CfP: Shaastra Tech and Policy (STeP) 2019 at IIT Madras [Jan 4-5, 2020]: Submit by Nov 25: Expired

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About the Organiser

Shaastra is the annual technical festival of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM). Boasting of a footfall of over 50,000 it is one of India’s largest technical festivals. Shaastra 2020 marks the 20th edition of the festival spanning over 4 days with a plethora of events, workshops, professional shows, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, summit and the STeP (Shaastra Technology and policy). With STeP, Shaastra aspires to venture out into a realm yet to be touched by any other tech fest in India by providing a knowledge sharing and a competitive platform for students in the policy and technology field.

About the Competition

STeP invites you to be a part of a three-month-long policy making and implementation competition culminating in a 2-day conference (4-5 Jan) in Shaastra. The conference focuses on themes of Data-driven policy-making, tech in policy implementation, and case-studies in the tracks (Waste Management, Education and Water) of the competition.

Submission Procedure

This competition will consist of a preliminary (online submissions) and final round (presentation at IIT Madras). For the online submission, teams have to submit an executive summary in a presentation with not more than 4 slides(to be mailed to step[at]  after registration), and not more than 10MBs in size.

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Winners of the competition will be rewarded total prize money of INR 1,20,000 and an opportunity to implement their policy. All participants in the competition will be given free and exclusive access to the conference which happens at Shaastra, IIT Madras.


The event is open to all undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals of any discipline.

How to Register?
  • Participants can register in groups of 2 or 3 through this link.
  • There is no registration fee.
Important dates
  • Date of the lecture and demonstration: 2nd Nov 2019 10:00 AM IST, at IIT Madras.
  • Last date for registration: 25th Nov 2019.
  • Last date for preliminary submissions (online): 25th Nov 2019
  • Last date for final presentations: 4-5th Jan, at IIT Madras

Mihir Rai (+91-7835866894)
Siddhant Toknekar(+91-9130213213)

For more details, click here.

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