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History

2001: THE YEAR OF INCEPTION

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With the vision of Professor Narayan Murthy and vigor of students FootPrints was initiated. Then, it was paper presentation which witnessed around 30 participants.

2001: THE YEAR OF INCEPTION
2002-2009

02 to 09

FootPrints witnessed evident growth and soon became the most awaited fiesta. The participation graph showed a striking increase, crossing the 5000 mark in 2009. Furthermore, FootPrints expanded its horizons – pioneering technical events, seminars and workshops in its precincts.
2002-2009
2010: THE DECADE YEAR

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The participation number soared to the 10k mark. This year, interactive sessions were conducted by icons like Ajay Bhatt, co-inventor of USB. A famous vocalist mesmerized the 5700 audience during the pronite.
2010: THE DECADE YEAR
2011: THE YEAR OF FURTHER IMPETUS

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Raising the bar each year, FootPrints’11 gave a thrust to the innovative visions of the enthusiastic participants. The overwhelming response of the participants resulted in a recording footfall of 12000 and prizes worth 7.5 lakhs were awarded.
2011: THE YEAR OF FURTHER IMPETUS
2012: UPPING THE ANTE

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FootPrintsX2 witnessed a staggering participation of 15000 breaking all records and reaffirming its prominence of being Gujarat’s largest technical festival. All departments witnessed tremendous enhancements with inclusion of avantgarde events.
2012: UPPING THE ANTE
2013: UNVEILING THE UNEXPECTED

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Witnessing international participation this year, FootPrintsX3 set up a benchmark the first ever event to launch its mobile network and Android application.
2013: UNVEILING THE UNEXPECTED
2014: THE YEAR OF EXPANSION

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FootPrintsX4 gave a thrust to entertainment and fun element with Live BMX Show, Camp Fire, Jamming Sessions and the Technical section was boosted with workshops for Quadcopter and persistence of vision.

2014: THE YEAR OF EXPANSION
2015: INTERNATIONAL IDENTITY

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This year made FootPrints touch new horisons by its unfathomable success. It witnessed Guest Lectures by 4 renowed international personalities and jaw dropping techzibitions. Encouraging 23,000 participants, this year set new benchmarks to cross.
2015: INTERNATIONAL IDENTITY
2016

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FootPrintsX6 reached new heights by conducting workshops by tech giants – Google and Mozilla. A new event Ballista was also introduced for the Mechanical engineers. Hosting 25,000 participants, it became the most sought after event of India.
2016
2017

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FootPrintsX7 strived harder in its 17th year to take its eminence a step higher with 28000 participation in 2017, leading the event to a new inimitable level and the glory of the energetic and staggering series of technical events, where the ultimate battle of Tech-Survival was fought.
2017
2018

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FootPrintsX8 expedited its horizon by introducing new technical events such as Gizmo, Imprints and Technokick in Macheanema, Lycra and Sanganikee respectively. Hosting a participation of 29000+, it reached a new pinnacle.

2018
2019

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FootPrintsX9 was awarded the highest level of support to any organisation by UNESCO. It has also received patronage from Make In India, Skill India, South Asia Youth Environment Network(SAYEN) and Centre for Environment Education(CEE)

2019