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Two years back, in the portals of this very institution, the staff and students put their heads together to come up with a vent for their creative outbursts. Pragyan’05 took shape in its maiden year as a technical festival attracting innovation from across the state. The college took the promise of handing the torch down every year with a commitment to the highest levels of quality in the event. This year, Pragyan ’07 held in February 2007, defied all laws of extrapolation.
Pragyan launched itself to the international arena with participating teams from over 60 countries taking part in the online programming contests. With a host of 25 events spanning across 11 genres, Pragyan ’07 presented an opportunity to innovate. Innovate with creativity. Innovate for the betterment of life. Innovate for the country’s progress and development. And while innovation is not separate from technology, thus lays the need to know technology, use technology and celebrate technology. Pragyan ’07 gave the call to celebrate technology, to celebrate talent, to celebrate innovation. There were almost 700 volunteers working in tandem to make this event a grand success.
The participation from other college students has increased drastically and was close to 350 on campus students. Also there were online events like byte code and technical quiz and dalal street that went online to evoke interest in people from all over the world. This year’s winners were from China and European countries.
The events which Pragyan ’07 offered included RoboVigyan, general events, management events, presentation events, events pertaining to the areas of electrical, mechanical and material sciences, software events, modeling events and working model events. In addition to the highly successful events of Pragyan ’06, a horde of new and innovative events had been added to the Pragyan ’07 Event Bag. These include the Jagriti – An event concerning social and common place problems and their solutions, ElectriCar – A car modeling event, Sand Animation and our very own Dance Troupe’s performance in the infotainment section, Workshops like My Firm – An entrepreneurship workshop, Trans design – a designing workshop, guest lectures by eminent personalities like Padmashree Awardee Dr. A Sivathanu Pillai, Caltech Professor Dr. Guruswami Ravichandran, ex CEO of P&G and Times of India columnist Mr. Gurucharan Das, Nobel Physics Laureate Dr. Douglas D. Osheroff, Wikipedia Co-founder Jimmy Wales, Nobel Chemistry Laureate Dr. Rudolph A. Marcus, and eminent designer Dilip Chhabria.
The Inaugural Address was delivered by Dr.P.Sankaralingam, Chairman & Managing Director, NTPC Limited, New Delhi. The Valedictory Address was given by Dr. P. Raja Goundan, General Manager, Integral Coach Factory, Chennai