Spring Fest is the annual social and cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,the pioneer of today’s elite institutions. With a footfall of more than 25000, Spring Fest is inarguably one of the largest of its kind in Asia to be organized entirely by students. What started in 1960 as an intra-college competition has now turned in to an ever-growing festival currently in its 58th edition and is scheduled from 20 th January-22 nd January, 2017.
Spring Fest conducts a multitude of events encompassing 10 genres and more than 90 events are contested among the best in India with a total cash prize worth INR 25 lakhs at stake. A splendid platform for the spectacular display of the diverse talents of today’s youth in several fields such as dance, dramatics, music, film fest, literary, fine arts, quizzing, gaming and various others, Spring Fest also has an underlying social theme, Masoomiyat: An appeal to the child in you! In addition to this, Spring Fest also plays host to Star Nights, International Carnival with international artists putting up exquisite performances, Global Music Festival, Humour Fest and Street Carnival among others.
This year, Spring Fest successfully conducted Hitch Hike, the Nationwide Prelims for four of its flagship events- Nukkad, SF Idol, Shake a Leg and Shuffle in October in seven cities across India and we fully expect record participation for the upcoming Nationwide prelims of Wildfire, our western rock-band competition in December.
A perfect blend of fun and frolic, of excitement and ecstasy, of devotion and dedication, Spring Fest is an occasion for celebration and is what brings alive the 2,100 acre IIT Kharagpur campus. It is that time of the year when students from all over come down to Kharagpur to participate in the plethora of novel events and to witness the biggest stars from India and abroad perform.