If you think there are no cool and hip science college fests in India, you are seriously mistaken. Science is a popular stream to choose, so naturally, the festivals hosted by these colleges will also be grand and very attractive to the youth of this country. A lot of effort is placed into these majestic festivals, with months’ worth of work poured in by extremely talented students and staff. With tons of events planned, ranging from cultural to academic, these top science college fests promise to engage and enthral people from all walks of life.
Music festivals are all the rage these days and Miranda House’s Tempest is well aware of this. Tempest is the 3-day annual cultural extravaganza that is brimming with a wide array of exciting and enthralling events and musical nights are just one of them. It invites artists from across the globe to perform for an audience which consists of people from different colleges across Delhi and all over India. If all this sounds too basic for a festival, there are many other creative events as well such as art competitions and theatrical performances, all hosted by the various talented clubs at Miranda House.
If there is one thing we need more of that would be literature festivals. Among the crowd of cultural fests, stands Mushairah – Hindu College’s annual literature festival. Youth from across Delhi and all over India flock to this literary rendezvous. This festival invites professional speakers to impart their wisdom to the youth of today. These speakers range from actors to authors to journalists. You will get to experience poetry readings by renowned poets of the country and also be able to take home with you a lot more knowledge than you would get by sitting in a classroom.
It is definitely a myth that learning and celebration cannot go hand in hand. St. Stephen’s College’s National Economics Festival debunks all such myths. It is host to events that engage and educate in a way that no textbook can. There are interactive lectures and research-based activities that will surely interest anybody. This fest is attended by students hailing from various colleges across Delhi. It also is an excellent meeting place for like-minded scholars and innovators, as the festival also invites guest lecturers from renowned institutions such as the Stockholm School of Economics.
If you are looking for an all-out celebration of culture accompanied by a lot of music, Renaissance is sure to deliver. Popular and talented artists, such as the great Amitabh Bachchan and the legendary Ghulam Ali, have partnered with Renaissance to make nights to remember. Initially only having 10 colleges participating, this festival has grown to have participants that go all the way up to the thousands. It is a cultural celebration; therefore, this is the perfect meeting place for people from all parts of India. It is not just about music either, Renaissance also hosts exciting events such as fashion shows!
Science colleges can also explore the field of business; and what better way to learn than to go to a business management fest? Chrysalis is an excellent platform not only for learning but also for celebrating culture. If you want something in the field of Human Resources, an event like ‘The Clique’ will surely satisfy you. It is not just academic; Chrysalis also hosts musical performances and competitions to satiate those who are looking for an opportunity to prove their talents. The festival has over 1500 students and over 30 B-Schools participating in the many exciting events offered.
Musical events are the best parts of Madras Christian College’s Deepwoods. A variety of genres are explored here and different styles of music are there for people with different tastes. Being a music festival is not the only thing Deepwoods excels at; there are plenty of other creative events such as miming and dance competitions. Since its inception in 1980, over 30,000 youngsters from Chennai and all over India have flocked to Deepwoods to have unforgettable experiences every year. Everyone is guaranteed a great time at this exuberant college festival!
Confluence is Hansraj College’s annual cultural fest which invites famous artists such as Honey Singh and Mohit Chauhan to give the audience a performance to remember. There are different cultural events for people with different tastes in art; there is a Kavi Sammelan for those who enjoy poetry. Confluence sees over 900 participants putting up over 80 performances every year. This festival also serves as a great hub to socialize with people outside your daily lives and also appreciate the cultural diversity within our country.
This 50-year-old college hosts an annual, all-encompassing mega-fest called Querencia. Since 2017, this amazing festival emphasizes collaboration and sharing of ideas. It is more than a festival, it is a platform where individuals come to experience, grow and leave as a different person. Querencia boasts over 2000 Christites and more from other colleges who participate in the functions of this festival every year. There are different ‘clusters’, each pertaining to a different field and having events relevant to that field. As such, Querencia provides a holistic learning experience unlike any other.
Now this one really sets itself apart; Econvista is an economics fest with an annual theme that is based on issues in the real world. The most recent iteration of this fest had a theme that gave importance to sustainable development goals to be achieved by 2030. This festival attracts talented minds from undergraduate colleges across the world and not just India. There are paper presentations which are extremely insightful and a good way of learning. Quizzes are also another great way to learn along with Econvista’s online events which are mostly competitions where you can flaunt your creativity.
LSR College has another college fest under its belt – Juxtapose, the annual academic meet of LSR’s Department of Journalism. This festival provides a platform for those in the field of academia, field and media; these are both students and professionals. This makes for an excellent learning experience as real-world issues are taken, analyzed and are even tried to be solved by the many critical thinkers who attend this college festival. Juxtapose features many creative events such as a debate and also a meme making competition – very apt for the world that we live in today.
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