Trip down memory lane

Kuruksastra is one of the premier college level events in South India, and is hosted annually by SASTRA University. The fest boasts of a collection of highly competitive events, each set to the taste and interest of various performers, with each event being judged by top notch artistes of the related fields.
Over 150 colleges from around the country come together for this three day extravaganza, and one winner gets to take home the prestigious rolling trophy of Kuruksastra.
It's not just about the events and prizes at Kuruksastra, the fest also brings with it a wide range of workshops in various fields and tops everything off with brilliant Proshows by the top talents of the country.

The dreams of its founding fathers took shape in 1984 in the form of Shanmugha College of Engineering which is now renamed, SHANMUGHA ARTS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and RESEARCH ACADEMY [SASTRA]. It has carved a niche for itself as a Centre for fostering and developing the body, mind and sprit of its students. SASTRA is totally committed to this three-fold flowering of the students entrusted to its care. Our blend of academic excellence and real world experience with moral values has earned SASTRA national recognition. A sprawling campus housing a built-up area of over 30,00,000 square feet and a vibrant population of over 10,000 students and over 700 teaching faculty have made SASTRA a landmark in the educational map of India. SASTRA offers various undergraduate and post graduate courses in Engineering, Science, Education, Management, Law and Arts besides various Doctoral programmes and has state-of-the-art laboratories, a well stocked library and one of the best computing facilities. With an ideal teacher-taught ratio, we strive for academic excellence through personalized attention. The mechanism established to support and monitor the student's progress assure success and satisfaction. Since its inception SASTRA has achieved national standing in terms of academic performance, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and also in its growth and commitment to social service. The standard of excellence of our courses is reflected in the grades awarded to us by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and in the success of our students in industry and academia, both in India and abroad. SASTRA shapes its students' future by fostering a teamwork approach to instruction, encouraging interaction with faculty, providing access to high-tech information, motivating them to develop new ideas and concepts, taking personal interest in students' career development and preparing them for success. SASTRA has an ethos of its own, different from others. At a time when altruistic ideals and civic interests seem to have given way to power goals and heightened interest in materialism, SASTRA presents a holistic approach to personal and professional growth. SASTRA moulds its students in such a way that their endeavours and interests transcend traditional boundaries. They do not seek to maintain status quo nor settle for observing change; they rather hope to be powerful instruments of change using their dynamic verve to make their contributions to the world .

Each edition of Kuruksastra comes with a theme, and each theme brings with it a completely fresh perspective to the events! Kurukastra has never stagnated in the quality of performances, with each edition overtaking the previous ones with respect to the talent and fierce competitiveness.
KS events are finely crafted and planned out to ensure that, there are opportunities for every type and nature of performers. The collection of events encompass Dance, Music, Arts, Theatre, Cinema and Literary events in four different languages- English, Hindi, Tamizh and Telugu!

Cultural extravaganza. Masti. Entertainment. We bring it all together in one place, with three evenings of unabashed celebration. The proshows of Kuruksastra have spelt out fun and festivity for the past nine years, and have only gotten grander with each passing edition.
The biggest Stars and celebrities from the Industry have taken the KS stage so far, including Shankar Mahadevan, Benny Dayal, Karthik, Rajesh Vaidhya, Stephen Devassy, and Shaktishree Gopalan.
The focus has always been on pure entertainment, for a very enthusiastic crowd. And the best part being, they are completely free shows even if it's by the biggest names in the country!

Our endeavour to provide the best possible fest also brings with it, a self created responsibility.
Kuruksastra has its own Social Responsibility wing, which ensures that the people who are not gifted enough to have the grandest life possible, do not miss out on it.
Upahaar is our contribution towards making the world slightly better for the people around us. The team has successfully provided for the needs of the underprivileged by utilizing resources acquired through ticketed performances of the cultural team and SASTRA University.
The Upahaar team lends a helping hand in several areas such as education, food provision for the needy, disaster relief, partnerships with homes for the old, and assistance to those affected by physical and mental health issues.

    Accommodation will be provided at a cost of Rs.150 per day + caution deposit of Rs.100 per participant.
  • Online registration for accommodation is compulsory
  • As we have limited accommodation, it is provided on first come first serve basis. Request for individual rooms during allotment will not be entertained. You might have to share the accommodation facility with other participants from other colleges
  • Lock & key will be provided 
  • Accommodation will be provided from 9:30 pm on 24/03/2016 till 5:00 pm on 27/03/2016.
  • The desks will be closed during the pro-shows, that is, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. No registrations or vacating procedures will be entertained during the above mentioned time on all days. Participants are requested to plan accordingly
  • Possession and consumption of alcohol, narcotics, drugs, or cigarettes in the University premises is strictly prohibited. Violation will result in severe action
  • Any damage to the University property will be fined. The fine amount will be collected from all the participants on a shared basis
  • We are not responsible for any loss of valuables, luggage or any other belongings of the participants
  • We wish you a pleasant stay and request you to cooperate with the security officials and the organizers
  • College/University ID card is mandatory to enter the campus and to participate in the events. Participants are requested to carry the participant tag provided by the university during their stay in the campus
  • You are requested to maintain a decent dress code during your stay within the campus
(online registration compulsory)

24th March

Host Show

Kick starting KS'16 will be SASTRA's very own music team playing a medley of songs that have won them accolades at events like IIT's Saaarang and NIT's Festember. The SASTRA Music Team has made a name for itself through performances that enrapture audiences and showcase their musical acumen.

25th March

Choreo Nite

Teams from various colleges vie for a chance to showcase their moves with choreographed dance performances at kuruksastra. The selected few who make their cut will get to ascend the big stage on choreo nite, to battle it out and emerge victorious all the while providing a magnificient spectacle for the audience !

26th March

Instrumental Nite


  • Naveen
  • Deepak Pandit
  • Akash Singh
  • Siddharth
  • Keith Peters
  • Ojas
  • Sanjeev Thomas

27th March


This year's Pro-Nite will feature Vijay Prakash, Darshan Doshi, Leon James & band who will delight the audiences by bringing to the stage their own brand of unique and diverse musical fusion !

Group Dance Non Theme - Choreo Nite

Dancers are said to be God's own athletes, sweating out hard just to experience the unison between the rhythm of the heartbeat, music and the feet. Are you one of those crazy souls with a passionate crew? Then sweat out a bit more and show us your best routines. Set the stage and your heart alight with your most comfortable styles of dance. Battle it out on the Choreo Nite, against some of the best dance crews, showing the world why your crew is the best combo of God's most favorite athletes!


  1. 1st round is video prelims. Send the youtube link of your latest performance to on or before March 20,2016
  2. On 25th morning, there will be another prelims and the shortlisted teams will be allowed to perform on stage
  3. Each team is given a time slot of 8 minutes including empty stage to empty stage and inclusive of announcement of theme
  4. Number of participants per team is 6 to 30 with a maximum of 2 back stage helpers
  5. Only one team per category is allowed per college
  6. Each team must submit a bona fide certificate for all the participants of the team signed by the head of their institute
  7. Fire, water and other properties that can damage the stage are strictly not allowed. No indecency during performance will be entertained
  8. Band members should have a valid college ID and members of one band cannot play for another.
  9. All team members should have their college id cards
  10. Copied routines will not be entertained
  11. Judges’ decision is final
  12. During the performance, team members are responsible for their belongings

Dual & Trio dance


If you are a lover of dance and yet find it challenging to go solo on stage, find a partner, sync your mind and moves to your favorite tunes and grab this opportunity to showcase your treasure of talent, in the Dual dance event of Kuruksastra 16', coming up very soon. Enchant us with your moves and overcome your hitches and create an identity with your partner as the best pair of dancers!

  1. 2 or 3 participants in a team
  2. Time limit is 2-3 minutes.
  3. Participants should prepare their own music track and perform
  4. Free to dance in more than one style

Solo Dance

Dance is music made visible to eyes. Have you got the flair to make this happen and dance the night out in parties? Here's your chance to groove to some of the most famous tunes, on the spot, right out of your head and turn it into the viewer’s delight! Participate in the solo dance event of Kuruksastra 16', express yourself on stage as you would in your shower and spread the music to the world as a visual treat!

  1. Only one participant can participate at a time
  2. Maximum time limit is 2 minutes
  3. Dj will play three different songs continuously one after the other for 40 seconds each and the participant must dance for it
  4. Judgment will be based on how much you entertain the audience.


Do you miss your color filled childhood? The crayons, sketch pens and color pencils being your best buddies. Never mind... Again you will hold them in your palm. For it is a sketching with a twist, so don't keep calm !!!



Lantern making (Glow color)

A splash of color and a spark of light; Let your imagination light up the festive night.

  4. 2 person per team

Poster making (Posterize)

Create a riot of colors and words, let your masterpiece spell your thoughts aloud.


Glass painting

When we look through it we call it a spectacle;
When we drink from it we call it a goblet;
When we see us it we call it a mirror;
What do we call it when we paint on it, a masterpiece!!!
Here is a chance to create one!!


SAND ART (Marvel Outta Gravel)

One need not go ashore to have fun making sand castle, because you will make a marvel here, in your own place, far away from the shore! Don't miss it!!

  4. 3 person per team

Online Art Event - GALLERY

Express your flavour for art through our gallery event. We give you an oppurtunity to exibit your marvellous masterpieces...


Synchrotune - Eastern Band Event

Kuruksastra's battle of bands, where the best bands gear up with their tunes and fancy the hearts of the audience. Prove that your symphony can outclass any other, your melody is beyond imagination and that you can dish out beats to keep our feet tapping!

  1. A band should consist of minimum 4 and maximum of 13 members. The event is exclusively for college bands and the participants of a band can be from different colleges.
  2. Each band will be given an on stage time of 20 minutes (17+3) including sound-check time. Bands should perform songs only in Indian languages
  3. Programmed beats/metronome/sequencing /arpeggiators/samplers are not allowed and bands using these will be disqualified on the spot
  4. Bands will be judged based on versatility, adherence to time limit and tightness of the performance on stage
  5. Original compositions by bands will fetch extra points.
  6. Individual prizes will be given for the best vocalist and best instrumentalist
  7. The judge's decision will be final
  8. Band members should have a valid college ID and members of one band cannot play for another
  9. Bands are expected to bring their own instruments and no instruments other than a standard piece drum kit, which will be provided
  10. Participating bands should send their details along with a YouTube link of their performance to

Carnatic Solo

Down the memory lane we travel through the purity and divinity of Indian classical music. With no instruments, simply nourish your rendition with bhaavam, raagam and taalam to carry the audience through an aesthetic experience of pure joy.

  1. Participants have to perform a Carnatic or Hindustani piece only
  2. Each Participant will be given an onstage time of 8 minutes
  3. Accompaniments are not allowed
  4. Ragam, Neraval, Kalpana Swaram will fetch extra points to the participants. A Shruti Box will be provided during the event
  5. The Judge's decision will be final
  6. The Registration for the event will be on the spot
  7. Participants should have a valid college ID

Solo instrumental

Music is a universal language! Greats like late Pandit Ravi Shankar, Jordan Rudees, Guthrie Govan, Flute Ramani, Ustad Zakir Hussain and many others have never needed words to touch their audiences. This is a marvelous opportunity for you to make your instruments do all the talking for you!

  1. Each participant is given a time limit of 8 minutes onstage
  2. Non-Classical and Classical categories will be separate. Each of the categories will have separate judgment for percussion and non-percussion
  3. The Judge's decision will be final
  4. Film songs played as instrumental is strictly not allowed
  5. The Registration for the event will be done on the spot
  6. Participants should have a valid college ID

Western Solo

Kuruksastra gives you this splendid opportunity to get out there and win hearts with your vocal talent. If you think you are a perfect combination of soul and power, then come and add your magical vibrations to the stage that awaits your performance.

  1. Participants will be given a maximum of 5 minutes on stage including stage set up
  2. They can use karaoke or 1 accompaniment is allowed
  3. Judges decision will be final
  4. Participants should have a valid college ID card
  5. Registration for the event will be on spot

KS Idol

Do you think you have it in you to become an Indian music idol? A unique identity in the vast nostalgia of singers? This is indeed the event where the best vocalists compete through different challenges for the crown of the best singer - The KURUKSASTRA IDOL!

  1. The event will consist of multiple rounds
  2. Participants can perform songs from any Indian movie or album in the first round
  3. The participants will be informed about the other rounds on the spot
  4. All the participants are expected to be prepared with 3 or 4 songs in different genres
  5. The Judge`s decision will be final
  6. Event registration will be done on the spot
  7. Participants should have a valid college ID

Bas Ek Pal  –  Hindi  JAM

Come show us that you can fill the unforgiving minute without “repetition, hesitation or deviation”. For all the Grammar Pandits out there, here’s your chance to show ’em it’s all about “bas ek pal"

Geet Gaatha Chal - Antakshari

Baithe, baithe, kya karein? Karna hai kuch kaam, Shuru karein Antakshari, leke Unmaad ka naam! Presenting the ageless „desi„ game of Antakshari, and here`s serving it with a twist to spice it up. If you`re mad about Bollywood or have a playlist that`s large enough to play for days on end, we`ve got just the event for you. From bathroom artists to stage performers - anyone who has a song for every occasion is invited. So shed your inhibitions, refresh your memory, and grab your claim to fame at Unmaad

Bombay Talkies - Hindi Drama

Are you an entertainer? Do you wish to taste the glory of a dramebaaz. Unmaad presents `Bombay Talkies` - a platform to show us the comedian, the actor, the performer inside you. Sign up and release that energy bursting inside you. Get crowned as the biggest nautanki and dramaqueens.

Aamne Saamne - Debate

Charcha aadhunik vishyon par aur apni tipni pradhan kare...One simply needs clarity in thought and arguments to ace this event. Argue away!

Mahan Bharath - India Quiz

Do you know about our incredible India? Do you know about its past , present and future? If the answer is yes, you have what it takes to call yourself mahaan bhartiya.

Unmaad - Fun Event

Unmaad proudly present before you, `Udaan`. If you can perceive a picture, absorb the mood and reflect your thoughts, well you are a contender for the throne! Let your words breathe passion and passion pronounce your heartbeats. Take inspiration from the image and be at your creative best for this competition!

Baabu Samjho Ishaare - Dumb-C

The sound of silence could never have felt this good..what with flailing hands and frantic gestures, we assure you a riot of fun in this wildly popular battle. Simple Hindi mai bole toh "babu samjho ishare"

Tuti Futi Waani- Extempore Dumb-C

Can you think on your feet! If yes then tag along..

சொற்போர் - DEBATE

போர்க்களம் உங்கள் முன்னே தீட்ட வேண்டியது வாள்முனையை அல்ல..
உங்கள் நாமுனையைத் தான்..
ஆம்! இது ஒரு சொற்போர்க்களம்!!!

  1. தனிநபர் பேச்சுப்போட்டி
  2. போட்டிக்கான தலைப்பு போட்டி நாளன்று தரப்படும்
  3. முதல் சுற்று தனிப்பேச்சாகவும் இரண்டாம் சுற்று கருத்தரங்கு வடிவிலும் அமையும்
  4. பிறமொழி கலவாத எளிய தமிழ் நடை போதுமானது
  5. நடுவரின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது.

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தமிழாட்டம் – TAMIL QUIZ

வினாக்களுக்கு உங்கள் விடையை
அளித்திடுங்கள் வினாடியில்..
இது தமிழ் கொண்டு ஆடும் ஆட்டம்...!

  1. அணியாகப் பங்கேற்கும் தமிழ்ப் போட்டி
  2. அணிக்கு இருவர்
  3. தகுதிச்சுற்று தமிழ் சார்ந்த பொது வினாக்கள் கொண்ட எழுத்துச்சுற்று
  4. இறுதிச்சுற்று வினாடி வினா வடிவில் அமையும்.
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எழுத்தோவியம் – CREATIVE WRITING

கற்பனைத் தேரில் சிந்தனையைப் பூட்டி,
நீங்கள் சொல்லும் கதையும் உணர்வும்
இங்கே எழுத்துக்களால் வண்ணங்கள் கொள்ளட்டும்..
உம் எழுதுகோல் ஈன்ற எண்ணங்கள் அரங்கேறும் மேடை இது!


  1. தனிநபர் பங்கேற்கும் போட்டி
  2. கதை நயம், கற்பனை திறன், தமிழ் ஆளுமை – இவற்றைச் சார்ந்து ஒரேசுற்றாய் அமைந்திருக்கும்.
  3. சூழல்/தலைப்பு போட்டி நாளன்று வழங்கப்படும்

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கவித்தோப்பு – POEM WRITING

உங்கள் கவிக்குதிரையின் ஓடுகளம்,
சாஸ்த்ரா அமைத்துத் தரும் ஆடுகளம்,
உங்கள் கவிதைகளுக்கேற்ற பாடுகளம்!!!

  1. நேரம் 45-60 மணித்துளிகள்
  2. போட்டி நாளன்று தலைப்பு கொடுக்கப்படும்
  3. படைப்பின் தாக்கம், நடை, அமைப்பு ஆகியவை மதிப்பிடப்படும்
  4. நடுவர்களின் முடிவே இறுதியானது.
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சினிமாப்பட்டி - CINE QUIZ

நடிக்க ரஜினி வேண்டாம்; மறக்க கஜினி வேண்டாம்!
நகைக்க நாகேஷாகத் தேவையில்லை;
பறக்கக் குருவியாகத் தேவையில்லை!
கமலை நேசித்த உள்ளம்; கனலை யோசித்தால் போதும்!
கலைஞனாய் இருத்தல் ஆடம்பரம்! ரசிகனாய் இருத்தல் அத்தியாவசியம்!!.

  1. அணிக்கு மூவர்.
  2. தகுதி சுற்றில் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்படும் அணிகள் மட்டுமே இறுதிப் போட்டியில் கலந்து கொள்ள அனுமதிக்கப்படுவார்கள்.
  3. மொழிமாற்றம் செய்யப்பட்ட படங்களில் இருந்து கேள்விகள் கேட்கப்படமாட்டா.
  4. தமிழ் சினிமா சார்ந்த கேள்விகள் மட்டுமே கேட்கப்படும்.
  5. நடுவரின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது.
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மெட்டுப்போடு – SONG QUIZ

"தலை"க்கு இசை அமைக்க வேண்டாம்
இசைக்குத் தலை அசைத்தால் போதுமே!
பாட்டுக்களோ ஏராளம்!
அதற்கு நாவசைத்தாலே தாராளம்!
இசைப் படித்தாலும் மெட்டுப்போடு!
இசைப் பிடித்தாலும் மெட்டுப்போடு!!

  1. அணிக்கு மூவர்.
  2. தகுதிச்சுற்றில் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்படும் அணிகள் மட்டுமே இறுதிப் போட்டியில் கலந்து கொள்ள அனுமதிக்கப்படுவார்கள்.
  3. தமிழ் சினிமா பாடல்கள் தொடர்பான கேள்விகள் மட்டுமே கேட்கப்படும்.
  4. நடுவரின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது.
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“வார்த்தைகள் பேசாத பொழுது மௌனமே மொழியாய் அமையும் உங்கள் மௌனத்தைப் பேசவைக்கும் தருணம் இது”

  1. அணிக்கு மூவர்
  2. தகுதிச்சுற்றில் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்படும் அணிகள் மட்டுமே இறுதிப் போட்டியில் கலந்து கொள்ள அனுமதிக்கப்படுவார்கள்
  3. நடிப்பவர்கள் வாய் அசைத்தல் கூடாது
  4. நடுவரின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது.
மீனாட்சி – 8608004652
சிவரஞ்சனி – 8754408550
சந்தியா – 8754028906

ஆல் இன் ஆல் அழகு ராஜா – POT POURRI

விதியல்ல, விளையாடு! மதியோடு போராடு!
வா! வெற்றி வாகை சூடு!
விஞ்ஞானம் மெஞ்ஞானமும் எஞ்ஞானமும் உஞ்ஞானமாக!
நீதானே ராஜா ! எங்கள் ஆல் இன் ஆல் அழகுராஜா!!!

  1. அணிக்கு மூவர்.
  2. தகுதிச்சுற்றில் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்படும் அணிகளே இறுதிச்சுற்றுக்கு அனுமதிக்க படுவார்கள் .
  3. சினிமா,தமிழ்,பொது அறிவு,பேச்சுத்திறன் அனைத்தும் சோதிக்கப்படும்.
  4. நடுவரின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது
சுவாமிநாதன் 9003057735
அஷ்வத் 7708923987
மஹாராஜா 8973843183

நையாண்டி நாயகர்கள் – KPY

நாகரீக நடையோடு நகைச்சுவை நாவலராய் பேச்சோடு விளையாடிப் புன்சிரிப்பூட்டி மகிழ்விக்க, மேடை ஏறி வந்திடுவீர்!

  1. அணிக்கு இருவர்.
  2. தகுதி சுற்றில் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்படும் அணிகள் மட்டுமே இறுதிப் போட்டியில் கலந்து கொள்ள அனுமதிக்கப்படுவார்கள்.
  3. உங்கள் கற்பனைக்கும், நகைச்சுவைத்தன்மைக்கும் அதிக மதிப்பெண்கள் வழங்கப்படும்.
  4. வன்மமும் ஈனத்தன்மையும் முற்றிலுமாய் தவிர்க்கப்படவேண்டும்
  5. நடுவரின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது.
வருண் – 9600158328
அநிருத்தன் – 9566072553

நவரசம் - DRAMA

நன்மொழியோடு ஒப்பனை சேர்த்து, வசனங்கள் பல பேசி, நடிப்போடு மேடையேறி நாடகக்கலை வர்ணம் தீட்டத் தமிழ்ச் சங்கம் அழைக்கிறது வாரீர்!

  1. குழுவில் அதிகபட்சம் 10 பேர் இருக்கலாம். ( இசை மற்றும் மேடை அமைப்பிற்கான 2 பேர் தவிர )
  2. திரையிசை அல்லாத பதிவுசெய்யப்பட்ட அல்லது வாத்திய இசையைப் பயன்படுத்தலாம்.
  3. மேடை அமைப்பிற்கான நேரம் உட்பட 25 நிமிடங்கள் அளிக்கப்படும்.அதிகமாக எடுத்துக்கொள்ளப்படும் ஒவ்வொரு நிமிடத்திற்கும் மதிப்பெண்கள் குறைக்கப்படும்.
  4. குழுக்கள் தங்கள் நாடகத்தை விளம்பரப்படுத்தச் சுவரொட்டிகள் கொண்டுவரலாம்.
  5. நடுவர்களின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது.
பாலசுப்ரமணியன் – 9500830016
ஸ்ரீநிதி – 9894497801

முகமொழி- MIME

இயற்கையின் முதல் மொழி, எல்லைகளற்ற தனி மொழி, இதயத்தின் இனிய மொழி, மௌனத்தால் கருத்துச் சொல்ல உங்களுக்கேற்ற இடம்...

  1. ஓர் அணிக்கு 6 - 8 பேர் இருக்கலாம்.
  2. ஓர் அணிக்கு அதிகபட்சம் 8 மணித்துளிகள் கொடுக்கப்படும்.
  3. இசை பதிவு செய்யப்பட்டதாகவோ வாத்திய இசையாகவோ இருக்கலாம்.
  4. அணியினர் அனைவரும் ஒரே விதமான உடை மற்றும் முகச்சாயத்தில் இருக்க வேண்டும்.
  5. அணியினர் அனைவரும் கையுறைகளும் காலுறைகளும் அணிந்திருக்க வேண்டும்
  6. சிறப்புப் பொருட்களை மேடையில் பயன்படுத்த அனுமதி இல்லை.
  7. விளக்கப் படங்கள் பயன்படுத்தக் கூடாது.
  8. எவ்விதக் குரல் ஒலியையும் பயன்படுத்த அனுமதி இல்லை.
  9. அவைக்குப் பொருந்தாதச் செய்கைகள் கட்டாயமாகத் தவிர்க்கப் பட வேண்டும்.
  10. நடுவர்களின் முடிவே இறுதியானது.
மஹாராஜா 8973843183
விக்னேஷ் 9790617562

MIME – the art where silence speaks the loudest. This is one of the flagship events of Kuruksastra, our annual cultural extravaganza and is open to all. Come showcase your talent of expressing an art with a heart and be the proud torch bearers for this language of the soul. The event attracts participants from all over India and is one of the most coveted competitions as it includes both solo mime and group mime.

  1. a team can consist of 6-8 members
  2. the time allotted to each team is 8 minutes maximum
  3. The music can be either recorded or performed live
  4. Everyone must be wearing uniform costume and should not be differentiated by their costumes
  5. No properties will be allowed to be used
  6. No cut outs or banners will be allowed during the performance
  7. No human voices will be allowed
  8. vulgarity and profanity will not be entertained
  9. the judges' decision will be final.
மஹாராஜா 8973843183
விக்னேஷ் 9790617562

யாதுமாகி நின்றேன் – SOLO MIME


  1. தனி நபர் பங்கேற்கும் போட்டி
  2. தகுதிச்சுற்றுக்கு 2 நிமிடங்கள் வழங்கப்படும்
  3. இரு பகுதிகளாக தகுதிச்சுற்று அமையும்.
  4. முதல் பகுதியில் போட்டியளர்கள் தாம் தயார் செய்து கொண்டுவந்த நாடகத்தை நடித்துக் காட்ட வேண்டும்.
  5. இரண்டாம் பகுதி பற்றிய விவரம் நிகழ்விடத்தில் அறிவுறுத்தப்படும்.
  6. தகுதிச்சுற்றின் மூலம் போட்டியளர்கள் தேர்வுசெய்யப்படுவார்கள்.
  7. விளக்கப் படங்கள் பயன்படுத்தக்கூடாது
  8. குரலொலி கலவாத இசையைப் பயன்படுத்த மட்டுமே அனுமதி உண்டு.
  9. சீரான உடை, முகச்சாயம், கையுறை, காலுறை அணிந்திருத்தல் அவசியம்.
  10. அவைக்குப் பொருந்தாத செய்கைகள் ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளப்படமாட்டா.
  11. நடுவரின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது
நவீன் – 9042924259


  1. Time limit is 2 minutes
  2. Face paint and costume is compulsory
  3. First Round is own concept
  4. Second Round is impromptu
  5. Music track is not compulsory
  6. Participants can submit their music track in Pendrives before the start of the event
  7. Inanimate objects must not be used during the act
  8. Vulgarity and Profanity will not be entertained
நவீன் – 9042924259

கூத்துப்பட்டறை – STREET PLAY

"சமூகப்புதிர்களை, பிரச்சனைகளை ஒரே கோணத்தில் உற்றுநோக்கும் இச்சமூகத்தின் முன்... அப்புதிர்களுக்குள் ஒளிந்திருக்கும், சமூகம் காண மறந்த, மறை(று)த்தப் பல புதிய கோணங்களை வெளிக்கொணரும் ஓர் புதிய கோணங்கியின் தேடல்!"

தலைப்பு :"புதிய கோணங்கி"
  1. ஒவ்வொரு அணிக்கும் தலா 15 நிமிடங்கள் வழங்கப்படும்.
  2. அணிக்கு அதிகபட்சமாக 12 பேர் வரை இருக்கலாம். (இசைக்கலைஞர்கள் உட்பட)
  3. மின்சாரத்தில் இயங்கும் இசைக்கருவிகள் அனுமதிக்கப்படமாட்டாது.
  4. சினிமாப் பாடல் மெட்டில் கூத்து பாடல் இருப்பதைத் தவிர்க்கவும்.
  5. கருத்தின் தெளிவு, தனித்தன்மை, அணியின் ஒத்தியக்கம், குழுவினரின் பங்களிப்பு போன்றவற்றின் அடிப்படையில் தீர்ப்பு அமையும்.
  6. நடுவர்கள் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது.  
  7. வன்மமும் ஈனத்தன்மையும் முற்றிலுமாகத் தவிர்க்கப் படவேண்டும்.
அருள் – 8015781623
நந்தினி – 8939744385


సృజనాత్మకత అంటే కొత్తగా ఆలోచించడం, ఆ కొత్తదనాన్ని మీకు పరిచయం  చేయడానికి ఉన్న ఏకైక   ఈవెంట్  జల్సా .ఈ కొత్తదనం మాటలతో , చేతల్లో  , నటన తో   బొమ్మలతో ఇలా  అనేక  విధాలుగా   అవ్వచ్చు . ఎప్పటిలాగా  వినూత్న రౌండ్స్  తో మిమల్ని అలరించే మా ఈ ఈవెంట్ , ఈ సారి  మళ్ళీ మరింత కొత్తగా , సరదాగా మీలో  ఉల్లాసాన్ని ఉత్తేజపరచటానికి దూసుకొస్తోంది మా ఈ 'జల్సా'.

Jalsa (miscellaneous event): Jalsa meant for creativity in which people does not follow rules,they don't necessarily break them either,they always make their own.

  1. 3 per team
  2. 3 rounds
  3. Creativity will fetch you more points.

ఒకే  ఒక్క ఛాన్స్: Oke okka chance (acting event)

మీరు బాగా నటించగలరని మీ నమ్మకమా ?
మీ హావభావాలతో ప్రేక్షకులను మెప్పించి వారి అభిమానాన్ని గెలుచుకోగలరా...?
ఐతే మీ నటనా నైపుణ్యాన్ని నిరూపించుకోమని ఆహ్వానిస్తోంది ఒకే ఒక్క ఛాన్స్.

Have you always wondered am an actor better than many,always thought you could give meaning to the word theatre..
This is an event where you showcase all your acting skills with a spoon of spontaneity and intensity.

  1. 3 per team
  2. 3 rounds
  3. Movie scenes/situation will be given, team have to enact the scene and more fun related events like celebrity imitation or something else
  4. General rules like -preventing tendency to show back to audience and other acting rules

రాగం తానం పల్లవి:Raagam taanam Pallavi (antyakshari)

మీ అందరినీ రాగాల సరాగాల పల్లకిలో ఊరేగించడానికి మీ ముందుకు వచ్చేసింది రాగం తానం పల్లవి.....ఇందులో మీరు గొప్ప సంగీత విధ్వాంసులో,గాయినీ గాయకులో అయ్యుండాల్సిన అవసరం లేదు.తెలుగు చలన చిత్ర పాటల మీద,సాహిత్యం మీద కొంత అవగాహన ఉంటే సరిపోతుంది

Music is life-dats y our hearts have beats"........ So get ready to indulge urself into the musical world...... For this you need not be a rockstar or pop singer ....... Just basic knowledge on telugu movie songs  is enough..... So, Get up nd Grab ur chance....

  1. 3 per team
  2. 3 rounds

కలం (offline event):Poetry Writing - Telugu

కలలని తనలో కళలని తన కలం తో జోడించిన శబ్ధం,
ఆ కలంతో ఒక కాగితం పై చేసే నాట్యం పేరు కవిత్వం.

Poetry is a soft whispering made by our hearts and presenting such rustling in an artistic way through our thoughts.

Creative Writing – Telugu (offline event)

ఒక విషయాన్ని వివిధ కోణాలలో చూస్తూ సరికొత్త భంగిమలతో అలంకరించటం క్రియేటివ్ వ్రయిటింగ్

Sometimes we find new dimensions, sometimes we give new definitions to a given topic, and this iscalled creative writing.

మన టాకీస్:Mana talkies – Telugu Drama

ఒక వేదికను నిత్య వేడుకగా మార్చి,కళాకారులు తమ నటనతో ప్రేక్షకులను అలరించి, వారిని ఆనందపు అంచుల్లో ముంచెత్తి కేరింతలమయంలో నింపగలిగే ఏకైక ప్రదర్శన పేరు డ్రామా.

  1. 6 teams will perform on stage
  2. Selection is based on prelims
  3. General script should be submitted on or before the announcement,
  4. Complete Scripts should be submitted before putting up the play
  5. Team of 8 +2 event
  6. Time: 25min show (including stage setting time)
  7. Drama rules applicable
  8. No vulgarity or profanity
  9. Judges’ decision is final

Mr మేధావి:Mr.Medhavi (general and picture quiz)

Are you up to date with current affairs? Is your knowledge limited or do you explore many topics that you come across? Did someone test that? This event provides a platform to test your knowledge. Come and participate

Sమీకు సమకాలిన అంశాల పై సంపూర్ణమైన అవగాహన ఉందా ? మీకు ప్రశ్నించాలన్నా, అ ప్రశ్నలకు సమాధానాలు వెతుక్కోవాలన్నా సరదానా ? కొత్త విషయాలను  తెలుసుకోవాలనే ఆసక్తి ఎక్కువా ? ఐతే మీలాంటి వాళ్ళకు స్వాగతం అంటోంది  మిస్టర్ మేధావి.

  1. 3 per team
  2. 3 rounds
  3. Quiz master decision is final.

పద్మవ్యూహం (Treasure Hunt)

నాడు మహాభారతం లో ఉత్తర మాటలు పూర్తిగా వినకుండా యుద్ధం లోకి అడుగు పెట్టి పద్మవ్యూహం లో ఇరుక్కున్న ఆ అర్జున కుమారుడు, అభిమన్యుడి లా కాక మా నిర్వాహకులు చెప్పే సూచనలు జాగ్రత్తగా చెవిన వేసుకొని ఒక్కొక్క ఆనవాళ్ళని గుర్తిస్తూ, సవాళ్ళను ఎదురుకొంటూ పద్మవ్యూహాన్ని ఛేదించి గుప్తనిథి ని మీ సొంతం చేసుకోండి.

  1. 3 per team
  2. Clues shall be handled with utmost care
  3. All movements will be closely observed by our volunteers all the time.

The Gen Quiz


A quiz about anything under the sun, and including it. If you think you know the answer to every question, this is definitely for you.

  1. Teams of 3
  2. Prelims + Finals

The SPENT Quiz


This quiz will dazzle you with information that you might never have heard of about your favorite sportsmen, actors, singers and the like. Don't worry, your time will be well spent.

  1. Teams of 3
  2. Questions from the world of Sports and Entertainment
  3. Prelims + Finals

The AV Quiz


In a quiz, have you ever felt that you're too lazy to read long questions? We present to you the Audio-Visual quiz that consists of only audio clips and videos to question your knowledge.

  1. Teams of 2
  2. One-shot written event

What’s The Good Word


Are you adept at comprehending the finer aspects of English? A plethora of word games like etymologies, anagrams and rebuses. A host of questions that boggle your mind. All of them lead up to this question- What's The Good Word?

  1. Team of 2
  2. Written prelims + finals



The Cryptic Crossword is a famous word game that can be seen in daily newspapers. If you are the person who eagerly looks for the grid that rests in a corner, waiting to be solved, this will be your paradise. The answer is there, looking for you, and will find you only if you want it to.

  1. Teams of 2
  2. Cryptic Crossword rules apply
  3. Written Prelims + Finals

Creative Writing


Pen it to win it. One topic. Your words. Your classic.

  1. Topic and word limit - On the spot
  2. Miming Events

Dumb Charades


Do you think you have the ability to convey something to your friends without uttering a single word? Amaze us with your miming skills and show off your chemistry with your team-mates.

  1. Teams of 3
  2. Standard Dumb C rules apply - no splitting of words, no using homophones (sounds like), no mouthing of words Prelims + Finals



A combination of all the events that happen at English Lits. Be prepared to face any challenge thrown at you.

  1. Teams of 4
  2. Prelims will be DumbC + Picto Prelims + Finals

Just a Minute


The signature event at English Lits. One minute to awe them all.
One minute to object. One minute to keep talking. And One minute to win it.

  1. Individual event
  2. Prelims + Finals
  3. Standard Jam Rules apply
  4. Never forget, Mod is God



What would you do if you had to face the unknown? Gear up to ramble on without prior preparation. Extempore will challenge your imagination and will be a test of your ability to portray it effectively.

  1. Individual event
  2. Prelims + Finals
  3. Comprises events like Shipwreck, Spin a Yarn etc



Do you like to argue relentlessly to get your point across? Do you like to leave opponents dumbfounded with your eloquence? Then this is the perfect platform for you to showcase your talent with words. Let the battle begin!

  1. Teams of 2
  2. One goes for the topic and one against Prelims + Finals

Group Dance Theme - Choreo Nite

Do you have a story to tell? Do you all express stories with bewitching eyes blended with the grace in your every step? Then we have the perfect stage for you! With perfect combination of music and dance, entrap the audience in your story. The stage is yours to show the power of the Thandav.

  1. 1st round is video prelims
  2. Total number of dancers per team - 8 to 25
  3. The allotted time for finals is 8 + 2 minutes (empty-stage to empty-stage and inclusive of announcement of theme before the beginning of the performance)
  4. Team performing beyond the time limit will be disqualified
  5. Only one team from a college may participate in each category
  6. Music is to be brought in a separate pen drive containing only the appropriate song (.mp3 format) and handed over at the time of registration
  7. Props must be arranged by the teams themselves
  8. Props include objects, which are carried by participants (sticks, sword, pots, etc.). Chairs, tables, screen and backdrops, which are placed on stage, come under stage settings
  9. Usage of fire, water, and other potentially dangerous props on stage as well as any sort of littering is strictly prohibited
  10. Vulgarity and/or profanity of any form is strictly prohibited
  11. The judge`s decision will be final and if questioned will lead to disqualification of the team
  12. The prelims video must be sent to on or before March 14, 2016

Solo Classical

A city rich with history, is incomplete without the classical dance form. The stage is set for you to portray the grace in your dance with the abhinaya and nritta. It`s your time to stand out and show your talent in any classical style dance form. With the perfect blend of all the elements of classical dance, we bring you

  1. Only one participant on stage at a time
  2. Time limit is 4+2 minutes
  3. Participants should perform for Varnam or Thillana, where both Abhinaya and Nritta is showcased
  4. (In case of Bharatnatyam) We also encourage other form of classical dances such as Kathak, Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi.
  5. Music to be brought in a separate pendrive containing the song and handed over during registration
  6. Participants will have to perform with the proper classical costume. Weightage will be given for the costume

Short Film Making

Short Film Making

From the times of Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese and Walt Disney to Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan, films have played such a huge Impact in the life of man. The nostalgic “The name’s Bond, James Bond” in the Bond movies to “neenga nallavara kettavara?” of Nayagan to “Don ko pakadna mushkil nahi, namunkin hai” in Don will echo in our hearts for centuries to come.

Even now, thousands of young artists are trying to make their way to the top.

If you are one of them, then Kuruksastra: The 10th Edition – is the right place for you. The short film fest will be the stepping stone in your journey into the world of filming. Make a film, Submit your entries and your film might be screened in front of many eager film enthusiasts! So come here, and let the nostalgic fever set in!


  1. The short films can be of any genre and the duration must not exceed 15 minutes.
  2. Plagarized or heavily inspired content will be disqualified.
  3. The films can be submitted in DVD/USB, in .mp4 or .avi format or the youtube/vimeo link can also be sent through an email.
  4. Mobile phone camera are not allowed and Original background score will fetch extra points.
  5. Excessive vulgarity, profanity or violence will lead to disqualification.
  6. Subtitles are required for non-English films.
  7. The short-listed entries will be screened and the decision of the judges will be final.

L'écriture de scénario

Writing a script is no small thing. It takes immense amount of creativity and time to create.
What is more testing is putting some more challenges in this. So, for the first time in SASTRA, we give you, L'écriture de scénario, the 24 hours script writing competition. Time is not the only constraint for you. We shall also put your creativity to test, but giving you a few pictures based on which your story should be. So put on your thinking caps and get ready to present.


  1. 24 hour script writing competition
  2. 10 pictures will be given. Elements from all the photos should be incorporated in the script that will be written in 24 hours.
  3. Plagarism is strictly prohibited and any script with scenes that seem to be taken from other movies shall be disqualified.
  4. The maximum word limit of the script is 1000 words. There is no minimum word limit.
  5. The top three scripts shall be awarded with cash prizes.
  6. Entries to be sent to


Photography is a form of art like no other. What your eye can see can be caught on a screen so that you never miss a moment. From holding a camera to making a picture, it's not an easy task. Every picture is made and every made picture needs appreciation. And the happiness that one gets is totally worth it. Let's take a walk down memory lane and enjoy all those captured moments. SASTRA Fotohub gives you an opportunity to show us what you have made special for our 10th edition.


  1. Basic post-processing is allowed.(Adobe Lightroom)
  2. Details regarding the camera used and a few lines about your picture should be sent along with the photo.
  3. Mobile cameras are not allowed.
  4. Each contestant can submit a maximum of 2 photos on each topic.
  5. Your entries along with your name and contact details must be sent to
  6. Mail subject should be "fotographia'16"
  7. Last date for submission is 18 march 2016 (11:59pm).
  8. Follow sastra fotohub page in facebook for more updates.

Ad-Film Making

Every good idea needs a good marketing strategy to become a majestic success, and behind every good marketing strategy is an even better mode of publicity. So bring out your ideas in the form of an unique ADVERTISEMENT and make the crowd resonate with it!


  1. The duration of the ad film must not exceed one minute and the decision of the judges will be final.
  2. The theme of the ad can be anything ranging from products to a social cause or about an organisation.
  3. The ad films can be submitted in DVD/USB, in .mp4 or .avi format or the youtube/vimeo link can also be sent through an email.
  4. Plagarism of any kind is strictly condemned and will be disqualified.
  5. Only the short-listed entries will be screened.


“The stage is a magic circle where only the most real things happen” -P.S. Baber

The curtains are drawn, the lights are on and the stage is set! It’s time for you to ascend the stage and awe the audience with spell binding performances that sway the audience! Vie with theatre groups across South India for the coveted Best Play!

  1. Each team will get 45 minutes (empty stage to empty stage) to put up their respective plays
  2. Multiple entries from a college are allowed
  3. The play can be an original or an adaptation
  4. Live music is permitted. Teams must bring the necessary instruments
  5. 4 tables and 10 chairs are at your disposal.Other specific properties/furniture must be arranged by the team
  6. Use of flammable substances and liquids on stage is prohibited
  7. Vulgarity or profanity of any kind will lead to disqualification
  8. The judge’s discretion and decision are final
  9. The last date for script submission is 17/03/2016. Send in your entries to
  10. The main event is on 27/03/2016


"With improv, it's a combination of listening and not trying to be funny." -Kristen Wiig
This event will test your creativity and spontaneity through a series of interesting rounds that will keep you thinking on your feet! The event will be a mixed bag of monoacting, adzap, spoken word poetry and much more. Since this is an improve event, we don’t want to give away too much. (Where’s the fun in that anyway?!)

  1. Participating teams must have 4-5 members.
  2. The specifics of each and every round will be announced on spot
  3. Vulgarity or profanity of any kind will lead to disqualification
  4. Use of flammable substances and liquids on stage is not allowed
  5. This event is scheduled to happen on 26/03/2016
  6. Participating teams can register for this event on the spot

Online Script Writing

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” - Maya Angelou
Let your creativity run amuck! Weave together tales that shock, surprise, confound and sway the audi-ence. Carve out characters with flaws as tragic as Brutus himself. This is your opportunity to put your thoughts on paper, create and explore!

  1. The script entry must be an original
  2. The script must have no more than one act
  3. The script must contain descriptions of stage setup, sound and light cues and other notes that a director will require
  4. Script entries must be sent to on or before 18/03/2016
  5. This event is scheduled to happen on 26/03/2016


MIME – the art where silence speaks the loudest. This is one of the flagship events of Kuruksastra, our annual cultural extravaganza and is open to all. Come showcase your talent of expressing an art with a heart and be the proud torch bearers for this language of the soul. The event attracts participants from all over India and is one of the most coveted competitions as it includes both solo mime and group mime.

  1. A team can consist of 6-8 members
  2. The time allotted to each team is 8 minutes maximum
  3. The music can be either recorded or performed live
  4. Everyone must be wearing uniform costume and should not be differentiated by their costumes
  5. No properties will be allowed to be used
  6. No cut outs or banners will be allowed during the performance
  7. No human voices will be allowed
  8. vulgarity and profanity will not be entertained
  9. the judges' decision will be final.
Maharaja 8973843183
Vignesh 9790617562

MasterChef KS

Are you one of those people who likes to get your hand messy in the kitchen? Do you believe that a messy kitchen is a happy kitchen? Team Informals brings to you MasterChef KS! Show us how creative you can be and pave your way to become the next Master chef KS!!

Team of 2 - 30rs

Contact details:

Shrinedhi Rajan - 7708478278

Rajeshwari P - 9551725941

Casino dé Royale

Stock up on four leaved clovers and horse shoes cause this game of chances demands you to have Lady Luck on your side. Place your bets, keep your stakes high and try your hand at "Casino dé Royale". Win or lose, this game won't fail to enthral you! Experience the thrill never being able to predict the outcome!

Team of 2 - 40rs

Contact details:

Pavitra - 9789346790

Pavitra - 9789346790