When you are entering college life after your high school, it means you are entering in a new world. It’s also a first step towards the future, career and upcoming opportunities. College life means new friends, attending lectures and making lots of memories. Sometimes, people mass bunk classes to participate in a movie or to hang out with friends. All these processes are part of growing up, a part of entering the adult phase of life, a part of life where you take the first step towards decision making.
Apart from studying in college, college days are also fun during the college fest, where you explore the new sides of you and make new friends from other faculties, get to know each other, relax from long lectures. The college fest is usually of three to four days with several events by the students themselves. Sometimes, celebrities and the well-known band also perform on the final day of the event make it more memorable.
Here is the list of some interesting events which can be included in college fest:
1. LAN Gaming
Nowadays many institutes, especially the management colleges, hold this LAN Game in their fest. Also, a popular youth TV channel holds LAN Gaming. This could be interesting for the new Gamers. In LAN gaming, you have to compete with other team and beat them for a win. This can be either in a group or between two players. There are a series of rounds in which the players with the highest score will be the winner. Several institutes can participate either as a team or an individual. LAN gaming sounds interesting for new generations.
2. Robo Games
Apart from LAN Gaming, Robo games is another event that growing popular in the college fest and events by the new generation. There are several events like Robo War, Rober Soccer, Robo Kadabbi etc, where students from other institution also participate and compete with each other. Students usually made the Robot and its skills are tested against the competition to each other.
3. Poetry writing and recitation
This is best for students who want to pursue their career in writing, also for all those people who have the hidden talent of poetry writing or recitation. This is also one of the popular events among students, to showcase their talents. Other institution will also send participants and they compete with each other in the poetry writing and reciting competition. This will be a most creative event.
4. Face Painting
The face painting competition is also one of the popular and creative events of the college fest. Not only in college, nowadays several schools hold this face competition. Here the participants are work on different themes and compete with the participants of other institution. There are several themes like horror, fantasy, animal, characters, abstracts among several others to choose from.
A great event and competition to organize for the future programmers where several institutes can come together and compete with the student of other institution. It involves problem-solving and algorithmic thinking of the students. The students will involve in problem-solving or debugging. The students participating in the competition will be given time to solve the maximum errors in limited time.
6. Marketing and Selling
Students have to show their marketing skills in these events. Specially designed for business students. Here all the participant will be given a certain number of the particular product to sell at a certain price and they have to sell them to the random people or guests or convince them to buy the product. At the end of a certain time period, the sales will be calculated and the winner will be decided. This is innovative as well as make student ready for a career.
7. Story Writing Competition
Here all the participants will be given a few lines and they have to form a whole story of around 2000 to 3000 words. The genre can be different, from same lines the story can be horror, romance, comedy and tragedy and the judge will decide whose story has created an impact on the mind. Regardless of stream, any students with the enthusiast in reading and writing can participate in this competition.
8. Short Film Making
Here the students will have to make one short film based on social issues or issues which have an impact on society or giving a social message. Here the other institute can compete with each other. The student can generally form a group to make a team for film making. All the film will be shown in a special slot or screening during the fest and the jury member will decide the best film and rewarded the team. This can be also done regardless of stream and specialisation of students.
9. Young Scientists and Innovation
This could be of special interests for the young minds and future scientists. In these events they have to showcase their innovation either individually or as a team. Like, they will invent or build special items which may be helpful for the environment, energy resources or for agriculture or deprived section of the society. In a special exhibition, they will showcase their talent and inspire others.
A special exhibition can be arranged for people who are specialized in handicrafts to showcase their talent during the fest. Here the items can range from various things and the crafts material can be of any things like woods, bamboo, plastic, clothes etc. The innovation of the students should be encouraged and there can be exhibition cum sale can be organised for the students to encourage them.
11. Online Event
Nowadays most students like the online event and many institutions have held online events during their fest. Some of them are through apps like musically, dub-mash. Other online events include HackerRank contest where you can compete with other developers. There are also contest on memes of the internet. In the growing popularity of digitisation, the online event is interesting in the fest.
12. Cultural Competition
For the young generations who have the talent and special skills. The cultural competition can be of solo and group, or can be western and classical or can be folk or modern in case of singing and dancing. There can be also a separate section of musical instrument playing and also for DJ competition and rap making. Apart from winning the competition, this event can be surely fun and entertaining.
13. Fun games
Fun games can be organised during the cultural fest. Also, these games will be more entertaining. These can be fun as well as entertaining where the students can compete with each other as a group or individuals. Games like paintball, dart throwing, shooting the target, musical chairs can be fun. There are also games like a treasure hunt or solving the case or puzzle can be organised during the college fest.
14. Fashion Show
The fashion show is a popular college event not only for the aspirant designer or the model but for anyone who has an interest in this field. This can be innovative like including themed fashion or include makeup and nail Art along with with fashion show as nowadays these are emerging industry. A fashion show can also be a role-play during this event, where students will portray various roles of famous personalities.
15. Culinary Contest
For the aspirants master chef and chef in making, this can be a popular event of hotel management institutes and also other colleges and students pursuing other courses. This is a fun event that will bring out the hidden talent of cooking and culinary arts of the students and the participants can compete as individuals in different categories of cooking like main-course or desserts etc. There also a reward for innovation and presentation.
Debate on certain topics on various issues can be included in the fest. It is not only fun, but also informative along with brainstorming for the students. This can be made innovate like Model United Nation or the Youth Parliament during the fest where student discusses issues and policies of the government. These can be arranged as a team or as individuals from different institutions.
17. IT Quiz
IT Quiz can be arranged for students to increase their technical knowledge. Here also the several colleges and institutions can come and form a team and compete with each other. The mentor will prepare a set of questions for the participants and the participants of the team with the highest score can be the winner. This could be actually fun as well as productive for the students to increase their knowledge.
18. Engineering Field-based events
There are several events which can be organised in Engineering colleges or institution for the students. This is also fun and productive. Nowadays college arranging several events related to a different field of engineering. like mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, IT, electronics, biotechnology and the modelling, coding and innovation, building, designing, cracking are based on respective fields.
This can be useful for college students as well as the general public. During the fest, a group of students can visit some area and spread awareness about various topic related to a social issue, sanitation, government policies, environment etc. Or can be of traffic or pollution in urban areas. This may not be a competition or event, but can be really useful as students get some time to involve in social issues during fest days.
20. StartUP Event
The StartUP is the new trend in India and the world where everyone wants to be their own boss than be a regular 9 to 5 employee. Here the participant has to come up with innovative start-up ideas, case study, profit, impact, market, realistic, futuristic ideas and make all feasible survey and have to make a presentation in front of the jury.
They have to face question and defend themselves. The best startup will get rewarded.