Asia's largest techno-management fest

27th - 29 th January 2017




People who are frenzied enough to think they can change the world are the ones who actually do. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic and never ceases to astound us. There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond technological reach. Science may set limits to knowledge but can't set limits to imagination. This has been the impulsion behind the awe-inspiring events of Kshitij since its inception to provide bounteous opportunities to reinforce the scientific discernment among the student fraternity and have provided a congruous platform to help them inculcate their expertise

VFX Architecture by Mr. Srinivas Mohan

Appealing the insights of human consciousness and deflecting the attention of viewers to elsewhere on screen is a magnificent diversion trick, the result of VFX- the most advanced technology used in movie making. An opportunity to learn the art of illusion by the one who holds the leaderboard of expertise in this field. Kshitij 2016 presents workshop by Mr. V Srinivas Mohan, three times National Award winner for special effects and the VFX supervisor in the blockbusters of Indian Film Industry namely Baahubali, Robot(Enthiran), Krrish, Shivaji, Shankar’s I and many more. This workshop will introduce you to the contemporary cutting edge technologies in the field of visual effects used by modern moviemakers.

Building Recommendation Engines in R

How do you think popular social media and video streaming sites ‘recommend’ videos and news feed into your personal accounts? Wondered if there was a dedicated team of digital spies from social media platforms who were constantly monitoring your accounts? Let us bust some myths and look into the nuts and bolts of how personalized content is recommended to users on online platforms. E-commerce, news feed, video feed, audio feed and of late even ride sharing platforms provide recommendations that eerily coincide with what users would have otherwise chosen themselves. In this hands-on demo, Deloitte’s expertise in data science gives you an idea about the basics of recommender systems, its applications and a use case where participants will be able to use a real-time dataset to build their own movie/music recommendation system.

The Screening Prelims for the Workshop is held in Morning Session followed by Hands-on Demo for the Shortlisted Participants in Afternoon Session.

Intelligent Green building design

Humans have developed numerous technology that has already deteriorated the quality of environment but the recent times saw an immense increase in the applications of cutting-edge sustainability strategies. Green building involves structure and processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle. All the Mechanical enthusiasts, get ready to experience the vitalizing hi-tech atmosphere in Kshitij 2016 where we aspire to proliferate green energy initiatives and participate in constructing and building development areas with integrated design, management system, and optimized energy performance.

IBM Watson Cognitive Computing

In these dynamic, information-rich, and shifting situations, data tends to change frequently, and it is often conflicting.To respond to the fluid nature of users’ understanding of their problems, the cognitive computing system offers a synthesis not just of information sources but of influences, contexts, and insights. To bridge the gap between the real and virtual dimensions of human prospect,Kshitij brings to you a workshop on Cognitive Computing in association with IBM.
IBM has constantly evolved since its inception. Over the past decade, it has steadily shifted its business mix by exiting commoditizing markets. It has always redefined responsibilities and preached perfection.

Xilinx Audio Application in Software Defined SoC

With the advent of smarter systems and the drive towards ‘The Internet of Things’, increasing the connectedness of people and things, most new products now leverage SoC-based platforms which allow companies to bring products to market faster, increase system-level efficiency and, most importantly, allow for continuous innovation and product differentiation.
Keeping along with the pace of today's world taking large strides in this field of technology,  Xilinx has introduced SDSoC, a new C/C++ development environment.  Kshitij 2016 invites all enthusiasts eager to adapt the skill of  quickly adding hardware acceleration to a software system in its workshop on Embedded C/C++ SDSoc development environment. Let’s decode our future and gear up for experiencing marvels of electronics.

Enterprise Risk Management & Corporate Governance

In today’s world, risks are not few. An enterprise faces various challenges and risks resulting into various negative impacts. Management of risks is key to turning these negative effects to one’s benefit. In response to the need for principles-based management to assist an individual or an enterprise in designing and implementing effectual enterprise-wide ploys to risk management and to learn the basics of managing efficiently and prudently all the activities of a company, Kshitij-2016 presents you a workshop in association with RiskPro which has strong domain know-how and experiences extending from Financial Services to specialized manufacturing businesses. This workshop will introduce you to corporate governance, emerging challenges in industry, risk identification, risk management, ISO 31000 standard and its applicability and COSO framework and its linkage to corporate strategy.

Exploring the Entrepreneurial Stratum

In today’s scenario, entrepreneurship is the talk of the town and the cynosure of all eyes. With myriad ideas of startups springing up from every nook and corner today, it's high time that such nascent, naive enterprises be noticed and nurtured since their very inception for today's preparation will determine tomorrow's achievement. Kshitij presents a workshop by NASSCOM, which gives an insight into the step-by-step growth of an idea from a simple business plan to its implementation, its funding and its marketing, ultimately leading to a fully-fledged startup. Let’s delve deep into turning a perceived risk into an asset.

TI Webench Power Supply Design

Combating the obstacles associated with the traditional power supply designs, WEBENCH by TI, is a software algorithm and visual interfaces that deliver complete power, lighting, and sensing applications in seconds. Facilitating the user to make value based comparisons at a system and supply chain level before a design is committed, TI have been power supply technologies for several decades. Kshitij 2016 presents a workshop on WEBENCH Power Supply Design by Texas Instruments in an endeavour to help budding engineers to create, optimize and simulate a design through customized power supplies. Dash to intertwine yourself into the domain of power electronics through this exhilarating workshop.
TI WEBENCH Power Designer online software for designing the efficient power supply, Participants will use this online software to do the Electrical and Thermal simulation of the power supply design. An overview of WEBENCH power designer is enclosed for your reference.

Cyber Warfare: Current and Future Scenarios

Cyber Security is the field of growing importance due to the increasing reliance of computer systems in most societies. It comprises of Information protection systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. Hence, Cyber Security has reached a significant domain. Kshitij 2016 and iB Group presents this Workshop on Ethical Hacking and Information Security by CyberEye.
This Workshop will be held in 2 sessions, an Introductory Seminar followed by a Hands-on Session. So buckle up, get to know the insights and trends in cyberspace with live demonstrations of important real-time techniques.

The Art of Wealth Creation

Conflicting or uncertain expectations, too much responsibility, too many "hats to wear". We all want to be out of this rat race. There lie opportunities galore in today’s scenario but most of them unexplored and unidentified. The desire for affluence has always been insatiable and its course has always been coarse. So, here we are with the workshop on the Art of Wealth Creation by Bajaj Capital to make you aware about what possibilities lie in this domain for you. Pour in to enlighten yourself about the path leading to the illuminating end of the dark tunnel.

Computational Advertising By Microsoft

Computational advertising is a new scientific discipline, at the intersection of information retrieval, machine learning, optimization and micro-economics. The web has undeniably changed the nature of advertising. The ability of making impression level bid decision and targeting to an individual user in real-time has fundamentally changed the outlook of the digital media. Apart from developing sophisticated algorithms for ranking web pages, there are sophisticated algorithms for matching ads to users. Kshitij presents this extraordinary workshop on the application of computational advertising and our daily lives in association with Microsoft, the tech giant.

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