The State-level Polytechnic Arts Festival will be held on the Sree Narayana Polytechnic campus at Kottiyam, near here, from March 13 to 16.

More than 3,000 students from 64 polytechnics across the State will participate in the event. The organisers said it was the first time that the event was being held in Kollam district.

The competitions would be held at six venues. The festival will start with a colourful cultural procession that will start at 3 p.m. and pass through the main roads of Kottiyam town.