The most popular college fest of town is back. To use a cliché, it's bigger and better. And that's about the only cliché about this marathon extravaganza.
Felicity is the annual cultural and technical festival of the International Institute of Information Technology. Five years old now, the festival has gone from strength to strength, and is now one of the most eagerly awaited college fests in Hyderabad. This year the fest is being held from 23rd to 25th of February at the college campus in Gachibowli.
The 3-day fest attracts students from major colleges across the country. Past editions of Felicity saw participations from from institutions all the way to the IITs and the NITs. Students from reputed local colleges like ISB, HCU, NIFT, ICFAI, OU, JNTU and the like form a major section of the audience.
Felicity '07 will have events designed to encourage participants to showcase their talents and skills. Close to 200 colleges from all over the country have been invited to participate. A range of events and activities like talks, performances and competitions have been planned to make Felicity a thumping success. Various workshops will also be held, ranging from dance and photography to gaming and web designing.
With the daytime abuzz with the technical events and other competitions, the evenings will be studded with fine musical performances and entertaining events. Each of the evenings of Felicity will include performances by some of India's favorite artists, in genres ranging from modern rock to traditional Hindustani.
On the evening of the first day, Ganesh and Kumaresh, the fascinating violin duo, will entertain with a melange of Carnatic and fusion music, followed by a street play performance by Jamghat. The second night will see students lock horns on the music stage, ranging from jazz to the ever so popular rock.
Last but not the least, the third night will have one of the most awaited competitions of Felicity, Mr and Miss Felicity. It is a competition held annually, testing the allround skills of individuals. With participation for this competition increasing every year, several fine young men and women will find it even tougher to battle for the crown.
Entertaining competitions during the days to keep the audiences rocking are:
A range of events from solo and group classical to solo and group international make up this field. Instrumental music and the good old Antakshari too add to the fun and frolic.
The range is as extensive as that of singing, from solo and group classical to solo and group international. To add to this, there are props, duets and more.
Nukkad Natak (Street Play)
Street plays have been used by revolutionaries, nationalists, social reformers and the likes to propagate ideas and bring them to the masses. Participants are encouraged to present a play in this spirit and use their creativity, talent and intellect to the best of their abilities.
Kalakshetra (Fine Arts)
A collection of activities which will keep several talented artists busy and excited - in face painting, tattoo making, rangoli, collage, poster designing etc.
Schatzsushe (Treasure Hunt)
An exciting outdoor on-campus run-around game in which the participants are to find a hidden treasure from the clues which have been strategically placed around college.
The famous BBC radio show which has now become a popular game, demands wit, humor and the ability to just talk.
A test of one's GK, current affairs and presence of mind.
What's The Good Word
Words, words and more words; What's The Good word is a popular event which makes English fun.
Having complained about the funny and unmeaningful ads on TV, try the same in a humorous way here.
To add to the above, there are events ranging from Dumb Charades and Shipwreck to a room full of chessboards, scrabble boards and the like.
The highly coveted, competitive programming contest which attracts huge participation from all over India and abroad.
The virtual share market game is a major attraction, and has students missing lunch and classes for three days.
Hack In Hack Out
Hack away, all you crackers and hackers!
D-Bug The C-Bug
A contest to debug a C-code checks how good you actually are.
One of the biggest attractions of Felicity, Zombie Zone is a collection of the most popular computer games around.
Power The Fox (Firefox Plug-In Design)
Firefox plug-ins add to the experience of browsing like never before. How good are you at designing plug-ins?
Design your own robot.
To add to this, there are plenty of online as well as on-campus technical events like Cache-In, Robota, Sculpt, The Quick And The Dead, Code Challenge, Java Jargon and Integrata (VLSI design). Other than these, a mixed bag of Catch The Clip, Voice Over, Blind Fold Sketching and many other games will keep everyone shouting and cheering. A mini film festival is also there to keep connoisseurs of good cinema happy.
For further details, please contact Venkat Rasagna at 98483-13143, Varun B at 98493-82961 or Aditya Teja at 93924-93581.