You don’t need an introduction to Raftar if you are a student of IIT-Madras. Most of us have seen them with their T-shirts on
“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. “
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2009, a few enthusiastic first-year undergraduate students of IITM chanced upon theories of certain ionospheric phenomena and proposed to investigate them in a plausible space mission – and thus was born the IIT-Madras Student Satellite Project, or iitmsat.
There are eight CFI clubs, which work on diverse projects and cater to the varying interests of students at IIT Madras.
Neha Ashoks reports on the Auto Club at CFI, as they prepare for Formula Student Germany, to be held at the famous Hockenheimring Formula One Circuit at the end of July 2013.