College festivals are an integral part of every college students life. This is the time of the year where you get to showcase your talents and compete with the best of the best from other colleges. It is also the time to de-stress and to have some fun. Given below is a list of some of the important college festivals in Mumbai.
Malhar Festival at St. Xavier’s College:
Biodata: Malhar is among one of the biggest and the most popular college fest in Mumbai. The intercollegiate festival is conducted usually in the 1st or the 2nd week of August and marks the beginning of the season of college festivals in Mumbai. Almost all the colleges in Mumbai participate in the various events at Malhar. Every year, the festival has a different theme, this year it is Malhar – Local. The festival conducts events in performing arts, literary arts and fine arts events, Street Dance being one of its most famous events, and also has various impromptu games and competitions for the audience and many interesting exhibitions and workshops. Malhar witnesses great participation and a huge audience, which makes it extremely crowded but fun.
Date: 15th – 17th August 2013.
Umang at NM College:
Biodata: Umang is the intercollegiate cultural festival of NM College. It began in the year 2000. Some of the events of this festival are, Indian Music Fest, Mr. and Ms. Umang, JAM, Management Maestro, Motion Photography, Bollywood Dance etc. It is among one of the most popular college festivals of Mumbai. Every year, the festival has a different theme, this year it is Umang – The Mariner’s Saga.
Date: 15th – 17th August 2013.
Kaleidoscope at Sophia College:
Biodata: This is the college festival of Sophia College started in the year 1985. Kaleidoscope has seen performances by the likes of Euphoria, Strings, Parikrama and Them Clones in the past.
Date: 3rd – 8th September 2013.
Mood Indigo at IIT Mumbai:
Biodata: This IIT, Indian Institute of Technology, festival is more popularly known as Moodi, and is usually held every year in December end. The festival was started way back in 1973 by a group of enthusiastic students of the college. The festival is carried out over a period of 4-5 days and conducts a host of events that are targeted towards wide range of talent, attracting almost 70,000 Students every year from over 500 colleges all over the country. The festival though held by the Institute of Technology is not only for Tech Savvy but is open for all be it musicians, dancers, orators, quizzers, actors, artists or photographers.
Date: 20th – 23rd December 2013.
Kshitij at Mithibai College:
Biodata: Kshitij is a 4 day college festival that came back after a few years gap to Mithibai college. The events at Kshitij includs competitions, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, amateur shows and professional shows. Mr and Ms Kshitij, Treasure hunt, Fashion Shows and Rock Bands Events were part of the celebrations.
Vaayu at NMIMS University’s School of Commerce:
Biodata: The first edition of Vaayu took place on February 2012. Vaayu 2 (the second edition of the festival) has come up with an interesting concept of “Youth Led Media“. The team of Vaayu 2 believes that nobody shapes public opinion like the media and encouraging and providing the youth a platform to voice their opinions about issues that they care about, is the driving force behind the festival this year.
Date: 29th November – 2nd December 2012.
Blitzkrieg at KC College:
Biodata: Conceptualized in 2002, Blitzkrieg is a K.C.College BMM initiative. This festival takes place in the month of November.
Cutting Chai at National College:
Biodata: Started in year 2008 this is the BMM fest of National College. This festival takes place in the month of February.
Lakshya at MMK College (BMS):
Biodata: The BMS students of MMK College of Commerce and Economics are in full swing to demonstrate their talent through their fest Lakshya which is going to be held for three days, starting from 28th Jan 2013.
Lakshya 2013 is going to be about something really pervasive and a soul’s voice and which is “Music”. With extremely ravishing and synchronized tunes of tasks and events, Lakshya aims to go beyond the normal vision and perform something extra ordinary with equal amount of simplicity. Never has been Lakshya repetitive and nor will it be. The events to be conducted in the festival have been designed in such a manner so to bring about innovation and application of wit at each and every step of the task.
Date: 28th – 30th January 2013.
Aahān at Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management:
Biodata: Started in the year 2011, this is the college festival of Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management. It takes place in the month of January. it aims to provide a global platform that not only entertains and educates students but also presents them with an opportunity to test their mettle. It tries to make every attempt to stand out and provide its participants with the opportunity to explore their talent and exploit their skills to the best of their ability.
Date: 15th – 17th January 2014.