The journey to Pragyan’24 has been full with events, workshops, and outreach initiatives designed to broaden the use of technology to encompass all facets of society.

Colleges from all throughout the country have entered the highly anticipated national technical competition, Ingenium. Young technocrats are given an opportunity to showcase their ideas through inventions and developments at this premier event. Defense Technology, the environment, and healthcare are this year’s Ingenium’s main topics. The tournament looks to be an exciting ride to the finish, with the first round of picks already announced.

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Sangam will play host to the final rounds of Pragyan’s main hardware hackathon in association with SCIEnT. Sangam has created issue statements that will form the foundation of a fierce competition, alluding to this year’s topics of healthcare, environment, and defense technology.

Another great year for the Pragyan Blog was marked by a wide range of literary posts on different subjects. From mathematical marvels to architectural history and advancement to the science underlying faith, the Pragyan Blog functioned as a central repository of knowledge and information.

Enlightening podcasts like “A Med-evil Conversation,” which addressed the undervaluation of women in healthcare, and “An Illuminati(ng) Conversation,” which explored fascinating conspiracy ideas, were featured on this Pragyan Podcast edition.

Pragyan’s Social Responsibility developed a project called Bag Of Delights for the outreach events with the goal of enhancing the ambiance and surroundings for kids attending government schools. This project has benefited hundreds of pupils.
On November 4, 2023, IgNITTe and the technical clubs of NIT Trichy organized an educational outreach program dubbed Techids 2.0, which gave over 300 schoolchildren an immersive introduction to the world of innovation and technology. Many technology seminars and career counseling sessions helped expose the young, aspiring students to a wide range of experiences.

On January 27, 2024, at Virtusa Navalur Campus in Chennai, there was a 32-hour hackathon called Hack-a-thon. Participants tackled problem statements related to blockchain, environmental sustainability, and smart cities. India became the first nation to land on the Moon’s South Pole as ISRO accomplished a historic feat on August 23, 2023. Dr. P. Veeramuthuvel, the mission director of the amazing lunar trip, was among the many guest lecturers and social media posts that Pragyan’s Space Week included as a tribute to the brains and heroes who labored on this historic effort.

INHOTTS is a 12-day immersive and thought-provoking series of challenges and innovative competitions organized by Pragyan’24 in association with the Technical Council. The technical clubs of NITT painstakingly selected workshops for newcomers in a variety of technical disciplines and practices, from software to consulting. First-year students thoroughly enjoyed the event, which was designed with incentives and possibilities to test participants’ cognitive abilities with the possibility of amazing monetary rewards. Without its numerous events, which are organized into seven clusters this time, Pragyan would not be the same

Events from the management domain, including Beer Factory, Budget Showdown, Marketing Hub, and Arcadia, are presented by MANIGMA and will test participants’ business acumen. Aspiring business owners have a rare opportunity to present their concepts to a group of early-stage investors at Start-Up Arena. The strategy coding cluster BYTEHOC will test players in TimeWarp, Code Character, Watch Tower, Tensor Craft, and the very competitive Capture the Flag. The robotics cluster ROBOSPIRE will host activities like Aero Rush, Fist of God, and Submerge.

Games like Friendly Feud, Clique and Clues, and the much awaited Pragyan Main Quiz are all part of the event cluster called PANDORA’S BOX. Even while this cluster is ideal for a more laid-back encounter, you never know when the competition will pick up steam. The puzzle cluster PHRONESIS hosts events including Sherlocked, Echoes of Eternity, Bounty Quest, and The Enigma Challenge. This cluster is for you if you like solving puzzles and deciphering codes.

PIXALETTE presents a unique UI/UX challenge with events like Blueprint, Digitrix, and Pixel Pirates. In the meantime, events spanning electrical, mechanical, automotive, and aerospace engineering, such as Old Town Road, Water Rocketry, Aviatum, and Circuitrix, bring worlds colliding in the INNOVIX cluster.

Pragyan is going to feature a number of informative and entertaining guest lectures in addition to its amazing lineup of events. You can be sure that there will be plenty of insight and inspiration with a lineup that includes Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard Robert, veteran of Ammar Chitra Katha Savio Mascarenhas, writers Shreya Dasgupta and Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, the duo of Anuj Dhar and Chandrachur Ghose, the savant Arsh Ali, and former FBI agent Scott Augenbaum.

Workshops, where industry specialists give thought-provoking, hands-on sessions in specific technology specializations, are a crucial part of the Pragyan’24 experience. With workshops on CMOS Analog Circuit Design by Texas Instruments, building edge AI applications on the MAX7800X microprocessor by Analog Devices, ethical hacking and cyber security by HT India Labs, and many more by Cybage, Latent View, Upstox, KPMG, Intuit, and Autodesk, Pragyan ’24 offers a wide range of workshops catered to diverse fields.

Furthermore, exhibitions of cutting edge robotics technology at Pragyan ’24 will encourage participants. Amazing technological prowess will be on exhibit in the form of the Bionic Quadrupled Robot, the Multi Humanoid Robot Show, the Gesture Controlled Drone Experience, and the UAV Drone by Garuda Aerospace. These exhibits provide a peek of what lies ahead and demonstrate the untapped potential that lies behind obstacles that could be overcome with inventive thinking.

Pragyan’24 also takes pride in having an amazing array of performers for their infotainment events. The Light Crew will dazzle the arena with their LED Flow Act, while the Kashi Fire Crew will set the stage ablaze with their Fire Act. Aerial Acts India and LED Poi both have infotainment shows on Pragyan’24. The multilingual indie folk band When Chai Meets Toast will perform on the last day of Pragyan’24.

See the pinnacle of intelligence in Pragyan’24, as Sangam and Ingenium reach an exciting climax. The nation’s brightest minds will captivate the audience with their innovative ideas and compelling case studies while they are judged by a panel of seasoned judges. Pragyan provides a diverse range of engaging and enjoyable activities, meaning that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Have a great time in Pragyan’24!


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