January 2022

Campus news

January 2022


January 1

IIIT Bangalore welcomed the New year day by organizing ‘Ethnic Day’. All faculty and staff members celebrated the day and were dressed in traditional attire. Students had a gala time singing and dancing around bon fire when the new year began.

January 3 

IIIT Bangalore welcomed New year day by organizing ‘Ethnic Day’. All faculty and staff members celebrated the day and were dressed in traditional attire. Students had a gala time singing and dancing around bonfire when the new year began.    

January 3-6

IIIT Bangalore students participated in South Zone Table Tennis (Men’s) tournament held at Reva University, Bangalore. It was the first time our team participated in this tournament. The players made it through the first two rounds but lost in the third round. However, the spirit of the players was appreciated by everyone in the campus. Dr. Neha Arora, Sports Officer, was the team manager for the tournament. The team consisted of:

  • Adrij Sharma (IMT2019004)
  • Sukhamjot Singh (IMT2019085)
  • Chinmay Parekh (IMT2020069)
  • Nilay Kamat (IMT2021096)
  • Arnav Thakur (IMT2021053)

January 8
4th edition of TEDxIIIT Bangalore on ‘Unconventionality’

Themed around ‘Unconventionality’, TEDxIIIT Bangalore held a series of talks by eight inspirational speakers. These distinguished speakers took the road less taken, serving society in unconventional ways. The independently organised TEDx idea-sharing event was premiered virtually on January 8 on the TEDxIIITBangalore YouTube channel.

The speakers were Mr. Prateek Sethi (Creative Director at Trip Creative Services), Ms. Diksha Chabbra (Fitness Consultant and health advocate), Mr. Ankush Jain (Clinical Music Therapist), Ms. Chhavi Goel (Leading nutritionist), Mr. Badhri Seshadri (Musician and founder of Motta Maadi Music), Mr. Puneet Bhasin (Advocate and Advisor to the Rajya Sabha Committee on Internet and Technology laws), Ms. Preksha Kaparwan (AI industry stalwart) and Commodore G Prakash (veteran Naval Aviator and anti-submarine warfare specialist).
Tedx video playlist link: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlEzelXvxE2PVlco0g6HAC3I9GjmA9JMw

Android Study Jams 2021-2022 by GDSC (Google Developer Student Club) 

Google Developer Student Club (GDSC) at IIIT Bangalore conducted Android Study Jams, an event series introducing students to ‘Kotlin’, the Google framework for developing Android apps. Several sessions were conducted on the Google developer technology. Android Study Jams 2021-2022 was held during December 10, 2021-January 8, 2022.

The first session which was held offline on December 10 introduced the students to ‘Kotlin’ programme, hosted by Monjoy Choudhury (IMT2020502). The second session, a virtual hands-on tutorial by Ms. Sweta Kumari (Alumna of IIIT Bangalore), was held on December 31, 2021. A virtual hackathon was held during January 5-8, 2022.

It was focused on ideas for building a project with time constraints, and was conducted by Vijay Jaishankar (IMT2019525). In addition, this hackathon was also focused on building an app using the Kotlin framework. The hackathon winners were:

  • Frist prize: SmartPlaylist– {Hardik Khandelwal (IMT2020509), Sriram Munagala (IMT2020030), Chaitanya Manas (IMT2020053), Agastya Thoppur (IMT2020528)}
  • Second prize: e-Canteen– {Saket Gurjar (IMT2020520), Vyom Sharma (IMT2020026), Rachit Agrawal (IMT2020018), Arhant Arora (IMT2020503)}
  • Joint third prize winners:
    MenuApp– {Naitiksinh Solanki (IMT2020051), Arin Awasthi (IMT2020081), Vatsal Dhama (IMT2020029), Vaibhav Thapliyal (IMT2020049)}
    Shopello-{Prakhar Rastogi (IMT2020052), Shubhanshu Agrawal (IMT2020078), Sathvik Bhat (IMT2020009)}
    The event concluded with the hackathon on January 8, 2022.

January 10-17
Memathon-a Meme Battle

Branding Committee of IIIT Bangalore organized a meme competition named, Memathon-a Meme Battle from January 10-17. In this competition, 23 students participated and created funny memes. First prize was won by Thakur Devendrasingh Premsingh (MT2021146), second prize was won by Sagar Shahu Shirke (MT2021112) and third prize was bagged by Chakradar Reddy (IMT2018018). All the winners were awarded with custom-designed merchandise of our college.

January 26
Republic Day

IIIT Bangalore celebrated the 73rd Republic Day with patriotic fervor. Amidst the presence of students, faculty, staff and housekeeping members, the Indian flag was unfurled by our Director, Prof. Debabrata Das. In his speech, Prof. Das conveyed the importance of the Constitution emphasizing on Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic and Republic aspects. He quoted freedom fighter, Subhas Chandra Bose for his role in India’s Independence movement. The event was hosted by Harsh Shah (IMT2020006) and Divyanshi Rajput (IMT2019029). 

Some of the student clubs held programmes as part of the Republic celebrations. There was a melodious patriotic group performance by Ketaki Tamhanakar (IMT2021017), Neha Tamhanakar (IMT2021025) and Tanmay Joshi (IMT2018527) from Music Club. Pakh Guha (DT2021014) from Literature Club narrated a short story which she had penned down to express her respect for the Indian Flag and the Indian Army. Mohar Kundu (DT2021011) and Siva Jagadeesh (IMT2019055 expressed their thoughts on Republic Day on behalf of Student Community.

An art representation around patriotism added colours to the Republic Day celebrations. Art Club members, Shweta Masrani (MT2020051) and Shivani Shah (MS2019016) created a beautiful rangoli that gave a glimpse of the diversity of our country. The event concluded with the announcement of ‘Extra Miler Award’ for immensely contributing work towards NAAC grading. Ms. Vandana Bhavanishankar (HR & Process Administrator), Mr. Somashekhar T S (Associate Librarian & Archivist), Ms. Debasmita Behera (Cultural Activities Coordinator), Ms. Mythri P (Receptionist) and Mr. Ravi B (Project Associate) received Extra Miler Award from the Director.


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