12th Edition

Asia's Largest Civil Engineering Festival



Aakaar, IIT Bombay is the annual technical festival of Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay. Aakaar has been working as a great platform for the students across the country to showcase and enhance their skills at the highest level since its inception in 2009. Aakaar is now Asia's largest civil engineering festival.
There are many competitions held in Aakaar such as Civil Engineering Symposium, BridgeIt, ConquerIt, Civil Engineering national exhibition, Smart Pitch which let the students compete and enhance their practical knowledge. As a part of knowledge sharing endeavour, many software workshops are conducted viz, Etabs, Autodesk Civil 3D, StaadPro, BIM, Revit etc. National level Civil Engineering Quiz is conducted every year named CiviQ. And many more fun events are a part of Aakaar which makes the learning a fun.

A Lookback At Aakaar

“Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.”
- Henry Royce

“Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that has never been.”
- Theodore von Karman

“The history of engineering is really the history of breakages, and of learning from those breakages.”
- CA Claremont, Spanning Space
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Events provide an opportunity to interact and get insight from pre-eminent industrialists and academicians through lecture series, Panel Discussion and opportunity to try your hands at professional software and also to visit the best-equipped laboratories in the country and get creative with your knowledge to have fun with total strangers. Our major events include CENEx: Civil Engineering National Exhibition, Lecture Series, Worshops, Panel discussion & Lab visits.


A diverse range of competitions to assess your competence as a civil engineer and gauge your logical skills, we give you just the right stimulus to outsmart your rivals. Be it intelligent structure designing, concrete casting, optimizing transport networks or insane quizzing contests - we have had it all and much more. This is your chance to make it large on the big stage!

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Aakaar’s Symposium is one of the largest civil engineering department fests in the entire country in terms of participation and it showcases excellent student research papers and presentations. With the prime motive of encouraging research enthusiasts in the field of civil engineering. Aakaar IIT Bombay looks forward to bring together and support such talented and enthusiastic people.