Importance of Cultural and Technical Festivals in Technical Institutions in India

As an engineering student, the candidate has to be involved in more and some more studies. In order to learn something more apart from the theoretical knowledge, the students can enhance their knowledge by participating in technical and cultural fests organized by colleges. This article focuses on the importance of college festivals and mentions some of the popular tech and cultural fests organized in some of the top engineering colleges in India.
College life is one of the most exciting and important phases in anyone’s life. During this period, a student comes across several experiences, and learns new things. A college festival is not just for fun, it adds value to a student’s learning experience.
What is the purpose of Technical and Cultural Fest?
Reputed engineering colleges in India keep on organizing college festivals every now and then. Have you ever realized the importance of these festivals?  The purpose of doing so is multiple. Firstly, it helps the academic institutions to bring together the students from across the country. Secondly, these college feasts promote innovative ideas and allow students to share their knowledge and ideas with other students. Thirdly, attending these festivals gives information on the different fields of study. Sports events, quizzes, seminars, music and dance are the part of most of the college fests.
Cultural fests are organized into all the types of colleges, while technical festivals are mainly conducted in engineering institutes or research colleges in India. Cultural programs in colleges mostly include fun activities like singing, dancing, or band performance. On the other hand, tech fests include popular events like Application Development, Robotics, Coding, Hacking, Web Designing, and Paper Presentation on different technical topics.
Popular Fests in Engineering Colleges
In today’s time, cultural and technical festivals are considered as an important part of the academic session. Some popular festivals held in different engineering colleges include:
VerTechX4.0: MVJ College of Engineering recently organized a three day annual inter-college techno-cultural program called VerTechX4.0. To become a part of the fest, more than 40 institutes were registered in 2013. The festival included several events such as Crazy Computing, GlidoWarz, RoboWarz and Chembion. The aim of the techno-cultural program is to nurture the talent of students in the different fields.
TechFest: It is the annual festival organized by IIT Bombay. It is the largest technological and science festival in Asia. The sixteenth edition of the fest was recently held from 3 January to 5 January 2013. To match up with the reputation of IIT Bombay, the three day annual event had the best to offer to all the participants. TechFest 2013 included over 150 events.
Biofest: It is the annual technical festival conducted by the biotechnology department of IIT Madras. The date for Biofest 2013 was April 13-14, 2013. The aim of the event is to promote innovation and research in the different fields of Bioengineering and Bioscience. It provides an opportunity to the engineering students, young entrepreneurs and scientist from across the country to participate in different workshops, lectures and events. Some of its events include Open Quiz, Carnival, BioBiz, GD Challenge, and Paper and Poster Presentation.
Take a look at some of the popular Engineering College Technical Festivals in India:

Event Institute Name Type of Event
TechFest IIT Mumbai Technical
Shaastra IIT Chennai Technical
Chakravyuh Genesis Institute of Technical Education and Research, Bhubaneswar Techno-Cultural
Elan IIT Hyderabad Technical & Cultural
Wissenaire IIT Bhubaneswar Techno Management
Kashiyatra IT BHU Cultural
Scintilla VIT University Technical
Intecho Madras Institute of Technology, Madras Technical
Tryst IIT Delhi Technical
Apogee BITS Pilani Technical

Kashiyatra: It is a popular cultural Fest held every year by IIT BHU, Varanasi. For the engineering students of IIT BHU, it is the much awaited occasion of the year. The four day event includes rock shows, informative workshops, classical performances and much more. Kashiyatra includes several competitive events that are categorized under Theatre, Music, Literary and Arts. The Natraj is the dance event, while Bandish is the music event. Apart from this, Samvaad is the literary event and Abhinay is the theatre event of the institute.

The technical Fest organized by the NITs includes robotic competitions, research paper presentation and business quizzes. Some of the NITs also organize online coding contests, which include participants from the international universities and multinational corporations. It is usually held in spring season and last for 3-4 days.
Radhakrishna Institute of Technology & Engineering (RITE) also successfully conducted its annual Fest, which witnessed the presence of some of the popular singers, television actors and dance troupes.
Upcoming Events
If you missed out some of these popular fests, there is much more to come from other engineering colleges. Some upcoming college events include:

Institute Event Date Event Name Event Type
SRM University September 18-21, 2013 AARUSH 13 Techno-Management
IIT Guwahati 12-Dec-14 AIMTDR 2014 Mechanical Department Fest
NIE 11-May-13 COGNIESCIENCE 2013 Technology Fest
MCE Chennai June 1-5, 2013 GREEN RALLY 2013 Technology Fest

Recognizing the importance of extracurricular activities in education, academic institutes in India are focusing on enhancing the overall experience of students by organizing several technical and cultural festivals. These tech fests include events that allow maximum participation from students. It is the best way to showcase and nurture the talent of students.
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