Best college festivals of Mumbai

Best college festivals of Mumbai

The city of Mumbai boasts of many popular colleges known for several reasons, be it academic quality, sports, cultural activities, design, history etc. These colleges are also famous among the student community in Mumbai for the annual college festival they host. Every year, thousands of students from Mumbai and other neighbouring parts of the states participate or attend these college festivals, opening several doors for admissions, marketing, collaborations, and a lot more besides the fun.

The calendar for students who focus on honing their extra-curricular skills stays busy through the year, as colleges in Mumbai plan their events month-on-month, keeping the students and participation busy all year.

If you are a student who wishes to be a part of these college festivals, then here is the list of college festivals in Mumbai you should attend.

  • Mood Indigo – IIT Bombay
  • Malhar – St. Xavier’s
  • Kshitij - Mithibai
  • Kaleidoscope - Sophia
  • Brouhaha - Sydenham
  • Talaash, Detour, Entourage + Others – Jai Hind
  • Umang – Narsee Monjee
  • Tatva Moksha Lakshya - SIES
  • Pratibimb - VJTI
  • Technovanza - VJTI

Mood Indigo: Touted to be the biggest college festival in Asia, IIT Bombay’s Mood Indigo, is one of the most popular festivals among the students across India. Over the years, the organisers of Mood Indigo have invited several music bands, celebrities and personalities to be a part of the extravaganza. The event is held in December every year and witnesses a footfall of more than 1.5 lakh students each year. For more details:

Malhar: St. Xavier College’s annual festival, Malhar, is known for several reasons. The second biggest college cultural fest of Asia includes events for various departments like Literature, Performing Arts, Fine Arts and more. Malhar is also famous for its forum called ‘Conclave’ which has seen the presence and participation of various business and national leaders like Naseeruddin Shah, Suresh Prabhu, Amish Tripathi, Anu Aga and others. Held in the month of August every year, the festival is held for 3-days. For more details:


The students of Mithibai college every year organise a four-day festival, Kshitij, which has around 50 events for the participants. Besides the activities, the festival is known to contribute to the betterment of the society. Keeping this aim in mind, the organisers plan a marathon, where the first was held in 2012 called the ‘Green Run.’ The team also planned India’s First Swachhathon in 2018 and 2019. For more details:


Sophia College for Women every year organizes Kaleidoscope or K-Scope, an inter-college cultural festival usually held in September. of. Set against the backdrop of the historical Sophia College building, the activities at the festival include everything from music, literature, informals, sports, photography and a lot more. The highlight of the festival every year is the finale which includes a grand music concert and Ananya, a two-day college fest based on social themes.


Brouhaha, the five-day college festival in Mumbai is organized by the popular Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics. Started in 1985, the Cultural festival over the years has gained popularity due to history and now includes a list of activities. Brouhaha is held in the month of December.

Talaash, Detour, Entourage + Others

Churchgate’s Jaihind College is one of the few colleges in the city which hosts many festivals for various departments of the college. Some of the popular festivals are Detour (Mass Media Festival), Entourage (Cultural, Sports and Academic Events), SHOUTT (Dramatics), Arthanomics (Economics Festival), Talaash (Management Festival), Kani (Creative Fest), and the Advertising Festival.

Umang – Narsee Monjee

Umang is the inter college cultural festival of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (NM College). It is estimated that around 50,000 visitors attend the NM College festival making it among the more popular college festivals in Mumbai. Events at Umang include Music (including concerts), Fashion, Fine Arts, Stand-Up Comedy, Dance, Photography, Film Making, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Sports, Gaming, Literary Events, Improvisation Events, Informal Events and Management Events. Umang 2016 has over 60 events; its dates clash with St Xavier’s Malhar College Festival. In addition to Umang, NM College holds another annual college fest called “Drishti”, where the focus is on management events.

Tatva Moksha Lakshya

Tatva Moksha Lakshya by SIES Graduate School of Technology is a 3-in-1 college festival, organized by the departments of Technology (Tatva), Cultural Events (Moksh) and Sports (Lakshya). The highlight of this event is the scale of the festival and the finale which ends with a Rock Show. Besides this, the college is also known for Cognition - a three-day Technical Festival.

Pratibimb + others

Organised by Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Pratibimb is a three-day annual cultural festival. One of the days of the festival is for college students only and two days are open to other colleges. The events at this festival include Debate, Quiz, Sports, Theatre, Mr. and Ms. Pratibimb, Stand-Up Comedy, Management Games and more. Besides this, the students of the college also organise techno-management college festival called Technovanza, Marathi cultural festival called Rangawardhan and a sports fest called Enthusia.

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