IIT Gandhinagar


October 22 - 23, 2016

About Amalthea '16

The need for a better life has always driven man to inexplicable heights, compelling him to find motivation in the shallowest of depths and hope in the darkest of corners. As we are advancing further down the road of development, the challenges are only becoming more unfathomable and demanding. The need for creative means of problem solving has increased exponentially in the last decade.

Technology forms a medium, providing a basis for tackling the challenges faced in the present world.

The objective of Amalthea '16 is to bring out the simple correspondence between technology and development based on the theme 'Technologizing Challenges' and spread knowledge - the ultimate aim of Amalthea.

Amalthea '16 will feature a Conclave on the same theme for the speakers to share their generation of ideas , an Exhibition on 'Expediting Development Through Tech and Innovation', a Symposium on ‘Technologies in Defense and Internal Security’ and many other engaging events.

The Mascot

Amalthea, in its literal sense, is the goat who suckled the Greek God Zeus when he was a baby and is also the name of one of Jupiter's moons. The horn of Amalthea, which is the cornucopia, was broken off and filled with endless food and drink. Here, we symbolize Amalthea as spreading an abundance of knowledge and prospering the community through technology. We aim to touch lives and inspire creative thinking by showcasing ideas and thoughts through this event, the Annual Technical Summit of IIT Gandhinagar.

"I'm very much impressed with the hard work of the students and the theme of this Technical Summit"

Shri Narendra Modi
Honourable Prime Minister, India

"The students were very cooperative and showed wonderful hospitality and team work"

Dr. Anil Bhardwaj
Director of Space Physics Laboratory,
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram, India

"Our students have been organising the technical summit Amalthea that has grown way beyond our expectations"

Dr. Sudhir K. Jain
Director, IIT Gandhinagar