Best Students' Chapter in Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh Region from 3 consecutive years.


Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is a National level non-profit Society for the Technical Education System in our country. ISTE assists and contributes to the production and development of top quality professional technocrats. It has over 1505 Student Chapters at the institutional level, one such chapter is ISTE SC MANIT. ISTE SC MANIT is one of the oldest student organizations in MANIT. Started in 2003, it has been actively contributing towards the professional and technical education of the students at MANIT and beyond. It has been conducting national level events like ChimeraX - The Multi-city Quizzing Competition, CODATHON - The Inter NIT Coding Contest, Anubhuti - The Talkshow, Megatreopuz - The Online Cryptic Hunt, Version β - The National level Hackathon. Events like these have gifted ISTE SC MANIT the Best Students' Chapter Award in the MP & Chhattisgarh region, not once but thrice.


Version Beta

IDE for your code !

The second iteration of Central India's Largest Hackathon - Version Beta saw new heights this year. Out of the 120+ teams that applied, 31 teams from all over the country were shortlisted to be called on-site for the 36-hour long hackathon. The participating teams had to come up with an innovative solution for the given problem statements. The 5 problem statements were closely related to real-life scenarios. The hackathon was mentored and judged by experts like Mr. Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Mrinal Jain, Abhishek Yagnik, and Sameer Khan from Facebook Developer Circle of Kolkata, Indore, and Bhopal. After an intense competition, the team from MANIT, Bhopal bagged the first prize.

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Quizzing Contest

Chimera-X is central India's largest and ISTE SC MANIT's flagship-quizzing event under Chimera – ISTE's annual student conclave. The 18th edition of Chimera-X was a huge success and it garnered students from across the country. It was an extraordinary opportunity for quizzing enthusiasts to showcase their talent as well as enhance their knowledge. The prelims were held across 10 cities and received overwhelming participation and extremely positive feedback from everywhere. The quiz consisted of three rounds - written, audio-visual round, and a grand finale. One team from each city was selected for the final round. The grand finale was held at MANIT, Bhopal on 16th February 2020 and was hosted by Quiz Master Mahendra Mohan Das. With over 2000 teams participating, a team from MANIT stood first followed by the team from CBIT, Hyderabad.

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Online Cryptic Hunt!!!

As ISTE proudly claims Megatreopuz as its one of a kind event each year, this year was no different. A battle of wits in the form of cunning puzzles, coded messages, and mind-boggling questions is what characterizes this hunt. Participants rack their brains for solutions for over 7 days with difficulty increases with every level. Megatreopuz has witnessed participation from all around the globe since its inception and is touted as one of the most intriguing cryptic challenges ever since. The winner this year was Gaurav Loothra, Alumnus of Amity University.

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Coding Contest

Codathon '20 can be marked as the beginning of our Annual student conclave - Chimera. It broke all its previous records by completing over 6,500 registrations for the Inter NIT coding contest. The event is designed in a way for everyone to participate. The seven-day coding event consisted of questions to test the problem-solving ability of the participants. Cash prizes totaling up to Rs 32,000, Internship at HackerEarth, and many other goodies like t-shirts, badges, bags, and books from Coding Blocks and HackerEarth were awarded to deserving candidates. The winner of Codathon '20 was Aryaman Arora from NIT Allahabad and the best female coder was bagged by Ritika Mor.

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Unfloding Hidden Stories!

Anubhuti, an annual talk show is conducted by ISTE each year wherein esteemed guests from different backgrounds and tons of experience are invited. It serves as a medium for students to learn and get inspired. This year it was no different, the two speakers were exemplary individuals filled with success stories. The first was Dharamveer Singh Chauhan, the CEO, and Co-founder of Zostel, a treat for all the curious budding entrepreneurs out there. While a firm believer in the ideology of not giving up, he not only motivated students not to give up but also to never stop innovating. The second speaker – Aaditya Mishra, MANIT's very own visiting his alma mater to share his journey into becoming an IPS. It motivated various students who dream to take UPSC in the next phase of their lives.

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A Social Initiative

Sensitization program

The world that we live in now makes it important for us to give back to the community. It is a way to show our gratitude for what we have. ISTE has been working for a social cause every year, to bring happiness and joy to the often-neglected part of society. ISTE believes in making this world a better place for those less fortunate. This year, in collaboration with Arushi, ISTE organized a sensitization programme which was an exemplary show of the humanitarian nature of the organization. These children with special needs with their ever-hopeful view on life and people, forever inspire us and thus the talent show with them left a lasting imprint on everybody in the audience.

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