'MahaDasara 2011' a peek into Naada Habba

College fest

Crowds gather to watch a game of volleyball at the college grounds. (pics by special arrangement)

Students of Maharaja Institute of Technology (MIT) had a gala time during the past week as they celebrated their annual college fest ‘MahaDasara 2011’ on the college premises.

With various competitions organised during the five-day fest, students from different colleges across the city made the most of both technical as well as non-technical competitions.

Speaking to City Herald, college faculty member Prof Deepu R said that cultural programmes including dance programmes, sporting events, technical paper presentations and events to test the managerial skills of budding engineers took place, with a huge number of participants thronging the college.

He said that while students from other colleges participated in the event, the Inter-department Rolling Trophy is the cynosure for the undergraduates and postgraduates.
Computer Science student Rakesh mentioned that their department had bagged the rolling trophy for two consecutive years. However, this year the other departments had started practising a month before the college fest to wrest the trophy.

Deepu said that sporting competitions included outdoor games such cricket, football, throwball, volleyball, athletics and indoor games such as carrom, chess and table tennis.
With intense matches taking place between the teams, students from respective departments gathered in large numbers to support their classmates.

After a hard day of sweating it out in the sun, students got a taste of the culture as dancers set the stage on fire with  both classical as well as modern dances.

A Bharatanatyam performance by Chandana M N, fourth semester Computer Science and Engineering, was a show stopper as the lass had the crowd in silence with a breathtaking performance.

Rakesh opined that the an event conducted on the lines of ‘Roadies’ was a huge hit among students. The first round comprised a treasure hunt, the second round was toughest as participants had to gobble up hot chillies. Another event ‘Ink blot test’ provided students a platform to bring out their creativity. Students had to describe the emotions on a painting given to them.

Also with the aim improving personality development skills among students, an ‘Ice breaker contest’ was organised at the event.

With each team comprising eight members participating in the competition, they were given a task of introducing self and their department in a creative manner.

While the college already boasts of having started a unique blood directory, it continued the endeavour make lives better by organising a blood donation camp in association with Jeevandhara hospital at the campus. The camp, which was inaugurated by Dr Murali S, witnessed more than 100 students donating the lifesaver.

For those interested in presenting new technical ideas, the paper presentation contest gave an opportunity to dole out prospective innovations in the are of computer science, management, electronics, mechanical and basic science.

Sports results

Computer Science & Engineering students won volleyball in both boys and girls section for the third consecutive year.

MBA department were first in cricket, while mechanical department bagged the football tourney. Civil department clinched the throwball tournament.

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