There was something for all...

There was something for all...

The City was abuzz with a host of college fests this year. While some got popular rock bands, others scored brownie points for their innovative events and approach. Metrolife spoke to students from different colleges to select some of the best fests.

Utsav, the three day inter-college fest of BMS College of Engineering, was by far the most popular fest among the students. Events like mad ads, quiz, debate, online photography contest, football match, eastern and western dance competition, solo music competition etc were a part of the fest. But the most awaited event was ‘Whiplash’, where two leading rock bands, ‘Hungry’ and Lagori, entertained the students. The campus was decked up for the fest and the theme this year was ‘All around the world in three days’.

The campus was divided into different continents and students decorated it with monuments like the Eiffel Tower. Sindhu, a student, says, “The best part was the music. The headlining bands were very entertaining and we had fun.”

The annual rock fest of National Law School of India University’s, ‘Strawberry Fields’, is quite popular among youngsters and attracted more than 50 bands from across the country. The three-day fest had college and professional bands from different genres like rock, funk and blues performing popular pieces and a few original songs as well.

PES South Campus held its inter-collegiate technical and cultural fest, Maaya 13. Complete with celebrity performances, a rock show, plenty of fun events and great prizes, the fest was a memorable extravaganza. The theme of the fest this year was ‘Cinema — Exploring Entertainment’, which celebrated 100 years of cinema. Students from colleges all across the City attended the two-day fest and it received a great response from the audience.

One of the major highlights of the fest was the rock show — ‘Crossroads’ — in which bands battled it out to win the title of the best band. ‘Slain’, a progressive rock band, performed along side the 15-piece choir, ‘Choral Riff’, to create a unique live experience.

Rohan Srinivas, an engineering student, points out that the best part about the fests this year was the bands that had been invited to perform. “Some great bands had been invited to perform this year. Many fests, like that of PESIT ,were executed really well,” says Rohan.

Unmaad, the cultural extravaganza of IIM-B, was popular because of its great line-up of events.

Singer KK performed at the fest this year along with the French Band ‘The Scratch Bandits Crew’.

A lot of people look forward to Mount Carmel College’s annual fest Cul Ah, which always has some of the wackiest themes. This year, over 60 colleges took part in the fest and more than 50 events were held. Western classical music and dance, mad ads, fashion show and live performances by popular rock bands kept the audience on its feet.

The campus of New Horizon College of Engineering was buzzing with excitement with over 10,000 students from over 150 colleges coming together to take part in the first day of Sargam ’13. The theme of the annual two-day cultural fest was ‘Carnival’. The fests had several entertaining events including beat-boxing, treasure hunt, short movie-making, street dance, mime and mock rock among others. Two new additions this year were Bappa Morya and ‘Switch Foot’. Students also felt that the fests were extremely professional and organised very well and that this added to the experience.

In Bloom’, the annual dance extravaganza of Christ University, was also a favourite among many. The highlight was the dance competition and more than 45 colleges took part, showcasing various dance forms.


The two day techno-cultural fest of PESIT, Aatmatrisha 2013, saw students from different colleges visiting the campus. Cultural competitions, quiz, sports etc were a part of the fest. Various games like ‘Snake and Ladder’, ‘Bowl Out’ and ‘Shoot Out’ were conducted too.

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