Posted by Abhishek Anand
February 2, 2018

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BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus plans to host its Annual Technical Fest, Quark, from the 9th-11th of February, 2018. 

From guest lectures by eminent personalities to events like the BITS Model United Nation, Quark has carved a niche for itself as one of the biggest technical fests in India.

Some of the highlights of previous editions of Quark are as follows:

  • Aurora, our technical night, featured talks by technological geniuses like Vishal Gondal (CEO of IndiaGames and MD of Disney India), Angad Daryani (15-year-old Developer at MIT Media Labs) and Jun Fujiwara, inventor of the ingenious Sound Bottle
  • A guest lecture on The Birth and Death of Stars was delivered by Walter Lewin, Emeritus Professor of MIT in Quark 2014.
  • Red, a collaboration of Quark with the Red Cross Society became a nation-wide blood donation campaign successfully went a huge way in increasing awareness of blood donation in
  • Influential leaders such as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, notable industrialists such as K.M Birla and Babasaheb Kalyani, Nobel laureates like Sir Harry Kroto (Chemistry, 1996) and Prof. Douglas Osheroff (Physics, 1996), media personalities such as Prabhu Chawla and innovators like Vic Hayes (The Father of WiFi), Archana Sharma (Physicist at CERN) and Tamer Nakisci (Nokia 888 designer) have addressed students in the previous editions of Quark.
  • A human Gyroscope was brought in to make the understanding of the concepts of a gyroscope simpler. It proved to be a great success.
  • A number of diverse workshops have been conducted Cypress Semiconductors, Grant Thorton, Nex Robotics, Reuters Finance and 
  • Quark 2014 witnessed a fun- filled official Ig Nobel event, Ig Nobel Conclave, which was graced by the Ig Nobel laureates like Elena N. Bodnar, Kees Moeliker, Dan Meyer, Ilia van Beest and Lal Bihari.

Quark 2016 set a benchmark with footfalls exceeding 20,000. It witnessed participation from over 500 colleges from all over India. The total turnover for Quark 2016 was over INR 40 Lakh.

This year we wish to make Quark 2018 even bigger, expecting a footfall of over 30,000 with invitations being sent to over 500 colleges and 800 corporate houses.  We shall ace new pinnacles and leave indelible impressions in the minds of all those who’ll be a part of this Techno-Cultural extravaganza.

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