The reason fests are organized is so that students can get a break from their bed-to-books routine; and this is one of the popular myths. When the whole year is classified as a normal party zone, these fests are classified as a freak-out zone. For most students, at least.
Have feet; must dance. Have brains; must use. Everyday, we encounter many types of people. Most of them fall either in the first category or in the second. Here is an event being organized by IIIT, whose students are famed to be hailing from both the categories. The last 2 months have had a large number of fests in the twin cities, and this one is sure to attract the largest crowd. After all, it's IIIT. Even if you don't know who they are, they sound like IIT, and that is enough to make whatever they do, news.
With a series of events lined up and the topping of the ice cream being the celebrity event, this is promising to be a happening college event for this year. The list of all the events taking place here are: -
1. BizUnderstanding - The business quiz is going to be held on 1st Feb at noon. The prizes to be given are - Rs. 3,000 for the winner, Rs. 2,000 for the first runner-up and Rs. 1,000 for the second runner-up.
2. CQ - The IT quiz begins with the prelims on Jan 30th at noon. The finals will be held the same day at 5pm.
3. Zombie Zone - The games in which the contest is going to be held are Age Of Mythology, Need For Speed (Porsche Unleashed) and Quake 3 Arena. The prelims are going to take place at the Reliance Web World outlets in Banjara Hills and Secunderabad on Jan 28th. Prizes worth Rs. 20,000 are going to be given out.
4. Debug The e-Bug - The debugging contest examines your skill at debugging on the 31st of Jan. The prelims will be a written test followed by the online finals to be conducted on the same day.
5. Hack'In & Hack Out - The hacking contest begins at 2pm on Jan 30th.
6. Web-Sight - The website designing contest has 10pm on 28th Jan as its final online submission date.
7. Software Presentation - The contest is going to be held on Feb 1st at 2pm.
8. Paper Presentation Contest - The last day for uploading the papers is 27th Jan. The finals are going to be held on 1st Feb at 10am.
9. InFoRmAlS - Consists of competitions for the less serious but equally deserving.
1. Code Craft - The best code wins prizes from Rs. 8,000 downwards. There are other prizes such as Felicity T-shirts etc. to be won. The contest is to be held on 26th Jan.
2. Cache In - The online treasure hunt has Rs. 4,000 as its top prize. The competition will be held on 27th Jan, 4:30pm.
3. RoBoTa - The virtual gaming contest lets you write code and win prizes. The top prize is Rs. 4,000 and there are T-shirts as well to be won. The contest starts Jan 27th at 10am.
4. Sculpt - Design a game in a specified amount of time. The first prize is Rs. 4,000, the second prize is Rs. 2,000 and the third prize is Rs. 1,000. The final submission deadline is Jan 28th midnight.
5. The IKQ Cup Challenge - the IIIT Know Quest Cup is an event to interest students in bringing data mining to a common platform. The first prize is Rs. 4,000, the second prize is Rs. 2,000 and the third prize is Rs. 1,000.
1. Euphonica - The Antakshari will be conducted at 4:40pm on Jan 30th.
2. Kuch Naa Kaho - The dumb charades event has 3 members per team, and is going to begin on Jan 31st at 11am.
3. Vag Vimardanam - The debate begins at 10am on Jan 31st.
4. Nrutyanjali - The classical or folk dance event has solo and group competitions. It is going to begin at 3:30pm on Feb 1st.
5. Sur Dhwani - The classical singing competition will take place 2pm on 31st Jan.
6. Swaranjali - The light solo singing competition is going to be held in Hindi or Telugu only. It begins at 3:15pm on 30th Jan.
7. Instrumental Classical - The solo instrumental competition is going to be held on 31st Jan at 11am.
8. JAM - The Just A Minute is going to be between 4-6 players on 1st Feb, 10:30am.
9. Journo Phobia - These rapid questions will let you know what a public person feels when he is being grilled by the media. To be held at 2:00pm on 1st Feb.
10. Quiz - To be held on 1st Feb at 12:15pm.
11. WorD's-Worth - The What's The Good Word contest begins at 2pm on 31st Jan.
12. Schatzsuche - The treasure hunt begins at 5pm on 31st Jan.
13. Natakotsav - The skit competition begins at 2pm on 31st Jan.
14. Rangavallika - The rangoli making competition begins at 11am on 31st Jan.
15. CTRL-X, CTRL-V - The collage competition begins at 11am on 1st Feb.
16. BOLD Strokes - The sketching competition is an individual event, beginning at 2pm on 31st Jan.
17. ReflecZions - The two-member team face-painting competition is going to be held at 2pm on 1st Feb.
1. Harmony - The fusion nite is going to have DJs and bands from Hyderabad playing to cool down the audiences from the hectic activity of the day. The admission into this event is free for all. The concert is going to take place on 31st Jan.
2. Strings - The famed band from Pakistan that has a huge fan following here is all set to rock you. With their mix of Indian classical, Bollywood hits and Western music, this is going to be one performance that you will be sorry to miss. Get ready to be dazzled by a duo with a reputation of Duur and Anjaane. The tickets for the event are available at Archies centers throughout the city, NIFT, French N Fries, Reliance Web World at Banjara Hills, HCU and Bottles and Chimney. The price of the tickets is going to be Rs. 100. The concert is going to take place on 31st Jan.
3. Mr. & Ms. Felicity - For the beauties, without meaning to offend anyone, with the brains. This event will provide the grand finale to the fest by recognizing the participants who personalized the spirit of the event. A DJ Nite will follow the contest where the DJs of the city will play. All for you. The contest will take place on 1st Feb.
Make sure you are a part of this event, which is sure to leave more than memories behind.
For more information, please contact 2300-1967 or visit the website students.iiit.net/~felicity