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.
"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."
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!
"अभिव्यक्ति" का अर्थ है-'खुद के विचारों को व्यक्त करना '। व्यक्तित्व के समायोजन के लिए मनोवैज्ञानिकों ने अभिव्यक्ति को मुख्य साधन माना है। इसके द्वारा मनुष्य अपने मनोभावों को प्रकाशित करता है एवं अपनी भावनाओं को रूप देता है।
भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान भुवनेश्वर की 'साहित्य समिति' अभिव्यक्ति का मुख्य लक्ष्य संस्थान के छात्रों को एक सार्थक मंच प्रदान करना है जिसके माध्यम से वो अपने विचारों, भावों एवं कल्पनाओं को संवाद, लेख, कविता, व्यंग, निबंध आदि माध्यमों में व्यक्त कर सकें । इसके साथ साथ समिति का उद्देश्य संस्थान में साहित्य के स्तर का विकास तथा लोगों में हिंदी साहित्य के प्रति रुझान को बढ़ाना भी है। समिति संस्थान में साहित्य लेखन एवं वाचन को प्रोत्साहित करने के लिये प्रतिबद्ध है तथा संस्थान के छात्रों को रचनायें लिखने के लिए हमेशा प्रेरित करती है।
प्रत्येक वर्ष समिति संस्थान में अनेक प्रतियोगिताएं जैसे वाद-विवाद, कविता-लेखन एवं प्रस्तुतीकरण, रचनात्मक लेखन, याद वतन की, संरचना गणतंत्र की, जैसे कई रोचक एवं मनोरंजक कार्यक्रम आयोजित करती है। इसके अतिरिक्त हिंदी पखवाड़ा (15 दिवसीय कार्यक्रम) के दौरान छात्र कवि सम्मलेन, मेरी कृति, आवाज़ दिल की, बस ये पल, काव्य सरिता ( कवि सम्मलेन )आदि प्रतियोगिताओं का आयोजन किया जाता है जिसमें विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताएं तथा कार्यशालायें आयोजित की जाती हैं। अभिव्यक्ति 'साहित्य समिति' की स्थापना सितंबर 2015 में हुई ।
समिति स्थापना में निम्नलिखित छात्रों नें अहम भूमिका निभाई :- संस्थापक :- विवेक प्रताप सिंह
सह संस्थापक :- अनुराग वर्मा, शशांक शेखर
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." -Bob Marley
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
""Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language."-Conrad Hall
Film reflects an experience of vision, of movement, of synchronized sound that is not limited to film and projectors. No other form of art can compete with films when it comes to depicting life. It is undoubtedly the most innovative and catchy way of presenting an idea or telling a story. Films always give opportunities to come up with something totally out of the box, to work together as a team to bring forth a change. With this notion of creating something new, Cinewave , the Cinematics society of IIT Bhubaneswar was formed by a handful of artistic geeks. Students who love deep ideas, and at the same time, not willing to wake up to the world's end unless it has some really good special effects. Apart from being the winners in film making competitions conducted by, Rendezvous-IIT Delhi, Spring Fest- IIT Kharagpur, Cinewave has gained exposure by winning national level film making competitions such as We Care film making competition. Cinewave has an active YouTube channel featuring innovative and creative videos.
Although the philosophies weren't that mature, the intention 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. As a result of that initiation, Souls For Solace- the social welfare society of IIT Bhubaneswar was established in 2012. 5 summers down the lane, the situation has changed and so has the tendency of students to join in this endeavour, an endeavour to bring forth a change; a change in the social scenario. With first hand experience of volunteering in a national event as big as National Children’s Festival, the society always strives to find new ideas and effective ways in which it can play its role more effectively towards the upliftment and betterment of the society. Souls For Solace is an integral part of the institute’s UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAN and SWACCH BHARAT ABHIYAN cells. The society works in association with NGOs such as WE4YOU and Bakul Foundation. Activities like Diwali donation drive, blood donation camp, cleanliness drive are conducted by the society throughout the year. S4S is also actively working towards making the Arugul campus polythene free by distributing and promoting the usage of paper bags. For more updates on Souls For Solace you can follow our facebook page.