Extracurricular Activities

Quizzing

I was an active member of the Quiz Club at IIT Kanpur. I have participated in many quizzes at IIT Kanpur and outside and have won a few of them. Some friends and I have started a new quizzing hobby group at UMD too.

Robotics

I was involved in various activities of the Robotics Club at IIT Kanpur. I made an image processing robot, called “Autonomous Library Assistant” as a summer project with the club. The robot was able to identify a book in a shelf and bring it to the user. I also made a robot which won the event Cricbot in Techfest’12 (technical festival of IIT Bombay, one of the largest college competitions in India). The task was to build a robot that could autonomously identify balls on a field, pick them up and collect them in a pit at the corner of the field.

Student Festivals, IIT Kanpur

I was coordinator of Crypto (an online cryptography treasure hunt) in Techkriti’12, the technical festival of IIT Kanpur. I was responsible for making and conducting the whole event which saw a participation of thousands of people from all over the country. I was also coordinator of the Quiz Events in Antaragni’12, the cultural festival of IIT Kanpur, where I was responsible for organising the event in 5 different cities around India.

Counselling Service, IIT Kanpur

As a Link Student with the counselling service, I helped academically deficient students through individual tutoring and mentoring. I was a Student Guide and worked with a large team conducting the orientation programme of the freshers to help them acclimatise to the new environment.

Hobbies

I read. I particularly enjoy the fantasy genre. I also read some history. But my favourite book till now has been The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Some of the books I have read or want to read can be found here.

I watch movies too. My favourite movie is Children of Men, though The Man from Earth is a close second.

Recently I have started teaching myself to play the violin.