Manipal, October 2023.

The Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, today celebrated the inauguration of its renowned National Level technology fest, TechTatva’23, under the theme “Catalyzing Evolution.” This fest promises to highlight the transformative power of technology and its significant impact on our world. TechTatva’23 is especially significant as it also commemorates the 125th anniversary of MIT’s venerable founder, Dr. TMA Pai.

The ceremony witnessed a warm welcome by MCs Triya and Pragya, who encapsulated the spirit of the fest, emphasizing the institution’s dedication to knowledge, innovation, and excellence. Cdr.Dr. Anil Rana, Director of MIT, welcomed the gathering.

TechTatva’23 is honored to host Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, an illustrious alumnus of MIT, as the Chief Guest. In his riveting speech, “It is an absolute honor for me to serve as the chief guest at this outstanding technological festival put on by Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE. The energy, originality, and intelligence that permeate this institute are inspiring.  Events like these aim to inspire invention, promote teamwork, and get the next generation of engineers and innovators ready to take on the issues of the future, not only to display technical superiority.

I urge each and every one of you to keep discovering, studying, and coming up with new ideas. Never stop asking questions, trying new things, and getting better. Accept failure as a stepping stone to achievement.

I am certainly impressed by the talent and passion I have witnessed here. The projects, presentations, and competitions I have seen today reflect not just your hard work, but also your dedication to pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Remember, innovation knows no bounds, and your ideas have the potential to shape the future.

I want to express my gratitude to the faculty and the organizers for fostering these young brains and giving them a stage on which to display their talents. Your advice and assistance are greatly appreciated.”

Cdr.Dr. Anil Rana, Director of MIT, addressed the gathering, highlighting the institute’s vision and commitment to fostering an environment of innovation. Furthermore, the convenors of TechTatva’23, Vinamra Chaudhary and Manaswi Jadav, shared insights into their vision for the fest, emphasizing the confluence of ideas and evolution. The event’s pinnacle was the official opening of TechTatva’23 by Shri. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, symbolizing the onset of a myriad of events, workshops, and competitions, each steering towards technological advancements.

Other esteemed personalities gracing the occasion included Dr HS Ballal, Pro Chancellor of MAHE, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor, MAHE, Dr Narayana Sabhahit, Pro Vice Chancellor – Technology and Science, MAHE, Dr N N Sharma, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Strategy and Planning, MAHE. Mr. CG Muthana COO – Operations, MAHE, Dr. P. Giridhar Kini, Registrar, MAHE, Dr Vinod V. Thomas, Registrar Evaluation, MAHE, Cdr.Dr. Anil Rana, Director, MIT, Dr.Somashekhara Bhat, Joint Director, MIT, and Dr. Poornima Kundapur, Associate Director, Student Welfare, MIT. Each of them has played a crucial role in sculpting MIT’s academic and extracurricular domain.

To express their gratitude and appreciation, the institution presented a token of appreciation to Shri. Rajeev Chandrasekhar. The ceremony concluded with a heartfelt vote of thanks by Paridhi.