Quark is one of India's largest science, technology and management festivals, held every February at BITS Pilani - K.K. Birla Goa Campus.
BITS Pilani, one of the top Indian universities in the fields of science and technology, has created a niche for itself through its highly qualified faculty, talented students and distinguished alumni. Quark has grown manifold since its inception in 2006 and has made a name for itself as an avant-garde technical festival, showcasing the latest innovations and hosting pioneers in the fields of science and technology. Through its plethora of competitions, lectures, exhibitions and workshops, Quark strives to ignite the minds of the thousands of students visiting the festival and celebrate a mutual passion.
Over the years, Quark has been privileged by the presence of some of the most distinguished scientists, entrepreneurs and world leaders. Notable personalities include the Former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Nobel Laureates like Sir Harold Kroto and Prof Douglas Osheroff, eminent scientists such as Dr. Chris Phillips and Dr. Vic Hayes, and many more. In 2013, Quark was awarded UNESCO Patronage, the highest form of support granted to an organisation.
Alter the Obvious, the theme for Quark 2015 symbolises our objective of urging people to question the very foundations of what is considered as "obvious" in today's world. The likes of Copernicus, Newton, Darwin challenged the notions of their time, now it's our turn. For we believe that it is in this curiosity and scepticism that the birthplace of innovation lies.