Saturday, 19 November 2016

[WhatsUpUoH] Fwd: Accessibility Summit | Shaastra 2017 | IIT Madras

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From: Shaastra, IIT Madras <>
Date: Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 12:35 PM
Subject: Accessibility Summit | Shaastra 2017 | IIT Madras

Greetings from IIT Madras!

IIT Madras' annual technical festival is back, and this time it promises to be an unparalleled experience. We request you to send this mail to all the students in your college. We invite students from your college to participate in the Accessibility Summit set to be held during Shaastra at IIT Madras.

India's largest student-run festival, Shaastra, is back with a plethora of events, workshops, professional shows, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and the Accessibility Summit.

The Summit of Shaastra is a 4-day event focussed on bringing students from across the country to provide solutions to some pressing problems faced by Indian society.  This year, the Summit is set to adopt the theme of Accessibility and Assistive Technology.

The Accessibility Summit will hold a case study competition and a social enterprise competition, both of which will compel the participants to address the issue of Accessibility and come up with workable solutions. While the case study competition is a chance for contestants to analyse a particular situation and present their observations, the social enterprise competition will provide opportunity to innovative individuals to devise a model and find ways to implement it. Prize money worth ₹ 75,000 is up for grabs.

With an array of lectures, workshops, panel discussion, and exclusive mentoring and networking, Accessibility Summit promises to be a marvelous confluence of leaders who want to bring about a change. Participants will also get to witness India's first ever Hackathon for the Visually Impaired.

Shaastra is set to be held from 31st December, 2016 to 3rd January, 2017.  

To find out more about IIT Madras' Accessibility Summit, visit our website here or follow us on facebook. You can also watch our teaser here

All interested students can register here.

If you have any queries, reach out to us at


Accessibility Summit Team
Shaastra 2017, IIT Madras
Shaastra, IIT Madras

Thanks & Regards:

Abu Saleh
PhD Research Scholar @ Centre for Comparative Literature (CCL)
School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad (UoH), India.
Mobile: +91 94 94 24 26 45

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