter at BIT, Chance Pe Dance, debate on social issues, literary competitions, face painting — to liven up proceedings.
“This is an annual fest, which is being organised for the last 15 years. Every student looks forward to it,” said Talib Wasi, a third year student of electrical and electronics department.
Deputy registrar S.S. Akhtar, dean (students’ welfare) Vinay Sharma, student co-ordinators Rajiv Agarwal and S. Sarkarand were among the others present at the announcement.