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Cognizance 2012 at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Published On: 21 Jan 2012 | Last Updated On: 28 Feb 2012

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee will conduct Cognizance 2012, an annual technical fest from 23rd to 25th March, 2012.

Cognizance 2012 is the 2nd largest technical fest of India. The annual technical festival of IIT Roorkee, is ranked amongst Asia's largest technical festivals, a name synonymous with technical excellence and organizational proficiency.  Three days of plethora of enthralling events.

Here at cognizance we celebrate excellence, excellence not just limited to the field of technology. The them IDEATE.INITIATE.INNOVATE  depicts the veiled wishes of every individual. Why wait all the while to follow someone when it comes to your own dreams. That's what our fest is all about, come ahead IDEATE your dreams, INITIATE them to explore new vistas thereby INNOVATE to make the world a better place.


Centerstage Events:

Each of these mega-events has a touch from all spheres of life. With participation from diverse backgrounds, these are surely the cynosures of the corporate sector to lay its hands upon.

The main events under this umbrella include highly technical robotics events such as Robotron, Powerdrift and Armageddon. The International gaming event Chaos draws large participation from all over.

Others are:

  • Villaticum Idealis
  • Economix
  • House For All
  • Chaos
  • Quizzotica
  • Armageddon
  • POwerdrift
  • Breach Wars
  • Robosapiens
  • Cyborg Break-in
  • Chem-e-car
  • Corporate Social Responsibilty

Online Events:

To give you a piece of the big cake called Cognizance 2012, we bring to your doorstep (literally !!) online events of Cognizance. Set yourself for a roller coaster ride which will take you through the cavern corners of the Dalal Street, dark nights of ruthless programming, whirl winding journey of a brainstorming puzzle game like you have never witnessed before and the fight of the mighty words  where you will blog yourself to victory.

Major attractions are:

  • Illushun
  • Cognistreet
  • Insomnia
  • Blogomania


At Cognizance, the events are held at the departmental level, where 18 departments of IIT Roorkee organize events, mainly classified into 3 sub themes-IDEAZ, SPOTLIGHT, and SPECTRUM.

Ideaz:  Hosted by each department individually, Ideaz is a national paper presentation contest where students present original research papers. Each department launches three cells of paper presentations in prominent areas. Around 1200 papers are presented every year. The best of the papers are published in the form of Cognizance Journal which is a history in itself.

Spotlight: The brightest minds of the country participate in these long term discipline specific projects and problems. The problem is designed in such a way that it adds: Value to Sponsor, Value to Institute, and Value to Society. Problems include disaster mitigation, design of wheel chair for disabled, software development etc. The solution of the problem is the property of IIT Roorkee or its sponsor.

Spectrum : The sheer multitude of events that take place provide a challenging platform for the students to use their brains to provide practical and innovative on-the-spot solutions to different industry based problems.


Exhibitions at Cognizance 2012 offer variety of interactive display that will attract the audience to experience interactive content in the most memorable way thereby leaving an everlasting impact on their mind.

With Indian Army, DRDO, IITR Show Case, Loop,Metal Mate, Next Sapiens, TouchMagix serving the Cognizance palette last year, this year we have much more to offer.

Guest Lectures:

With every passing year, Cognizance has some of the best people adorn its halls. Even with their continuous re-enlargement cognizance fails to prevent their over packing. A company can gain a lot if it gets to these gallows.
This year the fest will be graced by the presence of the following:

David Hanson, humanoid creator

Rasmus Lerdorf, php creator

Michael Pritchard, Designer of Lifesaver Bottle

Ajay Mathur, Director General, BEE

Suneet Singh Tuli, Creator Aakash Tablet


Each workshop in Cognizance has a charm of its own. Each of the workshop is carefully chosen to meet the current needs and is organized by the best in the world. Following workshops will be organised this year:

  • Viva Photography Workshop
  • VFX Workshop
  • Sixthsense Botz Vision Robotics Workshop
  • Mini Air Vehicle Design, Fabricaton and Flying Workshop

Contact Person Details:

Organising secretary:

Mohit Telang, 8938802434,

Joint Organising Secretary:

Kushagra Tiwari, 9458118362,

IIT Roorkee Cognizance Address:

Cognizance Office,

Hobbies Club, IIT Roorkee,

Uttarakhand, India


Fax. 01332-284510


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