10 College Festivals in North India that you should watch out for this year!

Akash KumarCollege Festivals

  1. Thomso, IIT Roorkee:
    Thomso encompasses in itself lavish history, splendid culture and a profoundly rich heritage of IIT Roorkee. IIT Roorkee, earlier known as Thomason College of Civil Engineering (1853-1948) was established in 1847 in British India by the then lieutenant governor, Sir James Thomason. The fest took the name “Thomso” in 1982 inspired by the founder, and holds to it to this day. Recognising this event of gargantuan proportions, the Government of Uttarakhand proclaimed Thomso as the “Annual Youth Festival of Uttarakhand”. The fest plays host to the most strikingly talented scholars and academicians from all over the country, attracts media moguls and celebrates the divine congregation of culture and intellect. With a behemothic footfall of more than 30,000 students, comprising several IITs and NITs, Thomso becomes the abode of this ambrosial combination.
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    Rendezvous'13 Source: Youtube

    Source: Youtube

  2. Rendezvous, IIT Delhi:
    With 70000+ footfall, 170 artists from 20 countries, 50+ competitive events, and INR 1400000 in prize money, Rendezvous puts up quite a show every years and promises to be a delight for every palate. Big names like Hoobastank, Arijit Singh, Vishal Shekhar, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and many more have graced Rendezvous with their presence. Combining an inimitable product of Delhi’s unique lust for life and BRCA(Board for Recreational and Creative Activities)’s proverbial tendency towards excellence – Rendezvous packs one 4- days epic cultural with equal parts of awesomeness in organisation and turnout. Celebrate being young, wild, free and exuberant at this bohemian getaway!
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    Antaragni'13. Source: Youtube

    Source: Youtube


  3. Antaragni, IIT Kanpur:
    The annual cultural festival of IIT Kanpur is a 4-day-long festival, attracting participation from over 200 colleges of India, with professional shows, competitions, performances by amateur rock bands, Ustads and Pandits, fashion shows, Indian folk dances, and a lot of other events. Antaragni has included performances by Amit Trivedi, Vishal Shekhar, Sonu Nigam, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Poets of the Fall, Sunidhi Chauhan, Raghu Dixit and Adnan Sami.
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    Crossroads'17 Source: Hindustan Times

    Source: Hindustan Times

  4. Crossroads, Shri Ram College of Commerce:
    The ‘Crossroads’ was first started in the year 1976 and has come a long, long way ahead since then, but the objective remains the same: to give a boost to cultural programmes and different events. The four day extravaganza, being the only night festival in the University of Delhi, is the biggest college fest in DU by a long shot and attracts students in excess of 90,000 The fun part comes naturally among exhilarating events and different cultural programmes. 2017 celebrated 42nd edition of Crossroads, while the 2016 edition hosted a series of Nukkad Natak, live performance by Farhan Akhtar, Mohit Chauhan and Euphoria lead singer Palash Sen, dance battle, hip hop dance workshop, choreography team competition, and much more.
  5. Pulse, AIIMS:
    From its humble beginnings in the mid ’70s to its 45th edition in 2016, Pulse is the biggest college festival of the medical fraternity in South- East Asia. Organised in September by the Students’ Union of AIIMS,  about 40,000 students, 700 colleges and 200 events, grace this 7-day mega event that engages the attendees with Pop nite, Rock nite, Laughter nite, Hasya Kavi Sammelan, Classical nite, Socio-Cultural competitions, Sports competitions, and much more.

    Mecca'16 Source: Youtube

    Source: Youtube


  6. Mecca, Hindu College:
    Recognised as one of the premier institutions of the country, Hindu College organizes Mecca that comprises diverse events like: Cultural Nights (with renowned artists like Mohit Chauhan, Vishal Shekhar, Salim – Sulaiman, Papon, Rekha Bhardwaj, Nucleya, Jagjit Singh and many more), Dramatics (Mono-acting, Street plays), Speaking Arts (Hindi & English debates, JAM, Stand up Comedy, Poetry Slam), Film Making, Photography, Quizzes, Panache – The fashion show, Graffiti, Poster Making, Battle of Bands, and much more.

    Oasis'16 Source: BITS - Pilani, Department of Photography

    Source: BITS – Pilani, Department of Photography


  7. Oasis, BITS Pilani:
    One of the largest cultural festivals of India, Oasis is held by BITS, Pilani Campus, that is home to games, mouth watering food stalls and exhilarating concerts. Some of the biggest music acts such as Parikrama and Amit Trivedi, and public figures such as Salman Khurshid and Kiran Bedi, will be gracing the 42nd edition of Oasis in 2017. Multiple competitive events in dance, oratory, fashion, photography, music, drama, fine art, quizzing, films, and many more, engage the attendees in the 5-day extravaganza.

    Moksha Source: NSIT

    Source: NSIT


  8. Moksha, NSIT:
    The annual-cultural festival of Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology(NSIT), Moksha is one of the biggest cultural expositions in North India, with a footfall of over 60,000 students from 400+ colleges, over a period of 3 days. The fest has been earlier graced by the performances of national and international celebrities including Shaan, Tomorrowland DJ Makasi, Electrovertz, Edward Maya, Akcent, Kailash Kher, Sachin-Jigar, Mohit Chauhan, KK and TVF.

    Tempest'16 Source: DU Beat

    Source: DU Beat


  9. Tempest, Miranda House:
    Organized by the Students’ Union of Miranda House, Tempest is an annual cultural festival that includes multiple events in – Art mo & Crafts, Dance & Performing Arts, Education & Technology, Film & Photography, Literature & Languages, Music & Lyrics, and Theatre & Acting. With the promise to be bigger and better every year, Tempest has a footfall if about 10,000, and offers something for everyone.

    Tarang'17 Source: HT

    Source: HT


  10. Tarang, Lady Shri Ram College for Women:
    As the annual cultural fest of one of the highly acclaimed educational institutions, Tarang is a celebration, the memories of which shall outlive us all. From engaging workshops (best boxing, sculpting, modern calligraphy, pottery, jewellery making, wood craft), to competitive events (elocution, dance, quiz, dramatics, hindi debating, bounty hunters, creative writing, film and photography), and Pro-Nights (artists that graced the 2017 edition: Kenny Sebastian, Kanika Kapoor, Lucky Ali, Divyansh Kacholia, Prateek Kuhad) – Tarang  promises to be quire an experience in its 3 day fiesta, that you shouldn’t miss.
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