Wissenaire is the annual techno-management festival of IIT Bhubaneswar. The word Wissenaire is derived from the German word "Wissen" meaning knowledge and "aire" meaning free. Thus it is justified by its tagline "Knowledge runs free". With a plethora of events which encompass the myriad genres of technical extravaganza like coding, robotics, designing, modeling, quizzing and paper presentations, Wissenaire celebrates the inherent technical prowess of the students.
Adding to its technical avatar, Wissenaire also organizes state-of-the-art workshops, breathe-taking mega shows and guest lectures by International delegates. The first edition of Wissenaire was organized in 2011 by technical enthusiasts among the students of IIT Bhubaneswar. With a mammoth success of the debut edition, Wissenaire has emerged as one of the most awaited technical fests of the country. The fest has commendable associations with international giants like Microsoft, IBM and Solid Works.
Over the years, luminaries who visited the fest include former IPS officer and social activist Dr. Kiran Bedi, Former SAIL Chairman Mr. SK Roongta and Dutch Magician Mr. Arvind Jayshankar. Wissenaire adds another feather to its cap for introducing the first ever 3D and UV Laser show in Odisha. Wissenaire casts its spell to serve the needs of the technical minds of the students all over India. It has thus emerged as an ascending platform with skyrocketing targets to boost the technical proficiency of the budding engineers in India.
Wissenaire has collection of events of both technical and management domains.