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Technosearch: Host of contests on day two

THE DAY 2 of the Technosearch programme of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) students was full of colour, enthusiasm and competitive aggression.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 12:01 IST

THE DAY 2 of the Technosearch programme of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) students was full of colour, enthusiasm and competitive aggression.

Major events in today’s programme were Chakravyuh — a technical treasure hunt, Prastuti  – technical paper presentation, Aakhet – a LAN gaming contest, Chanakya – game and software presentation, Code Breaking – a contest for evaluating hacking skill, Jigyasa – discipline-wise technical quiz, Grip – a contest for evaluating robotic skills to fabricate golf, and Apalak – an overnight hardware design contest.

In Chakravyuh, students were given cryptic technical hints so that the next clue could be found only after decoding the earlier one. About 100 teams of girls and boys participated in the event and went about searching the clues around the campus on their mobikes and scooters.

The event, Prastuti, was a triple module technical paper presentation, where students showcased their technical aptitude by their oral presentation skills through power point.

In the LAN gaming contest Aakhet, students battled out in the cyber arena and fought for the top place in different computer games.

The car racing - ‘need for speed’ and shooting game - ‘quake three’ were played individually by around 200 participants, while  ‘Age of empire’ –a strategy game and ‘counter strike’ – shooting game were team games where about 40 teams, each of four students participated.

During the event Chanakya, students displayed their pre-designed games and software and about 70 teams participated in this contest. In the event, Code Breaking students racked their brains to break codes, hack windows and hacked the network settings of their neighboring computers. In this particular event students showed lot of enthusiasm, though only 25 teams participated in the event but the MANIT Computer Centre was full of cheering supporters.

This year, a discipline-wise quiz contest Jigyasa was also hosted and the questions asked were highly appreciated by the participants.

Today’s Grip event was different than yesterday’s as the robots fabricated by the students competed in the golf tournament. This event saw a participation of some 20 teams.

The overnight hardware-designing event, Apalak, is to be hosted near midnight. During evening the institute rock band ‘Paradox’ gave live performance to enthrall the participating students and faculty members.