From belly dancing workshops to a special DJ rink, instrument wars and beat harmonising contests, Vividh'15 promises to give students in Mumbai much to celebrate this month. With footfalls of over 30,000 students each year, the flagship cultural fest of Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal's Pravin Gandhi College Of Law is back this time with a brand new theme, Stuck in The Idiot Box.
The theme aims to provide students with a chance to celebrate all that they love about the world of TV and music. The events are broken up by category and include informals (RJ contests, photo hunt, Mr and Mrs. Vividh), fine arts (caricature making, doodle art, bag designing, comic strip workshops), management events (marketing, tax planning, crisis management), literary arts (word mythology, scrabble, spelling bee), gaming and sports (football, water sports, wrestling), workshops (martial arts, belly dancing, stand-up comedy, image consulting, filmmaking) and performing arts (solo dance, duet dance, ramp walk, beatboxing, karaoke and mono acting).


There are also special online events being held this year such as a short-story writing contest, a horror-story writing contest, photography sessions as well as lessons in how to create your own BuzzFeed. To symbolise its commitment to all things unique and fun, the fest has also chosen a new mascot this year - a golden flying unicorn. Aside from the events, there will also be a number of food, gaming and merchandise stalls available to keep everyone busy and engaged. The fest is due to be held on campus between January, 31 and February 2. To register for events visit www.vividhfest.org
Design favourites
From the most-awaited student fashion show of the year to special mentoring session for upcoming designers, Spectrum, NIFT Delhi's annual event, is back bigger and better than ever before. This year students can expect to participate in dance contests, band nights, design workshops and theatre shows. There will also be plenty of games and food on offer. WHEN: February 18 to 21 WHERE: National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi www.nift.ac.in
Start-up wars
Presented by the institute's entrepreneurship development cell, this three-round contest gives one lucky start-up a chance to win Rs 15 lakh along with a sponsored trip to visit Silicon Valley. The top 45 entries from across India will be evaluated on campus all month long. To help them make the most of this opportunity, each team will be assigned a special mentor who will coach them on their contest presentations. WHEN: February 1 to March 7 WHERE: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi www.edc-iitd.org
Business with a heart
Drishtii, Narsee Monjee College's annual management fest is more than just fun and games. From conducting painting classes for underprivileged kids on Mumbai's Carter Road to helping hearing-impaired students, the college team has been hard at work to make a difference in society. This year's fest includes a series of crime, business, dance, theatre and cultural events. The highlight, as always, will be the live music and band night. WHEN: February, 13 to 15 WHERE: Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, Delhi www.businessconclavesrcc.com
Gift of the gab
Whether you are interesting in filmmaking, writing or stand-up comedy, there's plenty for communication enthusiasts to choose from at Fest'O Comm. A hit with journalism students, the fest attracts crowds of students every year. WHEN: February 11 to 13 WHERE: Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune www.festocomm.in
Robots on a beach
Robotics, programming and electrical circuit building workshops are just some of the tasks that engineering students can participate in at Quark, BITS Goa's annual student festival. As if that wasn't fun enough, the campus is just a short drive away from the beaches and nightlife of Panaji. WHEN: February 6 to 8 WHERE: BITS Pilani, Goa www.bits-quark.org
French connection
24 top business schools, engineering institutes and universities from France will be visiting to offer career and admission advice. The country already boasts close to 3,000 Indians students. Affordable tuition fees and easy-to-get work permits after graduation make it a top study destination for many. WHEN: On till February 7 WHERE: Different locations in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chandigarh www.inde.campusfrance.org
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