IIT Kanpur hosts Phase 2 of Techkriti Open School Championship

Know more about Techkriti Open School Championship! This phase 2 will include talks, exhibitions, and technical workshops.

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur hosted the Phase 2 of Techkriti Open School Championship (TOSC) on 22nd January on campus. TOSC is a pre-festival event of Techkriti - the annual international technical and entrepreneurial festival organized by the students of IIT Kanpur. It has students from classes 6th to 12th competing in two phases of the competition. While Phase 1 is a 60-minute online exam that tests mental ability and aptitude, Phase 2 hosts external tasks to determine the winner.

The TOSC is home to three pools: Pool A (Class 6th, 7th & 8th), Pool B (Class 9th & 10th), and Pool C (Class 11th & 12th). The champions of Pool A were decided after Phase 1 itself, while the top 100 competitors of Pool B and C were invited to Phase 2, which was held in offline mode at IIT Kanpur.

Phase 2, which involved talks, exhibitions, and technical workshops, not only registered participants on-the-spot, their parents, too, were invited to be a part of the event. By involving parents in the event, it created an awareness among them about the common problems students face during high school. Mental health professionals also shared insights with them on how they can play an active role in their child’s development. It was followed by a talk in which, Mahendra Dwivedi, UNICEF consultant in SCERT, expounded on topics centred on children making a smooth transition from a tender age to adolescence as well as the need for awareness on menstrual hygiene among girls.

The students also got to attend workshops conducted by IIT Kanpur’s Science and Technology Clubs, where they attended lectures that imparted theoretical knowledge on key topics, and were also given hands-on experience on the same.

The parents were introduced to Techkriti and all its initiatives by the team as the students gave their exams. Students were also taken around IIT Kanpur’s Academic Area, where they were shown around the state-of-the-art lecture halls and the various well-equipped labs. 

TOSC’22 proved to be a successful event and remained true to its goal of nurturing grassroots talent of the nation. Students participating in the event also shone in the various talks, workshops and competitions conducted during the day, giving a glimpse of their potential. The prizes of the TOSC were announced and distributed in the evening. The winner of the competition gets a free sponsored trip to ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation).

Techkriti is held annually over four days, attracting participants from every corner of the country as well as from abroad, comprising a total footfall of over 30,000 from all over India and abroad.

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