Celebs, music, fashion, fun, glamour, friends – if you want to experience all of it at one go, College fest is the place to be at. With hundreds of colleges in India and many more Fests, we have just made your job easier. Narrowing down won’t be a problem for you anymore. So just Keep Calm and get ready to be wild. Here is a list of 10 best college fests in India which you can’t afford to miss.
Mood Indigo, IIT Bombay
Nothing needs to be said about this fest! The throngs at the fest are a testimony to the sheer magnitude of the event. Being the biggest fest of its kind in Asia, it boasts of a footfall of about a hundred thousand from about 1500 colleges in India. The fest is now in its 44th edition and it has garnered considerable media attention and sponsorships over the years. Undoubtedly, one place to go to this winter. This December, Mood-I is where you should be!
IIT Kharagpur’s Spring Fest began in the year 1960 and is thus the oldest cultural college fest in the country. As name the suggests, it heralds in the Spring season and goes on for 3 days and 4 nights. IIT KGP’s campus is expansive and this fest thus becomes a superb place for students to have fun, roam around, discover new activities and watch their favorite performers. Spring Fest has a lot of activities covering academic debates, lectures, competitions, pro nights, informals and fine arts.
Vellore Institute of Technology’s annual fest is called Riviera and is one of the most looked forward to fest in Southern India. This is also a four day day fest and supposedly has more than 100 events. They stand out for these events: their famous debating event and the Marathon. They have roughly 30000 students attending from 650 colleges all over India and abroad. They also attract some star performers like Sivamani, Parikrama, Motherjane, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Kailash Kher.
Being the biggest annual festival in the whole of East India, XIMB’s Xpressions has got everything you need. With a footfall of 40000, Xpressions is an event that plans to reach out to the best minds in business schools to test their business acumen as well as their zest for life. It is a three day event packed with business simulation games, cultural activities, fun field games, DJ night, Celeb night and much more. Taking a break from their hectic schedule, Xpressions will give its guests one of a kind experience, rejuvenating and refreshing them. This Diwali, be there to experience a blast at XIMB.
Alcheringa is the annual festival of IIT Guwahati and is shortened to Alcher for brevity. This year’s event has the theme of ‘Magnum Opus’. The fest has some great events lined up in dance, fine arts, sports, quiz and digital tech. Special events include a blood donation camp called Drops of Hope and a social initiative called Udaan. These guys also hold city wise auditions for other college students to participate.
Oasis is BITS Pilani’s 4 day extravaganza and is organized in the month of October. This festival is literally 24/7 and runs all day and night for those 4 days. You can imagine what an atmosphere it must be! Their events cover music, drama, oratory, tech, art, dance, quizzing and so much more. This year’s theme was That 90’s show and it was a great success! Be sure to be there next year.
IIT Madras’s Saarang is one of the most popular fests in Southern India. It ranks shoulder to shoulder with the other biggies. It is usually a five day long festival filled with fun, adventure, competition and performance arts. The fest includes events such as Lectures by eminent people, competitions, world cultural shows, rock shows, classical nights and popular nights. It brings in approximately 50000 people every year from across the country.
Malhar is the largest inter-collegiate festival in the city of Mumbai. It began in the year 1979 and over time has become one of the best college festivals in Mumbai city. It is a complete cultural fest with focus on performance arts, literary arts and fine arts. It also holds a number of workshops on different themes. Popular events are Mr. & Ms. Malhar, Conclave, Band Event, Social Causes and Pro Nights
Waves is the annual fest organized by students of BITS Pilani – Goa Campus. Waves can be called the biggest fest in Western India with an expected footfall of around 40000+ students along with 4000 participants. The four core events for this festival are Natyanjali (Dance), Mr. and Ms. Waves (personality contest), FashP (Fashion show) and Sea Rock (rock competition). Other events include Quizzes, Contention, Silence of the Amps, JAM etc. Since this festival happens in Goa, this the perfect excuse for students to visit that awesome place every year!
IIT Delhi’s annual cultural fest, Rendezvous is one of the most sought after events in northern India. This fest runs for four days and is the best place for young students to display their many talents. They have four different professional nights named Blitzkrieg, Spectrum, Kaleidoscope and Dhoom, each showcasing a different aspect of the performance arts. Other event categories include Kickstart, Competitive Events, Technical Workshops and even a startup expo. You can catch this festival next year, as this year’s edition just got done last month.