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By perseverance and consistent efforts, FootPrints, which started with a paper presentation event in 2001 inaugurated by Shri. Narayan Murthy, has now become the largest technical fiesta of Gujarat. FootPrintsX8 gave a platform to young minds from all over India to showcase their technical skills. Robowar, car race, structure development events, coding events, weaving competitions and events based on complex chemical composition were the technical events featured in FootPrintsX8.

The Guest Lecture series comprised of "Vineet Mehta" - Senior Manager, Tesla Motors, "Don Vaughn" - Neuroscuentist, DJ, model and science communicator, "Casey Handmer"- Levitation Engineer, Hyperloop and "Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra- Bollywood director. FootPrintsX8 came up with a neoteric segment- "The Podcast" by Amogh Ranadive, Vishal Dayama, Saurav Mehta, Manasvi Mohata and Dhruv Deshpande who are the head writers of comedy YouTube channels like AIB, WeirdAss and Son of Abish. Blockchain (Microsoft), Mixed Reality (Mozilla)and Brainwave robotics (Robokart) were the workshops conducted in FootPrintsX8. The event had a musical ending with mesmerizing concert of youth sensation Shalmali Kholgade.

Believing in reflecting joy,imparting knowledge and providing the impoverished with the needy stationaries, FootPrints has adopted 2 villages: Umarva and Shahpura under the segment FootPrints Social Responsibility and every year FootPrints extends its arms wider than before to the people of these villages. FootPrints also created Guinness World Record for the largest paper bag in the year 2014.

Ready for a new itineration, FootPrintsX9 is about to take off. Await for the winter to feel the rush of technicality.



Technical Events


Guest Lectures, Workshops, Techzibitions

Rolling Squares

Entertainment Zone


FootPrints Stock Exchange - Stock Market Based Events


FootPrints Social Responsibility


Non-Technical Events


Gaming Zone


School Events


Guinness Book Of World Records


For the first time in the history of The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Guinness World Record was awarded for the largest shopping bag made from paper which is 18.55 m (60 ft 10.3 in) long, 11.33 m (37 ft 2 in) wide and 2.94 m (9 ft 7.7 in) deep and which was achieved by FootPrintsX4 and Pastiwala.com and measured at the Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India, on 12th January, 2014.

Limca Book Of Records


We have received the Limca Book of records certificate which states "Students of The Maharaja Sayajirao University's Faculty of Technology and Engineering,Vadodara,Gujarat conducted a Say NO to Plastic campaign by making the largest paper bag at their annual festival FootPrints 2014 on Jan 12,2014. The bag was 18.55 m deep, 11.33 m wide and 2.94 m breadth. The work started at 7:30 am with 95 students actively participating was completed by 4:30 pm."

Appreciation From The Chief Minister


We have received an appreciation letter from Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani praising FootPrints for remarkable contribution towards society.

Young Contributor Award


FootPrints was awarded with "The Young Contributor 2018" certificate at Sayaji Startup Summit for its never ending efforts for the betterment of the society and community.


  • Talking about the brain and the future of humanity at FootPrints was one of the best experiences I have ever had.

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    Dr. Don Vaughn Neuroscientist, Science Communicator
  • I have been super impressed by the energy and the willingness, of the students I have encountered at FootPrints, to go out and create wonders in technology. This is so important for getting us all technical people aligned in the right direction.

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    Dr. Casey Handmer Levitation Engineer, Hyperloop One
  • My experience at FootPrints was great. I had some really good questions at the end of the talk. I appreciate the youth and the liveliness and the excitement of the students.

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    Vineet Mehta Senior Manager, R&D, Tesla Motors
  • At FootPrints, there is a lot of innovation. The feeling was amazing as the energy over there was very positive.

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    Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Director

Team FootPrints

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.

Teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision and to direct individual accomplishments towards organizational objectives. Team bonding is the fuel that helps common people like us to attain uncommon results. The strength of a team is its each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. We, at FootPrints, work effectively as a team which creates momentum, improves morale and wins contests. Teamwork makes dreams work and we have incorporated teamwork into our culture, creating the building blocks for success.


Halo Effect

Have you been in situations where we judge a person by the type of clothes he wears and his appearance? You might refuse to share your belongings with a person wearing ragged clothes but when the same help is asked by a well dressed person your reaction may be opposite. Ever thought if such reflexes are simply human tendencies or is there some scientific outlook to this?

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You must have struggled many-a-times reading a friend's messy handwriting or copying someone's notes! Have you ever wondered if it is possible to read it precisely through any device? With so much of our lives computerized, it's important that machines and computers understand one another and pass information back and forth. Thats when OCR comes into picture.

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Historical Lies

Most of us live in an illusion that we know our history correctly; the discoveries, controversies and the mysteries of the past. But do we also know the other side of these stories?

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Darwinism Of Secrets

Hushhh! Let me tell you a secret. You know it's something that I’m telling everybody to tell nobody!

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