TechFest extravaganza: SCSET organizes club carnival

TechFest extravaganza: SCSET organizes club carnival
Automotive club displayed their fully-functioning race car much to the delight of the freshers.
By Rishi Bhushan

School of Computer Science Engineering and Technology (SCSET) kicked off the academic year with an exhilarating ‘Club Carnival’, aiming to introduce the freshers to the exciting world of extracurricular technology domains and give recognition to the 24 clubs and chapters that fall under the SCSET cabinet.

With a colourful array of booths, interactive displays and student volunteers explaining to the freshers the functioning of their respective clubs, the carnival was a vibrant celebration of the technology’s multifaceted applications beyond the classroom. “The main aim of this carnival was to make freshers aware of the different domains they can explore. The chairpersons of different clubs wanted to do this in a ‘town fair’ format because it increases the chances of networking since you meet new people,” said the general secretary of the student cabinet of SCSET, Satvik Dayal. Dayal also mentioned the overwhelming participation of students in the carnival, with more than five hundred students having already registered for different clubs and chapters.

The dean of SCSET, Dr Abhay Bansal, explained how the main of these clubs is not extracurricular activities, but to develop skills that are compatible with industry and turn the incoming freshers into industry-ready professionals.

The booth that turned the most heads due to the display of a fully-functioning motorsports car, was the stall of the Automotive Club under the mechanical engineering department. Puru Gupta, vice-captain of Bennett Motorsports, said, “This is more of a passion project which a few passionate people started and now we are looking to expand on their legacy. We want freshers to join in and learn from the seniors of our club and then make race cars that win competitions.” The Automotive Club was formed in 2022 and they have successfully built a functioning race car. With over eight lakh rupees already invested in the car, Bennett’s team managed to secure the 32nd position among 77 teams from across India in an engineering competition held at the Buddha International Circuit in 2022.

Another club that attracted freshers was the Google Developer Student Club (GDSC), a club that is completely backed by the Google Corporation. GDSC aims to provide students with exposure to Google’s extensive resources and conduct seminars with engineering professionals at Google. The president of the club, Om Sarraf, said, “The freshers enrolling with us will be taught coding, regardless of whether they know it or not. We will have professionals from Google explain to them the intricacies of the art and the heads and co-heads of the club will grill them and support them for the rest of their journey.”

Alan Turing Club (ATC) was also among the clubs where freshers flocked to register themselves. The main aim of ATC is to educate the students in competitive coding. Suhani Taneja, a fresher attending the carnival said, “I am not very well versed with coding but visiting all the stalls here I am getting a roadmap of how I will proceed. The robotics club and the data science club are something that interest me. I looking forward to joining them.”

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