As the annual, two-day, inter-faculty fest, Akaira draws the attention — and the enthusiastic participation — of students from across the university. It gives them a chance to showcase their talents, prove their mettle, and interact with students from different programs and different years.
The Directorate of Student Affairs, faculty coordinators, campus leaders and student volunteers come together to meticulously plan and organise every aspect of the fest. With over 30 on-stage and off-stage events, the fest offers something for everyone, including students from other universities and institutes.
Over the years, the fest has grown to become the highlight of the year for many students, who eagerly look forward to participating in the numerous fun activities and events.
Held on 16th and 17th of March, Akaira 2018 saw participation from around 2500 students.
The fest included a number of off-stage events like Rangoli, Nail Art, Face Painting, Sketching, Collage Making, Best out of Waste, Cooking without Fire, Minute to Win It, Taboo, Photography, Scavenger Hunt, Short Film Making, Flower Arrangement and Pictionary.
Some of the on-stage events included the Fashion Show, Dance Competition, Singing Competitions, Mad Ads, Antakshari and Sell a Product.
The fest was inaugurated on the morning of 16th March by renowned actor, director and producer, Shri S Shivaram.
The valedictory function was held on the evening of 17th March. Mr Tushar from FET welcomed the gathering while Ms Pranitha from FPH introduced the Chief Guest, Mr Saad Khan, a film director. The Guests of Honor for the valedictory function were Dr V Madhavan, Dean of FPH, Prof. Aby Mathew, Dean of FHMCT, and Dr Arulanantham, Dean of FET. Mr Sanandan from FAD and Ms Priyanka from FDS shared their experience of Akaira 2018. This was followed by prize distribution. The valedictory function concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr Puneet from FHMCT.
The fest ended with a bang — a DJ Night that all the students had been eagerly looking forward to.
Akaira 2017 was celebrated on 10th and 11th March in the Peenya Campus. The fest was inaugurated by legendary director, producer and actor, Dr Bhagwan.
The fest had a total of 34 events, including events like Rangoli, Sketching, Collage Making, Cooking without Fire, Minute to Win It, Singing Competitions, Pictionary, Debate, Quiz, Photography, Best out of Waste, Nail Art, Face Painting, Short Film Making, Flower Arrangement, Creative Writing, Dub Smash, Essay Writing, Mannequin Challenge, Quiz, Rebuttal, Scavenger Hunt, Sell a Product, Street Plays, Taboo, Antakshari, Fashion Show, Air Crash, Dance Competitions, Mad Ads, Adapt to Tune and Beat Boxing.
The valedictory function was held on 11th March. The Guests of Honor were Ms Priyadarshini, renowned playback singer, and Mr Mahesh Mahadev, well-known music composer and music director.
The day ended with a DJ Night event, which all the students thoroughly enjoyed.