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The Consortium.

Posted: April 1, 2012 by Rambo in AIESEC
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What a week it was, 4 days of music, dance and fine arts. It feels good to see each and every person of the college in a festive mood… Truly, MIT is never inactive.

So what’s next for all you out there… Well, as you all know that we love participation and being involved in something or the other, here comes another opportunity for Manipal University students to get involved in something meaningful, something that will help them know what really lies ahead in the world after college.
Bringing together professionals from a variety of fields, from the organizers of 2010’s largest corporate forum of Mangalore-Udupi region, here comes yet another event which not only has a value-add factor for all of you, but provides you a platform to interact, network, socialize with the ones who want to and who have made it big.

The Consortium ’12….

4th April, 6-9 PM, New Amphitheatre (Near Syndicate bank, opposite Sirocco Coffee Valley)

  •  Formal/ Semi-formal wear only
  •  Tickets- Rs 80 for all students of Manipal University
  •  To book/buy a ticket, contact us on our FB page or on the following numbers
    • Shobit: 8095128602
    • Pulkit : 9535680079
    • Antara: 9535680095

According to legend, Prometheus was the Greek Titan who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mankind and was punished for the same. Thousands of years later, he has reincarnated, in an avatar of scorching embers and blinding radiance. Prometheus lives once more and his flare will consume the little town of Manipal.

IECSE presents to you “Prometheus 2012”, which will be held from 9th to 12th April. This fest will be based on computer science and will span over 10 events, guest lectures and workshops. These are the events that will be held:

  1. Codesprint

  2. iCode

  3. Cipher-Master

  4. Elevator Pitch

  5. Triple Threat

  6. Comp Whiz

  7. Fox Hunt

  8. Applabs

  9. Hawk Eye

  10. 24*7

There will also be a whole bunch of informal events so keep an eye for those too! Prometheus will also host gaming in CS, NFS, etc. Want to prove your supremacy? Invoke your clans and get the mice rolling.

Sounds cool? Eager to outsmart the rest? Are your fingers already itching to incinerate the keyboard?  This was just the preview. Anyone with a passion for computers must take part in these events, as it will be a holistic learning experience. And of course, there are loads of cash prizes and certificates to be won! Come, and blaze away with Prometheus.

Watch this space for more details!

Girish Kumar

Sub Edited by: Deeksha Awasthi.

LaunchPad 2012

Posted: March 21, 2012 by Gaurav Prakash in MUTBI
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LAUNCHPAD- (Organised By Manipal Digital Systems In Accordance with MUTBI,Manipal)

Done with playing Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Plants Vs Zombies,etc on your phone, Ideate your own game. A simple game design idea can be your GATEWAY TO 50K, NO CODING required.
Round 1:Submit a 600 word game design idea or a storyboard document(ends on 15th April)
Round 2:Submit a 2min. movie trailer or 5 sketches(20th june to 6th august).
1st prize:Rs 25000
2nd prize:Rs 15000
3rd prize:Rs 10000
Team of 3.
Format Handheld devices or tablets.

For further information go to our website

Contact Akshit Mehta  9035465938  , Sarthak Gupta  9902577077 , Mayank Bansal: 9535680275

SAE JCB Workshop

Posted: March 14, 2012 by deepvenky in Clubs, SAE Manipal
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Date: 12- 13 March 2012

Venue: Library Auditorium

Time : 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Event: Students were required to construct a working JCB model using simple construction materials and a hydraulic system.


 Organized by the Society of Automobile Engineers, the ‘Earth Mover’ Workshop, also known as ‘JCB’ Workshop, continued the program of the week’s SAE events after the Paper presentations submitted on the 11th of March. The workshops were conducted on the 12th and 13th of March, while the final competition will be held on the 18th.

Originally scheduled to be held at 5:15 pm, the first day of the workshop was postponed to 6:00 pm to accommodate the Student Body Meet organized at the Quadrangle at the same time.

Intended as a Theory Seminar, the first day of the Workshop, under the supervision of the SAE administration, started off by a 10 minute introductory presentation by a 3rd Year Mechanical student, highlighting the engineering principles and mechanical advantages of the Earth Mover machine.

The rest of the Seminar was continued by the President of SAE, S. Patil, who gave a detailed and very graphic explanation on the position of the Earth Mover’s centre of gravity and the angle of the lever arm, to name a few technical details. He made use of the JCB model for visual aiding, which was constructed by SAE. The presentation concluded with students’ doubts regarding modifications to the model being answered.

The Workshop continued on the 13th of March at 5:15 pm at the same venue, where participating teams were provided with the necessary kits for construction of their individual models.


Sub Editor: DEEP VENKY

The Jaguar Workshop was conducted as a part of ISTE’s annual Tech fest Anveshan. This Workshop dealt with creating a free hand design of an Automobile. The Jaguar workshop was held in Room no. 310 of AB1 and was presided over by Mr. Emanuele Nicosia, who is massively experienced with Automobile design, having worked with mainstream companies such as Ferrari, Jaguar and Lamborghini.

The workshop was conducted between 1pm to 7pm on Saturday the 10th of March and 8am to 4pm on Sunday, the 11th. All the slots for the workshop had been filled beforehand and there was a very good turnout. Amongst them, was a majority of Automobile Engineering students from MIT. The students got to know a lot about Mr. Nicosia and his automobile design exploits, other than learning skills of intricate interior car design.

Report-Saurav Bhattacharjee
Photo Coverage-Tejasvi Batria 

Sub edited by RamSharat Reddy.

Sunday, 11th march, Rotaract Club of Manipal, as always, found a good cause to spend the day. A community contact program was organized to OZANAM an old age home, near Udupi. 421022_10150710198110339_669815338_12060567_329324143_nA group of around 20 Rotaractors visited the place and interacted with the residents.

The sister in charge gave us a warm welcome with her kind words on behalf of them. During the course of the time spent, it was very easy for us to relate to them and was very heart-warming to listen to their life stories. 423451_10150710172750339_669815338_12060384_1444001168_n
We sang songs and entertained them. Fruits were cut up and juice distributed around, which they all enjoyed.

It was a very satisfying and fulfilling experience. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, and look forward to visiting them soon.

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In all, it gave us all a lot of happiness to help brighten up their day.

-Prachi Pincha
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The PHP workshop organized by ISTE as a part of Anveshan 2012 was a great success. It spanned across four days starting from 6th March 2012. Syed Shabaz Moosa taught the students HTML, CSS, MySQL and PHP. The aim of the workshop was to provide the participants with enough knowledge about web development with which they can create their own website and upload it on the internet. And as Moosa himself described the workshop as “where you will not only learn PHP but also use PHP”.IMG_6978

The first day students were taught HTML and CSS which are two important tools which every web developer must have so as to create his or her own website. We were taught how to make our own home page, header, and sidebar and give content etc. Then in CSS we were taught styling our webpage with colors and different font styles and alignment of items on the home page. Hence we were taught on how to make an attractive and functional webpage.IMG_7008

The second day we moved on to programing in PHP, and using the Wamp Server to create our own databases. We also learnt the use of databases and MySQL in modern web development. This was our very first step in making a fully functional Content Management System.

The third day information on how to make a login box was taught to us. We had to create different users which could login and the data would be sent to the server where it would be validated and then server would grant login or else not. We were also taught on how to use PHP; read and display data from our databases which were hosted on our server. The participants were very excited when they saw the wonders of PHP.

The fourth day we were able to modify our own database. We were taught on how to add, edit or delete a post in our database. Then came the real interesting part wherein using Filezilla we had to upload our site on the internet.

ISTE had provided for separate domains for each and every participant, which they can use for 3 months. On the last day we had to upload our site on the domain provided by ISTE. It was a feeling of great exhilaration and satisfaction to see the hard work that the MITians had put in developing their website when they saw it uploaded on their respective domain names.


The workshop was a great tool for students to learn PHP and other languages which work as great technical asset in the Information Technology field. ISTE did a remarkable job in organizing the workshop and also the organizers put in commendable effort to make it a success.

-Ali Akbar
Photos by: Tejasvi Batria
Sub edited by RamSharat Reddy.


IE ENC organized VISION, a technical presentation based event, was held at NLH 304 today from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Participated by 10-12 teams, this event was aimed at students researching fresh, challenging, technologically and scientifically feasible ideas. Teams of 2 members each, with members varying from several departments like Automobile, ENC, EEE of 4th and 6th semester had 8 minutes for presenting their idea to the judges. Ideas showcased included Space settlement, harnessing lightning for energy, transmission line monitoring sensors to name a few.








An important part of day 3 of Alacrity – the annual tech fest of IE EnC was Tech Race. In the event, students were to participate in teams of 2. The students were supposed to give a written test, strictly based on logic and technical topics in the first round. Then, the top teams were to progress on to the next round wherein, they were to follow the clues given to them and go to the locations depicted/designated by the clues.

This event saw an excellent turnout of 30 teams. 25 out of the 30 teams passed on to round 2 of the event. The teams had Ten checkpoints to pass through within the MIT Campus to win the challenge.

The Tech Race spanned more than 2 hours, starting from around 6pm in Room No. 303 of the NLH (AB3). The NCC Office and the MIT Swimming pool were some of the checkpoints allotted. So, if you saw some people running around the campus this Wednesday evening, it wasn’t fire somewhere in the campus – it was wilder and more exciting even ; it was the Tech Race of Alacrity 2012.













Report-Saurav Bhattacharjee, Prateek Biswas
Photo Coverage-Ritabrata Basu 

And Coming Up By SAE is..

Posted: March 7, 2012 by deepvenky in Clubs, SAE Manipal
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SAE Manipal Collegiate Club is coming up with its much awaited Technical Mega-Event, ‘Earth Mover’. Build a scaled-down model of an "Earth-Mover". A two-day workshop for the same will be given prior to the distribution of the kit. Workshop on 12th and 13th of March 2012. Register at KC, FC or Annapoorna.


Details are given below:


Contributed by: Shreyak Sahay

ISTE Tech Debate

Posted: March 6, 2012 by prannayjha in College News, ISTE
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IMG_6978The preliminary leg of the ISTE Tech Debate, held at AB5, received an excellent response from the students. Participants were divided into groups and allotted different rooms where a group discussion was held on the topic ‘E-books or Paper books – which is better’.  Contestants had to prove their mettle by expressing their personal views and later switching sides and contradicting them.  It would be fair to say that a classic question, highly relevant to today’s world, went unanswered at the end of the day, as the participants wIMG_7008eighed out the pros and cons of the eBook revolution to perfection.  Portability, health issues, interface, environmental concerns, battery issues, financial constraints and convenience were among the important aspects discussed. The event tested the participants’ ability to put forth their views tactfully in a group, with relevant technical testimony. The final round will be held on 10thMarch. The concept of switching over completely to eBooks seems like a fairytale to some of us, but weren’t mobiles phones an alien concept to most of our grandparents too?


By- Girish Kumar