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Campus Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering hosts ‘Cult a way’, its annual techno-cultural fete from March 7 to 10

‘Cult a way’, the annual techno-cultural festival of Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Pappanamcode, begins on March 7. It promises to be a festival to remember with contests and programmes that are engineered to win over tech-savvy students who can carry a note or shake a leg.

While the technical competitions are on the college campus on March 7 and 8, the cultural contests are at Nishagandhi open-air auditorium from March 9 to 10.

The mood is upbeat with three big bands giving their first ever performance in Kerala as part of ‘Cult a way’. Pentagram, featuring Vishal Dadlani, Shiraz, Papel and Randolph, performs on March 8 , Divine Connection, the winners of MTV Rock On concert hailing from Nagaland, takes the stage on March 9 . Agnee, the Pune-based rock band comprising K. Mohan, Koco, Hrushikesh Datar, Among Jamir, Aditya Pushkarna and Sanket Sane will perform on March 10 . These concerts, expected to begin at 7 p.m., are at Nishagandhi auditorium and the tickets are priced at Rs. 150.

“Earlier the fete was organised by different branches. It’s been three years since this became an all-college affair. And we are excited about bringing down these big bands for the first time to Kerala,” says Abiram Suresh, a final year student of the college.

Imaginatively named competitions in the technical contests’ segment include Robosoccer, project competition, paper presentations, sci-fi deconstructs (contestants have to explain the technology behind a particular sci-fi movie after seeing a clip), Photoshop editing, circuit designing, online puzzle video game, bio-quiz, crime scene investigation game, making models out of junk, automobile events, web app development, code debugging, maths puzzle quiz and much more.

Among the cultural events, are contests in fashion shows, mehendi designing, street play, mime, singing (group and solo), dancing, dumb charades, debate and short films.

“We’ve been holding a host of activities as a run-up to Cult a way, starting with campus decoration based around the theme of the fete, ‘Make the change’,” says Sachin Govind, another student of the college. A picnic with autistic children, open forums and awareness programmes about plastic recycling were the major programmes.

Another highlight is a food festival at Suryakanti grounds on March 9 and 10. Twelve counters would be put up by popular joints. Tickets are available at Ambrosia outlets and Baskin Robbins at Kowdiar. Online booking atwww.cultaway.org. Contact: 9809913866, 9400490647 or 8129405110.

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