Gear Up for Upcoming College Festivals | College Fests

India has thousands of colleges. Therefore, we Indians boast of having the best of these prestigious colleges. Besides, every college is putting its best foot forward in hosting college music festivals and making it a mega affair.
These are the ones that almost feel like mega music festivals like Sunburn and VH1 Supersonic. GrooveNexus lists down the major upcoming college music festivals in India. This includes the details of almost all of the major colleges.

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Without any further ado, let’s see who got on the list.

College name Month / Date*FootfallFestival Name City
St.Xavier’s College, Mumbai
IIT, KanpurOctober100,000AntaragniKanpur
IIT, DelhiOctober75,000RendezvousDelhi
IIT, RoorkeeOctober80,000ThomsoRoorkee
Bits PilaniOctober60,000OasisPilani
IMT GhaziabadOctober4,000PassionGhaziabad
BITS Pilani, GOANovember40,000WavesGoa
IIT BombayDecember150,000Mood indigoMumbai
Mithibai CollegeDecember50,000kshitijMumbai
IIT,BhubneshwarJanuary20,000Alma FiestaBhubneshwar
IMI DelhiFebruary8,000KritvaDelhi
Amity ManesarFebruary30,000AmifestGurugram
IIM, BangaloreFebruary30,000UnmaadBangalore
Amity NoidaFebruary30,000 Amity Youth FestNoida
St. StephensFebruary1000HarmonyDelhi
Dyal SinghFebruary5000PriyadarshiniDelhi
Galgotias UniversityFebruary25,000Galgotias UnifestNoida
Venketeshwara South Campus, DUFebruary 8000NexusDelhi
Gargi collegeFebruary 20,000ReverieDelhi
Guru Gobind Singh IP UniversityFebruary7000AnugoonjDelhi
Hindu CollegeFebruary50,000MeccaDelhi
Jamia MiliaFebruary60,000CommercialeseDelhi
Jaypee 62February4000ImpressionsNoida
Jesus and Mary CollegeFebruary20,000MontageDelhi
Lady Shree RamFebruary10,000TarangDelhi
Sikkim Manipal Institute of TechnologyMarch10,000KaalravSikkim
IIT, DhanbadMarch30,000SrijanDhanbad
Hansraj CollegeMarch4000ConfluenceDelhi
IIIT DelhiMarch20,000OdysseyDelhi
Kirori Mal CollegeMarch5000RenaisanceDelhi
Lal Bahadur Institute of ManagementMarch4000TatvaDelhi
Ramjas CollegeMarch20,000MosaicDelhi
Sharda UniversityMarch55,000ChorusNoida
Sharda UniversityMarch55,000ChorusNoida
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business StudiesMarch15,000CresendoDelhi
Kamla NehruApril10,000UllasDelhi
NIT DELHIApril80,000SentienceDelhi
IIT, BangaloreApril60,000Infin8Bangalore
IIT, MandiApril18,000ExodiaMandi

*The dates of the festivals are subject to changes.


These are the major upcoming college festivals in India with their dates. We have a detailed version of each of these popular college fests. It includes the kind of events happening in these college fests and what makes them famous. For more more updates on college fests, networking with students throughout the nation, learning about their cultures and cultural events: Join us on whatsapp.

As said earlier, college fests are no less than mega music festivals like Sunburn and VH1 Supersonic. There’s food, there’s dance, and of course, a lot of music, and a hell of fun.

Descriptive List of Upcoming College Festivals


  • When: September

AIIMS Pulse started in the year 1973. Pulse is a socio-cultural, literary, and sports fest organized by the AIIMS Students’ Union every year. With a participation of 700 colleges pan-India in 200 events. It has a footfall of over 60k visitors, making it the most significant event in medical fraternity of India. AIIMS Pulse assures all its attendees the best seven days of their lives. 

PULSE has witnessed the groove of mostly all notable celebs. The live night has been ruled by Badshah, Neha Kakkar, Farhan Akhtar, Sonu Nigam, Mohit Chauhan, Vishal & Shekhar, Armaan Malik, Papon and several others. The festival is filled with passion, spirit, and talent, much like our capital itself.

If you’re looking forward to a festival that best encapsulates the city, we couldn’t recommend anything more than PULSE. A week-long unforgettable rollercoaster ride, the warmth of the campus, the welcoming and smiling faces of its students, the bonds shared, and the memories along, is an experience to gain.


Engifest 2024

When: February

With epic line-ups for all its music nights, Engifest is loved by its spectators.

The all-time best experience was with stars like Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Shekhar, Mohit Chauhan, Amit Trivedi, Nucleya, Hard Kaur and many more.

Punjabi night with Guri, while the international DJ Quintino, Bassjackers sets the stage ablaze.

Crossroads, SRCC

  • When: March

With unique demographic outreach of the age group of 18-25 years, extensive brand promotion, and unparalleled glamour quotient, ‘Crossroads’ has been the cynosure of all the college festivals. This festival has super hit star every night every year –Amit Trivedi, Atif Aslam, Armaan Malik, Akcent, Shaan, Farhan Akhtar, Mohit Chauhan, Euphoria band, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, Jennifer Rene, KK, Dualist Enquiry, VH1 Supersonic.

The multitude of activities during ‘Crossroads’ – both pro nights (which have the Star performers) and informal events – attract participation from a wide range of students in excess of 80,000 (cumulative footfall).

Mecca, Hindu

Mecca College Fest
  • When: March

The Annual Cultural Fest of Hindu College, MECCA – has been transformed here into an entity which is synonymous with a grand event amongst best college students of India. With a footfall of over 50k students, MECCA comprises diverse events: CULTURAL NIGHTS with renowned artists like Mohit Chauhan, Vishal Shekhar, Salim – Sulaiman, Papon, Rekha Bhardwaj, DJNucleya, Jagjit Singh and many more.

Competitions amongst the best talents across India and full pack informal events that entertain and challenge the crowds. Year after year the students of our college work hard at making the festival successful and memorable.

Insomnia, IISER

IISER Insomnia| Gateway to a dreamy reality

When: March

Gateway to a dreamy reality, Insomnia, the annual cultural festival of IISER, Mohali.

This fest is a panorama of music, dance, art, drama, literature, quizzing, and gaming with a footfall of 10,000-12,000 every year. Since its kick-off in 2013, it has been one of the biggest and most awaited fests of Chandigarh Tricity.

The fest concluded with a rock concert, CRESCENDO, in which rock-bands from different colleges participated, marking the grand-finale of a fantastic and successful fest every year.

Renaissance, Kirori Mal College

  • When: April

Renaissance, the annual cultural fest of Kirori Mal College, rubs its shoulders with other DU cultural fests in being one of the most sought-after. It is known for being one of the best in North Campus, Delhi University. With the chief attraction being the live concert by famous celebrities, like KK, a KM alumnus.

While the annual college fest is the high profile affair, the annual fests for the dramatics and music societies are also crowd pullers. The college auditorium has seen grander days, the dramatics society, The Players. They hold their stage play public performance, where both students and non-students from all over the city throng to watch the society’s annual stage productions.

The Players also has an active street play wing and it has its own non-competitive fest, ‘Sar-e-Aam’ inside the college. The annual fest of Music, ‘Surmanjari’, is also famous for its display of creativity and talent. KMC is also the only college to have an annual fest for its gender forum, Parivartan, called ‘Nazariya’ which was graced by a performance by the contemporary theatre artists.

Moksha, NSUT

NSUT Moksha | Walking down the lanes of History
  • When: March

Netaji Subhas University of Technology (formerly NSIT) has been organizing its annual cultural fest Moksha since 2003, March.

One of the most significant cultural festivals of North India, Moksha has exceeded the expectations every time with its splendor and enthusiasm.

Over the past 15 years, Moksha has witnessed leading artists from the music industry perform in the NSUT campus. The lineup of celebrities has included Akcent, Edward Maya, Mohit Chauhan, Kailash Kher, KK, Sachin-Jigar, the Sunburn Campus, Strings, Javed Ali & Bohemia, with the highlight of Moksha, being the humor fest by TheViralFever (TVF).

The three-day extravaganza is full of contagious excitement, vibrant colors, and liveliness. The fest has witnessed an average footfall of over 25000 people every year, and a lineup of around 150 engaging events.

Sentience-NIT, Delhi

Sentience NIT
  • When: April

Sentience, the Techno-Cultural fest of NIT Delhi is stepping into its glorifying first year as a synthesis of all that NIT Delhi has to offer.

Now, breaking all barriers between the two worlds of artistry and technology, Sentience was born. Therefore, as the techno-cultural festival of NIT Delhi, steps in.

The underlying mission of NIT Delhi behind combining Terra Technica and Saptrang is to encourage the advancement of individuals who seek world-class technical and professional competence in their corresponding fields along with jutting co-curricular excellence in the field of arts and literature.

Oasis, Bits Pilani

Oasis'18-The Far Out Fest conquering BITS Pilani
  • When: October

Pilani is a small town situated in the Shekhawati district of Rajasthan. It happens to house India no. 6 post-graduate engineering college BITS-Pilani.

This esteemed college is one among the 6 Indian ‘Institutes of Eminence’ recognized by the Government of India in 2018.

Known for its excellence in academics, it also boasts of hosting one of the best fests in the country, Oasis.

Reverie, Gargi College

Reverie- Annual Cultural Fest of Gargi College
  • When: Feb

It comes to a stellar fest, Gargi College never disappoints.

Its annual gala, Reverie, is a combination of entertainment, creativity, and innovation at its greatest. Counted in one of the best fests of DU, it has set a benchmark for other college festivals.

This year, Reverie spread its aura from 30th January 2019 to 1st February 2019.

Mood Indigo, IIT Bombay

Mood Indigo 2018-A Montage of Dreams, opens arms to its dreamland!
  • When: December

Mood Indigo, also known as MI or MoodI, is the annual cultural fest of IIT-BOMBAY. Held towards the end of December annually, it is regarded as Asia’s largest cultural college fest.

Began in 1971, it witnesses a footfall of approximately 1.5 lakh every year.

For latest happening in and around the fest, follow their FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn handle.

Waves, BITS Pilani, GOA

  • When: October

Waves are the annual cultural festival of BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus.

It is a three-day-long festival held in the late October – early November period. This cultural festival, held annually, celebrates music, dance, and art.

This inter-college festival has students coming in to participate in events and competitions from across the country.

With a footfall of over 40,000 recorded in recent editions, it is one of the leading college festivals in the country

Kshitij, Mithibai College Mumbai

  • When: November

‘Kshitij’ is the annual fest of Mithibai College, Mumbai. Kshitij’ has over 60 events in the field of Literary Arts, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Management, Informals, Gaming and Sports, Photography and Film Fest.

Events like Scorch the floor, Just A Minute, Stock it Up, Human Foosball, Cover Shot, Cine-squeeze, and Mask are part of the fest.

The fest also contains a 7 km. marathon and many more

Rendezvous, IIT Delhi

Rendezvous: Annual Cultural Fest of IIT Delhi

When: October

Rendezvous, famously known as RDV is the Annual Cultural Festival of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.

It is a four-day-long event held in October every year. Rdv hosted 225 events and had a footfall of over 70,000, 13,000+ participants and 170+ artists from more than 20 countries every year.

Competitive Events, Professional Nights, Workshops, Kickstart, RDV Village, Confluence, etc. are the different attractions of Rendezvous. Confluence, a musical blend of cultures from all over the world, dished out some beautiful and sonorous music that kept the audience glued to their seats.

Salim-Suleman, Kailash Kher, Zakhir Khan, Hardy Sandhu, Diljeet Dosanjh, Vishal-Shekhar, Farhan Akhtar, Nina Suerte, are some of the celebrity who had rocked the event. Venues like Nalanda Ground, Red Square, and Himadri Lawns saw a host of informal events like Silent DJ, Board Games, and Dreamville engaged hosts of visitors.

Passion- IIMT, Ghaziabad

Passion Fest
  • When: October

Three-day fest will feature a business conclave, a slew of cultural events and innovative contests

The Annual Management and Cultural Festival. It is a 72-hour non-stop festival that promises to bring together some of the most enthralling events from across various domains that will put to test the participant’s abilities and skills.

Celebries like Sukhwinder Singh, Sachin-Jigar, Salim-Sulaiman, and many more.

Spandan- VIPS, Delhi


When: November

SPANDAN, the Three Day Annual Mega Media Festival, organized by Vivekananda School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is one of the biggest media festivals.

Spandan translates to ‘Heartbeat’ in Sanskrit. It brings together hundreds of students and teachers who give this event the required shape by working laboriously for months.

SPANDAN comprises diverse events: CULTURAL NIGHTS with renowned artists like DJ Tatva K, Advaita Band, Delhi Drummers, DJ Carnivore, Astitva Band, Amjad Nizami, DJ Myris, Basspatch, many more.

Splash-LHMC, Delhi


When: January

The Annual Cultural Fest, LHMC – Lady Hardinge Medical College is one of the most vibrant college festivals of Delhi. The approximated footfall of the event is 5k.

Benny Dayal, The local Train, Aditi Singh Sharma, Zakhir Khan, DJ VANMOON, Band Rhythm X, Nikhil D’Souza, are some renowned celebrities performed at Splash.

Aaghaz-PGDAV, Delhi

When: February

Aaghaz, The annual cultural fest of PGDAV college is back with a harmonious theme of uniting the world, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

Every year they invite participants to come, unite and spread love and peace with great artists like RAFTAAR and Agastya Band. Cash prizes of INR 2,40,000+ and Kinds in a number of competition.


Kashi Yatra
  • When: January

Kashiyatra, the Annual Cultural festival of IIT (BHU) Varanasi is a three-day fiesta where participants from all over the country compete in the fields literature, music and arts to find the best amongst themselves.

Its grandeur has earned it the fame of being North India’s largest cultural festival, with the footfall of around 60k. IIT (BHU) Varanasi rests amidst the sanctity of Asia’s biggest residential university, Banaras Hindu University in the holy city of Varanasi. IIT (BHU) Varanasi is a nationally acclaimed institute for imparting technical knowledge in diverse fields of engineering.

Sympulse-Symbiosis, Pune

  • When: January

Sympulse is an annual international college festival at Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS) Pune, founded in 2010. It spreads across a span of five days held in the first quarter of every year.

It attracts students from junior, under-graduate and post-graduate colleges as participants. It is an exposure into different categories of talent, for example: Business and Management, Model United Nation Conference, Showcasing artistic ability in cultural extravaganzas, and Sports. These categories have been personalized to suit the fest and the events take place simultaneously over those five days.

Each year has a new theme. The previous themes have been: City BeatsMedieval MayhemTheatre of TransitionSpirit of Celebration and Escape to Neverland.

Spectrum-NIFT,New Delhi

  • When: February

Spectrum is an annual cultural event of NIFT where Students of the institute and from other leading educational institutes in and around Delhi/NCR participate in events spanning performing arts, sports, debates, fashion shows, and literature.

3 days of fun, food, and fashion and more i.e what Spectrum is always a massive hit.

The Urban Earlymen Band and DJ Nucleya are some of the famous names performed in Spectrum.

Kritva-IMI,New Delhi

  • When: February

Kritva, the word owing its inception to the Sanskrit language, means ‘to do’. It is the Annual Management, Cultural and Sports Festival of IMI, Delhi. Kritva never fails to captivate us with its plethora of events. Gajendra Verma, Shukbir are some of the name featured in Kritva.

With the magnitude increasing each passing year, Kritva aims to promote a spirit of competition by providing a real-time experience for tomorrow’s budding managers to hone their skills. “Survival of the fittest” – that’s what we’ve always heard. But that’s not true, here you need to be the best to win.

AmiFest- Amity University, Gurgaon

  • When: February

Amifest is a techno-management and cultural fest of Amity University Gurugram is held on the grounds of a beautiful 110 acres campus built on a scenic hill, and Footfall of 30000, with a techno-cultural expo, talent extravaganza, Star Night, Battle of Bands, Group Dance-off amongst the main events!

Over 1500 participants, from more than 30 institutions, in more than 200 events organized by Management, Technical and Allice domain.

Amity Youth Fest- Amity University, Noida

  • When: February

Amity Youth festival 2018 is a 3-day annual festival organized by the Amity University, Noida. It is an annual gathering of students from amity university, other amity universities and other universities & colleges. The objective of Amity Youth festival is to create an unparallel forum for the students of all elements of experiential learning, to test their intellectual and artistic prowess, simultaneously opening avenues for sharing mutual experience, skills and talent & to reach their collective and individual aspirations, in the field of culture, literary and other activities on a common platform.

AYF is a perfect platform for all young students, invited from all over the country from other Universities & Colleges, to display their talent & participate in various technical and cultural competitions, to have an experience of a lifetime and an opportunity to network while celebrating our cherished culture, heritage, and values.

Ambrosia-DCAC, Delhi

  • When: February

AMBROSIA – The Annual Festival, Delhi College Of Arts And Commerce Delhi College Of Arts And Commerce.

Featured celebs are DJ KRETHOR, ZAEDEN, Mankirt Aulakh, Maninder Buttar, Guru Randhawa, Prince Narula, Bhuban Bam, Astitva Band, Garry Sandhu, and many more.

Harmony-St.Stephens, Delhi

  • When: February

The three-day festival provides an opportunity for Stephanians to take some time off from their academic routine, explore the creative side and also have fun. It also provides an interactive space for the students.

The festival has events, like tug-of-war, a face-painting contest, and a paper dance. The attractions include street play competitions, paintball competition, quiz, stand-up comedy, sack race, and kabbadi. The day concluded with rock performances by renowned bands and celebrities like Advaita and Pentagram, Vishal Dadlani and many more.

Priyadarshani-Dayal Singh College, Delhi

  • When: February

Priyadarshani is a festival of endless excitement lasting three days in the month of February every year.

Priyadarshani presents a series of Informal Competitions:
Tug of war: It’s not your mediocre One-Man Army Game. Show off your bond and teamwork skills with your mates!

Hustle Rustle:Who wants to get bored with simple races? Hustle Rustle was one of the craziest events with special races lined up for the participants!

Pehchan Kaun?: As the name itself suggests, we indulged into a lot of guessing and wondering. It had a different outlook to the regular dumb charades with amusing puzzles!

Brick life: All the pumped up freaks out there, got the chance to be the Arnold they always wanted to be! Everyone can lift a brick, but everyone cannot brick lift.

Celebrity performance: Renowned artist performing live, can’t get any better

Galgotias Unifest-Galgotia university, Greater Noida

  • When: February

Galgotias University and Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology present its annual Cultural Fest, the biggest fest of North India formerly known as G-Quasar and now as Galgotias Unifest.

Galgotias Unifest is a three-day extravaganza which includes 150+ events in which 50+ colleges participate witnessing a crowd of more than 25000+.The event hosts of a wide array of internationally acclaimed artists. With a media plan that intends to reach out to more than 1 Lakh people both online and offline, the fest definitely intends to attract a lot of eyeballs.

Nexus-Venketeshwara South Campus, Delhi

  • When: Feb-March

Nexus, the annual inter-collegiate cultural festival of Sri Venkateswara College is a 3-day cultural extravaganza with an eclectic mix of creativity, art, and talent. Nexus every year make sure everyone who attends it leaves with a bagful of memories and fun times.

Much like a number of other festivals, Nexus is organized jointly by the Fine Arts Association and the Student Union of the College. Students from both organizations of the college come together to put their foot forward in organizing what has come to be one of the biggest festivals of South Campus Colleges

Anugoonj-IP university, Delhi

  • When: February

Anugoonj, the annual cultural festival of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) is always a ball, and the finale is always one to watch out for.

The fest has a bunch of activities over three days, including street plays, jam sessions, dance, music, a DJ night, along with performances by Bands like Nasha band and Akhil Sachdeva, and singers like KK as the star performer for every year.

Taarangana-IGDTU, Delhi

  • When: February

TAARANGANA –  the yearly cultural extravaganza of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, is usually conducted during the first weekend of February. Taarangana always comes to leave us spellbound with its enchanting experience.

Every year a theme is decided, around which the festivities revolve. To lift up our happiness a notch higher, the event welcomes celebrity guests like Biswa Kalyan Rath, Shirley Setia, DJ Zaeden, etc, to put up a great show.

This two-day festivity, within the campus grounds, is a delight to all the students as well as all the spectators who visit the place. The hustle-bustle in the arena makes everything seem like it’s in infinity, with no constraints of time; it is a budding ground for new bonds of friendship as all the attendees are exposed to a diversity of folks from the college circuit. It offers a range of activities, from participating in prime and fun events to eating some delightful delicacies from the stalls put up and simply enjoying the weather with good company.

Commercialese-Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi

  • When: February

Commercialese is an annual cultural fest organized by the department of commerce and business studies, Jamia Millia Islamia.

Impressions-JPIIT, Noida

When: February

Impressions, the annual techno-cultural festival of Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Sector 62, Noida.

It is a two day pulsating festival with an array of events following students to exhibit and participate not only in the cultural arena of rock bands, street plays and dance competitions to but also technical and academic pursuits of programming, panel discussions talk shows and many more.

Star celebs like Guri, Ritwiz,f Lagori, Anish Sood and international stars like Candice Redding, DJ Jean Marie.

Impressions is an extravagant show with the true spirit of carnival painting the college in the colors of joy and madness. The feisty ride of fun, frolic, music, dance, and endless selfies gave an opportune platform for young hustlers.

Montage-JMC, Delhi

  • When: February

Montage, the annual cultural fest of Jesus & Mary College (JMC). The two-day long extravaganza had a plethora of activities, competitions and many gripping performances which led to ending both days with the most hyped star-studded nights.

Stars like Zaeden, Anish Sood, Amit Mishra, Nakash Aziz, and many more dazzled the fest night every year.

Verve – JIMS, Rohini, Delhi

  • When: February

VERVE, a two-day event, is a celebration of the dynamic youth. It strives to create a stage to display their talents. It attempts to bring together the creativity, intellect, and wackiness of the gen X.

Verve celebrates the zeal of today’s youth. The annual inter-college techno-management-cultural fest is truly a synergy of the youth creativity and talent quotient.

It is a hustle-bustle affair with the gamut of events rolled to test mental ability, logical thinking, spontaneity, and knowledge. Several events and competitions cater to a variety of disciplines such as music, literature, dance, poetry, theatre, fashion, and business.

All in all, it is a fun-filled event with glamour — a blend of euphoria and extravagance.

Tarang – Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi

  • When: February

Lady Shri Ram College’s annual cultural fest, Tarang, was the first inter-college fest organized in the University of Delhi.

LSR brings warmth with its cultural extravaganza promising to be bigger and better each following year – with more events, people, and enchanting musical nights. With competitions ranging across dance, music, theatre, film and photography, quiz, creative writing, elocution, and debate amongst several others, LSR Tarang promises to continue creating waves in the Delhi college fest circuit. All events are a blend of conventional and unconventional talent sets. LSR Tarang attempts to cater to a diverse field of interest.

It is assumed that LSR Tarang deters from hosting notable names in the Indian film fraternity given to insane crowd-management and coordination issues. They believe in the promotion of homegrown talent and considerably lesser-known artists. A line-up of home-brewed, as well as international artists, reinstate that LSR is undoubtedly a frontrunner in Delhi University not only in the field of education but also in entertainment. They deliver to its attendees, three days of epic fun, lip-smacking food, an array of creative events, and a once in a lifetime experience. The organizers raise the bar to an all-new horizon every year in a spirit to outdo the prior fests.

Kaalrav-Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology,Sikkim

  • When: March

Kaalrav is one of the largest college festivals in East India. It has grown every year to reach to almost 10,000 footprints in it’s previous edition.

With more than 100 events from art, dance, drama, music, sports and literature, it is a famous festival in Sikkim where people in thousands come to the campus to witness the show.

If nothing else hit LSR’s Tarang for the really good vibes!

Confluence-Hansraj College,Delhi

  • When: March

The annual fest of Hansraj college — Confluence is much more than the concert, mayhem created by the crowd. The four-day event had all the makings of a hit fest — dance, drama and masti.

Out of the various competitions held in the college grounds, two that always got the crowd applauding are the street play and the choreography competition. The dramatization of social issues like child sexual abuse, dowry and gender issues had everyone gripped to the show.


  • When: March

The incident is the second-largest cultural festival in South India. It is now a permanent mark on the calendar, during the months of February – March and attracts over 25000 footfalls every year. This huge ingress is justified, as Incident or ‘Inci’ is replete with a mind-boggling array of things to do and see. It has featured amazing performances by artistes of caliber like KK, Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan, Javed Ali, and Salim-Sulaiman, as well as bands such as Indian Ocean, Motherjane, Swarathma, and Led Zeppelin. International performing artists like Roy Zaltsman and The Turbans have also performed at incident in the World Fest, held for the first time in 2014.

There are events to participate in – Haute Couture, Promenade, Slam Dunk, Centre Stage, Bandish… to name a few. There are workshops for those who want to learn, quizzes for those who already know it all and Crossfade -the DJ night- for the party freaks. And of course, there is always the beach inviting you to relax or frolic with friends or even go parasailing, if you are adventurous. Now that’s something you don’t find everywhere.  The incident is a terrific carnival, something no one would want to miss because when it comes to Incident, there is something in it for everybody.


  • When: March

EMBLAZON is a two-day extravaganza; a celebration of sorts; a dense, fun-filled embodiment of the energy and conviviality which characterizes college life; a festival oozing with fun, vibrancy, and entertainment. It is a product of dreams ambition and tireless hard work, a true testimony to the indomitable spirit, liveliness and sheer energy of the youth. Emblazon ’10,’13,’14, ’15, ’16, ’17,18’,19′ had been a huge success with enormous participation from various colleges of IP University as well as other colleges from Delhi and NCR.

There is total of 23 events with 2 special events just for the faculty members. Fun events like Minute to Win it, Selfie Contest, Outfit of the Day, Treasure Hunt, etc were a part of the 2 days extravaganza.


  • When: March

Odyssey- the word itself instills a sense of excitement, thrill, and anticipation. Since its very first edition in 2014, Odyssey has been the heart and soul of everyone at IIIT-Delhi. With the aim of transforming our campus into realms of legendary themes and the enthusiasm of everyone involved in the fest, Odyssey’18 set out to be the most memorable one yet.

With successful events, an energetic crowd and stellar performances by some of the best artists of this country, these 2 days turned out to be an
amazing experience for everyone present. Kudos to the hard work and dedication of the large team of students who worked tirelessly day and night for over four months to make Odyssey a huge success. The IIITD family went through immense pressure to get the work done on time, but needless to say, the success of Odyssey made every little bit of hard work well worth it.

Tatva-Lal Bahadur Institute of Management, Delhi

  • When: February

TATVA is the Annual Business and Cultural Fest of Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management. Over the years, it has been one of its kind events with a blend of unique personalities like Padmashree Shovana Narayana, His Excellency – Mr. Augusto Montiel, Nikhil D’Souza, Sapan Verma, 
Jeeveshu Ahluwalia and DJ Ruddy.

It witnesses around 2500 students from B-schools of over 6 cities in the span of two days. It is the platform to outcast the talent in various cultural events like dance,
music, drama, and fashion along with the use of wit and knowledge in various management events ranging
from marketing, a resource, operations to finance and hum stock market.
We are initiating Sports Fest from this year which will increase the footfall by 1000 and includes sports like Basketball, 
Cricket, Futsal, Volleyball, Badminton, Chess, and others for both, Men and Women.

Synapse-MAMC, Delhi

  • When: March

Synapse: a word that originated way back in Greece- as an expression of joining together and thus, bringing them close. True to its name – it brings together people from various disciplines and colleges; to interact, enjoy and yes, have the time of their lives.

Maulana Azad Medical college feels proud to announce that a terrific, nerve touching and smashing Synapse every year, So allow the sparks to engender electricity within your soul – and let it come to life.

With some great memories to be made and highly coveted prizes to be taken home, Synapse is always one the most amazing experience you are bound to remember:  as long as blood runs in your veins and electricity surges through your nerves…

Rhapsody-Maitreyi, Delhi

  • When: March

Music and fashion ruled Rhapsody, the annual fest of Delhi University’s Maitreyi College. The two-day fest is a fun-filled affair. Competitions such as rangoli-making, western music, and Indian dance saw a large number of participants.

The highlight of the fest proved to be the fashion show, which turned out to be a big hit with the students every year. Colleges such as Kalindi College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC), Shivaji College, and Maitreyi College took part in the show regularly.

Mosaic-Ramjas College, Delhi

  • When: March

The students have witnessed the grand performances by some of the most acknowledged names including

And the tradition is going to be followed for the celebration, years after the year by Ramjas College.

The Venue of the fest is in the Sports Ground, Ramjas College which can accommodate 60,000 of students during the festival. However, the adventurous sports, food carts and the game are placed in the other lawns and Grounds. This makes MOSAIC as one of the most awaited fests of Delhi University.

Chorus-Sharda University, Greater Noida

  • When: March

Chorus is unfathomably the most diverse amalgamation of culture, education, and talent organized by Sharda University. Is without a doubt North India’s largest Mega Cultural Festival. With featuring celebs like Sonu Nigam and Hardcore,Jasmine Sandlas,  Sukhwinder Singh,Nizami Bandhu, Om Puri, Raghu Ram, Dhanush and Vani Kapoor,Jimmy Shergil and Nargis Fakhri , Neha Kakkar and Javed Ali, Babbal Rai , Jassi Gill, Kanika Kapoor, DJ NYK and DJ Ray along with Presence of Irfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Gail Nicole.

EDM night by Rave Radio from Australia and Celebrity Performance by Guru Randhawa and Shalmali Kholgade and Dance performance by Ryan MartyrCelebrities like Om Puri, Raghu Ram, Dhanush and Vani Kapoor.

The variety and the diversity that it brings makes the experience even more ravishing, relishing and a worth being a part of, not just Northern India, it is now one of the top cultural festivals that is organized in the University level in all over India. Not only it gives a spike stimulation to our brain with its enormous display of knowledge but also causes an adrenaline rush and gets our heart beating with enthusiasm because of the diverse cultural display.

Crescendo-SSCBC, Delhi

  • When: March

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, a premier institution of Delhi University presents to you its Annual Cultural Fest- Crescendo, a bona fide festival of events that celebrate the truest joys of being a college student with its fun-packed itinerary and interesting line-ups.

Crescendo aims to bring together the spirit of cultural societies. Through the years, the team of Crescendo has successfully organized their event at an unprecedented level and this year too they promise to lift your spirits high with the many shades of soul.

Ullas-Kamla Nehru, Delhi

  • When: April

Despite rising temperatures outside, Ullas — the annual cultural fest of DU’s Kamala Nehru College (KMC), was, by far, the breeziest fest this year in the varsity. While most fests opt for a more starry affair, KNC’s Ullas chose to honour culture, talent, and art instead.

Compared to the cultural fests of various colleges, KNC’s Ullas was a unique one that honoured art, talent and culture.

Unmaad-IIM , Bangalore

  • When: February

Unmaad – Cultural Festival of IIM Bangalore, an event spanning three days is packed with excitement and entertainment. Unmaad provides you with a platform to flaunt your skills, an arena to gape at talent or just an excuse to come and have loads and loads of fun.
Unmaad draws participants from across India and features events like dramatics, music, dance, quiz, debate, street play, professional concerts and the grand Unmaad fashion show among many others. 
The event has hosted artists, such as Shankar Ehsaan Loy, KK, Kailash Kher, Lucky Ali, Strings, Jethro Tull, the Indian Ocean, The Local train, Agam and Amit Trivedi. This year Unmaad will be hosting exceptionally talented duo, Salim-Sulaiman Live. We also have Abish Mathew to tickle the audience’s funny bones with his hilarious jokes, wit, and crazy humour.

Malhar-St.Xevier’s, Mumbai

  • When: August

Malhar is hosted annually by the students of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. The Mascot for Malhar is a frog which is called Puddles.

Malhar began in 1979. The festival includes events cultural contests in literary, performing arts and fine arts categories, along with a number of workshops on different themes.

The festival is completely managed, organized and run by the workforce which consists of 1200 volunteers and 130 people in the organizing committee.

Infin8-IIT, Bangalore

  • When: April

Infin8 is the Techno Cultural Fest of IIIT Bangalore. The fourth iteration of Infin8 is an Inter College Fest, with over 15 live events, various workshops and a multitude of online events/contests which will be bigger and better than ever.

Nirvahana-NMIMS, Hyderabad

  • When: Janauary

NMIMS Hyderabad organizes its Annual Management Fest – Nirvahana, opening new doors through identifying potential aces in the field of marketing, finance, operations, and human resources aims to explore the dire need and ways to continually raise the bar by the incumbents through the plethora of competitive events, leadership lectures, and panel discussions.

The mega event looks forward to seeing brilliant minds from the country’s top business schools and corporate houses vying for the top slot in diverse events. Nirvahana is much more than a college fest, it provides a platform to showcase the unique talents from the different genre such as Music, Dance, Dramatics, Short Film Making, Photography, Cultural Night and also you’re Management Skills


  • When: October

Antaragni (English: The Fire Within) is the Annual cultural festival of IIT Kanpur, held in the month of October. It is a four-day-long festival, attracting participation from over 350+ colleges of India every year. It includes professional shows, fashion shows, Indian folk dances, competitions, performances by amateur rock bands, musicians, poets, and a lot of other events. The festival sees an annual footfall of more than 1 lakh annually, making it one of the biggest and most popular college festivals of Asia.

It includes professional shows, fashion shows, Indian folk dances, competitions, performances by amateur rock bands, musicians, poets, and a lot of other events. The festival sees an annual footfall of more than 1 lakh annually, making it one of the biggest and most popular college festivals of Asia.

Alma Fiesta-IIT,Bhubneshwar

  • When: January

Alma Fiesta is the annual Socio-Cultural fest of IIT Bhubaneswar, heralded as the ‘Biggest Debutant Fest of India’ by The Telegraph in its maiden year 2010. Alma Fiesta has grown to become a beacon of culture and social change.

With 150+ colleges, 20k+ footfall, shimmering stars of ARON CHUPA, THE LOCAL TRAIN, INDIAN OCEAN, AGNEE, GAJENDRA VERMA and NIKHIL D’SOUZA, Alma Fiesta has made a mark unprecedented and unachievable by its contemporaries.

An epitome of celebration, Alma Fiesta organises events of dance, music, dramatics and fine arts, workshops like Salsa, Self-defence, Paper quilling, Clay modelling. Star Nite and Lamhe are the two most important DJ Night of the fest…


  • When: January

Saarang (means ‘Chital’ or Spotted Deer in Sanskrit, a common sight on IIT Madras campus) is the annual social and cultural festival of IIT Madras. It is a 5 day long festival usually extending from Wednesday to the second Sunday of the year which receives a footfall of over 60,000+ people from over 500 colleges all across the country.

Founded in 1974, Saarang is the second oldest college festival in India and has established a firm place in every student’s college bucket list. Having started off under the banner of ‘Mardi Gras’ the fest was initially home to a small number of quizzes and music events widely regarded as South India’s most competitive. Through the early 21st century the festival, having changed its avatar and adopted the name ‘Saarang’, grew rapidly with the help of corporate sponsorship collaboration with large-scale event organisers and international artistes from 5 continents.

Spring Fest-IIT,Kharagpur

  • When: January

Spring Fest is the annual social and cultural festival of IIT Kharagpur, a pioneer in the elite institutions. It marks days of absolute ecstasy, providing the budding artists a competing platform in diverse fields such as music, dance, theatre, fashion, photography, literature, fine arts, quizzing and debating.

Spring Fest is an avenue to be comforted from the routine life and to embrace the fun and frolic embedded with tantalizing professional performances from India and abroad along with an address to the social responsibility with its underlying social theme.


  • When: January

Anwesha is an annual technocultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology Patna. It is a three-day-long event usually held towards the end of January every year.[

The fest hosts technical, cultural, literary, ecological and management events. The first edition of Anwesha took place in 2008. It draws a footfall of about 35,000 from more than 200 colleges across the country.[

Management events such as Stock Mart, B-quiz, Vendre and ecological events like Eco-debate, Green quiz give participants ample scope to showcase their talents. Anwesha enjoys a cult status among the youths of Bihar. Eminent personalities such as chief minister Nitish Kumar, Padma Vibhushan, G. Madhavan Nair, Ravindra Kumar Sinha (the Dolphin Man of India), have been part of Anwesha in the past.

The theme for the 2019 edition of the festival was The Impeccable Showman’s Odyssey.


  • When: March

Srijan (Hindi: सृजन meaning Creation) is the annual cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad. It is a three-day-long event held in the month of March every year. It draws a footfall of more than 30,000 students from more than 100 institutes across the country.


  • When: February

Alcheringa, also known as “Alcher”, is the annual cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati. The festival was started in 1996 by a group of students of IIT Guwahati.

Spread over 3 days and 4 nights, Alcheringa is conducted towards the end of January every year. The 22nd edition held from 1 – 4 February 2019, witnessing 80 events.

The festival features the rock music contest Rock-o-Phonix.


  • What: April

Exodia is the annual techno-cultural fest of Indian Institute of Technology Mandi. It is a three-day-long event held every year. The first edition was held in 2012 and since then it has grown to be one of the largest student-run college fests of the Himalayas.

It is one of the biggest events of the Himalayan region and attracts a lot of crowd from all over North India. The fest also tries to promote the Himalayan region and showcase its culture and beauty by orchestrating some of its events for the same.


  • When: October

Thomso is the annual cultural fest of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Established in 1982, the festival is held over a span of three days at the end of October and the beginning of November.

Every edition consisted of over 150 events and hosted 6000 guest students from 200 colleges across India, in addition to about 10,000 students from the hosting institution.

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