What is Shaastra?

Shaastra is the annual technical festival of the IIT Madras. Shaastra is entirely student managed and is the first such event in the world to be ISO 9001:2015 certified for implementing a Quality Management System. The festival consists of various engineering, science and technology competitions, summits, lectures, video conferences, exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops.

The competitions at Shaastra boast of having the highest number of outstation participants from India as well as abroad, for any festival of its kind. Over the years, Shaastra has received accolades and appreciation from the industry, academia and media alike.

Team of Shaastra IIT Madras is headed by Co-Curricular Affairs Secretary and the Shaastra Core Team. The secretary and all departments work together throughout the year to conduct a 5-day Technical Festival - Shaastra.

Shaastra encompasses of eleven verticals -

  1. Sponsorship & PR
  2. Evolve
  3. Envisage
  4. Events & Workshops
  5. Design Ambience Media
  6. Finance
  7. Operations & Infrastructure Planning
  8. Publicity
  9. Quality Management System
  10. Shows & Exhibitions
  11. Web Operations

Find out more about Shaastra here.