NIT Andhra Pradesh celebrates VULCANZY 2022 Annual Students Techno-Cultural Festival
This three-day event was intended to enable students to present their talents, skills, and creativity in various contests including drones, robotics, 3D Printing, coding, painting, singing, dance, music, drama, short film, and photography, among others.
TADEPALLIGUDEM : National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh, an ‘Institute of National Importance,’ celebrated its Annual Students’ Techno-Cultural Festival ‘VULCANZY 2022’ from 17th to 20th March 2022. The event was conducted in an offline mode after a gap of two years.
The objective is to provide a refreshing environment to students with forgetting struggles during COVID -19 pandemic and showcase their hidden talents and creativity in beyond academics. The students gave a range of performances, from dancing, and singing to playing musical instruments, and actively participated in many technical events. The fest brought out a fusion between technology and India’s varied culture.
The festival featured a total of 50 online events by 17 Technical & Cultural Clubs, Praayatnam, Swar Sudha, Dance and Dramatics, Painting and Photography, Literary and Debate, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell, Shreshta, AI and Robotics, Graphics Café, Nature and Value Education, Magazine, Task Force, Physical Education, Shilpi, E-Yantra, Brindavaram, Chitram and eight Departmental Associations of the Institute. This fest was successfully organized under the supervision of the Office of Dean Students Welfare and Faculty Coordinators. The event was streamed live on ‘NIT Andhra Pradesh’ Institute YouTube Channel with more than eight thousand people viewing it.
Addressing the Inaugural event, Chief Guest, Dr. Y. Sreenivasa Rao, Outstanding Scientist DRDO and Director, Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam, said, “The event VULCANZY is a complete student centric bonanza which offers interesting workshops, enthralling talks, fascinating shows, informal events and exciting competitions that marked the essence of the fest. In addition, the event provided an exposure to students at a national level. The students should balance their academics and extra curriculum activities and focus on future career plans. The Government of India is promoting a lot of platforms for the students where they can exhibit their skills and talent. I request the students to focus on indigenous Research & Development projects and contribute to the nation.”
Highlighting the festival features this year, Prof. C.S.P. Rao, Director, NIT Andhra Pradesh, said, “The VULCANZY 2022 brings a colorful and joyful weekend with lot of cheers in the student community who has endured the impact of pandemic for nearly two years. The students should focus also on culture and sports activities for good mental health and peace apart from their regular academic work. The institute campus provides comfortable facilities like Students Amenities Centre, Kalabharati Auditorium, Gym, Yoga, Indoor Sports and Outdoor Field Sports etc. NIT Andhra Pradesh is planning to conduct many more events such as Hackathons, Innovation Competitions, Startup Calls, and Industry Summit this year.”
Further, Dr. Veeresh Kumar, Dean (Student Affairs), NIT Andhra Pradesh, added, “This techno-cultural fest has also provided students an opportunity to showcase their talents through a host of events. We hope this event brought a lot of cheer to our students as well. NIT Andhra Pradesh hosts many active and dynamic clubs seeking to develop a student profile in all aspects.”
A few of the prolific clubs to list are Google DSC, (coding club), Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. In opposition to the common belief that NITS are all nerdy and miss out on fun part, NIT Andhra has cultural clubs such as D&D, Music club, L&D, P&P which look forward to developing a student’s personality and self-belief.
Fests stand for ‘Few Earn Stages to Shine’, which indeed tells us that fests provide a platform where you could enhance your socializing and communication skills. It brings students from different colleges & places under the same roof and gives them a chance to compete and interact among themselves.
Prof. C.S.P Rao, Director, Dr. P Dinesh Reddy, Registrar, Dr. Veeresh Kumar, Dean Students Affairs, Dr. Santhosh Kumar Gugulothu, Student Activities & Fests, Dr. Talari Reshma, National Inititive Mission Programs of NIT Andhra Pradesh witnessed the offline event along with other professors, students and staff.