Made in Insti: Parley with Planys

“Working on something which you like and taking risks based on that is a really good way of learning. Institute is doing a lot of things to maintain this ecosystem by providing safety nets. You can defer placements by one year. Opt for MS in Entrepreneurship to get a degree while starting up. It is working on the ecosystem with Nirmaan and CFI. My suggestion to all juniors would be — give it a shot. There is not much to lose. Either try your hands at starting up, or work at a startup. “

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Manifesto Reviews 2015-16: Saikanth Dacha, Student Head of Center for Innovation (CFI)

Saikanth in his tenure as CFI Head has implemented most of the points he had in his vision. He completely revamped the project selection procedure and even boosted up the project completion rate with the help of Project Management Team which was formed for this specific purpose. He was also able to publicize the activities of CFI, be it at insti level through Media team or recognition at national level by representing Tech culture of IIT Madras at Festival of Innovation, Rashtrapati Bhavan. His tenure has been phenomenal and motivated by the need to pay back to the place which has molded him to what he is today.

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Let there be light! Envisage 4.0

It is the same old electronics and coding. But with an enriched entertainment value. Student-run in its entirety, Envisage attempts to build technology with a taste of entertainment. T5E correspondents, Nived Rajaraman and Abhishek Kelkar review the events and take a look at the tech behind Envisage 4.0, that was held as a part of Shaastra 2016.

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Tech At Its Best – The CFI Open House

The CFI Open House – the flagship event of CFI – is back this year with a plethora of technical projects, live demos, enriching technical presentations and static displays. The CFI Open House, originally started with the intention of improving faculty-student relations in the Shaastra and CFI sphere, has now evolved into a veritable platform for students to display their projects and get appreciated for their work.

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IITM’s Underwater Journey

Team Amogh, formed in summer 2012, worked on IITM’s first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle under the guidance of Prof. V. G. Idichandy of the Ocean Engineering Department. In February 2014, they won the National Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition, 2014 (SAVe – 2014). Sachin Nayak reports on the team’s story.

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FIRA 2013 – Bend it like a Robot

For all those who have long fancied a world run completely by computers somewhere in the near future, FIRA might be the closest you get to such a display of humanoid brilliance. In 2012, a group composed of many ex-Robocon members brought together their expertise to open IIT Madras’ FIRA chapter for the first time, taking part in the competition in the United Kingdom that year. Team Sahas, as they call themselves, raised the bar in 2013.

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