Techkriti is an annual international technical and entrepreneurial festival organized by the students of IIT Kanpur. The festival is held over four days every March, attracting participants from every corner of the country as well as from abroad, comprising a total footfall of over 60,000 from all over India and abroad.
Techkriti, IIT Kanpur organises an annual competition for 6th to 12th grade students. Students compete individually in two phases of the competition. Phase 1 is a 60-minute online test that students can take from home. The test covers Mental Ability, Aptitude, and Puzzles. TOSC has three pools: Pool A (6th, 7th, 8th), Pool B (9th and 10th), and Pool C (11th and 12th). Pool A champions will be decided after phase 1. The top 100 competitors from each Pool B and C will go to the final round, where they will be assessed on extra tasks to determine the winners. Phase 2 will include talks, exhibitions, and technical workshops. No previous knowledge is required to participate, the only prerequisite is enthusiasm and confidence.
Our mission is to strengthen and cultivate the talent of our nation at the grassroots level, which serves our sole motive. Through a series of events involving mental aptitude, logic, and scrutiny, it seeks to provide school students a platform to gain fundamental experience and knowledge, to exercise coordination skills, and to think out of the box while providing solutions never thought before.
Phase 1 will be conducted on 18th December. This round consists of an online exam which will consist of objective type questions on aptitude, reasoning and general awareness. Participants will participate individually in this phase. The duration of the exam will be of 60 mins. Top 100 students from each pool B and C will be invited to get an opportunity for Phase II.
Phase 1 results will be announced in December. The results will be made available on the website. The e-Certificates of participation will be available on the TOSC website after the result declaration.
This phase will be conducted offline at IIT Kanpur. It will comprise variety of puzzles and competitive activities which will not only decide the winner but also help the participants explore and enhance their cognitive and analytical skills. Also, there will be exhibitions, technical workshops and talks (by some renowned personalities) as a part of Phase 2.
Each round consists of three pools:
Pool A: Class 6th - 8th
Pool B: Class 9th - 10th
Pool C: Class 11th -12th