The annual Technical Fest of Govt. College of Engg. and Leather Technology: ENGINERDS
For engineering students ‘fest’ means more than cultural programs and keeping that in mind, every year students of GCELT with great enthusiasm and joy organizes its annual Tech Fest- “ENGINERDS”.
ENGINERDS was first organized in the year 2010, and from the very inception it received fantastic response from both engineering and honors colleges across West Bengal. Participants were not only pleased with the organization but were also amazed with the high prize money-low entry fee combination.
The two day event is designed to be geeky, and at the same time to be fun. With the idea of making technology fun and with the tag line “get your nerds on..”, ENGINERDS has started rolling, while providing students a chance to bring out their competitive side amongst their daily routine. And within a very short span of time it has left a mark in the calendar of tech fests that every fest going student lives by. The prize money of the events of ENGINERDS is not only amongst the top 10 offered by the colleges of West Bengal, but at the same time, the entry fee is kept very low even amongst the lowest in the state. This results a tremendous response from all across West Bengal. This time the prize money planned and also the event structure will put ENGINERDS in the top league of fests alongside the likes of Jadavpur University and IIT Kharagpur. The different events included games such as Counter Strike, FIFA, NFS Most Wanted, Photography competition, Poster Making competition, Softronics, Quiz, Mathemagic, and Sudoku. Beside this seminars are also held, which allows the students to directly interact with leading professionals of the industry.
Apart from the unique idea behind ENGINERDS, other factors aiding the success of the event include the location of the college. Situated in a prime location, GCELT campus is easily accessible from almost anywhere in the city. Salt Lake is at the heart of the technical world in Bengal, Sector 3 LB Block is just off the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. The college is equally accessible from any part of the city, be it Sealdah, Science city, Park Circus or the airport. Hence the crowd and footfall have been very healthy for such a comparatively new event. The Institution is situated amidst other colleges and institutes, namely NUJS, NIFT, and JU (Engineering division). Not only is the region popular with the students but also provides unique mixture of minds from very different institutes.
ENGINERDS is a unique opportunity of the college and the students to show case itself and its capabilities. It is a chance to let others know about ourselves and have them know we are not behind anyone in any aspect. After a brief period of dormancy, GCELT is yet again ready to perform at a level that others aspire to be at.