Techkriti is an annual inter-collegiate technical and entrepreneurship festival organized by the students of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. It was launched in 1995 with the aim of developing interest and encouraging innovation in technology among students.
Etymologically, the word ‘Techkriti’ is composed of two words, ‘Tech’ in English which stands for technology and ‘Kriti’ in Sanskrit stands for creation, hence, the word ‘Techkriti’ signifies creation or innovation in technology.
The festival is held over four days every March, attracting footfall of over 40,000 from around 1400 colleges all over the world. This year Techkriti is coming back with its 24th edition from 15th March to 18th March 2018.
By passing these many years, Techkriti has evolved and has divided itself into many sub-parts, like 52 fabulous competitions, 17 knowledgeable workshops, Technocruise phase I (workshops held in prominent cities of India), Technocruise phase II (preliminary rounds of the competitions in different cities of India), Techkriti Open School Championship (An initiative of Techkriti for school students) and Handling Opportunities by Promoting Education (A social initiative of Techkriti for spreading awareness among the society by promoting education).