The fest season has already begun, and like each year, every fest in Delhi University (DU) has something new for students. From celebrity gigs to inter-college competitions and DJ nights, the spirit of masti has set in across the varsity... So, here we give you a glimpse of some of the most happening fests of DU. Take your pick as you go fest-hopping.
1.  TARANG (LSR) :

Tarang, the cult fest of Lady Shri Ram College for Women will officially commence on 8th February 2013. It is one of the most awaited fest of the university. Known for its elegance and creativity, their theme this year is to celebrate the 100 years of Indian Cinema with special focus of gender empowerment. Tarang will attempt to celebrate all these nuances of Indian cinema in every way possible. This year, we wish to introduce Tarang with a spectacular show. The main festival will be preceded by a ‘Prelude to Tarang’, three days long. This prelude will include performances by eminent artistes keeping in mind the over arching theme.
The registrations are open for various evens for students to take part in.

The main events spanning over 3 days include

Western music events which have Western Group Song, Battle of the Bands, Solo Singing Competition, Trio Singing Competition, and the popular AMALGAM-13

Indian Music Events i.e.- SAAZ- Instrumental Solo competition, MALHAAR- Classical Vocal Solo Competition, SWARANJALI- Semi Classical Vocal Solo Competition, SANGAM- A Group Singing Competition, SUGAM- Light Vocal Solo Competition, JUGAL GAYAN- Duet Singing Competition

Dramatics events which are Yavnika- the stage play competition, Nukkad- The Street Play Competition

Dance Events such as Mudra - Classical Dance Competition, Baila-Western Dance competition and IZRAZ-choreography event.

Film and Photography Events such as Tunnel-Vision- photography contest, Fade To Black – song and video creating competition, License to Shoot- short film contest.

And many other events like Fine Arts events, English Creative writing, Hindi Creative Writing, English Public speaking, Hindi Public speaking, Elocution and many more!


2. “NEXUS” (Sri Venkateswara College a.k.a. Venky):

The pride of the south campus Sri Venkateshwara College’s Nexus is an up-and-coming player in the run. Like every star fest this one too vaunts of celebrities and large crowd line-up. To make up for the excitement missed in the past few years last year we saw ‘Guillotine” a death metal genre band of Delhi, Advaita and Shibani Kashyap. What is to be looked out for now is whether NEXUS is able to live up to the same legacy. Their day one is composed of popular competitions such a solo and group Western Dance, Solo and duet western vocals, second with a fashion show street plays and quiz and on the third day the thrill is carried forward.

With the kick start of the festive season in DU, this is one fest you simply cannot miss! 

3. “MECCA” (Hindu):

Don’t let the name deceive you, MECCA here is synonymous to an energetic aura, moving beats, shout about and ultra- mega celebrities, the fest of this college that boasts of a star-studded alumni such as filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and actor Arjun Rampal, is indeed the Mecca of fest-hoppers!

Expected to commence on 26th February its main featured events are the music stage ranging from sufi to pop and rock-n-roll. Other events include literary events and fashion show. All this have an inconceivable number for participation and has in its name the occurrence of bands such as East India Company, Indian Ocean, Faridkot, Jal, RDB and more! This year too they plan to invite prominent names. As said by the organizers of MECCA itself, the event is meant to drench the crowd with its everlasting essence and to engross its name in golden as the best festival in the whole University of Delhi. This year they have a DJ night with performance of illustrious rock bands.

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4. “RENAISSANCE” (Kirori Mal College):

The annual cultural fest of Kirori Mal College is celebrated with much pomp and show. The three day event will be laced with a number of games, competitions, performances and culinary delights. 

The student union of KMC have done backbreaking work to make Renaissance get included in the A-Listers of fests of DU. The fact that the fest was is held at the end of the session when studies take over and everything else takes a back seat doesn’t deter the college’s students’ union from making their best efforts in putting up a great show! Right from day one to the last day, the celebration is laced with ardor with magnificent performances by their dance and music societies, and if that is not enough the crowd that beseeches for more is satiated with a scintillating performance by a well-known celebrity! The students union is already up with preparations and is taking up suggestions by all the students. 

If you want to give in your input visit their facebook page: .


If annual fests of DU were defined as myriad of events, plethora of new activities, colorful themes and soaring budgets then MONTAGE simply cannot be looked away from. Montage is usually held in the month of February but its preparations begin months before. Every year a core team is selected that plans out everything, goes to various sponsors to talk to them, advertises the fest and co-ordinates among all societies of the college. It is a team of approximately twenty members who work day and night to make the event a huge success. During the fest they can be spotted easily- a Montage T-shirt on their backs, a walkie-talkie in their hands and forever running around in college.

Street plays, classical singing, beat-boxing, rock bands, Dances, poster making, creative writing, debates, quizzes, choreography, stage plays, photography, you name it they got it, an palette of events! Besides this, there are some fun events like treasure hunt, radio jockey hunt and rangoli making and also, the trademark of every successful event, MONTAGE too has it evening attractions, the DJ night with some very prominent DJs and band or singer performances the next day. 

Not to forget the fetish for foodies are the various food stalls by leading food chains and beverages. They are days of absolute bliss for every student as no bell rings to remind them of their classes. Another feature that sets Montage apart is that unlike other college fests there is no entry fee.

All this is made a grand sensation by pure hard work of the students and has brought it in the renowned and celebrated names of the pre-eminent fests of Delhi University.

6. Reverie (Gargi):

Come to Gargi on 29th January and you shall witness a mix of  hasty excitements as the college blows the conch to beginning of the festivities in the University.

Keeping its promise of coming back with a bang, it has again lived up to the standard it sets every year. Celebrating the various faces of the new women reverie has its own set of exhilarating events which plan to start with the inauguration with showcasing dances of South India.
On 29th January the events will run in a schedule of:

·         Dramatics     
·         Group Classical Dance
·         Folk dance
·         Short Film
·         English Creative writing
·         Paper costume
·         Sanskrit recitation
·         Sanskrit natya Abhivyakti
·         Indian music (solo & duet)
·         Guess it!!- informal mime
·         Spell-o-mania
·         Choreography

Followed by the next day events which include the much popular ones such as:

·         Street play
·         Battle of band
·         Western music(solo & Duet)
·         Classical Dance (solo)

and more:

·             Hindi poetry
·            Face painting
·            Conventional Debate
·            Photography
·            Indian music- Light (solo)
·            Over Acting
·            Hindi Creative writing
·            Rangoli

and the third day which would finally to satiate the raised heart-beats the concluding day of the three-day festival shall see  the English Play of Lillette Dubey “Where did i leave my pardah” and finally Krishnakumar Kunnath also known as “KK” the celebrated singer to give popular numbers such as "Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai", “Aankhon me teri”, “Khuda Jane” and many more!

Reverie has been the pride of  south campus, and this year too it plans to do the same!


Crossroads! Officially declared as the biggest festival in Delhi university, the 37 year old creates a metaphorical buzz all over town a lot before it is about to commence. You have to be a pseudo-intellectual to miss this! 

With evens that are beyond familiar! With craze and crowd that would daze even the best of event managers, Crossroads has remained a favorite amongst sponsors and students because of its elevated scale and value oriented return. Declared as Delhi’s biggest college festival by Channel [V] – which has been corroborated by Hindustan Times, UTV Bindass, Navbharat Times, Economic Times, and Mid-Day – Crossroads is a victim of its own legacy!

Once you enter this place you completely lose yourself and submit to the craziness.

With the one-of a kind that this event is, it has its own set of events too. You can look forward to the Star night, the Rock night the DJ night, and the fashion night.

And also events that has created benchmarks for other collages to follow Rock Band Competition, LAN Gaming, Paintball, Street Soccer, Gully cricket, Mechanical Bull ride the list goes on!

With all this you’ve got to admit that with the start of the fest season we wait with bated breaths is finally here!

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