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The upcoming fests of popular colleges located in Mumbai are always ready to offer a unique experience to participants. Apart from organising numerous events as part of college fests, these annual events play a vital role in coming up with new technologies, apps and innovations. The budget of annual fests of various colleges has also gone up year after year, and the winners and champions of various events are expected to receive attractive cash prizes.
The cultural fests in colleges affiliated to Mumbai University are mostly held in the second half of the year. These fests are a platform for students to showcase their talent and build confidence to face the world. At the backstage area as well, students gain valuable experience in organisation skills and management through these fests. Hence, they are one of the most fun ways to upskill yourself in a competitive world.
However, Mumbai is one of the worst-affected cities by the COVID-19 pandemic and this year colleges may either postpone or cancel their annual fests. This will be a sorry situation since many of these fests have been running continuously for decades. Students eagerly wait for the annual fests in Mumbai colleges to blow off some steam after a year of rigorous study.
Before analysing each fest of a college, let us have a look at the upcoming fest of Mumbai colleges, schedule and themes.
Annual Fests in Mumbai Colleges 2020
Here is the list of fests of some of the popular colleges located in Mumbai.
Name of the College
Name of the Fest
St. Xavier’s College
|Mood Indigo||December 2020||TBA|
Lala Lajpat Rai College
|Mithibai College||December 2020||TBA|
Narsee Monjee College
Some of the major highlights of these events are QR Codes registration, podcasts for promotions, high budget and international participants from countries like Russia and Egypt. It can be said that the college fests in Mumbai are improving with times.
St. Xavier’s College's Malhar 2020
Malhar, conducted by St. Xavier’s College, is one of the most popular college fests conducted in Mumbai. The fest has an incredible 35-year old legacy of being a harbinger of talent. It is the second-largest college fest in Asia. The organisation of this huge fest is no small feat either.
The organising team of the annual fest is divided into 19 departments ranging from finance and marketing to public relations and events. The 19 departments work at least 10 hours per day to devise interactive social media strategies and promotional ideas based on the current trends. The student appointed as the Vice-Chairperson of the fest also has an immense responsibility to ensure the fest's success.
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IIT Bombay's Mood Indigo 2020
Mood Indigo, the largest college fest in Asia, is a sight to behold every year. It is a 4-day festival organised by IIT Bombay in December that attracts a crowd of over 1.4 lakh students from all over the country. If that doesn't drop your jaw, the following information about the fest surely will.
Mood Indigo usually has over 200 events and students get to witness many international artists perform. Plus, the scale of participating in the fest is unbelievably large. In 2019 itself, the fest saw participation from more than 1,700 colleges. Even though they are armed to the teeth with quite a large budget, to even imagine that students help plan and execute an event of this scale at a professional level is truly astonishing.
Lala Lajpat Rai College's Tsunami 2020
The annual fest of Lala Lajpat Rai College, Tsunami is one of the longest-running management festivals in the country. The fest is being conducted for more than 20 years and has only increased in popularity and flair.
Students of the BMS course at Lala Lajpat Rai College organise the fest every year and spare no effort in ensuring that the fest is a huge success. There is usually a pre-event planned and many activities are organised to raise excitement about the fest. From using popular hashtags on social media to events conducted in large malls, there is a lot that keeps life happening and fun when Tsunami hits the town.
Mithibai College's Kshitij 2020
Mithibai College employs different marketing strategies to promote the annual college fest Kshitij. The budget of the college fest has gone up over the years, and more money is being spent paying artists to perform at pro-nites. The college also offers attractive prizes to participants.
This annual festival is also quite huge with more than 50 events and 500+ participating colleges. Events related to Photography, Gaming, Music, Dance etc. are part of this fest. It is also known for regularly hosting famous musicians and film stars.
Narsee Monjee's Umang 2020
Umang at Narsee Monjee College is another popular annual college fest in Mumbai. It is estimated that more than 50,000 students attend this college fest every year. Students from colleges in Mumbai as well as many other cities register and participate in the fest. The organising team also invites international participants from many countries.
Umang helps develop leadership skills in a student. The volunteers learn to delegate, think and motive independently. Plus, coordinating the team of 500+ volunteers is a task in itself.
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Students of these colleges are excited to witness the grand events that will see the participants from diverse backgrounds and regions. These college fests are a source of exposure and experience for students. Since students are coordinating such events, it will develop leadership skills, entrepreneurial skills, communication skills etc.
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