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

In College Fests, Uncategorized by Surbhi Dhawan

  1. Riviera, VIT University:
    Started in 2000, Riviera is the sports and cultural fest of VIT University, that experiences an average footfall of 40,000 students from 700 colleges, from all over India and across the globe from countries like China, Nigeria, and France. Their spectacular ProShow stage has seen famous figures like Shreya Ghoshal, Sivamani, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Salim-Sulaiman, Benny Dayal, Mohit Chauhan, Arjun Kapoor and also magnanimous bands such as Parikrama, Pentagram and Indian Ocean. The event is ISO 9001-2008 certified, and aims to provide a platform to all individuals to showcase their skills and develop their potential via arts, sports, music, dance, drama, debate or fashion. The four day extravaganza is a celebration of dance, drama, debate, literature.
  2. Milan, SRM University:
    Milan is one of the biggest cultural ceremonies of SRM University that paves way for participation, creativity, entertainment, amusement and fun. From journalism and photography to gaming and quizzes, garnering support from various esteemed institutions and graced by a multitude of celebrities and exponents from the world over, Milan is a tantalising experience that leaves every individual buzzing with energy. Milan ’08 was graced by Padma Vibhushan Asha Bhosle, and in the subsequent years, the show only got bigger and better with renowned personalities like Dr. Kamal Haasan, Shreya Goshal, Benny Dayal, Daler Mehndi and Taapsee Pannu have graced the stage. As a prelude to Milan, the University hosts an event called ‘Butterflies’ to share their joy with less privileged students studying in schools around SRM. With the tagline ‘Inspiring Change’, this initiative gives them a chance to showcase their talent and compete in various domains.10995428_766881700075221_680813599688655508_n
  3. Pegasus, Christian Medical College:
    The annual sports and cultural extravaganza conducted by CMC Vellore, Pegasus dates back to the 1980s, and has only grown bigger and better each year, with its promise to keep up to the splendour associated with its name. Covering all realms and stretching wide and deep, Pegasus aims to bring you the best of sports, literary, fine arts, dance, music, comedy, games,  and food. Drawing students from across the length and breadth of the country, the event is organized and managed successfully by the students of CMC.
  4. Ovations, Loyola College:
    The inter-departmental cultural fest of Loyola College, hosts a plethora of events in music, dance, literature, drama and much more, to encourage camaraderie among students, and harness their talent and potential.
  5. Pravega, IISC:
    Pravega is a three-day fest organized by the Undergraduate community of the Indian Institute of Science. Derived from the Sanskrit word for acceleration, Pravega accurately describes the sentiment of the work culture in the scientific and student community of accelerating in life. From learning and applying biological concepts in solving a murder, to using chemical mixtures to paint T-shirts, from using common concepts in physics to walk on water, to creating effective strategies for an auction with unusual rules, the scientific events take innovation to another level – bring science to the masses through fun, unconventional means. Apart from this, you can also expect other entertaining events including Battle of Bands (music), Proscenium (debate and theatre), Lasya (dance), and much more.s7
  6. Incident, NIT – Surathkal:
    With a footfall of 25,000+ every year, Incident was started in 1980, and has grown leaps and bounds since then – hosting a variety of events and workshops – sports (beach volleyball, beach football Sandemonium, marathon run, basketball, adventure sports), literature (quizzes, word games, spelling bee, potpourri, short story contests, held in English, Kannada and Hindi), singing (solo singing, Bandish – eastern classical music completion and Pulse – western heavy metal competition), and dance (solo dance, duet, street dance, Tandav and Promenade -western group dance). The event is also known for its well-planned pro-nite, which has featured Parikrama, Euphoria, Raghu Dixit and Kunal Ganjawala, Motherjane, Sunidhi Chauhan, Javed Ali, Salim Sulaiman, and more artists and bands in the past. The 2012 event included a vintage auto expo for the first time, including more than thirty vintage cars, motorcycles and mopeds.
  7. Saarang, IIT Madras: 
    Once called Mardi Gras, Saarang is the annual cultural festival of IIT Madras, one of the largest student-run fest of its kind. Conducted during the second week of January, with an expected footfall of 60,000, this five-day long festival is the traditional meeting place for the young and those young at heart. Renowned personalities like Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Leander Paes, Kiran Bedi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kamal Hassan, Shriya Saran and more have made at appearance to hold lectures and demonstrations at the event. Other events include EDM night (past artsists: Nucleya, Dualist Inquiry, Anish Sood, and more), Classical Night (past artsists: Mallika Sarabhai,  Sikkil Gurucharan, Navin Iyer and more), and Rock Show (Katatonia, Thaikkudam Bridge, Motherjane, Junkyard Groove and more).saarang

Also, check out: 10 College Festivals in North India that you should watch out for this year!

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