The Cultural Council of the Students' Gymkhana of IIT Bhubaneswar aims at promoting the essence of culture among the students. Throughout the year, the Council puts up a variety of cultural events and workshops, spanning myriad genres of culture and helps the students to train themselves in different forms of art. The students are also provided with opportunities to test and improve themselves through inter – collegiate competitions by participating in their college festivals. The cultural calendar is best set so as not to hinder the students' academics. The Council comprises of different societies headed by their Governors and Secretaries, while the main directing body of the Council is headed by the General Secretary.
The fine arts Society of IIT Bhubaneswar brings out the creative side of the engineering minds. Established in 2008, the society has been a medium for the students to explore the alleys of creativity in the form of painting, sketching, clay modelling, craft which provides an excellent recreation to the students. The Fine Arts Society of IIT Bhubaneswar are the tech savvy Picasso and Da Vinci of our time. Their vision and imagination flows from their minds to their works and creating master pieces.
The society is a hub for creativity for everyone which brings together like-minded individuals to share their appreciation of and commitment to the arts by celebrating the festival of lights in a different way making it a special Diwali for the students of IIT Bhubaneswar. An illumination is prepared with the help of 'diyas' every year by the students which is illuminated on the night of the festival of lights. The society works with a definite administrative structure which makes the functioning more efficient.
With the enthusiastic support of all the team members, Fine Arts society continues to march ahead to serve the cultural world to the best of its ability consistently with the resources contributed by all to ensure maximum satisfaction of accomplishing targets of the society.
Dramatics society of IIT Bhubaneswar, "The Fourth Wall" was formed in 2009 with the sole motive to promote young talent. The society is a group of people who like to entertain, act and share their love on the stage. The Dramatics Society aims to create awareness about the profound knowledge on the theatrical acts among young enthusiastic students by knitting together people who are interested in the same genre of arts onto a common platform. It gives the students a path to access and appreciate theatre and also a wide exposure by participating in inter-collegiate and national fests. They engage themselves with everything ranging from comedies to serious issues and social dramas.
The Dramatics Society is the face of youth of the college as we enact and spread the message of the hour to audiences through our enlightening plays. It, being one of the active societies of IIT Bhubaneswar works for a social cause to spread awareness among people through its various nukkads and street plays every year on different festive occasions. Workshops conducted on a regular basis enhance stage presentation, voice presentation/modulation and improvise acting. It has proved out to be a great place to learn, a place to make ever-lasting friendships and to experience people at their creative best of acting.
Panacea, the literary society of IIT Bhubaneswar was strongly built on the pillars of talented people sharing a common vision. This society was formed with a dual objective of honing the literary skills of the students and having fun while at it. Panacea aims to provide students with numerous opportunities to voice their underlying opinions as well as nurturing and improving their creative skills- with a vision to eventually transform them into a wholesome individual ready to take on this world in a stride. The society has been instrumental in setting up of a reading club-cum-library, having a diverse inventory of academic and non-academic books and journals- to quench the thirst of avid readers. The institute newsletter - 'WISTAZ' is yet another initiative of the society which serves as a wreath binding together all the students of the institute.
Panacea is responsible for organising popular literary events on important international celebrations and has its own individual set of activities "LITSPREE" in the much acclaimed socio cultural fest of IIT Bhubaneswar, Alma fiesta. Panacea also conducts frequent debating sessions to improve public speaking and oratory skills of students.
Signing off, it's the apt place for book lovers and novel junk-heads!
Motto: Pens are mightier than swords and when technical minds get down to their key boards, they form the Literary Society which is mightier than any force and works to spread awareness amongst the college youth.
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
The Music Society of IIT Bhubaneswar are one of the most sought after societies. We at IIT Bhubaneswar groom the geeks of tomorrow to become the Remos and Shreya Ghoshals of their time. In the fast running world of today where 'life is a race, if you don't run fast you will be like a broken anda'; the cultural talents of the youth are undermined by the dominating academic life, we at IIT Bhubaneswar come to rescue such gifted youths. The Music Society lives by the rhythm and their passion for music is well reflected in their enthralling performances.
The Music Society of IIT Bhubaneswar is known for its versatility of harbouring talents who are skilled and interested in myriad genres ranging from classical genre to hard metal rock. We have talents playing Led Zeplin to Malahar raga. The Music Productions held every semester are a treat for whole institute.
You can't see a painter or a writer or a musician if you just look at them, but you can see a dancer in a child if they've studied ballet for a year."The dance society of Indian Institute of Technology,Bhubaneswar aims at nurturing different forms of dance and providing a platform for dance enthusiasts to join together and excel in the field of dance. It organises and funds students for their performances on various occasions and competitions on and off the campus. It has seen tremendous success in most of its previous performances and its appearance on stage is always awaited for. The dance society, for sure is a wonderful society to be a part of and the stay would be worthwhile.
The Dance Society of IIT Bhubaneswar is famous for the various dance forms and the blend of various cultures. The members of Dance Society of IIT Bhubaneswar are born from the boom-box. We lock, we pop and we groove to the tunes.We have had performances with an amalgamation of Michael Jackson, robot and b boying. The society has a culture of participating in various college fests and winning laurels.
Film reflects an experience of vision, of movement, of synchronized sound that is not limited to film and projectors. Artists in cinematography invoke the cinematic experience by going outside film technically or even combining the cinematic with other art forms. In an era not only of new media but of fusion among the arts and media, cinematography is what brings life into a idea.
With this notion of creating something new, Cinematics society of IIT Bhubaneswar was formed by a handful of artistic geeks. Cinematics was society was very active and made quite a few videos which were truly inspiring. This society even took the responsibility of being the change by creating videos depicting videos on harassments on women and piracy of films. The video on Piracy made by the society was voted as one of the best videos in a online competition. This society proved that regardless of several hindrances, perseverance, ingenuity and quality is what matters.
The philosophies weren't that mature, the intention though was pretty much the same. As 4 young brains initiated a better utilization of their time and efforts, they could but only imagine the set of events that might occur in their pursuit of success. 3 summers down the lane, situation has changed and so has the tendency of the students to join in this endeavor, an endeavor to bring forth a change; a change in the social scenario. But starting from the scratch, that too without the guidance of any, was more like battling the destiny. The planning seemed immaculate, so were the implementations; the results though defied our true intentions. The pressure to perform was soon encroaching the enthusiasm that had served until then. Although we found support amongst our peers in the form of few more helping hands, it still wasn't enough to serve the purpose. The apparent failure of the first project, meant immediate brainstorming for newer projects. Nonetheless, the interactions with the school kids were far more amazing that we had ever expected; clearing the queries, we felt more like real-life counsellors.
As we kept scribbling newer ideas, we came across the biggest slice of luck that we could ever have wished. We found a direction, and all thanks would be to Dr. Sruti Mohapatra. With her guidance, the missing links were soon put off. Our efforts now found a different channel, where we now had the option to take cues. With the first-hand experience of volunteering in a national level event as National Children's Festival, our learning curve went up exponentially. Working with Swabhimaan, brought in more awakening and realization, as in whereto we could actually play our roles, more efficiently. Further exploration of the social scenario and the major contributors in its upliftment, led us to Asha Kiran Orphanage; and the corresponding tryst brought forth the beautiful inaugural performance of Alma Fiesta 2012.
The enthusiasm by then engulfed the junior batches too. With the showering in of more responsible shoulders, a handful of projects sprang up in no time. Audio book library (an initiative to facilitate audio books for the visually challenged), modernized traffic signals to allow visually challenged people independently cross the traffic intersections, thalassemia awareness, speech to text software development besides the various donation drives, now forms the set of our activity chart.
As the evening dawns upon the founders, a promising bunch is all set to take forth the baton; and with the increasing co-operation of the Gymkhana, Souls for Solace seems all set to take a giant leap.