Amalthea 2011 - Techfest - Oct 15 - 16 - IIT Gandhinagar - Gujarat

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October 15, 2011 9:00 am
October 16, 2011 11:00 pm



Amalthea, The annual technical summit of IIT Gandhinagar is all set to amaze the audiences for the second time. It is to be held between 15th October and 16th October. It aims purely on spreading technical knowledge and suffusing enthusiasm in minds to work for the greater good of man. Providing an avenue for showcasing innovative products developed at IITGN, we see the best technology being incubated here in the years to come.
Theme: Infrastructure in India: Present Scenario.
Conclave, the main event of Amalthea, this time focuses on “Infrastructure in India: Present Scenario and Future Importance”. It aspires to bring the best brains in the field of infrastructure like under a single roof and provide a platform for innovation.
The prominent speakers of conclave are
Narendra Modi (Probable)
Sandeep Dixit
VR Raju
Urban planning:
RK Jha, Director, GIFT City
Mangu Singh, Director, Delhi Metro
Entrepreneurship in infrastructure:
Sanjay Gupta, Ex-IAS officer and present Chairman and founder, Cambay Group
Satish Jha- President, OLPC
Maritime infrastructure:
Dr. Malay Mahadevia,Whole time Director, Mundra Port and SEZ
Mr. BK Sinha, Chairman, Gujarat Maritime Board
Discussion Session on Gujarat’s Growth story:
Mr. Maheshwar Sahu, Principal Secretary, Industries and Mines Department,Government of Gujarat
Mr. Mukesh Bhandari, Founder and Chairman, Electrotherm
Mr. DJ Pandian, Principal Secretary, Energy and Petrochemicals Department, Government of Gujarat
Mr. Piruz Khambatta, Chairman and MD, Rasna
Exhibition of the different infrastructure projects and other investments to foster the zeal of innovation and technology development among the student and engineer fraternity. It focuses basically on Energy, Heavy Engineering, Town planning and many more.
Some of the confirmed companies are Essar, Ricoh innovations, L&T, Indextb, Metalmate, Du pont,
ISRO, DRDO, NDMA, Abacus Solar etc
1) Quadriplegic’s Peripheral in which one has to design a wearable device to facilitate the interface between human and computer for Quadraplegics.
2) Mean Mechanics: Here objective is to inculcate maximum number of concepts of mechanics to make an extraordinary locomotive vehicle that can hold, grab and scoop ability.
3) Aqua’menti: using laws of designing and mass transfer to contrive a Portable water Purifier which can claim its purity at its best.
4) Civilization: It aims at testing the management skills in basic infrastructure construction for planning of a new city.
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