Two-day Sentia 2019 begins at MITE

Two-day Sentia 2019 begins at MITE

The two-day annual state-level inter-collegiate cultural, technical and management fest, Sentia 2019, of the Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering (MITE), Moodbidri, began on Wednesday.

The event was inaugurated by Brijesh S, chief people officer at Torry Harris Business Solutions, Bengaluru; and Rajesh Chouta, chairman of Rajalaxmi Education Trust.

The fest will witness talents from across Karnataka participate in a total of 68 events been conducted simultaneously in 10 different venues over a span of two days. Around 1,700 students from 45 Engineering and Management institutes across Karnataka have registered for the event.

The two-day festival includes traditional, modern and ultra-modern forms of literary, cultural, art, off-beat, technical and management events. Multiple events are being organised in the categories of dance, music, literature, art, theatre and games. Management and Technical events across the domains of computers, Electronics, Mechanical, Aeronautical, Civil and Mechatronics have also been organised.

Skill test

Special events like Robo Wars, 3-D modeling and creative modeling will test the skills of students from Engineering colleges. Events like ‘Battle and Bands’, where invited teams will be battling out in the musical category, are unique to the festival.

The gala event will be concluded on the evening of March 28, with the one of its kind – Sentia Award Nite – with popular Bollywood playback singer Mika Singh giving a live performance. There will also be a showcase of the best dance performers in the event. The Award Nite of the previous years had shows by playback singers including Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Ankit Tiwary, Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan and Sunidhi Chauhan.

The total prize money for this year’s edition of Sentia is about Rs 10 lakh.

MITE will also celebrate its Annual Day on March 30, said MITE principal Dr G L Easwara Prasad.


MITE, on Tuesday, organised ‘Sentia 2019 Marathon’, where over 400 students and faculties of the institution participated, to commemorate the sacrifices of the jawans in protecting the country.

The marathon was held for five kilometres for men and three kilometres for women. The winners received a cash prize of Rs 5,000.

Basavaraj and Thanvi P Shetty won in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively.

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