College cultural fests are supposedly the highlight of the college year. Fests give a chance to explore other colleges, participate in or be an observer of interactive events and competitions, eat a lot, and enjoy. While those people who are a part of societies have an idea of other universities and colleges’ fests due to competitions, others are usually not quite aware of them. Solo and group registrations can be done for various events at outstation fests for a fee that usually includes food and accommodation, and you’re done! So here’s a look at the most well-known fests of the country where you can choose to go before fest season begins at DU:
- Mood Indigo, IIT-Bombay
IIT Bombay hosts what is considered to be Asia’s biggest college fest with a footfall of more than 1 lakh students. Apart from competitions on stand-up comedy, dance, theatre, singing, and ‘Star Night’, there are also ‘ProShows’, which see professionals from the fields of arts and performance. It is usually held in the last week of December.
- Rendezvous, IIT Delhi
Held around mid-October for a period of four days, it is well-known for its fashion show event and the rock band competition. The sprawling campus of IIT Delhi sees participation of students from over 400 colleges and also has events like open mic poetry and a DJ competition.
- Oasis, BITS Pilani
It is held over a period of 96-hours a week before Diwali, usually. While it is relatively a newer entry for having started in 2006, it has built a reputation of being one of the most enjoyable fests with its star night featuring the likes of Kailash Kher, its novel Rap Wars, and interesting themes, set in the town of Pilani.
- Unmaad, IIM Bangalore
Taking place towards the end of January, it is the biggest B-school fest in the country that has featured entertainers like Zakir Khan, The Local Train, Amit Trivedi and Farhan Akhtar. Its grand scale and plethora of events are sure to keep you busy during the 72-hour duration.
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