When textbooks get too overwhelming and commerce students just want to get out of their mundane routines, college festivals always help in rejuvenating them. There are many college fests to choose from, but listed below are only the best of the best. These 10 commerce college fests will surely be great experiences for you. Commerce college fests are well known to mix learning and fun in creative ways. From purely cultural fests to management or commerce fests, there are many choices for students in India looking for a little fun in their lives.
When thinking of the best cultural commerce college festivals in India, Crossroads is an important name. Since 1976, Crossroads has been capturing the hearts of young Delhiites. It is a great avenue for students of SRCC to socialize with students from other colleges in Delhi. In this cultural celebration, not only can you appreciate classical Indian music, but also Western music. Dance competitions and fashion shows are few of the many events you can participate in to show off! If you think you’ve got the moves, this is the fest for you.
Learning can be interesting with Hindu College’s annual commerce fest – Zeitgeist. It is the best commerce fest in Delhi, hosted by The Commerce Department of Hindu College – Kaizen. It is sponsored by popular brands such as Vodafone and Domino’s. The fest hosts innovative events such as Vegas Vault – a poker themed educational activity. There are ‘traditional’ events too such as Gully Cricket and Blind Pictionary which are simple to learn and extremely fun to participate in. Want something simpler? Try ‘Ball in the Bucket’; it is just pure, unadulterated fun.
Hansraj College features live performances from famous artists such as Diljit Dosanjh at their annual cultural fest – Confluence. There are also Kavi Sammelan and EDM Nights to enjoy, both catering to different tastes. Over 900 participants come to put up over 80 performances every year. Students across Delhi gather, as this is an excellent opportunity to socialize with those you don’t meet usually. They have other exciting events, which includes slam poetry. So if you want to express yourself with utmost enthusiasm about any topic you feel strongly about, the stage is yours.
College festivals do not always have to be about loud music and party atmospheres. Kirori Mal College’s commerce fest, Appulse, makes learning fun using a wide array of activities such as ‘CryptoKnights’. Still, if you just want a platform to showcase your talent, feel free to take part in Appulse’s Open Mic – Comic Competition. Appulse reaches out to all of India, but mainly attracts an audience of over 8000 students from all colleges across Delhi University. It will definitely be a memorable experience for all those who attend it.
A mix of learning and celebration may seem unlikely. However, Christ University’s Magnovite is a techno-cultural fest that has something for everyone. It has some very interesting workshops, guest lectures by popular figures and cash prizes for exciting competitions. There are more than 20 events to enjoy, more than 20 industry-partnered workshops and performance from more than 400 in-house artists. Want to attend a live concert? Come to Magnovite. Want to learn about the Internet of Things? Magnovite has got you covered.
Among all business management fests, Chrysalis stands out as the most diverse and all-encompassing cultural and learning experiences. Those who want an educational event can go for activities such as Markathon – which tests your creativity. That’s not all, as LIBA Chrysalis also hosts cultural events such as Band Slam – an extravagant music event. With over 1500 students and over 30 B-Schools participating, Chrysalis has been continuously successful in capturing the hearts of youngsters. It is also sponsored by popular brands such as Big Bazaar and Nestle.
Madras Christian College’s Deepwoods hosts a plethora of musical events such as beatboxing and live performances from various genres of music. If you think music is Deepwoods sole selling point, you will be pleasantly surprised to know of creative events such as miming and dance-offs. Deepwoods has been stealing the hearts of many since 1980 and has attracted around 30,000 youngsters from Chennai and all over India. If you need any more convincing to attend this extravaganza, know that there is also a graffiti competition!
You see an intermingling of cultures everyday but it is absolutely necessary to celebrate it. At Nexus you can expect dance competitions ranging from folk to western. These are also judged by the best personalities for the job. There is even an acapella competition – how much more creative can one get?! It is not all music either, after all why would thousands of Delhiites come to make Nexus such a great success every year? At this amazing college festival you can even participate in informal events such as ‘Dizzy Penalties’ and ‘Blindfold Makeup’.
One of the biggest cultural college festivals of Delhi, Tide, is here to sweep you away. Tide has got everything, from professional bands to dance performances of all genres to a variety of exciting events. The footfall keeps increasing each year with the most recent rendition of Tide being attended by around 8000-12000 students from all over India. There are over 30 events and workshops spread across 3 days. Even famous celebrities such as the talented Harrdy Sandhu have graced ARSD with their presence in this amazing cultural extravaganza!
One of the most popular colleges in Mumbai has been hosting one of the most popular management fests in India since 1999 – Colosseum. It is a dynamic fest that keeps growing annually in terms of its appeal towards the audience and how popular the festival is outside the college campus. It is sponsored by popular brands such as Doritos. Colosseum also invites inspirational personalities such as the motivational speaker, Gaston D’Souza. If you are curious about the cultural aspect, rest assured that there will be a wide variety of music events.
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