Friday, January 31, 2014


IISc started its undergraduate program in 2011. Even with a small annual intake, we now have some 350 UG students at IISc. With such an abundance of youthful enthusiasm, exuberance, enterprise and energy, it was only a matter of time before a major student festival came to our campus, and it's already here: Pravega.

The techo-cultural festival starts today with many different kinds of events, competitions, workshops, and pro shows over the next three days. Lots of stuff to look forward to!

I know quite a few of the Pravega team members, and I also know they have been putting in tons and tons of work for well over six months. I have also seen (perhaps a very small part of) their capacity to not only plan and organize an event of this scale, but also negotiate through the many tight spots they have faced along the way.

Here's wishing the Pravega team all the best!

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While IISc did host such fests earlier (there was Vibrations in the nineties, and Miditha in naughties), Pravega is special because of its sheer scale and because it's the first fest led by our UG students.