Apogee might be, what people call, the technical festival of BITS Pilani. However, this isn’t enough a tag to deter the non-science associations on campus from contributing towards a better Apogee . The department of languages stands no exception. Adding a dash of the humanities to the science-dominated APOGEE, the Department of Languages will be independently conducting its event ‘Brainwave’. To put it as their Coordinator Sandeep Sharma would, Brainwave ‘is an oasis for the students who have greater aspirations for their future in the professional world.’
Aimed to unleash your creativity and spontaneity, and to discover and hone the professional communicator within you, this event will comprise of three rounds. A written quiz round related to your language skills followed by an impromptu debate on contemporary issues, not restricted to the realms of humanities.
The concluding round will be fought out over a ‘Case analysis’ round, where participants will be given challenging situations to deal with, and their creativity and presence of mind evaluated. The most innovative solutions will walk away with the spoils.
Apart from this, the department has in store some really promising projects to be presented. These include a website on digital humanities and a case comparison of agricultural practices in India and China. A documentary on a ‘Panorama of Journalism’ is also going to be showcased.
With such initiatives to diversify being taken, Apogee sure promises to be more than just your regular Science and Tech festival.