AXIS is the annual technical festival of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. AXIS started as a mechanical engineering exposition known as “ODYSSEY” in the year 2001 and over the years it has evolved into a much larger and diverse technical festival. AXIS is Central India’s biggest science and technology symposium. Over the years it has grown exponentially and is one of the most awaited national events. To begin with, AXIS includes a series of workshops on current and future technologies, awe-inspiring pro-shows, motivating guest lectures, emulous competitions and events and fun filled informals. AXIS has been associated with companies like Microsoft, Coca-cola, Panasonic and Gigabyte amongst others and has made itself a fixture on the itinerary of college festivals in India. It hosts technical, management and recreational events which enables the students to pit their innovative ideas against one another in a competitive and educative atmosphere. AXIS is identified as a festival solely managed and organized by the students form the very grass root level. Thus, it provides a great platform not just in terms of theoretical prowess but also gives a firsthand experience in management and organizational skills.
AXIS has more than 30+ events which are classified into 5 categories –
1. Automation and Robotics
3. Management and others
4. School events
5. Construction, design and architecture
Our theme for this year i.e. light. The United Nations has officially declared the year of 2015 to be the year of light. The team of AXIS15 aspires to step into new territories, expand our reach and connect to each and every person not as an engineering student but as an admirer of science and technology. We aim to conduct workshops to attract students from all over India so as to create a humongous network of science enthusiasts.
Dr. Dinesh Keskar, a VNIT alumnus and now the Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes shall be inaugurating AXIS'15 on 16th October. We are also organising four workshops on the following topics -
1. Haptic robotic arm - 22-23 August
2. Bridge Design - 12-13 september
3. Cloud computing - 12-13 september
4. Quadcopter - 26 - 27 september
The accomodation shall be given to all the out-station participants in the girls and boys hostel.
The registration for the workshops have already started. The registration for the events can be done during the festival.