Wondrous moments on campus

YEAR 2010

Wondrous moments on campus

Come what may, the colleges ensure that they give an equal importance to academics as well as extracurricular activities. This year too, all the colleges were buzzing with life, be it in terms of fests or academic activities. So what were the interesting highlights of 2010 in some of the City colleges? Metrolife takes a look.

DEGREE COLLEGES

Jyoti Nivas College

The PUC girls of JNC did a fantastic job of organising their annual fest Artemis, which  attracted thousands of students from across the City. One of the proudest moments for JNC was when the UGC authorities came to the campus for an inspection and rated the college as excellent. The degree college also had a food festival titled Mistletoe for Christmas. “It was like a tuck shop, where we had to put up stalls and sell food items,” says Sukanya, a BCom student. “We raised over Rs 75,000 and this money went to charity,” she adds.

Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College

The Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College too, was proud to give back to society as its Rotaract Club was installed in September. The girls now hope to get involved in a lot of social activities and do their bit for the society.

Mount Carmel University

The Mount Carmel University held its Parents’ Day Meet this year. Besides, the college’s house magazine Carmelight also received a national status. The Pre-University College hosted its inter-college fest called Esplendida where over 60 colleges participated. The Mount Carmel Institute of Management held its inter-college management fest.  

MES Degree College

The MES Degree College of Arts Commerce and Science hosted a grand ethnic day. “It was a really traditional event as one got to see folk dances like Kamsale, Bootharadhane, Kargha which were all new to me. There was also a fashion show based on regional attire,” says Ankush, a BCom student of MES College.

Christ University

FESTIVE The Basha Utsav at Christ University.At Christ University, there is always something happening on campus. However, a highlight of 2010 was the inauguration of a new block with a new canteen. And when it comes to fests, a majority of students say it was the Basha Utsav which highlighted the various cultures and allowed the students to come dressed
in their ethnic clothes.

Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women

Tarangini 2010, the annual cultural extravaganza of Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women, was held in November. Sandalwood actor Diganth was the chief guest and the popular hosts of TV shows namely Srujan Lokesh, Akul Balaji and Bhavana judged many events.

St Joseph’s College of Commerce

At St Joseph’s College of Commerce, the highlight was the sports fest that happens every year around January. The fest, students say, truly highlights the spirit
of sportsmanship of the college.

With degree colleges having so much fun, can the professional and engineering colleges be far behind?


PROFESSIONAL COLLEGES

M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology

GOING NATIVE Students dressed in traditional attire during Udbhav, the intra-college  fest of MSRIT. M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology’s intra-collegiate fest Udbhav was one of the biggest hits of the year with most students dressing up in ethnic wear and painting the campus with vibrant colours. “The inter-college basketball tournament was a great experience too as I got to meet my friends from different colleges,” says Vardhan Dugar, a third year student of MSRIT.

R V College of Engineering

The debating society of R V College of Engineering conducted R V Debating Tournament in February. The department of mechanical engineering organised a vintage car rally with the theme Save the Tiger in March. The annual techno cultural extravaganza of the college 8th Mile which was held in the month of April succeeded in grabbing the attention of the onlookers as well.

B M S College of Engineering

The B M S College of Engineering hosted its grand techno-cultural mega event Utsav 2010 on April 1, 2 and 3. The five branches of electrical science in the college jointly organised an inter-collegiate technical fest Aavishkaar on April 16 and 17.

P E S Institute of Technology

P E S Institute of Technology celebrated its annual techno-cultural fest Aatmatrisha 2010 in May. The highlight of the event was a performance by Jal, a popular rock band from Pakistan. P E S Institute of Business Management organised Vistas Evolve '10, a national level management fest from September 19 to 21.

COMMITS

KEEN Students at the Model United Nations at National Law School. COMMITS (Convergence Institute of Media, Management and Information Technology Studies) conducted a one-day media seminar Expressions 2010 in February on cinema and journalism at Sathya Sai Stadium, Koramangala. More than 500 students actively participated in the interactive sessions.

National Law School of India University

The National Law School of India University successfully conducted The Strawberry Fields, which saw more than 60 colleges taking part. Admit One, the theatre fest had colleges from the City and the country participate. The Model United Nations at NLS had students device working models and understand the functioning of the United Nations.  

(Compiled by Deepa Natarajan with inputs from Nina C George, Megha Shenoy, Sonal Sher and Rajani Hegde)

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