Some of the most memorable moments in anyone’s college life (apart from the time when you get your job offer letter!) happen at the time of the college fest. Memories created during the college fests remain with you for a lifetime. Whether it is a technical fest or a cultural fest, a fest in your own college or you are visiting another college where the fest is being held, the excitement is palpable. If you are missing those moments, we are here to take you down the memory lane with some of the best college festivals in India.
MOODI, as it is often called, is a festival in its true sense. One of the most awaited events of the year, Mood Indigo witnesses participation from colleges across the country. Regarded as one of the biggest college fests in Asia, it saw its first edition in the year 1971. From star nights and fashion shows to quiz competitions and dance events, Moodi has it all on offer. The dates for Moodi are fixed as 26th -29th December every year.
Popular by the name of Alcher, Alcheringa is one of the most star studded college fests in the country. Touted as the biggest cultural fest of the North East, Alcher is scheduled for 29th Jan – 1st Feb 2015. From KK and Shilpa Rao to Mohit Chauhan and Anoushka Shankar, this fest has seen a number of well known artists perform and enthral the crowds. With more than 70,000 students participating, you just can’t afford to miss this extravaganza!
One of the most awaited college events in the country, Saarang is the annual cultural fest of IIT Madras. Also known as ‘Mardi Gras’, this college fest is the meeting point of different cultures from all across the country. From classical carnatic artists to the rock bands from different parts of the country and abroad, Saarang gives a perfect platform to them all. The previous editions of this college fest have witnessed artists such as Shankar Ehsan Loy and Pandit Birju Maharaj.
First thing first! What makes NIT Suratkal stand out is the fact that it is one of the few very colleges across the world to own a private beach! And they use it to the full extent during their annual college fest, Incident. Events such as beach volleyball and football are some of the biggest attractions of this extravaganza. Incident is widely regarded as the second most outstanding college event in the Southern part of the country.
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This list could have been much longer due to some other fantastic college events held across the country every year. Some of the other fests that stand out in the list include Antragini IIT Kanpur, IIM Bangalore’s Unmaad and Rendezvous of IIT Delhi. If you think we left out on some interesting college events, do let us know in the comments below!